Tuesday, November 25, 2014



ADDRESS: W7140 Wester Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 12 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home 4-8 PM Sunday, November 30 where there will be a 7:45 PM Rosary Service;
also from 9 AM to 10:45 AM on Monday, December 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 22, 1930 in the Township of Johnson, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Beaver Creek Elementary School, Gad

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Robert “Bob” R. Draeger and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Milwaukee & worked as a nanny & cleaned houses in the Abbotsford area. They farmed in the Town of Medford for a period of years. While farming she worked as a housewife & mother. She was involved and worked as a secretary for the Medford Farmers Union. In retirement, she worked in area ginseng gardens for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, cooking, playing cards, board games, crocheting, dancing, polka music, darts & spending time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet (Ned) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Allen Draeger, Duane (Sue) Draeger, Leroy (Marge) Draeger, and Marlene Gajda, all of Medford, Donald (Carol) Draeger of Eau Claire, Carol (Gary) Kurth of Ogema, Sharon Ruback of Merrimack, NH, Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, MN, Cynthia “Cindy” (Jim) Annala of Westboro & Brian Draeger of Fairfield, ME

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; 2 Grandchildren – Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger; Great-Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Adeline Stoiber of Dorchester, Henry (Marcella) Brushaber of Medford, Norine Bahr of Milwaukee, Roceda Neumann of Medford, Arlene Brandner of Medford, Eugene (Helen) Brushaber of Medford, Loretta (Dale) Krug of Spencer, Melvin Brushaber of Beaver Dam, WI, Donna (Don) Brey of Stoughton, WI, Alvin (Jane) Gilbertson of Portage, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sandra Warzecha & Elmer Brushaber

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Hugo Brushaber DECEASED MOTHER:Rose Marie Weiler

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Kevin Fischer, Steven Ruback, Jason Draeger; Active – Aaron Fischer, Michael Kurth, Kyle Annala, Teddy, Devin & Dustin Draeger

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


In Loving Memory

Barbara Jean Redszus, 72,
died 23rd of November 2014 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Barbara was born to Michael and Geneva Guziak (Maiden Name: Furland) on 3rd of January 1942. She was the beloved elder sibling to sisters Patricia (Lyman) Bucki of Medford and Judith (Paul) Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids and brother Michael (Margie) Guziak of Medford. Barbara graduated from Medford High School (Class of 1959) before moving to Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a career and start her own family.

Barbara enjoyed a successful career in real estate sales, setting unprecedented standards of professionalism and dedication while also demonstrating a true passion for making friends of both colleagues and clients. Above all, Barbara loved being a wonderful mother.

Barbara is survived by her three children: Dr. David of Chicago, IL, Daniel (Caroline) of London, UK, and Diane (Scott) Zimmer of La Grange, IL.  She is also survived by her mother, siblings, close friend Warren Lang of Northbrook, IL, and four loving grandchildren: Alexander, Maximilian, Agatha, and Dagny.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 pm and funeral services at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of The Holy Rosary Church in Medford, Wisconsin with Father Gerard Willger officiating on Sunday 30th November.  Burial will immediately follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made for a future memorial. 

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com





Monday, November 24, 2014


Glen Ray Ogle, age 78 of Perkinstown, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday November 21, 2014 in Marshfield.

Services will be held at Hemer Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday November 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday November 26, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 with Pastor David Clements officiating also with a lunch to follow. Cremation interment services will be held at the Perkinstown Community Cemetery at a later date.
Glen was born on May 8, 1936 to Harry and Dorothy Ogle in Perkinstown, where he lived his entire life. Glen attended the one-room Lincoln School in Perkinstown. He graduated from Hannibal High School. On April 3, 1954, he married Lois Smith of Jump River, who survives. They made their home in Perkinstown where they raised their five children.
Glen is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Arnold and Gerald Ogle, and son Randy.

Glen is lovingly survived by his wife Lois of sixty years, his children Jacqueline (William) Rosa, Holly (Ron) Sromek, Chuck (Sally) Ogle, and Tammy Ogle (John Wehe). He is also survived by his ten grandchildren Tonia (Dave) Sromek-Fierke, Travis Sromek, Rebecca (Eric) Zuleger, Billie (Brian) Schilling, Aaron (Erin) Day, Emily (Aemus) Balsis, Dillon (Kendall) Immormino, Jesse Ogle, Roxanne Ogle, Mitch (Dana) Jaeger and ten great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his five sisters Iris Faude, Otillia (Lewis) Kohn, Marlene (Norman) Skabroud, Elva (Bob) Drier, and Susan (Jerry) Krug and two sisters-in-law, Louise Ogle and Elloise Zach.

Out of high school, Glen worked in the automotive industry for Fischer Body in Lansing, Michigan for a season. He returned to the area and spent two years at Hurds. In 1956, he began working for the DNR watching for fires in the Jump River fire tower. Then he started building them.  This was the beginning of his lifelong tower career. In the early 1970's, he founded OK Tower Service and became known for his relentless work ethic. OK Tower built everything from DNR lookout towers to one of the tallest towers in the world, a 2,000' tower in Alvin, Texas. His work and reputation took him all over the world including the Aleutian Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Somoa, where he spent a month dismantling a tower with a crew of six Samoans. He finally retired after he climbed his last tower in 2012 at the age of 76, at which time his daughter, Tammy took over OK Tower Service.

Glen was also known for his passion for the outdoors and unforgettable guide services. For years, he kept a pack of hounds for coyote, bobcat and bear hunting. He also guided hunters who sought pheasants, ducks, geese and just about anything you could hunt. Glen also loved to take his grandkids on many fishing and hunting adventures. Not to mention, he and Lois raised trophy whitetail deer for many years.
Glen and Lois kept a boat, the Circus Circus, in Valdez, Alaska for the past 14 years. They entertained hundreds of family and friends in the pursuit of halibut and salmon. A notable moment in Glen's life was performing the marriage ceremony of his granddaughter Tonia on his boat in Valdez.

He had an instinctive understanding of nature and loved of the outdoors. His memory will live on in his apple orchards where he loved to plant and graft trees. Glen will forever be known for his ability to tell a joke anywhere, anytime.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


AGE:  84
ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  2:03 A.M. Sunday, November 23 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 years.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Krueger
INTERMENT:   Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1930 in Goodrich

EDUCATION: Attended Goodrich Area Schools

MARRIAGE: March 30, 1948 in Medford to Norman A. Lissner and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1993

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Helen worked for the Memorial Hospital and Memorial Nursing Home for 50 years and owned and operated an Antique Store in Medford all while raising her family. After retiring from Memorial Nursing Home she was an in home caregiver. Helen enjoyed homemaking, antiquing, family and caring for others.

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Jerry) Asleson of Janesville, Harvey Lissner of Medford, Judy Roehl of Medford, Donna (Dennis) Vesnefsky of Medford, Shirley (Ken) House of Medford, Beverly Lissner of Medford, Paul (Lynn) Lissner of Medford, Loretta (Tom) Grupstra of Washburn, Janet Lissner of Medford, Bernice (Mark) Meyer of Medford and Marlene (Todd) Brandner of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Leon John Lissner
Son-In-Law: Curt Roehl
Daughter-In-Law: Cindy Ellefson
Three Gandsons: Travis Lekie, Shannon Brayshaw and Robbie Grupstra




BROTHER/SISTERS DECEASED: Virginia Bartelt in infancy, Chet Bartelt and Florence Neuman

DECEASED FATHER: Emil ‘Shorty” Bartelt

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Bartelt (Maiden Name: Risch)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Helens family to be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Friday, November 21, 2014


   AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 825 Kennedy St. Rib Lake, former resident of the Township of Spirit

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:01 P.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Continental Manor-Golden Living Center in Abbotsford where she had been a resident for the past 3 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1923 in Dorchester

EDUCATION: Hattie attended Dorchester Area Schools

MARRIAGE: 1st: Roy V. Larsen in 1940 and he preceded her in death. 2Nd: Alfred “Fritz” H.-C. Knop in 1959 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake and he preceded her in death

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Hattie moved to the Township of Spirit where she married her first husband Roy Larsen and owned and operated their dairy farm. She then moved to Rib Lake with her second husband where she worked at Gem Product Shoe Factory until her retirement. Hattie enjoyed playing cards, baking, cooking, traveling, hiking, volunteering for Hospice and the Rib Lake Senior Site and spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: St. John's Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Darlene (Alfred) Unick of Rib Lake and Kathy (John) Stelling of Port Washington

CHILDREN DECEASED: infant Son and Daughter: John and Rosella Larsen




BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Violet Sterzinger, Hilda Janko, Viola Shady, Elenora Stroschine, Jake, Herbert and Jim Stumpf


PALLBEARERS: Great-Grandchildren: Tarek Scott, Donnie, Emily and Nicholas Nehls, Devon Stelling and Dylan Stelling-Kordash

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hattie's family to be designated at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014



 AGE: 82

ADDRESS: W8650 County Road I Ogema; Township of Ogema; Price County

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:49 P.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past day.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 A.M. Monday, November 24 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1932 in the Township of Ogema

EDUCATION: She attended Centerville and Sunnyside Grade Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: June 16, 1951 in Ogema to Edwin A. Cummings and he preceded her in death on November 16, 1987

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Louise worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. She then worked as a cook and janitor at Jump River School in Ogema. Louise was a wife and homemaker and helped her husband run their dairy farm. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking, cooking, reading, going to the casino and she loved her family.

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Four Children: Robert (Rhonda) Cummings, Debbie (Dennis) Reichert, William “Billy” Cummings, and Brian (Wendy) Cummings all of Ogema

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Hayes, Jeremy (Traci) Wolfe, Angela (Rance) Lentz, Mandy Cummings, Brandon (Joan) Cummings, Alicia (Jesse) Eisner, Malinda Reichert, Jasen and Garrett Cummings

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Violet (Roger) Osbeck of Golden Valley, MN, Evelyn Munson of Bloomingten, MN and Ruth (Gary) Makovsky of Boise Idaho. Louise is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends

BROTHERS DECEASED: Marvin and Phillip Garrow



OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Louise may be given to her family, to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 830 Pearl St. Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in the Village of Rib Lake under the care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: From 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 17, 1924 in Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Jeanette attended Ward grade school and was a 1942 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: August 13, 1966 at the First Methodist Church in Taylor Falls, MN to Melvin “Spike” H. Clendenning and he preceded her in death in December 28, 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jeanette moved to Milwaukee at the end of WWII in 1945 where she worked at International Harvester. She then moved to Chicago in 1946 where she worked at the Great Lakes NAVAL. She then worked for an insurance company before working at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years. Jeanette returned to Rib Lake to stay in 1966. She was employed by Taylor County as the Register in Probate for 24 years until her retirement in 1985.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church, Rib Lake Community Club, Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary, Rib Lake United Methodist Church Women’s Society, Rib Lake Library Partners and Rib Lake T.O.P.S. Past member of Thursday evening Women’s Bowling League and Saturday evening Mixed Couples Bowling League at Little Bohemia. She enjoyed camping, cross-country skiing, bowling, and traveling in the United States and over seas.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Gwen Clendenning of Evansville, WI
Step-Son: Mel (Pat) Clendenning of Rib Lake
Step-Daughter: Lori (Russ) Keller of Streamwood, IL

CHILDREN DECEASED: Step-Son: John Clendenning; Step-Daughter: Linda Padilla

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 step-grandchildren: Sarah & Timothy Clendenning both of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Harold & Marlin Curran; Sister: Lorraine Nebeker

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Leo Curran

DECEASED MOTHER: Augusta Ida Pries

OTHER INFORMATION: Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements