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Ervin G. Walworth


 

ERVIN G. WALWORTH

 
AGE: 72

 

ADDRESS: 127 E. Black hawk Ave. Stetsonville; Village of Stetsonville Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:40 A.M. Monday, April 29 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 3 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler


INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stetsonville


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 3 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 28, 1940 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools


MARRIAGE: July 29, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gilman to Darlene J. Berg


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school he worked on various farms and did woodswork for a number of years. Ervin then worked at Stone Container in North Chicago until moving to the Stetsonville area in 1971. He worked at Packaging Corporation of America in Colby until his retirement in 2008. Ervin enjoyed working in the woods, camping, fishing, deer hunting, watching the Green Bay Packers, building bird houses and feeding the birds. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Darlene J. Walworth of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Roger Walworth of Medford, Ricky Walworth of Stetsonville, Debbie (Mike) Hana of Medford and Gary (Lisa) Walworth of Stetsonville


DECEASED DAUGHTER IN LAW: Jody Walworth


GRANDCHILDREN: 10: Tasha (Cody) Neitzel of Stetsonville, Hanna (Special Friend Justin) Rohland of Medford, Natalia (Devin) Draeger of Medford, Joshua Walworth of Eau Claire, Nathan Hana of Medford, Christopher Hana of Medford, Cordell Walworth of Stetsonville, Dylan Walworth of Stetsonville, Ashley (Special Friend Nick) Bucki of Medford and Casey (Special Friend Jordan) Bucki of Medford


GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Keegan, Brialynn, Cryndalin, Emma, Eva, Eli, Otto and Kason


SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Donald (Ardella) Walworth of Gilman, Evelyn (Herbert) Messman of Medford and Lois (Galen) Messman of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert and Joseph Walworth, Betty Walworth


DECEASED FATHER:Homer G. Walworth


DECEASED MOTHER: Mary J. Walworth (Maiden Name: Mathias)


PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Tasha Neitzel, Hanna Rohland, Natalia Draeger, Ashley and Casey Bucki

Active: Joshua, Cordell and Dylan Walworth, Nathan and Christopher Hana and Earl Berg

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

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

 

 

Waverly Ann Jarvis


 

Waverly Ann Jarvis, age 85, of Withee, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Rev. Bonnie Cain will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the church in Withee. Burial will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee.
 

Waverly was born September 14, 1927 to Clarence and Evelyn (Peterson) Mitchell in Iron River, MI. Waverly attended Iron River Schools and graduated from Iron River High School in 1945. She worked at the Telenews Theater in Chicago the summer of 1945 and attended the Masonic School of Nursing in Chicago and earned a RN Degree in 1948, when she moved back to Iron River and worked at the Chrystal Falls Hospital as a nurse for 3 years. Waverly married Arthur Jarvis on June 17, 1950 at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River, MI. After their marriage they moved to East Lansing, MI, where Art attended Michigan State University and earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine. They later moved to Cornell, WI for 3 years and moved to the Owen-Withee area and reside ever since. Waverly was the volunteer coordinator for the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen for more than 25 years.
Waverly was a generous and kind person that loved to golf, travel and meet new people. Among her travels she loved Hawaii and Greece the most. She was an active member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.
 

Waverly is survived by her son, Gary (Glorinda Marie) Jarvis of San Francisco Bay area, CA, her granddaughter; Angelina (Randy) Severson of the San Francisco Bay area and a great-grandson; Orion Severson, her sister; Jeannine (Jack) Watt of Iron River, MI and other relatives and friends.
Waverly is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter; Gayle Jarvis, and two brothers; Jim Mitchell and Bill Mitchell.
 

In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com
 

Walter W. "Wally" Nixdorf


Walter W. “Wally” Nixdorf

Age 61, of Dorchester, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. The Rev. Jerome Freimuth will officiate. Committal services will be held privately at a later date. Visitation will be Monday at the church in Dorchester from 3PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday at the church in Dorchester from 10AM until time of services. Serving as pallbearers will be Benjamin Nixdorf, Kraig Rusch, Travis Nixdorf, Travis Lueth, Aaron Lueth and Eric Waldvogel. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Spencer is assisting the family.

Walter “Wally” (aka Billy) William Nixdorf was born September 10, 1951 on the family farm in Clark County, the son of Walter F. and Lorna (Colby) Nixdorf. He attended Pleasant Hill grade school and graduated from Abbotsford High School later attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for four years. He delivered milk door to door for Hawkeye Dairy. His hard work led Wally to later become a partner/owner of Hawkeye Dairy. He later sold his interest in the dairy. On November 30, 1974 he married the love of his life Gloria (Lueth) in St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. In July, 1981 he started employment for the Athens Coop and Harmony Country Coop. He managed the fertilizer plant in Unity for 32 years where he was humbled and honored to serve his farmers, clients, feed and seed reps and his co-workers.

Hobbies included fishing trips to Canada, rifle deer hunting, bowling and traveling. Wally loved playing “Old Maid” with his grandkids, wrestling with those grandkids and was an avid Badger, Brewer and Packer fan.

Wally was a servant of the Lord by participating on various boards, committees and assisting the various pastors at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Memberships included St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, St. Peter Men’s Group and Abbotsford Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gloria of Dorchester, his children: Adam (Amber Rau) Nixdorf of Abbotsford; Andrea (Benjamin) Graff of Colby; his grandchildren: Ty Rau, Hannah Nixdorf, Blake Nixdorf, Jebediah Nixdorf, Jeremiah Collopy and Lydiah Collopy; his mother Lorna Nixdorf of Plover; two brothers: Paul Nixdorf of Minneapolis, MN and Allan (Mary) Nixdorf of Abbotsford and one sister Vicky (Don) Rusch of Polonia. Wally is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his father, Walter F. Nixdorf

Memorials in Walter’s name are being accepted to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lutheran Malaria Initiative and Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com for more information or to share thoughts and condolences with his family.

Russell "Russ" R. West


 

 

RUSSELL “RUSS” R. WEST AGE: 79
 

ADDRESS: 570 E. Taylor St., Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:01 PM Saturday, April 27 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he was a patient for the past 1 day


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema, WI


VISITATION: 11 AM until the time of services at 2 PM on Tuesday, April 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1934 at Eagle River, WI


EDUCATION: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Chicago, IL


MARRIAGE: 1st: June 28, 1952 at Chicago to Rose M. Bartucci and she preceded him in death January 1, 1994

2nd: July 10, 2000 at Prentice to Patricia Andres Wiemer and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He owned and operated a towing business in Arlington Heights, IL for a period of time. He was a partner with his brother Donald in a service station in Lake Zurich, IL for a period of time. He worked as a custodian for several high schools in IL for a period of time. In 1971 he moved to Ogema where they owned and operated Rosie’s Second Hand Barn and Russ’s Tire Repair. In 1994 he moved to Medford where he was working as a custodian for K-Mart until the time of his retirement. He enjoyed wood working, collecting model antique cars, word search puzzels, and spending time with his family.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Patricia “Pat” West of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Larry (Marilyn) West of Malta, IL; Janet (Jerry) Magliano of Chapmansboro, TN; Patrick (Robin) West of Wausau; Brenda West of Medford; Virginia (Bob) Luedtke of Denmark, WI & Viola (Alvin) Helland of Denmark, WI; Step-Daughter: Debra Miller of Medford


CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Lisa West in 1975; 2 step-sons: David & Jim Wiemer


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18& 11 Step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15 & 8 Step


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers – Robert (Betty) West of Lombard, IL &

Virgil (Sandy) West of Bloomingdale, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 6 brothers & 1 sister


DECEASED FATHER: John Paul West DECEASED MOTHER: Cecilia Marco

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Holy Rosary Church & School, Medford


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Olinda "Linda" Rohrick


 

OLINDA “LINDA”ROHRICK AGE: 104
 

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:10 AM Friday, April 26 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided since September of 2007


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 30 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II


VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 30


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 5, 1909 at Windsor, CO


EDUCATION: Scottsbluff, NE schools


MARRIAGE: January 9, 1930 at Gering, NE to Samuel Rohrick and he preceded her in death July 11, 1982


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage they resided in Milwaukee where she worked at a garment factory. In 1942 they moved to Stetsonville where they owned & operated Sam’s Curve Inn for 17 years. Then they owned and operated various other taverns for 10 years until retirement. She loved to play cards, puzzles, crafts, quilt making, crocheting, and playing bingo.


MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford; Past member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville and the Taylor County Tavern League


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Lucille Worske Touchon of Silver Springs, FL; Virginia “Ginny” Neumueller of Wausau; Diane “Susie”Patrick of Pharr, TX; JoAnn (Dennis) Bender of St. Francis, WI


CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons – Clarence & Bob Rohrick; Sons-in-law: Don Worske, Leon Touchon, David Patrick & Ralph Neumueller; Great-Grandson: Alexander Hunt; Great Grandsons-in-law: Dennis Kwasigroch & Clifford Akey


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 19 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 4


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 sisters


DECEASED FATHER: Jacob Miller DECEASED MOTHER: Louise Scharp


PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren


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

Lawrence A. Krak


 

Lawrence A Krak, 89 of Gilman, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at
the Gilman Care Center. He was born on December 7, 1923
to the late Michael and Mary (Kotecki) Krakowiecki.

Lawrencewas born and raised in Gilman graduating from Gilman High.
He went to study computer science at UW-EC and later Notre
Dame. Lawrence served his country during WWII in the army.
After his time in the service he returned to work in the
Minneapolis area until returning to Gilman in the late 70’s to
aid his father.

 

Lawrence was an avid outdoorsman and in later years was
instrumental in seeing the Timber Wolf removed from the
endangered species list. He also enjoyed tennis (in his
younger years), gardening and was a fan of all Wisconsin
sports teams.

 

He is survived by many cousins and friends.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April
30, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman
with Father Madanu Sleeva Raju officiating. Burial will follow in
the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to
services at the church. The Gilman Funeral Home assisted

 

 

Gerald "Jerry" G. Cypher


 

 

GERALD“JERRY” G. CYPHER AGE: 80

ADDRESS: N3493 Brook Drive, Medford; A township of Hammel resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 AM Friday, April 26 at Memorial Health Center, Medford where he was a patient for the past 3 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Sangmoon Kim & Deacon Joe Stefancin


VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 16, 1932 at the Town of Little Black


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford


MARRIAGE: November 8, 1958 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Audrey Jensen and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, and prior to his marriage, he worked in ranches in Montana for a period of time. In 1949 he returned to the area and worked as a ranch hand at various local mink ranches. He then worked for 20 years at Marathon Cheese Corp. in Medford until retirement in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards and spending time at their cabin in Perkinstown.


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


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Audrey Cypher of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 sons – Jerry (Janet) Cypher, Jeff Cypher, and Greg (Michelle) Cypher all of Medford; Daughter – Lori Ann Cypher of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mary Rose Pain of CA, John (Margaret) cypher of Stetsonville, Venard (Mary Jane) Cypher of Madison, Herman (Karen) Cypher of Janesville, Mary Ann (Gale) Engel of Chippewa Falls, Joe (Sharon) Cypher of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister - Helen Veleck, Brothers - Donald, Clyde, Eugene, Fr. Micheal and Herbert in infancy


DECEASED FATHER: Lawrence Cypher DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Retterath


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

 

 

 

Donald "Don" A. Berger


 

DONALD“DON” A. BERGER

 
AGE: 81


ADDRESS: W4779 Apple Ave. Medford Township of Deer Creek Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, April 21 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 days while being surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 1 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT:Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 18, 1931 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Spruce Grove School in Deer Creek and Medford High School


MARRIAGE: Married for 56 years on April 27, 1957 at St. Ann’s Church in the Town of Greenwood, Rib Lake to Armella F. Thums and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked at Brost trucking for a few years. After his marriage in 1958 Don worked road construction in Milwaukee. From 1961-1987 he worked for Owens-Illinois Timber Corp. in Tomahawk. Don also worked odd jobs in the Medford area until his retirement. He spent most of his life doing woodswork and loved it. He also enjoyed hobby farming, raising homer pigeons and horses, going to horse auctions and small animal sales.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and past member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Westboro


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Armella F. Berger of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Debbi) Berger of Westboro, Patricia (Kenny) Weinzatl of Prentice and Ann “Shortie” Wiitala of Ogema


GRANDCHILDREN: Jessica (Mark) Schmidt of Almond, Joseph (Tanya) Berger of Rib Lake, Stephanie Berger of Eau Claire, Craig (Lori) Weinzatl of Rhinelander, Melissa Weinzatl of Rhinelander, Megan and Nicholas Wiitala both of Ogema


3 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Jackson and Siiri Weinzatl and Payton Berger


SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Vernon “Mick” Berger of Medford and Marilyn (Dan) Carstensen of Medford

Brother-In-law: Joe Evisch of Bessemer, MI
Sister-In-Law: Mabel Berger of Bruce Crossing, MI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ruth Ann and Wallace both in infancy, Norma Evisch and Robert “Rusty” Berger


DECEASED FATHER:Herman J. Berger


DECEASED MOTHER: Julia Berger (Maiden Name: Stendel)


URNBEARERS: Special Friends: Pete Ulrich and Lloyd Weinzatl


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 
 

Victor Charles Smazal


 

Victor Charles Smazal, age 71, of Colby, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 4:00 PM and again visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at St. Mary’s in Colby.

Victor was born March 3, 1942 to Charles and Clara (Ress) Smazal in Fenwood, Wisconsin. He attended Riverside Country School in rural Colby. Victor and Carolyn Stumpner were united in marriage on November 9, 1968 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. In his younger years Victor built pole sheds and silos and worked at Weyerhaeuser in Marshfield. Victor bought a cattle trucking business in 1971 and continued to operate it until 2011 and in 2001 he bought a dog food and bear bait business retiring in 2011.

Victor was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby, president of the Chequamegon Hound Club for a number of years and lifetime member of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association.

He enjoyed deer hunting, coon hunting and bear hunting, he also coached baseball and softball for the men’s and women’s league and liked to play cards and shoot pool. He also drove stock car and swam dogs for a number of years.

Victor is lovingly survived by his wife; Carolyn Smazal of Colby, his sons; Randy Smazal of Spencer, Rodney (April) Smazal of Unity, Richard (Amy) Smazal of Loyal and Robbie (Melissa) Smazal of Colby and grandchildren; Brandi, Jordan, James, Connor, Kylie, Dalton, Tristen and Bentley. He is further survived by his brothers; Eugene “Jack” (Irene) Smazal of Unity, Kenneth (Judy) Smazal of Unity and Donald Smazal of Colby, sisters; Jeanette Smazal of Wausau, Delores Petri of Auburndale, Carol (Ronald) Krueger of Abbotsford, Beverly Galowski of Medford, Carol Schwants of Schofield, Marcella Smazal of Colby and Marlene Galowski of Omro.

Victor is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Edward and Charles Jr. and sisters; Bernice, Diane and Betty.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

Walter A. Peters


 

WALTER A. PETERS AGE: 89
 

ADDRESS: 617 W. Cedar Street, Medford, WI 54451


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:17 PM Sunday, April 21 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 2 weeks


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, April 26 at Medford United Methodist Church

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin


INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Christ Lutheran Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI at a later date

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until 10:30 AM on Friday, April 26


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 14, 1924 at Andalusia, Alabama


EDUCATION: Alabama and Florida schools


MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1946 at Chicago to Yvonne Voight and they were later divorced; 2nd: To Juanita Mixon at Fairhope, AL and she preceded him in death in 2009


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Navy veteran of WW II. After the service, he worked as a car mechanic and meat cutter for most of his life. He moved to Wisconsin in 1947 and to the Medford area in 2009. He enjoyed reading the Bible, playing on the computer, spending time with family, playing cards and games at the Cedar Court Apartments, and growing flowers.


MEMBER OF: Joy Tabernacle of Fairhope, AL; Attended Medford United Methodist Church


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Glatha Smith of Medford & Sandra (Larry) Tank of Gleason

Grandchildren – Steve (Cathern) Piller of Owen, Scott (Kristy) Piller of Medford, Maxine (Kenneth) Kane of Gleason, Russell Tank of Gleason


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Terry Smith


GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 1

SURVIVING SIBLINGS: Brother – Edward Peters of Mobile, AL
 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 brothers & 2 sisters


DECEASED FATHER: Walter Emil Peters DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Susan Cantline


PALLBEARERS: Steve, Scott, Emily, Heather & Cordell Piller, Andy, Jesse & Kenneth Kane


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

Margaret A. Rudnick


 

MARGARET A. RUDNICK, age 85, of Thorp, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Rev. Madanu Sleeva Raju will officiate and burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Mike Rudnick, Riley Rudnick, David Rudnick, Hunter Rudnick, Matthew Rudnick, Nathan Rudnick, Jonathan Rudnick and Jason Pogodzinski. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Rudnick, Amy Gunderson, Becky Eisenberger, Stacy Pogodzinski, Kailey Rudnick, Maggie Wrobel and Sheena Pogodzinski. Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9:30am until time of service, with a rosary service beginning at 10:45am.
 

Margaret Ann Peerboom was born on July 11, 1928 in Danvers, MN, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Fennell) Peerboom. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at area schools. Margaret was united in marriage to Lawrence L. Rudnick on September 28, 1948 in Danvers, MN. She drove school bus and farmed with her husband near Anamoose, ND until 1960, at which time they moved to a farm in the Town of Roosevelt, rural Thorp. In 1981, they sold the farm to their son, Donald, and moved to a small home in the Town of Taft.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Margaret had many interests and hobbies, but especially loved being with her family, gardening, flowers, cooking, baking, she was known for her homemade buns which she made for her grandchildren's weddings, and babysitting for anyone who would ask her.
 

She will be dearly missed by her children: Donald (Sue) Rudnick of Thorp; Peggy (Rick) Wrobel of Stanley; Carol Rudnick of Thorp; Rodney (Kris) Rudnick of Stanley; Nancy (Russ) Pogodzinski of Cadott; Lawrence Rudnick, Jr. of Thorp; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren on the way; 5 siblings: Marie (Sylvester) Muehlbauer of Danvers, MN, Anne Geyer of Benson, MN, Jim (Donna) Peerboom of Rockford, IL, Elaine Schultz of Benson, MN, Rose Banister of Starbuck, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and her favorite companion, "Tinky."
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence, on January 20, 2008; one daughter: Cynthia Rudnick on December 31, 1981; one sister: Gladys Hoberg; and 2 brothers: Bill and John Peerboom.

Florence "Dolly" E. Piller


 

Florence E. “Dolly” Piller, Stetsonville, died on Thursday, April 18 at Medford Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center where she resided for the past seven months, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville with Father Fredrick Brost officiating. Interment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Pallbearers are Steven Piller, Scott Piller, Robert Piller, Brian Piller, Randy Elliott and Jake Brock.

 

Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until 10.45 a.m. Monday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville. Hemer Funeral Home of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.


 

Florence was born on July 1, 1928 in Medford, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Schwarting (Maiden Name: McHale). She attended Medford area schools. In 1942 she married Robert H. Piller. On December 26th, 2012, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.


 

In 1967 they relocated to Illinois, where they lived for 23 years. In 1990, they moved back to Stetsonville where they owned and operated Partners Bar and Restaurant. In 1994 they finally retired and continued to live in Stetsonville. Dolly enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, trips to the casino and her family.


 

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville. She was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Sycamore, Illinois, She cooked for numerous weddings, banquets and parties where her potato salad made her famous.


 

Survivors include her husband Robert of Stetsonville; four sons, Gary of Medford, Bruce of Fond du Lac, Mark (Debbie) of West Fargo, North Dakota and Rocky (Debbie) of Crystal Lake, Illinois; two daughters, Betty Elliott (Dennis) of Cortland, Illinois and Lynn Retherford (Doug) of DeKalb, Illinois, daughter in law Dora Piller, Schaumburg, Illinois; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.


 

Florence was preceded in death by her children, Donna and Dennis (Butch), parents, Henry and Elizabeth, one brother, Henry Schwarting; three sisters, Linda Piller, Doris Rabska, and Elsie Blank.


 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hope Hospice, 537 W. Broadway, Medford, Wisconsin. Online condolences can be made at hemerfuneralservice.com.

 

 

 

William M. Paulson


 

WILLIAM M. PAULSON

 
AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: 132 S. 7th Street Medford, City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:15 A.M. Saturday, April 20 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services are planned at this time

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1928 in Sparta


EDUCATION: Attended Cataract area schools; also did an apprenticeship with a plumbing and heating company


MARRIAGE: May 22, 1965 to Elaine Hoffman


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: William served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Paul Michler & Son Plumbing and Heating and also Wisconsin Bottle Gas and Lakes Gas for a number of years until his retirement. In his retirement, William Worked at Farm and Home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and antiquing.


