Our Obituaries

Donald Yaggie

November 8, 1953 - November 15, 2017

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

February 16, 1925 - November 14, 2017

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

November 11, 2017

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

September 10, 1936 - November 10, 2017

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

September 29, 1934 - November 4, 2017

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

December 12, 1927 - November 1, 2017

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

February 9, 1938 - November 1, 2017

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

October 31, 2017

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

July 25, 1961 - October 31, 2017

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

October 30, 2017

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

August 30, 1935 - October 20, 2017

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

October 13, 2017

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

October 5, 2017

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

October 4, 2017

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

September 29, 2017

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

September 29, 2017

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

September 25, 2017

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

August 3, 1945 - September 25, 2017

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

May 24, 1965 - September 23, 2017

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

September 23, 2017

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

September 23, 2017

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

September 22, 2017

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

September 15, 2017

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

July 8, 1926 - September 14, 2017

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

April 10, 1934 - September 11, 2017

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

June 13, 1936 - September 5, 2017

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

September 2, 2017

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

June 19, 1927 - August 28, 2017

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

April 2, 1955 - August 25, 2017

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

August 22, 2017

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

August 16, 2017

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

August 13, 2017

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

August 13, 2017

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

June 10, 1929 - August 12, 2017

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

August 9, 2017

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

August 8, 2017

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

August 6, 2017

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

August 4, 2017

Rodney M. Zahrt, 54, of Wausau, passed away on August 4, 2017. Rodney was born on April 26, 1963 to Wilton and Jean (Winter) Zahrt in Wausau. He married Linda Nigbur in Wausau and they raised their daughter Taylor. Rodney was a long-time employee of Kolbe and Kolbe, having worked there for 27 and a half years. He enjoyed woodworking projects and was an avid deer and pheasant hunter. He loved...
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Maynard Huber

March 4, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Maynard G. Huber, 85, of Weston, passed away peacefully on July 26 surrounded by his family, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on March 4, 1932, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, to George and Mary (Tremel) Huber. He married Lucille Binsfeld, his loving wife of 60 years, on June 29, 1957. A U.S. Army Veteran, Maynard proudly served his country during the Korean War. He worked for Hamilton...
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Marcella Bergs

October 22, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Marcella A. Bergs, 93, of Rothschild passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Pride TLC. She was born in Athens on October 22, 1923 to the late Nick and Mathilda (Luedtke) Rausch. She was baptized, made her first communion, confirmed and married all at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens. She married Joseph W. Bergs on November 6, 1943. He preceded her in death January 14, 1981. Marcella...
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Gloria Lewis

July 18, 2017

Gloria D. Lewis, 66, Weston, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.
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Edna Fletcher

December 7, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Edna (Braatz) Fletcher, 84, Birnamwood, went into the presence of the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born at her family homestead in the Town of Stettin on December 7, 1932 to the late Emil and Elizabeth (Wolter) Braatz. She married the love of her life, Dalbert Fletcher, on September 24, 1955 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in...
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Judith Morey

July 17, 2017

Judie Ann (Newman) Morey, 71, of Athens, passed away on July 17, 2017. Judie is survived by her husband, Rodney; her two sons, Lorne Morey of Wheatland, WI and Chris Morey of Pleasant Prairie, WI; one daughter, Glenda Morey of Paddock Lake, WI; along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene (Dziewiatkowski) Newman. A...
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Robert Plisch

June 16, 1921 - July 16, 2017

Robert Plisch, 96, passed away July 16, 2017 at Stone Crest Residence. He was born June 16, 1921 to the late Walter and Eleanor (Braun) Plisch and grew up on a farm in the Town of Rib Falls. He attended Athens High School and 1st University of Wisconsin Extension classes, held at Horace Mann and staffed by traveling University professors. He went on to attend the University of Madison. Bob...
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Louis Carter

July 10, 2017

Louis Carter, 92, of Weston, passed away July 10, 2017 at Pride TLC surrounded by his children. Louie was born on August 4, 1924 at his family homestead in Kronenwetter, WI. Louie was one of nine children of John and Mary Karter. Louie served in the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II as a mechanic in England, France, and Germany. He told stories of his motorcycle in France and loading...
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Robert Rybarczyk

July 7, 2017

Robert "Bob" Rybarczyk, 79, of Schofield, passed away on July 7, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Wausau on February 20, 1938 to the late Henry and Helen (Letarski) Rybarczyk. He married the love of his life Gloria Oleson on June 24, 1961 in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Bob served his Country honorably in the United States Army. He enjoyed golfing,...
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Robert Wunsch

June 30, 2017

Robert Orville Wunsch, age 88 of Weston passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Aspirus Hospice House on June 30, 2017. He was born to Bernard and Clara (Hayes) Wunsch on April 30, 1929. Bob married Diane (Held) Wunsch on October 21, 1977 in Stevens Point, WI. He worked for JI Case (Drott) until his retirement in 1999. Bob enjoyed watching football, baseball, the history channel...
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Henrietta Gaulke

April 25, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Henrietta G. Gaulke, 95, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Henrietta was born in Athens, Wisconsin to the late William and Clara (Auner) Schmitt on April 25, 1922. She married John Gaulke Sr. on September 28, 1940. He preceded her in death in 2002. Henrietta was a woman of strong Christian faith and truly tried to walk in the way of our...
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Martha Hovet

May 16, 1927 - June 28, 2017

Martha Hovet, 90, of Wausau passed away on June 28, 2017 at Copperleaf Assisted Living. Martha was born on May 16, 1927 in Fargo, ND to the late Henry and Anna (Fichtner) Kleven. She married Marvin D. Hovet on March 29, 1947 in Moorehead, MN. Mavin preceded Martha in death on December 21, 1997. Martha loved to bowl, do crossword puzzles, shop, read and especially spend time with her family. ...
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Harvey Mathwick

May 14, 1927 - June 27, 2017

Harvey, 90, of Willard, passed away on June 27, 2017 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. The son of Elvin and Amy (Johnson) Mathwick, Harvey was born in Wausau on May 14, 1927. Harvey worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 42 years, starting as a part-time letter carrier, he rose to management and became the director of customer service. Harvey was the area Vice President of the...
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Lois Frostman

January 7, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Lois A. Frostman, 85, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wellington Place of Wausau, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Wausau on January 7, 1932 to the late Dr. J.L. and Ethel (Plisch) Brandt. Lois went on to marry Guy Frostman in Redwing, MN on June 14, 1950. Guy preceded her in death on June 18, 2001. In 1947 Frostman Fish Market opened its doors, in 1960...
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Walline Sikorski

May 5, 1965 - June 22, 2017

Walline Jo Sikorski, 52 of Mosinee passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was born in Wausau on May 5, 1965 to Wallace and Margaret (Dentler) Wadzinski. Walline enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and was a huge supporter of the U.S. Military and most importantly of her son SGT Clint Sikorski, who died tragically on Army Base eight years ago. Most important to Walline...
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Paul Kernosky

September 3, 1963 - June 17, 2017

Paul Joseph Kernosky, 53, of De Pere, died unexpectedly at his home from an unknown medical complication, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was born in Ironwood, Michigan on September 3, 1963 to James and Marilyn (Rock) Kernosky. He shares this day with his twin brother, Peter. After graduating from Wausau East High School in 1982, Paul went on to get a degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment...
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Carroll Pieper

June 9, 2017

Carroll William Pieper passed away June 9, 2017 at the age of 89 at Gardenside Crossing at North Central Health Care in Wausau. Carroll was born to the late Walter and Ann (Rosentreter) Pieper on December 11, 1927 in Brokaw, the oldest of four siblings. He imersed himself completely in everything that he did growing up including his studies, working in the family garden, and hunting and fishing...
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Ernest Martin

November 10, 1935 - June 4, 2017

Ernest J. Martin, 81, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Ernie was born on November 10, 1935 to the late Theodore and Martha (Danczyk) Martin in Wausau. At the age of nine years old, he met his childhood sweetheart, Frances Barwick. They were married on October 20, 1956 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. Together they shared 56 years of marriage until the time of Frances'...
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Margaret Holmes

June 1, 2017

Margaret Irene Holmes, 96, of Rothschild, WI, formerly of Creve Coeur, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 1, 2017 under the care of Aspirus Hospice. Family surrounded her. Margaret was born December 5, 1920, in Macomb, IL, daughter of the late Perry and Mamie (Lindsey) Stewart. On June 26, 1939, Margaret married John R. Holmes in Canton, MO. Margaret was a charter member of...
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Joan Stueber

June 19, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Joan Stueber, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after a well lived life of family, activities and contributions to the community. Joan was born on June 19, 1927, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Robert and Marie Peterson. She graduated from Westfield High School in New Jersey, moved to Wisconsin with her family in 1945, and received an English degree from the University of...
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Herman Juedes

August 8, 1922 - May 27, 2017

Herman "Bud" Juedes, 94, of Weston, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab of Weston. Bud was born August 8, 1922 to the late Herman and Anna (Radke) Juedes, Sr. He later met and married Lorraine Radtke on July 19, 1947. Together, they shared 66 years of marriage until her death in 2014. He proudly served our country in WWII in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion...
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Violet Zinsmeister

May 27, 2017

Violet Mae "Jerry" Zinsmeister, Age 92, of Wausau, died May 27, 2017 at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice House. Jerry was born in Milwaukee on April 19, 1925 to the late Herbert and Rose (Krause) Koglin. She married Robert Frank Zinsmeister on June 14, 1947. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Milwaukee County Hospital with a nursing degree on June 7, 1947. In 1966, Jerry retired from...
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Mary Baynes

May 26, 2017

Mary Therese Baynes (nee Riordan) died peacefully at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, IL on Friday, May 26, 2017 after a seven-year struggle with Dementia. She was 64 years old. Mary is survived by her husband, John Baynes; her children, Robert (Holly) Baynes of Omaha, NE, Elizabeth Baynes of Atlanta, GA and Patrick Baynes of Philadelphia, PA; and her siblings, Tom (Mary -Kate) Riordan, Anne (Kevin...
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Jack Seehafer

September 18, 1958 - May 23, 2017

Jack D. Seehafer, 58, of Wausau, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Jack was born in Wausau on September 18, 1958 to the late Herbert and Jeanette (Heyer) Seehafer. Although Jack lived a quiet and simple life, he was passionate about the things he enjoyed. Jack enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a sports fan; always cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin...
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James Gerum

May 23, 2017

Jim has gone to be with the love of his life Doris who has preceded him in death. They are now together forever and playing cards to their hearts content. Jim is survived by his children, Mary (Ray), Tim (Missy), Beth (Frank) step children, Rhonda (David), Scott (Connie), Sue and Debbie. He is survived by many grandchildren and especially his grandson Casey who was a great help to him in his...
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Virginia Gosch

January 31, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Virginia Madeline Gosch, age 93 of Wausau, WI, passed away peacefully Sunday May 21, 2017. Virginia (known has Dolly by family & Ginny by friends) was born January 31, 1924, to the late Frank & Gertrude (Schloegel) Kullmann, in Philadelphia, PA. Virginia grew up & enjoyed her childhood & teen life in PA., until she joined the U.S. Navy Waves in 1944; then to "Boot Camp" at Hunter College, Bronx...
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Roseanne Backes

May 21, 2017

Rosanne Backes, 87, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Roseanne was born on December 4, 1929 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, to the late Frederick and Edna (Schroeder) Bork. During her high school years, she met and found the love of her life, Jerome Backes. They married on June 22, 1951 in Dubuque, Iowa. Rosanne...
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Beverly Brainard

