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20 May 2020

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– Obituaries –

– Obituaries –


Merlin “Merl” E. Huhn Merlin “Merl” E. Huhn, 69, Cadott, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 14, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Merl was born in Chippewa County, to Errol “Cheesie” and Geraldine Huhn, and grew up in the Cadott area. He attended college at UWSuperior and UW-Eau Claire, graduating from UW-Eau Claire. Merl was a master cheesemaker and worked in the dairy business for many years. He also owned a farm, ran a milk route, and had a 21-year career as a Wisconsin state food inspector. He served the community, first as an EMT, as a member of the Cadott Chamber of Commerce and most recently, as a trustee for the Village of Cadott. Merl’s joy was his lifelong marriage to Joyce, and the various hobbies and activities they shared. They enjoyed ballroom dancing and he loved spending time with his family. He was an outdoorsman who loved nature, fishing, hunting, trap shooting and golfing. Merl was a caring and generous man, who always did the right thing, and put his family and friends first. He will be missed more than words can describe. He is survived by his devoted wife – Joyce; his children – Kelly Centofanti (Mike Ryer) and Bart Chapek (JoAnn Danielson); grandchildren – Carrie Chapek and Bonnie Chapek; his sisters – Cheri Huhn, Lynette Huhn and Brenda Huhn (Mark Schoonover); his niece Shellie (Doug) Asher; great-niece – Tayler Asher; and great-nephew – Zachary Asher. He is preceded in death by his parents – Errol and Geraldine Huhn. Private family services were held. Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at leiserfuneralhome. com. 89474
29 January 2020

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Erma L. Seidlitz

Erma L. Seidlitz


Erma L. Seidlitz Erma L. Seidlitz, 82, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Care Partners in Eau Claire. Erma was born June 6, 1937, in Chippewa County, to George and Erma (Noyes) Card. She married Lyle Seidlitz June 11, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Keystone. They moved to Seattle, Wash., where Erma worked at Sears. After their first two children were born, they moved back to Wisconsin, where they had four more children. They raised their six children near Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Erma worked for the Salvation Army Thrift Store for many years, and sold Tupperware. She was a member of AAL Thrivent, the YMCA, TOPS and Faith Lutheran Church, where she was a very active member of the Ladies Aide. After Lyle passed away in 2004, she kept herself busy by volunteering at the Chippewa Falls Senior Center Thrift Store. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting and baking. She made sure we all had homemade fudge and goodies for Christmas, along with something she crocheted. She also traveled extensively with her husband, children and friends. She loved visiting her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives. She is survived by six children – Ron Seidlitz, Elk Mound, Cheryl (Robert) Phillip, Everett, Wash., Dale (Brenda) Seidlitz, Meriden, Conn., Zanna Hall, Chippewa Falls, Angela (Greg) Larson, Eagan, Minn., and Vicki Solberg, Chippewa Falls; 15 grandchildren – Stephanie (Justin) Steinmeyer, Joel Seidlitz, Brianna (Joey) Meicher, Brian Phillip, Haniel (Vicki) Massoud, Heidi (Caleb) Hussong, Josh Seidlitz, Kylie and Brody Hall, Helen, Corinna and Jackson Larson, Matthew Nesvacil, Tarin (TJ) Rud and Linzy Solberg; 10 great-grandchildren – Morgan and Logan Steinmeyer, Ellanor and Charlotte Meicher, Isiah Horton, Makayla and Ally Massoud, Jordyn, Riley and Izzy Hussong; – numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years – Lyle; her parents – George and Erma Card, and Charles Lieder; grandchildren – Zachary Lyle Seidlitz and Hope Salem. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cleveland Cemetery. Memorials are preferred, and will be donated to the Zachary Lyle Seidlitz Scholarship Fund and the HOPE Club Fund, in honor of Erma’s grandchildren who preceded her in death. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer. com. 84376

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