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Dwight C. Caturia

Dwight C. Caturia

Dwight C. Caturia, age 96, of Arkansaw, died Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, in Menomonie.

Dwight was born October 31, 1926, at home in rural Arkansaw.  He was the son of Acie and Jane (Haldeman) Caturia and grew up in the Arkansaw community.  As a young adult, Dwight traveled and worked his way West, ending up in Washington.  Upon returning to Arkansaw, Dwight enlisted and served honorably in the U.S. Army during WW II.  After the service Dwight returned to Washington and California and worked in the apple orchards, where he met Ollie Weger.  They were married on June 17, 1948, in Eureka, CA.   After a few years, Dwight and Ollie returned to Arkansaw and began farming and running an apple orchard, where they raised their eight children.

Dwight enjoyed traveling, square dancing, woodworking, playing cards and attending the dances at the Moose lodge in Menomonie.  Dwight enjoyed the outdoors by making maple syrup, growing apples, hunting, and fishing.  Most of all Dwight enjoyed spending time with their many friends and his family playing cards and having fun.

Dwight is survived by his children, Rick (Sue Siepel) Caturia of Arkansaw, Toni Weber of South Dakota, Shirley (Phil) Brantner, Sandy (Mike) Almsted, Mina (Craig) Poeschel, Jim Caturia, all of Arkansaw, Connie (John) Harris of Georgia; 20 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; one brother, Fred Caturia of Arkansaw; sisters-in-law, Joyce Caturia of Ellsworth and Veronica Caturia of Eau Claire, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ollie, a son, Allan (and wife Sue), a grandson, Allan Jr., a great-great grandson, Abel Brantner; three brothers, Alfred, John and Wilbur and a sister, Grace Iverson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 21, 2023, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plum City with Rev. Junabe Villapaz officiating.  Burial will be in the French Cemetery in Arkansaw with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 181 of Durand.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.


  1. John & Sue Ryan

    Our sympathy to the family. Prayers to all.

  2. Nathan & Kristie Iverson

    Always enjoyed seeing Uncle Dwight up at Pete's for fish Fridays.... U will truly be missed by everyone.... So sorry for ur loss ..... R.I.P Uncle Dwight

  3. The 116 Communication Squadron and the 116 Air Control Networks Flight are sorry for your loss. May you find peace and support with your family as you celebrate the amazing life of Dwight!!

  4. John and Judy Parr

    sorry for your loss

  5. Kim Hoover

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  6. Connie Weber n family

    Rick, Toni, Shirley so sorry to hear about your dad!

  7. Jaycie Reidel-Caturia

    I miss you so much Great Grandpa.. I wish I could have spent more time with you ????????

  8. Raylene Martin Atkinson

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Dwight. He was loved and thought of often. Prayers for peace, comfort and strength. We love you all. Joyce Weger Martin, Dewey Martin, Raylene Martin Atkinson

  9. Jill Saxe

    My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

  10. Nila Trammell

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Dwights passing. You are ipn my thoughts as you go thru this trying time. Love from me, mom and dad.

  11. Kaye “Weger” Solomon

    Love, Hugs and Prayers to you all. We loved Uncle Dwight.

  12. Vernon Caturia

    Our sympathy to the family.

  13. Steve schultz

    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  14. Barb Gibson

    My Sympathy to Dwight's Family.

  15. Brad Ledford

    Sorry for your loss. Travis spoke very highly of him and often shared great stories.

  16. arlan henke

    Philippians 4:6-7
    J.B. Phillips New Testament
    6-7 Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus.

  17. Jeremy McDonnell

    My Deepest Sympathies to y'all in hearing about Dwight's passing. He was one of my Favorite Euchre partners ever along with Grandpa Tommy King. Dwight and Ollie would come over to Tommy and Viola's almost every friday night after the Fish fry of course. I can see the 4 of them playing euchre right now.
    God Bless And Love You All!!!

  18. Linda Lager

    Dwight was such a sweet caring funny human. Always trying to help others. We always had a big hug for each other. I will miss you

  19. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for Your Loss, God Bless You All ❤️

  20. Thom Rutherford

    Sorry the here of a Loss of a Great man!! There my Friends WAS a Class ONE man!!! Slow talking, easy going, and caring Guy!! Our family Knew him and Ollie for many many years!! Thoughts and prayers to family and all that knew him!! Thom Rutherford Family

  21. Dave Weber

    My condolences to the family.

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