John "Jack" A. Cline

June 6, 1948 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 73)


John “Jack” A. Cline Jr., Wausau, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1948 in Milwaukee, son of the late John A. and Naomi (Hakemeier) Cline.

Jack was a 1966 graduate for Newman Catholic High School and furthered his education, graduating from U-W Madison.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Ethiopia and Alaska.  For 25 years, Jack worked for the United States Post Office until his retirement at age 55.  

Among his favorite pastimes he loved to bowl and was a long-time member of the Senior Bowling League at Day's Bowl-a-Dome.  He was also an avid spectator of sports at both Newman Catholic High School and Wausau East High School.  Jack also enjoyed watching the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include, two siblings, Susan (Al) Meyer, Wausau and Gerald (Jeanie) Cline, Wausau; four nieces and nephews, David (Kelly) Bandock, Wausau, Andrew (Lori) Cline, Sun Prairie, Amy Cline, Green Bay and Kate Cline, Green Bay; and many great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Michael Bandock.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside.  Entombment will be in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post No. 10, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  The funeral Mass will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home facebook page.

Memorials may be directed to Newman Catholic Schools or the charity of your choice.

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



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January 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Michael Catholic Church

Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
1315 North Sixth Street
WI, 54403 US

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