Our Obituaries

Janet Matthiesen

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Janet Matthiesen, great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, sister, wife, aunt passed away at 88 years of age. Born on September 12, 1929 in Appleton, Wisconsin she was the second child of Edwin and Esther Danke. In 1946 she graduated from New London High School and can still remember watching "her" team at the state basketball tournament. She moved to Milwaukee...
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Joyce E Simonson

December 5, 1928 - April 14, 2018

Joyce E. Simonson, 89, passed away early morning on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Born Joyce Elizabeth Eggen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 5, 1928 to Jack and Elizabeth Eggen, she spent her childhood in Negaunee, Michigan until graduating from high school in 1946. That year she moved to Wausau and began work as a Western Union Telegraph operator, where she met her soon-to-be husband,...
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Mary Hancock

July 30, 1947 - April 13, 2018

Mary A. Hancock, 70, of Weston, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Mary was born on July 30, 1947 and the only child of the late Loyal A. and Marguerite Clark. She was a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She married Roger Hancock on June 6, 1970 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild. Mary worked as an administrative assistant at Northcentral...
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Mary Tryba

April 10, 2018

Mary B. Tryba, 67, of Wausau, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on April 10, 2018. Born to Wilfred and Charlotte (Eggerbrecht) Thomas, Mary grew up in Illinois. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending her time knitting, baking, cooking, and especially loved taking care of her family. Survivors include her husband James Tryba, Sr.; mother Charlotte; children Christine (Christopher) Lynch,...
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Margaret Zvoda

April 4, 2018

Apparently, my dad was one short in his heavenly golf foursome and needed mom to join him. So on April 4, 2018 she did. I had the absolute pleasure of being Margaret (Maggie) Zvoda's daughter. She was a gentle, kind, caring, compassionate and loving lady who liked everyone she met. She started life in Somers, Wisconsin on June 25, 1927 along with parents Julius & Clara Johnson. She had...
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Joseph Przybylski

April 1, 2018

Joseph Patrick Przybylski, 65 of Wausau, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, April 1, 2018 under Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home. Joseph was born on March 19, 1953 to Edward and Marian Przybylski. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1971, and married the love of his life, Sherry Trempe, on April 4, 1981. Together they shared 37 years of...
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Willard Jerue

November 13, 1913 - March 31, 2018

Willard J. Jerue, 86, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018 after a one-year battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline McGregor Jerue, he will be laid to rest beside her at Restlawn Memorial Park, 4710 N. Troy Street, Wausau. Respecting Will's wishes, there will be no service and inurnment will be private. Will is survived and greatly missed by his son, James...
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Robert Reid

March 30, 2018

Bob Reid (Robert U. Reid), 86, Wausau, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. Bob loved to tell a good story, sharing (and hearing) jokes, the Chicago Cubs, and tapping his toes to Big Band and polka music. He was a "doer," and an outstanding role model with an exceptional work ethic. He was born June 12, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn. to the late Robert S. and Meryl Reid. Bob grew up in the...
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George Vondrasek

March 24, 2018

George J. Vondrasek, 92, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Aspirus Hospice House. He was born in the town of Marathon on March 5, 1926, to Joseph and Sophia (Sykora) Vondrasek. George married the love of his life, Mary (Kurzejka) on December 20, 1947. George served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as an electrician at Marmet Corporation, and then he...
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Vivian Ermeling

March 23, 2018

Vivian L. Ermeling passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Tomahawk, WI at the age of 96. The eldest of 11 children, born to Paul and Esther (Schmidt) Russ. On October 7, 1939 she was united in marriage to Oliver Ermeling. Vivian was a longtime resident of Rib Mountain where she worked for several businesses and a longtime member of Rib Mountain Lutheran Church....
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Donna Mae Andreske

March 18, 2018

Donna Mae Andreske, 85, of Kronenwetter, was called to her Heavenly home Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Oak Heights under the care of Ministry Hospice. She was born October 24, 1932 in Wausau to the late Edwin and Leona (Brunner) Schulz. Donna Mae married Kenneth Andreske on July 23, 1955, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wausau. They shared 49 years of marriage. Donna Mae was known for her...
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Herbert Tritten

January 30, 1943 - March 11, 2018

Herb Tritten, 75, of Wausau was called to be with his Lord on March 11, 2018. Herb died at home from complications of Alzheimer's disease under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Herb was born in Wausau on January 30, 1943, the son of the late Dolores (Nagel) and Herbert J. Tritten, Sr. He graduated from Wausau High School class of 1961. After graduation he joined the...
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Judith Hearing

March 9, 2018

Judith Lynne Haering (nee Meyer), age 79, passed away March 9, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Judy "Jay" was born on October 3, 1938 in Chicago, IL to Ethel Bertha (nee Haboeck) and Roy Robert Meyer. She is survived by her husband Arno Haering; daughter Lee (Jonathan) Herum; son Paul (Jane) Haering; grandchildren Mary, John, and Erik Haering, sister Sandra (Roland) Groddy, and grandpups Lilly,...
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Michael Costa

