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Norbert Fredrick Diedrich, 88, passed away on July 31, 2015 at the Golden Living Center of Abbotsford. Memorial services will be Thursday Aug 6, 2015 at 4:00PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, WI. Pastor Bruce Jahnke of the E Free Church will be officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by Colby VFW post #2227.

 

  Norb was born April 18, 1927 in Colby to Frederick & Lena Diedrich. He was raised and attended school in Colby. He joined the Navy and is a veteran of WWII and the Korean war. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Huber-Schmitt-Bruesewitz-Decker VFW Post 2227, served as commander from 1974 to 1977 and always enjoyed spending time with his friends there.

 

  Norb’s favorite hangout was Amber’s Café in Colby—owned by his granddaughter. He’d spend hours there most days visiting and joking with customers, just staying in touch with the townspeople.

He married Nettie Mae "Bunny" Correira Bunting on Oct 30, 1948 and together raised 6 children.

Norb was a truck driver—he drove truck in Milwaukee for many years, then for Schjoneman’s in Colby finally, semi-retired, he drove truck for Abbyland until he had to quit due to declining health.

 

  He is survived by three sons, Robert (Marcia) of Colby, Thomas (Terri) of Amherst, David (Darlene) of Colby; two daughters; Susan (Scott) Choitz of Colby, and Sandra (David) Witt of Colby. He is also survived by one brother, Carl (Nancy) of Tripoli; one sister, Dee Werlinger of West Allis; 14 grandchildren and15 great- grandchildren.

 

  Norbert was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife, Bunny; one son, James; brothers Harold & Fredrick; sister Joyce Moesch, and one grandson Ronald.

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Dolores "Dolo" Jean Stock, age 83, of Owen, left us July 31, 2015 in her home under the tender care of Hope Hospice, with her loving husband and 8 children by her side. Her family took care of Dolo during her battle with lung cancer.

 

  A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:00AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00AM until time of service on Tuesday at the church. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Dolo was born in Gary, IN on November 5, 1931 to John and Clara (Crystal) Slobodnik. In the mid 1940's her and her family moved to rural Withee. Dolo went to high school in Withee, where she met the love of her life, Herb Stock. They got married in 1950 at the Holy Rosary Church. Together they raised 8 children. She quilted, knitted, crocheted and sewed our clothes for us. Every summer she would make sure the station wagon was filled with food and goodies for the family camping trips.
Dolo had an adventurous spirit. She enjoyed everything; golfing, camping, hiking, gardening, dancing, singing in the choir, playing piano, playing Santa Claus at the nursing home, and volunteering for Christmas Tree Lane. She was full of life. She would do anything if she knew it would bring a person joy and happiness.

  Dolo is survived by her husband, Herb, and 8 children; Terri, Connie, Jacque, Toni, Casey, Kelly, Mike, and Bill. She will be missed dearly by her 10 grandchildren, 16 Great-grandchildren, and 1 Great-great-grandchild. Dolo is further survived by two brothers, Larry and Dick.

  She is proceeded in death by her parents, John and Clara.
Dolo will be remembered as a self-less, loving, and caring person. She brought sunshine wherever she went.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hope Hospice in Medford and Ministry Healthcare in Marshfield.

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JAMES “JIM” W. SMOLA

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: W238 County Highway M, Rib Lake; Township of Greenwood Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 A.M. Tuesday, July 28 at his residence

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood, Rib Lake where full military honors will be performed by the Rib Lake Military Honors Team

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 31 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1936 in the Township of Rietbrock, Marathon County

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: May 28, 1960 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Alice G. Scheithauer

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1959. After his return from the service Jim was a Heavy Equipment operator for various companies in the area for road construction for a number of years. They then owned a hobby farm in the Township of Greenwood and also owned and operated Smola Brother’s Logging with his brother, George and Smola Trucking until his retirement in 1998.  Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, dartball and meeting with his friends to play cribbage. He loved being outdoors, nature and wildlife. Most of all Jim enjoyed being with his family and attending and watching his grandchildren’s events.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake
Jim served on St. Peter’s Church Board, Township of Greenwood Board and Taylor Electric Board

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alice G. Smola of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Valerie (Joe) Sova of Medford, Linda (Chuck) Gelhaus of Medford, Daniel Smola of Rib Lake, Sharon (John) Johnas of Medford, Joanne (Monte) Loertscher of Medford, and James (Rachel) Smola of Stevens Point

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Ronald Joseph Smola on November 17, 1990
Grandson: Greggory Johnas in 1989
Son-In-Law: Randall Neumann in 1984

 

20 GRANDCHILDREN11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lorraine (Frank) Lugo of Athens, George (Janet) Smola Jr. of Athens, Edward (Carla) Smola of Athens and Jill (Allen) Lekies of Athens

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Smola Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara E. Smola (Maiden Name: Kropp)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Matthew Neumueller, Patrick and Gabriel Gelhaus, Blake Smola, Michael Johnas, Cole Loertscher and Ashton Smola

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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CHAD R. ROTHAMER

 

AGE: 29

 

ADDRESS: 763 Franklin St. Apt. 7 Linden, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:35 A.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Upland Hills Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 2, 1986 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Chad attended Medford Area Schools and was a 2004 Graduate of Medford High School. He was working on his Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Criminology at U.W. Platteville

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Chad moved to Platteville where he attended college for Forensic Criminolgy. Every year he would join his cousins for the family downhill skiing trip in Powderhorn and Whitecap in the U.P. He was an avid musician who played the trumpet in high school and taught himself how to play the guitar and drums. Chad enjoyed cooking, gardening, he loved spending time with his family and friends and he was a devoted father to his 3 children.

 

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Kellen Paynter of Linden

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Braelyn, Jordence & Bronx Rothamer of Linden

 

GRANDFATHER DECEASED: James “Slip” Motte

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shauna & Chelsea Rothamer of Medford

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Ryan (Special Friend: Pam Nelson)Rothamer & Lisa (Special Friend: John Tom) Motte all of Medford

 

SURVIVING GRANDPARENTS: Maternal: Rita “Mammer” Motte of Dorchester Paternal: Gene & Shirle Rothamer of Medford

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Chad’s family to be designated at a later date.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Marjorie C. Hansen, age 82, of Colby, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Stoney River Memory Care in Marshfield under the tender care of hospice with her loving family at her side.

 

  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

  Marjorie was born on December 22, 1932 to Myrtle (Schaefer) and Henry Braun, Spencer. She graduated with the Spencer High School Class of 1951. After high school she worked at Land O’ Lakes for 5 years. She married Raymond Hansen on March 13, 1954 in Unity, WI. She worked at the Golden Living Center in Abbotsford as a cook for 27 years.

 

  Marjorie was a fun loving and generous person who enjoyed crocheting and traveling around the countryside with her best friend. She was loved by any and all that met her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

 

  Marjorie is survived by her Best Friend, Norman Searer of Colby, her children, Garth Hansen of
Abbotsford, Patti (JoJo) Christophersen of Spencer, Thomas (Annette) Hansen of Marshfield, Stacy (Daniel) Otte of Waterloo, WI, and Julie (Kit) Martin of Noblesville, IN; two sisters: Susan Wozniak of Kronenwetter and Audrey Roselle of West Bend. She will be lovingly remembered by her Grandchildren: Meagan Ryan and Samantha Carol Otte, Emily Ray Christophersen, Curtis Hansen Martin, Hannah Annette and Olivia Marie Hansen, along with her Great-grandchildren: Isaac Raymond Montiel, Jaxon Daniel Otte and Lilly Sunshine Gladowski.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond Hansen in 1988, her son Michael Hansen in 2006, three sisters: Sandra (Braun) Ritter, Judy (Braun) Hansen and Shirley (Braun) Matheisen and a brother, Ronald Braun.

 

  Special thanks go out to Pastor Mark Neumann, the Staff and Aides at Stoney River Memory Care Center and Asera Hospice Home and Health Services for your kind words and care for mom.

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Deana Lee Witte, age 60, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Colonial Center in Colby, WI. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment will be held in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Friday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Deana was born on March 27, 1955, she is the daughter of Dean and Doris (Geiger) Witte. She attended and graduated from Colby High School. After high school she continued her education at Wausau Technical College. Deana worked for Data Flow for 35 years until her heart surgery in July of 2009.

 

  Deana is survived by her parents; Dean and Doris Witte of Colby, 2 sisters; Denise (Al) Bach of Dorchester and Donna (Wayne) Rau of Dorchester, 4 nephews; Preston Rau, Vince (Allison) Rau, Matt (Aimee) Bach, and Luke (Jess) Bach and 2 nieces; Maggie (Andrew) Geiger and Sarah (James) Kosmalski. Deana's cat, Duke will miss her greatly. She will sadly be missed by all her great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

  She was preceded in death by her sister Debra Witte (May 12, 1956) and her brother David Witte (January 23, 2007).

 

  A special thank you to the staff at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby for the wonderful care Deana received in the past 5 years. And also to the staff at The Colonial Center for being so kind and caring for Deana in her last days of her life.

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Dorothy Veronica LaCapro

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Our House Assisted Living, Saturday July 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM, surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.

 

VISITATION: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.DATE &

 

PLACE OF BIRTH: December 13, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Joseph James LaCapro, February 15, 1936 in Chicago, IL, who preceded her in death on July 16, 1936.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:She was a sales lady at Marshell Fields, a Red Cross Nurse’s Aide during World War II, worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary’s Hospital in Chicago and was a High School Teacher’s aide. After moving to Medford in 1971, she was active at Holy Rosary Church, with the hospital auxiliary, the Taylor County Commission on Aging and the city election board. Dorothy was a volunteer with the Red Cross, and Memorial Hospital in Medford. She helped teach Catechism at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing cards and gardening with her husband. She loved music and playing piano. She especially enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests at her home.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Patricia DeChatelets of Medford, WI.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, Parents, and Son in Law, Ronald De Chatelets.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: 5, Renee (Doug) Waterman of Appleton, Laura (Dan) Buser of Larsen, Joseph
( Eufemia) DeChatelets of Belvidere, IL, Denise (Scott) Blair of Seymour and Jeanette Dechatelets of St. Paul, MN.

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 STEP GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

DECEASED FATHER: Alexander John Grothman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Eleanor Tukowski

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dorothy may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

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DAVID M. VERDEGAN

 

AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: N1631 County Road G, Ogema, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 AM Thursday, July 23 at the residence of his mother in the Town of Ogema under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held

 

VISITATION: A memorial visitation will be scheduled at a later date

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1954 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Milwaukee; graduate of Milwaukee Boy’s Tech High School, Milwaukee

 

MARRIAGE: Previously married and later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: For the past 17 years he has worked as a truck driver most recently driving for Elite Trucking of Wausau. For a period of time, he owned/operated Whiskey River trucking while residing in the Ogema area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Tony Verdegan of Slinger, WI

 

SURVIVING MOTHER: Florence Johnson of Ogema

 

SURVIVING NIECES/NEPHEWS: Nephew - Neal (Shannon) Verdegan, Niece - Tracy Verdegan, Great-Niece: Taylor Marie Verdegan all of Milwaukee

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Verdegan

 

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Imogene Oberle, 97 of Gilman, passed away peacefully among family on July 20,

2015 at her daughter’s home. She was born on September 29, 1917 in the town of
Thorp the daughter of the late Warren and Euphemia (Smart) Baker. She attended
Stanley schools and graduated from Stanley High. She then became a teacher and
taught in a one room school house.
  On June 14, 1938 Imogene was united in marriage to Leo Oberle at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Stanley and they lived in the Thorp area. In 1944 they moved to
Gilman where they farmed until 1972 when they moved to the village of Gilman.
Imogene was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, was a member of the
Rosary Society, the women’s guild and taught CCD classes for many years. She
enjoyed playing cards and board games and taking bus trips.
  Imogene is survived by four sons, Richard, Earl (Terri), and Randall Oberle all of
Gilman, Bernard (Pat) Oberle of Cadott, eight daughters, Carol (Mel) Brenner of
North Liberty, Iowa, Arla (Robert) Rains of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Mary (Bill) Maurer and
Lois (Allen) Tietyen both of Milwaukee, Fran Prasnicki, Rita Liazuk and Donna (Tom)
Schmitt all of Gilman, Anita (James) Mnichowicz of Lublin, 33 grandchildren, 38 great
grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and one
sister, Margaret (Rueben) Schmidt of Phillips. She is further survived by many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Leo (1978),
her parents, two sons, Dennis and David and three grandchildren, Brian, Ann and
Nicole, one great grandchild, Doran, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Saints Peter & Paul
Catholic Church-Gilman. Father Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the
Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30AM Saturday until time of service.
Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

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LORRAYNE E. GASEK

 

AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: 1110 N. Division St. Colby WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:31 A.M. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Lorrayne’s request, no services will be held.

 

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1921 in Superior

 

MARRIAGE: March 17, 1940 in Medford to Edward J. Gasek and he preceded her in death

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they lived in various cities in Wisconsin until they settled in Medford in 2002. Lorrayne enjoyed plastic canvas, crocheting, playing cards, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Past member of Perkinstown Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Marcia (Mark) Krueger of Tomahawk and Kathleen M. Pernsteiner of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Victoria Sekey and Son-in-Law: Sylvester “Sy” Pernsteiner

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 6

 

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Corey Witte, Nicholas J. Pernsteiner & Paul PetersonSURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lowell (Betty) Clarke of Wisconsin/Florida, Brother-in-Law: Frank (Audrey) Gasek of Medford and Sister-in-Law: Lorraine Clarke of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert (Mae) Clarke, Alvin (Rosemary) Clarke, Harvey Clarke, Joy Clarke, Doris Clarke and Lois (Bill) Baars


DECEASED FATHER: Melvin L. Clarke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma D. Mille

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Lorrayne’s name to Ministry Home Care Hospice.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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ALICE ELIZABETH HEINDL

 

AGE: 98

 

ADDRESS: 725 East South Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Her residence, July 20, 2015, at 6:20 PM under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 PM, Friday July 24, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI

 

VISITATION: Friday July 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 16, 1916 in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Completed the 8th Grade at Pleasant Valley School and in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Eugene John Heindl on June 11, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1960.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Alice loved her flower gardens, and birdwatching. She had a love for animals, especially dogs. She worked as a Ward Clerk for Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home, and retired from there in 1986.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

**SURVIVED BY MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS, and had a huge heart for children.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George (Mary) Riegert, Clarence (Helen) Riegert, Frances (Ferdinand) Brandner, Helen (Frank) Hollman.

 

ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Longtime friend, Claire Zenner.

 

DECEASED NEPHEWS: Melvin Brandner, Norbert Brandner and James Hollman

 

DECEASED FATHER: Allen Riegert

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Louise Vogt

 

PALLBEARERS: Nieces and Nephews

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donations in honor of Alice may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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  Robert J. Wisniewski, age 76, of Maplehurst, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home.

  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, the Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club.

  Bob was born on February 18, 1939 in the Town of Maplehurst, the son of Lucien and Gabrielle (Kozinski) Wisniewski. He attended Withee schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. On December 27, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Darlene Krug at St. Stanislaus Rectory. He had lived in Maplehurst all his life.

  Bob worked for Budrus Feed Mill in Lublin, farmed in Maplehurst and was a CNA at Clark County Health Care Center, retiring at age 65. He was a member of the Lublin American Legion Post #547. Bob enjoyed reading, cooking, canning, puttering around the yard, "work hard, play hard", hunting, fishing and dancing. He loved having parties and hanging out with family and friends, cherished his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their events.

  Bob is survived by his wife, Darlene of Maplehurst; three children: Tammy (Dan) Goessl of Curtiss, Brian Wisniewski of Withee and Allen (Tara) Wisniewski of Withee; seven grandchildren: Jeremy, Russ, Jessica, Gabrielle, Abigail, Brady and Tia; two great-granddaughters: Evelyn and Alainna. He is further survived by five siblings: Bibian Witek of Lublin, Winnie Niznik of Lublin, Jean Lorenz of Thorp, Laurie (Joe) Mrozik of Wautoma and Ben (Cathy) Wisniewski of Thiensville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant children: Russell and Mary Kay; five siblings: Mitch Wisniewski, Geri Hamachek, Bill Wisniewski, Barbara Wisniewski and Dorothy Zakrzewicz.
 

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Estelle B. (Pagel) Laube age 90 recently passed away for complete obituary information click HERE

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  Elsie Mattila Schultz died in her sleep on July 20th at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. Elsie was born February 5, 1920 on a small farm in central Wisconsin (near Owen). Her parents, Victor and Selma Mattila, were born in Finland and came to the U.S. after they were married (early 1900s). Elsie was the second youngest of seven children (one boy and six girls) all born in the U.S. All of Elsie’s siblings and their spouses preceded her in death.

  The Mattila family spoke Finnish at home, but the children learned English at the one-room country school (Hoard Center) they attended. There were eight grades with one teacher and no indoor plumbing. Elsie and her siblings walked to grade school, and later to Owen High School (a distance of 3.5 miles each way). The family milked cows by hand, since they had no electricity.

In 1939, Elsie married a dairy farmer, Clarence (Clarry) Schultz from Curtiss, WI. They spent 61 years on their dairy farm until Clarry died in 2000. Elsie stayed on the farm until the summer of 2004 when she moved to River Falls. She resided at the Wellhaven Senior Apartments for 10 years. After a fall in February 2014, Elsie transitioned to the Lutheran Home. Both facilities were places that felt like home and provided her with new friends, memorable activities, and caring staff.

  Elsie attended college 30 years after graduating from high school. She received her degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Elsie worked as an Elementary Librarian in the Owen-Withee School District for 18 years.

  Her strong Christian faith and values were evident in her daily life and allowed her to remain positive, even in adversity. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, WI and attended Luther Memorial Church regularly after she moved to River Falls.

  Poetry was one of Elsie’s passions. She often wrote poems for special events, anniversaries, and birthdays. Elsie loved being asked to share her creations or recite a poem she had memorized in high school. She willingly recited her poems to others until her passing.Preparing and eating delicious food was a priority for Elsie. Guests never left Elsie’s kitchen until they had sampled everything she had on the table. She was best known for her brownies, apple pies, cinnamon rolls, jams and jellies, garlic dill pickles, apple sauce and more. The garden and apple orchard on the farm provided a bountiful harvest. Coffee with treats at mid-morning and before bedtime was a ritual on the farm.

  Elsie and Clarry had three children. Two sons, David Schultz (Alicia) Arnold, MD and Brian Schultz (Ellen) River Falls. Their only daughter, Diana (Schultz) Beardsley New Haven, CT died in March 2010.

Elsie is survived by five grandchildren: Catherine (Schultz) Wasiuta (Eric) Annapolis, MD, Daniel Schultz (Amanda) Davidsonville, MD, Christopher Beardsley (Allison Young) Brooklyn, NY, Todd Schultz (Kensey) River Falls, and Timothy Schultz (Nicole Gottleib) Chicago, IL. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren: Julianna and Kate Wasiuta, Tenley Schultz, and Owen Beardsley.

  While small in stature, she had a giant heart!

  Funeral services for Elsie will be at 11:00am, Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Dorchester, WI. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.
  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to The Lutheran Home, River Falls; 640 N. Main Street, River Falls, WI 54022; Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 420 S. 4th St., River Falls, WI 54022; or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 266 S. 3rd St., Dorchester, WI 54425

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI is assisting the family. 

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JERRY M. LEONHARDT

 

AGE: 40

 

ADDRESS: 125 N. 3rd Street Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:05 P.M. Saturday, July 18 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 22 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:40 A.M. Thursday, July 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1975 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 23, 1994 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Jennifer “Jenn” L. Noland

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In middle school Jerry started at Dave’s Showcase Furniture and Flooring in Medford and worked there until May 2015. He enjoyed Motorcross, hunting, fishing, driving his 1969 Superbee, and camping. Jerry loved being around family and friends, especially watching his children in their activities.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jennifer “Jenn” L. Leonhardt

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Wyatt (Naomi Hartl), Walker (Paige Hartl), Weston, Warryck and Zayleah Leonhardt all of Medford

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Waylon (Angela) Leonhardt of La Crosse

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Gary L. and Lucey J. (Maiden Name: Slachetka) Leonhardt of Medford
Maternal Grandparents: Stanley (Dorothy) Slachetka of Medford
Father and Mother-In-Law: Lee (Nancy) Noland of Medford
Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Laurie (Brian) Smedegard of Stevens Point, Mary (Roger) Clark of Greenwood, Indiana, Russell (Sandra) Noland of Irma and Randy (Heidi) Noland of Merrill
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Numerous Friends

 

PALLBEARERS: Erik Engel, Dale Neubauer, Paul Hanson, Butch Carstensen, Jack Kadlecek, Jake Emmerich and Pete Thums

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Jerry’s Wish @ Nicolet Bank 134 S. 8th Street Medford, Wisconsin 54451

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WARREN D. MYER

 

AGE: 65

 

ADDRESS: W16446 Sugarbush Dr. Armstrong Creek, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:55 A.M. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at North Country View E. assisted Living in Armstrong Creek

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Spirit Methodist Church in Spirit

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Debra Hastings of Spirit and Tomahawk Methodist Church

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1950 in Tomahawk

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Warren enjoyed living at home, visiting with his family and friends and spending time outdoors.Warren is survived by many cousins

 

DECEASED FATHER: Dennis L. Myer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Jessie E. Fickel

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
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EDNA A. SINGLETON

 

AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: 509 Lemke Ave. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 A.M. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living Center in Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Private Funeral Services were held at Hemer Funeral Homes in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery in Perkinstown

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 4, 1921 in Biron

 

EDUCATION: Edna attended Gilman Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: November 10, 1945 in Medford to Herbert E. Singleton and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1972

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage Edna and Herbert moved to Medford where she was a loving mother and homemaker for her four children. She enjoyed going to the senior center and taking a bus to bingo events.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Elsie Mesner of Medford, Irwin Singleton of Augusta and Harvey Singleton of Boulder Junction
Nephew: Wesley (Jean) Singleton of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Franklin G. Singleton on June 9, 1997

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Elmer Knoll and Florence Singleton

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank J. Knoll

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Francis Rokus

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made to Edna’s family to be designated at a later date
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  Arlene R. Webster, 83, of Gilman, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Cornell

Care Center under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on August 20,
1931 in the Lancaster area the daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth
(Orr) Wilcox. Arlene’s family moved to the Mt. Hope area when she was five
and she graduated from Mt. Hope High in 1949.
  She married Donald Webster on September 28, 1949 at the Little Brown
Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed in Grant County for seven years
before moving to the Webster home farm in Donald where they owned and
operated a dairy farm for the next 42 years. Arlene also graduated from the
Teacher’s College in Medford in 1967 and Mt. Senario College in Ladysmith
with her teaching Bachelor degree. She taught 3rd grade for 24 years at Lake
Holcombe elementary.
  Arlene traveled extensively taking 25 tours all around the world. She was a
longtime Sunday school teacher for Zion Lutheran Church, a member of the
Red Hat’s Society, the Garden Club and a volunteer at the Gilman library.
  Arlene also enjoyed her summers in Hayward, reading and puzzles.
  She is survived by her children, Linda (Pete) Hinzman of Menomonie, Doug
(Bev Karpinski) Webster of Gilman, Richard (Tammy) Webster of Cornell,
Dennis Webster of Gilman, Susan (Ted) Kotlowski of Hudson, Duane (Amy)
Webster of Ladysmith and Darlene (Jon) Shorougian of Waukesha, 20
grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren with one on the way, one brother, Ivan
Wilcox of Boscobel and many nieces and nephews. Arlene is preceded in
death by her husband, Donald, her parents, two grandsons, Kirby and Daniel
Webster, 3 brothers, Laverne, Francis and Leo Wilcox and one sister, Wilma
Waterman.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Zion Lutheran
Church-Gilman. Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from
4 until 8 PM on Sunday at the Gilman Funeral Home and Monday from 10AM
until time of service at the Church.

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KATHRYN “KATHY” I. DEML

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center 650 Pearl Street Rib Lake, WI; Former Medford Area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:25 A.M. Sunday, July 12 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 4 years and under the care of Asera Care Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be a 10:45 A.M. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Nancy Amacher

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1922 in the Town of Grover, Perkinstown

 

EDUCATION: Attended 1-8th Grade in Perkinstown and was a 1939 graduate of Hannibal High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 13, 1940 to LeRoy J. Deml in Medford and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1967

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: in 1944 Kathryn worked at Heimerels Variety Store for 8 years. In 1952 she worked for Olga’s Café for 4 years. 1956 worked at Milly’s Café and took over ownership in 1957 where Kathy owned and operated Milly’s for 4 years and in 1961 went into partnership with her mother for the following 4 years. In 1965 resumed single ownership of Milly’s for 2 years. In 1968 began working at the Memorial Nursing Home as a CNA, in 1982 transferred to Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper. Kathryn worked for 29.5 years between the Memorial Nursing Home and Memorial Hospital until her retirement on November 28, 1997. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Medford VFW, embroidering, making jam, canning, cleaning, making homemade donuts and cookies. Kathryn also loved cardinals and Red, White and Blue.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joan (Raymond) Diedrich of Athens, Melvin (Terry) Deml of Edgerton, Shirley (Ted) Kellnhofer of Medford and Mary Deml of Elk Grove, California

 

14 and 2 STEP GRANDCHILDREN

 

32 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

7 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Andrews of Necedah, Lucille Draeger of Medford, Ida Frahman of Muskego, Rita (Ken) Emmerich of Medford, Eleanor Olszewski of Cudahy and Carol Meyer of Westboro

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers: Donnie, Leroy, Melvin, Orland and Ernest Westrich Jr.

2 Sisters: Crystal Dziedzic and Christine Senski
3 Half Sisters: Iola Meyer, Marjorie Voneniem and Hazel Meyer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Westrich Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bessie M. Westrich (Maiden Name: Singleton)

 

PALLBEARERS: Rick and Eric Deml, Todd, Robbie and Craig Diedrich, Jody and Jeff Kellnhofer and Curt Sundin

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kathy’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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JOYCE P. SHANNON

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: 657 E. Taylor St. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:26 P.M. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab in Medford where she had resided for the past 8 months, surrounded by her loving family and recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1931 in Yakima, Washington

 

MARRIAGE: June 11, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Eldon E. Shannon Jr. and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1986

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Joyce worked for Gruener Bakery in Medford for 20+ years. She then worked for Hurd Millwork Corp. Office as a custodian for a number of years. Joyce was a caring babysitter for many local children. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, fishing, crafts, attending church and she was an avid Packer fan. Joyce loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Joan) Shannon, Danny (Joyce) Shannon & Pamela Shannon all of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Bonnie Shannon of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Vern Shannon in 2011

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Claudia (Bruce) Bennett of Duluth, Minnesota & Ada (Richard) Byram of North Carolina

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert LaCoursiere, Jean Stack & Lorraine Emerson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph J. LaCoursiere

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion J. Peppel

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Randy, Steve, David & Darby Shannon, Craig Lang, Bryan Thums & Jeff Yanko

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joyce’s family to be designated at a later date.
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Herman Rabska, age 95, of Owen, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2015 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover, WI. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery in the town of Hixon. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, the Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club. Family and friends are welcome 11:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Herman was born on August 31, 1919 in Withee, WI, to Richard and Emma Rabska. He grew up on the farm in Withee and attended a one room school house in Spring Valley.

 

In 1947, he married Dorothy Marking, and they made their life in Withee. They raised four children - Karen, Michael, Gregory, and Marlene (Molly). In 2007, they celebrated 61 years of marriage. Herman was a self-employed business man, owning and operating a gravel business, logging, the Rabska Coal Company and later the Rabska Fuel Company. Herman and Dorothy were active in the Withee community and they received Citizens of the Year in 1990. Herman served as Mayor of the Village of Withee for six years, delivered Meals on Wheels, and participated in the Lion's Club and American Legion.

 

Herman loved fishing, hunting, and playing baseball and softball. He loved the Brewers and Packers and at age 93, attended his first Brewer game. Family was most important to him, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa) Rabska of Amherst Junction, Cole Rabska (Melissa) of Cable, WI, Cody (Debbie) Rabska of Medford, WI, Kristi (Brendan) Noonan of Chicago, IL, Megan (Matt) Ward of Milwaukee, WI, David Kitze of Denver, CO, Erica Kitze of Denver, CO, and Brooklyn (Mathew) Bulf of Minneapolis, MN. He is further survived by his four children Karen (Mike) Kitze, Gregory (Candace) Rabska, Michael Rabska, and Molly Emmerich; his three great-grandchildren, Cali, Max(Megan) and Courtlyn (Kevin) and his two brothers, Lester of Wisconsin Rapids, and Roger of Milwaukee.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; Richard and Emma, his wife; Dorothy, his sister Florence Peterson and his brother Howard Rabska.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Honor Flight and Ministry Home Care Hospice.
 

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Dawn M. Olson, 54, Wausau died Saturday, July 4, 2015 surrounded by loving family and friends at Aspirus Wausau Hospital which she was admitted to that day.

 

She was born June 8, 1961 Memorial Hospital in Medford, daughter of Eugene and Judy (Brink) Olson, Medford.

 

Dawn graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1979. She continued her education at North Central Technical College in Wausau receiving an Associate Degree in Accounting. She moved to Wausau and worked for Service Master, Lutheran Social Services, Marathon County Social Services and Community Care Connections of Wisconsin. While working she earned her Bachelor Degree in Human Services graduating from Upper Iowa University in 1999. Dawn always enjoyed sports. She played softball, golf, and volleyball. She loved watching and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badger football teams.

 

Dawn is survived by her parents Eugene and Judy Olson, Medford, her sister, Robin (Byron) Mallo, Medford, her brother, Scott (Liz) Olson, Medford, one niece, Ryann Mallo, and two nephews, Brandon Mallo and Zach Olson and special friends, Jackie Feck and Lois Hettinga, both of Wausau,.

 

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The Rev. Joy Nelson Jeffers will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com 

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JANICE B. VAN WINKLE, age 89, of Withee, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield. There will be no services held.

 

Janice Blythe Cowley was born on May 6, 1926 in Racine, WI, the daughter of Leo and Hazel (Blythe) Cowley. She was raised near Burlington, WI and graduated from Burlington High School in 1944. Jan then went on and completed 4 years at Carroll College. She was united in marriage to William Van Winkle on May 26, 1949. They owned and operated Rip's Round Up Bar in Withee. After they divorced, Jan renamed the bar, Black River Jan's, which she operated for a few more years. She resided in Thorp at the time of her death.

 

Jan had many interests, but especially enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword puzzles and reading. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

 

She is survived by 3 sons: William (Sandra) Van Winkle of Glendale, AZ, James (Denise) Van Winkle of Scottsdale, AZ, Rory (Lynn) Van Winkle of Withee, WI; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister; Joy (Alex) Bolyanatz of Sun City West, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters: Marge Luebbers and Betty Guarino.
 

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JEROME VINCENT BACH       

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS:  N 3282 Woodland Road, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Aspirus Care & Rehab Center, 5:05 A.M., Thursday, July 2, 2015, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES:  11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Phil Jusa & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT:     St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Black, WI

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday July 8, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 13, 1925 in Little Black, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Joanne Marie Seidel on July 24, 1957 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, WI.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jerome worked as a farmer in Nebraska and the Dakotas. After marrying Joanne, he moved back to Medford and began working as a carpenter and roofer.

 

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joanne Marie (Seidel) Bach

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Paul (Mary Kay) Bach, Jr. of Colby, WI, Sister; Olivia Venne of Milwaukee, WI.

AND SEVERAL SURVIVING  NIECES AND NEPHEWS

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Elizabeth Heier and  Brother: Bernard Bach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Paul Bach

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Jackel

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In honor of Jerome, memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

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HARRIET I. VIRCKS

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS:  408 E. Linden St. Abbotsford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:43 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Golden Living Continental Manor in Abbotsford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of the Ministry Home Care Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

 

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT:     Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville

 

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1922 in the Township of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Harriet attended Lawndale School in Little Black

 

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1942 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville Harriet married the love of her life, Arthur “Bud” C. Vircks and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1976

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Harriet moved to Chicago, IL where she worked at a munitions factory during WWII. After their marriage they bought a farm west of Stetsonville where they farmed for 34 years. She moved to Abbotsford in 1990. Harriet worked at the Medford Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide for a number of years. She then worked at the Taylor County Human Services until her retirement in 1991. Harriet was a loving mother to 8 children and 5 foster children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, baking, playing cards with her friends, whittling, telling stories, bird watching and she loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF:  Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post#519 and past member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karleen (Michael) Langer of Barrington, IL, Kristin Brunner of Abbotsford, WI, Brian (Mardel) Vircks of Phoenix, AZ, Kaye (Michael) Gerber of Sun Prairie, WI, Boyd (Diane) Vircks of Colfax, WI, Kari Draeger of Medford, WI and Berle (Sylvia) Vircks of Cortland, OH.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Barton C. Vircks

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:   18       GR-GRANDCHILDREN:    33        GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  2

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Lois Neibacher of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Otto & Clyde Berry and Helen Winchell

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Berry     

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara A. Nelson

 

PALLBEARERS: Lincoln, Patrick & Charlie Vircks, Beth Spina, Matt Brunner, Holly Draeger-Untiedt and Christopher Gerber

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harriet’s name to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway
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JOHN A. GRINKER

 

AGE:  83

ADDRESS:  Our House  1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford; City of Medford resident; Former Township of Little Black Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:05 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per John’s request no services will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 31, 1932 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION:  Attended Lawndale Grade School in Dorchester and a 1949 Graduate of Dorchester High School

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John was a truck driver, asphalt plant tree service and a mechanic. During the time of employment in the tree service in Oregon he was drafted into the war. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from January 23, 1952 – December 24, 1953. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. John also enjoyed playing the concertina.

 

MEMBER OF:  NRA

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: George (Joanne) Grinker of Brookfield, Don (Elizabeth) Grinker of Milwaukee, Pat (Alden) Hamm of Dorchester, Joe (Sandy) Grinker of Oak Creek and Richard (Jackie) Grinker of Dorchester
Sisters-In-Law: Dorothy Grinker of Dorchester, Joyce Grinker of Owen and Kathy Grinker-Owens of Greendale

 

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Bob Grinker, Betty Gall, William Grinker and Thomas Grinker

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles J. Grinker

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara V. Grinker (Maiden Name: Peissig)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and ib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

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GERTRUDE “GERTIE” S. VETTER


AGE:  100 

 

ADDRESS:  Country Gardens  635 W. Cedar Street Medford; City of Medford Resident; Former Fond du Lac area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:35 A.M. Saturday, June 27 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Krueger, Rev. Joshua Krieger and Rev. James Babler

 

INTERMENT:  5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Town of Forest Cemetery, Fond du Lac

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 2, 1914 in Freedom, Wisconsin

 

EDUCATION: Gertie attended schools where her father was a Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Freedom, then Kenosha and finally rural Fond du Lac. She attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy during her high school years.

 

MARRIAGE: May 26, 1933 to Wilbur J. Vetter and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1988

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: The couple farmed with Wilbur’s parents. Later they sold the farm and moved to Fond du Lac where Gertrude began a career at Sears in Management where she remained until her retirement. Much of Gertie’s life was devoted to family. In addition to working full time, she enjoyed sewing nearly all her own clothes and those of her family, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings. After Wilbur’s retirement they traveled extensively, including four trips to Germany and five to Hawaii. She was also an extensive letter writer.

 

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

Past Member: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton

 

SURVIVING SON-IN-LAW: LaWellyn (Yolanda) Tesch of Appleton

 

DECEASED DAUGHTER: Janet V. Tesch on October 29, 2001

 

GRANDSON: Dean(Debra) Tesch of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Lorraine LaRonge of Fond du Lac

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gerhardt Rolloff, Earl Rolloff and Elda Ruth Kopitzke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Emil D. Rolloff

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Rolloff (Maiden Name: Plamann)

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family that will be designated to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford, Wisconsin and Zion Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Wisconsin
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Harold LeRoy Oehler, 89, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born May 5, 1926, to Dewey and Sophie (Jacobs) Oehler. He married Margaret Strunk on May 28, 1946. Harold proudly served his country in the United State Navy as an Electrician’s Mate on the USS Piedmont in WWII from 1943 – 1946.

 

Harold and Margaret farmed in the Town of Holton for 46 years. Harold served on many cooperative boards, cemetery board and held several church offices.

 

He is survived by his wife Margaret, Doug (Janice) Oehler, Cheri (Dave) Baker, Kevin (Mary) Oehler, Kelley (Katie) Oehler, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Jim and Gary (Paula) and 3 sisters, Marcella (Bob) Bredlau, Leora (Jim) Reynolds and Nelrose Carpenter.

 

He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd and his parents Dewey and Sophie.

 

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Medford. Pastor Kim Swenson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Interment at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors will be provided by the Colby VFW post #2227. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to a memorial fund for Harold established at Bethany Baptist church.

 

The family would like to thank Lakeview Heights Legacy for the loving care given to Harold and his family over the years.

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Joann T. Kieser, age 84, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at 7:44 AM. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Joann was born October 12, 1930 in Wauwatosa, the daughter of Harley and Cora (Raasch) Voigt. She was united in marriage to Donald Kieser on July 17, 1954 in Wauwatosa. They moved to Athens and then lived the last 55 years in Abbotsford. Joann worked briefly as a substitute teacher and at Abby Cafe but mostly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

 

She was an avid reader, played the violin and loved music, enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a pet lover. Joann was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, and taught Sunday School for many years.

 

Joann is survived by her husband, Donald of 60 years; five children: Geoffrey (Ann) of Fayetteville, NC, Coralee (Patrick) Ellenbecker of Owen, Lori Leichtman of Abbotsford, Don (Paula) of Unity and Michael (Amy) of West Bend; 16 grandchildren: Robin, Angie, Geoff, Tristan, Leslie, Nita, Doug, Lora, Jenny, Brian, Seth, Molly, Maggie, Alex, Ethan and Maddie; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her two sisters: Lois Stockey of Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada and her twin sister, Joyce (Burton) Erenz of Greenfield; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Quade.

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Lisa Jean Higgins, age 48, of Washburn, passed away, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her home. She was born March 21, 1967 in Superior, the daughter of Richard and Irene (Steen) Higgins.

 

Lisa attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Medford Senior High in 1985. She worked various jobs following high school, including being a nanny in Washington DC and working as a waitress for several years. She moved to Washburn and has lived there for the last 20 years.

 

Lisa enjoyed reading, dancing and taking care of her dogs and cats. She volunteered at the Thrift Store in Washburn. She loved living by Lake Superior and calling and visiting with her family.

 

She is survived by her parents, Richard and Irene Higgins of Medford; brother, Duane "Red" (Lisa Marie) Higgins of Medford; 3 children, Hethar (Brian) Schaaf of Marshfield, Lucas Higgins of Medford and Cheyenne Higgins of Augusta; grandson, Shane Schaaf; niece Crystal (Mike) Schaaf; nephew, Jason (Maya) Higgins; great-nieces and nephews, Mariah Schaaf, Riley Higgins and Jayce Higgins; and her dog, Budd.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Holy Rosary Catholic cemetery in Molitor, Wisconsin with Pastor Randal Jeppessen officiating.

