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Ronald "Ron" L. Judnic


 

RONALD “RON” L. JUDNIC

 

AGE: 69

 

ADDRESS: 1318 Church Street, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:52 AM Wednesday, April 29 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 7 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday, May 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 2 PM on Saturday, May 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1945 in the Township of Greenwood

 

EDUCATION: Green Grove Elementary schoolTown of Greenwood & was a 1963 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: December 26, 1964 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Darlene D. Kelnhofer & she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1971. He worked at Gem Products in Rib Lake for a period of time. He worked at Power Products in Grafton while residing in Port Washington for a period of time. He returned to Rib Lake in 1965 at did logging work for many years. From 1993 until his retirement in 2008, he worked at Blount/Caterpiller in Prentice. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports & racing. He played baseball for Chet & Bernies & softball for various area teams.

 

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake & was a past council member, Rib Lake Fish and Game, area horseshoe, bowling & pool leagues, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club & was a charter member of the Underdog Dart Ball Team.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Darlene D. Judnic of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ramon (Julie) Judnic of Medford, Ronni (Laura) Judnic of Rib Lake & Donnie (Julie) Judnic of Neenah

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Clark Judnic in 1998

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 – Jesse, Jordy, Josh, Benjamin, Justin, Megan & Joseph Judnic

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Doris Zitzer of Rib Lake, Jerry (Ann) Judnic of Rib Lake, Sandra (Vernon) Dunkel of Rib Lake, Larry (Pat) Judnic of Rib Lake, Russell (Judy) Judnic of Stanley

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Shirley & Joe Judnic, Cindy Borman

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Henry Judnic

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Jean Jarchow

 

PALLBEARERS: 7 Grandchildren

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many Nieces & Nephews
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Karen E. Hoeck


 

KAREN E. HOECK

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: 185 N 4th St. Dorchester, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:55 P.M. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Home Place of Dorchester surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Ron Schuenke

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Life Apostolic Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1938 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Karen attended Medford Area Schools and Medford Normal Teacher’s College in Medford

 

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1957 in Medford to Earl L. Hoeck and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Karen worked at Hurd in Medford for a period of time. She then worked for Phillips Plastics in Medford until her retirement in 2001. Karen enjoyed traveling, baking bread, cherry picking, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: New Life Apostolic Church in Medford, past member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church where she was very active.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Earl L. Hoeck of Dorchester

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ed Hoeck, Kathy (Tom) Henke, Jim (Michele) Hoeck and Becky (Brent) Clarkson all of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8: Raegan Hoeck, Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson, Rachael & Kayleigh Hoeck

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3: Lindsey Kauffman, Addison & Talon Judnic

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Nancy Cox of Abbotsford, Sisters-in-Law: Edna Rickaby of Texas, Gerry Rickaby of California, Lorraine Hinson of Mundelein, IL, Louisa Howsden, MaryAnn Rudolph, Joan Brehm all of Medford, Grace Brehm of Rib Lake and Pauline Brehm of Schofield

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Staab, Walter Rickaby, Lillian Selby, Mary Jensen, Charles, John and Kenneth Rickaby

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Rickaby

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Marie Victoria Larson Ekdahl

 

PALLBEARERS: Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson & Josh Judnic

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to New Life Apostolic Church and Home Place of Dorchester in Karen’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Joan G. (Roiger) McCluskey


 

Joan G. (Roiger) McCluskey

age 83

of Rib Lake, formerly of Rochelle, IL, passed away on April 23, 2015 at Aspirus Care & Rehab in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

Joan was born on January 28, 1932 in Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents Mike and Genevieve Roiger. Joan was united in marriage to Daniel McCluskey on June 25, 1953 at St. Ann’s Church in the Township of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband and their loving children: Daniel (Pam) McCluskey, Jr. of Sturgeon Bay, Dennis McCluskey of South Bend, IN, Jeffrey (Cindy) McCluskey of Rochelle, IL, Susan (Edward) Worley of Chana, IL and JoAnn (Danny) Martinez of Schaumburg, IL; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brothers and sisters: Michael (Donna) Roiger, Mary (Robert) Lamberty, Jerry (Edie) Roiger, Joseph (Joanne) Roiger,Rosemary Heier all of Medford and Ann (Jerry) Judnic of Rib Lake.

