Obit: Zuelke, Arthur W. (1925 - 2010)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Belgea, Belgea-Zuelke, Eidahl, Huser, Johnson, Klumb, Olson, Pernsteiner, Polege, Rayborn, Reckner, Smith, Ulrich, Wieland, Wussow, Zuelke
----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, March 30, 2010, online edition
Zuelke, Arthur W. (February 21, 1925 - March 26, 2010)
Arthur W. Zuelke, age 85, Stratford, died on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Marshfield Care Center.
Arthur was born on February 21, 1925, in the Town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County, the son of Henry and Marie (Klumb) Zuelke.
He was a lifelong resident of Stratford attending Stratford schools and was a graduate of Stratford High School. He farmed for fifty years in the Town of Eau Pleine and Town of Cleveland on his farm "97 Acres."
He served on the board of directors of the Stratford State Bank for twenty-four years (1971-1995), and served on the board of directors of the Stratford Farmers Co-op for twenty-seven years (1954-1981). He also served on the Stratford School Board for fourteen years (1961-1975) and he sold Pioneer seed corn for twenty-five years.
He married Delores Reckner on June 12, 1948, in Stratford. She later died. They had three children, Richard, John, and Patti.
Arthur married Kathy Belgea, M.D. on November 28, 1975, in St. Paul, Minn.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Belgea-Zuelke, M.D. of Stratford; a brother, Larry (Nancy) Zuelke of Menomonee Falls; and three sisters, Lois Zuelke of Stratford, Ruth Olson of Schullsburg, and Anne Zuelke of Bloomington, Minn. He is also survived by his children, Richard (Sandra) Zuelke of Monroe, John (Kathy) Zuelke of Stratford and Patti Zuelke of Elkhart Lake. He is further survived by three grandsons, Paul, Jesse and Jason; and two great-grandsons, Jeffrey and Kelan.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife; and a brother, Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford. Pastor Sue Eidahl will preside and Judy Polege will be the organist for Daniel Wieland and Mary Wussow as vocalists. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery and serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dean Wieland and Donald Pernsteiner and active pallbearers will be Daniel Wieland, Robert Ulrich, Paul Smith, Richard Rayborn, Charles Johnson and Bernard Huser. The visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford. Sauter-Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, The Marshfield Medical Research Foundation or Wausau Aspirus Medical Center.
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