William Raymond Wannemacher

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 18th Mountain Infantry Division, based at Camp Hale, Colo., and 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 Menden 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, Penn.; daughter and son-in-law Stace Wannemacher-Granskog and Michael Granskog of Castaic, Calif., daughter Susan Wannemacher of Reno; sister-in-law Mary Wannemacher of West Caldwell, N.J.; sister-in-law Shirley Blondin of Colchester, Vt.; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Evonne Blondin of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the VA hospital in Reno.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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