A Family Funeral Home

Sidney G. Kirchenwitz

June 11, 1930 - December 17, 2023
Minocqua, WI



Wednesday, January 3, 2024
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM CST
Lutheran Chapel of the Cross
1426 N Fancher Road
Mount Pleasant, WI 53406


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
11:00 AM CST
Lutheran Chapel of the Cross
1426 N Fancher Road
Mount Pleasant, WI 53406


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

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Life Story / Obituary


Sidney “Sy” George Kirchenwitz, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was born in Angelica, WI, June 11, 1930, son of the late Emil and Grace (Nee: Raaths) Kirchenwitz.

Sidney served in the U.S. Navy and on August 29, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ivy Learned and they were blessed with 5 children. They were married for 61 years when she preceded him in death, May 31, 2010. Sy was employed by J.I. Case Co from 1963 until 1991. In 1993 Sy and Ivy moved to Red Granite, WI and were snowbirds to Tucson, AZ for 7 years before moving there full-time in 2000. For the past 5 years Sy has lived in Minocqua to be close to family. Sy was a member of the Moose Lodge both in Racine and Tuscon. He enjoyed bowling, golf and was always ready for a game of cribbage. He will be remembered for entertaining family and friends at Sid’s Bar at his home, especially the many holiday gatherings. Above all he treasured time spent with his family and loved seeing pictures of the little ones. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his children, Kim Kirchenwitz, Craig (Jodi) Kirchenwitz; grandchildren, Heather (Frederick) Rausch, Sean David, Adam Kirchenwitz, Zachary (Elizabeth) Kirchenwitz, Alicyn (Michael) Bolland; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Samantha and Isabella Rausch, Antoinette, Makenzie, Kadence, and Dakota Kirchenwitz, Liam and Logan Kirchenwitz, Jamison Bolland; great-great-grandchildren, Ezra and Jonah Halbach; sister-in-law, Verna Kirchenwitz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia David, sons, Mark and Kirk; siblings, Georgette (Robert) Babcock, Sheldon (Lois) Kirchenwitz, Virginia (Julius) Houf, and Eugene Kirchenwitz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Assn have been suggested.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 11 am at Lutheran Chapel of the Cross. 1426 N Fancher Rd with Rev. Brian Liermann officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 10:30 – 11 am.