Sylvia Catherine Reigel went to her heavenly home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Daniel Sedlacek officiating. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Jared Wilhelm, Alex Noll, Tom Carlson, Paul Buchich, and Paul “Buck” Drexler. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Wienke, Kaidan Reigel and Joey Lavato. The visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday at Rembs Funeral Home and from 9:30 am until service time on Thursday at St. John’s Church. St. John’s Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sylvia was born in Marshfield on September 29, 1925, to Albert and Stella (Erhart) Tremmel. She attended Shady Lane School and graduated from Marshfield High School in 1943. Sylvia married Harold John Reigel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on June 14, 1943. They were married until Harold’s death on October 9, 2005.
Sylvia and Harold worked together to develop their dairy operation, then Reigel’s Sand and Gravel and later Reigel’s Septic Tank Service. They owned and operated the septic tank business from 1971 through 1986 retiring in 1987.
Mother enjoyed all forms of needle work. She left a legacy for her children by knitting each child and grandchild their own afghan. Each great grandchild was welcomed with a hand knit baby blanket. Mother loved to read and was an avid supporter of the public library. In later years Mom also enjoyed traveling to Arizona for the winters.
Sylvia’s strong Catholic faith and love of family sustained her and gave her strength throughout her life.
Married at Sacred Heart, Harold and Sylvia were founding member of Our Lady of Peace Parish. They lived in Wisconsin Rapids from 1967 through 1972, where they were members of Saint Vincent DePaul Parish and there she became involved in teaching CCD. After returning to Marshfield and Scared Heart Parish, she continued teaching religious education. Sylvia currently was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the PCCW.
Sylvia was also an active member of the Shady Lane Homemakers Club for most of her life and for years very active in the Ebbe 4-H club. In later years she was a member of the Liquid Waste Association as well as the bookkeeper for their business. For many years Sylvia served as a poll worker for the Town of Cameron. Patriotism was an integral part of her life. She showed her patriotism by voting and consistently flying the American flag.
Sylvia is survived by her children: Nancy and Ken Thorson, Lois and Ed Carlson, Myron and MarDel Reigel, Carolyn and Vincent Strosnider, Margie and Jerry Noll and Janet and Jim Wilhelm. Grandchildren: Kristie and David Rich, Kevin and Elizabeth Thorson, Kelly and Duane Nelson, Kimberly and Paul Bucich, Kyle and Priscilla Thorson, Kari and Freddy Lovato; Tom and Heidi Carlson, Mike and Donna Carlson, Steve and Jane Carlson; Nicole Reigel: Christina and Justin Flint, Brandon and Kim Wienke, Danielle (John Bush) Wienke, and their father, Bob (Melody Swanson) Wienke; Alex Noll, Sam Noll; Jared Wilhelm, Justin Wilhelm, and 26 great grandchildren. She is further survived by her loving brother, Dale Tremmel . Sylvia is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Adelia Beckmann and Kay Reigel and brothers-in-law, Arthur Reigel and Joseph Reigel. Other family and dear friends include Buck and Wendy Drexler, Larry and Bonnie Rasmussen, Shirley Tremmel, Sharon Frueh and her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Stella Tremmel, her grandson, K.J. Thorson, her great granddaughter, Emily Ann Carlson, and sister-in-law, Pat Tremmel.
Mother financially supported many organizations. Some of her favorites were The Hannah Center, The American Legion, Marshfield Public Library and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Mother lived at Wells Nature View for the last six months and felt very much that it was her home. The extraordinary attention and loving care they exhibited these past weeks was extremely appreciated by the entire family.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com