Wausau space obituaries March 20, 2023

Wausau area obituaries March 20, 2023

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

Lavern L. Brandt

Lavern L. Brandt, 95, of Weston, WI handed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

Lavern was born at house on Feb. 15, 1928 within the City of Hamburg, Little Chicago to Leo M. and Louise (Pruss) Brandt. He was joined in marriage to Delores A. Sturm on June 17, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church, City of Maine. They had been married for 67 years. Delores handed away August 12, 2017.

He graduated from Marathon Excessive College in 1946 and went on to the College of Wisconsin Stevens Level to graduate with a B E educating diploma for grades Ok-9. Lavern taught his first 5 years at two rural faculties within the Wausau District. Then in 1954, he was employed by the Everest District to show within the Junior Excessive and coach sports activities. Lavern primarily taught math and was the Math Division Chairman for thirty years. He was the primary to show Remedial Math for Summer time College, and co-authored a math handbook with a co-worker.

Throughout his years at Everest, he coached freshman soccer for 43 years, 38 of these being the pinnacle freshman soccer coach. Coach Brandt and Coach Malueg coached collectively for 30 years and completed a lot of seasons undefeated. Lavern was the primary varsity baseball coach for 4 years at D.C. Everest Senior Excessive. For 35 years he was the pinnacle coach for eighth grade Jr. Excessive Boys Basketball. He was the primary Interscholastic Everest eighth grade women’ basketball head coach. Lavern officiated basketball for 25 years all through WI and he was the primary to officiate shot putt for Everest. He continued officiating shot putt for 55 years.

Lavern obtained many awards all through his tenure, some are listed beneath;

· Instructor of the 12 months 1981

· Athletic Dedication Award in 1986

· Turned a member of the Silver E Membership for educating within the district for 25 years

· Turned an preliminary member of the D. C. Everest Sr. Excessive Wall of Fame for coaches in 2005

Lavern and Delores loved touring collectively. They went to Germany and different European international locations, in addition to many U.S. states one in every of which was Alaska. Of their earlier years, they hung out with their neighborhood pals dancing to waltzes and polkas, in addition to enjoying playing cards collectively.

Lavern and Delores authored a ebook of the historical past of Maple Grove Cemetery. Additionally they created Maple Grove Obituary Binders which have all of the obituaries from 1922-present. He was on the Board of Maple Grove Cemetery and served as its secretary for 25 years.

He helped kind Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Rothschild together with Coach Howard Stiehm. Lavern was a constitution member of the church and held a number of places of work in it.

He was a member of the Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin German Membership for 30 + years.

Lavern beloved spending time with humorous pals at McDonald’s and the volunteers at Maple Grove Cemetery. Within the final 5 years, he felt so blessed to have his sort and useful neighbors Ken and Mary Rohmeyer, Randy and Beth Gruening and Eric Jehn.

Survivors embrace his daughter Lynn (Wealthy) Maier of Rothschild, his grandchildren Lori (James) Mueller of Waukesha, Ryan (Anna) Maier of Neenah, his niece Sandra (Jeff) Wolf of Kronenwetter, and his nephews, Darwin (Debbie) Kufahl and Perry (Shelley) Kufahl.

Lavern was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, his brother Clamont W (Helen) Brandt, and their kids Patricia, Susan and Rob Brandt, his sister Dorothy (Charles) Kufahl and their sons, Wendell and Steve Kufahl and his sister Gerraine (Leroy) Sturm and their son Terry Sturm.

Visitation will probably be held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson St., Weston, WI on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 9:30 am until midday. The service will probably be at midday. Burial will observe at Maple Grove Cemetery within the City of Maine.

Patricia Poeske

Patricia Poeske, age 89, handed away on March 4, 2023.

Patricia was born in Saxon, WI to Charles and Helen Steele.

Patricia married Fredrick Poeske on July 18, 1959 in Wausau at St. Stevens Lutheran Church. Patricia was a member of the quilting Group at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. and the City of Essential Homemakers. She sang within the Church Choir, and taught Sunday College. Patricia loved spending time along with her household and pals. She will probably be missed by all that knew her.

Patricia is survived by: Her husband Fredrick (Fritz) Poeske of Wausau. Son: Michael Poeske of Wausau. Sister-in-law: Barbara (Gerald) Borchardt of Edgar. Son-in-law Jeff Miester of Hatley and plenty of different nieces, nephews, different relaitaves, and pals.

