DIANE C. RIEMER
ADDRESS: Cedar Court Apts., 617 W. Cedar St., #15, Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:06 P.M. Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Colonial Center Nursing Home in Colby WI where she had resided for the past 2 weeks
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Pastors Kelly Taylor-Schaus & Nancy AmacherINTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery
VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 1
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 26, 1943 in the Town of Medford
EDUCATION: Anderson Elementary School, Town of Medford & attended Medford High School
MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1963 at Medford to Elvin Raasch, Sr. and they were later divorced
2nd: In 1978 at Medford to William “Bill” Riemer and they were later divorced
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a bartender and bar owner in the Medford for 29 years & loved erery minute of it. She enjoyed flower gardening, dancing, polka music, decorating for the Holidays, spending time with her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Stepping Stones Shelter of Medford was important in her life.
MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford; Taylor County Tavern League
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Gale) Raasch of Stetsonville, Cyndy (Mike) Sherlock of Valparaiso, IN, Nancy (Bob) Simoneaux of Roy, WA, Elvin Raasch, Jr. & fiancé - Laura of Grand Rapids, MI, Bill Riemer, Jr. & special friend Kathie of Wausau
Grandchildren – Christina, Erick, Shawndee, Bobbi Jo, Levi, Jaclyn, Alyson, Carly, Jason, Jessica, Joy & William
CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Catherine Sherlock; 3 Great-Grandchildren: Amanda Stansbery, Erica Simoneaux, Eli Zimmerman
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sheryl (Larry) Brandner of Medford, Ray (Arlys) Piller of Trego
Sister-in-law: Debbie Piller of Clear Lake, WI; Special Friend – Janet Betz of Medford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Cynthia Gengler & Wayne Piller
DECEASED FATHER: Arthur Gustav Piller
DECEASED MOTHER: Linda Mary Schwarting
PALLBEARERS: Jim Metz, Shawn Hana, Dale Prochnow, Jr., Tim Leader, Gary & Mark Piller
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Stepping Stone, Inc. of Medford; Further survived by her dog - Chance
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IDA C. PAGEL
ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson St. Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:53 P.M. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 16 years
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 2, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger
INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery
VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 2, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 22, 1913 in Medford
EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area High School and Medford Area Elementary School
MARRIAGE: November 9, 1932 in Medford to Clarence H. Pagel and he preceded her in death in 1988
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, Ida and her husband bought some land and built their own home. There she was a home maker and would do custom sewing for people in the area. Ida liked doing cross stitching, playing cards, reading, canning, baking, making homemade bread and enjoyed watching game shows.
MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where she was a member of the Priscilla Club and part of the Ladies of Immanuel group
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Marlene (Daniel) Drumel of Wind Lake, Jan (William) Quello of Las Vegas, NV, and Donald (Lorraine) Pagel of Dallas, TX
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Mildred Winkel, Elsie Paugel, Mabel Thiel, Lenora Langteau, Walter Winkel and Christ Winkel
DECEASED FATHER: Christ Ernest Winkel
DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Wilhelmina (Rasler) Winkel
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Angus Donald Lamont passed away on Monday, June 23, with family members present. Angus, known as “Angie” or “Bud,” was born to Angus Edgar Lamont and Mary Katherine (Katy Riplinger) Lamont on June 3, 1920, in Colby. He attended the country school located near the family farm 1 1/2 miles south of Colby. Angus later attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Colby High School.
In 1942, Angus served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he became known as “Gus.” He was stationed in northern Africa and Italy for the duration of the war. The high point of his tour in Italy was the opportunity to meet Pope Pius XII, and kiss the Papal ring. Angus was discharged in 1945, at which time he returned home to Colby. Angus and his father operated the Lamonts’ Service Station in Colby for many years.
On November 16, 1946, Angus married Virginia Firnstahl at St. Mary’s Church in Colby. Together they celebrated over 66 years of marriage, lovingly sharing all aspects of their lives with each other. In 1959, he became a rural mail carrier, becoming friends with the many people for whom he delivered mail. Angus retired in 1982, after twenty-three years of service. Angus also worked part-time at the Colby Box Board, which later became the Packaging Corporation of America.
Angus was an active member of the Colby community. He was a volunteer fireman, an ambulance driver, a religious education teacher, and an active member and officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, as well as other community and church organizations. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, camping, and collecting and growing a variety of hosta plants.
Angus is survived by his five children: Kathy (Jim) Harris of Bear Valley, Mary (David) Enright of Port
Washington, Donna (Craig) Marvin of Des Moines, Peg (Dr. Tim) Harvey of Greenwood, and Michael Lamont of Madison; eight grandchildren: Jodi (Brian) Clarson, Molly Harris, Megan (Nic) Jacoby, Mike (Rachel) Enright, Taylor Marvin, Kevin Marvin, Logan Marvin; and four great-grandchildren: Mike Clarson, Chelsea Clarson, Brady Clarson, and Kennedy Enright. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his parents (Angus and Katy Lamont), two brothers (Donald and Malcolm), one sister (Katherine Cattanach), an infant granddaughter, and his daughter-in-law (Anne Lamont).
Angus will be remembered for his love of family, life, and learning. He had a keen sense of humor, which he maintained until his final days. Angus had a way of bringing smiles to people’s faces. He touched many lives. He will be missed dearly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Colby with a Rosary Service at 4 p.m. and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday. Military Honors provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.
David U. Miller, age 58, of rural Medford, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Hopkinsville, KY. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Duane Witmer and Pastor Daryl Neunschwander will officiate. Burial will be held in Pine Hill Cemetery, Mayville Township. Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, June 24 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM and 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the church and on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until time of service.
David was born on October 26, 1955 in Middlefield, OH, the son of Uria and Martha Miller. He was united in marriage to Ida Yoder on April 20, 1989 in North Carolina. David was a member of the Cornerstone Chapel in Dorchester.
David is survived by his wife, Ida; eight children: Matthew, David Jr., Michael (Jenna), Dorcas, Timothy, Titus, Talitha and Melody; his parents, Uria and Martha of Horse Cave, KY. He is further survived by his siblings: Dan (Katie), Bill (Susie), Barbara (Daniel) Byler, Susan (Mahlon) Byler, Sara all of Horse Cave, KY and Mary (Clarence) Miller of Middlefield, OH.
Gerald Lee Fasbender, 56, of Hannibal, died Saturday, June 21,
2014 at his home under the care of Hope Hospice. He was born on
July 5, 1957 in Chippewa Falls to Robert and Sylvia (Helland)
Fasbender. Jerry grew up in Jim Falls and attended Chi High. After
school he became a logger and was in the timber industry his whole
On March 31, 1978 he was united in marriage to Joni Anderson at
the Anson Church. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman with hunting and
fishing his greatest pleasure.
He is survived by his wife, Joni and son Lee both of Hannibal, his
parents, Robert and Sylvia Fasbender of Cornell, three brothers,
Wayne (Jodi) and Dan (Lorraine) Fasbender, both of Cornell, and
Ron (Debbie) Fasbender of Eau Claire, one sister, Julie (Ken)
Tarbox of Cadott and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Sima will officiate. Visitation
will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday and one hour prior to services
at the funeral home.
Norman Wicke, 90, of Hannibal, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Lake
Manor assisted living in Ladysmith. He was born on May 24, 1924 in
Westboro, the son of the late Arthur and Florence (St. John) Wicke.
Norman was raised there and graduated from Westboro High.
Norman went into the Army and served in WWII. He spent time in France
in the Battle of the Bulge. He then was transferred to the Philippines and
Japan before serving a month on board USS Randle. Norman received 2
bronze battle stars, a European ribbon, an Asian ribbon, a Good
Gundback ribbon, 3 over seas bars and a certificate from the country of
France for his service.
