Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Erik James Klemm was born Monday, February 13th, at 3:33 AM to parents Cole and Jennifer Klemm.  He weighed 1 pound 10 ounces and was 12 inches.  Erik was able to experience his Mommy and Daddy holding and kissing him before passing away peacefully in his parent's arms at 5:10 AM.  Heaven's gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord.  Erik came into this world too soon and was taken too soon.  Though he was here a short time he touched many lives and will forever be loved.  He will always be his parent's precious angel and Finley's little angel brother and they will hold him again in Heaven one day. 

Erik is survived by his loving parents, Cole and Jennifer, big sister Finley, maternal grandparents, Lon and Linda Rundquist, paternal grandparents, Kevin and Julee Klemm, great grandparents, Jim Zuleger, Nelda Klemm, and Betty Rainaldo, Aunts and Uncles, Mike and Jess Sperl, Travis and Amy Gilles, Aaron and Anne Rogers, and cousins Bennett and Brady Sperl and Marshall Gilles.  
Erik is further survived by numerous great aunts and uncles.

Erik is preceded in death by great grandparents, Robert Rainaldo, Jim and Polly Rundquist, Bunny Klemm, and Joan Zuleger, and great uncle Dean Klemm.
A private, family service will be held at Hemer Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th.   
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Adala A. "Tootie" Konieczny, 93, of Medford, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center in Medford. Adala was born March 19, 1923 in Hortonville, WI to Harold and Margaret (Lippert) Collar. She married Stanley Konieczny on September 30, 1950. Stanley passed away April 2, 2016. She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Bill) Semanko  of Junction City, KS, Karen (Lee) Paul of Medford, Linda (Don) Horgen of Almena, Judy Bogdonovich of Stanley, and Daughter in Law Sally Konieczny of Owen, Brother Donald Collar of Neenah, 14 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. She is further preceded in death by her son Ronnie Konieczny, siblings: Louis, Willard, Victor, Francis and Eugene, infant brother Carl and sister Marion. Adala loved spending time with those closest to her heart, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the Brewers, spending time in her garden and traveling to different casinos. She also enjoyed the occasional glass or two of beer and wine. She took pleasure in traveling and taking trips to visit family. She loved music and played guitar and sang with her brothers.  She spent most of her life at home raising her kids or working on the farm. She worked for a number of years at Master Package, in Owen, before retiring. Cremation rites have been accorded, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial of cremated remains will take place at The Maplehurst Cemetery. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Thomas “Tom” Allen Noland, 50, of Rib Lake, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Tom was born October 30, 1966 in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Delores (Baronsky) Noland. He attended Medford Area Schools, and was a 1985 graduate of Medford Area Senior High School. Tom married Patricia “Patty” Kennedy on April 20, 1991 in Prentice.
Tom is survived by his wife Patty,  his children: Katey (Wilson Fowle), Lizzie, and Jake Noland all at home.
He is further survived by his Parents: Robert and Delores Noland of Medford, Siblings: Brian (Lisa) Noland, Galen Noland, Susan (Larry Peterson) Noland all of Medford, Brothers and Sisters in law: Tammy (Charles) Johnson of Westboro, Kathleen (Kreg) White of Ogema, Bryan (Pam) Kennedy of Medford, Mike (Jolene) Kennedy of Westboro, Mary (Brian) Quante of Withee, Billy (Becky) Kennedy of Westboro, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Tom is preceded in death by his Grandparents Carl and Marcella Noland and Frank and Nellie Baronsky, and Father and Mother in Law Wallace and Audrey Kennedy.
Tom loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, four wheeling, snowmobiling, riding his Ranger, and most recently ice fishing. He was a great hunting guide for family and friends. Tom was the Owner and Operator of Noland Logging, Inc., where he enjoyed having his son Jake work by his side. He enjoyed attending his children’s extra curricular activities especially volleyball and hockey games.
Tom loved his family and was very proud of them; especially for Katey becoming a Registered Nurse, Lizzie’s academic accomplishments, and Jake’s hunting skills.
He was a member of the Great Lakes Timber Producers of America, Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Member and Sponsor of Silver Creek Sportsman’s Club, and a Lifetime Member of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon, Friday February 17, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy, Billy Kennedy, Tim Noland, Christopher Noland, Luke Peterson, Ron Arkola, and Mike Brandner. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday February 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, and also on Friday from 11 AM until the time of Mass at 12 noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A Rosary Service will follow the visitation beginning at 7 PM Thursday night at Hemer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to the Noland Family, for designation at a later date for local projects and organizations.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Monday, February 13, 2017



ADDRESS:    Eagle River, WI; A former Medford native

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  8:43 PM Sunday, February 12 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston           

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Father Jim Fosdick (family clergy from Eagle River)

VISITATION:  10 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 21, 1961 at Key West, FL

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, graduate of Medford Sr. High School, and graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked for Yamaha music while residing in Southern California for several years.  He later moved to the Minneapolis, MN area where he worked for Boston Scientific. Peter was a gifted musician and a dedicated hunting and fishing guide.
He was a talented sound engineer and recorded the Junior Original Concert in Japan on behalf of Yamaha Music Corporation of America. He also played in bands in California on the Sunset Strip in Las Vegas.  He enjoyed playing the trombone, hunting, fishing & spending time with his children and friends. 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Son – Joseph “Joe” Keuer of Waterford, WI; Daughter – Courtney Keuer of Muskego, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Jim (Carolann Clark) Keuer of Portland, OR; Janet (Mike) Lucchesi of Memphis, Indiana; Patty (Mike) Bates of Eagle River, WI & Carol (Pat) Gaab of Chandler, AZ

SURVIVING PARENTS:  Dr. Jim (Jean) Keuer of Arbor Vita, WI & Jo Keuer of Chandler, AZ

OTHER INFORMATION:  -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Charles E. Jackson, 77, of Medford passed away at home on February 10, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1939 to Marvin and Ella Jackson. He was a graduate of Medford public schools and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State. He taught math in the Edwardsburg School District in Michigan for 35 years until his retirement in 1998. Upon his retirement he returned to Medford, where he was a board member of the People’s Choice Credit Union and worked for Wanke Builders in the summers.
In his spare time Charles was an avid wood carver, was a member of the West Wisconsin Wood Carver’s Guild, and loved to fish.
Charles is survived by his sister Marilyn Bauer of Beaver Dam, sister-in-law Legretha Jackson of Charleston, SC, and his long time companion Bonnie Warner of Gilman. He is further survived by 5 nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends.
In addition to his parents Charles is preceded in death by his brothers Marvin Jackson in 2004 and Robert Jackson in 2015, and one brother-in-law Roger Bauer.
A memorial service for Charles will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Memorial donation in Charles’ name may be made to The Salvation Army, or The Kuse Farm and Nature Preserve in Medford WI. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Mildred A. Erl, 94, Medford died on February 6, 2017 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating.
Burial will be held in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Pallbearers will be Tom Rehbein, Chris Wall, Mike Wall, Don Erl, Steve Ackeret and Jack Viergutz.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 PM on Sunday, February 12 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, February 13 at the church.
Mildred A. Erl was born April 14, 1922 in Medford to Ferdinand and Hilda (Borman) Viergutz. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and was a graduate of Medford High School. Her marriage to Edward J. Erl took place on September 4th, 1943 in Medford & he preceded her in death on February 7th, 1998.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Medford Pea Cannery and Kostner’s Grocery store. After their marriage, she worked as a homemaker & mother while residing in the Township of Medford. She enjoyed growing flowers, taking part in TV cook-offs, entering radio contests, fishing, visiting family and friends.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & it’s Ladies Rosary Society, the Chelsea Conversation Club and its Ladies Group.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Rehbein of Menasha, WI; a son Lee (Pauline Moulton) Erl of Holcombe, WI; one sister, Marge Hein of Ripon Wi; one brother, Richard “Slats” (Shirley) Viergutz of Medford. Grandsons, Christopher (Lisa) Wall of Sanford, MI, Michael (Angie) Wall of Chicago, IL and Tom Rehbein of Menasha, WI. Four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-Harvey Viergutz, daughter-Pat (Erl) Wall, son-in-law: Lee Wall, daughter-in-law: Laura (Kimble) Erl & granddaughter-Emily Jean Erl.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be made for masses at Holy Rosary Catholic Church or School, Medford. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Sunday, February 5, 2017



ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:15 PM Friday, February 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, February 10 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 9 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel and also at church from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Friday, February 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 10, 1924 at the Township of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Pleasant Valley Elementary school, Town of Deer Creek and was a graduate of Dorchester High School; She also attended business school in Wausau

MARRIAGE: May 5, 1945 at Stetsonville to Willard A. Vircks and he preceded her in death December 16, 1980

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: For most of her life she worked as a homemaker and housewife while farming in the Township of Little Black from 1945-1978. She also sold Fuller Brush products and worked in the deli at Copps IGA after farming. She enjoyed scrabble, baking, knitting, quilting, crossword puzzles and traveling.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville along with its Mission Circle and Church Choir; Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Warren (Judy) Vircks of Cudahy, Gerry (Marlene) Vircks of Stevens Point, Steve (Nancy) Vircks of Elsworth, Richard (Debbie) Vircks of Stanley & Clayton (Cheryl) Vircks of Wausau
Daughters – Jane Potter of Anderson, South Carolina, Suzanne (Glenn) Goessl of Medford, Phyllis Vircks of Grand Rapids, MN, & Marilyn (Dan) Shereda of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Mary Vircks; Son-in-law: Robert Potter


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Gladys Paur of Medford, Annabelle Holme of New Berlin, Myrtle Bedroske of Colby & Elva (Norman) Larson of Waupaca

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Vernon Brecke, Myron Brecke, Stella Brecke & Mary Ann Brecke in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: William Brecke DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Rory, Adam, Seth, Zackary & Joel Vircks, Jon Potter, Casey & Cody Goessl

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com