Lloyd Albert Wappler

TOMAH, Wis. (WLBT) — Lloyd Albert Wappler, 98, of Tomah passed away onto his heavenly home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Tomah Health. He was born on the family farm in Clifton on March 30, 1922, to Albert and Elsie (Koehler) Wappler.

Lloyd Albert Wappler (2)Toward the end of World War II, Lloyd was drafted into the Unites States Army and was stationed at Fort McCoy.

On December 12, 1946, Lloyd was united in marriage to Adeline D. Roscovius at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ridgeville. She preceded him in death on September 1, 1998.

Lloyd and Adeline farmed in the town of Tomah from 1947 to 1992, when they moved to Tomah. Lloyd loved farming and was always thinking about the farm, and even after moving to town, there weren’t many days when he didn’t take a drive out to the farm to check in on the goings on. He was a lifelong long faithful member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving in the past on the church council and cemetery board. Lloyd dedicated a lot of time helping with the upkeep of the cemetery.

Well into his 70’s and 80’s, Lloyd drove seniors to appointments and loved serving ice cream to the veterans at the Tomah VA Medical Center, and up until October he was making homemade applesauce.

Lloyd had a kind and gentle heart, who never spoke poorly of anyone. His strong Christian values were evident in the way he lived. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Ann) Wappler of Tomah and Linda (Dale) Jessie of Cataract, grandchildren, Emily (Dale) Timm of Melrose, Nathan (Carrie) Jessie of Williamsburg, OH, Garrett (Maggie) Jessie of Cataract and Cherryl (Jerry) Duncan of Wyeville, great grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew and Keagen Jessie, sisters-in-law, Carol Wappler and Beatrice Calkins. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline, a son, Raymond, a daughter-in-law, Sharon Wappler, siblings, LaVern (Lillian) Wappler, Berness (Eddie) Hartz, Marcella (Norman) Austin, Calvin Wappler and infant sibling and brothers-in-law, Rodney Calkins and Roland (Florence) Roscovius.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah.

A private family funeral service will be at noon Wednesday at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, (Indian Creek) 30032 County Road A, Clifton.

Pastor Robert Gerke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made by visiting www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

The family request those in attendance to wear a facemask and use CDC recommended guidelines for Social Distance and Safety Measures.