Marlowe M. Gaede 1936-2019

Marlowe M. Gaede

Marlowe M. Gaede, 83, of Withee, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee with Reverend Daniel Vang officiating. Family and friends are welcome from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church.
Marlowe was born on April 30, 1936, the son of Lester and Vollie (Schwerin) Gaede in Bremer County, Iowa. On July 11, 1954, Marlowe was united to Ruth Zabel in marriage. He worked as a carpenter, mechanic, truck driver, farmer and at Tombstone Pizza, where he retired from after ten years. Marlowe was a big NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed watching boxing, the Packers and the Vikings. He cherished his family and will greatly be missed.
Marlowe is survived by his wife, Ruth; seven children, Dean (Diane) Gaede of Neillsville, Verlaine (Scott) Wozniak and Teresa (Rick Edblom) Gaede, all of Withee, Vernon (Linda) Gaede of Chippewa Falls, Karen (Brian) Murphy of Portage, Brian Gaede of Owen and Valitha Gaede (Dewey Plamann) of Merrill; 22 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren with one on the way; 24 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Milton (Margie) and Perry (Stacey); five sisters, Marcella Zabel, Maxine Brocka, Phyllis Rodgers, Patricia Stangle and Paula (Daniel Love) Wehling; one sister-in-law, Lois Gaede; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
Marlowe was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Melvin and Phillip; one sister, Marlys; three children, Pamela (in infancy), Darrell and Jeffrey Gaede; four brothers-in-law; and one grandson, Ryc.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at

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