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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2014-10

Elaine Barbara Lato


Elaine Barbara Lato, 85, formerly of Gilman died
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Oakbrook Nursing and
Rehab. Center-Thorp. She was born on October 30,
1928 in Chicago, IL. to the late Edward and Elaine
(Mitchell) Holliday. She graduated from Dundee, IL. High
school.

 

On May 28th, 1949 Elaine was united in marriage to
Stanley Lato of Gilman and learned first hand about
dairy farming. The couple with God’s help raise and
educate their six children. They sold their dairy farm to
their son Wayne and his wife in 1987 and retired to their
temporary home in Rice Lake. They then returned to the
Gilman area.

 

Elaine was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary
and a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

 

She is survived by her children, Diane (Ernest) Taylor of
Stanley, Katherine (Barry) Glicklich of Chicago, IL,
Jessica Lato of Stanley, Patricia (Paul) Labissoneire of
Milwaukee and Wayne (Karen) Lato of Gilman, 13
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Elaine is
preceded in death by her parents, husband, Stanley
(2002), daughter Laura and a brother Allen.

 

A memorial mass will be held at 11AM at SS Peter & Paul
Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Manu Sleeva
officiating. Inurnment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of service Saturday
at the Church. Plombon Funeral Service assisted the
family with arrangements.

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Michael A. Held


 

MICHAEL A. HELD

 

AGE: 44

 

ADDRESS: W4364 Apple Ave., Medford; A Township of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: died on Tuesday, October 28

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 1 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

 

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5-7 PM on Friday, October 31 and at church from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 1

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 26, 1970 in Wausau

 

EDUCATION: Edgar elementary schools and was a 1988 graduate of Edgar High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 28, 1996 at Edgar to Dawn M. Prochnow and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked for periods of time at Edgar Packing Plant and Wausau Homes. From 1996 to present, he worked at Greenheck Fan Corporation in Schofield. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling & spending time with his family.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he was a member of the education committee; Market Animal Show & sales committee of Taylor County

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dawn M. Held of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Jessica Schrom of Eau Claire, Rebecca Held & Samantha Held both at home in Medford

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Rodney (Jessica) Held of Edgar & Todd (Tracie) Held of Janesville

Sister – Barb (Bruce) Klieforth of Abbotsford

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Carol (Don) Heeren of Schofield; Father – Oscar (Mona Redman) Held of Edgar
Mother/Father-in-law: Bonnie & Dale Prochnow of Medford; Grandmother-in-law: Alice Prochnow of Medford

 

PALLBEARERS: Rod & Todd Held, Dale Prochnow Jr., Roger Hoffman, Mike Plooy, Dennis Blasel, Kevin Lipinski

 

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

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Keith W. Krug


 

     Keith W. Krug, 80, Medford died on Monday, October 27 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Medford with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Visitation will be at Our Saviour’s on Thursday evening from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 – 11 a.m. on Friday. Atkins Northland Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
     Keith was born on March 11, 1934 in Holway to Fred and Myrtle (Larson) Krug. He attended Pine Creek Elementary School and graduated from Medford High School in 1952. After high school he moved to Milwaukee where he worked at Standard Oil for two years before returning to Medford. On October 2, 1954 he married Joan Baumgarter, who preceded him in death on March 26, 1998. He worked at Medford Motors before opening his own mechanic’s garage. He owned two milk trucks with routes in the area and three school buses, contracted by the Medford School District. In 1964, Keith and Joan purchased land on Billings Avenue where they built their home and garage. Keith worked as a mechanic and continued operating school buses before obtaining the entire contract with the Medford School District, which his family continues to operate. He started Krug’s Towing, which he later sold to his son. He also operated Krug Tours and enjoyed traveling with groups around the United States. Keith and Joan were foster parents for Taylor County. Keith was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Wisconsin School Bus Association, Wisconsin Motor Coach Association, Wisconsin Towing Association and Good Sam RV Club. Keith was a member of the National Guard for four years.
     Survivors include his children, Jim (Diane), Brian (Jeanne), Barb (Ed), Bob (Karen),and Bruce (Michele); siblings, David (Juanita), Judy (Galen) Nowak, Marian (Ken) Nernberger, Lavonne (Bernard) Dums; brother-in-law, Jim Prell; ten grandchildren, Josh, Craig (Tara), Adam (Chelsey), Mandy, Austin, Sarah, Kenny and Dalton Krug, Emily (Aemus) Balsis, and Kaci (Nick) Klemm. Special foster grandchild, Justin Spanjer; ten step grandchildren, Billie (Brian) Schilling, Aaron (Erin) Day, Ashley Valentine, Brittany Black, Jennifer and David Ridler, Austin and Morgan Salzgeber, and Matt (Chrissy) and Kyle (Ashlee) Rowe; 16 great grandchildren with three on the way.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; sister, Charlotte Prell; and daughter-in-law, Susy.
     The family would like to thank Wendy Geiger and his sister Marian for their faithful and devoted care given to Keith over the past several years.

