February 4, 1940 - August 23, 2017
Alois Joseph Liegel age 77 of Spring Green passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Sauk Prairie Healthcare following a brief illness. Alois, known to all as Junie or Junior, was born in Plain, WI on February 4, 1940 the son of Alois G. and Louise (Ruhland) Liegel. He attended St. Luke’s School in Plain, WI. Junie married Mary Alice Weidner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on September 26, 1960 and their marriage was blessed with 3 children. A son, Patrick Liegel, formerly of Galena, IL, who waited in Heaven for his Dad to join him since July of 2016. Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Donovan) Muchow of Prairie du Sac and their youngest son, Ralph (Mary Beth) Liegel of Spring Green, WI. Junie had 5 grandchildren whom he loved will all his heart. Steven (Valen) Liegel, Scott Liegel (fiancé, Erin Klostermann), Janessa Muchow, Seth Liegel and Shane Liegel. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He deeply cherished every moment with them. He is further survived by 4 siblings, Daniel (Marlene) Liegel of Spring Green, JoAnn (Robert) Schanke and Susan Kowalke both of Plain, Linda (Dave) Elder of Marshfield, 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Brickl of Hillsboro, Don Gabelt of Reedsburg, 3 sisters-in-law, Karolyn (Jim) Pulvermacher of McFarland, Monica (Jerry) Waletzko of Reedsburg, Marita Weidner of Spring Green, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois G and Louise Liegel, a son, Patrick Liegel, 5 siblings, Theresa Liegel, Ralph, Kenneth, Gerald (Jerry) Liegel, Marie Brickl, a sister-in-law, Betty Gabelt and a brother-in-law, Charles Weidner. Junie worked as a 150 ton crane operator building bridges and dams in several states. He worked for Ed Kraemer and Sons, Inc. of Plain, WI for 38 years, 1 year for Reynolds Crane Service of Madison, WI and 3 years for Lunda of Black River Falls, WI. He was a proud fifty year member of the International Operating Engineers Local #139. Junie especially enjoyed traveling to follow the athletic careers of his son and grandchildren. Other fond memories include multiple travels to destinations with best friends, John and Sandy Eller, as well as trips with tour groups to Bavaria, his ancestral homeland. Junie was a quick witted, happy go lucky person who enjoyed a good prank and he sure pulled many. He also got the same in return. He loved nothing more than being surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. This includes his four legged companions, Penny and Buddy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green, WI at 4:30 P.M. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery in Plain, WI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church from 3:00 P.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.