Obit: Chubb, Earl
W. #3 (1922 - 2009)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Chubb, Burdick, Weichelt, Brothers, Jessen, Wesenberg, Buckner, Dahlen, Fischer, Schar, Rakovec, Reigel, Garbisch
----Source: Loyal TRG 18 February 2009
Chubb, Earl W. #3 (28 APR 1922 - 11 FEB 2009)
Earl W. Chubb, 86, Granton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Palliative Care of Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville.
Earl W. Chubb was born on April 28, 1922, at home in Clark County to Arthur and Julia Chubb. He had no siblings, but numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. He received his education at the rural grade school and graduated from Granton High school in 1940. He married Carole Weichelt in August 1945. They later divorced. He helped with the Chubb family farm until 1948, when his father became ill and was unable to do any of the farm work. At that time, he purchased the farm from his parents.
He farmed the home farm, which has been in the family for three generations. He had on e of the first milking parlors in Clark County installed on his farm. He had loose cattle housing and automatic feeders. Because of his modern methods of farming, his complete farm of 158 acres was terraced or contoured for more efficient farming. This was done working with a representative from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
While he was busy with the farm, he also helped Ben Beeckler harvest oats and corn. He had his own business of Earl’s TV Tower Service for 30 years, which was mainly putting up TV towers for all the local people. He and Tom Dahlen worked together for eight years installing satellite dishes. While this would have kept most people busy, he also served on the Board of the town of Lynn, as a supervisor for many years, was active on a bowling team, pool league, the Sportsman’s Club, hunting, making maple syrup, horseshoes, woodworking, quilting and lots of traveling.
He married Rosalind Brothers-Jessen in 1975 at the Clark County Courthouse. They then moved onto her hobby farm. They lived there and were devoted to each other for 32 years. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2007.
He loved the outdoors and liked to go camping at Hatfield and Warrens with his children. He especially liked to go fishing in Canada. He had a passion for his favorite flowers-roses- which bloomed all summer. They planted a vegetable garden every year and loved to share whatever they grew with family and neighbors. When it got to the point where they could no longer do much gardening, all the relatives got together on weekends in early spring and planted the gardens for them to enjoy.
Since about 1991, he had heart failure. He very seldom complained about the discomfort he was going through. He knew his family needed him as he was the glue, the heart and the center of the family. He courageously fought to live for them and is so dearly missed.
Survivors include eight children, Carolyn (Doc/Arnold) Wesenberg, Granton, Marjorie (Dale) Buckner, Pittsville, Nancy (Tom) Dahlen, Granton, Doris (Joe) Fischer, Hampton, Minn., Sally (Terry) Schar, Lakeville, Minn., Jerry (Marti) Chubb, Unity, Debra (Jim) Rakovec, Marshfield, and Jane (Mike)Reigel, Marshfield; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and many dear relatives and friends around the country. Lastly, he is survived by several furry and a lot of feathered companions who loved him a bunch for keeping their feeders full, especially his dog, Ricky, who has sadness in his eyes, for he knows he lost a precious friend.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Rosalind; his parents; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic, especially Dr. Phillips, Chris and staff, and all the neighbors and friends who dropped in to say hello and who made Dad’s last years so much easier for him. Thank you for your positive presence.
Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.
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