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Elvigia "Elvie" G. Moscoso


 

ELVIGIA “ELVIE” G. MOSCOSO

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: 1543 N. Killebrew Pt., Hernando, FL; Elvie was also a part time Medford resident residing here during the summer months

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Unexpectedly, Friday, November 27 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO while there for the Holiday, visiting family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza, Father Dennis Meulemans, Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford at a later date

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Friday, December 4 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic Rosary service held and also from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 5

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 9, 1936 at Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

 

EDUCATION: Holy Spirit Academy, Laoag City, Philippines; BS in nursing from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines; Post graduate training at DePaul University, Chicago, IL

 

MARRIAGE: January 7, 1962 at Manila, Philippines to Romulo “Rom” Moscoso and he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she taught infectious disease at Ortanez General Hospital in Manila for 2 years. She then worked as a registered nurse in Welch, West Virginia for a period of time. They resided in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Welch, West Virginia for periods of time prior to moving to Medford in 1971. While raising her family, she worked as a housewife & mother. She enjoyed cooking, golf, fishing, traveling, gardening, crossword puzzles, trips to the casino, watching Jeopardy & spending time with her family. She did volunteer work at Holy Rosary, Medford putting together the church bulletins. She enjoyed singing in the church choirs at Holy Rosary & St. Scholastica Catholic Churches . She was proud to become a US citizen in 1979.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto, FL

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Romulo “Rom” Moscoso of Hernando, FL & Medford, WI

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rick (Tami) Moscoso of Mission Viejo, CA, Valerie (Scott) Gorichs of Weston, Lisa (Tom Wagner) Moscoso of St. Louis, MO, Marla (Ray) Reimann of Merrill, Natalie (Daniel) Winkler of Idaho Springs, CO

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 – Jordyn, Erica & Dylan Moscoso, Nicholas & Benjamin Gorichs, Annalise, John Harry & Lizzie Wagner, Elizabeth “Lindsey” Moscoso, McKenzie, Lily, Henry, Samuel & Grace Reimann, Atticus Winkler

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Charito Cabacungan

 

DECEASED FATHER: Isidoro Ganotisi

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mercedes Balatian

 

PALLBEARERS: Sons-in-law: Scott Gorichs, Tom Wagner, Ray Reimann & Daniel Winkler; Grandsons: Nicholas & Benjamin Gorichs

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Parish, Medford in Elvie’s memory
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Deloris A. Elliott


 

DELORIS A. ELLIOTT, age 71, of Lublin passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Aspirus Medford Hospital in Medford. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00am at Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp. Rev. John Sindler will officiate and burial will follow in the Town of Roosevelt Cemetery in Lublin. Pallbearers will be Greg Komarek, Ted Komarek, Raymond Komarek, Todd Weinke, Chris Green, and Larry Humphreys. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Thorp Funeral Home from 9:00am until time of service.

    Deloris Ann Komarek was born on October 2, 1944, the daughter of Orville and Ann (Huebner) Komarek, in Rib Lake, WI. She received her education at area schools and graduated from Westboro High School in 1962. On October 12, 1963, she was united in marriage to Terry O. Elliott. They owned and operated the Bellinger Sportsmans Bar in Bellinger, WI for over 20 years, where Deloris enjoyed tending bar and serving her friends and customers. After selling the Bar, Deloris served as the town clerk for the Village of Lublin until the time of her death.
   She enjoyed reading, watching football (especially the Packers), garage sales, antiques, and gambling. She especially enjoyed watching any activities of her granddaughter.
   Deloris is survived by her husband: Terry Elliott of Lublin, WI; two daughters: Kari Elliott of Lublin, WI, Kelly (Chris) Green of Mt. Dora, FL; one granddaughter: Kyla Schoene of Lublin, WI; three brothers: Ronald (Ruth) Komarek, Scott (Carrie) Komarek, and Dennis (Debbie) Komarek, all of the Ogema, WI area; two brothers-in-law: Lee Strobach and John Meyer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Beverly Strobach and Sherry Meyer.
   In lieu of flowers, Deloris' family asks that memorials be given in her name for designation at a later date.
 

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Ione Joyce Dahlvig


 

IONE JOYCE DAHLVIG

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, 955 East Allman St, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Care Partners Assisted Living, Sunday November 29, 2015 at 3:20 AM.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 Thursday December 3, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford.

 

VISITATION: Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 14, 1928 in Holcombe, WI.

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of The Teachers College.

 

MARRIAGE: Joseph F. Dahlvig, June 10, 1950 in Flambeau, WI. He precedes her in death, February 10, 2014.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Ione taught at several one room school houses in the Flambeau area until starting a family. Ione and Joseph enjoyed traveling, visiting each of the 48 continental states. She loved time spent with her family, especially family gatherings.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Ladies of Holy Rosary, Medford Homemakers.SURVIVING

 

CHILDREN: Gem (Tim) Kaiser of Auburndale, Craig (Donna) Dahlvig of Hatley, Joel (Helen) Dahlvig of Lewisville, TX, Bradley “Brad” (Karen) Dahlvig of Medford, and Brian (Brian Woods) Dahlvig, of Minneapolis, MN.

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Chris (Tracy) Kaiser, Heather (Kori) Krueger, Lucas (Keycia) Dahlvig, Sarah (Jason) Rominski, Jared Dahlvig, Ember (Dan) Shmitt, Katie (Jason) Lindemann, Eric Dahlvig, Joe (Helen) Dahlvig, John (Melissa) Dahlvig

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12 STEP GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2


SISTER DECEASED: Carol Dean Johnson


DECEASED FATHER: Victor Gourdoux

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie (Driesen) Gourdoux

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

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Evelyn Colby


 

Evelyn Colby, 93, was granted eternal life on November 29, 2015.  Evelyn was a longtime Abbotsford resident who, for 32 years, co-owned the Casa Grande Supper Club with her husband, Leonard.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

  Evelyn developed a knack to be able to get along with everyone. She enjoyed the company of happy, optimistic people, and they enjoyed her kindness and understanding nature. She knew what was important in life: family, friends and helping people in her subtle, simple way.  

  Evelyn, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Toelle, was born in 1922 in Arpin, WI. As a member of the Greatest Generation, living through the Depression she became very resourceful early in life and was a working woman all her life.   Her Catholic faith was very important. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Church in Abbotsford.  

  She and Len were married on July 4, 1942 at Camp Livingston in Alexandria, LA. She worked as a secretary in Wausau while Len served overseas with General Patton. They lived in LaCrosse following the end of the war where their first three children were born, prior to the family moving to Abbotsford in 1952.  

  They then began building many fond memories of the friendships they made during their years at the Casa Grande. The work was difficult but overshadowed by the laughter. 

  Evelyn was an excellent student. She graduated from Marshfield High School in 1939 and attended North Central Technical Institute and the Wausau Vocational School at the onset of World War II. Her great memory was still sharp right up until the last days of her life. She even won the Senior Spelling Bee at her residence where she ironically noticed that they spelled her name incorrectly on her certificate. She had a great ability to retain detail; she could narrate any drive, explaining who used to live where, who they were related to, and all other amazing connections.   

  Evelyn enjoyed sewing and knitting; in fact, she made over 50 pairs of mittens for neighbor kids; she loved little children and they naturally took to her. She was also artistic and could paint reproductions of pictures. She read regularly and always kept photo albums nearby to relive travels and smile at family members and friends. Evelyn enjoyed music and loved to dance.  Perhaps that explains her love of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and her general appreciation of movie musicals.  

  She was a true Wisconsin gal as she liked Wisconsin sports teams, and particularly liked Bob Uecker and Brett Favre. It goes without saying that she was a great cook, both in the restaurant and in the little home kitchen. 

  She is survived by four children: Lennie of Bradenton, FL; Warren/"Buck" of Abbotsford; Jim (Sharon) of Abbotsford and Carol of Stevens Point; six grandchildren: Jennifer (Jon) Williams of Knoxville, TN, Scott Jakubowski of Washington, UT, Keesha (Jamie) Adler of Marshfield, Sarah (Nicholas) Godwin of Bettendorf, IA, Kayla (Travis) Nixdorf of Abbotsford; and David Colby of Stevens Point; and nine great-grandchildren: Michael, Danek, Szymon, and Claire Jakubowski; Xane, Ciena, and Taelyn Adler; and Emma and Wyatt Godwin. 

  Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Len in 2010, her son Michael in 1992 and her brother Dale Toelle in 1996. 

  The family would like to thank the staffs at the Colby Retirement Center, Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Golden Living Nursing Home, and Asera Care.  

  This woman of faith loved and was very proud of her children and their families. She now rests in peace among beloved others who have passed before her.

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Linda S. Patterson


 

Linda S. Patterson, age 65, of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her home with her family at her side under the tender care of hospice.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longwood.  The Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until time of services Tuesday at the church.

  Linda was born on March 8, 1950, the daughter of Roy and Esther (Peterson) Selvig in Minneapolis, MN.  She earned a degree as a certified nursing assistant at St. Paul Technical College.  Linda worked in the nursing field including Continental Manor and as in-home care nurse. 

  Linda was united in marriage to Bill Patterson on June 1, 1974 in Star Prairie.  He preceded her in death in 1999.  She enjoyed dancing, music and flowers.  Linda was kind-hearted and loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  

  Linda is survived by her three children:  Heather (Rob) Canine of St. Paul, MN, Bill Patterson of St. Paul, MN and Trisha (Troy) Molitor of Owen; seven grandchildren:  C.J. (Bekah) Nick, Hank Smith , Bill Patterson, Dakota Molitor, Jorja Molitor, Cheyenne Molitor and Montana Molitor; five great-grandchildren:  Cameron, Jordan, Troy, Addison and Kaden.  She is further survived by her boyfriend, Ken Boutain of Abbotsford; a brother, David Selvig of MN; her close cousin, Ardis Travis of Withee, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill and her brother, Daniel Selvig.

