Obit: Wuethrich, L. Allen (1915 - 2003)



----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 04/02/2003

Wuethrich, L. Allen (25 DEC 1915 - 28 MAR 2003)

L. Allen Wuethrich, 87, Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Willard, Clark County, Wis., died on Friday, March 28, 2003, at the JFK Memorial Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to a 1 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, April 3, at Grace United Methodist Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Mary Anne Conklin will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Wuethrich, Todd Wuethrich, Tayt Wuethrich, Trevor Wuethrich, Mario Macaruso and Jay Stump. Honorary pallbearers will be Nyle Brandt, Earl Caliebe, Tom Behrens, Harold Horn, Wayne Jackson, Jim Petkovsek, Harold Dahl, Dick Scherer, Merle Krehmeyer, Bob Vesel, Gene Hinker, Jim Hinker, Dalbert Mondloch, Bernell Yaeger, Ozzie Jackson and Kenny Steiger.

Lee Allen Wuethrich was born on Dec. 25, 1915, in Greenwood, to John Samuel and Vera (nee Drummond) Wuethrich. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1932 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he took a short course in dairy studies. He married Nelle Hartson on Nov. 2, 1938. With his brother, John. D. Wuethrich, he took over ownership of the former John Wuethrich Creamery (now Grassland Dairy Products) in 1948. He retired in 1972. His wife died on Sept. 1, 1982. He then married Bonnie (nee Baily) Gunderson on Dec. 17, 1983. He lived at Mead Lake and spent the winters in Florida, until moving to Florida permanently in 1998. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Greenwood, and served on the church council. He served on the Greenwood School Board for 14 years. He also was a member of the Greenwood Rotary for many years and served on the boards of many dairy affiliations. His interests included spending time in northern Wisconsin, hunting, fishing, bowling and sports, especially the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Wuethrich, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Linda Lee (Victor) Macaruso, Holcombe; one son, Samuel Wuethrich, Willard; two stepsons, Karl Gunderson, West Palm Beach, and Jay Gunderson, West Palm Beach; five grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Nelle; his parents; and one brother, John D. Wuethrich.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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