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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2015-05

Katherine "Kathy" E. Brandl


 

KATHERINE “KATHY” E. BRANDL


AGE:  45

 

ADDRESS:  N10929 Dickerson Avenue, Thorp; Township of Butler    Former Stetsonville Area Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  10:38 P.M. Tuesday, May 26 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley where she was taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Celebration of Kathy’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements   

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1970 in Norwich, New York

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Boiling Springs High School in Boiling Springs, South Carolina

 

MARRIAGE: April 9, 2010 in Woodstock, Illinois to Scott J. Brandl

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her younger years, Kathy worked in a Cotton Mill in South Carolina for a period of time. She was also a floral designer for a flower shop in South Carolina for a number of years. During this time she also drove ambulance, worked at a butcher shop and the Waffle House. In 2006 the family moved to the Abbotsford area and then in 2007 moved to the Stetsonville Area. Kathy also

homeschooled her daughter Morgan thru the Rural Virtual Academy. She was an avid hunter and fisherwoman. Kathy enjoyed baking, gardening, flowers, raising chickens and rabbits.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Scott J. Brandl of Thorp

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Morgan of Thorp

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Dave and Steve Sutton of South Carolina
Sister: Tina Parris of South Carolina

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Donny Sutton

 

DECEASED FATHER: Harl D. Sutton

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Elizabeth M. Sutton (Maiden Name: Holgerson)

 

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

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Phyllis Marlene Brunner


 

PHYLLIS MARLENE BRUNNER   

 

AGE:  78

 

ADDRESS:  233 South 7th Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, Thursday May 28, 2015 at 12:53 PM, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Monday June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Joshua Krieger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Monday June 1, 2015 from  9:00  - 10:45 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1936, Township of Greenwood, Medford, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford Sr. High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.,  November 25, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Phyllis worked as a welder at Milwaukee Chair Company in the late 1950s, She then went on to work for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee. She returned home to Medford and began working for Tombstone Pizza, and retired from Tombstone after 24 years in 1999.  Phyllis enjoyed  painting ceramics, reading, and going camping with her family. She was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan. She also bowled in several different leagues in Milwaukee and Medford. Phyllis also took pleasure in hosting friends and family at her home.

 

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald (Patricia) Brunner, JR. of Howell, MI, Gregory (Denise) Brunner of Stetsonville, WI, Brian (Tim Kahanak)  Brunner of Clinton Township, MI, and Kimberly (Keith) May of Mocksville, NC.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Matthew Brunner, Zachary Brunner, Melissa (Chris) Zuleger, Erin (Hutch) Ruggles  

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Abigail Brunner, Hudsen Ruggles, Berkley Ruggles

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Roger (Barbara) Steen of Westboro, WI.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ray Steen, Galen Steen, Shelby Zimmerlee, Bonnie Leach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Steen      

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Amanda Dassow

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Phyllis may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hope Hospice.

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Myrtle "Myrt" M. Czeshinski


 

MYRTLE “MYRT” M. CZESHINSKI

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: 629 S. Gibson, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:18 PM Monday, May 25 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 25

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1914 in the Township of Medford

 

EDUCATION: Babcock, WI Elementary Schools & was a graduate of Spencer High School; Attended Taylor County Normal School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: June 28, 1933 in Waukegan, IL to Andrew Czeshinski and he preceded her in death October 26, 1998

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she clerked at Kostners Grocery Store in Medford. She worked in the office at the Star News Newspaper, Medford for many years until retirement. She enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, playing cards, reading, gardening & an occasional trip to a casino – once winning a motorcycle (which she didn’t keep).

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and a past member of its Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Gerald (Marlene) Czeshinski of Wausau, John (Kathleen) Czeshinski of New Berlin, WI, Alan Czeshinski of Phillips

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – James Leo Czeshinski

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Mark, Michael, Marla, Brian & Bradley

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister - Evelyn Goerg

 

DECEASED FATHER: Eugene Long

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Stolp

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren & Nephew – Pat Goerg

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either Hope Hospice of Medford, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford or to the family for a future designation
-Our special thanks to all at Country Gardens & Hope Hospice…she enjoyed the support and love she had shown to her.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Carol A. Hawkey


 

Carol A. Hawkey, age 78, Wausau formerly of Curtiss, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at North Central Health Care in Wausau, WI. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Maurina -Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Reverend Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home in Abbotsford. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Mayville, with lunch at the Mayville Town Hall after the burial.

 

Carol was born October 30, 1936 to John and Ruby (Crawford) Timm in Belvidere, IL. She attended schools in Knox, IN. Carol was united in marriage to Leo Hawkey on June 27, 1953 in Winamac, IN. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2013. In 1969, Leo and Carol moved to Curtiss, WI where they had a hobby farm.

 

Carol enjoyed tending to her flower beds, garden and bird watching. She would enjoy canning the fruits of her labor. Carol loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with them. She had a special place in her heart for each and every one of them. She loved going on picnics and fishing with her husband and family. During her stay at North Central Health Care, she was involved in many activities including gardening, shopping, baking, crafting, etc. and making many new friends.

 

Carol is survived by nine loving children: Daniel (Deb) Hawkey of Elkhart, IN, Linda (Ken) Lobacz of Thorp, Sherry (DuWayne) Dahlke of Curtiss, Laura (Roger) Frane of Curtiss, John (Diane Arndt) Hawkey of Abbotsford, Tina Hawkey of Colby, Dean Hawkey of Dorchester, Melody (Todd) Swatzina of Colby, Todd (Tammy) Hawkey of Abbotsford,18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law; Emery Mollenhauer and Bill Watts and one sister-in-law; Patricia Hill.

