Wausau veteran dies; was recipient of chair from officer

WAUSAU (WAOW) — A Wausau man who was the recipient of a new recliner, thanks to a Wausau Police Officer, has passed away.

It’s a story News 9 brought you last February.

Veteran Ron Barwick needed a new chair, but couldn’t afford it. Officer Jordan Gaiche stepped in and raised the money to get him a new one. The chair is essential to Ron’s life, as he battled health issues.

Barwick passed away last week. His visitation is scheduled for Wednesday.

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