H. William Kriegel Jr.

H. William “Bill” Kriegel Jr., 63, of Tigerton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Harvey William Kriegel Jr. was born March 28, 1950, at the Clintonville Hospital to Harvey “Joe” and Virginia (Morris) Kriegel Sr. Bill was raised in Tigerton and graduated from Tigerton High School in 1968. He went on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, earning a major in both political science and history. Bill was united in marriage Oct. 12, 1973, to Dianne L. Golueke at Resurrection Catholic Church, Green Bay. Bill began working in the family business, Kriegel Well Drilling, with his dad. During this same time, he worked for several years as a counselor at Homme Youth in Wittenberg. After his father passed away in 1989, Bill continued the well drilling business until the late 1990s. In the early 2000s Bill attained his ultimate goal of becoming a lay minister, first serving with all the TULP Churches of Shawano County, and currently he was commissioned with Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Pella. In his younger years, he enjoyed coin collecting. Bill was very proud of his time spent with the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Stevens Point chapter. He served for some time at Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton, on council and is a former congregational president. Bill always liked working in his vegetable garden, taking care of his lawn, and was an avid reader, bird watcher and hunter. He also loved to learn more about history and his German heritage. Another interest of Bill’s was shooting sports. Survivors include his wife, Dianne, and four children, Bill (Sherri) Kriegel, of Merrill, Joe (Dawn) Kriegel, of Clintonville, Andy (fiancee Shannon) Kriegel, of Oshkosh, and Jessica (special friend Steven) Kriegel, of Tigerton. There are five grandchildren, Zach, Nicholas, Matthew, Mariah and Emily. There is one sister, Lori (Bryan) Sperberg, of Clintonville; his mother-in-law, Alberta Golueke, of Green Bay, and two brothers-in-law, Alan Golueke and Dennis (Sue) Golueke, both of Green Bay. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Nicholas Golueke, and many aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pella. The Rev. Tim Lofgren will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Clinic. Also a special thank you is needed for Dr. Hamied Rezazadeh, of Wausau, for the excellent care given to Bill.