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James D. Massie


 

James D. Massie passed away suddenly on January 25, 2016 in Medford, WI. A memorial service will be held February 5, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, WI. Friends and Family are welcome 1 PM until the time of the service on Friday February 5 for a visitation.  

  James is the son of Gordon and Catherine ( Flaggler) Massie, born in Whitewater, WI on April 29, 1939 and on December 20, 1969 James married Linda Hickey in Sturtevant, WI.   James worked  for Chrysler Motors in Kenosha for 30 years, and retired in 1988.  In 1997 James and Linda moved to Lublin, where they reside today.

  James had many interests including fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren, traveling with his wife, playing bingo and slot machines, and camping with the Quarter Barrel Campers. James also enjoyed sitting and watching nature from his front porch.  He was a avid Packer fan never missed a game. 

  James is leaving behind his loving wife of 46 years: Linda; five children: Kevin (Deb) Massie of Burlington, Jackie Lopez of Kenosha, Brian (Connie) Massie of Kenosha, Christopher (Jodi) Massie of Salem, and Wendy Massie of Owen, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a mother-in-law; Marge Massie.  He is further survived by 6 brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews.  He will be missed dearly.

  James is preceded in death by his daughter: Theresa and son: Brett; his parents, three brothers: Rick, Steven, and Ray; a sister: Cindy Massie, Father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Odetta Hickey.   

  The family would like to thank the Gilman Ambulance and the Lublin First Responders for their compassionate assistance with James.

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Kay Ann Seidel


 

Kay Ann Seidel 52, of Dorchester, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Kay was born on August 17, 1963, the daughter of Donald and Birthe “Bea” (Pedersen) Seidel at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She attended Dorchester Elementary School and was a 1982 graduate of Colby High School. She was disabled most of her life and stayed at home.
  Kay loved spending time with family and her dog; Buddy and also loved to bake. She was an avid collector of tea pots.
  Kay is survived by her father: Don Seidel of Dorchester, siblings; Anni (Mark) Bunkelman, Linda Holmes, Karen (Jeff) Willingham, William (Chris) Seidel and Kristy Snow and further survived by her faithful companion; Buddy and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother; Birthe “Bea” Seidel on June 30, 2014
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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JoAnne M. Plooy


 

  JoAnne M. Plooy, Medford, passed away at the age of 73, in her home, surrounded by her children on Friday, January 22, 2016 under the care of Hope Hospice.

  She was born on January 30, 1942 in Modesto, Cal. to the late Joseph and Mary Peralta. After graduating from Modesto High School, she married the love of her life, Henry W. Plooy on October 17, 1959 in Modesto. Together they owned several farms in California, before moving to Wisconsin in 1984 to start another family farm. She thoroughly enjoyed her job as a farmer's wife and housewife for 45 years.

  JoAnne was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens and a member of the St. Anthony PCCW. She also enjoyed singing and was a member of the choir at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marathon.

  JoAnne had a great love for life and for those less fortunate. She and her late husband, Henry, had a strong belief in the support of St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Along with her faith and prayer life, JoAnne loved quilting, sewing, camping, baking and volunteering for those who were in need. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, traveling and spending time with her 15 grandchildren.

  She is survived by her six children, Sherri (Bill) Boer, Oakdale, Cal., Henry Plooy Jr., Medford, Michael (Cheri) Plooy, Medford, Heidi (Scott) Brandner, Medford, Robert (Aeron) Plooy, Troutman, North Carolina and Carrie (Rob) Seidel, Stetsonville, along with 15 grandchildren, Heidi (Micah) Kalscheur, San Francisco, Cal., Garrett and Erica Plooy, Medford, Leah and Paden Boer, Oakdale, Cal., Madalynn (Cody) Baker, Modesto, Cal., Steven, Elizabeth, Kristen and Alyssa Brandner, Medford and Meredith, Francine, Vincent, Anthony and Greta Seidel, Medford. Also surviving is two sisters, Mary Lou (Ronald) Shearer, Turlock, Cal. and Judy (David) Fletcher, Modesto, Cal.

  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry W. Plooy; her parents, Joseph and Mary Peralta; and one brother, Paul Peralta.

  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham and Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. There will be a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Henry Plooy Jr., Michael Plooy, Scott Brandner, Rob Seidel, Bill Boer and Garrett Plooy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to JoAnne's family to be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford and St. Anthony Catholic School in Athens.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
 

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Marjorie E. Witt


 

Marjorie E. Witt, age 88, of Abbotsford, passed away on January 25, 2016 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield with her loving family at her side under the tender care of hospice.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  Vicar Don Bruce will officiate.  Inurnment will be held at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

 

  She was born on September 12, 1927 in Little Black, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Nelson) Mildbrand. She was united in marriage to Julius Theodore Karl Witt on June 9, 1951 in Dorchester, Wisconsin. Together they had four children that she unselfishly dotted on.  Marjorie was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.  Most important to Marjorie, was her family and children.

 

  Marjorie received her teacher’s degree from the University of Stevens Point, and taught children for many years. She taught one year at Midway one-room School, three years at the Curtiss School house, and 21 years for Athens Junior High.  Because of her love for teaching, Marjorie received an award from MAREA association.  Marjorie also  loved watching and feeding birds.  She was a member for the Chequamegon Bird Club, Abbotsford book club and the Retired Teachers.

