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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2016-12

Emily A. Zentner


 

  Emily A. Zentner, 95, of Marshfield, formerly of Medford, passed away Monday December 26, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where she was under the care of St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Emily was born June 28, 1921 in the Town of Hansen, Wood County, WI to George and Emma (Braeger) Zentner. She attended Westboro Grade School, and was a 1940 Graduate of Westboro High School.

  She is survived by her sister Mildred (late Paul) Sweningson, Nephew Paul Sweningson, and very special Great Nephew Ethan Sweningson, all of Marshfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Emily is preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers: George, David, Victor Zentner, and Twin Brother Emmett Zentner.

  Emily worked for over 40 years at Hurd Millwork. She enjoyed shopping at malls, bird watching, flower gardening and completing crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her Great Nephew Ethan. She was a former member of the Chequamegon Bird Club, and enjoyed volunteering at area nursing homes where she played cards with residents.

  Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday December 31, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel. Pastor David Clements will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, at a later date.

  Memorial donations in honor of Emily A. Zentner can be given to St Joseph's Hospice, Palliative Care Unit.   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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Dennis A. Frane


 

  Dennis A. Frane, age 74, of Colby, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby.


  Dennis was born on April  25, 1942, the son of Alvin and Lila (Hardrath) Frane in Colby, WI.  He was united in marriage to Darlene Gasch.  Together they had two children; Doug and Dale.  Later they were divorced.  Then he met his significant other Sue Hederer.

  Dennis was a milk hauler for 41 years and a cheese maker.  Dennis enjoyed camping with Sue and fishing with his dog, Zoey.  Dennis loved to work around the yard and watch wrestling on TV.  

  Dennis is survived by his significant other of 22 years, Sue Hederer of Colby; his two children:  Doug (Carol) of Colby, and Dale (Cherie Rice) of Merrill; a granddaughter: Kalli Frane of Ladysmith; 2 sisters: Jeanette (Tom Kassie) Erikson, and MaryJane Erikson.  He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother-in-law: David Erikson.

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

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Mary T. Gumz


 

  After a long struggle with Alzheimer's and one last Rosary with her family, Mary T. Gumz, age 93, of Colby, formerly of Milan, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the Colonial Center in Colby.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan.  Father George Graham will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

  Mary was born on June 7, 1923 in the Town of Frankfort, Marathon County, the daughter of Fred and Theresa (Uhlier) Swoboda.  On January 4, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harold Gumz. They were married for 49 years. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1990.  Together they farmed near Milan all their lives until retirement and moved to Colby in May of 1984.  Even after retirement Mary always remained active helping out on the farm.

 

  Mary was active in her church singing in the choir.  She also sang with the Milladore Czech group for many years sharing her pride in her Czech heritage.  Mary loved to polka dance and would meet friends every Sunday afternoon to listen and dance to various polka bands.

 

  Mary loved to make prunes and dumplings for her family as a special treat.  She loved the farm and the cows.  Mary loved to play the harmonica and go to rummage sales.  Most importantly, she valued her children and wanted to make sure their faith was strong.

 

  Mary is survived by her five children:  Patricia Monroe (Jerry Hayes) of Fort Worth, TX, Delmar (JoAnn) Gumz of Schofield, Roger Gumz (Unetta Unger) of Butler, Suzanne Frane of Madisonville, TX and Michael (Sue) Gumz of Athens; her daughter-in-law, Grace Gumz of Athens; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; her son, James; one brother, two sisters, two half-brothers, two sons-in-law, Gilbert Le Du and Gerald Monroe and a grandson, Daniel Le Du.

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

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Doris Romig


 

  Doris Romig, 84 of Gilman, passed away suddenly

on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at her
home. She was born on March 14, 1932 in Rib
Lake to the late Frank and Evelyn (Carlson)
Kolecheck. Doris was raised in the area and
graduated from Rib Lake High. She went on to
Taylor County Normal School where after
graduation moved to and taught 1st grade in
Gilman.
  When Doris moved to Gilman she met the love of
her life: Theodore Romig. The couple were united
in marriage on August 4th, 1956 and were
inseparable until Ted’s death in 2010. Doris
raised her children: Gregg and Sandy and worked
in the family partnership Romig’s Hardware still
active waiting on customers until her death. 
  Doris was an active member of Saints Peter &
Paul Catholic Church-Gilman and the ladies guild.
  She is survived by her children, Gregg (Shannon)
Romig of Hudson and Sandy (Jerry) Sromek of
Gilman, her five grandchildren, Megan and Bryce
Sromek and Tyler, Conor and Madison Romig, two
brothers, Francis (Annabelle) Kolecheck of Mt.
Pleasant and Mike (Phyllis) Kolecheck of Rib Lake
and one sister, Barb Bawiec of Hartford. Doris is
preceded in death by her parents, husband Ted,
grandson Garren Romig and four brothers, Roger
and Edward Schopp and Joe and David
Kolecheck.
  A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Thursday,
December 29th at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic
Church-Gilman with Father Madanu Lourdu
officiating. Burial will follow in Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM at the Gilman
Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28th
with a 4 PM Parish Rosary and continuing at
Church Thursday morning one hour prior to
services at the church.

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Effie L . Fryklund


 

EFFIE L. FRYKLUND

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: Current resident of Medford; former longtime resident of Prentice, WI

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Prentice Cemetery

 

VISITATION: 9:30 until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 23, 1921 in Prentice

 

EDUCATION: Effie attended grade school at Morner School in Prentice and attended Prentice Area High School

 

MARRIAGE: On July 4, 1947 at the Baptist Parsonage in Prentice, Effie married the love of her life, Carl F. Fryklund and he preceded her in death.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Effie was born and raised in Prentice. After her marriage, they owned and operated a dairy farm for 30+ years. Effie enjoyed cross country skiing, gardening, many types of crafts such as braided rugs, quilting, and drawing, watching old western movies and had a passion for reading. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert (Denise) Fryklund of Abbotsford, Linda L. Patterson of Medford, Duane L. Fryklund of Medford, Sandy (Dan) Reichert of Medford and Gerald (Julie) Fryklund of Prentice

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons-in-law: Thomas Westrich and Jack Patterson

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 29 GR. GR. GRANDCHILD: 1

 

BROTHER/SISTER DECEASED: Anita Nelson and a baby brother

 

SISTER-IN-LAW DECEASED: Lorraine (Rudy) Rumberg

 

DECEASED FATHER: John A. Nelson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Jessie L. Nelson

 

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

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Stanley "Stan" Sromek


 

  Stanley (Stan) Sromek, age 96, of Gilman, passed away December 20,

2016 at Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation in Thorp, WI, where he
resided since December, 2008. 
  Stan was born on April 6, 1920 to Peter and Josephine (Myslinski)
Sromek in Lublin, WI.  He was the 5th of six children born.  He grew up
on the family farm helping his parents and siblings with the farm that
his father had purchased in 1912.  He attended schools, in Polley and
Gilman, WI.  Stan met Rose Marie (Polak) at a dance at Kit Kat in
Thorp, where he was playing drums with the Rhythm Rascals Band. 
Just as they started dating the war broke out and in 1941. He followed
brothers Milton and Edward to serve his country, joining the United
States Army Air Force.  Stan was a flight recorder in Burma and India
for fighter jets and bombers supporting the war effort in Southeast
Asia.  Upon returning from service in 1946, Stan and Rose married on
June 22, of that same year.  They took over the Sromek family farm
and operated it for 40 years until Jerry, their son, took over the
business.
  Stan was a strong family man, devoted to his wife of 70 years and his
children.  He taught his children the meaning of hard, honest work and
hard, honest fun!  Stan, along with his brothers organized The Rhythm
Rascals, later to be renamed the Peaceful Valley Swingsters Band,
where they enjoyed many hours of playing together for dance clubs,
radio stations, and weddings.  Later in life he enjoyed picking up the
drumsticks at Jungles Tavern (conveniently located directly across
from the family farm) with local accordion players to everyone’s
dancing delight.  (One more E-I-E-I-O!)  As a drummer, he had a keen
ear for the perfect beat.  He loved and appreciated a “good” Polish
polka beat!  Stan also loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing and
trapping, with trapping being what he was known best for.  “Trapper
Stan” taught many young and not so young how to set a good
conibear.  Stan continued to tramp the woods and fish the waters, well
into his 80’s, passing his love and respect for the outdoors to all of his
children and grandchildren.
  Through the years, Stan had the opportunity to celebrate many, many
happy and momentous occasions.  Two of the most memorable were
the 100 Year Anniversary of the Sromek Family Farm in 2012 and this
past June’s celebration of his and Rose’s 70th wedding anniversary!
  He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Rose of Lublin, his
children;  Greg Sromek of Neillsville,  Sharon (Pat) Schaefer of Lublin,
Jerry (Sandy) Sromek, and Judy (Dewey) Cornell both of Gilman; six
grandchildren:  Greg Jr. (Chandra) Sromek, Lisa Sromek, Angela
(Jason) Fredrickson, Michael (Heather) Cornell, Megan Sromek, and
Bryce Sromek; seven great-grandchildren: Ethan, Atom, Aurora,
Orion, Gavin, Olivia, and Liam; sisters-in-law; Celia Sromek, Marie
Slowiak, Harriet Milstroh, and brother/sister-in-law, Tony and Helen
Polak.
  Stan was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and daughter: 
Peter and Josephine Sromek, brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and
Eleanor Sromek, William and Ann Sromek, Milton Sromek, Edward and
Theresa Sromek, sister and brother-in-law Stephanie and Stanley
Reyzer, daughter, Mary in infancy,  and beloved daughter-in-law
Jeannie Sromek.
  A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, December 27th,
2016 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church-Lublin with Father Madanu
Lourdu officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the
Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service
Tuesday morning at the Church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman
assisted the family with arrangements.

