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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.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com  

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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

 

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

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com  

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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.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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
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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
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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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.
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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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RICHARD T. “DICK” MALSTROM

 

AGE: 75

 

ADDRESS: 129 Gail Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Medford Hospital, April 21, 2015 at 2:10 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph and Father Dennis Meulemans.

 

INTERMENT: A private burial will take place at The Town of Molitor Cemetery.

 

VISITATION: Friday April 24, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and also Saturday April 25, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 26, 1939 in Chicago, IL.

 

EDUCATION: He attended Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, where he was a member of the swimming team, and graduated in 1957. While there, he played violin and was the concert master of a 100 piece orchestra. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

 

MARRIAGE: He met Lynn Marie Farrell while he was a lifeguard at Lake Michigan's North Avenue Beach, and later married her on January 30, 1960 in McHenry, Illinois.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He began his teaching career in 1965 at Holy Cross Seminary in LaCrosse, WI. He then went on to teach at Medford Area School District starting in 1968, where he taught Physical Education and Drivers Education. He was the head of the Physical Education Department at the high school, where his goal was to teach “Lifetime Sports” such as archery, curling, cross country skiing, and bowling. During his tenure, he also coached many sports including Freshman and Varsity Basketball, Freshman Football, he was the founding coach of the Cross Country team, and took great pleasure in coaching Track and Golf for many years. His efforts were recognized when he was inducted into the Medford High School Wall of Fame following his retirement, in 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling and time at “The Shack.” The family camping trips to Ely, Minnesota, which have taken place annually for 52 years, were a highlight of every summer. In his retirement, he looked forward to taking his grandchildren on the “Grammy and Papa” trip to different destinations throughout the entire United States.

 

Throughout their life, Dick and Lynn took in 25 foster children. Each child they took in, no matter the time spent with them, became a part of their family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and sang in The Monks and Folk Choirs.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lynn Marie (Farrell) Malstrom

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jenn (Gerald) Knippel of Medford, Leza (Kevin) Wells of Medford, Cary Natoli (Fiance: Mike Stege) of Rosemount, MN, Juli (Darryl) Volk of Jordan, MN, Kristi (John) Murphy of Gunnison, CO, Don Tomczak of Medford, WI and Joe Tomczak of Medford, WI.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Jaisie (Mike) Kleist, Kathrhyn (Ryan) Krueger, Jacob Knippel, Neill (Natalie) Nettesheim, William (Olivia Main) Wells, Lukas Nettesheim, James Nettesheim, Abygail Natoli, Erin Natoli, Emma Natoli, Alyssa Volk, Maggie Murphy, Jack Murphy, Shannon Murphy.

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Sophia & Weston Kleist, Sadie Krueger, Remington Nettesheim, Morgan Wells.

 

SISTER DECEASED: Madelyn Ritzmann whom preceded him in death in 1995.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Richard A. Malstrom

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bernice A. Szydlowski

 

PALLBEARERS: Jacob Knippel, Neill Nettesheim, William Wells, Lukas Nettesheim, James Nettesheim, Don Tomczak, Joe Tomczak.

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dick may be made to All Sports Booster Club C/O New Sports Complex or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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SHEILA R. HANSON

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: 366 Leila Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:12 P.M. Monday, April 20 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital., Medford where she was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 24 in Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 17, 1934 in Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Ogema Elementary School and a graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1953 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema to Lester J. Hanson and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage she clerked in the Ogema grocery store and worked at a cheese factory. After her marriage she worked as a housewife and mother. They moved to Medford in 1967. Sheila enjoyed her grandchildren, knitting, quilting, fishing, baking, visiting with family and friends, watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. She also enjoyed going to the Lake of the Pines.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lester ‘Les” Hanson of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Steve (Marianne) of Medford
Daughter: Susan (Tom) Fritsche of Antigo

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher Hanson, Caren (Jason) Van DeWalle, Luke (Alyssa Matzek), Josh (Ashley) Fritsche, Sandy Poehnelt

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Ella and Alex Van DeWalle

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Chet (Marcy) Hause of Phillips
Sister-In-Law: Aggie Hause of Ogema
Brother-In-Law: George (Pat) Hanson of Westboro

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rodney Hause and Virginia Hause in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Chester W. Hause

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Matilda “Tillie” Hause (Maiden Name: Fry)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: 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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Dorothy E. Voge, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. David DePaoli will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Dorothy was born March 21, 1929 in the town of Hull to Edward and Marie (Schneider) Rucks. She received her education in the Colby School District.

 

Dorothy and Edward Voge were united in marriage on July 19, 1947. They moved to the Owen area where they built their home. She was employed at the Clark County Health Care Center as an aide and worked there for many years. After retirement, they moved to Abbotsford. Edward preceded her in death on December 19, 2012. In the spring of 2014, Dorothy moved to the Colby Retirement Community where she made many friends and loved to play games and crochet. She considered the residents and staff at the center an extension of her family as she bragged often about the laughs they shared.

 

  Dorothy is survived by her two children: Dorothy M. Voge of Tomah and Randy (Pam) Voge of Stevens Point; three sisters and one brother: Margaret Firnstahl of Arpin, Ruby Lueth of Medford, Joann Johnson of Stanley, and John (Paulette) Rucks of Mosinee. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; a sister, Evelyn Woodward and a brother, Ralph E. Rucks.

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LYDIA M. TKACHUK, age 91, of Lublin, WI, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Miller Alternative Care, in Thorp, WI, where she had resided the past 4 years.  Private family services were held.
     Lydia Mary Jaeger was born November 29, 1923 in the Town of Arthur, Cadott, WI to Carl and Mary (Sedivy) Jaeger. In 1929, the family moved to the Gilman area where Lydia attended and graduated from the Gilman school district.
     Lydia married Mike Tkachuk, of Lublin, WI, on November 18, 1943, in Medford, WI.  Along with raising her family, Lydia worked side by side with her husband on their farm, in the Lublin area, until their retirement.  They were well known for their Guernsey cows.
     She loved to tend to her many flower and vegetable gardens.  Hosting and cooking for family gatherings was her specialty.  She enjoyed feeding and watching birds and was a member of the Chequamegon Bird Club.  She also enjoyed crossword and picture puzzles, playing Scrabble, and listening to country music.
     Lydia is survived by one sister: Wilma Mravik, and two brothers: Raymond (Delores) and Rudy Jaeger, all of Gilman. She is also survived by her children: Jeanette (Philippe) Challe of Plaisir, France,  Marilyn (Tilton) Tkachuk-Davis of Red Wing, MN,  Michael (Sue) Tkachuk of Elk Mound, and Raymond (Tracy) Tkachuk of Lublin, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike, on January 3, 2011; and a half sister: Florence (Jaeger) Martin in 1993.
     The family would like to thank the staff at Miller Alternative Care for the wonderful home style care they provided to Lydia.

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LEROY C. SCHMITZ, age 83, of Greenwood, formerly of Rib Lake, passed away at his home after a short and courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, in Loyal, with Rev. Steve Brice officiating.  Burial will take place in St. Stephen's Catholic Cemetery, in Chili, at a later date.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9am until time of service.

     Leroy Clarence Schmitz was born on September 10, 1931 in the Town of Fremont, Clark County, WI, to William and Adelia (Kopf) Schmitz.  He was raised on the family farm, received his education at Heathville Country School and graduated from Loyal High School in 1949.  After high school, Leroy worked at Barr Minkery before joining the Wisconsin National Guards.  He was united in marriage to Audrey Mae Bauer on August 30, 1954 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford.  He took over the operation of the family farm in 1954 and farmed until 1980.  They moved to the Stone Lake/Spirit area where they owned and operated L&A Resort until retiring in 1986 and moving to Rib Lake.  After the death of his wife Audrey, on August 10, 1995, he continued to live in Rib Lake until moving to Greenwood in 2012.
     He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Lion's Club, Chili Sportsman's Club, and the National Farmer's Organization, in which he was very active and held various offices.
     Leroy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hunting, his trips to Canada, gardening, playing cards and cribbage, and watching most all sports.
     He will be dearly missed by his 8 children:  Janet Meacham of Greenwood,  Randall (Kathy) Schmitz of Loyal,  Rodney Schmitz of Loyal,  Julie (Allan) Trachte of Rhinelander,  Rick Schmitz of Rib Lake, and the triplets: Peter Schmitz of Rib Lake,  Paul (Bonnie) Schmitz of Ayton, Ontario, Canada, and Patti Schmitz (Karri Gorton) of Tomahawk.  He is further survived by 12 grandchildren:  Jenny Lee, Chanda, Kristie, Rory, Shena, Joe, Kelly, Heather, Kelsi, Taylor, Tyler, Cody;  4 step-grandchildren:  Ryan, Brock, Dustin, Kailey;  11 great grandchildren;  2 brothers:  Marlin "Coon" (Virginia) Schmitz of Granton,  Gary Schmitz of Spencer;  his special nephew: Steve Schmitz of Taft, CA; other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Audrey; one sister:  Shirley Tesmer;  and one brother: Russell "Bud" Schmitz.
     Leroy's family would like to thank the staff at Ministry Home Care Hospice for their generous compassion, concern and care during this difficult time.

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ELAINE E. ZENNER

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: N2678 County Road E, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 PM Tuesday, April 14 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 days, surrounded by her loving family.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph Pasala & Father Dennis Meulemans

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, April 17 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 PM Catholic prayer service held; also at church from 10 AM until 10:45 AM on Saturday, April 18

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1926 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Spruce Grove Grade School, in the Town of Little Black & was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 27, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Clifford “Cliff” W. Zenner and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she clerked at the Medford Co-op for a period of time. After marriage she worked as a homemaker & mother while farming in the Town of Hammel until her retirement in 1985. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, socializing, her chickens, going to the Tuesday soup luncheons, Saturday morning hair appointments, listening to polka music (Molly B), bird watching and church dinners.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Catholic order of Foresters; past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Clifford “Cliff” W. Zenner of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandy (Gordon) Bach of Medford, Mary (Dave) Mertes of Eau Claire, Kurt (Lori) Zenner of Medford, Lee (Joyce) Zenner of Hastings, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Joseph Hoffman in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Duane “Bud” Gebert of Murfreesboro, TN, Ardis (Bob) Spanbauer of Antigo, Clarice Ludwig of Pahrump, NV & Merlin Gebert of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 siblings in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Gebert, Jr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Ann Beilfuss

 

PALLBEARERS: Amanda, Derek, Stacy, Clayton and Caelee, Zenner, Michelle Ellenbecker, Jennifer Eck, Marc Bach and Chad Mertes

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Mildred A. Juedes, age 87, of Colby, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Colby. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 AM until time of service Friday at the church. There will be a rosary service at 9:00 AM.

 

Millie was born on June 11, 1927, the daughter of Leo and Hildagard (Ohlinger) Apfelbeck in Colby. She attended grade school in the Town of Hull. Millie helped on the family farm as a young child, times were tough when she was young, so she traveled to Chicago with her sister as a teenager and they got jobs as housekeepers, until World War II started, then she worked in a plant assembling radios. They would come home to help on the farm often. When she was 18, she met her husband at a local dance, at home in Wisconsin.

 

Millie was joined in marriage to Raymond Juedes on June 8, 1948 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby at the age of 21. Raymond and Mildred owned and operated a farm in the Township of Little Black. Millie had a beautiful flower and vegetable garden on the farm which she enjoyed taking care of, along with raising chickens and cows. Upon retiring, Millie and Ray moved to Colby and Millie worked at Mr. B’s restaurant in Abbotsford, busing tables.

