Our Obituaries

Judith Voigt

October 15, 1942 - September 19, 2016

Judith Voigt, 73, Wausau passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 while on vacation in LaPorte, Indiana. Judy was born on October 15, 1942 in Merrill, Wisconsin to the late Leonard Pagel and Winifred (Berhow) Pagel. She married Virgil Voigt on September 20, 1958 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin. They were married for almost 58 years. Survivors include her husband, Virgil;...
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Peal L. Tranetzki

December 23, 1919 - September 16, 2016

We lost our little grandma Pearl L. Tranetzki, 96, of Wausau, on Friday, September 16, 2016. We find peace in this, knowing she is once again united in Heaven with her loving husband George. Pearl was born in Merrill on December 23, 1919, to the late Andrew and Olga (Groth) Tesky. She married George Tranetzki on February 7, 1942 in Milwaukee. They shared 57 years of marriage before George...
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Douglas (Tillisch) Hiebl

May 25, 1964 - September 12, 2016

Douglas (Dougie) passed away at Mount View Care Center on Monday, September 12 from complications due to pneumonia. He was born on May 25, 1964 to Elizabeth Lavicka Hiebl Tillisch and Anthony Hiebl. His family and friends are grateful to God for allowing him to grace their lives for 52 years after being born with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare chromosomal condition. He is survived by his...
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Gerald Schaefer

July 11, 1934 - September 7, 2016

Gerald Schaefer, 82, of Weston, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Elder Services, Weston. Gerald was born July 11, 1934 in Wausau to Norman and Ann (Grendel) Schaefer. Gerald married Lyla Kuester, she preceded him in death on May, 2010. Together they had two daughters, Kathleen Nieslowski and Susan Brown. Gerald worked as a machinist and mechanic and...
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Patricia Baumgardt

August 27, 2016

Patricia Baumgardt, 88 passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau. Pat was born in Wausau on Valentine's Day in 1928 to the late Oscar and Wilma (Hecker) Wohlfahrt. She was united in marriage to Aaron C. Baumgardt on November, 12, 1949 and they shared 66 wonderful years together. She was a wonderful, wife, mother,...
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Patrick Crooks

April 20, 1934 - August 26, 2016

A good life ended when Pat Crooks died peacefully at age 82 on Friday, August 26, 2016 with family surrounding him. It was a life distinguished by integrity, loyalty, compassion, generosity and a fun-loving spirit. Pat practiced law in Marathon County in a career that spanned 56 years. Early in his career he served as Marathon County District Attorney for three years. He also served part time...
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Robert S. Toivonen

July 17, 1954 - August 16, 2016

Robert Samuel Toivonen, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a brief illness. Bob was born on July 6, 1931. On July 17, 1954 he was united in marriage with Joan (Gisselman). They shared a wonderful life together of 62+ years. Family was always his top priority. Robert served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and worked at Wausau...
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Robert Samuel Toivonen

July 6, 1931 - August 16, 2016

Robert Samuel Toivonen, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a brief illness. Bob was born on July 6, 1931. On July 17, 1954 he was united in marriage with Joan (Gisselman). They shared a wonderful life together of 62+ years. Family was always his top priority. Robert served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and worked at Wausau Papers...
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George F. Bett

May 1, 1930 - August 8, 2016

George F. Bett, 86, Weston died Monday, August 8, 2016 while at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Eland May 1, 1930 to the late Frank and Helen (Pierczhalski) Bett. He married the love of his life, Arlene Wawrzyniak on April 8, 1961. He worked in the finishing department at Weyerhaeuser, retiring in 1999 at the age of 70. George was a member of the Knights of Columbus...
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Joseph "Joe" McGrath

December 19, 1920 - August 5, 2016

Joseph John "Joe" McGrath, 95, Wausau, went home to the Lord Friday, August 5, 2016. Joe was born December 19, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois to Owen and Mary (McDonnell) McGrath, Irish immigrants who arrived to the United States as teenagers. As a young boy growing up during the Great Depression, Joe learned the value of hard work and would do any odd job he could in order to help support his...
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Albert J. Molinaro

