Wednesday, August 23, 2017


George M. Brehm, 95, of Medford, passed away peacefully at his home on August 22, 2017.
Born at home on October 19, 1921 to Henry and Mary (Schneiders) Brehm in Medford, WI. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Medford High School graduating in 1940. He and two classmates traveled to California via Route 66.
As a young man he worked at Bootzin’s Feed Mill and Medford Lumber & Fuel. He was working on the family farm at the time of his marriage to Mabel Lekies on May 17, 1944 which started a partnership which lasted over 73 years. They then purchased their own farm in the Town of Little Black and George proceeded to build a new home on the property with the help of his father-in-law, Emil Lekies. Besides working on the farm with his wife he also worked for Klingbeil Lumber for a period of time. After working with several local builders and an area electrician he started building on his own with the help of his sons over the years. He went on to build numerous homes in Taylor and the surrounding counties. George was instrumental in the development of the Roberta subdivision in Medford.
He and Mabel sold their farm in 1970 and worked full time building until his retirement. They would live at their present address from then on.
George was a long time active member of Chelsea Conservation Club. He was kept busy after retirement caring for and selling Christmas trees as well as building and selling picnic tables. He enjoyed competing in horseshoe tournaments as well as playing good competitive sheepshead cards. A trip to a casino to play blackjack was known to happen.
Their road trips would take them to the World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN, driving the Alaskan Highway to Alaska and trips to the Southwest, California and Yellowstone. A Caribbean cruise and a trip out of Vancouver through the Inside Passage to Alaska was also taken. Their month long trip through Europe would exceed all their expectations.
George and Mabel enjoyed camping with family at Big Chetek Lake, Canadian fishing trips and to many other destination. Hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming and Manitoba with the help of his oldest son David were always looked forward to.
He is survived by his wife Mabel and five children: David (Grace) Brehm of Medford, Lyle (Pauline) Brehm of Schofield, Bruce (Joan) Brehm of Medford, Rebecca (Charles) Gerschefske of Lincoln, NE and Daniel (Cathy) Brehm of Ramsey, MN. 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law Pearl Sackmann of Stetsonville.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Earl (Helen), Marvin (Toni), Harlan (Lenore), Elmer (Lavera); sister: Marie (Henry) Laabs; one nephew and one grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 28 at 9:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to George’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

Monday, August 21, 2017



ADDRESS: 144 N. State Highway 13, Stetsonville, WI 54480

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:59 AM Monday, August 21, 2017 at Care Partners Assister Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 months, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, August 25 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 24; also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, August 25

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 20, 1917 in the Town of Mayville, Clark County

EDUCATION: Township of Mayville, Clark County elementary schools

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1938 in Valparaiso, IN to Edwin R. Blasel and he preceded her in death January 13, 1991

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Leona worked most of her life as a housewife & mother while residing in Stetsonville. She volunteered at the Centennial Community Center, Stetsonville for 24 years and delivered ‘meals on wheels’ for many years. She enjoyed driving the Amish people around along with polka dancing, knitting, card playing, gardening (especially raspberries), watching the Brewers & Packers, and spending winters in Florida.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville; Zion Mission Circle; Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Auxiliary, Stetsonville;

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Alice Nelson of Stevens Point, Doris (Bruce) Dietze of Medford, Allen (Susan) Blasel of Plymouth; Step-Children: Edna Porter of Plover, Florence Jarvis of Brookfield & Arlene (Harvey) Dassow of Wauwatosa
Step Daughter-in-law: Ilaine Blasel of Stetsonville

STEP-CHILDREN DECEASED: Elmer Blasel & Norma Lake

GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2 & 25 step


DECEASED SON IN LAW: Don Nelson DECEASED STEP SON IN LAWS: Will Lake, Harry Porter, Gene Jarvis

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Clarence (Marjorie) Boxrucker of Stetsonville & Edward Boxrucker of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Al (Agnes) Boxrucker, Delores (Adolph) Dums, Raymond (Arlene) Boxrucker & Sister-in-law: Jean Boxrucker

DECEASED FATHER: Jacob Boxrucker DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth (Schumacher) Boxrucker


Sunday, August 20, 2017


Marie C. "Marion" Faber, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday August 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

Marie was born July 8, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Mae (Koncel) Lapacek. She married Everett Faber on November 28, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. They were married for 70 years. Everett survives.

Marie is further survived by her daughter: Kathleen (John) Klingbeil of Goodrich, Grandchildren Lee Schmidt, Libby Schmidt (Aric Way), Joshua (Brooke Sperry), Jonathan, Garett (Rebecca) and Grant (Danielle) Klingbeil, seven Great Grandchildren, several Great Great Grandchildren and Sister in Law: Kathryn Lapacek of Waunakee. 4 sisters in law and 4 brothers in law on Everett's side.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter: Patricia Schmidt, Great Grandson Keith Schmidt, Brothers: Frank and Joseph Lapacek II, and Sister: Lillian Meyer. She is further preceded in death by 2 sisters in law and 1 brother in law on her side and 5 sisters in law and 5 brothers in law on Everett's side.

Marie moved with her family to the Medford area when she was a child. Following high school, she attended Medford Teachers College "Normal School" and went on to teach at several elementary schools in the Medford area. She later completed her B.S. degree in Education at UW- Stevens Point.In 1950, her family moved to Goodrich where they farmed until 1977, when they moved back to Medford. She finished her teaching career as a Social Studies teacher at Medford Jr. High.

She enjoyed spending time at the family lake cabin, traveling with their camper and later motor home clubs, wintering in Florida, Arizona and Texas. Marie was a member of the Medford VFW Auxiliary Post.

Marie loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with each and every one, and cooking meals for them.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday August 26, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Visitation will be held on Saturday at Holy Rosary Church from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, or Huey's Hideaway Children's Museum.

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



ADDRESS: N4502 Clear Lake Road, Medford; A Township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, August 19 at Colonial Care Center, Colby, WI where he had resided for the past 7 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with military rites performed by the Medford area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, August 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 7, 1942 at Medford, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Rib River Elementary School, Rib Lake and was a 1960 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: Never Married

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served from 1965-1967 in the US Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as an electrician in the Milwaukee area while residing in Pewaukee until his retirement. He then moved to the Town of Hammel and resided in the home he designed and built. He enjoyed tinkering, gambling trips with his sister Diane, roaming the Wisconsin countryside to destinations unknown of his choosing with his niece Theresa and great nephew Max, travel & family visits.

MEMBER OF: IBEW Local union 494 - Milwaukee

SURVIVING FAMILY: Sister - Diane Monheim of Madison; Neice – Theresa (Bob) Lister;
Nephews – Butch (Marie), Will, David, Brian (JoAnne), Greg & Daniel Monheim;
Numerous Great Nieces & Great Nephews

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Frank Monheim, Jr., William Monheim and a sister, Carol in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Joseph Monheim, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Violet Bertha (Miller) Monheim

-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either: Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 OR Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 OR St. Croix Hospice of Eau Claire
-A heartfelt thanks to his neighbors – Art, Craig & Lynn, Kiersten & Jason
-A special thanks to the Colonial Care Center, Colby, & St. Croix Hospice, Eau Claire for all the care & comfort they have provided
-For online condolences, please visit

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Jonathon E. Manbeck, of the town of Molitor, passed away at his residence on Monday August 14, 2017. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life will take place at 5:30 the Medford VFW Post on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Hildegarde R. Maxam, 94, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Waterford at Colby. She was born to William and Alvina Beisner in Dorchester on June 10, 1923. She married Lowell H. Maxam on January 6, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester, he precedes her in death. They bought a farm in the town of Holton and the family was blessed with many children.

Hildegarde is survived by seven daughters, Monica (Dan) Maguire of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene (Kenneth) Strasser and Tina (Gary) Heeg both of Unity, Dawn (Jeff) Colvin of Wausau, Sandi (Tony) Bechel of Kronenwetter, Faith (Mark) Heeg of Colby, and Lori (Bill) Heindl of Edgar; two sons, Harvey (Glory) Maxam of Unity and Mark (Barb) Maxam of Unity. She is further survived by 33 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband Hildegarde is preceded in death by one sister Edith Plockelman

Funeral Services for Hildegarde will be held on Friday, August 18 at 11:00 AM at First United Church of Christ, 111 S 2nd Street Colby, with Pastor Doris Ruben officiating, burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will take place at First United Church of Christ in Colby on Friday August 18 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Hildegarde’s name may be made to Peace United Church of Christ.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Lyman W. Bucki, 76, Medford, died Friday, August 11 unexpectedly at his residence.
Lyman was born on May 28, 1941 in Medford, WI to the late Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki. He attended Cloverdale Grade School and Medford High School where he graduated in 1959.
Lyman married the love of his life Patricia Ann on April 26, 1962 in Medford, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodwork, golfing and the Brewers. Lyman worked as a meat manager for 20 years before taking over Bucki Manufacturing where he worked for 25 years. He also worked as a custodian at Aspirus Hospital for 12 years where he retired in 2010.
Lyman was a member of the Taylor County Sportsman Club and Medford Bowman.  
Lyman is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Bucki of Medford; Children: Bruce (Tami) Bucki of Medford, Brian (Becky) Bucki of Medford, Blake (Michelle) Bucki of Medford, Bradley (Jessica) Bucki of Eau Claire; Grandchildren: Jason, Jake, Emily, Taylor, Logan, Lindsey, Matthew and Alex; Great-Grandchildren: Alec, Lilian, Raegan and Lydia; Brother: Walter (Myrna) Bucki of Dresser; Mother-In-Law: Geneva Guziak of Medford and many other family and friends.
Lyman is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki and Father-In-Law Michael Guziak Sr.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 15 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Monday, August 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following funeral services. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lyman’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