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Evelyn E. Poehnelt (nee Doberstein)


 

Evelyn E. Poehnelt (nee Doberstein)

Age 84, of Marshfield, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Golden Living Center-Three Oaks in Marshfield with family by her side and under the care of Asera Care Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. The Rev. Daniel Hackel will officiate.  Burial will follow in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 4PM until 8PM at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer and again on Tuesday at the church in Dorchester from 10AM until time of services.  Acting as pallbearers will be Scott, Marc and Eric Poehnelt, Chris and Stephen Onsager, and James Horacek.

Evelyn was born on January 3, 1929 in Langlade County, Wisconsin to the late Julius and Ruth (Potter) Doberstein.  Her education included Taylor County Normal School, Medford Public Schools later attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in teaching.  On September 11, 1948 she married John Stephen “Dutch” Poehnelt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford.  Sadly, Dutch passed away December 16, 1970. 

She is survived by five sons: John (Elizabeth) Poehnelt of Willard; James (Terese) Poehnelt of Sun Prairie; Richard Poehnelt of Willard; Donald (Karen) Poehnelt of West Bend; Bruce (Cynthia) Poehnelt of Pittsville; two daughters: Evelyn (Michael) Onsager of Wisconsin Rapids and Mary (Dennis) Haasl of Arpin; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Evelyn is further survived by one sister Janet (Lenny) Langteau of Chippewa Falls and three brothers: Russell (Shirley) Doberstein of Owen; Jamie (Nancy) Doberstein of Medford and David (Betsy) Doberstein of Rib Lake.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents: Ruth and Julius Doberstein, her husband Dutch; a son Stephen Poehnelt; a grandson Bruce Allen Poehnelt and a special friend Frank Johnas.

Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences

Celia M. "Marge" Rehbein


 

CELIA M. “MARGE” REHBEIN
 
AGE:  88
 
ADDRESS:  517 W. Blackhawk Avenue, Stetsonville
 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:00 A.M. Friday, March 29 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 9 days.
 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford
 
OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Wipf
 
INTERMENT:  Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford  
 
VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford
 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1924 at Springfield, IL
 
EDUCATION: Attended Delavan Area Schools and was a graduate of Westboro High School
 
MARRIAGE: October 3, 1942 at Dorchester to Gilbert J. Rehbein and he preceded her in death on October 5, 1987.
 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Marge worked as a waitress for a number of years at Red and Roses Restaurant in Medford. She also worked as a cook for Mary and Peter’s Chinese Restaurant in Medford for a number of years, which then became the Gas Lite, which then in turn became the Lamp Lighter. Marge then worked as a cook for Miracle Mile Diner until her retirement. In her retirement, she worked at the Medford Sanitary Landfill for a period of time. She was an avid reader, enjoyed embroidery, working on puzzles and cross word puzzles, playing cards and playing dominoes
 
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Betty Ann Turja of Bernalillo, New Mexico; Lois Rehbein of Camp Douglas and Anna (David) Goessl of Medford
 
CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Sons:  Roger in 1993 and Dean in 2005
 
GRANDCHILDREN   8 and 3 Step
 
GR-GRANDCHILDREN   16 and 5 Step      
 
SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS:  Lawrence (Mary) Woolsey of Milwaukee; Alice (Orville) Ballewske of Racine; Barbara Linnemann of Springfield, WI and Shirley Ulrich of Medford  
 
SISTERS DECEASED:  Helen Cypher and Virginia Grossman
 
DECEASED FATHER: Otto W. Loescher
 
DECEASED MOTHER: Celia M. Loescher (Maiden Name: Eichman)
 
URNBEARER: David Goessl
 
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Marge’s family to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Barbara (Shidell) Priebe


 

Barbara (Shidell) Priebe, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1934, to Wallace and Barbara (Finch) Shidell in Schofield, Wisconsin.

  Barbara had many enjoyments in life such as the great outdoors. She loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with her family and friends. Barbara married Donald Priebe on September 6, 1952 and together they raised four children. Barbara worked for (Jelco) Laidlaw for thirty plus years as a school bus driver.

  She is survived by her children, Donna (Tom) Tress, Wausau, David (Kathryn) Priebe, Schofield, Dean (Michelle) Priebe, New Hampshire, Darla (Keith) Schulz, Medford, many nieces and nephews along with fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald, four sisters, six brothers and one grandchild.

