Obit: Maldonis, John Charles (1918 - 2004)

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Surnames: Maldonis, Thieling, Stout, Allar, Buchholz, Strassburger, Phillips

----Sources: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis.) 30 May 2004

Maldonis, John Charles (25 Aug. 1918 - 28 May 2004)

DORCHESTER - John Charles Maldonis, 85, Dorchester, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Wausau Kidney Center.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2004, at Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester. Reverend Keith Jones will officiate.

Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Amy Thieling, Erik Thieling, Jennifer Stout, Kristin Thieling, Ron Maldonis and Deb Allar.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, and from noon until service time Monday, both at the funeral home.

John was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Rockford, Ill., to John and Helen Maldonis. He attended Lincoln School in the town of Holway, Taylor County. John and Alvina Buchholz were married on Aug. 2, 1941, in Curtiss. He worked at Solies Cheese Factory in the town of Holway and farmed in the town of Holway until 1980. He also owned and operated his own trucking business, hauling milk, gravel, logs and pulpwood. He also logged in Upper Michigan. He was a former member of Town of Holway Board. John enjoyed woodworking and was a hardworking man who loved his family.

John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alvina of Dorchester; his daughter Patricia (John) Thieling of Plymouth, Ind.; four grandchildren, Amy Thieling, Eric Thieling, Jennifer (Travis) Stout and Kristin Thieling; two great-grandchildren, Jared Thieling and Caden Stout; three brothers, Walter Maldonis of Owen, Joe (June) Maldonis of Beloit and Alex (June) Butkus of Medford; and one sister, Helen (Johnny) Strassburger of Curtiss.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Florence Phillips.



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