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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2013-02

Donald L. Buehler


 

Donald L. Buehler, beloved husband and father passed away at home on February 25, 2013 at the age of 85. Preceded in death by parents, George & Dorothy; brother, Jackie; sisters, Doris (Clarence) Ploeckelman & Lillian (Rob) Sackmann. Survived by wife of 55 years, Adeline "Addie"; son, John Donald; sisters, Phyllis Dable; brothers, Philip (Elsie), David (Lori) & Rex (Lee); and many nieces & nephews; special friend, Clifford (Margaret) Steevens. Funeral Service 11 AM, Friday, March 1, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 151 County Rd 42 E., Burnsville. Visitation 5-8 PM, Thursday, Feb. 28 at J.S. Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home (651-454-9488), 1580 Century Pt; Eagan and also 1-hr. prior to the service at church. Interment at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens; Burnsville.
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Ruby Anna Denzin


 

Ruby Anna Denzin, age 94, of Abbotsford, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Abbotsford. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. Pastor Jeffery Lambrecht will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and again on Saturday at the church in Milan one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Milan.
 

Ruby was born July 29, 1918 to Emil and Lydia (Jurgemeyer) Venzke in the Town of Johnson. She received her education at Milan Grade School. Ruby Venzke and Ray Denzin were united in marriage on October 25, 1941 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. Ruby and Ray farmed outside of Abbotsford. She was a home maker and also worked at Miller’s Bakery in Abbotsford. Later she was a cook at Golden Living Center until retirement at 80 years old.
 

Ruby was a devoted member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crafting, soft sculpture dolls, her vegetable garden, sewing, needle work, and cooking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
 

Ruby is lovingly survived by her children: Roger (Marcie) Denzin of St. Charles, MO, Robert (Rose) Denzin of Jonesboro, GA, Helen (John) Richards of Centennial, CO, and Debra (Dan) Singstock of Schofield, WI. Ruby is further survived by 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, her sister, Stella (Don) Schauer of Abbotsford, and her brother, Ed (Evelyn) Venzke of Hubertus, WI.
 

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray, and her brothers and sisters: Robert Venzke, Elva Hargrave, George Venzke, James Venzke, Pearl Tischendorf, Lois Tobolski, and Benno Venzke, and great grandchild Ayden Borneman.
 

Ruby’s family would like to thank the staff of the Golden Living Center in Abbotsford for the comfort and loving care they provided.
 

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the Denzin family with arrangements.

Loraine G. House


Loraine G. House, age 93, of Unity passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. Burial will be at the Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Mayville.

Loraine was born March 27, 1919 to Otto and Laura (Neitzel) Bublitz. She received her education at Park School outside of Curtiss. Loraine and Harold House were joined in marriage on July 23, 1941 in Colby. They farmed near Curtiss thru 1954 when they moved to Abbotsford to begin Harold House Construction Company, which they operated until retirement.

Loraine was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. She enjoyed crafting, flowers, and spending time with her family and her cats.

She is survived by her son, Kenny and his wife Shirley, her daughter, Tana and her husband Rick Phillips, her grandson, Corey, her great-grandson, Brett House, her sister, Marge (Fred) Panzenhagen, and brother, Virgil (Edna) Bublitz

Loraine is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Harold.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alma J. Dahl


 

ALMA J. DAHL

AGE: 102

ADDRESS: 702 W. Dolf Street, Colby, former Stetsonville area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Peacefully at 5:10 A.M. Saturday, February 23 while being surrounded by her loving family at the Colonial Center, Colby where she had resided for the past 11 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Mr. Perry Pearson

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1910 in the Town of Little Black

EDUCATION: Attended Little Black Schools

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, she moved to Chicago where she was a nanny and housekeeper until 1951, when she then moved to the Stetsonville Area, to care for her parents. Since there was two Alma’s working at Bootzins IGA in Stetsonville at that time, she was known as “Junior”. She worked there until her retirement in 1975. Alma enjoyed knitting, crocheting, flower gardening, reading, playing board games and the piano. Alma was a very active member in her religion and faith.

SURVIVED BY: Nieces and Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: 2 Brothers: John and Fred Dahl
Sister: Veria Harris

DECEASED FATHER: William C. Dahl

DECEASED MOTHER: Lendia D. Dahl (Maiden name: Lowery)

PALLBEARERS: Great-Nephews: Dustin Dahl, Nick, Chad, and Tim Harris, Stacey Hansen, Scott and Rick Piller

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

Walter "Walt" M. Hartl


 

WALTER “WALT” M. HARTL

AGE: 86

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:20 P.M. Saturday. February 23 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 1 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Friday, March 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 6, 1926 in Hewitt, Wood County

EDUCATION: Attended Auburndale Area Schools

MARRIAGE: November 14, 1945 in Marshfield to Viola M. Smazal and she preceded him in death on March 15, 1998.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Walt served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1945-1946. Walt and Viola lived in Loyal prior to moving to Unity. In 1966, they moved to Medford where Walt worked as a mechanic at Medford Motors until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and polka dancing.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Debbie (Sam) Haley of Wausau
2 Sons: Randy (Sue) Hartl of Dorchester and Barry (Kelly) Hartl of Stetsonville

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Shirley in infancy

GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher (Larissa) Hartl of Medford, Tracy (Rick) Dowden of Medford, Holly (Rod) Metz of Medford, Tanya Hartl of Rib Lake, Ryan and Kayla Hartl both of Stetsonville
2 Step-Grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Mravik of Medford and Jesse (Erin) Clausnitzer of Curtiss

