Bonnie Traska, 63, Rothschild, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was born on Nov. 28, 1952, in Wausau, to Charles and Margaret (Hotchkiss) Duberstein. Survivors include her husband, Terry of Rothschild; daughter, Leah (Jeff Hohn) Traska of Kronenwetter and her two children; daughter, Kimberly Vaughan of Wichita, KS and her three children; her parents; five brothers and sisters; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Peace United Church of Christ, Schofield. Family and friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Debbie Sue Moeller, 54, Wausau, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Debbie was born Feb. 27, 1962 in Wausau to Ellen Marie (Huntington) and the late Bernard John Richards Sr. Debbie married Francis “Frank” Xavier Moeller on March 24, 1984. Debbie is survived by her sons, Jeremy and Francis Jr.; her mother; three siblings; brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a grandson; and a brother. Helke Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Thomas “Tom” D. Robinson died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. He was born April 25, 1954, to Nancy and Dale Robinson. In 1978 he married Amy Tapper. Tom is survived by his wife Amy; his daughter Sara Meyer, (Travis); son, Brian (Brenda Lasch); and two grandchildren; parents, Nancy Robinson and Dale and Hedda Robinson; six siblings; a sister-in-law; father and mother-in-law; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother. Brainard Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Cecelia Kaitz, 87, Weston, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on Nov. 5, 1929 to the late Solomon Charles Brandt and Anna Bertha Kauffman. Cecelia was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Abraham Kaitz; and three brothers. She is survived by her children, Alan (Kathleen) Kaitz, Sandra (Kevin) Dottenwhy, Cheryl (Robert) Zember, Judith (Brian) Lewis, Marsha (Leroy) Workman; 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4–7 p.m. at the home of Brian and Judith Lewis, 406 Winterberry Lane, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Helen Marie Smith, 94, died Nov. 9, 2016. She was born Nov. 26, 1921 in Pittsville, Wis., to the late John and Elizabeth (Beller) Barto. She married Donald J. Smith, Aug. 19, 1939. Survivors include her two sons, Donald (Joanne) Smith, Minocqua, and James (Yvonne) Smith, Kronenwetter; two daughters, Cheryl (Noel) Meyers, Owosso, Mich., and Holly Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Beside her husband she was preceded in death by her five sisters and one brother. Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements.
Bernetta Petruzates, 82, Weston, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Bernetta was born Dec. 4, 1933 to the late Bernard and Marie (Bergum) Bragstad, in Longwood, Wis. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Larry Petruzates: her sister; her children, Barbara (James) Meunier, Thomas Petruzates, Gerald (Diana) Petruzates, Donald Petruzates, Diane (Jon) Bendrick and Suzanne (Brian) Ott; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Brainard Funeral Home Everest Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements.