Warren M. Waite, 84, 610 St. Paul St., Stevens Point, died Monday, Feb. 20, at home, while under the care Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev Thomas Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.
Visitation was scheduled to be held at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the service.
Memorials may be made to Ministry Home Care Hospice of Stevens Point and the Aging & Disabilities Resource Center of Portage County.
Condolences may be available online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Waite was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Appleton, a son of the late Marvin and Linda (Olson) Waite. His family moved to Wausau where he attended the local grade schools and graduated from Wausau Senior High School.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 23, 1946. He served during World War II until being honorably discharged Dec. 26, 1947. He re-enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 19, 1950, in Milwaukee and served until July 19, 1954, receiving an honorable discharge. He was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, Japan and Germany. During his time in service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal for Germany and Japan.
Mr. Waite was married to Mary Ann Wasemiller on May 12, 1956, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau.
He worked for Bell Telephone for more than 30 years, starting as a lineman, transferring to the office and retiring as a switchboard technician.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, American Legion Post 6 and the Telephone Pioneers.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Brad (Cathy), Stevens Point; one daughter, Becky Waite, Stevens Point; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman and Wesley Sr.; three sisters, Iona, Wyletta and Adele; and one grandson.