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Lucille M. Meyer


 

LUCILLE M. MEYER

 
AGE: 94


ADDRESS: 530 S. Gibson Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:28 A.M. Wednesday, May 29 at her residence

 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Friday May 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT:Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 30 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with a 6:45 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 11:30 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Friday, May 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 3, 1918 in Little Black


EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and a 1937 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 21, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Edward ‘Scotty” L. Meyer and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1989.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Lucille worked as a Nanny in Glenview, Illinois and at various retail businesses in Medford. After her marriage, she was a homemaker. Prior to losing her vision, Lucille enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, working in the yard, sewing, picking berries and baking. She also volunteered extensively at Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: David (Xinliu) of Madison, Gerald ‘Buzz” of Medford, Twins: Richard and Donald both of Madison and Twins: Jean and Ann both of Lakeville, Minnesota


3 GRANDCHILDREN: Michael, Sarah and Laura Meyer


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTER: Sister: Betty Seidl of Medford

Brothers: Tom Seidl of Medford and Richard (Dorothy) Seidl of Milwaukee
Brothers-In-Law: Ray and Joseph Meyer both of Medford
Sisters-In-Law: Connie Seidl of Wausau, Mildred Seidl of Janesville, Martha Seidl of Medford, Marie Hayden of Stetsonville, Mary, Leona and Carol Meyer all of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Sister: Dorothy Rodehaver

5 Brothers: Joseph, Jerome, Arthur, James and Ralph Seidl

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph F. Seidl


DECEASED MOTHER: Louise A. Seidl (Maiden Name: Frenzel)


PALLBEARERS: Lucille’s children will serve as pallbearers


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lucille’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School 215 S. Washington Street Medford, Wisconsin 54451

 

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Vaughn F. Waldhart


 

VAUGHN F. WALDHART AGE: 86
 

ADDRESS: W5092 Linden Road, Ogema, WI; A Township of Ogema resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:30 AM Monday, May 27 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 1 week most recently under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 31 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema


OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

 

INTERMENT: 2:00 PM Friday, May 31 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team


VISITATION: 4-8 PM Thursday, May 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services on Friday, May 31


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1926 at the Township of Little Black, Taylor Co., WI


EDUCATION: Liberty elementary school, Town of Little Black and attended Dorchester High School


MARRIAGE: 1st: June 1, 1950 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Sylvia Mae Koch and she preceded him in death November 11, 1981; 2nd: Aug. 4, 1989 at Phillips to Helen J. Pearson Cummings and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II serving in the European Theater from 1944 to 1945. After the service, he drove gravel, logging and gas truck from 1946 to 1950. He purchased a milk route in 1950 and operated it for 16 years, during which time he also operated a dairy farm south of Stetsonville on Hwy. 13 in the Town of Deer Creek. He later sold the milk route and purchased a US Star Mail route in 1966. After his 2nd marriage, they resided in Town of Ogema where he enjoyed making maple syrup, puttering in the woods, fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.


MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema; Stetsonville American Legion Post #519


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Helen J. Waldhart of Ogema


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Holly (Philip) Wachuta of Stetsonville, Lynda Caskey of River Falls, Lee (Vicki) Waldhart of Stetsonville, Laurie (Thomas) Retzloff of Hartford, Sara (Robert) Fochs of Mosinee; Step-Children: Cathy Cummings, Craig (Joyce) Cummings, Randal (Jeanne) Cummings and Todd (Joani) Cummings all of Ogema, Jeff Cummings of Phillips


CHILDREN DECEASED: Ella & Ida Waldhart in infancy & Nancy Jayne Waldhart in her youth


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & 12 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4 step


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Hollis Waldhart, Edith Weigel and Earl Waldhart in infancy


DECEASED FATHER: Fred Waldhart DECEASED MOTHER: Ella Arndt Waldhart


PALLBEARERS: Seth Callaway, Casey Waldhart, Landon, Colton, Eric & Kyle Cummings, Justin Heizler,


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either: First Lutheran Church, Ogema, Hope Hospice, Medford or the Stetsonville American Legion Post #519

 

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

Gary Allen Isaacs


 

Gary Allen Isaacs, 63, Withee, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 as a result of a one car accident, on Cty Hwy “O” near his home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Withee. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Pastor Thomas Myhre will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gary’s children Joseph, Raquel, and Jonathan, and Son-in-law John Schwanbeck and Daughter-in-law Jennifer Isaacs.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Withee following the service.

Gary was born March 19, 1950 in Stanley, WI. He was the son of John and Virginia Isaacs. He is a graduate of Owen-Withee High School. He began his working career as a press man at the Isaacs Printing Corp. in Withee. He then worked as a Service Technician in several fields, where he earned several certifications, until he retired last year.

Gary was an avid outdoorsman, motorcyclist, and marksman. He loved to fix things for people, and could fix anything. He lived everyday to the fullest, and got all he could out of life.

Gary and Barbara Ann Lehnen were married July 3, 1975. Besides his wife he is survived by his Mother Virginia Isaacs, three children: Joseph (Jennifer German), Raquel (John) Schwanbeck, and Jonathan. He is also survived by three grandsons: Mason and Isaac Schwanbeck, and Lehnen Isaacs; three sisters: Cindy Nielsen and Betty Isaacs of Atascadero, CA, and Sandra (Larry) Shimono of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father John W. Isaacs, his grandparents Marvin and Clara Ruhnke, and Jerry and Bessie Isaacs, and brother David John Isaacs.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home assisted the Isaacs family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com.
 

Hildegard "Hilda" Stuttgen


 

 

  Hildegard “Hilda” Stuttgen, age 97, of Colby, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her residence in the Town of Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby, 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.

Hildegard was born March 24, 1916 to Edwin and Anna (Grewe) Wettstein. She attended Saint Joseph’s Catholic School in Boyd. Hildegard and Nicholas Stuttgen were united in marriage on September 8, 1936 at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Boyd. After their marriage they farmed in the Stanley-Boyd area until Dec. 6, 1953, when they bought a farm in the Town of Colby and continued to farm until 1971, when they moved off the farm and retired.

Hilda was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. She was a member of St. Mary’s Christian Mothers and the Colby VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, sewing, and crocheting. She also loved flowers and tending to her gardens, she was the last member of her card club.

Hilda is lovingly survived by her children; Patricia (Clifford) Wentzel of Spencer, Carol (Edward) Williams of Janesville, Delores Stuttgen of Colby, Donald (Carol) Stuttgen of Eau Claire, Bernard (Colene) Stuttgen of Thorp, Raymond (Kathleen) Stuttgen of Janesville, Anthony (Debra) Stuttgen of Unity, Melvin Stuttgen of Colby, Charles (Darla) Stuttgen of Athens, Sister Kathy Stuttgen of La Crosse, James (Barbara) Stuttgen of Athens, John Stuttgen of La Crosse, William (Debra) Stuttgen of Spencer, Thomas Stuttgen of Colby, Dale (Sandra) Stuttgen of Colby and Robert (Pam) Stuttgen of Colby, 51 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law; Rita Stuttgen of Stanley.

Hilda is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Nicholas Stuttgen, a son; Lawrence Stuttgen, a daughter-in-law; Carol Stuttgen, 5 grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Karon A. Grube


 

KARON A. GRUBE

 
AGE: 69


ADDRESS: 40 MCT, Medford; City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:16 A.M. Saturday, May 25 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where she had been a patient for less than 1 day.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 29 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, May 29 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 21, 1943 in Medford


EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and a 1961 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: June 29, 1963 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Gerald H. Grube and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2007.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Karon worked at the ASCS Office in Medford for two years. After their marriage they moved to Des Plaines, Illinois until returning to Medford ten years later. She worked at Medford Co-operative for ten years. She then worked at Northern Merchandise for 17 years until her retirement in 2007. Karon enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Tammy (Dan) Weber of Dorchester

2 Sons: Scott Grube of Medford and Todd (Diane) Grube of Byron, Minnesota

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Troy Petznick, Jamie (Morgan) Crotteau, Tia and Tara Weber, Brooke, Tyler, Chase, Chad and Gabrina Grube


1 Great-Grandson: Cameron Crotteau


SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: John ‘Jack”(Barbara) Dassow of Hartland and Linda Kenyon of Medford

SISTERS DECEASED: Wanita Bader and Joan Kowalefski
Brothers-In-Law: Ralph Bader, George Kowalefski and Ron Kenyon

DECEASED FATHER: William Dassow Jr.


DECEASED MOTHER: Amelia M. Dassow (Maiden Name: Gebauer)


PALLBEARERS: Troy Petznick, Chad and Tyler Grube, John Clausnitzer


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Verna V. Dallmann


 

Verna V. Dallmann, age 85, of Unity, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the House of the Dove, Marshfield. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. Reverend Al Houts will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Colby and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Unity. Burial will follow the service at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Unity.
 

Verna was born October 22, 1927 to John and Signe (Johnson) Johnson in rural Unity. She attended Unity Grade School and was a 1945 graduate of Unity High School. Verna worked as a secretary for the Spencer Co-op until her marriage to Corwin Dallmann which took place at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity on April 17, 1947. After her marriage she became a stay at home mom.
Verna was a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity where she was in the church choir, Trinity Lutheran LCW, and was in charge of making the dressing for the annual turkey dinner.
She enjoyed going to the cabin at Swamp Sauger, gambling at the casino, watching the Brewers, Packers and the Badgers. Verna also enjoyed gardening and cooking and family was very important to her especially watching the grandchildren’s sports functions.

Verna is survived by her children; Jim (Karon) Dallmann of Rib Lake, and Kathy (Kurt ) Mertens of Colby, grandchildren; Jon (Trisha) Dallmann, Chris Dallmann, Eric (Brittani) Mertens and Kayleigh Mertens, great-grandchildren; Kianna, Madelyn, Ava, Gatlin and Landyn. Verna is also survived by a sister; Eileen Dallmann of Holcombe and a friend; Larry.

Verna is preceded in death by her husband; Corwin, brother; Walter Johnson and her sisters; Helen Ayer and Vivian Bloom.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the Dallmann family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com



 

Geraldine A. Raab


 Geraldine A. Raab, 85, Township of Catawba, died on Saturday, May 18th at the Memorial Health Care Center, Medford, after a short illness.    A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, with Pastor Thomas Reiff officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Catawba Cemetary at a later date.  Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.

  Geraldine was born on March 19th, 1928 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Alvin and Catherine (Gillick) Nelson.  She spent her early life and schooling in Milwaukee.  She then was employed at Woolworth's Department Store in Milwaukee until the time of her marriage to William "Bill" Raab on June 19th, 1948, in Catawba.  He preceded her in death on July 17th, 1997.  After their marriage they made their home in Catawba where she helped operate a dairy farm with her husband.  They raised seven children in Catawba.  She made her home with her daughter Yvette (Jim) Lewis on the family farm after the death of her husband. 

  In her free time, Geraldine enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Prentice Bowling League for many years.  She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, pitching horseshoes, cooking, playing cards, and spending time with her pet chihuahua, "Tigger". 

  Survivors include her seven children, numerous grand and great grandchildren, one brother, Jim (Judy) Nelson, Hawkins, by one sister Marion (Rudy) Haubert, Catawba, and by special friends Mike and Carol, Keith and Vickie, Carrie and Albert and Tom.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, William.

 

Floyd Emmerich


Floyd Emmerich, 80, died on Sunday, May 19th at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  Military rites conducted by Klossner-Dietzler American Legion Post of Medford.  Visitation from 9:00 A.M. to time of services at the church.  Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Molitor Cemetary in the township of Molitor. 

  Floyd Emmercih was born on November 29th, 1932 in Medford to the late Clarence and Ellen Emmerich.  He graduated from Medford High School.   On August 24th, 1957, he married Mary Deml at Holy Rosary Catholic.  Floyd entered the Army in 1952 and was on active duty during the Korean War until his discharge in 1954.   

  Floyd worked as a trucker before his employment at Weather Shield as a machinist.  He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, collecting John Deere Tractors and Antiques, and recently enjoyed a Honors Flight veterans trip to Washington, D.C.

  Survivors include his wife, Mary Emmerich.  Three sons and three daughters in law...Michael and Shirley Emmerich, David and Melissa Emmerich and Patrick and Janet Emmerich.  Five grandchildren...Heide, Alissa, Samuel, Lucas and Marissa.  His brother and sister in law....Larry and Elizabeth Emmerich.

Myron "Mike" R. Brecke


 

Myron “Mike” R. Brecke, age 82, of Curtiss passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. The Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate. Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss. A time of Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, May 20 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers: DJ and Myron Patterson, Patrick and Phillip Gumz, Chris Brecke and Shayne Hanson.

Mike was born on March 19, 1931 in Stetsonville, the son of William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke. He attended Pleasant Valley School. On March 2, 1957, Mike was united in marriage to Sharon Ione Johnson in Stetsonville. Together they farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for 31 years. He also worked for the Medford Co-op, Abbyland Pork Plant and the Clark County Commission on Aging delivering “Meals on Wheels”, retiring in 2011.

Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors, building things, talking and getting to know other people, bowling in leagues and spending time with his family. He also served on numerous boards, including Taylor County Electric and the Farmers Union Milk Marketing Board. Mike also was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, serving as its president and was a member of the Curtiss Lions Club.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sharon; his children: Mark (Peggy), Denise and Karen all of Stetsonville, Juleen (Greg) of Abbotsford and Melissa (Chad) of Withee. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, twin-sister, Myrtle (Howard) Bedroske, sisters, Audrey Vircks, Annabelle Holme, Gladys (Emil) Paur and Elva (Norman) Larson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Vernon (Betty); sister, Stella; two brothers-in-law, Hal Holmes and Willard Vircks and a step-grandson, Louis Voigt.

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

Frederick "Fred" W. Bucki


 

 

FREDERICK“FRED” W. BUCKI AGE: 75
 

ADDRESS: Orland Park, IL


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, May 17 at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL where he was a patient for the past 6 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 AM Thursday May 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements


INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, May 22 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 23


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1937 at Chicago, IL


EDUCATION: Chicago public schools


MARRIAGE: May 27, 1955 at Geneva, IL to Carol Dubuque and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. After the service, he worked as a diesel mechanic and did auto body work in the Chicago area for a period of time. He retired from International Harvester in Chicago after many years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique tractors and spending time on his computer. He also enjoyed spending the summer months at their summer residence in Rib Lake.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Bucki of Orland Park, IL


SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters – Debbie (Jeff) James of Darien, IL, Denise (Mark) Elworthy of Tinley Park, IL, Donna (Charles Jr.) Bernhardt of Sandwich, IL


CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Great Grandchildren: Aubrey March Miller & Jaxon Scott Miller


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Linda (Dennis) Houston of Rib Lake


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – James & Frank Bucki


DECEASED FATHER: Frank Bucki DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Wilhelms


PALLBEARERS: Jeff Heiser, Zachary & David Bernhardt, Matthew Miller, Steven Stanula, Danny Johnson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association

 

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

John C. Rickaby


John C. Rickaby, age 84, of  Medford, went to meet his Lord and Savior on  Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford where he resided for the last three years, surrounded by his loving sister and family. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, May 18, 2013 at New Life Pentecostal Church in Medford. Pastor Ron Schuenke will officiate. A time of visitation will be on Saturday from 11:30 am until the time of service at the church in Medford. Burial will be in the Medford Evergreen Cemetery.

 

John was born in the Town of Medford, Taylor County on August 29, 1928 to Charles and Anna (Ekdahl) Rickaby. He was the seventh of nine children.    

 

He spent most his life in Taylor County, Town of Hammel except for a short time when the family lived in Illinois, the family moved back to the home farm in the Town of Hammel, where he lived until 2008 when he went to live with his sister, Nancy in Abbotsford.

 

John proudly served his country in the US Army from 1950 to 1952. During the time he was in the service, he trained in Fort Knox and went to mechanic school where he earned first place in his class and was honored by leading a huge parade which he was very proud of. John was then stationed in Germany training and repairing the trucks and tanks. He was also wounded there. After returning home he went to work at Hurd Millwork in Medford as a machinist and did maintenance, retiring at the age of 65. John made many of the machines that were used at Hurd Millwork. He also did mechanic work at home for his neighbors and friends.

 

He enjoyed making machines and entered some at the Perkinstown 4th of July parade where he won 1st place. His greatest interest was leading the youth group at church, he enjoyed young people. John traveled some, played piano and sang. He went to swap meets and auctions, but he mostly worked and had no time for himself.

 

John is survived by two sisters; Nancy Cox of Abbotsford and Karen (Earl) Hoeck of Medford and two sisters-in-law; Gerry Rickaby of California and Edna Rickaby of Texas, and nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Walter in 1936, Charles Jr. in 2003 and Kenneth in 2007, three sisters; Helen Staab in 1985, Lillian Selby in 2008 and Mary Jensen in 2011 and four brothers-in-law; Jake Staab, Richard Cox, F. P. Jensen Jr. and Bernard Selby.

  

 

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

 

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Ruth E. Sunderlin


 

RUTH E. SUNDERLIN AGE: 98
 

ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford; A former Rib Lake area resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:50 PM Sunday, May 12 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 year


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, May 17 at United Methodist Church, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin


INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake


VISITATION: United Methodist Church, Rib Lake from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 17


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 14, 1915 at Fairfax, MN


EDUCATION: Riplinger, WI elementary schools and attended Unity, WI High School


MARRIAGE: April 21, 1931 at Neillsville, WI to Ernest Sunderlin and he preceded her in death Dec. 6, 2001


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they resided in Riplinger, Oshkosh, and in 1946 moved to Rib Lake. They owned and operated a plumbing, heating, and bottle gas business for a period of time. They built the Rib Lake Laundry Matt. She also worked at the Rib Lake Shoe Factory & clerked at the IGA Grocery Store. They moved to Horseshoe Bend, AR in 1975, residing there until moving into Country Gardens in Medford 1 year ago. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, bowling, skating & had her private pilot’s license, enjoying flying. She was an artist, taking lessons from Joe O’Brein.


MEMBER OF: United Methodist Churches of Rib Lake & Horseshoe Bend, AR; Flying Farmers Flying Club of AR where she served as Queen for 2 years.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beatrice “Bea” Klemm of Medford, Nancy Baar of Lakeside, CA, Phyllis (Robert) Jester of Fort Mohave, AZ, William “Bill” (Judy) Sunderlin of Fargo, ND


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Robert “Bob” Sunderlin in 1958


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 30

 

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 31


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lucille Brier of Milwaukee


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Lena Dreier, Erna Stromberg, Dora Schultz, Lydia Hardrath, Frieda Wellman, Carl & Victor Dallman


DECEASED FATHER: Fred Dallman DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Falk


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hope Hospice of Medford

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

Carol A. Hoff


 

CAROL A. HOFF

 
AGE: 61

 

ADDRESS: N4343 Castle Road, Medford; Town of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 A.M. Thursday, May 9 at her residence


INTERMENT:Cremainal Inurnment will take place at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18 in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marshfield. In case of inclement weather, services will be held in the chapel at the cemetery.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 24, 1952 in Marshfield


RECEIVED EDUCATION: Graduate of Marshfield High School. Attended U.W. Stevens Point in Communications


MARRIAGE: July 1985 to Harvey Guenther and they later divorced


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Carol worked as an assembler at Weather shield for a number of years. She enjoyed watching sports and crocheting.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Russel (Pat) Hoff of Columbus, WI,


BROTHERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers: Ronald in infancy and Robert in 2001


DECEASED FATHER: Bernard W. Hoff


DECEASED MOTHER: Florence E. Hoff (Maiden Name: Pierce)


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Marjorie M. (Staroselec) Kiefer


WE WERE INFORMED OF THE DEATH OF: 

Marjorie M.(Staroselec) Kiefer, age 94 formerly of Gilman, recently of Thorp, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley.

 

 

Survivors include: her four children- Mary Louise (Gerald) Skalecki of Holcombe, George (Kathy) Staroselec of Whitefish Bay; Tom (Silvia) Starr of Chippewa Falls; and Edmund (Maureen) Staroselec of Sussex, step-daughter, Sandra (Darryl) Werner of Surprise, AZ.

 

SERVICES WILL BE HELD:

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with Father Madanu Sleeva Raju officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. The Gilman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 

Kermit L. Westberg


 

 

 

KERMIT L. WESTBERG AGE: 100
 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake; A former Ogema area resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 7 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 6 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, May 13 at Ogema Baptist Church


OFFICIATING: Pastors Rodney Price, Dave Elleman, Don Rhody


INTERMENT: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Township of Hill


VISITATION: 4 - 7 PM, Sunday, May 12 at Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema and also 10 AM until time of services on Monday, May 13


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 5, 1913 at Nelson County, North Dakota


EDUCATION: Ring elementary school & Forest View elementary school, both in the Ogema area


MARRIAGE: October 19, 1937 at Medford, WI to Florence Mae Nelson and she preceded him in death March 28, 2009


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: His family moved to the Ogema area in his youth. He began logging at the age of 14. He later worked at Ogema Produce where he delivered eggs. Worked for 16 years at Blount in Prentice. He enjoyed hunting wild ginseng, his Boston terrier dogs, bingo, growing roses, dancing, going to the casino, polka music, visiting with friends and family.


MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church; Past member of Central WI Polka Club & the Ogema Lion’s Club


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Stanley (Janet) Westberg of Brantwood & Gary (Karen) Westberg of Ogema

Daughters – Betty (John “Bill”)Saari of Prentice & Marcia (Lonnie) Carlson of Ogema

Daughter-in-law: Carol (Richard) Salzman of Wausau


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ronald Westberg in 1989


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 17 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 31 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 3


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Shirley “Arlene” Loomis of Eau Claire


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Mae Nelson


DECEASED FATHER: Erick Westberg DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Johnston


PALLBEARERS: Terry & Jon Westberg, Scott & Steve Saari, Jame & Jonathon Carlson, Travis Roth


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation


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Raymond W. Steen Sr


RAYMOND W. STEEN, SR. AGE: 84
 

ADDRESS: Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Colby, WI 54421; A former Township of Deer Creek resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:16 AM Thursday, May 9 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Colby where he had resided for the past 7 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 11 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. Joshua Krieger


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Friday, May 10 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 11 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 18, 1929 at the Town of Greenwood


EDUCATION: Town of Greenwood elementary schools


MARRIAGE: May 15, 1948 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Jean Kloth and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed in the Towns of Deer Creek & Browning for many years until retirement. While farming, he also hauled milk for Gad Cheese, made butter for the Medford Creamery, and did woods work. He enjoyed polka music dancing, Brewers baseball & making bird houses.


MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jean B. Steen of Colby, WI


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Raymond (Lynn) Steen, Jr. of Medford, Glen (Cheryl) Steen of Athens, Karen (Leon) Rau of Medford, Lynn (Ronald) Mayer of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Phyllis (Don) Brunner of Medford, Bonnie Leach of Kenosha, Roger (Barb) Steen of Westboro; Sister-in-law: Dorothy Steen of Dorchester; Brother-in-law: Lanny Zimmerlee of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Galen Steen & Shelby Zimmerlee; Brother-in-law: Ervin Leach


DECEASED FATHER: Henry Steen DECEASED MOTHER: Amanda Dassow


PALLBEARERS: James Steen, Todd & Jon Rau, Kent Mayer, Ryan Thurs, Brian Loushine, Tom & Trever Meyer


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to either Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church & School, Medford or Hope Hospice of Medford


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Jan Marie (Hedler) Engel


Jan Marie (Hedler) Engel, 59 of Dorchester passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Jan was born to Dolores (Firnstahl) and Donald Hedler on November 3, 1953. Jan went to and graduated from Saint Mary’s School, Colby High School (class of 1971), and from North Central Technical College (Wausau) with a degree in Secretarial Science.

She was united in marriage to Dennis James Engel on September 21, 1974 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby and officially became the most devoted (and prettiest) farm wife you ever saw. They went on to have three daughters; exactly what Jan wanted and lived her life for. This past September, Dennis and Jan celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary.

Jan enjoyed a successful work life having enjoyed positions at Hedler’s Supermarket, Abbotsford State Bank, Mid-Wisconsin Bank, Stockwell Auctions, and the Hallmark Store. She was also a photographer and videographer for area weddings and graduations. She was an incredibly kind person who always served up the work she did with her trade mark pearly white smile.

The things that she loved were her Christian faith, country music concerts, caring for her horses, photography, walking in the country, biking, scrapbooking, taking fall trips with her sisters, and mowing her beautiful acres of lawn or tending to her numerous flower and vegetable gardens.

Above all she loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, Robby, Reagan, Madisyn, and Kenadie. She took pride in making every holiday, birthday, or any occasion absolutely magical for them by decorating every corner of her house, preparing beautiful gifts, dressing them up in matching outfits, and memorializing these special moments in photos and videos.

Jan is survived by her devoted husband; Dennis, and her adoring daughters; Angela Engel (Travis Schraufnagel) of Colby, Kristin (Rob) McMahon of La Crosse, WI, Megan Engel (Nick Becker) of La Crosse, WI; nephew, Michael (Louise ) Hackel of Greenwood; her loving grandbabies; Reagan, Madisyn, Kenadie Schraufnagel, Robby McMahon; her proud parents; Donald and Dolores Hedler, her mother-in-law; Tootie Engel, and her four sisters; Judy (Richard) Martineau, Kim (Bob) Will, Laurie (Rick) Weber, and Donna (Curt) Scholl.

Jan was preceded in death by her father-in-law; LeRoy Engel and her nephew; Wesley Gay.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Lunch will be served immediately following burial. All are welcome to attend.
Family and friends are invited for visitation on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester with a rosary service at 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am until time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jan Engel may be made to Saint Mary’s School, 205 South Second Street, Colby, WI 54421. This is the school in which she attended, as well as her daughters, and now her grand-daughters.

The Engel family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital and the warm staff at the House of Dove for the compassionate and loving care they gave to Jan. May God Bless You.

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

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com
 

Loretta E. B. Kraemer


 

LORETTA E. KRAEMER

 
AGE: 85


ADDRESS: W4979 Dassow Ave, Medford; Town of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:40 P.M. Tuesday, May 7 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 1 day.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey


OFFICIATING: Rev. Randall Jeppesen


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 28, 1927 in Whittlesey


EDUCATION: Attended Whittlesey elementary school


MARRIAGE: February 7, 1948 to Henry J. Kraemer, they celebrated 65 years together.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Medford until 1971. Loretta was also a housewife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, camping, polka music and dancing, bird watching and flowers.


MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Henry J. Kraemer Jr. of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bonnie Lindow of Medford, Roman (Joyce) Kraemer of Medford, Shirley (Roger) Weiler of Unity, William (Beverley) Kraemer of Medford, Beverly (Marvin) Krautkramer of Edgar, Larry (Kathy) Kraemer of Medford, Thomas Kraemer of Rhinelander and Gary (Lisa) Kraemer of Medford

 
CHILDREN DECEASED: Marcella in infancy and Grandson Scott Lindow


16 Grandchildren; 11 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Step-Great-Grandchildren


SURVINGING BROTHER & SISTER: Edward (Sue) Dassow Jr. of Medford and Marge ( Richard) Jensen of Medford

Sisters-In-law: Lorain Dassow of Medford, Catherine Dassow of Whittlesey Kate Dassow of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS & SISTERS: Elmer, Oscar and Lawrence Dassow, Esther Linzner, Melva Gengler and Erna in infancy


DECEASED FATHER: Edward Dassow Sr.


DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Dassow ( Maiden Name: Lissner)


PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Granddaughters: Laurie Brost, Amy Kostner, Susie Doberstein, Sarah Jakel, Nina Kraemer, Jennifer Freeman and Lisa Marsh

Active: Grandsons: Joey Kraemer, Jimmy Kraemer, Travis Krautkramer, Craig Krautkramer, Phillip Kraemer, Jeff Kraemer, Robert Lindow, Daniel Lindow and Jason Lindow

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

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Kenneth "Kenny" L. Arndt


 

KENNETH“KENNY” L. ARNDT AGE: 76
 

ADDRESS: 1309 Railroad Street, Rib Lake, WI 54470


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:07 PM Tuesday, May 7 at Memorial Health Center, Medford emergency room, where he was taken earlier by ambulance


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 11 at 1309 Railroad Street, Rib Lake, WI


OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements


INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake with military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 21, 1936 at Owen, WI


EDUCATION: Owen schools


MARRIAGE: August 20, 2005 at Marshfield to Genevieve Kenyon and she preceded him in death June 15, 2008


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of the Korean War having served from 1954 – 1962. Then he served in the National Guard from 1979 – 1982. He worked as a farmhand at various farms in the Owen/Withee area. He also worked at Kurt Margs Rendering in Neillsville. In 2008 he moved to Rib Lake. He enjoyed playing cards, dice, telling jokes, fishing, hunting, camping, watching baseball, Nascar and the Green Bay Packers.


MEMBER OF: Rib Lake American Legion


SURVIVING STEP - CHILDREN: Lee (Susan) Kenyon of Lawrenceburg, KY; Dorothy (Robert) Leins of Abbotsford; Judy Kenyon and friend, Larry Rusnek of Rib Lake; Wesley (Jenny) Kenyon of Mosinee


# OF LIVING STEP GRANDCHILDREN: 10 STEP GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dolly (Wayne) Lindberg of Abbotsford, Barbara (Robert) Anderson of Owen, Velda (Harvey) Anderson of Owen


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George & Robert Arndt, Joyce Mengel


DECEASED FATHER: Frank William Arndt DECEASED MOTHER: Myrtle Christine Robertsen


HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Greg Timm, Brian & Robert Leins, Wesley Kenyon, Larry Rusnak, Brandon Miller


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Richard "Dick" G. Gruener


 

RICHARD “DICK” G. GRUENER

 
AGE: 83


ADDRESS: 600 Pearl Street, Rib Lake; Village of Rib lake Resident; Former Medford Area Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:55 A.M. Tuesday, May 7 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 11 years and under the care of Asera Care Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 25 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements


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


VISITATION: 10:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 25 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 12, 1929 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1948 Graduate of Medford High School


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During high school and after high school, Dick worked for his parents bakery in Medford, known as Gruener’s Bakery, as a baker from 1944-1981. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Dick enjoyed watching sports on T.V. and listening to games on the radio.


SURVIVED BY: Aunt: Jeannette Hillis of Eau Claire, WI


DECEASED FATHER: George F. Gruener


DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret P. Gruener (Maiden Name: Guy)


URNBEARER: Cousin: Bob Hillis


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Dick’s name to the Lake Isadore Association
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Kathleen Marie Heinz


 

Kathleen Marie Heinz, age 61 of Minocqua, WI died on Monday, May 6th at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, WI with family by her side.

  Kathy was born on March 14, 1952 in Medford, Wisconsin the daughter of Gerald and Mabel (nee Hartman) Zenner. Kathy, also known as “Mamma,” was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed tending her flower and vegetable gardens; walking her beloved dog, Jada; watching her grandbabies; spending time with girlfriends; fishing and going to NASCAR races with her husband.

  Kathy is survived by her Husband, Mark Heinz of Minocqua, WI and 3 Daughters: Carrie (Jon) Friedland of Lake Tomahawk, WI; Jessie (Joe) Dube of Hazelhurst, WI and Sarah Heinz-Warchol of Minocqua, WI and by 6 Grandchildren: Brayden and Bryn Warchol; Ally and Reese Friedland and Noah and Quinn Dube and by 5 Brothers: Mike (Jean) Zenner of Mosinee, WI; John (Sue) Zenner of Medford, WI; Tom (Donna) Zenner of Medford, WI; Jim (Clarice) Zenner of Medford, WI; Tim (Katie) Zenner of Medford, WI and by 3 Sisters: Cindy Halopka of Medford, WI; Kristy (Brian) Becker of Woodruff, WI; Laura (Al) Ching of Stetsonville, WI and by Sisters-in-law: Joyce (Jim) Krueger of Medford, WI and Diane (David) Tyner of Seattle, WA and Brother-in-law: Tom (Sandy) Heinz of Medford, WI. Further survived by many Nieces, Nephews and numerous friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her Parents, Gerald and Mabel Zenner; Infant Sister, Gemdelyn Zenner; Father and Mother-in-law, William and Mildred Heinz; Sister-in-law; LaVonne Zenner and Brother-in-law, Dale Heinz.

   Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, May 16th at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 17th at Holy Family Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 AM till time of service. Immediately following the Funeral Service will be a reception at the church.

  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Seasons of Life Hospice House, 8951 Woodruff Road, Woodruff, WI 54568 or the Oneida County Humane Society, 1852 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander, WI 54501. Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.

Warren F. Spath


 

Warren F. Spath, age 88, of Medford, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home in Medford. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Rev. James Babler will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and again visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Stetsonville. Burial will follow the service at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stetsonville.

Warren was born February 21, 1925 to Clarence and Lorena (Jahrmarkt) Spath in Nebraska. Warren and Arlene Buckendahl were joined in marriage on October 6, 1946 in Norfolk, NE. They farmed in Nebraska until 1958 when they moved to Wisconsin, where Warren farmed for 20 years in the Little Black Township. He moved to Dorchester in 1978 and worked as a custodian for Dorchester Elementary School for 14 years until retiring in 1992. Warren and Arlene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996.