February 2, 1925 - August 3, 2016

Dr. Albert John (AJ) Molinaro, 91, Schofield, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 2, 1925 in Racine, Wisconsin, son of Enrico and Rosaria (Ricchio) Molinaro. He grew up in the Lakeside neighborhood of Racine, an area many Italian and Hungarian immigrants called home. He graduated valedictorian from Washington Park High...
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David J. Petersen

February 27, 1932 - July 25, 2016

David J. Petersen 84 of Wausau, WI passed away July 25, 2016. He was born Feb 27, 1932 in Wausau to Dorothy (Jenkins) and Melvin S. Petersen. He attended Wausau Senior High and was a member of the Elroy Hirsch Hi/Y club, curling club and participated in basketball and track. David joined the Navy in 1951 and served on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph during the Korean War. He was honorably...
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Janet Bezucha

September 25, 1951 - July 24, 2016

Janet Bezucha, 64, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday July 24, 2016 At Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice House, surrounded by her family. She was born September 25, 1951 in Neenah, Wisconsin and grew up as the lone girl in a family of six children. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974 with a degree in Physical Therapy and worked as a physical therapist for 40 years. Janet was...
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Brian T. Cleveland

May 22, 1958 - July 24, 2016

Brian T. Cleveland, 58, of Stevens Point, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was born in Wausau on May 22, 1958 to Otto and Enid (Kuehl) Cleveland. After graduating from high school, Brian received his Associates Degree in Electronics. Brian was a member of the Central Wisconsin Corvette Club. He enjoyed working on cars, woodworking and repairing old radios. He also collected and...
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Elaine Baeseman Hertz

January 30, 1922 - July 20, 2016

Elaine Baeseman Hertz, 94, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Aspirus Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Edgar on January 30, 1922 to the late Arnold and Elsie (Umnus) Baeseman. She announced in grade school she intended to marry Bob Hertz. Bob courted Elaine at a special rock down the street from Elaine's childhood home. They married on December...
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Phydalis "Dottie" Zientara

June 16, 1923 - July 17, 2016

Phydalis "Dottie" Zientara passed away Sunday July 17, 2016 at Mountain View Terrace, Wausau. She was born in Stratford WI, the daughter of the late Frank & Leona Lillge on June 16, 1923. She is survived by her children, Pamela (Jerome) Krall, Kathlene Freitag (Richard Dubiel), John (Ann) Zientara, Mary (Tony) Suardini, Ann (Jerry) Badeau and Patti (Bob) Swita; grandchildren, Debra (Karl)...
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Robert Felker

May 16, 1927 - July 11, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Felker was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on May 16, 1927 to the late Walter and Marie (Bacon) Felker. Bob was raised during the Great Depression, served in the U.S Navy during World War II and became an active and privileged member of the Greatest Generation. He graduated from Lawrence University where he met his future wife, Janice Juve. Together they had three wonderful...
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Bernard Joseph Neitzke

December 2, 1935 - July 4, 2016

Bernard Joseph Neitzke, 80, of the Town of Texas, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born December 2, 1935 in Wausau to the late Bernard "Ben" and Clara (Walters) Neitzke. Bernard married Marilyn Kell on October 6, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wausau. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1957 – 1963. Bernard was a retired farmer and...
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Glenn Dettinger

April 3, 1923 - June 29, 2016

Glenn William Dettinger, 93, passed away June 29, 2016 at Aspirus Hospital, Wausau, WI. Glenn was born to Melvin & Mildred (Stein) Dettinger on April 3, 1923 in Chicago. In the depression the family moved to be near relatives in WI. Glenn attended Grant School & Wausau High School. After going to radio school he joined the Army Signal Corps in WWII doing radar repair. After being discharged...
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Barbara E. Witter

June 27, 1953 - June 29, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved mother, Barbara Edna (Heiser) Witter, 79, after a yearlong bout with metastatic lung cancer. She died Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, peacefully sleeping in her bed, surrounded by family at the Wausau, Wis., home of her daughter Debra, with whom she lived the past two years. Barbara was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Wausau, to Mae ...
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David Linn Kornegay

