Our Obituaries

Gloria Lewis

July 18, 2017

Gloria D. Lewis, 66, Weston, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.
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Edna Fletcher

December 7, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Edna (Braatz) Fletcher, 84, Birnamwood, went into the presence of the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born at her family homestead in the Town of Stettin on December 7, 1932 to the late Emil and Elizabeth (Wolter) Braatz. She married the love of her life, Dalbert Fletcher, on September 24, 1955 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in...
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Judith Morey

July 17, 2017

Judie Ann (Newman) Morey, 71, of Athens, passed away on July 17, 2017. Judie is survived by her husband, Rodney; her two sons, Lorne Morey of Wheatland, WI and Chris Morey of Pleasant Prairie, WI; one daughter, Glenda Morey of Paddock Lake, WI; along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene (Dziewiatkowski) Newman. A...
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Robert Plisch

June 16, 1921 - July 16, 2017

Robert Plisch, 96, passed away July 16, 2017 at Stone Crest Residence. He was born June 16, 1921 to the late Walter and Eleanor (Braun) Plisch and grew up on a farm in the Town of Rib Falls. He attended Athens High School and 1st University of Wisconsin Extension classes, held at Horace Mann and staffed by traveling University professors. He went on to attend the University of Madison. Bob...
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Louis Carter

July 10, 2017

Louis Carter, 92, of Weston, passed away July 10, 2017 at Pride TLC surrounded by his children. Louie was born on August 4, 1924 at his family homestead in Kronenwetter, WI. Louie was one of nine children of John and Mary Karter. Louie served in the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II as a mechanic in England, France, and Germany. He told stories of his motorcycle in France and loading...
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Robert Rybarczyk

July 7, 2017

Robert "Bob" Rybarczyk, 79, of Schofield, passed away on July 7, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Wausau on February 20, 1938 to the late Henry and Helen (Letarski) Rybarczyk. He married the love of his life Gloria Oleson on June 24, 1961 in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Bob served his Country honorably in the United States Army. He enjoyed golfing,...
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Robert Wunsch

June 30, 2017

Robert Orville Wunsch, age 88 of Weston passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Aspirus Hospice House on June 30, 2017. He was born to Bernard and Clara (Hayes) Wunsch on April 30, 1929. Bob married Diane (Held) Wunsch on October 21, 1977 in Stevens Point, WI. He worked for JI Case (Drott) until his retirement in 1999. Bob enjoyed watching football, baseball, the history channel...
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Henrietta Gaulke

April 25, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Henrietta G. Gaulke, 95, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Henrietta was born in Athens, Wisconsin to the late William and Clara (Auner) Schmitt on April 25, 1922. She married John Gaulke Sr. on September 28, 1940. He preceded her in death in 2002. Henrietta was a woman of strong Christian faith and truly tried to walk in the way of our...
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Martha Hovet

May 16, 1927 - June 28, 2017

Martha Hovet, 90, of Wausau passed away on June 28, 2017 at Copperleaf Assisted Living. Martha was born on May 16, 1927 in Fargo, ND to the late Henry and Anna (Fichtner) Kleven. She married Marvin D. Hovet on March 29, 1947 in Moorehead, MN. Mavin preceded Martha in death on December 21, 1997. Martha loved to bowl, do crossword puzzles, shop, read and especially spend time with her family. ...
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Harvey Mathwick

May 14, 1927 - June 27, 2017

Harvey, 90, of Willard, passed away on June 27, 2017 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. The son of Elvin and Amy (Johnson) Mathwick, Harvey was born in Wausau on May 14, 1927. Harvey worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 42 years, starting as a part-time letter carrier, he rose to management and became the director of customer service. Harvey was the area Vice President of the...
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Lois Frostman

January 7, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Lois A. Frostman, 85, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wellington Place of Wausau, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Wausau on January 7, 1932 to the late Dr. J.L. and Ethel (Plisch) Brandt. Lois went on to marry Guy Frostman in Redwing, MN on June 14, 1950. Guy preceded her in death on June 18, 2001. In 1947 Frostman Fish Market opened its doors, in 1960...
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Walline Sikorski

May 5, 1965 - June 22, 2017

Walline Jo Sikorski, 52 of Mosinee passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was born in Wausau on May 5, 1965 to Wallace and Margaret (Dentler) Wadzinski. Walline enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and was a huge supporter of the U.S. Military and most importantly of her son SGT Clint Sikorski, who died tragically on Army Base eight years ago. Most important to Walline...
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Paul Kernosky

September 3, 1963 - June 17, 2017

Paul Joseph Kernosky, 53, of De Pere, died unexpectedly at his home from an unknown medical complication, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born in Ironwood, Michigan on September 3, 1963 to James and Marilyn (Rock) Kernosky. He shares this day with his twin brother, Peter. After graduating from Wausau East High School in 1982, Paul went on to get a degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment...
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Carroll Pieper

