April 30, 2018 – Wausau, WI – Gregory L. Rosenthal, 43, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 27, 2018. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, son and brother. Greg worked tirelessly and passionately, serving others as a flight paramedic for 14 years, a job he loved to the end. For many years, he was a volunteer firefighter and first responder for the Kronenwetter Fire Department. Greg will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and we look forward to being reunited with him in Heaven.
He was born on October 11, 1974 and baptized on February 23, 1975. In May of 1988, Greg was confirmed in his faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Minocqua. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
In May of 1992, he graduated from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wisconsin. On September 8, 2000, he married the love of his life, Cathi Wilkening in Milwaukee and together had four beautiful children.
Among his favorite pastimes, he loved hunting and fishing with his children and riding his Harley Davidson.
Survivors include, his wife, Cathi Rosenthal and children, Tristan, Kaylen, Taylor and Hayden; his parents, Ernie and Diane Rosenthal; one brother, Special Forces Officer Sgt 1st Class Michael (Christiana) Rosenthal; father and mother-in-law, James and Mary Wilkening; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Rev. John Kuske will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Forest Garden Cemetery in Woodruff.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Nimsgern Funeral Home, Woodruff. Rev. John Kuske will officiate.
Greg had touched many lives as a paramedic and many will live on because of him.
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Howard Young Foundation, P.O. Box 470, Woodruff, WI 54568, for the families of the victims.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com