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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2016-04

Chester "Chet" Brahmer


 

CHESTER “CHET” BRAHMER

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford where

he had resided since June of 2015

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1924 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Chester attended Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: On June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Chester married the love of his life Bernadine Scheithauer and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Chester worked for his father at Brahmer & Earl Concrete Co. for 5 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943 until 1946, where he achieved the rank of Corporal and received a good conduct medal and marksman. After his service, Chester returned to the Rib Lake area and worked at Hurd Windows Mfg. in Medford from 1946 to 1954. He then opened Chet & Bernie’s Tavern in the Town of Greenwood, and operated it for 55 years until his retirement in 2008. Chet played baseball for various leagues and played softball for Hurds. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, staying at the cabin at the lake, playing cribbage and cards, ice fishing, tending bar and serving his customers and community. Chet also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Past member of Taylor County Tavern League, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club, Taylor County Sportsman’s and was a lifetime member of the Medford V.F.W.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer of Medford, Gerald (La Nah) Brahmer of Medford, Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake and Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley (Jim) Wilson

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: Aubrey (June) Brahmer, Aaron (Loretta) Brahmer
& Victor (Virginia) Brahmer,
3 Sisters: Faye, Fern & Mary Ann Brahmer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton “Tony” Brahmer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Meyer

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner

Active: Ashley Wilson, Todd, Michael, Kurt & Derek Brahmer & Tyler Henke

 

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

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Bernard W. Miller


 

Bernard W. Miller, age 68 of the Town of Holway, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his residence, under the tender care of Hope Hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Town of Spirit, Taylor County. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 PM until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Bernard was born on July 21, 1947, the son of William and Norma (Meier) Miller in Prentice, WI. He attended Prentice High School. Bernard worked for the Chicago Northwest Rail Road in Milwaukee and the oil fields in Texas for a number of years and most recently logged in Ely, MN, Custer, SD, and in Price County, WI until becoming disabled. They then purchased a hobby farm in the Town of Holway.       Bernard married Brenda Komarek on June 22, 1987 in Bessemer, MI.
  Bernard loved to garden,tending his animals on his hobby farm, canning, traveling, singing (especially Johnny Cash music) and reading history books.
  Bernard is survived by his wife: Brenda Miller of Medford, children: Dawn Schlenvogt of Port Washington, Clifford Miller of Port Washington, Wendy (Terrance) Hart of Fredonia, Heidi (Trampus) Geiger of Athens, Heather (Thomas) Fox of Dorchester and Isaac (Kristina Hermanson) of Mosinee, grandchildren: Dakota, Amber, Skylar, Jordan, Sophia, Leigha, Benjamin, Jayden, Riley and Payton. He is further survived by his brother: James Miller and a sister: Nelda Phillips.
  He was preceded in death by his grandson; Stephen Paul Miller and a brother; Richard Miller.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Joseph W. Weaver


Joseph W. Weaver, age 1 year, 2 months and 1 day of Edgar, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as a result of a farm accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Marathon Mennonite Church in the Town of Frankfort. Steven Hoover, Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Lamar Weaver and Bishop Jerry Brubacker will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Wise, Jason Wise, Lewis Weaver, and Kevin Weaver. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Joseph’s residence (W793 Huckleberry Road Edgar, WI).
 

  Joseph was born on February 22, 2015 at home, the son of and Clair G. & Susanna L. (Wise) Weaver.

  Joseph is survived by his parents: Clair and Susanna Weaver of Edgar; paternal grandparents: Clarence and Marian Weaver of Lebanon, PA, maternal grandparents: Lloyd and Esther Wise of Denver, PA, brothers and sisters: Carolyn W. Weaver, Marvin W. Weaver, Anita W. Weaver, Judith W. Weaver and Nelson W. Weaver all at home, aunts,uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
   The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Max E. Ramker


 

Max E. Ramker, age 92, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Thursday, April 28 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, officiated by Father Peter Manickam. A Visitation will be held Thursday  from 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, followed by the rosary starting at 10:30 on Thursday at St. Bernard's. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby following the service.


Max was born September 18, 1923 in Greene, Iowa to John and Edith (Adams) Ramker. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Colby. Max was joined in marriage to his wife, Bonnie Voelker , on September 16, 1944 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Bonnie and Max owned and operated their farm until they retired in 1977. Max bred cows for Piper Brothers, drove truck for Harmony Coop, and did woodworking in his basement. 

Max enjoyed fishing and hunting up at his cabin on Mead Lake.  But most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family; especially those precious grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.    

He is survived by his 7 children; Sandy Asplund of Colby, Mary (Dan) Lewis of Depere, Debbie (Mel) Kurszewski of Milwaukee, Mike (Linda) Ramker of Davenport, Iowa, Dan (Carrie) Ramker of Colby, Dawn (Craig) Lieders of Colby, and John (Jenny) Ramker of Colby. He is further survived by 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and his sister; Betty Peterson;  along with many other nieces, nephews, friends, and other family members.

Max is preceded in death by his wife; Bonnie (November 19, 2010), his son; Sam Ramker, three sisters; Velma Becker, Bernice Korner, and Maxine Ramker and three brothers; Virgil Ramker, Melvin Ramker, and Merlin Ramker.
 

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Shirley A. Ewoldt


 

 

SHIRLEY A. EWOLDT

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Rib Lake surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 19, 1929 in Davenport, Iowa

 

EDUCATION: Shirley attended Davenport Area Schools in Iowa

 

MARRIAGE: On July 17, 1948 Shirley married the love of her life Lester E. Ewoldt and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1989

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Shirley grew up in Davenport Iowa. After her marriage, they moved to Rib Lake Wisconsin where they farmed for 40 years. Shirley loved to do crafts of all kinds, reading and taking care of her family.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling and Saturday Night Couples dart ball leagues of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dan (Cynthia) Ewoldt and Randy (Mary) Ewoldt all of Rib Lake

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughters: Cheryl Dake and Janine Blennert

 

DECEASED GRANDSON: Shane Dake

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS—IN-LAW: Frances Ewoldt of Greenwood, Delores Ewoldt of Iowa, Janice Smith of Medford, and Kenneth (Mary Jo) Ewoldt of Iowa

 

BROTHER DECEASED: Thomas Smith in 1979

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lynn Almirin Smith

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Carstensen

 

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

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Elda Louise Burtard


 

Elda Louise Burtard, age 101, of Abbotsford, formerly of Owen, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by her family.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  The Rev. Asafa Rajaofera will officiate.  Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Mayville.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:30 am until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Elda was born on July 25, 1914 to Emil and Elizabeth (Buss) Buss in Green Grove.  Elda was united in marriage on November 22, 1933 to John Burtard in Curtiss and they were blessed with five children. She loved to be a homemaker, and a farmer's wife.  Elda and John would enjoy taking a break from the farm, and headed to their shack in Rice Lake.  They also owned the DX Station in Owen for a few years.

 

Elda loved to fish.  Elda was a lady not afraid to get her hands dirty and even enjoyed cleaning her own fish.  She enjoyed playing cards, she knew every card game you could think of.   But most importantly, she loved being a grandma to all her grandchildren.  

 

Elda is lovingly survived by her five children; Kenneth Burtard (friend, Christine), Carol (Ronald) Hofmann, Elaine (Ambrose) Schuh, Orville Burtard, and Sally (Herbie) Bloom; and over 100 total grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by a sister, Linda Hill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John on May 2, 1980, 1 brother, Henry (Gertrude) Buss, and 3 sisters: Emma (Lloyd) Haemer, Minnie (Jack) Schneider, Anna (Robert) Schneider; a grandchild; Donald;  a great-grandson; Sean Kennedy,  a daughter-in-law, Diane and a brother-in-law, Rueben Hill.

 

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Eugene "Gene" C. W. Roush


 

EUGENE “GENE” C.W. ROUSH

 

AGE: 71

 

ADDRESS: 302 Sunrise Court, Stetsonville, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 6:54 PM on Monday, April 18 at Aspirus Medford Hospital emergency room, where he had been taken earlier by ambulance

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 22 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

 

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

 

VISITATION: No prior visitation

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 30, 1944 at Allens Grove, WI

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Marengo, IL Community High School

 

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1964 at Marengo, IL to the love of his life Carol Adamson & she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Moved to the Town of Molitor in 1968. Enjoyed hobby farming & raising veal calves while working as a machinist, mold maker for Phillips Plastics in Medford and later Fiskar’s in Wausau. In 1992 they moved to the Village of Stetsonville. After retiring, he spent many years serving as a volunteer driver for the Taylor Co. Commission on Aging. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting with his sons and grandsons, ice fishing with his daughter and floating on his pontoon while enjoying the wildlife on shore.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Roush of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Richard “Rick” Roush of Medford, Teri (Tom) Kline of St. Michael, MN, & Brian (Sheila) Roush of Phillips
Grandchildren – Christopher & Michael Clarkson, Emily Skolte, Brandon Kline, Bradley, Brent & Sarah Roush, Allison & Jessica Roush
Great Grandchildren – John & Leeloo Kline

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Arlyn C. Roush of Woodstock, IL

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: James Roush, Jr. & Susan C. Roush

 

DECEASED FATHER: James Roush, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Gloria C. (Loescher) Roush

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be given to Black River Industries, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Victor Rolland


 

Victor Rolland, 92 of Stanley, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at Country

Terrace-Stanley under the care of Heartland Hospice. He was born on
April 7, 1924 to the late Severt and Agnes (Finstead) Rolland. Vic grew
up in the Rice Lake area and entered the Navy during WWII. On June
21, 1947 he married Shirley Raether at Zion Lutheran Church in
Gilman.
  Vic farmed for a time, was a milk hauler, drove truck for Jim Berseth the
Stanley Corp and retired trucking millions of miles for Dart. He was a
lifelong member of the American Legion, was a former member of the
Silver Spur Club and had a passion for horses. Vic so enjoyed taking
children for rides with the horses. He will be dearly missed by many.
  He is survived by his son, Bruce Rolland of Thorp, Bonita (Steve)
Weisfeld of Stanley, four grandchildren, Trevor Webster, Tracie
Webster-Weathers, Tanner Webster and Roxanne Benson, 9 great
grandchildren, his sister, Dolores Schmidt of Stockton, WI and two
brothers, Gordon of St. Germain and Glen Rolland of Los Vegas, NV.
Victor is preceded in death by his wife (2011), his parents, brothers,
Selmer, Severt Jr., Edgar and sisters, Lillian Wiebel, Myrtle Hazelburg
and a sister in infancy.
  A memorial service will be 1PM on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the
Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Visitation will be from 11AM until
time of service. Inurnment will follow in the East Side Cemetery-Thorp

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Lorraine Lundstrom-Tillman


 

LORRAINE LUNDSTROM-TILLMAN

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: 595 Peterson Drive Phillips, WI 54555

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, April 18, 2016 at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home where she been a resident for the past 1 ½ years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Bob Giese and Pastor Linda Strader

 

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake and 3:00 P.M. until time of services at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 22, 1922 in Ogema on the family homestead

 

EDUCATION: Lorraine attended Forest View Graded School and was a 1940 graduate of Phillips High School.

 

MARRIAGE: On December 20, 1942 at a Methodist Church in Chicago, IL, Lorraine married the love of her life Harold Tillman and he preceded her in death in 1994

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Lorraine moved to Chicago, and worked at the Mars Candy Company and at Douglas Air Craft during WWII working on B29’s. In 1977 she retired and moved back to her family homestead in Ogema. She enjoyed playing the Hand & Foot card game, eating chocolates, baking, being with her family, sewing, especially the raffle quilt for the Christmas Tree Festival and hosting the family reunion during the Christmas Tree Festival.

 

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church in Ogema, American Legion Aux., V.F.W. Aux., Sewing Circle & W/ELCA

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Barbara) Tillman of Elgin, IL, Ruth (Larry) Endicott of LaSalle, IL and William (Marcia) Tillman of Crystal Lake, IL

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Mabel (Mick) McCauley, Evelyn (George) Madelung, Irene (Charlie) Battist and Raymond Lundstrom

 

DECEASED FATHER: Oscar William Lundstrom

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ellen Sophia(Lundgren) Lundstrom

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Terry McCauley & Jim Ficke

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lorraine’s name to First Lutheran Church in Ogema
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Howard H. Bedroske


 

Howard H. Bedroske, age 85, of Colby, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Colonial Center in Colby surrounded in love by his family.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 18 , 2016 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester.  The Reverend Gary Lodholz will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 17 and from 9:30 AM until the time of service Monday all at the church.  Burial will be at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.  

  Howard was born on November 21, 1930, the son of Paul and Alma (Parge) Bedroske on the family farm in Dorchester.  He attended Barry School and graduated from Dorchester High School.  Howard was united in marriage on August 2, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville to Myrtle Brecke.  Together they farmed on the family farm  where they lived until retiring in 2012.  He also drove milk truck and gravel truck during that time.

  Howard always trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior.  He was very active at St. Peter Lutheran Church serving as an Elder and President, Dorchester Lions Club, Lutheran Layman's League and the Midnite Riders Snowmobile Club.  Howard was also a member of Central WI  Steam Engine Club.  He enjoyed polka music, dancing, deer hunting, motorcycles, snowmobiling and bowling.  Howard dabbled in restoring old tractors and his Model A.  He also enjoyed socializing and being on both ends of miscellaneous pranks.  Anyone that knows Howard has a story to tell.

  Howard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle; six children:  David (Donell), Russell (Judi), Loren, Kevin (Sue), Gary (Camala) and Colleen (Steve) Sprotte; 13 grandchildren:  Amanda, Ryan (Sarah) Lucas (Caroline), Pat (Lynn), Josey (Travis) Lueth, Benjamin, Emily (Ian) Zimmermann, Nicholas, Jacob, Maralyse and Cassandra, Paul and Matthew Sprotte; nine great-grandchildren:  Noah, August, Paige, Henry, Adelaide, Sage, Hunter, Nolan, Samuel.  He is further survived by his sister, Arlene Paradies; other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his special grandson, Ezra Sprotte and a brother, Donald.

  The Bedroske family would like to thank the staff at the Colby Retirement and the Colonial Center for the compassionate care Howard received.

 

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Gerald C. Harrellson


 

  Gerald C. Harrellson, age 55, of Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester.  Family and friends are welcome 9:00 AM until the time of service at the Dorchester Funeral Home.

  Gerald was born on February 09, 1961, the son of Connie "Tom" and Gertrude (Anderson) Harrellson in Tomahawk, WI.  He graduated from Colby High School in 1979.  Gerald was united in marriage to Penny Napier on January 28, 1983 in Neillsville, WI.

  Gerald loved life.  He worked in the lumber industry for many years, and also worked for Wausau Window and Wall.  He enjoyed fishing with his children.  Gerald also liked to watch boxing on TV, gamble, and feed the wild birds.  Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his step-children.

  Gerald is survived by his wife: Penny of Dorchester; his two sons:  Jacob (girlfriend; Kayla Glaser) and Alexander, both of Dorchester ; three step-daughters:  Denise (Scott) Jenung of Fortson, GA, Danielle Calhoun of Monterey, IN, and Deanna Botello of Wisconsin and 11 step-grandchildren.  He was excited on the arrival of his first grandchild coming this August.  He is further survived by his sister:  Pam Harrelson of Dorchester; two sisters-in-law: Terry (Dave) Koontz of Sussex, WI, and Lynn Klemetson of Colby, WI and  nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his beloved dog, Abby.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Gertrude, a step-son: Michael Calhoun, and a sister-in-law: Vivian Beran.

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Vernon J. Rankel


Vernon J. Rankel, 63, of Colby Wisconsin, went to be with his Lord on April 11, 2016. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10am to 11:30 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Memorial Service will begin at 11:30am.

  Vernon was born in August 13, 1952 to George and Mary E. “Betty” (Heckel) Rankel . He grew up on the Family Farm and was one of Six children. He was educated at University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point. In May 1980, he married the love of his life Karen D. Rankel. He found his passion for trains and traveling and did both by working for the Railroad and by Driving Trucks. He also found he was good with is hands, whether, it be hanging from a bridge or fixing equipment.

  His greatest accomplishment in life was his four Children (Amie, Anna, Matthew and Stanley). To hear his stories, share in his memories could make you Smile and Laugh. Always listening and providing warm words when possible. He was a very caring and good hearted man. 

  He will be greatly missed by all of the Rankel Family with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and will live on in our hearts.

  He is Survived by his wife Karen D. Rankel: 4 Children, Amie (Goetz) Schneider, Anna (Rankel) Greff, Matthew (Magdalena) Rankel, Stanley Rankel; 5 grandchildren  (Dylan, Vinnie, Tyler, John, and Christian); 4 siblings, Jean (Jim) Diers, Paulette (Harry) Strey, James (Rosane) Rankel, Diane (Richard) Stolber, Gary Rankel and his special friend Sue; and his dearest friend(s) cousin Jerry Lundeen; John Henry (Erika) Rankel .

  He is preceded in death by his Parents (George and Betty) and Brother Stanley.

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Theodore "Ted" C. Reinhart


 

THEODORE “TED” C. REINHART

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: 505 E. Taylor Street, Medford, WI 54451; A former Township of Goodrich resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 5:45 AM Tuesday, April 12 at his residence in the City of Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per his request, there will be no services

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 27, 1935 at the Township of Goodrich

 

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary schools, attended Medford High School & later received his GED

 

MARRIAGE: July 14, 1967 at Crystal Falls, MI to Diane Mae Klemp and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: While residing in the Town of Goodrich for most of his life, he did woods work for most of his life, auto and small engine repairs. He was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed fishing & hunting in his younger years, and watching the GB Packers. They recently moved to their present address in the City of Medford.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Diane M. Reinhart of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Shane (Andrea) Reinhart of Medford, Todd Reinhart of Stetsonville, and Carol (Andrew) Voeltner of Milwaukee

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Kristin Petersen

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Ray (Shirley) Rinehart of Eagle River, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Chester “Junior” & Sister - Arlene

 

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Rinehart, Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothea (Hurbert) Rinehart

 

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

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Caroline Ann Franck


 

 

CAROLINE ANN FRANCK

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Township of Molitor resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:02 AM Friday, April 8 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 11 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 30 at North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Will Krebs

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Town of Molitor

 

VISITATION: 2:00 PM until the time of services at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 30 at North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 9, 1926 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Roosevelt Elementary School in Perkinstown, graduate of Hannibal High School and Taylor County Teachers College, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: July 27, 1957 in Medford to Norman H. Franck and he preceded her in death October 29, 2011

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: From 1944-1945 she lived and worked in Milwaukee. From 1952-1957, she taught in several Taylor County schools including the Red Brick School in Bellinger & Fawn Valley School in Rib Lake. Moved to Minocqua in 1957 and worked as a CNA at Howard Young Medical Center until her retirement in 1988. She then joined her husband in traveling with volunteer groups of the Assembly of God Church called MAPS. They helped build schools, churches & campgrounds. She enjoyed writing letters to prison inmates and doing other ministry work.

 

MEMBER OF: Past member of the Assembly of God Church, Augusta, WI; Present member of the North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joseph (Rebecca) Franck of Strum, David (Catherine) Franck of Osseo, Roddi (Pamela) Franck of Mc Lean, Texas, Paula Broshar of Exeter, MO

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Becky Batiste

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 & 5+ step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 & 12+ step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Marion Griesbach of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Genevieve Griesbach

 

DECEASED FATHER: August Griesbach

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dora (Mathias) Griesbach

 

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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Alfred "Al" Palmer


 

  Alfred Donald Palmer, son of John and Gertrude Palmer was born December 15, 1927.

  Al attended Grade School in Polley, Wisconsin, and High School in Gilman Wisconsin.

  Al served in WWII 24th Division in the Army as a Military Policeman from 1946-1947.
  He returned to his home in Gilman Wisconsin where he had a mail route. He owned a
trailer court for several years. Al became the Sheriff for Taylor County from 1973-1987.
He proudly put his badge on for 14 years. While he was Sherriff, he oversaw the addition of the new jail to the courthouse. He loved to talk about his career as Sheriff
  Palmer right up to the end. Al was just an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and

acting with courage, pride, honor and self sacrifice.

  Al and Kathy Palmer were married July 24, 1954 they resided in Wisconsin for 59 years.
  They both enjoyed traveling to Hot Springs, Arkansas for 20 years during the winter
months. Al enjoyed golfing, watching the Green Bay Packers, coming to Minnesota to
visit his family, the MN State Fair, and going to Gilman to see friends. He liked to go to
the Memorial Hospital cafeteria for mashed potatoes and gravy. He liked to ride his
scooter around town. Go for coffee or lunch with friends in Medford. Al was a member
of the Medford American Legion.

  Al Palmer passed away April 8, 2016at Deerview Meadows Assistant Living in MedfordWisconsin. Al was preceded in death by his parents John and Gertrude (Shookman) Palmer, two brothers John Palmer and Franklin Palmer, a sister Lois (Tallman) Palmer, wife Kathleen Palmer, brother-in-law Glen Tallman, niece Patti (Tallman) Nelson.

