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Eberlein, Arthur L.

Arthur L. Eberlein of Wausau and Minocqua, Wisconsin, retired attorney, municipal court judge and US Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Wisconsin, died on December 7, 2013, in Wausau while under hospice care. He was a practicing attorney in Wausau for fifty-two years, retiring in 2003.

Mr. Eberlein was born May 9, 1924, in Wausau, the son of the late Arthur H. and Marguerite I. Eberlein. He was a graduate of Wausau High School in 1941, Lawrence College, Appleton in 1944, and the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1951. In 1942, he joined the Navy while at Lawrence College and continued his training at Columbia and Harvard Universities. He was discharged in 1946 with a rank of Lieutenant JG, after serving in the South Pacific with the 16th Special Naval Construction Battalion. On July 11, 1947, he married Doris Jean Fulkerson in Monroe, Michigan.

Mr. Eberlein joined his father in the law practice of Eberlein & Eberlein in Wausau in 1951. He also served as Justice of the Peace from 1951 to 1959 and was elected Municipal Court Judge, serving from May 1959 to April 1988.

In addition to his work, Mr. Eberlein was an Eagle Scout and regularly assisted Troop 416 at Camp Tesomas, while his two sons were involved in scouting. Through Arthur's encouragement, both sons and a grandson achieved the Eagle Scout rank. He was a 39 year member of the Wausau Curling Club, and was a member of the Marathon County, Wisconsin State and American Bar Associations, the American Legion, the Wausau Club, the Wausau Country Club, the Minocqua Country Club and the Elks Lodge #248. Mr. Eberlein was a member of the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Wausau Masonic Forest Lodge and The Valley of Eau Claire of The Scottish Rite Consistory Tripoli Shrine Temple.

Mr. Eberlein loved his family and enjoyed his work and the relationships he built in the community. He was a fan of Wisconsin professional and collegiate athletics. He especially enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Minocqua and property on Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula. He will be missed.

Survivors, besides his wife, Doris, include his children, Thomas (Sara), Wausau; Ann (Ron Plucinski), Niwot, Colorado; James (Brooks), Oconomowoc; Jean (Tom TenHaken), Grantham, New Hampshire; a brother E. Larry (Ellen), Edmonton, Alberta; six grandchildren, Lara (Tim Balk) and Ross Eberlein, Kylen and Myles Eberlein, Carter and Graham TenHaken; and one great-grandson, Emmett Balk. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Alison Eberlein.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Woodruff, WI; Shriner's Hospital for Children - Twin Cities; Homme Home Foundation - Wittenberg, WI.

The family would like to invite Arthur's former colleagues and friends to a reception in his honor, to be held on Thursday, December19th, at the Wausau Elks Club from 5:30 - 7:30.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Dec. 13, 2013
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