June 9, 2017

Carroll William Pieper passed away June 9, 2017 at the age of 89 at Gardenside Crossing at North Central Health Care in Wausau. Carroll was born to the late Walter and Ann (Rosentreter) Pieper on December 11, 1927 in Brokaw, the oldest of four siblings. He imersed himself completely in everything that he did growing up including his studies, working in the family garden, and hunting and fishing...
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Ernest Martin

November 10, 1935 - June 4, 2017

Ernest J. Martin, 81, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Ernie was born on November 10, 1935 to the late Theodore and Martha (Danczyk) Martin in Wausau. At the age of nine years old, he met his childhood sweetheart, Frances Barwick. They were married on October 20, 1956 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. Together they shared 56 years of marriage until the time of Frances'...
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Margaret Holmes

June 1, 2017

Margaret Irene Holmes, 96, of Rothschild, WI, formerly of Creve Coeur, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 1, 2017 under the care of Aspirus Hospice. Family surrounded her. Margaret was born December 5, 1920, in Macomb, IL, daughter of the late Perry and Mamie (Lindsey) Stewart. On June 26, 1939, Margaret married John R. Holmes in Canton, MO. Margaret was a charter member of...
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Joan Stueber

June 19, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Joan Stueber, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after a well lived life of family, activities and contributions to the community. Joan was born on June 19, 1927, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Robert and Marie Peterson. She graduated from Westfield High School in New Jersey, moved to Wisconsin with her family in 1945, and received an English degree from the University of...
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Herman Juedes

August 8, 1922 - May 27, 2017

Herman "Bud" Juedes, 94, of Weston, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab of Weston. Bud was born August 8, 1922 to the late Herman and Anna (Radke) Juedes, Sr. He later met and married Lorraine Radtke on July 19, 1947. Together, they shared 66 years of marriage until her death in 2014. He proudly served our country in WWII in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion...
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Violet Zinsmeister

May 27, 2017

Violet Mae "Jerry" Zinsmeister, Age 92, of Wausau, died May 27, 2017 at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice House. Jerry was born in Milwaukee on April 19, 1925 to the late Herbert and Rose (Krause) Koglin. She married Robert Frank Zinsmeister on June 14, 1947. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Milwaukee County Hospital with a nursing degree on June 7, 1947. In 1966, Jerry retired from...
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Mary Baynes

May 26, 2017

Mary Therese Baynes (nee Riordan) died peacefully at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, IL on Friday, May 26, 2017 after a seven-year struggle with Dementia. She was 64 years old. Mary is survived by her husband, John Baynes; her children, Robert (Holly) Baynes of Omaha, NE, Elizabeth Baynes of Atlanta, GA and Patrick Baynes of Philadelphia, PA; and her siblings, Tom (Mary -Kate) Riordan, Anne (Kevin...
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Jack Seehafer

September 18, 1958 - May 23, 2017

Jack D. Seehafer, 58, of Wausau, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Jack was born in Wausau on September 18, 1958 to the late Herbert and Jeanette (Heyer) Seehafer. Although Jack lived a quiet and simple life, he was passionate about the things he enjoyed. Jack enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a sports fan; always cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin...
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James Gerum

May 23, 2017

Jim has gone to be with the love of his life Doris who has preceded him in death. They are now together forever and playing cards to their hearts content. Jim is survived by his children, Mary (Ray), Tim (Missy), Beth (Frank) step children, Rhonda (David), Scott (Connie), Sue and Debbie. He is survived by many grandchildren and especially his grandson Casey who was a great help to him in his...
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Virginia Gosch

January 31, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Virginia Madeline Gosch, age 93 of Wausau, WI, passed away peacefully Sunday May 21, 2017. Virginia (known has Dolly by family & Ginny by friends) was born January 31, 1924, to the late Frank & Gertrude (Schloegel) Kullmann, in Philadelphia, PA. Virginia grew up & enjoyed her childhood & teen life in PA., until she joined the U.S. Navy Waves in 1944; then to "Boot Camp" at Hunter College, Bronx...
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Roseanne Backes

May 21, 2017

Rosanne Backes, 87, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Roseanne was born on December 4, 1929 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, to the late Frederick and Edna (Schroeder) Bork. During her high school years, she met and found the love of her life, Jerome Backes. They married on June 22, 1951 in Dubuque, Iowa. Rosanne...
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Beverly Brainard

May 20, 2017

Beverly J. Brainard, "Age is a number and mine is unlisted," died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital, Weston, surrounded by family. Bev was born October 24th to Leon and Gladys Flynn in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Bev graduated from Regis High School, formerly St. Patrick's, in Eau Claire in 1944. Bev met and married Robert K. Brainard of Durand, Wisconsin on September 2,...
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Kathy Lewitzke

May 18, 2017

Kathy S. Lewitzke, age 53, of Wausau died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Kathy was born in Wausau on July 19, 1963 to Edward and Mary Ellen (Boehm) Schreiber Jr. She attended Newman High School and married her high school sweetheart, Mark Lewtizke, on September 12, 1987. Kathy earned her associates degree in nursing at NTC. She then pursued a 30 plus year career...
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Yvonne Mann

