Tuesday, October 12, 2010



AGE: 83

ADDRESS: W14736 County Line Drive Thorp Town of Roosevelt Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:30 P.M. Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Miller Alternative Care Center, Thorp where he resided for about the past 3 weeks, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 15, 2010 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp

OFFICIATING: Rev. Daniel Welch

PLACE OF BURIAL: East Thorp Village Cemetery, Thorp Town of Withee, Clark County where full military honors will be performed by the Thorp American Legion and Gilman VFW Clubs.

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 12, 1927 in Osseo, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Alma Center Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st: September 2, 1950 in Fall Creek, WI to Lucille Adela Schulz and she preceded him in death on April 12, 1993; 2nd November 28, 1998 in Thorp to Shirley Swanson-Willison and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Roy served in the US Army serving from 1946-1947. In 1960 Roy and Lucille moved to their current residence where they owned and operated a small hobby farm until his retirement. Roy also worked at various cheese factories as head cheese maker for 40 years.. He enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, his coffee clutch gatherings at the Thorp Dairy Bar and the Thorpedo. Roy enjoyed going for drives and visiting his family.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp, Thorp American Legion and the Gilman VFW

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley Person of Thorp

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Diane (Glen) Vetterkind of Thorp, Judy (Joe) Szemraj of Lublin, Jane (Dave) Metzke of Marshfield, Jeff Person of Thorp, Bonnie Haas of Chippewa Falls, Mike (Cherri) Person of Withee, Susan Person of Gilman, Russ (Penny) Person of Thorp and Mark (Carrie) Person of Gilman
Son-In-Law: Larry Horgen of Thorp
Step-Children: Linda (Jerry) Fowler of Ind., Kurt (Charlene) Willison of Ill. And Dan Willison of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Daughters: Barbara Jean Person on November 18, 1967 and Donna Mae Horgen on June 1, 2010
2 Step-Children: Mary Jaso and Alan Willison

GRANDCHILDREN: 40 and 14 Step


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Mrytle Stenseth of Eau Claire, Winnie (Buzz) Nelson of Onalaska
1 Brother: Richard Person of Milanca, MN

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Alfred and Robert Person, Elvyen Moe & Verna Nelson

DECEASED FATHER: John Arthur Person DECEASED MOTHER: Grace Ovedia Haughdal

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Chad and Kyle Vetterkind, Jeremy, Jed, and Jamison Szemraj, Jason Czubakowski and Russell Person Jr.

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Roy’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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