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Mary Pepowski

Mary Pepowski

Mary B. Pepowski, passed away unexpectedly and too soon, at the age of 59, on July 29, 2020, while at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. 

Mary was born Aug. 21, 1960, in De Pere, Wisconsin, to Georgiana (Hazen) Plamann. She married Joseph Pepowski on April 20, 1985. Mary grew up in DePere, where she excelled in basketball. Mary was a varsity player her freshman year and played in the state tournament. She went on to attend UW Stout and graduated with degrees in vocational rehabilitation and special education. It was during this time she met Joe. Mary and Joe purchased The Mint Cafe in 1990, after giving birth to son Peter and being pregnant with daughter Angela.

Mary was an artist who worked in several different mediums. She loved flowers, especially zinnias. Mary was a lover of all animals and spent most of her adult life fostering cats and volunteering at New Life Pet Adoption. She also spent years of her life participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program at the Boys and Girls Club. Mary will be remembered for her upbeat personality, love for everyone, and generosity. We will all miss her big heart, sense of humor and her cooking skills at The Mint. 

We will miss her sending Joe on late night trips to Dairy Queen, decorating the house for Christmas, her love of all things colorful, stocking up on meat from Zillman’s when Peter came home, her love of storytelling, getting her nails done with Angela, and her inability to say no to “Jurassic Park” or Lifetime movies. Mary also had a great love for her adopted grandson Augie, who she enjoyed spending time with. Mary will be missed by everyone she came in contact with.

Mary is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joe Pepowski, son Peter Pepowski and spouse Sam Blackwell, daughter Angela, and cats Jilly and Fiona. 

She is preceded in death by her mother, Georgiana Plamann.  

Due to COVID-19, a private family service is being held, but may be attended virtually by visiting and clicking on her obituary page on Aug. 15 at noon. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.

Mary’s family wishes to thank Brainard Funeral Home and the Aspirus Cardiac ICU. 

Please continue to read about Mary’s life by clicking the following link: 

Richard Blus

Richard Blus

Richard Blus, 72, of Wausau died on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center- Weston (St. Clare’s) with his family by his side. 

Richard was born on Oct. 5, 1947, in Wausau to the late John and Anna (Pohrebny) Blus.  Immediately after graduating from D.C. Everest High School in 1965, Richard joined the US Air Force.  He was stationed in Udorn, Thailand, during the Vietnam War.  After the war he was stationed at the Kirkland Airforce Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It was here that he met the love of his life, Donna Gregg.  They were united in marriage on Aug. 30, 1969, in Albuquerque.  

After his time in the Air Force, Richard worked full time while attending college to get his accounting degree.  He was employed as an accountant at Crestline Windows until 1973.  It was then that he started out in the trucking business.  He would eventually go on to purchase his own truck and start Richard Blus Trucking, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2016.  Even after his retirement, he continued in the trucking business by taking on a part-time job working nights at Kwik Trip unloading semis.  

Richard was a baseball fan and on Sundays could be found watching his grandsons play baseball for the Hatley Braves.  He was proud of his family and loved spending time with them whenever he could.  Besides his family, Richard’s biggest accomplishment was getting sober from alcohol in 1973; something he was proud to have maintained for 47 years.  Richard also enjoyed Terry Redlin puzzles, cutting wood at the family farm with his brother Ted and playing with his dog, Mokka. 

Richard is survived by his wife of almost 51 years Donna Blus; his children, Rich (Jenny Kudick) Blus and Suzie (Jim) Kocher; grandchildren, Kodie (Ciara Steffenhagen) Kocher and Tanner Kocher;  and siblings, Ted (Judy) Blus, Cappie Douglas, and Julianna (Phil Weber) Zunker. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Eugene Zunker; and his brother-in-law, Fred Douglas.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston.  Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Marshfield Medical Center – Weston (St. Clare’s), especially Dr. Richetto, for their kindness and compassion to Richard and his family.   

Beth Sloan

Beth Sloan

Beth Ione Sloan, 61, of Schofield (formerly of Oshksoh), entered the loving arms of her Savior on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after battling COVID-19.

Beth was born on Nov. 20, 1958, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to the late William and Jean (Tellekson) Krueger. She attended Trinity Lutheran and Grace Lutheran schools in Oshkosh before graduating from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac in 1977. She continued her education in secretarial studies at Fox Valley Technical Institute, Oshkosh; Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota; and Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee. She married Roger Dale Sloan on June 11, 1983, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Oshkosh. He survives.

Beth was employed by Miles Kimball Co., Winnebago County Fair, Oshkosh Church Supply, Fox Valley Savings Bank, Mid-Wisconsin Bank, Northland Lutheran High School, and KMART.

