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CHESTER “CHET” BRAHMER

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford where

he had resided since June of 2015

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

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

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1924 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Chester attended Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: On June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Chester married the love of his life Bernadine Scheithauer and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Chester worked for his father at Brahmer & Earl Concrete Co. for 5 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943 until 1946, where he achieved the rank of Corporal and received a good conduct medal and marksman. After his service, Chester returned to the Rib Lake area and worked at Hurd Windows Mfg. in Medford from 1946 to 1954. He then opened Chet & Bernie’s Tavern in the Town of Greenwood, and operated it for 55 years until his retirement in 2008. Chet played baseball for various leagues and played softball for Hurds. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, staying at the cabin at the lake, playing cribbage and cards, ice fishing, tending bar and serving his customers and community. Chet also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Past member of Taylor County Tavern League, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club, Taylor County Sportsman’s and was a lifetime member of the Medford V.F.W.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer of Medford, Gerald (La Nah) Brahmer of Medford, Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake and Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley (Jim) Wilson

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: Aubrey (June) Brahmer, Aaron (Loretta) Brahmer
& Victor (Virginia) Brahmer,
3 Sisters: Faye, Fern & Mary Ann Brahmer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton “Tony” Brahmer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Meyer

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner

Active: Ashley Wilson, Todd, Michael, Kurt & Derek Brahmer & Tyler Henke

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Chet’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Bernard W. Miller, age 68 of the Town of Holway, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his residence, under the tender care of Hope Hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Town of Spirit, Taylor County. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 PM until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Bernard was born on July 21, 1947, the son of William and Norma (Meier) Miller in Prentice, WI. He attended Prentice High School. Bernard worked for the Chicago Northwest Rail Road in Milwaukee and the oil fields in Texas for a number of years and most recently logged in Ely, MN, Custer, SD, and in Price County, WI until becoming disabled. They then purchased a hobby farm in the Town of Holway.       Bernard married Brenda Komarek on June 22, 1987 in Bessemer, MI.
  Bernard loved to garden,tending his animals on his hobby farm, canning, traveling, singing (especially Johnny Cash music) and reading history books.
  Bernard is survived by his wife: Brenda Miller of Medford, children: Dawn Schlenvogt of Port Washington, Clifford Miller of Port Washington, Wendy (Terrance) Hart of Fredonia, Heidi (Trampus) Geiger of Athens, Heather (Thomas) Fox of Dorchester and Isaac (Kristina Hermanson) of Mosinee, grandchildren: Dakota, Amber, Skylar, Jordan, Sophia, Leigha, Benjamin, Jayden, Riley and Payton. He is further survived by his brother: James Miller and a sister: Nelda Phillips.
  He was preceded in death by his grandson; Stephen Paul Miller and a brother; Richard Miller.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Joseph W. Weaver, age 1 year, 2 months and 1 day of Edgar, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as a result of a farm accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Marathon Mennonite Church in the Town of Frankfort. Steven Hoover, Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Lamar Weaver and Bishop Jerry Brubacker will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Wise, Jason Wise, Lewis Weaver, and Kevin Weaver. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Joseph’s residence (W793 Huckleberry Road Edgar, WI).
 

  Joseph was born on February 22, 2015 at home, the son of and Clair G. & Susanna L. (Wise) Weaver.

  Joseph is survived by his parents: Clair and Susanna Weaver of Edgar; paternal grandparents: Clarence and Marian Weaver of Lebanon, PA, maternal grandparents: Lloyd and Esther Wise of Denver, PA, brothers and sisters: Carolyn W. Weaver, Marvin W. Weaver, Anita W. Weaver, Judith W. Weaver and Nelson W. Weaver all at home, aunts,uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
   The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Max E. Ramker, age 92, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Thursday, April 28 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, officiated by Father Peter Manickam. A Visitation will be held Thursday  from 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, followed by the rosary starting at 10:30 on Thursday at St. Bernard's. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby following the service.


Max was born September 18, 1923 in Greene, Iowa to John and Edith (Adams) Ramker. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Colby. Max was joined in marriage to his wife, Bonnie Voelker , on September 16, 1944 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Bonnie and Max owned and operated their farm until they retired in 1977. Max bred cows for Piper Brothers, drove truck for Harmony Coop, and did woodworking in his basement. 

Max enjoyed fishing and hunting up at his cabin on Mead Lake.  But most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family; especially those precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.    

He is survived by his 7 children; Sandy Asplund of Colby, Mary (Dan) Lewis of Depere, Debbie (Mel) Kurszewski of Milwaukee, Mike (Linda) Ramker of Davenport, Iowa, Dan (Carrie) Ramker of Colby, Dawn (Craig) Lieders of Colby, and John (Jenny) Ramker of Colby. He is further survived by 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and his sister; Betty Peterson;  along with many other nieces, nephews, friends, and other family members.

Max is preceded in death by his wife; Bonnie (November 19, 2010), his son; Sam Ramker, three sisters; Velma Becker, Bernice Korner, and Maxine Ramker and three brothers; Virgil Ramker, Melvin Ramker, and Merlin Ramker.
 

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SHIRLEY A. EWOLDT

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Rib Lake surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 19, 1929 in Davenport, Iowa

 

EDUCATION: Shirley attended Davenport Area Schools in Iowa

 

MARRIAGE: On July 17, 1948 Shirley married the love of her life Lester E. Ewoldt and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1989

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Shirley grew up in Davenport Iowa. After her marriage, they moved to Rib Lake Wisconsin where they farmed for 40 years. Shirley loved to do crafts of all kinds, reading and taking care of her family.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling and Saturday Night Couples dart ball leagues of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dan (Cynthia) Ewoldt and Randy (Mary) Ewoldt all of Rib Lake

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughters: Cheryl Dake and Janine Blennert

 

DECEASED GRANDSON: Shane Dake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS—IN-LAW: Frances Ewoldt of Greenwood, Delores Ewoldt of Iowa, Janice Smith of Medford, and Kenneth (Mary Jo) Ewoldt of Iowa

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Thomas Smith in 1979

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lynn Almirin Smith

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Carstensen

 

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

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Elda Louise Burtard, age 101, of Abbotsford, formerly of Owen, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by her family.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  The Rev. Asafa Rajaofera will officiate.  Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Mayville.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:30 am until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Elda was born on July 25, 1914 to Emil and Elizabeth (Buss) Buss in Green Grove.  Elda was united in marriage on November 22, 1933 to John Burtard in Curtiss and they were blessed with five children. She loved to be a homemaker, and a farmer's wife.  Elda and John would enjoy taking a break from the farm, and headed to their shack in Rice Lake.  They also owned the DX Station in Owen for a few years.

 

Elda loved to fish.  Elda was a lady not afraid to get her hands dirty and even enjoyed cleaning her own fish.  She enjoyed playing cards, she knew every card game you could think of.   But most importantly, she loved being a grandma to all her grandchildren.  

 

Elda is lovingly survived by her five children; Kenneth Burtard (friend, Christine), Carol (Ronald) Hofmann, Elaine (Ambrose) Schuh, Orville Burtard, and Sally (Herbie) Bloom; and over 100 total grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by a sister, Linda Hill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John on May 2, 1980, 1 brother, Henry (Gertrude) Buss, and 3 sisters: Emma (Lloyd) Haemer, Minnie (Jack) Schneider, Anna (Robert) Schneider; a grandchild; Donald;  a great-grandson; Sean Kennedy,  a daughter-in-law, Diane and a brother-in-law, Rueben Hill.

 

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