 

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son; Joe Hawkey in 1993, her daughter; Theresa Hawkey in 1970, her brother; Earl (Marciel) Timm, her sister; Jean (Emery) Mollenhauer, brother-in-law; Harold Hawkey and sister-in-law; Rosemary Watts.

 

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

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Msgt Richard L. Gustafson


 

Msgt Richard “Rick” “Gus” Gustafson, passed away May 14, 2015 at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

 

He was born September 2, 1971 in Rockford, IL to Leon and Wanda Gustafson. He married Christine Lois Laffan on April 27, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

Msgt Gustafson is survived by his Wife Christine Gustafson, Children: Megan Nicks of Eielson Air Force Base, Nate Gustafson of Medford, WI, Mathew and Andrew Gustafson both Eielson Air Force Base, Parents: Leon and Wanda Gustafson of Medford, WI, Brothers: Doug (Mary) Gustafson of Tomahawk, WI and Cory Gustafson of Greenwood, WI.

 

Msgt Gustafson began his military career in May 1989, when he enlisted in the Navy as an undesignated seaman, attending boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. After graduation, his first assignment was to the U.S.S. San Diego ported in Norfolk, Virginia, where he became Quartermaster in the ships navigation department. His experiences provided the basis for one of Gus's future catch phrases: “Before there was GPS there was GUS.” During his time aboard the U.S.S. San Diego, he deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force 63, compromised of US Navy, US Marine Corps and NATO Forces throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In 1990 he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield, and was reassigned to the US Navy Beach Masters during Operation Desert Storm, placing him in tactical control of coordinating the flow of amphibious landing craft and assets during the first Gulf War. Rather than returning home after Iraq's surrender, he was rerouted to Northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort. Prior to his honorable discharge from the Navy in December 1993, he received the coveted Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin. After leaving active duty, Msgt Gustafson spent nearly a decade working for Badger State Western hauling cargo from Wisconsin to California. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Msgt Gustafson chose to return to active duty, joining the Air Force. He enlisted as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) member in July 2002. Msgt Gustafson received intense training in special tactics, weapon systems, communications, survival, and two man team operations as a Forward Air Controller. Msgt Gustafson spent his career embedded with the US Army Special Forces, US Army Rangers, 10th Mountain Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, and 3rd Infantry Division. Msgt Gustafsons primary duties were to recon, mark and destroy enemy forces, and direct aircraft and artillery fire while operating from austere locations. Combat injuries ended his ability to continue TACP duties and he was reassigned to the 354th Fighter Wing Inspector Generals Office as the Chief of Wing Inspections. During this time he qualified for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Team. In January 2015, he was teamed with his service dog Dooley, named in honor of 1LT Mark H. Dooley (KIA, Iraq, 19 SEP 05). His close friend and founder of the Shepherds for Lost Sheep Program brought Dooley out of retirement, pairing him with Msgt Gustafson, where they bonded instantly. Among numerous awards and decorations, Msgt Gustafson received the Bronze Star, US Air Force and US Army Commendations, US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy Achievements. He also received citations of Valor from the US Air Force and US Army.

 

Funeral Services for Msgt Gustafson will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday May 27, 2015 at The Simek Recreation Center, 1037 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford, WI, with Chaplin Mark McGregor officiating. Burial will follow in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, 555 W. Cedar Street, Medford, WI. A prayer service will be held prior to the visitation beginning at 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Msgt Gustafson may be made to Shepherds for Lost Sheep, TACP Association, and Air Force Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservices.com

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Jenny "Patricia" Schwarz


 

 

JENNY “PATRICIA” SCHWARZ (MAIDEN NAME: DAMORE) 

 

AGE:  87

ADDRESS:  281 S. 2nd St. Dorchester, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11: 00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT:  Molitor Catholic Cemetery in Molitor

 

VISITATION:  9:00 until 10:45 A.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska

EDUCATION: Patricia graduated from Evanston High School in Evanston, IL

MARRIAGE: 1st: St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, IL to Philip J. Knepper Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1979  2nd: Leon Schwarz in Clark County and he preceded her in death in 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Patricia met her first husband Philip in Evanston IL. They then moved to Morton Grove IL. After her marriage to Leon, they settled in Dorchester, WI where they owned their house and also a cabin on a lake. Patricia enjoyed painting, antique jewelry and artifacts, cooking Italian dishes and planting her flowers. She loved nature and reading.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Lori) Knepper of Skokie, IL, Eugene (Sharon) Knepper of Titusville, FL, Robert “Bob” Knepper of Dorchester, Joseph (Kate) Knepper of Glenview, IL and Mary (Rodney) Anderson of  Township of Hammel; Step-Children: Bruce Schwarz of Curtiss, Cynthia (Ray) Johnson of Medford and Brian Schwarz of Withee


CHILDREN DECEASED: Philip J. “Corky” Knepper, Jr.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Veto Damore of Florida and Ronnie (Pat) Damore of Illinois                     

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Stella Ziggers, Joan (Bob) Billon and Jack Damore
 

-Patricia is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Damore    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Manquso

PALLBEARERS: Joey, Steve, Bob & Brian Knepper

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Patricia’s family to be designated at a later date


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Valerie J. Webster


 

Valerie Julianne Webster, 89 of Sheldon, died Sunday, May 25, 2015 at

Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born on August 27, 1925 in
Marinette, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Michael and Julia Mosur. She
grew up in the Peshtigo area and married William Schmidt. They had four
children together. William later died.
On March 29, 1982 Valerie was united in marriage to Roger Webster in
Milwaukee. The couple lived there until their retirement. At that time they
moved to rural Sheldon and have lived here since.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Webster of Sheldon, two daughters,
Betty Kopecky of Oak Creek, WI, Judy (Larry) Steppke of Mukwonago, WI, 7
grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two brothers, Joe Mosur of
Menomonee, MI and Michael (Roxanne) Mosur of Marinette, WI. Valerie is
preceded in death by her parents, her 1st husband, William, SR., two sons,
William, JR and Donald Schmidt, three brothers, Albert, John and Walter Mosur
and one sister, Mary Stanach.
A funeral service will be held at Noon, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Trinity
Lutheran Church-Sheldon. Pastor Aric Fenske will officiate. Burial will follow in
the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service
Thursday at the church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

