Skip to main content

Obituary: Alden Louis Pretz

Jan 08, 2015 05:04PM, Published by Jim, Categories: Obituary




Alden Louis Pretz, age 87 of Markesan, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Markesan Resident Home.

Alden was born on March 21, 1927 in the Town of Mackford, the son of Frank and Clara (Moldenhauer) Pretz. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Markesan. He graduated from Markesan High School in 1945 and was united in marriage to Marguerite Gelhar on May 23, 1953 at Grace Lutheran Church in Berlin, WI. Alden worked on his family farm his entire life. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, going to gun and coin shows and farming.

Alden is survived by his son, Jim (Elaine) Pretz of Markesan; his daughter, Nancy (Chris) Stollfuss of Markesan; six grandchildren, Kari (Zack) Leedle, Tara, Kirk, Tyrel Pretz, Nicole (Jeff) Heberer, all of Markesan and Kyle (Melanie) Stollfuss of Ripon; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy (Glen) Linde of Beaver Dam; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2012; his great-granddaughter, Molly Leedle and other relatives.

A Funeral Service for Alden will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 65 W. Catherine St., Markesan with Rev. Jason Jobs officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Grand Prairie Cemetery, Town of Green Lake.

Memorials in Alden's name may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church or Agnesian Hospice Hope.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan, is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com


obituary


  • James and the Giant Peach

    01/19/2017
    07:00PM

    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Fit-A-Thon

    01/21/2017
    08:00AM — 11:00AM

    FREE for Everyone! Invite your friends and family! (Check in begins at 7:45 in the gymnasium...


  • FAMILY EVENT: Music Lab with Julie Mazer

    01/21/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Uncover your little one’s innate musicality with music-making activities using their voice, body ...


  • James and the Giant Peach

    01/21/2017
    02:00PM

    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic...


  • Hiking by Candlelight

    01/21/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Hiking by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyo...


  • SLP Christmas Party

    01/21/2017
    09:00PM — 10:30PM

    Having our Christmas Party. Excited to have Justin Regner playing for the event. Party is all day...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Homeschool Community Meet-up

    01/24/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    An opportunity to meet, mingle, play, talk and learn with other homeschooling families and the Yo...


  • Annual Dinner

    01/25/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join the Chamber as they celebrate the Business, Citizen & Non-Profit of the Year for 2016 on Jan...


  • Join us Wednesday, January 25, from 6-7 p.m. to learn about registration process, open enrollment...


  • James and the Giant Peach

    01/19/2017
    07:00PM

    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic...


  • Hiking by Candlelight

    01/21/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Hiking by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyo...


  • Homeschool Community Meet-up

    01/24/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    An opportunity to meet, mingle, play, talk and learn with other homeschooling families and the Yo...


  • For the third year ever, the Godfather Daniel Buchner brings you WINTER SUCKS ROCK DOES NOT night...


  • BDACT Annual Celebration

    01/28/2017
    05:00PM

    The public is invited to attend the annual end of season celebration for the Beaver Dam Area Comm...


  • Special Touch Beaver Dam Chapter meeting

    02/03/2017
    06:15PM — 08:00PM

    The meeting will start at 6:15pm with tacos. After singing we will do the " Word Walk" "Mercy -...


  • Flick N' Float

    02/03/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Family Adventure Pool Doors open at 6:45 pm Movie starts at 7:00 pm Members: FREE Non Mem...


  • Saturday Science at Discovery

    02/04/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Science and sports collide during this free event held on the first Saturday of every month! Expl...


  • Winter Day At The Park

    02/11/2017
    08:00AM — 04:00PM

    A Winter Day at the Park: Model Horse Show ADS Sleigh Competition Bobsled Rides Skijoring Com...


  • American Hero & Ice Queen

    02/11/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Calling all Superheros and Princesses - join us for a magical time! Crafts Face Painting Refr...


  • Bowl For Kids Sake-Beaver Dam

    02/18/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    February 18, 2017 Tower Lanes – Beaver Dam 9-Pin Tap Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser 11:30 a.m. for ch...


High School Sports
Weekly Recipes