Our Obituaries

Hilbert O. Werner

August 22, 1926 - November 16, 2013

Werner, Hilbert O. Born in Town of Wien, Wis., on Aug. 22, 1926 Departed Nov. 16, 2013 Hilbert "Hip" O. Werner, 87, Stratford, originally from Edgar, died Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield. He was born August 22, 1926 in the Township of Wien, son of the late Frank and Ella (Kragenbrink) Werner. On September 3, 1949, he married Marion Bornowski at St. John...
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Ila J. Glaze

June 20, 1942 - November 15, 2013

Ila J. Glaze, 71, Merrill, passed from this life on Friday November 15, 2013 at Aspirus Hospice House, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 20, 1942, in Medford, daughter of the late Teddy and Mabel (Oldenberg) Ruesch. On October 2, 1970, she married Gerald Glaze in Watertown, South Dakota. He survives. Ila was a 1960 graduate of Medford High School, then attended...
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Geraldine "Gerrie" R. Reynolds

September 20, 1921 - November 14, 2013

Geraldine "Gerrie" R. Reynolds, 92, Rib Mountain, earned her wings as an angel on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Aspirus Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 20, 1921 in Wausau, daughter of the late Adolph and Leona (Wagner) Christianson. Due to the Great Depression, Gerrie learned early in life to make the best with what you have and this is how she lived...
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James M. Kahler , DDS

November 6, 2013

James M. Kahler DDS, 59, Athens died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Jim is best described by his goddaughter Meghan. Heaven gained a remarkable man. He is the perfect example of what it means to be hard working, beyond generous, caring and compassionate. He ALWAYS, ALWAYS, AlWAYS lived each day to the fullest, doing things heloved and with the people he loved. He...
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Naomi A. Cline

March 3, 1921 - November 5, 2013

Naomi A. Cline, 92, Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Artisan Assisted Living. She was born March 3, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sylvester and Helene Hakemeier. Before her marriage she worked at Buss Fuse and during World War II at the St. Louis Ordinance Plant. She met her future husband, John A. Cline, on a...
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Kenneth J. Happli

April 13, 1928 - November 4, 2013

Kenneth J. Happli, 85, Marathon, died Monday, November 4, 2013 at Marathon Assisted Living, under the care of Interim Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born April 13, 1928 in the town of Green Valley, Wis., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Maguire) Happli. For many years, Ken drove truck and hauled milk for Alex Karlen Trucking, Ewald Weinkauf Trucking, Ray Beilke Trucking, Roger Bergs...
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John P. Galuska

December 20, 1931 - November 3, 2013

John P. Galuska passed away at home with his family after a courageous 21 year battle with leukemia. His smile and unique sense of humor will be deeply missed. John was born in Antigo, WI on December 20, 1931 to John P. and Anna Novara Galuska. He was the youngest of five children. After graduating from high school, he proudly served his country during the Korean War in the US Air Force at...
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Sandra Marie Thurs

January 9, 1953 - October 30, 2013

Sandra Marie Thurs, 60, town of Hamburg, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born January 9, 1953, in Hazel Green, WI, daughter of Sylvester Altfillisch, Marathon and Holly (Werner) Zuleger, Hamburg. On November 11, 1972, she married Ivan Thurs at St. Peter Lutheran Church, town of Hamburg. He survives. Some of her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, and...
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Valeria H. Schumacher

December 2, 1924 - October 29, 2013

Surrounded by loving family and staff, Valeria Helen Schumacher of Wausau passed away October 29, 2013 under the care of Aseracare Hospice at Wausau Manor, Wausau, Wisconsin. Valeria ("Val") was born December 2, 1924 to the late John and Valeria (Rice) Michalski in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Val married the love of her life, Edward ("Eddie") Schumacher of Marathon City, Wisconsin, in December of 1949,...
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Mark Alan Gruna

January 24, 1960 - October 26, 2013

Mark Alan Gruna, age 53, died Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was born January 24, 1960. He is survived by two sons, Alan and Joshua (Saretta) Gruna, all of Wausau; and five grandchildren; two brothers, Gary (Carolyn) Gruna, Wausau, Christopher (Dawn) Gruna, Merrill, four sisters, Sandra Kniess, Barbara Kittel, Linda (Willie) Cleveland, all of Wausau, and Carol Tesch, Athens, aunt, Marlene...
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Walter R. Habeck

November 15, 1922 - October 26, 2013

Walter R. Habeck, 90, Wausau, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at North Central Health Care, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born November 15, 1922 in the town of Reid, Wis., son of the late Walter Henry and Ora Madge (Bentley) Habeck. On October 26, 1946, he married Joyce L. Piatek at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death...
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Gertrude A. Guralski

August 8, 1918 - October 26, 2013

Gertrude A. Guralski (G.G.), 95, formerly of Hatley, was born to a new life in Jesus Christ, Saturday October 26, 2013, at Kennedy Park Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Weston. Her earthly life began August 8, 1918, in Menasha, as daughter of the late Ben and Clara (Kozlowski)Senefski. She was united in Marriage to the love of her life, Clarence Guralski Sr. on August 8, 1942, at St. Therese...
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Karene Whalen