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Linda L. Kenyon


 

LINDA L. KENYON


AGE: 78 

 

ADDRESS:  617 Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:35 P.M. Tuesday, May 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 6 days.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

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

VISITATION:  11:00 A.M. until 1:40 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 29, 1936 in Whittlesey

 

EDUCATION: Linda attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated from Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 18, 1956 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford to Ronald H. Kenyon and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1999

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Linda worked at a factory in Milwaukee for 2 years. After her marriage, they moved to a couple different communities until settling in Medford in 1971. At this time, Linda worked at Phillips Plastics for a couple of years and then she worked at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide in the O.B. department until her retirement because of health reasons in 1994. Linda enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking, reading and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Cindie (Mike) Fish of Wausau, David (Kathy) Kenyon of Medford and Jean (Scott) Robinson of Lino Lakes, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Richard L. Kenyon on June 25, 1957

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  Joshua (Kristen) Robinson, Shanna (Logan) Buhr and Dakota Kenyon 

 

STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Alex and Terrance Fish 

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Caleb Robinson and Sloane Robinson           

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John “Jack” (Barb) Dassow of Hartland

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joan Kowalefski, Wanita Bader and Karon Grube

 

DECEASED FATHER: William J. Dassow

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Amelia M. Dassow (Maiden Name: Gebauer)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Joshua Robinson, Shanna Buhr and Dakota Kenyon

 

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

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Margaret M. Balciar


 

MARGARET M. (Maiden Name: ROBIDA) BALCIAR  

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS:  955 E. Allman Ave Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Margaret passed away at 9:49 P.M. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Brian Mundt


INTERMENT:  Cremainal Inurnment will take place at 1:15 P.M. at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1927 in Stetsonville

 

EDUCATION: Margaret attended Pleasant Valley Grade School, Dorchester High School and was a 1944 Graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: On September 6, 1947 she married Walter Balciar at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford and he survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Margaret started work for the Medford Creamery office where she met her husband of 67 years. She stayed with the company through the various new owners and retired in 1992. Margaret enjoyed camping, gardening, sewing, bowling, dancing and playing cards.


MEMBER OF:  She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and an active member of the Church’s Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Walter Balciar of Medford

 

SURVIVING DAUGHTER:  Marsha (Lee) Fritz of DeForest

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Major Jesse (Jacqui) Fritz of Westhampton Beach, NY and Captain Jason (Laura) Fritz of Tomah. Both Grandsons currently in the U.S. Air Force         

 

GR-GRANDSON:  Winston Fritz of Tomah        

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Donald (Jo) Robida of Stratford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ann (Ed) Denzin, John (Jeanette) Robida, William (Agnes) Robida and Roy (Bernice) Robida

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Robida     

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Mary Murn

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Margaret’s family to be designated at a later date to Alzheimers.Org, Aspirus Hospice and St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Albert F. Kaczmarczyk


ALBERT F. KACZMARCZYK, age 79, of Thorp, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab, in Thorp.  Graveside services will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, in Lublin, with Rev. Madanu Sleeva Raju officiating.
     Albert Fredereck Kaczmarczyk was born on March 2, 1936 in Stanley, WI, the son of Albert and Anna (Kozey) Kaczmarczyk.  He was raised on the family farm near Bellinger, and received his education at Lublin Elementary School and Thorp High School.  After completing his education, Albert moved to Chicago where he worked as a laborer in factories.  He returned to Wisconsin where he worked in the lab at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, and helped his brother, Victor, on the family farm.  Albert moved back to Thorp in the late 1980's and worked for Fr. Edward T. Cyz in Lublin and Osceola.  He resided in Thorp until entering Oakbrook Health & Rehab.
     He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he played organ for several years and was a past president of its Holy Name Society.
     Albert had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family, playing sports and fishing.
     He will be dearly missed by 2 brothers:  Victor of Thorp and Raymond of Eau Claire;  several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Albert was preceded in death by his parents;  4 brothers:  John, Joe, Frank and Louie; and 2 sisters:  Jean and Irene.

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Larry Broeske


 

Larry Broeske, 63, of Arkdale, formerly of Abbotsford, was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Cancer ravaged his body, but couldn't ravage his soul.

 

Larry was born at home on June 25, 1951 to Clyde and Carmen (Schultz) Broeske of Dorchester. He was a graduate of Abbotsford High School. Larry later received his Master's in Electricity and was also a Commercial Building Inspector working from dusk to dawn in his self-owned electical business (Broeske Electric). Larry loved design by creating and building his own gas operated go-cart, wood splitter, snowmobile and his home. He later worked for the WI Veteran's Home in Waupaca as their lead electrical engineer. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, sharing God's Word with other's and enjoying his lil' dog, Annie. He would have celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary this month.

 

Larry is survived by his high school sweetheart, Marilyn (Lange) of Arkdale, two incredibly loved children, Shane (Dolores) of West Richland, Washington who he was so proud to call 'son' remembering all the elk, moose, bear, deer hunts and fishing trips they shared together; Kelly (Mike) Wiedenbeck of Union Grove, WI; 'daddy's girl' who he loved sharing talks and advice with that only daddy's can; four amazingly fun grandchildren; Jared, Levi, Courtney and Justin; his mother, Carmen of Abbotsford; four sisters, Judee (Gary) Jicinsky of Marshfield, Susie (Dennis) Brost of Oak Creek, Gail (Lenis) Marcott of Abbotsford, Bryon (Tammey) of Dorchester and Dianne (Terry) Ludwig of Dorchester. Larry is further survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. We will truly miss you, Babe, but we know that one day, we will be together again where time has no end.

 

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Broeske and his grandparents, George and Emma Schultz and Elroy and Emma Broeske.

 

A Celebration of his life is planned for 2:00 Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Alliance Church in Curtiss with Pastor Swarr and Pastor Critchfield officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 until time of service.

 

The family wishes to thank Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home with Larry's arrangements, Pastor James Critchfield, Pastor Carl Swarr, Linda and their wonderful family for their lovely music.

 

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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Claire F. Obenhoffer


 

CLAIRE F. OBENHOFFER

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: 510 E. Taylor Street, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:17 PM Monday, May 11 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 8 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood at a later date

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 23

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 4, 1925 in the Township of Chelsea

 

EDUCATION: Chelsea Grade School, Town of Chelsea & attended Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 19, 1948 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Dorothy M. Thums and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1943-1946. After the military he returned to Medford and worked at Hurd Millwork from 1946 until his retirement in January of 1991. He enjoyed dancing, square dancing, wood working, garage sales, fishing, hunting & he will be remembered for his joke telling.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Rib Lake American Legion;
Lifetime member of the Carpenter & Joiners Union

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: of 66 years Dorothy M. Obenhoffer of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathy (Walt) Burcaw of Elk Mound, WI, Don (Vicky) Obenhoffer of Medford, Joe (Judy) Obenhoffer of Rib Lake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Ryan (Cassie) and Paul (Becky) Burcaw, Lance, Kim, Nathan (Tiffany) & Dustin (Amanda) Obenhoffer

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 – Ann, Payton, Brooks, Bronson, Sierra, Emy, Gavin, Liam, August

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Donald Obenhoffer & Marcella Krueger

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Obenhoffer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ludmila Ann (maiden name – Paitl) Obenhoffer

 

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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Claire K. Zenner


 

Claire K. Zenner, 95, Marshfield, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 15, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Rev. Gerard Wilger officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Medford. The visitation will be held from 9:30 am on Friday until service time at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, is assisting the family.

 

Claire was born on April 10, 1920 in Rozellville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Kunigunde (Metz) Derfus. She married Francis Zenner on March 5, 1946. He died in August of 1969.

 

Claire loved playing sheepshead with her friends and family. She enjoyed being with her family, knitting and crocheting and going for walks.

 

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Paul) Kussman of Amherst and David (Charlene) Zenner of Cadott. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 expected in July and 1 great great grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Dale Zenner, a great granddaughter, 5 brothers, 7 sisters and nieces and nephews.

 

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Kenneth A. Ellenbecker


 

Kenneth A. Ellenbecker, 79 joined his son in heaven on May 11, 2015.

 

Memorial Services for Ken will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester with Father Daniel Hackel officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.
A private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Dorchester Memorial South Cemetery

 

Ken was born in Dorchester, WI on October 22, 1935 to Catherine F. Ellenbecker (Maiden Name: Heindl) and Arthur P. Ellenbecker. He attended Dorchester Elementary through 8th grade and then quit school to work on the family dairy farm with his parents.

 

In 1956, Ken married Sharon L. Pope and they had two children: Cindy and Kurt Ellenbecker and he predeceased Ken in 1972.

 

Ken worked on the family farm for 24 years and then he bought his own farm in 1973. He farmed until 1985 and then he sold the farm and moved to town where he worked for Meyers’ Manufacturing for 10 years. Ken then “retired” to working for the Dorchester Park for another 10 years. Ken was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Dorchester Lions’ Club and served on the Dorchester Park Board.

 

Ken was a “great inventor”; he always had a project that he was making: a camper, a boat, a pair of skis, a rocking horse, or a piece of furniture for his wife or daughter. He even constructed a rickshaw but Sharon wouldn’t ride in it. Ken was known as the local “fix it” man in Dorchester. Many a widowed woman referred to him as St. Kenny because he spent a lot of time helping others. Ken also enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, yard work, model railroading, decorating for Christmas, and antique cars, particularly his 1931 Ford Model A.

 

Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon P. Ellenbecker of Dorchester, his daughter Cindy Ellenbecker of New Holstein, a sister Bernette (Mel) Gruber of Rotunda West, FL, 2 brothers Galen (Patti) Ellenbecker of Dorchester and Gary (Carol) Ellenbecker of Medford.
Ken will be remembered as a hardworking man with a simple lifestyle by choice, a quiet man of great conviction and fun-loving wit.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dorchester Park.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Warren P. Kleiber


 

WARREN P. KLEIBER


AGE:  62

 

ADDRESS: W5899 Gravel Road  Medford; Town of Little Black Resident 

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  6:49 P.M. Sunday, May 10 at the UW Madison Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 7 days surrounded by his loving family.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 16 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT:  Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION:  4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 15 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10: 45 A.M. Saturday, May 16 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 21, 1953 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: December 28, 1973 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Jeanette A. Kaudy and they later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Warren began his career at Weathershield in Medford where he worked in a variety of positions for 42 years until his retirement in 2013. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and restoring snowmobiles. Warren was a dedicated Packer fan and enjoyed being surrounded by his family, grandchildren and his dog Foster.

 

MEMBER OF:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville and the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Wendy (Robert) Mateega of Plymouth, MN, Angela Kleiber of Waunakee and Shelby (Fiance Jesse Biermann) of Ogema

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Spencer and  Ava Mateega of Plymouth, MN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Dave (Susie) Kleiber of Medford, Gary (Stella) Kleiber of Kronewetter and Ronnie (Significant Other: Sandy Motte) Kleiber of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Jerome “Bud” Kleiber

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lucille E. Kleiber (Maiden Name: Heinz)

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Ronnie Kleiber
Active: Todd Theil, Kenny Kraus, Jim Kaudy,

 

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

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Lawrence "Larry" "Quill" A. Smith


 

Lawrence "Larry" "Quill" A. Smith,79 passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at his residence in Dorchester with his family by his side after a long struggle with lung cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester. Father Charles Hiebl will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday, May 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

 

Larry was born on May 13,1935, he is the son of George and Dora (Yates) Smith. He attended Owen schools and graduated from Dorchester High School in 1953. He later married Beverly Greaser on November 10, 1956 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Together they raised seven children.

 

Larry worked for Liberty Homes for 30+ years. He also worked for Michel's Pipeline, Greaser Carnival, and the Dorchester Cheese Factory. Later on in life he enjoyed being self-employed as a pilot car service.

 

Larry dedicated 35 years to the Dorchester Fire Department. During his free time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards and softball, eating his sister's chocolate chip cookies,and spending time with his dog, Carl.

 

Larry is survived by his wife: Beverly Smith of Dorchester, five sons; George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie) of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua, a son-in-law: Michael Stock of Dorchester; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by 2 brothers: Wally (Lois) Smith of Milwaukee, and Bill (Debbie) Smith of New Jersey; and 3 sisters: Elaine Sebold of Colby, Mary (Clem) Klimpke of Dorchester, and Kathy (her friend Bruce) Thorne of Milwaukee.

 

Larry is preceded in death by his children; Jerry Smith and Alisa Stock , grandson; Derek Smith, along with parents and brother; Dick Smith. 

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Anola M. Pernsteiner


 

Anola Mae (Sersch) Pernsteiner, 82 of Medford, died peacefully at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford on Wednesday, May 6 surrounded by her loving family.

 

Anola was born September 25, 1932 to Arnold and Dorothy (Georgas) Sersch in Spencer, Wisconsin. She was the oldest of 11. Anola was a wonderful woman, graduating valedictorian from Spencer High School. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked various jobs to help support her family. Her marriage to Gregory Pernsteiner took place at the Church of St. John in Marshfield, Wisconsin on November 6, 1954.  They took over the family farm in Medford in 1956 – raising their 11 children there. In November 2014, they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

 

Anola, also known as ‘Weasie’ by many, adamantly loved reading, history, and watching Jeopardy. She also volunteered her time assisting adult learners with literacy. Personal joy came from reading – she was a mainstay at the Medford Public Library, oftentimes having new books reserved for her before they hit the shelves. She also instilled the importance of education in her children – all of them attained degrees.  Raising 11 children was not an easy task, but Anola embraced it and excelled at the challenge. She encouraged and unconditionally accepted her children for their individuality. Throughout her life, and up until her final months, she wanted to make sure her family was safe, happy and connected to each other.

 

Anyone who met Anola even once could tell she was a kind, giving woman who radiated love. She accepted everyone and always found the best in people. If someone needed anything, she would give it, no questions asked. And no one ever went hungry when visiting; she was a wonderful baker and cook, and there was always a pot of coffee on and the door was open.

 

Anola loved humor, even through adversity. One of her biggest gifts to the world was that she loved to laugh. Her smile and wonderful sense of humor was passed on to her children. She loved to make up clever words, sayings and songs, and was always whistling a tune.

 

Anola will be remembered for her love of peppermint candy, popcorn and O’Douls beer. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved live theater, the Medford Café, Olive Garden, and “Murder She Wrote”.  Even though Anola was challenged by serious health conditions, her long life can be attributed to her strong will to live and positive outlook.

 

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Gregory of Medford; children Barbara (Ed) Acker of Rib Lake, Karen (Daniel) Arrenholz of Bloomington, MN, Steven (Jennifer) Pernsteiner of Spring Valley, Mark (Gail) Pernsteiner of Medford, Christine (Jon) Olson of Medford, Kurt (Kathy) Pernsteiner of Oshkosh, Karla (Lonnie) Willaby of Hudson, Scott (Sharon) Pernsteiner of Eau Claire, Terry Pernsteiner of Fond du Lac, Michael (Aimee) Pernsteiner of Altoona, and Todd Pernsteiner of Minneapolis, MN. She also is survived by four siblings: Mary (Vince) Weber, Beverly (Bill) Welch, Judy Sersch, and Nancy Mathewson, 34 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, five siblings and grandson (Caleb Arrenholz).

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that financial donations be made in Anola’s name to Medford Public Library, Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Holy Rosary School Student Tuition Assistance fund.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday May 11, 2015 At Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

A prayer service will conclude visitation Monday night, beginning at 7:45 PM.

 

A luncheon will follow at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, interment will take place at a later date at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. 

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Julius W. "Bud" Griesbach


Julius W. “Bud” Griesbach, Jr., 88 of rural Westboro, died
Monday, May 4, 2015 at his home under hope hospice with
his family by his side. He was born on July 20, 1926 in
Medford to the late Julius W. and Hazel (Mathias) Griesbach,
Sr. Bud grew up in the area and attended Hannibal High. He
then joined the military and served his county in the Army
during the Korean Conflict. Bud then worked at a tire factory
in LaCrosse for a time. On June 26, 1954 Bud was united in
marriage to Doris Smith at the Westboro Methodist Church.
Bud worked for Binker and Hug John Deere dealership in
Medford and then was a long haul trucker for many
companies retiring from Schneider transport in 1988. He was
an active volunteer in the Jump River and Westboro
communities including; the Westboro Fire Dept. and
Conservation Club, was a life member of the Steam Engine
Club by Edgar, and the Jump River Lions, VFW, and
Community Center. He also helped with the Taylor County
Commission on Aging being a transporter and was a former
member of the Stetsonville American Legion.  Bud was an
avid reader and would read each newspaper from front to
back. He enjoyed the Badgers and Packers, fishing but
loved to go camping.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Griesbach of
Westboro, three sons, Alvin (Jayne) Griesbach of Stanley
and Rick (Renee) and Tim (Pam) Griesbach both of
Westboro, 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 13 great
grandchildren and one brother, Raymond (Connie)
Griesbach of Rhinelander. Bud is preceded in death by his
parents and two sisters, Marcella Krueger and Louise
Zirngibl.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Monday, May 11,
2015 at the Jump River Community Center. Rev. Jeremy
Ahlers will officiate. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of
service Monday. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted
the family.

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Norman A. "Butch" Thieme


 

Norman A. "Butch" Thieme passed away Monday evening May 4, 2015 after a very short but courageous battle with a brain tumor.

 

He was born on the home farm in the Township of Hoard, Rural Owen, Wisconsin on June 12, 1947. Norman is the son of Arthur and Alvina (Theilig) Thieme.

 

Norman graduated from 8th grade at Park School in the township of Hoard and continued his education at Owen Withee High School.

 

On August 20, 1966 he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Rinehart at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee, WI.

 

Norman and Pat were blessed with four wonderful children Nicholas Thieme of Thorp, Crystal Krueger of Merrill, Cindy Thieme of Merrill, and Neal Thieme of Gleason.

 

Norman was a skilled jack of all trades. In his lifetime he worked for many places including; on the family farm, and many other farms including his own farm, 4 cheese factories, drove a milk truck picking up cans of milk at farms, 3 implement dealers, Will's gas Company, 2 mobile home plants, Marshfield Wilbert burial vaults, worked at a black tapping company, weathershield windows, and motor patrol.

 

After all his hard work he still had time for family and friends, making firewood, large gardens, riding horses, dart ball, bowling, collecting antique Massey Harris tractors and machinery, tractor pulls, and coaching Pat's softball teams. In his last years, he enjoyed fishing and the Edgar Steam and Gas Engine Club.

 

Norman is survived by his wife, Pat, four children, six grandchildren; Matthew Stine, Stacey Stine, Rachelle Thieme, Paige (Laven) Thieme, Joshua Krueger, and Jared Krueger, and one great-grandchild; Bradley Stine. He is also survived by 3 sisters LaVerna Marcott of Curtiss, Annette Frahman of Shelton WA, and Pearl Mengel of Augusta GA; two sisters-in-law; Delores (Glen)Turner and Arlene Thieme, and 3 brothers-in-law; Warren(Wanda) Rinehart, Douglas (Diane) Rinehart, Dennis (Renee) Rinehart and mother-in-law; Joyce Rinehart. Norman is also survived by many nieces, nephews, long time friends, and his faithful companion Teddy.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law; Donald Rinehart, brothers; Arnold and Alvin, brothers-in-law; Art Marcott, Richard Mengel and Lester Frahman and his "catch" partner Buddy.

 

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 16th at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford at 11:00AM. Visitation will be Friday May 15th, from 4 - 8pm at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and also 9:00AM until time of services on Saturday May 16th. Burial will be held at a later date.

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Gertrude "Toots" M. Thomas


 

Gertrude Marcella "Toots" Thomas, Medford, died on May 5, 2015, at the age of 86 years and 2 months. She was born in Amherst, WI on February 27, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry J. Amacher in 1966 and Anna Johanna Augusta Feustel Amacher, in 1971. Her husband Ervin Ernest Thomas also preceded Toots in death on July 24, 1998.

 

Toots was baptized in Amherst, WI and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, WI. Her Elementary School days were spent at Green Acre School on Cty. Rd. A, Stetsonville and High School Graduation from Medford, WI was in 1947. She was the oldest of 8 children born to Henry and Anna Amacher from 1929 to 1948. During Grade School years, her family hosted Bible School teachers (2) every summer for 2 weeks. They brought their tent with them; for teaching, but slept and ate, at the family farmhouse. About a dozen elementary age neighborhood children, joined them for Bible Study. This is mentioned because Summer Bible School was an enjoyable time for Toots. She was the Teacher's Aide before there was such a thing. It was many years before Teacher's "helpers" would be called T.A.'s. A lot of respect was shown to Toots, by the summer kids, because it was an honor to work with and for the teachers. Having three younger brothers in Bible School certainly did not begin to earn her any "kudos"!!

 

During the summers of 1946 and 1947, Toots went to Faribault, MN (where her Aunt Bertha lived), stayed in a rented room and worked downtown at the Faribault Diner. Those were her first and only times of living and working anywhere outside of WI. Toots rented a room in an older lady's home while working in MN. It was a very unique house that had a REAL fresh spring water well, in the kitchen. One that had a rope, handle and bucket to get fresh water at any time. Her younger sister, Annette, was duly impressed at age 8 when she visited Toots and got to stay over for a couple days and nights. Fall of 1947 she procured a job working for Keith Ungrodt at his IGA store in Medford, after which she moved on to Hurd Millwork and worked there for the next 25 years. Toots and her husband Erv were part owners of Thomas Floral and Greenhouse. During busy floral seasons, funerals, birthdays, etc., she put in many hours helping at the "shop", which she truly enjoyed.

 

Gertrude Marcella" Toots" Amacher married Ervin Ernest Thomas at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford on August 15, 1953. Their marriage wasn't blessed with any children, but Toots had a plethora of Godchildren; who she, until in recent years, remembered on their special days. For years; in the winter, Toots and Erv enjoyed Curling with the Medford Curling Club. They both enjoyed playing cards with other couples, going out for dinner, especially at Florina's and in their younger years they loved going to the AVON THEATRE to see the latest movies. Golfing on Ladies Day brought a lot of enjoyment to Toots' life. B.P.W. was a local organization for Business and Professional Women that she belonged to for years. Toots participated with the Ladies Aid and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. For years she and her "cronies" would hop into Fran Simek’s limo and head out to one of several Casinos. While Fran was alive they also took the Casino Bus at times. After Fran's demise, a bus ride every week or two to a Casino was the favorite form of entertainment, until poor health brought those excursions to a halt.

