Obit: Berghammer, Muriel Georgia (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Berghammer, Bochanyin, Brewer, Brindle, Christians, Dolley, Hambert, Hopperdietzel, Kelley, Knab, Krombholz, Lendrum, Lotter, Marth, Moodie, Myszka, Nadzieja, Pagel, Ramsay, Rennie, Roesler, Rudolph, Schreiner, Simpson, Slattery, Smith, Williams, Wisnewski

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 6/23/2015

Berghammer, Muriel Georgia (Hopperdietzel) (17 NOV 1925 - 22 JUN 2015)

Muriel Georgia Berghammer, 89, Wausau, died June 22, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born November 17, 1925, in the Town of Halsey, the fourth of eleven children born to George and Lillian (Marth) Hopperdietzel. On February 2, 1946, Muriel married Gilbert Berghammer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wausau. Together, they had seven children. He preceded her in death on December 8, 1969. On October 27, 1978, she married Stanley Bochanyin in Watertown, SD, they later divorced.

As a teenager, Muriel worked as the 2nd maid for the Woodson family, and later at the Pentagon cafeteria. After she was married and until 1970, Muriel worked on the Berghammer family farm in the Town of Halsey. She also worked for many years at Fromm Brothers, Inc. in Hamburg, for 12 years as a cook at St. Anthony's Catholic School in Athens, and at Mullins Cheese.

Muriel was an active and adventurous spirit who loved to travel. She visited all 50 states and many countries, including Mexico, Japan, China, Russia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Holland, to name a few. Among her favorite pastimes were bowling, shooting pool, knitting, crocheting, making crafts, gardening, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Muriel volunteered her time to support local organizations to include Junior Bowling, Special Olympics, and medaled in Senior Olympics.

She was an avid reader and also enjoyed researching genealogy. She loved games of all kinds including board games, cards and dice. Muriel was a huge fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and kept stats for years on every game. A gifted musician, Muriel could play piano and harmonica by ear and had a lovely singing voice. Her yodeling ability was impressive.

Muriel is survived by her 7 children, Lola (Lester) Lendrum, Weston, Margo Simpson, Madison, Donna (Ronald) Schreiner, Medford, Gayle (Joe) Brewer, Henagar, AL, Ryen (Brenda) Berghammer, Henagar, AL, Sue (Dale) Wisnewski, Rib Mountain, Amy (Kim) Christians, Wautoma;

16 grandchildren, Michael (Diane) Lotter, Tammy (Paul) Ramsay, Jill Simpson (Greg Stewart), Brad Simpson (Jessica Anderson), Audra Schreiner, Bill Schreiner, Crystal (Duane) Rudolph, Melissa (Russell) Reinwald, Todd Myszka (Gretchen Powers), Toby Myszka, Donna (Jamie) Kelley, Kimberly (Nate) Slattery, Jeffrey (Brittany) Berghammer, Jason (Lindley) Wisnewski, Kaleb Christians (Brandi Pagel), Kyle Christians;

23 great-grandchildren, Zachary Lotter, Colton Lotter, Dallas (Chris) Rennie, Josh Nadzieja, Noah Nadzieja, Chase Simpson, Josh Rudolph, Tierra Rudolph, Dylan Myszka, Taylor Myszka, Amethyst Smith, Daniel Myszka, Nataley Myszka, Kassidy Myszka, Elizabeth Kelley, Katelynn Slattery, Emily Slattery, Eric Slattery, Kaylee Slattery, Piper Berghammer, Logan Berghammer, Hardin Wisnewski, Harrison Wisnewski; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Taelyn Rennie, Greyson Rennie; siblings Ardell (Chester) Knab, Great Falls, MT, Arlon (Jean) Hopperdietzel, Montgomery, TX, Barbara (Tim) Dolley, Prescott, AZ, Emily (Ron) Brindle, Huntington Beach, CA, and sister-in-law Vivian Hopperdietzel, Rapid City, SD.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Lillian; husband Gilbert; sisters: Alice (John) Hambert, Nila Roesler, Elva (Carlos) Krombholz, Rose Marie (Don) Williams, brother Gordon Hopperdietzel, an infant brother, and sister-in-law Arlene Hopperdietzel, and son-in-law Joe Lotter.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 6th Street, Wausau. Pastor Larry D. Moodie will officiate. Friends and relatives may call from 10:00 am until the time for the memorial service to begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Athens, where a private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Muriel will be missed by many friends and relatives. Special thanks to the caregivers at Riverview Terrace and Aspirus Hospital. Go with God.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 6th Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at



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