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Harriet I. Vircks


 

HARRIET I. VIRCKS

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS:  408 E. Linden St. Abbotsford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:43 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Golden Living Continental Manor in Abbotsford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of the Ministry Home Care Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

 

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT:     Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville

 

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1922 in the Township of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Harriet attended Lawndale School in Little Black

 

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1942 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville Harriet married the love of her life, Arthur “Bud” C. Vircks and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1976

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Harriet moved to Chicago, IL where she worked at a munitions factory during WWII. After their marriage they bought a farm west of Stetsonville where they farmed for 34 years. She moved to Abbotsford in 1990. Harriet worked at the Medford Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide for a number of years. She then worked at the Taylor County Human Services until her retirement in 1991. Harriet was a loving mother to 8 children and 5 foster children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, baking, playing cards with her friends, whittling, telling stories, bird watching and she loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF:  Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post#519 and past member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 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 Cortland, OH.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Barton C. Vircks

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:   18       GR-GRANDCHILDREN:    33        GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  2

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Lois Neibacher of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Otto & Clyde Berry and Helen Winchell

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Berry     

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara A. Nelson

 

PALLBEARERS: Lincoln, Patrick & Charlie Vircks, Beth Spina, Matt Brunner, Holly Draeger-Untiedt and Christopher Gerber

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harriet’s name to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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John A. Grinker


 

JOHN A. GRINKER

 

AGE:  83

ADDRESS:  Our House  1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford; City of Medford resident; Former Township of Little Black Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:05 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per John’s request no services will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 31, 1932 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION:  Attended Lawndale Grade School in Dorchester and a 1949 Graduate of Dorchester High School

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John was a truck driver, asphalt plant tree service and a mechanic. During the time of employment in the tree service in Oregon he was drafted into the war. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from January 23, 1952 – December 24, 1953. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. John also enjoyed playing the concertina.

 

MEMBER OF:  NRA

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: George (Joanne) Grinker of Brookfield, Don (Elizabeth) Grinker of Milwaukee, Pat (Alden) Hamm of Dorchester, Joe (Sandy) Grinker of Oak Creek and Richard (Jackie) Grinker of Dorchester
Sisters-In-Law: Dorothy Grinker of Dorchester, Joyce Grinker of Owen and Kathy Grinker-Owens of Greendale

 

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Bob Grinker, Betty Gall, William Grinker and Thomas Grinker

 

DECEASED FATHER: Charles J. Grinker

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara V. Grinker (Maiden Name: Peissig)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and ib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com  

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Gertrude "Gertie" S. Vetter


 

GERTRUDE “GERTIE” S. VETTER


AGE:  100 

 

ADDRESS:  Country Gardens  635 W. Cedar Street Medford; City of Medford Resident; Former Fond du Lac area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:35 A.M. Saturday, June 27 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Krueger, Rev. Joshua Krieger and Rev. James Babler

 

INTERMENT:  5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Town of Forest Cemetery, Fond du Lac

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 2, 1914 in Freedom, Wisconsin

 

EDUCATION: Gertie attended schools where her father was a Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Freedom, then Kenosha and finally rural Fond du Lac. She attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy during her high school years.

 

MARRIAGE: May 26, 1933 to Wilbur J. Vetter and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1988

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: The couple farmed with Wilbur’s parents. Later they sold the farm and moved to Fond du Lac where Gertrude began a career at Sears in Management where she remained until her retirement. Much of Gertie’s life was devoted to family. In addition to working full time, she enjoyed sewing nearly all her own clothes and those of her family, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings. After Wilbur’s retirement they traveled extensively, including four trips to Germany and five to Hawaii. She was also an extensive letter writer.

 

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

Past Member: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton

 

SURVIVING SON-IN-LAW: LaWellyn (Yolanda) Tesch of Appleton

 

DECEASED DAUGHTER: Janet V. Tesch on October 29, 2001

 

GRANDSON: Dean(Debra) Tesch of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Lorraine LaRonge of Fond du Lac

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gerhardt Rolloff, Earl Rolloff and Elda Ruth Kopitzke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Emil D. Rolloff

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Rolloff (Maiden Name: Plamann)

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family that will be designated to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford, Wisconsin and Zion Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Wisconsin
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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Harold LeRoy Oehler


Harold LeRoy Oehler, 89, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born May 5, 1926, to Dewey and Sophie (Jacobs) Oehler. He married Margaret Strunk on May 28, 1946. Harold proudly served his country in the United State Navy as an Electrician’s Mate on the USS Piedmont in WWII from 1943 – 1946.

