Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston.
Marian M. Stadler, 71, of Weston passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield.
She was born on April 23, 1948, in Birnamwood, daughter of the late Elton Sr. and Marie (Bultman) Bauch.
Marian was happiest when she was helping others. She loved caring for people and was always quick to lend a hand. She made many trips to those in need, delivering groceries. She was a great cook, and was known for her baking, making many cakes for friend’s weddings. She was a member of a homemaker’s club for many years. Marian and Bob were members of the Rib Mountain Riders Motorcycle club, and she loved going to races with him where she made many friends.
Survivors include her significant other of over 22 years, Robert Kluender of Weston; three children, Angie (Randy) Bliese of Wausau, Neil Stadler of Birnamwood, and Alan Stadler (Freya Berntson) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two grandchildren, Brandon and Zachary Fraser; stepgrandson, Justin Bliese; four sisters, Millie Swets of Delavan, Wisconsin, Elaine (Art) Schmitt of Birnamwood, Lillian (Michael) Dikovitsky of Texas, and Ramona Bauch of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Robert’s children, Stephanie (Josh) Seyfert, Brian, Carrie (Mike Abel), and Marck.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Bessette, and brother, Elton Bauch, Jr.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson St., Schofield. Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hope Lodge, 611 W. Doege St., Marshfield, WI 54449. Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories and condolences may be shared at brainardfuneral.com.
Dorothy Jean Schultz of Wausau passed away surrounded by her family at Benedictine Living Community on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 81.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 1, 1938, to the late Harmon and Cora Cline in Polar, Wisconsin. In her younger years, Dorothy liked to go to dances. She graduated from Antigo High School in 1956. She worked for Employer’s Insurance until 1966, when she found her calling as an exemplary homemaker and mother to her two children, Gordon and Kim.
She was most recently a deli clerk at Pick ‘N Save and County Market grocery stores. Though her love of cooking and baking was always evident, the love she had for her family shined like a bright light as a devoted mother and grandmother. Her selfless personality and giving way of life allowed her to always be present in the lives of her family; always putting them first. She, along with her green thumb, will be deeply missed.
She leaves behind two children, Gordon (fiancé, Kristin Verhulst) Schultz of Weston, and Kim (Donald) Uttech of Wausau; two grandsons, Kyle Uttech and Brandon Uttech; siblings, Len (Eileen) Cline, Harold (Sharon) Cline, Lyman (Rose) Cline, and Shirley (Robert) Geier.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams St., Wausau. Rev. Zach Holdorf of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, town of Texas.
Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com.
Maynard “Mac” McCallin
You may think you have never heard of Mac McCallin, but perhaps, maybe you have.
If you have ever eaten a monkeytail at the fair, then you knew Mac, for he coined the name, “Monkeytail,” and introduced them to our area 55 years ago.
If you ever bought a Christmas tree, or devoured a delicious chocolate malt from the West Side Tasty Treat, then you knew Mac, because he and his wife, Bonnie, owned the Tasty Treat from 1966 to 1998, and it continued in the family until 2011.
Mac and Bonnie founded MAC Productions, and created the craft/gift event, Art World, held annually the weekend after Labor Day in Wausau’s Marathon Park. You may have enjoyed yourself at other events he and Bonnie created in Eagle River: Watermelon Days, Strawberry Fest and Apple Harvest Days.
Mac was an entrepreneur, before being an entrepreneur was cool, having done everything from being the front man for the Ice Royales in the 60s, to selling sunglasses on TV in the 70s, informercial style, before informercials were invented. He was a man of his own making with a flair for creating something out of nothing. “I just want to make things nice for everybody,” he would always say – and he always did. That was Mac.
Mac was born June 1, 1938, in Wausau, Wisconsin, and died on Oct. 25, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family. He enlisted in the United States Marines in 1957 and served until 1960. Later that year, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Weyneth, and together they lived an adventurous life. Later in life they spent winter months in Naples, Florida, where they made many wonderful, cherished friends. Mac has three daughters: Wanda (Otis) Oleson, Kristi (Jon) Polzin, and Stacey (Jason) Thon. He also has eight grandchildren: Seth and Jesse Oleson, Spencer and Bailey Loomis, Kirstie and Kendra Polzin, and Lauren and Ian Thon. Mac is preceded in death by his son-in-law Kristofer “Otis” Oleson.
We will forever miss this man who taught us to be strong, independent and fearless, and face the rest of our days with his gift of courage and strength.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral home, 1302 N. Sixth St., Wausau, WI 54403, visitation with the family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a short service beginning at 6 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
Ruth B. Prahl, 93, town of Easton, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
She was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Wausau, daughter of the late August and Bertha (Glawe) Banik. On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Warren Prahl in Wausau. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2009.
Ruth enjoyed her role as a homemaker, farmer’s wife and mother of eight children. She was a longtime member of St John’s Lutheran Church, and the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League). She and her late husband were active participants in Laborers for Christ, helping to build/remodel churches across the U.S. for many years. Ruth also volunteered her time transcribing Sunday school lessons into braille. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed playing games, including, Scrabble, Cribbage, Uno and putting together jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include, seven children, Robert (Mary Jo) Prahl, Wausau, Richard (Patsy) Prahl, Wausau, Randall (Debbie) Prahl, Berlin, Geraldine “Geri” Luer, Wausau, Joan (Harvey) Retzack, Wausau, Georgette “Gigi” (Mark) Koenig, Chippewa Falls and Russell (Holly) Prahl, Wausau; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Darlene Prahl, Fern Banik and Viola Banik.
Besides her parents and husband, Warren, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Prahl; and her siblings, William Banik, Arnold Banik, Ida Sahr, Lydia Schauss, Herbert Banik and Margaret Prahl.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, 164923 County Road Z (town of Easton) Wausau. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at the church.