Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ROBERT "BOB" LAMBERTY

Robert “Bob” Lamberty, a Whittlesey resident, passed away on January 16, 2017 at his home under the care of his wife, family, and Hope Hospice. Bob was born on August 3, 1937 in Medford to Oliver and Catherine (Brandner) Lamberty. They precede him in death.

Bob was a brother to Donna (Mike) Roiger of Whittlesey, Roy (Midge) who precedes him in death, and Roman (Lois) Lamberty of Texas.

Bob went to school in Whittlesey and graduated from Medford High School in 1955. After school Bob went west with a few friends working various jobs from California to South Dakota. After a short courtship he married Mary Roiger on July 25, 1959. They lived in Milwaukee a few years until they purchased the family farm in 1966. Bob farmed, logged, and was a part time mail carrier. He became a full time mail carrier in 1989 and sold the farm to his son Luke. Bob retired in 2000.

In addition to his wife Bob is survived by his 3 children, Dawn, Rob (Joy Hoff), and Luke (Donna Grossel) ; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Barbara (Clayton) Denzine, Katie (Curt Quednow), and Dustin (Chandel) ; 7 great-grandchildren, Austin, Kameron, Sophia, Amelia, Kiana, Gavin, and Adeline all of Whittlesey. He is further survived by many other family and friends.

Bob was a member of OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey, President of Whittlesey Baseball Association for 52 years, active member and past president of the Rib Lake Lions, and charter member of The We Whittlesey Whizzers Snowmobile Club.

Bob enjoyed bowling in Rib Lake for many years and bowling in Medford. Bob and Mary also enjoyed traveling all over the U.S., making Italian sausage, and taking care of the great-grandchildren. The great-grandkids are going to miss their Rocking Chair.
Bob was hard working, fun loving man. Never a man to shy away from a party or to sit in the corner and watch. He always had a joke or a quick comment.

A memorial mass for Bob will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating; burial will follow at OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 24 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey from 4:00 PM until the time of a prayer service at 7:00PM. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

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

JOHN W. MARSHALL

NAME OF DECEASED: JOHN W. MARSHALL AGE: 70

ADDRESS:   A Township of Spirit resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Monday, January 16 at his residence in the Town of Spirit

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 12 noon on Thursday, January 19 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake chapel

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A celebration of his life gathering will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, January 19 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake chapel

OFFICIATING: Mr. Dan Layhew

INTERMENT: Hillcrest Cemetery – Township of Spirit where there will be military rites performed by the Spirit American Legion

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 29, 1946 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Fisher Elementary School, Milwaukee and was a graduate of West Bend, WI High School

MARRIAGE: September 25, 1971 at Holy Trinity Church, Newburg, WI to Linda L. Mayer and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army serving from 1964-1966 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked road construction for a period of time. Then he worked construction for Stevens Construction while residing in Newburg. He then owned & operated an auto salvage business in Fredonia for 3 years. In 1980 he moved to the Town of Spirit where he owned/operated Spirit Sales and Service doing auto sales & repair.
Then he worked as a field tech for Entech Electronics until retirement in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, guns, gun shows & fixing things.

MEMBER OF: NRA; Rib Lake American Legion and the Spirit American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Spouse – Linda L. Marshall of the Town of Spirit

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jennifer Marshall of Wausau & Michael Marshall of the Town of Spirit

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Janet (David) Bath of West Bend & Jim (Diana) Marshall of the town of Rib Lake

DECEASED FATHER: James Alexander Marshall DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Joyce Kalt

PALLBEARERS: JB Marshall, Danny Verbanac, Lloyd Schubert, Mark Listle, Dave Sieser,
Coen Enright, Bill Krell, Pete Menutes
 
OTHER INFORMATION: He is further survived by nieces & nephews
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Monday, January 16, 2017

EMILY M. KOFLER


Emily M. Kofler, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Sunday January 15, 2017 at Country Gardens in Medford.
Emily was born November 2, 1926 in Rib Lake to Joseph and Frances (Borovay) Szczurek. She is a graduate of Rib Lake High School.
Emily married Leonard J. Kofler at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake on Nov. 29, 1947. Leonard survives.
She is further survived by her children: Marie (Dale) Lindwall of Wausau, Michael (Kathy) Kofler of Prentice, Peter Kofler of Marshfield, 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Vickie Ann Wudi, and all of her Brothers and Sisters.
Emily was employed by Gem Products and worked on the production line and Rib Lake Health Care Center where she worked in housekeeping. She also ran the family dairy farm in Rib Lake, and enjoyed horseshoes and polka music.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church Catholic Order of Foresters and Christian Mothers.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Rosary will be said Wednesday morning at Good Shepherd Church beginning at 9:30 and  visitation will follow from 10:00  AM until the time of service at 11 AM.
Memorial donations in honor of Emily can be given to Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