 

Harold and Margaret farmed in the Town of Holton for 46 years. Harold served on many cooperative boards, cemetery board and held several church offices.

 

He is survived by his wife Margaret, Doug (Janice) Oehler, Cheri (Dave) Baker, Kevin (Mary) Oehler, Kelley (Katie) Oehler, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Jim and Gary (Paula) and 3 sisters, Marcella (Bob) Bredlau, Leora (Jim) Reynolds and Nelrose Carpenter.

 

He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd and his parents Dewey and Sophie.

 

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Medford. Pastor Kim Swenson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Interment at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors will be provided by the Colby VFW post #2227. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to a memorial fund for Harold established at Bethany Baptist church.

 

The family would like to thank Lakeview Heights Legacy for the loving care given to Harold and his family over the years.

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Joann T. Kieser


 

Joann T. Kieser, age 84, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at 7:44 AM. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Joann was born October 12, 1930 in Wauwatosa, the daughter of Harley and Cora (Raasch) Voigt. She was united in marriage to Donald Kieser on July 17, 1954 in Wauwatosa. They moved to Athens and then lived the last 55 years in Abbotsford. Joann worked briefly as a substitute teacher and at Abby Cafe but mostly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

 

She was an avid reader, played the violin and loved music, enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a pet lover. Joann was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, and taught Sunday School for many years.

 

Joann is survived by her husband, Donald of 60 years; five children: Geoffrey (Ann) of Fayetteville, NC, Coralee (Patrick) Ellenbecker of Owen, Lori Leichtman of Abbotsford, Don (Paula) of Unity and Michael (Amy) of West Bend; 16 grandchildren: Robin, Angie, Geoff, Tristan, Leslie, Nita, Doug, Lora, Jenny, Brian, Seth, Molly, Maggie, Alex, Ethan and Maddie; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her two sisters: Lois Stockey of Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada and her twin sister, Joyce (Burton) Erenz of Greenfield; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Quade.

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Lisa Jean Higgins


Lisa Jean Higgins, age 48, of Washburn, passed away, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her home. She was born March 21, 1967 in Superior, the daughter of Richard and Irene (Steen) Higgins.

 

Lisa attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Medford Senior High in 1985. She worked various jobs following high school, including being a nanny in Washington DC and working as a waitress for several years. She moved to Washburn and has lived there for the last 20 years.

 

Lisa enjoyed reading, dancing and taking care of her dogs and cats. She volunteered at the Thrift Store in Washburn. She loved living by Lake Superior and calling and visiting with her family.

 

She is survived by her parents, Richard and Irene Higgins of Medford; brother, Duane "Red" (Lisa Marie) Higgins of Medford; 3 children, Hethar (Brian) Schaaf of Marshfield, Lucas Higgins of Medford and Cheyenne Higgins of Augusta; grandson, Shane Schaaf; niece Crystal (Mike) Schaaf; nephew, Jason (Maya) Higgins; great-nieces and nephews, Mariah Schaaf, Riley Higgins and Jayce Higgins; and her dog, Budd.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Holy Rosary Catholic cemetery in Molitor, Wisconsin with Pastor Randal Jeppessen officiating.

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Laddie J. Vlcek


 

LADDIE J. VLCEK

 

AGE: 86

 

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

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

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home-Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Don Rhody

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Elizabeth (Dan) Duryea of Bellevue, WA, Laura (Courtney) Taylor, Allison Vlcek & Kevin Vlcek all of Seattle, WA GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

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

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Vlcek

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Simek

 

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

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John "Jack" F. Huss


JOHN “JACK” F. HUSS

 

AGE:  70 

 

ADDRESS:  Township of Westboro Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  12:50 A.M. Thursday, June 18 at his residence

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Jack’s request no services will be held at this time

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1944 in Freeport, Illinois

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Huss

 

DECEASED MOTHER:  Rose Huss (Maiden Name: Feeney)

 

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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Richard "Jim" J. Wright Sr


 

RICHARD "JIM" J. WRIGHT Sr.  


AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS:  N5055 County Rd E Medford, WI           Township of Molitor resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  11:30 P.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 after a long battle with a rare degenerative brain disease at his residence where he was surrounded by his loved ones and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1937 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Graduate of the Tool & Die Program from Milwaukee Area Technical College


MARRIAGE: 1st: on July 26, 1958 in Neshkoro to Bonita M. Stanke and they were later divorced. 2nd: On June 15, 1979 in Fond du Lac to Barbara J. (Anzia) Bruggink and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Richard served in the Wisconsin National Guard at Fort McCoy. After high school, he attended MATC’s Tool & Die Maker Program. He then worked at Wells Manufacturing Company in Fon du Lac. Richard then moved to Medford in 1981 and worked for Phillips Plastics as a tool, die and mold maker. He later became a project engineer for Fiskars in Wausau where he retired from in 2000. In his retirement, he did consulting work for several companies. Richard enjoyed golfing, sailing, canoeing, traveling, carpentry, history, the Green Bay Packers, and he loved spending time with his family.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Barbara J. Wright of the Township of Molitor

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mark) Scheer of Oshkosh, Ramona (Craig) Geib of Van Dyne, Richard Jr. (Joan) Wright of Menasha, Cathy (Richard) Circo of Fond du Lac, Christopher (Patti) Bruggink of Medford, Michael Bruggink of Tomahawk and 1 spoiled black cat “Baby”


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:       13   GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 19          

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lyda Detert of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth Lampien of Seaside, OR Sister-in-Law: Kathryn Richison of Athelstane Brothers-in-Law: Michael (Sandy) Anzia of West Bend & Paul (Judy) Anzia of Belgium

Richard is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers

DECEASED FATHER: Harley O. Wright       DECEASED MOTHER: Sophia B. Reinertson

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Richard's name to Hope Hospice or to his family to be designated at a later date.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Russell F. Wudi


 

RUSSELL FRANCIS WUDI  

 

AGE:  63

 

ADDRESS:  N 8222 Surek Road, Rib Lake, WI 54470

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  His residence, June 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon, Saturday June 20, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, WI.

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher

 

VISITATION:  10:00 AM until 11:45 AM, Saturday June 20, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 26, 1952 in Rib Lake, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Rib Lake High School.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Russell was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Ameriflex, which was based in Corona, CA. He then went on to own Russ’s Coin Shop and the Rib Lake Bakery. Russell served in the United States Marine Corps, as an Electrician on the C-130 cargo aircraft. He had a passion for coins, and enjoyed exploring the history of Rib Lake. Russ was a true outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing and hunting. He loved his family and grandchildren, and will always be remembered for his heart of gold.

 

MEMBER OF:  Rib Lake Financial Board

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael “Suzy” Wudi of Rib Lake, Nora (Matty) Howitt of Long Beach, CA, and Ellen (Paul) Mitnick of Redding, PA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Wayne (Pat) Wudi of Chicago, IL

 

SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS PRECEDE HIM IN DEATH.

 

DECEASED FATHER:  Anton Wudi    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Christina (Pagel) Wudi

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Josephine "Josie" W. Sapetta


 

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” W. SAPETTA

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:20 PM Thursday, June 11 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Sunday, June 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford on Monday, June 15 @ 12:15 PM

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 1 PM until the time of services at 2 PM on Sunday, June 14

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 15, 1915 in the Township of MaplehurstEDUCATION: Redville School – Township of Maplehurst

 

MARRIAGE: Never Married

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she moved to Chicago, IL in 1933. She worked as a housekeeper for a period of time. Then she worked for Johnson & Johnson Surgical Co. for 38 years until retirement in 1977. She moved to Medford in April of 1981. She enjoyed bowling, shopping, traveling, country music, polkas, waltzes, Liberace, bingo, birds, table games & was a fun loving person.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Louise Parnewicz of Withee & Ann (Dick) Irwin of Viejo, CA
Brothers – Danny (Peggy) Castro of Seal Beach, CA & Lewis (Betty) Castro of Columbia City, OR

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Helen Gelhaus, Wanda Bochnia & Alfred Castro

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edmund Sapetta

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Kowalewski

 

PALLBEARERS: Nephews

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many nieces & nephews
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Floyd M. Juedes


 

Floyd M. Juedes, 66, of Dorchester, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 19 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester where there will be a Rosary Service at 4:00 and on Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of service at the church. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

 

Floyd was born August 17, 1947 in the Town of Holton to Melvin and Ruth (Umlauft) Juedes. He attended Draper Grade School, St. Louis Catholic School and was a 1967 graduate of Colby High School. Floyd was a dairy farmer on a century farm and raised pheasants. He stocked his private pond with game fish and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

 

Floyd donated land to the Dorchester Sportsmen's Club (of which he was a member) to establish a trap shooting range. He also shot trap in Thorp and at Sparky's Sport Shop in Colby. He was known to be a remarkable shot.

 

Floyd enjoyed playing cards at the VFW in Colby on Sunday afternoons as well as other locations in Athens, Stetsonville and Medford. He also enjoyed playing pool, dice and watching the Green Bay Packers with friends. Floyd also enjoyed hunting deer with his Dad, uncles, cousins and hunting buddies.

 

An avid bowler, Floyd bowled in Dorchester for Maurina Funeral Home and in Abbotsford for Wickersham Jewelers. During the last few years, Floyd had the privilege of being a passenger on his friend's (Ray Wehe) tractor/wagon rides that he truly enjoyed.

 

Floyd is survived by his sister, Karen (John) Danen of Farmington, MN; nephew, Kevin of Lakeville, MN; niece, Suzanne (Sean) Hanrahan and great-nephew, Donovan Hanrahan, 5 1/2 years old of Lakeview, MN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin (2003) and Ruth (2014).

 

Floyd's loving spirit for people, especially children, will continue on, as he gave the gift of life by tissue donation through RTI Donor Services and the Lions Eye Bank of WI in partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

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Joseph "Joe" M. Mattson


 

JOSEPH “JOE” L. MATTSON

 

AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: Neenah, Wisconsin

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:40 A.M. Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs of United Church of Christ

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1953 in Milwaukee

 

EDUCATION: Joe graduated from Menominee Falls North High school and attended college at U.W. Whitewater

 

MARRIAGE: August 31, 1985 in a barn in Appleton to Mary B. Cihasky and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Joe worked for the laundry industry for over 26 years at ITU in New Berlin. He then transferred to Neenah where he married the love of his life, Mary Cihasky. Joe found his final calling at C.R.I. Recycling in Woodville where he was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards at Gords with his buddies, fishing, working on the family cabin, and he loved playing with his nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary B. Mattson

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 four-legged kids: Parker & Mattie

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sue (Bill) Frodl of Brookfield, Jimmy Mattson of Oshkosh, Sally (Ken) Bowers of Winneconne, Tim (Ann) Mattson of Appleton, Ron Mattson of Brokaw, Don (Beckah) Mattson of Hastings, MN & Sherri (Mike) Minta of Suamico

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Daniel Mattson

 

Joe is further survived by many Nieces & Nephews of whom he played a strong leadership role in their lives.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph L. Mattson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Carol A. Harter

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joe’s name to the Disabled Veterans or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Thelma M. Volger


 

Thelma M. Volger, Ph.D., passed away on June 2, 2015, at 98 years of age, in Medford, WI, where she was a resident of Aspirus Care & Rehab for the last several years. Born on December 21, 1916, Dr. Volger was the daughter of Muscatine, Iowa, residents Charles A. and Clara E. (nee Schwab) Henderson and sister to Merle C. Henderson. Thelma’s passions for music and teaching were fundamental to her life. Her musical accomplishments included: composing original music for plays, hymns and a wedding mass; hosting the Children’s Hour on KWPC; choir director; accomplished pianist and organist; earning her Ph.D. in music at the University of Iowa; professor with SUNY – Buffalo, Graylands Teachers College and the University of Western Australia; and founding and directing the Ankeny Academy of Music. Her research in the United States and Australia led to the development of the Language Delay Replication Project where she investigated the use of musical tones and rhythm patterns to help create language for children with autism. The study was featured in a documentary produced by Iowa Public Television. Thelma also loved flower and herb gardening, bird watching and was an avid reader.

 

Dr. Thelma Volger is survived by 3 daughters, Mary Eichlin, Thelma Winchell and her husband Robert Winchell, D.O., and Helen Volger and her husband Paul Weitzel, and 1 son, George Volger and his wife Patricia Volger. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, her former husband, George J. Volger, 1 daughter, Dorothy, 2 granddaughters and 1 great-granddaughter.

 

The family will hold a memorial service in Iowa at a future date.

