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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2014-12

Gerald Robert "Jerry" Travis


 

Gerald Robert “Jerry” Travis, age 77, of Withee passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at his residence in the town of Longwood. Visitation will take place on Monday, Dec. 29 at the church from 9:00 to 11:00 am. A memorial service will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Greenwood, on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 am. Reverend Brian Campbell will officiate.

 

Jerry was born December 7, 1937 to Robert and Anne (Whitney) Travis in Lyons, Wisconsin. He graduated from Walworth High School in 1956. After high school he enlisted in the US Army Reserves, and later attended the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Jerry married Ardis Selvig on October 26, 1982 in Neillsville, WI. He farmed in the town of Longwood and owned and operated Travis Calf Milk from 1981 to 1993.

 

He was a former member of the Williams Bay School Board and a member of the Beef Marketing Board and MENSA. He loved his horses as pets and was a child model. Jerry was an expert Sudoku player and read as much as he could. He could always be reached by phone for homework help from the grandchildren.

 

Jerry is lovingly survived by his wife, Ardis (Selvig) Travis of Withee, 5 children: Deborah Kanarowski, Pamela Travis, Kimberly Travis, Steve (Lori) Travis and Tami (Jeff) Seefluth and many foster children; 16 grandchildren, Kelly, Kaitlyn & Patrick Kanarowski; Amanda (Brian) Chalupny, Jonathon, Alexandra, Benjamin & Andrew Kind; Trevor Barth, Rogan, Tatym & Avery Travis; Ashley, Emma, Adam and Maggie Seefluth and 1 great-grandchild, Tennyson Gerald; and 3 siblings, Chuck Whitney, Peg Cunningham and Ila McErlean.

 

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents.

 

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Florence A. Goessl


 

FLORENCE A. GOESSL

 

AGE: 96

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center – Continental Manor, Abbotsford; Former Town of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:20 AM Monday, December 22 at Golden Living Center –Continental Manor, Abbotsford where she had resided for the past 6 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 27 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 27DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1918 in the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Spruce Grove Elementary School, Town of Deer Creek

 

MARRIAGE: April 14, 1937 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Clarence Goessl and he preceded her in death March 22, 1988

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Little Black from 1942 to 1975. She resided in Stetsonville and in 2004 resided at Country Gardens in Medford for periods of time. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and sewing.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Catholic Order of Foresters

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary Ann Lehman of Medford, Charles (Judy) Goessl of Caledonia, Norbert (Joanne) Goessl of Medford, Joyce Grinker of Medford, Margaret (Frank) Bohte of Dorchester, Betty (Tom) Geiger of Stetsonville, Theresa (John) Fleischmann of Stratford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons-in-law: Delmar “Del” Lehman & William “Bill” Grinker

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 21 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 29

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Helfert of Colby and Dorothy (Casey) Sobczak of Hot Springs Village, AR

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Clarence Cypher, Catherine Seidel, Marie Bernard & Marcella Wittlinger

 

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Cypher

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hermine (Maiden name – Jakel) Haberman

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Gary, Andy & Mark Goessl, Brian, Pat & Paul Lehman, Scott Geiger, Luke Fleischmann

 

OTHER INFORMATION: 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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Alta June Hempel


 

ALTA JUNE HEMPEL

 

AGE: 88

 

ADDRESS: 509 Lemke Avenue, Medford, WI, Deerview Meadows Assisted Living where she had lived for the past 6 years.

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford, December 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM, Monday, December 29, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

VISITATION: Monday December 29, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 1:00 PM.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1926 in the Village of Unity, Wisconsin.EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford Area Senior High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Franklin Harold Hempel on October 25, 1944 in Medford.

 

HOBBIES / INTERESTS: Alta served as the book keeper for Hempel-Skelly Service and also Doberstein Lumberyard. Alta and her husband Frank owned and operated Wildwood Supper club in Chelsea from 1977 – 1986. She was an avid knitter, and enjoyed crocheting. She was a key member in the research for the Genealogy of all cemeteries in Taylor County, and also surrounding counties. She also enjoyed painting Rosemaling and plates. Alta was well known for making “Ukrainian Eggs”. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was Baptized and Confirmed. She served on several ladies committees at the church, and also was a Sunday school teacher.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bruce (Pat) Hempel of Medford, Luanne (Bruce) Olson of Stetsonville.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Brian Hempel, Shelby Hempel, Kari (Jason) Wanke and Michael (Michelle) Olson

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers and Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Leffel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Delia (Born) Leffel


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Alta may be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Thomas P. Brost


 

THOMAS P. BROST

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: 2851 Boss Road in Abbotsford, Previously of 634 S. Park Ave. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:05 A.M. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Private Memorial Service was held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment took place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1936 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Tom attended Holy Rosary Grade School

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Tom enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, the outdoors and watching T.V.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lambert “Red”, Leroy, Vernon, Allen (Joanne) Brost all of Medford, Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay and Marlene Dettmering of Medford. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rita Werner in 1975 and Margaret “Peg” Tuma on April 19, 2014

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret C. Enders

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Tom’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Schools.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Marjorie "Marge" E. Metz


 

MARJORIE “MARGE” E. METZ

 

AGE: 67

 

ADDRESS: N3895 Oriole Drive, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 7:55 AM on Tuesday, December 16 at her residence in the Town of Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, December 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Township of Little Black

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, December 19

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 6, 1947 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Little Black Center School, Town of Little Black and was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 20, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Paul L. Metz and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her earlier years, she worked as a nurses aid at Memorial Nursing Home, Medford. Then she worked as a housewife & mother while her children were growing up. In 1981 she worked as a nurses aid and later a receptionist at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County, Medford until ill health forced her retirement in 2003. She enjoyed gardening, scrap booking, baking, camping & other family adventures, spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and she had a gift to gab.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Paul L. Metz of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Timothy (fiance – Dianne Gebhart) Metz of Sun Prairie, WI; Brenda (Brian Richards) Metz of Mosinee; Julie (Scott) Navarre of Marshfield

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Ethan & Peyton Metz, Parker & Megan Navarre

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Nancy Wycliffe of Medford, Neal (Jean) Nuernberger of Wahpeton, ND, Paul (Linda) Nuernberger of Medford, Mary (Tom) Brost of Medford, Sara Nuernberger of Medford
Brother-in-law: Roger Paul of Hubertus, WI; Sister-in-law: Doris Nuernberger of Sheboygan Falls, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: David Nuernberger & Ellyn Paul

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EPHEW DECEASED: Eric Nuernberger

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother-in-law: Beulah Metz of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Arnold Nuernberger

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Goldie Irene Moore

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Hope Hospice of Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Roger R. Hubbard


 

Roger R. Hubbard, age 63, formerly of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Tomah.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Scott Johnson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and Owen-Withee Vets Club.

 

Roger was born on January 11, 1951, the son of Allen and Ella (Heiman) Hubbard. He attended the Thorp area schools, graduating in 1969. Roger served in the U. S. Army from 1971-72, stationed in Germany.

 

Roger is survived by his daughter, Shari Wakefield of Marshfield; his grandson, Devan Wakefield of Seymour, TN; 11 brothers and sisters: Robert (Carol) of Withee, Bonnie Ross of Las Vegas, NV, Sandy (Ken) Engel of Owen, Donna (Joe) Soborowicz of Montverde, FL, Royce (Karla) of Thorp, Barb (Dale) Schulz of Edgar, Bill of Stanley, Earl of Owen, Neil of Fairchild, Ivan of Owen and John (Joy) of Thorp. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Richard "Dick" E. Kangas


 

Richard "Dick" E. Kangas, age 62, of Thorp, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Bruce Kannenberg will officiate. Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

 

Richard was born on March 17, 1952 the son of Eino and Dorothy (Marten) Kangas in Phillips. During Richard's working years, he worked for local farmers as a farm laborer, at the Occupational Development Center and most recently at the Clark County Health Care Center.

 

Richard was friendly and kind, gentle, and generous with a heart of gold. He valued friendships and had a love for animals just like his mother. Richard's favorite past times were doing latch hook, coloring, eating out, going to the movies, taking short trips or spending a day at the casino. Most of all he loved to be around his friends and sisters, while beating you at a game of checkers.

 

Richard is survived by his two sisters: Shirley (David) Williams of Medford and Marilyn (Duane) Meyers of Colby; his uncle and aunt, Francis and Lillie Belle Marten of Pittsville; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David.

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Ralph H. Hamann


 

Ralph H. Hamann, age 80, of rural Colby, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. John High Steeple Lutheran Church in the Town of Wien, Marathon County. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. Inurnment will be held in the church cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Ralph was born on July 19, 1934 in the Town of Frankfort, Marathon County. He was united in marriage to Mary Alice Scheper on December 6, 1969 at the St. John Lutheran Parsonage. Ralph farmed on the family farm where he was born retiring at age 65. He continued to live on the farm until his death. Ralph also worked at Weyerhauser Door in Marshfield.

 

Ralph enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially hunting out west. He was a life long member of St. John Lutheran Church.

 

Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary of Colby; his daughter, Bonnie Hamann of Wausau; his son, Dale Hamann of New Lisbon; three grandchildren: John, Eva and Claudia Bondgien. He is further survived by his sister, Arabelle Syring of Stratford and his brother, Wallace Hamann of Colby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Dwayne Hamann and daughter-in-law, Marie Hamann.

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William "Bill" G. Spreen, Jr


 

WILLIAM “BILL” G. SPREEN, JR.

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: N4703 State Hwy 13, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 11 at the residence of his daughter in the Village of Stratford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 9 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, December 15

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 23, 1922 at the family home in the Township of Hammel

 

EDUCATION: Esadore Elementary School, Township of Hammel

 

MARRIAGE: June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Ellen E. Voit and she preceded him in death May 14, 2014

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of WW II. In his early years, he worked in the lumber & logging business. For a period of time he partnered with Clifford Meyer in a saw mill business. He then drove truck for Neuendorf Transportation until his retirement.

 

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Stetsonville American Legion Post

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandi (Don) Lange of Stratford, Bryan Spreen, whereabouts unknown, Lisa (Wayne) Koch of Boston, MA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Lydia Meyer of Medford, Sylvia Spreen of Rockford, North Dakota, Bernice Hirsch of Sparta; Brother – Elroy (Lorna) Spreen of MedfordBROTHERS/SISTERS

 

DECEASED: Lillian Pernsteiner on December 27, 2013

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Spreen, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Mathilda Skabroud

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Chris Lange, Angela Sievers, Nate Lange, Clay Lange, Clint Spreen

 

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

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Alma L. Hatlestad


Alma L. Hatlestad, age 102 of Owen, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. the Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Burial will be held in the Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements. 

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Beverly M. Hart


  Beverly M. (Hopperdietzel) Hart, 65, Athens, died Monday, December 8th, 2014 at St.Joseph's Hospital.

  She was born August 26th, 1949, the daughter of Ralph and Marella (Auner) Hopperdietzel.  She married Dennis Hart on March 26th, 1966.  He survives.

  Beverly farmed with her husband and worked at Weathershield in Medford for over 20 years.  

  She enjoyed puzzles, playing cards and mostly spending time with family and friends.

  Survivors include her husband Dennis, sons Ronald and Jason of Athens, 4 Grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  One sister, Joyce (Jerry) Strasser, daughter in law Linda, nieces, nephews and many loving brother and sister in laws.

  Besides her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by one son, Rick, and one sister, Sharon Lake.

  Funeral services will be held on Thurday, December 11th at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens.  Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. unti time of the services at 11:00 A.M., all at the church.

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Hilbert George Dassow Jr


Hilbert George Dassow, Jr.     


AGE:  63


ADDRESS:  N 4522 Grahl Drive, Medford, WI 54451


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  His residence, Monday December 8, 2014 at 4:35 AM


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Friday December 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, WI.


OFFICIATING:  Pastor Randal Jeppeson


INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Whittlesey, WI


VISITATION: 5-7:00 PM, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1950 in Medford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Attended Rib Lake High School.


MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, WI


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Employed as a logger with Dassow Logging, where he also was a truck driver. He loved his tractors, and enjoyed hunting. Hilbert was always joking and pulling pranks. He will be remembered as a fun loving Brother, Father, and Grandfather. He loved his family dearly, and was always there to lend a helping hand.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Holly Dassow of Medford, WI and Andy (Kelly) Dassow of Medford, WI.


LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Rain Sperl, Mirek Clendenning, Alyssa Dassow, Colton Dassow, Ashlyn Dassow

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Barb (Alan) Niemi of Arizona, Richard (Vicki) Dassow of Rib Lake, WI, Bruce (Jill) Dassow, Mike Dassow and Lynn (Paul) Emmerich, all of Medford, WI.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Hilbert Henry Dassow, Sr.     

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion Fleegel


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in honor of Hilbert may be made to his family, designation will be made at a later date.

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Floyd J. Plautz


 

FLOYD J. PLAUTZ, age 83, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, from 4pm to 8pm, with a combined parish and Knights of Columbus rosary service at 7:30pm. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.

 

Floyd James Plautz was born in River Falls, WI on April 2, 1931, a son of Stephen and Alice (Robey) Plautz. He was raised and received his education in Willard, and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1949. After completing high school, Floyd moved to Milwaukee and worked at Allis Chalmers. In 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and returned to Willard after his discharge, and worked for Plautz Brothers Construction. Floyd was united in marriage to Virginia R. Niehaus on November 27, 1954 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield. In 1980, he started Plautz-Pekol & Haas Construction, which he owned until selling out and retiring in 2001. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time at home with his family and wintering in Florida.

