Our Obituaries

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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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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Janice Jancy R. Nelson

June 24, 1940 - December 23, 2014

Janice "Jancy" R. Nelson, 74, Wausau, died on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital due to complications from diabetes. Jancy was born on June 24, 1940 to the late Elmer and Shirley (Ostring) Nelson in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She went on to work for over 30 years as a dietary aid at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Jancy was a lover of animals and television. She could sit for 24 hours...
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Timothy R. Schmidt

August 14, 1951 - December 14, 2014

Timothy R. Schmidt, 63, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, in Schofield. Tim was born in Wausau on August 14, 1951 to the late Raymond and Virginia (Thompson) Schmidt. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He married Charlene Burdick in 1971; they later divorced. Prior to retirement, he was self-employed as an electrical contractor with Associated Electrical...
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Anneliese "Anne" Baptist

March 2, 1924 - December 11, 2014

Anneliese "Anne" E. M. Baptist, 90, of Wausau, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Benedictine Living Community of Wausau. Anne was born to Otto and Elizabeth (Bartz) Baptist on March 2, 1924 in Koslin, Germany. She and her parents left Koslin on February 19, 1926, and Anne had had her second birthday on the ship headed for New York. From New York, they took the train to Wausau, Wisconsin...
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Harvey A. Lauermann

February 1, 1928 - December 8, 2014

Harvey A. Lauermann, 86, Wausau died Monday, December 8, 2014 at North Central Health Care, Wausau. Harvey was born on Feb. 1, 1928 to the late George and Emma (Ruschmeyer) Lauermann in Phillips, WI. He married Geraldine Nelson on July 15, 1950 in Wausau. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2001. Harvey loved to fish for walleye, especially on Musser Lake, where he had a cabin. There he also...
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Anastasia L. Brennan

October 28, 1919 - December 8, 2014

Our beloved mother Anastasia L. Brennan, who filled each day of her life with her natural ability to reach out to every person who crossed her path, died on December 8, 2014 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception under the tender care of hospice at Hospice House. Anastasia was the eighth of nine children born to Edward and Agnes Hermes on a farm in Tampico, Illinois. The Hermes Hill...
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Marilyn R. Bachhuber

December 1, 1945 - December 8, 2014

Marilyn R. Bachhuber, of Wausau, died December 8, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born December 1, 1945, in Waukesha, WI, to Peter Simon and Dora (Johnson) Simon. Besides her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by three brothers; Donnie, Jim and Jerry. She is survived by her husband, F.E. "Buster" Bachhuber of Wausau and a sister, Dorothy Smirl of Waukesha, and many nieces and...
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Donald James McCutcheon

June 18, 1926 - December 7, 2014

The Wausau area lost a proud native son, a tireless volunteer, and a true character when Don McCutcheon, age 88, passed away Sunday evening. Known for his love, loyalty, and dedication to his Wausau hometown, McCutcheon, affectionately called "The Don," was a captivating storyteller, full of tales of wild and questionable adventures. Donald James McCutcheon was born June 18, 1926, to Thomas and...
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Violet LeMere

July 29, 1924 - December 4, 2014

Violet D. LeMere, 90, of Wausau, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau. She was born to the late Raymond and Lilly (Paulus) Opper on July 29, 1924 in Brokaw. She married Loyal LeMere on August 15, 1951 in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1994. Violet served her country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1945 – 1948. She was formally...
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Eugene F. Steckbauer

May 29, 1932 - November 23, 2014

Eugene F. Steckbauer, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 23, 2014 with his beloved wife Beverly by his side at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau WI following a sudden illness. Gene was born on May 29, 1932 in Aniwa, WI to Lorina (Loos) and Robert Steckbauer (both deceased). The family moved to Wausau in 1944 where Gene attended St. James Catholic Grade School and Wausau Senior High School,...
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Virgil W. Pluger

