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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2015-12

Deloris M. Dumke


 

Delores M. Dumke, age 91, of Owen, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen.

 

A Celebration of Life for Delores will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, WI.   Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate.  Visitation will be held an hour before the service on Saturday  at the Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home in Owen.  Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon.

 

Delores was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Koercher) Dulek.  On June 30, 1944 Delores married Clarence E. Dumke, Sr at Epiphany Lutheran Parsonage in Thorp, WI.

 

Delores is survived by her two children: Clarence (Janice) Dumke of Oshkosh, and Larry Dumke of Owen;  three grandchildren; Pamela, Joan, and Jeremiah; and 3 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by a niece, Wanda (Jim) Shorey of Milwaukee, and a sister-in-law; Dolores Bartz of Stevens Point, along with other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, (1983),  daughter; Darlene Schreiner (1983), son; Dennis Dumke (2014), two brothers; Leo and Bernard, and her twin sister Dorothy.

 

The Dumke Family would like to thank the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center staff , Unit 1 East B, and Ministry Home Care Hospice for the kind wonderful care they gave Delores.

 

In Lieu of flowers, the family request a donation be make to the Emmanuel Lutheran church, PO Box 27; Greenwood, WI 54437.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen.  Online condolences may be offered at www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com.

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Christine Mae Johnson


 

Christine Mae Johnson, 68, formerly of Gilman, died Monday, December

28, 2015 at her home in Marshfield. She was born on December 3, 1947
in Berwyn, IL the daughter of the late Oliver and Marion (Sewell) Nelson.

She grew up in the Berwyn area and married Lowell Johnson on August
26, 1972 in Chicago. The couple moved to the Gilman area in 1976 and
they raised their family there.

Christine was a CNA and a homemaker.

 

She is survived by her children, Gina Johnson of Friendship, WI, George
(Al) Johnson of Marshfield, Dennis (Dixie) Johnson of Medford and
Laura Johnson of Ladysmith, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren
and one brother, Edward (Carol) Nelson of Riverside, IL. Christine is
preceded in death by her husband (2000), her parents, one infant son,
Lowell, JR and one brother, John Nelson.

 

A funeral service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2PM until time of
service. Inurnment will take place later in the Meadowbrook Cemetery.

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Verna Erickson


 

Verna Erickson passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Clark County Health Care Center in Hoard, WI.

 

Verna Erickson began her life as Octavia Veronica Bushman on October 31st, 1922. She was the youngest of 7 children born to Peter and Josephine (Wanderski) Bushman. She married her husband, Arthur Erickson, in 1942. Their Son, Robert Erickson, was born in 1943 and their Daughter, Marilyn (Ovyn), was born in 1946. The Erickson’s made their first home in Rockford, Illinois. Verna worked many years for the National Lock Company in Rockford before the Erickson’s purchased the Redville Store and moved to Withee in 1957. Verna found her true calling when she began her life as the proprietor of the little country store. She was a true business woman and the glue that kept a small community together. Verna lost her husband, Art, in 1993, but she kept running the store right up until December of 2014. She was also a wonderful cook and loved to cook meals for her family, friends, neighbors and her hunters. She was a member of the Redville “Canoe Club” and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had a quick wit, a wonderful memory, a great sense of humor and a very generous giving nature.

 

For the past year Verna made her home at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center where she made many new friends and received such excellent care. She was always commenting on how wonderful the staff was to her and how much she appreciated the excellent care she received.

 

Verna will be dearly missed by her family. She is survived by her Children: Robert Erickson of Withee, Marilyn (Dennis) Ovyn of Withee; four grandchildren: Christine (Don) Vieregge of Hudson, Bill (Tanya) Ovyn of Withee, Joel (Cindy) Ovyn of Withee, Darren (Jennifer) Ovyn of Withee; and 9 great grandchildren: Sacia Vieregge of Hudson, Haley Ovyn, Jake Ovyn, Jordan Ovyn, Jed Ovyn, Alissa Fritz, A.J. Ovyn, Aaron Ovyn, Alivia Ovyn all of Withee.