 

  Their home was always open to family and friends and her passion was cooking and baking.  You never left her home hungry.  Marjorie will be remembered for her Chicken Dumpling soup, that her family looked forward to eating.  She also loved gardening and canning the fruits of her labor.

 

  Marjorie is survived by her four children:  David (Ursula) Witt, Donald (Cathy) Witt, Shirley (Scott) Joswiak and Janice (Roger) McCambridge; two brothers: Jim Mildbrand and John “Jack” Mildbrand. She also is survived by her 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Julius; and three sisters: Arlene Smith, Grace Pribbnow, and Judy Howard.

 

  In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials to the House of the Dove in Marshfield. 

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Raymond "Ray" A. Schimon


 

RAYMOND “RAY” A. SCHIMON

 

AGE: 79

 

ADDRESS: N3217 Lemke Drive, Medford; A Township of Goodrich resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:55 AM Monday, January 25, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Township of Molitor at a later date

 

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

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1936 at Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: Chicago, IL elementary schools, graduate of Lane Technical High School, Chicago, IL

 

MARRIAGE: February 3, 1971 at Upper Michigan to Frances “Fran” D. Coates and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked lifelong with autos. He resided in Chicago where he taught auto mechanics and also worked at Western Electric until moving to the Town of Goodrich in 1971. There he farmed and owned/operated Schimon’s Goodrich Auto Body until retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his family, carpentry work, gardening and being outdoors.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Frances “Fran” D. Schimon of Goodrich

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brad (Marie) Schimon & Mary Hessefort both of Goodrich, Randy (Linda) Schimon of Tacoma, WA, Kenneth (Madeleine) Schimon of Graham, WA, Terry (Rhonda) Schimon of University Place, WA & Cindy (Steve) DeLand of Puyallup, WA

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-Jeffery Schimon in 2010; Son-in-law: James Hessefort in 2009

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ronald Schimon of Medford & Rejean Schimon of Chicago, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert & Richard Schimon

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Schimon

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Devooght

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Jerry Albamonte; Active – Brad, Randy, Kenneth & Terry Schimon

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Kathleen "Kathy" B. Kaae


 

KATHLEEN “KATHY” B. KAAE

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: Ogema, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Rib Lake surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Larry Etten

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in the spring of 2016 at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 1, 1931 in Antigo, WI

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: Riley Campbell and he preceded her in death. 2nd: James J. Kaae and he preceded her in death

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Kathy worked in a rodeo in Spooner for a period of time. She then worked at a candy factory in Waukegan for a period of time. Kathy then worked in the produce fields in Kenosha. Kathy was a loving mother. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, fishing, camping, bird watching, sewing, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the N.R.A.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Terry (Pam) Campbell, Debra (Steve) Drigot, Gwen Mason all of Kenosha, Denise Green of Stetsonville, Rebekah (William) Olson of Rib Lake, Jamie (Significant Other: Wanda Neuman) Kaae of Ogema, Dana (Zoey) Kaae of Wichita, Kansas, and Kathy (Boyfriend: Paul) Klinkhammer of Kenosha

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Dennis Campbell, Dagmar Kaae and Pamela Hubbard
Son-in-Law: Orson Mason

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters and 2 Brothers

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Sisters and 1 Brother


DECEASED FATHER: Otis Barnett

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frannie Barnett

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Darlene C. Gordon


DARLENE C GORDON Age 76

Died Monday January 25, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford surrounded by family and under the care of Asera Care Hospice.
  Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Saturday January 30, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 420 Lincoln,  Medford, WI 54451 with Pastor James Krueger officiating.  Visitation will be from 9am until the time of service at the church.
  Born May 29, 1939 in the city of Medford to George and Bertha (Klein) Bartelt. 
  Education:  Graduate of Rib Lake High School
  Married in 1959, moved to the Milwaukee area and later divorced.
  Principle Life Events:  Darlene had several different occupations, but was most proud of the in home daycare she ran for more than 20 years.  Besides children, she enjoyed country music, sewing, playing cards, making crafts and spending time with family.
  Surviving Children:  Ronald (Tammie) Gordon of Oak Creek, Kitty (Fred) Ebert of Medford, daughter in law Susan Gordon of Jacksonville, FL. 7 grand children and 7 great grand children.
  Surviving siblings:  Melvin Bartelt of Sussex, Harold Bartelt of Medford, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Rib Lake, Bernard (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin, Brother in law John Klimeck of Medford
  Preceded in death by her parents, her son Dean Gordon, brother Donald Bartelt, sisters Ethel Klimeck and Phyllis Bartelt, sister in laws Mary and Francis Bartelt
  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Darlene’s family to be donated to Diabetes and Alzheimers research.
 

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Norman C. Meinke


 

Norman C. Meinke, age 81, of Stetsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehabilitation in Medford.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church. 

  Norman was born on January 28, 1934, the son of Carl and Esther (Werth) Meinke.  He graduated from Colby High School.  Norman farmed on the home farm in the Town of Hull, Marathon County.

  Norman was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  He enjoyed playing dartball and bowling.  Norman also enjoyed gardening, including his prize raspberries, blackberries and sweet corn.

  Norman is survived by his sister, Gertrude "Trudy" (John) Alexander of Medford and half-brother, Frank Hass of LaCrosse.  He is further survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his half-sisters: Erna Smith and Ella Rapp and half-brothers:  Roland Hass, Rueben Hass and Elmer Meinke.

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Joseph "Joe" H. Deml


 

JOSEPH “JOE” H. DEML

 

AGE: 88

 

ADDRESS: 258 Vincent, Medford; A former Town of Molitor resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:43 PM Sunday, January 24 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where he had been a patient for 1 day

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, January 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Father Frederick Brost

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Town of Molitor at a later date

 

VISITATION: Friday, January 29 from 9:45 AM until the time of services at 11 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 29, 1927 at the Town of Medford

 

EDUCATION: Thielke Elementary School, Town of Medford and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: May 1, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Mary Jane Johnson

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army Veteran and later joined the Medford National Guard. He managed the Medford Co-op Hardware Store for 34 years until retirement in 1989. At that time they moved from the City of Medford to Sackett Lake in the Town of Molitor where they resided until recently moving back to the City of Medford. For 15 years they spent their winters at their home in the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas. He enjoyed hunting & fishing, also doing craft work.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Catholic Knights of Columbus, West Side Trailwinders Snowmobile Club, a charter member & officer of the Sackett Lake Association, was president of the Royal Rough Riders riding club for many years.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary Jane Deml of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daniel (Ann) Deml of N. Fort Myers, FL, Mark (Linda) Deml of Medford & Jane (Kevin) Stuessy of Minnetonka, MN

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Sadie Deml Hamill of Eau Claire, Josh & Hana Stuessy of Minnetonka, MN & 3 Step-Grandchldren GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Henry (Pat) & Raymond (Janet) Deml both of Medford; Sisters – Agnes Robida of Stetsonville & Mary (Floyd) Emmerich of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Andrew & Jerome Deml, Madlin Kulig

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Deml

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Ertl) Deml

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to Holy Rosary School Endowment Fund, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Inez Loertscher


 

Inez Loertscher, age 102 1/2, of Medford died January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Inez was born June 21, 1913 in Park Falls, WI to Albert and Lena (Gamper) Amo. They moved to Medford in 1913.
  She attended the former Fairfield school in the town of Browning and graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1932 and from the former Taylor County Normal School in 1933.
  She married Edwin Loertscher on September 26, 1933. They farmed in the town of Medford. Edwin preceded her in death on March 28, 1987.
  Inez was employed from 1963-1964 as a cook in the Medford Senior High School cafeteria and from 1965 to her retirement in 1978 as a cook in the Holy Rosary School Cafeteria.
  She was a member of the Ladies of Holy Rosary, the former G.U.G., the ladies auxiliary of the Chelsea Conservation Club, treasurer of the Chelsea Conservation Club, and the leader of the Cloverleaf 4-H for 8 years.
  She is survived by 4 daughters, Joan Brintnall of Rochester, MN, Carol Gosse of Medford, Janice (Robert) Werner of Marshfield, Jean (Doug) Thomas of Marshfield; 3 sons, Allyn (Lucy) Loertscher of Medford, Valgene (Judy) of Lac du Flambeau and Ronald (Ailene) of Unity; 20 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Great Grandchild, and 1 sister, Norma Riegert of Medford.
  In addition to her Parents and Husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Harlyn, age 8, a daughter, Gloria, age 15, 5 sisters, Fern Werner, Odile Wollum, Edith (Tootie) Engle, Lucille Etten, Mae Perkin; 1 brother; Jim Amo and a grandson, Dan Valli, age 19.
  She enjoyed gardening, needle craft, making quilts, playing Sheephead, playing marbles, but above all, she loved to visit with her family and friends. In April 2015, she was proud to be a part of a six generation gathering.

  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held 5-7:00 PM Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 PM., visitation also at 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be 6 grandsons, and the remaining 14 Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

  Memorial donations in honor of Inez may be given to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Alvina Maldonis


 

Alvina Maldonis, age 95 of Plymouth, IN formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Culver, IN. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester. Interment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Alvina was born on February 29, 1920, the daughter of Charles and Nona (Nichols) Buchholz in Unity, WI. She attended Forest Grove Elementary School in the town of Holway and was a graduate of Owen High School. She worked in Chicago for a number of years and then came home to marry John Maldonis on August 2, 1941 in Curtiss. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2004. Together they farmed in the Township of Holway until 1980, moving to the Village of Dorchester. She was a lifelong resident of Wisconsin before moving to Indiana in 2005, to be close to her daughter.
  Alvina loved to read, knit, crochet and sew. She had a green thumb, especially with house plants (her favorite was african violets). Most importantly she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and valued her family. Alvina was the foods and nutrition leader for the Pine Creek 4H Club in Holway for many years and later served as general leader of that same club as well as serving on the Taylor County 4H council.
  Alvina is survived by her daughter: Patricia Ann (John) Thieling of Plymouth, IN, grandchildren: Amy Thieling, Jennifer (Travis) Stout, Erik (Heather) Thieling, Kristin (Lou) Thieling-DiRico and great-grandchildren: Jared Thieling, Caden Stout, Brennan Stout, Harrison Thieling and Zoe DiRico. She is further survived by her sister: Fern (Don) Madden of Winchester, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  She was preceded in death by her husband; John; her parents; four siblings: Evelyn Daniels, Warren Buchholz, Robert Buchholz and Karl Buchholz.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Ronald "Putts" Graffunder


