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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.

Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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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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Tyler John Rau, 22, of Abbotsford, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Reverend James Babler will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville.

 

Tyler was born on November 12, 1992 to Tim and Jill (Martinson) Rau in St. Croix Falls. He is a 2011 graduate of Abbotsford High School. He was currently enrolled at UW Eau Claire perusing a degree in information Technology program. He loved anything to do with computers. In his free time he enjoyed reading and pursuing a black belt in karate.

 

Tyler, on a family trip this last winter, found a passion a snowboarding. When the rest of the family just couldn't snowboard very well, Tyler was a natural.

 

Tyler is survived by his parents; Tim and Jill Rau of Abbotsford, a sister; Courtney Rau of Abbotsford, 2 brothers; Dakota Rau and Logan Rau of Abbotsford; Grandparents; Arlene Rau of Dorchester, and Chuck and Doris Martinson of Amery, 9 uncles; Dave (Kitty) Rau of Dorchester, Richard Rau of Dorchester, Wayne (Donna) Rau of Dorchester, Dan (Chris) Rau of Abbotsford, Randy (Patti) Rau of Dorchester, Pat (Stephanie) Rau of Suamico, Eric Martinson of Osceola, Phil (Michelle) Martinson of Amery, and Scott (Michelle) Martinson of Minnesota and also an aunt Jody (Al) Hubred of Amery. He is also survived by many cousins, other family, and friends.

Tyler was preceded in death by his grandfather; George Rau.

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Velva A. Engel, age 74, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in a traffic Accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 2 , 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, WI. Reverend James Babler will officiate. Burial will be held in Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of McMillan. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Velva was born on March 1, 1941 the daughter of Harold and Agnes (Carl) Bach in Marshfield, WI. She was united in marriage to Walter Engel on September, 3 1960 in Milwaukee, WI. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2015. They moved to Abbotsford, WI in 1971.

 

Velva enjoyed shopping. Everything from shopping from magazines, to finding a good deal at a garage sale. During her free time she enjoyed reading. Velva never missed her grandchildren's ballgames. She was their number one fan.

 

Velva is survived by 2 children: Walter J. Engel Jr., Salem, OR,
Debera Schneider, Racine, WI grandson; Shawn Tendeland, Oconomowoc, special family: Manuel (Candi) Gamillo, Manny Jr., Sarah and Fransisco Gamillo, sister; Janet (Jerry) Okane of Madison; a sister-in-law; Kathy Bach of Chili and a brother; James Bach of Stratford. She is further by two sister-in-laws: Darlene Schaperkoetter and Sharon (Charles) Jung of Mascoutah, IL and a brother-in-law August (Margarett) Engel of Alaska, , three nieces and two nephews and 6 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Walter, her parents, Walter parents, and two brothers.

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Gladys Irene Marcott, 83, of Abbotsford, passed away at her residence in Abbotsford. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Curtiss Missionary Alliance Church in Curtiss with the service at 2:00 PM. Reverend Carl Swarr will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss.

 

Gladys was born December 16, 1931 in Waubay, South Dakota, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Pierce) Krause. She received her education at Waubay Schools and was a 1949 graduate of Waubay High School. Gladys attended the Saint Paul Bible Institute in Minnesota and worked at the Dessie Scott Children's Home in Pine Ridge, KY. On August 7, 1965 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Marcott at the Owen Alliance Church in Owen, WI. She lived on the Marcott family farm in the Town of Mayville.

 

Gladys worked at the Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford and Kramer's IGA in Abbotsford for a number of years and at the Colonial Living Center in Colby as a member of the activity team until her retirement. She enjoyed helping the elderly with their housekeeping and getting their groceries.

 

She was a member of the Curtiss Alliance Church and she loved to read the bible, tend her flower garden and above all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

 

Gladys is lovingly survived by her children; Donald (Shirley) Marcott of Weston, Susan (John) Milbeck of New Berlin and Burdella (Bill) Blumenstein of Rib Lake, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and cherished friend; George Eloranta.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Wilfred and sons; Arthur, Robert and Richard Marcott .

The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Lillian M. Klemm, age 85, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

Lillian was born on April 25, 1929 in Rib Lake to William and Rose (Roiger) Tilch. In June of 1950, Lillian was married to Irving “Buck” Klemm. Together they moved to Menomonee Falls where they made their home for 25 years. While living in Menomonee Falls, Lillian worked at Briggs & Stratton for 21 years and raised their four children. In 1986, Buck and Lillian retired up to the Pier Willow Region. She and Buck belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, where they were very devoted and active. Throughout her life, she loved gardening & canning, and enjoyed the great outdoors, but the most important thing to her was her family and her devotion to her church.

 

Lillian is survived by
Husband, Buck Klemm of Tripoli
Son, David (Susan) Klemm of Mariatta, GA
3 Daughters, Diane (Gary) Miller of Milwaukee
Deborah Kultgen of Spring, TX
Darlene (Steve) Langhoff of Mount Pleasant, WI
6 Sisters, MaryAnn Klemm of Menomonee Falls
Roselle Neddo of Malta, Idaho
Marcella Hraby of Medford
Cecilia Szomi of Medford
Delores Kenny of West Bend
Margie Tilch of Medford
3 Brothers, Melvin (Ann) Tilch of Abbotsford
Harvey (Mary) Tilch of Milwaukee
John (Sue) Tilch of Delafield

Lillian is further survived by 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.

 

The Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian M. Klemm will take place at 11:00AM on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Pier Willow. Fr. John Anderson to officiate. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:00AM until the time of Mass at 11:00AM. Burial will take place immediately at St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in Lillian’s name to her church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Lucy A. Geiger, 96, of Abbotsford formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Charles Hiebl will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30am until the time of service on Monday. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery following the service.

 

Lucy was born on January 3, 1919 to Richard and Lucy (Leimkuehler) Keller in La Valle, Sauk County, Wisconsin. She attended catholic schools and married Clarence Geiger on May 18, 1937 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1986. They farmed in the Township of Mayville, Dorchester until 1972, when they moved to the Village of Dorchester.
Lucy worked at the Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford and at the Dorchester Elementary School as a cook.

 

Lucy enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing and working on the farm.

 

Lucy was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

 

Lucy is survived by her children: Dale (Donna) Geiger of Dorchester, Richard Geiger of Washington and Janice (Roger) Schmelzer of Burlington, 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and her brother: Ed (Helen Marie) Keller of Elk Grove Village, IL. She is further survived by her nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

Lucy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Clarence, son: Donald and a grandson: Brian Schmelzer
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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MINNIE E. JANDA

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; Former Township of Browning Resident

 

PLACE DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:25 P.M. Wednesday, March 25 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, March 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1922 at the Gad Cheese Factory, Town of Bern; Marathon County

 

EDUCATION: Attended Gad Grade School and a 1940 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 16, 1941 in Chicago, to Alvin “Bub” H. Janda and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2011

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Moved to Chicago for two years and worked as a mother’s helper. After their marriage, they moved back to the Medford area, where they owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Browning until 1989. Minnie was an obstetrics nurse tech for 35 years at the Memorial Health Center. She enjoyed painting, where she took lessons at Joe Obrien’s School of Art. She enjoyed taking trips with the Homemakers Tour Group and her husband and grandchildren. Minnie also taught leatherwork in the 4-H. She also enjoyed gardening.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Adopted Son: Daniel (Rhonda) Janda of the Town of Browning

Also fostered children

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons: David and Kenneth Janda

 

4 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Tom (Pam) Janda, Julie (Fiance Fred Berger), Tim (Missy) Janda and Jill (David) Eckert

 

6 LIVING GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Braxton Janda, Braden Janda, Sierra Berger, Kyana Janda, Karly Eckert and Kassidy Koncel

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Fred (Lynette) Kloth of Wausau and Alvin (Rosie) Kloth of Medford
Sisters-In-Law: Adeline Kloth of Medford and Janet Kloth of Merrill

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward, Elmer and Roland Kloth
Lillian Weiland, Carolyn Clark and Marion Kloth

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Kloth

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Kloth (Maiden Name: Schlais)

 

PALLBEARERS: Tom and Tim Janda, David Eckert, Fred Berger, Charles Kloth and Matt Jari

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Minnie’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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DANIEL E. TROYER

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: N915 Oak Drive, Town of Holway, Curtis, WI 54422

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Died at his residence, Thursday March 26, 2015 at 9:18 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 9:00 AM Sunday March 29, 2015 at the home of Eddy Stutzman, N942 Oak Drive, Town of Holway, Stetsonville, WI 54422.

 

OFFICIATING: Bishop David Borntreger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Area Amish Cemetery

 

VISITATION: Beginning the afternoon of Friday March 27, 2015 until the time of service on Sunday.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 25, 1923 in LaGrange, IN.

 

EDUCATION: Completed up to the 8th Grade.

 

MARRIAGE: Meriam Herschberger, on October 22, 1944. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2008.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Elizabeth of Elk Mound, WI, Eli Jacob (Sadie) of Sheldon, WI, Cornelius (Kathy) of North Manchester, IN, Henry (Lovina) of Middlebury, IN, Moses (Katie) of Edgar, WI, Anna (Christ) Borntreger of Bonduel, WI, Susanna of Curtiss, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 26 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 83 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:1

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 5 Brothers, 6 Sisters

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: His loving Wife, Parents, 1 Granddaughter, 2 Great Grandsons, and 2 Sisters.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Eli Jacob Troyer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna (Christner) Troyer

 

PALLBEARERS: Jake Borntreger, Sam Schrock, Dennis Borntreger, Eli OttoTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Daniel may be made to Ministry Home Hospice, 303 West Upham Street, Marshfield, WI 54459

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LAURIE J. SACHO

 

AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: Serenity House, Tomah, WI; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 AM Monday, March 23 at Serenity House, Tomah where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, March 27 at the United Methodist Church, 287 E. Allman, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin & Rev. Irv Case

 

INTERMENT: 11:45 AM on Saturday, March 28 at Forest Cemetery, Township of Forest, Vernon County, WI

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, March 26; Medford United Methodist Church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, March 27; Burr Wesleyan Church, S1728 County Road V, Hillsboro from 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 28

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 10, 1954 at Plum City, WI

 

EDUCATION: 1972 graduate of Central High School, La Crosse; 1986 graduate of UW-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications & a minor in photography

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: to Fred Meyer at Frederic, WI in 1975 and they were later divorced; 2nd: To Roland Sacho at Medford in 2000 and he preceded her in death in 2004

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she started employment as a reporter/photographer with The Star New in Medford in 1987. In 2005 she joined Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Medford as a Manager of Volunteers until ill health forced her retirement in 2008. She was active in the Medford Reads program & one of the founding members of the Taylor County Volunteer Recognition Council.

 

MEMBER OF: Medford United Methodist Church and past member of the church council; Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Past President of the Medford Kiwanis Club & past Lieutenant Governor for the WI-Upper Michigan Kiwanis District; Past president of the Medford Area Performing Arts Assn., the Medford Business & Professional Women’s organization, and United Way of Taylor County.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Anthony Meyer of Chippewa Falls
Grandson – Michael Meyer of Chippewa Falls

 

DECEASED CHILDREN: infant son - Michael

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Dennis Davison of Fall River & Mark Davison of Hillsboro

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister - Ann

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father – Keith Davison of Sparta; Mother – Marjorie Davison of La Crosse

 

PALLBEARERS: Anthony Meyer, Mark, Dennis, Matthew & Keith Davison, Bill Breneman, Terry Teed

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by Nieces – Corina (Erik) Anderson, La Rue Davison & Katrina Davison; Nephews – Matthew “BJ” Davison & Keith (Jacqui) Davison and their children

 

-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to one of the following: Hope Hospice of Medford, Serenity House of Tomah, Medford Kiwanis Club youth projects, Medford United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Marshfield
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Roger A. Nichols, 73, of Gilman, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at

Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on October 4, 1941 to the
late Alfred and Angeline (Willger) Nichols. Roger graduated from
Gilman High and served his country in the Army. On July 27, 1968
he married Veronica “Ronnie” Kowal.

 

  The couple lived in Racine for many years with Roger working at J.
I. Case transmission plant. After Roger retired the couple moved
to Gilman where they have lived since. Roger was a family man
and was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting and fishing.

 

  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ronnie of Gilman, one son,
Robin (Natalie) Nichols of Racine and their children Beau and Bret
Nichols and one daughter, Rona (David Martin) Nichols of Racine
and their children, Mariah Fatla and Taylor, Alyssa and Dakota
Martin. Roger is further survived by his siblings, Gary (Patti)
Nichols of Deer Park, WI, Bonnie (Paul) Johnson of Gilman and
Dale (Barb) Nichols and Keith (Judy) Nichols both of Eau Claire
and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

  A memorial mass will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 28,
2015 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father
Madanu Sleeva officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until time
of service Saturday at the Church. Plombon Funeral Service-
Gilman is assisting the family. A reception will follow the mass in
the church hall.

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Marvin Paul Rininger, 77, of Edgar, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Born March 16, 1938 in Akron, Ohio to Clarence and Doris Rininger, he lived most of life in the central Wisconsin area.

 

  Marvin is survived by his wife Linda of 25 years, daughters Sherri White, Polly Becker, Kelly Humpal, Tammy (Mark) Henrichs, Beth (Don) Pachniak, Leslie (Justin) Brown and son Mark (Sherry) Rininger, sisters Naomi (Wilbur) Borland, Jean Meehan, Janet (Steve) Rutledge, brothers Harold (Louise) Rininger, Alan Rininger, Dale (Sandy) Rininger, Philip (Ellen) Rininger, Gary (Lisa) Rininger and loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Marvin was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to all.

 

  He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Doris Rininger and brother, Darrell
Rininger.

 

  Marvin loved bowling and playing cards. He was an entrepreneur most of his life and worked as a cashier at the Abbyland Truck Stop in Curtiss for the last 11 years until his retirement in January of this year. He enjoyed watching sports and strongly believed in the virtue of being useful and working hard.

 

  A special thank you to the SICU and Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their loving care and support. Also, thank you to First Presbyterian Church of Abbotsford and Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.

 

  Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Abbotsford on March 23, 2015 followed by the funeral services at 4:00pm. Marvin will be cremated following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marvin’s honor to the First Presbyterian Church, 305 W Elm Street, Abbotsford, WI 54405.
 

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DELORIS M. MATYKA

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: N7155 Evergreen Drive Rib Lake; Township of Greenwood Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:22 P.M. Wednesday, March 18 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 5 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 23 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, March 22 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where a Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. Monday, March 23 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 26, 1933 in Marathon County

 

EDUCATION: Attended Ward Grade School and a 1951 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 26, 1952 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Maurice Moriarity and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1990. 2nd: March 23, 1996 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Paul Matyka

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Deloris was employed at Allis Chambers and Phoenix Hosiery in Milwaukee and later at Phillips Plastics. She enjoyed dancing, listening to polka and country music. Deloris also enjoyed gardening, flowers, jigsaw puzzles, re-upholster furniture and produce stained glass gifts.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

Past-Member and president of Christian Mothers and Sunshine Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Paul Matyka of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Sons: Maurice Moriarity of Rib Lake, Michael (Penny) Moriarity of Milwaukee and William Moriarity of West Allis

 

1 STEP-GRANDCHILD: Sara Ireland of Ogema

 

3 STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Michael, Christina and Liam

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Charles (Theresa) Bube of Rib Lake
2 Sisters: Evelyn Bieniek of Kewaskum and Shirley (John) Hebert of Rib Lake
Also surviving Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Betty Monty, Thomas and William Bube

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Bube

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma Bube (Maiden Name: Schalk)

Also preceded in death by Daughter-In-Law: Lynn Moriarity
Step-Grandson: Munson Voda

 

PALLBEARERS: John Hebert, Andy Dums and Gerald Matyka

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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LILLIAN M. BRUNNER

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Town of Goodrich resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:50 PM Sunday, March 15 at Aspirus Care & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, March 19 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Town of Goodrich

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: Future interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Goodrich

 

VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 19 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Town of Goodrich

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 5, 1925 at Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: Chicago area schools

 

MARRIAGE: In 1977 at Medford to Vincent M. Brunner, Sr. and he preceded her in death July 26, 1995

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a farm hand while residing in the Town of Goodrich for a period of time. She also worked as a housekeeper for Loretta Lemke for a period of time.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Town of Goodrich and past member of its Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Vincent Michael Brunner, Jr. of Medford

 

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LESTER "BUD" D. DASSOW, JR.

 

AGE: 64

 

ADDRESS: 61 MCT, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:14 AM Saturday, March 14 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 12 noon on Saturday, March 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1950 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: St. Anthony's Catholic School in Athens, and was a graduate of Athens High School

 

MARRIAGE: February 5, 1977 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Susan M. Clarke and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked road construction and drove truck for various construction companies, most recently James Peterson & Sons, Medford. He enjoyed hunting, camping, riding motorcycle, old cars & spending time with his family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Susan M. Dassow of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Nikki (Paul) Lelinski of Milwaukee
Son – Wade (Patsy Gumz) Dassow of Stetsonville

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Ethan, Trinity, Grace, Aiden, Chloe, Jordyn SURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – JoAnn (Robert) Gauerke of Marshfield & Mary (James) Zawacki of Stetsonville; Brothers – Mark Dassow of Medford & Dale (Brenda) Dassow of Westminster, CO

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Christine Dassow of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lester F. Dassow, Sr.

 

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JOHN “JACK” LEE OLESON

 

AGE: 75

 

ADDRESS: N184 Swallow Dr. Stetsonville Township of Little Black Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 P.M. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM, Monday March 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

OFFICIATING: Dan Layhew, Funeral Director.

 

INTERMENT: Monday March 16, 2014, Stetsonville Public Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI

 

VISITATION: Monday March 16, 2014 from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, WI.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 30, 1939, Medford, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: May 31, 1958 to Bonnie Ruth Lekie, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford, WI.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John worked as a milk deliverer, paper deliverer and mink farmer for a period of time. He then worked for Fred Dahl at The Skelly Station. Jack and his wife Bonnie owned “J&B Mink Ranch.” He also worked at Weathershield and Tombstone Pizza in Medford for a period of time. John also worked as a security guard for J&J Security. After his retirement, he worked for the forestry at the campgrounds until he became ill. John enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, music festivals, traveling, mowing the lawn and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bonnie Ruth (Lekie) Oleson of Stetsonville, WI.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rondi (Ron) Hemmer of Owen, John (Dee Dee) Oleson of Medford, Scott (Gail) Oleson of Holloway, Shelly (Mark) Raatz of Stetsonville & Vicki (Randy) Wicks of Stetsonville.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 Grandchildren: Travis Hemmer, Amber (Nate) Curtin, Tyler (Holly) Oleson, Shawna Oleson, Drogun Oleson, Taylor Oleson, Dakota Oleson, Christopher Oleson & Cori Oleson, Coleton Raatz & Kyle Neuman, Becca Peleschak, Kyle Cullen, Jeremy Cullen & Jacob Wicks

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6: Dominic, Allison, William, Erik, Autumn & Lily

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Glenn(Jackie) Oleson of Abbotsford, Linda Ryan of Milton, & Diane Cooper of Moscow, TX, Brother-in-laws: Vernon Brost of Medford, Don (Marty) Lekie of Stetsonville, Dick (Betti) Lekie of Medford, Dave (Lynette) Lekie of Las Vegas, NV.
John is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Parents, Sister: Myrna Brost, two sisters in infancy, and Brother-in-laws: Jerry Ryan & David Cooper

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Oleson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Gladys Markow

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Kyle Cullen, Jeremy Cullen, Jacob Wicks, Christopher Oleson, Cori Oleson, Coleton Raatz, Travis Hemmer, Drogun Oleson, Tyler Oleson.

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial may be given to Jacks family, for designation at a later date.
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Albert Harrold Meier, age 81, was called to his heavenly rest on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home in Spirit, WI. Albert was born December 19, 1933, in a log cabin in the Town of Spirit to Carl and Olga (nee-Harrold) Meier.

 

Albert attended grade school at Liberty School in the Town of Spirit and graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1951. In 1955 he enlisted in the US Army. He served three years, learning Russian and translating intercepted Russians messages while attached to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, MD.

 

After his service, Albert farmed with his father. In 1977 he married Carol Schultz of Athens, WI, continuing to farm until 1995. Albert was a dairy farmer who took pride in his herd of Guernseys. As a young man he trapped furs and he logged throughout his life. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 

Albert was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Spirit where he regularly worshipped his Lord and served in various capacities. Through the years he served on the boards of DHI, Badger Breeders and Morning Glory as well as serving as president of the Spirit 4H Fair Committee for 25 years. He was also a volunteer fire warden for many years.

 

Albert was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister Rosalie. He is survived by his wife, his two children, Dorothy (Cody) Grivno of Slinger, WI and Albert Meier II of Jackson, MI, two grandchildren, one sister, three brothers and many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Spirit. Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Spirit with Rev. James Heffner officiating.
Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in the Town of Spirit.

 

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Ruth Jankee, age 95, of Owen passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Clark County Health Care Center.

 

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. Reverend Terry Schneider will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until the time of service Saturday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Ruth was born on August 02, 1919, the daughter of Edward and Amelia (Netzel) Petke on the family farm in Withee, WI.

 

Ruth was united in marriage to Arthur on July 19, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee.

 

Together they farmed in the Township of Hoard for 30 years. Ruth wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty, she helped with the chores in the barn, field work, and the remodeling homes. In her free time she enjoyed baking, cooking, and praying with her family, dancing with her husband, or reading her bible.

 

Ruth is survived by her three sons; Daniel (Patricia) Jankee of Cadott, David Jankee of Owen, Emil Jankee of Owen and her daughter, Marlene (Tyler) Turner of Owen; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister; Gertude Rohland.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents, her daughter, Dorothy (Aaron) Thorne, her sisters and brothers, and three grandchildren, Amanda, Andrea and Tyler Turner.

