William ‘Bill’ Wegner passed away peacefully on July 18th, 2018. William was born to George and Emma Wegner on June 29th 1926 in the Town of Corning. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley and his three brothers, Harold, Emil and Eldor Wegner.
He is survived by his daughter, Sheila (Jeff) Brummond and son, Scott (Laurie) Wegner. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Melissa Baumann and grandson, Jordan Brummond, as well as great-granddaughters, Olivia and Gabriella Baumann.
After high school, Bill entered into college at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and earned a degree in agriculture. Soon after graduating, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War in 1952. After the War, he returned home to start a family and embrace his passion for farming. He greatly enjoyed raising black-angus cattle and growing Christmas trees, which he always enjoyed taking to Milwaukee to be displayed at the breweries. Throughout his life, Bill always enjoyed exploring in the woods and cutting firewood for his home. He was passionate about passing his love of nature onto his family and greatly enjoyed producing maple syrup every year with his grandchildren. Bill possessed a strong faith and was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Berlin.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 23, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Berlin, Marathon County. Rev. Andrew DeGier will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 Honor Guard. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Monday at the church.
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.