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Bonita "Bonnie" L. Heier Gilles


 

BONITA “BONNIE” L. HEIER GILLES

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: W3222 State Hwy 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 AM Wednesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 6 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 10, 1933 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Elementary School, Medford and attended Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: February 11, 1953 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Kenneth “Ken” C. Gilles and he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: In her early years she worked at Milwaukee Master Lock Co. After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Browning for many years. While farming, she also worked at Medford Laundry, Marathon Cheese and in the laundry dept. at Memorial Hospital, Medford until retirement. She dedicated her life to loving the Lord, her husband and her children. She had unending patience, unwavering kindness & vast amounts of love for her family. Nobody ever went without a kiss, a hug or an “I love you” either in person or over the phone. She was always there as our rock no matter how turbulent the storm or how hilarious the situation. She was the best cook with the ability to take hardly anything and make it into the best meal. She made homemade bread, baked dozens of raised donuts, cookies, fruit cakes & candy. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always a smile on her face. She enjoyed music, playing piano, cooking, baking, playing cards, going for rides, spending time with her children & grand-children.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Kenneth “Ken” C. Gilles of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Deb May of Wausau, Ken (Rose) of Medford, Peggy (Ken) Lichtl of Medford, Kelly (Mark) Schmitz of Spencer, Patrick (Darla) of Medford, Susan (Mark) Staab of Marshfield, Tamara Bansemer of Wausau, Todd of Medford, Amy Jo (La Vern) Hahn of Medford & Lee of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Timothy in 1977; Grandsons – Jeremy Lichtl in 1982, Joshua Schmitz in 2006, Abe Gilles in 2011

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 17 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 with one more due in March of 2016

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jenine Cullen of Sheboygan; Brothers – John (Betty) Heier of Medford & Galen (Joann) Heier of Waupaca

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Carol Armbrust

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Heier, Jr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Eunice Winchell

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Rob May, Kyle Czerniak, Eric Staab, Nicholas Schmitz, Ryan & Travis Gilles

 

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

 

You can be a rich person but you are the poorest in the land if you don't have your beloved mother to clasp your hand.

Her smile is gone forever, her hands will bake no more, still we have such sweet memories of the one we loved so much.

These memories are in our keeping so we'll never be apart.

God has her in His kingdom, but we have her in our hearts.

So you, who have a mother, cherish her with care, for you will never know the heartache until she is no longer there.

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Lucille Elizabeth Dallman


 

Lucille Elizabeth Dallmann, 92 of Gilman, WI formerly of the Duluth

and Ely area passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 with her
family at her side at the Oakbrook Health & Rehabilitation Center in
Thorp, WI.  Lucille was born July 24, 1923 in Saginaw, MN. She
married Ewald Robert Dallmann on June 22, 1944.  Lucille enjoyed
playing cribbage, bingo, puzzles, and most games. She was always
there for her family.
  She is survived by her sons Ewald A (Linda) Dallmann of The
Villages, FL, Lloyd (Vicki) Dallmann of Chippewa Falls, WI and four
daughters Geraldine (Jon) of Gilman, WI, Lorraine (Tom) of
Minneapolis, MN, Donna (Marty) Ruhl of Conrath, WI, and Karen
(Terry) Fettes of Medford, WI., son in law Steve Rebrobich, JR of
Newman Lake, WA, 21 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and
14 great great grandchildren, her sister Rosella Amborn of
Maplewood, MN, and many nephews and nieces.
  Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Ewald, her brothers
Gerhart, Melvin, Arthur and Walter, sisters, Evelyn and Hedwig and
sisters, and (on November 18, 2015) her daughter Marjorie Carol
(Dallmann) Rebrovich of Newman Lake, WA.
  Funeral services will be at 1PM on Friday, November 27, 2015 at
Zion Lutheran Church in Gilman, WI with Pastor Aric Fenske
officiating. Burial will take place later in Fort Snelling National
Cemetery next to her husband-Ewald. Visitation will be from 11AM
until time of service at the church on Friday. Plombon Funeral
service assisted the family.

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Richard Lee Peche


 

Richard L. Peche, 73, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Wellbrooke of Westfield, Westfield IN, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1942, to Edwin and Margaret (Johnson) Peche in Marshfield, WI. While his father was off at war in the South Pacific, he and his mother lived with his grandparents on their farms, which sparked his lifelong interest in farming.
  Upon his father’s return from WWII, his family moved to Medford, WI, where he attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Medford High School. During high school, he worked on a mink ranch and also for his uncle’s construction business. After graduation, Richard joined the Air Force and was stationed in Texas and Germany. He travelled throughout Europe during the 3 years he was there and always talked of those days fondly. It was in Germany that he bought his first VW Beetle, and brought it home with him to the States. He continued to drive Volkswagens for decades.
  After being discharged from the Air Force, Richard worked at the Chrysler Motors plant in Belvidere, IL. He married Karen Ulczycki of Rib Lake in 1967, and in 1970 they moved back to the Medford area and bought a farm in Goodrich. He attended agri-business classes thru NCTI, and continued farming most of his life. After he quit farming, he moved to the Withee area and drove for the Amish community.
  Richard is survived by his daughter Julaine (Rick) Santiago of Westfield IN, and one brother, William, of Hartland, WI. He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Justin and Joshua Santiago. He was preceded in death by his parents.
  Visitation will be held from 1:30pm until the time of services on Friday, November 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. The funeral will begin at 3:00pm with Pastor Dan Esterline, Sr., officiating. The Medford Area Military Honors Team will perform military rites and interment will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Nephew Scott Hill, Minong, WI, will serve as urn bearer. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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Marlene J. Witkowski


MARLENE J. WITKOWSKI

 

AGE: 77

 

ADDRESS: 155 E. Davlin St. Gilman, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Deerview Meadows in Medford, where she had been a resident for the past 1 week under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Gilman Senior Center in Gilman

 

OFFICIATING: Chaplain Jim Allard of Hope Hospice

 

INTERMENT: Internment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

 

VISITATION: 1:00 P.M. Until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Gilman Senior Center in Gilman

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: Marlene was born on January 29, 1938 in Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: Marlene attended Bowen High School in Chicago, IL

 

MARRIAGE: On August 11, 1962 in Chicago, IL Marlene married the love of her life, Robert Witkowski and he preceded her in death on November 28, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Marlene worked as a clerk for RR Donely & Sons in Chicago, IL for a period of time. She then moved to Glenwood IL where she worked at the Brookwood School District 167 from 1978-1981. in 1981 Marlene moved her family to Hannibal, WI where they bought the Hunter's Lodge Tavern and she managed it from 1981 until 1987 when she retired to care for her husband. She enjoyed playing cards with her best friends at the Gilman Senior Center. Marlene loved crafting, nature, landscaping and finding joy and beauty in small things, especially nature.

 

SURVIVING DAUGHTER: Suzanne (Timothy “TJ”) Weibel of Gilman

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Mariah Weibel of Green Bay & Erik Weibel of Gilman

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Barbara Davis of Richmond, British Colombia, Canada, Ronald Stake Sr. (Diane) of Winfield, TX, Mary Stake – Hawker of St. Lois, MO and Richard (Sue) Stake of Merriville, IN

 

DECEASED FATHER: Peter Stake

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Kups

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Marlene's name to woundedwarriorsfund.org

 

Marlene has donated her body to medical research through Med Cure of Portland OR
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Gene D. Ehlert


 

GENE D. EHLERT

 

AGE: 67

 

ADDRESS: N2244 Cardinal Drive, Medford; A Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 AM Wednesday, November 18 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where he had resided for the past 5 days following a courageous 6 year battle with cancer that was a result of exposure to Agent Orange during his military service in Vietnam.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 24 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James LeMaster

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI on Wednesday, November 25

 

VISITATION: 5-7 PM on Monday, November 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 24

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 18, 1947 at the Township of Taft, Taylor County

 

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools and was a 1966 graduate of Medford High School. Following his service in Vietnam, he earned an Associate’s Degree in diesel mechanics from Northeast Technical College in Sturgeon Bay, WI. In 1994 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics from UW-Stevens Point and later completed his Masters of Education in secondary education from Viterbo University in La Crosse.

 

MARRIAGE: June 20, 1970 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Jayne E. Boxrucker and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he drove truck and worked as a diesel mechanic for Tombstone Pizza Corp. for periods of time. After he finished his education, he taught school at the Medford Area Middle School and Medford Area High School until June of 2010 when ill health forced his retirement. He enjoyed traveling out West, hunting, camping, spending time with his grandchildren and anything outdoors.

 

MEMBER OF: Christian Bible Fellowship of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jayne E. Ehlert of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Trisha (Micheal) Houle, Christopher (Tiffany) Ehlert, Timothy (Christy) Ehlert, Elizabeth (Paul) Landmann & Jacob (Cathy) Ehlert

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Sisters

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Edna Krohn of Medford; Mother/Father-in-law: Marge & Windy Boxrucker of Stetsonville

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Ehlert

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Military Working Dog Tribute, C/O The High Ground Veterans Memorial, 7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI 54456 For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Leroy H. Thieme


 

LEROY H. THIEME

 

AGE: 77

 

ADDRESS: W2581 County Highway M, Medford; Township of Greenwood Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:24 A.M. Tuesday, November 17 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where he was taken earlier by ambulance

 

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

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 19, 1938 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 8, 1960 at St. Peter Church in Stratford to Shirley A. Hahn and she preceded in death on August 5, 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked for Simplicity Manufacturing in Port Washington for 8 years. The Medford Feed Store for a period of time. He then worked at Merrill Manufacturing and then drove truck for various companies until his retirement. He enjoyed flying his Ultra-Light Airplane and riding his Harley for many years. He also enjoyed country music where he had his own band called the Lonesome Two with Myron Peche, playing rhythm guitar and lead singer. Leroy built a cabin for his wife, Shirley where they lived for 20 years.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Candy (Ed) Parks of Athens and Kim (Jon) Lanius of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Anna (Todd) Bowholtz of Stevens Point, Aaron (Rachel) Parks of Stetsonville, Amanda (Significant other Jeremiah Tietz) Parks of Wausau, Matthew Parks of Medford, Ashley (Jeremia) Nowak of Curtiss, Courtney (James) Cook of Rib Lake

