Harry R. Liebig, 83, 501 Meadow St. died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at St. Michael’s Hospital as the result of a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. There will be an American Legion ritual at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the Hospice of Portage County.
Mr. Liebig was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Alden, Ill., a son of the late Harry and Laura (Roberts) Liebig. He attended elementary schools in Hebron, Ill., and Racine.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. at Petenwell Camp in Necedah prior to his employment at the Griffith State Nursery in Wisconsin Rapids.
He entered the U.S. Army on July 20, 1942, in Milwaukee and was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., in the research and development center. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Merit Unit Award, American Theater Service Medal and Victory Medal. He was discharged on Jan. 26, 1946, as a Tech 3 of the 9301 Technical Service Unit Ordinance, Detachment D.
He was married to Maryanne Stepaniak on Nov. 8, 1941, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa.
After their marriage, they settled in Stevens Point She died April 29, 1996.
He was employed by Nekoosa Papers in Port Edwards, now Georgia Pacific, for 39 years as a shop supervisor of trucking and heavy equipment maintenance, including the woodland department.
He was a member of American Legion Post 6 and Knights of Columbus Council 1170.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters.