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

Martin Steffen

Martin Leroy Steffen, 62, of Birnamwood, formerly of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Autumn Lane Family Care, Birnamwood.

Martin Steffen

He was born on Dec. 5, 1955, in Wausau to the late Leroy and Alma (Ebert) Steffen. Martin grew up in the Wausau area and attended Wausau West High School. For many years, Martin worked for the Wausau Department of Public Works as a truck driver and a plow operator. He knew all the streets of Wausau like the back of his hand. Martin enjoyed driving and this was a perfect job for him. He also enjoyed baseball and the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his children, Casey (Tammy) Steffen, Ondrea Desimone, and Marissa (Mitchell) Gates; grandchildren, Alexzander, Haley, Alyssa, Shawna, Cheyenne, Hunter, Kara, and Ava; sister, Susan Wendorf; niece, Lara Groshek; and nephews, Tad Wendorf and Jon Wendorf.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Richard Wendorf.

A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park, town of Texas.

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Kameron Frisinger

Kameron “Kam” Frisinger, 22, passed away in his apartment on Monday, May 27, 2019. He was born Oct. 9, 1996, in Wausau to Kirk and Kerri (Tesch) Frisinger and the youngest brother to Kallen and Kendra Frisinger. Kameron’s life was cut short from complications due to diabetes. Our family will forever miss him but celebrate his life as Kam is now at peace with his grandfather, great grandparents and uncle.

Kameron Frisinger

As a child, Kam enjoyed sports, wrestling and playing football. In high school and after graduating, he found a passion and talent for bowling, participating in several leagues and competing at the state level earning several medals. Snowboarding, snowmobiling and gaming were more of his interests. A consistent love in Kam’s life was camping and his campground family at River’s Edge in Stevens Point. He was an avid animal lover and spent time with his dogs, cats, bird and those of his extended family and friends.

Kameron is survived by his parents, Kirk and Kerri of Wausau, brother, Kallen of Madison, sister, Kendra of Wausau, paternal grandmother, Karen Frisinger of Mosinee, maternal grandparents, Hank and Marlene Berna of Weston and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Kameron’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  You may sign our family guest book at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family with donations forwarded to Camp Lakota (American Diabetes Foundation) in Rosholt, Wisconsin.

We would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Pastika Independent Living Services, Mirror Image and Inclusa who helped Kam achieve his goal of independent living. We especially thank Kou Xiong of Reflective Choices who not only supported Kam and our family but was our “rock” and a true friend.

Robert Trzebiatowski

Robert Frank Trzebiatowski, 78, of Stevens Point passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Robert Trzebiatowski

Bob was born in Amherst to the late Frank and Genevieve (Konkol) Trzebiatowski. He graduated from Amherst High School in 1958. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1959 to 1963. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Fisher’s Dairy, where he met Sandy Nowak. They were married Oct. 8, 1966.

Bob worked for the Stevens Point Fire Department until he retired as a lieutenant after 25 years of service. After retirement, Bob worked for several other businesses, including Koch Oil and Freda’s Meat Market. He also worked with his friends Sonny and Fritz at Gollon’s Bait, then went on to work at Gollon Brothers.

Bob enjoyed watching Wisconsin sports teams on TV, crosswords, playing cards, reading any newspaper he could find, bowling, hunting, fishing and talking. Given the chance, he’d talk your ear off on current events and stories from “back in the day.”

Bob is survived by his wife, Sandy; and children, Lori, Brian, Lisa (Ron) Peskie and Kristin (Scott Knapp) Trzebiatowski. His grandchildren: Alyssa and Ryan Peskie and Kayden Knapp will miss their “Oh-No”. Bob is further survived by his brother, Al (Gayle); and sisters, Carol (Bob) Lea and Juanita (Lindy) Nott; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan who helped Bob at the bus stop by Copp’s East, the nurses and staff at the Atrium, the oncology department at Ascension St. Michael’s and Ascension Hospice Care.

Per Bob’s wishes, no services will be held.

The Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit