Obit: Isberner, Herman E. (1928 - 2016)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dahle, Gritzmacher, Isberner, Maxon, Werner

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 2/23/2016

Isberner, Herman E. (6 FEB 1928 - 20 FEB 2016)

Herman E. Isberner, of Wausau, passed away, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Stoney River Assisted Living.

Herman was born in Wausau, February 6, 1928, son of the late Robert and Hattie (Gritzmacher) Isberner.

On September 11, 1954 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Janice Werner at St. John's Luther Church, Edgar, WI. They shared 60 years life together until Janice's passing on September 17, 2015.

Herman was a lifelong member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Besides his devotion to his family, Herman was always ready to share his love of the outdoors through teaching the finer points of hunting, fishing and fire arms safety. He was a Certified Master Firearms instructor and assisted many in advancing their shooting skills. Herman was a founding member of the Marathon County Rifle club. As a renowned marksman, he earned state championships and set records in a number of different rifle competitions. Among family and friends, he was known as The Jagermejster and was an eternal optimist with a sense of humor that endeared him to many. He was an impromptu musician having taught himself to play the harmonica, accordion and bugle. He was a lifelong photographer with an eye towards landscapes.

Herman is survived by sister Alice Maxon of Wausau, WI, son David (Cheryl) Isberner of White Bear Lake, MN, granddaughters Taylor Isberner, Eau Claire, WI and Julia Isberner, St. Peter, MN.

Herman was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Robert, William and sisters, Flora and Helen Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 512 McClellan St, Wausau with Pastor Jen Dahle officiating.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Helke Funeral Home, 302 S. Spruce St. and from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church on Thursday. Entombment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

You may sign our online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

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