Our Obituaries

LaVerne L. Steffen

March 26, 1928 - November 1, 2013

LaVerne was born March 28th 1928, to the late Edward and Margaret (Smith) Layton, in New Brunswick, NJ. She met Richard Steffen during World War II on a military base in New Jersey, where she was employed and he was an active soldier. The couple was united in marriage on December 18th 1948 and returned to Wausau, where Richard born and raised. LaVerne worked as a nurse's aide at Aspirus...
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Donald G. Tietz

March 5, 1942 - November 1, 2013

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Phyllis B. Eschenbach

April 10, 1920 - October 31, 2013

Family was the most important part of Phyllis's life. She treasured the many years she had with them and all the memories made along the way. Phyllis loved being her daughter's best-friend. Phyllis Byrl Eschenbach, daughter of the late Harold and Cecelia (Quandt) Hoenisch, was born in Wausau, April 10th 1920. In 1938, she graduated from Wausau High School. On December 8th 1945, she was...
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Kenneth Gall

September 1, 1938 - October 29, 2013

Kathleen Gall announces the death of her beloved husband, Kenneth Gall on October 29, 2013. Ken was father to Bill, Dan, Kerry, Jeff, Wendy, Tracy, Kurt and their families. He was a grandfather of nine, great grandfather of two, and stepfather to Kathy's children, Lee and Peter. Catholic Mass will be held for Ken at St. Francis South in Cedarburg on Saturday, Nov 9th, at 3 PM with doors opening...
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Jeanette Roets

September 17, 1940 - October 28, 2013

Jeanette C. "Jan" (nee Hartmann) Roets, 73, Merrill, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston. Jan was born on September 17, 1940 in Wausau to Arno and Ella (Rahn) Hartmann. She worked as a cashier at County Market in Wausau until she retired. Jan was also one of the founders of V&J Household Sales in Wausau. She worked there tirelessly for 15 years at...
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Laverne C. Erickson

September 8, 1924 - October 27, 2013

Laverne C. Erickson, 89, of Weston, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at her home. She was born on September 8, 1924, in Schofield, to Fred and Leona (Tackett) Erickson. She attended local schools including Wausau High School. Laverne became employed as a machine operator at Fortress Manufacturing in Milwaukee for many years. Laverne was a pleasant and strong person, and still very...
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Charlotte M. Lemke

September 10, 1917 - October 21, 2013

Charlotte (Roepke) Lemke made the transition to her heavenly home on October 21, 2013 at the age of 96. She was born at home in Birnamwood, Wisconsin to Chas. J. and Cora (Lemke) Roepke on September 10, 1917, the fifth of eight children. Her Christian parents brought her to church for Baptism and encouraged her by word and example to grow in her faith in Jesus as her Savior. She was confirmed...
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Lawrence R. Korpita

March 1, 1947 - October 19, 2013

Lawrence was born March 1st 1947, the son of the late Frank L. and Mary A. (Dollhey) Korpita, in Gary, IN. After graduating from Hobert High School in 1965, Lawrence enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. He earned the rank of staff sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1972. On September 5th 1980, Lawrence was united in marriage to Beverly Luna...
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Harold W. Hofstetter

February 27, 1935 - October 18, 2013

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Rita A. Russ

June 25, 1955 - October 18, 2013

Above all, family was most important to Rita. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, spending holidays and birthdays together, and making memories. The countless hours spent exploring, talking, and caring for the cats, on the farm, will remain forever in her grand-children's hearts, as her legacy. Rita had a big heart and was always caring for those she loved. Over the past 4 ...
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Gladys L. Lake

November 1, 1944 - October 16, 2013

Gladys was born November 1st 1944, in Wausau, to the late Gilbert and Gertrude (Janssen) Langhoff. On April 21st 1973, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, John Lake. Her love of knitting and crocheting was a hobby she shared with John. Gladys also enjoyed crafts and traveling throughout the United States with John. The couple attended First Presbyterian Church, in Wausau. On...
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Gertrude Zarnke

March 4, 1922 - October 16, 2013

Gertrude joined the saints on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 after a full and rich life. She was born on the family farm on March 4, 1922 to Gustav and Louise (Giese) Parsch in the town of Wausau, attended by the doctor who arrived on horse and cutter in a late winter blizzard. Gertrude was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church, town of Easton and attended the one room schoolhouse of the parish....
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Raymond Henning

October 14, 1931 - October 11, 2013

Raymond W. Henning, 81, Wausau, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Ray was born October 14, 1931 in Wausau to the late Walter and Bertha (Plautz) Henning. He married Janis Wendt on September 15, 1956 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Town of Hamburg. They were dairy farmers for over 30 years before Ray started...
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Margaret Moellendorf

November 13, 1919 - October 8, 2013

Margaret Moellendorf, 93, of Wausau passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 surrounded by her family at Our House Senior Living, Wausau. She was born November 13, 1919 in the town of Rib Falls to the late Emil and Olga (Wilde) Kummerow. After graduating from Wausau High School, Margaret attended Marathon County Normal School and began her teaching career at the age of 17. She met and fell in...
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Christine Rajnicek

