Marie Hustedt who was the matriarch of her family passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Hospice House surrounded by her family at the age of 98.
Marie was born February 1, 1920 in Marshfield to the late Henry and Rose (Bohman) Weigel. She married Omar Hustedt on June 23, 1945 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Marshfield. Marie was the consummate homemaker. She took great pride in taking care of her family and especially loved the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marie was a real homebody. She loved cutting the grass and having just enough annuals in the front of the house for color. The biggest love and commitment was her vegetable garden. She couldn’t rest until it was weed free and when she could start to preserve all the produce to feed the family or give it away to family, neighbors and friends. The kitchen was always lined up with her canning jars and Kerr lids from May until October. Some years they never were put away! She could sew and mend anything and was always hemming or making alterations for many satisfied customers. She could reupholster sofas and chairs and make draperies, curtains and bedspreads. She loved being creative. Although, she was too modest to admit her wonderful talents.
Marie was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She had a huge faith in God and was always praying for everyone and prayed daily to keep her eyesight and memory. If she wasn’t praying, she was watching her favorite TV networks EWTN and CNN. Many times, seeing what horrific things happening in the world would give her more to pray for. It occupies many hours of her day!
She is survived by her children, Mary (Steven) Sleeter of Wausau, Douglas (Pam) Hustedt of Ft. Atkinson, Harlow (Jackie) Hustedt of Wausau, Keith (Sandrea Radtke) Hustedt of Rothschild, eight grandchildren, Lance (Chastity) Sleeter, Mason Sleeter, Megan (Brandt) Isakson, Joel (Katie) Hustedt, Kelsey (Gary) Volkman, Harry (Jacque) Hustedt, Mercedes (Patrick) Partyka, and Melissa Khlap, 12 great grandchildren, Izzie, Henry, Adeline, Cecilia, Louisa, Mollie, Nate, Noah, Melanie Rose, Mateo, Maliya and Milanni.
She was preceded in death by her husband Omar, daughter, Kay Hustedt, two brothers, Jacob (Vi) Weigel, Roman (Agnes) Weigel and three sisters, Roselyn (Frank) Adler, Isabelle (Herb) Bushman and Dorothy (Edward) Fleisner.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1104 S. 9th Ave., Wausau. Father William Grevatch will officiate. Burial will take place on Monday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
We would like to thank Interim Palliative Care and Aspirus Hospice House for the care and kindness they gave Marie and our family. We would also like to thank Dr. Jarin Thomas, Dr. Chris Wass, Dr. Thaddeus Krolicki, the staff at Marshfield Clinic and Marie’s physicians for the years of commitment to ensure her long years of good health and eyesight.