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Wausau area obituaries, June 22

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Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston.

Thomas Koehler

Thomas M. Koehler, 63, Wausau, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at his home, under the care of Ministry Hospice after a short illness.

Thomas Koehler

He was born Dec. 20, 1954, in Wausau, son of the late James and Caroline (Schultz) Koehler. After graduating from high school, he went to work at Kraft Foods in Wausau, retiring after 43 years of service.

Among his favorite pastimes, Thomas enjoyed scuba diving in the Bahamas, hunting, fishing, photography, motorcycling, windsurfing and spending time at the cottage in Harrison Hills.

Survivors include his brother Randy (Connie) Koehler, Schofield, his cat “Maggie,” several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Str., Wausau, and again on Monday from 10 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.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Ascension St. Clare’s and Ministry Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Thomas.


Dorothy Hartman

Dorothy (Ginger) Helen Hartman, 55, passed away peacefully on her birthday, Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, under the care of the Palliative Care Unit.

Dorothy Hartman

She was born to Walt and Leota (Sida) Hartman on June 17, 1963, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. She received her GED after high school and attended Sawyer Business School online, studying Business Management and Criminal Justice.

We remember Dorothy to almost always have a ready and infectious laugh with the endearing smile. She loved joking around with her family the most because they could always make her laugh the most. She looked forward to the times spent with family and friends; that was very important to her.

She also enjoyed listening to R&B musicians, like Elvis, The Greg Highlands Band and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In addition, she loved to dance, knit and watch movies.

She is survived by her parents, two sons, Shane Fendos, Chris Rusch, siblings; Walter, Karl, Jim (Leah), and Pat, Athena (Paul) Hoefs, Leota (Shane) Steele, Linetta (Ken) Charnecke, and Paula (Brad) Brummond, along with one granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and fraternal grandparents.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family at this time. 


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