Denise Maurisak

Denise A. Maurisak, 66, of Merrill, passed away Monday, October 10, 2022, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Denise was born on July 16, 1956, in Wausau, daughter of the late Dennis and Ruth (Kaphaem) Wolf. She graduated from Wausau East High School. Denise married Mark Maurisak on July 17, 1976, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau. He survives. She was currently a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Merrill. Denise worked at Northern Door, Bill’s House of Guns, and Lincoln Wood. She enjoyed feeding the birds and deer and putting together puzzles. In her spare time, she volunteered at church and cleaned the aviary at Pine Crest Nursing Home. She was her grandsons’ biggest supporter whether next to the track, field, or ice rink.

Denise is survived by her husband, Mark Maurisak of Merrill; sons, Joshua (Beth) Maurisak of Merrill and Brandon (Lindsey) Maurisak of Portland, Oregon; grandsons, Ethan Maurisak and Hunter Maurisak; brother, Jeff (Sandy) Wolf of Kronenwetter; sister-in-law, Julie Wolf; stepmother, Rose Wolf of Wausau; stepbrother, Kurt (Cindy) Schuster of Wausau; and ten nieces and nephews. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Ruth Wolf; brothers, Kimlin Wolf and Chuck Wolf; and friend, Diane Gulke.

A memorial service for Denise will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, Merrill, on Monday October 17, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. Pastor Mike Zahn will officiate. Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. Monday at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Denise’s name to the Lincoln County Humane Society or Christ United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

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