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Luella M. Daubert

Luella M. Daubert  1937-2023

 

Luella Marie Daubert, 85, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 10th at 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford with Pastor Ralph Shorey officiating. Visitation will be held from 9am until the time of service.

 

Luella Daubert was born on March 15, 1937 in Nekoosa, the daughter of John and Eleanor (Peterson) Zuleger.  She was raised in Medford.  Luella attended Birchwood School and Pleasant Heights School both in the Medford Area School District. She graduated from Medford Area Senior High in 1955.  She married George Daubert on September 21, 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford.  She worked for Farmers Home Administration (US government agency) from 1968 until the time of her retirement in 1992.  During her time working for FHA, George and Luella also owned the Chaparral Supper Club for a few years.  After retirement from the FHA, Luella and George then owned the Kountry Korner Bar from 1992 until the time they sold it in 2000.  Finally retiring!

 

Over the years, Luella enjoyed many things.  She especially liked gardening, gambling at the casino and working on the Peterson Reunion planning and book.  Luella, with her husband George took pride in their old cars and going to car shows and on old car rides.  Luella enjoyed going to baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball games that her great grandkids played.  She loved watching them and also became “Grandma” to many others.  She traveled near and far to be at as many games as she could.  She will be missed in the stands, but now has the best seat in the house with George for each and every game.

 

Luella is survived by a daughter, Tami (Jeff) Kallenbach; a grandson Judd (Brenda) Hraby; and 3 great-grandchildren Tanner, Rylee, and Laney Hraby all of Medford.  Also survived by a sister, Dixie Noland of Medford, three sister-in-laws, Ruth Zuleger, Sandy Kummer, and Bev Zuleger all of Medford, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Luella also was a godmother to five godchildren (Kevin Neumueller, Kris Anderson, Laura Peterson, Mark Willner, and Jason Zuleger).

 

Luella was preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents, four brothers and sisters (Dene, Dick, Jack and Tilly) and two nephews (Kelly and David).

 

Money given in Luella’s name will be put towards the Medford Baseball Booster Club for future projects to the High School Baseball field.

 

Diane L. Knorn

 

Diane Louise Knorn, 44, of Medford, died Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Aspirus Hospital, Medford after a two year battle with cancer.

 

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  Burial will be in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

 

Diane was born October 1, 1978 in Marshfield to Daniel and Dianne (Dehne) Knorn.  She graduated from Medford High School in 1997.

 

Following high school, Diane worked at Black River Industries, and most recently was working at Arby’s in Medford.  She enjoyed writing and wrote many short stories; anime; and dragons.

 

She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Dianne of Canon City, CO; sisters, Shirley Knorn of Medford, Loni Williams of Canon City, CO; nieces and nephews, Maria, Dawn, Alexander, Kandace, Destiny, Lauren (Tanner) and Elijah; great-nephew, Oliver, and great-niece, Esmerelda.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Camby O. Berry

 

Camby Otto Berry, 72, of 218624 Timber River Trail, Wausau, formerly of the town of Holway, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

 

A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Holway Town Hall. 

 

Camby was born May 23, 1950 in Medford to Otto and Louise (Nuernberger) Berry.  He graduated from Medford High School in 1968. 

 

Following high school, Camby worked at the local cheese factory and hauled milk until starting a dairy farm of his own. 

 

On August 13, 1983, he married Ginger (Schopfer) Marcott . They farmed in the town of Holway until he was no longer able, and he retired.

 

Camby enjoyed participating in tractor pulls and earned several trophies over the years.  He was highly skilled at fixing everything from farm machinery to household gadgets and was always looking for ways to improve them. Both Camby and Ginger enjoyed country music, of which they attended many local fairs and festivals to listen to famous artists.  They also enjoyed some of their free time going fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Survivors include his wife, Ginger of Wausau; four children, Jini (Dean) Ruplinger of Mosinee, Patti Bloch of Wausau, Steven Marcott of Marshfield, Kelly Marcott of Weston; siblings, Ralph (Darlene) Berry of Curtiss, Jean (Ralph) Pitzke of Stetsonville, Lori Berry of Weston; grandchildren, Nikki Marcott of Miami, FL, Matthew (Melissa) Dassow of Eau Claire, Krista (Chris) Reeves of OH, Onalee Marcott of CA, Hailey Bloch of Waconia, MN, Shyley Marcott of St. Louis Park, MN, Madelyn Marcott of Weston; great-grandchildren, Ariana, Raelynn, Emerson and Avery; and nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Daniel Berry.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

William A. "Bill" Heier

 

William A. “Bill” Heier, 84, of Lublin, formerly of Medford, died Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen, while under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

Bill was born June 30, 1938 in Medford to Walter and Isabelle (White) Heier.  He graduated from Medford High School in 1956. 