 

As a tribute, a practice room in the future University of Iowa School of Music will be named in Dr. Volger’s memory. If desired, a tax deductible donation may be made to the University of Iowa Foundation. Donations may be made online at https://www.givetoiowa.org/music selecting the Fund for Rebuilding the School of Music Building, or a check may be sent to The University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Kindly note that any donation is in memory of Thelma M. Volger, Ph.D.

For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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John B. Rumler


JOHN B. RUMLER    

AGE:  69


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Pronounced at 12:40 P.M Thursday, October 15, 2014 at his residence in the Township of Rib Lake


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake


OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher


INTERMENT:     Lakeview Cemetery


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 6, 1945 in Milwaukee


EDUCATION: He attended Milwaukee Area Schools


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Karen DePas


DECEASED FATHER:   Bernard Peter Rumler   

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Vivian D. Rumler

 

Donations can be made to Taylor County Humane Society in John's name.
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Margaret M. Klewicki


 

Margaret M. Klewicki, age 97, of Fond du Lac formerly of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Saint Francis Home in Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will be held in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Margaret was born on July 8, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Grajek) Budrus in Lublin, WI. She attended grade school in Lublin and was a graduate of Owen High School. She furthered her education at the Taylor County Teachers College in Medford, WI.

 

Margaret was joined in marriage to Edwin J. Klewicki on March 30, 1940 at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.

 

Margaret was proud to be a teacher and taught in Taylor and Clark County schools for 18 years. She very much enjoyed quilting, and handmade projects. Gardening was very important to her and she always had a beautiful garden. Margaret was also an avid coin collector.

 

Margaret is survived by her children: Kenneth J. (Sharon) Klewicki of Fond du Lac and Susan (George F.) Shaffer Sr. of Wausau, 8 grandchildren: Scott & Ann Marie (Nevalainen) Klewicki, Joseph & Tanae (Geisler) Klewicki, Amy Klewicki, Ryan & Cherie (Flanders) Klewicki, Karrie & Dan Edelman, Karla & Tim Builer, Kammi & Steve Norrington and Paul & Robin (Franks) Kordus. 13great-grandchildren, 3 step great-grandchildren, brothers and sister: George (Bernice) Budrus, Marcella Budrus and Edward Budrus.

 

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Edwin on October 7, 1995, her sister; Agnes Gryczkowski and sister-in law; Wanda Budrus.

 

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

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Delores M. Henrichs


 

DELORES M. HENRICHS

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford; A former Stetsonville area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:46 AM Tuesday, June 2 at Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford where she had resided for the past 7 1/2 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon Tuesday, June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati

 

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery – Township of Little Black

 

VISITATION: 10:30 AM until the time of services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 4, 1933 at the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: St. Louis Catholic School – Dorchester, Stetsonville Elementary School & was a graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 11, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Nicholas “Nick” J. Henrichs and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked for many years as a clerk & manager at Hoffman’s Ben Franklin in Medford until ill health forced her retirement. She enjoyed the Willow Lake cabin, snowmobiling, fishing, gardening, cooking & baking (especially her cherry, blueberry & raison pretzel).

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville; Catholic Knights; Catholic Order of Foresters; St. Elizabeth Altar Society

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Pat (Judy) & Tom (Renee) Henrichs both of Stetsonville, Mark (J.J.) Henrichs of Stevens Point, Gary (Cathy) Henrichs of Athens

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Arlene Handel of Medford & Mike “Minnows” (Kathy) Danen of Stetsonville

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Norman Danen

 

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence Danen

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Schaefer

 

PALLBEARERS: Paul, Austin & Nash Henrichs, Gerry Larson, Josh Brandner & Wes Hebert

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Leona Ester Meyer


 

LEONA ESTHER MEYER

 

AGE: 83

 

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

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspris Care and Rehab, May 30, 2015, 7:30 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1931, Rib Lake, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford High School.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Leon C. Meyer, June 16, 1973 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Leona worked for Gruener Bakery on Main Street in Medford. She enjoyed completing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, and had a passion for pets; especially her cats and dogs. Leona and Leon enjoyed traveling and visiting different casinos. She always enjoyed watching the squirrels in her backyard, make their way up her birdfeeders to eat the food out of them.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

DECEASED SPOUSE: Leon C. Meyer, preceded her in death on February 26, 2008.