September 12, 1947 - June 27, 2016

David Linn Kornegay, 68, of Wausau; the beloved husband of the late Cynthia Hummel; loving father of Holly (Pat) Knutson of Tampa, FL; grandfather of Xavior and Nylah Knutson; and stepfather to Graham (Jackie) and Noah Hummel-Hall, died on Monday, June 27, 2016 while at his home. After graduating in 1970 from IIT, David became a respected Hydro Electric Engineer who worked on numerous...
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Rosella "Lala" Drengler

July 17, 1924 - June 26, 2016

Rosella "Lala" Drengler, 91, of Wausau, died Sunday, June 26, 2016( Lala and Jerry's anniversary) at Wausau Manor. She was born July 17, 1924 in Wausau to the late John and Anna (Lenz) Kaas. Rosella married Gerald Drengler June 26, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wausau. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2008. Rosella was a secretary for Younkers until she retired in 1987. She...
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Regina A. Petersen

June 16, 1922 - June 25, 2016

Regina Ann (Rosinski) Petersen, 94, of Green Bay, Wi., passed away on June 25, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Elder Care in Schofield. She was surrounded by loving family. "Reggie" was born June 16, 1922. She was the daughter of Stanley and Stella Rosinski. They proceeded her in death along with her other 11 siblings who have gone before her. Reggie married John "Jack" Petersen on April 15, 1950. ...
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Francis E. "Buster" Bachhuber Jr.

April 6, 1941 - June 10, 2016

Francis E. "Buster" Bachhuber, Jr., 75, of Wausau, WI, died June 10, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born to Frank Bachhuber and Alberta (Krause) Bachhuber April 6, 1941 in Wausau, WI. Besides his parents, Buster was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Katherine Robinson and his brother, Andrew John Bachhuber. Buster is...
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Patrick Thomas

June 6, 2016

Patrick Miles Thomas, 68, of Wausau, died unexpectedly at his home on June 6, 2016. He was born in Wausau on September 4, 1947 to the late Leo and Hildegard (Discher) Thomas. Patrick graduated from Wausau Senior High in 1966 and NCTI in 1967 with a degree in accounting. He was inducted into the army in 1969, and served mainly in Germany. After his honorable discharge he held a variety of jobs...
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Roger L. Rusch

December 9, 1947 - June 5, 2016

Roger L. Rusch, age 68, of Wausau, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Roger was born on December 9, 1947 in Wausau to the late Willard and Arline (Kroening) Rusch. Roger loved anything motorized. From vehicles to ATVs, he could fix it all. He also enjoyed working in the garage repairing and rebuilding just about anything. He loved his life in the country and sharing it...
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Dorothy M. Builer

April 20, 1925 - May 31, 2016

Dorothy M. Builer, 91, Wausau died Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Sylvan Crossing, Wausau. Dorothy was born to the late Edwin and Katherine Mueller on April 20, 1925 in Athens. She met and married Donald Builer in May of 1947. He preceded her in death in March 2008. Dorothy had been employed by the former Memorial Hospital, later St. Mary's Hospital in Wausau as a receptionist. She went on to be...
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Charlotte Wicklund

March 5, 1925 - May 26, 2016

Charlotte Wicklund, 91, died on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Tender Reflections in Weston. Charlotte was born March 5, 1925, the eldest daughter to the late Edward and Dorothy Buehler in Bern, Minnesota. She has one brother, Merle "Edward" Buehler (Jean) living in Sheboygan, and one sister, Nancy Phillips who resides in Groveport, Ohio. Her beloved late husband Johnnie preceded Charlotte in...
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Alfred C. Ryan

July 1, 1930 - May 26, 2016

Alfred C. Ryan, 85, of Crandon, formerly of Wausau, died on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born in Wausau to the late Cornelius and Erna (Pomeranc) Ryan on July 1, 1930. He spent all of his life in Wausau until November 1951, when he entered the U.S. Navy. He spent two years in the Navy stationed in New Foundland. After the Navy Alfred returned to school and graduated from the UW Whitewater. He...
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Shirley Kurtzweil Mosher

