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Sharon Dehnel

May 31, 1947 — January 26, 2022

Sharon Mae Dehnel, age 74, of Wausau died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Sharon was born on May 31, 1947, in Wausau to the late Alvin and Agnes (Artus) Rusch. She was united in marriage to Leroy John Dehnel on August 14, 1971 in the town of Stettin. She grew up helping her Mom and Dad farm and graduated Marathon High School in 1965.  Shortly thereafter, she had worked for Wausau Insurance in the Custodial Care area and promoted to a Supervisor position where she retired from in 2005.

Sharon looked forward to family gatherings where she enjoyed baking and cooking. She enjoyed taking care of her yard, cutting her grass, canning vegetables from her garden and giving them away as gifts. Her and her husband spent most of their time volunteering for the Lions Club – District 27-C1 and participated in numerous activities all year round. She was a woman of God and believed that angels were always looking out for her family. With her passing, her family has gained another guardian angel to look over them.

Sharon is survived by her husband Leroy, her children; Tracey (Tom Joss) Dehnel and Troy (Vanessa Chestnut) Dehnel, her grandchildren; Tristen, Clara, Tyler, Tyler Joss, Kylie Joss, Hayden Zuber and Savannah Zuber, her sister Kathy Schlief (Ron), her in-laws; Robert Dehnel, Eddie Dehnel, and Robert Rajek, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her In-laws, Donna and Eugene Behnke, Ardell Rajek and Sue Dehnel.

There will be a public visitation at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau WI on Thursday, February 3 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. There will be service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Stettin on Friday, February 4 at 11:00 am with visitation held at 9:30am until time of service. A private family burial will follow at Stettin Christian Church Cemetery. Family wish for those that want to share memories of Sharon after the service to join them at Memories Ballroom for a luncheon. Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

Family wishes for a donation in Sharon’s name to the Lions Club District 27-C1 instead of flowers.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 3, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Wausau, Stettin)

232280 N 120th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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