September 4, 1946 - October 5, 2013

Christine Rajnicek, 67, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born September 4, 1946 in Milwaukee to the late Carl and Lucille (Schmidt) Quasius. Christine earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate through Northcentral Technical College. She worked as a CNA for Interim Health Care for 15 years. Christine enjoyed spending time with her...
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Stella Dulak

April 4, 1922 - October 5, 2013

Stella Dulak, 91, of Schofield, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at her home. Stella was born April 4, 1922, in Ringle, to the late John and Agnes (Dobusz) Boruch. She married Frank Dulak on November 16, 1937, in Wausau. Stella and Frank were dairy farmers until they retired in 1979. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, crafts and sewing,...
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Lorraine H. Plautz

April 1, 1936 - October 5, 2013

Lorraine was born April 1st 1936, at home on the family farm, in the town of Rib Falls, to the late Walter and Selma (Zunker) Dahlke. She graduated from Marathon High School in 1955. Lorraine met Fredrick Plautz during a dance at Schmidt's Ballroom and the couple was wed on August 11th 1956, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Marathon. A longtime member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau,...
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Sabrina Joy Monday

June 21, 2013 - September 30, 2013

Sabrina Joy Monday, 3 month old daughter of Rev. Shiloh and Molly Monday of Wausau, WI, died unexpectedly as she slept in her home on Monday, September 30, 2013. Sabrina was born in Salina, Kansas, on June 21, 2013, bringing great joy to her parents and five brothers and sisters, as well as to her loving church family there, St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran, where she shared her birthday with two...
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Theodore Frick

June 26, 1913 - September 24, 2013

Theodore George Frick, 100, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Harmony Terrace under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Ted was born June 26, 1913 in the Town of Bern to the late Carl and Hermina (Schueneman) Frick. He is a graduate of Athens high school. Ted married Grace Baudhuin on April 20, 1937 in Green Bay and the couple was blessed with a daughter, Jeanette. Grace...
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Brian Uttecht

January 30, 1974 - September 24, 2013

Brian Allen Uttecht, 39, passed away September 24, 2013. Brian is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Mary Ann Uttecht; daughter, Kate Uttecht; brother, Randy (Christina) Uttecht and nieces, Lexi and Laina Uttecht; girlfriend, Sam Lucas and her daughter, Izzie "Bubba" Lucas; and extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday,...
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Doris Krueger

June 24, 1922 - September 20, 2013

Doris Krueger, 91, of Wausau passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at Benedictine Living Center. She was born June 24, 1922 in Wausau to the late William and Anna (Janke) Pruss. On October 3, 1942, she married Ervin Voelker at St. John's Lutheran Church, town of Hamburg. They farmed in the town of Maine until Ervin passed away on June 12, 1970. In 1972, Doris married Elroy Krueger at St....
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Clarence F. Ahrens

August 26, 1917 - September 17, 2013

AHRENS, Clarence F., 96, passed away September 17, 2013. Clarence was born August 26, 1917, to Lena and John Ahrens in Wausau. He is survived by his son, Timmer Ahrens (Vicki), and his daughter, Nicky Ahrens, all of Tampa, Florida. He is also survived by three brothers and sisters, Edwin Ahrens, John Ahrens and JoAnn Hellrud, all of Wausau, and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother Melvin...
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Irene S. Schlueter

April 9, 1912 - September 17, 2013

Irene Schlueter died on September 17, 2013. Her active life spanned 101 years. She spent all of her life in the Wausau area except for brief work related residencies in Milwaukee and New York City. She was an education specialist at Employers Mutual/Wausau Insurance for 43 years, retiring in 1974. For the next 32 years she devoted much of her time to volunteer service. Often acting as an...
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Louise F. Hanke

March 1, 1921 - September 15, 2013

Louise F. Hanke, 92, Marathon, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Hospice House under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Louise was born March 1, 1921 in Wausau to the late Otto and Hulda (Wandry) Golisch and grew up on the family farm in the Town of Stettin. Prior to marring Ervin C. Hanke on November 10, 1945 in Wausau, she worked for Marathon Electric. Louise...
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DeLloyd Zeinert

December 21, 1933 - September 9, 2013

DeLloyd "Del" Zeinert went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 9, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital at the age of 79. He was born December 21, 1933 in the town of Morris to the late Harold and Agnes (Bernarde) Zeinert. Del graduated from Bowler High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Hawaii from 1952 until 1956. Del married Patricia Pederson at St. John's Lutheran Church,...
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Dennis Voigt

November 22, 1943 - September 4, 2013

Dennis L. Voigt, 69, Wausau, formerly of Merrill, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Aspirus Hospital, Wausau. He was born November 22, 1943 to Elaine (Engel) Draves and the Late Elmer Voigt. On October 1, 1966 he married Pearl Hoff at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Marathon close to Little Chicago. She survives. Dennis retired as a machinist at Drott/ J.I. Case where he worked for...
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Niles P. Gappa

