Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CHESTER “CHET” BRAHMER

NAME OF DECEASED: CHESTER “CHET” BRAHMER

AGE: 92

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford where he had resided since June of 2015

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 with a 6:45 P.M. prayer service at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1924 in Medford

EDUCATION: Chester attended Holy Rosary Graded School, Medford

MARRIAGE: On June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Chester married the love of his life Bernadine Scheithauer and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Chester worked for his father at Brahmer & Earl Concrete Co. for 5 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943 until 1946, where he achieved the rank of Corporal and received a good conduct medal and marksman. After his service, Chester returned to the Rib Lake area and worked at Hurd Windows Mfg. in Medford from 1946 to 1954. He then opened Chet & Bernie’s Tavern in the Town of Greenwood, and operated it for 55 years until his retirement in 2008. Chet played baseball for various leagues and played softball for Hurds. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, staying at the cabin at the lake, playing cribbage and cards, ice fishing, tending bar and serving his customers and community. Chet also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Past member of Taylor County Tavern League, Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club, Taylor County Sportsman’s and was a lifetime member of the Medford V.F.W.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer of Medford, Gerald (La Nah) Brahmer of Medford, Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake and Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley (Jim) Wilson

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers: Aubrey (June) Brahmer, Aaron (Loretta) Brahmer
& Victor (Virginia) Brahmer,
3 Sisters: Faye, Fern & Mary Ann Brahmer

DECEASED FATHER: Anton “Tony” Brahmer

DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Meyer

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner
Active: Ashley Wilson, Todd, Michael, Kurt & Derek Brahmer & Tyler Henke

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SHIRLEY A. EWOLDT


NAME OF DECEASED: SHIRLEY A. EWOLDT

AGE: 86

ADDRESS: Rib Lake, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Rib Lake surrounded by her loving family

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

OFFICIATING: Pastor Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the township of Greenwood

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 19, 1929 in Davenport, Iowa

EDUCATION: Shirley attended Davenport Area Schools in Iowa

MARRIAGE: On July 17, 1948 Shirley married the love of her life Lester E. Ewoldt and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1989

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Shirley grew up in Davenport Iowa. After her marriage, they moved to Rib Lake Wisconsin where they farmed for 40 years. Shirley loved to do crafts of all kinds, reading and taking care of her family.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling and Saturday Night Couples dart ball leagues of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dan (Cynthia) Ewoldt and Randy (Mary) Ewoldt all of Rib Lake

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughters: Cheryl Dake and Janine Blennert

DECEASED GRANDSONS: Scott Dake in infancy and Shane Dake

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS—IN-LAW: Frances Ewoldt of Greenwood, Delores Ewoldt of Iowa, Janice Smith of Medford, and Kenneth (Mary Jo) Ewoldt of Iowa

BROTHER DECEASED: Thomas Smith in 1979

DECEASED FATHER: Lynn Almirin Smith

DECEASED MOTHER: Frieda Carstensen

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

EUGENE “GENE” C.W. ROUSH

NAME OF DECEASED: EUGENE “GENE” C.W. ROUSH AGE: 71

ADDRESS: Stetsonville, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 6:54 PM on Monday, April 18 at Aspirus Medford Hospital emergency room, where he had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 22 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

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

VISITATION: No prior visitation

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 30, 1944 at Allens Grove, WI

EDUCATION: Graduate of Marengo, IL Community High School

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1964 at Marengo, IL to the love of his life Carol Adamson & she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Moved to the Town of Molitor in 1968. Enjoyed hobby farmingv& raising veal calves while working as a machinist, mold maker for Phillips Plastics in Medford and later Fiskar’s in Wausau. In 1992 they moved to the Village of Stetsonville. After retiring, he spent many years serving as a volunteer driver for the Taylor Co. Commission on Aging. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting with his sons and grandsons, ice fishing with his daughter and floating on his pontoon while enjoying the wildlife on shore.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Roush of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Richard “Rick” Roush of Medford, Teri (Tom) Kline of St. Michael, MN, & Brian (Sheila) Roush of Phillips
Grandchildren – Christopher & Michael Clarkson, Emily Skolte, Brandon Kline, Bradley, Brent & Sarah Roush, Allison & Jessica Roush
Great Grandchildren – John & Leeloo Kline

