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Lambert J. "Red" Brost


 

  Lambert J. “Red” Brost, 87, of Medford died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at his home. 

  Red was born July 9, 1929 in Medford, to the late Anton J. and Margaret (Enders) Brost.  He attended Holy Rosary School and Medford Senior High School graduating in 1947.

  On June 16, 1951 he married the love of his life, Adeline Mayer, in the post chapel at Fort Bragg, NC where he was serving in the U.S. Army.

  He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

Upon graduating from high school he was employed at Gelhaus & Brost Chevrolet, Inc. of Medford.  He became co-owner and was appointed a General Motors Dealer in 1960, a position he held until ill health forced his retirement in 1995.

  Red was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, a life member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a long time member of the Taylor County Sportsmens Club, the NRA and EAA. He was also a  member of the Medford Fire Department for 12 years and a past member of Tee Hi Golf Club and the Medford Curling Club. 

  He enjoyed camping, hunting with his four sons, riding his UTV and collecting WWII era model airplanes.    He also loved to restore vintage trucks, tractors & military vehicles.  

  He is survived by his four sons, Joel (Lori) and James (Vicky) of Medford; and identical twin sons Tim (Kathy) of Plain City, OH and Todd (Jolene) of Eau Claire.  “Papa Red” was the proud Grandfather of 8 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay and Marlene Dettmering of Medford; and by three brothers Leroy, Vernon and Allen (Joanne) all of Medford.

  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife in 2005, a son, Charles in infancy; two sisters Rita Werner and Peg Tuma; and one brother Tom.

  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Philip Juza and Father Frederick Brost officiating.  Full military honors will be presented.

Visitation with family and friends will be on Saturday, October 29 Holy Rosary Catholic church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

  Following the service a luncheon will be held at the Holy Rosary cafeteria.  A further celebration of Red’s life for family and friends will be held at the Medford VFW from 2:00 – 6:00 Saturday.

  Internment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. 

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made in the name of the Holy Rosary School or the Aspirus Medford Foundation.

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Patrick J. Shereda


 

  Patrick J. Shereda, aged 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016, in Medford.  Pat was born in Medford on March 17, 1920, the only son of John and Mayme (née Fredricks) Shereda and graduated from Medford High School in 1936.  Pat volunteered for military service in World War II, during which time he became a pilot, flying a B-24 “Liberator” out of Southern Italy until he was shot down on his 13th mission in 1944, and escaped with the help of the Italian Resistance during a harrowing two week trek across the mountains of Northern Italy into Switzerland.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Pat returned home to Medford in 1945 to care for his parents and there met his wife to be, the beautiful Betty Marti.  Betty and Pat were married in 1948 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on October 16.  He joined the Medford Post Office in the late 1940’s, where he became Postmaster in 1962, having been appointed by President John F. Kennedy.  He retired from the Post Office in 1976.  Pat was a lifetime resident of Medford and an active member of the community and Holy Rosary Parish.  Following his retirement he, among other things, served on the Medford City Council and worked for many years in hospice.  He loved golfing – was instrumental in the development of the Black River Golf Course – bowling, playing poker, and going out with the guys to cook a meal in the woods.  Pat is survived by his wife Betty, of Medford, six children and five grandchildren.  Services for Pat will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 28, 2016, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM.  Burial will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.  A reception in honor of Patrick will be held at the Black River Country Club, immediately following burial to celebrate his life and times, sense of justice and decency and his kind and generous spirit.  He will be greatly missed.

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Cecilia Dmytro


 

  Cecilia Dmytro, 83, formerly of Lublin, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the

