In his free time he enjoyed trapping, snowmobling, ATV’s traveling, going out to eat, and spending time with his family and friends.
He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Catawba, the Knights of Columbus Council #2963, and a former member of the National Farmers Organization.
He is survived by 6 children: Darlene Froeming, Kennan, Diana Tead, Minocqua, Daniel (Anna) Macholl and Michael (Mary) Macholl, all of Catawba, Colleen (Mark) Nelson, Star Prairie, Wi., and August Macholl, Catawba, by 18 grandchildren 6 great grandchildren, by 1 sister-in-law: Lorena Macholl and by 1 brother-in-law Kaarlo Hinsa, Tomahawk.
He was preceded in death by his wife Viola, by 1 son Brian, and by 3 sons-in-law; David Froeming, Ned Tead and Jack Dalum.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Catawba, with Fr. Gerald Hagen officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Southern Price County VFW Post #8491 Interment will be in the Catawba Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church from 6:00 P.M , where a parish wake service will be conducted by Deacon James Celba at 7:00 P.M.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is in charge of the arrangements.