August 28, 1926 - November 22, 2014

Virgil W. Pluger, age 88, of Ringle died Saturday, November 22,2014 at Kennedy Park Nursing Home in Schofield. Virgil was born on August 28,1926 in Herman (Shawano County) to the late Ferdinand and Mayme (Kuhn) Pluger. He married Dorothy Robinson on November 18,1944 in Shawano. She preceded him in death on August 30, 2014. Virgil proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWll. ...
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DuWayne "Bart" Rybarczyk

December 4, 1929 - November 20, 2014

DuWayne J. "Bart" Rybarczyk, age 84, of Wausau, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Bart was born in Wausau on December 4, 1929 to the late Adolph and Pauline (Prei) Rybarczyk. He married Elaine Glimm on June 24, 1950 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Wausau. He was employed at the James River Corporation which was formerly known as Marathon...
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Marcia A. Tillisch

October 8, 1963 - November 20, 2014

Marcia A. Tillisch (Pekar), age 51, died Thursday, November 20 in Milwaukee, following surgery to remove a brain tumor. Marcia was born October 8, 1963 in Joliet, Ill., to Raymond and Elaine (Vose) Pekar. She graduated from Wausau East High School in 1981. She attended the University of Iowa on a golf scholarship and later transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she continued...
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Lucille H Merriam

July 3, 1928 - November 19, 2014

Lucille H. Merriam, age 86, of Ringle, Died Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at Hospice House, Wausau. Lucille was born on July 3rd, 1928 in the Town of Easton to the late William and Alma (Borchardt) Yolitz. She married the love of her life Richard Merriam at St. Stephens Lutheran Church at a double wedding with her sister on September 30, 1950. Lucille worked at Wausau Laundry during her...
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Hildegarde E Witter

October 27, 1935 - November 19, 2014

Hildegarde E. Witter, 79, Weston passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2014 at St. Claire's Hospital. Hildegarde was born on October 27, 1935 to the late Leo and Hildegarde (Discher) Thomas. She went onto marry the late August Charleston Witter on September 25, 1954. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, member of D.A.V. Auxiliary, Goldstar Wives and Royal Neighbors of...
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George A. Flory, Jr.

January 31, 1926 - November 9, 2014

George A. Flory Jr., age 88, of Wausau, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at North Central Health Care, Wausau. George was born on January 31, 1926 in Wausau to the late George and Mary (Calahan) Flory. He graduated from Wausau High School. He married Delphine Anklam at St Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau on June 24, 1950. Delphine preceded him in death in 1984. After high school, George...
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Ruth M. Jacobs

June 26, 1933 - November 9, 2014

Ruth M. Jacobs, age 81, of Wausau died suddenly on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at her home. Ruth was born on June 26, 1933 in Neilsville to the late Roy and Eva Stanley. She married Thomas Jacobs in October 1949 in Neilsville. They were married 65 wonderful years. Throughout the years Ruth was employed at Kmart, Lemke Cheese, and most recently at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. She loved...
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Judith Potton

October 1, 1940 - November 5, 2014

Judith Potton, age 74, of Schofield, Wis., died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Mt. View Care Center in Wausau, Wisconsin after a long illness. Judy was born on October 1, 1940 in Clinton, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Otto and Ethel Schoenfeld. Judy was a 1958 graduate of Clinton High School and attended business school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked as a secretary with a home...
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Angela H Kaupie

September 30, 1945 - November 3, 2014

Angela H. Kaupie, age 69, of Wausau died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Cedar Creek Manor with her loving family by her side. Angee was born on September 20, 1945 in Shorewood, WI to the late James and Kanella (Pleotis) Mallas. She met Robert Kaupie in 1964 on a blind date. Angee and Robert married on April 11, 1966 in Milwaukee. Angee attended Mount Mary College and later Edgewood College...
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Regina Mickevicius

October 25, 1923 - October 29, 2014

Regina Mickevicius died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, under the care of NCHC Mount View Care Center, Wausau, Wisconsin. Regina was born on October 25, 1923 in Kybartai, Lithuania, the daughter of the late Motiejus and Marija (Vaitkevicius) Andriusis. She completed 14 years of education there, before leaving her homeland at the end of World War II. Regina married Pranas Mickevicius in Augsburg...
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Marcus W. Harrop

