Obit: Geldernock, Willatd "Tuffy"  (1929 - 2009)

Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Geldernick, Croell, Curtin, Bell, Bowe, Schmitt


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 28 Oct 2009)


Geldernick, Willard "Tuffy"  (06 NOV. 1929-19 OCT. 2009)


Willard H. "Tuffy" Geldernick. 79. Chili, died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care, Marshfield. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Oct. 23, at 11:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield. The Rev. Donald Meuret officiated. Burial was in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Chili. Grandchildren served as pallbearers.


Willard H. Geldernick was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Chili, to James and Gertrude (nee Croell) Geldnick. He married Darleen D. Curtin on May 21, 1939, in Hewett. She died on Oct. 15, 2005. He took over the family farm in the town of Freemont where he worked hard and raised seven children. Not only was he a farmer, he also was co-owner/operator of a milk hauling business and later Central Septic Service. For many tears he was a member of the Chili Lions Club. He was an avid bowler, ballplayer, card player and gardener. He enjoyed sharing the fruits and vegetables of his labor with family and friends. He loved watching his children and grandchildren competing in football, baseball, softball and wrestling. As a fan, he also enjoyed sports, watching the Packers Brewers and Badgers regularly. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be forever in our hearts.


Survivors include four sons, Richard (Karolyn) Geldernick, Chili, Gerald (Shirley) Geldernick, Marshfield, Daniel (Susan) Geldernick, Chili, and Timothy (Kathy) Geldernick, Chili; three daughters, Jeanne (Michael) Bell, Marshfield, Terry (Leroy) Bowe, Greenwood, and Shirley (Jim) Schmitt, Chili; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Sharon) Geldernick, Marshfield. And James Geldernick, East Dundee, Ill.; and a sister, Pauline (Herb) Weber, Downers Grove, Ill. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; a daughter, Karen Kay Geldernick; twin granddaughters, Renee and Lisa Geldernick; five brothers; and two sisters.


The family will designate a memorial at a layer date.


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



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