Obit: Baldeschwiler, Alfred L. (1916 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Baldeschwiler, Pritzel, Kinney, Romanowski, McEwen, Zoborowski, Danielewicz, Osowski, Oberle, Stav, Harper, Hoffman

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI) April 26, 2006

Baldeschwiler, Alfred L. (November 11, 1916 - April 24, 2006)

Alfred L Baldeschwiler, age 89, of Thorp died on Monday, April 24, 2006 at Oakbrook health and Rehab, in Thorp.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, in Thorp. Fr. Keith Apfelbeck will celebrate the mass and burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Osowski, Michael Osowski, Ralph Zoborowski, paul McEwen, Edie Bergland and Jerry Bergland. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Alfred Leo Baldeschwiler was born on November 11, 1916 in Thorp, the son of Anton and Minnie (Pritzel) Baldeschwiler. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at the Thorp Catholic School. Alfred was united in marriage to Grace Kinney on June 7, 1939 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. He took over his family farm, south of Thorp, where they raised their family of six children. They operated the farm until selling it in 1972. Alfred also had his own business, "Alfred’s Sales and Service", where he sold farm equipment. After selling his farm, he bought a hobby farm near Thorp where he lived until 1977, at which time they moved to Lake Wissota. Alfred then went to work for Darley Pump in Chippewa Falls, until retiring in 1982.

His wife, Grace, died on September 18, 1982. He married Dorothy Romanowski in November of 1983. Alfred resided with his daughter, Alfretta, from April of 2003 until entering Oakbrook Health and Rehab in June of 2005.

He had many interests, but especially loved playing cards, bowling, Marten birds, and gardening.

He will be sadly missed by three daughters: Lila McEwen of Chugiak, AK, Ellen Zoborowski of Minong, WI, and Alfretta (Jim) Danielewicz of Minong, WI; six grandchildren: seven great-grandchildren; and one son-in-law Jerry Osowski of Lutsen, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Grace; two daughters: Susan Osowski and Mary Baldeschwiler; one son Nicholas Baldeschwiler; one brother Raymond Baldeschwiler; and four sisters: Monica Oberle, Rita Stav, Betty Harper and Elsie Hoffman.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to Oakbrook Health and Rehab.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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