May 26, 1987 - October 29, 2014

Marcus W. Harrop, 27, Wausau, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at his home. Marcus was born May 26, 1987 to Todd and Stephanie Harrop (Monson) in Madison. Marcus was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandchild, cousin and friend. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, disc-golfer and loved to spend time with his daughter Valory. He attended high school at...
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Ray Gene Gelling

October 17, 2014 - October 21, 2014

Ray Gene Gelling, Sr., 95, a former resident of Brimfield and the Princeville, IL area, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Stoney River Specialized Skilled Rehab in Weston, WI. He was born on October 17, 1919 in Monica, IL, the son of Ray and Tressie (Staples) Gelling. After service in World War II he married Helen Virginia Kenkel on June 14, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri. He...
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Dorothy Emilie Graff

September 23, 1922 - October 17, 2014

Dorothy Emilie Graff, 92, of Wausau, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Cady Home in Wausau. She was born September 23, 1922 in Manitowoc to the late Edwin and Caroline (Schuppel) Landvatter. She married Leroy "Jack" Graff in West Bend on April 28, 1942. He preceded her in death December 28, 2004. Dorothy lived in Wild Rose most of her adult life and moved to Wausau in 1995. She was a...
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Jane Weik

March 31, 1950 - October 7, 2014

Today the world lost an incredible woman, an artist, a loving wife, a devoted daughter and a special sister. Jane Rae Cunningham Weik died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born March 31, 1950 in Wausau to Bernard and Alberta (Syth) Cunningham. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard B. Weik, on September 30, 1972...
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Rudy Kmiecik

July 31, 1931 - October 6, 2014

Rudy H. Kmiecik, 83, Weston, passed away on Monday, October, 6, 2014 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. Rudy was born at the homestead in Weston on 7-31-1931 to the late Henry and Ida (Kruez) Kmiecik. He went on to marry Marian Krause on 6-30-1956 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wausau. Rudy and Marian farmed in the Village of Weston. While farming Rudy also drove school bus for the...
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Robert M Mayer

September 4, 1929 - October 3, 2014

Robert M. Mayer, 85, formerly of Wausau, died unexpectedly October 3, 2014 at his Florida home. Bob was born September 4, 1929 to the late August and Anita (Matthius) Mayer in Staten Island, NY. Survivors include his wife Marna Jane Mayer; two daughters Barbara Ann and Patricia Lynn; a son Robert Matthius Jr.; and two grandchildren Taylor and Noah; He was preceded in death by his first wife...
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Michael "Big Mike" Lehmann , Sr.

July 11, 1968 - September 29, 2014

Michael John "Big Mike" Lehmann Sr., age 46, of Wausau, WI, passed away peacefully at his residence on September 29, 2014. Michael was born on July 11, 1968 at the home of his grandparents in Madison, WI. He was the son of William Lehmann Sr. and Barbara Marvin. Michael and Sarah J. Schroeder were united in marriage on October 19, 1986. Mike owned and operated his business Resurrection Rod...
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Chris A. Millard

March 24, 1974 - September 27, 2014

Chris A. Millard, age 40, of Wausau was called home to Jesus on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Chris gave the gift of life by choosing to be an organ donor. Chris was born on March 24, 1974 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to Dale Millard and Donna (Pollock) Millard. He graduated from Wausau West High School. He worked for Linetech...
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Helen Larson

April 6, 1940 - August 31, 2014

Helen M. Larson, age 74, of Wausau, Wis., and Decorah, Iowa, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, in Chetek, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Highland Lutheran Church, 3824 Highlandville Road, outside of Decorah, Iowa, with the Rev. Ron Fretheim officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Lutheran Church cemetery immediately following the service....
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Bradley Kurth

March 9, 1954 - August 31, 2014

Bradley A. Kurth, age 60, of Kronenwetter, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home. Brad was born on March 9, 1954 to Lawrence and Charlotte (Weber) Kurth. He married Beatrice Sonderegger on October 30, 1976 in Wausau. Brad was a talented woodworker. He enjoyed cooking and spending time gardening. Brad's heart and soul was hosting exchange students for fifteen years. These girls became his...
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Dorothy Pluger

April 2, 1927 - August 30, 2014

Dorothy M. Pluger, age 87, of Ringle died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Clares Hospital. Dorothy was born on April 2, 1927 in Antigo to the late Walter and Anna (Waldvogel) Robinson. She married Virgil Pluger on November 18, 1944 in Shawano. Dorothy and Virgil lived in Wauwatosa, where Dorothy was employed at Singer Control Company in Milwaukee. After her retirement in 1978, they moved...
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Phyllis Christenson

June 2, 1924 - August 27, 2014

Phyllis Christenson, 90, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014 at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice House. She was born in Wausau on June 2, 1924 to the late Hugo and Ruth (Juedes) Anklam. She married Dave Christenson on June 2, 1950. Phyllis was a wonderful homemaker, taking care of her husband and two sons. Her favorite pastime was walking. She enjoyed traveling with Dave to...
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Julie Rose Maguire

April 21, 1961 - August 27, 2014

Julie Rose Maguire, 53, of Weston passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Julie was born in Wausau on April 21, 1961 to Marlin and Iola (Spindler) Doescher. She attended Wausau East High School and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology at UW-Eau Claire. She was first employed at Family...
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Mary Margaret Murphy

September 26, 1933 - August 24, 2014

Mary Margaret (nee Edelman) Murphy was called to eternal life on August 24 2014 at the age of 80 years. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Thomas S. Murphy; cherished mother of Mike (Therese) Murphy, Anne (Chuck) Nahn, Patricia (Jim) Walden, Jeanne (Joe) Amicarelli, and Daniel (Ana Maria) Murphy; proud and loving grandmother of Sarah, Jimmy, Jeffrey, Daniel, Katherine, Claire,...
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Marlene Drews

March 22, 1936 - August 22, 2014

Marlene Drews, age 78, of Weston, formerly of Whitefish Bay died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mount View Care Center with her loving family by her side. Marlene was born on March 22, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Wesley and Marie (Morris) Geipel. She attended Pulaski High School. Marlene met and married the love of her life, Robert Drews on August 18, 1956 in Crown Point, Indiana. ...
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Shawn Garinger

December 10, 1961 - August 18, 2014

Shawn M. Garinger, age 52, of Weston died Monday, August 18, 2014 at his home in Weston. Shawn was born on December 10, 1961 in Tampa, Florida to William and Jo Ellen (Rotell) Garinger. He married Sara Bade on September 23, 2000 in Wausau, Wisconsin. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp and later went on to own and operate his own trucking Company, Garinger...
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Harlan Fuzzy Hunger

October 24, 1927 - August 17, 2014

Harlan "Fuzzy" J. Hunger passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Aspirus Hospice House. Fuzzy was born in Wausau on October 24, 1927 to the late Edwin and Cora (Ellenbecker) Hunger. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1946 where he lettered in football, basketball and golf which became his passion in life. As a child he caddied for 10 cents a round at the American Legion Golf Course. ...
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Lester Stone

February 10, 1927 - August 15, 2014

Lester "Irish" G. Stone, age 87, died Friday August 15, 2014 at Azura Memory Care, Wausau. He was born February 10, 1927 in Wausau to the late Benjamin and Theresa (Koch) Stone. He married his wife Ruth Von Kanal and has been married to her for over 60 years. Lester served his county honorably in the U.S. Air Force in WWII. He was employed with Weyerhaeuser as a paper technician and quality...
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Sarah Cota

September 10, 1922 - August 12, 2014

Sarah E. Cota, 91, Wausau, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter. Sarah was born September 10, 1922 to the late Ernest and Sarah (Suwyn) Manthei in Wausau. She grew up in the Wausau area and graduated from Wausau High School in 1940. She later married Harvey Cooper and he passed away on June 10, 1954. She was remarried February 12, 1971 to Wilfred Cota who passed...
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Nancy Moyer

