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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell


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Laurene Esther (Passehl) Writz, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice House, Wausau, WI. She was born on July 8, 1926 in the Town of Frankfurt to Ernest Sr. and Louise (Leffel) Passehl. She was baptized on July 25, 1926 and confirmed on March 17, 1940, at St. John’s ELCA in the…

Peggie Mallery, 70, of Kronenwetter, passed away on September 18, 2017. Arrangements are pending with Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel.

Shawn A. Opper, 55, of Wausau, passed away on September 15, 2017. Shawn was born on September 4, 1962 to the late Raymond Jr. and Jeanette (Smith) Opper. He married Karen Wenzel and together they shared 30 years in marriage. They raised his pride and joy, Josh and Amanda. Shawn was a past Captain of the Easton Fire Department, worked…

Jacquline Nancy Chodorowski, 85, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Pride TLC in Weston. Memorial Services are being arranged for a later date in Chicago, Illinois. Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center – Everest Chapel is assising the family with arrangements at this time.

Florence Dassler of 107 Weston Avenue, Rothschild died at 93 on September 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born November 3, 1923 in Wausau, Wisconsin. The daughter of Paul Ramthun, Sr. and Mathilda (Pagel) Ramthun. She married Otto Dassler on June 10, 1944 at Salem Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin. Florence is survived by one daughter, Ellen (Ben) Heinzen…

Richard Timothy Burns, 83, of Weston, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Wausau area, Richard was born April 10, 1934 to the late Reed and Sophia (Krohn) Burns. After high school, Richard enlisted in the Marine Corps. After serving, he married the late Janet Woytasik on July 9, 1955…

Sandra J. (Schmidt) Austin, 81, of Mosinee, passed away on September 5, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House, with her family at her side. Sandy was born June 13, 1936 in Tomahawk, WI. She enjoyed golf, bingo and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and the Humane Society of Marathon County. Sandy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard, son Jeffrey…

William F. Krajewski, life-long resident of Rothschild WI and WWII Veteran, died at home on Saturday, August 26, 2017, surrounded by his family. William, a/k/a Bill was born on December 16, 1919, to the late Richard and Clara Krajewski. After graduating from high school, at 17, he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On October 7, 1939, Bill married Ruth…

Marlin Lee-Roy Schemehorn, 70, of Wausau, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Marlin was born October 13, 1946 in sunny California, where he lived until he was 12 years old. At 12, he moved to Merrill, Wisconsin and then on to Milwaukee, where he enjoyed factory work. Shortly after his move to Milwaukee, he was…

Donald Frederick Otto Prehn passed into the grace of the Lord on August 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born June 19, 1927, the eldest of three children, to Dr. Delos Carl and Anita Mueller Prehn. He was 90 years old. Don graduated from Wausau High School in 1944 at an early age of 16….