Sunday, August 2, 2015

MELVIN “McGee” W. MILDBRAND


NAME OF DECEASED: MELVIN “McGee” W. MILDBRAND

AGE: 92

ADDRESS: Resident of Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:55 A.M. Sunday, August 02, 2015 at Deerview Meadows in Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1923 in Medford

EDUCATION: Melvin attended Medford Area Schools and was a 1941 graduate of Medford Area High School

MARRIAGE: September 17, 1949 in Medford to Arvella L. Kraschnewski and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Melvin joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II from 1941 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater on the Island of Tinian as a bomb loader. After his service, he worked for the Bottle Gas Company in Medford for a period of time. Melvin then worked for his father-in-law at Walter Kraschnewski Construction in Medford for a period of time while also working at Milly’s Bowling Alley. He then worked at Hurd’s Windows and Siding in Medford for 2 years before he became a well-known mink rancher. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing baseball, woodworking and watching his grandchildren play sports.

MEMBER OF: Medford Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post#5729, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church & the Medford Mink Association

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Arvella L. Mildbrand of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Cindy) Mildbrand of Soldotna, AK, Scott (Gail) Mildbrand & Amy (Dennis) Blasel both of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 GR-GRANDDAUGHTERS: 1

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward & Walter Mildbrand

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Mildbrand

DECEASED MOTHER: Rosaline C. (Heinle)Mildbrand

PALLBEARERS: Honorary Urnbearers: Grandsons-Jonny Mildbrand, Nicholas & Benjamin Blasel Active: Grandson-Thomas Mildbrand
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHAD R. ROTHAMER


NAME OF DECEASED: CHAD R. ROTHAMER

AGE: 29

ADDRESS: 763 Franklin St. Apt. 7 Linden, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:35 A.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Upland Hills Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 2, 1986 in Medford

EDUCATION: Chad attended Medford Area Schools and was a 2004 Graduate of Medford High School. He was working on his Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Criminology at U.W. Platteville

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Chad moved to Platteville where he attended college for Forensic Criminolgy. Every year he would join his cousins for the family downhill skiing trip in Powderhorn and Whitecap in the U.P. He was an avid musician who played the trumpet in high school and taught himself how to play the guitar and drums. Chad enjoyed cooking, gardening, he loved spending time with his family and friends and he was a devoted father to his 3 children.

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Kellen Paynter of Linden

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Braelyn, Jordence & Bronx Rothamer of Linden

GRANDFATHER DECEASED: James “Slip” Motte

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shauna & Chelsea Rothamer of Medford

SURVIVING PARENTS: Ryan (Special Friend: Pam Nelson)Rothamer & Lisa (Special Friend: John Tom) Motte all of Medford

SURVIVING GRANDPARENTS: Maternal: Rita “Mammer” Motte of Dorchester Paternal: Gene & Shirle Rothamer of Medford

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Chad’s family to be designated at a later date.
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JAMES “JIM” W. SMOLA

NAME OF DECEASED:
JAMES “JIM” W. SMOLA
AGE: 79

ADDRESS: W238 County Highway M, Rib Lake; Township of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 A.M. Tuesday, July 28 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Greenwood, Rib Lake where full military honors will be performed by the Rib Lake Military Honors Team

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 31 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, August 1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1936 in the Township of Rietbrock, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: May 28, 1960 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Alice G. Scheithauer

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1959. After his return from the service Jim was a Heavy Equipment operator for various companies in the area for road construction for a number of years. They then owned a hobby farm in the Township of Greenwood and also owned and operated Smola Brother’s Logging with his brother, George and Smola Trucking until his retirement in 1998.Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, dartball and meeting with his friends to play cribbage. He loved being outdoors, nature and wildlife. Most of all Jim enjoyed being with his family and attending and watching his grandchildren’s events.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake
Jim served on St. Peter’s Church Board, Township of Greenwood Board and Taylor Electric Board

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alice G. Smola of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Valerie (Joe) Sova of Medford, Linda (Chuck) Gelhaus of Medford, Daniel Smola of Rib Lake, Sharon (John) Johnas of Medford, Joanne (Monte) Loertscher of Medford, and James (Rachel) Smola of Stevens Point

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Ronald Joseph Smola on November 17, 1990
Grandson: Greggory Johnas in 1989
Son-In-Law: Randall Neumann in 1984

20 GRANDCHILDREN

11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lorraine (Frank) Lugo of Athens, George (Janet) Smola Jr. of Athens, Edward (Carla) Smola of Athens and Jill (Allen) Lekies of Athens

DECEASED FATHER: George Smola Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara E. Smola (Maiden Name: Kropp)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Matthew Neumueller, Patrick and Gabriel Gelhaus, Blake Smola, Michael Johnas, Cole Loertscher and Ashton Smola

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

DOROTHY V. LACAPRO

NAME OF DECEASED: Dorothy Veronica LaCapro AGE: 100

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway Avenue, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Our House Assisted Living, Saturday July 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM, surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 Noon, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, WI.

