Sunday, October 19, 2014

LADDIE J. VLCEK

NAME OF DECEASED: LADDIE J. VLCEK AGE: 86

ADDRESS: Country Gardens, 635 W. Cedar, Medford; A former Westboro & Ogema area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:44 AM Saturday, October 18 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 ½ weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held in the Spring of 2015 and will be announced at a later date

OFFICIATING: Rev. Don Rhody

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1928 at Westboro, WI

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary and was a 1946 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: June 12, 1950 at Milwaukee to Ida Mae Soderstrom and she preceded him in death March 17, 2011

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran achieving the rank of Sergeant having served from May of 1946 to Nov. of 1947. After the military, he resided in Phillips and worked at Flambeau Milling for a period of time. In 1958 they moved to Ogema where he began his career with the US Postal Service for the next 30 years working as a clerk and later postmaster until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church where he had served on various groups including Deacon & Financial Secretary;
Past member of the Ogema Lions Club, and the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Brien (Kate Carollo) Vlcek of Seattle, WI & Bruce Vlcek of New Bedford, MA

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Elizabeth (Dan) Duryea of Bellevue, WA, Laura (Courtney) Taylor, Allison Vlcek & Kevin Vlcek all of Seattle, WA GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joseph, Rudy & Frank Vlcek; Sisters – Martha Look & Helen Axlerod

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Vlcek DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Simek

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

JOHN B. RUMLER

NAME OF DECEASED: JOHN B. RUMLER

AGE: 69

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake

Friday, October 17, 2014

LINDA D. SCHMITTFRANZ

NAME OF DECEASED: LINDA D. SCHMITTFRANZ AGE: 63

ADDRESS: N7441 County Road C, Rib Lake, WI; A Township of Rib Lake resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 3:10 am Friday, October 17 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, emergency room where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, October 20 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 4-8 PM on Sunday, October 19 and also at the Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, October 20

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1951 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Town of Greenwood elementary school, 1969 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: June 28, 1969 at the Chelsea Catholic Church to James “Jim” F. Schmittfranz and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she worked mostly as a housewife/mother. She also did home child care for a period of time. She also worked at KFC & Hurd Millwork in Medford, C & G Minimart, Gem Products & Great Northern Cabinetry in Rib Lake for periods of time. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, embroidery, crocheting & spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church

SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” F. Schmittfranz of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tony (Bobbie Jean) Schmittfranz of Rib Lake, Susan (Joshua) Powell of Crystal, MN, A.J. Schmittfranz of Minneapolis, MN

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 – Molly & Logan Schmittfranz, Makenna, Duncan & Hunter Powell
Honorary Grandchildren - Makayla, Tailor, Erin and Evan Bohmbach

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Janice (Donald) Johnson of Superior, Rod (Jeanette) Eggert of Grand Rapids, MI, Donna (Don) Hoefferle of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Dawn Marie Eggert

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Albert Eggert DECEASED MOTHER: Delores Pearl Glenzer

PALLBEARERS: Honorary - Logan and Molly Schmittfranz, Makenna Powell, Erin and Evan Bohmbach
Active - Lee Johnson, Travis Wienke, Jared Powell, Andy Carlyle, Kris Brothers, Makayla and Tailor Bohmbach

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Monday, October 13, 2014

NORMAN A. BLASEL



NAME OF DECEASED: NORMAN A. BLASEL

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: W5316 Apple Ave. Medford Township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:20 P.M. Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Aspirus Care & Rehab in Medford where he had been a resident for the past month surrounded by his family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Babler

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: 8:30 A.M. until time of services at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1930 in the Township of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Norman attended Stetsonville Elementary and Medford Area High School

MARRIAGE: October 11, 1952 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church to Delores J. Pagel

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Norman was a lifelong farmer in the Township of Deer Creek until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed farming, watching the wildlife and birds and going for rides around the countryside.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delores J. Blasel of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ronald (Deanne) Blasel of Dorchester, Brenda (Iver) Iverson of Waupaca and Tommy (Susan) Blasel of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Baby Blasel in infancy

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8: Nora Blume, Brad (Samantha) Blasel, Tammy (Jason) Anderson, Sara (Jake) Fink, Chad Frischmann, Stacy Blasel, Tanya Blasel (Significant Other: Joe Berger)
and Craig Blasel (Significant Other: Ashley Neumueller) GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Harry Blasel of Rib Lake and Arlis Lageman of Whittlesey

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Melvin Blasel and Delores Smart

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Blasel DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Korth

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Norman's family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

MARGARET "MAGGIE" B. GEBERT

Margaret “Maggie” B. Gebert, 87, formerly of the Medford area, passed away on October 11, 2014, at the Wellington Place in Rib Mountain, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years. Maggie was born June 22, 1927 to the late Paul and Dora (Harder) Walther in the township of Molitor, Taylor County, WI. She attended Medford area public schools and graduated from Medford High School.
On October 18, 1947, Maggie married John Gebert in Colby, WI. He preceded her in death February 23, 1991. Maggie was employed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow, AZ; Taylor County Selective Service System, Taylor County Extension Office and the Medford Electric Utility.
In her retirement, Maggie enjoyed traveling, quilting and gambling with her close friends. Maggie was proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Community United Church of Christ, Medford, The church Women’s Guild and the VFW Post 5729 Auxiliary.
Maggie is survived by four children: John (Nyla), Wausau; Michael (Ruth), Merrill; Rebecca (Tom) Wistein, Merrill and Mark (Lisa), Merrill along with 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren with two expected in the coming months. Maggie is survived by one sister, Clara “Dorothy” Hackbart, Appleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Irma Bomgardner and infant sister, Dora Walther.
Memorial Services for Maggie will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to time of service. Burial to follow immediately at the Medford Cemetery II.
Donations in Maggie’s name may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305.
Maggie’s family would like to thank the staff at Wellington Place for their loving care of our mother.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

ELLEN M. EMMERICH

NAME OF DECEASED:
ELLEN M. EMMERICH
AGE: 101

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford; City of Medford Resident; Former Town of Hammel Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:30 A.M. Monday, October 6 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 9 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Thursday, October 9 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 3, 1913 at Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Meadowbrook School in the Town of Hammel

MARRIAGE: April 19, 1932 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Clarence A. Emmerich and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1998.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She and her husband farmed in the Town of Hammel until 1964, where they then moved to Medford. Ellen worked at the Fayette Hotel and the Gas Light Restaurant, where she served many meals for the Kiwanis. Ellen did housework for Emma Fitch until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and trees. Ellen loved cooking, baking, sewing, making quilts and pillows.

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

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Larry (Liz) Emmerich of Medford
Daughter-In-Law: Mary Emmerich of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Floyd Emmerich on May 19, 2013

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Mike (Shirley) Emmerich of Medford, Kathy (Art) Reid of Medford, Jane (Duane) Meyer of Edgar, Dave (Melissa) Emmerich of Eau Claire, Tom (Eva) Emmerich of Oxnard, California and Pat (Janet) Emmerich of Medford

14 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

11 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING SISTERS-IN-LAW: Eleanor Woldt and Florence Lemke both of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: John, Leonard, Victor, Edward and Albert “Rob” Johnson
Sisters: Elsie Thompson and Eda Ecklund

DECEASED FATHER: Gustav Johnson

DECEASED MOTHER: Sofia Johnson (Maiden Name: Storm)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Mike, Tom, Dave and Pat Emmerich, Kathy Reid and Jane Meyer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ellen’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

REBECCA “BECKY” LYNN TEIGEN

NAME OF DECEASED: REBECCA “BECKY” LYNN TEIGEN AGE: 56

ADDRESS: Glenwood City, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, September 30 at her residence in Glenwood City, WI after her brief encounter with cancer

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1st: 6:00 PM Friday, October 3 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI
2nd: 1:00 PM Saturday, October 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: 1st: Rev. Diane House; 2nd: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro

VISITATION: 1st: 3 PM until the time of services at 6 PM on Friday, Oct. 3 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI; 2nd: 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1958 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Whittlesey and Pleasant Heights Grade School, 1976 graduate of Medford High School;
Attended Concordia University, St. Paul, MN where she studied Art and played catcher for the Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Team

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1990 at St. Paul, MN to Dennis Connolly and he preceded her in death in 2010
2nd: In 2011 to Scott Teigen who survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She drove St. Paul City Bus, worked at The Tile Shop, Cady Cheese and Andersen Windows for periods of time. She moved to Glenwood City in 1997. Along with her love of the farm, horses and wildlife, she loved the north woods, particularly the Lake Superior area & Madeline Island and the Whittlesey/Westboro area in the Chequamegan Forest where her parents live. She loved to cook and was always planning the next meal. Wreaths and rocks were her thing. She would scour the ditches & fields for plants she could use in her wreaths next fall and she had little piles of rocks all over the farm. She was an artist in everything she did.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Scott Teigen of Glenwood City, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jennifer (friend, Anthony Olson) Connolly of Rochester, MN, James Connolly of St. Cloud, MN & Ann Connolly of New York City (Queens)
Step-sons: Travis & Brian (Laura) Teigen both of Glenwood City, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bob (Janet) Reimann of Merrill, Rhonda (Bob) McClure of Lincoln, MT, Rod (Wendy) Reimann of Lake Elmo, MN, Robin (Phil) Carlson of Milan, Ray (Marla) Reimann of Merrill

SURVIVING PARENTS: Neil & Delores “Fenno” Reimann of Westboro

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Becky has requested that memorials be given to Living Water International or the Glenwood City Library
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