Herbert Donald Wichmann, 77

Herbert Donald Wichmann, 77, died Saturday morning, June 25, 2016, at Aurora Hospital in Grafton, after a lengthy illness.

He leaves his wife of 46 years, Patricia (Elhard) Wichmann; his son, Craig Wichmann and Craig's wife, Lisa (Biertzer) Wichmann; his daughter, Candace Liebner and her husband, Larry Liebner; and four grandchildren, Ashley Liebner, Jeremy Wichmann, Connor Wichmann and Taylor Liebner.

Herbert was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 10, 1939, and was raised in Montana. He was the son of Herbert and Sophie (Ludwig) Wichmann. Herbert was a lifelong resident of Jackson.

In his early years he worked the family ranch. In joining the U.S. Army, he met his sweetheart Patricia in Yakima, Washington. They were married Jan. 10, 1962, and made their way to Wisconsin.

Herbert loved to build and anything mechanical intrigued him. Owning his own trucking company for many years and seeing the country was a passion he was able to fulfill.

Later, he worked for Ram Tool in Grafton where his knowledge and precision were appreciated by all.

During his retirement years, he loved to spend time with all his grandchildren and going to their sporting events. His favorite hobby was planting sweet corn and donating to the local food bank. He wanted to give back and had so much to give.

A funeral service for Herbert will be held Wednesday, July 6. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church (2881 Division Road, Jackson, WI).