February 6, 1950 - March 4, 2018

Michael (Mike) James Costa of Wausau, WI, died of natural causes on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 68. Mike was born in Cherry Point, NC on February 6, 1950 to James and Denise Costa while James was serving in the Marine Corp. Mike spent the majority of his life in Wausau having graduated from Wausau East High School in 1968 and then served in the Army Reserves 397th Engineering Div. where...
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Joan Winter

March 2, 2018

Joan A. Winter, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at home, with her loving family by her side. Joan was born in Mattoon on December 20, 1928 to the late John and Emma (Hiller) Axmann. She married Eugene Winter in Milwaukee on September 10, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2011, after 60 years of marriage. Joan was an avid fan of both the Green Bay Packers and...
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Carol Loften

January 30, 1941 - March 2, 2018

Carol (Wolfgram) Loften, 77, passed away on March 2, 2018, at Pride TLC Assisted Living in Weston, Wisconsin after her fourth and final battle with cancer. Carol was born in Wausau, WI on January 30, 1941, middle child of the late Hilbert and Mary Ann (Glischinski) Wolfgram. She was raised in Wausau and graduated from Newman Catholic High School in 1958. She lived in the Milwaukee area both...
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Michael Delaney

February 24, 2018

Michael J. "Debo" Delaney, 48, of Wausau, passed away on February 24, 2018 while in Cancun, Mexico. Debo was born in El Cajone, California on January 17, 1970 to Michael "Nick" Nicholas and Gloria Dean Nelson. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1991, Debo was then stationed in Security Force Company in Rota, Spain. He also served in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines in 29 Palms...
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Herbert King

February 23, 2018

Herbert W. King , 89 of Weston, passed away peacefully Friday February 23, 2018 at Aspirus Palliative Care of Wausau. Herbert (Herb) was born on December 9, 1928 in Wausau, son of the late Fred W. and Emma (Knuth) King who were lifelong residents of the Wausau area. Herb and each of his 5 brothers proudly served their country in the United States Military. On February 24, 1958 Herb was united...
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John Prange

February 19, 2018

A life well lived was ended with the death of John Prange, 84, on February 19, 2018 surrounded by his wife and children. His loss will be felt by all who knew and were touched by his caring nature and love of life. John was born in Sheboygan, WI to Milford and Ella (Jurss) Prange in 1933. The family moved to Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1935. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and attended...
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Robin Kennedy

June 8, 1958 - February 12, 2018

Robin L. Kennedy, 59, of Wausau, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a ten year battle with Liver Disease. Her loving family was by her side. Robin was born in Boston, MA on June 8, 1958 to the late Evelyn Thurs. She graduated with a Doctorate Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She practiced law and ran her own law firm, advocating for children...
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Virginia Davis

February 10, 2018

Mary Virginia (Danner) Davis, 103, Wausau, died February 10, 2018 at home under the care of Interim Hospice Care. Virginia was born January 23, 1915 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles William and Bessie Vera (Moyer) Danner. She was Salutatorian of the high school class graduating from Ford City High School, Ford City Pennsylvania in 1933. Due to graduating during the depression...
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Leona Zell

February 6, 1921 - February 6, 2018

Leona C. "Sissy" Masgay Zell, 97, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, with her loving family by her side; celebrating her birthday in Heaven. She was one of nine children born to the late John and Martha (Gorski) Gorecki. She was born in the Town of Weston on February 6, 1921. Leona married Joseph Masgay on February 8, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1976. She...
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Ella Traska

February 6, 2018

Ella 97, of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Rennes LTC in Weston. Ella was born in Wausau on October 23, 1920 to the late Stephen and Rose Palesch. She married Edward Traska in Wausau on August 25, 1945. After 63 years of marriage, Edward preceded Ella in death on April 24, 2009. Ella worked at Marathon Electric during WW II. She also worked retail sales at Winkelman's,...
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Ella Traska

February 6, 2018

Ella 97, of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Rennes LTC in Weston. Ella was born in Wausau on October 23, 1920 to the late Stephen and Rose Palesch. She married Edward Traska in Wausau on August 25, 1945. After 63 years of marriage, Edward preceded Ella in death on April 24, 2009. Ella worked at Marathon Electric during WW II. She also worked retail sales at Winkelman's,...
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Phillip Saindon

July 28, 1935 - February 3, 2018

Phillip Carl Saindon, 82, of 2510 Oakwood Blvd, Wausau, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Aspirus Hospice House. Phil was born July 28, 1935 in Wausau to the late Harold and Mona Saindon. He attended Wausau Senior High and proudly served on the Guardian in the US Navy from 1953-1956. He married Marie Leigh Schave in December 1960 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ and lovingly...
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Mary Kay Kucirek

February 1, 2018

Mary Kay Gritzmacher Kucirek, 83, passed to eternal life on February 2, 2018. She was born in Green Bay, WI and was adopted by her loving parents, Franklin and Marge Gritzmacher of Wausau. She attended St. James Grade School and Wausau Jr. High School, and graduated from Wausau Sr. High School in 1952. Mary Kay attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, where she sang in the choir and belonged...
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Roberta Vinger

February 1, 2018

Roberta Ann Vinger, 72, passed away on February 1, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Roberta was born on February 22, 1945 in Waukesha, WI, to the late Elmer and Harriet (Grube) Schmidt. She married Karl Vinger on November 12, 1966 in Sussex, WI. Roberta was an avid flower gardener and loved worshiping at the Church of God in Wausau. She is survived by her husband, Karl; brother Ross (Mary)...
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Norbert Berg

April 24, 1926 - February 1, 2018

Norbert Berg passed on Thursday February 1st at the age of 91. He was born on April 24th 1926 in the Town of Washington, Shawano County. His parents were Robert and Mayme (Stengel) Berg. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1944 and surved in the Air Force during WWII. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and worked for Morning Glory Dairy for 6 years. In 1956 he joined...
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Clarence Brzezinski

June 19, 1926 - January 31, 2018

Clarence Brzezinski, 91 of Weston, passed away on January 31, 2018, with his loving family by his side. Clarence was born to the late Peter and Mary (Wilkowski) Brzezinski on June 19, 1926. He married the love of his life, Helen Pochinski, on October 22, 1949. They raised four children and shared 63 years of marriage. Helen preceded Clarence in death in 2013. Clarence started his career at...
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Kong Xiong

December 20, 1995 - January 30, 2018

Kong Meng Xiong, 22, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Kong was born in Green Bay on December 20, 1995 to the late Pao and Sia (Vang) Xiong. Kong was proud to be an active serviceman in the Army National Guard. He was full of life and found great happiness in rapping, spending time with his nieces and nephews, fishing and spending time with his friends and family. Kong is...
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Zachary Schubring

January 30, 2018

Zachary Thomas Schubring of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 30, 2018. Zak had a real love for aircraft and flying, and he especially loved his country. As a National Guard veteran, he maintained helicopters. Zak was employed by CWA as an aircraft mechanic since graduating from Blackhawk Tech in 2012. Zak proposed to his beloved wife,...
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William Sims

January 27, 1955 - January 23, 2018

William "Bill" D. Sims, 62, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Bill was born January 27, 1955 to the late Samuel and Harriet Sims. He recently worked for K-Tech Building Maintenance. He lived with his twin brother Bob and younger brother Chuck. Bill lived the outdoors and in the summer, you could find him up in the Boulder Junction area on a lake camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed...
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Eileen Kroening

January 23, 2018

Eileen A. Kroening, 93, of Wausau, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Stone Crest Residence. She was born in the town of Wausau, on September 7, 1924 to the late Herman and Emma (Hollinger) Kroening. She graduated from Wausau Senior High. She and three friends traveled to Chicago, IL to take the civil service test immediately following graduation. Which lead to Eileen working in Chicago...
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Marion Lillge

May 22, 1927 - January 22, 2018

Marion Lillge, 90, of Wausau, died on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Pride Therapy and Living Campus in Weston. Marion was born May 22, 1927, in Park Falls, the daughter of the late Richard and Esther Hartig. She was a 1945 graduate of Park Falls Lincoln High School. After a few years working in Chicago, Marion moved to the Wausau area where she met her future husband at Employers Insurance. ...
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Melvin Hirsch

January 21, 2018

Melvin L. Hirsch, 93, went to his eternal home on January 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Melvin was born March 28, 1924 in Wausau to the late Arthur and Amanda (nee Saager) Hirsch. He attended and graduated from Wausau High School and entered the Army in March 1942, where he served four years. He served on the Pacific Front in WWII. After the Army, Melvin played minor league baseball for the...
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Cynthia Slahoski

January 21, 2018

Cynthia Lea Slagoski, 62, lost her battle with breast cancer after 18 years of fighting, in the comfort of her own home on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Cindy was born in Toole, Utah on February 20, 1955 to the late Norman and Marlene (Sherry) Shevy. She met, fell in love and married her true love, Wayne Slagoski on April 14, 1990 in Rothschild, Wisconsin. She worked as a Line Technician at Kraft...
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Calvin Chamberlain

January 20, 2018

Calvin C. Chamberlain, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at home with his loving wife by his side. Cal was born in Wausau to the late Ralph and Genevieve (Meyer) Chamberlain on June 17, 1928. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1946 where he was an avid football player. He went on to Lawrence University to play football and was a Steward and President of Sigma Phi...
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Jack Starzinski

April 7, 1939 - January 19, 2018

Jack W. Starzinski, 78, of Wausau, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Azura Memory Care in Rib Mountain. Jack was born in Wausau on April 7, 1939 to the late Martin and Evelyn (McCormick) Starzinski. After graduating from Wausau High School, Jack went on to join the United States Air Force, where he served his Country honorably for 23 years. For his service, Jack was awarded the Air...
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Alvin Zvoda

January 15, 2018

"There's one more angel in heaven, there's one more star in the sky… there's one less place at our table, there's one more tear in our eye." My dad is that angel, he passed away this afternoon and if heaven is anything like I picture it, he's playing baseball with my Uncle Bob or golfing with his buddies that went before him. While we are sad today, we will celebrate him on Friday. Al was...
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Garrett Peterson

January 14, 2018

Garrett Douglas Peterson, 37, of Wausau, passed away suddenly due to a snowmobile accident, on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Garrett was born in Marinette, Wisconsin to Douglas and Susan (Williamson) Peterson. He met, fell in love and married Jamie Heise on May 7, 2011. Together they had two amazing children, Griffin and Hazel. Garrett was a very loving son, brother, father, husband and friend. ...
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Steve Medvecz

January 11, 2018

Steve A. Medvecz "Gramps" of Wausau passed away Thursday January 11, 2018 at Pride TLC in Schofield. Steve was born in Wausau at the family farm in the Town of Hewitt on June 23, 1924 and resided there until his marriage to Aldine Violet (Krejci) in 1959. At that time he moved to town taking residence for a short time on Henrietta St. in an apartment until he and Violet purchased the family...
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Ruth Belke

August 20, 1920 - January 2, 2018

Ruth Belke, 97 of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Ruth was born August 20, 1920 in Wausau, WI, the daughter of Magda and Alfred Netz. Ruth was a glove buyer for Winkleman's Department Store and later, a homemaker and beloved wife and mother. She enjoyed entertaining both her family and friends. Survivors include two sons, David (Martha) Belke, Thomas Belke, and daughter Mary...
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Arnold Hafeman

March 2, 1928 - January 2, 2018

Arnold "Bud" Hafeman, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Evergreen Place at Northcentral Health Care Center. Bud was born in the Town of Wausau on March 2, 1928 to the late Arnold and Hazel (Kaufman) Hafeman. He married Ruth Ann Zillman on September 22, 1951 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wausau and together they worked on the family farm. Bud loved to travel...
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Douglas Bergstrom

December 31, 2017

Douglas J. Bergstrom, 76, of Wausau passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, MN. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at St. John's for making our father and husband comfortable during his brief time in the hospital. He was born in Stanley, WI, to the late Edward and Anita (Laabs) Bergstrom on January 19, 1941. He married Margene Pfalzgraf on January...
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Dale Westaby

August 24, 1939 - December 30, 2017

Dale E. Westaby, 78, of Weston, passed away in his sleep at home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Dale was born in the Town of Stanley on August 24, 1939 to the late James and Gladys Westaby. He married the true love of his life, Eve Mack. She preceded him in death in 2013. Dale ran day runs for Georgia Pacific/Blue Lynx, traveling as far as the UP, Michigan. His CB handle was the "Flying...
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Robert Monday

December 29, 2017

Robert K. Monday Sr., 57 years old, Born March 9, 1960, died December 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Wausau, Wisconsin to the late John and Joyce Monday. He attended Wausau West High School. On February 5, 1982 he married Susan H. Anderson of Wausau. They were married for 35 years. He had two children, Margaret S. Monday (Notto) 35 of Wausau and Robert K. Monday...
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Sally Wagner

December 27, 2017

Sally A. Wagner, 80 of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab of Weston. She was born on September 30, 1937 in Wausau, daughter of the late Rudolph and Edna (Kaatz) Priebe. On October 24, 1959 she married Edward "Bill" Wagner at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death in 2012. Sally and Bill were founding members of Redeemer Ev. Lutheran...
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Faith Kromrey

December 24, 2017

Faith M. Kromrey, 90, of Weston, Wisconsin, went home to be with her loving Savior on December 24, 2017, at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, Wisconsin. Faith was born on July 29, 1927, in Gillett, Wisconsin, to Dr. Alphons and Clara (Melera) Koll. She married George B. Kromrey Sr. on August 12, 1950, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She made her home in several Wisconsin communities throughout her lifetime...
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Dorothy Slattery

December 24, 2017

Dorothy R. Slattery, 86, of Gleason, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Palliative Care, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born in Long Pine Nebraska on July 21, 1931, to the late Alfred and Wanda (Lake) Brown. She married Paulie Slattery on July 12, 1951 and together they raised seven children on their family farm in Gleason, Wisconsin. Paulie...
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Gerald Dienstl

April 7, 1945 - December 20, 2017

Gerald J. Dienstl, 72, of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital after a long battle with complications related to Leukemia. Gerald was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1945 to the late Ervin James and Ann Elizabeth (Jochim) Dienstl. He was a respiratory therapist for 30 years and traveled the country providing comfort to many. In his later...
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Rose Marie Leland Stevens

December 15, 2017

Rose Marie Leland was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on August 10th, 1929 to Harold and Julia (Porter) Leland. Both the Leland and Porter families were early settlers near Eau Claire. Rose Marie was surrounded by cousins until 1938 when her father moved the family to Wausau. Their home at 1426 Grand Avenue was the original Miller homestead. Rose Marie had two brothers, Harold Robert and Thomas...
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Megan Marth

February 19, 1961 - December 15, 2017

Megan Eileen Marth, 56, of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 15, 2017 at her home. Megan was born in Merrill to the late Daniel and Jane (Thompson) McCarthy on February 19, 1961. She graduated from Merrill High School. Megan married Ken Marth on December 14, 1983. Megan is survived by her husband Ken; her faithful dachshund, Trixie; her brothers, Chris (Kit) McCarthy of...
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James Richey

September 26, 1945 - December 15, 2017

James P. Richey, 72 of Marathon, passed away at home with family by his side on December 15, 2017. He was born to the late Paul and Irene Richey on September 26, 1945. He worked as a conductor for the railroads for over 20 years. He married Charlene Goulet on May 16, 1970. James loved his Harley and enjoyed long rides in the summer months. James is survived by his wife Char, two sons,...
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Dawn Hovden

December 13, 2017

Dawn Mae Huehnerfuss-Hovden, ascended with the angels on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, and the wonderful staff at Applegate Reflections. Mom was born into this world on May 5, 1929 to Clarence and Dorothy Huehnerfuss in Wausau, Wisconsin. Mom and her sister Bonnie lived with Grandma and Grandpa above their grocery store on the...
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Andy Loebbaka

January 14, 1976 - December 13, 2017

Andy Loebbaka, 41, peacefully slipped the bounds of Earth on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 due to an ongoing heart issue; moving onto his Heavenly visit with his Savior and many family members and friends who made the journey before him. He was born on January 14, 1976, son of the late David and Julie (Strohmeyer) Loebbaka. Andy graduated from D.C.Everest Senior High school in 1994. Andy had a...
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Alice Incha

December 9, 2017

Alice did not want an obituary – therefore, this is an announcement. She passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from an aggressive pancreatic and liver cancer. She was born in Coral Gables, Florida on October 26, 1943 and graduated from Antigo High School in 1962 with her "near twin" Rosie (Norb) Fleischman. Alice is survived by her dedicated, loving daughter Deborah Brushert, son...
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Mark Staples

April 20, 1948 - December 5, 2017

Mark K. Staples, 69, of Edgar, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Mark was born in Minneapolis on April 20, 1948 to Stanley and Mary (Danielson) Staples. He married Donna Drewsen, in Minocqua, on August 27, 1977 after a two year courtship. He owned and operated his own pallet manufacturing business, Wausau Lumber Sales for many years. Mark was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed downhill...
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William Allington

December 4, 2017

William H. (Bill) Allington, age 88, of Wausau, WI passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, with his son, Mark, at his side. Bill was born in Stratford, WI on March 25, 1929, son of Ernest and Frieda (Klemme) Allington. In 1948, Bill enlisted in the US Air Force, and served as an Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker through the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged in...
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Larry Neumann

December 1, 2017

Larry Richard Neumann, 75 of Schofield, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, after a courageous battle with Huntington's disease. He was born on February 2, 1942 to the late Clemons and Loretta (Stahnke) Neumann. Larry is survived by his children, Larry, Lonny (Kathy) and Laura; as well as numerous grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm on...
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Robb Wruck

November 23, 2017

Robb Ray Wruck, 42, of Rib Mountain, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Robb was born in Wausau on February 14, 1975 to Dennis (Lana) Wruck and the late Bonnie nee Buchburger Wruck Robb owned and ran his own construction company, "Robb Wruck Construction." Robb was a talented carpenter with a good eye for detail and a vision of the final product. His clients...
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Inez Wheeler

October 5, 1919 - November 16, 2017

Inez Wheeler passed away on November 16, 2017 with her children by her side. She was born in Whittlesy, WI on October 5, 1919, a year before women got the right to vote. Throughout her long and rich life, Inez exemplified love of family and the importance of having fun together, values that form a strong foundation for generations that follow her. She was a friend to many and an enthusiastic...
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Donald Yaggie

November 8, 1953 - November 15, 2017

Donald Sidney Yaggie passed away on Wednesday November 15, 2017, doing what he loved, deer-hunting at his cabin. He was born on November 8, 1953 in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Brown Deer High School in 1971 and went on to UW-Stevens Point. After college, he worked in sales for several trucking companies in Green Bay and Eau Claire before finally settling in Wausau. He later worked as a...
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William McLay

November 14, 2017

The time and life of Bill McLay. A wonderful man, who lived a full life. William (Bill) Keith McLay died November 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born January 9th, 1934 in Sudbury Ontario. His beloved birth country of Canada always held a special place in his heart. His parents were Murdock and Grace McLay. He attended high school in High Falls Ontario. Early on in his high school...
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Goldie Larson

