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Diane R. Bargender

April 2, 1965 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 57)


Diane R. Bargender, 57, Hugo, MN, formerly of Wausau, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at her home.

She was born April 2, 1965 in Wausau, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Hughes) Bargender. 

Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed cooking, baking, making jewelry and other crafts.  Some of Diane’s favorite people were those less than three feet tall.  She loved being around and visiting with children and they loved her.  Diane will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Diane graduated from Wausau West High School in 1983.  She went on to receive a Food Technology Degree from University Minnesota Waseca.  She worked in the food quality control industry.

Survivors include her parents, Edward and Mary Bargender, Rib Mountain; four siblings, Sharon (Dennis) Boyd, Manistique, MI, Brian (Jennifer) Bargender, De Pere, Bernice (Paul) Baumann, Weston and Thomas (Brenda) Bargender, Wausau; and eight nieces and nephews, D.K. and Brett Boyd, Kendall (David) Taylor, Hannah (Jon) Winch, Hadleigh Baumann, Kaitlynn, Kassandra and Karri Ann Bargender.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Tom Lindner will preside.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

 The family asks that all who attend please wear masks.

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May 12, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St Michael Catholic Church

Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
May 12, 2022

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

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