Alvin C. Panzer
Alvin C. Panzer, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at Tomahawk Health Services.
Al was born on May 8, 1928 to Vera and Herman Panzer in a farm house in the town of Kewaskum, Washington County, Wis. He lived on several different farms in the Town of Kewaskum and attended the Campbell School for eight years.
The Campbell school was a one-room school with eight grades and one teacher. They had to carry water in for drinking and washing hands, wood for the stove fire, clean outside toilets, sweep floors and clean black boards and erasers.
On their farm, they milked goats and had chickens. For entertainment, they ice skated and used sleds to sleigh ride down the hills. They went to free outdoor movies in Kewaskum on a vacant lot in the summer. In Dec. 1950, he was drafted in the US Army and started his boot training at Fort Hood, Tex. This was during the Korean Conflict. In August, he was shipped overseas to Germany and was discharged in Dec. 1952. He started deer hunting at age 16 and shot 31 bucks in his lifetime. They used to camp in a tent at Glidden, Wis. One time, their stove smoked and drove them out into the cold, way below zero. They always left on Wednesday before season and came home the following weekend. He married Janet Ingman on November 21, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa. That was the only year they postponed hunting.
Al was a past member of Kewaskum Lions and was president for one year. He was confirmed and was a member of Peace United Church of Christ and was a deacon for three years on the church board. He was a member of the Association Milk Producers, being a district representative. He retired in 1992 and moved to Tomahawk. He enjoyed his retirement fishing and traveling. Al the “Old Farmer” raised registered Holsteins and register Belgians.
Alvin is survived by two daughters – Janice (David) Seiser of Merrill and Jeanne (Bill) Gessler of Harshaw; daughter-in-law – Patricia Panzer of Campbellsport; son – Robert (Kathy) Schreffler of Kewauskum; two brothers – Herman (Nancy) Panzer of Kewaskum and Daniel (Diane) Panzer of Scandanavia. He is further survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alvin is preceded in death by his parents, wife –Janet, one son – Alvin Jr., two brothers and sisters-in-law – Ron (Sally) Panzer and Eugene (Ann) Panzer.
The burial service with Military Honors took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pastor Larry Mathein officiated.
Krueger Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisted the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.