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Emma R. Ziembo


 

EMMA R. ZIEMBO

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: N6781 Timber Drive, Rib Lake; A Township of Greenwood resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:55 PM Thursday, May 29 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 2 weeks

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 3:00 PM Sunday, June 1 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

 

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 1 PM until the time of services at 3 PM on Sunday, June 1

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1918 in the Township of Rib Lake

 

EDUCATION: Fawn Valley Elementary School, Town of Rib Lake

 

MARRIAGE: May 30, 1938 at Rib Lake to Felix ”Phillip” A. Ziembo & he preceded her in death January 26, 1973

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Greenwood for many years. While farming, she also worked at the Rib Lake Creamery & Gem Products in Rib Lake for periods of time. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, cooking, playing cards, polka music & trips to the casino.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Lawrence “Larry” (Marge) Ziembo & Le Roy (Karen) Ziembo both of Rib Lake
Grandchildren – Steve (Cindy) Ziembo & Andy (Terese) Ziembo both of Medford, Brian Ziembo of Rib Lake, Debra (Mike) Quednow of Westboro & Julie (Don Yankura of Cleveland, OH
Great-Grandchildren: Brittany, Kyle & Connor Ziembo, Jeffrey & Gina Quednow
Step Great-Grandchildren: Ginny (Curt) Suchocki & Hannah Pflieger
Step Great-Great Grandduaghter – Macy SuchockiSURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Elmer Gerstbergr of Rib Lake; Sister – Betty Quednow of Rib Lake

Sisters-in-law: Marlene Gerstberter, Angela Gerstberger & Helen Ziembo all of Rib Lake, Bernice Ziembo of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Glendon “Sonny”, Otto & Arthur Gerstberger, Esther Kluckman, Alice Ziembo, Edna Rezutek, Marcella Daubert & 2 in infancy

 

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Gerstberger

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Thone

 

PALLBEARERS: Brian, Andy, Steve & Kyle Ziembo, Mike & Jeffrey Quednow

 

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

Lee A. Webb Jr


 

LEE A. WEBB JR.

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: N2568 County Road C Medford Township of Browning Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 28 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab Center, Medford where he had been a resident for the past 9 days, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Lee’s request no services will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1925 in Henryetta, Oklahoma

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Drumright High School in Drumright, Oklahoma
Received an Associated degree in Machine Tool and Welding at North Central Technical College, Wausau

 

MARRIAGE: February 9, 1957 in Newburg, New York to Elaine A. Speers

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lee entered the Seabee’s at the age of 17 and served during WWII. He then entered U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War until his retirement in 1972 with the rank of Master Sergeant. They then moved to the Medford Area where he worked at various companies for several years. Lee was an avid reader, enjoyed keeping up on current events, politics and watching TV, especially Westerns.

 

LIFETIME MEMBER OF: The Retired Enlisted Association, Disabled American Veterans and the Air Force Sergeants Association

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine A. Webb of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Sons: Russell Webb of Medford, Randall Webb of Redondo Beach, California and Robert (Melissa) Webb of Schofield

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTER: Paul Webb of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Blanche Kirby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and John (Trudi) Webb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

BROTHER/SISTERS DECEASED: James Webb
Sisters: Betty Jo Geiser, June and Juanita

 

DECEASED FATHER: Lee A. Webb Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Eula Webb (Maiden Name: Kirkpatrick)

 

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

Harold O. Piller


 

HAROLD O. PILLER

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: W5773 County Road M, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:29 AM Monday, May 26 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: There will be no services

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 6, 1927 at the Town of Medford

 

EDUCATION: Medford area schools

 

MARRIAGE: August 5, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Elaine B. Fischer and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. After the military he returned to Medford and was a proprietor of various area businesses. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoors & spending time with his family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of the Medford VFW Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine B. Piller of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 6 children

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 1

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jennifer Jochimsen of Minnesota & Brother - Robert Piller of Stetsonville

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Ed, George, Ted, Conrad “Happy”& Lawrence Piller

 

DECEASED FATHER: Otto C. Piller

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary A. Sickinger

 

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

Evelyn B. Kapfhamer


 

EVELYN B. KAPFHAMER

 

AGE: 96

 

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, Medford

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 PM Sunday, May 25 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, May 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Thursday, May 29

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1917 in the Town of Little Black

 

EDUCATION: Little White School, Town of Little Black

 

MARRIAGE: July 16, 1940 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Albert J. Kapfhamer and he preceded her in death March 4, 1971

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked as a housekeeper in the Chicago area. Returned to Medford and worked as a cook and baker at Holy Rosary School for 30 years until her retirement in 1994. She loved music.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ronald Kapfhamer in 1988

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter-in-law: Ann Ruddell of Hancock, MI
Grandchildren – Mike Kapfhamer of Milwaukee, Kelly Kratohwil of Quinn, MI, David Kapfhamer of Walnut Creek, CA

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Rita Kuchenbecker of Neillsville & Marilyn (Ernie) Haug of Brookfield

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ray, Henry, Elmer, Leo & Donald Zirngibl, Irene Metz, Anna Schumacher

 

DECEASED FATHER: Mike Zirngibl

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Frances Koestner

 

PALLBEARERS: Nephews - David & Glenn Goessl, Mark Wacek, Bill &Robert Kuchenbecker, Bill Zirngibl

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Richard "Rich" I. Albers


 

RICHARD “RICH” I. ALBERS

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: 227 South 4th Street Medford City of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:50 A.M. Monday, May 26 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 30 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

 

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

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 30 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 17, 1929 at Cresco, Iowa

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 9, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Darlene L. Schindler and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2008.

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Rich worked for a private contractor for putting the poles in from Ashland on South. He then started at Taylor Electric as a lineman and worked there for 41 years until his retirement in 1985 as a Line Superintendant. Rich was a Stock Car Racer and also built a Mercedes. He loved building and flying airplanes, camping, boating and snowmobiling. He enjoyed traveling, his hunting trips out west and wintered in Texas.

 

LIFELONG MEMBER OF: EAA

 

PRESENT MEMBER: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

PAST MEMBER: Knights of Columbus, Medford Lions Club and Stump Jumpers Snowmobile Club where he served as past president

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 5 Children: Michael (Lynn) Bruce (Marie) of Medford, Ann (Ron) Bohn of Stetsonville, Mark (Lori) of Medford and Patricia (Gerard “Giggs”) Mancl of Hewitt

 

SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & 5 Step-Grandchildren

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 6 & 1 Step-Great-Granddaughter

 

SURVIVING BROTHER: Donald (Donna) Albers of Medford
Sister-In-Law: Rosemary Schindler of Shorewood

 

SISTER DECEASED: Clara Schaefer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Edward R. Albers

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna M. Albers (Maiden Name: Grabo)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rich’s name to Hope Hospice of Medford

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Florette P. Kohn


 

FLORETTE "QUEEN B" P. KOHN

 

AGE: 80

 

ADDRESS: N2580 County Highway E Medford Township of Medford Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:20 P.M. Saturday, May 24 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 days surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

 

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 30 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:30 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service and then a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service. Visitation will also be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:40 A.M. Saturday, May 31 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 1, 1934 in Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION: St. Nicholas Ukrainian School in Chicago, Moved to Withee at the age of 12 and attended Redville School. Withee High School. Florette also attended Taylor County Normal School in Medford

 

MARRIAGE: February 27, 1954 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Rae L. Kohn

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Florette was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed service to the community, fishing, traveling and playing cards. She was also a Tupperware dealer for many, many years. Florette served as President of the Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary #5729, President/Treasurer for the Wisconsin 10th District VFW Auxiliary, The Thrifty Go-Getters 4-H Leader for 50+ years, Taylor County 4-H Leaders Association, the 4-H Fair Food Stand, Chairman for the Farm Bureau Ladies, Taylor-Clark County Beekeepers Association and Treasurer of the Taylor County Dairy Promotion Committee (Division of the Milk Marketing Board)

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rae L. Kohn

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael Kohn of Medford, Donna Schneider of Vancouver, Washington, Linda Sebastian of Richmond, Kentucky, Mark Kohn of Medford, David (Jaymi) Kohn of Medford, Lorie (Thomas) Floyd of Bagley, Bruce (Josephine) Kohn of Medford, Gary (Lisa) Kohn of Medford, Mary (Terry Thurman) Kohn of Kentucky and Neal Kohn of Medford

 

17 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN

 

14 GREAT-GRANDCHILDRENSURVIVING SISTER: Kathy (Ray) Cahill of Bloomington, IL

 

BROTHERS DECEASED: Donald, John and Paul Hutman

 

DECEASED FATHER: Donald Hutman

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Joan Hutman (Maiden Name: Nagrava)

 

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

Arvilla M. Casey


 

ARVILLA M. CASEY

 

AGE: 97

 

ADDRESS: 702 W. Dolf St. Colby Former Rib Lake Area Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:15 AM May 25, 2014 at Colonial Center Nursing Home in Colby

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby

 

OFFICIATING: Father Daniel Hackel

 

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Reedsburg, WI

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 28 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1916 in Reedsburg WI in the Town of Winfield

 

EDUCATION: Attended Sandhill Graded School in Sauk County

 

MARRIAGE: April 29, 1939 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg to James P. Casey and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1987

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: While growing up, Arvilla worked on the family dairy farm. She then worked in Madison for a period of time. After her marriage, they moved to Milwaukee where they lived for 10 years. She was employed at Blackhawk Tannery during that time. They then moved to Baraboo where they lived until 1980. They then moved to Rib Lake and lived there until 2005 when she moved to Colby. Arvilla was a volunteer at Hope Hospice. She also helped others by driving them to Dr. appointments or to purchase groceries. She enjoyed knitting, embroidery and most importantly her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, also Christian Mothers at the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for many years.

 

4 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Dan (Connie) Casey of Wisconsin Rapids, Monica (Bill) Tesmer of Colby, Kevin (Anna) Casey of Gilbert, AZ, Tim Casey of Chicago, IL

 

6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Mike, Sean, Caitlin and Cristin Casey, Brooke and Brendan Tesmer, Bradley, Andrew and Matthew Kells

 

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Kathleen Casey of Mauston

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: James Casey on May 16, 2012
2 Grandsons: Michael Casey and an infant Grandson

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Francis, Leo, Harry, Bernard and William Horkan
Sister: Mary Riphahn

 

DECEASED FATHER: Peter J. Horkan

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Nellie E. Horkan (Maiden Name: McCabe)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Dennis C. Baumer


DENNIS C. BAUMER

 

AGE: 86

 

ADDRESS: W4147 County Highway A Stetsonville Township of Deer Creek Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 24 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Service will be held

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 4, 1928 in the Township of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Attended Victory School in the Township of Deer Creek

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dennis worked at Damm Brothers Sawmill for a number of years and then on the home farm until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed hunting.

 

PAST MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

 

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Conrad (Henrietta) Baumer of Manawa and Valerie Baumer of Medford

Brother-In-Law: Raymond Meyer of Medford
Also survived by Nieces and Nephews

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother: Leon Baumer
Sisters: Marlene Baumer, Carmella Wocelka, Elizabeth Sackmann, Silvia Blasel and Rosalie Meyer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Leo Baumer

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Baumer (Maiden Name: Ebert)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit 

Thomas "Tom" J. Knopacki


 

Thomas “Tom” J. Konopacki

Age, 62 of Medford, died unexpectedly on Sunday May 25, 2014, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital. Tom was born on November 13, 1951 in Stevens Point to Lucille (Koback) Konopacki and the late Alois Konopacki.

He attended local schools graduating from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1971. He was married to Patsy Hebblewhite the couple later divorced.

Tom worked at Weather Shield in Medford for the past 13 years, he previously worked at Kimberly Clark.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Plover/Whiting Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, all sports and spending time with his loving grandchildren. Tom was deeply loved, and will be missed greatly by all.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Konopacki of Plover. Sons, Keith (special friend Betsie) Konopacki of Medford and Kory Konopacki of Plover. Grandchildren; Justine, Hailey, Kaydance and Jordan.

Brothers, Dennis (Barbara) Konopacki of Bancroft, Bruce (Sue) Konopacki of Plover and Dave (Mary) Konopacki of Plover. Sister, Marlene (Michael) Raykowski of Plover. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Marvin.

Funeral Services will take place on Thursday May29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2911 Plover Road Plover with Deacon Vernon Linzmeier officiating. Visitation on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials in Tom’s name will be established at a later date. A Celebration of Life Service will also take place in Medford at a later date. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com

Leonard M. Gay


 

Leonard M. Gay, age 84, of Stanley, passed away unexpectedly on
Friday, May 23, 2014 at his home.

 

  He was born on September 15, 1929 in Milwaukee, the son of the

late Edward & Ann (Rembleski) Gay. The family moved just west of

Gilman when he was a young boy. He grew up in Gilman attending

area schools. Leonard joined the Army to fight in the Korean Conflict

where he was severely injured. After that he worked in Ely, MN as a

lumberjack, worked construction for a time in Milwaukee, and was a

bridge builder in Wisconsin before moving back to help run the family

farm. Leonard sold the farm and moved to Stanley in 1991.

 

  He loved going to auctions and buying “treasures.” Leonard also was an
avid outdoorsman but most of all loved deer hunting.

 

  He is survived by his brothers, Raymond of Cornell, Richard (Ann) of
Sun City West, Ari., Robert (Pamela) of Chippewa Falls, and William of
Coon Rapids, MN, one sister, Kathleen (Donald) Winn of Brooklyn
Center, MN, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents and brother Walter.

 

  Funeral services will be at 11:30AM on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at
the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Father Madanu Sleeva Raja
officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery with military rites by
the Gilman American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from
10AM until time of service. Memorials are appreciated to the VFW in
Leonard’s name.

Arthur A. Jarvis


 

Arthur A. Jarvis, age 87, of Withee, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the church in Withee. Burial will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Arthur was born September 15, 1926, the son of Joseph and Jennie (Eckola) Jarvis in Crystal Falls, MI. He was a 1944 graduate of Crystal Falls High School. After graduation Art enlisted in the US Air Force. Following his military service, Art attended Michigan State University and earned a BS degree in Agriculture. Arthur was united in marriage to Waverly Ann Mitchell on June 17, 1950 at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River, MI. He taught at Felch High School in Michigan from 1950 to 1954. He returned to Michigan State and earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine. They later moved to Cornell, WI for 3 years and moved to the Owen-Withee area and resided there ever since.

 

Art was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and the Owen-Withee Lions Club, Owen Masonic Lodge, Owen American Legion and he also served on the Owen-Withee School Board and on the State Bank of Withee Board. He earned 3 awards while being a member of the Lions Club; Birch-Sturm Fellow, Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion of the year 1965-1966.

 

Art enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, playing cards and traveling with his wife, Waverly.

 

Arthur is survived by his son, Gary (Glorinda Marie) Jarvis of San Francisco Bay area, CA, his granddaughter; Angelina (Randy) Severson of the San Francisco Bay area and a great-grandson; Orion Severson, and other relatives and friends. He is further survived by a sister; Marge (Will) Kottke of Phoenix, AZ, brothers; Ray Jarvis of Marquette, MI, Edward (Joan) Jarvis of Crystal Falls, MI and Ted Jarvis of Nashville, TN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Waverly on April 27, 2013; his daughter; Gayle Jarvis, brother; Fran Jarvis and sisters; Joyce Heynan and Arlene Price.
In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to Nazareth Lutheran Church.

Patricia "Pat" Zutavern


 

PATRICIA “PAT” A. ZUTAVERN

 

AGE: 73

 

ADDRESS: W3192 North Ave. Rib Lake, a Town of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:20 A.M. Wednesday, May 21, at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday May 31, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. Saturday, May 31, until 10:45 A.M. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 4th 1940 in Medford

 

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1959 at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Rib Lake to John A. Zutavern

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In Patricia’s younger years she worked at a bakery and as a switchboard operator for a period of time in the Milwaukee area. In 1969, they moved to the Rib Lake area where she was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed listening to music, especially George Jones, loved gardening, flowers, and taking care of her family.

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: John A. Zutavern of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dan (Candy) Zutavern of Westboro, Terri Pfingsten of Rib Lake and Steve (Christy) Zutavern of Rib Lake

 

6 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN

 

1 GREAT-GRANDCHILD

 

SURVIVING PARENT:MOTHER: Pauline E. Thums (Maiden Name: Mann) of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Ron Thums of Curtiss and Mike (Mary Ellen) Thums of Rib Lake

 

DECEASED FATHER: Bennedick J. Thums

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Carl and Jacob Zutavern, Luke Allan, Tasha Pfingsten, Mary Lawrence, Gary Marschke and Evelyn Allan.

 

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

Roy "Grandpa" Klinger


  Roy "Grandpa" Klinger, 85, of the Town of Goodrich, passed away on Thursday, May 15 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

  Roy was born in Taylor County on September 6th, 1928 to Otto and Alma (Title) Klinger Sr.  He attended Medford Schools.  After school he went west to work until he returned to Taylor County to farm.  After farming, Roy worked as a logger until he retired at the age of 79.

  Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing and time at the cabins at the lake.  He spent quality time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all who cherished him.

  He married Annette Jari and was later divorced.

  Roy is survived by his four children, Judy (John) Lemke of Hamburg, Steve (special friend Lyn) Klinger, Jeff (Kathy) Klinger and Linda (Leon) Hraby all of Medford.  Grandchildren, Stacy Roessler, John Lemke Jr, Jenny Lemke, Kim Woller, Alfred Lemke III, Ashley Lemke, Larry Klinger, Stephen Klinger, Samantha Klinger-Landzettel, Jeff Klinger Jr, Lee Hraby, Lyle Hraby and Liza Hraby.  He also has 19 great-grandchilderen and one great-great granddaughter.

  He is also survived by a brother, Otto Jr of Medford and a sister, Ruth, of Milwaukee.

  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Faber.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 A.M. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Goodrich.  Visitation and fellowship will follow in the Goodrich Town Hall at W1196 Mira Avenue.

Jay A. Viergutz


 

JAY A. VIERGUTZ

 

AGE: 59

 

ADDRESS: W6738 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:33 PM Friday, May 16 at his residence in the Town of Medford under the loving care of his family

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, May 19 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 13, 1955 at Marshfield, WI

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and was a 1973 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 21, 1976 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Valerie “Val” L. Wegerer and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee, then Osmose Railroad of Madison for periods of time. He returned to Medford and worked at Deep Rock & Rudolph’s Standard for periods of time. Then he worked as a maintenance man for Memorial Hospital, Holy Rosary Catholic Church & School & the Medford Middle School until ill health forced his retirement. He was a firefighter for the Medford Fire Dept., a Taylor County E.M.T. & was a Deputy Coroner/Medical Examiner for periods of time. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren, fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, making fire wood & the outdoors.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of Chelsea Bowmen’s Club & Tee-Hi Golf Club

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Valerie “Val” L. Viergutz of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mandi Sue Viergutz of Madison & Jason “Eddie” (Marijane) Viergutz of Dorchester

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Riley & Madeline Viergutz of Dorchester

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jack (Pam) Viergutz of Medford & Shane (Jenn) Viergutz of Medford

Step Sisters: Carla (Dave) Brost of Medford and Kristine (Andy) Slote of Plano, Texas

 

SURVIVING PARENTS: Step-Mother – Marge Viergutz of Medford

 

DECEASED FATHER: Harvey Henry Viergutz

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Shirley Lila Block

 

PALLBEARERS: Orin Wegerer, Dave Shadrick, Travis Ziembo, Jack, Shane, Richard “Slats”, Ryan and Jason “Eddie” Viergutz

 

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

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Gerturde L. Kotecki


 

Gertrude L. Kotecki, age 82, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon.

 

Gertrude was born on November 30, 1931 to Joseph and Lucille (Ceglaraek) Trybula. She was united in marriage to Clarence Kotecki on November 17, 1952.

 

Gertrude worked for Allen Bradley in Milwaukee, lived in Texas with her husband while he served in the U.S. Army, then farmed with her husband on their family farm until 2003. Since, she has resided at Continental Manor in Abbotsford and the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.

 

Gertrude loved polka dancing, fishing, caring for her many farm pets and will always be remembered for the many beautiful cakes she designed and decorated for her family and friends for all occasions.

 

Gertrude is survived by brother-in-laws, Raymond (Gloria) Wundrow, Frank (Stephanie) Kotecki, sisters-in-law,Josephine Sarafin and nine nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband on December 28, 2004, her parents, her sister, Grace Wundrow on November 14, 2004 and sister-in-law,Josephine Kotecki.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Gerturde's name to the Philadelphia Church of God, P.O. Box 3700, Edmond, OK 73083.

Eleanor C. Sherfield


 

ELEANOR C. SHERFIELD

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Town of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:07 AM Saturday, May 17 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Tuesday, May 20 where there will be a 6:45 PM Catholic prayer/rosary service held that evening; and also from 9 to 10:45 AM on Wednesday, May 21

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 15, 1925 at Medford

 

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and was a 1943 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 1, 1946 at Westboro to Galen E. Sherfield and he preceded her in death July 7, 1995

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Medford for many years until 1981. While farming, she clerked at Mep’s West Side Grocery, Hoffman’s Ben Franklin & worked at Silberman’s Fur Corp., Denzine Mink Ranch and as a local store produce demonstrator for periods of time. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, baking, crafts, cards, joy riding, traveling & spending time with her family.

 

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and its study club
Past member of the Taylor County Homemakers Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daugher - Lynn (Stuart) Amundson of Medford

Sons – Dale (Cathy) Sherfield of Butternut, Loren (Mary) Sherfield of Rib Lake, Roger (Annette) Sherfield of Rib Lake, Duane (Janice) Sherfield of Medford & Lee (Jessica) Sherfield of Medford

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 20 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 31 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Kenneth Sperl of Medford; Sister – Donna Seidel of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert Sperl & Margie Halopka

 

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Sperl

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Theresa Rothamer

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren - Wade Sherfield, Eric Sherfield, Wayne Sherfield, Karl Sherfield, Todd Sherfield, Craig Amundson, Bryan Amundson, Kent Amundson

 

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

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Ellen E. Spreen


 

ELLEN E. SPREEN

 

AGE: 83

 

ADDRESS: N4703 Highway 13, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:46 AM Wednesday, May 14 at her residence in the Town of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, May 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Msgr. Joe Hirsch and Deacon Joe Stefancin

 

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 9 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, May 19

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 15, 1930 at the Town of Deer Creek

 

EDUCATION: Stetsonville area schools, 1948 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to William “Bill” G. Spreen and he survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage she worked as a housewife & mother and also did seamstress work at home. From 1978 to her retirement in 1993, she worked at Weather Shield Mfg. in Medford. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, fishing, camping, traveling and spending time with her family

 

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: William “Bill” G. Spreen of the Town of Medford

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandi (Don) Lange of Stratford, Bryan Spreen, whereabouts unknown, & Lisa (Wayne) Koch of Boston, MA

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dorothy (Tom) Mayer of Stetsonville, Roger (Yvonne) Voit of Wisconsin Rapids, WI & Marilyn (Fred) Goerg of Derwood, MD

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Donald Voit

 

DECEASED FATHER: Herbert Voit

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Ludwig

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Chris Lange, Angela Sievers, Nate Lange, Clay Lange, Clint Spreen

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Leona M. Krug


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEONA M. KRUG

 

AGE: 99

 

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford

Former Village of Whittlesey Area Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:50 P.M. Thursday, May 15 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 20 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Whittlesey

 

VISITATION: 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 19 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 20 at the church.

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 17, 1914 at the Town of Chelsea

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: June 26, 1935 at Whittlesey to Gilbert E. Krug and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1968

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a tavern in the Town of Chelsea for a number of years. Gilbert and Leona owned and operated a mink ranch in the Town of Chelsea for 26 years and after her husband’s death still helped out during the pelting season. Leona also worked at Hurd Millwork for a period of time. She enjoyed needlework, crafts, painting, making mink accessories, fishing and gambling.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies Aid, Chelsea Conservation Club Auxiliary, where she served as President for a number of years, the Medford American Legion Auxiliary and the Whittlesey Homemaker’s Club. She was also a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Julaine (Robert) Anderson of Whittlesey
3 Sons: Gerald (Carolyn) Krug of Sun City West, Arizona, Wayne (Significant Other: Claudette Saladin) Krug of Whittlesey and Gene (Gloria) Krug of Medford

 

13 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN and 8 STEP-GRANCHILDREN

 

24 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN and 13 STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

1 GREAT- GREAT GRANDCHILD and 6 STEP-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Great Granddaughter

 

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Sister: Delores “Dottie” Dietzman of Medford
Brother: Robert “Rosemary” Werner of Whittlesey

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 4 Brothers: Harold, Milton, Leon and Edward Werner
4 Sisters: Ruth Frischman, Pearl Mildbrand, Lauretta Multerer and Lenora Mayer

 

DECEASED FATHER: Herman Werner

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Wilhelmina “Minnie” Haenel

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Travis Anderson, Wyatt, Mitch, Gary, Greg and Scott Krug

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Leona’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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Mildred "Millie" V. Ericksmoen


 

Mildred “Millie” V. Ericksmoen of Owen, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen at the age of 93 years-2 months-3 days. Memorial services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Longwood on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brian Campbell presiding. Visitation will be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of services. Burial will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Longwood.

 

Mildred was born on March 8, 1921 to Carl and Lenora (Bosse) Tessmer. She attended school in the Holway area. Millie married John Ericksmoen on August 25, 1936.

 

Millie worked 30 years as head cook at the Owen-Withee Schools and also as head cook at the Meadow View Country Club for many years. She resided at the Clark County Health Care Center since December 26, 2008.

 

Mildred loved to cook and was known for her apple slices.

 

Mildred and John had four children; Betty Jane, Janice, Allan and Jim all are deceased.

 

Millie is survived by her two daughters in law; Barbara (Dennis Burke) Ericksmoen and Frances (Don) Petersen, four grandchildren; Bill Ericksmoen of Vietnam, Brenda (Sean) Kinsey of Colorado, Cindy Minch of Colorado and Vickie Howard of Montana, four great-grandchildren; Taylor Minch, Luke Kinsey, Matthew Howard and Nathan Howard, three sisters; Ruth Foster of Missouri, Dorothy Darge of Racine and Florence Bingham of Medford.

 

She was preceded in death by her children, parents, her husband John in 1972, two brothers; Edwin and Leroy and two sisters in law; Maxine and Irene.

Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com
 

Theresa L. Thieme


 

THERESA L. THIEME

 

AGE: 95

 

ADDRESS: W3018 County Highway M Medford Township of Greenwood Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:00 P.M. Monday, May 12 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years surrounded by her loving family.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 19 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

 

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 19 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 23, 1918 in Phillips

 

EDUCATION: Attended Excelsior Grade School and Buddy Grade School

 

MARRIAGE: May 13, 1939 at Medford to Elmer A. Thieme and he preceded her in death on June 5, 2002

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Theresa and her family moved to the Town of Greenwood when she was 12 years old and she helped work on the family farm. She was a janitor for 26 years at Greenwood Grade School. She was also a cook there for the last 2 years and Sid’s Restaurant in Interwald until her retirement. Theresa enjoyed gardening, cooking, singing, dancing, playing cards and socializing.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake, St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
She also served as St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church Secretary/Treasurer for 18 years.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Sons: Harvey (Gwynne) Thieme of Withee and Jerry (Gail) Thieme of Rib Lake
Daughter: Mary Ellen (Ronald) Kauer of Rib Lake
Son-In-Law: Norman Scheuer of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

 

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughters: Patricia Scheuer on February 27, 1984 and Helen Barnes on September 15, 1999
Granddaughter: Brenda Scheuer

 

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13

 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 18

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: John, Peter and Nick Hastert
3 Sisters: Susan Johnson, Helen Adams and Marie Jerousek

 

DECEASED FATHER: John Hastert

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Hastert (Maiden Name: Kemp)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Brian, Tim and Derek Thieme, Eric, Matthew and Peter C. Kauer, William Barnes III and Scott Scheuer

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Theresa’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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Gordon R. Nelson


 

Gordon R. Nelson, 94 of Medford, Wisconsin died Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.

  He was born on November 15, 1919 in Little Black Township, Taylor County the son of Otto and Mathilde (nee Nelson) Nelson. On May 21, 1955 he married Delores Tylke at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Gordon was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army in the European Theatre. He owned and operated his own dairy farm for 51 years retiring in 1989. Gordon also worked for the Medford Co-Op Feed Mill for several years. After his retirement he worked for the National Forest Service for a number of years. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a charter member of Klossner-Dietzler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.5729 in Medford. Gordon was an avid reader, enjoyed a good joke and loved the outdoors.

 

SURVIVORS: Gordon is survived by his wife Delores Nelson, a resident of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, five children, Gordon R. (Jo Ann) Nelson, Buckeye, AZ, Bonnie Nelson, Romeoville, IL, Michael (Valerie) Nelson, Aurora, CO, Diane (Tom) Nielsen, Whitewater,WI, Paul (Pam) Nelson, Fond du Lac, WI and four grandchildren Thomas, William, Amy and Ryan Nelson. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Glenn, Larry, Clarence, Orville and Stanley and four sisters, Ella, Louise, Gladys and Helen.

 

VISITATION: The family will receive friends on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

 

FUNERAL: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic church, Medford. Reverend Gerard Willger will officiate. Cremation has taken place; inurnment and graveside military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team, will follow the services at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Holway Township. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Leona I. Mallo


 

Leona I. Mallo, age 91, of Gilman, passed away on Monday, May
12, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

  Leona was born August 7, 1922 in Polley, rural Gilman, the daughter

of the late Henry & Jennie (Christiansen) Smith. She grew up in Polley

and attended school there. On November 14, 1940 she was united in
marriage to Hughie Mallo in Hannibal with the couple residing their
entire lives in Hannibal, raising their family of 10 children. Leona
was a homemaker and also did babysitting on the side. She loved
attending baseball and softball games and was also an active
member in the Hannibal Presbyterian Church.
    Leona is survived by her 10 children , Lola Chitwood of
Cloverdale, OR; Betty (Luverne) Kroeplin of Thorp; Merideth
Westaby of Stanley; Sally (John) Schutten of Hannibal; Pamela
(Ronald) Kruppe of GlenFlora; Earl (Pam) Mallo of Ladysmith;
Byron (Robin) Mallo of Medford; Brenda Skabroud of Jump River;
Cheryl (Fred) Romig of Gilman, and Charlotte (Russ) Goebel of
Medford, 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-
great- grandchildren, two sisters, Mayme Casolari and Nina
Denning, and one brother, Gordon Smith, all of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hughie in
1994, granddaughter, Jennifer Westaby, grandson, Kenny Jo
Chitwood, sons-in-law, Robert Chitwood, Gerald Westaby, and
Thomas Skabroud, six brothers, and three sisters.
   Services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at New
Hope Presbyterian Church, Hannibal, with Pastor Barry Boyer
officiating. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Cemetery. Visitation will
be held on Friday evening from 4-7 p.m at the Gilman Funeral
Home and one hour prior to service time on Saturday morning at
the church.

Allen J. Kowalczyk


 

Allen J. Kowalczyk, age 92, of Gilman, passed away on Tuesday, May
13, 2014 at his home with his family by his side and under the care of
Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

  Allen was born April 24, 1922 in the Town of Roosevelt, Taylor County, 

the son of the late Albert & Agnes (Krezel) Kowalczyk. He grew up in the

Town of Roosevelt, farmed on the family farm and also did bulldozing work.

He also belonged to the Carpenters Union in Illinois for 35 years.

  On April 30, 1988 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Wojcik at St.’s

Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. He was a member of the Knights of

Columbus, the Town of Roosevelt Rod & Gun Club, and was an avid deer

hunter in his earlier years.

    Allen is survived by his wife Evelyn of Gilman, step-children, Ted
(Cindy) Wojcik, Tom Wojcik, and Tim (Janet) Wojcik, all of Gilman;
Laurie (Bob) Volberg of Cornell; Leslie (Bradley) Cornell of Jump
River; Lisa (Morris Larsen) Leech of Gilman; and Todd (Christine)
Wojcik of Medford, 19 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-
grandchildren, two brothers, Edward Kowalczyk of Gilman; Casey
(Dolores) Kowalczyk of IL; one sister, Adeline “Pat” Liszewski of
Gilman. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Walter,
Leonard, and Robert, two sisters, Mary Leshuk, and Victoria Koperski.
    Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.
m. at St.’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, with Fr. Madanu
Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Lublin.
Visitation will be Friday morning at the church from 9-10:30 a.m. prior
to services.

Elizabeth C. Wooley


ELIZABETH C. WOOLEY

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: 595 Peterson Drive Phillips former Sue Bartelt Adult Family Home Ogema Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:45 P.M. Sunday May 11 at Aspirus Pleasantview Nursing Home in Phillips where she had resided for the past 9 months

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Graveside committal services will be at 9:30 A.M Wednesday, May 14 at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery Medford

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 4, 1920 in Chippewa Falls

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 siblings

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Wooley

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Della Wooley (Maiden Name: Louiselle)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Herbert "Herbie" G. Gumz


 

Herbert "Herbie" G. Gumz, age 78, of Dorchester, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield with his family by his side. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester. Burial will be held in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 9:00 PM on Thursday, May 15 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester and from 10:00 AM until time of services on Friday at the church.

 

Herbie was born on November 8, 1935, the son of Herman and Martha (Blasel) Gumz in the town of Holton on the family farm. He attended Bruckerville Grade School and Dorchester High School. After high school, Herbie spent six years in the National Guard. He took over the family farm in 1957. Herbie also sold Dairyland Seed for several years and was their top salesman. On June 1, 1957, Herbie was united in marriage to Mary Alice Erickson at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester.

 

He enjoyed farming, hunting, snowmobiling, and playing cards with friends and family. In his later years, Herbie enjoyed sightseeing and reminiscing about years past. He especially loved spending time with his family

 

Herbie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Alice; seven children: Dean of Dorchester, Sandra (David) Lueddecke of Abbotsford, Donna Purgett of Owen, David of Eau Claire, Rodney (Dawn) of Edgar, Daryl (Patricia) of Loyal and Kurt (Lori) of Dorchester; 21 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters: Janet Fink of Colby and Doris Apfelbeck of Medford; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mark; a brother, Lester and an infant sister, Dorothy.

 

Herbie's family would like to thank all the medical staff for their assistance with his care the past several years. 

Thomas E. Grinker


Thomas E. Grinker, age 70, a former Medford native, passed away on  

Sunday, May 11th, 2014.

 

Loving husband of Kathryn Owen (nee Stiec) and the late Susan (Levar).

 

Loving step-father of Katie Owen (Andy) Braasch. Loving grandpa of Joel

Edward Braasch. Dear brother of the late Robert (Dorothy), John, George

(Joan), Betty (the late Marvin) Gall, Donald (Betty), Pat (Butch) Hamm, the

late William (Joyce), Joseph (Sandy), and Richard (Jackie) Grinker. Godfather

of Steven (Heidi) Grinker. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives

and many friends.

 

Thomas grew up on the family's farm in Dorchester and graduated from

Medford High School Class of 1961.  Retiree from Cooper Industries and served

in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

 

Visitation Thursday, May 15th at ST. MARY CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY,

9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners, from 9:30AM-10:45AM. Mass of

Christian burial to follow at 11AM. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Mary Catholic Faith Community appreciated.

Dorothy J. Anderson


 

DOROTHY J. ANDERSON

 

AGE: 89

 

ADDRESS: 635 Cedar Street Medford City of Medford Resident Former Whittlesey Area Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:14 P.M. Saturday, May 10 at the Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 years surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 13 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

 

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

 

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 13 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1924 at Stetsonville

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: August 3, 1944 at Hurley, WI to Russel V. Anderson and he preceded her in death on June 8, 1988

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Owned and operated Russ and Dort’s Bar north of Medford for 5 years. Worked as a bookkeeper at Medford Co-op for many years until her retirement. In her retirement she did volunteer work at Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, traveling, cooking and the Green Bay Packers.

 

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid and the We Whittlesey Whizzers

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert “Bob” (Julaine) Anderson of Whittlesey, Richard “Rick” (Jeannie) Anderson of Marshfield, Judy Mauritz of Marshfield, Jackie Ferrante of Wayne, New Jersey and Penny Seidl of Portland, Oregon

 

15 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN

 

14 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

 

1 GREAT- GREAT- GRANDCHILD

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Brother: Delbert “Sonny” (Darlene) Knoll of Mosinee
Sisters: Shirley Langteau of Abbotsford, Evelyn “Evie” Courchaine of Abbotsford and Lovalice “Alice” Tischendorf of Medford

 

SISTER DECEASED: Audrey Knoll in childhood

 

DECEASED FATHER: John W. Knoll

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Nellie M. Knoll (Maiden Name: Shepherd)

 

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Honorary: Jonilee Gunn, Jill Anderson, Rachel Zacho, Kelly Sandusky, Candy Brunner, Michael Ferrante, Andrew and Jeffrey Seidl

Active: Josh Mauritz, Ben Seidl, Travis, Peter, Jason, Jake and Nick Anderson

 

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

Dale C. Olson


DALE C. OLSON

 

AGE: 76

 

ADDRESS: W9472 Apple Avenue, Medford; A Township of Holway resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:48 PM Tuesday, May 6 at his residence in the Town of Holway under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 9 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Avenue, Town of Holway

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Lynne Pahl of Grace Communion International Church, Wausau

 

INTERMENT: will be at his homestead in the Town of Holway

 

VISITATION: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 9

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 8, 1937 at the Town of Holway

 

EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary school, 1955 graduate of Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: October 7, 1974 at Waukegan, IL to Barbara “Barb” Schrock and she survives

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he farmed in the Town of Holway for many years until 1988. While farming, he drove school bus for 40 years. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, cards, fishing, playing softball, tinkering with small engines, and spending time with his grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Grace Communion International Church, Wausau

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Barbara “Barb” Olson of the Township of Holway

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Allen (Joanna) Olson of Medford, Chad (Jennifer) Olson of Stetsonville, Sarah (Joe) Serrano of Dorchester

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Jaylin, Caleb, Ryleigh & Karsten Olson, Joseph & Mya Serrano

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Robert “Bob” (Marriane) Olson of Washington, Joanne “Jo” Lavin of the Town of Holway, Gerald “Jerry” Olson of the Town of Holway

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Galen, Gene, Grover & Carl Olson, Ruth Koplin

 

DECEASED FATHER: Gilbert Olson

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Larson

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Raymond Wehe, Gary Maldonis, Curt & Jim Olson; Active – Robert “Lee” Koplin, Scott, Deron & Todd Olson, Dennis & David Lavin

 

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

William "Bill" Bernitt Jr


 

WILLIAM “BILL” BERNITT JR.

