Obit: Pasholk, Ann (1934 - 2009) 

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Surnames: Pasholk, Steinwand, Will, Kasper, Briggs, Woellner, Cram, Halver, Becker, Wagenaar, Kleinheintz 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Oct. 2009 

Pasholk, Ann (15 Nov. 1934 - 12 Oct. 2009) 

MERRILL -Ann (Steinwand) Pasholk, 74, of Merrill, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Saint Clare's Hospital in Weston. 

She was born Nov. 15, 1934, to Herbert and Margaret (Will) Steinwand. Ann was a 1952 graduate of Colby High School. After graduating, she worked at the former Employers Insurance in Wausau. She married Kenneth Pasholk on May 7, 1955, and after the marriage she was a homemaker. 

In 1959, they purchased The Jewel Box Jewelry Store in Merrill. She and her husband owned and operated the store until Ken's passing in 1974. After his death, she continued operation until 1983. Ann later worked at Foxpoint in Merrill until her retirement. 

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she served as a reader, weekly adoration volunteer and was a member of The Social Concerns Committee. She was also involved in grief ministry, the prayer chain and the ride ministry. Ann was a Good Samaritan volunteer helping in the gift shop and was a co-chair of the bazaar. She was also a member of the Merrill Historical Society. Ann had been actively involved in many community clubs and associations throughout the years. She enjoyed playing cards, being involved in three different bridge clubs. Ann enjoyed traveling, spending time at her camper on Mayflower Lake, going to the Merrill Concert Association events, and enjoying Friday night fish fries with Eleanor Peterson. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Survivors include her five daughters, Kathy (Gary) Kasper of Merrill, Kerry (Ronald) Briggs of Irma, Kelly Pasholk of Taos, N.M., Kim (Keith) Woellner of Merrill and Kay (Jason) Cram of Madison; one sister, Sandra (Halver) Becker of Reedsville; eight grandchildren, Rene (Tim) Wagenaar, Sean Kasper, Casey Briggs, Jessica Briggs, Michelle Briggs, Kenneth (Ashley) Woellner, Kristine Woellner and Isaac Cram; and two great-grandchildren, Parker Wagenaar and Connor Woellner. 

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ken; and her granddaughter, Karly. 

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. The Rev. Joseph Kleinheinz will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Monday, all at Waid Funeral Home, Merrill. 




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