Monday, October 23, 2017



ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, October 21, at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, October 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
215 S. Washington Ave., Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Mellen Catholic Church Cemetery, Mellen, WI

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Saturday, October 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1918 at Mellen, WI

EDUCATION: Mellen area elementary schools

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1936 at Pence, WI to Carl Peter Miller and he preceded her in death in 1999

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a housekeeper in the Mellen area. Following her marriage, she resided in Pence, WI and worked at the Pence Post Office for a period of time. For most of her life, she was a housewife & mother. She moved to Medford, WI in 2010 to be near family. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, cooking, baking, polka music and she adored little children.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and was a past member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Pence, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sabina (Tom) Strama of Medford, Dick (Marilyn) Miller of Medford & Glen (Pat) Miller of Hurley, WI


SURVIVING SISTERS: Verona (Earl “Smudge”) Swetkovich of Pence, WI &
Alice Tafelski of Mellen, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ann Miller, Pauline Reinerio, Rose Neubauer, Marie Calligaro, Mike, John & Mary Kaseno


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Georgiana E. Peabody, 102, of Westboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Georgiana was born on September 15, 1915, in Chicago, IL to George and Esther (Johnson) Ritter. She graduated from Lucy Flower High School, an all girl school dedicated to students with artistic and musical talents. While in Chicago she studied art at the Art Institute and piano at the Busch Conservatory. She also received a two year degree from Wright Junior College.

Shortly after college she came to Westboro to help care for her aging grandmother. It was while she lived here she met her future husband, Kenneth Peabody. They were married in Rib Lake on August 17, 1940. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wausau. After a stint at Employers Mutual Insurance she returned to college and earned an elementary education degree from Stevens Point State College. She taught 5th grade at St. James Catholic School until her retirement.

After they retired the Peabodys returned to Westboro and enjoyed growing vegetables. Throughout her life Georgiana enjoyed painting and playing piano. She also liked reading (nonfiction) and doing crossword puzzles.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth in July of 1986, her brother, John Ritter Sr. and his wife, Martha, her sister Jane Estillore and her husband Tony, and a brother Charles as a young child, and her brother’s children Lucy Sinks and John Ritter Jr., both in 2016.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Kelly of East Palatka, FL, one granddaughter, Katrina Vaugh of Fitzgerald, GA, one great-granddaughter, Karsyn Vaughn and one great-grandson, David Vaughn, both of Fitzgerald, GA.

In keeping with her wishes no funeral services will be held. Following cremation, her ashes will be placed wither her husband at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro.

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Adrienne A. Hennlich, age 84, former Medford resident passed away peacefully with family on October 14th, 2017 at Dove Healthcare West Reflections Unit in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

A visitation will be held at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 PM by nephew, Deacon Dallas Carlson. Visitation will continue on October 19th from 9:30 AM till the time of service at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on October 19th, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester, Wisconsin.

Adrienne was born on September 15th, 1933 to Richard and Demerise Grzadzieleski in Drayton, North Dakota. She attended Drayton schools. After high school graduation Adrienne moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated with a degree in medical technology. Adrienne then moved to Medford and was employed by the Medford Clinic as a laboratory technician. During this time, she met the love of her life William Bill Hennlich. Bill and Adrienne were married on June 22nd, 1963 in Drayton ND.

Adrienne loved spending time with and caring for her family. Her interests included history, interior decorating and art. After her retirement from the Medford Clinic she worked as curator at the Taylor County Historical Society, where she was also a member. Adrienne also volunteered in a reading program through the Medford Area School District and was known as one of the grandmas. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and many Sundays was a greeter. Adrienne enjoyed her Saturday coffee group with friends. She adored and was most proud of her granddaughter Hannah Buchholz. "Grammy" will be so missed.

Adrienne is survived by her daughter Margaret (Allen) Buchholz, Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Granddaughter Hannah Buchholz, La Crosse Wisconsin. Her sister Claris (Carl) Peterson, Arizona. A sister in law Alice Grzadzieleski North Dakota. Sister and brother in law Janice and Connie Diesing, Brookfield, Wisconsin, Sister in law Joan (late Jerry) Baker, Dorchester Wisconsin, Sister in law Dorothy (late Bob) Forseth, and Brother in law James (Patricia) Hennlich of Colby.  In addition to many nieces and nephews.

