Luella Grosskreutz

Luella Grosskreutz, 104, Wausau, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mountain Terrace Senior Living under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Luella was born February 25, 1913 in the Town of Wein to Frank and Maria (Werner) Grosskreutz and raised by her step-father, Bernard Baesemann and Maria following Frank’s death. In her early years, she worked as a cook for many prominent families in Chicago often times traveling with them on their vacations. Returning to Wausau, Luella worked for St. Mary’s Hospital first as a cook and later in the medical records department before retiring after 28 years of dedication.

Luella was a woman with simple but strong convictions; she loved her God and she loved her family. Her love of God guided her throughout her life and she shared this love with family and friends. Luella dearly loved her nieces and nephews and their families, with each one knowing how special they were to her. She also enjoyed knitting and traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.

Luella is survived by her beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and step-father; brothers, Henry, Louis and Fred; and sisters, Helen and Alma.

The funeral service will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. Perry Pearson, Eric Nueske and Tanya Braund will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until the time of service at Helke Funeral Home. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

A heartfelt word of thanks goes to Dr. Mark Richetto; the staff of Mountain Terrance Senior Living and the nurses of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their compassion and kindness.

Richard C. Erdman

Richard C. Erdman, 78, of Wausau, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Weston under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Richard was born February 23, 1939, in Wausau, WI, son of the late Richard E. and Martha G. (Isburner) Erdman. He received his education at Trinity Lutheran School and later graduated from Wausau High School. Richard entered the United States Navy and was stationed at Charleston, SC until his discharge in 1962. He returned to Wausau where he met and later married Janet Flatter on October 10, 1964 at Grace United Church of Christ. They made their home all their married life in Wausau where he worked for Kraft Foods for 36 years until his retirement.

Richard was a loyal and honest man with a strong work ethic which he passed on to his children. He enjoyed spending time with his family downhill skiing, camping, and fishing with his son on Saturday mornings. He was a devoted Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan.

He was preceded in death by parents and wife Janet in 2016.

Richard is survived by a daughter Jill (Dr. Bradley) Maxfield of Waunkee, Wi, a son Paul (Jennifer) Erdman of Evergreen, CO, seven grandchildren; Andrew, Nicholas, Megan, Ethan, Alex, Riley and Sophie, and a sister Shirley Radant of Weston.

A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Rev. Phillip Schneider will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.
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Michael Dominic Stankowski

Michael Dominic Stankowski, age 66, of Greenville, Wisconsin, died at home on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Michael was born on April 11, 1951 in Wausau to Dominic and Marcella (Marsh-Kort) Stankowski. He attended UW Stevens Point and Fox Valley Tech. He married Char Gavinski on September 19, 1989. In 1990, Michael was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that left him disabled, but he never let that stop him from enjoying life. He loved hunting, fishing, swimming, and speed- whether in his boat or riding his motorcycle. Michael was always the center of any family gathering by entertaining and telling jokes or being the leader in mischief. He was larger than life itself and could charm anyone he came in contact with.

Michael is survived by his wife Char Stankowski of Greenville; children Nathan (Jennifer) Stankowski of Rothschild, Caroleann (Jack) Ohannessian of Salem, NH, and Libbe (Mark) Slavin of Kronenewetter; grandchildren Madison Stankowski, Jacob and Joseph Ohannessian, and Ella and Bode Slavin; father Dominic Stankowski of Weston; sister Jessica (Robert) O’Donnell of McFarland and special niece Hayley of Rhode Island; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marlene and Keith Kappel; brother in law Marvin Gavinski; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. It did not matter if you were family or not, he was always everyone’s uncle.

He is preceded in death by his mother Marcella Stankowski; paternal grandparents Frank and Julia Stankowski; and maternal grandparents Irene and Wallace Kort.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 6101 Zinser St., Weston. Visitation will take place from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, and again from 9:30 am until the time of services a the church on Tuesday.

