Justin Schroepfer, former Antigo resident, currently living in Rhinelander, died while attempting to save struggling swimmers on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Marquette, Michigan. He was 24 years old. He was born on March 5, 1992 in Sparta, the son of Kevin and Connie (Bartelt) Schroepfer of Antigo.
Justin’s priorities in life were his Christian faith and family which included the love of his life and fiancée, Suzy Solin.
He attended Peace Lutheran grade school, was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 2010 and attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point where he was recruited to play baseball. After two years at Stevens Point, he transferred to Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he received a bachelor degree in accounting in December 2014. Justin was currently employed at Wipfli CPA’s & Consultants in Rhinelander.
Justin was a true outdoorsman with a passion for fly fishing, downhill snow skiing, kayaking, hunting deer and grouse, and golfing. He was blessed with many accomplishments in baseball competing at the state level in Little League and Legion baseball. He lettered in baseball three years at Antigo High School.
Survivors including his parents are a sister, Kayla Schroepfer and her fiancée Kit Ehrhardt, Milwaukee; Justin’s fiancée Suzy Solin, currently a student with UW Madison wisPACT; maternal grandparents, Gene and Sharon Bartelt of Wausau; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Judy Schroepfer of Antigo; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Thiel of Wausau; an aunt, Laurie Bartelt of Wausau; three uncles, Brad (Angela) Bartelt of Wausau, Jay (Ann) Schroepfer of Birnamwood, Terry (Cheryl) Schroepfer of Chippewa Falls; many cousins and friends including Suzy’s parents Don and Kathy Solin of Deerbrook.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm at Bradley Funeral Home and Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church.