Bethel Nursing Home in Arpin. She was born in Taylor County at her family
home on May 16, 1933 to the late Savery and Regina (Bonczkiewicz)
Szczesniak. Cecilia was one of seven children and grew up on the family farm.
  She attended Clark Elementary School grades 1-8 and proceeded to Withee
High School. Following graduation she attended teachers college in Medford
and continued further education at the University of Eau Claire where she
graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. After acquiring her degree
she taught at Lublin, Owen Withee, Redville and finally in Gilman where she
retired in 1996 after 43 years of teaching.
  Cecilia married William Dmytro on May 16th, 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Milwaukee. She was an avid seamstress and was also an excellent
baker who prepared many holiday meals for her family. Cecilia was also an
avid skier; teaching all of her grandchildren and hosting an annual event to
have the entire family together for a weekend on the hill.
  She is survived by her sons, Robert Dmytro of Watertown and David (Lisa)
Dmytro of Wausau, daughter in law, Geraldine Dmytro of Perkinstown, her five
grandchildren and six great grandchildren, Hillary (Dan) Tolzman and their
children, Emma and William of Marshfield, Dustin (Sherri) Dmytro and their
children, Clark and Claire of Gilman, Barry (Eric) Dmytro of Lublin, Stacy (Nick)
Syryczuk and their children Henry and Jane and Brandi Dmytro of Minnesota.
She is further survived by her siblings, Jean (Frank) Collura of Milwaukee,
Gertrude (Klayton) Micke of Appleton, Lorraine (James) Halpin of Coatesville,
PA and Bernard (Fran) Szczesniak of Rosemount, MN. Cecilia is preceded in
death by her husband, Bill (2014), her parents, son Jeff, a brother, Edward
and her sister Dorothy (Richard) Krueger.
  A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, October 28th at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church-Thorp with Pastor Dan Vang officiating. Burial will follow in
the East Side Cemetery-Thorp. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of
service Friday at the Church. Plombon Funeral Home assisted the family with
arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to the Gilman
Schools for the readers are leaders program.

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Minnie A. Galarowicz


 

  MINNIE A. GALAROWICZ, age 96, of Lublin, WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Aspirus Care & Rehab in Medford, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin.  Rev. Marion Talaga will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 9:30am until time service.

     Minnie A. Klosowski was born on May 29, 1920 in Chicago, IL, to Walter, Sr. and Nettie (Zdancewicz) Klosowski.  As a young girl, her family moved to a farm in the Lublin area, where she was raised and received her education.  Minnie developed many skills and talents growing up and helping her parents on the farm.  She was united in marriage to her loving husband, Edward Galarowicz, on September 20, 1939.  Together they raised their family and farmed successfully for 42 years until retiring in 1981.  In retirement, Minnie was an avid gardener who nurtured her flowers and gardens with loving care.  She was most happy when spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and had a special relationship with each one of them.  Minnie was, and will continue to be, greatly loved and admired by her family.
     She is survived by her children:  Virginia (Bruce) Luraas of Withee, WI,  James (Kathy) of Excelsior, MN,  Debra (Gordy) Palms of Withee, WI,  Diane Galarowicz of Lublin;  14 grandchildren;  22 great grandchildren;  3 great-great grandchildren;  one son-in-law:  Ted Wojkiewicz of Stanley;  several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Eddie, on October 29, 1985; 2 daughters:  Delores Wasylko and Alice Wojkiewicz; one grandson:  Charles Copeland;  4 sisters:  Lillian Bjornestad, Jeannette Krieger, Eleanor Nowak, Jane Lencz; and one brother:  Walter Klosowski, Jr.

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Anita B. Johnson


 

  Anita B. Johnson, age 88, of Curtiss, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate.  Inurnment to follow at the Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Mayville.  Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.


  Anita was born on March 5, 1928, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Danen) Habermeyer in Stetsonville. She graduated from Medford High School and attended Normal Teachers School.  On October 29, 1947, Anita was united in marriage to Lyle Johnson in Stetsonville.  He preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.

  Anita was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the PCCW. She was an avid reader, especially about history.  Anita enjoyed tending her flower garden, traveling and putting together  jigsaw puzzles.  She also liked playing cards and was part of the Curtiss card club.  Anita also placed flags in Pine Hill and Norwegian Lutheran Cemeteries in Curtiss and North Green Grove Cemetery for Memorial Day for many years.

  Anita is survived by her four children: Dennis (Sherry) of Abbotsford, Larry (LuAnn) of Dorchester, Cheryl (Greg) Sterzinger of Colby and Bryan (Rose) of Marshfield; eight grandchildren:  Mike (Jenny) of Kronenwetter, Steve (Jennifer) of Rib Mountain, Christy (David) Burg of Altoona, Matt (Tami) of Spencer, Sarah (Mike) Jelski of Valparaiso, IN, Stacey Sterzinger of Colby, Jason (Lindsey) of Marshfield and Aaron (Heather) of Marshfield; eight great-grandchildren:  Olivia, Garrett, Madisen, Austyn, Zayla, Wyatt, Vivianna and Gemma.  She is further survived by two sisters and one brother:  Joan Paul of Colby, Mae Fetzer of Waunakee and Eugene (Mary) Habermeyer of Normal, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle and a sister, Betty Beck.

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

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Regina M. Czerniak


 

  Regina M. Czerniak, 93, of Westboro passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Our House Senior Living, Medford, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 27, 1923 to John and Margaret Dums in the Town of Greenwood. She graduated from Highland Grade School, Rib Lake High School and Antigo Vocational School for Bookkeeping. After schooling Regina worked as a housekeeper in Chicago and at the Rosemont Powder Plant in Minneapolis. She married Louis H. Czerniak on September 10,1949 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in the Town of Greenwood, he precedes her in death. After marriage she went on to become a dairy, maple syrup, and Christmas tree farmer.

   In her spare time she was very involved with Assumption Catholic Church in Chelsea, where she was a religious education coordinator and teacher for 45 years. She was also the recipient of the 1989 Pax Christi Award at the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Outside of church she enjoyed gardening, caring for her chickens, sewing, cooking, canning, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

  Regina is survived by her children: Daniel Czerniak of Westboro, Mike (Peggy) Czerniak of Medford, Gail (Ron) Behm of Gleason, Mary Lou Czerniak of Westboro, Richard (Kathy) Czerniak of Medford, Tony Czerniak of Westboro, Marlene (Shane) Klemm of Westboro, and Joan (Gerald) Matyka of Rib Lake, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters Helen and Marcella Dums, both of Medford, a brother John (Mary) Dums of Rib Lake, and a sister-in-law Hilda Dums of Rib Lake.

  In addition to her husband Regina is preceded in death by her siblings Joseph Dums, Bernard Dums, Donald Dums, and Margaret Vickers.

  Funeral Services for Regina will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Burial will follow at Chelsea Community Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 17 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, a rosary service will be held at 7:00PM Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

  In honor of Regina, memorials may be made to Good Shepard Catholic Church or Holy Rosary Catholic Church religious education programs.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Opal C. Cardinal


 

  Opal Catherine Cardinal, 86, of Medford, passed away Saturday October 15, 2016, two days before her 87th birthday, at Aspirus Care and Rehab of Medford, under the loving care of her family, friends, and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Funeral services for Opal will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday October 19, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, with Pastor Brian Mundt officiating. Burial will take place at 4:00 PM, Wednesday October 19 in Mt. Repose Cemetery in Friendship, WI, where she will be laid to rest next to her sons, Earl and Jerry Leach. Visitation will be held Tuesday October 18, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 9:00 until the time of service at 11:00.

  Opal was born October 17, 1929 in Big Flats, WI, one of 12 children, to the late Earl and Iva Murray.

  Opal was a full time housewife and mother. Her world revolved around her children and grandchildren. A lot of her time was spent caring for two sons born with Muscular Dystrophy who were wheelchair bound their entire lives. A determined woman, she made many trips to the Children’s Hospital in Madison, and also participated in many Jerry Lewis telethons. Opal loved country music, especially the oldies but goodies. She will be remembered for making the best cinnamon rolls in all of Taylor County. She loved to go to garage sales, she loved buying clothes for her family, although they may have been the wrong size or the wrong color, if the price was right, it was purchased. She lived in many different places throughout Wisconsin. She moved from the farm near Marshfield to Altoona to be close to a school for her handicapped sons. She later moved to the Withee Area on County Highway T, and then moved to Medford.

  After several failed marriages, she met the love of her life Lawrence Cardinal. They were married December 4, 1976.

