Juanita R. Wiedenhoft

Juanita R. Wiedenhoft, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.
Juanita was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Irma, daughter of the late Alvin and Ruth (Aldrich) Pfister. She married Raymond E. Wiedenhoft on July 20, 1937, in Bessemer, MI. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1984.
Juanita was a homemaker and dairy farmed with her husband in Lincoln County. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Irma. Juanita enjoyed knitting and crocheting, camping, sturgeon fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, playing Bingo and Scrabble, cross word puzzles, and reading. She had also volunteered at H.A.V.E.N. in Merrill.
Survivors include daughters, Elva Prentice, of Jackson, TN, Maxine (Kenneth) Jones, of Merrill, and Judith Krause, of Merrill; sons, Larry (Diane) Wiedenhoft, of Antioch, IL, Steven (Brenda) Wiedenhoft, of Gleason, and Peter (Diane Bushar) Wiedenhoft, of Gleason; 14 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Antoinette Mosser, of Wausau, Beatrice Lokemoen, of Irma, Lois (Edward) Brandenburg, of Merrill, Wanda Severt, of Walworth, WI, Angela Lamb, of Merrill, and Marilyn (Jack) Carstensen, of Tomahawk; and brother, Dennis ‘Jim’ (Shirley) Pfister, of Walworth, WI. Juanita was preceded in death by son, Allen; granddaughter, Tammy Wiedenhoft; sons-in-law, James Prentice and Sheldon ‘Skip’ Krause; sister, Shirley Frondle; brothers, Gerald ‘Jigs’ Pfister, Lester ‘Duke’ Pfister, and Alvin ‘Sonny’ Pfister, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Arlene Pfister and Audrey Pfister; and brothers-in-law, Al Mosser, Louis Lokemoen, Carl Severt, and John Frondle.
The funeral service was Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Rev. F. Jack Shook officiated. Burial will take place in Chat Cemetery, Town of Birch.
The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, Dr. Donald Evans, and Dr. Timothy Logemann for the care and compassion you showed their mother.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.

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