Obit: Hein, William Frederick (1882 - 1980)
Transcriber: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hein, Phillips, Jeffrey, Jenswold, Wilson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/08/1980

Hein, William Frederick (21 December 1882 – 28 April 1980)

William F. Hein, a 90-year-old resident of Humbird, died in a Scott City, Kansas, nursing home on April 28. He was 97.

The Weinmann-Price Funeral Home of Scott City arranged for cremation with interment to be in the Mentor Cemetery, at Humbird, following memorial services on May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Humbird United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walter Jenswold of Humbird is to officiate.

William Frederick Hein was born to Valentin and Theresa Hein at the parent’s home near the old mill on Lake Emerson, December 21, 1882. He was one of five children. He grew up helping his father and brother run the mail while attending Humbird School.

In 1907, he married Kittie Phillips and they lived on the Hein place until the old house burned in 1915. They returned when it was rebuilt a few years later. In 1911, Hein became a Humbird mail carrier, a position he held for 32 years, retiring in 1943. In earlier years, besides being a mail carrier, Hein served as a telegraph operator at the Humbird depot and also worked as a carpenter. (The Tioga School was built with his help.) He was also active in town affairs, recently donating land upon which Humbird’s lake side park is located.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and its choir, the Modern Woodmen of America and the old Humbird Cornet Band. In 1973, the Heins, due to their age, left their Humbird home to be near a daughter, Beth, in Kansas. On January 9, 1978, Mrs. Hein passed away. He is survived by a daughter, Beth Jeffrey, Scott City, Kansas; a son, Col. Neil F. Hein, Chipita Park, Colorado; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Also to be Remembered

At the service for William R. Hein, tribute will also be paid to his deceased daughter-in-law, Marion (Wilson) Hein, wife of Col. Neil F. Hein. She passed away February 27 this year. Her cremated remains will also be buried in the Town of Mentor Cemetery. Mrs. Hein was born on October 4, 1908, in Birmingham, Alabama, and was married to Col. Hein on July 19, 1936, in Denver, Colorado.

She was a member of the 99’s, an international women’s pilot organization and maintained her pilot’s license until her death. She was also a member of the Colorado College Women’s Educational Society, the Retired Officer’s Wives’ Club and the Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

Her survivors include her husband, and a son Neil F. Hein, Jr., Stockton, California.

Local arrangements are being handled by the Jensen Funeral Home, Hixton.


Obit: Hein, Kittie Luella (1886- 1978)

Transcriber: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hein, Phillips, Stanley, Jeffery, Zerbel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/19/1978

Hein, Kittie Luella (2 September 1886 – 9 January 1978)

Mrs. Kittie Luella Hein, Scott City, Ks., and formerly a Humbird resident, died in the Scott County Hospital on January 9, at the age of 91 years. The Weinman-Price Mortuary of Scott City arranged for cremation. Interment of the remains will be in the Mentor Cemetery at Humbird following memorial services planned to be held in Humbird sometime in May.

Kittie Luella Phillips was born in Mr. Sterling, on September 2, 1886, one of five children. She was living with her parents, Sylvester and Rhoda Phillips, on their Jackson County farm, across the road from the Zerbel farm, when she met and married William F. Hein, of Humbird in 1907. They then lived on the Hein place near the old mill on Lake Emerson. Here they lived, except for a period pending the rebuilding of the old home, which burned in 1915, until 1973. During most of this time, William was the mail carrier on Rt. 1 Humbird.

In 1973, the rigors of old age and several years of ill health for Mrs. Hein dictated leaving Humbird to be near their daugher, Beth, in Kansas. Mrs. Hein enjoyed the years with her daughter, Beth, in Kansas, even though her health continued to deteriorate.

In her earlier years, she was a member of the Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors and the Excelsior Club. Last October, the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and Mr. Hein’s 95th birthday in December. The couple was honored as king and queen of the Humbird Centennial Celebration in 1969.

