WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) - After nine long and difficult months, a central Wisconsin family is able to lay their murdered loved one to rest.
Kira Steger will be laid to rest close to where she grew up, in the Wausau area. The funeral will be at St. Mark’s Parish, a large Catholic church in Rothschild that is expected to be overflowing with her family, friends, and members of the community.
Visitation begins at 11:30 Saturday with the services an hour later. A procession will then take Kira to St. Michael’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the Steger family asks for memorials to be given to the Women’s Community, a Wausau based crisis shelter that helps victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Friday is Domestic Violence Awareness Day, and organizers have encouraged people to wear purple to raise awareness.