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Josephine L. Strangfeld

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in Obituaries

(4/9/12) Josephine L. Strangfeld, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.


Josephine Lorene (Morse) Strangfeld was born on September 4, 1922 in Christie, WI the daughter of Alonzo and Anna (Heintz) Morse. After she completed her education she was united in marriage on September 14, 1938 to William “Bill” Strangfeld. Together they farmed and raised their family.   Josephine loved taking care of her yard and growing flowers, cooking for her family, doing cross stitch and going for long rides through the country side. She also loved taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Josephine was a member of the United Methodist Church in Neillsville.


She is survived by a son; Albert Allen Strangfeld, a daughter; Bonnie (Donnie) Elmhorst and a daughter-in-law; Pat Strangfeld all of Neillsville, WI. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; Carey Hardwig, Karen Statz, Kay Waldhart, Wayne Elmhorst, Randy Elmhorst, Michael Strangfeld and Allen Strangfeld, fourteen great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Donald Strangfeld, a grandson, Gary Elmhorst and siblings; Cecelia West, Mabel Buchholtz, Gertrude Bannach, Viola Truax, Paul Morse, Ernest Morse and Lester Morse.


Funeral services for Josephine will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Providing music will be her grandson-in-law, Randy Waldhart and also Sharon and Douglas Bjerke. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday morning at the Gesche Funeral Home. Interment will be in the North Pine Valley Cemetery.


Serving as casket bearers will be Wayne Elmhorst, Randy Elmhorst, Brian Hardwig, Charlie Statz, Randy Waldhart and Kelly Reinart.


Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.


The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Josephine’s family with Funeral arrangement


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