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Betty Lou Schneider


 

Betty Lou Schneider, 87, passed away Monday May 30, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

  Betty was born June 8, 1928 in Spirit, Wisconsin to George and Sadie (Salvesen) Meier. She attended Liberty Grade School in Spirit. She married Walter J. Schneider on February 8, 1947 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin. Walter preceded her in death on July 3, 1996.
  Betty is survived by her children Sharyn (Robert) Thompson of Medford, Michael Schneider of Bruce, LuAnn (David) Heidmann of Wausau, Daniel (Sheila) Schneider of Rib Lake, Matthew Schneider of Rib Lake. Grandchildren Tara (Brad) Carstensen, Tim (Laura) Thompson, Jason (Angela) Schneider, Michael (Nicole) Schneider, JR., Cassandra Schneider, Liberty Heidmann, Ryan Heidmann, Derrick Schneider, Dustin Schneider, Dilan Schneider, Sister Gardia Arredondo of Milwaukee.
Betty is also preceded in death by her Parents, and siblings Dorothy Vlach, Ardis Koepsel, Norma Miller, Bunetta Drew, Lora Thums, Glen, George, Owen and Jack Meier.
  Following her education, Betty moved to Milwaukee where she watched over four children as a mother’s helper. She then moved back to Spirit where she met Walter shortly after his return from World War II. Betty and Walter owned a dairy farm in Rib Lake, and worked on the farm until 2006. Betty enjoyed to travel with friends. She traveled to Switzerland with friends and family, and also throughout the United States. She enjoyed the outdoors farming and gardening. She cherished her time with family, especially her grandchildren.
  Betty was of the Catholic faith, and was a member at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake.
  Funeral Services for Betty will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday June 3, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home. Pastor Michael Meier will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Betty Lou Schneider may be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Clarence O. Ramm


 

Clarence O. Ramm, 93, of Medford, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.  A memorial gathering will be held from 11:00 AM - 4 PM at Ray Ramm's house ( N3672 Shattuck Ave, Medford WI ) on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Inurnment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Taylor County. 

  Clarence was born February 21, 1923 at home in Medford to Willham and Gertrude (Zastrow) Ramm.    He attended Pleasant Heights and Immanuel Lutheran School.  Clarence married Jessie Porter on July 11, 1945 in Medford. 
  Clarence was a dairy farmer, until retirement in 1985.  He also worked at various  places including: Hurd Millwork, Metzler Monuments, logging, and enjoyed driving for the Amish.   
  Clarence is survived by his seven children: Gerald of Stanley, Alvin (Marie), Jean, Donald, Lola, Ray (Ester Truckey) and Lucy Hanish all of Medford, nine grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters: Ella Hommel, Betty Zuleger, and Joyce Ramm.  
  He was preceded in death by his wife: Jessie (December 2003), two children: David Ramm and Joan Keuffer, two sisters: Emma and Ruth and a brother: Ferdinand.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Steven "Steve" "Tige" M. Yaron


 

STEVEN “STEVE” “TIGE” M. YARON

 

AGE: 60

 

ADDRESS: 564 Pine Street, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:52 AM Tuesday, May 24 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 6 weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 27 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Nancy Amacher

 

INTERMENT: 1:30 PM Friday, May 27 at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Lublin where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Lublin American Legion Post #547

 

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Thursday, May 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 27

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 28, 1956 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: St. Louis Parochial School, Dorchester & was a 1974 graduate of Colby High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 28, 1990 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity to Denise L. Jablonicky and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran having served from 1974-1977. After the military, he moved to Dorchester and ran the family gas station, Yaron Shell for a period of time. After their marriage, they moved to Medford & he worked at Tombstone Pizza for 28 years until ill health forced his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mechanic work, fishing trips to Canada & Lake Erie, spending time at the family cabin in Taylor County.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Denise L. Yaron of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kelsey Yaron of Burlington, WI, Justin Yaron, a student at UW River Falls, and Brent Yaron, a student at UW Stout, Menomonie, WI

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Tony (Rachel) Yaron of Medford, Jim (Diana) Yaron of Ogema, Carl (Diane) Yaron of Wausau
Brothers-in-law: Don (Julie) Jablonicky of Flower Mound, Texas, Mark (Vickie) Jablonic of Pewaukee, WI, and Lance Jablonicky of Colby

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Paul Yaron in 1983

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father/Mother-in-law: Donald & Joanne Jablonicky of Colby

 

DECEASED FATHER: Tony Thomas Yaron

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dolores Harriet (Surman) Yaron

 

PALLBEARERS: Keith Meyer, Mitch Surman, Rick Moser, Jason Yaron, Jeremy Yaron, Jim Brushaber

 

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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Lorraine M. Smith


Lorraine M. Smith, age 98, of Owen passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Clark County Health and Rehab Center in Owen under the care of Hope Hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Reverend Ronald Johnson will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 12:00 noon until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lorraine was born on August 19, 1917, the daughter of Arthur and Agda (Anderson) Hjertstedt in Chicago,IL. Lorraine was united in marriage to Robert F. Smith Sr. on November 23, 1940 in Chicago at Saint Priscilla Catholic Church.

Lorraine graduated from high school in Chicago. She was the Director and Coordinator of the Owen Senior Center from 1978 until 1992.

Lorraine enjoyed sports, especially track and field, she was an avid Packer fan and loved to play cards. Her nick name was “Pee Wee.”     

Lorraine is survived by her children: Robert (Mary) Smith of Green Bay, Bruce (Lorraine) Smith of Hoffman Estates, IL, Kathy Nesbitt of Wausau, Thomas (Sue) Smith of Tomah and David (Mary) Smith of Boyd, 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. She is further survived by her twin sisters: Millie Crawford and Margaret Buck of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert; her parents, and her siblings: Dorothy, Gladys, Fred, Nancy, Bernice, Richard, Gwendolyn and Audrey and a son-in-law; Ryan Nesbitt.

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Raymond W. Hackel


 

Raymond W. Hackel, age 93, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 surrounded by his family at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford.  A memorial service be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 25 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Father Charles Hiebl will officiate.  Interment will be held at St. Thomas in Milan.  Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 PM until the time of the service on Wednesday at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.

  Raymond was born on September 8, 1922, in the Town of Holton, the son of Albert and Sadie (Speck) Hackel.  He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Irma Hoernke on April 6, 1946 at the priest's house in Wuertzberg.

  Raymond was a farmer.  He farmed until the age of 62.  Other jobs include hauling milk and driving a gravel truck. 

  Raymond enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, gambling and weeding ginseng. He was also a big Cub's fan and Packer fan. Most of all, he loved his family.

  Raymond is survived by his wife: Irma Hackel; eight children:  Judy (Daniel) Maroldy, CA, Mike (Cheri) Hackel of Abbotsford, Wendy King of Watertown, Julie (Roger) Thieme of Colby, Kathy (Roy) Welcher of Cameron, Ken Hackel of Abbotsford, Paula (Bruce) Erickson of Athens, and Paul (Tracy) Hackel of Medford; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a brother: Howard Hackel and a sister: Celia Venzke.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by a brother: Isadore Hackel and a sister: Marie Hummes.

  Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Walter "Butch" Lindahl


 

Walter Loyd “Butch” Lindahl, 92, of Medford, passed away Sunday May 22, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab.

  Butch was born in High Bridge, WI, April 8, 1924 to Ernest and Pauline (Seaquist) Lindahl. He married Shirley H. Kleist at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville on October 19, 1946. She survives.
  Butch is also survived by his children; Beverly (Dale) Schroeder of Stevens Point, and Steven (Gloria) Lindahl of Medford. Grandchildren Troy (Kiersten) Schroeder, Eric Lindahl, Adam (Mindy) Lindahl, Darcy (Jeremy) Wall, Angela Lindahl, and Heather Lindahl. And 6 Great Grandchildren. He is further survived by Sister In Law Pauline Lindahl of Washington State and many nieces and nephews.
  He is preceded in death by his Parents, Son Lloyd Lindahl, and Brothers Virgil and Eugene Lindahl, and infant brother Lloyd Lindahl.
  Butch served his country in the US Army Medic Corps from 1943 – 1946. He then drove truck for Ben Reusch in Minong, WI and also was employed by Niemuth Implement Company in Stetsonville. In 1951 Butch began long-distance truck for Neuendorf Trucking, driving to Chicago. In 1981, Butch retired from trucking and then worked part time selling cars for Mertens Garage. He was a charter member of the Stetsonville American Legion Post 519, Medford VFW Post 5729, past member of the Thursday Night Mens Golf League, 710 Teamsters Union in Chicago and served as President of the Church Council of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville for six years.
  Funeral Services for Butch Lindahl will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stetsonville. Rev. James H. Babler will officiate. Burial will take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. His Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Military Rites will be presented by the Stetsonville American Legion Post 519. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, on Tuesday May 24, 2016 and also at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 10:00 – 10:45.

  Arrangements have been entrusted with Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake.
  Memorial Donations in honor of Butch may be given to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Donald W. Nelson


 

Donald W. Nelson, age 82, of Stevens Point, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Portage County Health Care Center surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

  Donald was born November 25, 1933 to the late Chester & Gertrude (Strebig) Nelson in Medford, WI.     He grew up on the family farm in the town of Hammel and attended Meadowbrook grade school. He graduated from Medford High School in 1951 and attended a short course in farming at UW-Madison.
Donald married Alice Blasel at Zion Lutheran Church on September 6, 1958 in Stetsonville, WI. They had three daughters, Cindy, Beth, & Sharon.
  Donald operated heavy equipment for P.C. Kaiser from 1956 to 1964, working on the WI interstate system out of Portage, WI. He was a semi truck driver most of his working career; driving for Neuendorf Transportation and Steel King Industries in Stevens Point, WI. Donald retired in 1997. From 2004 to 2013, Donald drove potato truck for Wysocki Potato Company during harvest season.
  One of his greatest lifetime achievements was driving 4.2 million accident free miles. He was awarded Mack Truck’s Million Mile Award in 1974. He was also Driver of the Month by Wisconsin Motor Carrier in September 1980 and was acknowledged for his outstanding service as a professional driver in February of 1981 by Motor Carriers Association.
  In his free time, Donald enjoyed camping with his family, water skiing, snowmobiling, and snow skiing.   After retirement, they purchased a motor home and became full time RV’ers, living summers in Canada and winters in Texas. He spent time fishing in Wisconsin, Canada, and Texas. He and his wife, Alice, hunted deer, elk, & moose in Wisconsin, Wyoming, Texas & Canada.
  Donald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Nelson of Stevens Point; daugthers, Cindy (Mike) Marczak of Stevens Point, Sharon (Tim) Maloney of Avon, IN, and son-in-law, Kirk Schield of Two Harbors, MN; 7 grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, Anna, & Sara Schield, Trevor & MacKenzie Maloney, and Dean Marczak. He is further survived by sister, Shirley Kruescher of Stetsonville, WI; mother-in-law, Leona Blasel; along with other beloved family.
  He is preceded in death by daughter, Beth Schield; his parents; and father-in-law, Ed Blasel.
  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Thomas Petersen officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25th at the Boston Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and also on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Committal will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be established at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
  The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Staff at Ministry Saint Michaels Hospital, Ministry Hospice, and Portage County Health Care Center for the wonderful care that was given to Donald.

