Reverend Jeremiah Worman, 80
Rev. Jeremiah Worman, of Waterpower Lake, died Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Rosalia Gardens. He was 80 years old. He was born on July 27, 1938, in Effingham, Illinois a son of Henry and Augusta (Siegfried) Worman.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1956. He attended Jordan Seminary in Menominee, Michigan and St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee.
He was ordained a Priest by Bishop Stanislaus Bona at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay on May 27, 1967.
His initial assignment was as an assistant at Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho, followed by assignments in Oshkosh and Menasha before returning to Langlade County serving as temporary administrator at St. James Parish in White Lake, St. Stanislaus in Langlade and St. Mary in Marion. In 1975 he entered the United States Army Chaplaincy program as a commissioned officer with the rank of Captain. He served as Chaplain on bases in New York, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Korea, Kansas, Alaska, New Jersey, Illinois, Turkey and Germany. He retired from the military with the rank of Major in 1992 and was assigned to St. Mary Parish in Antigo. In 1995 he added the role of Pastor of St. Wencel Parish in Neva and became Pastor of the merged St. Mary and St. Hyacinth Parishes in Antigo in 2001. He continued to serve the parishioners whose families he has known for a lifetime in Antigo, Neva, Elcho, Pickerel and White Lake since his retirement in 2008. He celebrated 50 beautiful years of ordained life in 2017.
Survivors include three brothers, Robert and Michael Worman of Milwaukee and Waterpower Lake, his twin Lawrence (Linda) Worman of Atchison, Kansas, and a sister-in-law, Elaine Worman of Laurel, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his parents four sisters, Katie (Duane) Lund, Marge (Frank) Wild, Joan (Donald Mike) Byrne, Barbara (John) Pozza, two brothers, Dr. Leonard (Georgine) Worman, and Donald Worman.
A service of reception will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018, at SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church (819 Third Ave. Antigo) which will begin the visitation. The visitation will conclude with a parish wake service at 6 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St John Catholic Church (415 Sixth Ave, Antigo) with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Celebrant. Visitation on Friday will be held at St. John Catholic Church from 10 to 11 a.m.
Burial with military honors will take place at Queen of Peace Cemetery at a later date.