Christina Barbara “Chris” (Wilichowski) Martin, 83, passed away August 21, 2021 at Aspirus Hospice House.
Chris was born August 29, 1937 in Wausau, WI the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Koppa) Wilichowski. She married Jerome L. Martin September 13, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the town of Cassel.
Chris was a homemaker while her children were at home and was owner and operator, with her husband, at Martin’s Beer & Liquor in Rothchild for 11 years. Chris retired from Shopko in Rothchild in 2008. She enjoyed crafts, needlework, playing cards, polka music, the Packers, baking, and the Casino. Chris enjoyed being with family and friends.
Christina is survived by her four children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Children, Russell (Sally) Martin of Hager City, WI, Carolyn (Kirk) Rawlings of Wausau, Annette (John) King of Schofield and Rodney Martin of Schofield; grandchildren, Melissa (Gary) Kluck, Nichole (Dave) Brnusak, Ana (Ben) Pearson, Laura Martin, Elise (Ariez) Sime, Derek King, Mitchell and Everette Martin; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Brayden and Ella Kluck; sisters, Virginella Mroczenski, Sister Laverne Wilichowski, Ruffin Wilichowski; in-laws, Mary Ann Wilichowski and Lorraine Wilichowski; nieces, nephews cousins, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome; great grandson Bryson Kluck, siblings, Aloysius Wilichowski, Alfred (Kathleen) Wilichowski, Edwin Wilichowski, Elizabeth (Raymond) Karlen, Anthony (Margaret) Wilichowski, Clarence (Evangeline) Wilichowski, Arthur (Marjorie) Wilichowski, David Wilichowski, Darlene Blaskowski, and Gerald Wilichowski and in-laws, Alphonse Mroczenski and Dorothy Wilichowski.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Tuesday, August 31 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothchild. With visitation beginning at 10:00am. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral Service will be livestreamed at www.brainardfuneral.com. Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family.