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Vernon H. Nauman

December 2, 1928 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 92)

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Vernon H. Nauman

Vern was called to be with the Lord on May 26, 2021 at the age of 92.  He passed away at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Weston. 

Vern was born on December 2, 1928 in Eau Claire to Herrol and Mary (nee Woychik).  He married his loving wife Kathryn “Kitty” Stygar on September 2, 1950 in Eau Claire. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before Kitty passed away on April 9, 2019. 

Dad and mom moved to Wausau in 1958.  Dad worked for Benson Optical in Wausau for many years before being transferred to Madison where he worked until his retirement.  They moved north and made their home on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, where he enjoyed fishing with mom and sharing his love of the lake with his grandchildren.  Dad was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Sherman Fire Department.

Our parents enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Bullhead City, AZ.  They also enjoyed visiting their daughter in Alaska where he had many opportunities fishing for salmon and halibut and hunting caribou.

Dad was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events as well as the Badgers and Packers. 

He was a veteran who served in the US Army during the Korean War and was able to make the Honor Flight in 2015 with his son Mark.

Dad will be remembered as a father who believed in prayer and had a strong faith in God.  He was a quiet, thoughtful man and his family knew he loved them very much. 

He is survived by his children: DiAnn (Terry) Hrdina, Wausau, Jean (Jay) Schultz, Wasilla, AK, Mark (Julie) Nauman, Mosinee, Peggy (Dale) Zimick, Wausau, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and another great-granddaughter in July. 

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 700 W. Bridge St., Wausau.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Father Tom Lindner will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Current covid protocols will be observed. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Wausau is handling the arrangements.  The Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at or can be viewed later on the Peterson/Kraemer website.  Online condolences may be expressed at


American Legion Service
June 22, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)

American Legion Service
June 22, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church (W. Bridge St, Wausau)

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