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Norman T. Chapman

February 23, 1933 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 88)


Norman T. Chapman, 88, Wausau, died Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born February 23, 1933 in Athens, son of the late LaVon and Helen (Lesczynski) Chapman.  On August 2, 1958 he married Doris Freudenthal in Medford. They moved to Wausau following their wedding.

Norm was a graduate of Athens High School and North Central Technical Institute. He served his country in the United States Army and worked for many years at Marathon Press followed by Central Wisconsin Paper. He retired in 2009.

Norm loved the game of baseball, playing for the U.S. Army and on numerous area fastpitch softball teams for more than 30 years. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and loved to kid Doris about her Milwaukee Brewers. It was a little harder for him this year given their success. He and Doris were also Green Bay Packers fans and followed them to out-of-state games the last several years. He was an avid deer hunter and spent many years in the woods chasing the trophy buck. He also enjoyed playing golf with his wife and grandsons and attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. He and Doris made occasional trips to the casino, and he was always excited to share when he won. He loved time spent with Doris and family at their condo on Lake Tomahawk, especially the super soaker fights and jokes around the campfire. He made holidays extra fun with his very competitive holiday bingo games.

Norm always put his family first and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Doris Chapman, Wausau; daughters, Carol (Bill Lauer) Chapman, Madison, Judi (Jeff) Schmidt, Litchfield Park, Arizona, Donna (Mark) Stone, Wausau and Lisa (Casey Curtin) Chapman, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Sam, Jake and Abby Stone, Karissa Schmidt, and Cade and Colin Miele; siblings, Elaine Zobrak, Dale Chapman, Sharon (James) Pietrowski and Ken (Lila) Chapman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Les Chapman and sisters, Gladys Sloan and Jane Chapman.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Robert Thorn will preside.  Entombment will be in the Christus Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church and again on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. There will be a parish rosary service at 6:45 Tuesday evening at church.

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

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September 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church Visitation

September 15, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
229 South 28th Avenue
WI, 54401 US

Funeral Mass
September 15, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church (Wausau)

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