JOHN J. "JACK" WUDI


John J. “Jack” Wudi, 75, a Town of Greenwood resident, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home.
Jack was born July 9, 1941 in Medford to Bernard and Ida (Born) Wudi. They precede him in death.
He is survived by his siblings: Sally (Ken) Asselin of St. Francis, Kathleen (late Ron) Frahmann of Racine, Kenneth (late Vickie) Wudi of Medford and Carol Vlasis of Schofield, 8 Nieces, 1 Nephew and many friends and neighbors.
Jack graduated from Rib Lake High School.  He then went on to be a lifetime farmer, and ran his own farm in the Town of Greenwood. He loved to spend time outside cutting firewood, gardening, picking berries and taking care of his animals, especially his dog, and watching deer. Jack will always be remembered for lending a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
He was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday January 13, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Visitation will be held at Good Shepherd Church from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11. Cremation rites will follow services; burial of cremated remains will take place at St. Anne’s Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Jack can be given to the St. Anne’s Historical Society.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ISABELLA “BILLIE” ANNALA


NAME OF DECEASED:  ISABELLA “BILLIE” ANNALA    AGE:  97
 
ADDRESS:  Golden Living Center, Rib Lake
 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  3:52 PM Monday, January 9 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 1 year

 TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, January 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake
 
OFFICIATING:  Pastor James Langebartels

 INTERMENT:  Leavitt Creek Cemetery, Township of Hill, Price Co.

 VISITATION:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, January 12
 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1919 at Westboro, WI

 EDUCATION:  Westboro/Rib Lake elementary schools
 
MARRIAGE:  June 30, 1951 at Detroit, MI to Toivo Annala and he preceded her in death in 1982
 
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE:  After their marriage, they lived in Detroit where she cooked at Stauffer’s Restaurant for a period of time.  They moved to the Westboro area in 1953 where they farmed.  In 1957 they moved to the Rib Lake area where they farmed and she worked at Glovette Shoe Factory for a period of time.  She enjoyed horseback riding, rosemalling, traveling to craft/rosemalling shows & landscape painting.

 MEMBER OF:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake since 1957 and its Ladies Aid of which she was president for many years

 SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Son – Gary (Annis) Annala of Glendale Heights, IL

 # OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:     Eric (Carrie) & Adam (Hina) Annala      

GR-GRANDSON:    Alex Paul-Annala     

 BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED:  Sisters - Hanna Wayrynen, Mary Bergeron, Geraldine Kalander, Miriam Annala
Brothers - Henry, Joseph, & David Manninen

 DECEASED FATHER:   Heikki “Henry” Manninen    DECEASED MOTHER:  Maria Watanen
 
PALLBEARERS:  Fred Ebert, Gary, Eric, Adam, David & Jim Annala
 
OTHER INFORMATION:  The family requests memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake in her name
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HELEN J. WESTERMEIER

NAME OF DECEASED: HELEN J. WESTERMEIER AGE: 96

ADDRESS: Golden Living – Three Oaks, Marshfield; A former Stetsonville resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:30 AM Monday, January 2 at Golden Living – Three Oaks, Marshfield where she had resided for the past 8 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, January 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1920 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Stetsonville Elementary School and was a 1939 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: July 8, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Edward J. Westermeier and he preceded her in death December 30, 1989

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she went to work for her father who owned Midway Telephone Company in Medford. She worked as the office manager until 1967. From 1986 – 2006, she worked as an office secretary for Stetsonville Hardware until her retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano/organ, traveling, needlepoint, quilting & her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville where she enjoyed serving as a church organist for 60+ years

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Josephine Westermeier of Stetsonville & David (Judy) Westermeier of Abbotsford
Grandchildren – Adam (Lauren) Westermeier, Katrina & Maia Rollins
Step Grandchildren: Amanda & Mathew (Autena) Raster, Megan (Bryan) Gusman
Step Great-Grandchildren: Bryan Jr. and Chandler Gusman

DECEASED FATHER: David Emanuel Petersen DECEASED MOTHER: Josephine Helen (Jakel) Petersen

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials given to the family will be designated at a later date
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Monday, January 2, 2017

NILA J. EBERT

Age 86, died Sunday, January 1 at the residence of her daughter in the Town of Holway under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice. Per her request, there will be no services.

Nila was born March 12, 1930 in Altoona, WI. She was the daughter of Walter Willman and Olive Mae Stillman. Her maternal grandfather was one of the first game wardens in Wisconsin.
Nila was a sister to brothers - Albert, Delos, John & Thomas. She had 2 sisters Eileen & Geraldine. She was married to Joseph Dwight Everson in 1950 in the State of Oregon. Nila & Joseph had an interesting and adventurous life during her first years of marriage. She worked as a fire lookout with her husband in the Grande Tetons at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The only access to the fire towers was by horseback. All supplies had to be packed in on horseback as well. Many of their meals were trout, caught in a nearby stream. She often spoke of this incredible time in her life!

They started a family in 1954 and had 7 children Nila Jo, Mark Anthony (Sally), Daniel Lynn (Karen), Julie Marie, Juanita Mary (Kevin), Kathleen Ann, and Nathan Thomas (Tina).

In 1967 Nila was married to Carl Ebert and moved to Mosinee, WI. They lived in the country where they grew wonderful vegetable gardens and canned all their food, along with raising all their meat.

Through the years, Nila continued to travel out west with her children, camping and enjoying all the beautiful places along the way. She passed her love of travel to all her children. Her beloved chihuahua, Jasper was always by her side.

Nila loved and treasured her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She will always be loved and cherished. To pass on online condolences to the family, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.