Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Alfred “Fuzzy” T. Kretschmer
Age 90
died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2011, at the House of the Dove, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice in Marshfield after his battle with cancer, former Medford Area resident.
Services will be 1PM, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, township of Goodrich with the Rev. Joseph Dietrich officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery following service.
Visitation will be Friday night, October 28, 2011 from 4 – 8 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, and then at the church Saturday, October 29 from 11 AM to time of service.
He was born February 28, 1921 in Bern Township, Marathon County to the late Carl G. and Rose A. (Schmahl) Kretschmer. He attended Taylor County schools. On May 19th, 1951 he was married to Ida M. Schwark who preceded him in death on April 16, 1992.
Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Milwaukee where he worked for Case. After a short time there he returned to the family farm in the town of Bern, Marathon County. He farmed until 1973 while employed by Gad Cheese Factory and Harvey Millwork Company. After farming they owned and operated Fuzzy and Ida’s Tap and the Magnet in the Medford area until 1983. Upon “retirement” he worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security. He was a lifelong member of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In his spare time, Fuzzy enjoyed playing all kinds of cards including, Sheepshead, Smear, Cribbage, Rummy, Guts and Solitare at many settings with family & friends. He also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.
He is lovingly survived by two daughters, Mary (David) Wells of Allen, Texas and Linda (friend John Weber) Kretschmer of Marshfield; two sons, Darold (Nancy) of Wausau and Larry (Gail) of Athens; one sister, Edith Albrecht of Rochester, Minnesota He has 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Troller, Alma Dassow, and Elizabeth Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or the House of the Dove for the loving, compassionate & professional care provided to Alfred.