 

AGE: 85

 

ADDRESS: N5380 State Highway 13 Medford, Township of Chelsea Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:46 A.M. Tuesday, May 6 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen where he had resided for the past 5 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Bill’s request no services will be held at this time

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 13, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

 

MARRIAGE: Patricia Brandner and they later divorced

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953 during the Korean War. He was a heavy machine operator for Peterson Construction of Medford all of his life. He loved hunting, being outdoors and mechanic work. Bill was a caregiver for his loving daughter Sheryl for many years and loved the time he had with his grandchildren.

 

MEMBER OF: Operating Engineers Local 139

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Greg Bernitt of Wisconsin, Sheryl Bernitt, Kathy (Robert) Harris and Pam (Bryan) Kennedy all of Medford

 

6 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Casey Voss of River Falls, Nikki (Will) Sherman of Medford, Bradley (Megan) Harris of Medford, Hunter Bernitt of Rib Lake, Gunner Bernitt of Owen and Lizzie Bernitt of River Falls

 

6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Taylor, Autumn, Luke, Mason, William and Charli

 

SURVIVING SISTER-IN-LAW: Margaret Bernitt of Michigan

 

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: James and Robert Bernitt
Sister: Violet Liske

 

DECEASED FATHER: William Bernitt Sr.

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth A. Bernitt (Maiden Name: Hirsch)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bill’s family that will 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 

Elmer H. Franz


 

ELMER H. FRANZ

 

AGE: 78

 

ADDRESS: N8068 Franz Drive, Rib Lake; Township of Rib Lake resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:55 PM Wednesday, April 30 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 8 days

 

INTERMENT: A graveside committal service and burial of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1935 at the Township of Rib Lake

 

EDUCATION: Mud Lake and Fawn Valley Elementary schools both in the Town of Rib Lake

 

MARRIAGE: Never Married

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he was an area farmhand and did woods work. Then he farmed the family farm in the Town of Rib Lake and did woods work with his brother, George, until his retirement in 2000. He continued to make fire wood and reside on the farm. He enjoyed hunting, watching travel & cooking shows.

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dorothy (Gerald) Willner of Medford
Sister-in-law: Ruth Franz of Island Lake, IL

 

OTHER SURVIVORS: Niece – Marlene (Greg) Kautzer of Medford
Special Cousins – Bill Vlach of Milwaukee & David (Christine) Wille of ChelseaBROTHERS/SISTERS

 

DECEASED: Brothers – Reuben, Marlen (Charlotte) & George Franz

 

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Bruno Franz

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Leona Maria (Vlach) Franz

 

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

Harvey F. Glamann


 

HARVEY F. GLAMANN

 

AGE: 93

 

ADDRESS: 552 W. Center, Dorchester; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:15 AM Saturday, May 3 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 4 days

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

 

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kelly Taylor-Schaus

 

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at 9 AM on Saturday, May 17 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

 

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 7 PM on Tuesday, May 6 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 7

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1920 at Iron Ridge, Dodge County, WI

 

EDUCATION: elementary education at both Dodge County and Medford area schools; attended Medford High School

 

MARRIAGE: 1st: April 12, 1945 at Bennetsville, SC to Vivian “Billie” Moore & She preceded him in death May 8, 1985;
2nd: October 21, 1988 at Dorchester to Violet M. Gumz-Meyer and she preceded him in death March 25, 2009

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In his early years, he worked for Norbert Egle as a farm hand. In 1940 he worked as a bridge builder and painter for the Soo Line Railroad. 1942-1946 he served in the US Army a veteran of WW II. After the military, he took over the family farm in the Town of Medford. In 1950 he went to work for Hurd Millwork until 1968. Then he went to work for Presto Industries in Eau Claire until 1975. From 1975 until his retirement in 1987, worked at the Weather Shield Vinyl Plant in Medford. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, polka music, reading, camping & traveling.

 

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where taught Sunday school, served on the church council & building committee; Life member of the Medford VFW Club & Dorchester American Legion Club; Medford Lions Club

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mike (Peg) Glamann of Altoona, Wayne (Sandy) Glamann of Eau Claire, “Butch” Glamann of Medford, Mark Glamann of Medford, Gary Glamann of Medford, Ron (Rachelle) Glamann of Medford

 

STEP CHILDREN: Judy (Ed Spletter) Meyer, Don (Jane) Meyer, Larry (Jackie) Meyer, Dale (Dora) Meyer, Tim (Tim Goggin) Meyer

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 & 17 Step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7 & 32 Step

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2 Step

 

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Donna Glamann of Medford

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Clarence Glamann; Sister – Lila Jacobs

 

DECEASED FATHER: Fredrick Frank Glamann

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Diels

 

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Mark & Mitchell Underwood, Jeff, Justin, Scott, Trevor & Zach Meyer
Active - Justin Lekies, Dan & Chad Glamann, Chad, Steve & Troy Meyer

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Marlin A. Walbeck


 

MARLIN A. WALBECK

 

AGE: 81

 

ADDRESS: 650 Mill Lane Rib Lake, WI Village of Rib Lake Resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:14 P.M. Friday, May 2 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen where he had resided for the past 6 ½ years.

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 10 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Father Dale Grubba

 

VISITATION: 9:30 to 10:20 A.M. Saturday, May 10 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 9, 1932 in Rib Lake

 

EDUCATION: Attended Ward Grade School and was a 1950 graduate of Rib Lake High School

 

MARRIAGE: July 12, 1965 at St. John the Baptist Church, Rib Lake to Donna L. Etten

 

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Marlin was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict while he served in the U.S. Army. After his return from the service he was a Stock Car Driver for 20 years, where Tombstone Pizza was one of his major sponsors and then was a Finishing Carpenter for Doyle and Houtari Construction for 20 years until his retirement. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Marlin enjoyed attending and watching races, any sporting events and working in the woods. He enjoyed animals where he had a hobby farm. Marlin enjoyed playing the trumpet, where he started in his father’s band during his 8th grade and then played in various local bands.

 

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake
Served as Past Town Chairman of Rib Lake
Former Member: USAC and NASCAR where he won the National Championship in 1967

 

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donna L. Walbeck of Rib Lake

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Sons: M. Kurt (Karla) Walbeck of Fall Creek and M. Kent (LeAnn) Walbeck of Eau Claire

2 Daughters: Dana (David) Kamke of Mosinee and Diana (Ron) Krajnik of Appleton

 

15 SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Aaron and Isaac West, McKenna and Braden Walbeck, Gabriella, Spencer, Sophia and Greta Kamke, Azrianna, Isabella, Sarah, Emma and Noah Krajnik, Blake Hort and Lillee Walbeck

Also Survived By: Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

 

SISTER DECEASED: Martha “Marge” Zielke of Medford
Brothers-In-Law: Howard Barkdoll and Robert Zielke

 

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Walbeck

 

DECEASED MOTHER: Adeline M. Walbeck (Maiden Name: Kaske)

 

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Marlin’s name to the Good Shepherd Catholic Church Window Fund or to the Rib Lake Public Library.
Marlin's body was donated to the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Bernadette A. Hauser


 

Bernadette A. Hauser age 78, of Unity, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the church. The VFW Auxiliary Post 2227 will be holding a memorial service at 9:15 AM. Burial will follow the service at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Colby.

  Bernadette was born August 16, 1935 in Colby, the daughter of Albert and Hedwig (Kaiser) Engeldinger. She graduated from Colby High School in 1953.

  Bernadette was united in marriage to James Hauser on June 30, 1955 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. They shared more than 57 years together in marriage.

  She worked as a telephone operator until 1959 and after raising their family, she worked at Welcome Dairy and Fiskars. Bernadette was very involved in her church through various ministries. She was also a member and officer in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Christian Mothers and Foresters.

  Most importantly, Bernadette loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always ready with a meal when family or friends visited. She will be remembered through the generations for the warmth she spread with her afghans and quilts.

  Bernadette is survived by her eight children: Bryan (Kathy) Hauser of Merrill, Gayle (Robert) Specht of Marshfield, Bruce Hauser of Wausau, Amy Duerr of Unity, Scott (Nancy Mateer) Hauser of Colby, Wendy (Jim) Wilt of Cumberland, Joel (Heather) Hauser of Zumbrota, MN, Todd (Heather Kind-Keppel) Hauser of Kenosha, 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Arnold (Alice) Engeldinger of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Beverly (John) Dittner of Marshfield and Josephine Engeldinger of Addison, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James; a daughter, Theresa; and a brother, Arthur Engeldinger.

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

  The family would like to thank the Ministry doctors and the staff on 3 North for the care given Bernadette during her time there.

Jeffery A. Anderson


 

Jeffery A. Anderson, age 52, of Owen, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends under the tender care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. Father Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 5:00 PM until time of service Tuesday at the church.

  Jeff was born on March 17, 1962 in Stanley, the son of George and Ann (Fitzl) Anderson. He attended Thorp High School. Jeff was united in marriage to Wendy Wilson in Owen. They later divorced.

  He drove truck for most of his life. Jeff enjoyed fishing, hunting, old cars and talking with anyone he met. Most especially, he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren. In the last few years, he enjoyed being around his family and talking about his family history.

  Jeff is survived by his son, Shawn (Britney) Anderson of Dorchester; two grandchildren: Skylar and Conor Anderson; two step-granddaughters: Mia and Aiyana Leichtman; his mother and step-father, Ann (Louis) Chura of Thorp; two brothers: Robert Anderson of Tulsa, TX and Louis Chura, Jr. of Stanley; other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, George.

Harold L. Bernklau


 

Harold L. Bernklau, age 85, of the town of Delmar, passed away
peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 1, 2014 with his family by
his side after a short struggle with leukemia.

  Harold was born July 10, 1928 on the home farm to the late Frank & 

Clara (Kuehni) Bernklau. Attending area schools, he graduated from

Stanley High School in 1945. He moved to Cudahy to work at the Ladish

Corporation until he was called home by his father to continue the

farming tradition on the home farm.

  On June 17, 1950 he marriedthe love of his life, Olga Sloboda at St.

Mary’s Catholic Church, Stanley. They farmed from 1950 until Harold sold

the cattle in 1963.
  From 1955 to 1969 Harold operated a portable sawmill in the local
area. In 1969 he was hired by the Connor family to operate his
sawmill in Laona, WI, as they rebuilt their mill. He returned to
Stanley in the fall of 1970 when he founded the Delmar Saw &
Lumber Company with Bill Fitzgerald as his manager. In 1986 he
partnered with his son Robert in Stetson Hardwoods, a dry kiln
operation in Stetsonville, WI, until he retired in 1994 from both
businesses. Harold enjoyed traveling with Olga and friends, playing
cards, golfing, and his membership in the Flora and Fauna cabin
near Clam Lake.

  Harold is survived by his children, Dr. Michael Bernklau (Dr. Craig Larrabee) of

Mequon; Patrick Bernklau of Minneapolis, MN; Robert (Kim) Bernklau of Medford;
Mark (Cindy) Bernklau of Stanley; John (Tina) Bernklau of Rice Lake; Mary
Bernklau of Stanley; 9 grandchildren, Max & Paige Bernklau of Medford; Annie
(Kevin) Rogalski of Stanley; Chandler Bernklau of Stanley; Alex Bernklau of
LaCrosse; Mackenzie, Zach, Ben, & Brianna Turner of Stanley, 1 great-
granddaughter, Tori, two sisters, Evelyn Weyenberg of Boyd, and Betty (Bill)
Plombon of Stanley, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents, wife, Olga in 2001, son, Joseph in 1980,
brothers, Gary in 1963 and Harlyn in 1996.
   Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 a.m.
at the Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley. Burial will follow in the Holy Family
Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the
Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley and will continue Monday morning for one hour
prior to service time at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be
donated to the Stanley Historical Society, and would like to express their
appreciation to Family Health Associates, St. Joseph’s Home Hospice and
Ambulatory Care Unit.   

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