Josie C. Bloecher, age 93, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, April 3, 2011 under the care of her family and Asera Care Hospice at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
She was born on February 23, 1918 in Whitcomb, WI, the daughter of the late Christoph and Olga (Schroeder) Kading. On October 26, 1940, Josie was united in marriage to Harold Bloecher in Tigerton. He preceded her in death on February 22, 1998.
The couple owned and operated the Highway Garage in Wittenberg until retiring in 1983. Josie was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. She was in a sewing club and Harold and Josie enjoyed being involved with the "Anniversary Group" with several other local couples. Josie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg.
Survivors include three children, Jeneene (Randal) Block, Ripon, JoAnn (Lee) Innerebner, Eland and Janis (Fred) Kunze, Sun City West, AZ; six grandchildren, Debbi Block, David (Karla) Block, Julie (Robert) Socha, Daniel (Lisa) Block, Brian Innerebner and Jodi (Perry) Behreandt; 11 great-grandchildren, Kayla, Heather, Jared, Ryan, Aaron, Emily, Madison, Tracy, Samantha, Cassie and Logan, and one sister, Jessie Neuman, Tigerton. In addition to her husband and parents, Josie was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Jo; one sister, Margaret Harvey and two brothers, Oscar and Lorenz.
The Funeral service will be held at 12NOON on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. The Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10AM until the time of service at the church. Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family guest book and condolences available at schmidtschulta.com