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

Dorothy Martino

Dorothy M. Martino, 91, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at North Central Health Care, Wausau.

Dorothy Martino

She was born May 23, 1928, in Wausau, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Guiniso) Martino. She worked for many years as a meat cutter at Red Owl followed by being self-employed as a painter. In her younger years, she enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with her mom and sister. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and especially liked taking trips to the casino.

Survivors includes many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence and John; her sisters, Domenica (Neca), Mary, Catherine and Jenny.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee, with Rev. Don Meuret presiding. Visitation will be in the church at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

The family would like to thank Inclusa for all their help in the last eight years and the North Central Health Care Center (Garden View) for their excellent care of Dorothy.

Online condolences may be expressed at petersonkraemer.com.


Alice Podruch

Alice (Sniegoski) Podruch passed away peacefully at Aspirus Hospice House on Feb. 7, 2020, at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Louis L. Podruch, in 2010. Alice was born July 11, 1924, in Wausau to Stanley Sniegoski and Anna (Witucki) Sniegoski. She is the loving mother of Mary (Ron) Retzke, LeeAnn (David L . Johnson) Podruch, Paul Podruch and Lucy (Joe) Conard. She is preceded in death by her brother, John Sniegoski, and her daughter-in-law, Terri  Podruch.

Alice Podruch

Alice was the proud grandmother of Jonathan, Anna, and Michal (Rachel) Retzke; Emily and Alexander Podruch Johnson; Mick Podruch; Bennett (Alexandra) and Claire Conard; and great-grandsons Lucas and Nicholas Retzke.

Alice attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing and graduated in 1945 with her degree in nursing, a time she remembered with fondness for the friends she made and the education she received. Upon graduation, Alice met the love of her life, Louis, while working for a physician in the same building that Dr. Podruch had his dental practice.

Faith and family were the guideposts that Alice lived her life by. Her children and grandchildren remember the bountiful holiday meals prepared by Alice with love from cherished family recipes. “Nonnie” will be remembered for her seasonal beautifully decorated cut-out cookies that were a special treat for all who experienced them.

Alice’s favorite summer place was the family cottage on Pike Lake in Hatley, Wisconsin. Many memories were made at the cottage beginning when she began dating her future husband, Louis. Over the many years, summers were spent at the lake with her husband, her children and later their spouses, and the grandchildren and great-grand-children.

The family is especially appreciative of the care Alice received and the friends she made over the past nine years while residing at Primrose Retirement Community and Primrose Memory Care.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 15, at noon at Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. The Rev. William Grevatch will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marathon County Public Library Foundation at mcpl.us/about/donate.

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


Gerald Writz

Gerald G. Writz, 68, Wausau, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at his home.

Gerald Writz

He was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Marshfield, son of George Writz, Wausau and the late Laurene (Passehl) Writz.  Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War.

For several years, Gerald drove truck for Central Beer Distributors and later retired as a truck driver from Wausau Homes. He enjoyed learning and reading about the military in history. Among his favorite pastimes were tinkering in the garage and caring for the stray cats in the neighborhood.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela (fiancé, Lucas Niewolny) Writz, Wausau, Katelyn Writz, Marathon, Cassandra (boyfriend Lorenzo Macias) Writz, Marathon, his father, George Writz, Wausau, a sister, Sharon (Jim) West, Wausau.

Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the Sixth Street funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at petersonkraemer.com.


Geraldine “Geri” Hobbs-Albright

Geraldine “Geri” Sandra Hobbs-Albright, 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

Geraldine “Geri Hobbs-Albright

She was born April 6, 1940, in Hinsdale, Illinois, daughter of the late Edward and Deloris (Anderson) Stemm.  On July 23, 1988, she married James Albright in Merrill, Wisconsin.

Geri worked as a special education teacher in Antigo, Wisconsin, until her retirement. She was very artistic and enjoyed making crafts, jewelry and stamping, as well as camping and traveling with Jim.

In addition to her husband; Jim, Geri is survived by four children; Mark Hobbs, Elizabethton, Tennessee, Kimberly Fielder, Aurora, Illinois, Michael Hobbs, Plover, Wisconsin, and Matthew (Jody) Hobbs, Phoenix, Arizona, two stepchildren; Paula (John) Pruss, Ashland, Wisconsin, and Scott (Carla) Albright, South Carolina, eight grandchildren; Paul, Christine, Erich, Rose, Katherine, Jamie, Danielle and Matalyn, four step-grandchildren; Andrew, Jacob, Carleigh and Leora, three great grandchildren; Lainie, Maxton and Theodore and a brother; Edward (Jean) Stemm, Joliet, Illinois, and a sister residing in Illinois.

Besides her parents, Geri was preceded in death by her brother Jimmy.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at petersonkraemer.com.


