Obit: Ratsch, Harold F. (1918 - 2008)
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Surnames: Ratsch, Olson, Nowak, Sternitzky, Coel, Lau, Riedel, Lulloff, Bragg, Steffan, Smith
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, March 29, 2008
Ratsch, Harold F. (19 Mar. 1918 - 28 Mar. 2008)
GREENWOOD -- Harold Ratsch, 90, of Greenwood, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.
Buchanan Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting with the arrangements.
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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Sunday, March 30, 2008
Harold F. Ratsch
Harold F. Ratsch, 90, Greenwood, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Marshfield News-Herald.
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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, March 31, 2008
Harold F. Ratsch, 90, of W4757 Heintown Road, Greenwood, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, March, 289, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, where he had resided since Jan. 10.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Neillsville with Rev. Robert Olson officiating. Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery in Granton. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Harold was born March 19, 1918, in the town of Grant, Clark County, to Herman and Emma (Nowak) Ratsch. He was educated at Reed School in Neillsville. Harold married Irene Sternitzky on Aug. 27, 1943, at the Clark County Courthouse in Neillsville. They farmed near Lindsey in Wood County and later in the town of York, Clark County. Harold also worked for Weinbrenner Shoe Factory, Roddis Manufacturing and Rollohome, all in Marshfield. He was employed at Greenwood Homes and later worked for the town of York. He was a member of the Tri-county Lutheran Dartball League for many years and was an avid baseball fan.
Harold is survived by his wife, Irene of Greenwood, two sons, Gerald (Adeline) Ratsch of Granton and Ronald (Sharon) Ratsch of Marshfield; three daughters, Betty (Al) Coel of Oconto, Beverly (Roger) Lau of Mosinee and Gloria (Dale) Riedel of Chili; 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.
He is further survived by two sisters, Anita (Robert) Lulloff of Neillsville and Luella Bragg of Neillsville, and one brother, Robert (Marie) Ratsch of Neillsville, and several nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Emroy and Marlon, two sisters, Edna Steffan and Iris Smith, and one brother, Clarence "Jack" Ratsch.
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