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WKEB Obituaries Blog Archives for 2013-06

Arlyn W. Pautz


 

 ARLYN W. PAUTZ

 

AGE: 80

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:10 AM Thursday, June 27 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 29 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Bonnie Jacque-Gorecki

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II at a later date

VISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 29 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 10, 1933 at Medford

EDUCATION: Township of Browning elementary school and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: at Medford to Thelma Graf and they were later divorced; 2nd: March 13, 1965 at NY City to Judith Mildebrand and she preceded him in death in 1972; 3rd: August 15, 1973 at Medford to Anita Knudson-Dahlstrom and she preceded him in death December 25, 2012

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked for Parkins Dairy, Hurd Millwork and worked as an installer for Frey Flooring in Medford until retirement. In retirement, he owned and operated a collectable card shop in Medford. He was an avid bee keeper for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, drawing and bowling.

MEMBER OF: Past member of Community United Church of Christ, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Terry (Maureen) Pautz of Clinton, Dale Pautz of Madison, Cindy (Scott) Knoff of Medford, David (Linda) Pautz of Irma, Dawn (Jeff) Hein of Medford, Cheryl (John) Bluthardt of Battle Creek, MI, Laurie (Ted) Dahl of Medford; Step-Children: Jim Dahlstrom of Green Bay, Russ (Jerilyn) Dahlstrom of Rives Junction, MI, Paul (Terri) Dahlstrom of Berlin, Karen (David) Strobach of Wausau

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Douglas Pautz in 1972; and 1 Grandson in infancy

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

DECEASED FATHER: Herbert Pautz DECEASED MOTHER: Mayme Behling

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials go to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Dennis Wayne Lukes


Dennis Wayne Lukes, 77, Town of Ogema, died in the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff on Tuesday, June 25.

  He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 4, 1935, the son of Joseph and Josephine Lukes. He attended the Westboro High School in Westboro. He was merried to Joyce Kurth in Catawba on December 11, 1954. He operated a dairy farm in the Town of Ogema and logged. He enjoyed his animals, especially the cows, trips to the casino, listening to country music, and visiting with his friends.

  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; by one son, Rick (Anna), Catawba; by two daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Wanish, Catawba, Jani (Nicholas) Lallemont, Phillips; by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and by one sister, Pearl Olson, Medford. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Katina Mabie; by one granddaughter, Cassandra Wanish; by two sisters, Kathryn Nussberger and Ruby Brantner; and by one brother, Donald.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 29, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Catawba with Father Gerald Hagen officiating. Interment will be in the Catawba Cemetery in Catawba. Friends may call at the church after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday until the time of services

  The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral

arrangements.

George B. Skibbe



GEORGE B. SKIBBIE
 

AGE: 74

ADDRESS: W17 County Road M, Rib Lake; Town of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:02 A.M. Tuesday, June 25 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 2 days.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 29 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 29 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 1, 1939 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: 1958 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: July 22, 1961 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Audrey J. Clouse

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He joined the Bricklayers Union in September 1958, where he worked in Milwaukee before moving to Rib Lake in 1968. George worked for various construction companies throughout the state until his retirement in 2001. George loved being outdoors doing things, old cars, auto racing and enjoying his family. He loved going to Royal Gaits in Goodrich for senior dinners and visiting with great friends.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rib Lake; where George served on the church council.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Audrey J. Skibbie of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Patti (Tom) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Sandy Ament of Rib Lake and Scott (Sandy) Skibbie of Franklin, Tennessee

GRANDCHILDREN: Valerie (Nick) Krall, Matt (Ashley) Kraegenbrink, Tabbithae Ament, Joey, Jake and Sara Skibbie, Bradley and Brandon Daniels

GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS: Grace and Alivia Krall
Also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

BROTHER/SISTER DECEASED: Frank Skibbie and Betty Meyer
Also preceded in death by a nephew Jeff Meyer

DECEASED FATHER: Frank P. Skibbie

DECEASED MOTHER: Laura Skibbie (Maiden Name: Schultz)

URNBEARER: Grandson: Matt Kraegenbrink

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

Ralph E. Stark


 

Ralph E. Stark, 66, of Withee, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. His funeral service will be 12:00 noon Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service at the funeral home in Owen. Burial will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Holway.
Ralph was born August 16, 1946 to Allen and Gertrude (Klabon) Stark in Owen, WI.

 

Ralph attended Owen-Withee Public Schools. He worked as a carpenter before taking a job as a welder for Liberty Homes in Dorchester, retiring after 25 years of employment. Ralph married Shirley Stargardt on August 17, 1968 in Withee, WI.
 

Ralph enjoyed hunting, going to auctions and scrapping with Ole. He also loved to ride on the gator with Shirley and the grandkids, going to the races to watch his son race, watching Packer football and he loved reminiscing about the old days. Ralph greatly appreciated the gift of a kidney from his sister-in-law; Lynn.
 

Ralph is survived by his wife; Shirley of Withee, 6 children; Loretta (Dusty) Thorne, Ralph (Kenda) Stark Jr., Christopher (Beverly) Stark, Lisa Fravert, Brian (Natoshka) Stark and Crystal Chenier, 10 grandchildren; Samantha, Zachary, Sabrina, Rebecca, Cheyenne, Sierra, Will, Ben, Sophie and Trenton. He is also survived by a brother; Allen (Denise) Stark. Ralph is further survived by many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews that called him “Grandpa Ralph.”
 

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, sister; Frieda Dean Stark, sister-in-law; Alice, brother-in-law; Doug, and a niece; Angel.
 

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Daniel 'Woody" W. Staples


 

DANIEL “WOODY” W. STAPLES

AGE: 47

ADDRESS: Township of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:55 P.M. Tuesday, June 18 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, June 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

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

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 2:30 P.M. Friday, June 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 17, 1965 at Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION: 1984 Graduate of Medford High School; Received his Associates Degree from North Central Technical College in Tool and Die

MARRIAGE: May 10, 1997 at the United Church of Christ, Medford to Angie M. Netzer and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After college, Woody worked as a Machinist at Marshfield Machine Corporation for a period of time, he then worked as a Window Fabricator at Hurd Millwork for a short time. Woody worked as a Tool and Die Maker at Weathershield from 1987 until 2011. For 4 years in a row he won Junior Nationals in High Power Rifle at Camp Perry, Ohio. Woody was an avid shooter, marksman, hunter, and fisher man. He was a gun smith and enjoyed being outdoors.

MEMBER OF: Lifetime Member of the NRA

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dillon Staples of Prescott, Gabrielle “Gabby” Staples and Lexie Anderson both of Medford

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Ashton and Arabella Wehe of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Brother: Tom (Karen) Staples of Medford
Sister: Sue (Mike) Metz of Medford

SURVIVING MOTHER: Janice K. Staples (Maiden Name: Rehbein) of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: William “Bill” R. Staples

URNBEARER: Son: Dillon Staples

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

Larry "Hassie" R. Hass


 

Larry “Hassie” R. Hass, age 62, of Colby, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his mother’s home under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice surrounded by his loving family holding his hand. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 22, 2013 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service Saturday at the church. There will also be a Celebration of Life Tribute on Friday, June 21 from 5 until ? at the Colby Post #2227 VFW Club. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is serving the family.

Larry was born on June 1, 1951 in Marshfield, the son of Reuben and Winifred (Martens) Hass. He graduated from Colby High School in 1969 and attended North Central Technical College. Larry hauled milk for a year before buying a farm in the Town of Colby in 1972. Last year he celebrated 40 years of farming. Larry loved farming and his last wish of having his crops planted was granted.

He loved working the land, John Deere tractors, tractor pulls, playing cards with the boys, four-wheeling, hunting, June Dairy Breakfasts and could not wait for Packer football. Larry especially loved his family and friends.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn (Bartnik) Luepke in 1973 whom he later divorced and to Pam (Oldham) Hass whom he also divorced.

Larry is survived by his three children: Carrie (Ernie) Kibbel, Spencer, Kimberly Hass, Spencer and Nathan (Jody) Hass, Marshfield; eight grandchildren: Karly and Carson Kibbel, Zachary, Claire, Sarah and Jacob Hass, Kayla and Victoria Cram; his mother, Winifred Herrmann, Abbotsford. He is further survived by his two sisters: Jane (David) Pescinski and Lois (Jeff) Fischer, both of Colby; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben, step-father, Richard Herrmann and a brother, Ronald.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First United Church of Christ or Ministry Home Care Hospice.

“We will miss his laughter and humor” - Hassie’s parting words to all “Peace.”

William "Bill" A. Grinker


 

WILLIAM “BILL” A. GRINKER

 

AGE: 71

ADDRESS:  Owen, WI 54460; A Township of Holway resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:15 PM Sunday, June 16 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 3 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Township of Little Black

VISITATION: 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 11, 1941 at the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Lawndale Grade School, Town of Little Black and was a 1959 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1964 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Joyce Goessl and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he moved to Milwaukee where he was an apprentice and became a tool & die maker. He was employed by and retired in 2000 from A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive in Milwaukee. In 1971 they moved to Oak Creek and in 2002 they moved to the Owen area. He enjoyed returning to live on a dirt road after 40+ years in the city. He was an avid inventor, owning some patents in his name, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joyce Grinker of the Township of Holway

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Christine O’Toole of Stetsonville & Wendy Fait of Port Washington, WI
Grandchildren – Robert and Nicholas Fait of Port Washington, WI & Amanda O’Toole of Stetsonville

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Charles T. O’Toole in 2006

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bob (Dorothy) Grinker of Dorchester, John Grinker of Medford, George (JoAnne) Grinker of Brookfield, Betty Gall of Colby, Don (Betty) Grinker of Milwaukee, Pat (Butch) Hamm of Dorchester, Tom (Kathy) Grinker of Greendale, Joe (Sandy) Grinker of Oak Creek, Dick (Jackie) Grinker of Dorchester

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother-in-law: John Marvin Gall in 2008

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Grinker DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Peissig

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Gary, Jeff, Tommy, Dave

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Lorum "Lem" Everett Morris


 

 

Lorum “Lem” Everett Morris, former Hannibal resident
died at home in Eau Claire, WI on June 14, 2013.

 

Lem was born on April 8, 1947 in Hannibal, WI to
Robert and Betty (Truax) Morris. He attended Hannibal
Elementary School and graduated from Gilman High
School in 1965. After graduation, he worked at Briggs &
Stratton in Milwaukee and then was drafted into the
Army and served for 2 years. He played running back in
the Army football team.

 

Lem married Martha (Wald) Morris on February 8,
1969. They later divorced.

 

From 1968 to 1973, he worked at Presto Industries in
Eau Claire. After that, Lem and Martha owned and
operated L & M Supper Club from 1973-1981. Then he
worked for Burzynski Insurance for about 17 years.
After that, he worked at Olynick’s in Jump River. At the
time of his death, he worked at Menards in Eau Claire.
Lem had a love of sports and hunting, fishing and was
well known for his jokes and sense of humor. He also
was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post 359.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Kelly) Webster,
Sheri (Dale) Johnson, and Jill Morris (Tim Day) all of
Gilman. He is also survived by special friend Rosalie
Fischer of Eau Claire. His sisters are Joan (Earl)
Chwala of Gilman and Janice (Jerry) Winger of Medford.
He is further survived by his seven grandchildren,
Chelsi, Brooke, and Ryan Webster, Emily and Evan
Johnson, and Blake and Bryce Best.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother
Douglas in infancy.

 

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

at New Hope Presbyterian Church-Hannibal. Rev. Brad Carloss
will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday at the Gilman
Funeral Home and one hour prior to service Wednesday at
the Church.
Pallbearers are Kelly Webster, Dale Johnson, Tim Day,
Craig Amborn, Jerry Winger, and Dennis Wald.

 

Danny R. Peterson


 

DANNY R. PETERSON

 

AGE: 51

ADDRESS: 115 Urquhart Street, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:55 AM Thursday, June 13 at his residence in the City of Medford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at the old Catawba Middle School, Catawba, WI & a Time of Remembrance will take place at the Waun-A-Bowl in Waunakee on Saturday June 29 from 2 to 4 PM

OFFICIATING: Pastor John Morrow

VISITATION: 12 Noon until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at the old Catawba Middle School, Catawba, WI

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 30, 1962 at Madison, WI

EDUCATION: Waunakee elementary and was a 1980 graduate of Waunakee High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked construction as a dry-waller in the Waunakee area until October of 1997 when he was handicapped due to a hunting accident. In 2006 he moved to Medford where he worked at Wal-mart and Medford Motors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending & watching various sporting events. He was a recent participant in the World’s Largest Disable Hunt in Willard, WI.

MEMBER OF: United Carpenters Union; United Federation of Disabled Archers; Rock Creek Outdoor Adventures

SURVIVING LOVE OF HIS LIFE: Patricia “Patty” Zegers of Medford & her daughter - Tanita Zegers of Medford

SURVIVING SPECIAL STEP-CHILDREN: Justin “Juice” & Ashley Scholz both of Waunakee

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Darlene (Michael) McGuire of Dellwood, WI & Dale Peterson of Catawba, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – David Peterson in 2012; Sister-in-law: Anita Peterson in 2001; Brother-in-law: Harold Shaw in 1998

SURVIVING PARENTS: Step-Mother: Yvonne Peterson of Pardeeville, WI

DECEASED FATHER: Darvin E. Peterson DECEASED MOTHER: Sharon M. Lange

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and lifelong friends
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Linda T. Buss


 

Linda T. Buss, age 92, formerly of Owen passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Oakbrook Health and Rehab in Thorp. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 22, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is serving the family.

Linda was born on January 29, 1921 in Town of Worden, Clark County, the daughter of William and Susan (Clerf) Huberty. She worked at Blue Moon Cheese before her marriage. On June 30, 1945, Linda was united in marriage to Bernard Buss in the Town of Reseburg. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2005. Together they farmed in the Town of Reseburg until retiring in 1976. After retirement, they moved to Owen and then back to Thorp in 2003. She has resided at Oakbrook Health and Rehab the past 6 years.

Linda was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. She enjoyed baking, cooking, embroidery, shopping trips and dining at Olive Garden. Most especially, Linda loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her children: Bill (Judy) Buss, Thorp, Jim (Karen) Buss, Cottage Grove, MN, Marvin Buss, Thorp and Sandy Buss, Roberts; her daughter-in-law, Mary Buss, Oconomowoc; 8 grandchildren: Chris (Caryn) Buss, Shannon (Diana) Buss, Sheila Buss, Laurie Buss, Kirby (Kristen) Buss, Dan (Jaime) Buss, Mike Buss and Andy (Sara) Buss; 8 great-grandchildren: Dylan, Mike, Alyssa, Rylee, Drew, James, Owen and Izaak. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Ruby Buss, Thorp, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Don Buss, an infant daughter, two brothers, Albert and Paul Huberty and a sister, Verona Berdal.
 

 

Earl H. Boss


 

Earl H. Boss

Age 97, of Colby, passed away June 11, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Gary G. Paul will officiate. Committal services will follow in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at the church in Abbotsford from 9AM until time of services.

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Spencer is assisting Earl’s family.

