Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NORBERT J. BROST


NAME OF DECEASED: NORBERT J. BROST AGE: 85

ADDRESS: N3542 Woodland Rd., Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:16 AM Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 16 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, Feb. 12 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 1, 1930 in the Town of Medford

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford; attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 2, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Rosalie J. Thompson & she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he owned/operated a trucking business. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in Kenosha for a period of time. Then he managed the transportation department at Weather Shield in Medford for a period of time. He owned/operated Timberline Transportation and Northwoods Transportation until ill health forced his retirement. He served on the Medford School Board of education for a period of time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, the outdoors, yard work, and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rosalie J. Brost of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bev (Galen) Metz of Leander, Texas; Gary of Medford; Barb (Pete) Dums of Wausau; Larry (Cindy) of Panama City Beach, FL; Steve (Sandi) of Medford; Tom (Mary) of Medford; Brian (DeAnn) of Blair; Kevin (Mary Jo) of Medford; Dean (Janet) of Medford; Kristi (David) Bernhardt of Madison

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 in infancy

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 17& several Step-Grandchildren GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 & several Step-Great Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mary Ann Gawin of Menomonee Falls, WI, Dolores Shaw of Medford, Leon (Yvonne) Brost of Medford; In–laws: Beulah Brost of Franklin, WI & Ruth Brost of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward & Francis Brost, Betty Dohm, Agnes Stephan & Rosemary Brost in infancy; Brothers-in-law: John Stephan, John Gawin, James Shaw & Robert Dohm

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Joseph Brost, Jr. DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Stauner) Brost

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Monday, February 8, 2016

EDNA A. LISKE

NAME OF DECEASED: EDNA ALICE LISKE AGE: 84

ADDRESS: N 3718 Hall Drive, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Unit 2 of Aspirus Care and Rehab, Sunday February 7, 2016 at 1:50 PM.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 13, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 28, 1932 in Flint, Michigan.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate of Medford Senior High.

MARRIAGE: Married Alvin W. Liske, on October 4, 1952 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Before her marriage, she worked for The Farmers Union. Alvin and Edna owned a dairy farm in Medford, and she enjoyed helping out on the farm very much. Alvin and Edna planted over ¼ of a million trees. She also worked at the Medford CO-OP and K-Mart. Edna enjoyed shopping, traveling to different destinations around the United States, square dancing, and feeding the different wild life such as bear, deer and fish on the family farm. She loved her family, and especially her grandchildren. She loved all children, and treated them like they were her own.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies of Immanuel

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alvin W. Liske

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Don (Sandy) Liske of Medford, Mark Liske of Duluth, MN

DAUGHTER DECEASED: Shirley A. Pernsteiner

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14

SURVIVING SISTER: Elsie (Leonard) Splett of Barron, WI

BROTHER DECEASED: 1 Infant Brother

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Miller DECEASED MOTHER: Lydia (Schoenborn) Miller


OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial donations in honor of Edna, may be given to the family, for designation at a later date.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

JEANNE A. HUML

NAME OF DECEASED: JEANNE A. HUML AGE: 55

ADDRESS: 525 S. 2nd Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 8:11 PM Saturday, January 30 at Flambeau Hospital emergency room, Park Falls where she had been taken earlier by ambulance following a snowmobile accident

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, February 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, February 4 where there will also be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford on Friday, February 5

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 18, 1960 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Dover Elementary School, Pennsylvania, 1979 graduate of Libertyville, IL High School, 1983 graduate of UW-La Crosse with a BS degree in elementary education, Master’s in education from Concordia University

MARRIAGE: June 26, 1988 at Park Falls, WI to Jan M. Huml and he survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her attending the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, she taught elementary education in the Park Falls School District, in Stratford at the Stratford Catholic School, and in Milwaukee at St. Adalbert Catholic School. She moved to Medford in 1992 where she owned/operated The Rubber Room stamping business out of her home, taught jail inmates to get their GED for Taylor County, and then was the gifted & talented teacher at Medford Elementary School. At the time of her death, she was a 1st grade teacher at Stetsonville Elementary School. She was the wonderful and loving mother of three daughters and the most incredible wife. She lived every day overflowing with vitality and life and encouraged those around her to do the same. She was certainly a lover of all things fun and enjoyed outdoor activities especially ice fishing, snowmobiling, boating, snowshoeing, biking, camping and spending time at the cabin on Lake Solberg with family and friends. She also enjoyed rooting for the Green Bay Packers, Jimmy Buffet music, being a parrothead, and her husband’s cooking because she never did quite master the expertise of cooking herself.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, where she taught CCD classes; Solberg Lake Association; Tee-Hi Ladies Golf