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RODNEY “ROD” A. HAIDER

 

AGE: 53

 

ADDRESS: 4622 County Highway B, Land O Lakes, WI 54540; Vilas County

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:05 PM Monday, March 9 at Eagle River Memorial Hospital, emergency room, where he was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Thursday, March 12 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: St. Ann's Cemetery – Township of Greenwood

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 12 noon until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 12

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 24, 1961 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: Clark Street Elementary School, Milwaukee, attended West Division and Shalom High Schools in Milwaukee

 

MARRIAGE: Never Married

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked as a auto body man in Milwaukee for a period of time. In 1989 he moved to Eagle River and in 1995 to Land O Lakes where he owned & operated Rodney's Auto Body for a period of time. For the past 2 years, he has worked for Haider's Auto & Truck Repair in Butler, WI. As a jack of all trades, he could do anything. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, classic cars, restoring antique boat motors, his dogs & his Harley Davidson motor cycle.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Girlfriend of 29 years – Pat Torrres of Land O Lakes

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Step-Daughters: Shawn, Erin & Stephanie

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 step SURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Michael (Dawn) Haider of Colgate, WI

Sister – Shawn Wysocki of Milwaukee

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ewald George Haider

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sandra Rose Sieminski

 

PALLBEARERS: Zackary & Shannon Haider, Kasandra Wysocki, Steve Grit, Barry Moreno, David Shamberg, Kaelan Hyatt, Casey Torres

 

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-Further survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins

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SHIRLEY M. MOLITOR

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: 955 E. Allman Medford former Township of Browning resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:15 A.M. Friday, March 06, 2015 at Care Partners in Medford where she had been a resident for the past 3 years and under the care of Hope Hospice for the past 2 ½ months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Dennis Meulemans & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

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DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 5, 1938 at Taylor County Hospital in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Shirley attended Mathey Grade School in the Township of Browning and was a 1956 graduate of Medford Senior High School.

 

MARRIAGE: on May 19, 1962 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford Shirley married Raymond “Bola” J. Molitor and he preceded her in death on January 5, 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Shirley farmed most of her life in the Township of Browning until her retirement in Dec. of 2007. She then moved to Care Partners in Medford in May of 2012. Shirley enjoyed traveling, especially to the Western States. She was an avid collector of “BEARS”. A bear named “Teddy” was her constant companion.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Esther Rose in infancy in February of 1965

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Rachel Sackmann of Stevens Point, Harold (Rita) Rudolph, Helen (Gene) Brushaber, and Ed (Lucille) Rudolph all of Medford, Sister-in-Law: Mary Ann Rudolph
She is further survived by many nieces and nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Bernard in February of 2011 and Sally in July of 1995

 

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew G. Rudolph

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Esther F. Behling

 

PALLBEARERS: Doug Brushaber, Todd & Andrew Sackmann, Ed & Bob Rudolph & Bill Thiede

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Shirley’s name to Hope Hospice and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
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ESTHER E. RIED

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:20 AM Monday, March 9 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 18 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, March 13 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Reverend Cathy Burbury

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Community United Church of Christ, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, March 13

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1919 in the Township of Rib Lake

 

EDUCATION: Town of Rib Lake elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: June 1, 1946 at Medford to Raymond “Rick” Ried and he preceded her in death March 9, 1991

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked in Chicago for a period of time prior to her marriage. After her marriage, she worked mostly as a house & mother. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts and various church activities.

 

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dorene (Ken) Gumz of Dorchester & Richard “Rick” (Linda) Ried of Polson, Montana

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Gary Ried in 2000

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dorothy (Ted) Kaye of Northbrook, IL

Brother – Gilbert (Phyllis) Hein of Waukesha; Step Sister – Edna Markow of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters - Myrtle Amo, Mayme Howe, 1 Step Brother & 4 Step Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Rudolph Hein

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Eda Klein

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Christina, Lindsay & Elisa Ried, Kristi Philhower, Stacey Kleberg, Mindy & Eileen Gumz
Active – LeRoy Markow, Terry Gumz, Robert Kleberg, Tom Philhower, Brandon & Matt Ried

 

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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Tootie (Edith) Engel, 88, of Dorchester, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford. Family and friends are invited to a birthday and life celebration of Tootie, on Friday, March 13 at the RJ Stockwell Auction Site, North of Dorchester on STH 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday , March 14, 2015 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Rosary will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday and visitation following until the time of service. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

 

Tootie was born on March 13, 1926 to Albert and Lena (Gamper) Amo. She attended Medford Schools and married LeRoy Engel on June 14, 1944. He preceded her in death on December 8, 1974. They farmed in the Township of Mayville, Dorchester on LeRoy's family farm until 1974.

 

Tootie worked for Gorke Bus Service as a bus driver. She also waitressed for The Plantation Supper Club in Medford, and Scidmore's in Curtiss. Tootie managed the concession stand at the Dorchester Park during the summer, for ballgames and tournaments for several years. During her free time she enjoyed watching children in the area, and brought humor to their lives. But most of all, Tootie will be remembered for her quick wit and many sayings.

 

Tootie is survived by 7 children: Terry (Melvin) Deml of Edgerton, Susie (Jim) Newcomb of Edgerton, Barb (Jeff) Bublitz of Edgerton, Cathy (Allan) Peissig of Stetsonville, Dennis Engel of Dorchester, Beaner (Randy) Stockwell of Dorchester, and Jaycine (Gary) Geiger of Dorchester; 29 grand-children, 67 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her three sisters: Inez Loertscher of Medford, Odile Wollum of Colorado and Norma Riegert of Medford; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

Tootie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: LeRoy; a brother: James Amo; 3 sisters: Fern Werner, Mae Perkins, and Lucille Etten; a Daughter-in-law: Jan Engel; and a great-grandchild: Grant Smazal. 

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Pearl E. Olson, 96, Medford, died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Aspirus Memorial Nursing Home, Medford.

 

She was born on July 27, 1918, in the Township of Ogema, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Lukes. She spent most of her life in the Price County area.

 

She was married to Elmer Olson on February 26, 1937, in Catawba They celebrated over 72 years of marriage together. Elmer preceded her in death on April 6, 2009. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Ogema area for many years prior to their retirement.

 

In her free time she enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, gambling, and especially spending time with her family and friends

 

She is survived by 3 daughters: Colleen (Bill) Hartwell, Mission, Tx., Jeanette (Manny) Bolz, Baraboo, Wi., and Florence (Dan) Makovsky, Medford, Wi., by 3 sons: Leland Olson, Catawva, Bryan (Pat) Olson, Phillips, and Alan Olson, Spokane, Wa., by 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 6 great- great grandchildren..

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Elmer, by 2 brothers: Donald and Dennis Lukes, by 2 sisters: Ruby Brantner and Katherine Nussberger, by 2 grandsons: Clyde and Ron Olson, and by 1 daughter-in-law Jane Olson.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice,, with Pastor Jody Becker officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Ogema, at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. on Saturday March 14, 2015 until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com.
The Heindl Funeral Home Prentice, is in charge of the arrangements

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ALLEN GLEN BORMAN

 

AGE: 63

 

ADDRESS: 326 West Cedar Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence, Friday March 6, 2015, 8:00 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: A Celebration of Life in honor of Allen will be held at a later date.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 1, 1951 in Medford, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from UW River Falls in Liberal Arts; majoring in English and History.

 

MARRIAGE: He married Carol Hirt in 1979, they divorced in 1995.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Allen loved to read, he enjoyed visiting the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, where he checked out many books. He also took pleasure in discussing politics, going to the movies, nature photography and fishing. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and Wisconsin Badger fan. He loved to spend time with his family, children and grandchildren. He worked for Tombstone Pizza for the last 15 years.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Chelsey (Brandon) Simon of Shepherdsville, KY, Ashley Borman of Clintonville, WI

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Brenna and Jameson Simon, both of Shepherdsville, KY.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jay Borman of Medford, WI and Lisa (Patrick) Porten of Medford, WI.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother; Lee Borman and two nephews.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Glen Albin Borman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Idella Lorraine Metz

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Due to Allen’s love for reading, his family requests memorial contributions be made to the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library.

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RUDOLPH H. LEMKE, SR.

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: N 2546 Crane Drive, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, WI, Saturday March 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM, Thursday March 12, 2015 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford, WI.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Additional visitation will be held, from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1922, Town of Goodrich, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Completed the 8th grade at Washington School in Goodrich, WI, and then attended Medford Area Sr. High.

 

MARRIAGE: Gertrude Martha(Graumann) Lemke on June 23, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, WI. She preceded him in death in 2004.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Rudolph truly was a jack of all trades. Soon after marrying Gertrude, he owned a sawmill in Holcombe, WI for a period of time, then moved to Goodrich and began farming. While farming in Goodrich he also ran a small saw mill, and went from farm to farm custom chopping. He helped construct the gas pipeline that ran from Ladysmith to Rib Lake, WI. He also helped build St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Goodrich in 1962. He then started logging, and logged until the age of 87. His favorite time of year was deer season. He enjoyed going dancing with his wife and playing “Sheepshead” with his friends on Friday night. He also enjoyed taking his children fishing as they were growing up. Very rarely did he ever hire someone in to fix something for him, he did all of his projects on his own, including remodeling his home. Rudolph’s faith was extremely important to him, and never missed a Sunday in church.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 30 years, President of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Goodrich until 1973, and was a member of the Washington School Board.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Fay (Paul) Risch of Abbotsford, WI, Rudy Lemke, JR. of Medford, WI, Joyce (Angelo) Hoeft of Athens, WI, Judy (Gary) Peche of Medford, WI, Erhardt (Catherine) Lemke of Medford, WI, Corless Lemke of Medford, WI.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son; Guenther Lemke

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher (Jenni) Risch, Carrie (Mike Zaiger) Risch, Charles Hoeft, Elizabeth Evans, Sara (Kevin) Vetterkind, Theodore Peche, Adam (Ashley) Lemke, Alex (Mandy) Lemke, Cassie (Jeff) Kraemer

 

# GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7, AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Adeline Yench, Alfred Lemke, Albin Lemke, Almira Dahl, Loretta Lemke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Benjamin Lemke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Bartelt

 

PALLBEARERS: Christopher Risch, Charles Hoeft, Theodore Peche, Adam Lemke, Alex Lemke, Kevin Vetterkind

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or School.
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SHIRLEY A. BURKE

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: N7176 Second Street, Chelsea; A Township of Chelsea resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:25 PM Thursday, March 5 at her residence in the Town of Chelsea under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 9 AM to 11 AM on Thursday, March 12

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 9, 1928 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: Milwaukee area elementary schools, graduate of Oregon, IL High School, and attended nursing school in Milwaukee

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: To Walter Peters in Freeport, IL and they were later divorced
2nd: February 28, 1959 in Dixon, IL to Clifford Burke, Sr. and he preceded her in death February 10, 1998

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked at Edelman Mfg. In Dixon, IL for a period of time. In 1976 they moved to the Town of Chelsea and she worked at Halls Distributing in Medford for a period of time. She also sold Avon products. She did volunteer work for Indianhead, pre-school day care & meals on wheels. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cribbage, the Green Bay Packers, Alan Jackson music & helping people out in their time of need.

 

MEMBER OF: Past member of the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Auxiliary, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Clifford (Gale) Burke, Jr. of Chelsea
Daughers – Penny Olson of Troy, Missouri & Isuea Burke of Japan
Further survived by 5 children from her first marriage residing in IL# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Tootie Last

 

PALLBEARERS: Family members will be serving as pallbearers

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JOHN “PHIL” P. HOKANSON

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: W5029 School House Road Ogema, Township of Ogema Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:50 P.M. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Services to be announced at a later date

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 15, 2015 in Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Phil graduated from Mount Scenario College in Ladysmith. He also attended Taylor County Teacher's College and Stevens Point State College

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, Phil began teaching in 1951 in Kennan, WI and at other Northern WI schools. He then taught in Prentice school district from 1956 until his retirement. Phil worked summers and weekends at the Medford Hospital. He enjoyed raising different species of birds and small animals.

 

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church of Ogema

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Barbara (Lloyd) La Mere of Brown Deer

 

SISTERS DECEASED: Edythe Nelson & Genevieve Luedke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Fred Hokanson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hulda E. Hokanson (Maiden Name: Larson)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Phil is further survived by 5 Nieces & 1 Nephew.
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Carlton "Carl" Pecher, 72, of Abbotsford, passed away March 6, 2015 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor of Abbotsford.

 

Carlton was born September 25, 1942 to Frank and Viola (Zettler) Pecher in Marshfield, WI. He worked as a carpenter all his life. Carl married, Loretta Wiese April 20, 1963 in Abbotsford, WI.

 

Carl is survived by his wife Loretta; 3 children: Forrest (Carrie) Pecher, Abbotsford; Patrick (Margaret) Pecher, Madison; and Tina (Jon) Griesbach, Ringle; 4 grandchildren: Kayla Pecher, Mason Pecher, Cody Griesbach, and Kyle Griesbach; and a sister: Geraldine Kulas, Abbotsford.

 

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother; Germaine (Radeztsky) Pecher.

In keeping with Carl's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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John W. "Bill" Rutan, age 74, of Stetsonville, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Colonial Center in Colby under the tender care of hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

 

John was born October 12, 1940, the son of George and Florence (Hemminger) Rutan in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Abbotsford Area Schools. John was united in marriage to Janice Nehrlich on September 2, 1961 in Abbotsford. They later divorced. He worked as a security guard for Pinkerton in Marshfield and volunteered with the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Company.

 

John enjoyed bowling, throwing horseshoes, rock hunting, gardening, hunting and fishing salmon on the great lakes. He also loved to teach about blueberries, grapes, apples and was an avid mushroom hunter.

 

John is survived by his two children: Karla (Kevin) James of Dayton, Ohio and Michael Rutan of Roberts; two grandchildren: Ashley Wilson of Hawaii and Brandon Conwell stationed in South Carolina. He is further survived by two sisters: Sandy (Tom) Weiss of Arizona and Lorraine (Phil) Marine of Janesville; other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Memorials will be designated at a later date.

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ALICE R. PROCHNOW

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford; A former Athens area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:38 PM Wednesday, March 4 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 3:00 PM Saturday, March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht

 

INTERMENT: Athens Lutheran Cemetery, Athens

 

VISITATION: Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens from 1:30 PM until the time of services at 3 PM on Saturday, March 7

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 30, 1920 at Abbotsford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Abbotsford area elementary schools, graduate of Abbotsford High School, and attended beauty culture school in Eau Claire, WI

 

MARRIAGE: November 1, 1941 at Athens to Earl Emil Prochnow and he preceded her in death January 31, 2005

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a beautician in Colby for a period of time. Then they worked at Prochnow’s Ball Room in the Town of Hamburg and from 1948 until 1994 owned & operated it. In 1994 they moved to the Medford area to live near their son. She enjoyed Belgium horses, going to fairs & parades.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Dale (Bonnie) Prochnow of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Dale Jr. (Bonnie) Prochnow, Dean Prochnow & Dawn Held

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – Elmer & Art Leichtnam

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Leichtnam

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Tischendorf

 

PALLBEARERS: Dale Jr., Dean, James & Jonathon Prochnow, Billy Leichtnam, Rick Kuck

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens in her name
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DELORES EVELYN BRADOW

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: 132 South 7th Street, Apt. D-1, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Care & Rehab Center, Wednesday March 4, 2015, at 11:40 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:00 PM, Friday March 6, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

CREMANIAL INURNMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery I, at a later date.

 

VISITATION: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday March 6, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 9, 1928, in Athens, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Immanuel Lutheran Schools, where she completed up to the 6th grade.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Paul A. Bradow in Medford on September 9, 1950.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Paul and Delores farmed for a short time in the town of Hammel, WI. After her husband’s death, she moved to Medford and worked at Marathon Cheese on the production line for 20 years. She loved to go on walks, complete puzzles and crossword puzzles, bird watch, and enjoy nature. She loved spending time with the ones who meant most to her; her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Medford, where she was active in several organizations in the church.

 

DECEASED SPOUSE: Paul A. Bradow, whom preceded her in death on September 9, 1958.

 

SURVIVING SON: Dennis (Karen) Bradow, of Deerfield, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2, Matthew (Lisa) Bradow of Denver. CO and Kimberly Bradow of Deerfield, WI.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 Sisters; Shirley Lepak of Pewaukee, WI, Jean Kowalski of Milwaukee, WI, Audrey (Dennis) Kautzer of Stetsonville, WI, Carol Hart of Marshfield, WI. 1 Sister-in-Law; Jo Ann Maier of Medford, WI.

 

BROTHERS / SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers; Merlin and Lawrence Maier, 1 Sister; Dorothy Cornwell, and 1 sister in infancy.

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Maier

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie Fielder

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Delores, may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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PATRICIA “PAT” M. WEST (WIEMER)

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: 617 W. Cedar St. Cedar Court Apartments Apt. 1 Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 P.M. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Aspirus Care & Rehab where she had resided for the past day, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

 

OFFICIATING: Father Sleeva Raju Madanu

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon

 

VISITATION: Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford also 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1935 in the Township of Cleveland

 

EDUCATION: Pat attended school in the Ladysmith School District

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: in October 1955 to James “Ace” Wiemer and he preceded her in death in January 1978;
2nd: in July 1999 to Russell West and he preceded her in death in April 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Pat took care of raising her three children and providing a loving home for her family. She enjoyed family campfires, taking walks through the fall leaves, celebrating Halloween and spending time with her family and her special friends Karen Staples and Barb Orheim.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILD: Debbie Miller of Medford

 

SURVIVING STEP-CHILDREN: Viola (Allen) Helland and Virginia (Bob) Luedtke all of the Green Bay Area, Jan (Jerry) Magliano and Brenda West all of Tennesse, Larry (Marilyn) West of Illinois and Pat (Robin) West of the Wausau Area

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: David and Jim Wiemer, Son-in-Law: Bob Miller, Daughter-in-Law: April Wiemer

 

8 GRANDCHILDREN 17 STEP-GRANDCHILDREN

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 20 STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley Dietrich of Madison and Deedee
Brother-in-Law: George Wiemer of Sheldon and Sister-in-Law: Marlene Ludescher of Sheldon

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Orville & Elmer; Sister: Beverly Shackleton

 

GRANDMOTHER DECEASED: Emma Alger

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Pearl Andrus

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pat’s family to be designated at a later date.
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DALE R. STEINKE

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: 516 Grahl Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:05 A.M. Tuesday, February 24 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey where full military honors will be performed by the Colby Area Military Honors Team.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Whittlesey

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 8, 1932 in Colby

 

MARRIAGE: November 12, 1955 at St. John’s Church in Cudahy to Carol M. Hayes

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953 in the 187th Rakasan Airborne where his rank was Sergeant. He saw active duty in Korea. Dale also served in the Air Force Reserves at the General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. He was a loadmaster on C-119 Cargo Planes. He started at Ladish Corporation in Cudahy working in the inventory control department. Dale then transferred to Houston where he was a purchasing agent. In 1972, they moved to the Medford area where he worked at Weathershield Mfg. as the Purchasing Director until his retirement in 1995. Dale was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and bowler. He had 2 Holes In One on the third hole at the Merrill Golf Club. Dale was an avid Winchester Rifle Historian and at one time amassed an extensive Winchester collection.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, VFW in Colby and NRA. He also served on the Medford City Planning Commission Board.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol M. Steinke of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Sons: Steven (Debra) Of Medford, Darrell (Connie) of North Fond du Lac, John of Eagle River and David (Peggy) Steinke of Rothschild

 

6 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jared, Rebecca, Megan, Mitchell, Michael and Angela Steinke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur R. Steinke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion Steinke (Maiden Name: Dunow)

 

URNBEARER: Active: Denis Heise
Honorary: Tom O’ Brien, Pat O’Brien and Harold Stange

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dale’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

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Theresa Marguerite Trawicki, 99 of Gilman, died Monday,
February 23, 2015 at the Cornell Care Center under the care
of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

 

She was born on January 20, 1916 in Gilman to the late Martin

and Josephine (Ratajczyk) Gonia.

 

Theresa grew up in Gilman and married Edwin Trawicki on July
1, 1939 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The couple
farmed in the town of Aurora and raised their family there.
Theresa was a member of the church choir and rosary society
and was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed cooking, canning,
picking berries but loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her children, Jim (Peggy) Trawicki of Jump
River, Alvin (Jackie) Trawicki of Evansville, WI, Sylvia (Leland)
Webster of Gilman, Gloria (Myron) Brooks of Jump River, and
Danny (Kim) Trawicki of Gilman, 21 grandchildren, 38 great
grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. She is
preceded in death by her parents, her husband, (1987), three
brothers and two sisters.

 

A funeral mass will be at 11AM on Saturday, February 28, 2015
at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father
Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service
Saturday at the church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman
assisted the family with arrangements.

