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Joe Przybylski

Joseph Patrick Przybylski, 65 of Wausau, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, April 1, 2018 under Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home.

Joseph was born on March 19, 1953 to Edward and Marian Przybylski. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1971, and married the love of his life, Sherry Trempe, on April 4, 1981. Together they shared 37 years of happiness and love.

Joe truly enjoyed fishing with his brothers and spending time with family at their cottage in Hazelhurst. He was an avid fan of Nascar racing and the Green Bay Packers, as well as taking care of his four golden retriever dogs. His love for morning newspapers was like a ritual, always making sure to have them in his possession whether at home or on a trip. Most of all, he treasured his wife, Sherry. His thoughtfulness was evident in the many love notes he left around the house, especially in the lunches he made for her every day. They were avid travelers and shared memories that would last a lifetime.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sherry Przybylski, of Wausau; mother, Marian Przybylski of Wausau; sister Celeste Osowski of Florida; five brothers, Mike (Mary) of Mosinee, Paul Przybylski of Wausau, Ken (Rose) of Wausau, Mark (Stephanie) of Wausau, and James (Angela) of Rothschild; as well as many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street, Wausau, 54403. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Funeral Home.

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  1. Jamie

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Thinking of you and family remembering the good times

  2. Mary Torzewski

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Nice guy from a great family! “Remember not that he died but that he LIVED”!!!!! Find a reason to smile because you know he would want it that way.
    Dave and Mary Torzewski
    (Sorry we cannot attend the memorial service 😢)

  3. Steve

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Joe was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by everyone. May God give you comfort in this time of loss. The Gast family.

  4. Walter D Woodthorp

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    May we express our sincere regrets and condolences for your lost of your husband. Also to the family. Our fallen flesh do not give us much relief in this system. This Memorial session does provide some comfort.
    2 Cor 1:3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,
    It’s true that we can draw on Jehovah’s Holy Spirit to bring hope and relief in a new world. Than we can enjoy the “real life”.

  5. Bob and vicki Erdmann

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Sherry,

    Vicki and I were sad to hear about Joe’s passing. He fought a hard, long battle and I’m sure it was so he could squeeze out an extra few moments of time with you. I am so happy he was well enough to have dinner with us at Christmas. He is finally at peace.

  6. Sharon Dave Gwidt

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Sherry, so very sorry to hear about Joe. May God watch over you during this difficult time. Praying for you.

  7. jeff stone

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Rest in peace my Friend I’ll really Miss the Great times we had ,save me a Front Row Table may see you soon 🐾🌜🐾. Jeff Stone

  8. Tom Rossi

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    boy we had fun at the ole house of imports…great guy

  9. Richard J. Ramminger

    04/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

    Sherry & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hoping you find peace, solace, and comfort through these grieving moments in time, and you cherish the memories you’ve created. The good always conquer. God Bless you All.