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Karl Heichler

Karl Heichler, age 86, of Adell, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2019, surrounded by his family that loved him dearly.

He was born on May 6, 1933 in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) Czech Republic, son of the late Andreas and Barbara (Zillich) Heichler.

Karl came to the U.S. on May 6, 1952, at the age of 19. He arrived on the R.M. Blatchford to Ellis Island. After arrival, he served in the Korean War from 1953-1955 in the United States Army. He married and had his first daughter, Linda Heichler.

After his service in the Korean War, he worked at Continental Can in Milwaukee from 1955 – 1988. Following retirement, he worked side jobs to keep himself busy.

On January 7, 1967, he married Katherine (Abadie) Heichler in Chicago, IL. Together they had three beautiful children: Christine, Michelle, and Erika Heichler. Karl and Katherine, with their children, moved to Adell on June 1, 1980. Since then, they’ve resided on the Heichler Family Farm.

Karl attended the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight on May 3, 2014. It was the best trip he experienced as a veteran. His favorite memory was visiting the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

He lived a long life and made the most of it by doing what he enjoyed. His hobbies included: traveling, woodworking, chainsaw sharpening, taking care of the animals they raised, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was so caring, good-hearted, funny, tough, and always the life of the party! He wished nothing but the best for the people he cared about most.

Survivors include: Wife: Katherine of Adell; Sister: Berta (Sigfried) Ruttmuller of Germany; Children: Linda Heichler of Kewaskum, Christine Marie Heichler, Michelle Kay Heichler, and Erika Heichler, all of Plymouth; Grandchildren: Michael (Kimberly) Orth, Gregory (Samantha) Orth, Nicholas (Jennifer) Orth, Benjamin Orth, Elizabeth (Nick) Frase, Katie Heichler, Monica Heichler, Mark Heichler, Gabriel Heichler, Emily Heichler, Nathan Wasilewski, Addyson Wasilewski, Nicholas Wasilewski, and Jessica Leszczak; Great-grandchildren: Thor, Caiden, Bella, McKenzie, Danielle, Cash, Briggs, Levi, Olivia, Ava, Domonic, Dyllan, Dexter, and Dion.

He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday (June 15, 2019) at 6:00 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Deacon Gerald Malueg will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Random Lake.

Visitation will take place at the Suchon Funeral Home on Saturday (June 15) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

Services Rendered by: Suchon Funeral Home

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