Obit: Pernsteiner, Joseph C. (1921 - 2006)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Loyal TRG 12 July 2006

Pernsteiner, Joseph C. (2 DEC 1921 – 9 JUL 2006)

Joseph C. "Joe" Pernsteiner, Jr, 84, Granton, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at his home in the care of Ministry Home care, Hospice Services, Marshfield. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m., on Thursday, July 13, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Bernard Rascke and the Rev. Roman Kaiser will officiate. St. Anthony’s choir will provide music. A burial service will be private at a later date.

Joseph C. Pernsteiner Jr. was born in Medford on Dec. 2., 1921, to Joseph and Ella (nee Crosswaite) Pernsteiner. He was a farmer, carpenter and mason. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal, as well as a member of Catholic Family Life Association. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille D. Lewer. He married his high school sweetheart at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, on Oct. 10, 1942. They farmed in Medford for 10 years, moving to a farm in the Granton area in March 1952. In 1968, they moved to their current residence. He especially enjoyed creating with his hands and with wood. He loved his family very much---they will miss him.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Joseph lll (Franceen) Pernsteiner, Black River Falls, Maryann Wheeler, Marshfield, Janice (Wayne) Kuhl, Granton, and Janet (Franklin) Boh, Neillsville; on daughter-in-law, Karen Pernsteiner, Marshfield; grandchildren, Sue (Philip) Backaus, Shelly Payne, JoDee Pernsteiner, Christopher (Christine) Pernsteiner, Kay (Bob) Koshalek, Brenda (Matt) Triden, Jean Pernsteiner, Jolene (Chris) Sternweis, Ann (fiancé Chris Kolstad) Pernsteiner, Domainic (Candace) Pernsteiner, Pamela (fiancé Paul Fischer) Pernsteiner, Mary Jo (Randy Schueller) Wheeler, Daniel (Dawn) Wheeler, Julie (Troy) Tiedens, Erica (Eric) Lawton, and Cindy (David) Seif; 14 great-grandchildren, Michael, Russell, Trent, and Baily Bachaus , Brandon and Ashley Payne, Kyle and Rochelle Koshalek, Michael, Nicholas, and Katelynn Sternweis; Zachary Wheeler-Savoy, Raella Schueller, and Ella Lawton; two step-great-grandchildren, Brittney Mayer and Chase Seubert; a brother, Chet Pernsteiner, Loyal; and a sister, Erna McNeely, Loyal.

Preceding him in death was a son, Thomas Pernsteiner, April 10, 1983, daughter-in-law, Betty Pernsteiner, Sept. 6, 1983; son-in-law, Dan Wheeler, Nov. 18, 2002; two grandchildren Chad Pernsteiner, Dec. 18, 1979, and Rebecca Pernsteiner, Aug. 1, 1983; his parents, Joseph l and Ella Pernsteiner; three brothers, Alvin Pernsteiner, Herman Pernsteiner, and James "Jim" Pernsteiner; and two sisters, Dorothy in infancy and Eileen Pernsteiner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Ministry Home Care Hospice Services, Marshfield; National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield; or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal.

The cremation Society of Wisconsin is assisting the family with arrangements.



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