Willard H. Bogenschneider
Obituary : Willard H. Bogenschneider
Willard H. Bogenschneider, 73, 326 Church St. Theresa, died Sunday, June 20, at St. Agnes, Fond du Lac.
He was born May 27, 1926, in Town Theresa, son of Alvin and Elsa (Krueger) Bogenschneider. On Oct. 11, 1947, he married Phyllis Weiss at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mayville.
Mr. Bogenschneider was employed by the Berg Farms. He later worked for Guelig Construction. Together with his wife he farmed in the township of Theresa for many years. Later he was employed by the Joan of Arc Canning Company, and currently was a milk truck driver for Widmer's Cheese Cellars.
Mr. Bogenschneider was a member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Theresa, where he held many offices. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea from 1946-1947. He was a member of Miller-Justman-Guelig American Legion Post #270 of Theresa. He belonged to the Dodge County Civil Defense. He served as town supervisor and town chairman for the township of Theresa for a total of 16 years. Willard was a past member of both the Knowles and Theresa fire departments, past member of the Dodge County, ASCS, and was a charter member of the Theresa Lions Club, holding many offices.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; one son, Lonn (Linda) of Theresa; three daughters, Lona (Joseph) Schaefer of Sheboygan, Lyra (Dave) DalleNogare and Lynn (Kevin) Haefs, both of Lomira; one brother, Harvey (Frieda) of Theresa; two brothers-in-law, Earl (Geraldine) Weiss of Iron Ridge and Gerald (Liz) Weiss of Hustiford; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, his parents-in-law, and his grandparents.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, and also at the church on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of services.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Theresa, with Rev. David D. Aderman officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Theresa. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Miller-Justman-Guelig American Legion Post #270 of Theresa.
Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, served the family.