Saturday, December 31, 2011

REINHOLD “REINY” W. JANKE

NAME OF DECEASED:
REINHOLD “REINY” W. JANKE
AGE: 95

ADDRESS: 702 Shattuck Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:45 A.M. Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had been a resident for the past week, while under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, where full Military Honors will be performed by the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion.

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randall Jeppesen

PLACE OF BURIAL: St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church and also from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 5, 1916 in Chicago, Ill.

EDUCATION: Attended Chicago Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 26, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to A. Lucille Frenzel and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Reiny served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 where he was stationed in Europe. He then worked for General Flooring in Chicago for a couple of years. In 1950 they moved to the Medford area where they dairy farmed for 10 years, where he also did carpenter work for Medford Lumber Co. and was the maintenance man at Memorial Hospital. He worked at Our House as the maintenance man until his retirement. Reiny enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling, camping, and most of all attending school functions for his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey
Life Member: Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lucille Janke of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Robert (Diana) Janke of Marion, Ohio
1 Daughter: Ruth (Melvin) Thompson of Withee

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 3 Great- Grandchildren and 5 Step-Great-Grandchildren
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 4 Step

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Gertrude Splett and Olga Keller

DECEASED FATHER: Herman Janke

DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Fischer

PALLBEARERS: Kyle and Jacob Vircks, Michael Janke, Neal Mueller, Lanny Zimmerlee and Harold Bizer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Reiny’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Friday, December 30, 2011

NEIL K. SPREEN

NAME OF DECEASED:
NEIL K. SPREEN SR.
AGE: 80

ADDRESS: N2881 Castle Road Medford Town of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:30 A.M. Friday, December 30 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Neil’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full Military Honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kenneth A. Dix and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Masonic Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 19, 1931 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Public School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 9, 1951 in North Dakota to Eleanor W. Bohn and they later divorced.
2nd May 1987 to Marguerite Donnelly and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Neil moved out to Montana where he worked on a ranch and was a truck driver. In 1951 he was then drafted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany and discharged in 1953. He held a variety of jobs until he started Spreen Construction where he owned and operated the company from 1969 until his retirement in 2010. Neil enjoyed fishing, hunting, trips to the casino, his ponds and wildlife. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his cats.

MEMBER OF: Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford, Landua-Jensen American Legion Post #147, Medford and Masonic Lodge #217, Medford and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Candice (Bill) Zirngible of Medford, Debra (Gary) Kapfhamer of Medford, Lori (Mark) Albers of Medford, Neil (Nancy Gegg) Spreen Jr. of Perryville, Missouri and Andrew Spreen of Australia

4 Grandsons: Justin (Carrie) Zirngible of Medford, Nathan (Mary Ann) Zirngible of Antigo, Jake and Adam Kapfhamer of Medford

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 2 and 2 Step
1 Step Great-Great Granddaughter

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister: Lucile Carstensen of Mesquite, Nevada
Brother: Dale (Erika) Spreen of Spring Branch, Texas

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers: Charles, Dennis and Raymond Spreen
1 Sister: Darlene Bigelow

DECEASED FATHER: Charles G. Spreen

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth M. Spreen (Maiden Name: Krausse)

URN BEARERS: Grandsons: Justin and Nathan Zirngible, Jake and Adam Kapfhamer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Neil’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DOROTHY M. HRDINA



NAME OF DECEASED: DOROTHY M. HRDINA AGE: 99

ADDRESS: 2373 Willow Ave., Medford, WI; A township of Bern, Marathon Co., resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 20 at her residence in the town of Bern under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home on Friday, December 23 from 4:00 PM until the time of the 7:00 PM prayer service held that evening

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1912 at the township of Easton, Marathon Co.

EDUCATION: Wausau area public schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 10, 1929 at Wausau to Raymond L. Hrdina and he preceded her in death November 4, 1983

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage she was a homemaker and they farmed in the town of Bern until retirement in 1974. She also did bookkeeping for the Gad Cheese Factory for over 50 years. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed quilting. She was a 4H leader and drove school bus for a period of time.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Sunny Hill Homemakers group from the Gad area. She was an associate of the Holy Cross Sisters for 16 years.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters - Marcella (Emmanuel) Cutrone of Suwanee, GA, Marlene Schneider of Oak Creek, WI, Dolores, a Sister of Mercy of the Holy Cross, Merrill
Sons – Mark (Donna) Hrdina of Goodrich and Tom Hrdina of the township of Bern
13 grandchildren, 26 gr. grandchildren, 12 gr.gr. grandchildren, 1 gr.gr.gr. granddaughter

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ronald Hrdina in 1963; Grandchildren – David Showalter & Carole Webster; Gr. Grandson – Jereme Sawyer

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Pittsley of Marshfield & Virginia Hommerding of Schofield

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Omar, Milton, David & Harold Delonay; Sisters – Violet Seefeldt & Clara Dallman

DECEASED FATHER: Thomas Delonay DECEASED MOTHER: Hilda Schlei

PALLBEARERS: Troy & James Hrdina, Rex Hill, Wayne Pittsley, John Gallistel, Joseph Tomandl III

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the family for a future designation
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

BERNARD L. SELBY

NAME OF DECEASED:
BERNARD L. SELBY

AGE: 89

ADDRESS: Town of Hammel Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:39 A.M. Tuesday, December 20 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 1 day.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 23 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holway, where full military honors will be pefrmed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 23 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 7, 1922 in the Town of Hammel

EDUCATION: Attended Sawyer Dam School in the Town of Grover

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: On October 8, 1942 in Hanover, Ill. He married Lillian A. Rickaby, his childhood neighbor in the Town of Grover and she preceded him in death on April 8, 2008.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In his teen years Bernard worked as a logger and then entered the U.S. Army where he served from 1942-1945 in the European Theater. After he returned from his time in the service Bernard continued logging. He and Lillian also owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Grover. During this time he also drove pulp truck for Armin Buehler for a couple of years and worked for the Taylor County Highway Dept. for a time. In 1978, on their retirement from farming after 33 years, the Selbys built a home in the Town of Hammel where he currently resided. He also continued to be a logger until 1996 after which he enjoyed working for a number of years for the Forest Service Senior Employment Program. He was an avid horseshoe pitcher and dartball player. Bernard enjoyed cutting firewood, hunting, traveling, and reminiscing. He enjoyed all sports, especially playing and watching softball, where he was a past player for the Sawyer Dam Softball Team.

MEMBER OF: Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway and Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Michael Selby of Medford
Daughter: Yvonne (Lyle) Schwarz of the Town of Grover
Son-In-Law: Richard Campbell of King George, Va.

