After a courageous battle with cancer, Edward Tlachac, 81, Luxemburg, has joined our Lord. With his entire family at his side, Ed passed away on Saturday, Oct.15, 2016.
He was born on February 26, 1935 to the late Edward and Jennie (Kinnard) Tlachac.
He married Margie Daul on September 3th, 1956, and they just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends.
Ed started his career as a manager with Wisconsin Liquor and after a few years, drove a delivery truck for 25 years for them.
He then was known as “Green Bean” owning his truck and working for Joe Boulanger Construction. Green Bean carried the first load of soil out of what is now known as Lake Largo, Green Bay.
After 3 years, Ed was employed by the Village of Luxemburg, while at the same time, owned and operated Tlachac’s Village Inn with Margie for 18 years.
Ed joined the Luxemburg Community Fire Dept. as a volunteer fireman in 1959 and was appointed Fire Chief in 1991. Ed took tremendous pride in serving for 41 years. During that time, Ed was very instrumental in building the great fire dept. that we have serving our community today. He worked side by side with multiple County chairmen in the process. Ed retired as Fire Chief in 2002.
Ed was a member of the Retired Fire Chief’s Association, member of the Holy Name Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg, and The Lions Club.
He received the “Community Service” award from the Chamber of Commerce for his many contributions to the village. Most recently, Ed was honored with the first annual “L-C Football Fan of the Year” award, for 40+ years of sons and grandsons playing football.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved dog “Poppy,” going up to his cottage, watching all sports, and hunting the illusive huge white tail deer; though there was not much venison on the Tlachac table! Anybody who knew Ed, knew how much he truly enjoyed cutting his lawn and he took great pride in his lawn and landscaping. He also had one of the best decorated houses during the Christmas Holidays!
Surviving Ed is the mother of his 6 children, Marjorie, son Rod (Claire) Tlachac, Luxemburg, their sons, Tyson (Katy Beth), Justin (Breanna); daughter Robin Tremel, Luxemburg, her daughters Arielle (fiancé Quinn Tenor) Olivia; son Randy (Patti) Tlachac, Arizona, their children Rebecca (Kee), Celeste, Jeremy; son Rick (Nancy) Tlachac, Green Bay, their children Eric (Laura), Lynessa, Matthew; son Ron (Kim) Tlachac, Luxemburg, their sons Travis (fiancé Janelle), Lucas, Austin; son Ross (Korina) Tlachac, Luxemburg, their children Mitchell (special friend Anna), Megan; 8 great grandchildren Braelynn, Jack, Natalie, Hailey, Lillian, Tyas, Ava, and Evelyn, and #9 due in March. Also survived by sisters, Veronica (Hamlin) Boucher, Rosemary (Roger) Beirl, brothers and sisters in law, Ken (Julain) Tlachac, and Allan (Donna) Tlachac, Myra Tlachac. Brothers-in-law Francis (Barb) Daul, Brian (Cruz Delia) Daul, sisters-in-law Barbara Jean DeNoble, Sharon Ettien, and Debra (Randy) Heurkens and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ed was proceeded in death by parents Edward and Jennie; 2 brothers, James Tlachac and Francis Tlachac; 2 sisters, Veronica Ann, Genevieve (John) Buhr; his father-in-law and mother in law, Evelyn and Antone Daul; brothers-in-law Anthony, Donald (Janice) Daul, Irvin Ettien, Roger DeNoble (best friend); nephews Jason Daul, James Beirl, and great nephew Tyler DeNoble.
Visitation for family and friends will be at St. Mary’s Church, 1406 Main St, Luxemburg on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 3:30- 7:00 PM.
Closing Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Tribute 7:00 pm.
Visitation will continue at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg on Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00-10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Reverend Milton Suess, and Abbott Emeritus Jerome G.Tremel, O’Praem, co-celebrant.