  Opal is survived by her children; Bonnie (Bruce) Brunner of Medford, Arliegh Leach of Eau Claire, and LeRoy (Carin) Leach of Mauston, and seven step children, Grandchildren; Cathy (Jake) Beilfuss, of Medford, Carol (Lonnie) Nelson of Colby, Jeremy (Jennifer) Brunner of Owen, Bryan Leach of Eau Claire, Katie Spencer of Wytheville, VA, Josh and Nicole Leach of Mauston, Great Grandchildren; Kyle, Tyler, Brittney, Amanda, Jessica, Bobbi, Veronica, Nathan, Megan, Matthew, Brandon, Zoie, Lillian, Great Great Grandchildren; Addison, Khloie, Carter, Kya, Kentley, and Harper. She is further survived by two brothers; Arleigh (Ann) Murray of Eden, and Donald Murray of Berlin, and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

  Opal was preceded in death by her Parents, all of her sisters and brothers, except two, two children, and her husband.

  In lieu of flowers, Opals family requests Memorial Donations be given to the family for designation at 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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Helen E. Bergmann


 

 

  Helen E. Bergmann, 95, Athens died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Evergreen Place, Kronenwetter.

 She was born December 2, 1920 in Dorchester, daughter of the late Henry and Katherine (Dessl) Suennen. On May 26, 1944 she married Ervin Bergmann at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1982.

  After graduating from Marathon County Teachers College, she taught in rural Marathon County Schools for five years. For 30 years, Helen served as clerk for the town of Bern. In earlier years, she enjoyed gardening and had traveled extensively. Among her favorite pastimes were, birdwatching, reading, crossword puzzles and playing sheepshead. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was a member of their choir for Sunday Mass and funerals. Above all, she loved the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

  Survivors include her children, Neil (Karen) Bergmann, Athens, Jane (Bucky) Bautch, Arcadia, Barbara (John) Losey, Mesa, Ariz., Alan (Linda) Bergmann, Mosinee, Mary (Mickey) Hadick, Holt, Mich., Bruce (Kay) Bergmann, Eau Claire, Keith (Lisa) Bergmann, Wausau; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Bergmann, Kenosha and, 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

  Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Stuart and David, infant twin daughters, one grandson, Anthony Bergmann, her siblings, Henry Suennen Jr., Margaret Suckow, Katherine Joers and Pauline Kornack.

  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. The Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

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Clarence P. Schreiber


 

  Clarence P. Schreiber, age 93, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by his loving family.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Charles Hiebl and Father Peter Manickam will officiate.  Interment to follow at the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Milan.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Clarence was born on May 21, 1923, the son of Bernard and Hattie (Soueck) Schreiber in the Town of Johnson.  He was united in marriage to Marcella M. Holbach on July 17, 1948 at St. John Catholic Church in the Town of Wuertzburg.  Together they farmed in the Town of Holton.

  Clarence was a farmer all his life and a hard worker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, skating, polka music, smoking his pipe and watching the Packers and Brewers.  Most importantly, Clarence was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved being with his family.

  Clarence is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marcella of Abbotsford; five children:  DaWayne (Barb) of Abbotsford, Dan (Jennifer) of Abbotsford, Sharon (Tony) Resler of Abbotsford, Julie (BJ) Venzke of Athens and Robert (Rowan) of Mt. Horeb; 12 grandchildren; Samantha, Stephanie, Paige, Michael, Jessica, Scott, Julius, Mariah, Casey, Ross, Cole and Sonja; one great-grandson, Les.  He is further survived by two brothers:  Roman (Marcella) of Abbotsford, George (Carol) of Athens and his sister, Sister Lorretta "Irene" Schreiber of Merrill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rev. Father Bernard Schreiber and an infant brother, August; and a great-granddaughter, Braelyn.

  The family would like to thank the Golden Living Center - Continental Manor for all their care and compassion they gave our dad the three years he was a resident.  Also a special thank you to St. Joseph's Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit for all their kindness and professionalism they showed to the family.

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Myra L. Wiese Williams


 

MYRA L. WIESE WILLIAMS   

 

AGE: 73

 

ADDRESS:  Stetsonville resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Friday, October 07, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 14, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery in Medford

 

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 14, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 29, 1943 in the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION:  Myra attended grade school at Spruce Grove and Clearview and was a 1961 graduate of Medford Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: December 26, 1970 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville to Lloyd J. Wiese and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1971 2nd: October 01, 1988 in Stetsonville to Dale D. Williams and he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Myra worked for the Taylor Co. Clerk office for 10 years. When Lloyd passed in May of 1971, she stayed at home to take care of their son Lloyd Jr. and took up sewing and alterations to provide for her family. After ten years, she went to work for Little Black Insurance Co. as an under writer for a period of time. Myra then worked for a few different insurance companies in the area before working for Liberty Homes until her retirement. In her retirement, she did record keeping and was an active partner for her family sawmill business. Myra contributed a large amount to the raising of her grandson Jacob while her son was working as an over the road driver. She enjoyed quilting, taking pictures, spending time outdoors, gardening, deer hunting, listening to country music, flowers and spending time with her family, especially her grandson. Myra’s greatest love of country music was the steel guitar of which she was an avid Player. She played music throughout her life starting with her sister and carried on into her marriage with Dale.

 

MEMBER OF:  Moon-lite Snow Cats Snowmobile Club & the International Steel Guitar Association

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dale D. Williams of Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lloyd J. Wiese of Stetsonville

 

LIVING GRANDSON: Jacob Wiese

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Wayne Paur, LaVerne (Bob) Jari & Shirley Gallistel all of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 brothers: Leroy in infancy and Claire Paur, Brother-in-law: Robert Gallistel, Sister-in-law: Abbie Paur

 

DECEASED PARENTS-IN-LAW: Carl & Leona Wiese

 

DECEASED FATHER:  Stanley Paur    

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lorraine I. (Judas) Paur

 

HONORARY URNBEARERS: Tom, Rick & Paul Paur, Charles Kloth, Galen Raasch, Allen & David Gallistel

 

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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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James "Jim" L. Poirier


 

JAMES “JIM” L. POIRIER     

 

AGE:  60

 

ADDRESS:  N153 Little Spirit Drive, Rib Lake, WI; Township of Spirit resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  12:26 PM Friday, October 7 at his residence in the Town of Spirit under the loving care of his family, friends and Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 15 at First Baptist Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Grant Brown

 

VISITATION:  First Baptist Church, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, October 14 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, October 15

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 26, 1955 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a 1973 graduate of Medford High School; He received associate degrees from NTC in Wausau in both residential design and industrial engineering; He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Mount Senario

 

MARRIAGE:  May 21, 1977 at First Baptist Church, Medford to Rebecca A. Hull and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a manager for 30 years at Hurd Millwork in Medford.  He worked as a substitute teacher in the Rib Lake school district for a period of time.  He worked for 8 years at Enerquip in Medford until ill health forced his retirement.  He enjoyed the GB Packers, fishing, his grandchildren and his children’s sporting events.

 

MEMBER OF:  Christian Bible Fellowship Church, Stetsonville where he was active in many church functions; Spirit Lakes Improvement Association where he was active for 20 years in many ways

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Rebecca “Becky” A. Poirier of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Micah (Melissa) Poirier of Mosinee & Samantha (Brad) Blasel of Dorchester

6 Grandchildren – Grace, Noah & Ethan Poirier, Allyson, Abbygale & Kason Blasel

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jeannie (John) Deml of Medford, Jack Poirier of Wisconsin Rapids, Julie (Bob) Frombach of Medford

 

SURVIVING PARENTS:  Mother – Marcella “Marcie” C. (Hartman) Poirier of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER:   William “Bill” Henry Poirier

 

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or for Cancer Research
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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John A. Cypher


 

JOHN A. CYPHER

 

AGE: 90

 

ADDRESS: W5363 Pine Ave., Stetsonville; A Township of Little Black resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:52 PM Tuesday, October 4 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 2+ weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, October 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

VISITATION: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, October 15

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1926 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford

 

MARRIAGE: April 27, 1968 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Margaret Ann Schaefer and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1944-1946. He served in the Enlisted Reserves Corps from 1946-1949. After the military, he worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 23 years and also did woods work. He worked at the Town of Little Black recycling center and volunteered with Indianhead Community Action Agency, Medford. He enjoyed the outdoors, planting trees, making firewood, scrap processing, gardening, his coffee clutches and church dinners.

 

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville; Medford VFW; Knights of Columbus

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Margaret A. Cypher of the Town of Little Black

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Peter (Diane) Cypher of Sun Prairie, Judy Cypher of Wausau, Andy Cypher of Curtiss & Sara (Michael) Campbell of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Alycia, Cody, Devin, Trisha, Maddie

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Joe (Sharon) Cypher of Medford, Venard (Mary Jane) Cypher of Mc Farland, Herman (Karen) Cypher of Madison; Sisters – Mary Ann (Gale) Engel of Chippewa Falls & Mary Rose Paine of California

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Clyde, Don, Eugene, Jerry & Fr. Michael Cypher, Helen Velek

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lawrence Cypher

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Retterath

 

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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Henry A. Pernsteiner


 

 Henry A. Pernsteiner, 90, of Stetsonville passed away October 4, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, surrounded by his family. Henry was born on February 27, 1926 in Medford to Antone and Mary Pernsteiner. Henry married Lois Jensen on September 27, 1946 who survives.

  After school he enlisted in the Navy at 17 where he was stationed in the South Pacific on the USS Missouri during World War 2. After the war Henry went on to work for Bootzin’s Feed Mill, Funk’s Seed Corn Dealer, and he also farmed. In his retirement he enjoyed anything outdoors especially trout fishing, hunting, mowing the lawn, and gardening, and spending time with his family.
  He was a member of the Boxrucker – Berry American Legion Post #519 in Stetsonville.
  In addition to his wife, Lois, Henry is survived by his children Jan (Jim) Barnett of Chippewa Falls, Gale (John) Resech of Colby, June (Jeff) Jones of Washougal, Washington, and Gary (Linda) Pernsteiner of Medford, 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother Greg Pernsteiner of Medford.
  Henry is preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday October 10, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville at 11:00 AM, with Father Frederick Brost officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Black. Visitation will take place on Monday October 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM. A rosary service will take place at 9:30 AM on Monday October 10.
  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for use at a later date.
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John "Jack" F. Murphy


 

JOHN “JACK” F. MURPHY

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: Current Ogema resident former Madison & Park Falls resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 P.M. Noon Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:00 P.M. Noon Saturday, October 08, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 02, 1938 in Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: Jack attended elementary school in Chicago, IL and graduated from Park Falls High School in Park Falls, WI

 

MARRIAGE: On October 25, 1958 in Park Falls, Jack married the love of his life Monica “Toots” G. Slack and she survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Jack worked many sales jobs until he joined Proctor & Gamble sales in 1973 until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching, and loved spending time with his family and friends

 

MEMBER OF: former member of G.M.R.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Monica “Toots” G. Murphy of Ogema

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet (Timothy Bosley) VanderWaal of Mosinee, Michael (Lisa) Murphy & Robert “Rob” (Gail) Murphy both of Sun Prairie

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4

 

SURVIVING PARENT: Mother: Eileen Balczewski of Rib Lake

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Murphy

 

DECEASED STEP-FATHER: John Balczewski

 

PALLBEARERS: Sons: Rob & Mike Murphy and Grandchildren

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Lavern A. Harder


 

LAVERN A. HARDER

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:53 PM Monday, October 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 year

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES 11:00 AM Friday, October 7 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Township of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Lowell Bolstad

 

INTERMENT: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Township of Holway

 

VISITATION: from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, October 7 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 6, 1925 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Town of Grover elementary schools and was a graduate of Owen-Withee High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 14, 1946 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Henry C. Harder, Jr. and he preceded her in death July 15, 1980

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Little Black for 3 years. Then they farmed in the Town of Hammel from 1952 until retirement in 1981. While farming she worked at Hurd Millwork, clerked at Anthony’s, Hoffman’s Ben Franklin, Jensen Grocery Store & the Medford Co-op for periods of time. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening, tying quilts, listening to Lawrence Welk music, canning and making photo albums.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: George (Deb) Harder, Jim (Barbara) Harder, Carol (Ray) Sackmann all of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 & 3 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6 & 1 step

 

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2 1/2

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Gerald (Mary Ann) Fischer of Hartford, Glen (Joan) Fischer of La Crosse
Brother-in-law: Leon Hamel of West Lafayette, Indiana & Sisters-in-law: Ann Fischer of West Bend & Virginia Harder of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Eugene, Don & Kenneth Fischer, Barbara Stoiber, Bernice Millikin & Marcella Hamel

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Fischer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Barbara (Frischmann) Fischer

 

Also precededed in death by her special friend - Robert Fitzgerald, Sr.

