Emil H. Rosenau Jr., age 89, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston. He was born November 22, 1929 in Wausau, WI to the late Emil and Amelia (Yessa) Rosenau. On July 6, 1950, Emil married the love of his life, Carol Tesch, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau, a union that would last over 60 years. Sadly, she preceded him in death on April 8, 2012.
Emil attended school in Wausau then went on to serve his country during World War II. After returning home, he started his own business in Gleason, Emil’s Homelight Sales & Service. He worked at various other jobs but tinkering with small engine repair was his passion. Whether it be a chainsaw or lawnmower, Emil always got things up and running again. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed making firewood and fishing. Emil especially loved his grandchildren and spending quality time with them. He was a member of VFW Post #1638 in Merrill as well as Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill.
Survivors include his daughter: Julie (Bruce) Weber, Merrill; son Anthony “Tony” Rosenau, Merrill; son-in-law: Jon Zwicky, Iron River, WI; grandchildren: Christopher Weber, Greeley, CO, Kaylyn Weber, Merrill, Joshua (Rachel) Zwicky, Iron River, WI, Travis (Errika) Zwicky, Clara City, MN, and Cameron Zwicky, Shawano; great-grandchildren: Faelan Weber, Brantley Weber-King, Evan Zwicky, Oliver Zwicky, Vallerie Zwicky and Sullivan Zwicky. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Carol, daughter, Patience Zwicky, sister, Ethel Rock and brother, Edward.
Funeral Services for Emil will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. Rev. Scott Gustafson will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of service, also at the church. Burial will follow in Snow Hill Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post #1638.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Pine Crest Nursing home for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Emil’s name to Maple Creek Therapy Dogs Network or the Northwoods Veteran’s Post.
Waid Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.