Elmer P. Piotter, age 90, formerly of Manawa and Appleton, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Lakeview Manor in Weyauwega.
He was born on December 22, 1921, in Manawa son of the late William and Emma (Specht) Piotter. On June 25, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ruby Pethke at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa where he was a faithful member.
Elmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruby (Pethke) Piotter, Manawa; daughter Faye Wohlrabe and special friend Dan Froding, New London; two grandsons: Kevin (Tammy) Wohlrabe, Appleton; Allen (Holly) Wohlrabe, Waupaca; three wonderful great-grandchildren: Parker, River and Landon Wohlrabe; brother, Walter (Rose) Piotter, Banning, CA; also many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Esther, Ruth, Marie and Margaret; four brothers: Alfred, Harold, Martin and Roger; his son-in-law: Everette L. Wohlrabe, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
The funeral for Elmer will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Thomas Theama officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Symco. A visitation for Elmer will be held directly at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes are for memorials to Zion Lutheran Church elevator fund or Lakeview Manor. The family would like to thank Pastor Theama for his many visits, and the staff at Lakeview Manor for their support and loving care of Elmer.
Dear Dad, You had a voice for singing, and many a song you did sing. You had the hands for helping, and so many people you helped. You had the knack of cooking, such tasty things you did make. You had the knowledge of figures, and thousands of numbers you worked. Your eyes were your best feature, full of mischief and delight, you had a smile that was contagious, and we saw it to the end. You had the love of giving, and you always gave your best. Many hours you gave to friends and family, but especially to your church. You only had one daughter, but of you she is so proud. When it comes to fathers, for her you were the best. Love you Dad! Faye
Assisting the family is Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home, Manawa. www.clinehansondahlkefuneralhomes.com