PAST MEMBER OF: Medford Volunteer Fire Department


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine F. Paulson (Maiden Name: Johnson)


SURVIVING STEP-DAUGHTERS: Heidi (Todd) Green of Wausau and Sandra Klingbeil of Medford
 

2 Grandchildren


SURVIVING SISTER: Phyllis Abbott of Cataract


DECEASED FATHER: Martin Paulson


DECEASED MOTHER: Lida Paulson (Maiden Name: Stark)


OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

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Franklin "Frank" C. Frasher


FRANKLIN “FRANK” C. FRASHER AGE: 74
 

ADDRESS: N624 Larson Drive, Owen, WI 54460; A Township of Holway resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:46 PM Wednesday, April 17 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 1 week


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Fr. David Klutterman & Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus

 

VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1938 at Pomona, CA


EDUCATION: Pomona CA High School and the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA


MARRIAGE: January 8, 1978 at 29 Palms, CA to Terrie Conrad Flandermeyer and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Frank was a 3rd generation photographer in his family. He did commercial and portrait photography in Pomona and 29 Palms, CA. In 1979 they moved to Fresno, CA where he worked for a photography shop for a period of time. In 1995 they moved to Travis City, MI, and in 2001 they moved to the Medford area. While in Medford, he worked as a volunteer for the Commission on Aging, and was instrumental in getting the Taylor County Humane Society Shelter established. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, his cats and dogs.


MEMBER OF: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church of Wausau; Medford Kiwanis Club


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dr. Terrie Flandermeyer or the Town of Holway


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Patgrick Frasher of Wausau & Brian (Laurie) Frasher of Eureka, CA

 

Step-Children: Dawn (Rudy) Dixon of Fresno, CA & Mark (Sherry) Webb of Visalita, CA

 

Step-Grandson: Cody Dixon of Fresno, CA


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 brothers & 3 sisters all residing in California


DECEASED FATHER: Burton Frasher, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Unknown first name, but Mother’s maiden name was Rossi


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Dr. Flandermeyer requests memorial contributions to the Taylor County Humane Society, Medford


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Lee A. Gebert


 

 LEE A. GEBERT AGE: 63
 

ADDRESS: W4858 Allman Ave., Medford, WI 54451; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:55 AM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at his residence in the Town of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 21at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

 

VISITATION: 12 Noon until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 26, 1949 at Medford


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He resided and worked for most of his life in the Medford area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and the Green Bay Packers.


MEMBER OF: Klossner – Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Significant other: Lynette Barton of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Erica (Robert) Butkus of Owen and Dylan Gebert and significant other Kim Cosgrove of Medford


Grandchildren – Jaeden, Dawson and Ashlyn Butkus, Kaylee Gebert


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Lynn (Carol) Gebert of Oconto, Frank Gebert of Wausau, Gary (Lenore) Gebert of Abbotsford, Wayne Gebert of Medford, Elliot (Donna) Gebert of Sheboygan, Lyle (Regina) Gebert of Washington, IN; Sisters – Henrietta Wildman of Wausau & Karen (Kenton) Marti of Watertown, WI


DECEASED FATHER: Frank Gebert DECEASED MOTHER: Beatrice McCarthy


OTHER INFORMATION:


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David O. Carlson


 

David O. Carlson, 76, of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Just Like Home Assisted Living Facility in Colby, Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 3, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Abbotsford. Reverend Marcia Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30 until time of service at the church on Friday and following the service a light lunch will be served at the church. Interment will follow at the Unity Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.

David was born to Oscar and Viola (Schwantes) Carlson on April 11, 1937 at the family farm in Brighton Township, Marathon County. He attended Romeo Grade School and Unity and Colby High Schools. David graduated from Colby High School in 1955. Following graduation, David served in the United States Army including at a station in Germany.

David was an avid sports participant and fan throughout his life. He played varsity high school basketball and baseball and, as an adult, enjoyed umpiring and watching local sporting events in the Unity, Colby and Abbotsford area. He also cheered on the Badgers and the Packers.

David excelled at his role as “Uncle Dave” to his Alaska and Minnesota nieces and nephew, visiting when he could and sending practical gifts for the holidays. While working at ‘Oshkosh B’ Gosh’ he decided the Alaskan nieces and nephew should have insulated overalls. They were thrilled with “Uncle Dave’s” present.

He is survived by his brothers; Robert (Cam) Carlson of Fairbanks, AK, and Douglas Joe (Rita) Carlson of Hastings, MN; Robert and Cam’s children, Kris (Dean Bumstead) Carlson of Bellingham WA, Brett (Jillian Simpson) Carlson of Anchorage, AK, and Kelly (David) Guarino of Carlisle, MA; Joe and Rita’s children, Cassie (Paul) Bjorkstrand, Sam Carlson, and Jessie Carlson all of the Hastings, MN area; and grandnieces and nephew, Anna Stringham, Xan Carlson and Devon Bumstead.

David is preceded in death by his parents.

David and his family greatly appreciated; the extended Carlson and Schwantes families for including Dave in their family gatherings; the Abbotsford Lions Club and Jim Schiferl including him in their club activities, Matt Dietrich for his help and friendship; Bonnie Christner for her help and friendship and especially, Eunice Kleparski and the staff of Just Like Home for their outstanding care of Dave during his illness.


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

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Terry L. Smith


 

TERRY L. SMITH AGE: 64
 

ADDRESS: W6470 State Hwy 64, Medford, WI


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:32 PM Monday, April 15 at Memorial Health Center, ER, Medford where he was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Friday, April 19 at Medford United Methodist Church, Medford, WI

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: 2:00 PM Friday, April 19 at Christ Lutheran Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI

 

VISITATION: 4-8 PM on Thursday, April 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Friday, April 19 at Medford United Methodist Church


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1948 at Menomonie, WI

 

EDUCATION: North Elementary school, Menomonie, and attended Menomonie High School


MARRIAGE: 1st: November of 1974 at Eau Claire to Leona Pierce and they were later divorced; 2nd: January 5, 1990 at Medford to Glatha V. Peters and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked at Presto in Eau Claire, as a truck driver for Lake Area Sanitation in Rice Lake for periods of time. In 1989 he moved to Medford and worked as a truck driver for Bauer Trucking, Roehl Transport of Marshfield, and Peterson Road Construction until retirement in 2009. He loved cars, motorcycles, camping, woodworking, traveling sketch drawing, hockey, his dogs and the Green Bay Packers.


MEMBER OF: Medford United Methodist Church; Teamsters Union

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Glatha Smith of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Tammy Grasley of Merrill & Dawn (Curtis) Hestad of Cameron, WI

 

Step-sons: Steven (Cathern) Piller of Owen & Scott (Kristy) Piller of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lela (Tom) Wilson of Menomonie; Sisters-in-law: Andrea Smith of Durand, Sandy (Larry) Tank of Gleason, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Brian & Kevin Smith; Sister – Neila Smith


SURVIVING PARENTS: Father-in-law: Walter Peters of Medford


DECEASED FATHER: Neil Alvin Smith DECEASED MOTHER: Lila June Wharton


PALLBEARERS: Steve, Scott& Cordell Piller, Curtis Hestad, Roger & Rodney Neubauer, Tom, Brad& Brent Wilson, Mark Welke


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins
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Wilfred "Willie" S. Butler


 

WILFRED “WILLIE” S. BUTLER

 
AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: W9443 Sawyer Ave. Withee Township of Hammel Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:15 P.M. Sunday, April 14 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 18 at the United Methodist Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin


INTERMENT: Molitor Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Molitor


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 18 at the United Methodist Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 20, 1925 in Mellen


EDUCATION: Attended Cozy Valley Grade School in Mellen

 

MARRIAGE: March 27, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Ashland to Caroline M. Higgins and she preceded him in death on October 3, 2004.
 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, Willie worked in Portland and Vancouver’s ship yards until joining the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during the Pacific Theatre from 1944-1946. After returning from the military, he worked at Steel Structures in Ashland for a couple of years, where he built Quonset huts. He then worked at various businesses in Medford such as: Eggert’s, Wisconsin Bottle Gas, Hartwig and Ruesch Funeral Home, Mondeaux Millwork. In 1979 Willie retired from Liberty Homes in Dorchester. In his retirement, he enjoyed chauffeuring his Amish friends. Willie enjoyed watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. He was an avid deer hunter, enjoyed the outdoors, tinkering out and about in his garage. He enjoyed going for car rides with his family and looking out and helping his kids. Wilfred was a very proud American.


MEMBER OF: The United Methodist Church, Medford; Taylor County Farmers Union


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Seven Children: Patricia ( LeRoy) Zittlow of Medford, Donna Hippe of Dorchester, Karen (Kevin) Moberg, Rebecca (Brad) Kalmon, Holly Butler, Clinton (Debra) Butler and Randy Butler all of Medford

Son-In-Law: Floyd Jeans of Milwaukee

CHILDREN DECEASED: Pamela Jeans
Son-In-Law: Robert Hippe
 

14 GRANDCHILDREN


22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN


SURVIVING BROTHER & SISTER: Larry (Judy) Butler of Redville and Lillian (Matt) Brand of Yuma, AZ

Sisters-In-Law: Sally Butler of Long Beach, CA; Zelda Butler of Grandview; and Esther Butler of Sheboygan

BROTHERS DECEASED: Francis, James and William Butler


DECEASED FATHER:Harry C. Butler

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hilda M. Butler ( Maiden Name: Schmidt)


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Ken, Clayton, & Travis Zittlow, Jamie, Jody, & Steve Butler, Christopher Moberg and Jason Hippe

Great-Nephew: Brandon Butler

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

Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Fred L. Gumz


 

 

FRED L. GUMZ AGE: 83
 

ADDRESS: Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:31 PM Sunday, April 14 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 1 day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 17 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Pastor Cathy Burbury
 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date


VISITATION: 3-7 PM on Tuesday, April 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 17


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1930 at the Town of Holton, Marathon County


EDUCATION: Stetsonville area elementary schools


MARRIAGE: June 16, 1956 at Whittlesey to Elaine Dassow and she preceded him in death June 4, 2001


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Throughout his working years he worked at Hurd Millwork, the City of Medford, and retired from Weather Shield Mfg. all in Medford. His special interests were deer hunting, fishing, fixing things and his fruit trees.


MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Lori (Brian) Jalowitz of Medford


Grandchildren – Makayla & Jackson Jalowitz of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dorothy (Don) Scheibe of Stetsonville


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Ed & George Gumz


DECEASED FATHER: Mike Gumz DECEASED MOTHER: Ella Shaefer


OTHER INFORMATION: Special friend – Paul LaBrec of Westboro


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Joseph "Joe" A. Kolecheck


 

JOSEPH “JOE” A. KOLECHECK
 

AGE: 61
 

ADDRESS: W3872 W. Rib Road Westboro Town of Rib Lake Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:38 A.M. Wednesday, April 10 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 19 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski


INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake


VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 18 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Parish prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 19 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake
 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 2, 1952 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Clearview Grade School and was a 1970 graduate of Rib Lake High School


MARRIAGE: October 16, 1982 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Judith M. Sperl and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2005.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Joseph and Judith owned and operated a dairy farm for 28 years. He was then employed my Marathon Cheese for 7 years. During this time he was also a sub at the Medford Post office for a number of years. Joe enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and camping.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Sons: Brad and Jeff Kolecheck both of Westboro


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Francis (Annabelle) Kolecheck of Racine, Mike (Phyllis) Kolecheck of Rib Lake, Doris Romig of Gilman and Barb Bawiec of Milwaukee

Step Sister-In-Law: Dorothy Schopp of Montana
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Dave Kolecheck

2 Step-Brothers: Ed and Roger Schopp and 2 Brothers-In-Law: Ted Romig and Joe Bawice
Step Sister-In-Law: Betty Schopp

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Kolecheck


DECEASED MOTHER: Evelyn Kolecheck (Maiden Name: Carlson)


PALLBEARERS: Paul, Kevin and Kerry Kolecheck, Mark Czekay


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

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Maydell Fern Brockhaus


 

Maydell Fern Brockhaus, 100, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford.
 

Maydell was born January 3, 1913, in Colby to William and Mabel (Gray) Wepfer. She married Harold Brockhaus on June 26, 1942 in Colby.

Maydell is survived by two sons; Peter (Julie Mayrose) Brockhaus of Owen and Paul (Debra) Brockhaus of Colby, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister; Goldy Klepzig of Decatur, IL.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Colby Memorial Cemetery with a luncheon at the Colby Lion’s Shelter immediately after the service. All are welcome.

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

 

 

Jason R. Balla


 

JASON R. BALLA AGE: 40
 

ADDRESS: 798 Stoneridge Dr., Mosinee, WI; A former Placerville, CA & Medford, WI resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:15 PM Thursday, April 4 at his residence in Mosinee where he had resided for the past 3 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20 at First Baptist Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Wipf & Rev. William Hohman


VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20 at First Baptist Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1972 at Marshfield, WI


EDUCATION: Placerville, CA and Medford High School


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He grew up in Placerville, CA and moved to Medford during his high school years. He worked various jobs in the Medford area throughout his life. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, fishing, and sharing his faith.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister - Michelle Dunn of Medford; Step Sisters – Leslie (Tyler) Reed of Milliken, CO, Jenni (Darrell) Gatling of Hawaii, Natalie Arndt of Loveland, CO, Janelle Arndt of Topeka, KS; Step Brothers – Paul (Mae) Arndt of Greenfield, WI, Kyle (Amanda) Arndt of Ashland, WI & Jon (Rose) Arndt of Florida


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Chris Balla in 2001; Step Sister – Melody Arndt in 1992; Brother-in-law: Steve Dunn


SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Paula (Bryan) Arndt of Medford; Maternal Grandfather – Wally Ertl of Medford; Paternal Grandmother– Mary Ann Balla of Placerville, CA


DECEASED PARENTS: Father - Robert A. Balla; Maternal Grandmother – Jo Anne Ertl; Paternal Grandfather – Steve Balla, Sr.


PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Chad Cockerell, Tony Olsen, Larry Etten, Steve Balla


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by niece, Mikaylee & nephews, Michael & Christopher, many aunts, uncles and cousins


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Marian C. Peterson


 

 

MARIAN C. PETERSON AGE: 87
 

ADDRESS: W6400 Quarter Lane, Westboro, WI 54490; A Township of Chelsea resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:45 PM Tuesday, April 9 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 4 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Sunday, April 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro


VISITATION: at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 13 where there will also be a &7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening and also from 12 noon to 12:45 PM on Sunday, April 14


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1925 at Whittlesey, WI


EDUCATION: Winding Brook elementary school, Town of Chelsea, and attended Westboro High School


MARRIAGE: October 1, 1942 at Chelsea, WI to Alvin “Bud” A. Peterson and he preceded her in death April 12, 2004


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she did woods work, farmed in the Town of Chelsea, worked at A & M Mink Ranch of Chelsea, and for 17 years, worked at Tombstone Pizza Corp in Medford until retirement. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with her family.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea; Past President of the Chelsea Ladies Sodality


 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lawrence “Larry” (Sue Noland) Peterson of Medford, Linda (Paul) Bogenschneider of Hendersonville, TN, Lyle (Linda) Peterson of Medford, Luanne (Steven) Fliehs of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters-in-law: Jenny “Elaine” Mayer of Medford, Dorothy Hoveland & Delores “Fenno”Reimann both of Westboro; Brother-in-law: James (Mary Ann) Peterson of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Frank Kestler, Jr. and Florence Jarchow


DECEASED FATHER: Frank Henry Kestler, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Ann Viergutz


PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Richard Bentzler, James Tlusty, Daniel Bogenschneider; Active – Grandsons: Jason Higgins, Eric Fliehs, Miles, Jared, Luke, Ethan & James Peterson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation


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Arthur "Art" H. Gerstberger


 

ARTHUR “ART” H. GERSTBERGER    AGE:  87
 

ADDRESS:  W2606 St. Hwy 102, Rib Lake, WI 54470; A Township of Rib Lake resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  12:55 AM Tuesday, April 9 at Memorial Health Center, Medford where he had been a patient for the past 4 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake where there will also be military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion Post #274   


OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Heffner


INTERMENT:     Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date


VISITATION:  9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 19, 1926 at Rib Lake, WI


EDUCATION: Fawn Valley elementary school, Rib Lake and attended Rib Lake High School


MARRIAGE: August 18, 1962 at Milwaukee to Marlene Milde and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Navy and was a veteran of WW II.  After the service he worked in Iowa for a period of time.  Then he worked at Allen Bradley Co. in Milwaukee for 18 years.  In 1971 they moved to Rib Lake where he farmed for a short time in the Town of Rib Lake, drove truck for Tlusty Beverage Co. in Rib Lake, and drove school bus.  He worked at Weather Shield in Medford for 18 years until retirement.  He enjoyed gardening & playing cribbage. 


MEMBER OF:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake; American Legion post #274, Rib Lake; Past member of Friday Bowling League at Little Bohemia Lanes & Zondlo’s dartball league


SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Marlene Gerstberger of Rib Lake


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Nancy (Rick) Dohrwardt of Rib Lake; Son – Ronald (Kris) Gerstberger of Rib Lake; Grandchildren – Michael & Taran Dohrwardt, Ryne & Nicholas Gerstberger all of Rib Lake


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Elmer (Elsie) Gerstberger of Rib Lake; Sisters – Emma Zimbo of Rib Lake & Betty Quednow of Rib Lake

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – “Sonny” & Otto Gerstberger; Sisters – Esther Kluckman, Alice Zimbo, Edna Rezutek, Marcella Daubert and 2 in infancy


DECEASED FATHER:  Ernst Gerstberger     DECEASED MOTHER:  Gertrude Thone


OTHER INFORMATION:  Further survived by many nieces and nephews


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Kathryn M. Ziegler Everson


 

KATHRYN M. ZIEGLER EVERSON     AGE:  89
 

ADDRESS:  4210 Crownwood Drive, Seabrook, Texas; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  5:45 AM Monday, April 08, 2013 at her residence in Seabrook, TX

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:30 PM Saturday, April 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING:  Fr. Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT:   Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford 

 

VISITATION:  Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 6 PM on Friday, April 12 where there will also be a 6:00 PM Catholic prayer/rosary service held and also at church from 12:30 PM until 1:15 PM on Saturday, April 13

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 16, 1924 at Medford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools & graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: May 14, 1950 at Las Vegas, NV to Carl Everson and he preceded her in death August 3, 2000


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage she resided in CA while serving in the US Navy (WAVES) from 1944   - 1946.   After her marriage she worked as a housewife and mother in her home raising her 4 children.  She enjoyed gardening, garage sales and collecting dolls and loved her dogs, was an animal person, spending time with family.  


MEMBER OF:  St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nassau Bay, Texas

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Patricia Ann Everson of Seabrook; Sons – Mike (Kelly) Everson of Houston, TX & Robert Everson of Seabrook, Texas


CHILDREN DECEASED:  Daughters – Linda M. Everson in 1978


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  Ryan (Lisa Obradovich) Everson of Milwaukee & Travis (Christine) Everson of Houston, TX        


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Charles (Ruth) Ziegler of Appleton


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Barbara McWilliams, Elizabeth Kuss, Anna Schaefer, Mary Ziegler; Brothers – John & Joseph, Jr. Ziegler


DECEASED FATHER:  Joseph Ziegler, Sr.     DECEASED MOTHER:  Katharina Demleitner


PALLBEARERS:  Grandsons – Ryan & Travis Everson & other family members


OTHER INFORMATION:  Further survived by numerous nieces & nephews


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Robert "Bob" L. Tripp


 

ROBERT “BOB” L. TRIPP  
 
AGE:  91


ADDRESS:  645 Maple Court #103 Rib Lake; Former Town of Spirit Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  10:27 A.M. Sunday, April 7 at his residence


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 12 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski

INTERMENT:   Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit, where full military honors will be performed 


VISITATION:  4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 11 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 12 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 4, 1921 at Tomahawk


EDUCATION: Attended grade school in Tomahawk, moved to Spirit in 1928 where he attended Stone Lake grade school


MARRIAGE: June 22, 1946 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church to Myrtle Ruth Olson and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2009.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school he worked on his parent’s farm. He then moved to Arlington Heights and worked for a creamery package company for a period of time. Bob then enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving from 1942-1945. After his time in the service, he came back to Spirit where he met Myrtle on a blind date, where they were then married for 63 years. They owned and operated a dairy farm for 10 years, where he was also a logger. Bob was then employed by Magnuson Bros.  Fur Farm for 34 years, last working as an outdoor supervisor until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed playing cards & belonged to various card clubs in the Town of Spirit. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, traveling, camping and going to dances.

 
MEMBER OF:  Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake; Spirit American Legion Post#452; Southern Price County V.F.W. Post# 8491; Catholic Order of Foresters; St. John’s Court#823;  Town of Spirit Clerk from 1962-1975; Chairman for the Town of Spirit from 1979-1997. Past president of the Wisconsin Township, Price County Unit.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Patricia (John) Heiser of Rib Lake and Kathleen (Eugene) Kukla of Oconomowoc
Daughter-In-Law: Dawn Tripp of Marshfield

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Robert Tripp

Daughter: Kristie Degenhardt
Grandson: Scott Rabehl
Sister-In-Law: Hazel Tripp

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Jamie (Brenda) Heiser of Rib Lake, Jeffrey (Sheila) Heiser of Rib Lake and Sheldon (Significant Other: Bobbi Pipkorn) of Chippewa Falls

7   GR-GRANDCHILDREN         


SURVIVING BROTHERS: Willard Tripp of phoenix, AZ and Donald (Esther) Tripp of Oshkosh

Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Lloyd Tripp


DECEASED MOTHER: Regina Tripp (Maiden Name: Schmidt)
 

PALLBEARERS: John, Jamie and Jeffrey Heiser, Sheldon Rabehl, Eugene Kukla and Herbert Magnuson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bob’s family that will be used for several charities. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Roland "Barney" Voelker


 

Roland “Barney” Voelker, age 102, of Abbotsford, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Roland was born May 12, 1910 to August and Anna (Koeser) Voelker outside of Colby. He received his education at a school house in rural Colby. Roland and Marchia Flick were joined in marriage on August 10, 1932. He was a blacksmith in Abbotsford until retirement at the age of 93. Roland enjoyed fishing and working.

He is survived by his children: John Voelker in California, Alice (Late Duane) Socwell of South Dakota, and Richard (Pat) Voelker of Abbotsford; his grandchildren: Dawn, Diane, David, Todd, Bruce and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Roland is preceded in death by his wife, Marchia, and his brothers and sisters: Elmer Voelker, Caroline Voelker, Oscar Voelker, Marvin Voelker, and Norma Flick.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (6023 Hwy. 13 North of Dorchester). A private burial was held in the Colby Memorial Cemetery.
 

Arvin E. Apfelbeck


 

Arvin E. Apfelbeck

Age 88, of Dorchester, passed away March 31, 2013 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford lovingly surrounded by his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Rev. Charles Hiebl, a cousin of Arvin and Margaret, will officiate.  A private family committal service will be held at a later date.  Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church in Dorchester from 9AM until time of services.  Acting as pallbearers will be Joshua Dietze, Megan Dietze, Danny Grennier, Molly Grennier, Candice Thorson, Jason Fettes and Jeffery Fettes.

Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services in Spencer is assisting his family.

Arvin was born August 5, 1924 in the town of Hull, Marathon County,  son of the late Albert  and Anna (Pecher) Apfelbeck. He attended Rusk School, a one room school, until the 7th grade then one year at St. Mary’s Parochial School in Colby.  After that he worked alongside his father on the family farm.  On June 2, 1962, he married Margaret Hiebl at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan.  Arvin drove a milk route for a period of time.  In 1965 he bought his father-in-law’s dairy farm located in the town of Johnson, Marathon County.  Arvin farmed full time with his devoted wife at his side. He retired from farming in 1991 and sold the farm later moving to the village of Dorchester.  Retired but not tired Arvin then started working for the Village of Dorchester and worked weekends as a security guard for Hurd Millwork in Medford until his health would not allow. 

To those that knew him, Arvin was both a hardworking man and a man of few words. He loved to tinker and fix things on farm machinery.  His hobbies included bowling for the local senior citizen league, playing on the St. Thomas Dartball League and playing sheepshead with family and friends.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of over 50 years, Margaret Apfelbeck of Dorchester; three children: Joan (Dan) Grennier of Milwaukee; Jean (Robert) Lounsbrough of Sparta and Thomas (Heidi) Apfelbeck of Medford; five grandchildren: Molly, Danny, Joshua, Megan and Candice; three step-grandchildren: Heidi, Jason and Jeffery; one great granddaughter Olivia and one step-great grandson Hayden; two brothers: James Apfelbeck of Park Falls and Clem Apfelbeck of Mayville along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arvin was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Anna Apfelbeck, a sister and brother-in-law: Alberta and Marvin Endries and a sister-in-law Rosie Apfelbeck.

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Lloyd A. Lindahl


 

 LLOYD A. LINDAHL    AGE:  60
 

ADDRESS:  205 E. Swift Ave., Stetsonville, WI 54480


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  pronounced at 9:32 AM on Monday, April 1 at his residence in the Village of Stetsonville


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, April 5 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed


OFFICIATING:  Rev. James H. Babler


VISITATION:  4-8 PM on Thursday, April 4 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, April 5


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 15, 1952 at Medford


EDUCATION: Pleasant Heights Elementary School and was a 1970 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: April 28, 1978 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Gail L. Christianson and they were later divorced


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he spent 25 years as a member of the Medford National Guard, 31 years working at Tombstone Pizza as a truck driver, dispatcher and supervisor.  Most recently he had worked as a dispatcher for Blume Farms Trucking, Roehl Trucking, and at the time of his death he was dispatching for Horst Trucking of Dorchester.  He also tended bar for the Simek Recreation Center & Lounge Around in Medford.  He also did custom cooking work for various local functions.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing & playing cards. 


MEMBER OF:  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he was a past church council member; Ducks Unlimited; Lifetime NRA Member; Past President of Chelsea Bowmen, North Woods Archers & Taylor County Sportsman’s Club


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Sons – Eric (partner-Donny Baiocchi) Lindahl of Chicago, IL & Adam (Mindy) Lindahl of Medford; Daughter – Darcy (Jeremy) Wall of Fairchild, WI

 

Grandchildren – Cory & Kayelee Lindahl of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Beverly (Dale) Schroeder of Stevens Point; Brother – Steve (Gloria) Lindahl of Medford


SURVIVING PARENTS:  Walter “Butch” & Shirley (Kleist) Lindahl of Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford


PALLBEARERS:  Larry Roiger, Jack Johnson, Mike Ecklund, Adam Lindahl, Jon Kleist


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the family for a future designation


 

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Danielle "Nellie" A. Ellis


 

DANIELLE “NELLIE” A. ELLIS 
 
AGE:  39


ADDRESS:  N2495 State Highway 64, Medford; Town of Hammel Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  7:40 A.M. Monday, April 1 at the Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 2 days, while being surrounded by her loving family.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 5 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger  


VISITATION:  10:30 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Friday, April 5 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1973 in Medford


EDUCATION: Graduate of Abbotsford High School


MARRIAGE: September 18, 1999 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to James “Jim” J. Ellis and he survives

 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During high school Nellie worked at Hardees in Abbotsford. She then worked at Tombstone Pizza in Medford for 21 years until ill health. She enjoyed social networking, scrapbooking, and crossword puzzles. She was an avid Packer fan and was interested in the simple life and the Amish culture.

 
MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” J. Ellis of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Allen J. Ellis Polzin, Emma R. Ellis and Maddie J. Ellis all of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Jamie (Fiancé Denise Olson) Peterson of Medford and Amy (Andrew) Rudolph of Medford


SURVIVING PARENTS:  Brian and Marla (Maiden Name: Ryskoski) Peterson of Medford


Father and Mother-In-Law: Joe (Virginia) Ellis of Medford


Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends


URNBEARER: Her husband Jim

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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Lempi L. Storm


 

LEMPI L. STORM     AGE:  91
 

ADDRESS:  Golden Living Center-Golden Age, Tomahawk, WI; A former Ogema area resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  7:29 PM Sunday, March 31 at Golden Living Center-Golden Age, Tomahawk where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Thursday, April 4 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING:  Rev. Dr. Gary Uttech


INTERMENT:    Leavitt Creek Cemetery, Town of Hill


VISITATION:  Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Thursday, April 4


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1921 at Ogema, WI


EDUCATION: Levitt Creek School, Town of Hill


MARRIAGE: November 12, 1938 at Ogema, WI to George E. Storm and he preceded her in death December 25, 1997


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Hill many years until their retirement in 1981.  She moved to Rhinelander to reside with her daughter in July of 2008 and entered the nursing home in Tomahawk in July of 2010.  She enjoyed baking, embroidery, reading and feeding the birds.