 

8 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Clarence Thieme of Abbotsford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

 

SISTER DECEASED: Gloriette Peche

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur W. Thieme

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothea M. Thieme (Maiden Name: Lissner)

 

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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Dolores Rae Jaeger


 

Dolores Rae Jaeger, 84 of Gilman, died Monday, November 16th, 2015 at

the Continental Manor in Abbotsford under the care of Ministry Hospice.
She was born on October 20, 1931 to the Audrey and Opal (Johnston)
Mundell. Dolores grew up in the area and married Raymond Jaeger at the
Hannibal Presbyterian Church on June 23, 1951. The couple farmed in
the Gilman area and raised their family.
Dolores enjoyed crocheting, quilting, feeding her birds and the
companionship of her cats.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Raymond of Gilman, four
children, Randall (Honee) Jaeger of Tomahawk, Evelyn (Tom) Goebel of
Gilman, Cheryl (Stanley) Aldinger of Medford and Jill (Michael) Reed of
Port Washington, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one
sister, Roberta Kuester of Tomahawk. Dolores is preceded in death by
her parents, sisters, Doris Anderson, Geneva Bartoczewski, and brothers
Gale and Gary Mundell.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, November 23rd at the
Gilman Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Lindgren officiating. Inurnment will
follow in the Meadowbrook cemetery-Gilman. Visitation will be from 10AM
Monday morning until time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Continental Manor and Ministry
Hospice for their wonderful care of our wife and mother

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Jeffery T. Shannon


 

Jeffrey T. Shannon, age 53, of Colby, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 13, 2015. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 19 and from 12:00 noon until time of service Friday all at the funeral home.

  Jeff was born on October 6, 1962, the son of Howard and Rasalyn (Zieser) Shannon in Independence, Iowa. He received his associate degree from Northcentral Technical College as a pharmaceutical technician. Jeff was united in marriage to Jessica Stevens on June 19, 2004 in Colby.
  Jeff loved his family and loved farming. He loved to go four-wheeling and camping. Jeff also had a great sense of humor.
  Jeff is survived by his wife, Jessica of Colby; three children: Samantha (Justin) Marsh, Rebecca Neconish and Kayla Frahmann; one granddaughter, Haizlee Joe Neconish; his mother, Rosalyn Zieser of Stratford. He is further survived by his siblings: Timothy (Nancy) Shannon, Brian (Jenny) Shannon, Peter Shannon, Maureen (Jack) Graff, and Laureen (Darrell) Underwood; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his father, Howard and a brother, Patrick.

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Herbert "Herb" J. Brandner


 

HERBERT “HERB” J. BRANDNER

 

AGE: 102

 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens in Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:40 P.M. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab surrounded by his loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 20, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with military honors performed by the Medford Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729 Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Medford Evergreen I Cemetery in Medford

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 20, 1913 in Whittlesey

 

EDUCATION: Herb attended Whittlesey primary school and then attended U.W. Eau Claire and U.W. Madison

 

MARRIAGE: On February 22, 1941 in Wisconsin, Herb married the love of his life, Elinora H. Frey and she survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: In 1954, Herb moved his family to Bellingham, WA where he started his career as an electrician. He then moved to Ketchikan, AK in 1957 until moving to Sitka, AK in 1959 where they lived for 31 years until he retired from Alaska Lumber & Pulp. After his retirement, Herb moved back to Bellingham, WA where they bought a motorhome and traveled all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico with their family and Alaskan friends and returned every summer to Medford. When they stopped traveling in 1999, they moved to Phoenix, AZ until 2009 when they returned to Medford and settled at Country Gardens. Herb was known as a jack of all trades and master of most since he was always tinkering with things in his shop and could be counted on to have one project or another going. He enjoyed reading, spending time with his family and friends and he loved to travel. When he returned to Medford, Herb would volunteer at the Medford Area Schools where he would share his stories with the kids about his travels.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Knights of Columbus, IBEW, and a lifetime member of the Elks Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elinora H. Brandner of Medford

 

SURVIVING SON: Dale (Charmaine) Brandner of Whitmore Lake, MI

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Raymond Brandner of Medford, Rosemary (Bob) Warner of Whittlesey, Anna Packenham of Rib Lake & Rock Brandner of Milwaukee
Sisters-in-law: Barbara Brandner & Rita Brandner both of Medford

Herb is further survived by too many nieces and nephews to count.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Carl, John, Roman & Ralph Brandner, Sisters: Catherine Lamberty, Thecla Oestrich & Ida Scott

 

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Brandner

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Kunigunde Lizner

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Herb’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Vernon J. "Bud" Kowalewski


 

Vernon J. "Bud" Kowalewski, age 85, of rural Owen, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital resulting from a car accident suffered on October 28. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm at the Holway Town Hall.

  Bud was born on June 29, 1930 in the Town of Holway, Taylor County, the son of Joseph and Edna (Bernsee) Kowalewski. He attended Forest Grove School in the Town of Holway. On August 25, 1956, Vernon was united in marriage to Marjorie Boyles at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Together they farmed on the family farm in Holway.

  Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also tended to his 400 plus apple trees and his greenhouse. Bud enjoyed life and his friends and loved his family. He was also on the Board of Directors for Clark County Dairyland Cooperative.

  Bud is survived by his four children: Sally (Ronald) Konieczny of Owen, Gale (Clifford Jr) Burke of Chelsea, Mark (Cindy) Kowalewski of Kevil, KY, and Lori (Harold “Butch”) Brandt of Medford; 13 grandchildren: Shannon (Patrick) Loucks of Curtiss, Shawn (Sara) Konieczny of Medford, Sherri (Dustin) Dmytro of Gilman, Richard Tillson, Darla (Chip) Williams of Chelsea, Duska Burke of Chelsea, Jessie Kowalewski of Stetsonville, Chrissy Kowalewski of Rib Lake, Justin (Shannon) Kowalewski of Rib Lake, Alex Schneider, Michael Kowalewski of MN, David (Alyson) Brandt of Stetsonville, and April Brandt of Marshfield; 19 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters: Francis (Clarence) Smith of Medford and Katherine Boehlen of Stetsonville; a sister-in-law, Gloria Hubbard of Ettrick and his brother-in-law, Carl Boyles of Owen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie on January 12, 2011; his grandson, Timothy Tillson and a brother, Stanley Kowalewski.

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Sandra K. Mueller


 

Sandra K. Mueller, age 68, of Colby formerly of Holway, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Colonial Center in Colby. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen on Wednesday November 11, 2015. Interment will be at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Holway on Friday, November 13th at 1:00 PM. Family would like to invite friends to the Holway Town Hall, for a lunch, on Friday at 2:30 PM and to share stories and memories of Sandra.

  Sandra was born on August 15, 1947, the daughter of Walter and Delores (Bruegl) Kuenne in Wisconsin. She attended Pine Creek Elementary and Medford High School until tenth grade.
  Sandra was joined in marriage to Richard C. Mueller on December 13, 1969 in Neillsville, WI. He preceded her in death on October 18, 1999.
  She was a cook for Medo Farms restaurant in Abbotsford for many years and also worked for Abbotsford Produce. She very much enjoyed babysitting the grandkids, sewing and knitting. Gardening was very important to her and she always had a beautiful garden.
  Sandra is survived by her children: Tammy (Dave Zimmerlee) Mueller of Owen, Tracy (Jim Guyette) Halopka of Abbotsford, Duane (Rebekah) Mueller of Wausau, and Darrick (Danielle) Mueller of Owen; five grandchildren: Ashley, Brock, Hallie, Tori, and Duane Jr.; and two step-grandchildren: Megan and Justin. Also survived by a great-granddaughter: Carly Joann Bauer; two sisters: Barbara (Marvin) Neumann of Withee, and Shirley Kuenne of Withee; and two brothers: Terry (Nancy) Kuenne and Walter (Beth) Kuenne Jr.
  Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband; Richard.
  Sandra’s family would like to thank the staff at the Colonial Center for the wonderful care she received while she was a resident there.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Harriet A. Ketelhut


 

HARRIET A. KETELHUT

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: Cedar Lane Apartments in Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:40 P.M. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

 

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

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with a 7:00 P.M. Order of the Eastern Star Service. Also from 10:00 A.M. until time of services on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 22, 1924 in Chatfield, Minnesota

 

EDUCATION: Harriet attended Westboro Area Elementary and graduated from Medford Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: On December 5, 1942 in Medford, Harriet married the love of her life, Leslie R. Ketelhut and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1987

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Harriet was a waitress at the Black Bear Inn in Medford where she met her husband. After her marriage, she was a loving mother to 5 children. Harriet worked as a clerk for various businesses in the Medford area before settling as a clerk for Hoffman Ben Franklin for 30 years until ill health forced her retirement. Harriet enjoyed spending time with her family at the cottage on Lake Esadore where she loved to bake and cook for her family and friends and where she taught herself, along with her children and grandchildren to swim. She enjoyed various crafts, scrap booking, traveling with family and friends and participating in her grandchildren's activities. Harriet loved popcorn and was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

 

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ in Medford since 1942, Order of the Eastern Star, Esadore Area Lake Association, Community United Church of Christ Women's Guild and Candle Light Circle and the Royal Neighbors

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bev (Jim) Weister of Marshfield, Larry (Diann) Ketelhut of Commerce City, CO, Jack (Sally) Ketelhut of Medford, Cheryl Ketelhut of Medford and Scott C. Ketelhut of Fond du Lac

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18

 

DECEASED FATHER: Marvin Bolles

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Maud Peckham

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Harriet’s family to be designated at a later date to United Church of Christ of Medford, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice and Esadore Lake Association.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Eldon W. Hall


 

Eldon Hall, 88, left this earth for his heavenly home on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

