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Hollis M. Sether, age 86 years, of Marion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Birch Hill Care Center, Shawano.
Hollis Martin Sether was born on September 28, 1926 at home in Iola to Martin and Aleda (Wesley) Sether. On June 28, 1950, Hollis was united in marriage to Eileen R. Lehman at St. John Lutheran Church, Marion. The couple farmed in the Town of Harrison, Waupaca County, for 6 years, before settling in Marion in 1956, where he worked at Marion Plywood until retirement in 1989. One of the saddest days of Hollis' life came on March 18, 2007 when his wife, Eileen, passed away suddenly.
Survivors include five children; Connie (Larry) Brandenburg of Mosinee, Kathy Suehring of Gresham, Patti (Wally "Butch") Petersen of Wausau, Mark (Sarah) Sether of Iola, and Steve (Teri) Sether of Wausau. There are 10 grandchildren; Shane (Becky) Suehring, Brad (Lauren) Suehring, Jayme (John) Rusinek, Jenna Brandenburg, Ryan Petersen, Adam Petersen, Josh Sether, Emily Sether, Wyatt Sether, and Madeline Sether. There are 3 great grandchildren, Morgan & Elizabeth Suehring, and Madyson Rusinek.
There are two sisters-in-law, Ruby E. Niemuth of Marion and Edna Lehman of Fremont. There are two brothers-in-law, Vilas (Linda) Lehman of Arbor Vitae and Verne (Anne) Lehman of Hortonville. Hollis is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends, Harlan and Millie Loken of Iola.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife (Eileen), an infant son (Kenneth Lee), a sister (Arlette Nehring), parents-in-law (Adolph and Marie Lehman), a sister-in-law (Geraldine Lehman), four brothers-in-law (Ned Nehring, Eugene Lehman, Reinhard Lehman, and Harold Niemuth).
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 29th at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church, Marion. Rev. Bradley Dokken will officiate and burial will be at Hitterdahl Cemetery, Iola. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
"Our family was blessed to have many wonderful years with Dad, as he shared his faith in God and love for family and friends. We are thankful for all of the special memories and family get-togethers, most recently his 86th birthday celebration and Thanksgiving Day. Special thanks to the staff at Birch Hill Care Center for their wonderful care and love."
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Nov. 27, 2012