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jan M. Huml of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 daughters – Alexandria Huml of San Francisco, CA, Savannah Huml attending the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN & Francesca Huml attending UW-La Crosse

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 sisters – Wendy (Ron) Rebne of Park Falls, Kerry Karshna of Vero Beach, FL, Kate Karshna of the Twin Cities, MN, Chris Karshna of Park Falls
2 sisters-in-law: Peggy (Bob) Greenway of Hemet, CA & Jenny (Bill) Califf of River Falls, WI

SURVIVING PARENTS: Jerome “Skip” & Judi (Livermore) Karshna of Park Falls &
Mother-in-law: Sally Huml of Phillips

PALLBEARERS: Dan Hirt, Dan Nelson, Brad Albrecht, Ron Rebne, Brian Everman, Greg Meskill

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future Jeanne A. Huml scholastic scholarship fund
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Friday, January 29, 2016

VERONICA "RONI" SCHAACK CARLE


VERONICA "RONI" SCHAACK CARLE

Age: 101

Veronica Waegerle Schaack Carle was born on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1914 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada and peacefully crossed into eternal life on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living in Wausau with her loving family at her side and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. She devoted her life to raising and loving her big family and practiced her Christian faith by her gentleness, generosity and acceptance to all she met.

Funeral services for Veronica will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Friends may visit with her family from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date.

Veronica was the only daughter of George and Veronica Waegerle; she had one brother George Jr. and a half-brother John. She grew up in Lomira, Wisconsin where she graduated as valedictorian from Lomira High School and went on to beauty school. Upon completion of beautician school, she worked in Fond du Lac. When her father, who was a professional brewmeister moved to Medford, Wisconsin, she went with her parents and it was there that she met a young baseball player named Francis Schaack. They were married on August 26, 1935 in Holy Rosary Church in Medford. The Great Depression was still ravaging the country and their simple wedding reception was held in her parents’ home, where the furniture was moved and pushed back against the walls to accommodate the guests. In 1938, the young couple and their first child moved to Rib Lake, Wisconsin where a new branch of the State Bank of Medford had opened and a new job as assistant cashier awaited her husband, Francis.

Veronica and Francis lived in Rib Lake for many years where they raised their 6 children. Veronica was a full-time housewife and mother. She was also a frequent volunteer at the school, the public library and the Golden Age Nursing Home. She was active in Christian Mothers at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and active in Rib Lake’s Commercial Club. Veronica was affectionately known as Roni to her many friends, whom she loved to have over to visit; and her home was frequently overflowing with out-of-town relatives. She was part of that bygone era where no guest ever left without a good home-cooked meal first. Somehow she managed to always have enough time to care for her big family and still made anyone else who came to her door feel welcomed. In 1974, Francis passed away; and in 1987 Veronica moved to the Wausau area to be closer to her children and their families.

She became a volunteer at Evergreen Elementary School in Kronenwetter and the Aspirus Hospital Gift Shop. She also became active in a seniors bowling league. It was there that she met Richard Carle and shortly after they married on April 22, 1989 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weston, Wisconsin. She and her husband Richard spent 22 happy years together - bowling, traveling, playing cribbage and visiting with their families. Her husband Richard passed away in January, 2012.

Her entire life, Veronica was always so happy to be with her family and to have visitors. She loved people for who they were and didn’t believe in judging others. She held a firm unshakeable trust in Our Blessed Mother and our Lord. She was a wonderful mother, role model and best friend. She will be sadly missed by us all.

Veronica’s sons and daughters are Carole Blomberg of Estero, Florida; James & Kathy Schaack of Lincoln, California; Gale & James Gilge of Schofield, Wisconsin; Mark & Katie Schaack of Dammeron Valley, Utah; and Mary & Gary Barnett of Schofield, Wisconsin. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A son, Edward Schaack, and four loving granddaughters preceded her in death.

