In loving memory of

Rayna Oesterreicher
April 15, 1977 - March 1, 2019

Rayna Oesterreicher, of Birnamwood, died unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2019, at home. She was 41 years old. She was born on April 15, 1977, in Antigo, a daughter of Richard and Jean (Hoffman) Koszarek of Antigo. She married Jeremy Oesterreicher on September 8, 2007, in Las Vegas. He survives.

She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1995 and attended North Central Technical College in Wausau earning an associates degree.

She was employed at Connexus Credit Union and East Bay in Wausau.

More recently Rayna worked as a data analyst for Wausau Insurance and United Medical Resources.

In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, making dog beds, dog coats and quilts.

She had a love for animals and volunteered doing home inspections for the placement of rescue dogs.

She will be missed by her three dogs who she cared for dearly: Lilly, Levi and Kayla.

Survivors including her husband and parents are two sisters, Nikole Koszarek, Eau Claire, Stefanie (Justin) Delfosse, Luxemburg; 5 nephews, Jameson, Preston and Cullen Delfosse, Brandon and Max Oesterreicher.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.


Becky Piette wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"I am so sad to hear that Rayna passed. I knew Rayna as a fellow employee at Connexus Credit Union. I loved talking "sewing shop" with her! My deepest condolences to Jeremy and her entire family."

Mary Burgoyne wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"I was shocked to learn of Rayna's passing. She and I worked together at Connexus. My sympathies go out to her family. "

Amy Augustyn wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"My deepest condolences to your entire family for your loss. I worked with Rayna at UHC for a just a short period, but in that time she truly made a difference. Her sense of humor, her wit and her willingness to lend a kind helping hand, will be greatly missed. I am glad I had the honor of working with her. So truly sorry for your loss. "

Sharon Stokesbary wrote on Mar 4, 2019:

"My deepest sympathies to Rayna's parents, husband and her entire family. We worked together at UHC. Rayna was always ready to lend a hand or help someone whenever she could, it didn't matter if it was her responsibility or not. I always admired her work ethic and enjoyed our chats about dogs, pets, terrible MN and WI weather and what ever else was on our minds. From reading the tributes, I see that Rayna holds a special place in many hearts. Peace to Rayna and all who have lost."

Ralph Alcaraz wrote on Mar 4, 2019:

"Rayna was my co-worker at UHC. We were a team of two. I will miss her support in my projects. Her ear to talk and complain our work projects, her wit and humor, her dog stories. I can't believe your gone. Although we communicated by phone, email, and IM, I will greatly miss you after all these years working with you."

Cheryl Hunter wrote on Mar 4, 2019:

"Rayna was like a daughter. Her and Jessi had a very special bond. I'll remember her with fondness, love and many memories. Jean, Dick and rest of the family, I send my sincerest sympathy at the lost of your daughter. She was much too young to go away, but God had other plans in place for her. May she rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord God. Good Bye dear Rayna--until we meet again. Love Cheryl Hunter"

patti ksionsk wrote on Mar 2, 2019:

" Rayna was once a free spirit that no one could tame, she had endless energy and love, when lupus took over she fought hard, continuing to share all she had left with loved ones, family and furry friends, she is free again and we have lost someone special"

Brooke Mcfadden wrote on Mar 2, 2019:

"She was such a sweet spirit, may she fly free."

Peggy Haley wrote on Mar 2, 2019:

"I was an online friend of Rayna's. She was one of the few people I wanted to meet in real life. Please take care of her dogs. They meant the world to her. I hope she finds peace."

Patti Wadzinski wrote on Mar 2, 2019:

"I was shockened and saddened to see that Rayna had passed! She and I worked together a few years ago at! Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. "

JESSICA HOLDAWAY wrote on Mar 2, 2019:

"My heart and soul are so broken! Rsyna and I have been friends (through thick and thin) since 5th grade! We even rented our 1st apartment together, miles from home! We have been looking forward to seeing each other once again at my April wedding! Jeremy, Jean, Rick and rest of the are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. Love to you all!"