Carl Edwin Sillampa, 88, of Owen,WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13th at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
He was born January 21st, 1925 in Owen to Herman August and Hilma Maria Sillampa. He graduated from Owen High School in 1943 and was a pilot in the US Army Air Corp, during World War II. After his military service he took over the family farm in rural Owen. On July 1st, 1950 he married his lifelong sweetheart, Beverly Poppe. They celebrated 63 wonderful years together as husband and wife. Carl also served his community and country in various ways over the course of his lifetime and was a faithful servant leader in his church.
Carl is survived by his wife, Beverly (Poppe) Sillampa; eight children; Carlene (Dwayne) Moore, Peggy (Allan) Cihlar, Elaine (Dennis) Hebert, Betsy (Brent) Shoup, Kristi (David) Cole, Chuck (India) Sillampa, Diane (Lonnie) Kroeplin, Dorothy (Scott) Ralitz; and his sister, Elsa Denning of Chicago, IL. He was also blessed with a further legacy of 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He touched the lives of many other numerous relatives, friends and especially his nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 9:30 am at Saint Katherine’s Church Great Hall with the funeral service to be held immediately following at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary of Saint Katherine’s Church. A luncheon will follow the service in the dining hall of the church.
The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements.