Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ROBERT "BOBBY" H. PILLER

NAME OF DECEASED: ROBERT “BOBBY” H. PILLER AGE: 94

ADDRESS: 317 W. County Road A Stetsonville Village of Stetsonville Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 28 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Frederick Brost

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 4, 1920 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Public Schools

MARRIAGE: December 26, 1942, he married Florence “Dolly” E. Schwarting and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, Robert and Dolly farmed in Medford and he also worked at Hurd in Medford. In 1967, they relocated where they lived for 23 years, during this time Robert drove truck for the State of Illinois until his retirement in 1986. In 1990, they then moved back to Stetsonville where they owned and operated Partners Bar and Restaurant, retiring a second time in 1994. Robert was a very hard worker and enjoyed gardening. He loved his family especially his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Sons: Gary of Medford, Bruce of Fond du Lac, Mark (Debbie) of Ocala, Florida and Rocky (Debbie) of Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 Daughters: Betty (Dennis) Elliott of Cortland, Illinois and Lynn (Doug) Retherford of DeKalb, Illinois
Daughter-In-Law: Dora Piller of Schaumburg, Illinois

CHILDREN DECEASED: Donna and Dennis “Butch”

16 GRANDCHILDREN

21 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

4 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING SISTER: Genevieve Jochimsen of Minneapolis, Minnesota

6 BROTHERS DECEASED

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Piller

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Piller (Maiden Name: Sickinger)

PALLBEARERS:

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Hope Hospice.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EDWIN "LEE" SMITH

NAME OF DECEASED: EDWIN "LEE" L. SMITH AGE: 91

ADDRESS: N3318 Hall Drive, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:25 PM Monday, January 26 at his residence in the Town of Browning under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 PM Friday, January 30 at United Methodist Church, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: United Methodist Church, Medford from 12 noon until the time of services at 1:30 PM on Friday, January 30

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1923 at Downing, WI

EDUCATION: Medford elementary schools, 1943 graduate of Medford High School, attended Technical College in Wausau

MARRIAGE: August 20, 1949 at United Methodist Church, Medford to Ruth A. Hutchinson and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, he entered the US Navy and was a veteran of WW II serving from 1943-1946 as a radio technician 3rd Class. After the service, he continued his education. Then he worked as a foreman for Steel Structures in Medford for many years until his retirement in 1988. He also operated a hobby farm in the Town of Browning for many years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making furniture & snowshoes.

MEMBER OF: United Methodist Church, Medford; Medford American Legion Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ruth A. Smith of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karen (Mike) Marti of La Valle, WI, Terry (Janie) Smith of Verona, WI, Ricky (Mary) Smith of Tomah, WI, Jeffrey (Linda Geiger) Smith of Medford, Laurie (Tom) Daniels of Wausau

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Daniel Smith in infancy in 1957

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Florence Hedlund of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Elaine Kramer

DECEASED FATHER: Edwin Clay Smith DECEASED MOTHER: Mae Pearl Barber

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Medford United Methodist Church, 287 E. Allman, Medford, WI 54451 in his name
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BRIAN C. KULAS

NAME OF DECEASED:
BRIAN C. KULAS

AGE: 77

ADDRESS: W7877 Lake Road Medford Township of Hammel Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 A.M. Monday, January 26 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 31 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Athens Cemetery, Athens

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and also Saturday from 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 20, 1937 in Wausau

EDUCATION: Graduate of Wausau High School; Attended UW-Madison where he received a degree in Physical Education and a Graduate degree in Education Administration. During college was member of the Badger Basketball Team from 1955-1959.

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1959 in Wausau to Dona R. Penn

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During college, he was in ROTC and following graduation fulfilled his military obligation at Fort Benning, Georgia. Later he served in the National Guard where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the Berlin Crisis, and Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1959, Brian started his teaching career at Medford High School where he taught physical education and coached the boys’ basketball team. He became Assistant Principal in 1968 and Principal in 1971, a position he held until becoming Assistant Superintendent in 1987. He retired in 1999. Following his retirement, he served as Principal at the Medford Elementary School for one year. Brian was instrumental in the formation of the Medford Education Foundation and Post Prom activities, remaining active in both in his retirement. He continued to work with youth for many years as an instructor for Junior Achievement. He was an avid golfer, sports fan and reader.

MEMBER OF:, Kiwanis, Esadore Area Lake Association, Tee Hi Golf Club, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served six years as Church Council President. He served on the Boards of Directors of Memorial Hospital, Memorial Health Foundation, Taylor Electric Cooperative, Dairyland Power, AnnMarie Foundation, Medford Education Foundation, Federated Youth Foundation, Medford Public Library and Medford Public Library Foundation. Brian received national recognition for developing an education program to teach elementary students about Cooperatives. He was recognized as the Medford Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year in 1986 and inducted into the Medford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dona R. Kulas of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Three sons: Kevin (Krista) Kulas of Savage, Minnesota, Kirby (Julie) Kulas of Appleton and Keith Kulas of Marshfield

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Kolby, Kassie, Konor, Katherine and Klaire Kulas

AUNT: Lillian Kundert of Evansville, Indiana

SISTER-IN-LAW: Faye (Donald) Blarek of Wausau
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews and other relatives

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Kulas

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Kulas (Maiden Name: Kercher)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian’s family to be designated at a later date
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Brian taught his students that their years in high school were like a trip on a rocket ship. He inspired all who knew him to reach for the stars. . . .

Monday, January 26, 2015

CHARLOTTE M. HABERMEYER

NAME OF DECEASED:
CHARLOTTE M. HABERMEYER

AGE: 103

ADDRESS: 635 Cedar Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:40 A.M. Sunday, January 25 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 7, 1911 in the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Attended Dorchester area schools

MARRIAGE: October 6, 1936 to Thomas M. Habermeyer and he preceded her in death on November 14, 1965.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Charlotte was a cook at Liberty Grade School, Medford High School and the Stetsonville Grade School for 40+ years until her retirement at the age of 75. During this time her and her husband, Thomas owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Little Black. Charlotte enjoyed knitting, crafts, fishing, playing cards and doing puzzles.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Barbara (David) Dittrich of Medford and Charles (Bonnie) Habermeyer of Stetsonville

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: David Habermeyer on June 21, 1970

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 17

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 4

SURVIVING BROTHER: Clarence Decker of Colby

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George, Frank, Jimmy, Olivia, Marie, Theresa, Rose and Matilda
Also twin brothers in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Peter Decker

DECEASED MOTHER: Krezense Decker (Maiden Name: Heigl)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Charlotte’s family to be designated at a later date
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

FLOYD L. NEIBACHER

NAME OF DECEASED:
FLOYD L. NEIBACHER

AGE: 85

ADDRESS: 849 S. Park Ave. Medford City of Medford Resident; Former Township of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:23 A.M. Friday, January 23 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 30 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

INTERMENT: Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Holway with full military honors performed by the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 29 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 30 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 6, 1929 in the Township of Holway

EDUCATION: Attended Forest Grove Elementary School in the Township of Holway and a 1947 graduate of Owen High School

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1958 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway to Lois C. Berry

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Floyd served in the U.S. Army from July 7, 1954 until May 31, 1956. After his time in the service, he drove truck for Paul Brothers in Owen. Floyd then was a manager at Sauter Brothers in Dorchester from 1957 until 1987. He was also a manager at the C-Store in Dorchester until his retirement in 1991. In his retirement, Floyd enjoyed working out in the woods. He also enjoyed hunting, playing baseball, watching the Cubs and the Bears and reading western books.

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway, Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville, Served on the Board of Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Holway
Former charter member of Holway AAL and former Timberline Hare-Beagle Club

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Lois C. Neibacher of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Merwyn (Susan Kerr) Neibacher of Glenwood City, Echo (Chris) Buehler of Medford, Margo (Robert) Gramling of Chippewa Falls, Kurt (Theresa) Neibacher of Carthage, New York and Gary (Sally) Purgett of Owen

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

SURVIVING SISTERS-IN-LAW: Harriet Vircks of Abbotsford and Doris Neibacher of Owen

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Wilbert and Orville Neibacher
Sister at birth

DECEASED FATHER: Oscar E. Neibacher

DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Neibacher (Maiden Name: Hamm)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Jerry Rankl, Gary Purgett and Dewey Hamm
Active: Hunter and Slate Buehler, Michael and April Neibacher, Samuel Gramling and Travis Purgett

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Floyd’s family requests memorials to be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery Association or St. Mary’s Cemetery Association of Holway
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PHILIP “FUZZ” G. METZ

NAME OF DECEASED: PHILIP “FUZZ” G. METZ AGE: 64

ADDRESS: 300 E. Allman St. Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:40 P.M. Friday, January 23, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Ministry Home Care & Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:30 A.M. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion Club

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until time of services at 11:30 A.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 6, 1950 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Little Black Grade School and was a 1968 graduate of Medford Area High School

MARRIAGE: August 18, 1984 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford to Debra J. Scheithauer and she survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Fuzz was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He worked for Melvin’s Ready Mix Concrete Company for a number of years. Fuzz then drove truck for Tombstone Pizza for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at the family cabin.

MEMBER OF: Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519 in Stetsonville and the National Rifle Association

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Deb J. Metz of Medford

SURVIVING PET: loving dog Blazer

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mona “Monie” (Kayo) Pope of Stetsonville, Jim (Bev) Metz, Paul Metz, Mark (Dee Habeck) Metz, Steve (Kate) Metz all of Medford, Dan (Jeneane) Metz of Stetsonville and Sister-in-Law: Linda Metz of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Chuck Metz and Sister-in-Law: Marge Metz

SURVIVING PARENT: Mother: Beulah D. Metz of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Charles I. Metz

HONORARY URN BEARERS: Nieces & Nephews

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date or in Fuzz’s name to Ministry Home Care & Hospice.
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Friday, January 23, 2015

BETTY M. DOHM


NAME OF DECEASED: BETTY M. DOHM

AGE: 93

ADDRESS: N2635 Martin Dr. Medford former Town of Deer Creek resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:40 P.M. Thursday, January 22, 2014 at the Continental Manor in Abbotsford where she had been a resident for the past 2 years, surrounded by her loving family

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Monday January 26, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Simon Boyapati

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stetsonville

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1921 in Medford

EDUCATION: Betty attended Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School and Graduated from Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 23, 1942 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford to Robert A. Dohm and he preceded her in death in 2007

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Betty and her husband Robert farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for many years. She was a loving wife and homemaker for her family. Betty enjoyed sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, quilting and putting together puzzles. She loved her entire family and created something special for each new family member.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Edward (Cheryl) Dohm of Merrill, Alan (Ann) Dohm of Eau Claire, Bill (Lynn) of Medford, Ray Dohm of Ellsworth, Marlene (Wayne) Roesler of Athens, Donna (Mark) Hrdina of Goodrich and Linda (Duane) Dassow of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Lois Gustafson in 1993 and Rita Dohm in 2005

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 20 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 36 GR-GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Leon (Yvonne) Brost, Norbert (Rosalie) Brost, and Dolores Shaw all of Medford, Mary Ann Gawin of Menominee Falls, Sisters-in-Laws: Ruth Brost of Medford, Beulah Brost of Franklin and Margaret Ruesch of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Francis and Edward Brost, Agnes Stephen and infant daughter Rosemary

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost Jr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Stauner

PALLBEARERS: Tim Roesler, Troy and Jim Hrdina, Bob Gustafson, Dan Dassow and Alex Dohm

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