  In Memory of Dear Husband, Father, Grand-father, Great-grandfather,
Uncle, and Friend  -Stan Sromek
  I farmed the land, I tramped the wood.  These are the things I
understood.
  No grand schemes that passed me by.  I knew the brook, the hills, the
sky.
  To hunt a deer, to wet the line.  Gifts from God so good and fine.
  Friend and kin, I loved them so.  Although I’m gone, I’m sure they know.
  I’m now at peace, life’s battle done.  I’ve faced the foes and I have won.
Author Unknown

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Vilas A. Thede


 

  Vilas A. Thede, age 88, of Abbotsford, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford where he resided the past one and a half years.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Burial will be held in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Voss, Galen Schreiber, Gary Grieser, Tom Streckert, David Syring and Nelson Weaver. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. 

  Vilas was born on January 23, 1928 in the Town of Colby, Clark County, the son of Edmund and Hattie (Winkel) Thede. He attended Dill Creek School in the Town of Colby until the eighth grade. On April 23, 1949, Vilas was united in marriage to Verna Syring at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. They were married for 64 years. Together they farmed in the Town of Colby for 35 years. They retired in 1984 and moved to the City of Abbotsford.

  Vilas was very active and always on the go, whether it be walking the treadmill or riding his bicycle. He also enjoyed fishing.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

  Vilas is survived by his sisters in laws; Arabella Syring and Ellen Syring, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  Vilas is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Verna on Feb. 3, 2014, and one brother; Leroy Thede. He is further preceded in death by his sisters in laws; Milda Ramker and Irene Hanne, brothers in laws; Rueben Syring and Clarence Syring.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be designated to Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

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Marie L. Jochimsen


 

MARIE L. JOCHIMSEN

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: Medford; A former Town of Molitor resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:47 AM Thursday, December 15 peacefully at her residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey at a later date

 

VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1925 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford Area Schools; Graduate of UW Stevens Point in 1976 with a Bachelor Degree in Education & receiving a certificate of scholastic achievement

 

MARRIAGE: June 19, 1945 at Drew Field, FL to Cyril J. Jochimsen and he preceded her in death October 30, 1986

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Marie’s greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother along with wearing shades of purple. After normal school graduation in 1944, she taught at various rural schools in the Medford area. After marriage, they began farming in the Town of Goodrich, later moved to Dorchester establishing Idle-A-Wile dairy farm in 1955. After retirement from farming in 1980, Marie & Cyril moved to the Town of Molitor. After Cyril’s passing, Marie opened/operated the 80 Acres Green house for several years with two of her sons. She served as Town of Molitor treasurer for a period of time. She moved to the City of Medford in 2009. Marie loved her family, flower gardens, reading, music, traveling and doing Su Do Ku puzzles. Marie passed her love of flowers and reading to her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rance (Marlene) Jochimsen, Diane (Mike) Jochimsen, Linda (Tom) Vanderloop, Bruce Jochimsen, Marla (Mike) Brogan, Gerry (Mary) Jochimsen, Karen (John) Verthein, Susy (Paul) Boor, Joe (Ann) Jochimsen, Scott (Anita) Jochimsen.