He then lived in Medford and married Joyce Bosteder on November 8,
1946. The couple moved to Hannibal where Norman was a mechanic and
ran the Texaco Station there. Norman also raised cattle until his
retirement. He was a member of the Jump River VFW.
He is survived by his children, Ronald (Diane) Wicke of Jump River,
Robert (Darlene) Wicke of Hannibal, Debbie James of Hannibal, John
(Lou) Wicke of Princeton, MN and Lori (William) Stine of Bruce, a son in
law, David Sotak of Ladysmith 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren,
his sisters, Alice Lomatsch and Rosie Noller both of Fond du Lac, Betty
Hendrickson of Marshfield and Christine Best of Mondovi.
Norm is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (2008), parents, two
daughters, Nancy Wicke and Donna Sotak, sisters, Leona and Ida and a
Funeral services will be at 11AM on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the
Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery-Jump River
with military rites by the Jump River VFW Post #2977. Visitation will be
from 4 until 8 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home and one hour
prior to services Saturday.
CLARENCE E. JUDNIC
ADDRESS: 620 Williams Court, Medford; City of Medford Resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 18 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 1 month.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:30 P.M. Saturday June 21, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team
OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin
INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood
VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday June 20, at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 12:00 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. Saturday, June 21, at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 8, 1927 in the Township of Greenwood
EDUCATION: Buddy School in the Township of Greenwood
MARRIAGE: September 30, 1950 at St. Ann’s in the Township of Greenwood to Marcella L. Imbach
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Clarence helped on his parent’s farm. He then worked for the Rural Electric Association for a period of time. He was then drafted in U.S. Army in January 1949 until December 1949. After his marriage he worked for Harold Christianson in Abbotsford for about 2 years. Clarence then owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Greenwood for 40 years until his retirement. After retiring, he moved to Medford in 1991. Clarence enjoyed reading, watching football and being with his family.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Past Member: St. John’s the Baptist Church, St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Rib Lake Knights of Columbus
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Marcella L. Judnic of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 5 Sons: Mike of Rib Lake, James (Deb) of Whittlesey, Robert of Farmington, Minnesota, Tom (Carol) of Medford and Gary (Cheryl) of Spencer
2 Daughters: Mary (Dennis) Gebert and Audrey (Pat) Noland both of Medford
Son-In-Law: Bob Gebert
CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Patricia “Pat” Gebert in 2008
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 and 2 Step-Grandchildren
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 12 and 4 Step Great-Grandchildren
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Angeline Strebig of Medford, Rose Schilling of Chicago, Illinois, Betty Imbach of Whittlesey, Lester (Marilyn) Judnic of Merrill and Harvey (Arlene) Judnic of Rib Lake
Sister-In-Law: Ruth Judnic of Medford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joe and Carl Judnic, Mary Nezval, and one sister in infancy
DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Judnic
DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Judnic (Maiden Name: Mauser)
PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Jason, Cody and Amanda Judnic, Nathan Gebert, Jennifer Winterhack and Travis Noland
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Parish or to be used for masses
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Sandra “Sandy” J. Kremsreiter, age 47, of Athens, passed away Thursday , June 12, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, with her family and friends by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. Father Dan Hackel and Father Charles Heibl will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a prayer service at 5:00 pm and again on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. A meal will follow the service and burial will follow in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Wuertzburg. Pallbearers will be: Seth Bolz, John Smola, Cody Kremsreiter, Max Henrickson, Michelle Born and Lucas Fuchs
Sandy was born on August 17, 1966 to George and Joyce (Cherney) Nelson in Medford, Wisconsin. She attended Medford Public Schools and was a graduate of Medford High School and attended NTC. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant license and worked at Mount View Care Center in Wausau, Clark County Health Care Center in Owen and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. At Saint Joseph’s in Marshfield, her dream of working in pediatrics came true.
She is survived by her husband; Randy Kremsreiter, son; Seth Bolz of Warrensburg, MO, daughters; Randee and Sunnee Kremsreiter of Athens, step-son; Cody Kremsreiter of Medford and two grandchildren who are “the cutest babies in the world”, brothers; Guy Nelson of Medford and Jay Nelson of Estero, FL, aunts; Janet Doriot of Medford and Judy Luebeck of New London.
Sandy is preceded in death by her parents and a brother; Mark.
Sandy’s final gift to the world was being an organ donor and enriching the lives of people as far away as Ohio, Texas and California. Hopefully they all see the light and become die hard Packer fans.
She will be greatly missed by many!
Emil W. Untiedt Jr., 78 of Colby, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, WI. Burial will be in the Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby.
Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Emil was born August 26, 1935 in the Town of Green Grove to Emil W. and Viola (Krueger) Untiedt Sr.
Emil attended grade school in Green Grove and was a 1953 graduate of Colby High School. After high school he hauled canned milk and then enlisted in the US Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957. Emil returned home from the US Army and helped his parent’s farm. Emil married the former Carol Kohnhorst on July 11, 1959 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Together they built a house and resided on the home farm.
Emil did various farm related jobs such as crop hauling and spraying the crops and from 1971 to 1974. He worked for Meigs Asphalt in Abbotsford hauling asphalt and in 1978 he hauled whey from AMPI . Emil started his own business in the fall of 1979 doing custom irrigation work.
He is survived by his children; Charmaine Untiedt of Madison, Steven (Christine) Untiedt of Abbotsford and Keith (Tammy) Untiedt of Curtiss, grandchildren; Amanda, Reven, Ryan, Tommy and Alyssa, and special friend; Phyllis Krivitz of Colby.
Preceding him in death were his wife; Carol on November 2, 2004, parents; Emil and Viola Untiedt, brother; Greg Untiedt and a daughter; Nancy in infancy.
He enjoyed farming, snowmobiling, softball and horse riding.
Emil was instrumental in starting the Atwood Ball Park and was a founding member of the Boomtown Snow Chasers Snowmobile Club in Curtiss which started in the 1960’s.
Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com
Roger Dale Slusser 61, of Dorchester passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at his residence in Dorchester. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Colby VFW clubhouse in Colby. Visitation will be on Saturday, from 12:00 noon until the time of services at the clubhouse.
Roger was born on July 17, 1952 in Hammond, IN to Kenneth G. and Erma J. (Allen) Slusser. He attended Colby High School. After high school Roger enlisted in the US Army until his honorable discharge, Roger then worked at the Louisiana Pacific Lumber Mill in Goodman, WI. In 1977 he moved back to the Owen area to help on his parent’s farm, and in 1980 he moved to Dorchester and worked at the lumber mill there and then he moved back to the Owen area and worked at Colby Metals and Gottchalk Brothers, Inc in Edgar as a welder. His last employment was working security for mink farms in the area.
Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, collecting guns and knives and telling stories.
He is survived by his daughter; Anna B. Slusser of Greenwood, sons; Kenneth R. Slusser of Owen, Michael Slusser of New London and Oak (Liz) Slusser of New London, siblings; Barb (Dennis) Richardson of Gary, IN, Cheryl Lynn Slusser of Elk Mound, Laura (Travis) Jenks of Marshfield, Paula Burns of Medford and Larry Slusser of Manitowoc, 7 grandchildren, 21 nieces and nephews and best friend; Randy Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Glenn Slusser and two sisters; Joan Clark and Theresa Slusser.
Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is assisting the family with arrangements.
Orville D. Schuette, age 91, of Marshfield formerly of Curtiss, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 12:00 noon Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery, South Green Grove.
Orville was born March 14, 1923 on the home farm in the Town of Beaver, Clark County to Hugo and (Hulda) Schuette.
He attended Oak Grove grade school and was a 1940 graduate of Colby High School. After high school he worked on the family farm and in a cheese factory. In 1941 Orville went to North Dakota and worked in the grain fields for four months. In May of 1942 he worked for the Laufenburg Roofing Company of Milwaukee at Camp McCoy, WI and at Camp Ellis, IL. Orville enlisted in the US Army in January 1943 and was a corporal and also a German language interpreter in WW II, he was shipped to England in November 1944 and later fought in the Battle of the Bulge and on the Siegfried line on February 7. Orville returned to New York on August 19 on the Queen Mary and then finally home on September 1. He received an honorable discharge on November 7, 1945. Orville served with the 76th Infantry Division through three campaigns in Germany, He received the Bronze Star citation for service.
Orville married the former Kathryn Peterson on June 28, 1947 at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Green Grove. Together the couple moved to Rockford, IL and Orville did carpenter work, they came home in 1951 and took over the home farm until 1967 when they sold the farm due to health problems. He then sold and installed Patz barn equipment from 1961 to 1978 and also built barn additions. They then moved to the Village of Curtiss and Orville worked at the Clark County Health Care Center for four years. He started as a sub mail carrier on the Curtiss and Abbotsford routes in 1972 and retired in 1989 as a full time carrier.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn of Marshfield daughter, Jeanne (Franklin) Hedberg of Branson, MO, grandchildren, Jerrianne (Gary) Ovaska of Ironwood, MI, Jason (Sara) Skrzeczkoski of Spencer and Michael Schuette of Madison, seven great-grandchildren, Katie Heiden, Sawyer Taylor, Adam Skrzeczkoski, Amanda Skrzeczkoski, Shawna Young, Gunnar Ovaska, Mikayla Ovaska and a great-great-grandson, Mason Heiden. He is further survived by his siblings, Merlin (Florence) Schuette and Arlene (Calvin) Schulz and several nieces and nephews.
Orville is preceded in death by his parents, son; James Schuette and sisters; Evelyn (Paul) Schlinsog and Ethel (Francis) Gerber.
Orville was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and its church choir and served on the church councils of Saint Luke’s, Saint Paul’s and Christ Lutheran Churches. He also was a member of the Lutheran Layman’s League for over 60 years serving as president of zone 10, also served on the Board of Directors of Northern Wisconsin District for 18 years and was honored with Layman of the Year award in 2006. Orville was a member of Colby VFW Post 2227 and the Curtiss Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award in 1996, he also volunteered for the Orphan’s Grain Train.
Orville enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, playing cards and was a WWII enthusiast.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements. www.maurinaschilling.com
DONOVAN “SPOOK” P. SYNOL
ADDRESS: N3890 Grahl Drive Medford, Township of Browning resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:12 A.M. Monday June 9, at his residence in the Town of Browning under the loving care of his family.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held
VISITATION: Memorial Visitation will be 1P.M. to 3P.M. Saturday June 14, at the Medford VFW Club with military honors performed by Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post# 5729 at 3P.M.
INTERMENT: Private graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1948 in Medford
EDUCATION: Clearview Elementary School, Rib Lake and attended Rib Lake High School, attended Auto Body School
MARRIAGE: July 3. 1971 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford to Dorothy “Jo” Jauernig and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During his senior year Donovan was drafted into the army and served from 1968 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. Donovan worked at K & W Body Shop in Medford for a period of time. He then worked at KB Body Shop in Merrill for a number of years. Donovan then worked at Feddick Ford in Abbotsford until his retirement. He enjoyed NASCAR races, golf, bowling, tinkering with cars and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
MEMBER OF: Landua-Jensen American Legion Post # 147, Medford and Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dorothy “Jo” M. Synol of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dana (Buck) Smith of Medford and Dani (Tyler) Bergeson of Wausau
CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Derek Synol in 1986
LIVING GRANDDAUGHTERS: Kendra, Brooke and Myah Smith, Madisyn Bergeson
SURVIVING BROTHERS: Richard “Dick” Synol of Shawano and Raymond “Ray” (Kathleen) Synol of Medford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Kenneth Synol in 1968
DECEASED FATHER: Walter John Synol
DECEASED MOTHER: Bernice Bertagnoli
OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Donovan’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
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Herbert “Herb” C. Nuernberger, age 88 of Medford died on Saturday, June 7 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 1 ½ years.
He was born July 22, 1925 in the Township of Little Black to the late Rudolph and Emelia (Diedrich) Nuernberger. He attended the Little White School in the Township of Little Black and was a 1943 graduate of Medford High School.
On December 18, 1946 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway he married Lorraine A. Olson. Herb worked at the Medford Cooperative Creamery and then at the Memorial Hospital for 20 years where he retired at the age of 62. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, crafts and spending time with his family. Herb enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford.
Herbert is survived by his loving wife Lorraine A. Nuernberger of Medford, 3 Sons: Dennis, Bruce (Sue) and Lee (Jean) Nuernberger all of Medford and 4 Daughters: Kay (Barry) Steevens of Columbia, Missouri, Janet (John) Kushlan of Franklin, Vicki Leonard of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Joan Kristan of Madison. He is also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Sister: Judith (William) Sunderlin of Fargo, North Dakota and 2 Sisters-In-Law: Evelyn Ried of New Berlin and Mildred Olson of Abbotsford.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, 3 Brothers: Elmer, Rynold and John Nuernberger and 3 Sisters: Louise Berry, Erna Geiger and Kathryn Russel.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford with Pastor Nancy Amacher and Pastor Kelly Taylor-Schaus officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Thursday, June 12 at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Herb's name to the St. Paul's Building Fund. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit- hemerfuneralservice.com
Dorothy I. Anderson, age 90, of Dorchester, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living Center in Colby. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester, WI, the Rev. Kenneth A. Dix presiding. Burial will be at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, North.
Dorothy was born October 28, 1923, in the Town of Holton, WI, to Louis and Amelia (Moder) Lueddecke. She received her education in the Pickard Grade School and was a 1941 graduate of Dorchester High School. Dorothy worked on her parent’s farm before her marriage to Gordon Anderson which took place on May 12, 1945 at the Courthouse in Wausau. The couple farmed in the Township of Holton, before moving to the Village of Dorchester in 1976. Dorothy was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Dorchester and its Evening Circle, was the financial secretary for the church and was a Sunday School teacher.
Dorothy enjoyed cooking and baking, especially bread making and she took pride in good housekeeping.
Dorothy is survived by one son; Lyle Anderson of Madison and one brother; Lester Lueddecke of Stratford.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Gordon and one sister; Mabel Zugier.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is assisting Dorothy’s family with funeral arrangements.
Estella Marie “Teda” (Kulas) Sossaman, age 82, of Colby, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a rosary service at 4:30 pm and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. Burial will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.
Teda was born March 15, 1932 to Joseph and Catherine (Meyer) Kunze in Abbotsford, WI. She received her education from the Colby School District. Teda was united in marriage to Theodore Kulas at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby on June 9, 1951, he passed away on April 10, 1970, her second marriage took place on December 13, 1974 to Darrell Sossaman at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, he also preceded her in death.
Teda was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford and a member of the Colby VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Teda enjoyed camping, bowling, playing cards, listening to polka music and watching family members at antique tractor pulls. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Teda is lovingly survived by her children; Edward (Nancy) Kulas, Catherine (Steve) Johnson, Jacqueline (Kevin) Meyer and Vicky Deckelman, stepchildren; Kathleen (Tom) Bey, and Mark (Julie) Sossaman, grandchildren; Sarah (David) Cerny, Theodore Kulas,Kevin Johnson, Jessica Weimert, Lindsey and Ashley Meyer, Kelly and Samuel Deckelman, stepgrandchildren; Daphne, Anthony and Deena Sossaman, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Teda is further survived by a sister; Frances Angelich and brothers; Raymond Kunze, Bernard (Beverly) Kunze and Gilbert (Joanne) Kunze.