November 20, 1928 - September 3, 2013


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Maureen Burgesen

May 9, 1923 - August 29, 2013

Maureen Burgesen, age 80, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Maureen was born on May 9, 1933 in Slayton, MN to the late William and Merriam (Knutson) Jacobson. She was a graduate of Slayton High School. Maureen met Holger "Lou" Burgesen in Minneapolis in 1953. They were married August 28, 1955 in Slayton. Maureen and Lou lived in the Minneapolis area for twelve years...
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Larry Halvorsen

September 30, 1949 - August 28, 2013

Larry E. Halvorsen, 63, of Wausau passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Clare's Hospital from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born September 30, 1949 in Milwaukee, son of Leo and Christine Senski. Larry was a graduate of Edgar High School and later North Central Technical College. On May 16, 1970, he married Karen Mueller at St. John's Lutheran Church, Edgar. For many years,...
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Gayle Gialdini-Grover

August 25, 1954 - August 27, 2013

Gayle Gialdini-Grover was born August 25th 1954, in Green Bay, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Brue) Gialdini. She graduated from Southwest High School, in Green Bay, in 1972, as the Salutatorian. She was chosen as an exchange student to Turkey the summer of her junior year in high school. Gayle attended Carroll College and graduated with high honors in 1975. Her first job was with IBM...
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Norm Friedrich, Jr.

November 14, 1957 - August 26, 2013

Norm Friedrich Jr., 55, of Wausau passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born November 14, 1957 in Oshkosh to Mary (Hunt) Friedrich of Clintonville and the late Norman Friedrich Sr. After graduating from high school, Norm earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. From 1977 until 1981, Norm served in the U.S. Marine Corp. On May 8, 1993 Norm...
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Steven Herzog

April 18, 1952 - August 25, 2013

Steven Dennis Herzog, 61, Wausau, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Wausau. Steve was born April 18, 1952 in Wausau to Dennis and Marion (Nowak) Herzog. He married Jenice Cameron on November 25, 1972 in Storm Lake, IA. Steve worked hard to provide for his family as an over the road trucker delivering homes for Wausau Homes and for the past 2 years doing line work with Crystal Finishing. Steve...
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Gene H. Weyneth

January 11, 1934 - August 24, 2013

Gene Herbert Weyneth, 79, died Saturday, August 24th 2013, at Colonial Manor, Wausau. He was born January 11th 1934, in the town of Frankfurt, WI, to the late Ernest and Bertha (Passehl) Weyneth. For many years he worked as a mechanic for Schuette Builders, in Wausau. Gene also was a ginseng farmer and in his spare time enjoyed restoring trucks. Gene is survived by his two sisters, Delores ...
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Vernetta Klinger

August 31, 1923 - August 23, 2013

Vernetta Dorothy "Mitzie" Klinger, 89, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013, at Care Partners, Weston. She was born on August 31, 1923, to Oscar and Esther (Voight) Jahnke. She was united in marriage on November 25, 1940, to Melvin E. Klinger. Vernetta worked at Larson Cleaners of Wausau, Tiny Tot in Merrill, and retired in 1990 after 20 years at Marathon Cheese. She and her husband, Melvin...
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Nancy Heiser

September 16, 1937 - August 21, 2013

Nancy Mae Heiser, 75, passed away Wednesday August 21st, 2013. She was born September 16th 1937 in Wausau to the late Ellis and Martha (Butenhoff) Allds. She married Raymond Heiser on November 4th, 1967 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Raymond preceded her in death August 23rd 2009. She worked at Winkelman's Department store, Petran Jewelers, and was a long time employee at County Market in...
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Roberta Netzel

September 28, 1921 - August 18, 2013

Roberta Velma Netzel, age 91 of Wausau died August 18, 2013 at Artisan Assisted Living Center. She was born September 28, 1921 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, daughter of the late Joseph and Maude (Anthony) Cazey. She graduated from Farmington High School, Farmington Iowa in June 1939. After the death of her father, Roberta and her mother moved to Peoria, Illinois where she attended and graduated...
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Gerald E. Hintze

November 30, 1940 - August 17, 2013

Gerald Edward Hintze, 72, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born to Edward and Freida (Hetzel) Hintze on November 30, 1940, in Wausau. Gerald was described as a grizzly bear on the outside and a teddy bear on the inside. He loved and cared for his children and especially his grandchildren. He was always doing something with his family, whether it was...
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Richard Kasten

November 21, 1930 - August 14, 2013

Richard Lowell Kasten, 82, Weston, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Hospice House, Wausau under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Rich was born November 21, 1930 in Wausau to the late Carl and Enid (Cottrell) Kasten. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Air Force as a B29 tailgunner in the 98th Bomb Squadron. After being honorably discharged, Rich...
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Millie Petrick