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Dennis "Foxy" Fuchs


 

Dennis “Foxy” John Fuchs, 63, after a courageous fight, passed away at his home, Friday December 25, 2015, surrounded by his wife Jill and loving family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

Dennis was born December 7, 1952 to Francis and Bonita (Brandner) Fuchs in Marshfield, WI. He attended Greenwood School, Rib Lake Jr High School, and graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1971. He married Sue (Yanko) Peterson in 1976 and had three children together, Abigail, Nicholas and Ann. They divorced in 1985.

 

On December 12, 1987, Dennis married Jill (Haider) and together they raised two son, Jake and Andy.
Throughout his life, Dennis worked many different jobs including milking cows, construction work, logging, factory work and sales. He worked for local companies such as Weathershield, Zeneth Tech, Droval and Smola Logging, and Home Supply Co-Op. He farmed with his father, Francis and brother Richard until a fire destroyed the family farm.

 

Dennis bought the Cat Tail Tap in 1981, left in 1993 and repurchased it in 2006. He owned and operated Foxys Cattail Tap for many years until illness forced him to sell the business.

 

Dennis served his community by being Greenwood Town Chairman, Rib Lake School Board, and Taylor County Board Member for many years. He also belonged to the Taylor County Tavern League, Rib Lake Jaycees, Lions Club and Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club.

 

He was of the Catholic Faith, and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

 

Dennis was the Team Manager for Rib Lake Dairyland and was the umpire at many baseball games. He liked to spend time with grandchildren and always looks forward to seeing them with their parents. He also enjoyed hunting, improving his property by planting trees and building roads, reading and socializing with friends and family.

 

He is survived by his wife Jill and five children: Abigail (Paul) Rozeski of Madison, Nicholas (Emily) Fuchs of New Richmond, Ann Fuchs of Lake Mills, Jake Fuchs and Andy Fuchs, both of Medford. Grandchildren: Lily, Claire, Mara, Simon and Daniel Rozeski, and Cara and Christian Fuchs.
He is further survived by his Mother Bonita Fuchs, of Medford, Sisters: Beverly (Michael) Patrick of Rib Lake, Barbara (Myron) Peche of Medford, Cindy (Terry) Albrecht of Pueblo, Colorado, Nancy (Douglas) Gee of Iowa, and Peggy Close of Rib Lake. Brothers: Richard (Donna) Fuchs of Medford, Bruce Fuchs of Medford and Mark Fuchs of Madison. Father in Law: Verlyn (Eileen Biermann) of Rib Lake. Sister in law: Pam (Craig) Luethi of Bloomer, and Brother in law: Steve (Sara) Haider of Stanley, and many other family members and friends.

 

Services for Dennis will held at 11 AM Saturday January 2, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Deacon Joe Stefancin will officiate. Cremainal Inurnment will follow at St. Anns Cemetery, Greenwood. Visitation will be held Friday January 1, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and also Saturday January 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dennis “Foxy” Fuchs may be made to his family, for designation at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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James Raymond Haynes, Sr


JAMES RAYMOND HAYNES, SR.

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: W 5316 Finch Avenue, Stetsonville, WI 54480

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence, Thursday December 24, 2015, at 2:20 PM, surrounded by his family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will held.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 28, 1936 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

 

EDUCATION: High School graduate from Mt. Vernon High School

 

MARRIAGE: Married to Catherine Frances Elizabeth (Yust) Haynes on September 5, 1959 in Racine, Wisconsin.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a Welder and Mechanic for several different including Conseo and Black River Industries. He was also a carpenter by trade. James loved his dog Pep. He had several hobbies including; woodworking / crafting, enjoyed the outdoors, reading his Bible, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Catherine Frances Elizabeth (Yust) Haynes

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: James (Rebecca) Haynes of Medford, Bradley Haynes of Stetsonville, Wade Sr. (Valerie) Haynes of Medford, William (Ann) Haynes of Medford, and Randy (Dodie) Haynes of Stetsonville.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 23 PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: His parents, and one grandson Jame Haynes III.

 

DECEASED FATHER: Gail Haynes

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Miller


OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial donations in honor of James may be made to his family, for designation at a later date.


No services will be held. Cremation rites have been accorded.
 

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James L. Brost


James L. Brost, 58 of Gilman, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at his home from natural causes.

