On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Herbert Emil Aichele, loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle passed away at age 91 in Fairchild, Wisconsin.
Herbert was born on August 11, 1929 in Williams, MN to Christian and Theresia (Nee Gehring) Aichele. He was baptized a child of God on September 8, 1929 and he was confirmed in the Christian faith on November 5, 1944. He joined the United States Army in 1950 and was stationed in Germany until 1954. On April 8, 1951, he married Bonnie Ann Benit. Together, they raised 9 children – 6 daughters and 3 sons. They farmed until 1962 when they purchased the Colby Café in Colby, WI and, later converted the restaurant to a fabric store. Herbert worked for Henry G. Meigs Asphalt until 2001 when he retired. He and Bonnie lived in rural Owen, Wisconsin until Bonnie’s death in 2014.
Herbert was known for his beautiful tenor voice as he sang in many family weddings and funerals. He loved to bake bread and donuts. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, watching football, and reading! He also was a Founding Member and Elder of Morning Star Lutheran Church in Fairchild, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his mother Theresia, his father Christian, 5 siblings, his wife Bonnie, his son, Conrad Aichele, his daughters, Jacqueline Hetke and Stephanie Aichele, his granddaughters, Heather Aichele and Christine Frazier, and his great-granddaughter, Ocean Decise-McLaughlin.
He is survived by his 5 children, Case Aichele (Zoraya) of Fairchild, WI, Wandra Frazier of Houston, TX, Edith McLaughlin (Patrick) of Chippewa Falls, WI, Barbara Miller (Richard) of Stillwater, MN, Sandra Fox (John) of Eau Claire, WI, and Corey Aichele (Lori) of Willard, WI, his 26 grandchildren, 49 great- grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, WI. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Morning Star Lutheran Church in Fairchild, Wisconsin at 11:00am with a visitation beginning at 10:00am.
Condolences may be sent to Sandra Fox at 2208 Crescent Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54703