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James "Jim" W. Smola


 

JAMES “JIM” W. SMOLA

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: W238 County Highway M, Rib Lake; Township of Greenwood Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 A.M. Tuesday, July 28 at his residence

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood, Rib Lake where full military honors will be performed by the Rib Lake Military Honors Team

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 31 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1936 in the Township of Rietbrock, Marathon County

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: May 28, 1960 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Alice G. Scheithauer

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1959. After his return from the service Jim was a Heavy Equipment operator for various companies in the area for road construction for a number of years. They then owned a hobby farm in the Township of Greenwood and also owned and operated Smola Brother’s Logging with his brother, George and Smola Trucking until his retirement in 1998.  Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, dartball and meeting with his friends to play cribbage. He loved being outdoors, nature and wildlife. Most of all Jim enjoyed being with his family and attending and watching his grandchildren’s events.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake
Jim served on St. Peter’s Church Board, Township of Greenwood Board and Taylor Electric Board

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alice G. Smola of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Valerie (Joe) Sova of Medford, Linda (Chuck) Gelhaus of Medford, Daniel Smola of Rib Lake, Sharon (John) Johnas of Medford, Joanne (Monte) Loertscher of Medford, and James (Rachel) Smola of Stevens Point

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Ronald Joseph Smola on November 17, 1990
Grandson: Greggory Johnas in 1989
Son-In-Law: Randall Neumann in 1984

 

20 GRANDCHILDREN11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lorraine (Frank) Lugo of Athens, George (Janet) Smola Jr. of Athens, Edward (Carla) Smola of Athens and Jill (Allen) Lekies of Athens

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Smola Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara E. Smola (Maiden Name: Kropp)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Matthew Neumueller, Patrick and Gabriel Gelhaus, Blake Smola, Michael Johnas, Cole Loertscher and Ashton Smola

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Chad R. Rothamer


 

CHAD R. ROTHAMER

 

AGE: 29

 

ADDRESS: 763 Franklin St. Apt. 7 Linden, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:35 A.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Upland Hills Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 2, 1986 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Chad attended Medford Area Schools and was a 2004 Graduate of Medford High School. He was working on his Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Criminology at U.W. Platteville

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Chad moved to Platteville where he attended college for Forensic Criminolgy. Every year he would join his cousins for the family downhill skiing trip in Powderhorn and Whitecap in the U.P. He was an avid musician who played the trumpet in high school and taught himself how to play the guitar and drums. Chad enjoyed cooking, gardening, he loved spending time with his family and friends and he was a devoted father to his 3 children.

 

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Kellen Paynter of Linden

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Braelyn, Jordence & Bronx Rothamer of Linden

 

GRANDFATHER DECEASED: James “Slip” Motte

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shauna & Chelsea Rothamer of Medford

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Ryan (Special Friend: Pam Nelson)Rothamer & Lisa (Special Friend: John Tom) Motte all of Medford

 

SURVIVING GRANDPARENTS: Maternal: Rita “Mammer” Motte of Dorchester Paternal: Gene & Shirle Rothamer of Medford

 

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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Marjorie C. Hansen


 

Marjorie C. Hansen, age 82, of Colby, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Stoney River Memory Care in Marshfield under the tender care of hospice with her loving family at her side.

 

  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

  Marjorie was born on December 22, 1932 to Myrtle (Schaefer) and Henry Braun, Spencer. She graduated with the Spencer High School Class of 1951. After high school she worked at Land O’ Lakes for 5 years. She married Raymond Hansen on March 13, 1954 in Unity, WI. She worked at the Golden Living Center in Abbotsford as a cook for 27 years.

 

  Marjorie was a fun loving and generous person who enjoyed crocheting and traveling around the countryside with her best friend. She was loved by any and all that met her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

 

  Marjorie is survived by her Best Friend, Norman Searer of Colby, her children, Garth Hansen of
Abbotsford, Patti (JoJo) Christophersen of Spencer, Thomas (Annette) Hansen of Marshfield, Stacy (Daniel) Otte of Waterloo, WI, and Julie (Kit) Martin of Noblesville, IN; two sisters: Susan Wozniak of Kronenwetter and Audrey Roselle of West Bend. She will be lovingly remembered by her Grandchildren: Meagan Ryan and Samantha Carol Otte, Emily Ray Christophersen, Curtis Hansen Martin, Hannah Annette and Olivia Marie Hansen, along with her Great-grandchildren: Isaac Raymond Montiel, Jaxon Daniel Otte and Lilly Sunshine Gladowski.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond Hansen in 1988, her son Michael Hansen in 2006, three sisters: Sandra (Braun) Ritter, Judy (Braun) Hansen and Shirley (Braun) Matheisen and a brother, Ronald Braun.

