Monday, February 19, 2018

ELAINE T. ERVIN

NAME OF DECEASED: ELAINE T. ERVIN AGE: 81

ADDRESS: Kennedy Street, Lot #107, Rib Lake, WI 54470

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, February 19 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 1 day

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Monday, February 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 8, 1936 at Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Chicago area elementary schools, graduate of Madonna High School, Chicago, IL

MARRIAGE: at Chicago, IL to Jack D. Ervin and he preceded her in death June 12, 2001

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She clerked at an A & P Grocery Store in Chicago for a period of time. For most of her life she worked as a housewife & mother while residing in the Chicago area. She moved to Rib Lake in 2003. She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Edward Ervin of Chicago, Bernadine Labelle of Chicago, Anna Ervin of Chicago, John (Rosanne) Ervin of Rib Lake, Daniel (Christina) Ervin of Chicago

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Gerald Ervin in 1981

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 19 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Richard & Edward Gasiorowski, Ann Goseweiler, Louise Gross

DECEASED FATHER: Stanley Gasiorowski DECEASED MOTHER: Ann (maiden name unknown)

PALLBEARERS: Family members

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


Friday, February 16, 2018

MARGARET "MARGIE" J. FRISCHMANN

Margie Frischmann passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Care Partners in Medford, WI.

She was born Margaret J. Thomsen on July 1, 1925 in Medford, Wisconsin to William and Barbara Thomsen. She married Eldor Frischmann on September 24, 1947 in the Holy Rosary rectory. Together they farmed for 59 years.

Margie is survived by her sister in law, Beverly Thomsen and many nieces and nephews who she loved very much.

She is predeceased by her husband, parents, six sisters: Minnie Boeck, Josie Jochimsen, Clara Cypher, Marie Bischoff, Evelyn Hartman, and Lorraine Nehiba and one brother, Bill Thomsen.

A memorial mass will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; burial will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Margie’s name may be given to her family for use 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

LESTER L. JUDNIC

Lester L. Judnic, 85, of Merrill, formerly of Rib Lake, passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill.
Lester was born November 26, 1932 in the Town of Greenwood to Joseph and Mary (Mauser) Judnic. He married Marilyn M. Haas on June 23, 1962 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in the Town of Greenwood. Marilyn survives.
He is further survived by his children: Debra (Tim) Zuelsdorff of Merrill, David (Melissa) Judnic of Wisconsin Rapids, Julie (Paul) Riemer of Rochester, MN, Kathy (Tim) Anderson of Merrill, Grandchildren: Megan, Katie, Brandon, Sydnie, Maggie, Luke, Sophie, Jake and Zach, Sisters Angeline Strebig of Medford, Rosie Schilling of Chicago, IL, Sisters in Law: Marcella Judnic of Medford, Arlene Judnic of Rib Lake, Brothers in Law: Edward (Elaine) Haas of Abbotsford, Alan (Kathy) Haas of Plover, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Siblings: Joseph Judnic, Mary Nezval, Carl Judnic, Clarence Judnic, Harvey Judnic and Betty Imbach.
Lester served his country in the United States Army from May 1954 - May 1957, as a Clerk Typist. Following the military he then went on to work in Milwaukee for Briggs and Straton. After several years he returned to Rib Lake and bought a dairy farm. Lester and Marilyn worked hard throughout the years on the farm and were very proud of it, winning several quality awards. In 1995, Lester sold the farm and retired.
Lester loved his family dearly, and they were most important to him. He installed that love in his children by traveling to visit family on a weekly basis, and spending time with them whenever possible.
He was an avid Brewers and Packers fan. Lester loved his John Deere Model 620 tractor.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service.
Memorial donations in honor of Lester 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, February 14, 2018

VIRGINIA “GINNY” A. HARDER

NAME OF DECEASED: VIRGINIA “GINNY” A. HARDER AGE: 82

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Town of Medford & Town of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:06 AM Wednesday, February 14 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 6 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 17 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, February 16 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, February 17

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 18, 1935 at the Town of Browning

EDUCATION: Town of Browning elementary school and attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: November 1, 1952 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford to Eugene G. Harder and he preceded her in death on November 2, 2012

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Hammel for many years. While farming, she worked at Eddies Bakery, Aspirus VNA as a CNA, was a foster parent for many, baby sat for multiple children & was a Farmers Union leader. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, quilting, jig saw puzzles, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dancing, polka music, traveling cooking & canning.

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford and its Woman’s Guild and taught Sunday School

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gary (Kathy) Harder & Jeff (Dawn) Harder both of Medford, Julie (Tom) Matthews of Marshfield

CHILDREN DECEASED: Gail in 1966, Daniel in 1990 & Wayne in 1995

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 20

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ilaine Blasel of Medford, Donald (Clarice) Brink of Medford
Sisters-in-law: Virginia Brink of Lake Mills, WI & Leona Brink of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Charles & Melvin Brink, Fern Munson

DECEASED FATHER: Daniel G. Brink DECEASED MOTHER: Goldie (Jensen) Brink

PALLBEARERS: Todd Kasper, Christopher, Pat, Jesse, Michael, Adam & Aaron Harder, Austin Matthews

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


Monday, February 12, 2018

MILDRED M. SWENINGSON


Mildred “Midge” Sweningson, 89, of Marshfield, formerly of Medford, passed away Sunday February 11, 2018 at Marshfield Medical Center.

Midge was born June 9, 1928 in the Town of Hanson, Wood County, to the late George and Emma (Braeger) Zentner. At the age of one she moved with her family to Westboro, where she attended Westboro Schools, and was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School. Upon graduation from high school she took employment with Krug Law Office in Medford, and became a legal secretary until the time of her retirement in 1995.

She was united in marriage to Paul A. Sweningson Jr., on July 13, 1968, at the Methodist Church in Pine City, Minnesota. Paul preceded her in death on April 25, 2006.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women’s Circle, the Keenagers group, and served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was also a member of the Chequamegon Bird Club, and served on the board of Medford Performing Arts.

Midge enjoyed nature, picking wild flowers, feeding and watching birds, walking, shopping trips to the mall and traveling.

She is survived by her Son, Paul A. Sweningson, III, of Marshfield, Grandson, Ethan Paul Sweningson of Marshfield, and several nieces and nephews. She is further preceded in death by her brothers: George, David, Victor and Emmett, Sister Emily Zentner and Sister in Law Marie Zentner.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 17, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of services. Burial will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro.

Memorial donations in honor of Midge can be given to the Medford United Methodist Church.

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

PATRICIA “PAT” L. GEBERT

NAME OF DECEASED: PATRICIA “PAT” L. GEBERT AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 960 S. Gibson, Medford (City)

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, February 8 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, February 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Nueschwander

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Little Black

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, February 12

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 28, 1926 at the Town of Little Black

EDUCATION: Liberty elementary school, Town of Little Black

MARRIAGE: May 24, 1950 at Abbotsford to Melvin J. Gebert and he survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at the phone company in Chippewa Falls. After her marriage, she waitressed at Strama’s Restaurant in Medford for a period of time. For most of her life she was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, baking, canning and playing cards.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Melvin J. Gebert of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bob Gebert of Medford, Denny (Mary) Gebert of Medford, Terry (Sue) Gebert of Medford, Marty (Kelly) Gebert of Stetsonville, Mary (Bryan) Bormann of Medford, Mike Gebert of Medford, Bill (Pam) Gebert of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Donna Kay Gebert in 1983; Daughter-in-law: Pat Gebert in 2008

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 16

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Marion (Bob) Paul of Abbotsford & Dorothy (Ev) Sonsalla of Baraboo
Brother-in-law: Wayne Bischel of Madison

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Emery & Bill Habermeyer, Ruth Bischel

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Habermeyer DECEASED MOTHER: Louise (Fountain) Habermeyer

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

ANN E. OLAH

Ann E. Olah, 91, of Westboro passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Rib Lake Health Services, Rib Lake, where she had resided for the past 7 months.

A memorial gathering and graveside service will be announced at a later date, with interment of her cremated remains at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro.

Ann was born on July 2, 1926 to Archie Donald and Mildred Avery (Streeter) Hebert in Longview, Washington. She attended elementary schools in both Washington and Westboro, WI; was a 1943 graduate of Westboro High School; attended Santa Monica Community College. On February 16, 1946 in Medford she married Steve Olah and he preceded her in death August 20, 1994. After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Rib Lake for many years until her retirement in 1999. She also cooked at the Westboro School for some time. She enjoyed reading, playing cribbage, gardening, cooking, baking, her pets, feeding the birds, bowling and her family was very important to her. Ann was also a charter member of the Premeau-Schauss VFW Auxiliary, Westboro.

Ann is survived by her children, Stephen (Gail) Olah of Rice Lake, Robert “Bob” (Kristie) Olah of Sunnyvale, Calif., Richard (Peggy) Olah of Westboro; grandchildren, Stephenie (John) Grefe, Renee (Jack) Stein, Ryan, Andrea & Erik (Heather) Olah, Lisa (Jason) Rashid; great-grandchildren Eli and Ava Grefe, Megan Stein, Brandon, Nathan, Matthew and Luke Olah, Jadeyn Olah, Jordan and Levi Rashid; and brother, John Hebert of Rib Lake.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ann is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shannon Olah in 2007; siblings, Lois Sherfield, Nancy McCrellias, Linda Fritsch, Donald and Joe Hebert.

The family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the Rib Lake Health Services for their care and compassion while Ann was a resident. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.