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Marsha "Hambone" Nitzsche

August 3, 1936 — February 25, 2021


Marsha “Hambone” Nitzsche, age 84, of Wausau died on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Stonecrest Assisted Living.

Marsha was born on August 3, 1936 in the Town of Rib Mountain to the late Henry and Victoria (Raasch) Mohr.  She married Robert Nitzsche on November 5, 1955 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Wausau.  He preceded her in death on January 7, 1988.

Marsha loved gardening and going to the races.  She also enjoyed all her travels with her best friend, Sis.  She was a wonderful homemaker and her beautiful handwriting made her a wonderful sign maker at Arlans as well.  Marsha and Robert were founding members of the Northcentral Wisconsin Gas and Steam Engine Club in Edgar.  She was also a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church and the VFW Ladies Auxillary.

Marsha is survived by her children Marcy (Lyle) Nowak, John (Mary Jo) Nitzsche, Torey (Kevin) Teske, and Randy (Candice) Nitzsche; grandchildren Jason Nitzsche, Jenny Wegner, Kelly Jensen, Linda Curtis, Angela Garske, and Mandy Kostroski; great grandchildren Eve, Eden, Max, Marisol, Esmeralda, Emeric, Brooklyn, Brettan, Daylan, Mayson, Danielle, Tristan, and Tanner; sister Dorothy Nikolai; brothers Wayne Mohr and Bud (Kathy) Mohr; and best friend Rae Ann “Sis” Dumont.

Besides her parents and husband, Marsha is preceded in death by her brothers John Mohr and Don “Dinty” Mohr.

Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Tuesday,  March 2, 2021 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau.  The Rev. Jen Hoffman will officiate.  Visitation will take place from 2:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday.  A recording of the service will be available 24 hours after the service at

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Stonecrest, as well as the in home nurses from Interm Health Care for their love and care.

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