 

Joan graduated from Rib Lake High school in 1950. After graduation she moved to Chicago where she was employed as a loan officer at Tallman Federal Bank. Joan and Dan lived in Chicago until moving to Oak Lawn, IL in 1959. After the family moved to Rochelle, IL in 1971, she worked as a secretary for the Ogle County State’s Attorney and later became a real estate agent for Nink Realty until retiring to Rib Lake in 2001. Joan enjoyed crocheting, gardening, golfing, canning, playing Bridge, fishing, cooking and traveling with her family. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her five children. Joan will be deeply missed by her family and many fond memories will continue to be shared by her husband, children and grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey, WI on May 2, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. until time of services. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery in Whittlesey, WI

 

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Joan’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

The family would like to thank the compassionate staff of unit #3 at Aspirus Medford Hospital for their loving care during her illness.

 

For those traveling from out of town, Joan’s family would like to recommend lodging at Camp 28 in Rib Lake 720 State Highway 102, Rib Lake, WI 54470
or Borders Inn & Suites in Medford 435 S 8th St., Medford, WI 54451
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Address: 424 Cedar St, Medford, WI 54451 Phone: (715) 748-3336

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Richard T. "Dick" Malstrom


RICHARD T. “DICK” MALSTROM

 

AGE: 75

 

ADDRESS: 129 Gail Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Medford Hospital, April 21, 2015 at 2:10 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph and Father Dennis Meulemans.

 

INTERMENT: A private burial will take place at The Town of Molitor Cemetery.

 

VISITATION: Friday April 24, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and also Saturday April 25, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 26, 1939 in Chicago, IL.

 

EDUCATION: He attended Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, where he was a member of the swimming team, and graduated in 1957. While there, he played violin and was the concert master of a 100 piece orchestra. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

 

MARRIAGE: He met Lynn Marie Farrell while he was a lifeguard at Lake Michigan's North Avenue Beach, and later married her on January 30, 1960 in McHenry, Illinois.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He began his teaching career in 1965 at Holy Cross Seminary in LaCrosse, WI. He then went on to teach at Medford Area School District starting in 1968, where he taught Physical Education and Drivers Education. He was the head of the Physical Education Department at the high school, where his goal was to teach “Lifetime Sports” such as archery, curling, cross country skiing, and bowling. During his tenure, he also coached many sports including Freshman and Varsity Basketball, Freshman Football, he was the founding coach of the Cross Country team, and took great pleasure in coaching Track and Golf for many years. His efforts were recognized when he was inducted into the Medford High School Wall of Fame following his retirement, in 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling and time at “The Shack.” The family camping trips to Ely, Minnesota, which have taken place annually for 52 years, were a highlight of every summer. In his retirement, he looked forward to taking his grandchildren on the “Grammy and Papa” trip to different destinations throughout the entire United States.

 

Throughout their life, Dick and Lynn took in 25 foster children. Each child they took in, no matter the time spent with them, became a part of their family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and sang in The Monks and Folk Choirs.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lynn Marie (Farrell) Malstrom

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jenn (Gerald) Knippel of Medford, Leza (Kevin) Wells of Medford, Cary Natoli (Fiance: Mike Stege) of Rosemount, MN, Juli (Darryl) Volk of Jordan, MN, Kristi (John) Murphy of Gunnison, CO, Don Tomczak of Medford, WI and Joe Tomczak of Medford, WI.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Jaisie (Mike) Kleist, Kathrhyn (Ryan) Krueger, Jacob Knippel, Neill (Natalie) Nettesheim, William (Olivia Main) Wells, Lukas Nettesheim, James Nettesheim, Abygail Natoli, Erin Natoli, Emma Natoli, Alyssa Volk, Maggie Murphy, Jack Murphy, Shannon Murphy.

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Sophia & Weston Kleist, Sadie Krueger, Remington Nettesheim, Morgan Wells.

 

SISTER DECEASED: Madelyn Ritzmann whom preceded him in death in 1995.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Richard A. Malstrom

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bernice A. Szydlowski

 

PALLBEARERS: Jacob Knippel, Neill Nettesheim, William Wells, Lukas Nettesheim, James Nettesheim, Don Tomczak, Joe Tomczak.

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dick may be made to All Sports Booster Club C/O New Sports Complex or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Sheila R. Hanson


 

SHEILA R. HANSON

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: 366 Leila Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:12 P.M. Monday, April 20 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital., Medford where she was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 24 in Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 17, 1934 in Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Ogema Elementary School and a graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1953 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema to Lester J. Hanson and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage she clerked in the Ogema grocery store and worked at a cheese factory. After her marriage she worked as a housewife and mother. They moved to Medford in 1967. Sheila enjoyed her grandchildren, knitting, quilting, fishing, baking, visiting with family and friends, watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. She also enjoyed going to the Lake of the Pines.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lester ‘Les” Hanson of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Steve (Marianne) of Medford
Daughter: Susan (Tom) Fritsche of Antigo

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher Hanson, Caren (Jason) Van DeWalle, Luke (Alyssa Matzek), Josh (Ashley) Fritsche, Sandy Poehnelt

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Ella and Alex Van DeWalle

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Chet (Marcy) Hause of Phillips
Sister-In-Law: Aggie Hause of Ogema
Brother-In-Law: George (Pat) Hanson of Westboro

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rodney Hause and Virginia Hause in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Chester W. Hause

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Matilda “Tillie” Hause (Maiden Name: Fry)

 

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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Dorothy E. Voge


 

Dorothy E. Voge, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. David DePaoli will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Dorothy was born March 21, 1929 in the town of Hull to Edward and Marie (Schneider) Rucks. She received her education in the Colby School District.

 

Dorothy and Edward Voge were united in marriage on July 19, 1947. They moved to the Owen area where they built their home. She was employed at the Clark County Health Care Center as an aide and worked there for many years. After retirement, they moved to Abbotsford. Edward preceded her in death on December 19, 2012. In the spring of 2014, Dorothy moved to the Colby Retirement Community where she made many friends and loved to play games and crochet. She considered the residents and staff at the center an extension of her family as she bragged often about the laughs they shared.

 

  Dorothy is survived by her two children: Dorothy M. Voge of Tomah and Randy (Pam) Voge of Stevens Point; three sisters and one brother: Margaret Firnstahl of Arpin, Ruby Lueth of Medford, Joann Johnson of Stanley, and John (Paulette) Rucks of Mosinee. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; a sister, Evelyn Woodward and a brother, Ralph E. Rucks.

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Lydia M. Tkachuk


LYDIA M. TKACHUK, age 91, of Lublin, WI, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Miller Alternative Care, in Thorp, WI, where she had resided the past 4 years.  Private family services were held.
     Lydia Mary Jaeger was born November 29, 1923 in the Town of Arthur, Cadott, WI to Carl and Mary (Sedivy) Jaeger. In 1929, the family moved to the Gilman area where Lydia attended and graduated from the Gilman school district.
     Lydia married Mike Tkachuk, of Lublin, WI, on November 18, 1943, in Medford, WI.  Along with raising her family, Lydia worked side by side with her husband on their farm, in the Lublin area, until their retirement.  They were well known for their Guernsey cows.
     She loved to tend to her many flower and vegetable gardens.  Hosting and cooking for family gatherings was her specialty.  She enjoyed feeding and watching birds and was a member of the Chequamegon Bird Club.  She also enjoyed crossword and picture puzzles, playing Scrabble, and listening to country music.
     Lydia is survived by one sister: Wilma Mravik, and two brothers: Raymond (Delores) and Rudy Jaeger, all of Gilman. She is also survived by her children: Jeanette (Philippe) Challe of Plaisir, France,  Marilyn (Tilton) Tkachuk-Davis of Red Wing, MN,  Michael (Sue) Tkachuk of Elk Mound, and Raymond (Tracy) Tkachuk of Lublin, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike, on January 3, 2011; and a half sister: Florence (Jaeger) Martin in 1993.
     The family would like to thank the staff at Miller Alternative Care for the wonderful home style care they provided to Lydia.

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Leroy C. Schmitz


 

LEROY C. SCHMITZ, age 83, of Greenwood, formerly of Rib Lake, passed away at his home after a short and courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, in Loyal, with Rev. Steve Brice officiating.  Burial will take place in St. Stephen's Catholic Cemetery, in Chili, at a later date.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9am until time of service.