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Makayla, Kylie, Justice, Peyton, Easton, Ty, Bayley, Courtney, Trey, Cole, Kade, Tasia and Aubree

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTER: Margie (Wayne) Shultz of Spencer, Roy and Bob (Nancy) Hartl both of Marshfield

BROTHERS DECEASED: Edward, William, Norbert and Louis Jr. Hartl

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Hartl Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth “Bessie” Hartl (Maiden Name: Herman)

PALLBEARERS: Jesse Clausnitzer, Ryan Hartl, Rick Dowden, Trey Williams, Ryan Mravik and Rod Metz

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

Russell H. Dahl


 

Russell H. Dahl, 77, of Colby, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home in Colby under Ministry Home Hospice Care. A funeral service will be held 11:30 AM Monday, February 25, 2013 at the First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Active and Honorary Pallbearers will be Russ’s nephews; Pallbearers will be Ronald Stuve, Tom Stuve, Larry Amundson, Donald Amundson, Bill Sibley and Richard Sibley. Honorary pallbearers will be; Sheldon Dahl, Danny Dahl, Randy Dahl, Dennis Sieloff and David Sieloff.

Russ was born July 21, 1935 to Oscar and Myrtl (Berg) Dahl in Whitehall, Wisconsin. He attended Pleasantville Grade School and was a 1953 graduate of Whitehall High School.
Russ worked at home on the farm all through school. The winter of 1953 he hauled milk for Don Ackley. On March 4, 1954, Russ entered the US Army. He attended basic and advanced training at Fort Bliss, Texas where he was trained on Anti Aircraft Artillery. He was then sent to Rapid City, North Dakota at Ellsworth Air Base. He was then sent to Japan to set up an Anti Aircraft Observation Center base. Russ served as a crew chief in Japan for nearly 3 years. He also was a MP and was in charge of a small arms depot until his Honorable Discharge in June 1958.

Russ and Geraldine Rongholt were united in marriage in August of 1959. Together they had four children; Valerie Dahl of Cape Gerardeau, MO, Scott (Vivian) Dahl of Brunswick, GA, Jeffrey (Jackie McEachen) Dahl of Wausau and Julie Dahl of Glendale, AZ. ,they later divorced.

Russ and Eileen Weller were united in marriage on February 24, 1973 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Together they had 2 children; Debbie (Christopher) Sablich of Endicott, NY and Darron (Katherine) Dahl of Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

In his lifetime, Russ had several jobs, he worked for Dolly Madison in Eau Claire delivering milk and ice cream and also worked as a photographer for Camera Arts Studio taking school pictures. Russ enjoyed sales work and was a salesman for the US Tobacco Company and later for the Nestle Chocolate Company. Russ then drove truck for Janesville Auto Co. based in Dillsworth, MN hauling and delivering new cars.
In 1957, the family returned to Wisconsin and purchased the Uptown Bar in Colby. They owned and operated the bar until 1995. Russ then managed the Wonder Wash Car Wash in Abbotsford until his retirement in 1997.

Russ was always active in sports, starting in high school he played football and he continued to enjoy sports all his life. He played fast pitch softball for many years and was famous for his “knuckle” ball. He enjoyed golfing, shooting pool, throwing darts, pitching horseshoes and bowling. Russ was always ready for a round of golf. He also loved hunting, camping and fishing. In 1997, he bought his first pontoon and has had one ever since. Many hours were spent camping and fishing at Soo Lake at Phillips and now at the Spirit Lake campground at Rib Lake.
Russ was an avid Packer and Badger fan and enjoyed watching Nascar Auto racing. He also enjoyed traveling to visit family, as well trips to Las Vegas and local casinos.

Russ was a member of the American Legion Post #358 of Unity, a member of the NRA, past member of the Colby Lions Club, Colby Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Meadowview Country Club, serving on the board of directors for many years. He was also a member of the First United Church of Christ in Colby.

Russ is survived by his wife; Eileen of Colby, 6 children; Valerie, Scott, Jeffrey, Julie, Debbie and Darron, 17 grandchildren; Candy Seefeld, Billy Dahl, Tiffany Bush, Connor Dahl, Avery Dahl, Kelsey McEachen, Kristy Dahl, Travis Brossow, Cody Brossow, Jesse Brossow, Gabriel Sablich, Austin Dahl, Jonathon Ledoux, Dominic Ledoux, Loretta Dahl, Gabriella Dahl, and Elias Dahl, as well as 5 great-grandchildren; Cameron, Brittoni, Tiaja, Dominik and Alexsa.

Russ is further survived by 3 sisters; Edith Amundson, Arlien Stuve, Gladys Sibley, 2 brothers; Charles and Ernie Dahl, a brother-in-law; Richard (Kathy) Weller, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister; Margaret Sieloff, 4 brothers-in-law; Rodderick Sieloff, Alston Amundson, Curtis Stuve, LeRoy (Bud) Sibley, a nephew; Steven Dahl, and his father and mother-in-law; George and Loretta Weller.
The family would like to express great appreciation to Joe from Home Hospice for his wonderful support and patience.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com


Joseph Komanec


 

 

Joseph Komanec, 87 of Gilman, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the
Gilman Care Center under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

He was born on March 10, 1925 in the Ladysmith Hospital the son of the late

John and Magdeline (Raboss) Komanec. Joe grew up in the area and Logged for a
few years. On Feb. 26, 1949 married Elizabeth Prasnicky at Saints Peter &
Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple farmed in Gilman all of their
lives.