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Geraldine "Gerry" M. Hraby


 

GERALDINE “GERRY” M. HRABY

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: N2156 County Road C, Medford; A Township of Deer Creek resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 AM Friday, May 20 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, May 23 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: 4 – 7 PM Sunday, May 22 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, May 23 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 16, 1921 at the Town of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Little White School, Town of Little Black

 

MARRIAGE: October 4, 1947 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Edward F. Hraby and he preceded her in death May 29, 2005

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Chicago for 9 years at Eversharp Pens & Pencil factory. After their marriage, she farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for many years until retirement. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, fishing, gardening, crafts & her grandchildren. She was also active in the Gad Go Getters 4-H Club.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville & its Ladies Aid; Sunny Hill Homemakers Club for many years

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:Diane (Bruce) Albrecht of Medford & Leon (Linda) Hraby of Medford
Daughter-in-law: Lynette (Duane) Bahr of Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - David Hraby in 1977

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 & 3 step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dorothy Reimann of Milwaukee
Sister-in-law: Darlene Peche of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward, Clifford & Victor Peche; Sister – Bernadine Williams

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Peche

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie (Janoske) Peche

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Todd, Terry & Travis Albrecht, Tanya Clyde, Lee, Lyle, Liza, Dave & Jason Hraby, Ryan Bahr

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

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Lorraine A. Killion


 

Lorraine Anne Killion, 96, former Fergus Falls, MN resident, passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had been a resident for the last 2 years.

  Lorraine was born April 8, 1920 in Minneapolis, MN to Albert and Alice (Thor) Dongoske. Following her high school career she then went on to McPhale School of Music. She married Loren H. Killion on October 2, 1943 in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1995.
  She is survived by her children; Ann (Robert) Rusch of Rib Lake, WI, Barbara (William) Weber of Fargo, ND, Frederick (Karen) Killion of Florence, AZ, eight Grandchildren, nine Great Grandchildren, three Nephews and one niece.

  Lorraine is also preceded in death by her parents, Sister Jane Carlson, Brother in Law Roger Carlson, and several aunts and uncles.

  Lorraine worked for Ottertail Power Company as a secretary. She had a passion for music that remained with her throughout her life. She held the position of Organist and Choir director for several churches in Tennessee, Minneapolis, Detroit, Fargo and Fergus Falls. She deeply loved her family, and enjoyed visiting her grandchildren throughout the country. Lorraine was an excellent fisherwoman. She loved to take casino trips with friends, playing Bridge, and entertaining nursing home residents by playing the piano. Lorraine will be remembered by her many talents, especially her love for orchestrating events.
  She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Westboro, and The Hospital Bridge Marathon.

  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday May 26, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Westboro, Pastor Linda Strader will officiate. Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church beginning at 10:00 until the time of services at 11:00. Cremation rites have been accorded, burial will take place at a later date at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis.

  Memorial Donations in honor of Lorraine may be given to her familyfor 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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Clemence "Clem" M. Heindl


 

CLEMENCE “CLEM” M. HEINDL

 

AGE: 92

 

ADDRESS: 1080 County Road E, Medford; Town of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:37 PM Thursday, May 12 at his residence in the Town of Little Black

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, May 16 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester

 

OFFICIATING: Father Peter Manickam

 

INTERMENT: Dorchester Memorial Cemetery

 

VISITATION: St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester from 9 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Monday, May 16 where there will be a 9 AM Catholic Rosary Service held that morning

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1924 in the Township of Mayville, Clark County

 

EDUCATION: St. Louis Catholic School, Dorchester

 

MARRIAGE: August 17, 1948 at East Bristol, WI to Margaret Marcella Mayr and she preceded him in death February 14, 2011

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Farmed in the Town of Mayville for many years until his retirement and moved to the Town of Little Black. He was honored as Clark County Outstanding Farmer of the Year in 1972. He served as a director for the Dorchester Co-op & Cloverhill Co-op for periods of time. He enjoyed bird watching, making firewood, animals, hunting & gardening.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jerome (Sally) Heindl of Colby, Cheryl (Jim) Ploeckelman of Stetsonville, Teresa “Teri” (Richard) Bartnik of Abbotsford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ruben in 2003 & 2 children in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 9 Brothers & Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: H. Martin Heindl

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Theresa (Dessl) Heindl

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Todd Heindl, Jacob, Randy & Karl Ploeckelman, Brian, Kevin, Loren & Lee Bartnik

 

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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Teresa E. Sromek


 

Teresa E. Sromek, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Artisan Senior Living in Middleton.

