Monday, November 3, 2014



ADDRESS: N2293 St. Hwy 13, Ogema, WI 54459 Town of Ogema

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:20 P.M. November 2, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday November 7, 2014 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema.

VISITATION: Friday November 7, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1938, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

EDUCATION: LaCrosse Central High School, Graduated 1956.

MARRIAGE: Bonnie J. Nelson Married August 6, 1960 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bill worked for American Motor Company and Chrysler, where he retired from after 42 years in 2001. He was an avid horseshoe player and competed at the State, National and International level. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing, baseball, and softball, in which he played for over 15 years. Bill was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and a friend to many.

MEMBER OF: UAW Local 72, 15 year member of Kenosha Horseshoe Club, First Lutheran Church of Ogema.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bonnie J. (Nelson) Hagen

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Anne M. (Jamie) Andrews of Panama City, FL, Scott A. (Michelle) Hagen of West Melbourne, FL. Foster Son: Scott (Karen) Pickhardt of Mayville, WI.

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 4: Blake Andrews, Brittany, Hayley Jo, and William Hagen

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Morton (Pam) Papenfuss of Kenosha, WI, Pauline Ebner of Park Ridge, IL, Deliamae "Dee" Winters of Buffalo, WY.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS IN LAW: Gary (Virginia) Nelson, Dennis Nelson, Donald (Helen) Nelson, Shirley Warter, Linda (Steve) Erickson.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Infant Sister: Linda Papenfuss

DECEASED STEP-FATHER: Paul H. Papenfuss DECEASED MOTHER: Marcella L. (Hagen) Papenfuss

PALLBEARERS: Hoyt Harms, Steve Erickson, Donald Nelson, Dennis Nelson, Jim Nussberger, Dave Henthorn

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Gary Nelson, Floyd Nelson, William Hagen

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Bill may be made to Hope Hospice of Medford, First Lutheran Church of Ogema, or The Cancer Foundation at Mayo Clinic -For online condolences, please visit