 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty of Gilman, Joanne (Jeff) Ahlers
of Jump River, Joe (Lynne) Komanec of Gilman, Louise Komanec of
Woodbury, MN, John (Donna) Komanec of Gilman, Rose (Tom) Reyzer of
Altoona, George (Roxanne) Komanec of Bloomer and Tina (Roger) Nichols
of Gilman, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mitzie
Shewczyk of Gilman and Margaret Badzinski of Thorp. Joe is preceded in
death by his parents, brothers John, Vincent and Paul, sisters, Mary
Vanderport, Betty Nygren, Anna Komanec and Bertha Kliscz and
grandchildren Brent and Krystal Komanec.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Gilman. Father Madanu Sleeva Raju
will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4
until 8 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7:45 parish rosary.
Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:30 until time of service at the Church

Larry L. Klemke


 

Larry L. Klemke, age 65, of Colby passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday February 22, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church in Colby. Burial will be at the Loyal City Cemetery.
 

Larry was born March 19, 1947 to Albert and Frieda (Dubois) Klemke in Michigan. He attended Oak Grove country school and was a 1965 graduate of Loyal High School. Larry then attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls earning a degree in Agriculture. He then moved to Colby and worked at Harmony Cooperative for over 25 years until his retirement in 2004 due to ill health. Larry was joined in marriage to Donna Olson on June 21, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. He enjoyed taxidermy work, hunting, golf and fishing.

Larry is survived by his wife, Donna, his brother; Loren (Bev) Klemke of Duluth, MN and a niece and nephews. He is further survived by his step-children: Heather (Tim) O’Donnell of Colby, Holly Wellman of Cedar Rapids, IA, Sherry (Jim) Looker of Rochester, MN, Jeff (Lois) Fischer of Colby, David (Rechelle) Fischer of Jim Falls, and Julie Fink of Rochester, MN and their children.
 

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; Kristin Klemke and second wife; Judith Klemke.
 

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established at a later date.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Klemke family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com


 

Joseph "Pep" L. Simek


 

JOSEPH “PEP” L. SIMEK

AGE: 86

ADDRESS: 860 Vega Lane, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:48 A.M. Monday, February 18 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee where he had been a patient for the past 14 days.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford and Westboro Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Dennis Meulemans, and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, February 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 13, 1926 in Ogema

EDUCATION: 1944 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 29, 1947 in Chicago, he married Frances “Fran” L. Bishop and she preceded him in death on November 1, 2010.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Pep served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946, while being stationed in Trieste, Italy. After his return from the service, he worked at Steel Setter, was a Fuller Brushman salesman, a musical instrument salesman and also worked on the shipping/receiving dock at Red Ball Trucking Company all in Chicago until moving to the Medford area in July of 1960. Pep then was co-owner and bartender at Tombstone Tap and in July 1962 he became one of the four founding members of Tombstone Pizza, where he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO until the business was sold in 1986. He then established and currently owns Pep’s Pizza in Medford. He is also the previous owner of Embassy Suites/Regency Suites Hotel of Green Bay, Paradise Shores Hotel and Resort, Lake Holcombe, Captain Morgan’s Retreat in Belize, and Enerquip of Medford. They also had numerous businesses in several states. The first ever reality series was filmed at Captain Morgan’s “Temptation Island” in 1999. Pep and Fran began their Philanthropic Services with donations to the Simek Recreation Center, Medford Fire Department, Medford Public Library, Holy Rosary School, Youth Sports Activities, and helped numerous, numerous individuals in the community. They sponsored the Boy Scouts, bowling teams, baseball teams, curling teams, and other groups in the Medford area. Pep was an avid hunter, fisherman, and traveler. He enjoyed attending Packer Games and boating.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Premeau-Shauss VFW Post # 7817, Westboro and the Landua-Jensen American Legion Post #147, Medford
In 2012 Pep was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Three Children: Joseph Jr. (Donna) of San Diego, Calif., Lauren (fiancé Dennis Caruso) Simek of Jim Falls and Richard (Ann) of Tucson, Ariz.

4 GRANDCHILDREN: Shannon Simek of San Diego, Calif., Quaid (Jenny) Simek of Tucson, Ariz., Seth (Nicole) Simek of Los Angeles, Calif., and Landin (Tina) Simek of Dripping Springs, Texas

6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Gloria Olmstead of Medford and Vlasta Cummings of Delta Junction, Alaska
3 Brothers: Ronald Simek of Genoa, Nevada, Bill (Mary Ann) Noziska of Casper, Wyoming, and Dan (Judy) Noziska of Juneau, Alaska
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many, Many Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Josef Simek

DECEASED MOTHER: Vlasta Simek (Maiden Name: Hedlicka)

PALLBEARERS: Quaid, Seth, and Landin Simek, Ernie Olmstead, Blaze Brigman, Joe Peot and Tom LaBarge

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Pep’s name to the Simek Recreation Center, Medford or to the American Heart Association. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Arlene L. Schmitt


 

 

Arlene L. Schmitt, 80 of Gilman, went to heaven Sunday,
February 17, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family and
under the care of Hope Hospice.

  She was born on October 30, 1932 in Potlatch, Idaho, the daughter

of the late Wesley and Helen (Morrow) Hoover. Her family moved to

the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when she was a young girl. On
November 13, 1950 Arlene was united in marriage to Russell
Schmitt in Ontonagon, MI. The couple moved to Gilman and
has resided there since. Arlene and Russell raised nine
children. She was active in her faith, was an avid gardener
and a great cook. In her later years she cooked for events at
Dot & Jerry's. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren great
grandchildren, sewing her quilts and helping with the maple
syrup. No one ever left her house hungry or with a hole in
their jeans.

