THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Wabeno on Friday, April 26, for Phyllis (Meier) Manthey, 87, of Wabeno.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25 at Weber Hill Funeral Home, Wabeno from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Fr. Jason Blahnik will officiate and interment will be at a later date in the church cemetery. She passed away Friday, April 19 at Nu Roc Nursing Home in Blackwell.
Born Nov. 7, 1925 to Raymond and Alice (Wills) Schroder in Tipler, she married Arnold Meier, sr. and he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1981. On May 19, 1984 she married Elmer J. Manthey and he died Sept. 30, 2005.
Active in the community she was a member of the LMT Snowmobile Club, was an officer for the Senior Citizens of Wabeno, a rescue squad dispatcher and election worker. She even reported the area news for the local paper. She enjoyed bowling, fishing and especially her extended family at the Double Buck Restaurant in Laona. She also did custom sewing and repairs.
Survivors include five sons, Arnold Meier, jr. of Monico, Paul (Jacci) Meier of Oconto, Roy (Char) Meier of Lena, Bruce (Deanna) Meier of Menasha and Allan (special friend, Denise Lornson) Meier of Pickerel; two sisters, Joyce Ehrhart and Elta (Herbert) Miller, both of Wabeno; a brother, Robert (Willie) Schroder of Kaukauna; stepdaughter, Pat Manthey of Wabeno; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with a new grandson, Grant due on April 30 and two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her husbands, Arnold and Elmer, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Raymond Schroder, jr.; a sister, Ida Mae; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Meier and an infant daughter, Ruth.