Carl E. Hertting

Carl Edwin Hertting, age 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 13th. 

Carl was the son of the late Hugo and Alta Hertting, Milwaukee, WI.  Carl was a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His legacy extends far beyond the many titles he held to those around him. He was a World War II veteran, a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Carl was a long-time employee at Wausau Insurance as an underwriter (CPCU) retiring as an Assistant Vice President. Carl served on national boards for Workmen’s Compensation Insurance and worked in Chicago, Indianapolis and Wausau.  Carl was a member of Golden Kiwanis, as well as a SCORE volunteer for many years.  He also was a member Woodson YMCA for over 50 years; swimming miles in their pools.

Carl was endlessly giving to those around him, whether that be knowledgeable advice, financial assistance, or a corny joke that couldn’t resist a smile. He married Sarah Louise (Sally) Sell in 1951, recently celebrating 70 years of marriage.  Together they had six children: Kathy (Daniel) Ohrmundt, Susan (Jon) Shilling, Laurie (Clyde) Joyce, Michael Hertting, Karen (Greg) Harter, and Scott (Robin) Hertting.

Carl was grandfather to 13:  Kathy and Dan’s Children, Amy (Joshua) Hutchinson, and Katie (Jeremiah) Boughton.  Susan and Jon’s  Children: Casey (Dan Lyman) Shilling, Mathew (Laura) Shilling, and Allison (Jonny) Grenier.  Laurie and Clyde’s children:   Spencer (Abbigail) Joyce and Andrew (Elise) Joyce.  Karen and Greg’s Children: Adam and Cora Harter.  Scott and Robin’s children: Greysen Hertting, Hazel (Evan Benner) Hertting, Iris Hertting and Jude Hertting. Carl has 8 great-grandchildren. Family was everything to Carl. He delighted in the successes of his children and grandchildren. Carl is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents, all four of his siblings (Gertrude Hertting, Dorothy Klein, Victor Hertting, and Thomas Hertting) preceded him in death.  There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 12th, St. John’s Episcopal Church.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to a Wausau non-profit that serves children and families in need, as Carl often did.  

Elvera A. Neumann

Elvera A. Neumann, age 80, of Wausau passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.

Elvera was born on September 24, 1941, in Merrill, WI daughter of the late Norman and Leona (Baumann) Schmidt.  She was united in marriage to William “Peanuts” Neumann in the Town of Corning on January 31, 1959

Elvera was employed as a school bus driver for Trinity Lutheran School and Northland Lutheran High School.  She was very active in the Trinity Lutheran Church and participated in many volunteer activities there. She was also a 4H leader and enjoyed doing ceramics. 

Survivors include her seven children and their families, son, Dean (Sue) Neumann and their family, Jenna (Matt) Robinson, Daniel (Sarah) Neumann and their children Jameson, Bentley and Lincoln: son, Darryl Neumann: son, Dale (Leilani) Neumann and their family, Luke, Ariel, Evan (Vivian) Neumann and their son Julien: daughter, Dannette (Andrew “Butch”) Gunseor and their family Cheyenne and Casey: son, DeWayne (Kelly) Neumann and family, Sam and Max: daughter, Dinah (Jeff) Schneider and family Chloe and Sam: and daughter Doreen (Vincen) Collins: sisters and brother Earl (Linda) Schmidt: and sister Lorraine (Fritz) Stevenson, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William, son Darrin, grandchildren Hannah Krahn and Kara Neumann, and sister and brother-in-law Diane (Rod) Pichelman.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Ave., Wausau.  Rev Tim Smith will officiate. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Corning.  Visitation will take place from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Jude

The family would like to thank the staff of Aspirus Palliative Care and ICU for their care of Elvera.

Orville N. Heinz

Orville N. Heinz, 84, Wausau, died Sunday February 13, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born October 17, 1937, in Wausau, son of the late Orville W. and Ruth (Wangard) Heinz. On August 29, 1959, he married JoAnn Shipway at St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. She survives.

Orville was a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and was activated in 1961-62. Prior to his retirement, Orville was an accountant and retired as CFO of what is now known as Midwest Communications. In earlier years, he was General Manager of Wright’s Music. Among his favorite pastimes, Orville enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Harrison Hills, reading, especially Readers Digest and teaching accordion to many students through the years. He played accordion with the Nu-tones and several area polka bands. Orville was also a member of the American Legion, Montgomery Plant Dudley Post No. 10 and the Wausau Elks Lodge No. 248.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn; three sons, Mark (Rev. Amy) Heinz, Colby, Jeffrey Heinz, Ringle, Corey (Roya) Heinz, Merrill; grandchildren, Jonathan, Benjamin, Alexander, Nicholas, Jaida, Peyton; sister, Joan M. Heinz, Wausau.

Besides his parents, Orville was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Diane Heinz.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 19, 2022, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Samuel Martin will preside. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Peterson/Kraemer Facebook page and also available for viewing on the funeral home website on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

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

Delores A. Weiler

Delores A. Weiler, 80, Athens passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Copperleaf Assisted Living, Marathon while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born September 25, 1941, in Poniatowski, daughter of the late Herbert and Ardella (Rucks) Berres. On June 25, 1960, she married Glenn Rodman. They later divorced. She then married Clarence Weiler on November 1, 1980, in Wausau. He preceded her in death on January 23, 2018.

Growing up, Delores Berres, attended Edgar area schools. That’s where she held the throne of Homecoming Queen.  Later, she would be crowned Summer Sweetheart of Central Wisconsin.  Delores had many hobbies growing up such as fishing, hunting, biking, and the love of any animal, big or small.

Getting married to Glenn Rodman, at age 18, moving to a farm and starting a family shortly after, Delores was destined to be an amazing cook, as they were soon raising a household that consisted of eight children. While raising her children, Delores worked at various places throughout her life, leaving a lasting impression of memories everywhere.  She was well known for her kindhearted ways and empathetic nature. She had two cherished pets, a poodle “Asti” and a cat “Gracie” whom she adored and treated as if they were her children.   She enjoyed traveling, which she ventured to several states with her best friend, and mother-in-law, Mary Rodman. They made it to the Badlands of Dakota, and through Canada and into Alaska to visit family and friends. After marrying Clarence Weiler and managing a tavern that served food, she was known for the best potato salad in town.  She couldn’t wait for the seasons to change, for doing anything outdoors were her favorite pastimes. Taking a drive in the country, listening to classic country music, mowing the lawn, and planting flowers. She enjoyed going on a hayride for her birthday, or special event, watching the Brewers, or just going visiting. In winter, she enjoyed watching the Packers, boardgames, playing cards, doing puzzles, and decorating for Christmas. She really loved Christmas, and enjoyed having her children and grandchildren for her Christmas dinner at 1:00 p.m.  But her favorite pastime was reminiscing about old times and laughing!  She loved to laugh and just act silly!

Survivors include her children, Brenda (John) Klimpke, Tammy (Mike) Dahl, Todd Roman, Gail (Scott) Zettler, Dawn Rodman, Noreen (Dennis) Albrecht, Wendy (Tony) Niewolny and Troy (Erica) Rodman. Her children gave her 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She had one stepdaughter, Linda (Randy) Rodman; a brother, Lawrence (Theresa) Berres; and many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her second husband, Clarence Weiler; one great granddaughter, Madelyn Dahl; and two stepsons, Lester and Gerald Weiler.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. The Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 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 www.petersonkraemer.com

Delores’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Copperleaf and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the outstanding care they all shared with Delores.

Hilbert Simonis

Hilbert “Randy” Simonis, 63, 1122 East Grand Ave Rothchild passed away Saturday February 12, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in the COVID ICU, with family at his side.

He was born July 16th 1958 in Wausau WI. The son of the late Hilbert and Myrtle (McGowan) Simonis, Dowell and step-father Bill Dowell. Randy has many nieces, nephews and loved them all. Randy loved it when his birthday came around, his siblings spent it with him, enjoying eating cake, ice cream and opening presents. We all spoiled him.

One thing Randy will be remembered for is his phone calls. Never missed a day. He would call everyone a couple of times a day. He sure loved his family. He enjoyed fishing, cars and motorcycles.

Survivors include 4 siblings, Rich (Barb) Simonis, Gail (Leon) Lemma, Ronald Simonis, all of Mosinee, and Sally Simonis (Everson)

Please save this date July 16, 2022, we will be having a celebration of life on his birthday at Shannon’s house 155131 South Rd.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at MidWisconsinCremationSociety.com

William L. Stencil

William ‘Bill’ L. Stencil, 85 of Rothschild, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center, Weston.

Bill was born on January 25, 1937 in Wausau, the son of Clarence and Genevieve (Stencil) Opichka. On August 16, 1958, Bill was united in marriage to Theresa Mochty in East Tawas, MI.

Bill was a United States Air Force Veteran, serving from 1955 to 1967 and was a member of the Rothschild American Legion. After discharge from the Air Force, Bill started work for Wausau Supply, a job he kept for 35 years until his retirement.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, camping and vegetable gardening. The couple enjoyed traveling around the country visiting military friends. Bill loved his animals, playing the accordion and was a woodworker. Family was most important to Bill and he cherished the time spent with them.

Bill is survived by his wife, Theresa; three children, Rick (Sandy) Stencil, Chris (Bruce) Vogel and Ed Stencil; four grandchildren, Apryl Stencil, Jesse (Mandy) Vogel, Tammy (Jeremy) Wettstein and Cliff Stencil; one brother, Glen (Marlene) Opichka and sister-in-law, Cindy Opichka.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Peter, in infancy; a sister, Carol (Don) Hintz and a brother, Bernard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Rothschild. Father Allan Slowiak will preside.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30AM until the time of Mass at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Marie C. Nievinski

Marie C. Nievinski, 84 of Elderon, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 14, 2022, at her home.

Marie was born on August 12, 1937, in Hatley, to Justin and Amelia (Easker) Tomson. On October 15, 1955, Marie was united in marriage to Leonard Nievinski at St. Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2004.

Marie was a wonderful cook and used to fry fish at the Almar and Breske’s Bar for many years. She enjoyed baking pies for weddings and canning pickles. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing at the cabin on Pine Lake in Hiles and the occasional trip to the casino. Marie loved all types of family get-togethers and parties. She cherished time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her children; Laurie Briggs, John Nievinski, Jim (friend Lori) Nievinski, Lynn (Greg) Hartleben, Karen (friend Gerald) Hnatt, Joe (Faye) Nievinski, Jeff (Nikki) Nievinski and Kathy Olapojoye; a special friend Richie Seefeldt; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosemary Malchowski and David Tomson and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Wolff.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Jenny Robinson and siblings, Viola Cebula, Don Tomson, Eleanor Wodora, Barbara Corazalla and Diane Budleski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 25, 2022, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. Fr. Thomas Nirappel will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4pm – 7pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Friday, at the church, from 9:00am until the time of Mass.  There will be a Rosary Service on Friday beginning at 9:30am. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Myron E. Wierzba

Myron E. Wierzba, 67 of the Town of Franzen, died on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital.

Myron was born on July 18, 1954 in Stevens Point, the son of Walter and Esther (Kazmierczak) Wierzba.

Myron was a 1972 graduate of Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School. Myron farmed for many years in the town of Franzen until his retirement. He enjoyed logging, making firewood, hunting and attending auctions. Myron especially enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors.

Myron is survived by his siblings, Carol Flees of Rosholt and Jane (Lesley) Bloecher of Kronenwetter; brother-in-law, Robert Stoltz of Bevent; sisters-in-law, Jane Wierzba of Schofield and Sue Wierzba of Mosinee and extended family of several nieces and nephews.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Jim Wierzba, Virginia Stoltz, Phyllis Wierzba and Robert Wierzba.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital for the compassionate care given to Myron.

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