Manuel L. “Manny” Macrafic, 61, of Camp Douglas, died on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
Manuel was the son of John and Eileen (Madison) Macrafic and was born on Oct. 29, 1957 in Tomah. He was a 1975 graduate of the New Lisbon High School. After high school he served in the United States Air Force and then in the United States Army.
Manuel worked for many years at the Toro Company in Tomah retiring in October of 2017. Manuel was united in marriage to Patricia L. Schaefer on July 17, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Camp Douglas.
Manuel loved to tinker with things in his garage. He enjoyed gardening and helping Patty with the canning of the veggies. He also had his personal asparagus patch. Manuel was active in the pool, dart, and horseshoe leagues. Good or bad he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and his family requests that people attending the visitation wear their Packer clothing. He enjoyed deer hunting. Manuel and Patty enjoyed going to auctions and going to antique shops. Manuel loved his dogs Sadie and Tia.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Patricia of Camp Douglas; daughters, Mandy (Mark) Brockman of Mauston, and Samantha Williams of Pleasant View, Tennessee; and son, John “BJ” Macrafic of Camp Douglas; by his parents, John and Eileen Macrafic of Camp Douglas; his sister, Christy Peterson of Jefferson; his twin brother, Michael “Muggs” (Gina Krupa) Macrafic of Necedah; and by nine grandchildren; a special little friend, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Daniel Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 215 Douglas St., Camp Douglas. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Hare Funeral Home, 217 W. Pearl St., New Lisbon, and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with full Military Honors by the Camp Douglas American Legion post #133, will be in the Camp Douglas Village Cemetery. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Online condolences are available at harefuneralhome.com.