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LADDIE J. VLCEK

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens, 635 W. Cedar, Medford; A former Westboro & Ogema area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:44 AM Saturday, October 18 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 ½ weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home-Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Don Rhody

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1928 at Westboro, WI

 

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary and was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 12, 1950 at Milwaukee to Ida Mae Soderstrom and she preceded him in death March 17, 2011

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran achieving the rank of Sergeant having served from May of 1946 to Nov. of 1947. After the military, he resided in Phillips and worked at Flambeau Milling for a period of time. In 1958 they moved to Ogema where he began his career with the US Postal Service for the next 30 years working as a clerk and later postmaster until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church where he had served on various groups including Deacon & Financial Secretary;
Past member of the Ogema Lions Club, and the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Brien (Kate Carollo) Vlcek of Seattle, WI & Bruce Vlcek of New Bedford, MA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Elizabeth (Dan) Duryea of Bellevue, WA, Laura (Courtney) Taylor, Allison Vlcek & Kevin Vlcek all of Seattle, WA GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joseph, Rudy & Frank Vlcek; Sisters – Martha Look & Helen Axlerod

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Vlcek

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Simek

 

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JOHN “JACK” F. HUSS

 

AGE:  70 

 

ADDRESS:  Township of Westboro Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  12:50 A.M. Thursday, June 18 at his residence

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Jack’s request no services will be held at this time

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1944 in Freeport, Illinois

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Huss

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Rose Huss (Maiden Name: Feeney)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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RICHARD "JIM" J. WRIGHT Sr.  


AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS:  N5055 County Rd E Medford, WI           Township of Molitor resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  11:30 P.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 after a long battle with a rare degenerative brain disease at his residence where he was surrounded by his loved ones and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1937 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Graduate of the Tool & Die Program from Milwaukee Area Technical College


MARRIAGE: 1st: on July 26, 1958 in Neshkoro to Bonita M. Stanke and they were later divorced. 2nd: On June 15, 1979 in Fond du Lac to Barbara J. (Anzia) Bruggink and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Richard served in the Wisconsin National Guard at Fort McCoy. After high school, he attended MATC’s Tool & Die Maker Program. He then worked at Wells Manufacturing Company in Fon du Lac. Richard then moved to Medford in 1981 and worked for Phillips Plastics as a tool, die and mold maker. He later became a project engineer for Fiskars in Wausau where he retired from in 2000. In his retirement, he did consulting work for several companies. Richard enjoyed golfing, sailing, canoeing, traveling, carpentry, history, the Green Bay Packers, and he loved spending time with his family.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Barbara J. Wright of the Township of Molitor

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mark) Scheer of Oshkosh, Ramona (Craig) Geib of Van Dyne, Richard Jr. (Joan) Wright of Menasha, Cathy (Richard) Circo of Fond du Lac, Christopher (Patti) Bruggink of Medford, Michael Bruggink of Tomahawk and 1 spoiled black cat “Baby”


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:       13   GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 19          

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lyda Detert of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth Lampien of Seaside, OR Sister-in-Law: Kathryn Richison of Athelstane Brothers-in-Law: Michael (Sandy) Anzia of West Bend & Paul (Judy) Anzia of Belgium

Richard is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers

DECEASED FATHER: Harley O. Wright       DECEASED MOTHER: Sophia B. Reinertson

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Richard's name to Hope Hospice or to his family to be designated at a later date.

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RUSSELL FRANCIS WUDI  

 

AGE:  63

 

ADDRESS:  N 8222 Surek Road, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  His residence, June 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon, Saturday June 20, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, WI.

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher

 

VISITATION:  10:00 AM until 11:45 AM, Saturday June 20, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 26, 1952 in Rib Lake, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Rib Lake High School.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Russell was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Ameriflex, which was based in Corona, CA. He then went on to own Russ’s Coin Shop and the Rib Lake Bakery. Russell served in the United States Marine Corps, as an Electrician on the C-130 cargo aircraft. He had a passion for coins, and enjoyed exploring the history of Rib Lake. Russ was a true outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing and hunting. He loved his family and grandchildren, and will always be remembered for his heart of gold.

 

MEMBER OF:  Rib Lake Financial Board

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael “Suzy” Wudi of Rib Lake, Nora (Matty) Howitt of Long Beach, CA, and Ellen (Paul) Mitnick of Redding, PA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Wayne (Pat) Wudi of Chicago, IL

 

SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS PRECEDE HIM IN DEATH.

 

DECEASED FATHER:  Anton Wudi    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Christina (Pagel) Wudi

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JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” W. SAPETTA

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:20 PM Thursday, June 11 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Sunday, June 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford on Monday, June 15 @ 12:15 PM

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 1 PM until the time of services at 2 PM on Sunday, June 14

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 15, 1915 in the Township of MaplehurstEDUCATION: Redville School – Township of Maplehurst

 

MARRIAGE: Never Married

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she moved to Chicago, IL in 1933. She worked as a housekeeper for a period of time. Then she worked for Johnson & Johnson Surgical Co. for 38 years until retirement in 1977. She moved to Medford in April of 1981. She enjoyed bowling, shopping, traveling, country music, polkas, waltzes, Liberace, bingo, birds, table games & was a fun loving person.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Louise Parnewicz of Withee & Ann (Dick) Irwin of Viejo, CA
Brothers – Danny (Peggy) Castro of Seal Beach, CA & Lewis (Betty) Castro of Columbia City, OR

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Gelhaus, Wanda Bochnia & Alfred Castro

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edmund Sapetta

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Kowalewski

 

PALLBEARERS: Nephews

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many nieces & nephews
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Floyd M. Juedes, 66, of Dorchester, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 19 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester where there will be a Rosary Service at 4:00 and on Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of service at the church. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

 

Floyd was born August 17, 1947 in the Town of Holton to Melvin and Ruth (Umlauft) Juedes. He attended Draper Grade School, St. Louis Catholic School and was a 1967 graduate of Colby High School. Floyd was a dairy farmer on a century farm and raised pheasants. He stocked his private pond with game fish and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

 

Floyd donated land to the Dorchester Sportsmen's Club (of which he was a member) to establish a trap shooting range. He also shot trap in Thorp and at Sparky's Sport Shop in Colby. He was known to be a remarkable shot.

 

Floyd enjoyed playing cards at the VFW in Colby on Sunday afternoons as well as other locations in Athens, Stetsonville and Medford. He also enjoyed playing pool, dice and watching the Green Bay Packers with friends. Floyd also enjoyed hunting deer with his Dad, uncles, cousins and hunting buddies.

 

An avid bowler, Floyd bowled in Dorchester for Maurina Funeral Home and in Abbotsford for Wickersham Jewelers. During the last few years, Floyd had the privilege of being a passenger on his friend's (Ray Wehe) tractor/wagon rides that he truly enjoyed.

 

Floyd is survived by his sister, Karen (John) Danen of Farmington, MN; nephew, Kevin of Lakeville, MN; niece, Suzanne (Sean) Hanrahan and great-nephew, Donovan Hanrahan, 5 1/2 years old of Lakeview, MN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin (2003) and Ruth (2014).

 

Floyd's loving spirit for people, especially children, will continue on, as he gave the gift of life by tissue donation through RTI Donor Services and the Lions Eye Bank of WI in partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

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JOSEPH “JOE” L. MATTSON

 

AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: Neenah, Wisconsin

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:40 A.M. Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs of United Church of Christ

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1953 in Milwaukee

 

EDUCATION: Joe graduated from Menominee Falls North High school and attended college at U.W. Whitewater

 

MARRIAGE: August 31, 1985 in a barn in Appleton to Mary B. Cihasky and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Joe worked for the laundry industry for over 26 years at ITU in New Berlin. He then transferred to Neenah where he married the love of his life, Mary Cihasky. Joe found his final calling at C.R.I. Recycling in Woodville where he was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards at Gords with his buddies, fishing, working on the family cabin, and he loved playing with his nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary B. Mattson

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 four-legged kids: Parker & Mattie

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sue (Bill) Frodl of Brookfield, Jimmy Mattson of Oshkosh, Sally (Ken) Bowers of Winneconne, Tim (Ann) Mattson of Appleton, Ron Mattson of Brokaw, Don (Beckah) Mattson of Hastings, MN & Sherri (Mike) Minta of Suamico

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Daniel Mattson

 

Joe is further survived by many Nieces & Nephews of whom he played a strong leadership role in their lives.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph L. Mattson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Carol A. Harter

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joe’s name to the Disabled Veterans or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Thelma M. Volger, Ph.D., passed away on June 2, 2015, at 98 years of age, in Medford, WI, where she was a resident of Aspirus Care & Rehab for the last several years. Born on December 21, 1916, Dr. Volger was the daughter of Muscatine, Iowa, residents Charles A. and Clara E. (nee Schwab) Henderson and sister to Merle C. Henderson. Thelma’s passions for music and teaching were fundamental to her life. Her musical accomplishments included: composing original music for plays, hymns and a wedding mass; hosting the Children’s Hour on KWPC; choir director; accomplished pianist and organist; earning her Ph.D. in music at the University of Iowa; professor with SUNY – Buffalo, Graylands Teachers College and the University of Western Australia; and founding and directing the Ankeny Academy of Music. Her research in the United States and Australia led to the development of the Language Delay Replication Project where she investigated the use of musical tones and rhythm patterns to help create language for children with autism. The study was featured in a documentary produced by Iowa Public Television. Thelma also loved flower and herb gardening, bird watching and was an avid reader.

 

Dr. Thelma Volger is survived by 3 daughters, Mary Eichlin, Thelma Winchell and her husband Robert Winchell, D.O., and Helen Volger and her husband Paul Weitzel, and 1 son, George Volger and his wife Patricia Volger. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, her former husband, George J. Volger, 1 daughter, Dorothy, 2 granddaughters and 1 great-granddaughter.

 

The family will hold a memorial service in Iowa at a future date.

 

As a tribute, a practice room in the future University of Iowa School of Music will be named in Dr. Volger’s memory. If desired, a tax deductible donation may be made to the University of Iowa Foundation. Donations may be made online at https://www.givetoiowa.org/music selecting the Fund for Rebuilding the School of Music Building, or a check may be sent to The University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Kindly note that any donation is in memory of Thelma M. Volger, Ph.D.

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JOHN B. RUMLER    

AGE:  69


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Pronounced at 12:40 P.M Thursday, October 15, 2014 at his residence in the Township of Rib Lake


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake


OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher


INTERMENT:     Lakeview Cemetery


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 6, 1945 in Milwaukee


EDUCATION: He attended Milwaukee Area Schools


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Karen DePas


DECEASED FATHER:   Bernard Peter Rumler   

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Vivian D. Rumler

 

Donations can be made to Taylor County Humane Society in John's name.
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Margaret M. Klewicki, age 97, of Fond du Lac formerly of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Saint Francis Home in Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Margaret was born on July 8, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Grajek) Budrus in Lublin, WI. She attended grade school in Lublin and was a graduate of Owen High School. She furthered her education at the Taylor County Teachers College in Medford, WI.

 

Margaret was joined in marriage to Edwin J. Klewicki on March 30, 1940 at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.

 

Margaret was proud to be a teacher and taught in Taylor and Clark County schools for 18 years. She very much enjoyed quilting, and handmade projects. Gardening was very important to her and she always had a beautiful garden. Margaret was also an avid coin collector.

 

Margaret is survived by her children: Kenneth J. (Sharon) Klewicki of Fond du Lac and Susan (George F.) Shaffer Sr. of Wausau, 8 grandchildren: Scott & Ann Marie (Nevalainen) Klewicki, Joseph & Tanae (Geisler) Klewicki, Amy Klewicki, Ryan & Cherie (Flanders) Klewicki, Karrie & Dan Edelman, Karla & Tim Builer, Kammi & Steve Norrington and Paul & Robin (Franks) Kordus. 13great-grandchildren, 3 step great-grandchildren, brothers and sister: George (Bernice) Budrus, Marcella Budrus and Edward Budrus.

 

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Edwin on October 7, 1995, her sister; Agnes Gryczkowski and sister-in law; Wanda Budrus.

 

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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DELORES M. HENRICHS

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford; A former Stetsonville area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:46 AM Tuesday, June 2 at Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford where she had resided for the past 7 1/2 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon Tuesday, June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati

 

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery – Township of Little Black

 

VISITATION: 10:30 AM until the time of services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 4, 1933 at the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: St. Louis Catholic School – Dorchester, Stetsonville Elementary School & was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 11, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Nicholas “Nick” J. Henrichs and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked for many years as a clerk & manager at Hoffman’s Ben Franklin in Medford until ill health forced her retirement. She enjoyed the Willow Lake cabin, snowmobiling, fishing, gardening, cooking & baking (especially her cherry, blueberry & raison pretzel).

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville; Catholic Knights; Catholic Order of Foresters; St. Elizabeth Altar Society

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Pat (Judy) & Tom (Renee) Henrichs both of Stetsonville, Mark (J.J.) Henrichs of Stevens Point, Gary (Cathy) Henrichs of Athens

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Arlene Handel of Medford & Mike “Minnows” (Kathy) Danen of Stetsonville

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Norman Danen

 

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence Danen

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Schaefer

 

PALLBEARERS: Paul, Austin & Nash Henrichs, Gerry Larson, Josh Brandner & Wes Hebert

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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LEONA ESTHER MEYER

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: 135 South Gibson St., Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspris Care and Rehab, May 30, 2015, 7:30 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1931, Rib Lake, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Leon C. Meyer, June 16, 1973 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Leona worked for Gruener Bakery on Main Street in Medford. She enjoyed completing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, and had a passion for pets; especially her cats and dogs. Leona and Leon enjoyed traveling and visiting different casinos. She always enjoyed watching the squirrels in her backyard, make their way up her birdfeeders to eat the food out of them.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

DECEASED SPOUSE: Leon C. Meyer, preceded her in death on February 26, 2008.

 

SURVIVING FAMILY: Brothers in law: Ray Meyer, and Joe (Mary) Meyer, both of Medford & Sister in law: Carol Meyer of Rib Lake

She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

 

SISTER DECEASED: Lorraine Stimm

 

DECEASED FATHER: Elwood Stimm

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Cora Hoeck

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leona’s family.
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JAMES A. CYPHER

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: N1557 Robin Drive, Medford; A Township of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 AM Friday, May 29 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 4 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, June 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, June 5

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 2, 1931 in the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Town of Deer Creek and Stetsonville Elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: February 12, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Marilyn C. Kauer and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the Medford National Guard until later enlisting in the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked in Milwaukee at Allis Chalmers for a period of time. He worked as a mechanic for Stetsonville Oil Co. & as a sheet metal worker at Stetsonville Hardware for periods of time. He worked with his son & daughter at Cypher Electric & Heating until retirement in April of 2003.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Landua-Jensen American Legion, Medford; Catholic Order of Foresters; Past member of the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Marilyn C. Cypher of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dennis (JoAnn) Cypher of Medford, Dawn (Kenneth) Frankovich of Larkspur, CO, Debra (Dennis) Lichtl of Medford, Duane (April Thums) Cypher of Medford

Foster Daughter – Rhonda (Jerome) Roguski of Milford, NE

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Jane (Sam) Swenson, Jesse Cypher, K. Tyler Frankovich, James Frankovich, Alex Lichtl & Andrea (Jason) Hartwig; 3 foster Grandchildren – Jed (Andrea) Roguski, Debbie (Bill) Ocken & Jolean (Brian) Piitz

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Agnes Pernsteiner of Medford & Jeanette (Jerry) Adams of Woodruff

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Edward, Jerome, Raymond, Kenneth, Norbert & David Cypher

 

DECEASED FATHER: William J. Cypher

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bernadine M. Danen

 

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Melvin W. Graun, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of services Tuesday at the church. Interment to be held in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Holton.

 

Melvin was born on May 22, 1929, the son of Albert and Adella (Theilman) Graun in Hammond, Indiana. He was united in marriage to Eva Lorraine Wood on July 22, 1950 in Hammond. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2002. Melvin worked in Indiana before moving to a farm in Medford in 1967. In his later years he moved to Abbotsford. Besides farming, he was a logger and worked maintenance at Northwest Hardwoods.

 

Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and after retirement, he made fishing lures, was a craftsman and worked on small engines. He also was fond of his animals, especially his dogs.

 

Melvin is survived by six children: James (Sharon) of Medford, Thomas (Cindy) of Athens, Dennis (Kris) of Wausau, Ken (Mary) of Abbotsford, Sandy (Bob) Oelrich of Abbotsford and Daniel (Sandy) of Windom, MN; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Edwin Graun of Dermotte, IN; a sister-in-law, Betty Graun of Hammond, IN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva; three brothers: Alvin, Marvin and Erwin.

 

The family would like to express a special thank you to his daughter, Sandy Oelrich, granddaughters, Jen Siewert and Nancy Graun, and caregivers Breanna Riegert and Rachel Lindberg for the wonderful care Melvin received these past few years.

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Ethel I. Anderson, age 96 of Owen, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Bonnie Cain will officiate. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Monday at the church.

 

Ethel was born September 10, 1918, the daughter of Hans and Anna (Petersen) Hansen in Eau Claire. She graduated from Withee High School. Ethel was united in marriage to Grant Anderson on July 25, 1940. He preceded her in death in July of 1979. She worked at the Clark County Health Care Center as a Nurse's Aide for many years.

 

Ethel loved music and dancing, especially dancing to polka music. She also looked forward to Friday night fish fry's.

 

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Nick) Matkovich of Owen; a daughter-in-law, Alice "Kookie" Anderson of Withee; a son-in-law, Roman Marek of Mosinee; six grandchildren: Terry (Sue) Anderson, Kurt (Julie) Anderson, Rebecca Marek, Brian (Rebecca) Marek, Brad (Teresa) Marek and Tracy (Rondi) Matkovich; ten great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant; her daughter, Carol Marek; her son, Norm; her sister, Helen Dale and two brothers Lester and Pat Hansen.

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KATHERINE “KATHY” E. BRANDL


AGE:  45

 

ADDRESS:  N10929 Dickerson Avenue, Thorp; Township of Butler    Former Stetsonville Area Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  10:38 P.M. Tuesday, May 26 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley where she was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Celebration of Kathy’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements   

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1970 in Norwich, New York

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Boiling Springs High School in Boiling Springs, South Carolina

 

MARRIAGE: April 9, 2010 in Woodstock, Illinois to Scott J. Brandl

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her younger years, Kathy worked in a Cotton Mill in South Carolina for a period of time. She was also a floral designer for a flower shop in South Carolina for a number of years. During this time she also drove ambulance, worked at a butcher shop and the Waffle House. In 2006 the family moved to the Abbotsford area and then in 2007 moved to the Stetsonville Area. Kathy also

homeschooled her daughter Morgan thru the Rural Virtual Academy. She was an avid hunter and fisherwoman. Kathy enjoyed baking, gardening, flowers, raising chickens and rabbits.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Scott J. Brandl of Thorp

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Morgan of Thorp

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Dave and Steve Sutton of South Carolina
Sister: Tina Parris of South Carolina

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Donny Sutton

 

DECEASED FATHER: Harl D. Sutton

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Elizabeth M. Sutton (Maiden Name: Holgerson)

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kathy’s family to be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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PHYLLIS MARLENE BRUNNER   

 

AGE:  78

 

ADDRESS:  233 South 7th Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, Thursday May 28, 2015 at 12:53 PM, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Monday June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Joshua Krieger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Monday June 1, 2015 from  9:00  - 10:45 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1936, Township of Greenwood, Medford, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford Sr. High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.,  November 25, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Phyllis worked as a welder at Milwaukee Chair Company in the late 1950s, She then went on to work for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee. She returned home to Medford and began working for Tombstone Pizza, and retired from Tombstone after 24 years in 1999.  Phyllis enjoyed  painting ceramics, reading, and going camping with her family. She was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan. She also bowled in several different leagues in Milwaukee and Medford. Phyllis also took pleasure in hosting friends and family at her home.

 

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald (Patricia) Brunner, JR. of Howell, MI, Gregory (Denise) Brunner of Stetsonville, WI, Brian (Tim Kahanak)  Brunner of Clinton Township, MI, and Kimberly (Keith) May of Mocksville, NC.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Matthew Brunner, Zachary Brunner, Melissa (Chris) Zuleger, Erin (Hutch) Ruggles  

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Abigail Brunner, Hudsen Ruggles, Berkley Ruggles

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Roger (Barbara) Steen of Westboro, WI.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ray Steen, Galen Steen, Shelby Zimmerlee, Bonnie Leach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Steen      

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Amanda Dassow

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Phyllis may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hope Hospice.

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MYRTLE “MYRT” M. CZESHINSKI

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: 629 S. Gibson, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:18 PM Monday, May 25 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 25

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1914 in the Township of Medford

 

EDUCATION: Babcock, WI Elementary Schools & was a graduate of Spencer High School; Attended Taylor County Normal School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: June 28, 1933 in Waukegan, IL to Andrew Czeshinski and he preceded her in death October 26, 1998

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she clerked at Kostners Grocery Store in Medford. She worked in the office at the Star News Newspaper, Medford for many years until retirement. She enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, playing cards, reading, gardening & an occasional trip to a casino – once winning a motorcycle (which she didn’t keep).

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and a past member of its Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Gerald (Marlene) Czeshinski of Wausau, John (Kathleen) Czeshinski of New Berlin, WI, Alan Czeshinski of Phillips

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – James Leo Czeshinski

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Mark, Michael, Marla, Brian & Bradley

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister - Evelyn Goerg

 

DECEASED FATHER: Eugene Long

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Stolp

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren & Nephew – Pat Goerg

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either Hope Hospice of Medford, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford or to the family for a future designation
-Our special thanks to all at Country Gardens & Hope Hospice…she enjoyed the support and love she had shown to her.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Carol A. Hawkey, age 78, Wausau formerly of Curtiss, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at North Central Health Care in Wausau, WI. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Maurina -Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Reverend Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home in Abbotsford. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Mayville, with lunch at the Mayville Town Hall after the burial.

 

Carol was born October 30, 1936 to John and Ruby (Crawford) Timm in Belvidere, IL. She attended schools in Knox, IN. Carol was united in marriage to Leo Hawkey on June 27, 1953 in Winamac, IN. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2013. In 1969, Leo and Carol moved to Curtiss, WI where they had a hobby farm.

 

Carol enjoyed tending to her flower beds, garden and bird watching. She would enjoy canning the fruits of her labor. Carol loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with them. She had a special place in her heart for each and every one of them. She loved going on picnics and fishing with her husband and family. During her stay at North Central Health Care, she was involved in many activities including gardening, shopping, baking, crafting, etc. and making many new friends.

 

Carol is survived by nine loving children: Daniel (Deb) Hawkey of Elkhart, IN, Linda (Ken) Lobacz of Thorp, Sherry (DuWayne) Dahlke of Curtiss, Laura (Roger) Frane of Curtiss, John (Diane Arndt) Hawkey of Abbotsford, Tina Hawkey of Colby, Dean Hawkey of Dorchester, Melody (Todd) Swatzina of Colby, Todd (Tammy) Hawkey of Abbotsford,18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law; Emery Mollenhauer and Bill Watts and one sister-in-law; Patricia Hill.

 

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son; Joe Hawkey in 1993, her daughter; Theresa Hawkey in 1970, her brother; Earl (Marciel) Timm, her sister; Jean (Emery) Mollenhauer, brother-in-law; Harold Hawkey and sister-in-law; Rosemary Watts.

 

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Msgt Richard “Rick” “Gus” Gustafson, passed away May 14, 2015 at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

 

He was born September 2, 1971 in Rockford, IL to Leon and Wanda Gustafson. He married Christine Lois Laffan on April 27, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

Msgt Gustafson is survived by his Wife Christine Gustafson, Children: Megan Nicks of Eielson Air Force Base, Nate Gustafson of Medford, WI, Mathew and Andrew Gustafson both Eielson Air Force Base, Parents: Leon and Wanda Gustafson of Medford, WI, Brothers: Doug (Mary) Gustafson of Tomahawk, WI and Cory Gustafson of Greenwood, WI.

 

Msgt Gustafson began his military career in May 1989, when he enlisted in the Navy as an undesignated seaman, attending boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. After graduation, his first assignment was to the U.S.S. San Diego ported in Norfolk, Virginia, where he became Quartermaster in the ships navigation department. His experiences provided the basis for one of Gus's future catch phrases: “Before there was GPS there was GUS.” During his time aboard the U.S.S. San Diego, he deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force 63, compromised of US Navy, US Marine Corps and NATO Forces throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In 1990 he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield, and was reassigned to the US Navy Beach Masters during Operation Desert Storm, placing him in tactical control of coordinating the flow of amphibious landing craft and assets during the first Gulf War. Rather than returning home after Iraq's surrender, he was rerouted to Northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort. Prior to his honorable discharge from the Navy in December 1993, he received the coveted Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin. After leaving active duty, Msgt Gustafson spent nearly a decade working for Badger State Western hauling cargo from Wisconsin to California. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Msgt Gustafson chose to return to active duty, joining the Air Force. He enlisted as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) member in July 2002. Msgt Gustafson received intense training in special tactics, weapon systems, communications, survival, and two man team operations as a Forward Air Controller. Msgt Gustafson spent his career embedded with the US Army Special Forces, US Army Rangers, 10th Mountain Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, and 3rd Infantry Division. Msgt Gustafsons primary duties were to recon, mark and destroy enemy forces, and direct aircraft and artillery fire while operating from austere locations. Combat injuries ended his ability to continue TACP duties and he was reassigned to the 354th Fighter Wing Inspector Generals Office as the Chief of Wing Inspections. During this time he qualified for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Team. In January 2015, he was teamed with his service dog Dooley, named in honor of 1LT Mark H. Dooley (KIA, Iraq, 19 SEP 05). His close friend and founder of the Shepherds for Lost Sheep Program brought Dooley out of retirement, pairing him with Msgt Gustafson, where they bonded instantly. Among numerous awards and decorations, Msgt Gustafson received the Bronze Star, US Air Force and US Army Commendations, US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy Achievements. He also received citations of Valor from the US Air Force and US Army.

