Steve J. Michelkamp, 87, Port Edwards, a town of Sharon native, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Port Edwards, with the Rev. John Swing officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids, where American Legion Post 9 of Wisconsin Rapids will provide military rites.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Michelkamp was born Oct. 18, 1913, in the town of Sharon, a son of the late Jacob and Anna (Helbach) Michelkamp. He graduated from Emerson High School in Stevens Point.
He was married to Sophie Roman on Aug. 31, 1940, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Junction City.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to Oct. 9, 1945. He served on the USS Chincoteague as a yeoman third class in the invasion of Iwo Jima. He was awarded the Asiatic, Pacific and American Theater medals and three Bronze Stars.
He worked at Lullabye Furniture in Stevens Point for 17 years and then at Nekoosa Edwards Paper Co. (now Georgia-Pacific) for 25 years, retiring on Oct. 1, 1978.
He was a member of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus Council 1558 of Wisconsin Rapids, a 50-year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Council 1807 of Stevens Point and a member of the Hagerstrom-Rude-Young-Clark American Legion Post 9 of Wisconsin Rapids.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Kathie Bindel, Arkdale; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters.