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Wausau Area Obituaries, Nov. 27

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Robb Ray Wruck

Robb Ray Wruck, 42, of Rib Mountain, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Robb was born in Wausau on February 14, 1975 to Dennis (Lana) Wruck and the late Bonnie nee Buchburger Wruck.

Robb owned and ran his own construction company, “Robb Wruck Construction.” Robb was a talented carpenter with a good eye for detail and a vision of the final product. His clients appreciated his work ethic and knew he would be honest and treat them fairly.

Robb was a man of many talents and loved living life on the edge. He was a consummate show skier, remembered for his daring and amazing tricks (the “Wruckus”), his showmanship and love of the crowd. He was a member of Wausaqua (Wausau), Tommy Bartletts (Wisconsin Dells), Aqua Skier (Wisconsin Rapids), Kwahamot Water Ski Team (Tomahawk), Plum Skiters (Sayner), Sea World of Texas and San Diego with Water Ski Inc; which also included Germany and Holland. He skied in India for H2O Productions and with team USA in China. Robb received countless awards and accolades for his skiing.

Robb was also a ski and snowboard instructor, enjoying time in Park City, Utah and an AASI examiner.

Robb was a popular race car driver, and known for his back flips off the car whenever he won a race. In Robb’s younger days he was a “crazy good” bowler. There wasn’t a sport he couldn’t master.
He is survived by Ellie Wruck; son, Kyler (Talin Walker); granddaughter, McKinnley; father, Dennis (Lana); brother, Jody (Nikki); sister, Jackie Spahr; step-sister, Heather (Ernie) Koeppel and step-brother, Adam (Debbie) Resch.

Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N. Mountain Rd, Wausau. The Rev. Craig Swenson will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to set up a trust fund for Robb’s granddaughter, McKinnley.


Michael “Mike” James Koplitz

With heavy hearts, we are saddened by the unexpected passing of Mike on November 10, 2017 in California.

Born September 12, 1961 to James and Sharon (Janz) Koplitz. He married his High School sweetheart Laura (Przybylski) Koplitz on August 29, 1987 and celebrated their 30th Anniversary last summer. He will be dearly missed by his little buddy “Teddy”, who sat on his stool waiting excitedly for his papa to come home. Teddy enjoyed singing to his papa on the phone and at home while his Hallmark and other stuffed toys played music.

There were many things throughout his life that he held dear to him and enjoyed doing. He made it a point when on the road to call Laura every day to make sure she was alright, and she and Teddy were safe. She, in return, would make him his favorite home cooked meal and have it waiting for him when he came home off the road. They enjoyed farming together on their beef farm, and in earlier years, shared a deer farm with many magnificent bucks. It was their plan for Mike to retire next spring after 31 years at Kolbe & Kolbe to start building their retirement home in Tripoli.

In his younger years Mike enjoyed spending time with his Grandpa (Buster Janz) just hanging out. He liked riding and racing motocross dirt bikes, restoring his Ford Mustang by himself, and building his log cabin with his brother, Brian. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and hunting trips out West with friends, and at their cabin for the last 35 years. In these past years, he just liked coming up North spending time at their farm and the cabin to hang out with family and friends. He also took pride in, and enjoyed his special time when grandpa Earl Koplitz came to live with them and worked with him, side by side, teaching him how to farm.

We will all miss him dearly and will never forget his infectious smile that lit up his whole face.

He is survived by his wife, Laura; mother and father, Jim and Sharon Koplitz; brother, Brian Koplitz; niece, Amanda (Jeff) Sarauer; aunt, Donna Janz, aunt, Mary Ann Przybylski; father in-law, Roman Przybylski; sister in-law, Susan Riedel; brother in-law, Ken Kersten; sister in-law, Sandy (Gary) Kozlowski; and brother in-law, Mike (Kari) Przybylski; nephews, Richie, Eric, Joe and Kenny Kersten, Travis and Tyler Kozlowski, Aaron and Ryan Larson; nieces, Tanner, Victoria, Makenna and Sammi Przybylski; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews throughout the family.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Stevie Koplitz; sister, Shelly (Koplitz) Bonnel; and brother in-law, James Bonnel; grandparents, Buster and Shirley Janz and Earl and Stella Koplitz; mother in-law, Carol Przybylski.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Saturday, December 2nd at 11:00 am at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. A visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the time of service.


Phyllis Abitz

Phyllis Louise Abitz, 97, Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston.

