Theodore “Ted” Mockler, 89, formerly of Custer, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Portage County Health Care Center in Stevens Point.
Per his wishes there will be no visitation.
Full military honors with a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
A memorial in his name will be established for Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10262, 2970 Hickory Drive, Plover, WI 54467.
Shuda Funeral Service & Crematory of Stevens Point and Plover assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Mockler was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Walter and Gretchen (Hamm) Mockler.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific with UDT-Team 7 as a frogman. He earned the Bronze Star during the invasion of Saipan. After his honorable discharge in July 1945, he also served in the Army Reserve from 1949 to 1960 and was at the rank of master sergeant.
He was married to Marian Larson in July of 1945. She died on Oct. 24, 2007.
The couple moved to Stevens Point in 1957 and to the family farm in Custer in 1969.
He worked at the Wisconsin Telephone Co. until retirement in 1982.
He was a member of the Plover VFW, Rosholt Lions, AMVETS, D.A.V., Telephone Pioneers and National Rifle Association, and was a scoutmaster for Troop 293.
Survivors include one son, Guy (Gail), Stevens Point; and one daughter, Mona Mockler, Stevens Point.
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter.