Obit: Neibacher, Floyd L. (1929 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Berry, Bjerke-Ulliman, Buehler, Gramling, Hamm, Neibacher, Purgett, Rankl
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/29/2015
Neibacher, Floyd L. (6 JUN 1929 - 23 JAN 2015)
Floyd L. Neibacher, 85, Medford, died on Friday, Jan. 23 at his home, surrounded by his family and under hospice care.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 30 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holway, with Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Interment will be at Our Saviour's Cemetery in Holway, with full military honors performed by Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post No. 519 of Stetsonville.
Active pallbearers are Hunter and Slate Buehler, Michael and April Neibacher, Samuel Gramling and Travis Purgett. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Rankl, Gary Purgett and Dewey Hamm.
Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 until the time of service.
Floyd Neibacher was born on June 6, 1929 in the town of Holway to the late Oscar E. and Dorothy (Hamm) Neibacher. He attended Forest Grove Elementary School in the town of Holway and was a 1947 graduate of Owen High School. He served in the United States Army from July 7, 1954 until May 31, 1956.
On June 14, 1958 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, he married Lois C. Berry, who survives. He drove truck for Paul Brothers in Owen, then was a manager at Sauter Brothers in Dorchester from 1957 until 1987. He was also a manager at the C-store in Dorchester until his retirement in 1991.
He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post No. 519, served on the board of Our Saviour's Cemetery, and was a former charter member of Holway AAL and former Timberline Hare-Beagle Club. He enjoyed working in the woods, hunting, playing baseball, watching the Cubs and the Bears, and reading western books.
In addition to his wife, survivors include five children, Merwyn (Susan Kerr) Neibacher of Glenwood City, Echo (Chris) Buechler of Medford, Margo (Robert) Gramling of Chippewa Falls, Kurt (Theresa) Neibacher of Carthage, N.Y. and Gary (Sally) Purgett of Owen; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Vircks of Abbotsford and Doris Neibacher of Owen; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert and Orville Neibacher, and a sister at birth.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery Association or St. Mary's Cemetery Association of Holway.
Online condolences may be made at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
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