Al will be deeply missed by his niece Peggy (Tallman) Peterson, husband Phil Peterson,
Ernie Nelson of Isanti, Minnesota. Great Nieces and nephews
Jeremy (Jennifer) Nelson, Bryan (Jacqueline) Nelson, Amy Nelson, Lyndsie Peterson,
Caitlyn (Andy) Jorgenson. Great Great niece and nephews Cody Nelson, Owen Nelson,
Kayla Nelson, close friends Jim (Betsy) Gorichs of Medford, and many friends and neighbors.

  A memorial service and military honors for Al Palmer will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. Pastor David Clements will officiate. Cremainal Inurnment will take place in The Town of Ford Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held Wednesday at Hemer Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 AM until the time of service.

  The family would like to express a special thank you to Aspirus Medford Hospital, Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Missy Zuleger, and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care they provided to Al.

  Memorial donations in honor of Al Palmer may be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -- Matthew 5:9

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Donna M. Patterson-Cochran


 

DONNA M. PATTERSON-COCHRAN

 

AGE: 67

 

ADDRESS: 452-A Billings Ave., Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:23 AM Tuesday, April 5 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 9 at the United Methodist Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

 

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery at a later date

 

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 9 at the United Methodist Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 27, 1948 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford Elementary school and was a 1967 graduate of Medford High School; she also had CNA education

 

MARRIAGE: October 17, 1998 at Arizona to Charles Cochran and he preceded her in death in 2000

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked at Medford High School for 7 years as a library assistant. She then resided in Duluth, MN, Arizona, Boise, Idaho, and several towns in the state of Wisconsin working as a care giver. She returned to Medford and did volunteer work and helped elderly people, She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, taking pictures, crossword puzzles, reading & camping.

 

MEMBER OF: United Methodist Church, Medford and it’s Afternoon and Twilight Circles along with several other church activities including a lay speaker; United Methodist Women Chippewa District Team

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Chad Patterson of Omaha, NE, Lana Fanning of Wisconsin Rapids, Jill Hernandez of Menasha; Sister-in-law: Linda Patterson of Medford; Brother-in-law: Dudley Donaldson of Swaziland, Africa

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Mavis Donaldson and Jack Patterson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Donald Wicker Patterson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Vivian Lohnis Patterson

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the United Methodist Church, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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George Charles Sorensen


 

George Charles Sorensen, 62, Town of Spirit, Ogema, died in the Saint Joseph Hospital in Marshfield on Monday, April 4, 2016.

  He was born on August 11, 1953, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, the son of Allen and Marie Sorensen. He was married to Laura Polansky in Markham, Illinois, on April 26, 1991. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for firms based in Illinois and Wisconsin, and in latter years as a truck driver for Weather Shield Manufacturing INC of Medford. In his years of trucking he was awarded many safe driving awards. In his free time he enjoyed his animals, especially his dogs and horse, and he enjoyed the outdoors, planting trees, enjoying the woods, and developing his property.

  He is survived by his wife, Laura; by four children, Jeremy (Lauren) Adema, Tampa, FL, Michael (Megan Dickey) Polansky, Aurora, IL, Mell (Ted Retzlaff) Polansky, Catawba, and Peter (Krista) Polansky, Prentice; by two grandsons, George and Gavin; by four brothers, Bobby, Tommy, Ricky, and Paul; and by one sister, Theresa. He is preceded in death by one brother, Allen.
  Memorial services will be held at the Spirit Baptist Church in Spirit at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 9, with Pastor Duane Harper officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Stanley Konieczny


 

STANLEY H. KONIECZNY

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: 132 S. 7th St. Apt. D-3, Medford; Former Town of Hixton & Redville area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:04 AM Saturday, April 2 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 1 week most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per his request, there will be no services.
There will be a Celebration of Life gathering from 3-7 PM on Saturday, April 16 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway

 

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

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 6, 1926 at Thorp, WI

 

EDUCATION: Thorp area schools

 

MARRIAGE: September 30, 1950 at Hortonville, WI to Adala A. Collar and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Marine Corps veteran of WW II having served from December 1943 to February 1946. They farmed in the Town of Hixton, Clark County for a period of years. While farming, he also worked at Master Package in Owen and Weather Shield Mfg. in Medford until retirement. He enjoyed camping with family, chatting and reminiscing about being in the service, spending time with his grandchildren/great grandchildren, his Thursday night Social Club, and in his earlier years, he liked to hunt and fish.

