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Milton Friemoth

March 16, 1935 — December 11, 2023

A livestream of Milton's Mass of Christian Burial can be viewed in the box below this obituary beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Milton Friemoth was born on March 16, 1935, to Frank and Margaret (Chart) Friemoth. He was the 12th of their 16 children. His first date with Yvonne Senz was at their Freshman Homecoming dance and they have been together ever since. They were married on April 22, 1954, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in East Troy, WI. They began their married life on the 'House on the Hill', a property his father owned. After the birth of their 9th child his Dad moved them to the 'Home Farm' since he felt they needed more space. He farmed with his father until his Dad's passing and subsequently moved his 12 children to Neillsville, WI on December 31st, 1968. They went on to have 3 more children making their family complete with 8 sons and 7 daughters.

 

Milton loved fishing, hunting, card playing and wine, jerky and sausage making. His wife shares that he loved to do everything big. If 30 lbs of sausage was the goal he thought 60 lbs was even better. This trend of going 'big' explains his large family. He was an avid competitor in local tractor pulls winning many trophies that he dispersed to his children in his later years. He was a town of York board member and then became chairman, serving the township for 16 years. After he retired from farming, he began playing cards on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons with a group of like-minded friends (Tony Langreck, Terry Marty, Joe Boden, LeRoy Lezotte, Butch Walter, Jim Smagacz, and Al Spaete), enjoying conversation and a bit of his homemade wine, to make losing not so hard to handle.

 

The cornerstone of his life was his Catholic Faith and his family. The love he shared with his wife Yvonne is an inspiration to his children and grandchildren alike. He was a proud farmer and raised his children with a love of God, dedication to family and a wonderful work ethic that has helped them throughout their lives.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret, his mother-in-law Ann Deist and step-father-in-law Roy Deist, his father-in-law Theodore Senz, brothers Fritz, Robert, Jim, Leo, Vincent and his sisters Margie, Betty, Bonnie, Phylis, Rose Marie and Joan.

 

He is survived by his wife Yvonne, children; Roy (Sandy), Don (Rhonda), Lynn (Rick) Sebesta, Kim, Kenny (Pam), Patti (Jacob) Nordman, Brian (Barb), Jill, Sandy (Kevin) Mayer, Jack (Faye), Steve, Jeff (Deanna), Wayne (Dyan), Bev, and Jenny, (38) grandchildren, (75) great-grandchildren and (6) great-great grandchildren. His nieces and nephews, many of whom he has adopted in his heart after the loss of their parents.

 

A special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Marshfield Medical Center Neillsville location for the great and compassionate care he received. A special thanks for their patience with the huge number of family who needed to be with him during his last days.

 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Milton will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Fr. Greg Michaud. Music will be provided by Rebekah Lehn, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Neillsville at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the church. A Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday also at the church.

 

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

 

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Milton's family with funeral arrangements.

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Friday, December 15, 2023

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