Farming Rural 21

Mark F. Gassner

October 4, 1959 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Mark F. Gassner, 63, died Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the home Denise Douglas fiancé in Tecumseh, MO.

He was born October 4, 1959 in Wausau, son of Lawrence Gassner and the late Catherine (Altenhofen) Gassner.

After graduating high school, Mark went to Northcental Technical College and obtained his degree in Agricultural Mechanics.  He worked as a mechanic through the years at Knispel & Latzig in Merrill, Agra Construction in Merrill, Merrill Iron & Steel in Schofield, and at Marathon Cheese in Marathon.  In 1992 he went into partnership with his brother Jerome dairy farming on the family homestead in Marathon until his retirement this year.

During his life Mark used his mechanical gifts helping family, friends, neighbors, and local farmers fix equipment that broke down or help give a lending hand to get the work done.  When his nieces and nephews were young he got involved in 4-H to help them exhibit dairy cattle and crops at the local fair.

Survivors include his father, Lawrence Gassner, Wausau; brother, Jerome Gassner, Wausau; sisters, Theresa Stubbe, Wausau and Mary (Jeff) Hall, Edgar; nieces and nephews, Marie Stubbe, Wausau; Robert (Kelly) Hall, Albuquerque, NM; Emily (Brian) Cutler, Menomonie; Victoria (Mat) Abel, Wausau; and Adam Hall, Edgar; and fiancé Denise Douglas, Tecumseh, MO.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Sebastian J. Kolodziejczyk will preside.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Marathon.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Mark’s memory.

The family would like to thank Peterson Kraemer and Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes during this time.

Online condolences may be expressed at



December 2, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Prayer Service
December 2, 2022

7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Funeral Mass
December 3, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
229 South 28th Avenue
WI, 54401 US

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In Loving Memory Of

Mark Gassner

October 4, 1959-November 6, 2022

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