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Hattie M. Knop




AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 825 Kennedy St. Rib Lake, former resident of the Township of Spirit


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:01 P.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Continental Manor-Golden Living Center in Abbotsford where she had been a resident for the past 3 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner


INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib LakeDATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1923 in Dorchester


EDUCATION: Hattie attended Dorchester Area Schools


MARRIAGE: 1st: Roy V. Larsen in 1940 and he preceded her in death. 2nd: Alfred “Fritz” H.-C. Knop in 1959 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake and he preceded her in death


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Hattie moved to the Township of Spirit where she married her first husband Roy Larsen and owned and operated their dairy farm. She then moved to Rib Lake with her second husband where she worked at Gem Product Shoe Factory until her retirement. Hattie enjoyed playing cards, baking, cooking, traveling, hiking, volunteering for Hospice and the Rib Lake Senior Site and spending time with her family and friends.


MEMBER OF: St. John's Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Darlene (Alfred) Unick of Rib Lake and Kathy (John) Stelling of Port Washington


CHILDREN DECEASED: infant Son and Daughter: John and Rosella Larsen








BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Violet Sterzinger, Hilda Janko, Viola Shady, Elenora Strosching, Jake, Herbert and Jim Stumpf






PALLBEARERS: Great-Grandchildren: Tarek Scott, Donnie, Emily and Nicholas Nehls, Devon Stelling and Dylan Stelling-Kordash


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


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Louise M. Cummings




AGE: 82


ADDRESS: W8650 County Road I Ogema; Township of Ogema; Price County


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:49 P.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past day.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 A.M. Monday, November 24 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema


OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese


INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1932 in the Township of Ogema


EDUCATION: She attended Centerville and Sunnyside Grade Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Westboro High School


MARRIAGE: June 16, 1951 in Ogema to Edwin A. Cummings and he preceded her in death on November 16, 1987


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Louise worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. She then worked as a cook and janitor at Jump River School in Ogema. Louise was a wife and homemaker and helped her husband run their dairy farm. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking, cooking, reading, going to the casino and she loved her family.


MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Four Children: Robert (Rhonda) Cummings, Debbie (Dennis) Reichert, William “Billy” Cummings, and Brian (Wendy) Cummings all of Ogema


LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Hayes, Jeremy (Traci) Wolfe, Angela (Rance) Lentz, Mandy Cummings, Brandon (Joan) Cummings, Alicia (Jesse) Eisner, Malinda Reichert, Jasen and Garrett Cummings




SURVIVING SISTERS: Violet (Roger) Osbeck of Golden Valley, MN, Evelyn Munson of Bloomingten, MN and Ruth (Gary) Makovsky of Boise Idaho. Louise is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends


BROTHERS DECEASED: Marvin and Phillip Garrow




DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie M. Johnson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Louise may be given to her family, to be designated at a later date.
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Jean E. Goessl


Jean E. Goessl, age 86, Abbotsford formerly of Dorchester passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Country Terrace in Abbotsford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Burial will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester, with a rosary service at 4:00 pm and from 10:00 am until time of services Friday at the church.


Jean was born on December 4, 1927 in Clark County, WI, the daughter of Eino and Elsie (Williams) Walkama. She was a 1945 graduate of Owen High School.


On June 12, 1945, Jean was united in marriage to Herbert Goessl at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. The couple took over the family farm in the Town of Hoard and Jean also worked at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen as a nursing assistant for over 30 years, they moved to the Village of Curtiss in July 1981 and after the death of her husband in 1983, Jean moved to the Village of Dorchester. Jean was a resident of Country Terrace in Abbotsford since September 2013.


Jean enjoyed square dancing in her younger years and she also enjoyed gambling, fishing, gardening and spending time at the farm pond, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren.


Jean is survived by her children; Richard (JoAnne) Goessl of Withee, William (Debra) Goessl of Xenia, OH, Daniel (Tamra) Goessl of Curtiss and Catherine (Terry) Arndt of Withee, daughter-in-law; Tammy Goessl of Yuba City, CA, 14 grandchildren and 22 3/4 great-grandchildren. Jean is further survived by her sister; Geraldine (Howard) Frane of Colby.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Herbert Goessl on April 30, 1983, sons; James and Bruce Goessl and a sister; Mary Miller


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Ardith A. Vlach




AGE: 73


ADDRESS: of Marshfield, Former lifetime Rib Lake Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:35 A.M. Saturday, November 15 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements


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


VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 18 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1941 in the Township of Holton, Marathon County


EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School


MARRIAGE: January 7, 1961 in Medford to Jerry W. Vlach and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1997.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ardith was a housewife and mother. She also worked at Ed’s IGA, Golden Living Center, Rib Lake, Clearview School and area mink ranches in the Spirit area. Ardith enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, reading, playing cards and gardening. She also loved animals.


FORMER MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church in Westboro


SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Daughters: Christina (David) Smith of Rib Lake, Theresa Vlach of Marshfield, Susan Vlach of Dallas, Texas and Connie (Donald) Kraegenbrink of OgemaAlso survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends










DECEASED MOTHER: Anita D. Beilke (Maiden Name: Wibben)


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