  Born January 21, 1927, in Medford, the youngest child of William Emory and Lucy Pearl (Buchanan) Hall, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mildred Bartelt, Orville Hall, and Doris Mikul.
After graduating from Medford High School, Eldon spent several years traveling out West working on farms. Returning to Medford, he owned and operated a dairy farm and repaired small engines. He married Mildred Alice DeBoer in 1951. After the birth of his first two daughters, he stopped farming and came to Medford and worked at a service station. He quickly left that to become an entrepreneur, owning and operating his own businesses including: Hall Distributing Company, Hall of Frames, Aimm Ad Agency, Mil-Don Manufacturing Company, Hall Sales & Service, Hall's Monument Co., Hall Made Manufacturing Company, and Manufacturer's Supply.
  He not only took pride in his business and family, he enjoyed the friends he made and was an active lifelong member of the Medford community. He was involved in the initial assessment of land that would later become Camp Forest Springs. Eldon served on the Medford School Board and was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Medford, serving in numerous capacities.
  Eldon loved his surviving wife Mildred of 64 years, his seven children Cheryl (Ron) Cathey, Susan Hall, who preceded him in death, Bill (Sandy) Hall, Sandra (Leon) Youngblood, Kurt (Barb) Hall, Cindy (Joseph) Harrison, Dan Hall, two foster children, Cindy (Mike) Gibson, Craig (Mary) Hillegas, his 22 grandchildren and his 14 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, bird-watching and meeting people. He had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and wanted everyone he met to know his Lord.

  Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Medford, 670 West Broadway, Monday, November 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and November 10, 9:00 AM until time of service. The funeral service will held Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:30 AM also at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Brian Wipf officiating. Interment will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Lunch will be served after the service at the church. Grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers.

  The family wishes memorials or gifts in honor of Eldon Hall and in lieu of flowers be designated to Forest Springs, Inc., N8890 Forest Lane, Westboro, WI 54490 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 West Broadway, Medford, WI 54451.

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Emil C. Paur


 

Emil C. Paur, 88, died Thursday, November 5, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice, according to his wishes of dying on the farm where he was born. Emil was born July 22, 1927, to John Jr. & Anna (Widmer) Paur in the farmhouse in the Town of Browning, near Gad, in Medford, WI. Emil attended Cloverdale Grade School & graduated from Medford High School class of 1944.

  He was a life-long farmer, and even drove milk can truck route before having his driver’s license. He also worked for Widmer and Sons Construction for a number of years. He was a life-long resident of the Town of Browning except for a brief time when he worked for his brother-in-law on a farm in Illinois. He returned to Medford to assist his father John Paur with the family dairy farm, eventually taking over the farm completely and adding to it through the years. On June 12, 1948, Emil married Gladys E. Brecke and together they raised 6 children. He was an active member of the Farmers Union, Medford Cooperative, Taylor County Credit Union, and Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. He enjoyed playing baseball with the Gad team, watching the Green Bay Packers and baseball, and snowmobiling. He was known for his knowledge of trees, and in his retirement, enjoyed cutting and selling firewood.
  Emil is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gladys, children Starla (Jerry) Siegmann of Milwaukee, Bryan (Carol) Paur of Menomonie, WI, Mitchell Paur of Medford, Jill (David) Smith of Medford, Leslie (Carol) Paur of Delavan, and Cynthia (Mark) Wierschke of West Salem, WI. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister Helen Hirsch of Delavan, WI. He was preceded in death by his sisters Margaret Loertscher and Lydia Loertscher.
  Visitation will be held from 4:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, November 8 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also 10:00 A.M. until 10:50 A.M. Monday, November 9 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 9 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville with Rev. James Babler officiating with burial to take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; Tyler and Brayden Paur, Adam Smith, Josh, Connor and Zach Wierschke.

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

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John E. Reinhardt


John E. Reindhardt, 97, of Medford, passed away Monday November 2, 2015 at Deerview Assisted Living in Medford.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Woodland Baptist Church in Westboro. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake, WI.

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Reeta F. (Smith) Sandsnes


Reeta F. (Smith) Sandsnes, age 80, of Monona, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare.  She was born on March 12, 1935, in Ladysmith, Wis., the daughter of Lloyd and Iris Smith.  Reeta loved the outdoors and being by water.  Family meant everything to Reeta.  She was very social and her friendships were important to her. 

  Reeta is survived by her children, Carl Sandsnes, Terri Zimmerman and Eric Sandsnes; and five grandchildren, Jeremy (Sarah), Michael (Melissa) and Donald Sandsnes, Chad (Jessica) Zimmerman and Christine (Michael) Paisant.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden, “Sandy”; son, Christian; parents; brother, Lloyd Smith; and sister, Patricia Faude. 

  A memorial service will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz presiding.  A private family burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.  Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

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Henrietta M. Pester-Howard


 

Henrietta M. Pester-Howard, 74, of Medford, passed on Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

  A memorial service will be held Nov. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Community Building in Medford. A second memorial service will be held at the Harvard Sportsman’s Club in Harvard, Ill. from 1 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 15. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Woodstock, Ill. at a later date. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangemnts.