September 26, 1932 - October 25, 2013

Karene E. (Kay) Whalen, 81, Wausau died Friday October 25, 2013 at Aspirus Hospital MSICU, surrounded by her loving family. Kay was born September 26, 1932 in Syracuse New York, daughter of the late John and Helene (Sehl) O'Grady. On January 22, 1955 she married the love of her life, Kenneth "Ken" Whalen at Sacred Heart Church Palos Hills, IL. Kay touched many lives with her kindness, caring...
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George J. Mirek

October 4, 1946 - October 25, 2013

George J. Mirek, 67, Wausau, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Benedictine Living Community, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born October 4, 1946 in Wausau, son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Szarkowitz) Mirek. On July 6, 2001, he married Lori (Pukall) Fosterling at St. Mark Catholic Church, Rothschild. She survives. George worked for the Canadian...
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Robert J. Warosh

October 24, 1922 - October 23, 2013

Robert W. Warosh, 90, Wausau, died Wednesday October 23, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born October 24, 1922, in Edgar, son of the late Alois and Mabel (Bier) Warosh. On June 19, 1954, he married Carol Pepke at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau. She survives. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Bob had been employed as the Executive Secretary of the Midwest Millmans Industrial Council...
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Patty A. Gavitt

October 31, 1954 - October 17, 2013

Patty A. Gavitt, 58, Tomahawk, died Thursday October 17, 2013 at her home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born October 31, 1954, in Wausau, daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Schopf) Schifelbine. Patty married Ronald Gavitt and he preceded her in death. Through the years, she tended bar at several Wausau area bars and for nine years she owned and...
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Arletta L. Ahrens

November 10, 1929 - October 17, 2013

Arletta L. Ahrens, 83, formerly of Marathon, died Thursday October 17, 2013 at Cedar Creek Manor. She was born November 10, 1929 in Marathon, daughter of the late Edward and Louisa (Alquist) Braunel. On May 30, 1951, she married Ervin Ahrens at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death July 18, 2005. Prior to her marriage, Arletta had been employed at the Edgar Basket...
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Carl A. Lau

January 22, 1920 - October 15, 2013

Carl A. Lau passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret A. (Hayes) Lau and 11 children: Dana Lau (Jerome Huebner), Platteville, WI; Margo Lau, Schofield, WI; William (Jean) Lau, Holmen, WI; Carla (Jim) Aanstad, Iola WI; Mary Carol Giacomino, Arizona; Scott (Mary) Lau, Mosinee, WI; Rita (Mark) Jones, Wausau, WI; Patricia (Dan) Wilch, Rochester,...
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John J. Hugus, M.D.

March 1, 1956 - October 6, 2013

John J. Hugus M.D., age 57, Wausau, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, after a courageous 17 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born March 1, 1956 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, son of Floyd and Jean (LeTourneau) Hugus. On July 20, 2013, he married Robin Nye in Wausau. She survives. John graduated from Dartmouth College, Magna Cum Laude in 1978 and earned his M...
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Karen M. Hitz

May 21, 1960 - October 5, 2013

Karen M. Hitz, age 53, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born May 21, 1960 in Wausau, daughter of the late Donald and DeLoris (Fischer) Fremming. On May 17, 1986 she married Paul Hitz in Wausau. He survives. Karen enjoyed playing BINGO, playing cards, fishing and thrift shopping. She was a beautiful person who loved laughing and cherished time...
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Ryan M. Sullivan

June 7, 1989 - October 4, 2013

Ryan M. Sullivan, 24, Wausau, died Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born June 7, 1989 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Shawn and Debra (Austin) Sullivan of Wausau. Ryan was a 2008 graduate of Wausau East High School. He furthered his education as a graduate of the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy at North Central Technical College, Wausau. Ryan was currently employed at Award...
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Dennis W. Belongie

September 2, 1952 - October 3, 2013

Dennis W. Belongie, 61, Wausau, died Thursday October 3, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born September 2, 1952, in Gaastra, Michigan, son of the late Lyle and Avis (Denis) Belongie. On May 25, 1974, he married Vicki Boehringer in Milwaukee. She survives. Prior to his retirement, Dennis had been employed with Kolbe and Kolbe...
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August B. Zoromski

February 6, 1919 - September 27, 2013

August B. Zoromski, 94, Hatley, died Friday September 27, 2013 at Cedar Creek Manor under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born on February 6, 1919 on the family farm in the town of Ringle son of Joseph and Martha (Walkush) Zoromski. On November 7, 1942 he married Anna Budleski at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. She preceded him in death January 8, 1974. On...
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Beatrice C. Schauer

April 9, 1917 - September 26, 2013

Beatrice "Bea" C. Schauer, 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Bea was born April 9, 1917 in Thorp. She was the daughter of the late Anton Velcheck and Katherine (Boehler) Velcheck. She married Albert W. Schauer in Lebanon, PA in 1944. He preceded her in death May 18, 1977. She graduated from St. Mary's Nurse's training school in 1939 and served...
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Jack J. Mielke

June 18, 1942 - September 25, 2013

Jack J. Mielke, age 71, Rib Mountain, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 18, 1942, in Wausau, son of the late Aldon and Evelyn (Gartmann) Mielke. On April 20, 1968, he married Karen Schlaefer at St. Mary's Church, Wausau. She survives. Jack served his country in the United States Army...
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Geraldine M. McNeight

December 18, 1911 - September 25, 2013

Geraldine Mc Neight 101, passed away September 25, 2013 In Dayton, OH. She was born to Magdalene and Alexander McDonald in Fenwood, Wisconsin on December 18th, 1911. On July 14th, 1945 she married Verner H. McNeight in Edgar, WI. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers Lloyd, Harold, Gerald, Clair, Donavon, Orvis and Ira McDonald and sisters Almira McDonald and...
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Fay L. Maas

January 31, 1935 - September 21, 2013

Fay L. Maas, 78, died Saturday September 21, 2013 under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by her family. She was born January 31, 1935 in Wausau, daughter of the late William and Hildegard (Duetsch) Laffin. On February 15, 1958, she married Ronald C. Maas at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. He preceded her in death January 18, 1996. Prior to her retirement, Fay...
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Sharon A. Kufahl

March 6, 1946 - September 21, 2013

Sharon A. Kufahl, 67, Wausau, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at her home. She was born March 6, 1946 in Wausau, daughter of the late Tony and Marian (Meyer) Trojanowski. Sharon worked at Wausau Papers in Brokaw for many years until her retirement. She was an active member of The Church of St. Anne, Wausau and volunteered at many church functions. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed...
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Mary M. Burger

September 6, 1931 - September 21, 2013

Mary M. Burger, 82, Wausau, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at her granddaughters home in Merrill. She was born September 6, 1931 in Wausau, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Anderson) Duquette. On February 20, 1950, she married Benjamin Burger at St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. He survives. Mary was a homemaker and also drove bus for the Wausau Transit System for many years. ...
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Victor P. Woellner, Sr.

May 3, 1932 - September 21, 2013

Victor P. Woellner Sr., age 81, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at his homestead farm surrounded by his family. He was born May 3, 1932 in the town of Halsey, son of the late William and Catherine (Riehle) Woellner. On August 3, 1954 he married Laura Dahl at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens. She survives. Victor worked for Mueller Pipeline...
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Delbert A. Wetterau

June 5, 1921 - September 17, 2013

Delbert A. Wetterau, 92, Stratford, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital Marshfield. He was born June 5, 1921 in the town of Cleveland, son of the late Henry and Mary (Dix) Wetterau. On June 10, 1948 he married Verna Hager at St. John Rectory, town of Wien. She survives. For many years Delbert and his wife Verna farmed in the town of Cleveland. Delbert also worked at the...
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JoWanda L. Zychowicz

August 9, 1976 - September 16, 2013

JoWanda L. Zychowicz, age 37, died September 16, 2013 at her home. She was born August 9, 1976 in Wausau. JoWanda graduated from Athens High School and went on to major in Phlebotomy. She worked at Marshfield Clinic. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her 5 children. Survivors include her children, Kailey, Anthony and Mckennzie Schug, and their father, Paul Schug...
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Charles E. Burger

July 11, 1943 - September 11, 2013

Charles "Chuck" E. Burger, 70, Wausau, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Chuck was ill for five years prior to his stem cell bone marrow transplant, and survived for another three years. He was born July 11, 1943 in Merrill, son of the late Charles and Verna (Huven) Burger. On April 1, 1967, he married Jacquelyn Cox in Madison. She survives. Chuck was a veteran...
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Mary Jane Sampey

June 21, 1920 - September 8, 2013

Mary Jane Sampey, age 93, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2013 at North Central Health Care Facilities, Wausau. Survivors include her son Dennis (Amanda) Sampey, Mosinee; and two grandchildren, Mark Alan of Calumet, and Margaret Paige of Mosinee. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry Hans Ludwig Peterson and Florence Mary Ongie Peterson. The family wishes to express their...
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Russell C. Johnson

August 29, 1921 - September 7, 2013

Russell C. Johnson, 92, Wausau, died Saturday September 7, 2013 at Mount View Care Center, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born August 29, 1921, in Stratford, son of the late Edward and Emily (Kroening) Johnson. In 1943, he married Florence Schreiber in Colby. She survives. Russell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army from 1943 until 1945....
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Kathryn A. Meyer

July 21, 1944 - September 6, 2013

Kathryn A. Meyer, 69, Wausau, died Friday September 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at the Hospice House, Wausau. She was born July 21, 1944, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of the late Raymond and Aurelia (Flynn) Boge. On January 2, 1971, she married Kenneth Meyer in Madison. He preceded her in death April 15, 2010. Kathryn was a medical secretary at the Dean Clinic in Madison and later...
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Harold H. Steidinger

December 22, 1932 - September 4, 2013

Harold H. Steidinger, age 80, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013. He was born December 22, 1932 in town of Rib Falls, son of the late Walter and Dora (Hoffman) Steidinger. In 1954 he married Marcella Wendt at St. Peter Lutheran Church, town of Hamburg. She survives. Harold owned and operated a dairy farm and had also farmed ginseng. Besides farming, he also worked for Ted Stencil Sawmill...
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Lloyd E. Jacobi

March 17, 1926 - September 3, 2013

Lloyd E. Jacobi, age 87, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born March 17, 1926 in the town of Holton, son of the late Herbert and Amanda (Junker) Jacobi. On October 20, 1956 he married Dorothy Hohensee at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau. Lloyd became a child of God in his baptism at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford, and was later confirmed at St....
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David E. Koehler

June 5, 1955 - September 3, 2013

David E. Koehler, 58, of Wausau, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison. David had a bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia on July 31, 2013. His sister Barb was his bone marrow donor. His transplant was successful, achieving remission of the leukemia but he died of complications of pneumonia. He was born on June 5, 1955 in Wausau,...
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Ralph L. Paoli, Jr.

October 16, 1924 - September 2, 2013

Ralph Lorenzo Paoli, Jr, 88, of Wausau, WI, passed peacefully into God's hands on September 2, 2013 at his home in Wausau, WI. Ralph was born in Hancock, MI on October 16, 1924, son of Raffaello and Ida (Nutini) Paoli. He attended Hancock High School where he played football and ran track. He was class President in his junior and senior years. He attended Michigan Technological University and...
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William J. Hackel

October 2, 1928 - August 30, 2013

William J. Hackel, 84, Edgar, was born to eternal life Friday August 30, 2013 at Golden Living/Continental Manor, Abbotsford, under the care of Aseracare Hospice. He was born October 2, 1928, in the town of Holton, son of the late William A. and Emma L. (Miller) Hackel. On October 20, 1953, he married Delores Hiebl at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Milan. She survives. For a few years, Bill was a...
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Doris E. Habeck

April 19, 1918 - August 30, 2013

Doris Elmira Habeck Doris Habeck was born in Athens, WI on April 19, 1918, and died August 30, 2013 at Golden Living Center Continental Manor in Abbotsford, WI at the age of 95 years. As a lifelong resident of the village of Athens, Doris was married to Alfred Habeck, who preceded her in death twenty four years ago. They had one son, Duane Habeck of Centennial, CO. Doris' teaching career...
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Alice Bouvat

January 4, 1930 - August 29, 2013

Alice Bouvat, 83, Wausau died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. She was born January 4, 1930 in Wausau, daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Treu) Koch. On October 1, 1949 she married John Bouvat at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wausau. He preceded her in death on January 4, 2012. Alice worked at the former St. Mary's Hospital in Wausau as an administrative...
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Joseph Rafacz

February 4, 1929 - August 27, 2013

Rev. Joseph J. Rafacz, 84, Wausau, died Tuesday August 27, 2013, at North Central Health Care Facilities, Wausau. He was born February 4, 1929, in Wausau, son of the late Matthew and Pauline (Gajewski) Rafacz. He attended St. Michael Catholic Grade School, Wausau, St. Bonaventure Minor Seminary, Sturtevant, St. Francis College, Milwaukee and St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore. Father Rafacz was...
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Mae M. Hack

May 1, 1930 - August 25, 2013

Mae M. Hack, age 83, Marathon, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born May 1, 1930 in West Bend, daughter of the late Elmer and Erna Wardius. On June 9, 1948 she married Alfred "Al" Hack in Allenton, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2008. Mae worked at the Basket Factory in Edgar followed by 10 years at Marathon Cheese. It was Mae and Alfred's...
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Margy M. Sloan

January 31, 1924 - August 24, 2013

Margy M. Sloan, 89, Wausau died Saturday, August 24, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. She was born January 31, 1924 in Wausau, son of the late Dr. Patrick and Clara (Schmirler) Sloan. Margy was a homemaker. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Ursula Sloan, one niece, Dale (Paul) Zarczynski and their child, Zofia and one nephew...
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Harold J. Hall

March 15, 1925 - August 22, 2013

Harold J. Hall, 88, Rib Mountain, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau. He was born March 15, 1925 in Marathon, son of the late Julius and Hedwig "Hattie" (Jagodzinski) Hall. On August 27, 1946, he married Marian C. Dalske in Marathon. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2010. Harold was a dairy farmer for 65 years, and still had an operating farm in the town of...
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Janet B. Polaski

August 17, 1940 - August 21, 2013

Janet B. Polaski, 73, Hatley, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 under the care of Aseracare Hospice at the Homme Home in Wittenberg. She was born August 17, 1940 in Hatley, daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy (Bemke) Kiedrowski. On August 19, 1960, she married Douglas G. Polaski in Hatley. He preceded her in death on October 6, 2012. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed gardening and her...
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James F. Steiner

April 9, 1928 - August 19, 2013

James F. Steiner, 85, Woodruff, formerly of Oshkosh, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born April 9, 1928 in South Byron, Wis., son of the late Herbert and Mary (Bird) Steiner. James was a veteran, serving in the National Guard from 1950 until 1954, during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion in Woodruff. James was the founder of Arrowhead...
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Lonnie Lee Hamann

July 17, 1957 - August 18, 2013

Lonnie Lee Hamann, 56, Rothschild died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his home. He was born July 16, 1957 in Wausau, son of the late Edward and Betty (Kolokowski) Hamann. Survivors include his son, Lonnie, Tomahawk, his step father, Louis Reissman, Merrill, two step children, Jason Anthes, Tomahawk and Sara Taves, Wausau, two sisters, Terri (Randy) Hillman, Weston, Jody (Stuart) Gehrke, Merrill,...
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William K. Schilling

January 18, 1941 - August 17, 2013

William "Willy" K. Schilling, 72, Schofield died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born January 18, 1941 in Wausau, son of the late Kaspar and Anna (Hohl) Schilling. For many years Willy was a security guard at the Mosinee Paper Mill. He enjoyed fishing, had a great interest in music and loved to sing karaoke. Survivors include his siblings, Angie (Bob) Kucirek, Wausau, Annie (Ed)...
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Robert C. Gustafson

April 29, 1930 - August 15, 2013

Robert C. Gustafson, 83, Wausau died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau. He was born April 29, 1930 in Wausau, son of the late Charles and Laura (Vanselow) Gustafson. On June 28, 1952 he married Lottie Lillge. They later divorced. Bob was the former owner of Wausau Shoe Service for many years. Some of his favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing,...
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Alan Earl Heinrich

February 28, 1931 - August 15, 2013

Alan E. Heinrich, age 82, Wausau, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born February 28, 1931, in Wausau, son of the late Earl and Alice (Pauls) Heinrich. On December 25, 1958, he married the love of his life, Betty Heinrich, in Wausau. They were married 54 years until she preceded him in death on April 14, 2013. Alan proudly served his country in the Army...
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Hildegarde P. Lella

September 20, 1921 - August 15, 2013

Hildegarde P. Lella, 91, Wausau, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 15, 2013. She was born September 20, 1921, in Koblenz, Germany. As a child, she relocated to the US and was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Charles and Elizabeth Maske of Marinette, Wisconsin. On June 12, 1948, she married George G. Lella in Marinette. He preceded her in death October 15, 1999. Hildegarde was a...
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Barbara Viergutz

March 20, 1953 - August 11, 2013

Barbara "Barb" J. Viergutz, age 60, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born March 20, 1953 in Wausau, daughter of the late Louis and Ella (Johnson) Miller. On March 25, 1972 she married John Viergutz in Wausau. He survives. Barb worked for Good Will Industries and in her free time enjoyed watching the birds, bringing smiles to others faces and spending time...
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Marion Peterson

July 7, 1915 - August 4, 2013

Marion Peterson, 98, Wausau, died Sunday August 4, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born July 7, 1915, was a resident of Marathon County since 1996 and a longtime resident of Our House Senior Living, Wausau. Marion enjoyed flowers, especially any with the color purple, her baby doll Mary and candy of all types, especially black jelly beans and chocolate. Survivors include her extended...
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Merry Funk

September 13, 1941 - July 29, 2013

Merry E. Funk, 71, Mercer, died Monday July 29, 2013 at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born September 13, 1941, in Avilla, Indiana, daughter of Evert and Carrie (Craft) Pippenger. On December 8, 1972, she married James Funk in Fort Wayne Indiana. He survives. Merry had been employed as an assistant manager in a hardware store in Mercer. Survivors include her husband, James Funk,...
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Lee G. Petersohn

December 17, 1946 - July 28, 2013

Lee Petersohn, 66, Weston, died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born December 17, 1946 in Two Rivers, son of the late George and Janice (Drossart) Petersohn. On June 2, 1979 he married Barb Wix at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church, Schofield. She survives. For 13 years Lee worked at the former J.I. Case/Drott Inc. in Schofield at then went to work for Sentry Insurance in...
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John Krejci

July 28, 1941 - July 28, 2013

John "Jack" A. Krejci, age 72, died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at his home. He was born July 28, 1941 in Wausau, son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Dorothy (Goytowski) Krejci. Jack enjoyed socializing and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his daughter, Theresa Edwards, Eau Claire; three grandchildren, Keaton, Reanna and Xavier; one brother, Larry Krejci, Tomahawk. ...
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Ellsworth J. Bliss

August 3, 1918 - July 21, 2013

Ellsworth J. Bliss, 94, Wausau, died Sunday July 21, 2013 at the Hospice House, Wausau. He was born August 3, 1918, in Wausau, son of the late John and Helen (Burns) Bliss. On September 9, 1950, he married Margaret Holub in Wausau. She preceded him in death February 26, 1984. Ellsworth had been employed for 39 years at the 3M Corporation, Wausau, retiring as purchasing manager. Ellsworth and...
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George C. Schoeder

April 23, 1930 - July 20, 2013

George Schoeder, 83, Wausau, died Saturday July 20, 2013, at his home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born April 23, 1930, in Milwaukee, son of the late Andrew and Isabelle (Potter) Schoeder. George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. On September 30, 2000, he married Jackie Bittner in Wausau. She survives. From 1968 until the time of his retirement in 2000,...
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Gerald L. Hanke

April 23, 1932 - July 15, 2013

Gerald L. Hanke, 81, Wausau, went to the arms of his loving Lord on Monday, July 15, 2013 in Wausau. He was born April 23, 1932 in the town of Rib Falls, son of the late Lawrence and LaVera (Brandt) Hanke. On May 18, 1957, he married Dawn Boerner at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wausau. She survives. In his younger years, Gerald helped on the family farm. Later he was employed at...
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Elizabeth Gorski

August 28, 1923 - July 14, 2013

Elizabeth "Betty" Gorski, 89, Rothschild, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Wausau Manor, under the care of Aseracare Hospice. She was born August 28, 1923 in Marathon, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Karlen) Sulzer. On June 29, 1946, she married Michael A. Gorski at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2005. For several years, Elizabeth worked...
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Terry L. Olson

June 6, 1951 - July 14, 2013

Olson, Terry L. Born in Antigo, Wis., on Jun. 6, 1951 Departed Jul. 14, 2013 Terry L. Olson, 62, Wausau, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born June 6, 1951 in Antigo, Wisconsin. Terry worked for the Antigo Cheese factory and most recently at Marathon Box, Wausau. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed bow hunting, fishing and building models. Terry was a...
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Cynthia D. Janas

November 19, 1959 - July 13, 2013

Cynthia D. Janas, age53, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her home. She was born November 19, 1959 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, daughter of Linda (Squires) Eder and the late Ronald Eder. Survivors include her daughters, Samantha (Mina) Sonnenberg and Sean Janas; grandson, Dravyn; mother, Linda Eder; sister, Ramona (Robert) Maine; brother, Mark Eder. She was preceded in death by her father and a...
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Catherine G. Scholl

February 5, 1919 - July 10, 2013

Catherine "Katie" Gladys Scholl, 94, formerly of Wausau, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Poplar Place Assisted Living Center, Rothschild. Catherine was born February 5, 1919 in the town of Wien, Marathon County, daughter of the late John and Magdalene (Uebelacker) Sonnentag. Later, the family moved to a farm on River Road, just north of Marathon, where Mom grew up. She attended St. Mary's...
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Dennis Frank Geiger

September 17, 1943 - July 9, 2013

Dennis Frank Geiger, age 69, of Wausau, passed away surrounded by his family on July 9, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Wausau on September 17, 1943 to the late Joseph A. and Catherine (Pupp) Geiger. He attended Holy Name School and graduated from Wausau High School in 1962. After graduation, he joined the US Air Force and was stationed in West...
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Trysten J. Powell

March 28, 2013 - July 7, 2013

Trysten Jacob Powell, was born to life on March 28, 2013 and born to enternal life on July 7, 2013 in Milwaukee, infant son of Jackie (Powell) Bricco of Milwaukee and Jeremy Bradley of Schofield. Survivors include, his parents; two brothers, Keelan and Justin Bricco, Westfield, Wis.; three sisters, Liliana, Juliana and Adriana Gutierrez, Mosinee; his maternal grandparents, Mima Powell, Mosinee...
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Ruby E. Feit-France

July 13, 1930 - July 6, 2013

Ruby E. France, 82, Rothschild, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 under the care of Aseracare Hospice at Wausau Manor. She was born July 13, 1930 in Abbotsford, daughter of the late Roy and Susan (Schmirler) Merwin. On October 21, 1950 she married Marvin Feit at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death April of 1964. She then married Elmer France on September 6, 1969 at St. Mark...
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Michael J. Linder

December 18, 1941 - July 3, 2013

Linder, Michael J. Born in Rhinelander, Wis., on Dec. 18, 1941 Departed Jul. 3, 2013 If we were to measure life as we measure golf performance, then Michael (Mike) J. Linder came in at 1 under par when he died in the early hours of July 3rd, 2013. Rare was a non-winter day when you didn't find Mike on the golf course, and no, that sound you heardwas NOT firecrackers! The clubhouse always...
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Katherine Lueck

June 21, 1947 - June 29, 2013

Katherine "Kathy" M. Lueck, age 66, Wausau, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born June 21, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter to the late Theodore and Evelyn (Harvey) Davidoski. Kathy enjoyed gardening, water color painting and combing the beaches on Lake Superior. She was also an avid Packers and Brewers fan and loved watching golf. Survivors include her...
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Elizabeth C. Dudek

September 28, 1921 - June 28, 2013

Elizabeth C. Dudek, age 91, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born September 28, 1921 in South Milwaukee, daughter of the late Archibald and Esther (Hittman) Fleckenstein. On April 27, 1950 she married Edwin Dudek in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death. Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, solving word search puzzles and putting together puzzles. She...
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Norma A. Getchell

October 16, 1920 - June 25, 2013

Norma A. Getchell, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior, June 25, 2013. She was born October 16, 1920 in Lily, Wisconsin. Norma worked and resided most of her adult life in Milwaukee where she enjoyed visiting the museum exhibits with her friend Susan. Norma was an avid sports fan and her favorite teams were the Packers, Bucks, Badgers, Brewers and she also loved to watch golf. Norma...
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David J. Hirsch

January 29, 1964 - June 23, 2013

David J. Hirsch, 49, Wausau died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born January 29, 1964 in Wausau, son of Doris (Dittmar) Madden, Merrill and the late James Hirsch. On July 10, 1999 he married Margaret "Peggy" Claussen at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2010. David worked at Footlocker in Wausau for more than nine years. He...
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Stanley W. Lyon

September 14, 1943 - June 23, 2013

Stanley Lyon, 69, Wausau died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau. He was born September 14, 1943 in Wausau, son of the late Lewis and Loretta (Stieber) Lyon. Stanley married Janet Lemmer on May 13, 1967 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Rothschild. She preceded him in death on October 31, 2007. For many years Stanley had been employed with Wisconsin...
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Russell J. Cumberland

June 28, 1955 - June 22, 2013

Russell J. Cumberland, 57, Wausau, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was born June 28, 1955 in Wausau, son of Jane (Kleinheinz) Cumberland, Wausau and the late Duane Cumberland. On June 1, 2002 he married Lisa Troffer in Sarasota, Florida. She survives. Russ was a radiology technologist at Intercoastal Medical Clinic in Sarasota, Florida since 2000. He enjoyed...
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Antoinette L. Young

November 10, 1919 - June 22, 2013

Antoinette "Nettie" Young, 93, Wausau died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau. She was born November 10, 1919 in Wausau, daughter of the late Eric and Elizabeth (Nikolai) Jesse. She married Jesse Young in Wausau. He preceded her in death on October 13, 1995. Nettie was a homemaker. She enjoyed crafting and volunteering at the Talent Shop. Survivors include...
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Dean S. Meurett

June 12, 1960 - June 21, 2013

Dean S. Meurett, 53, Weston died Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. He was born June 12, 1960 in Wausau son of LaVerne "Curley" Meurett, Merrill and the late Mavis (Brandenburg) Meurett. On September 1, 1984 he married Connie Kieckhaefer in Wausau. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2012. Dean was the owner/operator of Meurett Painting in Wausau for more than 25...
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Audrey H. Rochon

May 16, 1931 - June 19, 2013

Audrey H. Rochon, age 82, Wausau, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Cedar Ridge Elder Services. She was born May 16, 1931 in Wausau, daughter of the late William and Helen (Levandoski) Bloom. On August 6, 1952 she married Nicholas Rochon at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1998. Audrey graduated...
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Evelyn Spangle

April 4, 1923 - June 18, 2013

Evelyn Spangle, age 90, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born April 4, 1923 in Stevens Point, daughter of the late William and Martha (Trzinski) Niemczyk. Evelyn retired from Wausau Hospital Center in 1985 after 23 years of employment. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing bingo and decorating her home for each and every holiday. Survivors include...
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Emily Marie Fink

October 22, 1925 - June 13, 2013

Emily M. Fink, 87, Athens, died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. She was born October 22, 1925 in Goodrich, Wis., daughter of the late James and Magdelina (Kohout) Smola. On November 6, 1943, she married Wilfred Fink at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2003. Emily worked as a cook for the Athens High School for many years...
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Gerald A. Snow

March 13, 1937 - June 10, 2013

Gerald A. "Jerry" Snow, 76, Wausau died Monday, June 10, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wausau Manor. He was born March 13, 1937 in Decorah, Iowa, son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Anderson) Snow. On October 15, 1961 he married Kathleen Figge in Davenport, Iowa. She survives. Jerry was a hardworking man from a very young age. He was a talented skate boy...
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Mary F. Dorshak

November 29, 1919 - June 8, 2013

Mary F. Dorshak, 93, Rothschild, died Saturday June 8, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services, surrounded by her family. She was born November 29, 1919, in Rothschild, daughter of the late John and Bernice (Baron) Szarkowitz. On November 24, 1937, she married John R. Dorshak at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death December...
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James Reissmann

January 6, 1951 - June 1, 2013

James "Jim" B. Reissmann, age 62, lifelong resident of Wausau, died June 1, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born January 6, 1951, to the late Emil and Ruth (Irick) Reissmann. On October 14, 1972 he married Mary Tabaka. Jim and Mary celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on October 14, 2012. Jim...
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Dorothy C. Hollis

February 4, 1925 - June 1, 2013

Dorothy C. Hollis, age 88, Wausau, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born February 4, 1925 in town of Carson, daughter of the late Walter and Angeline (Kowalczyk) Kawski. On June 10, 1944 she married Maynard Hollis at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Mill Creek. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2004. Dorothy enjoyed embroidering, gardening and...
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Rose M. Fust

January 18, 1951 - May 29, 2013

Rose M. Fust 62, Edgar, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She was born January 18, 1951 in Wausau, daughter of the late Jesse and Lillian (Lashua) Pflieger. On November 3, 1973, she married James Fust in Wausau. He survives. Rose enjoyed going to horse shows, and most of all, loved spending time with her family,...
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Gaylord J. Nienow

January 31, 1934 - May 27, 2013

Gaylord J. Nienow, 79, Irma, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at his home. He was born January 31, 1934 in the town of Easton, son of the late John W. and Erlynda (Krueger) Nienow. Gaylord was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burns Post No. 388, Wausau. For many years, he worked for the former Nicholas Enterprises in Irma ...
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Mike Yang

April 5, 1979 - May 26, 2013

Michel "Mike" Yang, age 34, Wausau, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at his home surrounded by family after his second courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 5, 1979 in Cholet, France son of Chulao and Chi (Vang) Yang. On February 3, 2003 he married his high school sweetheart, Jessica, in Wausau. She survives. Mike graduated Cum Laude from Upper...
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Carol Ann Biel

August 29, 1945 - May 22, 2013

Carol Ann Biel, 67, Rothschild, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at her home. She was born August 29, 1945 in Athens, daughter of the late Al and Isabella (Rux) Biel. Carol graduated from Wausau East High School in 1965 and then attended North Central Technical College. Carol retired in 2003 from the Marathon County Public Library after more than 33 years of service. Prior to working at the...
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Ronald C. Wiese

March 18, 1959 - May 19, 2013

Ronald C. "Ron" Wiese, 54, Edgar died Sunday, May 19, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home. He was born March 18, 1959 in Grafton, North Dakota, son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Lilico) Wiese. On May 26, 1979 he married Barb Hytry at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Halder. Ron worked at Stratford Homes and also at SNE, Mosinee. Some of his favorite...
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Clarence C. Wenzel

July 9, 1926 - May 19, 2013

Clarence C. Wenzel, age 86, Wausau, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Benedictine Living Community, formerly Marywood Center, Wausau. He was born July 9, 1926 in the town of Cassel, son of the late Anton and Angeline (Putkamer) Wenzel. On October 23, 1948 he married Dorothy Bychinski at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on December 9, 2012. Clarence retired as...
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Elwood C. Mason

June 30, 1940 - May 18, 2013

Elwood C. Mason Jr., 72, of Marathon, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau. He was born June 30, 1940 in Wausau to the late Elwood Sr. and Germaine (Knoeck) Mason. He married Caroline Lepak on January 23, 1965. Elwood worked as a deputy for the Marathon County Sheriff's Department for 27 years. For 15 of those years he was a Lieutenant in...
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Harvey S. Stauffer

January 9, 1932 - May 18, 2013

Harvey S. Stauffer, age 81, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2013. He was a retired carpenter and also repaired automatic transmissions in years past. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanetta. Also his his children, Clifton L. Stauffer, husband of the late Bonnie, Heidi A. Zimmerman, wife of Joseph Zimmerman, Wanda K. Stauffer, Greta J. Stauffer, and Jenifer J....
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Arlene B. Manowski

August 18, 1925 - May 14, 2013

Arlene B. Manowski 87, Wausau, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born August 18, 1925 in Marathon City, daughter of the late Frank and Erna (Buchberger) Gassner. On November 27, 1948, she married Leonard Manowski at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death on November 10, 2004. Arlene worked for Marathon Electric, then worked as a technician...
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Dominic A. Marzynski

November 28, 1922 - May 13, 2013

Dominic A. Marzynski, 90, the town of Cassel, died Monday May 13, 2013, at his home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born November 28, 1922, in the town of Cassel, son of the late John Sr. and Sophie (Joswiak) Marzynski. On August 30, 1947, he married Dolores Wadinski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel. She preceded him in death February 16, 1991. ...
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Brian K. Schanandore

July 30, 1969 - May 13, 2013

Brian K. Schanandore, 43, Wausau died Monday, May 13, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born July 30, 1969 in Chicago, son of Margaret Wayka, Wausau. He is a decendent of the Menominee Nation. On April 27, 2013 he married Rochelle Ferguson in Wausau. She survives. Survivors include his wife,...
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Dorie Sturm

August 25, 1923 - May 12, 2013

Dorie Sturm, 89, formerly of Wausau, died Sunday May 12, 2013 in Madison. She was born August 25, 1923, in Kennan, daughter of the late Hugo and Marie (Yauch) Kandutsch. On May 7, 1946, she married Richard "Dick" Sturm at the former St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death November 19, 2008. Prior to her retirement, Dorie had been employed at 3M Corporation and Wausau Homes...
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Mary G. Michlig

August 13, 1916 - May 12, 2013

Mary G. Michlig, 96, Edgar, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at the home of her son Ron, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Augsut 13, 1916 in Wausau, daughter of the late Valentine "William" and Magdalene (Lemanski) Feltz. On June 18, 1935 she married Arthur Michlig at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, town of Cassel. He preceded her in death on...
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Cornelia R. Biggar

October 29, 1953 - May 11, 2013

Cornelia Ruth Biggar, age 59, died May 11, 2013 after a long journey with cancer and a longer journey through an amazing life. She was the loving partner of Jon Roehrdanz, stepmother to Dan Martinson (Lynelle), sister to Hamilton Fisk Biggar iii (Terry) and Jeffrey McCrea Biggar (Margie), sister-in-law to Brian and Karen Roehrdanz, Scott and Renee Roehrdanz, Susan Prewitt and numerous nieces and...
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Mark Jerome Wisnewski

April 25, 1936 - May 10, 2013

Mark Jerome Wisnewski, age 77, Athens, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at his home peacefully and surrounded by family. Mark was born on his family's farm in Poniatowski on April 25, 1936, the eighth child of twelve to the late John and Josephine (Nowacki) Wisnewski. After a long relationship, he married Carol Hart on December 16, 1988 in Wausau. Mark often said that being with Carol was the best...
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