Herman John Wondra, 89
June 29, 1926 — Jan. 10, 2016
Herman John Wondra, 89, of Campbellsport, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at his home.
He was born in Campbellsport on June 29, 1926, the son of Herman and Mary (Theisen) Wondra. Herman served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48, stationed in Japan. On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Geraldine Babler at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Herman farmed in the town of Ashford, worked at the Gehl Co. in West Bend for 25 years and drove a school bus for a number of years. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge 57 in Fond du Lac for 27 years, the Knights of Columbus 664 in Fond du Lac, a life member of Campbellsport VFW Post 8339, the Fond du Lac American Legion, West Bend Dance Club and We Love to Dance Club, specializing in ballroom dancing with his lifelong love of nearly 70 years.
Herman was also a former member of Gehl’s Employee’s Club and a patron of the Windover Center and the Fond du Lac Symphonic Orchestra. He was proud to drive his 1950 “Deere John” tractor.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Geraldine; his daughters, Carolyn (Jim) Mair of Salem, Oregon, Mary Beth (Doug) Seffern of Van Dyne, Kathy (fiance Gary Nuernberg) Pauly of Kewaskum and Judy (Mike) Gilboy of Campbellsport; his grandchildren, Jennifer Mair, Jessica (Scott) Heuberger, Jacquelyn Mair, Michael (Stacy) Seffern, Kristin Seffern, Mark Seffern, David (Meghan) Pauly, Nathan (Jenna) Pauly, Becky (Tony) Gribben, Jeff (Heidi) Gilboy, Mindy (Josh) Tiner, Danny (Casey) Gilboy, Annah (Jared) Wenninger, Olivia (David) Helkenn, Caleb and Sophia Gilboy; and his great-grandchildren, Katelyn Dunn, Austen, Clayten, Haven Heuberger, Kaikane Osuna, Caden, Jacob Seffern, Breelyn, Ashlyn Pauly, Thomas, Dylan Pauly, Malaika, Abby, Laura, Aiden, Ivy, Karis Gilboy, Elesheva, Acacia, Micah, Noah Tiner, Sitora, Peter, Benjamin Gilboy, Eleanora Wenninger, and Vienna Helkenn.
“Our Grandpa could fix anything!”
He is further survived by his brother, Andrew (Mary) Wondra; his sisters, Bernadette Hankes and Yvonne (Bud) Kuen; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Olive Buerger, Marie Renzel, Odilia Krueger, Frances Buchta and Petronella Kaiser; and his brothers, Norbert, Carroll, James, David and Alfred Wondra.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church (406 E. Main St., Campbellsport). The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be Saturday in St. Matthews Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 15, from 3 p.m. until time of mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.