August 12, 1926 - August 14, 2013

Milda "Millie" Petrick, 87, of Wausau passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013. She was born August 12, 1926 in Marathon to the late Edward and Louisa (Alhquist) Braunel. Millie married William "Bud" Petrick on September 4, 1948 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marathon. Millie and Bud raised their five children in Wausau while Bud worked at James River and Millie took loving care of their family...
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Phyllis Eschenbach

January 16, 1929 - August 14, 2013

Phyllis M. Eschenbach, 84, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Renaissance Assisted Living, Weston under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Phyllis was born January 16, 1929 in Merrill to the late Raymond and Avila (Fehlhaber) Utech. She married Frank Eschenbach Jr. on November 3, 1951 in Merrill. The couple celebrated 31 wonderful years together...
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Robert Engebrecht

July 6, 1934 - August 1, 2013

Robert Max Engebrecht, 79, Wausau, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his home under the care of Interim Hospice and Palliative Care. Robert was born July 6, 1934 in Farmington, Jefferson County, WI to the late Edwin and Selma (Hess) Engebrecht. He married Lillian Zahrt on June 25, 1955 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Robert worked as a carpenter for Wausau Homes for many years. He...
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Ronald L. Narlock

May 19, 1943 - August 1, 2013

Ronald L. Narlock, 70, of Weston, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. He was born to Lambert and Margaret (Skarwecki) Narlock in Wausau on May 19, 1943. Ronald married Nancy Sparks on July 18, 1964 in Rothschild. He was a life-long resident of the Weston area. Ronald was all about his family. He loved and enjoyed the times that he spent with them...
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Jean E. Kovach

July 6, 1925 - July 26, 2013

Jean Elizabeth Kovach, born July 6, 1925, passed away on July 26, 2013, at Prescott Samaritan Village in Prescott, Ariz. Jean was born in Wausau, the daughter of Damon and Alma (Genrich) Walters. At the age of 16, Jean graduated from Wausau High School and began her long career working for Greyhound Lines and Wisconsin-Michigan Coaches. She was known in Wausau for many years as "the bus depot...
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Dorothy Scoles

December 4, 1928 - July 24, 2013

Dorothy Emmaline Scoles, 84, Wausau, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Wellington Place under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Dorothy was born December 4, 1928 in Gulliver, Missouri to the late Bernhardt "Ben" and Ernestina "Tina" (Herman) Doede. She married Virgil Scoles on August 25, 1951 in the Town of Maine. The couple was blessed with five children; Walter,...
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William P. Kraus

September 18, 1956 - July 23, 2013

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Milton Kreager

April 6, 1926 - July 16, 2013

Milton "Spike or Sharky" Kreager, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was born April 6, 1926 to the late Ernest and Jessie Kreager in the Town of Hewitt. On July 19, 1947 he married Helen Hempfer in Hogarty. Milton is survived by his son, Roger (Gloria) Kreager; daughter, Janice (Roger) Oehlke; and daughter-in-law, Joyce (Rick) Koplitz. Grandchildren: Wendy Kreager, Vickie (John)...
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John E. Sekorski

May 15, 1930 - July 14, 2013

John E. Sekorski, 83, Wausau, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Ministry Saint Clares Hospital in Weston, WI. John was born May 15, 1930 in the Town of Rietbrock, WI to the late John and Hedwig (Sczgelski) Sekorski Sr. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a Tank Sergeant during the Korean War. After returning home, he met the love of his life Pearl Brandt at a dance at Rib River Ballroom...
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Beatrice M. Kramer

February 2, 1921 - July 11, 2013

Beatrice M. (Penn) Kramer, 92, of Wausau, died peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at North Central Heath Care – Gardenside Crossing. She was born to Hugo and Emielia (Achterberg) Penn on February 2, 1921, in Hamburg, Wisconsin. She grew up on the farm in Hamburg and helped with the chores as well as cooking and taking care of the hired help. She married Wilbur L. Kramer on June 4,...
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Horace Freitag

April 11, 1925 - July 9, 2013

Horace "Fry" Emil Viktor Freitag was born 11 April 1925, in Berlin, Germany to Erich and Erna (Miche) Freitag. They immigrated to the United States in 1927, settling in New Jersey. In 1943, Fry, his neighbors, and friends chose to serve in the U.S. Army of their adopted country. For Fry this commitment lasted until July 1975 when he retired as an Army Colonel. During those 32 years, he served...
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Verna Gossage

July 8, 2013

Verna Greeb Gossage , formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at Applegate Terrace, Wausau. She was born in Wausau to the late Charles and Esther (Wurz) Greeb. In 1949, Verna married Elmer Gossage. They resided in Milwaukee where Verna was office manager at Milwaukee Stove and Furnace Supply. She retired after thirty three years of service. Verna was a former member of the...
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Sylvia R. Colins

July 18, 1914 - July 8, 2013

Sylvia R. Colins, 98, passed away Monday, July 8th 2013. She had been a resident of Wausau for over 80 years. Sylvia was born on the family farm in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, on July 18th 1914, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Marie (Finster) Krause. At age seven, Sylvia began her education at the Goff Country School, a one-room school. She was fascinated by a whole new world...
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Robert Corolewski

April 4, 1958 - July 2, 2013

Robert John Corolewski, 55, Wausau, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Bartlesville, OK. Robert was born on April 4, 1958 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Elizabeth "Betty" (Mukavitz) and the late Eugene "Curly" Corolewski. He is a 1976 graduate of West High School and went on to granduate from Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Accounting/Finance and a minor...
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William F. Pacholke

October 24, 1921 - July 1, 2013

William was born October 24th 1921, the son of the late William and Matilda Pacholke, in Colby, WI. After graduation from high school, he proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps. On August 15th 1944, William was united in marriage to Crystal Peterson, in Mitchell, SD. William was a 65 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, serving several offices...
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Rozella Palesh

January 10, 1930 - June 29, 2013

Rozella "Rosie" Palesh was born January 10, 1930, in the town of Easton to the late Fred and Nona (Bielke) Kalinke. Rosie grew up on her parent's farm in the town of Easton. On June 14, 1947, she married Donald Palesh at Zion Lutheran Church, town of Easton. They dairy farmed in the town of Hewitt while raising their four children, Gary, Michael, Greg, and Penny. As a farm wife, Rosie...
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Milton P. Seehafer

December 28, 1924 - June 25, 2013

Milton was born December 28th 1924, the son of the late Philip and Emma (Koenig) Seehafer, in the town of Stettin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. On June 7th 1952, he was united in marriage to Joan M. Klapperich, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they raised five children and recently celebrated 61...
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Frances M. Wilk

April 3, 1928 - June 24, 2013

Frances was born April 3rd, 1928, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Wolslager) Rieck, in Strongs Prairie, WI. After moving to the Wausau area to live with her sister, she met Frank Wilk. On July 30th 1949, the couple was united in marriage and shared 53 years, raising their family and enjoying life together. Among Frances hobbies and interests were listening to Merle Haggard, collecting...
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Christopher D. Schreiner

January 12, 1967 - June 24, 2013

Christopher David Schreiner, 46, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home. He was born on January 12, 1967 in Edgar to Francis and MaryAnne (Leick) Schreiner. He was a life-long resident of the area, graduating from Edgar High School in 1985 and from Northcentral Technical College in 1987. He married Carrie Opichka on May 29, 1993, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wausau....
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Eugene Uekert

July 12, 1933 - June 20, 2013

Eugene Uekert was born July 12, 1933 in the town of Rib Falls to the late Walter and Erna (Schewe) Uekert. Eugene grew up on his parent's town of Rib Falls farm. His family attended Zion Lutheran Church in Rib Falls with Eugene being a lifetime member. He continued working on the farm after graduating from Marathon High School and on October 26, 1957, Eugene married Shirley Bauman at Zion...
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Alice R. Lund

April 27, 1923 - June 13, 2013

Alice was born April 27th 1923, the daughter of the late Carl F. and Clara J. (Erickson) Holtz, at home, in the town of Norrie. She met the love of her life at Club Normandy, where she was a waitress and Larry played in the house band. On February 26th 1949, the couple was united in marriage at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. For 22 years, Alice worked at Marathon Rubber Products; and...
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Verna Schlund

March 24, 1920 - June 12, 2013

Verna I. Schlund, Town of Easton, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Verna was born in the Town of Easton on March 24, 1920 to the late August and Bertha (Neumann) Zahrt. She attended Dewy and St. John Lutheran School in the town of Easton. A lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, Town of Easton, Verna was baptized, confirmed, and married...
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Thomas L. Wohlfahrt

February 8, 1933 - June 10, 2013

Thomas L. Wohlfahrt, 80, of Wausau, passed away at home on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was born to Elmer and Helen (Thomas) Wohlfahrt on February 8, 1933 in Wausau. After he completed high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He married Betty Jane Deicher on January 19, 1953, in Reno, Nevada. Thomas worked as a draftsman at Wausau Iron Works, as a mechanic at Day...
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Alice E. Sulzer

August 29, 1922 - June 10, 2013

Alice was born August 29th 1922, the daughter of the late John and Valeria (Rice) Michalski, in Mosinee, WI. On April 26th 1941, she was united in marriage to Walter Sulzer, in Dubuque, IA. They shared 59 years of marriage, raising their family and making memories. Meeting new people and making friends was something that came easily to Alice. She was active in various clubs at Colonial Manor,...
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Udaire Allord

August 3, 1923 - June 8, 2013

Udaire Allord, 89, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Benedictine Manor, Wausau. He was born August 3, 1923 in Tomahawk to the late Reginold and Elzie (Mitchell) Allord. After graduating from high school, Udaire served in the U.S. Army during WWII stationed in Germany until his discharge. On June 5, 1948, he married Martha Yatchak in Wakefield, Michigan. After moving to Wausau,...
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Roland Stuplich

