Our Obituaries

Elaine Kurth

October 28, 1934 - February 7, 2016

Elaine Kurth, age 81, of Wausau, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by her children. Elaine was born on October 28, 1934 in Shawano County, Wisconsin to the late Herman and Minnie (Pranke) Kriesel. She married Lawrence Kurth on June 26, 1971. Elaine was an avid reader, enjoyed crafting and crocheting, was an excellent cook, and loved spending time with her...
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Leander "Lee" Malak

July 15, 2016 - January 30, 2016

Leander "Lee" Malak, age 72, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 with his loving sons by his side at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, Tomahawk. Lee passed away after six courageous years of fighting cancer and other medical issues. Lee is the 4th of 5 children born to John & Alexandra (Cison) Malak on July 15, 1943 in Wausau WI. Lee attended St. Michael's Elementary school and Newman...
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Walter W. Riedl

August 25, 1923 - January 27, 2016

Walter W. Riedl, 92, of Wausau, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Mount View Care Center. Walter was born in Tomahawk on August 25, 1923 to the late Maxwell and Margaret (Ruel) Riedl. He went onto marry Shirley Ziebell on July 15, 1950. Together they had one daughter, Barbara. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He served honorably during WWII. Walter was a Prisoner of War in...
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Geraldine "Geri" H. Kittel

October 11, 1923 - January 27, 2016

Geraldine "Geri" H. Kittel, age 92, passed away on January 27, 2016 at Sylvan Crossings on Evergreen, Wausau. Geri was born October 11, 1923 in Wausau, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Piepenburg) Pauls. She attended school in Wausau, graduating from Wausau High School. On June 9, 1942, Geri married Norman Kittel, her best friend and with whom she shared an everlasting love. ...
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Gerald W. Gappa

November 28, 1924 - January 27, 2016

Gerald W. Gappa, of Wausau, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Our House, at the age of 91. He was born on November 28, 1924 in Wausau, the son of Walter and Mildred (Baerwald) Gappa. In October of 1945 he married Jean Kalkofen who survives. He is also survived by a sister Joan Fritz and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren. Jerry was a veteran of WWII...
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James P. Burns

December 16, 1924 - January 22, 2016

James P. Burns, age 91, of Wausau, died on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Hospice House. James was born on December 16, 1924 in Wausau to the late Patrick G. and Ruth (Falk) Burns. He married Janet Imm on November 8, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific-Tarawa Island Invasion in 1943 during WWII. James was employed...
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Carla Rae Hall

June 11, 1951 - January 20, 2016

Carla Rae (Buchberger) Hall, 64, of Wausau, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, while at home. Carla was born on June 11, 1951 to Lawrence and Natalie (Mogenson) Buchberger. Carla spent most of her time either on the computer or reading books, but she never missed spending her Friday shopping or going to lunch with her sister-in-law Beverly. Carla was a very caring and...
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Donald L. Kerstner

March 10, 1933 - January 20, 2016

Donald L. Kerstner, age 82, of Wausau died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Donald was born on March 10, 1933 in Clintonville, Wisconsin to the late Erick and Mildred (Olmsted) Kerstner. He served his country honorably in the US Navy, serving in the Korean War. Donald married Doris Strelow in Bowler in 1954. In his working years Donald's expertise was in the realm of...
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James F. Welch

September 30, 1932 - January 15, 2016

James F. Welch, 83, Schofield, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at Cedar Creek Manor Assisted Living, Mosinee. Jim was born in Waukegan, IL on September 30, 1932, the son of the late Joseph and Bernice Welch. He graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1951 after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served proudly with the 1st Calvary Division in Seoul, Korea as an E-6 Sergeant...
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Logan Jacob Brummond

June 9, 1993 - January 10, 2016

Logan Jacob Brummond "L.J.", age 22, of Wausau, died on Sunday, January 10, 2016 as a result of a tragic car accident. Logan was born on June 9, 1993 in Wausau to Brian and Nicole (Schemmel) Brummond. He graduated from Wausau East High School in 2012. He was currently a senior psychology and political science major at UW Stevens Point, with dreams of going to graduate school to become a lawyer...
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Carol J. Rhyner

March 16, 1935 - January 6, 2016

Carol J. Rhyner, 80, Town of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her home. Carol was born on March 16, 1935 to the late George and Evelyn (Mudrow) Krueger. She went on to marry Edward Rhyner on September 15, 1951 and together they had three children. Carol worked as a bindery worker for Marathon Press and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Salzman

August 21, 1916 - December 28, 2015

Our beloved Dad, Pa Rudy, and friend, Rudolph Peter Salzman, 99 years young, passed peacefully from his earthly life to eternal life on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Rudy was born on August 21, 1916 in the Town of Cassel, Wisconsin. He was the fifth child of twelve of Anna (Jensen) and Benjamin Salzmann. In 1935 Rudy moved to Wausau, Wisconsin where he met Fern Swenson of Cameron, Wisconsin. ...
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Billie Bergstrom

May 28, 1933 - December 26, 2015

Billie Bergstrom, 82, of Menasha, passed away December 26, 2015, in Wausau after one last beautiful Christmas surrounded by her loving family. She was born VillaBelle Ann Bentley on May 28, 1933, in Deerbrook, Wisconsin. Billie taught her family what it means to love selflessly, and quietly gave of herself without asking for anything in return. Billie devoted her life to raising her three...
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David J. Nemec

March 23, 2015 - December 23, 2015

David J. Nemec, 65, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born in Ashland, Wisconsin on March 23, 1950 to James and Jacqueline Nemec. He grew up in Wausau attending Wausau Senior High School and eventually graduating with his BA Degree from Northland College in Ashland, WI. David was a salesman with Chambers and Owen for 25 years. He retired...
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Joan Schmidt

January 18, 1929 - December 19, 2015

Joan Stevens Schmidt died peacefully on December 19, 2015 at the Aspirus Hospice House at the perpetual age of 39. Joan was a life long Wausau resident born January 18, 1929 to Dr. George H. and Grace (Harty) Stevens. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin she married Robert J. (Hootka) Schmidt on November 15, 1952. Joan was very active in the community. She served as a...
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William "Bill" Gregory

May 7, 1927 - December 8, 2015

William "Bill" James Gregory age 88, of Wausau, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was born on May 7, 1927 in Ironwood, MI, son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Raymond) Gregory. He attended local schools graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in 1945. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. Following his discharge, he...
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Roy E. Peterson

November 30, 2015

Roy Earl Peterson, 91, of Schofield, Wisconsin, died November 30, 2015 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Weston, Wisconsin. Roy was born in Wausau on April 20, 1924 to the late Roy and Anita (Timler) Peterson. He attended Wausau High School and then served in the 44th Bomber Group, U.S. Air Force in Norwich, England in WWII. Roy married Joan Goetzke in October 1946. She preceded him in...
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Elwin J. Harris

January 23, 1917 - November 30, 2015

Elwin J. Harris, age 98, of Wausau (and Viroqua, WI) has passed away as of Monday, November 30th 2015, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Elwin was born January 23rd, 1917 to the late Guy and Mertie Harris in Viroqua, WI where he and his family farmed local land plots. At 18 years old Elwin joined CC Camp where he spent two years at Camp in Tomahawk, WI prepping land plots and...
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Eileen Flynn

January 14, 1931 - November 29, 2015

Eileen Flynn, 84, of Schofield, died peacefully in her sleep on November 29, 2015, after a visit from her family. Eileen was born in Chicago to James Norman Dalton and Catherine McCool Dalton on March 14, 1931. In her youth, she graduated from Chicago's St. Xavier Academy, worked as a fashion model, and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After moving to Wausau in 1974, she...
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James P. Wunsch

January 18, 1918 - November 28, 2015

James P. Wunsch Sr. 97, of 1602 McIntosh Road, Wausau died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was born January 18, 1918 in Wausau, son of Bernard and Clara (Hayes) Wunsch. He married Gertrude Geier on January 17, 1942 in Wausau. They were married for 64 years she preceded him in death on November 29, 2006. Dad served in the U.S. Army during WWII from July 18...
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Charles "Chuck" Schuett

July 24, 1928 - November 28, 2015

Charles "Chuck" F. Schuett, 87, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 28, 2015, following a courageous struggle with his health. Chuck died at Saint Clare's Hospital with his loving wife Verna by his side, four days shy of their 65th wedding anniversary. Chuck was born on July 24, 1928 to the late Henry and Martha (Schultz) Schuett. He attended Butternut School, a one room...
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Dr. Russell G. Tiedemann

October 29, 1931 - November 23, 2015

Russell G. Tiedemann passed into eternal life on November 23, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born in Kimberly, WI on October 29, 1931 to Arthur and Viola (Breier) Tiedemann. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Irene Peerenboom, on August 23, 1952 and they remained happily married for 63 years. Together they had 4 children—Patricia Tiedemann (Greg Shavlik) and Katherin Dax (Ken)...
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Jeanne M. Mangene

May 2, 1944 - November 23, 2015

Jeanne M. Mangene, 71, Wausau, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Jeanne was born May 2, 1944 to the late Florian and Jeanne (Heisler) Mangene in Wausau. Jeanne was a nurse almost her entire adult life. Survivors include her two daughters, Kimberly Weber and Angela (Shawn) Bohannan both of Sun Prairie; her son, Alan Koss, Bloominton, IN; four grandchildren, Brittany...
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Patricia M. Dietsche

October 4, 1951 - November 20, 2015

Patricia Mary Dietsche (Brzezinski) of Wausau died Friday, November 20th, 2015 after a battle with lymphoma. She was 64, though she refused to act her age. Patricia was born October 4th, 1951 in Wausau to the late Adam and Mary (Nowak) Brzezinski. She graduated from Edgar High School and married Stephen Dietsche on April 24th, 1976. Patricia was truly an angel here on Earth, sent to brighten...
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Thomas "Tom" Heidemann

November 11, 1953 - November 19, 2015

Thomas "Tom" George Heidemann, 62, of Wausau, died Thursday November 19, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born November 11, 1953 to George and Ruth (Thompson) Heidemann. Tom attended Longfellow School and Horace Mann Middle School. He graduated from Lockport High School in Lockport, IL. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Tom was married to Laurie Gnatz and later...
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Emil "Bill" Beckman

March 15, 1942 - November 16, 2015

Emil "Bill" William Beckman, age 73, of Wausau, died Monday, November 16, 2015 at North Central Health Care. Bill was born on March 15, 1942 in Wausau to the late Emil and Leona (Pregont) Beckman. He graduated from Wausau High School and went on to work as a customer service representative at PCA in Colby. He Married Judith Thompson on February 1, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wausau. ...
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Arlene Marion Peterson

May 12, 1921 - November 9, 2015

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Arlene Marion (Schultz) Peterson of Wausau passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at the age of 94. She was born in Plattsburg, MO, on May 12, 1921, to the late Albert Bernard and Alice Matilda (Sorg) Schultz, she was one of four children. Arlene's family moved to Wausau when she was in the 5th grade. She graduated from Wausau high School in 1938...
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Colin F. Magnuson

February 11, 1919 - November 6, 2015

Colin F. Magnuson, 96, of Wausau said goodbye Friday, November 6, 2015. Colin was born at home on Arctic Street in Antigo WI on February 11, 1919 to E J and Anna (Fyrnys) Magnuson. Colin moved to Wausau as a child and attended Franklin Elementary School. During high school Colin took a year off and canoed and camped on many of the lakes and rivers in Vilas, Oneida, and Lincoln counties using...
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Cindi D. Beltz

December 27, 1952 - October 28, 2015

Cindi D. Beltz, 62, of Wausau, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Cindi was born December 27, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Robert and Theresa (Nagorski) Dickey. She married Peter J. Beltz. She worked as a preschool teacher at the YMCA and then at the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau as the director of religious education before her retirement. She enjoyed...
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Carol J. Crooks

March 13, 2015 - October 24, 2015

Carol J. Crooks, 79, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Carol was born on March 13, 1936 in Wausau to the late John and Esther (Olson) Kleiber. She married Eugene Crooks on May 21, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa. Carol worked with Gene In the family business and she enjoyed spending time her family, baking Holiday meals and traveling with...
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Natailie Mae Ecker

October 23, 2015 - October 23, 2015

Natailie Mae Ecker was stillborn and became one of Heaven's new angels on October 23, 2015. Natailie is survived by her mom, Catherine Ecker of Rothschild; maternal grandparents, Randy and Shirley Ecker of Schofield; maternal great-grandma Anita Ecker of Antigo; and her uncles Chris and Jon Ecker of Schofield. She was preceded in death by her great grandfather Alex Ecker; great grandparents...
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Robert "RK" Brainard

March 19, 1927 - October 20, 2015

Robert K. Brainard, age 88, of Wausau died Tuesday October 20, 2015 at Tender Reflections, Weston, surrounded by family and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. He was born March 19, 1927 in Durand to the late Carroll and Fern (Fitzgerald) Brainard. Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy Corps during WWII as a Petty Officer 2nd Class Pharmacist's Mate. He married Beverly...
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Elizabeth "Lisa" Flanery

July 26, 1964 - October 11, 2015

Elizabeth "Lisa" Flanery passed away peacefully on October 11, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1964 to Wolfgang Remers and Theresia "Resi" Remers-Schreiber. Lisa moved with her family to the Elcho area and graduated in 1982 from Elcho High School. On December 30, 1983 Lisa married Wade Flanery. They had two daughters, Heather...
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Mabel M. Savino

October 10, 1920 - September 29, 2015

Mabel M. Savino, 94, of Wausau died Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston, WI. Mabel was born in Athens, WI. She was employed by the Geo. Silbernagel & Sons Co., Wausau, which manufactured large caliber anti-aircraft and artillery wooden shell boxes at the woodworking plant during WWII, and often served as unofficial company nurse for injured workers. ...
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Magdeline "Meg" Zbella

November 30, 1916 - September 24, 2015

Magdeline J. "Meg" Zbella died peacefully at the age of 98 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau after a brief illness. She was born November 30, 1916 to Frank and Amanda (Jesse) Scholz in the Town of Wausau. She attended a one room country school and later graduated from St. Mary's grade school in Wausau. On November 23, 1938 she married James F. Zbella at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wausau...
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Marian Katherine Thomasgard

March 3, 1917 - September 10, 2015

Marian Katherine Thomasgard, age 98, of Wausau died Thursday, September, 10, 2015, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House. She was born March 3, 1917 in Austin, MN the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Kumlin. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert on December 28, 1943. They were happily married for 62 years. He preceded her in death, October 30, 2006...
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Walter J. Kowalski

May 29, 1925 - August 18, 2015

Walter J Kowalski , age 90, of Wausau, WI died peacefully Tuesday, August 18,2015 at Sylvan Crossings, Wausau, Wisconsin Walter was born on May 29, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Walter Kowalski and Josephine Nowak. He graduated from Bay View High School in Milwaukee in 1943. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII from 1944, as a Medical technician in Europe and was honorably...
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Ronni Schleyer

June 21, 1969 - July 28, 2015

Ronni Schleyer, 46, of Wausau, passed away on July 28, 2015. He was born on June 21, 1969 at Darnell Army Hospital in Fort Hood, TX, the son of Wilhelm and Heidi Schleyer. He is survived by his parents and siblings, Susan Kukulka, Sabine Schroeder and Chris Schleyer, all who loved him very much. He also is survived by his brothers-in-law, Mark Kukulka and Kurt Schroeder, who were like his...
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Richard W. Jowett

February 4, 1958 - July 26, 2015

Richard W. Jowett, 57, of Madison died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Agrace Hospice Care, while surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born on February 4, 1958 to Clair and Colleen (McCormick) Jowett. After graduating from UW Madison, with a degree in Journalism, he worked for TV15 in Madison and produced a wildlife program, "Outdoors Calling". Currently he was employed at Park Bank, Madison, as...
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Mary Neuberger

January 17, 1953 - July 21, 2015

Mary Neuberger was rejoined with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was in Aspirus Hospice at St. Rita Adult Family Home. Mary was born January 17, 1953 the daughter of Steven Neuberger and Irma (Draeger) Neuberger of Wausau, WI. Mary enjoyed camping, gardening, and baking. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving family members include two daughters, Kris Imhoff ...
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Gabrielle "Gabby" Campo

April 16, 1992 - July 20, 2015

Gabrielle S. Campo, or "Gabby" as she was affectionately known by those who knew and loved her, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 20, 2015. Gabby had the most amazing heart and spirit imaginable. She reached out to her friends that were hurting, and cared more for her friends than for herself. The loss of her mother when she was seven caused a pain so deep that words cannot describe it...
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Roland Patrick Mundschau-Holdridge

June 30, 2015 - July 15, 2015

Roland Patrick Mundschau-Holdridge, 2 weeks, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born June 30, 2015 in Wausau to James Mundshau and Kelsey Holdridge. Roland was a happy baby and he was just starting to smile. He was still smiling the night before he died. He really liked his baths and loved to snuggle. He will be deeply missed by those that have loved him. He is...
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Anna Alma Schult

November 13, 1921 - July 12, 2015

Anna Alma Schult, 93, of Wausau, died Sunday July 12, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born November 13, 1921 to the late Ernst and Wilhelmina (Walther) Schult. She had worked as a sales clerk for Janke Bookstore. Anna was a former member of Grace Circle at Salem Lutheran Church. She loved reading and traveling. She was an eager reader and would read whatever she could that's why the...
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John T. Gavol

August 7, 1934 - July 11, 2015

John T. Gavol, 80, of Wausau died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born August 7, 1934 in Prairie Du Sac, WI, son of the late George and Gertrude (Welsch) Gavol. He married Lois Patefield on June 4, 1976 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wausau. They met while working at the Social Security Office, Wausau. John graduated from Prairie Du Sac High School and also...
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Sophie B. Kiedrowski

September 29, 1923 - July 7, 2015

Sophie B. Kiedrowski, 91, Rothschild died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Homme Home of Wittenberg. Sophie was born September 29, 1923 to the late Isadore and Mathilda (Bronk) Tryba. She worked in Chicago in her teen years and that is where she met and later married Emil A. Kiedrowski on December 2, 1944 in Hatley, WI. They celebrated almost 67 years together before Emil's death. She was a long...
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Sophie B. Kiedrowski

September 29, 1923 - July 7, 2015

Sophie B. Kiedrowski, 91, Rothschild died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Homme Home of Wittenberg. Sophie was born September 29, 1923 to the late Isadore and Mathilda (Bronk) Tryba. She worked in Chicago in her teen years and that is where she met and later married Emil A. Kiedrowski on December 2, 1944 in Hatley, WI. They celebrated almost 67 years together before Emil's death. She was a long...
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Wilho Matti Okkonen, Sr.

June 13, 1934 - July 3, 2015

Wilho Matti Okkonen, Sr., 81, of Weston passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital. Wilho was born in Ashland, Wisconsin on June13, 1934 to the late Eino and Helvi (Wintturi) Okkonen. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta and graduated from Tri-State University as a Chemical Engineer. He went on to marry Hazel Butler on May 29, 1964. Wilho was employed by American...
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Christopher Karl Brainard

November 29, 1978 - June 30, 2015

Christopher Karl Brainard, 36, of Eustis, FL passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was born on November 29, 1978 in Wausau, son of Jon Brainard and Eve (Szymanski) Keck. Moved to Eustis in 1982 where he attended St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, FL. Christopher was an employee of Tropical Gardens as a grower and later a semi truck mechanic. His love of racing cars...
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Norman Raymond Bradfish

April 8, 1946 - June 23, 2015

Norman Raymond Bradfish, 69, of Weston lost his eight year fight with cancer on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Norman was born April 8, 1946, son of Frederick and Mary (Reuter) Bradfish in Wausau, Wisconsin. He graduated from D. C. Everest High School in 1964. On September 9, 1964 Norm enlisted in the Army and served in the U. S. Army Security Agency in Ethiopia and England...
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George Mudrovich

April 27, 1921 - June 18, 2015

George Mudrovich, 94, of Wausau, passed away on Thursday June 18, 2015 at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice House. George was born on April 27, 1921, to the late Anton and Mary (Dragic) Mudrovich. He was one of eight children. George went on to marry Marjorie A. Oftelie on March 22, 1947 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Together they had three sons. George joined the United States Army immediately...
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Wyatt Thomas Weller

June 16, 2015 - June 16, 2015

Wyatt Thomas Weller was born and died on June 16, 2015 in Minneapolis. Wyatt is survived by his parents Jason and Amanda (Buska) Weller; maternal grandparents Joe and Barb Buska and paternal grandparents Thomas and Gayle Weller; maternal great grandparents Annabelle and Joseph Buska and Mildred Baranowski and paternal great grandmother Helen Steltenpohl; and aunts and uncle Matt and Rachel Buska...
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Gordon E. Utecht

August 4, 1932 - June 15, 2015

Gordon E. Utecht, 82, of Wausau died on Monday June 15, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House. Gordon was born on August 4, 1932 to the late Erwin and Martha (Seidler) Utecht in Athens, Wisconsin. He married Diane Luedtke on September 17, 1955 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wausau. She preceded him in death on November 12, 2010. Gordon served in the Army for two years during the Korean War...
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Ardith "Ardy" Breitzman

October 9, 1931 - June 15, 2015

Ardith "Ardy" Ann Breitzman, age 83, of Wausau passed away on June 15, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Ardy was born on October 9, 1931 in Durand, WI, daughter of Nellie and Earl Weber. She graduated from Durand High School in 1949 and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1953 with a degree in Home Economics. During her college years, Ardy was president of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She...
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Florence M. Karl

August 14, 1924 - June 11, 2015

Florence M. Karl, 90, Rothschild, died Thursday June 11, 2015 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Florence was born August 14, 1924 to the late Herman and Ella (Koschmann) Eickemeyer in Wausau. She married Robert Karl on July 2, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Florence was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a beloved Aunt and a caring and thoughtful friend. Survivors include...
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Dorothy R. Balthazor

August 27, 1925 - June 10, 2015

Dorothy R. Balthazor, died Wednesday morning, June 10, 2015 at her home. She was born in Wausau, August 27, 1925 to Leona and Arthur Janz. She married Jerome Balthazor, November 15, 1947. Dorothy worked at Wausau Insurance for over 40 years, beginning as a Stenographer and later working as an Executive Secretary. She was very active in the National Secretaries Association, traveling often for...
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Carman M. Gress

June 23, 1952 - June 8, 2015

Carman M. Gress, age 62, of Wausau, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by his family and friends. Carman was born on June 23, 1952 in Elgin, North Dakota to Peter and Eleanor (Braun) Gress. He moved to Wausau in 1960 and graduated from Newman Catholic High School. He later went on to attend UWMC, UWEC, and NTC. He was employed in the financial...
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Odelia "Breezie" Buffington

October 2, 1933 - June 8, 2015

Odelia "Breezie" Buffington, 81, Rothschild, passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Ministry St. Clare Hospital, Weston. Breezie was born on October 2, 1933 near Stratford, WI, to Lawrence and Linda (Sonnentag) Winzenried. Breezie met the love of her life, Gerald F. Buffington, in high school and married him on August 7, 1954 in...
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Dawn J. Kluever

April 6, 1945 - June 8, 2015

Dawn Jeanette Kluever, age 70, of Wausau died Monday, June 8, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Dawn was born in Wausau on April 6, 1945 to the late Earl and Meta (Gruening) Prast. She graduated from Wausau High School in 1963. Dawn married David Kluever on June 13, 1964 in Wausau. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary at St. Pauls United Church of Christ. Dawn had a big...
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Jeanette M. Rochon

February 28, 1919 - June 7, 2015

Jeanette M. Rochon, age 96, of Wausau, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House. Jeanette was born on February 28, 1919 in Kiel, Wisconsin and was adopted by Peter and Josephine Willihnganz. She attended SS Peter and Paul Grade School and graduated from Kiel High School. Jeanette married John "Jack" Rochon on September 7, 1946 in Milwaukee. She began her work career at the Kiel...
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Jeanette M. Rochon

February 28, 1919 - June 7, 2015

Jeanette M. Rochon, age 96, of Wausau, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House. Jeanette was born on February 28, 1919 in Kiel, Wisconsin and was adopted by Peter and Josephine Willihnganz. She attended SS Peter and Paul Grade School and graduated from Kiel High School. Jeanette married John "Jack" Rochon on September 6, 1946 in Milwaukee. She was employed as the secretary at St....
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Leroy J. West

June 8, 1938 - June 1, 2015

Leroy J. West, 76, Weston, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Tender Reflections in Weston. He is already missed by many. Lee, the son of Harold and Elinor West, was born June 8, 1938, in Birnamwood. He grew up in Elderon, where he learned to love the farmlands of central Wisconsin. Lee entered the U.S. Air Force in 1957, serving in post-war Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1960. He soon...
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Leroy J. West

June 8, 1938 - June 1, 2015

Leroy J. West, 76, Weston, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Tender Reflections in Weston. He is already missed by many. Lee, the son of Harold and Elinor West, was born June 8, 1938, in Birnamwood. He grew up in Elderon, where he learned to love the farmlands of central Wisconsin. Lee entered the U.S. Air Force in 1957, serving in post-war Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1960. He soon...
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James O. Batchelder

December 11, 1940 - May 14, 2015

James O. Batchelder, 74, of Wausau died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on Dec. 11, 1940 in Merrill to the late Victor and Delores (Anderson) Batchelder. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Jim was a sales agent for Prudential Insurance Co. for 28 years. He was a member of the Marathon Trap Club. He was also a member of the...
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Lisa M. Stiffler

January 15, 1954 - May 8, 2015

Lisa M. Stiffler, age 61, of Weston, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at her home. Lisa was born on January 15, 1954 in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Ted and Joan Fisher. She married Charles Stiffler on December 27, 1985. Lisa loved arts and crafts and shopping for antiques, was an excellent baker, and adored her dog Moxie. Her greatest love in life was her family. She loved being Nana to all of...
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Andrew L. Berens

May 31, 1960 - April 20, 2015

Andrew L. Berens, 54, of Wausau, was called to his Heavenly home on Monday April 20, 2015 after a brief illness at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born May 31, 1960 in Wausau to Arvilla (Gresens) Berens and the late James Berens. Andrew graduated from Wausau West High School in 1977. He was formerly employed with K-Mart for over 18 years until their closing. He was recently employed with East...
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William J. Werba

May 25, 1921 - April 7, 2015

William J. Werba, 93, of Rothschild, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. William was born on May 25, 1921 to the late John and Kate (Schneider) Werba. He went on to marry the love of his life Dorothy Moss on February 6, 1946 and together they raised their three children. William joined the United States Army in 1943 and served his Country honorably for two...
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Theresa "Tess" Bednarski

February 11, 1926 - April 4, 2015

Theresa "Tess" Bednarski passed away on April 4, 2015 "Holy Saturday" with her sister, daughter and son-in law by her side. Tess was born February 11, 1926 in Wausau to Walter and Anna Halminiak. She attended St. Michael Grade School and graduated from Wausau High in 1945. On September 14, 1946 she married Theodore (Ted) Bednarski. He passed away on January 21, 1990. They lived in the Wausau...
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Leon C. Abel

July 19, 1951 - March 27, 2015

Leon C. Abel passed away unexpectedly at Ministry St. Clares Hospital ER on March 27, 2015. Leon was born on July 19, 1951 in Wausau to the late Henry and Marion (Gehrman) Abel. He was a 1969 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. On June 12, 1976 he and Linda (Bush) began their 39 years of marriage together. After high school graduation Leon began a 43 year career in the paper industry....
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Craig Allan Donahue

March 21, 1961 - March 24, 2015

Craig Allan Donahue, 54, of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. He was born to Kathleen (Kathy Eckes) Donahue on March 21, 1961 in Wausau, WI. Raised in Wausau by Kathy and her husband, Dennis Donahue, he graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1979. His musical and theatrical abilities were evident at a young age and led him to join...
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Harry Pries

December 19, 1934 - March 19, 2015

Harry O.H. Pries, born in Antigo, WI on December 19th, 1934, answered his call home to heaven on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 while in the care of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Harry was one of four children of Otto & Selma Pries, who resided in Antigo. He was proceeded in death by his parents, grandparents, sisters' Lorraine (Antigo, WI) and Marie (Furlott) of Salem, Oregon, and brother-in-law...
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Paul Kaetterhenry

June 14, 1952 - March 18, 2015

Paul Kaetterhenry, 62, of Hatley, passed away on Wednesday, March 18th, surrounded by his loving family and close friends; following a brief return of cancer. Paul was born on June 14, 1952 in Wausau, to the late Vernon and Marion Kaetterhenry, she survives. Paul was a 1970 graduate of DC Everest Sr High School. On May 22, 1976 he married the love of his life, Peggy (Hinner) and together they...
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Lorraine Mathwick

April 5, 1927 - March 17, 2015

Lorraine Mathwick, 87 of Wausau passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at a Nursing Home in the Milwaukee area. She was born on April 5th 1927. She attended Wausau High School. Lorraine had a great career as a Senior Loss Information Coordinator at Wausau Insurance, where she worked for over 25 years. On June 10, 1950 she married James "Jim" Mathwick in Wausau. Lorraine and Jim enjoyed 56...
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Betty Young

October 31, 1924 - March 16, 2015

Betty Young, 90, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015. She was born on October 31, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Edward and Elsie (Treu) Brandenburg. She married Howard Young in Boston, MA in 1943. Betty's greatest joy in life was being with her family. Survivors include her children, Dan (Vicki) Young, Deborah (Paul) Kurth, Paulette (Greg) Tessmer, and Michelle Hahn, all of Wausau,...
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Patricia Eisenman

March 20, 1929 - March 15, 2015

Patricia Eisenman, 85 of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at her home. She was born March 20, 1929 in Wausau to the late Louis and Viola (Zamzow) Bauman. She attended Wausau High School. On August 7, 1951 Patricia married Roger Eisenman in Dubuque, Iowa. She worked at Wausau Insurance prior to going to work as a Teacher's Aide for the Wausau Public School System. A job she had for...
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Barry L. Thresher

July 14, 1947 - March 15, 2015

Barry L. Thresher took the Hand of Jesus and entered into his eternal kingdom on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Barry was born July 14, 1947 in Wausau, Wisconsin to the late Harris and Gladys (Wendorf) Thresher. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Lucille (Ahrensdorf) Wendorf and his paternal grandparents, George and Marie (Evertson) Thresher; his Godmother, Marion...
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Betty Jensen Branham

April 10, 1928 - March 13, 2015

Betty Jensen Branham, age 86, passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday, March 13, 2015 at her home on Lincoln Avenue in Wausau, WI. She was born Betty Jane Tracy on April 10, 1928, in Platteville, WI, the eldest of five children of Virgil Clair and Florence (Matthews) Tracy. Graduating from Marshfield Senior High School in June of 1946, she married William Wickman Jensen, also of Marshfield,...
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Lyman A. Porter

November 8, 1924 - March 12, 2015

Lyman A. Porter, 90, of Wausau, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born November 8, 1924 in Stevens Point to the late Glen and Nettie (Johnson) Porter. He attended UW Stevens Point. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII flying in a B24 Liberator as a radio operator while assigned to the 450th Bomber Group in Italy....
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Marlyn May Peterson

April 21, 1930 - March 11, 2015

Marlyn May Peterson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Rennes Nursing Home under the loving care of Aspirus Hospice and the Rennes Staff. Marlyn was born April 21, 1930 to Cecil Joy and Mary Elizabeth (Lilly) Rennells in Phoenix, AZ. She attended schools in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from high school in Green Bay, WI in 1948. On March 26, 1949, Marlyn married Darrel Dwain...
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Marion Blanch Hall

September 4, 1920 - March 4, 2015

Marion Blanch Hall, age 94, formerly of Wausau and Wisconsin Dells, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Sylvan Crossings in Madison under the loving care of Agrace Hospice and the Sylvan staff. Marion was born on September 4, 1920 to the late Ernest and Dora (Wiseman) Brunner. She married Donald Hall on February 7, 1942 in Georgia. Marion lived her life to the fullest bringing...
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Diane A Gehr

December 5, 1933 - February 27, 2015

Diane A. Gehr, 81 of Wausau passed away on February 27, 2015 at Maple Ridge Memory Care with family at her side. Diane was born December 5, 1933 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Irene (Ostendorf) Boak. She is survived by 7 children, Colleen Lammers, Sheboygan Falls, WI, Heather Gehr, California, James Gehr, Green Bay, WI, Patrick (Jill) Gehr,...
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Patricia Anne Flynn

June 6, 1935 - February 24, 2015

Patricia Anne Flynn, 79, of Wausau, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau. She was born June 6, 1935 in International Falls, MN to the late Leslie and Vera (Costello) Graham. She graduated from International Falls High School and then went on to St. Scholastica College in Duluth, MN where she received her Bachelor's Degree. Patricia married George Flynn October...
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Tyrone W. Alwin

November 14, 1972 - February 21, 2015

Decorated Sgt. Tyrone Wolfgang Alwin, age 42 of Athens and Whitewater passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening February 21, 2015 at his beloved farm in Athens. He was born on September 14, 1972 in the City of Madison, the son of Gabrielle Alwin and Ralph VanAntwerp. Tyrone was a career military man serving in both the Marines and Army retiring in 2013. He served his country all over the...
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Rose Marie Anna Trembath

October 18, 1932 - February 16, 2015

Rose Marie Anna Trembath, 82, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Hospice House under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born October 18, 1932, in Montreal, Wisconsin, to the late Joseph and Mary (Dandreis) Pasqualucci. As a first-generation American, Rose Marie was so proud of her parents, hardworking and brave Italian immigrants from the early 1900s. She married...
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David T. Robinson

May 17, 1925 - February 8, 2015

David T. Robinson, much loved father, friend, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, age 89, of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin passed away surrounded by those he loved, on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a brief illness. David was born May 17, 1925 in Wausau, Wisconsin, the son of Henry and Eva (Malone) Robinson. David graduated from Wausau East High School in 1943 and...
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Patricia E. Smith

August 31, 1924 - February 6, 2015

Patricia E. Smith, 90, Weston, died on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Tender Reflections. Patricia was born on August 31, 1924 to the late Edward and Lola (Moran) DeLisle. After graduating from Wausau Senior High, Patricia went on to marry Duane Smith in 1946. Patricia retired as an officer from First American Bank. She was a member of the Altrusa Club and enjoyed bowling and golfing. Patricia...
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Mark Melvin Paulson

February 2, 2015

Mark Melvin Paulson, age 68, of Rib Mountain died in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from a heart attack while on a Jazz Cruise with his wife and best friends on Monday, February 2, 2015. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Mark was born in Ashland, WI on July 27, 1946 to Carsten and Charlotte (nee Heydon) Paulson. He married the...
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Adelheid "Tudy" Kriewaldt

February 1, 1922 - February 2, 2015

Adelheid "Tudy" C. Kriewaldt, 93, Wausau, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at her residence, at Sylvan Crossing. Tudy was born February 1, 1922 to the late Albert and Ella (Baumann) Garske in Wausau. She married Erman "Dick" Kriewaldt on August 28, 1948 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He preceded her in death just four days earlier at home. Tudy was a Registered Nurse her entire adult life. Later in...
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Margaret "Marge Wild

January 30, 2015

Margaret "Marge" H. Wild, 86 of Wausau, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at home of cancer. Marge was born in Effingham, IL to the late Henry and Gussy Worman. She graduated from Antigo High School. Marge married Frank Wild on June 14, 1949 at St. John's Catholic Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death in 1977. She worked as a certified knitting and crochet teacher with Craft Yarn Council for...
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Erman R. Kriewaldt

June 29, 1925 - January 29, 2015

Erman "Dick" R. Kriewaldt, 89, Wausau, died Thursday January 29, 2015 at his residence, at Sylvan Crossing. Dick was born June 29, 1925 to the late Richard and Florence (Wendorf) Kriewaldt in Shawano County. He married Adelheid "Tudy" Garske on August 28, 1948 in Cape Gerando, MO. Dick served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. Afterwards, he sold X-ray equipment for 30...
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Margaret M. Behn

April 30, 1915 - January 27, 2015

Margaret M. Behn, 99, of Weston, died on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at Rennes Rehabilitation Center, Weston surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born April 30, 1915 in Wittenberg to Otto and Clara (Drews) Zimmerman. She married Harvey Behn on October 16, 1937 in Birnamwood, WI. Together they had four children. Margaret was a member of the Altar Guild at Mount Calvary Lutheran...
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Dorothy M. Anderes

April 8, 1923 - January 26, 2015

Dorothy M. Anderes, 91, of Wausau, died on Monday January 26, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Dorothy was born on April 8, 1923 to the late Henry and Selma (Kuehl) Glimm. In 1948 she married Marvin Anderes at St. Paul's United Church of Christ and together they had three children. Dorothy and Marvin sang together in the church choir. She loved to cook and bake and she would share those goodies...
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Elroy "Fritz" Hendrickson

July 17, 1933 - January 26, 2015

Today we mourn the loss of a great man. Elroy "Fritz" Hendrickson, 81, of the Town of Hewitt, died on Monday January 26, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House. Elroy was born on July 17, 1933 to the late Alfred and Anna (Kolbe) Hendrickson. Elroy married Barbara Lueth and together they raised 7 children. As the kids grew up Barb and Fritz bought and ran Sunrise Bar in the Town of Hewitt. Fritz...
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Beverly A. Steckbauer

March 26, 1937 - January 19, 2015

Beverly A. (Buettner) Steckbauer, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 19, 2015 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice services at Benedictine Living Community in Wausau, WI following a sudden illness. Beverly was born on March 26, 1937 in Wausau, WI to Theresa (Jacob) and Ray Buettner (both deceased). Bev attended St. James Catholic Grade School and was a member of the...
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Mary Rose Gohdes

January 14, 2015

Mary Rose Gohdes, age 66, of Wausau, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at North Central Healthcare in Wausau. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Wallner and Pearl Gohdes, and brother Dick Gohdes. She is survived by her brother Bill Gohdes and sister-in-law Elizabeth Gohdes of Indian Head Park, Il and three nieces and four grand nieces. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday,...
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Roger L. Otto

May 30, 1933 - January 8, 2015

Roger L. Otto, 81, Wausau, drifted into the hands of God while under the care of St. Clare's Hospital on January 8, 2015. Roger was born May 30, 1933 in Wausau to the late George and Eloise (Jones) Otto. He married Jean (Nimz) on February 18, 1956. Roger was a devoted Father and Grandfather. He was loved by his son Jeffrey (Chris Kislow), daughter Carrie Waraksa (Kent Scott); grandchildren,...
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Ardine Evelyn Skrede

November 2, 1921 - January 8, 2015

Ardine Evelyn Skrede, 93, of Wausau, WI, died January 8, 2015 at Benedictine Manor, Wausau. She was born in Viola, WI on November 2, 1921 to Arthur and Alma Dettmann. She married Albert M. Skrede, Jr. on February 11, 1940 in Boaz, WI. Ardine worked in various jobs throughout her life including as a secretary for her and her husband's asphalt business, A & P Paver in Wausau. Ardine...
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Robert E Nichols

November 19, 1942 - January 7, 2015

Robert E. Nichols, age 72, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Robert was born in Wausau to the late Robert and Anita (nee Wachholz) Nichols on November 19, 1942. He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Riverside High School in 1961. Robert married Marilynn Nelson on March 28, 1969. Robert attended UW Marathon County and then went on to attend UW Stevens Point...
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Martin William Welles , Jr.

July 6, 1936 - January 2, 2015

Martin William Welles Jr., 78, died of a serious blood disorder on Friday, January 2, 2015 in hospice at Benedictine Living Community, Wausau, WI. Marty/Mick was born July 6, 1936 in Shorewood WI, the son of Attorney Martin William Welles Sr. and Dorothy Blaney Welles, Green Bay WI and Bayside WI. In addition to living in Wausau for over 40 years, Marty, his wife, and children lived in...
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Beverly P. Ackerman

January 20, 1943 - January 1, 2015

Beverly P. Ackerman, age 71, of Wausau, WI died Thursday, January 1, 2015, as a result of complications fighting Multiple Myeloma diagnosed in March of 2014. Beverly was born in Elmhurst, Illinois on January 20, 1943, to the late Howard and Nelva (Cunningham) Peiler. Bev married her high school sweetheart, David Ackerman on March 19, 1966 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst. Bev retired...
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Ruth Church

March 20, 1912 - December 26, 2014

Ruth Church, 102, of Wausau, died December 26th, 2014, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Benedictine Manor, in Wausau. Ruth was born in Brookside, Wis. in 1912 to the late Basil and Dora Lefevre. She married Donald Church on 2/27/37 in Oconto. Don preceded her in death 2/12/60. Ruth graduated from Oconto High School, was a graduate of Bellin Memorial Hospital...
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