Nancy L. (Achenreiner) Kryshak

September 18, 1936 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Nancy L. Kryshak, 85, of Wausau, WI. passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Primrose Memory Care in Weston, WI.

The former Nancy Louise Achenreiner was born on September 18, 1936 in Wausau to Siegfried “Fred” and Johanna (Pauls) Achenreiner.

On June 19, 1958 she married Tom Kryshak at Holy Name Catholic Church in Wausau.

Nancy was a homemaker who took great pride in raising her daughters and joyfully embraced the everyday tasks of being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Nancy actively practiced her Catholic faith throughout her life and enjoyed being a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon.

In her younger years she was an avid bowler. She also enjoyed flower gardening, reading, traveling, interior decorating, crossword puzzles, and the Christmas season.

Nancy always had a love of music.  She especially excelled at and enjoyed playing the violin. When rheumatoid arthritis made playing impossible, she found much pleasure in listening to music, especially classical or Christian songs, and singing along.

As she got older, she found pleasure in the simpler things, like going for long car rides in the country, holding a great grandbaby or watching her great grandchildren play.  But, her favorite place to be was next to the love of her life, Tom.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Tom Kryshak, Wausau; daughters Karrie (Kevin) Dolsky, Mequon and Lisa (Allen) Zastrow, Aniwa; grandchildren Matthew (Jaime) Dolsky, Michael (Megan) Dolsky, Maria (Mike) Matar, Abby (Alex) Schultz, Andrea (Griffin) Snyder, and Ethan Zastrow: 15 great grandchildren: sisters Joanne Schlaefer, Wausau, and Patricia “Pat” Sheldon, Oakbrook IL.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Johanna Achenreiner; and great granddaughter Gabriella Dolsky.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon, Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 700 Market Street, Marathon WI, 54448 or Hope Life Center, 605 South 24th Avenue, Suite 20, Wausau, WI, 54401.

Nancy’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Primrose Memory Care for their unconditional love and support they gave Nancy during her time spent with them and also thank the staff with Interim Hospice for the extra special care she received from them the past few weeks.

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



August 6, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary Church, Marathon

Memorial Mass
August 6, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Mary Church, Marathon


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