June 30, 1917 - June 7, 2013

Roland Donald Stuplich, born June 30, 1917, went to be with his Lord June 7, 2013 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau WI. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lucille Mary (Wolf) Stuplich with whom he was married nearly 67 years, his parents, William and Alice (Scofield) Stuplich, four brothers, William, Bert, Frank and Ray Stuplich and four sisters, Clara Smits, Flora Hanke, Alice...
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Violet Westfall

March 10, 1928 - June 5, 2013

Violet Helen (Glasel) Westfall passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Wausau Manor. Violet was the fourteenth child of George and Clara (Prahl) Glasel. She was born in the town of Wausau on March 10, 1928. She married her sweetheart, Earl Charles Westfall on September 14, 1946, in Pine City, Minnesota. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1994. Violet is survived by five children, Timothy...
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Mary O. Pittsley

August 11, 1921 - June 5, 2013

Mary was born August 11th 1921, in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Maria (Saulich) Barnert. She met David Pittsley while he was stationed overseas during World War II. The couple wed on July 24th 1952, in Wuenburg, Bavaria. Together they shared 60 years of marriage, enjoying their family and building a home together. They lived in Denver, CO and at Fort Leonard Wood...
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George L. Moser

March 17, 1918 - June 4, 2013

George Louis Moser, 95, Wausau, passed to his heavenly home June 4th 2013, under palliative care, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. George was born March 17th 1918, in Wausau, to the late Louis and Louise (Kulow) Moser. George met Ann Miller in 1945, while on leave during World War II. The couple were wed on June 22nd 1946, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Birnamwood, WI. They were blessed with...
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Anna M. Breunig

May 5, 1919 - May 28, 2013

Anna Mary Breunig, 94, of Merrill, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born to Adelore and Victoria (Chagnou) Dault on May 5, 1919, in Rhinelander. Anna married Raymond Breunig on June 4, 1936, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wausau. Anna and Raymond ran the family farm together for many...
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Valeria E. Raduechel

August 29, 1920 - May 28, 2013

Valeria was born August 29th 1920, the daughter of the late William and Alvina (Klabunde) Zastrow. She grew up on the family farm, which is now where Wausau East High School stands, with her seven brothers and sisters and was a lifelong resident of the Wausau area. On February 3rd 1940, she was united in marriage to Lawrence J. Raduechel, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. Valeria and...
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Virginia M. Williams

November 13, 1922 - May 26, 2013

Virginia McNaughton Williams, 90, died on May 26 at Azura Memory Care in Rib Mountain, of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Virginia was known to all who crossed her path for her love of the outdoors; an instinct for understated detail in her domestic surroundings; an informed love of travel and medieval art and architecture; a devotion to music both sacred and popular; a selfless spirit of...
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Robert Krause

February 24, 1928 - May 24, 2013

Robert W. Krause, 85, died on Friday May 24, 2013 at the Aspirus Hospice House. Robert Walter Krause, "Bob", was born in Ringle on February 24, 1928 son of Alvin and Sadie Krause. Bob is survived by his sisters, Betty Baneck, Marian (Rudy) Kmiecik, Mabel Witz, Carol (Richard) Gorski, sisters-in-law, Vivian Woller, Betty Weyeneth, MaryAnn (George) Zinser, Florence Heeren, Margie Heeren and...
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Berttie L. Trigg

October 29, 1932 - May 18, 2013

Mom was called home May 18th, 2013, to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Berttie was born October 29th, 1932, in Wausau, to the late William and Laura (St. Clair) Wood. She grew up in Wausau with her four sisters, Mickey, Marcy, Arleta, and Gerry. Mom stayed close to her sisters and loved them very much. As a teenager, Mom was a candy striper and took care of the children with Polio. ...
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Florence Beilke

August 23, 1934 - May 11, 2013

Florence Beilke, 78, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Mt. View Care Center. She was born August 23, 1934 in Edgar to the late A. John and Theresa (Weister) Eberhardy. On October 14, 1953 Florence married Richard Beilke in Edgar and enjoyed their 52 years of marriage. Some of Florence's pastimes included flower gardening, reading, playing cards, and making crafts with plastic...
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Jerry Schumacher

October 4, 1970 - May 10, 2013

Gerald Lorin Schumacher, 42, of Wausau died Friday, May 10, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Jerry was born October 4, 1970 in Wausau to Nancy (Woldt) Schumacher and the late Gerald Edward Schumacher. Jerry met Marcia Evanson in 2006 and they were married August 18, 2007 in Cadott, WI. Jerry worked for Wausau Paper at the Brokaw Mill for eleven years until the mill closed in 2012. He loved...
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Estella Tesch

July 15, 1921 - May 8, 2013

Estella was born July 15th 1921, the daughter of the late Asa and Frances (Marquardt) Jenesma, in the town of Wausau. On February 5th 1941, she was united in marriage to Lester D. Tesch, at St. John Lutheran Church, town of Easton, where they were members. Lester and Estella were third generation farmers on the Tesch dairy farm, which is still in operation today, until moving to Wausau in 1964....
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Tom Steidinger

