Berwin Ralph McElroy, age 90, of Dalton, passed away May 30, 2021 at the Markesan Resident Home. He was born on October 22, 1930 to Georgetta (Kiefer) and Ralph McElroy.
For most of his life he farmed in Marcellon Township, later in life he worked for a logging company in Shawano, Wisconsin before retiring to Dalton. Despite no longer operating a farm, farming remained his true passion, and in his retirement he dedicated his time to restoring antique tractors. He also enjoyed working in his wood shop, building birdhouses and canes, and when the weather was too cold to work outside he could be found reading magazines and Louis L’Amour novels in his recliner. However, his favorite cold weather activity was deer hunting, and making his infamous chili for his sons and grandsons to have when they hunted with him. His additional hobbies included, taking care of his roses and vegetable garden, and spending time with family.
He is survived by his children Susan Sice, Ralph (Deb) and Steve (Bev) McElroy; grandchildren Carrie (Scott) Kornstedt, Megan (Jim) Apitz, Matthew McElroy and Michaela McElroy; great grandchildren Payton and Raegan Kornstedt, and Addison and Ella Apitz; sister Carol (Jim) Thompson, as well as other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Georgetta, father Ralph; sisters Evelyn and Wanda, and brother William.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 3 at 11 AM at Grasse Funeral Home in Pardeeville. Interment will follow at Marcellon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service.
“Remember that what you knew of me is with you always. What is buried is only the shell of what was. Do not regret the shell, but remember the man. Remember the father.” – Louis L’Amour
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