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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2016-07

Clinton E. "Sonny" Pilbeam


 

Clinton E. "Sonny" Pilbeam, Medford died Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home.

  He was born July 4, 1945 in Spooner, son of the late Clinton A. and Vivian (LaRue) Pilbeam.

  Sonny worked at Frahm Wood Products in Athens for many years. He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, all of Wisconsin Badger sports and playing cribbage with anyone who had a dollar to lose. Sonny loved camping, and spending time with his family. Most especially he cherished the time he was able to watch his children and grandchildren play softball and baseball or anyone else he knew. He also had a love for animals, especially dogs and horses.

  Survivors include Sharon Stahnke, Medford, his children, Jessica (Chris) Mabie, Medford, Jeff (Janelle Helland) Stahnke, Athens and Josh (Jenny) Stahnke, Edgar, six grandchildren, Sebastian and Alex Mabie, Lucas, Brooke, Erica and Logan Stahnke and one sister, Sandra (Don) Pfau, Maple Grove, MN.

  Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. The Rev. Joy Nelson Jeffers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Athens funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

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Lawrence "Larry" E. Netzer


  Lawrence "Larry" E. Netzer, 81, of Medford passed away on Friday, July 22nd at his Lake Holcombe cottage.

  Larry was born on April 3rd, 1935 in Woodstock, Illinios to Robert and Mary (Klinger) Netzer.  He graduated from Portage High School in 1954.  He married Rita Johnson on October 24th, 1959 in St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester.  Larry was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

  Larry was a sausage maker for most of his life.  He learned the trade from his father.  Larry started in the Meat Department of Tombstone Pizza, formulating meat toppings for pizza, snack sticks and jerky.  In 1990, Larry started Hickory Nutz Sausage which specialized in wild game.  His claim to fame is his venison bacon.  

  He loved spending time with his family and friends at Lake Holcombe.  Larry was an avid fisherman and hosted annual fish fries at "Moe's Place" for many years.  

  Survivors include his wife Rita (Johnson) Netzer.  His children: Lori Netzer (Mike Gleiforst), Pat Brost (Wayne Denzine), Dennis Netzer (Trish Ulrich), Angie Isaacson (Brad Isaacson), Tim Netzer (Suzy Netzer), Jeff Netzer (Magga Netzer), Bobbi Breneman (Dave Breneman) and Curt Netzer.  His Brother, Frank Netzer of Holcombe.

  19 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren.

  Two deceased brothers: Robert and Thomas Netzer.

  As per Larry's request, his body was donated for scientific study.  No services are scheduled.

 

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Sayoko (Uchiyama) Olson


 

Sayoko (Uchiyama) Olson, 83, passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2016. She was born on October 8,1932, in Tokyo, Japan to Suekich and Kan Uchiyama.

  Sayoko worked at a U.S. Army Post located in Tokyo in the early 1950’s where she met Orlando “Ole” Olson, who became her beloved husband of 63 years. They married in Japan in 1953 and began their family there before moving back to Owen, Wisconsin in 1955 to raise their growing family. She proudly became an American citizen in 1972.

  Sayoko was an extraordinary woman who had a gentle demeanor, a comforting smile, and an admirable work ethic. While Orlando often worked outside the home, Sayoko worked hard to establish the family farm and centered her life around her ever-growing family.  She always made time to have fun - some of her favorite activities included watching professional wrestling with her grandchildren, playing penny-poker and Yahtzee around the dining room table, and celebrating holiday parties into the late night hours with her 100+ family members.

  Sayoko  kept beautiful Japanese traditions alive in her home. She cooked traditional Japanese meals for her family - no small feat since ingredients had to be acquired from Japanese grocery stores in Chicago. In the Spring, she celebrated Japanese Girls’ Day, where the girls in the family dressed in kimonos and set up an elegant display of ornamental dolls in their home. For  Boys’ Day around Easter-time, Sayoko and her family held the tradition of kite flying, and on that day, dozens of colorful kites could be seen in the sky over their farm with kids running through the fields. Sayoko often tied her kite to a fence post when the sun went down so it would continue flying through the night. 

  Sayoko is survived by her children Pauline (George) Rohmeyer, Arlene (Mike) Greschner, Julie Pipkorn, Orlando (Jackie) Olson, Robert (Wendy) Olson, Thomas (YoAnna) Olson, and William (Angela) Olson; one sister located in WI and one sister in Japan; three brothers located in Japan; and many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Japan. She loved being with babies and babies seemed to easily connect with her - a great skill as she was blessed to be called “Obachan” (Japanese for “Grandma”) by 23 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

  Sayoko is preceded in death by her husband, Orlando “Ole” Olson who passed away July 2, 2016; her son, Floyd; her great-grandchildren, Ryder and Kyanna; her parents, Suekich and Kan; her son-in-law, Randolph Pipkorn; one brother, three sisters, and one niece.

  Funeral services will be held at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home located at 607 E. 4th St, Owen, WI on Saturday, July 30, 2016, with visitation from 9:30-11:00 AM, and a memorial service from 11:00-11:30 AM.

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John A. Arndt


 

John A. Arndt, age 43, of Withee, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee.  Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate.  Inurnment to be held at Longwood Township Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Saturday at the church.

  John was born on March 5, 1973, the son of Allen and Janice (Anderson) Arndt in Stanley.  He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1991.  John worked for various restaurants.

  John enjoyed playing on the computer, especially facebook, watching movies and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan.

  John is survived by his parents, Allen and Janice of Withee; his sister, Sonia (Damian) Lewis and his two nieces, Jayden and Danica of South Dakota; maternal grandparents, Harvey and Velda Anderson of Withee.  He is further survived by aunts and uncles:  Billy (April) Anderson, Diane Anderson, Donald Arndt, Robert Arndt, Terry (Cathy) Arndt, Larry (Jan) Arndt, David (Terri) Arndt, Judy (Jack) Oliver and Linda Arndt; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Alfred and Bertha Arndt; two uncles, Ronald Anderson and Carl Arndt.

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Delbert B. Wells


 

  Delbert Bruce Wells, husband, father, grandfather, carpenter, farmer, trapper, hunter, and fisherman died peacefully at home on July 21, 2016 surrounded by his family under the care of Hope Hospice.           Delbert was born to Harry David Wells and Bonnie Louise (Alexander) Wells in Kincaid, IL. He attended various elementary schools in Michigan, Meadowbrook School in the Town of Hammel and Medford High School.

  Delbert joined the Navy in 1943 and served as a gunner on merchant and Navy troop and supply ships in the European, Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters. In 1946 he married the love of his life, Genevieve Mae Diels, and the family settled initially in the Town of Hammel where he farmed and engaged in logging. In 1950 the family moved to West Plains, MO where Delbert honed his skills in carpentry, constructing 9 new homes. In 1963 the family moved back to the Town Hammel, where Delbert was a dairy farmer and carpenter, constructing 24 new homes and renovating many other homes and barns.
  Delbert was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, where he served on the Building Committee, and the Boxrucker-Barry American Legion Post 519 of Stetsonville, WI.
  Delbert is survived by his sister, Lyndoll Wells of Medford, WI, and children: Dale of Allen, TX; Bruce and his wife Sharon (Emmerich) of Mount Vernon, IL; Dawn of Medford, WI; Pamela and her husband Bruce Emmerich of Phillips, WI; David and his wife Mary (Kretschmer) of Melissa, TX; Kevin and his wife Leza (Malstrom) of Medford, WI; Susan and her husband Joseph Belzer of St. Louis Park, MN; Deirdre of Marshfield, WI; Ethan (deceased) and his wife, Tina (Boelk) of Medford, WI; James and significant other Sandi Kuenne of Medford, WI; and Melody and her husband Tim Mueller of Mosinee, WI; 28 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
  Delbert is preceded in death by his wife Genevieve; parents, Harry David Wells and Bonnie Louise (Alexander) Wells; a brother, James; and a son, Ethan John.

  Funeral services for Delbert will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 28, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in the town of Holway, with Pastor Lowell Bolstad officiating. Burial will follow in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, and also on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at the church.
Honorary Pallbearers are the former military members of the family Lyndoll Wells, Bruce Wells, Dawn Wells, Bruce Emmerich, David Wells and Kevin Wells. His grandchildren Scott Wells, Lynda (Wells) Brock, Jarrod Wells, Kyle Wells, Nicholas Wells, Cody Wells, Ashley (Wells) Vasquez, Lucas Wells, Tonya (Emmerich) Brost, Kara (Emmerich) Sperl, Travis Wells, Nathaniel Wells, Joshua Wells, Benjamin Wells, Kimberly Wells, Lauren Wells, Neill Nettesheim, William Wells, Lucas Nettesheim, James Nettesheim, Aaron Belzer, Brian Belzer, Adam Belzer, Megan (Novinska) Harris, Justin Novinska, Brittany Wells, Samantha (Wells) Brackmann and Bonnie (Wells) Fischer will serve as pallbearers.
Full Military Honors will be performed by the Stetsonville American Legion Military Honors Team
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Delbert’s name to Hope Hospice, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, or Aspirus Medford Hospital Foundation.
  Hemer Funeral Service has been entrusted with arrangements. Onlincondolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Rita J. Fuchs


