Lowell G. “Manie” Wyma, age 80, of Merrill, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his home under the care of hospice. He was born in Racine, WI on August 7, 1936, the son of the late George and Marguerite (Ybema) Wyma.
Lowell served in the U.S. Army in 1955-1957. On September 8, 1956 he and Carol Hunter were united in marriage in Tacoma, WA. They moved back to Racine and raised their family. Lowell worked as an independent owner operator for twenty seven years and twelve years at Case Fleet. After retirement they moved to Merrill. There he drove another eleven years for Merrill Pavers. Lowell enjoyed his morning coffee with friends, motorcycle racing, camping, restoring old farm tractors and hunting. He was a member of The American Legion, Antique Tractor Club and Teamsters Union. Lowell was always there for his family, was a loving husband and a very hard worker. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pine River.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years; Carol Wyma, Merrill; three children: Jeffrey (Beth) Wyma, Cheryl (Randy) Routheaux, and Dawn (Joseph) Hojan, all of Merrill; nine grandchildren: Jacob Wyma, Lizabeth (Mike) O’Malley, Rachel (Dustin) Gruett, Bradley Routheaux, Jillian (Colin) Schooley, Hannah Hojan, Samantha Hojan, Lauren Hojan and Reid Hojan; ten great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Samuel, Benjamin and Elliana Gruett, Gracie Wyma, Jack, Will, and Mike O’Malley, Adalyn and Beckett Schooley; sister: Susie (Donald) Jaeck, Racine; brother: Charles (Carolyn) Wyma, Racine; brother-in-law: Howie Latshaw, Kenosha; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister, Lois Latshaw.
Funeral services for Lowell will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pine River. Rev. Greg Laska with officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service, also at the church. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Pine River. Military Honors will be performed by VFW Post #1638 at the cemetery. Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made atwww.waidfuneral.com.