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PATRICIA “PAT” M. WEST (WIEMER)

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: 617 W. Cedar St. Cedar Court Apartments Apt. 1 Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 P.M. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Aspirus Care & Rehab where she had resided for the past day, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

 

OFFICIATING: Father Sleeva Raju Madanu

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon

 

VISITATION: Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford also 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1935 in the Township of Cleveland

 

EDUCATION: Pat attended school in the Ladysmith School District

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: in October 1955 to James “Ace” Wiemer and he preceded her in death in January 1978;
2nd: in July 1999 to Russell West and he preceded her in death in April 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Pat took care of raising her three children and providing a loving home for her family. She enjoyed family campfires, taking walks through the fall leaves, celebrating Halloween and spending time with her family and her special friends Karen Staples and Barb Orheim.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILD: Debbie Miller of Medford

 

SURVIVING STEP-CHILDREN: Viola (Allen) Helland and Virginia (Bob) Luedtke all of the Green Bay Area, Jan (Jerry) Magliano and Brenda West all of Tennesse, Larry (Marilyn) West of Illinois and Pat (Robin) West of the Wausau Area

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: David and Jim Wiemer, Son-in-Law: Bob Miller, Daughter-in-Law: April Wiemer

 

8 GRANDCHILDREN 17 STEP-GRANDCHILDREN

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 20 STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley Dietrich of Madison and Deedee
Brother-in-Law: George Wiemer of Sheldon and Sister-in-Law: Marlene Ludescher of Sheldon

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Orville & Elmer; Sister: Beverly Shackleton

 

GRANDMOTHER DECEASED: Emma Alger

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Pearl Andrus

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pat’s family to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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DALE R. STEINKE

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: 516 Grahl Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:05 A.M. Tuesday, February 24 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey where full military honors will be performed by the Colby Area Military Honors Team.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Whittlesey

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 8, 1932 in Colby

 

MARRIAGE: November 12, 1955 at St. John’s Church in Cudahy to Carol M. Hayes

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953 in the 187th Rakasan Airborne where his rank was Sergeant. He saw active duty in Korea. Dale also served in the Air Force Reserves at the General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. He was a loadmaster on C-119 Cargo Planes. He started at Ladish Corporation in Cudahy working in the inventory control department. Dale then transferred to Houston where he was a purchasing agent. In 1972, they moved to the Medford area where he worked at Weathershield Mfg. as the Purchasing Director until his retirement in 1995. Dale was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and bowler. He had 2 Holes In One on the third hole at the Merrill Golf Club. Dale was an avid Winchester Rifle Historian and at one time amassed an extensive Winchester collection.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, VFW in Colby and NRA. He also served on the Medford City Planning Commission Board.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol M. Steinke of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Sons: Steven (Debra) Of Medford, Darrell (Connie) of North Fond du Lac, John of Eagle River and David (Peggy) Steinke of Rothschild

 

6 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jared, Rebecca, Megan, Mitchell, Michael and Angela Steinke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur R. Steinke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion Steinke (Maiden Name: Dunow)

 

URNBEARER: Active: Denis Heise
Honorary: Tom O’ Brien, Pat O’Brien and Harold Stange

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dale’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

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Theresa Marguerite Trawicki, 99 of Gilman, died Monday,
February 23, 2015 at the Cornell Care Center under the care
of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

 

She was born on January 20, 1916 in Gilman to the late Martin

and Josephine (Ratajczyk) Gonia.

 

Theresa grew up in Gilman and married Edwin Trawicki on July
1, 1939 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The couple
farmed in the town of Aurora and raised their family there.
Theresa was a member of the church choir and rosary society
and was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed cooking, canning,
picking berries but loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her children, Jim (Peggy) Trawicki of Jump
River, Alvin (Jackie) Trawicki of Evansville, WI, Sylvia (Leland)
Webster of Gilman, Gloria (Myron) Brooks of Jump River, and
Danny (Kim) Trawicki of Gilman, 21 grandchildren, 38 great
grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. She is
preceded in death by her parents, her husband, (1987), three
brothers and two sisters.

 

A funeral mass will be at 11AM on Saturday, February 28, 2015
at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father
Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service
Saturday at the church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman
assisted the family with arrangements.

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RUSSELL “RUSS” L. ENGEL

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: MCT #46, Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 PM Monday, February 23 at Clark County Health Care Center, Owen surrounded by family, where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7 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: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 7

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1928 at Cochrane, WI

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 11, 1948 at Medford to Rose C. Noonan and they were married for 66 years

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the US Navy, WW II veteran having served from 1946 to 1947. After the service, he returned to Medford and worked as a bookkeeper for Neuendorf Transportation. Then he worked in sales with Wear Ever Cookware. He also worked other sales positions & business ventures. He owned/operated Builders Cove in Medford, Barron Lumber Co. & Engel’s Lighting Company for periods of time. He enjoyed collecting model classic cars, producing cookbooks & how-to-guides, making clocks & was always looking for something new to create.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rose C. Engel of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Lori) Engel of Colorado City, CO, Rita (Rick) Kuehn of Champlin, MN, Ruth Engel of Colorado City, CO, Roxanne (Mark) Dunst of Gleason, WI, Roger (Chasity Kerr) Engel of Greenwood, WI, Robin (Mark Homer) Ashe of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & 3 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

GR-GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 1

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Monion Engel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Wallace Waldo Engel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Luella Heuer

 

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

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Phyllis Elaine Jones, age 79, of Abbotsford, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. A visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

  Phyllis was born February 17, 1935 to Alfred and Emma (Reid) Koehler in Pierce, Nebraska. She received her education in Pierce Nebraska and was united in marriage to James B. Jones on January 9, 1955 in Pierce, Nebraska.

 

  Phyllis and James owned and operated the Unity Auto Matt in Unity, WI from 1988 to 2011.
She enjoyed gardening, gambling and sewing.

 

  Phyllis is survived by her children; Gordon (Lynn) Jones of Medford, Susan (John) Harpke of Thorp, Alice (Jack) Baxter of Dorchester, Kenneth (Norine) Jones of Sparta, WI, and Cynthia (David) Page of Athens, TX; 14 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. She is further survived by 3 brothers; Ervin Koehler, Herman Koehler, and Dennis Koehler, and 3 sisters; Darlene Zautke, Irene Neitzke, and Norma Kollmar.

 

  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; James Jones and sisters; Delores Crow, Elsie Acklie and brother; Clarence Koehler.

 

  The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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ARTHUR “ARTIE” JARI

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: N2722 County Highway C, Medford; Township of Browning Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 P.M. Thursday, February 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 10 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Family will hold a Memorial Service for Artie at a later date

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1933 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Artie helped on his families’ dairy farm and then owned and operated it until his retirement during this time he also drove truck and did logging work for his brother Victor for several years. He enjoyed hunting, making maple syrup, his animals and gardening. He was an avid bird watcher.

 

MEMBER OF: NRA and the ASPCA

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Marion Ihlenfeld of West Bend

 

Sister-In-Law: Lucille Jari of Medford

 

Brother-In-Law: John Piater of Medford

 

Also survived by 14 Nieces and Nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Victor, Ralph and Grace Jari and Ruby Piater

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Jari

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anne Jari (Maiden Name: Paur)

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Arthur “Art” Allen Crass, Jr., 76, Medford, died at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 25 with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating.

 

  Art Crass was born on July 11, 1938 in Tomahawk to the late Arthur Crass Sr. and Veronica Crass (Maiden Name: Young). He married Marjorie J. DuPlayee, his high school sweetheart on November 10, 1956 in Tomahawk.

 

  Art was a graduate of Tomahawk High School and after school he served in the Wisconsin National Guard and owned dairy farms in Tomahawk and Rural Medford.
 

  Art enjoyed woodworking, fishing and working at the Crass Sawmill after he retired from dairy farming. He also worked as a rural mail carrier for nearly 15 years. His dog Scoobie was his co-pilot on truck rides. Art was an avid Badger and Brewer fan. He also enjoyed attending games with his family and friends at Camp Randall and Miller Park.

 

  Arthur is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge”, his dog Scoobie, and his five children: Linda (Mike) Brandner, Allen (Cindy) Crass, Karen (Mike) Bennett, Daniel (Stacey) Crass and David Crass, 12 Grandchildren: Damon (Sherry) Brandner, Doug (Kristi) Brandner, Kyle (Alysa) Brandner, Jeff (Tonya) Crass, Jackie Crass, Madelyn and Katelyn Bennett, Jake (Callie) Crass, Jordan (Jenn) Crass, Josh (Brenda) Crass, Sam and Theo Crass and 17 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings: Sherry Thompson, Ron (Jean) Crass, Carol Jarvi and many Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his parents, Art is preceded in death by siblings Barry Young, Sandra (Clifford) Steiber and Ken (Georgeanne) Crass.

 

Art will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at hemerfuneralservice.com

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