Beth loved making crafts, cooking or baking, and spending time with family. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School, making bulletin boards and other projects for teachers for the local Lutheran schools. She also loved singing and using her voice to God’s glory. Beth is a 26-year liver transplant survivor.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Sloan of Schofield, Wisconsin; her children David (Lisa) Sloan of Antigo, Wisconsin, and Teresa (Michael) Johnson of Normal, Illinois; grandchildren Ryan, Angel and Riley Johnson; along with sister Terri Krueger of Greenacres, Florida, and brother Mark Krueger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and other cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Jean Krueger, and other family members. 

Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to The Planned Giving Committee of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be shared at

Gladys Hargraves

Gladys Hargraves

Gladys Marie (Tischendorf) Hargraves, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Homeplace of Dorchester.

She was born March 17, 1930, to Mildred (Daines) and Fred Tischendorf.

She grew up on a farm a mile north of Jerkwater.  After graduating from Dorchester High School, she worked in Neillsville as a bookkeeper for a mink food processing plant.

On Sept. 28, 1961, she married Robert Hargraves.  They farmed and retired in Athens.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2013.

Gladys enjoyed plastic craft and taking many bus trips around the United States.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Goodwin, Marshfield; nieces and nephews, Rick (Barb) Berger, Rib Lake, Mike (Audrey) Berger, Medford, Gary (Doreen) Berger, Medford, Cindy (David) Nowacki, Athens, Fred (Julie) Berger, Athens, Ed (Brenda) Stauske, Athens and Allen (Tina) Stauske, Athens; great nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Louise (Norman) Berger and a brother-in-law, Thomas Goodwin.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Christ United Church, Athens.  Rev. Teri Hanson will officiate.  Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Milan.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services all at the Church.

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

Gerald “Jerry” Chandler

Gerald C. Chandler, 77, of Wausau passed away on Aug. 3, 2020, in Wausau.  

Jerry was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Lillian and Gerald Chandler.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1967 as a medic.  He married Shirley Chellberg on April 20, 1968.  

Jerry was a champion horseshoe pitcher.  He was involved in the scouting program. He was an adult leader in Pack 458 of Marathon City and very active in his sons’ activities in Troop 427 of Wausau.  Jerry was a proud dad who loved to watch his children and grandchildren compete in athletics, academics and music. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge, especially coaching the St. Mary’s boy’s track team, and he had the gift of being a wonderful storyteller.  

Jerry was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan.  He fine-tuned his craft of making Swarovski “sparklies” and proudly earned his nickname Sparkleman.  He always looked forward to an afternoon of playing cards, and he loved traveling the country with Shirley, especially their trips to the Southwest. 

Jerry is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons Jon (Carrie), Jason, Joel (Jennifer) Chandler, daughter Jessica (Bradford) Putrus, his grandchildren Caitlyn and Madison Chandler, Nicholas and Charles Handrick, Myles and Julius Putrus, and his siblings Judy, Tim, Donald, and Colleen.  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Sharon, Deborah, and Michael.  

Private family funeral services will be held at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter.  Public visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau.  Social distancing guidelines will be observed, as well as face coverings required for all whom attend the visitation.  In lieu of flowers, our family asks you to please do as Sparkleman would do, go out and have a nice meal with your family, or find someone less fortunate than you and pay it forward. Online condolences may be expressed at

Patrick LeSage

Patrick LeSage

Patrick (Ricky) W. LeSage, 56, Wausau, died Friday, July 31, 2020, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.

Ricky was born Dec. 12, 1963, in Wausau.  He was son to the late Matthew Thomas and Barbara (Bretzke) LeSage.

Shortly after birth Ricky was diagnosed with what was then called “mental retardation” and what is now referred to as “developmentally disabled.”  Even though unable to talk, Ricky’s communication skills were never lacking.  He made his wants, needs and desires known which were often referred to as being mischievous; in other words, he kept everyone on their toes.  But, he also had a gentleness and sweetness that captured your heart just like his smile.  Many who cared for Ricky found themselves on the receiving end of his huge hugs that lasted until he was ready to let go.  It was his way of saying he loved you and thank you. His family, which includes his caregiving family, were richly blessed by him.  The Lord made Ricky extra special, and in such a way that impacted many lives and would leave a lasting impression on anyone who came within arms’ reach.

We can’t begin to express enough thanks to the staff of North Central Health Care.  From the group home staff to the nursing home staff Ricky knew and loved each of you.  Thank you!

