WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2019-02

Robert "Bob" Scholl, Jr.


  Robert “Bob” Curtis Scholl, Jr., age 85, of Medford passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 31, 2019.


  Bob was born in Chicago, IL on September 16, 1933 to Robert Curtis Scholl Sr. and Ann (Kupec) Scholl.  He attended elementary schools in Chicago and Grand Junction, MI, graduating from Medford Senior High School.  He graduated from Taylor County Teachers’ College in Medford and taught elementary school in Goodrich, WI.  

  He met Marilyn Y. Taber while attending Teacher’s College and they were married on November 23, 1956 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.  They owned and operated The House of Scholl Furniture store in Medford for 34 years until retiring in 1989.  Bob and Marilyn were married 61 years.   


  Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was a successful businessman and provider for his family, thanks to his many loyal customers.  He had an amazing memory; while traveling and at home, Bob enjoyed the many interesting conversations he had with people he encountered.  Family activities, traveling, bowling (sponsored a men’s tavern league team for many years and also bowled in a couple’s league with Marilyn), planting trees, mowing the field with his tractor and tinkering with his tools in the warehouse were only a few of his pastimes. For many years, he was also a member of the Masons. 


  He is survived by five children: Bobbi (Perry) Moore of Grand Rapids, MI, Kim Scholl of Rochester, MN, Lynda (Joe) Vick of Tucson, AZ, Randy (Lisa) Scholl of Medford, Cyndi (Gary) Ehrike of Columbus, IN, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. 


  Bob was predeceased by his parents, his wife Marilyn (2/28/18), his son Curt (5/5/18) and two infants, Robert Curtis III (7/18/57) and Carolyn Joy (11/17/72) at birth.  


  Cremation rites were accorded and a celebration of Bob’s life will take place at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Community United Church of Christ, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Visitation will take place at Community United Church of Christ on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30AM.


  Memorial donations may be sent to the following local causes:

· Stepping Stones, where Bob’s granddaughter, Courtney,    serves as Director.

(It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides community education and support services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Taylor County.)

·  Community United Church of Christ. 


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

Carol Jean Stroming


  Carol Jean Stroming, age 67, passed away on Sunday Feb. 10, 2019 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at the Home Place in Dorchester, with her loving family at her side.

  A visitation will be held at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford on February 14, 2019 from 5 p.m – 7 p.m.  A private burial will be held at a later date.

  Carol Jean was born on March 23, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield to Sylvester and Helen O’Brien.  She joined two sisters and a brother.  They later moved to Owen, where Carol graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1969.  Following high school, Carol was employed at Marshfield Door Company in Marshfield.

  Carol was united in marriage to Leslie Kollmansberger on June 5th, 1971, in Neillsville WI.  They owned and operated two dairy farms, the first was in the Town of Reseburg and the second farm was in the Town of Green Grove, rural Owen. Later they owned and operated two taverns, first The Dugout Bar in Colby, followed by the K-Corners Bar in rural Unity.  Leslie passed away on June 12, 1986.

  Carol then became a restaurant cook and was employed in two separate restaurants.

  Carol was united in marriage to Raymond Stroming on June 3, 1989 at Christ EV. Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  Carol continued her cooking career.  On August 14, 1990, her son Justin was born.  Raymond passed away on Nov. 7, 1991.  Carol remained a member in the aforementioned church.  Carol was also a member on the Abbotsford Lions.

  Carol enjoyed raising her son Justin, traveling, visiting her family, taking her son to water parks, and playing miniature golf.  Carol had so many friends because of owning two bars and supporting pool and dart teams.

  Carol is survived by her son:  Justin of Marshfield;  one sister:  Dorothy Schultze of rural Thorp; one brother: George O’Brien of Colby; a granddaughter: Halyn of Marshfield; and many stepchildren, nieces and nephews.

  Carol will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Edna M. Madlon


  Edna M. Madlon, 81, of Jump River, died of natural causes on Friday, 
February 1, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 29, 1937 to 
the late George and LuCinda (Shufelt) Couillard. She grew up in the 
area and attended Hannibal High. Edna married Leo Madlon and the 
couple farmed. Edna was a homemaker and enjoyed being outdoors.

  She is survived by her children, Cynthia (John) Prasnicky, Gordon 
(Veronica) Madlon and Joel Madlon all of Jump River, Greg (Lynn 
Kendall) Madlon of Glen Flora and Randy (Loralee) Madlon of Lublin,
7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren 
and 1 great great grandchild and her siblings, Jan (Gerry) Couillard 
of Gilman, Jerry Couillard of Stanley, Kaye Joyner of Black River 
Falls, Joanne (Jene) Everson of Rib Lake, Janice (Curt) Harris of 
Virginia, MN, Linda (Hugo) Scholtze of Babbitt, MN, Minga (Mike) Cole 
of Tower, MN and Bonnie (Dan) Omundson of Thorp. Edna is 
preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo (2002), 
daughters, Sharon and Jeanette, 1 great step grandson, Kenneth 
Howland, her sisters, Arlene Muth and Mary Tomkowiak and her 
brothers, Albert, Lloyd, Perry and Addelor Couillard.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at 1PM on Saturday, February 9, 
2019 at the Jump River Community Center. Inurnment will take place
at a later date in Mount Nebo Cemetery. Plombon Funeral Service 
assisted the family.

