Obit: Imbach, Joseph Jr. (1925 - 2012)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brandner, Fleegel, Gumz, Imbach, Judnic, Kraemer, Leffel, Malchow, Pfaff, Roberts, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/10/2012

Imbach, Joseph “Joe” Jr. (4 SEP 1925 - 9 DEC 2012)

Joseph “Joe” Imbach Jr., age 87 of N5064 Ben’s Lane, Medford, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where he had been a patient for 1 day.

The funeral mass will be at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, December 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey, with Father Gerard Willger officiating.

Interment will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Whittlesey, with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Ryan and Alex Imbach; Mike and Maggie Pfaff; Jeremy and Chris Roberts; Danny and Bobby Malchow; and Dillon “Monk” Brandner.

Visitation will be held at 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:30 A.M. until 11:15 A.M. Thursday, December 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey.

Joe was born on September 4, 1925 in Medford, to Joseph and Magdalene (Kraemer) Imbach Sr.

He attended Chelsea Area Schools. On November 25, 1950, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey, Joe married Betty F. Judnic. She survives.

Joe served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He drove truck and logged for George and Walter Haenel for a number of years. He also worked as a heavy machine operator for James Peterson & Sons Construction Company for 32½ years until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement, he built a sawmill called the Columbia. He was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing, logging, horse pulls, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. Joe also enjoyed going to the Short Prong Lodge.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford; Operating Engineers Local #139. He also served as Past Chairman for the Town of Chelsea.

Joe is survived by his wife, Betty F. Imbach of Medford; children Betty Jane Roberts of New London; Joan (John) Pfaff of Stetsonville; and Nancy Imbach of Phillips; Jerry (Peggy); Jack (Mary); James (Sarah); and Mike (Sharon) Imbach all of Medford; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

He is further survived by sisters, Mary Ann Leffel of Colby; Lena Gumz of Westboro; Margaret Fleegel of Medford; and Marcella (Clarence) Judnic of Medford.

Joe is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Magdalene (Kraemer) Imbach Sr.; grandchildren Billy and Nikki Pfaff; and a brother in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joe’s name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 215 South Washington Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451

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