July 29, 1941 - May 23, 2016

Shirley Kurtzweil Mosher, 74 of Wausau, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Aspirus Hospital. She was born in Waukesha WI to Michael and Helen (Pagel) Congemi. She married Wilbur Kurtzweil who preceded her in death. She then married Laverne Mosher on September 8, 2001 in Weston. She worked as a care giver for many years. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, as...
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Robert Jeffrey Balgord

May 17, 1995 - May 18, 2016

Robert Jeffrey Balgord, known by those who loved him as Bobby, passed away at the age of 21 on May 18, 2016. He was born on May 17, 1995 to Christian Balgord of Florence, AL and Terri Quick of Dawsonville, GA. Bobby is survived by his loving parents; his sisters, Heather and Samantha; Aunt and Uncle, Steve and Andrea Saeger; many cousins, uncles and aunts; and his grandmother, Charlene Balgord...
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Catherine "Katie" Berg

June 7, 1923 - May 17, 2016

Catherine C. "Katie" Berg, 92, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Stone Crest, Wausau. Catherine was born June 7, 1923 to the late Albert and Lottie Ebersold in Wausau. She spent her early school years at Grant Elementary school and graduated from the Wausau Senior High School in 1941. While in High School, Katie helped with Sunday School at Hall Memorial Chapel, and later with the young children...
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Marlien V. Lee

July 8, 1933 - May 14, 2016

Marlien V. Lee, 82, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at North Central Health Care Center. Marlien is survived by her children Curtis Lee of Wausau and Cindy (Andre) Klos of Nevada; her brother Darryl; sister Betty; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Beside her parents, Marlien was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; two brothers and a sister. A memorial...
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Joann Hellrud

January 4, 1924 - May 12, 2016

Joann Hellrud, 92, of Wausau, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Joann was born in Wausau on January 4, 1924 to the late John and Lena Ahrens. She married Norbert Hellrud on March 18, 1942. He precedes her in death. Joann worked several jobs, while she and her family traveled around Germany, Japan and in the United States, following her husband through his military...
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Carol Larson

June 29, 1936 - May 11, 2016

Carol (Lois Dettinger Stanke) Larson, 79, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away on May 11, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was a loving, caring Mother and a brilliant, beautiful woman. Carol Lois Dettinger was born in Wausau to Melvin and Mildred (Stein) Dettinger on June 29, 1936. She attended high school at old Wausau East High and graduated in 1954. In 1956, she married Myron Peter...
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Johnathon D. Luoma

August 29, 1992 - May 10, 2016

Johnathon D. Luoma, 23, of Wausau, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. John was a very outgoing person with a great sense of humor. His presence was uplifting at any gathering while lifting up sad hearts and organizing charity events for friends and families in need. John was born in Wausau on August 29, 1992. He graduated from Wausau East High School in 2010. He was...
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James Young

April 2, 1933 - May 10, 2016

James Young, 83, of Wausau, passed away on May 10, 2016 at his home. Jim was born in Antigo, Wisconsin on April 2, 1933. He was born the second of five sons to the late Crawford "Bud" and Marie Young, nee Japes. He married Maryann Glugla, the love of his life, on September 14, 1957. They were married 41 years before Maryann passed away in 1999. Together they raised three children, Cathy ...
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Charlotte E. Opper

November 21, 1936 - May 9, 2016

Charlotte E. Opper, 79, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born in her home in the City of Schofield to the late Gilbert and Delia (Merrill) Wendorf. She was named after the woman who helped deliver her. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau. Charlotte married Allen Opper on July 31, 1965. Together they had four children, who they...
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Blake M. Bublitz

December 28, 1978 - May 8, 2016

Blake M. Bublitz, 37, of Eau Claire, passed away on May 8, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Blake was born in Wausau on December 28, 1978, the youngest son of Kelly and Renee (Szuminski) Bublitz. He graduated in 1997 from Wausau East High School. After high school Blake went on to work construction. He was the Jack-of-all-Trades but was at his best...
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Aaron Wayne Brummond

