Obit: Pasholk, Ann (1934 - 2009)
Surnames: Pasholk, Steinwand, Will, Kasper,
Briggs, Woellner, Cram, Halver, Becker, Wagenaar,
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield,
Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Oct. 2009
Pasholk, Ann (15 Nov. 1934 - 12 Oct.
MERRILL -Ann (Steinwand) Pasholk, 74, of Merrill,
died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Saint Clare's Hospital in
She was born Nov. 15, 1934, to Herbert and
Margaret (Will) Steinwand. Ann was a 1952 graduate of Colby High
School. After graduating, she worked at the former Employers
Insurance in Wausau. She married Kenneth Pasholk on May 7, 1955,
and after the marriage she was a homemaker.
In 1959, they purchased The Jewel Box Jewelry
Store in Merrill. She and her husband owned and operated the store
until Ken's passing in 1974. After his death, she continued
operation until 1983. Ann later worked at Foxpoint in Merrill until
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic
Church, where she served as a reader, weekly adoration volunteer
and was a member of The Social Concerns Committee. She was also
involved in grief ministry, the prayer chain and the ride ministry.
Ann was a Good Samaritan volunteer helping in the gift shop and was
a co-chair of the bazaar. She was also a member of the Merrill
Historical Society. Ann had been actively involved in many
community clubs and associations throughout the years. She enjoyed
playing cards, being involved in three different bridge clubs. Ann
enjoyed traveling, spending time at her camper on Mayflower Lake,
going to the Merrill Concert Association events, and enjoying
Friday night fish fries with Eleanor Peterson. She especially
enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her five daughters, Kathy
(Gary) Kasper of Merrill, Kerry (Ronald) Briggs of Irma, Kelly
Pasholk of Taos, N.M., Kim (Keith) Woellner of Merrill and Kay
(Jason) Cram of Madison; one sister, Sandra (Halver) Becker of
Reedsville; eight grandchildren, Rene (Tim) Wagenaar, Sean Kasper,
Casey Briggs, Jessica Briggs, Michelle Briggs, Kenneth (Ashley)
Woellner, Kristine Woellner and Isaac Cram; and two
great-grandchildren, Parker Wagenaar and Connor
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her
husband, Ken; and her granddaughter, Karly.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. The Rev. Joseph Kleinheinz will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Monday, all at Waid Funeral Home, Merrill.
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