Lloyd Petermann, age 88, of Sheboygan passed away Friday morning at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. Lloyd was born January 19, 1926 in Sheboygan to the late George and Martha (Schiwan) Petermann. He proudly served his country in the US Army serving from May of 1944 until June of 1946. He was a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division. Lloyd fired the 30 caliber heavy machine gun in combat in the European Theater. Stood guard in camp and over captured property and during the last two months was leader of a six man squad. He received the Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, three overseas service bars, Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). Lloyd was a member of the Sheboygan VFW Post #9156. Lloyd was united in marriage to Doris George on June 6, 1952 in Sheboygan. Lloyd was employed at the Sheboygan Tannery, Joe George Automotive and retired from Sheboygan Auto Supply. He was a member of First United Lutheran Church, past member of the Elks Club, enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. He also enjoyed bowling, playing dartball, golfing and horse shoes.
Survivors include his loving wife Doris; children Helen (Terry) Plato of West Bend, Richard J. Petermann of Sheboygan, Nancy and Mark Neils of Sheboygan, Robert (Janet) Petermann of Sheboygan, John Petermann and special friend Debbie of Menomonee Falls; eight grandchildren Carrie Ann Plato and special friend David, Heather Plato, Joseph Plato, Kelly Neils and special friend Brian, Nicole Neils, Kimberly Neils, Aaron Petermann and fiancé Cassy and Amanda Petermann; nine great-grandchildren Hunter, Kelsy, Gabriel, Samuel, Matthew, MacKenzie, Lauren, Yasmine and Carter; brother-in-law Harold (Dorothy) George of Sheboygan and nieces, nephews and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and a sister.
Family and friends may call at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan on Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral service will be held 12 noon on Wednesday at the church with Deaconess Debra Ganser officiating. Burial to follow in Sunrise Memorial Garden with military honors being accorded by VFW Post #9156.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Lloyd's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the care given to Lloyd.
Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081
Published in Sheboygan Press from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014