 

Millie enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting ceramics, sewing, cross stitch, crocheting, embroidery, playing bingo, doing word searches and watching the Green Bay Packers on television.

 

Millie was a member of the Bruckerville Homemakers Club and the Sacred Heart Catholic Order of Foresters in Stetsonville.

 

Millie is survived by her children: Ronald (Roberta) Juedes of Medford, Sally (Jim) Weinfurter of Pittsville, Roger (Rita) Juedes of Stetsonville, Robert Juedes of Eau Claire, Susan Juedes of New Hope, MN, Russell (Sharon) Juedes of Stetsonville, Marlene (William) Juedes of Basel, Switzerland, Patsy (Brian) Juedes-Fulk of Scottsbluff, NE, Richard (Karen) Juedes of Wausau and Margaret (Greg) Lauderdale of Bloomington, MN, 19 grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren, sisters: Monica Biter of New Auburn and Genny (Alvin) Abegglen of Stetsonville, and a brother: John (Wanda) Apfelbeck of Peck, ID. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law: Elaine Tessmer of Dorchester and Audrey Juedes of Abbotsford.

 

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Raymond on June 14, 2011, siblings: Francis Apfelbeck, Mary Butencheon, Stella Dobner, Joseph Apfelbeck (in infancy), Adeline Dahlke, Pearl Nosbisch, Theresa Rindt and Leo Apfelbeck Jr.

 

Memorials can be designated to the American Heart Association.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at the Golden Living Center Continental Manor and Asera Care Hospice for the wonderful care Millie received.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Phyllis Buchholz, age 87, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 am until time of services on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery following the service.

 

Phyllis was born on September 14, 1927, the daughter of Donald and Mildred (Boyce) May in Syracuse, New York. She attended schools in New York and was a graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

 

Phyllis was united in marriage to Robert Buchholz on August 4, 1950 in Ironwood, Michigan. She drove school bus for the Abbotsford School District for 20 years, hauling special needs and kindergarten children. In her free time she enjoyed knitting, gardening,tending her flower gardens and playing bingo.

Phyllis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

 

Phyllis is survived by her children; Dale Buchholz of Poynette, WI, Steve (Sue) Buchholz of New Franken, WI, Cathy Buchholz of Abbotsford, WI, Alan Buchholz of Colby, WI, Carol Buchholz of Abbotsford, WI and Kevin (Alice) Buchholz of Colby, WI, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, her sister; Ginny Maccoff and a grandchild; Shawn Buchholz.

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Torrie A. Tomczak, age 19, of Owen, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Interment will be held in St. Paul's Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hoard. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 14 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen and from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Torrie was born July 7, 1995, the daughter of Lannie and Elizabeth (Mrotek) Tomczak in Marshfield. She graduated from Abbotsford High School in 2013. Torrie was outgoing and especially enjoyed the outdoors. She loved the water and the beach, hunting, fishing, music and loved animals. Torrie also enjoyed riding motorcycle with her grandfather.

 

Torrie is survived by her parents: Lannie and Beth Tomczak of Owen; her brother, Yukon of Owen; her paternal grandparents, Mike and Kathleen Tomczak of Owen; her maternal grandmother, Sue Zimmer of Poniatowski. She is further survived by aunts and uncles: Dean (Vickie) Tomczak of Withee, Duane Tomczak of Edgar and Tracy Harbaugh of Sheboygan; many cousins, other relatives and many friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jeff Zimmer.
 

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Donald K. Thorson

 

Age 86, of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30AM on Tuesday April 14, 2015 At Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer.  Burial will follow in Dorchester Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday at the funeral home in Spencer from 9AM until time of services.

 

Donald was born June 10, 1928 the son of Abraham and Delia (Schoenwetter) Thorson. He attended school in the Greenwood area.  He was united in marriage to Vera Jensen on November 8, 1983 in Rogers, AR.  She survives. Donald worked for many years as a logger and for a period of time owned and operated his own logging business.  His work history also included road construction and over the road truck driving.

 

His hobbies included racing cars, shooting pool and camping.  He loved dancing and attending the “Hodag” country music festival or just spending time with family and friends. Donald was an avid card player and even purchased a book to help him learn to play Blackjack like a pro. He was also a representative of the Lake States Independent Loggers Association.

 

Donald is survived by his wife Vera of Dorchester, first wife Berdene Bierce and their twelve children: Roxanne (Maynard) Purgett of Abbotsford, Jacqueline (Robert) Suthard of Owen, Paula St. Clair of Mosinee, Linda Bruner of Milwaukee, Bryon (Tracey) Thorson of Rosemount ,MN, Mark Thorson of Wausau, Rhonda (Duke) Thorson of Sandusky,OH, Brenda (Fazollah) Behroyan of Lake Worth, FL, Wayne (Jackie) Thorson of Wausau, Merry (Philip) Moran of Wheeling, IL, William (Lena) Thorson of El Cajun, CA and Susan Thorson of Aurora,IL;  four step children: Linda (David) Broeske of Abbotsford, Chris (Mary) Younker of Abbotsford, Randy (Jill) Younker of Dorchester and Rae Ann (Scott) Wichlacz of Medford; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion shown to their father by the staff at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester, the staff of Hope Hospice of Medford and all of the individuals responsible for his care.

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CLAIRE CHARLES KALMON

 

AGE: 84

 

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

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:58 AM, Friday April 10, 2015 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, where he had been a resident since 2007.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.

 

VISITATION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday April 13, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in the Fireplace Lounge. Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, and also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 16, 1931 in Medford, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Completed the 10th grade at Medford Senior High.

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Carol Ann (Van Der Molen) Kalmon, on June 28, 1958 in Chicago. Carol preceded him in death June 11, 2003.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Claire served in the US Army, and was a Korean War Veteran. He then went on to work construction for a short period of time before returning to Medford. He then worked at Hurd Window Company as a Factory Laborer, and retired after 39 years on January 1, 2001. Claire enjoyed being outside, and had many hobbies. He had a hobby farm with a couple cows and pigs. He loved to go ice fishing in the winter, especially at Miller Dam. He enjoyed playing different games whether it was throwing Horseshoes, or playing card games such as Sheepshead. He always liked to go outside and cut firewood, garden, and watch birds. He also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dot) Kalmon of Hatley, WI, James Kalmon of Medford, Donald (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, and Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville, WI,


GRANDCHILDREN: Crystal, Mindy, Mandi

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Destiny, Andrew, Rhiannan

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Geraldine (Melvin) Zenner of Medford, Joyce (Jerry) Egle of Sussex, Ann Fischer of New Berlin, Ronald Kalmon of Pewaukee, Nancy (Stash) Zagorski of Sussex, and Ruth Heindl of Saukville.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Wife, Parents, Granddaughter Jenny Kalmon, Great Grandchildren Chase Ried, Isabelle Kalmon-Mabie, 1 Infant Sister Mary Kalmon, and Brothers-in-Law Don Fischer, and Dave Heindl.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Joseph Kalmon

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Ann Peissig

 

PALLBEARERS: Robert Kalmon, James Kalmon, Donald Kalmon, Kenneth Kalmon, David Kalmon

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Claire may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

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CATHERINE “KAY” E. KRIEHN

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 740 McComb Avenue Rib Lake; Village of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:10 P.M. Saturday, March 28 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 11 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 10:30 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Saturday, April 11 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 26, 1929 in Watertown

 

EDUCATION: Attended Emmaus Lutheran Grade School in Milwaukee and was a 1947 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High

 

MARRIAGE: in Milwaukee to Roland “Bemmy” Kriehn and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1988.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Kay was a realtor in West Bend and Rib Lake throughout her life. She also opened up the Rib Lake Music Centre and General Store where she owned and operated it until the time of her death. Kay enjoyed fishing, gardening, raising chickens, music, singing and playing piano.

