Glendon Herbert Wolter, 68
Glendon Herbert Wolter passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 5, 2019 under the care of his family with the assistance of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 68 years old.
He was born January 12, 1951 in Antigo, son of the late Herbert and Delilah (Hartman) Wolter. He married Jeannie Benishek on October 30, 1976 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar, and she survives.
Glen was a 1969 graduate of Antigo High School, and he continued his education at UW-River Falls. He served in the Army National Guard.
Glen worked hard and he loved farming. He was a potato grower, operating Hyland Lakes Spuds with his brother John. The farm continues in the family, with Glen’s son now operating the business. He served as president of the Potato Industrial Board, and on the Antigo Cheese Company board of directors. He was one of the founders of Springbrook Dairy, and an investor in Weston Lanes and Northland Heat Treating.
Glen loved all sports. He enjoyed hunting, horse racing and watching the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. He played softball, basketball, and golf. His passion for sports included teaching his children, and watching athletes from Antigo throughout their careers.
Never without a sense of humor, he created memories for many, including friendly debates every morning during breakfast at the Dixie Lunch.
Glen was a lifetime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where he was an elder and served on church governing boards for over 20 years.
Faith, family, friends, and farming, were most important to Glen.
In addition to his wife, survivors include 3 daughters, Kelly (Bruce) Meredith of Mequon, Kimberly (Collin) Garness of Wabasha, MN, and Kalynn (Kevin) Baughman of Antigo; a son, Keith (Danielle) Wolter of Wausau; 6 grandchildren, Paige, Hadley, and Reese Wolter, Trey and Mila Meredith, and Raelynn Garness; a sister, Caroline (Tom) Wild; 2 brothers, John (Debra) Wolter, and Mike (Corinne) Wolter; and 4 additional brothers-in-law, Norbert Schroepfer, Gerald Greisinger, Dennis Lichtenberg, and Leon Summ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Hilda Wolter; and 4 sisters, Rosemary Schroepfer, Ruth Greisinger, Patricia Licthenberg, and Beverly Summ.
A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar, with Rev. Donald Engebretson officiating. Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at church. Interment will follow the service at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, originally established by Glen as the Herb Wolter Scholarship in memory of his father. The fund assists church members attending higher education.