THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: October 24, 2013
Alfred "Mike" Imig, 84, of Lena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Sun Valley Homes, Oconto.
Born Dec. 5, 1928 in Oconto Falls to the late Herman and Cecelia (Pociopa) Imig, he married Shirley Bitters on June 6, 1953. After serving in the Air Force, they lived in Montana for 12 years where he operated two taverns and owned a trucking business. They then moved back to Wisconsin to farm. He quit farming in 1976 and began whitewashing, which he did for 30 years. They traveled extensively, spending their winters in Arizona for 25 years. A member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, and Lena American Legion Post #342, he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards with friends, telling a good joke and could always get a laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Cindy (Terry Moynihan) Belongia and Connie (Mike) Frost, both of Oconto; three sons, Bob (Lynn) Imig, Florida, Bill (Margaret) Imig, Green Bay and Bruce (Trisha) Imig, Texas; a sister, Jane Koloske, Texas; a brother, Norman (Florence) Imig, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Visitation continued on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral services at 3 p.m. at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. Rev. Mary Zupansic officiated with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery. Military Rites were conducted by Lena American Legion Post #342. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice.