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AGE: 93


ADDRESS: 322 N. Washington Medford City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 A.M. Sunday, February 16 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab, Medford where she had been a resident for the past month.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 23, 1920 in the Township of Molitor


EDUCATION: Attended Pine Tree School in the Township of Molitor  


MARRIAGE: February 10, 1959 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Clement J. Kleutsch and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1991.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Lydia helped farm on the home place. After her marriage, she raised her family, did gardening and developed pictures for the Star News and the Taylor County Sherriff’s Department for a number of years. Lydia enjoyed gardening, playing cards and watching birds, especially Cardinals. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mike) Grinker of Dorchester, Joe (Significant Other: Debi Griesbach) Kleutsch of Medford and Mark (Jamie) Kleutsch of Medford


6 GRANDCHILDREN: Morgan (Traci) Grinker of Dorchester, Mandi (Nathan) Schreiber of Abbotsford, Erick (Fiance: Ashley Freudenthal) Kleutsch of Medford, Joey Kleutsch of Wausau, AJ (Significant Other: Kirsten Hargot) Kleutsch of Wausau and Sam (Significant Other: Tanya Kallenbach) Kleutsch of Spencer


2 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS: Ella and Maiya Schreiber of AbbotsfordSURVIVING SISTERS: Elsie Pask of Appleton and Emma Kasparek of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Bill, Emil, Otto, Frank, Herman, Fred, Paul and Carl Schmeiser and Walter Leuthy
Sister: Clara Emstrom




DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Leuthy (Maiden Name: Clausnitzer)


HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Morgan Grinker, Mandi Schreiber, Erick, Joey, AJ and Sam Kleutsch
Great-Granddaughters: Ella and Maiya Schreiber


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lydia’s family to be designated at a later date

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