Obit: Sebold, Louis James (1904 - 2005)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Sebold, Gitter, Herman, Kramer, Skerbeck

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) December 25, 2005

Sebold, Louis James (28 Nov. 1904 - 24 Dec. 2005)

Louis J. Sebold

Louis J. Sebold, 101, Dorchester, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford, Wis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester, Wis.

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) December 27, 2005

Louis J. Sebold

Louis James Sebold, 101, Dorchester, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford, Wis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Gitter will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jon Sebold, Nicole Sebold, Francis Sebold, Greg Sebold, Joe Herman and Jim Kramer.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester, with a rosary service at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Louis was born Nov. 28, 1904, in Dorchester, to Wolfgang and Anna (Skerbeck) Sebold. He graduated from Dorchester, Wis. High School. Louis and Geraldine Herman were married Feb. 24, 1932, in Minneapolis. She died April 16, 2002. Louie worked with his brother Joe at Sebold Chevrolet for many years. In the early 1950s he started his own mink ranch business. In 1969, he became one of the first office personnel for Tombstone Pizza Corporation. He retired in 1975. Louis was the oldest member of St. Louis Catholic Church. He served on the Dorchester Village Board, Dorchester Fire Department, Dorchester Lions Club and was the Dorchester village assessor for many years.

Louie was an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He hunted, trapped and fished, and collected many big game trophies from the western states and Africa. He went on two African safaris. He was 85 years old when he went on his last safari to Botswana, where he collected many trophies that are listed in the safari club's record books. He was also an avid turkey hunter and hunted turkeys in Missouri long before they were in Wisconsin. He made the opening day of trout season on the Rib River for 70 years.

Louie will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by two sons, D. David "Dewey" (Danielle) Sebold of Medford and Russell (Gloria) Sebold of Marco Island, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jon (Jamie) Sebold and Nicole Sebold, both of Marco Island, Fla.; and one great-grandson Bryce Sebold of Marco Island, Fla.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Geraldine; a daughter, Gwen, July 31, 1974; a daughter-in-law, Kathrin (Saunders) Sebold, Sept. 10, 1973; and 10 brothers and sisters. He was the last family member of his generation.

Memorials may be given in Louie's name to the Gwen D. Sebold Fellowship at the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.



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