Amanda Ann Mengel, 22, Wausau, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Wausau, due to complications from a venous thrombosis embolism.
She was born December 31, 1996 in Wausau, daughter of Gene and Kimberly (Couillard) Mengel of Wausau. She was a 2015 graduate of DC Everest High School, and continued her studies at St. Norbert College, where she graduated this year with a Bachelor of Arts. Amanda was employed as an Assistant Teacher with the Wausau Area School District as well worked part-time at the Boys and Girls Club of the Wausau Area.
Survivors include her parents, Gene and Kimberly; paternal grandparents, Robert and Sheryl Mengel, Lakewood; maternal grandparents, Judith Oestreich, Arizona; Rocky (Jan) Couillard, Dousman; and Linda Couillard, Waukesha; paternal great-grandmother, Shirley Langteau, Rothschild; siblings, Crystal (Krisa Krause) Kittel, Wausau; Thomas (Brittney) Mengel, Kronenwetter; Jessica (Corey) Garland, Solon Springs; and Jennifer Mengel, Wausau; Boyfriend and Soulmate Jorge Del Consuelo Martinez, Plover; her best friend Emily Sherfinski, Schofield; nieces and nephews, Aidan, Danica, Lilian, Keitan, Mason, Julian and Hunter; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Oestreich and an uncle, Steve Siehndel.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The prayer service will begin at 5:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. Rev. Joseph Albert Saleth will preside. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Amanda was strong in her faith and loved to sing. She was a member of St Therese children’s choir, breakfast team and taught CCD until graduating high school. She played clarinet in the DC Everest High School band and proudly served as a Girl Scout for 13 years. She loved her campers for the past few summers at the DC Everest Adventure Camp.
Her love, devotion and dedication to the International students, CRU, Tanzania, Theda Phi Alpha and St. Norbert may never be forgotten. Her spirit of love and positivity may forever live on. It will be hard to even imagine this world without her beautiful soul, wonderful smile, and amazing hugs. We are all truly blessed to have had her in our lives for this short time, and she surely will be missed.
Her sister, Jennifer was her best friend and together they spent many hours watching movies, making dinner, laughing and hanging out. Amanda not only spread the love, but received it as well. She and Jorge had fallen in love and were making plans for the future. They were everything to each other. She touched everyone she met and loved them for who they were. She will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten!
If there’s one promise we make to her is that we will all “Sing that song and dance like no one is watching.”
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Amanda’s memory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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