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Lennice S. Gehrke


 

Lennice S. Gehrke, 100, Colby died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Colonial Center, Colby.

She was born September 28, 1914 in Hancock, daughter of the late Otis and Mary (Reid) Gray. On April 15, 1937 she married Paul Gehrke at Potter Memorial Church, Hancock. He preceded her in death.

 

Lennie was a homemaker and also farmed with her husband Paul. She enjoyed doing the daily tasks around the farm and loved being outdoors. Some of her interests included fishing, raising her many cats and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include one son, Dan (Sue) Gehrke, Dorchester, six grandchildren, Bobbie (Brian) Reamer, Shaun Gehrke, Jody (Dawn) Gehrke, Bradley Gehrke, Kathryn Gehrke and Michael Gehrke, nine great grandchildren, Nick, Brittany, Brandon, Cassandra, Ryan, Emily, Cora, Gabe and Sam, and one great grandchild, Zane Gehrke.

 

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jamie Gehrke.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Colburn-Leola Cemetery, Hancock. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com - See more at: http://www.petersonkraemer.com/obituary/Lennice-S.-Gehrke/Colby-WI/1445802#sthash.kVeUMPoE.dpuf

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Clifford "Cliff" J. Edelburg


 

CLIFFORD “CLIFF” J. EDELBURG

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 630 State Highway 102 Rib Lake Village of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:20 P.M. Friday, October 24 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 5 hours.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 29 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dittrich

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 29 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 10, 1929 in Milwaukee

 

EDUCATION: Attended McDill Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: July 16, 1955 in Medford to Patricia A. Smith and they later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Clifford served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1952. Clifford and Patricia then owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood for a number of years also during this time he hauled pulpwood. He then worked for the Taylor County Highway Department for a number of years. Clifford drove truck for various companies until his retirement. Clifford was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed woodworking craft work, playing cards, going for drives and spending time with his family.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and Lifetime Member of VFW Post #15051.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Dawn King of Yadkinville, North Carolina and Cindy (Bryan) Meyer of Rib Lake

 

GRANDSON DECEASED: Jeremy Edelburg on December 5, 1992

 

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Tasha (Chris) Wicks of Westboro, Tabitha (Troy) Block of Dorchester, Butch “BJ” (Shannon) Wiegel of Medford, Jamie Meyer of Medford and Nick Meyer of Medford

 

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

1 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILD

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Valerie Mezich of Plover

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Robert Edelburg on October 31, 2013

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur C. Edelburg

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara C. Edelburg (Maiden Name: Schultz)

 

URNBEARER: GRANDSON: Butch “BJ” Wiegel

 

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

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Albert Louis Haertle Jr


Albert Louis Haertle, Jr.

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: 654 Maple Court, APT # 104, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Medford Hospital, Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM.

 

SERVICES: Will be held at a later date.

 

INTERMENT: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 8, 1924, Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: High School Graduate

 

MARRIAGE: Thelma Rose Stroschine, April 24, 1976

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran, Truck driver in Motor pool and was deployed to Guam. He then went on to work for Aukley Business Interiors where he retired from after 29 years. Albert also loved to travel.

 

MEMBER OF: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Good Shepherd Catholic Church Rib Lake, WI

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Thelma Rose Haertle, Rib Lake, WI

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Stepson; Dale (Ginny) Stroschine of Victor, Montana, Stepdaughter; Lynn (Richard) Bradner of Ogama, WI, Stepson; Kevin (Debra) Stroschine of Winchendon, Massachusetts.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Stepdaughter; 2009- Carla Ludin, Step son-in-law; 1992- Jon Ludin

 

9 Granchildren

 

14 Great Grandchildren

 

2 Great Great Grandchildren

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Louis Haertle, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Elizabeth Haertle, maiden name Burinske

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Maria M. Bondaruk


 

MARIA M. BONDARUK

 

AGE: 97

 

ADDRESS: W6508 County Highway A. Medford Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:00 A.M. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a resident for the past 1 day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 P.M. Monday, October 27, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Mr. Robert Eberhardt & Mr. Stanley March

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery at a later date

 

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:00 P.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 20, 1917 in White, Russia

 

EDUCATION: Maria received her education in White, Russia

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Maria spent the first 50 years of her life in White, Russia. She then immigrated to the family dairy farm in Little Black WI in 1967 where she became an integral part of her family farm. For the past 20 years, Maria and her nephew George worked as a team to maintain the farm and care for one another. She enjoyed cooking and reading the bible and the Polish Paper from Stevens Point.

 

MEMBER OF: She began to walk in the truth with God in the early 1970’s with her home bible group

 

SURVIVING NEPHEW/NIECE: George Bondaruk of Little Black and Fran (Norm) Pierce of Poplar Grove, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Paul Bondaruk on February 17, 1968 and Sister-in-Law: Anna K. Bondaruk on August 19, 1994 as well as 2 other Brothers and 1 Sister

 

OTHER INFORMATION: 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 

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James P. "Jim" Gumz


 

 

 

James P. "Jim" Gumz, age 57, of rural Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church.

 

Jim was born on May 18, 1957, the son of Harold and Mary (Swobada) Gumz in Wausau. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1976. Jim was united in marriage to Grace Marie Fochs on October 22, 1976 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Halder, WI.

 

Jim has been a self-employed farmer since 1981 when he entered a partnership with his brother, Michael. In 2011, he began farming on his own.

 

Jim loved life. He loved working the land, taking care of his cattle and family. Jim liked riding motorcycles and working on them. He enjoyed hunting with his children and neighbors. Jim also liked to play cards and UNO and an occasional game of foosball. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

 

Jim is survived by his wife; Grace Gumz of Athens; his three sons: Jacob Robert, Nicholas Charles and Alex James; two grandchildren: Aiden James and Riais Varela; his mother, Mary Gumz. He is further survived by his five siblings: Delmar (JoAnn) Gumz of Wausau, Roger Gumz of Milwaukee, Michael (Sue) Gumz of Athens, Suzie Frane of San Antonio, TX and Patty Monroe of Grand Prairie, TX; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is loved and will truly be missed.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold.

 

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Ronald W. "Stub" Grambort


 

Ronald W. “Stub” Grambort age 82, of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living Center in Colby. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church.

 

Ronald was born on May 16, 1932, the son of Walter and Norma (Ryder) Grambort in Marshfield. He attended Abbotsford Public Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Abbotsford High School. On December 13, 1952 Stub was united in marriage to Catherine “Kitty” Froeba at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal.

 

After he graduated from high school Stub worked as a livestock dealer for Christensen- Grambort Livestock and eventually became a partner in the business. Ronald retired in 1992 and moved to Lake Tomahawk and then moved back to Abbotsford in 2013.

 

Stub was a former director for Security State Bank and Mid-Wisconsin Bank.

 

Ronald is survived by his wife; Catherine Grambort of Abbotsford, sons; Gary (Tammy) Grambort of Colorado, Randy (Kathy) Grambort of Abbotsford, Dennis (Lori) Grambort of Minocqua and Jeff Grambort of Abbotsford, sister; Darlene Lamont of Abbotsford, grandchildren; Lindsey (Matt) Ried, Jen (Adam) Sutton, Abby (Travis) Frischman, Jessie Grambort, Clint (Lynn) Grambort, Jason Grambort and Josh Grambort, great-grandchildren; Hunter, Haylee, Peyton, Paisley, Parker, Devon, Trevor, Kaden, Kenzie and Connor.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Gerald and James Grambort.

 

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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William "Bill" C. Marschke


 

WILLIAM “BILL” C. MARSCHKE

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: 600 Lake St. Rib Lake Village of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:39 P.M. Monday, October 20, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake with graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion Post #274

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1936 in Rib Lake

 

EDUCATION: Bill attended Rib Lake Area Elementary Schools and was a 1953 graduate of Rib Lake High School. In 1955 he attained his Teacher’s Certificate from Taylor County Normal School in Medford

 

MARRIAGE: 1st Marriage was in 1960 and later divorced. 2nd Marriage was on Feb 22, 1971 in Marquette, MI to Bernadette F. Kane

