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Jacob Altenhofen

Jacob Altenhofen Jacob Altenhofen

Jacob “Jack” G. Altenhofen, 82, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

He was born June 25, 1937, in Marathon, son of the late Jacob and Victoria (Kohlbeck) Altenhofen. On May 9, 1964, he married Marion Corda in Wausau.

Jack served his country in the United States Air Force and before retirement worked for 36 years at Wisconsin Public Service as a substation electrician. He enjoyed gardening, growing pumpkins, making maple syrup and was also a master Sheepshead player. He was a “Jack-of-all-trades”, especially when it came to building things. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather who also had a great love for dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Altenhofen; children, Scott (Michelle), Daniel (Dana) and Glen (Natalie) Altenhofen; grandchildren, Kyle, Kate, Haylee, Hunter and Marlena Altenhofen; sister, Vicky (Ken) Petznick; many other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Ann; infant son, Ronald; twin brother, Jim Altenhofen; sister, Catherine Gassner; brothers, Roger and Charles Altenhofen; and David Kohlbeck.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Peterson/ Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier presided. Visitation was Wednesday from noon until the time of service, all at the Marathon funeral home. Private burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

The family would like to thank Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their assistance and compassion throughout the last several months.

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