 

Toots spent about ten years giving "special time" and care to her Aunt Dorothy E. Amacher in Medford. She was like a daughter that her Aunt Dorothy never had.

 

Toots is survived by three sisters: Annette R. Moore (4 sons, 1 daughter) of Waupun, Melva G. (Dennis) Saliny (1 son) of Rosemount, MN, Roberta J. (Don) Bertucci (1 son, 1 daughter) of Middleton.

Beside her Mom, Dad and Husband being deceased, her four brothers, Bud, Ronnie (in infancy) Len and Hap are also deceased.

 

Hemer Funeral Service is in charge of all funeral arrangements. A visitation will be at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The funeral is at 3 p.m., with a lunch to follow. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Beth L. Jochimsen


 

BETH L. JOCHIMSEN

 

AGE: 50

 

ADDRESS: 705 E. Mill Street, Withee, WI 54498

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 AM Monday, May 4 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks after a courageous battle with kidney cancer

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Roe

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville at a later date

 

VISITATION: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville from 4-8 PM on Thursday, May 7 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic rosary service held that evening; also from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 8

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 1, 1965 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville Elementary School, 1983 graduate of Medford High School, received an accounting degree from Northcentral Technical College, Wausau & in 2006, a nursing degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Bruce Tollin and later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was a DJ at K99/WIGM during her high school years. She worked at Phillips Plastics in Medford, Clark County HealthCcare Center, and then Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley until the time of her death. She enjoyed the GB Packers, Brewers, Badgers, riding motorcycle, camping, reading, traveling, bowling, fishing, softball, volleyball, going to Rock Fest & watching her many nieces/nephews in all their sporting events.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen; Past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville where she taught 2nd grade, 1st Communion class for many years.

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Florina J. (maiden name-Boehlin) Jochimsen of the Town of Little Black

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Karleen (Ron) Sperl, Sherry (Chuck) Anderson & Gail Jochimsen all of Stetsonville, Sara (Gary) Krug of Exeland, Penny (Guy) Olson of Medford
Brothers – Lynn (Dianne) Jochimsen, Bryan (Melinda) Jochimsen & Jay (Jen) Jochimsen all of Medford, Kurt (Pam) Jochimsen of Stratford & Roy (Kathy) Jochimsen of Withee

-Further survived by 35 Nieces/Nephews & 53 Great Nieces/Nephews 

 

DECEASED FATHER: Wyllis “Buster” A. Jochimsen in 2013

 -Also preceded in death by a Great Nephew – Deagan Jochimsen

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Hunter Jochimsen & Abby Olson; Active – Logan, Derek & Jarod Jochimsen, Sean Anderson, Keaton Edblom, Andrew Krug

 

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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Alisa Ann Stock


 

Alisa Ann Stock, 52, of Dorchester, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital with her family by her side. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday , May 9, 2015 at St Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Heibl will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday, May 8 at St. Louis from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and also 10:00 am until time of service on Saturday. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

 

Alisa was born on June 26, 1962 to Lawrence and Beverly (Greaser) Smith. She is a graduate of Colby High School. She later received her real estate license at Mid-State Technical College. On July 2, 1983 she married the love of her life, Michael J. Stock. Together they had two beautiful children, Ryan and Brittany.

 

Alisa was a hard worker. She was proud to be a broker/co-owner of Quality Realty. Alisa knew how to also have fun. She enjoyed camping, golfing, and beating her brothers at bean bags. She loved to be with her family, especially those two precious grandchildren; Aubree and Kolbe, and her beloved dog, Diesel.

 

Alisa is survived by her husband: Michael Stock of Dorchester, two children; Ryan Stock of Ogema, and Brittany (Ryan) Viergutz of Medford; two grandchildren; Aubree and Kolbe Viergutz; her parents; Lawrence and Beverly Smith of Dorchester, and five brothers; George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie) of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Alisa is preceded in death by her brother; Jerry Smith, Nephew; and Derek Smith, along with grandparents, uncles, and cousins.

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Bernard L. Strobach


 

BERNARD L. STROBACH

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 PM Sunday, May 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 7 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 5:00 PM Friday, May 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later time

 

VISITATION: 3:00 PM until the time of services at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 10, 1922 at Medford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Brandl Grade School, Town of Medford

 

MARRIAGE: February 14, 1939 at the Holy Rosary Parsonage, Medford to Jeanette A. Poirier and she preceded him in death July 2, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they moved to Rochelle, IL where he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works as a welder for a period of time. In 1948 they moved to the Rib Lake area where he managed dairy farms and later owned & operated his own dairy farm. While farming he hauled milk & cheese for the Rib Lake Creamery. In 1953 he went to work for Hurd Millwork in Medford where he worked until his retirement in 1984. They moved to Spirit Lake in 1972 & he entered the nursing home in 2008. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, spending time with his family, deer hunting, wood working, playing cards & playing pool.

