Obit: Bechlem, Willard E. (1925 - 2011)
Surnames: Bechlem, Brasch, Little, Markowski, Mueller, Stefancin, Vesnefsky
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, June 2, 2011, online edition
Bechlem, Willard E. (November 5, 1925 - May 30, 2011)
Willard E. Bechlem, 85, Gilman, died on Monday, May 30 at Gilman Care Center.
Graveside committal services will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Medford Evergreen Cemetery.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
----Source: Hemer Funeral Home (Medford, Taylor Co., WI), online
Deacon Joe Stefancin
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:
November 5, 1925 at Sheboygan, WI
Township of Hammel elementary schools
June 25, 1950 at Medford to Mildred E.
Brasch and they were later divorced
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:
While residing in the Medford area, he
worked at various places including Weathershield Mfg., Medford Fur Foods, and
the Westboro Cheese Factory. In retirement he volunteered at Green Thumb,
Special Olympics and the Arrow Head Industries of Ladysmith. In 2002 he moved to
the Gilman area and entered Gilman Care Center in April of 2005. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing baseball & polka music. He had a sense of humor that could
light up any room.
2 daughters - Patricia (LeeRoy) Vesnefsky of Racine & Brenda (Robin) Markowski-whereabouts unknown;
2 sons - Otto Bechlem of Prentice, WI
& William Bechlem of Chilton, WI
Daughter - Linda Bechlem in 1959
NUMBER OF GRANDCHILDREN:
2 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 5
Sister - Erna Little of Plano, TX
Brothers - Roy, Raymond & Herbert
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