February 16, 1925 - November 14, 2017

Goldie M. Larson, 92, Wausau, passed away on November 14, 2017 at New Perspective Senior Living in West Bend, WI. She was born February 16, 1925, in Colfax, Wisconsin to the late Anna (Lee) and Thorvald Melgaard. She was baptized and confirmed in the Colfax Lutheran Church. She graduated from Colfax High School. Goldie married Casper Greenhill in 1947, who then passed away on January 3,...
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Louis Kinjerski

November 11, 2017

Louis was born on May 20th, 1958 to parents Joe and Mabel Kinjerski in Kewaunee, WI. Joe passed away on February 10, 2014. As a child Louie enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, working on car engines, and painting. He attended Holy Rosary elementary school and graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1976. He had two beloved children, his son, Eric (Jenny) of Algoma, WI and his daughter...
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Michael Koplitz

November 10, 2017

With heavy hearts, we are saddened by the unexpected passing of Mike on November 10, 2017 in California. Born September 12, 1961 to James and Sharon (Janz) Koplitz. He married his High School sweetheart Laura (Przybylski) Koplitz on August 29, 1987 and celebrated their 30th Anniversary last summer. He will be dearly missed by his little buddy "Teddy", who sat on his stool waiting excitedly for...
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Arvo Britten

September 10, 1936 - November 10, 2017

Arvo Robert Britten, 81, of Wausau passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Arvo was born in Durand, Wisconsin on September 10, 1936 to the late Robert and Lila (DeMarce) Britten. He graduated from Wausau High in 1955, where he played varsity football, basketball and baseball. He was captain of Wausau High's 1955 state basketball team and played second...
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LaVerne Myer

September 29, 1934 - November 4, 2017

LaVerne Myer, 83, of Weston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. LaVerne was born in a log cabin on the family farm in Beans Eddy on September 29, 1934 to Harry and Clara (Handschke) Myer. Around 1942 the family moved to the Kronenwetter area where they mainly raised sheep and bees. Dad always talked about his pet...
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Audrey Meitzner

December 12, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Audrey Mildred Meitzner (nee Eastlund), age 89, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer's Disease at Gardenside Crossing, a loving and caring community at the North Central Health Care Facility. She was born on December 12, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin to Goodwin and Kathleen Eastlund. The youngest of three children, she was pre-deceased by her sister, Shirley and her...
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Janet Kunzak

February 9, 1938 - November 1, 2017

Janet A. Kunzak, 79, passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born on February 9, 1938, in Ironwood, Michigan. She married Elwood (Woody) Kunzak in 1972. Janet worked at Marathon Electric for 32 years. She had volunteered at Mount View Nursing Home and enjoyed traveling and going up north with her husband to their cabin. She also enjoyed attending craft shows and was an avid Green Bay Packers...
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Karl Pietsch

October 31, 2017

Karl Joseph Pietsch, of Wausau, passed away at his home on Oct. 31, 2017, his 94th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lucie Pietsch; 5 children, Wolfgang Pietsch, Claudia Carlson, Renate Wisniewski (Ray), Christopher Pietsch (Kathy) and Andrew Pietsch; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Karl was born in Villingen, Black Forest in Germany, to Berta and Karl...
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Tari Blank

July 25, 1961 - October 31, 2017

Tari Ann Blank, 56, of Pine River, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 due to a tragic car accident. She was born on July 25, 1961 to the late Donald E. Smith and Nancy Wenzlaff. She married David Blank, the love of her life, on June 25, 1983 in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Tari was a kind soul whose mission in life was to help others. She was a member of the ski patrol, a surgical...
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Keith Dorshak

October 30, 2017

Keith E. Dorshak, 65, of Kronenwetter, passed away after a two year battle with cancer while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. Keith's passion was his work- driving truck for over 40 years. He worked up until the day he was diagnosed and stopped only because he had to. Although he spent most his time on the road, he loved being home. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the...
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Donald Fellbaum

August 30, 1935 - October 20, 2017

Donald "Tojo" Fellbaum, 82, of Wausau, passed away on October 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. Tojo was born on August 30, 1935 at home in Stettin to the late Edwin and Leona (Mueller) Fellbaum. Tojo grew up doing what he loved, farming. He helped manage the home farm until his retirement. He then resided with his Guardian and sister, Ardell. Tojo spent much of his time with...
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Kathleen Huelster

October 13, 2017

Kathleen Powers Huelster, 82, Wausau, passed away at home on Oct. 13, 2017. Kathy was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to John and Martha Powers. She grew up in a home on White Bear Lake, Minn., and attended the University of Minnesota. In 1956, she married Wally Huelster and soon moved to Wausau where they raised four daughters. Kathy was a homemaker while her children were young, volunteering...
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Donna Dehnel

October 5, 2017

Born to the late Louis and Leona Oertel in Wausau, WI on June 21, 1940. Survivors include her husband Lawrence (Larry); son Jeff; daughter Lisa Goldade; grandson, Kyle Goldade; three siblings, Jeanine (Ray) Kaczmarzyk, Louis (Sharon), and Jerry (Elaine). Preceded in death by brothers Clifford and Charles. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday October 14, 2017 at...
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Hazel Eckel

