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March 27, 2023


Chad Alan Gehrig
Chad Alan Gehrig, age 41, of Tomahawk, died on March 16, 2023, at Froedert Hospital in Wauwatosa, with his loving family at his side.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Barbara Opal Lee
Barbara Opal Lee, 75, of Sugar Camp passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2023, with her family by her side, after courageously battling cancer. She was born Oct. 5, 1947, in La Crosse, to Louis and Harriet (Wilsey) Youngman.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Sondra Lee "Sondie" Wilson
Sondra Lee "Sondie" Wilson, 83, of Rhinelander, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Rennes Health & Rehab in Rhinelander with her loving husband by her side.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Shari Rae Wolczewski
Shari Rae Wolczewski - loving wife, dedicated mother, and friend of many - passed away on March 19, 2023, at the age of 69.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Mary Ann Nelson
Mary Ann Nelson, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on March 21, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Rosetta McKenzie
Rosetta McKenzie, age 92, of Rhinelander, died on March 21, 2023, in Rhinelander. She was born on April 11, 1930, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Turner) Ruttan.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Theodore Chester Jankowski
Ted C. Jankowski, 47, of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Friday, March 24, 2023

Jane Leatherman Reilly
Jane Letherman Reilly, 75, passed away on March 16, 2023, after a lengthy illness, at her home in Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia, N.C. She had been receiving excellent care by the staff there as well as by the nurses with Carolina Caring.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Jean Elizabeth Hazelquist
Jean Elizabeth Hazelquist passed peacefully away on March 12, 2023, with her children close by.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Susan Mary Mixis
Susan Mary Mixis, age 73, of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Grace Lodge Assisted Living in Rhinelander, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on March 2, 1950, in Merrill, to John and Violet (Thompson) Mixis.
Friday, March 17, 2023

Bernice A. Gaber
Bernice A. Gaber, age 88, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2023 at the Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander. She was born on April 16, 1934, in Ripon, the daughter of Stanish and Helen (Seabul) Pralat.
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Friday, March 17, 2023

Nancy Kortenhof
Nancy (Rhode) Kortenhof (83) of Sugar Camp passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 10, 2023.
(1 comments)

Friday, March 17, 2023

Jeffery Alan Larson
Jeffery Alan Larson of Rhinelander passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Ascension Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, Illinois.
(1 comments)

Friday, March 17, 2023

Harvey James Pelot
Harvey James Pelot, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Rhinelander on Feb. 21, 2023.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Diane Shaltis
Diane Shaltis (Bishop), age 63, passed away on March 7, 2023 at her home in Pine Lake. She was born Sept. 5, 1959, in Rhinelander, to Duane and Beverly (Cleland) Bishop.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Linda Jean Zimmerman
A loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, Linda Jean Zimmerman, 75, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2023 at her home.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Bernard "Wimpy" Wanty
Bernard "Wimpy" Wanty, age 60, of Rhinelander, died on March 9, 2023, at the Wausau Aspirus Hospital. He was born on Dec. 18, 1962, in Rhinelander, to Bernard and Janice (Reader) Wanty. He was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Mark A. Nelson
Mark A. Nelson, 62, of Rhinelander, died Friday, March 3, 2023, at Marshfield Medical Center, Beaver Dam. He was born on April 9, 1960, in Racine, the son of Thomas and Alexandria (Boalbey) Nelson.
Friday, March 10, 2023

Erma Scolley
Erma Scolley, of Deerbrook, died on March 4, 2023 at her home under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice.
Friday, March 10, 2023

George A. Richards
George A. Richards, age 80, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 5, 2023. George was born in Rhinelander on Feb. 25, 1943.
Friday, March 10, 2023

Mavis Joan Hicks
Mavis Joan (Freidig) Hicks, age 88, passed to eternal life on March 1, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinson's, inclusion body myositis and heart disease. She was born on April 29, 1934, in Bellville, in Green County, the daughter of Grace Breuling and Frederick Albert Freidig. Mavis graduated from East High School, Madison, in 1952 and Madison General School of Nursing in 1955.
Friday, March 10, 2023

Kerri Lyn Tober
Kerri Lyn Tober, 47, of Rhinelander, passed away suddenly of natural causes at her home on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

James Alvin Johnson
James Alvin Johnson, 67, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2023.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Mavis Hicks
Mavis Hicks, age 88, of Rhinelander, died on March 1, 2023, in Minocqua.
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Friday, March 3, 2023

Agnes Marie Paulman
Agnes Marie Paulman, age 71, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at Wausau Manor in Wausau.
Friday, March 3, 2023

Laura Rouse
Laura Rouse, age 74, of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
Friday, March 3, 2023

Donna Lynn Ferguson
Donna Lynn Ferguson, age 69, was born August 26, 1953, in Richmond, Va. She tragically and suddenly passed away with her brother, Wilson Ferguson, in a car accident in Three Lakes, on Feb. 21, 2023.
Friday, March 3, 2023

Wilson Curtis Ferguson
Wilson Curtis Ferguson, age 63, was born June 1, 1959, in Richmond, Va. He tragically and suddenly passed away with his sister, Donna Ferguson, in a car accident in Three Lakes on Feb. 21, 2023.
Friday, March 3, 2023

Thomas J. Schaefer
Thomas J. Schaefer, age 74, of Woodboro, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born on April 20, 1948, the second son of William Henry Schaefer and Lilly Mae (LaPerriere) Schaefer. He grew up in Milwaukee and Brown Deer, graduating from Brown Deer High School in 1967.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Harvey James Pelot
Harvey James Pelot, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Rhinelander on February 21, 2023. He was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Wisconsin Rapids, the son of George Sr. and Selena Eglephyre (Davis) Pelot.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

James Henry Jurries
James Henry Jurries, son to John and Hazel (Renfro) Jurries, who was born on July 16, 1938, in Blue Island, Illinois was reunited in Heaven on February 17, 2023 with his greatest love Barbara Ann (Shipe) Jurries.
Friday, February 24, 2023

Floyd J. Breneman
Floyd J. Breneman, age 94 of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital, surrounded by loving family.
Friday, February 24, 2023

Bettina Eleanor McCleary
Bettina Eleanor McCleary (Beebe), of Rhinelander, departed from this earth on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at the age of 103.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Lester Emil Zunker
Lester Emil Zunker, age 80, of Rhinelander, died on Feb. 14, 2023, at his home with his loving family at his side.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

James Robert Stefonik
James Robert Stefonik, 87, of Sugar Camp, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2023, at Legacy of the Northwoods in Eagle River.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Alexander Ezekiel Mackowski
Our beloved son, Alexander Ezekiel Mackowski, 36, passed away from a truck accident Wednesday morning, Feb 8, 2023, at ThedaCare in Neenah.
Friday, February 17, 2023

Jean Streicher
Jean Streicher, 85, of Heafford Junction, was welcomed into the arms of her beloved husband, Dave, and recently-deceased grandson, Jason, after a tragic auto accident on Feb. 9.
Friday, February 17, 2023

Christopher Alan Droes
Christopher Alan Droes, 59, of St. Germain, passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2023, at his home with his family at his side.
Friday, February 17, 2023

Dianne Marie Stichmann
Dianne Marie Stichmann, 79, Wausau, formerly of Phillips passed away on Monday, Feb 13, 2023, while under the care of Marshfield Hospital-Weston Comfort Care and Assisted Living Services at Mountain Terrace, Wausau.
Friday, February 17, 2023

Lester Emil Zunker
Lester Emil Zunker, age 80, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 14, 2023 in Rhinelander.
Friday, February 17, 2023

Kathryn Marie Heise
Kathryn Marie Heise, of Rhinelander, age 67, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2023, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on Aug. 30, 1955, in Rhinelander, to Donald and Joann (Goddard) Heise.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Clarissa Mae Kupczak
Clarissa Mae Kupczak, 96, of Sugar Camp, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Feb. 8, 2023.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

David Francis Garvey
David Francis Garvey died peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family on Feb. 2, 2023, at the age of 83 years old.
Friday, February 10, 2023

Kathryn Marie Heise
Kathryn Marie Heise, of Rhinelander, age 67, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2023, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on Aug. 30, 1955, in Rhinelander, to Donald and Joann (Goddard) Heise.
Friday, February 10, 2023

Sharon Anne Meyer
Sharon Anne Meyer, 64, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday evening, Feb. 5, 2023.
Friday, February 10, 2023

Judith "Judy" Ann Rausch
Judith "Judy" Ann Rausch went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. At Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Neenah.
Friday, February 10, 2023

Charles John Bettinger
Charles "Charlie" J. Bettinger, 80, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Phillip John Puza
Phillip John Puza, age 47, of Rhinelander, entered God's Kingdom on January 30, 2023. He was born on November 15, 1975, in Rhinelander, the son of Clarence and Susan (Briggs) Puza.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Dennis D. "Denny" Hunter
Dennis Hunter, 83 years old, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at home with his loving wife Pat by his side.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Scott C. Wahouske
Scott C. Wahouske, 59, of Rhinelander, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Bonita Simineau
Bonita Simineau, age 86, of Rhinelander, died on Feb. 2, 2023 at the Friendly Village in Rhinelander. She was born on June 12, 1936 in Merrill.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Charles John Bettinger
Charles "Charlie" J. Bettinger, 80, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, February 3, 2023