January 2, 1957 - May 7, 2013

Thomas Steidinger passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Tom lived a full life during his short time on this earth. He will be remembered as a man who truly loved his family that showed in his generosity, the way he took care of others, and the lessons he taught his nephews about "responsibility and consequences." Tom was independent,...
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Donna Tress

September 5, 1954 - May 6, 2013

Donna Tress, 58, of Wausau passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Rennes Rehabilitation Center, Weston. She was born September 5, 1954 in Schofield to the late Donald and Barbara (Shidell) Priebe. Donna was a graduate of D.C. Everest High School. Donna enjoyed life, always full of spirit. Nothing ever came close to how she felt about her children and grandchildren. They are what kept her...
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Eugene E. Witter

April 23, 1923 - May 1, 2013

Eugene E. Witter died on May 1, 2013, resting peacefully on his John Deere tractor. He was born April 23, 1923, to the late Earl W. and Gertrude (Kolbe) Witter. On August 20, 1949, he married Wilma (Levandoski) and together they raised a daughter and two sons. Following WWII, Gene promoted the music he liked so much bringing Polka bands, like Romy Gosz, to the Rothschild Pavilion. He was a 4-H...
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Norman K. Jensen

January 9, 1932 - May 1, 2013

Norman was born January 9th 1932, in Wausau, the son of the late Lawrence C. and Greta J. (Pekkala) Jensen. Upon graduating high school, he earned his bachelor's of science, majoring in mechanical engineering, at Michigan Tech. There, Norman was active in the ROTC, which was a starting point to his 24 year career in the U.S. Air Force, which began in March 1956. On March 17th 1956, Norman was...
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Marian Domres

July 19, 1920 - May 1, 2013

Marian Domres, 92, of Wausau passed away at the home of her daughter, Lynn Buhmann, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Service. Marian was born July 19, 1920 in Wausau to the late Wallace and Eleanor (Kmen) Hall. She was a graduate of Wausau High School. During WWII Marian worked for Murray Machinery and the Wausau Phone Company. On April 4,...
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Willard F. Gums

September 17, 1919 - April 26, 2013

Willard F. Gums, 93, of Weston, formerly of Shawano, passed away Friday, April 26th 2013, under the care of AseraCare Hospice, at Care Partners, in Weston. Willard was born on September 17th 1919, in Wausau, to the late Henry and Clara (Schoepke) Gums. He graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1939. On June 6th 1945, he married Bernice Weber at St. John's Lutheran Church, in the town of...
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Joyce C. Dudek

February 15, 1942 - April 21, 2013

Joyce C. Dudek, 71, of Wausau, passed away at home on Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was born in the town of Rib Mountain on February 15, 1942, to Reinhold and Irene (Woller) Prast. Joyce was a 1960 graduate of Wausau High School and was the class secretary. She married Franklin Dudek on June 29, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau. Joyce worked as a secretary at four offices during her...
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Hildegard C. Dehnel

May 16, 1920 - April 19, 2013

Hildegard was born May 16th 1920, the daughter of the late John and Magelena (Koenig) Beilke, in the town of Stettin. She lived on the family dairy farm her entire life and it is still in operation today, five generations later. On April 30th 1938, she was united in marriage to George Otto Dehnel, at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Stettin. A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church,...
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Joseph D. Kastner

June 16, 1928 - April 19, 2013

Joseph D. Kastner, 84, of Wausau, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at North Central Health Care – Gardenside Crossing, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St., Wausau, with Rev. Philip Schneider officiating. Family and friends may call...
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James T. Nowak

October 26, 1943 - April 18, 2013

James Nowak, 69, Wausau, passed away peacefully on April 18th 2013, at Mount View Nursing Home – Evergreen Terrace, after a long illness. James was born to the late John and Mary Nowak on October 26th 1943 and was a graduate of Edgar High School. He loved fishing, taking long walks outdoors, and animals, especially small dogs. He is survived by his brother, Roy Nowak, Wausau; sister,...
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Leroy C. Strek

November 14, 1926 - April 18, 2013

Leroy C. Strek, 86, of Wausau was reunited in death with his loving wife, Ione on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Mount View Care Center. He was born to Gilbert and Florence (Putteen) Strek on November 14, 1926, in their family home in Wausau. He graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1944. On May 19, 1945 he married Ione Tress in the parsonage of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. His...
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Richard Holm, Sr.

