Catherine A. Bielmeier
Catherine Ann “Cathy” Bielmeier, 65, Hancock, mother of an
Almond man and a former member of the Tri-County School Board, died Wednesday,
June 8, 2016, following a battle with cancer. She was under the care of Ministry
Home Care Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
June 13, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainfield. Interment will be at the
Holiday Hamilton Cemetery in the town of Leola.
Visitation will be at the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home
in Plainfield from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, with a rosary prayer at 7 p.m.,
and at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
Memorials may be sent to local Hospice Care facilities.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mrs. Bielmeier was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Colby, a daughter
of Argil and Dorothy (Fleck) Stigen.
She was married to James Bielmeier.
She spent most of her life in Wisconsin, with the last 30
years working alongside her husband at Owen-Rock Cranberry Marsh in Hancock.
She served on the Tri-County School Board and was a
Tri-County School District representative to CESA 5 Board of Control.
She was a guardian of two World War II veterans on their
Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., in 2012.
She was active at St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainfield where
she taught religious education classes and participated in many parish
activities and organizations.
Survivors include her husband, James; four children, Robert
(Lori) Kallio, Greensboro, S.C., Kirk (Julie) Kallio, Almond, Kristine (Albert)
Gilliard, Iola, and Matthew (Wynter) Kaminski, Whitesboro, Texas; two
stepchildren, Jeremiah Bielmeier, Wautoma, and Melissa Bielmeier, Arlington; her
parents, Argil and Dorothy Stigen, Neillsville; one sister, Gail (Stigen)
Paschall, Cudahy; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents and one