Lois A. Irick, 84, Wausau, died peacefully Nov 12, 2021, at Willowbrook Point Senior Living in Stevens Point. She put up a good fight against her dementia/Alzheimer’s right up to the end.
She was born July 19, 1937, in Arcadia, WI. She graduated from Arcadia High School.
She married the father of her children, Kenneth Malpert and the family lived in Deshler and Lodgepole NE before moving to Birnamwood WI in 1970 due to Kenneth’s ministry. Lois and her daughters moved to Wausau in the late 70’s where she worked at the Health Care Center and then later for Irick Studio where she met and married Doug Irick in 1980. Lois drove school bus for Laidlaw for many years. She was a shuttle driver for Kocourek Chevrolet for several years and later retired from Aging & Disability as a nutrition driver.
Survivors include one son, Rod (Sharon) Malpert, Ringle, WI, 2 daughters Cindy Curran Waynesville, NC, Renee (Dennis) Klockziem, Wausau and 1 brother Richard Krackow, Arcadia She is also survived by her stepchildren Mary Anne Irick, Deerfield, Julie Taylor Brookfield, OH, and Patrick Irick, Centralia WA, 6 grandchildren Brad (Heather) and Adam Malpert, Jeremy Curran, Jenny (Buddy) Huckabee, Payton and Carrie Schroeder. 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way in May. 'Lois' special kitties Littl' Bit and Squirt miss her dearly.' We all know they were the reason she kept going...
Lois was preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth Malpert and her second husband Doug Irick, her parents Henry & Esther Krackow and 2 brothers Lyle and Glen Krackow, stepchildren, Celeste Moore, Catherine Irick, Mark Irick, Claude Irick, Theresa White, and her former son in law Don LaBelle who was her caretaker for many years. A special thanks to the caregivers at Willowbrook in Point that helped make Mom’s final journey peaceful.
A Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday November 27, 2021, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Visitation will be from 1pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com