banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner
Regular Programming
9:00am - 11:59pm
Regular Programming
Request a Song
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Receive Exclusive Updates and Special Offers from WKEB!

Custom Search

Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)
Your email address is never published.
View Results
WKEB Obituaries Blog

Joseph Allen Mahl


  Joseph Allen Mahl, 59, of Medford, passed away on December 6, 2016 at home. Joseph was born on May 21, 1957 to William and Norma Mahl who precede him in death. After receiving a degree in welding from Chippewa Valley Technical College Joseph went on to work for Trinity Fabrications, LAX Fabrications, Roehl Trucking, and Weather Shield until his death.

  Joseph is survived by his children Joseph Mahl Jr. of New Albin, IA and Megan Mahl of Owen; grandchildren Skylar and Gaj; siblings Sharon (Gary) Nuernberger of Medford, Michelle (Dick) Lang of Colby, Dawn (Russell) Soyk of Abbotsford, William (Becky) Mahl of Monett, MO. Joseph is further survived by many other friends and family.
  In addition to his parents Joseph is preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda Mahl and sister, Charmaine Soder.
  Services for Joseph will be held at a later date.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at


Rebecca Marie (Grote) Brand


  BURBANK, OK - Rebecca Marie (Grote) Brand of Burbank Oklahoma who passed away on December 6, 2016, surrounded by her family, at the age of 39.

  She is survived by her husband, Ryan and son Rhett of Burbank, OK; her parents, William and Nancy Grote of Withee, WI; four siblings: Dawn Anderson (Greg) of Hawaii, David Grote and (Tom Jensen) of Iron River, WI, Millie Slabber (Richard) of Hudson, WI, Jennifer Gebert (Jeremy) of Madison, WI. Her in-laws: Rick and Rhonda (Torgerson) Brand of Rushford; sisters-in-law: Rachel Rivers (Nate) of Winona, MN and Raeanna Tveten (Paul) of Lewiston, MN, and fifteen nieces and nephews.

  There will be a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hart, MN with the Rev. Harold Hintzman officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

  A memorial service will be planned to celebrate her life at First Lutheran Church in Ponca City, OK within the next few weeks.

  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for her son, Rhett at Merchants Bank in Rushford, MN.


William G. "Bill" Micke


  WILLIAM G. "BILL" MICKE, age 83, of Stanley, WI, passed away at home on Monday, December 5, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp, at 10:30am on Friday December 9, 2016.  Fr. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Andrew Micke, Jennifer Micke, Ryan Micke, Jim Micke, Greg Turenne and Leroy Nolt.  Visitation will be at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 4pm-8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service.  Visitation will also be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.

     William Gordon Micke was born on October 10, 1933, on the home farm, in the Township of Worden, to William Sr. and Florence E. (Plecity) Micke.  He was raised on the family farm and attended the Busy Bee Country School until the 8th grade.  He loved to tell stories about walking to school, hitching rides on the milk sleigh, and his first grade school teacher running away with the milk man.  He graduated from Thorp High School in 1952 and later joined the Wisconsin National Guard, which was the source of many more stories.
     On August 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Crowley at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in Owen, WI.  Bill and Rose worked side by side with his father for many years and eventually they took over the family farm.  They were blessed with two sons who joined him on the farm, and they were later able to purchase five more surrounding farms.  The original farm has been in the family for 118 years, with Bill's grandchildren making it a 5th generation farm.
     Bill was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and its' Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, he was on the Board of Directors for Tri State Breeders, and was on the loan committee for the Northwestern Bank in Thorp.
     Bill had many interests, including;  raising turkeys and pigs, raising & selling bulls, and keeping draft horses on the farm.  He truly enjoyed buying and selling livestock, which he started doing at 15 years old, and was a regular at all local sale barns.  Bill also pulled horses and ponies for many years.  Bill and Rose made many trips out West to visit friends, attend cowboy poetry performances, and visit auction barns along the way.  He will always be remembered for his willingness to offer advice learned from experience and for treating everyone fairly.
     He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Micke, of Stanley;  2 sons:  Dean Micke (Natalie Baker) of Stanley,  Allen (Lisa) Micke of Thorp;  4 grandchildren:  Jessica Ryba (Lance Girard) of Chippewa Falls, WI,  Andrew (Melissa) Micke,  Jennifer Micke and Ryan Micke, all of Thorp WI;  2 great grandchildren:  Aiden and Addison of Chippewa Falls, WI;  2 sisters:  Joanne (Ray) Stroinski of Thorp WI,  Carol McDermott of Henderson, NV;  one brother:  Gerald Micke of Stanley:  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Armon Micke;  2 sisters-in-law:  Barbara Micke and Jan Micke.


Russell J. Hosler

  Russell J. Hosler, age 69, of Owen, passed away at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Saint Katherine's Episcopal Church in Owen.  The Rev. Tony Ring will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.  Military Honors provided by Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club. 


Alfred E. Weideman


  Alfred E. Weideman, age 71, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, from injuries sustained in an accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Reverend Don Bruce and Reverend Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Nieces and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday December 9, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.

