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Donald E. Bartelt




AGE: 82


ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Town of Greenwood resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:45 PM Thursday, April 17 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 14 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood


OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich


INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Greenwood


VISITATION: 4-7 PM Monday, April 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1931 at the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County


EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Town of Greenwood


MARRIAGE: October 11, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Elaine A. Frahmann and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood all his life until retirement in 1997. While farming, he also worked as a truck driver for the Eggert Company, worked at the Medford Co-op Creamery, owned/operated school busses for the Rib Lake School District, sold & installed Berg barn equipment and owned/operated a gravel & excavating business. He also served as Supervisor & Chairman for the Township of Greenwood. He enjoyed playing cards, camping and spending time with family & friends.


MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood where he also served on the cemetery board and was President & Treasurer on the church council for periods of time.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine A. Bartelt of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Duane) Brahmer of Medford, Kathy (Randy) Dassow of Rib Lake, Linda (David) Zettler of Athens, David “Okey” (Linda) Bartelt of Medford, Donald “Chip” (Jeanine) Bartelt of Medford


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Loren Bartelt in February of 1971




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Melvin Bartelt of Sussex, Harold Bartelt of Medford, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Rib Lake, Bernard (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin, Darlene Gordon of Abbotsford
Brother-in-law: John Klimeck of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ethel Klimeck & Phyllis Bartelt in infancy
Sisters-in-law: Mary & Francis Bartelt




DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Klein) Bartelt


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Justin & Jason Dassow, Travis Zettler, Michael, Dustin, Devin & Damin Bartelt


OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit 

Betty Lou Hinz


Betty Lou Hinz, 53 of Black River Falls, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls. A memorial service will be held at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held on
Saturday at the Funeral Home from 10:00 AM till the time of service.

Betty was born on July 16, 1960 to Clarence and Lillian (Sundermeyer) Hinz in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She received her early education in Luverne, Iowa, before moving to Abbotsford, where she was a 1979 graduate of Abbotsford High School. After high school she worked at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield in the kitchen and the laundry departments.


Betty married Peter Newmann and they were blessed with four children, they later divorced. She loved to be a homemaker and helping at various restaurants. Betty enjoyed karaoke, horse riding, gardening, tending her flowers and jigsaw puzzles.


Betty is lovingly survived by her four children; Tammy (David) Mendoza of Neillsville, Heather (Joseph Brummeyer) Newmann of Willard, Scott Newmann of Greenwood and Julie Newmann of Sparta, 8 grandchildren; Caleb Hebert, Izryel Saul Mendoza, Effrain Martin Mendoza, Diego Julian Mendoza, Moyseis Ivan Mendoza, Jacob Brummeyer, Benjamin Brummeyer and Giovani Leonardo Mendoza, sister; Louise (Tom) Bobbe of Dorchester, brothers; Leonard Hinz of Colby and David Hinz of Unity.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Clarence and Lillian Hinz.


The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to
www.maurinaschilling funeral

Richard "Dick" G. Kilty




AGE: 75


ADDRESS: N1010 County Road M, Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Ogema resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:12 AM Tuesday, April 15 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Colby where he had resided for the past 5 weeks


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 19 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema


OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Robert Giese


INTERMENT: Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, WI


VISITATION: First Lutheran Church, Ogema from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 19


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1938 at Unity, WI


EDUCATION: Unity Grade School, and was a 1956 graduate of Colby High School


MARRIAGE: October 22, 1960 at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby to Patricia A. Johnson and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from 1956 to 1959. After the service, he hauled milk, worked construction for various companies and was a self-employed concrete contractor while residing in Colby. He also worked part time for Harmony Co-op for a period of time. He retired in 1999 and moved to the Town of Ogema. He enjoyed reading, gardening, watching sports, especially the Brewers, Packers, St. Louis Cardinals and local High School teams, visiting with family and friends.


MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Patricia “Pat” Kilty of Ogema


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Roger (Judy) Kilty of Marshfield, Ronald “Whitey” (Maggie) Kilty of Wisconsin Rapids, Randall “Corky” (Jean) Kilty of Ogema, Kay (DuWayne) Sheets of Colby

Brother-in-law: Lyle Johnson of Muskego; Sisters-in-law: Janet Abbott of Wisconsin Rapids & Donna Johnson of New Berlin


DECEASED FATHER: Glen William Kilty DECEASED MOTHER: Lorraine (Zulke) Kilty


PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Mike McCarron, Jason Evert, Ryan Bernt, Dave Henthorn, Rick Dering, Chuck Lukes, Bill & Bob Jeske; Active – Ken Nelson, Brian Kilty, Jacob Evert, Greg Barr, Scott Raab, Don Kraus


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by several nieces & nephews
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation

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Sigfrid E. "Sig" Borgeson


SIGFRID E. "SIG" BORGESON, age 90, of Withee, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 13, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery in Withee, with Rev. Tom Myhre officiating. There will be a visitation held at Thorp Funeral Home, on Thursday, from 10am until noon.


  Sigfrid Eskil Borgeson was born on June 24, 1923 in the Town of Hixon, rural Withee, WI, the son on Rudolph and Jenny (Borgeson) Borgeson. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Withee area, graduating from Withee High School in 1941. After completing his education, Sig purchased a milk route in 1945, which he operated for 40 years, and in 1946, took over the operation of his family farm. After selling his milk route, he continued to drive for the new owner for several years. After retiring from driving completely, he held various jobs, but mainly worked as a janitor for the Midelfort Clinic in Chippewa Falls for 20 years. He was never an idle man, always working and puttering with something. In his later years, Sig was an avid reader.

  He will be dearly missed by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne, of Withee; two children: Sidney (Marilyn) Borgeson of Withee; Jacalyn (Tom) Reinke of Withee; four grandchildren: Mathew Borgeson, Corrie (Matt) Bottlemy, Eric (Jenny) Borgeson, David (Samantha) Borgeson; three great grandchildren: Darryn and Grayce Bottlemy, and Morgen Borgeson; one sister: Elsie (Bill) Johnson of Minneapolis, MN; one brother: Raymond (Fay) Borgeson of Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerome V. Grant




AGE: 101


ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford, City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:00 A.M. Sunday, April 13 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 4 ½ years.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 14, 1913 in the Township of Little Black


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford


MARRIAGE: May 6, 1939 in Medford to Irene M. Kleiber and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1984


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jerome worked for the Heil Company in Milwaukee for a period of time until moving to Crivitz where he worked in the CCC Camps. He then moved to the Medford area where he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Little Black. Jerome also worked at the Medford Co-op Feed Mill and then the Sturdy Craft Co. which then was bought out by Marathon Cheese Company until his retirement at the age of 66. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry work and traveling. Jerome also enjoyed watching the Packers, the Brewers, Lawrence Welk and westerns.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
Past member: Knights of Columbus of the Holy Rosary Parish


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Ilene) Grant of Medford, Elizabeth (Gerald) Stuessy of Medford, Robert (Linda) Grant of Franklin, Bernadette (Ronald) Oberley of Westboro, John (Mary) Grant of Weston, Donald (Barbara) Grant of Medford and Rita (Peter) Fuchs of Rib Lake
Daughter-In-Law: Debra Grant of Medford








SURVIVING BROTHER: Alvin Grant of Milwaukee


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Joseph, Bernard, Leo, Nick and Leonard Grant
Sisters: Marie Shutton and Agnes in infancy


DECEASED FATHER: Bernard “Ben” Grant


DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Grant (Maiden Name: Schaeffer


PALLBEARERS: Justin, James and Shawn Grant, Brian, Jeffrey and Stephanie Fuchs, Kristy Schesel, Scott Oberley, Alan and Todd Stuessy


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