Mrs. Hein is survived by her husband, William F. Hein, Scott City, Ks.; a sister, Cora B. Stanley, Memorial Home, Neillsville; a daughter, Beth Jeffery, Scott City, Ks., a son, Colonel (Ret.) Neil F. Hein, Chipita park, Co., two grandsons, Jim Jeffery, Scott City, Ks, and Neil F. Hein, Jr., Stockton, Ca,, and three great-grandchildren.

 Jim Jeffery, Scott City, Ks, and Neil F. Hein, Jr., Stockton, Ca,, (not confirmed)


Obit: Hein, Kittie Luella #2 (1886 - 1978)
Transcriber: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hein, Jeffery, Jenswold

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/11/1978

Hein, Kittie Luella (2 September 1886 – 9 January 1978)

A Memorial service for Mrs. William F. Hein (Kittie Luella) will be held at the Humbird United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. May 11. Rev. Walter Jenswold will officiate. The Jensen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements including interment of cremated remains following the service. Mrs. Hein was 91 years old and had lived in Humbird since 1907. In 1973, the Heins moved to Scott City, Kansas, to be near their daughter, Beth Jeffery. Her husband, William, her daughter, Beth, and her son, Colonel Neil Hein, will attend the service.

                              Postcard sent to Kittie Hein, July, 1921



Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI (postcard in the collection of Kittie Hein)


Obit: Ciokiewicz, Joseph Carl (1921 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ciokiewicz, Rogalski, Kubera, Staniec, Wiand, Czeiniejewski, Dziedzic, Puerner, Balicki

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 15 Jul 1976

Ciokiewicz, Joseph Carl (13 Feb 1921 – 28 Jun 1976)

Joseph Carl Ciokiewicz, 55, passed away on June 28, 1976 at 12:15 p.m. on his way home from the VA Hospital, Minneapolis.

He was born February 13, 1921 at Thorp, Wisconsin and enlisted in the Army in 1942, serving all 4 years overseas in India, subject to an honorable discharge as Technician Fifth Grade. On April 17, 1948 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Rogalski at Thorp at St. Hedwig’s Parish. The couple made their home in Chicago, Illinois, where Joseph was employed by Sherman & Reynolds, Inc. for 20 years. The family moved back to rural Thorp in June of 1958, where his wife and children still reside. Joe recently was employed by Industrial Fabricators, Inc. of Thorp.

Surviving are his wife Betty, 2 sons, Daniel 18, Randall 14, and Timothy 8, all at home; 3 daughters, Gloria Kubera of Thorp, Arlene Staniec of Lublin, and Sharon Wiand of Dewey, Illinois; 4 granddaughters; 5 brothers, Tony of Owen, John of Green Bay, George of Withee, Nick of Rio Linda, California, and Frank of Stanley, and 2 sisters, Helen Czeiniejewski of Chicago, Illinois and Stella Dziedzic of Cicero, Illinois.

Joe was preceded in death by both his mother, Mary and Father, Joseph, and one sister, Victoria.

Military funeral services were held at St. Bernard’s-St. Hedwig’s Church, Thorp on Friday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Puerner officiating. Burial was made in the parish cemetery, Thorp. Pallbearers were Frank Ciokiewicz, Fred Rogalski, Richard Balicki, Tom Czeiniejewski, Robert Rogalski and John Rogalski.


Obit: Turenne, Joseph #2 (1897 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Turenne, Henchen, Wallace, Biser, Flanders, Rusch

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 15 Jul 1976

Turenne, Joseph #2 (12 Jun 1897 – 6 Jul 1976)

Joseph E. Turenne, 79, passed away at his home in Thorp, Tuesday, July 6, 1976. Joe was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, June 12, 1897, moving to a rural farm in Thorp in the early 1900’s, and moved to the city of Thorp in 1923. He was married to Elsie Henchen at Neillsville, Wisconsin, June 28, 1922.

Surviving are his wife Elsie; four son, Robert Turenne of Thorp, Raymond and Richard Turenne of Milwaukee, Roger Turenne of Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters, Patricia L. Wallace of Elk River, Minnesota, Maxine J. Biser of Stevens Point; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Pete Turenne of Withee; two sisters, Delia Flanders of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Rose Rusch of Owen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Delia Turenne, two brothers, Albert and George Turenne, and one sister, Margaret Turenne.

Funeral services were held at St. Bernard’s Church, Thorp on Friday, July 9, 1976 at 10:30 a.m., with Father John officiating. Burial was made in East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Alan Turenne, Jim Turenne, Scott Turenne, Todd Turenne, Brad Biser and Randy Wallace.


BioA: Hanson, Mr./Mrs. Emil (Gold – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hanson

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 15 Jul 1976

Hanson, Mr./Mrs. Emil (Gold – 24 Jun 1976)

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hanson celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 24, 1976 at the Thorp Care Center. A beautiful cake was made in their honor by the cook for dinner. Then Mr. and Mrs. Hanson treated the residents and staff to cookies and ice cream for supper.

A Happy Anniversary Card from the Activity Department and signed by all residents and staff was given to the couple in honor of the day.

Mr. Hanson is a resident at the Thorp Care Center.


Bio: Osowski, Mark Joseph (UW-Madison Registration (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Osowski

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 15 Jul 1976

Mark Joseph Osowski, Route 1, Box 59, Thorp, was among young men and women who visited the UW-Madison campus recently to begin registration for studies starting with the opening of fall semester classes September 7, 1976.

The young people took advantage of the University’s summer advising orientation program for new freshmen and transfer students. Uner this program, student-to-be visit the campus for at least a day, often with one or both parents, arrange for housing, take placement tests, meet student leaders and faculty person, and begin the registration process.

Osowski is majoring in electrical engineering.


BioA: Karpinski, Mr./Mrs. Ray (Silver – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hedler, Karpinski, Neether, Lukas Bojarski, Krupski

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 15 Jul 1976

Karpinski, Mr./Mrs. Ray (Silver – 26 Jun 1976)

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hedler, William Karpinski and his granddaughter, Evonne Karpinski flew to Seattle, Washington to help Mr. and Mrs. Ray Karpinski celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary on June 26th, 1976. Among others attending were Mrs. Karpinski’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Neether of Stanley, North Dakota, and her brother, Dale Neether of Kenai, Alaska. The anniversary party was attended by over 100 guests and was held at a Seattle supper club.

Fred, Helen, Bill and Evonne enjoyed the Seattle area very much and were greatly impressed with the many wonderful sights that were seen during the day.


Obit: Anderson, LeRoy Palmer Sr. (1945 - 2024)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org
Surnames: Anderson, Benedict, Dandeneau, Primer, Helmer, Nikolai

----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Loyal, Clark Co., WI) 7/2/2024

Anderson, LeRoy Palmer Sr. (12 May 1945 – 28 June 2024)

LeRoy P. Anderson, Sr., age 79, of Loyal, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024, at his home from heart failure.

LeRoy Palmer Anderson was born on May 12, 1945, in Ashland, to Palmer “Ole” and Frances M. (Benedict) Anderson.

He was raised on the family farm, and received his education in the Washburn area, graduating from Washburn High School in 1963. After high school, LeRoy worked at DuPont Barksdale Works. He was united in marriage to Gale Dandeneau in May 1970. In 1977, they moved their family to Dorchester, where he ran his own dairy farm. LeRoy and Gale divorced in 1988. He later married Linda Primer in February 1991 and they divorced in 1993. At the time of his death, he has been with his partner, Darlene, since 2004. Later in life he worked as a truck driver, cheese factory worker, and ultimately retired from Abbyland Foods in 2014. In retirement he continued to always be finding something to fix or work on, even re-roofing his own home last year!

