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

Rose Dreikosen

Rose Marie E. Dreikosen, 85, Marathon, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born Oct. 27, 1933, in the town of Cassel, daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Kamenick) Blume. On Oct. 27, 1952, she married Allan Dreikosen at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2003.

Rose Dreikosen

Rose Marie spent many hours making prayer shawls for the Aspirus Cancer Center in Wausau. She made a total of 178 shawls. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed bowling, gardening, crocheting, playing cards, setting puzzles, baking, making candy and hosting mock weddings for family and friends. Rose Marie also enjoyed spending time volunteering at Color Vision with her church group.

Survivors include eight children, John (Mary Kay) Dreikosen, Marathon, Sandra (Steve) Atkinson, Madison, Sue (Steve) Olson, Dubuque, Iowa, Mary (Steve) Lang, Holmen, Wisconsin, James (Sue) Dreikosen, Wausau, Norbert (Nancy) Dreikosen, Wausau, Donna (Randy) Butalla, Marathon, and Lee (Lynn) Dreikosen, Merrill; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Geraldine (Tom) Fechhelm, Wausau, and Marvin (Bev) Blume, Marathon; six sisters-in-law, Joyce Huhnstock, Jean Mangold, Sister Marcella Marie Dreikosen (Diane); Rita Thompson, LaVonne (Martin) Wieloch and Val (Charles) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Allan, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Lou Dreikosen; one grandson, Travis Dreikosen; and one sister, Dorothy Springer as well as two sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Dorothy Jacobi

Dorothy Jacobi, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Dorothy Jacobi

She was born May 7, 1932, in Elderon, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Herman and Flora (Schumacher) Hohensee. On Oct. 20, 1956, she married Lloyd Jacobi at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2013.

Dorothy was a homemaker and was very active with the Ladies Aid at Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling, photography and reading.

Survivors include her son, Orin; daughters, Melissa, Linette and Jenny; five grandchildren; sister, Mildred Hegewald and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Lloyd, she was preceded in death by a son, Kevin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau. Rev. Scott Holoubek will officiate. Burial will be in Mechanic’s Ridge Cemetery, town of Wausau. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Pete Oknewski

Pete Oknewski, 69, of Wittenberg died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Ascension Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

Pete Oknewski

He was born on Oct. 20, 1949, in Merrill, son of the late Andrew and Lois (Brown) Oknewski. He served his country for 11 years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On Nov. 29, 1978, he married Diane Staszak in Wausau. She survives.

Pete and his family lived in Denver, Colorado, for 20 years where he worked as a truck driver and was also a driving instructor. In 2004, they moved back to the area to be near family and to enjoy all of the seasons and outdoor activities that Wisconsin has to offer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed playing cribbage. He will be remembered for making others laugh, and will be missed as the neighborhood babysitter.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, and their two children, Nicole Oknewski and Travis Oknewski, all of Wittenberg; two grandchildren, Jasmine Rayne and Aurora Leigh Rose Oknewski; his siblings, Leon (Joy) Oknewski of Florida, Margaret Pardini of North Carolina, Frances (Martin, Jr.) Little Wolf, of Wittenberg, Tony Oknewski of Neenah, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Peter, Jr., his siblings, Victor, Rose Marie Oestrich, and two infant brothers, Matthew and Joseph.

A Commitment Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Native American Church, Potch Chee Nunk. Mr. Corwin Roth, Sr. will officiate. Interment will be in the John Stacy Memorial Cemetery, Wittenberg, where military honors will be conducted. Visitation will be on Friday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the church.

Memories and condolences may be given at or on Facebook at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the Wittenberg Fire and Ambulance Service, and Saint Clare’s Hospital Emergency Room staff for the care that they gave to Pete.