 

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, the Greenwood American Legion Post #238, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council #4963, and formerly served on the board of the Greenwood Credit Union.

 

Floyd had many interests, but especially loved planting trees, mowing lawn, and driving just about anything.

 

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Virginia, of Greenwood; four daughters: Sue Eller of Alpharetta, GA, Cindy (Perry) Oestreich of Greenwood, Sharon (Sam) Street of Greenwood, Carol Plautz of Greenwood; two sons: Scott Plautz and Paul (Julie) Plautz, both of Greenwood; five grandchildren: Jordan and Samantha Street, Lexi Oestreich, Marissa and Mitchell Plautz; one brother: Paul (Rosalie) Plautz of Hales Corners, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Robert and Philip Plautz; and two sons: Alan and Donald Plautz.

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Arlie Wayne Knight


 

Arlie Wayne Knight      

 

AGE:  78

 

ADDRESS: 5318 County Road E, Athens, WI 54411, formerly of Ogema, WI


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Died at his residence, Friday, December 5, 2014.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.


OFFICIATING:  Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT:   2:00 PM, Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake WI


VISITATION: 9:30 until the time of services at 11:00 AM Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 28, 1936, Whiteside County, Illinois

 

EDUCATION: 1956 Graduate of Westboro High School


MARRIAGE: Carol Shirley Peterson on February 2, 1963 in Rib Lake, WI


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Honorably Discharged from the US Army, Armor Division, on February 5, 1962 at the rank of SP4 E4. Arlie loved to “Tinker around,” and took pleasure in making different items out of wood including shelves and eagles. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and playing with his dogs. His favorite times were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Shirley (Peterson) Knight

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rocky (Bonnie) Knight of Medford, WI, Wade (Joan) Knight Athens, WI

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter, Laura Denise Knight on March 16, 1986.


GRANDCHILDREN: Katie (Tommy) Weaver, Courtney (Kevin) Zelms, Justin Knight, Michael Baynes, Aaron, Chirstina and Roger Knight, Angel and Sabrina Weaver, Ava Zelms.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother, William Knight of Ogema, WI, Sister-in-Law Mary Jo Knight of Westboro, WI.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Sharon Wojcik, on April 28, 2013, Brother: Everett Stan Knight on June 6, 2001, Brother-in-Law, Joseph Wojcik on September 29, 2014.


DECEASED FATHER:  Melvin Arthur Knight, April 5, 2000.  

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Emma Pratt, August 12, 1999.

 

PALLBEARERS: Katie Weaver, Justin Knight, Courtney Zelms, Aaron, Christina and Roger Knight


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Lucille A. Daellenbach


 

Lucille A. Daellenbach, age 97, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of services Saturday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Lucille was born on January 29, 1917 in the Town of Mayville, Dorchester, the daughter of Albert and Amanda (Laack) Lindau. She attended Pleasant Hill School and Unity High School. Lucille was united in marriage to Emil Daellenbach on October 18, 1934 in Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1987.

 

Lucille had a great love of all kinds of music and was a talented musician her entire adult life. She and Emil had a dance band for 60 plus years and when they retired, the two of them continued to play for many community functions, anniversary parties, nursing homes, etc. Lucille was a member and past secretary of the Musicians Local 194 of Abbotsford.

 

Emil operated a small radio service in Abbotsford which grew into a business called "Emil's Music Center". Lucille and son, James, worked with him dealing in TV's, radios and all kinds of musical instruments, especially pianos, organs and accordions. She illustrated her talents on the accordion up to her 97th birthday.

 

She loved to dance and enjoyed going to Polka Fests throughout the area with her special friend, Ed Langteau, often using her motor home to make the trips. Her family and friends will remember her sense of humor and love of parties. She and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1984.

 

Lucille enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and gardening. She was also a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.

 

Lucille is survived by her son, James (Lucille) Daellenbach of Medford; two grandsons: Michael (Kim) Daellenbach and Jon (Melissa) Daellenbach both of Massachusetts; four great-grandchildren: Jonathon, Natasha, Hannah and Tyler. She is further survived by her sister, Arletta (Robert) Goldamer of Abbotsford; three sisters-in-law, Marlene Lindau of Medford, Etola Lindau of Parrish, FL and Shirley Lindau of Rice Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and "music" friends.

 

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers: Norman, Eugene, twins, Melvin and Elvin and a sister, Vernetta in childhood.

