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Dale B. Kraegenbrink


 

DALE B. KRAEGENBRINK

 

AGE: 50

 

ADDRESS: 7075 Gad Road Medford Town of Bern Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:05 P.M. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Bruce Jahnke

 

INTERMENT: Athens Cemetery in Athens

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 26, 1963 in Marshfield

 

EDUCATION: Dale attended Medford Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: July 6, 1996 in Ogema to Nancy N. Larson

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, Dale worked in Maryland and West Virginia laying fiber optic cable for a couple of years. He then worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 22+ years. He was then a stay at home Dad. Dale loved music, where he played numerous instruments and also taught his boys. He enjoyed camping and boating.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Nancy N. Kraegenbrink of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Austin, Alex and Braeden Kraegenbrink all at home

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John (Barbara) Kraegenbrink of Silver Bay, MN, Kath (Steve) Tietz of Wausau, Pam (George) Welbes of Athens, Deb (Carl) Langston of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tim (Kathy) Kraegenbrink of Stetsonville, Dan (Brenda) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Tom (Patti) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Don (Connie) Kraegenbrink of Ogema and Steve (Teri) Kraegenbrink of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Merlin P. Kraegenbrink

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ruth E. Kraegenbrink (Maiden Name: Hackbarth)

 

PALLBEARERS: HONORARY: Kath Tietz, Pam Welbes and Deb Langston

ACTIVE: John, Tim, Dan, Tom, Don and Steve Kraegenbrink, Gordon Dassow, Brian Gallistel and Hal Kloth

 

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

Ervin R. Schueller


Ervin R. Schueller 87 of Ladysmith; died on Friday; September 26th, 2014 at The Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith.

 

He is survived by his wife Anna and 6 children: Gerard & Ellen of Ladysmith; Ken & Char of Sheldon; James & Cathy of Mesa, AZ; Dorothy & John Chechuck of Burgettstown, PA; Vincent & Helen of Bloomer and Steve & Carrie of Sheldon. Erv is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a sister, Sr. Teresa Schueller, OSM of Woodruff, WI.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday; October 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Ladysmith with Fr. Chris Kemp and Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Jump River, WI. The Schueller Family will receive friends at The Nash - Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Thursday after 4:00 PM where there will be a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM followed by Knights of Columbus Rosary. There will also be an hour of visitation at the Church on Friday prior to service time.

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials in the Name of Ervin R. Schueller are requested for Our Lady of Sorrows.

Alfred "Al" M. Bartoszewski


 

ALFRED “AL” M. BARTOSZEWSKI

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: N2286 Ten Crossing Rd., Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Ogema resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:45 PM Thursday, September 25 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 5 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 30 at Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Rodney Price

 

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

VISITATION: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema from 6 PM to 8 PM on Monday, Sept. 29 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 30

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1927 at Lublin, WIEDUCATION: Lublin Grade School

 

MARRIAGE: June 20, 1953 at Hannibal Presbyterian Church to Geneva “Gen” L. Mundell and she preceded him in death November 1, 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Owned & operated a dairy farm in the Town of Ogema for 45 years. While farming, he owned & operated Al's Country Garage in the Town of Ogema for 32 years. He drove school bus for the Prentice School District for 34 years. In retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting & being outdoors.

 

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema; Lifetime member of the Prentice VFW Club;

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Terry) Younger & Roger Bartoszewski, both of Ogema, Barbara (Brian) Kilty of UnityGrandchildren – Kerry Brahmer, Samantha & Darrin Polzin; Great-Grandchildren – Taylor, Payten, Bria, Dalton & Kayla

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers & 6 Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Casmir Bartoszewski

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Julie Kruel

 

PALLBEARERS: Brian Kilty, Tim Floyd, Terry Younger, Darrin & Dave Polzin, Robert Peterson, Chad Anderson

 

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

James "Jim" A. Klinner


 

JAMES “JIM” A. KLINNER

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: 604 E. Conrad Drive Medford City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:02 A.M. Thursday September 25, at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Thursday October 16, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1934 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Jim attended Stetsonville and Medford Area Schools and graduated from Medford Area High School in 1952
He Graduated from UW-Madison with a B.A. Degree in Accounting and received his CPA Certification in 1961

 

MARRIAGE: April 19, 1958 in Sheboygan to Shirley M. Kremer

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960. He then worked for R.W. Klinner & Associates, CPA’s, from 1960 to 1972 in Medford, Marshfield and Merrill. Jim then joined Weather Shield MFG., Inc. in 1972, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Director until his retirement in May of 2000. He was an avid golfer and Packers fan. Jim enjoyed traveling the United States and other countries. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, the AICPA and WICPA Associations, Medford Library Foundation where he served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer, Tee-Hi Golf Course Board of Directors and Black River Golf Club. Former member of Memorial Health Center Board of Directors, Memorial Health Center Member Association Board, Medford Lions Club where he served as past president and the Medford Curling Club.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley M. Klinner of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Barb) Klinner of Wausau and Steve Klinner of Greenville, SC

 

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN Emily (Daniel) Espinosa of Rogers, AR and Zach, Melese and Birikinesh of Wausau

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Margaret (Ernie) Anderson, Ruth (Ed) Ross and Robert Klinner

 

DECEASED FATHER: E. R. Klinner

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Flora B. Klinner (Maiden Name: Walther)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church or the Medford Library Foundation.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Lawrence R. Jacobi


 

LAWRENCE R. JACOBI

 

AGE: 97

 

ADDRESS: MCT # 8 Medford former resident of Abbotsford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:35 A.M. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Aspirus Care & Rehab surrounded by his loving family where he had been a resident for the past 8 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per his request, no services will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1916 at the homestead in Abbotsford

 

EDUCATION: Lawrence attended Abbotsford Elementary School and graduated from Abbotsford High School

 

MARRIAGE: On September 30, 1961 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Lawrence married Elaine M. Gruny

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lawrence was in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1943. He was a cheese maker for 30 years at Marathon Cheese in Abbotsford. Lawrence then worked for Packaging Corporation of America for 20 years until his retirement. In his retirement, he helped his wife run Duffy’s Bar in Colby for 15 months. Lawrence then became a manager for the Welcome Inn Motel in Medford for a period of time. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage and doing his chin-ups. He loved baseball and boxing. As a young man, Lawrence was known as the Strong Man of Abbotsford.

 

MEMBER OF: former member of the Abbotsford VFW Hall

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine M. Jacobi of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Diane Jacobi of Medford and Sheila (Bob) Frazier of Dallas, TX

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Twin Sons: John and Joseph in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Lindsey Frazier of Bellingham, WA and Logan Frazier of Irving, TX

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Vernon Jacobi of Summertown, TN and Audrey Pupp of Ashland

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Alvin, Harvey and Bob Jacobi and Olive Thess

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edwin Jacobi

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Leonhard

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Sophie Ann Lelko


 

Sophie Ann Lelko, 96, formerly of Gilman, died Tuesday,

September 23, 2014 at Miller Alternative Care Center in Thorp
under the care of Hope Hospice of Medford.

 

She was born on April 16, 1918 to the late Martin and Josephine

Gonia. She grew up in the Gilman area and graduated from Gilman

High. Sophie was married to Ferdinand “Fritz” Lelko on September

30, 1939 in Chicago, IL. She owned and operated Kedvale Grocery

Store in Chicago for 12 years. The couple retired and moved to
Gilman.

 

Sophie was an active member at Saints Peter and Paul, singing
in the choir and helping with the ladies aid activities.

 

Sophie is survived by two sons, Leonard and Bernard Lelko both
of Gilman, a daughter in law, Marie Lelko of Hamburg, MI,
grandchildren, Daniel, Brenda and Laura Lelko and Sheila
Frome, great grandchildren, Ashley and Owen Frome and Avery
Lelko and two sisters, Theresa Trawicki of Cornell and Cecilia
Sromek of Thorp. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Fritz, her son, Jerome, one sister Anna Zitella and two
brothers, Anthony and Stanley Gonia.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September
27, 2014 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with
Father Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the parish
cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 on Friday at the Gilman
Funeral Home and from 9:30 until time of service Saturday at the
church.

Leonard John Jantsch


 

Leonard John Jantsch, age 93, of Abbotsford, formerly of Athens, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby surrounded by his loving family under the tender care of hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Christ United Church in Athens. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment will be held in the Athens Public Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Athens American Legion Chapman-Belter Post #4. Family and friends are welcome from 5:00 until 7:30 PM on Monday, September 22 at Christ United Church in Athens and from 10:00 AM until time of services Tuesday at the church.

 

Leonard was born on April 8, 1921, the son of Henry and Francis (Kuzinski) Jantsch in the Township of Holton, Marathon County. He attended school in Dorchester. Leonard then went to work for Parsons Cloverdale Cheese Factory, becoming a licensed cheese maker at age 19. He was inducted into the US Navy and served during WWII. Leonard returned to the cheese factory and then managed the Bloomville Co-op Cheese Plant in Merrill until 1950. He married the love of his life, Elvera Krueger, on May 15, 1948 at Christ United Church in Athens. Together they bought a farm in Frankfort Township in 1950 and retired in 1997.

