Ardell J. Emon, 78, Stratford, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford with visitation from 9:00 am until service time. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. The funeral will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/rembsfuneralhomes. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery on Highway 97 where military rites will be performed by VFW Post #6352, Stratford and serving as pallbearers will be Eric Borchardt, Mitchell Guralski, McKale Weichelt, Tony Ehrike, Cory Ehrike, and Jeff Ehrike. Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Ardell was born on June 10, 1943 in Marshfield to Irving and Catherine (Geiger) Emon. He graduated from Stratford High School in 1961 and joined the National Guard at the age of 18 and served in the Reserves for five years. He married Patricia Christiansen on December 8, 1999. Ardell was a former owner of the Country Aire bar. He also worked at a wood shaving business, as a gas man at Stratford Co-op, and backhoe operator at Peterson Construction in Medford which he retired from.
Ardell enjoyed woodworking, playing sheepshead at Rocky’s Bar on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons in the winter months, and traveling/taking vacations.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, children, Darrell Bohman of New Mexico, Rick (Pam) Borchardt of Edgar, Angie (Frank) Guralski of Stratford, and Amy (Cal) Reno of Pittsville, 10 grandchildren, Eric (Rebecca) Borchardt, Heather (Paul) Gerrits, Beth (Gage) Anderson, Mitchell (Shelby) Guralski, Courtney (McKale) Weichelt, Cammie Reno, Cody Bohman, Chandler Bohman, Maddie Bohman, and Dakota Bohman, and 5 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Arlene Emon (Larry Block) of Edgar and brother, Arlan Emon of Edgar, niece, Wendy (Steve) Schallock, and nephews, Tony, Cory and Jeff Ehrike.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be sent online at www.rembsfh.com.