Herman W. Wasmund Jr.

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Herman W. Wasmund Jr., 85, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in De Pere with his daughter by his side. Herman was born on Aug. 6, 1932, in the Town of Washington to the late Herman and Helen (Giese) Wasmund Sr. On Jan. 12, 1957, Herman was united in marriage to Joyce Giese in the Town of Hintz. They celebrated 52 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 2009. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict and earning two Bronze Stars. He enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, working on the farm and was a 40-plus year card player. Herman lived in the Town of Washington for most of his life, coached and played baseball and was known as a jack of all trades and master of all. He was a member of the Gillett American Legion Post 300 and Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake.

Herman is survived by three daughters, Peggy (Ray) Lemieux, of Appleton, Bette (special friend Dale Diring) Schlies, of De Pere, and Susan (Mark) Styczynski, of Bonduel; grandchildren, Rebeca (Mike) Panetti, Anthony (special friend Elizabeth) Christensen and Gary (special friend, Ally) Schlies; step-grandchildren, Michael (Elisha) Styczynski, Andy (Trista) Schlies, Jonathan Lemieux and Dawn Marie (Mike) Jacoby; great-grandchildren, Corey, Chase, Elias, Lily, Evelyn, Mike Jr., Shauna, Christopher and Isaiah. He is further survived by his brother, Jerry (special friend, Rosemary) Wasmund, of Cecil; sister, Donna (special friend Ron) Larsen, of Suring; half-brothers, Ricky and Bill, of Burlington; and half-sister, Sharon, of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; parents, Herman and Helen; a sister, Isabelle; son-in-law, Rick Schlies; brother-in-law, Leon Larsen; and sister-in-law, Jean Wasmund.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Military Honors were conducted by the Gillett American Legion Post 300 and the Gillett VFW Post 8314. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. Swedberg Zastrow Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rennes Health Center in De Pere, especially Lori for their wonderful care given to Herman.