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John H Caturia

John H Caturia

John H. Caturia, age 88 of Arkansaw, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand with his family by his side.

John was born on January 31, 1930 in Durand. He was the son of Acie and Jane (Haldeman) Caturia, he grew up in Arkansaw and graduated from Arkansaw High School. He farmed with his parents. John married Veronica Bauer on June 9, 1952 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in rural Durand. After marriage they bought a farm in the Town of Waterville where they farmed and raised their family. John cared for the land and received a conservation award for his efforts. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw and he was the Town of Waterville Chairman for 31 years.

John enjoyed hunting, watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, playing cards and morning coffee at McDonalds. His three passions in life were faith, family and friendships.

John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Veronica, six children; Mary (Jim) Joslin of Exeland, Tom (Julie) of Prescott, Dave and Dan (Sue), both of Arkansaw, Carol (Antonio) Marin Woodbury, MN and Mark (Pam) of Pepin, 11 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren, 1 step-great grandchild, three brothers; Dwight and Fred (Arvilla), both of Arkansaw and Wilbur (Joyce) of Ellsworth, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter; Frances, one daughter-in-law; Elaine Caturia, one brother; Alfred, one sister; Grace (Alvin) Iverson and one sister-in-law; Ollie Caturia.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Monday, November 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Biju Chennala Kunjukutty officiating. Burial will be in the French Cemetery in Arkansaw. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Monday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.

Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.


  1. Debbie Baier

    So very sorry to hear about John's passing. I know my dad (Donald Doughty) was very fond of John. My sympathy to you all.

  2. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Condolences to your family on your loss.

  3. Scott Perry

    Veronica and family, I am sad for the loss of such a great husband, father, and uncle. I always recall Uncle John (as I knew him) as a tall red headed soft spoken oak tree of a man. I spent many summers at Grandma and Grandpa's house (Grace and Alvin) and every once in a while he would 'stop by' for a chat. I learned a lot from Uncle John and the world is a bit darker because he is not here. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I am sorry I was not able to fly back for the funeral. God bless. Scott Perry (Linda Perry's oldest son)

  4. Betty Phillips

    With deepest sympathies for the loss of husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. May the Lord bring you peace, healing and a celebration of his life.

  5. Stan and LaVonne Biel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather but celebrate a life well lived. John always had a smile and a greeting and it was always a pleasure to visit with him.

  6. Lisa Shields

    Rest in peace Great Uncle John. Sending love and prayers to family!!!

  7. Valorie Hayden


    Your father was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

    No matter wherever he is, he’ll always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.

    Please extend my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family.

    Valorie and Don Hayden

  8. Karen Pirri-Berres

    Dear Veronica and family, We are so sadden by the passing of John. He will be dearly missed. Sending prayers that God will help you through this difficult time. Love Karen and Gary

  9. thomas biles

    I have two doctor app monday will be thinking of your family prayers to the family

  10. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Our deepest sympathy to Veronica and family. You are all in our prayers. Scott and Kathy Hutter-Messier

  11. Scott Bignell

    So sorry to hear of your loss . God bless you all at this time. May the Lord help ease your loss.

  12. Aida Mendez

    Dear Carol and family,

    We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolence,
    Raúl, Francisco, Pilar, Carmen & Aida

  13. Jill Haglund

    My heart aches for your family. The loss of a husband and father is heart breaking. I know that you all will be supporting each other and have many friends to help you through these next hard days. May memories soon make your hearts stronger. Jill Haglund

  14. Dave Weber

    My sincerest condolences to John's family. His smile and kindness will be missed.

  15. John and Fran Russ

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere sympathy.

  16. Kenneth Larson

    Rest in peace Uncle John you will be missed

  17. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family!

  18. John and Connie Harris

    Uncle John will always have a special place in our memories. We genuinely looked forward to our times together, his wisdom and understanding were heartfelt and in remembering will continue to inspire us in spirit..Our prayers go out to the Caturia family and friends. Love to all, Connie and John Harris

  19. Christine & Brent Bauer

    Rest in peace uncle John. The world has lost a kind and compassionate man who always put others first. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

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