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Genevieve M. Plant

December 26, 2020


Genevieve M. Plant, 101, Wausau, died Saturday December 26, 2020 at her home.

She was born April 12, 1919 in Stratford, daughter of the late Allen and Martha (Cotter) Hughes.  On December 28, 1944 she married Donald R. Plant at St. James Catholic Church, Wausau.  He preceded her in death June 1, 1976.

Genevieve was a homemaker and had done babysitting for several families.  She was a member of the Rib Falls and Marathon Homemaker’s Clubs.  In earlier years, Genevieve and Donald enjoyed square dancing.  Among her favorite things to do were cooking, handiwork and playing cards, especially Sheepshead.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Joan) Plant, Marathon, Jerome Plant, Wausau, a daughter, Janet (Albert) DeChriste, Florence, New Jersey; eight grandchildren, Thomas (Deanna) Plant, Anne (Keith) Paul, William (Lana) Plant, John (Liz) Plant, Brad Plant, Kristi (Luther) Oliver, Joshua (Tara) DeChristie, Matthew DeChriste; 16 great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James and Patrick; siblings, Frank & Marie Hughes, Miles & Althea Hughes, Maurice & Dorothy Hughes, Helen & Ervin Goetsch.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon, Tuesday January 5, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Tom Lindner will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  Social distancing and masking protocols will be observed for those attending.  The Mass will be livestreamed on the Peterson/Kraemer Facebook page beginning at Noon Tuesday.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Funeral Service


January 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
January 5, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)

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