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1934 Frank 2022

Frank Venske

September 20, 1934 — April 12, 2022

Wausau

Frank A. Venske, 87, of Wausau, Wisconsin, went to his heavenly home on April 12th, 2022, with his family by his side.

Frank was born to the late Henry and Meta “Ninnemann” Venske on September 20, 1934, in Wausau, WI. After graduating from high school, he joined the military and served his country for 32 years. He married the love of his life Estlene “Eddie” Bryant on May 5th, 1956 and raised four children together. He worked as a Quality Control Operator at Wausau Paper for 43 years and retiring in 1997. In 2019, Frank was able to join the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. where the veterans were welcomed by royals. This event was a major highlight for him that he and his family will never forget.

Frank enjoyed many pastimes such as fishing, beekeeping, gardening vegetables, repairing old TV’s and radios, working on model trains, and just going for a drive in his truck. Some of the best memories that Frank created with his family was going to baseball games to watch the Woodchucks or Wausau Timbers.

Frank is survived by his two sons; David Venske of Wausau, Chris (Kerri) Venske of Mosinee, his grandchildren; Keith (Norma) Wiedeman of Elderon, Steven (Heather) Venske of Wausau, great-grandchild; Kahli Heslip, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Estlene “Eddie”, children; Charles and Renisa, grandchildren; Victoria, his 6 brothers, 1 sister, and daughter-in-law Barbara.

Frank left his family with many memories, but he will be missed tremendously.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Helke Funeral Home on Thursday April 21, 2022, from 11:00am – 1:00pm with the service to follow starting at 1:00pm. Burial and Military Funeral Honors will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Helke Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To share memories and condolences with the family,  you can visit www.helke.com.

In lieu of flowers, of your choosing, the family would like donations to be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Wounded Warriors, or St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 21, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Starts at 1:45 pm (Central time)

Restlawn Memorial Park

4710 N Troy St, Wausau, WI 54403

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