Obit: Schmudlach, Alvin R. (1927 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Ehlert, File, Krueger, Quednow, Schmudlach

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 9/07/2017

Schmudlach, Alvin R. (27 MAR 1927 - 5 SEP 2017)

Alvin R. Schmudlach, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, September 5 in Tomahawk. He was born on March 27, 1927 to Herman and Myrtle Schmudlach in Spirit, WI. He married Carol File on November 24, 1956, she precedes him in death.

At age 15 he got a special license to drive milk truck. He served in the US Army during WWII. After being discharged, he bought a dairy farm and worked on the homestead until retirement.

In his spare time he loved to travel and sight see, raise bees, spend time with his family, and playing cards, especially Skipbo.

Alvin is survived by his three children, Rodney and Randel Schmudlach, and Dawn (Greg Quednow) Krueger, all of Rib Lake. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

In addition to his wife and parents, Alvin is preceded in death one sister, Zelma Ehlert, 4 brothers, Raymond, Harvey, Norman, and LaVerne, and one great-grandchild Adrian.

Funeral Services for Alvin will be on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake. Visitation will take place on Sunday September 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tomahawk Health Services for their great care and compassion.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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