Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LINDA L. KENYON

NAME OF DECEASED: 
LINDA L. KENYON 
 
AGE: 78  

ADDRESS:  617 Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:35 P.M. Tuesday, May 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 6 days.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

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

VISITATION:  11:00 A.M. until 1:40 P.M. Saturday, May 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 29, 1936 in Whittlesey

EDUCATION: Linda attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated from Medford High School

MARRIAGE: August 18, 1956 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford to Ronald H. Kenyon and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1999

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Linda worked at a factory in Milwaukee for 2 years. After her marriage, they moved to a couple different communities until settling in Medford in 1971. At this time, Linda worked at Phillips Plastics for a couple of years and then she worked at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide in the O.B. department until her retirement because of health reasons in 1994. Linda enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking, reading and traveling.

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Cindie (Mike) Fish of Wausau, David (Kathy) Kenyon of Medford and Jean (Scott) Robinson of Lino Lakes, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Richard L. Kenyon on June 25, 1957

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  Joshua (Kristen) Robinson, Shanna (Logan) Buhr and Dakota Kenyon  

STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Alex and Terrance Fish  

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Caleb Robinson and Sloane Robinson            

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: John “Jack” (Barb) Dassow of Hartland

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joan Kowalefski, Wanita Bader and Karon Grube

DECEASED FATHER: William J. Dassow 

DECEASED MOTHER: Amelia M. Dassow (Maiden Name: Gebauer)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Joshua Robinson, Shanna Buhr and Dakota Kenyon

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

RONALD L. MUSHEL

 

NAME OF DECEASED:    RONALD LEON MUSHEL, SR.    AGE:  70

ADDRESS:  N 4617 Castle Drive, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence, May 18, 2015 at 7:37 P.M.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

INTERMENT:  Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION:  Monday, May 25, 2015 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also Tuesday May, 26, 2015 beginning at 9:30 until the time of services at 11:00 AM.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 15, 1944, Medford, WI.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate from Medford Area Sr. High

MARRIAGE: Formerly Married to Lynette Peterson, of Medford.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ron worked as an auctioneer and livestock purchaser for numerous livestock companies in the Central Wisconsin Area. He enjoyed playing cards and watching sports, especially The Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. His true passion was working with live-stock and horses, and volunteered much of his time at the Rodeo Grounds in Medford. Ron made friends easily. Ed Brecke and his family made a considerable impact in his life and will always be remembered as members of Ron's extended family.

 
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jennifer Ann (William) Wilson of Oswego, IL, and Ronald Leon Mushel, Jr. of Marshfield, WI

GRANDCHILDREN: Hope (Eric) Jannusch of Geneva, IL and Alexis Mushel of Marshfield, WI          

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Kayla Jannusch           

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Gene (Sandy) Mushel Marshfield, WI

DECEASED FATHER:  Leon Mushel     DECEASED MOTHER: Delores Schoenfeldt

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Ron may be given to his family, for designation at a later date.

 




Monday, May 18, 2015

MARGARET M. BALCIAR


MARGARET M. (Maiden Name: ROBIDA) BALCIAR   AGE: 87

ADDRESS:  955 E. Allman Ave Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Margaret passed away at 9:49 P.M. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.

 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Brian Mundt

 
INTERMENT:     Cremainal Inurnment will take place at 1:15 P.M. at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford

 
VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1927 in Stetsonville

 
EDUCATION: Margaret attended Pleasant Valley Grade School, Dorchester High School and was a 1944 Graduate of Medford High School

 
MARRIAGE: On September 6, 1947 she married Walter Balciar at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford and he survives

 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Margaret started work for the Medford Creamery office where she met her husband of 67 years. She stayed with the company through the various new owners and retired in 1992. Margaret enjoyed camping, gardening, sewing, bowling, dancing and playing cards.

 
MEMBER OF:  She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and an active member of the Church’s Ladies Aid

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Walter Balciar of Medford

SURVIVING DAUGHTER:  Marsha (Lee) Fritz of DeForest

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2: Major Jesse (Jacqui) Fritz of Westhampton Beach, NY and Captain Jason (Laura) Fritz of Tomah. Both Grandsons currently in the U.S. Air Force          GR-GRANDSON:  Winston Fritz of Tomah         

SURVIVING BROTHER: Donald (Jo) Robida of Stratford

 
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ann (Ed) Denzin, John (Jeanette) Robida, William (Agnes) Robida and Roy (Bernice) Robida 

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Robida      DECEASED MOTHER:  Mary Murn

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Margaret’s family to be designated at a later date to Alzheimers.Org, Aspirus Hospice and St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CLAIRE F. OBENHOFFER

NAME OF DECEASED: CLAIRE F. OBENHOFFER AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 510 E. Taylor Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:17 PM Monday, May 11 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 8 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood at a later date

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 23

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 4, 1925 in the Township of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Chelsea Grade School, Town of Chelsea & attended Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: June 19, 1948 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Dorothy M. Thums and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of WW II having served from 1943-1946. After the military he returned to Medford and worked at Hurd Millwork from 1946 until his retirement in January of 1991. He enjoyed dancing, square dancing, wood working, garage sales, fishing, hunting & he will be remembered for his joke telling.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Rib Lake American Legion;
Lifetime member of the Carpenter & Joiners Union

SURVIVING SPOUSE: of 66 years Dorothy M. Obenhoffer of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathy (Walt) Burcaw of Elk Mound, WI, Don (Vicky) Obenhoffer of Medford, Joe (Judy) Obenhoffer of Rib Lake

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Ryan (Cassie) and Paul (Becky) Burcaw, Lance, Kim, Nathan (Tiffany) & Dustin (Amanda) Obenhoffer GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 – Ann, Payton, Brooks, Bronson, Sierra, Emy, Gavin, Liam, August

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Donald Obenhoffer & Marcella Krueger

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Obenhoffer DECEASED MOTHER: Ludmila Ann (maiden name – Paitl) Obenhoffer

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

KENNETH A. ELLENBECKER


Kenneth A. Ellenbecker, 79
 joined his son in heaven on May 11, 2015.

Memorial Services for Ken will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester with Father Charles Heibl officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00A.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.
A private Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Dorchester Memorial South Cemetery
Ken was born in Dorchester, WI on October 22, 1935 to Catherine F. Ellenbecker (Maiden Name: Heindl) and Arthur P. Ellenbecker. He attended Dorchester Elementary through 8th grade and then quit school to work on the family dairy farm with his parents.
In 1956, Ken married Sharon L. Pope and they had two children: Cindy and Kurt Ellenbecker and he predeceased Ken in 1972.
Ken worked on the family farm for 24 years and then he bought his own farm in 1973. He farmed until 1985 and then he sold the farm and moved to town where he worked for Meyers’ Manufacturing for 10 years. Ken then “retired” to working for the Dorchester Park for another 10 years. Ken was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Dorchester Lions’ Club and served on the Dorchester Park Board.
Ken was a “great inventor”; he always had a project that he was making: a camper, a boat, a pair of skis, a rocking horse, or a piece of furniture for his wife or daughter. He even constructed a rickshaw but Sharon wouldn’t ride in it. Ken was known as the local “fix it” man in Dorchester. Many a widowed woman referred to him as St. Kenny because he spent a lot of time helping others. Ken also enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, yard work, model railroading, decorating for Christmas, and antique cars, particularly his 1931 Ford Model A.
Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon L. Ellenbecker of Dorchester, his daughter Cindy Ellenbecker of New Holstein, a sister Bernette (Mel) Gruber of Rotunda West, FL, 2 brothers Galen (Patti) Ellenbecker of Dorchester and Gary (Carol) Ellenbecker of Medford.
Ken will be remembered as a hardworking man with a simple lifestyle by choice, a quiet man of great conviction and fun-loving wit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dorchester Park.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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WARREN P. KLEIBER

NAME OF DECEASED: 
WARREN P. KLEIBER 
 
AGE:  62

ADDRESS: W5899 Gravel Road  Medford; Town of Little Black Resident  

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  6:49 P.M. Sunday, May 10 at the UW Madison Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 7 days surrounded by his loving family.