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 37 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 39 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 3

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John Gosbee of Medford; Brother-in-law: Charles Mayer of Chelsea
Sister-in-laws: Verna & Darla Jochimsen both of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters - Anna Mayer and Marge Jochimsen

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Wesley Gosbee

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Louise Steiner

 

PALLBEARERS: Family

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials may be given in her name to either Hope Hospice of Medford , Simek Memorial Library of Medford or to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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Dean A. Habeck


 

  Dean A. Habeck, age 78, formerly of Colby, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.  

  Dean was born on September 8, 1938, the son of Alvin and Phoebe (Timmons) Habeck in Madison.  He joined the Marines and was stationed in the South Pacific from 1959-63.  On September 14, 1963, Dean was united in marriage to JoAnn Breu in Marshfield.  The later divorced. 

  Dean was a cheesemaker, working at the cheese factory in Riplinger and at AMPI/Foremost in Abbotsford, retiring in 2003.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, where he was an elder and served in various positions.  Dean also was volunteer fireman in Colby for many years.

  Dean enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, motorcyles and camping.  He also was a Green Bay Packer and Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  In his younger days, Dean raced stock cars at area race tracks.  He never missed a dairy breakfast and enjoyed eating out, especially Friday fish fry's.  Dean always had a joke to tell.  But most importantly, he was a proud dad and grandpa and would never miss one of his grandchildren's events.

  Dean is survived by his three children:  Deanne Fechhelm of Medford, Mike Habeck of Abbotsford and Christine (Randy) Barkley of Medford; four grandchildren:  Ashley and Chelsea Hamelund, Joe Fechhelm and Randy Barkley, Jr. (fiancee, Taylor Hipke); three great-grandchildren:  John, Wesley and Miles.  He is further survived by a sister, Karen (Dick) Siewert of Clintonville and a brother, Paul (Lucy) Habeck of Marshfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clifford Habeck and a sister, Linda Habeck.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be designated to Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.

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Dr. Christopher "Chris" R. Werner


 

  Dr. Christopher "Chris" R. Werner, age 40, passed away on Thursday, Dec 8th surrounded with Hospice Care, Jay and family friends at his home in Sheboygan. He had been fighting esophagael cancer since May 2014.

  He was born January 27, 1976 to Ron (Chow) and Donna (nee Robida) Werner of Medford. Survivors include his parents and his brothers, Kurt (Tracy) and Jared (Karli) of San Antonio Texas. His nieces Chloe, Afton, Averie and nephew Kirby all of Medford. His grandmothers, Shirley (Corliss Jensen) Werner of Medford & Agnes Robida of Stetsonville. Also survived by his partner, Jay Burkard of Sheboygan.

  He is preceded in death by his Grandfathers Clarence Werner and William Robida.

  A 1994 graduate of Medford Senior High. He holds degrees from UW-La Crosse, Bachelors in music education with an instrumental emphasis, '99 Masters degree from UW-Milwaukee in conducting 2002 and Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005.

  For the past 3 years, Dr. Werner was an Assistant Professor of Music and director of bands at Lakeland University in Sheboygan. Prior to Lakeland U, he spent eight years as instrumental music teacher and music department chair for La Crosse Central High School.

  He has the distinction of being the first University of Nebraska DMA recipient of the Wind Conducting degree and also the first Huxton-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts F. Pace Woods Scholar in Music. Werner has also been past President of the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter and twice was awarded the "Citation of Excellence" by the National Band Association. He had just received in September 2016, the Burt and Norma Altman Teacher Education Award from UW-La Crosse alumni.

  Werner was active in commissioning new works for wind band. His Central Bands participated in or organized consortiums with new music by several contemporary composers and ensembles under his direction & he appeared at numerous state conventions in Wisconsin and Nebraska.

  The family wants to thank the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center of Sheboygan for their exceptional care and comfort.

  A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM. Cremainal interment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford.

Memorials will be designated at a later date. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

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Eunice A. Domask


 

EUNICE A. DOMASK

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: Wood Lake Avenue, Rib Lake; A Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, December 10 at her residence in the Town of Rib Lake

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelsea

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

VISITATION: Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelsea from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 14

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1931 at Milwaukee

 

EDUCATION: Milwaukee schools

 

MARRIAGE: April 1, 1950 at Milwaukee to Roger W. Domask and he survives

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at Sorgel Electric in Milwaukee. She did computer work and worked as a caterer in Milwaukee until retirement. After retirement, they moved to their present address in the Town of Rib Lake. She enjoyed baking, playing tennis, camping, fishing and traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelsea

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Roger W. Domask, Sr. of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Roger (Ellen) Domask, Jr. of Rib Lake, Phillip (Christine) Domask of Minnesota & Nannette (John) Resch of New Berlin, WI

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 son in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

 

SURVIVING AUNT: Carol Neubauer of Milwaukee

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Donald Baranek

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ignatious Baranek

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Lorraine Landfried

 

PALLBEARERS: Roger Jr. & Phillip Domask, John Resch

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelsea in her name
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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Audrey G. Kraegenbrink


  Audrey G. Kraegenbrink, 81, of  Owen, died Sunday December 11, 2016 at Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen.
  Audrey was born September 15, 1934 to Walter and Esther (Zanto) Kraegenbrink.
  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey is preceded in death by her Parents, and 6 Brothers and Sisters.

  Audrey was very fond of books, and loved to read.

  Funeral Services for Audrey will be held Thursday December 15, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Pastor Tim Becker will officiate. Burial will follow in The Athens Cemetery, her Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the Hemer Funeral Home from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM.

  Memorial Donations in honor of Audrey can be made 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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Charlene J. Gosbee


 

CHARLENE J. GOSBEE

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: Township of Chelsea Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, December 9, 2016 at Care Partners in Medford

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Chelsea Community Cemetery in Chelsea

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 10, 1933 in Stevens Point

 

EDUCATION: Charlene graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Stevens Point and then attained her Bachelor’s in Education from Central State College of Stevens Point

 

MARRIAGE: On February 16, 1957 in Stevens Point, Charlene married the love of her life, John W. Gosbee and he survives.

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After attaining her bachelors in education, Charlene moved to Green Bay where she taught for 2 years before moving to Lodi and teaching there for a period of time. She then moved to Racine where she taught elementary for 25 years. During her time in Racine she was an inspirational teacher who had a lifelong impact on her students. Charlene was a loving and caring woman who enjoyed helping people. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

 

MEMBER OF: Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: John W. Gosbee of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Alyssa (Paul) Stang of Sun Prairie, Greg (Rich) Gosbee of Pittsburg, PA, David (Ann) Gosbee of Plymouth, MI, Peter (Sue) Gosbee of St. Louis, MO, John Gosbee of Ann Arbor, MI and Geralynn Gosbee of Racine

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Laura Gosbee
Grandson: James C. Doyle in infancy

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15

 

SURVIVING BROTHER & SISTER: Peter Kabat of Stevens Point and Susan Kabat of Madison

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Mary Katherine Worzalla

 

DECEASED FATHER: Felix F. Kabat

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth L. Moeschler

 

PALLBEARERS: Family

 

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

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

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Ruth Burisek


 

  Ruth Burisek, 92, of Medford, stepped into eternity December 9th 2016 at Colonial House Nursing Home under Hospice Care where she had resided the past two years.

  Ruth was born on May 20 1924 to Jerry and Agnes (Cech) Macik. In her teens Ruth went to Chicago to find a job during the depression years and worked as a house-keeper, in a war plant, and as a phone operator. She was married to Edward Burisek on November 22nd 1947 who preceded her in death 1962.   Ruth then moved back to Medford and worked for Eddies Bakery. She later owned a dairy farm with her son and the Kritter Kountry Zoo where she enjoyed a variety of animals, she especially loved caring for the deer fawns.

  Ruth was a member of the Ole' Country Cowboy Church and she was a self-taught pianist and loved playing hymns for church. She also blessed the people with her playing while at the nursing home.

  Ruth's parents and grandparents were a big part of founding the Goodrich Baptist Church (now Goodrich Community Church) in 1913.

  Ruth is survived by one son Rev.Kenneth (Jennifer) Burisek of Medford, two Grandchildren
Keith (fiancé Angela Van Loon) Burisek of Eau Claire and Holly Burisek of Medford, One Brother Ludwig Macik of Goodrich.

  She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, one sister Martha Macik, a brother and sister-in-law Geroge and Julia Macik, along with nieces and nephews and friends.

  Funeral services for Ruth Burisek will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2016 with Pastor David Elleman officiating at the Goodrich Community Church N3258 Spring Drive, Athens, WI 54411. Family and friends may call beginning at 10am with funeral service to begin at 11am. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery II, Medford, WI following the service.

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Joseph Allen Mahl


 

  Joseph Allen Mahl, 59, of Medford, passed away on December 6, 2016 at home. Joseph was born on May 21, 1957 to William and Norma Mahl who precede him in death. After receiving a degree in welding from Chippewa Valley Technical College Joseph went on to work for Trinity Fabrications, LAX Fabrications, Roehl Trucking, and Weather Shield until his death.

  Joseph is survived by his children Joseph Mahl Jr. of New Albin, IA and Megan Mahl of Owen; grandchildren Skylar and Gaj; siblings Sharon (Gary) Nuernberger of Medford, Michelle (Dick) Lang of Colby, Dawn (Russell) Soyk of Abbotsford, William (Becky) Mahl of Monett, MO. Joseph is further survived by many other friends and family.
  In addition to his parents Joseph is preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda Mahl and sister, Charmaine Soder.
  Services for Joseph will be held 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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Rebecca Marie (Grote) Brand


 

  BURBANK, OK - Rebecca Marie (Grote) Brand of Burbank Oklahoma who passed away on December 6, 2016, surrounded by her family, at the age of 39.

  She is survived by her husband, Ryan and son Rhett of Burbank, OK; her parents, William and Nancy Grote of Withee, WI; four siblings: Dawn Anderson (Greg) of Hawaii, David Grote and (Tom Jensen) of Iron River, WI, Millie Slabber (Richard) of Hudson, WI, Jennifer Gebert (Jeremy) of Madison, WI. Her in-laws: Rick and Rhonda (Torgerson) Brand of Rushford; sisters-in-law: Rachel Rivers (Nate) of Winona, MN and Raeanna Tveten (Paul) of Lewiston, MN, and fifteen nieces and nephews.

  There will be a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hart, MN with the Rev. Harold Hintzman officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

  A memorial service will be planned to celebrate her life at First Lutheran Church in Ponca City, OK within the next few weeks.

  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for her son, Rhett at Merchants Bank in Rushford, MN.

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William G. "Bill" Micke


 

  WILLIAM G. "BILL" MICKE, age 83, of Stanley, WI, passed away at home on Monday, December 5, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp, at 10:30am on Friday December 9, 2016.  Fr. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Andrew Micke, Jennifer Micke, Ryan Micke, Jim Micke, Greg Turenne and Leroy Nolt.  Visitation will be at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 4pm-8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service.  Visitation will also be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.

     William Gordon Micke was born on October 10, 1933, on the home farm, in the Township of Worden, to William Sr. and Florence E. (Plecity) Micke.  He was raised on the family farm and attended the Busy Bee Country School until the 8th grade.  He loved to tell stories about walking to school, hitching rides on the milk sleigh, and his first grade school teacher running away with the milk man.  He graduated from Thorp High School in 1952 and later joined the Wisconsin National Guard, which was the source of many more stories.
     On August 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Crowley at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in Owen, WI.  Bill and Rose worked side by side with his father for many years and eventually they took over the family farm.  They were blessed with two sons who joined him on the farm, and they were later able to purchase five more surrounding farms.  The original farm has been in the family for 118 years, with Bill's grandchildren making it a 5th generation farm.
     Bill was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and its' Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, he was on the Board of Directors for Tri State Breeders, and was on the loan committee for the Northwestern Bank in Thorp.
     Bill had many interests, including;  raising turkeys and pigs, raising & selling bulls, and keeping draft horses on the farm.  He truly enjoyed buying and selling livestock, which he started doing at 15 years old, and was a regular at all local sale barns.  Bill also pulled horses and ponies for many years.  Bill and Rose made many trips out West to visit friends, attend cowboy poetry performances, and visit auction barns along the way.  He will always be remembered for his willingness to offer advice learned from experience and for treating everyone fairly.
     He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Micke, of Stanley;  2 sons:  Dean Micke (Natalie Baker) of Stanley,  Allen (Lisa) Micke of Thorp;  4 grandchildren:  Jessica Ryba (Lance Girard) of Chippewa Falls, WI,  Andrew (Melissa) Micke,  Jennifer Micke and Ryan Micke, all of Thorp WI;  2 great grandchildren:  Aiden and Addison of Chippewa Falls, WI;  2 sisters:  Joanne (Ray) Stroinski of Thorp WI,  Carol McDermott of Henderson, NV;  one brother:  Gerald Micke of Stanley:  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Armon Micke;  2 sisters-in-law:  Barbara Micke and Jan Micke.

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Russell J. Hosler


  Russell J. Hosler, age 69, of Owen, passed away at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Saint Katherine's Episcopal Church in Owen.  The Rev. Tony Ring will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.  Military Honors provided by Lublin American Legion Post #547, Owen American Legion Post #123 and the Owen-Withee Vets Club. 

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Alfred E. Weideman


 

  Alfred E. Weideman, age 71, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, from injuries sustained in an accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Reverend Don Bruce and Reverend Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Nieces and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday December 9, 2016 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.

  Alfred was born on June 18, 1945 to Edwin A. and Esther S. (Mueller) Weideman in the Town of Holton, WI. He attended Abbotsford Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Dor-Abby High School. Alfred married Bonnie Melvin on November 28, 1975 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. They farmed in the Abbotsford-Colby area. After farming, Alfred worked for Wausau Homes in Wausau for 18 years before he retired.
  Alfred was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. He was an usher and served on various committees and he built a flower bed display for the 75th church anniversary. He also created a Christmas nativity display for many years.
  Alfred was an active member of Abbotsford Jaycees, serving in many capacities including president. He also had a mixed couple’s softball team in Abbotsford for years. He enjoyed all sports including bowling and skiing. He was passionate about pool and watching Badger and Packer football games. Alfred was a member of the area church dartball teams and often kept the records for the games and arranged for the trophies for the yearly banquets. He took pride in his work, always trying to help others along. Alfred loved people. He liked talking with friends and relatives and meeting new people. Alfred helped organize many high school class reunions and family reunions. He had an infectious laugh and loved a good story.
  Alfred’s happiest role was that of “Grandpa.” His pride and deepest joy were his four grandkids. He enjoyed playing chess with Will, hosting tea parties with Brenna and playing trucks and reading books to James and Samuel.
  He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
  Alfred is survived by his wife: Bonnie of Unity, daughter; Laurie (John) Gentrup of Golden Valley, MN; four grandchildren: William, Brenna, James and Samuel. He is further survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Julian (Judy) Tomesch and James Katz of Atlanta, GA and brothers: Donald (Jan) Weideman of Portage and Roger (Brenda) Weideman of Abbotsford and many nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dennis Weideman and nephew, Cody Weideman.
  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

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Gregory D. Abegglen


 

  Gregory D. Abegglen, 56, of Medford, passed away at his home Saturday, December 3, 2016, under the loving care of his family & Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Greg was born September 11, 1960 in Medford to Donald and Mildred (Habeck) Abegglen. He graduated from Medford Sr. High School in 1978. Greg married Marilyn Krueger on April 2, 1983 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.
  He is survived by his Wife Marilyn of Medford, Children: Eric Abegglen of UW-La Crosse, Amy Abegglen of Medford, Siblings: Jeff (Beth) Abegglen and Lisa Dums, both of Stetsonville, Brothers and Sisters in law: Karen (Jim) Kalepp of Owen, Ronald Krueger of Abbotsford, Sandy (Denny) Orth of Abbotsford, Rich (June) Krueger of Rozelleville, Connie (Rick) Rausch of Athens, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother & father-in-law, sisters-in-law Carol Orlikowski, Gail & Carol Krueger.
  During his high school years, Greg started working for The Farmacy, a John Deere dealership as a salesman, and furthered his career with John Deere in the Heavy Equipment Division. Following his career at John Deere, he began working for Niemuth Implement in Stetsonville, in their sales department.
Greg had a passion for Fire / EMS. He served as a Medford EMT for 24 years, and Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS for 27 years. He served as an instructor for CPR, EMS and Fire, and was also a Stetsonville First Responder and was the Stetsonville Fire Inspector for 15 years.
  He enjoyed traveling, and woodworking.
  Greg was a past member of the Medford Jaycees & Stetsonville Lions. Present member of Stetsonville Vol. Fire Dept., Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he served as the Church Treasurer, on the Board of Education, Finance Committee, and an usher.

