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.Wilbur Albert Falk.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. March 21-23,  2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

Wilbur Albert Falk, 88, Abrams, died at Sharpe Care LTD in Oconto Falls, March 19, 2012. Wilbur was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Abrams, and was the only son of the late Albert and Emma (Laabs) Falk. He lived all of his life on the family farm in the town of Abrams. He married Geneva Ellner March 6, 1965, she preceded him in death on July 30, 2009. He was proud of the fact that he became a husband, father, and grandfather all on the same day. The shack was his favorite place, cutting wood and making maple syrup (the best). He enjoyed time spent with his coyote hunting buddies. He was a lifetime member of the Pike River Coon Hunters. He was always ready to sit, talk, and tell tall tales.

He is survived by four sisters, Sadie Garlow, Oconto Falls; Ruth Weigelt, Oconto; Avis Karlman, Minocqua; Carol (Louis) Lindner, Colorado; three nephews, Bill (Anita) Karlman, Larry (Jan) Karlman, Ed (Sharon) Weigelt. He is also survived by the children of Geneva Falk, daughter, Patricia Lade, her daughter Christine (Randy) Cormier and their children, Verlyn and Alex; sons, Daniel (Heidi) Lade and their child, Zach; Bob (Becky) Lade and their children, Gunar and Taner; daughter, Karen (Wayne) Heimke, her son, Korey Heimke and his son, Mason; her daughter, Kerry (Charles) Imig and their children, Khloe and Keegan; her son, Kasey (Sarah) Heimke and their children, Kiara, Torrie and Franklin.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva of 44 years; a son, Burl Gunderson; two sisters, Lorraine Falk and Elda Karlman; three brothers-in-law, Ed Weigelt, Milton Garlow, and Owen Karlman.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Frederik Schulz officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Sharpe Care LTD and Unity Hospice staff. Especially, care givers John and Jenny were always rays of sunshine in Willie's day - Thank you.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.