 

  Special thanks go out to Pastor Mark Neumann, the Staff and Aides at Stoney River Memory Care Center and Asera Hospice Home and Health Services for your kind words and care for mom.

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Deana Lee Witte


Deana Lee Witte, age 60, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Colonial Center in Colby, WI. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment will be held in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Friday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Deana was born on March 27, 1955, she is the daughter of Dean and Doris (Geiger) Witte. She attended and graduated from Colby High School. After high school she continued her education at Wausau Technical College. Deana worked for Data Flow for 35 years until her heart surgery in July of 2009.

 

  Deana is survived by her parents; Dean and Doris Witte of Colby, 2 sisters; Denise (Al) Bach of Dorchester and Donna (Wayne) Rau of Dorchester, 4 nephews; Preston Rau, Vince (Allison) Rau, Matt (Aimee) Bach, and Luke (Jess) Bach and 2 nieces; Maggie (Andrew) Geiger and Sarah (James) Kosmalski. Deana's cat, Duke will miss her greatly. She will sadly be missed by all her great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

  She was preceded in death by her sister Debra Witte (May 12, 1956) and her brother David Witte (January 23, 2007).

 

  A special thank you to the staff at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby for the wonderful care Deana received in the past 5 years. And also to the staff at The Colonial Center for being so kind and caring for Deana in her last days of her life.

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Dorothy V. LaCapro


 

Dorothy Veronica LaCapro

 

AGE: 100

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Our House Assisted Living, Saturday July 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM, surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.

 

VISITATION: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.DATE &

 

PLACE OF BIRTH: December 13, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Joseph James LaCapro, February 15, 1936 in Chicago, IL, who preceded her in death on July 16, 1936.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:She was a sales lady at Marshell Fields, a Red Cross Nurse’s Aide during World War II, worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary’s Hospital in Chicago and was a High School Teacher’s aide. After moving to Medford in 1971, she was active at Holy Rosary Church, with the hospital auxiliary, the Taylor County Commission on Aging and the city election board. Dorothy was a volunteer with the Red Cross, and Memorial Hospital in Medford. She helped teach Catechism at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing cards and gardening with her husband. She loved music and playing piano. She especially enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests at her home.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Patricia DeChatelets of Medford, WI.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, Parents, and Son in Law, Ronald De Chatelets.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: 5, Renee (Doug) Waterman of Appleton, Laura (Dan) Buser of Larsen, Joseph
( Eufemia) DeChatelets of Belvidere, IL, Denise (Scott) Blair of Seymour and Jeanette Dechatelets of St. Paul, MN.

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 STEP GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

DECEASED FATHER: Alexander John Grothman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Eleanor Tukowski

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dorothy may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

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David M. Verdegan


DAVID M. VERDEGAN

 

AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: N1631 County Road G, Ogema, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 AM Thursday, July 23 at the residence of his mother in the Town of Ogema under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held

 

VISITATION: A memorial visitation will be scheduled at a later date

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1954 at Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION: St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Milwaukee; graduate of Milwaukee Boy’s Tech High School, Milwaukee

 

MARRIAGE: Previously married and later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: For the past 17 years he has worked as a truck driver most recently driving for Elite Trucking of Wausau. For a period of time, he owned/operated Whiskey River trucking while residing in the Ogema area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Tony Verdegan of Slinger, WI

 

SURVIVING MOTHER: Florence Johnson of Ogema

 

SURVIVING NIECES/NEPHEWS: Nephew - Neal (Shannon) Verdegan, Niece - Tracy Verdegan, Great-Niece: Taylor Marie Verdegan all of Milwaukee

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Verdegan

 

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

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Imogene Oberle


 

