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Wausau area obituaries, July 13

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


Domonic Hoppa
Dominic Hoppa of Bevent died Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Domonic Hoppa

He was born Dec. 31, 1920. Dominic helped farm the Hoppa homestead for a number of years. He also logged, taking part in some of the initial logging of Rib Mountain. Most of his adult life, however, he worked as a carpenter and roofer. Drive past one of the many barns in Marathon County and there is a good chance that Dominic roofed it.

Dominic never married but there wasn’t a lady around that would turn him down to dance a polka.

He was preceded in death by his infant twin sister, Dominica, and 12 other brothers and sisters. He is survived by one brother, Richard.

Dominic will be truly missed by his great nephew and his great nephew’s family.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com.

Adele Nordwig

Adele M. Nordwig of Tomah, formerly of Bowler, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at A Touch of Home assisted living, Tomah.

Adele Nordwig

She was born on Oct. 8, 1928, in Bonduel, daughter of the late John and Ida (Heller) Liesner. On June 6, 1955, she married Harry Nordwig in Bonduel. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2002.

Adele worked as a bookkeeper for the Bowler School District for 31 years, a job she truly enjoyed. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah, where she was a part of their Sarah Circle and Elderberries. She enjoyed needlework, knitting, crocheting, sewing, cross stitch, gardening and traveling.

Survivors include her son, Thomas (Kelly Wang-Nordwig) Nordwig, of Tomah; two step-daughters, Nancy (Meril) Schultz, of The Villages, Florida, and Bonnie (Larry) Trieglaff, of Cocoa Beach, Florida; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, LeRoy Liesner, of Bonduel, Etta Ninman, of Shawano, and Nora (Bill) Klinger, of Flippen, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harry, and two brothers, John and Jerry Liesner.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda. Vicor Lois Graper will officiate.  urial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 96, Tilleda, WI 54978.

The family would like to thank the staff of Touch of Home assisted living for the care they have shown to Adele over the last three years.

Roy Schmidt

Roy H. Schmidt, 84, Birnamwood, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Roy Schmidt

He was born on Dec. 29, 1933, in Birnamwood, the son of the late Fred and Erma (Kufahl) Schmidt.

Roy was a 1953 graduate of Birnamwood High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1956-1958.

On April 19, 1969, Roy was united in marriage to Judith Peterson at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. She survives.
The couple farmed the original farmstead in the town of Birnamwood. One could always recognize their farm by the large “Shalom” greeting on their barn. Roy enjoyed polka dancing, playing cards and deer hunting. Roy also enjoyed helping at the Sugarbush Pheasant Ranch. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. He loved all children, especially his grandchildren and was affectionately known as the M & M Man.

Roy is survived by his wife, Judith of Birnamwood; a daughter, Jodi (Chris) Kluck of the town of Bevent; daughter-in-law, Barbara Schmidt of Hortonville; grandchildren, Alec, Anna, Emily, Brady and Sawyer; siblings, Doris Schmidt of Wittenberg, Murl Hahs of Wittenberg, Verna Viegut of Birnamwood, Milton (Suzanne) Schmidt of Birnamwood, Earl (Judy) Schmidt of Birnamwood, Carol Kocina of Independence, Minnesota, and Rachel (Tom) Kluck of Tomahawk and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lance; brothers, Donald and David in infancy and one sister, Erma Jean.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. Rev. John Meachen will officiate. Visitation will be on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Military rites will be conducted by the Darling-Gunderson American Legion Post #341, Birnamwood.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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