Our Obituaries

Pearl Callahan

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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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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