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Raymond C. Teske

May 7, 1936 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 85)


Raymond C. Teske, 85, village of Maine, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home.

He was born May 7, 1936 in the town of Berlin, son of the late Clifford and Marie (Moeck) Teske.  On October 29, 1955, he was united on marriage to Leona Stahel at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Stettin.  She preceded him in death on February 12, 2005. 

For many years, Raymond worked as a sheet metal worker for Mid-State Contracting in Wausau until his retirement.  He was a lifetime member of the National Trappers Association and a longtime member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau.  Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed polka dancing, fishing, making maple syrup and woodworking.  He made many things out of wood, bear traps for the Trappers Association and cabinets for family just to name a few. 

Survivors include, two sons, John (Cathy) Teske, Wausau and their son, Travis Teske, Stevens Point and Bill (Debra) Teske and their children, Stacy Dreifke, Tonya (Dustin) Trannor and Harley Teske, all of Rio; three step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marilyn (Brian) Luedtke, Merrill, MaryAnn (Alan) Aschbrenner, Rib Falls and Margie Sandstrum, Windsor; his special companion, Lorraine Wilde; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Leona, he was preceded in death by one sister, Molly Untiedt.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Friday, September 24, 2021 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Face masks will be required to attend visitation and services.

Memorials may be directed to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau.

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

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Committal Service


September 24, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church (Wausau)

Funeral Service
September 24, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church (Wausau)

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