Earl Wischmeier

Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009

Former longtime Juneau resident Earl Wischmeier died Jan. 26, 2009. He was 88 years old.

Born June 8, 1920, in West Burlington, Iowa, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

"Earl Wischmeier was devoted to his family, friends and church," his family said. "He was a devote Catholic. He will be missed by all."

He is survived by his sister, Fern Pfeiff Burlington; son, Dennis Wischmeier, of Dayton, Nev.; daughters, Norma Granger, of Grand Junction, Colo., Carolee Ryan, of Juneau, Sharon Andrews, of Covington, Wash., Lisa Whitney, of Pahrump, Nev., Laura French, of Placerville, Calif., and Staci Murran, of Maple Valley, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A full military service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 27, at Tahomona National Cemetery in Covington, Wash.

The family asks memorial donations to be made to the Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society in his name.

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