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Gilbertson, Patrick A.  
Gilbertson, Patrick A. Patrick "Pat" A. Gilbertson, 58, of Schofield, passed away unexpectedly at his home of natural causes on Friday, May 1, 2015. He was born April 12, 1957 in Wausau to Dellar "Del" and Jeanette "Jan" (Empey) Gilbertson. He was a 1975 graduate of Wausau West High School. After graduation, Pat started his career at the former Wausau Insurance Company and was with them from 1976 to 1992, serving as an Office Planning Technician, during which time he was promoted to a supervisory position. He worked with the home office, as well as all regional and service offices, and worked closely with regional vice presidents and human resource managers. He traveled throughout the country, assisting office planning designers with the actual physical moving of regional and service offices, by directing local moving companies and vendors. In 1993, Pat decided to change occupations and was employed as a courier with FedEx Express, working with that company until 2009. In late 2009, he took on a new role and was employed at K-Tech Kleening Systems as a Building Services Crew Supervisor, and was chosen by management as "Employee of the Year" in 2012. On August 5, 2014, he was offered a position as department manager at the Ace Hardware Store on Schofield Avenue, Weston, and was currently employed by them until his untimely death. Pat will be fondly remembered for his very kind heart and loving affection for his family and friends. He was quick-witted and had an extraordinary sense of humor. It was evident in his home décor that he was truly a gifted and talented artist, celebrating nature and the southwest culture. He was a very loving son, brother, father and grandfather, and his family meant more to him than anything else in the world. Pat was also a loyal and dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, and was diligent in flying their flags on game day. He will sincerely be missed by so many who loved him. Survivors include his parents, Del and Jan Gilbertson, Weston; his daughters, Stephanie (Brett) Borneman and their children, Jason, Logan and Isabella, Mosinee; Gretchen (David) Krueger, Antigo; sisters, Sandra (Dean) Ostrander, Egg Harbor, and their children, Matthew (Elisabeth), Sandy, UT, Bradley (Melissa), Soddy Daisy, TN, and Catherine Ostrander, Little Chute, Mary Zelton, Green Bay and her children, Kimberly, Madison, Alison, LasVegas, NV and James, Eau Claire, Cheryl Traska, Schofield, and her children, Jamie and her daughter, Onnika, Weston, Travis (Jenn) and their children, Kali and Dawson, Wausau; his best friend and twin brother, Michael (Danette) Gilbertson, Schofield, and their children, Lucas, Schofield, Shanon (Mitch) Feltz and their daughter, Alyce, Bridgeville, PA and Jarett (Melissa), Chippewa Falls. Also surviving is his favorite aunt, Madeline Salzer, Conover. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albin and Ramona (Hoerter) Gilbertson and Robert and Emma (Klabunde) Empey, all of Wausau. Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston. Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church. Private family entombment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this very difficult time in their lives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2025 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55414 or the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, P.O. Box 5056, Wausau, WI 54402-5056. Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be given at .
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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from May 5 to May 8, 2015

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Goetsch, Wilbert  
Wilbert "Wib" Goetsch Wilbert "Wib" Goetsch, 91, of Wausau passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI. Wib was born August 10, 1923 in Wausau to the late William and Irene (Hartwig) Goetsch. After graduating from Wausau Senior High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Philippines during WWII. On August 10, 1945 Wib married Lorna Eggebrecht at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. They made their home on Strowbridge Street in Wausau raising their four children, Sally, Bonnie, Jane and Billy. Wib was a bricklayer and owned Wib Goetsch Construction. He was a hard worker and loved tinkering in his spare time. In his younger years, he loved deer hunting, fishing, bowling and playing baseball. Wib and Lorna enjoyed many weekends and good times with family and friends at the family cottage on Long Lake in Harrison Hills. Wib was a Charter Member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Life Member of VFW Burns Post #388 and Past President of Bricklayers Union Local #6. Survivors include his two daughters, Sally Riemer of Schofield and Bonnie Brings of Madison, six grandchildren, Sara (Dennis) Burdick, Amy (Tim) Zoromski, Rick (Kim) Riemer, Kristy (Jason) Wolf, Michelle (Jonathon Obst) Rusch, Matthew (Mayra) Goetsch, nine great grandchildren, Makayla, Jenna, Abigail, Anna, Chase, Carson, Emily, Melody, and Matteo, one sister, Carol Clure of Schofield and many nieces and nephews. Wib was further preceded in death by his wife, Lorna, daughter, Jane, son, Billy and two brothers, Gordon and LeRoy. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery with full military honors conducted by VFW Burns Post #388. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at .
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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Apr. 28, 2015
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