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Jack D. Seehafer, 58, of Wausau, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Jack was born in Wausau on September 18, 1958 to the late Herbert and Jeanette (Heyer) Seehafer. Although Jack lived a quiet and simple life, he was passionate about the things he enjoyed. Jack was the Adjutant for Wausau Squadron 10 of the Sons…


Beth Ann Scott, 62, of Longwood, FL, passed away on May 6, 2017. Beth is preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica; parents, Jim and Lois Braun; and brothers, Jimmy and Todd. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 2:00pm at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Schofield, WI.


Jim has gone to be with the love of his life Doris who has preceded him in death. They are now together forever and playing cards to their hearts content. Jim is survived by his children, Mary (Ray), Tim (Missy), Beth (Frank) step children, Rhonda (David), Scott (Connie), Sue and Debbie. He is survived by many grandchildren and especially his…


Virginia Madeline Gosch, age 93 of Wausau, WI, passed away peacefully Sunday May 21, 2017. Virginia (known has Dolly by family & Ginny by friends) was born January 31, 1924, to the late Frank & Gertrude (Schloegel) Kullmann, in Philadelphia, PA. Virginia grew up & enjoyed her childhood & teen life in PA., until she joined the U.S. Navy Waves…


Rosanne Backes, 87, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Rosanne was born on December 4, 1929 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, to the late Frederick and Edna (Schroeder) Bork. During her high school years, she met and found the love of her life, Jerome Backes. They married on June…


Beverly J. Brainard, “Age is a number and mine is unlisted,” died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston, surrounded by family. Bev was born October 24th to Leon and Gladys Flynn in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Bev graduated from Regis High School, formerly St. Patrick’s, in Eau Claire in 1944. Bev met and married Robert K. Brainard…


Kathy S. Lewitzke, age 53, of Wausau died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Kathy was born in Wausau on July 19, 1963 to Edward and Mary Ellen (Boehm) Schreiber Jr. She attended Newman High School and married her high school sweetheart, Mark Lewtizke, on September 12, 1987. Kathy earned her associates degree in nursing…


Yvonne “Johnie” Mann, 87, of Merrill, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. She was born in Waupaca on August 23, 1929 to the late Arnold and Lucille (Smith) Johnson. She married William L. Mann on December 22, 1950. He preceded her in death. Johnie graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She…


Clarence R. “Bub” Neu Jr., 82, of Weston, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston. He is now resting in the arms of his Lord & Savior. Bub was born on February 3, 1935 in Cobban, Chippewa County, Wis., to the late Clarence R. and Mary (Koehler) Neu, Sr. He graduated from Superior…


Perry John Mortenson, 82, passed away May 14, 2017. Perry was born October 31, 1934. He was the youngest of six siblings. Son of John and Hilda Mortenson from Hogarty, Wisconsin. Perry and his wife Patricia lived and raised their children in Schofield, Wisconsin. Currently they resided in Merrill. Perry’s life reflects family, fun and hard work. He cherished his…