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

Lorraine Romang

She was born May 29, 1921, in Marathon, daughter of the late Reinhold and Elsie (Anklam) Genger. On Sept. 23, 1944, she married Robert Romang in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1992.

Lorraine Romang

In her younger years, Lorraine worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee and then returned home to work at Employers Mutual in Wausau and later went on to be a homemaker. Lorraine was proud to be a member of the Hillcrest Homemakers Club in Marathon.

Survivors include one niece, Sharon Arden, two nephews, Bruce Genger and Steven Genger, and a special friend Suzette Oelke.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ryles and Myron Genger and a nephew, Kevin Genger.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, Marathon. The Rev. Jon Hadler will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call on Tuesday from noon until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Reynolds

Mary Jane Reynolds, 72, passed away on July 20 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary Reynolds

Mary was born on June 8, 1948, in Wausau, Wisconsin, to Mable (Thorson) and Daniel Wallace. Mary attended UW-Stevens Point, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and UW-Stout, where she received her master’s degree in family therapy. She worked for the Marathon County Department of Social Services for 30 years before retiring.

Mary had a bigger than life personality and loved to laugh. She enjoyed spending time out in nature while gardening and camping. She had a love for bluegrass music and playing her guitar. She made many friends who became like family while attending her favorite music festivals, Mellen Jam and The Jackpine Jamboree. She treasured time spent in the company of her family and friends.

Mary is survived by her son, Nelson, his family Leah and their sons, Micah, Jonah and Ukiah; daughter, Cassidy Reynolds, and her partner Gabriel; companion, Dennis Marks; sisters, Dorothy Brand and Laurie Vazquez; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Mable; and brothers, John and Dan.

Special thanks to the staff of Aspirus palliative services for the excellent care they provided for Mary.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

The Neighbors’ Place, 745 Scott St., Wausau, WI 54403

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