October 4, 2017

Hazel Mae (Hollinger) Eckel Loved in life…Cherished in death. October 4, 2017 Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Hazel had a true understanding of love for her family, friends and faith in the Lord. She spoke of the importance of this often. Hazel was born to Herman and Emma (Hollinger) Kroening, and raised by Max and Louise Hollinger. Hazel grew up in Wausau and...
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Shirley Eggergluess

September 29, 2017

Shirley M. Eggergluess, 80, of Weston, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital in Weston. She was born in the Town of Colby to the late William and Irene (Dittmyer) Theilig, where she also met and married the love of her life. Shirley and Erwin were married on June 4, 1960. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2011. Shirley enjoyed playing cards and...
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Jay Petroske

September 29, 2017

Jay, "Jay Bird" "Pops", Petroske. Loyal, loving, caring, humble, handy; only a few words of a thousand that could describe a wonderful husband, father, friend and knowledgeable outdoorsman. He had many friends and family that will celebrate his life; heaven has become a better place because of him. He is survived by Barb (wife), Julie & Justin (daughter/son), Arlette (mother), Gertrude (step...
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Catherine Meurette

September 25, 2017

Catherine A. (Kate) Meurette, 84, Wausau, passed away September 25, 2017, surrounded by loving family at her home. She was born on July 3, 1933, in Rhinelander, WI, to Oscar and Diana Jacobson. After graduating from Rhinelander High School, Kate began working at Employers Mutual Insurance in Wausau. She then met the man who would capture her heart, Burleigh "Burl" Meurette. They married on...
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Patrick Prieve

August 3, 1945 - September 25, 2017

Patrick L. Prieve, 72, of Schofield, passed away September 25, 2017 at Clement J. Zabloci VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. Patrick was born on August 3, 1945 to the late Harold and Loretta (Eckes) Prieve. He married Carol Ertl on December 11, 1987 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Schofield. Patrick served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a gunnersmate,...
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Debra Vetter

May 24, 1965 - September 23, 2017

Debra K. Vetter, 52, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was born in Milwaukee on May 24, 1965 to the late Nona Lou Vetter. Debra is survived by her sister, Pamela (Roy) Bailey; brother, Ronald (Christine) Vetter and her nieces and nephews, Amber, Brittany, Austin, Jason, Arden and Anakin. Debra loved life and enjoyed each of life's moments. She loved...
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Arlene Beck

September 23, 2017

Arlene Beck, 89, passed away September 23, 2017 at Benedictine Living Center. She was born September 7, 1928 in River Falls, WI to the late Edward and Gladys (Ludtke) Murphy. She married Harry Borner on November 4th 1948. Harry preceded her in death in July of 1977. Arlene then married Delos Beck on March 29, 1980. He also preceded her in death on November 26, 2010. Arlene enjoyed clerical work...
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Phil Noteboom

September 23, 2017

Phil Noteboom, age 64, of Rib Mountain, passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Phil died of complications related to lung cancer, despite quitting smoking over 30 years ago. Phil spent most of his professional career as a personal injury defense attorney. He was most proud of his work as an independent mediator toward the end of his career. Phil helped a lot of people, both...
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Danny Kasten

September 22, 2017

Danny D. Kasten, 67, of Wausau, passed away September 22, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Danny is survived by his wife, Bonnie Kasten; children, Karl (Melissa Burclaff) Kasten and Erich (Angela) Kasten; grandchildren, Danielle (Jeremy) Brandt, Richelle Kasten, Kaila Kasten, and Elenora Kasten; sisters, Karen (Joe) Kun and Peggy (Wayne) Lawonn; and brother, John (Diane) Kasten. He...
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Shawn Opper

September 15, 2017

Shawn A. Opper, 55, of Wausau, passed away on September 15, 2017. Shawn was born on September 4, 1962 to the late Raymond Jr. and Jeanette (Smith) Opper. He married Karen Wenzel and together they shared 30 years in marriage. They raised his pride and joy, Josh and Amanda. Shawn was a past Captain of the Easton Fire Department, worked at the Brokaw Paper Mill alongside his family, and most...
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Laurene Writz

July 8, 1926 - September 14, 2017

Laurene Esther (Passehl) Writz, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice House, Wausau, WI. She was born on July 8, 1926 in the Town of Frankfurt to Ernest Sr. and Louise (Leffel) Passehl. She was baptized on July 25, 1926 and confirmed on March 17, 1940, at St. John's ELCA in the Town of Wein. Laurene graduated from Colby High School in 1944...
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Richard Burns

April 10, 1934 - September 11, 2017

Richard Timothy Burns, 83, of Weston, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Wausau area, Richard was born April 10, 1934 to the late Reed and Sophia (Krohn) Burns. After high school, Richard enlisted in the Marine Corps. After serving, he married the late Janet Woytasik on July 9, 1955 and together they had four children: Gail...
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Sandra Austin