November 12, 1927 - April 17, 2013

Richard W. Holm Sr., 85, went to eternal life on April 17, 2013, with his family around him, under Hospice Comfort Care at Colonial Manor. Richard was born Nov. 12, 1927 in Ladysmith WI, to the late James and Florence (O'Neil) Holm. He served in the United States Navy in 1944-1945. On Jan. 15, 1949 he married the late Gladys H. Gaetzman at St Mary's Catholic Church in Wausau. Richard was a...
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Charles J. Sillars

November 20, 1931 - April 15, 2013

Chuck was born November 20th 1931, the son of the late Angus and Aretia Sillars, in Wausau, WI. During the Korean War, he proudly served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in September 1953. On January 17th 1953, he was united in marriage to Arlene Rodewald. On Monday, April 15th 2013, Charles James Sillars, died at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by his family. ...
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Muriel M. Wilson

September 2, 1919 - April 14, 2013

Muriel M. Wilson, 93, passed away at Aspirus Hospice House on April 14, 2013. She was born to Arthur and Mary (Gerrits) Smits on September 2, 1919, in Green Bay. On November 18, 1939, she married Robert C. Wilson. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1994. Muriel was specially known for her wit and humor. She enjoyed playing cards and had a regular game with her friends at Island Place, where she...
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Warren Salzmann

January 16, 1921 - April 13, 2013

Warren Salzmann, 92, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Wausau Manor. He was born January 16, 1921, in Wausau, to the late Nick and Dela (Fisher) Salzmann. Warren was a 1939 graduate of Wausau High School. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII as a Sergeant. Warren was employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Company for 30 years as a sales and service representative and...
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Jessica Fanchon-Anne Gensler-Gauger

February 21, 1977 - April 8, 2013

Jessica Fanchon-Anne Gensler-Gauger Jessica was born February 21st 1977, the daughter of Michael and Cynthia Carpenter. She resided in Wausau, with her husband, Trever, and children, Alexander and Stephen Gensler. On Monday, April 8th 2013, Jessica Fanchon-Anne Gensler-Gauger, died in her home. She was 36 years old. She will be remembered by her husband, Trever Scott Gauger; two sons,...
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Luella Baumann

September 27, 1918 - April 2, 2013

Luella Bertha Hertha Baumann, 94, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Mt. View Care Center. She was born to Martin and Augusta (Hoernke) Sturm in the town of Maine on September 27, 1918. She was married on November 7, 1936, to Elgart Baumann, Sr. in the town of Maine. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1992. Luella was a homemaker who loved and took care of her family. She...
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Genevieve M. Krueger

February 26, 1922 - March 30, 2013

Genevieve was born February 26th 1922, the daughter of the late John and Alexia (Drake) Spatz, in the town of Kronenwetter. On May 12th 1945, she was united in marriage to Herman Krueger, at St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. Gen enjoyed spending time with her great-granddaughter, Alyssa, and knitting baby afghans. On Saturday, March 30th 2013, Genevieve Mary Krueger died of kidney failure,...
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Rudolph Baumann

November 4, 1934 - March 28, 2013

Rudolph Baumann, 78, of Wausau passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mt. View Care Center. He was born November 4, 1934 in the town of Texas to the late Rudolph and Emma (Lemke) Baumann. Rudolph was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy. On August 20, 1960 he married Mary Clare Bartosch at St. Francis Catholic Church, Merrill. Rudolph was a stone cutter at Anderson Brothers...
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Viola Frick

May 19, 1921 - March 28, 2013

Viola Frick, 91, of Wausau passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born May 19, 1921 in the town of Stettin to the late Paul and Alma (Mundinger) Nehring. On June 1, 1944 she married Theodore Frick in Wausau. While raising their three children, Viola worked at Wausau Insurance, Trinity Lutheran Church and Wausau Supply. She was also an election poll worker in Ward...
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Kenneth J. Prigge

November 24, 1962 - March 27, 2013

Ken was born November 24th 1962, the son of Clifford and Karen (Fenhaus) Prigge. A lifelong resident of the Wausau area, he was a 1981 graduate of Wausau East High School and attended UW – Marathon County for two years. On October 16th 1993, he was united in marriage to Nancy Nielsen. Creating beautiful landscaping, building homes, and installing windows and patio doors were a few of the...
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George Jeske

June 5, 1920 - March 26, 2013

George Jeske, 92, of Wausau passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at North Central Health Care Center. He was born June 5, 1920 in the town of Eau Pleine to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hekedish) Jeske. After graduating from Stratford High School, George attended UW LaCrosse to obtain a teaching degree. George met his future wife, Evelyn Winkler at a dance and later were married in Spencer on...
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Richard Daniel Westcott

January 16, 1934 - March 25, 2013

Richard Daniel Westcott (Dick), 79, of Wausau passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, surrounded by his family at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born January 16, 1934 in Wausau to the late Daniel and Veronica (Haelke) Westcott. Dick was a graduate of Wausau High School and attended UW-Marathon County. He served as a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and upon his return...
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Nancy L. Wilde

July 20, 1937 - March 19, 2013

Nancy was born July 20th 1937, the daughter of the late Henry P. and Florence A. (Knaack) Jojade, in Wausau. On September 14th 1957, she was united in marriage to Gerald E. Wilde at Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church, now Grace United Church of Christ. Nancy worked as a secretary until she left to raise her children and help run the family business. She loved spending time with her family...
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Robert F. Trigg

March 12, 1923 - March 18, 2013

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