Teda is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings; Lawrence Kunze, Herbert Kunze and Helen Kunze (in infancy).
Arne Laakso passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Marshfield at the age of 102.
Arne was born on August 24, 1911 in Marquette, Michigan, the son of Soloman and Ingrid (Wanska) Laakso. In 1913, the family moved to a farm near Owen. Arne spent the majority of his life in the Owen, Wisconsin area. He married Lily Cass on November 10, 1940. In 1942, they purchased the Cass family farm near Owen from Lily’s father, Henry Cass. Arne and Lily farmed until the mid 1980’s. They then sold the farm and moved into a new home in Owen near the Meadowview Golf Course. Lily passed away on March 6, 2001. Arne continued to live at his home in Owen until the spring of 2011, at which time he took up residency at the Clark County Health Care Center.
Arne was an ambitious man, at the age of 76, he took up golf and played league golf at the Meadowview Golf Club. He was often seen in and around Owen taking his daily walks, maintaining a healthy life style.
Arne was a huge fan of the Owen-Withee boys and girls athletic teams and followed them diligently, attending both many home and away athletic events.
He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed the Canadian fishing trips with family and local friends. He went on his last Canadian fishing trip at the age of 98.
Arne will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by two sons, John (Rhonda) Laakso of Montello, Wisconsin and Michael (Debbie) Laakso of Neenah, Wisconsin, two granddaughters; Kim Pack and Kerry Jackson both of Neenah, Wisconsin and two great-granddaughters; Jadlyn Pack and Marrissa Jackson.
Arne is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son; Charles, two brothers; Einar and Elmer Laakso and four sisters; Helen Laakso, Turney Makkinen, Martha Machek and Elsie Potocnik.
Funeral Services for Arne will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen followed with burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen from 4:30 to 7:30 PM and on Saturday from 12:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the Clark County Health Care Center for the fine care they provided for Arne over the past 3 ½ years.
Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com
Pearl Anna Vorland, age 100, of Colby, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by her family. She was born November 6, 1913, in Curtiss to Frank and Ida (Kind) Kraut. She attended Curtiss State Grade School and graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1931.
Pearl enrolled in Madame LeClair's School of Beauty Culture in Milwaukee and returned to the area after graduation. She worked at the Mosinee Beauty Shop for ten months and with Frances Jackson in Abbotsford until she was old enough to get her manager's license. In 1933 she opened the Colby Beauty Shoppe at the Robinson Hotel and later moved her shop across the highway to the Briggs' building. She also opened a shop in Dorchester where her younger sisters, Ethel and Marie, were employed. As a beautician, Pearl met many wonderful people who became good friends, and throughout the years often reminded her that she fixed their hair and /or gave them their first permanent.
On October 7, 1943, Pearl and Gorton Vorland were married in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while Gorton was on furlough from the United States Army. He later received an honorable discharge and returned to the Jackson and Vorland law firm in Colby. Pearl and Gorton became parents of one daughter and one son. Gorton died June 11, 1951.
Pearl was active in many area groups and organizations while her children were growing up. She was president of the Mothers' Club at Colby Grade School, founder and leader of the Colby Brownies and Girl Scouts, Den Mother for the Colby Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, President of the PTA, Secretary of the District PTA, and Chairman of the American Field Service Program.
She helped at Marion Mellenthin's Beauty Shop, was employed at Firnstahl's Grocery Store, and worked at the Colby Drugstore for Henry Weddig and Bud Carlyon.
Pearl was Oracle in the Royal Neighbors of America (Colby Camp) and a member of the Eastern Star (Abbotsford, Owen and Marshfield). She belonged to the Sewing Club, was a 50-year member of the Colby Homemakers, and served for many years as Chairman of the Colby Community Chest. She also volunteered as Cancer Chairman and Heart Chairman and was a former treasurer of the Business and Professional Women of Marshfield.