Dorothy M. Kunze

Dorothy Mae Prahl Kunze, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Weston, WI.

She was born April 22, 1929, daughter of Paul and Esther (Poeske) Prahl. She was baptized on June 3, 1929 and confirmed on May 16, 1943 at St. John Lutheran Church, town of Easton.

She married David Kunze on November 3, 1951. Together they purchased Sunset Grocery, corner of Highway Z and J in 1958. After David passed away on June 18, 1963, she and her five children operated the Sunset Store for 16 years. She then worked at Sunnyvale Infirmary and Mount View Care Nursing Home as a nursing assistant for 20 years.

Dorothy loved her Lord. She was very active in her church. She was a member of St. John’s Ladies Aid, Senior Club, Adult Fellowship and Luther Women’s Missionary League.
Dorothy vacationed in most states of the USA including seven trips to Alaska, and also traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. She would talk about how she has “dipped her toes” in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Mediterranean Sea, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and many local rivers and creeks.

Her young life was spent as a farm girl, and she brought up her children in the Christian faith. She said many times how blessed her life was. She is survived by four children, Diane Schlund, Sharon (Frederick) Borchardt, and Lyle (Lana) Kunze, all of Wausau, Steven (Carol) Kunze, Ringle; 16 grandchildren;41 great-grandchildren and one sister, Darlene (Earl) Ramthun of Wausau. Dorothy is further survived by her sister-in-law’s, Adeline Prahl and Jan Kunze, both of Weston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant twin brothers, brother’s Norman and Harvey Prahl as well as her daughter Lynn Mulvania, and son-in-law John Mulvania.

Services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, E10723 Highway Z, Wausau. Her grandson Reverend Seth Kunze will officiate. A visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 with a prayer service to be held at 7:00 p.m. and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. John Building Fund.

Mary Holloman

Mary K. Holloman, 91, Wausau died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.
She was born January 28, 1926 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Guy W. and Mabel (Marceille) Holloman.

Mary was a graduate of the College of Immaculata in Chicago. She later went to work for Wisconsin Box in Wausau as a bookkeeper/secretary for 27 years. Traveling and taking an occasional trip to the casino were some of her favorite pastimes.

Survivors include her sister, Jane (Don) Shampine-Sandberg, Wausau, her nieces, Elizabeth Ann (Joseph) Gagliano, Milwaukee and Kathleen M. (Bryant) Calmes, Wausau, one nephew, Brody Sandberg, Wausau, and several great nieces and great nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Holloman, one nephew, Jason Sandberg and two nieces, Pamela Gomez and Suzanne Shampine.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. The Rev. William Grevatch will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Wednesday from Noon until the time of services all at the Sixth Street funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Joyce A. Szuminski

Joyce A. Szuminski, 81, formerly of Marathon, died Monday, April 24, 2017 in Menomonee Falls.

She was born April 3, 1936, in Marathon, daughter of the late Oscar and Anna (Wadzinski) Kienbaum. On October 3, 1959, she married Edwin P. Szuminski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel. He preceded her in death December 7, 2011.

Joyce worked at St. Regis Paper Company and also as a nurses aide at Northwest Health Care Center in Milwaukee. After Edwin’s death, Joyce moved back to Menomonee Falls to be closer to family. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed crocheting, playing solitaire, decorating for the holidays and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed helping at Color Vision and the St. Anthony Spirituality Center while living in Marathon.

Survivors include two children, Donna (Bob) Makowski and Perry (Paulette) Szuminski, both of Menomonee Falls, five grandchildren, Elizabeth Blader, Monica (Kevin) Buyatt, Rebecca Makowski, Jessica Szuminski and Nathan Szuminski; four great-grandchildren; Jack, Sadi, Chase and Tanner; three siblings, Jeanette (Don) Wagner, Marshfield, Richard (Elaine) Kienbaum, Waupaca and LeRoy Kienbaum, Rothschild; brother-in-law, Sylvian (Gloria) Szuminksi, Hancock; two sisters-in-law, Jolanta (Frank) Jagodzinksi, Edgar and Virginia Szuminski, Marathon; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Cassel. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. There will be a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Anthony Spirituality Center, 300 E. 4th Street, Marathon, WI 54448.

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Floyd Edward Braun

Floyd Edward Braun, 88, lifelong resident of Athens, died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017.

He was born February 16, 1929, the second of five children born to Edward and Celia (Weix) Braun. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School and Athens High School followed by collegiate education at St. John’s University, Minnesota. It was from these experiences that Floyd’s deep faith was firmly formed and became a template for a life well lived.
On April 24, 1954, he married Sophie Hart. They made their home in Athens where Floyd and his brother, David, owned and operated the former Braun Sales and Service Ford dealership.

Floyd was passionate about many things including the way he served his community. He acted as a Volunteer Firefighter in Athens for 43 years, was an active member of the Athens Village Board in various positions for 16 years, and also dedicated his time as a member of the Athens Cemetery Association.

Floyd was also an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, part of many hunting and fishing crews which included his nephews and cousins of the extended Braun family. He particularly enjoyed goose and pheasant hunting. After retirement from his business he and Sophie traveled the country in their RV and spent several winters in Arizona and Texas.

Survivors include his loving wife of almost 63 years, Sophie; his daughter Anne Marie (Patrick Hernandez) Braun of Wauwatosa; four siblings, David Braun of Stevens Point, Roger (Mary) Braun of Milwaukee, Margaret (Roger) King of Green Bay and Paul (Janet) Braun of Janesville; brothers and sisters-in-law Mildred Hart of Athens, Leona Hart of Wittenberg, Ray (Kathy) Hart of Ames, Iowa and Rose (Jerry) Edwards of Green Valley, Arizona. Additionally Floyd is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Edward John; brother, Father Michael Braun; sisters-in-law Leona Braun, Sister Mary Bertilia Hart, Anne Kwiecinski, Agnes Hoth, Frances Albrecht, Adeline Hart, and Pat Hart; brothers-in-law Joe Hart, John Hart, Matt Kwiecinski, Doug Albaugh, George Hoth, Adrian Albrecht, Ed Hart, and Greg Hart.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens from 10 am til Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon, presided by Father George Graham. Lunch to follow Mass. Concluding this celebration of Floyd’s life will be final interment at the Edward and Celia Braun family plot at Calvary Cemetery in Athens.

“For you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Marion R. Jakubowski

Marion R. Jakubowski, 90, Wausau, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Benedictine Living Community, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
She was born August 15, 1926 in Rozellville, Wis., the 6th of 16 children born to the late Louis and Agnes (Gemski) Kraus.

Marion was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, bingo, and especially being with her large family and friends, watching her grandson Brian’s stock car races and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include, one son, Claude (Judy) Paszek, Wausau; one daughter, Louise Goretski, Plover; five grandchildren, Paula (John) Gavinski, Bevent, Brian (Andrea) Paszek, Arizona, Leann Ninabuck, Edgar, Kirk Goretski, Sun Prairie and Chad Goretski, Plover; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes Rehlinger, Virginia Stauber and Marilyn (Richard) Wagner, all of Marshfield; five brothers, Louis (Dorothy) Kraus, Wausau, Jerry (Jean) Kraus, Marshfield, Tom (Margaret) Kraus, Marshfield, Jim (Irene) Kraus, Janesville and Ken (Mary) Kraus, Stratford; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Norbert Paszek and Anthony Jakubowski; four sisters, Lorraine (Martin) Mancl, Margaret (Emil) Oertel, Laverne (Jack) Fahey and Annita (Roland Hupe & Dale Pokallus); three brothers, Edward (Emma) Kraus, Charles Kraus and Leroy (Anita) Kraus; and two brothers-in-law, Ronald Rehlinger and Roman Stauber Sr.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon on Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Entombment will be in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