 

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Russell of
Gilman, her children, Dan (Gail) Schmitt of Gilman, Judy
(Terry) Erdman of Ladysmith, Sally (Jay Keeler) Schmitt of
Green Bay, Rita (Mark) Gasior of Jump River, Wayne (Adela)
Schmitt of Gilman, Lillian (Peter) Zach of Jump River, Dean
(Liz) Schmitt of Gilman, Robert (Carolyn) Schmitt of Gilman
and Raymond (Teri) Schmitt of Gilman, 29 grandchildren, 18
great grandchildren, her brothers, Wesley Earl (Shirley)
Hoover of Silver City, MI, Bobby (Jan) Hoover of Mass City, MI
and Bill (MaryAnn) Hoover of Racine, her sisters, Elsie Corey
of Hancock, MI and Betty (Joe) Golding of Louisville, KY and
many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Dorothy
Larson.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at
the Gilman High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in the
Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on
Saturday and from Noon until time of service Sunday all at the
Gilman High School Gym. The Gilman Funeral Home assisted
the family with arrangements.

 

Dolores "Dee" A. Meyer


 

 

Dolores Meyer, 86, Medford, died on Thursday, February14, 2013 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, where she resided for the past 4 years. Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford at 11:30 am on Monday, Feb. 18 with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9am until the time of services. Pallbearers will be family members – Wally Meyer, George Meyer & Joe Meyer, Rob Johnson, Conor Casey, John Egge.
 

Dolores Ann Haering was born August 18, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Arno and Loretta (nee Daum) Haering. She attended Rufus King High School and then went to college for two years at Marquette University and the last two years at UW Madison, where she graduated with a speech and language major.
 

On November 25, 1948, Thanksgiving Day, Dolores married Doctor Walther W. Meyer at the Church of the Epiphany in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 

They made their home in Medford, WI for 60 years before Walther’s death in 2009.
 

After being involved in community volunteer work for 25 years, Dolores (Dee) became interested in politics by attending local party meetings. Her list of accomplishments is huge. As an active member of the Republican Party she served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the party in Taylor County, was 7th Congressional District Vice Chairman, and was a member of the State Executive Committee. She was an alternate delegate in 1968 and a delegate in 1976 to the Republican National Convention. She was nominated the Presidential Elector for Wisconsin in 1976 and attended the Midwest Governors Conference with Governor Dreyfus in 1977. She has served on and coordinated campaigns for Melvin Laird, Alexander Wiley, Robert Warren, Warren Knowles, Jack Olsen, Lee Dreyfus, Tommy Thompson and Terry Kohler, at the state level; Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John Connally in their respective Presidential bids.
 

Dolores served 4 terms as Mayor of the City of Medford. During office she was actively involved in several planning commissions, the police and fire commission, and Economic Development. She served 4 terms as alderman supervisor on the Medford City Council and the Taylor County Board of Supervisors. Dee was the first woman elected to either body. She served as president of the Medford Public Library and was on the Board of Trustees for 15 years. She also served statewide on various library services. She has been a member of BPW, Woman’s Auxiliary to the State Medical Society, Taylor County Red Cross, and the Performing Arts Association of Medford. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and The Ladies of Immanuel. Dee started a small business in a historic building in downtown Medford called the Angel Flight. She had a unique eye for the unusual and collected new and old gifts for her antique store. As a result of all the above and more, Dee is a past recipient of the Medford Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.
 

Dee is survived by her 4 children: Kristin Meyer, Donnelly, Idaho, Walther Meyer Jr., (Lauri) Westboro, WI, George F. Meyer II, Minneapolis, MN, Ann (Paul) Egge, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Dee is survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 2 nephews, 8 cousins, one brother, Arno (Bill) (Judy) Haering of Wausau, WI, and one brother-in-law, William Meyer, LaCrosse, WI.
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walther on March 30, 2009, and her parents Arno and Loretta.
 

Dee shared with her “country doctor” husband, his interests in conservation, tree-farming, wild-life ponds and marsh development, and extensive miles of cross country ski trails at Trail Farm. A highlight of her community involvement in Medford was the development of the River Walk along the Mill Pond including the bridges, flowers, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, and fishing dock.
“Mom will be remembered for all the interests she had in life, one of the most notable was her love of cooking for her family. She was an incredible cook, loved to entertain and made every family gathering a memorable occasion. She was an avid reader, gardener, crafter and artist. One of her great joys in life was exploring Wisconsin’s country roads for the unique and unusual. She loved the search to find things for her store and she could find beauty in the simplest things. Her 4 children, and their children have homes full of Mom’s artistic creations. She will be dearly missed, but our memories are all around us.”
 

“Thank you for your love and other gifts in our lives, beauty, grace, courage, joy, spontaneity, passion….., and a ferocious love of life.”
 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family, C/O Ann Egge, 811 Witter St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 for the Medford River Walk development fund established in her name. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
 

James M. Hauser


 

James M. Hauser

 

age 82, of Unity, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at his residence in the Town of Hull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church in Colby. Burial will follow the service at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Colby.
 

James Milford Hauser was born August 15, 1930 in Colby, WI to Jake and Elsie (Myers) Hauser. He was a 1948 graduate of Colby High School and attended the UW Madison.
James and Bernadette Engeldinger were united in marriage on June 30, 1955 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby.
 

James started working at F.W. Lulloff Furniture Store in Colby in 1950 where he laid flooring and helped at the funeral home.
He enlisted in the US Army in 1951, served in Germany and was discharged in 1953. James returned to Colby and continued to work for Lulloff’s. He began hobby farming in 1968 and started working at Land O’ Lakes in Spencer in 1970. He retired in 1993.
 

