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Carole J. Schurter

Carole J. Schurter Carole J. Schurter


Carole J. Schurter, 78, passed away on Oct. 29, 2019 under the care of Ministry Hospice at Mountain Terrace in Wausau. A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at St. Anne Parish in Wausau with Rev. Tom Lindner presiding. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Carole was born on June 6, 1941 in Butternut, the daughter of the late Spencer K. and Florence J. (Meindl) Bockin. She was raised in the Medford area and moved to Wausau in 1975. On Sept. 16, 1989 she married Gary L. Schurter at St. Anne Parish in Wausau.

After raising her children, Carole worked several part-time jobs to put herself through North Central Technical College graduating as a surgical technician. Carole had a passion for music, singing 25 years with the Pro-Musica Choir and playing baritone almost 40 years for the Wausau City Band. She also played with the Mosinee City Band, UW Marathon Band and the Bavarian Band at the Big Bull Falls festival. Another of her talents was painting, especially oil painting and she enjoyed the classes she took at UW-Marathon County to improve her skills.

Survivors include her husband, Gary of Wausau; children, Michael (Beth) Denzin of Lake Mills, Michelle (Jake) Trussoni of North Prairie and Marc Denzin of Wausau; grandchildren, Nathan and Samuel Denzin of Lake Mills and Natalia Swatloski of Mosinee; step-children, Ted (Kim) Schurter and Paul Schurter of Wausau; siblings, Ruth Grewe of Michigan, Shirley Fritsche of Wausau and David Bockin of Mondovi; and many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In additon to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Colette Schurter.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Paid Obituary 80908