Wausau area obituaries January 18, 2023

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

Sue Sabatke

Sue Sabatke, of Wausau, handed away peacefully on January 7, 2023 on the age of 75 after a brave battle with most cancers.  She was born to the late Fred and Elaine (Sanders) Galoff.  

Sue was identified for her infectious smile, heat character and her variety compassionate spirit.  She was a superb listener and had a particular means of bringing everybody collectively.  She liked spending time on her porch swing, hen watching, enjoying playing cards, placing jigsaw puzzles collectively, going bowling, watching the Milwaukee Brewers and the Recreation Present Community.

She shall be missed by her grandchildren with whom she spent numerous hours’ pushing on the swing, recreation enjoying, park hopping and zoo going. They may miss the tenting journeys, fireplace pit conversations and studying about nature.

She was a loving spouse of 35 years, to Keith Sabatke. Daughter in regulation to Shirly Sabatke and the late Clifford Sabatke.  Devoted mom to Becky (Steve) Gebhart, Shawn (Sarah) Sabatke, Nicole Liss, Jacob Sabatke, and Timothy Liss; Treasured grandmother to Ethan, Peyton, Brittany, Austin, Tanner, Isabelle, Tarissa, Amicus and Laeton; Nice grandmother to Rosalie.

Left with a long time of fond recollections are her siblings Jan (Frito) Leary, Wendy Galoff, LuAnn Steger, Yvonne (Pat) Woller and niece Laura (Greg) Pavlik.

Visitation shall be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11:30 am to three:30 pm at Helke Funeral Residence 302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials could be made to Sue’s household that shall be designated at a later date. 

Mark R. Nowak

Mark R. Nowak, 66, of Merrill handed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Mark was born October 18, 1956 in Wausau to the late Robert L. and Eveline (Glatczak) Nowak. He attended Wausau West Excessive College, after which he enlisted within the Military Nationwide Guard. Mark labored at Marathon Electrical (Regal Beloit) for over 30 years, after retiring, he drove bus inside Merrill college district. He loved the outside, particularly fishing. Mark was additionally an avid fan of the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers. He was identified for being the comic of any event, together with his loud and boisterous character. We’ll all miss his variety and loving coronary heart.

Survivors embody his 5 sons; Robert J. (Jennifer) Nowak, Timothy (Kimberly Nowak, Brian (Lindsey) Nowak, Jeremiah (Erin) Nowak, and Lance (Jessica) Nowak; two step-daughters Naomi Watson-Dye and Michelle Watson-Dye; 5 siblings Barbara Tesch, Dorene “Dee” (John) DeLaporte, Patrick (Linda) Nowak, Bobbi Rose Foster and Kim McTavish; twenty 5 grandchildren and one nice grandchild. 

Mark was preceded in loss of life by his mother and father, spouse, Carla Bennett-Nowak, brothers-in-law, Lance Tesch and David Foster and his finest pal, Lee Miller.

Visitation shall be Friday, January 20, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. at Helke Funeral Residence, 302 Spruce Road, Wausau. There shall be a prayer service starting at 5:00 p.m. adopted by navy honors.

Richard J. Golomski

Richard John Golomski, age 66, of Wausau entered everlasting life on the Veterans Residence in King, WI on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Richard was born on October 3, 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Chester and Valeria (Lenard) Golomski.  After graduating from highschool, Richard went on to serve his nation honorably in the USA Military.  Whereas he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, he took half within the rodeo. All through his years of employment he held a number of jobs that included the operation and upkeep of huge vans. His life included the love of looking and fishing adventures, later he loved portray, woodworking and refinishing furnishings.

Survivors embody his sister Mary (Bob) Steif, brother Mark (Tammi Wiedman), son Adam, daughters Aymee and Alicia;   3 grandchildren, 4 nephews and a pair of nieces.

Funeral Service shall be held at 10:00 am at Helke Funeral Residence, 302 Spruce Road, Wausau on Monday, January 23, 2023.  Visitation will happen from 9:00 am till the time of service. This shall be adopted by navy honors. Burial will happen at Restlawn Memorial Park.

The household wish to thank the workers at King Veterans Residence for his or her variety and loving look after Rick the place he felt like household and referred to as it his house.

In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be directed to The Mission; SLH. Bridge St. Wausau 54401

Rachel M. Kubisiak

Rachel M. Kubisiak, 93, of Wausau handed away January 13, 2023 at Aspirus Hospice Home. Rachel was born August 16, 1929 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, daughter of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Stelzer) Hamm.

On October 7, 1950 she married Richard Kubisiak in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rachel labored as a gross sales affiliate for HC Prange/Younkers Firm for twenty-four years. In 1984 Rachel and Richard opened Kubisiak’s Cheese Cottage, working the enterprise for 12 years, retiring in 1996. After retirement Rachel volunteered at Benedictine Dwelling Neighborhood in Wausau. She was a member of Catholic Ladies’s Membership and the Fatima Council at St. Anne parish.

Survivors embody her 5 youngsters, Barbara Amsrud (Larry Welsh) Wausau; Bonnie (Mark) Schroeder, Winter; Leonarda (Mike) Heilmann, Kronenwetter; Gerard (Donna) Kubisiak, Galloway OH; Charles (Kelly) Kubisiak, Wausau; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is additional survived by two brothers, Leroy Hamm of Wisconsin Rapids and Harvey Hamm of Hattiesburg, MS. Rachel was preceded in loss of life by her mother and father, toddler brother, husband Richard and one grandson.

Funeral providers shall be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 27th at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Wausau with Father Tom Lindner officiating. Visitation shall be held from 11:30 A.M. till 12:45 at church. Burial will happen at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be despatched to Brainard Funeral Residence.

Rachel’s household wish to thank your entire workers at Aspirus Hospice Home. Your fantastic care and the compassion you confirmed Mother throughout her time with you is past phrases.

Brainard Funeral House is helping the household with preparations.

Ronald Kleppen

Ronald “Ron” Kleppen, 78, went to be together with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at house surrounded by his household. 

Ron was born on October 25, 1944 in Sheboygan, son of the late Melvin and Genevieve (Becker) Kleppen. He was a graduate of Brillion Excessive College  in 1962. After his commencement he enlisted in the USA Marine Corps serving as a Rifleman and a loyal Marine for all of this life. Whereas within the service he started writing to Sally Pittman. They had been married February 12, 1966. Ron labored  for the U.S. Postal Service for 44 years earlier than retiring in 2008. He loved wooden working, cribbage, the Packers, the Brewers and doing initiatives round house. He particularly loved time together with his household and located pleasure and luxury in his religion. 

Ron was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. 

He’s survived by his spouse of almost 57 years Sally and their two daughters, Jamie (Lenny) Kersten and Amy (Clint) Vonheeder, and grandchildren: Matthew and Noah Kersten, Emily and Macy Babb and Kody Pregont. Ron additionally leaves his siblings: Dennis (Gail) Kleppen, June Balliew, Steve (Edie) Kleppen, Janine (Gary) Propson, Mike Kleppen, Jodi (Francis Jr.) Lenz. He additionally leaves quite a few nieces, nephews, prolonged household and associates. Ron is preceded in loss of life by his mother and father, In-laws Norman and LaVerne Pittman, grandchildren, Kelsey and Kaitlin Kleppen and brother-in-law Tom Balliew. 

Visitation shall be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Road, Weston from 9 AM – 11 AM. A service will observe at 11 AM. Burial shall be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Brainard Funeral Residence has been entrusted with preparations. 

Daterrius A. Coleman

Daterrius Andre Coleman, identified to everybody as Dee, handed away on the younger age of 19 years outdated on December 26, 2022.

Dee was born in West Helena, Arkansas on March 23, 2003 to Arthur Coleman and Latricia Nelson. When Dee was 4 years outdated, he and his dad moved to Wausau, Wisconsin the place he grew up. Dee was part of the D. C. Everest soccer staff and transitioned to Wausau West soccer staff.

Dee loved enjoying soccer,  understanding within the college health club, sidewalks and parking tons or wherever. He liked being round his 300+ associates which he thought-about his household. Whether or not it was hanging round a bon fireplace, laying on the hood of vehicles watching the celebrities, deep talks, enjoying video video games, going up north to associates cabins, or fishing on the lakes and rivers of Wisconsin and watching sunsets, Dee all the time introduced laughter wherever he went. He had a contagious smile and the funniest, real laughter. He was charming and charismatic together with his goofball humorousness. He wouldn’t enable anybody to be bullied. He liked to bounce wherever. He liked house cooked meals and cookouts together with his household and associates. He liked selecting up his little brother and his a number of little cousins, nieces, and newphews.

Dee had an enormous coronary heart for everybody in his household to incorporate his father, mom, Granny, Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, step brothers, step sister, and large and little cousins with everybody’s important different. Dee had an infectious spirit about him that shall be an enormous loss to so many.

Dee’s Celebration of Life shall be catered by Lee’s Rooster at Weston Lanes in Schofield, WI within the Mountain Bay Corridor on Thursday,  January 19, 2023 from 12:00pm to three:00pm. Everybody who knew Dee is welcomed to return. 

Dee’s wake shall be held Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Brown’s Residence for Funerals in Helena, Arkansas. His funeral shall be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:00pm. 

Dee taught us all one thing…

Daddy says he loves you Dee and also you’re all the time #1.

Linda M. Rhowmine

Linda M. Rhowmine, 69, of Wausau, handed away at house, on Monday, January 16, 2023, after a seven-year battle with Stage IV most cancers.

She was born to the late James and Evelyn (Koch) Anger on October 10, 1953 in Massive Rapids, Michigan.  She married Ark Rhowmine on April 3, 2013 in Wausau.  She labored for over 10 years at Marshfield Clinic as a managed care coordinator.  Linda liked her household and loved being a spouse, mom, and grandmother.  She was very energetic as a Geese Limitless committee member and was a member of Holy Title of Jesus Parish in Wausau.

Survivors embody her husband, Ark Rhowmine; daughter, Heidi (Russell) Parker of Alabama; son, Jim Stephan of Wyoming; three step-children, Brenda Rhowmine, Mark (Ivory) Rhowmine, and Laura Rhowmine, all of Alaska; grandchildren, Alexis Stephan, Addison Stephan, Breanna Parker, and Bryan Parker; step-grandchildren, Zephon, Isabelle, and Emilia Rhowmine; great-grandchild, Braxton Hutto; and nieces, nephews, different family, and associates.

The funeral Mass shall be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Holy Title of Jesus Parish, 1104 South ninth Avenue, Wausau, with Rev. Samuel Martin presiding.  Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. till the time of service on the church.  Personal burial will happen at a later date.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

Memorials are most well-liked to the Marshfield Clinic Well being System Basis in help of most cancers care and analysis.  https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/giving/most cancers

Gary L. Zastrow


Born June 15 1946

Died January 15, 2023

Gary lived the lifetime of an adventurer usually with out ever leaving his hometown. He liked the act of discovery. He was all the time prepared to take dangers—and all the time was following a brand new dream. He turned his goals into adventures and experiences, many with tales that can certainly outlive him. He was a builder and salesman by career, however a champion of the human spirit by default. He was a optimistic one that all the time sought methods to unravel issues and discover the “good” in any state of affairs. He really had the persistence of a saint and the soul of an angel.

It’s with nice disappointment, that Nan broadcasts the loss of life of her husband, Gary. (The most effective factor that ever occurred to me in my life!).  As a husband and father, he was extra than simply current. By Gary’s married life, he and his spouse, Nan (Nancy), rode the adventures of their goals collectively. Alongside the way in which there have been ups and downs, tragedies and triumphs—all part of the human expertise. They had been married June 17, 1967, in Wausau. Their first youngster, Jalane, was born in 1970 with particular wants. A son, Chad, was born in 1971—and unknowingly created a fair larger chapter of experiences that formed the particular person Gary turned.

Gary served his nation as a veteran of the Military Nationwide Guards with the 632nd division. Throughout his seven-year enlistment, he was referred to as up for the riots on the Madison campus usually dealing with his fellow schoolmates. Gary started his profession in development when he labored for Schuette Builders Firms within the 1970’s. His job took him from Newnan, Georgia the place a brand new manufacturing facility was constructed and to Alaska the place modular lodge models had been being constructed. Residence development was in his blood since his childhood, when he realized the carpenter craft from his father. This basis gave him the urge to construct “spec” houses within the Wausau space from the 1990’s to 2009. Many he lived in after which he would promote and construct one other. In a chunk of uncooked wooden, he noticed the great thing about the grain. In a plot of vacant land, he noticed nature wrapped round his sanctuary. And, within the design of a house, he visualized a spot he liked to go house to.   

Following his early goals Gary determined to purchase a passion farm. His father, the late Herbert Zastrow, turned his pal and companion within the passion enterprise that advanced from elevating polled Herfords to a full herd of dairy cows. Within the late 1980’s he gave up his passion of 17 years, because of the struggling farming business and excessive rates of interest that pressured the “little” guys to fold. Along with his passion farming, he labored full-time. The housing market additionally was in hassle and his profession took him to brighter beginnings as an outdoor industrial salesman for Crescent Electrical for the subsequent 16 years.

Gary’s entrepreneurship was various. He was a Constructing Inspector for the City of Stettin from the late Nineteen Seventies by way of the Nineteen Eighties. At one level, he bought flavored popcorn merchandising machines, to put across the Wausau space; however the firm went bankrupt earlier than they had been ever delivered.  And, in fact, his love of development within the 1990’s, took him by way of the journey of constructing spec houses till the market crashed in 2009.

However essentially the most notable change in careers was his midlife profession change to turn out to be an actual property agent in 2001. When others his age had been speaking retirement, Gary began an entire new profession in serving to different individuals observe their goals. As a realtor for Coldwell Banker Motion, Schofield, he created a following of people that sought the imaginative and prescient he had greater than as soon as by way of the years—house possession.

In 1993, Chad Zastrow, the son of Gary and Nan died on the age of 21 because of suicide. It was a devastating blow that turned Gary and Nan’s life into a brand new mission. Collectively, they based Wings—a Grief Training Ministry™ that turned their imaginative and prescient of hope for the bereaved. Starting in 1993, Gary and Nan served the group with workshops, displays, help teams, and HOPE. This was the best legacy they might give to the group in honor of their son.

Everybody who knew Gary appeared to radiate to him. Phrases to explain his character can be: undeniably persistence, common sense smart, problem-solver, sincere to the core, reliable, nice humorousness, loyal-loving husband, compassionate, mind-your-own enterprise, and a loyal pal. Raised with a powerful German/Polish heritage, work ethics had been sturdy, and retirement didn’t appear to be an possibility. All the time able to study one thing new, in 2018 Gary volunteered to proceed his training about mediation and turn out to be a volunteer mediator for Judicare.

Gary was an solely youngster, the son of Herbert and Lucille Zastrow, City of Stettin.  He was preceded in loss of life by his son, Chad E. Zastrow. He’s survived by: by his spouse, Nancy; daughter Jalane. Nan’s sister, Sally Johnson (Clarence/Ole) Wausau, and brother, Tom Bentz (Karen), Venice FL.  Additionally, by a liked niece, Jennifer Johnson-Mroczenski (Glenn), Paige Sedlar and Dustin Sedlar.

He shall be missed past phrases by his spouse of 55 years, Nan Zastrow. She described him as her rock and like her son, Chad, who impressed their life, Gary was the “wind beneath her wings.” He inspired her goals of constructing their non-profit seen and reachable for anybody who wanted it. They had been each skilled volunteers who served from the guts to assist others. Within the a few years of working and companioning the bereaved, Nan all the time admitted that shedding a lifetime, loving partner is the best lack of all.  Nan acknowledges that Gary’s affect on her life will proceed as his spirit shall be along with her all the time. Love by no means dies!

Funeral providers shall be held at Midday, Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau.  The Rev. Jim Mayland will officiate.  Personal household burial shall be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation shall be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. till the time of providers all on the church.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Residence, Wausau is accountable for preparations.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

John J. Freudigmann

John J Freudigmann Born on March 10, 1938; born to everlasting life on January 18, 2023.

John, age 84, of Greenwood, WI (and Aransas Move, TX) died of most cancers peacefully on January 18, 2023 at Marshfield Medical Heart – Marshfield, WI.

John grew up in Milwaukee, WI the place he attended West Division Excessive College. He served a 4-year sheet metallic apprenticeship and was a journeyman serving numerous union retailers/contractors by way of the Sheet Steel Staff Union Native 18 for over 30 years. He was a proud union member.

John loved looking, fishing, entice capturing, vintage vehicles and spending winters in Texas. He was a member of the Neillsville Gun Membership and Tri-County Vintage Auto Membership.

John had the extraordinary expertise for speaking with everybody and anybody. He was an excellent conversationalist. It had been mentioned that he might discuss to a fence submit.

He’s survived by Eleanor, his spouse, of 64 years. Additionally survived by his son, John G. (Barbara), grandson Jason (Allison), grandson Curtis (Kaelee) and granddaughter Kari Jo (Maryann). Additional survived by three nice grandsons – Carter, Hayes and Landon.

He was preceded in loss of life by his daughter Susan Lane.

The household wish to thank Marshfield Medical Heart, particularly the implausible 8 North nursing workers and docs for his or her glorious care and compassion, together with Dr Isaac Yeboah and his workers.

The household is planning a celebration of John’s life in the summertime.

In John’s honor, a donation to the Greenwood/Willard Space Meals Pantry c/o Missionary Baptist Church; 302 N Principal Road, Greenwood, WI 54437, can be tremendously appreciated.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is helping household at the moment.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at MWCS.WS