 

Rita Joan Fuchs     

 

AGE:  64

 

ADDRESS:  W1217 Wood Lake Ave., Rib Lake, Town of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  5:10 AM Sunday, July 17, at her residence in the Town of Rib Lake under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday July 21 at Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher

 

INTERMENT:    Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION:  Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 20 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic Rosary service held and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, July 21

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1952 in Medford, WI

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford and a 1970 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 16, 1972 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Peter Bernard Fuchs and he survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE:  She worked as a stay at home mom for many years. She also worked at Gem Products, Rib Lake, Micros Inc., Rib Lake, Custom Sewing Inc., Rib Lake, and Great Northern Cabinetry, Rib Lake until ill health forced her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, shopping, watching the Green Bay Packers, garage sales, traveling and spending time with her family.   

 

MEMBER OF:  Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Peter “Pete” B. Fuchs of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brian (Connie) Fuchs of Dorchester, Stephanie Fuchs of Medford, Trisha (Jesse) Kittl of Abbotsford, Kristy (Todd) Schesel of Spencer, Jeff (Brooke Moberg) Fuchs of Medford, Carrie (Chad Leichtman) Fuchs of Colby

 

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Taylor Reinhardt, Gavin, Ethan, Camryn, & Evan Fuchs, Cortney & Hunter Kittl, Emily & Kellie Schesel, Jamisyn Leichtman, and one great-grandchild on the way         SURVIVING

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bernie (Ron) Oberley of Chelsea, John (Mary) Grant of Weston, Donnie (Barb) Grant of Medford, Mike (Ilene) Grant of Medford, Betty (Jerry) Stuessy of Medford, Bob (Linda) Grant of Franklin, WI

 

SURVIVING SISTER-IN-LAW: Deb Grant of Medford

 

DECEASED BROTHER: Ed Grant in 2007

 

DECEASED FATHER: Jerome Valentine Grant     

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Irene Marie Kleiber

 

PALLBEARERS:  Ryan & Peter Fuchs, Justin & Jim Grant, Todd Stuessy, Taylor Reinhardt, Neil Kauer

 

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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Pauline E. Thums


 

Pauline E. Thums, 96, of Rib Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Rib Lake.

  Pauline was born December 6, 1919 in the town of Chelsea to Andrew and Emma (Strobach) Mann.

Pauline attended grade school in Whittlesey. While growing up she worked on the family farm. She married Benedict Thums on February 28, 1938 at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Rib Lake, and then settled on the farm. Pauline then went on to work for Gem Products for twenty seven years until retirement. She then cared for her brother John for eight years until his death.

  Pauline loved to farm, crochet, sew, playing cards, listening to music and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Most of all she loved to be surrounded by her family and friends.

  She is survived by her two sons; Ron Thums of Curtiss, and Mike (Mary Ellen) Thums of Rib Lake, twelve grandchildren; Dan, Julie, Terri, Ben, Christina, Dori, Phillip, Steve, Rodney, Kyle, Carrie, Bobbie, and thirteen  great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

  Pauline is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Daughter Pat Zutavern, Infant Son Daniel, daughter in law Madelyne Thums, three sisters; Margaret, Catherine, and Theresa, and three brothers; Joe, Andy and John.

  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday July 22, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM, Thursday July 21, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, a prayer service will be held at 7 PM, visitation will resume Friday morning from 9 AM until the time of services at church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date at St. Ann’s Cemetery.

  Memorial Donations in honor of Pauline E. Thums can be given to her family, for designation at a later date.

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


 

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Mary Becker


 

  Heaven opened its arms to receive Mary (Probst) Becker on July 19, 2016 at the age of 84.

  She was born in the Town of Rib Lake on November 4, 1931 to Joseph and Ilene (Newcomb) Probst. She graduated from Rib Lake High School and after a short work tenure in Junction City, married Raymond Becker at Rib Lake on October 15, 1949.
  Mary was a firm believer in family, hard work and dignity of human life. She was active with Rib Lake Hope Hospice and was honored as the Wisconsin Hospice Volunteer of the Year in 1998. She was also an Emergency Medical Technician for the Rib Lake Ambulance Service and studied Nursing at Northcentral Technical College. She mentored 4-H club members and was active with ARC (formerly known as the Association of Retarded Citizens) and remained a staunch advocate for the care and education of the developmentally disabled throughout her life.
  Mary made the world a better place through a life dedicated to her large family, friends, and community. Her kindness, generosity and compassion touched many. She was passionate about ecology and the environment. She was an avid reader and valued learning and higher education. She loved the outdoors and had a special connection with nature and the earth; she enjoyed studying and recording Mother Nature’s changes. She had a Master Gardener designation and you could often find her knee deep in dirt. She led by example and taught her children to reach high, live every day to its fullest and never give up.
  The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of her friends and family for the time, love, laughter and friendship shared with her throughout the years. She loved you all. We are especially appreciative of the staff at Medford Aspirus and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, particularly Michelle Bucki, Jessie Sperl, Dr. Walter Kao/Laura Delp and Dr. Ann O’Rourke – you gave us the gift of additional precious time with her. And to Ron and Ilene, words can never express our gratitude for your undying devotion and commitment to insuring Mom never lacked for anything.

  She is survived by her children: Beverly (Tim) O’Meara of Chicago, Juliann (Mike) Albers of Hickory, NC, Ron Becker of Rib Lake, Marty Becker of Rio, Ilene (Mike) Coleman of Rib Lake, Bernadette (Dale) Strobach of Clear Lake, Duffy (Dennis) Johnson of Green Bay, Christine Becker of Monroe, Edward (Janine) Becker of Medford, Jill Becker of Rib Mountain, Jacqueline (Chad) Becker-Tylka of Chetek, Bonnie Becker of Wausau, Philip Becker of San Francisco, CA, and her siblings: Leo Liebl of Stevens Point, Teresa McGuire, Joan Eisner and Laverne Probst all of Rib Lake. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
  She is preceded in death by husband Raymond Becker in 1985, son Gregory Becker in 1972, sisters Dorothy Schrader, Geraldine Anders and brothers Oscar Probst and Fred Probst.
  The family would like to invite all to a memorial gathering to celebrate her life. It will be held from 12 noon until 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford.
  Per her wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PBS (The Public Broadcasting System) in her memory at:
Friends of Wisconsin Television
P.O. Box 7929
Madison, WI 53707
www.pbs.org

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Melvin A. Cull


Melvin A. Cull, age 88, of Thorp, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Jason Snapp will officiate. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Melvin was born on May 3, 1928 in the Madison area to Michael and Anna (Wallaker) Cull. He attended Owen Schools until the eighth grade. Melvin then went to work with his parents on the family farm (between Withee and Thorp), after his parents passed away he purchased the farm and ran it for several years. Later he sold the farm and worked as a farmhand for farmers in the Owen,Withee and Curtiss area. 

Melvin enjoyed hunting and loved the outdoors. He was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

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

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George R. Southworth


 

GEORGE R. SOUTHWORTH

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Golden Living Center/ Continental Manor in Abbotsford under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Molitor Catholic Cemetery in the Township of Molitor

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1931 in La Farge, WI

 

EDUCATION: George was a graduate of Owen High School

 

MARRIAGE: On August 10, 1955 in Medford, George married the love of his life Elaine L. Kalmon and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: George served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954. He drove truck for several trucking outfits in Wisconsin & Minnesota. George served as Town Chairman of Hammel, on the Medford Area School Board, Taylor County Board and Restorative Justice Board. He was a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, part of the Men’s Choir at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and he helped with CCD, RCIA, marriage classes and prayer groups. He also participated in two group mission trips.

George enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, logging, skiing, farming, fixing his model-T and tractors. He loved serving people and helping in whatever capacity he could, but most of all he loved his family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Medford American Legion and VFW

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine L. (Kalmon) Southworth of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary Jo (Paul) Peplinski of Milladore, Audrey Ann (Clark) Woznicki of Eau Claire & Patrick (Janet) Southworth of Clarksville, TN

 

GRANDCHILDREN: Paul, Justin & Elizabeth Peplinski, William, Matthew & Phillip Southworth

George is further survived by many nieces & nephews.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Donald (Annette) Southworth of Wausau, Charlotte Bolz of Medford, John (Betty) Southworth of Stratford, Mary Hessefort of Oshkosh, Dennis (Nancy) Southworth of Rhinelander & Daniel (Marge) Southworth of Aniwa
Brothers/Sisters-in-law: Janice Southworth of Palatine, TX, Marge Kalmon, Imy Kalmon, Steve Kalmon, Penny Kalmon, David (Laura) Kalmon, Pat (Allen) Huber, Jeff (Debra) Kalmon & George (Rita) Kalmon

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Bernice Guerten & Brother: James Southworth
Brothers-in-law: Bill Guerten, Conrad Bolz, Lee Hessefort, Frank Kalmon, Allen Kalmon & Dennis Kalmon

 

DECEASED FATHER: Claire Albert Southworth

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes Theresa (Klister) Southworth

 

DECEASED FATHER-IN-LAW: Steve G. Kalmon

 

DECEASED MOTHER-IN-LAW: Laura I. (Larson) Kalmon

 

PALLBEARERS: Patrick, Daniel, Dennis & Donald Southworth, Craig Bolz, Daniel & George Kalmon

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in George’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Schools, Aspirus Hospice Services & the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Anna M. Chaplinski


 

  Anna M. Chaplinski, 97, formerly of Gilman, died Saturday, July 16, 2016

at her daughters’ home in Stevens Point. She was born on June 23, 1919
in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of the late Valentine and Katherine
(Szczepaniak) Walczyk
  A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Madanu
Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be
from 9:30AM until time of service Wednesday at the Church. Plombon
Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.

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Robert J. Dassow Jr


 

Robert J. Dassow, Jr., 61, of Medford, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, July 5, 2016.

  Robert was born April 21, 1955 to Robert and Betty (Rochester) Dassow. He married Gail L. Wegerer on September 18, 1976. Gail survives.
  Robert is further survived by two sons; Jeremy (Kelly) Dassow, and Corey (Trisha) Dassow, both of Medford, four grandchildren; Ella, Willow, Eden, and Arbor, siblings; Robin (Jean) Dassow of Medford, Debbie Richert of Medford, Susan Dassow of Eau Claire, Donna (Don) Kalmon of Medford, and many nieces and nephews.
  He is preceded in death by his Parents, Son Dustin, and Brother in Law Marvin Richert.
  Robert served his country in the United States Army National Guard. Following his service he then went on to work for Koch, Wisconsin Equipment, Doberstein's and then drove over the road truck for Tombstone from 1984 until his retirement in 2014. Robert enjoyed woods working, and also the outdoors especially his time spent hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed traveling with his family to different Motocross races throughout the state. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
  Visitation will be held 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, prayers will be said at 11:30 AM at the funeral home, and a Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00 Noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin will officiate.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Robert Dassow can 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 can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

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James H. Schley


 

James H. Schley, 64 of Gilman, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the result

of a farm accident.

  He was born on January 20, 1952 at the Stanley hospital
the son of the late Orre and Dorothy (Chaplinski) Schley. Jim grew up south
of Gilman and graduated from Gilman High in 1970. He married Susan Lis
on September 25, 1971 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Gilman.

  A funeral mass will be at 11AM on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Saints
Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman with Father Manu Sleeva and Rev
Msgr Joseph Jarmoluk concelebrating. Inurnment will take later in the parish
cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the Church with an
8PM Rosary. Visitation will continue Wednesday at 10AM also at the
Church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with
arrangements. Memorials are encouraged to the Gilman Fire Department in
Jim’s name.

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Neal H. Tytor


Neal H. Tytor, age 68, of Withee, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.  A Graveside Service with Military Honors provided by the Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club will be held at Maplehurst Township Cemetery, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 am. This is located west on County Rd A right after you cross the Black River bridge.  Following the service will be a celebration of life at Meadowview Golf Course in Owen.

  Neal was born on July 13, 1947 in Chicago, IL, the son of Edmund and Florence (Carlson) Tytor.  He served in the USAF from September 22, 1965 to January 27, 1969. He started at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX, and was stationed in  Pakistan and Okinawa, Japan.  Neal was honorably discharged at Beale AFB in Marysville, CA as a Sergeant and his specialty was in Electrical Power.

  Before leaving CA, he worked at McDonald’s and according to him, he was one of the few employees that knew how to make a “Real Big Mac”.  Neal purchased a 1939 Plymouth Coupe and made his drive home to WI.

  Neal attended District 1 Technical College in September 1969 to June 1970 and again from April 1974 to January 1977, where he studied Diesel Mechanics and Ag Production.  In his years after the Air Force he worked in farming and being a mechanic before ending up at Tombstone Pizza in the maintenance area, where he worked for 20+ years until his retirement.

  In 1984, Neal bought the Tytor Family homestead which is where he made his home.  In 1989, he received the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty award from Tombstone Pizza.

  Neal enjoyed cycles all the way from his high school years to owning a scooter after he retired.  Memorable times in Tech school was being part of the “Jive Five” household.

  Neal is survived by his special friend, Jane Erl; four children:  Sara (Jesse) Marsh, Nathan (Tiffany), Stacy (Jamie) Petit and Valerie (Jeff) Deegan; two grandchildren:  Jayden and Katilynn Petit.  He is further survived by three siblings:  Trudy (Bob) Jischke, Brian Tytor and Gail (Bill) Nadon.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the Sons of American Legions or the American Legion of your choice.

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James L. "Jim" Shore


 

JAMES LESLIE “JIM” SHORE

 

AGE: 62

 

ADDRESS: W 8093 Highway 64, Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE OF DEATH: Asprius Medford Hospital, July 6, 2016

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM, Saturday July 9, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Joshua Krieger

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1954 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

 

EDUCATION: He graduated from Tomahawk High School, and then went on to Waukesha Technical School for Police Science.

 

MARRIAGE: Married Laura Lindert on December 30, 1972 in Cambria, Wisconsin.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served as the Chief of Police in Rib Lake from 1981 to 1991. He then went on to work for American Asphalt based out of Mosinee, and retired officially in 2011. Jim thoroughly loved Nascar and was an avid sports fan, especially watching the Green Bay Packers. He coached many little league baseball teams in Cambria and Rib Lake. Jim also had a passion for the outdoors, and took pleasure in hunting and fishing. He was a Hunters Safety Education Course Instructor for the State of Wisconsin for 30 years. Jim will be remembered for his love for his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Laura Shore of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Chris (Alise) Shore of Owen, Leslie (John) Konrad of Westboro.

 

SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Trevor and Trista Shore, Johnathan and Anna Konrad.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: William Shore, Rodger (Brenda) Shore, Cindy (Harry) Short, Diana (Robert) Shore, all of Tomahawk.

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Richard Shore, Sharen Snyder

 

DECEASED FATHER: Raymond Shore

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ruth Collette

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to Aspirus Medford Kidney Care, or to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Lannie G. Voss


 

Lannie G. Voss, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Abbotsford.  A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at First United Church of Christ in Colby.  Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate.  Interment to follow at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 AM until time of service Thursday at the church.  G

  Lannie was born on June 26, 1932 in Dorchester, the son of Edmund and Mildred (Ecke) Voss.  Lannie was united in marriage to Elaine Erickson in November of 1955.  They later divorced.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  After his discharge, Lannie held various jobs including farming, working for Meyer Manufacturing, various cheese factories and driving truck.  He also owned the Colby Cafe and Club 64.

  Lannie was a member of First United Church of Christ in Colby and the Colby VFW Post #2227.  He enjoyed polka music, fishing, camping and cooking.  Lannie especially cherished his family.

  Lannie is survived by his special friend, Marianne Thorson of Abbotsford, three children:  Gary Voss of Abbotsford, Lanny Scott Voss of Antigo and Debby (Rick) Hardrath of Abbotsford; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by a brother, Eddie (Arla) Voss, Jr.  of Colby and a sister, Bonnie (JJ) Jensen of Medford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and his ex-wife, Elaine.

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Abbie Lou Paur


 

ABBIE L.  PAUR

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: Medford, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, July 1, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and also from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 9, 1928 in Ontario, Wisconsin

 

EDUCATION: Abbie attended Westboro Grade School.

