Pietenpol, Bernard L. (6 MAR 1898 - 28 SEP 1985)






----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 10/02/1985

Pietenpol, Bernard L. (6 MAR 1898 - 28 SEP 1985)

Bernard L. Pietenpol, 87, Marshfield, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1985 in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1985 at 2 p.m. at Alliance Missionary Church. The Rev. Dean E. Morin officiated. Rhoda Sternitzky was the organist and Arnie Wolf, the soloist. Burial was in the Windfall Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

He was born March 6, 1898 at Granton, Clark County to John and Ellen Jeanette (nee Davis) Pietenpol. He attended Granton schools and graduated as valedictorian from Neillsville High School. After high school, he attended automotive mechanics school in Detroit in 1920. He then returned to Granton and operated a farm with his father.

He married Isabelle Helwig on June 30, 1930 in Winona, Minn. After their marriage, they lived in Granton, Waukesha and Neillsville, where he was a cheesemaker with Neillsville Milk Products. They then moved to Neillsville in 1969. He was employed in the maintenance department of Neillsville Hospital. In 1977, they moved to Mesa, Ariz. living there until May 1983, when they moved to Marshfield, where they lived ever since.

He was a member of Alliance Missionary Church and Marshfield Senior Citizens, where he was active in pool tournaments.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dick (Joanne) Tibbett, Neillsville and Mrs. Darryl (Nancy) Booth, Marshfield two sons, Daniel, Norfolk, Va., and David, Altoona 13 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Luther (Josephine) Johnson, Ironwood, Mich., and Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) Trewartha, Neillsville.

He is predeceased by his wife on Nov. 12, 1984.



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