  Services will be on March 30, 2013 at Covenant Community Church with Pastor Jess Wakefield officiating. Visitation will start at 11:30 until time of service at 12:30. In lieu of flowers a donation can be given to the church in Barbara’s name. John J Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Leona M. Kuegler


 

Leona M. Kuegler, 97, of Dorchester, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. Rev. Jerome Freimuth will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Dorchester. Burial will follow the service at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Leona Schultz was born December 20, 1915 to Paul and Erna (Wilke) Schultz in the town of Mayville, Clark County. She attended Brady Grade School, Curtiss High School for two years, and then Abbotsford High School for two years. She was a 1934 graduate of Abbotsford High School. Leona and Herbert Kuegler were united in marriage on August 27, 1941 at Saint Peter Lutheran Parsonage, Dorchester. Marriage ceremony was performed by the Reverend John Brandt. Leona with her husband, Herbert, farmed in the town of Little Black, Taylor County for 38 years, from 1941 to 1979.

After Herbert’s passing in May of 1985, Leona moved to Dorchester. She moved into Colby Retirement Community seven years ago and later resided in the Clark County Health Care Center. Leona enjoyed crocheting, playing piano, and jigsaw puzzles.

She was a lifetime member of Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester and was a member of Ladies Aid and LWML Societies.

Leona is survived by her daughters: Sharon (Frank) Adler and Carmen (David) Housel; her grandchildren: Laura (Donald) Breslin, Rachelle (Peter) Benson, and Ronson (Kerri) Mahla; her great grandchildren: David Benson, Aaron Benson, Luke Benson, Paul Benson, Riley Breslin, Megan Breslin, Allison Breslin, Kesech Mahla; and many nieces and nephews.

Leona is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, her grandson: Charles Pierce; and her siblings: Clarence Schultz, Albert Schultz, and Verna Rosenquist.

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

 

Harley H. Faude


 

HARLEY H. FAUDE

AGE:  91
 

 
ADDRESS:  N6457 State Highway 73, Gilman, Township of Cleveland Resident

 
 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  11:25 P.M. Friday, March 22 at the Oakbrook Health and Rehab Center, Thorp where he had resided for the past 3 months


 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


 

 OFFICIATING:  Rev. Dale Horner


 

INTERMENT:  Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Perkinstown, where full military honors will be performed by the Abramowicz-Kaczmarczyk-Cwikla American Legion Post #547, Lublin.


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 19, 1921 in Medford


 

EDUCATION: Attended Lakeview Grade School in the town of Grover


 

MARRIAGE: July 19, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Iris E. Ogle and she survives


 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Harley served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946, while being stationed in the Pacific. After their marriage, they moved to Milwaukee where he worked at Nash Automotive in production for a period of time. They then purchased a dairy farm in Redville and during this time he also worked at Post Manufacturing in Owen. In 1962, they then purchased a dairy farm in Lublin. During this time, Harley and Iris owned and operated a gas station in Perkinstown for a number of years. He also worked at Presto in Eau Claire until his retirement.  After retirement, he worked with his brother-in-law, Glen Ogle for OK Tower Service. Harley enjoyed Hunting, fishing and tinkering around.


 

MEMBER OF:  Abramowicz-Kaczmarczyk-Cwikla American Legion Post #547, Lublin, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gilman and the National Rifle Association


 

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Iris E. Faude of Gilman


 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Joyce (Jim) Peterson of Medford, Diane Faude of Anchorage, Alaska, Bruce Faude of Perkinstown and Larry (Cindy) Faude of Lublin


 

GRANDCHILDREN:   4            GR-GRANDCHILDREN:   8        


 

SURVIVING BROTHER & SISTER: Alvin (Pat) Faude of Withee and Marcella Schindler of Owen


 

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Roy, Eugene and Glen Faude

Bernice Holmes
 
DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Faude

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Selma Faude (Maiden Name: Grietsch)


 

 PALLBEARERS: Honorary- Grandchildren: David LaRock, Michelle Damato, Diana Faude and Crystal Eckstrom


 

Active: Ricky and Allen Faude, Kurt Krug, Brent Ogle, Doug Skabroud and Robbie Drier


