Saturday, December 29, 2012

FRANK C.H. BURGHAUS

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANK C.H. BURGHAUS

AGE: 78

ADDRESS: W7005 County Road O, Medford, Town of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:15 A.M. Friday, December 28 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford, where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 4 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 2, 1934 in West Allis, WI

EDUCATION: Attended schools in West Allis and Watertown

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 29, 1961 at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Watertown to Judith D. Wolff and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Frank served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1957-1963. He was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then owned and operated a service station in Lake Mills and in Fort Atkinson, during this time he also worked in the auto industry at various locations in Watertown, Lake Mills, and Fort Atkinson until moving to Medford in 1976. While residing in Medford he was the fleet manager of Tombstone Pizza until 1991 and Bauer Trucking, where he was the parts manager until his retirement in 1996. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, snowmobiling, horseshoes, watching the Packers and NASCAR.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford

PAST MEMBER: Pine Creek Riders Snowmobile Club and the Men’s and Mixed Couple Bowling Leagues

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Judith “Judy” D. Burghaus of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kenn (Sandy) Burghaus of Dorchester, Ronda (William) Bublitz of Columbus, Richard (Anne) Burghaus of Medford, Andrew (Fiancé Beth Johnston) Burghaus of Avon, Co. and Jennifer (Roger) Brandner of Pardeeville

GRANDCHILDREN: Anthony (Patience McDonald) Burghaus of Campbellsport, Michael Burghaus of Owen, Drew Bublitz of Waukesha, Rachael and Brent Bublitz both of Columbus, Emily (Josh Laughlin) Burghaus of Westminster, CO, Ben (Sara) Burghaus of Medford, Blake, Bailey and Brianna Brandner of Pardeeville

STEP-GRANDSON: Justin Groth of Augusta

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Noah Burghaus of Campbellsport and Mayson Laughlin of Westminster, CO

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Gerald (Margaret) Burghaus of Oshkosh and David (Chris) Burghaus of Lake Mills

DECEASED SISTERS: Marilyn Borchardt and Marjorie Rupnow

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Burghaus

DECEASED MOTHER: Edna C.F.H. Burghaus (Maiden Name: Schnell)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Frank’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church 420 Lincoln Street Medford, WI 54451 or to Hope Hospice 537 W. Broadway Avenue Medford, WI 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

ANITA M. PAUTZ

NAME OF DECEASED: ANITA M. PAUTZ AGE: 83

ADDRESS: W6757 Apple Ave., Medford; A township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:30 AM Tuesday, December 25 at Wausau Manor Nursing Home, Wausau where she had resided for the past 2 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF MEMORIAL SERVICES: 10:30 AM Friday, December 28 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Burbury

INTERMENT: Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5-7 PM Thursday, December 27 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of memorial services at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 15, 1929 at Sister Bay, WI

EDUCATION: Gibraltar elementary schools, Fish Creek, WI and was a 1946 graduate of Gibraltar High School, Fish Creek

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st: October 2, 1946 at Sturgeon Bay, WI to Lawrence Dahlstrom and he preceded her in death August 14, 1963; 2nd: August 15, 1973 at Medford to Arlyn Pautz and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she waitressed, did housekeeping work, was a foster mother, and worked at the Sister Bay canning factory all in the Door County, WI area. She moved to the Medford area in 1973 and worked in the laundry dept. of Memorial Hospital, Medford for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Arlyn Pautz of Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Jim Dahlstrom of Green Bay, Russ (Jerilyn) Dahlstrom of Rives Junction, MI, Paul (Terri) Dahlstrom of Berlin, WI; Daughter – Karen (David) Strobach of Wausau; Step-Daughters: Cheryl (John) Bluthardt of Battle Creek, MI, Laurie (Ted) Dahl of Medford & 5 other step-children

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Larry Dahlstrom; Grandsons – Matt & Jesse Dahlstrom

GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – William Knudson of Sturgeon Bay, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Carroll “Sonny” & Edward Knudson; Half-Brother: Leslie Knudson, Jr.