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Jack Abney


 

Jack Abney, age 86 of Colby, passed away November 29, 2014 at Ministry St Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.

 

Jack was born January 20, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Kentucky. In 1946 he enlisted in the US Army. He served in various locations such as Kansas, Germany, Great Lakes, Illinois, Colorado, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. He was a master paratrooper, infantryman and an ROTC instructor.

 

During his travels, he met his beautiful bride Kathleen Kaiser, an Army nurse. They met and were married in 1956 and had four children before he retired from the Army in November, 1966. He moved the family to Colby in 1967 and they had three more children. He worked at Hubing Auto Supply until 1987 and then he worked at the Abbotsford Post Office until he retired.

 

Jack was on the 17th Honor Flight to Washington DC on September 8, 2014. His son Tony had the honor of being his guardian. Dad felt truly honored to spend the day in the company of comrades and heroes.

 

Jack is survived by Kay, his wife of 58 years and his children: Marie (Francis) Fleischmann of Marshfield; Diana (Mark) Yokimcus of Marshfield, Tony (Bobbi) Abney of Marshfield, Denise (Lonny) Roberts of O’Fallon IL, Anita (Karl) Zacharias of Mondovi, Michelle McCarthy of Wausau, and Joy (John) Draxler of Hewitt. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Eric and Kari Buza, Allison Yokimcus, Nathan, Stepanie,
Kaitlyn, Kaleb and Kaci Abney, Sean and Justin Roberts, Jenna and Jacob Zacharias, Dominic McCarthy and Hailey Draxler. Jack is further survived by his step-grandchildren Travis Yokimcus, Chris Fleischmann and Nikki Zacharias. Jack and Kay also had one great-grandchild Olivia Abney and three step great-grandchildren. Jack is further survived by his siblings Ken (Helen) Abney, Glen Abney and Gail DeLeon all of Mt. Vernon, KY and brother-in-law Donald (Marlene) Kaiser, sister-in-law Ruth (Bob) Blume and many nieces and nephews.

 

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a son Andrew, two brothers Virgil and Cecil, in-laws Andrew and Amanda Kaiser, sisters-in-law Mercedes Barr and Betty Abney, and four nephews Gary Abney, James Abney, Casey Blume and Michael Abney.

 

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a man of strong faith. Jack enjoyed the Packers, coffee calls and imparting his wisdom to whomever would listen. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the annual camping trips and our holiday traditions. He will be fondly remembered for his love of family and his quirky sense of humor.

 

Family and friends are welcome from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, December 2 and again from 10-11 am on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. The services will follow at 11 am. Father Hackel will officiate. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby with his grandchildren as pallbearers.

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Toby A. Dubois


 

TOBY A. DUBOIS

 

AGE: 44

 

ADDRESS: N5237 County Road E Medford; Township of Molitor Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:57 P.M. Thursday, November 27 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where he was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, MedfordDATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1970 at Hustisford, WI

 

EDUCATION: 1989 Graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 24, 1993 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Julie L. Gonnering

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Toby worked for various trucking companies in Medford and Eau Claire for a number of years. He then worked at TNR Recycling in Chippewa Falls until the time of his death. He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing and working in the woods. Toby also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Julie L. DuBois of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Twin Daughters: Marisa and Mara DuBois both of Medford

 

SURVIVING GRANDDAUGHTER: Chloe Bucki of Medford

 

SURVIVNG BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Tammi Barnes of Medford and Terry (Peter) Wimmer of Silverdale, Washington

3 Brothers: Tracy (Sue) DuBois of Dorchester
Todd and Ty DuBois both of Medford

 

SURVIVING MOTHER: MaryAnn H. DuBois (Maiden Name: Goecks) of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur T. DuBois

 

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

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Dean R. Jarvis


 

Dean R. Jarvis, age 62, of Owen passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. The Rev. Bonnie Cain will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Dean was born on September 16, 1952 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the son of Charles "Ted" and Kay (Randal) Jarvis. He was united in marriage to Joyce Lohse on August 28, 1971 in Chicago, IL. They moved to rural Owen and started farming.

 

Dean enjoyed animals, the outdoors, fishing, four-wheeling with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

 

Dean is survived by his wife, Joyce of Owen; his daughter, Lisa (Todd) Cerven and his son, Keith (Leaha) Jarvis; four grandchildren: Eric and Craig Cerven, Jared and Jayna Jarvis. He is further survived by his father, Charles "Ted" Jarvis of Brentwood, TN, his sister, Paula Eisenberger of Mt. Juliet, TN; other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay and his son, Aaron.

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