May 20, 2017

Beverly J. Brainard, "Age is a number and mine is unlisted," died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital, Weston, surrounded by family. Bev was born October 24th to Leon and Gladys Flynn in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Bev graduated from Regis High School, formerly St. Patrick's, in Eau Claire in 1944. Bev met and married Robert K. Brainard of Durand, Wisconsin on September 2,...
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Kathy Lewitzke

May 18, 2017

Kathy S. Lewitzke, age 53, of Wausau died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Kathy was born in Wausau on July 19, 1963 to Edward and Mary Ellen (Boehm) Schreiber Jr. She attended Newman High School and married her high school sweetheart, Mark Lewtizke, on September 12, 1987. Kathy earned her associates degree in nursing at NTC. She then pursued a 30 plus year career...
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Yvonne Mann

May 14, 2017

Yvonne "Johnie" Mann, 87, of Merrill, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. She was born in Waupaca on August 23, 1929 to the late Arnold and Lucille (Smith) Johnson. She married William L. Mann on December 22, 1950. He preceded her in death. Johnie graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a former member of the Board of...
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Clarence Neu, Jr

February 3, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Clarence R. "Bub" Neu Jr., 82, of Weston, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston. He is now resting in the arms of his Lord & Savior. Bub was born on February 3, 1935 in Cobban, Chippewa County, Wis., to the late Clarence R. and Mary (Koehler) Neu, Sr. He graduated from Superior Senior High before joining the Army National Guard and lived at rural...
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Leo Olbrantz

March 7, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Leo L. Olbrantz, 89, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Pride TLC in Weston, WI. Leo was born March 7, 1928 in Wausau, WI to the late Bernard Olbrantz Sr. and Rose (Kardoch). On August 12, 1950 he married Marion Ruf and they were married 56 years. Marion preceded Leo in death on May 23, 2006. Leo was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in December 16, 1947 and was a member of the VFW...
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Verona Dalsky

April 29, 2017

Verona B. Dalsky "Auntie", 90, of Marathon, passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on April 19, 1927 to Bernadine & Joseph Dalsky and grew up in the Town of Castle. For more than 40 years she worked at Aspirus Hospital as an Enviornmental Services Aide. She was a staple in the community known for bike riding with her schnauzer dogs. She also enjoyed...
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Meagan Braun

December 12, 1987 - April 24, 2017

Meagan Rae Braun died in her home on April 24, 2017 in Weston, WI after a long and difficult battle with chronic illness. She was 29 years old. Meagan was born on December 12, 1987 in Marshfield, WI to her parents Jolaine and Duane Braun. She graduated from Medford Area Senior High in 2006. She was engaged to John Beach in 2013. Meagan enjoyed taking care of her family and was an amazing,...
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Benjamin Kloth

April 22, 2017

Benjamin A. Kloth, 45, of Wausau, passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on January 5th 1972 in the town of Merrill, Wisconsin to Frank and Patricia Kloth. Ben graduated from Merrill High School and honorably served in the United States Navy as a SN-9700 from 1991 until later honorably discharged in 1996. He saw action during the Persian Gulf War while stationed on the USS Leahy. He received...
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Norma Kemerling

April 18, 2017

Here's to Norma who arrived on this earth as the second child born to Wave Bell (Starks) Moist and Edward Harvey Moist (Her dad called her "Stub"). Graced at birth with "two teeth and a veil," such features gave her an intuitive sense and ability to read people. She was married to Hubert Clifford "Baldy" Kemerling for 59 years during which time they were blessed with two sons, Jim Kemerling...
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Arthur Kimbel

