Obit: Trunkel, Betty J. #2 (1928 - 2006)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Tribune-Record-Gleaner, Loyal, Wisconsin, 18 October 2006

Trunkel, Betty J. (4 APR 1928 - 15 OCT 2006)

Betty J. Trunkel, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Saint Joseph’s Palliative Care, Marshfield. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marshfield. The Rev. Robert A. Brandt officiated. Jolene Albert was the organist for congregational singing. Burial took place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marshfield. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Trunckel, Ronald Trunckel, James Trunckel, Matthew Kline, Zacharie Dieringer, and Iyron Handke.

Betty J. Thimmesch was born on April 4. 1928, in Marshfield to Julius and Ella (nee Warren) Thimmesch. She attended school in Marshfield. On Jan. 2, 1954, she married John J. Trunkel in Marshfield. He died on Dec. 16, 1999. The Trunkels farmed in the Willard area for several years and then she and her husband purchased a tavern known as John and Betty’s Tavern in Willard and operated it for 14 years until 1974. They then moved to Marshfield where she resided until the present time. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice (Michael) Weyhmiller, Spencer, and a son, John (Betty) Trunkel Jr., Neillsville; five grandchildren, Kimberly (Matthew) Kline, Bethany (Zacharie) Dieringer, Joseph Trunkel, Ronald (Barb)Trunkel, and James (Tammy) Trunkel; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Gladys) Thimmesch, Marshfield; and six nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; and a brother, Donald Thimmesch.

The family will designate a memorial in her name at a later date.

Condolences may be sent online to:

"When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long and not with a head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared, miss me but let me go. For this is a journey all must go alone. It is part of the master’s plan, a step in the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me but let me go."

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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