Obit: Myszka, Raymond J. (1924 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Beckman, Buchberger, Diermeier, Foth, Hackman, Hutchinson, Koskey, Martin, Myszka, Myszka-Ramirez, Nowicki, Passehl, Pinter, Ryss, Schreiber, Stengl, Strasser, Stubbe, Volkman, Weisenberger, Wolf

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 12/30/2016

Myszka, Raymond J. (26 MAR 1924 - 26 DEC 2016)

Raymond J. Myszka, 92, Marathon passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1924, in Athens, son of the late Jacob and Mary (Nowicki) Myszka. On July 10, 1945, he married Eldora Weisenberger at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2010.

Raymond worked for Crestline in Wausau, The Great A & P Milk Company in Marathon for 17 years and at Green Bay Packaging Co. for 17 years until he retired in 1986. He, along with his sons, painted many barns in his earlier years.

Ray loved polka dancing at Rib River and Poplar Tree Ballroom with his wife, Eldora, and his many friends. He especially liked the Romy Gosz Band, the Dick Rodgers Band and the Hayes Boys. Two of his favorite songs were the Springtime Waltz and Circling Pigeons Laendler.
Ray enjoyed carpentry work, gardening, fishing and playing his Hohner Button accordion and watching the Big Joe Polka Show on T.V. Most special to Ray’s heart was the ability for him to be an excellent caregiver to his wife, Eldora, for 32 years. “We will never forget that, Dad.”

Survivors include his children, Janice (James) Buchberger, Marathon, Duane (Suzzett) Myszka, Marathon, Jerome (Linda) Myszka, California, Donna Mae (James) Martin, Stevens Point, Larry Myszka, Tomahawk, Lyle (Betty) Myszka, Marathon, Donald (Lynnette) Myszka, Mosinee, and Linda (Lloyd) Beckman, Wausau.

Raymond was the cherished grandfather of Stacy (Shawn) Stubbe, Mosinee, and their children, Natasha, Justin and Amanda; Brian Myszka, Marathon, and his children, Haley, Alexis and Courtney; Chad Myszka, Marathon, and his children, RaeAnna and Jace; Jessie (Dan Rony) Myszka, Portland, Ore., and their daughter, Evelyn; Abbey (Patrick) Ryss, Oakland, Calif; Katie (David) Wolf, Oakland, Calif., and their daughter, Olive; Emmy Myszka-Ramirez, Santa Rosa, Calif., and her son, Louis; Wendy (Corey) Hackman, Plover, and their children, Casey, Emily, Mikayla and Alex; Jeffrey (Stacey) Martin, Stevens Point, and their children, Abbey and Logan; Sarah (Craig) Hutchinson, Yuma, Ariz., and their children, Kyra and Reese; McKinzie (Luke) Foth, Madison, and their son, Linus; Melissa (Steve) Schreiber, Wausau, and their children, Maisyn and Andersen; Jayme (Victoria) Myszka, Edgar, and their children, Samantha, Valerie and Izabella; Laura (Neal) Volkman, Marathon, and their children, Katelyn, Madelyn and Jocelyn; Wesley (Nicole) Myszka, Marathon, and their children, Maycie and Kamrie; Greg Myszka, (Ashley), Mosinee, and their son, Asher; Nathan (Maggie) Myszka, Washington, D.C., and their son, Jack; Faith (Rick) Stengl, Mosinee, and their children, Lillian and William; and Erin Myszka, Milwaukee.

Ray is further survived by a special friend, Bernice Passehl, Athens; and his in-laws, Helen Strasser, Edgar, Joan Weisenberger, Kronenwetter, William Weisenberger Jr., Wausau, and Catherine Myszka, Edgar; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three grandsons, Robby Myszka, Brian Buchberger and Thomas Myszka; two brothers, Edward Myszka and David Myszka; and two sisters, Margaret Koskey and Bernice Pinter.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier presided. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service, all at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at the Emergency Room and the Palliative Care Unit, both at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, the caregivers at Benedictine Living Community of Wausau, Ray’s helpful neighbors, and also to Dr. Rousch and Dr. Haas for the outstanding care they provided to Ray when he needed it. A heartfelt thank you goes out to you all.



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