Wausau space obituaries March 31, 2023

Obituaries are a neighborhood service courtesy of Helke and Brainard Funeral Properties.

Kenneth A. Schommer

Kenneth (Ken) Anthony Schommer, 92, handed away on March 23, 2023. Ken was born on October 11,1930, to Lambert and Clara (Hoffman) Schommer in Colby, Wisconsin.

He graduated from Marshfield Excessive Faculty in 1948, within the prime 2 p.c of his class. Ken was a proficient and insightful author, successful a number of essay contests and in the end incomes a Wisconsin State Lecturers Faculty scholarship. Hoping to be a trainer sooner or later, Ken put this dream on maintain and accepted an entry-level place at a plywood firm after commencement. Initially a short-term endeavor, this place changed into his life-long profession.

On the age of 19, Ken met the love of his life, Audrey Heinzen, on a serendipitous blind date. Ken and Audrey fell head over heels in love and have been married on August 13, 1951, in Bakerville, Wisconsin. Having enlisted within the U.S. Marines Corps the yr prior, Ken was deployed to Korea simply months after their marriage. Whereas serving as a Sergeant throughout his deployment, their first son was born. Following his return, Ken and Audrey raised their 5 youngsters whereas he diligently superior in his profession.

Over the following 45 years, Ken labored his approach up in numerous plywood corporations, from workplace boy to higher administration, all with a high-school diploma, testifying to his perseverance, dedication, and powerful work ethic. In each neighborhood during which Ken settled, he devoted time to neighborhood service, from cleansing up litter alongside highways to offering sensible schooling in public colleges.

Towards the tip of his profession, he was in a position to notice his dream of being a trainer, touching the lives of over 800 Eighth-grade college students as a volunteer, serving to them to find out about enterprise.

Ken was a religious Catholic who was kind-hearted, considerate, affected person, and humble, with a intelligent humorousness. He was obsessed with schooling and totally loved studying, writing, and sudoku puzzles. Having grown up on an 80-acre farm, Ken had a robust appreciation and love for the nice outside. He loved strolling, gardening, and fishing, in addition to visiting Nationwide Parks throughout the nation. Along with writing, he expressed his creativity via woodworking, portray, and needlework.

Ken and his loving spouse, Audrey, shared a beautiful life collectively for over 71 years. Collectively they explored 48 states of the continental U.S. of their home on wheels” and performed cribbage avidly. He was deeply beloved by his household and pals and might be significantly missed.

Ken is survived by his 5 youngsters, Kenneth Schommer Jr. (Kathy Vollmer), Lynn Egger (Stephan), Frances Lewer (Dennis), Timothy Schommer (Lynn), and Teresa ONeal (Shawn); one brother, Lambert Schommer (Joan); three sisters, Lorraine Candy, Judith Meyer, and Bonita Wittman (Linus); sister-in-law, Shirley Schommer; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-granddaughters.

Ken is preceded in loss of life by his spouse, Audrey; his dad and mom, Lambert and Clara Schommer; his brothers, Cecil Schommer, Father Jerome Schommer, and James Schommer; and his brothers-in-law, Ronald Meyer and Gordon Candy.

Visitation might be held at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Mosinee on Might 20, 2023, at 10 a.m., with a funeral mass held at 11 a.m. Interment will happen on the Colby Memorial Cemetery following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations could also be designated in Ken Schommers title to St. Pauls Catholic Church.

Kens household want to prolong gratitude and particular because of Interim Hospice of Wausau and the compassionate caregivers at Cedar Ridge Elder Companies who helped Ken throughout his last days.

John J. Buettgen Funeral House is aiding household right now.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at HonorOne.com

Wendy R. Tiffany

Wendy Renee (Obermeier) Tiffany, was born on February 22, 1952 and handed away on March 30, 2023.

She was the daughter of Walter and Laura (Olson) Obermeier, who she honored. 

Wendy was the youngest of seven youngsters, Loretta, Walter, George, Ruthann, Laurie and Susan. 

She was born in Wausau and lived in Marathon till age 11 after which moved to Wausau.

Wendy married in July of 1970 and had two sons, Christopher (Laurie) Stone and Joshua Stone.  Her youngsters have been her life.  Sabrina Salter, who she thought of her daughter and beloved dearly.

Wendy additionally had six grandchildren, Anthony, Jameson, Raven, Samantha, Alexander and Makayla and 4 great-grandchildren, Sage, Willow, Estaven and Leo.  All have been beloved and cherished.

