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Robert "BJ" J. Marcell

January 7, 1982 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 39)


Robert “BJ” J. Marcell Jr., Wausau passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his home, following complications from COVID.


He was born January 7, 1982 in Wausau, son of Gail (Heil) Marcell, Kronenwetter and the late Robert J. Marcell Sr. 


Following in his father’s footsteps BJ was the present owner/operator of Marcell’s Specialties Inc., Wausau along with his beloved mother.


Survivors include his mother, Gail Marcell, Kronenwetter, his maternal grandmother, Helen Heil, Kronenwetter, his siblings, Nicholas (Jessie) Marcell and their two boys Chris and Colby, Marathon and Jenni (Dan D'Acquisto) Marcell, Marathon, his aunts and uncles, as well as many cousins, friends and his beloved and loyal furry companion Sprocket.


Besides his father he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.


BJ had many passions in life, his greatest was the business. His creative designs was to be the new look of the business that was started by his late grandfather, Robert P. Marcell. If you ever needed to find him, you could almost always find him at the store or on a job site. It took much of his time, but he had the passion and dedication many of us seek in our everyday lives. Through his work he made many life long friends and mentors that will carry his memory on.


Although BJ was devoted to Marcell's, he was also known for his contagious free spirit. BJ was an enthusiast of many things, but as long as there was good people, good food, and good beer he could turn any situation into the social event of the year. His awkward jokes and memorable laugh will be remembered by all.


Throughout the years BJ took on many new adventures. He enjoyed hanging with his motocross crew, hiking with good friends, screaming too loud at the Packer or Brewer games, a good curling match, being crazy with his nephews or just a barbeque and fire with loved ones. He was always up for any adventure. No matter where life took him you could always expect his best furry friend, Sprocket, to be right by his side.


Even though his time here was short, he always lived life to the fullest. Whether it was a simple gesture of helping someone fix their fireplace to making you one of his life long friends, BJ touched the lives of everyone he met. His parting from this world will leave a hole in the lives of everyone he met. He would want us to find peace in knowing he is now with his father and other loved ones that past before him, but to carry his memory in our hearts and continue doing the little things to make someone smile.


Public visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau.  There will be a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Sixth Street funeral home.  For immediate family only, the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Rothschild.  The Rev. Allan Slowiak will preside. Social distancing guideline will be observed as well as facemasks required by all who attend.  In lieu of flowers a memorial through the Wausau Curling Club has been established in BJ’s name.  Online condolences may be expressed at 


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May 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
May 8, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church (Rothschild)

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