     Leroy Clarence Schmitz was born on September 10, 1931 in the Town of Fremont, Clark County, WI, to William and Adelia (Kopf) Schmitz.  He was raised on the family farm, received his education at Heathville Country School and graduated from Loyal High School in 1949.  After high school, Leroy worked at Barr Minkery before joining the Wisconsin National Guards.  He was united in marriage to Audrey Mae Bauer on August 30, 1954 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford.  He took over the operation of the family farm in 1954 and farmed until 1980.  They moved to the Stone Lake/Spirit area where they owned and operated L&A Resort until retiring in 1986 and moving to Rib Lake.  After the death of his wife Audrey, on August 10, 1995, he continued to live in Rib Lake until moving to Greenwood in 2012.
     He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Lion's Club, Chili Sportsman's Club, and the National Farmer's Organization, in which he was very active and held various offices.
     Leroy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hunting, his trips to Canada, gardening, playing cards and cribbage, and watching most all sports.
     He will be dearly missed by his 8 children:  Janet Meacham of Greenwood,  Randall (Kathy) Schmitz of Loyal,  Rodney Schmitz of Loyal,  Julie (Allan) Trachte of Rhinelander,  Rick Schmitz of Rib Lake, and the triplets: Peter Schmitz of Rib Lake,  Paul (Bonnie) Schmitz of Ayton, Ontario, Canada, and Patti Schmitz (Karri Gorton) of Tomahawk.  He is further survived by 12 grandchildren:  Jenny Lee, Chanda, Kristie, Rory, Shena, Joe, Kelly, Heather, Kelsi, Taylor, Tyler, Cody;  4 step-grandchildren:  Ryan, Brock, Dustin, Kailey;  11 great grandchildren;  2 brothers:  Marlin "Coon" (Virginia) Schmitz of Granton,  Gary Schmitz of Spencer;  his special nephew: Steve Schmitz of Taft, CA; other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Audrey; one sister:  Shirley Tesmer;  and one brother: Russell "Bud" Schmitz.
     Leroy's family would like to thank the staff at Ministry Home Care Hospice for their generous compassion, concern and care during this difficult time.

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Elaine E. Zenner


 

ELAINE E. ZENNER

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: N2678 County Road E, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 PM Tuesday, April 14 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 days, surrounded by her loving family.

 

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

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph Pasala & Father Dennis Meulemans

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, April 17 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 PM Catholic prayer service held; also at church from 10 AM until 10:45 AM on Saturday, April 18

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1926 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Spruce Grove Grade School, in the Town of Little Black & was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 27, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Clifford “Cliff” W. Zenner and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she clerked at the Medford Co-op for a period of time. After marriage she worked as a homemaker & mother while farming in the Town of Hammel until her retirement in 1985. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, socializing, her chickens, going to the Tuesday soup luncheons, Saturday morning hair appointments, listening to polka music (Molly B), bird watching and church dinners.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Catholic order of Foresters; past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Clifford “Cliff” W. Zenner of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandy (Gordon) Bach of Medford, Mary (Dave) Mertes of Eau Claire, Kurt (Lori) Zenner of Medford, Lee (Joyce) Zenner of Hastings, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Joseph Hoffman in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Duane “Bud” Gebert of Murfreesboro, TN, Ardis (Bob) Spanbauer of Antigo, Clarice Ludwig of Pahrump, NV & Merlin Gebert of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 siblings in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Gebert, Jr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Ann Beilfuss

 

PALLBEARERS: Amanda, Derek, Stacy, Clayton and Caelee, Zenner, Michelle Ellenbecker, Jennifer Eck, Marc Bach and Chad Mertes

 

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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Mildred A. Juedes


 

Mildred A. Juedes, age 87, of Colby, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Colby. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 AM until time of service Friday at the church. There will be a rosary service at 9:00 AM.

 

Millie was born on June 11, 1927, the daughter of Leo and Hildagard (Ohlinger) Apfelbeck in Colby. She attended grade school in the Town of Hull. Millie helped on the family farm as a young child, times were tough when she was young, so she traveled to Chicago with her sister as a teenager and they got jobs as housekeepers, until World War II started, then she worked in a plant assembling radios. They would come home to help on the farm often. When she was 18, she met her husband at a local dance, at home in Wisconsin.

 

Millie was joined in marriage to Raymond Juedes on June 8, 1948 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby at the age of 21. Raymond and Mildred owned and operated a farm in the Township of Little Black. Millie had a beautiful flower and vegetable garden on the farm which she enjoyed taking care of, along with raising chickens and cows. Upon retiring, Millie and Ray moved to Colby and Millie worked at Mr. B’s restaurant in Abbotsford, busing tables.

 

Millie enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting ceramics, sewing, cross stitch, crocheting, embroidery, playing bingo, doing word searches and watching the Green Bay Packers on television.

