Martin A Biese

Martin A Biese
New Holstein, WI

Martin Arnold Biese, 86, passed on to a better world at Willowdale Nursing & Rehab Center in New Holstein on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He fought a 6 year battle with cancer and multiple complications along the way. He was born on March 29, 1930 to Peter & Eleanor (Salm) Biese. He was the third oldest of twelve children. He attended St. Martin’s and Lime Kiln schools.

Farming was his passion and it began at an early age. On June 7, 1958 Martin married Rogene Brocker at St. Gregory in St. Nazianz. The Couple worked side by side for many years with their dairy herd. After the herd was sold it was replaced with boarding heifers and raising steers. He enjoyed hosting the Calumet County Twilight meeting one year as well as many Harvestore tours.

Martin belonged to many farm organizations and the Chilton Eagles. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton, former member of St. Martin in Charlestown, and life time member of St Martin Heritage Park. Martin was a blood donator to the Red Cross and Community Blood Center until his health declined.

He spent much of his time reading newspapers, farm magazines, and checking stock and grain markets on tv and online. One of his greatest pastimes was playing sheepshead with the card groups two or three times a week. In his free time, Martin did word searches, went on car rides around the countryside, and Gator rides to check out the crops.

He is survived by his wife, Rogene of 57 years; daughter, Ann, of rural New Holstein; son, Tom Biese, of rural New Holstein and his significant other, Amy Schwarz Waggoner and her children, Alex and Abby, all of Chilton; granddaughter, Marissa; her significant other Justin Chapelle, both of New Berlin; three brothers, Ken (Betty), Clarence (Mary), and Floyd (Bernice); two sisters, Betty Hennings and Caroline (Clarence) Schnieder; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Biese and Nancy (Stanley) Brocker of rural Kiel, and Nancy (Jim) Halstrom of Wilmington, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by his in-laws, Elmer (LaVerne) Brocker; three pre-term baby girls; three brothers, Roman, Richard, and Robert; three sisters, Dolores, Eleanor, and Bernice; three brothers-in-law, Robert Gebhart, Gilbert Veit, and Don Hennings; and three nieces, Sandy Biese, Jean Biese, and Bonnie Gebhart.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00am on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main Street) in Chilton with the Rev. Ryan Krueger. Burial will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main Street) in Chilton from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A parish vigil service will take place on Sunday evening at the close of the visitation.

The family would like to thank Father Ryan, Doctor Goggins and staff, St. Elizabeth Hospital staff, Calumet Medical Center staff, and the entire staff at Willowdale Nursing & Rehab Center for the care and compassion shown to Martin. Also Calumet County hospice, especially Kristin and Faye. All the prayers from the friends and family helped us through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers we would invite donations for the Chilton Catholic School or St. Martin’s Heritage Park in the name of Martin Arnold Biese.

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