Carl T. Wohlbier, 82, Stevens Point, a former president of the former Junction State Bank in Junction City, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home after a three-year battle with lung disease while under the care of Aspirus Home Care Hospice.
A service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. Interment will be in Runkle Cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine at a later date.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the service.
Memorials may be made to St Paul’s United Methodist Church or Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Wohlbier was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Chippewa Falls, a son of the late Walter and Thora (Thompson) Wohlbier Sr. He grew up in Chippewa Falls, attended local grade school and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1949.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army May 31, 1949. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged Aug. 7, 1952.
Following military service, he worked as a commission highway surveyor before attending the University of Eau Claire. In 1954, he transferred to Central State Teacher College in Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and graduated with a degree in conservation and general science in 1958. During his time at the university, he was a charter member of the Siasefi.
He was married to Kathryn Greaton June 20, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
He became an employee of the Junction State Bank. He started as an assistant cashier and became bank president. While at the bank, he also owned Wolhbier Insurance Agency. In 1990 he retired from Junction State Bank and focused on his insurance agency. About two years later, he sold his insurance business to concentrate on his retirement.
He was a member of the Masons, belonging to Evergreen Lodge 93. He was also a member of the ROMEO breakfast group, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jaycees, the Izaak Walton League, the Kiwanis Club and the Portage County Bankers Association. In earlier years he was a Boy Scout leader.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two sons, Hans, Monroe, and John (Piper), Los Alamos, N.M.; one sister, Doris Campeau, Chippewa Falls; and seven grandchildren, Kyle, Shane, Bryan, Jens, Thora, Evelyn and Lorelei.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kristin Winebrenner; one son, Erik Wohlbier; two sisters, Charlotte Severson and Ethel Clark; and two brothers, Walter Jr. and Richard.