Sunday, September 16, 2018

DAYMON “BUD” R. BLASEL


NAME OF DECEASED:      DAYMON “BUD” R. BLASEL     AGE:  27


ADDRESS:  State Highway 13, Stetsonville, WI; A Township of Little Black resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  pronounced on Friday, September 14, in the Town of Brighton, Marathon County, the results of a motorcycle accident


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 19 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville


OFFICIATING:  Pastor Richard Russow


INTERMENT:     Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

 

VISITATION:  Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, September 18 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 19


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1990 at Marshfield, WI


EDUCATION: Immanuel Lutheran School, Medford, Medford Area Public School and was a 2010 graduate of Medford High School


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked and resided in Madison for a few years.  He then returned to the area and worked as an apprentice carpenter for area contractors.  He also did work on the family dairy farm in the Town of Little Black.  He enjoyed all motorcycles, especially dirt bikes, animals, especially his dog-Clyde, his pickup truck, music, attending concerts, Badger football, Badger basketball, doing field work & spending time with his nieces and nephews.


MEMBER OF:  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville; Carpenters Union;


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jayson Blasel of Stevens Point, Heather (Patrick) Kehoe of Wausau, Peter (Heather) Blasel of Medford, Heidi (Jon) Erl of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Unborn baby sister


SURVIVING NIECES/NEPHEWS:  Goddaughter – Shelby Blasel, Alexis Blasel, Hanna Blasel, Virginia Erl, Jack Kehoe, Charlie Kehoe, Thomas Kehoe


SURVIVING PARENTS:  David & Betty (Gojmerac) Blasel of Stetsonville

Paternal Grandmother – Ilaine Blasel of Medford


PRECEDEASED GRANDPARENTS:  Elmer Blasel, George & Darlene Gojmerac


PALLBEARERS:  Jon Stahl, Kyle & Michael Tlusty, Nick, Ben & Jeremy Blasel


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

DOROTHY B. OLSON

Dorothy B. Olson, 91, of Rib Lake, passed away Saturday September 15, 2018 at Rib Lake Health Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM, Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. A Rosary service will held at 7:00. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00.

Dorothy was born April 10, 1927 in Rib Lake to Charles and Emily (Kiska) Polacek. She attended Fawn Valley Grade School and was a 1945 graduate of Rib Lake High School. She married Harry B. Olson on November 9, 1946. Harry precedes her in death.

She is survived by her children: Cheryl (Ted) Eisner of Rib Lake, Ann Leiskau of Wisconsin Rapids, Jim (Sue) Olson of Medford, John (Julie) Olson of West Bend, Debra (Paul) Strelka of Green Bay, Susan Gilbertson of Schofield, Jane Olson and Mary Olson both of Wausau, 16 Grandchildren, 22, Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, Siblings: Frances (Emil) Foytik, Mary (Steve) Warga both of Phillips, George Polacek of Sun Prairie and Sister in Law Alice Polacek of Centennial, CO.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 2 infant sons, 2 infant grandchildren, Granddaughter Barbara Deuster, Siblings Tom Polacek Sr., James Polacek, Charles “Bud” (Justine) Polacek and Sister in Law Mary Polacek and Son in Law Gil Gilbertson. 

Dorothy  worked for Golden Living in Rib Lake for 11 years in the laundry department. She then went on to work for Gem Products for 3 years. She took most pride and joy in serving as the crossing guard for the schools in Rib Lake. In her retirement, she worked at Little Bohemia.

She enjoyed knitting, and always looked forward to making lap robes to give away at the Lions Club dinner every Christmas. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and greeter, and the Rib Lake American Legion Auxilliary.

Memorial donations in honor of Dorothy can be given to her 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com

EVELYN M. ROSS


Evelyn M. Ross, 91, of Medford, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Aspirus Care and Rehab.

Evelyn was born on February 8, 1927 to Joseph and Selma (Borman) Hartman in Medford, WI. She attended Medford area grade schools. She married Willis T. Ross on July 3, 1946; he preceded her in death on October 31, 2012. Together Evelyn and Willis worked on the homestead, where she was also a homemaker. They also owned and drove bus for 27 years.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and cooking, and picking berries.

Evelyn was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Gary (Marsha) Ross of Owen, Ronald (Shelly) Ross of Eau Claire, Bruce (Sandra) Ross of Medford, and Joanne (Neil) Wegerer of Westboro; 11 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Dottie Clark of Medford, Marcie Poirier of Medford, Betty Huebner of Colorado Springs, CO, and Sister Marie Hartman of Milwaukee and sister in law Connie Schmidt of Stetsonville.

In addition to her husband and parents Evelyn is preceded in death by her brothers, Ray, Clint, Bud, and Lester, and sister Mable Zenner.

A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Evelyn's name may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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

Friday, September 14, 2018

MARVIN H. LISKE

Marvin Herbert Liske, 93, of Medford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial and graveside military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team, to be followed at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation to be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the church that same day.
Pallbearers are Sam, Lucas, Christopher and Chad Liske, Casey and Kyle Daneen and Tyler Raab. Hemer Funeral Service in Medford assisted the family.
Marvin was born on December 30, 1924 in the Township of Browning to Emanuel and Mary (Frey) Liske. He was a graduate of Medford Middle School. He was a US Army veteran of WWII having served as an airplane mechanic in Germany. He worked for Strebig Auto in Medford after his return. On June 13, 1953 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in the Township of Greenwood, he married Lucy Matyka and she preceded him in death on June 9, 2017 . In 1964, he started Liske Marine and was a successful businessman selling snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATV's and outboards until he retired. Even though, he was known to still come into work almost every day.
He enjoyed piloting planes and racing snowmobiles (when he was younger), waterskiing (into his 80’s), bowling, hunting, spending time at the lake and being with family and friends. He was a Medford Lions member for many years and was excited to participate in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in April. Marvin was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford Knights of Columbus, Medford American Legion and VFW Clubs & the NRA.
Marvin is survived by his sons, George, John and Peter (Corinne), all of Medford; daughter, Lisa (Todd Campfield) Raab of Wausau; son-in-law, Dan Deneen of Pewaukee; his brothers Alvin Liske of Medford and Roland (Ila) Liske of New Berlin; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Along with his wife, Marvin is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Deneen in 2003; brothers: Edmund and Raymond Liske; sisters: Lillian Wanker, Helen Miller, and Ester Billows.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

MARY JO PONCEK


Mary Jo Poncek, 42, of Westboro, passed away Wednesday September 12, 2018 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski will officiate. Visitation will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 10:00 until the time of Mass at 11:00.
Mary Jo was born December 15, 1975 in Tomahawk, WI to Donald Jr. and Eileen (Foley) Biermann. She is a 1994 graduate of Rib Lake High School. She married Thomas Poncek Sr., on September 11, 1999 at St. Theresa Church in Westboro. Thomas survives.
She is further survived by her Son: Tommy Poncek Jr. of Westboro, Mother Eileen Biermann Rib Lake, Sisters: Shannon (Marty) Annala of Athens, Sarah (Ray) Komerack of Ogema, Nieces and Nephews: Alyssa and Brianna Schellin, Zachary, Kellie and Jakob Annala, and many other extended family members including Brothers and Sisters in law, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and nieces and nephews in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Mary Jo is preceded in death by her Father Donald, Jr., Grandparents Wayne and Sally Biermann, Francis and Louise Foley, Parents in Law Joseph and Eleanor Poncek, and several other brothers and sisters in law.
Mary Jo attended UW Marathon, where she played basketball. She then transferred to NTC Wausau where she graduated from for Registered Nurse. She worked at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield for twelve years and then went on to work at the Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls in their ER and ICU departments.
She was a 3rd Generation Nurse, following in the footsteps of her Grandmother Louise Foley, Mother Eileen Biermann, and passed on her passion of nursing to her Son Tommy, which makes them a 4th Generation family of Registered Nurses.
Mary Jo loved her five dogs and she treated each and every one of them like her they were her children. She was very close with her family and cherished every moment spent with them, especially summer days swimming in her pool with everyone.
She was of the Catholic Faith, and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to her 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

JOHN L. “JACK” KAUDY


John L. “Jack” Kaudy, age 96 of Stetsonville, died peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Winter Haven Assisted Living in Marshfield where he resided for the past year.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 215 South Washington Avenue, Medford, WI at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Neillsville City Cemetery.

