Lon Wolff

Lon “Lonnie” Wolff, 75, of Wittenberg, died on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Maple Lane Care Center, Shawano.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1943, in Wausau, the son of the late Theodore and Florence (Carlson) Wolff.

On Oct. 20, 1962, Lonnie was united in marriage to Jeannie Nievinski at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. She survives.

Truck driving was Lonnie’s life. He drove milk for his brother, Lee, at the age of 16 and was hooked. He drove semi with his buddy, Alex, for John Riley Trucking. Lonnie then drove dump truck in Milwaukee for 20 years for Kramp and Hyland Construction before working for Hanz in Wausau and Lisa’s Trucking in Antigo. Lonnie loved Polka music, especially Pat Zoromski. He also enjoyed John Wayne shows and western movies. Lonnie loved his dogs, Smokey, Louie, Charlie and Jackson.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Jeannie Wolff, of Wittenberg; three daughters Judi, of Wittenberg, Juli, on the road, and Bonnie, of Morgan Hill, California; five grandchildren, Angela Hart, Kerri (Chris) Marotta, Melanie Hart, Colyn (Tiffany) Hart and Mason Gill; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Hart; another great-granddaughter due soon; and a sister, Lyn Wolff, of Wittenberg.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lee, and his wife, Betty; and a brother-in-law, Leonard “Peachy” Nievinski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. The Rev. Augustine Bentil will officiate. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com and at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.