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Marilou Newman

December 30, 1932 — August 12, 2023



Marilou Newman, 90, of Wausau, beloved wife of the late Kevin N. Newman, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. 

Marilou was born at home on December 30, 1932 in the Town of Texas (Wausau), daughter of the late Charles and Mayme (Kittel) Schwede. She married Kevin on September 12, 1953 at Mission Evangelical Church of which she a was a lifetime member. Together they began their family raising their one son and two daughters. Marilou retired as the stock room manager at J.C. Penney after over 15 years of service. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, embroidery, quilting, and various other crafts. She was a member of the Ladies Aid. Marilou especially loved volunteering her time as a cook at Camp Blessing. Most of all Marilou loved to spend time with her beloved family and will be remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend to so many. 

Marilou is survived by her three children: Rodney (Kay) Newman, Karen (Steve) Boykins, and Nancy Mueller. She is also survived by siblings: Delores Anderson, Edward (Shirley) Schwede, Donald Schwede, Charles (Marjorie) Schwede Jr., and Billie Schwede.She also leaves six beloved grandchlidren: Kevin R. (Joleen) Newman, Heather (Mark) Strassberg, Angela Westergreen, Zachery (Emma Cauley) Boykins, Jacob (Carrie) Boykins, and Liza Mueller along with two step-grandchildren: Matthew (Julie) Mackie and Miranda Mackie. Marilou leaves 5 great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by a two siblings: Morris (Jenny) Schwede, and Belvajean (Vernon) Tritten, and a son-in-law Thomas Mueller along with brother-in-law, Eugene Anderson, and a sister-in-law Phyllis Schwede.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 19th at Mission Evangelical Church, T12780 Co. Rd. WW, Wausau from 9 AM - 10:30 AM with a service to follow at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in Mission Evangelical Cemetery. Brainard Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to: Camp Blessing or Mission Evangelical Church. 

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