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Milton “Milt” J. Wisler

Milton “Milt” J. Wisler Milton “Milt” J. Wisler


fishing. He enjoyed a trout stream with Louie in the summer or a week in Canada with the “six”.

Milt was a long-standing member of Saint Anne’s Church where he volunteered in activities like the Lenten fish fries and men’s group. Milt was also active in retirement, always involved helping others with volunteering. He served 55 years with the Wausau Emergency Police achieving rank of lieutenant, in which he set one of the longest tenures. Besides activities such as Meals On Wheels, delivering Elks Club medical supplies, scoring numerous years at Marathon Trap Club, Aspirus EZ rider patient transport, his greatest passion was transporting hundreds of veterans to numerous appointments driving thousands of miles in the DAV van.

Milt is survived by his three children, Alan Wisler of Wausau, Dale (Lisa) Wisler of Atkinson, N.H. and Gwen (Paul) Wood of Mound, Minn.; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Rachel and Tommy.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to thank Aspirus Cardiovascular for their compassionate care.

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

Milt was born on Feb. 15, 1929, in Milwaukee, son of the late Milton and Louise (Dohrwardt) Wisler. At the age of 10, the family moved to Medford to start a dairy farm. On Oct. 17, 1953 he married Betty Dieringer in Stetsonville and she preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2017. From Sept. 17, 1951 until being honorably discharged on Sept. 17, 1953, Milton proudly served his country with the Army Field Forces, Board 4. He founded Northway Communications, initially running it out of his basement. Milt continued as president until his retirement in 1994. Besides being an accomplished wood carver, Milt’s passion was Paid Obituary 83533

Milton “Milt” J. Wisler, 90, of Wausau, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at St. Anne’s Parish in Wausau with Rev. Tom Lindner presiding. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau. Visitation was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.