Monday, September 24, 2012



ADDRESS: 610 Billings Ave., Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:00 Noon on Sunday, September 23 at his home in the city of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 26 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM Tuesday, September 25 where there will be a 7:45 PM Rosary/Prayer service held that evening; and also from 9 AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Sept. 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1927, in the Township of Chelsea, Taylor County, WI

EDUCATION: Winding Brook Elementary School, Whittlesey and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: January 21, 1950 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Bernice Fleischmann and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Leon drove semi and route truck for Tlusty Beverage until 1954 when he started working for the Medford branch of the Marshfield Oil Company. He purchased the Medford branch in 1969, starting Tlusty Oil Co. and retiring in 1996. He also drove school bus part time for Krug Bus Service and shuttle truck for Tombstone Pizza Corp. He enjoyed spending time with his entire family, hunting, playing cards with his sons, grandsons and friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; past member of the Medford Curling Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bernice Tlusty of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Linda (Tom) Thielke of Phillips, Dave (Jeanne) Tlusty of Antigo, Don (Beth) Tlusty of Arbor Vitae, Tom (Becky) Tlusty of Medford, Carol Tlusty of Medford, Chuck (Kristi) Tlusty of Medford, Kaye (Mike) Lewis of Blaine, MN, & Karla Tlusty of Eden Prairie, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Patrick Tlusty on June 27, 1986

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 21 – Anne (Scott) DeFoe, Erinn (Phil) Tubbs, Trigg (Linda) Thielke, Trent (Terri) Thielke, Emily (Andrew) Kennell, Michael, Kyle & Katie Tlusty, Ben (Briea Pfaller) Tlusty, Judd Tlusty, Craig (Jessica) Tlusty, Carissa (Travis) Sobeck, Cory (Julie) Tlusty, Statt (Megan Dassow) Lemke, Tyler (Nelly Woller) Lemke, Rachel (Eric) Vach, Brady & Jack Tlusty, Claire, Ethan & Paige Lewis GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 17

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Richard Tlusty of Merrill; Sisters-in-law: Margaret Tlusty of Medford and Betty Tlusty of Chelsea

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: George, Ernest, Lawrence, Walter, Allen, Franklin, & infant sister Loretta Tlusty

DECEASED FATHER: Ferdinand Tlusty DECEASED MOTHER: Teckla Reinhart

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Trigg & Trent Thielke, Statt & Tyler Lemke, Ethan Lewis, Michael, Kyle, Ben, Judd, Craig, Cory, Brady & Jack Tlusty

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to either Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford or Hope Hospice of Medford
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