ROBERT “BOB” R. DRAEGER
ADDRESS: W7140 Wester Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:50 AM Sunday, December 8 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 years
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford
OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger
INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 10 and also from 9 to 11 AM on Wednesday, December 11
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 8, 1927 at the Township of Bern, Marathon County
EDUCATION: Township of Bern elementary school & attended Medford High School
MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Delores Ann Brushaber and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed for most of his life in the Township of Medford. While farming, he worked at the Medford Creamery, Harvey Company & Weather Shield Mfg. until his retirement. He enjoyed puzzles, hunting, fishing, playing cards, darts, dancing and watching baseball games.
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delores A. Draeger of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet (Ned) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Allen Draeger of Medford, Duane (Sue) Draeger of Medford, Donald (Carol) Draeger of Eau Claire, Leroy (Marge) Draeger of Medford, Carol (Gary) Kurth of Ogema, Marlene Gajda of Medford, Sharon Ruback of Merrimac, NH, Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, WI, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, MN, Cynthia “Cindy” (Jim) Annala of Westboro, Brian Draeger of Fairfield, Maine
CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; Grandchildren - Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger;
Great Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 26 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 21
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Arlene (George) Collander of Camden, NJ
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – Harvey & Dennis Draeger; Sister - Edith Weiler
DECEASED FATHER: Robert Draeger, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Schlais
PALLBEARERS: Sons – Allen, Duane, Donald, Leroy, Eugene & Brian Draeger
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Monte Mediger, 42, of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, formerly of Keizer, Oregon, passed away December 07, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, Wisconsin with visitation beginning at 12:00 and services and military honors beginning at 2:00. A lunch and time for sharing will be held after the service.
An additional service and time for celebration will be planned for a later date in Keizer, Oregon with internment at the Willamette National Cemetery.
Monte was born in Crescent City, California to James (Jim) and Candis (Candy) Mediger. He was a member of the 1990 Roseburg High School graduating class in Roseburg, Oregon and was a proud Indian until the end.
Monte served in the United States Navy from 1990 to 1994 and served on both the USS Thach and the USS Carl Vinson. He achieved the rank of E5 and received the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the SW Asia Service Medal with the Bronze Star. He proudly helped defend our country during the first Gulf War when his ship was stationed in the Persian Gulf.
As an avid golfer, he enjoyed many hours at the McNary Golf Course in Keizer, Oregon where he was a member with his father and later enjoyed several years as part of the men’s league at the Meadowview Golf Course in Owen-Withee, Wisconsin. Monte also enjoyed the outdoors, specifically fishing. He relished the thrill of Salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast and on the Columbia River. He later found joy in the many lakes in Northern Wisconsin and even came to enjoy ice fishing.
Monte was an active member of the Abbotsford Lions Club and the Dorchester Midnight Riders Snowmobile club. He was an honorary member of the local “Hog Farmers” motorcycle group and enjoyed several cross country trips with his wife, Joanna, as well as many weekend rides on their beloved Honda Goldwing. They especially enjoyed riding the Beartooth and Chief Joseph Highways in Southern Montana and Northern Wyoming.
Monte’s true love, though, was football. He proudly helped coach the Regis Rams of Stayton, Oregon for several years and then later served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Abbotsford Falcons of Abbotsford, Wisconsin. As a huge fan of college football, he shared every win and loss with the Oregon Ducks, his beloved team.
Monte is preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Mary Mediger and John and Joyce Wilson, and his aunt, Annette Crandall.
Monte is survived by his wife of nearly ten years, Joanna Mediger; his parents, Jim and Candy; his sister Angela (Jeff) Badgett; four neices, Shalynn and Marisa Eckley, and Molly and Madison Fish; his nephew Evan Fish; several uncles and cousins; and his beloved dog Jack.
Rose Anne Riegert, 97, of Medford, formerly of the Town of Deer Creek, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, under her families care and Hope Hospice Care at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Father Gerard Willger and Father Lourdumar Reddy Mandapati will officiate. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville. Pallbearers will be Michael Riegert, Mark Riegert, Steve Hasenohrl, Joe Cypher, Jason Cypher and Don Cypher.
Rose was born September 27, 1916 in the Town of Deer Creek to the late Ren and Josephine (Vogt) Riegert. She attended Pleasant Valley School and graduated in 1934 from Medford High School. She was employed in Milwaukee in the 1930’s. She later worked at the Suits Drug Store and the Medford Co-op in Medford. She also kept books for the family farm, the Riegert Bros. mink ranch and Dairy Consultants.
Rose enjoyed playing cards and was especially good at cribbage. She gardened, put up her own produce and baked the “old country” recipes. Rose set puzzles, did cross-word puzzles, latched-hooked rugs and knit until just before her death. She cared for family members and offered hospitality to whoever stopped in. Her cookie jar was always ready for company.
Rose is survived by her sister-in-law; Norma Riegert, 2 nephews; Michael Riegert and Mark (Pam Motte) Riegert of Medford, 2 nieces; Sharon (Joe) Cypher of Medford, and Judy (Steve) Hasenhorl of Rapid City, SD. Also 2 great-nieces; Megan (Adam) Laufenberg and Abbie Hasenhorl, 2 great-nephews; Jason (Amy) Cypher and Don (Heather) Cypher, 1 great-great-nephew; Alex Cypher and a great-great niece; Emily Cypher.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister; Matilda Mueller and her brothers; Herb and Ed Riegert.
Donald L. Kraut, age 98, died on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. He was a life-long resident of Curtiss until his move to The Angelus in Marshfield in September 2003. In January, 2008, he became a resident of the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.
Don was born October 21, 1915, to Frank and Ida (Kind) Kraut. He attended Curtiss State Graded School and graduated from Owen High School in 1935. In February, 1936, Don graduated from the Goodman College of Embalming in Milwaukee which was followed by a one-year apprenticeship in Thorp. He then opened his own funeral home in Dorchester.
In 1942, Don was drafted into the Army and was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, 1st Special Brigade. His unit received strenuous amphibian training in beach landings and traveled from Staten Island to Ireland, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Northern France, Germany and England. Corporal Kraut and the men of the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment were the only ones to participate in seven campaigns and landed at Utah Beach before the war ended in 1945. He was a member of the Battle of Normandy Foundation and has his name inscribed on the Wall of Liberty. Don was also a Charter Member of Eisenhower's Order of the Day for D-Day date June 5, 1944. During his lifetime, he looked forward to attending the annual 531st Engineer Shore Regiment reunions which were held throughout the United States.
Following the war, Donald operated funeral homes in Dorchester, Owen and Abbotsford. He retired as a funeral director in 1980, and in May, 1988, he received a Certificate of Recognition for 50 years of service as a member of the funeral service profession in Wisconsin.
Don was a member of the Federal, State, and Local Funeral Directors' Associations, former Vice-President and Director of the Curtiss Bank, member of the Curtiss Lions Club, and Charter Member of the Curtiss Community Club. He was also a member of the Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Abbotsford VFW Post #865.
Don served as Curtiss Village President for 17 years, during which time the village celebrated its centennial in 1982. He was a Life Member of the Clark County Historical Society and served as a Director. Don was also a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Curtiss and served on the Church Council.
Don never married. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Elsie Kraut, his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and James Cattanach, a brother-in-law, Gorton Vorland, and a niece, Pamela Bentley.
His survivors include two sisters: Pearl Vorland of Colby and Ethel Zulke of Hillsboro. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and their families, and other close relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. The Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman and Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Interment with Military Honors provided by the Owen-Withee American Legion Post #123 and Colby VFW Post #2227 will be at the Pine Hill Cemetery in the town of Mayville. Family and friends are welcome from 3:00 until 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 10 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen and one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Donald's name.
Donald's family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Clark County Health Care Center for their compassion and excellent care these past five years.
HAROLD “SONNY” J. DASSOW, JR.
ADDRESS: W5256 Dassow Ave., Medford; A township of Chelsea resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced 12:20 PM on Friday, December 6 at his residence in the Town of Chelsea
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team
OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen
INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 8 PM on Monday, December 9 and also from
9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 10
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 11, 1949 at Medford
EDUCATION: Frey elementary school, Town of Browning and was a graduate of Medford High school; he also received a degree in Advanced Production Agriculture from NTC in Wausau
MARRIAGE: May 5, 1972 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Elizabeth “Betty” Overman and she preceded him in death November 15, 2006
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he was a US Army veteran. After the military, he returned to the area and did woods work. Then he purchased a farm in the Town of Chelsea where he farmed until his retirement. In retirement, he continued to do woods work and did custom farm work. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, gambling, and his grandchildren.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters - Tammie (Lance) Helmert of Medford, Mindy (Ryan) Thomas of Medford, Karrie (Nick Klinger) Dassow of Medford & Marsha (Kris) Schiszik of Fall Creek; Son – Monte (Lori) Dassow of Medford
CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandsons – Jacob Schiszik in 2007
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Joe (Lynn) Dassow of Phillips, Mary Lou (Duane) Anderson of Medford, Judy (Gary) Weir of Medford, Leroy (Jeanette) Dassow of Medford, Ronald (Sharon) Dassow of Medford, Mark Dassow of Medford, Jane (Hoss) Ostrowski of Wausau, Carol (Tom) Judnic of Medford, Lanny (Debra) Dassow of Medford, Sara Dassow of Medford, Laura (Steve) Larson of Stratford
SURVIVING PARENTS: Harold & Mary Ann (Kraemer) Dassow of Medford
PALLBEARERS: Victor Schiszik, Gary Weir, Romie Kraemer, Roger Brandner, Rob Lamberty, Leroy Dassow
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