TOMAHAWK, IRMA - Marcus Wydeven, 50, was a nearly 20-year employee of the Lincoln County Highway Department. He was also a husband, son, father, brother, coworker, neighbor and friend, but he died Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while flagging traffic on Highway 17 in Merrill.
Wydeven is survived by his wife, sister, mother, son and two step-sons. Friends said he was soon going to be a grandfather.
"He was such a great person," said Kevin Koth, Wydeven's friend. "It's sad someone that young is taken away so quickly on a tragedy."