THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elmer D. Cherry
Issue Date: June 2, 2022
Elmer D. Cherry, 93, of Porterfield, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area.
Born July 15, 1928 in Marinette, to George and Cora (Long) Cherry, he was a lifelong area resident and attended the Miles School in his youth. He worked on the family farm in Porterfield before marrying Ann M. Guth on Nov. 4, 1950. He entered the United States Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War until discharged in 1953.
They lived in Porterfield and together raised a family of eight children. He established his own business, Cherry Construction Co., working for many years as a contractor while continuing to help operate the Cherry farm homestead.
An aviation enthusiast, he piloted his own plane for many years. The couple enjoyed time at their favorite places along with the cabin at Beecher Lake where they snowmobiled in the winter.
Survivors include eight children, Kathy (Dale) Zorn, David (MaryJo) Cherry, Marcia Leeman, Tim Cherry, Jennifer Cherry, Kent (Mary) Cherry, Scott Cherry and Kay (Terry) Davis; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a niece, Julie Beyer; a nephew, Dana Cudnohusky; and a brother-in-law, Ellsworth Cudnohusky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; a son-in-law, Tom Leeman; childhood siblings, Vernon and Lois Cherry and an adult sister, Donna Johnson.
Visitation will be at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Monday, June 6 from 4 p.m. until time of the services at 6 p.m., with Rev. Christina Forsythe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc. or Unity Hospice.