WKEB Obituaries Blog

Earl R. Schiszik

 

Earl R. Schiszik, age 97, of Curtiss passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at The Waterford Assisted Living in Colby under the tender care of the dedicated staff from Heartland Hospice.

 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss with Rev. Ken Schmidt officiating. Following the service, Earl will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in rural Curtiss with full military honors. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Saturday from 9AM until time of service. The honor of pallbearer belongs to his grandsons: Mike Schiszik, Ryan Schiszik, Kris Schiszik, Ryan Griepentrog, Craig Kallenbach, and dear friend, Randy Kaiser.

 

Earl was born on August 17, 1924 in Curtiss, WI, the son of Felix and Ida (Borgemoen) Schiszik. He graduated from Owen High School and later obtaining his certificate in welding. He was inducted into the United States Army in November of 1944 during World War II serving his country in the 27th Infantry Division, “G” Company. until his honorable discharge. After re-enlisting in the U.S. Army, Earl was stationed overseas during Occupied Japan Operations assigned to a Military Police Unit. Once again, he was honorably discharged from the Army in April 1946.

 

On June 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Iris Johnson at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Curtiss. Sadly, she passed away June 27, 2018. Together Earl and his wife Iris had been married for 68 years. Earl and Iris enjoyed farming with their children near Curtiss for over 20 years, after which he worked at several manufacturing facilities until his retirement.

 

He was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church also serving as caretaker and sexton for St. Paul’s Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery. He also served as clerk and treasurer for the Township of Hoard.

 

His hobbies included tending to his garden; creating intricate pieces with his woodworking and going camping with his wife all across this country. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and games. Earl was always willing to help those in need, whether it was family or stranger, it didn’t matter, to Earl it was just the right thing to do.

 

Earl is survived by three children: Victor (Jane) Schiszik of Medford, James (Sharon) Schiszik of Spencer and Janine Schiszik of Winston-Salem, NC; seven grandchildren: Kris (Marsha) Schiszik, Kayda (Travis) Hawker, Kelly (Craig) Kallenbach, Michael (Heidi) Schiszik, Ryan (Gayle) Schiszik, Ryan  (DeAnn) Griepentrog, Amber (Marc Pope) Nikolay and Ben (Tina) Nikolay and 14 great-grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Ida Schiszik; his wife, Iris; one grandson, Corey; one great-grandson, Jacob and his brothers, Raymond, Allen, Norman, Lynal, DeLos and Victor in infancy.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Earl’s name can be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss.

 

The family of Earl Schiszik extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Heartland Hospice and The Waterford for the compassion and care shown to their father and grandfather. It is greatly appreciated.

 

Earl’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

Elaine A. Gumz

 

Elaine A. Gumz, age 82, of Colby, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at The Waterford in Colby with her family by her side.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford at 11 AM. Pastor Don Bruce will officiate. Visitation will be 9-11 AM at the church on Tuesday. Interment will follow at the Dorchester Cemetery. Live stream will be available for those unable to attend on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website. Pallbearers will be Dustin Gumz, Nathan Kunze, Ryan Preisinger, Tyler Kunze, Braiden Johnson and Terry Fiedler.

Elaine was born on March 1, 1939 to Henry and Frieda (Weinke) Peter. Elaine married Leonard Gumz at United Church of Christ in Dorchester on August 3, 1957. After marriage, they resided in Marshfield for a couple of years, where she worked at a bakery. They then bought a farm in 1961 and that’s where they raised their three children, however her love for baking remained- making her famous filled donuts and decorated cakes for all the family occasions.

