Obit: Wetterau, Orville J. (1926 - 2015)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blanchard, Crothers, Eberhardy, Eckardt, Maramreddy, Oneel, Schwictenberg, Theiler, Waltemate, Wetterau, Zirbel

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 12/24/2015

Wetterau, Orville J. (15 MAR 1926 - 23 DEC 2015)

Orville J. Wetterau, age 89, of Tomahawk passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter – Golden Age in Tomahawk.

He was born March 15, 1926, in Fenwood to the late Arthur and Alta (Crothers) Wetterau. He was a 1944 graduate of Edgar High School. Orville served in the United States Army during World War II. He then attended barber college in Green Bay, graduating in 1947. He was married to Marian Eberhardy on Nov. 27, 1948, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar. She survives.

Orville worked as a barber for 62 years in Wausau, Stratford, Rhinelander, Minocqua and Sun City, Ariz. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Orville was a Cub Scout leader in Stratford. He was a member of the Stratford Water and Light Commission, VFW Post 6352, the American Legion, the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Wetterau of Tomahawk; one son, Paul (Roxanne) Wetterau of Spencer; five daughters, Ruth (Joe) Eckardt of Phoenix, Ariz., Joan Wetterau of Tomahawk, Mary (Doug) Zirbel of Mosinee, Jane Wetterau of Schofield and Sara (Dean) Blanchard of Rib Mountain; four sisters-in-law, Bernice Wetterau of Merrill, Teddy Theiler of Perrysburg, Ohio, Dolores Eberhardy of Sun City, Ariz., and Charlotte Eberhardy of Weston; two brothers-in-law, Herb Schwictenberg of West Bend and Arnold Eberhardy of Wausau; eight grandchildren, Jason Eckardt, Jared Eckardt, A.J. Wetterau, Shannon Waltemate, Theresa Zirbel Oneel, John Zirbel, Nicole Blanchard and Karissa Blanchard; and five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madelyn, Tristan, Emma and Harrison.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

A memorial Mass for Orville Wetterau was held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Rev. Louis Reddy Maramreddy presided. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Eau Pleine. The family received friends for visitation at the church on Wednesday, Dec. 23; from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1 p.m.

Generations Funeral Home & Crematory of Tomahawk is assisting the family with arrangements.

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