John P. Drmolka, 83, Wisconsin Rapids, a town of Belmont native, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Riverview Manor in Wisconsin Rapids.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanual Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. Mark Drengler officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, with military rites provided by VFW Post 2534.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids and from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the services.
Memorials may be designated to St. Joseph’s Hospice Unit or Immanuel Lutheran School Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Drmolka was born Dec. 8, 1917, in the town of Belmont, a son of the late Frank and Maud (Pier) Drmolka.
He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II, working as a cook and truck driver.
He was married to Margaret Kingston on Dec. 24, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids. She died Jan. 14, 1973.
He was married to Doris Young Hofer on May 2, 1987, in Wisconsin Rapids. She died Jan. 28, 1997.
He was a truck driver for C.W. Transport until his retirement in 1979. He and his wife also operate Jackson’s Restaurant. After retirement, he drove truck for Opportunity Development Centers.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2534 and Teamsters Local 354.
Survivors include one daughter, Denise (Dan Haferman) Hofer, Wisconsin Rapids; one brother, Charles (Mildred), Wild Rose; six stepdaughters, Judy (John) Sullivan, Kathy Molepske, Sally (Dan) Hofer-Weimer and Joyce Hofer, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Linda (Greg) Bardonner, Wausau, and Karen (Gary) Haughn, Washburn; eight stepsons, Chuck (Mary) Riley, Big Bend, Paul (Mary) Hofer, Stevens Point, Herbert (Sue) Hofer, La Crosse, Kevin (Laurie) Hofer, Hot Springs, Ark., and Gordon (Deanna) Hofer, Glenn (Pam) Hofer, Frank (Tricia) Hofer and Steve (Dawn) Hofer, all of Wisconsin Rapids; one grandson, 40 stepgrandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lowell.