|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2009|
William (Bill) J. Schiedler Jr., 88, of the village of Cadott, Chippewa County, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
Bill was born Aug. 8, 1921, to William and Marie (Roder) Scheidler and raised on the family farm in the town of Arthur along with his nine siblings. He attended Matott School. He often talked about the horses his dad raised and loved the Sheltand pony gift that arrived at the farm in the back seat of a Model A with a relative from Cloquot, Minn. Bill married Beatrice Lingen on May 18, 1943, at Fort Riley, Kan. Bea preceded him in death in November 1969. He married Janice Nelson-Smith on June 1, 1985, at Big Drywood Lutheran Church, Cadott.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was taken prisoner by Hitler's youth at the Battle of the Bulge on Dec. 19, 1944, earning the bronze star. After his release he worked as a cheesemaker at Kaedings in Drywood, Huhns in Cadott and Hamms outside of Cadott. After retiring he enjoyed "organizing" the picking at Pfaff's Berry Farm.
Bill was a member of American Legion and VFW in Cadott, serving as post commander for a number of years. He also was a member of the Indianhead Chapter of Ex-POWs, Big Drywood Lutheran Church, Rainbow Riders (snowmobile club) and the Cadott Fire Department. He enjoyed picking berries, drinking beer at local pubs, woodworking, gardening, hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and visiting with family and friends. He especially looked forward to his weekly visits from Alex and Laken.
Bill is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Warren Schiedler; daughters, Carol (Lewis) Jahr, and Kim (Andrew) LaCasse; a sister, Ruth (Howard) Van Den Heuvel; grandchildren, Sara Schiedler, Patrick Jahr, Michael (Kris) Jahr, Melissa (Allen) Crisp, Melinda (Paul) Davis, Kayla and Kai LaCasse, Christopher and Michelle Berge; great-grandchildren, Kile, Ashley, Lexi, Autumn, Alex, Aeryn and baby Nova; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice; parents, William Sr. and Marie; son-in-law, Lewis Jahr; son, Craig Smith; brothers, Anthony, Samuel, Robert, Harold, Vernon and Gerald; and sisters, Marie and Martha.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Big Drywood Lutheran Church in the town of Goetz, with the Rev. Diane House officiating. Interment will be in Brooklawn cemetery in Cadott. Military honors will be conducted by the Cadott American Legion and VFW.
Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott is serving the family.
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