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Wilbur O. Falkenthal, 86

Wilbur Oscar Falkenthal, age 86, of New Richmond, Wis., passed away July 8, in home surrounded by his family.

He married Helen Fall in 1963 and they enjoyed 53 full years of married life together in New Richmond.

Wilbur taught a total of 38 years. Wilbur loved teaching world history and he hoped that his students learned to appreciate people of different cultures. He wanted students to learn that by understanding our differences we can live in a peaceful world.

Wilbur was in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He was stationed in Trieste, Italy, for most of his service time, while there he was a member of the generals personal guard called Castle Guard. Wilbur had the army rank of Corporal.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Corey and Kara; grandchildren, Dillon and Maiya O'Connell; sister, Mildred Thome; sister-in-law, Marilyn Falkenthal; many nieces, nephews, and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert (Bucky) Falkenthal; sister-in-law, Clair Falkenthal; niece and goddaughter, Dorice Falkenthal; nephew, Steven Falkenthal; and brother-in-law, Edmund (Bud) Thome.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, at the church. Private interment will be in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Cemetery in Clayton, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.