Died: 12 April 2022
Amiel L. Hepp, 83 years, Algoma, passed away at home, 12 April 2022, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on 4 October 1938 to Blanche (Wermuth) and Louis ‘Max’ Hepp in Mauston, WI. After graduating from Mauston High School in 1956, he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. After a brief stint in the Air Force, he attended the UW –Whitewater to secure his teaching degree. Amiel continued his education, receiving a master’s degree from UW-La Crosse. He married the love of his life, Sue Televik on 12 August 1961 in the oldest Scandinavian Methodist Church in the world, Cambridge, WI.
Amiel taught physics and chemistry from 1961 to 1994 at Muscoda, Spring Green, and Algoma High Schools. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his knowledge with his students and working with them as their advisor for extracurricular activities. After retiring from teaching, he worked at WS Packing Group in research and development for 14 years.
He served as a part time police deputy for the City of Algoma until November 1998. For several years, he served as a radiological officer for Kewaunee County Emergency Government. He also spent 23+ years as an Emergency Medical Technician for Algoma Fire and Rescue. Amiel served as Worshipful Master at the Algoma F&AM Masonic Lodge, which later merged with the Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge in Sturgeon Bay.
Amiel was an avid reader and could converse on any subject. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing with his son Erik and friends. Amiel was a diehard Badger football fan, attending all home games with his wife Sue, and traveling with fans to Hawaii, Pasadena, CA, and Florida for the Rose Bowl and championship games.
During spring and fall, Wednesday nights were spent at Black Ash Gun Club shooting trap with the guys. He greatly enjoyable traveling with his family and with the Algoma Community Band. Travels included Norway to see relatives, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Ireland, and several states in the USA.
His family was his pride and joy. He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Kari Eggert (Rodd) and son Erik (Karen), his grandchildren Christopher and Alyssa Eggert, Nic Eggert (Christina), Alaina Noll (Brandon), and sister-in-law, Bernice Kreisler. Amiel was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in law Emma Brazeau, Millie Sherer, Mary Rue, and brothers-in-law Bill Brazeau, Clint Sherer, Richard Rue, Ray Televik, and Knute Televik.
There will be a public visitation, Monday, April 18th at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Pastor Dale Eggert will have a prayer service and a personal tribute for Amiel at 7:15 PM with a Masonic Lodge service to follow at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, April 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rankin with service to follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating. Private burial at a later date.
The family would like to thank the Unity Hospice team for their support, Pastor Chris Jackson for his caring and comforting words, and many friends for their prayers and support during this very challenging and difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be given to the Algoma Community Band, St. John’s Lutheran Church, or Algoma Fire and Rescue.
Amiel is pictured in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 192 in a four generation picture with his grandmother, his mother, and his daughter. He is listed on page 213 with his parents, his wife Susan and his children and grandchildren. Amiel is a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Friedericka, Amiel, Blanche, and Amiel.