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Wausau Tile founder Edward J. Creske worked to the end

Creske dead at 86

4:06 PM, Oct. 4, 2013
Edward Creske
Edward Creske
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Editor's note: This story has been updated for accuracy.

A person who gets off an airplane anywhere in the United States will come across a Wausau Tile product within 15 minutes of hitting the ground, company founder Edward J. Creske proudly liked to proclaim.

Creske, 86, died unexpectedly Wednesday at a hospital in Palm Springs, Calif. The Mosinee-area native started Wausau Tile in 1953 in a two-car garage. Today, Wausau Tile is a global leader in the precast industry, making everything from brick pavers and floor tiles to garbage cans and decorative fixtures used by some of the biggest ...

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