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Neal “Jack” Aschebrock
Neal E. “Jack” Aschebrock, 82, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital under Palliative Care and Hospice Services with his wife at his side.
He was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Stratford, Wisconsin, to Walter and Margaret (Miller) Aschebrock. On Aug. 16, 1958, he married Beverly Burke in Marathon, Wisconsin. They were just eight days short celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Jack attended Stratford High School. He joined the Army, stationed in Alaska from 1956-1957. He worked at Marathon Electric for 43 years, retiring in 1998.
Jack loved to work with wood. He spent many, many hours cutting wood for his “homemade” woodburner and then, using the slab wood, made several custom gun cabinets and wood boxes. He even had his own branding iron with his signature on it. Being a frugal man, he didn’t want to get rid of clothes, saying “They’re good enough for the woods!”
Jack was an avid bowler and golfer. He and Bev won many trophies. He was on leagues for both sports. He also loved playing dice and cards, but he hated playing “Crunch”! “Ya…Ya!”
His love for his family was evident in everything he did. He will be sadly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Beverly; three daughters, Kimberly (Jody) Morger, Merrill, Wisconsin, Peggy (Steve) Artz, Gleason, Wisconsin, and Jackie Aschebrock, Wausau, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, Tyler and Dillon Morger, Erin Needham, Aimee Kramolis, Megan Jeranek, Kelly Artz, Samantha Artz, Ashley Paszek and Jessica Eckes; eleven great-grandchildren, Grant Morger, Brock, Brady and Teagan Needham, Ian and Ellesandra Kramolis, Liam and Bennett Jeranek, Zoey and Zach DeGroot and Tyrin Manske. He is also survived by his sister Carol Riemer and brother Larry (Barb) Aschebrock and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Sandy Dunst, his parents, brothers Keith (Bud) Aschebrock, Wayne (Toby) Aschebrock and sister, Shirley Mueller.
A celebration of Jack’s life will take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Doepke Park, 2200 S. Mountain Road, Wausau. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Virginia L. Canfield, 89, of Weston passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Weston. She was born a twin to the late Robert and Ida (Erdman) Smith in Milwaukee on March 8, 1929. She married Harold W. Canfield on May 26, 1949; he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1994.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed singing in Wausau Senior Citizens Chorus, and was a past member of Wausau Women’s Club. She enjoyed her trips up north, going to Nascar races, gardening and being with family and friends. She will be missed so much but we know she is with her Lord.
She is survived by her daughters, Sara (Phil) Duellman, Susan (Kent) Larson, twin sister Barbara Callahan, five grandchildren — Nicholas Jarntowski, Joshua Jarntowski, Lizabeth Larson, Duke Larson and Jacob Duellman — and one niece Katherine Callahan. She was excited for the birth of her first great grandson, Jameson Jarntowski, who will be born in September.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents, and brother Robert.
A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home in Schofield, Wisconsin. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon, with Chaplin Mark Lewis officiating.
Family would like thank the following people for all the wonderful care they gave Virginia. The staff at Ministry Hospice, Hospice Nurse Jennifer Schueller, Hospice Chaplin Mark Lewis, and the staff at Rennes Health & Rehab. Special thanks to Jennifer Schowalter for all her loving care.
John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com.