Obit: Pernsteiner, Lucille Doris (1924 – 2015)


Surnames: Pernsteiner, Lewer, Kuhl, Raemisch, Wheeler, Boh, Backus, Leisso, Koshalek, Triden, Stemweis, Kolstad, Fischer, Wheeler, Schueller, Tiedens

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 27 Oct 2015

Pernsteiner, Lucille Doris (16 AUG 1924 – 20 OCT 2015)

Lucille Pernsteiner, age 91, of Granton, WI died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Golden Living Center-Three Oaks in Marshfield, WI.

Lucille Doris Lewer was born in Verona, WI the daughter of Robert and Marie (Raemisch) Lewer on August 16, 1924. Her family moved to Medford, WI in 1935 and she graduated from Medford High School in 1942. On October 10, 1942 she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph "Joe" Pernsteiner Jr. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. They were married for 63 years. They farmed in the Medford area for 10 years before moving to a farm in the Granton area in March of 1952. In 1968, they moved off the farm to a home that Joe built. Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a homemaker, worked on the farm and with Joe's Carpentry & Masonry projects. She was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Chili, WI for 30 years. During that time she was a member of St. Stephen's Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW), serving as president for two years. After St. Stephen's closure they joined St. Anthony's Parish in Loyal.

She is survived by four children, Joseph III (Franceen) Pernsteiner of Black River Falls, WI, Maryann Wheeler of Marshfield, WI, Janice (Wayne) Kuhl of Granton, WI and Janet (Franklin) Boh of Neillsville, WI. Lucille is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Karen Pernsteiner of Marshfield, WI, 16 grandchildren, Sue (Phillip) Backaus, Shelly Payne, JoDee (Ben) Leisso, Christopher (Rhonda) Pernsteiner, Kay (Bob) Koshalek, Brenda (Matt) Triden, Jean Pernsteiner, Jolene (Chris) Sternweis, Ann (Chris) Kolstad, Dominic (Candace) Pernsteiner, Pamela (Paul) Fischer, Mary Jo (Randy) Wheeler-Schueller, Daniel Wheeler, Julie (Troy) Tiedens, Erica (Eric) Lawton and Cindy (David) Seif, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, a brother, Dorvon (Marylou) Lewer of Kansas City, MO, a sister-in-law, Clare Pernsteiner of Loyal, WI, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Joe" on July 9, 2006, a son, Thomas Pernsteiner, a daughter-in-law, Betty Pernsteiner, a son-in-law, Dan Wheeler and two grandchildren, Chad and Rebecca Pernsteiner , a brother, Robert "Bob" Lewer and many brother and sister in-laws.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal, WI. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31st at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chili, WI at a later date.

A special thank you to the staff of Stoney River Assisted Living for the wonderful 4 ½ years of care you gave Mom and to the Three Oaks staff for the special care in her final days.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at

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



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