Thalheim, Herman
Williams, Katharina
Pagel, William H.
Thalheim, Ida C
Pagel, Victor William


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Blackmore, Elaine M.

Pagel, Victor William 1

  • Born: Dec 21, 1918, Plymouth, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
  • Marriage: Blackmore, Elaine M. on Apr 23, 1955 in Armstrong, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
  • Died: Dec 5, 2005, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA at age 86

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Victor W. Pagel, 86, of W1095 Highway B, Town of Osceola, Campbellsport, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born on Dec. 21, 1918, in Plymouth, Wis., the son of William and Ida Thalheim Pagel. On April 23, 1955, he married Elaine M. Blackmore at Our Lady of Angels Church in Armstrong. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2000. Mr. Pagel was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Parish and a former member of the parish council. Victor left home at age 15 to work for Associated Fur Farms in New Holstein. After graduating from New Holstein High School in 1935 at age 16, he worked until his enlistment in 1943 in the U.S. Army, where he served as a combat medic in Europe. Near the end of the war, he became a POW for six months until V-E Day. Upon his return to the United States, he constructed and operated a mink ranch in New Hampshire for several years before returning to Wisconsin. He eventually settled in the Armstrong area, remaining in the mink business where he worked for Norbert Abhold for seven years. In 1954, he moved across from the Abhold family, where he formerly resided and started Pagel Mink Ranch with 164 female mink. He owned and operated his business with his late wife, Elaine, and his son, John, until his death. He was a member of Kettle Moraine Mink Breeders Association, where he was a past president and a board member for over 40 years. He was chairman of the KMMBA Mink Show for as long as it existed, and very often would win in many categories. Pagel Mink Ranch also won many honors at the state and international levels. He was a member of St. Cloud American Legion Post 478 for over 50 years. He also was a former member of the Campbellsport School Board and was an original shareholder in United Feeds of Plymouth. Surviving are two sons, John (Carole) Pagel of Armstrong and Joseph (Cathy) Pagel of St. Cloud; two daughters, Lynn (Steve) Ditter of Dotyville and Maureen "Bear" (Allen) Freund of Fond du Lac; 11 grandchildren, Julie (Jeff) Ziegler, Sara Freund, Tom Ditter, Mark Freund, Cassie Pagel, Lindsey Freund, J.J. Pagel, Terry Boda, Lori (Gary) Lloyd, Sue (Tim) Hanlon and Jeff Boda; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Karissa Lloyd and Gabrielle and Joseph Hanlon; a sister, June Brookshire of Harrisonville, Mo.; two brothers, Roger (Betty) Pagel of Waukesha and Robert (Eileen) Pagel of Madison, Wis.; a cousin, Royce Thalheim; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers-in-law, Urban Brookshire and Francis Blackmore. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Victor W. Pagel will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Shepherd of the Hills Church. The Rev. Charles Wester will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom and Peter Abhold, Robert H. Zimbal Sr., Kenneth Fuhrmann, Melvin Blanke, Robert Langenfeld, Frank Kleinsek, Lee Gilgenbach and Gordy Schauer. Cremation has taken place.


Victor married Elaine M. Blackmore on Apr 23, 1955 in Armstrong, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA. (Elaine M. Blackmore was born on Sep 27, 1930 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA and died on Jul 31, 2000 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA.)



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