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Shirley was born on December 30, 1923 in Wausau, to the late Emil and Lena (Petzold) Ziebell. She married Walter Riedl on July 15, 1950. Together they shared 65 years of marriage.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ellen Ziebell (Michael Tatman); two grandsons, Chad Ziebell and Shawn (Molly) Ziebell; and four great-grandchildren, Leah, Noah, Asher, and Rachel Ziebell. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Lena; sister, Ruth; and brother, Richard.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7 at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 N 6th St, Wausau. Rev. Steven K. Gjerde will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to her living angel, Leah.
Margaret “Marge” Ann Kniess
Margaret “Marge” Ann Kniess, 74, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Marge was born on June 6, 1943 to the late Edwin and Mabel (Wendt) Wegner. She married Roger Kniess on August 17, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Berlin. Together, they shared 53 years of marriage.
Marge was employed with the Fromm Brothers Farm in Hamburg, the Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Merrill, and at Marathon County Courthouse. She loved traveling; a special memory will be the 12-day Alaska vacation taken in 2012. She loved her Polka music. She was a member of the Central WI Polka Club, even taking Polka bus trips. Her hobbies included baking cut-out Christmas cookies, crocheting, knitting, ceramics, and visiting nurseries to tend to plants. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed singing – especially on Easter Sunday. Marge loved spending time with her family and friends more than words can express.
She is survived by her husband, Roger, Wausau; children, Jerry (Shannon) Kniess, Wausau; Julie (John) Drake, Johnson Creek; and Jason (Peggy) Kniess, Rib Mountain; five grandchildren, Brittany and Brenton, Macey, Hunter, and Mateo; three step-grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, and Justin Drake; two step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Astrid Wegner; brother-in-law Richard Hagedorn; and sister-in-law Jelvadine (Gerald) Dalum; along with several nieces and nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in-law Herman and Hilda Kniess; and siblings Harry Wegner, Delores Hagedorn, and Franklin Wegner.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church, 2822 North 6th Street, Wausau. Rev. Jeffery Mahnke will officiate. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Town of Hamburg. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Wednesday.
The family wishes to thank the MSICU doctors and nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion during this time.
Walline Jo Sikorski
Walline Jo Sikorski, 52 of Mosinee passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
She was born in Wausau on May 5, 1965 to Wallace and Margaret (Dentler) Wadzinski.
Walline enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and was a huge supporter of the U.S. Military and most importantly of her son SGT Clint Sikorski, who died tragically on Army Base eight years ago. Most important to Walline was her family and friends and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters, Maureen Sikorski of Mosinee and Bobbie (Joe) Burk of Wausau; granddaughters, Kailey and Tegan; her father, Wallace Wadzinski; brothers, Lawrence (Betty) Wadzinski, Christopher Wadzinski, Louis Wadzinski, Ambrose Wadzinski and Francis Wadzinski; step-brothers, Richard Leonard and Benjamin Leonard; sisters, Catherine Polencheck, Veronica Leonard and her sister-in-law, Mary Wadzinski.
Walline was preceded in death by her Mom, Brother William and her son, SGT Clint Sikorski.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Brainard Funeral Home-Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street. A visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Paul Joseph Kernosky, 53, of De Pere, died unexpectedly at his home from an unknown medical complication, on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
He was born in Ironwood, Michigan on September 3, 1963 to James and Marilyn (Rock) Kernosky. He shares this day with his twin brother, Peter. After graduating from Wausau East High School in 1982, Paul went on to get a degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics from Mid State Technical College. He has worked as a milk sales representative for Golden Guernsey Dairy, Morning Glory Dairy, and Dean Foods. He also worked for, and enjoyed, working part-time for WFRV-TV in Green Bay as a floor director for the Sunday Morning News.
Paul enjoyed spending time in Arizona, especially on his yearly NASCAR trip with his closest friends. He also enjoyed watching the Packers and running utilities for FOX and ESPN on the sidelines. More recently, Paul has been spending time working on his Jeep Wrangler, wanting to make it look ‘bad-ass’ with lifts and tires. Paul is remembered for being always willing to help in any way to anyone. Most important to Paul was his family and close friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Paul is survived by his sons, Joshua “Chuck” Kernosky (Avonlea Brannon), Milwaukee; Ryan Kernosky, Minneapolis, MN; Eric Kernosky, Wausau; father, James Kernosky, Wausau; twin brother, Peter (Marijane Schroeder) Kernosky, Wausau; sister, Ann (Ted) Schwieger, Cottage Grove, MN and his significant other, Michelle Mann, Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Kernosky and his aunts and uncles: Raymond, Gordon, Joe, Joreen, and Ruth.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm with a time of sharing at 7:00 pm at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau 54403.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Dorothy J. Szarkowitz
Dorothy J. Szarkowitz, 71, of Wausau, died on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice House.
Dorothy was born in Wausau on March 24, 1946 to the late Vernon and Angeline (Lenard) Meyers. She married James Szarkowitz on December 4, 1964 at St. Therese Catholic Church. He preceded her in death in August 2006. Dorothy retired from Marathon Electric where she worked for 36 and half years.
Dorothy enjoyed listening to old country music, and watching her Brewers, Packers and Badger games. She was also very fond of the bus trips to the casino with her Chatterbox crew. She met her special friend Jeff Lehmann in 2012. Together they traveled throughout the Midwest and enjoyed their many close friends at the Chatterbox Tavern.
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Karla) Lord, West Salem, WI, Lorraine Wachowiak, Weston, WI, Thomas (Beth) Szarkowitz, Mesa, AZ, Craig (Rachel) Szarkowitz, Wausau, WI, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers: Ralph,
Vernon, and Kenneth Meyers, sisters: Linda and Mary Ellen Volm.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. Rev. Jeffrey Mahnke of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church, Schofield will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers from Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice services and Hospice house and Dr. Steven Nichols from Aspirus Family Physicians for their care and compassion for Dorothy while she was in their care. The family would also like to thank Dorothy’s sister Eileen, daughter-in-law Rachel, granddaughter Leslie and her special friend Jeff for the dedicated care they gave Dorothy during her final weeks.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Richard “Dick” Weden
Richard ‘Dick’ W. Weden, 60, Aniwa, died on Friday, June 2, 2017 under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.
Dick farmed the family dairy farm until 1993. He then worked at SNE Enterprises, Racefab and Amron. He most recently was farming with his son. Dick enjoyed snowmobiling and spending time with his family.
Dick is survived by his two sons, Jordan (Heidi) Weden and Cody (Nikky) Weden, all of Aniwa; two grandchildren, Ryder and Parker; two sisters, Carol (Charlie) Staples of Wausau and Kathy (Mike) Mayer of Madison; his former wife, Jody Arrowood of Aniwa and other relatives and friend.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aniwa. Rev. Adam Roberts will officiate. Interment will be in Hogarty Riverside Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be left at schmidtschulta.com
She was born on January 9, 1921 in Antigo, the daughter of Jesse and Pearl (Wood) Thorne. After graduating from Antigo High School, she attended Langlade County Normal School and later taught grade school. During WWII Marjorie served in the Women’s Army Air Corps. On July 26, 1944 she married Gordon Mortenson in Antigo. The couple owned and operated a family dairy farm in the Township of Easton. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1984.
Margie was a devout Christian who studied the Bible intently.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sue Ann (Jerry) Juedes, Ringle, one son; Tom (Cathie) Mortenson, Rothschild, four grandsons; Steven (Tracy) Juedes, Wausau, Peter Juedes, Green Bay, Todd Mortenson, Shorewood, Tate Mortenson, Dallas, TX., one great-grandson, Elijah Juedes, one brother, Roy (Phyliss) Thorne, Wausau, and many other relatives. Marjorie was preceded in death by brothers Glen Thorn, Richard and Donald Thorne and sisters Evelyn and Eileen Damitz, Jean Kautza and June Schneck.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the staff of Copperleaf Assisted Living and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M on June 26 at Wausau Bible Church. Pastor Chris Juvinall will officiate. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until time of services. Burial will be in Hogarty Riverside Cemetery. Helke Funeral Services is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at helke.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wausau Bible Church, 1300 grand Ave., Wausau, 54403.