Ronald "Putts" Graffunder passed January 19, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Abbotsford.  Per his request, there will only be a private memorial.
  Putts is survived by his wife: Carol, sons: Brad (Jackie) and Shane (Traci); grandchildren: Sara and Treyton; sisters: Jan (Don) Langteau and Deb (Rick) Berry, brother-in-law: Harold (Charmaine) Amacher, and sister-in-law: Joyce Graffunder.
  Putts is preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, and brothers.

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Jane M. Meschefske


 

JANE M. MESCHEFSKE

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Holway

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1926 in the Township of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Jane attended Medford Area Schools and was a 1944 graduate of Medford Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: October 10, 1945 to Leroy Hanson and they were later divorced. 2nd: October 27, 1979 in Holway to John Meschefske and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Jane moved to Milwaukee for a period of time before being called home to help raise her brothers and sisters after the untimely death of her mother. She then owned and operated a dairy farm for 25 years while raising her 8 children. When her children reached adulthood, Jane went back to school to become a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She worked at Medford Memorial Hospital as a CNA for a number of years until going to work at the Clark County Health Center in Owen until her retirement. Jane loved gardening, sewing, baking, listening to concertina and country music, dancing, playing cards with her church ladies and spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sharon (Mike) Gilles of Wausau, Dennis Hanson and Donald (Gail) Hanson of Owen, Sandra (Dick) Simonson of Colby, Nancy (Dan) Sova of Hewitt, Debra (Pete White) Gaffney and Rick Hanson of Medford
Son-in-Law: Robin Neuenfeldt of Dorchester
Step-Children: Nancy (Daniel) Biersack of Oconomowoc, Larry Meschefske of Loyal, Daniel (Linda) Meschefske of Wausau, Merilee Meschefske of Columbia, Tenn. and Carolyn (Brad) Tenhoff of Bradenton, Fla.

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Tammy (Hanson) Neuenfeldt, Son-in-Law: Gary Gaffney, Granddaughters: Crystal & Casy Hanson

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18 & 3 Step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 27 & 6 Step

 

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Anna Boxrucker of Owen, Sam Nelson of Willard, Dale (Gloria) Nelson of Cudahy, Sisters-in-Law: Joyce Chmielewski of Mequon and Marge Nelson of Chilton

 

BROTHER/SISTER DECEASED: Roger Nelson and Grace Nelson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Arnold L. Nelson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Olson

 

URNBEARER: Rick Hanson

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Jane’s family to be designated at a later date to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in the Township of Holway
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Edna S. Thornton


 

Edna S. Thornton passed away at the age of 99 on January 13, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford, Wisconsin where she had resided for the past six years. Edna was born in Bronx, NY in 1916 to Adolph and Josephine Steinbrecher. She was educated in Catholic schools there, eventually graduating from Hunter College in 1935. Following the death of her father in 1932, she lived with, and later cared for, her mother until she passed in 1987. Edna married the love of her life, Paul R. Thornton Jr., in 1938 in New York City where they lived until the war broke out. During the war, Paul was commissioned a Lt. Commander in the US Navy, and the family moved to Pasadena, California. During these years, Edna was employed at Cal Tech doing mathematical research on the Manhattan Project.

  When the war ended, the family returned to the suburban New York City area, bought a house in Yonkers, and started a family. Paul 3rd was born in 1946, followed by Peter in 1949. Edna was a homemaker during the 1950s, performing community and charity work, most notably serving as the President of the Westchester County Easter Seals Society. She returned to the workforce in 1960 when she was employed as the supervisor in the Nestles home office's test kitchen in White Plains, NY.       Several years later she was employed as an administrative assistant to physicists doing research at Columbia University's Nevis Laboratories in Irvington, NY. While employed there, she completed studies at Columbia, later earning a Master’s Degree in Administration. She was eventually appointed as an officer of Columbia, serving as Administrative Assistant to the President of the University. She held this position until her retirement in 1982.

  She then moved to the family's summer home on beautiful Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine, with her mother, her husband having passed away unexpectedly in 1969. Her years in Maine were again spent doing work for the community. She served on the Bridgton Hospital and Bridgton Library Boards. She was instrumental in helping to start up and operate the Bridgton Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop. While on the Library Board she was instrumental in fundraising events that helped modernize the building and make it more accessible. She was a regular, long-time, and ardent member of a local reading club, the Book Bags. She was also a supporter of various area arts associations. She regularly hosted visiting musicians in her home who came to play with the Sebago-Long Lake Chamber Music Festival during the summer months. She also traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe.

  Ill health forced Edna to move finally to Wisconsin in 2003 to be close to her son, Paul, who arranged cancer care for her at the Marshfield Clinic. In 2008, she was declared cured of her second and third bouts with cancer. Through all of her cancer fights (her first bout with breast cancer occurred in 1966), she remained brave and determined. She always proclaimed her trust in "the power of prayer", and her strong Catholic faith always carried her through. That strength proved to be a model for many people over the years.

