Audrey Mae Viergutz

January 4, 1929 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 93)


Audrey Viergutz, 93, died on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Benedictine Living Community, Wausau.

Audrey was born January 4, 1929, in Edgar, the daughter of Walter and Amy (Schmidt) Kratwell.  She married Dale Viergutz on April 28, 1951, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Edgar.  He preceded her in death on January 31, 2002.  She attended Edgar High School and graduated from Edgar High in the class of 1947.  She was active with the Wausau Story Drum & Bugle Corps as a chaperon from 1971 through 1978 traveling over most of the mid-west and southern United States.  She was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau.  She enjoyed bowling and going to state and national senior tournaments with many of her friends.  Besides dancing and bowling, she enjoyed watching the packers and Nascar on TV.  She was a member of the VFW 388 Ladies Auxiliary.  She was employed at SS Kresge on 3rd Street and Marathon Battery for several years and at Wilson-Hurd in Wausau for 25 years retiring in 1991.

Survivors include one son Jeffery (Late: Cindy) Viergutz, Marshfield, WI; one granddaughter, Heather Braden, Hartford, WI; and one grandson, Casey Cavanaugh, Lathrop, CA; five great-grandchildren; one niece Sandra Wagner; and Sister-in-law, Carolyn Viergutz.  

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Dale, her parents, Walter and Amy Kratwell; and a brother Merville Kratwell.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 512 McClellan Street, Wausau. Visitation will take place from 11:00 am until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Brainard Funeral Home's Wausau Chapel is assisting the family.

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