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Marie Dena Scheffler

January 23, 1928 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 90)

Marie Dena (Suwyn) Scheffler, 90, Wausau, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on September 12, 2018 at Aspirus Hospital.

She was born in Birnamwood, WI on January 23,1928, to Isaac and Margaret (Schoenhofen) Suwyn. She married Herman Scheffler Jr. on July 29, 1950.  Together they raised six children, and Marie was a loving grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Surviving family members include two sisters: Joyce (Chuck) Page of Westport, Massachusetts, and Linda (David) Rastl of Birnamwood; brother-in-law Ken Scheffler, Wausau, and brother-in-law Roger (Doris) Scheffler, Wausau; four daughters: Yvonne (David) Schepp, Sandra (August) Koehler, Carol (Lance) Carmichael, Gail (Bertram) Koehler; two sons: James (Mary) Scheffler, and Brian (Roxann) Scheffler, all of Wausau; and her grandchildren: Angie (Rich) Metzler, Junction City; Jason Koehler, Wausau; Wendy Koehler, Merrill; Ben (Joellen) Koehler, Merrill; Chad (Mandy) Schepp, Wausau; Casey (Petra Cervantes), Chicago; Amy (Brian) Merkey, La Crosse; Jennifer (Keith) Samperisi, Wausau; Ryan (Eddie) Thurow, Cedar Falls, IA; Eric Scheffler, Wausau; Sam Scheffler, Madison; Melissa (Jon) Schultz, Bettendorf, IA; James (Amy) Koehler-Killeen, Hudson; Adam (Yvonne) Scheffler, Kaukauna; and Ashley (Aaron) Ninnemann, Wausau.  She is also survived by her 36 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, June Buska; and her granddaughter, Stacey Schepp. 

Marie grew up in Birnamwood where she attended one room school houses.  Her family moved to Wausau and she attended Wausau High School. Prior to having children, Marie worked at Employers Insurance Company.  She loved being a wife, mom, grandmother and homemaker.  She loved flowers, watching birds, reading books, and weather watching.  She thoroughly enjoyed old movies and RFD tv. She was an active member at St. Peter’s Church, Town of Wausau, where she filled many different roles. She was extremely interested in her family genealogy and she worked hard with family members to preserve those memories.

Her family would like to thank her special caregivers, Katie and Jane, the entire staff at Mountain Terrace Assisted Living, Wausau, Dr. Nichols, and all of the wonderful staff on the Palliative Care wing at Aspirus Hospital for their loving care and assistance.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Wausau.  A visitation will be held from 8:30am until the time of service. Following the service, a lunch will be served, and burial at Restlawn Memorial Park, 235962 N. Troy St. Wausau, will follow. Please direct all memorials to St. Peter’s Church.

Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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