 

On August 13, 1960, he married Mildred Anderson at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  They resided in Medford and Bill worked at Weathershield, then Hurd Window Co., Foremost Foods and retired from Tombstone Pizza Corp.

 

Bill enjoyed playing horseshoes, pool and especially loved bowling, which he did most of his life.  One year, he took first place in Duke’s Bowling Tournament in Abbotsford, winning the top prize!  He also won the doubles in the same tournament with Richard “Red” Heier.

He was so proud of that, and Mildred was happy too, as she got all new kitchen appliances with the winnings!

 

He will be dearly missed by his wife Mildred of Lublin; four children, Tammy Heier (Mike Floyd), Chelle (Brian) Dyrcz, Dawn (Brian) Frome, all of Medford, William “Bill” (Rose) Heier of Wausau; grandchildren, Nick (Provi) Searer, Sean (Abby) Lewandowski, Evan Lewandowski, Ben Heier, Amber Heier, Jay Dyrcz (Rachel Osness), Amanda (Jesse) Clark; great-grandchildren, Lilah Heier, Jaden and Tianna Searer, Reggie Lewandowski, and one on the way; sister-in-law, Esther Heier of Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and all five siblings, Douglas, Gordon and Eugene Heier, Darlene Fenton, and Rachel Williams.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home in Medford with Fr. Jayanna Kanna officiating.

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isitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

William F. Kevilus

 

William Francis Kevilus, age 71, of Abbotsford, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023, at Vita Care Living in Abbotsford.

 

A Visitation will be held at 4:00– 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.

 

William was born on November 21, 1951, the son of Bernard and Betty (Thomaschefsky) Kevilus in Argonne, Wisconsin.

 

William was a self employed logger, truck driver and horse trader. He enjoyed driving his truck with his dog BJ, spending time with his grandkids, watching westerns, going out to eat, horse sales, Caroline trail ride, watching his horses and great times with family and friends.

 

William is survived by his three daughters: Josey (Nahun) Kevilus, Rhonda Kevilus and Trisha (Rafa) Aguilera and a son, Tyler Schneider; eight grandchildren: Billie, Ezra, Adalee, Reyna, Julian, Jayden, Rafael and Nevaeh. He is further survived by his siblings: James Kevilus of Wausau, WI, Ronald (Anita) Kevilus of Argonne, WI and Donna (Rick) Dachelet, Argonne, WI

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Diane; as well as a brother Gary.

 

Louis J. Mortenson III

 

Louis J. Mortenson III, 78, of Medford passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Aspirus Hospital Medford.

 

A Funeral Mass for Louis will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

 

Louis graduated in 1962 from Wausau High School. After graduation, and after the hay was taken care of for the season, Louis enlisted in the US Navy on a three-year contract at the age of 17. On the U.S.S Springfield, he visited all the major ports of the Mediterranean, as well as some less well-known cities. During this time, he skied in the Alps, and saw the Rolling Stones, before they were popular. As the ship was upgraded to contain guided missiles, Louis received further training as a Missile Technician in Norfolk Virginia.

 

Following his military service, he hitchhiked back home to Wisconsin.  He studied through a program at the Control Data Corporation in the Highland Park area of St. Paul, working on computers to rival IBM. He traveled to Sitka Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington State while logging for the Weyerhaeuser Logging Company.

 

He returned home to the Wausau farm to take care of his father.  Later, he would have two boys and move to Medford WI, taking care of his parents while farming and logging. He would later remarry to Nora Mortenson.

 

Louis loved his family, fishing, hunting, the outdoors, woodworking, and playing cards with friends. He had a caring heart and patience that was unmatched, always willing to offer help to anyone around him.  He was truly loved by his friends and family.