A rosary service will start at 8:30 a.m. and visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

Jack was born on July 31, 1922, in Neillsville, WI to Lewis and Elsie (Metcalf) Kaudy. He graduated from Neillsville High School and worked odd jobs before enlisting in the United States Army in March of 1943. Jack proudly served his country during World War II as a paratrooper in the 517th Regiment Combat Team. During the Southern France invasion of 1944, Jack subsequently received his honorable discharge and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Upon returning to Wisconsin, he worked in Wausau where he met and married his wife Delores Orlikowski in 1948. The young couple moved to Baraboo where Jack worked for the Wisconsin Highway State Patrol. He eventually moved his family to Stetsonville where they lived for the next 65 years. After leaving the state patrol, Jack worked throughout the state of Wisconsin on road construction. In 1960 his career path led him to a job with Neuendorf Transportation Company where he worked for several years. Weather Shield Manufacturing was also part of his working career, finally retiring in 1990.

Survivors include his children, Mary Wojtowicz of Roseville, MN, Diane Dittrich of Medford, Jeanette Kaudy of Marshfield, Jim (Sue) Kaudy of Hewitt, WI, and Susie Hubbard of Medford; his grandchildren, Lisa, Wendy, Angela, Kelly, Jessica, Lindsey, Shelby, Amy, JD (Bud), Carly, and Maxwell; his great-grandchildren, Jack, Spencer, Keegan, Ava, Lillian, Grace and Tommy.

He was preceded in death by his wife Delores, a daughter, Jane Kaudy Marx, and a sister Marie Conway.

The family would like to send out a special “Thank You” to Pamela Johns, Dee, and Myles at Winter Haven, and Ministry Home Hospice for their care and compassion shown towards Jack.

Memorial donations may be given to the family for a future designation.

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

GEORGE A. KRUG

NAME OF DECEASED: GEORGE A. KRUG AGE: 85

ADDRESS: 316 N. Butternut St., Stetsonville, WI 54480

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, September 11 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 3:00 PM Saturday, September 15 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway

OFFICIATING: Pastor Amy Heinz

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Holway where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, September 14 and also at church from 2 PM until the time of services at 3 PM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway on Saturday, September 15

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1932 in the Township of Holway, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary schools

MARRIAGE: August 9, 1958 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway to Lorraine L. Neitzel and she preceded him in death on August 1, 2016

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked on the family farm in the Town of Holway, until he entered the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. After the service, he worked at Medford Fur Foods, Payne & Dolan road construction, McQuad Masonary, Brunner Well Drilling, did logging work & retired from McGivern Masonary. He played baseball for Holway and softball for John & Alice’s Bar in the Town of Maplehurst. He recently went on the Honor Flight with his twin brother, Bill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, pontooning, and in his younger days, motorcycling.

MEMBER OF: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway; Stetsonville American Legion; Charter member of the Pine Creek Riders

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dianne (Lynn) Jochimsen of Medford, Dawn (Jerry) Brink of Medford, Gary (Sara) Krug of Rice Lake

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 – Justin (Shannon) Brink of Madison, Jenna Brink of Madison, Ashley Kuprin of Menomonie, Andrew (Courtney) Krug of Auburndale, Logan Jochimsen of Big Falls, MN, Courtney Krug of Oshkosh, Garret (Paige) Krug of Cameron GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Corey, Amelia, Theodore, Hailey, Brycen & Stella

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice (Virgil) Decker of Unity, Twin Brother William “Bill” (Gayle) Krug of Owen, Annabelle Neitzel of Holway, Dale Krug of Marshfield, Darlene Wisniewski of Owen, Jane (Gordon) Mathews of Medford, Jerry (Susie) Krug of Perkinstown

BROTHER DECEASED: Dean Krug and also preceded by George’s pet Chihuahua - Lila

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Krug DECEASED MOTHER: Ethel Jane (Stephens) Krug

PALLBEARERS: Honorary-his 7 Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in George’s name to either Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway or the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Wausau
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