Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston.
Gaywood “Ardis” Schneider-Schubring
Ardis was called home at the age of 90, Thursday, May 10, 2018, under the care of Hospice in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Gaywood “Ardis” Neitzke was born October 31, 1927, at home at 366 Sturgeon Eddy Road, Wausau, Wisconsin, but the doctor didn’t get there until the day turned to November 1, 1927, and that is what he signed on the Birth Certificate. Her parents were Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Neitzke and Juliana Olga (Bauer). She had rheumatic fever as a child. She attended John Marshall Elementary School and graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1946.
Her father was a building contractor, so he built, he sold, they moved, he built, he sold, they moved … . The family, since Ardis’ birth, lived in the South East Neighborhood of Wausau. Her brothers Lawrence and Roland were 20 and 19 years older than she. The family attended the Bible Church. She spent summers up at High Lake working in the family resort.
She was a partner with Herb Schubring in the American Motors car dealership, which was known as the Wausau Garage on First Street. Ardis married Robert James Schneider February 14, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wausau. Their children are Karen Janet Schneider and John Ray Schneider. Bob and Ardis divorced April 3, 1950. Ardis married Arthur Frederick Schubring Jr. April 18, 1957, in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. Their children are Arthur Frederick Schubring III, David Alan Schubring and Mark Steven Schubring. The Schubring family attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wausau.
The family had cottages on Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and spent many summer weekends “up north.” Ardis and Art played cards with a group of friends. They wintered in Fort Myers, Florida, and South Padre Island, Texas. Ardis’ holiday meals always finished with a “new” dessert she was dying to try out on her guests. One year she decided the annual candy canes on the tree needed to be dealt with, and crushed them into a dessert. She loved having a house dog, generally a poodle. When you placed a call to their residence, Art answered and he would always say, “Let me get the Boss.”
Ardis is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Karen (John) Koeppen of Sarasota, Florida; granddaughters, Julie (Paul) Baranek and great grandchildren Nathan, Leah, and Andrew of DePere, Wisconsin; and Amy (David) Lewis of Sarasota, Florida. John (Nancy Taves) Schneider of Wausau; grandchildren, John (Lisa Sann) Schneider and great grandson Wesley, with step great grandchildren Joshua, Alyssa, and Zachary of Wausau; Rana (Gene) Gunderson, and great grandchildren Hannah of South Carolina, Gabriella, Brock, and Trinity of Midland, Georgia; Moses (Shannon Meade) Schneider and great grandchildren Jonathon and Meredith, and Moses’ former wife Karla (Wiskowski) and great grandson Brauley all of Wausau. Arthur (Pamela Slick died 2004) Schubring III of Waunakee, granddaughters Cassandra of Texas, and Alexandria. David Schubring (Lori Matzke divorced), grandchildren Jayme, Connor, and Coleton of Wausau. Mark (Barbara Waldvogel) Schubring of Kronenwetter, grandsons Tyler and Travis. Ardis is also survived by her brother Lawrence and Frances (Haffeman) Neitzke’s children: Lawrence (Mary Donovan died 2006) Neitzke; Lou Ann Hotchkiss-Schlei (Robert Schlei died 2008); John (died 1999) (Marjorie Feith) Neitzke; Arleigh (Constance Maltbey) Neitzke; Andrea (Jack) Richmond; and Carolyn (Jim) Zielsdorf. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marion (Schubring) (Jack died 2017) Nelmark of Arizona. Ardis is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Schubring II (died 2012); father Otto (died 1952) and mother Juliana (died 1960) (Bauer) Neitzke; brother Roland Neitzke (died 1934); brother Lawrence (died 1996) and Frances (died 2003) Neitzke; father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur (died 1968) and Elsa (died 1979) (Bartz) Schubring; and her maternal grandparents Andreas (died 1925) and Christina (died 1929) (Klietz) Bauer; and paternal grandparents August (died 1932) and Sophia (died 1938) (Moellendorf) Neitzke.
The funeral ceremony will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St., Wausau, on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m., with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. She will be buried next to her husband, Arthur Schubring II, in Pine Grove Cemetery. Her pallbearers will be grandsons, John and Moses Schneider, Connor and Coleton Schubring, Tyler and Travis Schubring.
Memorials can be made out to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.
Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
We would like to thank all the wonderful care workers at Wellington Place and Hospice for their devoted care of Ardis.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. Grandma Moses.
Maryann M. Andreas, 85, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 15, 1932, in Wausau, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Lamz) Tarnow.
On May 19, 1951, she married Gilbert Andreas in Wausau. Maryann worked as a cashier for several years at 29 Super Market enjoying the many conversations with customers over the years. A devoted mother to her children and grandchildren always enjoying the many special times spent with them. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Wausau, for over 50 years, and took great pride in her strong faith in Jesus Christ our Savior.
Survivors include her children, George “Andy” Andreas, Wausau; Steven Andreas, Florence, CO; David Andreas, Wausau; Scott (Karen) Andreas ,Wausau; Vicki Andreas, Wausau; Kay (Erick) Walbeck, Wausau; grandchildren, Tabitha and Matthew, Florence, CO; Jonathon (Heather) Andreas, Wausau; Melissa Gutowski, Wausau; great grandchildren, M.J., Shyana, Syndnee, Ashlynn, Jaret, Keeley, Michael, Shania Lynn, Rylee and step grandchildren, Bryan (Erin) Walbeck, Kyle Walbeck and Hayley ( A.J.) Davis. She was further preceded in death by her husband, brother, Elmer Tarnow, sister, Minnie Lach and great grandson, Clayton M. Gutowski.
Funeral services be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1101 Elm St., Wausau, with Pastor Sue Lee officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Town of Texas. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau, and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at church. You may sign our guest book at helke.com.
The family would like to thank Ministry Home Care Hospice team and Pastor Sue for their care and support.
Arline Bertha May (nee Kuhnert) Sorenson went to her forever home on May 12, 2018. Arline was the daughter of Emma Zahrt and Robert Kuhnert born on February 22, 1929.
Arline was raised in the town of Hewitt and graduated from Wausau East High School.
She married Everett Sorenson on June 22, 1954,
She is survived by her sister, Hazel Kell and children: Patti Sorenson-Schmidt (Ray), and Brad Sorenson. Step children, Judith Seier (Russell), Gene Sorenson (Lou Ann), Carla Sanders (Patrick). Also many grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, husband Everett Sorenson, son Scott Sorenson (Marlene). Sister Alice Kuhnert and brothers Melvin and Robert Kuhnert and one son-in-law Russell Seier.
Arline was a long time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and served on the Ladies Aid. Her employment included General Tel Phone company, American Can (where she met Everett), Zimpro and Durkee Insurance Agency.
Arline was an excellent cook and enjoyed travel, knitting, playing cards and spending time up north at her cottage on Lake Alice.
A special thanks to the caregivers at Cedar Creek Manor and especially Kathy and Linda for their kindness and understanding.
Arrangements are being made by John J. Buettgen Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Schofield.
On line condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com.
Julie K. Knetter, 56, of Kronenwetter passed away surrounded by her family on Mary 14, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born to Thomas and Karen Koppa on May 3, 1962. A Mass of Christian will be on Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 603 Fourth St., Mosinee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Don Przybylski officiating.
John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.
Online condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com.