Our Obituaries

Dorothy E. Reisner

September 4, 1923 - October 1, 2013

Dorothy E. Reisner, 90, of Marathon, formerly of Clark County, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 under the care of Interim Hospice at Marathon Assisted Living. She was born September 4, 1923 in Shortville in Clark County, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Clarence and Elsie (Dorst) Nowack. She married her first husband, Clarence Reisner and then her second husband, Edward Reisner. Both have preceded...
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Mary Ann Starzinski

February 20, 1928 - September 30, 2013

Mary Ann Starzinski, age 85, Marathon, died Monday, September 30, 2013 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at Kennedy Park Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Weston. Mary was born February 20, 1928 in the town of Scott, Lincoln County, Wis. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Angeline (Omelian) Sczygelski. Mary married John Starzinski on July 2, 1949 at Saint Francis Catholic...
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Alexander "Alex" A. Szymanski

December 25, 1920 - September 21, 2013

Alexander "Alex" A. Szymanski, 93, Marathon, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Marathon Assisted Living. He was born December 25, 1920 in the town of Cassel, son of the late Anton Sr. and Cecelia (Kalmajka) Szymanski. On August 19, 1947, he married Theresa Lemmer at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She survives. Alex...
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Roman "Romie" Andraska

April 1, 1919 - September 20, 2013

Roman "Romie" Andraska, 94, Wausau, passed away September 20, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice at the Wellington Place Assisted Living, Rib Mountain. Roman was born April 1, 1919, in Marshfield, WI, son of the late Henry and Hilda (Gonering) Andraska. He married Marcella Wenzel at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel, September 18, 1946. The couple just celebrated...
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Lavern I. Lang

January 27, 1938 - September 17, 2013

Lavern I. Lang, age 75, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born January 27, 1938 in Wausau, son of the late William and Dorothy (Lepak) Lang. On September 10, 1960 he married Sandra Vetter at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She survives. Lavern was a lifelong dairy farmer and drove school bus for Marathon School District for 22 years. He also worked for...
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Eline Nowak

June 27, 1924 - August 29, 2013

Eline Nowak, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. Eline was born in Wausau on June 27, 1924 to the late Chester and Helen Burke (Benson). In 1974 she married Michael Nowak. He survives. Eline was a CNA at St. Mary's Hospital for over 30 years before her retirement and was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Cassel. She loved to knit and...
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Angela A. Schilling

December 10, 1917 - August 27, 2013

Angela "Angie" A. Schilling, 95, Marathon, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born December 10, 1917 in Festina, Iowa, daughter of the late Bernard and Catherine (Brincks) Lechtenberg. Angela married her first husband, Bernard Schwamman on April 26, 1938 in Festina, Iowa, and married her second husband, Marvin Schilling on May 30, 1964 in Marathon. Both have...
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Albin Edwin Hornung

December 4, 1923 - August 4, 2013

Albin Edwin Hornung, age 89, former Marathon resident, passed away on August 4, 2013 at Cedar Ridge Elder Services in Schofield. He was born December 4, 1923, in the town of Marathon to the late Peter and Mary (Murr) Hornung. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Knoeck on October 21, 1950. She survives. Albin farmed in the town of Marathon, and later on raised ginseng on the original...
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Wilmer C. Braunel

December 23, 1927 - July 13, 2013

Wilmer "Tom" C. Braunel 85, Marathon, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home. He was born December 23, 1927 in Wausau, son of the late Edward and Louisa (Alhquist) Braunel. On September 12, 1953, he married Jean Preuss at the First English Lutheran Church, Wausau. She survives. Tom was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1951 until 1953. He was a member of the American...
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Vernon T. Fischer

May 30, 1922 - June 1, 2013

Vernon T. Fischer, 91, Marathon, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born May 30, 1922 in Edgar, son of the late Theodore and Mathilda (Berres) Fischer. On June 13, 1951, he married Donna Geib at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She survives. In 1945, Vernon and Donna built their farm in the town of Rib Falls, where they raised their family and farmed until...
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Sophie Sicklinger