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After receiving his teaching degree, Bill taught as an elementary teacher for 1 year at Woodville Rural School. In 1956, He became part of the U.S. Air force where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant and worked as a Weather Forecaster for 22 years until his retirement in 1978. Bill was stationed in Nevada, Tennessee, England, Germany, Taiwan, and lastly, at the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette, MI. After his retirement from the Air Force, he owned the Village Wash Laundromat in Rib Lake for 6 years. He then worked for the ASCS Office as a farm land surveyor for a period of time. Bill then worked for Tombstone Pizza in Medford as an Environmental Control Supervisor until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, picking berries, making firewood, being outdoors, gardening, playing cards and he was an avid Packer, Brewer and Dodgers fan. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake and Rib Lake American Legion Post # 274. Bill served on the Rib Lake Village Board, St. John’s Church Council and the Spirit Lake Improvement Association

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bernadette F. Marschke of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert Marschke of Rapid City, SD, Penny (Mike) Oswood of Oregon House, CA, Sean Marschke of Rapid City, SD, Bill (Edie) Sunderlin of North Fond Du Lac, Candy (Kane) (Husband: Mark) Rinehart of Medford and Karen (Kane) (Husband: Fritz) Balz of Athens

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 11: Heather Norton, Dustin, Daniel, Matthew, Ariel and Nathaniel Rinehart, Gracie Balz, Jeremy Marschke, Jordan Marschke, Carl and Christopher Oswood

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN 4

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Arlene Tucker of Rib Lake, Peggy (Fred) Scholz of Tomahawk, Gayle (Paul) Scholz of Tomahawk and Robert (Kay) Marschke of Rib Lake

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Louis Frederick Marschke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Loretta Ruth Schaus

 

URNBEARERS: Honorary: David Ratkowski Active: Bill “Butch” Sunderlin

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date to Hope Hospice and the Rib Lake American Legion Post # 274
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Alfred "Butch" Buyatt


 

Alfred “Butch” Buyatt, 90 of Jump River died Saturday, October 18,

2014 peacefully at his home under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

He was born on December 24, 1923 at home in Jump River to the late
Syrvie and Alfa (Oleson) Buyatt. Butch attended area schools there
and entered the Military during WWII. He was in the Marines until
1946. After his service time he married Hilma Ilene Dickerson in
Sheldon on August 12, 1946.

 

The couple lived in Waukesha and he was a truck driver for RoxO
Beverages. Butch was a “Jack of all trades” and after driving truck
the couple later moved back “home” to Jump River. Butch was the
care taker at the Country Club Golf Course in Boulder Junction for a
couple of years until his full retirement. Then Butch worked at the
Jump River Community Center and volunteered at the Mt. Nebo
Cemetery. He was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church-
Hannibal, the V.F.W., the Jump River Lions, enjoyed fishing, was an
avid deer hunter and liked watching all sports.

 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hilma, sons, Douglas (Dolly)
Buyatt of Deerfield, William “Bink” (Chili) Buyatt of Pemberton, NJ,
and Allen (Susan) Buyatt of Waukesha, seven grandchildren, many
great grandchildren, his sister Ardelle Hink of Big Bend. Butch is
preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill, Lloyd and Clinton
and sister Betty.

 

A memorial service will be at 11:30 AM on Friday, October 24, 2014
at the Jump River Community Center with Rev. Barry Boyer.
Inurnment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery with full military rites.

 

Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service at the center. Plombon

Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements.

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Laddie J. Vlcek


 

LADDIE J. VLCEK

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens, 635 W. Cedar, Medford; A former Westboro & Ogema area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:44 AM Saturday, October 18 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 ½ weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held in the Spring of 2015 and will be announced at a later date

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Don Rhody

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1928 at Westboro, WI

 

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary and was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 12, 1950 at Milwaukee to Ida Mae Soderstrom and she preceded him in death March 17, 2011

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran achieving the rank of Sergeant having served from May of 1946 to Nov. of 1947. After the military, he resided in Phillips and worked at Flambeau Milling for a period of time. In 1958 they moved to Ogema where he began his career with the US Postal Service for the next 30 years working as a clerk and later postmaster until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church where he had served on various groups including Deacon & Financial Secretary;
Past member of the Ogema Lions Club, and the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Brien (Kate Carollo) Vlcek of Seattle, WI & Bruce Vlcek of New Bedford, MA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Elizabeth (Dan) Duryea of Bellevue, WA, Laura (Courtney) Taylor, Allison Vlcek & Kevin Vlcek all of Seattle, WA

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joseph, Rudy & Frank Vlcek; Sisters – Martha Look & Helen Axlerod

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Vlcek

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Simek

 

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

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Linda D. Schmittfranz


 

LINDA D. SCHMITTFRANZ

 

AGE: 63

 

ADDRESS: N7441 County Road C, Rib Lake, WI; A Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 3:10 am Friday, October 17 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, emergency room where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, October 20 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 4-8 PM on Sunday, October 19 and also at the Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, October 20

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1951 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: Town of Greenwood elementary school, 1969 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 28, 1969 at the Chelsea Catholic Church to James “Jim” F. Schmittfranz and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she worked mostly as a housewife/mother. She also did home child care for a period of time. She also worked at KFC & Hurd Millwork in Medford, C & G Minimart, Gem Products & Great Northern Cabinetry in Rib Lake for periods of time. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, embroidery, crocheting & spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” F. Schmittfranz of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tony (Bobbie Jean) Schmittfranz of Rib Lake, Susan (Joshua) Powell of Crystal, MN, A.J. Schmittfranz of Minneapolis, MN

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Molly & Logan Schmittfranz, Makenna, Duncan & Hunter Powell
Honorary Grandchildren - Makayla, Tailor, Erin and Evan Bohmbach

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Janice (Donald) Johnson of Superior, Rod (Jeanette) Eggert of Grand Rapids, MI, Donna (Don) Hoefferle of Rib Lake

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Dawn Marie Eggert

 

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Albert Eggert

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Delores Pearl Glenzer

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary - Logan and Molly Schmittfranz, Makenna Powell, Erin and Evan Bohmbach
Active - Lee Johnson, Travis Wienke, Jared Powell, Andy Carlyle, Kris Brothers, Makayla and Tailor Bohmbach 

 

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

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Leokadia "Lea" Fildes


 

Leokadia “Lea” Fildes passed away on Wednesday, October 15 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a six month battle with cancer.

 

Leokadia Orszanski was born to Michael and Luba (Kulago) Orszanski on August 7, 1950 in Stanley, WI. Lea married Larry Fildes on April 24, 1982 in Tuscon, AZ. They have one daughter, Larissa. She recently retired after being a long time elementary school principal in Colby.

 

Lea is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Luba Orszanski and survived by her husband, Larry Fildes, her brother, Leon Orszanski, of Clinton, WI, her sister, Alice Orszanski, of Marshfield, WI, and her daughter, Larissa Fildes, of Hudson, WI.

 

Visitation will be held at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, WI on Sunday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. followed by a prayer service. An additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 20 from 10-11 a.m. The second visitation will be followed by a procession to Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, WI for the burial at noon. Father Ted Wojcik will officiate. All family and friends are welcome.

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Kyanna Lynn Olson


 

Kyanna Lynn Olson, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 8, 2014. She was born August 13, 2014 in Marshfield to Reid and Kimberly (Petersen) Olson. Her funeral service will be 3:00 pm Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Pastor Brian Campbell will officiate. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service at the Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery, Withee.

 

Kyanna is lovingly survived by her parents, Reid and Kimberly (Petersen) Olson of Owen, Sister, Kabella, maternal grandparents, Kaj and Loralee Petersen of Withee, paternal grandparents, Robert and Wendy Olson of Owen, Great Grandparents; Berry and Gerry Fetting of Abbotsford, Orlando and Sayoko Olson of Withee, Curtis and Nancy Garrett of Owen, and Russell and Donna Moyer of Barneveld, WI. Kyanna is further survived by her aunts and uncles; Kayne (Jodi) Olson of Owen, Carmen (Dan) Draheim of Manitowoc, Hailey (Devon) Schisel of Manitowoc, Walker Olson of Owen, Michael Petersen of Chippewa Falls, Stephanie Petersen of Withee, Trinity Petersen of Withee and Christina Josias of Omaha, Nebraska and cousins; Graysen and Anden Schisel and Avani Smith.

Kyanna is preceded in death by her Great Grandparents; Paul and Marlene Petersen and brother; Ryder Olson.

 

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

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Gertrude E. Lampi


 

Gertrude E. Lampi, age 100, of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Monday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Gertrude was born on July 28, 1914 in Marquette, Michigan, the daughter of Matt and Fannie (Lukkala) Lampi. She attended the Bee Hive School in rural Owen until the eighth grade. Gertrude cared for her parents and then moved to Illinois in 1969. While in Illinois, she worked in Highland Park at the Moraine Hotel and Villa Moderne for 10 years and then worked at the Hearth Fair in Glenview. During her working career she was a waitress, housekeeper and a child care provider. Gertrude moved to Abbotsford in 2005.

 

Gertrude was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.

 

She enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 brothers and sisters; Signe Saari, Mary Peura, Matt O. Lampi, Ina Johnson, Joseph Lampi and Michael Lampi.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Shirley M. Weber


Shirley M. Weber, age 86, of Withee, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center surrounded by her family under the tender care of hospice. A Rosary Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date in Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora, IL.

 

Shirley was born on February 9, 1928 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Leo and Kathryn (Freiders) Swickert. She attended St. Nicholas Grade School and graduated from Madonna High School. On May 11, 1951, Shirley was united in marriage to George "Judd" J. Weber in Aurora, IL. The couple moved to the Withee area in 1994.

 

Shirley is survived by her husband of 63 years, George "Judd", Weber of Withee; her son, Charles J. Weber of Greenwood; two sisters: Joyce Vandemore of Kewanee, IL and Linda Wilkins of Donnellson, Iowa; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Richard Henry Bergquist


 

Richard Henry Bergquist, 82, Prentice, died on Sunday, October 5, at Aspirus Medford Care and Rehab while under the care of his family and Hope Hospice.

 

He was born on January 11, 1932, in Prentice, Wisconsin, the son of Henry and Eleanor (Borondi) Bergquist. He was a 1950 graduate of the Phillips High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was married to Jessie Hood on July 14, 1961, in West Chicago, Illinois.

 

During his lifetime, he worked in the Chicagoland area with Bergquist Tree Experts, and then as a logger in Price County with Guzinski Timber in Prentice, as well as independently. In addition to logging he operated a dairy farm in Prentice for 21 years. He attended the Trinity Lutheran Church in Prentice, was a member of the Southern Price County VFW Post No 8491, and of the National Rifle Association. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors.

 

He is survived by his wife, Jessie of Prentice. He is preceded in death by his parents, and by one brother, Lawrence Edward Bergquist.

 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 9, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Prentice with Pastor Gary Uttech officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Ellen M. Emmerich


 

ELLEN M. EMMERICH

 

AGE: 101

 

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford; City of Medford Resident; Former Town of Hammel Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 A.M. Monday, October 6 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 9 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Thursday, October 9 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 3, 1913 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Meadowbrook School in the Town of Hammel

 

MARRIAGE: April 19, 1932 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Clarence A. Emmerich and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1998.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She and her husband farmed in the Town of Hammel until 1964, where they then moved to Medford. Ellen worked at the Fayette Hotel and the Gas Light Restaurant, where she served many meals for the Kiwanis. Ellen did housework for Emma Fitch until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and trees. Ellen loved cooking, baking, sewing, making quilts and pillows.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Larry (Liz) Emmerich of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Mary Emmerich of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Floyd Emmerich on May 19, 2013

 

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Mike (Shirley) Emmerich of Medford, Kathy (Art) Reid of Medford, Jane (Duane) Meyer of Edgar, Dave (Melissa) Emmerich of Eau Claire, Tom (Eva) Emmerich of Oxnard, California and Pat (Janet) Emmerich of Medford

 

14 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

11 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING SISTERS-IN-LAW: Eleanor Woldt and Florence Lemke both of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: John, Leonard, Victor, Edward and Albert “Rob” Johnson
Sisters: Elsie Thompson and Eda Ecklund

 

DECEASED FATHER: Gustav Johnson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sofia Johnson (Maiden Name: Storm)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Mike, Tom, Dave and Pat Emmerich, Kathy Reid and Jane Meyer

 

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

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Joseph Frank Wojcik


Joseph Frank Wojcik, 76, Ogema, passed away on Monday, September 29. A memorial will be held Friday, October 10 starting at 4 p.m at Heindl Funeral home in Prentice.

 

Joe was born January 29, 1938 in Ogema to the late John and Marles (Kreklau) Wojcik. He attended Sunnyside Grade School and graduated from Prentice High School. On January 24, 1959 he married the late Sharon (Knight) Wojcik. They ran the Macky Spur Bar and also dairy farmed. He enjoyed old cars, bowling with this family, and working at his retirement business selling used truck parts. Joe was also a member of the National Guard.

 

Survivors include their six children, Joe (Julie), John, Eric and Virginia Annala, all of Ogema, Scott (Donna) of Prentice and Annie Wojcik of Medford; four sisters and one brother, Linda (Darrell) of Ogema, Kathy of Medford, Helen and Bernice of Wausau, and John of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife and one great-grandson.

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Carl C. Jakel


 

Carl C. Jakel, age 90, of Curtiss, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family under the tender care of hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Monday, October 6 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Prayer Service at 4:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church.

 

Carl was born on October 1, 1924, in the Town of Mayville, the son of Charles and Anna (Wasmuth) Jakel. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kathryn Prohaska on July 9, 1952 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. She preceded him in death on December 14, 2000.

 

Carl lived all his life on the family farm. He was a farmer, worked at Curtiss Feedmill and Curtiss Cheese Factory. Carl also served on the Clark County Board for 14 years and served as Mayville Town Supervisor for 18 years. His parents were pillars of the community and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the Curtiss area.

 

Carl enjoyed baseball, including playing and umpiring, playing cards, especially cribbage, and traveling. He was also a beekeeper in his younger years. Most of all, he loved his family.

 

Carl is survived by four sons: Michael (Sandra "Peanuts") Jakel of Dorchester, James (Jenny) Jakel of Abbotsford, Paul (Jean) Jakel of Abbotsford and Thomas (Rhonda) Jakel of Abbotsford; two daughters: Kathryn (Steven) Katka of Albany, MN and Mary Beth "Buffy" (Donald) Feddick of Abbotsford; daughter-in-law, Karen Jakel of Spencer; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Dale (Rita) Jakel of Barron; two sisters, Beatrice (Willis) Duncan of Queen Creek, AZ and Lucille Steiner of Tempe, AZ; a sister-in-law, Bernice Jakel of NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathryn; his son, Charles "Chuck"; four brothers, Arnold, Elmer, Dennis and Robert and a sister, Elaine.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Hill Cemetery Association.
Family and friends may express on line condolences at www.maurinaschilling.com. 

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Mark Vincent Hirsch


Mark Vincent Hirsch, 86 of Sparta, WI and formerly of Medford, WI, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

 

Mark was born in Medford, WI on January 8, 1928 to James Leo and Theresa M. (Brost) Hirsch. He graduated from Medford High School in 1947 and spent the next two years at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Mark returned to Medford to marry his high school sweet heart, Bernice Spreen, on August 26, 1950. Mark and Bernice moved to a small farm outside of Stetsonville, WI in 1951 until they moved their family of nine to Sparta, WI in August 1967 after Mark changed his career to insurance and later became a rural postal delivery person until he retired at age 72. Mark will be long remembered and cherished for his devotion to his family and his Catholic faith.

 

Mark is survived by his spouse of 64 years, Bernice (Spreen), and children Philip T (Huong) Hirsch, Golden Valley, MN, Dave G (Rita) Hirsch, Sparta, WI, Msgr Joseph W Hirsch, Lima, Peru, Mary T Hirsch-Justice, Onalaska, WI, Ann C (Orin) Johnson, Hayfield, MN, Leo W (Kristin) Hirsch, Sparta, WI, Paul M (Linda) Hirsch, Austin, MN, Vincent J (Tammy) Hirsch, Sparta, WI, Sr. Ancilla Christine Hirsch (Daughters of St Paul), Nuremburg, Germany and 22 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
He is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Leo J Hirsch, Chicago, IL, Eileen J Handel, Medford, WI, Marguerite A Klingbeil, Medford, WI, and Patrick R Hirsch, Lake Bluff, IL.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Joseph J. Hirsch, and three siblings: Peter J Hirsch, Pensacola, FL, Marilyn E Strassman, Madison, WI and John R Hirsch, Medford, WI.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Orphanage of Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II in Lima, Peru. Send to: Diocese of La Crosse Mission Office, PO Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602.

 

VISITATION will be held at Lanham-Schanhoffer Funeral Home, 106 W Franklin St, Sparta, on October 3rd from 4-7 PM, with a Catholic Rosary service held at 7 PM.

 

FUNERAL Services will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 319 W Main St, Sparta, on Saturday, October 4th at 10 AM, Celebrant Msgr Joseph Hirsch and Concelebrant Fr Jerome Patric. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

 

PALLBEARERS: Philip Hirsch, David Hirsch, Leo Hirsch, Paul Hirsch, Vincent Hirsch, and Orin Johnson. Honorary Pallbearer: Matt Hirsch-Johnson.
 

