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Alice Marie (Czaplinski) Dahlke

February 15, 1926 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 93)

Alice Dahlke, 93, Wausau was taken to her heavenly home on February 18, 2019, at Pride TLC under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Alice was born February 15, 1926 in Wausau to the late Anton & Frances (Jamlick) Czaplinski.  She married Harvey Dahlke on August 17, 1946

Alice graduated from Wausau High School in 1944. Following her marriage to Harvey she raised their three children.  She eventually went on to be employed in retail food sales and ultimately found her favorite job as the “rosy-cheeked candy lady” at Michaels Candy store.

Alice was an active member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and was a member of St. Catherine’s Council. She was an active volunteer with the Marathon County Fair.

Alice was an outgoing, fun-loving woman who always lit up a room and made everyone feel comfortable. Throughout her life Alice most loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to travel, polka dance, play cards, take long walks up Rib Mountain, find a good bargain and enjoy a beer!  The Holidays were a special time of celebration with her family! There were many laughs and stories shared.  Her contagious smile matched her spitfire personality and she was loved by all who met her.

Survivors include her three children, Carolyn Wakeman, Michael (Jan) Dahlke, Jamie (Michael) Brown; six grandchildren, Owen ( Gretchen) Wakeman, Charles (Kristy) Wakeman, Andrea (Justin) Dotoli, Allison Dahlke (Michael Meridith), Andrew (Jessica) Brown, Alexandra (Peter) Kessel; eight great grandchildren, Grace and Piper Wakeman, Ryan and Reagan Wakeman, Monroe and Audric Meridith, Escher and Oskar Brown; four sisters in-law, Dorothy Czaplinski, Joyce Siewert, Dolores Dahlke and Sue Dahlke and also many nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Harvey; siblings, Cornelia Olson, Leonard, George and Richard Czaplinski; one son in-law Thomas O. Wakeman; sisters-in-law Marian Czaplinski, Susan Gripentrog, Ruth Hirsch; brothers-in-law, Gordon Olson, Harold (Bud) Dahlke, Jerome Dahlke, Herb Gripentrog, Donald Hirsch and James Siewert.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday February 23, 2019 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wausau. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Special thanks to the caretakers at Pride TLC, the support of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Service and the assistance of Brainard Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her name to, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services or Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. 

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