Our Obituaries

Donald Rosenberg

October 25, 1921 - February 20, 2017

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

February 16, 2017

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

February 16, 2017

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

September 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

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

August 29, 1956 - February 8, 2017

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

February 7, 2017

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

December 8, 1927 - February 6, 2017

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

January 2, 1943 - February 4, 2017

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

November 25, 1965 - February 3, 2017

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

January 29, 2017

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

January 29, 2017

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

January 28, 2017

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

January 27, 2017

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

January 26, 2017

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

January 23, 2017

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

January 21, 2017

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

January 19, 2017

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

January 18, 2017

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

January 15, 2017

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

January 14, 2017

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

January 11, 2017

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

January 11, 2017

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

January 11, 2017

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

January 9, 2017

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

January 8, 2017

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

December 30, 2016

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

December 29, 2016

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

December 29, 2016

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

March 23, 1940 - December 22, 2016

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

September 8, 1937 - December 21, 2016

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

December 18, 2016

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

December 15, 2016

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

October 30, 1923 - December 15, 2016

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

October 7, 1949 - December 9, 2016

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

November 25, 1920 - December 5, 2016

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

March 28, 1946 - December 2, 2016

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

November 30, 2016

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

December 8, 1923 - November 29, 2016

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

November 29, 2016

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

July 11, 1926 - November 29, 2016

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

June 23, 1926 - November 28, 2016

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

November 26, 2016

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

May 21, 1922 - November 24, 2016

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

November 22, 2016

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

November 21, 2016

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

November 18, 2016

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

November 18, 2016

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

March 30, 1918 - November 18, 2016

Laura L. Hoppe, age 98, of Wausau, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Weston. Laura was born on March 30, 1918 in Wausau to the late Charles and Tina (Marth) Krueger. She graduated from Wausau Senior High School and then married Lawrence Hoppe on May 1, 1948 in Wausau. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1999. Laura was a long time member of Trinity...
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Roland Hettinga

November 16, 2016

Roland "Rollie" R. Hettinga, age 78 of Schofield, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Rollie was born in Wausau on June 18, 1938 to the late Richard and Margaret (Ferge) Hettinga. He graduated from DC Everest High School in 1956. After high school, he went to work for his father's business, Hettinga Heating. Later, he became a sheet metal worker for Local...
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James Mykleby

June 18, 1924 - November 13, 2016

James Edward Mykleby, 92, of Weston, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 under the care of Pride TLC, (formerly Stoney River) and Aspirus Hospice Care. James was born June 18, 1924 in Merrill to the late Edward and Gladys (Henry) Mykleby and grew up in Star Lake, Vilas County. He graduated from Eagle River High School. On May 1, 1948 he married Mary Jane Schneck at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau...
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Helen Smith

November 26, 1921 - November 9, 2016

Helen Marie Smith, age 94, born November 26, 1921 Pittsville, Wisconsin and died November 9, 2016 at Cedar Creek Manor in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Beller) Barto. She married Donald J. Smith, August 19, 1939 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, he precedes her in death. She was employed at Rothschild Elementary School, Rothschild, Wisconsin as...
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Thomas Robinson

April 25, 1954 - November 8, 2016

Thomas "Tom" D. Robinson passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a short brave battle with cancer. He was born April 25, 1954. He was the son of Nancy and Dale Robinson. Tom attended Wausau Newman graduating in 1972. He received an Associate's Degree from UWMC and graduated from UW Eau Claire in 1976 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He went to work as a Reporter/Assignment Editor...
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Jean Beck

November 5, 2016

Jean Louise Kitzman Beck, 83, died Friday night November 4, 2016, at Rennes in Weston, under Aspirus Hospice Care. Twenty eight years ago she had a large brain tumor removed. In June it was found that she again had a brain tumor, which was inoperable. Jean was born January 8, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of Harry and Arlene Kitzman. Jean started college at sixteen, at the...
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Patricia Prehn

January 17, 1931 - November 5, 2016

Patricia Booth Prehn Patte entered this world on January 17, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois, daughter of Amasa R. and Verna Park Booth. Patte passed into the grace of the Lord at her home in Wausau, WI on Saturday November 5, 2016 at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Donald F. Prehn of Wausau; children, Dr. Ronald Scott Prehn (Linda Rose) of Houston, TX...
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LaDonna Soukup

November 4, 2016

LaDonna J. Soukup, 79, of Weston, passed away at her home on Friday, November 4, 2016. She is the daughter of the late Peter and Evelyn (Espeland) Peterson. She was born on April 18, 1937 in Wauwatosa. She married Robert John Soukup on February 4, 1961 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on December 1, 1998. LaDonna graduated from DC Everest class of 1955. They were the...
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Bernetta Petruzates

