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Mardell G. (Stodola) Brunette

May 14, 1926 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 96)


Mardell G. Brunette, 96, Wausau, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Mountain Terrace, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born May 14, 1926 in Haugen, WI, daughter of the late Adolph and Caroline (Posta) Stodola.  On November 21, 1946, she married Harold Brunette in Barron, WI.  He preceded her in death on March 16, 1998. 

In her younger years, Mardell worked as a telephone operator and throughout her life, enjoyed her role as a homemaker, raising her family.  Among her favorite pastimes, she sold Avon and was quite the musician, playing the piano, organ and accordion.  Mardell was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and loved to study the Bible with others.

Survivors include, three daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Pazdra, Mesa, CO, Cheryl (Thomas) Hunt, Wausau and Gail (Michael) Travis, Wausau; six grandchildren, Jeremy Schleif, Amber Schleif, Benjamin Schleif, Desiree Horan, Madeline LaCrosse and Andie Kurszewski; two great grandchildren, Elise and James; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kari; and 13 siblings.

Private burial services will be held at the Orchard Beach Cemetery in Rice Lake.

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