Tuesday, January 16, 2018

RUTH E. ARMBRUST

Ruth E. Armbrust, 92, of Medford passed into eternal life on Sunday, January 14 at Aspirus Country Gardens in Medford where she had resided for the past 1½ years; most recently under the care of Hope Hospice. Memorial services for Ruth will be at 11 am on Friday, January 19, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Her grandson, Ben Knopp will serve as urn bearer. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of services at 11 am at the church.
Ruth was born on November 13, 1925 in Stetsonville to the late John and Mary (Rudolph) Docter. She went to Stetsonville elementary schools and was a 1942 graduate of Medford High School. Her marriage to Robert F. Armbrust took place on May 30, 1945 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. He preceded her in death August 2, 2014.
Prior to her marriage, Ruth worked at Farmers State Bank in Stetsonville. After her marriage and the return of her husband from WWII, she devoted herself to being a wife and mother. While her children were young, she helped with the family business, Armbrust Meats, by doing the bookkeeping. In later years, she spent many hours working beside Bob at “the shop”. She enjoyed camping, boating on Lake Superior, fishing, reading, doing crossword puzzles, sewing, curling, golfing, bowling, swimming, watching any Wisconsin sports team, traveling, spending winter months in Arizona, playing cards, and being a ‘Reading Grandma’. Ruth always treated others with kindness and had a delightful sense of humor. Her family was her pride and joy. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford and the Ladies of Holy Rosary.
She is survived by her children – Mike (Sally) Armbrust of Madison, Tom (Mary) Armbrust, Jeff (Michele) Armbrust & Susan (Rick) Knopp, all of Medford, JoAnne (Don) Faust of Black Earth and Becky (Doug) Leclair of La Crosse; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren—21st on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Mary Agnes Armbrust in infancy, a grand- daughter, Kristina Knopp, and her siblings, Mary Ann Schiller, Art Docter, Mildred McNamar, and Mabel Newton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.


Monday, January 15, 2018

ALVIN "DICK" RUDOLPH, JR.


Alvin “Dick” G. Rudolph, Jr., 83, of Medford, passed away Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

Dick was born November 20, 1934 in Medford to Alvin Sr. and Christina (Belobraydich) Rudolph. He attended Washington Elementary School and was a 1952 graduate of Medford High School.

He is survived by Maralene (Alvin “Speed”) Zirngibl and Marcy Reinke both of Phillips, nieces, nephews and cousins.

After his education, he worked at Harvey Company in Medford for many years.  He also drove fuel truck & worked as a pipe bender for Jim Zuleger Service in Medford until ill health.  He was recently honored as a 50-year Hunters Safety instructor.  He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing and fly tying.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday January 27, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Pastor David Clements will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 until the time of service at 10:00 AM. Burial of cremated remains will take place in the spring in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

MELVIN D. BRINK


Melvin D. Brink, 93, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Country Gardens in Medford. He was born on August 22, 1924 to Daniel and Goldie (Jensen) Brink. He married Leona Metz on November 13, 1948, she survives. Melvin was a graduate of Medford High School. He worked as a dairy farmer and logger in the Town of Browning his whole life.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, Polka music, dancing, and he was a lifelong member of Community United Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife, Melvin is survived by his children, Barbara (George) Tuma, Jerry (Dawn) Brink, both of Medford, and Sandra Peterson of Oregon, WI; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, Ilaine Blasel and Virginia Harder, both of Medford, brother Donald (Clarice) Brink of Medford, and sister in law Virginia Brink of Lake Mills, WI.
Melvin is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Connie Brink, sister Fern Munson, and brother Charles Brink.
A memorial service for Melvin will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Community United Church of Christ at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating; burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Community United Church of Christ from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Melvin’s 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

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WINSTON A. "JAKE" JOCHIMSEN

Winston A. “Jake” Jochimsen, 87, of the Town of Holway, passed away at his home on January 2, 2018.

Jake was born March 7, 1930 in the Town of Little Black to Awald and Clara (White) Jochimsen. He is a graduate of Medford Senior High School. He married Janet M. Fleischmann on May 10, 1974 in Whittlesey. Janet passed July 28, 1994.

He is survived by his daughter:  Jayne Kleinschmidt of Wausau, Grandson: Kolby Kleinschmidt of Wausau, Brother Willard “Hank” (Patricia) Jochimsen of Eau Claire, Sister in Law Florina Jochimsen of Medford, many Nieces and Nephews, In Laws: Mary Lou Sauer of Mauston, Bernice Tlusty of Medford, Ethel (Gene) Kalmon of Grand Junction, CO, Marilyn Fleischmann of Colorado Springs, CO, Elizabeth (Jerald) Koch of Westboro, and Philip Becher of Winona, MN.

Jake is further preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Wyllis “Buster” and Wayne “Shorty” Jochimsen.

 Jake worked for Hurd Window Company for a short period of time. He then went on to serve in the United States Air Force. He served in the Supply Division, and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he came back to Medford and again worked for Hurd Windows. He then worked with his family on their dairy farm in the Town of Little Black. After his marriage to Janet he worked for Weather Shield Window Company until his retirement in 1994. In retirement Jake worked for the Federal Forestry Department, where he mowed lawns and helped maintain campgrounds.

He was very active and supported many groups and sports teams in town. He could often be found at local sporting events, church socials and fundraiser events. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, bowling, baseball and softball. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He was an honoree of the October 2015 Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, and the American Legion Post 147 and VFW Post 5729, and the Chequamegon Beagle Club.

He loved his daughter Jayne and Grandson Kolby dearly, and treasured his time spent with them.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00, Saturday January 6, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville.  Father Michael Hayden will officiate. Military rites will be rendered at church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Little Black. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Lynn, Kurt, Roy, Bryan, Jay, Mike, and Gregg Jochimsen. Visitation will be held Friday January 5, 2017 from 4 – 7:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Saturday at the church beginning at 10:00 AM until the time of mass.

Memorial donations in honor of Jake can be given to his family for designation at later date.

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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

EUGENE J. GLENZER

Eugene J. Glenzer, 84, Town of Greenwood, passed away at his residence on December 27, 2017.

He was born on October 5, 1933 to the late Albert and Theresa (Lindner) Glenzer. He married Jeanne Scheller on October 1, 1955 at St. John the Baptist Church in Rib Lake. Eugene attended Green Grove Grade School for grades 1 through 8. He then attended Rib Lake High School where he graduated in 1953.
Eugene worked for Taylor County Highway Department for one year before working for Harvey Company for 16 years (1954-1970). He was employed for Foremost Foods from 1970 to 1976 then started working for Weather Shield from 1976 to 1986. He then worked for SNE Enterprises from 1986 until his retirement in 1999. He also worked on his dairy farm from 1957 to 1982.
In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, playing cards, gardening, cooking maple syrup, making fire wood, watching his beloved Packers and Brewers and especially spending time with his family.
Eugene was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, mixed couples and men’s bowling leagues and was founder and president of Interwald Wanderers snowmobile club.
Eugene is survived by his wife Jeanne P. Glenzer of Greenwood; Sons: Dean (Janet) Glenzer of Tomahawk, Gary (Gayle) Glenzer of Rib Lake; Daughters: Wendy (Dan) Sackmann of Rib Lake, Debra (Chuck) Parks of Merrill; 15 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren and 3 on the way; Sister: Marcella Lord of Marshfield and many other family and friends.
In addition to his parents Eugene is preceded in death by Brothers: Alfred and Charlie Glenzer; Sisters: Elnora Erdman, Caroline Steen and Delores Eggert.
Funeral Services will be on December 30, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be on December 30, 2017 at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eugene’s Grandsons: Damian, Nathan, Chris, Drew, Kyle, Austin, Deano and Briar.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out in Eugene’s family to be designated 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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

ROSALIE “ROSIE” H. BRANDT

NAME OF DECEASED: ROSALIE “ROSIE” H. BRANDT AGE: 80

ADDRESS: Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, December 25 at House of Dove Hospice House, Marshfield where she had resided for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, December 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, December 28 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 6, 1937 at Stratford, WI

EDUCATION: Chili Elementary Schools, Clark County

MARRIAGE: January 14, 1956 in Chili, WI to Harold W. Brandt and he preceded her in death March 19, 1996

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they farmed in the Chili area from 1957-1969 when they moved to the Town of Hammel. They owned and operated the Highview Inn from 1969-1985. She then cooked at Florena’s, the Miracle Mile Diner and the Medford High School for periods of time. Then she owned & operated the Rose Garden in Dorchester until her retirement in 1996. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, reading, crocheting, cooking, fishing, spending time with her grandchildren and family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Harold R. “Butch” (Lori) Brandt of Medford, Susan (Lonnie) Smith of Medford, Sandra (Robert) Schilling of Medford, Steven (Suzy) Brandt of Medford, Alan (Gina) Brandt of Medford, Patricia (Jeff) Neitzel of Curtiss, William “Bill” Brandt of Medford, Edward (Karen) Brandt of Medford, Scott (Cassandra) Brandt of Gilman & her beloved dog - Dusty

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Maria Motte in 2011

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Ronald Whipple of Crowley, Texas
Brother-in-law: Elmer Steltenpohl of Marshfield
Sisters-in-law: Carol Whipple of Downers Grove, Il & Eldora Whipple of Minneapolis, MN

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers & 4 Sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Ira Merchant Whipple DECEASED MOTHER: Isabelle (Rogers) Whipple

PALLBEARERS: Derick Neitzel, David & Austin Brandt, Kyle Schilling, William & Nathan Bertsinger, Max Hedrington, Jake Sackmann, Carl Cynor

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



LEONARD F. MILLER

 Leonard F. Miller, 73, of Dorchester passed away on December 24, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center. He was born on April 23, 1944 to Joseph and Lucille (Bartnik) Miller in Owen. He married Lucille “Lue” Pfaff on July 27, 1968, she survives. He owned and operated the family dairy farm from 1966 until 1994. He then went on to work as a custodian for the Colby School District until his retirement. In his retirement he plowed snow for the town of Holton.


In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and his Siberian Husky Yukatu, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, woodworking, playing dominoes, birdwatching, spending time by Lake Superior and his cabin in the woods and traveling the neighboring states.  He also provided the farm as a retreat for his many nieces and nephews.
Leonard was a member of the Board of Directors at the Dorchester Co-op. He was also involved with the UW – Extension Small Farm Program, where he hosted famers from abroad.

In addition to his wife Leonard is survived by his children, Jayne (Kevin) Paul of Stetsonville, Debra Miller of Medford, and Bryan (Xiomara) Miller of Brookfield; grandchildren, Taylor (Shannon) Miller, Garrett Paul, and Ava Miller; great-grandchildren, Caden, Keegan, Kayliannah; brother James (Pat) Miller; sisters Jean (Duane) Korb, Grace Gutenberger, Dorothy (Ed) Broeske, Mary Ann (Larry) Paul, Elaine (Jim) Heibl, and Loretta (Jerry) Fialkowski. Leonard is further survived by many other nieces and nephews.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Louis and Joseph Miller, and nephew Randy Miller
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan at 11:00 AM, with Father George Nelson Graham officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

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