Stephen "Steve" Edwin Sawyer

May 4, 1960 ~ January 15, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Stephen "Steve" Sawyer Obituary

Stephen “Steve” E. Sawyer, 62, Marathon, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born May 4, 1960 in Washington, son of the late Beverly and Margaret (Best) Sawyer.  On November 24, 1997, he married Susan (Jacob) Rusch in Wausau.  She survives.

Steve was a Sergeant for the Unites State Army and served in several tours overseas throughout the world for 12 ½ years. He worked for O’Brien Steel in Wausau as a Master Blaster for many years, until his illness kept him home. 

His greatest passion in life was farming and loved to spend time with his family.

Survivors include, his wife, Susan; three daughters, Kasendra “Lina” (Justin) Buck, Pryor, OK, Samantha (Scott) Decker, Pryor, OK and Victoria (Eddie) Williams, Skiatook, OK; one step-son, Adam (Jamie) Rusch, Marathon; 12 grandchildren, Destiney, Stephen, Alexis and Justin Jr. Buck, Aaron, Peyten, Christian and Thomas Decker, Zachery and Franklin Williams, and Kaitlyn and Maddison Rusch; three brothers, John (Sonja) Sawyer, Missouri, Jesse (Michelle) Sawyer, West Virginia and Wayne Sawyer, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Jennifer Rose Rusch; and one sister, Peggy.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon.  Deacon John Boerk will officiate.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 469, Marathon.

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January 19, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
300 Walnut Street
Marathon, WI 54448

Funeral Service
January 19, 2023

4:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
300 Walnut Street
Marathon, WI 54448


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