Thursday, July 17, 2014

SHAWN K. STEEN


NAME OF DECEASED: SHAWN K. STEEN AGE: 35

ADDRESS: W5443 Allman Ave., Medford; Town of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:50 PM Wednesday, July 16 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 1 day

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Nancy Amacher

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II at a later date

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 13, 1978 at Marshfield

EDUCATION: Medford Area Elementary Schools & attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: previously married and divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked as a cook in the Medford & Phillips areas and the Ohio area while residing there. He also played in various bands. He enjoyed cooking, baking, music and his nieces.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jennifer Steen and significant other – Jamie Pester both of Medford
Nieces – Charity, Maddison & Kaitlyn Pester

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Twin sisters in infancy

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father – Calvin Steen of Medford
Paternal Grandmother - Dorothy Steen of Dorchester

DECEASED MOTHER: Barbara Ann LaShay Steen in 1990

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GALE A. NIGGEMANN

NAME OF DECEASED: GALE A. NIGGEMANN AGE: 56

ADDRESS: N6760 State Highway 13, Medford; A Township of Chelsea resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:15 AM Tuesday, July 15 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 13 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Saturday, July 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Chelsea Community Cemetery – Town of Chelsea

VISITATION: Friday, July 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Center & Fireplace Lounge, Medford from 4:00 PM until the time of the Catholic prayer service at 7:30 PM which will be next door at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Also at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of funeral mass at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 19

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 17, 1958 at Medford

EDUCATION: Fairfield Elementary School, Town of Goodrich, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Day School, Medford, and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1980 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea to George H. Niggemann, Jr. and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked at the Welcome Inn Motel & Weather Shield Mfg. in Medford for periods of time. After their marriage they farmed in the Town of Chelsea until her recent ill health. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her faith, her church, 4 wheeling and traveling. She enjoyed helping with Knights of Columbus activities.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Historic St. Ann’s, Town of Greenwood; Sponsoring Children from St. Jude

SURVIVING SPOUSE: George H. Niggemann, Jr. of Chelsea

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Justin (Emily) Niggemann of Chelsea, Aaron (Rochelle) Niggemann of Marshfield, Brian (Megan) Niggemann of Caledonia
Grandchildren – Katie, Grace, Josh & Nicole Niggemann

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Duane (Linda) Dassow of Medford, Russ (Special friend – Lenore) Dassow of Medford, Jerry (Cindy) Dassow of Medford, Lynn (Duane) Bahr of Medford & Gordon Dassow of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother-in-law: Dave Hraby

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Evangeline (Jari) Dassow of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Gerald Dassow

PALLBEARERS: Dave and Jason Hraby, Ryan Bahr, Jesse Niggemann, Mark Dassow, Matt Ulrich

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MARY L. MAKI

NAME OF DECEASED: MARY L. MAKI AGE: 67

ADDRESS: 135 S. Main St. Apt 214 Medford former Green Bay resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:27 A.M. Monday, July 14, at Aspirus Care and Rehab where she had been a resident for the past 18 days, surrounded by her family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Graveside Committal Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 19, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro

OFFICIATING: Rev. Isaac Fleming

INTERMENT: Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 16, 1946 in Hillsboro

EDUCATION: Mary is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Hillsboro Area Elementary School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Mary lived in Madison for a number of years. She then moved to Green Bay where she worked as a nursing assistant at Rennes Nursing Care and Rehab Center for a number of years. Mary then worked at her favorite job as a receptionist at the Green Bay Mayor's Office. In February of 2014, she moved to Medford to be closer to her grandchildren. Mary enjoyed shopping and jewelry, she loved to travel and be outdoors. Mary also loved and cherished her family and friends.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ellen (Robert) Boivin of Green Bay, Shane (Tammy) Novy of Glennville, GA, and Corey Tonia) Zick of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Robert (Terri) Jung of Prairie Du Chien, James Jung of Crescent City, FL, Ruth Anne (“Skip”) Hull of Lake Matagana, Betty Thomason of Neenah and Fritz Jung of Madison

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Special Friend: Vince Reagen in 2013

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Jung DECEASED MOTHER: Virginia V. Crouch

PALLBEARERS: Corey Zick, Shane Novy and Aaron Kennelly

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Mary's family to be designated at a later date.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

FRANKLIN “FRANK” S. KALMON

NAME OF DECEASED: FRANKLIN “FRANK” S. KALMON AGE: 83

ADDRESS: 415 E. County Road A, Stetsonville

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:25 AM Sunday, July 13 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, July 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, July 18

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1930 at the Township of Hammel

EDUCATION: Brookside Elementary School, Town of Hammel, graduate of Medford High School, Taylor County Normal School, Medford and received a degree in education from UW – Stevens Point

MARRIAGE: November 29, 1954 at Lublin to Margaret “Marge” M. Zagorski and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. After his marriage, they resided in Milwaukee and he worked at Allis Chalmers for a period of time. After his education, he taught elementary education in Pell Lake, WI schools while residing in Lake Geneva. They moved to Medford and he taught school & was a principal in the Owen school district for a period of time. During the summer months, he worked concrete construction in the Thorp area. They farmed in the Town of Holway and did area real estate work for periods of time. In retirement he delivered parts for Northwest Trucks. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, drawing, fishing, hunting, traveling, social talking, making chili & spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & its singing group “The Monks”; Medford Knights of Columbus; Medford VFW Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Margaret “Marge” Kalmon of Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mike (Edna) Kalmon of Georgia, Lynn (Larry) Kloth of Iowa, Mark Kalmon of Medford, Greg (Lisa) Kalmon of Tennessee, Brad (Becky) Kalmon of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Elaine L. (George) Southworth of Medford, Stephen Kalmon of Withee, David (Laura) Kalmon of Medford, Patricia (Allen) Huber of Medford, Jeffrey (Debra) Kalmon of Oakland, CA, George (Rita) Kalmon of Medford
Sisters-in-law: Imy Kalmon of Washburn & Penny Kalmon of Hudson

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Allen & Dennis Kalmon

DECEASED FATHER: Stephen Gabriel Kalmon DECEASED MOTHER: Laura Ida Larson

PALLBEARERS: Larry Kloth, Mike, Mark, Greg, Brad & George Kalmon

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

JOYCE A. PETERSON


NAME OF DECEASED: JOYCE A. PETERSON

AGE: 77

ADDRESS: 645 E. Taylor St. Medford City of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:35 A.M. Saturday, July 12, at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 6 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00A.M. Wednesday, July 16, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 5, 1937 in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Graduate of St. Maria Catholic High School and attended Chicago Area Elementary School

MARRIAGE: November 5, 1955 in Chicago IL to Robert E. Ryszkiewicz

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage Joyce lived in Downer’s Grove IL where she worked at Rex Nord Chain Belt making plane bearings for a period of time. She then moved to Lublin where she worked at ITT Insurance in Thorp for a period of time. Joyce helped run the family dairy farm in Lublin and she also worked at Zastrow Care Center in Gilman. Most recently, Joyce worked at Memorial Health Center as a laundry assistant. She enjoyed oil painting, making homemade cards, reading mystery books and she was a pro at crossword puzzles.

MEMBER OF: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin and the Taylor County Home Makers Club in Lublin

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Robert “Bob” (Pam) Ryszkiewicz of Dorchester, Mike Ryszkiewicz of Medford, Kenneth “Ken” (Faye) Ryszkiewicz of Caryville and Susan (Shawn) Davies of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Monica (Jon) Jean, Austin and Ashley Davies

GR-GRANDSON: Kyle Jean

DECEASED FATHER: Raymond C. Peterson

DECEASED MOTHER: Jeanette L. Gritz

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joyce’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

RUTH M. PETERSON



NAME OF DECEASED: RUTH M. PETERSON AGE: 81

ADDRESS: 16 Evergreen Terrace, Dorchester

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 2:50 PM on Tuesday, July 8 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, July 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II at a later date

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Friday, July 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, July 12 at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 27, 1933 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1953 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Charles O. Peterson and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked most of her life as a housewife & mother raising her 15 children. She worked for a period of time at Dorchester Furniture & Silberman’s Fur in Medford. Then in 1990 they moved to Minnesota and she worked as a bookkeeper for a ginseng farm until her retirement in 1997 and moved to Dorchester. She enjoyed visits from her children & their families, camping & Saturday nights watching Molly B.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING HUSBAND OF 61 YEARS: Charles “Charlie” O. Peterson of Dorchester

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Julie (Ron) Haas of Marshfield, Debora (Lance) Dahl of Medford, Mike (Beverly) of Medford, Mark (Audrey) of St. Charles, MO, Charlene (George) Velon of Chicago, Larry of Wausau, Patricia (Roger) Hamus of Unity, Cindy (Russell) Hamus of Dorchester, David (Leeta) of Rib Lake, Dale (Chris) of Medford, Darla of Medford, Kevin of Medford, Kenny (Amy) of Medford, Jamie of St. Francis, MN, Chucky (Carrie) of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 28 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Wally (Norma) Anderson of Little Black, Margaret (Frank) Murphy of Medford, Russell (Cheryl) Anderson of Withee
2 sisters-in-law: Rose Anderson of Medford & Shirley Haizel of Holcombe

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Paul, Carl & Chester Anderson; Sisters – Mary Sperl & Betty Bruton

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Anderson DECEASED MOTHER: Grace Clarkson

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Allen Hamus, Clint, Josh, Shawn, Dustin & Jordon Peterson

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by special friend & cousin – Ruby Neuman of Medford
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DAVID C. HEMKE


NAME OF DECEASED: DAVID C. HEMKE

AGE: 62

ADDRESS: 607 College St. Medford City of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: July 7, at St. Joseph’s Hospital

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield and will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Kevin Buchanan

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 18, at the United Methodist Church in Medford with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service held by Pastor Kyochul Shin

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 29, 1952 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UW Milwaukee in 1974 and is a 1970 Graduate of Nathan Hale High School in West Allis

MARRIAGE: July 17, 1976 in West Allis to Marla J. Spear who survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dave has served his community in numerous ways. After attaining his bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Dave moved from Milwaukee to Medford. He worked for the Taylor County Human Services for 34 ½ years, and retired in 2009. He has served as a board member and volunteer to organizations that benefit others including Stepping Stones, Taylor County Literacy Council, and the Salvation Army. His Leadership as president of Family Health Center of Marshfield has brought forth several dental clinics for people in need in North Central WI. His love for music was apparent, as he sang with church choirs and the Central Chamber Chorale for over 25 years.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Marla S. Hemke of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rachel Hemke of New Hope, MN and Becca Hemke of Carver, MN

SURVIVING SISTER: Deborah (Randy) Betterly of Milwaukee

DECEASED FATHER: William Hemke DECEASED MOTHER: Jeanette (Kuehn) Hemke

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Habitate For Humanity or Central Chamber Chorale of Marshfield. (Address for Central Chamber Chorale Inc. – P.O. Box 283 Marshfield, WI 54449-0283)
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