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Barbara A. Bondgien

December 9, 1942 ~ May 24, 2021 (age 78)


Barbara A. Bondgien, 78, Wausau, died Monday May 24, 2021 at Mount View Care Center, under the care of Compassus Hospice.


She was born December 9, 1942, in Oak Creek, daughter of the late Leo and Evelyn (Ames) Pacholski.  On August 20, 1966 she married John Bondgien at St. James Catholic Church, Franklin, Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death October 11, 2008.


Barbara had been employed as an Elementary and Music School Teacher as well as a Certified Public Accountant and Claims Processor.  Among her favorite things to do were knitting, crocheting, puzzles, and crosswords.  She was also a member of St. Catherine Council at Holy Name Catholic Church.


Survivors include her children, Jeanette (Shawn) Wiedenhoeft, Darien, Victoria (Thomas) Rainville, Wausau, Nicholas Bondgien, Oak Dale, Minn.; grandchildren, Andrea (Alex) Imhoff, Casey (Sydney) Wiedenhoeft, Ethan Wiedenhoeft, Jacob Wiedenhoeft, Sarah Wiedenhoeft, John Bondgien, Eva Bondgien, Claudia Bondgien, Andrew Rainville; Great grandchildren, Monroe Imhoff and Skylar Imhoff,; many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Granec.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday May 28, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Samuel Martin will preside.  Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Medford.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  There will be a parish rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sixth Street funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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May 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

May 28, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
May 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)

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