She was born August 4, 1929 in the town of Texas to the late Arthur and Elsie (Steffen) Traska. She grew up on the family farm with 13 siblings. Adeline worked at Rhyner’s Candy Store in Wausau before she was united in marriage to Norman Prahl on September 8, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau.
Together they raised a family of seven children on their town of Wausau dairy farm. Adeline worked hard all her life and took pride in helping run the family business. When you visited Adeline, you could always expect a clean home, homemade cookies in the cookie jar and a taste of her special home cooking. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. Christmas Eve was her favorite family gathering as all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren would come together and enjoy all the special treats she had made.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Jim) Glatczak of Wausau, Karen (Jon) Roble of Weston; sons, Jerome, Arlo (Sue), John, Clifford (Kristine) Prahl all of Wausau, seventeen grandchildren, ten (soon to be thirteen) great grandchildren, sister, Caroline (Stuart) Kuehl, brother, David Traska, sisters-in-law, Helen Traska and Darlene (Earl) Ramthun all of Wausau and many nieces and nephews. Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Norman on March 7, 2016, son, Roger, five sisters, Lorinda Boelter, Katherine Zahrt, Florence Wirsbinski, Myrtle Beck and Arline Salo and six brothers, Louis, Arnold, Raymond, Elroy, Clarence and Dale Traska.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, E10723 Cty. Rd. Z, town of Easton. Vicar John Stransky will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
We would like to thank the staff at Rennes for all the love and care given to both Adeline and Norman during their stay there.
Elaine Emily Johnson
Elaine was born February 10, 1925 in Wausau to the late Arthur and Lydia (Porath) Woller. She is a graduate of Wausau High School. Elaine married the love of her life, Gerhard Johnson, on June 1, 1946 in the Town of Maine. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Carla. Over the years, Elaine worked for Pied Piper Shoes early on before retiring after 18 years with Wausau Insurance where she had worked as a typist. Elaine and Gerhard celebrated 60 years together prior to his death in March 2007.
Elaine was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. She was a very generous woman who always valued family above all else, an example of this was living next door to her sister, Naomi for many years. Since 2002, Elaine has been “mom” to her grandchildren following the death of her daughter, Carla. She was an excellent cook and baker also enjoying crocheting and playing cards with friends. Elaine spent time volunteering with the Trinity Welfare Workers and the VFW Auxiliary. Over the years, she enjoyed traveling to visit family and Gerhard’s WWII buddies.
Elaine is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Todd Schuster of Wausau and Jody Galella of Weston; great-grandsons, Brandon and Justin Wanta; and extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Gene Schuster; granddaughter-in-law, Stacey Schuster and sister, Naomi Woller.
The funeral service will be 11:00 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. Pastor Zach Holdorf will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
He was born on July 1, 1970 in Wausau to Gordon and Loretta (Zemke) Beilke. Joel grew up in the town of Berlin and attended local schools, graduating from Wausau West High School in 1988. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Berlin. Joel enjoyed singing karaoke, doing field work, and volunteering his time at the Circle L Corral and the Merrill Riders Club where he was able to assist with safety for the riders and horses.
Survivors include his sons, Chaise (Jamie) and Shane Beilke; parents, Gordon and Loretta Beilke; brother, Richard (Tammy) Beilke; sister, Carol Beilke (Gary Pawlak); nephew, Caleb (Sarah) Beilke; niece, Alyssa Beilke; best friends and neighbors, Jim and Roberta Lawson; special friends, Steve Krause and Pastor Nate Biebert.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau, with Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 2:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
Cy Koppa was a hero to many. At age 12, he saved his one-year-old sister Maxine from drowning. In 1975, he donated a kidney to his daughter Patty–and saved her life.
Born July 9, 1926, in the town of Cassel, Cy passed away from Alzheimer’s disease at Stone Crest Residence in Wausau on June 17, 2017. Known as the “whistling mailman,” Cy was a city letter carrier for 35 years. He was an active member of St. Anne Parish in Wausau. In 1945-46, Cy served his country in the US Army in the Pacific, with the 3rd Engineers Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division.
