Burnell J. Spuhler, 97

Burnell J. Spuhler of Hartford was born to eternal life on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 97 old. Burnell was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Hartford to Royal and Cora (nee Strobel) Spuhler. He was united in marriage to Marie Hagen on Oct. 5, 1946.

Burnell worked for Libby's Canning Factory for 52 years. Burnell enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, picking strawberries, collecting hickory nuts and gardening. He will be remembered for his love of fur trapping, raising pheasants, conservation, and love of trees.

Burnell is survived by his wife Marie; children Mary Ann (Don) Hebbring of Wisconsin Dells, David (Jamie) Spuhler of Hartford, Joan (Ken) Weber of Wisconsin Dells, Diane (Donald) Callies of Rubicon, Michael (Julie) Spuhler of Hartford, Lori (Jim) Shea of Oconomowoc and Paul Spuhler of Hartford; grandchildren Don, Melissa, Kari, Tessa, Jenna, Ashley Hebbring, Jessica (Steve) Jost, Jeremy (Angela) Spuhler, Katie (Steve) Koets, Andy (Alecka) and Timothy Weber, Crystal, Amelia Callies, Cora, Brian and Sara Spuhler, Adam, Brianna and Collin Shea; great grandchildren Marlee, Daisy Hebbring, Kylie, Jalen and Cayden Spuhler, Tanner Resch, Teagan, Tayven Jost and Connor Koets; siblings Russell, Robert (Frances) and Dorothy Conrardy. He is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Burnell was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Earl and Howard Spuhler.

Mass of Christian Burial for Burnell will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church (264 State St., Hartford, WI 53027) with Fr. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends 3:30-6 p.m. at the church.

Interment at St. Kilian Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Kilian Catholic Church are appreciated.

The family would like to share their gratitude to the staff at Cedar Home Hospice, Dr. Florescu, the nursing staff at the Hartford Aurora Medical Center and Fr. David LaPlante for their compassion and support.