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AGE: 59


ADDRESS: W6738 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Medford resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:33 PM Friday, May 16 at his residence in the Town of Medford under the loving care of his family


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, May 19 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 13, 1955 at Marshfield, WI


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and was a 1973 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: August 21, 1976 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Valerie “Val” L. Wegerer and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee, then Osmose Railroad of Madison for periods of time. He returned to Medford and worked at Deep Rock & Rudolph’s Standard for periods of time. Then he worked as a maintenance man for Memorial Hospital, Holy Rosary Catholic Church & School & the Medford Middle School until ill health forced his retirement. He was a firefighter for the Medford Fire Dept., a Taylor County E.M.T. & was a Deputy Coroner/Medical Examiner for periods of time. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren, fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, making fire wood & the outdoors.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of Chelsea Bowmen’s Club & Tee-Hi Golf Club


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Valerie “Val” L. Viergutz of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mandi Sue Viergutz of Madison & Jason “Eddie” (Marijane) Viergutz of Dorchester


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Riley & Madeline Viergutz of Dorchester


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jack (Pam) Viergutz of Medford & Shane (Jenn) Viergutz of Medford

Step Sisters: Carla (Dave) Brost of Medford and Kristine (Andy) Slote of Plano, Texas


SURVIVING PARENTS: Step-Mother – Marge Viergutz of Medford


DECEASED FATHER: Harvey Henry Viergutz


DECEASED MOTHER: Shirley Lila Block


PALLBEARERS: Orin Wegerer, Dave Shadrick, Travis Ziembo, Jack, Shane, Richard “Slats”, Ryan and Jason “Eddie” Viergutz


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the family for a future designation

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