CHILDREN DECEASED: Laurel “Laurie” M. Campbell in September 2011

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Gena (Bob Haglund) Selby of Green Bay, Leslie (Joe) Karls of Blue Mound, Polly (Matthew) Bray of Huntersville, Ala., Douglas (Erin) Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., Paul (Nancy) Campbell of St. Leonard, Md. and Andrea (Darren) Krzanowski of Mosinee

11 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN:

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Brother: Lester (Martha) Selby of Greenfield

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Ethel Baur
3 Brothers: Harlan, Eldon and Ray Selby

DECEASED FATHER: Charles E. Selby

DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Ottosen

PALLBEARERS: Douglas and Paul Campbell, Joe Karls, Matthew Bray, Darren and Ethan Krzanowski and Bob Haglund

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made in Bernard’s name to Our Saviours Lutheran Church W7809 Apple Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Monday, December 19, 2011

ABRAHAM “ABE” J. GILLES



NAME OF DECEASED: ABRAHAM “ABE” J. GILLES AGE: 24

ADDRESS: W2415 Center Ave., Medford; a township of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead at 1:40 AM on Sunday, December 18 in the town of Bern, Marathon Co., following an automobile accident

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, December 20 and also from 9AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 21

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 5, 1987 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked with his father at Ken Gilles & Son saw mill in the township of Browning. He enjoyed motorcycling, snowmobile racing, his truck, operating heavy equipment, hunting, fishing and fixing old things up.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING FIANCE’: Miranda Mertens of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Ryder Gilles of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 half – sisters: Kari Ried of Colby & Angel (Peter) LaBrec of Medford; half – brother: Daniel (Angie) Ried of New Richmond, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: half – brother: Arthur F. “Buck” Ried III in 2010

FATHER: Kenneth J. (Rose) Gilles of Medford MOTHER: Kayleen Kestler of Fifield

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Kenneth C. (Bonnie) Gilles of Medford

PALLBEARERS: Lee & Aaron Gilles, Matthew Kraegenbrink, Cody Schult, Brandon Mertens, Rollan Johnson, Caleb Ried, Jeff Graumann

OTHER INFORMATION: Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Frank & Mildred Kestler
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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Monday, December 12, 2011

DEAN A. KLEMM

NAME OF DECEASED:
DEAN A. KLEMM

AGE: 48

ADDRESS: 891 Eagle Ridge Circle Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:35 A.M. Sunday, December 11, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION AT: 3:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Thursday, December 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 19, 1963 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1981 Graduate of Rib Lake High School, 1985 Graduate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelors of Science degree in accountancy.

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: October 11, 1986 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Kimberly K. Justice and she survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In his teen years, Dean worked at the Packenham Farm. He joined Hawkins, Ash, Baptie and Company in January 1986 and became partner April 2004, where he worked until ill health forced his retirement in January 2010. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Packers, the Brewers and Dairyland Baseball. Dean enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, dartball, playing baseball and softball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, co-workers and clients. Dean received the Lions Melvin Jones Award and the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.

MEMBER OF: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey, where he served as treasurer on the finance committee, Medford Lions, where he served as treasurer, WICPA, Medford memorial Hospital Foundation, Foxy’s Fantasy Football League, Dairyland Baseball, 35 and Older Baseball and Softball, Hairbrains Underhand Dart Team and Michler Hunting Club.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Kimberly K. Klemm of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Megan (Brian) Niggemann of Oak Creek
2 Sons: Kyle and Isaac Klemm both of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Kevin (Julee), Brad (Paula) and Doug (Patti) Klemm all of Medford, Jay (Karen) Klemm of Ripon, Lynn (Steve) Cihasky and Joleen (John) Ziembo both of Rib Lake, Brenda (Lee) Jones of Woodruff and Lisa (Mike) Frombach of Stratford

MOTHER: Nelda J. Klemm (Maiden Name: Brunner) of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many, Many Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Bernard “Bunny” H. Klemm

PALLBEARERS: Marcus, Cole, Trent and Robert Klemm, Jacob Frombach, Jamie and Jeffrey Ziembo

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made in Dean’s name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or to the Medford Lions Club
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

L. NORENE KELLNHOFER


NAME OF DECEASED
L. NORENE KELLNHOFER
AGE: 98

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:25 A.M. Saturday, December 10 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 years.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 13 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, December 13 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 30, 1912 in Redfield, Iowa

EDUCATION: 1930 Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: January 15, 1931 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Charles L. Kellnhofer and he preceded her in death on January 5, 2002.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage they operated a small dairy farm in the Town of Browning for a period of time where, Norene also raised her children. They then moved to the Town of Medford where she continued to raise her family and during the summer months she worked at the Pea Cannery Factory in Medford. They then moved to the City of Medford where Norene worked at Weather Shield as the office manager and also for the purchasing department under Dale Steinke for 25 years until her retirement in 1981. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning and traveling. Norene enjoyed bass fishing at her cabin on Richter’s Lake where the locals knew her as the “Bass Lady”.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Daughters: Patricia Sward of West Lebanon, Ind., LuAnn Grube of Merrill and Bonita Lipprandt of Carpentersville, Ill.
2 Sons: William (Mary) Kellnhofer of Denver, Colo. And Ted (Shirley) Kellnhofer of Medford
39 and 9 Step GRANDCHILDREN
68 and 6 Step GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN
39 and 3 Step GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Son-In-Law: Earl Emmerich of Tripoli
Daughter-In-Law: Charlene Kellnhofer of Stevens Point
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Lea Emmerich in 1993
2 Sons: Vernon in 2006 and Donovan in 2010
Grandson: Bob Sward
2 Sons-In-Law: Elden Grube and Al Sward

DECEASED FATHER: Fredrick G. Harper
DECEASED MOTHER: Vesta E. Harper (Maiden Name: Kracaw)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Bill Jr., Jody and Jeff Kellnhofer, Mary Kay Johnson, Dan Emmerich and Genny Hahn

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Norene’s family to be designated at a later date
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Friday, December 9, 2011

NAOMI R. STELLICK

NAME OF DECEASED:
NAOMI R. STELLICK
AGE: 83

ADDRESS: 601 Tee Hi Place, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:45 PM Thursday, December 8 at Memorial Health Center, emergency room, Medford where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Monday, December 12 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1928 at Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Waupaca Elementary schools, `946 graduate of Waupaca High School, 1950 graduate of UW-Stout with a degree in home economics

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 11, 1953 at Waupaca to Elmer E. Stellick and he preceded her in death January 12, 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she taught home economics at high schools in Neillsville from 1950-51, Janesville 1951-53, Medford 1953, and Rib Lake 1968-1990 when she retired. She was a volunteer reader at Medford Area Middle School. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, their cabin in Phillips, reading and traveling.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford; Ladies of Immanuel; Friends of the Medford Library; past treasurer for the United Givers of Medford and past president of the Medford American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 sons – Charles (Patricia) Stellick of Medford & Michael Stellick of Eau Claire
Grandchildren – Miranda, Matthew, Emily and Thomas Stellick

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 4

DECEASED FATHER: Walter Frank Wendt DECEASED MOTHER: Naomi Marie Larson

PALLBEARERS: Family members: Charles, Michael, Miranda, Matthew, Emily & Thomas Stellick

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to go to the Medford Public Library in her name
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

JOHN “FRITZ” H. BRUSHABER

NAME OF DECEASED:
JOHN “FRITZ” H. BRUSHABER

AGE: 48

ADDRESS: 523 W. Cedar Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:20 P.M. Tuesday, December 6 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 9 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 8 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. Friday, December 9 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 17, 1963 in Marshfield

EDUCATION: 1983 Graduate of Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John was Mom and Dad’s helper at home and always offered a helping hand to the rest of his family. He also worked at Central Mink Foods in Medford. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, 4-Wheeling and his Ford Ranger Trucks. He also enjoyed going to Car and Snowmobile Shows and trips to the Casino. Most of all John enjoyed spending time with his family. John’s dream was to ultimately own a Ford Mustang.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Barb (Mark) Klinner of Wausau, Carol (Don) Kerper of Stratford, Jim (Cheri) Brushaber of Medford, Dennis (Pam) Brushaber of Medford, Kathy (Randy) Smith of Unity, Nancy (Conrad) Kluck of Hudson, Mark (Kimberly) Brushaber of Wausau, Mary (Cory) Hierlmeier of Medford and Karin (Jeremy) Steinman of Dorchester
John is also survived by numerous Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

PARENTS: Henry E. (Marcella A.) Brushaber Maiden Name: Massoth of Medford

PALLBEARERS: Scott and Dylan Brushaber, Matt Brundidge, Benjamin Hierlmeier, Brant Smith and Zach Klinner

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to John’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HUGO M. DeJONG



NAME OF DECEASED: HUGO M. DeJONG AGE: 89

ADDRESS: Villa St. Claire, Neenah, WI; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: November 28, 2011 at Neenah, WI

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 10 at the United Church of Christ, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: the United Church of Christ, Medford from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 4, 1922 at Herbster, WI

EDUCATION: Herbster, WI elementary and high schools; graduate of UW-River Falls

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 9, 1946 at River Falls, WI to Margeret “Marge” Carlsen and she preceded him in death April 16, 2007 after 63 years of marriage

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran of WWII. After the service, he finished his education and entered the teaching profession as an Agriculture teacher first in Dorchester and then Medford for 38 years. He coached high school curling and had a couple of excellent teams who placed 1st at the state meet. He was president of the Taylor Co. youth fair for about 35 years. He was involved with Trees for Tomorrow, the Town & Country Breakfast, the livestock show & sale, and many activities with the FFA & FHA. Hugo had the utmost respect for the farming community and was proud to be part of it. He especially loved the farm visits and talking to the farm families. As busy as he was, he made time for his family, keeping Sundays as family day. Hugo was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, especially fly fishing, organizing activities and getting involved.

MEMBER OF: The United Church of Christ, Medford where he was a past council and choir member; Medford American Legion Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane DeJong, Anchorage, Alaska & Kay “Katie” (Jon) St. John of Neenah, WI
Granddaughter – Sonja St. John-Pearsoll of Summerville, SC

CHILDREN DECEASED: grandson – SPC Jon St. John II in 2007

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother-Maynard DeJong; Sisters – Dorothy Burkland & Daisy Isaksson

DECEASED FATHER: Sjoerd DeJong DECEASED MOTHER: Boukje VanderPlaats

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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Monday, November 28, 2011

ESTHER L. MILLER


NAME OF DECEASED: ESTHER L. MILLER AGE: 90

ADDRESS: Country Gardens, 635 W. Cedar St. #113, Medford, WI; A former township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead at 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 24 at her residence in the city of Medford

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial services will be held at a later date

OFFICIATING:

PLACE OF BURIAL: Inurnment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT:

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 9, 1921 at the township of Little Black, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Little White School, township of Little Black

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 7, 1940 at Clinton, Iowa to Norman J. Miller and he preceded her in death January 22, 2004

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Chicago. After her marriage, they resided in De Kalb, IL. In 1943 they moved to the Miller family farm in the township of Medford and resided there until 2000 when they moved to the city of Medford. While farming Esther also worked at Memorial Hospital in Medford for many years until her retirement. For the past 7 years she has resided at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, playing cards, cooking and gardening.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and was a past member of the Ladies of Immanuel

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Cheryl Long of Green Bay
Sons – Ronald Miller of Lake in the Hills, IL, Norman Jr. (Pat) Miller of Wausau and Jeff (Karla) Miller of Rhinelander

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 16

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 5 brothers & 4 sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Axel Theodore Johnson DECEASED MOTHER: Martha Alvida Hanson

OTHER INFORMATION:
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LESTER “LES” R. ZIELINSKI


NAME OF DECEASED:
LESTER “LES” R. ZIELINSKI

AGE: 82

ADDRESS: 305 W. Apollo Avenue Dorchester Village of Dorchester Resident Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:32 P.M. Tuesday, November 15 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past week.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 26, 1929 at Stevens Point, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Chicago Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: April 11, 1959 in Ogema to Viola G. Smith and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lester served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Supply Sergeant from 1951 to 1959. After his time in the service he returned to the Town of Molitor where he farmed with his family until he and Viola moved to Racine where he worked as a machinist at American Motors for a couple of years. They then moved back to the Medford Area where he worked for the conservation department. In 1965 they then moved to Washington and in 1971 returned back to the Medford area where he worked as a machinist until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Packers, the Brewers, NASCAR and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Viola G. Zielinski of Dorchester

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ken (Diane) Zielinski of Plover, Tammie Zielinski of Medford, Jeanine (Chip) Bartelt of Medford, Michael (Mary Jo) Zielinski of Stevens Point, Galen (Melanie) Zielinski of Rib Lake, Darla Johnson of Rib Lake and Leslie Zielinski of Medford

21 GRANDCHILDREN

16 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN
Sister-In-Law: Elin Sanders of Withee

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Lorraine Tomczak
1 Brother: Robert Sanders

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Zielinski

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Wleklinski

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Jasmine Myer, Dylan Brusky, Robin Coppock and Jonathan Wiegl
Active: Ken, Mike, and Brandon Zielinski, Dustin Bartelt, Steven Reynolds and Tyler Brandl

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Lester’s family to be designated at a later date
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WILLIAM “BILL” G. THOMAS

NAME OF DECEASED:
WILLIAM “BILL” G. THOMAS

AGE: 96

ADDRESS: 650 Pearl Street, Rib Lake, Former City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:20 P.M. Sunday, November 6 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where he had resided for the past 4 years.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 10 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 9 and also from 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 10 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 25, 1914 at Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 28, 1948 in Dorchester to Jeanne A. Boelter and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: William served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942 – 1945 being stationed in New Guinea. After returning home, he worked for his father’s floral business where he purchased the business with his brother, Ervin in 1957. They owned and operated Thomas Floral until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid reader, enjoyed golfing, hunting, traveling and playing cards.

PAST MEMBER OF: United Church of Christ, Medford, Medford Area Chamber of Commerce, Tee-Hi Golf Club, Medford Masonic Lodge #217 and the Timber Shrine. Served on the Medford City Council, Served on the Parks Committee on the County Board, Long time member of the Medford Electric Utility Commission and Served as President of the Black River Country Club. William was a charter member of the Medford Lions Club and the Klossner-Dietzler Post #5729

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jeanne A. Thomas of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dave (Sharon) Thomas of Medford, Bruce (Donna) Thomas of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary (Duane) Arndt of Hayward and Brian (Sally) Thomas of Westboro

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 1

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Hilda Bullington of Medford and Ruthie Childers of Athens, Alabama
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers: Ervin, George and August
3 Sisters: Margaret, Dorothy and Elizabeth

DECEASED FATHER: Valentin A. Thomas
DECEASED MOTHER: Emma Thomas (Maiden Name: Schwabenhausen)

PALLBEARERS: Brandon, Megan and Travis Arndt, Katherine and Elvis Bauman and Roger Mann


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Monday, November 7, 2011

LESLIE “LES” W. DRAY



NAME OF DECEASED: LESLIE “LES” W. DRAY AGE: 87

ADDRESS: N3383 County Road Q, Medford; A township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:00 AM Monday, November 7 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 10 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1924 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a 1943 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 25, 1949 at Stetsonville to Loretta D. Schmidt and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Technical Sgt., veteran of WW II having served in the South Pacific from 1943-1946. After the service, he farmed in the township of Medford, was a mink rancher for 15 years, and worked at Hurd Millwork for 41 years until retirement in 1989. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, trapping, dancing, spending time at his pond, building model airplanes, tying fishing flies, planting trees, watching the GB Packers, and was an amateur taxidermist.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Loretta D. Dray of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Patricia Dray of Sheridan, Wyoming, Denise (Kurt) Staab of Medford
Sons – Russell (Carol) Dray of Medford & Roger (Cindy) Dray of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 2

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Dale in 2008 & Melvin in 2011

DECEASED FATHER: John Henry Dray DECEASED MOTHER: Selma Agnes Rasmusson

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Craig Staab, Brandon Brandner, Stephanie, Nicholas, Rachel & Matthew Dray; Great Grandchildren – Garret & Mariela Staab

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made either to Hope Hospice or the Memorial Health Center Foundation both of Medford
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Monday, October 31, 2011

CATHY “MA SMITH” V. SMITH

NAME OF DECEASED:
CATHY “MA SMITH” V. SMITH

AGE: 53

ADDRESS: 232 National Avenue Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:00 A.M. Sunday, October 30 at Deer View Meadows where she had resided for the past 4 weeks surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor County

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 11 in the Fireplace Lounge, Holy Rosary Social Center 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 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1958 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: 1977 Graduate of Medford Senior High, Medford and she also received her CNA certification at Northcentral Technical College, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: married her best friend, Delvin J. Smith on July 15, 1978 in Tony and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Cathy worked at Colonial House in Colby as a CNA, Phillip Plastics, Sandbox, Medford High School, Weather Shield Glass Plant and also did home day care. She enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking and genealogy. Cathy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed spoiling her only grandson every chance she had.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, 4-H Federation, Black River Dodgers and Northwood’s Archers

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delvin J. Smith of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Suzi (Robbie) Strebig of Medford and Danial (Susan) Smith of Sand Creek

GRANDSON: Mason Smith of Sand Creek

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Debbie (David) Kallenbach of Medford and Larry Richardson of Weyerhauser
Step-Sisters: Erin (Justin) Killeen of Colorado and Kimberly Richardson of Grafton
Sister-In-Law: Debbie Loewenhagen of Holmen

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dennis Richardson

PARENTS: Mother: Mary J. Rutz (Maiden Name: Mikyska) of Arizona
In-Laws: Clarence (Frances) Smith of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Numerous Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Virgil M. Richardson

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Danial Smith and Robbie Strebig

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cathy’s family to be designated at a later date
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

NORMAN H. FRANCK


NAME OF DECEASED
NORMAN H. FRANCK
AGE: 86

ADDRESS: W8982 Keyes Avenue Medford Town of Molitor Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:30 A.M. Saturday, October 29 at the Gilman Care Center, Gilman while under the care of Hope Hospice where he had been a resident for the past 9 days

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 5 at the North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Will Krebs and Rev. Dale Hazard

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Town of Molitor

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 5 at the North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1925 in Tripoli, WI, Oneida County

EDUCATION: 1945 Graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 27, 1957 in Medford to Caroline A. Griesbach and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Norman worked in sawmills with his father. From 1957 until 1987 he resided in the Minocqua/Woodruff area and worked at Hastrieters Mill and Pukall Lumber. After retirement in 1987, he joined the Assembly of God “MAPS” Program, doing mission work in California and Mississippi. He retired from that in 2002. Norman enjoyed camping, fishing, rock hound, reading, model railroad and prayer ministry. Norman accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in October of 1977.

MEMBER OF: North Ridge Church, Abbotsford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Caroline A. Franck of 54 years, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joseph (Rebecca) Franck of Strum, David (Cathy) Franck of Osseo, Roddi Franck of Woodruff and Paula Broshar of Exeter, Missouri

DECEASED CHILDREN: Granddaughter: Becky Batiste and Daughter-In-Law: Carrie Franck

SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 and 5 Step-Grandchildren; 10 Great-Grandchildren and 12 Step Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Violet (Earl) Thums of Westboro; Sister-In-Law: Marion Griesbach of Medford
Also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Edna Schmidt and Gertrude Smith

DECEASED FATHER: Claude H. Franck DECEASED MOTHER: Susie Franck (Maiden Name: Armstrong)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Norman’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ALFRED T. KRETSCHMER

ALFRED T. KRETSCHMER
Alfred “Fuzzy” T. Kretschmer
Age 90
died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2011, at the House of the Dove, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice in Marshfield after his battle with cancer, former Medford Area resident.
Services will be 1PM, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, township of Goodrich with the Rev. Joseph Dietrich officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery following service.
Visitation will be Friday night, October 28, 2011 from 4 – 8 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, and then at the church Saturday, October 29 from 11 AM to time of service.
He was born February 28, 1921 in Bern Township, Marathon County to the late Carl G. and Rose A. (Schmahl) Kretschmer. He attended Taylor County schools. On May 19th, 1951 he was married to Ida M. Schwark who preceded him in death on April 16, 1992.
Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Milwaukee where he worked for Case. After a short time there he returned to the family farm in the town of Bern, Marathon County. He farmed until 1973 while employed by Gad Cheese Factory and Harvey Millwork Company. After farming they owned and operated Fuzzy and Ida’s Tap and the Magnet in the Medford area until 1983. Upon “retirement” he worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security. He was a lifelong member of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In his spare time, Fuzzy enjoyed playing all kinds of cards including, Sheepshead, Smear, Cribbage, Rummy, Guts and Solitare at many settings with family & friends. He also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.
He is lovingly survived by two daughters, Mary (David) Wells of Allen, Texas and Linda (friend John Weber) Kretschmer of Marshfield; two sons, Darold (Nancy) of Wausau and Larry (Gail) of Athens; one sister, Edith Albrecht of Rochester, Minnesota He has 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Troller, Alma Dassow, and Elizabeth Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or the House of the Dove for the loving, compassionate & professional care provided to Alfred.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CHASE A. RIED

NAME OF DECEASED:
CHASE A. RIED

AGE: 15

ADDRESS: N2451 Castle Road Medford Town of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 A.M. Wednesday, October 12 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Chase’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford at a later date

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 21 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, October 22 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 3, 1996 in Medford

EDUCATION: Currently a Sophomore at Medford Area Senior High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Chase was currently a Sophomore at MASH, which he loved going to, riding bike and seeing all of his friends. He lived with his grandparents, Robert and Donna Kalmon. Chase loved life, loved people, loved Father Gerard and Deacon Joe, his family and his dog, Winnie. He was a very spiritual young man. He was a BIG packer fan, especially Brett Favre, enjoyed going bumming, riding 4-Wheeler, Hayrides, Tractor rides, camping, walking thru the leaves during the fall, the Harry Potter Series, going for bike rides with Grandma and Grandpa and parties. Chase enjoyed the water, especially swimming. He loved being able to swim with the Dolphins this last January in Florida thru the Make A Wish Foundation.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Brayden Alexander Hydranen-Cephaly Foundation

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Destiny L. Matthias, Andrew A and Rhiannan I. Swanson all of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: John Swanson in infancy

PARENTS: Mother: Crystal (Skip) Swanson of Medford
Father: Dan (Angie) Ried
Maternal Grandparents: Bob (Donna) Kalmon of Medford
Paternal Grandparents: Art (Cathy) Ried of Medford and Kayleen Maiden Name: Kestler
Maternal Great-Grandfather: Claire C. Kalmon of Medford
Also survived by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Other Relatives and Many, Many Friends

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Maternal Great-Grandmother: Carol Kalmon
Maternal Grandparents: Les and Chizuko Rifenburg
Aunt: Jennifer I. Kalmon
Cousin: Isabelle I. Kalmon Mabie

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Alyssa Willner, Blaz Newberry, Kyle Hemple and Connor Keefe

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Chase’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

FRANCES M. BACH

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANCES M. BACH

AGE: 93

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford City of Medford Resident Former Town of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:45 A.M. Wednesday, October 12 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 15 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

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

PLACE OF BURIAL: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

VISITATION AT: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 14 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, October 15 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 6, 1918 in the Town of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Attended Stetsonville Public School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 12, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Alfred Bach and he preceded her in death on October 25, 1981.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage she dairy farmed in the Town of Little Black with her husband for 40 years until she moved to the City of Medford. She then cooked and cleaned for Father Dennis Meulemans for a number of years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, embroidery and while at the Nursing Home she knitted hats for many charities.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Catholic Order of Foresters and Catholic Families, the American Legion Auxiliary of Stetsonville and Little Black Boosters Homemaker's Club.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gordon (Sandra) Bach of Medford, Mary Ann (Roy) Smock of Milwaukee, John (Cheryl) Bach of Wausau, Delores “Dee” Bohn of Athens, Linda (Larry) Cypher of Medford and Joseph (Betty) Bach of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 13

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 5

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 Brothers: Edward, Lawrence, Alois and Joseph Rindt

Sisters: Ann in infancy and Elizabeth

DECEASED FATHER: Siegfried Rindt

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary P. Rindt (Maiden Name: Erben)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Micah Cypher, Eric Bohn, Rich Smock, Josh, Adam and Justin Bach

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Friday, October 7, 2011

VERNON S. ROBERTS


NAME OF DECEASED: VERNON S. ROBERTS AGE: 89

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:50 AM Friday, October 7 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 4 ½ years

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Dennis Meulemans & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM on Monday, October 10 where there will be a 7:30 PM combination prayer/rosary service held that evening

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 24, 1922 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Milwaukee & Town of Holway elementary schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 2, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Rita Jaent and she preceded him in death April 19, 2008

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Navy veteran of WW II. After the service, he worked in the CCC Camps for a period of time. Then he farmed in the towns of Medford and Hammel for many years. While farming, he worked at Hurd Millwork, drove school bus and from 1967 until his retirement in 1987, he worked as a liaison between District Office and outlining schools for the Medford School District. They moved to Medford in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking, all sports, wintering in AZ, and playing with his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Medford Knights of Columbus; Medford VFW Post #5729

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 5 Daughters – Sue (Roger) Emmerich, Karen Baka & Kathy (Dan) Mayer , all of Medford, Mary Husemann of Inver Grove Heights, MN, & Donna Roberts of Apple Valley, MN
4 Sons – Clifford (Rochelle) Roberts of De Forest, Tom (Char) Roberts & Jerry (Karen) Roberts both of Medford, and Mark Roberts of Oshkosh

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 34 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 33 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILD: 1

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers – Donald (Connie) Roberts of CA, Wesley (Marilyn) Roberts of FL, and Garon (Lois) Roberts of Keshena, WI
3 Sisters – La Verne Borchardt of Hartland, WI, Doloris (Alvin) Sova of Medford, and Virgiely Dax of Two Rivers, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Clifford Roberts & Sister – Adoree Brunner

DECEASED FATHER: Vernon S. Roberts, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Eisert

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Allen & Todd Emmerich, Chad Baka, Matt Husemann, Justin Mayer, Scott, Clayton & Jeremy Roberts

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Holy Rosary Church or School, Medford
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HELEN E. ZIEHLKE



NAME OF DECEASED: HELEN E. ZIEHLKE AGE: 85

ADDRESS: 305 N. Washington, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 PM Monday, October 3 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 days most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Township of Little Black

VISITATION AT: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 8

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 3, 1926 at the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Little White School, town of Little Black, 1943 graduate of Medford High School, and graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Wausau

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to John “Jack” L. Ziehlke and he preceded her in death October 27, 2004

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she returned to Medford and worked as a nurse for Dr. Lester Nystrum at the Medford Clinic for a period of time. Then she worked as a surgical nurse at the Medford Hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling & cooking Sunday dinners.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; St. Mary’s School of Nursing – Alumni Association, Medford Reading Grandma’s, Little White School, Little Black – Reunion Committee; Past member of the Medford American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Jacquelin Ziehlke of Medford; Sons - David (Nancy) Ziehlke, Paul (Kim) Ziehlke and Peter (Mary Makovsky) Ziehlke all of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 8

SURVIVING SISTERS: Ann Marie Kress of Medford, Rita (Bob) Woelfel of Park Falls, Leona (Gene) Gebert of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Ben Kress DECEASED MOTHER: Mina Metzung

PALLBEARERS: Goddaughter – Becky Brost

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Holy Rosary Church or School of Medford

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LAUREL “LAURIE” M. CAMPBELL

NAME OF DECEASED:
LAUREL “LAURIE” M. CAMPBELL

AGE: 63

ADDRESS: 14456 Eastview Drive King George, Virginia Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:30 P.M. Monday, September 26 at her father’s residence in the Town of Hammel surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Laurie’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

VISITATION AT: 9:30 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1948 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Wayside School, a one room schoolhouse, Brookside School and a Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 27, 1971 in Wausau to Richard K. Campbell and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduation she married Richard Campbell. They enjoyed forty married years, filled with travel, antiquing, good books and long conversations over strong coffee. As a Navy wife, she and Richard lived in Washington, Japan and Virginia, along with their two sons, Douglas and Paul. They lived in Virginia for many years, where she worked for the US Navy as a Contracting Officer. Yet, her heart remained in the Wisconsin Northwoods, near her beloved Black River. In her final days, she returned to the Medford area, where she passed on in her father’s home.

PAST MEMBER OF: Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Richard K. Campbell of King George, Virginia

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Sons: Douglas (Erin) Campbell of Charlotte, North Carolina and Paul (Nancy) Campbell of St. Leonard, Maryland

GRANDCHILDREN: Owen, William, Joel and Kiri Campbell

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Michael Selby of Medford
Sister: Yvonne (Lyle) Schwarz of Withee

PARENTS: Bernard L. Selby of Withee

DECEASED MOTHER: Lillian A. Selby Maiden Name: Rickaby

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Laurie’s family that will be designated to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Monday, September 26, 2011

BERNARD “BEN” J. SEIDEL

NAME OF DECEASED:
BERNARD “BEN” J. SEIDEL
AGE: 67

ADDRESS: 515 Grahl Street, Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:28 P.M. Sunday, September 25 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 5 days.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 29 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 28 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. Thursday, September 29 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1944 in Marshfield

EDUCATION: Attended Westboro Elementary School and a High School Graduate of Westboro

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 20, 1966 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Donna M. Sperl and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: As a young man Ben helped at his family’s grocery store in Westboro. He was the Meat cutter/Manager at Copp’s Corp. from 1967 to 2004. He then was a Meat cutter for Medford County Market for the last 6 years until his retirement in May 2011. Ben enjoyed camping, bowling, mowing lawn, snow blowing, trips to the casino traveling and most of all spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donna M. Seidel of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Significant Other: Kristi Sullivan) of Eau Claire, Scott (Jeni) Seidel of Wausau, Twins: Ricky (Kelly) Seidel of Stoughton and Robby (Carrie) Seidel of Stetsonville and Susan (Jason) Klingbeil of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: Conner, Cooper and Carter Klingbeil, Meredith, Francine, Vincent, Anthony, Greta, Delaney, Teagan, Julia and Isaac Seidel and Kala Catlin

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Patricia (Richard) Makovec of Neenah and Kathleen (James) Callear of Elizabeth, Penn.

DECEASED FATHER: Bernard Edward Seidel

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Monica Bohte

PALLBEARERS: Tom Grundy, Richard Kaye, Dennis Koch, Dale Ludwig, Don Wibben and Ray Henrichs

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ben’s family to be designated at a later date
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

LYNDA L. PEARSON


NAME OF DECEASED: LYNDA L. PEARSON AGE: 66

ADDRESS: W4282 State Highway 64, Medford; A township of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:03 PM Saturday, September 24 at New London Family Medical Center, New London, WI where she had been taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 27 at the Simek Recreation Center, 1037 W. Broadway Ave., Medford

OFFICIATING: Ray Miller & Stanley March

PLACE OF BURIAL: Private family only graveside services will be held at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5 – 8 PM on Monday, September 26 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of funeral services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Simek Recreation Center, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1944 at Wayne, Nebraska

EDUCATION: Wayne, NE elementary schools, and was a 1962 graduate of Wayne, NE High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 28, 1965 at Wayne, NE to Richard Pearson and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, while residing in Omaha, NE she worked overseeing a claims department for an insurer. In May of 1965 she moved to Medford and worked at Klinner Insurance and Hurd Millwork for periods of time. After the coming of children, she excelled in being a contented homemaker and farmers wife. Many years she made ready the home for Sunday morning fellowship meetings, giving each one a warm welcome, and a spiritual encouragement. She leaves beautiful hand stitched quilts, sewn garments and a host of pleasant memories. Granny Lyn will long be remembered with love.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Richard Pearson of the Township of Browning

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 Sons – Chad (Tamara) Pearson of Medford, Brett (Michelle) Pearson of Black Creek, WI, and Perry Pearson of Eau Claire
1 Daughter – Ellen Pearson of Sussex, WI
Also 5 Grandchildren or Grandangels as she preferred – Ashley, Megan, & Claire Pearson of Medford, Nicholas & Natalie Rose Pearson of Black Creek, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Very Special Sisters – Doris Jean Hayden of Fremont, NE & Phyllis (Marlowe) Polen of Cedar Bluffs, NE

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur May DECEASED MOTHER: Audrey Jackson

PALLBEARERS: Family members – Chad, Tamara, Brett, Michelle, Perry & Ellen Pearson

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by special friends – Thomas, Andrew & Matthew Reuter
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

VIOLA B. ANDERSON

NAME OF DECEASED:
VIOLA B. ANDERSON

AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:20 P.M. Friday, September 23 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1922 in the Town of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Attended Whittlesey Grade School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: December 11, 1943 in Medford to Paul B. Anderson and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2006

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Viola worked at Ed’s IGA in Downtown Medford for a period of time and also did bookkeeping for the Paul B. Anderson Corporation, which was owned by her husband and son. She enjoyed embroidering, cooking, canning, dancing and doing crossword puzzles. In her later years Viola liked playing bingo and listening to polka music.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford and Immanuel Ladies Aid

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Carol Goerg of Medford
Son: Duane (Mary Lou) Anderson of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 6
GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 10

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers: Arnold Neumueller of Menomonee Falls, Harold and Melvin Neumueller both of Medford, Ralph (Ginny) Neumueller of Wausau, Vern (Mary Ellen) Neumueller of Garden Prairie, IL
Sisters: Dorothy (Jim) Broeren of Minocqua and Esther (Clarence) Schafman of Rockford, IL

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: Harvey
2 Sisters: Arlene Anderson and Edna in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Rudolph H. Neumueller
DECEASED MOTHER: Helen C. Schwaubenhausen

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Debbie Goerg
Active: Brad, Travis and Trevor Paulsrud, Mitchel Goerg, Brent and Troy Anderson

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made in Viola’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 420 Lincoln Street, Medford, Wisconsin 54451
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Friday, September 23, 2011

DOUGLAS R. LOUCKS


NAME OF DECEASED: DOUGLAS R. LOUCKS AGE: 31

ADDRESS: W11848 Adams Rd., Bruce, WI 54819; A former Medford & Rice Lake area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 1:50 AM on Thursday, September 22 at Rice Lake, WI

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT: 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 25 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Family and Friends

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 12 noon until time of services at 3:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 25

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 3, 1980 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a 1998 graduate of Medford High School; attended Western WI Technical College, La Crosse

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 21, 2003 at Shell Lake, WI to Patricia Rae Johnson and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In 2000 he joined the Medford unit of the National Guards. He served active duty from 2003-2004. After his discharge from the service, he returned to Medford and later moved to Rice Lake where he worked various jobs. Just recently they moved to his present address in Bruce, WI. He was a volunteer leader with the National Guard cadet program for a number of years. He enjoyed hunting, art work, working with the developmentally disabled and he loved his children & people.

MEMBER OF: Rice Lake American Legion Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Patricia “Patti” Loucks of Bruce, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Landen, Lucas & Leo Loucks all at home in Bruce, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS: 6 – Rod (Sandy) Loucks of Eagle, WI, Jim (Amy) Loucks of Tacoma, WA, Tim (Sue) Loucks of Spooner, WI, Mike (Sandy) Loucks of Medford, Patrick (Shannon) Loucks of Schoharie, NY, Ken “Rooster” (Rachael) Loucks of Stetsonville

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 brothers- Johnny & Danny Loucks and 1 sister in infancy

PARENTS: Mother – Audrey (Michael) Berger of Medford; Maternal Grandmother – Dorothy Mae (Williams) Scheel of Owen

DECEASED FATHER: Llewellyn Loucks

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by several cousins, nieces & nephews
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

BENJAMIN “BEN” P. KRUEGER


NAME OF DECEASED:
BENJAMIN “BEN” P. KRUEGER

AGE: 36

ADDRESS: W9346 County Road A Owen Town of Holway Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:44 P.M. Wednesday, September 21

A CELEBRATION OF BEN’S LIFE WILL BE: 12:00 P.M. Noon till 3:00 P.M. Saturday, September 24 at the Hemer Funeral Home of Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 1, 1975 in Rockford, IL

EDUCATION: Attended Marshfield Senior High

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ben was an avid hunter. He enjoyed fishing, 4-Wheeling and spending time with his daughters

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: Tina Rothmeier and they later divorced

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Shaniah and Kelsey Krueger of Owen

SURVIVING SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Alana Stanke of Owen and her 2 Sons: Landon Stanke and Kohlton Watkins of Owen

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Joe (Ann) Browne of Stratford and Richard Krueger of Marshfield

PARENTS: Donna R. (Significant Other: Gary Marschke) Krueger Maiden Name: Scott of Rib Lake
Maternal Grandfather: Harold Scott of Mineral Point
Also survived by Aunts, Uncles, 1 Nephew, Cousins and Many, Many Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Stephen P. Krueger

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ben’s daughters, Shaniah and Kelsey
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Monday, September 19, 2011

EVANGELINE QUERIN

NAME OF DECEASED:
EVANGELINE QUERIN
AGE: 85

ADDRESS: of Jackson, Mississippi

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: much loved mother and grandmother, passed away September 18, 2011 in Jackson, Mississippi

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 21 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 13, 1926 in Medford, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Wayside School in the Town of Hammel

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: January 3, 1947 at Crystal Falls, Mich. to Lawrence L. Querin and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1989.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In 1963 Lawrence and Evangeline moved to Jackson, Mississippi with their family. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, homemaker and an amazing grandmother. Her pride and joy in her life were her 9 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Evangeline loved to dance, cook, work in her garden, sew and read romance novels. She also enjoyed doing charity work. Her most fulfilling charitable work was taking care of newborn foster babies for Catholic Charities. She loved these babies and took care of them as her own. She will be greatly missed by her family. We love her very much.