DECEASED FATHER: Leslie Knudson DECEASED MOTHER: Viola Root

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Malachi & Noah Dahl

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to either: Hope Hospice of Medford or Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice, Wausau

WILLIAM “BILL” R. BAKER JR.

NAME OF DECEASED:
WILLIAM “BILL” R. BAKER JR.

AGE: 79

ADDRESS: N1953 Eagle Lane, Medford, Town of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:47 A.M. Tuesday, December 25 at his residence, in the Town of Little Black

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 28 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where military honors will be performed by the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Jerry Harries and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Friday, December 28 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1933 in Milwaukee to his birth mother, Mina Kahn

EDUCATION: Attended Stetsonville Grade School, Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: Bill married his high school sweetheart, Joyce M. Klingbeil on July 19, 1958 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: As a young child, Bill moved to Ladysmith. He was raised by William and Christine Baker and they moved to Stetsonville. He entered the U.S. Air Force and served as a Flight Engineer during the Korean War. He also served 4 years in the Air Force Reserve. Bill did veal and poultry farming in the Town of Little Black for 40 years, during this time he also was a feed consultant for Supreme Foods and was one of the first salesmen for Tombstone Pizza for a period of time. Bill enjoyed all things outdoors, which included, gardening, fishing, hunting, camping, especially with his children and grandchildren. Bill was always quick with a smile and loved to make others laugh. He was a great artist. He also enjoyed attending all the grandchildren’s sporting events.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Knights of Columbus
Lifetime Member: Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post #519, Stetsonville
Served as past President of the American Poultry Association and American Veal Association
Past Member: American Poultry Association, American Veal Association and the Medford Lions Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joyce M. Baker of the Town of Little Black

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beth (Don) Tlusty of Arbor Vitae, Todd (Char) Baker and Mike (Beth) Baker both of the Town of Little Black

GRANDCHILDREN: Ben (Breia) Tlusty of Arbor Vitae, Judd Tlusty of Arbor Vitae, Missy, Carlye, Maggie, Mandi and Ty Baker all of Medford
Step- Granddaughter: Rachel (Eric) Vach of Medford

STEP-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Ellie Vach of Medford

SURVIVING SISTER: Mary Lou (Dr. Frank) Talens of Fresno, CA

DECEASED SISTER: Abby Forney

DECEASED FATHER: William H. Baker Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Christine A. Baker (Maiden Name: Vogt)

PALLBEARERS: Ben and Judd Tlusty, Ty Baker, Eric Vach, Roy Toegel, Kurt Walbeck and David Vogt

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

GENE F. DORIOT

NAME OF DECEASED: GENE F. DORIOT AGE: 59

ADDRESS: 306 E. South Street, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:25 PM Saturday, December 22 at All About Life Rehab Center, Fond Du Lac, WI where he had resided for the past 11 days

TIME & PLACE OF MEMORIAL SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday, December 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joe Stefancin

MEMORIAL VISITATION: Saturday, December 29 from 12 noon until time of services at 2:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1953 at Merrill, WI

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a 1971 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: Previously married to Trudy Tischendorf and they were later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Worked for Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford for a period of years. In 1989 he started working for Marshfield Door Company in Marshfield as an Engineer Manager and worked there until recent ill health. He enjoyed being with and taking care of his dogs.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – David (Tammy) Doriot of Jefferson, Texas
Sisters – Danielle (Gary) Eigenmann of Reno, Nevada; Diann (Marty) Kowalkowski of Muskego, WI; Linda (Rainer) Fleschner of North Fond du Lac, WI

DECEASED FATHER: Norman “Nick” Doriot DECEASED MOTHER: Eileen Francis Voigt

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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

RALPH A. NEUMUELLER

NAME OF DECEASED: RALPH “YOGI” A. NEUMUELLER AGE: 78

ADDRESS: 1508 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:53 PM Friday, Dec. 21 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where he had resided for the past 11 days

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Thursday, December 27 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: From 9 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Thursday, December 27 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1934 at the Township of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Town of Chelsea elementary schools, and was a 1952 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 9, 1957 at Stetsonville to Virginia “Ginny” Rohrick

