Emma May Wontor

Jan 02, 1928 - Jan 23, 2021

age 93, of Amberg, died peacefully Saturday January 23, 2021. She was born on January 2, 1928 in Kansas City, KA to Otto and Bessie (Curtis) Wolff. She was a child when they moved to Amberg and graduated from Amberg High School in 1946. After marrying Julius “Bill” Wontor on August 17, 1946, they moved to Chicago for careers and later to Milwaukee until retiring in 1983 and moved back to Amberg. Emma was a devoted wife, dedicated mother and lived her entire life with strong Christian values.

She and Bill enjoyed vacationing in the Florida Keys, Alaska and numerous family fishing trips to Canada. She always enjoyed spending time with and spoiling the grandchildren. She crocheted over 70 afghans for family members and loved her Milwaukee Brewers. Emma may be remembered by some as a prankster and a “cut-up” but nearly all will remember her carrot cake and mayonnaise potato salad.

Emma is survived by her three sons: Ron (Nola) of Amberg, Jim (Shari) of Mequon, and Bryan (Melany) of Richland Center; two sisters: Norma and Juanita; brother-in-law, Ed; sister-in-law, Helen; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years; five brothers: Otto Jr “Boots”, Andy, Emil, Harold, and Marty; three sisters: Evelyn, Laona, and Iletta.

A private family graveside service will be held in the Amberg Cemetery.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Emma’s family.

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Teresa Blake

Grandma Emma was a role model for us all. I am a better person because I knew her. She was invested in all of her grandchildren in a way that made each of us feel special. She will be sorely missed. We all loved her sense of humor as much as her potato salad. Luv you bunches Grandma Teresa

Clifford and Lila Teachout

Emma was a lovely Christian lady. We enjoyed having her attend Faith Baptist Church in Beecher and fellowship with us. She was always kind and friendly and cheerful. She showed by her life and faithfulness that she loved the Lord Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cliff and Lila Teachout

Don & Karen Shingledecker

Such a special, sweet lady and friend!. We loved Emma and her spunky nature, her love of family and friends, and her love for Jesus. We sorrow in her passing, but we rejoice she is in Heaven with the Lord, and her dear husband, Bill. We will pray for her family at this time.

Vanderwarf Debra

Thankful for the years we had with Emma at Faith Baptist Church. Our chats would often include the bears getting on the deck to the bird feeders :-) Her cute giggle was very sweet<3 She has been missed!!

Les and Charlene Ollila

Grieving with you in your great loss. Emma was such a special lady and we loved her. Are so sorry for the heartache her absence will leave, but above all, we know she is with her Saviour who she loved and served with her sweet kindness to everyone she knew. What a sweet and caring lady who will be missed!

Jolene (Fisher) Platz

Dear Ron, Jim, Bryan, and families, I was so sorry to hear about dear Emma's passing, though I rejoice in her homecoming. I'm teary as I think about the many ways she impacted our family's life, as well as mine, personally -- Her infectious smile and laugh, her warm and generous hospitality, her servant's heart and thoughtful ways were all part of Emma's loving influence, and I thank the Lord for the friendship between our families that began all those years ago. One of my most precious memories of Emma was when as our Sunday School teacher she helped us memorize Romans 8:31-39. Thinking of all of you so warmly, and praying His peace and comfort are yours, now and always.