George Striegel

Striegel, George Louis

George Louis Striegel, e 84, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday May 8, 2013. He was born on May 19, 1928, n Butternut, the son of George Paul and Clara (Kuehl) Striegel. His early childhood was spent living in Butternut with his mother's family due to her untimely death. He attended school in Butternut and Park Falls. His high school years were during WWII and George and several other local boys worked on the ships on the Great Lakes. He went from Able Body Seaman to Wheelsman and sailed on the William Payne, the James Ferris, and the Frank Armstrong as a Merchant Marine. The Great Lakes ships remained in his heart forever. George began work for the Flambeau Paper Mill in Park Falls in 1950 and worked there for 42 years. On September 1, 1950 George married Shirley Striegel in Park Falls. He was a city alderman for 22 years, an officer of the Price County Labor Committee, and officer in the Local 445 Paper Workers Union, and held several positions on the board of the Park Falls Credit Union for nearly 50 years.

He is survived by is wife, Shirley of Park Falls; (3)children, Susan (Mike) Mattson of Eau Claire; Kathy (Dan) Teeters of Wausau; Scot (Barbara) Striegel of Wausau; (3) grandchildren, Chris (Annie) Teeters, Jessica (Todd) Stewart, and Robert (Kimberly)Stockfleth; (3) great-grandchildren, Zachary and Callie Teeters, and Clara Stockfleth; his brother, Doug (Bernie) Striegel of Park Falls; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Lorraine; his brother, Larry; his sister, Harriet Riechoff; an infant brother and sister; and his granddaughter, Sarah Stockfleth.

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls. Rev. Gary Lodholz will officiate.

Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.

A visitation will be held on Monday at the church from noon until the hour of the service.

The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Teeters Family 3rd Party Special Needs Trust would be appreciated.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on May 11, 2013