Jenneva Marohl

Jenneva Marohl died Saturday, Feb. 8, at Copperleaf Assisted Living in Schofield after a lengthy battle with MS.

She was born Oct. 4, 1952, the daughter of the late Albert and Bernadine Tesch. She attended Woodlawn Elementary and Marathon Schools, graduating in 1970. She married Anthony “Tony” Marohl on July 14, 1973.

Jenneva worked at Marathon Cheese before moving to Wausau, where she was employed as a CNA and a ward clerk at North Central Health Care Center from the late 1970s through most of the 1980s.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Tony; their son Jeremy and daughter-in-law Carrie Marohl, and their children, Megan, Vince and Kendall, all of Wausau; her sister Darlene Rothenberger; brother Randy (Sharon) Tesch; and sister Renee (Thomas) Thomsen; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Jenneva was preceded in death by her siblings, Terry Tesch, Barby Wilde, Wanda Zimmerman and her brother Joseph who died shortly after birth.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau.

Prior to her death, Jenneva expressed that her thanks should be given to Interim Health Care Hospice Program, which provided support to her and her family; as well as the staff at Copperleaf for their care of Jenneva, especially during her final days.

Family and friends may go to helke.com to leave online condolences.

Jenneva did not want a traditional funeral service. Much like she lived her life, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances honoring Jenneva be in the form of random acts of kindness or contributions to the charity of your choice.


Randolf “Lee” Will

Randolf ‘Lee’ Will, 71, of Schofield passed away on Feb. 5, 2020.

Lee was born on March 20, 1948, in Broken Bow, Nebraska, to the late Arnold and Twila (Whiteman) Will. He graduated from high school in 1966 and completed trade school in 1968;before joining the United States Marine Corps and serving his country honorably. Randolf was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal W/2, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/device, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal (1st Award).

For many years Lee was the “Carpenter of Oz,” at the Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre where he spent countless hours creating the sets for the children’s plays. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, loved to create his “whimsies,” and was proud of his service to his country. But most important to him were his family and friends. Lee will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his siblings, Alan C. (Carolyn) Will of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Deborah (Jerome) Warpehoski of Crandon, and Althea Schaepe of Merrill; nieces and nephews, Charles (Nancy Shore) Warpehoski and their children Camille and Oren, Ann (Andy) Radil and their son Henry and Jennifer (Noah) Warpehoski-Fulcher and Adiah.

There will be a celebration of Lee’s life in the spring of 2020. Family and friends may go to helke.com to sign the family guestbook.

Lee’s family wishes to thank the amazing caregivers from Aspirus Home Care for all their care during these last years.


Richard Eibenholzl

Richard F. Eibenholzl, 77, of Antigo died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo.

Richard Eibenholzl

The son of Anton Jr. and Agnes (Probst) Eibenholzl, Richard was born on Sept. 28, 1942, in Mattoon.

Richard was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the John Owen American Legion Post #287, Mattoon.

On Oct. 5, 1968, Richard was united in marriage to Nancy Metko at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mattoon.

After marriage, the couple moved to Green Bay where Richard was employed at Fort Howard Paper. After retirement, the couple moved back to the town of Hutchins in 2005. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church, Phlox, and enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren were certainly the loves of his life.

Richard is survived by his wife, Nancy Eibenholzl of Antigo; two children, Deb (Marty) Franzen of Antigo and Kevin (Julie) Eibenholzl of Pulaski; six grandchildren, Samantha Franzen, Melanie (Mike) Mack, Taylor Eibenholzl, Lexi Eibenholzl, Kayla Notz and Bella Eibenholzl; three sisters, Dorothy (Shelby) Schreiber of Mattoon, Ann (Dan) Praslowicz of Mattoon and Rose (Rueben) Eckardt of Birnamwood and his beloved dog, Pooh Bear. He is further survived by his siblings-in-law, Tom (Germaine) Metko of Kimberly, Marge (Wally) Mueller of Scandinavia, Kathy (Mike) White of Mattoon, Don (Corinne) Metko of Phlox, Bill (Sandy) Metko of Mattoon, Pat Metko of Phlox and Ella Metko of Appleton, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jenni Eibenholzl, and two brothers, Bob and Anton III ‘Butch’. He was further preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Alfred and Margaret Metko and siblings-in-law, Al (Audrey) Metko, Dan Metko, Jerry Metko, Ralph Metko and Erbin Metko.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church, Phlox. Fr. Edmundo Siguenza will preside. Military rites will be conducted by the John Owen American Legion Post #287, Mattoon, immediately following the Mass at the church. Burial will take place in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home of Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

The family would like to thank the physicians and medical staff at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, the Oncology Center and the General Clinic.