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Faith A. Weix, 72, town of Pacific

June 19, 2017 GMT

Faith A. Weix, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home in the town of Pacific, surrounded by her loving family.

Faith was born on April 4, 1945, in Antigo, the daughter of Oscar and Virginia (Schmidt) Utnehmer. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and then married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Weix, on June 11, 1966, in Antigo. Together, Faith and Tom moved nine times and Faith always made a home, no matter where they were. She worked in data entry, cooked and volunteered at a Catholic school, including the Home and School Boards and playground duty. While living in Ashland, she worked with recovering alcoholics. She received her CNA license and was a caregiver for her mother, mother-in-law, father, grandmother and brother. Faith was a person who always put the needs of others first and family took priority over her own career.

She grew up riding and showing horses, trail riding, and was a member of the Triple R Riding Club. She raised springer spaniels with her father and husband, Tom. Faith’s hobbies included flower arranging, crafts, canning and, most of all, her grandchildren and newest great-grandchild were her most important hobby of all.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Weix of Portage; daughters, Heidi (Weix) Hauck of Weston, Amy (Keith) Hall of Portage; grandchildren, Kaite (Eliot) Waddell of Kronenwetter, Austin Hauck of Weston, Tanner Hall and Brandon Hall, both of Portage; great-grandson, Harvey Waddell of Kronenwetter; brother, John Utnehmer of King; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arthur Utnehmer; and sister, Barbara Leiterman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage, with the Rev.. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Inurnment will be private. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home (www.pmmfh.com) in Portage.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward a memorial that will be established in Faith’s name.

A special thank you to Agrace Hospice, Dr. Brenda Blohm, and all the family and friends who gave support through prayers, kind words, meals and hugs.