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Louis Perkl

Pittsville - Louis B. Perkl, 90, of Pittsville, passed away on January 8, 2018 at Marshfield Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Pittsville. Rev. John Swing will officiate. A visitation for the public will be held from 9:00 am until the time of service. Buchanan / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Louis was born on April 15, 1927 to Ernest and Elizabeth (Macht) Perkl. He attended St. Joachim's parochial school and he was a lifelong member of St. Joachim's parish. He married Josephine Edwards on March 8, 1952 in Decorah, Iowa and then resided on the family farm in Pittsville, WI. He continued to help his son Mitchel on the farm post his retirement.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Louis and his wife enjoyed neighborhood parties and belonged to several card clubs. They immensely enjoyed their grandchildren's sporting events. Louis' hobbies included making aluminum can airplanes. He also enjoyed traveling with family. His sense of humor and storytelling was legendary.

He will be dearly missed by his seven children: Mike (Deb) Perkl of Neillsville, Rebecca (David) Fetterolf of Mosinee, Scott (Wendy) Perkl of Suamico, Kay (Guy) Hautala, Mitchel (Colleen) Perkl and Lisa Merritt all from Pittsville and Barbara (Tim) Phillips from Fayetteville, NC. He will also be missed by his 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren that he enjoyed greatly.

He is also survived by three sisters: Barbara Dahlinger of Baraboo, Noreen (Jim) Truetel of Brookfield and Juanita Spadaro of Broadview, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine of 59 years, his parents, sisters; Lillian, Adeline, Elizabeth, Carol, Beatrice and Sylvia, and brothers Ernest, Eddy and Henry.

He was an unrivaled example of what a good man ought to be. He was and will continue to be, the bedrock upon which our family will continue to persist. His unwavering dedication, support and love he gave to all of his family, created the foundation that allowed us to go forth in the world in search of our dreams. He taught us all how to work hard, and perhaps more importantly, how to laugh, and how it translates into having so much, even when you have so little. He taught us the value of ingenuity, integrity, laughter, love and so much more. He was a very special man to all that knew him.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 11, 2018
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