Pearl was a charter member of the Colby VFW Auxiliary, a page at the National VFW Convention, and president of the Colby VFW Auxiliary in 1966-67 when Conrad Orth was the VFW State Commander.
In 1965, Pearl became a charter member and Vice President of the Clark County Historical Society. For many years she was the curator and a volunteer at the Rural Arts Museum in Colby. She was also a member of the Historical Committee for the 1973 Colby Centennial and was editor of the Colby Centennial Book. Because of her strong interest in history, in 2000 she received the Local History Award of Merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
As a member of the Colby United Methodist Church, Pearl was a Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, lay leader, and member of the Ladies Aid. She later joined the First United Church of Christ where she was a lector and past president of the Altar Guild.
Pearl belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and served as its treasurer, was a charter member of the Colby Lioness (now the Colby Lions), was a member of the Body Recall Exercise group, worked at the Blood Mobile, and volunteered with a number of organizations at the nursing homes in Colby and Abbotsford,
Throughout her life, Pearl played an active role in her community. In 1982, she was honored as the first woman to be named Citizen of the Year by the Colby Chamber of Commerce.
Pearl was an avid sports enthusiast. She began going to Curtiss baseball games when her father coached the team and her brother, Franklin, was the catcher. She belonged to the Colby Archery Club, and bowled in numerous leagues in both Colby and Abbotsford. She cheered for the Colby High School sports teams, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Green Bay Packers, and especially enjoyed watching Brett Favre play the game.
She was honored to have Howie Sturtz and his band play for her 85th and 90th birthday parties. Howie and Lyle Miller then played for her 95th and 100th parties. Pearl felt blessed by the number of relatives and friends who attended each of these events.
Pearl was highlighted in the Summer, 2009 issue of BenchMarks, a publication from the Marshfield Clinic. The magazine article told about her contributions to her community as well as the monetary gifts she has made annually to the Marshfield Clinic for medical research. She was also honored by the Marshfield Clinic in 2012 as a recipient of the Spirit of Giving Philanthropic Award, and again in 2013 in recognition of her milestone 100th birthday.
In April 2013, Pearl received the Melvin Jones Award from the Colby Lions, and the Colby High School Madrigals honored her last December as the "Queen of Colby" during their Madrigal dinner and festivities. Pearl also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colby-Abbotsford Area Chamber of Commerce in late January, 2014.
Some of the other monetary donations she has made have gone to UW-Stevens Point Foundation for a yearly scholarship to a theater/drama student, the Colby High School for four annual scholarships (previously the Unnamed Scholarships, now known as the Pearl Vorland Family Scholarships), The Colby High School Show Choir and Madrigal programs, the VFW for any work that needed to be done to provide upgrades to the Clubhouse, the Colby Public Library, the Lucille Tack Center in Spencer, and the Colby Lions Club.
Pearl is survived by her daughter, Mary (Allen) Singstock, Oshkosh; son, James (Pamela) Vorland, Neenah; and two grandsons, Colby (Rachel Hinkley) of West Lafayette, IN and Corey of Fargo, ND; her sister, Ethel Zulke, Hillsboro; nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, and other close relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gorton; her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Cora Vorland; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Georgia and Earl Nelson; her brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Elsie Kraut; her sister and brother-in-law, Marie and James Cattanach; her brother, Donald Kraut, and her niece and god-child, Pamela Bentley.
Although she will be greatly missed by her family and countless friends, Pearl's legacy lives on in the many lives she has touched through her friendships and her giving spirit.
Our family would like to thank the Colby Ambulance personnel and the medical staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Emergency, SICU, and on 7N for their kind and compassionate care of our mother during her hospital stay.
We also extend a special thank you to Pearls' many friends who have helped her remain active in her community. We appreciate all you have done and the love you shared with her.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri A. Hanson and Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Interment will be held in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 6 with a VFW Women's Auxiliary Sevice at 6:30 PM and from 9:30 AM until time of service Saturday all at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby in entrusted with the arrangements.
A Memorial Fund has been established in Pearl's name.