 

Millie was a member of the Bruckerville Homemakers Club and the Sacred Heart Catholic Order of Foresters in Stetsonville.

 

Millie is survived by her children: Ronald (Roberta) Juedes of Medford, Sally (Jim) Weinfurter of Pittsville, Roger (Rita) Juedes of Stetsonville, Robert Juedes of Eau Claire, Susan Juedes of New Hope, MN, Russell (Sharon) Juedes of Stetsonville, Marlene (William) Juedes of Basel, Switzerland, Patsy (Brian) Juedes-Fulk of Scottsbluff, NE, Richard (Karen) Juedes of Wausau and Margaret (Greg) Lauderdale of Bloomington, MN, 19 grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren, sisters: Monica Biter of New Auburn and Genny (Alvin) Abegglen of Stetsonville, and a brother: John (Wanda) Apfelbeck of Peck, ID. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law: Elaine Tessmer of Dorchester and Audrey Juedes of Abbotsford.

 

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Raymond on June 14, 2011, siblings: Francis Apfelbeck, Mary Butencheon, Stella Dobner, Joseph Apfelbeck (in infancy), Adeline Dahlke, Pearl Nosbisch, Theresa Rindt and Leo Apfelbeck Jr.

 

Memorials can be designated to the American Heart Association.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at the Golden Living Center Continental Manor and Asera Care Hospice for the wonderful care Millie received.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Phyllis Buchholz


 

Phyllis Buchholz, age 87, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 am until time of services on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery following the service.

 

Phyllis was born on September 14, 1927, the daughter of Donald and Mildred (Boyce) May in Syracuse, New York. She attended schools in New York and was a graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

 

Phyllis was united in marriage to Robert Buchholz on August 4, 1950 in Ironwood, Michigan. She drove school bus for the Abbotsford School District for 20 years, hauling special needs and kindergarten children. In her free time she enjoyed knitting, gardening,tending her flower gardens and playing bingo.

Phyllis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

 

Phyllis is survived by her children; Dale Buchholz of Poynette, WI, Steve (Sue) Buchholz of New Franken, WI, Cathy Buchholz of Abbotsford, WI, Alan Buchholz of Colby, WI, Carol Buchholz of Abbotsford, WI and Kevin (Alice) Buchholz of Colby, WI, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, her sister; Ginny Maccoff and a grandchild; Shawn Buchholz.

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Torrie A. Tomczak


 

Torrie A. Tomczak, age 19, of Owen, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Interment will be held in St. Paul's Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hoard. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 14 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen and from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Torrie was born July 7, 1995, the daughter of Lannie and Elizabeth (Mrotek) Tomczak in Marshfield. She graduated from Abbotsford High School in 2013. Torrie was outgoing and especially enjoyed the outdoors. She loved the water and the beach, hunting, fishing, music and loved animals. Torrie also enjoyed riding motorcycle with her grandfather.

 

Torrie is survived by her parents: Lannie and Beth Tomczak of Owen; her brother, Yukon of Owen; her paternal grandparents, Mike and Kathleen Tomczak of Owen; her maternal grandmother, Sue Zimmer of Poniatowski. She is further survived by aunts and uncles: Dean (Vickie) Tomczak of Withee, Duane Tomczak of Edgar and Tracy Harbaugh of Sheboygan; many cousins, other relatives and many friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jeff Zimmer.
 

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Donald K. Thorson


 

Donald K. Thorson

 

Age 86, of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30AM on Tuesday April 14, 2015 At Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer.  Burial will follow in Dorchester Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday at the funeral home in Spencer from 9AM until time of services.

 

Donald was born June 10, 1928 the son of Abraham and Delia (Schoenwetter) Thorson. He attended school in the Greenwood area.  He was united in marriage to Vera Jensen on November 8, 1983 in Rogers, AR.  She survives. Donald worked for many years as a logger and for a period of time owned and operated his own logging business.  His work history also included road construction and over the road truck driving.

 

His hobbies included racing cars, shooting pool and camping.  He loved dancing and attending the “Hodag” country music festival or just spending time with family and friends. Donald was an avid card player and even purchased a book to help him learn to play Blackjack like a pro. He was also a representative of the Lake States Independent Loggers Association.

