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Alice D. (Buetow) Incha

Alice did not want an obituary – therefore, this is an announcement.

She passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from an aggressive pancreatic and liver cancer.

She was born in Coral Gables, Florida on October 26, 1943 and graduated from Antigo High School in 1962 with her “near twin” Rosie (Norb) Fleischman.

Alice is survived by her dedicated, loving daughter Deborah Brushert, son-in-law Mark Brushert, and grandsons John and Eric Brushert; and her son Don Incha, Jr. and grandson Dylan Incha. They were the light of her life.

She truly did not realize how many people cared and benefited from her 30 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Private family services will be held. Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at

Barbara M. Barrington

Barbara Barrington, 85, Wausau, died at home Friday, December 8, 2017 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She was born November 17, 1932 in Bristol, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Reverend Walter K. and Frances (Smith) Morley. On June 18, 1955, she married Byron L. Barrington at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison, WI.

Barbara’s academic and career accomplishments were many. She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1954 majoring in Social Work. At UW-Madison, she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society and the university’s then chapter of the Mortar Board Honor Society. For her academics, student activities and volunteer work, she was selected as the Outstanding Female Graduate, Class of 1954.

Barbara went on to earn a Masters of Social Work at the University of Chicago. She was certified by the State of Wisconsin as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, and certified as a School Social Worker Specialist by the National Association of Social Workers.

Barbara devoted her Social Work career to Wausau’s elementary school children. She served in almost all of the elementary schools in the Wausau School District across her nearly 30-year career, retiring in 1997. Barbara, along with husband Byron, was a founding board member of the Wausau Head Start program, now operating in the Barrington Head Start Center.

Barbara was active for many years in the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and League of Women Voters, holding various officer positions in the Wausau chapters over the years. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, served on Alter Guild, and for decades baked a contribution of five pounds of Christmas butter cookies. Barbara’s appreciation for the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired her to tour many of Wright’s buildings across Wisconsin and the U.S.

Always active in her children’s lives, she rarely missed a theater production, sports event, concert or other extracurricular activity in which they participated, and attended parent-teacher conferences at every opportunity. Her passion for the outdoors, camping, canoeing and cross-country skiing was shared with her husband, passed on to her children and supported in her nephews and nieces.

Barbara is survived by husband Byron Barrington, four children: Laura Barrington Cowan (Greg), Wausau; Lee Barrington (Barb), Reynoldsburg, OH; Linda Barrington (Alan Dye), New York, NY; and Lowell Barrington (Therese), Belgium, WI; nine grandchildren: Sarah Cowan, Sam Cowan, Brennan Barrington, Aubrey Barrington, Alana Barrington Dye, Alex Barrington, Colin Barrington, Tristan Barrington, and Quinn Barrington; one brother, Kenneth Morley, St. Petersburg, FL; and sister-in-law Barbara Morley, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her younger brother Roger Morley, and sisters- and brothers-in-law: Gordon and Marge Barrington; Florence and Robert Barrington; and Shirley Morley (wife of Kenneth).

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday December 17, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 330 McClellan St, Wausau. Rev. David Klutterman will officiate. Friends may call at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcome to Wausau Head Start (Barrington Center, 616 Grant Street, Wausau, WI 54403, 715-845-2947), the Therapeutic Pool Campaign (North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau, WI 54403), or the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association (650 N. Lake Street Madison, WI 53706).

Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Karl Beckman

Karl Beckman, 68 of Kronenwetter passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1949 in Wausau to the late Emil and Leona (Pregont) Beckman.  After graduating from Wausau High School, Karl enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He served his country during Vietnam and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal.  On January 7, 1984 he married Patricia Hitz at Wesley United Methodist Church, Wausau.  Karl was a stone polisher at Wausau Granite and then for the Anderson and Johnson granite quarry. 

Karl was a quiet, easy going man who always helped those in need.  In his younger years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, camping and waterskiing.   He was a football fan of the Packers and Badgers and loved watching them play on the weekends.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Kronenwetter, his son and fiancé, David Beckman and Kasandra Lesieur of Kronenwetter, three sisters,  Jean (Dale) Burgoyne of Wausau, Joan Walters of Wausau, Sharon Will of Weston and two brothers, Daniel (Dawn) Beckman of Gulf Shores, AL and Rick (Mary Ellen) Beckman of Charlotte, NC.  Karl was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Monica Marie, brother, Emil (Billy) and brother-in-law, Tom Walters.

Memorial services with full military honors will be held at Noon on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  You may sign our family guest book at

Kathleen Kinney

Kathleen Kinney dedicated her life in taking care of her family. Whether it was Spaghetti Thursdays or New Year’s Eve Steak night, she enjoyed creating special moments for her family.


Kathleen was born January 31, 1943 in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Grace (Miller) Gutmann. After graduating from high school, she attended Marquette University graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. On February 14, 1970, Kathleen married Tom Kinney in Rothschild. They made their home in Rib Mountain with Kathleen working as a Registered Nurse for Wausau Hospital Center. She was blessed with a nursing career that allowed her to serve God by helping others. Even after retiring, she continued taking care of people through her work with Interim Home Health Care. Reading, knitting and solving all types of word puzzles were some of Kathleen’s past times. She also loved spending time with her good friend, Ronnie.

At the age of 74, Kathleen passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Survivors include her four daughters, Julie Kinney of Rib Mountain, Joyce (Rhett) Hutchens of Austin, TX, Joanna Kinney of Rib Mountain and Janette (Nemecio Gonzalez) Kinney of Round Rock, TX, seven grandchildren, Thomas, Bryan, Julian, Monica, Jose, Ava and Colleen, one great grandson, Matthew, one brother, Dr. Jim Gutmann of Dallas, TX and one sister, Mary Schuldenberg of Menomonee Falls. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Tom on October 21, 1987.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Spring of 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where Kathleen was a member.

You may sign our family guest book at

Vilas James Barttelt

Vilas James Barttelt, 80, of Schofield, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017, surrounded by his family at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born on March 27, 1937, in the town of Maine to the late Wilhelm and Martha (Utecht) Barttelt. Vilas grew up and was a lifelong resident of the area. During Vilas’ life he was blessed to find love twice. He was married to Virginia Ritter until 1976 and then on December 7, 1979 he married the former Ila “Mickey” Bauman at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Merrill.

Vilas was employed by Wausau Paper for 34 years and also served in the Wisconsin National Guard. He was a “people person” and enjoyed talking and getting to know people he met while making his normal stops around town. If you didn’t know him when you walked in somewhere, you would definitely know him by the time you left. He was a great storyteller and concertina player. Vilas always took the time to share a story or conversation and never turned down a cold one. He enjoyed sports, especially watching the Brewers and Packers, fishing, and Chatterbox hamburgers on Tuesday nights.

Survivors include his wife, Mickey Barttelt; daughters, Cynthia (Barry) Krenz, Cherie (Dale) Rice, Crystal (Ed) Kienbaum, Candice (Scott) Bolson, Patricia (Tobias) Kusenberger, and Peggy (Todd) Jaeger; nine grandchildren, Heidi, Heath, Lora, Ashley, Ginny, Hilary, Hunter, Ryan, and Jason; nine great-grandchildren and one due in April; and brother, Delbert (Marilyn) Barttelt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters and brother, Ella Gaeu, Lorena Sense, Elgardt Barttelt, Leona Howard, and Doris Prochnow.

A funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau, with Rev. Erik Olson of First English Lutheran Church officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the time of service in the funeral home. Private entombment will be in Restlawn Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, town of Texas.

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Chien Nguyen

Chien Nguyen, 64, of Wausau passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Wausau Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Sang, one son, Danny and three daughters, Nina Maria and Trang.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Father Peter Kieffer officiated.

Russell Joseph Vesely

Russell (Russ) J. Vesely of Marathon passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 with his family by his side.

Russ was born in Mosinee, WI on March 12, 1942 to Edward and Mary (Sirny) Vesely. Russ married the love of his life, Laurie B. Clewien on October 24, 1975. She survives.

Russ worked for many years as a chemical and agriculture salesman and at Gordon Aluminum in the maintenance department.   After his retirement, he was part owner of Halfmoon Bar & Grill in Mosinee and helped out part time at Pine Valley Golf Course. Russ also volunteered his time every Labor Day weekend to cook the pig for the Boy Scouts at the Marathon Fun Days.

Russ enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and spending his time with his children and grandchildren. He was a huge Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan. He also liked getting together with his brothers, sisters and family to play the accordion and listen to polka music. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Russ is survived by his wife, Laurie (Marathon), his son Jeremy (Dodie) Vesely of Colby, his daughters Jacki (Bruce) Pfaff of Junction City, Kerry Vesely of Marathon and Nikki (Pat) Mussfeldt of Wausau and his grandchildren: Addison, Kason, Zoe, Sophie, Madelyn, Taylor and Jace, brothers; Gordon (Judy) Vesely of Menomonee Falls, Vernon (Margaret) Vesely of Mosinee, sister; Ellie (Jim) Risch of Milton, two sister-in law’s; Kathy Vesely, Mosinee and Doris Vesely, Weston, his mother-in-law; Elizabeth Clewien and many brother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s and nieces and nephews.

Russ is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Vesely, his father-in-law Arnold Clewien, his sisters; Rita Lenz, Carol Blaszczyk and Mildred Schaefer, his brothers; Jerry, Kenneth and Harold Vesely, brother-in-law’s; Charles Blaszczyk and Kurt Schwandt and sister-in-law; Sally Vesely.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 at John J. Buettgen Memorial Chapel 900 Old Hwy 51, Mosinee.

The family would like to thank UW Madison Transplant, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Hospice Care and Dr. Lori Schutte for their compassion and care. Also, a special thank you to family friend Alicia Underwood for her kindness and help during this difficult time.

Orville Myron Gritzmacher

Orville Myron Gritzmacher, 85 of Wausau passed away on December 8, 2017. He was born to Gustave & Lillian (Goetsch) Gritzmacher on May 2, 1932. He is survived by his wife Jean (Kriel) Gritzmacher, son Tim Gritzmacher, Grandaughter Josie Gritzmacher and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son Todd who passed February 3, 2017 and two sisters and brother in laws Angie (Merlin) Ninnerman and Loraine (Floyd) Kendal and one brother David Gritzmacher.

Orville was a real hometown boy. He was born in his parents’ home at 927 S. 7th Ave., live there 21 years plus 10 more in apt. upstairs, once married. As a teenager he was already cray about cars, at fourteen he rebuilt the engine of his sister’s car. He graduated from Wausau High school in 1951 having played throughout high school on their great football team as left guard. One of the best teams in the school’s history. After graduating he played with the semi-pro team the Muskies.

At 21 years he was called into the military. The US Army got him from 2 years; the largest part of that time was at Fort Benning GA as a military policeman. Upon returning home he went to work at LH Hall, Bill Witz, Johnnies Shell, Camp Motors then into his own business at 604 W. Thomas Street with his partner Norm Berna in Nov. 1956. In Sept 1957 he married Jean Kriel, they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  

Orville spent 40 years in his place of business just 1 ½ blocks away from the house he was born in. He retired the end of 1996. In 1967 the family moved to the town of Marine where they still live.

Over the years the family belonged to the Wausau Antique Auto Club, spent many weekends over the years participating in parades & club activities in the area with his 1926 Mack circus truck and other cars.Retirement has been on the quite side.

Memory has been a problem. Orville walked outside Early Friday morning unseen and wasn’t found until 7 a.m.   He will be deeply missed by all.Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. Online condolences can be made at

Elizabeth L Schlinkert

Elizabeth L. Schlinkert, 88, of Hamburg passed away peacefully at the Hospice House on December 8, 2017. She was born to Melvin and Sarah (Agnew) Bruner on December 24, 1928. She married LeRoy Schlinkert on December 27, 1945.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her six brothers, her sister, her daughter, Debra Schaefer, and son-in-law, Lyle A. Becker.

She is survived by her husband LeRoy; children Susan (Lyle A.) Becker, Cathy Schuelke, Stephen Schlinkert; grandchildren Lyle L. (Sue) Becker, Linda (Kenneth) Punke, Lisa (John) Schreiner, Lonnie(Gwen) Becker, Rebecca Schuelke, Michael Schuelke, James (Maria) Schuelke, Jeffrey Schuelke, Laura (Joel) Stieber, Sarah (Scott) Andrea, Matt Schlinkert, Lindsay Schlinkert, Crystal Pinard; 17 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

Elizabeth was a happy homemaker and enjoyed baking, gardening, watching the wildlife that visited her bird feeders, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hamburg. She also loved her furry kitty companion, Dexter.

