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Joseph “Joe” T. Hiebl

Joseph “Joe” T. Hiebl Joseph “Joe” T. Hiebl


Joseph “Joe” T. Hiebl, 79, a township of Medford resident, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at his residence. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Michael Hayden and Father Charles Hiebl officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. There will be a 7 p.m. Rosary service held that evening. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday. Burial will take place at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Milan prior to services. Pallbearers will be Brian, Daryl, Delmar and Craig Paul and Greg and Jerome Hackel.

Joe was born on March 26, 1940 at home in the township of Johnson in Marathon County. He was the son of George and Anna (Krupka) Hiebl, Jr. He attended Corinth Elementary School in the town of Johnson and was a 1958 graduate of Athens High School. He was married to the mother of his daughters, Marge Kuenne, on Aug. 1, 1964 in Milan and later divorced. He was again later married and later divorced a couple of times. After his education, he hauled milk cans, worked road construction, drove truck for E. J. Peters and worked as a custodian at both the Stetsonville and Medford schools until his retirement. In retirement, he did volunteer work at Aspirus Medford delivering medication. He was a blood donor for many years and was a past chairman of the township of Medford. He enjoyed volunteer grilling, dabbling as a chef, making sauerkraut and horseradish, gardening, hunting, meat cutting, snow plowing and tending bar. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford and served on its cemetery committee.

Joe is survived by his daughters, Christine (Andy) Slote of Plano, Texas and Carla (Dave “Scoob”) Brost of Medford; grandchildren, Emma Brost and Claire and Cameron Slote; sisters, Delores Hackel of Edger, Agnes (Glen) Paul of Dorchester and Mary (Leuder Finken) Hiebl of New Berlin; brothers, Anthony (Marlene) Hiebl of Wausau, Father Charles Hiebl and James (Elaine) Hiebl, all of Colby; and sister-inlaw, Illa Hiebl of Athens. He is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Hiebl.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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