 

MEMBER OF: Charter member of the Spirit Lake Improvement Association board; Hurd Millwork Union; Various bowling, dart & pool leagues.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Lee (Significant Other: Rosie) Strobach of Ogema, Ray (Carol) Strobach of Rib Lake, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake, WI, Ted (Sandra) Strobach of Roscoe, IL, Dean (Gayle) Strobach of Ogema

Daughters – Bernadette Marschke of Rib Lake & Judy (William) Gelhaus of Brenda, AZ

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Bev Strobach; Sons-in-law: Bob Sunderlin, Stanley Kroll & William Marschke

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 27 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 56 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 22

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Fred “Fritz” Strobach of Buellton, CA

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Dora Pagel & Grace Rauman; Brothers – Armin, Edwin & Chester Strobach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Theodore Strobach

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mina Greitsch

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either the Alzheimer's Research or St. Jude Research

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Esther O. Schreiner


 

ESTHER O. SCHREINER

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: 1712 Monroe St. New Holstein, WI 53061 former resident of Rib Lake

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:58 P.M. Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 26, 1924 in the Township of Greenwood

 

EDUCATION: Esther attended grade school in the Township of Greenwood

 

MARRIAGE: December 28, 1940 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake to Lawrence “Bud” A. Schreiner and he preceded her in death on December 14, 1998

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Esther was a proud mother of 8 children. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and babysitting.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald (Nina) Schreiner of Arlington Heights, IL, Richard (Laura) Schreiner of Rib Lake, Thomas (Marlene) Schreiner of Medford, Steven (Michelle) Schreiner of Rib Lake, Patricia Leider of New Holstein, Margaret (Ignacio) Martinez of Wheeling, IL and Laura (Significant Other: Jim Steenis) Walber of New Holstein

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: David (Leah) Schreiner Son-in-Law: Harold Leider

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 35 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Estelle Laub of Athens

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Martin Pagel, Christina Wudi and Theresa Peche


DECEASED FATHER: John Fred Pagel

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Liebenow

 

PALLBEARERS: Donald Schreiner Jr., Richard Buksa Jr., Shanna Martinez, Allyson Walber, Daniel, Jason & Lawrence “Bud” Schreiner

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to the Homestead Care Center Activity Program in Esther’s name.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Antony J. Ostrowski


Anthony J. Ostrowski 39 of Tony; died on Sunday; May 3rd, 2015 near Medford due to injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident.

 

He is survived by his parents Phil & Louisa Ostrowski of Tony,

 

2 children from a previous marriage - Matthew Ostrowski and Caitlyn Ostrowski.

 

His life companion - Abby Hanson and their son Wyatt A. Ostrowski of Tony.

 

His brother John Paul & wife Tammy of Rice Lake, 1 nephew Paul and 1 niece Stacey.

 

Paternal Grandmother Kathleen Ostrowski of Sheldon.

 

Many aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.

 

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday; May 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Tony. The Ostrowski Family will receive friends at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Friday, May 8th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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Ralph James Williams


 

RALPH J. WILLIAMS

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: P. O. Box 385 Farwell, MI 48622

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:45 P.M. at the University Of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor MI

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 8th, 2015 at Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema, WI

 

OFFICIATING: Jim Frankie

 

INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery in Withee, WI

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema, WI

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 22, 1931 in Stambough, MI

 

EDUCATION: Ralph attended Iron River, MI Elementary School, and Graduated from Iron River High School. He attained an Associate’s Degree through Ford Motor Co.

 

MARRIAGE: January 1, 1953 in Newberry, MI to Nina Jean Stephens and she preceded him in death on August 16, 2011

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ralph was a U.S. Army Veteran and served from 1949-1952 in the Korean Conflict. After his service he moved to Plymouth, MI where he worked in construction. In 1965, Ralph began employment with Ford Motor Co. working in the World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI as a resident construction engineer until his retirement in 1987. In 1991 he moved to Thorp, WI. Ralph then moved to Farwell, MI in 2010. He enjoyed woodworking.

 

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Church in Ogema

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Diane (John) Combs of Covington, Louisiana and Vivian (Robert) Houchins of Farwell, MI

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Merwyn (Lois) Williams of Orlando, FL and Mavis (Donald) Kovala of Owen

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Marie Pangrazzi

 

DECEASED FATHER: James Gilbert Williams

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sylvia Vivian Erickson

 

PALLBEARERS: Church Congregation Members

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Donald "Don" Ervin Moen


 

DONALD ERVIN “DON” MOEN

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: W 7020 Perkinstown Avenue, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence, April 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Monday May 4, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be held following the service at Perkinstown Cemetery, where military honors will be performed.

 

VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1934 in Spooner, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Spooner High School in Spooner, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Adella Belle Moyer in Trego, WI in 1953.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Don served in the US Army, and was a Korean War Veteran. He worked for Fruedenhauls Manufacturing and retired from there in January of 2015. Don enjoyed putting puzzles together with his wife. He loved to spend his time outdoors fishing, working in his vegetable and flower gardens, pontooning and camp fires. He built many different items out of wood which filled his yard, including bird feeder stands, arched trellis, garden walkways, and picture frames for the puzzles he and Adella put together. He also enjoyed watching Western shows, especially with his favorite actor; John Wayne. Don was truly devoted to his entire family, and his main passion was his wife, Adella, whom he loved dearly.

 

MEMBER OF: American Legion Post 47, Portage, WI and VFW Post 5729, Medford, WI.SURVIVING

 

SPOUSE: Adella Belle (Moyer) Moen

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald ( Ilona) Moen of Cochran, WI, Patty (John “David”) Neubauer of Medford, WI, Jerry (Erin) Moen of Morenci, AZ, Dawn (Keith) Lipinski of Athens, WI, James “Jim” Moen of Medford, WI, Henry Moen of Stetsonville, WI.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 48 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 1

 

SURVIVING SISTERS: Mary Jordan of Spooner, WI, and Lillian Faber of Spooner, WI.

 

BROTHERS / SISTERS DECEASED: Roy, Bob, Ed, and Henry Moen, and one sister Alice Johnston.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Martin William Moen

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Carrie Gertrude Young


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Donald may be made to his family, for designation at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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