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Edward E. Sackman Sr


 

EDWARD E. SACKMAN SR.

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: W4620 County Road D Westboro, WI Township of Westboro Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:05 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice for the past one week.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Edward’s request, no services will be held.

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1930 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford

 

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1959 at Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, to Delores Mayer and she preceded him in death on August 11, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Edward served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1950. After returning home from the service he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Westboro from 1950 until the time of his death. He also worked at the Milk Plant in Westboro for a number of years. Edward ran a paver for Payne & Dolan in Madison for 25 years. He worked for Reliance Black Topping in Madison for a number of years. He was a boxer in high school and during his time in the service. Edward and his wife also fostered five children, Betty, Stella, Sandy, John and Allan. He enjoyed playing cards, watching the Packers, fishing,his aquariums and he loved his “Puppy”.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dawn (Theodore) Thums and Tracy (Rhonda) Sackman, both of Westboro, Mary (Ron Zingale) Simek of Bonita Springs, Fla., Edward Jr. (Dawn) of Menomonee, Rodney (Sandy Niggeman) of Wausau, and Brad (Suzie) of Vadnais Heights, Minn. CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Susanne Blennert and infant grandson

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18

 

GR-GR-GRANDCHILD: 1

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters: Florence Mayer of Chelsea and Ethel Kuzenski of Medford
Brother: George Sackman of Florida

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Herman, Vince, Richard, and Donald Sackman
Sisters: Margaret Schlais and Rosie Marie Martin 2 siblings in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Sackman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Sackman (Maiden Name: Widmer)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later dateHemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Nina L. Neumueller


NINA L. NEUMUELLER

 

AGE: 87

 

ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford; A former Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:05 PM Tuesday, February 25 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 1/2 years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Nina’s request, there will be no funeral services

 

INTERMENT: A private graveside inurnment will take place at a later date at Medford Evergreen Cemetery

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 1, 1927 in the Township of Goodrich

 

MARRIAGE: January 29, 1946 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Robert “Bob” L. Neumueller and he preceded her in death 4-11-2005

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sharon (Robert) Virnig of Medford, Valerie (Michael) Nelson of Colorado, James (Susan) Neumueller of Ringle, Jerold Neumueller of Schofield

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Matthew; Gr. Grandson - Hunter

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5 SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 11

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 6

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Rogers

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie (Strebe) Green-Rogers

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous nieces and nephews
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford in her name
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Eva Rae Berg


 

EVA RAE BERG

 

AGE: 104

 

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Town of Ogema resident, Price County

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:43 AM Tuesday, February 25, at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 6 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 4 at Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Rodney Price

 

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

 

VISITATION: Ogema Baptist Church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 4

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 25, 1910 in the Town of Ogema, Price County

 

EDUCATION: Ogema Elementary school, and was a 1927 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: In 1945 at Janesville, WI to Emil Berg and he preceded her in death in 1986

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a telephone operator in Ogema for 45 years for the Price County Telephone Company until her retirement with honors. She enjoyed crocheting, making doilies, curtains, pictures, table cloths & bed spreads.

 

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema where she was very active and taught Sunday school for over 50 years

 

SURVIVING NIECES: Donna Mae (Otto) Klessig of Ogema, Geraldine Ann (Gerry) Sargent of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Karen (Gene) Utechet of Wausau, Faye Schnepf of Eau Claire, Ann (Ed) Anderson of Colorado, Barbara of Alabama, Darlene (Richard) Johnson of Janesville

 

DECEASED NEPHEW: Sherwood Foss

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sherwood Benhart, Mildred Foss, Irving Peterson & Mary Pearson

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ferdinand Peterson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna (Fryk) Peterson

 

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

Gerda Zurek


 

GERDA ZUREK

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: W2399 Spirit Wood Avenue, Ogema Township of Spirit Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:39 P.M. Monday, February 24 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where she had been a patient for less than one day.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 3, 1937 in New York City, New York

 

EDUCATION: High School graduate of Forest Hills High in New York

 

MARRIAGE: Gerda was united in marriage to Wladyslav Z. Zurek and he preceded her in death in February 1985.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Gerda was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed reading and walking.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Daniel Zurek of Pittsburg, Kansas

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Hadrian and Avery Zurek of Pittsburg, Kansas

 

SURVIVING SISTER: Margaret Thomas of Forest Hills, New York

 

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Thomas

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Irma Thomas (Maiden Name: Mittendorf)

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Hadrian and Avery Zurek

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Gerda’s name to Hope Hospice 537 West Broadway Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Ella M. Guy


 

ELLA M. GUY

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: 979 West Street Rib Lake, Village of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 P.M. Friday, February 21 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 8 days and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 26 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher, Father Dennis Meulemans and Deacon Mark Priniski

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 26 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1918 in the Township of Greenwood

 

EDUCATION: Attended Rib River Grade School

 

MARRIAGE: April 20, 1940 in Chicago to George R. Guy and he preceded her in death on November 13, 1972.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her younger years she was a Nanny in the Chicago area and then worked at Eversharp in Chicago for a period of time. Ella was an assembler at General Products in Chicago until her retirement in 1980, where she then moved to the Rib Lake area. During that time she was also a mother raising her son, Timothy. Ella was a Sacristan for Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Rib Lake. In her retirement she volunteered at the church and the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake as a Eucharistic Minister. Ella also started the Masses at the nursing home and the weekly Rosary Service. She enjoyed gardening, apples, knitting and quilting.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where she was a member of the Christian Mothers for numerous years.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Timothy (Nancy) Guy of Steger, Illinois

 

SURVIVING GRANDSONS: Timothy Guy of Crete, Illinois, John Guy and Christopher Guy both of Steger, Illinois

 

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Elmer Schreiner of Loyal and Emma Schoonover of Casper, Wyoming
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: George, Leo, John, Lawrence “Bud”, Clarence, Ray, Art, Alfred “Fritz” and Harold “Otto”
Sisters: Mary Costley, Agnes Krause and Ruth Quednow

 

DECEASED FATHER: George Schreiner

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Schreiner (Maiden Name: Haider)PALLBEARERS: Timothy Guy, Peter and Carol Banach, Dick, Laura and Peter Schreiner, Diane Eisner, Henry and Fran Rodgers, Lester Lewis, and John Krause

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Ella’s name to Hope Hospice 537 West Broadway Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Russell "Russ" C. Bergman


 

RUSSELL “RUSS” C. BERGMAN

 

AGE: 73

 

ADDRESS: W4904 Holmes Street, Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Ogema, Price County resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 4:30 AM Saturday, February 22 at his residence in the Town of Ogema

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, February 27 at Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema, W4914 Holmes Street, Ogema

 

OFFICIATING: Dale KempINTERMENT: Leavitt Creek Cemetery, Town of Hill, Price County

 

VISITATION: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, February 27

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 26, 1940 at the Town of Hill, Price County

 

EDUCATION: Leavitt Creek Elementary school, Town of Hill, and was a 1958 graduate of Westboro High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 9, 1965 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelsea to Gladys A. Nikkila and she survivesPRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from 1963 – 1965. He worked at the Westboro Cheese Factory, and Ogema Produce for periods of time. For 32 years he worked as a mechanic at Liske Marine in Medford until retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, camping, feeding the birds, sports, school athletic events, spending time with his grandchildren & visiting with friends.

 

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Gladys A. Bergman of Ogema

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Louise (Gary) Freeman of Ogema, Randy (Shari) Bergman of Medford, Scott Bergman of Stevens Point, Barbra (Lars) Holm of Ogema, Anita Lyons of Ogema

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Thomas Lyons in 2002

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 – Dustin (Jenny) Freeman, Kristi Freeman, Nicole (Kyle) Kochan, Ashlee Holm, Derek Bergman, Austin Bergman, Abbie Bergman, Miriam Lyons, Clayton Lyons, Erin Bergman, Lydia Holm, Colby Bergman, Caitlin Holm

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Edna Maatta of Ogema; Brothers – Robert “Bobby” Bergman of Ogema & Ralph (Joyce) Bergman of Grand Rapids, MN; Half-Sister: Miriam “Micky’ Bush of Ashland

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Melvin Bergman, Verna Kyllonen, & 8 half-brothers/sisters

 

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Wilhelm Bergman DECEASED MOTHER: Haydee Marie (Newfors) Bergman

 

PALLBEARERS: Gene Haskins, Dustin Freeman, Jim Tauschek, Clayton Lyons, Derek & Austin Bergman

 

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

Donald A. Reckenthaler


 

DONALD A. RECKENTHALER

 

AGE: 84

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:28 AM Friday, February 21 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 6 years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No services will be held, however, there will be a memorial visitation

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II in the Spring of 2014

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 1 – 5 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 25

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 14, 1929 at Rice Lake, WI

 

EDUCATION: Rice Lake Elementary schools, graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: Previously married and divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving from 1950-1951. After the military, he returned to Medford and worked with his father at Reckenthaler Electric which he later owned & operated until his retirement. He enjoyed flying, traveling, boating & spending time at his cabin on Lake Holcomb.

 

SURVIVING RELATIVES: Niece – Lorna Fifield of Wild Rose
Nephews – David (Linda) Casey of Rib Lake & Kevin (Laurel) Casey of Ogdensburg, WI
Cousin – Mary Jane (Duane) Eckern of Shell LakeWI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Royal in 1961; Sister – Carol Casey in 1999

 

DECEASED FATHER: Melvin Reckenthaler DECEASED MOTHER: Constance A. Eidsmore

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given in Donald’s name to Hope Hospice of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

DuWayne L. "Wiener" Kalepp


 

DuWayne L. "Wiener" Kalepp, age 78, of Abbotsford, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate. Burial will be held in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Tuesday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Wiener was born on January 17, 1936 in Clark County, the son of Harold and Lucille (Bunnell) Kalepp, Sr. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1953. Wiener served in the National Guard during the Berlin Crisis and was stationed inTacoma, WA at Fort Lewis. On September 2, 1961, he was united in marriage to M. Suzanne "Susie" Yach at St. Stephen Church Rectory in Stevens Point.

 

Wiener worked with his father at Kalepp Implement which was in business over 50 years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing and watching sports.

 

Wiener is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susie; four sons: Kyle (Kim) of Athens, Kirk (Pam) of Dorchester, Jay (Renee) of Abbotsford and Tim of Abbotsford; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold "Sonny" (Norma) Kalepp Jr. of Abbotsford and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Keith; a brother, Gerald "Peanuts" and a sister, Jane. 

Dennis G. Dumke


 

Dennis G. Dumke, age 56, of Owen, died as the result of an automobile accident on Friday, February 21, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Bruce Jahnke will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 3:00 PM until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Dennis was born on April 23, 1957 in Stanley, the son of Clarence and Delores (Dulek) Dumke, Sr. He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1975. Dennis worked in Menomonie as foreman for Master Industries/Packaging for 35 years.

 

He liked to shoot pool, throw darts, and take power naps. Dennis also liked to have fun and make people happy. His pride and joy were his family; he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and will dearly by missed by all who knew him.

 

Dennis is survived by his children: Jeremiah "Jay" Dumke of Bellevue, NE and Joan (Gary) Mann of Abbotsford; three grandchildren: Harlee, Scott and Kaiden; his mother, Delores Dumke of Owen; two brothers: Clarence (Janice) Dumke Jr. of Oshkosh and Larry Dumke of Owen and a niece, Pamela Dumke of Oshkosh.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Sr. and his sister, Darlene Schreiner.

 

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.