 

MEMBER OF: Former VFW member

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Adala A. Konieczny of Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathleen (Bill) Semanko of Junction City, Kansas, Karen (Lee) Paul of Medford, Linda (Don) Horgen of Almena, WI, Judith Bogdonovich of Stanley, Ronald (Sally) Konieczny of Owen

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 33 & 3 step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Agnes Rohland of Colby;
Brother – George (Jo Anne) Konieczny of Marshfield

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Margaret Rohland; Brothers – Frank, Leon & Tom Konieczny

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank George Konieczny

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Sophie Haider

 

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

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Kay Marie Brown


 

KAY MARIE BROWN

 

AGE: 50

 

ADDRESS: Colorado Springs, CO; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, March 15 at Colorado Springs, CO

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: a private family only graveside service will take place at 2:45 PM on Saturday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery - Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

PUBLIC VISITATION: 4-7 PM on Friday, April 15 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 13, 1965 at Marshfield

 

EDUCATION: Medford Area Elementary & Middle Schools, 1983 graduate of Medford Sr. High School, attended UW-Eau Claire and received a degree in health and physical education from UW-La Crosse

 

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1989 at Gurnee, IL to Brian Brown and they were divorced in Dec. 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught at youth camps for a period of time. After her marriage, they resided at Duncan, AZ, Prescott, AZ and Darlington, WI where she taught physical education while in AZ. They moved to Medford and took over the family oil business for a short period of time. Then they moved to Colorado Springs, CO where she was a health & physical education teacher until ill health. She enjoyed teaching swimming to adults, hiking and traveling.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Zachery (Julie) Brown, Dylan D. Brown and Courtney Marie Brown all of Colorado Springs, CO

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Jon Gruny of Chippewa Falls, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Mark “Spanky” Gruny in 2001 & Michael Gruny in 2014

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Irene (Smith) Gruny of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Robert J. Gruny in 2008

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary School of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Richard "Ricky" "Rick" L. Stewart Jr


 

RICHARD “RICKY, RICK” Leroy STEWART

 

AGE: 61ADDRESS: current resident of Eau Claire, WI former resident of Rib Lake

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, April 1, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Donald Rhody

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 21, 1955 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Rick attended Medford and Rib Lake Area Schools

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Rick lived in Stetsonville as a young child before moving with his family to Rib Lake. While living in Rib Lake, Rick worked for Black River Industries. In later years he moved to Eau Claire where he worked for REACH. He enjoyed bowling, going for walks, especially around the lake in Rib Lake, jigsaw puzzles, listening to music on his phonograph, playing games with his brother James and going shopping. Rick had a close relationship with his brothers Tom, James and Bob. He was a happy, loving guy who was always willing to help and loved to tease everyone.

 

MEMBER OF: Special Olympics in Eau Claire

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Penny (Dennis) Bryn of Wausau, James Stewart of Eau Claire, Thomas Stewart of Rib Lake and Robert Stewart of Westboro

 

STEP-BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dale (Renee) Rude of Montana, Dawn (Larry) Zentner of Westboro, Diane (Bill) Vaughn of Chili, Debbie (J.C.) Nelson of Oconto Falls and Dennis (Lisa) Kline of Hamptonville, North Carolina

Rick is further survived by many nieces and nephews

 

The family would like to recognize the Holm family, Pete, Darla and Jamie, with great appreciation for the loving home and care they provided for Rick.

 

STEP-BROTHER DECEASED: David Kline

 

STEP-MOTHER DECEASED: Monica “Jan” Stewart

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father: Leroy Stewart of Rib Lake, Mother: Geraldine Kline of Rib Lake
and Step-Father: Charles Kline of Chili

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rick’s name to the Special Olympics and REACH in Eau Claire
or Black River Industries in Medford

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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John J. Sayre Sr


 

  JOHN J. SAYRE, SR., age 49, of Thorp, WI formerly of Medford, WI, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  A Celebration of Life will be held April 15th at the Thirsty Moose in Medford, WI at 5 P.M.
     John Joseph Sayre was born on May 29, 1966 in Chicago, IL to William and Nancy (Gilfilla) Sayre.  He was raised and received his education in Chicago, IL and Alabama.  After completing his education, John worked as a handyman doing remodeling work in Chicago.  He later moved to Bruce, WI and Sheldon, WI, before settling in Medford.  In 2014, he moved to Thorp where he resided until the time of his death.
     He enjoyed riding motorcycle, spending time with his grandchildren, and having family grill outs.
     He is survived by four children:  Richard (Ashlee) Sayre of Marshfield,  John Sayre, Jr. of Merrill,  Joshua Sayre of Medford,  Vanessa (Ted) Bonick of Thorp;  eight grandchildren:  Gabrielle, Bridget, Deven, Lexi, Andre, Drake, Vanessa and Chloe;  two sisters;  four brothers;  several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.

     There will be no visitation.   There will be no services.

     A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Thirsty Moose Lodge, in Medford.

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June M. Severson


 

June M. Severson, age 58, of Loyal, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her home.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Pastor Zach Burris will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

  June was born on August 16, 1957 in Marshfield, the daughter of Pierce Jr. and Carol (Reinke) Owens.   She graduated from Colby High School in 1975.  June was united in marriage to Richard Lee Severson on August 23, 1975 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Thorp.

  June worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Clark County Health Care Center for 19 years.  She loved her husband, family, gardening and music.

  June is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard of Loyal; her children: Audrey (Patrick) Hanson of Granton and their children: Lucas, Emily, Isaac, Josiah and Jonathan; Travis (Katie) Severson of Unity and their children: Alexander, Abigail, Trinity, Talon, Zane, Isabelle and Justice; and Rikki (Jason) McGlone of Marshfield and their children: Zachary and Kylie.  She is further survived by her mother, Carol Owens of Colby; her siblings:  Virginia (Steve) Winscher of Mondovi, Mark (Glynis) Owens of El Paso, TX and Lisa (Kevin) Molitor of Colby;  a brother-in-law, Jeff Ohde of Chetek; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Helen and Lester Severson of Loyal; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Pierce Jr.; her two sisters, Linda Ohde and Brenda Owens.

  In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred.

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Eugene "Jack" E. Smazal


 

Eugene "Jack" E. Smazal, age 82, of Unity, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  The Reverend Sue Eidahl will officiate.  Burial will be held at Colby Memorial Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5 and from 10:00 AM until time of service Wednesday all at the funeral home.

  Jack was born October 12, 1933, the son of Charles and Clara (Ress) Smazal in Fenwood, Wisconsin.     He was united in marriage to Irene Haas on January 28, 1976 in Waukegan, IL.  Jack worked as a custodian for Monster Hall and Colby Elementary, helped build silos, drove dump truck for Jerome Ruden, hauled truck toppers for Wilderness Campers and drove semi for Morris Mantor and Ernest Carroll

   Jack liked polka music, stock car racing, all star wrestling, watching game shows, taking care of his flower garden, especially geraniums and raising rabbits on his hobby farm.  Most of all, he cherished his family.

   Jack is lovingly survived by his wife of 40 years, Irene Smazal of Unity;  his three children: Betty Smazal of Marshfield, Kelly (Mike) Svoboda of Marshfield and Gene (Gwen) Smazal of Unity; five step-children:  Cindy (Carey) Gosselin of Port Francis, Canada, Dave (GiGie) Harder of International Falls, MN, Michael Harder of Wilmot, ND, Brian Harder of Colby and Wendy (Jim) Blake of Lewiston, ID; seven grandchildren:  Matthew, Nicholas and Dexter Weber, Chrystal North, Noah Kropp, Garrett and Eleanor Smazal; 12 step-grandchildren:  Luther and Jesse Nichols, Paul Harder, Josh and Matthew Harder, Nicole and Megan Harder, Pauline, Chelsea and Nikki Harder, Crystal Skrien and Cory Gosselin; four great-grandchildren:  Mikey and Lexi Weber, Kyra Kramer-Weber and Brooklyn North.  He is further survived by two brothers; Kenneth (Judy) Smazal of Unity and Donald Smazal of Colby; six sisters: Delores Petri of Auburndale, Clara Swanson of Wausau, Beverly Recore of Medford, Jeanette Smazal of Wausau, Marlene Golowski of Omro and Marcella "Sally" Smazal of Colby; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers:  Charles, Edward, David and Victor and sisters; Bernice, Lucille, Betty, Carol Krueger and Diana and a great-grandson, Zayden.

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