Death notice from the Wausau region September 3, 2021


Robert M. Fitzke

Robert M. Fitzke, 85, Wausau, passed away on Monday August 31, 2021 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home.

He was born on June 9, 1936 in Wausau, son of the late Milton and Lillian (Schroeder) Fitzke. On October 10, 1964, he married Dianne Hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon.

Robert has owned Wausau Coin Machines Inc. for 35 years. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the Man of Honor Society. He was also a member of Wausau Elks Lodge No.248. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying and playing.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Fitzke; children, Sue Rikke, Linda (Kelly) Anderson, Roy Fitzke and Mark (Jane Thiele) Fitzke; grandchildren, Benjamin Fitzke, Dillon and Max Rikke, Grady and Samuel Anderson; brothers, Jim Fitzke and Dale Fitzke; sister-in-law Arlene Hanneman; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents died before him.

The funeral will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Reverend Robert Thorn will chair. The entombment will take place in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitations will be held Monday from 10:00 am until time of service at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Wausau.

Instead of flowers, a memorial fund is set up.

Peterson / Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at

Alvina B. Nievinski

Alvina B. Nievinski, 96, Hatley, passed away on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center-Weston. Born March 31, 1925 in Norrie, daughter of the late John and Anna (Jagler) Czeck. On September 24, 1945, she married Edward D. “Eddie” Nievinski at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. He predeceased her in death on October 18, 2017.

Before their marriage, Alvina held various jobs in a factory, and after marriage she became a wife and a stay-at-home mother. She flourished in this role providing for her family through her wonderful cooking, baking and canning skills. His bread from scratch (and no written recipe), his pies and his paczkis will remain legendary memories for his children and grandchildren. During the hay and threshing season, his hospitality to the work crew was manifested in the wonderful and hearty meals they all looked forward to.

Alvina has been a long-time member of St. Florian’s Catholic Church, their Rosary Society, and has volunteered at many events in the parish.

Survivors include her four children, Linette Haleen, Baileys Harbor, Janelle (Tom) Jacques-Jolly, Green Bay, Pam (special friend, Gus) Meyer, Hatley, Dean (special friend, Betty) Nievinski, Hatley; grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Goebel-Bakran, Todd (Holly) Haleen, Josh Jacques, Matt (Katrina) Jacques, Melanie Meyer, Nathan Meyer; great-grandchildren, Riley, Raina, Easton, Everett, Jacob, Ryan, Mason, Jordan and Kendra, one sister, Audray Brinkman and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her sons-in-law, Dave Jacques and Orville Meyer, a great-grandson, Trevor, a sister, Lillian Spranger and brothers-in-law, Bernard Spranger and Severin Brinkman.

The funeral will be celebrated on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at noon at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitations will be on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until church service time. Masks are recommended for everyone present. Peterson / Kraemer Funeral Home, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Pride TLC, and in particular Dr Oladeji, the fourth floor nurses and Comfort Care at Marshfield Hospital Weston for their care and assistance during Alvina’s time with them.

Robert “Bob” Schubring

Robert “Bob” Schubring, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on August 31, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1946 in Wausau, Wisconsin. He graduated from Wausau East in 1964 where he played in the football team. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Bonnie, on May 25, 1968. They were married for 53 wonderful and joyful years. Bob was a lithographer for the Wausau Daily Herald for many years, then worked at Marathon Communications where he drove a truck. He and Bonnie welcomed their only son, Kirt, on April 7, 1969. Bob’s real pride and joy were his granddaughters, Regan and Teilyn.

Bob was passionate about hunting and fishing. He was happiest when he was outside and spent time in nature. He was a member of the board of directors of Whitetails Unlimited for over 25 years. He and Bonnie enjoyed spending time in their RV at Camp Holiday and also time with their friends and family at Wildcat Lodge. Boulder Junction was their second home.

Bob loved to travel. He made numerous hunting and fishing trips to many western states and Canada. Some of his favorite places he ever visited were the Grand Teton Mountains and Yellow Stone National Park.

But he always liked to come home to his family. His two granddaughters, Regan and Teilyn, were his greatest joy. He loved to attend their sporting events while they were growing up and cheer them on for anything and everything they did. If you’ve spoken to Bob, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the two girls.

Bob was also an amazing cook. If you’ve had the privilege of trying all of his cooking, you’ve been lucky enough to have the best. His specialties were his homemade soups, Hawaiian cookies, pasta salads and the famous Party Potatoes. He always said his secret ingredients were love and butter. And anyone who could have eaten his food would agree.

He is survived by his wife and true love, Bonnie Schubring. His son; Kirt Schubring and her stepdaughter Nikki. His granddaughters; Teilyn Schubring and Regan Decker and her husband Adam as well as her little dog Duke. He is also survived by his mother; Johanna Schultz, brother; Harley Schubring and his wife Teresa. Nephew; Jason Schubring and his family.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Schofield. Reverend Mike Fox will officiate. Visitations will be from 11:00 a.m. on Friday until church service time.

Peterson / Kraemer Funeral Home will make the arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at

Marie brown

Mary Brown, 91, Mosinee, died on August 31, 2021 at Cedar Creek Manor from complications from dementia.

She was born September 11, 1929, daughter of Wallis and Bertha Noble in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. She was one of six children.

Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career at John Marshall Elementary School in Wausau, Wisconsin.

She married Jerrold Brown on June 30, 1955. He predeceased her in death on January 15, 2018.

She retired from the Mosinee School District in 1995. During her retirement, she participated in the reading tutoring program at the Marathon County Jail. For many years she was actively involved in the Mosinee United Methodist Church.

Mary was best known for her kindness, kindness and patience. She was a loving and gracious mother and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Debra (Rick) Schnabel and son Jeff (Lori) Brown; grandchildren Christopher Schnabel, Jessica (Brad) Bemowski, Jonathon (Amanda Schuhart) Schnabel, Justin (Robert) Brown, Logan Brown; great-grandchildren Evan Schnabel and Henry Schnabel, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Wallis and Bertha Noble; siblings Jane Noble, Mildred Noble, Albert Noble, Charles Noble and Robert Noble.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Brainard – Weston Funeral Home. Reverend Gail Ray will officiate.

Friends can call from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Masks are recommended for everyone present. Special thanks to the staff at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter.

Their exceptional kindness and loving care has been and is greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mc-Lit Marathon County Literacy Council, 515 N 3rd Street, Wausau, 54401 or through their website:

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