November 9, 1916 - April 29, 2013

Sophie Sicklinger, 96, Marathon, died Monday April 29, 2013 at Wausau Manor under the care of AseraCare Hospice. She was born November 9, 1916, in Scranton, Penn., daughter of the late Carl and Valeria (Krajeswski) Sendzik. The Sendzik family homesteaded a farm in the Goodman area where Sophie was raised. At the age of 16 she moved to Chicago and worked at the Congress Hotel. While home on...
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Robert F. Seliger

December 3, 1966 - April 9, 2013

Robert "Bob" F. Seliger 46, Marathon, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born December 3, 1966 in Marathon, son of the late Melvin "Curly" and LouAnne (Vetter) Seliger. On June 28, 1997, he married Jaclyn Norton in Marathon. She survives. Bob was currently employed at Kersten Lumber in Birnamwood. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping,...
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Delores I. Hemmrich

March 7, 1925 - April 4, 2013

Delores I. Hemmrich 88, Wausau, formerly of Marathon, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Kennedy Park Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Weston. She was born March 7, 1925 in Wausau, daughter of the late Emil and Ruth (Beilke) Lemke. On August 10, 1946, she married Walter B. Hemmrich in Wausau. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2003....
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Mary E. Brzezinski

November 29, 1927 - March 21, 2013

Mary Brzezinski, the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend went home to God on Thursday March 21st 2013. She was 85 years old, born on November 29th 1927 in Marathon County, daughter of the late Michael Sr. and Mary (Semski) Nowak. Mary met the love of her life Adam Brzezinski (deceased) when she was about 3 years old. He saved her life by...
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Suzanne C. Berres

February 25, 1946 - February 25, 2013

Suzanne "Sue" Berres, 67, Marathon died Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born February 25, 1946 in Stevens Point, daughter of the late Chester and Florence (Tuszkowski) Nigbor. On October 12, 1968 she married Ronald Berres at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. He survives. For those who knew Sue she had a great passion for keeping her yard in perfect...
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Adeline E. Moser

May 16, 1920 - December 19, 2012

Adeline E.Moser, 92, Marathon, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born May 16, 1920 in the town of Cassel, daughter of the late Walter and Frances Ahrens. On September 23, 1944, she married Joseph L. Moser at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2003....
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Rudolph Alexander Poeske

February 16, 1915 - September 4, 2012

Beloved father and grandfather Rudolph Alexander Poeske, age 97, passed into eternal life at Aspirus Hospice House on September 4, 2012. Rudy was born in Wausau, on February 16, 1915 to Emil and Josephine (Stieber) Poeske. In 1935 Rudy married Lillian Goldbach at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon, and together, after the death of Lillian's parents in 1938 and 1940, they raised Lillian's seven...
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Jerome H. Stieber

September 30, 1931 - August 28, 2012

Jerome H. (Jerry) Stieber, age 80, of Marathon died on August 28, 2012 at Aspirus Hospice House after a battle with Alzheimer's disease and its complications. Most people knew Jerry as the Pharmacist and owner of Stieber Drug Store located in downtown Marathon.. Jerry was born September 30, 1931 in Marathon to Anton and Augusta (Blume) Stieber. He met Mary Ann Brunner of Shawano, a newly...
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Steven J. Heindl

July 8, 1953 - July 30, 2012

Steven J. Heindl, 59, San Jose, California, formerly of Marathon City, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Steven's greatest passion was always automotive repair. In his early years, he was co-owner of B-Mar Automotive in Marathon. He had a real sense of adventure and traveled throughout the U.S. until eventually settling in California, making San Jose his...
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Lucille Wilichowski

June 1, 1923 - July 22, 2011

Lucille Wilichowski 88, Marathon, died Friday July 22, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield. She was born June 1, 1923 in Rib Falls, daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Corda) Wilichowski. Lucille had been employed as a bookkeeper at Cassel Gardens Cheese Factory and later served as a housekeeper for 25 years with Father Charles Herbers in Cassel, Milladore, Boyd, Pittsville and Cooks...
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Marie M. Wiesman

August 3, 1925 - May 24, 2011

Marie M. (Bloechl) Wiesman, 85, of Marathon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau. Marie was born to the late John and Tressa Bloechl in Town of Schley on August 3, 1925. While growing up, she attended schools in Doering and Gleason. She first worked as a nanny and then at Silcrest in Wausau where she made friends with Margie Wiesman. Margie...
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Sophia Stella Stencil