May 14, 2017

Yvonne "Johnie" Mann, 87, of Merrill, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. She was born in Waupaca on August 23, 1929 to the late Arnold and Lucille (Smith) Johnson. She married William L. Mann on December 22, 1950. He preceded her in death. Johnie graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a former member of the Board of...
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Clarence Neu, Jr

February 3, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Clarence R. "Bub" Neu Jr., 82, of Weston, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston. He is now resting in the arms of his Lord & Savior. Bub was born on February 3, 1935 in Cobban, Chippewa County, Wis., to the late Clarence R. and Mary (Koehler) Neu, Sr. He graduated from Superior Senior High before joining the Army National Guard and lived at rural...
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Leo Olbrantz

March 7, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Leo L. Olbrantz, 89, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Pride TLC in Weston, WI. Leo was born March 7, 1928 in Wausau, WI to the late Bernard Olbrantz Sr. and Rose (Kardoch). On August 12, 1950 he married Marion Ruf and they were married 56 years. Marion preceded Leo in death on May 23, 2006. Leo was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in December 16, 1947 and was a member of the VFW...
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Verona Dalsky

April 29, 2017

Verona B. Dalsky "Auntie", 90, of Marathon, passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on April 19, 1927 to Bernadine & Joseph Dalsky and grew up in the Town of Castle. For more than 40 years she worked at Aspirus Hospital as an Enviornmental Services Aide. She was a staple in the community known for bike riding with her schnauzer dogs. She also enjoyed...
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Meagan Braun

December 12, 1987 - April 24, 2017

Meagan Rae Braun died in her home on April 24, 2017 in Weston, WI after a long and difficult battle with chronic illness. She was 29 years old. Meagan was born on December 12, 1987 in Marshfield, WI to her parents Jolaine and Duane Braun. She graduated from Medford Area Senior High in 2006. She was engaged to John Beach in 2013. Meagan enjoyed taking care of her family and was an amazing,...
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Benjamin Kloth

April 22, 2017

Benjamin A. Kloth, 45, of Wausau, passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on January 5th 1972 in the town of Merrill, Wisconsin to Frank and Patricia Kloth. Ben graduated from Merrill High School and honorably served in the United States Navy as a SN-9700 from 1991 until later honorably discharged in 1996. He saw action during the Persian Gulf War while stationed on the USS Leahy. He received...
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Norma Kemerling

April 18, 2017

Here's to Norma who arrived on this earth as the second child born to Wave Bell (Starks) Moist and Edward Harvey Moist (Her dad called her "Stub"). Graced at birth with "two teeth and a veil," such features gave her an intuitive sense and ability to read people. She was married to Hubert Clifford "Baldy" Kemerling for 59 years during which time they were blessed with two sons, Jim Kemerling...
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Arthur Kimbel

March 14, 1947 - April 7, 2017

Lt. Col. Arthur (Art) Harvey Kimbel, 70, passed away at home on April 7, 2017. Art was born on March 14, 1947 in Racine, Wisconsin to the late Major Harvey and Hazel (Severson) Kimbel. Art graduated from William Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin in 1965 and from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1970 with a major in Pharmacy. Art was a member of Kappa Psi Fraternity ...
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James Seehafer

November 29, 1942 - April 5, 2017

James "Jim" D. Seehafer,74, Wausau, died Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017, in his home of natural causes. James was born Nov. 29th, 1942, in Wausau, WI, and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as an industrial engineer at Greenheck Fan Corp. and Wausau Homes. He was also a former head of the local Society of Manufacturing Engineers and had a lifelong love of Wausau and the surrounding area. Jim...
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Robert Gaffney

April 3, 2017

Bob was born and raised in Marshfield, WI and moved to Wausau shortly after graduating from Marshfield HS in 1969. In Wausau (Rib Mt), he started his own body shop business as a teenager. There, he met his best friend and love of his life; Bob and Wendy were married in 1978 and soon after, had their only son Justin. Together Bob and Wendy ran a handful of successful businesses and most...
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Karen Zriny

May 27, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Karen J Zriny, age 69, of Schofield died on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House with her family at her side. Karen was born in Manitowoc on May 27, 1947 to the late Roy and Beatrice (Rusch) Kramer. She graduated from Manitowoc High School and then went on to UW Oshkosh where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Education and masters in guidance and counseling. She married...
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Mary Jane Vullings

August 28, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Mary Jane Vullings, 89, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She was born August 28, 1927 to the late August and Elvira (Lussenden) Stark. Mary Jane married William Vullings, Sr. on June 5, 1948. Together they shared 57 years of marriage. Mary Jane was cofounder of Vullings Flowers and was an accomplished florist, where perfection and...
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Jason Weiland

