Verna Ann Baneck, 82, Rothschild, went to her eternal home on February 20, 2021. She was born October 10, 1938 in Marathon City to the late Reinhart and Viola (Langhoff) Stahel. She married Walter Baneck on July 6, 1957 and they celebrated 58 loving years together before he passed in 2015. She was a homemaker, a school safety patrol guard for Marathon City and worked for Wausau Homes. She loved to knit, watch game shows, listen to gospel music, and spend time with family and grandchildren.
Verna is survived by her children, Charlotte Baneck, Wausau, Allan (Barb), Manitowoc, Diane Vilter, Merrill, Betty (Larry) Wadzinski, Phillips and Wayne (Laurie), Wausau; brother, Melvin Stahel, Marathon; brother-in-law, Ray Teske, Wausau; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; good friend, Beverly Jackson and many extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Rueben and daughter, Jeannette.
The funeral service for Verna will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. Rev. Zach Holdorf will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Facemasks and social distancing are requested by those in attendance. You may sign our family guestbook and watch the live stream of Verna’s funeral service on her obituary page at brainardfuneral.com.