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Edward F. Kowalczyk


 

  Edward F. Kowalczyk, 97 of Gilman, died at home on

Thursday, October 19, 2017 under the care of Hope
Hospice. He was born on November 2, 1919 in Lublin, WI
the son of the late Albert and Agnes (Krezel) Kowalczyk.
He grew up in the area and went into the Army during
WWII. There he served his country during the Normandy
invasion and served for a time in post war Germany.
  On June 13, 1942 Ed married Stella Marucha in Chicago.
The couple moved to the Gilman area and bought a farm
in the town of Aurora in 1949. Ed was a member of the
Gilman Knights of Columbus, the Gilman American Legion
and a faithful member of Saints Peter & Paul.
  He is survived by his children, Joseph (Catherine)
Kowalczyk of Rolling Meadows, IL, Eugene (Jeanie)
Kowalczyk of White Bear Lake, MN,  Edith Raether of
Deerfield, Daniel (Susan) Kowalczyk of Gilman and Jenny
(Bill) Mengel of Stevens Point, 14 grandchildren, 10 great
grandchildren with 2 on the way, his brother, Casey
(Dolores) Kowalczyk of Illinois, his sister, Adeline “Pat”
Liszewski of Gilman and two sisters in law, Evelyn
Kowalczyk of Gilman and Stella Kowalczyk of Illinois. Ed is
preceded in death by his parents, wife, Stella in 2008, son,
Stanley, a granddaughter, four brothers, Walter, Leonard,
Robert and Allan and two sisters, Mary Leshuk and
Victoria Kaparske.
  A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Monday, October
23, 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 Sunday
from 1-4 PM with a 4 PM Rosary at the Gilman funeral
home and Monday one hour prior to services at the
Church.

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George E. Filipiak


 

  George E. Filipiak, 58 of Gilman, died peacefully at his home under

the care of Hope Hospice on Sunday, October 15, 2017, following a
year and a half battle with cancer. George was loved by so many – the
world has lost a wonderful man.
  He was born on July 21, 1959 at Victory Memorial Hospital-Stanley the
son of Ernest and Florine (Erdman) Filipiak. George grew up in the
Jump River and Gilman area and graduated from Gilman High in 1977.
  He was in the Operation Engineers Union #139 for many years; he
also worked Shawano Transport, Payne and Dolan-Waukesha, and
most recently Mathy Company-Onalaska. George was an active
member of the Jump River Runner Snowmobile Club.
  George loved solving the world’s problems with his friends, the
outdoors, tinkering in his yard, but most of all spending time with his
boys, Lucas and Trevor.
  George is survived by his mother, Florine Filipiak of Gilman, his sons,
Lucas and Trevor Filipiak of Thorp, his special friend Jackie, and life-
long friend and mother of his sons, Jennifer Maier, his siblings, Lori
Robinson of Stanley, Nora (Patrick) Wood of Eau Claire, Robert
Filipiak of Westboro, Tom (Natalie) Filipiak and Jerry Filipiak both of
Orlando, FL and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded
in death by his father: Ernest.
  Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at
the Jump River Community Center with Pastor Brian Welsh  from
Trinity Christian Fellowship- Stanley officiating. Visitation will be from 1:
00 pm until time of service Saturday at the Community Center. The
family invites you to a luncheon directly after service. Inurnment will
take place at a later date at Mount Nebo Cemetery. 
Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with
arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, George’s family is requesting donations be made to
the American Cancer Society in his memory.

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Georgianna E. Peabody


 

  Georgiana E. Peabody, 102, of Westboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Georgiana was born on September 15, 1915, in Chicago, IL to George and Esther (Johnson) Ritter. She graduated from Lucy Flower High School, an all girl school dedicated to students with artistic and musical talents. While in Chicago she studied art at the Art Institute and piano at the Busch Conservatory. She also received a two year degree from Wright Junior College.

  Shortly after college she came to Westboro to help care for her aging grandmother. It was while she lived here she met her future husband, Kenneth Peabody. They were married in Rib Lake on August 17, 1940. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wausau. After a stint at Employers Mutual Insurance she returned to college and earned an elementary education degree from Stevens Point State College.  She taught 5th grade at St. James Catholic School until her retirement.

  After they retired the Peabodys returned to Westboro and enjoyed growing vegetables. Throughout her life Georgiana enjoyed painting and playing piano. She also liked reading (nonfiction) and doing crossword puzzles.

  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth in July of 1986, her brother, John Ritter Sr. and his wife, Martha, her sister Jane Estillore and her husband Tony, and a brother Charles as a young child, and her brother’s children Lucy Sinks and John Ritter Jr., both in 2016.

  She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Kelly of East Palatka, FL, one granddaughter, Katrina Vaugh of Fitzgerald, GA, one great-granddaughter, Karsyn Vaughn and one great-grandson, David Vaughn, both of Fitzgerald, GA.

  In keeping with her wishes no funeral services will be held. Following cremation, her ashes will be placed wither her husband at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro.

  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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Carol M. Kobielush


 

  Carol M. Kobielush, age 96, entered her heavenly home on October 11, 2017.  Carol was born, raised and lived, except for a few years, at the homestead just south of Westboro, WI.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Olaf and Ida Ljungquist, early Swedish immigrant settlers in Westboro.  She is also preceded in death by her older brothers and sisters:  Erik, Wally, Hilda, Ellen, and Harry Ljungquist.    After 8 years of marriage, Carol chose to embrace the grace of Jesus Christ and raise her five sons in a loving Christian home as a single mother.  With the help of her parents, and particularly her sisters Hilda and Ellen, Carol provided a wonderful home and nurturing environment at her childhood farm in Westboro.  Here she provided a place for her five boys to learn and practice Christian values that are lasting a lifetime.

  She is survived by all five of her sons and their wives:  Bob (JoAnn) of Monument, CO; Don (Juana) of Colorado Springs, CO; Jim (Ann) of Scottsdale, AZ; Dave (Linda) of Minneapolis, MN; and Bruce (Julie) of Franklin, TN.  Eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren also survive.

  Carol went to college at age 38 so she could eventually provide financially for her family.  She received her teaching degree and for 25 years, taught 8th grade English and Social Studies at Rib Lake Junior High.  Until her death, former students would stay in touch with Carol often expressing their appreciation for her influence in their lives.  Carol was also active in the Town of Westboro where she served as the Town Clerk, was influential in founding the Westboro Public Library, has written the definitive history of the churches in Westboro, has been a member of the Woodland Community Church since its inception, and spent many hours during the summer cooking at Camp Forest Springs, a ministry that she loved and credits with helping her raise her five sons. 

  Carol always looked on the positive side, "rose above", and gave of herself so others might realize their full potential.  None realize this more than her family. 

  Many friends in the community have provided extraordinary care and love as she stayed at her home in Westboro until the Spring of 2016.  These loving neighbors and friends exemplify what it means to be a community of people who really care for one another.

  Because of her acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, she is now in Heaven.  She will be missed greatly, but many of us know we will see her again.

  Visitation for Carol will be at the Woodland Community Church in Westboro (corner of Hwy 13 and Bus Hwy 13) on Friday, October 27, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Her funeral will be at the Woodland Community Church on October 28 at 10:30 a.m. with viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Her former Pastor Grant Brown will be officiating.  Burial will be at the Westboro Mount Olive Cemetery, followed by a time of remembrance, fellowship, and lunch at the Woodland Church.  All are cordially invited to attend.

  Memorial gifts are appropriate to Woodland Community Church and/or Camp Forest Springs, both in Westboro, WI.

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Tasha Ann Ley


 

  Tasha Ann Ley, age 31, died from the result of a tragic accident on Friday, October 13, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. 

  Tasha was born on October 5, 1986, the daughter of Denise (Paul) Todd and Perry Johnson in Marshfield.

  Tasha is survived by her children: Kylia and Bryher; her mother, Denise (Paul) Todd of Withee; her father Perry Johnson; two brothers, Jessie Knoll and Jakota Todd; grandparents, Jim and Pat Hennlich of Dorchester.  She is further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ronald and Arlene Sperling.

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Adrienne Hennlich


 

  Adrienne A. Hennlich, age 84, former Medford resident passed away peacefully with family on October 14th, 2017 at Dove Healthcare West Reflections Unit in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

  A visitation will be held at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 PM by nephew, Deacon Dallas Carlson. Visitation will continue on October 19th from 9:30 AM till the time of service at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on October 19th, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester, Wisconsin.

  Adrienne was born on September 15th, 1933 to Richard and Demerise Grzadzieleski in Drayton, North Dakota. She attended Drayton schools. After high school graduation Adrienne moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated with a degree in medical technology. Adrienne then moved to Medford and was employed by the Medford Clinic as a laboratory technician. During this time, she met the love of her life William Bill Hennlich. Bill and Adrienne were married on June 22nd, 1963 in Drayton ND.

  Adrienne loved spending time with and caring for her family. Her interests included history, interior decorating and art. After her retirement from the Medford Clinic she worked as curator at the Taylor County Historical Society, where she was also a member. Adrienne also volunteered in a reading program through the Medford Area School District and was known as one of the grandmas. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and many Sundays was a greeter. Adrienne enjoyed her Saturday coffee group with friends. She adored and was most proud of her granddaughter Hannah Buchholz. "Grammy" will be so missed.

  Adrienne is survived by her daughter Margaret (Allen) Buchholz, Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Granddaughter Hannah Buchholz, La Crosse Wisconsin. Her sister Claris (Carl) Peterson, Arizona. A sister in law Alice Grzadzieleski North Dakota. Sister and brother in law Janice and Connie Diesing, Brookfield, Wisconsin, Sister in law Joan (late Jerry) Baker, Dorchester Wisconsin and Sister in law Dorothy (late Bob) Forseth.    In addition to many nieces and nephews.

  Adrienne was preceded in death by William Hennlich, her parents, a sister Janice (Dallas) Carlson, and brother Harris Grzadzieleski.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, Alz.com for care, support, research, awareness, and advocacy activities.

  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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Mary Ann DuBois


 

  Mary Ann DuBois, 77, of Medford, passed away October 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

  Mary Ann was born May 22, 1940 in Hustisford, WI to August and Elsie (Schwantes) Goecks. She is a 1958 Graduate of Hustisford High School. Mary Ann married Arthur T. DuBois at Horicon on August 18, 1967. Arthur preceded Mary Ann in death on December 25, 1984.

  She is survived by her Children: Tammi Barnes of Medford, Terry (Peter) Wimmer of Washington, Tracy (Sue) DuBois of Dorchester, Todd DuBois and Ty DuBois both of Medford, Daughter in Law: Julie DuBois of Medford, 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and several cousins.

  She is further preceded in death by her Parents, and Son Toby DuBois.
  In 1976 Mary Ann and her family moved to the Medford Area where she worked as a housewife and mother. Prior to moving to Medford they farmed in the Neosha, WI area for a period of time. In 1985 she began employment at Black River Industries in Medford. During her employment at Black River Industries she was in charge of the Taylor County Special Olympics.

  Mary Ann loved her grandchildren, and never missed a school or sporting event. She looked forward to every Halloween at the Sports Page for the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She enjoyed cooking, and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.
  A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday October 14, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and burial of cremated remains will take place at the Hustisford Cemetery.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mary Ann can be given to the 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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James G. Kalmon


 

  James G. Kalmon, 56, of Medford, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

  James was born on September 22, 1961 in Medford, WI to the late Claire and Carol (Van Der Molen) Kalmon. He attended Brookside Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High and Medford Senior High where he graduated in 1980. He loved photography, lifelong Packer Fan, an avid musician, loved to play the guitar and just started playing the drums.
  James was a long time employee of Hurd Mill Work in Medford working from 1980 to 2004. He also worked for Jeld Wen Windows and Streko Doors.
  James is survived by Brothers: Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dorothy) Kalmon of Hatley, Donald (Donna) Kalmon of Medford; Sister: Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville; Nieces: Crystal, Mindy and Mandi.
  In addition to his parents James is preceded in death by his Niece Jenny Kalmon and Great Niece and Nephew Isabelle and Chase.
  A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 1:00 PM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to James’ family to be designated 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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Harvey R. Judnic


 

  Harvey R. Judnic, 82, Township of Greenwood, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.

  Harvey was born on May 31, 1935 in the Township of Greenwood to the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Mauser) Judnic. He married the love of his life Arlene Damrau on September 29, 1962 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed country western dancing and movies particularly John Wayne, country music, bird watching and horses.
  Harvey bought the family farm in 1958 and farmed until he sold the Dairy section in 1978. He also worked in the woods, Medford Co-Op Feed Department for 9 years, Weathershield, Harvey Company and Foremost Foods. He landed his dream job as an Operator of the Road Grader for the Township of Greenwood. He spent 30 years there until his retirement in 2003.
  He was a member of the Central Wisconsin Country Dancers and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. 
  Harvey is survived by his wife Arlene Marie Judnic of Township of Greenwood; Children: Daniel Judnic of West Sacramento, CA and Lori Judnic-Kopchinski of Wauwatosa; Granddaughter: Abigail Kopchinski of Wauwatosa; Foreign Exchange Student: Torstein (Asa) Tysklind and his children Nora and Otto of Stockholm, Sweden; Brother: Lester (Marilyn) Judnic of Merrill; Sisters: Angeline Strebig of Medford and Rosal Schilling of Arlington Heights, IL; Sister-In-Law: Marcella Judnic of Medford and many nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents Harvey is preceded in death by Brothers: Joseph (Esther) Judnic, Carl (Ruth) Judnic, Clarence Judnic; Sisters: 4 month old Mary Judnic, Mary (Tony) Nezval, Betty (Joseph) Imbach; Brother-In-Laws: Clarence Strebig and Rudolph Schilling; Parents-In-Law; Arthur and Theresa Damrau.
  A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake with Pastors James Babbler and Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Visitation will be held St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM until the time of service 12:00 PM.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harvey’s family to be designated 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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Bernadette F. Marschke


 

  Bernadette F. Marschke of Rib Lake, 79, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Care Partners Assisted Living under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care with her three children by her side.

  Bernadette (Bernie) was born on May 26, 1938 to the late Bernard and Jeanette (Poirier) Strobach in Rib Lake. She was a graduate of Rib Lake High School. She married the love of her life Robert Sunderlin on Oct. 5, 1957 in Rib Lake who preceded her in death in May 1958. She married William Kane on May 21, 1960 and they later divorced. She married William “Bill” Marschke on Feb. 22, 1970 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2014.
  Bernie worked most of her life as a mother and homemaker. As an Air Force wife she traveled to England, Germany, and the U.P. of Michigan. After Bill’s Air Force retirement in 1978 they returned to Rib Lake where they owned and operated The Village Wash Laundromat for many years. She is a past member of the Spirit Lakes Improvement Association and was also a Hospice volunteer. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed making applesauce and strawberry jelly for them. Bernie read her Bible daily with her morning coffee, enjoyed occasional trips to the casino, loved to vegetable and flower garden, and was also an amazing accordion player. Crocheting kept her fingers nimble and many people are enjoying all the afghans she has donated and given away.
  Bernie is survived by her children: William (Edie) Sunderlin of North Fond du Lac, Candy (Mark) Rinehart of Medford and Karen (Fritz) Balz of Athens; step-children: Robert and Sean Marschke of South Dakota and Penny (Mike) Oswood of California; grandchildren: Heather Norton, Dustin, Daniel (Alexa), Matthew, Ariel and Nathaniel Rinehart, Gracie Balz, Jeremy and Jordan Marschke, Carl and Christopher Oswood and four great grandchildren; brothers: Lee Strobach of Ogema, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake, Ray Strobach of Rib Lake, Dean (Gayle) Strobach of Ogema; sister Judy (Bill) Gelhaus of Arizona and sister-in-law Sandy Strobach of Illinois.

  In addition to her parents and late husbands Bernie was preceded in death by her brother Theodore “Ted” Strobach.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service that same day. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake after a luncheon.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of Medford. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Theodore W. "Ted" Schmidt


 

  Theodore W. “Ted” Schmidt, 84, of Westboro, passed into glory on October 3, 2017, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He was born on December 26, 1932 to Carl and Lena Schmidt in Watertown. He graduated Lutheran High School in Milwaukee in 1950. Ted served in the Army in Korea from 1953-1955 and then went on to serve in the Army Reserve’s throughout the 60’s. He worked as a journeyman carpenter for several years before working for the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1988 as a station manager. Ted married Inez DePas on September 27, 1989.

  Ted participated in the Honor Flight in May of 2016. He was also a member of the Westboro VFW.

  Ted and Inez loved to travel and were always “gone again”. His dream was to visit Alaska, which he was able to do shortly before his passing. They made beautiful music together. He loved nature and the outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with his family and friends. His incredible cooking will be missed.

  In addition to his wife, Inez, he is survived by the children from his first marriage to Carole Anne Koch, Bill (Ann) Schmidt of West Bend, Bob Schmidt of Germantown, and Dan (Jenny) Schmidt of West Bend, children from his second marriage to Janice Hanig, Shelby (Ken) Brotz of Richfield, Kelly Schmidt of West Bend, and Kent Schmidt of Hartland, and children from his current marriage to Inez, Kathy McNabb of Bloomsbury, NJ, and Mark Grandin of Columbus, TX, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ted is further survived by his brother Bill (Barb) Schmidt and many other family and friends.

  Ted is preceded in death by his previous wives Carole and Janice, and two sisters Catherine Kriehn and Dorothy Schiessl.

  Funeral services for Ted will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, W5334 Dassow Ave. Medford, WI at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM.

  In lieu of flowers memorial donation in Ted’s name may be given to the Westboro VFW.

  Ted is now playing guitar, banjo, and singing in the heavenly band.

  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 Gorke


 

  Margaret Gorke, age 91, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Father Charles Hiebl will officiate.  Inurnment to follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.  Serving as her Urn Bearers will be Chad Steinmetz, Sara Larson, David Gorke, Barb Snyder, Suzie Ellenbecker and Adam Ellenbecker.

  Margaret Brecht was born on May 21, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Klinkner) Brecht in Neillsville. She attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Loyal and graduated from Marshfield Senior High School.  She then attended Central State Teachers College (now UW-Stevens Point), graduating in 1948.

  On June 25, 1949, Margaret Brecht and Adolph Gorke were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield.  He preceded her in death December 14, 2008.  Margaret's teaching career spanned 31 years which included teaching at Park Falls High School, Spencer High School, Dorchester High School, Dor-Abby High School and the last twenty years of her career were spent at Abbotsford High School, retiring in 1980.  She then occupied her time doing volunteer work at both St. Louis School and Dorchester Elementary School.

  Margaret was a member of the Dorchester Public Library Board for 28 years and was instrumental in the creation of the new Dorchester Public Library.  She was a charter member of the Dorchester Lioness and a member of the Dorchester Lions.  Marge and Adolph belonged to the Central Wisconsin Campers.  She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and also a member of the Marshfield Area Teachers Association.  Marge loved traveling and she and her husband were snowbirds for many years, wintering in Texas.  They traveled by motor home through most of the states and also visited many foreign countries.

  Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family, growing flowers, reading, playing cards and camping.    She never missed a Packer game attending many in person, including the "Ice Bowl" and in later years she enjoyed watching them on television.

  Marge was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

  Margaret is survived by her children: Sheila (Brian) Steinmetz of  Dorchester and Mark (Melanie) Gorke of Abbotsford; five grandchildren:  Chad Steinmetz, Sara (Joey) Larson, David (Laura) Gorke, Barbara (Carl) Snyder and Suzie (Adam) Ellenbecker; five great-grandchildren, Sophia, Nolan, Jack, Lucy and Violet. She is further survived by many relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Adolph; her son, Greg; five brothers:  Herman, Clarence, Emery, Peter and Jerome.

  The family would like to acknowledge Colby Retirement Community for their loving care of their mother.

  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Amanda, Betty, Peggy, Anna, Beth, Amy, Mary, Cheryl, Wendy, Amanda, and everyone else who made Mom's days better.

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Eudell G. Dahl


 

EUDELL G. DAHL

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: Apache Junction, AZ; A former Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, September 24 at his residence in Apache Junction, AZ

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, October 6 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, October 6

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 25, 1929 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary school

 

MARRIAGE: June 26, 1954 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Harriet J. Hamm and she preceded him in death June 4, 2010

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford from 1947 to 1951. US Army veteran of the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. For many years, he worked as a superintendent for Mathy Construction for 30+ years until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford & the Medford VFW Club; Lifetime member of Operating Engineers Union

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Linda (Mike) Louther of Apache Junction, AZ
Daughter-in-law: Deb Dahl of Medford
Granddaughter – Jessica (Al) Ksionek of Englewood, CO
Great-Granddaughter – Cassandra Ksionek of Englewood, CO

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Lance G. Dahl in 2016

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lyle Dahl of Medford, Jackie Faber of Medford, Evangeline Becker of Athens, Elroy (Diane) Dahl of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Lester Dahl

 

DECEASED FATHER: Fred Dahl


DECEASED MOTHER: Eleanor (Riemer) Dahl

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Jennifer L. "Hinde" Hobl


 

JENNIFER “HINDE” L. HOBL

 

AGE: 31

 

ADDRESS: Athens, WI; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead on Saturday, September 23 as the result of a Town of Johnson, Marathon County automobile accident

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 27 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 7 PM on Tuesday, September 26 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 27

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 16, 1986 at Marshfield, WI

 

EDUCATION: Medford Elementary, Middle and Sr. High Schools

 

MARRIAGE: In 2012 at Medford to David Hobl and they were separated

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a cook and waitress at different Medford area restaurants. For the past several years, she was working at Rocky’s Cozy Kitchen in Medford. Her children, pets, cooking, sewing, traveling, meeting & talking to people were near to her.

 

PAST MEMBER OF: Medford Curling Club; Girl Scouts

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: David Hobl of Athens

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Andrea Klinger-Hinde of Medford; Blake Hinde of Stetsonville; Jackson Hinde of Athens & Noah Hobl of Athens

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Anthony Hinde of Ivanhoe, MN; Allison Hinde of St. Paul, MN; Geoffrey Hinde of Eau Claire, WI

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother - Christine “Chris” Kolstad of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Martyn D. Hinde in 1997

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by cousins, aunts & uncles

 

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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Dennis L. Frischman


 

  Dennis L. Frischman, 68, Township of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at his residence under the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.

  He was born on July 14, 1949 in Medford, WI to the late Erwin and Lorraine (Fischer) Frischman. He was married to Jean (Schreiner) Frischman on September 14, 1996 in Medford, WI. They celebrated their 21st anniversary earlier this month.  He attended Whittlesey Grade School, Pleasant Heights Middle School and Medford Senior High where he graduated in 1967.
  Dennis worked for Weather Shield Windows for 37 years until he retired May 5, 2008. He was a member of the Army National Guard where he earned the rank of Sargent 1st class and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Medford.  

  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bean bags, bowling, playing cards and golfing.

  Dennis is survived by his loving wife Jean Frischman; Children: Corey Frischman of Medford and Dena Purdue of Medford; Sister: Jerene Loeffler of Medford; Brother: Butch (Claire) Frischman of Medford; 4 grandchildren. 
  In addition to his parents Dennis is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol and Linda Frischman and Step-Son Brad Schreiner. 
  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey. Pastor Randal Jeppesen will officiate. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church Friday September 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out in Dennis’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care or Taylor County Humane 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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Christine M. Mayer


 

  Christine M. Mayer, 92, of Medford, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 21, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

  Christine was born October 24, 1924 in Medford to Louis and Catherine (Fuchs) Erl. She is a 1942 graduate of Medford Sr. High. She married George F. Mayer at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford on October 7, 1944, George preceded her in death on April 19, 1997.
  Christine is survived by her Son: Bob (Jane) Mayer of Greenville, SC, Daughter in Law Patricia Mayer of Medford, Grandchildren: Melissa Mayer of Northbrook, IL, David Mayer of Bayside, and Brian (Kai Young) Mayer of San Francisco, CA.
  She is further preceded in death by her Parents, Son Richard Mayer, Granddaughter Kristin Mayer McGee, one Sister and six Brothers.
  Christine served as the Postmaster in Chelsea, and also was a homemaker and farmer.
  Christine loved to spend time in her garden, and was very talented at knitting, crocheting and sewing.     She enjoyed baking cakes for weddings and other special family events, and made delicious brownies.     She had a passion for polka music and dancing. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church in Chelsea.
  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 23, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AMMemorial donations in honor of Christine can be given to Hermitage Monastery – www.carmelitehermits.org, The Alzheimer’s Foundation, or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church for masses.

  Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is honored to be entrusted with arrangements. Online condolence can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Florence Premeau-Sloniker


 

  Florence Premeau -Sloniker, 89, of Clark County, passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Clark County Rehab & Living Center.

  Florence was born on November 15, 1927 to Jacob and Anna Kapfhamer in Medford. She married Rodger A. Premeau on September 3, 1947; he preceded her in death in February of 1968. Together they owned and operated several dry cleaning businesses in Wisconsin and one in Michigan before purchasing and operating Hi-Way Cleaners in Medford. After Rodger’s passing Florence ran the business independently until 1973. They also owned and operated a farm east of Medford. She and her husband had four children. She married Ed Sloniker on October 13, 1973; he survives. They moved to Greenwood, where she was actively involved with his duties as mayor.

  In her spare time she enjoyed her family, talking, listening, laughing, walking, working, horseback riding, gardening, sewing, traveling, fishing, and spending time at her cottage.

  In addition to her husband Ed of Abbotsford, she is survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Lynn) Premeau of Norwalk, Jeffery Premeau of Kennan, Dr. Cheri (Michael Horton) Premeau of Waverly, TN, and Chad (Mary) Premeau of Merrill, five grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Miles, Rodger (Melissa) Premeau, Steven Premeau, Kayla Premeau, and Misha Premeau, and 3 great-grandchildren, sisters Irene Piller of Appleton and Sandra Dahl of Medford. She is further survived by many other family and friends.
  In addition to her first husband, Rodger, Florence is preceded in death by her brother Edward Kapfhamer and sisters Eleanor Scimeca and Helen Seibel.

  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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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Melvin R. Hultman


 

  Melvin Ray Hultman, 91, Town of Hill, Ogema, died on Monday, September 11, at the family homestead, while under the care of his family and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  He was born on the family homestead in the Town of Hill on July 22, 1926, the son of Fritiof and Julia (Olson) Hultman. He worked as a logger his entire life, but for a number of years was employed by Press Steel Company in Milwaukee. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was married to Kathlene Borgenhagen in Richfield, Wisconsin, on February 4, 1961. In latter years he served as a janitor at the Rib Lake High School through the Green Thumb program. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors.

