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Walter P. Nowicki


  WALTER P. NOWICKI, age 90, of Lublin, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, WI. Richard Pulcher will officiate and burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, in Lublin. Military rites will be conducted by the Abramowicz-Kacmarczyk-Cwikla American Legion Post #547. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.

  Walter Peter Nowicki was born on September 22, 1926 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Thomas and Stella (Wittek) Nowicki. He was raised on the family farm until his family moved to Chicago, IL, where he completed his education, graduating from Englewood High School. He entered the United States Army on February 9, 1945 and served until his honorable discharge on December 2, 1946. Walter returned to Illinois and attended Photography School and later held various jobs in the Chicago area. It was there that he met his future wife, Dolores Bak, and they were later married on October 1, 1949 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp, WI. Dolores died on August 2, 1988. Walter continued to live in Chicago until moving to Lublin in 2001 to live with his son, Joe. He resided in Lublin until the time of his death.
Walter had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, woodworking and photography. He was a member of the Lublin American Legion Post #547.
  He is survived by his son: Joseph T. Nowicki of Lublin; one granddaughter: Vanessa Matuszewski of Chicago; one great-granddaughter: Madison Walowski of Chicago; one sister: Lillian Nisbet of California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; one brother: Joseph Nowicki; and one sister: Florence Krol.

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Francis "Frank" A. Pries


 

  Francis "Frank" A. Pries, age 71, of Owen passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Palliative Care at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by his loving family. 

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.  Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

  A Celebration of Life will also be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron, MN.

  Frank was born on May 3, 1945 the son of Wilbur and Lorraine (Nigon) Pries in Rochester, MN.  He graduated from Byron High School in 1963.  Frank was united in marriage to Susan Halloran on April 26, 1969 in Chatfield, MN. 
  Frank worked as a carpenter for Pries Brothers Construction from 1970-81.  He moved to Owen and bought a dairy farm.  Frank also worked as a livestock field representative for National Farmers Organization for 32 years, retiring in 2016. 

  He served on many boards and committees including NAFCOR, National Farmers Organization and the Byron Fire Department.  Frank had a strong faith and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  He was a avid hunter and especially enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren.  Frank most importantly cherished his family and loved attending their sporting events.

  Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue; four children:  Mark (Terry) of Withee, Becky (Jim) Albrecht of WI Rapids, Pam of Albertville, MN and Jill (Gene) Derfus of Greenwood; six grandchildren: Cody Albrecht, Nick, Zack, Brandon, Brady and Christa Derfus; five step-grandchildren: Justin, Hayley, Jim, Sara and Lindsay (Andrew); three step-great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by five brothers and one sister:  Jerry (Sharon), Jim (Sue), Joe (Shari), Dan (Becky) all of Byron, MN, Tom (Jeanette) of Eyota, MN and Mary (Bruce) Clement of Rochester, MN; two sisters-in-law: Teresa (Dean) Narveson of Chatfield, MN and Mary Halloran of Peoria, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  The Pries family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center, DaVita Dialysis of Marshfield and Palliative care at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Betty F. Imbach


 

BETTY F. IMBACH

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: N5064 Ben’s Lane, Medford; Town of Chelsea resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:46 AM Thursday, March 23 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 ½ months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, March 27 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey

 

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 4-7 PM on Sunday, March 26 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 27

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1930 at Rib Lake, WI

 

EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Township of Greenwood and was a graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: November 25, 1950 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Joseph Imbach and he preceded her in death December 9, 2012

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Most of her life was spent as a housewife & mother while raising her family. They resided in the Townships of Chelsea and Browning for periods of time. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching & crossword puzzles.

 

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey, Medford VFW Auxiliary & the Whittlesey Homemakers Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Betty Jane Roberts of New London, Joan (John) Pfaff of Stetsonville & Nancy Imbach of Phillips; Sons – Jerry (Peggy), Jack (Mary), James (Sarah) & Mike (Sharon) Imbach, all of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandchildren – Nikki & Billy Pfaff

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers - Lester (Marylin) Judnic of Merrill & Harvey (Arlene) Judnic of Rib Lake
Sisters – Angeline Strebig of Medford & Rose Schilling of Mt. Prospect, IL
Sisters-in-law: Margaret Fleegel & Marcella Judnic both of Medford, Maggie Gumz of Westboro & Mary Ann Leffel of Colby

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joseph, Carl & Clarence Judnic, Mary Nezval

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Judnic

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Mauser) Judnic

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Tripp Reamer, Tessa Brandner, Carli & Autumn Higgins

Active – Grandchildren, Ryan & Alex Imbach, Mike & Maggie Pfaff, Jeremy & Chris Roberts, Danny & Bobby Malchow, Dillon “Monk” Brandner

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey or the Medford VFW Auxiliary
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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June A. Stiel


 

  June A. Stiel, 84, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home on March 20, 2017 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hope Hospice.

  June was born June 18, 1932 in Rib Lake to Ralph and Alice (Johnson) St. Clair. She married Leo C. Stiel on December 13, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Leo passed away May 31, 1994.
  She is survived by her Children: Sandy (Damian) Jones of Westboro, Matthew (Louise) Stiel of Rib Lake, Mary Stiel of Chicago, Therese (James) Walters of Rib Lake, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and numerous cousins.
  June is further preceded in death by her Parents and Infant brother Kenneth.
  June worked for Gem Products Shoe Factory in Rib Lake, and met her Husband Leo there. She then became a homemaker and raised her children. June went back to work for Brothers Two and was a wood worker in the factory. She enjoyed needlework, artist, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She loved adventures, especially spending Sunday afternoons on a drive with her husband and children, not knowing exactly where the road would lead them.
  She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Good Shepherd Knitters.
  A memorial mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday March 24, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. A Rosary service will be held at 9 AM Friday, visitation will follow from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
  In honor of June, the family has requested memorial donations be given to Hope Hospice or Good Shepherd Catholic Church.Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Helen T. Krizan


 

  Helen T. Krizan, 92, formerly of Cornell and Sheldon, died Tuesday, March

21, 2017 at Country Terrace-Bloomer under the care of Heartland Hospice.
  She was born on August 12, 1924 in Elroy, WI area to the late Knut and
Hilda (Halverson) Knutson. She grew up there and married Andrew Krizan
on June 11, 1949 in Fountain Lutheran Church, Elroy. The couple farmed
and raised their family south of Sheldon.
  She is survived by her children, Sharon (Herman) Viegas of Bloomington,
MN, Sandy (Neil) Marthaler of Athens, Ken (Terri) Krizan of Portage, Dennis
(Beverly) Krizan of Cottage Grove, Mark (Lynn) Krizan of Oregon, WI,
Diane Krizan of Chicago, IL and Judy (Dennis) Ewer of Eau Claire, 15
grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister, Cora Preuss of Sparta and
a brother, Robert Knutson of Florida. Helen is preceded in death by her
husband, Andrew (9-11-16), her parents, a granddaughter, Marissa Ewer,
a great grandson, Maddox Krizan and 3 sisters, Katherine Schultz, Mildred
Schultz and Eva Kozuszek.
A funeral will be at 11AM on Friday, March 24th at Trinity Lutheran
  Church-Sheldon, Rusk County, WI with Reverend Doctor Gary Paul
officiating. Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from
9:30AM until time of service Friday at the Church. Plombon Funeral
Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.

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Deuane "Pops" R. Bock


 

DEUANE “POPS” R. BOCK

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: Township of Holway resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:35 AM Saturday, March 18 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 ½ months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 9, 1938 at Chili, WI

 

EDUCATION: Chili, WI area elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: October 7, 2016 at Medford to Shirley Ann Nelson-Kreuscher and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed in the Chili area for a period of time. Resided in the Perkinstown & Holway areas while working as a milk hauler, logging truck driver and Bauer Trucking of Medford for periods of time until retirement. He enjoyed hobby farming, horse sales, model trains, gun shows, hunting, fishing and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: His partner since 1984 and present wife, Shirley A. Kreuscher of the Town of Holway

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 daughters along with others residing in the Chili area
Step-Children: Karl (Linda) Kreuscher of Medford and Patty (Mike) Webster of Gilman
Step-Grandchildren: Ashley Zettler, CJ Kreuscher and Amber Webster, along with one on the way
Step-Great Grandchildren: Kaylee & Memphis Zettler, Chloe Bucki

 

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Bock

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Daisy Heisler

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Sadly missed by our cat-Custer
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Marie I. Kulesa


  Marie I. Kulesa, 89, formerly of the Town of Taft, died
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Oakbrook Nursing and Rehab
Center-Thorp. She was born on December 25th, 1927 in
Neillsville the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude
(Galiff) Ehlert. Marie grew up in Neillsville until 1937 when her
family purchased a farm in the Town of Taft; South of
Gilman. Marie to the Taft Red Brick Schoolhouse.
  She married Joseph Kulesa on October 26th, 1946 at St.
John’s Lutheran Church-Yellow River. The couple farmed in
the Town of Taft for many years.
  Marie is survived by her children, Ron Kulesa of Thorp,
Darrell (Diane) Kulesa of Chippewa Falls, Regina (Don)
Beauchene of San Pablo, California, Doreen Shatwell of
Lublin, Chris (Leon) Peetz of Gilman and Naomi (Bob)
Warner of Westboro, many grandchildren, great
grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Joseph, 3 brothers, George, Howard and Robert
Ehlert and 5 sisters, Verna Hoeck, Velma Hart, Lorraine
Kelling, Arline Piater and Elleanor Kulesa.
  A funeral service will be at 11AM on Saturday, March 25th at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9AM Saturday until time of
service.

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Harold L. Ingersoll


 

  Harold L. Ingersoll, age 83, of Curtiss, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.

  Harry was born on August 22, 1933, the son of Kenneth and Edith (Dombrove) Ingersoll, Sr. in Clark County.  He attended Abbotsford Schools.  Harry was united in marriage to Kathryn "Sue" Klimeck on January 17, 1959 in Stetsonville.  They later divorced. 

  Harry's passion was to fix things.  He farmed, worked at Abby Wrecking for many years, Johnson Garage and later at Weathershield in Medford.  Harry also had a couple of salvage yards.  He was well known around the entire area and also for his unique laugh.  Harry was a singer, prankster, comedian and one-of-a-kind B.S.er. 

  Harry is survived by four sons:  Ronald Ingersoll of Abbotsford, Daniel Ingersoll of Medford, Bradley (Kathy) Ingersoll of Stanley and Brian (Samantha) Ingersoll of Medford; a daughter, Karen (Wayne) Tischendorf of Ogema; daughter-in-law, Sandra Ingersoll of Colby; son-in-law, Chuck Strey of Loyal; 19 grandchildren:  Nicole, Jeremy, Justin, Tyler, Travis, Stacey, Chris, Kyle, Jade, Cameron, Kara, Brandon, Dominique, Zak, Haley, Brady, Gage, Carsen and Gracie; 11 great-grandchildren and a very close nephew, Kelly Ingersoll.  He is further survived by three brothers:  Kenneth Ingersoll, Jr. of Colby, Marv Ingersoll of Adams-Friendship and Neil Ingersoll of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Galen Ingersoll, a daughter,  Laurie Strey; a grandson, Jesse Ingersoll; five siblings: Gladys (Orville) Tichy, Donald "Butch" (Zora) Ingersoll, Jannette Johnson, Arlene (Byron) Leichtman and Robert "Pookie" (Mutzie) Ingersoll.

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Charles W. Bablick


 

Charles W. Bablick, age 92, of Park Falls, died on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. He was born on January 11, 1925 in Butternut, the son of George and Anna (Palecek) Bablick. He was a graduate of the Butternut High School. Charlie moved to Menomonie and worked for the Firestone Tire Store. On August 27, 1946 he married his wife of fifty-three years, Genevieve Koran. The couple then moved to Stanley where he worked for the Firestone Tire Store. They moved back to Butternut in 1949 and Charlie then worked for Vincent & Vincent Ford in Park Falls and then the Flambeau Paper Mill as a production manager until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, baseball, softball, wood working, gardening, playing cards, and carpentry. Charlie loved spending time with family & friends and traveling. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events. He served as a Mass Server, Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Knight. He donated his time for decades decorating St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for the Christmas season. On September 1, 2001 he marred Arlene Zimpel at Pier Willow Catholic Church

He is survived by:

his wife Arlene of Park Falls

(3)children:

Deacon David (Ginny) Bablick of Tomahawk

Dennis (Luann) Bablick of Butternut

Mary (Jerry) Sarver of Medford

(8)grandchildren, (21)great-grandchildren, (1)great-great-grandson

(3)step-children:

Sharon (Mike) Ferge of Fond du Lac

Diana (Bill) Hede of Tacoma, WA

Debra (Joe) Cali of Waukesha

(7)step-grandchildren, (13)step-great-grandchildren

numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Genny in 2000, (2)great-granddaughters, (1)step-grandson, and (2)brothers: George and John Bablick.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11:00am from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Park Falls. Fr. Shaji Pazhukkathara, Dea. David Bablick, and Dea. Chet Ball will co-officiate.

 

Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.

 

A visitation will be held on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm and on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the hour of the service.

 

The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the the family.

www.novitzkefuneralhome.com

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Raymond "Ray" F. Meyer


 

RAYMOND “RAY” F. MEYER

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: W6503 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 PM Wednesday, March 15 at his residence in the Town of Little Black under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Sunday, March 19 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 20 at the church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 18, 1927 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary School, Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 16, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Rosalie M. Baumer and she preceded him in death January 21, 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Entered US Army in 1946 and served on Guam & Iwo Jima. Discharged in 1947 with the rank of Sargent. Worked for Taylor Co. Highway Dept. as a truck driver from May 1947 until Oct. 1950. In Nov. of 1950 he was called back into the Army and served in Korea from Dec. of 1950 until Oct. of 1951, discharged with the Korean Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars. From 1952 to 1956 he worked for the Medford Co-op & the Medford Electric Utility. From 1956 to 1965 he worked as a milk delivery man for Parkin’s Ice Cream Co. in Medford. In June of 1965, he started working for the Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept. as a jailer-dispatcher and was later promoted to Sheriff’s deputy & patrolman in 1966. In 1969 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy & held that position until retirement in 1988. Their family has lived on a hobby farm in the Town of Little Black since May of 1956.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Life member of the Medford VFW, Retired member of the WI Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs Association

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Tammy) Meyer, Diane (Al) Kasparek, Sue (Matt) Gengler & Virginia (Russell) Jari, all of Medford, Barb (Steve) Kauss of Green Bay

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

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

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Meyer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes (Pritzl) Meyer

 

PALLBEARERS: Steve & Mike Kauss, Al Kasparek, Matt Gengler, Russ Jari, Chad Sebold

 

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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Harlin D. Anderson


 

Harlin D. Anderson

 

AGE: 71

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence on March 12, 2017 at 1:13 AM

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday March 18, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1945 in Medford, WI

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Harlin worked for 40 plus years at Black River Industries, Medford. He enjoyed Special Olympics Bowling, fishing, working at Black River Industries, and spending time with his family and friends

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey and he was also a part of the Special Olympics

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 sisters: Virginia Kitchen of Abbotsford, Jeanette Reed of Rhinelander, Sherrie (Mike) Ertl of Menomonee Falls and Sandra (Richard) Salzwedel of La Crosse; 1 brother: Gerald (Sandra) Anderson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 sisters: Sheryl and Darlene; 3 brothers-in-law: Henry, Ollie and John.

 

DECEASED FATHER: David Alfred Anderson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alberta Clara Krickenberg

 

PALLBEARERS: Tammy & Kris Salzwedel, Brian Kitchen, Tim Ertl, Dawn Amen, and Lisa Wiber

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harlin’s name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to The Special Olympics
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Delbert R. Sloniker


 

DELBERT ROSS SLONIKER

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: 544 Shattuck Street, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:45 AM Thursday, March 9 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 at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

 

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

 

VISITATION: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 18

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1925 at Greenwood, WI

 

EDUCATION: Greenwood elementary schools and was a 1943 graduate of Greenwood High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 24, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal to Shirley Ann Schaefer and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a cheesemaker for a period of time while residing in Greenwood & Willard. In 1956 he moved to Stetsonville and managed Farmers Pride Cheese Factory from 1956-1968. Moved to Medford in 1968 and he worked as a federal inspector inspecting cheese & butter for the USDA until retirement in 1986. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, deer hunting, playing cards, 4 wheeling and playing checkers with his great grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley A. Sloniker of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Susan L. Sloniker of Hazelhurst, WI & Gary (Cynthia) Sloniker of Spooner, WI
2 Grandchildren – Sara (Tom) Kiral of Lewiston, MN & Michelle (Housni) Kabdi of Spooner
4 Great-Grandchildren – Emma & Maddie Kiral, Zak & Eli Kabdi

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Mark Sloniker in 2000

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Edward (Florence) Sloniker of Abbotsford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Verlyn & Kenneth Sloniker

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ross Sherman Sloniker

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mildred M. (Schneider) Sloniker

 

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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Douglas A. Rohland


 

  Douglas A. Rohland, age 56, of Withee passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his loving family. 

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate.  Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

  Doug was born on October 15, 1960, the son of Rhinehart and Audrey (Rossow) Rohland in Stanley.  He graduated from Owen-Withee High School.  Doug was united in marriage on May 31, 1980 to Laurie Jorgensen in Neillsville.  He worked at Sierra Pacific Windows and Doors (formerly Hurd) in Medford for 27 years.

  Doug enjoyed life, was a jokester, had a wonderful heart and would help out anyone in any way he could.  He was an avid Packers fan and loved hunting and fishing, especially with his boys.  Most importantly, Doug was devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

  Doug is survived by his wife, Laurie; six children:  Tyrel Erickson of Chippewa Falls, Misty (Shawn) Susa of Green Bay, Alicia (Chad) Martin of Madison, Jeremy Rohland of Medford, Amanda (Eric) Rodriguez of Spencer and Joshua Rohland (Amy Gagnon) of Kewaunee; six grandchildren:  Sierra, Jacob, Kyler, Mason, Kayleigh and Olivia.  He is further survived by eight siblings:  Cheryl Schoening, Mike Rohland, Greg Rohland, Tom (Sheri) Rohland, Cindy Rohland, Dave Rohland, Donna Rohland and Tim Rohland; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jody.

  The family requests memorials to gofundme Doug Rohland

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Violet S. Nikkila


 

  Violet S. Nikkila, 87, Town of Ogema, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home under the care of Hope Hospice and surrounded by her family.

  She was born on January 27, 1930, in Ogema, the daughter of Victor J. and Signe (Juni) Linden.
  She was a lifelong resident of the Ogema area. She attended the Levitt Creek Grade School and was a graduate of the Westboro High School, Class of 1948.
  She was married to Melvin Nikkila on March 27, 1948, in Ogema. She remained at her home and raised her 6 children. In her free time she enjoyed the outdoors, feeding and watching her birds and spending time with her family and friends.
  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Westboro.
  She is survived by her children: Marlene (Roscoe Skomaroske) Bleck, Phillips, Judy Arkola, Westboro, Diane (Terry) Foster, and Dan (Tammy) Nikkila, all of Ogema, by 15 grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Melvin Oct. 7, 2000, by 2 brothers Alvin and Reynold, by 1 infant brother Carl, by 2 sons: Ronnie and Larry, by 1 grandson Lonnie Bleck, and 2 Sons-In-Law Marvin Arkola and Gene Bleck.
  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church, Ogema, with Pastor Robert Giese officiating .Interment will be in the Levitt Creek Cemetery, Town of Hill. Pallbearers are to be her grandsons: Cory and Joey Bleck, Ron Arkola, Troy, Todd, Derek, and Travis Foster, and Tyler and Brent Nikkila.Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. at the church until the time of the service.
  The Heindl Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com

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Florence O. Pawlik


 

  Florence O Pawlik, 91 of Gilman, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017

at Ascension Our Lady of Victory Hospital-Stanley. She was born
on January 9, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Peter
and Anna (Nesterick) Filipiak. The family moved to the Gilman
area when she was a little girl. Florence went on to graduate
from Gilman High.
  On June 19, 1948 she was united in marriage to Joseph Pawlik at
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church-Lublin. The couple raised
their three children, Joseph Jr. “Joey” (1950), Darlene (1954)
and Dorothy (1956) while operating and expanding the family
dairy farm south of Gilman.
  She is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Gary) Pawlik Plank of
Stratford and Dorothy (Stanley) Halida of Lublin, seven
grandchildren who will serve as pallbearers and 18 great
grandchildren: Jacqueline (Zach) Hennemann and their children
Isaac and Jacob; Carey (Mark) Pawlik Paulson and their children
Dylan and Kole; Jennifer (Jeramie) Duellman and their children
Tychelle, Troy, and Trevin; Jodi (Paul) Weisenbeck and their
children Karlie, Bailey and Hallie; Cory (Sarah) Halida and their
children Logan, Lucas, Bradley and Grace; Kristen (David)
Koontz Haider and their daughter Marley; and Karyn (Zack) Nitz
and their children Alaina, Ella, and Samuel. She is also survived
by her daughter-in-law Sharon Hughes of Gilman, brothers,
Peter (Patricia) Filipiak of Hawkins and Richard Filipiak of
Chippewa Falls and two sisters, Eleanor Almos of Minneapolis,
MN and Alice (Herb) Deuel of Sheldon and sister in law, Jan
Filipiak of Hudson. Florence is preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, Joseph Sr. (2013), son, Joseph Jr., son in law,
Richard Hughes, brother, William Filipiak, sister, Dorothy Filipiak
and brother in law, Kurt Almos.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Saturday, March 11th at Holy
Assumption Orthodox Church-Lublin with Father Hermann Klarr
officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will
be from 4-8 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7:
30PM Panikhida service. Visitation will continue Saturday
morning at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 AM.

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Melvin W. Spath


 

  Melvin William Spath, 67, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle against Leukemia.

  Melvin was born November 23, 1949 in Fremont, Nebraska to Warren and Arlene (Buckendahl) Spath.
He is survived by his siblings: Shirley (Leon) Gonnering of Marshfield, twin brother Merlin Spath of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lynn (Glenda Wiese) Spath of Medford, his Children: Jason, Jody and Daniel, 4 Grandchildren, Special Friends Barb and David Kleist of Eau Claire.
 Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, and Grandparents: Clarence and Lorena Spath, William and Mary Buckendahl.
  Melvin attended Lawndale and Liberty Elementary Schools, and was a 1968 graduate from Medford Area Sr. High. After graduation Melvin moved to Eau Claire, and made it his home. His career included driving semi-truck over the road for various companies. Throughout his career, he drove all 48 states of the continental US. He retired from Menards Distribution due to ill health.
  Melvin had many passions in his life. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding horses and camping. He loved building and designing unique birdhouses, and was a talented wood-craftsman. He enjoyed giving the birdhouses he built as gifts to family and friends. He also has a green thumb for growing beautiful flowers and vegetables from seeds. He took great pride in his beautiful floral beds. He also was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.
  Funeral services for Melvin will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Rev. Richard Russow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 PM.

Melvin’s family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, nurses and doctors, especially Nurses Julie Ann and Jill, and Dr. Muslim at Sacred Heart Hospital and Syversen Lutheran Home, both of Eau Claire.
  Melvin will be truly missed by his family, and his beloved cat Papa, who was his best friend and closest companion.
  In honor of Melvin’s love for his cat Papa, memorial donations can be given to any animal shelter of the donor’s choice.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservices.com

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Karen M. Hinke


 

  Karen Mae Hinke (Pollard), 65, passed away on March 4, 2017 in Marshfield. She was born March 30, 1951 in Indiana to the late William and Juanita (Schickinger) Pollard. She received her education in Kentucky, where the family later moved. After many years down south she moved to Wisconsin and eventually met and married her loving husband Ken Hinke.

  Karen worked various jobs throughout her life. She was also involved in many community organizations. She enjoyed meeting new people, making you laugh, and spending time with family. She spent many years bowling on the Classy Lady League. She took pride in her grand and great-grandchildren.

  Karen is survived by her husband Ken of Medford; her children Rebecca Sanders of Kentucky, Annette (Alvin) Dassow of Medford, Richard (Marilyn) Smith of South Carolina, Randy (Ginny) Hinke of Ashland, Mike (Margo) Hinke of Stetsonville, and Matt Hinke of Minnesota. She is further survived by 5 brothers, Wayne (Sug) Pollard of Kansas, Dennis Pollard of Ohio, Greg, Steve, Danny (Carolyn) Pollard all of Kentucky, and 3 sisters, Diane (Larry) Redemann, Stella Easley, and Sara (Antonio) Pires. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren with one on the way, and 7 great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Neff of Kansas.

  A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. 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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Celand "Mel" Melbinger


 

  Celand Lawrence “Mel” Melbinger, 102, of Owen, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

  Mel was born November 26, 1914 in the Town of Reedsburg, to Joseph and Anna (Erben) Melbinger. He was a graduate of Withee High School. Mel married Lois E. Matthewson on September 14, 1935 at the Congregational Church in Owen. Lois preceded Mel in death in 2002.
  He is survived by his children: Jerome (Irene) Melbinger of Madison, and Lonnie (Mary) of Medford, Grandchildren Holly (Lance) Tonkinson of Reedsburg, Kimberly Melbinger-Cerutti of El Dorado Hills, CA, Christopher (Brenda) Melbinger of Ft. Myers, FL, Dr. Julie (Dr. Peter) Melbinger-Wagner of Mequon, Deborah Melbinger of Shorewood, Great Great Grandchildren: Connor, Ella, Claire, and Andrew. He is further survived by his very significant caregiver and friend of 15 years, Canice Parnewicz of Owen, and many nieces and nephews.

  Mel is further preceded in death by his Parents, and Brother Arleigh Melbinger.

  Upon completion of high school, Mel’s entrepreneurial characteristics were evident. He was an astute businessman and progressive planner. He ventured into several business opportunities and then wrote the Postal Office exam and became a clerk for the Owen Post Office. While working at the Post Office, he worked for Badger Shooters Supply in Owen. After 10 years of working both positions he then became a full time employee at Badger Shooters Supply. With great tenacity and hard work he expanded the business into an international company and was the CEO until his retirement in 1983.

  Mel was also very proud and committed to his community, and was Mayor of Owen for 14 years. During his service he was instrumental with the growth and decision making for Owen. Primarily expanding industry; ensuring and improving the cities infrastructure and creating the Owen Development Corporation, thus, building the first clinic that housed two Medical and two Dental Doctors.

  As Mayor, Mel was proud to have had a new water system built in the city. He improved the communities “brick and mortar” on his own by building a grocery store, hardware store, chiropractic office, clinic and Post office. He was a life time member of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Owen. For most of his adult life he held many volunteer and community board positions: Riverside Cemetery board; housing authority implementation; National Rifle Association and a member of the Owen Masonic Lodge # 317, he was a Past Master and recently received his 70 year membership certificate. At the age of 102, Mel was the oldest living Mason in the United States.

  In his leisure time, Mel enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, gardening, skiing and spending time at his cabin up North. He took pleasure in traveling, especially his Alaskan hunting and fishing adventures. Mel was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and season ticket holder. He was present during the frigid 1967 “Ice Bowl” game between the Packers and Cowboys.
  Mel loved his wife and family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Owen. Rev. Tony Ring will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Pallbearers will be David Blazer, Brian Bredlau, Jack Jalling, Scott Jalling, Jeff Matthewson, and Jerry Prepeluh. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Schmidt, Jim Carlson, Tom Nelson and members of the Owen Masonic Lodge #317. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church from 10 AM until the time of services.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mel can be given to St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church or to the Medford Aspirus Foundation.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
  Always remember Mel’s advice during hard times “it will pass.”

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Roberta G. Paul


 

  Roberta G. Paul, 67 of the Township of Prentice, Price County, passed away on Saturday, March 4 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford after a long struggle with Alzheimer disease. She was born on March 30, 1949 at Stafford Spring, CT, daughter of the late Clarence Y. and Jennie (Gage) Paul.

  Roberta grew up in Tolland, CT and later moved to Wisconsin in 1973 where she married John Moore & raised 5 children while residing in the Ogema area. She worked for many years in the woods as a logger.       She was a devoted mother and care giver for her parents in their final years. She was a very serious Christian, student of the Bible, was always ready to share the good news of God’s kingdom, loved tapping maple trees, making maple syrup, knew about wild foods and would scout the woods and fields for them.     She had a great sense of humor, loved to make people laugh with her jokes, was always happy and ready to lend a helping hand.
  She is survived by her children, Ronald (Rose Thiede) Theriault of Prentice, John Moore of Florida and Lisa Moore of Ingram, WI, along with a granddaughter Evelyn Koehler & 3 great-grandchildren. Further survived by her siblings – Douglas (Marion) Paul of Vermont, David (Lucille) Paul of Phillips, Daniel Paul of Florida, Timothy (Dawn) Paul of Virginia, Jonathan (Christina) Paul of Willington, CT, Marilyn (Edward) Toth and Lydia Larson both of Tolland, CT. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert & Benjamin Moore. Her siblings would like to thank Ronald & Rose for 8 years of loving and wonderful care given to her.
  A memorial service/celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 8 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema with Rev. Dr. Bob Giese officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to First Lutheran Church, Ogema.

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Merle Eugene Stoppelmoor


 

  Merle Eugene Stoppelmoor, age 74, of Spencer, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home in Abbotsford.

Merle was born on December 22, 1942 in Butler County, IA the son of Rudolph and Grace (Busma) Stoppelmoor.  He was the youngest of 4 children.  He spent his entire childhood and early adult life on the family farm.  He attended New Hartford School and graduated in 1961.  He was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Schwennen on August 3, 1963 at Little Brown Church near Nashua, IA.  

  Merle was a farmer all of his life or as he put it "since before he was born," but he also worked off the farm at different jobs.  He worked for Clay Equipment in Cedar Falls, IA, Chamberlain Mfg and John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo, IA, and White Farm Equipment in Charles City, IA.  He also did some road construction and was a truck driver for many years.

