Eldred H. Priebe

Eldred H. Priebe, age 95, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born April 9, 1919 in the Town of Rantoul, son of the late William & Ella (Schaefer) Priebe. In his younger years, Eldred worked on various farms throughout the Hilbert area, assisting farmers with their day to day operations. He married Leola G. Schaefer on October 13, 1940 at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter. He worked 40 years for the Brillion Iron Works until his retirement in 1981. Throughout his life, Eldred enjoyed dancing Sunday afternoons away with his wife, but it was in retirement that the couple began to travel to wonderful places throughout the United States and the world. He enjoyed his John Deere garden tractor for his yard work, and tending to his garden where there was sure to be an annual harvest of potatoes. Eldred was certainly a Jack of all Trades, so it wasn’t uncommon to find him throughout Hilbert helping people with their handyman projects, or clearing snow for the local churches. Survivors include his wife: Leola; his children: Eldon “Butch” Priebe, Harley Priebe; 3 grandchildren: Connie (Mike) Mallmann, Kelly Reeves, Steve (Mandy) Priebe; his great grandchildren: Matt & Mike Lisowe, Mandy Ruhmlow, & Kayla Reeves; great-great grandchildren: Ava & Chase Priebe & Maya Reeves; and a brother: Willis (Connie) Priebe. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law: Gloria Priebe; and a brother: LeRoy (Betty) Priebe. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert with the Rev. Joel Brassfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am on Friday, September 26, 2014. – See more at: http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/obituaries/eldred-h-priebe/#sthash.jAbKKedS.dpuf