Wilma Evalina Pfuehler

PORTAGE – Wilma Evalina Pfuehler, came into this world on February 14, 1925 in Packwaukee and joined her husband and siblings in heaven on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

She was the last surviving sibling of 13 children born to John W. and Evalina A. (Betts) Bartels.  On March 10, 1945, she married Donald C. Pfuehler and they were blessed with two children, Donald and Karen.  Wilma was employed for 40 plus years at the Portage Hosiery where she was active in the local union, holding roles as Secretary and later President of the local branch of textile workers.  She was a long standing member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW.  She loved the outdoors and particularly activities that allowed her to participate with her children and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children, Donald E. (Pamela) Pfuehler, of Midland Michigan and Karen M. George, of Portage; her grandchildren, Brett Pfuehler, of Midland, Michigan, Andrew (Ashley) George, of Portage  and Anthony George, of Neenah; her great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Avery Pfuehler and Grace and Sophie Gierszewski, other relatives and friends.      

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in the chapel at Tivoli, in Portage, with Rev. Greg Hovland officiating.  A Fellowship gathering will be held following the service in the Gathering Room at Tivoli. Private inurnment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery.   

The family conveys our deepest appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Tivoli for the outstanding care given to our mother. 

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  




For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)