Maryann Rethaber has passed away on August 22nd, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital from a three-year battle with cancer. She was 71 years old. She was born on June 4th, 1952 in Antigo, a daughter of Henry “Hank” and Bessie “Betty” (Knapek) Weisshahn. She was a graduate of Antigo High School, Class of 1970. Soon after High School Maryann married and moved to Hawaii where she worked for a car dealership while her husband served in the Navy. She then returned to the Gleason area and worked on the family farm. Maryann then worked at Pine Crest Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 30 years. Her love for caring for people always kept her smiling and wanting to do more for the residents she cared for. She had also earned employee of the year. She enjoyed spending time with her family and fishing. She loved decorating her home with antiques that she found at local flea markets and antique stores.
Survivors include a daughter, Mindy (Herb) Ponta of Deerbrook; two sons, Lani (Mimi) Rethaber of Wausau, Martin Rethaber of Merrill; six grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Charlotte, Owen, AnnaLucia, Emily, and Nash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Weisshahn; and daughter-in-law, Jodie Rethaber.
A private burial will take place at Forestview Cemetery in the town of Vilas. Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com