Marjorie “Marge” J. Crass

Marjorie “Marge” J. Crass, 81, of Medford, passed away, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford.

Marge was born on March 20, 1938 in Tomahawk to LaJoyce and Helen (Surdick) DuPlayee. She was a graduate of Tomahawk High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Crass Jr. on November 10, 1956 in Tomahawk. Arthur preceded her in death on February 21, 2015. Together, Marjorie and Arthur owned and operated dairy farms in Tomahawk and rural Medford. After retirement Marjorie worked at Crass Sawmill.

In her spare time Marge enjoyed bowling in the Women’s League and spending time with her pets and family, especially her grandchildren.

Marge is survived by her five children, Linda Brandner, Allen (Cindy) Crass, Karen (Mike) Bennett, Daniel (Stacey) Crass, and David (Anna Wildeman) Crass; 12 grandchildren, Damon (Sherry) Brandner, Doug (Kristi) Brandner, Kyle (Alyssa) Brandner, Jeff (Tonya) Crass, Jackie Crass, Madelyn and Katelyn Bennet, Jake (Callie) Crass, Jordan (Jenn) Crass, Josh (Brenda) Crass, and Sam and Theo Crass and many great- grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Cecilia “Bubbles” Sann and many other family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marge is preceded in death by her brothers, John, Kenneth, Harmon, and William DuPlayee.

A memorial service for Marjorie took place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home – Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation took place on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation in Marjorie’s name may be given to either the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association or Hope Hospice.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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