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William (Bill) Keith McLay died November 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant Street, Wausau WI, 54403 on Wednesday, November 29th, at 11:00 a.m. A two hour visitation will be held prior to the 11 o’clock service. Full obituary to follow.


Goldie M. Larson, 92, Wausau, passed away on November 14, 2017 at New Perspective Senior Living in West Bend, WI. She was born February 16, 1925, in Colfax, Wisconsin to the late Anna (Lee) and Thorvald Melgaard. She was baptized and confirmed in the Colfax Lutheran Church. She graduated from Colfax High School. Goldie married Casper Greenhill in 1947, who…


Donald Sidney Yaggie passed away on Wednesday November 15, 2017, doing what he loved, deer-hunting at his cabin. He was born on November 8, 1953 in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Brown Deer High School in 1971 and went on to UW-Stevens Point. After college, he worked in sales for several trucking companies in Green Bay and Eau Claire before…


Arvo Robert Britten, 81, of Wausau passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Arvo was born in Durand, Wisconsin on September 10, 1936 to the late Robert and Lila (DeMarce) Britten. He graduated from Wausau High in 1955, where he played varsity football, basketball and baseball. He was captain of Wausau High’s 1955 state…


May 20, 1958 – November 11, 2017 Lou Kinjerski, 59 of Schofield passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Ministry Saint Clare’s, Weston after a courageous fight with cancer. Louis was born to parents Joe and Mabel (Smidel) Kinjerski of Kewaunee, WI. He attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1976. He had two beloved…


LaVerne Myer, 83, of Weston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. LaVerne was born in a log cabin on the family farm in Beans Eddy on September 29, 1934 to Harry and Clara (Handschke) Myer. Around 1942 the family moved to the Kronenwetter area where they mainly raised…


Audrey Mildred Meitzner (nee Eastlund), age 89, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease at Gardenside Crossing, a loving and caring community at the North Central Health Care Facility. She was born on December 12, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin to Goodwin and Kathleen Eastlund. The youngest of three children, she was pre-deceased by her sister, Shirley and…


Tari Ann Blank, 56, of Pine River, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 due to a tragic car accident. She was born on July 25, 1961 to the late Donald E. Smith and Nancy Wenzlaff. She married David Blank, the love of her life, on June 25, 1983 in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Tari was a kind soul whose mission…


Karl Joseph Pietsch, of Wausau, passed away at his home on Oct. 31, 2017, his 94th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lucie Pietsch; 5 children, Wolfgang Pietsch, Claudia Carlson, Renate Wisniewski (Ray), Christopher Pietsch (Kathy) and Andrew Pietsch; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Karl was born in Villingen, Black Forest in Germany, to…


Janet A. Kunzak, 79, passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born on February 9, 1938, in Ironwood, Michigan. She married Elwood (Woody) Kunzak in 1972. Janet worked at Marathon Electric for 32 years. She had volunteered at Mount View Nursing Home and enjoyed traveling and going up north with her husband to their cabin. She also enjoyed attending…