A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at St. John Catholic Church in Marshfield, with the Rev. Samuel Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Milladore.
Visitation will be at Rembs Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass. A combined parish and Parish Council of Catholic Women Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be designated to the Marshfield Clinic Medical Research Foundations for lupus or heart research.
Condolences may be offered online at www.rembsfh.com.
Mrs. Wayerski was born July 1, 1931, in Blenker, a daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Palan) Brock. She attended schools in the Milladore-Auburndale area, graduating from Auburndale High School in 1949 as valedictorian of her class.
She attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse in 1952. She practiced her profession for 40 years in the operating room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and was instrumental in establishing neurological and open-heart programs. She held positions as staff nurse, head nurse and operating room supervisor, retiring in 1993 due to declining health.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Marshfield and most recently of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.
She had membership in the PCCW, Wisconsin Nurses Association and the National Association of Operating Room Nurses.
She was married to Robert Wayerski Oct. 15, 1953, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milladore. He died Feb. 20, 2006.
They spent 53 years together, making their home in Marshfield, Pittsville, Lake DuBay and Auburndale. She moved to Marshfield in 2003 and moved to Menomonie in December 2008 to live with her son David and daughter-in-law Nicki.
Survivors include three sons, Bruce (Theresa), Pittsville, and Gary and David (Nicki) Wayerski, both of Menomonie; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, Maragret Wojtalewicz, Marion Wojtalewicz and Theresa (Norbert) Strojny, all of Stevens Point, Delores (Ervin) Mews, Junction City, and Patricia Brock, Milladore; and one brother-in-law, James Wayerski, Stevens Point.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tony and Harland Brock; one sister, Lucille Voight; one infant sister, Delores Brock; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.