Terry "Bucket" Piller, of Antigo, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. He was 65 years old. He was born on January 8, 1950 in Antigo, a son of the late Othello "Stub" and Gladys (Fischer) Piller.
He graduated from Antigo High School and proudly served in the United States Army from June 24, 1970 to February 21, 1972 having served in Vietnam.
Mr. Piller was a member of the Leland Tollefson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2653.
He had a love for sports and will be remembered for his athletic abilities on the basketball court at Antigo High School.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, telling stories about his catches at "Lard Lake".
His pride and joy was his daughter, Amanda.
Survivors include daughter, Amanda (Kyle Larson) Piller of Evansville; two brothers, Michael (Joyce) Piller of Antigo and Gary (Mary) Piller of Antigo.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Antigo veterans will conduct Military Honors at the funeral home following the service.
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Gary, Mike, and family, I just heard about Terry and am so sorry. My thoughts are with you. I hadn't seen Terry for several years, but we certainly had some great times in the past!
Mike, Gary and Amanda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Terry will be missed by all of us.
Terry was a good friend with my brother Tom. I hope they are sharing hunting stories.
My husband, son and I had the great pleasure to get to know your dad over the last 15 years. We thank God for the blessing he was in our lives. We will miss our long conversations around the campfire. Not a visit wet by that he did not gush with pride when speaking of his pride and joy, his daughter. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan, Jenny & Jack Thom Family
Gary and Mike and Amanda~I will always remember Terry as a gentle soul. I have very fond memories of him, although I didn't see him for many years after high school. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed.
Gary & Mike & Terry's family my condolences on the passing of "Bucket" he was 8 yrs younger but I grew up w/you two. He just started to live but looks like he was needed elsewhere, if I come back to the homeland for the 55th reunion I hope to look you up! Our thoughts & prayers are for him & with you all.
My heart is with you Amanda. We have some pretty great guardian angels now.
To the pillar family am very so for your loss terry will be missed...
Pat and Teresa Carley wish to send our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Pat spent many hours fishing with Buckets over the last 15 years and Pat will miss all of the stories and in-sight he had to caching "the great ones!"