  In 1991, Merle and Jo sold their farm in Minnesota and  moved to a farm just west of Unity, where they lived for 18 years.  After selling the dairy cows, he continued to farm the land. He also drove a truck part time for Marshfield Scrap before retiring and moving to their present farm near Spencer. He said he needed something to do, so he continued to farm his 40 acres.  When he wasn't busy on the farm, he and Jo enjoyed traveling to visit friends and relatives and going to farm shows, and collecting farm toys.  He enjoyed time with his grandchildren, playing cards, and going to bingo at Hardees in Colby and the Marshfield Senior Center, where he made many friends.    

  Merle is survived by his wife, Nancy Jo of 53 years; two daughters:  Lisa (Brian) Albrecht and Amy (Chris) Mulyck both of Winona, MN; a son: Steven (Tami) of Fountain City, WI; four beloved grandchildren: Amber Mulyck of Spencer, and Kaleb, Landon, and Nathan Stoppelmoor all of Fountain City, WI; and great granddaughter Rayne Mulyck/Marklowitz, who was his shadow, playmate and #1 fan.  He is further survived by a sister: Sharon (George) Kozjak of Granite City, IL, and a brother: Lowell Stoppelmoor of Roberts, WI, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Evelyn Webber; two sisters-in-law: Darla Stoppelmoor and Eljean Dreesman and a brother-in-law: Jerry Dignan. 

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Gene A. Graumann


 

  Gene Allen Graumann, 56 of the Township of Chelsea, passed away on March 1, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

  Funeral services for Gene will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 4 – 7 PM on Friday, March 3 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4. Burial will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery following services. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Henningfield & Greg Quednow. Active pallbearers will be Bob McNamar, Kenny Schilling, Tony & Nathan Reinhardt, Mike Siroin, Phil Graumann, Mark Hommel and Rodney Goodrich.

  Gene was born on April 29, 1960 at Medford to the late Ewald “Boobie” Graumann and Beverly (Strebig) Graumann Hagen of Medford. He attended the Town of Chelsea elementary schools and Medford High School. He married Tammy Floyd on August 18, 1979 and had two children. After 27 years of marriage, Tammy passed away from cancer in 2007. Gene later married Tara Peche at home in the Town of Chelsea on July 2, 2010.

  He began his working career at Cooper Cheese in Westboro while still in school. He worked for a period of time at Weather Shield Mfg. and then worked at Hurd Windows (Sierra Pacific) for over 30 years until ill health forced his retirement in 2015.

  In his early years, Gene enjoyed playing softball, shooting pool league and drag racing snowmobiles. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle, restoring his ’55 Ford Customline car, spending time in his shop with his many friends, family playing with the Chelsea Chokers Band, watching his grandkids race, adored his twin granddaughters, going camping, sitting around the campfire and UTVing. He was instrumental in establishing the “Tammy Graumann Fight the Cancer Ride” which he was very proud of. He was also a member of the Rib Lake Fireworks Committee and Trinity Lutheran Church of Chelsea.

  Gene is survived by his wife, Tara of Chelsea, his mother, Beverly and special friend Merlin Gebert both of Medford, two sons, Shawn (Amanda) and Jeffrey (Andrea) both of Chelsea, step daughter, Kacie Ramsey and stepson, Aaron (Morgan) Ramsey all of Medford, his grandchildren, Kyle, Ezra, Jersey, Aubree, Phoebe & Piper. Further survived by two brothers, Randy (Yong) of Olympia, WA and Danny (Cheryl) of Rib Lake, his father/mother-in-law, Myron & Barb Peche of Medford, his beloved dog, Axo, many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Ewald, step-father, Bill Hagen, wife, Tammy, mother/father-in-law, Carol & Kenny Floyd.

  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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Nancy L. Glebke


 

  Nancy L Glebke, 60 of Gilman, died Wednesday, March 1,

2017 at home under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born
on May 19, 1956 in Ladysmith to William and Nora Hendricks.
  Nancy was raised in Cornell until she was 5 when her family
moved north of Gilman. Nancy graduated from Gilman High in
1975.
  On April 17th, 1976 she was united in marriage to James
Glebke at Zion Lutheran Church-Gilman. Nancy was a
homemaker and helped on the family farm. She enjoyed
cooking, sewing and taking care of her family.
  She is survived by her husband, James Glebke of Gilman,
three children, Mandy Bohl of Baraboo, James Glebke and
Jeremy (Amanda) Glebke both of Gilman, four grandchildren,
Ashley Bohl, Aimery Glebke, Rachel Westaby and Kordell
Birch, her mother, Nora Hendricks of Gilman, four sisters and
four brothers. Nancy is preceded in death by her father, William
Hendricks, son in law, Glen Bohl and three sisters.
  A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 4th
at the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hannibal
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service
Saturday morning.

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Laurie A. Strey


 

 

  LAURIE A. STREY, age 53, of Loyal, WI, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, WI, on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  A memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Loyal United Methodist Church, in Loyal, with Rev. Patsy Roe officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10am until time of service.

     Laurie Ann Ingersoll was born on February 28, 1963 in Marshfield, WI, to Harold and Kathryn (Klimeck) Ingersoll.  She was raised and received her education in the Abbotsford area until her family moved to Stetsonville, WI, in 1980 and graduated from Medford High School in 1981.  After high school, she worked as a waitress in Marshfield.  She was united in marriage on January 14, 1984 to Charles R. Strey in Las Vegas, NV.  They moved to Barstow, CA where her husband was stationed at Ft. Irwin in the U.S. Army.  After his discharge from the service in 1985, they moved to Loyal and she resumed working as a waitress until becoming an employee at Weather Shield Mfg. in Greenwood.  After health conditions forced her to leave Weather Shield, Laurie continued to work in the Loyal/Greenwood area waitressing, cooking, and bartending.  Currently she was working at the Kickin' Kow Kafe, in Greenwood, and at the House of Spirits, in Loyal.
     She had the type of laugh that was infectious and a loving sense of humor.
     She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends.  She was an avid swimmer in her youth and enjoyed fishing till sunset.  She took pleasure in playing cards and volleyball.  She was an especially enthusiastic and passionate Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.
     She will be dearly missed by her husband, Chuck, of Loyal;  her children:  Travis (Elaine) Strey of Eagan, MN,  Stacy Strey of Loyal,  Christopher Strey of Marshfield,  Kyle Strey of Loyal;  five grandchildren:  Kathryn Boardman, Sylas Strey, Asher White-Bergey, Grayson Strey, Chael Strey;  her mother:  Kathryn Ingersoll of Abbotsford,  her father:  Harold Ingersoll of Owen, WI;  one sister:  Karen (Wayne) Tischendorf of Ogema, WI;  four brothers:  Ronald Ingersoll of Abbotsford,  Daniel Ingersoll of Medford, WI,  Bradley (Kathy) Ingersoll of Stanley, WI,  Brian (Samantha) Ingersoll of Medford, WI;  one sister-in-law:  Sandra Ingersoll of Dorchester, WI;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Ingersoll.

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Gerald J. Magsam


 

  Gerald J. Magsam, 80, of Medford, passed away Sunday February 26, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center in Medford.

  Gerald was born November 19, 1936 in Euclid, MN to Ray and Edna Magsam. He attended elementary school at District 293 in Euclid and was a 1954 graduate of the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN. In 1955 Gerald married Bonita Bratten.
  After his education, Gerald was a grain farmer in Euclid, MN, and then went on to dairy farm in Birnamwood, Marion, and Pulaski, WI areas until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
  In 1946 Gerald heard the Gospel of Christ, and followed it throughout the rest of his life.
  He is survived by his children: Gary (Debbie) Magsam of Wisconsin Rapids, Gene(Linda) Magsam of VanCovver, WA, Gwen (Jim Willkomm)Rabe- Dombowsky of Medford, Greg Magsam of Shawano, and Gerry Magsam of Cecil, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Gerald is further survived by his siblings: Bertha Magsam of Arkansas, Elmer (Marilyn) Magsam of Baldwin, WI, Marlys (Bill) Martin of Oklahoma City, OK, Larry (Carol) Magsam of Emporia, KS, Dean (Kathy) Magsam of Sulphur, OK, Sylvia (Bill) Nueske of Wittenberg, Rodney (Donna) Magsam of Northfield, MN, Mark (Pam) Magsam of Palm Desert, California, and William Magsam of Phoenix, AZ.
  He is preceded in death by: his Parents, and brothers Gilbert, Danny and Marvin Magsam.

  Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM, Friday March 3, 2017 at the Stetsonville Centennial Center, 412 E Centennial Avenue, Stetsonville, WI, 54480. Perry Pearson and Robert Eberhart will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service, Friday morning at the Stetsonville Centennial Center from 10:00 AM until 12:15 PM. Burial will follow in the Baldwin Cemetery, Baldwin, WI.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Gerald can be given to his family, for designation at later date.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com. 

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Merlin Kilty


 

  Merlin Kilty, age 81, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen, Wisconsin.

  A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at First United Church of Christ in Colby.  Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate.  Inurnment will follow at Colby Memorial Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

  Merlin was born July 4, 1935, the son of Melvin and Mayme (Bandow) Kilty, in Marshfield.  He farmed in the Colby area until 1985.  He became an adjuster for McMillan-Warner Mutual Insurance and worked there until his retirement.  He married Donna Mae Treankler April 8, 1954.  They later divorced.

  Merlin served on many boards, often holding an officer position.  He strongly believed in the value of education.  He served on the Hillcrest Grade School Board, Colby School Board, Clark County Area School Board Association, CESA No. 6 Board of Control, Wisconsin School Board Association, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control and the National School Board Association.  He also served on the Board of Directors for Farm Business Association, Trinity Lutheran Church Council, McMillan-Warner Mutual Board of Directors and Abbotsford City Council.

  Merlin is survived by his children:  Debbie (Ron) Johnson of Batesville, IN, Mike (Cheryl) Kilty of Abbotsford, Patrick (Debbie) Kilty of Colby and Mark (Bev) Kilty of Colby; ten grandchildren:  Amanda (Justin Irwin) Johnson, Jake Johnson, Jen (Brad) Schumacher, Jeremy (Jess) Kilty, Sabrina Bruehling, Miranda (Bryan) Miranda, Jonathan Kilty, Benjamin Kilty, Krystale (Brandon) Bruesewitz, and Kirsten Miller; and thirteen great grandchildren:  Landon, Hailey, Rylan, Cadence, Cameron, Chael, Hayden, Lamea, Carter, Braedan, Savana, Breckin and Boston.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Miriam and Harley Johnson and his former wife.

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Clarence P. Decker


 

  Clarence P. Decker, age 96, of Colby, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Parish in Colby.  Father Peter Manickam and Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate.  Interment to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors will be provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

  Clarence was born on May 12, 1920 in Dorchester, the son of Peter and Kryzence (Heigl) Decker.  He attended Dorchester schools.  Clarence enlisted in the US Army in 1941 and was part of the 1st Armored Division, 81st Reconnaissance Division, Company B.   He was in Morocco and eventually Sicily where he was injured.  Clarence was sent stateside and was discharged from Ft. Smith in Arkansas, where he met his wife, Wanda Gregory.  They were united in marriage on July 6, 1945 at Fort Smith.  They moved back to Colby in 1955 and he worked at Kreoplin Buick Garage in Colby.  Clarence retired from Schjoneman Truck and Trailer in 1983.

  Clarence was a member of St. Mary Parish and past commander of the VFW Post #2227.  He was an avid gardener, enjoyed camping, cooking over an open fire and even took up deer hunting at the age of 80.  His favorite passions were fly fishing and telling stories about WWII.  Clarence was even honored to have been chosen for the Honor Flight in 2011.

  Clarence is survived by his son, James (Dana) Decker of Colby; grandchildren: Lukas and Emma Decker and Timothy Schmidt; great-granddaughter, Alivia Schmidt.  

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda on May 17, 2008; nine brothers and sisters:  George, James, Frank, Olivia, Charlotte, Tillie, Rose and twins born stillborn.  

  The Decker family would like to thank the Dycora Transitional Health staff for the care that went above and beyond their expectations of Clarence.

 

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Timothy "Tim" J. Lemke, Jr


 

TIMOTHY “TIM” J. LEMKE, JR.

 

AGE: 39

 

ADDRESS: Thorp, WI; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 10:16 PM Thursday, February 23 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley where he was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Brian Mundt

 

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 28

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1977 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Immanuel Lutheran Day School, Medford; 1995 graduate of Medford High School as a gifted athlete and honor student; BA degree in Sociology from UW – La Crosse

 

MARRIAGE: July of 2002 at Medford to Dawn Heintz and they were later divorced

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Foremost Foods in Milan, Abbyland in Abbotsford & worked as a teacher’s aid at Medford High School for periods of time. He enjoyed his 2 cats, music, playing guitar, watching movies, spending time with his son, girlfriend, family and friends.

 

SURVIVING FIANCE’: Taryn Blecka of Thorp

 

SURVIVING SON: Quin Lemke of Bradenton, FL

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Kari (Jason) Rappe of Medford and Laurie Lemke of Rhinelander

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Sally (Kraus) & Timothy Lemke, Sr. of Medford; Paternal Grandmother – Florence Lemke of Medford

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a scholarship fund for his son, Quin

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Ethel F. Johnson


 

  Ethel F. Johnson, age 94, of Owen passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen surrounded by her loving family under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. 

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Our Father's House in Chili.  Pastor Ronald Johnson will officiate.  Interment to follow at St. Paul Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Curtiss.  Family and friends are welcome from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

  Ethel was born on June 6, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Taylor) Hodd in Stanley.  After her high school graduation, she attended cosmetology school.  On June 12, 1942, Ethel was united in marriage to Harris A. Johnson in Withee.  He preceded her in death in 2004.

  Ethel worked for six years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Stanley Hospital.  She was also a beautician in Medford, and worked at a beauty shop that was in the Woodland Hotel in Owen.  Leading up to her retirement, Ethel was employed as the beautician at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center for 17 1/2 years.

  Ethel loved camping in the family school bus and later enjoyed their cottage on Mead Lake.  She was a member of the Clark County Choraliers and played the organ for over 20 years at the United Methodist Church in Withee.  Ethel also was a Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent and the song leader.  She was a member of Our Father's House for 14 years.  Ethel loved to spend time with her family, enjoyed roller skating, swimming, water skiing, riding horse, building snowmen, and was very fond of cats, dogs and horses.

  Ethel is survived by her three children:  Pastor Ronald (Deborah) Johnson of Chili, Marlene (Steven) Booher of Marshfield and Diane (Timothy) Stock, Sr. of Withee; 12 grandchildren:  Jonathan (Carri) Johnson, Michelle (Hal) Vage, Dawn (Preston) Wolf, Jim (Timna) Roney, Maranatha (Vince) Elmhorst, Joanna Johnson, Teresa Maynard, Steve N. (Cindy) Booher, Rebecca (Dan) Kempenich, Amy (Ross) Kaz, Autumn Collar and Timothy John Stock, Jr. (Angela) and 26 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harris and eight brothers and sisters:  Etta Johnson, Myrtle Johnson, Fred Hodd, Roy Hodd, Floyd Hodd, Dorothy Bogue, Robert Hodd and Ervine Hodd.

  The Johnson Family would like to thank the staff at Clark County Rehab and Living Center for taking wonderful care of our Mother for the last two years!

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center.

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Patrick Dean Rose


 

  Patrick Dean Rose, age 66, of Owen, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  He was born on November 6, 1950, to Lester and Antoinette Rose in Grand Haven, Michigan, later moving to Redville, Wisconsin with his mother and siblings Jeffrey, Steven, and Gloria.  He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1968.  He married Joanne Blume in 1972 and had one child, Kathryn. 

  Patrick had a colorful life of adventures.  He apprenticed at the Star News newspaper as a printer, dairy farmed, drove semi throughout the forty eight contiguous states, managed a bison ranch, and drove school bus for over a decade, among other adventures.  He joined the Lublin Volunteer Fire Department in 1992 and served as Chief from 1997-2011, when he retired due to health reasons. He assisted in starting the Lublin Area First Responders in 1994 and served as a medical first responder.  He was an ambulance driver for the Gilman Ambulance from 1999-2011.

  He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother-Steven and wife-Joanne.  He is survived by his brother Jeffrey (Lublin), sister Gloria, daughter Kathryn (Allan) Larson (Wisconsin Rapids), and three grandchildren.

Patrick’s hobbies in retirement included fishing as much as possible with Ed and Wally, and being a proud grandparent to Anastasia, Gabriel, and Jordan (Larson).  He enjoyed baking, collecting stamps and coins, and eating out with friends. 

  There will be a visitation from 9am-11am, followed by a service at 11am on Friday February 24, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, Wisconsin.  A fellowship will follow at The Hayloft in Withee at Noon.  An inurnment will occur at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local fire department or ambulance station.

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Dorothy Ann (Zuther) Shumacher


 

  After dealing courageously with ovarian cancer, Dorothy Ann (Zuther) Schumacher, 83, entered eternal rest on February 20, 2017. She was born on September 27, 1933 in Athens, Wisconsin to Arnold and Olga (Vircks) Zuther.  Dorothy grew up on a small farm outside of Dorchester and from an early age she developed a love of animals and gardening.

  Dorothy attended St. Peter Lutheran Parochial School and was a 1951 graduate of Dorchester High School. While in high school she met her future husband, Robert Schumacher.
  After high school Dorothy worked at an insurance agency. She also held administrative positions in Colby and Chicago. On July 9, 1955 Dorothy and Bob were married in Marathon County.
  Together Bob and Dorothy operated a successful dairy farm in the Town of Little Black.  Dorothy had an active role in keeping farm records, accounting, and registering their purebred Holsteins. While raising a large family, Dorothy was active in many community organizations. She served as Liberty 4-H general leader for many years and was a member of the Taylor County dairy promotions committee, the Medford school board, and the Busy Bees Homemakers Club. 
  In retirement she enjoyed singing in several community choirs, being a school reading volunteer, as well as a county Interfaith volunteer providing various services to seniors. Her home was always open to young families needing emergency daycare.
  Dorothy was a lifelong active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. She shared her talents in many ways including choir, ladies aid, altar guild and committees. Dorothy simply loved to serve the Lord and contribute wherever needed.
  It was a joy for Dorothy to attend many of her children and grandchildren’s athletic events, concerts, dance recitals, and 4-H activities.  Besides her husband Robert, Dorothy is survived by her children: Ellen (Brian), Jenifer, Sally (Rick), Catherine (Rob), Ryan (Kelly), Neal (Pamela), Ned (Tracy), and Tony (Kathy). Her 19 grandchildren include: Todd, Timothy, Andrew, Gabriel, Ariana, Benjamin, Samuel, Luke, Zachary, Karlyn, Evan, LeeAnn, Elise, Audrey, Tyler, Mara, Hallie, Douglas, and Elaine. Dorothy adored her great-grandchildren Aden, Tenley, Reid, and Otto. She is also survived by her sister Adeline (Don) O’Shoney and in-laws, Marlene and Bryce Hinke.
  Preceding her in death were two young sons, Todd and Reid, as well as her sister Doris and brother Norman.
  Visitation will be held at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 3:00-6:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Dorchester with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Shawn Andersen will officiate.  She will be laid to rest in the Dorchester Cemetery next to her two young sons.
  Memorials can be designated to St. Peter Lutheran Church or Hope Hospice-Medford, Wisconsin.

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Erik James Klemm


  Erik James Klemm was born Monday, February 13th, at 3:33 AM to parents Cole and Jennifer Klemm.  He weighed 1 pound 10 ounces and was 12 inches.  Erik was able to experience his Mommy and Daddy holding and kissing him before passing away peacefully in his parent's arms at 5:10 AM.  Heaven's gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord.  Erik came into this world too soon and was taken too soon.  Though he was here a short time he touched many lives and will forever be loved.  He will always be his parent's precious angel and Finley's little angel brother and they will hold him again in Heaven one day.

  Erik is survived by his loving parents, Cole and Jennifer, big sister Finley, maternal grandparents, Lon and Linda Rundquist, paternal grandparents, Kevin and Julee Klemm, great grandparents, Jim Zuleger, Nelda Klemm, and Betty Rainaldo, Aunts and Uncles, Mike and Jess Sperl, Travis and Amy Gilles, Aaron and Anne Rogers, and cousins Bennett and Brady Sperl and Marshall Gilles.  
  Erik is further survived by numerous great aunts and uncles.Erik is preceded in death by great grandparents, Robert Rainaldo, Jim and Polly Rundquist, Bunny Klemm, and Joan Zuleger, and great uncle Dean Klemm.

  A private, family service will be held at Hemer Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th.  
  How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Adala A. "Tootie" Konieczny


 

  Adala A. "Tootie" Konieczny, 93, of Medford, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center in Medford.

  Adala was born March 19, 1923 in Hortonville, WI to Harold and Margaret (Lippert) Collar. She married Stanley Konieczny on September 30, 1950. Stanley passed away April 2, 2016. She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Bill) Semanko  of Junction City, KS, Karen (Lee) Paul of Medford, Linda (Don) Horgen of Almena, Judy Bogdonovich of Stanley, and Daughter in Law Sally Konieczny of Owen, Brother Donald Collar of Neenah, 14 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. She is further preceded in death by her son Ronnie Konieczny, siblings: Louis, Willard, Victor, Francis and Eugene, infant brother Carl and sister Marion.

  Adala loved spending time with those closest to her heart, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.    

  She enjoyed watching the Brewers, spending time in her garden and traveling to different casinos. She also enjoyed the occasional glass or two of beer and wine. She took pleasure in traveling and taking trips to visit family. She loved music and played guitar and sang with her brothers.  She spent most of her life at home raising her kids or working on the farm. She worked for a number of years at Master Package, in Owen, before retiring.

  Cremation rites have been accorded, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial of cremated remains will take place at The Maplehurst Cemetery. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

  Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Clarence H. Richards


 

  Clarence H. Richards, age 97, of Black River Falls, formerly of Owen and Goodman passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and under the tender care of Black River Memorial Hospice.  

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Grove.  Reverend Donald Bruce will officiate.  Interment to follow at the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

  Clarence was born December 15, 1919, the son of Herman and Louise (Belongie) Richards in Goodman.  He graduated from Goodman High School and this year would have been his 80th class reunion.  Clarence served in the U. S. Army Air Corps in WWII, stationed in Guam and Tinian on the Mariana Islands in the 19th Bombardment Group, from 1941-45.  After his honorable discharge, he worked for Goodman Lumber Company for 40 years, retiring in 1994.

  Clarence was united in marriage to Darlene A. Lulloff on October 28, 1950 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in the Town of Green Grove.  She preceded him in death on November 4, 2014.  Darlene and Clarence moved to Owen after their retirement and purchased a 60 acre farm. Darlene and Clarence opened a store in their home called “Crafts by the Richards,” where they would sell crafts and woodworking projects made by them.  Darlene and Clarence shared the skill of collecting maple sap. They would gather, process, and sell their maple syrup.  They also enjoyed gardening and selling the fruits of their labor. Darlene and Clarence invested in a time share and would travel around the US, but especially enjoyed Branson, the Poconos and Apple Valley, OH and many trips were made to visit family in Florida and Tennessee.  He also enjoyed reading, especially about WWII and the operations in the South Pacific, going to the casinos, but above all, he was devoted to his best four-legged friend, "Romeo."  In 2009, they moved to Black River Falls to live with his daughter, Eileen.

  Clarence was president of the Wild River Lions Club for many years and president of the Goodman Housing Authority.  He also was honored to have been chosen for the Honor Flight.

  Clarence is survived by his daughters: Betty (Fred) Dorava of Medford, Pat (Bob) Marx-Felton of Rochelle, IL, Kathy (Mike) Cooney of Plymouth and Eileen Cleaver of Black River Falls; his six grandchildren: Carol Dorava, Julie Dorava, Jenny Zawislak, Stephanie Glass, Neil (Becky) Dahmer and Kristen Terrazas; eight great-grandchildren: Casey, Cassidy, Carmen, Aadin, Mason, Soloman, Lilly and Felicia.  He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred, in 1949; his second wife of 64 years, Darlene; sisters: Fern Richards, Betty (Don) Jensen, Gladys (Al) Hanson and Dorothy Gilreath; a son-in-law, Frank Cleaver and his second best four-legged friend, "Dufus".

  In lieu of flowers, the family will send memorials to the Honor Flight.

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Thomas "Tom" A. Noland


 

  Thomas “Tom” Allen Noland, 50, of Rib Lake, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

  Tom was born October 30, 1966 in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Delores (Baronsky) Noland. He attended Medford Area Schools, and was a 1985 graduate of Medford Area Senior High School. Tom married Patricia “Patty” Kennedy on April 20, 1991 in Prentice.
  Tom is survived by his wife Patty,  his children: Katey (Wilson Fowle), Lizzie, and Jake Noland all at home.
  He is further survived by his Parents: Robert and Delores Noland of Medford, Siblings: Brian (Lisa) Noland, Galen Noland, Susan (Larry Peterson) Noland all of Medford, Brothers and Sisters in law: Tammy (Charles) Johnson of Westboro, Kathleen (Kreg) White of Ogema, Bryan (Pam) Kennedy of Medford, Mike (Jolene) Kennedy of Westboro, Mary (Brian) Quante of Withee, Billy (Becky) Kennedy of Westboro, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
  Tom is preceded in death by his Grandparents Carl and Marcella Noland and Frank and Nellie Baronsky, and Father and Mother in Law Wallace and Audrey Kennedy.
  Tom loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, four wheeling, snowmobiling, riding his Ranger, and most recently ice fishing. He was a great hunting guide for family and friends. Tom was the Owner and Operator of Noland Logging, Inc., where he enjoyed having his son Jake work by his side. He enjoyed attending his children’s extra curricular activities especially volleyball and hockey games.
Tom loved his family and was very proud of them; especially for Katey becoming a Registered Nurse, Lizzie’s academic accomplishments, and Jake’s hunting skills.  He was a member of the Great Lakes Timber Producers of America, Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Member and Sponsor of Silver Creek Sportsman’s Club, and a Lifetime Member of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

  A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon, Friday February 17, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy, Billy Kennedy, Tim Noland, Christopher Noland, Luke Peterson, Ron Arkola, and Mike Brandner. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday February 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, and also on Friday from 11 AM until the time of Mass at 12 noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to the Noland Family, for designation at a later date for local projects and organizations.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Peter "Petey" J. Keuer


 

 

PETER “PETEY” J. KEUER   

 

AGE:  55 

 

ADDRESS:    Eagle River, WI; A former Medford native

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:43 PM Sunday, February 12 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston          

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Jim Fosdick (family clergy from Eagle River)

 

VISITATION:  10 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 21, 1961 at Key West, FL

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, graduate of Medford Sr. High School, and graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked for Yamaha music while residing in Southern California for several years.  He later moved to the Minneapolis, MN area where he worked for Boston Scientific.  He enjoyed playing the trombone, hunting, fishing & spending time with his children and friends.  Peter was a gifted musician and a dedicated hunting and fishing guide.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Son – Joseph “Joe” Keuer of WaterfordWI; Daughter – Courtney Keuer of Muskego, WI

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jim (Carolann Clark) Keuer of Portland, OR; Janet (Mike) Lucchesi of Memphis, Indiana; Patty (Mike) Bates of Eagle River, WI & Carol (Pat) Gaab of Chandler, AZ

 

SURVIVING PARENTS:  Dr. Jim (Jean) Keuer of Arbor Vita, WI & Jo Keuer of Chandler, AZ

 

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

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Donald E. Schauer


 

 

  Donald E. Schauer, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Military Honors will be provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

  Don was born on December 29, 1930 the son of Oscar and Martha (Hanne) Schauer  in Green Grove.  He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1948.  Don served in the U. S. Air Force stationed in Korea.  On October 23, 1954, Don was united in marriage to Stella Venzke in Milan.  He worked at Kraft Foods in Milan as a supervisor for 40 years.

  Don was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  He owned a 40 acre hobby farm and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, wine making, playing cards and throwing horseshoes.  He also followed the Packers and Badgers and school sporting events.  Don especially loved being with his children and grandchildren.

  Don is survived by his wife, Stella of Colby; four children: Burt (Theresa) Schauer of Spencer, Gary (Patty) Schauer of Holcombe, Nancy Schauer of Tomahawk and Todd (Peggy) Schauer of Tomahawk; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Schauer, Joshua Schauer, Travis (Trisha) Schauer, Kelly (Corey) Demulling, Dustin (Ashley) Schauer, Jacob (Katie) Luther, Isaac Luther, Tiffany Schauer and Mitchell Schauer; seven great-grandchildren: Cal, Max, Dane, Reed, Samantha, Brooklynn and Aiden.  He is further survived by his brother, Willard (Pat) Schauer of Abbotsford and his sister, Francis (Arvin) Gosse of Abbotsford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Bunkelman.

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Charles E. Jackson


 

  Charles E. Jackson, 77, of Medford passed away at home on February 10, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1939 to Marvin and Ella Jackson. He was a graduate of Medford public schools and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State. He taught math in the Edwardsburg School District in Michigan for 35 years until his retirement in 1998. Upon his retirement he returned to Medford, where he was a board member of the People’s Choice Credit Union and worked for Wanke Builders in the summers.

  In his spare time Charles was an avid wood carver, was a member of the West Wisconsin Wood Carver’s Guild, and loved to fish.
  Charles is survived by his sister Marilyn Bauer of Beaver Dam, sister-in-law Legretha Jackson of Charleston, SC, and his long time companion Bonnie Warner of Gilman. He is further survived by 5 nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends.
  In addition to his parents Charles is preceded in death by his brothers Marvin Jackson in 2004 and Robert Jackson in 2015, and one brother-in-law Roger Bauer.
  A memorial service for Charles will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Memorial donation in Charles’ name may be made to The Salvation Army, or The Kuse Farm and Nature Preserve in Medford WI. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Glen E. Morris


  Glen E Morris, 80, formerly of Hannibal, died Friday, February 10,
2017 at Oakbrook Nursing Home-Thorp. He was born on May 29, 1936
in Hannibal to the late Evert and Estel (McDaniel) Morris. Glen grew up
in the area and attended Hannibal grade school. He worked a number
of careers: Farming, was a milk hauler, logger, ran the Donald store for
a time and then settled in at the Sash and Door Company in Hawkins.
  He worked there for many years retiring from Jeld Wen Windows. On
June 24, 1967 he was united in marriage to Joan Webster.
  Glen enjoyed animals, children, deer hunting in his younger years,
making wood, was very mechanical and was always willing to help
others. He will be dearly missed.
  He is survived by his daughter, Judy Morris of Gilman, sons, Bruce
Morris of Rockford, IL, Brent (Julie) Morris of Antigo and Brian (Katrina)
Morris of Owen, six grandchildren, Zachary, Benjamin, Jessica, Ella,
Emma and Tristen and two sisters, Dora Mae Hendricks of Gilman and
Wanda Dillon of West Virginia. Glen is preceded in death by his wife
Joan (2010), his parents, grandson, Jason Morris, brothers, Robert
and Evert Jr and sisters, Betty Webster, Effie Webster, Marie Bergant,
Mary Kloss and Hazel Jean in infancy.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at
the Northland Baptist Church-Hannibal. Burial will follow in the Hannibal
cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Wednesday at the Gilman
Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the
Church.

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Lillian Jennie White


  Lillian Jennie White, 92, of Jump River, died peacefully at her son’s home

under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on August 26, 1924 in
Guttenberg, Iowa the daughter of the late Levi and Jennie (Bedward)
Redman. The family moved to Donald, Wisconsin and she went to Donald
grade school, Hannibal High School and went on to the Normal Teachers
College in Medford.
  Lillian married Jake Thorgerson on April 16, 1945. The couple farmed and
raised their children south of Jump River. Jake died in 1980. Lillian later
married Vernon White who died soon after.
  Lillian continued her education with a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire.
  She taught at Wood Prairie rural school-teaching all 8 grades. Lillian taught
in the Gilman School District for more than 30 years. She was a member of
the Tri-County Retired Teachers, the Jump River Ladies Aid, the Red Hats of
Gilman and the Quilting Guild.
 She is survived by her children, Ted (Marge) Thorgerson, Joe (Mary)
Thorgerson and Lois (Jerry) Shufelt all of Jump River, 8 grandchildren and
22 great grandchildren. Lillian is preceded in death by her husbands, her
parents, 4 brothers, Clifford, Larry, Marion and Cal Redman and two sisters,
Geneva Turek and Harriet in infancy.
  A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 17, 2017 at
the Jump River Community Center. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of
service. Inurnment will take place at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in the spring.
Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

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Mildred A. Erl


 

  Mildred A. Erl, 94, Medford died on February 6, 2017 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating.

  Burial will be held in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Pallbearers will be Tom Rehbein, Chris Wall, Mike Wall, Don Erl, Steve Ackeret and Jack Viergutz.
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 PM on Sunday, February 12 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, February 13 at the church.
  Mildred A. Erl was born April 14, 1922 in Medford to Ferdinand and Hilda (Borman) Viergutz. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and was a graduate of Medford High School. Her marriage to Edward J. Erl took place on September 4th, 1943 in Medford & he preceded her in death on February 7th, 1998.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Medford Pea Cannery and Kostner’s Grocery store. After their marriage, she worked as a homemaker & mother while residing in the Township of Medford. She enjoyed growing flowers, taking part in TV cook-offs, entering radio contests, fishing, visiting family and friends. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & it’s Ladies Rosary Society, the Chelsea Conversation Club and its Ladies Group.

  Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Rehbein of Menasha, WI; a son Lee (Pauline Moulton) Erl of Holcombe, WI; one sister, Marge Hein of Ripon Wi; one brother, Richard “Slats” (Shirley) Viergutz of Medford. Grandsons, Christopher (Lisa) Wall of Sanford, MI, Michael (Angie) Wall of Chicago, IL and Tom Rehbein of Menasha, WI. Four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-Harvey Viergutz, daughter-Pat (Erl) Wall, son-in-law: Lee Wall, daughter-in-law: Laura (Kimble) Erl & granddaughter-Emily Jean Erl.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be made for masses at Holy Rosary Catholic Church or School, Medford. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Dennis "Denny" H. Geiger


 

  Dennis "Denny" H. Geiger, age 62, of rural Colby, died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 as the result of a snowmobile accident.

 A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 starting at 1 pm.  Food available until 5 pm; social gathering to follow at the Dorchester Memorial Hall. 

  Denny was born on February 4, 1955, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Pollack) Geiger in Marshfield.       He farmed in the Town of Hull most of his life.  Denny also worked at the feed mill, rationing the feed.  He was a jack-of-all trades, including custom work on just about anything.  Denny enjoyed camping, working on tractors and participating in tractor pulls.

  Denny is survived by his significant other, Teresa Karl; five children: Matthew (Kris) Geiger of Athens, Stacy (Jason) Brusky of Dorchester, Randy Geiger (Alisha Kingsbury) of Colby, Jeremy (Wendy) Geiger of Stetsonville and Theresa Geiger (Clint Penney) of Curtiss; 17 grandchildren. Significant other's children and grandchildren: Jill (Andy Anderson) Ellis of Spencer, Travis (Amy Feint) Ellis of Stratford,  Nicole (Dustin Pieper) Ellis and MacGyver (Lindsey Wussow) Ellis; nine grandchildren.  He is further survived by six brothers and sisters:  Jerry Geiger of Dorchester, Shirley (Allen) Baehr of Sun Prairie, Jean (Ken) Bores of Spencer, Bob (Jane) Geiger of Abbotsford, Ron (Barb) Geiger of Atwood and Elaine (Gary) Blasel of Dorchester; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers-in-law, Art and Les Timm.

  Family is asking only for your presence, no gifts or donations please.

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Audrey M. Vircks


 

AUDREY M. VIRCKS

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:15 PM Friday, February 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, February 10 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

 

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 9 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel and also at church from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Friday, February 10

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 10, 1924 at the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Town of Deer Creek and was a graduate of Dorchester High School; She also attended business school in Wausau

 

MARRIAGE: May 5, 1945 at Stetsonville to Willard A. Vircks and he preceded her in death December 16, 1980

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: For most of her life she worked as a homemaker and housewife while farming in the Township of Little Black from 1945-1978. She also sold Fuller Brush products and worked in the deli at Copps IGA after farming. She enjoyed scrabble, baking, knitting, quilting, crossword puzzles and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville along with its Mission Circle and Church Choir; Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Warren (Judy) Vircks of Cudahy, Gerry (Marlene) Vircks of Stevens Point, Steve (Nancy) Vircks of Elsworth, Richard (Debbie) Vircks of Stanley & Clayton (Cheryl) Vircks of Wausau
Daughters – Jane Potter of Anderson, South Carolina, Suzanne (Glenn) Goessl of Medford, Phyllis Vircks of Grand Rapids, MN, & Marilyn (Dan) Shereda of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Mary Vircks; Son-in-law: Robert Potter

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 19 & 3 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 28 & 1 step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Gladys Paur of Medford, Annabelle Holme of New Berlin, Myrtle Bedroske of Colby & Elva (Norman) Larson of Waupaca

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Vernon Brecke, Myron Brecke, Stella Brecke & Mary Ann Brecke in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Brecke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Rory, Adam, Seth, Zackary & Joel Vircks, Jon Potter, Casey & Cody Goessl

 

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville
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Esther E. Zuleger


 

  Esther E. Zuleger, 100, of Medford passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 at Care Partners surrounded by her family. She was born on November 15, 1916 to Albert and Bertha Werner in Medford. She was a 1934 graduate of Medford High School. She married Alfred Zuleger on April 20, 1938 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, he preceded her in death.

  Esther worked most of her life on the family farm. In her spare time she loved to cook, visit with her family and friends, gardening, and caring for her flowers. She was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the ladies aid, church choir, and played the organ. She was a member of 4-H and the Whittlesey homemakers.
  Esther is survived by her children, Werner (Holly) Zuleger of Little Chicago, Cheryl (Dean) Reiter of Stetsonville, and Kathy (Tommy) Dassow of Medford. She was Grandma-great to grandchildren, John and Chuck Altfillsch, Tim and Kris Zuleger, Jason, Brad and Shane Reiter, and Melisa and Josh Dassow, 28 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She further survived by her sister, Patricia Mueller of Bean Station, TN and many other family and friends.
  In addition to her parents and husband Esther is preceded in death by a sister, LaVerne Simonin, brother, Herbert, grandson Heath Leslie Reiter, granddaughters Deanna Zuleger-Scantlin and Sandy Thurs, and step-daughter Delores Emshoff.
  Funeral Services for Esther with be held on Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating, burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey on Tuesday, February 7 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Memorial donation may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Elevator Fund. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.       Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

  “Lead a child in the way he should go, and when he grows up, he will not depart from it.”

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Joan "JoAnn" E. Simek


 

JOAN “JoAnn” E. SIMEK

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:20 AM Sunday, January 29 at Aspirus Country Gardens, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 4 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 5-8 PM on Friday, February 3 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be a 6:00 PM VFW Auxiliary service held that evening; visitation will also be held from 12:30 PM until the time of services at 1:30 PM at the church on Saturday, February 4

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 16, 1933 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, graduate of Medford High School and Taylor County Normal School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: In March of 1955 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Ronald “Ron” L. Simek and they were later divorced

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Ogema for a period of time. Moved to Medford where they co-owned/co-operated Tombstone Tap Tavern. From 1962-1986 she was active as a co-owner & treasurer of Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford. She served for periods of time on the Medford City Council, Memorial Hospital Board, Medford Library Board, Marshfield Hospital & Clinic Board, Medford VFW Auxiliary where she was past treasurer, president & historian. She was also a past president & treasurer of the Wisconsin VFW Auxiliary.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

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

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – William (Evie) Matheus of West Bend, WI & Robert (Venita) Matheus of Beaver Dam, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Donald Matheus

 

DECEASED FATHER: William A. Matheus

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anne N.(Feggestad) Matheus

 

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 Medford VFW Auxiliary
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Doris E. Griesbach


 

  Doris E. Griesbach, 81, of Westboro, died on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau.

  Doris is survived by 3 sons; Alvin & Jayne of Stanley, Rick & Renee and Tim & Pam of Westboro, 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother: Viola Zlinski of Medford, Nonie & Richard Zugier of Boyd,and Vaughn & Amy Smith of Owen.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Jump River Community Center with Rev.Jeremy Allard officiating. Doris’ family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until service time on Saturday at the Community Center.

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Marcella "Marcy" A. Budrus


 

 

  MARCELLA A. "MARCY" BUDRUS, age 93, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Miller Alternative Care, in Thorp.  A prayer service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Thorp Funeral Home, conducted by Fr. Madanu Lourdu Raju.  Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.  Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, in Lublin, WI.

     Marcella Angela Budrus was born on April 4, 1923 in Lublin, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Grajek) Budrus.  She was raised in the Lublin area, where she went to grade school, graduated from Owen High School in 1940, and earned her teaching degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. Marcy taught English at Gilman High School until she retired. She was known to be a tough and caring teacher to all her students.
    Marcy had many interests, but especially loved quilting, gardening (flowers and vegetables), reading books, and watching Western movies. She always had a beautiful garden filled with unique plants. She appreciated beautiful collectables and filled her house with them.
     She loved spending time with all her family and taught many of her nieces how to sew and do other crafts. Marcy enjoyed traveling, in particular her trip to Germany and her many visits to Minneapolis to go shopping at the Oval Room at Dayton's for her yearly wardrobe update, including lunch at the Nankin.
     She was also an avid sports fan, including the local Lublin baseball team, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, and she loved her dogs Aisha and Spike, and is now feeding them treats once again.
     Survived by her best friend and lifetime companion: Frank Sweda of Lublin;  two brothers:  George (Bernice) Budrus of Mosinee, and Edward Budrus of Appleton; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
     Marcy was preceded in death by her parents;  two sisters: Agnes Gryczkowski and Margaret (Edwin) Klewicki; and one sister-in-law: Wanda Budrus.
     Marcy's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Miller Alternative, in Thorp, for filling her last years with love, care and comfort.

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Ira Lamar Martin


 Ira Lamar Martin, age 54, of the town of Brighton, Stratford, WI, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Marathon Mennonite Church in the town of Frankfort. Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Jerry Brubaker, Steven Hoover, and Abner Oberholtzer will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Michael Horning, Phillip Weaver, Linford Weaver, Vernon Martin, James Lamar Hoover, and Matthew Martin. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Ira's residence, B4651 Lincoln Ave in the town of Brighton. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.
  Ira was born on November 22, 1962, the son of Ira and Anna Mary (Huber) Martin in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA. He married Gladys Weaver on January 7, 1984 at the home of the bride in Newville, PA. Together they farmed in the Township of Brighton until the time of his death.
  Ira is survived by his wife: Gladys Martin; mother: Anna Mary Martin; sister-in-law: Martha (married to Lester O.) Martin Jr., 12 children: Enos (married to Karen Kurtz) Martin, Rhoda (married to Jeffrey Burkholder), Irene Martin, Harold (married to Regina Martin) Martin, Mervin Martin, Ira Ray Martin, Abram Martin, Aaron Martin, Lois Martin, Gladys Martin, Eli Martin, and Thelma Martin; and 12 grandchildren. He is further survived by five siblings: Leroy (married to Rose Hoover) Martin, Ruth (married to James Hoover), Lester (married to Mary Kurtz) Martin, Marvin (married to Rosanna Brubacker) Martin, and Alvin (married to Sarah Kurtz) Martin.
  Ira was preceded in death by his father: Ira and brother: Paul Martin

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Linda S. Krause


  Linda S. Krause, age 62, of Abbotsford, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate.  Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Mayville.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

 

  Linda was born on July 24, 1954, the daughter of Calvin and Louise (Dellis) Krause, Sr. in Stanley.  She graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1972.  Attended college in Medford and graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Business.  Linda worked at Prange's and then for Sears for 35 years, 25 of those years she lived in Chicago.  She retired in July of 2016 and moved back to Abbotsford.

 

  Linda liked reading, gardening, going to fairs and traveling.

 

  Linda is survived by her mother, Louise Krause of Abbotsford; seven siblings: Calvin Krause (Lesly) of Daytona Beach, FL, Darryl Krause of Dorchester, Elaine Krause of Curtiss, Bryan (Ann) Krause of Medford, Coleen Krause of Abbotsford, Brad Krause of Abbotsford and Les Krause of Abbotsford.  She is further survived by four nephews:  Aaron, Adam, Eric and Jason Olson; seven great-nieces and other relatives and friends.

 

  She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Krause, Sr. 

 

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Marlene Joan Dettmering


 

MARLENE JOAN DETTMERING

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 AM, Tuesday, January 24 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice, surrounded by her family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza, Father Frederick Brost & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Township of Molitor at a later date

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, February 3 where there will be a 7 PM Rosary Service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, February 4 at the church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1934 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford; 1952 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1959 at Medford to former Medford Mayor Robert Dettmering and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1987

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at a Milwaukee Catholic Orphanage for a period of time. She returned to Medford & worked at Bob’s Drive Inn. She was a drum major in the former Medford City Band. She was the manager of the Journal & Sentinel paper route for a period of time. They owned & operated Hull’s Lake Resort in the Town of Molitor from 1973-1994. She worked at Stonecroft Manor following her husband’s death from 1991-2001. She enjoyed baking, socializing with her friends at Hull’s Lake, dancing, sewing & spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where she was active with several church activities including Our Ladies of Holy Rosary; National Guard Auxiliary; Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; Curling/Bowling Leagues & Medford PTA

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lorin (Colleen) Dettmering, Laura (Gene) Holmes, Jan (Gary) Laher, Carol (Mike) Couillard, Joan Dettmering, all of Medford, Karla (Scott) Dettmering-Sveum of De Forest, WI

 

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 – Haley (Cody), Holly & Kyle Dettmering, Brett & Clayton (Katie) Holmes, Jesse (Megan), Derek (Dana) & Trevor (Heather) Laher, Hannah & Noah Machon, Jewelia, Kayla & Grant Couillard

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Dylan Laher, Olivia Rodriguez, Elise Couillard & Baby Zimmer SURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: LeRoy, Vernon & Allen (Joanne) Brost all of Medford Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay

Brother-in-law: Karl (Barb) Dettmering of Pewaukee; Sisters-in-law: Esther (Gordon) Heier of Winter Haven, FL, Barb Dettmering of Onalaska, Joan Dettmering of Port Byron, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rita Werner, Margaret “Peg” Tuma, Tom & Lambert “Red” Brost

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Catherine Enders

 

URNBEARER: Jesse Laher

 

HONORARY URNBEARERS: All the other Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given in her name to either Holy Rosary School or Hope Hospice both of Medford or the Alzheimer’s Association
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Kathleen "Kathy" A. Danen


 

KATHLEEN “KATHY” A. DANEN

 

AGE: 60

 

ADDRESS: N1389 Highway 13, Stetsonville, WI 54480; A Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:00 AM Sunday, January 22 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Friday, January 27 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday, January 26 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, January 27

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1956 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: Milwaukee area elementary schools; 1974 graduate of Medford Area High School; Attended Northcentral Technical College in Wausau

 

MARRIAGE: To Michael Dassow at Whittlesey in 1983 and they were later divorced in 1989; To Daryl Johnson at Medford in 1992 and he preceded her in death in 1997; To Michael “Minnows” Danen at Medford in 2000 & he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Moved to Medford in 1970 with her family. After her education, she worked at Krug Westside Bus & Truck from 1983-1999, Northwest Wisconsin CEP from 1999-2012, Indianhead from 2012-2014. Then she did part time work for H & R Block, Stetsonville Oil, Aramark & most recently as a secretary for Community United Church of Christ, Medford. She helped start the Stetsonville First Responder program in 2004 and was a member until 2014 & she was a Taylor County Aspirus Hospital EMT from 2005-2014. She was a Red Cross volunteer from 2005-2014. She enjoyed quilting, reading and her grandsons.

 

MEMBER OF: Stetsonville Lions, Medford Morning Rotary, Taylor County Reality Fair, Junior Achievement, Board of Centennial Community Center, and a graduate of the Leadership Medford program

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Michael “Minnows” Danen of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Megan (Jason Lindeman) Dassow of Colby
2 Grandsons – Landon Graap & Ayden Lindeman both of Colby

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Karen (Don) Schmidt of Colby
Brother – Patrick (Theresa) Brunetto of Eau Claire

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank J. Brunetto

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Janice Elizabeth (Gebert) Brunetto

 

OTHER INFORMATION: She is further survived by many other family and friends

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the family for a future designation
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Richard "Dick" L. Brandl


   Richard "Dick" L. Brandl, age 77 of Colby, WI passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Military Honors will be provided by the Unity American Legion Post #358.  Family and friends are welcome from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Friday all at the church. 

  Dick was born January 26, 1939 to the late Ervin and Florence (Bormann) Brandl in Medford, WI. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic Grade School and graduated from Medford High School in 1957. Shortly after high school Dick joined the National Guard. He was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961 and also traveled with his unit to Germany for REFORGER exercises during the Cold War. Dick was honorably discharged in 1962 with the rank of Sergeant E-5 .

  In 1961, Dick married Phyllis Moore and began farming in the Stetsonville area until 1965. Together, they had 4 children: Sharon, Scott, Joyce, and Tanya. Dick and Phyllis later divorced.

  In 1996, Dick married Beverly Leffel and gained 2 step-sons: Jeremy and Michael. 

  From farming to welding to bartending to loom-knitting and so much more; there wasn’t much Dick didn’t know about!  He began his welding career at Pautsenbach Machine Shop and continued later at Melvin Fischer Mfg, Weather Shield Mfg, and Creative Automation where he worked until he retired in 2010.  Beginning in 1967, Dick tended bar as a second job in Spencer, The House of David in Abbotsford, Duke’s Bowling Alley, and then also the Casa Grande.

  He was someone who seemed to know everyone and would often introduce himself as “The Middle Guy”…’Like any Tom, Dick, or Harry…I’m Dick, the Middle Guy!’ One of the other things Dick was known for was his amazing memory! He never forgot a face or a name; and would also remember your drink of choice if you were someone who met him in his bartending days. Dick spent many hours volunteering his time, especially at his church, the Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Dick was also a member of the North Central WI Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club and volunteered for their annual event every year. He loved to listen to Polka music and loom-knit gifts for friends and family.

  Dick is survived by his wife Beverly, his children Sharon (Dean) Hommel of Medford; Scott Brandl of Thorp; Joyce (John Levens) Brandl of Watertown; Tanya Brandl of Gilman; Jeremy (Rebecca) Schmelzer of Colby; and Michael (Deanna) Schmelzer of Stevens Point. He is also survived by his sisters Sandra Brennan of Merrill; Barbara Miklautsch of Antioch, IL; and his brothers Alan (Lenore) Brandl of Medford; Larry Brandl of Medford; and his Aunt Joyce (Bormann) Bartman.

  Dick was also blessed with several grandchildren: Morgan, Mathew (Enita), Tyler (Brittney), Carla, Harley, Halie, Xander, Alana, and Wyatt; as well as 3 great grandchildren: Nathan, Sean, and Andrea. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers-in-law: James Brennan and Peter Miklautsch, and a daughter-in-law: Kathy Brandl.

  Dick was loved much and will be missed by many.

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Dorthaleen Hardrath


  Dorthaleen Hardrath, age 92, of Green Grove, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Rev. Donald Bruce will officiate.  Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Town of Hixon.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

  Dorthaleen was born on December 5, 1924, the daughter of Elmer and Lulu (Gulso) Edwards in the Town of Green Grove.  She was united in marriage to Harold Hardrath on August 31, 1949.  He preceded her in death on October 3, 2009.  Together they farmed in the Town of Green Grove.

  Dorthaleen lived most of her life in Green Grove and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Grove.  She liked to play cards and enjoyed dancing.

  Dorthaleen is survived by her two children:  Luanne Schwarze of Unity and Glen Hardrath of Owen; seven grandchildren: Penny Cloud, Eric Schwarze (Tania Grisham), Joy (Cory) Heeg, Travis (Pam) Hardrath, Troy (Luci) Hardrath, Tyler Hardrath and Heather (Cory) Brockel; 10 great-grandchildren:  Ethan, Bridget and Brooke Cloud, Sookie and Aurora Heeg, Bryher Schwarze, Cadyn, Kyler, Ryan and Zoreyna Hardrath.  She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Romang of Medford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Harold; five brothers and sisters and a son-in-law, Vern Schwarze.

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Eugene "Gene" W. Arnett


 

  Eugene “Gene” W. Arnett, 84, of Medford, passed away on January 21, 2017 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford. Gene was born on December 9, 1932 in Marshfield to Leonard and Erna Arnett, they precede him in death. He was a 1951 graduate of Marshfield High School, 1955 graduate of Central State Teachers College, and 1961 graduate of the University of Iowa with a Masters in Hospital Administration.     He married Carol E. Smith on September 3, 1955, she survives.

  Gene was the president of Memorial Hospital of Taylor Count from 1962 until his retirement in 1997.         Gene was also the Chairman of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Chairman of the Tri State Association in 1973, the recipient of the Harold Coombs Award in 1975, recipient of Medford Man of the Year in 1975, board member of the American Hospital Association from 1984 to 1988, where he also served at the Chairman in 1988. He proudly served his country in the Wisconsin National Guard for 23 years where he earned the rank of major.

  In his spare time Gene was a member of Kiwanis, the Historical Society, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Tee High Golf Course, and former member and President of the Medford Curling Club. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as a past Congregational President and longtime choir member.

  In addition to his wife Gene is survived by his five children, Denise (David) Thiede, E. Stuart (Kristin) Arnett, Lisa (Gerry) Jiskra, Jon (Amy) Arnett, James (Missy) Arnett; nine grandchildren, John (Kevin Graham) Thiede, Alyssa Thiede, Lindsey (Ryan) Mitchell, Emily (Jesse) Sams, Christian Arnett, Zakary Arnett, Katherine Arnett, Alex Arnett, Matthew Jiskra; four step-grandchildren, Megan (Eric) Clapp, Paul Koepnick, Seth Koepnick, Annaka (Marcos Quiles) Koepnick; three great- grandchildren Lillian, Beau, and Avery. He is further survived by many other friends and family.

  In addition to his parents Gene is preceded in death by his brother Leonard Arnett in 2000.

  Funeral services for Gene will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey with Rev Randal Jeppesen. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey on Thursday January 26 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Jane "Punkie" L. Laffan


 

JANE “PUNKIE” L. LAFFAN

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford; A former Townships of Deer Creek & Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:14 AM Thursday, January 19 at Care Partner’s Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, January 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. R.J. Schuenke

 

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, January 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 20, 1938 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Town of Deer Creek Elementary school and was a 1956 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1961 at Chicago, IL to Dennis J. Laffan, Sr. and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1990

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she resided & worked in Chicago for a period of time. After their marriage, they moved to the Town of Deer Creek in 1976. She later resided in the Town of Little Black and with her daughter for a period of time prior to entering Care Partners in Medford. She worked at Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford for 25 years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, camping, reading & spending time with her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Red Hatters; Was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dennis (Sandy) Laffan of Eau Claire, Charmaine (Todd) Baker of Medford & Christine (Richard) Gustafson of Clayton, NY

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Cassidy Laffan in 1996

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Rachel (Eric) Vach, Taylor (Coyle Weissmiller) Laffan, Megan Nicks, Melissa Baker, Delaney Laffan, Mathew Gustafson, Margaret Baker, AJ Gustafson GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Ellie & Jace Vach

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: David (Leona) Piller of the Town of Deer Creek, Donald Piller of Rib Lake, Lana (Jack) Raiche of Mound, MN, Connie (Jack) Behrendt of Maple Plain, MN, Sandy (Dale) Jochimsen of the Town of Little Black, Jeff (Sharon) Piller of Granton

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Kathy Hauser & Margaret Piller; Brother-in-law: Judd Hauser

 

DECEASED FATHER: Theodore “Ted” Piller

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Opal (Clarkson) Piller

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

 

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

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Herman C. Dohrwardt, Jr.


 

  Herman C. Dohrwardt, Jr., 85, of Medford, passed away Wednesday January 18, 2017 at his home. Herman was born March 18, 1931 in Medford to Herman and Anna (Haney) Dohrwardt. They precede him in death. He married Ardella Dassow at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 5, 1963. Ardella survives. He is further survived by Children: Ricky (Nancy) Dohrwardt of Rib Lake, Randy (Katrina) Dohrwardt of Medford, Ryan (Bobbie) Dohrwardt of Pulaski, Renee (David) Jacobsen of Medford and Rod (Muzzy) Dohrwardt of Medford, Grandchildren: Mikey, Taran, Brett, Wyatt, Amanda and Zach Dohrwardt, and Nicole Jacobsen.         Herman worked as a carpenter for several companies in the Medford area, and owned his own dairy farm. He worked for Weathershield on the production line, and also volunteered at the Sr. Citizen center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry work and watching Nascar. Per Hermans request, cremation rites have been accorded, and no services will be held. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemefuneralservice.com

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Eugene Blair


 

  Eugene Blair, age ­­­­­94, of Abbotsford passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Dycora Nursing Home in Abbotsford. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Saturday, January 21, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Abbotsford. Friends and family are welcome 9:30 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 until the time of the service. Pastor Marcia Thomas will officiate. Burial will be at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.


  Eugene was born November 4, 1922 in the township of Unity, the son of Herman and Eunice (Holmes) Blair. Eugene was united in marriage to Verna Herrmann on October 13, 1945.  Together they operated a dairy farm near Riplinger until 1952. A few years later, they bought a farm east of Abbotsford in 1954.  Eugene was a farmer all of his working days.

  Eugene worked as a technician for Tri Breeders for many years. He also served on the Abbotsford School Board, director on the Board of Tri State Breeders, and served a term and was treasurer for First Presbyterian Church.

  Eugene is survived by his wife: Verna; his five children: Christine (Mike) Gust of Knoxville, TN, Carrol Stano of Oconto,WI, Randolph (Cindy) Blair of Tomahawk, Dudley Blair of Abbotsford, and Douglas (Sara) Blair of Abbotsford. He has been blessed with 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  He is further survived by a brother-in-law: Glen Herrmann of Minocqua.

  He is preceded in death his parents and by a brother: Lyle Blair. 

  Eugene's family wants to thank the Colby Retirement Community and Dycora Nursing Home for the great care they gave their dad.

  Online condolences can be made at maurinaschilling.com

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Robert "Bob" Lamberty


 

  Robert “Bob” Lamberty, a Whittlesey resident, passed away on January 16, 2016 at his home under the care of his wife, family, and Hope Hospice. Bob was born on August 3, 1937 in Medford to Oliver and Catherine (Brandner) Lamberty. They precede him in death.

  Bob was a brother to Donna (Mike) Roiger of Whittlesey, Roy (Midge) who precedes him in death, and Roman (Lois) Lamberty of Texas.

  Bob went to school in Whittlesey and graduated from Medford High School in 1955. After school Bob went west with a few friends working various jobs from California to South Dakota. After a short courtship he married Mary Roiger on July 25, 1959. They lived in Milwaukee a few years until they purchased the family farm in 1966. Bob farmed, logged, and was a part time mail carrier. He became a full time mail carrier in 1989 and sold the farm to his son Luke. Bob retired in 2000.

  In addition to his wife Bob is survived by his 3 children, Dawn, Rob (Joy), and Luke (Donna Grossel) ; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Barbara (Clayton) Denzine, Katie (Curt Quednow), and Dustin (Chandel) ; 7 great-grandchildren, Austin, Kameron, Sophia, Amelia, Kiana, Gavin, and Adeline all of Whittlesey. He is further survived by many other family and friends.

  Bob was a member of OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey, President of Whittlesey Baseball Association for 52 years, active member and past president of the Rib Lake Lions, and charter member of The We Whittlesey Whizzers Snowmobile Club.Bob enjoyed bowling in Rib Lake for many years and bowling in Medford. Bob and Mary also enjoyed traveling all over the U.S., making Italian sausage, and taking care of the great-grandchildren. The great-grandkids are going to miss their Rocking Chair.

  Bob was hard working, fun loving man. Never a man to shy away from a party or to sit in the corner and watch. He always had a joke or a quick comment.


  A memorial mass for Bob will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating; burial will follow at OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 24 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey from 4:00 PM until the time of a prayer service at 7:00PM. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Emily M. Kofler


 

  Emily M. Kofler, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Sunday January 15, 2017 at Country Gardens in Medford.

  Emily was born November 2, 1926 in Rib Lake to Joseph and Frances (Borovay) Szczurek. She is a graduate of Rib Lake High School.
  Emily married Leonard J. Kofler at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake on Nov. 29, 1947. Leonard survives.
  She is further survived by her children: Marie (Dale) Lindwall of Wausau, Michael (Kathy) Kofler of Prentice, Peter Kofler of Marshfield, 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
  She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Vickie Ann Wudi, and all of her Brothers and Sisters.
Emily was employed by Gem Products and worked on the production line and Rib Lake Health Care Center where she worked in housekeeping. She also ran the family dairy farm in Rib Lake, and enjoyed horseshoes and polka music.
  She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church Catholic Order of Foresters and Christian Mothers.
  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Rosary will be said Wednesday morning at Good Shepherd Church beginning at 9:30 and  visitation will follow from 10:00  AM until the time of service at 11 AM.
  Memorial donations in honor of Emily can be given to Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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John "Jack" Wudi


 

  John J. “Jack” Wudi, 75, a Town of Greenwood resident, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home.

  Jack was born July 9, 1941 in Medford to Bernard and Ida (Born) Wudi. They precede him in death.
He is survived by his siblings: Sally (Ken) Asselin of St. Francis, Kathleen (late Ron) Frahmann of Racine, Kenneth (late Vickie) Wudi of Medford and Carol Vlasis of Schofield, 8 Nieces, 1 Nephew and many friends and neighbors.
  Jack graduated from Rib Lake High School.  He then went on to be a lifetime farmer, and ran his own farm in the Town of Greenwood. He loved to spend time outside cutting firewood, gardening, picking berries and taking care of his animals, especially his dog, and watching deer. Jack will always be remembered for lending a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
  He was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday January 13, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Visitation will be held at Good Shepherd Church from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11. Cremation rites will follow services; burial of cremated remains will take place at St. Anne’s Cemetery at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Jack can be given to the St. Anne’s Historical Society.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Isabella "Billie" Annala


 

ISABELLA “BILLIE” ANNALA   

 

AGE:  97


ADDRESS:  Golden Living Center, Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  3:52 PM Monday, January 9 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 1 year

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, January 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING:  Pastor James Langebartels

 

INTERMENT:  Leavitt Creek Cemetery, Township of Hill, Price Co.

 

VISITATION:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, January 12

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1919 at Westboro, WI

 

EDUCATION:  Westboro/Rib Lake elementary schools

MARRIAGE:  June 30, 1951 at Detroit, MI to Toivo Annala and he preceded her in death in 1982

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE:  After their marriage, they lived in Detroit where she cooked at Stauffer’s Restaurant for a period of time.  They moved to the Westboro area in 1953 where they farmed.  In 1957 they moved to the Rib Lake area where they farmed and she worked at Glovette Shoe Factory for a period of time.  She enjoyed horseback riding, rosemalling, traveling to craft/rosemalling shows & landscape painting.

 

MEMBER OF:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake since 1957 and its Ladies Aid of which she was president for many years

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Son – Gary (Annis) Annala of Glendale Heights, IL

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:     Eric (Carrie) & Adam (Hina) Annala     

 

GR-GRANDSON:    Alex Paul-Annala    

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED:  Sisters - Hanna Wayrynen, Mary Bergeron, Geraldine Kalander, Miriam Annala
Brothers - Henry, Joseph, & David Manninen

 

DECEASED FATHER:   Heikki “Henry” Manninen   

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Maria Watanen

PALLBEARERS:  Fred Ebert, Gary, Eric, Adam, David & Jim Annala

OTHER INFORMATION:  The family requests memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake in her name
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com  

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Robert G. Kieslich


 

  Robert Gary Kieslich, 76, of Shawano, passed away January 7th.  Bob was born March 21st, 1940 in Elcho Wisconsin.  He graduated from Elcho High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education Degree from the University of Stevens Point.  He then continued his education and received a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from The University of Wisconsin Superior.  Bob joined the US Army serving as a Military Policeman in Stuttgart Germany after which he became a Police Officer in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  Bob was married to Arlene Diadul on February 19th, 1966.  They were married for 37 years. He married Yvonne Fairchild on April 28, 2007.  She preceded him in death on October 25, 2014.  Bob’s career focus was in school administration in various districts throughout the state of Wisconsin. His interests included fishing, hunting, bird watching, collecting coins, stamps, and Native American artifacts.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.


  Bob is survived by his three daughters, Kara Logan, Koren Bergeron, Holly Sanger, his granddaughter Parker Bergeron and his sister, Jodi Hanson. His step children Keith, Sarah, and Scott Fairchild and step grandchildren Nick, Travis, and Tyler Fairchild.

  His parents, Virgil and Joyce Kieslich, his younger brother Terry Kieslich, and his wife, Yvonne Kieslich preceded him in death.

  Memorial services will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 141 S. Smalley Street in Shawano. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 5:00 pm until the time of the service. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #117.

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Curtis D. Benrud


 

  Curtis D. Benrud, age 61, of Owen, passed away at home on Monday, January 2, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Rev. Roger Benrud will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

  Curtis was born in Black River Falls, WI on July 21, 1955, the son of James and Sophie (Groenwoldt) Benrud.  He grew up in Melrose.  His youth was spent working on local farms, instilling a love for farm life, the care of animals and raising the best Angus cattle.  During his high school years, as a Melrose-Mindoro Mustang, he was a football standout as a tackle and his jersey number of “73” was retired.  Curt went to state in wresting and had a lifelong love for the sport and supporting any family or friend that wrestled. 

  He received a certification in Wood Techniques from WWTC in La Crosse and worked for Lunda Construction, where he seriously injured his back.  Curt earned a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from UW-Milwaukee.  He worked for Marshfield Home Health as an Occupational Therapist for many years and cared deeply for his clients, especially the children.  Curt was a bus driver for Owen-Withee schools, enjoying getting to know the students on his route.  He was united in marriage to Diane Sixberry on October 1, 1988 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.

  Curt and Diane shared a passion for deer and turkey hunting.  He was so proud that Diane could shoot a turkey with her bow.  He loved being in the woods with Diane for hunting and sharing in their success.  Curt was proud to be an instructor for hunter safety.

  Curt had a passion for the history of his Norwegian ancestors and their immigration to the Westby - Coon Valley area in Western Wisconsin.  He was on the Benrud Family Board of Directors and was instrumental in planning many reunions throughout the years.  He organized the family’s donation of the Benrud Little White Chapel to Norskedalen, a Norwegian heritage center in Coon Valley.  The chapel is part of his legacy to the family and history that he loved.

  Even though health issues got in the way of his daily life he could always find the positive strength to help and support family and friends.  He was always there for the people that he cared for.

  Curt served on the Owen-Withee Fire and Ambulance Department for a number of years.

  He cared deeply for his nieces and nephews.  Curt would stop whatever he was doing to assist, anyone at any time, to do anything, without giving a second thought to his own best interests.  He was always a mentor and respected for his strong personal character. His smile was infectious and you couldn’t help but smile back.

  Curtis is survived by his wife, Diane of Owen; his parents, James and Sophie Benrud of Melrose; his sister, Peggy (Robert) McMahon of Ladysmith and his brother, Allen (Amy Gilliland) Benrud of Madison.  He is further survived and touched the lives of his nieces and nephews, and their partners:  Kameo Maynard, Jason Benrud, Annie Benrud, Seth Benrud, Heath Benrud, Amy Benrud Bodin, Brian Benrud, Tim McMahon, Kenneth McMahon, Megan McMahon O'Connor, Kathryn McMahon, Courtney Frohling, Matthew and Michael Kasmirek; Father-in-law, Del Lussenden; Brother-in-law, Matthew (Robin) Sixberry; many other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his brother and Sister-in-law, Bruce and Ruth Benrud and Mother-in-law, Dee Lussenden.

  Memorials can be given to Norskedalen (for maintenance of the Little White Benrud Chapel), Owen-Withee Hunter’s Safety, Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire Department, Owen-Withee Ambulance service or Wisconsin Public Television, all organizations that were especially important to Curt.

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Robert J. Plamann, Jr.


 

  Robert J. Plamann Jr. age 71 of the Town of Jackson died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his residence after a valiant 2 year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born May 21, 1945 in Milwaukee to Robert and Shirley (nee Landfried) Plamann and married Karen M. Warner on October 11, 1969 in Rib Lake, WI.

  Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 6 years, being discharged in 1968. Following their marriage, Bob and Karen resided in West Allis until moving to the Town of Jackson in 1986. Bob worked for Briggs & Stratton for 31 years, retiring in 2000. He then worked for Willard Tool in Jackson for 4 years before working for Med Speed for 6 years, retiring in 2010.

  Bob enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Rib Lake where he would hunt, fish and go 4-wheeling. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Patrick. Bob also enjoyed taking many vacations with his family and friends.

  Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen, his son Corey Joseph of Jackson and his grandson Patrick.   He is further survived by his father Robert Joseph Plamann Sr. of Port Washington, 2 sisters: Karen (Bob) Gantner of Port Washington and Joanne Kannapinn of Palmetto, FL, 2 sisters-in-law: Merry Liberty (Mike Burress) of Amhurst, WI and Joyce Warner of Baileys Harbor, WI and nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

  He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley, his mother and father-in-law: Duane and Helen Warner and his brother-in-law Patrick Warner.

  A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12 noon at Still Waters Community United Methodist Church, 3617 Scenic Road, Jackson. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, at the church only from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

  The Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson is serving the family.
  Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com

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Helen J. Westermeier


 

HELEN J. WESTERMEIER

 

AGE: 96

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living – Three Oaks, Marshfield; A former Stetsonville resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:30 AM Monday, January 2 at Golden Living – Three Oaks, Marshfield where she had resided for the past 8 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date

 

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, January 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1920 at Marshfield, WI

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville Elementary School and was a 1939 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 8, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Edward J. Westermeier and he preceded her in death December 30, 1989

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she went to work for her father who owned Midway Telephone Company in Medford. She worked as the office manager until 1967. From 1986 – 2006, she worked as an office secretary for Stetsonville Hardware until her retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano/organ, traveling, needlepoint, quilting & her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville where she enjoyed serving as a church organist for 60+ years

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Josephine Westermeier of Stetsonville & David (Judy) Westermeier of Abbotsford
Grandchildren – Adam (Lauren) Westermeier, Katrina & Maia Rollins
Step Grandchildren: Amanda & Mathew (Autena) Raster, Megan (Bryan) Gusman
Step Great-Grandchildren: Bryan Jr. and Chandler Gusman

 

DECEASED FATHER: David Emanuel Petersen

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Josephine Helen (Jakel) Petersen

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials given to the family will be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Delores "Dee" M. Lussenden


 

  Delores "Dee" M. Lussenden, age 84, of Withee, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

  Dee was born on October 10, 1932, the daughter of Peter and Marion (Burgard) Thompson.  She received her Nursing degree in Minot, ND.  Dee was united in marriage to Robert Sixberry on June 22, 1957.  He preceded her in death in 1967.  She was united in marriage to Delbert Lussenden on July 3, 1970.

  Dee worked as a Register Nurse for various hospitals and nursing homes, retiring from the Clark County Health Care Center.  She enjoyed camping, tending to her flower garden, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting.  Most importantly, she cherished her family.

  Dee is survived by her husband, Delbert of Withee; two children: Matthew (Robin) Sixberry of Owen and Diane (Curtis) Benrud of Owen; three grandchildren:  Matthew Kaczmarek of Thorp, Michael Kaczmarek of Marshfield and Courtney Frohling of Abbotsford; five great-grandchildren:  Jacob, Gavin, Morgan, Ayden and Piper.  She is further survived by two brothers:  Donald (Ronnie) Thompson of WA and Tom (Alice) Thompson of MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Robert.

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Lydia E. Weideman


 

  Lydia E. Weideman , age ­­­­­96, of Abbotsford passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at the House of Dove in Marshfield.­­ Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Saturday January 7, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Friends and family are welcome 9:30 am on Saturday January 7, 2017 until the time of the service. The Pastor Don Bruce will officiate. Burial will be at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.


  Lydia was born August 31, 1920 in the Town of Frankfort, Colby, to Harvey Sr. and Anna Barts. She graduated from Colby High School in 1938.  Lydia was united in marriage to Arthur Weideman on August 31, 1940.  The couple operated a dairy farm near Abbotsford for 37 years.

  Lydia was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She belonged to many clubs which included; Homemakers, Library Club, Pinochle Marathon, Ladies Aid, and Christ Lutheran Priscilla Guild. 

  Lydia enjoyed gardening, baking, dancing, playing cards, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, fixing puzzles, and board games. Lydia and Arthur traveled extensively, giving them a chance to see the world.

  Lydia is lovingly survived by her six children; a son, Gerald (Carol) Weideman; five daughters: Janice (James) Mullarkey, Darlene (Warren) Talcott, Nancy (Richard C.) Goldschmidt,  Jenny (Phil) Ward,  and Wendy (Alan) Grewe. She has been blessed with 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren..

  She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur of 71 years; a daughter, Carol, and a great grandson Mason Grewe.

  The family wishes to thank the staff of Colby Retirement Community, and the Marshfield House of the Dove for the loving care given to their mother. They also want to thank Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home for assisting them with the arrangements.
 

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Arlene A. Sperling


 

  Arlene A. Sperling, age 84, formerly of Withee, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Abbotsford under the tender care of hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate.  Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, town of Hixon.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

  Arlene was born December 22, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Meta Mae (Steen) Mueller in Medford.    Arlene was united in marriage to Ronald Sperling on April 22, 1967 in Withee. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2012.

  Arlene worked as a cook for the 11th Frame and the Lunchbox Café.  She enjoyed playing pool, drinking Bud Light, watching the Packers, camping and spending time at the lake.  Most importantly, Arlene cherished her family.

  Arlene is lovingly survived by her daughters: Denise (Paul) Todd of Withee, Darla Schrock of Loyal, and Cindy Gruhlke of Loyal; her grandchildren: Tasha L, Jesse Knoll of Withee, Jakota Todd of Withee, Kimberly (Jamie) Marten of  Dorchester, Ryan Schrock of Milwaukee, Christopher Schrock of MN, Shania Schrock of Loyal, Allen Gruhlke of Loyal, Jonathon (Laneah) Gruhlke of Loyal, and Brett Gruhlke of Loyal; her great grandchildren: Shawn Schrock, Kylia Nordlof, Haylee Marten, Brianna Marten, Bryher Churkey, Mackenzie Marten, and Damion Gruhlke.  She is further survived by her sisters, Shelby Jean (Ed) Seis and Barb (Jerry) Lukes; two brothers, Ronnie (Jan) Mueller and Dennis Mueller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald; her sister Sharon and brothers, Dick, Harry, Alvin and Jerry.

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Dorothy M. Thielke


 

  Dorothy M. Thielke, 99, of Medford passed away on December 30, 2016 at Country Gardens in Medford. She was born on September 23, 1917 to Peter and Mary Werner in Medford. She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and graduated from Medford High School in 1935. She married Stanley P. Thielke on September 21, 1940 in Medford, he preceded her in death on February 8, 1976. Dorothy worked for Bootzin’s Mercantile, Federal Land Bank, Taylor County Welfare Department, and as a secretary at Medford Senior High School for 22 years until her retirement in 1985.

  In her spare time Dorothy enjoyed reading, traveling, crossword puzzles, playing bridge and cribbage, making quilts, hiking, and spending time with family and loved ones.

  Dorothy is survived by her son, Tom (Linda) Thielke of Westboro; grandchildren Anne (Scott) DeFoe of Andover, MN, Erinn (Phil) Tubbs of Amhurst, Trigg (Linda Lopez) Thielke of Ogema, and Trent (Terri) Thielke of Hudson; great-grandchildren Alysse, Beth, Trekk, Jett, Olivia, Roxane, Waylon, Audrey, and Violet; brother, Dick (Shirley) Werner of Medford. She is further survived by many other friends and family.

  In addition to her husband Dorothy is preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

  A memorial mass for Dorothy will be held on Thursday, January 12 at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating, followed by a private family burial. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 12 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School and Medford Public Library.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Esta Mae Vlach


 

  Esta Mae Vlach, 92, of Rib Lake, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake.   Esta was born September 14, 1924 in Harold, KY to James and Margaret (White) Keathley. She attended Pikesville High School in Pikesville, KY. She married Emil Vlach on December 26, 1945 in Dallas, TX. Emil preceded her in death on February 21, 2007.        

  She is survived by her Daughters: Joan(Mick) Klein of Grafton, Linda (Jerry) Stellbrink and LaNah (Jerry) Brahmer, both of Medford, Grandchildren: Joyce (Dan) Pond of Cameron, Susan Klein of Milwaukee, Michele (Kas Raymer) Klein of Manhattan, KS, Amber (Nick) Stroud of Wauwatosa, Renea (Monty) Henke of Medford, Todd (Katie) Brahmer of Medford, Great Grandchildren: Tyler Henke, Brevin Brahmer, Mark and Matthew Pond, Abram,  Grant, and Iris Stroud, Sister in law: Donna Sipla of Coloma, MI and many nieces and nephews.
  Esta is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: James and Howard Keathley and Sister: Mavis Goodman.           
  Upon completion of high school, Esta moved to Columbus, Ohio  and was recruited by the Women’s Army Corps and went on to Basic Training in Presque Isla, Maine and was trained as a Medic. She was transferred to Dallas, where she met Emil. Upon Emil’s completion of his military enlistment, they returned to Rib Lake. Esta worked for Glovette Shoe Company and Gem Products for over 20 years, and retired due to health concerns. She moved to the Golden Living Center in Rib Lake in 2008 where she enjoyed playing music and participating in games of Bingo. Esta was very proud of her military service, and remained patriotic her entire life. She loved the American Flag, and always enjoyed singing Patriotic songs and hymns.         

  She was a devout Christian, and a member of the Rib Lake United Methodist Church, and American Legion Post 274.           
  A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Friday January 6, 2017 at the Rib Lake United Methodist Church. Pastor Angel Rosario will officiate. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake. Visitation will be held Friday morning at the church from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM.           
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Eleanor Drymiller


 

  Eleanor Mae Louise Drymiller, 84, of Medford, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

  Eleanor was born January 10, 1932 in Lake Geneva, WI to Frank and Cora (Renner) Erckfritz. She graduated from Harvard High School in Harvard, IL. She married Gerald J. Drymiller on February 23, 1952 in Harvard. Gerald preceded her in death on June 4, 1994.
  She is survived by her children: Terrie (Montie) Ruffner of Plattsmouth, NE, Theodore Drymiller of Gilman, Lauri (George) Palmer of Sidney, MI, Patricia Drymiller of Fargo, ND, Jeffrey (Christine) Drymiller of Clarksville, TN, Kathy (Edward) Holub of Medford, Tammy (Terry) Fieselman of Medford,and Russell Drymiller of Withee, 33 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
  Eleanor is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sister Bertha Fischer, Grandson Joseph Walker, and Granddaughter Stacey Prokopiak, Great Granddaughter Zoee Williams.
  Eleanor will always be remembered as a dedicated mother and farmer’s wife. After raising her 8 children, she went on to work as the Secretary for Clark County Co-Op Extension in Neillsville. She then went on to work as a Dietary Aid at the Medford Memorial Hospital.
  She enjoyed picture puzzles, embroidery, sewing, canning, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles. She loved to clean and arrange her husband tools in his shop for him.
  Eleanor loved her family, although her children live throughout the country, she treasured her time spent with each of them.
  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, and the American Legion Auxiliary.  

  Funeral services for Eleanor will be held at 12 Noon, Monday, January 2, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Pastor Brian Mundt will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday beginning at 10:30 AM, until the time of service at 12 noon. Cremation rites will follow the service, burial of cremated remains will take place at the Lublin Cemetery at a later date.

  In honor of Eleanor, memorial donations can be made to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Kenneth J. Hasenohrl


  Kenneth J. Hasenohrl, age 82, of Colby passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at his home under the tender care of hospice.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at St. Mary of Help of Christian Catholic Parish in Colby.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate. Interment to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Colby with Military Honors provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Family and friends are welcome from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. all at the church. 

  Ken was born June 10, 1934, the son of Peter and Odialia (Kanter) Hasenohrl.  He attended St. Mary's and graduated from Colby High School. After graduation, Ken had a route delivering Parkin Ice Cream.  He enlisted in the US Navy in 1954 and trained as an Air Traffic Controller.  In 1958, Ken joined the Air Force as a Controller and in 1962, he was hired as a controller for the FAA.  He worked in Casper, Wyoming for 17 years before working for Army his last four years, retiring in 1988.

  Ken was united in marriage to Joanne Brotowich in 1958, but they later divorced and had four children.  In 1996, he was united in marriage to Margaret (Firnstahl) Bruesewitz.  He enjoyed bowling, golf and walking.     Ken and Margaret enjoyed traveling and bowling together in senior leagues.  As health issues came about, he always commented on the two great families he had and enjoyed his life.

  Kenneth is survived by his wife, Margaret of Colby; four children:  Rick Hasenohrl, Sam (Binh) Hasenohrl, Paul (Kelly) Hasenohrl and Stacie (Craig) Havnes all of Tucson, AZ; five step-children: Jill (Joe) Schaefer, Mary Jean (Darrell) Hornick, Scott (Tiffany) Bruesewitz, Julie (Harv) Zettler and Cindy (Chad) Pagelsdorf; one grandson, Adam Havnes; 12 step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren with two more due in March and May.  He is further survived by three sisters: Marcie Kirejczyk, Rose Fettig and Lois Retzer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard and a sister, Marilyn Furtak.

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Martin A. Prasnicki


  Martin A Prasnicki, 91 of Gilman, died at home on December 28,

2016 under the care of Hope Hospice. He was born on
December 3, 1925 in Kane, Pennsylvania the son of the late
Alois and Agnes (Trulik) Prasnicki. The family moved to
Wisconsin in March of 1926 and settled in Gilman. Martin
attended Gilman public schools.
  He enlisted in the US Navy in November of 1943. Martin did his
boot camp in Idaho then gunnery school in San Diego, CA for 5
weeks. Martin was then assigned as an armed guard on the
Merchant Marine ship SS Flying Mist as a 20MM gunner which
transported cargo and ammunitions to different islands in the
Pacific Ocean (7 trips). He ended his service as a dispatcher in
the motor pool at Pearl Harbor, HI. Martin was discharged May 6,
1946 with the rank of Coxswain.
  On June 4, 1946 he came home to Gilman and bought a farm
two weeks later. Martin worked on the farm that he loved until
2013; after which time he moved to the Village of Gilman. Martin
not only farmed but also owned and operated a school bus for
37 years in the Gilman School District.
  Martin married Margie Piwoni on July 10, 1948 at Saints Peter &
Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She preceded him in death due
to an automobile accident on December 2, 1967. Martin married
Loretta Sromek on February 7, 1976 at Corpus Christi Catholic
Church in Cleveland, OH.
  He is survived by his wife, Loretta of Gilman, his five children,
Gary Prasnicki and Susan Dailey both of Rochester, MN, Lorie
(Jimmy) Gwiazdon and Cheryl (Randy) Boone both of Eau Claire
and Mary (Steve) Davis of Richmond, Kentucky, four
grandchildren, Colin (Christa Anderson) and Caylee Boone,
Ryan (Katrina Nelson) Gwiazdon and Savannah Davis and two
brothers, Henry (Dorothy) Prasnicki of Big Stone Lake, South
Dakota and Phillip Prasnicki of Gilman. Martin is preceded in
death by his parents, 1st wife, Margie, one grandchild, baby
Alexandra Davis and nine siblings, Steve, Veronica, Mary,
Agnes, John, Michael, Barbara Perlock, Rose Gallett and Anne
Dylo.
  A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, January 3,
2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with
Father Madanu Lourdu Raju officiating. Burial will follow in the
Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, January 2nd from
5-7 PM at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7PM Parish Rosary
and on Tuesday morning at church one hour prior to services. 

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George Tom


 

  George E. Tom, 78, of Deer Creek, passed away on December 23, 2016 at home. George was born on September 3, 1938 to Edward and Ann Tom. He attended Stetsonville schools. He married Rose Hamm, who survives him, in 1960 in St. Paul, MN. George worked in roofing, carpentry, road construction and most recently as a mechanic at Peterson Construction for 13 years.

  In his spare time George enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, making firewood, playing cards, working in his garage, wood working, going to his camper, sleigh rides, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Union and Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

  In addition to his wife, Rose,  George is survived by his children, Kathy Tom of Medford, Laurie (Jeff) Hartwig of Medford, and Jeff (Deb) Tom of Medford; grandchildren, Matt (Billie) Hartwig of Medford, Jason (Andrea) Hartwig of Medford, Rachel (Gary) McCully of Green Bay, Caitlin Fierke of Stetsonville, and Caleb Fierke of Medford;, great-grandchildren Tyler, Rylee, Wyatt, Clayton, and one on the way. George is further survived by his brothers Charles (Sandy) Tom of Medford, Herbert (Linda) Tom of Oklahoma, Phil (Sue) Tom of Westboro; sisters Rose (Alvin) Kloth of Medford, Bernice Cypher of Crivitz, Carolyn (Jerry) Nelson of Hales Corner.

  George is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Clarence Tom.

  A memorial service for George will be held on Friday, December 30 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville at 11:00 AM with Rev Richard Russow officiating. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Margaret M. Seidel


 

  Margaret Mary Seidel, 94, of Rib Lake, passed away Wednesday December 28, 2016 at The Golden Living Center in Rib Lake.

  Margaret was born July 11, 1922 to Michael and Rosa Schneider in the family home in which she then grew up in. She was the 6th of 14 children born to them. She attended Mud Lake School in Rib Lake and spent most of her 94 years in the Rib Lake area. It was here that she married the love of her life, Leonard (Jack) Seidel in 1942. Together they raised their three sons just outside of the village limits.
  Margaret was a working mother, employed 30 years with Gem Products in Rib Lake. In 1985 at her husband’s request, she joined him in retirement, which they enjoyed together until his death in 1990. She was a homemaker, mother and wife that relied on the skills she learned as a child in her mother’s kitchen.   The kitchen was her domain where she turned out countless pies, jars of jam and jelly, canned venison and canned vegetables. Margaret enjoyed listening to polka music while she worked in the kitchen and her radio scanner.
  Margaret enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking, canning, bowling, travelling and visiting with her friends, family and neighbors. As a lifelong member of the Good Shepard Catholic Church she participated as a member of the Christian Mothers, helping with church dinners and donating food as needed. She also served as a den mother when her sons were in the Rib Lake Cub Scouts.
  After her husband’s death she enjoyed the companionship of her dear friend, Lyle Schmedegard, for 20 years. They filled each other’s lives with dancing, laughter and friendship until his passing in 2013. In 2012 she moved into the Village of Rib Lake after living 60 years in her home, with the last 24 being alone. Her family cherishes the memories of the simple and wholesome lifestyle she modeled, the values she taught of the benefits of hard work and of not being wasteful and the ability to take life as it comes, no matter what.

  She is survived her Sons: Richard (Terri) Seidel of Fall Creek, Dale (Patty) Seidel of Brooklyn, 7 Grandchildren: Brian Seidel, Greg Seidel, Shari (Chad) Strasburg, Kim (Steve) Goetz, Michael Seidel, Suzette (Scott) Reynolds and Tracy (Michael) Procajlo; 8 Great Grandchildren: Reid (Shari) Strasburg, Laura and Nathan Seidel (Brian), Jessica and Randy (Suzette) Reynolds, and Alexander, Ethan and Sydney (Tracey) Procajlo; and 3 Great Great Granddaughters.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Seidel, and sons Francis Seidel and infant Dennis Seidel; Brothers: Walter, Norbert and Michael; Sisters: Bernice, Bertha, Rosemary, Anne, Frieda, Rita and Emma.
  Three of the family of fourteen survive: 2 Sisters: Marie (Paul) Froebe of Ft. Collins, CO, Agnes (Ross) Petersen of Phillips, and brother Gerald (Adrian) Schneider of Rib Lake, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Donations in honor of Margaret may be given to the family, proceeds will be designated to the Rib Lake Fire and EMS Department.
  A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday December 30, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at Good Shepherd Church from 10 AM until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
  Memorial Donations in honor of Margaret may be given to the family, proceeds will be designated to the Rib Lake Fire and EMS Department.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www. Hemerfuneralservice.com

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Anne M. Packenham


 

ANNE M. PACKENHAM

 

AGE: 99

 

ADDRESS: Montello, WI; A former Rib Lake area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:40 AM Tuesday, December 27 at Divine Savior Hospital, Portage where she had been a patient for the past 1 day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 31 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 31

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 29, 1917 in the Township of Chelsea

 

EDUCATION: Whittlesey elementary schools, 1934 graduate of Medford High School, 1935 graduate of Taylor County Normal School, Medford & a 1967 graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a degree in education

 

MARRIAGE: June 6, 1939 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Emil Packenham & he preceded her in death November 13, 1986

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After marriage, they settled in the Rib Lake area. She taught in Taylor County schools for 40 years until retirement from the Rib Lake school district in 1982. She moved to reside with her daughter in Montello in 2013.

 

MEMBER OF: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Montello, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, Taylor County WREA; Past member of Christian Mothers Confraternity, the National Council of Catholic Women

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Mary) Packenham of Claire, IL, Nancy Rogers of Brookfield, WI, Barbara Packenham of Stevens Point, James Packenham of Rib Lake, Mary (Chuck) Bornhoeft of Montello, WI

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 & 2 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18 GR. GR.
GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Lynn Carlson

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Raymond Brandner of Medford & Rock Brandner of Richfield, WISisters – Rosemary (Bob) Werner of Whittlesey

Sisters-in-law: Elinora Brandner, Barbara Brandner, & Rita Brandner all of Medford

Further survived by many nieces, nephews & other relatives

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John, Carl Jr., Roman, Herbert & Ralph Brandner; Sisters – Catherine Lamberty, Thecla Oestreich & Ida Scott

 

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Brandner, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Kunigunde (Linzner) Brandner

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – David, Tim, Dan & Todd Packenham, Jeffrey, John & James Marthaler


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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