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Richard Immormino


 

Richard A. Immormino, age 46, of Jim Falls, passed away on Tuesday, September 30,

2014 peacefully at his home with his family by his side and under thecare of Mayo Clinic

Health System Hospice, Eau Claire. 

 

Rich was born June 21, 1968 in Joliet, IL the son of James & Susan (Upton) Immormino.

His family moved to the Jump River area and he went to Gilman High. Rich has worked

since most recently for Lunda Construction as a crane operator. He enjoyed riding his

Harley, camping, fishing, canoeing, deer hunting and entertaining and spending time with
family and friends. Rich will be remembered for his sense of humor.

 

Rich is survived by his finance, Barb Landis of Jim Falls, two sons, Dillon (Kendall)
Immormino of Superior and Andy Haroldson of Eau Claire, his mother, Susan
Immormino of Jump River, siblings, Jim (Cheri) Immormino of East Troy; Nina (Billy) 
Gray of Sandwich, IL; Kevin (Shelly) Immormino of Thorp, and Dave (Jessica)
Immormino of Gilman; plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is
preceded in death by his father, James in 2011.

  

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Noon at the
Christ Community Church in Jump River, WI. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until
time of service at the church. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family.

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Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Teigen


 

REBECCA “BECKY” LYNN TEIGEN

 

AGE: 56

 

ADDRESS: Glenwood City, WI; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, September 30 at her residence in Glenwood City, WI after her brief encounter with cancer

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1st: 6:00 PM Friday, October 3 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI
2nd: 1:00 PM Saturday, October 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: 1st: Rev. Diane House; 2nd: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

 

VISITATION: 1st: 3 PM until the time of services at 6 PM on Friday, Oct. 3 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI; 2nd: 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1958 at Marshfield, WI

 

EDUCATION: Whittlesey and Pleasant Heights Grade School, 1976 graduate of Medford High School;
Attended Concordia University, St. Paul, MN where she studied Art and played catcher for the Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Team

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1990 at St. Paul, MN to Dennis Connolly and he preceded her in death in 2010
2nd: In 2011 to Scott Teigen who survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She drove St. Paul City Bus, worked at The Tile Shop, Cady Cheese and Andersen Windows for periods of time. She moved to Glenwood City in 1997. Along with her love of the farm, horses and wildlife, she loved the north woods, particularly the Lake Superior area & Madeline Island and the Whittlesey/Westboro area in the Chequamegan Forest where her parents live. She loved to cook and was always planning the next meal. Wreaths and rocks were her thing. She would scour the ditches & fields for plants she could use in her wreaths next fall and she had little piles of rocks all over the farm. She was an artist in everything she did.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Scott Teigen of Glenwood City, WI

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jennifer (friend, Anthony Olson) Connolly of Rochester, MN, James Connolly of St. Cloud, MN & Ann Connolly of New York City (Queens)
Step-sons: Travis & Brian (Laura) Teigen both of Glenwood City, WISURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bob (Janet) Reimann of Merrill, Rhonda (Bob) McClure of Lincoln, MT, Rod (Wendy) Reimann of Lake Elmo, MN, Robin (Phil) Carlson of Milan, Ray (Marla) Reimann of Merrill

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Neil & Delores “Fenno” Reimann of Westboro

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Becky has requested that memorials be given to Living Water International or the Glenwood City Library
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Joyce H. Ohlinger


 

Joyce H. Ohlinger, age 86, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Country Terrace in Abbotsford. A Mass of Christian will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 6, 2014 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Colby. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 5 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Rosary Service at 4:00 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church.

 

Joyce was born on December 11, 1927, the daughter of William and Agnes (Voelker) Schorer in the Town of Hull. She attended Pleasant Hill School and Colby High School. On July 28, 1945, Joyce was united in marriage to Charles Ohlinger at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1998.

 

She worked for Mr. B's in the produce department, Streckert Door Manufacturing and farmed in the Town of Hull, Stratford and Athens, retiring in 1988. Joyce moved to Colby in 1991.

 

She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and the PCCW and the Cherokee Homemakers. She enjoyed snowmobiling in her younger years, collecting stamps, playing cards and gardening.

 

Joyce is survived by her sister, Grace (William "Del") Knowles of Marshfield; two nieces, Judy Elpert of Marshfield and Jo (Lawrence) Hildebrandt of Chili and many many other nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; six sisters: Alice, Hilda, Nellie, Myrtle, Virginia and Stella; two brothers, Verland and Bill.

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