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Thomas P. Brost




AGE: 78


ADDRESS: 2851 Boss Road in Abbotsford, Previously of 634 S. Park Ave. Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:05 A.M. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Private Memorial Service was held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger


INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment took place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1936 in Medford


EDUCATION: Tom attended Holy Rosary Grade School


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Tom enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, the outdoors and watching T.V.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lambert “Red”, Leroy, Vernon, Allen (Joanne) Brost all of Medford, Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay and Marlene Dettmering of Medford. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rita Werner in 1975 and Margaret “Peg” Tuma on April 19, 2014




DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret C. Enders


OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Tom’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Schools.
-For online condolences, please visit 

Marjorie "Marge" E. Metz




AGE: 67


ADDRESS: N3895 Oriole Drive, Medford; A Township of Medford resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 7:55 AM on Tuesday, December 16 at her residence in the Town of Medford


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, December 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Township of Little Black


VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, December 19


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 6, 1947 at Medford


EDUCATION: Little Black Center School, Town of Little Black and was a graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: July 20, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Paul L. Metz and he survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her earlier years, she worked as a nurses aid at Memorial Nursing Home, Medford. Then she worked as a housewife & mother while her children were growing up. In 1981 she worked as a nurses aid and later a receptionist at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County, Medford until ill health forced her retirement in 2003. She enjoyed gardening, scrap booking, baking, camping & other family adventures, spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and she had a gift to gab.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Paul L. Metz of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Timothy (fiance – Dianne Gebhart) Metz of Sun Prairie, WI; Brenda (Brian Richards) Metz of Mosinee; Julie (Scott) Navarre of Marshfield


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Ethan & Peyton Metz, Parker & Megan Navarre


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Nancy Wycliffe of Medford, Neal (Jean) Nuernberger of Wahpeton, ND, Paul (Linda) Nuernberger of Medford, Mary (Tom) Brost of Medford, Sara Nuernberger of Medford
Brother-in-law: Roger Paul of Hubertus, WI; Sister-in-law: Doris Nuernberger of Sheboygan Falls, WI


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: David Nuernberger & Ellyn Paul


EPHEW DECEASED: Eric Nuernberger


SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother-in-law: Beulah Metz of Medford


DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Arnold Nuernberger


DECEASED MOTHER: Goldie Irene Moore


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Hope Hospice of Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society
-For online condolences, please visit 

Roger R. Hubbard


Roger R. Hubbard, age 63, formerly of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Tomah.


A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Scott Johnson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and Owen-Withee Vets Club.


Roger was born on January 11, 1951, the son of Allen and Ella (Heiman) Hubbard. He attended the Thorp area schools, graduating in 1969. Roger served in the U. S. Army from 1971-72, stationed in Germany.


Roger is survived by his daughter, Shari Wakefield of Marshfield; his grandson, Devan Wakefield of Seymour, TN; 11 brothers and sisters: Robert (Carol) of Withee, Bonnie Ross of Las Vegas, NV, Sandy (Ken) Engel of Owen, Donna (Joe) Soborowicz of Montverde, FL, Royce (Karla) of Thorp, Barb (Dale) Schulz of Edgar, Bill of Stanley, Earl of Owen, Neil of Fairchild, Ivan of Owen and John (Joy) of Thorp. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.

Richard "Dick" E. Kangas


Richard "Dick" E. Kangas, age 62, of Thorp, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home.


A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Bruce Kannenberg will officiate. Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.


Richard was born on March 17, 1952 the son of Eino and Dorothy (Marten) Kangas in Phillips. During Richard's working years, he worked for local farmers as a farm laborer, at the Occupational Development Center and most recently at the Clark County Health Care Center.


Richard was friendly and kind, gentle, and generous with a heart of gold. He valued friendships and had a love for animals just like his mother. Richard's favorite past times were doing latch hook, coloring, eating out, going to the movies, taking short trips or spending a day at the casino. Most of all he loved to be around his friends and sisters, while beating you at a game of checkers.


Richard is survived by his two sisters: Shirley (David) Williams of Medford and Marilyn (Duane) Meyers of Colby; his uncle and aunt, Francis and Lillie Belle Marten of Pittsville; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David.

Ralph H. Hamann


Ralph H. Hamann, age 80, of rural Colby, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. John High Steeple Lutheran Church in the Town of Wien, Marathon County. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. Inurnment will be held in the church cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.


Ralph was born on July 19, 1934 in the Town of Frankfort, Marathon County. He was united in marriage to Mary Alice Scheper on December 6, 1969 at the St. John Lutheran Parsonage. Ralph farmed on the family farm where he was born retiring at age 65. He continued to live on the farm until his death. Ralph also worked at Weyerhauser Door in Marshfield.


Ralph enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially hunting out west. He was a life long member of St. John Lutheran Church.


Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary of Colby; his daughter, Bonnie Hamann of Wausau; his son, Dale Hamann of New Lisbon; three grandchildren: John, Eva and Claudia Bondgien. He is further survived by his sister, Arabelle Syring of Stratford and his brother, Wallace Hamann of Colby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Dwayne Hamann and daughter-in-law, Marie Hamann.


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