Lillian E. Frahmann




AGE: 88

ADDRESS: Centennial Apts. Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:40 PM Friday, February 1 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Friday, February 8 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Steve Rutter

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II 

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, February 8

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 31, 1930 at the Township of MolitorEDUCATION: Medford area schools

MARRIAGE: May 19, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Galen E. Frahmann and he preceded her in death October 16, 2006

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Holway for 3 years. They moved to the City of Medford in 1951 and she worked at Tombstone Pizza Corp. for 21 years retiring in 1989. She enjoyed gardening, canning, bingo, trips to the casino & spending time with her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jean Frahmann of Milwaukee & Larry (Flo) Frahmann of Cottage Grove, WI

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 - Chastity Stanilla of Deerfield, WI, Jesse & Joe Frahmann both of Cottage Grove, WI GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Alexia, Wesley, Kenna & Tanner 

Sister-in-law: Elaine Frahmann of Waukesha; Brother-in-law: Melton (Carol) Frahmann of Clearwater Beach, FL

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Alvin Nadler; Sister – Mabel Rudolph
Brothers-in-law: George & Everett Frahmann; Sister-in-law: Arlene Maldonis

DECEASED FATHER: Emil F. Nadler DECEASED MOTHER: Norma R. (Dittman) Nadler

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Jesse & Joe Frahmann

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces and nephews
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Bonnie J. Bergmann


  Bonnie J. Bergmann, 73, of Medford, passed away Friday February 1, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday February 5, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Pastor Steve Rutter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stetsonville Public Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday night at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 4:00-8:00 PM, and also Tuesday morning at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
  Bonnie was born December 11, 1945 in Medford to Albert and Vernice Paul. She is a 1964 graduate of Medford Sr. High. She married Galen F. Bergmann on December 12, 1964 in Dorchester. Galen survives.
  She is further survived by Children: Brenda Bergmann-Henrichs of Medford, Brian (Ann) Bergmann ofBrooklyn Park, MN, Grandchildren: Nicole (Kyle) Gebert, Courtney Henrichs, Parker Henrichs all of Medford, Lauren and Alex Bergmann of Brooklyn Park, MN, Great Grandchildren: Matthew, Easton and Citori Gebert all of Medford. Brother Robert (Marion) Paul of Abbotsford, Sister Dorothy Grinker of Dorchester, Sister in Law Joan Paul of Colby and loved by many nieces and nephews.
  She is preceded in death by her Parents, and 3 brothers: Kenneth, William and Eugene Paul, sister-in-law June Paul, and brother-in-law Robert Grinker.

  Bonnie worked for Weyerhauser in Marshfield as a factory employee from 1969-1979. She and Galen then owned the Why Go By Bar in Goodrich from 1979-2001.

  She enjoyed traveling, ceramics, scrapbooks, baking, embroidery, reading, and camping. She will especially be remembered for her wonderful cookies. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren called her “grandma cookie” as they always looked forward to her home baked cookies for every season. She loved all animals, especially dogs and goats. She loved and cherished her family.
  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford and was a member of the Taylor County Tavern League from 1979-2001.
  Bonnie met her beloved husband Galen at the Stetsonville firemen’s picnic dance. They got engaged on October 12, 1963 and were married December 12, 1964. They were married for 54 years and each time anyone asked Galen how long he was married, he would reply with the number of years and then add, “She is the best thing that ever happened to me”.
  Since Bonnie’s diagnosis with ALS in April 2018 we are forever grateful for the amazing team of caregivers that poured tireless love, humor and joy into taking care of Bonnie. Family friend Jim Stark, the amazing “ladies” Kim Nuenfeldt, Debbie Sherman, Wendy Geiger, Donna Perkins and Jenny Peterson, and the outstanding staff of Hope Hospice.
  As we journeyed through the difficult diagnosis of ALS, we were able to benefit from the generous grant donations of ALS Wisconsin Chapter. We would love to “pay it forward” with donations in honor of Bonnie to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, 333 N Mayfair Road Suite 104, Wauwatosa, Wi 53222.

  Bonnie also had a soft spot in her heart for her animals. Memorials to Taylor County Humane
Society would honor Bonnie’s memory as well.
  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online
condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Robert B. Fronk


  Robert B. Fronk, 75, of Medford, Town of Little Black, passed away at his home on Friday February 1, 2019.
  Robert was born February 1, 1944 in Harvey, ND to Frank and Kathryn (Schneider) Fronk, and is the youngest of 15 children. He is a graduate of Harvey High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962, and was stationed in Fort Fill in Oklahoma and served in the Field Artillery Regiment. On September 18, 1965 he married Mary Emmer in Medford, WI. Mary survives.
  He is further survived by 4 sons: Robert (Paula) of Holcombe, John of Medford, Thomas (Stacy) of Withee and Chad (Misty) of Medford, Grandchildren: Carli, Chase, Cassidy, Emma, Sutton, Marissa and Bryn, 4 Siblings and many Nieces and Nephews. 
  He is preceded in death by his Parents and 10 Siblings.
Robert worked as a meat processor for Tombstone Pizza for 17 years. He enjoyed all sorts of sports especially golfing, hunting and softball. Robert had a passion for his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved attending their sporting events to cheer them on. He never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to people and making new acquaintances. Robert loved his country, and was very patriotic.
  He was a member of Center City Church in Marshfield and served as a greeter there.
Per Roberts wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held.
  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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