Posted: Mon 2:38 PM, May 13, 2013
Funeral Home: Brainard
Marion J. Traska, 80, Wausau, died Friday, May 10, 2013 after a brief illness, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. Marion was born in 1932 to the late John and Esther Weber, in the town of Fleith. She married David “Pep” Traska on June 9, 1952 in Wausau.
Over the years Marion developed a love of learning. She was an avid reader and loved attending to her flower and vegetable gardens. For years, she enjoyed dancing and socializing with friends. Marion had a deep faith and loving heart for her family. She was a long time member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include her husband, David “Pep”; son, Jeff (Kristi) Traska, Wausau; daughter, Julie (Matthew) Waldvogel, Mosinee; grandson, Michael (Brianne) Rice, Reedsburg; great-grandchildren, Sterling, Ryleigh and Gracie; two sisters, Charlotte Traeger, Wausau and Ethel (Edward) Shulta, Rothschild; and a special companion, Freddy the cat.
Memorial gathering and visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau. Family and friends will gather again after the visitation at the Homestead Inn, 8507 Hwy 52, Wausau. Jehovah’s Witnesses will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Brainard Funeral Home. Visitation for this service will be from 6 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.
Family would like to thank the staff at both Mount View Care Center and Aspirus Hospice Services for the care and kindness shown to both Marion and her family, during her short stay.
Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.