 

Funeral Services for Msgt Gustafson will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday May 27, 2015 at The Simek Recreation Center, 1037 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford, WI, with Chaplin Mark McGregor officiating. Burial will follow in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, 555 W. Cedar Street, Medford, WI. A prayer service will be held prior to the visitation beginning at 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Msgt Gustafson may be made to Shepherds for Lost Sheep, TACP Association, and Air Force Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservices.com

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JENNY “PATRICIA” SCHWARZ (MAIDEN NAME: DAMORE) 

 

AGE:  87

ADDRESS:  281 S. 2nd St. Dorchester, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11: 00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT:  Molitor Catholic Cemetery in Molitor

 

VISITATION:  9:00 until 10:45 A.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska

EDUCATION: Patricia graduated from Evanston High School in Evanston, IL

MARRIAGE: 1st: St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, IL to Philip J. Knepper Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1979  2nd: Leon Schwarz in Clark County and he preceded her in death in 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Patricia met her first husband Philip in Evanston IL. They then moved to Morton Grove IL. After her marriage to Leon, they settled in Dorchester, WI where they owned their house and also a cabin on a lake. Patricia enjoyed painting, antique jewelry and artifacts, cooking Italian dishes and planting her flowers. She loved nature and reading.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Lori) Knepper of Skokie, IL, Eugene (Sharon) Knepper of Titusville, FL, Robert “Bob” Knepper of Dorchester, Joseph (Kate) Knepper of Glenview, IL and Mary (Rodney) Anderson of  Township of Hammel; Step-Children: Bruce Schwarz of Curtiss, Cynthia (Ray) Johnson of Medford and Brian Schwarz of Withee


CHILDREN DECEASED: Philip J. “Corky” Knepper, Jr.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Veto Damore of Florida and Ronnie (Pat) Damore of Illinois                     

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Stella Ziggers, Joan (Bob) Billon and Jack Damore
 

-Patricia is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Damore    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Manquso

PALLBEARERS: Joey, Steve, Bob & Brian Knepper

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Patricia’s family to be designated at a later date


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Valerie Julianne Webster, 89 of Sheldon, died Sunday, May 25, 2015 at

Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born on August 27, 1925 in
Marinette, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Michael and Julia Mosur. She
grew up in the Peshtigo area and married William Schmidt. They had four
children together. William later died.
On March 29, 1982 Valerie was united in marriage to Roger Webster in
Milwaukee. The couple lived there until their retirement. At that time they
moved to rural Sheldon and have lived here since.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Webster of Sheldon, two daughters,
Betty Kopecky of Oak Creek, WI, Judy (Larry) Steppke of Mukwonago, WI, 7
grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two brothers, Joe Mosur of
Menomonee, MI and Michael (Roxanne) Mosur of Marinette, WI. Valerie is
preceded in death by her parents, her 1st husband, William, SR., two sons,
William, JR and Donald Schmidt, three brothers, Albert, John and Walter Mosur
and one sister, Mary Stanach.
A funeral service will be held at Noon, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Trinity
Lutheran Church-Sheldon. Pastor Aric Fenske will officiate. Burial will follow in
the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service
Thursday at the church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

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LINDA L. KENYON


AGE: 78 

 

ADDRESS:  617 Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:35 P.M. Tuesday, May 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 6 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT:  Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION:  11:00 A.M. until 1:40 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 29, 1936 in Whittlesey

 

EDUCATION: Linda attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated from Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 18, 1956 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford to Ronald H. Kenyon and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1999

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Linda worked at a factory in Milwaukee for 2 years. After her marriage, they moved to a couple different communities until settling in Medford in 1971. At this time, Linda worked at Phillips Plastics for a couple of years and then she worked at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide in the O.B. department until her retirement because of health reasons in 1994. Linda enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking, reading and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Cindie (Mike) Fish of Wausau, David (Kathy) Kenyon of Medford and Jean (Scott) Robinson of Lino Lakes, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Richard L. Kenyon on June 25, 1957

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  Joshua (Kristen) Robinson, Shanna (Logan) Buhr and Dakota Kenyon 

 

STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Alex and Terrance Fish 

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Caleb Robinson and Sloane Robinson           

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John “Jack” (Barb) Dassow of Hartland

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joan Kowalefski, Wanita Bader and Karon Grube

 

DECEASED FATHER: William J. Dassow

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Amelia M. Dassow (Maiden Name: Gebauer)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Joshua Robinson, Shanna Buhr and Dakota Kenyon

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Linda’s family to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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MARGARET M. (Maiden Name: ROBIDA) BALCIAR  

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS:  955 E. Allman Ave Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Margaret passed away at 9:49 P.M. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Brian Mundt


INTERMENT:  Cremainal Inurnment will take place at 1:15 P.M. at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1927 in Stetsonville

 

EDUCATION: Margaret attended Pleasant Valley Grade School, Dorchester High School and was a 1944 Graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: On September 6, 1947 she married Walter Balciar at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford and he survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Margaret started work for the Medford Creamery office where she met her husband of 67 years. She stayed with the company through the various new owners and retired in 1992. Margaret enjoyed camping, gardening, sewing, bowling, dancing and playing cards.


MEMBER OF:  She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and an active member of the Church’s Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Walter Balciar of Medford

 

SURVIVING DAUGHTER:  Marsha (Lee) Fritz of DeForest

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Major Jesse (Jacqui) Fritz of Westhampton Beach, NY and Captain Jason (Laura) Fritz of Tomah. Both Grandsons currently in the U.S. Air Force         

 

GR-GRANDSON:  Winston Fritz of Tomah        

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Donald (Jo) Robida of Stratford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ann (Ed) Denzin, John (Jeanette) Robida, William (Agnes) Robida and Roy (Bernice) Robida

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Robida     

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Mary Murn

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Margaret’s family to be designated at a later date to Alzheimers.Org, Aspirus Hospice and St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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ALBERT F. KACZMARCZYK, age 79, of Thorp, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab, in Thorp.  Graveside services will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, in Lublin, with Rev. Madanu Sleeva Raju officiating.
     Albert Fredereck Kaczmarczyk was born on March 2, 1936 in Stanley, WI, the son of Albert and Anna (Kozey) Kaczmarczyk.  He was raised on the family farm near Bellinger, and received his education at Lublin Elementary School and Thorp High School.  After completing his education, Albert moved to Chicago where he worked as a laborer in factories.  He returned to Wisconsin where he worked in the lab at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, and helped his brother, Victor, on the family farm.  Albert moved back to Thorp in the late 1980's and worked for Fr. Edward T. Cyz in Lublin and Osceola.  He resided in Thorp until entering Oakbrook Health & Rehab.
     He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he played organ for several years and was a past president of its Holy Name Society.
     Albert had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family, playing sports and fishing.
     He will be dearly missed by 2 brothers:  Victor of Thorp and Raymond of Eau Claire;  several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Albert was preceded in death by his parents;  4 brothers:  John, Joe, Frank and Louie; and 2 sisters:  Jean and Irene.

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Larry Broeske, 63, of Arkdale, formerly of Abbotsford, was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Cancer ravaged his body, but couldn't ravage his soul.

 

Larry was born at home on June 25, 1951 to Clyde and Carmen (Schultz) Broeske of Dorchester. He was a graduate of Abbotsford High School. Larry later received his Master's in Electricity and was also a Commercial Building Inspector working from dusk to dawn in his self-owned electical business (Broeske Electric). Larry loved design by creating and building his own gas operated go-cart, wood splitter, snowmobile and his home. He later worked for the WI Veteran's Home in Waupaca as their lead electrical engineer. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, sharing God's Word with other's and enjoying his lil' dog, Annie. He would have celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary this month.

 

Larry is survived by his high school sweetheart, Marilyn (Lange) of Arkdale, two incredibly loved children, Shane (Dolores) of West Richland, Washington who he was so proud to call 'son' remembering all the elk, moose, bear, deer hunts and fishing trips they shared together; Kelly (Mike) Wiedenbeck of Union Grove, WI; 'daddy's girl' who he loved sharing talks and advice with that only daddy's can; four amazingly fun grandchildren; Jared, Levi, Courtney and Justin; his mother, Carmen of Abbotsford; four sisters, Judee (Gary) Jicinsky of Marshfield, Susie (Dennis) Brost of Oak Creek, Gail (Lenis) Marcott of Abbotsford, Bryon (Tammey) of Dorchester and Dianne (Terry) Ludwig of Dorchester. Larry is further survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. We will truly miss you, Babe, but we know that one day, we will be together again where time has no end.

 

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Broeske and his grandparents, George and Emma Schultz and Elroy and Emma Broeske.

 

A Celebration of his life is planned for 2:00 Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Alliance Church in Curtiss with Pastor Swarr and Pastor Critchfield officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 until time of service.

 

The family wishes to thank Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home with Larry's arrangements, Pastor James Critchfield, Pastor Carl Swarr, Linda and their wonderful family for their lovely music.

 

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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CLAIRE F. OBENHOFFER

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: 510 E. Taylor Street, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:17 PM Monday, May 11 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 8 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood at a later date

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 23

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 4, 1925 in the Township of Chelsea

 

EDUCATION: Chelsea Grade School, Town of Chelsea & attended Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 19, 1948 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Dorothy M. Thums and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1943-1946. After the military he returned to Medford and worked at Hurd Millwork from 1946 until his retirement in January of 1991. He enjoyed dancing, square dancing, wood working, garage sales, fishing, hunting & he will be remembered for his joke telling.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Rib Lake American Legion;
Lifetime member of the Carpenter & Joiners Union

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: of 66 years Dorothy M. Obenhoffer of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathy (Walt) Burcaw of Elk Mound, WI, Don (Vicky) Obenhoffer of Medford, Joe (Judy) Obenhoffer of Rib Lake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Ryan (Cassie) and Paul (Becky) Burcaw, Lance, Kim, Nathan (Tiffany) & Dustin (Amanda) Obenhoffer

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 – Ann, Payton, Brooks, Bronson, Sierra, Emy, Gavin, Liam, August

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Donald Obenhoffer & Marcella Krueger

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Obenhoffer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ludmila Ann (maiden name – Paitl) Obenhoffer

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Claire K. Zenner, 95, Marshfield, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 15, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Rev. Gerard Wilger officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Medford. The visitation will be held from 9:30 am on Friday until service time at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, is assisting the family.

 

Claire was born on April 10, 1920 in Rozellville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Kunigunde (Metz) Derfus. She married Francis Zenner on March 5, 1946. He died in August of 1969.

 

Claire loved playing sheepshead with her friends and family. She enjoyed being with her family, knitting and crocheting and going for walks.

 

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Paul) Kussman of Amherst and David (Charlene) Zenner of Cadott. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 expected in July and 1 great great grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Dale Zenner, a great granddaughter, 5 brothers, 7 sisters and nieces and nephews.

 

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Kenneth A. Ellenbecker, 79 joined his son in heaven on May 11, 2015.

 

Memorial Services for Ken will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester with Father Daniel Hackel officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.
A private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Dorchester Memorial South Cemetery

 

Ken was born in Dorchester, WI on October 22, 1935 to Catherine F. Ellenbecker (Maiden Name: Heindl) and Arthur P. Ellenbecker. He attended Dorchester Elementary through 8th grade and then quit school to work on the family dairy farm with his parents.

 

In 1956, Ken married Sharon L. Pope and they had two children: Cindy and Kurt Ellenbecker and he predeceased Ken in 1972.

 

Ken worked on the family farm for 24 years and then he bought his own farm in 1973. He farmed until 1985 and then he sold the farm and moved to town where he worked for Meyers’ Manufacturing for 10 years. Ken then “retired” to working for the Dorchester Park for another 10 years. Ken was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Dorchester Lions’ Club and served on the Dorchester Park Board.

 

Ken was a “great inventor”; he always had a project that he was making: a camper, a boat, a pair of skis, a rocking horse, or a piece of furniture for his wife or daughter. He even constructed a rickshaw but Sharon wouldn’t ride in it. Ken was known as the local “fix it” man in Dorchester. Many a widowed woman referred to him as St. Kenny because he spent a lot of time helping others. Ken also enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, yard work, model railroading, decorating for Christmas, and antique cars, particularly his 1931 Ford Model A.

 

Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon P. Ellenbecker of Dorchester, his daughter Cindy Ellenbecker of New Holstein, a sister Bernette (Mel) Gruber of Rotunda West, FL, 2 brothers Galen (Patti) Ellenbecker of Dorchester and Gary (Carol) Ellenbecker of Medford.
Ken will be remembered as a hardworking man with a simple lifestyle by choice, a quiet man of great conviction and fun-loving wit.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dorchester Park.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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WARREN P. KLEIBER


AGE:  62

 

ADDRESS: W5899 Gravel Road  Medford; Town of Little Black Resident 

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  6:49 P.M. Sunday, May 10 at the UW Madison Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 7 days surrounded by his loving family.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 16 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT:  Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION:  4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 15 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10: 45 A.M. Saturday, May 16 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 21, 1953 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: December 28, 1973 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Jeanette A. Kaudy and they later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Warren began his career at Weathershield in Medford where he worked in a variety of positions for 42 years until his retirement in 2013. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and restoring snowmobiles. Warren was a dedicated Packer fan and enjoyed being surrounded by his family, grandchildren and his dog Foster.

 

MEMBER OF:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville and the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Wendy (Robert) Mateega of Plymouth, MN, Angela Kleiber of Waunakee and Shelby (Fiance Jesse Biermann) of Ogema

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Spencer and  Ava Mateega of Plymouth, MN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Dave (Susie) Kleiber of Medford, Gary (Stella) Kleiber of Kronewetter and Ronnie (Significant Other: Sandy Motte) Kleiber of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Jerome “Bud” Kleiber

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lucille E. Kleiber (Maiden Name: Heinz)

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Ronnie Kleiber
Active: Todd Theil, Kenny Kraus, Jim Kaudy,

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Warren’s family to be designated at a later date
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Lawrence "Larry" "Quill" A. Smith,79 passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at his residence in Dorchester with his family by his side after a long struggle with lung cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester. Father Charles Hiebl will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday, May 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

 

Larry was born on May 13,1935, he is the son of George and Dora (Yates) Smith. He attended Owen schools and graduated from Dorchester High School in 1953. He later married Beverly Greaser on November 10, 1956 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Together they raised seven children.

 

Larry worked for Liberty Homes for 30+ years. He also worked for Michel's Pipeline, Greaser Carnival, and the Dorchester Cheese Factory. Later on in life he enjoyed being self-employed as a pilot car service.

 

Larry dedicated 35 years to the Dorchester Fire Department. During his free time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards and softball, eating his sister's chocolate chip cookies,and spending time with his dog, Carl.

 

Larry is survived by his wife: Beverly Smith of Dorchester, five sons; George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie) of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua, a son-in-law: Michael Stock of Dorchester; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by 2 brothers: Wally (Lois) Smith of Milwaukee, and Bill (Debbie) Smith of New Jersey; and 3 sisters: Elaine Sebold of Colby, Mary (Clem) Klimpke of Dorchester, and Kathy (her friend Bruce) Thorne of Milwaukee.

 

Larry is preceded in death by his children; Jerry Smith and Alisa Stock , grandson; Derek Smith, along with parents and brother; Dick Smith. 

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Anola Mae (Sersch) Pernsteiner, 82 of Medford, died peacefully at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford on Wednesday, May 6 surrounded by her loving family.

 

Anola was born September 25, 1932 to Arnold and Dorothy (Georgas) Sersch in Spencer, Wisconsin. She was the oldest of 11. Anola was a wonderful woman, graduating valedictorian from Spencer High School. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked various jobs to help support her family. Her marriage to Gregory Pernsteiner took place at the Church of St. John in Marshfield, Wisconsin on November 6, 1954.  They took over the family farm in Medford in 1956 – raising their 11 children there. In November 2014, they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

 

Anola, also known as ‘Weasie’ by many, adamantly loved reading, history, and watching Jeopardy. She also volunteered her time assisting adult learners with literacy. Personal joy came from reading – she was a mainstay at the Medford Public Library, oftentimes having new books reserved for her before they hit the shelves. She also instilled the importance of education in her children – all of them attained degrees.  Raising 11 children was not an easy task, but Anola embraced it and excelled at the challenge. She encouraged and unconditionally accepted her children for their individuality. Throughout her life, and up until her final months, she wanted to make sure her family was safe, happy and connected to each other.

 

Anyone who met Anola even once could tell she was a kind, giving woman who radiated love. She accepted everyone and always found the best in people. If someone needed anything, she would give it, no questions asked. And no one ever went hungry when visiting; she was a wonderful baker and cook, and there was always a pot of coffee on and the door was open.

 

Anola loved humor, even through adversity. One of her biggest gifts to the world was that she loved to laugh. Her smile and wonderful sense of humor was passed on to her children. She loved to make up clever words, sayings and songs, and was always whistling a tune.

 

Anola will be remembered for her love of peppermint candy, popcorn and O’Douls beer. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved live theater, the Medford Café, Olive Garden, and “Murder She Wrote”.  Even though Anola was challenged by serious health conditions, her long life can be attributed to her strong will to live and positive outlook.

 

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Gregory of Medford; children Barbara (Ed) Acker of Rib Lake, Karen (Daniel) Arrenholz of Bloomington, MN, Steven (Jennifer) Pernsteiner of Spring Valley, Mark (Gail) Pernsteiner of Medford, Christine (Jon) Olson of Medford, Kurt (Kathy) Pernsteiner of Oshkosh, Karla (Lonnie) Willaby of Hudson, Scott (Sharon) Pernsteiner of Eau Claire, Terry Pernsteiner of Fond du Lac, Michael (Aimee) Pernsteiner of Altoona, and Todd Pernsteiner of Minneapolis, MN. She also is survived by four siblings: Mary (Vince) Weber, Beverly (Bill) Welch, Judy Sersch, and Nancy Mathewson, 34 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, five siblings and grandson (Caleb Arrenholz).

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that financial donations be made in Anola’s name to Medford Public Library, Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Holy Rosary School Student Tuition Assistance fund.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday May 11, 2015 At Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

A prayer service will conclude visitation Monday night, beginning at 7:45 PM.

 

A luncheon will follow at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, interment will take place at a later date at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. 

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Julius W. “Bud” Griesbach, Jr., 88 of rural Westboro, died
Monday, May 4, 2015 at his home under hope hospice with
his family by his side. He was born on July 20, 1926 in
Medford to the late Julius W. and Hazel (Mathias) Griesbach,
Sr. Bud grew up in the area and attended Hannibal High. He
then joined the military and served his county in the Army
during the Korean Conflict. Bud then worked at a tire factory
in LaCrosse for a time. On June 26, 1954 Bud was united in
marriage to Doris Smith at the Westboro Methodist Church.
Bud worked for Binker and Hug John Deere dealership in
Medford and then was a long haul trucker for many
companies retiring from Schneider transport in 1988. He was
an active volunteer in the Jump River and Westboro
communities including; the Westboro Fire Dept. and
Conservation Club, was a life member of the Steam Engine
Club by Edgar, and the Jump River Lions, VFW, and
Community Center. He also helped with the Taylor County
Commission on Aging being a transporter and was a former
member of the Stetsonville American Legion.  Bud was an
avid reader and would read each newspaper from front to
back. He enjoyed the Badgers and Packers, fishing but
loved to go camping.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Griesbach of
Westboro, three sons, Alvin (Jayne) Griesbach of Stanley
and Rick (Renee) and Tim (Pam) Griesbach both of
Westboro, 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 13 great
grandchildren and one brother, Raymond (Connie)
Griesbach of Rhinelander. Bud is preceded in death by his
parents and two sisters, Marcella Krueger and Louise
Zirngibl.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Monday, May 11,
2015 at the Jump River Community Center. Rev. Jeremy
Ahlers will officiate. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of
service Monday. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted
the family.

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Norman A. "Butch" Thieme passed away Monday evening May 4, 2015 after a very short but courageous battle with a brain tumor.

 

He was born on the home farm in the Township of Hoard, Rural Owen, Wisconsin on June 12, 1947. Norman is the son of Arthur and Alvina (Theilig) Thieme.

 

Norman graduated from 8th grade at Park School in the township of Hoard and continued his education at Owen Withee High School.

 

On August 20, 1966 he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Rinehart at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee, WI.

 

Norman and Pat were blessed with four wonderful children Nicholas Thieme of Thorp, Crystal Krueger of Merrill, Cindy Thieme of Merrill, and Neal Thieme of Gleason.

 

Norman was a skilled jack of all trades. In his lifetime he worked for many places including; on the family farm, and many other farms including his own farm, 4 cheese factories, drove a milk truck picking up cans of milk at farms, 3 implement dealers, Will's gas Company, 2 mobile home plants, Marshfield Wilbert burial vaults, worked at a black tapping company, weathershield windows, and motor patrol.

 

After all his hard work he still had time for family and friends, making firewood, large gardens, riding horses, dart ball, bowling, collecting antique Massey Harris tractors and machinery, tractor pulls, and coaching Pat's softball teams. In his last years, he enjoyed fishing and the Edgar Steam and Gas Engine Club.

 

Norman is survived by his wife, Pat, four children, six grandchildren; Matthew Stine, Stacey Stine, Rachelle Thieme, Paige (Laven) Thieme, Joshua Krueger, and Jared Krueger, and one great-grandchild; Bradley Stine. He is also survived by 3 sisters LaVerna Marcott of Curtiss, Annette Frahman of Shelton WA, and Pearl Mengel of Augusta GA; two sisters-in-law; Delores (Glen)Turner and Arlene Thieme, and 3 brothers-in-law; Warren(Wanda) Rinehart, Douglas (Diane) Rinehart, Dennis (Renee) Rinehart and mother-in-law; Joyce Rinehart. Norman is also survived by many nieces, nephews, long time friends, and his faithful companion Teddy.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law; Donald Rinehart, brothers; Arnold and Alvin, brothers-in-law; Art Marcott, Richard Mengel and Lester Frahman and his "catch" partner Buddy.

 

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 16th at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford at 11:00AM. Visitation will be Friday May 15th, from 4 - 8pm at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and also 9:00AM until time of services on Saturday May 16th. Burial will be held at a later date.

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Gertrude Marcella "Toots" Thomas, Medford, died on May 5, 2015, at the age of 86 years and 2 months. She was born in Amherst, WI on February 27, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry J. Amacher in 1966 and Anna Johanna Augusta Feustel Amacher, in 1971. Her husband Ervin Ernest Thomas also preceded Toots in death on July 24, 1998.

 

Toots was baptized in Amherst, WI and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, WI. Her Elementary School days were spent at Green Acre School on Cty. Rd. A, Stetsonville and High School Graduation from Medford, WI was in 1947. She was the oldest of 8 children born to Henry and Anna Amacher from 1929 to 1948. During Grade School years, her family hosted Bible School teachers (2) every summer for 2 weeks. They brought their tent with them; for teaching, but slept and ate, at the family farmhouse. About a dozen elementary age neighborhood children, joined them for Bible Study. This is mentioned because Summer Bible School was an enjoyable time for Toots. She was the Teacher's Aide before there was such a thing. It was many years before Teacher's "helpers" would be called T.A.'s. A lot of respect was shown to Toots, by the summer kids, because it was an honor to work with and for the teachers. Having three younger brothers in Bible School certainly did not begin to earn her any "kudos"!!

 

During the summers of 1946 and 1947, Toots went to Faribault, MN (where her Aunt Bertha lived), stayed in a rented room and worked downtown at the Faribault Diner. Those were her first and only times of living and working anywhere outside of WI. Toots rented a room in an older lady's home while working in MN. It was a very unique house that had a REAL fresh spring water well, in the kitchen. One that had a rope, handle and bucket to get fresh water at any time. Her younger sister, Annette, was duly impressed at age 8 when she visited Toots and got to stay over for a couple days and nights. Fall of 1947 she procured a job working for Keith Ungrodt at his IGA store in Medford, after which she moved on to Hurd Millwork and worked there for the next 25 years. Toots and her husband Erv were part owners of Thomas Floral and Greenhouse. During busy floral seasons, funerals, birthdays, etc., she put in many hours helping at the "shop", which she truly enjoyed.

 

Gertrude Marcella" Toots" Amacher married Ervin Ernest Thomas at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford on August 15, 1953. Their marriage wasn't blessed with any children, but Toots had a plethora of Godchildren; who she, until in recent years, remembered on their special days. For years; in the winter, Toots and Erv enjoyed Curling with the Medford Curling Club. They both enjoyed playing cards with other couples, going out for dinner, especially at Florina's and in their younger years they loved going to the AVON THEATRE to see the latest movies. Golfing on Ladies Day brought a lot of enjoyment to Toots' life. B.P.W. was a local organization for Business and Professional Women that she belonged to for years. Toots participated with the Ladies Aid and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. For years she and her "cronies" would hop into Fran Simek’s limo and head out to one of several Casinos. While Fran was alive they also took the Casino Bus at times. After Fran's demise, a bus ride every week or two to a Casino was the favorite form of entertainment, until poor health brought those excursions to a halt.

 

Toots spent about ten years giving "special time" and care to her Aunt Dorothy E. Amacher in Medford. She was like a daughter that her Aunt Dorothy never had.

 

Toots is survived by three sisters: Annette R. Moore (4 sons, 1 daughter) of Waupun, Melva G. (Dennis) Saliny (1 son) of Rosemount, MN, Roberta J. (Don) Bertucci (1 son, 1 daughter) of Middleton.

Beside her Mom, Dad and Husband being deceased, her four brothers, Bud, Ronnie (in infancy) Len and Hap are also deceased.

 

Hemer Funeral Service is in charge of all funeral arrangements. A visitation will be at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The funeral is at 3 p.m., with a lunch to follow. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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BETH L. JOCHIMSEN

 

AGE: 50

 

ADDRESS: 705 E. Mill Street, Withee, WI 54498

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 AM Monday, May 4 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks after a courageous battle with kidney cancer

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Roe

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville at a later date

 

VISITATION: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville from 4-8 PM on Thursday, May 7 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic rosary service held that evening; also from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 8

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 1, 1965 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville Elementary School, 1983 graduate of Medford High School, received an accounting degree from Northcentral Technical College, Wausau & in 2006, a nursing degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Bruce Tollin and later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was a DJ at K99/WIGM during her high school years. She worked at Phillips Plastics in Medford, Clark County HealthCcare Center, and then Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley until the time of her death. She enjoyed the GB Packers, Brewers, Badgers, riding motorcycle, camping, reading, traveling, bowling, fishing, softball, volleyball, going to Rock Fest & watching her many nieces/nephews in all their sporting events.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen; Past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville where she taught 2nd grade, 1st Communion class for many years.

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Florina J. (maiden name-Boehlin) Jochimsen of the Town of Little Black

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Karleen (Ron) Sperl, Sherry (Chuck) Anderson & Gail Jochimsen all of Stetsonville, Sara (Gary) Krug of Exeland, Penny (Guy) Olson of Medford
Brothers – Lynn (Dianne) Jochimsen, Bryan (Melinda) Jochimsen & Jay (Jen) Jochimsen all of Medford, Kurt (Pam) Jochimsen of Stratford & Roy (Kathy) Jochimsen of Withee

-Further survived by 35 Nieces/Nephews & 53 Great Nieces/Nephews 

 

DECEASED FATHER: Wyllis “Buster” A. Jochimsen in 2013

 -Also preceded in death by a Great Nephew – Deagan Jochimsen

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Hunter Jochimsen & Abby Olson; Active – Logan, Derek & Jarod Jochimsen, Sean Anderson, Keaton Edblom, Andrew Krug

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation

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Alisa Ann Stock, 52, of Dorchester, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital with her family by her side. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday , May 9, 2015 at St Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Heibl will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday, May 8 at St. Louis from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and also 10:00 am until time of service on Saturday. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

 

Alisa was born on June 26, 1962 to Lawrence and Beverly (Greaser) Smith. She is a graduate of Colby High School. She later received her real estate license at Mid-State Technical College. On July 2, 1983 she married the love of her life, Michael J. Stock. Together they had two beautiful children, Ryan and Brittany.

 

Alisa was a hard worker. She was proud to be a broker/co-owner of Quality Realty. Alisa knew how to also have fun. She enjoyed camping, golfing, and beating her brothers at bean bags. She loved to be with her family, especially those two precious grandchildren; Aubree and Kolbe, and her beloved dog, Diesel.

 

Alisa is survived by her husband: Michael Stock of Dorchester, two children; Ryan Stock of Ogema, and Brittany (Ryan) Viergutz of Medford; two grandchildren; Aubree and Kolbe Viergutz; her parents; Lawrence and Beverly Smith of Dorchester, and five brothers; George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie) of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Alisa is preceded in death by her brother; Jerry Smith, Nephew; and Derek Smith, along with grandparents, uncles, and cousins.

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BERNARD L. STROBACH

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 PM Sunday, May 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 7 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 5:00 PM Friday, May 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later time

 

VISITATION: 3:00 PM until the time of services at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 10, 1922 at Medford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Brandl Grade School, Town of Medford

 

MARRIAGE: February 14, 1939 at the Holy Rosary Parsonage, Medford to Jeanette A. Poirier and she preceded him in death July 2, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they moved to Rochelle, IL where he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works as a welder for a period of time. In 1948 they moved to the Rib Lake area where he managed dairy farms and later owned & operated his own dairy farm. While farming he hauled milk & cheese for the Rib Lake Creamery. In 1953 he went to work for Hurd Millwork in Medford where he worked until his retirement in 1984. They moved to Spirit Lake in 1972 & he entered the nursing home in 2008. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, spending time with his family, deer hunting, wood working, playing cards & playing pool.

 

MEMBER OF: Charter member of the Spirit Lake Improvement Association board; Hurd Millwork Union; Various bowling, dart & pool leagues.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Lee (Significant Other: Rosie) Strobach of Ogema, Ray (Carol) Strobach of Rib Lake, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake, WI, Ted (Sandra) Strobach of Roscoe, IL, Dean (Gayle) Strobach of Ogema

Daughters – Bernadette Marschke of Rib Lake & Judy (William) Gelhaus of Brenda, AZ

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Bev Strobach; Sons-in-law: Bob Sunderlin, Stanley Kroll & William Marschke

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 27 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 56 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 22

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Fred “Fritz” Strobach of Buellton, CA

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Dora Pagel & Grace Rauman; Brothers – Armin, Edwin & Chester Strobach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Theodore Strobach

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mina Greitsch

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either the Alzheimer's Research or St. Jude Research

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ESTHER O. SCHREINER

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: 1712 Monroe St. New Holstein, WI 53061 former resident of Rib Lake

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:58 P.M. Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 26, 1924 in the Township of Greenwood

 

EDUCATION: Esther attended grade school in the Township of Greenwood

 

MARRIAGE: December 28, 1940 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake to Lawrence “Bud” A. Schreiner and he preceded her in death on December 14, 1998

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Esther was a proud mother of 8 children. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and babysitting.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald (Nina) Schreiner of Arlington Heights, IL, Richard (Laura) Schreiner of Rib Lake, Thomas (Marlene) Schreiner of Medford, Steven (Michelle) Schreiner of Rib Lake, Patricia Leider of New Holstein, Margaret (Ignacio) Martinez of Wheeling, IL and Laura (Significant Other: Jim Steenis) Walber of New Holstein

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: David (Leah) Schreiner Son-in-Law: Harold Leider

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 35 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Estelle Laub of Athens

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Martin Pagel, Christina Wudi and Theresa Peche


DECEASED FATHER: John Fred Pagel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Liebenow

 

PALLBEARERS: Donald Schreiner Jr., Richard Buksa Jr., Shanna Martinez, Allyson Walber, Daniel, Jason & Lawrence “Bud” Schreiner

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to the Homestead Care Center Activity Program in Esther’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Anthony J. Ostrowski 39 of Tony; died on Sunday; May 3rd, 2015 near Medford due to injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident.

 

He is survived by his parents Phil & Louisa Ostrowski of Tony,

 

2 children from a previous marriage - Matthew Ostrowski and Caitlyn Ostrowski.

 

His life companion - Abby Hanson and their son Wyatt A. Ostrowski of Tony.

 

His brother John Paul & wife Tammy of Rice Lake, 1 nephew Paul and 1 niece Stacey.

 

Paternal Grandmother Kathleen Ostrowski of Sheldon.

 

Many aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.

 

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday; May 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Tony. The Ostrowski Family will receive friends at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Friday, May 8th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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RALPH J. WILLIAMS

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: P. O. Box 385 Farwell, MI 48622

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:45 P.M. at the University Of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor MI

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 8th, 2015 at Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema, WI

 

OFFICIATING: Jim Frankie

 

INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery in Withee, WI

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema, WI

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 22, 1931 in Stambough, MI

 

EDUCATION: Ralph attended Iron River, MI Elementary School, and Graduated from Iron River High School. He attained an Associate’s Degree through Ford Motor Co.

 

MARRIAGE: January 1, 1953 in Newberry, MI to Nina Jean Stephens and she preceded him in death on August 16, 2011

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ralph was a U.S. Army Veteran and served from 1949-1952 in the Korean Conflict. After his service he moved to Plymouth, MI where he worked in construction. In 1965, Ralph began employment with Ford Motor Co. working in the World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI as a resident construction engineer until his retirement in 1987. In 1991 he moved to Thorp, WI. Ralph then moved to Farwell, MI in 2010. He enjoyed woodworking.

 

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Diane (John) Combs of Covington, Louisiana and Vivian (Robert) Houchins of Farwell, MI

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Merwyn (Lois) Williams of Orlando, FL and Mavis (Donald) Kovala of Owen

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Marie Pangrazzi

 

DECEASED FATHER: James Gilbert Williams

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sylvia Vivian Erickson

 

PALLBEARERS: Church Congregation Members

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DONALD ERVIN “DON” MOEN

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: W 7020 Perkinstown Avenue, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence, April 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Monday May 4, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be held following the service at Perkinstown Cemetery, where military honors will be performed.

 

VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1934 in Spooner, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Spooner High School in Spooner, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Adella Belle Moyer in Trego, WI in 1953.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Don served in the US Army, and was a Korean War Veteran. He worked for Fruedenhauls Manufacturing and retired from there in January of 2015. Don enjoyed putting puzzles together with his wife. He loved to spend his time outdoors fishing, working in his vegetable and flower gardens, pontooning and camp fires. He built many different items out of wood which filled his yard, including bird feeder stands, arched trellis, garden walkways, and picture frames for the puzzles he and Adella put together. He also enjoyed watching Western shows, especially with his favorite actor; John Wayne. Don was truly devoted to his entire family, and his main passion was his wife, Adella, whom he loved dearly.

 

MEMBER OF: American Legion Post 47, Portage, WI and VFW Post 5729, Medford, WI.SURVIVING

 

SPOUSE: Adella Belle (Moyer) Moen

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald ( Ilona) Moen of Cochran, WI, Patty (John “David”) Neubauer of Medford, WI, Jerry (Erin) Moen of Morenci, AZ, Dawn (Keith) Lipinski of Athens, WI, James “Jim” Moen of Medford, WI, Henry Moen of Stetsonville, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 48 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 1

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Mary Jordan of Spooner, WI, and Lillian Faber of Spooner, WI.

 

BROTHERS / SISTERS DECEASED: Roy, Bob, Ed, and Henry Moen, and one sister Alice Johnston.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Martin William Moen

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Carrie Gertrude Young


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Donald may be made to his family, for designation at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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RONALD “RON” L. JUDNIC

 

AGE: 69

 

ADDRESS: 1318 Church Street, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:52 AM Wednesday, April 29 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 7 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday, May 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 2 PM on Saturday, May 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1945 in the Township of Greenwood

 

EDUCATION: Green Grove Elementary schoolTown of Greenwood & was a 1963 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: December 26, 1964 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Darlene D. Kelnhofer & she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1971. He worked at Gem Products in Rib Lake for a period of time. He worked at Power Products in Grafton while residing in Port Washington for a period of time. He returned to Rib Lake in 1965 at did logging work for many years. From 1993 until his retirement in 2008, he worked at Blount/Caterpiller in Prentice. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports & racing. He played baseball for Chet & Bernies & softball for various area teams.

 

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake & was a past council member, Rib Lake Fish and Game, area horseshoe, bowling & pool leagues, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club & was a charter member of the Underdog Dart Ball Team.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Darlene D. Judnic of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ramon (Julie) Judnic of Medford, Ronni (Laura) Judnic of Rib Lake & Donnie (Julie) Judnic of Neenah

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Clark Judnic in 1998

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 – Jesse, Jordy, Josh, Benjamin, Justin, Megan & Joseph Judnic

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Doris Zitzer of Rib Lake, Jerry (Ann) Judnic of Rib Lake, Sandra (Vernon) Dunkel of Rib Lake, Larry (Pat) Judnic of Rib Lake, Russell (Judy) Judnic of Stanley

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Shirley & Joe Judnic, Cindy Borman

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Henry Judnic

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Jean Jarchow

 

PALLBEARERS: 7 Grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many Nieces & Nephews
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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KAREN E. HOECK

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: 185 N 4th St. Dorchester, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:55 P.M. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Home Place of Dorchester surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Ron Schuenke

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1938 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Karen attended Medford Area Schools and Medford Normal Teacher’s College in Medford

 

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1957 in Medford to Earl L. Hoeck and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Karen worked at Hurd in Medford for a period of time. She then worked for Phillips Plastics in Medford until her retirement in 2001. Karen enjoyed traveling, baking bread, cherry picking, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: New Life Apostolic Church in Medford, past member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church where she was very active.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Earl L. Hoeck of Dorchester

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ed Hoeck, Kathy (Tom) Henke, Jim (Michele) Hoeck and Becky (Brent) Clarkson all of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8: Raegan Hoeck, Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson, Rachael & Kayleigh Hoeck

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3: Lindsey Kauffman, Addison & Talon Judnic

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Nancy Cox of Abbotsford, Sisters-in-Law: Edna Rickaby of Texas, Gerry Rickaby of California, Lorraine Hinson of Mundelein, IL, Louisa Howsden, MaryAnn Rudolph, Joan Brehm all of Medford, Grace Brehm of Rib Lake and Pauline Brehm of Schofield

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Staab, Walter Rickaby, Lillian Selby, Mary Jensen, Charles, John and Kenneth Rickaby

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Rickaby

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Marie Victoria Larson Ekdahl

 

PALLBEARERS: Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson & Josh Judnic

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to New Life Apostolic Church and Home Place of Dorchester in Karen’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Joan G. (Roiger) McCluskey

age 83

of Rib Lake, formerly of Rochelle, IL, passed away on April 23, 2015 at Aspirus Care & Rehab in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

Joan was born on January 28, 1932 in Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents Mike and Genevieve Roiger. Joan was united in marriage to Daniel McCluskey on June 25, 1953 at St. Ann’s Church in the Township of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband and their loving children: Daniel (Pam) McCluskey, Jr. of Sturgeon Bay, Dennis McCluskey of South Bend, IN, Jeffrey (Cindy) McCluskey of Rochelle, IL, Susan (Edward) Worley of Chana, IL and JoAnn (Danny) Martinez of Schaumburg, IL; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brothers and sisters: Michael (Donna) Roiger, Mary (Robert) Lamberty, Jerry (Edie) Roiger, Joseph (Joanne) Roiger,Rosemary Heier all of Medford and Ann (Jerry) Judnic of Rib Lake.

 

Joan graduated from Rib Lake High school in 1950. After graduation she moved to Chicago where she was employed as a loan officer at Tallman Federal Bank. Joan and Dan lived in Chicago until moving to Oak Lawn, IL in 1959. After the family moved to Rochelle, IL in 1971, she worked as a secretary for the Ogle County State’s Attorney and later became a real estate agent for Nink Realty until retiring to Rib Lake in 2001. Joan enjoyed crocheting, gardening, golfing, canning, playing Bridge, fishing, cooking and traveling with her family. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her five children. Joan will be deeply missed by her family and many fond memories will continue to be shared by her husband, children and grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey, WI on May 2, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. until time of services. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery in Whittlesey, WI

 

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Joan’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

The family would like to thank the compassionate staff of unit #3 at Aspirus Medford Hospital for their loving care during her illness.

 

For those traveling from out of town, Joan’s family would like to recommend lodging at Camp 28 in Rib Lake 720 State Highway 102, Rib Lake, WI 54470
or Borders Inn & Suites in Medford 435 S 8th St., Medford, WI 54451
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Address: 424 Cedar St, Medford, WI 54451 Phone: (715) 748-3336

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