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Delphine G. (Piekarski) Bothner

August 30, 1919 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 101)


Delphine Bothner, 101 of Wausau died Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River, Wisconsin.  She was in the company of friends and family when she passed.

She was born August 30, 1919 in the town of Marathon, daughter of the late John and Josephine (Starzinski) Piekarski. She married Conrad Kumbera with whom she had her only child, James.  Later she would go on to marry Ewald Bothner after losing her first husband.

Delphine had a long career working at Sears of which she spoke proudly of throughout her retirement.  She stayed active helping with funeral luncheons at her church Holy Name of Jesus Parish.  She enjoyed traveling whether it be to see her family, Hawaii or a local casino. 

Survivors include, her granddaughters Jamie (Ben) Stauber and Jennifer (Joseph) Tanner, five grandchildren, Martin, Lilly, Myriam, James, and Axel, niece Jacky Gertschen, numerous great nieces and nephews and cousin Katie Rheinschmidt, with whom she became close to in her years in Eagle River.

Besides her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by her son, James Kumbera, daughter-in-law Frances Kumbera, sister Leona Mullen and special friend Frederick Nummi (2016).

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required to attend.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at Milestone Assisted Living, for their outstanding care and devotion they shared with Delphine during her stay with them.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com


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February 5, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
February 5, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
1315 North Sixth Street
WI, 54403 US

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