Our Obituaries

Jordan C. Peterson

March 27, 1991 - November 17, 2013

Jordan C Peterson, age 22, of Markesan died unexpectedly Sunday, November 17, 2013. Jordan was born on March 27, 1991 in Appleton to Robert and Jamie (Osborn) Peterson. He was currently attending UW Stevens Point for Pre-Med. Jordan is survived by his father Robert (Mary Silvis) Peterson of Wausau; mom Jamie (Mike Glover) Peterson of Markesan, WI; brothers Jesse Peterson of Waupaca, Justin ...
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Roger A. Jamgochian

July 7, 1948 - November 15, 2013

Roger A. Jamgochian, age 65, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 in his Wausau home surrounded by his family. Roger was born July 7, 1948, in Brooklyn New York, son of the late Michael and Josephine (LaCava) Jamgochian. Roger attended Dakota Wesleyan University where he received his Bachelors of Sciences in Psychology, and afterward, sought a Master's degree at Western State College,...
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Eileen Pearl Capista

November 4, 1921 - November 12, 2013

Heaven welcomed home a beautiful angel on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Eileen Pearl Capista (née Lawrence) passed away in the presence of her loving family. She will be forever remembered as a strong, caring, and compassionate wife, mother, grand-mother and great-grandmother. She had a contagious smile, brightening the lives of those around her. Eileen was born in Antigo, WI on November, 4,...
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Darwin Zuelsdorff

November 11, 2013

Darwin A. Zuelsdorff, 89, of Wausau died peacefully on Monday morning November 11, 2013 at home. Born in the Town of Scott in 1923 he was the son of the late Martha (Voigt) and August Zuelsdorff. He was the husband of Theodora (Jaecks). They were married on September 24, 1949 in Wausau. He served in the United State Marines in 1945 during the WWII occupation of China. He was discharged...
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Sandy Jo Drebenstedt

January 1, 1944 - November 6, 2013

Sandy Jo Drebenstedt, age 69, of Merrill, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Kennedy Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Sandy Jo was born on January 1, 1944 in Wausau to Rev. Norbert Hellrud who preceded her in death and JoAnn (Ahrens) Hellrud. She graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio on June 6, 1966. Sandy Jo was a teacher for many years and retired...
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Sheila Ann Zahn

February 12, 1949 - October 29, 2013

Sheila Ann Zahn, 64, of Wausau, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. She was born Feb. 12, 1949 to the late LeRoy and Wanda (Kaminski) Zahn in Wausau. She graduated from Newman High School in Wausau and went on to the UW Oshkosh where she graduated with her BA Degree. Sheila was diagnosed with a debilitating illness and for over 20 years was a residence of Mount...
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Joan E. Flanery

December 26, 1965 - October 23, 2013

Joan E. Flanery, age 47, of Wausau died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Joan was born on December 26, 1965 in Wausau to the late Robert and Jean (Laack) Ebert. She married Carl Flanery, the love of her life and soul mate, on April 24, 1993 at First United Methodist Church in Crandon. Joan had a passion for animals and people. She was a selfless person who found good in everyone and always...
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Helene Genevieve Eisenman

April 5, 1921 - October 23, 2013

Helene Genevieve Eisenman, 92, died October 23, 2013, at Mount View Care Center's Evergreen Crossing in Wausau. Helene was born on April 5, 1921, in Wausau, the firstborn child of John D. Kainz and Elsie (Fust) Kainz. She married Edward Eisenman on September 29, 1946, in Wausau. Edward preceded her in death on March 7, 1999. Survivors include her children, John D. and his wife, Sandra...
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Dorothy M. Ferge

January 18, 1924 - October 19, 2013

Dorothy M. Ferge, age 89, Rothschild, WI, died October 19, 2013, at Aspirus Hospice House. She was born January 18, 1924, in Wausau, daughter of the late Irene Mackoway. On October 13, 1943, she married William A. Ferge at Peace United Church of Christ, Schofield. William preceded Dorothy in death in 1982. Dorothy was a crossing guard for the D.C. Everest School District from 1957-1967. ...
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Alice D. Hintze

