Rex Ameigh, 90, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Shuda Funeral Service in Stevens Point and Plover assisted
with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Ameigh was born April 5, 1926, in Stevens Point, a son
of the late Harley and Viva (Bennett) Ameigh. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs
High School in Stevens Point in 1944.
He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. He served as a
While still in the Navy, he was married to Caroline Hintz on
Jan. 28, 1946, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point. The couple
celebrated 70 years together last January.
After his honorable discharge, he began a 24-year career at
the Whiting-Plover Paper Mill. He then joined the Soo Line Railroad, where he
worked until his retirement at the age of 62.
At the age of 65, he became a Realtor with Parker Realtors
(First Weber) until he retired again at the age of 81.
He was active in the community, spending more than 10 years
with the Boy Scouts as a leader. He served on the Stevens Point Planning
He sang in four different church choirs over the years.
He was also active in the senior citizens’ Retired Senior Volunteers Program
through Lincoln Center, going to schools with kites and cameras. He was active
in the anti-drug program called B.A.B.E.S., and the PAWS Program, going to
McKinley School, where the second-graders read to his dog, Casey.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion
Post 6, Wisconsin Realtors, St. Joseph Adult Choir and Holy Name Society, and
the Focal Point Camera Club.
Survivors include his wife, Caroline; two children, Mary Jo
Knuth, Wisconsin Rapids, and Donald (Mary) Ameigh, Junction City; nine grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Jean