April 11, 1935 - August 9, 2014

Nancy Moyer, 79, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospice House after a short illness. She was born April 11, 1935 in Wausau to Grover "Casey" and Elizabeth (Keller) Jones. On February 23, 1963 she married Eugene Moyer at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau. He survives. Nancy volunteered for many years at the Wausau Salvation Army, the Chamber and...
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Margaret Scoresby

February 14, 1953 - August 7, 2014

Margaret Florence Allred Scoresby was born Feb. 14, 1953 in Provo, Utah and died in her home on Aug. 7, 2014. Her parents are Emily C. and Forrest Rich Allred. She grew up in Springville, Utah; Greeley, Colorado; and Bellingham, Washington. She graduated from Bellingham High School, following which she attended Brigham Young University. She graduated with a BA degree, followed by an MLS degree. ...
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Mary Drysdale

August 5, 2014

Mary M. Drysdale, 74 of Kronenwetter, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Mary was born in Freeport, IL to the late George and Beatrice (Pitzer) Overton. She married Jerry Drysdale, the love of her life on August 16, 1958 at United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien, WI. Survivors include her husband Jerry Drysdale of Kronenwetter, her son Kevin Drysdale,...
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Brett Grieser

May 2, 1971 - August 4, 2014

Brett Richard Grieser, 43, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Aspirus Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Brett was born on May 2, 1971 to Robert and Patricia. As a child Brett loved to play soccer and carried that with him into his adult years where he continued to play and also coached youth soccer. Brett worked very hard, with his mom by his side, Brett...
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George Jarntowski

October 27, 1920 - July 28, 2014

George S. Jarntowski, age 93, of Wausau, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at North Central Health Care Center. George was born on October 27, 1920 in Chicago, IL to the late Stanley and Mary Jarntowski. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II from 1942-1945. He married Irene Gaulke on June 24, 1950 in Wausau. George had many hobbies and was involved with the...
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Jean Gibbs

April 25, 1929 - July 28, 2014

Jean Marie Gibbs, 85, Wausau, passed away at her home on Monday, July 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born on April 25, 1929 to the late Clarence and Genevieve (Gilbert) Wood. She went on to marry Leonard Gibbs; and together they had six wonderful children. Jean was an amazing cook and baker, an avid fisher woman and gardener. Jean had been a 4-H leader in Thorp and was a...
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Dora Stanosz

June 27, 1934 - July 27, 2014

Dora Lee Stanosz (Couey) died peacefully at Stoney River in Weston, Wisconsin, in the early morning of July 27, 2014. Her husband of 61 years, LeRoy Stanosz, was by her side. Dora was 80 years old, born on June 27, 1934, in Milwaukee. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy, and their three children: Keith Stanosz - Wausau, Linda (Al) Manka - Franklin, and Lori (Russ) Erickson - Weston. She...
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Richard Kubisiak

December 23, 1927 - July 26, 2014

Richard F. Kubisiak 86, of Wausau, passed away July 26, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on December 23, 1927 in Wisconsin Rapids, son of the late Frank and Mary (Cepress) Kubisiak. On October 7, 1950 he married Rachel Hamm at St. Lawrence Church in Wisconsin Rapids, she survives. Richard served his county in the United States Army Signal Corps Unit. He along with his wife...
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Hilton Gunny Hill

August 1, 1937 - July 25, 2014

Hilton "Gunny" Hill passed into his eternal reward on Friday, July 25, 2014. Hilton was born on August 1st, 1937 to Joseph and Ethel Hill on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation near Basom, New York. He graduated from Akron High School and later joined the Marine Corps where he spent 21 years, proudly serving his country. Hilton saw combat in Viet Nam and was later stationed in various locations...
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Armando Armie DiFonso

July 31, 1927 - July 22, 2014

Armando "Armie" DiFonso 86 , Wausau, passed away peacefully surrounded by members of his loving family on Tuesday July 22nd at Stoney River in Weston. Armie was born July 31, 1927 in Harrisburg, PA. son of the late Sebastiano DiFonso and Lunieda (Saraceni) DiFonso. Armie served his country honorably as a member of the US Navy during WWII. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he...
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Donna Buehler

July 9, 1930 - July 13, 2014

Donna L Buehler (Werner), born in Medford WI, July 9, 1930, went to be with the Lord, July 13, 2014, surrounded by family, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She married Don Buehler, the love of her life, June 17, 1950 at Holy Rosary in Medford, WI. She was a 1st grade teacher at St Anne's Catholic School , Wausau WI, for 27 years, followed by 4 years at St Mary's Catholic School, Marathon WI ...
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John Mathie

December 10, 1948 - July 11, 2014

John R. Mathie, age 65, of Wausau died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Hospice House. John was born on December 10, 1948 to the late Eugene and Marion (Gorectke) Mathie. John served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Kathy Kieffer on June 16, 1973. They just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. John loved being in the woods and deer hunting. ...
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Mertz Peterson

August 7, 1919 - July 9, 2014

Local Optometrist, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dr. M. L. "Mertz" Peterson, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at the age of 94. He was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on August 7, 1919 to the late Peter Hans and Margaret Katrina (Petersen) Peterson. Dr. Peterson was the youngest of six children. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937 and lived in...
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Merry King

July 4, 2014

Merry E. King, age 87, Wausau, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on July 12, 1926 in Hatley, the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Kluck. Merry was united in marriage to Ernest King on June 28, 1941 at St. Florian Catholic Church in Hatley. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2001. Merry loved animals and was known to many as the "Cat Lady", the ...
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Bette Tesmer

June 30, 2014

Bette J. Tesmer, 94, passed peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014. Bette was born on May 10, 1920 to Arnold and Hertha (Mueller) Klosterman. She was the eldest of three siblings. Bette was a graduate of Wausau High School and St. Mary's School of Nursing. Upon her completion of Nurse's training, Bette enlisted in the United States Army and served as a medical nurse during World War II. After...
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Joseph Voight

January 17, 1934 - June 30, 2014

Joseph F. Voight, 80, of Wausau, passed away at home on Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on January 17, 1934 to the late Percy and Eleanora (Leabel) Voight. Joe met the love of his life, Connie Matanic, while he was in high school. He took her to her Jr. Prom. After finishing a year of college at UW Stevens Point, Joseph went into the Army. While home on leave...
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Todd Rasmussen

August 10, 1955 - June 28, 2014

Todd R Rasmussen, 58, of 418 N 12th St. Wausau WI passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28th at Mount View Care Center. He was born in Wausau on August 10th, 1955 to Clarence and LaVora "Poncho" (Goetsch) Rasmussen. He grew up, fell in love and married Susan Vollenweider on June 15th, 1979. They raised a family in Wausau, spending a few years in between in Appleton WI where he attended...
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Stephen Hamilton

July 14, 1957 - June 26, 2014

Stephen Albert Hamilton Wright, age 56, died unexpectedly in a car crash on June 26th, 2014. He was born in Flint, MI on July 14th, 1957 to Sandford and Anna Wright. He graduated from Alma College in 1979 and from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1983. He received his PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2000. Stephen was ordained as a minister of the word and sacrament of the...
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Florence Hutchison-Kuhn

September 1, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Florence F. Hutchison-Kuhn, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Florence was born in Masonville, MI on September 1, 1924 to the late Emil and Eva (Williams) Iverson. While working as a waitress in Milwaukee, Florence met and later married Robert Hutchison. Together they had five children but also opened up their home and their hearts to five foster children. Later in life,...
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Dale Hollatz

April 19, 1951 - June 26, 2014

Dale A. Hollatz, 63, of Wausau, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at North Central Health Care, Wausau. Dale was born on April 19, 1951, one of seven children in Wood County Dale once worked the family farm where he was raised. Early in his adult life, due to a medical condition, he was moved to North Central Health Care of Wausau. Survivors include his brothers Jerry and Jeffrey Hollatz. He was...
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Margaret Mueller

June 25, 2014

A generous heart and grateful spirit has left her cancer behind and walked, strong and steady, through the gates of heaven, breathing deep the gentle wind of grace which carried her home. Maggie Mueller was, herself, a breath of kindness, compassion and spunkiness to all her knew her throughout her 58 years, and whose lives were gladdened by her love, her wit, and her laughter. Maggie was born...
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Lorraine Luedtke

March 22, 1930 - June 25, 2014

Lorraine S. Luedtke, 84, of Weston, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital. She was born March 22, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Henry Zakowicki and Stella Zakowicki Walker. She married LeRoy Luedtke on May 5, 1949 in Cusseta, Georgia. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2011. Lorraine graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1947 and retired from...
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Patricia Schiefelbein

April 15, 1931 - June 22, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Gronert Schiefelbein, age 83, of Eau Claire, WI, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Altoona, WI. Pat was born April 15, 1931 in Niagara, WI. She married Charles Schiefelbein at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara on July 31, 1954; he preceded her in death in 1970. Pat graduated from Niagara High School in 1949. She moved to Wausau where she worked 5 years for Employers...
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Delos Prehn Jr

June 16, 1929 - June 21, 2014

Delos C. Prehn, Jr. 85, of Townline Road, Wausau, left this world on June 21, 2014, to be with his beloved wife Claudia. He was born and raised in Wausau, lived in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Brown Deer, Wisconsin, then returned to Wausau in early 2014. Delos was an accomplished artist throughout his life. He originally met his wife, Claudia, while at University of Wisconsin School of Art,...
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Patricia Thomsen

June 15, 1973 - June 20, 2014

Renee' J. Thomsen, 41, became one of the Lord's sweetest and most beautiful angels on Friday June 20, 2014. Renee' was born in Wausau on June 15th, 1973, the daughter of Rick and Pam Roemke. In 1990 she met Scott Thomsen through their shared interest in local stock car racing; they married on April 20, 1996. Scott was the love of her life, enjoying the good times with Renee', and supporting her...
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Matthew Chaignot

March 5, 1987 - June 17, 2014

Matthew G. Chaignot, age 27, of Wausau, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 as a result of a car accident. Matt was born on March 5, 1987 in Wausau to Ken Chaignot and Pamela Hendrickson. He graduated from Wausau East High School in 2005 and went on to work at Marathon Electric. Matt loved his family. His kids were the most important part of his life. Matt enjoyed watching and competing in MMA,...
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Marjorie Peterson

May 9, 1921 - June 16, 2014

Marjorie "Marge" Peterson, age 93, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of June 16, 2014. Marge was born in Wausau on May 9, 1921 to the late John and Isabelle Remmel. She was the youngest of seven children. After graduating from Wausau High School, Marge worked for Employers Mutual. In 1942 she left Wausau for Mineral Wells, Texas to marry Norman "Pete" Peterson who was serving...
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Wayne Geurink

December 13, 1943 - June 13, 2014

Wayne Geurink passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2014, at his home in Madison, WI. He was born in San Diego, CA, on December 13, 1943, the son of Henry and Bernice (Kluever) Geurink, but grew up in Wausau, WI. Wayne married his best friend, Judy (Ahles) Geurink on July 19, 1969. In 1970 he started a career with Wausau Insurance Companies as an underwriter in River Forest, IL. ...
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William H. Lev

January 19, 1948 - June 9, 2014

William H. Lev, 66, of Wausau, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Home. He was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Sheboygan, to the late Harold and Evelyn (Borske) Lev. He graduated from High School in Seattle WA. William honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 – 1971. He worked as a Millwright for many years. Survivors include his two daughters, Juli (Anthony) Richardson, Tucson, AZ and...
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G. Lane Ware

June 5, 2014

G. Lane Ware, 75, died Thursday, June 5, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, of acute myeloid leukemia. Lane was born in Green Bay, WI, in 1939 to Gordon and Irene Ware. The oldest of three children, he attended high school at Green Bay East and graduated from Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of...
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