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Elaine Brodjeski

May 6, 1930 — January 25, 2024

Town of Rib Mountain

Elaine D. Brodjeski, 93, Town of Rib Mountain, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at her home surrounded by family, under the care of Compassus Hospice. She had been a resident at Pride TLC in Weston, WI for the last eight months. Prior to Pride, she had TLC Home Care at home for two years. We extend a special thank you to Kathy and Jeanette for their compassion and thoughtful care, allowing her to live at home as long as she possibly could.

She married Alex Brodjeski (the second of nine children) on August 1, 1950, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Edgar, WI. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2003.

Elaine, the second of eight children, was born May 6, 1930, to Bruno and Margaret (Sazama) Dahlke. She attended the Hoard one room school house just south of the family farm in the Town of Frankfort for a few years, then graduated from St. John’s Catholic Elementary School in 1944, and later from Edgar High School in 1948.

She went on to attend Normal School in Medford, WI where she received her two-year teaching certificate. While still raising her busy family, she returned to college in the mid 70’s to obtain her BS from the University of Stevens Point. 

Her very first teaching position in the early 50’s was in Rib Mountain’s one room school, then on to Birnamwood’s one room school. The rest of her teaching/subbing career was spent at local parochial schools in Wausau, Rothschild, and Marathon, WI.

She is survived by 6 children, Pamela (Douglas) Hustedt, Jeffrey (Connie Pyan), Gregory (Margaret Byers), Brian, Brenda (Jim) Norkosky, and Allen (Jennifer McDonnell). She has 11 grandchildren, Joel, Kelsey, Natalie, Jared, Alex, Rebecca, Evan, James, Ryan, Nathan, and Ella; and so far, has 9 great-grandchildren. The youngest of her 7 siblings survives her, Judith (Roland) Totzke. Surviving also are her sisters-in-law, Diane (Kenneth) Dahlke, Colette (Robert) Dahlke; Mary (Frank) Brodziski and Gloria (Steve) Brodziski, brothers-in-law, Tony (Ruth) Brodjeski and Mike Brodjeski; and many special nieces and nephews. 

Deceased is her older sister Marie (Edward) Krebsbach, and her 6 younger brothers, Raymond Dahlke, Clement (Patricia) Dahlke, Kenneth (Diane) Dahlke, Robert (Colette) Dahlke, and Joseph Dahlke. Also deceased is a special Godchild, Christopher Dahlke; and in-laws, Edward (Grace) Brodjeski, Marion (Perry) Larson, Clement Brodjeski, Frank (Mary) Brodziski, Ben (Darlene) Brodjeski, and Steve (Gloria) Brodziski.

Elaine enjoyed education, reading, traveling (always taking the scenic route and getting lost), coin collecting with her grandsons and teaching her 3 oldest granddaughters to sew. For more years than her family can remember, she belonged to a close-knit monthly sheepshead card club who became her lifelong friends. She was a lifetime member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12, 2024 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1104 S 9th Avenue, Wausau, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm. Father Samuel Martin will preside. Following, Elaine will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Elaine’s name.

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Visitation

Monday, February 12, 2024

10:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish

1104 S 9th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Mass

Monday, February 12, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish

1104 S 9th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Burial

Monday, February 12, 2024

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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