 

 OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harley’s family to be designated at a later date

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Rose M. Lehman


 

ROSE M. LEHMAN

AGE: 93

ADDRESS: 955 E. Allman Street, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 18 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 8 months, while being surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery Cemetery, Milan

VISITATION: 3:00 P.M. until the time of services at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 2, 1919 in the Town of Bern, Athens, WI

EDUCATION: Attends Athens Public School

MARRIAGE: July 24, 1937 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens to Edmund G. Lehman and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1996.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Rose was the youngest child of Gottfried and Johanna Romang. Rose and Ed lived and dairy farmed, and retired in the Athen’s area until Ed’s death. In 1996 Rose moved to Medford. Enjoyed baking, crafts, quilting, flower gardening, trips with the ladies aid, and fishing. Rose enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. They were often treated to molasses cookies and kuchen.

MEMBER: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

PAST MEMBER: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Milan, Bethlehem Ladies Aid, and was a Sunday school teacher

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Shirley (Floyd) Rodman of Medford, Gary (Mary Lou) Lehman of Edgar and Diann (Ron) Apfelbeck of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Kitty Lehman of Edgar

CHILDREN DECEASED: Edward G. Lehman on April 16, 2011

13 GRANDCHILDREN; 38 GR-GRANDCHILDREN; 12 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN; 1 GR. GR. GR. GRANDCHILD

SURVIVING SISTER IN LAW: Lorraine Romang of Marathon
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Robert, Edward, and Gottfried Romang. Also a brother Robert Romang in infancy.
Sisters: Hanna Wagner, Julia Neuenschwander

DECEASED FATHER: Gottfried Romang

DECEASED MOTHER: Johanna Romang (Maiden Name: Staeheli)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rose’s name to Hope Hospice, Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Milan
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Carol Ann Stuttgen


 

Carol Ann Stuttgen

April 21, 1956 - March 17, 2013

Carol Ann Stuttgen, age 56, of Colby, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 4:00 PM and again visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at St. Mary’s in Colby.

Carol was born April 21, 1956 to Eugene and Florence (Stauner) Broeske. She attended Pleasant Hill Grade School and Saint Louis Catholic School in Dorchester and was a 1974 graduate of Abbotsford High School. Carol and Melvin Stuttgen were united in marriage on October 4, 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. After graduating from high school she was employed as a cook at Medo Farms in Abbotsford and then Colby Café, later for the Colonial Center Nursing Home in Colby and in the bakery at County Market in Abbotsford. In her later years Carol was employed at Fiskars in Spencer until the plant closed. Carol then worked for Lifenet in Colby until the time of her death.

Carol was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. She was a member of St. Mary’s Christian Mothers. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Carol is lovingly survived by her husband; Melvin Stuttgen of Colby, her children; Carrie Stuttgen of Colby, Susan Stuttgen of Colby and Patrick Stuttgen of Colby. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters; David (Linda) Broeske of Abbotsford, Jean (Dennis) Beisner of Colby, Duane (Sharon) Broeske of Stetsonville, Jim (Cheryl) Broeske of Abbotsford and Donald Broeske of Rib Lake.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents; Eugene and Florence Broeske and her sister; Marilyn Broeske.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com


 

William H. "Bill" Denzin


William H. “Bill” Denzin age 84 of Milan died Sunday evening, March 17, 2013 at the Golden Living Continental Manor, Abbotsford. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens, Wisconsin. Pastor Andy Alberts will officiate. Mark Schroeder will provide music for congregational singing. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery, with Bill’s nephews serving as pallbearers. A time of visitation will be held from 4-8:00PM Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens and again on Saturday from 10:30AM until the time of service. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bill was born July 26, 1928 in the town of Holton, Marathon County. His parents were William and Margaret (Jakobi) Denzin. He attended school in the town of Holton.

Mr. Denzin served in the US Army and was honorably discharged.

On August 29, 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan, Bill was united in marriage to Shirley Fasse. The couple celebrated 59 years of marriage.

At a young age Bill began working alongside his father on the family farm. In 1954 Bill and Shirley purchased a farm in the town of Johnson, where they farmed until 1961. He then accepted a position at Marathon Cheese. Bill became a union heavy equipment operator and worked for Kleist Trucking and later for James Peterson & Son in road construction, until retiring in 1993. He remained active in the Operating Engineers Local 139 throughout his retirement.

