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Marie Janet Gehrig

November 15, 1931 August 30, 2019
Marie Janet Gehrig
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Obituary for Marie Janet Gehrig

Marie Janet Gehrig, age 87, of Rhinelander, died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 30, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, in Rhinelander. She was born on November 15, 1931 in Medford, WI to Gilbert and Mary (Gallistel) Rhyner.

Marie was raised in the Stetsonville area and attended schools there. After her schooling, Marie’s family moved to Westboro where she worked for her parents in their family business for a number of years. It was there that she met her future husband, Myron “Lou” Gehrig and they were married on October 23, 1954 in Westboro, Wisconsin. They enjoyed almost 65 years of marriage. The couple moved to Rhinelander where they raised their family. Marie and Lou always looked forward to watching their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participate in their many sports activities.

Marie and her family were also members of the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church since moving to Rhinelander. Her love of her Lord and Savior could be seen in how she raised her family and how she cared for her friends and others.

Marie was an excellent cook and she enjoyed cooking for everyone. She was also an excellent gardener and maintained a large garden for many years. Marie also enjoyed reading, bowling, fishing, and watching any sporting event, especially if her family was involved. She loved playing cards and played solitaire every day. Most of these activities she could participate in at the family cabin which was her favorite place. She loved spending time on the deck just looking out at the lake.

Marie is survived by her husband, Myron “Lou” Gehrig; her children, Brian (Nancy) Gehrig, Gwen Wanty, and Brock (Victoria) Gehrig; her grandchildren, Ryan (Heather), Ben (Eva), Chad (Christine), Alicia (Brad), Brett, and Katrina (Kyle); great grandchildren, Grady, Dillon, Bradley, Caleb, Jacob, Connor, Reese, and Donte; her sister, Norma (Mike) Grittner; her brothers, Gordon (Irene) Rhyner, Alan (Dorothy) Rhyner, and Everett (Elizabeth) Rhyner; a brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Johnson; nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Diane Johnson; an infant brother, Russell; and a son-in-law, James Wanty Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church with Father Michael Tupa officiating. Interment will follow in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. A memorial will be established in Marie’s name and any gifts may be directed to her family. You may leave your private condolences for the Gehrig family at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Gehrig family.

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11:00 AM 9/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church

103 E King Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
103 E King Street Rhinelander 54501 WI
United States

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Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rhinelander , WI

Rhinelander WI
United States

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