CARSON CITY, Nev. — A funeral service for William Raymond Wannemacher, 83, a 23-year resident of Incline Village, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Incline Village. Visitation will begin one hour before the service.
Mr. Wannemacher died March 9, 2006, in Carson City. He was born Jan. 11, 1923, in West Orange, N.J., to Charles Wannemacher and Mary (Kroeger) Wannemacher.
Before moving to Incline Village, Wannemacher lived in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He married Shirley Blondin in Burlington, Vt., on July 22, 1950.
He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Michael's College in Burlington in 1950 and a master's degree in music education from New York University in 1959.
Wannemacher was a member of the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, based at Camp Hale, Colo., and he was a member of Gen. Patton's Third Army in the final drive across Germany in 1945.
He was also a high school band director and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Tahoe Dance Band and the Carson Community Band.
Wannemacher was preceded in death by his sister, Sister Mary Cecilia of Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham, N.J.; and brother the Rev. Charles Wannemacher of Garrison, N.Y.
Among his survivors are his wife, Shirley; son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Wannemacher of Carson City; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Wannemacher-Eckles and Dennis Eckles of Tobyhanna, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Staci Wannemacher-Granskog and Michael Granskog of Castaic, Calif.; daughter, Susan Wannemacher of Reno; sister-in-laws, Mary Wannemacher of West Caldwell, N.J., Shirley Blondin of Colchester, Vt.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Yvonne Blondin of Burlington, Vt.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the VA hospital in Reno. FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.