Family and faith were central in Bill’s life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens.

Bill enjoyed fishing in the summertime and ice fishing in the winter. He loved being outdoors. Woodworking and snowmobiling were some of his interests. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, especially for how creative he was when story telling or reading of nursery rhymes. For a man that didn’t really like cats, he could quite often be found napping with his cat “Tiggy”.

Bill is lovingly survived by his wife, Shirley Denzin, Milan, daughters, Janine Hupe, Stratford; Maureen (Gary) Belanger, Athens; Corrine (Duane) Bauer, Marshfield; 9 grandchildren, Nathan (Amanda) Hupe, Miranda (Doug Johnson) Hupe, Sarah (Clayton) Venzke, Mindy (Bill) Davis, Becca (Brian) Simpson, Cody, Robin, Holly and Tony Bauer and two step grandchildren, Todd Hupe and Rochelle (Kelly) Blosl, 5 great grandchildren, Juliette and Daniel Hupe, Sydney Venzke, Callie Davis and Owen Simpson, 4 step great grandchildren, Brittany Barritt, Kristen Schecklman, Taylor Hupe and Derek Willman and one sister, Elaine Underwood of Colby further survives.

A son-in-law, Daniel Hupe, a brother, Eldon Denzin and sisters, Delores Wittlinger and Evelyn Bunkelman preceded Bill in death.

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

Clifford F. Steevens


CLIFFORD F. STEEVENS AGE: 90

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 PM Saturday, March 16 at Golden Living Center, Wisconsin Dells where he had resided for the past 3 ½ months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Services are pending at a later date

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

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 13, 1922 in the Township of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Pleasant Valley elementary school, graduate of Medford High School and Taylor County Normal School

MARRIAGE: June 23, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Margaret Zak and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he taught elementary education in Clark & Taylor County elementary schools. He worked in the parts department at Northwest International in Abbotsford for 32 yeears until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed his time as a ham radio operator.

MEMBER OF: Medford Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Margaret Steevens of Baraboo, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Alan (Glenda) Steevens of Baraboo; Daughters – Mary Steevens of Bloomingdale, IL & Ann (Jim Kunick) Steevens of River Forest, IL
Grandson – Nicolas Steevens of St. Paul

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Arline (Richard) Baughman of Sheldon, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Sisters – Esther Clark & Bernice Schuster, plus 1 brother & 1 sister in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Steevens DECEASED MOTHER: Martha Kastner

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

Harvey L. Brandner


 

HARVEY L. BRANDNER AGE: 78

ADDRESS: N4427 Oriole Drive, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:42 AM Saturday, March 16 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 12 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 20 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, March 19 where there will also be a 6:00 PM Catholic prayer/rosary service held that evening; also from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 20

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 29, 1934 in the Town of Medford

EDUCATION: Frey elementary school, Town of Browning and also attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 23, 1954 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Arlene Brushaber and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked at the Medford Farmers Union Co-op, Brandner Oil Company & Weather Shield Mfg. in Medford for periods of time. They farmed in the Town of Medford for 11 years. He worked as a rural mail carrier for a period of time until his retirement. In retirement, he pumped gas at EZ Stop in Medford. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Chelsea Conservation Club; Catholic Knights of Columbus, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Arlene Brandner of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Henry (Lois) Brandner of Medford, Mike (Linda) Brandner of Medford, Debbie (Jerry) Ahrens of Luxemburg, WI, Mary Schmeiser of Medford, Kathy (Harold) Pester of Medford, Pat (Arlis) Brandner of Chippewa Falls, Andrew (Thu) Brandner of Osseo, MN, Judy (Mark) Decker of Medford, Ryan (Stacey) Brandner of Medford, Renee (special friend-Steve Knight) Brandner of Unity, WI

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 24 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Melva (Otto) Klinger of Medford, Delbert (June) Brandner of Medford, Ruth Zuleger of Medford, Ethel (Dick) Laher of Medford, Roger (Janice) Brandner of Medford, Edward Jr. “Sonny” (Rosie) Brandner of Tomahawk, Sharon (Jerry) Nowak of Tennessee

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Brandner DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Frischman

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: All grandchildren not serving as active pallbearers; Active: Grandchildren – Jeremy, Damon, Chris & Hunter Brandner, Jerry “Tiger” Ahrens, Jr., Robin Pester, Wayne Schmeiser, Chance Meyer, Gavin Leonard

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Eldred A. Zastrow


Eldred A. Zastrow, age 87, of the Town of Hamburg, Marathon County, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home under the care of his family and Ministry Home Care Hospice.

