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Darlene Gutknecht

March 30, 1930 — February 26, 2023

Wausau

Darlene Gutknecht, 92, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born March 30, 1930 in the town of Rib Falls to the late Paul and Lydia (Felbaum) Graveen. She met her future husband Milton Gutknecht while they attended grade school together in the town of Rib Falls. They married at Salem Lutheran Church in the town of Hamburg on September 15, 1951 and had celebrated over 57 years of marriage at the time Milton passed. She cooked and waitressed for several years at the Labor Temple. Darlene was an active member and volunteer at Trinity Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild, belonged to the 55+ Club and the quilting club. Darlene enjoyed collecting- especially plates, bells, birds, and baskets.

Survivors include her son, Jeff (Cheryl) Gutknecht of Wausau; daughter, Jackie (Dan) Schultz of Weston; grandson, Tim (Amy) Gutknecht of Wausau; granddaughter, Gloria (Scott) Brandt of Berlin; great grandchildren, Greyson, Berkeley, Courtney (Josh), Jarrett, and Devon (Megan); great great grandchildren Sophia, Ella, and Clara; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Milton; parents, Paul and Lydia; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church. Reverend James Mayland will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery on Monday, March 6 at 10:00 am.

We would like to thank Lyn Hieronimus and Lisa Nowack for all their time and kindness in the comforting care they gave our mom.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 4, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Burial

Monday, March 6, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Pine Grove Cemetery - Wausau

1501 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403

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