June 13, 1936 - September 5, 2017

Sandra J. (Schmidt) Austin, 81, of Mosinee, passed away on September 5, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House, with her family at her side. Sandy was born June 13, 1936 in Tomahawk, WI. She enjoyed golf, bingo and supporting the Alzheimer's Association and the Humane Society of Marathon County. Sandy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard, son Jeffery (Jennifer) of Minocqua, brother William...
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Marlin Schemehorn

September 2, 2017

Marlin Lee-Roy Schemehorn, 70, of Wausau, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Marlin was born October 13, 1946 in sunny California, where he lived until he was 12 years old. At 12, he moved to Merrill, Wisconsin and then on to Milwaukee, where he enjoyed factory work. Shortly after his move to Milwaukee, he was drafted by the United States Army, having served...
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Donald Prehn

June 19, 1927 - August 28, 2017

Donald Frederick Otto Prehn passed into the grace of the Lord on August 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born June 19, 1927, the eldest of three children, to Dr. Delos Carl and Anita Mueller Prehn. He was 90 years old. Don graduated from Wausau High School in 1944 at an early age of 16. He attended the Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC for two years before...
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Gordon Radtke

April 2, 1955 - August 25, 2017

Gordon "Mr. Ski Doo" Radtke, Jr., of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. Gordy was born April 2, 1955 in Duluth, Minnesota to Annette and Gordon Radtke, Sr. He graduated high school from Duluth East then attended college, before starting his career at Bombardier, now (BRP) where he spent 32 years. He was involved in many activities, clubs, groups, and associations...
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Anthony LaCalamita

August 22, 2017

Anthony "Tony" F. LaCalamita was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 21, 1944 to Teresa (Misurelli) and Antonio LaCalamita, and is survived by his loving wife Florence (Petillo), sons Anthony, Vincent (and Jodi), granddaughters Hannah and Emily, sisters Grace (LaRossa) and Diana (Scarabino), brother Frank, and eight nephews and six nieces. Tony grew up in a strong, loving, Italian, Catholic family...
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Rosemary Roehl

August 16, 2017

Rosemary Eunice (Axtell) Roehl, 87, died on August 16, 2017. She was born October 5, 1929, the youngest of 7 children, to Lloyd A. and Lora (Hill) Axtell in Pepin, WI. Rosemary began piano at the age of 5. She played piano for Sunday school at the Methodist Church where she was a member. She attended Pepin Elementary School and High School, graduating in May 1947. During her high school years,...
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Robert Karl

August 13, 2017

Robert J. Karl, 92, of Rothschild, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2017. A lifelong resident of Rothschild, Bob was born December 7, 1924 to the late Frederick and Jesse (Varo) Karl. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked as a service technician for Sears Roebuck. On July 2, 1949, Bob married his one true love, Florence Eickemeyer, who preceded him in...
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Jacqueline Von Kanel

August 13, 2017

Jacqueline Alice Von Kanel (Whitney), 87 of Wausau passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on August 13, 2017. Jacqueline was born in Radisson, Wisconsin on June 30, 1930 to Alice and Bernard Whitney. She attended Winter High School, where she graduated as the valedictorian for her class. Jacqueline married Michael Lucko, and together they had three children, Michael, Lori,...
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Delores Brandt

June 10, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Delores A. Brandt, 88, of Weston passed away on August 12, 2017 at Tender Reflections of Weston. She was born June 10th, 1929 in the Town of Maine, Marathon County, WI to Royal and Ella (Hahn) Sturm. She attended Red Granite School, Horace Mann Junior High, and graduated from Wausau Senior High. Delores united in marriage to Lavern L. Brandt at Zion Lutheran Church, Town of Maine. She worked at...
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Nancy Burgoyne

August 9, 2017

Nancy J. Burgoyne, 60, of Birnamwood, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Nancy was born in Wausau on January 14, 1957 to Herman W. and Evangeline (Seehafer) Baumann. Nancy graduated from D.C. Everest Senior High and went on to marry the love of her life, Harry A. Burgoyne on July 15, 1978. They shared 39 years together. Nancy had a zest for life. She loved...
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Joanne Jansen

August 8, 2017

Joanne Marie Jansen, 75, of Kronenwetter passed away while resting comfortably at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Tuesday August 8, 2017. Joanne was born November 3, 1941 to the late Peter and Leona (Pankow) Jelinek. She went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Thomas George Jansen, on June 8, 1963. Tom preceded her in death in December 2015. They were married for 52 years. Joanne...
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Audrey Tehan

August 6, 2017

Audrey J. Tehan, 86, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away on August 6, 2017 at Primrose Retirement Community in Wausau. Audrey was born on June 27, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Everel T. Pierick and Ethel D. (Druse) Pierick. She married Robert E. Tehan, Jr. on September 5, 1953 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Audrey attended Shorewood High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison....
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