Wendy met Orlando Salter in August of 1995.  She beloved him and he was her greatest pal.  They remained collectively.

Wendy was a graduate of Wausau East Excessive Faculty and North Central Technical Institute.  She labored as a lecturers assistant after which as a CAN/Med Tech for the rest of her life.

Personal companies might be held.

Myrtha Ok. Justice

Myrtha Ok. (Myrt) Justice, age 80, died Tuesday, March twenty eighth, 2023 at her daughters residence in Rib Lake underneath the care of household and Medford Hope Hospice.

A memorial service might be held at 11am on Saturday, April twenty ninth, 2023 on the First Lutheran Church in Westboro. Visitation will happen from two hours earlier than the service till it begins, on the church.

Myrt was born on April twenty eighth, 1942 in Westboro, Wisconsin to Lester and Lorraine (Bowen) Peterson. She graduated from Westboro Excessive Faculty earlier than following her older sisters steps by transferring to Chicago, Illinois, the place she met Man Justice. They have been married December 4th, 1961 and had two youngsters, Bradley & Kimberly, earlier than transferring to Westboro in 1972.

Myrt labored within the kitchen of the Westboro Elementary Faculty, was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Westboro, a member of the Westboro VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Thursday night time Rib Lake Bowling League for a few years. She regarded ahead to weekly video games of Pinochle together with her daughter, journeys to casinos with household, and the annual baseball seasons, each Brewers and Dairyland League. Myrt loved gathering antiques at storage gross sales, flea markets, auctions and vintage retailers; was an avid reader and at all times accomplished her arduous crossword puzzles in pen.

She is survived by her two youngsters Bradley (Kristin) Justice of Stetsonville; Kimberly Kim Klemm of Rib Lake; six grand-children, Katelyn (Steven Voss) of Medford; Mallory (Steve) Justice of Wausau; Tyler (CiJi) Justice of Dorchester; Megan (Brian) Niggemann of Medford; Kyle & Isaac Klemm of Inexperienced Bay; 4 great-grandchildren, Everett & Samuel Voss; and Nicole & Makenzie Niggemann; sisters, Joan (Roy) Plemmings of Cummings, GA; Mary (Greg) Wagenknecht of Westboro; Sweet (Dan) Zutavern of Westboro; brothers, Ed (Joyce) Peterson of Westboro; Wealthy Peterson of Ogema; many sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces and prolonged household.

She was preceded in loss of life by her dad and mom; husband, Man; son-in-law, Dean Klemm; sisters, Doredda Olson; Carol Peterson; Jean Anderson; and brother, Tom Peterson.

In lieu of flowers (many relations are allergic), memorials are appreciated and might be designated at a later date.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is aiding household right now.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at MWCS.WS

Lorenzo Perry Funmaker

Lorenzo Perry Funmaker (AKA Eugene Buffalo Head), M?xi Han?i, 76 of Wittenberg, was blessed with peace on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his family members.

Lorenzo was born on December 13, 1946, in Wisconsin. The son of Andrew and Lucy (Little Bear) Funmaker.

On June 14, 1969, Lorenzo was united in marriage to Georgianna Siga WhiteWing. She preceded him in loss of life on December 22, 2014.

Lorenzo loved going by the alias of Eugene Buffalo Head; when it suited him. Lorenzo loved serving to folks across the Native American Church. Eugene loved taking part in basketball. Lorenzo loved singing, drumming, worshipping together with his kin and said that he survived on prayers. Lorenzo loved an excellent sport of golf. Each time he saved rating, he at all times received. He loved taking part in Yahtzee with Siga till the wee hours of the morning. Him, Louie, Hayna & Sonny Boy Lengthy would all get collectively to play spades for dishes.

Eugene loved skipping college to play basketball the place his brothers dubbed him, Eugene. No ceremony, no cedar providing. Athletics got here naturally to him and his brothers. After he began a household, he may at all times be counted on to get whipped up by his children in video games of horse on the makeshift hoop within the yard. They (Mother & Dad) placed on many miles as their youngsters began their education and sports activities adventures all through the years. Typically, he may/can be giving the refs heck relentlessly, even getting tossed out of a number of gyms & video games. All through the years, they made it their mission to go assist the kin via robust instances and even the great celebratory instances. Numerous instances they have been the final ones to go away, staying to assist clear and simply go to.

