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Renata M. (Hassler) Sittler, 85, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau surrounded by her family.
Renata was born to Edward and Marie (Woerner) Hassler on May 9, 1934 in Peru, Ill. She met John (Jack) Sittler in her hometown at the local pharmacy. They were married on November 21, 1951 in Peru, Ill.
Renata worked in insurance and real estate for several years before becoming the volunteer coordinator for United Way of Marathon County until her retirement. She was a very active member for First Presbyterian Church, serving both as an elder and deacon. She also sang in the choir, helped with Friends Dinner and the food pantry. Renata was a founding board member of Habitat for Humanity of Wausau and served as president. In addition, she was deeply involved with the Good News Project Inc., serving as president, working at the warehouse and traveling to St. Lucia for many years. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching. She loved animals, especially the many cats she cared for over the years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John; son, David (Julie) Sittler and her two grandsons, Nicholas and Theodore Baumann. She is further survived by two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Correll and Paula Sittler, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Reuben Hassler, brother-in-law, James Sittler and sisters Cornelia Scott and Marie Ensor.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Wausau. Reverend Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of the arrangements.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Aspirus Hospice House for the wonderful and loving care they gave Renata during her short stay with them.
Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.brainardfuneral.com.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau, Marathon County Humane Society, or the Good News Project, Wausau.