She also loved the outdoors, including having numerous flower beds and a big garden. She took pride in her beautiful yard. She also enjoyed traveling, casino trips, shopping, playing cards, and always had a puzzle on the table. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

She is lovingly survived by her children; Duwayne (Susan) Gumz of Colby, Bryan (Rita) Gumz of Medford, and Tammy (Philip) Kunze of Abbotsford, nine grandchildren: Wendy Johnson, Dustin (Cody) Gumz, Shari (Ryan) Preisinger, Jason Carlson, Keith Gumz, Melissa Gumz, Nathan Kunze, Tyler Kunze, and Melanie Kunze; and ten great-grandchildren: Braiden, Madalynn and Kylee Johnson; Kynley, Ashtyn, and Cameron Gumz; Remie and Croix Preisinger, Emma Kuchera and Aaron Gumz; 3 sisters-in-law: Verna Peter, Betty (Jerome) Gebert, and Dawn Gumz.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leonard (2010); a sister: Adeline (Eugene) Fiedler; a brother: Alfred Peter; brothers-in-law; Alfred (Janet) Gumz , William Gumz Jr., and Eugene (Barabara) Gumz, and a sister-in-law: Esther (Glen) Kreklau.


The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com

Raymond L. Pratt, Jr

 

Raymond L. Pratt, JR, 69 of Gilman, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Ray passed away surrounded by his loving family in the emergency room at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

 

He was born on January 28, 1952 in Massachusetts to the late Geraldine (White) and Raymond Pratt, SR. Ray grew up in Quincy, Mass. After High School he became an auto mechanic. Ray moved to Wisconsin where he met and married the love of his life Edna Patrick on April 6, 2012.

 

Ray was the first one to lend anybody a helping hand but never asked for anything in return. He was a very kind and gentle man with a smirk on his face. When you saw Ray you saw his favorite traveling companion “furbaby” Abby.

 

He is survived by his wife, Edna, three daughters, Elizabeth Pratt of Easthampton, Mass, Michelle Pratt of Halifax, Mass and Jenn Vircks from Medford, WI, 3 grandchildren, Kailey, Kaden, Kenna, Medford and his favorite traveling companion Abby. Ray is further survived by his brothers, Stan (Janet) from Quincy, Mass., Robert from Wehmouth, Mass and Richard from Rock Hill, S.C.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Ronald.

 

A memorial visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Gilman Funeral Home.

Ruth N. Gaede

 

Ruth N. Gaede, age 82, of Withee, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her home with her daughters by her side under the tender care of Hope Hospice.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. The Reverend Daniel Vang will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

Ruth was born on September 8, 1939, the daughter of Carl and Viola (Rohrssen) Zabel in Iowa. On July 11, 1954, Ruth was united in marriage to Marlowe Gaede. Ruth was a housewife and farmwife. She also cooked at various restaurants and worked in a factory in Medford. Ruth completed her education by obtaining her GED in her 60’s.

Ruth enjoyed playing cards and crocheting. Ruth loved to torment her children and joke around. She cherished her family and will greatly be missed.

Ruth is survived by her seven children: Dean (Diane) Gaede of Greenwood, Verlaine Gaede of Withee, Vernon (Linda) Gaede of Chippewa Falls, Teresa Gaede (Rick Edblom) of Withee, Karen (Brian) Murphy of Wisconsin Dells, Brian Gaede of Owen, and Valitha (Dewey) Plamann of Merrill; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren including several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother: Eugene (Irene) Zabel and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Marlowe (2019); three children: Pamela (in infancy), Darrell and Jeffrey Gaede; one grandson; Ryc and six siblings: Miriam (Alfred) Bergman, Lawrence Zabel, Rose (Harold) Blaschke, Carl Jr. (Thelma) Zabel, Florene (Elmer) Schweer, and Florence Zabel.

Vernon R. "Mick" Berger

 

Vernon R. “Mick” Berger, 94, of Medford, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

 

In respect to Mick’s wishes, a private family graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring with burial at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

 

Mick was born March 15, 1927 in Medford to Julia (Stendel) and Herman Berger. 

 

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from August 16, 1945 until his honorable discharge on August 17, 1946.  During his service, he was onboard the USS Great Grasp.  He earned the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon.

 

Mick worked as a carpenter and was a talented woodworker.  His family and friends cherish the many treasures he has made over the years.

 

Mick is survived by his sisters-in-law, Armella Berger of Medford, Mabel Berger of Bruce Crossing and brother-in-law, Joe Evsich of Bessemer, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Norma Evsich, Robert “Rusty” Berger, Donald “Kay” Berger, Marilyn Carstensen, Wallace Berger and Ruth Ann Berger, in infancy.

