Thomas Gertschen

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Thomas R. Gertschen

Thomas Robert Gertschen, loving husband of Lisa Gertschen, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter next to him on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Wausau, WI. Tom was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Tom never gave up hope. He never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future-even through countless chemotherapy treatments, hospitalizations, and pain. He continued to be a provider and involved with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years Lisa Gertschen; daughter Ashleigh Gertschen; sons Steven (Elizabeth) Gertschen, Edward Gertschen, and Arran Gertschen; brother Mark Gertschen; one dear sister-in-law Suzette (Glenn) Ziemer; nephew Seth Ziemer; and granddaughter McKinley Gertschen.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau. The Rev. William Knaack will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a .

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com



Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on July 18, 2013
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