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Arnold "Doc" Wesenberg

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Arnold "Doc" Fred Wesenberg

Arnold "Doc" Wesenberg, age 75, of Granton, died on Monday, August 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Doc was born on August 1, 1937 to Fred and Vera (Sternitzky) in the town of Lynn. He grew up on the family farm, where he enjoyed the music of Doc Hopkins whom he would listen to every chance he had, thus giving him the nickname Doc. Doc attended school at Mayflower Elementary and Granton Area School where he graduated in 1956. He played softball, basketball and baseball as a young adult. He shared his love for baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals with his family.

He met Marlene Rollins and they married in 1958, and then settled on a farm not far from where he grew up. They had 3 children; Cindy, Sandra, and Keith. While married he worked various jobs; Roddis Plywood and Rollohome both of Marshfield, he was a milk can hauler for Lynn Dairy and then settled in at Port Edwards (Georgia Pacific) Paper Mill where he worked for 34 years. He also ran a de-horning business while the children were young. This created many fond memories for all of his helpers.

In 1973 he met Carolyn Chubb and they married on June 23, 1973. Carolyn had a daughter; Suzanne. Doc and Carolyn then had a daughter; Tammy. They all lived on Doc's farm until 1981 when they built their current house just down the road on their 80 acres. They often were bowling or playing softball in leagues in Lynn, Chili and Granton, when the children were growing up it was often a family outing to go to watch softball many times a week. As a family they played many Granton Family Feud Tournaments.

Doc shared his love for hunting, golfing and playing cards with all of his children and grandchildren. He would often be seen golfing with his two youngest grandchildren at the Neillsville Country Club, until his diagnosis forced him to be a spectator. He was not above taking money from his kids and grandkids during an afternoon of shephead. He also enjoyed watching his many "pets" (deer, birds, raccoons, etc...) coming in from the woods for their daily "treats" he would leave them.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 39 years, 5 children; Cindy Mualuko of Milwaukee, Sandra (Bohdan) Hanuszczak of Granton, Keith of Granton, Suzanne (Rodney) Roehl of Neillsville and Tammy (Keith) Loberg of Neillsville. His 9 grandchildren; Mutisya (Adelicia) and Daniel Mualuko of Milwaukee, Dr. Mwende Mualuko, PhD of Honolulu HI, Jesse (Megan) Hanuszczak of Madison, Kristen (Steve) Gorst, Korey Hanuszczak of Marshfield, Ryan Roehl of Madison, and Darrin and Dayne Loberg of Neillsville. He also has 5 great grandchildren; Avion, Autaja, Areil, Aaron Mualuko, and Payton Gorst. His siblings; Norman "Casey" (Carol Jean) Wesenberg, Frieda (Verlyn) Rollins of Granton and Roy (Dawn) Wesenberg of Nekoosa, His "adopted" daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Romens-Erickson. Also many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Vera, his first wife Marlene, his brother Harvey and his sister Loretta.

Funeral services for "Doc" will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Bob Garbisch will officiate. Interment will be in St. Stephens Catholic Cemetery in Chili, WI. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and again from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday morning prior to the service.

Casket bearers are: Tom Dahlen, Kevin Erickson, Brian Wesenberg, Craig Wesenberg, Matt Rollins, Larry Schultz, Paul Chizek, Robert Barth.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Dan Rayburn Sr., Dennis Rollins, Mike Schultz, Gordon Meyers, Roy Dean (Butch) Houpt, Donovan A. Dix.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Arnold's family with Funeral arrangements.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Aug. 8, 2012
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