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Kenneth Szeklinski, 76, of Wausau, passed away at his home on May 22, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Brainard Funeral Home- Wausau Chapel.


Lucille Ruth Peterson, 90 years old, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, of acute kidney failure, in Wausau. She was born on a dairy farm outside of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to Arthur and Orpha Schultz in the spring of 1928. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1949, with a Bachelor’s of Philosophy, and a year later earned her…


George Witz, 83, of Weston, was called home on May 12, 2018 surrounded by his family under the care of hospice. Memorial services will be held in Mosinee, WI on May 19th for family. George was born to George Smith Witz and Florence Edda Witz (Merryfield, White). He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Michelle Witz, father George…


It is with great sadness that the family of Marlene Claire Plaisance, 83, announces her death, on May 18th, at the Mountain Terrace Senior Home. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, May 22nd, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00 AM at…


Russell Nikolai passed away on May 13, 2018. He was born January 29, 1931 in Marathon Co., Wausau, to August and Irene (Hartwig) Nikolai. He married Leila R. Weiland on November 10, 1972. Russell served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in South Korea. He is survived by his wife, Leila; daughters Patricia Lambert and Barbara Nikolai; step-daughter…


Ruth J. Glimm, 90, of Wausau, passed away May 16, 2018 at Benedictine Living Community with her family by her side. Ruth is survived by her children Vicki (Richard) Stuhr and Steven (Kay) Glimm; daughter-in-law Kathy Glimm; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Glimm and son, Robert Glimm. A memorial service will…


Ardis was called home at the age of 90, Thursday, May 10, 2018, under the care of Hospice in Wausau, Wisconsin. Gaywood “Ardis” Neitzke was born October 31, 1927 at home at 366 Sturgeon Eddy Road, Wausau, Wisconsin, but the doctor didn’t get there until the day turned to November 1, 1927, and that is what he signed on the…


Elmer H. Becker died on May 9, 2018 in Weston, Wisconsin at the age of 97. He was born on July 23, 1920 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Otto and Emma Becker. He was the third child of a family of four children. His father was a lifetime teacher in Lutheran parochial schools. Elmer also followed this profession for 42…


Joyce Elaine (Burkart) Marschall Steinagel of Wausau, passed away on May 9, 2018. Joyce was born on February 16, 1923 to the late Chester and Frances (Darling) Burkart. She graduated from Wausau Senior High in 1941. Joyce was married on August 12, 1943 to Orville Marschall who preceded her in death on March 23, 1976. Joyce later married Harold Steinagel…


It is with great sadness that the family of Caryl Lehman announces her unexpected passing. Though we are truly joyful that she is with her husband of 63 years, sister, and parents in heaven. What an awesome reunion! She passed peacefully on Saturday, May 5th at the age of 87, surrounded by her family. We were so blessed to have…