Marie C. Riehle

Marie C. Riehle, 98, Athens, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital. 

She was born Nov. 25, 1924 in the town of Halsey, daughter of the late Leo and Rose (Salzman) Mallak. On Oct. 18, 1944, she married Lawrence P. Riehle at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2011.

Marie was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she volunteered for many church functions, was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and a Eucharistic Minister. Marie was a member of the Senior Citizens Club, the Forest View Card Club and the Homemaker’s Club. 

Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed making candy and other sweet treats at Christmas time, gardening, taking care of her family and friends and helping anyone in need whenever she could. 

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon (James “Mike”) LaPointe, Wausau; two grandchildren, Aimee Pritzl, Weston, and Michael (Cory) LaPointe, Weston; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katie and Benjamin Pritzl; two step-great-grandchildren, Rocky and Mari Rybarczyk; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Lawrence, she was preceded in death by her grandson-in-law, Patrick Pritzl; two sisters, Barbara Rauen and Rosella Silber; and seven brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Frank, Clarence, Leonard, Joseph and Raymond Mallak.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic School in memory of Marie.

Marie’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Country Terrace in Tomahawk for the staff’s compassionate care and assistance that was given to her during her stay with them.

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

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