 

Donald is survived by his wife Vera of Dorchester, first wife Berdene Bierce and their twelve children: Roxanne (Maynard) Purgett of Abbotsford, Jacqueline (Robert) Suthard of Owen, Paula St. Clair of Mosinee, Linda Bruner of Milwaukee, Bryon (Tracey) Thorson of Rosemount ,MN, Mark Thorson of Wausau, Rhonda (Duke) Thorson of Sandusky,OH, Brenda (Fazollah) Behroyan of Lake Worth, FL, Wayne (Jackie) Thorson of Wausau, Merry (Philip) Moran of Wheeling, IL, William (Lena) Thorson of El Cajun, CA and Susan Thorson of Aurora,IL;  four step children: Linda (David) Broeske of Abbotsford, Chris (Mary) Younker of Abbotsford, Randy (Jill) Younker of Dorchester and Rae Ann (Scott) Wichlacz of Medford; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion shown to their father by the staff at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester, the staff of Hope Hospice of Medford and all of the individuals responsible for his care.

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Claire Charles Kalmon


 

CLAIRE CHARLES KALMON

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: 135 South Gibson St., Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:58 AM, Friday April 10, 2015 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, where he had been a resident since 2007.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Joseph and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.

 

VISITATION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday April 13, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in the Fireplace Lounge. Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, and also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 16, 1931 in Medford, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Completed the 10th grade at Medford Senior High.

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Carol Ann (Van Der Molen) Kalmon, on June 28, 1958 in Chicago. Carol preceded him in death June 11, 2003.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Claire served in the US Army, and was a Korean War Veteran. He then went on to work construction for a short period of time before returning to Medford. He then worked at Hurd Window Company as a Factory Laborer, and retired after 39 years on January 1, 2001. Claire enjoyed being outside, and had many hobbies. He had a hobby farm with a couple cows and pigs. He loved to go ice fishing in the winter, especially at Miller Dam. He enjoyed playing different games whether it was throwing Horseshoes, or playing card games such as Sheepshead. He always liked to go outside and cut firewood, garden, and watch birds. He also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dot) Kalmon of Hatley, WI, James Kalmon of Medford, Donald (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, and Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville, WI,


GRANDCHILDREN: Crystal, Mindy, Mandi

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Destiny, Andrew, Rhiannan

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Geraldine (Melvin) Zenner of Medford, Joyce (Jerry) Egle of Sussex, Ann Fischer of New Berlin, Ronald Kalmon of Pewaukee, Nancy (Stash) Zagorski of Sussex, and Ruth Heindl of Saukville.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Wife, Parents, Granddaughter Jenny Kalmon, Great Grandchildren Chase Ried, Isabelle Kalmon-Mabie, 1 Infant Sister Mary Kalmon, and Brothers-in-Law Don Fischer, and Dave Heindl.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Joseph Kalmon

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Ann Peissig

 

PALLBEARERS: Robert Kalmon, James Kalmon, Donald Kalmon, Kenneth Kalmon, David Kalmon

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Claire may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

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Catherine "Kay" E. Kriehn


 

CATHERINE “KAY” E. KRIEHN

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 740 McComb Avenue Rib Lake; Village of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:10 P.M. Saturday, March 28 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 11 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 10:30 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Saturday, April 11 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 26, 1929 in Watertown

 

EDUCATION: Attended Emmaus Lutheran Grade School in Milwaukee and was a 1947 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High

 

MARRIAGE: in Milwaukee to Roland “Bemmy” Kriehn and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1988.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Kay was a realtor in West Bend and Rib Lake throughout her life. She also opened up the Rib Lake Music Centre and General Store where she owned and operated it until the time of her death. Kay enjoyed fishing, gardening, raising chickens, music, singing and playing piano.

 

PAST MEMBER OF: Rib Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Rib Lake Village Board

 

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Aure “Ray” Liebl of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Betty Radtke) Kriehn of Rib Lake, James (Mary) Kriehn of Helenville, Karen (Terry Lekie) Maus of Medford and Sharon (Jeff Schrubbe) Trautmann of Stetsonville

 

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Jason Smith

 

10 GRANDCHILDREN

 

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Ted (Inez) Schmidt of Westboro and Bill (Barb) Schmidt of Menomonee Falls

 

SISTER DECEASED: Dorothy Schiessel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Schmidt

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lena Schmidt (Maiden Name: Daemmrich)

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

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Karl W. Buchholz


 

KARL W. BUCHHOLZ

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: N447 Wren Drive, Curtiss, WI 54422; A Township of Holway resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:02 AM Monday, April 6 at Golden Living Continental Manor, Abbotsford where he had been living for the past 5 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 11 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery – Town of Holway

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, April 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 11

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 8, 1933 at the Town of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Forest Grove Elementary School, Town of Holway & was a 1950 graduate of Owen High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 21, 1954 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Town of Holway, to Thelma Neitzel and she preceded him in death November 30, 2004

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a lifelong resident of the Town of Holway. He drove milk truck and worked at Mildebrandt Cheese Factory in his younger years. He also worked at Frederick Post Lumber Co. in Owen for 12 years, Foremost/Maple Island, Medford for 28 years, and farmed in the Town of Holway for his entire adult life until the spring of 2013. He enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, visiting with his grandchildren & eating out on occasions.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Holway; Former player on the Holway Baseball Team; Past member of the Pine Creek Riders Snowmobile Club;

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Deborah (Greg) Allar of Rib Mountain & Elaine (Brian) Hallgren of Medford

Sons – David (Jeri West) Buchholz of Eau Claire & Terry Buchholz of Curtiss

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8- Sadie (Kyran) Hamill, Kelsie (Brandon) Drake, Karlee Allar, Stephanie Buchholz, Anthony Hallgren, Jacob Allar, Michelle Buchholz & Rachel Buchholz GR-

 

GRANDSONS: 6 – Landon Strauch, Bentley Glenz, Simon & Sebastian Hamill, Korbin & Karter Drake

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters – Alvina Maldonis of Indiana & Fern “Toby” Madden of Winchester, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Warren & Robert Buchholz, Bertha “Evelyn” Daniels

 

DECEASED FATHER: Karl Wilhelm Buchholz

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Leona Henrietta Nichols

 

PALLBEARERS: Brian & Anthony Hallgren, Kyran Hamill, Brandon Drake, Greg & Jacob Allar, Dewey Schmidt, Tom Daniels

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Cemetery Association
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Jeanne M. Packenham


 

JEANNE M. PACKENHAM

 

AGE: 68

 

ADDRESS: N7026 County Road C, Rib Lake, WI; A Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:25 PM Sunday, April 5 at UW Hospital, Madison where she was taken earlier by ambulance that day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, April 9 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery – Rib Lake, WI

 

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, April 9

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1946 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: : Attended elementary school at Sunny Knoll School, in the Township of Greenwood, and was a 1964 graduate of Rib Lake High School; Attended Taylor County Teachers College, Medford and received a degree in education from UW-Stevens Point

 

MARRIAGE: September 7, 1968 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to James “Jim” R. Packenham and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught elementary school at Edgar and Pewaukee school districts for periods of time until 1971. They resided and farmed in the Town of Rib Lake from 1971 to present. She enjoyed gardening, reading & trips to the casino.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” R. Packenham of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Todd (Teri) Packenham of Rib Lake and Wendy (Brad) Wiese of the Town of Holway

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Jeffrey & Abby Packenham, Dereck & Jared Wiese

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Irving “Buck” Klemm of Pier Willow, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Yvonne Smolinski, Arlene Morrison, Bernard “Bunny” Klemm & Shirley Klemm

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Klemm

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Schabel

 

PALLBEARERS: Brad Wiese, Brad, Kevin, Doug & Jay Klemm

 

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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Barton Charles "Black Bart" Vircks


 

BARTON C. “BLACK BART” VIRCKS

 

AGE: 71

 

ADDRESS: 100 S. 4th Ave. Abbotsford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Country Terrace of Wisconsin Assisted Living, Abbotsford, WI, Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM, where he had been a resident for the past 3 years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Monday April 13, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: A Private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI.

 

VISITATION: Monday April 13, 2015, 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1943 in Medford.

 

EDUCATION: High School graduate from Medford Area Senior High School.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bart was a truck driver for Schjoneman in Colby, and also Graeble Van Lines for a period of time. He was an avid hunter, Minnesota Vikings Fan, enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lisa (Richard) Pongratz of Granton, WI, Lincoln (Melissa) Vircks of Kaukauna, WI, Lenise Fawley of Marathon, WI, and Jennifer (Bobby) Miller of Medford, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Karleen (Michael) Langer of Barrington, IL, Kristin Brunner of Abbotsford, WI, Brian (Mardel) Vircks of Phoenix, AZ, Kaye (Michael) Gerber of Sun Prairie, WI, Boyd (Diane) Vircks of Colfax, WI, Kari Draeger of Medford, WI and Berle (Sylvia) Vircks of Youngstown, OH.