He is remembered for his kind, humble, generous and caring character. During his first marriage, LeRoy and Gale enjoyed square dancing and were actively involved in the local Farmers Union. His children and goddaughter have fond memories of him teaching them how to drive a tractor, bail hay, and feed the animals. He loved watching WWE wrestling, riding his motorcycle and was always ready to be outside. Throughout the many ups and downs of his life, he was always smiling, patient and saw the best in his family. We are forever grateful for the time spent with him in the last few weeks of his life.

LeRoy is survived by his children: LeRoy, Jr “JR”, Tina (Chris) Helmer, Palmer (Lori) Anderson; one sister: Polly Nikolai; eight grandchildren: Dominic, Keisha, Brennan, Ryan, Justin, Marissa, Connor and Tyrel; nieces Lisa, Sarah, and Anne, and many nieces and nephews from his first marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dianna; and one son, Dominic.

Our deepest thanks go to all those in Loyal who have helped him one way or another. The community's compassion and willingness to assist those in need is truly a beautiful thing.

A memorial prayer will be held at the 9 a.m. morning Mass on Friday, July 19, 2024, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn, WI. A private burial will be held at Woodland Cemetery in Washburn.


Obit: Gurtner, Janet Esther (1945 - 2024)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Gurtner, Schultz, Riebe, Becker, Swanson, Hughes, Rahm, Goodwin, Poree, Kleinhans, Herriges, Wollner, Burmeister, Hanson

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 7/2/2024)

Gurtner, Janet Esther (12 August 1945 – 28 June 2024)

Janet Esther Gurtner, age 78, of Colby passed peacefully into eternal life on June 28, 2024, at the Colonial Center in Colby under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice Services.

Janet was born to the late Edward and Norma (Schultz) Riebe on August 12, 1945, in Port Washington, and spent her childhood in Cedarburg. She graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1963. On May 20, 1967, she married Raymond Gurtner at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, then in 1970 they moved to Unity, where they opened Ray’s Market.

Janet was hardworking and always had a smile on her face. She started in the meat department at the Red Owl in Cedarburg where she met her husband, Ray. Together they started a legacy when the opened Ray’s Market as a meat market and grocery store in Unity. She owned and operated Ray’s Market for 38 years. Janet also worked as a meat manager of Hedler’s grocery store in Colby for four years. She will be remembered for her kindness to the many customers she has served over the years.

She enjoyed many years of fishing and boating with family and friends at their cottage on Lake Holcombe. Together with her husband, she also enjoyed traveling to Florida each spring in their motor home, where sight-seeing and dining out. In her later years, she enjoyed taking bus trips around the country with her sister, Shirley, and various friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Janet sang in the choir, played hand bells and served several terms on the church council at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity.

Survivors include her son, Alan (Connie) Gurtner of Colby, step daughters Susan (Brian) Becker of Slinger, Barbara Swanson of West Bend, Jayne (Richard) Hughes of Kewaskum; Grandchildren: Hannah (Joshua) Rahm, Emily (Jared Goodwin) Gurtner, Stephanie (Pete) Poree, Brian (Sarah) Becker, Misti (Nick) Swanson, Katie Swanson, Sarah (Marcus) Kleinhans, Erika (Peter) Herriges, Lauren (Ray) Wollner, Parker Hughes, Gracie Hughes; Nephew: Mark Burmeister, Pewaukee

Janet is proceeded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents Edward and Norma Riebe, her infant sister Audrey, her brother-in-law and sister Ken and Shirley Burmeister and her step son-in-law Bob Swanson.

The family would like to thank the nurses and physicians at the Marshfield Medical Center, Colby Colonial Center, and St Croix Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be designed to Central Fire and EMS.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2024, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. The Rev. Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.


Obit: Hoernke, David Allen (1952 - 2024)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Hoernke, Kaser, Hesgard, Flink, Carpenter

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Colby, Clark Co., WI) 7/2/2024)

Hoernke, David Allen (1 December 1952 – 30 June 2024) With Flag

David Allen Hoernke, age 71, of Medford, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

David was born on December 1, 1952, the son of Lawrence “Jake” and Mae (Kaser) Hoernke in Marshfield. He attended St. Mary’s School and Colby High School. David married Debbie Hesgard and they later divorced. He married Karen Flink on August 21, 1982, in Colby.