March 14, 1947 - April 7, 2017

Lt. Col. Arthur (Art) Harvey Kimbel, 70, passed away at home on April 7, 2017. Art was born on March 14, 1947 in Racine, Wisconsin to the late Major Harvey and Hazel (Severson) Kimbel. Art graduated from William Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin in 1965 and from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1970 with a major in Pharmacy. Art was a member of Kappa Psi Fraternity ...
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James Seehafer

November 29, 1942 - April 5, 2017

James "Jim" D. Seehafer,74, Wausau, died Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017, in his home of natural causes. James was born Nov. 29th, 1942, in Wausau, WI, and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as an industrial engineer at Greenheck Fan Corp. and Wausau Homes. He was also a former head of the local Society of Manufacturing Engineers and had a lifelong love of Wausau and the surrounding area. Jim...
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Robert Gaffney

April 3, 2017

Bob was born and raised in Marshfield, WI and moved to Wausau shortly after graduating from Marshfield HS in 1969. In Wausau (Rib Mt), he started his own body shop business as a teenager. There, he met his best friend and love of his life; Bob and Wendy were married in 1978 and soon after, had their only son Justin. Together Bob and Wendy ran a handful of successful businesses and most...
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Karen Zriny

May 27, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Karen J Zriny, age 69, of Schofield died on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House with her family at her side. Karen was born in Manitowoc on May 27, 1947 to the late Roy and Beatrice (Rusch) Kramer. She graduated from Manitowoc High School and then went on to UW Oshkosh where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Education and masters in guidance and counseling. She married...
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Mary Jane Vullings

August 28, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Mary Jane Vullings, 89, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She was born August 28, 1927 to the late August and Elvira (Lussenden) Stark. Mary Jane married William Vullings, Sr. on June 5, 1948. Together they shared 57 years of marriage. Mary Jane was cofounder of Vullings Flowers and was an accomplished florist, where perfection and...
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Jason Weiland

February 12, 1977 - March 22, 2017

Jason T. Weiland, age 40, of Kronenwetter died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Jason was born on February 12, 1977 in Wausau to Thomas Weiland and Eileen Denfeld. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1995 and then went on to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice from North Central Technical College in 1998. He married Kara Mohr at First United Methodist Church on September 6, 2003. Together...
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Dianne Look

March 22, 2017

Dianne "Dee-Dee" Look, 67, will be dearly missed by family, friends, and community members. She saw hundreds of people every day as manager at the Rothschild branch of Marathon Savings Bank. She had a smile and kind words for everyone. There wasn't a single person she met that didn't love her. She will be missed most by her family: her husband, Bob; her daughter, Christy Bleu (Schlosser), and...
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Sara Quirt-Sann

March 22, 2017

Sara H. Quirt-Sann, 43, of Wausau, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sara was born September 15, 1973 in Marshfield to Robert and Gerri (Heide) Quirt. She attended John Muir Middle School, Wausau East High School, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received her doctorate at Valparaiso Law School. She married her husband, Scott W. Sann on April 3, 2009. Sara worked very hard to have...
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Eleanore Feltz

December 18, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Eleanore R. Feltz was born on December 18, 1927 and was graciously adopted into the loving family of John and Margaret Kreidler of Fond du Lac, WI. Her time in Fond du Lac was limited; the depression forced the family to move to Fenwood, WI. She spent 16 years there with her family, attending school and farming. After a tornado hit the farm and destroyed the barn, the family again was facing a...
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Yvonne Henning

February 25, 1945 - March 12, 2017

Yvonne (Vonnie) A. Henning, 72, of Wausau, passed away March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family at Aspirus Hospital after a battle with cancer. Yvonne was born on February 25, 1945 to the late Herbert and Charlotte (Parker) Peterson in the Town of Wheaton, WI. She attended school in Chippewa Falls, WI. She graduated from UW Stout where she met and fell in love with her spouse of 50 years,...
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Elizabeth Peters