Glenn S. Higgins


 

Glenn S. Higgins, 87, of Medford, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at Memorial Health Center in Medford with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 21, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Gerard Willger will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until time of services on Friday at the church. Full military rites will follow the service outside the church by the Medford VFW Post #5729.

 

Glenn was born July 14, 1926 in the Town of Molitor to Sherman W. and Beulah (Donaldson) Higgins. He attended Donaldson School and Pine Tree School in the Town of Molitor and attended Medford High School. Glenn joined the US Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served in the Pacific Theater operating Landing Crafts and PT Boats. After his discharge from the Navy he worked in Milwaukee, WI until his marriage to Delores Fischer which took place on May 8, 1947 in Waukesha, WI. They returned to Medford and he worked at Hurds Millwork and farmed in the Town of Molitor until his retirement. He was also a great father to his children. Glenn was a member of the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729 in Medford.

 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

 

Glenn is survived by his wife of 66 years; Delores Higgins of Medford, children; Constance (Wayne) Wagner of Withee, Dan (Kathy) Higgins of Medford, Darrell (Val)Higgins of Medford, Bruce (Pam) Higgins of Medford, Kathy (Dale Euclide) Higgins of Medford, Robin (Paul) Schmidt of Medford, Julie (Mark) Tyznik of Colby, Marty (Tonya) Higgins of Medford and Steve Fischer and family of Medford, two brothers; Richard (Irene) Higgins of Medford and Roger (Faith) Higgins of Medford, two sisters; Lorraine Gengler of Medford and Florence (Malen) Warczytowa of Medford, 33 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters; Genevieve Gengler, Caroline Butler and Marie Nelson, brothers-in-law; Eugene Gengler, Wilfred Butler, Conrad Nelson, Matthew Gengler, Marvin Fischer, Calvin Hein and Rick Patton

 

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

Enola R. Westrich


Enola Rose Westrich

 

AGE: 82

 

ADDRESS: Lived in Perkinstown at N4763 2nd Ave., Medford, WI 54451

 

PLACE, DATE, & TIME OF DEATH: Kennedy Park Nursing and Rehab Center, Schofield, WI
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.  In for rehab care since January 15, 2014

 

PLACE OF BURIAL: 11:00 A.M., February 14, 2014, Graveside service at Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Perkinstown

 

OFFICIATING CLERGYMAN: Don King

 

VISITATION AT: Following the graveside service there was a gathering at 11:30 a.m. at P-Town Saloon and Grill, Perkinstown.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH October 17, 1931 in Perkinstown, WI

 

RECEIVED EDUCATION: Attended Roosevelt School in Perkinstown, WI

 

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: Married Donald H. Westrich, October 23rd, 1948 at Perkinstown Community Church, Perkinstown and they divorced in 1965.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lived most of her life in Perkinstown, except her married years were in the Medford area. Lived on a hobby farm for a while. Homemaker most of her life and employed in the 80s at Zastrow Care Center, Gilman and in the 90s at Hurd Millwork, Medford. She went camping and fishing a lot in her younger years and enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, crochet, crosswords, her kitties, and chocolate.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:
Linda (Jim) Heine of Brooksville, FL
Gary (Patty) Westrich of Medford, WI
Kim (Beth) Westrich of Medford, WI
Jeanette (John) Vogt of Tomahawk, WI
Julie (Robin) Hartzell of Cadott, WI
Carol (Mark) Anderson of Weston, WI
Jason Westrich of Wausau, WI
Russell (Sherri) Westrich of Jump River, WI

 

# LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 17

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS & SISTERS:
Raymond “Bud” Meyer of Medford, WI
Irma Howsden of Owen, WI
Shirley Meyer of Medford, WI
Esther (Gerald “Jerry”) Clarkson of Woodruff, WI
Donald (Lana) Meyer of Holcombe, WI
Lester (Mary) Meyer of Holcombe, WI

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Ernest Meyer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Ruby Alberta Meyer (Maiden Name: Redwine)

 

PALLBEARERS: Gary Westrich, Gary Westrich Jr., Russell Westrich, Mark Anderson, Jon Rothmeier, Jerry Neubauer, Jim Neubauer

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Gladwyn "Spud" F. Asleson


 Gladwyn "Spud" F. Asleson, 89, of Medford passed away on Monday, February 17th at Memorial Nursing Home after receiving many months of in home support from his family.