Imogene Oberle, 97 of Gilman, passed away peacefully among family on July 20,

2015 at her daughter’s home. She was born on September 29, 1917 in the town of
Thorp the daughter of the late Warren and Euphemia (Smart) Baker. She attended
Stanley schools and graduated from Stanley High. She then became a teacher and
taught in a one room school house.
  On June 14, 1938 Imogene was united in marriage to Leo Oberle at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Stanley and they lived in the Thorp area. In 1944 they moved to
Gilman where they farmed until 1972 when they moved to the village of Gilman.
Imogene was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, was a member of the
Rosary Society, the women’s guild and taught CCD classes for many years. She
enjoyed playing cards and board games and taking bus trips.
  Imogene is survived by four sons, Richard, Earl (Terri), and Randall Oberle all of
Gilman, Bernard (Pat) Oberle of Cadott, eight daughters, Carol (Mel) Brenner of
North Liberty, Iowa, Arla (Robert) Rains of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Mary (Bill) Maurer and
Lois (Allen) Tietyen both of Milwaukee, Fran Prasnicki, Rita Liazuk and Donna (Tom)
Schmitt all of Gilman, Anita (James) Mnichowicz of Lublin, 33 grandchildren, 38 great
grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and one
sister, Margaret (Rueben) Schmidt of Phillips. She is further survived by many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Leo (1978),
her parents, two sons, Dennis and David and three grandchildren, Brian, Ann and
Nicole, one great grandchild, Doran, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Saints Peter & Paul
Catholic Church-Gilman. Father Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the
Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30AM Saturday until time of service.
Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.

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Lorrayne E. Gasek


 

LORRAYNE E. GASEK

 

AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: 1110 N. Division St. Colby WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:31 A.M. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Lorrayne’s request, no services will be held.

 

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1921 in Superior

 

MARRIAGE: March 17, 1940 in Medford to Edward J. Gasek and he preceded her in death

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they lived in various cities in Wisconsin until they settled in Medford in 2002. Lorrayne enjoyed plastic canvas, crocheting, playing cards, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Past member of Perkinstown Ladies Aid

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Marcia (Mark) Krueger of Tomahawk and Kathleen M. Pernsteiner of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Victoria Sekey and Son-in-Law: Sylvester “Sy” Pernsteiner

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 6

 

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Corey Witte, Nicholas J. Pernsteiner & Paul PetersonSURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lowell (Betty) Clarke of Wisconsin/Florida, Brother-in-Law: Frank (Audrey) Gasek of Medford and Sister-in-Law: Lorraine Clarke of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert (Mae) Clarke, Alvin (Rosemary) Clarke, Harvey Clarke, Joy Clarke, Doris Clarke and Lois (Bill) Baars


DECEASED FATHER: Melvin L. Clarke

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma D. Mille

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Lorrayne’s name to Ministry Home Care Hospice.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Alice Elizabeth Heindl


 

ALICE ELIZABETH HEINDL

 

AGE: 98

 

ADDRESS: 725 East South Street, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Her residence, July 20, 2015, at 6:20 PM under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 PM, Friday July 24, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI

 

VISITATION: Friday July 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 16, 1916 in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Completed the 8th Grade at Pleasant Valley School and in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Eugene John Heindl on June 11, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1960.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Alice loved her flower gardens, and birdwatching. She had a love for animals, especially dogs. She worked as a Ward Clerk for Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home, and retired from there in 1986.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

 

**SURVIVED BY MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS, and had a huge heart for children.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George (Mary) Riegert, Clarence (Helen) Riegert, Frances (Ferdinand) Brandner, Helen (Frank) Hollman.

 

ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Longtime friend, Claire Zenner.

 

DECEASED NEPHEWS: Melvin Brandner, Norbert Brandner and James Hollman

 

DECEASED FATHER: Allen Riegert

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Louise Vogt

 

PALLBEARERS: Nieces and Nephews

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donations in honor of Alice may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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Robert J. Wisniewski


 

  Robert J. Wisniewski, age 76, of Maplehurst, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home.

  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, the Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club.

  Bob was born on February 18, 1939 in the Town of Maplehurst, the son of Lucien and Gabrielle (Kozinski) Wisniewski. He attended Withee schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. On December 27, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Darlene Krug at St. Stanislaus Rectory. He had lived in Maplehurst all his life.

  Bob worked for Budrus Feed Mill in Lublin, farmed in Maplehurst and was a CNA at Clark County Health Care Center, retiring at age 65. He was a member of the Lublin American Legion Post #547. Bob enjoyed reading, cooking, canning, puttering around the yard, "work hard, play hard", hunting, fishing and dancing. He loved having parties and hanging out with family and friends, cherished his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their events.

  Bob is survived by his wife, Darlene of Maplehurst; three children: Tammy (Dan) Goessl of Curtiss, Brian Wisniewski of Withee and Allen (Tara) Wisniewski of Withee; seven grandchildren: Jeremy, Russ, Jessica, Gabrielle, Abigail, Brady and Tia; two great-granddaughters: Evelyn and Alainna. He is further survived by five siblings: Bibian Witek of Lublin, Winnie Niznik of Lublin, Jean Lorenz of Thorp, Laurie (Joe) Mrozik of Wautoma and Ben (Cathy) Wisniewski of Thiensville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant children: Russell and Mary Kay; five siblings: Mitch Wisniewski, Geri Hamachek, Bill Wisniewski, Barbara Wisniewski and Dorothy Zakrzewicz.
 

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Estelle B. (Pagel) Laub


 

Estelle B. (Pagel) Laube age 90 recently passed away for complete obituary information click HERE

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Elsie Mattila Schultz


 

  Elsie Mattila Schultz died in her sleep on July 20th at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. Elsie was born February 5, 1920 on a small farm in central Wisconsin (near Owen). Her parents, Victor and Selma Mattila, were born in Finland and came to the U.S. after they were married (early 1900s). Elsie was the second youngest of seven children (one boy and six girls) all born in the U.S. All of Elsie’s siblings and their spouses preceded her in death.

  The Mattila family spoke Finnish at home, but the children learned English at the one-room country school (Hoard Center) they attended. There were eight grades with one teacher and no indoor plumbing. Elsie and her siblings walked to grade school, and later to Owen High School (a distance of 3.5 miles each way). The family milked cows by hand, since they had no electricity.

In 1939, Elsie married a dairy farmer, Clarence (Clarry) Schultz from Curtiss, WI. They spent 61 years on their dairy farm until Clarry died in 2000. Elsie stayed on the farm until the summer of 2004 when she moved to River Falls. She resided at the Wellhaven Senior Apartments for 10 years. After a fall in February 2014, Elsie transitioned to the Lutheran Home. Both facilities were places that felt like home and provided her with new friends, memorable activities, and caring staff.

  Elsie attended college 30 years after graduating from high school. She received her degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Elsie worked as an Elementary Librarian in the Owen-Withee School District for 18 years.

  Her strong Christian faith and values were evident in her daily life and allowed her to remain positive, even in adversity. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, WI and attended Luther Memorial Church regularly after she moved to River Falls.

  Poetry was one of Elsie’s passions. She often wrote poems for special events, anniversaries, and birthdays. Elsie loved being asked to share her creations or recite a poem she had memorized in high school. She willingly recited her poems to others until her passing.Preparing and eating delicious food was a priority for Elsie. Guests never left Elsie’s kitchen until they had sampled everything she had on the table. She was best known for her brownies, apple pies, cinnamon rolls, jams and jellies, garlic dill pickles, apple sauce and more. The garden and apple orchard on the farm provided a bountiful harvest. Coffee with treats at mid-morning and before bedtime was a ritual on the farm.

  Elsie and Clarry had three children. Two sons, David Schultz (Alicia) Arnold, MD and Brian Schultz (Ellen) River Falls. Their only daughter, Diana (Schultz) Beardsley New Haven, CT died in March 2010.

Elsie is survived by five grandchildren: Catherine (Schultz) Wasiuta (Eric) Annapolis, MD, Daniel Schultz (Amanda) Davidsonville, MD, Christopher Beardsley (Allison Young) Brooklyn, NY, Todd Schultz (Kensey) River Falls, and Timothy Schultz (Nicole Gottleib) Chicago, IL. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren: Julianna and Kate Wasiuta, Tenley Schultz, and Owen Beardsley.

  While small in stature, she had a giant heart!

  Funeral services for Elsie will be at 11:00am, Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Dorchester, WI. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.
  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to The Lutheran Home, River Falls; 640 N. Main Street, River Falls, WI 54022; Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 420 S. 4th St., River Falls, WI 54022; or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 266 S. 3rd St., Dorchester, WI 54425

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI is assisting the family. 

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Jerry M. Leonhardt


 

JERRY M. LEONHARDT

 

AGE: 40

 

ADDRESS: 125 N. 3rd Street Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:05 P.M. Saturday, July 18 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 22 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 10:40 A.M. Thursday, July 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1975 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 23, 1994 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Jennifer “Jenn” L. Noland

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In middle school Jerry started at Dave’s Showcase Furniture and Flooring in Medford and worked there until May 2015. He enjoyed Motorcross, hunting, fishing, driving his 1969 Superbee, and camping. Jerry loved being around family and friends, especially watching his children in their activities.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jennifer “Jenn” L. Leonhardt

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Wyatt (Naomi Hartl), Walker (Paige Hartl), Weston, Warryck and Zayleah Leonhardt all of Medford

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Waylon (Angela) Leonhardt of La Crosse

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Gary L. and Lucey J. (Maiden Name: Slachetka) Leonhardt of Medford
Maternal Grandparents: Stanley (Dorothy) Slachetka of Medford
Father and Mother-In-Law: Lee (Nancy) Noland of Medford
Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Laurie (Brian) Smedegard of Stevens Point, Mary (Roger) Clark of Greenwood, Indiana, Russell (Sandra) Noland of Irma and Randy (Heidi) Noland of Merrill
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Numerous Friends

 

PALLBEARERS: Erik Engel, Dale Neubauer, Paul Hanson, Butch Carstensen, Jack Kadlecek, Jake Emmerich and Pete Thums

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Jerry’s Wish @ Nicolet Bank 134 S. 8th Street Medford, Wisconsin 54451

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Warren D. Myer


WARREN D. MYER

 

AGE: 65

 

ADDRESS: W16446 Sugarbush Dr. Armstrong Creek, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:55 A.M. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at North Country View E. assisted Living in Armstrong Creek

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Spirit Methodist Church in Spirit

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Debra Hastings of Spirit and Tomahawk Methodist Church

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1950 in Tomahawk

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Warren enjoyed living at home, visiting with his family and friends and spending time outdoors.Warren is survived by many cousins

 

DECEASED FATHER: Dennis L. Myer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Jessie E. Fickel

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Edna A. Singleton


 

EDNA A. SINGLETON

 

AGE: 94

 

ADDRESS: 509 Lemke Ave. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 A.M. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living Center in Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Private Funeral Services were held at Hemer Funeral Homes in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

 

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery in Perkinstown

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 4, 1921 in Biron

 

EDUCATION: Edna attended Gilman Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: November 10, 1945 in Medford to Herbert E. Singleton and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1972

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage Edna and Herbert moved to Medford where she was a loving mother and homemaker for her four children. She enjoyed going to the senior center and taking a bus to bingo events.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Elsie Mesner of Medford, Irwin Singleton of Augusta and Harvey Singleton of Boulder Junction
Nephew: Wesley (Jean) Singleton of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Franklin G. Singleton on June 9, 1997

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Elmer Knoll and Florence Singleton

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank J. Knoll

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Francis Rokus

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made to Edna’s family to be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Arlene Webster


 

  Arlene R. Webster, 83, of Gilman, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Cornell

Care Center under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on August 20,
1931 in the Lancaster area the daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth
(Orr) Wilcox. Arlene’s family moved to the Mt. Hope area when she was five
and she graduated from Mt. Hope High in 1949.
  She married Donald Webster on September 28, 1949 at the Little Brown
Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed in Grant County for seven years
before moving to the Webster home farm in Donald where they owned and
operated a dairy farm for the next 42 years. Arlene also graduated from the
Teacher’s College in Medford in 1967 and Mt. Senario College in Ladysmith
with her teaching Bachelor degree. She taught 3rd grade for 24 years at Lake
Holcombe elementary.
  Arlene traveled extensively taking 25 tours all around the world. She was a
longtime Sunday school teacher for Zion Lutheran Church, a member of the
Red Hat’s Society, the Garden Club and a volunteer at the Gilman library.
  Arlene also enjoyed her summers in Hayward, reading and puzzles.
  She is survived by her children, Linda (Pete) Hinzman of Menomonie, Doug
(Bev Karpinski) Webster of Gilman, Richard (Tammy) Webster of Cornell,
Dennis Webster of Gilman, Susan (Ted) Kotlowski of Hudson, Duane (Amy)
Webster of Ladysmith and Darlene (Jon) Shorougian of Waukesha, 20
grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren with one on the way, one brother, Ivan
Wilcox of Boscobel and many nieces and nephews. Arlene is preceded in
death by her husband, Donald, her parents, two grandsons, Kirby and Daniel
Webster, 3 brothers, Laverne, Francis and Leo Wilcox and one sister, Wilma
Waterman.
  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Zion Lutheran
Church-Gilman. Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from
4 until 8 PM on Sunday at the Gilman Funeral Home and Monday from 10AM
until time of service at the Church.

