Grace ( 1917- 2007)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Wetterau, Franklin, Schaefer, Reynolds, Meyer, Jantsch,Stelzel, Zettler, Rajewski
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) September 22, 2007
Wetterau, Grace (10 Dec. 1917 - 21 Sept. 2007)
DORCHESTER -- Grace Wetterau, 89, of Dorchester died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Our House Assisted Living, Wausau under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, Wis. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Franklin and the Rev. James Schaefer will officiate. Pallbearers will be James Reynolds, Thomas Reynolds, Theodore Reynolds, Joseph Meyer and James Jantsch.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. A rosary service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Grace was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Marshfield to Fred H. and Mary (Stelzel) Reynolds. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School and Marathon County Normal School. Grace and Clifford Wetterau were united in marriage June 10, 1939, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, Wis. He died Jan. 21, 2006.
Grace was an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Parish Council of Catholic Women and the National Catholic Society of Lady Foresters. She was also a member of the Dorchester American Legion Auxiliary. Grace enjoyed baking, cooking, dancing and attending various church dinners throughout the area. She was an accomplished seamstress (making many of her own clothes) and an artist painting with oils. A "snowbird," she enjoyed vacationing in Brownsville, Texas. Grace was employed with the former Dorchester Cheese Factory as a secretary and treasurer and had resided in Dorchester for 53 years.
Grace is survived by her son, Mark Wetterau of Midland, Texas, and her granddaughter Lindsey Wetterau attending the St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, James (Leora) Reynolds of Dorchester, Thomas (Elaine) Reynolds of Dorchester, and Theodore (Laurelle) Reynolds of Wausau; two sisters, Gladys Zettler of Loyal and Mary Ann (Joseph) Meyer of Medford; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Reynolds of Dorchester; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Frederick, Alvin, and Jerome; two infant brothers; one sister Violet Rajewski; two brothers-in-law, Melvin Zettler and Peter Rajewski; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Reynolds; and four nephews, Daniel, Paul, and B.J. Reynolds, and Ted Zettler.
Thanks to our friends at Our House Assisted Living and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice, for their kind, loving, compassionate care shown to Grace, and her family, during the final chapters of her life.
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