Delores E. Hopperdietzel, 90, Athens, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Colonial Center, Colby.
She was born August 19, 1927 in Goodrich, daughter of the late William and Josephine (Fishbach) Achterberg. On July 31, 1948 she married Raymond “Bucky” Hopperdietzel in the town of Hamburg. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2003.
As a young girl Delores worked at Fromm Brothers and after getting married she farmed with her husband, then went to work at Edgar Basket followed by Mullins Cheese. After retiring from Marathon Cheese in 1994 she worked in the ginseng fields as well as 25 years at the town of Rietbrock disposal site. Some of her enjoyments included spending time outside, mowing the lawn or gardening, sewing and putting together puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling with her children and she loved her dog and her cat.
Survivors include her children, Carol Roesler, Merrill, Geraldine (Ozzie) Karlen, Athens, Bernice Hopperdietzel, Athens, and Byron “Hoppy” Hopperdietzel, Athens; sister, Beaulah (Effort) Degner, Merrill; brother, William Achterberg, Hamburg; many nieces and nephews; her beloved dog, Jack and cat, Tommy.
Besides her parents and husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by sons-in-law, Melvin Roesler and Harley Westfall and sisters, Virginia Duerr and Beatrice Kriewald.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. Rev. Mark Schwalenberg will officiate. Burial will be in Athens Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the Athens funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staffs at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Colonial Center for their kind, compassionate care of Delores during her time with them.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com