Obit: Luchterhand, Earl Elder #2 (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Faucher, Haggerty, Johnson, Luchterhand, Schreindl, Welshonse

----Source: The Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 5/04/2015

Luchterhand, Earl Elder (19 AUG 1925 - 30 APR 2015)

Earl Luchterhand, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Earl Elder Luchterhand was born on August 19, 1925 in Marshfield, WI the son of Elder and Josephine (Faucher) Luchterhand.

He graduated from Loyal High School in 1943 and then farmed on the home farm and operated his own canned milk route, hauling for the Greunke Cheese Factory. In 1947, the crops were done early in this area so he went with a thrashing crew to South Dakota. It was here he met Sylvia Johnson. They were united in marriage on November 14, 1948 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. In 1950 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.

Along with farming, Earl also worked at Weyerhauser in Marshfield for 22 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Zion American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton.

In retirement he worked part-time at Figi's in Neillsville. Earl also enjoyed fishing, family vacations to Lac Des Mille Lodge, playing cards, especially sheepshead, driving tractor, working in the woods, and in his younger years, hunting.

He is survived by 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, and a brother, Donald (Sophie) Luchterhand of Hayden, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia in January of 2015, a son, Howard in 1969 and his parents. A Memorial Service for Earl will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 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. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m., Prayer Service, Tuesday, May 5 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church.

Honorary casket bearers will be all of Earl's grandchildren. Online Condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Earl's family with Funeral arrangements.



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