Phyllis was born in the town of Easton on February 13, 1920 to Elizabeth (Kufahl) and Philip Hollinger. She attended St. John’s Lutheran School and later moved to Chicago, IL as a nanny. She later moved back to Wausau and worked at several factories. On May 30, 1947 Phyllis married Wallace J. Abitz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau on the original Memorial Day. She continued working until she retired from Crestline/SNE. Phyllis returned back to work, part-time, until her early 70s.

Phyllis was an excellent baker and won several awards for her baking talent. She was always being asked to make her famous chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls or Kuchen for her children, grandchildren, and friends. She has won several 1st place trophies for her bowling. Phyllis was a lifetime member with the VFW, DAV and the VBOB Women Auxiliary. Since 1947, she has been a member of Wesley United Methodist church. Phyllis was an avid card player and playing games with family, grandchildren and friends, as well as going gambling with husband, Wally and daughter, Sherry. Another one of her favorite pastimes was going fishing. She was always up for a good laugh, especially stories from her grandchildren.

She has had the opportunity to travel to almost every state in the United States. At an early age Phyllis met President Woodrow Wilson at Marathon Park. For her 90th birthday, she received several letters from Presidents and state representatives. She enjoyed attending sport events for all of her children and grandchildren. She was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and later in life enjoyed a good golf tournament on TV. One thing on her bucket list was going to see Elvis in Madison.

Survivors include three children; Connie (Martin) Yauck-Myers, Charles (Jean) Abitz, and Sherry Abitz (friend William Mehlberg), seven grandchildren; Wade Abitz, Amy (Wade) Abitz- Akey, Andy (Breanna) Abitz, Jennifer (Nic) Yauck-Silvester, Jonathon (Sara) Yauck, Charles Leigh Abitz II, and Heather (Josh) Abitz-Baranowski, ten great grandchildren; Lillian, Nicholas and William Silvester, Aidan Abitz, Tyler and Addison Yauck, Eli and Mabel Akey, and Natalie and Mackenzie Baranowski; three step great grandchildren; Landon, Nya, Tyrus and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and Philip Hollinger, husband, Wallace, son, Wesley, sisters, Esther Hollinger and Eva Meilahn, and son-in-law Steven Yauck.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau. Chaplain Jeff Martinson will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to thank Dr. Herbert Macalalad and the staff at Aspirus Hospital, Aspirus Hospice and Rennes for the care and kindness they gave Mom and to our family.


“Step” Gerald Orlikowski

“Step” Gerald Orlikowski, 86, Wausau, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

He was born August 3, 1931 in Stevens Point, Wis., son of the late Benjamin and Paulene (Karashinski) Orlikowski. Before Step was born, his father Ben died, and Paulene was then united in marriage to Joe Eckman, and together raised their family in Stevens Point.

For 42 years, Step worked for Marathon Electric Company in Wausau until his retirement in 1995. Some of his favorite pastimes included, playing ship captain crew, shutbox and sheepshead. One of his favorite places to eat was Arrow Bar and Step looked forward to “Taco Tuesday’s”. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, Badgers and NASCAR.

Survivors include, six children, Kim (Ann) Orlikowski, Sobieski, Wis., Cheryl (Peter) Rasmussen, Woodland Park, Colo., Scott (Sue) Orlikowski, Wausau, Sue (fiancé Dan Nelles) Orlikowski, Merrill, Lynn (Paul) Zoellner, Green Bay and Todd (Kathy) Orlikowski, Merrill; Goddaughter, Paulene (Jim) Sala, Athens; Godson, Dale Orlikowski; 16 grandchildren, Kimberly (Adam) Dalke, Emery (Amber) Orlikowski, Nathan (Tiffany) Orlikowksi, Joseph (Elaina) Rasmussen, Andrea Rasmussen, Michael (Bonnie) Orlikowski, Kristina (Robert) Wachholz, Joshua Lewis, Isaac (Christina) Lewis, Aaron (Jen) Lewis, Elizabeth (fiancé Cody Mattson) Lewis, Rachael (Jeff) Seath, Ric Zoellner, Anna Zoellner, Ben Orlikowski and Miranda Orlikowski; 18 great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Kendra, Nolan, Emerson, Bowlin, Jesse, Jackson, Leo, Chelsea, Brady, Bryse, Abram, Scarlet, Gavin, Blake, Corbin, Wyatt and Jade; one sister, Mona Kubicki, Stevens Point; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Orlikowski and Emerick “Butch” Orlikowski; and six sisters, Irene Walukones, Dorothy Edwards, Lucille Kubicki, Patsy Mrozinski, Evelyn Orlikowski and Ramona “Eckie” Eckman.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Rennes Health and Rehab, the staff at Renaissance Assisted Living and the staff at Saint Clare’s Hospital for the wonderful care and support you gave to Step.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Easter Seals Wisconsin, C/O Camp Wawbeek, 8001 Excelsoir Drive, Madison, WI 53717.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com


