Edward 1921 - 2002
Contact: Patty Williams
Surnames: OEMIG, RUBENZER, DERKS, MCCANN, BECK
----Source: The Stanley Republican (Stanley, Clark County) 6/27/2002
Oemig, Edward R. 1921 - 2002
Edward R. Oemig, 80, of Chippewa Falls and a former longtime Stanley resident, passed away on June 18 at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chippewa Falls.
Edward was born in West Port, Minn. On Oct 28, 1921, the son of William and Emma Oemig. The family came to the town of Cleveland, Chippewa County, when Ed was a young boy. He grew up there and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He was later discharged in December 1946.
On November 16, 1949, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Rubenzer at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Drywood. He later married Shirley Beck in Buffalo City on June 24, 1985. After his marriage to Henrietta in 1949 they came to Stanley in 1952 where he worked at Falls Dairy Company or 32 years until retiring in 1984. For the last 15 years at the dairy, he served as field man. He lived in Chippewa Falls form 1996 to present. Ed enjoyed playing pool and visiting with people.
He is survived by three daughters, Rose (Gerald) Derks of Cadott, Kathleen (Leslie) McCann of Jacksonville, Fla. And Bernadine Oemig of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Reginald (Amy) Derks, Roger (Lisa) Derks, Rita (Dan) Piechacek and Rolland Derks (fiancée Eileen Lewis); six great-grandchildren, Miranda, Rianna, Jenna, Maria, Anthony and Mataya; four sisters, Helen Ruf, Ellen Davis, Irene Foster and Grace Tiry all of Chippewa Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, two sisters and four brothers. Visitation will be on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Funeral services are Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Pastor James Leschensky will officiate. Burial will be in the Cornell, with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Cornell VFW Post 9464.
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