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Enid Marie Cleveland, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1928 in Wausau to the late Paul and Alfrieda (Golisch) Kuehl. On May 19, 1951, she married Otto R. Cleveland at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau. Together they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until Otto’s death in 1992.

Enid graduated with a degree in nursing in 1950 from the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee. She was a registered nurse who cared for patients in the pediatrics, nursery, and OB department of Wausau Hospital until her retirement in 1987.

Enid always took care of her children and grandchildren, giving attention to the needs of others before her own. She was always there whenever someone needed her. Along with her career, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening, knitting, crocheting, as well as the Packers and Badgers.

She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Donna) of Wausau, James of Watertown, and Michael of Wausau; grandchildren, Lisa (Ken), Elizabeth, Allison, and Derrick Cleveland; great-grandson, Alexander Marley; and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Brian; parents; brothers, Robert and Kenneth Kuehl; sisters, Lois Grosenick, Marjorie Schaepe, and Helen Paulson.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St, Wausau, WI 54403. The Rev. Philip C. Schneider will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Mark McKinley

    05/01/2017 at 2:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I can still remember many summer nights sitting with Enid and Otto on your porch when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. That memory and the nickname they gave me of ‘Cazoo’ remains ingrained in my head.
    My prayers are with you.

  2. Vern and Mary Doering

    05/01/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Our thoughts are with you, Mike and Kathy. Enid was a very special person and we know how much you loved her and will miss her. Our condolences to you and your family.

  3. Leigh & Mike Stormer

    05/01/2017 at 2:00 pm

    To Danny, Donna and Girls, Mike & your children and Jim,

    My heart goes out to you in the loss of your mother. Aunt Enid was a special person not only because she was part of my family but because she always gave of herself to others. I will continue to keep you all in our prayers because I know after loosing my mom that I still have so many days that I miss her and know that she is in a good place with my dad and my brother but it doesn’t make it any easier. We love you all and will hold you close in our hearts.

  4. kenneth grosenick

    05/01/2017 at 2:00 pm

    I am saddened to hear of aunt Enid passing. She always had a smile for me My condolences. Ken