Earl was born September 8, 1915 in the Town of Holton, Marathon County, the son of the late Walter and Edna (Glenzer) Boss. He attended Abbotsford Elementary School and graduated from Abbotsford High School. Earl was united in marriage to Lorrain Hanson on November 20, 1941. Sadly, she passed away on January 13, 1975. Earl later married Dorothy Koehler on June 5, 1982 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. She survives. Earl owned and operated a dairy farm for many years near Abbotsford until his retirement in 1972.

Hobbies included bowling, fishing, playing sheep head and cribbage. Earl was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved watching the games. He was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Colby; his children: Jack (Cheri) Boss of Maple City, MI; Ron (Olga) Boss of Salt Lake City, UT and Randall (Joyce) Boss of Chesterfield, VA; a step-daughter: Diann (Larry) Empey of Colby; two step-sons: Garry (Connie) Koehler of Marshfield and Rickey (Jan) Koehler of Abbotsford, his sister Ruthie Justice of Lake Tahoe CA, his sister in law Betty Abby of CA. Earl is further survived by his grandchildren: Todd (Amy) Boss of MN; Taryn (Denver) Brunsman of Washington, DC and Carrie (Eric) Olson of Madison; two great grandsons; two great granddaughters; seven step grandchildren; many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Lorrain; a step granddaughter Pamela; five brothers: a twin brother Ernest, Bob, Vernon, Bernard and Victor; two sisters: Lenore and Violet.

Memorials in Earl’s name are being accepted to Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.

Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome to share thoughts and condolences.

Anna Mae Porath


 

Anna Mae Porath, age 83, of Owen, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with her daughter and son by her side. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Anna Mae was born April 23, 1930 in Rockford, IL to John and Mae (Komis) Wesneski. She received her education and graduated from Bee Hive School outside of Owen. Anna Mae was joined in marriage to Arvid Lindgren on June 30, 1951 at the Alliance Church in Curtiss. Together they farmed in the Town of Green Grove until the time of his death in 1969. She then went to school to become a CNA and worked at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement. Anna Mae was joined in marriage to Ed Porath on October 24, 1981 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss.

She enjoyed baking, cooking, canning and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her door was always open for friends and family to visit.

Anna Mae is survived by her children: Gary (Barb) Lindgren of Withee and Debbie (Brook) Hansen of Champlin, MN, her step-children; Rod (Debi) Porath of Loyal, Denise (Ron) Kovalaske of Owen, and Randy Porath of Owen. She is further survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, a sister; Jean (George) Behringer of Winneconne, her step-son-in-law; Steve Brown of Abbotsford and many nieces and nephews.

Anna Mae is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband; Arvid, her second husband; Edwin in 2011, her step-daughter, Debra Brown, a step- granddaughter, Jessica Porath and 2 sisters; Joyce Ackerman, and Norma Miller.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and all who knew her smiling face.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com

 

Rosezella J. Rezutek


 

 

ROSEZELLA J. REZUTEK

 
AGE: 71


ADDRESS: N8305 State Highway 102, Rib Lake; Township of Rib Lake Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:15 A.M. Monday, June 10 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 3 years.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 A.M. Friday, June 14 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 11:15 A.M. Friday, June 14 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 1, 1941 in Rib Lake


EDUCATION: Attended Fawn Valley Grade School, Rib Lake; First 2 years of High School in Janesville and a 1959 Graduate of Rib Lake


MARRIAGE: May 22, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Anton J. Rezutek and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1995.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Rosezella helped her husband on their farm and was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being outside with her plants and flowers. She enjoyed riding horses, collecting Disney movies, hand bells and oil lanterns. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.


MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake and the Spirit Riders Horse Club


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Anthony of Rib Lake, Jonathon (Teresa) of Rib Lake, Maria of Colby, Christopher (Tanya) of Rib Lake, Rebecca (Karl) Blank of Cornell and Jessica (Kevin) Rothmeyer of Edgar


12 GRANDCHILDREN


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Joe (Jamie) Knorn of Rib Lake, Dan (Diane) Knorn of Florida, Anthony (Peggy) Knorn of Green Bay

Sisters: Debbie Knorn of Medford, Philomena (Ron) Lechmaier of Milwaukee and Judy (Randy) Mullins of Texas

SISTER DECEASED: Ruth Koening


DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Knorn


DECEASED MOTHER: Emma J. Knorn (Maiden Name: Berg)


PALLBEARERS: Gabriel Rezutek, Colton Tibbetts, Brian Gollhardt, Peter Katphey, Ardin Wiitala and Matt Winnie


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

 

 

Dr. Leo James "Sonny" Lofland


Dr. Leo James "Sonny" Lofland, 73, Ogema, died in the Kindred Hospital in Mileaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday, June 7, 2013.

 

  He was born in Owen, Wisconsin, on December 15, 1939, the son of Wilmer and Marie Lofland. He was a graduate of the Leavenworth High School in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, received his Bachelor's Degree in Ecosystems Analysis from UW-Green Bay, and his MD from UW-Madison. He was married to Celine Geiger on August 19, 1967, in Abbotsford, Wisconsin. He served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1961, which included service in the 101` Airborne. He then served with the Abbotsford Army National Guard from 1966 to 1977. He was attached to the 724 Engineers and served during the Berlin Crisis, stationed in fort Lewis, Washington. He served the community as a Physician at the Prentice Medical Clinic until the time of his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Prentice and of the National Rifle Association. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, canoeing, and camping.

 

   He is survived by his Wife, Celine; by one son, Derek, Chicago, Illinois; by one daughter, April (Chad) Sutkay, Milwaukee, WI; by two grandchildren, Vienna Christine Sutkay and Violet Leora Sutkay; by his mother, Marie Lofland; by two sisters, Kathy Severance, Clearwater, FL, and Linda Weems, Denver, CO; and by two brothers, John (Barbara) Lofland, Tampa, FL, and Tom (Jill) Lofland, Palm Harbor, FL. He is preceded in death by his father, Wilmer D, Lofland, his daughter, Mary Clara; and by his grandparents, Leo and Helen Bauer.

 

  Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 15, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Prentice with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the Funeral Mass. Military Honors will be conducted by the Southern Price County VFW Post No. 8491. Friends may call at the Prentice High School on Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.for a visitation and on Saturday at the Catholic Church fi-om 12:00 Noon until the time of services.

 

The family suggests that memorials take the form of a donation to Rib Lake Hope Hospice or the National Rifle Association.

The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral

arrangements.

Brandon L. Johnson


 

BRANDON L. JOHNSON

 

AGE: 14

ADDRESS: W8155 County Road A, Curtiss, WI 54422; At Township of Holway resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:04 AM Saturday, June 8 at Memorial Health Center, emergency room, Medford where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION: 3:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM on Wednesday June 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 5, 1998 at Chippewa Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Medford and Stetsonville elementary schools, he had just completed the 8th grade at the Medford Middle School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He enjoyed fishing, hunting, drawing, cars, lego’s, inventing things and spending time with family & friends.

MEMBER OF: Whittlesey Lion’s Youth Baseball, Medford Youth Football

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Hailey Marie Johnson and Riley Johnson both of Medford

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father – Daniel Johnson of Medford; Mother – Jaime (Virgil Wysocki) Metz of Medford
Grandparents: Paternal – Paul & Bonnie Johnson of Gilman; Maternal – Sharon Metz-Gengler of Stetsonville; Mark (Dee Habeck) Metz of Medford
Great Grandparents: Maternal – Florence Swenson & Beulah Metz both of Medford
Deceased Great Grandparents – Paternal – Al & Andy Nichols, Viola & Woodrow Johnson; Maternal – Burdette Swanson, Charles Metz & Grandpa Ron Gengler

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Jace & Jared Purdy, Rory Cegielski, Luke, Cole & Brady Johnson

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Norman E. Lukas


 

Norman E. Lukas, 92, of Abbotsford, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living Center in Colby where he resided since January. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Friday, June 7, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the time of services at the church in Abbotsford. Burial will follow the service at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Donald Schauer, Jerry Weideman, Jason Merkel, Jim Merkel, Tim Bunkelman and Gary Viegut.

Norman was born February 3, 1921 in North Chicago to Frank and Ann (Wysocki) Lukas. He attended Abbotsford Public Schools.

He married Helen Lundahl in October 1946. She preceded him in death in July 1970. Norman farmed in the Town of Mayville. He was also the Township Supervisor for the Town of Mayville. Norman then worked as a custodian at the Abbotsford High School until his retirement in 1986.

Norman married Joyce Viegut in September, 1983, she survives.
He was a member of Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church.
He was an avid stamp, coin and postcard collector. Norman also enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing bingo with his friends.

Norman is survived by his wife, Joyce Lukas of Abbotsford, three children; Joanne Merkel of Lewiston, MN, Gary (Sandy) Lukas of Abbotsford and Patricia Lukas of Madison, two step-children; Patsy (Tim) Bunkelman of Abbotsford and Gary (Jody) Viegut of Abbotsford, his grandchildren: Janelle Weaver, Michelle Dungy, Jason Merkel and James “Jim” Merkel, eleven great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one great-stepchild.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents, twin sons, one daughter and one step-daughter.

In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to the cystic fibrosis foundation at www.cff.org


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

Frank Hendricks


 

Frank Hendriks, age 99, of Withee went to his eternal home to be with his Beloved wife Vi, on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday June 8, 2013 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the Church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Withee.

Frank and his identical twin Brother John were born on March 20, 1914 to Theodore and Nellie Hendriks at Glenwood City, WI. He was a Brother to Ken, Ted, Anton, Mary, Lena, Willamena, Anna and his twin John. As a child the family moved to a farm in rural Thorp.

In December 1940 Frank married Violet Turenne at Thorp. To this marriage were born two daughters Fay and Nancy. In 1941 Frank and Vi, bought a farm in rural Withee where they farmed until their retirement. In addition to farming Frank worked for a few years for the Clark County Highway department. He was also employed by the Frederick Post Company in Owen for 32 years.

In his retirement years he loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed his daily trips to spend time with the Gang at Midway Bar in Withee. He was their source of information about the history of the Owen Withee area.

Frank was a loving husband, Father and Grandfather. The greatest joy in life was being with his family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially their annual fishing trip with their friends.

Frank is survived by his Daughters Fay (Don) Stolp of Mosinee, Nancy (Denny) Henke of Withee, Grandchildren Michael Stolp of California, Jeff (Vickie) Stolp of Stratford, Yvonne (Shane) Moen of Edgar, Monty (Renea) Henke of Medford, and Mindy (Greg) Heiden of Edgar. He is further survived by 11 Great Grandchildren and many special Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Wife Vi in 2010 and his brothers and sisters.

Thank you to Dr. Wirtz and his Staff and to the 1 East Staff of the Clark County Health Care Center for the care you provided for Dad.

Paul E. Meyer


 

Paul E. Meyer, 87, of Dorchester, passed away Monday, June 3, 2012 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Paul was born April 4, 1926 in the Town of Mayville, Wisconsin to Edward and Anna (Geiger) Meyer. He received his education at Saint Louis Catholic School. On June 17, 1953 he was united in marriage to Verna Jean Jensen at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Paul was the founder of Meyer’s Equipment Manufacturing Corporation in Dorchester. He was a member of Saint Louis Parish in Dorchester.

Paul is lovingly survived by his children; Nadine (Tom) Rohrick, Jeanine (Peter) Gelhaus, Keith (Stacy) Meyer, Al (Nancy) Meyer, Gail (Doug) Korhonen, Julie (Mike) Smith and Michael (Lori) Meyer, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother; Roy Meyer.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife; Verna, one son Daniel Meyer, his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.

In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to the Saint Jude Children’s Foundation.

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

Martha A. Haglund


 

MARTHA A. HAGLUND

 

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, 955 E. Allman, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:55 AM Monday, June 3 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 6 months most recently under the care of Aseracare Hospice of Weston

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 5:00 PM Saturday, June 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Kelm

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: 3 – 5 PM on Saturday, June 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 1, 1928 at Medford, WI

EDUCATION: Thielke elementary school, Township of Medford and attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: At Chicago, IL to Enoch M. Haglund and he preceded her in death in 1985

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked in the Chicago area. After her marriage, she did secretarial work while residing in Chicago. After her husband’s death, she moved to Milwaukee to reside near her sister. She returned to Medford in January of 2012. She gave freely to various charities.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Ruth (Rufus) Sween of Milwaukee, Marcella (Robert) Lucia of Westboro, Elaine Maier of Kenosha, Arlene (James) Van Duser of Wisconsin Rapids, Esther (Peter) Kostner of Medford
Brothers – Raymond Tallmann of Medford & Ralph Tallmann of Juneau, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Elmer Tallmann

DECEASED FATHER: August Tallmann DECEASED MOTHER: Ida Schuette

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

Dorothy I. Westendorf


 

Dorothy I. Westendorf, age 98, of Withee, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Memorial Health Center in Medford. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Dorothy was born on September 14, 1914, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Redwine) Hanson in Abbotsford. She attended and graduated from Abbotsford Schools and Teachers College. Dorothy taught in country schools in the Withee area for a few years. She was united in marriage to Russell L. Westendorf on December 29, 1939 at Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Together they farmed in the Town of Maplehurst. Russell preceded her in death on September 3, 1990. Dorothy enjoyed being part of the homemakers and the Clark County Homemakers Chorus, but especially her home, her farm and her family.

Dorothy is survived by her four daughters: Beth (Wally) Kuenne, Stetsonville, Jane (fiancé, Del Burrious) LeFevre, Edgerton, Ann (Larry) Schultze, Hartford and Sue (Ted) Brown, Hastings, MN; seven grandchildren: Jill (Dan) Carstensen, Medford, Julie (Elvis) Hernandez, Madison, Katie (Seth) Tomlin, Waunakee, Russ LeFevre, Edgerton, Lisa (Ryan) Mueller, Elkhorn, Charly (Lindee) Schultze, Milwaukee and Elizabeth Schultze, Hartford. She is further survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Lauren and Alex Carstensen, Trey and Luke Hernandez, Carter, Maysen and Vyvienne Tomlin, Chasen Mueller, Leah Schultze, Sam and Maddie Schultze; brother-in-law, Cletus Schraufnagel, Colby, many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Anna Marie Schraufnagel, her brother, John (Milly) Hanson and son-in-law, Larry LeFevre.

 

Agnes M. Siudak


 Agnes M. Siudak, age 88, of Thorp, passed away on Tuesday, May 28th at Oakbrook Health and Rehab in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 A.M. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.  Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetary.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 8th Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until time of the service at 10:30 A.M.  Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert "Bobbie" J. Maier


 

ROBERT “BOBBY” J. MAIER

 
AGE: 51


ADDRESS: W5256 E. Perkins Street, Medford; Town of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:09 A.M. Thursday, May 30 at his residence


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Celebration of Bobby’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger


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

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11;00 A.M. Saturday, June 8 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 8, 1961 in Oconomowoc


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


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bobby worked at Marathon Cheese for a period of time and also worked as a forklift operator for Weathershield until ill health forced his retirement. He was an avid FORD and Packer fan. In his younger years, Bobby enjoyed racing, he also enjoyed rebuilding cars, weightlifting and fishing.


SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Cathy Hilgart of Minnesota, Deb (Kim) Pero of Montello and Joe B. Maier of California

Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

BROTHERS DECEASED: John E. Maier


DECEASED FATHER: Robert J. Maier


DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret M. Tallman (Maiden Name: Klotz)


HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Nieces and Nephews: Jayme Hilgart-Hofman, Stephen Hilgart, Kevin and Tina Pero


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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

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