Martin R. Themer

Martin R. Themer, Township of Lessor, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Martin was born on Jan. 20, 1928, to the late Hattie (Gehm) and Ewald Themer.

Martin graduated with the Class of 1945 from Bonduel High School. He married the former Mary E. Lasecki on Sept. 4, 1954, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Hofa Park. The couple recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

Martin worked for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, aka Chicago Northwestern Transportation Company (“The Railroad”) from 1953 until his retirement in 1990, serving the railroad for 37 years. In his younger years, Martin, Mary and Dennis helped Martin’s mother, Hattie, run the family business, Themer’s Bar, in Landstad, until Hattie’s passing in April 1978. At that time, Martin and his loving wife, Mary, built a home four miles away in rural Pulaski, in Welhaven.

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, serving on the finance and cemetery committees. Martin also had served on the Township of Lessor zoning commission.

In his younger years, he played baseball for the Dairyland League in Landstad. Martin’s hobbies included fishing, deer hunting, pheasant hunting, clay trap shooting, bowling, playing cards and making firewood.

Martin is survived by his loving wife, Mary, and son, Dennis, Township of Lessor; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene (Cyril) Smith, Harvey (Aurelia) Lasecki, Anna Lasecki, Ernest (Pat) Lasecki, Vernon “Pete” (Janet) Lasecki and Evelyn Hannegraf. Martin is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews too numerous to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Maynard (Mary Ruth) Themer; sisters, LaVerne (Clifford) Raaths, Dorothy (Robert) Isakson and Geneva (Edwin) Lahiff; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eleanor Lasecki, Nick Hannegraf, Daniel “Don” Lasecki, Rita (Clayton “Snooks”) Ingvalsen and Valentine “Bill” (Regina) Lasecki.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 240 E. Green Bay St., Bonduel, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. The funeral service will be celebrated at 3 p.m., with Pastor Mark Palmer officiating. A funeral luncheon will be provided. Private family committal will take place in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Hofa Park.

Mary and Dennis Themer want to thank the EMS responders and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, and Arlene Smith for their compassionate care and guidance of Martin on his passing to heaven. We would also like to thank the staff of Marnocha Funeral Home for all of their help.

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