 

Louis is survived by his wife, Nora Mortenson; his first wife, Carla and their children, Louis (Chris) Mortenson 4th of Bruce and Wayne Mortenson of Rice Lake; grandchildren, Louis 5th, Alexia, Isaac, and Matthew; siblings, Ronald Mortenson, Charles “Chuck” Mortenson, Joan Streeter, Lois (Cary) Cole, Clark (Barb) Mortensen, Rita (Paul) Hawes; adopted daughter HoneyLiz and granddaughter Zoey Frischmann. Louis is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

 

Louis is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clark's two sons, Jesse and Adam, brother, Ronald's daughter and sons, Kathy, Little Ron and Timothy Ronald Jr. and Timothy

 

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

Janalee I. Gustafson

 

Janalee Ione Gustafson, age 82, of Colby passed away on January 21, 2023 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, after complications of heart surgery.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the First United Church of Christ in Colby. Reverend Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at church. Interment will be in the spring at Colby Memorial Cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Janalee was born to Melvin C. & Madelyn D. (Witte) Duvall on November 2, 1940. She attended Colby High School and after high school, she was united in marriage to Franklin Gustafson on February 28,1959. She worked as a waitress, and also served in the lunch room at school for several years. Her and Franklin then purchased a farm east of Colby. When they retired they built a home near Cherokee, where they resided until the time of her death.

 

Janalee enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Her garden was always large enough to feed the entire family. She also helped her daughter with her craft shows and her grandson with his estate sales. If she could she would also sneak in a garage sale here and there. Janalee will be always remembered for her care packages, and keeping everyone well fed. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

 

She will be deeply missed by her husband; Franklin, daughter; Denise (Kevin) Boyer, her son; Dale (Julie) Gustafson, her grandchildren; Travis (Nicole) Boyer, Kyle (LeAnna) Boyer, Brittany (Mitch) Mews, Mitchell Gustafson, and Malcom (Tabbitha) Gustafson. Great Grandchildren; Brayden Boyer, Brezlyn Boyer, Bryleigh Boyer, Ajay Mews, Shay Mews, Kye Mews. Madilyn Gustafson, and Eleanor Gustafson. She is further survived by a brother; Lyle (Beverly) Duvall and a sister in law; Carol Duvall.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; Melvin and Madelyn Duvall and a brother; Alan Duvall.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Janalee’s name may be given to the First United Church of Christ in Colby.

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

Janet L. Polacek

 

Janet Lynn Polacek, 75, of Rib Lake was called to her heavenly home on January 22, 2023.

 

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 28 at St John Lutheran Church in Rib Lake.  Her memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.  Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake.

 

Janet was born April 12, 1947 in Pontiac, Illinois but grew up in Rib Lake.  She attended Rib Lake schools where she met the love of her life, Doug, in high school.  They were married September 19, 1964.  Doug and Janet moved to Chicago for several years and started a family.  They moved back to Rib Lake to raise Lynn and later had Doug Jr.  Janet was a working mother.  She worked at the Little Bohemia, the nursing home and at Gem products in Rib Lake.  She also worked at Tombstone pizza until retiring in 2004.

 

Janet was a wonderful wife and mother who was also well loved by so many friends both young and old.  She faithfully served in St John’s Church for over 50 years.  She was devoted to her family as a wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother.  Janet bowled with friends, danced, travelled, and socialized.  She also enjoyed quiet time reading and watching many HGTV shows.  Janet was all this and more.  She was the classy life of the party. Her smile and fun-loving personality lit up the room and made friends for life wherever she went.  She looked forward to Monday night coffee with her siblings every week for the last 20 years.  Janet was never late because the last person would usually get talked about. On Fridays, she enjoyed coffee with her in-laws to catch up on the latest family updates (aka gossip). There was always a smile on her face when someone was at her door and her signature laugh couldn’t help but make you laugh along with her.  Janet loved the ocean even though she wouldn’t go in for fear of sharks.  She loved the sound of the surf as she walked along the beach with Doug.  Janet was a lifetime fashionista and was well versed in pop culture and movies; she was cool without trying.  She was also outspoken about her dislike of cooking even though she was a great cook. Janet loved cleaning and prided herself in having a clean and welcoming home. 

 

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Dorothy.  She is survived by husband, Doug; daughter, Lynn (Justin); son, Douglas (Mani); siblings, Darlene (Dave), Bev (Corky), Mary, Mike, Jean, and Joe; grandchildren Bri, Shane (Kaleigh), Ryan, Trey, Jonathan, and Luke.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred for later designation.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Gregory P. 'Chicken" Schalinske

 

Gregory P. “Chicken” Schalinske, 62, of Medford, died Thursday, January 12, 2023 at his home.

 

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023 at B&S Bar & Catering, W4782 Hwy 64, Medford.

 

Greg was born April 18, 1960 in Mayville to Jerome and Mary Ann (Kiefer) Schalinske.  He grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1978.

 

Following high school, Greg worked at Don’s Screen Ship until he became a truck driver.  He drove truck for J. Bauer Trucking, then Nestle and finally Commercial Recycling until his retirement in 2022.

 

Greg will be remembered for being a fun loving, happy person. His positivity was contagious and was a quality that allowed him to make friends easily. People just liked being around him.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, no matter the occasion.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Because Greg didn’t have children of his own, he spent time with his nieces and nephews, telling stories and teaching them about his favorite pastimes.

 

He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Schalinske of Ladysmith; siblings, Jean (Majid) Ghadiri of Chicago, IL, Steven (Connie) Schalinske, and Kathryn Flohr, all of Ladysmith; nieces and nephews Jennifer (James), Katie (Breyen), Jacquie (Mitch), Sara (Drew), Mona (Beth), Misha (Karen), Seth, and Connor.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Schalinske; his brother-in-law, Dave Flohr; and brother, James Schalinske.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Bernice Roder

 

Bernice Roder, age 88, of Rib Lake, passed away on January 18, 2023, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Dycora Transitional Health and Hope Hospice.

 

A memorial service for Bernice will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, with Pastor Daniel Iwinski officiating. Visitation will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

 

Bernice was born on March 5, 1934 to Julius and Martha (Rusch) Gilge in Rib Lake. She was the youngest of eleven children. She attended Fawn Valley Grade School and graduated from Rib Lake High School. Bernice married Conrad Roder on September 13, 1952 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Rib Lake.

 

Bernice and Conrad owned and operated their dairy farm for 50 years. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, gardening, loved picking berries and she made the best apple pie.

 

Bernice is survived by her children, Diane (Jay) Nelson of Osceola, David (Betty) Roder of Rib Lake, Dawn (Rick) Jensen of Medford, Debbi (Tom Marschke) Roder of Medford, and Kelly (Kevin) Holzl of Rib Lake; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

 

Bernice is preceded in death by her husband, Conrad; her parents, nine brothers, one sister, and her granddaughter, Meagan Rohland

 

Bernice’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the management and staff at Dycora Transitional Health and Hope Hospice for their care, kindness, and love shown to Bernice during her stay there.

 

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

Vernon "Vern" H. Helland, Jr

 

Vernon “Vern” H. Helland, Jr., age 62, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

 

Vern was born on November 15, 1960, the son of Vernon and Beverly (Pahl) Helland, Sr. in Chippewa Falls. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Davis in 1980 and they later divorced. On September 15, 2007, Vern was united in marriage to Kimberli Christofoli in Shakopee, MN.

 

Vern worked for Walter Brothers in Holcombe and the past ten years was working at Colby Metal. He loved fishing, especially for walleye and musky, hunting, golfing, camping, gardening and woodworking. Vern also loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

Vern is survived by his wife, Kimberli; three sons: Craig (Alison) Helland of Chippewa Falls, Adam Helland of Chippewa Falls and Kody (Nikki) Helland of Osceola; two step-sons: Shaun (Sarah) Faber of Londonderry, NH and Brent (Karie) Faber of Medford; ten grandchildren: Gio, Skylar, Trent, Cade, Austin, Gatlin, Evan, Harper, Aubrey, and Tessa. He is further survived by his sister, Brenda (Tim) Walters of Cornell; nieces, nephews, great-niece, great-nephew and great-great-niece; pother relatives and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

Vern’s family would like to thank the staff at CTU at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, especially, Renae and Dr. Reinhart and team.

 

Gordon G. Mathews

 

On Monday, January 9, at 11:51 pm Gordon George Mathews, loving husband and father, passed away at age 82 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Weston. Gordon slipped into eternal slumber surrounded by family and his loving wife of 61 years. His devotion to family and firm belief in God supported him during his illness and ultimately gave him peace.  He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate that he is at peace with his creator.

 

Gordon “Gordy” was born on August 8, 1940 to George and Irene (Turvey) Mathews where he grew up in the Little Black Township. Gordon was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran in Stetsonville, later transferring to Immanuel Lutheran in Medford as it was closer to home. He attended Medford Area Schools graduating with the class of 1958.

 

September 16, 1961, Gordon married Jane Krug at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. They would go on to be blessed with six children, 14 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Family was important to Gordy, and he took every opportunity to let his children know how much he loved them and how proud he was of them. At family functions you would often see Gordy looking around the room with love and pride at the kids playing, people yelling at the game on the TV, as well as the other chaos that comes with a large family. Along with spending time with his family, Gordy enjoyed watching sports on TV and teasing his wife about her Hallmark shows.

 

“Work, Work, Work” was Gordy’s mantra and up until his health forced his retirement, he did just that. The family farm was always a large part of his life. He also worked in the slaughterhouse, drove cattle to the stockyards and was co-owner of Mathews Implement.

 

Gordon is survived by his wife, Jane; children Wendy (Bryan) DeLucia of Kronenwetter, Lisa (Rod) Kolecheck of Marshfield, Cindy (Mark) Griesbach of Black Earth, Kim (Scott) Lewandowski of Eagle River, Harold (Crystal) Mathews of Medford, Sherry (Damon) Brandner of Medford, Grandchildren Ashley and Brandan Raasch, Ian Niles, Andy Neubauer, Kyle and Samii Kolecheck, Nathan, Logan and Carley Griesbach, McKenzie Lewandowski, Veronica and Isabelle Mathews, Bailey and Riley Brandner and two great grandchildren, Alexandria Cabe and Rileah Newberry. Siblings; Betty Osterby of Indianapolis, IN, Louella (Martin) Dowden of Menomonie Falls, WI, Sylvia (“Ed” William) Gardner of  Mukwonago, George (Sue) Mathews of Medford, and Carole Mathews of Fishers, IN.

 

Gordon was proceeded in death by his parents, George and Irene, as well as two brothers, Lynn and Harold.

 

Visitation 9am-11am. 11:15am Funeral service with meal and celebration of life to follow, held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 420 Lincoln Street, Medford on Saturday, January 28. Pastor David Spaude will officiate the service. 

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Ellen "LaNae" Werner

 

Ellen “LaNae” Werner, 94 of Medford, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Country Gardens, under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

A funeral service for LaNae will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Community United Church of Christ, with Pastor Teri Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery 2. Visitation will take place at Community United Church of Christ on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

 

LaNae was born on October 19, 1928 to Martin and Anna (Pope) Brecke in Dorchester. She graduated from Dorchester High School. LaNae continued her education at Taylor County Normal School. She married William Werner Sr. on February 28, 1948 at the family farm in Dorchester; he precedes her in death.

 

LaNae was a homemaker for 8 children. She was a skilled gardener and quilter. She was a member of the Medford School Board 1971 - 1983. She was also active in the PTA, cub scouts and boy scouts, and the CUCC Women’s Guild and Candlelight Circle.

 

LaNae is survived by her children, William (Diana) Werner Jr. of Abbotsford, Robert (Kristine) Werner of Madison, Barry (Jane) Werner of Medford, Becky (Ted) Hans of Niskayuna, NY, Bonnie (Guy) Masuda of Newbury Park, CA, Bryon Werner of Medford, Bruce (Bonnie) Werner of New Richmond, and Beth (Jeff) Abegglen of Stetsonville; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. LaNae is further survived by other family and friends.

 

LaNae was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Edward, Norma, Mable, Myrtle, and Mary Lou.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in LaNae's name may be given to St. Jude's Children Hospital or the UCC Candlelight Guilde.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

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