Monday, April 21, 2014

BETTY J. RICHERT

NAME OF DECEASED:
BETTY J. RICHERT

AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 132 South 7th Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:34 A.M. Monday, April 21 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 months and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 23 at the Community United Church of Christ, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Burbury

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 23 at the Community United Church of Christ, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 10, 1925 at Illinois

EDUCATION: Attended area schools in Elgin, Illinois

MARRIAGE: March 13, 1943 in Elgin, Illinois to Lavern F. Richert

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Betty cooked at the Township of Molitor School for a couple of years. Lavern and Betty owned and operated a dairy farm for about 10 years. She then worked at an apartment complex in Crystal Lake, Illinois as a secretary for 11 to 12 years. Betty enjoyed dancing, cooking, making Christmas goodies and traveling

MEMBER OF: Community Church of Christ, Medford

PAST MEMBER: Community Church of Christ in Crystal Lake, Illinois

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lavern F. Richert of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Judy (Roy) Acker of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Debbie Richert of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Daughters: Joan Richert in infancy and Bonnie Fleming
Son: Marvin Richert
Deceased Granddaughter: Paula Feaster
Deceased Great-Grandson: Jacob Potocnik

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Penny Fleming, Paul Fleming, Roxanne (Tony) Potocnik, Rick Acker, Amy (Matt) Malovrh and Jordan Richert

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 3

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Evelyn Oberhart, Millie, Carl, Albert, Fred and Robert Schultz

DECEASED FATHER: Martin Schultz

DECEASED MOTHER: Daisy Schultz (Maiden Name: Forman)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary Grandchildren: Penny Fleming, Paul Fleming, Roxanne Potocnik, Rick Acker, Amy Malovrh and Jordan Richert

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Betty’s family to be designated at a later date to the Community United Church of Christ and to Hope Hospice
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

MARGARET “PEG” J. TUMA

NAME OF DECEASED: MARGARET “PEG” J. TUMA AGE: 86

ADDRESS: 258 Vincent Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 AM Saturday, April 19 at her residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:15 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, April 24

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 15, 1928 at Medford

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford, 1946 graduate of Medford High School, and graduate of Marvel Beauty College, Milwaukee

MARRIAGE: May 14, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Robert Franz Tuma and he preceded her in death March 20, 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked as a beautician in Milwaukee from 1947-1950. They then moved to Medford & from 1950-1973 she and her husband owned/operated Bob’s Drive-In. She then worked at Marathon Cheese in Medford until her retirement. She enjoyed walking, golf, crafts, travel, curling, gardening, making “Pins by Peg”, board games & auctions.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where she did volunteer work and was an Eucharistic Minister; The Red Hatters; Friends of the Medford Library; Taylor Co. Historical Society; Past member of Medford Curling Club & Tee-Hi Golf Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Margaret “Peggy” Lynn (Richard) Frey of Coyote, NM, Gary Tuma of Milwaukee, Scott (Peter Ryan) Tuma of Nevada City, CA, Brian Tuma of Milwaukee, Pauline (Teak Wall)Tuma of Portland, OR

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Nathan (Reaca Pearl) Frey of Denver, CO, Noel Frey of Madison & Andrea Mayer of Green Bay
GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Miles & Charlie Frey of Denver, CO

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Lambert “Red” Brost of Medford, LeRoy Brost of Medford, Vernon Brost of Medford, Tom Brost of Abbotsford, Allen (Joanne) Brost of Medford
Sisters – Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay & Marlene Dettmering of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Rita Werner

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Catherine (Enders) Brost

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Black River Industries of Medford, Hope Hospice of Medford, or Our Ladies of Holy Rosary Parish, Medford
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Friday, April 18, 2014

MARGARET A. WHITE

NAME OF DECEASED:
MARGARET A. WHITE

AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:09 A.M. Friday, April 18 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 months and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Lourdu Mandapati

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Township of Little Black

VISITATION: 12 Noon until 1:45 P.M. Tuesday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 8, 1925 at Stratford, Township of Eau Plaine

EDUCATION: St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Stratford and a graduate of Stratford High School

MARRIAGE: July 2, 1952 at Stratford to Vilas H. White and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1980

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Margaret worked as a secretary at the WIGM Radio Station. After her marriage, she worked at Klinner Accounting in Medford during tax seasons. Margaret was a teller at Industrial Credit Union until her retirement. She enjoyed doing genealogy work.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Jodeen (Kevin) Liegl of Stetsonville
Son: Edward White of Medford

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Jodi (Significant Other: Joe Miller) Liegl of Marshfield, John (Abby) Liegl of Madison and Kati Liegl of Milwaukee

GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Hadlee Miller of Marshfield

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Dorothy Wenzel of Stratford and Velva White of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters: Lillian Thums, Caroline Nikolai, Rose Wenzel, Mary Mayer and Dorothy Wenzel
Brothers: Joseph, Rupert, Frank and Edward Wenzel

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph L. Wenzel

DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Wenzel (Maiden Name: Linzmeier)

PALLBEARERS: Verlyn and Bernie Wenzel, Frankie Nikolai, Joe Obenhoffer, Jodi, John and Kati Liegl

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Margaret’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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DONALD E. BARTELT

NAME OF DECEASED: DONALD E. BARTELT AGE: 82

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Town of Greenwood resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:45 PM Thursday, April 17 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 14 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Greenwood

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Monday, April 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1931 at the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Town of Greenwood

MARRIAGE: October 11, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Elaine A. Frahmann and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood all his life until retirement in 1997. While farming, he also worked as a truck driver for the Eggert Company, worked at the Medford Co-op Creamery, owned/operated school busses for the Rib Lake School District, sold & installed Berg barn equipment and owned/operated a gravel & excavating business. He also served as Supervisor & Chairman for the Township of Greenwood. He enjoyed playing cards, camping and spending time with family & friends.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood where he also served on the cemetery board and was President & Treasurer on the church council for periods of time.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine A. Bartelt of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Duane) Brahmer of Medford, Kathy (Randy) Dassow of Rib Lake, Linda (David) Zettler of Athens, David “Okey” (Linda) Bartelt of Medford, Donald “Chip” (Jeanine) Bartelt of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Loren Bartelt in February of 1971

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Melvin Bartelt of Sussex, Harold Bartelt of Medford, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Rib Lake, Bernard (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin, Darlene Gordon of Abbotsford
Brother-in-law: John Klimeck of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ethel Klimeck & Phyllis Bartelt in infancy
Sisters-in-law: Mary & Francis Bartelt

DECEASED FATHER: George Bartelt DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Klein) Bartelt

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Justin & Jason Dassow, Travis Zettler, Michael, Dustin, Devin & Damin Bartelt

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RICHARD “DICK” G. KILTY

NAME OF DECEASED: RICHARD “DICK” G. KILTY AGE: 75

ADDRESS: N1010 County Road M, Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Ogema resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:12 AM Tuesday, April 15 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Colby where he had resided for the past 5 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 19 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Robert Giese

INTERMENT: Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, WI

VISITATION: First Lutheran Church, Ogema from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 19

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 15, 1938 at Unity, WI

EDUCATION: Unity Grade School, and was a 1956 graduate of Colby High School

MARRIAGE: October 22, 1960 at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby to Patricia A. Johnson and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from 1956 to 1959. After the service, he hauled milk, worked construction for various companies and was a self-employed concrete contractor while residing in Colby. He also worked part time for Harmony Co-op for a period of time. He retired in 1999 and moved to the Town of Ogema. He enjoyed reading, gardening, watching sports, especially the Brewers, Packers, St. Louis Cardinals and local High School teams, visiting with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Patricia “Pat” Kilty of Ogema

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Roger (Judy) Kilty of Marshfield, Ronald “Whitey” (Maggie) Kilty of Wisconsin Rapids, Randall “Corky” (Jean) Kilty of Ogema, Kay (DuWayne) Sheets of Colby
Brother-in-law: Lyle Johnson of Muskego; Sisters-in-law: Janet Abbott of Wisconsin Rapids & Donna Johnson of New Berlin

