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Wausau area obituaries, Aug. 20

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

Alvin Richard Dallman

Alvin Richard Dallman, 94, of Wausau passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on February 6, 1924 in the town of Bern, the son of the late Gustav and Alma (Muenchow) Dallman. On April 8, 1950 Alvin married Irene Richmond in Wausau.

Alvin served in the Army during WWII with the 72nd Signal Corp in the Pacific Islands. Upon his return from service he worked for Wausau Concrete for over 30 years in the maintenance department. In his free time he enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was also a Packers and Brewers fan and liked to gather with family and friends.

Survivors include his son Jerry Klatt, Wausau, 7 grandchildren Neasa (Tom) Kraemer, Mike Klatt, Ross (Michelle) Klatt, Shawn (Michelle) Klatt, Sherry (Rodger) Nordquist, Linda Klatt all of Wausau and Patty (Mark) Huntala, Marinette, 13 great grandchildren and 2 daughter-in-laws Joyce Klatt, Wausau, and Lorraine Klatt, Stratford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene, brothers Alfred, Gustav, and Herbert, sister Myrtle Marquis and 3 sons Clifford, Butch, and Earl Klatt.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Grace United Church of Christ, 535 S.3rd Ave, Wausau, Rev. Julie Goranson will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, town of Texas with Military Honors. You may sign the family guest book at helke.com


Katherine “Kay” Heckendorf

Katherine “Kay” Helen Heckendorf, 73, Town of Hewitt, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 under the care of family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Kay was born September 30, 1944 in Marshfield to the late Elmer and Barbara (Beck) Radtke.  Following her graduation from Rib Lake High School, she moved to Milwaukee to work and earned an Associate of Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Accounting.  She married Gordon Roseland and the couple had one daughter, Denise.  Sadly, Gordon died in October of 1977.  Joy once again found Kay when she married Elroy Heckendorf in October 1979 and the couple went on to spend over 38 years together.  Over the years, she was a dedicated accountant and business manager for Penske Truck Leasing, WSAU/WIFC Radio and WFXS Television until her retirement in June 2012.

Kay was a determined and tenacious woman, but she was always a very loving wife, mother, and supportive, encouraging friend.  She admired and appreciated her husband’s inventiveness and was proud of her strong and independent daughter.  Kay treasured the times spent with family, especially holidays and large get-togethers she would host for family and friends alike.  Always one to whistle while she worked, some of her favorite times were spent cooking and baking with her sister, Barb, to be given away to family and friends.  Kay also loved spending time in her “especially huge garden” growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables which lead her to can countless jars of jams, vegetables, and sauces.  Her free time often found her reading mysteries, listening to music, especially blue grass, and relaxing at the family lake home or attending blue grass music festivals.

Kay had a devout commitment to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and participated in the choir, Women’s Bible Study and Library Guild.  She was also an enthusiastic member of the Bow the Knee cast and proudly performed for several years.

Kay is survived by her loving husband, Elroy; beloved daughter, Dr. Denise (Tammy) Roseland of Fresno, CA; brother, Ronald (Kathy) Rusch of Waupaca; sister, Ruth (Herb) Scheithauer of Rib Lake; many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and the children of friends who called her Grandma Kay.  She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Neil) Habeck and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond (Velda) Rusch.

The funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Easton.  Pastor Ryan Fehrmann will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday at the church.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at helke.com.

A heartfelt word of thanks goes to the nurses and staff of Marshfield Cancer Clinic and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their compassionate care for Kay and her family.


Jeanette “Jenny” Hack

Jeanette “Jenny” Geralyn Hack, 49, of Marathon, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at St. Clare’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 20, 1969, to her loving parents John (Jack) and Mary Ann Neuens, of Wausau. Jenny grew up in Edgar, and eventually met the love of her life, Michael “Mike” Hack. The two exchanged vows on March 23, 1991 in Edgar.

Jenny was an amazing wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend. Jenny’s biggest goals in life were to be a wife and mother, at which she excelled. Jenny enjoyed taking vacations to Alabama with her sister, getting her nails done, reading, and spending time with her kids and family. She has also always enjoyed cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Jenny will be sadly missed by her husband, Mike Hack, her daughters, Jessica and Mindy Hack, her parents, Jack and Mary Ann Neuens, her mother-in-law, Marilyn Hack, her brothers and sisters, Barbara (Tim) James, Dan (Christine) Neuens, Michelle (Tim) Dahlke, Sarah (Dave) Stenberg, Angie (Thad) Jones, Jon (Sarah) Neuens, sister-in-law, Karen (Dan) Swenson, nieces and nephews, Zachary, Alexandra, David, Ashley, Nathanial, Kaytlyn, Isaac, Cameron, Devin, Stevie, Roscoe, Cynthia, and Ben, her beloved dog Shandi, and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by both her maternal, and paternal grandparents, along with her father-in-law, Louis.

The family would like to thank all the nurses, doctors, and staff at St. Clare’s Hospital who took

such excellent care of her throughout her stay.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Marathon. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com


Charles Deininger

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.  The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside.  Inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon and again on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  The members of American Legion, Alois Dreikosen Post #469, Marathon will have a military vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Marathon funeral home and also military honors Saturday at the church.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

A full obituary will be posted in the near future.


Jerome “Jerry” Grych

Jerome "Jerry" Grych

Jerome “Jerry” S. Grych, 55, Weston, died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 19, 2018, surrounded by his family after stoically battling brain cancer.

He was born August 29, 1962, in Wausau WI, the son of the late Stanley and Estelle (Ogiba) Grych. Jerry married Lynn Olejniczak on June 18, 1988 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild.

Jerry was a loving, compassionate and supportive husband, brother, uncle and friend. For more than 35 years Jerry enjoyed going to work at L&S Electric. He was dedicated to both the company and to all his coworkers, putting 110% into every work day.

He had a love for making homemade pasta with Lynn and baking homemade bread just as his Dad did. He loved the outdoors and being active outside. His home away from home was the Northwoods where he and Lynn spent a good part of their Summers on the shores of Crystal Lake enjoying a peaceful kayak ride, biking, swimming and the tranquility of a quiet summer night around a campfire.

Survivors besides his wife, Lynn, include a brother Philip (Rosemary) Grych; three sisters, Judy (Neil) Weinhandl, Roxann Wernberg, Barb (Rick) Letto; in-laws Stanley and Lorraine Olejniczak; one sister-in-law Lori Richgels; seven nieces and nephews, Adrian Grych, Julie Grych, Jessica (Gavin) Hutchinson, Jordan Letto, Ben (Kristin) Wernberg, Adam Letto and Lia Richgels; as well as two great nephews, Darian Harvey and Everett Huchinson; and one great niece, Elina Hutchinson.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Grych, father Stanley Grych, and a brother, Mark Grych.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 113 W. Kort St, Rothschild. The Rev. Louis Britto will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23rd at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee and again Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.bestefh.com

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the UW Carbone Cancer Center are welcome. (600 Highland Ave, K4/658, Madison, WI 53792-6164)

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