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Marcella Andraska Obituary

Marcella Marie Andraska
Marcella Marie Andraska

September 8, 1924 - September 4, 2017
Born in Milwaukee, WI
Resided in Wausau, WI

Obituary

Marcella Andraska, age 92, passed away on September 4, 2017, under the care of Aspirus Hospital, Wausau. She resided at The Wellington Assisted Living Place, Rib Mountain, since 2011. Marcella was born on September 8, 1924, in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Anton and Angeline (Putkamer) Wenzel. After graduating from Marathon High School she worked at Cutler-Hammer, Milwaukee, WI, from 1942-1946. She married Roman Andraska on September 18, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cassel, WI. She and her husband of 67 years lived in Cassel, WI, before retiring and moving to Marathon, WI. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2013.

A lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marcella was a choir member, prayer leader, CCD teacher and a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women. She was a homemaker and enjoyed travel, swimming, music, playing cards and spending time with her family. Marcella had a great sense of wit which she shared with others.

Marcella will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Glenice (Rob) Klestinski, Gilbert, AZ; Karen (Bruce) Donahue, Bend, OR; four sons, David (Diane) Andraska, Black River Falls, WI; Mark Andraska, Marathon, WI; Jim (Kim) Andraska, Hatley, WI; Paul Andraska, Addison, TX; one sister, Alvina Lensmire, Marathon, WI. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Nicholas (Teresa) Burkard, Tyler (Brittany) Donahue, Katherine Donahue, Colin Donahue; Rebecca (Jeff) Hoeben, Amy (Matt) Brunette, Kevin Andraska; Kristy (Tim) Cogdill, Jordan (Samantha) Andraska; and twelve great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, Romie, she was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Andershak, two brothers, Simon Wenzel and Clarence Wenzel and one great grandchild, David Cogdill.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cassel. Rev. Felix Tigoy and Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Family will receive friends from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com Memorials may be directed to the family for donations to local charities. The family wishes to thank the Wellington Place staff for the care they provided Marcella.

Marcella will be a living presence to her family as she was an example of faith, family, love of God and prayer.

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Visitation
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3372 County Road S
Marathon, WI US 54448
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Service
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3372 County Road S
Marathon, WI US 54448
Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:30 AM
Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Town of Cassle, WI US
Saturday, September 9, 2017