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

Raymond Krueger

Raymond H. Krueger, 91, Wausau passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Raymond Krueger

He was born June 16, 1928, in Wausau, son of the late Paul and Anna (Butt) Krueger.

For over 34 years Ray worked as an equipment operator for the Marathon County Highway Department, retiring in 1990.  Some of his favorite pastimes included gardening, lawn work, traveling, being a church usher, the retirement club and AFSCME #15.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Krueger, daughter, Lois (Russell) Bauer, brother Bennie (Doris) Krueger, sister Viola Brunow, sister Dorothy Wiesman, and many nephews and nieces.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Melvin, brother in-law Eldor Brunow, sister in-law Delores Krueger and close companion Irene Zaitz.


Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. The Rev. Zach Holdorf will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be implemented during the visitation and funeral. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

Ray’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Mountain Terrace Assisted Living for the past year of wonderful care and support they all gave him during his stay with them. Also a sincere thank you to the Aspirus ER and hospital staff during this pandemic.


Gladys Langenhahn

Gladys Ann Langenhahn, 82, of Wausau passed away at her home on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Gladys Langenhahn

She was born in Wausau on May 16, 1938, to the late Aldoph and Geraldine (Schaut) Zimmermann. She married Allen Langenhahn in the town of Easton on June 6, 1959. For 44 years, they loved each other unconditionally, until Allen passed away in 2003.

Reading, traveling, going on a picnic, and line dancing with the Silver Liners were some of the things that Gladys enjoyed. She would volunteer whenever she could to help with the kids. She was a 4-H leader Sunday School Teacher a member of the Red Hats and Ladies Aid. Gladys was a cosmetology instructor and a cosmetologist for 43 years; She also owned her own hair salon. Gladys will remain in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her.

Gladys is survived by her children, Richard (Victoria) of Wausau, Jeffrey (Nicole) of Plover, Tracey (Brad) Juedes of Pulaski and Dean (Jessica) Waukegan, Illinois; grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley, Steffaney, Lauren (Mike), Nicholas, Cassidy, Shayla, and Nora; great-grandchildren, Chanel and EvaMarie; sister Ellen Zimmermann and brother, Garth (Dave) Zimmermann.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Private family services will be held with a Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. Entombment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to go to www.helke.com to leave an online condolence.


Christopher Guite

Christopher Adam Guite, 37, of Wausau died at home on May 11, 2020.

Son to the late Benjamin Guite and Rhonda Opper, Chris was born in Antigo on June 20, 1982. After completing high school, he went on to the Tech and received his certification in both welding and maintenance services.

Chris was a big man with an even bigger heart; he was a “Gentle Giant” who would do anything for anyone. He had a love for going fast, getting and giving tattoos and art. Chris was an amazing brother, fiancé, father and friend. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Chris is survived by his son, Hunter; fiancée Christi Elliott; brothers, Ashley Guite and Justin Schwede; as well as his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad, mom and brother Tyler.

Family and friends may go to helke.com to leave an online condolence. Please check helke.com for service date and times. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with services.


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