Kenneth L. Jasmer, Sr., age 61, of rural Withee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Kenneth was born December 21, 1954, the son of Vernon and Dorthy (Anderson) Jasmer. He graduated from Gilman High School in 1973. On September 6, 1975, Kenneth was united in marriage to Rita Berg at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Thorp. He worked at Bellinger Cheese Factory for a few years until working the past 30 years in maintenance at Kerry Ingredients in Owen. Kenneth also raised beef cattle, built silos and transplanted trees.
Kenneth enjoyed hunting, pulling mini-rods for Badger State Flingers, farming and raising his cattle. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita of Withee; three children: Kimberly (Jeff) Woodie of Medford, Kenneth Jr. of Medford and Kyle of Withee; three grandchildren: Kaitlin and Jonathan Vesnefsky of Medford and Kiersten Jasmer of Withee. He is further survived by his mother, Dorthy of Withee; four brothers and four sisters: Dennis (Barb) of Withee, Timothy of Withee, Terry (Gail) of Withee, Leroy (Deb) of Hull, IA, Veronica Swoboda of Racine, Linda Kruger of Sioux Falls, SD, Ramona (Bob) Dillon of Hebron, NH and Dorthy (Brian) Rohland of Bloomer; his faithful dog, Spot; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon and a brother-in-law, Vernon "Butch" Swobada II.
MARCELLA L. LUCIA
ADDRESS: N9018 Lucia Road, Westboro, WI; A Township of Westboro resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:49 PM Friday, February 26 at her residence in the Town of Westboro under the loving care of her family and Ascera Care Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 1 at Woodland Community Church, N8609 Business Highway 13, Westboro
OFFICIATING: Duane Harper - Pastor, Spirit Baptist Church
INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro
VISITATION: 4-8 PM on Monday, February 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 1
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1930 at Medford, WI
EDUCATION: Thielke Elementary School, Town of Medford & attended Medford High School
MARRIAGE: February 22, 1964 at the Medford United Methodist Church to Robert “Bob” Lucia
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at Saturday Craft, Ideal Café & Henline’s Laundry all in Medford. After her marriage, she worked as a housewife & mother until her children were grown. Then she worked as a supervisor at Beverly Health Care, Rib Lake until her retirement. She enjoyed cross country skiing, gardening flowers, hunting with her husband, country music, the Rhinelander Hodag, bird watching, and her Pontiac car.
MEMBER OF: Attended the Spirit Baptist Church
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Robert “Bob” Lucia of Westboro
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Daniel (Deb) Hensley of Medford & Michael Lucia of Westboro
CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Robert J. Lucia, Jr. in 1986
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Tina Gyrkos, Tiffany Leu, Steven Hensley, Damian, Gunner & Keesha Lucia GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Olivia Lucia, Harper Hensley, Jackson Sietz,Tori & Collin Nutting
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ray Tallmann of Medford, Ruth (Rufus) Sween of Sherwood, WI, Elaine Maier of Kenosha, Arlene (Jim) Van Duser of Wisconsin Rapids, Esther (Pete) Kostner of Medford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Elmer & Ralph Tallmann, Martha Haglund
DECEASED FATHER: August Tallmann
DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Margaret Schuette
PALLBEARERS: Dan Hensley, Pete Kostner, Mike, Damian, Gunner & Bob Lucia
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Robert D. Bergman, age 83, of Ogema, WI, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Golden Living Center - Rib Lake, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Robert was born April 3, 1932, in the Town of Hill to the late Albert and Haydee (Newfors) Bergman. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Growing up, Robert attended the Leavitt Creek School in the Town of Hill and worked on the family farm and as a logger. He was later employed at Larsen's Pallet Company until his retirement. Robert enjoyed fishing, feeding the birds and watching wildlife. He loved his get-togethers on Saturday evenings for Sauna and playing games with family and friends. Robert was an active member of the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ogema. Survivors include 1 Brother, Ralph (Joyce) Bergman, of Grand Rapids, MN, and 1 Sister-in-Law, Gladys Bergman, of Ogema. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Albert and Haydee; his Brothers and Sisters, Verna Kyllonen, Edna Maatta, and Melvin and Russell Bergman; his Half-Brothers and Sisters, Elma Frankki, Frans and Eino Leino, Arthur, Adolph and Bernice Bergman, Viola and Adeline D'Amico, Eleanor Nuutinen and Miriam Bush. Funeral Services for Robert Bergman will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM from the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ogema. The family will receive friends for visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of Services at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Leavitt Creek Cemetery in the Town of Hill.
PAULINE J. KORNACK
ADDRESS: 685 Blackberry St. Edgar, WI
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Church in Edgar
OFFICIATING: Father Thomas Huff
INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery in Athens
VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Church in Edgar
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: Pauline was born on October 3, 1925 in Athens
EDUCATION: She attended Athens Area High School. Pauline then attended Medford Area Normal School and finished her teaching degree in Stevens Point.
MARRIAGE: On June 1, 1946, Pauline married the love of her life Arthur E. Kornack at St. Anthony’s Church in Athens and he preceded her in death in 1996
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Pauline started teaching in Gad before taking time off to raise her family. She then taught for 32 years in the Athens, Colby and Edgar areas before retiring. In her retirement, Pauline continued to teach as a substitute teacher for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, coffee and toast with friends, solving puzzles, but most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She especially saved her weekends to share with them through visits or phone calls from those that were unable to visit.
MEMBER OF: St. John the Baptist Church in Edgar and the Ladies Aid Groups PCCW, WI Education Association and the Lion’s Club
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Roger (Sharon) Kornack of North Dakota, JoAnn “Dolly” Bandini of Indiana, Chuck (Marcy) Kornack of Athens, Bev (Jake) Bauman of Wausau, Linda (Tom) Schulz of Wausau, Marilyn (Al) Daul of Stratford, Ed “Smoke” Kornack of Alaska and Greg (Tammy) Kornack of Edgar
CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Joyce Kornack
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18
SURVIVING SISTER: Helen Bergmann of Athens
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Catherine Joers, Marge Suckow and Henry Suennen
DECEASED FATHER: Henry Suennen
DECEASED MOTHER: Katherine (Dessl) Suennen
PALLBEARERS: Jesse Daul, Aaron & Bryan Wulk, David & Patrick Kornack and Neil BergmannOTHER
INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Pauline’s name to Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau.
The family would like to give a special thank you to everyone for being such special friends to Pauline throughout her life and to the staff at Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau for taking such good care of her.
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BRIAN K. KNUSTA, age 49, of Lublin, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Trinity Christian Fellowship, in Stanley, WI, with Pastor Brian Welsh officiating. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Knusta, Chuck Szemraj, Mike Stokosa, Tony Bakken, Rob Karaba and Neal Luzinski. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, February 19, 2016, and again at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Brian Keith Knusta was born on September 12, 1966 in Alexandria, VA, to Frank "Jerry" and Nellie M. (Nickel) Knusta. In February of 1969, the family moved to Eau Claire, WI where he spent many summers working with his grandparents on their farm in Lublin. He attended Sam Davey Elementary School and graduated from Eau Claire North High School in 1984. After completing high school, Brian moved to Florida where he attended flight training school for Delta Air Lines. He began his career with Delta Air Lines in Washington DC then transferred to Milwaukee in 1989, where he served as Delta’s Supervisor of Airport Services until 2006. Brian was united in marriage to Monica R. Rewolinski on September 2, 1995 at St. Veronica's Catholic Church in Milwaukee. In 2010, Brian moved to Lublin to manage the Knusta family farm and began working for Haas Sons, Inc. as a Redi-Mix driver.
Brian had many interests, including his love for aviation and history, but he especially loved the outdoors. He felt it was important to teach children to hunt, to cherish the Earth and foster its renewal. Brian spent many years hunting and fishing all over the United States and Canada.
Brian will be dearly missed by his wife: Monica of Lublin; two sons: Jonathan and Alexander, both of Lublin; his mother: Nellie Knusta of Hartford; his father: Frank "Jerry" (Barbara) of Eau Claire; two brothers: Scott of Hartford and Todd of Mondovi; two step-sisters: Lisa Evenson of De Pere and Neva (Shawn) Coyle of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
JAMES A. MILLIKIN JR.
ADDRESS: W7521 Perkinstown Ave. Medford WI
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: James passed away at his son James’ home in Menomonie WI on February 9th peacefully in his sleep, after being in hospice care since November 1st 2015, with family.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
VISITATION: will be at 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford. Everyone is welcome to a luncheon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford at 1:00
OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 11, 1941 in Medford, WI
EDUCATION: Graduated from Dorchester High School on May 14th 1959
MARRIAGES: Constance M. Higgins & Bertha J.C.A. (Ce Ce) Bushar – January 3rd 1981
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduating high school, James enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 – 1966 - PFC James A. Millikin Jr. was a rifleman with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. In 1966 James was involved in an accident and suffered very serious injuries leaving him a disabled veteran for the remainder of his years. Jim was quiet and very generous, always willing to help out anyone in need. He enjoyed country & western music and movies along with his pride and joy (his “homestead”) and was a proud Marine until the day he died. James always had a great sense of humor and was very kind and polite to all. He had battled cancer over the last 15 years, until it finally ended his life.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 sons – James P. Millikin III (Kelly Story) of Monomonie WI and Shawn M. Millikin (Angela Zastrow) of Wausau WI; 2 stepchildren – Karen Sveom of Dousman WI and Christopher Bushar of Milwaukee WI; 14 grandchildren/great-grandchildren.
SURVIVING SIBLINGS: 2 sisters – Darlene Swanson of Wausa NE and Marilyn (Edward) Skrzypchak of Rothschild WI
PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY: Father – James E. Millikin Sr., Mother - Emma O. Millikin, Brother-in-law Harold "Bud" L. Swanson, Stepson – Curt Bushar, Daughter-in-law – Shannon J. Millikin
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions donated to any veterans organizations.
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Margaret Marie Ruesch
ADDRESS: Aspirus Care and Rehab, Unit 2, 135 South Gibson Street, Medford, WI 54451
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Care and Rehab, Unit 2, February 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Thursday February 18, 2016 at United Church of Christ, Medford.
OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs
INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.
VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM, at United Church of Christ, Medford.
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1917, in Faith, South Dakota
EDUCATION: High School Graduate from Medford Area Senior High in 1934
MARRIAGE: Married Albert E. Reusch in Stetsonville on October 23, 1937. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2001.
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Following High School graduation, Margaret went to work in 1935 in St. Paul, MN for Nul Kin Chu Chinese restaurant as a waitress for 2 years. She then returned to Medford where she met Albert, and became a house wife, and raised her family. She also helped Albert, who owned The Hillside Mink Ranch until retirement. Margaret enjoyed her children, grandchildren, reading, completing crossword puzzles, attending church, and shopping.
MEMBER OF: United Church of Christ, served as President of the Women’s Guild for 4 years, and secretary for 30 years.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Elaine (James) Greiner of Medford, Marjorie (Wyman) Julius of Cody, WY, Norma Jean (Chuck) Strebig of Medford, and Jon (Clea) Ruesch of Medford.
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 21
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers; Robert and Lloyd Dohm, and 1 sister in infancy.
DECEASED FATHER: Edward Dohm
DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Doyscher
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in honor of Margaret may be made to United Church of Christ.
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NORBERT J. BROST
ADDRESS: N3542 Woodland Rd., Medford; A Township of Medford resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:16 AM Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 16 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin
INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, Feb. 12 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the church
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 1, 1930 in the Town of Medford
EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford; attended Medford High School
MARRIAGE: June 2, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Rosalie J. Thompson & she survives
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he owned/operated a trucking business. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in Kenosha for a period of time. Then he managed the transportation department at Weather Shield in Medford for a period of time. He owned/operated Timberline Transportation and Northwoods Transportation until ill health forced his retirement. He served on the Medford School Board of education for a period of time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, the outdoors, yard work, and spending time with his family.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rosalie J. Brost of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bev (Galen) Metz of Leander, Texas; Gary of Medford; Barb (Pete) Dums of Wausau; Larry (Cindy) of Panama City Beach, FL; Steve (Sandi) of Medford; Tom (Mary) of Medford; Brian (DeAnn) of Blair; Kevin (Mary Jo) of Medford; Dean (Janet) of Medford; Kristi (David) Bernhardt of Madison
CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 in infancy
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 17 & several Step-Grandchildren GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & several Step-Great Grandchildren
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mary Ann Gawin of Menomonee Falls, WI, Dolores Shaw of Medford, Leon (Yvonne) Brost of Medford; In–laws: Beulah Brost of Franklin, WI & Ruth Brost of Medford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward & Francis Brost, Betty Dohm, Agnes Stephan & Rosemary Brost in infancy; Brothers-in-law: John Gawin, James Shaw & Robert Dohm
DECEASED FATHER: Anton Joseph Brost, Jr.
DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Stauner) Brost
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Gerald "Gerry" R. Hamus, age 86, of Colby, formerly of Unity, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Peter Manickam will officiate. Military Honors provided by the Unity American Legion Post #358. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Serving as Gerald's pallbearers are his grandsons: Mike Hein, Ryan Elpert, Casey Kuechenmeister, Alan, Andrew, and Aaron Hamus.
Gerald was born on April 4, 1929, the son of Joseph and Odelia (Breu) Hamus in Marshfield. He attended school in Auburndale, Hewitt and Marshfield. Gerald proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War from March 1951 to March 1953. On October 15, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mildred Preising at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield. Together they farmed in the Township of Unity. Gerald also was a factory worker, milk hauler, worked in a feed mill and was a bartender.
Gerald was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of Unity American Legion Post #358 for 60 years where he held many offices. Gerald was also a member of the Unity Commercial Club. He loved to play sports, including shooting pool and fast-pitch baseball. He also liked to play cards, especially sheepshead and loved his polka music.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mildred of Colby; seven children: Shirley (Roger) Hein of Stratford, Roger (Pat) of Unity, Ronald of Montello, Sharon (Robert) Kelley of Portland, OR, Sandra (Tom) Elpert of Spencer, Russell (Cindy) of Dorchester and Susan (Leon) Kuechenmeister of Marshfield; 12 grandchildren: Jackie (Chad) Soback, Jamie (Jesse) Kulesa, Mike (Heather) Hein, Alan (Dana) Hamus, Andrew Hamus, Aaron (Amanda) Hamus, Jeremy Kelley, Rachel Kelley, Crystal (Jason) Brings, Ryan (Kerri Berres) Elpert, Casey (Ashley Jacobitz) Kuechenmeister, Holly (Josh Schar) Kuechenmeister; 17 great-grandchildren: Samantha, Danielle, and Jakob Soback; Jesse James, Sophie and Caleb Kulesa, Sybella and Avery Hein; Rayna and Alia Hamus; Keira, Cutter, Rawson, and Reese Hamus; Wyatt Hamus; Rourke Elpert and Hadley Schar. He is further survived by two brothers and one sister: Jerome (Claudine) Hamus of Marshfield, Joan Rotar of Janesville and Hubert Hamus of Waukesha; a sister-in-law, Joan Hamus of Marshfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Victor.
Vicki Scheiding, age 55 of Lublin, passed away on January 22, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.
Vicki was born on July 22, 1960 in Milwaukee to parents Kenneth and Iris Knoll. She married Jack Scheiding on July 9, 1992. Vickie's hobbies included horseback riding, camping, bonfires, and gardening. She had a love of horses, and enjoyed listening to old rock and roll.
Vicki's children include: Leeta Peterson of Rib Lake, Kaia Starr of Thorp, and Joseph Martinkoski of Greenwood. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Nick, Damien, Logan, and Jaylah; and sisters: Pat, Darlene, and Debbie. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Iris Knoll, and a brother, Jimmy.
A funeral service for Vicki will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:00pm at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Stanley.
EDNA ALICE LISKE
ADDRESS: N 3718 Hall Drive, Medford, WI 54451
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Unit 2 of Aspirus Care and Rehab, Sunday February 7, 2016 at 1:50 PM.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.
OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger
INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.
VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 28, 1932 in Flint, Michigan.
EDUCATION: High School Graduate of Medford Senior High.
MARRIAGE: Married Alvin W. Liske, on October 4, 1952 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Before her marriage, she worked for The Farmers Union. Alvin and Edna owned a dairy farm in Medford, and she enjoyed helping out on the farm very much. Alvin and Edna planted over ¼ of a million trees. She also worked at the Medford CO-OP and K-Mart. Edna enjoyed shopping, traveling to different destinations around the United States, square dancing, and feeding the different wild life such as bear, deer and fish on the family farm. She loved her family, and especially her grandchildren. She loved all children, and treated them like they were her own.
MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies of Immanuel
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alvin W. Liske
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Don (Sandy) Liske of Medford, Mark Liske of Duluth, MN
DAUGHTER DECEASED: Shirley A. Pernsteiner
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14
SURVIVING SISTER: Elsie (Leonard) Splett of Barron, WI
BROTHER DECEASED: 1 Infant Brother
DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Miller
DECEASED MOTHER: Lydia (Schoenborn) Miller
OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial donations in honor of Edna, may be given to the family, for designation at a later date.
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Sharon "Sherry" M. Selvig, age 63, of Owen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. The Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.
Sherry was born on May 11, 1952, the daughter of Alonzo and Marian (Sandve) Peer in Cumberland, WI. She graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1970. Sherry was united in marriage to Allan "Hebrew" Selvig on December 22, 1973 in St. Croix Falls. She worked as a cook for Wayne's Cafe in Amery and Suzannes Restaurant in New Richmond.
Sherry enjoyed gardening, flowers, bowling at the Club 53, and baking. She especially enjoyed baking "goodies" for her grandchildren. She loved and cherished her family. She was a member of the Lublin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 547.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Hebrew of Withee; her daughter, Leacia (Brian) Ackerman of Owen; four grandchildren: Marcus, Cheryl, Elliot and Payton. She is further survived by two brothers and one sister: Gary (Susette) Peer of Centuria, Mary (Keven) Cassellius of St. Croix Falls and Terry (Diane) Peer of Dresser; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be given to donor's choice.
Jerome "Jerry" Henry Ludwig, age 86, of Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Charles Hiebl will officiate. Military Honors provided by the Dorchester American Legion Post #517. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Jerry was born on January 21, 1930, to Fred and Margaret (Hurth) Ludwig in the town of Little Black in Taylor County. He was the oldest of 12 children. He attended Liberty and Lawndale grade schools, and Medford and Dorchester High Schools, graduating from Dorchester in 1947. Following high school, Jerry enlisted in the Air Force and served for a couple of years. In 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Dora Genrich. Dora passed away on April 4, 1983, after a four year battle with cancer. On August 9, 1986, he married Helen (Peissig) Gebert, and she survives.
Jerry was a hard working, kind, and considerate man, with a quick wit. He enjoyed many sports and had always been very active in them, either playing or coaching. He was an avid Cubs fan for as long as he could remember, until just a few years ago, when he started to cheer for the Brewers. He followed the WI Badgers football and basketball teams religiously. He managed the Dorchester Baseball team in the early 60's, and also some softball teams in the 80's and 90's. Jerry liked kids, and liked giving them opportunities. He started a youth basketball program and headed up a Cub Scout and Boy Scout program to help give the kids something to do and learn. He was an excellent bowler, bowling until the age of 81, and bowling a 600 series at the age of 80! He threw horseshoes in a league for many years, and had some stakes in his back yard that saw plenty of action between him and his sons and grandkids! Jerry loved to fish and hunt. Up until just a few years ago, he had not missed a hunting season at “The Cabin” in the last 60 years. He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada as well. One last favorite pastime of Jerry's was playing cards. Sheepshead and Scat were his favorites. And if you played a hand with Jerry, you knew you better keep track of your cards, because he most certainly would, and would be able to tell you what your last card was.
Jerry was a member of the Dorchester Village board, Drochester Park Board, and volunteer fireman for many years. He worked in Milwaukee at Harnischfager's for a number of years before moving back to Dorchester in 1959 and getting a job at Meyer Lumber Co. He retired from Meyer's after 40 years.
Jerry loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed having them together for summer cookouts, where he would do the barbecuing.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Helen, and four children, Terry (Dianne) Ludwig and Connie (Steve) Etten of Dorchester, Tim (Diane) Ludwig of Stetsonville, and Brad (Sherri) Ludwig of Mosinee. He had 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by 3 brothers, Duane(Connie)Ludwig Dale (Kay) Ludwig, and Bob (Nancy) Ludwig, and 6 sisters, Joanne (Earl) Emmerich, Norma (Al) Meier, Marlene (Darrel) Hermans, Loretta (Pat) Kranz, Germaine Imler,and Sandy (Dave) Bruesewitz. Also surviving are Helen's eight children: Karla (Jim) Rapalje of Benson, NC, Julie (Sam) Minico, Kelly (Beth) Gebert, Jayne Schwantes, and Jean (Tim) Powell all of Westerville, OH, Kristin (Rick) of Sonoma, CA, Joan (Gary) Geisler of Fredericksburg, VA and Kurt (Gayle) Gebert of Suamico, her 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Jerry was predeceased by his first wife, Dora, his father and mother, and two brothers, Merlin and Glen.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Gay, age 85, of Waupaca, formally of Owen, passed away on February 2, 2016 at the Bethany Home in Waupaca.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.
