THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Herbert C. Lax
Issue Date: March 7, 2018
Herbert C. Lax, 79, passed unexpectedly on Friday, March 2, 2018.
He was born on December 21, 1938, in Green Bay to the late Herbert A. and Alice (Watzka) Lax. Herb was a graduate of Denmark High School. He enlisted with the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. After Herb's time in the military, he worked for Fort Howard Paper Company for over 40 years.
Herb was an avid outdoorsman. Ice fishing, hunting, trapping and spending time with his family were his favorite pastimes.
Herb was a natural story teller, happiest when sharing humor and wisdom with his grandchildren and broad circle of family and friends. Known as the "Official Groundskeeper," he took great pride in gardening and preserving the family property.
Herb will be deeply missed by his 5 children and their mother, Tami (Jennifer) Lax, Tim (Susan) Lax, Carla (Shawn) Jodouin, Chad Lax, Tricia (Jason) Kraiss and Nancy Lax; 10 grandchildren, Dylan, Isaac, Sierra, Ethan, Zachery, Maddy, Ava, Quinn, Eli and Sam; his partner, Beverly Miller; 8 siblings, Dallan (Pat) Lax, Ronald (Pam) Lax, Eugene (Becky) Lax, Theresa Van Beek, Norma (Pat) Riley, Madonna Rychlik, Catherine Reed and Mary (Bill) Simonar and many other family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Herb is preceded in death by a brother, Norbert (Barb) Lax; brothers-in-law, Bob Van Beek, Joe Rychlik, David Reed and his son-in-law, Darin.
Visitation will be at Proko Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, with a Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Church with Rev. William Hoffman officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Prokowall.com