Carl Wohlbier (2014)
Carl Wohlbier was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Chippewa Falls, a son of the late Walter and Thora (Thompson) Wohlbier, Sr. He grew up in Chippewa Falls, attended local grade school and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1949.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army May 31, 1949. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged Aug. 7, 1952.
Following military service, he worked as a commission highway surveyor before attending the University of Eau Claire. In 1954, he transferred to Central State Teacher College in Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and graduated with a degree in conservation and general science in 1958. During his time at the university, he was a charter member of the Siasefi.
He was married to Kathryn Greaton June 20, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
He became an employee of the Junction State Bank. He started as an assistant cashier and became bank president. While at the bank, he also owned Wolhbier Insurance Agency. In 1990 he retired from Junction State Bank and focused on his insurance agency. About two years later, he sold his insurance business to concentrate on his retirement.
He was a member of the Masons, belonging to Evergreen Lodge 93. He was also a member of the ROMEO breakfast group, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jaycees, the Izaak Walton League, the Kiwanis Club and the Portage County Bankers Association. In earlier years he was a Boy Scout leader.
Wilhelmina Johnson (2013)
Wilhelmina was a courageous,
adventuress, creative, strong, spiritual, and very giving and caring
woman. She stood like a mountain in front of any problems. She had a
great free spirit that transitioned to everyone that ever met her. She
was a proud woman.
John Roberts (2012)
John began his
career at UWSP in 1952 as dean of men and coach for football and
wrestling; his 1955 football team remains the only undefeated squad in
Pointers history. In 1957 John became the executive director of the
WIAA where he served until his retirement in 1986. John championed the
introduction of women's sports into high school athletics, and further
served the sports he loved through his extensive participation on a
number of national and Olympic-level rules committees and governing
John was inducted into eight state and national athletic halls of
fame, was selected Man of the Year by the U.S. Wrestling Foundation
in 1981, and received the Red Smith Sports Award in 1992. He also served
his community as a member of St Paul's Methodist Church, Kiwanis, Youth
Baseball, the Stevens Point Country Club & Hot Shots, and was instrumental in
the growth and expansion of the YMCA, his favorite work-out locale. In
1975 he received Stevens Point's Distinguished Service Award and was
honored as one of the community's 150 Most Notable Citizens.
indomitable spirit, which so endeared him to each and all, shall live on
in our fond memories of this special 'Coach' who enriched so many lives
along his way!
Judy Cable-Anderson (2010)
Judy Cable '62 has committed her life to caring for others in her
community. Judy’s career included work with the Portage County Mental
Health Association, Stevens Point Board of Education, and the UWSP
Foundation and College of Professional Studies. She currently serves as
the president of the local chapter of PEO Sisterhood.
Margaret O’Brien (2010)
Margaret is a member of the inaugural group of honored heroes. She
was the mother of Frank O’Brien the long-time athletic director at
UW-Stevens Point. In addition to Frank, Margaret raised four other
children while working to support her family. Special gifts to this fund
were given in her honor and memory after her passing in 2007.