Margaretha A. "Grethie" Brubacher

Margaretha A. “Grethie” Brubacher,


Age 85, of Wausau formerly of Edgar went to be with her Lord, surrounded by her family on Monday, February 5, 2018 at The Bay at Colonial Manor in Wausau under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.


Her funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Community Bible Church in Stratford. Pastor William Burrows and Pastor Jim Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Fenwood cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday at the church in Stratford from 4PM until 7PM and again on Saturday at the church from 10AM until the time of services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to her grandsons.


Grethie was born on December 3, 1932 to Harold and Ethel (Norwood) Miller in Indiana. She graduated from Topeka, IN and received her teaching degree from UW Superior. On April 15, 1956 she was united in marriage to Sidney Brubacher Sr. Grethie and Sidney resided in Michigan before moving to Wisconsin where they dairy farmed. She was employed as a homemaker and taught third grade in Michigan and special education in Edgar, Stratford and Marathon.


Her hobbies included reading, sewing and most important to her spending time with her family and friends. She was known by many for her love for the Lord, her hospitality to everyone and her beautiful handmade doll clothes.  Grethie was a member of Community Bible Church in Stratford.


Grethie is survived by her children: Agnes (Charles) Cross of Middlebury, IN, Sidney (Jennifer) Brubacher Jr. of Wausau, Harold Brubacher of Abbotsford, Jon (Joann) Brubacher of Marathon, Carolyn (Jim) Brown of Eureka, MO, Rose (Mark Schultz) Ford of Merrill. She is further survived by her siblings Genie (Jese) Kehr, Eva (Chip) Burroway and Dan (Janell) Miller and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ethel; daughter in infancy Marilyn; brother William Miller and Sister Donna Yoder and daughter-in-law Helen Brubacher.


If desired memorials may be given in memory of Grethie to Jamaican Relief Ministries. 


Her arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home–Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.