  Edna is survived by son Paul (Elise), Rib Lake, Wisconsin; son Peter (Linda), Bronxville, NY; grandson Criterion, Brooklyn, NY; granddaughter Genevieve (Grey) Baker, New York City, and their twins, great grandchildren Fleur and Brittin; and granddaughter Ramona (Jeffrey) Thornton and their son, great grandson Oliver of Wales, Wisconsin.

  A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 424 W. Cedar St., Medford, WI 54451. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM at the church, that same day. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery, Yonkers, NY at a later date. Hemer Funeral Service, Medford, WI serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to either St. Joseph’s Church or Bridgton Public Library both of Bridgton, ME

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Frieda M. Podevels


 

Frieda M. Podevels, age 89, of Medford, formerly of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at her residence with her loving daughter, Karla, and son, Cary, by her side, with the support of hospice.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church in the Town of Frankfort.  Rev. Jeff Tarras will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome one hour before the service at the church for a visitation. 


Frieda was born on July 18, 1926, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Prohaska) Podevels.  She was united in marriage to Harold Podevels on May 31, 1947 at Peace Lutheran Church.  He preceded her in death on May 26, 2010.  Frieda was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and was actively involved in the ladies aid at the church. 

 

Frieda had many interests in life.  She was a avid gardener, and would enjoy canning the fruits of her labor.  She also liked to sew and make quilts at her church for others.  Her and Harold would cherish those times camping with their family, traveling, and playing board games/cards.  Frieda loved animals especially, cats, dogs, and birds.

 

Frieda is survived by four children:  Dean Podevels of Reesdburg, Barb Robinson of Prescott Valley, AZ, Karla Podevels of Medford, and Cary Podevels of Stetsonville; three grandchildren: Eric Podevels of MN, Angela Podevels of Lacrosse, and Andrew (Dr. Elizabeth Breuer) Podevels of VT.  She is further survived by a great-grandchild: Ian Podevels.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; an infant granddaugher: Ella Katherine, four sisters: Annie, Minnie, Edna, and Helen, and a brother.

 

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Enid Viola Blomberg


 

Enid Viola Blomberg age 103 and longtime resident of Ogema, died Jan. 10, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford where she had resided since 2006.

  She was born to Emil and Ellen (Johnson) Carlson on October 5, 1912 at their home north of Ogema.   She attended Larkin Grade School, Prentice High School, and Teacher’s College in Phillips. In addition, she took correspondence classes from the Federal School of Art, Minneapolis, and attended teaching classes at Superior State College.
  Prior to marriage, Enid taught at Sunnyside, Norlin, and Prentice High Schools and after, was a substitute in the Ogema and Prentice Schools for many years. She has always been remembered fondly by her former students.
  October 26, 1940, Enid was united in marriage to Henry C. Blomberg at the Methodist Church in Tomahawk. They lived there a short time before moving back to Ogema and purchasing a home just south of town. Here they lived the majority of their lives and raised their 3 children. In 2002 they moved to Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford.

  She was a life time member of the Ogema Baptist Church, taught GMG (Girl’s Missionary Guild), and attended Ladies Aid. She also was a Lady Lion.

  Many summer days were spent at the family’s Stone Lake cottages relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the lake and surroundings.
  Enid was a gifted artist who especially loved to paint the beautiful innocent faces of children. Students, friends, and family members loved Enid’s talent and enjoyed viewing the varied subjects of her paintings.
  Enid is survived by one son, C. Neil (Joanna), Appleton, WI., 2 daughters, Susan (Gary) Siebert, Ogema, Barbara Carroll and friend John Nelson, Medford, grandchildren Annika (Michael) Graif and their children Henry and Oren, Minnetonka, MN., Erik Blomberg, Minneapolis, MN., Derek (Tammy) Carroll and son Oliver, Eau Claire, and many nieces and nephews.

  Enid was preceded in death by her husband Henry, son-in-law Albert Carroll, sisters Dorothy (Jim) Bruner, Bernice (Russell) Mattson, and brother, Herbert (Lucille) Carlson.
  The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab for their care and compassion during Enid’s last days and a special thank you to R.N.’s, Shannon and Donna.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ogema Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 16 with Pastor Rodney Price officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. up to the time of the service. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Attending Pallbearers will be Gary Siebert, John Nelson, Jim Bruner, David Mattson, Robert Mattson, and Eugene Carlson. Memorial donations in honor of Enid may given to her family, for designation at a later date.

  Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Milan G. Czarnezki


 

MILAN G. CZARNEZKI

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: 604 Gibson, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:31 PM Sunday, January 10 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, January 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Fr. Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:45 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, January 15

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1926 at the Township of Hammel

 

EDUCATION: attended Cleveland Elementary School, Town of Hammel and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 2, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Lila Mae Retterath and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked in the grain fields in Montana for a period of time & farmed in the Town of Hammel for 7 years. He then worked for the USDA as a soil conservation technician from 1957-1986 when he retired. He also did carpenter work for several years. In retirement, he enjoyed his time working in the woods, maintained a Christmas tree plantation, enjoyed cooking maple syrup, fishing and bow/gun hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren who brought him much happiness.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Catholic Knights of Columbus (Treasurer); He served on the Taylor Credit Union board for 32 years. He also served on the boards of Hope Hospice, Centennial Apartments (Past President), original member of the Town & Country Dairy Breakfast committee, and member of the Association of Retired Conservationists.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lila M. Czarnezki of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jim (Cas) Czarnezki of Hendersonville, NC, Gary Czarnezki of Medford, John (Nancy) Czarnezki of Rib Lake, Cheryl (John) Bach of Medford, Joanne (Perry) Wolf of Athens

CHILDREN DECEASED: Great-Grandchildren – Tori Jean Czarnezki, Ethan Ryan Czarnezki, Aaron John Czarnezki

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dorothy Wesle of Medford, Jack (Arlene) Czarnezki of Milwaukee &
Sister–in-law: Bernice Czarnezki of Milwaukee

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gerald, Vernon & Sister Elaine Czarnezki, Marie Strebig

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Czarnezki, Jr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma (Federspiel) Czarnezki

 

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

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Grace M. Paul


 

GRACE M. PAUL

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: 780 S. Gibson, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:50 AM Sunday, January 10 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 29 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, January 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:45 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 14

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 5, 1925 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools and was a 1942 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: February 16, 1944 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Vernon Paul and he preceded her in death April 9, 1989; 2nd: October 10, 2010 at Medford to Richard Clarkson & he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: A lifelong Medford resident, after her education, she worked at Dake Studio, in 1943 worked at Heimerl’s Variety Store and later Hoffman’s Ben Franklin Store for periods of time. She was active in Boy Scouting activities as a den mother from 1952 to 1965. She enjoyed dancing, camping & spending time with her grandchildren/great-grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & was a past member of the Ladies of Holy Rosary

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Richard Clarkson of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Roger Paul of Hubertus, WI, Bruce Paul of Stetsonville, Lee (Karen) Paul of Medford and Tammy (Dennis) Frey of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Ellyn Paul

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10 & 3 step-grandchildren

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Doris Schmidt of Wisconsin Rapids

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Arthur & Earl Wegerer, Florence Metroz, Matilda Jakel

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Wegerer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Werhand) Wegerer

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Chrissy Powell, Melissa Kauffman, Mike, Marc & Russell Paul, Brandon Frey

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

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Daniel W. Romanowski


 

Daniel W. Romanowski, 52 of Stanley, died in a farming accident on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Survivors Include: his wife of 36 years, Barbara, three children, Dustin (Sheryl) Romanowski of Thorp, Brian Romanowski and Sarah (Dustin Westaby) Romanowski both at home, four grandchildren, Lily, Luke, Brantley and Kaysen, his parents, Ron and Judy Romanowski of Gilman, his paternal Grandmother, Dorothy Baldeschwiler of Chippewa Falls and two brothers, Paul (Lisa) Romanowski of Elk Mound and Peter (Connie) Romanowski of Holmen


Funeral services will be at 11AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadowbrook Cemetery-Gilman. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday at the Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley with a 7:30 rosary. Visitation will continue Wednesday at the church in Gilman one hour prior to services.

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Faith "Tinker" Olson


Faith "Tinker" Olson, age 56, of Antlers, OK, formerly of Owen-Withee and Colby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Eau Claire.  A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Community Alliance Church in Withee.  Rev. Dylan Valliere will officiate.  Friends and family are welcome one hour prior to the service at the church for a visitation.

  Faith was born on July 12, 1959 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Bernette Brown.  She graduated from Colby High School in 1977.  Faith worked as a Psych Tech at Clark County Health Care Center for many years.  She was united in marriage to Jim Newell on January 30, 2003 in Las Vegas.  

  Faith enjoyed shooting pool, puzzles, traveling, ghost hunting and decorating for holidays and the different seasons.  She also loved animals.  Most importantly she loved being with her family and caring for and interacting with her grandchildren.

  Faith is survived by her loving husband, Jim of Antlers, OK; four children:  Selena Olson of Tainter Lake, Angela Olson of Antlers, OK, Jaclene Newell of Withee and Derek Newell of Lake Hallie; her step-daughter, Jaime (Drew) Baker of Monticello; six grandchildren:  Sawyer, Wesley, Spencer, Flynn, Quinn and Rigyn.  She is further survived by her brother, Bill Murks (fiancé, Kelly) of Owen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernette and her grandmother, Deloris Kara.