Private family memorial services will be held at later date. Mid-Wisconsin cremation Society is assisting family at this time.

Carol J Zieglmeier

Carol Zieglmeier, 76, of Schofield passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on December 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.   She was born to Joseph and Sarah (Imhoff) Kraimer on January 4, 1941 in Wausau.  She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Leon Zielgmeier, son Todd (Jaqueline) Zieglmeier; grandchildren; Paul Zieglmeier, Scott (Kasondra) Zieglmeier, great granddaughter Brynlee Zieglmeier, son Alan (Theresa) Zieglmeier; grandchildren Sara Zieglmeier, Mark Zieglmeier Anne (Aaron Gurholt) Zieglmeier, daughter Jean (Steven) Kupczak; grandchildren Nicholas Kupczak, John Kupczak, Michael Kupczak; siblings Elaine ( Wayne) Skrzypchak, Shirley (Phil) Marlotty, James (Nancy) Kraimer, Barb (Wayne) Lambrecht, Judy (Jerry) LeMoine and many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Sarah Kraimer.Carol was a very active member of St. Therese Catholic Church.  She was part of the Little Flower Council, Holy Angels Circle and the Red Hats.  She enjoyed playing cards and was part of several card clubs and camping all over the United States. She was a school bus driver and organized breakfasts for retired bus drivers.  Most of all Carol enjoyed spending time with her loving family.  She will be deeply missed by all.  Visitation will be held at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 4 to 6pm with Rosary at 6pm.

Visitation will again be held at St. Therese Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 9 to 11 am with Mass of Christian burial to follow.  Father Louis Britto will be officiating.  Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven. 

John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting family at this time.  On line condolences can be made at

William Morache, Jr.

William F. Morache Jr., 79, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on December 5, 2017.

He was born to William Sr. and Ann (Pocewicz) in Chicago, IL on May 31, 1938. The eldest of three children, he attended Mendel High School, Chicago, and graduated with a business degree from Purdue University and a MBA from University of Chicago.

In 1960, Bill married C. Joyce (Parker) at St. Louis of France Church, Chicago, IL. They had five children. Bill and Joyce were married for 57 years.

Bill began his business career as a Buyer at Johnson and Johnson. He purchased a Chicago Today (Chicago Tribune) newspaper distributorship and became his own boss in 1965. In 1972 Bill moved his family to Wausau where he opened Total Rental (Taylor Rental) on Schofield Avenue in the Town of Weston. He owned and operated the rental stores for over 40 years. Upon retiring he pursued his hobbies of model railroading and carpentry. Bill continued to renovate the families 3-story Victorian home until his failing heath in 2013.

Bill had a passion for researching his families’ genealogy and took a trip to Montreal furthering his research. He was able to explore 400+ years of his French ancestry. He was an avid student of Tia Chi. He loved collector cars and owned several at one time. He had a green thumb and loved to spend time in the dirt growing things.

Survivors include; wife, C.Joyce, Wausau, WI; his children, Pat Morache (David Davern), Oregon; Suzanne (Jim Gierach), Kenosha, WI; John (Stacey) Morache, Wausau, WI; Kristen Morache, Wausau, WI; Dan (Ann) Morache, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Eight grandchildren; Elizabeth, Michael, Steven, Dominic, Max, Tyler, Maddox and Muireann. Bill’s sister, Marianne (Dave Hirtz), Chilicothe, IL and brother, Rick (Jan) Morache, Las Vegas, NV.

He is preceded in death by his parents; William Sr. and Ann Morache.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017. Visitation will be 9:30-11am, both held at St. Matthew Church 229 S. 28th Ave, Wausau, WI. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Philip Ritger

Philip Ritger Jr. died on December 6 at the age of 89. He was born May 10, 1928 the son of the late Philip and Amelia(Schlagenhaft) Ritger. On September 3, 1951 he married the late Leona Wadinski.

He was an active member of the former St. Mary’s Congregation which presently is the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. When a member of St Mary’s he was active in the PTA, member of the School Board, served in preparing couples for marriage(FOCUS) and a lay minister of communion to the homebound. He helped during Lent working in the soup kitchen for Church of the Resurrection.

Philip worked eighteen years for Jim Kryshak Jeweler’s and fifteen years for Hoffer Glass Company, retiring in 1994. After retirement he enjoyed being a handyman for his children and anyone needing help. If he needed a little relaxation or looking for another project he could always find that up north on Lake Nokomis with his children.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving two years in Germany patrolling the German/Russian border. He was also a member of the American Legion, Alois Dreikosen Post 469, Marathon; Catholic Order of the Foresters, St. Leo Court No. 795, Marathon; Catholic Knights of Columbus George Schreier Council No 1069; Wausau Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his children, Lynn (Peter) Heinz, Tomahawk, WI. Philip (Christine) Ritger, Genoa, NV. Renee (David) Kim, Ottumwa, IA. Seven grandchildren: Bethany(Ryan) Girtler, Colin and Bennett Heinz, Clara and Amelia Ritger, Davis and Trevor Kim. Three great grandchildren: Shiloh Burgess, Sophia and Mason Girtler. Many nieces and nephews as well.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Leona, his parents Philip and Amelia Ritger, three brothers, Alvin, Adolph and Gerald and 7 sisters, Marie Knauf, Evelyn Straub, Loretta Blume, Sister Marcelline Ritger, Dolores Schueller, Arleen Masanz and Sister Rose Ann Ritger.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on December 15 at the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Father William Grevatch and Rev. Msgr Mark Pierce will preside.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 with mass to follow starting at 10:30. Philip will receive full military honors by the American Legion Post 469 Marathon, immediately following mass. Burial will follow lunch at the Restlawn Memorial Mausoleum, Wausau.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a donation to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pride TLC and Aspirus Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Philip.

Rose Gritzmacher

Rose H. Gritzmacher, 93, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born March 2, 1924 in Wausau, daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Zimmel) Rauschl. On May 11, 1946, she married Eugene Gritzmacher at the Naval Base in Washington. D.C. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1976.

Rose began cooking at the Pine Bar Restaurant in Wausau and later bought the restaurant, in which she owned and operated for many years, until her retirement. She was known in the community for cooking amazing food, using her own special recipes. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, knitting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include, seven children, Mary (Jeff) Schlatterer, Wausau, Elizabeth (Steve) Wadzinski, Mosinee, Ann (Dale) Mroczenski, Merrill, Christopher (Mary Jo) Gritzmacher, Wausau, Carrie (Troy) Maly, Meadowlands, MN, Susan (John) Gutsch, Wausau and Linda (Bill) Buss, Eland; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Jeff Reeder, Florence, WI; daughter-in-law, Shirley Gritzmacher, Hatley; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Eugene, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucy Reeder; two sons, John and Tom Gritzmacher; eight siblings; and her special friends, Jim Erlandson.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Linda, Cathy and the staff at Cedar Creek Manor for the wonderful care, love and support you gave to Rose over the past couple of years.

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

Arlon J. Schmidt

Arlon R. Schmidt, 85, town of Stettin, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home.

He was born December 18, 1931 on the family farm, son of the late Walter and Lydia (Krueger) Schmidt. On June 7, 1952, he married the love of his life, Delphine Steidinger at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Stettin. She preceded him in death on September 16, 2017.

Arlon attended Marathon High School and following his marriage to Delphine, they worked together on their dairy farm in Stettin and grew ginseng for almost 40 years. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed playing sheepshead, drinking a cold Miller Beer and dining out with Delphine. Arlon loved logging and working in the woods and spent many peaceful hours in his Caterpillar.

Arlon was very faithful and generous in many ways and was a lifelong member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include one daughter, Candyce (Waine) Krautkramer, Marathon; three granddaughters, Shannon (Joel) Berens, Marathon, Holly Springfield, Memphis, Tenn. and Rachel (Ryan) Erdman, Eagan, Minn.; six great-grandchildren, Sophia, Owen, Reece, Vance, Vivian and Jordy; and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Steidinger, Marathon and Angie Schmidt, Wausau.

Besides his parents and wife Delphine, he was preceded in death by one brother, Orville Schmidt; and two sisters, Adeline Radtke and Murella Goetsch.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Stettin. Rev. Philip Bogen will officiate. Burial will be in the Stettin Christian Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Stettin.

Online condolences may be expressed at