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Kathryn "Kathy" I. Deml


 

KATHRYN “KATHY” I. DEML

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center 650 Pearl Street Rib Lake, WI; Former Medford Area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:25 A.M. Sunday, July 12 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 4 years and under the care of Asera Care Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be a 10:45 A.M. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Nancy Amacher

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1922 in the Town of Grover, Perkinstown

 

EDUCATION: Attended 1-8th Grade in Perkinstown and was a 1939 graduate of Hannibal High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 13, 1940 to LeRoy J. Deml in Medford and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1967

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: in 1944 Kathryn worked at Heimerels Variety Store for 8 years. In 1952 she worked for Olga’s Café for 4 years. 1956 worked at Milly’s Café and took over ownership in 1957 where Kathy owned and operated Milly’s for 4 years and in 1961 went into partnership with her mother for the following 4 years. In 1965 resumed single ownership of Milly’s for 2 years. In 1968 began working at the Memorial Nursing Home as a CNA, in 1982 transferred to Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper. Kathryn worked for 29.5 years between the Memorial Nursing Home and Memorial Hospital until her retirement on November 28, 1997. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Medford VFW, embroidering, making jam, canning, cleaning, making homemade donuts and cookies. Kathryn also loved cardinals and Red, White and Blue.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joan (Raymond) Diedrich of Athens, Melvin (Terry) Deml of Edgerton, Shirley (Ted) Kellnhofer of Medford and Mary Deml of Elk Grove, California

 

14 and 2 STEP GRANDCHILDREN

 

32 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

7 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Andrews of Necedah, Lucille Draeger of Medford, Ida Frahman of Muskego, Rita (Ken) Emmerich of Medford, Eleanor Olszewski of Cudahy and Carol Meyer of Westboro

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers: Donnie, Leroy, Melvin, Orland and Ernest Westrich Jr.

2 Sisters: Crystal Dziedzic and Christine Senski
3 Half Sisters: Iola Meyer, Marjorie Voneniem and Hazel Meyer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Westrich Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Bessie M. Westrich (Maiden Name: Singleton)

 

PALLBEARERS: Rick and Eric Deml, Todd, Robbie and Craig Diedrich, Jody and Jeff Kellnhofer and Curt Sundin

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kathy’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Joyce P. Shannon


 

JOYCE P. SHANNON

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: 657 E. Taylor St. Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:26 P.M. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab in Medford where she had resided for the past 8 months, surrounded by her loving family and recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1931 in Yakima, Washington

 

MARRIAGE: June 11, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Eldon E. Shannon Jr. and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1986

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Joyce worked for Gruener Bakery in Medford for 20+ years. She then worked for Hurd Millwork Corp. Office as a custodian for a number of years. Joyce was a caring babysitter for many local children. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, fishing, crafts, attending church and she was an avid Packer fan. Joyce loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Joan) Shannon, Danny (Joyce) Shannon & Pamela Shannon all of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Bonnie Shannon of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Vern Shannon in 2011

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Claudia (Bruce) Bennett of Duluth, Minnesota & Ada (Richard) Byram of North Carolina

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert LaCoursiere, Jean Stack & Lorraine Emerson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph J. LaCoursiere

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion J. Peppel

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Randy, Steve, David & Darby Shannon, Craig Lang, Bryan Thums & Jeff Yanko

 

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

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Herman Rabska


 

Herman Rabska, age 95, of Owen, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2015 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover, WI. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery in the town of Hixon. Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, the Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club. Family and friends are welcome 11:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Herman was born on August 31, 1919 in Withee, WI, to Richard and Emma Rabska. He grew up on the farm in Withee and attended a one room school house in Spring Valley.

 

In 1947, he married Dorothy Marking, and they made their life in Withee. They raised four children - Karen, Michael, Gregory, and Marlene (Molly). In 2007, they celebrated 61 years of marriage. Herman was a self-employed business man, owning and operating a gravel business, logging, the Rabska Coal Company and later the Rabska Fuel Company. Herman and Dorothy were active in the Withee community and they received Citizens of the Year in 1990. Herman served as Mayor of the Village of Withee for six years, delivered Meals on Wheels, and participated in the Lion's Club and American Legion.

