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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4


“Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart” ~Edmund Burke

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“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” ~Victor Hugo

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

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 the community known for bike riding with her schnauzer dogs. She also enjoyed playing sheepshead with her family and friends, going to the casino, camping, bonfires, and a cold PBR.
Verona is preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters Ella Frank & Teresa Peters, and her brother Phillip Dalsky. She is survived by her sister and brother in law; Florence & James Peters, her god-daughter; Rose Oelrich, and her god-son; Chuck Frank, as well as many nieces & nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. All of her family and friends as well as the community knew Verona as “Auntie”.
Services by Brainard Funeral home for Verona will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon City on Thursday May 11th with a visitation at 4:30 PM, service at 6:00 PM, and a luncheon to follow.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Brian Smith for caring for her for many years, the Wausau Hospital for the care she received in the final days, and to Brian and Jeanine Tesch for caring for her in their home these past years so that she could continue to enjoy life and love to its fullest.

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  1. Cheryl Kohnhorst

    05/05/2017 at 9:27 am

    So Sorry for your loss. I got to know Verona when I worked at Memorial/South Hospital. She was a great lady. So many times I would see her peddling on Grand Ave with one of her dogs in the bike basket. My deepest sympathy to all of you.