Michael Charles “Otto” Meurette, 61, Schofield, passed away at home unexpectedly on January 22, 2022.
He was born on November 9, 1960, in Wausau, WI, to Kate and Burl Meurette, and grew up in Wausau. When he was just a young boy, a neighbor affectionately nicknamed him “Otto” and it stuck with him ever since. He was a Wausau East High School graduate and worked for various employers including SNE, Graphic Packaging, Nova Truck Wash, and most recently in retirement, Townline Market, happily working alongside family and friends, where he was known for his innovative ideas and quirky techniques.
Otto had a calming demeanor, taking every day in stride and making it look easy. He was everyone’s best friend and never needed to say much to have a whole room full of people giggling. He was rigid and tough, yet so gentle and kind, with a heart of pure gold. That rosy-cheeked smile of his could make any bad day better. With his witty sense of humor, he was everyone’s Most Valuable Player, whether on the golf course or a softball field. He enjoyed anything sports related, as long as he could listen to it in the garage in his chair. He was the grill master at any family function and the one you could call if you needed anything, but his most favorite thing was being the best Papa around. Doing anything for his grandkids was Otto’s passion.
Otto is survived by his wife, Tammy Meurette; sons: Jake (Taylor) Meurette, Tyler (Torie) Jagler, Chris (fiancé Rachelle) Meurette; grandkids: Breelyn, Croix, & Brooks; sister Marsha (Craig) Meurette-Wieman, brothers: Mark (Laura) Meurette, Sr. and Mitch (Lori) Meurette; sisters- and brothers-in-law: Sherry & Barry McEwn, Mick & Sharon Stahl, John Stahl, Connie & Gary Glenetski, Julie Yirkovsky, & Buddy & Barb Stahl, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Matty Meurette.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 5, 2022, at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 330 McClellan St., Wausau, including committal in the courtyard columbarium at St. John’s, with Fr. Chris Arnold officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 am until the time of services. Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com. The service will also be live-streamed on Brainard’s website. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be used to place a memorial bench at Greenwood Hills Golf Course.