WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2023-01

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.

Larry L. Klinger


Larry Lee Klinger of Medford WI passed away Sunday November 20, 2022 at Aspirus Medford Hospital ER shortly after being taken by ambulance.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Medford VFW post 5729 from 1 –  5PM Saturday January 21, 2023.


Larry was born to Steven and Patricia (Motte) Klinger August 17, 1975 in Medford.


He married Kelli Bacholl July 21, 2004 and had two children. They were later divorced.


Larry worked at Marathon Cheese, County Market and had other part time jobs.


Larry loved to tell jokes and play pranks or two to make everyone laugh.


Larry is survived by his Daughter Jordan Klinger (Anthony Molitor), his Son Ethan Klinger, His Father Steven Klinger (Lynn Krause), Mother Patricia Klinger ( Step father Thomas Schimon), Brother Stephen Klinger (Sherry Franciski), Nephew Austin Klinger, Niece Harper Klinger, Grandmothers R


ita Motte and Annette (Tootie) Klinger. All from Medford Wisconsin. Also many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Friends!

He was preceded in death by Grandfathers Jack Motte and Roy Klinger. Great Grandparents Ben and Francis Lange - Otto Sr. and Alma Klinger.


Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time.  Online condolences may be expressed at MWCS.WS


Roger Daleiden, Sr


Roger Daleiden Sr., 87, died surrounded by loved ones while in Hospice care in Dunedin, Florida on November 20, 2022.


Roger was born to Herman and Florence (Etzel) Daleiden on December 9, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The oldest of four children, he is survived by his favorite sister Marilyn Daleiden, Franklin, Wisconsin, and preceded in death by his two brothers, Thomas “Tom” (Rita), Sun City, Arizona, and Leonard “Lenny” (Mary) Daleiden, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.


Roger graduated from Messmer High School in 1953, and began working with Gettleman’s Brewery in Milwaukee where he met his wife, Maureen Kuckkahn. They started their family in Cudahy and later moved to Wausau where they raised five children: Roger Jr. (Mary Jane), Madison; Liza (Shane), Medford; Timothy, Wausau; Stephanie (Cindy), who preceded him in death in 2004; and Kristina (Aaron), Madison. They also mourned the loss of their infant son, Joseph, in 1971.


Along with his wife, living children, and many relatives around Wisconsin, Roger is survived by his six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and remembered by many friends across the country.


Roger was a true entrepreneur who ran numerous businesses over his lifetime. In 2003, he “retired” to Florida where he continued to build friendships and dreams, and in his words, “the only ice he needed to see was in his glass.” Roger will be remembered as an independent spirit with an incredible work ethic, who rose at dawn to enjoy walks with the family dogs before starting his day. His feisty nature belied his deep generosity, and he was never shy to buy a round of beer for friends and strangers. Those who were close to him will be comforted with memories of trips to Lake Tomahawk for picnics, swimming, and fruitless fishing, yelling at the Packers on Sundays, and trying their best to beat him at 8-ball.


Whatever Roger decided to do he did with his whole heart; winning trophies for pool, bowling, and trap shooting, with his characteristic sense of humor. In his last years he could be found reading by the beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida, checking in with family and friends, and going out for ice cream cones despite his doctors’ advice. He was a devout Catholic who attended mass regularly and always derived comfort and purpose from the Church and his faith.


Memorial services will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wausau, Wisconsin on Friday, January 20th at 10:30 a.m., with visitation for family and friends starting at 9:00 a.m.


In lieu of flowers, support small businesses and have a laugh with the ones you love.

Janet Kring Schopper


Janet Kring Schopper, 88, of Rib Lake, and recently Aspirus Country Gardens, passed away at Aspirus Medford Hospital on January 12, 2023, after a brief illness.


Janet was born at home in Lincoln County, WI, on February 14, 1934, to Lawrence and Mildred (Scheller) Johnson. She attended elementary school in Spirit Falls, and graduated in 1952 from Rib Lake High School.


Janet married James Kring on June 7, 1952, in Ogema, WI. Together they raised seven children: Jill, Bainbridge Island, WA; Kerry (Sandra), Brantwood, WI; Kim (Lynnette), Phillips, WI; Debra (Ken) Spellman, Haines City, FL; Julie (Patrick) Lord, Prentice, WI; Timothy, Port Charlotte, FL; and Lorelei, Waukesha, WI. James preceded Janet in death in 2005.


On June 23, 2007, Janet married Harold Schopper, a former Rib Lake High School classmate. They spent their summers in Rib Lake, WI, and winters in Sheffield, PA. They enjoyed 14 ½ years together until his death on December 12, 2021.


Janet was a member of the Spirit United Methodist Church, and was their state Annual Conference representative for many years. She was an occasional lay speaker in her church and in other United Methodist churches in the surrounding counties. Janet’s cousin Dorothy Dettmering introduced her to Christian clowning, and one summer the two performed during campground worship services in the Tomahawk area.


An avid reader and life-long learner, Janet obtained an associate degree in psychology from the UW-Center-Medford in 1979. She worked as a youth counselor at Lincoln Hills School and as a home health aide in Price County. She also worked in her brother’s businesses, Denny’s Restaurant and The Old Towne Mall in Tomahawk.


Janet was a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and artist. She shared her talents in her church through her music, speaking, and in creating banners for display. She enjoyed singing alto in her church and area community ecumenical choir. She was perhaps best known for her oil paintings, selling hundreds of commissioned landscapes and portraits.


Janet is survived by her seven children, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (two more expected in February and March); her brothers Gordon (Lillian) Johnson, Appleton, WI; Dennis Johnson, New Richmond, WI; and Kenneth (Theresa) Johnson, Ogema, WI; brothers-in-law Douglas Kring and Eugene Schopper; stepdaughters Lori Schopper and Susan Lewis. She is further survived by her “little sister-cousin” Laurie Barnes, and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Janet was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one brother Eugene, and one granddaughter.


The family is planning a memorial service to take place in the spring.


anet’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the management and staff at Country Garden Assisted Living in Medford, for their care, kindness and love shown to Janet during her stay there.


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

Kathleen M. Schupp


Kathleen Mary Neuman Schupp age 60, of Stetsonville passed away on Friday Dec 16 2022, at the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire.


Kathleen (Kathy) was born July 4, 1962 in Naples Texas to James and Ruby Neuman. Kathy graduated from Medford Senior High School.


She then worked at Hurd Millworks and other various jobs. Kathy met and then married the love of her life Joseph Schupp whom preceded her in death 2020.


Kathy enjoyed golfing, 4wheeling, watching softball games and spending time with family and friends.


Kathy is survived by her 4 siblings Jeff Neuman (Becky Becker), Judy Underwood (Warren), Janice Messman, and Mike Neuman (Marnie). Kathy ais also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.


Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers James Jr. and David and a brother in law Gary and niece Megan Neuman.


There will be no services as this was Kathleen’s request.  A celebration of life will be held at a later a date.

Sandra "Sandy" J. Kralcik


Sandra “Sandy” Jean Kralcik, age 72 of Athens, died peacefully at her home early Friday morning January 13, 2023. A time of visitation will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.


Sandra was born December 6, 1950 in Marshfield, the daughter of Theodore and Sophia (Baldys) Kleparski.


Sandy was united in marriage to Richard Kralcik on November 8, 1969 at St Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard on November 12, 2011.


Sandy worked at Tombstone for 29 years.


Sandy had many interests which included working in her flower gardens, watching the birds at her feeders, painting, coloring and spoiling her cat. She also volunteered with Rich for the EAA Fly In at Oshkosh for 18 years.


She is lovingly survived by her son, Theodore “Ted” (Angie) Kralcik, Athens and daughter, Jodi (Travis) Wichlacz, Merrill, as well as four grandchildren, Devin, Logan, Chelsea and Jeremiah and a great grandchild, Kaladin. Her brothers, Jim (Lucille) Kleparski, Marathon, and Nick (Eunice) Kleparski, Colby. Brother in law, LeRoy (Holly) Kralcik, Colby and sister in law, Jean (Jerry) Blinker, Athens further survives Sandy.


She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard.


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





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