May 3, 1906 - October 16, 2010

Sophia S. Stencil 104, Oshkosh, formerly of the town of Cleveland, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Parkview Health Center in Oshkosh She was born May 3, 1906 in the town of Emmet, daughter of the late Stanley and Katherine (Koptinski) Semski. Sophia married Louis S. Stencil on September 3, 1928 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the town of Cassel. He passed away September 1, 1973. She...
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Opal L. McCandless

October 16, 1922 - May 1, 2010

Opal L. McCandless 87, Marathon died Saturday, May 1, 2010 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 16, 1922 in Pontiac, Michigan, daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Rossman) Holsworth. On October 1, 1938 she married James W. McCandless in South Bend, Indiana. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1992. ...
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Andrew A. Hornung

November 17, 1950 - April 20, 2010

Andrew A. "Andy" Hornung 59, Marathon, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at his home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born November 17, 1950 in Marathon, son of the late George and Katherine (Volhard) Hornung. On September 8, 1973, he married Sandra McCandless at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She survives. Andy worked for Packaging Tape Inc. until his...
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Luke W. Schilling

September 19, 1916 - April 5, 2010

Luke W. Schilling 93, Marathon, died Monday, April 5, 2010 surrounded by his loving family at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born September 19, 1916 in Marathon, son of the late F. X. and Catherine (Deininger) Schilling. On June 24, 1944 he married Grace McHugh at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Halder. She survives. Luke worked for the former American Can Company, was an insurance agent and...
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Anna C. Muelling

August 12, 1943 - January 21, 2010

Anna C. Muelling 66, Marathon, died Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born August 12, 1943 in Phillips, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Puskarich) Korab. On October 5, 1963, she married William Muelling in Phillips. He survives. Anna retired from Graphic Packaging, Wausau, just three weeks ago. Among her many interests, she enjoyed crocheting, camping and...
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Anna Mae Heil

May 19, 1934 - November 5, 2009

Anna Mae Heil 75, Marathon, died Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born May 19, 1934 in Wausau, daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Hoffman) Stieber. Anna married Frank Heil on May 20, 1953, at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau. Anna served as a former financial secretary for the Catholic Order of Foresters and the National Catholic Society of Foresters, as well...
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Lorraine M. Krautkramer

November 5, 1922 - October 13, 2009

Lorraine M. Krautkramer 86, Marathon, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. She was born November 5, 1922 in Marathon, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Murr) Hornung. On August 20, 1946, she married Arnold Krautkramer at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He survives. For many years, she worked evenings at Marathon Cheese Corp. and was a member of St....
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Joanna Michlig

July 18, 1909 - October 5, 2009

Joanna Michlig 100, Edgar, died Monday, October 5, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Miller Country Care, Edgar. She was born July 18, 1909 in the town of Rietbrock, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Urmanski)Soczka. On October 3, 1933 she married Ignatz "Nick" Michlig at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel. He preceded her in death. Joanna farmed with...
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Irene A. Stubinski

February 3, 1926 - July 30, 2009

Irene A. Stubinski 83, formerly of Marathon, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice, Wausau. She was born February 3, 1926 in Chicago, daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Jerz. On February 19, 1944 she married John Sondelski in Chicago. He preceded her in death on January 15, 1981. On February 20, 1987 she married Frank Stubinski in Knowlton. He preceded...
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Helen E. Reaume

November 28, 1946 - July 12, 2009

Helen E. Reaume62, town of Hamburg, died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at her home. She was born November 28, 1946 in Monroe, Mich., daughter of the late Frederick and Chesterine (Lewandowski) Sheldon. Among her many interests, Helen enjoyed watching movies, gardening and was an avid bird lover.Survivors include, her daughter, Tiffany (Brett) Chesney, Marathon; her son, Timothy Reaume, Wausau; her...
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Raymond C. Rajek

October 18, 1924 - June 13, 2009


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Bonnie Ann Karlen

August 6, 1962 - May 9, 2009

Bonnie Ann Karlen, 46, Marathon, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at her home. She was born August 6, 1962 in Wausau, the daughter of Myron and Mary Ann (Bulczak) Karlen of Marathon. Bonnie was a 1980 graduate of Marathon High School. She most recently became co-owner of the Good Times Bar and Grill, Marathon. Among her many interests, she enjoyed camping, cooking out, riding her Harley Davidson...
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Alois Seubert

