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William "Bill" Warmbier

December 16, 1929 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

William “Bill” Warmbier, age 92, of Neshkoro, WI, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 21, 2022. He was born on December 16, 1929, in Fond du Lac, WI, the son of Mabel Warmbier.

 

Bill was raised in Neshkoro by his grandmother, Anna Warmbier and his aunt, Liz Warmbier. He was a member of the last class that graduated from Neshkoro High School, graduating in 1947. Bill joined the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War, serving from 1947 to 1951. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he served in the 32nd Airborne Red Arrow Division National Guard for 27 years as a first Sergeant.

 

On September 3, 1955, Bill married Loretta Yasick at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Princeton. They shared 59 years of marriage before Loretta passed away on October 26, 2014. Bill worked for Speed Queen in Ripon for 22 years before taking a staff man position with the US Steelworkers Union, where he worked for 25 years before retiring.

 

Bill was a lifelong member of St. James Catholic Church of Neshkoro. He was also a lifelong Democrat and longtime member of the United Steelworkers of America. He was a former Village President of Neshkoro and had also served as Commander of the American Legion Post #423 of Neshkoro. Bill loved the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers and was proud to be a Packer Stockholder. 

 

Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include his 3 children, Kurt Warmbier of Cheyenne, WY, Cheryl (Mark) Milbrandt of Neshkoro, Craig Warmbier of Oak Creek, WI; 2 grandsons, Aaron Milbrandt of Neshkoro, Josh Milbrandt of Rock Springs, WY; many other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Loretta.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for William “Bill” Warmbier will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church, 315 North Main St., in Neshkoro. Father Dale Grubba will officiate. Bill will be laid to rest with full military honors following the service at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Neshkoro. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Neshkoro Area Fire Department, 610 S. Main St., Neshkoro, WI 54960. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send a condolence or to share a memory of Bill with his family.

 

The family of Bill Warmbier would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Steven Blaha and to Bill’s caregiver, Jervis Lyoba for the exceptional care they provided for Bill.

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 1, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
315 North Main Street
Neshkoro, WI 54960

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
August 1, 2022

11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church
315 North Main Street
Neshkoro, WI 54960

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