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Elmer A Hoesly

April 30, 1922 — January 30, 2012

Elmer Hoesly, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, January 30, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Elmer August Hoesly was born on April 30, 1922 in Neillsville, WI the son of Markus and Johanna (Resong) Hoesly. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1940, and in 1943 was united in marriage to Alice Sollberger in Neillsville. In 1945, they moved to Marshfield and Elmer worked for the Marshfield Canning Co. as a field man. In 1951, he started working for Marshfield Public Schools. He worked for the school system until 1965 and then he began working for the City of Marshfield as a Building Maintenance Engineer. He retired in 1984 and they moved to the Town of Hewett in Clark County. Alice died on August 4, 1991, but Elmer stayed active, serving on the town board for the Town of Hewett and also serving on the Clark County Board of Supervisors for 10 years from 1992 to 2002. Elmer was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville and the Eagles Club of Marshfield.He is survived by his very special friend, Mary Heimstad of Neillsville, a daughter, Carol (Scott) Fuqua of San Bernardino, CA, a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Hoesly of Spencer, WI, five grandchildren, Christy, Cory, Wayde, Gavin and Darby and four great grandchildren, Kashton, Kyson, Kayla and Breck. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Alice, a son, John and a sister, Helen Rowe.A Memorial Service for Elmer will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Bryan Olson will officiate. Music will be provided by Joe Anderson, vocalist. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the United Church of Christ.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: The Bell Tower Fund at the United Church of Christ, 515 W. 2nd Street, Neillsville, WI 54456.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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