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Arlyn C. Roush of Woodstock, IL

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: James Roush, Jr. & Susan C. Roush

DECEASED FATHER: James Roush, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Gloria C. (Loescher) Roush

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be given to Black River Industries, Medford
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

LORRAINE TILLMAN


NAME OF DECEASED: LORRAINE LUNDSTROM-TILLMAN

AGE: 93

ADDRESS: 595 Peterson Drive Phillips, WI 54555

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, April 18, 2016 at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home where she been a resident for the past 1 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema

OFFICIATING: Pastor Bob Giese and Pastor Linda Strader

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake and 3:00 P.M. until time of services at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 22, 1922 in Ogema on the family homestead

EDUCATION: Lorraine attended Forest View Graded School and was a 1940 graduate of Phillips High School.

MARRIAGE: On December 20, 1942 at a Methodist Church in Chicago, IL, Lorraine married the love of her life Harold Tillman and he preceded her in death in 1994

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Lorraine moved to Chicago, and worked at the Mars Candy Company and at Douglas Air Craft during WWII working on B29’s. In 1977 she retired and moved back to her family homestead in Ogema. She enjoyed playing the Hand & Foot card game, eating chocolates, baking, being with her family, sewing, especially the raffle quilt for the Christmas Tree Festival and hosting the family reunion during the Christmas Tree Festival.

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church in Ogema, American Legion Aux., V.F.W. Aux., Sewing Circle & W/ELCA

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Barbara) Tillman of Elgin, IL, Ruth (Larry) Endicott of LaSalle, IL and William (Marcia) Tillman of Crystal Lake, IL

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Mabel (Mick) McCauley, Evelyn (George) Madelung, Irene (Charlie) Battist and Raymond Lundstrom

DECEASED FATHER: Oscar William Lundstrom

DECEASED MOTHER: Ellen Sophia(Lundgren) Lundstrom

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Terry McCauley & Jim Ficke
Active: Dan, Doug & Ryan Battist, Mark McCauley, Art Milton and Donald Madelung

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lorraine’s name to First Lutheran Church in Ogema
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

THEODORE “TED” C. REINHART

NAME OF DECEASED: THEODORE “TED” C. REINHART AGE: 80

ADDRESS: 505 E. Taylor Street, Medford, WI 54451; A former Township of Goodrich resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 5:45 AM Tuesday, April 12 at his residence in the City of Medford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per his request, there will be no services

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 27, 1935 at the Township of Goodrich

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary schools, attended Medford High School & later received his GED

MARRIAGE: July 14, 1967 at Crystal Falls, MI to Diane Mae Klemp and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: While residing in the Town of Goodrich for most of his life, he did woods work for most of his life, auto and small engine repairs. He was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed fishing & hunting in his younger years, and watching the GB Packers. They recently moved to their present address in the City of Medford.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Diane M. Reinhart of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Shane (Andrea) Reinhart of Medford, Todd Reinhart of Stetsonville, and Carol (Andrew) Voeltner of Milwaukee

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Kristin Petersen

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Ray (Shirley) Rinehart of Eagle River, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Chester “Junior” & Sister - Arlene

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Rinehart, Sr.
DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothea (Hurbert) Rinehart

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

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ALFRED D. "AL" PALMER

Alfred Donald Palmer, son of John and Gertrude Palmer was born December 15, 1927.
Al attended Grade School in Polley, Wisconsin, and High School in Gilman Wisconsin.
Al served in WWII 24th Division in the Army as a Military Policeman from 1946-1947.
He returned to his home in Gilman Wisconsin where he had a mail route. He owned a
trailer court for several years. Al became the Sheriff for Taylor County from 1973-1987.
He proudly put his badge on for 14 years. While he was Sherriff, he oversaw the addition of the new jail to the courthouse. He loved to talk about his career as Sheriff
Palmer right up to the end. AI was just an ordinary person facing extraordinary
circumstances and acting with courage, pride, honor and self sacrifice.

