Arnold Joseph Stueber Sr.,.age 92, of Park Falls, died on Monday July 21, 2014 at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. He was born on March 11, 1922 in Park Falls, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Boyer) Stueber. His early life and schooling were in Park Falls. Arnold was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII in the Italian Theater. He worked for Fred Steiger's Auto Dealership and the Flambeau Paper Mill for a short time. On June 27, 1942 he married Sally Bennett. The couple owned and operated Stueber's Beverage, bottling their first bottle on February 23, 1946. In 1974 the couple founded Stueber's Ace Hardware, formerly known as South Side True Value Hardware and in 1982 they purchased the First National Bank. Arnold was a volunteer firefighter for many years, member of the Knights of Columbus and the Park Falls American Legion Post.
He is survived by:
his wife Sally of Park Falls
James (Dawn) Stueber of Park Falls
Mary Beth (Howard) Luethmers of Park Falls
his brother Raymond Stueber of Park Falls
his daughter-in-law Ruth Stueber of Phillips
his cousin and lifelong friend Norman Hoefferle of Park Falls
and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Arnold Jr. and his brother and sister-in-law Roman and Arlene Stueber.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 11:00am from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Park Falls. Fr. Ron Levra and Deacon Chet Ball will co-officiate.
Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls with military honors under the auspices of the Park Falls American Legion and VFW Posts.
A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm led by Deacon Chet Ball and on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the hour of the service.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Anthony's School would be greatly appreciated.