December 4, 1933 - November 3, 2016

Bernetta M. Petruzates, 82, of Weston, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Ministry Saint Clares Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Bernetta was born December 4, 1933 to the late Bernard and Marie (Bergum) Bragstad, in Longwood, Wisconsin. She was formerly employed at Wausau Insurance for over 25 years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Larry Petruzates: her sister,...
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Kevin Koester

March 6, 1947 - November 2, 2016

Kevin W. Koester, 69, Weston, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 under the care of Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau due to complications from cancer. Kevin was born March 6, 1947 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Kevin graduated from Neenah High School in 1965 and the following year enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country honorably. Kevin really enjoyed being outdoors. Whether it was gardening or...
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Edward Genrich

November 1, 2016

Edward L. Genrich, 85, is now residing in his new heavenly home as of Nov. 1st, 2016. He resided with his wife, Patsy, of 64 years in Wausau. Ed, as he was known, is survived by his wife, Pat; his daughter, Laurie (David) Henrichs; two sons, Ronald (Daphne) Genrich and Robert (Dawn) Genrich. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Dustin, Daniel, Jessica and Jonathan; along with 8...
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Michael Seubert

June 26, 1950 - October 27, 2016

Michael J. Seubert, age 66, of Ogema died on Thursday, October 27, 2016 Michael was born in Wausau on June 26, 1950 to John and Joan (Gassner) Seubert. Michael was a long time ginseng farmer who loved the outdoors. Michael is survived by his two sons Chad Seubert of Ogema and Dane Seubert of Fifield; mother Joan Seubert of Marathon; Gal Pal Debbie "Chip" Swenson of Ogema; and siblings Tony ...
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Jarred Gregory

October 22, 1989 - October 25, 2016

Jarred Michael Gregory, 27, of Kronenwetter, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Jarred was born in Wausau on October 22, 1989 to Michael and Pam Gregory. Jarred enjoyed playing with his musical toys and his cars. His favorite snack was Cheetos, eating champs and onion rings at Chips, which he just had on Saturday for...
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Breanne Sleater

December 9, 1991 - October 22, 2016

Breanne Sleater, 24, Wausau, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at her home, with her husband Kyle and other immediate family by her side from Adrenal Cancer. She was under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Service. Breanne was born December 9, 1991 to Bret and Julie (Aschebrook) Hanson in Wausau. Breanne attended Wausau West High School and graduated in 2010. She married Kyle Sleater...
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Donald E. Mirek

December 6, 1931 - October 10, 2016

Donald E. Mirek, 84, of Wausau, died on Monday, October 10, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his daughters and granddaughters. He was born in Wausau on December 6, 1931 to the late Edward and Bernadette (Pregont) Mirek. Don married Barbara Otto on May 6, 1961 at St. Anne's Parish in Wausau. Donald, known as Don or "Mert", to his friends, proudly served his Country in the Marines from 1952 to...
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Donna Marie Hausknecht

September 1, 1966 - October 5, 2016

Donna Marie (Boehm) Hausknecht, 50, of Eagle River, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on September 1, 1966 to Joseph and Karen (Boehner) Alore. Donna is survived by her parents, Joe and Karen Alore of Eagle River; siblings, Daniel Boehm of Milwaukee, and Josette (James) Bollech of...
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Phyllis M. Cabelka

July 9, 1922 - October 4, 2016

Phyllis M. Cabelka, age 94 of Wausau passed away peacefully at her home on October 4th Phyllis was born on July 9, 1922 in Faulkton, South Dakota and was raised in Greenville, Kentucky. Phyllis graduated from Greenville High School and attended Bowling Green Business University. She was sworn into the Waves on July 1, 1944. Phyllis married Emil Cabelka on February 20, 1946. Phyllis was an...
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Dorothea C. Meier

February 1, 1923 - October 4, 2016

Dorothea C. Meier, 93, Schofield (formerly of Brookfield) died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau, WI surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 1, 1923 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Adolph and Agnes (Robeck) Oelke and graduated from Custer High School in 1941. She played trumpet in the high school band and loved to play the piano. On September 28th, 1946...
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Betty Jane Geurink

September 14, 1931 - September 30, 2016

Betty Jane (Fremming) Geurink, 85, of Weston, passed away Friday, September 30, at Aspirus Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 14, 1931 in the town of Norrie to the late William and Hazel Fremming. Betty graduated from Birnamwood High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart, Roger Geurink. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on...
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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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