October 16, 2013

Alice D. Hintze, 83 of Wausau, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk after an extended illness. She was born in Wausau to Erwin Brandenburg and Alice Rosetta Brandenburg (Klein). She was a graduate of Wausau High School. She married Herbert Owen Hintze of Wausau on November 12, 1949 in a home ceremony. Alice worked as a professional photography...
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Jerome Charles Backes

August 26, 1928 - October 15, 2013

Jerome Charles Backes, age 85, of Wausau died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Wausau Manor, Wausau. Jerome was born on August 26, 1928 in Appleton, WI to the late John and Ann (Riedl) Backes. After high school Jerome went on to serve his country in the US Army for 37 years where he earned the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the 213 S&S Battalion in Wausau. Jerome married the love of his life...
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Don Schneider

August 12, 1936 - September 23, 2013

Don Schneider passed away on Monday September 23rd at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 12, 1936 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the son of Milton and Wilhelmina (Jaschob) Schneider. They preceded him in death. Don is survived by his wife Sandra (Zastrow) Schneider, whom he married on August 6, 1983. He is survived by a son Scott (Laurie) Denver, CO, and two...
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Francine "Buffy" Gorski

November 2, 1966 - September 15, 2013

Francine "Buffy" Gorski, 46, of Wausau, was greeted lovingly by family members and friends in Heaven on Sunday, September 15, 2013 after an incredibly courageous six-month battle with cancer. She died under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by her family with Curt, Mary, Snoozer and Napper at her side. Born on November 2, 1966 to Raymond and Georgiana (Zynda)...
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Patrick D. Barden

July 19, 1931 - September 1, 2013

Patrick D. Barden, 82, of Plymouth, Wisconsin died Sunday Sept. 1, 2013, Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday Sept. 6, 2013 at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 621 N. 2nd St., Wausau. Rev. Mike Strachota will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the...
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Frank J. McCollough

March 20, 1926 - August 25, 2013

Frank J. McCollough March 20, 1926 – August 25, 2013 Our father, Frank J. McCollough, also known to us as Dad, and to others as simply Joe, passed away quietly on the morning of August 25th at 12:48 a.m. at the Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, WI. Dad was 87 – which everyone reminded him of. He didn't like that too much because he knew perfectly well how old he was. Dad suffered from...
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Laverne A. Michlig

August 17, 1937 - August 24, 2013

Laverne A. Michlig, 76, Wausau, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his cottage August 24, 2013. He spent that day doing one of his favorite things, attending a community picnic with his special friend, Kathy Soma. Vern was born August 17, 1937 in Cassel, WI to Alex and Dorothy (Koppa) Michlig. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1955. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy...
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James E. Berens

May 3, 1928 - August 22, 2013

On August 22, 2013 James E. Berens was called home to his heavenly Father. James was born in Marathon City on May 3, 1928. He was baptized in St. Mary's Church in Marathon and confirmed October 3, 1950 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Marathon. He was married to Arvilla Gresens on October 7, 1950 at St. Matthews and were blessed with three sons. Michael James Berens of Rib Mountain,...
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William L. Jensen

July 29, 1946 - August 19, 2013

William L. Jensen, age 67, of Wausau died Monday, August 19, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. William was born on July 29, 1946 in California to the late William and Eloise Jensen. He was a retired police officer at the Wausau Police Department. William was very athletic and enjoyed playing softball, golfing, bowling, and hunting. His main love, however, was fishing and spending time at...
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DeLoris Sandquist

April 5, 1923 - August 18, 2013

DeLoris Sandquist, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at Garden Side Crossing of Mount View Health Care Center. Her devoted husband Mel and many other family members were at her side. DeLoris was born on April 5th, 1923 in Aniwa, WI, the oldest child of the late George and Olga (Liskow) Spanbauer. She married Melvin Sandquist on August 15, 1948 at St. Paul's Lutheran...
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William Feigenbaum

August 5, 2013

William Feigenbaum, 75, died Monday, August 5, 2013, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. William Feigenbaum was a veteran of the US Army and most recently worked as a Senior Reinsurance Consultant for Nationwide Insurance in Wausau. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Feigenbaum; and his parents, May and Daniel Feigenbaum. He is survived by his...
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Audrey J. Smith

June 26, 1928 - July 24, 2013

Audrey J. Smith died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her home at Primrose Retirement Community surrounded by her family. Audrey was born in Edgerton, WI daughter of Alfred and Helga Feggestad on June 26, 1928. She graduated from Stoughton High School, attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and worked in the business office at University Hospital. It was there that she met a third year...
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Thelma M. VanderWall

November 15, 1915 - July 21, 2013

Thelma M. VanderWall, age 97, of Wausau, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at North Central Healthcare, Wausau. Thelma was born on November, 15, 1915 in Green Bay to the late Joshua and Anna (Verriden) Crone. She married Clifford VanderWall on September 22, 1943 in Green Bay. Thelma is survived by her children Peter VanderWall of Estes Park, CO and Anne VanderWall of Bethesda, MD; ...
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Michael D. Anderson

July 15, 2013

Michael D. Anderson, 64, of Marathon passed away on July 15, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Minneapolis, MN to the late Arthur and Florence Anderson. Mike attended St. Lawrence Elementary School, Marshall High School, and the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1975. He joined active service with the Army in 1968 and served in the Vietnam War with...
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Unknown Name

April 27, 1912 - July 12, 2013

Marion Ida Walters, 101, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Artisan Assisted Living in Wausau. She was born on April 27, 1912 in Wausau, the daughter of Henry and Ida (Mathwich) Zumann. She married Harry Walters on December 4, 1937. He preceded her in death on May 6, l976. Marion was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau and was a member of Welfare Workers and the quilting...
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Gerald Stanley Van Slate

April 26, 1939 - July 10, 2013

Gerald Stanley "BIG JER" Van Slate passed away at home July 10th, 2013 with his wife, daughter and sister at his side. Jerry was born April 26, 1939 to the late Stanley and Gertrude Van Slate. He married Barbara (Sauter) Van Slate on December 14, 1973, and was looking forward to their 40th wedding anniversary this December. He is survived by his sister, Marlene Henrichs, Merrill, WI; son,...
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Marty M. Heidner

July 8, 2013

Marty M. Heidner, age 70, passed away on July 8, 2013 after a long and exhausting battle with heart disease and kidney failure. Upon graduation from Libertyville-Freemont high school in 1961, she attended the University of Illinois and Deaconess Nursing school before moving to Wausau, where she worked for 37 years as an auditor at Wausau Insurance. She was then employed at the Marathon...
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Betty Petran

December 28, 1918 - July 5, 2013

Betty Petran, age 94 of Wausau, quietly passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013. Betty was born on December 28, 1918 in Olathe, Kansas to the late Frank and Daisy (Stoughton) Hardin. She married Russell Petran on April 14, 1945 and moved to Wausau soon thereafter to start a family and begin a jewelry business. She helped her husband establish and operate Petran Jewelers for more than three decades...
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Wallace "Wally" Zahn

January 28, 1923 - June 30, 2013

Wallace "Wally" Zahn, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, after a long, wonderful and loving 90 years. He had a God-given ability to cheer and win the hearts of everyone who came in contact with him. Wally was born on January 28, 1923 in West Bend, Wisconsin to the late Ray and Norma (Herman) Zahn. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1940 (where he played...
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Nils "Folke" Becker III

May 4, 1957 - May 27, 2013

Nils "Folke" Becker III, 56, Edgar, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice and his family. Folke was born May 4, 1957 to the late Nils Folke and Jean (Boos) Becker Jr.in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Cheryl Andreske on October 1, 2011 in Wausau. Folke was a 1975 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. He worked for NAPA Auto Parts, for several local...
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Joseph G. Fochs, Sr.

May 11, 2013

Joseph G. Fochs Sr., 83, passed away on May 11, 2013 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau with family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Debra, one son, four daughters, nine grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
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Mildred M. Hofmeister

May 31, 1919 - May 7, 2013

Mildred M. Hofmeister, 93 died on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at Cedar Creek Manor. Survivors include two daughters Gene (Dave) Kasten, Weston, Georgianna Thompson ,Schofield; son Howard (Imee) Hofmeister, Oshkosh; one brother, seven grandchildren & four great-grandchildren.
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