Obit: Luchterhand, Sylvia (1925 – 2015)


Surnames: Luchterhand, McCarlson, Johnson, Schreindl, Haggerty, Davidson, Hemmingson, Pies

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 13 Jan 2015

Luchterhand, Sylvia (13 MAY 1925 – 10 JAN 2015)

Sylvia Luchterhand, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Sylvia Bernice Johnson was born on May 13, 1925 in Webster, SD the daughter of Jacob and Anna (McCarlson) Johnson. She attended country schools in the area and then graduated from Roslyn High School in Roslyn, SD. After graduation, she attended Teacher's College and then taught in Roslyn for 5 years. On November 14, 1948 she was united in marriage to Earl E. Luchterhand at the Tabor Church in Webster, SD. After their wedding, they moved to Neillsville and rented a farm 1 ½ miles north of Christie, WI. They then purchased their farm in the Town of York and farmed there until their son, Glen and his wife, Virginia purchased it from them in 1977. Sylvia also worked part-time in the deli at the IGA in Neillsville for eight years.

She was a member of the Zion American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton and a member of the Good Neighbors Homemakers Club. In retirement she enjoyed painting, rosemaling, gardening and tending to her flower beds. She was also very musically inclined, teaching herself to play the piano and accordion. In her younger years, she and her sister were known for the singing ability. Sylvia enjoyed her trips back to South Dakota and her fishing trips to Canada with her family and friends. She loved spending time with her family especially her grand children and great grand children.

She is survived by her husband, Earl, seven children, Eileen Schreindl of Neillsville, WI, Armon (Mary) Luchterhand of Neillsville, WI, Jeffrey (Angie) Luchterhand of Alma Center, WI, Charlene (Dean) Haggerty of Merrill, WI, Dennis (Deb) Luchterhand of Edgerton, WI, Glen (Virginia) Luchterhand of Neillsville, WI and Terry (Diane) Luchterhand of Spencer, WI, 20 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Sylvia is also survived by three sisters, her twin sister, Carola Davidson of Webster, SD, Marilyn Hemmingson of Bradley, SD and Lillian Pies of Webster, SD.

She was preceded in death by a son, Howard in 1969, her parents, three brothers, James, Sherman and Julian Johnson and three brothers-in-law, Earl Davidson, Al Hemmingson and Eddie Pies.

A Memorial Service for Sylvia will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Zion American Evangelical Lutheran Church, W2840 Hill Rd, Granton, WI. Pastor Jay Welshonse will officiate. Music will be provided by Marjorie Dahl, organist. Interment will be the Zion American Church Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m., Prayer Service, Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Church.

Honorary casket bearers will be all of Sylvia's grandchildren.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Sylvia's family with Funeral arrangements.



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