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Milestones: Obituaries, March 10-14

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Yvonne Henning

  • March 12, 2017
  • Wausau, Wisconsin
Yvonne (Vonnie) A. Henning, 72, of Wausau, passed away March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family at Aspirus Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Yvonne was born on February 25, 1945 to the late Herbert and Charlotte (Parker) Peterson in the Town of Wheaton, WI. She attended school in Chippewa Falls, WI. She graduated from UW Stout where she met and fell in love with her spouse of 50 years, Robert Henning.
She and Robert exchanged vows on May 7, 1966 at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, WI. Yvonne is survived by husband, Robert Henning; three daughters, Laura (Thomas) Olson of Otsego, MN, Elizabeth (Joseph) Burish of South Elgin, IL, and Amy Henning of Algoma, WI; grandchildren, Emma and Hannah Olson of Otsego, MN, and Matt Burish of Wausau, WI; sister, Joyce (Gene) Glaser of Colfax, WI; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Yvonne worked in the Wausau School District as Educational Support Personnel starting in 1984 and retired in 2010. She later served as a member of the Wausau School Board to continue her passion for education and making a difference in her community. She was active in the Rib Mountain Lions Club, AAUW, and the Democratic Party of Marathon County. She held leadership positions in local, state, and national educational associations. Yvonne was an active member of many volunteer and charitable organizations. Another of her passions was her work and fellowship in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wausau. In addition to her volunteering, she loved to bake and knit.
Funeral services for Yvonne will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI with Rev. Dr. Niveen Sarras officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the church from 4 to 7 pm and again on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:30 am until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AAUW Educational Fund or the Crossway Camping Ministries.
The family would like to especially thank the entire staff of the Aspirus Cancer Center.
Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wausau is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.brainardfuneral.com

Erin Black
  • May 17, 1988 – March 10, 2017
  • Wausau, Wisconsin

Erin was born on May 17, 1988 and passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. Erin was a resident of Wausau, Wisconsin at the time of her passing. She was a graduate of Wausau West High School.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 18 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church 5100 Hummingbird Rd Wausau. Reverend Rob Love will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Helke Funeral Home 302 Spruce St. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Please share your memories of Erin on our website; helke.com.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Erin’s charity of choice; Jojo’s Jungle jojosjungle.org an all inclusive playground being built in Wausau at JoJo’s Jungle Fund CO The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin 500 First St. Suite 2600 Wausau WI 54403 or any of the charities listed above.


Eleanore Feltz

  • March 13, 2017
  • Wausau, Wisconsin

Eleanore R. Feltz was born on December 18, 1927 and was graciously adopted into the loving family of John and Margaret Kreidler of Fond du Lac, WI. Her time in Fond du Lac was limited; the depression forced the family to move to Fenwood, WI. She spent 16 years there with her family, attending school and farming. After a tornado hit the farm and destroyed the barn, the family again was facing a forced move due to the short supply of lumber because of the war. Eleanore moved yet again with her family to Wausau. This is where she has made her home ever since and where she met and married her husband Leonard on June 12, 1946.

Eleanore was a homemaker during her children’s younger years and then she went to work for the A & P Mart, where she stayed for 16 years until it closed. She then found work at the Health Care Center as a cook. She was there for 10 years before she chose to retire. Her retirement brought her full circle and back to being a homemaker which she dearly loved. Her retirement was spent doing some light travel to visit kids and grandkids in Colorado and Madison, WI, she was also able to play cards and do some backyard bird watching.

She is survived by her 4 sons, Gordon of Wausau, Kenneth (Linda) of Denver, Colorado, Thomas of Wausau, and Michael (Renee) of Mequon. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Joel) Szablewski of Wausau, Jason Taylor of Madison, Sarah Feltz of Denver, Colorado, and Nicholas, Isabella and Luke Feltz of Mequon, along with 2 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard and daughter Sharon.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 700 W Bridge St, Wausau. The Rev. Nate Kuhn will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House, 520 N. 32nd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401.

Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com

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