WKEB Obituaries Blog

Larry G. Gaddis


  Larry G. Gaddis, age 84, of Withee, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home under the tender care of hospice. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Riverside Cemetery, Withee . Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with arrangements.


  Larry was born on August 23, 1934, the son of Frank A. and Lavina (Lenig) Gaddis, in Des Moines Iowa. He graduated from Curlew High School in 1953. On June 19, 1955, Larry married Helen Louise Rigby in Laurens, Iowa. Larry farmed with his father until 1959 when the family moved to Withee to farm. He farmed there with his nephew; David and grandson; Blake until the time of his death.                      .

  Larry enjoyed traveling, camping, going to the casino’s and winters in Texas with close friends; Eldon and Carol Hurley from Iowa. He especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren. Most importantly, Larry cherished his family.


  Larry leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Helen of Withee; children; Linda Kraemer of Marshfield, Carol (Garry) Rasmussen of Marshfield and Steven (Berta) Gaddis of Seymour, MO, grandchildren; Aaron, Blake, Victor, Carlos, Karen, Tony, Allen, Stacy and Aaron, 9 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister-in-law; Betty Gaddis of Bonfield, IL, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Frank and Art Gaddis and a sister-in-law; Muriel Gaddis.


  Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com

Paul Roy Griswold


  Paul Roy Griswold, 81, of Kingsport, TN; a former Medford area resident, passed away on Wednesday, June 19th in the town of Greenwood while visiting family.

  His greatest gifts were showing love and encouragement to everyone he came in contact with. He loved being together with his family and friends. Second only to his lifelong commitment to the Lord Jesus was his total devotion to loving his family well. His life was most fulfilled through his holy calling as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He never met a stranger and has helped countless people find their way to Christ. His light here on earth will be so missed. 
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelvie, his parents: Oren and Addie Elizabeth Griswold, brothers, Warren and Lyman, sisters, Margie and Celia, and daughter-in-law Donna (Steven) Griswold.
  Survivors include: two sons, Steven (Samantha) Griswold of Mooresburg, TN, and Daniel (Debbie) Griswold of Kingsport, TN; five grandchildren, Amy (Jacob) Brecheisen of Wisconsin, Steven Jr. (Kassadee) Griswold of Chandler, AZ, Jenna and Jacob Griswold of Kingsport, TN, and Violet of Mooresburg, TN. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, his sister, Mary (Peter) Milosevich of Watertown, WI, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gene (Sandy) Rizzi of Rib Lake, WI, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
  A Celebration of Life service will be held at Woodland Community Church, Westboro, WI on June 29, 2019 at 11am with Rev. Paul Woods officiating. A memorial service will also be held at Celebration Church, Blountville, TN and is set for July 6th at 2pm. 
  Paul’s wishes were to be cremated and interment of his cremated remains will take place at 9 AM on Saturday, June 29 at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Thomas J. Seidl


Thomas J. Seidl 


AGE:  81


ADDRESS:  138 S Washington Ave. Medford, WI 54451


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, June 21, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church


OFFICIATING:  Father Phil Juza


INTERMENT:     Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery


VISITATION:  Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 23, 1937 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and a 1955 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: Never Married


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Tom spent the majority of his career working at the Medford Cooperative grocery store. He served in the Army during the Berlin Crisis, when the Berlin Wall was erected. He was stationed in Alabama as a member of the Army Chemical Corp starting on January 6, 1961 and was discharged December 20, 1962. He left two months after the Cuban Missile Crisis and served in the 84th Reserve in Wausau. He was also on member of the Medford National Guard for 4 years. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Minute Man statue, and a plaque for Outstanding Support of the Wisconsin National Guard. Tom volunteered in numerous capacities at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School for many years. He enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles.


MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING RELATIVES: Sister: Betty Seidl of Medford; brother, Richard (Dorothy) Seidl of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Connie Seidl of Wausau. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 sisters, Lucille Meyer and Dorothy Rodehaver; 5 brothers, Joseph, Jerome, Arthur, James, and Ralph Seidl


DECEASED FATHER:   Joseph F. Seidl   


DECEASED MOTHER:  Louise A. (Frenzel) Seidl


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Tom’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family. 


Roy Jaslowski


  Roy George Jaslowski, 93, of Medford passed away on June 21 at Our House of Medford where he had been a resident since May of 2017.  

  His funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 am at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Holway with Pastor Amy Heinz officiating.  Burial will follow at the Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Naomi Jaslowski, Christopher Brost, Kurt Staab, Brett Weber, Mel Schmucker and Bob Lange.  Visitation will be at Our Saviour’s from 10:00 am until time of the service. Military Honors will be rendered by the Medford Area Military Rites Team.


  Roy was fondly known as the “Candy Man.”  When most people were thinking about retirement, Roy went to work pumping gas in Medford where he gave thousands of Werther’s Original candies to patrons and their children.   


  Roy was born September 4, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Bernice Jaslowski.  When he was 3 years old the family moved to Medford where his father ran a one-pump gas station and farmed west of Medford on Highway 64.   Roy attended grade school and his first two years of high school in Medford before the family moved back to Chicago. Roy’s mother was in ill health and wanted to be closer to her family in Chicago.  Roy graduated from Crane Technical High School, Chicago, before being drafted in the Navy.   After serving in the Navy during WWII, he returned to Chicago and worked at Western Electric as a draftsman for six years before returning to Medford where he met and married Mabel Christophersen.


  Roy bought the farm his wife grew up on in the town of Hammel. Together they farmed until her death in 1971 of cancer.  They had four children:  Frank, Carol (Lekies), Peter and Mary (Dall).  In his spare time, he enjoyed fly fishing.


  In addition to farming, Roy served on the board of directors for the Medford Cooperative, Taylor Electric Cooperative, The Dairyland Power Board, ASCS, and Our Saviour’s Church Council. In 2009 Roy received the employee excellence award from the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce.


  In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife Mabel, his sister Annette, and daughter Mary. He is survived by his children, Frank, Carol (Gordon) Lekies, and Peter.  Surviving grandchildren include Joshua Jaslowski, Dr. Angela Brost D.D.S., Christopher Brost, Amy Brost and 8 great grandchildren.


  In leu of flowers at Roy’s request, memorials should designated to either Our Saviour’s Lutheran Chruch of Holway or Hope Hospice in his name. 


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

Fumiko O. Ziehlke




AGE: 93

ADDRESS: City of Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, March 31 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 15 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 15, 1926 at Kuraray, Japan

EDUCATION: Japan Catholic elementary and high schools

MARRIAGE: May 12, 1954 at Kove, Japan to Henry W. Ziehlke Jr. and he preceded her in death June 6, 1990

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as an accountant in a ship building business. After the end of WW II she worked as a bilingual interpreter. After marriage, she moved to the Town of Little Black in 1955 and worked the Ziehlke family farm with her husband until retirement in 1985. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, gardening & spending time with her grandchildren.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joan Ziehlke of Fayetteville, NC, Carl (Brenda) Ziehlke of Menomonie, WI, Edward Ziehlke of Owen, Jim Ziehlke of Medford, Ronald (Sandy) Ziehlke of Coppers Cove, Texas




DECEASED FATHER: Kyuhichi Kanda DECEASED MOTHER: Chiyo (Ogino) Kanda

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to any Hospice organization of their choice
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Ervin "Erv" Ulrich, Sr


  Ervin "Erv" R. Ulrich, Sr., 41, of Medford, died Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday June 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Wipf officiating. Burial will follow at The Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 PM, Monday Night June 17, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel and will continue at First Baptist Church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
  Erv was born May 18, 1978 in Madison, WI to Rodger and Eileen (Niggemann) Ulrich. He is a 1996 Graduate of Medford Sr. High, and earned several Associates Degrees. He married Laura Schlais on December 4, 2004 in Medford. Laura survives.
  He is further survived by his Children: Desirae Schlais of Medford, EmmaRae Schlais of Wausau, Ervin Jr., Lily and Isaac all of Medford, Parents: Rodger and Eileen Ulrich of Medford, Siblings: Lon (Cindy) Ulrich of Medford, Tim (Cathy) Ulrich of Racine, Lisa (Charles) Radtke, Karen (Tracy) Shook and Matt (Cassy) Ulrich all of Medford, In Laws: Leonard (Pat) Schlais of Medford and Karen Schlais of Athens, Brother in Law: Lee (Jessica) Schlais of Eau Claire, Sister in Law: Linda Whittenberger of Athens, many nieces and nephews, and will be missed by many friends.
  Erv is preceded in death by his Grandparents, and beloved Beagle "Boomer."
  Erv worked as a machinist, using his talents for many businesses throughout North Central Wisconsin. He was most currently working for Jarp Industries in Wausau.
  He enjoyed all things outdoors, especially camping, hunting, fishing, and 4 wheeling. He could fix anything, and always had a project going on. He attended First Baptist Church in Medford.
  Erv will be remembered as a hardworking man that loved his family and cherished his time spent with them. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Erv can be given to his family, with 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

Gail Louise Meyer


  Gail Louise Meyer passed away at her home shortly after midnight on Thursday, June 13, 2019 after a 7 year battle with cancer.  She is at peace now, but will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

  Gail was born on September 8, 1965, the youngest daughter of Mark and Delores (Schreiner) Schmitt, in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  She attended 8 grades at St Mary’s School, graduated from Colby High School and earned a one year degree from North Central Tech. She married Dean Meyer on July 16, 1994 at St Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.

  Gail worked several years at Tombstone Pizza in Accounts Payable, until that department was outsourced.  She later worked at Marathon Cheese until she had to leave due to health issues.

  Gail was an inspiration to a lot of other cancer victims.  From the time she was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, she told everyone she didn’t want any pity; she was going to fight this disease with everything she had.  She went out of her way to comfort other people and helped to organize many fund raisers to assist them with their medical bills.

  Gail loved to go camping and hunting, cheering on the Packers, sitting around a campfire with family and friends, growing and arranging flowers, cooking special recipes, doing glass etching and wood burning.  She loved getting together with her friends and having a good time. She vowed to live life to the fullest, and that’s what she did as long as she was able to.  She had a bucket list of things she wanted to do and places she wanted to see with her family; most of which she accomplished before God called her home.

  Gail is survived by her husband Dean, her daughter Samantha Meyer, Medford, sons Joseph Rudolph, Medford and Steven Augustiniac, Hartford, her mother Delores, Colby,  brothers Jeffrey (Linda) Schmitt, Greenwood & James Schmitt, Colby, sisters Kimberly (Gene) Hull, Joliet, Mont, Linette Hastie, Ankeny, Iowa, Laurie Aichele (Charlie Kuehn), Fall Creek, Pamela Reynolds, Colby, her sister-in-law Cheryl Meyer, Dorchester, brothers in law Terry Meyer, Sheboygan, Doug (Cathy) Meyer, Dorchester, Kevin (Shelby) Meyer, Medford, Jay (Chris) Meyer, Lublin, Rick Rinehart, Dorchester and 6 grandchildren.

  Gail was preceded in death by her father Mark, her sister Gwen, father & mother-in-law Roy & Marilyn Meyer, sister-in-law Denise Rinehart and brothers-in-law Brian Meyer, Conrad Aichele and Doug Hastie.

  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.   Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

  Gail’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses from Hope Hospice for the excellent care they gave her in her last days.

Harvey E. Olson


  Harvey E. Olson, age 91, of Abbotsford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home under the tender care hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate. Military Honors provided by Colby VFW Post #2227 will follow the service. Visitation will occur at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, until time of service. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements.


  Harvey was born on October 19, 1927, the son of Harry and Mary (Zahorka) Olson, in Abbotsford. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1945.  He enlisted and served in the United States Army.  On April 17, 1948, Harvey married Pearl Foss.  They recently celebrated 71 years of marriage.


  Harvey was a cheese maker, then worked for Biron Paper in Wisconsin Rapids for 13 years, and lastly worked for Land O’Lakes in Spencer for over 20 years.

  Harvey enjoyed tending his vegetable garden , fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their events and other activities. Most importantly, Harvey cherished his family.


  Harvey leaves behind his wife, Pearl of Abbotsford; five children: Richard (Ruth) of CF, DuWayne (Barb) of Abbotsford, Barb (Jim) Stuttgen of Stratford, Diane (Kevin) Harris of Neillsville and Michael (June) of Abbotsford; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Foss of Marshfield; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth; his sister, Mildred Hanson and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com




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