  He is survived by his wife, Kathlene; by one son, John, Theresa, Wisconsin; and by one daughter, Cindy (Richard ) Wendt, Rib Lake. He is preceded in death by one brother, Arland.
  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 15, at the Spirit Baptist Church in Spirit with Pastor Duane Harper officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Spirit American Legion Post No 452. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Town of Hill. Friends may call at the Spirit Baptist Church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.
  Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com
  The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Lillian F. Matson


 

  Lillian F. Matson, age 86, of Owen, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen under the tender care of hospice. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Reverend Brian Campbell will officiate. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church for visitation.

  Lillian was born on November 29, 1930 in the Township of Holway, the daughter of Fred and Katherine (Thormahlen) Matson. She was educated at Forest Grove School in the Town of Holway. Lillian was a life-time member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.  She lived on the family farm until the death of her parents, when she moved to the trailer court in Withee.  Lillian lived there until entering the Health Care Center in Owen in 2013.

  Lillian worked for many years in area restaurants; Bauer's Cafe in Medford, the Thorpedo in Thorp, Mr. B's and Abby Cafe in Abbotsford.  She also cleaned houses for families in Owen and Withee.

  Lillian is survived by her sister, Anna Tauchen of Curtiss and a sister-in-law, Betty Matson of Greenwood.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harold; four sisters, Frieda (Russell) Dearth, Amelia (Raymond) Dearth, Hilda (Elmer) Dearth and Katherine (Harvey) Dearth and a brother-in-law, Rudolph Tauchen.

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Stella L. Grube


 

  Stella L. Grube, age 70, of Dorchester passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. Funeral Services for Stella will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville with Reverend Richard Russow officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church on Wednesday.

  Stella was born on January 19, 1947 in Marshfield the daughter of Clifford G. and Bernice E. (Bunke) Hoffmann. She received her education at Owen-Withee schools. Her marriage to Kenneth W. Grube took place on Sept 17, 1966 in Owen, WI. Stella worked for Liberia Manufacturing in Abbotsford and for Cellcom in the East Town Mall in Abbotsford and later she was owner of Crafters Hideout in Abbotsford and Dorchester.
  She enjoyed sewing, traveling, flower gardening, reading, crafts, fishing and being with family.
  Stella is survived by her husband: Kenneth W. Grube of Dorchester, children: Candie (Bill) Tauchen of Dorchester, Dustin (Anna) Grube of Owen, Royce (Eric) Scheck of Evans, GA and Crystal (Dusty) Krueger of Stetsonville, six grandchildren: Connor Tauchen, Hollyann Grube, Benjamin Grube, Skylier Krueger, Melodie Krueger and Kendra Krueger.
  She is further survived by her siblings: Wilma Neuenfeldt of Dorchester, Lorna Larsen of Medford and Gary (Joy) Hoffmann of Strum, WI.
  Stella is preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Billie Louise Grube in infancy and a brother: Lincoln Hoffmann.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Janine D. Kloth


 

 

  Janine D. Kloth, 54, of Stetsonville, died Wednesday September 6, 2017 at her residence, under the care of Ministry Health Hospice.

  Janine was born June 11, 1963 in Medford Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Rib Lake High School, and received an Associates Degree from North Central Technical College. She married Duane A. Blasel on Nov. 11, 1989, he preceded her in death on November 5, 2000. She then married James E. Kloth on August 13, 2005 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. James survives.
  She is further survived by her daughters: Kristie (Ben) Petznick of Stetsonville, Sarah (John Birdyshaw) Blasel of Ripon, Grandson Jacoby Petznick, Step Daughter Ashley (Tracy Kautzer) Minsaas of Stetsonville, and Stepgrandchildren: Taiylor, Aliah, and Trevor Minsaas.
  Janine worked for Weather Shield Windows, Hurd Millwork, Phillip Plastics, Maple Islands, and Marshfield Clinic. She loved to travel the country with her husband James. She enjoyed all things outdoors especially hunting, fishing camping and four wheeling, and also attending car shows and truck pulls.
  Janine was a self proclaimed “foodie” and enjoyed cooking and creating new recipes. She always could find a reason to host a cookout and have her family over. She loved her family and spending time with all of them, especially her grandchildren.
  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, and the Moonlight Snow Cats Snowmobile Club where she served as past secretary.
  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 9, 2017 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard Russo will officiate. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  Memorial donations in honor of Janine can be given 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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Ruth H. Schrauth


 

  Ruth H. Schrauth, 92, of Medford, passed away September 5, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

  She was born May 30, 1925 in Medford, WI to the late John and Freida (Fischer) Schmidt. She was married to the late Louis Malchow in 1946 who passed away in 1963. She then married the late Alvin Schrauth in 1966 and enjoyed there 41 years together until his passing in 2007.
  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday September 11, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Monday September 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
  Ruth was well known for owning and operating Malchow Grocery in Medford from 1953 until her retirement in 1976. She enjoyed all the customers and memories made at the grocery store. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, spending time with her family and friends, cook books, magazines and gardening her vegetables and plants.
  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
  Ruth is survived by her children: Ilene (Michael) Grant of Medford and Gary Malchow of Madison; Grandson: James (Penny) Grant of Medford; Great Grandchildren: Avery and Anthony Grant of Medford; Sisters: Louise Piller of Watertown and Gloria (Mark Hartman) Spreen of Medford; Brothers: Roy Schmidt of Sussex and Ervin (Delores) Schmidt of Medford; Sister-In-Law: Christine Schmidt of Cedarberg.

  In addition to her parents and late husband’s Ruth is preceded in death by infant son Dale Malchow; Brothers: Arnold Schmidt and Marvin Schmidt; Sister: Lenora Johnson
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the family of Ruth to be designated 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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Alvin R. Schmudlach


 

  Alvin R. Schmudlach, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, September 5 in Tomahawk. He was born on March 27, 1927 to Herman and Myrtle Schmudlach in Spirit, WI. He married Carol File on November 24, 1956, she precedes him in death.

  At age 15 he got a special license to drive milk truck. He served in the US Army during WWII. After being discharged, he bought a dairy farm and worked on the homestead until retirement.

  In his spare time he loved to travel and sight see, raise bees, spend time with his family, and playing cards, especially Skipbo.

  Alvin is survived by his three children, Rodney and Randel Schmudlach, and Dawn (Greg Quednow) Krueger, all of Rib Lake. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

  In addition to his wife and parents, Alvin is preceded in death one sister, Zelma Ehlert, 4 brothers, Raymond, Harvey, Norman, and LaVerne, and one great-grandchild Adrian.

  Funeral Services for Alvin will be on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake. Visitation will take place on Sunday September 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  The family would like to thank the staff of Tomahawk Health Services for their great care and compassion.
  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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David A. Johnas


 

  David A. Johnas, 54, of Medford, passed away September 2, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

  David was born June 7, 1963 in Medford, Wisconsin to Frank and Gladys (Nelson) Johnas. David married the love of his life Nancy “D.D.” Motte on October 3, 2008. They enjoyed every moment they spent together and life will not be the same without David. He loved life more than anything and especially his love for his family and friends.
  He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Johnas; Daughters: Katy Lynn (Matt) Anderson of Schofield and Misty Marie (Brice) Faulkner of Medford; Grandchildren: Makenna and Jamison Anderson of Schofield, Miah and Chase Faulkner of Medford; Mother: Gladys Johnas of Medford; Mother-In-Law: Rita Motte of Medford; Brothers and Sisters: Virginia Giovacchini of Madison, Robert Johnas of Medford, Joe (Sue) Johnas of Rib Lake, Janet Gebert of Medford, Jeanne (Galen) Vesnefsky of Medford, Julia Johnas of Vernon Hills, IL, John (Sharon) Johnas of Medford, Lora Johnas of Eau Claire; Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Mary Lou (Mark) Thums of Rib Lake, Patricia Ann (Tom Schimon) Klinger of Medford, Debra Jean (Scott) Pokallus of Spencer and Jack “Charlie” (Carol) Motte of Medford; Nieces: Thora, Katie, Amanda, Erica, Jennifer, April, Karen, Jayme, Courtney and Casey; Nephews: Dylan, Jason, Michael, Brad, Jeff, Larry, Stephan, and Matthew.
  In 1986, David bought his first dump truck. As owner and operater he was working for Pitlik and Wick out of Eagle River at the time of his death. In 1999, he purchased logging equipment and started his own logging business which he owned and operated during the winter months with his brother John and nephew Michael. He loved to work and took pride in what he did and had amazing compassion for his coworkers. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anyone and would give the shirt off his back for you. He loved working on “The Ranch”. Nancy and David love the nicknames of each other “Frank and Fran”.

  He enjoyed fixing machinery, working in the woods, teaching everyone how to waterski and spending time with his wife, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood. Visitation will be Monday, September 4 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Visitation will continue September 5 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to David’s family to be designated 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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Rita M. Eisner


 

  Rita Marie Eisner, 72, of Rib Lake, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

  Rita was born October 14, 1944 in Chelsea, WI to Albert and Cecilia (Poehnelt) Olson. Rita married Charles Eisner, Sr., on April 29, 1962. Charles survives.
  She is further survived by her Children: Allan (Lisa) Eisner of Rib Lake, Jeff (Lisa) Eisner of Merrill, Brenda (Peter) Jones of Ladysmith, Connie (Jeff Mauch) Eisner of Ogema, Linda (Paul) Newman of Rib Lake, 10 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, Brother LeRoy “Butch” (Deretta) Olson of Chelsea, and many nieces and nephews.
  Rita is preceded in death by her Parents, Son Charles “Fritz” Eisner, Jr., Sister Pat Faude and Brother Thomas Olson, and her beloved Dachshund Fritz.
  Rita worked for Gem Products in Rib Lake, and then went on to work in housekeeping at the Rib Lake Golden Living Center, where she retired from in 2008. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, NASCAR and local dirt track racing fan. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and completing word searches. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 5, from 5:00-7:00 PM, and also from 10:00 AM until the time of mass at 11:00 AM, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Visitation will conclude Tuesday Night with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM.

  Memorial donations in honor of Rita can be given 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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Viola O. Emmerich


 

VIOLA O. EMMERICH

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: Clark County Rehab & Living Center, Owen; A former Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:15 AM Wednesday, August 30 at Clark Co. Rehab & Living Center, Owen where she had resided for the past 2 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, September 1 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, September 1

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 15, 1917 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: attended Medford area schools

 

MARRIAGE: June 2, 1945 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Arthur L. Emmerich and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1994

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She clerked at the Medford A & P Store and the Medford Co-op Store for 25 years until her retirement. In her retirement, she worked at the Little Store in downtown Medford. She enjoyed fishing, camping, quilting, sewing, spending time at the cabin on Long Lake, and her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and the Ladies of Immanuel

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Perry (Gloria) Emmerich of Medford, Ronda (Steve Axtman) Emmerich of Medford, Nona (Gene) Halopka of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Travis Emmerich, Tasha Hernandez, Chris (Larissa) Hartl, Tracy (Rick) Dowden, Shane (Tara) Halopka, Kerry (Samantha) Halopka GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6

 

SISTERS DECEASED: Myrtle Emmerich, Pearl Balciar & Ruth Hurtienne in her youth

 

DECEASED FATHER: August Hurtienne

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alvina Sommers

 

PALLBEARERS: her 6 grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Ladies of Immanuel, C/O Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Geneva L. Guziak


 

 Geneva L. Guziak, 96, of Country Gardens, Medford, passed away on Friday August 25, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

 She was born on August 13, 1921 in Medford, WI to the late John and Martha (Zacher) Furland. She was married to the late Michael Guziak Sr. on August 2, 1941 in Medford, Wisconsin.
  Geneva and her husband moved to Medford in 1943 from Chicago, IL where they farmed for 10 years.     After farming they operated a mink ranch for 20 years until she became a CNA at Medford Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren, traveling, and was an avid canasta player and loved her search-a-word books.
  She was a member of Gad Homemakers for over 70 years, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Red Hat Ladies.
  Geneva is survived by her children Patricia Bucki of Medford, Michael (Margie) Guziak Jr. of Medford, Judith (Paul) Nelson of Watersmeet, MI; 11 grandchildren: Bruce (Tami), Brian (Becky), Blake (Michelle), Bradley (Jessica), David, Daniel (Caroline), Diane (Scott), Debi (Eric), Kurt (Heidi), Marla (Matt) and Ashley (Stephan); 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren; sister Vernice Selby of Menominee Falls, WI, and many nieces and nephews.
  In addition to her husband and parents Geneva is preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Redszus, son-in-law, Lyman Bucki & sister, Elida Langer.
  Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday September 1, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Friday September 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the family of Geneva to be designated 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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John R. Gallistel


 

  John R. Gallistel, 84, of Medford, passed away on August 26, 2017 on his birthday, due to natural causes. He was born to Anton and Elizabeth Gallistel on August 26, 1933 on the family farm near Gad.     He served in the Army in Anchorage, Alaska as a military policeman, where he escorted President Eisenhower; he then went to work in Milwaukee at American Motors for two years.  John married Arlene Nezval on June 9, 1962 and took over the family farm; she precedes him in death in 2005. They sold the farm in 1998 and moved to Medford. He went on to do seasonal work for Figgi’s in Marshfield. He later went on to work for the Forestry Department until his retirement.

  In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with his family and grandchildren, going out to eat, visiting friends, spending time in the woods, doing fieldwork, and attending church.
  He was the Township of Bern Supervisor, and Board Member of the Medford Co-Op, and member of the VFW and Knights of Columbus.
  John is survived by his daughter, Mary (Kip) Swope of Rib Mountain and three sons Kevin, John M., and Brian (Laura Thums) Gallistel , all of Medford; two grandsons Michael and Alex, both of Rib Mountain. He is further survived by three sisters, Noreen Cywinski of IL, Mary Grant of Schofield , and Donna Faber of Medford.
  In addition to his wife and parents, John is preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Jim, Bob, and Jeanne.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Nueschwander officiating; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday August 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM

  In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.
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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Richard F. Frankki


 

RICHARD F. FRANKKI

 

AGE: 71

 

ADDRESS: W4037 State Highway 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 PM Thursday, August 24 at Marshfield Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past 3 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, August 28 at Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Mike Peterson

 

INTERMENT: Leavitt Creek Cemetery – Township of Hill, Price County where there will be military rites performed by the Spirit American Legion

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, August 27 and also at church in Ogema from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, August 28

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 3, 1946 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Leavitt Creek Grade School, Town of Hill and was a 1964 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: December 2, 1967 at Marshfield to Janice E. Peterson & she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as a machinist in the Twin Cities. In 1973, he returned to the area settling in Medford where he worked at Enerquip Mfg. as a machinist until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed travel, hunting, fishing camping, games of all sorts & spending time with his family.

 

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wife – Janice E. Frankki of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Keith (Stephanie) Frankki of Lidgerwood, ND, Amy (Scott) Wildberg of Medford & Jennifer (Scott) Geiger of Oak Grove, MN

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Heidi, Logan & Lindsey Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley (Jack) Smith of Medford, Jim (Dorothy) Frankki of Medford, Alice (Larry) Rogers of Waukesha, Linda (Ronald) Schmitt of Waukesha, Paul (Judy) Frankki of Stetsonville, Elaine (Jim) Leppala of Watton, MI, Ruth (Wayne) Dupuis of Medford, Carol (Gary “Fuzzy”) Ellenbecker of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John, George & Alfred Frankki, baby Charles Frankki in infancy;

Sister – Ethel Stenberg

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Elovy Frankki

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Sophia Leino

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Logan Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and brothers and sisters in faith
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Louise Frenzel


 

  Louise M. Frenzel, 88, of Deer Creek, passed away on August 23, 2017 under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on May 20, 1929 to Frank and Annie (Reitz) Ludwig. She married Erevin J. Frenzel on January 10, 1948; he preceded her in death on September 12, 1977.

  Louise worked most of her life on her dairy farm. She also worked for 20 years at the Centennial Hall as a cook. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and occasional trips to the casino with her friends.
  She is survived by her children Alan (Li-Ying) Frenzel of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Sandra (Alvin) Stauner of Pewaukee, Karen (Allan) Wood of Curtiss, Jerry (Suzi) Frenzel of Medford, and Betty (George) Pergolski of Wausau; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her sister Mary Lou Fechhelm of Medford, brother in law Norm Frenzel of Appleton, and sisters in law Lucille Janke of Medford and Rose Ludwig of Wisconsin Dells.

  In addition to her husband and parents, Louise is preceded in death by 5 brothers and 4 sisters and great-granddaughter Kassidy Nicole Nyhus in 2004.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, August 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with Father Michael Hayden officiating followed by burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Little Black. Visitation will take place on Monday, August 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions, in Louise name may be given to Hope Hospice.

  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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George M. Brehm


 

  George M. Brehm, 95, of Medford, passed away peacefully at his home on August 22, 2017.

  Born at home on October 19, 1921 to Henry and Mary (Schneiders) Brehm in Medford, WI. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Medford High School graduating in 1940. He and two classmates traveled to California via Route 66.
  As a young man he worked at Bootzin’s Feed Mill and Medford Lumber & Fuel. He was working on the family farm at the time of his marriage to Mabel Lekies on May 17, 1944 which started a partnership which lasted over 73 years. They then purchased their own farm in the Town of Little Black and George proceeded to build a new home on the property with the help of his father-in-law, Emil Lekies. Besides working on the farm with his wife he also worked for Klingbeil Lumber for a period of time. After working with several local builders and an area electrician he started building on his own with the help of his sons over the years. He went on to build numerous homes in Taylor and the surrounding counties. George was instrumental in the development of the Roberta subdivision in Medford.
  He and Mabel sold their farm in 1970 and worked full time building until his retirement. They would live at their present address from then on.
  George was a long time active member of Chelsea Conservation Club. He was kept busy after retirement caring for and selling Christmas trees as well as building and selling picnic tables. He enjoyed competing in horseshoe tournaments as well as playing good competitive sheepshead cards. A trip to a casino to play blackjack was known to happen.
  Their road trips would take them to the World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN, driving the Alaskan Highway to Alaska and trips to the Southwest, California and Yellowstone. A Caribbean cruise and a trip out of Vancouver through the Inside Passage to Alaska was also taken. Their month long trip through Europe would exceed all their expectations.

  George and Mabel enjoyed camping with family at Big Chetek Lake, Canadian fishing trips and to many other destination. Hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming and Manitoba with the help of his oldest son David were always looked forward to.
  He is survived by his wife Mabel and five children: David (Grace) Brehm of Medford, Lyle (Pauline) Brehm of Schofield, Bruce (Joan) Brehm of Medford, Rebecca (Charles) Gershefske of Lincoln, NE and Daniel (Cathy) Brehm of Ramsey, MN. 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law Pearl Sackmann of Stetsonville.
  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Earl (Helen), Marvin (Toni), Harlan (Lenore), Elmer (Lavera); sister: Marie (Henry) Laabs; one nephew and one grandchild.
  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 28 at 9:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to George’s family to be designated 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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Melvin C. "Fuzzy" Mohan


 

  Melvin C. "Fuzzy" Mohan, age 83, of Dorchester, passed away at home under the tender care of hospice on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Military Honors to be provided by the Dorchester American Legion Post #517.

  Fuzzy was born on September 19, 1933, the son of Archibald and Anna (Spindler) Mohan in Marathon County.  He was united in marriage to Joyce Kiviko in October of 1958.  They later divorced.

  Outside of his time taking care of his customers at the bars, first in Colby then Dorchester.  His passions were fishing and bowling.  He was the anchor man on the bowling team and loved to compete with his brother Ray.  Mowing his yard and planting his evergreen trees gave him great satisfaction.  He loved people and loved being around people. 

 Fuzzy is survived by four children:  Gary (Steve Mallory) Mohan of Burlingame, CA, Kenneth Mohan of Dorchester, Gina (Todd) Cottrell of Cincinnati, OH and Rod (Yolanda Carlson) Mohan of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren:  Vincent and Rosa Mohan, Olivia and Jacob Cottrell and Rhiannon (Dalton) Hansen.  He is further survived by six brothers and sisters:  Archie, Elaine, Charlotte, Mary, Joan and Jim; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gerald; five brothers and sisters:  Ray, Shirley, Marlene, Orville and Jean.

  In lieu of flowers and plants, a Melvin "Fuzzy" Mohan Memorial Fund has been established.

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Duane R. Zager


 

  Duane R. Zager, age 81 of Owen passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center.

  Memorial services for Duane will be 11:00 am on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee with Reverend Tom Myhre officiating.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 am until the time of services on Monday. Inurnment will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery at a later date.
  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.
  Duane was born on August 4, 1936 in Antigo, WI, the son of Richard and Carol (Hilmen) Zager. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School. His marriage to Sharon K. Singleton took place on April 25, 1987 in Withee. He drove truck for Foremost Foods in Owen for almost 20 years and then he was self employed as a fix it man fixing small appliances and automobiles. Duane later worked in maintenance at Master Package in Menomonie and then Northwest International in Abbotsford as a diesel mechanic. He retired and worked part time at Master Package in Owen and traveled all over with Sharon and friend Lola. He was also a volunteer fireman and EMT for the Owen-Withee Fire Department.
  Duane is survived by his wife: Sharon of Owen, children: Susan M. Zager, Sandra A. Zager, Heidi J. Silvan (Zager), step-daughter: Lisa Singleton, grandchildren: Erica K. (Terry) Peissig, step grand-daughter: McKenzie Singleton, brothers: Donald (Jan) Zager and Roger (Chris) Zager and a sister: Caroline (Elroy) Hanne and many nieces and nephews.
  Duane is preceded in death by his sons: Richard and Randy Zager. 
  Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Marie C. "Marion" Faber


  Marie C. "Marion" Faber, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday August 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

  Marie was born July 8, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Mae (Koncel) Lapacek. She married Everett Faber on November 28, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. They were married for 70 years. Everett survives.

  Marie is further survived by her daughter: Kathleen (John) Klingbeil of Goodrich, Grandchildren Lee Schmidt, Libby Schmidt (Aric Way), Joshua (Brooke Sperry), Jonathan, Garett (Rebecca) and Grant (Danielle) Klingbeil, seven Great Grandchildren, several Great Great Grandchildren and Sister in Law: Kathryn Lapacek of Waunakee. 4 sisters in law and 4 brothers in law on Everett's side.

  She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter: Patricia Schmidt, Great Grandson Keith Schmidt, Brothers: Frank and Joseph Lapacek II, and Sister: Lillian Meyer. She is further preceded in death by 2 sisters in law and 1 brother in law on her side and 5 sisters in law and 5 brothers in law on Everett's side.

  Marie moved with her family to the Medford area when she was a child. Following high school, she attended Medford Teachers College "Normal School" and went on to teach at several elementary schools in the Medford area. She later completed her B.S. degree in Education at UW- Stevens Point.  In 1950, her family moved to Goodrich where they farmed until 1977, when they moved back to Medford. She finished her teaching career as a Social Studies teacher at Medford Jr. High.

  She enjoyed spending time at the family lake cabin, traveling with their camper and later motor home clubs, wintering in Florida, Arizona and Texas. Marie was a member of the Medford VFW Auxiliary Post.

  Marie loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with each and every one, and cooking meals for them.

  Cremation rites have been accorded, and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday August 26, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Visitation will be held on Saturday at Holy Rosary Church from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, or Huey's Hideaway Children's Museum.

  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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Leona M. Blasel


 

LEONA M. BLASEL

 

AGE: 99

 

ADDRESS: 144 N. State Highway 13, Stetsonville, WI 54480

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:59 AM Monday, August 21, 2017 at Care Partners Assister Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 months, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, August 25 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 24; also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, August 25

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 20, 1917 in the Town of Mayville, Clark County

 

EDUCATION: Township of Mayville, Clark County elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1938 in Valparaiso, IN to Edwin R. Blasel and he preceded her in death January 13, 1991

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Leona worked most of her life as a housewife & mother while residing in Stetsonville. She volunteered at the Centennial Community Center, Stetsonville for 24 years and delivered ‘meals on wheels’ for many years. She enjoyed driving the Amish people around along with polka dancing, knitting, card playing, gardening (especially raspberries), watching the Brewers & Packers, and spending winters in Florida.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville; Zion Mission Circle; Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Auxiliary, Stetsonville;

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Alice Nelson of Stevens Point, Doris (Bruce) Dietze of Medford, Allen (Susan) Blasel of Plymouth; Step-Children: Edna Porter of Plover, Florence Jarvis of Brookfield & Arlene (Harvey) Dassow of Wauwatosa
Step Daughter-in-law: Ilaine Blasel of Stetsonville

 

STEP-CHILDREN DECEASED: Elmer Blasel & Norma Lake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 & 15 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15 & 32 step

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2 & 25 step

 

DECEASED GRANDDAUGHTER: Beth Schield

 

DECEASED STEP GRANDDAUGHTERS: Sandra Stanley, Debra Porter

 

DECEASED SON IN LAW: Don Nelson DECEASED STEP SON IN LAWS: Will Lake, Harry Porter, Gene Jarvis

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Clarence (Marjorie) Boxrucker of Stetsonville & Edward Boxrucker of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Al (Agnes) Boxrucker, Delores (Adolph) Dums, Raymond (Arlene) Boxrucker & Sister-in-law: Jean Boxrucker

 

DECEASED FATHER: Jacob Boxrucker

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth (Schumacher) Boxrucker

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons 

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Donald "Don" P. Monheim


 

 

DONALD “DON” P. MONHEIM

 

AGE: 74

 

ADDRESS: N4502 Clear Lake Road, Medford; A Township of Hammel resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, August 19 at Colonial Care Center, Colby, WI where he had resided for the past 7 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with military rites performed by the Medford area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, August 26

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 7, 1942 at Medford, Wisconsin

 

EDUCATION: Rib River Elementary School, Rib Lake and was a 1960 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: Never Married

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served from 1965-1967 in the US Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as an electrician in the Milwaukee area while residing in Pewaukee until his retirement. He then moved to the Town of Hammel and resided in the home he designed and built. He enjoyed tinkering, gambling trips with his sister Diane, roaming the Wisconsin countryside to destinations unknown of his choosing with his niece Theresa and great nephew Max, travel & family visits.

 

MEMBER OF: IBEW Local union 494 - Milwaukee

 

SURVIVING FAMILY: Sister - Diane Monheim of Madison; Neice – Theresa (Bob) Lister;
Nephews – Butch (Marie), Will, David, Brian (JoAnne), Greg & Daniel Monheim;
Numerous Great Nieces & Great Nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Frank Monheim, Jr., William Monheim and a sister, Carol in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Joseph Monheim, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Violet Bertha (Miller) Monheim

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either: Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 OR Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 OR St. Croix Hospice of Eau Claire
-A heartfelt thanks to his neighbors – Art, Craig & Lynn, Kiersten & Jason
-A special thanks to the Colonial Care Center, Colby, & St. Croix Hospice, Eau Claire for all the care & comfort they have providedFor online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Hildegarde R. Maxam


 

  Hildegarde R. Maxam, 94, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Waterford at Colby. She was born to William and Alvina Beisner in Dorchester on June 10, 1923. She married Lowell H. Maxam on January 6, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester, he precedes her in death. They bought a farm in the town of Holton and the family was blessed with many children.

  Hildegarde is survived by seven daughters, Monica (Dan) Maguire of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene (Kenneth) Strasser and Tina (Gary) Heeg both of Unity, Dawn (Jeff) Colvin of Wausau, Sandi (Tony) Bechel of Kronenwetter, Faith (Mark) Heeg of Colby, and Lori (Bill) Heindl of Edgar; two sons, Harvey (Glory) Maxam of Unity and Mark (Barb) Maxam of Unity. She is further survived by 33 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents and husband Hildegarde is preceded in death by one sister Edith Plockelman

  Funeral Services for Hildegarde will be held on Friday, August 18 at 11:00 AM at First United Church of Christ, 111 S 2nd Street Colby, with Pastor Doris Ruben officiating, burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will take place at First United Church of Christ in Colby on Friday August 18 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers memorials in Hildegarde’s name may be made to Peace United Church of Christ. 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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James "Jim" Brehm


 

  James "Jim" Brehm, 74, of Colby, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center. Friends and Family are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, WI.

  Jim was born June 26, 1943 in Marshfield, WI to Melvin and Jocelyn (Wellman) Brehm. He graduated from Colby High School.  He was joined in marriage to Joan Kawa on May 7, 1966 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Knowlton, Wisconsin.

  Jim was dairy farmer in the township of Hull/Frankfort. After retiring from farming,  he worked for the township of Frankfort.  Jim was a avid fisherman.  He also enjoyed cheering on the L.A. Rams and L.A. Dodgers.  

  Jim is survived by two sons; Russell Brehm of Phoenix, AZ and Andrew Brehm of Dorchester, WI; two grandchildren, Trevor and Trista Brehm. He is further survived by two sisters: Elizabeth Brehm of Marshfield, and Janet (David) Donovan of Hixson, TN and many other family and friends.

  Jim is preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Joan (Oct. 24, 2010); his daughter, Sheila Brehm; a brother, Gerald Brehm, and a sister, Pat Heckel.  

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Lyman W. Bucki


 

  Lyman W. Bucki, 76, Medford, died Friday, August 11 unexpectedly at his residence.

  Lyman was born on May 28, 1941 in Medford, WI to the late Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki. He attended Cloverdale Grade School and Medford High School where he graduated in 1959.
  Lyman married the love of his life Patricia Ann on April 26, 1962 in Medford, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodwork, golfing and the Brewers.        Lyman worked as a meat manager for 20 years before taking over Bucki Manufacturing where he worked for 25 years. He also worked as a custodian at Aspirus Hospital for 12 years where he retired in 2010.
  Lyman was a member of the Taylor County Sportsman Club and Medford Bowman. 
  Lyman is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Bucki of Medford; Children: Bruce (Tami) Bucki of Medford, Brian (Becky) Bucki of Medford, Blake (Michelle) Bucki of Medford, Bradley (Jessica) Bucki of Eau Claire; Grandchildren: Jason, Jake, Emily, Taylor, Logan, Lindsey, Matthew and Alex; Great-Grandchildren: Alec, Lilian, Raegan and Lydia; Brother: Walter (Myrna) Bucki of Dresser; Mother-In-Law: Geneva Guziak of Medford and many other family and friends.  Lyman is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki and Father-In-Law Michael Guziak Sr.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 15 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Monday, August 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following funeral services.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lyman’s family to be designated 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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Mildred C. Hamm


 

  Mildred C. Hamm, age 97 of Owen, formerly of Curtiss went to be with God on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen where she had resided since January 2017.

  Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. Reverend Ken Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, rural Curtiss. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00am until time of service on Tuesday for visitation. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
  Mildred was born on January 15, 1920 in the township of Holway, Wisconsin the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Ried) Neitzel. She attended Golden Willow School in the town of Holway. Mildred married Frank J. Hamm on July 22, 1938 in Medford. She was a devoted housewife and a hard working farmer.
Mildred enjoyed embroidery, quilting, reading and she loved Christmas. She enjoyed spending time with her family, most of all. Mildred was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, and the Altar Guild.
  Mildred is survived by her two sons: Arlan Hamm of Thorp and Gary (June) Hamm of Curtiss and her daughter: Donna (Dewey) Schmidt of Stanley, grandchildren: Sherry Looker, Jeff and Lois Fischer, Julie Fink and John Stemper, David and Reshell Fischer, Kris Schmidt, Janet Bell, Ken and Sarah Schmidt and great-grandchildren: Christy (Juan), Brittany, Caroline, Mary, Ryan, Rachel, Nia, Kailey, Liberty, Brinley, Grace, Isabelle, Everly and Vincent.
  She is further survived by a sister-in-law: Annabelle Neitzel and many nieces and nephews.
  Mildred was preceded in death by her husband: Frank, daughter: Judy, nine siblings and many relatives.
  Family and friends can express condolences online to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Myrtle F. Bedroske


  Myrtle F. Bedroske, age 86, of Colby, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield surrounded in love by her family.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester.  The Reverend Shawn Andersen will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday all at the church.  Burial will be at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.   Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Myrtle was born on March 19, 1931, the daughter of William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke in Stetsonville.  She graduated from Dorchester High School.  Myrtle was united in marriage to Howard Bedroske on August 2, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.  He preceded her in death on April 14, 2016.  Together they farmed until retiring in 2012. 

  Myrtle was a faithful member at St. Peter Lutheran Church and active in the Ladies Aid, LWML, Altar Guild and served when needed.  She was also a member of the Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club and the Green Acres Homemakers.  Myrtle enjoyed bowling, polka dancing,  was an avid gardener and liked to put together jig saw puzzles and word puzzles.  Most importantly, she cherished her family.

  Myrtle is survived by her six children:  David (Donell), Russell (Judi), Loren, Kevin (Sue), Gary (Camala) and Colleen (Steve) Sprotte; 13 grandchildren:  Amanda, Ryan (Sarah) Lucas, Pat (Lynn), Josey (Travis) Lueth, Benjamin, Emily (Ian) Zimmermann, Nicholas, Jacob, Maralyse (Collin) Worm and Cassandra, Paul and Matthew Sprotte; nine great-grandchildren:  Noah, August, Paige, Henry, Adelaide, Finley, Sage, Hunter, Briar, Nolan, Samuel.  She is further survived by three sisters:  Elva (Norman) Larson, Annabelle Holme and Gladys Paur; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Brecke and Arlene Paradies; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; her special grandson, Ezra Sprotte; two brothers, Vernon (Betty) and twin brother, Myron; three sisters: Audrey Vircks, Stella Brecke and Mary Ann Brecke in infancy; five brothers-in-law:  Willard Vircks, Hal Holme, Emil Paur, Don (Betty) Bedroske and Earl Paradies.

  The Bedroske family would like to thank the staff at the Colby Retirement Community for the compassionate care Myrtle received.

  In lieu of flowers and plants, a Memorial Fund has been established in Myrtle's name.

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Margaret Brunner


 

   Margaret Brunner, 96, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Care Partners in Medford.

  Margaret was born on June 21, 1921 in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Theresa Thillen. She was married to the late Wilfred Brunner on December 23, 1939 in Medford, Wisconsin.
  In 1943 Margaret and her husband moved to the town of Molitor where they farmed and logged. She also enjoyed: fishing, riding horses, Western movies, canning and gardening.
  Margaret was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rough Riders and Homemakers.
  Margaret is survived by her children: Carol (Ken) Otwaska, Racine, and Bruce (Bonnie) Brunner, Town of Grover, Lenore (Alan) Brandl, Town of Little Black; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren; Sister In-law Delores Hartwig.
  In addition to her husband and parents Margaret is preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Raffini in 1970; her brothers Anthony and John Thillen and her sister Mary Willis.
  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday August 5, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Pastor Brian Mundt will officiate. Burial will follow at Molitor Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Saturday August 5, from 11:30 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.
  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
  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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Frances "Fran" D. Schimon


 

FRANCES “FRAN” D. SCHIMON

 

AGE: 69

 

ADDRESS: N3217 Lemke Drive, Medford; A Township of Goodrich resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:07 PM Tuesday, August 1 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Saturday, August 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

 

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

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 8:30 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Saturday, August 5

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 9, 1947 at Oak Park, IL

 

EDUCATION: St. John Bosco Elementary/Middle School, Chicago, IL and was a 1965 graduate of Chicago Public High School

 

MARRIAGE: February 3, 1971 at Ironwood, MI to Raymond “Ray” A. Schimon and he preceded her in death January 25, 2016

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked in the payroll dept. at Sun Electric in Chicago. They moved to the Town of Goodrich in 1971 where they farmed, she co-owned/operated Schimon’s Goodrich Auto with her husband, and worked as an after-hours answering service for Taylor Electric for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting of all kinds, garage sales, word puzzles, her pet cats and collecting dolls.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brad (Marie) Schimon and Mary Hessefort both of Goodrich
4 step-children and numerous step-grandchildren/great grandchildren all of the Pacific Northwest area of Washington

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Jeffery Schimon in 2010; Son-in-law: James Hessefort in 2009

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Liam and a soon to arrive sibling

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Patty Linders of Tacoma, WA

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Frank Coates

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Cecilia Joda

 

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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Ronald C. Poehnelt


 

  Ronald C. Poehnelt, age 58, of Abbotsford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his residence.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.

  Ronald was born on May 23, 1959, the son of Matt and Dorothy (Glenn) Poehnelt in Marshfield.  He graduated from Colby High School in 1977.  Ronald was co-owner and operator of the Corral Bar & Grill in Abbotsford.  He enjoyed all the customers that came from all over.  He also was ready with a joke for every occasion.

 Ronald enjoyed playing chess, traveling, was a history buff, and collected Packer and other memorabilia.  He also loved his pets: Baby Girl, Baby Boy, Mr. Whisker and Snuggles.

  Ronald is survived by his significant other, Sherri Leu and her family; his father, Matt of Spencer; his son, Gary Poehnelt of Milwaukee; seven brothers: Tom (Diane) of Eagle, Richard of Athens, Dave (Carol) of Marshfield, Don (Jackie) of Loyal, Mike of Colby, Mark of Colby and James of Abbotsford; six sisters: Julie Schindhelm of Marshfield, Karen (Lanny) Ludwig of Dorchester, Sandy (Mike) Jakel of Dorchester, Sharon (Henry) Blume of Dorchester, Linda (Steven) Bach of Dorchester and Donna (Kevin) Kalepp of Westboro.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy and a brother-in-law, David Schindhelm.

  In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred and will be determined at a later date.

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Kenneth Fechhelm


 

  Kenneth P. Fechhem, 77, of Medford, passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

  Kenneth was born August 26, 1939 in Marshfield, WI to Norbert and Augusta (Eckes) Fechhelm. He married Mary L. Ludwig on February 8, 1964 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Mary survives.

He is further survived by his children: Norbert (Vera Anne) Fechhelm of Stetsonville, Mark (Kerri) Fechhelm of Merrill, Lori (Jim) Buehler of Medford, Kevin (Dana) Fechhelm of Abbotsford, Phillip (Kayda) Fechhelm of Stetsonville, John (Kim) Fechhelm of Medford, 14 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, Brother Tom (Gerry) Fechhelm of Wausau, and many nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his Parents, one brother and three sisters.

  Ken held various jobs throughout the Medford Area. He retired from Holy Rosary Catholic School where he served as the janitor. He enjoyed traveling and spending his winters in Texas, along with fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and testing his luck at casinos.

  He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Sams Camping Club.

  Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday August 3, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father David Neuschwander will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Little Black at a later date. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Thursday August 3, from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at 11:00 AM.

  Memorial donations in honor of Kenneth can be given to his 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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Kirk A. Klassen


 

  Kirk A. Klassen passed away on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at his home in Prentice, WI from complications of cancer.

  Kirk was born September 29, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert L. Klassen and Elizabeth A. Klassen (Biwer), the second of three sons.  He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in Eagle Grove, IA and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, retiring as a Chief in 1997.  He married Sharon A. Klassen (Kuecker) on May 27th, 1978 in Webster City, IA.   This union was blessed with two sons, Sean and Adam.  Kirk and his family made their home for many years in St. Marys, Georgia, where he served at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.  In 1997 they moved to Wisconsin to build their dream home in Prentice, and in 2002 Kirk and Sharon began living full time on the acreage they had improved for so many years.
  Kirk has been described as a Renaissance man and a man of service, dedicated to serving his country, community and family.  In retirement he was a proud member of the Ogema Lions Club, served on the Board of Directors of Price Electric Cooperative and was renowned in the community for his recurring role as “Cleb” with the Ogema Players.  Kirk was a craftsman with a wide variety of interests including woodworking, stained glass art, cooking, automotive work, construction, landscaping and design.
  Kirk is survived by his wife Sharon and his two sons Sean of Bellingham, WA and Adam (Dorie) of Lynden WA, as well as his brother Richard (Rachelle) of Desert Hot Springs, CA.  He is preceded by his parents Robert (June 18, 2017) and Betty (August 8, 2013), and his brother Craig (August 8,2013).
  Memorial donations on Kirk’s behalf may be made to the Ogema Public Library or the Ogema Lions Club. An open house for friends, family and neighbors will be held at their home on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 3 – 7 pm.   A private memorial service for family is planned in the future.

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Hilda Mueller


 

  Hilda Mueller, age 94, of Marshfield, formerly of Abbotsford, moved to Heaven surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan.  Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht will officiate.  Interment will be held in Abbotsford Public Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 12:00 noon until time of service Monday at the church.

  Hilda was born on July 15, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Cora (Scheunemann) Bluhm, Sr. in the Town of March Rapids.  She attended schools in the Town of Eau Pleine.  Hilda worked as a maid in Wausau prior to marriage.  She was united in marriage to Elmer Mueller on September 18, 1940 at St. John’s American Lutheran Church.  He preceded her in death on October 10, 2010.  Together they farmed in the Town of Frankfort.  They retired from farming in 1978 and moved to Abbotsford where she worked as a baker at Kramer's IGA until 1990. 

  Hilda was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan and was active in the Ladies Aid.  She also enjoyed making crafts and gardening. 

  Hilda is survived by her two sons:  Francis (Marilynn) Mueller of Marshfield, Larry "Chip" (Carol) Mueller of Colby; her four daughters: Bernadine (Jim) Kempf of Waupaca, Bonnie (Kenneth) Kloth of Merrill, Beverly (Paul) Comer of Jones, MI and Kristine (Carol) Mueller of Marshfield; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.  She is further survived by one sister, Lorraine Speck of Mississippi; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; her brothers: Henry Jr., Arthur, Otto, Edward, Lawrence and Herbert; her sisters, Esther Smolke and Viola Nening; her granddaughter, Angela Case; her grandson, Billy Mueller and her son-in-law, Ernie Williams.

  Memorials will be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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Kathleen "Kitty" Tomczak


  Kathleen J. "Kitty" Tomczak, age 67, of Owen, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. 

  Kathleen was born August 16, 1949, the daughter of Dean and Adeline (Lentz) Krug in Stanley.  She graduated from Owen-Withee High School.  Kathleen was united in marriage to Michael Tomczak in November of 1967.  She worked for Abby Vans as a driver for 30 years retiring in 2016.

  Kathleen enjoyed bird watching, playing with her dogs, reading and going to the casino.  Most importantly, she cherished her family especially her grandchildren.

  Kathleen is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael of Owen; four children:  Lannie (Beth) of Atwood; Dean (Vickie) of Withee, Duane of Edgar and Tracy Harbaugh of Withee; six grandchildren:  Yukon, Tia, Dylan, Damian, Werner and Maeve.  She is further survived by one sister, Christine (Gary) Fritz of Owen; three brothers: Michael Krug of Westboro, Mark (Melissa) Krug of Greenwood and Ricky (Sandy) Krug of Stratford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   

  She is preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Torrie and her brother, Wayne. 

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Shirle R. Rothamer


 

  Shirle Rose Rothamer, 80, of Medford, town of Little Black resident died Friday, July 21, 2017 at Hospice House in Wausau, Wisconsin surrounded by all six of her children and other loving family members.

  Shirle was born June 19, 1937 in Kennan, Wisconsin to Leo and Cleo Smrstick.  She was the oldest of 6 children, 4 brothers and 1 sister.   She lived in Kennan until 1947, when she moved to Vesper, and attended grade school, and middle school.   In 1950, at the age of 13, she moved to Westboro, where she finished high school and graduated in 1955.  She very much enjoyed school, especially history.

  Shirle met her husband Eugene “Gene” Rothamer, at a dance in Dorchester.  They were married on October 8, 1955 at Assumption of our Lady Church in Chelsea.  They lived in an apt. on Clark Street, in Medford until 1957 when they moved to Reisch’s Farm, in Dorchester where they resided for two years.     In 1959, they moved to Holy Rosary Parish where Gene served as a custodian until 1963, when they bought their first home, a dairy farm in Little Black.  They farmed for 37 years until they sold their dairy herd on July 1, 2000. In addition to dairy farming, Shirle worked at the Ideal Café for many years. 
Shirle was a long time member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and belonged to a homemakers club for years.   She took pride in keeping a beautiful home for her family.  She was very creative and artistic. Her talents included sewing, cake decorating, Artex paints, wall murals and a beautiful plaster wall sculpture of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from her favorite movie, “Gone with the Wind”.  She loved square dancing with Gene and rummage sales. She also had a passion for reading and M&M’s. Their children surprised them with a 25th anniversary celebration at the VFW in Medford in 1980, and a 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 at Molitor’s Steak House where they arrived “in style” in a limo and were greeted by family and friends.  In June, 2017 Shirle celebrated her 80th birthday with a small gathering at the family farm.

  Shirle and Gene enjoyed traveling with their kids. Their vacation travels included:  Washington DC, South Dakota, Canada, Colorado, and Florida (Disney World).
  After nearly 60 years together, Shirle lost her loving husband on September 18, 2015. She was a devoted wife and mother, whose dedication to her family was her greatest purpose in life. She will forever be missed and treasured dearly.
  Shirle is survived by her six children, Judith (the late Russell) Hosler of Owen,  Victoria (Richard) Schaetzl of Athens, Pamela Philipp of Wausau,  Randall (Donna ) Rothamer   of Glen Burnie MD, Ryan (Pam Nelson) Rothamer  of  Medford, Melissa (Terry) Pensteiner of Champlin MN,  15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren , 3 brothers, Leon (Elaine) Smrstick of Arpin,  Gary (Ida)  Smrstick of Arpin,  Gale Smrstick of Arpin, and 1 sister,  Sharon Lieble of Marshfield.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  In addition to her husband, Shirle is preceded in death by   1 grandchild, Chad Rothamer, 1 brother, Kim Smrstick, and 1 son-in-law, Russell Hosler.
  Funeral services for Shirle R Rothamer will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Michael Hayden officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford.  Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home on Monday July 24, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Tuesday July 25 at 10 AM until the time of service 11 AM at the church.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers:  Nicholas and Jacob Pernsteiner, Jacquelyn Schaetzl, Teneille Savka, Matthew Philipp, Amanda Rothamer, Chelsea Rothamer, and Chrystal Schoenborn.  Honorary pallbearers: Jennifer Tagg, Shauna Rothamer, Samantha Pernsteiner, and Shalaya Rothamer.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shirle’s family to be designated at a later date.
  The family of Shirle would like to thank the staff at St Clairs Hospital and Hospice House for their compassion and caring support.
  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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Alfons "Alex" D. Butkus


 

 

ALFONS “ALEX” D. BUTKUS

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: W6372 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:18 PM Tuesday, July 18 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 days under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Father Dennis Meulemans

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1928 in the Township of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 25, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to June Ann Freudenthal

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he hauled milk, did logging work, farmed in the Town of Holway and worked at the Taylor County Highway Department for 30 years until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, ball games, hunting, dancing, his faith, family and friends. He played baseball for the Holway Baseball Team for a number of years.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Medford Knights of Columbus, and was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: June A. Butkus of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Donna) Butkus of Owen, Dave “Crocket” (Penny) Butkus of Owen, Lynn Butkus of Medford, Kris (Robert) Ruf of Elkhorn, Scott (Anne) Butkus of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Helen Strassburger of Curtiss

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Florence Phillips, John, Walter & Joseph Maldonis

 

DECEASED FATHER: Dominic Butkus

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Sophia (Veselefsky) Butkus

 

URNBEARER: Dennis McCarthy

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Bernice "Babe" M. Stellick


 

  Bernice “Babe” M. Stellick, 89, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at her residence.

  Bernice Stellick was born in Medford, Wisconsin on August 26, 1927 to the late Charles and Lena (Gehrig) Stellick. She attended Medford Elementary School and was a 1945 graduate of Medford High School. She furthered her education at U.W. Superior and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1949. She moved to Rib Lake and began her teaching career in 1949 where she stayed until her retirement in 1990. She went back to school in 1971 and received her masters of Science and Teaching.
  Bernice enjoyed being very involved in the Rib Lake community. She was a member of the Rib Lake Lions since 1988 and has been the secretary since joining Rib Lake Community Club, WEA and the NEA, Thursday Evening Women’s Bowling League at Little Bohemia, and Tuesday Evening Women’s Curling Club. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and staying at her cabin on Stone Lake.
  Bernice is survived by a special nephew Gary Hosking of Slinger, WI, and other nieces and nephews and many special friends.
  Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Stellick; one sister, Evelyn Francis and niece Barbara Hosking.
  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday July 22, 2017 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery I in Medford at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Bernice can be given to the Taylor County Humane 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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Foster "Hup" Kalk


  Foster J. “Hup” Kalk, 86, of Rib Lake, passed away Thursday July 13, 2017 at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.
  Foster was born November 11, 1930 in Rib Lake to Charles and Anna (Knop) Kalk. He attended Fawn Valley Grade School and is a 1948 graduate of Rib Lake High School.
  He is survived by 8 Nieces and Nephews. His Parents and siblings precede him in death.
  Foster entered the US Army, and served in the Korean War, and achieved the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged in 1953. He then went on to work in Milwaukee for a period of time before returning to Rib Lake to work on the family farm, and also Weather Shield Windows. He retired in 1985.
  Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 3-5 PM on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel.
  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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Delbert L. Parker


 

  Delbert L. Parker, age 83 of Medford, passed away on July 15, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford after being taken there by ambulance. Delbert was born on September 15, 1933 the son of Ernest and Estel (Kent) Parker. He was born and raised on a farm in Taylor County. He served his country in the United States Army enlisting on December 1, 1953 and received his honorable discharge on November 10, 1955.

  He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. With his sense of humor and writing ability, he entertained his fellow workers with a monthly issue of his shop newspaper. Delbert was also an avid sports fan usually rooting for the underdog.
  Delbert is survived by four sisters and one brother, Ernestine Shields, Leta Faye Reimann, Norma Kennedy, Margreta Westrich and Larry Parker.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Buck.
  Inurnment will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Colby VFW Post #2227.
  A memorial in Delbert’s name is being established at the Medford Memorial Library. The family would like to thank all those who attended and expressed their condolences in any way. Your support was greatly appreciated. 

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Doris A. Hoffman


 

  Doris A. Hoffman, 84, Medford, died Tuesday, July 11 at Dycora Transitional Health, Abbotsford, under the care of Asera Care Hospice.

  Doris Hoffman was born on September 4, 1932 in Medford to the late William and Agnes (Strachota) Armbrust. She attended elementary school at Holy Rosary Catholic School of Medford and high school at St. Mary’s Springs High School of Fond du Lac.
  On November 13, 1952 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, she married Everett Hoffman, who preceded her in death on February 6, 2013. In her free time Doris loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed driving school bus for 30 years and meeting all the young people and working at Kwik Trip.
  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford.
  Doris is survived by ten children: Charles Hoffman of Stanley, Paula (Gene) Varney of Goodyear, AZ., Steve (Cora) Hoffman of Quad Cities, IL., Barb (Tim) Ady of Marshfield, D.J. Hoffman of Rib Lake, William (Kate) Hoffman of Medford, Ray (Holly) Hoffman of Wake Forest, N.C., Mary (Harvey) Rudolph of Medford, Beverly (Mike) Endreas of Spencer and Andrew (Tara) Hoffman of Monks Corner, S.C.; brother: David (Joanne) Armbrust of Medford; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.   

  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph, in 1956; two grandsons, Joseph 1973 and Joseph in 1990; brothers; William Jr., Walter, Jim Robert and John Armbrust.
  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Thursday, July 13 from 5 to 7 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday July 14 at 10 AM until the time of service 11AM at the church. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated 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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Donna J. Glamann


 

  Donna J. Glamann, 86, of Medford joined her sweetie, on their 68th wedding anniversary, on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  She was born on September 17, 1930 to August and Florence (Fruzen) Gorichs. She went to schools in the Westboro and Rib Lake area. On July 9, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey she married Clarence Glamann; he preceded her in death in 2008. She worked as a babysitter until 1975. She then went on to work at Thomas Florist until her retirement.

  In her retirement she enjoyed bingo with her lady friends, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.

  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and held many offices, including superintendent of Sunday school. She was also a lifelong member of Klossner - Dietzler VFW Auxiliary 5729 and a homemakers association in Medford.

  She is survived by three sons, Clarence Jr. (Barb) of Chippewa Falls, Bradley (Jan) of Minneapolis, and Craig (Lynn) of Medford; daughter, Susan (Don) Paul of Neenah; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Shirley Floryance of Milwaukee, Gerald (Barbara) Gorichs of Norwell, Massachusetts, Keith (Kathy) Gorichs of Medford, Jack (Joan) Gorichs of Medford, and Sandy Anderson of Lincoln City, OR.In addition to her parents and husband, Donna is preceded in death by two sons, Bruce in 2007 and David in 2003, granddaughter Amy in 2010, and infant sister Betty.

  A memorial service for Donna will take place on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Brian Mundt officiating; burial will follow at Medford Evergreen II. Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial in Donna’s name may be given to the family for use a later designation.
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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Benjamin R. Gosar


 

 

  BENJAMIN R. GOSAR, age 24, of Rib Lake, WI, passed away at University Hospital, in Madison, WI, on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard, WI.  Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Gregory Gosar, Tony Gosar, Joshua Gosar, Greg Schieber, Brian Schieber and Joseph Maxwell.  Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the church, and again on Friday, from 10am until time of service.

     Benjamin Roy Gosar was born on July 24, 1992 in Marshfield, WI, to Valentine R. and Carol L. (Miller) Gosar.  For most of his childhood he was raised and received his education in the Chili area.  In 2007, he moved to Greenwood, where he graduated from Greenwood High School in 2010.  After high school, Ben enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was discharged after a short time due to a knee injury.  He then worked as a welder, mechanic and in construction building homes.
     Ben had many interests, but especially loved playing basketball, hunting, fishing, and tinkering on cars.
     He will be dearly missed by his father, Val Gosar of Chili;  one brother: Gregory Gosar of Little Chute, WI;  two sisters:  Briahna Miller of Medford, WI, Chayla Dobson of Black River Falls, WI;  his paternal grandmother:  Donna Handke of Greenwood, WI;  many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
     Ben was preceded in death by his mother, Carol, on January 30, 2013.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ben's name.

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Thomas Lee Drost


 

  Thomas “Tom” L. Drost, 82 of Stetsonville, WI died Sunday, July 9 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 13 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville with Rev. Richard Russow officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM that day at the church. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

  Thomas was born October 5, 1934 at Medford, WI, to Jesse & Eleanor (Shultz) Drost. He attended Medford elementary and high schools. He married Joyce Yvonne Handel on October 11, 1952 in Marathon, WI.
  Tom was employed by Weather Shield Mfg., Inc. while residing in Beloit, WI until his retirement in 1997. He was one of their first sales representatives. His territory included southern WI and northern IL. He was successful in his field; earning awards for making and exceeding sales quotas.
  Tom and family lived in Beloit for 52 years. He was an avid sportsman and had a real passion for the outdoors. He could be found most weekends with his family and friends. He enjoyed being at his cabin, the “Timberdoodle”, and was an active member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Grouse Society, and Turkey Federation.
  Tom & Joyce moved back to Stetsonville where they became active members of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church. There he confirmed his faith in the Lord at his adult confirmation. Tom will be remembered by his family and friends for being a hard worker, for his honesty, his dedication to his family, and his love for his dogs.

  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children – Debbie Dorzok, Tomah, WI, James Drost, Bozeman, MT, Lori (Bill) Peters, West Salem, WI, Jeff (Cindy) Drost, Beloit, WI, Dan (Jodi) Drost, Medford, WI; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his sister Jessie Meek of Venice, FL.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim Drost and an infant brother who died at birth.
  Thank you to Hope Hospice for their quality care and support. Thank you also to Pastors James Babler & Richard Russow for their many visits.
  In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions be given to either Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, or Hope Hospice of Medford.

  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Rose Ann Guenther


  Rose Ann Guenther, age 66, of Medford, passed away at Aspirus Care and Rehabilitation in Medford on Saturday, July 8, 2017. 

  A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway.  The Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate.  Interment to follow at church cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 p.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.  

  Rose was born on August 22, 1950, the daughter of Robert and Ruby (Vanderhoof) Birkholz.  She graduated from Prentice High School.  Rose moved to Chicago and lived there for 30 years where she worked at different grocery stores.  She moved to Brookfield for a couple of years before moving to Medford in 2003.  Rose worked at Kwik Trip and retired from Abby Land. 

  Rose was united in marriage to Harvey Guenther on December 1, 2008 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway.  She loved to do jigsaw puzzles and was a fan of John Wayne.

  Rose is survived by her husband, Harvey of Medford; two children: James Elder and Katie Elder, both of Fairview, IA; three grandchildren:  Erik, Megan and Cylas; three siblings:  Richard (Julie) Birkholz of Medford, Ramona (John) Eisner of Rib Lake and Roy (Loretta) Birkholz of Ogema; her mother-in-law, Mary Guenther of Medford and a son-in-law, Jake Janssen.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert; two daughters, Rebecca and Rhonda.

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Frances Rose Angelich


 

  Frances Rose Angelich, age 93, formally of Colby, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate.  Interment to follow at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. and also from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

  Frances was born on September 25, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Meyer) Kunze in Abbotsford.  She is a graduate of Colby High School.  She was united in marriage to Dan Angelich on August 23, 1947. 

  Frances was a welder in Chicago before marriage.  During 1948-1991, she lived in Detroit and worked as a nanny.  In 1991, she moved back to Colby where she loved to volunteer at St. Mary's Catholic School.  She also enjoyed fishing, working on puzzles, and reading books. 

  Frances is survived by her two brothers: Raymond Kunze of Idaho, and Bernard "Buddy" (Beverly) Kunze of Abbotsford; and two sisters-in-law: Verjean Kunze of Abbotsford, and Joanne Kunze of Abbotsford.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan (1978), her son: Joseph "Joe", her siblings: Lawrence Kunze, Gilbert Kunze, Estella "Teda" Sossaman, and Herbert Kunze and Helen Kunze (both in infancy); and her beloved dog "Wolfie".  

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

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Barbara A. Sheller


  Barbara A. Scheller, age 74, of Ogema, WI passed away at her home on July 5, 2017 under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Barbara was born in Rib Lake on August 26, 1942 to Clarence & Mary Banks. She attended Rib Lake Schools and graduated in 1960. On May 5, 1962, she married Philip Scheller in Rib Lake.  They lived in Tomahawk until 1973 when they moved to the Scheller family farm in Spirit. Barbara was a homemaker who devoted her life to raising her children and caring for their home.  She especially enjoyed having her grandchildren spending time at the farm making many memories.

  She was active as a volunteer with the  St. Joseph’s group at St. Mary Church in Tomahawk. She served as an election worker for the town of Spirit and for 16 years she belonged to Tops group #1013 of Rib Lake where she was a great inspiration to all to keep fit.

  Barbara loved to crochet, making Afghans for grandchildren and great grandbabies. She spent the seasons outside working in her flowers, vegetable gardens, and using her push mower to cut their large yard. She also enjoyed feeding and watching all the birds that came to visit year round. Her love a baking was especially seen in the apple deserts she made for grandchildren.

  Barbara is survived by her sons, David (Deb) Scheller, Jody (Nicole) Scheller; Daughters, Jan Plachetka, Christine (Jeffrey) Kislow, Sherrie (Derek) Scheller;   Brother, Ronald (Sally) Banks;   Sisters, Leila Halpin and Nancy (Norm) Hahn. She is further survived by her grandchildren (14), Cassandra, Desiree, Dylan, Damion, Drew, Jamieson,  Brandon, Brittany, Dustin, Max, Ryan, Brooke, Cole and Derek; and great grandchildren(5), Cooper, Carson, Chloe and Corban, Kaden, and one more due in January of 2018.

  She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip just 2 months ago;  a son Scott Philip (1973); parents, Clarence & Mary Banks; her in laws, Max and Bessie Schiller, and son-in-law, Jack B. Kislow.

  The Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Scheller will take place at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk. Fr. Louis Marram Reddy will officiate. Visitation will take place in the church from 10:00AM until the time of service at Noon. Burial will follow at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery. 

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Mark Molitor


 

  Mark Molitor, age 77, of  Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home under the tender care of Hope Hospice.

  A Funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.  Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:30 until time of service on Saturday.   Private burial will be held at a later date.
  Mark is the son of Anton and Kunda (Schupp) Molitor, born on September 14, 1939 in Medford, WI.         Mark was united to Sharon Marcott on November 22, 1958 at Holy Rosary in Medford, WI. 
  Mark worked very hard all of his life, taking a day off was never something he did often. Mark owned his own milk hauling business, "Mark Molitor Milk Hauling."  When he wasn't hauling milk; he enjoyed watching Nascar, woodworking, playing basketball, and mowing lawn.  Mark had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mark was also very devoted to his faith and attended church regularly.  He will greatly be missed by many.
  Mark is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon; six children:  Kathleen (Rick) Grant, Mark (Lisa) Molitor, Jeffrey (Ann) Molitor, Kevin (Lisa) Molitor, Dawn (Todd) Schmidt and Kenneth (Roni) Molitor; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by a sister, Elaine Dowden, a brother: Anton Molitor, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson: Ryan Molitor; a sister: Katherine Kraemer, and two brothers: James and Raymond Molitor. 
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Brian C. Sackmann


 

BRIAN C. SACKMANN

 

AGE: 59

 

ADDRESS: Robin Drive, Medford; A Township of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced on Tuesday, July 4 at his residence in the Town of Deer Creek

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: per his request, there will be no services but there will be a visitation

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Stetsonville Public Cemetery at a later date

 

VISITATION: A Memorial Visitation will take place from 4 – 7 PM on Monday, July 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 9, 1957 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville elementary schools and attended Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: Never married

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked as a farm hand in the Stetsonville area. He also worked at George Mathews & Sons for a period of time. He has worked with Cypher Electric in Medford for 25 plus years until the time of his death. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hobby farming and socializing.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Randy & Rick both of Stetsonville
Sisters – Lennethe Adams & Kathryn (Jeff) Klinger both of Medford, Theresa (Samuel) Zagorski of Gilman
He is further survived by 6 nieces & nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Ronald in 2015

 

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence C. Sackmann

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth F. Baumer

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Brian’s family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Dianne M. Beidel


  Dianne M. Beidel, age 59, of Colby, passed away on July 4, 2017 from lung cancer, surrounded by her loving family at her residence under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.

  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Colby.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. A celebration of life get together will be held at Gini’s 10-K Whine and Dine, W2965 US-10, Granton, WI from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday after the services. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.
  Dianne (nee Pipkorn) Beidel was born on February 5, 1958 the daughter of Eugene and Darlene (Ledger) Pipkorn in Marshfield. She was raised on a farm in Unity, WI. She graduated from Loyal Public High School in 1976. Dianne worked at restaurants, and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in the admitting department. In 1978 she relocated to the Chicago area and spent 8 years working for the American Hotel Register Company. She soaked up the city culture, attending plays, concerts, and sporting events including horse racing at Arlington Park. She attended the College of DuPage. In 1987, she moved back to this area and in May of 1988 she started working for Land O’ Lakes in Spencer and had been there for 29 years. Thank you Land O’ Lakes for the opportunity. In 1988 she met Jeff Beidel (JB) of Spencer and on August 13, 1993 they married in Sturgis, SD during bike week.
  Dianne was well traveled. She loved riding motorcycle, reading, movies, music, swimming, walking and campfires, but most of all she loved to laugh. She was a very good cook and enjoyed feeding people.
  Dianne is survived by her mother: Darlene Pipkorn, husband: Jeff, sisters: Barb (Stephen) Pankratz, Cheryl (Rolf) Johansson, Gini (Dave) Johansson, Laura (Steve) Kauth, Tammy (Kevin) Smith, her mother-in-law: Mary Beidel and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her father: Eugene Pipkorn, 3 brothers: John, Andy, and Brian Pipkorn and both sets of grandparents.
  JB, thank you for taking such good care of her.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Verna Blair


 

  Verna Blair, age ­­­­­91, of Abbotsford passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford surrounded by her loving family.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Abbotsford. Friends and family are welcome 9:30 am on Saturday until the time of the service at the church. Pastor Marcia Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

  Verna was born March 5, 1926 the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Volkmar) Herrmann in the Township of Colby. Verna was united in marriage to Eugene Blair on October 13, 1945. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2017. Together they operated a dairy farm near Riplinger until 1952. A few years later, they bought a farm east of Abbotsford in 1954. 

  Verna enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, cooking, and baking.

  Verna is survived by her five children: Christine (Mike) Gust of Knoxville, TN, Carrol Stano of Oconto,WI, Randolph (Cindy) Blair of Abbotsford, Dudley Blair of Abbotsford, and Douglas (Sara) Blair of Abbotsford.  She has been blessed with 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  She is further survived by a brother: Glen Herrmann of Minocqua; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; a brother Richard Herrmann and a sister, Evelyn Ven Rooy.   

  Verna's family wants to thank the Colby Retirement Community and Dycora Transitional Health for the great care they gave their mom. 

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Stella Pendergast


  Stella Pendergast, 89, of Goodyear, AZ, formerly of Rib Lake, passed away Friday June 30, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ.
  Stella (Bieniek) Pendergast was born in Rib Lake, Wisconsin on June 11, 1928 to Adam and Susan (Kuna) Bieniek. She married William "Bill" Pendergast on November 30, 1946.  Bill and Stella lived in many cities in Wisconsin during their marriage including Rib Lake, Medford, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Knowles, Minocqua, Lilly, and Shawano.  During their retirement years they traveled to Texas to avoid the Wisconsin winters. They spent 63 loving and happy years together until Bill's death in October 2009.  Following the death of Bill, Stella lived in Eagle River and in Goodyear, Arizona.

  Stella was devoted to raising her family of four boys and four girls. Her children include, Dan Pendergast, Judy Pendergast, Kathy Klein, John Pendergast, Mark Pendergast, Carol Nelson, Dave Pendergast  and Kris VanNatta. She also leaves behind a legacy of twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

  Stella is survived by three sisters: Mary DeBruin, Eva Matheus (William), and Katherine Chase. She is preceded in death by one sister: Helen Surek and four brothers: Anton, Adam, John and Frank Bieniek.

  Although she is gone from this world, she will always be in our hearts.

  A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday July 7, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday morning at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 9:00 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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Donald Rodman Sr


 

  Donald Charles Rodman, Sr., 81, of Rib Lake, died Friday June 30, 2017 at Colonial House Nursing Home in Colby.

  Donald was born October 12, 1935 in Athens, WI to Raymond and Matilda (Pecher) Rodman. He married Patricia E. Welch on May 29, 1965 in Pine City, IL. Patricia precedes him in death.
  He is survived by his sons: Donald “Corky” (Kari) Rodman of Rib Lake, Ray Rodman of Westboro, Grandchildren: Colton “Brutus” Tibbets, Samantha and Emily Rodman, Sister: Darlene (Jim) Sodoma of Athens, Nephew: Jimmy (Tiffany Schreiner) of Athens and Niece: Lisa (Jim Judnic) Sodoma of Rib Lake. He is further survived by many cousins.

  Donald served his country in the US Army. He drove in the motor pool and was also a rifleman. He was stationed in Germany.
  Donald drove semi-truck over the road for Weather Shield, and then drove for Timberline Trucking. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He retired in 1985 due to health complications. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling on bus trips to casinos, and chatting with friends at Jim and Gloria’s Drive In.
  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday July 8, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Westboro. Rev. Dr. Bob Giese will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, burial of cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.n lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Donald can be given to First Lutheran Church of Westboro.

  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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Alvin J. Ramm


   

  Alvin “Al” J. Ramm, of Medford, passed away Friday June 30, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
  Al was born July 18, 1947 in Medford to Clarence and Jesse (Porter) Ramm. He is a graduate of Medford Sr. High School. He married Marie Ellen Baumann of August 8, 1970 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.

  He is survived by his Wife Marie, Children: Steve Ramm of Medford, and Laura Ramm of Milwaukee, Grandchildren Dylan and Trevor Ramm of DePere, Siblings: Jerry, Jean Don, Lola, Ray Ramm, and Lucy Hanish, all of Medford, Sister in Law Becky Ramm, and many nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his Parents, Siblings: Joan Koeffer and David Ramm.

  After high school, Al joined the United States Marine Corps and was an electrician on the A-6 and F-4 Aircraft. He served two tours in Vietnam, and also one year in Japan. Al also served as an electrical instructor on the aircraft. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1974.
  Al returned to Medford and drove milk truck, worked for Radio Shack, and also worked in the maintenance departments at Hurd and Weather Shield Window Companies. He retired in 2010.  Al was a member of VFW Post 5729 in Medford, and was a longtime member at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.

  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Rev. Richard Russo will officiate. Burial will follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Military honors will be rendered by the Medford Area Military Rites Team.

  In lieu of flowers, per Al’s request, memorial donations may be given to his family, which will then be given to homeless veterans.
  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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Leanne I. Peterson


 

Leanne Irene Peterson

 

AGE: 81

 

RESIDENCE: Country Gardens in Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Country Gardens, Medford, on June 24, 2017 under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Thursday June 29 at11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Fr. Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Little Black

 

VISITATION: Thursday, June 29 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 3, 1935 in Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville Elementary, Medford High School, St. Joseph’s Nursing School, Marshfield

 

MARRIAGE: October 6, 1959 in Madison to James Peterson, they were later divorced.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Worked as a nurse in Madison, Marshfield, and Medford until marriage. After marriage she worked as a nurse at Memorial Hospital in Medford. She finished her career as a traveling nurse in Oceanside, CA

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Medford Curling Club, Tee Hi Golf Course, and Past President of the Lochettes

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Timothy Peterson of Medford, and Thomas (Becky) Peterson of Des Moines, IA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5   STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: 2   

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6         

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: brothers: Peter and Sam Paulson, sisters: Margret Kyes, Judy Peck, Joan McElligott, Kris (Ron) Zuleger, Jane Paulson, and Cindy Paulson

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Kevin “Whitey” Paulson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Raymond Paulson    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ann White

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial in Leanne’s name may be made to Hope Hospice
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Elaine E. Speck


 

  Elaine Speck, Age 97, of Abbotsford, passed away on June 22, 2017.  She was born on January 18, 1920, in Abbotsford, WI the daughter of Alvin and Meta (Franz) Goldamer.

  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 20, 7 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  Rev. Don Bruce will officiate.  Inurnment will follow at Abbotsford Public Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service, Saturday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Elaine was a lifelong resident of Abbotsford and attended Abbotsford Public Schools, graduating in 1937. She was united in marriage to Howard M. Speck on October 16, 1941, in Belvidere, IL. She then left the area with him during the time he served in the military in Oklahoma.

  She was employed for many years, as a book-keeper at the Colby Clinic, while Doctors Koch, Hansen and Pfefferkorn were physicians there. Elaine made lasting friendships during those years with fellow employees, and with patients who visited the clinic.

  Elaine was a member of Christ Lutheran Church her entire life, the Priscilla Guild, American Legion Auxiliary, the Library Club and card clubs. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, making quilts and afghans for nieces, nephews, and friends. Elaine loved to cook and bake, and would share her “goodies” with others. 

  Elaine is survived by her brother, Robert (Arletta) Goldamer of Abbotsford, ten nieces and nephews and other relatives and Brian and Andi, who was “special” to her.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Howard; and two sisters: Ardyce Cornelius and Audrey Christensen.

  Online condolences can be made at maurinaschilling.com

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Ardella Dohrwardt


 

  Ardella M. Dohrwardt, 73, of Medford, passed away Friday June 23, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. She was born on September 2, 1943 to Henry and Bertha (Barkow) Dassow, they precede her in death. She married Herman C. Dohrwardt, Jr. at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 5, 1963. Herman precedes her in death.

  Ardella worked most of her life as a homemaker. In her spare time she enjoyed shooting pool, going to the casino, and playing cards and bingo.
 She is 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.       She is also survived by her siblings, Harold (Mary Ann) Dassow Sr., Arnold Dassow, Darlene Drager all of Medford and sister-in-law Janice Dassow of Medford
  In addition to her parents and husband, Ardella is preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph, Donald, Hilbert Sr., Henry, Clarence, Robert and Alvin Sr. Dassow, and Elaine Gumz.
  Per Ardella’s 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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John F. Czahor


John F. Czahor, age 63 of Gilman, died on Wed., June 21, 2017. 

 

  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues., June 27th at 11:00 AM at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman.  Burial to follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Mon., June 26th from 4-8 PM with a 7:30 PM Rosary Service at the Gilman Funeral Home; and again on Tues., from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the funeral home

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Damien M. Sweet


 

  Damien Mack Sweet, 2 months, of Medford passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 at his home.

Damien was born on April 10, 2017 in Marshfield, WI to Jesse Sweet and Susan Lemke.
  He is survived by his Parents, Siblings: Rodney Bruce of Wisconsin Rapids, Madison and Cayman Sweet of Nekoosa and Jesse Sweet of Medford, Taylor Lemke of Vancouver, WA and Corbin Lemke of Stanley, Grandparents: Rick and Debbie Sweet of Wisconsin Rapids, Kelly Sherman Strangefelt of Medford, Scott and Chris Lemke of Herbster, Great Grandmother: Julia Westrich of Medford, Aunts and Uncles: Amber and Troy Hamm, Brett, Maddox and Jeremiah, Julian Pester, Julia and Jennifer Pester, all of Medford, T.J. Rodgers of Herbster, Steven and Jennah Prior of Marshfield, Joe and Jill Sweet of Tony, Jake Sweet of Minneapolis, MN, Honored Aunt Danielle Stiel of Medford, and many other cousins.
  Damien was a blessing and joy to his family and friends. He touched the lives of many and will be truly missed by everyone.
  Damien is preceded in death by several Grandparents.
  A Celebration of life will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, on Thursday June 22, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.
  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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Norma Gaab-Molitor


 

  Norma E. Gaab-Molitor, 87, of Medford, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20th at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, WI.

  Norma was born in Medford, WI on June 18, 1930 to Henry and Catherine (Stauner) Brost. She married James J. Gaab on June 15th, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and they celebrated 56 years of marriage before his passing in 2007.
  Norma and family moved to Wausau, WI in 1956, where she was a bookkeeper for her husband at Mobil Oil Co. She also worked part time as a telephone secretary and printers assistant for the Business Service Center and part time at Dr. George Andrews medical office.
  In 1984, she founded the consignment store Nice As New. She spent her winters in Sun City, AZ where she was employed at Sun City Youngtown Printers and Valley Medical Answering Service. She moved back to Wausau full time in 1998 where she continued to work as a telephone secretary for Presto Call until her retirement in 2007.
  Norma was a fervent reader and enjoyed writing short stories for her family, remodeling their houses and traveling the USA and Europe. Norma was very active at the church, school and community organizations.   She was a long-term poll worker and volunteer at Wausau Hospital and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. She enjoyed every type of animal, especially her cats and Bob’s dog, Tiffi.
  Norma moved to Medford, WI in 2008 where she married her childhood friend Robert “Bob” Molitor in June of 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.
  She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Molitor of Medford; Children: Mary Gaab of Wausau and Daniel (Lori) Gaab of Galena, IL; Grandchildren: Michael Hoffman, Mike and Dan Fuller, Nick, Tiffany, Brad and Kendra Gaab; Several Great-grandchildren; Brothers: Barney Brost of Denver, CO and S. Ray (Meta) Brost of Clarksville, IL; Sister: Marilyn (Arthur) Fliss of West Bend; Stepchildren: Mike and Micky Molitor both of Medford and 2 step-greatgrandchildren.

  In addition to her first husband and parents Norma was preceded in death by her Children: Kathy Gaab Hoffman and Joseph Gaab; Daughter In-Law: Nellie Gaab; Sisters: Anita Gassen, Virginia Mary Brost and Lenore Palmer-Marks; Brother: JP Brost.
  A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon, Monday June 26th, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 AM until the time of mass at 12 noon. Future burial of her cremated remains will be at the Cremation Garden of Rest, Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.
  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norma’s name can be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society, Medford.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Dennis C. Peterson


 

  Dennis C. Peterson, 78, of Antigo, passed away Sunday June 18, 2017 at Aspirus Langlade Hospital Emergency Room.

  Dennis was born June 21, 1938 in Medford, WI to Claude and Mildred (Wyss) Peterson. He was a graduate of Medford Sr. High School. Dennis married Betty Sue Peterson on November 26, 1979 in Menomonie, MI.
  He is survived by his Wife, Children: Joe (Barb) Peterson of Mosinee, Denise (Dave) Haley of Georgia, Jeff Peterson of Antigo, John (Barbara) Peterson Seguin, TX, Steve (Ron) Farrar of Chicago, IL, Keith (Bonnie) Farrar of Mississippi, Brother Lee Peterson of DeForest, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Dennis is preceded in death by his Parents, Son Paul Peterson, Peterson, Brother Kent Peterson and Infant Sister Donna Peterson.
  Dennis served his country with the U.S. Army Guard.
  Dennis drove semi over the road, starting his career with his father under C.C. Peterson Trucking. He then went onto drive for Mortson Brothers Trucking, Mach Farms, Krieger Metal and last drove as an Owner / Operator for Packerland Trucking. He retired in 2010. Dennis was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football, baseball and golf. He enjoyed socializing over cocktails and traveling to the casino.
  Cremation rites have been accorded, a graveside service and military honors will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday June 24, 2017 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I in Medford.
  Memorial donations in honor of Dennis can be given to his 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Jerry H. Schultz


 

  Jerry H. Schultz, age 73, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester.  The Rev. Doris Ruben will officiate.  Military Honors provided by the Dorchester American Legion Post #517.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.  Serving as urn bearers are his children, Darlene, Gail, Kevin and Henry.

  Jerry was born on September 27, 1943, the son of Harold and Hilda (Neuhaus) Schultz in Abbotsford.  He attended Pichard School and joined the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany.  Jerry was united in marriage to Judy Winchell on November 15, 1969 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. 

  Jerry worked for Albrecht Cheese Factory for many years.  In 1972, he took over the family farm until 1994.  Jerry then worked for Northwest Hardwoods in Dorchester, retiring in 2010.  He enjoyed polka music, scratching off lottery tickets, joking around, watching westerns and older game shows, NASCAR and playing bingo.  Most importantly, Jerry cherished his family.

  Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy of Abbotsford; two daughters, Darlene (Tory) Lehman of Manitowoc and Gail (Mark) Chmielowiec of Rib Lake; two sons, Kevin (Vicky) of Stetsonville and Henry of Abbotsford and nine grandchildren.  He is further survived by a brother, Allen Schultz of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Sue Zimmer of Poniatowski and Donna (Darwin) Nelson of Genoa City; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janet and a brother, Tom.

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