Edwin E Wehlacz, 91 of Stanley died Sunday, October 7, 2018. He
was born on August 17, 1927 in Thorp to the late Charles and
Josie (Stroinski) Wehlacz. Ed grew up in Thorp and then entered
the Marines during WWII. He served in China, Guam and the
Philippians for 7 and a half years. After returning from the Marines
he married Lucetta Schmidt on December 26, 1951 at St. Bernard’s
Ed worked for the Roger’s Company for a time then moved home to
Thorp, worked for Fischer’s Hardware Store, owned and operated
The Southside Grocery Store from 1960-1975. Then, Ed was the
Postmaster in Stanley until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking
with his friend Pat Logan and watching sports. He was a member of
the Thorp American Legion and Stanley VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucetta of Stanley, three
sons, Gary (Renette) Wehlacz of Clairmore, OK, Gayle (Mary)
Wehlacz of Coeur d’ Alene, ID and Dale (Susan) Waters of Eagan,
MN, four grandchildren, Quinn, Amanda, Sierra and Sky and one
great granddaughter, Gracelyn and Ed’s twin brother, Louis (Stella)
of Glendora, California. Ed is preceded in death by his parents,
brothers, Ted and Victor and sisters, Elizabeth Glanz, Virginia
Mortensen, Emily Rohde and Clara Zwiarzynski.
A funeral service will be held at 4PM on Friday, October 12, 2018
at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Visitation will be from 2PM
until time of service. Inurnment in Oakland Cemetery will take place
at a later date.