Obit: Goldamer, Lewis, W. (1919 - 2003)
Surnames: GOLDAMER PUTTKAMER HOFFMAN BRODY RINAS JOHNSON DOEBLER BROWN LEDBETTER SCHILLINGER KIEFFER
----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 04/09/2003
Goldamer, Lewis, W. (31 JAN 1919 - 7 APR 2003)
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Lewis William Goldamer, 84, of 940 Snyder St., Wisconsin Rapids, died Monday, April 7, 2003.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Gary Baumann will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park with military rites provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2534.
Higgins Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Goldamer was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. to Charles and Rose (Puttkamer) Goldamer. He was united in marriage to Daila A. Hoffman May 20, 1940, in Nashua, Iowa. She survives.
He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, during World War II, with the Blackhawk Division in the European Theater participating in the Battle of the Bulge. Before his discharge he also served in the Philippines. Lewis was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic for Consolidated Papers Inc. from 1957 until his retirement in 1979. He also owned and operated a drive-in and a service garage in Abbotsford and had rental properties in Wisconsin Rapids. He was a member of VFW Post 2534, volunteered at Immanuel Lutheran School and Church, loved playing cards, reading, camping, square dancing, going to fairs and just tinkering around.
He is survived by his wife, of Wisconsin Rapids; his children, Gloria (Don) Brody, The Colony, Texas, and their children, Pamela (Keith) Rinas, Edwin (Semra) Johnson, Kimberly (Todd) Doebler and Michael Johnson; Donna (Lyle) Brown, Anchorage, Alaska, and their children, Scott (Julie) Brown, Jeffrey (Susie) Brown and Susan (James) Ledbetter; Dick Goldamer, Wisconsin Rapids; and Jean Schillinger, Wisconsin Rapids, and her children, Jason, Joseph and Sara Schillinger; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jesse, Ashley, Ali, Jordan and Abi Rinas; Samantha, Megan, Jackson and Andrea Doebler; Michelle and Stephania Johnson; Nickolas and Jacob Ledbetter, and Brennan Kieffer; and one brother, Albert (Jeanette), of Ocala, Fla. Preceding him in death were one brother and one sister.
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