Survivors include his brothers, Christopher (Karen) LeSage, Weston, Russell LeSage, Wausau, and sister, Debora (Robert) Osowski, Mosinee, nieces Michelle (Kameren) Mikul, Danielle (Chris) Hanson, Trystin LeSage; nephews Joshua (Marlee) LeSage, Paul Krubsack, Caleb (Breanna) LeSage; and seven-plus great- nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Highland Community Church, Wausau.  Rev. Jeff Hinds will officiate.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of services all at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau WI  54403. 

Dorothy Kingston

Dorothy Kingston

Dorothy M. Kingston, 93, Edgar, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at the Hospice House, Wausau.

She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Laona, daughter of the late Peter and Marie (Gotz) Jevaltas.  On Dec. 2, 1944, she married Thomas H. Kingston at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waukesha.

Dorothy had been employed at Marathon Cheese for 10 years, then was the owner and operator of the former Kingston’s Bar in the town of Cassel for 20 years.  She loved cooking, sewing, gardening, especially her flower gardens.  Special to her was the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Dorothy (Scott) Frank, Edgar; Thomas (Annie Mae) Kingston, Kentucky; Mary LaVake, Wausau; David (Bonnie) Kingston, Edgar; John (Stella) Kingston, Edgar; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a grandchild, Mark Cortez, one sister, Marian Lampien and one brother, Ronald Jevaltas.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Funeral Mass will be private.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery Social distancing and masking protocols will be observed.

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

Milton Barta

Milton Barta

Aviation enthusiast Milton G. Barta, 87, Wausau passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at the Hospice House, Wausau.

He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Antigo, son of the late Ben and Rose (Melka) Barta.  He graduated from Antigo High School in 1950.  On Sept. 28, 1956, he married Rita Wesley in Antigo.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2010.

Milton had a long career working for International Harvester, retiring as Service Manager in Wausau in 1997.  Even in retirement, he enjoyed working on his cars and fixing neighbors’ lawnmowers.  There weren’t many things he couldn’t fix.

Milton will be fondly remembered by his love of Chevy Corvairs, his 4th of July pontoon boat parades, and enthusiasm for airshows.  He was a lifetime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).  He was also a lifelong Packers fan and season ticket holder since the early 1960s.

Milton proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955.

Survivors include his children, Terese (John Thompson) Barta, Stevens Point, Jane (Michael) Vesel, Missouri, Jeffrey (Marlene) Barta, Virginia and Brian Barta, Wausau, four grandchildren, Quentin Henricks, Emily Lucy, Wesley Barta and Lily Barta.  He was also blessed with one great grandchild, Reagan Lucy, and one sister, Elaine Arentsen, Ohio.

A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue Funeral Home, Wausau.  Social distancing guidelines will be observed as well as facemasks for everyone.  Burial will take place in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Neva.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Marathon County Humane Society or the EAA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.

Lois Roesler

Lois Roesler

Lois Ann Roesler, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, at Aspirus Hospital, Wausau Wisconsin.

Lois was born on April 9, 1940, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the late Robert and Marvel Minsart.  She is survived by her loving husband, Ken, and three children:  Robin (Bill) Zeck, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Lance Roesler of Minocqua, Wisconsin, and Holly Roesler of Eagan, Minnesota.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren:  Megan (Kevin) Ewing, Jacob Roesler, Nicole Kealey, Aidan Roesler, Jenna Ann Roesler, Mitchell Roesler Walz and Danielle Ann Walz.  Also, two great-grandchildren:  Madison Ewing and Kaiden Kealey.  She also has brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tony and Joanne Gesicki, Gene and Sandi Roesler, and special cousin Sheri Viegut and husband, Jim. She was very close to nieces and nephews on the West Coast, as well as many dear friends.

Lois lived a beautiful life, with a motto of “Always leave a place better than when you found it.” She also kept a note in her own handwriting near her that read “Blessed are those who give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” She did that throughout her entire life.  Her focus was always on her family and friends, and she also spent many years supporting various charities. She loved to travel with Ken and together they experienced a large part of the world. Her favorite destination was New Zealand. 

Some of her favorite things to do were watch movies, read books and she loved her sweets!  Her sense of humor and wit shone brightly throughout her life and she always had good life advice for her children and grandchildren. Anyone who knew her knew that she was a joy to spend time with.

Lois’s family would like to express deep gratitude to all the family and friends who have been a big part of her life.  We are grateful to the staff at Aspirus hospital for their attentiveness in keeping her comfortable.  A special thank you to Dr. Staysniak and nurse Nan for their many years of dedicated care.  Also, a big thank you to the neighbors who were always there to lend a helping hand. 