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RUSSELL “RUSS” L. ENGEL

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: MCT #46, Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 PM Monday, February 23 at Clark County Health Care Center, Owen surrounded by family, where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 7

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1928 at Cochrane, WI

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 11, 1948 at Medford to Rose C. Noonan and they were married for 66 years

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the US Navy, WW II veteran having served from 1946 to 1947. After the service, he returned to Medford and worked as a bookkeeper for Neuendorf Transportation. Then he worked in sales with Wear Ever Cookware. He also worked other sales positions & business ventures. He owned/operated Builders Cove in Medford, Barron Lumber Co. & Engel’s Lighting Company for periods of time. He enjoyed collecting model classic cars, producing cookbooks & how-to-guides, making clocks & was always looking for something new to create.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rose C. Engel of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Lori) Engel of Colorado City, CO, Rita (Rick) Kuehn of Champlin, MN, Ruth Engel of Colorado City, CO, Roxanne (Mark) Dunst of Gleason, WI, Roger (Chasity Kerr) Engel of Greenwood, WI, Robin (Mark Homer) Ashe of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & 3 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

GR-GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 1

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Monion Engel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Wallace Waldo Engel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Luella Heuer

 

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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Phyllis Elaine Jones, age 79, of Abbotsford, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. A visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

  Phyllis was born February 17, 1935 to Alfred and Emma (Reid) Koehler in Pierce, Nebraska. She received her education in Pierce Nebraska and was united in marriage to James B. Jones on January 9, 1955 in Pierce, Nebraska.

 

  Phyllis and James owned and operated the Unity Auto Matt in Unity, WI from 1988 to 2011.
She enjoyed gardening, gambling and sewing.

 

  Phyllis is survived by her children; Gordon (Lynn) Jones of Medford, Susan (John) Harpke of Thorp, Alice (Jack) Baxter of Dorchester, Kenneth (Norine) Jones of Sparta, WI, and Cynthia (David) Page of Athens, TX; 14 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. She is further survived by 3 brothers; Ervin Koehler, Herman Koehler, and Dennis Koehler, and 3 sisters; Darlene Zautke, Irene Neitzke, and Norma Kollmar.

 

  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; James Jones and sisters; Delores Crow, Elsie Acklie and brother; Clarence Koehler.

 

  The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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ARTHUR “ARTIE” JARI

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: N2722 County Highway C, Medford; Township of Browning Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 P.M. Thursday, February 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 10 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Family will hold a Memorial Service for Artie at a later date

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1933 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Artie helped on his families’ dairy farm and then owned and operated it until his retirement during this time he also drove truck and did logging work for his brother Victor for several years. He enjoyed hunting, making maple syrup, his animals and gardening. He was an avid bird watcher.

 

MEMBER OF: NRA and the ASPCA

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Marion Ihlenfeld of West Bend

 

Sister-In-Law: Lucille Jari of Medford

 

Brother-In-Law: John Piater of Medford

 

Also survived by 14 Nieces and Nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Victor, Ralph and Grace Jari and Ruby Piater

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Jari

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anne Jari (Maiden Name: Paur)

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
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Arthur “Art” Allen Crass, Jr., 76, Medford, died at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 25 with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating.

 

  Art Crass was born on July 11, 1938 in Tomahawk to the late Arthur Crass Sr. and Veronica Crass (Maiden Name: Young). He married Marjorie J. DuPlayee, his high school sweetheart on November 10, 1956 in Tomahawk.

 

  Art was a graduate of Tomahawk High School and after school he served in the Wisconsin National Guard and owned dairy farms in Tomahawk and Rural Medford.
 

  Art enjoyed woodworking, fishing and working at the Crass Sawmill after he retired from dairy farming. He also worked as a rural mail carrier for nearly 15 years. His dog Scoobie was his co-pilot on truck rides. Art was an avid Badger and Brewer fan. He also enjoyed attending games with his family and friends at Camp Randall and Miller Park.

 

  Arthur is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge”, his dog Scoobie, and his five children: Linda (Mike) Brandner, Allen (Cindy) Crass, Karen (Mike) Bennett, Daniel (Stacey) Crass and David Crass, 12 Grandchildren: Damon (Sherry) Brandner, Doug (Kristi) Brandner, Kyle (Alysa) Brandner, Jeff (Tonya) Crass, Jackie Crass, Madelyn and Katelyn Bennett, Jake (Callie) Crass, Jordan (Jenn) Crass, Josh (Brenda) Crass, Sam and Theo Crass and 17 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings: Sherry Thompson, Ron (Jean) Crass, Carol Jarvi and many Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his parents, Art is preceded in death by siblings Barry Young, Sandra (Clifford) Steiber and Ken (Georgeanne) Crass.

 

Art will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
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Jerry Ray Brandner, 82, of Medford, died on Wednesday February 18, at his home, surrounded by his children and under the care of Hope Hospice. Funeral services and Military Rites for Jerry will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, Friday, February 20, 2015, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Brandon & Jaeden Brandner, Logan Wright, Alec & Austin Waldhart, Parker Alsteens, Lucas & Matthew Lekie.

 

  Jerry was born February 16, 1933 in the Town of Chelsea, to the late Carl and Lena (Born) Brandner. He attended Whittlesey Elementary Schools, and was a 1951 Graduate of Medford Senior High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he attended Radio Operator School and served as an International Morse Code Operator on both the B29 and B36 Bomber Aircraft during the Korean War from 1952-1956. He remained on inactive duty for the following four years.After his military career, he married Shelby Jean Vlach on September 14, 1957, in Rib Lake. Shelby preceded him in death in 2008.

 

  He is also preceded by his Parents, and one Daughter, Sharron Marie Brandner, in 2000. In 1961 he built Brandner Deep Rock Gas Station in Medford which from 1961 to 1998 he owned/operated along with Brandner Oil Company.

 

  He was a proud charter member of the Medford Jaycees, Whittlesey Lions Club, and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He also was a Life Member of the Medford VFW Post 5729 and The Stetsonville American Legion Post 519. He enjoyed Nascar races, Green Bay Packer games, deer hunting activities and stopping by many social establishments in the Whittlesey and Medford area to spread his humor and good cheer.

 

  Jerry is survived his six children: Cheryl Wright, Cindy (Roger) Dray, Dave (Kris) Brandner, Colleen (Todd) Waldhart, Todd (Marlene) Brandner, all of Medford, and Susette (Bill) Alsteens of Belleville, WI, 11 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. His siblings include: Bonnie (late Francis) Fuchs, Ardath (Richard) Dums, Phyllis (late John) Fuchs, Gary (Eileen Mundt) Graham all of Medford, and several nieces and nephews.

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Donald R. "Shorty" Schoelzel, age 53, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 4-8 for a visitation and from 10:00 AM until the time of services on Friday. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Shorty was born on February 3, 1962, the son of Darnell and Janice (Gaetz) Schoelzel in Marshfield, WI. He attended Colby Schools and was a 1980 graduate of Colby High School. He worked for various farms until his employment in 1986 for Kerry Ingredients in Owen, WI and worked there for 29 years until he became ill. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for Kerry Ingredients. Shorty was united in marriage to Rita Heindl on February 14, 2015.

 

  Shorty enjoyed spending his time outdoors, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He was a man who liked to ride his snowmobile and four-wheeler. Shorty was a member of the Ripp Riders snowmobile club. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR on TV.

 

  Shorty is survived by his wife; Rita, two children; Brooke (Ray) Krause of Owen, and Britny Schoelzel of Eau Claire, two grandchildren; Trey Schoelzel and Brynleigh Krause. He is further survived by his parents; Darnell and Janice Schoelzel of Colby, a brother and a sister: Duane (Rhonda) Schoelzel of Marathon and Julie Schoelzel of Neillsville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

  He was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Schoelzel.

 

  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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DAVID ANTON SEGERSTROM   

 

AGE: 77 

 

ADDRESS:  W 9401 Cottage Road, Town of Molitor, Medford WI 54451


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Medford Hospital, Sunday February 15, 2015 at 3:35 PM.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE:  2:00 PM, Thursday February 19, 2015, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Kyochul Shin


VISITATION:  Thursday February 19, 2015, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 12:00 Noon until the time of services at 2:00 PM.                      

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1937 in Michigan.

 

EDUCATION: Earned two Bachelor’s degrees in 1959 from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Music Education and Biology.


MARRIAGE: Married Dolores Clara Regelin on December 26, 1964 in Hustler, WI.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: David worked for New Lisbon School District in the Music Education Department, teaching grades K-12. He then went on to work as a truck driver, and retired in 2003. David enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling to Florida. He was a veracious reader. He loved spending time with family and friends and also playing with his Golden Retriever, Jewel. David also served in the US Army National Guard.      

 

MEMBER OF:  Regular Attended Medford United Methodist Church.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Dolores Clara (Regelin) Segerstrom of Medford, WI.


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  LaDene Edwards of Moscow, Idaho, Georgene Revels of Baraboo, WI.


SURVIVING BROTHER:  Robert (Bonnie) Segerstrom of Sterling, CO.

ALSO MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS.


DECEASED FATHER: Roy O. Segerstrom  

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Helen Marie Dawson

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  Memorial Donations in honor of David may be made to The Colonial Center or Aspirus Nursing and Rehab, Medford.

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ERVIN F. CLARKSON  


AGE: 88 


ADDRESS:  N4728 Pine Lane Gilman       
Former Resident of the Townships of Hamel and Grover


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:25 A.M. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford where he had resided for the past month surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.


INTERMENT: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. in the Medford Evergreen II Cemetery


VISITATION: 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford           

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:  October 1, 1926 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Ervin attended Grover School in Medford


MARRIAGE: November 13, 1948 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford to Dorothy “Dot” D. Doberstein and she preceded him in death on June 20, 2009


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Between the ages of 17 and 22 Ervin worked throughout the western states doing various labor activities. After his marriage, he worked most of his life as a local logger. Ervin enjoyed deer hunting, sports, softball, horse shoe, shooting pool, wood working, craft making and spending time with his family.


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Peggy (Peter) Dietsche of Eland, Bill Clarkson of Stevens Point, Doreen (Mike) Garten of Albuquerque, NM and Robin (Michael Jeske) Duellman of Gilman 


CHILDREN DECEASED:  Sons: Jeffrey in 2007 and Randy in 1969, Daughter-in-Law: Sue Clarkson in 2008, Grandson: Nathan Clarkson in 1998

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Roy (Elsie) Clarkson of Withee & Donald (Evelyn) Clarkson of Medford & Sister-in-Law: Ardis Clarkson of Stetsonville


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Lester Clarkson in 2014


DECEASED FATHER:  Clarence “Dick” B. Clarkson  

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Minnie Paugel


PALLBEARERS:  Shawn & Jeremy Duellman, Chad Dietsche, Joshua Clarkson, Mike Garten & Brent Clarkson


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.

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ARTHUR J. ANDREAE

 

AGE: 77

 

ADDRESS: N916 State Highway 102 Ogema Township of Spirit resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:55 A.M. Friday, February 06, 2015 at his family home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:30 A.M. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Township of Spirit with Military Honors being performed by the Spirit American Legion Post #452

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in the Township of Spirit at a later date

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:30 A.M. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Township of Spirit DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1937 at the family home in the Township of Spirit

 

EDUCATION: Arthur attended Liberty School in the Township of Spirit

 

MARRIAGE: April 18, 1959 in Rib Lake to Shirley A. Heiser and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Arthur joined the U.S. Army Reserves Infantry on February 16, 1956 and served as a sharp shooter with light machine gun, pistol and mortar expertise in Germany until February 4, 1958.
He then worked for Michel’s Pipeline for 25 years until his retirement. Arthur enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, spending time with his friends and family, watching NASCAR and Western movies. He was well known for his sense of humor and stock car racing.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Township of Spirit and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley A. Andreae of the Township of Spirit

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Debra (Leonard) Sommer of Ogema, Diana (James) Marshall of Rib Lake and Donna Crapeau of Park Falls

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers and 3 Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence E. Andreae

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara M. Schliepp

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.
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Harriet A. Hazeldick, age 95, of Abbotsford, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at her home under the tender care of hospice. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 16, 2015 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment will be held in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Monday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Harriet was born on November 19, 1919, the daughter of Sigurd and Bertha (Glitz) Abrahamson in Waukesha County. She attended school in Waukesha County and moved to Milwaukee in 1940 where she was employed.

 

  Harriet was united in marriage to Ray Hazeldick on May 25, 1946 in Wausau. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2008.

 

  Harriet is survived by nieces and nephews and many friends.

 

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents; her two sisters: Karen and Bernice and two brothers: Orville and Gordon.

 

  A special thank you to Barbara Hasseldick for being a very special niece.

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HAROLD “BUTCH” R. STREBE     

 

AGE:  70

 

ADDRESS:  Riverview Apts., Medford; A former Township of Goodrich resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:27 PM Saturday, February 7 at his residence in the City of Medford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE:  Per his request, there will be no services                     

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 4, 1945 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary schools

MARRIAGE: Never married

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:   After his education, he farmed on the family farm in the Town of Goodrich for many years.  He also did logging work while farming.  After selling the family farm in Goodrich, he worked as a farm hand for Bach Farms for many years.  He moved to the City of Medford in 2012.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS:  2 sisters:  Donna (Bob) Homer-Shadrick of Medford & Diane (Mike Mikkelson) Boehlen of Rhinelander

DECEASED FATHER:  Reinhold Albert Strebe  

DECEASED MOTHER:  Evelyn Frances Schlais

OTHER INFORMATION:  Further survived by nieces and nephews

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MARY JANE TAYLOR 

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: N 9351 Spirit Lake Road, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Country Gardens Assisted Living, February 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM, where she had been a resident for the past 4 years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: June 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI

 

INTERMENT: Saturday June 6, 2015, Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake, WI

 

VISITATION: Saturday June 6, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Farmington High School, Michigan, 1942.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Frank Yost in 1949, whom preceded her in death in 1978. She then married Donald Taylor in 1995, he preceded her in death in 2008.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Mary Jane worked for The Rib Lake Health Care Center as a Certified

Nurses Assistant for over 17 years. Prior to that, she worked as a cosmetologist in Detroit, Michigan for 12 years. She enjoyed traveling, and loved to spend her winters in Texas. While in Texas, she volunteered for several in home Hospice Providers and helped patients at their home with daily needs. She enjoyed fishing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

 

SURVIVING DAUGHTERS: Judy (Dale) Lyons of Cassopolis, MI, Pat (Joe) Schmidtfranz of Rib Lake, WI, Nancy (Gary) Gebauer of Rib Lake, WI.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Stepson Danny Taylor.

 

GRANDDAUGHTER DECEASED: Renee

 

11 GRANDCHILDREN, 24 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND MANY GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING SISTERS IN LAW: Sally Sellers of Howell, MI, Laura Sellers of Traverse City, MI

 

BROTHERS DECEASED: Robert and Daniel Sellers

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lambert Francis Sellers

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Louise Sellers


OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donations in honor of Mary Jane Taylor may be made to Hope Hospice.
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Walter J. Engel Sr, age 81, of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 , under the tender care of hospice at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 9 , 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, WI. Reverend James Babler will officiate. Burial will be held in Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of McMillan. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Military Honors provided by the Stetsonville American Legion Post #519. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Walter was born on September 2, 1933 the son of August and Olga (Singer) Engel, in Affton, Missouri.

   

  He is a 1951 graduate of Mascoutah High School in Illinois. Walter was united in marriage to Velva Bach on September, 3 1960 in Milwaukee, WI.

 

  Walter entered the US Air Force in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1956. He served during the Korean War. He worked at Maytag in Milwaukee until 1971 when the couple moved to the town of Mayville and worked for Weather Shield in Medford until his car accident on August 30, 1985.

Walter loved to fish and hunt.

 

  Walter is survived by his wife, Velva; 2 children: Walter J. Engel Jr., Salem, OR,
Debera Schneider, Racine, WI grandson; Shawn Tendeland, Oconomowoc, special family: Manuel (Candi) Gamillo, Manny Jr., Sarah and Fransisco Gamillo, two sisters: Darlene Schaperkoetter and Sharon (Charles) Jung of Mascoutah, IL and a brother August (Margarett) Engel of Alaska, sisters-in law; Janet (Jerry) Okane of Madison, Kathy Bach of Chili and a brother-in-law; James Bach of Stratford, three nieces and two nephews and 6 great-nieces and nephews.

 

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Velva's parents, and four brothers-in-law.

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IRENE C. WIRZ

 

AGE: 88

 

ADDRESS: 212 North 32nd Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Hospice House, Wausau, WI, Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 6:06 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:00 PM, Saturday February 7, 2015, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INURNMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

 

VISITATION: 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM, Saturday February 7, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 3, 1926 in Hawkins, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Cameron High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Eugene Wirz, August 5, 1950 in Cameron, WI.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Irene worked at Tee-Hi Golf Course in Medford as the Pro-Shop manager. Prior to her marriage to Eugene, she worked for Chippewa Valley Sporting Goods. She enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antiques, especially antique glassware. She loved music and Community Theater. Most of all, she had a huge heart for animals, and supported Gentle Hearts. She also supported Stepping Stones in Medford. She thoroughly enjoyed helping anyone out that was in need. One of her proudest moments in her life was when she made a hole-in-one, on the seventh hole at Tee-Hi Golf Course.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church for 64 years.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Eugene Wirz

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rich (Christie) Wirz of Medford, Rita (Dave) Strebig of Wausau, Mary Wirz of Wausau.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: James Michael Wirz

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Tessa Schoenfuss, Kayla Wirz, Brittany & Devan Strebig

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: TJ Klein, Colin Schoenfuss

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Robert (Lorraine) Wilson of Menominee, WI.

 

BROTHERS DECEASED: Warren Wilson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Ernest Wilson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Verna (Bisson) Wilson

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donations in honor of Irene may be made to her family, for designation at a later date.

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NAIDA MAE HOUGH

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: Palos Heights, IL; A former Westboro resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, February 3 at her home in Palos Heights, IL

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 2:00 PM Saturday, February 7 at the Rib Lake United Methodist Church

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro, WI

 

VISITATION: Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 7

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1928 at Rib Lake, WI

 

EDUCATION: Westboro Elementary and she was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 23, 1947 at Medford to Elmer A. Hough and he preceded her in death November 2, 1999

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they resided in the Chicago area where she worked as a secretary for Johnson & Johnson, Co. for 40 years. Then she worked as a secretary for an appraising company until her retirement. She enjoyed her dogs and traveling to dog shows.

 

MEMBER OF: Palos United Methodist Church, Palos Heights, IL

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bob (Marcella) Lucia of Westboro
Further survived by cousins, nieces & nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – John “Jack” Lucia in 1959

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Lucia

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Pries

 

PALLBEARERS: Gunner, Bob, Mike & Gene Lucia, Tom Bester

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Rib Lake United Methodist Church
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Thomas Peter Mayer, 88, of Stetsonville passed away Wednesday February 4th surrounded by his loving family at his house with the help of Hope Hospice. Funeral services will be held Monday February 9th at 1:00pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville with Fr. Gerard Willger and Fr Simon Boyapati officiating.  Visitation from 10:00am until time of service.

 

  Thomas was born in Lankin, ND on July 10, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary (Bina) Mayer. He worked in the CCC Camps and then joined the Navy and served during WWII. He then moved to Milwaukee and became a baker by trade, met and married Dorothy Voit, who survives. They married June 23, 1951 and farmed until 1978 in Stetsonville. He worked at Weather Shield and also did handyman/wood working and built houses. After retirement he worked for Blume Farms.

 

  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Boxrucker-Berry Stetsonville Legion and Catholic Order of Foresters.

 

  He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Stetsonville, his children, Jeff (Bev) of Stetsonville, Dan (Kathy) of Medford, Greg (Kathy) of New Port Richey, FL, Mary (Greg) Kraemer of Medford, Kris (Brad) Justice of Stetsonville, 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

 

  He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 granddaughter.

 

  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hope Hospice or to the family to be designated at a later date.  Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family at this time.
 

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James C Blair, 87 city of Medford passed away Friday January 30 2015 at his home. A memorial funeral will be held at the Medford United Methodist Church on February 7. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 with the funeral starting at 11 with Pastor Kyochul Shin officiating followed by full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Interment of Jim’s cremated remains will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

Honorary Pallbearers – Eric Vallofskey, Donald Holtman, Stephen Burkhart, Jeremy Karpinske, Jeff Foytek, Brian Zielke II, Bryan & Jonny Blair.

 

  Jim was born on January 27, 1928 in Canoe, Alabama to Era May Parrish and Major Clifton Blair. He graduated from Greenville High School and entered the Merchant Marine for 1 year of service. Jim enlisted in the US Marine Corps serving at the end of World War II prior to enlisting in the Air Force. Jim retired from the Air Force in 1968 after serving 20 years. In the Air Force Jim was a radar technician, a MP and various jobs as a tester and bomb coordinator while serving in the Strategic Air Command. Jim also served stints in the Korean War and Vietnam War as Master Chief in charge of electronic warfare. During his time in service, Jim received many commendations for meritorious service.

 

  Jim married the love of his life, the former Marjorie Taylor in 1954, who survives after 60 years of marriage. Jim was stationed in South Dakota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Kansas, New Hampshire, Thailand, and Eniwetok. From these close knit communities of military families many long lasting friendships formed. There were many visits to friends from across the states that offered a place to vacation during the winter months.

 

  After retirement, Jim worked for General Electric and in Civil Service in Illinois. Jim and Marge opened Blair’s TV and Radio in 1970. Jim also dabbled in politics and served a term as a City of Medford alderman. He continued to barber on the side, a skill he picked up while in the service, along with repairing electronics.

 

  Jim developed a passion for helping disadvantaged and disabled youth. He worked tirelessly to assist young people needing orthopedic surgeries through the Shriners organization. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge OES and ZOR Temple. He also was a member of the DAV, VFW, and American Legion military organizations.

 

  Survivors include wife Marge, daughters Debbie (Verlan) Karpinske of Appleton, Wisconsin, Cheryl Foytek of Medford, Wisconsin, Wendy Bockin of Medford, Wisconsin, Cindy (Brian) Zielke of Waukesha, Wisconsin and Son in law James Amo of Appleton, Wisconsin. Surviving sons are James (Kathy) Blair of Waunakee, Wisconsin and Mark (Laurie) Blair of Chicago, Illinois. A sister, Lois Martin of Greenville, Alabama also survives.

 

  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Oleta, brothers, Eugene and Marian, a son Richard and a daughter Tracy Amo.Jim is survived by 13 grandchildren; Jeremy, Shaya, Jeffrey, Jessica, Amanda, Brian, Kaeleigh, Cambria, Cassandra, McKenna, Bryan, Jonathan, and Hailey.

The surviving 10 great grandchildren are Mady, Colin, Taylor, Teegan, Grace, Max, Ruby, Zoe, Alyssa and another to be named later.

 

  Jim is also survived by a very special friend, Pat Schultz, Medford Wisconsin.

 

  Jim loved to garden and play Skip Bo with the family. He was often heard playing tunes on his mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. He was self educated in many facets of technology. He took pride in repairing any and everything including TV’s, CB’s, computers, phones, cars and anything electrical. Jim took up genealogy and traced his heritage back to the Blairs of Scotland.

 

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 287 E. Allman, Medford, WI in Jim’s honor.
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Dorothy M. Webb, age 75, of Colby, died on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Rock Falls. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, February 6 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Rosary Service at 4:00 PM and from 10:00 AM until time of service Saturday at the church.

 

  Dorothy was born August 25, 1939 in Rock Falls, WI, a daughter of the late Adolph and Rose (Bauer) Pichler. She was married to Duane Webb on August 20, 1960. After their marriage they moved to Granada, MN where they stayed for 6 years. They moved to Colby in 1967, where she resided until her death.

 

  She spent most of her life helping others. She volunteered at St. Mary’s Catholic School working in the kitchen, the library, as a substitute teacher, Treasurer and long-time member of the Home and School Association as well as many other school functions. She was very involved at St Mary’s Parish where she was part of the Christian Mothers Society for many years as well as President for 2 years including the year of St. Mary’s Centennial, co-founder of The Bells of St. Mary’s, taught CCD for third grade and high school, was an original member of the Eucharistic Ministry, started the prayer chain that is still active today, planted flowers around the church for many years, attended mass daily when able and was a servant of the Lord doing good will. She was involved with the St. Anthony’s Retreat Center in Marathon where they attended Marriage Encounter, Family Encounter and was part of the Cursillo movement. She also volunteered at Colby Elementary school, the Colonial Center Nursing Home and was an active member of the Colby Lions Club. She worked for the Colby City Clerk’s Office for 19 years until she retired in 2002.

 

  She loved to golf and was a league member for 30 years. She bowled in a couple’s league for nearly 20 years. She was an avid reader, gardener, enjoyed sewing, playing bridge and crocheting, and was noted for her afghans and Christmas ornaments. She also loved spending time with her family and friends and especially enjoyed playing cards and board games with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

 

  She is survived by her husband Duane; three sons, Dale, Eagan MN, Doug (Shy Ann), Oshkosh, Don (June), Farmington MN and two daughters, Deanna (Bob) Bunkelman, Excelsior MN and Deborah (Peter) Zaske, Stevens Point, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six brothers and two sisters.

 

  She was preceded in death by two sisters and one miscarried child.

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GAIL A. LINZNER

 

AGE: 62

 

ADDRESS: 1211 Railroad St. Rib Lake former resident of Milwaukee

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 A.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: Per her request, no services will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 8, 1952 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Gail attended Medford and Milwaukee Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: February 13, 1971 in Medford to Michael F. Linzner and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Gail was a loving foster mother to 9 children beyond her own 4 children. She enjoyed reading, planting flowers, feeding the birds and caring for her family.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Michael F. Linzner of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dawn (Martin) Bernal of Des Plaines, IL, Jodi (Ismael) Ruiz of Medford, Amy (Lance) Dehne of Medford, Michelle (Elias) Sandoval of Medford and Foster Son: John (Natosha) Griffiths of Warne, NC

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Arika & Joey Bernal & 2 Foster Grandchildren: Gabriella & Vanessa Griffiths

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Nina (Don) Schreiner of Arlington Heights, IL

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Lesley “Bub” Willett Jr.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lesley A. Willett Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hazel A. Schlais

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gail’s family to be designated at a later date.
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ROBERT “BOBBY” H. PILLER

 

AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: 317 W. County Road A Stetsonville Village of Stetsonville Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 28 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Frederick Brost

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 4, 1920 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Public Schools

 

MARRIAGE: December 26, 1942, he married Florence “Dolly” E. Schwarting and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, Robert and Dolly farmed in Medford and he also worked at Hurd in Medford. In 1967, they relocated where they lived for 23 years, during this time Robert drove truck for the State of Illinois until his retirement in 1986. In 1990, they then moved back to Stetsonville where they owned and operated Partners Bar and Restaurant, retiring a second time in 1994. Robert was a very hard worker and enjoyed gardening. He loved his family especially his grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Sons: Gary of Medford, Bruce of Fond du Lac, Mark (Debbie) of Ocala, Florida and Rocky (Debbie) of Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 Daughters: Betty (Dennis) Elliott of Cortland, Illinois and Lynn (Doug) Retherford of DeKalb, Illinois

Daughter-In-Law: Dora Piller of Schaumburg, Illinois

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Donna and Dennis “Butch”

 

16 GRANDCHILDREN

 

21 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

4 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Genevieve Jochimsen of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

6 BROTHERS DECEASED

 

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Piller

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Piller (Maiden Name: Sickinger)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Hope Hospice.

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EDWIN LEE SMITH

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: N3318 Hall Drive, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:25 PM Monday, January 26 at his residence in the Town of Browning under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 PM Friday, January 30 at United Methodist Church, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: United Methodist Church, Medford from 12 noon until the time of services at 1:30 PM on Friday, January 30

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1923 at Downing, WI

 

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools, 1943 graduate of Medford High School, attended Technical College in Wausau

 

MARRIAGE: August 20, 1949 at United Methodist Church, Medford to Ruth A. Hutchinson and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, he entered the US Navy and was a veteran of WW II serving from 1943-1946 as a radio technician 3rd Class. After the service, he continued his education. Then he worked as a foreman for Steel Structures in Medford for many years until his retirement in 1988. He also operated a hobby farm in the Town of Browning for many years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making furniture & snowshoes.

 

MEMBER OF: United Methodist Church, Medford; Medford American Legion Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ruth A. Smith of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karen (Mike) Marti of La Valle, WI, Terry (Janie) Smith of Verona, WI, Ricky (Mary) Smith of Tomah, WI, Jeffrey (Linda Geiger) Smith of Medford, Laurie (Tom) Daniels of Wausau

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Daniel Smith in infancy in 1957

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Florence Hedlund of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Elaine Kramer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edwin Clay Smith

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mae Pearl Barber

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Medford United Methodist Church, 287 E. Allman, Medford, WI 54451 in his name-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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 Phyllis Kathleen Dable, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Hospice House, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

 

  She was born Nov. 28, 1924, in the town of Deer Creek, Taylor County, the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Zwingli) Buehler. She married Fred Dable on Aug.23, 1946.

 

  Prior to marriage Phyllis taught elementary education from 1944 to 1946. The couple farmed from 1946 to 1968 when she divorced. She moved to Merrill where she ran a small daycare in Little Florida Trailer Court for several years then worked at various restaurants until her retirement in 1998. She then moved to Mosinee to be closer to her family. She enjoyed baking, card games, and laughing a Funniest Home Videos.

 

  Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (Breck) Mittlesteadt, Mosinee; five grandchildren, Wayne Schuster, Wendy (Mike) Goelden, Barry Schuster, Becky (Jordan) Hensel and Seth Mittlesteadt; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Philip (Elsie) Buehler, Medford, David Buehler, Athens, and Rex (Lee) Buehler, Merrill; and a sister-in-law, Adeline Buehler, Egan, Minn. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Donald Buehler, two sisters, Doris (Clarence) Ploecklman and Lillian (Robert) Sackmann, a daughter, Dorothy (Ray) Schuster, and a great-grandson, Matthew Waldvogel.

 

  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. The Rev. Duane Jass will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of services at the funeral home.

 

  A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Aspirus Hospice House. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Aspirus Hospice House.
 

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CHARLOTTE M. HABERMEYER

 

AGE: 103

 

ADDRESS: 635 Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:40 A.M. Sunday, January 25 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 7, 1911 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Attended Dorchester area schools

 

MARRIAGE: October 6, 1936 to Thomas M. Habermeyer and he preceded her in death on November 14, 1965.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Charlotte was a cook at Liberty Grade School, Medford High School and the Stetsonville Grade School for 40+ years until her retirement at the age of 75. During this time her and her husband, Thomas owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Little Black. Charlotte enjoyed knitting, crafts, fishing, playing cards and doing puzzles.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Barbara (David) Dittrich of Medford and Charles (Bonnie) Habermeyer of Stetsonville

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: David Habermeyer on June 21, 1970

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 17

 

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Clarence Decker of Colby

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George, Frank, Jimmy, Olivia, Marie, Theresa, Rose and Matilda
Also twin brothers in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Peter Decker

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Krezense Decker (Maiden Name: Heigl)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Charlotte’s family to be designated at a later date

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BRIAN C. KULAS

 

AGE: 77

 

ADDRESS: W7877 Lake Road Medford Township of Hammel Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 A.M. Monday, January 26 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 31 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Athens Cemetery, Athens

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and also Saturday from 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 20, 1937 in Wausau

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Wausau High School; Attended UW-Madison where he received a degree in Physical Education and a Graduate degree in Education Administration. During college was member of the Badger Basketball Team from 1955-1959.

 

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1959 in Wausau to Dona R. Penn

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During college, he was in ROTC and following graduation fulfilled his military obligation at Fort Benning, Georgia. Later he served in the National Guard where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the Berlin Crisis, and Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1959, Brian started his teaching career at Medford High School where he taught physical education and coached the boys’ basketball team. He became Assistant Principal in 1968 and Principal in 1971, a position he held until becoming Assistant Superintendent in 1987. He retired in 1999. Following his retirement, he served as Principal at the Medford Elementary School for one year. Brian was instrumental in the formation of the Medford Education Foundation and Post Prom activities, remaining active in both in his retirement. He continued to work with youth for many years as an instructor for Junior Achievement. He was an avid golfer, sports fan and reader.

 

MEMBER OF:, Kiwanis, Esadore Area Lake Association, Tee Hi Golf Club, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served six years as Church Council President. He served on the Boards of Directors of Memorial Hospital, Memorial Health Foundation, Taylor Electric Cooperative, Dairyland Power, AnnMarie Foundation, Medford Education Foundation, Federated Youth Foundation, Medford Public Library and Medford Public Library Foundation. Brian received national recognition for developing an education program to teach elementary students about Cooperatives. He was recognized as the Medford Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year in 1986 and inducted into the Medford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dona R. Kulas of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Three sons: Kevin (Krista) Kulas of Savage, Minnesota, Kirby (Julie) Kulas of Appleton and Keith Kulas of Marshfield

 

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Kolby, Kassie, Konor, Katherine and Klaire Kulas

 

AUNT: Lillian Kundert of Evansville, Indiana

 

SISTER-IN-LAW: Faye (Donald) Blarek of Wausau
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews and other relatives

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Kulas

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Kulas (Maiden Name: Kercher)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian’s family to be designated at a later date
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Brian taught his students that their years in high school were like a trip on a rocket ship. He inspired all who knew him to reach for the stars. . . . 

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Arnold " Shrimp" R. Schaefer, age 85, of Milan, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 , under the tender care of hospice at the Colonial Center in Colby with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan, WI. Father Paul Hoffman will officiate. Visitation for family and friends are welcome from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the church, and 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Saturday. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Arnold was born on July 23, 1929 the son of Werner C. and Louise (Vesley) Schaefer, on his home farm in Milan, WI. He is a 1948 graduate of Abbotsford High School. Arnold was united in marriage to Virginia " Ginny" H. Gall on August, 6 1952 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, WI. They just recently celebrated their 62 wedding anniversary.

 

  Arnold was a dairy farmer. He took over the family farm in 1952, and farmed until retirement age in 1996. Together Shrimp and Ginny had 12 beautiful children.

 

  Arnold held much pride in taking the Abbotsford Baseball team to state in 1948. He also was known as a very good dart ball player. When called on, to take that one shot, he was the guy. But most importantly he loved to attend his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. He loved his family and enjoyed family get togethers and celebrations.

 

  Arnold is survived by his wife, Ginny; 12 children: Kathleen (Randall) Kuck, Athens, Michael (Debra) Schaefer, Gilman, Steven (Julie) Schaefer, Edgar, Julie (Frank) Sterzinger, Minocqua, Daniel (Jane) Schaefer, Milan, Mary Jo (Douglas) Bruesewitz, Milan, Joseph (Jill) Schaefer, Colby, Diane (Blain) Rodman, Wausau, Terri (Mark) Peissig, Dorchester, Jean (Tony) Ludwig, Medford, Jolyn (Chris) Krohn, Wausau, and James (Nancy) Schaefer; 35 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two sisters: Joyce (Florian) Ahles, Marathon, and Blanche Krizek, Chicago, IL.

 

  He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings; Lorraine Bousse, Werner S. Schaefer, Bernice Burger, and Leslie Schaefer, and a grandson; Kristopher Kuck.

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PHILIP “FUZZ” G. METZ

 

AGE: 64

 

ADDRESS: 300 E. Allman St. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:40 P.M. Friday, January 23, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Ministry Home Care & Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:30 A.M. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion Club

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until time of services at 11:30 A.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 6, 1950 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Little Black Grade School and was a 1968 graduate of Medford Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 18, 1984 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford to Debra J. Scheithauer and she survives.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Fuzz was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He worked for Melvin’s Ready Mix Concrete Company for a number of years. Fuzz then drove truck for Tombstone Pizza for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at the family cabin.

 

MEMBER OF: Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519 in Stetsonville and the National Rifle Association

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Deb J. Metz of Medford

 

SURVIVING PET: loving dog Blazer

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mona “Monie” (Kayo) Pope of Stetsonville, Jim (Bev) Metz, Paul Metz, Mark (Dee Habeck) Metz, Steve (Kate) Metz all of Medford, Dan (Jeneane) Metz of Stetsonville and Sister-in-Law: Linda Metz of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Chuck Metz and Sister-in-Law: Marge Metz

 

SURVIVING PARENT: Mother: Beulah D. Metz of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles I. Metz

 

HONORARY URN BEARERS: Nieces & Nephews

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date or in Fuzz’s name to Ministry Home Care & Hospice.
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FLOYD L. NEIBACHER

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 849 S. Park Ave. Medford City of Medford Resident; Former Township of Little Black Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:23 A.M. Friday, January 23 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 30 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Holway with full military honors performed by the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 29 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 30 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 6, 1929 in the Township of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Attended Forest Grove Elementary School in the Township of Holway and a 1947 graduate of Owen High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1958 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway to Lois C. Berry

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Floyd served in the U.S. Army from July 7, 1954 until May 31, 1956. After his time in the service, he drove truck for Paul Brothers in Owen. Floyd then was a manager at Sauter Brothers in Dorchester from 1957 until 1987. He was also a manager at the C-Store in Dorchester until his retirement in 1991. In his retirement, Floyd enjoyed working out in the woods. He also enjoyed hunting, playing baseball, watching the Cubs and the Bears and reading western books.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway, Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville, Served on the Board of Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Holway

Former charter member of Holway AAL and former Timberline Hare-Beagle Club

 

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Lois C. Neibacher of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Merwyn (Susan Kerr) Neibacher of Glenwood City, Echo (Chris) Buehler of Medford, Margo (Robert) Gramling of Chippewa Falls, Kurt (Theresa) Neibacher of Carthage, New York and Gary (Sally) Purgett of Owen

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

SURVIVING SISTERS-IN-LAW: Harriet Vircks of Abbotsford and Doris Neibacher of Owen

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Wilbert and Orville Neibacher
Sister at birth

 

DECEASED FATHER: Oscar E. Neibacher

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Neibacher (Maiden Name: Hamm)

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Jerry Rankl, Gary Purgett and Dewey Hamm
Active: Hunter and Slate Buehler, Michael and April Neibacher, Samuel Gramling and Travis Purgett

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Floyd’s family requests memorials to be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery Association or St. Mary’s Cemetery Association of Holway
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Elva Mae Kohler 86 of Bruce; died on Friday; January 23rd, 2015 at The Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith.

 

She is survived by 5 children: Janet & Mike Ptacek of Prescott; Nancy & Tom Schweitzer of Exeland; Jim & Ziggy Kohler of Winter; Lesley Paul of Bruce and Dave & Tammy Kohler of Medford. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a sister Julia MacArthur of Bruce. Elva Mae was preceded in death by her husband Woody, a daughter Sharon Kramer and a brother Lyle Long.

 

Funeral services for Elva Mae will be held on Tuesday; January 27th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at The Ladysmith Church of Christ with Donn Schrodder officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.

 

The Kohler Family will receive friends at the Nash - Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce after 4:00 PM on Monday and also at the Church on Tuesday for an hour prior to service time.

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RONALD "RON" L. SIMEK

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: Genoa, NV; A former Ogema & Medford areas resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, January 20 at Renown Hospital, Reno, NV where he had been a patient for the past 9 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, January 31 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

 

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro w/military rites performed by the Westboro VFW

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, January 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and at First Lutheran Church, Ogema from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, January 31

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 9, 1929 at the family homestead in the Township of Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Ogema area elementary schools and was a 1947 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: March of 1955 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to the mother of his children, Joan E. Matheus & they were later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in Germany. After the service he worked in Wausau in the timber industry & served as a Game Warden in Rusk County for periods of time. He owned/operated Green Acres Tavern in rural Medford. In 1960 he purchased Tombstone Tap which he later co-owned with his brother “Pep”. During this time he also farmed in the Town of Ogema. From 1962-1986 he co-owned/co-operated and served as President of Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford. In 1987 he moved to Nevada where he owned a cattle ranch until 1997 when he moved to Wyoming to ranch. His business interests included a golf course, real estate business & gun club. He was very active in the Republican Party, enjoyed hunting, farming, socializing & polka music. He was inducted into the WI Better Business Bureau, Book of Who’s Who, WI Business Hall of Fame in 2011, Rib Lake High School Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

LIFE MEMBER OF: Premeau-Schauss VFW Post #7817, Westboro, NRA, Wild Sheep Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rhonda (Robert) Cummings of Ogema, Tony (Sandra) Simek of Cody, Wyoming, Jeffrey (Lisa) Simek of Ogema, Wendy (Brian) Cummings of Ogema

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Gloria Olmstead of Medford, Vlasta “Vi” Cummings of Delta Junction, AK; 2 Half-Brothers: Bill (Mary Ann) Noziska of Casper, WY & Daniel (Judy) Noziska of Juneau, AK

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Joseph “Pep” Simek in 2013

 

DECEASED FATHER: Josef Simek DECEASED MOTHER: Vlasta Hrdlicka

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Jeremy Wolfe, Brandon, Jasen & Garrett Cummings, Ben & Josef Simek

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Premeau-Schauss VFW Post #7817, Westboro, WI;

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BETTY M. DOHM

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: N2635 Martin Dr. Medford former Town of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:40 P.M. Thursday, January 22, 2014 at the Continental Manor in Abbotsford where she had been a resident for the past 2 years, surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Monday January 26, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati

 

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1921 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Betty attended Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School and Graduated from Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 23, 1942 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford to Robert A. Dohm and he preceded her in death in 2007

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Betty and her husband Robert farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for many years. She was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. Betty enjoyed sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, quilting and putting together puzzles. She loved her entire family and created something special for each new family member.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Edward (Cheryl) Dohm of Merrill, Alan (Ann) Dohm of Eau Claire, Bill (Lynn) of Medford, Ray Dohm of Ellsworth, Marlene (Wayne) Roesler of Athens, Donna (Mark) Hrdina of Goodrich and Linda (Duane) Dassow of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Lois Gustafson in 1993 and Rita Dohm in 2005

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 20 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 36 GR-GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Leon (Yvonne) Brost, Norbert (Rosalie) Brost, and Dolores Shaw all of Medford, Mary Ann Gawin of Menominee Falls, Sisters-in-Laws: Ruth Brost of Medford, Beulah Brost of Franklin and Margaret Ruesch of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Francis and Edward Brost, Agnes Stephen and infant daughter Rosemary

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost Jr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Stauner

 

PALLBEARERS: Tim Roesler, Troy and Jim Hrdina, Bob Gustafson, Dan Dassow and Alex Dohm

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JACQUE L. HUMM 

AGE: 85 

 

ADDRESS:  635 W. Cedar St. Apt 114 Medford, WI    former resident of Godfrey, IL

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:11 A.M. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center where he had resided for the past 6 weeks.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE:  Private services will be held at a later date.                     

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 8, 1930 in Bethalto, IL

 

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Bethalto Area High School

 

MARRIAGE:  March 28, 1953 in Alton, IL to Billie J. Lafikes and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:  Jacque served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1954. He worked as an electrician for Illinois Power Company for 9 years. After his marriage, Jacque settled in Edwardsville for a number of years. They then moved to Godfrey, IL where they resided for 40 years. They then lived in Ottawa, IL from 2009-2012. Jacque and Billie then moved to Prentice, WI for a period of time before moving to Medford. Jacque enjoyed fishing and puttering in his basement workshop and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF:  Jacque attended the Methodist Church in Godfrey, IL for many years

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Billie J. Humm of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathleen (Glenn) Wooten of Kingston, WA and Julia (John) Jast of Ogema

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILD DECEASED:  Logan Marquis

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13  GR-GRANDCHILDREN:  13

 

SURIVIVING BROTHER:  Robert Humm of Bethalto, IL

 

SISTERS DECEASED: Wilhemia Apple, Alice Hartley, Ruth Havelka and Ruby

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frederick Humm DECEASED MOTHER:  Julia C. Olthoff


OTHER INFORMATION:  Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

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