 

Gladwyn was born on January 15th, 1925 in the Township of Goodrich.  He married his wife Flora (Blumenstein) on September 2, 1944 in Medford.   Gladwyn worked with teams of horses to farm and road construction in his younger years.  Late in life, he enjoyed part time jobs at Medford Motors and Potaczek Scrap Yard.  Gladwyn enjoyed spending time with his dogs, fishing, driving and the outdoors.

 

Gladwyn was preceded in death by his wife Flora Asleson, one sister and his parents.

 

He is survived by his two children...Jean Mueller of Medford and Gerald (Mary) Asleson of Janesville. One brother, William Asleson of Medford, three half siblings, eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

A private family memorial will be held this summer.  All condolences may be sent to Jean Mueller to be shared at the memorial.

Lydia E. Kleutsch


 

LYDIA E. KLEUTSCH

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: 322 N. Washington Medford City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 A.M. Sunday, February 16 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab, Medford where she had been a resident for the past month.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, February 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 23, 1920 in the Township of Molitor

 

EDUCATION: Attended Pine Tree School in the Township of Molitor  

 

MARRIAGE: February 10, 1959 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Clement J. Kleutsch and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1991.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Lydia helped farm on the home place. After her marriage, she raised her family, did gardening and developed pictures for the Star News and the Taylor County Sherriff’s Department for a number of years. Lydia enjoyed gardening, playing cards and watching birds, especially Cardinals. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mike) Grinker of Dorchester, Joe (Significant Other: Debi Griesbach) Kleutsch of Medford and Mark (Jamie) Kleutsch of Medford

 

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Morgan (Traci) Grinker of Dorchester, Mandi (Nathan) Schreiber of Abbotsford, Erick (Fiance: Ashley Freudenthal) Kleutsch of Medford, Joey Kleutsch of Wausau, AJ (Significant Other: Kirsten Hargot) Kleutsch of Wausau and Sam (Significant Other: Tanya Kallenbach) Kleutsch of Spencer

 

2 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS: Ella and Maiya Schreiber of AbbotsfordSURVIVING SISTERS: Elsie Pask of Appleton and Emma Kasparek of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Bill, Emil, Otto, Frank, Herman, Fred, Paul and Carl Schmeiser and Walter Leuthy
Sister: Clara Emstrom

 

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Leuthy

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Leuthy (Maiden Name: Clausnitzer)

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Morgan Grinker, Mandi Schreiber, Erick, Joey, AJ and Sam Kleutsch
Great-Granddaughters: Ella and Maiya Schreiber

 

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

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Russell D. Doberstein


 

Russell D. Doberstein, age 81, of Owen passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

 

Services will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, in Abbotsford, with visitation from 11:00 A.M. to the time of service at 1:00 P.M. Military Honors to be provided by the Owen American Legion Post #123.

 

Russell was born to Julius and Ruth (Potter) Doberstein on March 23, 1932, in the town of Hammel, Taylor County. He received his education graduating from the Medford High School in 1950.
He then went to work for William Buehler and Armin Buehler Construction. He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard until he entered the army in February 1953 and was honorably discharged February 1955. Russell then moved to Milwaukee and was employed at Grade Foundries as a foreman.

 

On July 2, 1955, Russell was united in marriage to the former Shirley Wilksman. They soon moved from Milwaukee to the town of Hoard to do what Russell loved best which was farming. Together they successfully farmed for many years until retirement.
Russell served the Town of Hoard as first supervisor for several years and as town chairman for ten years. He also served on several boards, one of which was the Owen-Withee-Curtiss fire department.

 

Russell was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great, grandfather, and father-in-law to his family, wife, Shirley, and three daughters: Debra Niemi, Lori (Tom) Neumann, and the late Sherri (Wally) Bogseth. Six grandchildren: Corissa (Dan Prior), Nicholas Neumann, Josh Niemi, Dustin Bogseth, Dylan Bogseth, and Brooklynne Bogseth and one great-great grandchild: Brock Daniel Prior.
He is survived by his sister Janet (Lenny) Langteau, brothers James Doberstein and David Doberstein.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Sherri Bogseth, and sister Evelyn (John) Poehnelt.

Dorothy V. Roberts


 

Dorothy V. Roberts, 90, of Owen, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Wissota Health Center in Chippewa Falls. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Bonnie Cain will officiate. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home in Owen. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. Pallbearers will be Jack Jalling, Dennis Schuh, Ken Lynn, Dustin Schuh, Dylan Schuh and Adrian Lynn.

 

Dorothy was born March 7, 1923 ( two doors down from the house she and Roy Miller built on Hwy X in Owen and she lived in for 55 years) to Wilbert and Eva (Robinson) Hansen in Owen, WI. She was a 1941 graduate of Owen High School. She married Larry W. Roberts on May 19, 1943 in Redwood City, CA. After the death of her husband in 1946 she moved back to Owen to reside ever since. Dorothy and Roy Miller also built a cabin on Lake Holcombe in 1960.

 

Dorothy’s passion was sewing and did seamstress work for people in the Owen area, she loved making rosettes from her father’s recipe. Dorothy enjoyed her outdoor flowers, snowmobiling and sitting outside on Lake Holcombe, she looked forward to Friday’s, when she would go to the lake.

 

She is lovingly survived by her son; Larry (Sharon Sanders) Roberts of Ventura, CA, sister-in-law; Geraldine Hansen of Greenfield, good friends, like family; Jack and Ruth Jalling of Chippewa Falls, Dennis, Dawn, Dustin and Dylan Schuh of Chippewa Falls, Ken, Helena, Adrian and Anna Lynn of Colby and many nieces and nephews.

 

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Larry W. Roberts on May 27, 1946 while in the Marine Corp, loving friend; Roy Miller, brother; Wilbert Hansen Jr, sister; Marian Ammentorp, brother-in-law; Roy Ammentorp and niece; Patty Ammentorp.
Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com 

Rose M. Jamrok


 

Rose M. Jamrok, age 87, formerly of Dorchester, WI, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Tendercare Travers City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 17, 2014 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Burial will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 until 4:00 PM Sunday February 16, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester and from 10:00 AM until time of services Monday at the church.

 

Rose was born on September 4, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Emil and Ann (Hrunek) Fitzlaff. She attended Dorchester Country School briefly and graduated from Gage Park High School in Chicago, IL in 1944. As a child, Rose loved spending her summers in Dorchester on the family farm and watching her father play softball.

 

On June 11, 1949, Rose was united in marriage to the love of her life, Edward M. Jamrok at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Chicago. Rose and Ed resided in the Chicago area where Rose was employed as a chemist at Liquid Carbonics for seven years and was instrumental in developing the aerosol Whip Cream that we know today.

 

Rose was devoted to her family and loved being active with her children. She was involved with the PTA and helped organize music shows for their school. Rose was also a wonderful musician, she enjoyed playing the Hawaiian and acoustical guitars, she played guitar for the Carbonite Band, performed at area nursing homes with friends and taught guitar lessons. Rose was also president of the Pleasantdale garden club. She enjoyed playing Parcheesi and Pinochle, Square Dancing and fishing.
Upon retirement, the couple moved to a lake home in Holcombe.