Dave was a cheesemaker at an early age at the family owned Colby Cheese Factory. He started working in the vats before he could walk. Dave was a state and federally licensed cheese grader. He had his cheesemaker’s license at age 13. After the factory closed, he worked for USDA Dairy Division. Dave retired in 2013. He also served as a member of the Army National Guard from 1971-84.

Dave played softball for the Uptown Bar tournament team where many good times, great stories and much beer was consumed. There were many wins along the way with a great bunch of friends. He bowled in men’s and mixed couple’s leagues in his younger years. Dave enjoyed racing anything with a motor and went fast. Be it a stock car in the summer or a snowmobile in the winter. When he outgrew driving himself, he passed that love onto his sons with the family pulling truck, “Joyride”. Three generations were involved with Grandpa Dave on set-up; one of his sons in the driver’s seat and the grandsons running alongside the truck. Nothing made Dave happier than to spend the weekend with family and friends at the track.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his three sons: Darrin (Lisa) of Colby, Derrick (Jennifer) of Amherst and Damien (Nicole) of Lake Hallie; grandchildren: Tyler (Nikki), Jake (Shelby), Austin (Jackie), Ashlyn and Brielle, Jake (Manda), Jeremy (Rachel), Joel, Dustin, Emma, and Anna. He is further survived by his sister, Gloria (Mark) Carpenter of Gilman and Dale Hoernke of Colby; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald and a sister, Beverly.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of David, please visit our Tree Store.


Obit: Krebsbach, Melanie Marie “Lanie” (1927 - 2024)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Krebsbach, Weber, Kaiser, Gawryleski, Ridderbusch, Lieders, Grunow, Wood, Phillips, Goodwin, Rasmussen, Krautkramer, Diermeier, Stanislaus

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Colby, Clark Co., WI) 7/2/2024)

Krebsbach, Melanie Marie “Lanie” (13 February 1927 – 29 June 2024)

Angels came early Saturday morning of June 29, 2024, to lead Melanie “Lanie” (Kaiser) Krebsbach to her eternal home and into the arms of her husband, Ray, and son, Darrel.

Lanie was born in Stratford on February 13, 1927, the eighth of eleven children born to Alphonse and Pauline (Weber) Kaiser. She was a graduate of Edgar High School’s class of 1945. On June 11, 1946, she married Raymond Krebsbach at St. John Catholic Church in Edgar.

The early years of their marriage were spent farming in the Edgar area and then later purchasing the farm in Colby in 1955. There Lanie enjoyed working outside on the farm with her husband and tending a large garden with her family. She was the mom who gathered up the neighborhood kids for a swim at Cherokee Park in the summer or to ice skate on the river in the winter. Lanie was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, belonging to St. Theresa’s Group, the Christian Home and School Association, and the Christian Mother’s Organization. She also held office in the Colby PTA. Lanie spent countless hours volunteering including working to protect the unborn. She possessed a strong faith and devotion to God which she passed on to her family.

In 1971, Lanie took the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow exam on which she received an Excellent score, again proving her expertise in running a busy household. But the award she was most proud of receiving was being chosen a “Woman of Light” in 2014 by the Diocese of La Crosse for her commitment to safeguard life from conception to natural death.

Lanie enjoyed gardening, baking, quilting, and playing softball and volleyball with her home team of children. The weekend would often include a Friday night fish fry and Saturday night dancing with Ray to the Howie Sturtz Band. As her children grew up and left the nest, she began selling World Book Encyclopedias and made many World Book friends. She and Ray had many traveling adventures visiting Lourdes, Ireland, Fatima, Medjugorie, and Hawaii. In 2009 Melanie was able to complete her bucket list of travel to visit the Holy Land with two of her daughters and her sister.