Violet Thatcher

Violet Thatcher, 83, Hatley, died Saturday November 18, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

She was born August 12, 1934 in Milladore, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Unertl) Rickl. On November 9, 1953, she married Harold L. Thatcher at St. Kilian Catholic Church, Blenker. He preceded her in death July 29, 2005.

Violet was born and raised on a dairy farm in Milladore, and through the years worked as a waitress, cleaning houses and also for Connor Forest Industries. Among her favorite pastimes were sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her children, Richard (Barb) Thatcher, Mosinee, Marie (Bob) Blasey, Princeton, Minn., Mark (Celeste) Thatcher, Hatley, David (Johnny) Thatcher, Stoughton, Geraldine (Mike) Davis, Rosewell, Georgia, Charles (Lorrie) Thatcher, Hatley, Kathleen (Russell) Anderson, Hixton, Rebecca (Carl) Tollefson, Langdon, North Dakota, 18 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gary Stefoneck, three sisters, Irene, Bernice & Rita and two brothers, Sylvon and Clarence.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 2, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Weston. Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in St. Kilian Cemetery, Blenker. Visitation will be on Saturday December 2, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

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


Ione Williams

Ione Etta McEathron Williams, 99, has passed from her temporary life on earth into her eternal life in Heaven in her 100th year. Ione died at Acorn Hill Senior Living Community, Mosinee, on November 23, 2017.

Nurtured by her parents, Rev. Alexander and Ida McEathron, in her belief that Jesus Christ is our personal Savior, Ione was baptized at age 10 in the Chippewa River by her father. She began to serve the Lord by teaching children’s Sunday School classes, acting as Sunday School secretary, and becoming active in Christian Endeavor at Highbanks Church of Christ, rural Holcombe, one of many churches her circuit-riding father started in northwestern Wisconsin.

Ione was born September 14, 1918 in Hillsdale, Barron County, WI. The family moved to the Mud Brook Valley, west of Holcombe, when she was 2 ½, where she lived until her marriage to George Williams of Sugar Grove. She graduated from Ladysmith High School in 1937.

Ione and George were married on Christmas Day, 1938, by her father. After George returned from WWII, they raised three daughters on the Williams Family Century Farm at Sugar Grove. Ione called Sugar Grove Church of Christ her home church for almost 80 years, from 1939 until her death. For many years, she taught Junior and Adult Sunday School classes and Daily Vacation Bible School for children. She also served for 70 years as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Hamilton-Harris Post 447, Viola, since 1948.

Ione was a very good wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Even through the hard times of life, she was always loving, gentle, cheerful, and kind. She was dearly loved by her daughters and their families for her thoughtful expressions of love for them, day after day, in many ways.

She worked very hard alongside her husband doing the farm work. She set tobacco, shocked oats, drove the tractor pulling a hayloader and haywagon behind it, milked cows, fed calves, raised piglets, and butchered chickens. She canned and froze food from two large gardens and gathered more from the woods and byroads. Many long hours of the growing season were devoted to filling the cellar shelves with jars of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies.

Though she was always working on her feet without rest, she managed to steal time here and there to use her endless creative gifts from a mind that never rested. Her poetry was awarded Editor’s Choice in 1994 and 1995 by the National Library of Poetry and published in their anthologies. Her oil paintings, watercolors, chalk drawings, seed pictures, and wood carvings are hanging on many family walls.
She published an autobiography at age 70, titled Living In The Mud Brook Valley. Her pursuit of genealogy and local history produced several articles included in Vernon County Heritage and History volumes. She enjoyed passing on family history to her children through storytelling that included her Scotch-Irish ancestry. She won the “Best Tatted Item” prize at the county fair. Her tatting, knitting, crocheting, and rug hooking skills beautified her home and those of her daughters. She designed and sewed, with and without patterns, most clothing for herself and her children.

She bonded with and delighted her grandchildren by making stuffed animals, Easter baskets, doll clothes, darling outfits of their own, and patchwork quilts for their beds. From her frugal habits, the least bit of scrap cloth, yarn, lace, or twice-used objects could take on beauty in her hands.

Last, but not least, she was athletic. Growing up with two older brothers, she had a command of skiing, ice skating, foot racing, canoeing, rifle hunting, fishing, and even touch football. Spending most of her childhood time outdoors, she grew to love nature and felt a deep joy in the beauty of God’s creation. As a mother, she taught her children to identify tree leaves, wildflowers, bird songs, edible nuts and berries, insects, and animal tracks on walks in the woods and fields of the farm. She also loved to sing the praises of the Lord as she walked and talked. “Without Him I would not be,” she would say.

At age 71, lone sold the farm after George’s death from lung cancer on July 2, 1990. She moved to Valley View Apts. in Readstown, where she lived 14 years. When she was 86, her children moved her to Mosinee in August, 2004, to be safely near them.

Ione is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Patricia (Carl Przychocki) Herschberger of Mosinee, Jean (Rick) Madden, Stevens Point, and Eloise (Robert) Moodie, Plover. Also five grandchildren and nine great -grandchildren: Marie (Heath) Martens and daughter Sophie, Daniel (Emily) Herschberger and son Dennis, Melissa (Clayton) LaBelle and children Heather and Nathen, Scott Moodie, and brother John (Annmarie) Moodie, whose children are Lily, Claire, Ava, Noah, and Ethan. One sister-in- law, Faerie Jane Sellenberg (Elmer McEathron), South Bend, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Ione was preceded in death by brother Donald McEathron and wife Etta, brother Elmer McEathron and first wife Esther, half-brother Gayle McEathron and wife Anna, half-sister Garnet McEathron, two sons-in-law Dennis Herschberger and Wayne Dahl, plus several nieces and nephews.

Burial will take place in the Sugar Grove Cemetery immediately following the 11:00 service at Sugar Grove Church of Christ, four miles east of Readstown on Hwy. 14. An hour of visitation from 10 to 11 at the church will precede the funeral on Saturday, December 2.


Mary M. Boehm

Mary M. Boehm died on November 24, 2017. She was 96 years old. Mary was born on October 26, 1921 in the Town of Cassel, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Seliger) Lang.
On September 4, 1939, she married Leon Boehm in Marathon. They resided in Marathon County all of their lives. While caring for and raising their family, Mary and Leon operated a Grade A Dairy Farm in Marathon for 40 years. Mary and her husband also were bartenders at Poplar Tree Ballroom for a number of years.

Mary was known for her hospitality and caring for others. She was an excellent homemaker, gardener, and quilter. She had a “green thumb” for raising beautiful plants and flowers. Mary enjoyed bowling, entertaining, cards, and going to activities that her children and grandchildren were involved in. She was always family oriented. Mary liked spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed by all of them.

She belonged to the Parish Council of Catholic women at St. Mary’s Parish, Marathon for many years.

Mary is survived by 4 children and daughter-in-law: Sister Diane Boehm, Eau Claire, Mary Ellen Schreiber (Alvin Funk), Cedar River, MI, Lynn Wiesman (Dave Fraidenburg), Green Bay, Connie (John) Bresson, Plano, TX and Alice Boehm, Marathon. 11 grandchildren: Ann Mueller, Garden City, TX, Brian (Lisa) Boehm, Marathon, Chris (Larry) Heise, Edgar, Neil (Amy) Boehm, Allegan, MI, Dan(Holly) Wiesman, Casco, Ted (Julie) Wiesman, Green Bay, Dawn (Paul) Soletski, Green Bay, Dave (Brooke) Wiesman, Green Bay, Jessica (Steve) Craig, Somerville, MA, Kevin Bresson, Dallas, TX and Renee Bresson, Dallas, TX and 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, all of her brothers, Leonard, Edward, Theodore, Leo, Walter, Erhart, Louis, and Herbert Lang and all of her sisters, Frances Hack, Eleanor Wellner, Margaret Lang and Margaret Straub, her son, Lee Boehm, and two grandchildren, Fred Schreiber and Kathy Lewitzke.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 6th Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
In lieu of flowers, masses in her memory are appreciated and also Mary’s family is setting up a Memorial Fund for some of her favorite charities.