Al and Kathy Palmer were married July 24, 1954 they resided in Wisconsin for 59 years.
They both enjoyed traveling to Hot Springs, Arkansas for 20 years during the winter
months. Al enjoyed golfing, watching the Green Bay Packers, coming to Minnesota to
visit his family, the MN State Fair, and going to Gilman to see friends. He liked to go to
the Memorial Hospital cafeteria for mashed potatoes and gravy. He liked to ride his
scooter around town. Go for coffee or lunch with friends in Medford. Al was a member
of the Medford American Legion.

Al Palmer passed away April 8, 2016at Deerview Meadows Assistant Living in Medford
Wisconsin. Al was preceded in death by his parents John and Gertrude (Shookman)
Palmer, two brothers John Palmer and Franklin Palmer, a sister Lois (Tallman) Palmer,
wife Kathleen Palmer, brother-in-law Glen Tallman, niece Patti (Tallman) Nelson.

Al will be deeply missed by his niece Peggy (Tallman) Peterson, husband Phil Peterson,
Ernie Nelson of Isanti, Minnesota. Great Nieces and nephews
Jeremy (Jennifer) Nelson, Bryan (Jacqueline) Nelson, Amy Nelson, Lyndsie Peterson,
Caitlyn (Andy) Jorgenson. Great Great niece and nephews Cody Nelson, Owen Nelson,
Kayla Nelson, close friends Jim (Betsy) Gorichs of Medford, and many friends and neighbors.

A memorial service and military honors for Al Palmer will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. Pastor David Clements will officiate. Cremainal Inurnment will take place in The Town of Ford Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held Wednesday at Hemer Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 AM until the time of service.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Aspirus Medford Hospital, Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Missy Zuleger, and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care they provided to Al.

Memorial donations in honor of Al Palmer may be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -- Matthew 5:9

Friday, April 8, 2016

CAROLINE ANN FRANCK

NAME OF DECEASED: CAROLINE ANN FRANCK AGE: 90

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:02 AM Friday, April 8 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 11 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 30 at North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Will Krebs

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Town of Molitor

VISITATION: 2:00 PM until the time of services at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 30 at North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 9, 1926 at Medford

EDUCATION: Roosevelt Elementary School in Perkinstown, graduate of Hannibal High School and Taylor County Teachers College, Medford

MARRIAGE: July 27, 1957 in Medford to Norman H. Franck and he preceded her in death October 29, 2011

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: From 1944-1945 she lived and worked in Milwaukee. From 1952-1957, she taught in several Taylor County schools including the Red Brick School in Bellinger & Fawn Valley School in Rib Lake. Moved to Minocqua in 1957 and worked as a CNA at Howard Young Medical Center until her retirement in 1988. She then joined her husband in traveling with volunteer groups of the Assembly of God Church called MAPS. They helped build schools, churches & campgrounds. She enjoyed writing letters to prison inmates and doing other ministry work.

MEMBER OF: Past member of the Assembly of God Church, Augusta, WI; Present member of the North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joseph (Rebecca) Franck of Strum, David (Catherine) Franck of Osseo, Roddi (Pamela) Franck of Mc Lean, Texas, Paula Broshar of Exeter, MO

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Becky Batiste

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 & 5+ step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 & 12+ step

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Marion Griesbach of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Genevieve Griesbach

DECEASED FATHER: August Griesbach DECEASED MOTHER: Dora (Mathias) Griesbach

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