An exceptional athlete, Cy was a lifetime member of the Association of Professional Ball Players of America. He began his baseball career as a catcher in high school; then played in the Ohio State League. While in the Army, Cy played on the service team in Japan. He later played in Kansas, Greenville MS & Charlotte NC in the Tri-State League. In 1947, Cy trained in Cocoa Beach FL with the Milwaukee Braves AAA League. Due to an elbow injury in 1950, he left the team, came home & played for the Wausau Lumberjacks. In 1951, Cy held a record for catching 139 consecutive games for the Wausau Lumberjacks. This record still stands for all minor-league teams. A lifetime Chicago Cubs fan, Cy was with us when the Cubbies finally won the 2016 World Series.
In another sport, Cy was an All- Conference quarterback at Wausau High School under Coach Win Brockmeyer. In 1942, their record was undefeated, untied & unscored upon.
Bowling was a lifetime passion. Cy started bowling in high school, and at age 17 he received the Record Herald Trophy for bowling a 298. In 1947, he had the highest series of the year (707) in the Wausau Classic Bowling League. Inducted into the Wausau Bowling Hall of Fame, Cy became a charter member in 1992. For over 20 years. he bowled weekly for Mountain Lanes, Paper City Lanes, Coral Lanes, Days Bowl-a-Dome & Weston Lanes.
Survivors include daughter Patty Koppa (Robert Zarracina), Stillwater MN, son Phil Koppa, Cordova TN, and his dear friend Betty Kettunen, Wausau. Cy has several grandchildren: Connor Koppa (Samantha), Riley Koppa (Patrick) Eversull, Kathryn Rates, Patrick Dunigan, and a great-grandchild, Clarice. Siblings include a brother, Charles, San Diego CA and sisters, Janice Krebsbach, Saginaw MI, Victoria (John) Peroutka, Wausau.
In 1952, Cy married Catherine Kittell and she preceded him in death in 1985. His second wife, Jennie Klawitter passed away in 1999. Also, preceding him in death were his son Kim Koppa (age 38) and a daughter Edie Koppa (age 57). Cy’s parents were the late Philip S. & Julia (Lepak) Koppa. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rufin Thomas, sisters, Dolores (Maurice) Wachtl, Maxine (Richard) Peroutka, and brothers-in-law Maurice Wachtl and Hugo Krebsbach.
The family appreciates Cy’s healthcare providers and the staff at The Gardens Apartments and Stone Crest Residence in Wausau. We are grateful for your care and your kindness. Remember Cy’s gratitude and smile.
The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday July 8, 2017 at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau. Rev. Nate Kuhn will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Never Forgotten Honor Flight (North Central), or organization of your choice.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
She was born November 9, 1936 in Green Lake, daughter of the late Gus and Eva (Walkush) Bloch. On October 10, 1959, she married Ruffin Wilichowski in Wausau.
Survivors include her husband, Ruffin, Marathon; daughters, Carleen (Timothy) Arland, Minnesota, Carla (Gary) Olinger, Minnesota and Jill Browne, New Mexico; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Arland, Leif and Natalie Olinger, Lauren and Anna Browne; twin brother, David (Shirley) Bloch, Coleman; sister, Patti (Les) Polette, California.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant sons, Allan and Timothy.
Dorothy and Ruffin owned a dairy farm and also raised ginseng and mink. She enjoyed all aspects of country living. Dorothy was known for her outstanding cooking and baking, especially her pies. Upon retirement, she and Ruffin appreciated traveling together. Her children and grandchildren spent many wonderous times together. Volunteering at the monastery, funeral luncheons and serving communion gave her great joy. Dorothy was tireless in her efforts in helping others.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, town of Cassel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services all at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
Donna M. Zettler-Krall
She was born May 18, 1942 in Wausau, daughter of the late Floyd and Angeline (Bielen) Gierl. Donna married Duane Zettler in 1960. They later divorced. Duane passed away in 1997. She married Jerry Krall in Wausau in 1994. He survives.
In her earlier years Donna was a homemaker. She also worked at Bette’s Skogmo Store, Marathon Cheese Corporation, Phillips Plastics, Bank of Athens and lastly at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for more than 15 years. She enjoyed going up north, sitting around the camp fire, flower gardening, motorcycling with Jerry, sewing, making jewelry, doing crafts, and watching the Game Show Network, Dancing with The Stars and the Packers.