March 10, 2017

Elizabeth S. Peters, 90, passed away March 15, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with her daughter by her side. Elizabeth was born on January 14, 1927 to the late Frank and Mollie (Stahl) Schmeling. She graduated from Wausau High in 1945 and received her accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1949. Upon moving back to Wausau, she met her late husband of 35 years, Henry M...
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Donna DeByle

March 10, 2017

Donna Rose DeByle, 75, of Wausau, passed away on March 10, 2017, at St. Clare's Hospital, following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Donna was born to Lloyd and Wardena Berray in Fond du Lac, WI. Donna graduated from Phillips High School, and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from UW-Superior. She taught music to elementary students...
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Monica Steckbauer

March 8, 2017

Monica (Kautza) Steckbauer of Weston died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital. She was born October 6, 1924 in Aniwa, Wisconsin to the late Henry and Josephine Kautza. On November 12, 1947 she married George B. Steckbauer. Monica was a devoted wife and mother, and was passionate about her faith and service to God. She volunteered thousands of hours to help others in need and support...
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Wilton Zahrt

March 8, 2017

Wilton Zahrt, 90, of Wausau, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Our House. Willie was born September 23, 1926 to the late Emil and Esther (Strehlow) Zahrt in Wausau. He married his loving wife, Jean Winter, October 6, 1956. Willie was in the United Stated Army and served his country in WWII. Willie walked every day to Marmet, where he worked as a saw operator for over 40 years. He...
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Ellen Haebig

March 8, 2017

Ellen M. Haebig, 61, of Schofield, passed away March 8, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital. Ellen was born to Chester and Irene (Gavinski) Easker in Wausau, WI. Ellen is survived by her husband of 27 years, Charles Haebig; children, Melanie (Chad) Ziehm of Kenosha, Daniel (Joanne Jablonski) Habeck of New York, and Joshua (Janna) Habeck of Colorado; step-daughter, Becky Haebig; grandchildren, Grace...
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Charles Schlitz

March 7, 2017

Charles F. Schlitz was born July 15, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI and died March 5, 2017 in Wausau, WI. After living his childhood in Illinois, Charlie served in WWII. He returned to Milwaukee to work for Employers Mutuals, later Wausau Insurance, where he met his wife Virginia Lee Quillin, who survives. They married June 28, 1947 and have two daughters Nancy (Steven) Brooks, Linda (Edward) Moore and...
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Dale Potton

May 16, 1939 - March 5, 2017

Lt. Col. Dale H. Potton, age 77, of Schofield, Wis., died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home in Schofield. Dale was born on May 16, 1939 in Avalon, Wisconsin. He was the son of Howard W. and Martha E. Potton. Dale was a 1957 graduate of Clinton High School and attended University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse. After his freshman year, Dale applied and was accepted into the Air Force Navigator...
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John Hall

March 24, 1983 - March 2, 2017

John James Hall, of Wausau, entered into the loving arms of his Savior on Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at the age of 33. John was born on March 24th, 1983 to Kathy (Johnson) Howard and the late John M. Hall. He married the love of his life, Jamie (Reagan) Hall on November 20th, 2009. John was a proud Entrepreneur his whole life long, owning many businesses including most currently his landscaping...
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Ervin Huckbody

March 1, 2017

Ervin Lester Huckbody, 93, passed away early Wednesday, March 1, 2017, while under hospice care at the Golden Living Center in Tomahawk, WI. Ervin was born to the late John Henry Huckbody and Margaret Lillian Luebke on March 16, 1923 in the town of Flieth, (Rib Mountain) Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. At the age of twelve, the family moved to 2nd Avenue in Wausau. He attended Grant...
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Jerome Zdanovec

February 25, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" Robert Zdanovec, age 75, went with God on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Mount View VA Hospice Care Center surrounded by his two loving friends, Jose and Terry Benitez, as well as his caring nurse, Leia. Born July 20, 1941 in Antigo, WI, he was the son of the late James Zdanovec. Jerome is preceded in death by his brother Edward, along with his special friend Peggy Polley, as...
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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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