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Richard O. Wohlford

July 4, 1936 — January 3, 2024

Wausau

Richard Oscar Wohlford, a beloved member of the Wausau community, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2024, at the age of 87. Born on July 4, 1936, in Wausau, Wisconsin, Richard's remarkable journey through life touched the hearts of all who knew him.

Richard worked for GTE Telephone Company for over 35 years before retirement; but it was his passion for exploration led him to become a worldly traveler, embarking on countless road trips that created cherished memories for him and his loved ones. He had a special affinity for trips to Mexico with his entire family, sharing in the joy of experiencing new cultures and creating lifelong bonds along the way.

An avid golfer, Richard's skill and dedication were evident in his astounding achievement of not one, but two holes-in-one. Richard's athleticism also shone through in his youth as a member of the Franklin School baseball team, where he pitched a remarkable no-hitter game, leaving a lasting mark on the community.  Richard also enjoyed the great outdoors, where he took pleasure in activities and hobbies such as hunting and fishing.   

Beyond his accomplishments, Richard was widely adored for his charm and warm demeanor. His presence illuminated every room, and he had a unique ability to make everyone he encountered feel valued and loved. Richard's affection for his wife of 69 years, Theresa, was evident in his thoughtful gestures, as he regularly brought her flowers to remind her of his unwavering love and devotion.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Wohlford; their children, Patti Wohlford (Michael Oliva), Deborah Main, Scott Wohlford (Margie Shay), and Sharon (Eric) Baunsgard; grandchildren, Timothy Corbin, Eric Baunsgard II, and Scott Baunsgard; great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Noreen) Wohlford; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Elieen Wohlford; and a sister, Pat (Aaron) Baumgardt.

To honor Richard's life, the Wohlford family invites friends and members of the community to pay their respects at the public visitation, to be held on January 12, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau, Wisconsin. A memorial service starts at 11:00 a.m. with light refreshments to follow.

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Visitation

Friday, January 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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