Meuret, Delores "Dee'
Delores "Dee" Meuret, 89, passed peacefully from this life on February 27, 2014, at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Dee was born on April 14, 1924, in Wausau, Wisconsin, to Arthur P. and Emma (Janke) Meuret. She was the 3rd oldest of ten children (5 boys and 5 girls). Dee moved with her parents and family from Schofield to a small 80 acre farm in Weston, Wisconsin, on April 8, 1940, where she has lived since that time. It was growing up on the farm that Dee developed her love for animals and the outdoors.
Dee's first job was during World War ll she worked at the Silbernagel Factory in Wausau, making ammunition boxes for the U.S. Armed Forces. After the war she worked with Toburen Photography Studio in Wausau, where she worked as a photo-coloring artist. Dee spent many years as a self-employed home painting professional along with working at Vullings Floral in sales and delivery and at the Weston Dairy. She then worked with her brother, "Jiggs" at the Housing Mart of Wausau as the administrative assistant for well over 25 years. Dee retired in 2004 and spent her remaining years living on the homestead with her sister, Shirl and pet poodles, Buffy, Snuggie, Tiffy, Princess, Cuddles and Dolly who were her family. Dee loved to take care of Reylei, a shih tzu puppy, who belonged to her niece and brother. Dee loved to say that "she was the only babysitter that Reylei ever had."
Dee especially enjoyed the many visits from her nieces, nephews and other relatives at the farm. Her friends and family often referred to her as "The Bureau of Vital Statistics" because she kept close track of all the details of her family and friends. Dee loved to read and to send handwritten letters to friends and relatives. She also enjoyed working on her lawn and in her flower gardens.
Dee was also very proud of her perfect attendance at the D.C. Everest football games both home and away for over 38 years. She earned an award from the D.C. Everest District for her dedication to the football program.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Emma Meuret, her two brothers, Donald and wife, Katie Meuret, Gordon Meuret, brothers-in-law, Jerry Schulz, Jerry Banks and Fred Knapp. Dee also was preceded in death by her best friend of over 70 years, Bea Schauer.
She is survived by her four sisters, Bernice "Bea" Banks, Joyce "Burpie" Knapp, Shirley "Shirl" Meuret, all of Wausau; and Beverly "Bev" Schulz, Janesville; sister-in-law, Arlene Meuret; her three brothers, Wallace "Wally" and Redda Meuret, Hatley, Gerald "Jiggs" and JoAnn "Jo" Meuret, Weston, and Kenneth "Curly" and Karen Meuret, Wausau; and her many nieces and nephews.
Dee was a member of Saint Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild. With respect to her wishes, no formal funeral service will be held at this time. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date.
The John J. Buettgen Funeral Home in Schofield is assisting with the arrangements.
Dee recently spent 4 months at Rennes Rehabilitation Center and Renaissance Assisted Living in Weston, where she developed a special friendship with the staff. The family sends a "special thank you" to the group for the excellent care that she received while there. Also, a special thank you to the staff at the Aspirus Hospital, and the Hospice House in Wausau for their kindness and professionalism.
John J Buettgen Funeral Home
948 Grand Ave Schofield, WI 54476
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Mar. 4, 2014