Carla Drews, of Aniwa, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 60 years old. She was born on May 31, 1957 in Wausau, a daughter of Harold and Rita (Meilahn) Norton who reside in Wausau. She married James Drews on November 1, 1986 in the Town of Harrison. He survives.
She was a graduate of Wausau West High School with the class of 1975.
As a young lady Carla worked as a dental assistant prior to raising her daughters. She later worked in Antigo at Fittante Taxidermy, Draeger Chiropractic and Lakeside Pharmacy. Her work continued at Central Wisconsin Firearms in Wausau, Top Brass in Wittenberg and finally Menards in Antigo.
Carla was a volunteer First Responder for the Birnamwood Fire Department and later was a certified Emergency Medical Technician for Birnamwood and City of Antigo Fire Departments.
She was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a certified NRA Instructor.
She valued time spent with her grandchildren.
She took pride in living off the land by gardening, canning and hunting. She had a heart of gold which was shown by helping many rescued animals.
Survivors including her husband and parents are two daughters, Sarah (Craig) Hutchinson of Yuma, Arizona, Gretchen (David) Krueger of Antigo; two grandchildren Kyra and Reis Hutchinson; two sisters, Sheree (Mark) Schaefer of Wausau, Jaci Seliger of Marathon; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Stephen Paul, II and Robert Seliger.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services all at the funeral home.