THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wilfred J. Carriveau
Issue Date: September 27, 2017
Wilfred "Denny" J. Carriveau, 92, of Lena, passed away Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 at an area hospital with family by his side.
Born Jan. 4, 1925 in Little River, to Oliver and Mary Louise Carriveau, he married Rachel Ziesmer on Aug. 3, 1943. He served in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy from 1944 to 1945 and was awarded the Bronze Star. After service, he drove bus for Carriveau Bus Service and was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lena and the Disabled American Vets in Oconto Falls.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Rachel; two children and their spouses, Carol (Ron) Reinhardt and Craig (Ruthann) Carriveau; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Carriveau; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary Draeger; a sister-in-law, Ursula Whiting; a brother-in-law, Marvin (Linda) Ziesmer and other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Carriveau; four sisters, Marcella Conner, Mabel Carriveau, Dorothy Urbanek and Antonette Sherfius; four brothers, Oliver, Walter, Alsid and Peter Carriveau; in-laws, Ralph and Lulu Ziesmer; four sisters-in-law, Grace Carriveau, Margaret Carriveau, Mary Carriveau and Dorthy Ziesmer; five brothers-in-law, Lionel Whiting, Walter Urbanek, Bill Sherfius, Melvin Draeger and Frank Conner.
Friends called at Lena Seventh Day Adventist Church on Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon. Rev. Rick Binford officiated with burial in the Lena Cemetery. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Lena assisted the family with arrangements.