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March 30, 2023

1/17/2023 5:29:00 AM
Louise Ann Siedschlag

Louise Ann Siedschlag, 89, a life-long resident of Sugar Camp, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2023, at Dimensions Assisted Living in Steven Point with her family at her side.

Louise was born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Rhinelander, to John and Anna (Malawski) Grosman. She was raised in Sugar Camp and was a 1951 graduate of Three Lakes High School.

While in her teens Louise was bartending at The Old Pine Tree Resort on Jennie Weber Lake when in walked a serviceman named Frank Siedschlag and from then on, they were a couple.

Frank proudly served his country during the Korean War and four years later returned to Sugar Camp and within weeks the couple were married at St. Kunegunda of Poland Catholic Church on Jan. 26, 1952.

They made their home in Sugar Camp and began their family.

Louise had a can-do attitude and worked very hard her whole life. She was employed at Coates Bar & Grocery Store, worked in housekeeping, picked potatoes for Dave Woyak Potato Farm, worked at Rhinelander Foods, Campbells Clothing Store in Rhinelander, Simpson Electric in Eagle River and in 1998 retired from Twist Drill.

Louise was a member of St. Kunegunda of Poland Catholic Church serving on the Altar Society and various church groups.

She enjoyed baking, especially bread and desserts, loved flower gardening, furniture refinishing, and enjoyed learning, which led her to take accounting classes.

Louise will be remembered for her independence.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Frank (Joanne) Siedschlag of Sugar Camp, Laura (Andrew) Barnett of Stevens Point, and Linda Siedschlag of Plymouth; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Malmberg, Luke (Jennifer) Siedschlag, Jonathan (Catherine) Barnett, Daniel (Emily) Barnett, Michael Barnett, Hannah Kaiser and Zachary Kaiser; 15 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Elaine Myshak of Alameda, Calif., and John (Kate) Grosman of Woodruff. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Grosman, and her husband, Frank Siedschlag in 1991.

The visitation for Louise will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at St. Kunegunda of Poland Catholic Church, located at 6895 State Rd 17, Sugar Camp from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Rich Rhinehart and Dn. Al Goodrich will officiate.

Immediately following the mass, a committal service will take place in the church cemetery.

In memory of Louise, memorial contributions may be given to St. Kunegunda of Poland Catholic Church or to the Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 620 S. 76th. Street #160, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214.

The family of Louise would like to offer a special thank you to Compassus of Stevens Point and Dimensions Memory Care for their compassionate care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, 715-365-4343.

Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence at

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