Mary K. Bohmbach, 46, of Medford passed away on Saturday, March 25 at home. She was born on October 6, 1970 to John and Candy Bohmbach in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1989. She worked for Maple Island, Wal-Mart, and most recently Weather Shield until her passing.
Mary enjoyed life. She would spend her time gardening and planting flowers, tending bar, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her mother Candy (Fred Sherman) Bohmbach of Doniphan, MO; sister, Jackie (Nol) Thums of Westboro; brother, Larry (Jackie) Bohmbach of Rib Lake; nieces, Ashley (Lon), Makayla, and Tailor; nephews, Scott Jr. and Evan. She is further survived by her significant other Tony Szalkus, his daughter Samantha (Chris) Shotliff, and their children Arawyn and Amaya; stepmother Louise McBaine; special friend Tessa Hoffman and many other family and friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her father, John Bohmbach and her grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to the family for a future designation.
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WALTER P. NOWICKI, age 90, of Lublin, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, WI. Richard Pulcher will officiate and burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, in Lublin. Military rites will be conducted by the Abramowicz-Kacmarczyk-Cwikla American Legion Post #547. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Walter Peter Nowicki was born on September 22, 1926 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Thomas and Stella (Wittek) Nowicki. He was raised on the family farm until his family moved to Chicago, IL, where he completed his education, graduating from Englewood High School. He entered the United States Army on February 9, 1945 and served until his honorable discharge on December 2, 1946. Walter returned to Illinois and attended Photography School and later held various jobs in the Chicago area. It was there that he met his future wife, Dolores Bak, and they were later married on October 1, 1949 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp, WI. Dolores died on August 2, 1988. Walter continued to live in Chicago until moving to Lublin in 2001 to live with his son, Joe. He resided in Lublin until the time of his death.
Walter had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, woodworking and photography. He was a member of the Lublin American Legion Post #547.
He is survived by his son: Joseph T. Nowicki of Lublin; one granddaughter: Vanessa Matuszewski of Chicago; one great-granddaughter: Madison Walowski of Chicago; one sister: Lillian Nisbet of California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; one brother: Joseph Nowicki; and one sister: Florence Krol.
Francis "Frank" A. Pries, age 71, of Owen passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Palliative Care 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 Monday, March 27, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.
A Celebration of Life will also be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron, MN.
Frank was born on May 3, 1945 the son of Wilbur and Lorraine (Nigon) Pries in Rochester, MN. He graduated from Byron High School in 1963. Frank was united in marriage to Susan Halloran on April 26, 1969 in Chatfield, MN.
Frank worked as a carpenter for Pries Brothers Construction from 1970-81. He moved to Owen and bought a dairy farm. Frank also worked as a livestock field representative for National Farmers Organization for 32 years, retiring in 2016.
He served on many boards and committees including NAFCOR, National Farmers Organization and the Byron Fire Department. Frank had a strong faith and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was a avid hunter and especially enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. Frank most importantly cherished his family and loved attending their sporting events.
Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue; four children: Mark (Terry) of Withee, Becky (Jim) Albrecht of WI Rapids, Pam of Albertville, MN and Jill (Gene) Derfus of Greenwood; six grandchildren: Cody Albrecht, Nick, Zack, Brandon, Brady and Christa Derfus; five step-grandchildren: Justin, Hayley, Jim, Sara and Lindsay (Andrew); three step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by five brothers and one sister: Jerry (Sharon), Jim (Sue), Joe (Shari), Dan (Becky) all of Byron, MN, Tom (Jeanette) of Eyota, MN and Mary (Bruce) Clement of Rochester, MN; two sisters-in-law: Teresa (Dean) Narveson of Chatfield, MN and Mary Halloran of Peoria, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Pries family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center, DaVita Dialysis of Marshfield and Palliative care at St. Joseph's Hospital.
BETTY F. IMBACH
ADDRESS: N5064 Ben’s Lane, Medford; Town of Chelsea resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:46 AM Thursday, March 23 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 ½ months
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, March 27 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin
INTERMENT: OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey
VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 4-7 PM on Sunday, March 26 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 27
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1930 at Rib Lake, WI
EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Township of Greenwood and was a graduate of Rib Lake High School
MARRIAGE: November 25, 1950 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Joseph Imbach and he preceded her in death December 9, 2012
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Most of her life was spent as a housewife & mother while raising her family. They resided in the Townships of Chelsea and Browning for periods of time. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching & crossword puzzles.
MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey, Medford VFW Auxiliary & the Whittlesey Homemakers Club
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Betty Jane Roberts of New London, Joan (John) Pfaff of Stetsonville & Nancy Imbach of Phillips; Sons – Jerry (Peggy), Jack (Mary), James (Sarah) & Mike (Sharon) Imbach, all of Medford
CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandchildren – Nikki & Billy Pfaff
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 11
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers - Lester (Marylin) Judnic of Merrill & Harvey (Arlene) Judnic of Rib Lake
Sisters – Angeline Strebig of Medford & Rose Schilling of Mt. Prospect, IL
Sisters-in-law: Margaret Fleegel & Marcella Judnic both of Medford, Maggie Gumz of Westboro & Mary Ann Leffel of Colby
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joseph, Carl & Clarence Judnic, Mary Nezval
DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Judnic
DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Mauser) Judnic
PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Tripp Reamer, Tessa Brandner, Carli & Autumn Higgins
Active – Grandchildren, Ryan & Alex Imbach, Mike & Maggie Pfaff, Jeremy & Chris Roberts, Danny & Bobby Malchow, Dillon “Monk” Brandner
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey or the Medford VFW Auxiliary
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June A. Stiel, 84, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home on March 20, 2017 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hope Hospice.
June was born June 18, 1932 in Rib Lake to Ralph and Alice (Johnson) St. Clair. She married Leo C. Stiel on December 13, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Leo passed away May 31, 1994.
She is survived by her Children: Sandy (Damian) Jones of Westboro, Matthew (Louise) Stiel of Rib Lake, Mary Stiel of Chicago, Therese (James) Walters of Rib Lake, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and numerous cousins.
June is further preceded in death by her Parents and Infant brother Kenneth.
June worked for Gem Products Shoe Factory in Rib Lake, and met her Husband Leo there. She then became a homemaker and raised her children. June went back to work for Brothers Two and was a wood worker in the factory. She enjoyed needlework, artist, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She loved adventures, especially spending Sunday afternoons on a drive with her husband and children, not knowing exactly where the road would lead them.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Good Shepherd Knitters.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday March 24, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. A Rosary service will be held at 9 AM Friday, visitation will follow from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
In honor of June, the family has requested memorial donations be given to Hope Hospice or Good Shepherd Catholic Church.Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
Helen T. Krizan, 92, formerly of Cornell and Sheldon, died Tuesday, March
21, 2017 at Country Terrace-Bloomer under the care of Heartland Hospice.
She was born on August 12, 1924 in Elroy, WI area to the late Knut and
Hilda (Halverson) Knutson. She grew up there and married Andrew Krizan
on June 11, 1949 in Fountain Lutheran Church, Elroy. The couple farmed
and raised their family south of Sheldon.
She is survived by her children, Sharon (Herman) Viegas of Bloomington,
MN, Sandy (Neil) Marthaler of Athens, Ken (Terri) Krizan of Portage, Dennis
(Beverly) Krizan of Cottage Grove, Mark (Lynn) Krizan of Oregon, WI,
Diane Krizan of Chicago, IL and Judy (Dennis) Ewer of Eau Claire, 15
grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister, Cora Preuss of Sparta and
a brother, Robert Knutson of Florida. Helen is preceded in death by her
husband, Andrew (9-11-16), her parents, a granddaughter, Marissa Ewer,
a great grandson, Maddox Krizan and 3 sisters, Katherine Schultz, Mildred
Schultz and Eva Kozuszek.
A funeral will be at 11AM on Friday, March 24th at Trinity Lutheran
Church-Sheldon, Rusk County, WI with Reverend Doctor Gary Paul
officiating. Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be from
9:30AM until time of service Friday at the Church. Plombon Funeral
Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.
DEUANE “POPS” R. BOCK
ADDRESS: Township of Holway resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:35 AM Saturday, March 18 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 ½ months
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway
OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger
VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 9, 1938 at Chili, WI
EDUCATION: Chili, WI area elementary schools
MARRIAGE: October 7, 2016 at Medford to Shirley Ann Nelson-Kreuscher and she survives
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed in the Chili area for a period of time. Resided in the Perkinstown & Holway areas while working as a milk hauler, logging truck driver and Bauer Trucking of Medford for periods of time until retirement. He enjoyed hobby farming, horse sales, model trains, gun shows, hunting, fishing and traveling.
MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
SURVIVING SPOUSE: His partner since 1984 and present wife, Shirley A. Kreuscher of the Town of Holway
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 daughters along with others residing in the Chili area
Step-Children: Karl (Linda) Kreuscher of Medford and Patty (Mike) Webster of Gilman
Step-Grandchildren: Ashley Zettler, CJ Kreuscher and Amber Webster, along with one on the way
Step-Great Grandchildren: Kaylee & Memphis Zettler, Chloe Bucki
DECEASED FATHER: Robert Bock
DECEASED MOTHER: Daisy Heisler
OTHER INFORMATION: Sadly missed by our cat-Custer
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Marie I. Kulesa, 89, formerly of the Town of Taft, died
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Oakbrook Nursing and Rehab
Center-Thorp. She was born on December 25th, 1927 in
Neillsville the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude
(Galiff) Ehlert. Marie grew up in Neillsville until 1937 when her
family purchased a farm in the Town of Taft; South of
Gilman. Marie to the Taft Red Brick Schoolhouse.
She married Joseph Kulesa on October 26th, 1946 at St.
John’s Lutheran Church-Yellow River. The couple farmed in
the Town of Taft for many years.
Marie is survived by her children, Ron Kulesa of Thorp,
Darrell (Diane) Kulesa of Chippewa Falls, Regina (Don)
Beauchene of San Pablo, California, Doreen Shatwell of
Lublin, Chris (Leon) Peetz of Gilman and Naomi (Bob)
Warner of Westboro, many grandchildren, great
grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Joseph, 3 brothers, George, Howard and Robert
Ehlert and 5 sisters, Verna Hoeck, Velma Hart, Lorraine
Kelling, Arline Piater and Elleanor Kulesa.
A funeral service will be at 11AM on Saturday, March 25th at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9AM Saturday until time of
Harold L. Ingersoll, age 83, of Curtiss, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen.
A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.
Harry was born on August 22, 1933, the son of Kenneth and Edith (Dombrove) Ingersoll, Sr. in Clark County. He attended Abbotsford Schools. Harry was united in marriage to Kathryn "Sue" Klimeck on January 17, 1959 in Stetsonville. They later divorced.
Harry's passion was to fix things. He farmed, worked at Abby Wrecking for many years, Johnson Garage and later at Weathershield in Medford. Harry also had a couple of salvage yards. He was well known around the entire area and also for his unique laugh. Harry was a singer, prankster, comedian and one-of-a-kind B.S.er.
Harry is survived by four sons: Ronald Ingersoll of Abbotsford, Daniel Ingersoll of Medford, Bradley (Kathy) Ingersoll of Stanley and Brian (Samantha) Ingersoll of Medford; a daughter, Karen (Wayne) Tischendorf of Ogema; daughter-in-law, Sandra Ingersoll of Colby; son-in-law, Chuck Strey of Loyal; 19 grandchildren: Nicole, Jeremy, Justin, Tyler, Travis, Stacey, Chris, Kyle, Jade, Cameron, Kara, Brandon, Dominique, Zak, Haley, Brady, Gage, Carsen and Gracie; 11 great-grandchildren and a very close nephew, Kelly Ingersoll. He is further survived by three brothers: Kenneth Ingersoll, Jr. of Colby, Marv Ingersoll of Adams-Friendship and Neil Ingersoll of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Galen Ingersoll, a daughter, Laurie Strey; a grandson, Jesse Ingersoll; five siblings: Gladys (Orville) Tichy, Donald "Butch" (Zora) Ingersoll, Jannette Johnson, Arlene (Byron) Leichtman and Robert "Pookie" (Mutzie) Ingersoll.
Charles W. Bablick, age 92, of Park Falls, died on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. He was born on January 11, 1925 in Butternut, the son of George and Anna (Palecek) Bablick. He was a graduate of the Butternut High School. Charlie moved to Menomonie and worked for the Firestone Tire Store. On August 27, 1946 he married his wife of fifty-three years, Genevieve Koran. The couple then moved to Stanley where he worked for the Firestone Tire Store. They moved back to Butternut in 1949 and Charlie then worked for Vincent & Vincent Ford in Park Falls and then the Flambeau Paper Mill as a production manager until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, baseball, softball, wood working, gardening, playing cards, and carpentry. Charlie loved spending time with family & friends and traveling. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events. He served as a Mass Server, Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Knight. He donated his time for decades decorating St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for the Christmas season. On September 1, 2001 he marred Arlene Zimpel at Pier Willow Catholic Church
He is survived by:
his wife Arlene of Park Falls
Deacon David (Ginny) Bablick of Tomahawk
Dennis (Luann) Bablick of Butternut
Mary (Jerry) Sarver of Medford
(8)grandchildren, (21)great-grandchildren, (1)great-great-grandson
Sharon (Mike) Ferge of Fond du Lac
Diana (Bill) Hede of Tacoma, WA
Debra (Joe) Cali of Waukesha
numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Genny in 2000, (2)great-granddaughters, (1)step-grandson, and (2)brothers: George and John Bablick.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11:00am from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Park Falls. Fr. Shaji Pazhukkathara, Dea. David Bablick, and Dea. Chet Ball will co-officiate.
Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.
A visitation will be held on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm and on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the hour of the service.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the the family.
RAYMOND “RAY” F. MEYER
ADDRESS: W6503 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Little Black resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 PM Wednesday, March 15 at his residence in the Town of Little Black under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team
OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza
INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Sunday, March 19 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 20 at the church
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 18, 1927 at Medford
EDUCATION: Holy Rosary School, Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School
MARRIAGE: September 16, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Rosalie M. Baumer and she preceded him in death January 21, 2013
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Entered US Army in 1946 and served on Guam & Iwo Jima. Discharged in 1947 with the rank of Sargent. Worked for Taylor Co. Highway Dept. as a truck driver from May 1947 until Oct. 1950. In Nov. of 1950 he was called back into the Army and served in Korea from Dec. of 1950 until Oct. of 1951, discharged with the Korean Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars. From 1952 to 1956 he worked for the Medford Co-op & the Medford Electric Utility. From 1956 to 1965 he worked as a milk delivery man for Parkin’s Ice Cream Co. in Medford. In June of 1965, he started working for the Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept. as a jailer-dispatcher and was later promoted to Sheriff’s deputy & patrolman in 1966. In 1969 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy & held that position until retirement in 1988. Their family has lived on a hobby farm in the Town of Little Black since May of 1956.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Life member of the Medford VFW, Retired member of the WI Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs Association
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Tammy) Meyer, Diane (Al) Kasparek, Sue (Matt) Gengler & Virginia (Russell) Jari, all of Medford, Barb (Steve) Kauss of Green Bay
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joe, John, Edward “Scotty”, Fr. Bernard, twins - Lawrence & Leon Meyer; Sisters – Margaret Danen, Marie Hayden & Regina Querin
DECEASED FATHER: John Meyer
DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes (Pritzl) Meyer
PALLBEARERS: Steve & Mike Kauss, Al Kasparek, Matt Gengler, Russ Jari, Chad Sebold
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Harlin D. Anderson
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence on March 12, 2017 at 1:13 AM
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday March 18, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey
OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen
INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II
VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1945 in Medford, WI
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Harlin worked for 40 plus years at Black River Industries, Medford. He enjoyed Special Olympics Bowling, fishing, working at Black River Industries, and spending time with his family and friends
MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey and he was also a part of the Special Olympics
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 sisters: Virginia Kitchen of Abbotsford, Jeanette Reed of Rhinelander, Sherrie (Mike) Ertl of Menomonee Falls and Sandra (Richard) Salzwedel of La Crosse; 1 brother: Gerald (Sandra) Anderson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 sisters: Sheryl and Darlene; 3 brothers-in-law: Henry, Ollie and John.
DECEASED FATHER: David Alfred Anderson
DECEASED MOTHER: Alberta Clara Krickenberg
PALLBEARERS: Tammy & Kris Salzwedel, Brian Kitchen, Tim Ertl, Dawn Amen, and Lisa Wiber
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harlin’s name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to The Special Olympics
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DELBERT ROSS SLONIKER
ADDRESS: 544 Shattuck Street, Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:45 AM Thursday, March 9 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville
OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow
INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II
VISITATION: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 18
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1925 at Greenwood, WI
EDUCATION: Greenwood elementary schools and was a 1943 graduate of Greenwood High School
MARRIAGE: June 24, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal to Shirley Ann Schaefer and she survives
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a cheesemaker for a period of time while residing in Greenwood & Willard. In 1956 he moved to Stetsonville and managed Farmers Pride Cheese Factory from 1956-1968. Moved to Medford in 1968 and he worked as a federal inspector inspecting cheese & butter for the USDA until retirement in 1986. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, deer hunting, playing cards, 4 wheeling and playing checkers with his great grandchildren.
MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley A. Sloniker of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Susan L. Sloniker of Hazelhurst, WI & Gary (Cynthia) Sloniker of Spooner, WI
2 Grandchildren – Sara (Tom) Kiral of Lewiston, MN & Michelle (Housni) Kabdi of Spooner
4 Great-Grandchildren – Emma & Maddie Kiral, Zak & Eli Kabdi
CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Mark Sloniker in 2000
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Edward (Florence) Sloniker of Abbotsford
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Verlyn & Kenneth Sloniker
DECEASED FATHER: Ross Sherman Sloniker
DECEASED MOTHER: Mildred M. (Schneider) Sloniker
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Douglas A. Rohland, age 56, of Withee passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Doug was born on October 15, 1960, the son of Rhinehart and Audrey (Rossow) Rohland in Stanley. He graduated from Owen-Withee High School. Doug was united in marriage on May 31, 1980 to Laurie Jorgensen in Neillsville. He worked at Sierra Pacific Windows and Doors (formerly Hurd) in Medford for 27 years.
Doug enjoyed life, was a jokester, had a wonderful heart and would help out anyone in any way he could. He was an avid Packers fan and loved hunting and fishing, especially with his boys. Most importantly, Doug was devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Doug is survived by his wife, Laurie; six children: Tyrel Erickson of Chippewa Falls, Misty (Shawn) Susa of Green Bay, Alicia (Chad) Martin of Madison, Jeremy Rohland of Medford, Amanda (Eric) Rodriguez of Spencer and Joshua Rohland (Amy Gagnon) of Kewaunee; six grandchildren: Sierra, Jacob, Kyler, Mason, Kayleigh and Olivia. He is further survived by eight siblings: Cheryl Schoening, Mike Rohland, Greg Rohland, Tom (Sheri) Rohland, Cindy Rohland, Dave Rohland, Donna Rohland and Tim Rohland; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jody.
The family requests memorials to gofundme Doug Rohland
Violet S. Nikkila, 87, Town of Ogema, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home under the care of Hope Hospice and surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 27, 1930, in Ogema, the daughter of Victor J. and Signe (Juni) Linden.
She was a lifelong resident of the Ogema area. She attended the Levitt Creek Grade School and was a graduate of the Westboro High School, Class of 1948.
She was married to Melvin Nikkila on March 27, 1948, in Ogema. She remained at her home and raised her 6 children. In her free time she enjoyed the outdoors, feeding and watching her birds and spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Westboro.
She is survived by her children: Marlene (Roscoe Skomaroske) Bleck, Phillips, Judy Arkola, Westboro, Diane (Terry) Foster, and Dan (Tammy) Nikkila, all of Ogema, by 15 grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Melvin Oct. 7, 2000, by 2 brothers Alvin and Reynold, by 1 infant brother Carl, by 2 sons: Ronnie and Larry, by 1 grandson Lonnie Bleck, and 2 Sons-In-Law Marvin Arkola and Gene Bleck.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church, Ogema, with Pastor Robert Giese officiating .Interment will be in the Levitt Creek Cemetery, Town of Hill. Pallbearers are to be her grandsons: Cory and Joey Bleck, Ron Arkola, Troy, Todd, Derek, and Travis Foster, and Tyler and Brent Nikkila.Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. at the church until the time of the service.
The Heindl Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heindlfuneralhome.com
Florence O Pawlik, 91 of Gilman, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017
at Ascension Our Lady of Victory Hospital-Stanley. She was born
on January 9, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Peter
and Anna (Nesterick) Filipiak. The family moved to the Gilman
area when she was a little girl. Florence went on to graduate
from Gilman High.
On June 19, 1948 she was united in marriage to Joseph Pawlik at
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church-Lublin. The couple raised
their three children, Joseph Jr. “Joey” (1950), Darlene (1954)
and Dorothy (1956) while operating and expanding the family
dairy farm south of Gilman.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Gary) Pawlik Plank of
Stratford and Dorothy (Stanley) Halida of Lublin, seven
grandchildren who will serve as pallbearers and 18 great
grandchildren: Jacqueline (Zach) Hennemann and their children
Isaac and Jacob; Carey (Mark) Pawlik Paulson and their children
Dylan and Kole; Jennifer (Jeramie) Duellman and their children
Tychelle, Troy, and Trevin; Jodi (Paul) Weisenbeck and their
children Karlie, Bailey and Hallie; Cory (Sarah) Halida and their
children Logan, Lucas, Bradley and Grace; Kristen (David)
Koontz Haider and their daughter Marley; and Karyn (Zack) Nitz
and their children Alaina, Ella, and Samuel. She is also survived
by her daughter-in-law Sharon Hughes of Gilman, brothers,
Peter (Patricia) Filipiak of Hawkins and Richard Filipiak of
Chippewa Falls and two sisters, Eleanor Almos of Minneapolis,
MN and Alice (Herb) Deuel of Sheldon and sister in law, Jan
Filipiak of Hudson. Florence is preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, Joseph Sr. (2013), son, Joseph Jr., son in law,
Richard Hughes, brother, William Filipiak, sister, Dorothy Filipiak
and brother in law, Kurt Almos.
Funeral services will be at 11AM on Saturday, March 11th at Holy
Assumption Orthodox Church-Lublin with Father Hermann Klarr
officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will
be from 4-8 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7:
30PM Panikhida service. Visitation will continue Saturday
morning at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 AM.
Melvin William Spath, 67, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle against Leukemia.
Melvin was born November 23, 1949 in Fremont, Nebraska to Warren and Arlene (Buckendahl) Spath.
He is survived by his siblings: Shirley (Leon) Gonnering of Marshfield, twin brother Merlin Spath of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lynn (Glenda Wiese) Spath of Medford, his Children: Jason, Jody and Daniel, 4 Grandchildren, Special Friends Barb and David Kleist of Eau Claire.
Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, and Grandparents: Clarence and Lorena Spath, William and Mary Buckendahl.
Melvin attended Lawndale and Liberty Elementary Schools, and was a 1968 graduate from Medford Area Sr. High. After graduation Melvin moved to Eau Claire, and made it his home. His career included driving semi-truck over the road for various companies. Throughout his career, he drove all 48 states of the continental US. He retired from Menards Distribution due to ill health.
Melvin had many passions in his life. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding horses and camping. He loved building and designing unique birdhouses, and was a talented wood-craftsman. He enjoyed giving the birdhouses he built as gifts to family and friends. He also has a green thumb for growing beautiful flowers and vegetables from seeds. He took great pride in his beautiful floral beds. He also was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.
Funeral services for Melvin will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Rev. Richard Russow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 PM.
Melvin’s family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, nurses and doctors, especially Nurses Julie Ann and Jill, and Dr. Muslim at Sacred Heart Hospital and Syversen Lutheran Home, both of Eau Claire.
Melvin will be truly missed by his family, and his beloved cat Papa, who was his best friend and closest companion.
In honor of Melvin’s love for his cat Papa, memorial donations can be given to any animal shelter of the donor’s choice.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservices.com
Karen Mae Hinke (Pollard), 65, passed away on March 4, 2017 in Marshfield. She was born March 30, 1951 in Indiana to the late William and Juanita (Schickinger) Pollard. She received her education in Kentucky, where the family later moved. After many years down south she moved to Wisconsin and eventually met and married her loving husband Ken Hinke.
Karen worked various jobs throughout her life. She was also involved in many community organizations. She enjoyed meeting new people, making you laugh, and spending time with family. She spent many years bowling on the Classy Lady League. She took pride in her grand and great-grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband Ken of Medford; her children Rebecca Sanders of Kentucky, Annette (Alvin) Dassow of Medford, Richard (Marilyn) Smith of South Carolina, Randy (Ginny) Hinke of Ashland, Mike (Margo) Hinke of Stetsonville, and Matt Hinke of Minnesota. She is further survived by 5 brothers, Wayne (Sug) Pollard of Kansas, Dennis Pollard of Ohio, Greg, Steve, Danny (Carolyn) Pollard all of Kentucky, and 3 sisters, Diane (Larry) Redemann, Stella Easley, and Sara (Antonio) Pires. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren with one on the way, and 7 great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Neff of Kansas.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. 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.
Celand Lawrence “Mel” Melbinger, 102, of Owen, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Mel was born November 26, 1914 in the Town of Reedsburg, to Joseph and Anna (Erben) Melbinger. He was a graduate of Withee High School. Mel married Lois E. Matthewson on September 14, 1935 at the Congregational Church in Owen. Lois preceded Mel in death in 2002.
He is survived by his children: Jerome (Irene) Melbinger of Madison, and Lonnie (Mary) of Medford, Grandchildren Holly (Lance) Tonkinson of Reedsburg, Kimberly Melbinger-Cerutti of El Dorado Hills, CA, Christopher (Brenda) Melbinger of Ft. Myers, FL, Dr. Julie (Dr. Peter) Melbinger-Wagner of Mequon, Deborah Melbinger of Shorewood, Great Great Grandchildren: Connor, Ella, Claire, and Andrew. He is further survived by his very significant caregiver and friend of 15 years, Canice Parnewicz of Owen, and many nieces and nephews.
Mel is further preceded in death by his Parents, and Brother Arleigh Melbinger.
Upon completion of high school, Mel’s entrepreneurial characteristics were evident. He was an astute businessman and progressive planner. He ventured into several business opportunities and then wrote the Postal Office exam and became a clerk for the Owen Post Office. While working at the Post Office, he worked for Badger Shooters Supply in Owen. After 10 years of working both positions he then became a full time employee at Badger Shooters Supply. With great tenacity and hard work he expanded the business into an international company and was the CEO until his retirement in 1983.
Mel was also very proud and committed to his community, and was Mayor of Owen for 14 years. During his service he was instrumental with the growth and decision making for Owen. Primarily expanding industry; ensuring and improving the cities infrastructure and creating the Owen Development Corporation, thus, building the first clinic that housed two Medical and two Dental Doctors.
As Mayor, Mel was proud to have had a new water system built in the city. He improved the communities “brick and mortar” on his own by building a grocery store, hardware store, chiropractic office, clinic and Post office. He was a life time member of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Owen. For most of his adult life he held many volunteer and community board positions: Riverside Cemetery board; housing authority implementation; National Rifle Association and a member of the Owen Masonic Lodge # 317, he was a Past Master and recently received his 70 year membership certificate. At the age of 102, Mel was the oldest living Mason in the United States.
In his leisure time, Mel enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, gardening, skiing and spending time at his cabin up North. He took pleasure in traveling, especially his Alaskan hunting and fishing adventures. Mel was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and season ticket holder. He was present during the frigid 1967 “Ice Bowl” game between the Packers and Cowboys.
Mel loved his wife and family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Owen. Rev. Tony Ring will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Pallbearers will be David Blazer, Brian Bredlau, Jack Jalling, Scott Jalling, Jeff Matthewson, and Jerry Prepeluh. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Schmidt, Jim Carlson, Tom Nelson and members of the Owen Masonic Lodge #317. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church from 10 AM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mel can be given to St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church or to the Medford Aspirus Foundation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
Always remember Mel’s advice during hard times “it will pass.”
Roberta G. Paul, 67 of the Township of Prentice, Price County, passed away on Saturday, March 4 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford after a long struggle with Alzheimer disease. She was born on March 30, 1949 at Stafford Spring, CT, daughter of the late Clarence Y. and Jennie (Gage) Paul.
Roberta grew up in Tolland, CT and later moved to Wisconsin in 1973 where she married John Moore & raised 5 children while residing in the Ogema area. She worked for many years in the woods as a logger. She was a devoted mother and care giver for her parents in their final years. She was a very serious Christian, student of the Bible, was always ready to share the good news of God’s kingdom, loved tapping maple trees, making maple syrup, knew about wild foods and would scout the woods and fields for them. She had a great sense of humor, loved to make people laugh with her jokes, was always happy and ready to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her children, Ronald (Rose Thiede) Theriault of Prentice, John Moore of Florida and Lisa Moore of Ingram, WI, along with a granddaughter Evelyn Koehler & 3 great-grandchildren. Further survived by her siblings – Douglas (Marion) Paul of Vermont, David (Lucille) Paul of Phillips, Daniel Paul of Florida, Timothy (Dawn) Paul of Virginia, Jonathan (Christina) Paul of Willington, CT, Marilyn (Edward) Toth and Lydia Larson both of Tolland, CT. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert & Benjamin Moore. Her siblings would like to thank Ronald & Rose for 8 years of loving and wonderful care given to her.
A memorial service/celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 8 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema with Rev. Dr. Bob Giese officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to First Lutheran Church, Ogema.
Merle Eugene Stoppelmoor, age 74, of Spencer, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home in Abbotsford.
Merle was born on December 22, 1942 in Butler County, IA the son of Rudolph and Grace (Busma) Stoppelmoor. He was the youngest of 4 children. He spent his entire childhood and early adult life on the family farm. He attended New Hartford School and graduated in 1961. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Schwennen on August 3, 1963 at Little Brown Church near Nashua, IA.
Merle was a farmer all of his life or as he put it "since before he was born," but he also worked off the farm at different jobs. He worked for Clay Equipment in Cedar Falls, IA, Chamberlain Mfg and John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo, IA, and White Farm Equipment in Charles City, IA. He also did some road construction and was a truck driver for many years.
In 1991, Merle and Jo sold their farm in Minnesota and moved to a farm just west of Unity, where they lived for 18 years. After selling the dairy cows, he continued to farm the land. He also drove a truck part time for Marshfield Scrap before retiring and moving to their present farm near Spencer. He said he needed something to do, so he continued to farm his 40 acres. When he wasn't busy on the farm, he and Jo enjoyed traveling to visit friends and relatives and going to farm shows, and collecting farm toys. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren, playing cards, and going to bingo at Hardees in Colby and the Marshfield Senior Center, where he made many friends.
Merle is survived by his wife, Nancy Jo of 53 years; two daughters: Lisa (Brian) Albrecht and Amy (Chris) Mulyck both of Winona, MN; a son: Steven (Tami) of Fountain City, WI; four beloved grandchildren: Amber Mulyck of Spencer, and Kaleb, Landon, and Nathan Stoppelmoor all of Fountain City, WI; and great granddaughter Rayne Mulyck/Marklowitz, who was his shadow, playmate and #1 fan. He is further survived by a sister: Sharon (George) Kozjak of Granite City, IL, and a brother: Lowell Stoppelmoor of Roberts, WI, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Evelyn Webber; two sisters-in-law: Darla Stoppelmoor and Eljean Dreesman and a brother-in-law: Jerry Dignan.
Gene Allen Graumann, 56 of the Township of Chelsea, passed away on March 1, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services for Gene will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 4 – 7 PM on Friday, March 3 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4. Burial will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery following services. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Henningfield & Greg Quednow. Active pallbearers will be Bob McNamar, Kenny Schilling, Tony & Nathan Reinhardt, Mike Siroin, Phil Graumann, Mark Hommel and Rodney Goodrich.
Gene was born on April 29, 1960 at Medford to the late Ewald “Boobie” Graumann and Beverly (Strebig) Graumann Hagen of Medford. He attended the Town of Chelsea elementary schools and Medford High School. He married Tammy Floyd on August 18, 1979 and had two children. After 27 years of marriage, Tammy passed away from cancer in 2007. Gene later married Tara Peche at home in the Town of Chelsea on July 2, 2010.
He began his working career at Cooper Cheese in Westboro while still in school. He worked for a period of time at Weather Shield Mfg. and then worked at Hurd Windows (Sierra Pacific) for over 30 years until ill health forced his retirement in 2015.
In his early years, Gene enjoyed playing softball, shooting pool league and drag racing snowmobiles. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle, restoring his ’55 Ford Customline car, spending time in his shop with his many friends, family playing with the Chelsea Chokers Band, watching his grandkids race, adored his twin granddaughters, going camping, sitting around the campfire and UTVing. He was instrumental in establishing the “Tammy Graumann Fight the Cancer Ride” which he was very proud of. He was also a member of the Rib Lake Fireworks Committee and Trinity Lutheran Church of Chelsea.
Gene is survived by his wife, Tara of Chelsea, his mother, Beverly and special friend Merlin Gebert both of Medford, two sons, Shawn (Amanda) and Jeffrey (Andrea) both of Chelsea, step daughter, Kacie Ramsey and stepson, Aaron (Morgan) Ramsey all of Medford, his grandchildren, Kyle, Ezra, Jersey, Aubree, Phoebe & Piper. Further survived by two brothers, Randy (Yong) of Olympia, WA and Danny (Cheryl) of Rib Lake, his father/mother-in-law, Myron & Barb Peche of Medford, his beloved dog, Axo, many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ewald, step-father, Bill Hagen, wife, Tammy, mother/father-in-law, Carol & Kenny Floyd.
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.
Nancy L Glebke, 60 of Gilman, died Wednesday, March 1,
2017 at home under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born
on May 19, 1956 in Ladysmith to William and Nora Hendricks.
Nancy was raised in Cornell until she was 5 when her family
moved north of Gilman. Nancy graduated from Gilman High in
On April 17th, 1976 she was united in marriage to James
Glebke at Zion Lutheran Church-Gilman. Nancy was a
homemaker and helped on the family farm. She enjoyed
cooking, sewing and taking care of her family.
She is survived by her husband, James Glebke of Gilman,
three children, Mandy Bohl of Baraboo, James Glebke and
Jeremy (Amanda) Glebke both of Gilman, four grandchildren,
Ashley Bohl, Aimery Glebke, Rachel Westaby and Kordell
Birch, her mother, Nora Hendricks of Gilman, four sisters and
four brothers. Nancy is preceded in death by her father, William
Hendricks, son in law, Glen Bohl and three sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 4th
at the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hannibal
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service