Donna belonged to the Parkinson’s Support Group, volunteered at the Marathon County Library and truly enjoyed spending time with her family and her special pets, Maggie and Sophie.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Krall, Wausau, her children, Brenda (Craig) Reich, Marathon, Kim (Kent) Olson, Wausau, Corrine (Sean Shidell) Koenig, Wausau, Scott (Gail) Zettler, Athens, 8 grandchildren, Ian Guralski, Ethan (Steph) Guralski, Leah (Paul Bielke) Guralski, Evan (Idalia Zimmerman) Olson, Aaron Olson, Tyler (Lauren Griley) Zettler, Pat Zettler, Jadon Zettler, two great grandsons, Brody Beilke and Harvey Guralski, one great granddaughter, Coral Zettler, her step children, Alison (Mike) Carter, Weston, Daniel (Jenni) Krall, Wausau, her step grandchildren, Alayna Nass, Michael Nass, Luke (Krista) Carter, Matthew Carter, Tyler Krall and Jonathon Krall, her step great granddaughter Veralynn Carter, her siblings, Bette (Albert) Kunze, Wausau, James (Del) Gierl, Minocqua, Marion (Peter) Schemenauer, Abbotsford and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Gierl and a son-in-law, Chris Koenig.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Burial take place on a future date in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777 New York, NY 10163-4777. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff at Mount View Care Center for the outstanding care they gave to Donna and also Community Link for all the help they provided to Donna and Jerry.
Shelly G Boushley
Shelly G. Boushley 63, of Schofield passed away on June 23, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital. She was born to Tom and Edith Woods on March 16, 1954. She is survived by her husband Gene, two sons John Williams, North Carolina, Thomas (Jessica) Williams North Carolina, two brothers John Woods, Carson City, Nevada, Tom Woods, Carson City, Nevada, two sisters Penny Woods, Carson City Nevada, and Liz Woods, Cody Wyoming, one step brother Mark Bradle, two grandchildren Hunter and Heaven, brother-in-law Gary (Sharon) Boushley, Schofield, David (Gwen) Hegy, Best of Friends Sue Adams. Preceded in death by her sister Carrie Koepsell and step daughter Kendra Rae Boushley.
Shelly loved to work in her flower gardens. She enjoyed fishing, and garage sales, along with a trip or two to the casino. She had a passion for Sci-Fi movies but most of all she loved spending time with her fur ball babies “Her dogs, Patches and Charlie”
In respect for Shelly’s final wishes no formal services wil be held. At a later time a private “celebration of her life” will take place as she wished.
Please do not send flowers.
Jodi Lynn Haroldson, 51 of Wausau passed away unexpectedly on June 20th, 2017. She was born December 26th, 1965 to James and Evelyn Zahn and lived with her parents in Peshtigo, WI for many years.
She graduated from D.C Everest Senior High. Jodi was more than just a loving wife and mother she was a caring, inspirational person that was easy to get along with, and was always there when you needed someone to talk to.
She is succeeded in life by her loving husband of 25 years Robbie Haroldson. They were young childhood friends and were together for 36 years. Jodi had three children that were her life, James, Michael and Melissa Haroldson, and became a proud grandmother to her grandson Matthew Kufahl. She has three siblings Jeff, Jay and Jenni Zahn, brother-in-law Randy (Cheryl) Haroldson , brother-in-law Russell Haroldson, Aunts and Uncles Rose and Dennis “Buzz” Rosenau, Dennis and Beverly Sokie, Linda Conklin, and many, many cousins. She was an aunt to Michelle, Rich, Ryan, Doug, Dawn, Dustin, Elizabeth, Scott, Caitlin, Hailey and Joshua. She was a great aunt to Anthony, Ashley, Kiana, Kimmy, Carter, Mason, McKenzie, Jay, and Pyper.
She loved spending time with family, going up north to the camper and going pontooning whenever she could. Together she and Robbie owned and operated a successful business called Wausau Engines. Jodi will be deeply missed and will live on in everyone’s hearts.
