Sally J. Kolpack

Sally J. Kolpack, 80, a longtime resident of Bowler, died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg. She was born on Aug. 8, 1937, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Earl and Leona (Becker) Weyenberg.

Sally graduated from Antigo High School and went on to receive her teaching certificate from the Antigo Normal School. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, earning her bachelor’s degree in education. She was united in marriage to Otto Kolpack in 1959. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2014. She taught at Bowler Grade School until her retirement. Following retirement she traveled extensively and loved to socialize with friends and family.

Sally is survived by her daughter, Jane (Jon) Brainard, of Wausau; granddaughter, Aimee; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Julian, all of Hudson; sisters, Janet Pogrant, of Little Chute, and Joanne (Clayton) Erickson, of Waukesha; brother-in-law, Robert Kolpack, of Bowler; sister-in-law, Sharon Weyenberg, of New Mexico; also foreign exchange students who remain a part of our family, Marisol (Eduardo) Almendarez, of Miami, and Dirce Santos Richards, of New Hampshire, and their children. And many nieces and nephews.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Otto; her parents; her brother, James; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Ed Striker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Tigerton. The Rev. José Castañeda will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com and at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.

The family would like to express our deepest thanks to the staff of Homme Home and LeRoyer Hospice as well as all involved in her care at home for the past few years.