 

PAST MEMBER OF: Rib Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Rib Lake Village Board

 

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Aure “Ray” Liebl of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Betty Radtke) Kriehn of Rib Lake, James (Mary) Kriehn of Helenville, Karen (Terry Lekie) Maus of Medford and Sharon (Jeff Schrubbe) Trautmann of Stetsonville

 

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Jason Smith

 

10 GRANDCHILDREN

 

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Ted (Inez) Schmidt of Westboro and Bill (Barb) Schmidt of Menomonee Falls

 

SISTER DECEASED: Dorothy Schiessel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Schmidt

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lena Schmidt (Maiden Name: Daemmrich)

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

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: N447 Wren Drive, Curtiss, WI 54422; A Township of Holway resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:02 AM Monday, April 6 at Golden Living Continental Manor, Abbotsford where he had been living for the past 5 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 11 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery – Town of Holway

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, April 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 11

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 8, 1933 at the Town of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Forest Grove Elementary School, Town of Holway & was a 1950 graduate of Owen High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 21, 1954 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Town of Holway, to Thelma Neitzel and she preceded him in death November 30, 2004

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a lifelong resident of the Town of Holway. He drove milk truck and worked at Mildebrandt Cheese Factory in his younger years. He also worked at Frederick Post Lumber Co. in Owen for 12 years, Foremost/Maple Island, Medford for 28 years, and farmed in the Town of Holway for his entire adult life until the spring of 2013. He enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, visiting with his grandchildren & eating out on occasions.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Holway; Former player on the Holway Baseball Team; Past member of the Pine Creek Riders Snowmobile Club;

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Deborah (Greg) Allar of Rib Mountain & Elaine (Brian) Hallgren of Medford

Sons – David (Jeri West) Buchholz of Eau Claire & Terry Buchholz of Curtiss

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8- Sadie (Kyran) Hamill, Kelsie (Brandon) Drake, Karlee Allar, Stephanie Buchholz, Anthony Hallgren, Jacob Allar, Michelle Buchholz & Rachel Buchholz GR-

 

GRANDSONS: 6 – Landon Strauch, Bentley Glenz, Simon & Sebastian Hamill, Korbin & Karter Drake

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters – Alvina Maldonis of Indiana & Fern “Toby” Madden of Winchester, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Warren & Robert Buchholz, Bertha “Evelyn” Daniels

 

DECEASED FATHER: Karl Wilhelm Buchholz

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Leona Henrietta Nichols

 

PALLBEARERS: Brian & Anthony Hallgren, Kyran Hamill, Brandon Drake, Greg & Jacob Allar, Dewey Schmidt, Tom Daniels

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Cemetery Association
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JEANNE M. PACKENHAM

 

AGE: 68

 

ADDRESS: N7026 County Road C, Rib Lake, WI; A Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:25 PM Sunday, April 5 at UW Hospital, Madison where she was taken earlier by ambulance that day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, April 9 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery – Rib Lake, WI

 

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, April 9

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1946 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: : Attended elementary school at Sunny Knoll School, in the Township of Greenwood, and was a 1964 graduate of Rib Lake High School; Attended Taylor County Teachers College, Medford and received a degree in education from UW-Stevens Point

 

MARRIAGE: September 7, 1968 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to James “Jim” R. Packenham and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught elementary school at Edgar and Pewaukee school districts for periods of time until 1971. They resided and farmed in the Town of Rib Lake from 1971 to present. She enjoyed gardening, reading & trips to the casino.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” R. Packenham of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Todd (Teri) Packenham of Rib Lake and Wendy (Brad) Wiese of the Town of Holway

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Jeffrey & Abby Packenham, Dereck & Jared Wiese

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Irving “Buck” Klemm of Pier Willow, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Yvonne Smolinski, Arlene Morrison, Bernard “Bunny” Klemm & Shirley Klemm

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Klemm

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Schabel

 

PALLBEARERS: Brad Wiese, Brad, Kevin, Doug & Jay Klemm

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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BARTON C. “BLACK BART” VIRCKS

 

AGE: 71

 

ADDRESS: 100 S. 4th Ave. Abbotsford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Country Terrace of Wisconsin Assisted Living, Abbotsford, WI, Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM, where he had been a resident for the past 3 years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Monday April 13, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: A Private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI.