  Survivors Include:
  His wife Angela of Gilman, four children, Derek (Kisja) Brost of Eau Claire, Chad, Monte and Lindsey Brost all of Gilman, one grandson, Camden, and his siblings, Mary (William) Treichel of Marshfield, Bob and David (Lisa) Brost both of Sheldon, Catherine Reed of Shorewood, WI, Joseph (Diane) Brost of Thorp and Mark (Sandy) Brost of Ladysmith and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  SERVICES WILL BE HELD
at 11AM on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Burial will take place later in the Woodland Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Sunday at the Gilman Funeral Home with a rosary at 8PM. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to mass at the church.

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Gerald M. Kolasa


 

Gerald M. Kolasa, 65 of Gilman, died on Monday, December 21, 2015 at his

home. He was born on August 14, 1950 in Eau Claire to the late William S. and
Florence (Ciok) Kolasa, Sr. Gerry grew up in the Gilman area and graduated
from Gilman High in 1968. He graduated from UW-EC with a degree in Fine
Arts. Gerry has worked for Drangles-Gilman Cheese factory for many years. He
was a loving caretaker for his parents, enjoyed the arts, gardening, flowers and
his companionship with cats.
  He is survived by his brother, William (Sandra) Kolasa, Jr of Tomahawk, sister,
Constance Poppy of Sheboygan and his twin brother, Harold (Chris) Kolasa of
Gilman and many nieces and nephews. Gerry is preceded in death by his
parents.
  A memorial mass will be held at 11AM on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Madanu Sleeva
officiating. Inurnment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from
10AM until time of service Saturday at the church. Plombon funeral
service-Gilman assisted the family.

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Dagmar C. Klinner


 

DAGMAR C. KLINNER

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: 1014 W. Broadway, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:50 PM Thursday, December 17 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 ½ years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: private family only memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 23, 1922 at Chippewa Falls, WI, the proud daughter of Norwegian immigrants

 

EDUCATION: Chippewa Falls elementary schools, 1940 graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, and was a 1944 graduate of UW-Madison with degrees in Education and Foreign language

 

MARRIAGE: June 9, 1945 at Chippewa Falls, WI to Robert “Bob” W. Klinner and he preceded her in death October 7, 2004

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught school in Chippewa Falls and Shawano schools for periods of time. After her marriage, she was a homemaker & mother. She was active and volunteered in the following organizations throughout her life: Confederated Woman's Club, Local Art Society, Mental Health Society, PTA, League of Women Voters, New Visions Art Gallery, UW Board of Higher Education for Women, Health Board of Taylor County, Sons of Norway & Memorial Hospital of Taylor County. She enjoyed music, art, antiques and travel.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford & the Medford Performing Arts

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Barbara Perala of Green Bay & Ann (Jon) Anderson of Duluth, MN
Sons – Bill (Martha) Klinner & Dave (Donna) Klinner both of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Elmer Perala in 2014

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Rachel (Thomas) Mildbrand of Medford, Peter (Jackie) Klinner of McFarland, WI, Sam (Ashley) Klinner of Colby, Jenna Klinner of Madison, Molly Klinner of Medford, Ben Anderson of San Francisco, CA, Jason (Nicole) Anderson of Austin, TX, David Anderson of Duluth, MN

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Carly & Graham Mildbrand

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Shirley Klinner of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Morgan Stenseth & Irene Stenseth

 

DECEASED FATHER: Peder Magnuson Stenseth

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Christina (Helseth) Stenseth

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to the Salvation Army of Taylor County, Immanuel Lutheran Church Music Department, Medford, or Medford Performing Arts
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Edna M. Maatta


 

EDNA M. MAATTA

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 389 Soumi Road, Ogema, WI; A Township of Hill, Price County resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:32 PM Thursday, December 17 at River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, WI where she had been a patient for the past 1 day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 22 at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, 4914 Holmes Street, Ogema, WI

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Ray Kovala

 

INTERMENT: Leavitt Creek Cemetery – Township of Hill, Price County

 

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 22 at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Ogema

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1930 at Ogema

 

EDUCATION: Leavitt Creek School, Town of Hill

 

MARRIAGE: May 28, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, WI to John Matthew Maatta & he preceded her in death December 1, 2003

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she worked as a homemaker & mother. They dairy farmed in the Town of Hill for many years until retirement in 1986. Throughout her life she was a caregiver for many family members. She enjoyed fishing, puzzles, crocheting, shopping and baking.

 

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Ogema

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 sons – Mark Maatta of Ogema & Robert (Julie) Maatta of Woodbury, MN; Daughter – Mary Maatta of Rhinelander

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Elizabeth & Kayla Maatta of Woodbury, MN

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 brothers – Robert Bergman of Ogema & Ralph (Joyce) Bergman of Grand Rapids, MN
1 sister-in-law: Gladys Bergman of Ogema

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Verna Kyllonen, Melvin & Russell Bergman; Half-Brothers/Sisters: Elma Frankki, Frans & Eino Leino, Arthur, Adolph & Bernice Bergman, Viola & Adeline D’Amico, Eleanor Nuutinen, Miriam Bush

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Bergman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Haydee Marie Newfors

 

PALLBEARERS: Randy, Scott & Dan Bergman, Paul Frankki, Curtis & Cory Kyllonen

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by several nieces/nephews, other friends & a host of brothers/sisters in faith
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

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Lillian E. Hull


Lillian E. Hull, 102, passed away at the Brookdale - Clairbridge Memory Car Center in La Crosse, WI on December 19, 2015.
  Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Hull.
  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a special family friend, Richard Cornell of Florida.
  Per her request, no services will be held.
  Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
  Any follow up information, please contact Cheryl Clough Baehr at 715-514-2179

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Donna M. Schreiner


 

DONNA M. SCHREINER

 

AGE: 65

 

ADDRESS: 493 Perkins St. Apt. 5 Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:48 A.M. Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home of Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin of Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

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

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 24, 1950 in Merrill

 

EDUCATION: Donna attended Athens Grade School and graduated from Athens Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: On June 6, 1970 at St. Anthony Church in Athens Donna married Ronald H. Schreiner and he survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Donna worked at Edgar Basket Factory in Edgar for a period of time before opening a day care facility in Medford. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, board games and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, former member of St. Anthony’s Church in Athens

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ronald H. Schreiner of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Audra Schreiner, Bill Schreiner both of Medford and Crystal (Duane) Rudolph of Weyerhaeuser

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Joshua and Tierra Rudolph of Weyerhaeuser

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lola (Lester) Lendrum of Weston, Margo Simpson of Madison, Gayle (Joe) Brewer of Henagar, AL, Ryen (Brenda) Berghammer of Henagar, AL, Sue (Dale) Wisnewski of Rib Mountain, and Amy (Kim) Christians of Wautoma

 

DECEASED FATHER: Gilbert A. Berghammer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Muriel G. Hopperdietzel

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Arlene J. Grube


 

Arlene J. Grube, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her sister on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at her home.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  Vicar Don Bruce will officiate.   Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service on Monday at the church.  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Arlene was born on July 20, 1929 in the town of Kronenwetter, the daughter of Roland and Minnie (Brunn) Wendorf.  She attended Lyon Grade School and Wausau Area High School.  Arlene was united in marriage to Henry Grube on April 17, 1948 in Merrill.  Together they owned and operated Duke's Bowl in Abbotsford from 1964 - 1995.

  Arlene enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, and reading.  Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially on Christmas.  She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed greatly.  It was her wish to have her body donated for science to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  Arlene is survived by her four children:  Duane (Bonny) Grube of Phillips, Al Grube of Chippewa Falls, Rick (Lynn) Grube of Tomahawk, and Kathleen (Randy) Grambort of Abbotsford;  nine grandchildren: Chad, Cami, Jessica, Clint, Luke, Samantha, Sheri, Brad, and Val; and eight great-grandchildren: Abigail, Jake, Hunter, Haylee, Jacob, Kaden, Ella, and Brandon.  She is further survived by her two sisters, Jo Bendickson of Weston, and Shirley (Roger) Bielen of Kronenwetter, a brother; Ron (MaryJane) Wendorf of Ixonia, two sisters-in-law; Alice Smith of Tampa, FL, and Ruthie Grube of Auburndale; and a brother-in-law: Dick (Barb) Krueger of Green Bay,  and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1997; two sisters: Edith Hintz and Marilyn Krueger and a brother; Clifford Wendorf.

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Joyce A. Schemenauer


 

Joyce Agnes Schemenauer, age 75, of Athens, died on December 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan, WI.  Father George Graham will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 until the time of the service on Tuesday, December 21, 2015 at St. Thomas.