Adrienne was preceded in death by William Hennlich, her parents, a sister Janice (Dallas) Carlson, and brother Harris Grzadzieleski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Adrienne's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, for care, support, research, awareness, and advocacy activities.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


James G. Kalmon, 56, of Medford, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

James was born on September 22, 1961 in Medford, WI to the late Claire and Carol (Van Der Molen) Kalmon. He attended Brookside Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High and Medford Senior High where he graduated in 1980. He loved photography, lifelong Packer Fan, an avid musician, loved to play the guitar and just started playing the drums.
James was a long time employee of Hurd Mill Work in Medford working from 1980 to 2004. He also worked for Jeld Wen Windows and Streko Doors.
James is survived by Brothers: Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dorothy) Kalmon of Hatley, Donald (Donna) Kalmon of Medford; Sister: Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville; Nieces: Crystal, Mindy and Mandi.
In addition to his parents James is preceded in death by his Niece Jenny Kalmon and Great Niece and Nephew Isabelle and Chase.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to James’ 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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017




ADDRESS:  Colonial Center Nursing Home, Colby; A former Medford area resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Monday, October 9 at Colonial Center Nursing Home, Colby where she had resided for the past 4 years




INTERMENT:     Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery, Town of Chelsea


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 18, 1919 at Amherst, WI


MARRIAGE: 1st:  To Barnabus Kaehne; 2nd:  to Weldon Douthitt


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked in a nursing home for the blind in Milwaukee and also did home cleaning in Milwaukee for periods of time.


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Darlene Douthitt of Owen


CHILDREN DECEASED:  Ronald “Duane” Kaehne, Barnabus “Sonny” Kaehne, Jr., and Bonnie Irwin


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  3 – December Dawn Irwin, Brian Lyle Irwin & Sean Bruce Irwin       

GR-GRANDCHILDREN:     1 – Kahla Irwin       GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  1- Mia Rose


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Berthold, Geraldine, Adelide & Alfrieda


DECEASED FATHER:  Samuel Czeskleba     DECEASED MOTHER:  Williamina Ristow

Monday, October 9, 2017


Mary Ann DuBois, 77, of Medford, passed away October 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Mary Ann was born May 22, 1940 in Hustisford, WI to August and Elsie (Schwantes) Goecks. She is a 1958 Graduate of Hustisford High School. Mary Ann married Arthur T. DuBois at Horicon on August 18, 1967. Arthur preceded Mary Ann in death on December 25, 1984.

She is survived by her Children: Tammi Barnes of Medford, Terry (Peter) Wimmer of Washington, Tracy (Sue) DuBois of Dorchester, Todd DuBois and Ty DuBois both of Medford, Daughter in Law: Julie DuBois of Medford, 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and several cousins.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents, and Son Toby DuBois.
In 1976 Mary Ann and her family moved to the Medford Area where she worked as a housewife and mother. Prior to moving to Medford they farmed in the Neosha, WI area for a period of time. In 1985 she began employment at Black River Industries in Medford. During her employment at Black River Industries she was in charge of the Taylor County Special Olympics.

Mary Ann loved her Grandchildren, and never missed a school or sporting event. She looked forward to every Halloween at the Sports Page for the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She enjoyed cooking, and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday October 14, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and burial of cremated remains will take place at the Hustisford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mary Ann can be given to the family, for designation at a later date.

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



ADDRESS:          Our House Assisted Living, Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Friday, October 6 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 years
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per her request, there will be no services
INTERMENT:   Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 27, 1924 at Humbolt, Saskatchewan, Canada

 EDUCATION: District 138 Grade School, Sauk Center, MN and she later received her GED

 MARRIAGE: 1st:  Her first marriage ended in divorce; 2nd:  February 15, 1951 at South Dakota to Lorne D. Craig and he preceded her in death April 15, 1980
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to moving to Medford, she resided in St. Cloud, MN and Bayfield, WI.  Moved to Medford in 1974 and worked at Black River Industries and the Medford Creamery as a bookkeeper until her retirement.  In her retirement, she bought and sold antiques.  She enjoyed going on trips, visiting with family, gardening and playing pool.
MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & the Medford Senior Center
SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Judith (Michael Weeks) Perry of Memphis, Tennessee
Son – Clarence Craig of San Diego, CA


 SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Mary Bong of Maple Grove, MN

 BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED:  7 brothers & 1 sister
DECEASED FATHER:    William Schloegl      DECEASED MOTHER:  Eleanora Brumleve
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