Chester “Chet” Ligman, 74, Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 5, at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst with Father Dan Hackel presiding. Visistation was Sunday, March 4, 2018, at The Junger’s Holly Funeral Home of Amherst with a Rosary Service and again Monday at St. James priot to Mass. Interment was at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Amherst. Junger’s Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting the family.
He was born in Stevens Point, March 5, 1943, to Joseph and Lucille (Zimbauer) Ligman. After graduating high school from P.J. Jacobs, he served in the United States Army as an automotive technician. While serving in the military, he was activated for the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Not long after returning to Wisconsin, he was married to Eleanor Dambroski. April 18, 1964, at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst. Chet spent most of his life doing what he loved the most, driving truck.
As an independent trucker, his love of Peterbilt trucks took him out on the open road for most of his life. He was also an avid deer and turkey hunter and enjoyed his time spent with family and friends at the “Shabin.” His hobbies included collecting John Deere tractors, going to demolition derbies, tractor pulls, and driving in local parades. He loved NASCAR and attending the local races with his sons and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three sons, Scott (Kandace) Ligman, Jeff (Lisa) Ligman and Brian (Cheryl) Ligman; six grandchildren, Jason, Robert, Emalie, Sophia, Olivia and Joey Ligman; three brothers, Robert (Terry) Ligman, Irwin (Dorothy) Ligman and Ray (Catherine) Ligman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Ligman; a sister, Darlene Literski; and a son, Jason Ligman.