William L. "Bill" Potschaider

William “Bill” Potschaider, Jr., 65, of W6985 Loop Road, Tomahawk, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home under the care of Ascension Ministry Hospice.


Bill was born September 11, 1952 in Oshkosh to William and Lois Potschaider, Sr. He was married to Carrie Seever on July 7, 2000 in Merrill. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Viet Nam War.  Bill worked for 16 years at the Leach Company in Oshkosh, for the next eleven years he owned and operated the Hog Wild Saloon in Bowler. He had been a resident of the Tomahawk area for the past 20 years and had worked at Kretz Lumber.  Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping in the northwoods.

Survivors include:

            Wife,              Carrie

            Children,       Jesse (Emma Niswonger) Potschaider              Tomahawk

                                    Clover (Dick) Leonard                                           Wausau

                                    Jennie (John) Wenzel                                            Tillida

                                    Jude (Scott) Henry                                                 Birnamwood

            Brother,        Roger Potschaider                                                 Florida

Bill is further survived by eleven grandchildren (Opal, Millicent, Dakota, Chris, Jake, Julia, David, Lisa, Angelica, Jackie, and Jacob) He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Marsha, son, Billy, and a sister, Lonnie.


A Memorial Service with Military Rites for Bill Potschaider will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services