Obit: Pinter, Gerald A. (1937 - 2010)
Surnames: Pinter, Decker, Dietsche, Peolquin, Schwalbach, Cherney, Phernetton
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 11/01/2010
Pinter, Gerald A. (24 JUN 1937 - 29 OCT 2010)
DORCHESTER -- Gerald A. Pinter, 73, of Dorchester, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Gerry at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford, with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The celebrants will be Rev. Enrique Castro and Rev. S. Nathan. Visitation will also be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Burial with military rites will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.
Gerald Allan "Potz" Pinter was born June 24, 1937, to John and Olivia (Decker) Pinter in the town of Holton, Marathon County.
Gerry attended Pickard Grade School and was a 1955 graduate of Abbotsford High School. He was united in marriage to Ruby Dietsche on Feb. 27, 1960, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.
He took over the home farm in 1960, and he and Ruby farmed until 2005, when they sold the farm and moved to Dorchester. He was a member of the National Guard, 32nd Division, from 1954 - 1962. He served in active duty at Fort Lewis, Wash., during the Berlin Crisis, from October 1961 to August 1962. He was a supervisor on the Holton Town Board from 1975-76.
He was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Abbotsford.
Potz loved the country, the farm, going to auctions, and visiting friends at "Cliffs." The most important thing to him was his family, which he loved dearly, and spending time with his nine wonderful grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Ruby, and four children. They are Pamela (Dave) Peloquin, Eau Claire, Michael (Camille) Pinter, Rogers, Minn., Kristine (Jim Jr.) Schwalbach and Teresa (Rick) Cherney, Marshfield. He is survived by eight grandchildren and one step-grandson. They are Kyle Phernetton, Winona, Minn., Ryan, Tyler and Nathan Pinter, Rogers, Minn.; Kati and David Schwalbach, and Bradley and Ashley Cherney, Marshfield, and Alex Peloquin, Denver, Colo. He is also survived by one brother, Lawrence (Barbara) Pinter, Abbotsford, and one sister, MaryAnn (Jim Sr.) Schwalbach, Elderon. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Constance Marie.
Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.maurinaschilling.com .
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