William “Bill” T. Tessmer, 82, Junction City, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at House of the Dove in Marshfield.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 54 – Marshfield following the service. The funeral will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/rembsfuneralhomes. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time. Masks are required. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Junction City at a later date.
Bill was born on October 26, 1939 in Marshfield to William and Patricia (Clark) Tessmer. He graduated from PJ Jacobs High School in 1957. Bill served in the United States Air Force from 1958 – 1962. He was united in marriage to Louise Wanta on June 25, 1966 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Bill worked at the Nekoosa Paper Mill for 28 years and as a rural carrier in Junction City and the surrounding area for 43 years. He was also a member of the Lions Club for 30 years and the Junction City Village Board for 20 years. Bill served as the supervisor of the Water Department in Junction City and was also a volunteer firefighter for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, son, Perry (Jacki) Tessmer, daughter, Christine (Alan) Bakke of Marshfield, and 3 grandchildren, Adam Tessmer, Allyson Bakke, and Philip Bakke. He is further survived by his brother, James (Kathleen) Tessmer of Junction City, sister, Sharon (Gerald) Studinski of Custer, WI, brothers-in-law, Nathan Bruce of Milton, David Bishop of Hendersonville, NC and Kenneth Tippery of Lodi, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Patricia, sisters, Rosemarie Bruce, Judith “Judie” Bishop, Peggy Maier, and Nancy Tippery, and brother-in-law, Conlin “Connie” Maier.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at House of the Dove for their loving care.
Condolences may be sent online at www.rembsfh.com.