Obit: Obenhoffer, Claire F. (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Burcaw, Krueger, Obenhoffer, Paitl, Stefancin, Thums, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/14/2015

Obenhoffer, Claire F. (4 AUG 1925 - 11 MAY 2015)

Claire F. Obenhoffer, 89, Medford, died Monday, May 11 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past eight months.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery, town of Greenwood at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.

Claire Obenhoffer was born on Aug. 4, 1925 in the town of Chelsea to the late Joseph and Ludmila Ann (Paitl) Obenhoffer. He attended Chelsea Grade School and Westboro High School.

His marriage to Dorothy M. Thums took place on June 19, 1948 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in the town of Greenwood.

He was a US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1943-1946. After the military he returned to Medford and worked at Hurd Millwork from 1946 until his retirement in January of 1991. He enjoyed dancing, square dancing, wood working, garage sales, fishing, hunting and he will be remembered for his joke telling.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Rib Lake American Legion and a lifetime member of the Carpenter & Joiners Union.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his children Kathy (Walt) Burcaw of Elk Mound, Don (Vicky) Obenhoffer of Medford and Joe (Judy) Obenhoffer of Rib Lake; six grandchildren, Ryan (Cassie) and Paul (Becky) Burcaw, Lance, Kim, Nathan (Tiffany) and Dustin (Amanda) Obenhoffer; nine great-grandchildren, Ann, Payton, Brooks, Bronson, Sierra, Emy, Gavin, Liam and August.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by siblings Donald Obenhoffer and Marcella Krueger.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation.

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