February 12, 1977 - March 22, 2017

Jason T. Weiland, age 40, of Kronenwetter died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Jason was born on February 12, 1977 in Wausau to Thomas Weiland and Eileen Denfeld. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1995 and then went on to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice from North Central Technical College in 1998. He married Kara Mohr at First United Methodist Church on September 6, 2003. Together...
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Dianne Look

March 22, 2017

Dianne "Dee-Dee" Look, 67, will be dearly missed by family, friends, and community members. She saw hundreds of people every day as manager at the Rothschild branch of Marathon Savings Bank. She had a smile and kind words for everyone. There wasn't a single person she met that didn't love her. She will be missed most by her family: her husband, Bob; her daughter, Christy Bleu (Schlosser), and...
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Sara Quirt-Sann

March 22, 2017

Sara H. Quirt-Sann, 43, of Wausau, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sara was born September 15, 1973 in Marshfield to Robert and Gerri (Heide) Quirt. She attended John Muir Middle School, Wausau East High School, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received her doctorate at Valparaiso Law School. She married her husband, Scott W. Sann on April 3, 2009. Sara worked very hard to have...
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Eleanore Feltz

December 18, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Eleanore R. Feltz was born on December 18, 1927 and was graciously adopted into the loving family of John and Margaret Kreidler of Fond du Lac, WI. Her time in Fond du Lac was limited; the depression forced the family to move to Fenwood, WI. She spent 16 years there with her family, attending school and farming. After a tornado hit the farm and destroyed the barn, the family again was facing a...
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Yvonne Henning

February 25, 1945 - March 12, 2017

Yvonne (Vonnie) A. Henning, 72, of Wausau, passed away March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family at Aspirus Hospital after a battle with cancer. Yvonne was born on February 25, 1945 to the late Herbert and Charlotte (Parker) Peterson in the Town of Wheaton, WI. She attended school in Chippewa Falls, WI. She graduated from UW Stout where she met and fell in love with her spouse of 50 years,...
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Elizabeth Peters

March 10, 2017

Elizabeth S. Peters, 90, passed away March 15, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with her daughter by her side. Elizabeth was born on January 14, 1927 to the late Frank and Mollie (Stahl) Schmeling. She graduated from Wausau High in 1945 and received her accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1949. Upon moving back to Wausau, she met her late husband of 35 years, Henry M...
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Donna DeByle

March 10, 2017

Donna Rose DeByle, 75, of Wausau, passed away on March 10, 2017, at St. Clare's Hospital, following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Donna was born to Lloyd and Wardena Berray in Fond du Lac, WI. Donna graduated from Phillips High School, and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from UW-Superior. She taught music to elementary students...
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Monica Steckbauer

March 8, 2017

Monica (Kautza) Steckbauer of Weston died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital. She was born October 6, 1924 in Aniwa, Wisconsin to the late Henry and Josephine Kautza. On November 12, 1947 she married George B. Steckbauer. Monica was a devoted wife and mother, and was passionate about her faith and service to God. She volunteered thousands of hours to help others in need and support...
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Wilton Zahrt

March 8, 2017

Wilton Zahrt, 90, of Wausau, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Our House. Willie was born September 23, 1926 to the late Emil and Esther (Strehlow) Zahrt in Wausau. He married his loving wife, Jean Winter, October 6, 1956. Willie was in the United Stated Army and served his country in WWII. Willie walked every day to Marmet, where he worked as a saw operator for over 40 years. He...
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Ellen Haebig

March 8, 2017

Ellen M. Haebig, 61, of Schofield, passed away March 8, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital. Ellen was born to Chester and Irene (Gavinski) Easker in Wausau, WI. Ellen is survived by her husband of 27 years, Charles Haebig; children, Melanie (Chad) Ziehm of Kenosha, Daniel (Joanne Jablonski) Habeck of New York, and Joshua (Janna) Habeck of Colorado; step-daughter, Becky Haebig; grandchildren, Grace...
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Charles Schlitz

March 7, 2017

Charles F. Schlitz was born July 15, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI and died March 5, 2017 in Wausau, WI. After living his childhood in Illinois, Charlie served in WWII. He returned to Milwaukee to work for Employers Mutuals, later Wausau Insurance, where he met his wife Virginia Lee Quillin, who survives. They married June 28, 1947 and have two daughters Nancy (Steven) Brooks, Linda (Edward) Moore and...
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Dale Potton

May 16, 1939 - March 5, 2017

Lt. Col. Dale H. Potton, age 77, of Schofield, Wis., died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home in Schofield. Dale was born on May 16, 1939 in Avalon, Wisconsin. He was the son of Howard W. and Martha E. Potton. Dale was a 1957 graduate of Clinton High School and attended University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse. After his freshman year, Dale applied and was accepted into the Air Force Navigator...
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John Hall