William "Bill" LeRoy Johnson Jr.
William (Bill) LeRoy Johnson, Jr. was born in Elmhurst, Ill. on May 11, 1941, to William L. and Violet P. (Lavett) Johnson Sr.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Cora"Corky" Mavis Kahl
Cora "Corky" Mavis Kahl, 92, of Rhinelander and a former resident of Harshaw, passed away on Sunday evening at Grace Lodge.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Gary Wayne Martin
Gary Wayne Martin, 72, of Rhinelander, passed away at his home on Friday morning, Jan. 27, 2023 with his wife Debra by his side.
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Friday, February 3, 2023

Phillip John Puza
Phillip John Puza, age 47, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 30, 2023, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 15, 1975, in Rhinelander, the son of Clarence and Susan (Briggs) Puza.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Jeffrey Alan Urquhart
Jeffrey Alan Urquhart, age 75, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 12, 2023, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

William "Bill" LeRoy Johnson Jr.
William "Bill" LeRoy Johnson Jr., 81, of Monico, passed away on Thursday afternoon, January 26, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital, with his family at his side.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Gertrude "Trudy" Jenkins
Gertrude "Trudy" Jenkins, age 90, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 23, 2023 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was born on April 18, 1932, in Whitewater, the daughter of Oscar and Marie (Eiting) Wegner.
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Friday, January 27, 2023

Clare Kuczmarski
Clare Kuczmarski, 88, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, January 27, 2023

Lynn Joel Laakso
Lynn Joel Laakso, 73, of Rhinelander, passed away at his home on Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 2023.
Friday, January 27, 2023

Eli Richard Marquardt
Eli Richard Marquardt, age 17, of Rhinelander, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at home in Rhinelander. He was born on Oct. 26, 2005, in Rhinelander, to Rebecca Steffke-Varnum and Benjamin Marquardt.
Friday, January 27, 2023

Charles F. Skinner Sr.
Charles F. Skinner Sr. 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary T. Shriel
I, Mary T. Shriel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer and COPD.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Michael Allen Vlahakis
Mike Vlahakis lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017.
(7 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gerald James Van Beynen Jr.
Gerald James Van Beynen, Jr. age 69 of Flat Rock, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 following a five-year battle with cancer.
(4 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Susan Alice Storma
Sue lost her battle with cancer on Thursday October 19, 2017. She was born in Rhinelander at St. Mary's Hospital to Ray and Audrey Winquist.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry
Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry, age 92, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at his residence.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien, age 75, a longtime resident of Eagle River, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Eagle River.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Margaret A. Feger
Margaret A. Feger, age 87, of Rhinelander, a former resident of Crandon, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Marjorie L. Lovestead
Marjorie L. Lovestead, age 98, of Rhinelander, died August 8, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carol J. Feck
Carol J. Feck passed away at home with her grandson by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Donald W. Andersen
Donald W. Andersen, age 63, of the Town of Piehl, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his residence.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett
Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett, age 85, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Alice A. Majder
Alice A. Majder, age 94, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Grace Lodge.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Louise Massey
Louise Massey (nee Lockwood) has gone home to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz
Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz, age 74, a resident of Sugar Camp for 43 years, formerly of Winnetka, Ill. for 24 years and Miami, Fla. for 8 years, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at her home.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rose Mary Luce
Rose Mary Luce, age 70 of Tomahawk, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Tomahawk Health Services.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

David O. "Pops" Ahles
David O "Pops" Ahles, 95, of 480 Southgate Drive, Tomahawk, went home to Jesus, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Riverview Care Center in Tomahawk.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dean Robert Baehman
Dean Robert Baehman, age 68, of Weaverville, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at John F. Keever Solace Center.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz
Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz, 47, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at his home under the care of hospice on Oct. 5, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

George V. Pienkowski
George V. Pienkowski, 94, of Rhinelander, died Oct. 6, 2017 at his home under the care of hospice with his wife of 71 years and family at his side.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen
Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen, age 68, was born Monday, July 11, 1949, in Chicago, to Joseph Andrew and Gertrude Helene Marie (Schroeder) Humphrey.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arnold L. Osborne
Arnold L. Osborne, age 84 of Laona, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Neil J. Moore
(July 25, 1938 - Oct. 3, 2017)

Neil Jay Moore of Gleason passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital at the age of 79.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Raymond D. Petersen
Raymond D. Petersen, 85, of Sycamore died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Marlene Gail Waalkens
Marlene Gail Waalkens died peacefully at her home in Starks on Friday, Sept.29, 2017 at the age of 83.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Michael A. Miller
Michael A. Miller, age 68, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017,

at Tomahawk Health Services in Tomahawk.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


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