We would like to thank the staff at Benedictine Living Community for years of tender loving care, especially with mom’s end of life needs, and those family members who helped us by sitting with her on her journey. Also, a special thanks to the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for all your help and compassion.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Eleanor J. Seim

Eleanor J. Seim, 93, Wausau, died Sunday April 23, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1924, in the town of Bevent, daughter of the late Marcel and Martha (Dombeck) Gruna. On Thanksgiving Day, November 20, 1941, she married Leonard J. Seim in Wausau. He preceded her in death January 9, 2002.

Eleanor was a volunteer at Colonial Manor Nursing Home where she spent over 40 years helping in various capacities. A longtime member of St. Michael Parish, she also spent much time volunteering for different activities there. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, sitting outside visiting with neighbors and friends. She loved spending time at their cottage up north and was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Seim, Schofield, Bill (Joan) Seim, Austin, Texas, Bob (Julie) Seim, Schofield, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one great great grandson and her twin sister, Florence Stratton, Detroit, Michigan.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandchild, two great grandchildren, two brothers, Conrad and Norbert Gruna and four sisters, Madeline Pergalski, Cecelia Boerner, Marian Kroening and Adeline Tuskowski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Weds. April 26, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. William Grevatch and Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Entombment will be in Holy Angels Mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Hospital and to the in-home care providers, Shirley and Lisa, for the wonderful care and support shown to Eleanor and her family.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Merna F. Kleman

Merna F. Kleman, 72, Schofield, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at University Hospital, Madison surrounded by her family.

She was born July 15, 1944 in Wausau, daughter of the late Delbert and Marion (Gavitt) Sickler. Delbert passed away when Merna was young and Marion married Orville Richter who was an important father figure in her life. On October 26, 1962 she married David Kleman in Wausau. He survives.

Merna worked at Marathon Electric for many years. She enjoyed music, dancing, her plants, going to breakfast and socializing with her many friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, an occasional trip to the casino and above all time spent with her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include her husband, David Kleman, Schofield; sons, Randy (Holly) Kleman, Seymour, Indiana and Rick (JoAnn) Kleman, Kronenwetter; grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Kleman, Seymour, Indiana, Austin, Nicole, Ian and Noah Kleman, Kronenwetter, siblings, Donna (David) Skrzypchak, Schofield, Joan (Sid Hunter) Sickler, Sterling, Alaska, Loren Sickler, Wausau, Cheryl (Jim) Buttke, Rib Mountain and Shelia (Jim) Rebernick, Kronenwetter, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Michael and step-father, Orville Richter.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1351 S. Grand Avenue, Schofield. Rev. Jeffrey P. Mahnke will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church and again on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Daniel R Kurth

Daniel R. Kurth of Wausau died on the afternoon of Monday, April 24, at Mount View Care Center. Dan was born November 29, 1944 to Erich and Arletta (Manney) Kurth in Wausau, the second of four sons.

He grew up on the family farm in the Town of Hewitt and attended a one room country school, and went on to graduate from Wausau High School in 1962. A month after graduation, at age 17, Dan was a US Marine recruit headed to boot camp in San Diego. He served his years in the marines with honor, stationed aboard the USS Bexar in 1964 and 65.?On September 4, 1965, Dan married Polly Buss in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. He worked for Wausau Papers and then, in 1973, they bought a farm in the Town of Hewitt where they farmed and raised their children. D

an was always a hard worker and after leaving the farm in the late 1980s he held a number of different jobs. More importantly, he was a fundamentally decent person with a fine sense of humor and enviable calmness and courage in the face of adversity. His last months were difficult, but as frustrated as he became with the difficulty of breathing, he never showed self-pity.

Dan loved his family and friends and was a modest person, generous with his time, ability and humor.

