Obit: Ziehlke, Roy N. (1927 - 2016)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Babl, Ekdahl, Frank, Juza, Krueger, Lew, Schrauth, Schuster, Ziehlke
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 9/30/2016
Ziehlke, Roy N. (9 APR 1927 - 27 SEP 2016)
Roy N. Ziehlke, 89, of Medford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford.
Roy was born on April 9, 1927, in the town of Little Black, the son of the late Henry Sr. and Elida (Ekdahl) Ziehlke. He attended Little Black Center Grade School and Medford High School, graduating in 1944.
Roy could honestly say he walked to and from high school 11 miles every day, along with doing his farm chores every morning and evening. He joined the Army in 1944 and served in World War II and the Korean War. He continued to serve our country in the Wisconsin National Guard, retiring at the age of 60. Roy was able to go on an Honor Flight September 9, 2013.
Roy worked for the United States Postal System as a rural mail carrier, retiring at age 55. He also held several part time jobs and was well known for cutting trees for many Medford area residents. He was also known for his ice fishing skills and knowledge. He could be found out on the ice most winter days, leaving Sundays “for the amateurs.” Roy was an avid cribbage player, once getting a perfect hand. In his later years he enjoyed woodworking, making beautiful benches for family and friends.
Roy married Margaret H. Schrauth on October 3, 1953 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He is survived by four children, Brenda (Rocky) Schuster of Iron Mountain, MI, Kurt Ziehlke of St. Benedict, OR, Yvonne Krueger of Hillpoint, WI, and Sheryl (Jody) Babl of Wausau; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother Gerald, sister Sharon Frank, sister in-law Fumiko Ziehlke; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Belva Lew of Lublin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Jr., and daughter, Kelly Ann.
He was a past member of VFW Post 5729 Medford and American Legion Post 519 in Stetsonville.
The family has entrusted Cremation Society of Eau Claire and Father Philip Juza of Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the funeral arrangements and service. Visitation will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on November 5th beginning at 10:00 AM with a service to follow at 11:00. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Care Partners Assisted Living, Country Gardens Assisted Living, and AseraCare Hospice for the care that Roy received while he was a resident.
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