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Richard "Dick" L. Hartman


 

RICHARD “DICK” L. HARTMAN

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, January 07, 2016 at Aspirus Care & Rehab in Medford surrounded by his loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 27, 1939 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Dick attended Holy Rosary Catholic Schools in Medford

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Dick worked at various farms in the area for a while. He then worked for Midwest Silo in Medford until they closed. Dick then worked for the City of Medford for a period of time before going to work for Black River Industries until ill health forced his retirement. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Packers and he was a passionate bowler.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Special Olympics

 

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Don (Diann) Hartman of Medford, Nancy (Jamie) Doberstein of Withee and Barbara (Robert) Gonnering of Curtiss

Dick is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other family and friends

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: RuthAnn Scott

 

DECEASED FATHER: Raymond J. Hartman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ann M. Hanel

 

URNBEARER: Skyler Hartman

 

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

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Dorothy V. Sharer


 

Dorothy V. Scharer, 92, of Rib Lake, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford, and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

  Dorothy was born July 9, 1923 in Monroe, Wisconsin to George and Edith (Kundert) Koehner. She graduated from Monroe High School. She married Galen R. Scharer on October 26, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her death on August 15, 2013.
  Dorothy is survived by her Children: Debbie (Mike) Turner of Rib Lake, and Dr. Galen (Annmarie Gallenberger) Scharer II of Wausau, Grandchildren: Char Ann Sutherlin, Kimberly Lindholm, Dr. Justin (Tina) Scharer, Dr. Brandon (Christy) Scharer and Dr. Nathan (Krista) Scharer, and 9 Great Grandchildren.
  She is also preceded in death by her Parents, and several siblings.
  When Dorothy was younger, she enjoyed dancing and golfing and was the President at Meadowview Country Club in Owen. She helped with the Girl Scouts of America. She was a member and very active in the Alter Guild at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Owen. She was very active in her Children’s and Grandchildren’s lives, and loved them dearly.
  She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Worthy Matron of The Eastern Star, Twentieth Century Club, PTA in Owen, Active Member of the Women’s Auxiliary of The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, and The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Association.
  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday January 9, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Private burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dorothy may be given to her family, for designation at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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David A. Williams


 David A. Williams, 56 of Jump River, died Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after a long struggle with cancer

Survivors Include:
his wife, Roxie of Jump River, three children, Amber Williams of Eau Claire, Mandy (Kyle) Owens of Rice Lake and Lukas (Britany Manley) Williams of Cadott, two grandchildren, Mason and Kendra Owens, three brothers, Hugh (Pat) Williams of Cheyenne, WY, Danny Williams of Jump River and LeRoy (Rhonda) Williams of Fort Collins, CO and one sister, Karen Sedlachek of Jump River

SERVICES WILL BE HELD
7PM on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Gilman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 PM. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mt. Nebo Cemetery-Jump River

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Martha A. "Mickie" Zuber


     MARTHA A. "MICKIE" ZUBER, age 80, a long time resident of Lublin, WI, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015 at Linden Grove Nursing Home, in Waukesha, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin.  Rev. Marion Talaga will officiate and burial of cremains will follow in the parish cemetery.
     Martha Ann Fryza was born in Illinois on February 27, 1935, to John and Verna (Konczak) Fryza.  Mickie was the loving wife of Frank Zuber for 63 years.  Mickie always had a smile on her face, and loved her family and the farm in Lublin, where she and Frank raised their children.  She loved the holidays and sharing her home with those she loved. She will be greatly missed.
     She is survived by her children:  Rena Zuber, Debbie Sweet and Brian (Tara) Zuber; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen.
     She is welcomed to her eternal home by her husband, Frank, who preceded her on September 2, 2015;  her son, Bruce Zuber, on April 8, 2014; her parents; three brothers and one sister. 
     In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks for donations to be made to the activities department at Linden Grove Nursing Home, in Waukesha.
     Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
     Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Edward O. Langteau


EDWARD O. LANGTEAU

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford; A former Town of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:15 PM Friday, January 1 at Golden Living-Continental Manor, Abbotsford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion Post #519

 

OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Black following memorial services at the church

VISITATION: At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville from 10 AM until 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 7; At 12 noon a funeral luncheon will take place at church, prior to the memorial services at 1:00 PM

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1925 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville area elementary schools & attended Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 2, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Alice M. Hana and she preceded him in death March 28, 1993

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from November 1945 until December of 1946. They farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for many years. While farming he worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford until retirement in 1987, and he also served as Union President for a period of time. He served on the Family Dairy USA board of directors for a period of time. He resided in Abbotsford from 2006 until moving to Dorchester in 2015and later Golden Living-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. He enjoyed fishing and anything/everything to do with polka music. He recently went on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in 2014.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville; Lifetime member of Boxrucker Berry Legion Post #519, Stetsonville where he served as post commander from 1954-55 & 1984-92. He was the American Legion 11th District Commander & Chaplin from 1978-80. American Legion State Children & Youth Chairman from 1981-82.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Kathy) Langteau of Stetsonville & Phillip (Vicky) Langteau of Oregon, WI

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Tiffany Langteau in 2012

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Lloyd Langteau

 

DECEASED FATHER: Oral Eugene Langteau

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Cora J. Reinhardt

 

URNBEARER: Son – Steve Langteau

 

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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Esther Sophia Zelma Umlauft


 

Esther Sophia Zelma Umlauft, age 94, of Dorchester, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate.  Interment will be held in Dorchester Memorial .  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church. 

 

Esther was born on September 27, 1921, the daughter of Herman and Elsie (Frischmann) Kloth in Marathon City.  She was united in marriage to Frank Umlauft on November 21, 1939. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2009.  Together they farmed in the Township of Holton for 42 years.

