Dolores M. Riege, 89, of Wausau, was reunited in Heaven with her husband, David, on December 24, 2018.
Dolores was born in Wausau on January 25, 1929 to the late Werner and Stella (Pauls) Ericson. She grew up in Schofield and graduated from Wausau High School. She married her 7th grade sweetheart on July 2, 1949 at Peace United Church of Christ in Schofield. She dedicated her life to serving others; volunteeting at Area Religious Education for Handicapped, Wausau Hospital,- doing Lifeline, Gifts a la carte and the waiting room, Kiwanis Club, The Neighbor’s Place, Immanuel Lutheran Church - serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Alter Guild ,Women’s Circle and the Children’s Library. She was active in Antique Club, Garden Club and the YWCA. She enjoyed her time working at Janke Bookstore for many years. She and her husband spent two years serving the congregation at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brevort, Michigan. Dolores was a lifelong summer resident of Sayner, WI.
Dolores is survived by children Jim (Jan) Riege, Steve (Maryanne) Riege, Mary (Bob) Johannes, and John (Rose) Riege; grandchildren Gina (Eric) Sorensen, Jesse (Amanda) Riege, Sarah (Brian) Kurtz, Ross (Natasha) Riege, Megan (fiancé Chris Lemarca) Merrell, Tracy (Tarek) Sraidi, Abby (boyfriend Brett Piasecki) Merrell, Steven (fiancé Dawn Miller) Johannes, Beth (Jason) Balck, Nicole (Jason) Christensen, Alyssa (Jon) Czerwinski; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, sister Joan Patterson, and three grandchildren- Eric and Paul Johannes and Julia Riege.
A visitation will be Friday, December 28 from 4-6pm at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. There will be a private family graveside service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Alter Guild or the Plum Lake Library, Sayner, WI.