Gerald Wipfli (1936 - 2013)

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Wipfli, Gerald

Gerald L. Wipfli, age 76, of 506 North Street Nekoosa, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday April 27, 2013 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa. Rev. Carl Kummer will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 until 11:00 AM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.

Gerald was born May 4, 1936 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Alfred and Eva (Brooks) Wipfli. He married Martha Haynes on March 25, 1960 in Rising Star, TX. Gerald was employed by Nekoosa Papers Inc. (Georgia Pacific Corp), retiring as a millwright in 1993. He served in the US Air Force.

Gerald was a former volunteer fireman for the City of Nekoosa. He enjoyed bowling. In recent years he loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by his wife Martha; three children, Raymond Wipfli, Wendy (Mike) Lieber and Brenda (Mark) Marcouex all of Nekoosa; and six grandchildren, Joshua, Tanner and Clay Lieber and Tara, Lexie and Kendra Marcouex.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Thomas Wipfli and one sister Janet Oleson.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the UW Cancer Center and the Riverview Hospital.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 23, 2013
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