Ernest was born in Withee, WI on May 28, 1930 to Thaddeus and Helen (Kargol) Gay. Ernest married Marilyn Peterson on June 13, 1953 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth, WI. Together they had four children: one daughter, Rosalyn Fatheree of Alpharetta, GA; and three sons: David (Laurie) Gay of Hayward, Steven (Jean) Gay of Altoona, and Robert (Jayne) Gay of Waupaca.
Ernest attended Owen-Withee High School, UW River Falls, and obtained a law degree from UW Madison in 1956. He opened a law office in Owen in 1956 and practiced law there until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, he and Marilyn moved to Tomahawk, where Ernest was a part time realtor at Town and Country Realty.
Ernest served for 15 years on the Owen-Withee School Board and served on the Holy Rosary School board. He was elected to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards as a director and president. Ernest liked being part of many organizations and enjoyed visiting with people. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and hunting. His greatest asset was his sense of humor.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 62 years: Marilyn; 4 children: Rosalyn, David, Steven, and Robert; 12 grandchildren: Jack Schneider, Adam(Jessica) Schneider, Katherine Fatheree, Keith (Kristi) Gay, Kraig (Elizabeth) Gay, Kristin (Jesse) Cain, Ryan (Natasha) Gay, Jenny Gay, Jestin Gay, Aaron (Sarah) Gay, Erik Gay, and Brandon Gay (fiancee', Devin); and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Ervin (Judy) Gay of Madison, and Ted Gay, Jr. of New Sharon, Maine; and two sisters: Darlene Braun of Palm Desert, CA and Shirley Gay of Hartland, WI.
JEANNE A. HUML
ADDRESS: 525 S. 2nd Street, Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 8:11 PM Saturday, January 30 at Flambeau Hospital emergency room, Park Falls where she had been taken earlier by ambulance following a snowmobile accident
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, February 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joseph Stefancin
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, February 4 where there will also be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford on Friday, February 5
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 18, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI
EDUCATION: Dover Elementary School, Northwarren, Pennsylvania, 1979 graduate of Libertyville, IL High School, 1984 graduate of UW-La Crosse with a BS degree in elementary education
MARRIAGE: June 26, 1988 at Park Falls, WI to Jan M. Huml and he survives
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her attending the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, she taught elementary education in the Park Falls School District, in Stratford at the Stratford Catholic School, and in Milwaukee at St. Adalbert Catholic School. She moved to Medford in 1992 where she owned/operated The Rubber Room stamping business out of her home, taught jail inmates to get their GED for Taylor County and then was the gifted & talented teacher at Medford Elementary School. At the time of her death, she was a 1st grade teacher at Stetsonville Elementary School. She was the wonderful and loving mother of three daughters and the most incredible wife. She lived every day overflowing with vitality and life and encouraged those around her to do the same. She was certainly a lover of all things fun and enjoyed outdoor activities especially ice fishing, snowmobiling, boating, snowshoeing, biking, camping and spending time at the cabin on Lake Solberg with family and friends. She also enjoyed rooting for the Green Bay Packers, Jimmy Buffet music, being a parrothead, and her husband’s cooking because she never did quite master the expertise of cooking herself.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, where she taught CCD classes; Solberg Lake Association; Tee-Hi Ladies Golf
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jan M. Huml of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 daughters – Alexandra Huml of San Francisco, CA, Savannah Huml attending the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN & Francesca Huml attending UW-La Crosse
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 sisters – Wendy (Ron) Rebne of Park Falls, Kerry Karshna of Vero Beach, FL, Kate Karshna of the Twin Cities, MN, Kristiana Karshna of Park Falls
2 sisters-in-law: Peggy (Bob) Greenway of Hemet, CA & Jenny (Bill) Califf of River Falls, WI
SURVIVING PARENTS: Jerome “Skip” & Judi (Livermore) Karshna of Park Falls & Mother-in-law: Sally Huml of Phillips
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future Jeanne A. Huml scholastic scholarship fund
VERONICA "RONI" SCHAACK CARLE
Veronica Waegerle Schaack Carle was born on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1914 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada and peacefully crossed into eternal life on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living in Wausau with her loving family at her side and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. She devoted her life to raising and loving her big family and practiced her Christian faith by her gentleness, generosity and acceptance to all she met.
Funeral services for Veronica will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Friends may visit with her family from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date.
Veronica was the only daughter of George and Veronica Waegerle; she had one brother George Jr. and a half-brother John. She grew up in Lomira, Wisconsin where she graduated as valedictorian from Lomira High School and went on to beauty school. Upon completion of beautician school, she worked in Fond du Lac. When her father, who was a professional brewmeister moved to Medford, Wisconsin, she went with her parents and it was there that she met a young baseball player named Francis Schaack. They were married on August 26, 1935 in Holy Rosary Church in Medford. The Great Depression was still ravaging the country and their simple wedding reception was held in her parents’ home, where the furniture was moved and pushed back against the walls to accommodate the guests. In 1938, the young couple and their first child moved to Rib Lake, Wisconsin where a new branch of the State Bank of Medford had opened and a new job as assistant cashier awaited her husband, Francis.
Veronica and Francis lived in Rib Lake for many years where they raised their 6 children. Veronica was a full-time housewife and mother. She was also a frequent volunteer at the school, the public library and the Golden Age Nursing Home. She was active in Christian Mothers at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and active in Rib Lake’s Commercial Club. Veronica was affectionately known as Roni to her many friends, whom she loved to have over to visit; and her home was frequently overflowing with out-of-town relatives. She was part of that bygone era where no guest ever left without a good home-cooked meal first. Somehow she managed to always have enough time to care for her big family and still made anyone else who came to her door feel welcomed. In 1974, Francis passed away; and in 1987 Veronica moved to the Wausau area to be closer to her children and their families.
She became a volunteer at Evergreen Elementary School in Kronenwetter and the Aspirus Hospital Gift Shop. She also became active in a seniors bowling league. It was there that she met Richard Carle and shortly after they married on April 22, 1989 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weston, Wisconsin. She and her husband Richard spent 22 happy years together - bowling, traveling, playing cribbage and visiting with their families. Her husband Richard passed away in January, 2012.
Her entire life, Veronica was always so happy to be with her family and to have visitors. She loved people for who they were and didn’t believe in judging others. She held a firm unshakeable trust in Our Blessed Mother and our Lord. She was a wonderful mother, role model and best friend. She will be sadly missed by us all.
Veronica’s sons and daughters are Carole Blomberg of Estero, Florida; James & Kathy Schaack of Lincoln, California; Gale & James Gilge of Schofield, Wisconsin; Mark & Katie Schaack of Dammeron Valley, Utah; and Mary & Gary Barnett of Schofield, Wisconsin. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A son, Edward Schaack, and four loving granddaughters preceded her in death.
Veronica’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living for their compassionate care and special devotion given to Veronica for the past several years. We very much appreciate it.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
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Bruce Amacher, age 75, of Owen, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Inurnment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Bruce was born on October 31, 1940 in Stetsonville on the family farm to Fred and Grace (Bockin) Amacher. They moved in 1944 to the town of Longwood to farm and raise their family. He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1956. Bruce met the love of his life, Elizabeth "Betty" Mech from Stanley and they married on June 25, 1966 and moved to Owen. Bruce and Betty were married for 47 years. Betty preceded him in death in 2013.
Bruce and Betty raised two sons, Brian and Scott. He worked as an auto-mechanic for Town and Country garage in Owen, WI for 45 years. Bruce loved to bowl, snowmobile, camp, going to casinos, looking at classic cars and of course, watching the Packers. He loved to have a good time with friends and family and was always known for his witty and humorous personality.
Bruce is survived by his two sons: Brian (Kari) of Faribault, MN and Scott (Heidi) of Hawthorne; four grandchildren: Marisa, Joshua, Grace and Jacob. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Grace, his wife, Betty; two brothers, Russell and Ronald.