Monday, May 6, 2013


AGE:  71

ADDRESS:  732 W. Maple Street   Medford   City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:30 P.M. Saturday, May 4 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where he had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday May 10 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT:   Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 9 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 10 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford  

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 21, 1942 in Chili, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Graduate of Marshfield High School

MARRIAGE: June 15, 1963 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Chili to Billie Lee Binning.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Al entered the mill working industry at Weyerhaeuser and continued his career at both Anson-Gilke and Weather Shield.  Following this Al worked for the state agriculture department doing field survey work and was also a small business owner selling his "Woodfolke" art and carvings.

Outside of work Al enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, canoeing, camping, oil painting, carving, reading, and being a connoisseur of Jack Daniels.  Al was a beloved  husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will truly be missed.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Billie L. Selk of Medford

SURVIVNG SONS-IN-LAW: Rick Friendefels and Pat Graf both of Medford

DECEASED DAUGHTERS: Angela A. Friedenfels on July 21, 2006 and Stephanie L. Graf on September 29, 2006.

SURVIVING GRANDDAUGHTERS: Kristin (Matt) Lekie of Crystal, MN, Nicole Graf of Oshkosh and Sam (Significant Other: Troy Sigmund) of Medford

SURVIVNG GREAT-GRANDSONS: Anthony John and Shea Patrick Graf


DECEASED MOTHER: Mable P. Selk (Maiden Name: Verhegan)

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Rick Friedenfels, Pat Graf, Ron and Matt Lekie, Troy Sigmund and Todd Nernberger

URN BEARER: Jacob Meyers

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Al’s family to be designated at a later date
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