 

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

Joyce E. (Goessl) Grinker

 

Joyce E. (Goessl) Grinker, 77, of Stetsonville, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at her daughter’s home under the tender loving care of family and Hope Hospice.

 

A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Fr. Patrick McConnell officiating.  Spring interment will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Little Black.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 12 at the church. Masks will be required and made available.

The service will be live streamed on the Holy Rosary Parish facebook page.

 

Joyce was born November 19, 1944, on the family farm in the Town of Little Black, to Clarence and Florence (Cypher) Goessl.  Joyce married William “Bill” Grinker on September 12, 1964, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville.  Bill preceded her in death on June 16, 2013.

 

Joyce is survived by her children, Christine O’Toole of Stetsonville and Wendy Grinker of Marshfield; grandchildren Robert Fait, Nicholas (Brooke Cheek) Fait, and Amanda (Brandon Rudolph) O’Toole; siblings Charles (Judy) Goessl, Norb (Joanne) Goessl, Margaret (Frank) Bohte, Betty (Tom) Geiger, and Theresa (John) Fleischmann.  Further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son-in-law, Charles O’Toole; and sister and brother-in-law, Maryann and Delmar Lehman.

 

Joyce was a graduate of Medford High School, class of 1962.  She worked in banking in her early years near Chicago and in Milwaukee. 

 

After her marriage to Bill and the birth of their daughters, they settled in their home in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  When she returned to work, it was in the construction management field working on projects like Children’s Hospital and a variety of colleges. 

 

Later she was employed at Midwest Express Airlines as a rotables buyer, a job she truly enjoyed, sourcing parts for planes and negotiating contracts around the world.  She used to bake and decorate wedding cakes, enjoyed sewing, and oil painting.  She volunteered in Girl Scouts and Junior Miss when her daughters were involved.  Joyce was also on the Zoning Committee in Oak Creek for many years, as well as very active at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Caledonia, including parish counsel, the education committee, and annual festival events.

 

Bill and Joyce returned to the northwoods for retirement.  She loved being outdoors, especially keeping flowerbeds and gardens in order.  Together they enjoyed watching nature on their land, especially hummingbirds.

 

Joyce was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, even enjoying the masses on-line when she could no longer attend in person.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family for future designation.

 

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

Daniel J. "Dan" Handel

 

Daniel J. “Dan” Handel, 58, of Medford, passed away with heart complications on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Fr. Jayanna Kanna officiating.  Interment will be at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Monday at the church.

 

He was born on December 5, 1963 to Roger and Arlene (Danen) Handel.  Dan spent his career working for Handel Motor Company, Handel Evergreen and most recently at area manufacturing facilities.

 

Survivors include his mother, Arlene Handel of Country Gardens-Medford; his special friend, Paulette Schult of Merrill; three brothers, Doug (Sue) Handel, David (Jane) Handel and Al (Toni) Handel, all of Medford; two sisters, Karen (Brad) Dahlvig of Medford and JoAnn Handel of Aurora, IL.  He is further survived by six nieces, Ember (Dan) Shmitt of New York City, Katie (Jason) Lindemann of Oshkosh, Ellen (Travis) Dowden of West Bend, Laney (Ben) Hemer of Wauwatosa, Maxx Handel of Medford and Alexis Handel of Aurora, IL; three nephews, Quay Handel of Omaha, NE, Eric Dahlvig and Chase Handel, both of Medford.  Dan is also survived by two great-nephews and two great-nieces.

 

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Roger Handel and a niece, Franny Handel.

 

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

Genevieve V. Abegglen

 

Genevieve V. Abegglen, age 85 of Stetsonville passed away peacefully on Friday Jan 7, 2022 at home under the care of her daughter and son in law, Black River Industries and Aspirus Hospice Comfort and Care for the past 3 months.

 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Jan.13, 2022, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Fr. Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery II in Medford.   Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 Noon. Pallbearers are Kayla & Doug Albrecht, Joshua & Nicole Brown, Jacob & Jennifer Brown,  Daniel Brown, and Katie Gjelhaug.