Lorenzo is survived by his youngsters, Lanette (Lawrence) Walker, Jamie Funmaker, Andrew Funmaker, Katie (John) Thurow and Kelly Autumn Funmaker (his spoiled brat); 13 grandchildren; seven nice grandchildren and a brother, Maynard Funmaker in addition to many different kin and pals.

Lorenzo was preceded in loss of life by his spouse; dad and mom and siblings, Roger, Carlos, Wayne, Wilford, Conrad, Darryl, Thurman, Nathaniel, Anita, Carol, Betty and Darlene.

A Dedication Service might be held at 7am on Saturday, April 1, 2023, on the Siga Middle, Wittenberg. Mr. Travis Cloud will officiate. Burial might be in John Stacy Memorial Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation might be on Thursday from 4pm to 5pm on the Lorenzo Funmaker Residence. Meal might be at 5:30pm on the Siga Middle with devotions to comply with. Visitation will proceed, on Friday from 9am to 5pm, on the Lorenzo Funmaker Residence.

Eloise M. Cappel

Eloise M. Cappel, 77 of Wittenberg, died on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital within the palliative hospice unit.

Eloise was born on February 9, 1946, in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Hollis Sr. and Mary (Wallace) Stokes.

Neal & Eloise met via her two pals (which are married), John and Ann Vidoni. Neal and Eloise realized they have been soulmates and after solely six months of relationship, on February 27, 1982, the couple was united in marriage, in Pineville, Louisiana. Neal preceded Eloise in loss of life on July 13, 2003.

Eloise and her household then moved to Louisiana the place she graduated from Louisiana State College with a level in nursing. Following commencement, she labored at Rapides Normal Hospital in Louisiana. In 1991, she moved her household to Wittenberg and have become employed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Eloise had over 40 years in nursing. She was one of the best nurse ever. She cared about her sufferers like they have been her pals. She then give up nursing as a result of she realized she was lacking out on her daughters life and particular instances together with her husband, Neal Cappel. After nursing, she labored at United Well being Care Insurance coverage till her retirement.

Eloise loved stitching, studying, writing in her journal, espresso and likewise being part of her church. Eloise was a former treasurer at New Horizons United Methodist Church in Wittenberg for a number of years. She completely adored her church and all of the those who got here there. She talked together with her twin sister day-after-day and proper earlier than she went to be, they at all times sang a hymn earlier than they mentioned Goodnight. Religion was extraordinarily essential to Eloise. She prayed at the least thrice a day and would take the shirt off her again to anybody that was in want of assist.

Eloise is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Eloise (fianc Mark) Cappel; siblings, Mary Louise Stokes, Alan (JoRonda) Stokes and Carol (Marshall) Shipp; devoted companion, Yoda together with 4 kitties. She has many nieces, nephews, different kin and pals. Eloise was preceded in loss of life by her husband, dad and mom and brother, Hollis Stokes Jr.

Funeral preparations are pending right now.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Residence, Wittenberg is aiding the household with preparations. Recollections and messages of help could also be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Derald L. Kell

Derald Louie Louis Kell, 91, handed away peacefully March 25, 2023 underneath the care of Aspirus Consolation Care and Hospice Companies.

He was born on January 20, 1932 in Wausau, son of the late Louis and Freida Kell.

Derald attended colleges within the Wausau space and graduated from Wausau Excessive Faculty in 1950.  On December 1, 1951 he married Darlene Krueger and so they have been life lengthy sweethearts of 71 years and raised 4 boys.

He was proprietor and operator of Kells Conoco Gasoline Station and Outside Sports activities in Wausau, he then went to work for JI Case, Murray Equipment and Land Artwork landscaping.

Derald was positively jack of all trades and grasp of all.  He loved constructing something, he may construct no matter you requested for.  He taught so many individuals how woodworking was completed, and loved educating simply as a lot as making the mission.  He additionally loved deer searching with the gang on the new wooden camp, beloved fishing, loved turkey searching, and ice fishing with very long time pals.  He loved elevating butterflies and gardening. 

Survivors embody his spouse, Darlene, his sons, Russell (Diane) Kell, Marathon, David (Leela) Kell, Weston, Kevin (Stacie) Kell, Escondido, California; daughter-in-law, Cheri Kell, Wausau; grandchildren, Brian Kell, Jason Kell and Vivian Kell; great-grandchildren, Ty and Trevor Kell.

Apart from his dad and mom, he was preceded in loss of life by a sister, Laverne and son, Steven.

On the request of Derald there won’t be a funeral service.  A personal gathering with instant household might be at a later date.

On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

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