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Biaggio, William C.

William C. Biaggio, age 86, of 4528 E. Whitetail Court, Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening, August 19, 2014 at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah.

He was born on March 18, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Joseph and Stella (Breja) Biaggio. Bill was a graduate of Hirsch High School, Chicago. After his high school graduation, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard from March 1946 until March 1949 on the USCGC Mackinaw. On October 1, 1949 he married the former Phyllis T. Weber in Chicago, Illinois. Bill was a proud and passionate salesman where he spent most of his career at Imperial Eastman of Manitowoc, retiring in 1991. Bill was a dedicated, generous and caring husband, father and grandfather. He loved baseball and football. His favorites teams were the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and the Roncalli Jets.

Survivors include his wife: Phyllis, Manitowoc; his children and their spouses: Maryka Biaggio and Deb Zita, Portland, OR, Rose Ann Biaggio, Marquette, MI, Joseph Biaggio & special friend Dagiimaa, Manitowoc, William & Suzanne Biaggio, Manitowoc, Robert Biaggio & Liz Olson, Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren: Jessica (Scot) Pekarek, Allison (Adam) Duerr, Brittany Biaggio & special friend Kevin Porter, Bethany Biaggio & special friend Patrick Rothe, Maria Biaggio, Vincent Biaggio; twin great grandsons: Niko & Boden Pekarek; two sisters-in-law: Dolores Hawthorne, Garden, MI, Mary Alice Weber and three brothers-in-law: Richard (Bud) Weber, Gary Weber and Gregory Weber, all of Manistique, MI. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Anna Bualle, Barbara Ryglewski; two brothers-in-law: Charles Hawthorne, Gerald Weber; and three sisters-in-law: Ellen Weber, Theresa Weber and Denise Weber.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, August 25, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo (1121 North 14th Street) Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William Brunner with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. Otto Oas Post #659 of Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 until 11:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Bill was very kind, caring, compassionate and generous to all he met...and there were many.


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2014
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