Warren enjoyed playing cards and trips to the casino. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Warren is survived by his daughter, Shirley (Leon) Gonnering of Marshfield, and his sons: Melvin Spath of Eau Claire, Merlin Spath of Lisle, IL, and Lynn (Glenda Wiese) Spath of Medford, his grandchildren: Kari (Andrew) Selbach of Winston-Salem, NC, Heather (Andrew) Melvin of Greendale, WI, Adam (Pauline) Gonnering of Zimmerman, MN, Jody (Scott) Graham of Plymouth, MA, Jason (Ashley) Barlow of Mesa, AZ, Tracey (Jason) Baker of Eaton, NY, Misty (Marlon) Fruittrell of Alpharetta, GA, and Daniel Bishop. Warren is further survived by his great grandchildren: Lauren and Nathan Selbach, Katelyn and Ryan Melvin, Gracie, Emma, Ethan, and Evan Baker, Carson and Ella Fruittrell, Preston Barlow, and Isabelle, Sophia, and Olivia Graham; his sister, Ruth Steil of Scribner, NE, his sisters-in-law, Helen Spath of North Bend, NE, Dorothy Kirkpatrick of St. Joseph, MO, and Betty Molacek of Columbus, NE.

Warren is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, his brother, Harold Spath, and sister, Ardene Greiser.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Dorchester is assisting the Spath family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Hope Hospice for the care that was provided.

A memorial will be established in Warren’s name at a later date.

julius "Bud" E. Gehrke


 

Julius “Bud” E. Gehrke, age 89 of Colby, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A memorial service will be held 1 PM Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 11:30 AM Wednesday until the time of services at the funeral home in Abbotsford. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Bud was born August 8, 1923 to Ernest and Ruby (Holcombe) Gehrke in Longwood. He received his education at Longwood, Chili, and Hancock country schools. Bud served his country in the Army during World War II. Under General Patton’s direction he fought in the European Theater and African Theater. Bud earned a purple heart, two bronze stars, and many more awards during his service.


Bud and Opal “Carlene” Tuthill were joined in marriage on June 28, 1951 in Kenosha, WI. He worked in a factory and drove forklift in Kenosha and later drove truck. After moving to Colby he farmed and was a janitor for 15 years at Abby High School. After retiring he delivered parts for Ron Lindgren Auto Repair.

Bud enjoyed playing cards, pitching horseshoes, rolling dice, bingo, listening to polka, hunting, and tinkering in his garage. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Bud is survived by his wife, Opal, his daughters: Julia Wright of Marshfield, Deborah Chandler of Madison, and Donna (Daniel) Wigstadt of Dorchester; his 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Bud is further survived by his brothers, Alfred Gehrke of Owen and Allen Gehrke of Fort Meyer, FL.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Russell Gehrke, his grandson, Matthew Thomas, his sisters: Alice Gehrke, Julia Gehrke, Margaret Holmes, and Grace Boyles; and his brothers: Lewis Gerhke, Paul Gehrke, Russell Gehrke, and Donald Gehrke.

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

 

 

Delores "Dee" P. Weber


 

DELORES“DEE” P. WEBER AGE: 82
 

ADDRESS: W5952 County Line Road, Dorchester, WI 54425; A Township of Little Black resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:50 AM Sunday, May 5 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 6 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Dan Hackel, Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Dorchester, WI
 

VISITATION: 4 – 8 PM on Tuesday, May 7 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 8:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening, and also from 9 AM to 10:45 AM on Wednesday, May 8


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 27, 1930 at the Town of Mayville, Clark County


EDUCATION: Pleasant Hill Grade School, Dorchester elementary and graduate of Dorchester High School


MARRIAGE: June 9, 1953 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Francis Weber and he survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked at the Block Hotel in Dorchester and did housekeeping for the Helen & Carl Mertens family prior to her marriage. After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Little Black. She enjoyed baking, gardening, having children around, farming with her husband and polka masses from the Owen/Withee band and choir.


MEMBER OF: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Member of the Busy Homemakers Club; Past President of the St. Louis Catholic Church Woman’s Circle


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Francis Weber of Dorchester


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons– Tom & Dan (Tammy) Weber both of Dorchester;

Daugher – Judy (Matt) Tacke of Medford


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: (9)– Sara, Katie, Alex & Carisa Tacke, Angela Bradford, Tia & Tara Weber, Jamie Crotteau, Troy Petznick GR-GRANDCHILDREN: (1) – Cameron Cottreau


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Marian Bascombe of Hubertus, WI, Elaine Bockin of Medford, Edwin (Dorothy) Broeske of Richfield, Norman Staab of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Dick & Eugene Broeske, Lucille Opetz, Ruth Wilke, John Strassburger & Ronnie Staab in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edwin Conrad Broeske DECEASED MOTHER: Lillian Anna Startz


PALLBEARERS: Alex Tacke, Morgan Crotteau, Joe Etten, Michael Mueller, Carl Blumenthal, Troy Petznick


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation

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Alvord "Al" A. Selk, Jr


 

ALVORD “AL” A. SELK JR.

 
AGE: 71


ADDRESS: 732 W. Maple Street Medford City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:30 P.M. Saturday, May 4 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where he had been taken earlier by ambulance


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday May 10 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 Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 9 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 10 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 21, 1942 in Chili, Wisconsin


EDUCATION: Graduate of Marshfield High School


MARRIAGE: June 15, 1963 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Chili to Billie Lee Binning.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Al entered the mill working industry at Weyerhaeuser and continued his career at both Anson-Gilke and Weather Shield. Following this Al worked for the state agriculture department doing field survey work and was also a small business owner selling his "Woodfolke" art and carvings.


Outside of work Al enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, canoeing, camping, oil painting, carving, reading, and being a connoisseur of Jack Daniels. Al was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will truly be missed.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church


SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Billie L. Selk of Medford


SURVIVNG SONS-IN-LAW: Rick Friendefels and Pat Graf both of Medford


DECEASED DAUGHTERS: Angela A. Friedenfels on July 21, 2006 and Stephanie L. Graf on September 29, 2006.


SURVIVING GRANDDAUGHTERS: Kristin (Matt) Lekie of Crystal, MN, Nicole Graf of Oshkosh and Sam (Significant Other: Troy Sigmund) of Medford


SURVIVNG GREAT-GRANDSONS: Anthony John and Shea Patrick Graf


DECEASED FATHER: Alvord H. Selk Sr.


DECEASED MOTHER: Mable P. Selk (Maiden Name: Verhegan)


HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Rick Friedenfels, Pat Graf, Ron and Matt Lekie, Troy Sigmund and Todd Nernberger


URN BEARER: Jacob Meyers


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

 

 

William M. Rudolph


William M. Rudolph, age 86, of Cayuga, formerly of Medford, died on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at his home.  He was born on April 25, 1927 in Medford, the son of William H. and Clara (Bolz) Rudolph.  His early life and schooling were in Medford.  William was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War.  On May 28, 1953 he married Mildred Niemi in Ogema.  William worked as a mechanic at Frischman Motors in Medford in his younger years and then owned and operated the Medford Standard-Amoco Station for 25 years.  The couple moved to Cayuga after their retirement in 1980.     William was a member of the Medford and Glidden VFW and American Legion Posts.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed trips to Canada and camping.

 

He is survived by:

his wife Mildred of Cayuga

his sister-in-laws:

Winnie Rudolph of Medford

Lillian Miller of Oshkosh

Kathleen (John) Kloehn of Minocqua

and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son William, and (2)brothers: Roy and Melvin Rudolph.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 11:00am from the Glidden VFW Hall.  Rev. Stanley Bahn will officiate.  Military Honors will follow under the auspices of the Glidden VFW Post.

 

A visitation will be held at the VFW Hall on Saturday from 10:00am until the hour of the service.

 

Burial will take place at 1:00pm on Monday May 6 at Evergreen Cemetery in Medford.

 

The Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls is assisting the family.

Alene A. Schmittfranz


 

ALENE A. SCHMITTFRANZ AGE: 99
 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:01 AM Wednesday, May 1 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 3 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Saturday, May 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Sangmoon Kim and Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Chelsea Community Cemetery, Town of Chelsea


VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 11:30 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1914 at Whittlesey, WI


EDUCATION: Whittlesey elementary schools


MARRIAGE: April 7, 1932 at Assumption Catholic Church, Chelsea to Albert Schmittfranz and he preceded her in death March 7, 1998


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She moved to Chelsea in 1932 and worked her whole life as a housewife & mother. She enjoyed gardening, canning, her flowers and feeding the birds.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – James (Linda) Schmittfranz of Rib Lake

Grandchildren – Jean (Pete) Brostrom, Tina (Kris) Brothers, Michelle (Andy) Carlyle, Tony (Bobbie Jean) Schmittfranz, Susan (Joshua) Powell & A. J. Schmittfranz


 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter & Son-in-law –Rosemary (Dennis) Dvorak; infant Son – Thomas


# GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 13 siblings


DECEASED FATHER: Fred Reinke DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Reinholt


PALLBEARERS: Tony & A.J. Schmittfranz, Josh & Jerry Dvorak, Pete Brostrom, Kris Brothers, Andy Carlyle, Josh Powell


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins & friends


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Agatha M. Meski


 

AGATHA M. MESKI

 
AGE: 95


ADDRESS: 650 Pearl Street Rib Lake Village of Rib Lake Resident; Former Milwaukee Area Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:45 P.M. Monday, April 29 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 2 years under the care of Aseracare Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski


INTERMENT:Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake


VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 14, 1918 at Rib Lake


SCHOOL: Attended Rib Lake area schools


MARRIAGE: October 15, 1938 at St. Casimirs Church, Milwaukee to Leo F. Meski and he preceded her in death


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked at Inland Container as a machine operator in Milwaukee for 26 years. Agatha enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, baking, crocheting and traveling.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert (Toni) Miszewski of Ogema and Patricia (Robert) Larson of Franklin, TN


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 4 GR-GRANDCHILDREN 4 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN 2


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bernard Yanko of Rib Lake, John Yanko of Chicago Ridge, IL, Beverly Subel of Muskego and Dolores Knezinek of Sussex


BROTHERS & SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Frank, Louis, Raymond, Richard, Matthew and Lawrence Yanko

Sister: Margaret Everett

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Yanko


DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Yanko (Maiden Name: Pfeiffer)


PALLBEARERS: Joe, Jim, Dan and Luanne Yanko, Becky Rindt and Dorathy Nelson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Agatha’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 

 

 

Christina "Chris" A. Wudi


 

CHRISTINA“CHRIS” A. WUDI AGE: 96
 

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake, WI


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:30 PM Monday, April 29 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 10 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, May 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher


INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood


VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 21, 1916 at the Township of Rib Lake


EDUCATION: Green Grove Graded school, Township of Greenwood


MARRIAGE: June 20, 1934 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Anton “Tony” Wudi and he preceded her in death November 26, 1982


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked most of her life as a homemaker. She cooked at the Little Bohemia in Rib Lake, worked as a nurses aid at the Rib Lake Health Care Center, did baby sitting work and delivered meals on wheels in the Rib Lake area. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, canning, gardening and cooking.


MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake; Past member of the Christian Mothers


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Wayne (Patricia) Wudi of Elmhurst, IL & Russell Wudi of Rib Lake

Daughter – Grace Meyer of St. Paul, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons – Eugene, John & Bob Wudi; Daughter – Barbara Werner


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 20 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 34

 

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: Several


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Twin Sisters: Esther Schreiner of Rib Lake & Estelle Laub of Athens


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Martin Pagel; Sister – Theresa Peche


DECEASED FATHER: John F. Pagel DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Liebanow


PALLBEARERS: Mike, Wayne and Russell Wudi


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

 

 

 

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