She was preceded in dying by her Mother and father, Daughter: Lori Miester, (3) Sisters: Joann, Sharon, Audrey. Brother: Roger.

Visitation will probably be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. (5304 forty fourth Ave, Wausau, WI 54401)

Memorial Companies for Patricia will probably be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Maggie Westaby officiating.

Dr. Travis J. Diederich

Dr. Travis J. Diederich “Dr. Travis,” 43, of Weston, handed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at house underneath the care of his household and Aspirus Consolation Care and Hospice Companies.

He was born on January 13, 1980 in Inexperienced Bay to Diane (Lemke) Diederich and the late Timothy Diederich.  At a younger age Travis’ dad and mom moved to the Wausau space. 

He grew up attending Trinity Lutheran College and graduated from D.C. Everest Excessive College in 1998.  He went on to finish his Physician of Chiropractic at Northwestern College in Bloomington, Minnesota.  Dr. Travis operated Spring into Life Chiropractic in Wausau since 2010.  He had a ardour for Chiropractic and the wellness of his sufferers.

Survivors embrace his mom, Diane Diederich; and aunts, Shirley Lemke and Nancy Diederich.

He was preceded in dying by his father, Timothy Diederich; uncle, David Diederich; maternal grandparents, Henry and Florence Lemke; and paternal grandparents, Al and Leone Diederich.

A memorial service will probably be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, with Rev. Jim Mayland officiating.  Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. till the time of service on the church.  Burial will happen at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, village of Maine.  On-line condolences could also be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

The household would admire memorial donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir.

Jack Hassel

Jack Hassel 82, of Medford handed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 underneath the care of Hope Hospice.

Jack was born exterior of Merrill on November 24, 1940, to Peter and Elsie (Kleinschmidt) Hassel.  When Jack was younger his household moved to Milwaukee.

He’s survived by his loving spouse Janet (Dassow) Hassel. His sister Marge Williams, brothers David (Patricia), Melvin Hassel, sister-in-law Pat Hassel.  Additionally a number of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, 3 sisters, 5 brothers and several other brothers-in-law.  

There will probably be no funeral per Jacks request.

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

Kenneth R. VanderKoy

Kenneth R. VanderKoy, 78, of Elderon, died on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Care Companions Reminiscence Care in Weston, surrounded by his household and underneath the care of Interim Hospice.

Ken was born on January 30, 1945, in Wausau, the son of Raymond and Agnes (Bernitt) VanderKooy.

On June 7, 1969, Ken was united in marriage to Beverly Bohte in Rib Lake, WI and collectively they’d 4 kids, Scott, Mark, Jody, and Jamie. The couple later divorced.

Ken grew up on a farm within the City of Elderon, the place he hung out together with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and his canine Shep. He graduated from Wittenberg Excessive College in 1963. Ken spent most of his life working in building, as a carpenter and drywall contractor. In 1984 he relocated to Las Vegas for 10 years earlier than returning to WI to work for his sons at their firm VanderKoy Bros Drywall. After his years in building, Ken began VanderKoy Trucking and was an over-the-road truck driver, touring routes to the Pacific Northwest, visiting pals Bud and Marcy in Montana and his brother Gary in Seattle, WA alongside the best way.

Ken all the time had a love for automobiles. He raced inventory automobiles when he was younger, he restored previous basic automobiles and would discover crashed autos at public sale to repair up for household. He additionally loved snowmobiling, boating and waterskiing.

Ken is survived by kids Mark (Jenni) VanderKoy of Wausau, Jody (Jason) Nordby of Lake Mills, Jamie (Ron) Wendorski of Weston and Aria Bennett of Eau Claire; eight grandchildren, Adalene, Simon and Willow VanderKoy, Benton and Brandt Nordby, Vance, August and Josephine Wendorski; former spouse, Beverly; two brothers, Gary (Linda) VanderKooy of Snohomish, WA and Alan (Maxine) VanderKooy of Eland and his beloved cat, Sherlock.

Ken was preceded in dying by his dad and mom; one son, Scott; grandparents and plenty of aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Service will probably be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 27, 2023, at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral House in Wittenberg. Rev. Wes Jedras will officiate. Visitation will probably be on Monday, from 9 AM till the time of service on the funeral house.

The household wish to thank Kenneth’s neighbor and pal, Donald Spranger, for his visits and help given to Ken and Sherlock through the years.

Recollections and messages of help could also be shared at schmidtschulta.com

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