March 24, 1983 - March 2, 2017

John James Hall, of Wausau, entered into the loving arms of his Savior on Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at the age of 33. John was born on March 24th, 1983 to Kathy (Johnson) Howard and the late John M. Hall. He married the love of his life, Jamie (Reagan) Hall on November 20th, 2009. John was a proud Entrepreneur his whole life long, owning many businesses including most currently his landscaping...
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Ervin Huckbody

March 1, 2017

Ervin Lester Huckbody, 93, passed away early Wednesday, March 1, 2017, while under hospice care at the Golden Living Center in Tomahawk, WI. Ervin was born to the late John Henry Huckbody and Margaret Lillian Luebke on March 16, 1923 in the town of Flieth, (Rib Mountain) Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. At the age of twelve, the family moved to 2nd Avenue in Wausau. He attended Grant...
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Jerome Zdanovec

February 25, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" Robert Zdanovec, age 75, went with God on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Mount View VA Hospice Care Center surrounded by his two loving friends, Jose and Terry Benitez, as well as his caring nurse, Leia. Born July 20, 1941 in Antigo, WI, he was the son of the late James Zdanovec. Jerome is preceded in death by his brother Edward, along with his special friend Peggy Polley, as...
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Donald Rosenberg

October 25, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Dr. Donald A. Rosenberg, 95, passed away on February 20, 2017, at Mount View Care Center. Don was born October 25, 1921, in Shawano, WI, the first child of the late Alfred W. and Frieda (Pahlow) Rosenberg. Don was a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, IL in 1944 and received a Master of Education degree in 1950 from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He was awarded a Doctor...
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Henrietta Barnett

February 16, 2017

Henrietta Ann Barnett, 85, of Weston, WI died Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital. Survivors include sons Randy (Charlene) Barnett; Gary (Mary) Barnett; Chris Barnett and Scott Barnett; daughters Cindy Barnett and Lori Vanney; grandchildren Perry, Tonya, Erica, Frank, Adam, Matt, Lindsey, Michelle, Hallie, Isabella and Rio; great grandchildren Elizabeth, Ty, Braden,...
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Jeanne Smith

February 16, 2017

Jeanne M. Smith, 89, of Wausau, passed away at Atrium Post Acute Care of Weston on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Jeanne was born in Wausau on May 28, 1927 to the late Herman and Marion (Hermanson) Penn. On April 6, 1946 she married Jess "Ray" Smith in Wausau. She started her long career as a long distance toll operator for the phone company and worked her way up to Chief Operator, overseeing...
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Louann Wood

September 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Louann Wood, 87, Wausau, died Saturday February 11, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. She was born September 27, 1929 in Wausau to Lawrence and Louise Nowitzke. She married Richard Wood in 1976. He proceeded her in death in 1986. Louann was a lifetime member of the VFW, serving as Auxiliary president, district president, cancer chair, trustee and mentor to the organization. She was an...
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Peter Martell

August 29, 1956 - February 8, 2017

Peter A. Martell, 60, Wausau, passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest at his daughter's home in Amherst Junction on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Peter was born on August 29, 1956, in Wausau, to the late Rita (Pigeon) and Norman Martell. He was a 1975 graduate of Wausau East High School. In June of 1979, he married Linda Geier at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Wausau. Peter had a love and...
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E. Donald Pickering

February 7, 2017

E. Donald Pickering, 89, of Hatley, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Don was born October 20, 1927, in Hatley, WI, son of the late Verne and Dora Pickering (Zoromski). Don married the late Beverly Schoessow on October 26, 1957 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI. He lived his entire life in Hatley, except for the three years he served in the U.S. Navy....
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Audrey Haase

December 8, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Audrey Helen Haase, 89, of Weston died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Mount View Care Center. Audrey was born December 8, 1927 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to Herbert and Hulda (Buetow) Specht. She attended Kaukauna High School and Outagamie County Teachers College. On July 10, 1948 she married Daniel R. Haase at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna. He preceded her in death November, 1989. Audrey was...
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Judith Hollfelder

January 2, 1943 - February 4, 2017

Judith Ann Hollfelder, 74, Town of Stettin, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 4, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Judith was born Judith Ann Mack on January 2, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Ray Hollfelder in Milwaukee on November 20, 1965. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2004. Judie worked as a sales representative for Streich Equipment,...
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Marie Pestka

November 25, 1965 - February 3, 2017

Marie H. Pestka, 73, of Wausau, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2017. Marie was born to the late John and Helen Green (Rossman) in Falun, WI. She married the love of her life, Donald F. Pestka on November25, 1965. Marie enjoyed traveling, gambling, and being with friends and relatives, especially her grandchildren. Marie is survived by husband, Donald. F. Pestka;...
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Stewart Anderson

January 29, 2017

Stewart W. Anderson, 93, of Wausau, passed away on January 29th, 2017 at Benedictine Living Community under the care of Aspirus Hospice Care and Comfort Services. Stewart was born on November 17th, 1923 in Wausau, to the late Gustav and Albertina (Johnson) Anderson. On October 11th, 1947, he married Helen Campbell. Together they enjoyed 69 years in marriage. Stewart is survived by his wife,...
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Elmer Bootz

