Albert (Al) Louis Woychik, 89, passed away August 2, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by
family. He was born on the Woychik family farm near North Creek on June 10,1933 to Albert and Mary
(Korpal) Woychik. Al’s grandparents, Lewis and Mary (Sobotta) homesteaded the farm after arriving in
America from Popielow, Poland (Silescia) in 1868. The youngest of 10, Al walked to school each day to
North Creek until the family moved to Arcadia. Al was an accomplished track athlete, having medaled in
the mile run at the state level in 1952, and holding a high school record for over 20 years. He graduated
from Arcadia High School in 1953 and entered the US Army in 1954. He was stationed along the DMZ in
South Korea with the 24th Infantry Division at H.Q. Company Signal Corps from 1954-55. Al was
extremely proud to serve his country and remained active with the American Legion- Post 17- Arcadia,
serving in their Military Honor Guard.
Al married his high school sweetheart, Luan (Schaffner) on June 30, 1956 at St. Michael’s Catholic
Church in North Creek and recently celebrated their 66th Anniversary on their son John’s farm
surrounded by family and friends. Together, they purchased a Dolly Madison Dairy franchise from his
brother LeRoy. After 18 years, they sold the dairy and relocated to a farm just south of Arcadia, acquired
over 55 years ago. They successfully, with the help of their family, ran a dairy, Charolais beef and crop
farm. Upon retiring, Al began selling seed corn for Jaques, Pioneer and Kruger. Throughout his life being
close to the land was paramount to him, whether it be hunting with family and friends, taking local
courses on how to improve farming techniques or making many dams and retaining ponds on his
property to control erosion, the land was important to him.
Al and Luan were committed to family, friends and their community. He was a member of the Lions
Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He also enjoyed restoring his 1929 Model A back to
its original glory. They taught their children the true value of hard work and the importance of family.
Al is survived by his wife, Luan and their children, George (Cindy), Jennifer (Tate), John, Andy (Asher) and
Matt; grandchildren, Megan (Jake), Tate, Jonathan (Lindsey), Katherine (Troy), Jessica (Chance), Jake,
Patrick and Kinsley; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Adaline and Madison. Al’s surviving family includes
his sister, Bernice (105) and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents; sisters, Angeline (Ralph), Irene (Leo), Marian, Kathleen (Joseph), and Ruth; brothers, LeRoy
(Faith), Edward and George; and brother-in-law, Ernest.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Holy Family Parish in
Arcadia, Wisconsin with Father Kyle Laylan officiating. Family and friends are welcome to the visitation
from 9:30 AM until the beginning of mass. Burial with full military honors conducted by Tickfer-Erickson
Post #17 will follow at St.Miachel’s Catholic Church in North Creek, with lunch after at Holy Family
Thank you to everyone at the Mayo Health Cancer Clinic, Dr. Gill, PA Allison Humes and Hospice RN Jodi
Doebbert for their exemplary care. Memorials in Al’s honor may be directed to the American Legion-
Post 17 in Arcadia, Humane Society or the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Trempealeau
County, Wisconsin. To leave an online condolence for his family, please visit

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