|10/18/2015 8:48:00 AM|
Allan Truttschel "Al T", 67, of Kiel, died Saturday morning Oct. 17, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1948, in the town of Meeme, son of the late Alfred and Gertrude (Voigt) Truttschel.
Al attended Kiel High School and graduated with the class of 1966.
On Dec. 16, 1972, he was united in marriage to Karen "Peepers" Schmitz at St. Ann Catholic Church in St. Anna.
Al was a charter member of the Kiel Snowmobile Club. He was active in many club functions and enjoyed spending time on the trails with his family and friends.
Over the years he also enjoyed fishing, bowling, and shooting trap.
Al was an avid NASCAR fan, a classic car enthusiast, and loved the Green Bay Packers, having attended the "Ice Bowl" in 1967.
He was a dedicated employee of Tecumseh Products in New Holstein for 42 years until his retirement in 2007.
Above all, Al loved his family, and cherished every opportunity to make memories through laughter and love.
Survivors include his wife Karen (Peepers) of Kiel; daughter Amy (Shaun) Prange of Kiel; son Eric Truttschel (Jen Law) of Appleton; his grandchildren, Lila Rae and Kerigan Jo Prange, and Bryce Allan Truttschel. Al is further survived by his brother and sisters, Jerry (Carol) Truttschel, Mary Ann (Herschel) Ramaker, Alyce Mae (Allen) Beeck, and Sandy Truttschel along with many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Al will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel, with the Licensed Lay Minister Dan Krueger officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 until 7:15 p.m. when we will have brief family rites prior to the service. Burial will be in the Schleswig Cemetery, Rockville.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Matthews and everyone at Matthews Oncology, Dr. Minehan, and the extraordinary staff and nurses at Sharon S. Richardson Home Hospice, for their wonderful care and compassion. A special note of thanks to all of our family, friends, and co-workers for their kind words of encouragement, support, and expressions of concern and love.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.meiselwitzfh.com.