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September 29, 2022

9/9/2022 5:29:00 AM
Elizabeth "Liz" Wahlstrom

Elizabeth "Liz" Wahlstrom, age 85, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 31, 2022, at her home. She was born on June 13, 1937, in Oshkosh, the daughter of Erwin and Mildred (Pittelkow) Krueger. She attended schools in Oshkosh and then attended the U of W LaCrosse where she graduated with a degree in physical education.

Liz married David Wahlstrom on June 27,1960 and they moved to Rhinelander in March of 1963. She taught physical education in the Rhinelander school district, mainly in K-6, for many years. She also taught swimming in the city programs but also to all the neighborhood kids in the Wisconsin River. She was blessed to have a close group of friends who shared her love of playing Bridge throughout the years.

Liz is survived by her daughter Heide (Jeff) Stein, her son Eric Wahlstrom, her six grandchildren and her three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband David on July 3, 2011, her parents and her brother John Krueger.

Per Liz's wishes there will be no services at this time. You may leave your private condolences for the Wahlstrom family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Wahlstrom family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Article comment by: Lee Belmas

My sympathy and prayers, Heidi and Eric, to you and your families. I always enjoyed parent/teacher conferences with your mom. They were good conferences, of course! Stay strong and keep your faith in the Lord,

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