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Russell J. Arneson Jr.

June 24, 1955 — January 22, 2023

Wausau

Russell J. Arneson, age 67, passed away on January 22, 2023 surrounded by family.

Russ was born on June 24, 1955 in Kenosha, WI to Russell and Anna Arneson . Russ married Diane (Praschak) Arneson in August of 1977 in Mosinee, Wisconsin.

Always with a constant smile and an open heart, family and friends were the focus of Russ’s world. The love and pride he had for his wife, children and grandchildren was infinite. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, cooking, traveling, driving boats, being a part of the water ski community, and appreciating all things lake life. He was a constant coach, friend, and mentor to many in the journey of life, as he only wanted to see others grow and succeed. His passing will be felt by many, though his memory and lessons will live on forever through all of us. He is forever loved and missed, but will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by Russell Arneson (Father), Anna Arneson (Mother), Alice (Arneson) Schmidt (Sister).

He is survived by his wife Diane Arneson, brothers and their spouses, Ray and Diana Arneson ,and Ralph Arneson; Children and their families; Daughter Beth (Eric, Tyler, and Ryan) Poffenberger, Sons Matt (Mary, Annabelle, MJ, and Russell) Arneson, and John Arneson.

Open visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau, WI. Additional visitation will be available prior to service on Saturday, February 11, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM with services starting at 11:00 AM at St. Anne's Parish, Wausau, WI.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to be made to American Cancer Society.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 10, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Visitation

Saturday, February 11, 2023

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

St Anne Catholic Parish

700 W Bridge St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Mass

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St Anne Catholic Parish

700 W Bridge St, Wausau, WI 54401

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