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Franklin "Ben" Wirgau

August 27, 1935 — March 13, 2015

Franklin “Ben” Roger Wirgau, 79, of Hawks passed away Friday morning March 13, 2015, at his home.

The son of Herbert and Adeline (Boyke) was born on August 27, 1935 in Belknap. On September 12, 1953 he married his loving wife of 61 years Anna Mae (Dove).

Ben was a dairy farmer and retired from Calcite after 40 years of employment. Mr. Wirgau was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church of Metz.

Surviving are his wife Anna Mae; a son Carl (Ruthie); 2 daughters Catherine (Mark) Rygwelski, and Linda Kleiber (JK Eldred); 6 grandchildren Jeremiah (JoAnna) Wirgau, Jesse (Julie) Kleiber, Keil (Amy) Wirgau, Alicia Kleiber, Drew (Kendra) Eldred and Andrea Eldred; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Robert and Roger; and a sister Patricia Daily.

He was precede in death by his brothers Earhore. hart, Marlo, Arnold, Randolf, and a sister Arlene.

Arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home and a private family service will take place at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Sunrise Shore.
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