 

MARRIAGE: On October 27, 1973 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford, Abbie married the love of her life Wayne H. Paur and he survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: When Abbie was 8 years old, her family moved to Westboro. Abbie worked for Weathershield in Medford for 23 years as a grill assembler & glazer until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, going to the casino, flowers and spending time with her family and friends.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wayne H. Paur of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandra (SO: Ron Kleiber) Motte of Medford, Linda (Special Friend: Gary Glamann) Bucki of Stetsonville, Karen (Lawrence) Gyorkos of Stetsonville & Edwin Motte of Medford

 

GRANDDAUGHTER DECEASED: Tammi Lynn Bucki

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6: Jody (P.J. Cornwell) Bucki, Jamie (Jennifer), Joshua & Ryan (Christina) Bucki, Lawrence (Tina) Gyorkos & Jennifer (Tom) Rogers

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dema Pundsack of Fairdealing, Missouri

Abbie is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 6 Brothers & 2 Sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Bert Downing

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Olive (Owens) Downing

 

PALLBEARERS: Ryan, Jamie, Dominic & Josh Bucki, Derek & Michael Tallman, Devin & Breanna Gyorkos

 

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

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Donald R. Zuther


 

Donald R. Zuther, age 79, passed away on June 29, 2016, at Divine Savior Heathcare in Portage.

  Don was born on February 24, 1937, to the late Max and Hermine Zuther in Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin. He graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1955, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Mortuary Science Program, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science in 1965. He served his internship with the Taylor Funeral Home in Merrill, Wisconsin, and obtained both his Wisconsin and Minnesota licenses in 1966.  Don moved to Portage and was employed by Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Homes until 1972. Don was married to Loretta Dalton in 1967.  In the fall of 1972, Don began working for the State of Wisconsin, UW Medical School, and served over the years in the Pathology, Physiology and Anatomy Departments, retiring in 1999.  Don was a member of the Lions Club in Portage, and was also active in the Portage Citizens Policy Academy.

  He is survived by his wife Loretta; daughters, Michelle (Timothy) Sutfin of Portage and Mary Ellen of Portage; grandson, Kyle Sutfin of Portage; sister, Iline Budimlija of Mosinee, and brother, Marlin (Carol) Zuther of Seattle, Washington; a special nephew, Tom Dalton; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Marvin, sister, Helen Zuther Dyrcz, brothers-in-law, Duscan Budimlija and Joseph Dyrcz, and a dear friend, Glenn Teskey.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with Deacon Dennis Sutter presiding. Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Portage.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Dane County, 3030 Darbo Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53714, or the St. Vincent de Paul Free Clinic, 1311 W. Wisconsin St., Portage, WI 53901.
 

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Cletus A. Schraufnagel


 

Cletus A. Schraufnagel, age 97, of rural Colby, passed away on July 2, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Abbotsford.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on July 8, 2016  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby.  Father Peter Manickam will officiate. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Colby with Military Honors provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM at the church on Friday.

  Cletus was born November 11, 1918 in the town of Hull the son of Frank and Lena (Schilling) Schraufnagel.  He attended Riverside Country School and Colby High School.  Cletus served in the U. S. Navy as a gunner on a seaplane in WWII from 1943-45.  After his service, he became a member of the National Guard.

  Cletus was united in marriage to Anna Marie Hanson in April 3, 1944.  She preceded him in death on September 20, 1982.  He also was united in marriage to Maryjo Hammer in August 1985.  She preceded him in death on March 19, 2009.

  Cletus was a proud dairy farmer and purchased his father's farm.  He later purchased his grandfather's farm that was homesteaded and became a century farm in 1978.  After retiring from the farm in 1977, Cletus spent his winters in Arizona and Texas from 1985-2009.

  Cletus was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby.  He also was a lifetime member of the Colby VFW Post #2227.  Cletus enjoyed playing cards, shuffleboard, fishing, loved watching the Packers and Notre Dame and was an avid reader.  Most importantly, he loved and cherished his time with his family.

  Cletus is survived by his three daughters:  Carol (Steve) Luther, Mary (Rod) Umlauft, Joan (Gene) Peissig; two sons:  Patrick (Sharon) and Terry (Faye); a daughter-in-law, Susan Schraufnagel; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Anna Marie and Maryjo; his son, Dennis; brothers: Emil, Alphonse, Richard and Arthur; sisters, Martha, Mary Treankler and twin sisters at birth.

Memorials will designated at a later date.

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Orlando "Ole" Leonard Olson


 

Orlando "Ole" Leonard Olson, age 87,passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen (607 E. 4th St.).  Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.  Military Honors will be provided by Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and Owen-Withee Vets Club.

  Orlando was born on February 6, 1929 in Blue Earth, MN, to Floyd and Julia "June" (Bastianson) Olson and moved to the Owen-Withee area as a young boy, where he then lived nearly his entire life.  Orlando had an adventurous life and multiple careers that led him on travels throughout the country and world.   He served in the U.S. Army for 10 years which brought him to Japan in 1950, a tour of duty that ultimately changed the rest of his life, because it was there that he met his beloved wife of 63 years, Sayoko Uchiyama.  Orlando and Sayoko married in Japan in 1953 and began their family there before moving back to Owen in 1955 at the end of Orlando's military service to raise their growing family.  He took pride in working hard to raise his family, and to establish his farm and recycling businesses.  He also had careers with Motorola, road construction companies and held sales positions with several other companies.

  Orlando was an honest and virtuous man who always enjoyed a good conversation about the news and politics of the day; who always spoke his mind honestly; who never left a conversation without telling a joke to make you smile; who was a colorful storyteller; and who could be counted on to lend a hand when you needed him.  Whether a long-time friend or a new acquaintance, he made a profound impression on anyone who met him with his thoughtful insights, his hearty laugh, and warm smile.

  Orlando is survived by his wife, Sayoko; their children:  Pauline (George) Rohmeyer, Arlene (Mike) Greshner, Julie Pipkorn, Orlando (Jackie) Olson, Robert (Wendy) Olson, Thomas (YoAnna) Olson, and William (Angela) Olson; his brother, Francis "Butch" (Kathy), his sister-in-law, Judy Olson.  He was blessed to be called "Grandpa Ole" by 23 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren.  Orlando and Sayoko loved bringing their family together and annual gatherings regularly brought over 100 people together to celebrate.

  Orlando is preceded in death by his son, Floyd, his great-grandchildren Ryder and Kyanna, his parents Floyd and Julia, his brothers Edward and Oliver, his sister Margarite and his son-in-law Randolph Pipkorn.

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Thomas "Tom" W. Gengler, Sr


 

THOMAS “TOM” W. GENGLER, SR.

 

AGE: 63

 

ADDRESS: W9270 County Road M, Medford; A Township of Molitor resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:22 PM on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Devil’s Lake, ND while on a fishing vacation

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 4-8 PM Tuesday July 5 and 9-10:30AM Wednesday, July 6 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be a 8:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 3, 1952 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Pine Tree Elementary School in the Town of Molitor, 1970 graduate of Medford High School, and attended Medford Branch Campus.

 

MARRIAGE: May 31, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey to Patty Jane Dassow & she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Bootzin’s Feed Mill, Dorchester Lumber, Wisconsin Equipment, Conseco, Michael’s Construction, and Weather Shield for periods of time. From 1977-2009 he was employed in the loading docks at Tombstone Pizza and later Kraft until his retirement. After retirement he owned and operated Bottom Feeder Tackle, a bait and tackle company. Tom was also the Town chairman for the Town of Molitor for 28 years. He was a volunteer hockey coach for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, camping, his grandchildren, and spending time with his family and friends

 

MEMBER OF: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. He was a member of the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club and many other area sportsman’s clubs.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Patty J. Gengler of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jen (Justin) Meyer of Medford, Katie (Ryan) Fuchs of Stetsonville, Sara (Shawn) Konieczny of Medford, and Thomas William Gengler Jr. of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 - Shawna, Bryant & Victoria Konieczny, Meghan & Mason Meyer, Delaney Searer, Corbyn , Porter & Gunnar Fuchs

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sally (Ron) Banks of Dorchester, Peggy (Dale) Obernberger of Stratford, Vicky Gengler of Eau Claire, Terry (Cindy) Gengler of Chippewa Falls, Matt Jr. (Sue) Gengler of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Infant brother – Gerald in 1944

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Lorraine Gengler of Medford; Mother-in-Law: Katherine “Kate” Dassow of Medford

 

DECEASED PARENTS: Matthew Peter Gengler, Sr. in 2004; Father-In-Law: Lawrence Dassow in 1998

 

PALLBEARERS: Thomas Gengler, Jr., Justin Meyer, Ryan Fuchs, Shawn Konieczny

 

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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