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: James Gruneberg; Active: Grandsons – Alan Harder, Jason Harder, Robert Sackmann, Chad Smith, Don Carlson, Mike Latsch

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

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Henrietta B. Wegner


 

  Henrietta B. Wegner, 84, of Stetsonville, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

  

  Henrietta was born March 13, 1932 to Elmer and Ruth Hamann.  They preceded her in death.  She married Harry E. Wegner May 10, 1952.  Harry preceded her in death on June 7, 1982.

 

  She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wegner of Athens and Janice Wegner of Wisconsin Rapids. Sibling Elmer (Sue) Hamann of Wauwatosa, Joyce Czerwan of Kingsford, MI and Patsy Heikkila of Lynn Valley, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

  Henrietta was a cook at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School and, also, the Medfod Area Middle School.

 

  She was a member of Immmanuel Lutheran Church since 1956.

 

  Funeral services for Henrietta will be held on Thurday, October 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford.  Rev. James Krueger will officiate.  Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the church and also one hour prior to the funeral service.

 

  In lieu of flowers, Henrietta's family requests memorial donations be given in honor of her to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

 

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.  For on line condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

  

 

  

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Carl D. Anderson Jr


 

  Carl D. Anderson Jr., 60, of Medford passed away Sunday October 2, 2016 at his home.  He was born in Medford on May 4, 1956 to Carl Sr. and Rose Anderson. He graduated from Medford High School. After school Carl went on to work for Hurds and Sierra Pacific for almost 40 years.

  In his spare time Carl was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, and anything outdoors.

  Carl is survived by his two sons Cory (Kristie Ulrich) Anderson of Medford and Eric Anderson of Dorchester, grandchildren Bryce, Makala, Isaac, Mason, and Dominick. He is further survived by his mother Rose of Medford and his brother Roger Anderson of Medford.
  Carl is preceded in death by his father Carl Sr. in 2009 and two daughters Heidi in 1983 and Misty Anderson in 1975 .

  Funeral Services for Carl will be on Friday October 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with Pastor Brian Wipf officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday October 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 7:00PM and will continue on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00AM. Burial will take place at a later date.
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Iris E. Faude


 

IRIS E. FAUDE

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: N6457 State Highway 73, Gilman, WI 54433; A Township of Cleveland resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:40 AM Friday, September 30 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 3 weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 6 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

 

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Township of Grover

 

VISITATION: Thursday, October 6 from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM at the Community United Church of Christ, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 8, 1929 at Warrens, WI

 

EDUCATION: Perkinstown Elementary school and was a 1946 graduate of Hannibal High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 19, 1947 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Harley H. Faude and he preceded her in death March 22, 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they resided in Milwaukee where she waitressed. Then they purchased a dairy farm in Redville. In 1962, they purchased a dairy farm in Lublin. Then they owned and operated a gas station/bait shop in Perkinstown. She worked at Tombstone Pizza in Medford for a period of time. Then they moved to her present address in the Town of Cleveland where she served as town clerk for many years. She enjoyed gardening, all types of sewing, fishing, traveling, her pets and feeding the birds.

 

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gilman

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joyce (Jim) Peterson of Medford; Diane Faude of Anchorage, AK; Bruce “Buck” Faude of Perkinstown; Larry Faude of Lublin

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – David LaRock, Michelle Damato, Diana Faude, Crystal Eckstrom

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Otillia “Toots” (Lewis) Kohn of Cadott; Marlene (Norman) Skabroud of Sheldon; Elva (Bob) Drier of Jump River; Susie (Jerry) Krug of Perkinstown

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Arnold, Gerald & Glen Ogle

 

DECEASED FATHER: Harry James Ogle

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Lillian (Westrich) Ogle

 

PALLBEARERS: Nephews - Harry Kohn, Kurt Krug, Brent & Paul Ogle, Doug Skabroud, Robbie Drier

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given to the Taylor County Humane Society, Medford
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