Geraldine A. Raab, 85, Township of Catawba, died on Saturday, May 18th at the Memorial Health Care Center, Medford, after a short illness. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, with Pastor Thomas Reiff officiating. Inurnment will be in the Catawba Cemetary at a later date. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.
Geraldine was born on March 19th, 1928 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Alvin and Catherine (Gillick) Nelson. She spent her early life and schooling in Milwaukee. She then was employed at Woolworth's Department Store in Milwaukee until the time of her marriage to William "Bill" Raab on June 19th, 1948, in Catawba. He preceded her in death on July 17th, 1997. After their marriage they made their home in Catawba where she helped operate a dairy farm with her husband. They raised seven children in Catawba. She made her home with her daughter Yvette (Jim) Lewis on the family farm after the death of her husband.
In her free time, Geraldine enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Prentice Bowling League for many years. She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, pitching horseshoes, cooking, playing cards, and spending time with her pet chihuahua, "Tigger".
Survivors include her seven children, numerous grand and great grandchildren, one brother, Jim (Judy) Nelson, Hawkins, by one sister Marion (Rudy) Haubert, Catawba, and by special friends Mike and Carol, Keith and Vickie, Carrie and Albert and Tom.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, William.
Floyd Emmerich, 80, died on Sunday, May 19th at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Military rites conducted by Klossner-Dietzler American Legion Post of Medford. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. to time of services at the church. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Molitor Cemetary in the township of Molitor.
Floyd Emmercih was born on November 29th, 1932 in Medford to the late Clarence and Ellen Emmerich. He graduated from Medford High School. On August 24th, 1957, he married Mary Deml at Holy Rosary Catholic. Floyd entered the Army in 1952 and was on active duty during the Korean War until his discharge in 1954.
Floyd worked as a trucker before his employment at Weather Shield as a machinist. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, collecting John Deere Tractors and Antiques, and recently enjoyed a Honors Flight veterans trip to Washington, D.C.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Emmerich. Three sons and three daughters in law...Michael and Shirley Emmerich, David and Melissa Emmerich and Patrick and Janet Emmerich. Five grandchildren...Heide, Alissa, Samuel, Lucas and Marissa. His brother and sister in law....Larry and Elizabeth Emmerich.
Myron “Mike” R. Brecke, age 82, of Curtiss passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. The Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate. Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss. A time of Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, May 20 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers: DJ and Myron Patterson, Patrick and Phillip Gumz, Chris Brecke and Shayne Hanson.
Mike was born on March 19, 1931 in Stetsonville, the son of William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke. He attended Pleasant Valley School. On March 2, 1957, Mike was united in marriage to Sharon Ione Johnson in Stetsonville. Together they farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for 31 years. He also worked for the Medford Co-op, Abbyland Pork Plant and the Clark County Commission on Aging delivering “Meals on Wheels”, retiring in 2011.
Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors, building things, talking and getting to know other people, bowling in leagues and spending time with his family. He also served on numerous boards, including Taylor County Electric and the Farmers Union Milk Marketing Board. Mike also was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, serving as its president and was a member of the Curtiss Lions Club.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sharon; his children: Mark (Peggy), Denise and Karen all of Stetsonville, Juleen (Greg) of Abbotsford and Melissa (Chad) of Withee. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, twin-sister, Myrtle (Howard) Bedroske, sisters, Audrey Vircks, Annabelle Holme, Gladys (Emil) Paur and Elva (Norman) Larson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Vernon (Betty); sister, Stella; two brothers-in-law, Hal Holmes and Willard Vircks and a step-grandson, Louis Voigt.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com
FREDERICK“FRED” W. BUCKI AGE: 75
ADDRESS: Orland Park, IL
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, May 17 at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL where he was a patient for the past 6 days
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 AM Thursday May 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake
OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements
INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team
VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, May 22 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 23
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1937 at Chicago, IL
EDUCATION: Chicago public schools
MARRIAGE: May 27, 1955 at Geneva, IL to Carol Dubuque and she survives
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. After the service, he worked as a diesel mechanic and did auto body work in the Chicago area for a period of time. He retired from International Harvester in Chicago after many years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique tractors and spending time on his computer. He also enjoyed spending the summer months at their summer residence in Rib Lake.
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Bucki of Orland Park, IL
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters – Debbie (Jeff) James of Darien, IL, Denise (Mark) Elworthy of Tinley Park, IL, Donna (Charles Jr.) Bernhardt of Sandwich, IL
CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Great Grandchildren: Aubrey March Miller & Jaxon Scott Miller
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Linda (Dennis) Houston of Rib Lake
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – James & Frank Bucki
DECEASED FATHER: Frank Bucki DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Wilhelms
PALLBEARERS: Jeff Heiser, Zachary & David Bernhardt, Matthew Miller, Steven Stanula, Danny Johnson
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association
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