James was very active at Saint Mary’s Parish in Colby, where he served in the Lay Ministry program, doing communion services at the church, local nursing homes and for the shut-ins. He was active in the RCIA and Focus Programs and was a part of the La Crosse TEC program and a volunteer at the Oxford prison.
 

He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing with his children and friends. He was always very proud of his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. He will always be remembered as a fun loving guy and sharing a joke. He was also known as “Farmer Jim” with his hardy handshake.
 

James is lovingly survived by his wife of 57 years; Bernadette of Unity, 8 children; Bryan (Kathy) Hauser of Merrill, Gayle (Robert) Specht of Marshfield, Bruce Hauser of Wausau, Amy Duerr of Marshfield, Scott (Nancy Mateer) Hauser of Colby, Wendy (Jim Wilt) Mertins of Cumberland, Joel (Heather) Hauser of Zumbrota, MN, Todd (Heather Kind-Keppel) Hauser of Decatur, IL, 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister; Beverly (John) Dittner of Marshfield.
 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter; Theresa Kay at birth.
 

In lieu of flowers, James’s family has asked memorials be given to Monsignor Malik’s Education Fund at Saint Mary’s in Colby
 

The family would like to thank the Ministry Health Home Hospice staff for their extraordinary care of Jim, enabling him to stay at home with his family.
 

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Hauser family with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Clark K. Will


 

CLARK K. WILL

AGE: 69

ADDRESS: N1224 Bjorklund Road, Ogema, Township of Ogema Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:35 A.M. Wednesday, February 6 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 2 days, surrounded by his loving family

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 1, 1943 in Prentice

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: September 7, 1968 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Westboro to Susan “Sue” M. LaBrec

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After Prentice High School, Clark worked at Harley Davidson in Tomahawk. Next, he worked as a foreman for Mill Fab in Ogema. He then drove feed truck for Farmers Elevator in Medford for a couple of years. Clark was a nailer operator at Larson Pallet in Ogema for 20+ years until his retirement. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed target shooting, fixing things, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and just being outdoors.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the NRA

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Sue M. Will of Ogema

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Michelle (Jeff) Waterworth of Oakdale, MN, Wynette (James) Dietz of Chaska, MN and Jessica Will of Roseville, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Joshua Kenneth Will in infancy

GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING SISTER: Carol Will of Ogema

DECEASED BROTHER: Bruce Will

DECEASED FATHER: Walter F. Will

DECEASED MOTHER: Mildred “Millie” Will (Maiden Name: Rudolph)

URN PALLBEARERS: 2 Granddaughters: Brittany and Sabrina Waterworth

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Clark’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Herbert "Herb" F. Goerg


 

HERBERT “HERB” F. GOERG

AGE: 89

ADDRESS: City of Medford Resident

DATE OF DEATH: Friday, February 8, 2013

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 5, 1923 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1941 Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 19, 1948 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Rita A. Gall

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Herb served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 1943 to March 1946, where he was a radio operator while serving in the Pacific Theatre WWII. He received rank of Corporal. Herbert saw action on Iwo Jima and witnessed the flag raising on Mount Suribachi. Herbert had 29 years of service at the Medford Post Office, where he was a city carrier and rural letter carrier. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and all music, whether it was playing the piano, the organ or singing in church choirs.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Landua-Jensen American Legion Post #147, 5th Marine Division Association, Marine Corps, Association and the National Letter Carrier Association

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rita A. Goerg of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathryn (Richard) Webb of Irvine, CA, Charles (Janice) Goerg of Georgetown, TX and Kristin (Michael) Wood of Sherwood

GRANDCHILDREN: 5

SURVIVING SISTER: Luicella Goerg of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS: Lawrence and Delmar Goerg

DECEASED FATHER: John Goerg

DECEASED MOTHER: Kunda Goerg (Maiden name: Heier)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Matthew and Andrew Webb, Sarah and Jacob Borshard, Christopher Goerg and Nathaniel Wood

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to the family for a future designation.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Doris J. Stephan


DORIS J. STEPHAN

 

AGE: 95

ADDRESS: Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:10 AM Wednesday, February 6 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice, Medford

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 9 at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Antigo

OFFICIATING: Father Barry Whenal

INTERMENT: 2:00 PM Saturday, Feb. 9 at Northside Cemetery, Westboro with Rev. Bob Giese officiating

VISITATION: St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Antigo from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, February 9

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 27, 1917 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools, graduate of Medford High School, attended Lawrence University of Milwaukee and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in English

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: October 7, 1945 at California to Wilbur Valentine Stephan who preceded her in death in 1995

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they moved to Wisconsin residing in various places before settling in Antigo in 1955. She worked for the Antigo School District for a period of years. In her earlier years she obtained a private pilot’s license. During her whole life she spent the summer months at the cabin on Mondeaux Flowage in the Township of Westboro, Taylor County. She enjoyed playing bridge, skiing, fishing, her dogs, and Packer football.

MEMBER OF: St. Ambrose Episcopal Church of Antigo, Mondeaux Property Association, DAR, Westboro Conservation Club, Phi Beta Phi

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son - “Marty” Stephan of Circle Pines, MN & Daughter – Ruth Ann (“Mick”) Pipkorn of Westboro, WI
2 Grandsons – Steve (Megan Peterson) Pipkorn and Scott Pipkorn both of Westboro

DECEASED FATHER: Florian Joseph Martin DECEASED MOTHER: Ruth Wheeler

PALLBEARERS: Jenny & Jeremy Voda, Steve & Scott Pipkorn, Megan Peterson, Sadie Brehm

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Service of Medford & Rib Lake serving the family
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Frances L. Webb


 

 

Frances L. Webb

 

Age 95

 

Of Medford, WI

 

Past away on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford

 

SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Daughter-Carol

Son-Paul both of Medford

Grandchildren-Scott & Amanda of Medford

Great Grandson-Tristin of Medford

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Frances L. Webb

 

WILL BE: 11:00 AM on Friday, February 8 at First Baptist Church, Medford

 

WITH Rev. Brian Wipf OFFICIATING

 

BURIAL WILL BE AT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 PM until the time of the Order of Eastern Star service at 7 PM on Thursday, Feb. 7; also at church from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Friday, Feb. 8

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either the Order of Eastern Star, Medford or First Baptist Church, Medford

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


 

Victor R. Schetski


 

Victor R. Schetski

Age 76, of Prentice passed away peacefully Monday, January 28, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends and under the tender care of Flambeau Home Health and Hospice.

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Spencer is assisting the family with arrangements.

A celebration of life is planned for June.

Victor was born May 20, 1936, the son of the late Roman and Mary (Mindock) Schetski.  He proudly served his country in the United State Army, during the Korean War from 1954 until 1957.  Employment included farming, welding and working as a machinist.  His hobbies included polka music, traveling and any project that required working with his hands and helping his friends.

Survivors include his former wife Yoshiko Schetski of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; two daughters: Viola (Donnie) of Medford and Lorry (Tom Tso) Bush of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; a son Steve Schetski of Savannah, Georgia; a sister Rosemary Voss of Fenton, Missouri; two brothers: Joseph (Alice) Schetski of Mosinee and David (Pat) Schetski of St. Charles, Missouri.  He is further survived by a special friend Margaret Page of Prentice.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents Roman and Mary (Mindock) Schetski, a son John Joseph Schetski, and two brothers Stanley and Jerome Schetski.

Memorial contributions in honor of Victor may be given to the Flambeau Hospital.

Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

Delmar D. Fischer


 

DELMAR D. FISCHER

 

AGE: 93

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:15 PM Tuesday, February 5 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, February 11 at First Baptist Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Wipf

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: At First Baptist Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, February 11

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 11, 1919 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools, attended Medford High School, attended Milwaukee Tech School

MARRIAGE: February 1, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to La Verne E. Lange and she preceded him in death May 17, 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee form 1938-1941. He entered US Marine Corps in 1941 and served until 1945, veteran of WW II. After the service, he worked in logging camps of Oregon from 1947-1951. He returned to Milwaukee working as a siding contractor and also at A.O. Smith for 17 years until retirement in 1979. Moved to Medford in 1993 and served on the Medford City Council for a period of time. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting & polka music.

MEMBER OF: First Baptist Church, Medford; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post, Medford; Whittlesey Lions Club;

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Pamela (Robert) Ryszkiewicz of Dorchester

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters-in-law: Esther Fischer of West Allis & Gloria Fischer of Muskego

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Otto, Lawrence & Wilber Fischer; Sisters – Elaine Dassow, Eunice Pagel, Lorraine Frischmann

DECEASED FATHER: William Fischer DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Galler

PALLBEARERS: Nephews

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by cousins, nieces & nephews
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

Everett M. Hoffman


 

EVERETT A. HOFFMAN

AGE: 81

ADDRESS: 1109 W. Cedar Street, Medford, Town of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:32 A.M. Wednesday, February 6 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

MILITARY HONORS: Full Military Honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 8 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 28, 1931 in the Town of Holway, Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Golden Willow Grade School in the Town of Holway, Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 13, 1952 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Doris A. Armbrust and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Everett entered the U.S. Air Force in 1949. During his military career he served one year at Thule Greenland and was discharged in August 1958. Everett worked at Armbrust Meats, Rief Motors, Medford Police Department and the Township of Medford. He also drove bus for Krug’s Westside Bus Service. Everett was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed woodworking and snowmobiling.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Doris A. Hoffman of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Charles Hoffman of Portage, Paula (Gene) Varney of Evans, Georgia, Steve (Cora) Hoffman of Quad Cities, Illinois, Barb (Tim) Ady of Marshfield, D.J. Hoffman of Medford, William (Kate) Hoffman of Newport, North Carolina, Ray (Holly) Hoffman of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Mary (Harvey) Rudolph of Medford, Beverly (Mike) Endreas of Spencer and Andrew (Tara) Hoffman of Monks Corner, South Carolina

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Joseph Hoffman in 1956
2 Grandsons: Joseph Hoffman in 1973 and Joseph Hoffman in 1990

GRANDCHILDREN: 16

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

SURVIVING SISTER: Margaret Hoffman of Curtiss

DECEASED BROTHERS: Ben Hoffman

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Hoffman

DECEASED MOTHER: Helena Hoffman (Maiden Name: Peters)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Danny Rae, Craig, Mark, Jordan, Laura and Caitlin Hoffman, Jennifer Eck, Thomas and Brittany Ady, Sarah Davis, James and Matthew Rudolph, Alicia, Elizabeth and Zachary Endreas and John Paul Sunga

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

Theresa M. Damrau


 

THERESA M. DAMRAU

AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 683 Cowan Court, Rib Lake, Village of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:48 P.M. Tuesday, February 5 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where she had been a patient for the past 7 days, surrounded by her loving family.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 8 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 3, 1925 in Whittlesey

EDUCATION: Attended Whittlesey Grade School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 4, 1946 in Chicago to Arthur Damrau and he preceded her in death on February 14, 2006

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Farmed in the Town of Greenwood until 1966 when they moved to Belvidere, IL. She was employed at the Champion Packaging for 21 years until her retirement in 1987, where she and Arthur returned to the Greenwood area. They then moved to Rib Lake in 2001. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, quilting and reading. Theresa also enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center in Rib Lake.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and the Bible Study Group at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Arlene (Harvey) Judnic of Rib Lake, Edward (Carmen) Damrau of Webster, South Dakota, Carol (Dewane) Erickson of Belvidere, IL, Diane (Earl) Weber of Frohna, Missouri, Shary (Terry) Yerk of Belvidere, Illinois, Gary (Amy) Damrau of Prentice and Linda (Tim) Glenn of Baxter, Iowa

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-In-Law: Marie Damrau on January 31, 2003

GRANDCHILDREN: 12 & 9 Step-Grandchildren

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 16 & 4 Step

SURVIVING SISTER: Pauline Thums of Rib Lake

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Margaret Hana and Catherine Moore
Joseph, Andrew and John Mann

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew J. Mann Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma T. Mann (Maiden Name: Strobach)

PALLBEARERS: John Basque, Christopher Yerk, Larry Krieski, Bruce Gebauer, Dan Judnic and Tom Wickre

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

Galen E. Steen


Galen E. Steen, age 82, of Dorchester passed away Monday, February 04, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Abbotsford.

 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church in Colby. Burial will follow the service at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

Galen was born July 15, 1930 to Henry and Amanda (Dassow) Steen in the Town of Chelsea. Galen was joined in marriage to Dorothy Hoffeditz on August 6, 1949 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. He worked as a truck driver; Galen hauled milk and later drove gravel truck. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Galen is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, his sons: Calvin Steen of Dorchester and Darrell (Cindy) Steen of Dorchester; his daughter, Cheryl Steen of Poynette, WI, his grandchildren: Corey (Lisa) Steen of Dorchester, Jamie (Sara) Steen of Curtiss, Chad (Kim) Steen of Colby, Jenny Steen of Medford, Shawn Steen of Medford, and Shane (Sarah) Steen of Dorchester; his step grandsons: Neil (Tara) Duranceau of Dorchester and Justin (Nicole) Duranceau of Dorchester. Galen is further survived by 12 great grandchildren, nine step great grandchildren, his brothers and sisters: Ray (Jean) Steen of Colby, Phyllis (Don) Brunner of Medford, Bonnie Leach of Kenosha, Roger (Barbara) Steen of Westboro; and his brother-in-law, Lanny Zimmerlee.

Galen is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Myron Steen in infancy, his granddaughters, Stacey and Stephanie Steen in infancy, his daughter-in-law, Barbara Steen, his sister, Shelby Zimmerlee, and his brother-in-law, Ervin Leach.

 

Allen E. Dins


Allen E. Dins, 81, of Colby died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, due to an apparent heart attack.

Allen was born July 30, 1931, in Colby to Albert and Edna (Mandel) Dins. He attended Colby schools and was a member of the Colby High School graduating class of 1949.

He continued his education at the UW Marathon campus before transferring to the UW Madison. He enjoyed his college years-even hitch-hiking home. Allen graduated from the UW with a degree in accounting and, as a result of the years spent in Madison, he was an avid Badger fan.

Allen was employed by several firms in Medford and Marshfield. Also, during that time he worked from home and kept the books for various local businesses and did tax work. He especially enjoyed preparing taxes and talking to his many clients. Allen always took a great deal of pride in his work and was known for his skill-he officially retired last year.

Being a very thoughtful person, Allen enjoyed giving gifts to his many friends. Shopping was one of his passions. Also, known to be a gregarious individual, he loved to socialize and entertain others. He threw many fun-filled cocktail and birthday parties throughout the years. And, of course, he loved to tell a good joke or hear one.

One thing he always looked forward to was going to Las Vegas with his sister. He was proud of the fact he went at least once a year since 1969 and was just planning the next trip for April. Having been to Vegas over 50 times, he naturally had many friends out west and enjoyed seeing them each year. By the way, he was greeted, there was no doubt the feeling was mutual.

Allen enjoyed dining out, going to the casino (the overnight trips to Turtle Lake), and talking to his friends. He could converse with anyone. He especially enjoyed spending time with his sister and, in his opinion, she could not visit often enough. Allen and Rita had / have a very special relationship.

Allen is survived by his sister Rita Dins Aschenbrenner of Rosholt, his brother Paul of Colby and special friend Kim Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services for Allen will be on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford at 1:00 PM. Reverend Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Burial will be in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, February 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from noon until time of services at the funeral home.
Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

Dale J. Palmerton


 

 

Dale J. Palmerton, 91 of Colby, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at his residence in Colby.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, February 8 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, WI. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Dale was born May 5, 1921 in Clear Lake, Iowa to Roy and Hazel (Hodenfield) Palmerton.

Dale spent his early years in Hanlontown, Iowa and was a 1939 graduate of Hanlontown High School. He fell in love and married Marian Snell on October 10, 1943 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Dale and Marian farmed in Plymouth, Iowa until 1962 when they purchased a farm in rural Colby on Factory Road and continued to farm, retiring and moving to the City of Colby in 1980.

He is survived by his children; Gary (Karen) Palmerton of Menomonie, Russell (Judy) Palmerton of Abbotsford, Joyce (Alan) Hoernke of Stratford and Kent (Barbara) Palmerton of Colby, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife; Marian, parents; Roy and Hazel Palmerton and a sister; Norma Kugler.