  She was born March 6, 1941 at Ringwood, Ill to Harold and Esther (Fisher) Wiedrich. She attended numerous schools throughout McHenry and Boone counties. Henrietta and Robert L. Pester were married Feb. 1957. He preceded her in death in Aug. 1982. She later married Carl Howard in April 1981 in Capron, Ill. He preceded her in death in Sept. 2014. She worked for numerous years at Admiral Corp. in Harvard, Ill. She also waitressed and cooked at several restaurants. She was a CNA at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County in Medford prior to 1987. She and Robert also farmed in the town of Browning.

  Henrietta received a degree in health and human services from Rock Valley Tech College in Rockford, Ill. after raising her family. She enjoyed flea markets, traveling, Bingo, camping with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Henrietta is survived by three daughters, Christine Pester, Tamala Peterson (Paul) and Esther Truckey (Ray Ramm) all of Medford; four sons, Robert Pester, Harold Pester (Kathy), both of Medford; Timothy Pester (Julie) of Garden Prairie, IL.; Carl Howard (Margaret) of Rockford, IL.; 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters, Pearl (Russle) Gieshert of Poplar Grove, IL. and Elaine (Glen) Whaples of Howard, IL; two brothers, George Wiedrich of Harvard, IL. and Merle (Pat) Wiedrich of Bulls Gap, TN.

  In addition to her parents and husbands, Henrietta was also preceded in death by an infant son, Wade Pester; Linda Hoyt, two brothers, Fred and William, as well as a sister, Helen (June) Wiedrich.

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Adrian "Smokey" Klimeck


 

Adrian “Smokey” Klimeck, 89, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at

Oakbrook Health & Rehab, in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held at
11AM on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Gilman Funeral Home
with Father Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook
Cemetery-Gilman. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday and one
hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Adrian was born to John & Rose (Bay) Klimeck on Dec. 9th, 1925, in
Thorp.  The family moved to Cadott, & he attended the Cadott schools. 
He worked on the home farm, and joined the Navy in Feb., 1945, & served
on the USS Pierce, which was a transport ship, during World War II.  He
was involved in the battles of Iwo Jima, Tarawa, & Okinawa.  After the war
ended, he worked at the Northern Colony, doing farm work.  He was
married to Verna Mae Eslinger on Oct. 15, 1952, in Edson.  They moved
to Union Grove, & both worked at the Southern Colony.  They moved back
to Thorp & rented a farm for a short time.  They then moved to Gilman, &
he bought a can milk truck, & later a bulk milk truck, & picked up milk for
Drangles Cheese factory.  They lived on a hobby farm with pigs, chickens,
& horses.  He sold his trucks, then worked at Nat. Presto Ind., during the
time that they were making bullets.  After that, he went back to driving milk
truck for Wild Cherry factory.  He moved to Abbottsford & Colby after
retiring, and did some tractor driving for a farmer in Colby.  He enjoyed
fishing, playing cards, & spending time with his family.   They were also in
a couple’s square dancing group in their younger years.   
  He is survived by his children:  Sharon (Dick) Hughes, Mike,  Doug
(Corinne), all of Gilman, Tami (Gil) Harrell, of Battle Creek, MI,  Cindy
(Bob) Boss of Nekoosa,  Janet (Craig) Bignell, of Wisconsin Rapids.  
Sisters:  Ethel (Pete) Green of Stetsonville, Kathryn (Sue) Ingersoll, &
Adelia (Del) Muratore, both of Abbottsford, Brother:  Allan (Penny)
Klimeck of Colorado Springs, CO,   16 grandchildren, & 13 great
grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by his mother & father, his wife Verna (2006),
his step-mother Ethel ( Hakes), Sisters:   Ardena Klimeck,  Alice Lato, step-
sister Ruth Plechacek,   Brothers:  Karl, Arthur (Jack), & Arlo,  son-in-law
Joe Pawlik, Jr. & special friend Pat Carpenter.      

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Harriet A. Kimmons


 

Harriet A. Kimmons, age 79, a longtime Tomahawk area resident, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

  Harriet was born on September 1, 1936 in Merrill to Hugh and Lydia (Genrich) Rankin. She married Leonard Kimmons on July 17, 1954 in Irma. Len passed away in 2011. Len and Harriet, with the help of their children, owned and operated the Watergate Super Club for 24 years. Harriet also worked as a CNA at Golden Age Nursing Home for 10 years. Harriet moved to Medford in 2012 and became active with the Medford Soup Kitchen, the VFW Auxialliary, and Lions Club. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and mowing lawns. Harriet especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  Survivors include:
3 Daughters, Connie (Mike) Gerber Weston
Jane (John) Antross Athens
Jean (Randy) Pawlowicz Medford.
Daughter-in-law, Pat Kimmons Wausau
  She is further survived by 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
  Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Len, son, Forrest “Twig”, a daughter, Beverly, and a brother, Graham Rankin.
  Funeral services for Harriet Kimmons will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12 noon at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Gass will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in the town of Rock Falls. The family will receive friends at the Krueger Family Funeral Home on Monday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at noon at the church. The family would appreciate memorials to Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church.

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