Our Obituaries

Orville A. Lodholz

June 23, 1926 - October 25, 2013

Orville A. Lodholz, 87, Wausau, died Friday October 25, 2013 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born June 23, 1926, in Ringle, son of the late Herbert and Mayme (Ferries) Lodholz. He married Loretta (Eckes) Prieve at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. She preceded her in death. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving...
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Shirley J. Kruesel

October 20, 1944 - October 14, 2013

Shirley J. Kruesel, 68, Wausau, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was born October 20, 1944 in Antigo, daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Hartman) Pietz. On September 25, 1965, she married Ervin Kruesel at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marathon. He survives. Shirley was a graduate of the Antigo High School. She worked for Wausau...
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Glenn C. Young

December 22, 1929 - October 13, 2013

Glenn C. Young of Three Lakes, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2013, surrounded by loving family. He was born December 22, 1929 in Woodstock, Illinois, the youngest of seven children. He excelled in many sports and continued his love of football at Purdue University, in the U.S. Navy and with the Green Bay Packers and Calgary Stampeders. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy...
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Chang Vang Thao

June 15, 1923 - October 8, 2013

Chang Vang Thao 90, Wausau, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at North Central Health Care, Wausau. He was born June 15, 1923 in Laos, son of the late Nou Chue Thao and May Yang. Survivors include his wife, Mee Chang, Wausau; seven children, Sheng Thao, Cha Thao, Zoua Thao, Mai Thao, Tong Lou Thao, Chong Thao and Kong Thao; and many grandchildren. Funeral services will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11...
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Sandra K. Thurs

January 11, 1962 - September 26, 2013

Sandra "Sandy" K. Thurs, 51, town of Hamburg, died Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Hamburg, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born January 11, 1962 in Merrill, daughter of Violet (Oestreich) Volz of Hamburg and the late Ralph Volz. On November 10, 1984, she married Randy J. Thurs at Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill. He survives. Sandy farmed alongside her...
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Milton E. Hamann

September 20, 1934 - August 28, 2013

Milton E. Hamann, age 78, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 under the care of Interim Hospice and Palliative Care at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. He was born September 20, 1934 in the town of Hamburg, son of the late Arnold and Viola (Graveen) Hamann. On July 29, 1956, he married Mary Ann Schlag at the Zion Lutheran Church in the town of Maine. She survives. Milton worked as a journeyman...
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Gladys E. Rennie

July 27, 1918 - August 2, 2013

Rennie, Gladys E. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Jul. 27, 1918 Departed Aug. 2, 2013 Gladys E. Rennie 95, Owen, formerly of Marathon, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. She was born July 27, 1918 in Chicago, daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (Smirt) Lang. On June 4, 1939, she married William Rennie in Chicago. He preceded her in death on...
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George J. Radtke

January 24, 1915 - April 22, 2013

George J. Radtke, age 98, Wausau, died Monday, April 22, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Harmony Terrace, Wausau. He was born January 24, 1915 in Merrill, son of the late Stephen and Anastasia "Lena" (Walenczyk) Radtke. On June 18, 1949 he married Marion Kittilstad in Eau Claire. She preceded him in death on November 5, 2011. George graduated from Wausau...
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John L. Radloff

April 14, 1945 - April 11, 2013

John L. Radloff, 67, Wausau, died Thursday April 11, 2013 at his home. He was born April 14, 1945, in Wausau, son of the late LeRoy and Irma (Knaack) Radloff. On May 24, 1969, he married Judith Romanowski at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death December 5, 2008. For 42 years, John had been employed at Wausau Papers, Brokaw, prior to his retirement. Among his...
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Daniel C. Lepak

October 10, 1926 - April 9, 2013

Daniel C. Lepak, 86, Rib Mountain, died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born October 10, 1926, in Marathon, son of the late John and Constance (Busko) Lepak. On June 29, 1948, he married Marie Carr in Marathon. She preceded him in death February 16, 1967. On August 25, 1973, he married Mary Szymanski-Oleszczuk at St. Michael...
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Ethel L. Buttke

March 14, 1922 - April 3, 2013

Ethel L. Buttke 91, town of Stettin, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Benedictine Living Community (formerly Marywood Center), Wausau. She was born March 14, 1922 in the town of Hamburg, daughter of the late Walter and Mathilda (Voight) Krohn. On June 7, 1941, she married William F. Buttke at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church , Stettin. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1962 at the age...
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Dan F. Quiett

July 18, 1949 - March 21, 2013

Dan F. Quiett 63, Wausau, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at North Central Health Care Facilities under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He was born July 18, 1949 in Dallas, Tex., son of the late George and Leota (Raspberry) Quiett. On June 5, 1982, he married Mary Cummings in Lake Ozark, Mo. She survives. Dan was a veteran of the United States Navy and served for six...
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Joseph T. Benicek

February 22, 1921 - March 17, 2013

Joseph T. Benicek, age 92, Wausau, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born February 22, 1921 in Catawaba, Price County, at home on the farm, son of the late Vincent and Marie (Hnilicka) Benicek. On April 14, 1951 he married Nancy Sobkowiak in Wausau. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2013. Joseph served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. from...
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Carol L. Giese

November 29, 1932 - March 5, 2013

Carol L. Giese, age 80, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Azura Memory Care, Wausau. She was born November 29, 1932 in Wausau, daughter of the late August and Betty (Hoeft) Brandt. On January 31, 1953 she married Robert Giese in Athens. He preceded her in death. Carol farmed in the Athens area with her husband. After he became...
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Ruth Ann Matis-Cole

February 26, 1952 - December 3, 2012

Ruth "Gertrude" Matis-Cole, 60, died peacefully at her home on Monday, December 3, 2012, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice, family and friends. She was born February 26, 1952 in Wausau, daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Virginia (Frymark) Matis. Ruthie was a breast cancer survivor, only to succumb to lung cancer two short years later. Through the treatments of breast cancer and...
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Marlene L. Reimer

February 20, 1934 - August 31, 2012

Marlene L. Reimer, 78, Marathon, died Friday August 31, 2012 at home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born February 20, 1934, in New Ulm, Minn., daughter of the late Bernard and Esther (Podratz) Bonderson. On August 30, 1952, she married Roland Reimer in Gaylord, Minn. He preceded her in death February 2, 2001. Marlene was a homemaker and was strong in her...
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Judith L. Chaignot

September 26, 1939 - August 20, 2012

Judith "Judy" L. Chaignot 72, Wausau, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends, on Monday, August 20, 2012, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. She was born September 26, 1939 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Louis and Joyce (White) Major. On December 29, 1962 she married Duane Chaignot in Wausau. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1985. Judy worked in the...
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Dianne M. Smith

July 10, 1945 - August 3, 2012

Dianne M. Smith (Haebig), 67, entered into eternal life on Friday August 3, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born July 10, 1945, in Kenosha, the oldest child of Irene A. (Eberhardy) Haebig and the late Clarence R. "Bob" Haebig who died on June 15, 1990. Dianne attended St. Anne's Catholic School and graduated from Newman High School in 1963. After graduation, she worked at Brokaw Paper Mill...
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Eugene F. Wichlacz

February 1, 1932 - July 20, 2012

Eugene F. Wichlacz 80, Wausau, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born February 1, 1932 in the town of Cassel, son of the late Anton and Lucille (Kordus) Wichlacz. On September 20, 1952, he married Shirley L. Mattson in Pine City, Minnesota. She survives. Eugene was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1952 until 1954. He was a member of the...
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Clayton Frederick Radtke

May 9, 1919 - July 10, 2012

Clayton Frederick Radtke, 93, Schofield, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was born May 9, 1919 in Stratford, son of the late Otto and Meta (Lillge) Radtke. On October 5, 1946 he married Roselyn Smith in Wausau. She survives. Clayton attended and graduated from Tomahawk High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was...
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Ruth M. Becker

September 26, 1920 - June 26, 2012

Ruth M. Becker 91, Wausau died Tuesday June 26, 2012 under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born September 26, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Kenney) DeBolt. On August 21, 1943 she married Bernard Becker in Chicago. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2000. Ruth was a secretary at Grant Community High...
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James J. Lorence

November 18, 1937 - June 19, 2012

James J. Lorence, 74, Wausau, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. He was born November 18, 1937 in Racine, son of the late Leonard F. and Ruth (Parmenter) Lorence. On August 20, 1960 he married Donna Nyiri in Racine. She survives. James was a Professor of History in the University of Wisconsin Colleges for 35 years and with the University System of Georgia,...
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Catherine Gassner

February 10, 1935 - June 13, 2012

Catherine "Katie" Gassner 77, Wausau, died Weds. June 13, 2012 at her home. She was born February 10, 1935, in Marathon, daughter of the late Jacob and Victoria (Kohlbeck) Altenhofen. On May 21, 1958, she married Lawrence Gassner in Marathon. He survives. After high school, Katie worked as a secretary with the Marathon County Highway Department. For many years, she served as secretary with...
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Vincent F. Murphy

May 14, 1918 - June 7, 2012

Vincent F. Murphy 94, Wausau passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Hospice House, Wausau. He was born May 14, 1918 in Fairfield, New York, son of the late Dennis and Katherine (Reardon) Murphy. On June 1, 1946 he married Sadie Myrda in Utica, New York. She preceded him in death. Vincent was a dairy farmer and enjoyed hunting, reading and loved spending time with his grandchildren and...
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John Thao

April 6, 1980 - May 5, 2012

John Thao, 32, Wausau, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Wausau. He was born April 6, 1980 in Denver, Colo., the son of Gaxue Thao and Blhai Lo Thao of Wausau. In the summer of 2011, he married Choua Lor in Wausau. John was currently employed with Award Hardwood Floors LLP, Wausau. Survivors include, his wife, Choua Lor; his son, Ashton Thao; his parents; four brothers, Va (Panyia) Thao, Meng...
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Lauri A. Plautz

February 10, 1962 - April 24, 2012

Lauri A. Plautz 50, Wausau died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her home. She was born February 10, 1962 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Arthur and Lois (Stoddard) Stieve. On August 22, 1981 she married Thomas Plautz at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mequon. He survives. Survivors include her husband, Tom Plautz, Wausau, three children, Melissa (James) Fife, Boise, Idaho, Troy (Becky) Plautz,...
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Clarence Rochow

August 30, 1915 - October 16, 2011

Clarence Rochow 96, Wausau, died October 16, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born August 30, 1915 in Rib Falls, son of the late Ferd and Ella (Franke) Rochow. On July 1, 1939 he married Adeline Goldbach at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. She survives. Clarence served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at Crestline and enjoyed boating, fishing,...
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Eleanor Mary Szydlowski

September 6, 2011 - September 6, 2011

Eleanor Mary Szydlowski, infant daughter of Christopher and Julie (Stieber) Szydlowski of Wausau, was born into eternal life on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandparents, John and Joyce Stieber, Wausau; her paternal grandparents, Ralph and Esther Szydlowski, Southgate, Mich.; two aunts, Joy Stieber, Wausau and Stephanie ...
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Neng Chue Xiong

April 12, 1928 - June 11, 2011

Neng Chue Xiong 83, Wausau died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Sao Xiong, Wausau, his children, Thai Xiong, Wausau, Cha Ying Xiong, Wausau, Her Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota, Chay Xiong, Wausau, Kou Xiong, Wausau, Blia Xiong, South Carolina, Steve Xiong, Antigo, Xalia Xiong, Wausau, Yiang Xiong, Wausau, Yang Xiong, Wausau, Kab Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota, Toube...
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Donald H. Koppa

August 8, 1933 - April 4, 2011

Donald H. Koppa, 77, died April 4, 2011, at Allison House in Schofield, under the care of Ministry Health Care Hospice Service. In October 2010, Don was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Since his diagnosis, Don has been an inspiration to those around him for the courageous and selfless manner in which he faced the new challenges before him. He...
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Ardith LaVake

August 1, 1925 - March 4, 2011

Ardith LaVake, 85, of Wausau, Wisconsin, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau, under the care of hospice. Ardith was born in 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Albert and Ruby Lee Dault. Her mother passed away when Ardith was 2 days of age, so she made her home with many who extended their kindnesses to her through her early years. In her teen years her father taught her...
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Loren Vernon Hawley

September 2, 1923 - January 18, 2011

Loren Vernon Hawley 87, Weston, died peacefully Tuesday January 18, 2011 Cedar Ridge Elder Services, Weston. Loren was born September 2, 1923, in Weyauwega, son of the late Wallace and Eleanor (Marquardt) Hawley. On December 2, 1944, he married Jean Callaway in Oshkosh. She survives. Loren was passionate about deer hunting, enjoyed trout fishing and watching the birds come to his bird...
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Grace B. Steilen

March 8, 1929 - January 14, 2011

Grace B. Steilen 82, Rothschild, died Friday January 14, 2011 at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born March 8, 1929, in Milwaukee, daughter of Clara Wiatrowski. On December 13, 1968, she married Charles Steilen in Wausau. He preceded her in death February 24, 1979. For many years, Grace had been employed at Buska Insurance Agency. Grace and Charles enjoyed weekends of relaxation at...
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Shirley D. Seehafer

October 17, 1928 - December 20, 2010

Shirley D. Seehafer 82, Wausau, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at her home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born October 17, 1928 in Merrill, daughter of the late Alfred and Loretta (Knauf) Stieber. On May 13, 1950, she married Simon Seehafer in Wausau. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1999. Shirley was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Phillips...
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Betty M. Viergutz

May 14, 1928 - December 8, 2010

Betty M. Viergutz 82, Weston, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston. Survivors include her children, Jerry (Linda) Standiford, Wausau, Richard (special friend Kim) Viergutz, Antigo, Jeanie (Clifford) Cleveland, Wausau, Dennis (Kathy) Viergutz, Minocqua and Norman Viergutz Jr., Antigo; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, siblings, Jean (Wallace)...
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Olga A. Tobalsky

March 15, 1914 - December 8, 2010

Olga Anne Tobalsky, 96, passed peacefully in her home, knowing her family and guardian angels were by her side, Wednesday, December 8, 2010. She was under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born to Henry and Elizabeth (Weideman) Scheelk, on March 15, 1914. Olga grew up on her family farm just west of Fenwood, in the town of Wien. She loved to sing and play piano and...
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Ednamary Klimisch

March 26, 1915 - November 30, 2010

Ednamary Klimisch 95, Wausau, passed away November 30, 2010. Ednamary was born March 26, 1915 in Antigo, daughter to the late Hugh and Marguerite (Moore) Campbell. In 1936 she married Conrad A. Klimisch at Gesu Church, Milwaukee. Their marriage of more than 74 years was an extraordinary one built on unconditional love for each other and faith in God. Together they had six children. In 1942...
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Elizabeth C. Zynda

December 21, 1910 - November 24, 2010

Elizabeth 'Betty' Caroline Zynda, 83, passed away peacefully at Wausau Manor on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Care. Betty was born to Caroline and James Peskie on December 21, 1926, in Milwaukee. She met her future husband when she went along on a blind date with a girlfriend who was supposed to meet a handsome, athletic, fresh out of the...
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Mary A. Rubow

April 6, 1916 - November 15, 2010

Mary A. Rubow 94, Wausau, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1916 in Wausau, daughter of the late Bernard and Helen (Kelsey) Richards. On January 4, 1936, she married Raymond Rubow in Wausau. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1985. Mary was a true homemaker at heart; she loved cooking, baking, canning, gardening, sewing and craftwork. She...
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Joyce M. Kolbe

October 28, 1934 - October 19, 2010

Joyce M. Kolbe Joyce M. Kolbe, 75, met her Savior on October 19, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. Joyce was the daughter of Robert and Stella Kinney, born October 28, 1934, in Wausau. On April 11, 1953, Joyce married Edmond Koskey and they were blessed with seven children. He preceded her in death in 1974. Through the years, she had been a very active member of...
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Marcel R. Carr

May 18, 1928 - August 28, 2010

Marcel R. Carr, 82, died Saturday, August 28, 2010 Marcel was born May 18, 1928 in Marathon, son of the late Henry and Helen (Ruplinger Schuster) Carr. He attended Marathon schools. He married Leona Zawislan May 26, 1948 and together they had nine children. Marcel took over the family farm and started a trucking business delivering milk to local cheese factories. He was elected Town Clerk and...
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Linda A. Kohn-Koppa

March 8, 1950 - August 10, 2010

Linda A. Kohn-Koppa 60, Wausau, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House, Wausau. She was born March 8, 1950 in Milwaukee, daughter of Audrey (Haack) Burns and the late Robert Burns. Linda was a co-owner/realtor for Realty Executives of Wausau and was a member of the Wausau Noon Optimists and the Wausau Builders Association. ...
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George John Lonsdorf

May 23, 1924 - July 12, 2010

George John Lonsdorf 86, of the Town of Maine, died Monday, July 12, 2010 under the compassionate care of Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau. He was born May 23, 1924 to William and Elizabeth (Sutter) Lonsdorf. He attended St. Anthony School in Athens and graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1942. He went on to obtain a degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Wisconsin,...
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Marian C. Hall

April 20, 1927 - July 11, 2010

Marian C. Hall 83, Wausau, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born April 20, 1927 in town of Cassel, daughter of the late John and Mary (Sauter) Dalske. On August 27, 1946 she married Harold Hall in Marathon. He survives. Marian loved shooting pool and played on league until age 80. She also enjoyed playing cards, checkers and baking homemade bread. Survivors...
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Donald E. Lingford

May 5, 1925 - May 14, 2010

Donald E. Lingford 85, Wausau died Friday, May 14, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. For more than 35 years Don was a supervisor at Consolidated Papers in Wisconsin Rapids. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II from June 1944 until February 1947. Survivors include his wife Phyllis (Sherman) Lingford, Wausau, his children, Linda (Gary) Evans, Spencer, Kathleen...
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James W. Ugoretz

December 19, 1942 - April 14, 2010

James W. "Jimmy" Ugoretz 67, Rib Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born December 19, 1942 in Marathon City, son of the late Jacob and Beatrice (Bentz) Ugoretz. On December 7, 1963, he married Lois "Lucy" Hoeft at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marathon. She Survives. For many years, Jimmy worked for LignoTech,...
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Dennis A. Belanger

July 15, 1942 - February 17, 2010

Dennis A. Belanger 67, Wausau, died Weds. February 17, 2010 at his home, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. He was born July 15, 1942, in Wakefield, Michigan, son of the late Elmer and Elsie (VanderLeest) Belanger. On May 7, 1966, he married Patricia Dahlke in Edgar. She survives. From 1960 until 1962, he served his country in the US Navy on the USS Ticonderoga. Prior to his...
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Loretta C. Erdmann

February 2, 1916 - February 15, 2010

Loretta C. Erdmann 94, Wausau died Monday, February 15, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born February 2, 1916, daughter of the late Reinhardt and Anna (Kaatz) Hilmershausen. On September 16, 1939 she married Fred Erdmann at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1998. Prior to being a homemaker Loretta worked at Marathon Electric for more than 13 years....
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Jason G. Sandberg

March 22, 1971 - January 31, 2010

Jason G. Sandberg 38, Rib Mountain died Sunday, January 31, 2010 at his home. Survivors include his parents Donald and Jane Sandberg, Rib Mountain, his siblings, Brody Sandberg, Wausau, Pamela Wiskie, New Mexico, Kathy (Bryant) Calmes, Wausau and Elizabeth (Joseph) Gagliano, Milwaukee and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February...
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Alice M. Twomley

February 21, 1912 - January 27, 2010

Alice M. Twomley 97, Wausau, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. She was born February 21, 1912 in Greenwood, Ill. daughter of the late Orien and Dora (Norton) Blanchard. On April 10, 1935 she married Howard Twomley in Woodstock, IL. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1977. Alice was a homemaker...
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Robert G. Hilgendorf

February 16, 1941 - January 6, 2010

Robert G. Hilgendorf, 68, Marathon, died Wednesday January 6, 2010 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born February 16, 1941 in Lincoln County, son of the late Arthur and Nina (Allen) Hilgendorf. On February 11, 1961 he married Mary Waldburger at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Irma. Robert was a Tank Commander in the Army National Guard...
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Mao Xiong

February 10, 1957 - December 25, 2009

Mao Xiong 52, Wausau, died Friday, December 25, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at her home. She was born February 10, 1957 in Laos, daughter of the late Chong and Chor (Lor) Xiong. Survivors include her daughter, Sai (Xeng) Thao, Wausau; one brother, Zawa Xiong (Mai Lor), Wausau; three sisters, Pa Xiong, Alaska, Chue Xiong, Minn. And Ying Xiong Yang (Kou Yang)...
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Bernard J. Toner

March 31, 1943 - November 9, 2009

Bernard J. Toner, 66, Wausau, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, with his family by his side under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House, Wausau. Bernie was born March 31, 1943 in Hettinger, North Dakota to William and Kathryn Toner. The Toners moved to St. Paul, Minnesota when Bernie was at a young age. Bernie was a graduate of Cretin High School (1961),...
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Kyle T. Miilu

March 8, 1982 - October 31, 2009

Kyle T. Miilu 27, 3303 Seymour Lane, Wausau died unexpectedly Saturday, October 31, 2009 at his home from natural causes. He was born March 8, 1982 in Wausau son of Thomas W. and Kathy J. (Quednow) Miilu, Wausau. Kyle graduated in 2000 from Wausau West High School. During this time he served as manager for the Wausau West football team. While managing he began videotaping football games, a...
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Arthur E. Seidl

October 9, 1923 - October 26, 2009

Arthur E. Seidl 86, Wausau, died Monday October 26, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born October 9, 1923, in Medford, son of the late Joseph and Louise (Deckelman) Seidl. On October 20, 1956, he married Conradine MacDonald at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau. She survives. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army in the European Theatre including the Battle of the...
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Ruth M. Tessmer

November 10, 1929 - October 24, 2009

Ruth M. Tessmer, 79, Wausau, died Saturday, October 24, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. She was born November 10, 1929 in Marathon, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Wolf) Baumann. On September 6, 1965, she married Harold Tessmer at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He survives. Ruth worked for Marathon State Bank for many...
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Kenneth W. Behling

October 22, 1931 - September 17, 2009

Kenneth W. Behling, 77, Wausau, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rhinelander. He was born October 22, 1931 in Wausau, son of the late Walter and Viola (Werner) Behling. On October 28, 1961 he married Mary Ann VanderSanden in Westboro, Wisconsin. Kenneth was a United States Army veteran. He was an Assistant Vice President at Wausau Insurance, retiring after 35 years of...
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Kristofer L. Oleson

December 1, 1953 - July 24, 2009

Kristofer L. "Otis" Oleson 55, Wausau, died Friday July 24, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital from injuries sustained in a car/motorcycle crash. He was born in Wausau on Sunday, December 1, 1953 to Roy "Ole" Oleson of Wausau and the late Geraldine (Rogalla) Oleson. On September 26, 1981, he married Wanda McCallin and together, they have 2 sons Seth age 23 and Jesse age 20. Otis was an...
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Wayne J. Hall

March 2, 1956 - July 18, 2009

Wayne J. Hall53, Wausau, formerly of Edgar, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was born March 2, 1956 in Wausau, son of Victor and Jeanette (Lang) Hall of Edgar. On October 12, 1979, he married Barbara Gust in Edgar. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2009.Wayne was a cheese maker and managed the...
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Selma Fehlhaber

May 11, 1911 - July 13, 2009

Selma Fehlhaber98, town of Berlin, died Monday, July 13, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.She was born May 11, 1911 in the town of Scott, daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Voelz) Volz. On June 25, 1932, she married Alfred Fehlhaber at St. John Lutheran Church, town of Scott. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1996. Selma farmed with her husband until 1967, then worked for Fromm...
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Joseph Ray Norris

August 13, 1981 - July 12, 2009

Joseph Ray Norris, 27, Wausau, died Sunday, July 12, 2009.He was born August 13, 1981 in Berrien Springs, Mich. son of Spencer Norris and Paige (Meador) Dunn. For nine years he worked for Wausau Window.Survivors include, father, Spencer (Judy) Norris, fiancé, Faye Samuelson, mother, Paige Dunn, two brothers, Jacob (Jenny) Norris and Justin (Melissa) Norris, two step-sisters, Sheila Moser...
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Garth Lee

January 9, 1919 - June 28, 2009

Garth F. Lee90, Wausau, formerly of Tomahawk, died Sunday, June 28, 2009 at his home.He was born January 9, 1919 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Howard and Ella (Crain) Lee. On August 23, 1969 he married Lillie Ellis in Carpentersville. She survives.He served his country in the United States Marines. Garth worked as superintendent for G.J. Aigner, drove school bus for the Tomahawk School...
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Audrey M. Gilchrist

September 16, 1927 - June 22, 2009

Audrey M. Gilchrist81, Rib Mountain, died Monday, June 22, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wellington Place, Rib Mountain.Audrey was born September 16, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., daughter to the late Alex and Minnie (Peterson) Cook. She married Jack Gilchrist in Chicago, Ill. and he preceded her in death in January 1979.In 1967 Jack bought a dairy farm and moved...
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Michael Nienhuis

April 2, 1942 - June 15, 2009


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Joan M. Williams

May 7, 1928 - June 12, 2009

Joan M. Williams81, Wausau, died Friday June 12, 2009 at Marywood Convalesent Center, Wausau.She was born May 7, 1928 in Antigo, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Stockheimer) Wittman. On September 21, 1950, she married Karl V. Williams in Wausau. He survives.Joan was a legal secretary working for Richard Tinkham and many other law firms in Wausau and LaCrosse as well as for the Staff...
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Cheryl E. Hall

March 16, 1945 - June 10, 2009

Cheryl E. Hall64, Prentice, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.She was born March 16, 1945 in Iron Mountain, Mich., daughter of the late Louis and Elaine (Peterson) Starnes. On December 22, 2001, she married Eugene Hall in Prentice. He survives.Among her many interests, she enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling...
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Leona Lehrmann

April 1, 1925 - May 18, 2009

Leona Lehrmann 84, Wausau, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born April 1, 1925 in Athens, daughter of the late William and Alma (Brown) Becker. In 1958 she married Ewald Lehrmann who preceded her in death on October 16, 2003. Leona worked as a housekeeper for Fromm Bros. in Hamburg and then as a nurses aide at the former Mount View Manor. She loved polka music,...
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Esther M. Wunsch

March 2, 1919 - May 8, 2009

Esther M. Wunsch 90, Wausau, died Friday, May 8, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Marywood Convalescent Center, Wausau. She was born March 2, 1919 in Wausau, daughter of the late John and Mary Golomski. She married Roman Wunsch on August 24, 1940, he preceded her in death. Survivors include, ten children, Pat (Jack)Heybl, Santa Maria, Cal., Jim (Nancy)...
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Helen M. Singkofer

March 6, 1952 - April 19, 2009

Helen M. Singkofer 57, Wausau, died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at her home. She was born March 6, 1952 in Marathon County, daughter of Helen (Jansen) Tambornino of Wausau and the late Charles Tambornino. On July 29, 1972, she married Fred Singkofer in Wausau. He survives. Helen was very proud to have owned and operated the former Heavenly Brew Coffee Shop in the Wausau Center Mall and also spent...
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Barbara J. Hall

January 26, 1954 - April 11, 2009

Barbara J. Hall 55, Edgar, died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born January 26, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minn., daughter of the late Otto "Red" and Peggy (Schill) Gust. On October 12, 1979 she married Wayne Hall in Edgar. He survives. Barbara was a homemaker who also worked at American Edge as a bookkeeper. She had a strong faith in Jesus her Lord and Savior which...
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Marion D. Kroll

August 30, 1933 - April 7, 2009

Marion "Ma" D. Kroll 75, Marathon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 30, 1933 in Eau Claire, daughter of the late Harold and Elsie (Ewan) Scheffler. On February 14, 2001, she married Fred Kroll at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Rib Mountain. He survives. Marion enjoyed her time spent cooking and tending bar for over 25 years. Among her many...
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Keith R. Nowicki

August 30, 1982 - March 18, 2009

Keith R. Nowicki 26, Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Marathon died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in Colorado Springs. He was born August 30, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, son of Michael J. Nowicki and Sheryl (Busko) Nowicki. On March 17, 2007 he married Ashley Koch in Colorado Springs. She survives. Sergeant Nowicki enlisted in the Active Army April 20, 2004 as a Military Intelligence...
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Floyd Gee

April 22, 1922 - March 9, 2009

Floyd Gee 86, Wausau, formerly of Milwaukee, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born April 22, 1922 in Fort Atkinson, son of the late Alex and Marie (Bresler)Gee. He married Marion Tarkowski Gee (nee Librizzi) In 1981. She preceded him in death in 1995. He served his Country in the United States Air Force during World War II and worked in the meat business in...
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JoAnne Holtman

July 6, 1942 - February 23, 2009

JoAnne Holtman 66, Fenwood, died Monday, February 23, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was born July 6, 1942 in Phillips, daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (Stanley) Klepac. She married Arvin Holtman who preceded her in death in 2005. JoAnne enjoyed fishing, gardening, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She loved spending time with her family and grandkids...
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Julia K. Fons

April 12, 1916 - February 23, 2009

Julia Fons 92, formerly of the town of Cassel, died Monday, February 23, 2009 at Kennedy Park Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Weston. Julia was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Jo Ann (Arnie Soczka) Gavitt, Marathon, Joseph (Shirley) Fons Jr., John (Dottie) Fons, both of Wausau and Jerome (Joanne) Fons, Tomahawk, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 8 step great...
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Vang Chang

January 15, 1930 - February 12, 2009

Vang Chang 79, Wausau, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 at North Central Health Care, Wausau. She was born January 15, 1930 in Laos, daughter of the late Chue Sue Chang and Yia Khang. Survivors include, four brothers, Khoua Vang Chang, Pang Kao Chang, Ying Pao Chang and Leng Chang; two step-sons, Zang Dang Thao (Yer) and Tong Yang Lee; a step-daughter, Vang L. Her (Xay Fong); and many step...
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Ruth Anna Ollhoff

April 24, 1916 - January 29, 2009

Ruth Anna Ollhoff 92, 427 North 1st Avenue, Wausau, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born April 24, 1916 in the town of Maine, daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Laabs) Hartwig. On January 15, 1938 she was united in marriage to Reuben Ollhoff at St. Stephen Church in Merrill. They were happily married for 63 years. He preceded her in...
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Marie R. Ferge

February 9, 1924 - January 21, 2009

Marie "Ma" R. Ferge 84, Wausau, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at North Central Health Care, Wausau. She was born February 9, 1924 in Norrie, daughter of the late Paul and Rose Perewich. Marie enjoyed polka music, dancing, fishing and embroidering. She also enjoyed softball, playing cards and the occasional trip to the casino. ...
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Dennis L. Schmoll

October 17, 1946 - January 19, 2009

Dennis L. Schmoll 62, 2375 Old Dancy Road, Mosinee died Monday, January 19, 2009 under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Joan Burns, Dancy, his children, Erica Schmoll, Dancy and Sarah Schmoll, Superior, one granddaughter, Azailia Skoglund and one brother, William (Joan) Schmoll, Marshfield. Private family services will be...
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Henry B. Burmeister

January 16, 1919 - January 15, 2009

Henry B. Burmeister 89, Athens, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born January 16, 1919 in town of Berlin, son of the late Julius and Helena (Splettdozer) Burmeister. On February 11, 1950 he married Barbara Williamson at Zion Lutheran Church, Rib Falls. She survives. Henry was a dairy and ginseng farmer in the town of Berlin his whole life. He was a fun...
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