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If you are reading this, you know that I have moved on. Semi-retirement didn’t go as planned for me. My future plans went through many changes which reformed the remainder of my life. Endometrial Cancer Stage IV the unstoppable poison slowly took my days away. I went through several treatments to fight this monster without success. My first marriage to…


Verona B. Dalsky “Auntie”, 90, of Marathon, passed away on Saturday April 29, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on April 19, 1927 to Bernadine & Joseph Dalsky and grew up in the Town of Castle. For more than 40 years she worked at Aspirus Hospital as an Enviornmental Services Aide. She was a staple in…


Leo L. Olbrantz, 89, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Pride TLC in Weston, WI. Leo was born March 7, 1928 in Wausau, WI to the late Bernard Olbrantz Sr. and Rose (Kardoch). On August 12, 1950 he married Marion Ruf and they were married 56 years. Marion preceded Leo in death on May 23, 2006. Leo was honorably discharged…


Benjamin A. Kloth, 45, of Wausau, passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on January 5th 1972 in the town of Merrill, Wisconsin to Frank and Patricia Kloth. Ben graduated from Merrill High School and honorably served in the United States Navy as a SN-9700 from 1991 until later honorably discharged in 1996. He saw action during the…


Enid Marie Cleveland, 89, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born April 13, 1928 in Wausau to the late Paul and Alfrieda (Golisch) Kuehl. On May 19, 1951, she married Otto R. Cleveland at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau. Together they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until Otto’s death…


Edward M. Detert, 50, of Wausau, passed away on April 26, 2017 at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. There will be an open house visitation from 4:00 PM–7:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau, WI. Please come and share your favorite ‘Ed’ stories. Ed was born in Wausau, WI on September 19,…


Diane L. Groff, age 67, of Wausau, passed away on April 26, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Wausau on October 22, 1949 to the late Louis and Marion (Radloff) Marth. Upon graduation she gained employment at Foreway Express, where she worked for over 25 years in the administrative capacity. Diane was an active member…


Here’s to Norma who arrived on this earth as the second child born to Wave Bell (Starks) Moist and Edward Harvey Moist (Her dad called her “Stub”). Graced at birth with “two teeth and a veil,” such features gave her an intuitive sense and ability to read people. She was married to Hubert Clifford “Baldy” Kemerling for 59 years during…


Meagan Rae Braun died in her home on April 24, 2017 in Weston, WI after a long and difficult battle with chronic illness. She was 29 years old. Meagan was born on December 12, 1987 in Marshfield, WI to her parents Jolaine and Duane Braun. She graduated from Medford Area Senior High in 2006. She was engaged to John Beach…


Michael Dominic Stankowski, age 66, of Greenville, Wisconsin, died at home on Friday, April 21, 2017. Michael was born on April 11, 1951 in Wausau to Dominic and Marcella (Marsh-Kort) Stankowski. He attended UW Stevens Point and Fox Valley Tech. He married Charlotte Gavinski on September 19, 1989. In 1990, Michael was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that left…