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William (Bill) G. Fenhaus

August 14, 1946 — May 16, 2023

William (Bill) G. Fenhaus, 76, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at his home on May 16, 2023. 

Bill was born on August 14, 1946, in Wausau to Melvin and Marion (Reichl) Fenhaus. He was raised in Wausau and graduated from Wausau High in 1964. He then attended Wausau Technical College and earned a 2-year degree in Business Administration. On April 12, 1969, he married Kay Krezine, who preceded him in death. Bill and Sue Johnson were married on August 11, 2006. Bill is survived by Sue and her two sons, Drew and Kevin.

In June 1965, Bill enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. During his distinguished career he was a Scout Platoon Armored Crewman, a Company Hand Battalion Supply Sergeant, and in 1990 he retired from the Wisconsin Army National Guard having reached the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Bill, and his brother Don, had the unique honor to be the only brothers who were both Sergeant Majors in the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the same time. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. After retirement from the Guard, he worked as a Service Advisor at Brickner Motors of Little Chicago. Still finding a desire to serve his brothers and sisters of the military, he joined the Man of Honor Society in 2012, where he served as their Treasurer until last year. 

Bill is survived by two brothers Don (Molly) Fenhaus, Gene (Cindy) Fenhaus, his sister Grace (Fenhaus) Will, daughter Kelly (Scott) Zylstra, and two grandchildren Jaimie and Ryan. Bill is preceded in death by Dennis Will.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm. Thursday May 25, 2023, at Helke Funeral Home in Wausau with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in honor of William "aka Dollar Bill" Fenhaus to the Man of Honor Society, PO Box 2071 Wausau, WI 54403.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

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

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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