 

VISITATION: Monday April 13, 2015, 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1943 in Medford.

 

EDUCATION: High School graduate from Medford Area Senior High School.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bart was a truck driver for Schjoneman in Colby, and also Graeble Van Lines for a period of time. He was an avid hunter, Minnesota Vikings Fan, enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lisa (Richard) Pongratz of Granton, WI, Lincoln (Melissa) Vircks of Kaukauna, WI, Lenise Fawley of Marathon, WI, and Jennifer (Bobby) Miller of Medford, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 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 Youngstown, OH.

 

BROTHER IN LAW DECEASED: Harvey Draeger, JR.

 

SURVIVING MOTHER: Harriet I. Vircks of Abbotsford, WI.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur C. Vircks

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barton’s family, to be designated at a later date.
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 JOSEPH SWEDA, age 89, of Lublin, WI, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Oakbrook Nursing & Rehab in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, in Lublin, with Fr. Ted Wojcik officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Assumption Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Frank Sweda, Harry Sweda, Bill Sweda, Don Sweda, and Marvin Egle.  Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7pm Panikhida service.  Visitation will also be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30am until time of service.

     Joseph Sweda was born on January 3, 1926 in Lublin, WI, to Matt and Anna (Paraschak) Sweda.  He was raised on the family farm, received his education at Forest Lake School, and graduated from Withee High School in 1945.  After completing his education, Joe entered the U.S. Air Force and served for 2 years before returning home to Lublin.  He started a business with his brothers, where they hauled gravel and wood products, and farmed.  Joe was united in marriage to Irene L. Egle on September 1, 1951 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, in Lublin.  He drove school bus for a couple of years, but spent most of his life in politics. He moved to Madison and served in the Wisconsin legislature for 15 years, where he was appointed the State of Wisconsin Highway Commissioner and later appointed the Commissioner of Transportation.  Joe served as a supervisor on the Taylor County Board, as the Town of Roosevelt Chairman, and on the Fire District Board for many years.
     He was a member of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, and a charter member of the Lublin American Legion, which he was instrumental in starting.
     Joe had many interests, especially politics, but also enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and deer hunting.
     He is survived by three sisters:  Kathryn Bluemel of Des Plaines, IL,  Nettie (Jim) Kowalczyk of Boyd, WI,  Pauline (Ray) Lewan of Lublin;  five brothers:  Andrew of Elgin, IL,  Frank of Lublin,  Harry of Lublin,  Bill of Colby, WI,  Don of Rolling Meadows, IL;  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Joe was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Irene, on April 26, 2011;  four sisters:  Mary Terlecki, Ella Kaye, Helen Janetzke, Julie Roback; and two brothers:  John and Steve Sweda.
    

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ROGER A. KREMSREITER

 

AGE: 68

 

ADDRESS: 337 N. Franklin Street, Stetsonville

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, March 28 at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, FL, with his family by his side, where he was taken by ambulance while on a family vacation

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati and Father Madanu Sleeva Raju

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM on Sunday, April 12 where there will be a 7:30 PM Catholic prayer service held, and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, April 13

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1947 at Athens, WI

 

EDUCATION: Attended Silver Leaf Grade School and Athens High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 20, 1974 in Minnesota to Vivian “Bibs” Vesely and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he was working for Northern Star Mobile Factory in Stratford for four years. Then he built barns for Berger Barn Builders for two years. Next he worked in many departments for Liberty Homes in Dorchester for 38 years. He loved fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, country music, football games and spending time with his children & grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Vivian “Bibs” Kremsreiter of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter - Roxanne “Rocky” (Jason) Mallien of Medford
2 Step-Sons: Todd (Deann) Mootz of Rogers, MN & Terry (Sandy) Mootz of Stratford
2 Step-Daughters: Lisa (Gary) Simonson of Coon Rapids, MN & Lynn (Julie) Schueler of Menasha, WI