  Joyce was born September 23, 1940 the daughter of Sophia (Boris) and Pat (Frank) Zettler.  She grew up on a farm, one of 6 children, and graduated from Athens High School.  On August 5, 1961 she married Raymond Schemenauer at St. John's Catholic Church in Wuertzburg, Wisconsin.

  Joyce was always there for her family.  After graduating from high school she was employed at Employers Mutual Insurance in Wausau.  For many years she designed and sewed aprons for Abby Café in Abbotsford.  After her children were grown she was employed at Hurd Millwork in Medford.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and watching things grow; whether it was her family or plants.    She loved traveling, snowmobiling and spending time with the Hodag "gang."

  Joyce was always there for her family, never missing an opportunity to share in their lives. Whether it was going to school events or making sure a Birthday Cake was baked and decorated for Birthday parties. Her Grandchildren held a very special and dear spot in her heart, and she never missed a chance to spend time with all of them. She will be so missed by all of her family.

  Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, sister Janet Komarek and brother Duane Zettler. 

  She is survived by her husband Raymond, daughter Marion (Whitey) Wehrman, sons Kevin (Linda), Kurt, Keith (Sandy) and Ken (Michelle) Schemenauer. Grandchildren Chelsea (Kevin) and Shaun Wehrman, Jordyn, Collin, Carson and Savannah Schemenauer.  In addition she is survived by her sister Irene Switlick and brothers Rusty (Laverne) and Glenn (Kathleen) Zettler.

  The family would like to thank Dr. Rezazadeh and all the caring staff at Aspirus Cancer Center and Hospice Services.

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Richard "Dick" D. Czech


 

  Trusting in his Savior Jesus Christ for his salvation and eagerly anticipating the joy of heaven that awaited him, Richard "Dick" Donald Czech, 83, Athens, left this world on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Continental Manor Golden Living Center in Abbotsford.

  He was born May 6, 1932 in the town of Hamburg, son of the late Henry and Katharine (Dorn) Czech. Dick graduated from Concordia High School in Milwaukee and furthered his education, graduating from River Forest College in Illinois. He began his teaching career in Illinois, then taught in Pittsburg, and was then called upon in 1957 to teach in Athens at Trinity Lutheran School, where he met the love of his life, Ellen Polk. They were married on July 25, 1959 at St. John Lutheran Church in Berlin. In 1994, they retired together and went on the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land and Egypt, that was given to them by the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church. It was on this trip, they both realized that as they walked where Jesus did, it made reading the bible even more precious.

  The biggest influence in Dick's life, was Rev. Herman Schedler, who baptized, confirmed and married him. One of Dick's greatest joys, besides being principal and teaching, was leading Bible class at the Plisch apartments.

  He loved spending time with his family and will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched.

  Survivors include, his loving wife of 56 years, Ellen Czech, Athens; two children, Nathan (Patty) Czech, Madison and Jenny (Tim) Hartwig, Athens; three grandchildren, Hillary (Riley) Schreiner, Madison, Molly Czech, Madison and Eric (Courtney) Hartwig, Athens; two great-grandchildren, Reis Schreiner and Brilee Hartwig; two siblings, Marjorie (Lawrence) Radenz, Merrill and David (Barb) Czech, Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Doris Jesse, Wilfird (Carolyn) Polk, Elaine Mueller, Arthur (Barb) Polk and Faith (Donald) Gatzke; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Gerald Czech, Robert Czech and Marlene Hamann.

  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. Rev. Mark Schwalenberg will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday at the church from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

  The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Deb Schorer and the staff at Continental Manor Golden Living Center for the special care and compassion given to Dick.

  Dick's favorite Bible passage: Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose."

  Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com 

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Dorothy "Dodie" J. Smart Russell Hodge


 

DOROTHY “DODIE” J. SMART RUSSELL HODGE

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: 635 W. Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 A.M. Monday, December 7 at County Gardens, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Committal Services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, December 11 at Union Cemetery in Butternut, WI with Rev. John Deitz officiating

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1928 in Butternut, WI

 

EDUCATION: Butternut Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: February 10, 1948 at Butternut to James H. Russell and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1976
2nd: November 26, 1985 in Whittlesey to Woodrow W. Hodge and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1995

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Dodie was a secretary at the Taylor County Teachers College for 8 years. She was also a store clerk at a number of retail outlets in the Medford area until her retirement. Dodie spent most of her free time volunteering at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital and Medford Curling Club.