MEMBER OF: St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Jackson, Mississippi

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Alan (Cynthia), Jeffrey (Jerrine), Leon (Linda) and Galen (Marcy) Querin, and Lori (Bill) Truelove all of Jackson, Mississippi

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Mark Querin, who died in infancy
Deceased Grandchildren: Destry and Blake Querin and Alexandra Truelove

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 9
GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 6

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Elizabeth Baron of Madison
Also preceded in death by Brothers and Sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Baron
DECEASED MOTHER: Victoria Baron

PALLBEARERS: Gary and Dan Kapfhamer, Eugene, Todd and Joseph Querin and Tom Roberts

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, a donation to Catholic Charities or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

PAMELA M. JEANES

NAME OF DECEASED:
PAMELA M. JEANES
AGE: 60

ADDRESS: Milwaukee, WI Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, September 15 at her residence

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 21 at the United Methodist Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Dr. Rev. Michael Adedokun

PLACE OF BURIAL: Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Town of Molitor

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 20 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 21 at the United Methodist Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 21, 1951 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Thielke and Brookside Elementary Schools, 1969 Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 19, 1989 to Floyd Jeanes and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Pamela worked at Stowell Associates and Milwaukee Public Schools. Pamela was an extremely devoted Packer Fan.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Floyd Jeanes

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Teresa Rae, Jamie (Jen) and Jody (Rachael) Butler and Michael Cox.

GRANDCHILDREN: Sara (Mason), London, Allyssa, Andrew, Gabby, Torrence, Adrian, Meliya and Julianna

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Patricia (LeRoy) Zittlow, Donna Hippe, Karen (Kevin) Moberg, Rebecca (Brad) Kalmon, Holly Butler, Clinton (Debra) Butler and Randy Butler
Also survived by Nieces, nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

PARENTS: Wilfred S. Butler

DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Butler Maiden Name: Higgins

PALLBEARERS: Kevin and Christopher Moberg, Ken, Clayton, and Travis Zittlow, Jason Hippe, Steve Butler, Bradley Kalmon

OTHER INFORMATION:
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Friday, September 16, 2011

EUGENE “GENE” C. MATHEY


NAME OF DECEASED: EUGENE “GENE” C. MATHEY

AGE: 87

ADDRESS: Westboro, WI; A Township of Westboro resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead 6:09 PM Thursday, September 15 at his residence in the Township of Westboro

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: "The family invites Gene's friends to a Celebration of Life gathering on Sunday, October 30th from noon - 4:00 at BS Bar and Catering. Lunch will be served following remembrances of Gene"

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 1, 1923 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 2, 1947 at Mercer, WI to Mildred Kliscz and she preceded him in death March 16, 1983

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and was a Veteran of WW II. After the military he started Mathey Trucking which he operated in Alaska and Wisconsin for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and playing the accordion.

MEMBER OF: Klossner-Dietzler VFW Club #5729, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Nancy Mathey of England, Barb (Paul) Heroman of Grand Rapids, MI, Debbie (Kaloku Bona) Mathey of Hawaii, Cindy (Fritz) Guenther of Chehalis, WA

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 1

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Charles Mathey of Woodstock, IL
Sisters – Ruth Thomas of Menomonie, WI, Alice Levenhagen of King, WI, Fern Crenshaw of Bend, OR

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Alex Mathey; Sisters – Delores Linzner and Bertha Garland

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Mathey
DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Schlais

OTHER INFORMATION: The family would like to thank Gene’s wonderful neighbors and friends who have been so supportive, especially since his stroke in April

-The family requests that any memorial monies be given in Gene’s name to the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Club, 240 S. 8th St., Medford WI 54451

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

MARY L. JENSEN

NAME OF DECEASED:
MARY L. JENSEN
AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 406 N. 7th Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:18 A.M. Thursday, September 8 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 18 days.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 14 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Our Saviours Church Cemetery, Holway

VISITATION AT: 12:00 Noon until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 14 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1923 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Sawyer Dam Elementary School and a 1941 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: September 9, 1942 in the Town of Holway to Frederick “Junior” P. Jensen and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2009

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She started Secretarial/Clerical work and then became a legal secretary for a number of years. Mary then became the Real Property Tax Lister for Taylor County until her retirement. She enjoyed curling, snowshoeing, gardening, quilt making, arts and crafts. She decorated cakes for over 50 years.

MEMBER OF: Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Barry (Jan) Jensen of Madison, Loren “Lon” Jensen of White Lake, MI, Kristin (Greg) Reischl of Racine and Martin “Marty” (Nicolette) Jensen of Batavia, IL

GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer (Kevin), Jedediah, Nick, A.J., Ellie, Luke, Andy, Devon and Lauren (Andy)

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: Kevin, Maren, Aden, Emily and Lila

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother: John Rickaby of Abbotsford
2 Sisters: Nancy Cox of Abbotsford and Karen (Earl) Hoeck of Dorchester
3 Sisters-In-Law: Edna Rickaby of Burnet, Texas, Geri Rickaby of Gridley, California and Celia Jensen of Miami, Florida
Brother-In-Law: Bernard Selby of Withee

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers: Walter, Kenneth and Charles Rickaby
2 Sisters: Helen Staab and Lillian Selby
Also preceded in death by a Daughter-In-Law: Cathie Jensen in 2008

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Rickaby

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna M. Ekdahl

PALLBEARERS: Jedediah, Nick and A.J. Jensen, Luke and Andy Reischl, Andy Lieser

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mary’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

FRANCIS “FRANK” H. BROST

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANCIS “FRANK” H. BROST
AGE: 83

ADDRESS: N3205 Crane Drive, Medford; A township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:00 AM Thursday, September 8 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 3 weeks, with family at his side. Frank fought a courageous battle the last six weeks while he was a patient at Medford and Marshfield Hospital with his illness.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, September 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 2:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, September 13 where there will be a 4:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that afternoon, visitation will also be at the funeral home from 9 AM until 11:15 AM on Wednesday, September 14

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: He was born February 26, 1928 to Anton J. Brost Jr. and Mary (Stauner) Brost in the Town of Medford. He was the fifth out of nine children.