 

Leonard was a member of Christ United Church in Athens and was proud to be involved with the planning and construction on the new building. He also served as Supervisor on the Board of the Town of Frankfort for many years. Leonard was a founding member of the Freedom Riders Snowmobile Club and a member for many years. He also was fantastic at building and fabricating.

 

Leonard was a member of the Athens American Legion Post #4. He was also proud of his Austrian Heritage and loved to speak German. Together with his wife, Elvera, they enjoyed polka dancing and hosting numerous family get-togethers at the home place on the farm. Leonard especially loved his family and was proud of his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Leonard is survived by his two sons, Charles (Cindy) Jantsch of Athens and John (Karen) Jantsch of Wausau; two grandchildren, Hilary (Jordan) Clark of Lake Geneva and Garrett (Chelsy) Jantsch of St. Paul, MN; and two great-grandchildren, Harrison and Zöe Clark.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elvera on July 1, 2007; two brothers, Louis and George Jantsch.

 

The family would like to extend a special and sincere thank you to the staff at Pine Ridge Assisted Living for the wonderful care and support during Leonard's stay and also to his physician, Milton Viergutz.
 

Donna C. Grittner


DONNA C. GRITTNER

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: 159 Riverside Terrace Medford, City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:53 P.M. Thursday, September 18 at her residence surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 22 at The United Methodist Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro

 

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 22 at The United

Methodist Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 8, 1932 in Westboro

 

EDUCATION: Donna attended Westboro Grade School and Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: May 30, 1953 in Westboro to Jack Koch

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, Donna owned and operated a wedding cake business. She was also an instructor in the art of cake decorating through local community education. She enjoyed baking, decorating her home, bird watching and having coffee with her friends.

 

MEMBER OF: The United Methodist Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lifetime Friend and Husband: Jack Koch of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Gayle (David) Kittleson of White Bear Township, Minnesota and Peggy Koch of Curtiss

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: A twin daughter in infancy

 

4 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 GREAT-GRANDCHILD

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Mary Ann Schultz of Prentice, Jean (Leo) Bagley of Prentice and Sally Kinner of Rhinelander

 

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence Grittner

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alice Grittner (Maiden Name: Braun)

 

HONORARY URNBEARERS: Grandchildren: Paul Dieltz, Erika Dieltz, Kelsey Koch and Logan Wichlacz
Great-Grandson: Jaidon Richardson

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the 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 

Ruth L. Neitzel


 

Ruth L. Neitzel, age 93, Unity died on, Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Golden Living Certer-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. Reverend Al Houts will officiate. Burial will be in Saint Paul’s Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hoard. Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, from 11:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Unity.

 

Ruth was born March 2, 1921 in Couderay, Wisconsin, the daughter of Melvin and Anne (Peterson) Gilbertson. She attended school until the eighth grade. Ruth married Charles Neitzel on December 9, 1939 in Dorchester, Wisconsin, after her marriage she raised her children, helped with her husband’s business and worked as a cook at Norwood Health Care in Marshfield, retiring at the age of 62.

 

She enjoyed eating out at restaurants, traveling, gardening, canning, baking and cooking.

 

Ruth is lovingly survived by her children; Robert Neitzel of Spencer, Beverly Utke of Owen, Sandra (Boyd) Plummer of Owen and Rodney (Nell Heib) Neitzel of Wyoming, 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a step-brother; Alvin (Jane) Gilbertson of Portage.

 

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Charles Neitzel, sons; Ronald and Michael Neitzel, brothers; Ken, Melvin and Raymond Gilbertson and a sister; Valerie Burdick.

 

The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Neitzel family with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

Irvin "Sonny" A. Wellman


 

Irvin "Sonny" A. Wellman, age 94, of Milan, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. Pastor Jeffrey Lambrecht will officiate. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 AM until time of services Thursday at the church.

 

Irvin was born on January 19, 1920, the son of Arthur and Meta (Anders) Wellman in the Township of Holton, Marathon County. He attended school until having to support his family at the age of 13. Irvin was united in marriage to Johanna Held on August 30, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on November 21, 2001. Together they farmed in Holton Township until retiring in 1978. He then worked at Berg Equipment in Marshfield until 1984.

 

Irvin enjoyed traveling after retiring from farming. They traveled to Germany, Canada and all over the United States. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

 

Irvin is survived by his three daughters, Linda (Lawrence) Cooper, Ursula (David) Witt and Ruth (Alan) Uhlig; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Delores "Phranzi" Brehm; sister-in-law, Maria Bernt; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Johanna; two sons, Charles and Gerd; three sisters, Marion Mantor, Ellen Grauman and Jocelyn Brehm and a brother, Vernon "Pete" Wellman.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Carl F. Howard Sr


Carl F. Howard Sr. age 80 of Medford, died peacefully Friday morning September 12, 2014 at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford, surrounded by his family and under the tender care of Aseracare Hospice.

 

Carl was born March 3, 1934 in Charlotte, North Carolina the son Simon and Sarah (Overcash) Howard. He attended schools in Charlotte, NC and graduated from high school there. After high school Carl enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in April 1963.

 

Carl married the former Catherine Cronick on September 5, 1962 and she passed away on January 3, 1973.

 

On April 4, 1987 in Capron, IL, Carl was united in marriage to Henrietta Wiedrich.

 

Carl worked for the Chrysler Corporation as an auto assembler in Belvidere, IL for over 31years.

 

Carl is lovingly survived by his wife; Henrietta Pester-Howard of Medford, son; Carl (Margaret) Howard Jr. of Machesney Park, IL, grandson; Nicholas Scott Howard of Machesney Park, IL, stepchildren; Christine Pester, Robert Pester Jr., Harold Pester, Tammy Pester-Peterson, Esther Truckey and Timothy Pester.

 

22 step-grandchildren, 26 step-great-grandchildren and numerous surviving nieces, nephews and relatives in North Carolina. Carl was also a proud and longtime friend of Bill W.

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife; Catherine, step-daughter; Linda Hoyt, brothers; Edison Howard Sr., Charles Howard and Scott Howard and sisters; Juanita Howard-Helms, Lillian Howard and Frances Howard-Shumate.

 

Please join the family at one of the memorial services being held. The Wisconsin Celebration of Life will be held at the Harold and Kathy Pester home, W2586 Highway 64 Medford, WI on Sunday September 21 from Noon to 5:00 PM. The Illinois Celebration of Life will be held at the Garden Prairie Park, U.S. Route 20 Garden Prairie, IL Sunday October 5 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Burial services will be private.

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

Velva M. White


VELVA M. WHITE

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: N2233 Hwy 13 Medford Town of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:25 P.M. Sunday, September 14, at her residence in the Township of Little Black

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 A.M. Saturday. September 20, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin of Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 10:00 A.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 07, 1927 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Velva attended Deer Creek and Little Black Schools

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Velva worked at Harvey Hamper Company of Medford until Weather Shield Millwork Division bought them out; She then continued working for Weather Shield in Medford for a combined total of 45 years. She enjoyed tavern softball leagues, curling, and shooting pool.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Vernon, Vilas and Verland “John” White


DECEASED FATHER: Edward J. White

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Olga Helen Jochimsen

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Velva is survived by her Nieces and Nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Bernice A. Malstrom


 

BERNICE A. MALSTROM

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:35 AM Sunday, September 14 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, September 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT: Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, FL

 

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, September 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1919 at Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: St. Hyacinth Elementary School, Chicago, IL; graduate of Lucy Flower High School, Chicago, IL; Attended the Chicago School of Cosmetology

 

MARRIAGE: January 1, 1938 at Chicago, IL to Richard A. Malstrom and he preceded her in death in May of 2001

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a beautician in the Chicago area for a period of time until retirement. In retirement she resided in Mesa, AZ and Holiday, FL. She enjoyed silversmithing, lapidary, macramé and stained glass work. Bernice and her husband enjoyed dancing to waltzes and polkas. She moved to Medford in December 0f 2001 and resided at Country Gardens & Our House Assister Living for periods of time.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Richard “Dick” T. (Lynn) Malstrom of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Madelynn Ritzmann in 1995

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Jenn (Gerald) Knippel of Medford, Leza (Kevin) Wells of Medford, Cary Natoli of Rosemount, MN, Juli (Darryl) Volk of Jordan, MN, Kristi (John) Murphy of Gunnison, CO, Brittany Ritzmann of Phoenix, AZ

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Helen (Frank) Mindak of Oak Park, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Irene Treve

 

DECEASED FATHER: Walter Szydlowski

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Jennie Gorczewski

 

PALLBEARERS: Granddaughters

 

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

Kim-Marie Long


 

KIM-MARIE LONG

 

AGE: 58

 

ADDRESS: N3246 Martin Drive Medford Town of Goodrich resident; A former Waukesha area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:28 A.M. Friday, September 12, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Palliative Care Unit where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 20, at Goodrich Community Church in the Township of Goodrich

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Elleman

 

VISITATION: 12 noon until time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 20 at Goodrich Community Church in the Township of Goodrich

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1956 in Waukesha

 

EDUCATION: Kim attended Waukesha Elementary School and was a 1975 graduate of Waukesha High School. She then attended Waukesha Community Technical College

 

MARRIAGE: April 7, 1985 in Waukesha to Steven Coralline and they were later divorced.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Kim worked at various places in the Waukesha area. In 1999 Kim and her husband moved to the Town of Goodrich where they had a dairy farm for a period of time until ill health forced her retirement. Kim enjoyed horseback riding and raising animals.
She had a special love for her Red Queensland Heeler dogs

 

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Steve Coralline of the Town of Goodrich

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Michael (Mary) Long of Menomonie, WI, Mary Ballard of Tomahawk, Cindy (Louis) Zak of Gleason and Linda Long of Fort Atkinson

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother-in-Law: Dan Ballard

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Iris M. (Maiden Name: Savatski) Long of Woodruff

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anthony John Long; AKA – Jack Long

 

OTHER INFORMATION: She is further survived by nieces & nephews
-For online condolences, please visit 

Rita A. Goerg


 

RITA A. GOERG

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: 635 W. Cedar #206, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:46 PM Saturday, September 13 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 ½ years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10:30 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 16

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 22, 1928 in the Township of Medford

 

EDUCATION: Town of Medford elementary schools, graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 19, 1948 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Herbert “Herb” F. Goerg and he preceded her in death February 8, 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked in Eau Claire for a period of time. After her marriage she worked as a reporter at the Star News in Medford for a period of time. She did volunteer work and fund raising work in the Medford community throughout her years. She enjoyed genealogy, traveling with her husband, crossword and jigsaw puzzles & playing cards.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathryn (Richard) Webb of Irvine, CA, Charles (Janice) Goerg of Georgetown, TX, Kristin (Michael) Wood of Sherwood, WI

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Matthew & Andrew Webb, Sarah (Jacob) Borshard, Christopher Goerg & Nathaniel Wood

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 – Marvin Gall, Lorraine Williams, Doris Dable, Eunice Gall, Franklin Gall

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank X. Gall

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hulda Hug

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Arthur Edwin Gaddis


Arthur Edwin Gaddis, 84 passed away August 18, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

 

Arthur was born June 4, 1930 to Frank and Lovina (Lenig) Gaddis at Pleasantville, Iowa. He graduated from Curlew High School in 1948. Arthur was united in marriage to Muriel M. Johnson on March 4, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2014.

 

Arthur and Muriel farmed in Iowa with his brother Frank until 1958 when they moved near Thorp, WI. They continued to dairy farm until Frank moved to Illinois five years later. Around 1963, they purchased a farm south of Withee, and continued to milk purebred Ayrshire cows there until their retirement in 1999. During this time, Arthur also worked as a DHIA fieldman for 11 years. He was very active in the Ayrshire breed organizations and served as a director and officer for many years on both the state and national levels. A highlight for Arthur and Muriel was attending a World Ayrshire Conference in Sweden. He and his family traveled around the Midwest showing cattle at the local, state, and national ranks in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. The Valu-Ayr prefix was well known throughout the country. After the farm was sold in 1999, he and his wife spent several winters in Texas, site seeing, square dancing, and enjoying the warm weather. During the summers in Wisconsin, until the past few years, Arthur continued to cash crop, helped his brother Larry and son David with their crops, and helped his son Kevin on his farm near Neillsville with crops and the Ayrshire cattle. The Valu-Ayr prefix still is seen around the show circuit throughout the summer.

 

Arthur and Muriel were both very involved in the county 4-H program for many years. They also enjoyed square dancing around the area and met many good friends that way. Arthur took volunteering seriously and at one time served on 9 different agricultural boards. Spending time with his grandsons and great-grandson was always a treat for him as well. He and Muriel were members of the United Methodist Church in Withee.

 

Arthur is survived by two sons, David Gaddis of Withee, and Kevin (Melani) Gaddis of Neillsville; two grandsons, Ryan Gaddis of Neillsville, and Dustin Gaddis of Eau Claire, and one great-grandson, Erich Gaddis. He is further survived by his brothers, Frank (Betty) Gaddis, Illinois, Larry (Helen) Gaddis, Withee and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, and parents, Frank and Lovina.

 

A memorial service will be held on September 20 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

William "Bill" D. Asleson


 

WILLIAM “BILL” D. ASLESON

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: Centennial Apartments, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 7:40 AM Wednesday, September 10 at his residence in the City of Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen I Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 3:30 P.M. until time of services at 4:00 P.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 19, 1929 in the Township of Goodrich

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bill worked in construction for Wilber Storm in Merrill for a period of time. He also helped on the Willie Faber farm as a farm hand for a period of time. Bill was well known in his community for his lawn care services. He enjoyed scratch-off lottery tickets, country music and old western movies.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Half Brothers: Curt (Janice) Asleson and Randy (Lu Ann) Asleson both of South Dakota

Half Sister: Marilyn Hunter of South Dakota
Step-Sister: Judy (Bill) Hofer of Minnesota

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gladwyn Asleson and Vivian Drager

 

DECEASED FATHER: Forest Allen Asleson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Naomi Nutting

 

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

Florentine Nosbisch


Florentine Nosbisch, age 95, formerly of Neillsville, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Mass of Christian will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Neillsville. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of services Saturday at the church.