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

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT:  Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION:  4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 15 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10: 45 A.M. Saturday, May 16 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 21, 1953 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: December 28, 1973 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Jeanette A. Kaudy and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Warren began his career at Weathershield in Medford where he worked in a variety of positions for 42 years until his retirement in 2013. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and restoring snowmobiles. Warren was a dedicated Packer fan and enjoyed being surrounded by his family, grandchildren and his dog Foster.

MEMBER OF:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville and the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Wendy (Robert) Mateega of Plymouth, MN, Angela Kleiber of Waunakee and Shelby (Fiance Jesse Biermann) of Ogema

GRANDCHILDREN: Spencer and  Ava Mateega of Plymouth, MN

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Dave (Susie) Kleiber of Medford, Gary (Stella) Kleiber of Kronewetter and Ronnie (Significant Other: Sandy Motte) Kleiber of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Jerome “Bud” Kleiber

DECEASED MOTHER: Lucille E. Kleiber (Maiden Name: Heinz)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Ronnie Kleiber

Active: Gary and Dave Kleiber, Jim Kaudy, Todd Theil, Ken Kraus, Dick Wesle and Mark Wachsmuth

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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

ANOLA M. PERNSTEINER

Anola Mae (Sersch) Pernsteiner, 82 of Medford, died peacefully at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford on Wednesday, May 6 surrounded by her loving family.
Anola was born September 25, 1932 to Arnold and Dorothy (Georgas) Sersch in Spencer, Wisconsin. She was the oldest of 11. Anola was a wonderful woman, graduating valedictorian from Spencer High School. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked various jobs to help support her family. Her marriage to Gregory Pernsteiner took place at the Church of St. John in Marshfield, Wisconsin on November 6, 1954.  They took over the family farm in Medford in 1956 – raising their 11 children there. In November 2014, they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Anola, also known as ‘Weasie’ by many, adamantly loved reading, history, and watching Jeopardy. She also volunteered her time assisting adult learners with literacy. Personal joy came from reading – she was a mainstay at the Medford Public Library, oftentimes having new books reserved for her before they hit the shelves. She also instilled the importance of education in her children – all of them attained degrees.
Raising 11 children was not an easy task, but Anola embraced it and excelled at the challenge. She encouraged and unconditionally accepted her children for their individuality. Throughout her life, and up until her final months, she wanted to make sure her family was safe, happy and connected to each other.

Anyone who met Anola even once could tell she was a kind, giving woman who radiated love. She accepted everyone and always found the best in people. If someone needed anything, she would give it, no questions asked. And no one ever went hungry when visiting; she was a wonderful baker and cook, and there was always a pot of coffee on and the door was open.
Anola loved humor, even through adversity. One of her biggest gifts to the world was that she loved to laugh. Her smile and wonderful sense of humor was passed on to her children. She loved to make up clever words, sayings and songs, and was always whistling a tune.
Anola will be remembered for her love of peppermint candy, popcorn and O’Douls beer. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved live theater, the Medford CafĂ©, Olive Garden, and “Murder She Wrote”.
Even though Anola was challenged by serious health conditions, her long life can be attributed to her strong will to live and positive outlook.
She is survived by her loving family: husband, Gregory of Medford; children Barbara (Ed) Acker of Rib Lake, Karen (Daniel) Arrenholz of Bloomington, MN, Steven (Jennifer) Pernsteiner of Spring Valley, Mark (Gail) Pernsteiner of Medford, Christine (Jon) Olson of Medford, Kurt (Kathy) Pernsteiner of Oshkosh, Karla (Lonnie) Willaby of Hudson, Scott (Sharon) Pernsteiner of Eau Claire, Terry Pernsteiner of Fond du Lac, Michael (Aimee) Pernsteiner of Altoona, and Todd Pernsteiner of Minneapolis, MN. She also is survived by four siblings: Mary (Vince) Weber, Beverly (Bill) Welch, Judy Sersch, and Nancy Mathewson, 34 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, five siblings and grandson (Caleb Arrenholz).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that financial donations be made in Anola’s name to Medford Public Library, Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Holy Rosary School Student Tuition Assistance fund.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday May 11, 2015 At Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
A prayer service will be held on Monday at 4:00 PM.

A luncheon will follow at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, interment will take place at a later date at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.