January 29, 2017

Elmer Paul Louis Bootz of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Wausau Manor at the age of 99 or 100 (depending on whether you choose to believe the date on his birth certificate or his baptismal certificate). He was born on January 12, 1917 or 1918 at his parent's home in the Town of Texas. He was the youngest of four children and the only son. His formal education began at...
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Verna Zmuda

January 28, 2017

Verna R. Zmuda, 97, of Wausau, died on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born in Stevens Point on July 8, 1919 to the late Daniel and Josephine (Janecke) Nugent. She married Clarence Zmuda on May 10, 1941 in Waukon, Iowa; he preceded her in death on March 4, 1979. She attended St Stephen School and graduated from Emerson High School, Stevens Point, WI in 1937 where she was a member of the...
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Donald Schultz

January 27, 2017

Donald Harland Schultz, 85, died Friday, January 27, 2017, with his family by his side at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Don was born June 27, 1931 in Mattoon, WI to the late Otto and Emma Schultz. After graduating from Mattoon High School, Don served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War as a cryptographer. His lengthy service in Korea earned him the Korean Service Medal...
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Mildred Tapper

January 26, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Tapper, 94, of Wausau, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Millie is survived by son, Jay (Pam Solberg) Tapper; daughters, Pam (Rick) Roemke and Joy Tapper (William Pickering); four grandchildren, Chad Roemke, Benjamin, Joseph and Ellen Tapper Pickering; one greatgrandchild, Mitchell Thomsen; sister, Jeanette (Jerry) Meilahn; and many other special relatives and in...
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Gerald Lewandoski

January 23, 2017

Gerald A. Lewandoski, 62, of Wausau, Passed away at his home on Monday, January 23, 2017. Jerry was born in Wausau on November 25, 1954 to the late Edmund and Ann (Koskey) Lewandoski. He worked for over 32 years at the Brokaw Paper Mill; working in several departments throughout the years. Jerry excelled in sports; playing baseball and basketball in high school and softball, pool and darts in...
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Allan Pohjola

January 21, 2017

Allan Pohjola was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on January 21, 2017. He was born in Finland on June 5, 1926. Allan married the love of his life Eva. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 12. The young couple emigrated from Finland to the U.S. via Canada in 1966, making Oconomowoc their home. Allan was a skilled tool and die maker and machinist. Allan was preceded in death...
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Lorraine Genrich

January 19, 2017

Lorraine O. Genrich, 95, of Wausau, passed away at North Central Health Care, on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Lorraine was born in Wausau to the late Daniel and Clara (Ohm) O'Leary. She married the late Gordon F. Genrich October 24, 1942 in Joplin, Missouri. Lorraine loved flowers and gardening, reading, doing crossword puzzles and observing nature from her porch. Lorraine is survived by her...
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Wesley Koval

January 18, 2017

Wesley E. Koval passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in the Palliative Care unit. He was born May 14, 1937 in Merrill, WI to Agusta and Estafi (Pontzloff ) Koval. He married Julie Henkelman on June 8, 1957. They had five children: Kim (Deb) Koval, Shari (Pat) Koval Sickinger, Gregg (Mary) Koval, Carla Hutchison, Patti (Peter) VanOoyen (deceased). They...
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Ted Harenda

January 15, 2017

I arrived "here" September 3, 1932; I departed January 15, 2017, leaving behind three children –Kim Marie (Dan) Loos, Tom (and "Sher"), Jeff (and Beth); unfortunately our fourth child Teri Jean (Harenda) Blaney "left" before Dorothy "Dots" and I. Kim and Dan gave us grandchildren Matthew (with wife Krystan) and Katie (and husband Matt) Schneider and great-grandchild Morgan Schneider; Teri...
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Bonnie Hvarre

January 14, 2017

Bonnie Mae Moore Hvarre, 60, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Bonnie was born on May 2, 1956 in Tacoma Park, Maryland to the late Robert and Mary (Hall) Moore. Bonnie married Nevin Hvarre in Kane County Illinois on May 17, 1986. She worked for First Student, driving school bus. She was a prolific gardener and spent many hours outside tending to...
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Carl Gutenberger

January 11, 2017

Carl A. Gutenberger, 81, of Wausau, passed away at TLC Pride, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Carl spent his career as the 4-H and Youth UW Extension Agent in Marathon and Juneau counties. He was a member of the Noon Optimist Club, Elks Club, and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (lota chapter - UW Madison). Carl enjoyed traveling to many countries with his UW friends. Carl is...
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Donald Lemke

January 11, 2017

Donald Lawrence Lemke, 73, of Marathon, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was born on July 10, 1943 to the late Lawrence and Myrtle (Fenner) Lemke in Wausau He loved the outdoors, hunting out west, prospecting, making and creating jewelry, but most of all spending time at his cabin in Montana. He knew everything about machining and loved working with...
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Faith Brown