June 2, 1935 - May 2, 2016

Aaron Wayne Brummond, 80, of Wausau passed away on Monday May 2, 2016 at the Benedictine Manor of Wausau with his family by his side. From the time of his birth in Wausau, WI on June 2, 1935 to the time of his death on Monday, Aaron was surrounded by people he loved and that loved him. Aaron was the 4th of 5 children to Rudolph and Laura (Crochiere) Brummond. He graduated from Wausau High in...
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Patricia Lynne DeSantis

November 8, 1936 - April 23, 2016

Patricia Lynne DeSantis (Kirby), age 79 of Wausau and formerly of Montreal, WI, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Patricia was born November 8, 1936 to the late Isabelle (Lamont) and John Kirby in Ironwood, MI. She was a 1954 graduate of Hurley High School and attended St Mary's Nursing School in Duluth, MN. She was joined in marriage to Peter DeSantis on July 29, 1957...
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Russell "Russ" C. Paulsen

April 4, 1933 - April 21, 2016

Russell C. "Russ" Paulsen transitioned from his mortal body to eternal life on Thursday April 21, 2016. Russ left meaningful legacies embodied in his six children and his thirteen grandchildren. His contributions to education and community have left an inheritance for generations to come. His strong Christian faith permeated his life and the ministry of Wesley United Methodist Church. ...
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Wilbur "Wib" E. Johnson

January 21, 1924 - April 11, 2016

Wilbur E. Johnson "Wib" 92, of Wausau passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, with his family by his side. Wib was born January 21, 1924 in Wausau, son of the late Clarence N. and Esther M. (Bachman) Johnson. Wib graduated from Wausau High School in 1942. He served in the United States Navy in both World War II and the Korean War. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University...
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Frances "Bunny" Andreski Kroening

February 25, 1929 - April 9, 2016

Frances "Bunny" (nee Buckberger) Andreski Kroening, 87, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Gardenside Crossing at North Central Health Care Center. She was born on February 25, 1929 to the late William and Mary (Hassenfuss) Buckberger. After her first husband, Kenneth Andreski passed away, she met and married Eldro Kroening on June 12, 1972. Frances is survived by her son,...
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Rita Gertrude Martell

November 23, 1921 - April 4, 2016

Rita Gertrude Martell passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 4, 2016 with her family at her side. Rita was born on November 23, 1921 to the late Peter and Agnes (Simons) Pigeon in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was one of 11 children. She married Norman Martell on July 1, 1944, in Green Bay; he preceded her in death on October 21, 2008 after 64 years of marriage. Survivors include...
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Marvin E. Cisewski

April 6, 1944 - April 1, 2016

Marvin E. Cisewski, 71, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Friday.
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Jerome L. Witthoft

July 8, 1943 - March 27, 2016

Jerome L. Witthoft, age 72, of Wausau, passed away on March 27, 2016 with his ever-loving wife by his side. Jerome "Jerry" was born in Amery, WI on July 8, 1943 to the late Lester and Norma (Wooldridge) Witthoft. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1961, and excelled as an athlete, earning a total of 10 varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football. Jerry attended UW-Madison for...
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Cynthia Lee Hummel

October 1, 1955 - March 21, 2016

Cynthia Lee Hummel, 60, of Wausau, passed away unexpectedly at home due to health issues. She was born in Stevens Point on October 1, 1955, to the late John and Bernette (Bergeron) Hummel. Cynthia lived her life to the fullest. She was licensed in as an attorney in 1991, in the State of Connecticut, with her Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She attended school in London, Malaysia and Ecuador. She...
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Elsie E. Thresher

March 20, 1923 - March 18, 2016

Elsie E. Thresher, 92, of Weston, passed from this world into the loving arms of her Savior on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Stoney River Assisted Living. She was born in Rothschild on March 20, 1923 to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Rithaler) Stemler. She married Harris Thresher at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schofield in 1977. Elsie worked in library administration for D.C. Everest Senior High...
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Leon Anthony White

August 31, 1925 - March 13, 2016

Leon Anthony White, 90, of Wausau died peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Leon was born in Marinette, WI on August 31, 1925 to the late Marie and Anthony White. He attended Wausau High School and left to join the Navy, where he served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was honorably discharged on February 17, 1952. After returning from active military service, Leon worked for Wausau...
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Alice E. Keck

