WILBERT M. HABECK

Wilbert M. Habeck, age 88, formerly of the town of Sherman, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2010, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility where he had been a resident for the last seven years.

He was born Jan. 27, 1922 in the town of Sherman, Wisconsin, a son of the late Fred and Alma Miske Habeck. He attended Sherman Center Area Grade School.

Wilbert farmed with his father on the family homestead in the town of Sherman.

On June 5, 1943, he married Malinda Strack in the town of Scott. The couple lived in the town of Sherman on the family homestead until they bought their own farm in 1944.

In 1949, he started his own sawmill in the town of Sherman and eventually owned and operated his own excavating business. The couple moved to Florida in 1974 and then settled in South Dakota in 1982, before moving back to the Plymouth area in 1994.

His wife preceded him in death Aug. 28, 1996.

Wilbert was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center and was a former member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Irene, S.D., where he also served as a trustee for the church.

He came out of retirement at the age of 71 to work with his son building houses, retiring again at the age of 80.

Survivors include three sons: Robert (Karen) Habeck of Mission Hill, S.D., Vernon (Jane) Habeck of Plymouth and Raymond (Suzanne) Habeck of Waldo; one daughter, Janet (Ronald) Jentsch of Random Lake; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marion Heidemann of Belgium; two sisters-in-law, Alvina Klein of Adell and Marion Krause of Kewaskum; one brother-in-law, David (Lois) Strack of Cascade; and also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Habeck and Carol Resch; one grandson, Jeremy Habeck; three greatgrandchildren: Garrett Schaffer, Jasmine Habeck and Jaymun Kaat; one infant sister, Adeline Habeck; one sister, Anita Baumann and her husband, Alfred; three brothers: Elmer Habeck and his wife, Lucille; Albert Habeck and his wife, Luzetta, and Clarence Habeck and his wife, MaryAnne; and three brothers-in-law: Ben Klein, Lester Heidemann and Elroy Krause.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center. The Rev. Greg Laska, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, and at the church Wednesday from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Wilbert’s name. The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.


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