Food Culinary 15

Marie Wenzel

August 16, 1936 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 85)


Marie Wenzel entered peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Pride TLC, Weston.

Marie Catherine Pyan was born August 16, 1936 in the town of Emmet to the late Edwin and Gertrude (Oelke) Pyan.

Marie married Donald “Don” Wenzel at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wausau on April 14, 1956.  Together they operated the family farm working as a closeknit team until retirement.  Don and Marie spent 65 loving years together before Don’s passing on December 26, 2021.

Marie was a great cook and an amazing baker.  Her cinnamon rolls were always first to go at bake sales.  There were many special occasions that were celebrated with her homemade German chocolate cake and pies.

She enjoyed volunteering at Bethesda Thrift Shop and was active in her church for many years.  She received great joy being outdoors working in her flowers and garden.

Marie is survived by one son, Allen (Diane) Wenzel, Madison and their children Miles (Kristina) Wenzel and Meghan Wenzel; two daughters, Gloria (Jim Leitermann) Grubb, Wausau, and her children, Jeremy (Brenda) Grubb and Joshua (Elizabeth) Grubb; Debra (Gene) Traska, Aniwa and their children, Amber (Kevin) Damitz, Alison (Kyle) Vlietstra and Andrea (Dustin) Huber.

Other survivors include great-grandchildren, Elijah and Sawyer Grubb, Emily, Paige, Wesley and Claire Grubb, Brady Donald Damitz, Ava Damitz and Chase Huber, brother, Wilbur Pyan; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Bud) Suckow, Stratford, and Marlene (Dave) Fox, Irma; nephew, Harlan Pyan and nieces, Kim and Dawn Pyan.

Marie was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law,
Harold and Joyce Pyan, one great-granddaughter, Cecilia Grubb and a nephew, Howard Pyan.

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

A celebration of life will be held in August.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church organ fund, town of Easton or Bethesda.

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