Eldred was born on the family farm on April 9, 1925, in the Town of Hamburg, son of the late Paul and Elisabeth (Winter) Zastrow. He married Jean E. Borchardt on September 8, 1951, in the Town of Berlin. She survives. Eldred had been a dairy farmer in the Town of Hamburg, and farming was his passion. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years; dart ball; and deer hunting.

Besides his wife, Jean E. Zastrow, of the Town of Hamburg, Eldred is survived by three daughters, Kay (Mrs. Scott) Drake, Julie (Mrs. Richard) Kuck, and Jolene (Mrs. Jeff) Draxler, all of Athens; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Mrs. Trever) Ostrowski, Wausau, and Justin (wife, Shannon) Kuck, Jill (Mrs. Jonathon) Heier, Jordan Kuck, Brittany (Mrs. Phil) Draxler-Sukow, Jeremy Kuck, and Brooke and Bradley Draxler, all of Athens; four great grandchildren, Jayce and Riley Ostrowski, Hattie Heier, and Mason Kuck; and one sister, Ellen Vandre, Athens.

The funeral will be at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Hamburg. The Rev. Joel Danner will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery, Town of Hamburg. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Hamburg, or Ministry Home Care Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com

 

Margie E. Sova


MARGIE E. SOVA      AGE:  90

 
ADDRESS:  N2148 County Road DD, Withee, WI 54498; A Township of Holway resident
 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  5:28 PM Sunday, March 10 at her residence in the Township of Holway under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice
 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, March 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
 
OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger
 
INTERMENT:  Stetsonville Catholic Cemetery  
 
VISITATION:  Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 13 where there will also be a 5:30 PM Rosary/Prayer service held that evening; visitation also from 9 -10:30 AM on Thursday, March 14
 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 16, 1922 at Medford, WI
 
EDUCATION: Hillside elementary school, Township of Holway
 
MARRIAGE: September 14, 1940 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Arnold R. Sova, Sr. and he preceded her in death October 27, 1983
 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they farmed in the Township of Holway for many years.  She also did foster care for a few years.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening and her family was the most important thing to her.
 
MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
 
SURVIVING CHILDREN:  3 Sons – Russell (Debbie) Sova of Kaukauna, WI, Arnold Jr. “Arnie” Sova of the Township of Holway, and Dennis Sova of Jump River, WI
 
CHILDREN DECEASED:  Daughter – Nancy Sova in1999; Daughter-in-law:  Linda Sova in 2005; Great Granddaughter – Elisha Kaas; and 1 child in infancy
 
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  12        GR-GRANDCHILDREN:  41     GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  1
 
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers – Bennie & Arden Krueger both of the Township of Holway
 
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED:  4 - Louis, Douglas & Eldred Krueger, Ruth Seaborn
 
DECEASED FATHER:     Albert Krueger      DECEASED MOTHER:  Elsie Raasch
 
PALLBEARERS:  Grandsons:  Honorary – Chris Sova; Active – Charles, Kenneth, Devin, Scott, Travis, & Rusty Sova
 
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Hope Hospice of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Charmagne A. "Sherry" Tice


 

Charmagne A. “Sherry” Tice (Nee Lang) of Jackson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 9, 2013 at the age of 75. 

 

Sherry was born on January 14, 1938 in Medford Wisconsin the daughter of the late Walter and Ada (Nee Nelson) Lang.  Sherry was a graduate of Medford High School and Taylor County Teachers College.  She taught all eight grades at a rural one room school near Medford.  Sherry was united in marriage to David Tice on September 19, 1959 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.  After marriage, she accompanied her husband as he completed a 22 year Navy Career, Living in Tennessee, Newfoundland (Canada), Maryland and Florida. Sherry was an active Navy wife, confidently enduring the separations that come with military service while raising three young daughters.  Following David's retirement, the family moved to Cedarburg where she was employed as a Pharmacy Clerk at Snyder Drug Store for nearly 20 years.  She was an active member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving as secretary of the Ladies Aid and attending the Wednesday AM Bible Study group.  Sherry enjoyed crafts, gardening, needlework, spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.
 

