Obit: Biddle, Frank Herland (1915 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Biddle, Newhouse, Fillo, Moskiewicz, Tabbert, Johnston, Witt, Bowman, Heiser, DeWirth, Love

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 6/20/2012

Biddle, Frank Herland (25 May 1915 - 12 June 2012)

Frank H. Biddle, age 97, of Thorp, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp. Rev. Bob Love officiated and burial followed in Sylvan Cemetery in the Town of Reseburg. Pallbearers were: Mark Biddle, Ted Tabbert, Dion Moskiewicz, Trent Moskiewicz, Larry Biddle and Ron Witt. Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral Home, on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.

Frank Herland Biddle was born on May 25, 1915, in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, the son of Richard and Lillian (Newhouse) Biddle. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Reseburg School. Frank was united in marriage to Julia Fillo on December 31, 1934, in Boyd. They farmed south of Thorp for a couple years, and then moved to Milwaukee where Frank worked for Western Leather. After two years in Milwaukee, they returned to Thorp and farmed in the Town of Mead. During his time on the farm, Frank also worked in the CCC Camps, for Plauz Brothers, in Greenwood doing road construction, and was a mechanic for 10 years at Winiarczyk Ford Garage in Thorp. After retiring, Frank continued to live on the farm until the time of his death. He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Julia, of Thorp; two children: Clarence “Jim” (Shirley) Biddle of Thorp, and Betty (Dennis) Moskiewicz of Thorp; four grandchildren: Dawn (Ted) Tabbert and Mark (Jean) Biddle, both of Greenville, WI, Trent (Stephanie) Moskiewicz of Medford, and Dion (Suzi) Moskiewicz of Eagle; seven great-grandchildren: Krista (Christian) Johnston, Therese, Sam and Gianna Tabbert, Harley, Hope and Jacob Moskiewicz.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Richard Jr., John, Andrew, Dennis and Willie Biddle; and five sisters: Clara Biddle, Elsie Witt, Johanna Bowman, Florence Heiser and Rose DeWirth.

Online condolences may be expressed at Thorp Funeral home assisted the family with the arrangements.



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