October 31, 1905 - May 1, 2009

Alois "Younga" Seubert, 103, Marathon, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born October 31, 1905 to the late John and Frances (Beyer) Seubert in the Town of Cassel. On June 8, 1931 he married Esther Dehlinger at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She preceded him in death June 11, 1994. In his younger years he worked as a logger in Upper Michigan. Later, after...
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Verna E. H. Hanke

August 23, 1917 - April 27, 2009

Verna E. H. Hanke 91, Marathon joined her husband, Lawrence, in eternal rest on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1917 in the town of Stettin, daughter of the late Carl and Albertina (Roeder) Steidinger. On October 26, 1935, she married Lawrence H. Hanke at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Stettin. He preceded her in death on January 4, 1979. ...
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Nora T. Hall

November 4, 1918 - April 23, 2009

Nora T. Hall 90, Marathon, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Marywood Convalescent Center, Wausau. She was born November 4, 1918 in Marathon, daughter of the late Herman Sr. and Frances (Blume) Hornung. On June 11, 1946, she married Julius J. Hall at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death on December 24, 1997. ...
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Wayne A. Szymanski

May 8, 1948 - April 14, 2009

Wayne A. Szymanski 60, 2402 South Mountain Road, Wausau died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born May 8, 1948 in Wausau son of Alex and Theresa (Lemmer) Szymanski, Marathon. On March 16, 1989 he married Sandy Juhlke in Daytona Beach, Florida. She survives. Wayne was the district manager for Combined Insurance Company of America for more than 38 years. Some of his...
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Glenda Lepak

July 28, 1938 - April 2, 2009

Glenda Lepak 70, Marathon, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 surrounded by her loving family after a year long courageous battle with cancer. Glenda was born July 28, 1938 in Illinois, daughter of Lee and Betty Hicks. She attended grade school and high school in Milwaukee. On October 5, 1957 she and Marlin Lepak were married at Sacred Heart Parish in the town of Cassel. The couple made...
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Esther F. Vetter

January 10, 1908 - February 22, 2009

Esther F. Vetter 101, a former Marathon resident, died Sunday February 22, 2009, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at the Miller Country Home, Edgar. She was born January 10, 1908 in Marathon, daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine (Knauf) Hornung. On June 15, 1936 she married Jacob Vetter in Marathon. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1990. At 16 years of age...
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Vilas J. Zimmerman, Sr.

May 23, 1933 - February 5, 2009

Vilas J. Zimmerman, Sr., 75, Marathon, died Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau. He was born May 23, 1933 in town of Kronenwetter, son of the late August and Bertha (Schmidt) Zimmerman. On June 27, 1959 he married Wanda Tesch at Our Savior Evangelical Church, Wausau. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War. Vilas worked at Marathon...
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Tammy Hornung

September 14, 1968 - January 11, 2009

Tammy J. Hornung 40, Edgar, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at her home. She was born September 14, 1968 in Edgar, daughter of Wallace and Arlene (Knoll) Stencil. On July 23, 1994 she married Kevin Hornung at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. He survives. Tammy was currently employed at Cardiovascular Associates, Wausau. Some of her hobbies included camping, fishing and playing board games. ...
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Mary T. Adamski

March 17, 1929 - January 10, 2009

Mary T. Adamski 79, Marathon, died Saturday January 10, 2009 at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born March 17, 1929, in the town of Cassel, daughter of the late Anton and Anna (Bargender) Skrzypchak. On October 19, 1948, she married Edwin Adamski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel. He preceded her in death March 29, 1962. On November 24, 1973, she married Clarence Adamski at...
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Phillip J. Gassner

October 2, 1933 - January 1, 2009

Phillip J. Gassner 75, Marathon, died Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born October 2, 1933 in Wausau, son of the late Phillip and Hildegard (Volhard) Gassner. Phillip worked as a dairy farmer and enjoyed playing cards. Survivors include his brother, Lawrence (Catherine) Gassner, Wausau; nephews, Mark Gassner and Jerome Gassner, both of Wausau; nieces, Theresa...
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