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December 11, 2019

10/12/2019 7:30:00 AM
Duane David Henrichs

Duane David Henrichs, age 84, passed away with his family by his side on Oct. 6, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. Duane was born in Merrill to Carl and Margaret Henrichs. He worked for Constondus Construction, building industrial smokestacks, including the smokestacks that are still standing at the Rhinelander Paper Mill.

On Aug. 2, 1958 he married the love of his life, Carol Kay Sutton, and they just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. In 1960, he went to work for the Rhinelander Paper Mill, retiring in 1997.

Duane was an avid musky fisherman, deer hunter, and loved camping with family and friends. He did woodworking for many years, including building many things for his children and grandchildren. He loved to go ice fishing, and enjoyed traveling throughout the country.

Duane is survived by his wife Carol; three daughters, Tammy, Cindy (Joe), and Debora; two sisters, Nancy and Susan; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his father Carl, mother Margaret, his brothers Robert and Jerome, sister Lu Ellen, and brothers-in-law Walter and Larry.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Cabaret Cove (formerly Taj Mahall) at 1540 Pueblo Drive, Rhinelander, WI from noon to p.m.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Article comment by: Ron Biwer

Just learned of Duane's death in Rhinelander obits. I chatted with him briefly at the 60th and sensed from his comments that he wasn't 100%. While not knowing him well, he always seemed like such an easy going, talented and interesting guy. My best wishes are with you and your family.

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