A former St. Croix County employee, Ronald Edward Wilhelm, Sr., 74, of Deer Park died November 23, (1983?).
He was born July 23, 1909, in New Centerville to Lewellyn and Mary Wilhelm. He attended the local school and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Later he moved with his family to River Falls where he worked as a carpenter with his father.
On November 21, 1928, he married Gertrude Margaret Fouks. They lived on a farm until 1941 when they moved to Deer Park where Ron worked for St. Croix County. He hauled milk and worked for Jabusch Implement until his eyesight failed him. Since that time his hobby has been weaving rugs. Even after the loss of his legs he kept up his yard and his garden. On November 21, 1983 Ron and Gertrude celebrated 55 years of marriage with family and friends.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Deer Park at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; one son, Ronald Wilhelm, Jr. of Gastonia, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Luther (Beverly) Vetter of Deer Park; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Virginia) Thomas of McHenry, Ill. and Esther Larson of Birchwood; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on November 27 with Rev. Mark Broeker officiating. Lola, Jeanine, Karen and Patricia Fouks and Nancy Pabst sang the songs accompanied by Cindy Nelson.
Casketbearers were Kenneth Larson, James Fouks, Gerald Vetter, Floyd Fouks, Arvid Fouks, and Francis Fouks. Spring interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park.
The Williamson Funeral Home of Amery was in charge of arrangements.
He lived on the corner of Highways 46 & H for many years.