 

Florentine was born on February 14, 1919, the daughter of Michael and Christina (Brost) Nosbisch in Iowa. She graduated from Edgar High School and worked as a housekeeper for various families. Florentine later moved to Neillsville where she worked at Coast to Coast Hardware until her retirement. She moved to the Abbotsford area and the last 11 years she has resided at the Colonial Center in Colby.

 

Florentine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. She also enjoyed playing cards and especially loved seeing her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

 

Florentine is survived by her two brothers, Vincent Nosbisch of Milwaukee and Lavern Nosbisch of Abbotsford; her sister, Alvera Gottschalk of Colby; a brother-in-law, Vick Reigel of Marshfield; nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lavona Reigel; an infant sister and a special friend, Edwin Freund. 

Betty L. Sapinski


 

BETTY L. SAPINSKI

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: 955 E. Allman, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:18 PM Monday, September 8 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 12 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 12

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 13, 1932 at Watertown, NY

 

EDUCATION: Watertown, New York schools

 

MARRIAGE: September 19, 1952 at Rome, NY to Richard “Dick” F. Sapinski and he preceded her in death February 16, 2009

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a cook and waitress at Medford area restaurants for a period of time. She also worked for a period of time at Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford. She clerked at St. Vincent DePaul in downtown Medford until her retirement. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, reading and trips to the casino.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 sons – Jerry of Stetsonville and Ricky (Delores) of Medford
4 daughters – Elaine Sapinski, Janice (special friend – Allen Blume) Raasch and Amy Dassow, all of Medford, Kathy (Frank) Moyer of Granton

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Lori Jean Sapinski on July 26, 1974

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 24

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Francis McBride of Indiana

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 6 brothers & 9 sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Earl Bennett

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Sara Parks

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Elizabeth "Betty" Courchaine


 

Elizabeth "Betty" Courchaine, of Wausau passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A Mass of Christian will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until time of services Friday at the church.

 

Betty was born on July 26, 1928, the daughter of Peter and Veronica (Landmesser) Courchaine in Hamill, SD. She graduated from Medford High School and worked for many years as a medical assistant/secretary in Minneapolis, MN. Betty was a special friend to everyone she met and all who knew her.

 

Betty is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews; three sisters-in-law: Violet Courchaine of Beulah, WY, Evelyn Courchaine of Swan Valley, ID and Evelyn "Evie" Courchaine of Abbotsford.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Richard, Alan and Joseph Courchaine and a sister, Phyllis Courchaine.
 

Edna B. Bublitz


 

Edna, B. Bublitz, age 87, of Owen passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Clark County Health Care Center. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Owen First United Church of Christ. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome at 10:00 AM until the time of service Thursday at the church.

 

Edna was born on July 28, 1927, in the township of Green Grove, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Franz) Laube. On March 4, 1946, Edna was united in marriage to Virgil Bublitz at the home of her parents in the township of Green Grove.

 

Edna grew up and lived in the Owen area all her life, farming along side her husband Virgil. She loved to listen and dance to her polka music. Along with music she loved to travel. When she wasn’t traveling or working on the farm, she enjoyed to watch The Young and the Restless on TV. Edna was a member of First United Church of Christ in Owen and volunteered for 30 years. She also worked 12 years as a cook for the Owen-Withee High School.

 

Edna is survived by husband of almost 67 years, Virgil Bublitz of Owen; her children: Perry of Tigerton, Glen (Becky) of Withee, Kurt (Barb) of Stevens Point, and Tim (Nancy) of Owen; her sister, Berniece (Eddie) Potoncik; her brother, Harold (Fern) Laube; and a sister-in-law, Harriet Laube. She is further survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. They will all miss her dearly.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Minnie Laube, one brother Dick Laube, grandson-in-law, Ben Armitage, and her brother and sister-in-law Harold and Lorraine House.

Virginia A. Zaidel


 

Virginia Ann Zaidel, age 58, of Owen passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 6:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

 

Virginia was born on December 12, 1955 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Richard and Harriet (Judycki) Wrobel, Sr. Her family moved to the area in 1969 and she graduated from Thorp High School in 1974. On October 26, 1974, Virginia was united in marriage to Robert Zaidel at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.

