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Wilford Ouellette III
Wilford "Bill" and " Billie Bob" Ouellette III, 69, of Milwaukee passed away on Friday, Aug. 31 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with his family by his side.
Born March 5, 1943 in Wabeno to the late Wilford and Elaine (Flynn) Ouellette, he lived most of his adult life in Milwaukee working as a lab technician.
He attended college in Stevens Point for two years after graduating from Wabeno High School and went into the United States Army for two years, where he was stationed in Germany. After his discharge he continued his college education at Stevens Point, earning a degree as a lab technician and then moved to Milwaukee to find work. After his retirement he returned up north, living with his sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Rick Opiela in Townsend for a good part of each month. In his younger days he enjoyed ice skating and also enjoyed playing cards throughout life. He was an avid sports fan and loved his family.
He is survived by two sisters, Judy (Alan) Anderson of Mountain and Janet (Rick) Opiela of Townsend; two brothers, Joe (Barb) Ouellette and Jerry Ouellette, both of Townsend and 11 nieces and nephews, 27 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Ouellette and a sister-in-law, Elaine Ouellette.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Weber-Hill Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.