January 11, 2017

Faith A. Brown, 89, of Schofield, passed away at Rennes Health & Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born on February 17th, 1927 to the late Icabod and Mary Albee in Schofield. She married the love of her life, the late Frank Brown, on October 26th 1946. They were married for 44 years. Faith was a woman of many talents and even sang in a band in high school. She and...
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Jake Bursik

January 9, 2017

Jake Daniel Bursik, 80, of Wausau died January 9, 2017 at Wausau Manor. He was born March 24, 1936 in Medford, WI to the late Jacob Bursik and Sidonia "Cinda" (Kapitz) Bursik. He received a bachelor's degree from UW River Falls and an educational specialist degree from UW Stout. He served in the United States Army from 1955 - 1958. He married Thelma Greenhill on August 29, 1959 in Sand Creek,...
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Florence Weiler

January 8, 2017

Florence A. (Abitz) Weiler, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her Rib Mountain home. She was born February 26, 1938 to the late Martin and Isla (Smart) Abitz. She was a graduate of Wausau High School. In May of 1964, she married the love of her life, the late David V. Weiler and together they enjoyed 50 years of marriage, prior to his passing almost 2 years ago. They enjoyed...
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Arlene Sillars

December 30, 2016

Arlene J. Sillars, age 90, of Wausau, died on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Wellington Place in Wausau. Arlene was born on January 11, 1926 in Wausau to the late Joseph and Alvina (Wendorf) Wetterneck. She attended Long Fellow Junior High and Wausau East High School. Arlene married the love of her life, George Sillars, on April 18, 1944 at St. Paul's UCC when he was home on furlow from the Army...
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Lynn Plevak

December 29, 2016

Lynn Ann (Zylka) Plevak, 47, became one of God's holy angels and entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 29, 2016. She was the beloved and loving wife of Tim, treasured mom of TJ and Jennifer, cherished daughter of Jerome and Susan Zylka and dear sister of Stacy Zylka and Shannon (Mike) Keating. Lynn was a special daughter-in-law of Annette (the late Jerome) Plevak, sister-in-law of Karen ...
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Wallace Radloff

December 29, 2016

Wallace T. Radloff, age 93, of Wausau, died on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at North Central Health Care in Wausau. Wally was born on March 28, 1923 in the Town of Berlin in Marathon County to the late Robert and Hulda (Niederhoeft) Radloff. He graduated from Wausau High School and then went on to serve his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He...
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Jon Caylor

March 23, 1940 - December 22, 2016

Jon L. Caylor, 76, of Weston, passed away while under hospice care on December 22, 2016. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by the closest of his family members. Jon was born in Wisconsin Rapids on March 23, 1940. His list of accomplishments is long and wide-ranging. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and he felt great pride in that for the...
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Constance Gregory

September 8, 1937 - December 21, 2016

Constance A. Gregory, 79, Wausau, died Wednesday December 21, 2016 at home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Constance was born on September 8, 1937 to the late Elmer and Imogene (Wendorf) Edler in Wausau. She married Donald Gregory on November 14, 1966 in Mount Vernon. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2007. Survivors include her two daughters, Jill...
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Donald James

December 18, 2016

Donald N. James, 73, of Weston, passed away at his home while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services on Sunday, December 18, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Donald was born in Numa, Iowa on January 22, 1943 to the late Norman and Betty (Russell) James. He joined the United States Air Force in 1966 serving as a Munition Specialist during the Vietnam War Era....
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Scott Bedessem

December 15, 2016

Scott Bedessem, 60 of Wausau, passed away December 15, 2016 at his home. He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin to James Bedessem and Nancy (Chapiewsky) Bedessem. Scott was a graduate of Wausau East High School, and played defense on the hockey team. His work history includes positions at several area businesses, primarily in shipping departments, Scott also worked for the railroad. Most recently,...
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Lois Ramaker

October 30, 1923 - December 15, 2016

Lois Anna Ramaker died December 15, 2016 at Copper Leaf Assisted Living Facility, in Schofield, WI. She was the daughter of William and Jennie (Lund) Oldenburg, born October 30, 1923. She was united in marriage to Charles Ramaker, July 25, 1947 in Dubuque, Iowa. Survivors include her sons, Jay (Barbara) Ramaker, Ridgefield WA, Thomas (Bernadette) Ramaker, Edgar, WI, three granddaughters,...
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George Kania

October 7, 1949 - December 9, 2016

George "Corky" Florian Edward Kania Jr., 67, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home in Rothschild, WI after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 7, 1949 to George and Cecilia (Pietrowski) Kania in Wausau, WI. On May 15, 1981, he married Susan Goeden in Wausau. Corky took great pride in his landscaping and woodworking, and had a deep love for the game of baseball. ...
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Pearl Callahan

November 25, 1920 - December 5, 2016

Pearl L. Callahan, 96, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. She will be dearly missed. She was born November 25, 1920, in Wausau to the late John and Valeria (Vera) Dominski. Pearl married Russell J. Callahan on September 25, 1948, in Wausau at St. Mary's Church. Prior to marriage, Pearl worked at the Wausau City Hall. After raising her three...
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Gene Tesch

