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August L. Vorpahl

Shawano, Wisconsin

February 9, 1939 - June 7, 2024

August L. Vorpahl Obituary

August Leonard Vorpahl, age 85, of Gillett, passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2024, at

Evergreen Care Center in Shawano.


August was born February 9, 1939, in Shawano, the son of the late Herman and Annie (Lifke)

Vorpahl. He attended the Mosling School and graduated from Gillett High School with the Class

of 1957. Following school, August farmed and worked as a truck driver.


On July 2, 1966, August was united in marriage to the former Marjorie Ann Erb at Christ

Lutheran Church in Hintz. Following their marriage the couple lived in Underhill until moving to

Shawano in 1995. August worked several other jobs throughout his life including logging,

Linewood Plywood, and Aarrowcast, until his retirement in 1999.


August was a good and faithful member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond

and had been active at Christ Lutheran Church. August was a member of the Underhill Volunteer

Fire Department for nearly 31 years. He loved to fish, listen to polka music, and attend his kids

and grandkids events.


Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marj of Gillett; seven children, Rhonda (Elwood) Badeau

of Underhill, Robin Hughes of Reno, NV, Peter (Wendy) Vorpahl of Underhill, Penny (Jamie)

Heroux of Underhill, Andrew (Heather) Vorpahl of Green Bay, Martin (Michelle) Vorpahl of Eau

Claire, WI, and Jolene (Corey) Esch of Whitewater, WI; 19 grandchildren, Jordan (Kaitlin),

Korey (Angela), and Noah (Shelly Lynch) Badeau; Matthew, Mark, Aaron, and Adam Vorpahl;

Jerika, John, Phillip, and Scott Heroux; Sheradin, Sawyer, and Sofia Vorpahl; Emily and Mia

Vorpahl; and Georgia, Wyatt, and Quinn Esch; four great-grandchildren, Willow, Dawson, and

Jonah Badeau, and Patrick Lynch; and two sisters, Donna Mae Schelk of Suring, and Mary Ann

Liefke of Gillett. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and several in-laws.

August was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Erb, and son-in-law, Herbert Hughes.


A funeral service for August will be held on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Jakobi

Lutheran Church, Town of Richmond. Pastor Travis Kleinschmidt will officiate. Interment will

take place at Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Hintz. Visitation will begin at the church on Monday at

9:00 am and continue until the time of service.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of August L. Vorpahl hosted by Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc..

August Leonard Vorpahl, age 85, of Gillett, passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2024, at

Evergreen Care Center in Shawano.


August was born February 9, 1939, in Shawano, the son of the late Herman and Annie (Lifke)

Vorpahl. He attended the Mosling School and graduated from Gillett High School with the Class

of 1957. Following school, August farmed and worked as a truck driver.


On July 2, 1966, August was united in marriage to the former Marjorie Ann Erb at Christ

Lutheran Church in Hintz. Following their marriage the couple lived in Underhill until moving to

Shawano in 1995. August worked several other jobs throughout his life including logging,

Linewood Plywood, and Aarrowcast, until his retirement in 1999.


August was a good and faithful member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond

and had been active at Christ Lutheran Church. August was a member of the Underhill Volunteer

Fire Department for nearly 31 years. He loved to fish, listen to polka music, and attend his kids

and grandkids events.


Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marj of Gillett; seven children, Rhonda (Elwood) Badeau

of Underhill, Robin Hughes of Reno, NV, Peter (Wendy) Vorpahl of Underhill, Penny (Jamie)

Heroux of Underhill, Andrew (Heather) Vorpahl of Green Bay, Martin (Michelle) Vorpahl of Eau

Claire, WI, and Jolene (Corey) Esch of Whitewater, WI; 19 grandchildren, Jordan (Kaitlin),

Korey (Angela), and Noah (Shelly Lynch) Badeau; Matthew, Mark, Aaron, and Adam Vorpahl;

Jerika, John, Phillip, and Scott Heroux; Sheradin, Sawyer, and Sofia Vorpahl; Emily and Mia

Vorpahl; and Georgia, Wyatt, and Quinn Esch; four great-grandchildren, Willow, Dawson, and

Jonah Badeau, and Patrick Lynch; and two sisters, Donna Mae Schelk of Suring, and Mary Ann

Liefke of Gillett. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and several in-laws.

August was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Erb, and son-in-law, Herbert Hughes.


A funeral service for August will be held on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Jakobi

Lutheran Church, Town of Richmond. Pastor Travis Kleinschmidt will officiate. Interment will

take place at Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Hintz. Visitation will begin at the church on Monday at

9:00 am and continue until the time of service.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of August L. Vorpahl hosted by Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc..

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