He is survived by his wife Polly and children: Julie Gates (husband Scott) of Haslett Michigan, Todd Kurth, of the town of Hewitt, and Victoria Koskey (husband Keith) of the town of Hewitt, together with three grandchildren: Chris Gates, Haylee Koskey, and Emilee Koskey. He also leaves behind two brothers, Thomas (wife Diane) of Fall Creek, Wisconsin and James (wife Lynn) of Wausau, as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Scott.

The family invites you to share in a celebration of life on Saturday, April 29th between 2pm-6pm at Homestead Inn. (8507 State Hwy. 52, Wausau, WI)?Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society assisting family at this time. On line condolences can be made at

Michael Myron Borth

Michael Myron Borth, 54, Kronenwetter, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born July 19, 1962 in Wausau, WI to Myron and Judith (Scheel) Borth.

Mike was an avid hunter, fisher, trapper, and outdoorsman. He enjoyed his landscaping job and any time he could spend outdoors made him happy. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, as well as cutting wood, collecting maple sap, and planting his garden.

Survivors include his mother, Judy Borth; two sons Matthew (Krista) Borth, and Daniel (Ashley) Borth; and 4 grandchildren, Jayden, Wynter, Ely and Kallie. He is preceded in death by his father Myron Borth and his brother, Steve Borth.

Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Christ Community Church, 8100 Alderson St., Weston. Visitation will be held at the church from 2pm until the time of the services. Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. On line condolences can be made at

Lois A Hildebrandt

Lois Hildebrandt, 89, passed away April 20, 2017 at home under hospice care.  She was born February 9, 1928 in Merrill to the late August and Juanita Hassel.

She is survived by five daughters, Diane (Lon) Waldinger, Wausau, Dawn Liebers, Schofield, Jane (Gary Roeder) Hildebrandt, Brokaw, Jodee Hildebrandt, Brokaw, Mary Hildebrandt, Schofield, one son Mark (Pamela) Hildebrandt, Mosinee, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one sister, Charlotte, Vinciquerra, Pennsgrove, NJ, one brother, Rolland Hassel, Spanaway, WA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray and one sister Joyce Proft, Merrill.

At Lois’s request no services will be held.

Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time.  Online condolences can be made at

William Floyd Zortman

William Floyd Zortman, 78, of Merrill passed away peacefully at Pine Crest Nursing Home on April 20, 2017.  He was born in Merrill on July 31, 1938 to Floyd and Selma (Mittlesteadt) Zortman.

On June 7, 1958, he married Nona Schmidt.

Bill worked at J.W. Perry Co. and Northern Door Corp. He started his own business, Bill and Nona’s 6th Ward Floral.  After 48 years, he retired from the business in July of 2012.

Bill was President of the 6th Ward Business Association, an Institutional Representative for Boy Scout Troop 303 of Jefferson School, served on the Merrill Senior High School committee for the class of ’57, and received an honorable discharge from his service in the National Guard.

Bill took joy in traveling, especially taking cruises.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling. During the winter, he liked to watch the birds and put together jig saw puzzles.

Bill was most happy in the presence of his family. He played an active role in raising his two ?grandchildren and especially loved spending time with his three great-grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife Nona of 58 years.  His daughters Kerry Zortman, Amy (Scott) Tomczik, two grandchildren Michael (Vanessa) Wiederhoeft, Eric (Amber) Lokemoen, three great-grandchildren Caleb Wiederhoeft, Eli Wiederhoeft, Kennedy Lokemoen, three sisters Carol Osness, Bonnie (Gordon) Wiesmann, Patricia (Dale) Zuelsdorff, sister-in-law Joan (Robert) Hartson, special nephew Robert (Christine) Hartson, great-nephew R.T. Hartson, great-niece Ellie Hartson, along with other nephews and nieces.?He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Cynthia Zortman and one brother-in-law Allen Osness.

Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 with Visitation at 9:30 a.m. until the time of Service at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Ken Albers will be officiating.  John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time.

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