  Alfred was born on June 18, 1945 to Edwin A. and Esther S. (Mueller) Weideman in the Town of Holton, WI. He attended Abbotsford Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Dor-Abby High School. Alfred married Bonnie Melvin on November 28, 1975 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. They farmed in the Abbotsford-Colby area. After farming, Alfred worked for Wausau Homes in Wausau for 18 years before he retired.
  Alfred was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. He was an usher and served on various committees and he built a flower bed display for the 75th church anniversary. He also created a Christmas nativity display for many years.
  Alfred was an active member of Abbotsford Jaycees, serving in many capacities including president. He also had a mixed couple’s softball team in Abbotsford for years. He enjoyed all sports including bowling and skiing. He was passionate about pool and watching Badger and Packer football games. Alfred was a member of the area church dartball teams and often kept the records for the games and arranged for the trophies for the yearly banquets. He took pride in his work, always trying to help others along. Alfred loved people. He liked talking with friends and relatives and meeting new people. Alfred helped organize many high school class reunions and family reunions. He had an infectious laugh and loved a good story.
  Alfred’s happiest role was that of “Grandpa.” His pride and deepest joy were his four grandkids. He enjoyed playing chess with Will, hosting tea parties with Brenna and playing trucks and reading books to James and Samuel.
  He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
  Alfred is survived by his wife: Bonnie of Unity, daughter; Laurie (John) Gentrup of Golden Valley, MN; four grandchildren: William, Brenna, James and Samuel. He is further survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Julian (Judy) Tomesch and James Katz of Atlanta, GA and brothers: Donald (Jan) Weideman of Portage and Roger (Brenda) Weideman of Abbotsford and many nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dennis Weideman and nephew, Cody Weideman.
  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
Family and friends may express condolences online at


Gregory D. Abegglen


  Gregory D. Abegglen, 56, of Medford, passed away at his home Saturday, December 3, 2016, under the loving care of his family & Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Greg was born September 11, 1960 in Medford to Donald and Mildred (Habeck) Abegglen. He graduated from Medford Sr. High School in 1978. Greg married Marilyn Krueger on April 2, 1983 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.
  He is survived by his Wife Marilyn of Medford, Children: Eric Abegglen of UW-La Crosse, Amy Abegglen of Medford, Siblings: Jeff (Beth) Abegglen and Lisa Dums, both of Stetsonville, Brothers and Sisters in law: Karen (Jim) Kalepp of Owen, Ronald Krueger of Abbotsford, Sandy (Denny) Orth of Abbotsford, Rich (June) Krueger of Rozelleville, Connie (Rick) Rausch of Athens, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother & father-in-law, sisters-in-law Carol Orlikowski, Gail & Carol Krueger.
  During his high school years, Greg started working for The Farmacy, a John Deere dealership as a salesman, and furthered his career with John Deere in the Heavy Equipment Division. Following his career at John Deere, he began working for Niemuth Implement in Stetsonville, in their sales department.
Greg had a passion for Fire / EMS. He served as a Medford EMT for 24 years, and Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS for 27 years. He served as an instructor for CPR, EMS and Fire, and was also a Stetsonville First Responder and was the Stetsonville Fire Inspector for 15 years.
  He enjoyed traveling, and woodworking.
  Greg was a past member of the Medford Jaycees & Stetsonville Lions. Present member of Stetsonville Vol. Fire Dept., Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he served as the Church Treasurer, on the Board of Education, Finance Committee, and an usher.

  Greg will always be remembered for his love for people. He loved his friends and family dearly.
  A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, with Rev. James Babler officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Stetsonville Fire Hall. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 10 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church from 9 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Cremation rites have been accorded, burial will be held at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Greg can be made to the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Department.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at


Hazel A. Nelson


  Hazel A. Nelson, nee Story, 68, of Medford, died Thursday December 1, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

  Hazel was born August 18,1948 in Hannibal, WI to Leo and Lillian (Wry) Story. She is a graduate of Gilman High School. She married Thomas Nelson on July 21, 2000 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway. He survives.
  Also surviving are her children: Dennis Newburry of Eau Claire, Steven Newburry of Baraboo, Stepchildren; Tammy (Mark) Jensen of Medford, Julie (Tim)Gotham of Blaine, MN, Cory (Robin) Nelson of Rosholt, and Susan Nelson of Eau Claire, 13 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Ellen Hoeck of Slinger, Carol Story of Lynnwood, WA, Addie Mae (Dean) Thorkelson of Lynnwood, WA, Marie Story of Post Falls, ID, Gladys (John) Wiacek of Sheldon, Debbie (Bruce) Kujawa of Eau Claire, Jeanie Story of Altoon, Peggie (Chuck) Warner of Chippewa Falls, Dorvin (Marilyn) Story of Sheldon, Pete Story of Antigo, and further survived by many nieces and nephews.
  She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Tina Newburry, and Brothers Darrell and Duane Story.
  Hazel loved to play Scrabble and Pogo games online. And visiting garage sales, where could always find a good deal. She loved to cook, and visit with friends at A & E Tavern. Most of all she cherished her time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
  She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway.
  A memorial service for Hazel will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday December 10, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Ave, Medford, WI. Rev. Lowell Bolstad will officiate. Visitation will be held at Ours Saviors Lutheran Church on Saturday December 10, 2016 church from 9 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Hazel can be given to her family, for designation at a later date.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at




LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services