Visitation will be held at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4 – 8 p.m. and again on Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. John EV Lutheran Church, 5304 N. 44th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 from 9 -11 a.m. with a Service immediately following officiated by Rev. Dan Sire. John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time. On line condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com
Jack R. Sickler
Jack R. Sickler May 10, 1933 ~ June 20, 2017 Let me tell you a little about “Papa Jack”. It all started on 5-10-23 in the town of Weston. He was the first born of four children to Ray and Fances “Poozy” Sickler. His parents taught him well and he always told the story of when he had to hitch up the big draft horses and pull the car home over the snow drifts because the roads were not plowed back then. He also talked of his pony. Pet, and not always kindly, when he would hitch him to the cutter and take his siblings to school and Pet would run back home! Also, as he would often say, “Always remember, and don’t ever forget, you can’t make hay in June”
When he was a young man he saw a really pretty gal and he won her over with 4 packs of gum. Her name was Athelene, and she soon became his wife. They live happily ever after on their farm in Ringle. Papa Jack told us they didn’t always have it that good though. When they were first married they had no place to live so Grandma Poozy put them up in the chicken coop for a while. The chickens were gone, of course. They had Peggy, Ricky, and years later, Becky. Papa Jack milked the bossies, planted the tators, seined the minnows, cut and sawed the logs, drove the school bus, but his greatest joy was driving his team of horses. He ran Happy Trails Hay and Sleigh rides, along with his family, for many years. He loved his “horse friends” doc, Dixie, Jazz Pete, rowdy, bob Prince, Mindy, thunder and of course the stars of the show, Tammy and Tyler, his gentle giants. You could hear him sing “Happy Trails To you,” as the horse-drawn leigh made its way through the freshly fallen snow. Papa also enjoyed going to Yaeger’s Salvage. He really loved that “junk yard”. Papa Jack could fix or build anything. We never worried because Pa would take care of it! He was a “jack of all trades.” He also loved to sing, silly songs, and play his button box and mouth organ. The neighbors always knew he was ready to tell a take or two. A couple nieces lovingly referred to them as “Apple Jack and Auntie Assolene”. Jackie Poo passed surrounded by a beautiful, loving staff at Atrium Post Acute Care of Weston. He loved them as his family.
Papa Jack was preceded in death by his parents, ray and Poozy Sickler, his loving wife, Athie “GrannyMa”, his beloved brother and sister, Emory J “Horsefeathers” Sickler and Sally King, sister-in-law Betty Burns, Joanne Prichard, brothers-in-law Bill King, Lowell Marten, Happy Burns, bud Prichard, and Gerry Prichard. His Mother-in-law, Ella Malitz and his fathers-in-law, Chester Prichard and Fritz Malitz. His best buddy, Bill Yaeger, Tammy and Tyler, and his other horses.
He is survived by his children Peggy (Russ) Harsch, Rick (Lois) Sickler and Becky Sickler (John Litza). His grandchildren, Tammy (Jim) Hemmen, Craig (Kari) Harsch, Chad (Carrie) Sickler, Stacey (Brandon) Baker, Hunter (Ashley) Wojcik and Fawn Wojcik. His great-grandchildren Aly and Cassy Hemmen, Max and Grace Harsch, Jacob and Jordyn Sickler and Alexis and Ellie Baker, his sister Willie Marten and sister-in-law Shirley Sickler and Ina Prichrad. He is also survived by Jacob and Joshua Litza and his friends Jeff yaeger, Darlene and Duane Wroblewski, also many niece and nephews.
A gathering of celebration will be on Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at the ringle town Hall from 2-5 pm. Please join us for a luncheon and to reminisce and share some good memorie.
Special thanks to Atrium Post Acute Care of Weston and to John J. Buettgen Funeral Home.
Happy Trails to You Papa. Until We Meet Again…..
Dominic Lee Flaminio
Dominic Lee Flaminio, 41 of Rothschild gave his life on June 16, 2017 to save an 8 year old boy from drowning. He was born March 8, 1976 to Gary and Renee (Beste) Flaminio. He is survived by his mother, Renee, brother Nathan, girlfriend Josie and her children, Charleen and Bastian. He is preceded in death by his father Gary Flaminio.
There will be a fare well gathering that family will announce at a later date.
Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. On line condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com