Alvin Schmudlach 1927-2017

Alvin Schmudlach

Alvin Schmudlach, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 in Tomahawk.
Alvin was born on March 27, 1927 to Herman and Myrtle Schmudlach in Spirit. He married Carol File on Nov. 24, 1956 and she preceded him in death. At age 15, he got a special license to drive milk truck. He served in the US Army during WWII and after being discharged, he bought a dairy farm and worked on the homestead until retirement. In his spare time he loved to travel and sight see, raise bees, spend time with his family and play cards, especially Skipbo.
Alvin is survived by his three children, Rodney and Randel Schmudlach and Dawn (Greg Quednow) Krueger, all of Rib Lake. He is further survived by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
In addition to his wife and parents, Alvin was preceded in death by one sister, Zelma Ehlert; four brothers, Raymond, Harvey, Norman and LaVerne; and one great-grandchild, Adrian.
Funeral services for Alvin were held on Monday, Sept. 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake with Pastor James Langelbartels officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation took place on Sunday, Sept. 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 4-7 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday, Sept. 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
The family would like to thank the staff of Tomahawk Health Services for their great care and compassion.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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