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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Friday, April 11, 2014

DEAN N. LINDAU

NAME OF DECEASED:
DEAN N. LINDAU

AGE: 58

ADDRESS: 150 S. 2nd Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:09 A.M. Friday, April 11, 2014 after a courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 9 months under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus & Rev. Nancy Amacher

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1955 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1974 graduate of Medford High School and of UW-Eau Claire where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing

MARRIAGE: September 20, 1980 in Sand Creek to Joan M. Dietsche

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing from UW-Eau Claire. He then went on to work as a sales representative in the Twin Cities and Eau Claire area from 1979 to 1987. The family moved to the Marshfield area, where Dean worked as a sales/provider relations representative for Security Health Plan from 1987 to 1999. They moved to the Medford area where Dean worked at the Hedlund Agency from 2000 to 2007. In high school Dean enjoyed participating in football, basketball, baseball, and track. His passion for sports continued into adulthood. Dean enjoyed coaching his sons and other youth; he received the Marshfield Youth Baseball Coach of the Year Award. Dean often cheered on the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers. He enjoyed sailing at the Apostle Islands and was an avid downhill skier and outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Facing the challenges of Huntington’s Disease, Dean and his family worked to raise awareness in hopes of one day finding a cure.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joan “Joanie” Lindau of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Lynn) Lindau of Medford and Kyle (Britney) Lindau of Eau Claire

SURVIVING SISTER: Lori Denzine of Menomonie

SURVIVING MOTHER: Marleen A. Lindau (Maiden Name: Gruny) of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Norman H. Lindau

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dean’s family which will be designated at a later date to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Hope Hospice of Medford, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Medford. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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BARBARA “BARB” J. BALK

NAME OF DECEASED:
BARBARA “BARB” J. BALK

AGE: 56

ADDRESS: N3856 Crane Drive Medford, Township of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:43 A.M. Thursday, April 10 at her residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Private memorial services were held for her immediate family.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa

EDUCATION: Attended elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa and Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota

MARRIAGE: May 1, 1997 in Irma to Lee A. Balk

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Barb was a cook and manager at the Center City Inn in St. Paul, Minnesota for a period of time. She was a truck driver for Bud Meyer Truck Service in Lake City, Minnesota for 16 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, the outdoors and traveling.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lee A. Balk of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Stacie (Dan) Krieg of Stratford, Christine Tomasino of St. Paul, Minnesota, Michael Balk of Tucson, Arizona and Grace Balk of Medford

4 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Lance, Alexa and Cole Krieg and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Balk

DECEASED FATHER: Noel Antomori

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary R. Antomori (Maiden Name: Patterson)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Barb’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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Monday, April 7, 2014

GERALD A. ACKERET

NAME OF DECEASED: GERALD A. ACKERET AGE: 87

ADDRESS: 419 W. Center Ave., Dorchester, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 PM Saturday, April 5 at his residence in the Village of Dorchester

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, April 10 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester

OFFICIATING: Father Dan Hackel & Father James Schaeffer

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, April 9 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic rosary service held; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, April 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1926 at the Town of Little Black

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary grade school, Medford and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: December 27, 1958 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence to Marian J. Pientok and she preceded him in death February 5, 2010

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he enlisted in the National Guard, Medford division. US Army veteran of WW II. Following the war, he returned to Medford and worked with his brothers at Ackeret Bros. He worked in banking & insurance for the State Bank of Medford for 11 years, Farmer & Merchants Bank in Greenwood for 8 years & Dorchester State Bank for 20 years where he was President & CEO retiring in 1991. He continued to serve on the board of directors until 1995. He enjoyed traveling, polka & big band music, being in the outdoors & reading.

MEMBER OF: St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester where he served as Lector, Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, Leader of Prayer, served on the Pastoral Council & Finance Council; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Dorchester American Legion Post #517; Past treasurer of the Taylor County March of Dimes & Medford Chamber of Commerce. Past member of: Medford Curling Club, Greenwood Rotary Club, Clark-Taylor County Bankers Assn., Dorchester Lions Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ellen Ackeret of Appleton, Faye (J. Free) Ackeret of Portland, OR, & Kevin Ackeret of Dorchester

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers - Robert, Vincent & George “Greg” Ackeret,
Sisters - Catherine Dosselman, Genevieve Lorenzen

DECEASED FATHER: Gottlieb Ackeret DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Hirsch

PALLBEARERS: Dan, Greg & Steve Ackeret, Greg & Luke Heier, Chuck Gust

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future charitable designation
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

GAYLE N. POHLMAN

NAME OF DECEASED: GAYLE N. POHLMAN AGE: 63

ADDRESS: 159 S. 2nd St., Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:20 AM Friday, April 4 at Memorial Health Center, emergency room, Medford where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 9 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, April 9

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 11, 1950 at Park Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Radisson, WI elementary schools, 1969 graduate of Winter High School, and received a marketing degree from WITC, Rice Lake

MARRIAGE: April 11, 1981 at Couderay, WI Presbyterian Church to Henry “Jack” Pohlman and he preceded her in death in 1995

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a bartender & waitress at the Silver Fox in Couderay, WI for a period of years. She resided in North Carolina for a period of years. She returned to WI in 2013 residing in WI Rapids until recently moving to Medford. She enjoyed NASCAR, the outdoors, hunting, arts & crafts.

MEMBER OF: Past member of the Pittsville, WI American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Chad Markman of Spring Lake, North Carolina
Daughter – Amber (Duane) Pohlman-Hostetler of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Shirley (Dick) Hemminger of Marshfield

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ruth Ann Sheptick & Frederic John “Fritz” Markman

DECEASED FATHER: Galen Markman DECEASED MOTHER: Adeline Richson

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