  She was born on July 19, 1923, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of John and Frances (Klejevska) Kuras.   After graduating from Saints Peter and Paul Girl's Cathedral in 1941, Teresa worked as an assistant nurse at St. Mary's Hospital until 1949. She was united in marriage to Edward Sromek on Sept. 25, 1948. They moved from the Duluth area and settled in rural Gilman, Wis., where they owned Ruby Store and farmed from 1949 until her retirement in 1975. Teresa then moved into the Village of Gilman where she worked part-time at Gilman Nursing Home for four years, followed by 16 years at Zastrow Care Center. During this time she earned a certificate to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. After full retirement in 1998, Teresa enjoyed hobbies such as gardening and baking. She was active in the Ladies Church Guild and Rosary Society. After the passing of her husband, Edward, Teresa moved to the Thorp, Wis., area for a short while and then to the Madison area where she was under the care of her son, George and daughter-in-law, Marilyn.

  Teresa is survived by her children, John (Debbie), Susan (Pete), and George (Marilyn); grandchildren, Tony (Jenni), Teri Lea (Jeremy), Christina, Thomas (Shayla), Lana (Jimmy), Jordan (Allison), Alex (Katie), and Catherine (Josh); and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward; brothers, John G., Thomas, Joseph, and Felix; and sister, Frances Nehl.

  Funeral services will be held at SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 315 E. Davlin St., Gilman, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Memorials in Teresa's name may be gifted to Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. The family wishes to thank Artisan Senior Living and Agrace HospiceCare, especially Terri and Susan for their wonderful care and support. 

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Gerald "Jerry" "Sonny" E. Riemer


 

 

GERALD “JERRY” “SONNY” E. RIEMER

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: W3761 State Highway 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, May 11 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, emergency room where he was taken earlier

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Saturday, May 14 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Saturday, May 15

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1930 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools

 

MARRIAGE: December 11, 1953 at Medford to Karen M. Hoffman and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 44 years until retirement. He also farmed in the Town of Browning for a period of time and also owned/operated Riemer’s Plaster Craft & Concrete for a period of years. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, polka music, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Karen M. Riemer of the Town of Browning

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathy (Mark) Brandner of Medford and Michael (Susan) Riemer of Owen

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Darlene Gebauer and Faith (Roger) Higgins both of Medford, Carol (John) Gaba of Wisconsin Rapids, Sharyle (Dennis) Peche of Dorchester; Brothers – Gary Riemer of Medford, Bill Riemer of Stetsonville, Duane (Carol) Riemer of Marshfield & Ralph (Dorothy) Riemer of Waterford, WI

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Riemer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Marie (Raymond) Riemer

 

PALLBEARERS: Paul & Jessica Erikson, Stephanie & Greg Downey, Josh & Sam Brandner

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

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Francis X. Weber


 

FRANCIS X. WEBER

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: Dorchester, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford where he had resided for the past 5 weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Father Peter Manckam

 

INTERMENT: Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service. Also from 9:30 until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1928 in Dorchester

 

EDUCATION: Francis attended St. Louis Catholic School in Dorchester

 

MARRIAGE: on June 9, 1953 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester Francis married the love of his life, Delores “Dee” P. Broeske and she preceded him in death on May 5, 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his schooling, Francis worked on the family farm until 1950 when he purchased his own dairy farm and operated it for 64 years. He enjoyed driving his John-Deere tractor, watching the wildlife, eating his wife’s delicious cooking and baking and spending time with his family

