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Muriel May Gaddis


Muriel May Gaddis, age 81, of Withee, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of services on Saturday, May 3.

 

Muriel was born on May 25, 1932 in Curlew, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Ward) Johnson. She graduated from Curlew High School. Muriel was united in marriage to Arthur E. Gaddis on March 4, 1951 in Curlew, Iowa. She was active on the farm in rural Withee and worked as a physical therapist assistant at the hospital in Stanley for many years.

 

Muriel was a member of the United Methodist Church in Withee and was active in the National Ayrshire Cattle Association. She also enjoyed her Thursday Coffee with her friends in Withee.

 

Muriel is survived by her husband, Arthur Gaddis; two sons: David Gaddis of Withee and Kevin (Melanie) Gaddis of Neillsville; two grandchildren: Ryan (Nancy) Gaddis of Christie and Dustin Gaddis of Eau Claire; one great-grandson, Erich Gaddis.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen.

Betty J. Richert


 

BETTY J. RICHERT

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: 132 South 7th Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:34 A.M. Monday, April 21 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 months and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 23 at the Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 23 at the Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 10, 1925 at Illinois

 

EDUCATION: Attended area schools in Elgin, Illinois

 

MARRIAGE: March 13, 1943 in Elgin, Illinois to Lavern F. Richert

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Betty cooked at the Township of Molitor School for a couple of years. Lavern and Betty owned and operated a dairy farm for about 10 years. She then worked at an apartment complex in Crystal Lake, Illinois as a secretary for 11 to 12 years. Betty enjoyed dancing, cooking, making Christmas goodies and traveling

 

MEMBER OF: Community Church of Christ, Medford

 

PAST MEMBER: Community Church of Christ in Crystal Lake, IllinoisSURVIVING SPOUSE: Lavern F. Richert of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Judy (Roy) Acker of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Debbie Richert of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Daughters: Joan Richert in infancy and Bonnie Fleming
Son: Marvin Richert

 

Deceased Granddaughter: Paula Feaster

 

Deceased Great-Grandson: Jacob Potocnik

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Penny Fleming, Paul Fleming, Roxanne (Tony) Potocnik, Rick Acker, Amy (Matt) Malovrh and Jordan Richert

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Evelyn Oberhart, Millie, Carl, Albert, Fred and Robert Schultz

 

DECEASED FATHER: Martin Schultz

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Daisy Schultz (Maiden Name: Foreman)

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary Grandchildren: Penny Fleming, Paul Fleming, Roxanne Potocnik, Rick Acker, Amy Malovrh and Jordan Richert

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Betty’s family to be designated at a later date to the Community United Church of Christ and to Hope Hospice
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Margaret A. White


MARGARET A. WHITE

 

AGE: 88

 

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:09 A.M. Friday, April 18 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 months and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Lourdu Mandapati

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Township of Little Black

 

VISITATION: 12 Noon until 1:45 P.M. Tuesday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 8, 1925 at Stratford, Township of Eau Plaine

 

EDUCATION: St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Stratford and a graduate of Stratford High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 2, 1952 at Stratford to Vilas H. White and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1980

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Margaret worked as a secretary at the WIGM Radio Station. After her marriage, she worked at Klinner Accounting in Medford during tax seasons. Margaret was a teller at Industrial Credit Union until her retirement. She enjoyed doing genealogy work.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Jodeen (Kevin) Liegl of Stetsonville
Son: Edward White of Medford

 

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Jodi (Significant Other: Joe Miller) Liegl of Marshfield, John (Abby) Liegl of Madison and Kati Liegl of Milwaukee

 

GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Hadlee Miller of Marshfield

 

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Dorothy Wenzel of Stratford and Velva White of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters: Lillian Thums, Caroline Nikolai, Rose Wenzel, Mary Mayer and Dorothy Wenzel
Brothers: Joseph, Rupert, Frank and Edward Wenzel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph L. Wenzel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Wenzel (Maiden Name: Linzmeier)

 

PALLBEARERS: Verlyn and Bernie Wenzel, Frankie Nikolai, Joe Obenhoffer, Jodi, John and Kati Liegl

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Margaret’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Margaret "Peg" J. Tuma


 

MARGARET “PEG” J. TUMA

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: 258 Vincent Street, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 AM Saturday, April 19 at her residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:15 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, April 24 DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 15, 1928 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford, 1946 graduate of Medford High School, and graduate of Marvel Beauty College, Milwaukee

 

MARRIAGE: May 14, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Robert Franz Tuma and he preceded her in death March 20, 2002

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked as a beautician in Milwaukee from 1947-1950. They then moved to Medford & from 1950-1973 she and her husband owned/operated Bob’s Drive-In. She then worked at Marathon Cheese in Medford until her retirement. She enjoyed walking, golf, crafts, travel, curling, gardening, making “Pins by Peg”, board games & auctions.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where she did volunteer work and was an Eucharistic Minister; The Red Hatters; Friends of the Medford Library; Taylor Co. Historical Society; Past member of Medford Curling Club & Tee-Hi Golf Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Margaret “Peggy” Lynn (Richard) Frey of Coyote, NM, Gary Tuma of Milwaukee, Scott (Peter Ryan) Tuma of Nevada City, CA, Brian Tuma of Milwaukee, Pauline (Teak Wall)Tuma of Portland, OR

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Nathan (Reaca Pearl) Frey of Denver, CO, Noel Frey of Madison & Andrea Mayer of Green Bay

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Miles & Charlie Frey of Denver, CO

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Lambert “Red” Brost of Medford, LeRoy Brost of Medford, Vernon Brost of Medford, Tom Brost of Abbotsford, Allen (Joanne) Brost of Medford
Sisters – Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay & Marlene Dettmering of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Rita Werner

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Catherine (Enders) Brost

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Black River Industries of Medford, Hope Hospice of Medford, or Our Ladies of Holy Rosary Parish, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Dorothy E. Shattuck


 

Dorothy E. Shattuck, age 91, of Owen, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Curtiss Alliance Church. Pastor Carl Swarr will officiate. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Town of Hixon. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Dorothy was born on November 4, 1922, the daughter of Ralph and Hazel (Lott) Vickers in Rockwell, Iowa. She attended grade school at the Pine Creek School in Holoway and graduated from Owen High School in 1940. On November 10, 1940, Dorothy was united in marriage to George Shattuck in Maplehurst. Together, they farmed in the town of Longwood, moved to Rockford, IL for 9 months and then moved back to a farm in the Town of Hoard.

 

On the farm, she was a hard worker and took care of the milking. Dorothy was a very loving mom, grandma and friend. She liked to entertain and provided wonderful meals for all her family and guests. Dorothy tended her beautiful flower gardens was very artistic. Several of her paintings are displayed in the area. She was a member of Curtiss Alliance Church and Eastern Star.

 

Dorothy is lovingly survived by her three sons: Roger (Sue) of Medford, Lynn (Joyce) of Owen and Dale (Cindy) of Edmond, OK; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Hazel; her husband, George on August 1, 2010 and two brothers: Lloyd and Robert Vickers. 

Donald E. Bartelt


 

DONALD E. BARTELT

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Town of Greenwood resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:45 PM Thursday, April 17 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 14 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Greenwood

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Monday, April 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1931 at the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County

 

EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Town of Greenwood

 

MARRIAGE: October 11, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Elaine A. Frahmann and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood all his life until retirement in 1997. While farming, he also worked as a truck driver for the Eggert Company, worked at the Medford Co-op Creamery, owned/operated school busses for the Rib Lake School District, sold & installed Berg barn equipment and owned/operated a gravel & excavating business. He also served as Supervisor & Chairman for the Township of Greenwood. He enjoyed playing cards, camping and spending time with family & friends.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood where he also served on the cemetery board and was President & Treasurer on the church council for periods of time.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine A. Bartelt of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Duane) Brahmer of Medford, Kathy (Randy) Dassow of Rib Lake, Linda (David) Zettler of Athens, David “Okey” (Linda) Bartelt of Medford, Donald “Chip” (Jeanine) Bartelt of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Loren Bartelt in February of 1971

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Melvin Bartelt of Sussex, Harold Bartelt of Medford, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Rib Lake, Bernard (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin, Darlene Gordon of Abbotsford
Brother-in-law: John Klimeck of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ethel Klimeck & Phyllis Bartelt in infancy
Sisters-in-law: Mary & Francis Bartelt

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Bartelt

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Klein) Bartelt

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Justin & Jason Dassow, Travis Zettler, Michael, Dustin, Devin & Damin Bartelt

 

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

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