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“I was so blessed to have known and worked with your mother at Grant Elementary School in the late 90's, and every time I would see her she just...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Esslinger - Athens, WI

“Your Mom will always be a memory of Grace Lutheran Church. Blessings and sympathy to all of you. She can rest in peace with my brother Bob Christian...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Christian Zehner - Tavares, FL

“I wish the Kufahl family the best. I had a wonderful time being your mother's caregiver and will miss her dearly. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Shannon Gore - Mosinee, WI

“Darwin You and your family have our sympathy. She has to be so very proud of the way you and your family spent so much time, and took such good...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robert & Mary Schultz - Wausau, WI

“my sympathy to your family. I did not know Dorothy but she sure raised a wonderful son,( Steve) so she had to be an awesome mom.....xxoo ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: margaret - mosinee, WI

“Sorry to read about Dorothy. Is she related to the Ellsworth Kufahls in Pine River? I am from out of town and I read the Obits from Wausau. Thoughts...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: gloria gammey - Menasha, WI

“Sorry to hear about your loss.We give our sympathy. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Bruce&Deb Grueneberg - Merrill, WI

“Steve, Praying for you, asking God to provide the strength, peace, and grace that you & your family need at this time. Pastor Jon Payne ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pastor Jon Payne - Wausau, WI

“Darwin and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Schwartz - WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rachel Martin - Wausau, WI


Dorothy L. Kufahl, 88, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born to the late Leo and Louise (Pruss) Brandt on May 20, 1923 in Marathon. She married Charles Kufahl on July 11, 1948 in Wausau. Dorothy was a homemaker, helped on the family dairy farm in the town of Maine, was a teacher in some of the area country schools, and most recently was a teachers aid at Grant School. She enjoyed her time there and always looked forward to going there to help. Dorothy loved and enjoyed her family very much, she especially treasured the time that she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a lover of the outdoors, which was reflected in the flowers and gardening that she put time and care in for the enjoyment of others and herself. Dorothy liked bird watching as well. She could be found in the kitchen baking, or off doing one of her crossword puzzles or reading. Dorothy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid. She is survived by her sons, Wendell, Darwin (Debbie), Perry (Shelley), and Steve (Rachael); five grandchildren, Dustin, Deric, Stephanie, Lisa Joy, and Abigail; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Owen; brothers, Clemont Brandt, and LaVern (Delores) Brandt; and sister, Gerraine Sturm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and parents. A funeral service will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church (Town of Maine), 6720 County Road A, Wausau, with the Rev. Nathaniel Biebert officiating. Friends and family may call beginning at 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again on Thursday beginning at 11:00 am until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Maine.

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