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1932 Marian 2023

Marian M. Wadzinski

February 2, 1932 — May 9, 2023



Marian M. Wadzinski, age 91, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Primrose Retirement Community.

Marian was born on February 2, 1932, in Merrill, the daughter of the late Theodore and Esther (nee Karow) Krueger.  Marian married Victor Wadzinski on January 17, 1953, in Wausau.  Together, Marian and Victor owned and operated multiple businesses. 

Marian enjoyed playing cards of all kinds and was an expert in all things sheepshead.  She spent many days outdoors tending to her flower and vegetable gardens as well as spending time at the cottage. She loved to read, create crafts, the annual Krueger Family Camping Reunion and time spent with her family and special friend Ray Koss, who preceded her in death. 

Marian was a loving mother to seven children, Elaine (Nick) Bertino of Wausau, Caryl McDonald of Oklahoma, Ronald (Marsha) Wadzinski of Tomahawk, Jayne (Mike) Stencil of Wausau, Ann (fiancé John Rath) Konopacky of Arbor Vitae, Donna Kutil of Wausau and Nancy McKenzie of Phoenix, AZ.  She is further survived by 15 grandchildren, Brandy, Susan, Nicholas, Christopher, Jesse, Adrienne, Morgan, Angel, April, Amanda, Victoria, Davis, Danielle, Thomas, and Geoffrey; 12 great grandchildren and her siblings Lois (Armin) Barth, Joanne (LeRoy) Rahn, Armand (Cheri) Krueger and Sharon (Tom) Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband Victor, son-in-law Thomas Konopacky, brother Eugene Krueger and nephew Kent Krueger

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at Restlawn on Saturday. 

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be given at

The family would like to thank the staff at Primrose Retirement Community for their love and care throughout Marian’s time at Primrose.

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