Jolene Nowak
1981 - 2020
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Jolene Nowak

Jolene V. Nowak, 39, died peacefully in her home, Sunday, June 28, 2020 under the care of St. Croix Hospice of Marshfield, with her husband by her side reading messages to her from all of those who so loved her.

She was born February 14, 1981 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, daughter of James P. Marshall and Janet (Lindner) Marshall.

It is no mistake she was born on a day representing Love. Elegance, beauty, grace, patience, compassion and kindness best describe the mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend Jolene was to so many. She will be greatly missed.

In her younger years, Jolene was a hero to her many younger siblings and enjoyed being an accomplished student.

Jolene received her Bachelor of science Degree, 2003 in counseling from UW Stevens Point. Before heading off to Graduate school, she met and fell in love with James Nowak. He followed her to Eau Claire, where she received her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, 2007. She began her counseling career at Lutheran Social Services.

Jolene married the love of her life, James Nowak on August 11, 2007. Their marriage was built on God's love and their faith kept them strong. James became her hero and champion as she navigated her way through her health challenges. She could never say enough about how much his strength sustained her desire to conquer and cherish each day. They made each other so happy.

Giving life to Carson (11) and Addyson (10) were among her greatest accomplishments. Being a mother came easy to Jolene as it was something she greatly delighted in. She was their angel on earth and is now their angel in Heaven.

Jolene completed her counseling career in 2019 as the Clinical Director at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Counseling. She was revolutionary in her field, specializing in victims of trauma and abuse.

Jolene was active in volleyball, Fourth of July camping, boating, socializing, bible study, and would never turn down a good steak, shrimp, Mexican or Chinese dinner with friends.

In moments of solitude, you would find Jolene reading, listening to Christian music, watching home renovation shows and spending quality time with her family.

Even though we know Jolene was far too good for this earth, our hearts are deeply saddened in saying goodbye. Her 18 month battle with cancer has taken her home to a place where we will all be reunited with her one day.

Engraved in our hearts, her warmth, bravery, and infectious smile will always be remembered as we carry on the legacy this precious daughter of God has left.

Job well done good and faithful servant.

She is survived by her husband, James Nowak; children Carson and Addyson Nowak; father, Jim (Darlene) Marshall; mother, Janet Marshall; grandparents, Tom and Helen Marshall and Francis Weigel; brothers and sisters, Jimmer (Wendy) Marshall and Jeremy (Jayme) Marshall; Alexis (James) Banks, Paul (Ashleigh) Okins, Brian Strey, Scott (Alicia) Strey, Lindsay (Ben) Sydow, Mitchell Marshall, Elliot (Kelsey) Marshall and Lucy Marshall; nieces and nephews, Dawson and Jackson Marshall, Briar Ostrowski, Amelya and Henry Marshall, Cloe, Chaya, Cainan and Christiana Okins, Gwen Strey, Shia and Presley Sydow and Danica Hederer.

Jolene was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Harriet Lindner.

Pallbearers for the services will be John Marshall, Jimmer Marshall, Jeremy Marshall, Elliot Marshall, Logan Meyer and Nick McCauley.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday July 7, 2020 with social distancing recommendations practiced at St. John Lutheran Church, County Road N, town of Wien. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Private Services will be at St. John Lutheran Church. A celebration of life will also be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com




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Published in Wausau Daily Herald from Jul. 1 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
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Amy Abel
July 7, 2020
Jolene, you will be greatly missed. We were all blessed with your wisdom, kindness and strength. Your compassion for others and love for life was contagious. Thank you.
Tony Iniguez
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July 7, 2020
Jolene was a truly beautiful person. I am blessed we were friends. She had THE BEST laugh. She was the type of person I hope to be someday. She will be profoundly missed. James, Carson, Addy, and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Ischer
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July 7, 2020
Jolene was a gift to us, an angel walking amongst us, so pure hearted and good. I am blessed that we were friends, and for the good times we shared. She had THE BEST laugh. She was the type of person I hope to be someday. The world is a better place because of Jolene and it doesnt make sense that she is no longer with us. She will be profoundly missed. James, Carson, Addy, and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Ischer
Classmate
July 7, 2020
Jolene was a gift to us, an angel walking amongst us, so genuinely pure hearted and good. I am blessed that we were friends, and for the memories we shared. She had THE BEST laugh. She was the type of person I hope to be someday. The world is a better place because of Jolene and it doesnt make sense that she is no longer here with us. She will be profoundly missed. James, Carson, Addy and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Ischer
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July 7, 2020
I have been praying for your recovery, but I guess it was not to be. I've been following closely as your mom and I as friends, have kept up with your illness. My son also had non -hodgkins lymphoma, so we prayed you both would make progress. I know your mom and your siblings , children and husband, have broken hearts at present time, and will miss you forever. May our Lord help them through this very sad time.
Lucy Cannon
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July 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Brad Langreck
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July 6, 2020
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Brad Langreck
July 5, 2020
Oh so sorry for your loss may God hold you close in this difficult time prayers to you and God bless.
Pam Schlagenhaft
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July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
Sorry for your loss of your daughter
Kelly Krautkramer
July 2, 2020
I will hold all my memories of you so close..I remember we would laugh so hard at work we cried! I could go on and on about what a beautiful person you were, but my life was made so much better with you in it I love you my friend.
Patty Hasenbank
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July 2, 2020
Jolene, my life is better and I am better because of your friendship. Your gentle pretty voice, and that smile of yours would light up a room. I love you, I miss you, and I will live a more fulfilling life with abandon because of you. Rest in peace angel.
Chele Boe
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July 2, 2020
Your mother was a gift to everyone who ever met her. Sorry for your familys loss.
Deb Gauerke
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July 1, 2020
Jolene, I cannot tell you how much I am goi to miss you! You were a wonderful caring person so gentle and compassionate! James , Carson and Addy you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending deepest condolences to you ! Sending prayers to all family ❤
Tracey Finck
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