Obituary: Marie Gehrig
Marie Janet Gehrig, age 87 of Rhinelander, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Medford to Gilbert and Mary (Gallistel) Rhyner.
Marie is survived by her husband, Myron “Lou” Gehrig; her children, Brian (Nancy) Gehrig, Gwen Wanty, and Brock (Victoria) Gehrig; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; her sister, Norma (Mike) Grittner; brothers, Gordon (Irene) Rhyner, Alan (Dorothy) Rhyner, and Everett (Elizabeth) Rhyner; a brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Johnson; nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Johnson; an infant brother, Russell; and son-in-law, James Wanty Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Tupa officiating. Interment will follow in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. A memorial will be established in Marie’s name and any gifts may be directed to her family. (Carlson Funeral Home)