 

MEMBER OF: American Legion Auxiliary in Butternut, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Medford and Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Judy (Dan) Liske of Stanley, Don (Paulette) Russell of North Pole, AK and Bette (Dave) Hager of Healy, AK
Step-Daughter: Marilyn “Mimi” Swankee of Phoenix

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Troy (Susan Callendar) Liske of Craig, AK, Craig (Karen Walne) Liske of Eden Prairie, MN, Shawna (Ryan) Ragan of Eagle River, AK, Ryan (Molly) Russell of Sun Prairie, WI, Rebecca (Togi Letuligasenoa) Russell of Fairbanks, AK, Kiana (Kristian) Swearingen of Seattle, WA, Kendel (Ray Zimmer) Bormann of Fairbanks, AK and Kane Bormann of Albuquerque, NM
Step-Grandchildren: Davida (Lucas) Stumpf of Kodiak, AK, Mark Hager of Whittier, AK, Debbie Swankee and Jackie Swankee both of Phoenix, AZ

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Luke Liske of Craig, AK, Jack and Henry Liske of Eden Prairie, MN, Cylin and Cohen Ragan of Eagle River, AK, Hank Russell of Sun Prairie, WI, Denali Swearingen of Seattle, WA and Irma Lee Zimmer of Fairbanks, AK
5 Step-Great-Grandchildren: Hannah, Emma, Elin, Johan Bohman of Craig, AK and Jason Swankee of Phoenix, AZ

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Nina (Raleigh “Lee”) Smart Fox of Iron River, WI
Brothers-In-Law: Norm Haegarl of Glidden, WI and John Linsmeyer of Butternut, WI
Sister-In-Law: Marion Russell of Butternut, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Evelyn (Arnold) Steiner, Carolyn (Edward) Klein, Myra Setterman Haegarl, Ray (Betty) Smart, Joseph (Cecilia) Smart, James (Bertha) Smart, Elaine (William) Peterson, Marion Kiley Linsmeyer, Betty (William -Jeanie) Timm, Howard “Jack” Russell

 

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph E. Smart

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ida A. Smart (Maiden Name: Wartgow)

 

PALLBEARERS: Troy and Craig Liske, Ryan and John Russell, Kane Bormann and Mark Hager

 

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


Irene Peachey, age 86, left this earth for heaven on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She had arrived on September 16, 1929 in a Kansas farmhouse to Rachel and Albert Nisly. Irene had four older siblings; William, Enos, Alvin and Susie. Later Ruth and Daniel joined the family. When Irene was seven, her family moved to Kalona, Iowa, and then on to Oregon several years later. Irene attended Eastern Mennonite College in Virginia and then went to teach at Belleville Mennonite School in Pennsylvania. There she met David Peachey and was married on August 26th, 1960. Being a dairy farmer’s wife for the next 33 years, with a relocation to Colby, Wisconsin, required barn chores, fieldwork and homemaking. They raised five children; Donnita, David married to Kathy, Sandra married to Randy, Jessica and Edwin married to Tracy. Irene has fifteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Four grandchildren preceded her in death. Her husband David died in 1993. She retired to North Carolina in 2004 to be near her family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed many good friendships, reading, studying the bible, watching birds and working in the garden or her flower beds. Irene was friendly and knew how to reach out to people in conversation and compassion.   Family and friends are welcome for a visitation from 10:00 until 11:30 AM on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby, WI. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 noon at the Colby Memorial Cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.   Online condolences may be offered at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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David "Dave" L. Pope


 

DAVID “DAVE” L. POPE

 

AGE: 56

 

ADDRESS: 506 E. Allman, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:40 AM Saturday, November 28 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family & Hope Hospice following a battle with the skin disease - erythroderma

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs and Rev. Dr. Jenny Mushel Wilson, David’s cousin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II at a later date

 

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1959 at Marshfield, WI

 

EDUCATION: Washington Elementary School, Medford, 1977 graduate of Medford Sr. High School, Associates degree from NTC in Wausau, Bachelor’s degree & Master’s degree in computer technology from UW-Stout, Menomonie

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: David was an Eagle Scout in his youth. While attending UW-Stout and following he worked in the information technology department at UW-Stout. He was a partner in D & D Tech, while residing in Menomonie & later Medford until ill health forced his retirement. He enjoyed computers, fishing, cooking, deer hunting, dogs, reading history & spending time at their cabin on Sackett’s Lake.

 

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford;
Past member of Medford Curling Club & Order of the Arrow Scout Troop

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Phyllis Pope of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Leon A. Pope

 

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given in honor of David to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Sharon M. McNamar


 

SHARON M. McNAMAR

 

AGE: 77

 

ADDRESS: N6398 Bunker Rd. Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:16 A.M. Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Sharon’s request there will be a private celebration of life service held at a later date.

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery at a later date.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 23, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan

 

EDUCATION: Graduated from Westboro High School in 1956

 

MARRIAGE: On November 17, 1956 in Rib Lake, Sharon married Jerry McNamar and he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: In 1954 Sharon’s family moved to the township of Westboro. After her marriage, Sharon and Jerry bought and managed a farm for 33 years; she then worked for Copps IGA in Medford for 3 years. Sharon then worked for B & B Engineering in Medford for 9 years. She enjoyed going for long walks, gardening, reading, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jerry McNamar of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bob (Renee) McNamar of Tomahawk, Allen (Ann) McNamar, Barb (Significant Other: John Sterr) Denzine, and Dale (Fiancée: Keva Schult) McNamar all of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 Grandsons and 1 Granddaughter

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7 Great-Grandsons

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Janet (Frank) Pawlowski of Weslaco, TX

 

BROTHER DECEASED: James Hollister

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank B. Hollister

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Hazel M. Mallory

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sharon’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Carmen R. Broeske


 

Carmen R. Broeske, age 89, of Abbotsford, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 30, 2015 at her home under the tender care of hospice.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  Vicar Don Bruce will officiate.  Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Friday at the church. 

  Carmen was born on November 12, 1926 in rural Abbotsford, the daughter of George and Emma (Ulrich) Schultz.  She attended Pickard School in the Town of Holton.  Carmen was united in marriage to Clyde L. Broeske on May 17, 1947 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Dorchester.  Together they farmed in the Town of Mayville for 60 years.  In 2006, they moved into Abbotsford.  

  Carmen was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was an active member of the Priscilla Guild.  She also was a member of the Mayville Homemaker's Club, a square dancing club, and was a member of many card clubs.  Carmen enjoyed quilting, traveling, including Branson, Hawaii and many bus trips and playing cards and games.  Most importantly, she had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior and was a loving mother and grandmother.  

  Carmen is survived by her five children:  Judith (Gary) Jicinsky of Marshfield, Susan (Dennis) Brost of Oak Creek, Gail (Lenis) Marcott of Abbotsford, Bryon (Tammey) Broeske of Dorchester and Dianne (Terry) Ludwig of Dorchester; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Broeske of Union Grove; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her sister, Martha Fischer of Colby and her brother, Clyde Schultz of Marshfield; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde in 2007; their son, Larry in 2015; seven brothers and sisters:  Lorna Schmeltzer, Lydia Friemund, Clarence Schultz, Wallace Schultz, Juanita Leichtnam, Cecilia Walhart and Myrtle Cole. 

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Leonard A. Kademan


 

Leonard A. Kademan, age 97, of Spencer, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at his home in Spencer under the tender care of hospice.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 3, 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 Thursday at the church. 

  Leonard was born on October 13, 1918 on the home farm in the Town of Green Grove, the son of Oscar and Flora (Johnson) Kademan.  He attended Woodland School in Clark County.  Leonard was united in marriage to Bernice Strade on November 4, 1939 at Curtiss Evangelical Reformed Church.      Leonard farmed for many years in the Town of Green Grove and moved to Spencer in 1972.  He worked for Wick Building Systems until retiring.  After retirement, Leonard did repair work and snow removal in the Spencer area.  He also took up baking cookies and thousands of them poured out of his kitchen.  Leonard was also known as the "gum" man as he handed out packs of gum to every child in church on Sunday.  Leonard loved his polka's and even took up dancing with Bernice.  

  Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 76 years, Bernice; three children:   Lois Block of Colby, Judy (Richard) Koplitz-Bunkelman of Wausau and Ken (Mary) Kademan of Marshfield; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grand-daughter. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren:  Scott Koplitz and Jill Block; two sons-in-law:  John Block and Marvin Koplitz; three brothers:  Clifford, Harvey and Dave and a sister, Elaine Seefluth.