June 21, 1924 - March 2, 2016

Alice E. (Buska) Keck, 91, of Schofield, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Copperleaf Assisted Living, with her family at her side. Alice was born in Schofield on June 21, 1924 to the late John and Clara (Check) Buska. She went on to marry John Keck in New York in 1945. When Alice wasn't waitressing at the Palm's Supper Club she was spending time doing her ceramics, working in her...
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Christine D. Erdman

August 7, 1921 - February 27, 2016

Christine D. Erdman, age 94, of Wausau, Wisconsin went to heaven peacefully to meet God and see Ralph, her husband of 59 years on Saturday February 27, 2016. Christine was born August 7, 1921 in Wausau to the late Theodore C. Olson and Margaret M. Olson (nee Schneider). Christine graduated as a Registered Nurse from Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee. She was a veteran of World War II, serving as a...
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Judith Ann Kostka

May 28, 1945 - February 22, 2016

Judith Ann Kostka, 70, of Weston, passed quietly Monday, February 22, 2016, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. Judith was born May 28, 1945, in Wausau to the late Albert and Edna (Omholt) Kostka. Judith worked for Federal Mogul, formerly Wausau Piston Ring, for 40 years. Judith enjoyed her family and traveled extensively throughout the world visiting Italy, Spain, Africa, South America and...
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Arnold J. Flagel

July 26, 1934 - February 14, 2016

Arnold Jerome Flagel, age 81, of Wausau, died on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Arnold was born in Marshfield on July 26, 1934 to the late Arthur and Ruth (Peterson) Flagel. He graduated from Marshfield High School and went on to UW Madison and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He also served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married...
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Elaine Kurth

October 28, 1934 - February 7, 2016

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

December 23, 1914 - February 6, 2016

David J. Hogan, age 101, of Wausau, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Rennes Rehab in Weston. David was born on December 23, 1914 in Freeport, IL to the late John and Mercedes (Moritz) Hogan. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and graduated with his bachelor's degree in Chemical Technology in 1937. Six months after graduation, he found a job in Rothschild as a research...
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Leander "Lee" Malak

July 15, 2016 - January 30, 2016

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

August 25, 1923 - January 27, 2016

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

October 11, 1923 - January 27, 2016

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

November 28, 1924 - January 27, 2016

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

December 16, 1924 - January 22, 2016

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

June 11, 1951 - January 20, 2016

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

March 10, 1933 - January 20, 2016

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

September 30, 1932 - January 15, 2016

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

June 9, 1993 - January 10, 2016

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

March 16, 1935 - January 6, 2016

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

August 21, 1916 - December 28, 2015

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

May 28, 1933 - December 26, 2015

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

March 23, 2015 - December 23, 2015

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

January 18, 1929 - December 19, 2015

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

May 7, 1927 - December 8, 2015

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

November 30, 2015

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

January 23, 1917 - November 30, 2015

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

January 14, 1931 - November 29, 2015

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

January 18, 1918 - November 28, 2015

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

July 24, 1928 - November 28, 2015

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

October 29, 1931 - November 23, 2015

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

May 2, 1944 - November 23, 2015

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

October 4, 1951 - November 20, 2015

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

November 11, 1953 - November 19, 2015

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

March 15, 1942 - November 16, 2015

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

May 12, 1921 - November 9, 2015

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

February 11, 1919 - November 6, 2015

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

December 27, 1952 - October 28, 2015

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

March 13, 2015 - October 24, 2015

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

October 23, 2015 - October 23, 2015

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

March 19, 1927 - October 20, 2015

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

July 26, 1964 - October 11, 2015

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

October 10, 1920 - September 29, 2015

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

November 30, 1916 - September 24, 2015

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

March 3, 1917 - September 10, 2015

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

May 29, 1925 - August 18, 2015

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

June 21, 1969 - July 28, 2015

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

February 4, 1958 - July 26, 2015

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

January 17, 1953 - July 21, 2015

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

April 16, 1992 - July 20, 2015

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

June 30, 2015 - July 15, 2015

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

November 13, 1921 - July 12, 2015

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

August 7, 1934 - July 11, 2015

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

September 29, 1923 - July 7, 2015

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