Esther loved sewing, embroidery, playing cards, listening and dancing to polka music, traveling, including Germany in 1977.  Most importantly she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and valued her family.

 

Esther is survived by six children:  Diane (John) Hoeper of Rothschild, Louella (Lloyd) Luedtke of Schofield, Lois (Ron) Waldhart of Medford, Rodney (Mary) Umlauft of Stetsonville, Renee (Bob) McNamar of Tomahawk and Julie (Steve) Lapp of Dorchester; daughther-in-law, Delores Umlauft of Sherwood; 22 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her sister, Blondina Bucki of Medford, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; two children: MaryAnn at infancy and Duane in 1999; two grandsons: Daniel and Lance; four siblings:  Viola Kloth, Eugene Kloth, Verna Schmidt and Jean Steen.

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Carol June (Erdmann) Petznick


 

Carol June (Erdmann) Petznick, age 81, formerly of Athens, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at Golden Living Center of Abbotsford where she had resided since June 2010.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan.  Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht will officiate.  Interment will be held in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

 

Carol was born July 6, 1934, in Ripon, WI the youngest daughter of the late Emil and Clara (Serrehn) Erdmann.  She graduated from Ripon High School and then worked at a canning factory and hospital kitchen for a short time.

 

On July 3, 1955 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Walter Otto Petznick.  In 1957 Wilfred and Carol bought a farm in rural Athens where they farmed for 43 years.  They expanded the farm when they purchased their first registered Holsteins and formed MDS Acres.  Wilfred and Carol accomplished numerous farming milestones:  Young Farmer of the Year, hosted the first Wisconsin Forage Council Field Day in Marathon County, Wisconsin Forage Pacesetter Award, Hosted the Marathon County Holstein Breeders Twilight Meeting, Northern Division Quality Milk Award, Central Area Council Quality Milk Award, and Marathon County Holstein Breeders Distinguished Senior Recognition.  They retired from farming in 2000 and moved to Stetsonville. Carol also belonged to the WWT Homemakers Club for many years. she enjoyed gardening, embroidery work and playing games with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She is survived by eight of  her children, Dorean (Danny) Freimund of Milan, Donna (James) Schmidt of Colby, Debra (Michael) Schaefer of Gilman, Denise (Scott) Kulawinski of Birnamwood, Daryl (Tina) Petznick of Stetsonville, Darvin Petznick of Colby, Marlin Petznick of Stetsonville and Sandra (Michael) Seliger of Hamburg. Sister ,LaVerne Freimund of Waunakee.

 

She is also survived by 22 grandchildren:  Gabriel (Molly) Schreiber, Dawn (Travis) Faber, Diane & Dee Freimund, Jennifer Schmidt & Jill (Nate) Meyer, Anne (Dave) Fleegel, Patricia (Brian Edge) Schaefer, Crystal Schaefer, Michaela (Justin) Trenidad & David Schaefer, Kimberly (Mike) Brewer & Kristin (Nick Dahlke) Kulawinski, Dominique, Benjamin (Kristie) & Brice Petznick, Emmalee, Elizabeth & Erika Petznick, Troy (Allison) Petznick, Paige & Miki Seliger.  Also 13 great-grandchildren:  Madelyn & Alyse Schreiber, Lydia & Kolton Faber, Collin Stuttgen, Alexis, Hannah, Naomi & Jacob Fleegel, Annabelle Schaefer, Boone Meyer-Schaefer, Nakeita & Jacobi Petznick.

 

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilfred, daughter Margean Schreiber,  grandson Nicolas Petznick, brothers William (Verna), Harold, Robert, Richard Erdmann, sisters Evelyn (Richard) Gazinski, Ruth (Henry) Heidelbach.

 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Carol’s name.  

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Lester E. Fliehs


 

LESTER E. FLIEHS

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, Wisconsin

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Lester passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Marshfield surrounded by his loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1933 in Athens

 

EDUCATION: Lester attended Interwald Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: On April 24, 1955 in Mexico, Lester married the love of his life, Eva Corral and she survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Lester grew up on the family farm where he helped his parents until he traveled to Los Angeles, CA on a Harley in 1953. He worked for MBC Construction Company in Los Angeles, CA until 1967 when he moved his family back to Wisconsin. Lester then worked for Michels Pipeline Inc. until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, dartball, watching the Packers & Brewers with his family; in California, he enjoyed skin diving and deep sea fishing. Lester loved to travel and go to the casinos.

 

MEMBER OF: 139 Operators Union, I.B.E.W. Union and former member of the Rib Lake Lions Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Eva Fliehs of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lorraine (Gregory) Brahmer of Rib Lake, Dan (Mary) Fliehs of Rib Lake, Steve (Luanne) Fliehs of Medford and Shelly (Scott) Thums of Rib Lake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Harold (Dianne) Fliehs of Rib Lake, Sylvia (Marvin) Blumenstein of Rib Lake, Diane (Dick) Rorabough of Edenton N.C. and Delores Scheithauer of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother-in-law: Marvin Scheithauer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Emil W. Fliehs

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Alfrieda Schneveis

 

PALLBEARERS: 6 Grandsons: Michael Brahmer, Christopher “Bud” Schreiner, Patrick, David, Eric Fliehs and Dakota Thums

 

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

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