Veronica’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living for their compassionate care and special devotion given to Veronica for the past several years. We very much appreciate it.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RAYMOND “RAY” A. SCHIMON

NAME OF DECEASED: RAYMOND “RAY” A. SCHIMON AGE: 79

ADDRESS: N3217 Lemke Drive, Medford; A Township of Goodrich resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:55 AM Monday, January 25, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 3 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Township of Molitor at a later date

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

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1936 at Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Chicago, IL elementary schools, graduate of Lane Technical High School, Chicago, IL

MARRIAGE: February 3, 1971 at Upper Michigan to Frances “Fran” D. Coates and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked lifelong with autos. He resided in Chicago where he taught auto mechanics and also worked at Western Electric until moving to the Town of Goodrich in 1971. There he farmed and owned/operated Schimon’s Goodrich Auto Body until retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his family, carpentry work, gardening and being outdoors.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Frances “Fran” D. Schimon of Goodrich

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brad (Marie) Schimon & Mary Hessefort both of Goodrich, Randy (Linda) Schimon of Tacoma, WA, Kenneth (Madeleine) Schimon of Graham, WA, Terry (Rhonda) Schimon of University Place, WA & Cindy (Steve) DeLand of Puyallup, WA

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-Jeffery Schimon in 2010; Son-in-law: James Hessefort in 2009

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ronald Schimon of Medford & Rejean Schimon of Chicago, IL

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Robert & Richard Schimon

DECEASED FATHER: John Schimon DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Devooght

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Jerry Albamonte; Active – Brad, Randy, Kenneth & Terry Schimon

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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INEZ B. LOERTSCHER

Inez Loertscher, age 102 1/2, of Medford died January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
Inez was born June 21, 1913 in Park Falls, WI to Albert and Lena (Gamper) Amo. They moved to Medford in 1913.
She attended the former Fairfield school in the town of Browning and graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1932 and from the former Taylor County Normal School in 1933.
She married Edwin Loertscher on September 26, 1933. They farmed in the town of Medford. Edwin preceded her in death on March 28, 1987.
Inez was employed from 1963-1964 as a cook in the Medford Senior High School cafeteria and from 1965 to her retirement in 1978 as a cook in the Holy Rosary School Cafeteria.
She was a member of the Ladies of Holy Rosary, the former G.U.G., the ladies auxiliary of the Chelsea Conservation Club, treasurer of the Chelsea Conservation Club, and the leader of the Cloverleaf 4-H for 8 years.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Joan Brintnall of Rochester, MN, Carol Gosse of Medford, Janice (Robert) Werner of Marshfield, Jean (Doug) Thomas of Marshfield; 3 sons, Allyn (Lucy) Loertscher of Medford, Valgene (Judy) of Lac du Flambeau and Ronald (Ailene) of Unity; 20 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Great Grandchild, and 1 sister, Norma Riegert of Medford.
In addition to her Parents and Husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Harlyn, age 8, a daughter, Gloria, age 15, 5 sisters, Fern Werner, Odile Wollum, Edith (Tootie) Engle, Lucille Etten, Mae Perkins; 1 brother; Jim Amo and a grandson, Dan Valli, age 19.
She enjoyed gardening, needle craft, making quilts, playing Sheephead, playing marbles, but above all, she loved to visit with her family and friends. In April 2015, she was proud to be a part of a six generation gathering.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held 5-7:00 PM Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 PM., visitation also at 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be 6 grandsons, and the remaining 14 Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial donations in honor of Inez may be given to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

KATHLEEN “KATHY” B. KAAE



NAME OF DECEASED: KATHLEEN “KATHY” B. KAAE

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: Ogema, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Rib Lake surrounded by her loving family

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Larry Etten

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in the spring of 2016 at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 1, 1931 in Antigo, WI

MARRIAGE: 1st: Riley Campbell and he preceded her in death. 2nd: James J. Kaae and he preceded her in death

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Kathy worked in a rodeo in Spooner for a period of time. She then worked at a candy factory in Waukegan for a period of time. Kathy then worked in the produce fields in Kenosha. Kathy was a loving mother. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, fishing, camping, bird watching, sewing, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the N.R.A.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Terry (Pam) Campbell, Debra (Steve) Drigot, Gwen Mason all of Kenosha, Denise Green of Stetsonville, Rebekah (William) Olson of Rib Lake, Jamie (Significant Other: Wanda Neuman) Kaae of Ogema, Dana (Zoey) Kaae of Wichita, Kansas, and Kathy Jayne (Boyfriend: Paul) Klinkhammer of Kenosha

CHILDREN DECEASED: Dennis Campbell, Dagmar Kaae and Pamela Hubbard
Son-in-Law: Orson Mason

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 22 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters and 2 Brothers

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Sisters and 1 Brother


DECEASED FATHER: Otis Barnett

DECEASED MOTHER: Frannie Eldridge

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