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 – Amanda, Shelby, April, Anthony, Ellie, Noah, Natalie, Jesse, Jeremiah, Michael, Cameron, Kyanna & Kierra

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 6 Brothers – Willie (Darlene) of South Milwaukee, Eugene (Betty) of Wausau, Dennis (Rita) of Merrill, Ronald (Marlene), Raymond (Kathy) & Harlen (Lori) all of Athens
6 Sisters – Alice Weiler, Shirley (Tom) Von Loh, Lola (Gary) Radloff, all of Athens, Diane (Elroy) Dahl, Judy Riemer both of Medford & MaryLou Kremsreiter of AbbotsfordBROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister-in-law: Gayle Vesely; Brother-in-law: Donald Weiler

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Kremsreiter

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Neiwolny

DECEASED IN-LAWS: Tony & Mildred Vesely

 

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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Donald R. Thorne, age 89, of Owen, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Honors provided by theLublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club.

 

Donald was born September 8, 1925 the son of Charles and Bernice (Pyatt) Thorne in Riplinger. He was united in marriage to Harriet Hemminger on October 20, 1946 in Owen, Wisconsin. Donald and Harriet were married for 68 wonderful years. She preceded him in death on January 8, 2015.

 

Donald served this country during world war II in the US Army. He was stationed in the Philippines and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He worked for Master Packaging for many years and retired from the Owen-Withee School District as a custodian after almost 20 years. Donald also was a farmer and a carpenter.

 

Donald is survived by his three children: Jerrold (Diana) Thorne, Aaron (Kay) Thorne, and Arlyn (Holly) Thorne; 13 grandchildren: Erik Thorne, Sarah Thorne, Adam Thorne, Amy Thorne, Stacey Thorne, Mike Darnell, Anna Darnell, Allen (Kayla) Thorne, David Thorne, Doug (Leah) Spence, Stacy Jossart, Jay Pritzl (Heidi), and Kristopher Reinking; and 11 Great-Grandchildren: Mason, Savannah, Ryan, Rachel, Katelyn, Jacob, Charles, Noel, Olivia, Alyssa and Trenton. He is further survived by a sister Joyce (Arnold) Ellis.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife: Harriet; his parents; and two brothers: Floyd (Jeanette) Thorne, and Wilbur (Marjorie) Thorne.

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Michael W. Brey, age 54, of Marshfield, formerly of Colby, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Colby. Family and friends are welcome from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby with a Rosary Service at 5:00 PM and from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Michael was born on August 2, 1960, the son of Daniel and Marilyn (Devine) Brey in Marshfield. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School and graduated from Colby High School in 1978. Michael attended UW-Marshfield and UW-Eau Claire studying accounting. He worked for various businesses as a bookkeeper.

 

Michael enjoyed the theatre and was active in the Showcase Players in Colby and the Campus Community Players at UW-Marshfield. He participated in cross country, Cherokee Chum 4-H showing chickens and woodworking and played the tuba in high school. Michael also enjoyed watching sports, drinking Pepsi and eating chocolate.

 

Michael is survived by his father, Daniel Brey of Colby; six sisters and one brother: Deborah Brey of Colby, Diane Brey of Appleton; Sally (Robert) Crane of Stevens Point, Gary (Vicky) Brey of Appleton, Doreen (David) Hebert of Spencer, Kathleen (Joseph) Conley of Marshfield and Judine Brey of Eau Claire; ten nieces and nephews: Joshua, Amy and Nicholas Crane, Kevin and Kelly Brey, Daniel, Marcella and Steven Hebert and Anthony and Theodore Conley. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn and his grandparents.

 

A very special thank you to his extended family at Golden Horizons in Marshfield for their loving care and making Michael a part of their family these past 10 years.

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