Saturday, January 19, 2019

ELEANOR M. WOHLT

Eleanor M. Wohlt, 97, of Medford, passed away Saturday January 19, 2019 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held Friday January 25, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel Iwinski officiating. Visitation will be held that morning at Immanuel Lutheran church from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held at Medford Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.

Eleanor was born August 10, 1921 in Medford Wisconsin to Joseph and Emma (Mildbrand) Emmerich. She married Arthur A. Wohlt on October 28, 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. Arthur preceded her in death on October 21, 1989. Eleanor and Arthur owned and operated a dairy farm for 37 years, retiring in 1975. Eleanor then worked in the Memorial Hospital kitchen until she retired in 1983. After retirement, Eleanor volunteered at the Stetsonville Senior Center and was even named “Volunteer of the Year”, an accomplishment she was very proud of. In her free time, Eleanor enjoyed playing Bingo, Cards, especially Sheepshead, Embroidering, and watching the Packers and Brewers.

She is survived by her children: Dennis Wohlt of West Bend, Shirley (Jim) Minsaas of Curtiss, and Beverly (Jim) Krueger. Grandchildren: Wendy (Dave) Blank of Medford, Teri (Del) Falker of Desota, Brenda (Mitch) Buchholz of Owen, Tammi (Dave) Bardsley of Puyallup WA, Paula (Mike) Treu of Wausau, Stacie (Barry) Degnitz of Peshtigo, Christa (Erv) Lange of West Bend, Chad (Casey) Wohlt of West Bend, Michele Krueger, and Kent Krueger both of Medford, 19 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great-Grandchildren, 7 Great-Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great-Great Grandchildren, and one sister; Florence Lemke of Medford.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, Marty Falker, Daughter-in-Law Rachel Wohlt. Siblings; Alfred, Edmund, Joseph, Clarence, Raymond, Arthur, and Melvin Emmerich, Daisy Brink, and Edna Schwarz.

In lieu of flowers , memorial donation in honor of Eleanor can be given to her family for future designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CONRAD D. RODER, JR.

Conrad D. Roder, Jr., 87, of Rib Lake, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 surrounded by family under the care of hope hospice.

Conrad was born on November 28, 1931 to Conrad Sr. and Mary (Mann) Roder in Rib Lake. He attended Highland grade school and graduated from Rib Lake High School. He married Bernice Gilge on September 13, 1952 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Rib Lake; she survives.

Conrad was owner and operator of a dairy farm for 50 years. He was also a carpenter, logger, and an excellent trapper.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, playing basketball with his family, gardening, hunting, and playing cards and checkers.

Conrad is survived by Bernice, his wife of 66 years; children, David Roder of Rib Lake, Diane (Jay) Nelson of Osceola, Dawn (Rick) Jensen of Medford, Debbi (Tom Marschke) Roder of Medford, and Kelly (Kevin) Holzl of Rib Lake; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Conrad is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Merle Roder and Catherine (Melvin) Rindt.

A Memorial service for Conrad will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, with Pastor James Langebartels officiating. Visitation will take place at the church on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4:00 Pm until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Conrad’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RUBY "ARLYS" THOMPSON

Ruby A. Thompson,  94, of rural Dorchester, passed away  Monday January 14, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center, where she had been a patient for the last 4 days, following a sudden and brief illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday January 23, 2019 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Rev. Richard Russow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abbotsford Cemetery. Visitation will be held that morning at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Pallbearers will be Paul Thompson, Jim Thompson, Gordon Aase, Scott Knudson, Randy Tweet and Jon Meyer.

Ruby, known as Arlys, was born March 6, 1924 on the family farm near Hartland, MN to Ole and Hilda (Rugroden) Knudson. She attended schools in Freeborn County and graduated from Freeborn High School in 1940. In 1943 she graduated from Mankato Teachers College in Mankato, MN with a degree in education. Before her marriage, Arlys taught school in Minnesota. She then resided in Washington D.C. and worked for the Census Bureau and Pentagon. She married Reuel N. Thompson on December 8, 1945 at the Hartland Lutheran Church in Hartland MN. Reuel preceded her in death on April 25, 2018.

Reuel and Arlys farmed in the Gilman area until 1960, when they moved to a farm in rural Stetsonville. They relocated to Dorchester in 1973, where she currently resided.

Arlys was a member of the Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary. She was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Gilman, followed by  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville where she belonged to the Ladies Aid and Mission Circle, taught Sunday School and was involved in quilting.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing, crocheting and playing Scrabble.

Arlys is survived by two daughters: Sharon (Bill) Stecklein of Derwood, MD, Nancy Thompson of Manitowoc, WI and one son, John (Jean) Thompson of DeForest, WI, One Granddaughter, Tracey (Kenny) Gulden and Two Great Granddaughters: Ellen and Megan Gulden, all of Toano, VA,  Sisters: Helen Aase of Kenyon, MN, Ona Meyer of Hartland, MN, and Margaret (Roald) Tweet of Rock Island, IL.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents, Son: Brian Thompson in April of 2012, Brother: Harold Knudson, along with several brothers and sisters in law.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in honor of Arlys, be given to the family for future designation.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to friends and neighbors who visited and helped Arlys, when needed, especially following the death of her Husband in April of 2018. A special thank you is extended to Henry and Sharon Blume for sharing meals and for always being there for Arlys and her family. Your friendship, help and support have meant so much to all of us throughout the years.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

GRACE M. "IRENE" LUECK


Grace M. “Irene” Lueck, 94, of Rib Lake, passed away Sunday January 13, 2019 at Rib Lake Health Services, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

A funeral service will held at 11:30, Saturday January 19, 2019 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church. Pastor Angel Rosario will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday January 18, 2019 and also Saturday morning from 10:30 AM until the time of service.

Irene was born September 6, 1924 in Granton, WI to Anton and Rose (Schultz) Glenzer. She is a graduate of Granton High School. Irene married Marvin W. Lueck on February 26, 1944 in Medford. Marvin preceded her in death February 27, 2010.

She is survived by her Children: Kim (Roger) Gebauer, Robert Lueck, Carl (Kristin) Lueck all of Rib Lake, Carol (Jim) Bunkelman of Athens, Grandchildren: Amy  (Jayson) Peterson, Neal (Amy) Gebauer, Damon, Kelli and Joshua Lueck, Jason Homer, Danielle (Eric) Bunkelman-Willhite, Alyssa Bunkelman (Fiance Brad Martyn), Jesse Bunkelman, Great Grandchildren: Emerson and Ryan Gebauer, Cole Peterson, Gage Bunkelman, Sisters in Law: Marion Glenzer of Colby, Rose Marie (Ray) Norlin of Tomahawk, Elaine (Howard) Heup of Appleton, Brother in Law Tom Slipka, Namesake Great Great Niece Grace Irene Johnson, and many other nieces and nephews.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents, Siblings: Vernon (Charlotte) Glenzer, Adeline (Lex) Leonard, Bud Glenzer, Rae Jean (Jerry) Doubek, Kenneth Glenzer and Lois Slipka.

Irene and Marvin moved back to Rib Lake in 1944 after Marvin completed his military service. She became a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, canning vegetables and baking, especially cookies, breads and buns. Irene enjoyed time spent with her husband fishing and traveling to visit family and friends. Irene loved her grandchildren, and always enjoyed babysitting them.

She was a member of the Rib Lake United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher for many years, and the Women’s Society where she often helped with church luncheons.

Memorial Donations in honor of Irene can be given to her family, with designation at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Sunday, January 13, 2019

MARGARET S. NELSON

Margaret S. Nelson, 91, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Care Partners, surrounded by family, under the care of Hope Hospice.

Margaret was born on February 17, 1927 to Nichilos and Helen (Stasek) Stock in Chicago, IL. She married Lynn Nelson on August 31, 1946 in Chicago. Lynn preceded Margret in death on December 25, 2006.

Margaret worked at a CNA at Memorial Hospital for 22 years. She was also a long time member of Community United Church of Christ.

In her spare time Margaret enjoyed walking on the treadmill, eating healthy, staying physically fit, and spending time with family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her children, Paul (Judith) Nelson of Watersmeet, MI, Linda Deml of Wisconsin, Bruce Nelson of Milwaukee, Craig (Cathy) Nelson of Westminster, CA, David (Barbara) Nelson of London, KY, James (Karen) Nelson of Medford, and Brian (Shelley) Nelson of Abbotsford; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sister, June Loertscher of Janesville and brother Nicholas Stock of California. Margaret is further survived by many other family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by her sister, Jeanette Lange.

A memorial service for Margaret will take place at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home – Medford Chapel, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Hemer Funeral Home – Medford Chapel from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM.

Memorial donation is Margaret’s name may be given to either Hope Hospice or Community United Church of Christ.

 Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

BERNICE M. ZIEMBO

Bernice M. Ziembo, 93, of the Town of Little Black, passed away Monday January 9, 2019 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Cremation rites have been accorded, a private graveside service will take place at a later date at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

Bernice was born October 6, 1925 in the Town of Deer Creek to Fred and Leila (Jochimsen) Berger. She attended Flat Meadow Elementary School in the Town of Deer Creek. She married William “Bill” Ziembo on May 21, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Bill preceded her in death on May 31, 2010.

Bernice and Bill farmed in Town of Deer Creek, and then moved to Milwaukee for a short period of time. They returned and built, owned and operated the Black Knight Tavern in Little Black for a period of while residing in Little Black. She then worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for 23 years until her retirement.

Bernice enjoyed reading and taking trips to the casino.

She is survived by her Son: William “Willie” (Barbara) Ziembo of Minneapolis, MN, 6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Siblings: Kate Quinn of Milwaukee, Kenneth “John” Berger of Medford.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents and two Sisters: Lucille Sackmann and Janice Rogers.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

HELEN E. CHRISTIANSON


Helen E. Christianson, 82, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Health and Living.

She was born on September 15, 1936 to Frank and Winafred (Wehrmann) Erdman in Rib Lake. She attended Fawn Valley and Rib Lake area schools. She married DuWayne E. Christianson on June 4, 1960; he preceded her in death on March 15, 1989.

Helen worked at Gem Products before she farmed on the Family Dairy Farm. She continued farming until DuWayne passed away. She then worked at Rib Lake Health Services as a CNA, laundry aid, and in housekeeping until retirement. In retirement she volunteered at Rib Lake Health Services helping with bingo and sing-a-longs. She entered Rib Lake Health Services in October of 2013 as a patient until failing health required her to move to Dycora in July of 2018.

In her spare time Helen enjoyed making homemade baked goods, gardening, canning, driving tractor for bailing hay, caring for animals, and spending time with family and friends.

Helen is survived by her children, Allen Christianson of Rib Lake, Tammy (Paul) Bergeson of Wausau, and Randy Christianson of Rib Lake; grandchildren, Tyler (Danielle) Bergeson, Travis Bergeson, and Ted Davis, all of Wausau; great-grandchildren, Madisyn and Raelyn Bergeson, both of Wausau. She is also survived by her brother, James Erdman or Rib Lake and sister, Bernice (Bernard) Bartelt of New Berlin and 6 nieces and nephews.

 Helen is further survived by many other family and friends.

A funeral service for Helen will take place at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com