  Greg will always be remembered for his love for people. He loved his friends and family dearly.
  A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, with Rev. James Babler officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Stetsonville Fire Hall. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 10 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church from 9 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Cremation rites have been accorded, burial will be held at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Greg can be made to the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Department.
  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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Hazel A. Nelson


 

  Hazel A. Nelson, nee Story, 68, of Medford, died Thursday December 1, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

  Hazel was born August 18,1948 in Hannibal, WI to Leo and Lillian (Wry) Story. She is a graduate of Gilman High School. She married Thomas Nelson on July 21, 2000 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway. He survives.
  Also surviving are her children: Dennis Newburry of Eau Claire, Steven Newburry of Baraboo, Stepchildren; Tammy (Mark) Jensen of Medford, Julie (Tim)Gotham of Blaine, MN, Cory (Robin) Nelson of Rosholt, and Susan Nelson of Eau Claire, 13 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Ellen Hoeck of Slinger, Carol Story of Lynnwood, WA, Addie Mae (Dean) Thorkelson of Lynnwood, WA, Marie Story of Post Falls, ID, Gladys (John) Wiacek of Sheldon, Debbie (Bruce) Kujawa of Eau Claire, Jeanie Story of Altoon, Peggie (Chuck) Warner of Chippewa Falls, Dorvin (Marilyn) Story of Sheldon, Pete Story of Antigo, and further survived by many nieces and nephews.
  She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Tina Newburry, and Brothers Darrell and Duane Story.
  Hazel loved to play Scrabble and Pogo games online. And visiting garage sales, where could always find a good deal. She loved to cook, and visit with friends at A & E Tavern. Most of all she cherished her time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
  She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway.
  A memorial service for Hazel will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday December 10, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Ave, Medford, WI. Rev. Lowell Bolstad will officiate. Visitation will be held at Ours Saviors Lutheran Church on Saturday December 10, 2016 church from 9 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Hazel 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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Helen J. Waldhart


 

HELEN J. WALDHART

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: Prentice, WI; A Township of Ogema resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Azura Memory Care, Wausau surrounded by her loving family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

 

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

VISITATION: First Lutheran Church, Ogema from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1932 at Prentice, WI on the family homestead

 

EDUCATION: Attended Ringschool and was a graduate of Prentice High School

 

MARRIAGE: 1st – to James B. Cummings with whom she had 5 children; 2nd – in 1989 to Vaughn F. Waldhart & he preceded her in death in 2013

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduating high school, Helen moved to Milwaukee and worked for Cornell Paper Company. In 1964, James and Helen moved to Ogema and purchased a dairy farm. Helen also worked for The Moulding Company in Ogema for a period of time. She loved to garden, can, making maple syrup, going to the casino, dining out, going on trips with her family and caring for her grandchildren. Helen always had coffee, cookies, a full candy dish and was always ready to visit with anyone who stopped by.

 

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema; Homemakers Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Cathy, Craig (Joyce), Randal (Jeanne) & Todd (Joni) Cummings all of Ogema and Jeffrey Cummings of Phillips
Step-Children: Holly (Phillip) Wachuta and Lee (Vicki) Waldhart both of Stetsonville, Lynda Caskey of River Falls, Laurie (Thomas) Retzloff of Hartford and Sara (Robert) Fochs of Mosinee

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11, 8 Step

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Kenneth (Karen) Pearson of Ogema

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Florence (Ralph) Stiener & Mrytle (Raymond) Levenson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Benjamin K. Pearson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ella F. Flifisher

 

PALLBEARERS: Justin Heizler, Landon, Colten, Eric, Kyle & Ryan Cummings

 

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

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