VISITATION: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 13, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.

MARRIAGE: Married to Joseph James LaCapro, February 15, 1936 in Chicago, IL, who preceded her in death on July 16, 1999.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:She was a sales lady at Marshell Fields, a Red Cross Nurse’s Aide during World War II, worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary’s Hospital in Chicago and was a High School Teacher’s aide. After moving to Medford in 1971, she was active at Holy Rosary Church, with the hospital auxiliary, the Taylor County Commission on Aging and the city election board. Dorothy was a volunteer with the Red Cross, and Memorial Hospital in Medford. She helped teach Catechism at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing cards and gardening with her husband. She loved music and playing piano. She especially enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests at her home.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Patricia DeChatelets of Medford, WI.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, Parents, and Son in Law, Ronald De Chatelets.

GRANDCHILDREN: 5, Renee (Doug) Waterman of Appleton, Laura (Dan) Buser of Larsen, Joseph
( Eufemia) DeChatelets of Belvidere, IL, Denise (Scott) Blair of Seymour and Jeanette Dechatelets of St. Paul, MN.

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13 STEP GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 5

DECEASED FATHER: Alexander John Grothman DECEASED MOTHER: Eleanor Tukowski

OTHER INFORMATION: In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dorothy may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DAVID M. VERDEGAN

NAME OF DECEASED: DAVID M. VERDEGAN AGE: 61

ADDRESS: N1631 County Road G, Ogema, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 AM Thursday, July 23 at the residence of his mother in the Town of Ogema under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held

VISITATION: A memorial visitation will be scheduled at a later date

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1954 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Milwaukee; graduate of Milwaukee Boy’s Tech High School, Milwaukee

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: For the past 17 years he has worked as a truck driver most recently driving for Elite Trucking of Wausau. For a period of time, he owned/operated Whiskey River trucking while residing in the Ogema area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Tony Verdegan of Slinger, WI

SURVIVING MOTHER: Florence "Toots" Johnson of Ogema

SURVIVING NIECES/NEPHEWS: Nephew - Neal (Shannon) Verdegan, Niece - Tracy Verdegan, Great-Niece: Taylor Marie Verdegan all of Milwaukee

DECEASED STEP-FATHER: Curtis Johnson

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LORRAYNE E. GASEK


NAME OF DECEASED: LORRAYNE E. GASEK

AGE: 94

ADDRESS: 1110 N. Division St. Colby WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:31 A.M. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Lorrayne’s request, no services will be held.

OFFICIATING: Father Philip Juza of Holy Rosary Catholic Church

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1921 in Superior

MARRIAGE: March 17, 1940 in Medford to Edward J. Gasek and he preceded her in death

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they lived in various cities in Wisconsin until they settled in Medford in 2002. Lorrayne enjoyed plastic canvas, crocheting, playing cards, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Past member of Perkinstown Ladies Aid

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Marcia (Mark) Krueger of Tomahawk and Kathleen M. Pernsteiner of Medford
Son-in-Law: Jerry Sekey of Coleman

CHILDREN DECEASED: Victoria Sekey and Son-in-Law: Sylvester “Sy” Pernsteiner

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 6

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Corey Witte, Nicholas J. Pernsteiner & Paul Peterson

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lowell (Betty) Clarke of Wisconsin/Florida, Brother-in-Law: Frank (Audrey) Gasek of Medford and Sister-in-Law: Lorraine Clarke of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert (Mae) Clarke, Alvin (Rosemary) Clarke, Harvey Clarke, Joy Clarke, Doris Clarke and Lois (Bill) Baars


DECEASED FATHER: Melvin L. Clarke

DECEASED MOTHER: Emma D. Miller

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Lorrayne’s name to Ministry Home Care Hospice.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ALICE E. HEINDL

NAME OF DECEASED: ALICE ELIZABETH HEINDL AGE: 98

ADDRESS: 725 East South Street, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Her residence, July 20, 2015, at 6:20 PM under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 PM, Friday July 24, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI

VISITATION: Friday July 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 16, 1916 in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

EDUCATION: Completed the 8th Grade at Pleasant Valley School and in the Town of Deer Creek, WI.

MARRIAGE: Married Eugene John Heindl on June 11, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1960.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Alice loved her flower gardens, and birdwatching. She had a love for animals, especially dogs. She worked as a Ward Clerk for Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home, and retired from there in 1986.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

**SURVIVED BY MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS, and had a huge heart for children.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: George (Mary) Riegert, Clarence (Helen) Riegert, Frances (Ferdinand) Brandner, Helen (Frank) Hollman.

ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Longtime friend, Claire Zenner.

DECEASED NEPHEWS: Melvin Brandner, Norbert Brandner and James Hollman

DECEASED FATHER: Allen Riegert DECEASED MOTHER: Louise Vogt

PALLBEARERS: Nieces and Nephews

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donations in honor of Alice may be made to Hope Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church.