Alfred L. “Al” Unick, 71, of Rib Lake, passed away Friday March 30, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.
Al was born June 6, 1946 in Medford, WI to Elmer and Mary (Heindl) Unick. He is a graduate of Rib Lake High School. He married Darlene Larsen on April 23, 1966 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake. Darlene survives.
He is further survived by his Daughters: Sue (Randy) Nehls of Dorchester, Mary Scott of Rib Lake, Grandchildren: Nick, Emily and Donnie Nehls, Tarek Scott, Siblings: Norman Kutzke, Mary “Lena” Kutzke, Laurie (Bill) Schreiner, Randy Kutzke, Carol Nefstead, Frank Kutzke all of Rib Lake, Sister in Law Kathy (John) Stelling of Port Washington, and many nieces and nephews.
Al is preceded in death by his Parents, Step Father Norman Kutzke, Sister Rhonda Unick, Brother Gary Kutzke, and Nephew Kent Kutzke.
Al served in the US Army and was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas. He worked in maintenance on tanks and vehicles, and also trained mechanics.
He attended tech school and earned his Journeyman for tool and die. He worked for Northwest Tool and then Conseco in Rib Lake. He then went on to work for Ernie and Sylvia Strickert, and then Weather Shield Window Company, where he retired from in 2008. Al taught night school at NTC in Medford in the tool and die program.
Al proudly built his own log cabin in the town of Corning, Lincoln County in 1981, and was very proud of it. He collected antique fishing lures, hunting traps, and fishing reels and poles. Al enjoyed going to garage sales and flea markets to find items to add to his collection. He loved to travel, visiting every state in the continental US, and taking his kids to Canada fishing every year. Al also enjoyed reading.
He was of the Lutheran faith and was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Ice Age Pavilion in Rib Lake. Pastor David Clements will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick and Donnie Nehls, Tarek Scott, Kyle Kutzke, Mark Schriener, Jason Nefstead, and Honorary Pallbearers will be Emily Nehls and Fletcher Frombach. Visitation will be held at the Ice Age Pavilion from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Al can be given to his family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com