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Edward R. Gosse


Edward R. Gosse, age 90, of Owen, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Owen American Legion Post #123. Please join us for visitation from 9:30 AM until time of service Saturday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.


He was born on January 6, 1924 in the Township of Warner,WI, the son of Earnest and Mary (Henschel) Gosse. Ed attended Longwood Grade School and was a 1943 graduate of Owen High School. He was drafted into the US Army as a Private in March of 1943. His mother accepted his diploma from Owen High School that May in his absence. Like so many families he was one of 4 brothers who were serving their country during WW II. Edward began basic training at Camp Butner, North Carolina with the 78th Infantry Lightning Division, where he became a medic with the 310th Infantry Medical Detachment. When Germany invaded France, the 78th Division was stripped, leaving behind enough men to form another division. Edward was part of the later group which shipped out of Camp Kilmer, New Jersey in October of 1944. Edward was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on February 3, 1946. In addition to the Purple Heart medal received at the Battle of the Bulge, he received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon along with 3 Bronze Battle Stars and 2 Overseas Service Bars and the Good Conduct Medal.


Upon his return to the states he helped out on his parent’s farm. Edward married Frances Suda on May 8, 1948 and they raised 9 children on a dairy farm south of Longwood. He retired from farming in 1997. In addition to running a successful dairy operation, he served as the chairman for the Township of Longwood for 10 years and as a Clark County Supervisor for 8 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #238 in Greenwood and the Owen American Legion Post #123.


Edward enjoyed farming and gardening.


Ed will be sadly missed by his children; David (Vita) Gosse of Owen, Eddie (Connie) Gosse of Kenosha, Ronnie (Anne) Gosse of Marathon City, Judith (George) Mynatt of Green Valley, AZ, Cathy (Jay) Schaefer of Manchaca, TX, Nancy Gosse of Withee, Lisa Strathmann of Owen and Michael (Sara) Gosse of Merrill, grandchildren; Ryan Gosse, Alex’ Gosse, Zachary Schaefer, Brianna Schaefer, Amanda Martz, Devon Gosse, Erica Frey and Anthony Frey, great-grandchildren; Garrin Gosse, Raya Rose Gosse, Caleb Peterson and Cari Martz, son-in-law; Troy Frey, and brother; Lavern Gosse.


He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Cindy Frey, three brothers; Gerhardt Gosse, Harold Gosse and Sherman Gosse and three sisters; Margaret Wells, Adeline Niemi and Gertrude Kolpanen.


In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to the American Legion Post #238 of Greenwood or the Owen American Legion Post #123.
Family and friends may express condolences online at

Nioma A. Miskanis


Nioma A. Miskanis, age 83, of Owen, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A memorial service will be at 11:00AM Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. Reverend Tom Myhre will officiate. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from10:00AM until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Withee following the service.


Nioma was born February 24, 1931 in Thorp, WI to Peter and Houlda (Meyer) Turrene. She attended a catholic grade school in Chicago until eighth grade. Nioma did manufacture work and was a butcher’s assistant in Chicago. The former Nioma Turrene was united in marriage to Robert Miskanis on October 12, 1951 in Chicago, IL. Together the couple moved to a farm in the Town of Longwood, Clark County, near Owen in 1976 and farmed until 1998. Nioma enjoyed animals of all kinds, cooking and canning. Her home was always open to all and served as a refuge from the city for many family members. She was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee and its Ladies Aide.


She is lovingly survived by her five grandchildren; Robert (Beki) Miskanis of Chippewa Falls, Katy (Mike) Shoup of Marathon City, Sarah Miskanis of Marshfield, Laura (Doug) Arthur of Sheboygan and Amanda Miskanis of Stratford, her great-grandchildren; Logan, Sophia, Samuel and Brenna, daughter-in-law; Betsy (Brent) Shoup of Neillsville. She is further survived by her siblings; Glen Turrene, Bernice Turrene, Inez Haas and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.


Nioma is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Robert Miskanis , her three children; David, Keith and Debbie Miskanis and her siblings; Alice Gdula, Bud Turrene, Harvey Turrene, Violet Hendricks, Orma Lorbeck,Verna Grabowski, Erna Turrene, Frieda Dumalski and Louis Turrene.


The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to

Alfred "Bub" L. Clausnitzer




AGE: 88


ADDRESS: W5535 Gravel Road Medford Township of Little Black


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:03 A.M. Sunday, August 17, at Golden Living Center – Continental Manor in Abbotsford, where he had been a resident for the past 4 ½ years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 23, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery


VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 3, 1926 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools


MARRIAGE: July 1, 1950 to Donna J. Schoenberger in Vinton, Iowa


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Alfred served in the Army as a Military policeman for 2 years from 1948-1949. He was then employed at Hurd’s in Medford for 40 years until his retirement in 1990.


MEMBER OF: Lifelong member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, served on the Finance Committee for many years and was an usher for many more years.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donna J. Clausnitzer of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandi (Joe) Clausnitzer of Parker, CO and Perry (Corinne) Clausnitzer of Medford




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Doris Tacke and 2 Sisters-in-Law: Jane Clausnitzer and Viola Clausnitzer




BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Harold Clausnitzer in infancy, Otto Jr., Robert and David Clausnitzer, Leona Murray and Alda Frey


DECEASED FATHER: Otto Clausnitzer


DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Riechardt


HONORARY URNBEARERS: Grandchildren: Heather & Ryan Mravick, Jesse & Erin Clausnitzer Step Grandson: Jordan Reuden, Great Grandchildren: Cole & Kade Williams, Tasia Mravick & Aubree Clausnitzer


HONORARY URNBEARER: Great Grandson: Trey Williams


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Alfred’s name to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

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