Sherry is survived by her husband David; Children: Catherine Skelton, Joanna Stepanski and Julie (Dave) Zietlow; grandchildren: Caroline and Rebecca Skelton; Patrick and Madelynn Stepanski; Amelia and David Zietlow.

 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 13 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.  Interment will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery in Medford, WI. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hemerfuneralservice.com
 
 
 
 

John D. Hutman


 

John D. Hutman, age 69 of Abbotsford, died unexpectedly on Thursday March 7, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00AM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. Burial will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-8:00PM Friday March 15, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Abbotsford. Friends may also call one hour prior to service time at the church on Saturday.

John was born December 27, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the son of Donald and Joan (Nagraba) Hutman. He graduated in 1962 from the Owen-Withee High School.

He was united in marriage to Patricia A. Spence on December 26, 1966 at St Bernard’s Catholic Church.

John and Patricia owned and operated Hutman Heating and Air Conditioning in Abbotsford since 1968.

He was an active member of St Mary’s Catholic Church.

John lived his faith. His family and business were driving forces in his life, especially the love for his wife, Patricia, and his girls. He also cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren.

John had a zest for life and a childlike curiosity in life, as well as in his workshop. He especially took pleasure in finding out what made things tick.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Patricia, Abbotsford, and his six girls: Angela (Craig) Johnson, Farmington, MN; Leslie (James) York, North St Paul, MN; Crystal (Michael) Miller, Hudson, WI; Tabetha (David) Otten, Abbotsford, WI; Given (Sherif Youssef) Hutman, Chicago, IL; and Briana Hutman, Abbotsford; Nine grandchildren: Ty, Drew and Emma Johnson, Spencer and Abigail York; Julia & Ashley Otten; Angelo and Gabriel Hutman.

He is further survived by two sisters, Florette (Rae) Kohn, Medford, WI and a twin sister Kathy (Ray) Cahill, Bloomingdale, IL.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Miranda Hutman, and two brothers.

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

Harlan H. Witt


 

Harlan H. Witt, age 89, of Colby, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby. A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Colby. Burial will follow the service at the Colby Memorial Cemetery.

Harlan was born April 16, 1923 to Charles and Hilda (Molle) Witt in the Town of Green Grove. He received his education at Elmwood County School. Harlan and Margaret Schilling were joined in marriage on June 19, 1946. He farmed in the Town of Beaver and moved into Colby upon retirement in 1991.

Harlan enjoyed polka dancing, square dancing, and playing sheepshead.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Margaret Witt, his children: Dennis Witt of Spencer, Dorine Poehnelt of De Pere, and Donald Witt of Spencer; his grandchildren: Patty Poehnelt, Delaine Laski, and Amber Elsenpeter; and four great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, Elaine (Late Milford) Frome and Joanne (Jack) Leichtman.

Harlan is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Marion, who died in infancy.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Colby is assisting the family with arrangements.

Daniel L. Ahlers


Daniel L. Ahlers, age 24, of Lincoln City, OR, formerly of Jump
River, died as a result of a jet ski accident on Sunday, March 3,
2013 in the ocean at Depoe Bay. Daniel was born March 31,
1988 in Ladysmith, the son of Monte & Kathy (Kavanagh) Ahlers.
After high school, Dan moved out west where he owned his own
lawn care and landscape business, and did home remodeling
jobs during the winter months. He enjoyed playing guitar,
listening to music and ball room dancing with the love of his life,
Lilli.

Dan is survived by his parents, fiancée, Lilli Geurrera of Lincoln
City, OR; siblings, Bobby (Justine) Ahlers of Eau Claire, Cassie
(Miguel) Munoz of California; and Ethan Ahlers of Chippewa
Falls. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents,
Giles and Florence Kavanagh, and paternal grandparents, Jack
& Lenora Ahlers.

Services will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Sheldon Church of Christ with Pastor Jeremy Allard
officiating. Friends and family may call on Saturday evening from
5-7 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home and on Sunday from 2-3
p.m. at the church prior to service time. Inurnment will take place
at a later date in the Mount Nebo Cemetery, Jump River.   

 

Joseph Pawlik Sr


 

Joseph Pawlik Sr. age 90, of Gilman passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
at the Gilman Care Center. Joe was born June 11, 1922 at home in Gilman,
the son of the late John & Anastasia ( ) Pawlik.

He is survived by his wife Florence of Gilman, two daughters, Darlene (Gary)
Plank of Stratford; Dorothy (Stosh) Halida of Lublin,

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joseph Jr. in 2003,

Services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
at the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, Lublin, with Fr. Ted Wojcik
officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call
on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7:30
Panikhida Service. Visitation will continue the next morning from 9:30-10:30
a.m. at the funeral home prior to leaving for church.

 

Madelyne P. Thums


 

Madelyne P. Thums, age 69, of Curtiss, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM with a Rosary at 4 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Colby and visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church in Colby.

Madelyne was born August 26, 1943 to Frank and Dorothy (Stephensen) Arrigoni in Cicero, Illinois. She graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL.
 

Madelyne and Ronald Thums were united in marriage on February 1, 1964 in Forest Park, IL. They later moved to the Curtiss area. Madelyne graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School and worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the birthing center.

Madelyne was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. She was a volunteer at the public library and the Humane Society of Clark County. Madelyne enjoyed crafting, camping, fishing, and traveling. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her lasting sense of humor and kind heart.

Madelyne is survived by her husband, Ronald Thums, her children: Julie Burt of Rhinelander, Ben (Sherri) Thums of Hartland, and Dori (Adam) Tooke of Milwaukee; and her grandchildren: Christopher Thums, Alex Thums, and Veronica Tooke. She is further survived by her half brothers: Bill (June) Johnsen of Oak Lawn, IL and George (Kathy) Thoede of Stoughton, WI.

Madelyne is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Carl Arrigoni, and her half brother, Fred Thoede.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Thums family with funeral arrangements.

 

Clara A. Winkel


 

Clara A. Winkel

Age 96, of Colby, passed away Sunday evening, March 3, 2013 at the House of the Dove Marshfield with family at her bedside and under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. 

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.  The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.  Burial will follow in Colby Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church in Colby from 4:30PM until 8PM and again at the church on Friday from 10AM until time of services.  Acting as Clara’s pallbearers will be Lorin Dassow, David and Daniel Longsdorf, Daniel Holtzheimer, Nathaniel Swenson and Lester Willner.  Clara’s honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters: Darla Dassow, Cari Carlson, Kimberli Winkel and Kristina Holtzheimer.

Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer is assisting the family.

Clara was born May 24, 1916 in the town of Colby, daughter of the late George and Wilhelmina (Schulz) Theilig.  On September 4, 1937 she married Alex Winkel at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby.
He died February 20, 1978.

Besides raising her family, she was employed at area supper clubs as a cook, cooked at Meadow Farms in Abbotsford, worked at a local hardware store and at both the clinic and post office in Colby. 

She was very active in the community.  Along with being a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clara belonged to the Zion Sewing Circle, Our Afternoon Out Homemakers Club,  Colby Senior Citizens Group, Clark County Historical Society, Friends of Colby Library.  She shared her times and talents by volunteering at the Colonial House and reading to Zion Lutheran Preschoolers.  Clara’s hobbies included working in her vegetable and flower gardens, raspberry picking, crocheting, ceramic works and hand crafting.

Survivors include her children: Janice Dassow of Medford; Mardell (Richard) Longsdorf of St. Cloud, MN; Darrel (Marie) Winkel of Hewitt; her grandchildren: Darla Dassow of Robbinsdale, MN; Lorin (Bobbie) Dassow of Medford; Cari Carlson of Marshfield; David (Alissa) Longsdorf of Superior; Daniel (Laurie) Longsdorf of Springfield, MN; Kimberli Winkel of Rockford, IL and Kristina (Daniel) Holtzheimer of Auburndale; 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter Carol, one granddaughter Sandra, one great granddaughter Angel, one son-in-law Hank Dassow, three sisters and two brothers.