With recent public health concerns, the family has decided against any funeral home services.  We will be celebrating her life with a small gathering of family and friends.  Cards may be sent to Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, WI 54401 where a memorial fund has been established.  Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Marcella Writz

Marcella Writz

Marcella Ann Writz, 86, of Wausau passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. They find comfort knowing she is now with her Lord and Savior.

Marcella was born in Medford, Wisconsin, April 19, 1934, to the late John Lawrence Kohn and Kathryn Bauman. After graduating from Medford High School, Marcella went on to work for the United States Department of Agriculture, where she retired from after 33 years. On June 25, 1955, she married the love of her life and her fishing partner, John Writz. During their 65 years of marriage, they spent many hours traveling up north to their favorite fishing hole, catching hundreds of bluegills and perch, these are some of John’s most treasured memories of their time together.

Marcella was a talented crafter who enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Many family members and neighbors were blessed with a handcrafted quilt for their family’s new arrivals. She was also an amazing flower gardener. People would stop at the front of the house to admire her beautiful geraniums, clematis, and rose bushes, the Peace and Mr. Lincoln her favorites. Some other favorites were her “Holub Street Girls” lunch bunch who she so enjoyed time with every first Thursday of the month. And every game day you could certainly hear her cheering on her favorite Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

Marcella’s true passion was playing the piano. Right after completing high school, Marcella worked many hours, saving up her money to make her first big purchase; a Steinway piano. She became so accomplished in her talents, that she won many competitions. Her beauty, grace, and amazing talent also lead her to compete in the Miss Medford competition. Marcella was known by everyone she met as one of the kindest, good-hearted, nicest people they had ever known. Though she will forever be missed, her memory will live on in the hearts and thoughts of all who knew and loved her.

Marcella is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John; her two children, Susan Writz and Wayne Writz, both of Wausau; grandson, John Writz of Reeseville, Wisconsin; her six siblings: Rae Kohn, Mary Hanson, Barb Pinter, Donny Kohn, Jane Sockman, and John Kohn, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marcella was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Holtz; as well as her sister-in-law, Florette Kohn, and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Pinter and Ralph Hanson.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at St. Anne Parish, 700 W. Bridge St. Father Tom Lindner will officiate. A visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Entombment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to go to to leave words of remembrances and condolences.

Marcella’s family would like to express deep gratitude to all the family and friends who have been a big part of her life. The family would like to thank the staff at Wausau Manor and Heartland Hospice for their dedicated care to Marcella. You are all greatly appreciated, and we are forever grateful.

David Staszak

David Staszak

David Staszak died peacefully at his home on Aug. 3, 2020, in Weston, Wisconsin, at the age of 61.

David is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Staszak of 39 years of Weston, Wisconsin; children, Tammy Staszak of Pompano Beach, Florida, Tina Staszak of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Shelby Staszak of Mosinee Wisconsin; mother Esther Kluz of Bevent Wisconsin; brothers Robert Staszak and Gary Staszak of Bevent Wisconsin. David was the grandfather of four: Zain, Zaynah, Logan, and Austin. He is preceded in death by his father Daniel Staszak, father-in-law Phillip Cherek, and stepfather Norbert Kluz, all of Bevent, Wisconsin.

David was born on Feb. 20, 1959, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Daniel and Esther (Iczkowski) Staszak. He married Valerie Cherek in 1980 and later moved to Weston, Wisconsin, to start a family.

David was an accomplished small business owner for over 30 years and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Back in the 1980s, David drove Monster Trucks and was known to many as “Mr. Twister.”

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend and will be dearly missed by all.

There are no funeral services currently planned. Cremation Services were provided by Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society, Schofield, Wisconsin.

A remembrance gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Terri Jensen

Terri Jensen

Terri Sue Jensen (Treptow), 53, took her last breath on Aug. 3, 2020, surrounded by her family at home, 710 Seventh St., Mosinee, after a three-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  

A casual celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Mosinee City Garage Field (near the cemetery) under a tent.  Conversations and connections will follow the service.  In honor of Terri’s wish of keeping things simple, flip flops and shorts are welcome.  Please wear purple!

Terri Sue Jensen (Treptow) was born June 6, 1967, in Wausau, Wisconsin, daughter of Robert and Margaret Grieser (Treptow). She graduated Mosinee High School in 1985 and later graduated UW-Stevens Point in 1991. Terri met the love of her life, Greg Jensen, while working for Charter and they were married on Sept. 6, 2008. Terri and Greg both spent years working for Mosinee School District where they touched the lives of so many youths. Terri was then employed by Hermening Financial Group who have been incredibly supportive of Terri and Greg through this difficult journey.