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: In 1958 Frank met Ruth Devine of Marshfield, the love of his life. They married October 31, 1959 at Saint John’s Catholic Church, Marshfield. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 31, 2009 with a special mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford followed by a dinner and music with family friends gathering to share their day. They were blessed with 10 children: Mary Jo, Richard, Gerald, Russell, Lisa, Charles, John, Terry, Karen and Ronald.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Frank lived his entire life at the Family Farm, in which he helped operate until he was 82 year old and ill health required him to retire. Often friends would ask Frank when he was going to retire and he replied “I do every night when I go to bed.” After High School his youngest son Ronnie chose to take over the family farm. He passed on his passion for farming to his sons Dick, John, and Terry as well. They all work together. Karen farmed with Ron and Frank until she married. The grandchildren are also involved with the farm by doing chores. He entered the U.S. Army in Feb 1953. He was stationed at Fort Schilling, IL, Camp Carson, CO., And Fort Knox, KY. Frank was discharged in Feb. 1955 as Sergeant. In 2005 these Army buddies and their wives got together in Medford for their 50th Reunion. Individuals were LeRoy Brost, Kenny Emmerich, Bernie Schabel, Wayne Widner, Russ Dobersten, Norman Danen and Kenny Laggeman.
Frank also was a Log Truck, Milk Truck and Fuel Truck Driver. He also delivered mail for a short period of time.
In his younger years, he liked to Polka and always enjoyed listening to Polka Music. Frank enjoyed gardening, orchard and picking berries. He was an avid reader, especially the farm papers and magazines. Most of all Frank enjoyed family get togethers with his children and grandchildren. Frank had a special place in his heart for his daughter-in-laws: Deb, Jean and Casey. He also spent a lot of time with his son-in-law Jon. Frank also enjoyed going for rides and viewing the scenery, especially the farm scenery.

MEMBER OF: Life member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, where he also served on the Holy Rosary Cemetery Board. Frank served as Supervisor for the Town of Medford, Board Member for the Medford Coop, was an AMPI Delegate and the ASCS. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. Frank was also named honorary member of the FFA.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ruth Brost of almost 52 years, of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lisa Olson (Friend Joe Zink) of Medford, John (Jean) Brost of Medford, Terry (Casey) Brost of Unity, Karen (Jon) Felzkowski of Athens and Ronnie Brost of Medford.
Extended family: Terry Graffunder, David “Chicken” Olson, Debbie and Autumn Sherman

CHILDREN DECEASED: Mary Jo Graffunder in 1996, Richard “Dick” in 1998, Russell in 1979 and infant sons: Gerald in 1962 and Charles 1964.

Grandchildren: Tony, Travis, Eric (Krissy), Ashley, Cody, Justin, Mat, Chris. Tyler, Zachery, Kari, Austin, Levi, Luke, Layne, Nathan, Katelyn and Trevor.
Great-Grandchild Jordan and great-Granddaughter due in October

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Mary Ann Gawin of Menomonee Falls, Betty Dohm, Dolores Shaw, Norbert (Rosalie) Brost and Leon (Yvonne) Brost all of Medford
In-Laws: Beulah Brost, Yvonne Devine, Pat Lippert, Mary (Paul) Buffington, Jean (Jim) Bruhn and Bob (Sue) Devine
Further survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and friends.

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Edward Brost, Agnes (Don) Stephan and Rosemary Brost in infancy.
Brother-In-Laws: John Gawin, James Shaw, Robert Dohm, Robert Lippert, Bill (Kate) and Ray Devine

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost Jr.
DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Stauner
Preceded in death by his In-Laws: George and Barbara Devine

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Christopher Motte, Nathan, Zachary and Tyler Brost, Justin and Mathew Olson and Eric Bunkleman

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials will be designated at a later date.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

HAROLD N. MATSON

NAME OF DECEASED:
HAROLD N. MATSON
AGE: 92

ADDRESS: W10160 Sawyer Avenue Withee Town of Grover Resident Former Town of Holway Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:00 A.M. Sunday, September 4 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab. Center, Medford where he had been a patient for the past week.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 9 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee

OFFICIATING: Rev. Bonnie Cain

PLACE OF BURIAL: Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery, Withee

VISITATION AT: 10:30 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 9 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 20, 1919 in the Town of Holway

EDUCATION: Attended elementary school at Forest Grove in the Town of Holway

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 6, 1942 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee to Betty Rose Peterson and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: As a young man he worked on the family dairy farm in the Town of Holway and became owner in 1958 until 1973 where he then owned and operated Matson Livestock, where he transported cattle until 1982. Harold then worked for the U.S. Forestry Service from 1983 until the time of his retirement in 1987. Harold enjoyed wood crafting, Camping, Family Gatherings and Outings, He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

MEMBER OF: Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee
Harold also served on the school board for Forest Grove

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Betty Rose Matson of Withee

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 6 Children: Irene (Jack) Shadrick of Beloit, Roger (Sharon) Matson of Janesville, Ronald (Peggy) Matson of Withee, Howard Matson of Albany, Lawrence Matson of Withee and Robert (Dawn) Matson of Arkdale

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 13 and 3 Step Grandchildren
GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 10 and 2 Step Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Anna Tauchen of Curtiss and Lillian Matson of Withee
Brother-In-Law: Elmer Dearth of Owen

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 Sisters: Freida, Amelia, Hilda and Catherine Dearth
Also preceded in death by a Grandson: Scott Matson and Great-Granddaughter: Dawn Marie Matson

DECEASED FATHER: Fred Matson
DECEASED MOTHER: Katherina C. Thormahlen

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Brad, Jeff and Fred Matson, Jesse Snyder, Stephany Mabry and Jodi Harris

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Harold’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WALTER M. TLUSTY


NAME OF DECEASED: WALTER M. TLUSTY AGE: 94

ADDRESS: W6221 County Road M, Medford; A township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:00 AM Tuesday, September 6 at his residence in the township of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Friday, September 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey at a later date

VISITATION AT: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 4:00 PM until the time of the Prayer/Rosary service at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 8 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, September 9

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 7, 1917 at the township of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Winding Brook elementary school, township of Chelsea, 1934 graduate of Medford High School and graduate of Taylor County Normal School, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 30, 1938 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Margaret “Marge” Brandner and they recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Following his education, he taught elementary school at rural Taylor Co. schools from 1935-1957. They also farmed in the townships of Chelsea and Medford having moved to the township of Medford in 1948. He also worked for Livestock Management & Marketing of Francis Creek, WI, Hurd Millwork, Medford Co-op, worked on a fox farm in the town of Chelsea and for the Social Security Dept. for periods of time. He helped organize the WI Rural Housing Co-op. He enjoyed most of all his family, hunting, fishing, trapping, playing cards, baking, cooking, gardening and traveling.

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey where he held various offices and taught CCD classes; Catholic Knights of Columbus; WI Rural Housing Co-op; Taylor Co. Retired Teachers; Taylor Co. Historical Society;

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Margaret “Marge” Tlusty of the township of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Judith (Richard) Mercier of Ashland, Robert Tlusty of Wauwatosa, WI, Mary (Ronald) Mauer of Delafield, WI, John (Annette) Tlusty of Westboro

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Dennis Tlusty in 1958

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 6

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 brothers – Richard Tlusty of Merrill & Leon (Bernice) Tlusty of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 5 brothers – George, Lawrence, Ernest, Allen & Franklin Tlusty
1 sister in infancy – Loretta Tlusty

DECEASED FATHER: Ferdinand Tlusty DECEASED MOTHER: Teckla Reinhardt

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Adam & Eric Mauer, Michael, Robert & Jerry Mercier, Daniel Tlusty

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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