Sunday, February 16, 2014



AGE: 93

ADDRESS: 322 N. Washington Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 A.M. Sunday, February 16 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab, Medford where she had been a resident for the past month.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 23, 1920 in the Township of Molitor

EDUCATION: Attended Pine Tree School in the Township of Molitor

MARRIAGE: February 10, 1959 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Clement J. Kleutsch and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1991.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Lydia helped farm on the home place. After her marriage, she raised her family, did gardening and developed pictures for the Star News and the Taylor County Sherriff’s Department for a number of years. Lydia enjoyed gardening, playing cards and watching birds, especially cardinals. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mike) Grinker of Dorchester, Joe (Significant Other: Debi Griesbach) Kleutsch of Medford and Mark (Jamie) Kleutsch of Medford

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Morgan (Traci) Grinker of Dorchester, Mandi (Nathan) Schreiber of Abbotsford, Erick (Fiance: Ashley Freudenthal) Kleutsch of Medford, Joey Kleutsch of Wausau, AJ (Significant Other: Kirsten Hargot) Kleutsch of Wausau and Sam (Significant Other: Tanya Kallenbach) Kleutsch of Spencer

2 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS: Ella and Maiya Schreiber of Abbotsford

SURVIVING SISTERS: Elsie Pask of Appleton and Emma Kasparek of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Bill, Emil, Otto, Frank, Herman, Fred, Paul and Carl Schmeiser and Walter Leuthy
Sister: Clara Emstrom


DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Leuthy (Maiden Name: Clausnitzer)

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Morgan Grinker, Mandi Schreiber, Erick, Joey, AJ and Sam Kleutsch
Great-Granddaughters: Ella and Maiya Schreiber

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