 

BROTHER IN LAW DECEASED: Harvey Draeger, JR.

 

SURVIVING MOTHER: Harriet I. Vircks of Abbotsford, WI.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur C. Vircks

 

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

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Joseph Sweda


 

 JOSEPH SWEDA, age 89, of Lublin, WI, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Oakbrook Nursing & Rehab in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, in Lublin, with Fr. Ted Wojcik officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Assumption Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Frank Sweda, Harry Sweda, Bill Sweda, Don Sweda, and Marvin Egle.  Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7pm Panikhida service.  Visitation will also be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30am until time of service.

     Joseph Sweda was born on January 3, 1926 in Lublin, WI, to Matt and Anna (Paraschak) Sweda.  He was raised on the family farm, received his education at Forest Lake School, and graduated from Withee High School in 1945.  After completing his education, Joe entered the U.S. Air Force and served for 2 years before returning home to Lublin.  He started a business with his brothers, where they hauled gravel and wood products, and farmed.  Joe was united in marriage to Irene L. Egle on September 1, 1951 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, in Lublin.  He drove school bus for a couple of years, but spent most of his life in politics. He moved to Madison and served in the Wisconsin legislature for 15 years, where he was appointed the State of Wisconsin Highway Commissioner and later appointed the Commissioner of Transportation.  Joe served as a supervisor on the Taylor County Board, as the Town of Roosevelt Chairman, and on the Fire District Board for many years.
     He was a member of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, and a charter member of the Lublin American Legion, which he was instrumental in starting.
     Joe had many interests, especially politics, but also enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and deer hunting.
     He is survived by three sisters:  Kathryn Bluemel of Des Plaines, IL,  Nettie (Jim) Kowalczyk of Boyd, WI,  Pauline (Ray) Lewan of Lublin;  five brothers:  Andrew of Elgin, IL,  Frank of Lublin,  Harry of Lublin,  Bill of Colby, WI,  Don of Rolling Meadows, IL;  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Joe was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Irene, on April 26, 2011;  four sisters:  Mary Terlecki, Ella Kaye, Helen Janetzke, Julie Roback; and two brothers:  John and Steve Sweda.
    

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Roger A. Kremsreiter


 

ROGER A. KREMSREITER

 

AGE: 68

 

ADDRESS: 337 N. Franklin Street, Stetsonville

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, March 28 at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, FL, with his family by his side, where he was taken by ambulance while on a family vacation

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati and Father Madanu Sleeva Raju

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM on Sunday, April 12 where there will be a 7:30 PM Catholic prayer service held, and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, April 13

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1947 at Athens, WI

 

EDUCATION: Attended Silver Leaf Grade School and Athens High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 20, 1974 in Minnesota to Vivian “Bibs” Vesely and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he was working for Northern Star Mobile Factory in Stratford for four years. Then he built barns for Berger Barn Builders for two years. Next he worked in many departments for Liberty Homes in Dorchester for 38 years. He loved fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, country music, football games and spending time with his children & grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Vivian “Bibs” Kremsreiter of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter - Roxanne “Rocky” (Jason) Mallien of Medford
2 Step-Sons: Todd (Deann) Mootz of Rogers, MN & Terry (Sandy) Mootz of Stratford
2 Step-Daughters: Lisa (Gary) Simonson of Coon Rapids, MN & Lynn (Julie) Schueler of Menasha, WI

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 – Amanda, Shelby, April, Anthony, Ellie, Noah, Natalie, Jesse, Jeremiah, Michael, Cameron, Kyanna & Kierra

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 6 Brothers – Willie (Darlene) of South Milwaukee, Eugene (Betty) of Wausau, Dennis (Rita) of Merrill, Ronald (Marlene), Raymond (Kathy) & Harlen (Lori) all of Athens
6 Sisters – Alice Weiler, Shirley (Tom) Von Loh, Lola (Gary) Radloff, all of Athens, Diane (Elroy) Dahl, Judy Riemer both of Medford & MaryLou Kremsreiter of AbbotsfordBROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister-in-law: Gayle Vesely; Brother-in-law: Donald Weiler

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Kremsreiter

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Neiwolny

DECEASED IN-LAWS: Tony & Mildred Vesely

 

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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