Daryll N. Rosentreter, 74, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born November 24, 1946 in Wausau, son of the late Hilmer and Ethlyn (Hartwig) Rosentreter. On February 21, 1970 he married Jane Rempke at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. He is survived by his three children, Tress, Chad(Amelia), Michael, three grandchildren Olivia, Brennan, Emerson, four granddogs; Gloria, Jack, Bucky, Spryo, one sister, Linda Ploeger, two sister-in-laws; Therese (John) Maguire, Mary(Xavier) Martin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daryll was first and foremost an exceptional father, dedicated and loving husband to his wife of 50 years, and friend to many who devoted his life to the people he loved. Those who knew him well could provide witness to how special he was capable of making them feel, one of his many talents. Daryll was a man of inexhaustible humor with an evident love of people and laughter. Considered by many a “jokester” he thrived in any situation he could elicit a laugh from others.
Daryll served our country in the Army as a combat engineer during the Vietnam War. Following his return to the states he set his ambitions toward carpentry and cabinet making, becoming an accomplished woodworker and supervisor at Kolbe and Kolbe for several years while supporting his growing family. Several years into his career he decided to change paths and pursued a degree and career in data processing, in which he worked until his retirement. During his retirement years he could be found volunteering his time at Helping Hands, marketing and selling his beef jerky, Mr. DNR Jerky, and engaging with the public at the Wausau Farmer’s Market. When Daryll was not busy with his “shenanigans”, volunteering his time or working on perfecting his meticulously crafted beef jerky recipe he spent the better portion of over four decades curating, he could be found watching Wisconsin sports (Badgers, Packers, Bucks), camping, hunting and most of all fishing. Daryll touched the lives of everyone he knew and was loved by so many. He will be so greatly missed and his memory will live on through his loving children.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Ave., Wausau.
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