 

She worked at numerous restaurants in the area, retiring from Rondi's Country Cafe in Withee. Virginia also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, serving as troop leader since 1985. She was involved with Daisy's, Brownies, and adult leaders and won the "highest" rank in Girl Scouts. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and counted cross-stitching. Most importantly, Virginia loved spending time with her family.

 

Virginia is survived by husband of almost 40 years, Robert Zaidel of Owen; her parents, Richard and Harriet Wrobel, Sr. of Withee; her sister, Christine (David) Konieczny of Medford and her brother, Richard Wrobel, Jr. She is further survived by nine nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and great-nephews; two sisters-in-law, Carol (Richard) Rode of Withee and Nancy Bender of Withee. They will all miss her dearly.
She was proceeded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Jean Zaidel 

Silvia E. Streckert


 

SILVIA E. STRECKERT

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: 635 W. Cedar St. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:40 P.M. Saturday, September 6, at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford where she had resided for the past 1 year.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 9, at Woodland Community Church in Westboro

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 9, at Woodland Community Church in Westboro

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 9, at Woodland Community Church in Westboro

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada

 

EDUCATION: Silvia received a Teaching Diploma and a 4 year Certificate in Missions from Western Canadian Bible Institute in 1952

 

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1967 at the Baptist Church in Ogema to Ernest H. Streckert. He preceded her in death on September 4, 1986

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Silvia was raised on a farm in Chamberry, Saskatchewan, Canada. She later lived in Victoria, British Columbia. Besides attending Bible college, she had worked at the Treasury Office of the Canadian Department of National Health and Welfare. Silvia emigrated to the U.S. in 1955 to serve in the office of Youth Gospel Crusade located in Wheaton, IL. In 1958, Silvia moved with the ministry to what is now Camp Forest Springs/Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center at Ogema. Silvia served with the ministry in several capacities until 1968. After her marriage in 1967, Silvia helped her husband with his machinery building businesses, first E & S Manufacturing, Inc. of Medford, and then ESCO of Rib Lake, until his death in 1986. She was an active member of Woodland Community Church and enjoyed supporting various missionaries. She volunteered her time at Camp Forest Springs from 1968 until her last years. She was a willing servant of the Lord and a good friend to many. She will be missed.

 

MEMBER OF: Woodland Community Church, Westboro

 

SURVIVING STEP-CHILDREN: Tom (Sondra) Streckert of Colby, David Streckert of Abbotsford, and Jerrold Streckert of Reading, Mass.
Step-nephew: Lonnie Streckert of Madison
Silvia is further survived by nieces and nephews, on the Moolin side of the family, in Canada and Western United States.

 

# OF LIVING STEP-GRANDCHILDREN 3: Mark (Cindy) Streckert of Marshfield, Cristina Streckert of Minneapolis, MN and Elizabeth (Ken Tojima) Streckert of Santa Clara CA

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN 5

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother-In-Law: Allan Parliament of Calgary, Canada

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Myrtle and Albert Moolin in infancy, Martha White, Alice Parliament and John Edgar Moolin

 

DECEASED FATHER: John E. Moolin

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sophia Johanssen

 

PALLBEARERS: Mark Streckert, Jonny Streckert, Dick Angelo, Pat Petkau, Brent Johnson, and Roy Points

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Silvia’s name to the Chair Fund at Woodland Community Church
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Alvin "Al" E. Zuleger


 

ALVIN "AL" E. ZULEGER

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: W3841 Apple Ave. Medford Township of Deer Creek

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:30 A.M. Friday, September 5, at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab Center where he had been a resident for the past 4 months and most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 9, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. September 9, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 28, 1923 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Al attended Pleasant Heights Grade School in the township of Medford

 

MARRIAGE: He is preceded in death by his wives: Doris, Anne & Marge

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education Al farmed in Medford for a period of time. He then worked road construction in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Montana. After his retirement, Al spent his winters in Alamo, Texas and his summers at Bone Lake, Wisconsin for the past 18 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing.

 

MEMBER OF: Elks Club in Alamo, Texas and the 49’ers Union

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Linda (Allen) Waldhart of Medford, Nancy (Denny) Acker of Medford, Randy (Nancy) Zuleger of Circle Pines, MN and Joyce Willett of Medford
Step-Children: Beckie (Cullie) Ertel, John (Paula) Dunlap, Rada Ennis all of Oklahoma, Michael (Lynn) Zinski, William (Julie) Zinski and Kerry Jarvis all of Minnesota

Alvin is further survived by Step-Grandchildren and Step-Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and many other relatives and friends.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Beverly in infancy
Grandson: Terry Waldhart

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN 21

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers and 3 Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Zuleger

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ottilia Frischmann

 

HONORARY URNBEARERS: Grandchildren: Todd (Colleen) Waldhart, Scott (Lori) Waldhart, Brett Waldhart, Dennis (Charlene) Acker Jr., Dana Acker (Significant Other: Todd Rodman), Brian Acker, Heidi (Jeff) Krause, Janna (Wayne) Peckman, Bonnie Kiefner (Significant Other: Joey Wolfbauer), Neal Kiefner, Mike (Nicole) Purdy and Keith (Shelly) Purdy

 

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


  Daniel E. Carstensen, 91, Medford, passed away on Sunday, August 31 at Aspirus Medford ER.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. in the Fireplace Lounge of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  A private family service will follow with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating.  Urnbearers will be his grandsons, Mark Nowak, Vincent and David Dobeck, Tim Ziembo, Zach and Alex Carstensen.

  Daniel was born on May 14, 1923 in Little Black to William and Paulina (Feddick) Carstensen.  He was a graduate of Medford High School and attended St. John's University.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946.

  On October 24, 1953 he married Marilyn Berger, who survives, in Medford.

  Daniel worked at Hurd Millwork for 48 years.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing concertina and was a BIG Packers fan.  He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Boxrucker-Berry American Legion and life member and past commander of the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729.

  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Carstensen of Medford; his children, Barbara (Bill) Ziembo of Brooklyn Center, MN, Lori (Mike) Dobeck of Henderson, NV, Donna (Pete) Nowak, Dan Butch (Jill) Carstensen and Mike (Denise) Carstensen all of Medford.  17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Donald Lawrence Tessmer


 

Donald Lawrence Tessmer, age 89, of Dorchester, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with his family by his side. Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dorchester at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jerome Freimuth officiating. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Private burial will be held later at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery South. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Don was born August 22, 1925 on the home farm in the Township of Mayville, Clark County. He was the only child of Gust and Rose (Meyer) Tessmer. He received his education at Saint Peter Lutheran School in Dorchester. Don was united in marriage to Elaine Juedes on September 16, 1944 at Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dorchester. The couple operated the family dairy farm in the Town of Mayville until retirement. Don also drove school bus for 22 years for Dorchester and Dor-Abby schools. Since retirement they resided in the Village of Dorchester.

In his earlier years Don enjoyed playing baseball for the Dorchester community team. He also loved to follow the Cubs and Brewers and was a Packer fan. Don will be remembered for his love of fishing, hunting, old cars and tractors. Don also enjoyed league bowling and playing for the church dartball team.

 

Don is lovingly survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Elaine Tessmer of Dorchester, three children; Bruce (Sue) Tessmer of Dorchester, Bonnie (Myron) Saeger of Wisconsin Rapids, and Jean (David) Korntved of Nekoosa, 4 grandchildren; Nathan (Mary) Saeger, Brian (Ashley) Tessmer, Brent (Jeanna) Tessmer and Natalie (fiancé Mike Ganoni) Saeger and one great grandchild; Mitchell Saeger.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com
 

Maurice D. Wilson


 

Maurice D. Wilson, age 78, of Unity, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at her daughter's home in rural Owen. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Medford. Pastor Brian Wipf will officiate. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 until time of service Sunday at the church.

 

Maurice was born on May 3, 1936, to Robert Dozier and Pearl Johnson in Dry Prong, LA. She graduated from Tomah High School. Maurice was united in marriage to John H. Blackwell. They later divorced. She was united in marriage to David Wilson and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1995.

 

Maurice worked at Sealy Mattress Company for over 20 years. She also owned a boarding house in Watertown for 10 years and later served as a healthcare provider in Dorchester.

 

Maurice enjoyed crocheting, knitting afghans, sewing, gambling, playing games on facebook and was an Elvis Presley fan.

 

Maurice is survived by her children: Diane (Don) Nelson of Medford, Connie Pippin of Owen and Steve (Connie) Wilson of Baldosta, GA; five grandchildren: Nichole (Chris) Boelk of Medford, Abby Pippin of Withee, Jennifer Pippin of Owen, David Wilson of Janesville and Derek Wilson of LaCrosse; six great-grandchildren: Austin Pippin of Medford, Dominic Pippin of Withee, Lilly Gaun of Abbotsford, Riley Renderman of Owen, Peyton Boelk of Medford and Jayce Hanson of Withee. She is further survived by her sister, Patsy (Thomas) Flanagan of Oxford, her brother Donald Dozier of Benton, AR, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Robert (Alice) Dozier and mother and step-father, Pearl (Bullard) Marshall; her two husbands, John and David; two brothers: Ron Dozier and Michael Marshall and three great-grandchildren: Angie, Logan and Morgan Boelk.
 

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