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Thomas "Tommy" A. Skripjok


 

THOMAS “TOMMY” A. SKRIPJOK

AGE: 63

ADDRESS: 753 Del Rea Court, Medford, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:55 P.M. Sunday, March 3 at the COHO-Adams CBRF, Colby where he had resided for the past 6 months.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 7 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: David Clements

INTERMENT: Meadowbrook Cemetery, Gilman

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 7 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 8, 1949 in Lublin

EDUCATION: Attended special education schools in Medford

MARRIAGE: He became engaged to Lucille G. Noonan in 1980 and they were married in 1991. Lucille preceded Thomas in death on October 31, 1995

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Thomas worked as an assembler at Black River Industries in Medford for 30 years; he then worked as a custodian at Weathershield for 17 years until his retirement. Tommy enjoyed participating in the Bowling and Track and Field in the Special Olympics. He also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and being outdoors.

MEMBER OF: Taylor County Special Olympics

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sharon (Joe) Tomczak of Lublin, Tony (Connie) Szak of Thorp, Rosemary Offord (Significant Other: Kerry) of Cornell and Robin (Steve) Mravik of Lublin

BROTHERS DECEASED: Daniel and Richard Skripjok

SURVIVING MOTHER: Annabelle D. Skripjok (Maiden Name: Freeman) of Lublin
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Marion S. Skripjok

PALLBEARERS: Tony Szak, Steve Mravik, Paul Thorton and Dave Offord

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

Harriet G. Roal


 

HARRIET G. ROAL AGE: 94

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:40 PM Thursday, February 28 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9 at the Medford United Methodist Church

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Her cremated remains will be interred at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: From 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9 at the Medford United Methodist Church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 14, 1918 at Gilman, WI

EDUCATION: Gilman public schools and was a 1936 graduate of Gilman High School

MARRIAGE: June 8, 1937 at Gilman, WI to Herbert “Herbie” W. Roal and he preceded her in death June 21, 1993

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Milwaukee & Chicago. After their marriage, they owned and operated Herb’s Taxi Service in Medford for over 40 years. She also tended bar and waitressed at area supper clubs for about 15 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, watching sporting events and Sunday drives.

MEMBER OF: Medford United Methodist Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Diane (Peter) Loniello of Medford; Son – David Roal of Madison

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Nancy Duesterbeck in 2012

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 1

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Bert Taylor; Sisters – Mae West & Muriel Taylor

DECEASED FATHER: James C. Taylor DECEASED MOTHER: Anna O. Carlson

URNBEARERS: Jeff Loniello & Scott Beerbohm

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

Lawrence P. Pernsteiner


 

LAWRENCE P. PERNSTEINER AGE: 87

ADDRESS: 529 W. Cedar Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:43 AM Friday, March 1 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 weeks, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, March 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Dennis Meulemans & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 3 where there will be a combined prayer/rosary service held at 5:00 PM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 27, 1926 at the Town of Little Black

EDUCATION: Elementary education at the Little Black State Graded School and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: August 13, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Agnes “Aggie” Cypher and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Served in US Army Signal Corps. from 1944 to 1946 in Vienna, Austria. After the service, he worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 26 years. Then he managed Peoples Choice Credit Union for a number of years until retirement in 1991. He enjoyed fishing & wood working.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Medford Council of the Knights of Columbus; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Club, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Agnes “Aggie” Pernsteiner of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Sandra Halada of Ladysmith, Mary (Rick) Smith of Tomah, Nancy (Al) Higgins of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Norbert Pernsteiner in 1966; Son-in-law: Mark Halada in 2003

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ralph (Darla) Pernsteiner of Spencer, Gerald (Lynette) Pernsteiner of Medford, Kathleen (Frank) Luterbach of Franklin, WI, Alice A. Pernsteiner of Medford, Robert (Jill) Pernsteiner of Hilton Head Island, NC; Sister-in-law: Kathy Pernsteiner of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Sylvester & Willard Pernsteiner

DECEASED FATHER: Casper Pernsteiner DECEASED MOTHER: Alice Annen

PALLBEARERS: Andy Hruby, Kevin Ristow, Shawn Zimmerlee, Adam Tomasko, Joel Rech, Thomas Halada, Leif Tolokken

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given either to Hope Hospice of Medford or Holy Rosary Church & School, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
 

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