Obit: Schecklman, Anthony J. "Tony" (1921 – 2015)


Surnames: Schecklman, Walter, Genskow, Dietsche, Zwicke, Kromanaker, Hanneman, Salzman, Mueller, Aumann

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 08 Apr 2015

Schecklman, Anthony J. "Tony" (13 JUN 1921 – 30 MAR 2015)

Anthony J. “Tony” Schecklman, 93, Marshfield, formerly of Loyal, while surrounded by all his family left this earth and entered into his Lord’s loving arms early in the evening on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Stoney River Assisted Living-Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, April 6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steven Brice officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Dietsche, Joel Dietsche, Jordan Kromanaker, Luke Kromanaker, Dustin Schecklman, Tyler Schecklman and Trent Schecklman.

Tony was born on June 13, 1921, in the town of York, Clark County, the son of Leo and Mary (nee Walter) Schecklman. After attending Lincoln School in the town of York, Tony, at the young age of 17, drove truck both transporting cheese from his brother’s cheese factory to Marshfield and driving a milk route. He married Anita Genskow on Oct. 28, 1950, at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Tigerton. Together, they farmed and raised their family near Loyal. During that time Tony was always willing to help out his neighbors with field work when needed. In 1981, he retired from milk hauling but continued to own and operate a dairy farm until he retired completely in 1991. Sadly, Anita passed away on Aug. 11, 2013. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, watching “Gunsmoke” or other great westerns, and never missed an episode of “The Price Is Right” gameshow. For those who knew him, Tony was a dedicated, hardworking farmer with an incredible memory and was a fantastic storyteller. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.

Survivors include four children, Bonnie Dietsche, Spencer, Jolene (Thomas) Zwicke, Wisconsin Rapids, Patricia (Kenneth) Kromanaker, Marshfield, and Tim (Mary) Schecklman, Appleton; 13 grandchildren, Scott (Nicole) Dietsche, Marshfield, Tammy (Larry) Kleinschmidt, Marshfield, Bryan (special friend Michelle) Dietsche, Jeffersonville, Ind., Eric (fiancé Liz) Dietsche, Westboro, Nicole (Joey) Hanneman, Appleton, Joel (Christy) Dietsche, Loyal, Jordan Kromanaker, Minnetonka, Minn., Luke Kromanaker, Marshfield, Marissa (Ted) Salzman, Appleton, Tyler and Trent Schecklman, both of Appleton, Brandon Schecklman, Eau Claire, and Dustin (Kristen) Schecklman, Loyal; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florein Mueller, Latrobe, Penn., and Rosie Aumann, Butler; two brothers, Robert Schecklman, Las Vegas, Nev., and James (Jackie) Schecklman, Neillsville; one sister-in-law, June Schecklman, Neillsville; and other nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and his extended family at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anita; one son, Richard; one son-in-law, Leland Dietsche; one grandson, Michael Anthony Dietsche; one great-grandson, Michael Anthony Scott Dietsche; and two brothers, George (Irene) Schecklman and Edward Schecklman.

The family is accepting memorials in Tony’s memory for a charity to be determined later.

The Schecklman family sends a special “thank you” to Nina, Mallory, Sam, Courtney and Chaplain Rick, all from Asera Care Hospice Services, for the care and compassion shown to their father and also to the wonderful staff at Stoney River Assisted Living who cared for Tony in these last 26 months.

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Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer, assisted the family with arrangements.




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