Wednesday, November 3, 2010


AGE: 87

ADDRESS: N4824 Forest Drive, Rib Lake; A Town of Greenwood resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:40 A.M. Tuesday, November 2 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for less than 1 day.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 6 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Dennis Meulemans and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 5 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, November 6 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 14, 1923 in Schonau, Germany

EDUCATION: High School Graduate of Chippewa Falls McDonnell

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 21, 1945 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Raymond G. Acker and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1999

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During Ann’s High School years she did housekeeping. After school she worked at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee during WWII for a period of time. In the late 1940’s they moved to the area and the couple farmed in the towns of Greenwood and Goodrich for several years until retirement in 1987. Ann was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, bird watching, sewing and cross-stitching. She enjoyed most of all spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 8 Sons: Dennis Sr. (Nancy), Roy (Judy) and Steven (Wendy), all of Medford, James (Sharon), David (Diane) and Edward (Barb), all of Rib Lake, Michael of Phoenix, Arizona and Douglas (Elizabeth) of Marathon; 4 Daughters: Carol (Timothy) Pernsteiner, Barbara (Charlie) Miller, and Bonnie (Gary) Hebert, all of Medford and Linda (John) Adams of Rib Lake

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Daughter: Edith Ann in infancy 1 Great-Grandson: Jacob Potocnik

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 33 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 29 and 5 Step Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Sisters: Mary (Joe) Havey of Fond du Lac, Hildy (Robert) Boor of Athens and Immy Kalmon of Washburn

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Brother: John Gobernatz

DECEASED FATHER: Frank X. Gobernatz DECEASED MOTHER: Walburga Beck

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Brian, Rick, John, Michael and Christopher Acker, Corey Adams, Cody and Luke Pernsteiner

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ann’s family to be designated at a later date.
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