Lanie was blessed with a quick laugh which helped her survive and thrive, raising 13 children. A favorite adage cherished by her family is “to eat dessert first.” She is survived by Sandra (Richard) Gawryleski and their children: Greg, Stefanie, and bonus children Linda, Sharon and Charlene; Patricia (Alan) Ridderbusch and their children, Scott, Jennifer, and Carol; Daniel (Diane) and their children: Heather, Tiffany, and Tara; Dale (Linda) and their children: Dallas and bonus children Heather and Holly; Keith (Sherri) and their children: Amanda, Joseph, Nicholas, and Jacob; Roger (Laurie) and their children: Katie, Janelle, Lyndsey, and Emily; Mary (Kevin) Lieders and their children: Nathan, Trenton, Andrew, and Lauren; Sue (Jerry) Grunow and their children: Drew and Christina; Kevin (Beth) and their children: Keegan and Lexi; Dawn (Jack) Wood; Renee (David) Phillips and their children: Leasay, Clayton, and Samuel; Jill (Joe) Goodwin and their children: Jenna, Jared, and Jadyn. Melanie is further survived by 36 great-grandchildren, five bonus great-grandchildren, and two soon-to-be-born great-grandchildren. Her sisters Anna Mae Rasmussen, Margie Krautkramer, and sister-in-law Winnie Kaiser also survive.

We are grateful for the team of caregivers who so lovingly cared for Lanie, under the guidance of Compassus Hospice, allowing her to remain in her home these past several months.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Colby. Monsignor Joseph Diermeier, Rev. Arockia Amirtha Raj Stanislaus, and Deacon Greg Kaiser will officiate. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 11:00-1:00 prior to the funeral service. A rosary will be led by the family at 10:45 for those wishing to pray with us.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be designated for St. Mary Help of Christians Parish or Wisconsin Right to Life.


Obit: Paitel, David J. (1945 - 2024)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Paitel, Selner, Stanton, Kastendieck, Wundrow, Straschinske, Evraets, Brehmer, Feirer, Knowlton, Ward

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 7/2/2024)

Paitel, David J. (21 May 1945 – 29 June 2024) With Flag

David J. Paitel, age 79, formerly of Owen, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Colonial Health and Rehab in Colby under the tender care of Hope Hospice.

David Paitel was born on May 21, 1945, the 9th child of Frank and Mary (Selner) Paitel in Lena, WI. He attended Sunnybrook grade school and Lena High School. As a boy, he helped on neighboring farms. While in High School he participated in football, basketball and track, plus the FFA. He enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1964-1967, being stationed in Darmstadt Germany, learning mechanical maintenance. He was employed by Marinette Marine and later Charmin Paper Company in Green Bay.

He and Doris Stanton were married on August 9, 1969, in Arpin. They have 2 daughters, Dawn & Darnelle. Their journey together led them first to De Pere, Wisconsin, Littleton and Cheraw, Colorado, then Withee, Curtiss and Owen.

Dave continued to grow his work resume` by honing his mechanical and welding skills, updating his agricultural knowledge, business ownership and learning the auctioneer trade. An injury in 1988 left him with paralysis and wheel chair bound.

David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris; his two daughters: Dawn Paitel and Darnelle (Adam) Kastendieck; four grandchildren: Justin (Abby) Wundrow, Jayson Wundrow, Kaitlyn and Alyssa Straschinske. He is further survived by his brothers: Kenneth Paitel, Everett (Susan) Paitel and George (Luann) Paitel; his sisters: Violet Evraets and Carol Brehmer; sister-in-law, Donna (Mark) Feirer, as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Clarence and sisters Lorriane Knowlton & Mildred Ward, nephews Randy Evraets, Mike Paitel and Ken Paitel Jr., Sisters in law: Phyllis Paitel and Gladys Paitel, Brothers in law: Ken Evraets, Lyle Knowlton and Dale Brehmer

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment to follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Withee with Military Honors provided by provided by the Owen American Legion Post #123, Owen-Withee Vets Club and Thorp VFW Post #9057.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David, please visit our floral store.




© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel