Thursday, July 2, 2015

JEROME V. BACH


NAME OF DECEASED: JEROME VINCENT BACH        AGE: 90

ADDRESS:  N 3282 Woodland Road, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Aspirus Care & Rehab Center, 5:05 A.M., Thursday, July 2, 2015, under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES:  11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, WI.

OFFICIATING:  Father Phil Jusa & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT:     St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Black, WI

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday July 8, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 13, 1925 in Little Black, WI.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford, WI.

MARRIAGE: Married Joanne Marie Seidel on July 24, 1957 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, WI.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jerome worked as a farmer in Nebraska and the Dakotas. After marrying Joanne, he moved back to Medford and began working as a carpenter and roofer.

MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joanne Marie (Seidel) Bach

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Paul (Mary Kay) Bach, Jr. of Colby, WI, Sister; Olivia Venne of Milwaukee, WI.

AND SEVERAL SURVIVING  NIECES AND NEPHEWS

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Elizabeth Heier and  Brother: Bernard Bach

DECEASED FATHER: Paul Bach      DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Jackel

OTHER INFORMATION:  In honor of Jerome, memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RALPH R. BRANDNER

NAME OF DECEASED: 
RALPH R. BRANDNER

AGE:  90

ADDRESS:  City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:07 P.M. Tuesday, June 30 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital-E.R. where he was surrounded by his loving wife, sister and nephew.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Ralph’s request no services will be held

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1924 in the Township of Chelsea

MARRIAGE: June 20, 1953 at St. John’s the Baptist Church, Rib Lake to Rita M. Schneck

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rita M. Brandner

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers: Herbert (Elinora), Raymond and Rock Brandner
Sisters: Anne Pachenham and Rosemary (Robert) Werner

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Carl Jr., John and Roman
Sisters: Catherine Lamberty, Thecla Oestreich and Ida Scott

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Brandner Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Kunigunda Brandner (Maiden Name: Linsner)

Monday, June 29, 2015

HARRIET I. VIRCKS


NAME OF DECEASED:      HARRIET I. VIRCKS 
 
AGE: 92

ADDRESS:  408 E. Linden St. Abbotsford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:43 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Golden Living Continental Manor in Abbotsford surrounded by her loving family and under the care of the Ministry Home Care Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

INTERMENT:     Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1922 in the Township of Holway

EDUCATION: Harriet attended Lawndale School in Little Black

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1942 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville Harriet married the love of her life, Arthur “Bud” C. Vircks and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1976

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Harriet moved to Chicago, IL where she worked at a munitions factory during WWII. After their marriage they bought a farm west of Stetsonville where they farmed for 34 years. She moved to Abbotsford in 1990. Harriet worked at the Medford Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide for a number of years. She then worked at the Taylor County Human Services until her retirement in 1991. Harriet was a loving mother to 8 children and 5 foster children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, baking, playing cards with her friends, whittling, telling stories, bird watching and she loved spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF:  Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post#519 and past member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karleen (Michael) Langer of Barrington, IL, Kristin Brunner of Abbotsford, WI, Brian (Mardell) Vircks of Phoenix, AZ, Kaye (Michael) Gerber of Sun Prairie, WI, Boyd (Diane) Vircks of Colfax, WI, Kari Draeger of Medford, WI and Berle (Sylvia) Vircks of Cortland, OH.

CHILDREN DECEASED: Barton C. Vircks

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:   18       GR-GRANDCHILDREN:    33        GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  2

SURVIVING SISTER: Lois Neibacher of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Otto & Clyde Berry and Helen Winchell

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Berry      DECEASED MOTHER: Clara A. Nelson

PALLBEARERS: Lincoln, Patrick & Charlie Vircks, Beth Spina, Matt Brunner, Holly Draeger-Untiedt and Christopher Gerber

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JOHN A. GRINKER

NAME OF DECEASED: 
JOHN A. GRINKER

AGE:  83
 
ADDRESS:  Our House  1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford; City of Medford resident; Former Township of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  9:05 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per John’s request no services will be held

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 31, 1932 in the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION:  Attended Lawndale Grade School in Dorchester and a 1949 Graduate of Dorchester High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John was a truck driver, asphalt plant tree service and a mechanic. During the time of employment in the tree service in Oregon he was drafted into the war. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from January 23, 1952 – December 24, 1953. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. John also enjoyed playing the concertina.

MEMBER OF:  NRA

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: George (Joanne) Grinker of Brookfield, Don (Elizabeth) Grinker of Milwaukee, Pat (Alden) Hamm of Dorchester, Joe (Sandy) Grinker of Oak Creek and Richard (Jackie) Grinker of Dorchester
Sisters-In-Law: Dorothy Grinker of Dorchester, Joyce Grinker of Owen and Kathy Grinker-Owens of Greendale

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Bob Grinker, Betty Gall, William Grinker and Thomas Grinker

DECEASED FATHER: Charles J. Grinker

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara V. Grinker (Maiden Name: Peissig)

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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GERTRUDE “GERTIE” S. VETTER

NAME OF DECEASED:
GERTRUDE “GERTIE” S. VETTER 
 
AGE:  100  

ADDRESS:  Country Gardens  635 W. Cedar Street Medford; City of Medford Resident; Former Fond du Lac area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:35 A.M. Saturday, June 27 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Krueger, Rev. Joshua Krieger and Rev. James Babler

INTERMENT:  5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Town of Forest Cemetery, Fond du Lac

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 2, 1914 in Freedom, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Gertie attended schools where her father was a Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Freedom, then Kenosha and finally rural Fond du Lac. She attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy during her high school years.

MARRIAGE: May 27, 1933 to Wilbur J. Vetter and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1988

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: The couple farmed with Wilbur’s parents. Later they sold the farm and moved to Fond du Lac where Gertrude began a career at Sears in Management where she remained until her retirement. Much of Gertie’s life was devoted to family. In addition to working full time, she enjoyed sewing nearly all her own clothes and those of her family, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings. After Wilbur’s retirement they traveled extensively, including four trips to Germany and five to Hawaii. She was also an extensive letter writer.

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford
Past Member: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton

SURVIVING SON-IN-LAW: LaWellyn (Yolanda) Tesch of Appleton

 DECEASED DAUGHTER: Janet V. Tesch on October 29, 2001

GRANDSON: Dean(Debra) Tesch of Stetsonville

SURVIVING SISTER: Lorraine LaRonge of Fond du Lac

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gerhardt Rolloff, Earl Rolloff and Elda Ruth Kopitzke

DECEASED FATHER: Emil D. Rolloff

DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Rolloff (Maiden Name: Plamann)

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family that will be designated to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford, Wisconsin and Zion Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Wisconsin
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Friday, June 19, 2015

JOHN “JACK” F. HUSS

NAME OF DECEASED:   
JOHN “JACK” F. HUSS
 
AGE:  70  

ADDRESS:  Township of Westboro Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  12:50 A.M. Thursday, June 18 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Jack’s request no services will be held at this time

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1944 in Freeport, Illinois

DECEASED FATHER: John Huss

DECEASED MOTHER:  Rose Huss (Maiden Name: Feeney)

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

LADDIE J. VLCEK

NAME OF DECEASED: LADDIE J. VLCEK AGE: 86

ADDRESS: Country Gardens, 635 W. Cedar, Medford; A former Westboro & Ogema area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:44 AM Saturday, October 18 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 ½ weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home-Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Don Rhody

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1928 at Westboro, WI

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary and was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: June 12, 1950 at Milwaukee to Ida Mae Soderstrom and she preceded him in death March 17, 2011

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran achieving the rank of Sergeant having served from May of 1946 to Nov. of 1947. After the military, he resided in Phillips and worked at Flambeau Milling for a period of time. In 1958 they moved to Ogema where he began his career with the US Postal Service for the next 30 years working as a clerk and later postmaster until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church where he had served on various groups including Deacon & Financial Secretary;
Past member of the Ogema Lions Club, and the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Brien (Kate Carollo) Vlcek of Seattle, WI & Bruce Vlcek of New Bedford, MA

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Elizabeth (Dan) Duryea of Bellevue, WA, Laura (Courtney) Taylor, Allison Vlcek & Kevin Vlcek all of Seattle, WA GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joseph, Rudy & Frank Vlcek; Sisters – Martha Look & Helen Axlerod

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Vlcek DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Simek

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