 

MEMBER OF: St. Louis Catholic Church, Owen-Withee Polka Choir for 13 years, and past president of the Dorchester Co-Op for a number of years

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tom Weber, Dan (Tammy) Weber both of Dorchester and Judy (Matt) Tacke of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:8: Sara (Matt) Hammes, Katie (Joe) Etten, Troy (Allison) Petznick, Alex & Carisa Tacke, Tia & Tara Weber & Jamie (Morgan) Crotteau

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5: Angela & Jordy Bradford, Evalyn & Miles Hammes & Cameron Crotteau

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Sisters & 3 Brothers

 

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Joseph Weber

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Clara (Elfert) Weber

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Carl Blumenthal
Active: Troy Petznick, Joe Etten, Matt Hammes, Morgan Crotteau, Alex Tacke and Michael Mueller

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Francis’ 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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Marjorie L. Schlais


 

MARJORIE L. SCHLAIS

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: W8524 County Road D, Westboro, WI 54490; A Township of Westboro resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:59 AM Monday, May 9 at the residence of her son in Birchwood, WI under the loving care of her family and Lakeview Medical Center Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 13 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

VISITATION: from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 13 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 27, 1926 at Wisconsin Rapids, WI

 

EDUCATION: Wisconsin Rapids elementary schools & was a graduate of Stevens Point High School

 

MARRIAGE: February 23, 1946 in Stevens Point to Clarence E. Schlais and he preceded her in death May 8, 2012

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they moved to Medford where she worked as a housewife & mother for most of her life. They moved to the Township of Westboro in 1972. She enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing & gardening.

 

MEMBER OF: Past member of Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Barbara (Roger) Steen of the Town of Westboro & Steven (Carol) Schlais of Birchwood, WI

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Great Granddaughter – Sierra Buchkowski in 2012

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Shirley Waskowick & Mildred Waide

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Rogers DECEASED MOTHER: Irene (Denny) Rogers

 

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

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William "Bill" Swedea


 

William "Bill" Sweda, age 78, of Colby, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016
at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his family after a tragic farming
accident.
  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin.
Military honors will be provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547. 

  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13
at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, and Saturday from
10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church in Lublin.
  Serving as pallbearers are:
John Sweda, Harry Sweda, Jr., Duane Kowalczyk, Scott Kowalczyk, Randy
Lewan and Tim Lewan.
Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Frank Sweda.
  Bill was born on January 13, 1938, the son of Matthew and Anna (Paraschak)
Sweda in Lublin.
  He attended Lublin Grade School and graduated from Gilman High School in
1956.
  Bill attended Medford Teacher's College and graduated in 1958.
  He taught in Thorp until joining the U.S. Army and served for two years.
  After his service, Bill taught at Holloway Grade School and Pleasant Heights
in the Medford area.
  He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from UW-River Falls in 1966 and a
Master's Degree in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling at the University of
Colorado at Greeley in 1972.
  Bill taught at Colby Jr. /Sr. High School from 1967 until retiring in 1994. Bill
also was a coach, referee, umpire and drivers education instructor.

  Bill was united in marriage to Judith Stewart on August 20, 1966 at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp.
  They divorced in 2005.
  He was a member of the Colby American Legion Post #266
for many years and recently joined the Lublin Post.
  He also was an avid hunter and enjoyed going to community events.
  Bill is survived by his three daughters:
Kristin (Steve) Wehrman of Chili; Holly Sweda of Greenwood and Jessica
Sweda of Colby; six siblings:
Frank Sweda, Katherine Bluemel, Harry Sweda, Nettie (Jim) Kowalczyk,
Pauline (Ray) Lewan and Don Sweda.
  He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Eloise Sweda; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings:
Andrew Sweda, Mary Terlecki, John Sweda, Ella Kaye, Helen Janetzke, Julie
Roback, Steve Sweda, and Joe Sweda.
  Family and friends may express condolences online at
www.maurinaschilling.com. A memorial will be designated at a later time in
Willam's memory to fill a need for the Colby School District.

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Ricky Harold Nikkila


Ricky Harold Nikkila, 59, Marshfield, former Town of Hill, Ogema resident, died in the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday, May 2.

  He was born on January 30, 1957, in Phillips, the son of Bessie and Harold Nikkila. He attended the Prentice High School. He was employed by Marathon Cheese and by Phillips Plastics Corporation. While living in Ogema he attended the First Lutheran Church in Ogema. In his free time he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his motorcycle.
  He is survived by one brother, Kenneth (Nancy), Westboro, WI; by one sister, Cynthia (Thomas) Graun, Athens, WI; by a sister-in-law, Candis Nikkila, Westboro; by three nephews, Kenneth and Kevin Nikkila, Matthew Graun; and by one niece, Kimberly Graun; and by great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Dennis.
  Memorial services will be held at the Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 12, with Pastor Linda Strader of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema officiating. Inurnment will be in the Levitt Creek Cemetery in the Town of Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 P.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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Roy B. Clarkson


 

Roy Byron Clarkson,90, a town of Hammel resident, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Aspirus Medford Hospital in Medford.

  Roy was born July 6, 1925 in Medford the late Clarence “Dick” and Minnie Clarkson. He attended the Sawyer Dam School, in the town of Grover.
  On September 1, 1945 he married Elsie Nadler at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. They spent 70 years of marriage together. Elsie survives.
  Roy is also survived by his daughter Darlene (Kent) Staab of Medford, Step Grandchildren; Marshall Staab, Travis (Jennifer) Staab, Nicole (Matt) Cassis, Step Great Grandchildren Jacob and Paul Cassis, Brother Don (Evelyn) Clarkson of Medford, Sister in Law Ardis Clarkson of Medford, and many nieces and nephews.
 He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sister in Law Dorothy Clarkson, Brothers Ervin and Lester.
  Roy took up welding in Merrill, then worked for the Medford Highway Department for seven years. He then started to work for Hurds Millwork for 35 years, retiring from there in 1990. He enjoyed making firewood, fishing, hunting, woodworking, and gardening. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Medford.
 A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Brian Mundt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. A private committal service will take place at Medford Evergreen cemetery at a later date.
Memorial Donations in honor of Ray may be given to his family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements; online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Pamela J. Mueller


 

Pamela J. Mueller, age 51, of Withee, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen on Saturday,  May 7, 2016. Private interment will be at Riverside in the Town of Hixon following the visitation.

  Pamela was born on August 15, 1964, the daughter of Gary and Bonnie (Shilts) Englebretson in Neillsville, WI. She attended Greenwood High School and graduated in 1982.  Pamela was joined in marriage to Michael Mueller on April 15, 1982 in Neillsville, WI.  Together they raised 3 wonderful children; Justin, Geoff, and Kaley in Owen-Withee.

  Pamela was blessed to be able to watch her grandchildren for the last 8 years.  She loved her family and spending time with her family.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, and loved bird watching, especially cardinals.  She also enjoyed gardening.

  Pamela is survived by her husband: Michael; three children: Justin (Heather), Geoff (Morgan), Kaley (Rollan) Johnson; seven grandchildren: Kendall Mueller , Madilyn Mueller, Talon Mueller, Clay Mueller , Mackinley Mueller, Kasil Mueller, and Aubrianna Johnson; her parents: Gary and Bonnie;  and 3 sisters: Penny (Louie) Hebert, Lisa (Johnny) Barker, and Lora (Dave) Lindner.  

