Charles Edward Korbisch, of Antigo, died Monday, March 22, 2021, at Evergreen Terrace under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 84 years old. He was born on April 22, 1936, in Birnamwood, a son of Joseph and Barbara (Rank) Korbisch.
Mr. Korbisch worked on the family farm in his early career. He then worked in Real Estate Insurance, and various business ventures before his love of the outdoors called him to working in the woods. In addition to logging, he enjoyed spending time with his children, operating his Christmas tree and cedar post businesses. He cherished donating hundreds of Christmas trees to the less fortunate in the Milwaukee area.
Charlie was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Antigo and was very active in the Knights of Columbus holding various posts including Grand Knight and District Deputy of the Monsignor Conrad Saile Council 1002, and as Faithful Navigator of the Monsignor Conrad Saile Assembly 1214. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Aniwa, WI.
He enjoyed attending Mass daily, volunteering at the Knights of Columbus Hall, and for Meals on Wheels. Charlie loved traveling, polka dancing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include four sons, Christopher Korbisch (Katrina Roth) of Lonsdale, MN, Clark (Patty) Korbisch of Arvada CO, Conrad (Lisa) Korbisch of Colorado Springs, CO, Corey (Maggie) Korbisch of Collegeville, PA and a daughter, Rebecca Stimac of Antigo; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosella Toney of St. Paul, MN and Katherine Resch of Antigo; a brother, William (Pearl) Korbisch of Charleston, S.C.; brother-in-law, Harry Fronek of Antigo; his former wife, Rosemary of Milwaukee; and longtime friend, Mildred "Mickey" Copet of Hortonville.
He was preceded in death by five sisters, Ann Martis, Barbara Korbisch, Caroline Fronek, Marcella Lenzner and Alice Lex; and two brothers, Joe and Frank Korbisch.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. More information will be published in a future edition of the Antigo Journal.
A special thank you to the staff of Evergreen Terrace for the wonderful care they gave to Charlie.
Uncle Charlie’s sister Ann had 5 children who she raised alone. We would visit from Milwaukee and Uncle Charlie was always there to brighten our spirits. He was kind and would visit us in Milwaukee when he could. Charlie was the life of the party and a special man indeed. Rest In Peace Uncle Charlie. Gloria Bock, Ann’s daughter
Chris, Clark, Conrad, Cory, Becky, and Rosemary, we just wanted you to know that we are sorry for your loss, that we stand with you in your grief, and that we we will be holding you up in prayer.
God bless you all and your families.
Because the word friend is not big enough for the love we have for you.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Dcn. Mike & Ann Dolezal
Charlie will be long remembered by the staff of Hands with Heart - He was a kind, funny man who loved to have the company and assistance of the care team, even if he wasn't quite sure he needed us when we started. He came to love the girls for all of the help and support and we were honored to have had the time with him that we did. He was such a faithful man and he would always talk about going home to be with the Lord... his wish has come true, and I HOPE and pray that he is a peace and am grateful that he will be celebrating this Easter Season with the LORD!
You were but a moment in our care - but you will be forever in hour Hearts!
Yours in HOPE!
Jill Lewandowski and the Entire Hands with Heart Care Team
I always remember Charlie as a very friendly, happy guy. I would see him a lot when I was a kid when my dad, Louie Sr. would come over to visit. You will be missed and never forgotten!
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