Sylvester Nicholas Muckerheide, Jr., of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Elcho, WI. He was 71 years old. He was born on April 19, 1946 in West Bend, a son of the late Sylvester and Lucille (Pfenning) Muckerheide, Sr. He married Sharon Wellner on July 16, 1966 in West Bend.
Syl graduated in 1964 from West Bend High School and then went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard. After serving his country, Syl and Sharon moved back to West Bend to raise their family. Eventually they moved to Neillsville, where he fully enjoyed spending his time outdoors. Syl was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved spending time with his wife, family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, survivors include three daughters, Wendy (Chad) Graff of the town of Farmington, Tammy (fiancé Jeff Petermann) Muckerheide of West Bend and Jenny (Mike) Horner of the town of Erin; eight grandchildren, Spencer, Stacey, Jacob and Zachary Graff, Greg (Jackie) Petermann, Ashley (Shaun) Qualmann, Jessica and Nick Horner; three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Camden and Crosby Petermann; and a brother, Bruce (Sandi) Muckerheide of West Bend. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Muckerheide.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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