Wednesday, February 25, 2015


AGE: 82

ADDRESS: 516 Grahl Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:05 A.M. Tuesday, February 24 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey where full military honors will be performed by the Colby Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 8, 1932 in Colby

EDUCATION: Graduate of Colby High School

MARRIAGE: November 12, 1955 at St. John’s Church in Cudahy to Carol M. Hayes

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953 in the 187th Rakasan Airborne where his rank was Sergeant. He saw active duty in Korea. Dale also served in the Air Force Reserves at the General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. He was a loadmaster on C-119 Cargo Planes. He started at Ladish Corporation in Cudahy working in the inventory control department. Dale then transferred to Houston where he was a purchasing agent. In 1972, they moved to the Medford area where he worked at Weathershield Mfg. as the Purchasing Director until his retirement in 1995. Dale was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and bowler. He had 2 Holes In One on the third hole at the Merrill Golf Club. Dale was an avid Winchester Rifle Historian and at one time amassed an extensive Winchester collection.

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, VFW in Colby and NRA. He also served on the Medford City Planning Commission Board.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol M. Steinke of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Sons: Steven (Debra) Of Medford, Darrell (Connie) of North Fond du Lac, John of Eagle River and David (Peggy) Steinke of Rothschild

6 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jared, Rebecca, Megan, Mitchell, Michael and Angela Steinke

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur R. Steinke

DECEASED MOTHER: Marion Steinke (Maiden Name: Dunow)

URNBEARER: Active: Denis Heise
Honorary: Tom O’ Brien, Pat O’Brien and Harold Stange

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



AGE: 79

ADDRESS: 617 W. Cedar St. Cedar Court Apartments Apt. 1 Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 P.M. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Aspirus Care & Rehab where she had resided for the past day, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

OFFICIATING: Father Sleeva Raju Madanu

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon

VISITATION: Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford also 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sheldon

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1935 in the Township of Cleveland

EDUCATION: Pat attended school in the Ladysmith School District

MARRIAGE: 1st: in October 1955 to James “Ace” Wiemer and he preceded her in death in January 1978;
2nd: in July 1999 to Russell West and he preceded her in death in April 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Pat took care of raising her three children and providing a loving home for her family. She enjoyed family campfires, taking walks through the fall leaves, celebrating Halloween and spending time with her family and her special friends Karen Staples and Barb Orheim.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

SURVIVING CHILD: Debbie Miller of Medford

SURVIVING STEP-CHILDREN: Viola (Allen) Helland and Virginia (Bob) Luedtke all of the Green Bay Area, Jan (Jerry) Magliano and Brenda West all of Tennesse, Larry (Marilyn) West of Illinois and Pat (Robin) West of the Wausau Area

CHILDREN DECEASED: David and Jim Wiemer, Son-in-Law: Bob Miller, Daughter-in-Law: April Wiemer



SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley Dietrich of Madison and Deedee
Brother-in-Law: George Wiemer of Sheldon and Sister-in-Law: Marlene Ludescher of Sheldon

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Orville & Elmer; Sister: Beverly Shackleton



OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pat’s family to be designated at a later date.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015



ADDRESS: MCT #46, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 PM Monday, February 23 at Clark County Health Care Center, Owen surrounded by family, where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

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

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 7

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 10, 1928 at Cochrane, WI

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: September 11, 1948 at Medford to Rose C. Noonan and they were married for 66 years

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the US Navy, WW II veteran having served from 1946 to 1947. After the service, he returned to Medford and worked as a bookkeeper for Neuendorf Transportation. Then he worked in sales with Wear Ever Cookware. He also worked other sales positions & business ventures. He owned/operated Builders Cove in Medford, Barron Lumber Co. & Engel’s Lighting Company for periods of time. He enjoyed collecting model classic cars, producing cookbooks & how-to-guides, making clocks & was always looking for something new to create.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rose C. Engel of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Lori) Engel of Colorado City, CO, Rita (Rick) Kuehn of Champlin, MN, Ruth Engel of Colorado City, CO, Roxanne (Mark) Dunst of Gleason, WI, Roger (Chasity Kerr) Engel of Greenwood, WI, Robin (Mark Homer) Ashe of Medford




