LeRoy “Pete” Kufahl, age 93, of Merrill, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Pine Crest Nursing Home under Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. He was born in Brokaw on July 11, 1926 to the late Hubert and Sophie (Kloth) Kufahl. LeRoy married Patricia Wussow on April 24, 1948. She preceded him in death on February 15, 2015.
LeRoy was in the United States Coast Guard. He was a maintenance supervisor with Wausau Paper. LeRoy enjoyed playing cribbage & putting puzzles together. He also had a talent for building boats and had gone fishing & hunting on occasion.
LeRoy is survived by his children: Peter (Lois) Kufahl, Ringle, Jamie Peterson, Portland, OR, Julie Garrison, Merrill, Joreen (Bill) Whitson, Troutdale, OR, seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild, nine great-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, sister; Esther Clemens, Wausau, nephew; Theron Kufahl, many other relatives.
Preceded in death by parents, wife; Patricia, brothers; Elmer, Marvin, Hilbert “Chief”, brother-in-law, George, sister-in-laws; Myrtle, Leona, and Audrey.
A memorial service for Pete will be held 11 AM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Ascension Episcopal Church in Merrill. The Rev. Linda Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be from 10AM until the time of service also at church. Private family inurnment will be held Thursday.
Special thanks to Pine Crest and Aspirus Hospice for the wonderful care given to LeRoy.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.
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