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Norman B. Reuter

June 1, 1928 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 92)


Norman B. Reuter, 92, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

He was born June 1, 1928 in Wausau, son of the late Jacob and Sarah (Walters) Reuter.  On August 8, 1951, he married Lorraine G. Leffel in Wausau.  She preceded him in death on December 5, 2004.

In his younger years, Norman began working for the Creamery in Wausau, then worked for the Wausau Theatre and retired from James River Corp. after many years of employment.  He was a longtime member of St. Anne Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.  Norman enjoyed volunteering for different church activities, including working the church fish fries, working at the church picnics and doing electrical work for the church when needed.

Among his favorite pastimes, he liked woodworking, traveling, spending time at the cottage on Sand Lake and especially loved time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include, three children, Kathy (special friend, Randy) Basil, Wausau, Wayne (Cyndi) Reuter, Wausau and Rose (Dean) Markofski, Schofield; seven grandchildren, James Reuter, Weston, Elizabeth (Tim) Reuter, Kentucky, Rebecca (Dave) Hunsicker, Texas, Tom (Melissa) Reuter, Bayside, WI, Josh Markofski, Milwaukee, Hanna, Appleton and Zach Markofski, Michigan; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cedar, Griffin, Isabel, Freya, Alia and Gavin; one great-granddaughter on the way; three Godchildren, Nancy Vogel, Colorado, Daniel Reuter, California and Jody Stevens, Wausau; three brothers, Robert Reuter, Mosinee, Edwin Reuter, Ohio and Leon (Irene) Reuter, California; two sisters, Audrey Reuter, Wausau and Mary Ann Schuld, Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Dahlke, Wausau, Beth Leffel, Stratford and Arlene Leffel, Athens; one brother-in-law, Wilfred Guillaume, Weston; and many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Lorraine, he was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Reuter; granddaughter, Lindsey Airyanna Lee Basil; son-in-law, Bob Basil; brother, Ralph Reuter; two sisters, Lavern Reuter and Delores Reuter; two sisters-in-law, Gilda Reuter and Mary Lee Reuter; and brother-in-law, Ernest Schuld.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Tom Lindner will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required to attend. 

A livestream of the funeral Mass may be viewed at beginning at Noon on Tuesday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on the Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, the staff at Aspirus Hospice House and his social worker, Sara, for all the wonderful care and support for Norman and his family.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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April 27, 2021

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
April 27, 2021

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

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