Leonard L. Rambo

Leonard L. “Billy” Rambo, of Wittenberg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was 91 years old. He was born on Sept. 21, 1925, in Shawano, a son of the late William and Rose (Vieau) Rambo. He married Evelyn Noffke on Aug. 20, 1949, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Mr. Rambo was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army Air Corps from Feb. 14, 1946, to Sept. 3, 1947, having served in the Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Rambo worked in Milwaukee at Briggs and Straton before becoming a licensed butter maker for Consolidated Badger later known as Morning Glory. He owned Hillcrest Motel in Wittenberg for 16 years. In 1991, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to Wisconsin in 2005.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wittenberg.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Evelyn; two daughters, Sharon Rambo, of Gresham, and Donna Hanke, of Birnamwood; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Rambo and David Rambo; six sisters, Dorothy Koeller, Margie Weeks, Lorraine Kriescher, Geraldine Smits, Marcella Wegner and Patricia Hagen; and a brother, Lester Rambo.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, with the Rev. Michael Larson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502, Wittenberg, will conduct military honors at the church following the service.

Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.