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Carol M. Reich

September 3, 1930 — August 27, 2023

Wausau

Carol Marie Reich, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed away on August 27, 2023, at Wausau Manor.
 
She was born on September 3, 1930, in Wausau, WI to Charles and Goldie (Glasel) Streble.  Carol married Dell Engman on October 11, 1952, in Wausau, WI.  Dell passed away on October 28, 1971. Carol remarried Raymond Reich on April 9, 1977, in Wausau, WI.  
 
Carol is survived by her four children, Jane Fehlhaber, Mary (Steve) Thornewell, Ann Engman-Goetsch and Dale Engman, son-in-law Glen Patterson and stepdaughter Dawn Troyer.  She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Brenda) Fehlhaber, Tami Albee (Erika Koch), Patricia (Elizabeth) Thornewell, Phillip Marten, Joshua Marten, Lynn (Dan) Mahaffey, Tony (Tristen) Patterson, Katie (James) Ulrick,  Sidney Engman and Kimberly Bargender.   Carol was also the proud Great-Grandma to 17 great-grandchildren.
 
Aside from her parents and husbands, Carol was proceeded in death by her daughter's Ellen Patterson and Judy Bargender, son-in-law, Dennis Fehlhaber, sister Joaine Kufahl, brother's Louis and Lyle Streble, and step-grandson Kipp Troyer. 
 
After raising her six children in Wausau, Carol then relocated to Hazelhurst, WI with her second husband Raymond. During their time up north, they enjoyed being together at the local taverns often enjoying Packer games and spending time with friends. Shortly before Raymond's passing, they moved back home to Wausau. Carol always enjoyed our many family gatherings, where there had to be ice cold beer and polka tunes playing. She was a talented embroiderer and the family's favorite gifts from her were embroidered dish towels, many of which are still in use today.  Carol was an avid Packer fan and never missed watching a game!  In 2017, Carol moved to Wausau Manor where she created many new friendships, enjoyed BINGO, happy hour and visiting with staff. 
 
Visitation will be held at Brainard Funeral Home located at 522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403 on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a small service to be held at 6:00 pm.  
 
Carol loved her children and grandchildren very much and always made sure they knew that. She lived a beautiful 92 years and will be missed tremendously by her family and friends. 
 
Carol's family would like to extend a generous thank you to the entire team at Wausau Manor for taking great care of her the past six years. In addition, the family is very thankful for Mary Kelly, nurse at Wausau Manor, for spending Carol's last moments with her and ensuring she was at peace and comfortable. 

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Visitation

Thursday, August 31, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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