 

Rose is survived by her four children: Roseanne Jamrok of Interlochen, MI/Park City, UT, Thomas (Judy) Jamrok, Glen Ellyn, IL, William (Debora) Jamrok, Houston, TX and Richard (Diane) Jamrok of Cedar Rapids, IA; seven grandchildren: Melissa (Kevin) Hess, Elise (Dillon) Hodges, Jeffrey, Amanda, Quinn, Ashleigh and Madeline Jamrok.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edward on April 20, 2008.
The family would like Memorials designated to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Margaret A. Riehle


 

Margaret A. Riehle, 86, died Monday, February 10th, 2014 at Memorial Nursing Home Center in Medford where she had resided for the past two years and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

 

Margaret A. Heinz was born on January 5, 1928 in Medford to Jacob and Emma (Maiden Name: Brunner) Heinz. She attended Medford area schools and was a graduate of Medford High School.

Her marriage to George A. Riehle took place on April 17, 1948 at Medford and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2002. They moved to the Milwaukee area and later returned to the Gad area where they farmed for 35 years. In addition to farming, she worked at the Medford Nursing Home. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery work. Margaret was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Vera Ann Block of Stetsonville, and Dawn (Randall) Swacker of Jacksonville FL, two sons Val Riehle of the Township of Goodrich and Everett (Martha) Riehle of Eau Claire, three granddaughters, Kristine Woebbeking of Medford, Melissa (Roger) Petrick of Medford, and Tammy (David) Price of Jacksonville, Florida. Four Great- Grandchildren, Trenton and Trevor Woebbeking and Kyle and Kelly Petrick all of Medford. Sister, Mary Blakemore of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, husband George Riehle, sisters Lucille Kleiber, Bertha Backstrom, brother Bill Heinz and son-in-law Warren Block.

 

Funeral Services for Margaret will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 13 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with visitation being from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 13 at the Funeral Home. Honorary Pallbearers are Great Grandchildren: Trenton and Trevor Woebbeking and Kyle and Kelly Petrick. Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Stetsonville Catholic Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Margaret’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Arthur "Art" H. Ludwig


 

ARTHUR “ART” H. LUDWIG

 

AGE: 91

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway, Medford; A former Stetsonville resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:50 PM Thursday, February 6 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 12 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

 

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville
 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5 – 7 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 12

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1922 in the Township of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Liberty Elementary School, Town of Little Black, attended Dorchester High School and was a 1940 graduate of Medford High School; Attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he played in the 2nd Regimental Band

 

MARRIAGE: November 23, 1946 at San Francisco, CA to Beatrice “Bea” E. Niemuth and she preceded him in death January 21, 2013

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked in Chicago @ White Oak Farms until entering the US Army, veteran of WW II. After the military, he worked in Chicago @ Cornell Farms until 1953 when they moved to a dairy farm in the Town of Deer Creek. They later purchased a dairy farm in the Town of Little Black which they operated until moving to Stetsonville in 1996. While farming he worked for the Taylor Co. Highway Dept. and Niemuth Implement Co. until 1984. He enjoyed playing trumpet with area bands in his early years and playing Taps at many local military funerals, woodworking, singing, gardening, fishing, playing cards, was an avid sports fan. He sang solo’s at funerals and weddings. He was the BBQ chicken cook at the annual Stetsonville fireman’s picnic for years.

 

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he was in the church choir, a past council president and president of the cemetery committee; Stetsonville American Legion; Liberty school board

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Bruce (Jan) Ludwig of Rochester, MN, Tim (Kris) Ludwig of Eagle River & Jeff (Cindy) Ludwig of Coon Rapids, MN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son, Doug Ludwig in 1996 & Daughter-in-law, Darla Ludwig in 2004

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 – Brent (Cori) Ludwig, Sarah (Chad) Rothmeier, Allison Ludwig, Courtney (Eric) Maus, Ryan (Sara) Ludwig, Nathan Ludwig, Andrea Ludwig, Steve (Ashley) Ludwig, Dan (Meri) Ludwig, Beth (fiancee Joel Thiesfeldt) Ludwig, Bekah Ludwig GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Asher, Arianne & Norah Ludwig, Grant & Grace Rothmeier, Kolby & Kailey Ludwig, Christian Ludwig

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Betty Fahrenbach of Rhinelander, Marianne (Bob) Olson of WA
Brother – Dennis (Jeanne) Ludwig of Elkhorn, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Lucille Gruny, Ruth Riemer; Brothers – Harold & Jim Ludwig

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Vincent Ludwig DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Marie (Peissig) Ludwig

 

PALLBEARERS: Brent, Ryan, Nathan, Steve & Dan Ludwig, Chad Rothmeier, Eric Maus

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions can be made out to either Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville or Our House Assisted Living of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Joseph "Joe" F. Dahlvig


 

JOSEPH “JOE” F. DAHLVIG

 

AGE: 89

 

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

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 6 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford whre he had resided for the past 2 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Monday, February 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 11 AM until 1:45 PM on Monday, February 10

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1924 in Glen Flora, WI

 

EDUCATION: Ladysmith Elementary and 1942 graduate of Ladysmith High School; Attended Marquette University, Milwaukee and was a graduate of Beck School of Radio

 

MARRIAGE: June 10, 1950 in Flambeau, WI to Ione Gourdoux and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 repairing airplanes in the Aleutian Islands during WW II. After the service, he began a career in radio at WLDY in Ladysmith. In 1955 they moved to Medford where he co-owned and worked as a general manager for WIGM Radio Station until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement, they moved to Tony, WI where they enjoyed 13 years of fishing & woodworking until returning to Medford in 2002.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Served as president of the Medford Lions Club and Kiwanis Club of Medford. He was a Grand Knight of the Medford Knights of Columbus & active in the United Way of Taylor County.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ione Dahlvig of Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gem (Tim) Kaiser of Auburndale, Craig (Donna) Dahlvig of Withee, Joel (Helen) Dahlvig of Lewisville, TX, Bradley “Brad” (Karen) Dahlvig of Medford, Brian (Brian Woods) Dahlvig of Minneapolis, MN

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 – Chris (Tracy) Kaiser of OR, Heather (Kori) Krueger of Marshfield, Lucas (Keycia) Dahlvig of Ripon, Sarah Dahlvig (fiancée Jason Rominski) of Mosinee, Jared Dahlvig of Neenah, Ember (Dan) Shmitt of NY, Katie (Jason) Lindemann of Oshkosh, Eric Dahlvig of Medford, Joe (Helen) Dahlvig of TX, Jon (Melissa) Dahlvig of TX

 

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & 2 step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dolores (Dale) Atwood of Bruce, WI

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Ardell Dahlvig; Sister – Iverdell Dahlvig in her youth

 

DECEASED FATHER: Gustaf Adolphus Dahlvig DECEASED MOTHER: Magdelyn Frances Yerken

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Chris Kaiser, Eric, Lucas & Jon Dahlvig; Great Grandsons – Corbin Krueger & Gavin Dahlvig

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given either to Holy Rosary Parish, Medford or Hope Hospice of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Verna E. Thede


 

Verna E. Thede, age 84, of Abbotsford, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Burial will be held in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 AM until time of services Thursday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Verna was born on August 13, 1929 in the Town of Frankfort, Marathon County, the daughter of Herman and Hattie (Totsch) Syring. She attended Fairchild School and graduated from Colby High School. On April 23, 1949, Verna was united in marriage to Vilas Thede at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Together they farmed in the Town of Colby for 35 years. They retired in 1984 and moved to Abbotsford. After retirement, she worked as a housekeeper for a several families for many years until her health declined.

 

Verna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Verna enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden and reaping the harvest. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.

 

Verna is survived by her husband of 64 years, Vilas of Abbotsford; her brother, Rueben (Arabella) Syring of Edgar; her sister, Irene Hanne of Colby; her sister-in-law, Ellen Syring of Marshfield; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Clarence Syring and her sister, Milda Ramker.

The family requests memorials to be designated to Zion Lutheran Church.
 

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