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Mark Redetzke

April 7, 1932 — November 22, 2023

Weston

 

Mark Redetzke, 91, of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. He was born on April 7, 1932, to Lt. Samuel Redetzke of the U.S. Army Aircorps and Mary Jane (Bellis) Redetzke of Wausau.

Mark graduated from Wausau High School in 1950 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1952 achieving the rank of Sergeant. Mark married Doris Nimz of Wausau on Feb. 22, 1958. They were married 44 years. He was a member of the Wausau VFW and the Ironworkers Local 383. Other employment included US Postal Service, Rothschild Paper Mill, heavy equipment operator and carpenter.

Mark's favorite time of year was deer hunting season with his son, Kurt. He also enjoyed bear hunting, fishing, spending time at his cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and was an aviation enthusiast. He obtained his commercial pilot/helicopter license in the 1960's and worked as a crop duster in Nevada. He spent many hours at the Wausau Downtown Airport talking with fellow veterans about aviation history. Mark had a fondness for dogs, chocolate, and a good story. Mark's kindness, love of life and willingness to lend a helping hand were a constant in his life.

Survivors include one son, Kurt (Amy) Redetzke of Boulder Junction, one sister, Margaret Ann Pintar, sister-in-law Marge Nimz and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A memorial service will be private.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Wisconsin Chapter - Wausau Office at www.alz.org

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