Postel, Robert C.
Robert C. Postel, age 82 of Embarrass passed away peacefully with family at his side on Wednesday afternoon May 9, 2012 at the Manawa Community Nursing Center. Robert was born on May 29, 1929 as the son of the late Carl and Lillian (Shelley) Postel. He graduated from Little Wolf High School with the Class of 1947 and soon after joined the United States Army Air Force serving in 1947. In November of 1948 he was united in marriage to Loretta Schneiderwendt at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa. The couple raised a family and were married for 46 years and divorced. In his younger years, Robert farmed for 10 years in rural Iola, then he worked at New London Plywood, Kimberly Clark, Appleton Paper Coated, the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, went back to farming, Miller Electric, and owned his own welding and fabrication shop in Manawa; retiring in 1987 when he sold the business to his son William. On April 5, 1997 Robert was united in marriage to Dorothy Zeuske in Embarrass where they were active members of the Zion Lutheran Church. Dorothy preceded Robert in death on August 2, 2000. Robert was an avid fisherman and was known as the “Great White Hunter”. He also enjoyed dancing and motorcycling. Survivors include: 5 children: Christine (H.W.) Deming, Bradonton, FL; Robert J. (Marlene) Postel, New London; Sandy Butler, Appleton; William (Sandy) Postel, Manawa; Diane Postel-Smith, Nichols; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brothers: Charles Postel, LA; Keith Postel, New London; and Hal Postel, Amherst. Also many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, a grandson Mark who also passed away on May 9th in 1988, and a sister Jane Deihl. Funeral services were held Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 11 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass, with Rev. Todd Jerabek officiating. Interment was at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. Military honor rites were conducted outside of the church following the funeral by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63 and VFW Post #664 of Clintonville. Friends called at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Clintonville from 6 – 8 PM Monday and at the church on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of the service. Condolences may be sent online at www.eberhardtstevenson.com.