Obit: Beilke, Harold (1929 - 1999)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Beilke, Schaller, Greeler, Weiler, Boyer, Marshall, Helm, Mayer

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Aug. 1999; Page 13 Beilke, Harold (22 May 1929 - 9 Aug. 1999)

Harold Beilke, age 70, of W2280 Hill Rd., Granton, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999 at the Marshfield Center, Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 12; at Zion Lutheran Church, Mo. Synod., Granton, with the Rev. Stewart A. Marshall officiating. Music provided by Caroline Helm and Soloist Janice Mayer.

The body will lie in state Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at The Buchnan Funeral Home, Neillsville and 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Neillsville City Cemetery.

Harold was born May 22, 1929 in Eau Claire at Harry and Elsie (Schaller) Beilke. On June 16, 1951 he married Betty J. Greeler in Neillsville. Harold attended Sunbeam School. Town of Lynn thru 6th grade and 2 years at St. John Lutheran School, Neillsville, he then farmed with his parents in the Town of Lynn. After marriage they continued to farm on the home farm until purchasing it in 1963. In 1974 he was joined by his son Darrell and continued farming until July of 1996 when disabilities forced him to retire. For the past 5-½ months he had been a patient at several hospitals and nursing homes. Harold was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Granton, and a former member of Christ Lutheran, Marshfield.

Harold is survived by his wife Betty J. Beilke, Granton; one daughter Marilyn (Randy) Weiler, Marshfield and two sons: Darrell (Lorraine) Beilke, Granton, Rick (Kathy) Beilke, Marshfield; 6 grandchildren; one sister Ruth (Marvin) Boyer, Neillsville; nieces and nephews.

Harold is predeceased by one sister Vera and one grandson Shane Weiler.

Buchanan Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting the family with arrangements.



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