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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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