DECEASED FATHER: Wallace Waldo Engel DECEASED MOTHER: Luella Heuer

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, February 21, 2015


Arthur “Art” Allen Crass, Jr., 76, Medford, died at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 25 with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating.
Art Crass was born on July 11, 1938 in Tomahawk to the late Arthur Crass Sr. and Veronica Crass (Maiden Name: Young). He married Marjorie J. DuPlayee, his high school sweetheart on November 10, 1956 in Tomahawk.
Art was a graduate of Tomahawk High School and after school he served in the Wisconsin National Guard and owned dairy farms in Tomahawk and Rural Medford.
Art enjoyed woodworking, fishing and working at the Crass Sawmill after he retired from dairy farming. He also worked as a rural mail carrier for nearly 15 years. His dog Scoobie was his co-pilot on truck rides. Art was an avid Badger and Brewer fan. He also enjoyed attending games with his family and friends at Camp Randall and Miller Park.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge”, his dog Scoobie, and his five children: Linda (Mike) Brandner, Allen (Cindy) Crass, Karen (Mike) Bennett, Daniel (Stacey) Crass and David Crass, 12 Grandchildren: Damon (Sherry) Brandner, Doug (Kristi) Brandner, Kyle (Alysa) Brandner, Jeff (Tonya) Crass, Jackie Crass, Madelyn and Katelyn Bennett, Jake (Callie) Crass, Jordan (Jenn) Crass, Josh (Brenda) Crass, Sam and Theo Crass and 17 Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings: Sherry Thompson, Ron (Jean) Crass, Carol Jarvi and many Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his parents, Art is preceded in death by siblings Barry Young, Sandra (Clifford) Steiber and Ken (Georgeanne) Crass.
Art will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
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Friday, February 20, 2015


AGE: 81

ADDRESS: N2722 County Highway C, Medford; Township of Browning Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 P.M. Thursday, February 19 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 10 days.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Family will hold a Memorial Service for Artie at a later date

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1933 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Artie helped on his families’ dairy farm and then owned and operated it until his retirement during this time he also drove truck and did logging work for his brother Victor for several years. He enjoyed hunting, making maple syrup, his animals and gardening. He was an avid bird watcher.


SURVIVING SISTER: Marion Ihlenfeld of West Bend
Sister-In-Law: Lucille Jari of Medford
Brother-In-Law: John Piater of Medford
Also survived by 14 Nieces and Nephews

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Victor, Ralph and Grace Jari and Ruby Piater


DECEASED MOTHER: Anne Jari (Maiden Name: Paur)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Jerry Ray Brandner, 82, of Medford, died on Wednesday February 18, at his home, surrounded by his children and under the care of Hope Hospice. Funeral services and Military Rites for Jerry will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, Friday, February 20, 2015, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Brandon & Jaeden Brandner, Logan Wright, Alec & Austin Waldhart, Parker Alsteens, Lucas & Matthew Lekie.
Jerry was born February 16, 1933 in the Town of Chelsea, to the late Carl and Lena (Born) Brandner. He attended Whittlesey Elementary Schools, and was a 1951 Graduate of Medford Senior High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he attended Radio Operator School and served as an International Morse Code Operator on both the B29 and B36 Bomber Aircraft during the Korean War from 1952-1956. He remained on inactive duty for the following four years.
After his military career, he married Shelby Jean Vlach on September 14, 1957, in Rib Lake. Shelby preceded him in death in 2008. He is also preceded by his Parents, and one Daughter, Sharron Marie Brandner, in 2000. In 1961 he built Brandner Deep Rock Gas Station in Medford which from 1961 to 1998 he owned/operated along with Brandner Oil Company.
He was a proud charter member of the Medford Jaycees, Whittlesey Lions Club, and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He also was a Life Member of the Medford VFW Post 5729 and The Stetsonville American Legion Post 519. He enjoyed Nascar races, Green Bay Packer games, deer hunting activities and stopping by many social establishments in the Whittlesey and Medford area to spread his humor and good cheer.
Jerry is survived his six children: Cheryl Wright, Cindy (Roger) Dray, Dave (Kris) Brandner, Colleen (Todd) Waldhart, Todd (Marlene) Brandner, all of Medford, and Susette (Bill) Alsteens of Belleville, WI, 11 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. His siblings include: Bonnie (late Francis) Fuchs, Ardath (Richard) Dums, Phyllis (late John) Fuchs, Gary (Eileen Mundt) Graham all of Medford, and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, February 16, 2015



ADDRESS:  W 9401 Cottage Road, Town of Molitor, Medford WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Aspirus Medford Hospital, Sunday February 15, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE:  2:00 PM, Thursday February 19, 2015, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.


OFFICIATING:  Rev. Kyochul Shin 

VISITATION:  Thursday February 19, 2015, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 12:00 Noon until the time of services at 2:00 PM.                       

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1937 in Michigan.

EDUCATION: Earned two Bachelor’s degrees in 1959 from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Music Education and Biology.

MARRIAGE: Married Dolores Clara Regelin on December 26, 1964 in Hustler, WI.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: David worked for New Lisbon School District in the Music Education Department, teaching grades K-12. He then went on to work as a truck driver, and retired in 2003. David enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling to Florida. He was a veracious reader. He loved spending time with family and friends and also playing with his Golden Retriever, Jewel. David also served in the US Army National Guard.           

MEMBER OF:  Regular Attended Medford United Methodist Church.

SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Dolores Clara (Regelin) Segerstrom of Medford, WI.

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  LaDene Edwards of Moscow, Idaho, Georgene Revels of Baraboo, WI.

SURVIVING BROTHER:  Robert (Bonnie) Segerstrom of Sterling, CO.

                                              ALSO MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

DECEASED FATHER: Roy O. Segerstrom   DECEASED MOTHER:  Helen Marie Dawson

OTHER INFORMATION:  Memorial Donations in honor of David may be made to The Colonial Center or Aspirus Nursing and Rehab, Medford.

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