 

Genny was born Feb 1, 1936 the daughter of Leo and Hildegard (Ohlinger) Apfelbeck  Sr. in Colby. She attended St Mary’s Catholic School and Colby High School. Genny moved to Chicago with her sisters at the family farm in Deer Creek.

 

She is the mother of Dawn (Paul) Klingbeil, Diane (James) Brown, Debra Abegglen (deceased). Loving grandmother of Kayla (Doug) Albrecht, Joshua (Nicole) Brown, Jacob (Jennifer) Brown, Daniel Brown and special friend Katie Gjelhaug.

 

Genny  was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville and presently of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  She was a member of Catholic Financial Life and participated in Church activities.

 

She enjoyed working for Stetsonville Centennial Hall, Medford and Colby Café, and on the family farm.

 

Genny devoutly prayed the rosary.  She treasured her time with her grandchildren.  Genny enjoyed walking, gardening, reading, writing letters, typing, the Packers, coin collecting, feeding carrots to Sparks the horse, and her beloved cat.

 

Genny is survived by her beloved husband Alvin, daughters, grandchildren, sister-in-law Carol Apfelbeck, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Hildegard Apfelbeck and siblings Francis and Carna (Johnson) Apfelbeck, Mary and Arnold Butenschoen,  Adeline and Norbert Dahlke,  Mildred and Ray Juedes, Stella and Frank Dobner,  John and Wanda Apfelbeck, Theresa and  Joseph Rindt, Monica and Earl Biter, Leo Jr (Sonny) Apfelbeck, Pearl  and Vern Nosbisch, and  Joseph Apfelbeck.

Memorial contributions may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School.

 

The Family to Genevieve would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Black River Industries and Aspirus Hospice Comfort and Care. Special thanks to Sue Olson, Sue Gehrke, and the Theresa and David Kreklau family.  The care, love, and kindness shown to Genevieve were a blessing.

 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservices. com.

Bernice C. Horacek

 

Bernice C. Horacek, age 100, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Colby. Father Michael Hayden will officiate. Interment to follow at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Live stream will be available for those unable to attend on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Bernice was born on September 11, 1921, the daughter of Frank and Alma (Denzin) Zahorka in the Town of Holton. She attended Wright School in the Town of Holton. Bernice was united in marriage to Albert Horacek on August 26, 1941 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1987.

 

Bernice started working at the age of 15 at the Milan Post Office. After her marriage to Albert, they farmed in the Town of Holton. After selling the farm, they moved to Abbotsford. Bernice also worked at the Colby Nursing Home for 17 years. She also was a drummer in a polka band with her husband and her daughter, Kathy.

 

Bernice is survived by her three children: Kathy (Marvin) Skrzypcak of Edgar, Jerry (Bonita) Horacek of Abbotsford and Diane Horacek of Abbotsford; ten grandchildren: Lori (Dale) Krause, Mark (Annette) Skrzypcak, Terri (Trent) Schelvan, Scott Skrzypcak, Dawn (Kevin) Joachim, Sherri (Mike) Tanner, Tammy (Dave) Kohler, Jim (Meridith) Horacek, Jeff Horacek and Justin Horacek; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers: Art and Ervin Zahorka and a sister, Anna Haderlein.

 

Paul "Baldy" L. Metz

 

Paul “Baldy” L. Metz, 77, of Medford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

 

Paul was born in Medford on April 14, 1944 to Charles and Beulah (White) Metz. He attended Little Black Grade School and graduated from Medford High School in 1962. He served in the Army as military police from May 20, 1965 until May 24, 1971 and was awarded the Good Conduct and National Service Medals. He married Marjorie Nuernberger on July 20, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on December 16, 2014. After his service, Paul worked for D.L. Gasser Construction.  He then worked for American Asphalt for many years, until his retirement.

 

Paul’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching, mowing lawn, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, bowling, and attending Green Bay Packers games. He was a private and humble man who was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends.

 

Paul is survived by his children, Timothy (Dianne) Metz of Sun Prairie, Brenda Metz of Mosinee, and Julie Metz of Marshfield; grandchildren, Ethan & Peyton Metz and Parker & Megan Navarre; special friend, Sharon Ellenbecker of Dorchester; siblings, Mona “Monie” (Kayo) Pope of Stetsonville, Jim (Bev) Metz of Medford, Dan “Boone” (Jeneane) Metz of Stetsonville, and Steve (Kate) Metz of Medford; sisters-in-law Linda Metz, Deb Metz, and Dee Habeck, all of Medford. Paul is further survived by his in-laws, Neal (Jean) Nuernberger of Texas, Paul (Linda) Nuernberger, Mary (Tom) Brost, and Sara Nuernberger all of Medford, Roger Paul of Hubertus, and Doris Nuernberger of Sheboygan Falls.  Along with many nieces and nephews. 

 

In addition to his parents and wife, Paul is preceded in death by his parents-in-law Elmer and Goldie Nuernberger; brothers, Chuck, Mark, and Philip “Fuzz” Metz; in-laws Ellyn Paul, David Nuernberger, and Nancy Wycliffe; and nephew Brian Metz.

 

A memorial mass for Paul will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Jayanna Kanna officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Little Black. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

 

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

Richard Lee Granstrom

 

Richard Lee Granstrom, SR died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at UW Hospital in Madison.

 

He was born on June 27, 1939 in Milwaukee the son of the late Elmer and Pearl (Freeman) Granstrom. Richard grew up south of Gilman and graduated from Thorp High. He then entered the military and served in the Army for the next 28 years. Richard fought during the Vietnam Conflict and after his time in the active military he taught classes for the government until his retirement.

 

Richard married Judy Anderson and they had three children together. Judy passed away and later Richard married Lydia Anderson on June 9, 2001. The couple retired in Gilman and he had been there since. He enjoyed restoring classic cars and trucks, going to car shows and parades. He loved his trains and planes and also he liked to camp and take his motorcycle out for a ride.

 

He is survived by his son, Wayne (Sherry) Granstrom of Apex, NC, his step daughters, Lisa (Scott) Jensen of Jump River and Sherri Meyer of Milwaukee, his grandchildren, Jeffery, Shawn, Desiree, Santara, Jake and Kelsey and one sister, Barbara (Richard) Holtz of Batesville, Arkansas.

 

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Judy and Lydia, his sons, Michael and Richie (Sept. 5, 2021) and his sisters, Arlene Granstrom and MaryAnn Skripjok.

 

A joint funeral service for Richie JR and Richard SR will be held at Noon on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery-Gilman with Military Honors by the VFW. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Debra "Debbie" K. Voelker

 

Debra “Debbie” K. Voelker, age 64, of Abbotsford, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving husband and family on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Marshfield Medical Center.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Michael Hayden will officiate. Interment to follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. Family and friends are welcome to attend the services, seating maybe limited. Live stream will be available for those unable to attend on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Debbie was born on May 25, 1957, the daughter of Norman and Agnes (Stoiber) Danen in Marshfield. She graduated from Colby High School. On September 5, 1981, Debbie was united in marriage to Steven Voelker at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. She was employed at Abbyland for the past 20 years.

 

Debbie enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and bowling with her husband in a mixed couples league. She especially enjoyed working in her flower beds at home and at the family cabin. Besides her flower beds, she enjoyed collecting metal art for her gardens. Debbie loved the weekend getaways and time with her sisters. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Steven; four daughters: Jennifer Danen of Park Falls, Jessica (Jose) Lara of Colby, Julie Linzmaier of Marshfield and Janelle Voelker (fiancé, Guadalupe Espino) of Abbotsford; six grandchildren: MaKayla, Carlos, Martin, Alex, Bailey and Morgan. She is further survived by her mother, Agnes “Aggie” Danen of Dorchester; five siblings: Diane (Tim) Ludwig of Stetsonville, Donna (Scott) Stange of Unity, Dale (Michielle) Danen of Dorchester, Denise (Brian) Dahl of Stetsonville and David (Terri) Danen of Stratford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her father, Norman and an infant brother, Daniel Gerard.

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