DECEASED FATHER: Glen William Kilty DECEASED MOTHER: Lorraine (Zulke) Kilty

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Mike McCarron, Jason Evert, Ryan Bernt, Dave Henthorn, Rick Dering, Chuck Lukes, Bill & Bob Jeske; Active – Ken Nelson, Brian Kilty, Jacob Evert, Greg Barr, Scott Raab, Don Kraus

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by several nieces & nephews
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

JEROME V. GRANT

NAME OF DECEASED:
JEROME V. GRANT

AGE: 101

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:00 A.M. Sunday, April 13 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 4 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 14, 1913 in the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford

MARRIAGE: May 6, 1939 in Medford to Irene M. Kleiber and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1984

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jerome worked for the Heil Company in Milwaukee for a period of time until moving to Crivitz where he worked in the CCC Camps. He then moved to the Medford area where he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Little Black. Jerome also worked at the Medford Co-op Feed Mill and then the Sturdy Craft Co. which then was bought out by Marathon Cheese Company until his retirement at the age of 66. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry work and traveling. Jerome also enjoyed watching the Packers, the Brewers, Lawrence Welk and westerns.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
Past member: Knights of Columbus of the Holy Rosary Parish

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Ilene) Grant of Medford, Elizabeth (Gerald) Stuessy of Medford, Robert (Linda) Grant of Franklin, Bernadette (Ronald) Oberley of Westboro, John (Mary) Grant of Weston, Donald (Barbara) Grant of Medford and Rita (Peter) Fuchs of Rib Lake
Daughter-In-Law: Debra Grant of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Edward Grant

21 GRANDCHILDREN

35 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING BROTHER: Alvin Grant of Milwaukee

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Joseph, Bernard, Leo, Nick and Leonard Grant
Sisters: Marie Shutton and Agnes in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Bernard “Ben” Grant

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Grant (Maiden Name: Schaeffer)

PALLBEARERS: Justin, James and Shawn Grant, Brian, Jeffrey and Stephanie Fuchs, Kristy Schesel, Scott Oberley, Alan and Todd Stuessy

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Jerome’s family to be designated at a later date
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

EARL J. THUMS

NAME OF DECEASED:
EARL J. THUMS

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: N7301 Fischer Creek Road Westboro; Township of Westboro Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:43 P.M. Friday, April 11 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

INTERMENT: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

VISITATION: 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 15 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where there will be a 8:00 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1929 in the Township of Greenwood

EDUCATION: Attended grade school in the Township of Greenwood

MARRIAGE: October 8, 1949 at St. Ann’s Church to Violet “Vi” F. Franck

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Earl worked for Joe Brandner Logging for a number of years. He then owned and operated Earl Thums Forest products for 30+ years until his son Rock took over the business. He also owned and operated a dairy farm and sawmill until his retirement. In his retirement he continued to work at the sawmill and in the woods. In his younger years, Earl and Vi raised and showed Appaloosa horses. He enjoyed deer hunting and visiting with folks. Earl helped family and friends build several homes and garages.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake
Served as past Chairman for the Town of Westboro for many years
Past Member of the Royal Rough Riders Horse Club of Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Violet “Vi” F. Thums of Westboro

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons: Michael Thums of Westboro, Steve (Wendy) Thums of Westboro and Rock (Donna) Thums of Medford
Daughters: Deborah Waskowiak of Purcell, Oklahoma, Merri (Larry) Faber of Medford and Jodi (Kevin) Weiss of Westboro

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Jini Strobach
Son: Joel Thums
Granddaughter: Tori Czarnezki

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 26

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 38

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Armella Berger of Medford, William (Diane) Thums Jr. of Rib Lake, Henry (Donna) Thums of Rib Lake, Virginia Birch of Medford, Dennis (Cheryl) Thums of Tomahawk, Rosella (Jerry) Dvorak of Tomahawk, Vicky (Roger) Oates of Rib Lake and Bruce (Donna) Thums of Dorchester

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters: Lucille Olson, Caroline Martinez and Clara Thums
Brother: Edward Thums
Lorraine, Dale and Kathleen in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: William H. Thums

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara M. Thums (Maiden Name: Haider)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Chad and Corey Thums, Jason Schuppel, Dalton Kays-Hutchinson, Allan and Eric Koffler, Travis Strobach and Nick Weiss

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