Charlotte Carol (nee Campbell) Hagenbucher, age 78, of Wausau died Monday April 5, 2021, under the care of Aspirus Hospice at Colonial Manor Health Center, Wausau, after suffering a stroke.
She was born January 16, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Virginia C. (nee Puckett) Campbell. Charlotte lived a great deal of her life on Kickbusch Street with her four siblings and was the second oldest. She attended Longefellow Grade School, Horace Mann Middle School and graduated from Wausau Senior High School class of 1962.
On October 10, 1964 she married Thomas Hagenbucher in Wausau. They later divorced but remained close until his death on August 16, 2017. Charlotte worked for many years at Prange Way in Wausau up to its closing and then worked at T.J. Max for many years. She enjoyed her time being employed and made many friends through the years and kept in touch with them in retirement.
Charlotte enjoyed her home on LeMessurier Street (she didn’t wander far from Kickbusch) where she lived for many years up until her death. Her yard and water fountain were of special pride to her and she, along with two of her brothers, spent countless hours fine tuning it. Concerts on the Square at the 400 Block of Third street was where you could find her on Wednesday nights in the summertime. She would pick up her friends and go there and if you asked where they were sitting it would be just outside Three Sisters (You must be from Wausau if…). Charlotte loved golfing and although never becoming an avid golfer she held a love for the sport. With her brother, Scott Campbell heavily involved in the Wausau Curling Club she too became an amateur curler along with her other brother Richard. Later in life Char was fortunate enough to take three “trips of a lifetime” to Europe. One was with her brother Richard and two with Rich, Scott and her beloved sister-in-law Kelly Campbell. As a child she enjoyed camping up-north at Crystal Lake and when mom and dad lived at Indian Shores in Woodruff she would visit them often to enjoy Lake Tomahawk and a camp fire. With a love for travel and being close with her parents she visited them at their winter home in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Survivors include her son Kurt (Lisa) Hagenbucher of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Victor, Nicholas, Nathan, Amanda, Heather, Harley Hagenbucher, Samantha (Joshua) Coleman; great grandchildren, Jude, Kayleigh, Kaden, Coltan, Adrianne, Jonathan, Hailey and Rowan; three brothers, Richard Campbell, Scott (Kelly) Campbell all of Wausau and Bruce Campbell, New Port Richey, Florida; one brother-in-law, Darryl Erickson, Muscatine, Iowa; a loving niece, Teresa (Tom) Randleman, of Muscatine, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Hagenbucher who passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2020, her former husband Tom, parents, one sister Karen Erickson, her sister-in-law Laurie Campbell, and one infant sister Mary Virginia Campbell. Charlotte is further survived by her fur companion, Trip, who gave her loving companionship for many years as only a dog can do.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street Wausau. Rev. Daryl Erickson, Charlotte’s brother-in-law, will officiate. She will be laid to rest next to her parents and infant sister at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the Sixth Street funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be directed to the Marathon County Humane Society 7001 Packer Drive Wausau, WI 54401 in memory of Charlotte Campbell Hagenbucher.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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