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Duaine May Pieper

May 3, 1929 ~ July 15, 2018 (age 89)

Duaine May Pieper passed away July 15, 2018 at the Gardens Apartments in Wausau, Wisconsin, after a lengthy struggle with melanoma.
Duaine was born May 3, 1929 to Norman and Ester (Peterson) Buntrock.  She lived her entire life in Wausau, graduating from Wausau High School in 1947.  She worked for Employer's Insurance Company for a brief time after graduating.  On May 21, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Carroll Pieper, enjoying 68 years of marriage together.  Duaine was a homemaker who raised three children.  Duaine and Carroll made nearly monthly trips to Rochester, MN to visit their two grandchildren, Conner and Allison.
Some of the many hobbies she enjoyed included macrame, quilling, sewing, knitting, and quilting.  In her later years, she spent countless hours knitting infant hats for Aspirus Hospital.  As her husband's health failed she turned much of her attention to his loving care.
The final years of her life were spent in her home at the Garden Apartments.
Duaine is survived by her sons Scott (Kathie) Pieper of Merrill, Mark Pieper of Wausau, daughter Jane (Jim) Garrett of Rochester, MN, and grandchildren Conner and Allison Garrett of Menomonie.  She was preceded in death by her parents Ester and Norman, brother Tom, and husband Carroll.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday July 18th at the First United Methodist Church - 903 3rd Street Wausau, WI.  Visitation at 4:30 pm with a chapel service at 6:00 pm.
Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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