THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John H. Ihler
Issue Date: January 8, 2014
John H. Ihler, 83, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Monday, Dec. 30.
Born May 10, 1930 in Marinette, he is a graduate of Marinette High School. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served during the Korean War aboard the USS Furse DDR 882. He retired from Scott Paper Company and owned and operated Ihlers Mobil, BA-Lucys Guest House and The Studio, Inc. with his wife, Pat. He was an active member in many local organizations including the American Legion, Elks Lodge, Menominee Jaycees, Moose Lodge, Riverside Country Club, M & M Yacht Club, Central Lutheran Church and the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Patricia Gillaume and a daughter, Toni.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Howie and Mabel Ihler; two brothers, Jim and Jerry; a sister, Jeanne and in-laws, Alden and Violet Gillaume.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 led by the Menominee American Legion Post and followed by an Honors Ceremony conducted by the Military Twenty-Year Club. A memorial fund has been established to benefit Unity Hospice, the Menominee Animal Shelter and the local chapter of The Wisconsin Parkinson Association.