Donald R. Hussong, 78, Wausau, died unexpectantly Wednesday, November 27 at home.
Don was born September 25, 1941 to the late Elmer and Lorene Hussong. He married Nancy Koehler on February 24, 1962. She preceded him in death in 2014.
Don worked for M&J Marine for over 40 years until his retirement in 2011. He was well respected for his expert mechanical abilities.
Don's passion was his model A cars. He loved restoring them and driving them. He traveled many states and Canada with his sedan, and he was especially proud that this summer after 31 years, his odometer reached 100,000 miles!
Don enjoyed spending time with his family, going to his cottage, road trips, fishing, hunting, and playing cards. He loved conversations with family and friends, especially as he was tinkering in his garage. He looked forward to his Saturday morning breakfasts with his car club friends, Wednesday morning coffee clutch and hunting for car parts with close friends.
Don is survived by 3 daughters, Roxann (Brian) Scheffler, Wausau, Lori (Marvin Jr) Podgorski, Merrill, and Ronda (Raymond Jr) Rogers, Wausau; 6 grandchildren, Adam (Yvonne) Scheffler, Ashley (Aaron) Ninnemann, Jenna Podgorski (Adam), Brittany (Josh) Kautz, Jacob and Zachary Rogers; 7 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren; sisters Judith Ostrowski and Patricia (Sigmund) Opper, brothers William and Duane, and many brother and sister-in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, his parents, his mother and father-in law, and brothers Jack and Bernard.
A funeral service will be held at St Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 238537 Del Rio Road, Wausau, at noon on Friday, December 6, 2019. The Rev Russell Kampfer will officiate. Visitation will be at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau, on Thursday, December 5 from 3-7pm and again at the church from 9am until the time of service on Friday. Burial will take place in the spring of next year at Restlawn Memorial Park. Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be directed to the family at www.brainardfuneral.com.