 

Herman loved fishing, hunting, and playing baseball and softball. He loved the Brewers and Packers and at age 93, attended his first Brewer game. Family was most important to him, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa) Rabska of Amherst Junction, Cole Rabska (Melissa) of Cable, WI, Cody (Debbie) Rabska of Medford, WI, Kristi (Brendan) Noonan of Chicago, IL, Megan (Matt) Ward of Milwaukee, WI, David Kitze of Denver, CO, Erica Kitze of Denver, CO, and Brooklyn (Mathew) Bulf of Minneapolis, MN. He is further survived by his four children Karen (Mike) Kitze, Gregory (Candace) Rabska, Michael Rabska, and Molly Emmerich; his three great-grandchildren, Cali, Max(Megan) and Courtlyn (Kevin) and his two brothers, Lester of Wisconsin Rapids, and Roger of Milwaukee.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; Richard and Emma, his wife; Dorothy, his sister Florence Peterson and his brother Howard Rabska.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Honor Flight and Ministry Home Care Hospice.
 

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Dawn M. Olson


 

Dawn M. Olson, 54, Wausau died Saturday, July 4, 2015 surrounded by loving family and friends at Aspirus Wausau Hospital which she was admitted to that day.

 

She was born June 8, 1961 Memorial Hospital in Medford, daughter of Eugene and Judy (Brink) Olson, Medford.

 

Dawn graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1979. She continued her education at North Central Technical College in Wausau receiving an Associate Degree in Accounting. She moved to Wausau and worked for Service Master, Lutheran Social Services, Marathon County Social Services and Community Care Connections of Wisconsin. While working she earned her Bachelor Degree in Human Services graduating from Upper Iowa University in 1999. Dawn always enjoyed sports. She played softball, golf, and volleyball. She loved watching and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badger football teams.

 

Dawn is survived by her parents Eugene and Judy Olson, Medford, her sister, Robin (Byron) Mallo, Medford, her brother, Scott (Liz) Olson, Medford, one niece, Ryann Mallo, and two nephews, Brandon Mallo and Zach Olson and special friends, Jackie Feck and Lois Hettinga, both of Wausau,.

 

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The Rev. Joy Nelson Jeffers will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com 

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Janice B. Van Winkle


JANICE B. VAN WINKLE, age 89, of Withee, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield. There will be no services held.

 

Janice Blythe Cowley was born on May 6, 1926 in Racine, WI, the daughter of Leo and Hazel (Blythe) Cowley. She was raised near Burlington, WI and graduated from Burlington High School in 1944. Jan then went on and completed 4 years at Carroll College. She was united in marriage to William Van Winkle on May 26, 1949. They owned and operated Rip's Round Up Bar in Withee. After they divorced, Jan renamed the bar, Black River Jan's, which she operated for a few more years. She resided in Thorp at the time of her death.

 

Jan had many interests, but especially enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword puzzles and reading. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

 

She is survived by 3 sons: William (Sandra) Van Winkle of Glendale, AZ, James (Denise) Van Winkle of Scottsdale, AZ, Rory (Lynn) Van Winkle of Withee, WI; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister; Joy (Alex) Bolyanatz of Sun City West, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters: Marge Luebbers and Betty Guarino.
 

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Jerome Vincent Bach


JEROME VINCENT BACH       

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS:  N 3282 Woodland Road, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Aspirus Care & Rehab Center, 5:05 A.M., Thursday, July 2, 2015, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES:  11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Phil Jusa & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT:     St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Black, WI

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday July 8, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 13, 1925 in Little Black, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford, WI.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Joanne Marie Seidel on July 24, 1957 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, WI.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jerome worked as a farmer in Nebraska and the Dakotas. After marrying Joanne, he moved back to Medford and began working as a carpenter and roofer.

 

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joanne Marie (Seidel) Bach

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Paul (Mary Kay) Bach, Jr. of Colby, WI, Sister; Olivia Venne of Milwaukee, WI.

AND SEVERAL SURVIVING  NIECES AND NEPHEWS

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Elizabeth Heier and  Brother: Bernard Bach

 

DECEASED FATHER: Paul Bach

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Jackel

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In honor of Jerome, memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

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