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Joseph "Joe" J. Meyer


 

JOSEPH “JOE” J. MEYER

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: Allman Avenue, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:50 PM Monday, May 2 at his residence in the city of Medford under the loving care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 6

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 4, 1923 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: November 15, 1948 at Medford to Lillian Lapacek and she preceded him in death July 7, 1968;
2nd: October 2, 1974 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Mary Ann Reynolds and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a WW II veteran having served from 1943-1945 in the European Theatre. After the military, he returned to Medford and worked as a clerk at the Co-op Store for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, playing cards, reading and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Life Member of the Medford V.F. W. #5729

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary Ann Meyer of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Dennis (Jae) Meyer of Reno, Nevada & Michael (Cora) Meyer of Elgin, IL
Grandchildren – Christopher (Claudia) Meyer, Jenifer (Ross) Antonacci, Sarah (Simon) Hughes, Anne (Ian) McWilliams
Great Grandchildren – Alexander & Alexis Meyer, Aiden Hughes, Bianca Antonacci

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ray Meyer of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John Meyer, Edward “Scotty” Meyer, Fr. Bernard Meyer, SM, Twins – Lawrence & Leon Meyer; Sisters – Margaret Danen, Marie Hayden, Regina Querin

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Meyer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes (Pritzel) Meyer

 

PALLBEARERS: Chris & Dale Meyer, Dale Ludwig, John Danen, Bill Hayden, Brian Krause

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Holy Rosary Catholic School, 215 W. Washington Ave., Medford, WI 54451
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Constance "Connie" Goodman Stack


 

Constance Goodman Stack, 83, of Baraboo, Wi. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells.

  She was born on July 8, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Estelle Goodman of Medford. On Dec.21, 1954, she was married to Eugene Stack of Baltimore, Maryland at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. Eugene and Connie met in the state of Maine where both were youth camp counselors while in college.
  After graduating from Medford High School in 1950, Connie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in physical education and was later employed as a recreation director.     She loved to stay active and played and coached tennis and volleyball. She enjoyed reading novels and caring for her plants. Connie’s faith was most important to her and became stronger as time went on. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and school in Baraboo. She also served on the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Board for a number of years. She loved her family with a fond love for her 9 grandchildren.
  Survivors include her four children, Eugene (Susan) Stack Jr., of Delavan, Patrick (Laura) Stack, of Baraboo, Laura (Tim) Stack-Gorman, of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kevin (Jamie) Stack, of Sun Prairie; sister, Judi (Mark) Seidl, of Wausau; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, as well as her sister-in-law Donna Goodman, of Medford, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Stack; and her brother, Jack Goodman.
  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Medford.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Mike Hardy, 124 Second St., Baraboo, WI, 53913, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (1-800-805-5856)

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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Delores M. Kiefer


 

Delores Margaret Kiefer, age 92, of Abbotsford, passed away May 2, 2016 at her home, with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on May 7, 2016  at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate. A visitation will be held at the church on May 7, from 9:00 AM until the time of service.  

 

Delores was born December 11, 1923 in the town of Hull to John and Rose (Thorn) Brill.  Delores is a graduate of Colby High School.  Soon after she met Raymond Kiefer and they married June 12, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Together they had 8 children which were the love of her life and they farmed in the town of Holton until 1984.   

 

Delores was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW), and was the President of The National Catholic Order of Foresters for many years. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, sewing, baking, crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren.  Delores and Raymond loved to travel.  They  traveled all over the world to places like; Hawaii, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and all 50 states.

 

Delores is survived by her husband; Raymond:  five sons; Ronald of Colby, Larry (Cheryl) of Hawaii, Dan (Robyn) of Abbotsford, Tom of Bear Creek, and Mark (Krish) of Wauconia, MN, and three daughters; Rose (Ken) Solberg of New London, Trish (Brad) Podevels of Colby, and Michelle (Jeff) Wellsandt of Colby.  She is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, 6 great- great grandchildren.

 

Delores is preceded in death by her siblings; Mary Ann, Leona, John, and Betty.

 

The Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Kiefer family with arrangements.

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