MEMBER OF:  Trinity Lutheran Church, Prentice, WI


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Susan (Ken) Zettler of Rhinelander


Grandson – Jason Vanden Elzen of Wausau

 

Further survived by numerous nieces and nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Sulo & Bernard Hammar; Sisters – Gladys Lindsey & Sylvia Krupicka


DECEASED FATHER:   Hans Hammar    DECEASED MOTHER:  Martha Lassila


PALLBEARERS:  Jason Vanden Elzen, Jeff Roberts, Tim Zettler, Roger Bergman


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

Jonathon Levi Leggett


JONATHON LEVI LEGGETT


 

AGE:  8 weeks into pregnancy


ADDRESS:  900 Fayette Ave, Rib Lake

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  March 2, 2013


 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Family and friends are welcome to come help us mourn Jonathon’s passing and share hopes and dreams we had for him on Saturday, April 6 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake at 2:00 P.M.


 

OFFICIATING:  Pastor McMillan of Park City Baptist Church


 

VISITATION:  1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 6 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 19, 2013


 

SURVIVING PARENTS:  Bill and Jennifer Leggett of Rib Lake


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Angelisa, Micheal, Brooke, Shane, Wade, Hunter, and Parker Leggett all of Rib Lake

 

GRANDPARENTS: Paternal Grandmother: Geneva (Rich) Pocock of Rib Lake


 

Maternal Grandmother: Kathryn (Kit) Droste of Merrillan


 

Maternal Grandfather: Mike Sova of Jump River


 

Paternal Great-Grandfather: Lloyd Stines of Correctional, IA


 

Also survived by 4 Aunts, 2 Uncles, 1 Nephew and 10 Cousins  


 

OTHER INFORMATION:  Psalm 139:13     For thou hast possessed my reigns: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Fryderyk (Fred) Kulinski


 

  Fryderyk (Fred) Kulinski went home to his creator, at his home, while under the care of special angels from Hope Hospice of Medford and his wife Harriet and son Fabian on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
  Fred was born (Anno Domini) September 18, 1922 at Janow Lubelski, in the District of Lublin Poland. He was a child of the union of the nobleman Karol Kulinski and Katarzyna Lokaj of noble Hungarian roots.
  He graduated in the spring of 1939, was a star athlete in soccer and a tutor at his High School in French and Latin. Fred also had high academic grades in Geography and History. Through the course of his life, he became proficient in several languages. He was to enter the University in the fall, when on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland and Axis ally Russia invaded Poland on September 17, 1939. The war took everything from him, but he never complained and always kept a cheerfull disposition. He was hiding from forced conscription into the Communist forces, because the Communists put the conscripts on the front lines and forced them to fight against their own countrymen.
  Germany ended the alliance with Russia and the city he was hiding in was bombed by the German Luftwaffe. Buried unharmed in the rubble of a building, he was discovered by Germans clearing the roadways for supply and troop movements. He was shuttled through interogation and detention centers and wound up in a forced labor center at Zeits near Gera,(Sachsen Anhalt) Germany.
   In 1943, he received word of his fathers death at the hands of Soviet agents.
He devised a plan and escaped. With the aid of some Croatian freedom fighters, he made his way to Krakow, Poland. There he managed to board a train for Lublin. At a checkpoint, he was discovered by the Gestapo, beaten and interrogated, and returned to a Strafflager near Gera, where he remained until the end of the war.
  When the allies liberated the camps in 1945 and Stalin was allowed to take over Poland, he was unable to return home (because of Communist atrocities) and decided to head west, to an allied refugee pooling area at Leipzig Germany.
  From there he went to a refugee center at Goppingen, Germany where he met the beautiful Jadwiga (Harriet) Anna, Bak, a refugee from Lwow, Poland. They married February 12, 1946 at Goppingen and he enlisted and trained with the Allied Foreign Service Force to become an MP guarding vital USAF supply Depots at Landsberg and other allied facilities in different locations, serving until 1953. There were 12 refugee DP camps they were shuttled through after the war. Three children were born in these camps. Besides the Goppingen DP (Displaced Persons)camp, there was Fligerhorst, Wurtembberg, Schwabish Hall (where Marie was born), Schwabish Gmund, Ludwigsburg, Heilbronn (where Christopher was born), Dillingen, Hochfeld, Landsberg, Kaiserslautern and Augsburg (where Julian was born). He began working as a mason on refugee housing projects in 1954, where they received one of the apartments that he worked on at (Augsburg,Bayern/Bavaria) Germany in 1954. He applied for US immigration visa status for the family in 1954 (a long process) and they finally boarded the MS Berlin at Hamburg in May of 1959.  

  After arriving at New York following the 11 day voyage, they saw the Statue of Liberty as they pulled into port. Via the Nickle Road Rail system through Buffalo/Detroit and Chicago to Duluth, they arrived at Lublin, WI in May of 1959 with nothing but a few clothes and family memorabilia, to the Walter and Julia Klosowski farm, who had sponsored the family, through Catholic Relief Services. Fred and family worked on the farm, and he also worked at the Winger Dairy in Lublin where he learned the art of cheesemaking from his friend Leon Andruszkiewicz. He then worked at the Belinger Dairy and in later years at the Lombard Dairy. In 1960 their son Albert was born, in the land of freedom and opportunity. In 1963 Fred and his wife purchased their first farm the 60 acres from their sponsors Julia and Walter Klosowski. Fred started working as the Lublin School custodian in 1964 and continued working on the farm. In 1966, their son Fabian was born in the USA. In 1967 they purchased their second farm and in 1983 a third. In 1968 Fred started working for the Frederick Post Co. of Owen as a Fireman/Watchman alongside his friend Buster Roland. In 1979 the ever-increasing workload on the farm and a work place related injury caused Fred to concentrate on the farm.
  In 1980 Fred made a return to Poland, to see his ailing 99 year old mother and was informed of the horrors that the rest of his WWII surviving family members lived through under Communism. Fred continued to farm until 1999.
  In his spare time, he enjoyed playing chess and could have given chess master Boris Spasky, a run for his money. He also liked to fish and enjoyed his once a year birthday trip to the casino. Fred had a unique sense of humor and never left the cookie jar full.
  He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Harriet, daughter Marie (Jim) Lind of Fairchild, sons: Christopher (Jill Daniels) of Withee, Julian (Viki) Kulinski of Withee, and Fabian of Lublin. Grandchildren: Caryn and (Jeff) Henrich of Merrill, Nicole DeLashmutt and Lamont and (Paula) Friedel of Fairchild, Elijah of Tokyo Japan, Alissa of Madison, Aaron of Withee, Kayla and Logan Kulinski of Bonnie IL. Greatgrandchildren: Alissa, Dillon, Sera, Ashlynd and Ethan.
  He is further survived by a nephew Slawomir and (Janina) Kulinski and two nieces Janina and (Jan) Gora and Irena Wybranska and their families, all of Poland; Brother- in- law: John (Josephine) Bak and Family of Marion WI.
  He was preceded in death by his parents Karol and Katarzyna, a brother Henryk, of Poland. He was also preceded by a son, Albert of Lublin, WI in 1976. 
  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00pm at Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp with Rev. Marion Talaga officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 1:00pm until time of service at the funeral home.

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