Gordon Charles Schubring, 91, of Merrill passed away on November 10, 2021 at Aspirus Hospital of Wausau.
He was born August 19, 1930 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Richard and Marie (Schmidt) Schubring. Gordon was confirmed in the very first confirmation class of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on May 20, 1945, graduated in 1949 from Wausau High School and honorably served his country from 1950 – 1954 in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant on the B-36 Peacemaker.
On June 30, 1956 Gordon married Mavis Henkelman at St. Luke’s Church and together raised their 4 children.
Gordon started his career at Marathon Corporation as a pressman and retired from James River Corporation with 37 years of continuous service.
He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, snowmobiling, and was a talented woodworker making beautiful furniture, cedar chests, rocking horses and many other items. Gordon was a bowler his entire life, and rolled a game of over 200 a few weeks ago. His military service was recognized with an “Honor Flight” in September 2016. He also spent many pleasant moments with his neighbor Ron Evans and with his fishing buddy Ron Woelfle. He was a dedicated family man, spent many years helping at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and will be missed by many.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mavis; children, Kurt (DeAnn) Schubring of Wausau, Janine (Maurice) Wolfe of Wausau, Terese (Ric) Alcantara of Wausau and Wade (Laura) Schubring of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Karen (Doug Zongker) Kaufman, Joe (Robert Alderman) Kaufman, Elliott Alcantara, Tamika (Shane) Sanders, Allison (Andy) Beyerl, Brianna (Clint) Iczkowski, Patrick (Nik King) Alcantara, Morgan (Neil Long) Schubring and Nathan Schubring; great-grandchildren, Connor Sanders and Emilia Sanders; brother, Allan (Marge) Schubring and many in-laws, relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 siblings.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Monday, November 15 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 703 Flieth St., with visitation from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the church. Military Honors will follow the church service and interment will take place in the Restlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.Helke.com