He enjoyed, farming, tractor pulling and watching NASCAR and was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan.

Dale served on the Harmony Co-op Board and on the Colby United Methodist Church Council.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com
 

Richard J. Tlusty


Richard J. Tlusty, age 91, of Merrill, died on February 4, 2013, at Bell Tower Residence, under the care of Bell Tower staff and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.
 

Rich was born at home on August 18, 1921, in Whittlesey, Wisconsin, the son of Ferdinand and Teckla (Reinhart) Tlusty.  He attended Winding Brook Elementary School where his brother, Lawrence, was his teacher.  Rich graduated from Medford High School in 1939.
On September 10, 1949, Rich married Marjorie Roal, the love of his life, of Medford, at St. John the Baptist Church in Rib Lake, Wisconsin.  Marjorie preceded Rich in death on February 3, 1999.
Rich drove semi and route truck for Tlusty Beverage Company until moving to Merrill in the early 1950’s.  Rich was then employed with the H. Phillips Co. in Wausau.  He was a very accomplished salesman for the H. Phillips Co. for 38 years having won many local and regional awards.  After his retirement in 1987, he worked part-time for several candy companies, bringing plenty of samples home to his granddaughters.
 

Rich was member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill.  He was a charter member of the Merrill Evening Lions Club and a lifetime member of the Merrill Eagles’ Club.  Rich was also a longtime member of the Lincoln Stockmen’s Club and a member of Lindy Porath’s Clark Station bowling teams in the 1960’s. 
 

He enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewer baseball games and Wisconsin Badger football games.  His most enjoyable hobby, however, was being with his granddaughters and attending all of their piano recitals, dance shows, concerts, sporting events, confirmations, and graduations.  Until it was too difficult to attend, he made great efforts to be at all their events. 
 

In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by an infant son, Jerald, on September 16, 1959.  He was also preceded in death by his seven brothers and one sister: George, Ernest, Lawrence, Walter, Allen, Loretta, Leon, and Franklin.
 

Rich is survived by his son, Jay Tlusty, of Merrill, his wife, Maxine, and their two daughters, Melanie Tlusty (Mark Lunda) and Michelle Tlusty.  He is also survived by Amanda Leitzke, of Merrill; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Margaret Tlusty and Bernice Tlusty, of Medford, and Betty Tlusty, of Chelsea.  His entire family was very important to him and Rich enjoyed seeing and staying in contact with everyone in his family.
A special thank you to Gloria Sauer for her special care given to Rich over many years.  Rich and his family greatly appreciated Gloria’s outstanding home-care abilities and loving care.
 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill.  Father Michael McLain will preside.  Entombment will take place at Merrill Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 Thursday and again from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Friday all at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. 
Online condolences may be made at http://www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com/

Glenn B. Heier


 

GLENN B. HEIER

AGE: 83

ADDRESS: N1960 Gibson Drive, Medford, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:22 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past month surrounded by his loving family.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Township of Little Black

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 18, 1929 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 29, 1955 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Elizabeth “Betty” M. Bach and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2010.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He raised pigs and cows on his family’s dairy farm in Medford. He then dairy farmed in the Town of Little Black for a period of time and then purchased the Baumgartner farm in the Town of Little Black until his son, Steve took it over in 1993. Glenn would still go out every morning to help Steve out. He enjoyed driving around, eating breakfast at Rocky’s, fishing, playing sheep head and all of his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
Past member of the Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Six Children: Mary (Leighton) Trice of Ogdensburg, Paul (Karen) Of Waupaca, Deanne (Grant) Lawson of Milwaukee, Beth (Randy) Gleason of Sheboygan, Donna (Mundell) Maguire of Sierra Vista, AZ., and Steve (Jean) Heier of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Michael Heier

GRANDCHILDREN: Catherine Trice of Ogdensburg, D. Isaac, Calli and Aliza Lawson all of Milwaukee, Megan Gleason of Sheboygan, Siobhan Maguire of Sierra Vista, AZ, Lauren and Stephanie Heier both of Medford

2 Step-Grandchildren and 3 Step-Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING SISTER: Lenore Ruesch of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Five Brothers: Twins Alfred “Fritz” and Albert “Dick”, Tony, Jack and Ray
Three Sisters: Mary, Celine and Kate

DECEASED FATHER: John Heier

DECEASED MOTHER: Catherine Heier (Maiden Name: Vogt)

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Dan Venne, Kelvin and Pat Ruesch, Tracy Heier and David Bach

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Glenn’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School 215 S. Washington Ave. Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Delores M. Goerg


DOLORES M. GOERG

 

AGE: 86

ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:55 AM Saturday, February 2 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 months

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 5

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 6, 1926 at Cudahy, WI

EDUCATION: Cudahy elementary schools and was a graduate of Cudahy high school; Attended Taylor County Normal School, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: October 7, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Delmar “Del” Goerg and he preceded her in death June 18, 2010

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught elementary education at rural Taylor County elementary schools. She enjoyed being with family, reading and traveling throughout the country.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Russell) Sanderson of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Marge) Goerg of Forest Lake, MN, David (Susan) Goerg of Little Canada, MN, Patricia (Ed) Doboszenski of Maple Grove, MN
3 Grandchildren – Sheena & Sierra Goerg of Little Canada, MN, Nicholas Doboszenski of Maple Grove, MN

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Rose (Pete) Themar of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers – Charles & George Hoffman

DECEASED FATHER: Charles V. Hoffman DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Marie Deml

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford
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