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AGE: 93


ADDRESS: Allman Avenue, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:50 PM Monday, May 2 at his residence in the city of Medford under the loving care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team


VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 6


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 4, 1923 at Medford


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford


MARRIAGE: 1st: November 15, 1948 at Medford to Lillian Lapacek and she preceded him in death July 7, 1968;
2nd: October 2, 1974 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Mary Ann Reynolds and she survives


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a WW II veteran having served from 1943-1945 in the European Theatre. After the military, he returned to Medford and worked as a clerk at the Co-op Store for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, playing cards, reading and traveling.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Life Member of the Medford V.F. W. #5729


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary Ann Meyer of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Dennis (Jae) Meyer of Reno, Nevada & Michael (Cora) Meyer of Elgin, IL
Grandchildren – Christopher (Claudia) Meyer, Jenifer (Ross) Antonacci, Sarah (Simon) Hughes, Anne (Ian) McWilliams
Great Grandchildren – Alexander & Alexis Meyer, Aiden Hughes, Bianca Antonacci




BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John Meyer, Edward “Scotty” Meyer, Fr. Bernard Meyer, SM, Twins – Lawrence & Leon Meyer; Sisters – Margaret Danen, Marie Hayden, Regina Querin




DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes (Pritzel) Meyer


PALLBEARERS: Chris & Dale Meyer, Dale Ludwig, John Danen, Bill Hayden, Brian Krause


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Holy Rosary Catholic School, 215 W. Washington Ave., Medford, WI 54451
-For online condolences, please visit 



Constance Goodman Stack, 83, of Baraboo, Wi. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells.

  She was born on July 8, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Estelle Goodman of Medford. On Dec.21, 1954, she was married to Eugene Stack of Baltimore, Maryland at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Eugene and Connie met in the state of Maine where both were youth camp counselors while in college.
  After graduating from Medford High School in 1950, Connie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in physical education and was later employed as a recreation director.     She loved to stay active and played and coached tennis and volleyball. She enjoyed reading novels and caring for her plants. Connie’s faith was most important to her and became stronger as time went on. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and school in Baraboo. She also served on the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Board for a number of years. She loved her family with a fond love for her 9 grandchildren.
  Survivors include her four children, Eugene (Susan) Stack Jr., of Delavan, Patrick (Laura) Stack, of Baraboo, Laura (Tim) Stack-Gorman, of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kevin (Jamie) Stack, of Sun Prairie; sister, Judi (Mark) Seidl, of Wausau; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, as well as her sister-in-law Donna Goodman, of Medford, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Stack; and her brother, Jack Goodman.
  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Medford.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Mike Hardy, 124 Second St., Baraboo, WI, 53913, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (1-800-805-5856)

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at



Delores Margaret Kiefer, age 92, of Abbotsford, passed away May 2, 2016 at her home, with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on May 7, 2016  at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate. A visitation will be held at the church on May 7, from 9:00 AM until the time of service.  


Delores was born December 11, 1923 in the town of Hull to John and Rose (Thorn) Brill.  Delores is a graduate of Colby High School.  Soon after she met Raymond Kiefer and they married June 12, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Together they had 8 children which were the love of her life and they farmed in the town of Holton until 1984.   


Delores was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW), and was the President of The National Catholic Order of Foresters for many years. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, sewing, baking, crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren.  Delores and Raymond loved to travel.  They  traveled all over the world to places like; Hawaii, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and all 50 states.


Delores is survived by her husband; Raymond:  five sons; Ronald of Colby, Larry (Cheryl) of Hawaii, Dan (Robyn) of Abbotsford, Tom of Bear Creek, and Mark (Krish) of Wauconia, MN, and three daughters; Rose (Ken) Solberg of New London, Trish (Brad) Podevels of Colby, and Michelle (Jeff) Wellsandt of Colby.  She is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, 6 great- great grandchildren.


Delores is preceded in death by her siblings; Mary Ann, Leona, John, and Betty.


The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Kiefer family with arrangements.





AGE: 92




PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford where

he had resided since June of 2015


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey


OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza


INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood


VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1924 in Medford


EDUCATION: Chester attended Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford


MARRIAGE: On June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Chester married the love of his life Bernadine Scheithauer and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Chester worked for his father at Brahmer & Earl Concrete Co. for 5 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943 until 1946, where he achieved the rank of Corporal and received a good conduct medal and marksman. After his service, Chester returned to the Rib Lake area and worked at Hurd Windows Mfg. in Medford from 1946 to 1954. He then opened Chet & Bernie’s Tavern in the Town of Greenwood, and operated it for 55 years until his retirement in 2008. Chet played baseball for various leagues and played softball for Hurds. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, staying at the cabin at the lake, playing cribbage and cards, ice fishing, tending bar and serving his customers and community. Chet also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.


MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Past member of Taylor County Tavern League, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club, Taylor County Sportsman’s and was a lifetime member of the Medford V.F.W.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer of Medford, Gerald (La Nah) Brahmer of Medford, Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake and Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley (Jim) Wilson




BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: Aubrey (June) Brahmer, Aaron (Loretta) Brahmer
& Victor (Virginia) Brahmer,
3 Sisters: Faye, Fern & Mary Ann Brahmer


DECEASED FATHER: Anton “Tony” Brahmer




PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner

Active: Ashley Wilson, Todd, Michael, Kurt & Derek Brahmer & Tyler Henke


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



Bernard W. Miller, age 68 of the Town of Holway, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his residence, under the tender care of Hope Hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Town of Spirit, Taylor County. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 PM until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Bernard was born on July 21, 1947, the son of William and Norma (Meier) Miller in Prentice, WI. He attended Prentice High School. Bernard worked for the Chicago Northwest Rail Road in Milwaukee and the oil fields in Texas for a number of years and most recently logged in Ely, MN, Custer, SD, and in Price County, WI until becoming disabled. They then purchased a hobby farm in the Town of Holway.       Bernard married Brenda Komarek on June 22, 1987 in Bessemer, MI.
  Bernard loved to garden,tending his animals on his hobby farm, canning, traveling, singing (especially Johnny Cash music) and reading history books.
  Bernard is survived by his wife: Brenda Miller of Medford, children: Dawn Schlenvogt of Port Washington, Clifford Miller of Port Washington, Wendy (Terrance) Hart of Fredonia, Heidi (Trampus) Geiger of Athens, Heather (Thomas) Fox of Dorchester and Isaac (Kristina Hermanson) of Mosinee, grandchildren: Dakota, Amber, Skylar, Jordan, Sophia, Leigha, Benjamin, Jayden, Riley and Payton. He is further survived by his brother: James Miller and a sister: Nelda Phillips.
  He was preceded in death by his grandson; Stephen Paul Miller and a brother; Richard Miller.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at


Joseph W. Weaver, age 1 year, 2 months and 1 day of Edgar, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as a result of a farm accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Marathon Mennonite Church in the Town of Frankfort. Steven Hoover, Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Lamar Weaver and Bishop Jerry Brubacker will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Wise, Jason Wise, Lewis Weaver, and Kevin Weaver. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Joseph’s residence (W793 Huckleberry Road Edgar, WI).

  Joseph was born on February 22, 2015 at home, the son of and Clair G. & Susanna L. (Wise) Weaver.

  Joseph is survived by his parents: Clair and Susanna Weaver of Edgar; paternal grandparents: Clarence and Marian Weaver of Lebanon, PA, maternal grandparents: Lloyd and Esther Wise of Denver, PA, brothers and sisters: Carolyn W. Weaver, Marvin W. Weaver, Anita W. Weaver, Judith W. Weaver and Nelson W. Weaver all at home, aunts,uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
   The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.



Max E. Ramker, age 92, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Thursday, April 28 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, officiated by Father Peter Manickam. A Visitation will be held Thursday  from 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, followed by the rosary starting at 10:30 on Thursday at St. Bernard's. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby following the service.

Max was born September 18, 1923 in Greene, Iowa to John and Edith (Adams) Ramker. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Colby. Max was joined in marriage to his wife, Bonnie Voelker , on September 16, 1944 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Bonnie and Max owned and operated their farm until they retired in 1977. Max bred cows for Piper Brothers, drove truck for Harmony Coop, and did woodworking in his basement. 

Max enjoyed fishing and hunting up at his cabin on Mead Lake.  But most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family; especially those precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.    

He is survived by his 7 children; Sandy Asplund of Colby, Mary (Dan) Lewis of Depere, Debbie (Mel) Kurszewski of Milwaukee, Mike (Linda) Ramker of Davenport, Iowa, Dan (Carrie) Ramker of Colby, Dawn (Craig) Lieders of Colby, and John (Jenny) Ramker of Colby. He is further survived by 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and his sister; Betty Peterson;  along with many other nieces, nephews, friends, and other family members.

Max is preceded in death by his wife; Bonnie (November 19, 2010), his son; Sam Ramker, three sisters; Velma Becker, Bernice Korner, and Maxine Ramker and three brothers; Virgil Ramker, Melvin Ramker, and Merlin Ramker.




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