Wausau area obituaries January 9, 2023

 Obituaries are a neighborhood service courtesy of Helke and Brainard Funeral Properties.

DuWayne W. Marquardt

DuWayne William Marquardt, age 86, of Wausau handed away unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

DuWayne was born on February 13, 1936 to the late William and Winifred (Bazile) Marquardt.  He was baptized on January 16, 1938 at Grace Lutheran Church within the City of Maine.   After Excessive Faculty he met Shirley Zahrt at Schmidt’s Ballroom.  The 2 have been united in marriage on September 22, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, City of Easton.  They then moved to Appleton the place they resided for 44 years and raised their 4 youngsters.  DuWayne was employed at AZCO as an Ironworker and later as a undertaking supervisor.  His work took him throughout  the USA, bidding jobs and infrequently operating them.   He retired in 2002 after 55 years of service.  He and Shirley then moved to Wausau completely and spent winters in Florida.   

DuWayne had an unbelievable humorousness and liked to tease everybody. He was at all times prepared to assist these in want and had a coronary heart of gold. He will certainly be remembered by many for his desserts and particularly his cookies, which he shared with so many. His favourite interest was enjoying playing cards and nothing put a smile extra on his face than profitable in opposition to his youngsters. He liked spending as a lot time as he may along with his household. He was a beautiful dad and we really feel so blessed to have had great mother and father. He was additionally a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. 

DuWayne is survived by his 4 youngsters (brats): Kim (Sandra) Marquardt of Inexperienced Bay, Lori (Paul) Johnson of Thiensville, Kathy (Norman) Doan of Wausau and Todd Marquardt of Wausau. His eight grandchildren: Sara (Brett) Heeney of Fox Crossing, Jessica (Oleg) Dikhtyar of Inexperienced Bay, Andrew VanWeele of Texas, Derrick Cleveland of Wausau, Allison Cleveland of Kaukauna, Stephanie (TJ) Smotherman of Montana, Kyle (McKenzie) Marquardt of Seymour and Adam Marquardt of Seymour. Step-grandchildren Cody Winkler of Georgia, MiKenna (Ty) Williams of Spain and eight nice grandchildren. He’s additional survived by his sister Germaine Krause of Milwaukee and sister-in-law Beverly Zahrt.

In addition to his mother and father and spouse Shirley, he was proceeded in dying by brothers Donald, Vernon and Clifford, and sisters Margaret, Doris, Evelyn, Betty Lou and Berneice.  

Visitation will probably be held from 9-11AM with Funeral Service to comply with on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 703 Flieth St, Wausau, WI 54401.  The Rev. Jeffrey Mahnke in addition to DuWayne’s grandson Andy VanWeele will officiate.  The service will probably be out there by way of livesteam for individuals who are unable to attend and could be accessed by visiting DuWayne’s obituary web page at www.helke.com.   Committal will probably be at Restlawn Memorial Park.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or faculty.   

Delores R. Hegna

Delores Ruth Hegna June twenty first 1933 to December twenty ninth 2022 , she was 89 years previous. Delores died peacefully in her sleep on December 29, 2022 at Aspirus Hospital. Delores was really certainly one of a form. She was completely a pleasure to have in our lives. She was glad, enjoyable to be round, and actually liked her many pets all through the years. She loved going up north tenting, fishing, campfires, (household time )and her occasional journeys to the casinos. Now she is going to proceed her journey along with her sister Lorraine, brother Charles, father and mom, Floyd and Isabella Hegna. She is survived by: Sister, Shirley Hegna. Brother, James (Ann) Hegna. Nieces: Patty (Todd) Hitz, Cathy Smith, Robert Smith. Nice Nieces and Nephews: Danielle Hitz, Todd Jr (Janelle) Hitz and Bobby (Hannah) Smith. 

A non-public service will probably be held at Helke Funeral Dwelling. 

A Particular Thank You to all of the nurses and Medical doctors whom took particular care of Delores. 

Delores was deeply liked and will probably be enormously missed by all that knew and liked her. 

Ruth E. Henrich

Ruth Elaine Henrich, 89, of Weston, handed away on January 8, 2023, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. She was born on September 16, 1933, to the late Edward and Martha Wanless in Merrill, Wisconsin. She graduated from Merrill Excessive Faculty, and on July 17, 1954, she married Arthur Henrich at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. Ruth and Artwork lived in Merrill till 1976, once they moved to Weston, Wisconsin.

Over time, Ruth labored numerous jobs, together with promoting Avon, Dwelling Interiors, and Tupperware, in addition to working at Eastbay. In later years, she and Artwork took pleasure in spending time at their camper by Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk and going out to eat. She additionally loved spending time along with her grandchildren and nice grandchildren.

Survivors embrace a daughter, Vicki Kubichek from Weston; a son, Steve (Pleasure) from Rothschild; 5 grandchildren, Melissa Boehm (Corry), Jason Kubichek, Chris (Tasha) Kubichek, Will Henrich, and Katie (Dan) Schneekloth; and eight nice grandchildren, Gabe, Bryce and Kale Boehm, Christian and Audrey Kubichek, and Evelyn, Micah and Vivian Schneekloth.

Ruth was preceded in dying by her mother and father, Edward and Martha Wanless; her husband, Artwork; and her siblings, Louella Koehler, William Wanless, and Doris Lange.

A memorial service will probably be held Friday, January 13, 2023, at 11:30 am at The Shepherd’s Home, 6300 Bittersweet Highway, Wausau with visitation starting at 10:30 am. Pastor Justin Spady will officiate. Burial at Merrill Memorial Park will happen within the Spring. In lieu of flowers, please think about donating to The Shepherd’s Home.

Ruth’s household needs to thank Aspirus Wausau Hospital and the palliative care workers for his or her compassion and care.

Brainard Funeral Dwelling- Everest Chapel is aiding the household.

VerJean D. Smith

On the afternoon of January 6, 2023 beloved VerJean D. Smith, age 86, handed away peacefully at Wausau Manor. VerJean was born to the late Vernon and Doris Smith in Wausau, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wausau Excessive Faculty on the age of 18 and began working instantly for Wausau Insurance coverage. She labored most of her life as a claims processor.

VerJean had many passions, certainly one of them being touring. She traveled to Eire 5 instances in her life, and attended many world festivals.  She was a really severe canine fanatic; she was a part of a kennel membership and took canine coaching courses along with her personal canine so she may present them in competitions. She was a easy woman with a love for the outside together with water snowboarding, tubing, and deer searching.  VerJean even rode her bicycle till she was 80 years previous.

Submit retirement, VerJean labored at Lamers Bus for 20 years. She liked sharing tales about all her bus passengers.

VerJean is preceded in dying by her mother and father. She is survived by sisters; Sandra (Jeffrey) Peterson, Mosinee, Wisconsin and Janell (James) Solinsky, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and brother; Brian (Abby) Smith, McKenney, Texas.

A celebration of life will probably be held at 11 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at First English Lutheran Church, 402 N third Avenue, Wausau with a visitation starting at 10 am.

VerJean’s household wish to thank Aspirus Palliative Care, Dr. Bolan, and Wausau Manor for the distinctive care they offered.

In lieu flowers, please make donations to Marathon County Humane Society.

Gerald J. Ziegel

Gerald J. Ziegel, 86, of Wausau, handed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Applegate Terrace beneath the care of Aspirus Consolation Care and Hospice Providers.

He was born on March 19, 1936 within the city of Hamburg to the late Ervin and Norma (Voigt) Ziegel.  Gerald grew up on the household farm within the city of Stettin.  On October 4, 1958, he married the previous Florence Mijal at St. James Catholic Church in Wausau.  They celebrated 64 years of marriage.  Collectively they loved fishing, bowling, birdwatching and Ziegel household holidays up north every summer time. 

In his youthful years, Jerry loved enjoying baseball and fastpitch softball.  As his household grew, he retired from enjoying ball and started teaching his sons in Little League.  He loved watching his youngsters of their actions and sporting occasions.   And when his grandkids got here, he was their greatest fan.  He had a particular place in his coronary heart for his grand canine they usually all adored him.  A few of his favourite instances have been within the woods searching with household.  His different hobbies included golf, woodworking, and any sort of carpenter work.  He was smooth spoken with a fast wit.  He proudly served within the U.S. Military and was a member of the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Submit 10 in Wausau.  He was a devoted member of Our Savior’s Church.   He labored for Pauly Cheese for a few years and retired from Moduline Home windows in Wausau.    

Above all, time spent with Florence and household was what he treasured.  

Survivors embrace his spouse, Florence; his 4 youngsters, Sandy (Todd) Hass of Wausau, Jim (Daybreak) Ziegel of Merrill, Jeff (Lori) Ziegel of Wausau, and Donna (Jon) Martin of DePere; grandchildren, Matt, Megan, Amie (Jason), Josh, Sheena (Adam), Travis, Larissa (Maggie), Brett (Lauren), Jarrod, Joseph (Kailin), and Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Owen and Staci; siblings, Janice Ruplinger, Ervin Ziegel Jr., Kenneth (Beverly) Ziegel, and Rosemary (Dave) Groth; and plenty of nieces, nephews, and mates.

He was preceded in dying by his mother and father, Ervin and Norma Ziegel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Imogene (Walter) Niewolny and Isabelle (Wyman) Ruplinger; brother and sister-in-law, Elton (Carol) Ziegel; brother-in-law, Ivan Ruplinger; and sister-in-law, Ruth Ziegel.

A funeral service will probably be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Flieth Road, Wausau, with Rev. Jeffrey Mahnke officiating.  Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m. till the time of service on the church.  Entombment will happen within the Restlawn Chapel Mausoleum, city of Texas, with army honors accorded by the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Submit 10.

On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

Relaxation in Peace Pops !

Cecilia T. Zins

Cecilia “Ceil” T. Zins, 98, previously of S. Ninth Avenue, Wausau, died Friday January 6, 2023 at Mountain Terrace, Wausau, beneath the compassionate care of St. Croix Hospice and the numerous caregivers at Mountain Terrace.

She was born April 26, 1924, in Marathon, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gassner) Krautkramer.  On September 23, 1947, she married Emil J. Zins at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.  Following their marriage, they farmed in Rocky Ridge in Mosinee, earlier than transferring to Wausau. 

Ceil was a homemaker and loved serving to others by means of numerous volunteer works.  Her Religion and involvement at Holy Title Catholic Church was essential to her.  Amongst her many involvements there, she had served as Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Lay Chief of Prayer, co-ordinator of communion to the homebound and she or he was a really lively member of St. Regina Circle of St. Catherine Council.  Ceil and Emil loved touring and enjoying sheepshead with mates and kin.

Survivors embrace a sister, Irene Cihlar, a brother, Lyle Krautkramer; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in dying by her mother and father; her husband, Emil on March 25, 2016; and her siblings and in-laws; Dolores (Clarence) Rader, Florence (Oscar) Witberler, Carl (Mary) Krautkramer, Joseph (Sylvia) Krautkramer, Leroy Krautkramer, Alois (Lillian) Krautkramer, Marie (Earl Larabee) (Roman) Gau, Ervin Cihlar, LaVerne Krautkramer.

The Funeral Mass will probably be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday January 10, 2023 at Holy Title Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Samuel Martin will preside. Burial will probably be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will probably be on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. till the time of companies on the church.  There will probably be a parish and St. Catherine Council rosary service at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday on the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Dwelling, is in command of preparations.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

Her household wish to specific their honest appreciation to the workers at St. Croix Hospice for the great care given to Ceil throughout her time with them.  Particular due to the residents and workers at Mountain Terrace for the love and help by means of the years-they have been like household to Ceil and she or he treasured that relationship.  We additional wish to prolong a particular thanks to her neighbors on South Ninth Avenue for his or her years of friendship.

We’re going to miss you Auntie, particularly at our household gatherings and card sport tables.

Virjean M. Knauf

Virjean Marie Knauf, 84, of Marathon, handed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Mount View Care Middle, Wausau, after a brave battle with most cancers.  She was born July 24, 1938, to Henry and Marie (Imhoff) Furger in Wausau.  On Might 2, 1959, she married Robert Knauf at Sacred Coronary heart Catholic Church, city of Cassel.  They shared 63 blessed years of marriage.

After highschool, Virjean labored for a short while at Employers Mutual.  After marriage, she turned a full-time homemaker, and was a faithful spouse and loving mom.  She spoke typically of being blessed with great youngsters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Virjean and Robert loved tenting, fishing, biking, gathering with mates to play playing cards, and travelling. They travelled all 50 states, Canada, and loved a number of journeys to Europe.  Many heat recollections have been made with all of the household throughout tenting and fishing outings up north.  Virjean additionally loved gardening, particularly flowers.

Survivors embrace her husband, Robert; three sons, Daniel (Jane), Donald (Lori), and Andrew (Susie); seven grandchildren, David (Vanessa) Knauf, Stefanie (Aaron) Gander, Angela (Nick) Collins, Travis Knauf, Tyler (Danielle) Knauf, Haley Knauf, and Alyssa Knauf; two step-grandchildren, Kristin Moore and Jason (Becca) Moore; and great-grandchildren, Allie, Lucas, and Owen Gander, Olivia Knauf, and Everette Knauf.

Virjean is additional survived by her sister, Mary (Fran Arndt) Hermes; three brothers, Laverne Furger, Norman (Sally) Furger, Randy (Cindy Steinke) Furger; sister-in-law, Pat Furger; and plenty of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in dying by her mother and father, Henry and Marie Furger; brother, Ralph Furger; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Furger, Cindy Furger, Joyce Thomas, and Pat Hau; and brothers-in-law, Dick Knauf and Leon Thomas.

The Funeral Mass will probably be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.  The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside.  Burial will probably be within the parish cemetery.  Visitation will probably be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. till the time of companies all on the church.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Dwelling, Marathon, is in command of preparations.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

Particular due to Dr. Peterson and workers at Aspirus Most cancers Middle, Aspirus Consolation Care and Hospice Providers, and to the workers at Mount View Care Middle for the sort and compassionate care of Virjean.

Lori A. Hack

Lori A. Hack, 61, handed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, peacefully at her residence.

She was born June 24, 1961 in Wausau, daughter of the late Carl and Dorothy (Hassel) Gill.  On July 19, 1980, she married Thomas Hack at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marathon Metropolis.

Lori was a homemaker and a tremendous “Nana” to her valuable grandkids who she adored.  She loved taking lengthy walks exterior, studying, and caring for her residence. Lori was extraordinarily considerate and at all times in search of methods to make others really feel liked.

Survivors embrace her husband, Thomas Hack; daughter, Melissa (Dan) Hager; son, Tyler (Anna Koepke) Hack; grandchildren, Cameron and Addilyn Hager; brothers, Kenneth (Beth) Gill and Gary  Gill; Uncle and Aunt, Herbert (Sue) Hassel and plenty of different nieces, nephews, different kin and mates.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in dying by her sisters, Victoria Gill and Krin Triplet and step-father, John Burish.

In honor of Lori’s needs, the household will probably be having a personal celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be directed to a charity of the donor’s selection.

On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

Robert W. Steppert

Robert W Steppert, age 83, of Merrill, WI handed away peacefully, surrounded by household on January 3, 2023.

Robert is survived by his loving spouse of 65 years, Sandra, 4 daughters; Deborah Kufahl (Brian), Holly Schield (Greg), Connie Grendzinski (David) and Penny Shook (Jim), 8 grandchildren; Religion Rhode (Chad), Jessica Bumbaca (Patrick) , Kimberly Schield-Conradt (John), Nicole Cimino (Tom), Lindsey Kottke (Ben), Ryan Kufahl (Morgan), Travis Grendzinski (Sarah), and Brandon Grendzinski. 13 nice grandchildren; Payge and Dylan Lincoln, Reece and Andrew Rhode, Frankie and Christopher Bumbaca, Kayli (Justin)Lane, Kadin Conradt, Connor and Kenley Cimino, Eli and Wyatt Kottke, and Bryson Grendzinski. 1 nice nice granddaughter; Karter Sankey . And several other nieces and nephews. He loved spending time with; he was often known as the favourite uncle by many.

Robert was the son of the late Carl and Edith Steppert. He was born and grew up within the Wausau space. He’s preceded in dying by three brothers; Ted, Roland and Carl; Three sisters; Ellen, Barbara and Beverly.

He attended Wausau Excessive Faculty and later a technical faculty the place he realized electrical and wiring. He loved looking for a discount, fishing, spending time outdoor, sports activities vehicles, bikes, constructing, touring and deer searching (he was a gentleman hunter as a result of he by no means shot any deer).

Robert labored within the constructing business, then later, labored for the Metropolis of Wausau for a few years as a upkeep technician for the Sewage and Remedy Division. He made mates simply and talked to everybody! Robert lived life to the fullest. He liked spending time along with his grandchildren taking them to the county festivals, automobile reveals, Friday fish frys, brat cookouts, watching NASCAR and spending time up north the place he taught the boy’s and their mates to fish. He was happy with his household and would do something for them. He made everybody who knew him snigger, in any respect the loopy tales he shared. Our household is grateful to know that Robert is lastly at peace.

A Non-public household memorial will probably be held to rejoice his life.

Joel S. Wincentsen

Joel Steven Wincentsen, age 47, of Wittenberg handed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2023. His life ended a lot too quickly, and numerous household and mates are mourning his sudden and tragic passing. Joel was a quiet soul, a person of few phrases who valued kindness, respect, and honesty. He had a smile that spoke volumes and a smirk that might maintain you guessing. The loves of his life are his youngsters, grandchildren, and household. Joel is survived by his three sons, Austin (Maile Mahannah) Wincentsen, Abe Wincentsen, Landon (Aleah Petrosa) Prey; granddaughters, Auri and Juniper and spouse, April Wincentsen. Moreover, he leaves behind his loving mother and father, Greg and Linda Wincentsen; siblings, Chad (Fay Genskow) Wincentsen, Matt (Jessica) Wincentsen and Jennifer (Arthur) Werner; paternal grandmother, Violet Wincentsen; nieces and nephews, Kaeden, Trevor, Amelia, Samantha (Mike), Kyle (Ashley Lorbiecki), Robert (Emily Meshak), Jacob, Maycee, Cameron, Waylon and Emma and a great-niece, Lucy.

By means of marriage, Joel was liked by many in-laws. Mom and father in-law, Steve and Julie Prey; sisters in-law, Sarah (Mike) Thiel, Kristen (Nick) Desrochers, Laura (Dru) Heier and Heather (Ken) Value; nieces and nephews, Anthony, Jackson, Olivia, Carson, Dane, Easton, Blake, Theo, Max, Owen, Mallory and Calvin. Different essential individuals in Joel’s life embrace Michele Hart, mom of his son and particular pal, Gloria Lorge and her son Noah and numerous different kin and mates. Joel will probably be enormously missed by Charlie and Jax, his furry companions.

Joel graduated from Wittenberg Birnamwood Excessive Faculty the place he was a star athlete and nonetheless holds the file within the 400 meter sprint. Later in life, his love of sports activities was handed all the way down to his sons and quite a few youth of which he coached in basketball, baseball, and soccer within the Tigerton and surrounding communities. Joel was greater than a coach; he was a job mannequin and mentor and his gamers have been like household to him.

Joel most lately labored at Homme Dwelling as the upkeep supervisor the place he liked spending time with the residents, his “Homme Honey’s”. Previously, he was self-employed the place he designed and put in stunning hardwood flooring. He was a real craftsman with a creative reward to show each undertaking into one thing distinctive and exquisite; he took nice satisfaction in including character to practical areas.

Joel’s sense of journey was magnetic. Whether or not competing in grueling Strongman competitions and Spartan Races along with his “Wolf Pack”, backpacking and tenting within the Porcupine Mountains or just having fun with a quiet reprieve on the pontoon along with his household and mates; he was creating recollections chalked stuffed with laughter, wisecracks, and happiness.

Joel was many issues to many individuals: coach, co-worker, pal, son, husband, and maybe most significantly, father. He was a person of many pursuits, and he actually shared his passions along with his family and friends. Whether or not it’s a searching buddy, gardening associate, connoisseur of specialty espresso or craft beers, Advocare coach, teammate, and a lot extra, Joel was devoted.

He was preceded in dying by his grandparents, Russell Wincentsen and Clifton and Dorothy Voltz; uncle, Timm Voltz; aunt, Marcia Hoffman; and grandparents-in-law, Roger Prey and Edwin Trzecinski.

Please be a part of household and mates on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, to honor Joel’s life. A Visitation will probably be held from 12Noon till 130pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Dwelling, Wittenberg with a celebration of life to comply with at Stars & Strikes Bar, Tigerton from 2pm-6pm. Please honor us in sharing fond recollections over a beer, simply the way in which Joel would have wished.

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then later, labored for the Metropolis of Wausau for a few years as a upkeep technician for the

Sewage and Remedy Division. He made mates simply and talked to everybody! Robert

lived life to the fullest. He liked spending time along with his grandchildren taking them to the

county festivals, automobile reveals, Friday fish frys, brat cookouts, watching NASCAR and spending

time up north the place he taught the boy’s and their mates to fish. He was happy with his household

and would do something for them. He made everybody who knew him snigger, in any respect the loopy

tales he shared.

Our household is grateful to know that Robert is lastly at peace.

A Non-public household memorial will probably be held to rejoice his life.