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Carol M. Zinkowich


 

Carol M. Zinkowich, 82, Athens died Monday, November 30, 2015 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at the Hospice House, Wausau.

  She was born June 6, 1933 in the town of Goodrich, daughter of the late Henry and Elsie (Harmel) Bergmann. On September 12, 1953 she married John Zinkowich at Christ United Church, Athens. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2014.

  Carol was a homemaker who took great pride in raising her four children. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, tending to her flower beds, baking and cooking. In her earlier years she enjoyed snowmobiling and during the later years she and John enjoyed to travel. Carol enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Survivors include her four children, Sherry (Virgil) Kleinschmidt, Gleason, Glen (Mary Christianson) Zinkowich, Wisconsin Rapids, Bonnie (Gary) Osness, Merrill and Linda (Kevin) Schemenauer, Marathon; eight grandchildren, Heidi (Andrew) Ihn, Heather Kleinschmidt, John and Jason Zinkowich, Justin and Ben Osness and Jordyn and Collin Schemenauer; seven great-grandchildren, Devan, Cole, Lauryn, Elizabeth, Eli, Emily and Ethan as well as many nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Christ United Church, Athens. The Rev. Terry Hanson will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens Village Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com - See more at: http://www.petersonkraemer.com/obituary/Carol-M.-Zinkowich/Athens-WI/1567219#sthash.XueiuD2W.dpuf

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Marian Elizabeth Brager


 

Marian Elizabeth Brager, 89 of Gilman, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at

Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley. She was born on June 18, 1926, in
Colby-Clark County, the 8th of 12 children to the late William F. and Rosa L.
(Winkler) Neuhaus. She grew up in Augusta and moved with her family to
Neillsville.  After graduating from Neillsville High School in 1945 she moved to
Milwaukee where she completed comptometer training and was employed as
a comptometer operator.
Marian married Kenneth C. Brager on June 18, 1947 in Milwaukee. The
couple resided in Oshkosh as Ken attended UW-Oshkosh and then they
moved to River Falls where Ken attended UW-River Falls, finishing his four
year teaching degree in agriculture in 1951.  Ken's teaching career began at
the former Hannibal High School where he had taught from 1951 to 1954.  He
then taught one year at Abbottsford High School before accepting a teaching
position at Gilman High School where he taught 28 years prior to his
retirement in 1984.
Ken headed up the renovation of the Perkinstown Winter Sports Area,
organized Gilman High School students in operation of the sports area and
managed it from 1952 -1979 and again from 1984-1989.  Marian managed
and operated food concession sales at the sports area during that time.
Marian was a 4-H Leader for the Poplar Grove 4-H Club for many years. She
was a longtime member of the Gilman Lioness Club and the Gilman Red Hat
Society.
Marian and Ken were members of the Taylor-Clark County Beekeepers
Association and the Chippewa-Eau Claire County Beekeepers Association. 
She was a longtime member of the Gilman Presbyterian Church and later the
New Hope Presbyterian Church-Hannibal.  During this time she served in
many capacities: Church Elder, Sunday School Teacher and Presbyterian
Ladies Aid.  Marian was passionate about birds and was a founding member
of the Chequamegon Bird Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Douglas) Hughes of Owatonna,
MN, four sons Larry, Dennis, and David all of Gilman, and Steven (Patricia)
of Arlington, WA; three grandchildren, Kenneth (Melissa) of Arlington, WA,
and Josh Hughes and Olivia Hughes of Owatonna, MN; 3
great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Afije and Thayer; two brothers, Arnold Neuhaus
of Milwaukee and William (Violet) Neuhaus of St. Paul, MN and one sister,
Mildred (John) Conard of Alexandria, MN. She was preceded in death by her
husband-Kenneth, her parents and brothers, Robert, Sam, Victor, Calvin,
Paul and Art and sisters, Dorothy Kaiser and Rose Peasley.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, December 4, 2015 at New
Hope Presbyterian Church-Hannibal with Pastor Barry Boyer officiating.
Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery-Gilman. Visitation will be from 4
until 7 PM on Thursday at the Gilman Funeral Home and one hour prior to
services Friday at the Church.

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