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Earl T. Field, 92

Earl T. Field, age 92 of Elmwood, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Earl was born on March 30, 1917, in the Salem Township, rural Pierce County, Wis. He was the son of Norman and Mary (Morgan) Field. He spent the majority of his life in the Maiden Rock/Elmwood Area. Earl married LaVeral Kitchner on Sept. 26, 1940. He farmed just east of Elmwood for over 20 years. Earl also worked construction for most of these years.

Earl served in the Armed Air Force, 8th Infantry, during WWII. He was stationed in Listen, England, with the rank of Sergeant.

Earl is survived by eight daughters, Norma Jean Mitchell of Beloit, Phyllis (Michael) Lovell, Loretta (Wayne) Stark, both of Elmwood, Lorraine Matthews, Dorothy Field, Deloris Field, Marie (Mike) Shafer, all of Menomonie, and Doris Smith of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three sons, Donald, John, both of Elmwood, and Robert of Viola; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Willard Ritchey of Maiden Rock; his beloved cat, Sammy; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife LaVeral (1977); one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (George) Scott; a son-in-law, Donald Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Rose Field; grandsons, Martin, Mitchell and Brandon Field; three brothers, Floyd, Harold and Duane; and one sister, Colleen Ritchey.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood. Dan Richardson officiated. Burial was in the Maiden Rock Cemetery. Friends were invited to call one hour prior to services at the Rhiel Funeral Home on Friday. Military honors provided by the Crain-Ottman American Legion Post #207 of Elmwood.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Elmwood.

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