Arnold G. Taschler, 86, of Wausau, died Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 at North Central Health Care under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Arnold was born in the Town of Texas to Gustave and Hedwig (Sperling) Taschler on Nov. 23, 1924. He married Bernice Baur on July 2, 1947.
Arnold was a Flight Officer and served as Bombardier on a B24 in the Air Force during WWII. Through his lifetime, Arnold served his community through volunteer work. He served on the Board of Trustees at Zion Lutheran Church, was a Charter Member of the Town of Texas Lions Club, a Charter member of Wausau Area Builders Association and a member of the American Legion Post 10 for 54 years.
Arnold, known to many as "Arnie," worked hard to build the north end of Wausau. He was a general contractor and home builder and developed several sub-divisions in the area known as Riverview.
Arnold never lost his love of flying and continued this by purchasing his own Pipe Comanche Air Plane. To him, this was an experience of a lifetime. His other joys were his cottage in the north woods and his hobby of woodworking, where he made furniture for his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Bernice; son, Lynn (Cathy); daughter, Sharon (Gregg) Husband all of Wausau; 5 grandchildren, Andrew Taschler, Denver, Katie and Laurie Taschler, Wausau, Austin & Salen Husband, Wausau; sister, Louise Egan of Wausau; brother-in-law, Marvin (Sharon) Baur, Homer, Alaska.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday February 28, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 6th St. Wausau. Rev. Steven Gjerde will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Ministry Home Care Hospice, 2501 Main St. Suite A, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.