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Robert Louis DeMario

WAUSAU, Wis. — Robert Louis DeMario, 66, of Wausau, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1954, to the late John and Esther (Wirtenen) DeMario. He met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Elaine Honkanen. They moved to Wausau right after Elaine graduated. On Sept. 22, 1973, they were married in Hurley. Bob worked for Kreger Bakery as a delivery man for more than 30 years before his retirement.

His hobbies included RC car racing, model trains, and gardening. Most important to Bob was his family and friends and of course his dogs. Elaine and Bob were huge supporters of the Humane Society of Marathon County and over the years they rescued several dogs through adoption.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, of 46 years, on Nov. 28, 2019; his parents; his siblings, Louis DeMario, James DeMario and Barbra DeMario Morgan.

He is survived by his siblings, John DeMario, Elizabeth DeMario Aijala, Richard DeMario, Mary Ann DeMario Hill and Laure DeMario Kreger.

Roberts wishes were that no services take place. Family and friends are asked to go to to leave online condolences and words of remembrance.