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Milfred Jaeger

June 16, 1923 ~ May 5, 2009 (age 85)

    Milfred Jaeger, 85, of Merrill, formerly Town of Pine River, Lincoln County, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Pallative Care.

    Milfred was born June 16, 1923 in the Town of Pine River, Lincoln County the son of the late Albert and Hulda(Delf) Jaeger. He married Dorothy Nass-Mueller May 7, 1977 at St Peters Church, Hamburg.

    He worked at Semling-Menke 37 years, also was a custodian at several offices in Merrill. Milfred & Dorothy were both custodians at Faith Lutheran Church, Town of Maine, for 26 years.

    Milfred enjoyed doing carpentry work and playing cards with several card clubs. He loved his John Deere tractor and doing yardwork outside. He enjoyed listening to Polka music, dancing, hunting and fishing. He also loved spending time with his family.

    Milfred’s faith was very omportant to him. When he was a custodian at church, sometimes you would find him just sitting and sharing stories with Pastor Hoogland.

    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jaeger of Merrill, his son, Larry Wayne(Ginny) Jaeger of Wausau. Step children; Dan and Nancy Mueller, Marshfield, Bill and Rita Mueller, Wausau, Tom and Judy Mueller, Sun Prairie, Russell and Cheryl(Mueller) Butalla, Marathon, Mike and Carol(Mueller) Galganski, Gleason. Two grandchildren; Aaron( Rochelle) Jaeger, Wausau, and Travis and Kimberly(Jaeger)Wasmundt, Tomahawk. Twelve step grandchildren; Ben, Rachel, Jon, Elizabeth, Sarah, Matthew, Jenny, Jim, Ashley, Brandi, Heather and Michaela. Five step-great grandchildren; Tanner, Tristen, Ty, Zachery and Brooklyn. Three sisters, Lucille(Eddie) Pophal, Lydia(James) Goetsch, and Caroline Krause all of Merrill. One brother, Dale (Ruth) Jaeger Hazelhurst. Four sister-in-laws; Lois Jaeger, Elvira(Hugo) Bielke, Bonnie(David) Radtke and Phyllis(Allen) Buch, and one brother-in-law, DuWayne(Carol) Nass.

    He was preceeded in death by  his parents, one brother, Norman ’Butch’ Jaeger, five brother-in-laws; Roger Voigt, Elroy Krause, Marvin Nass, Robert Nass and Ruben Nass and one sister-in-law, LoRayne Nass.


    Services will be held 10:30 on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Faith Lutheran Church, Town of Maine. Rev. Kevin Hoogland will officiate, with burial to follow at Merrill Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, May 8, from 4-8 at Waid Funeral Home, Merrill and again Saturday 9:30 until the time of service at the church.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or a charity of donors choice.

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