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Dale B. Kraegenbrink




AGE: 50


ADDRESS: 7075 Gad Road Medford Town of Bern Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:05 P.M. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford


OFFICIATING: Pastor Bruce Jahnke


INTERMENT: Athens Cemetery in Athens


VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 26, 1963 in Marshfield


EDUCATION: Dale attended Medford Area Schools


MARRIAGE: July 6, 1996 in Ogema to Nancy N. Larson


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, Dale worked in Maryland and West Virginia laying fiber optic cable for a couple of years. He then worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 22+ years. He was then a stay at home Dad. Dale loved music, where he played numerous instruments and also taught his boys. He enjoyed camping and boating.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Nancy N. Kraegenbrink of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Austin, Alex and Braeden Kraegenbrink all at home


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John (Barbara) Kraegenbrink of Silver Bay, MN, Kath (Steve) Tietz of Wausau, Pam (George) Welbes of Athens, Deb (Carl) Langston of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tim (Kathy) Kraegenbrink of Stetsonville, Dan (Brenda) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Tom (Patti) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Don (Connie) Kraegenbrink of Ogema and Steve (Teri) Kraegenbrink of Medford


DECEASED FATHER: Merlin P. Kraegenbrink


DECEASED MOTHER: Ruth E. Kraegenbrink (Maiden Name: Hackbarth)


PALLBEARERS: HONORARY: Kath Tietz, Pam Welbes and Deb Langston

ACTIVE: John, Tim, Dan, Tom, Don and Steve Kraegenbrink, Gordon Dassow, Brian Gallistel and Hal Kloth


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dale’s family to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit 

Ervin R. Schueller

Ervin R. Schueller 87 of Ladysmith; died on Friday; September 26th, 2014 at The Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith.


He is survived by his wife Anna and 6 children: Gerard & Ellen of Ladysmith; Ken & Char of Sheldon; James & Cathy of Mesa, AZ; Dorothy & John Chechuck of Burgettstown, PA; Vincent & Helen of Bloomer and Steve & Carrie of Sheldon. Erv is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a sister, Sr. Teresa Schueller, OSM of Woodruff, WI.


Funeral services will be held on Friday; October 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Ladysmith with Fr. Chris Kemp and Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Jump River, WI. The Schueller Family will receive friends at The Nash - Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith on Thursday after 4:00 PM where there will be a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM followed by Knights of Columbus Rosary. There will also be an hour of visitation at the Church on Friday prior to service time.


IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials in the Name of Ervin R. Schueller are requested for Our Lady of Sorrows.

Alfred "Al" M. Bartoszewski




AGE: 87


ADDRESS: N2286 Ten Crossing Rd., Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Ogema resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:45 PM Thursday, September 25 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 5 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 30 at Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema


OFFICIATING: Rev. Rodney Price


INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema


VISITATION: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema from 6 PM to 8 PM on Monday, Sept. 29 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 30


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1927 at Lublin, WIEDUCATION: Lublin Grade School


MARRIAGE: June 20, 1953 at Hannibal Presbyterian Church to Geneva “Gen” L. Mundell and she preceded him in death November 1, 2013


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Owned & operated a dairy farm in the Town of Ogema for 45 years. While farming, he owned & operated Al's Country Garage in the Town of Ogema for 32 years. He drove school bus for the Prentice School District for 34 years. In retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting & being outdoors.


MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema; Lifetime member of the Prentice VFW Club;


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Terry) Younger & Roger Bartoszewski, both of Ogema, Barbara (Brian) Kilty of UnityGrandchildren – Kerry Brahmer, Samantha & Darrin Polzin; Great-Grandchildren – Taylor, Payten, Bria, Dalton & Kayla






DECEASED FATHER: Casmir Bartoszewski




PALLBEARERS: Brian Kilty, Tim Floyd, Terry Younger, Darrin & Dave Polzin, Robert Peterson, Chad Anderson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit 

James "Jim" A. Klinner




AGE: 79


ADDRESS: 604 E. Conrad Drive Medford City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:02 A.M. Thursday September 25, at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Thursday October 16, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1934 in Medford


EDUCATION: Jim attended Stetsonville and Medford Area Schools and graduated from Medford Area High School in 1952
He Graduated from UW-Madison with a B.A. Degree in Accounting and received his CPA Certification in 1961


MARRIAGE: April 19, 1958 in Sheboygan to Shirley M. Kremer


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960. He then worked for R.W. Klinner & Associates, CPA’s, from 1960 to 1972 in Medford, Marshfield and Merrill. Jim then joined Weather Shield MFG., Inc. in 1972, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Director until his retirement in May of 2000. He was an avid golfer and Packers fan. Jim enjoyed traveling the United States and other countries. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.


MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, the AICPA and WICPA Associations, Medford Library Foundation where he served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer, Tee-Hi Golf Course Board of Directors and Black River Golf Club. Former member of Memorial Health Center Board of Directors, Memorial Health Center Member Association Board, Medford Lions Club where he served as past president and the Medford Curling Club.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley M. Klinner of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Barb) Klinner of Wausau and Steve Klinner of Greenville, SC


LIVING GRANDCHILDREN Emily (Daniel) Espinosa of Rogers, AR and Zach, Melese and Birikinesh of Wausau


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Margaret (Ernie) Anderson, Ruth (Ed) Ross and Robert Klinner




DECEASED MOTHER: Flora B. Klinner (Maiden Name: Walther)


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church or the Medford Library Foundation.
-For online condolences, please visit 

Lawrence R. Jacobi




AGE: 97


ADDRESS: MCT # 8 Medford former resident of Abbotsford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:35 A.M. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Aspirus Care & Rehab surrounded by his loving family where he had been a resident for the past 8 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per his request, no services will be held


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1916 at the homestead in Abbotsford


EDUCATION: Lawrence attended Abbotsford Elementary School and graduated from Abbotsford High School


MARRIAGE: On September 30, 1961 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Lawrence married Elaine M. Gruny


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lawrence was in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1943. He was a cheese maker for 30 years at Marathon Cheese in Abbotsford. Lawrence then worked for Packaging Corporation of America for 20 years until his retirement. In his retirement, he helped his wife run Duffy’s Bar in Colby for 15 months. Lawrence then became a manager for the Welcome Inn Motel in Medford for a period of time. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage and doing his chin-ups. He loved baseball and boxing. As a young man, Lawrence was known as the Strong Man of Abbotsford.


MEMBER OF: former member of the Abbotsford VFW Hall


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine M. Jacobi of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Diane Jacobi of Medford and Sheila (Bob) Frazier of Dallas, TX


CHILDREN DECEASED: Twin Sons: John and Joseph in infancy


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Lindsey Frazier of Bellingham, WA and Logan Frazier of Irving, TX


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Vernon Jacobi of Summertown, TN and Audrey Pupp of Ashland


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Alvin, Harvey and Bob Jacobi and Olive Thess






OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit

Sophie Ann Lelko


Sophie Ann Lelko, 96, formerly of Gilman, died Tuesday,

September 23, 2014 at Miller Alternative Care Center in Thorp
under the care of Hope Hospice of Medford.


She was born on April 16, 1918 to the late Martin and Josephine

Gonia. She grew up in the Gilman area and graduated from Gilman

High. Sophie was married to Ferdinand “Fritz” Lelko on September

30, 1939 in Chicago, IL. She owned and operated Kedvale Grocery

Store in Chicago for 12 years. The couple retired and moved to


Sophie was an active member at Saints Peter and Paul, singing
in the choir and helping with the ladies aid activities.


Sophie is survived by two sons, Leonard and Bernard Lelko both
of Gilman, a daughter in law, Marie Lelko of Hamburg, MI,
grandchildren, Daniel, Brenda and Laura Lelko and Sheila
Frome, great grandchildren, Ashley and Owen Frome and Avery
Lelko and two sisters, Theresa Trawicki of Cornell and Cecilia
Sromek of Thorp. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Fritz, her son, Jerome, one sister Anna Zitella and two
brothers, Anthony and Stanley Gonia.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September
27, 2014 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with
Father Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in the parish
cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 on Friday at the Gilman
Funeral Home and from 9:30 until time of service Saturday at the


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