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AGE: 84


ADDRESS: N 3718 Hall Drive, Medford, WI 54451


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Unit 2 of Aspirus Care and Rehab, Sunday February 7, 2016 at 1:50 PM.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.


VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 28, 1932 in Flint, Michigan.


EDUCATION: High School Graduate of Medford Senior High.


MARRIAGE: Married Alvin W. Liske, on October 4, 1952 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Before her marriage, she worked for The Farmers Union. Alvin and Edna owned a dairy farm in Medford, and she enjoyed helping out on the farm very much. Alvin and Edna planted over ¼ of a million trees. She also worked at the Medford CO-OP and K-Mart. Edna enjoyed shopping, traveling to different destinations around the United States, square dancing, and feeding the different wild life such as bear, deer and fish on the family farm. She loved her family, and especially her grandchildren. She loved all children, and treated them like they were her own.


MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies of Immanuel




SURVIVING CHILDREN: Don (Sandy) Liske of Medford, Mark Liske of Duluth, MN


DAUGHTER DECEASED: Shirley A. Pernsteiner




SURVIVING SISTER: Elsie (Leonard) Splett of Barron, WI


BROTHER DECEASED: 1 Infant Brother




DECEASED MOTHER: Lydia (Schoenborn) Miller

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial donations in honor of Edna, may be given to the family, for designation at a later date.
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Sharon "Sherry" M. Selvig, age 63, of Owen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee.  The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

  Sherry was born on May 11, 1952, the daughter of Alonzo and Marian (Sandve) Peer in Cumberland, WI.  She graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1970.  Sherry was united in marriage to Allan "Hebrew" Selvig on December 22, 1973 in St. Croix Falls.  She worked as a cook for Wayne's Cafe in Amery and Suzannes Restaurant in New Richmond. 

  Sherry enjoyed gardening, flowers, bowling at the Club 53, and baking. She especially enjoyed baking "goodies" for her grandchildren.  She loved and cherished her family. She was a member of the Lublin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 547.

  Sherry is survived by her husband, Hebrew of Withee; her daughter, Leacia (Brian) Ackerman of Owen; four grandchildren:  Marcus, Cheryl, Elliot and Payton.  She is further survived by two brothers and one sister:  Gary (Susette) Peer of Centuria, Mary (Keven) Cassellius of St. Croix Falls and Terry (Diane) Peer of Dresser; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents.

  In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be given to donor's choice.




Jerome "Jerry" Henry Ludwig, age 86, of Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Abbotsford.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.  Father Charles Hiebl will officiate.  Military Honors provided by the Dorchester American Legion Post #517.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church. 

  Jerry was born on January 21, 1930, to Fred and Margaret (Hurth) Ludwig in the town of Little Black in Taylor County.  He was the oldest of 12 children.  He attended Liberty and Lawndale grade schools, and Medford and Dorchester High Schools, graduating from Dorchester in 1947.  Following high school,   Jerry enlisted in the Air Force and served for a couple of years.  In 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Dora Genrich.  Dora passed away on April 4, 1983, after a four year battle with cancer.  On August 9, 1986, he married Helen (Peissig) Gebert, and she survives.

  Jerry was a hard working, kind, and considerate man, with a quick wit.  He enjoyed many sports and had always been very active in them, either playing or coaching.  He was an avid Cubs fan for as long as he could remember, until just a few years ago, when he started to cheer for the Brewers.  He followed the WI Badgers football and basketball teams religiously.  He managed the Dorchester Baseball team in the early 60's, and also some softball teams in the 80's and 90's.  Jerry liked kids, and liked giving them opportunities.  He started a youth basketball program and headed up a Cub Scout and Boy Scout program to help give the kids something to do and learn.  He was an excellent bowler, bowling until the age of 81, and bowling a 600 series at the age of 80!  He threw horseshoes in a league for many years, and had some stakes in his back yard that saw plenty of action between him and his sons and grandkids!  Jerry loved to fish and hunt. Up until just a few years ago, he had not missed a hunting season at “The Cabin” in the last 60 years.  He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada as well.  One last favorite pastime of Jerry's  was playing cards.  Sheepshead and Scat were his favorites.  And if you played a hand with Jerry, you knew you better keep track of your cards, because he most certainly would, and would be able to tell you what your last card was.

  Jerry was a member of the Dorchester Village board, Drochester Park Board, and volunteer fireman for many years. He worked in Milwaukee at Harnischfager's for a number of years before moving back to Dorchester in 1959 and getting a job at Meyer Lumber Co.  He retired from Meyer's after 40 years.

  Jerry loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed having them together for summer cookouts, where he would do the barbecuing. 

  Jerry is survived by his wife, Helen, and four children, Terry (Dianne) Ludwig and Connie (Steve) Etten of Dorchester,  Tim (Diane) Ludwig of Stetsonville, and Brad (Sherri) Ludwig of Mosinee.  He had 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by 3 brothers, Duane(Connie)Ludwig Dale (Kay) Ludwig, and Bob (Nancy) Ludwig, and 6 sisters, Joanne (Earl) Emmerich, Norma (Al) Meier, Marlene (Darrel) Hermans, Loretta (Pat) Kranz, Germaine Imler,and Sandy (Dave) Bruesewitz.  Also surviving are Helen's eight children: Karla (Jim) Rapalje of Benson, NC, Julie (Sam) Minico, Kelly (Beth) Gebert, Jayne Schwantes, and Jean (Tim) Powell all of Westerville, OH, Kristin (Rick) of Sonoma, CA, Joan (Gary) Geisler of Fredericksburg, VA and Kurt (Gayle) Gebert of Suamico,  her 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

  Jerry was predeceased by his first wife, Dora, his father and mother, and two brothers, Merlin and Glen.  



Ernest C. "Ernie" Gay, age 85, of Waupaca, formally of Owen,  passed away on February 2, 2016 at the Bethany Home in Waupaca.

  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.  Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate.   Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. 
  Ernest was born in Withee, WI on May 28, 1930 to Thaddeus and Helen (Kargol) Gay. Ernest married Marilyn Peterson on June 13, 1953 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth, WI.  Together they had four children: one daughter, Rosalyn Fatheree of Alpharetta, GA; and three sons: David (Laurie) Gay of Hayward, Steven (Jean) Gay of Altoona, and Robert (Jayne) Gay of Waupaca.

  Ernest attended Owen-Withee High School, UW River Falls, and obtained a law degree from UW Madison in 1956.  He opened a law office in Owen in 1956 and practiced law there until his retirement in 1997.  After retirement, he and Marilyn moved to Tomahawk, where Ernest was a part time realtor at Town and Country Realty.

  Ernest served for 15 years on the Owen-Withee School Board and served on the Holy Rosary  School board.  He was elected to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards as a director and president.  Ernest liked being part of many organizations and enjoyed visiting with people.  He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and hunting.  His greatest asset was his sense of humor.    

  Ernest is survived by his wife of 62 years: Marilyn; 4 children: Rosalyn, David, Steven, and Robert; 12 grandchildren: Jack Schneider, Adam(Jessica) Schneider, Katherine Fatheree, Keith (Kristi) Gay, Kraig (Elizabeth) Gay, Kristin (Jesse) Cain, Ryan (Natasha) Gay, Jenny Gay, Jestin Gay, Aaron (Sarah) Gay, Erik Gay, and Brandon Gay (fiancee', Devin); and 12 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two brothers: Ervin (Judy) Gay of Madison, and Ted Gay, Jr. of New Sharon, Maine; and two sisters: Darlene Braun of Palm Desert, CA and Shirley Gay of Hartland, WI.   




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