March 28, 1946 - December 2, 2016

Gene M. Tesch, 70, of Wausau passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 under the care of Ministry Home Hospice. Gene fought a 3 year courageous battle with kidney cancer. Gene was born on March 28, 1946 in Wausau to the late Martin and Alice (Kroeplin) Tesch. He grew up in Wausau, graduating from Wausau High School in 1964 and Wausau Technical College (now known as North Central...
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Michael Helling

November 30, 2016

Michael J. Helling died peacefully on November 30, 2016 at his home at Beverly Farm, Godfrey, Illinois where he was a resident for nearly forty years. He will be sadly missed by his sister Kay (Edward) Slewitzke of Merrill and his brothers David (Bonnie Birk) and Chuck (Barbara) of Waukesha as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his family at Beverly Farm:...
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Joseph Dolan

December 8, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Joseph J. Dolan, 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Stone Crest Residence in Wausau, Wisconsin, under the care of Interim Hospice and Palliative Care. Joseph was born on December 8, 1923 in DeWitt, Iowa to the late John and Ella (McGonegle) Dolan. He married Marjorie Long on September 30, 1944 in Cedar Rapids Iowa. In 1955 Joe moved his wife and four children up to Wausau...
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Tara Olson

November 29, 2016

Tara L Olson, 39, Wausau died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a long battle with various illnesses. Tara was born January 14, 1977 to Tyler and Debra (Baneck) Olson in Wausau. Tara was proud of the fact that she went to college and received her registered nursing license. Survivors include her companion and common law husband, Michael Delaney, Wausau; her two...
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Eleanor Stoksik

July 11, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Eleanor Lois Stoksik, 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Stone Crest Residence in Wausau, WI. She was born July 11, 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the late Ernst and Gertrude (Swanson) Frost. After graduating as valedictorian from Pound High School in 1944, she moved to Chicago to work as a comptroller for Firestone. In Chicago, she met Arthur Stoksik and the two were...
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June Siegel

June 23, 1926 - November 28, 2016

June F. Siegel, dear loving wife of the late Jerry L. Siegel, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Ascension St. Clares Hospital, Weston. She was born on June 23, 1926 in Germantown, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Michael and Lorinda (Schuster) Kreuser. June was a homemaker and also worked part time at many different jobs in sales and apple picking. She also loved gardening and...
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Arvilla Wendorff

November 26, 2016

Arvilla Myrna Wendorff, 93, of Wausau, died in her home Saturday, November 26, 2016. Her four children were with her during her final hours. Arvilla was born on October 13, 1927, on a farm near Montello, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gustave and Laura (Wiesjahn) Grothman. She grew up in Portage, Wisconsin, where she graduated second in the class in 1941, was editor-in-chief of the year book, and...
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Robert Hartkopf

May 21, 1922 - November 24, 2016

Robert G. Hartkopf passed away on November 24, 2016 at University Hospital in Madison, WI. Bob was born on May 21, 1922 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Robert and Bertha Hartkopf, and spent most of his life there. In 1936, he graduated from Trinity Lutheran School, and in 1940, he graduated from Wausau Senior High School. Bob is a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of...
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Richard LaCerte

November 22, 2016

Heaven received a good man on Tuesday, November 22,2016 Richard (Dick) LaCerte was a devoted husband, a supportive father, a big brother, a special uncle and a great friend. Born on September 20,1941 to Norma and Raoul LaCerte in Wausau, Wisconsin, both preceded him in death. Richard's stories of his youth include a home filled with the aroma of fresh baking and meals eaten at the dinner...
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Angeline Wodalski

November 21, 2016

Angeline V. Wodalski, 97, of Wausau, died on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born in Antigo on August 7, 1919 to the late John and Rosie (Kryshak) Glugla. She married Adam Wodalski on September 7, 1946 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He precedes her in death. Angeline is survived by her daughter-in-law Dawn Wodalski; grandchildren Nicole (Anthony) Marble and Michael (Chelse) Wodalski; great...
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Jean Gappa

November 18, 2016

Jean Gappa, of Wausau, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age of 92. Jean was born on October 17, 1924 in Wausau, the daughter of William and Harriett (Skinner) Kalkofen who preceded her in death. In October of 1945 Jean married Gerald W. Gappa who preceded her in death on January 27, 2016. After graduating from Wausau High School in 1943, Jean made a career in clerical work beginning...
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Jean Gappa

November 18, 2016

Jean Gappa, of Wausau, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age of 92. Jean was born on October 17, 1924 in Wausau, the daughter of William and Harriett (Skinner) Kalkofen who preceded her in death. In October of 1945 Jean married Gerald W. Gappa who preceded her in death on January 27, 2016. After graduating from Wausau High School in 1943, Jean made a career in clerical work beginning...
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