Alma Rose Scobell

Alma Rose “Amy” Scobell, 95, died Friday, November 24, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on March 31, 1922 to Clara and Henry Czerney at Lake Andes, South Dakota. In 1946 Amy married Elgin (Scob) Scobell and made Wausau home since 1950. Amy worked as receptionist for the Wausau Veterinary Clinic as long as Scob was in private practice and later worked for the Wausau School District and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Much of Amy’s free time was spent volunteering at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Colonial Manor Nursing Home and she belonged to many organizations such as the American Legion Auxiliary, the Elks Club and St. Michael’s Circle Group and Rosary Group.

Amy is survived by her children, Susan (Scott) Watson, Patrick (Lisa), and Randy (Tana), and by her grandchildren, Rilley, Mitchell, and Ivan and by her great-grandson, Hayden and great-granddaughters, Rowan and Merida.

The memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at St. Michael Catholic Church. Her ashes will be set to rest next to her husband of sixty plus years at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

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


Robert A Hoffmann

Robert A Hoffmann passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking pictures of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved turning other people’s garbage into his treasures.

Robert is survived by his sisters; Adeline Miller, Elaine Erickson, Mary (Ray) Ziegenhagen, his children; Robert (Theresa) Hoffmann, Deborahlee Hoffmann, Johnny (Jenny) Hoffmann, grandchildren; Kellylee Schmid, Heather (Mike) Hoffmann Schultz, Jessica (Jason) Wolf, Cheyanne Hoffmann, Dustyn Hoffmann, Angela Hoffmann, Austin Hoffmann, great-grandchildren; Kaylee and Emmalee Schmid, Nicholas, Isabella and Harrison Wolf, Dakota and Kaitlyn Pingel. He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Genivee Hoffmann, brothers; John Hoffmann, Leonard (Joe) Hoffmann and son Rusty Hoffmann.

No funeral services will be held at his request. A private immediate family gathering will be held. He will be cremated. John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time.


Alene D. Newcomb

Alene D. Newcomb, 76 of Wittenberg, died on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her home under the care of her family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born on May 4, 1941 in Wittenberg, the daughter of the late Adolf Diestler and Ellen (Groh) Diestler Dean.

On June 22, 1963, Alene was united in marriage to Morton Newcomb in Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on May 27, 2015.

Alene was librarian for the village of Wittenberg Public Library for over 20 years. She also was church organist for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, where she played for many services, funerals and weddings. Alene enjoyed reading, knitting, canning, baking, gardening, quilting and music.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Newcomb of Fort Atkinson, Beth (Jim) Breske of Hatley, Carrie (Troy) Zernzach of Red Granite and Cathy (Craig) Kolbeck of Algoma; two sons, Mort (Lisa) Newcomb of Oshkosh and Tom (Heather) Newcomb of Columbus; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany, Stephanie, Shannon, Austin, Halle, Cassidy, John, Caitlyn, Ray, Tyler, Ella and Jacob and one great-grandchild, Skylar.

Alene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Charles Dean and sister Julie McGivern.

A visitation will be held from 12Noon to 2PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg.
Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com and at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wittenberg Public Library would be appreciated.


Virginia Ann Stoltz

Virginia A. Stoltz, 72, Bevent, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston.

She was born on October 4, 1945 in Stevens Point, the daughter of the late Walter and Esther (Kazmierczak) Wierzba.

On August 5, 1967, Virginia was united in marriage to Robert Stoltz at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. He survives.

The couple owned and operated the former Easy Meat Processing, Inc., Furman-Sto Farms Inc. and Vi Mi Bo Farms where Virginia was secretary and treasurer. The couple currently owned and operated Bob’s Catering, Bevent, a business they have had for 28 years. Virginia enjoyed traveling and went on many trips all over the world and the United States. She was especially fond of cruises. She enjoyed baking and making desserts, especially Chiffon cakes. Virginia enjoyed attending parties and ‘get-togethers’. Her most favorite times were that spent with family as they were very important to her.

Survivors include her husband, Bob of Bevent; a son, Mike of Bevent; siblings, Phyllis Wierzba of Galloway, Carol Flees of Rosholt, Jane (Lesley) Bloecher of Kronenwetter, Myron Wierzba of Galloway and Robert (Sue) Wierzba of Mosinee; a sister-in-laws; Jane Wierzba of Schofield and Margie Gorecki of Merrill and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Esther; a brother James; mother-in-law, Hattie Stoltz and special uncle, Isadore Furmanek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. Fr. Augustine Bentil will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 4PM to 8PM and again on Saturday from 9AM until the time of Mass all at the church. There will be a Parish Wake Service held at 7:30PM on Friday at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com or at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials, in Virginia’s name, to St. Ladislaus Catholic Church.

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