Terri is survived by her husband, Greg Jensen, her mother Margaret Grieser, her siblings Rebecca Lowman, and Robert Treptow (Felecity).  She also has three nieces and one nephew who meant the world to her, Brittany Bradfish (Treptow), Chase Treptow, Sydney Lowman, and Addison Lowman.  Through marriage Terri was gifted additional family, whom she loved tremendously.  This included Greg’s parents Betty and Jack Jensen.  Greg’s children Tim (Tanya) Jensen and Isaac Jensen.  Greg and Terri’s grandchildren, Claire and Kate, lit up their lives.  She also gained a sister-in-law, Debbie Richardson (Jensen) and a brother-in-law Steve Jensen (Jennifer).

Terri was preceded in death by her father, Robert A. Treptow, and her grandparents.

Terri enjoyed the simple moments in life, like having a fire on the patio with her husband and cats while listening to the sounds of a small town- birds chirping, church bells, trains, cheers of the Little League games and neighborhood chatter.  Terri loved music and it inspired her life, made her laugh, and gave her hope.  Terri was an amazing hostess who loved making the traditional Christmas Eve meatball dinner and Mother’s Day gatherings special for all of us each year.  Terri’s biggest passion was supporting other people and that was evident in all she did from loving her husband, serving alongside Pastor Joe Carlson with the church youth group, volunteering for Hospice House and being there for so many others in times of need.

Terri would want to be remembered as a woman of faith, loving wife, supportive family member and loving friend to everyone who knew her.   We are jealous of the angel that heaven has gained and will miss Terri’s beautiful smile and contagious laugh every day.

Our family is beyond thankful for the community support you have shown us during this difficult journey.  You provided glimpses of light in a very dark time.  We will never forget the unique ways you shared your gifts of support and wrapped your arms around Terri to support her.

In lieu of flowers, to continue Terri’s legacy of impacting the lives of youths, she has asked that you financially support two of her biggest passions in life:  youth missions with Pastor Joe Carlson at Bethany Church and Mosinee athletics.  Bethany Church/Youth Mission donations can be mailed to Bethany Church, c/o Terri Jensen, 6601 Alderson St., Schofield, WI  54476.  Mosinee athletic gifts will be divided to provide scholarships for youths in need by her husband, Greg.

Alan Gaetz

Alan Gaetz

Alan Thomas Gaetz, 71, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, went to be with the Lord and Family on Aug. 1, 2020.

Alan was born April 4, 1949, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Anthony and Agnes (Berna) Gaetz. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1968. He married Elizabeth J. Lepak on Dec. 5, 1970, at St. Peters Church.

Alan worked for 12 years with Schneider Trucking in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and 18 years with H.O. Wolding out of Amherst, Wisconsin, receiving his 1 million mile safe driver’s award.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Agnes Gaetz; brothers Robert, David, James, and Gene Gaetz.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 49 years; Karen Pacocha of Custer, Wisconsin, Brother Anthony Jr (Kathy) Gaetz of Plover, Wisconsin, also many nieces and nephews.

A private service will be planned at a later date. Cremation services are being provided by Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society.

Vernon Voss

Vernon Voss

Vernon V. Voss, 79, of Mayflower Lake, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at his home with his wife by his side.

Vernon was born on April 23, 1941, in Waukegan, Illinois. The son of Arthur and Violet (Heidenbluth) Voss.

On Oct. 5, 1963, Vernon was united in marriage to Sharon Celesnik at Immaculate Conception Church, Waukegan, Illinois.

Vernon worked at Nosco as a pressman for 33 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing on the lake and traveling. Vernon was a very handy man, making things with wood and refurbishing lawn mowers. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Sharon; one son, Vernon D. (Candelora) Voss; two grandchildren, Jacob and Alexis Voss, and many other relatives and friends.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Voss.

A private family service will be held.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood, is assisting the family. Memories and messages of support may be shared at

The family would like to thank the staff and dialysis team at the Antigo Clinic and the staff from LeRoyer Hospice for their wonderful care given to Vernon.

Debra Hartleben

Debra B. Hartleben, 67, of Wittenberg, died on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born on May 12, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond Hartleben of Antigo and the late Beverly White.

Debra was employed at Wieboldt’s Department Store, Evanston for several years.

Debra is survived by her father, Raymond (Theresa) Hartleben; a sister, Darlene (James) Shier of Morton Grove, Illinois; a half-sister, Wendy (Allen) Gast of Loyal, Wisconsin, and several other relatives and friends.

Debra was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents, Walter and Lillian Hartleben and Rufus and Caroline White.

No services will be held.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family. Memories and messages of support may be shared at