 

SURVIVING FAMILY: Brothers in law: Ray Meyer, and Joe (Mary) Meyer, both of Medford & Sister in law: Carol Meyer of Rib Lake

She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

 

SISTER DECEASED: Lorraine Stimm

 

DECEASED FATHER: Elwood Stimm

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Cora Hoeck

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leona’s family.
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James A. Cypher


 

JAMES A. CYPHER

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: N1557 Robin Drive, Medford; A Township of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 AM Friday, May 29 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 4 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, June 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, June 5

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 2, 1931 in the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Town of Deer Creek and Stetsonville Elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: February 12, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Marilyn C. Kauer and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the Medford National Guard until later enlisting in the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked in Milwaukee at Allis Chalmers for a period of time. He worked as a mechanic for Stetsonville Oil Co. & as a sheet metal worker at Stetsonville Hardware for periods of time. He worked with his son & daughter at Cypher Electric & Heating until retirement in April of 2003.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Landua-Jensen American Legion, Medford; Catholic Order of Foresters; Past member of the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Marilyn C. Cypher of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dennis (JoAnn) Cypher of Medford, Dawn (Kenneth) Frankovich of Larkspur, CO, Debra (Dennis) Lichtl of Medford, Duane (April Thums) Cypher of Medford

Foster Daughter – Rhonda (Jerome) Roguski of Milford, NE

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Jane (Sam) Swenson, Jesse Cypher, K. Tyler Frankovich, James Frankovich, Alex Lichtl & Andrea (Jason) Hartwig; 3 foster Grandchildren – Jed (Andrea) Roguski, Debbie (Bill) Ocken & Jolean (Brian) Piitz

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Agnes Pernsteiner of Medford & Jeanette (Jerry) Adams of Woodruff

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Edward, Jerome, Raymond, Kenneth, Norbert & David Cypher

 

DECEASED FATHER: William J. Cypher

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bernadine M. Danen

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either the Medford Flag Field, Never Forgotten Honor Flight, or any local veterans organization-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Melvin W. Graun


 

Melvin W. Graun, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of services Tuesday at the church. Interment to be held in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Holton.

 

Melvin was born on May 22, 1929, the son of Albert and Adella (Theilman) Graun in Hammond, Indiana. He was united in marriage to Eva Lorraine Wood on July 22, 1950 in Hammond. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2002. Melvin worked in Indiana before moving to a farm in Medford in 1967. In his later years he moved to Abbotsford. Besides farming, he was a logger and worked maintenance at Northwest Hardwoods.

 

Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and after retirement, he made fishing lures, was a craftsman and worked on small engines. He also was fond of his animals, especially his dogs.

 

Melvin is survived by six children: James (Sharon) of Medford, Thomas (Cindy) of Athens, Dennis (Kris) of Wausau, Ken (Mary) of Abbotsford, Sandy (Bob) Oelrich of Abbotsford and Daniel (Sandy) of Windom, MN; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Edwin Graun of Dermotte, IN; a sister-in-law, Betty Graun of Hammond, IN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva; three brothers: Alvin, Marvin and Erwin.

 

The family would like to express a special thank you to his daughter, Sandy Oelrich, granddaughters, Jen Siewert and Nancy Graun, and caregivers Breanna Riegert and Rachel Lindberg for the wonderful care Melvin received these past few years.

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Ethel I. Anderson


Ethel I. Anderson, age 96 of Owen, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Bonnie Cain will officiate. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Monday at the church.

 

Ethel was born September 10, 1918, the daughter of Hans and Anna (Petersen) Hansen in Eau Claire. She graduated from Withee High School. Ethel was united in marriage to Grant Anderson on July 25, 1940. He preceded her in death in July of 1979. She worked at the Clark County Health Care Center as a Nurse's Aide for many years.

 

Ethel loved music and dancing, especially dancing to polka music. She also looked forward to Friday night fish fry's.

 

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Nick) Matkovich of Owen; a daughter-in-law, Alice "Kookie" Anderson of Withee; a son-in-law, Roman Marek of Mosinee; six grandchildren: Terry (Sue) Anderson, Kurt (Julie) Anderson, Rebecca Marek, Brian (Rebecca) Marek, Brad (Teresa) Marek and Tracy (Rondi) Matkovich; ten great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant; her daughter, Carol Marek; her son, Norm; her sister, Helen Dale and two brothers Lester and Pat Hansen.

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