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked in Milwaukee for a period of time. Then he returned to Medford and worked at Hurd Millwork, Foremost Foods and retired from Weather Shield Mfg. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, traveling, hunting, watching sports, outdoor activities & attending the Pack Attack show.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford; Past secretary of Aid Association for Lutherans; Past president of the Whittlesey Lions Club from 1984-1985; Past director of the District Lions Foundation from 1990-1996; Charter member of the Medford Jaycees; He received the Melvin Jones Lions Club Award in 1992 and the Whittlesey Lions Club-Lion of the Year in 1987.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Virginia “Ginny” Neumueller of Wausau

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Cary (Don) Wisnosky of Tomahawk & Lori (Eric) Dalrymple of Middleton;
Son – Brian (Sharon) Neumueller of Naperville, IL

GRANDCHILDREN: Tony Matyka, Jordan & Tucker Dalrymple, Sydney Widauf

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

SURVIVING MOTHER-IN-LAW: Olinda Rohrick of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Viola Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Harvey Neumueller and 1 sister in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Rudolph Neumueller DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Schwabenhausen

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Jordan & Tucker Dalrymple, Sydney Widauf
Active – Duane Anderson, Tony Matyka, Mert Vaughn, Henry Brandner, Paul Michler, Gene Krug

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
-In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church & School, Medford, Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau or the Lions Foundation of Rosholt, WI
-Further survived by many nieces & nephews

Friday, December 21, 2012

RAYMOND J. BOXRUCKER

NAME OF DECEASED: RAYMOND J. BOXRUCKER AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 635 Cedar St. Medford WI, A former Stetsonville resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:50 am Friday December 21 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 4 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Monday, December 24 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where full military rites will be performed by Boxrucker – Berry American Legion Post # 519

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery Stetsonville

VISITATION: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 9AM until the time of funeral services at 11AM on Monday, December 24

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 10, 1921 in Dorchester, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Dorchester Elementary School, Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: October 2, 1946 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Arlene A. Brunner and she preceded him in death January 6, 2006

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, Raymond entered the U.S. Army, where he served from 1942-1945 during WWII. He was a decorated veteran having received the Silver Star and Purple Heart. After the military, Raymond worked as a Postmaster in Stetsonville for 25 years until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending the winter months in Southwest USA.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville; Life Member of the Boxrucker–Berry American Legion Post # 519, Stetsonville; D.A.V., Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post # 5729, Medford and the National Association for Retired Federal Employees

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters: Kathleen (Duane) Storch of Des Moines, Iowa and Kris Boxrucker of Stetsonville

GRANDCHILDREN: 2 Granddaughters: Karla (Matt) Buller of Urbandale, Iowa and Rachel (Aaron) Parks of Stetsonville
1 Grandson: Ryan (Amber) Czarnezki of Medford

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 6

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTER: Sister - Leona Blasel of Stetsonville; Brothers - Clarence “Windy” (Marge) Boxrucker of Stetsonville and Ed Boxrucker of Medford

DECEASED BROTHER/SISTER: Al Boxrucker and Delores Dums

DECEASED FATHER: Jake Boxrucker DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Schumacher

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Max Duellman & Frank McLellan
Nieces and Nephews: Jake Brunner, Amy Gronski, Cory Hamrick, Peg Hollmann, Jeff Mueller, Robbie & Ryan Strebig

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
-Further survived by many Nieces & Nephews

Monday, December 10, 2012

JOSEPH “JOE” IMBACH JR.

NAME OF DECEASED:
JOSEPH “JOE” IMBACH JR.

AGE: 87

ADDRESS: N5064 Ben’s Lane, Medford; Town of Chelsea Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:43 P.M. Sunday, December 9 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where he had been a patient for 1 day.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:30 A.M. Thursday, December 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Whittlesey with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:30 A.M. until 11:15 A.M. Thursday, December 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1925 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Chelsea Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 25, 1950 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey to Betty F. Judnic and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Joe served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He drove truck and logged for George and Walter Haenel for a number of years. He also worked as a heavy machine operator for James Peterson & Sons Construction Company for 32 ½ years until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement, he built a sawmill, the Columbia. He was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing, logging, horse pulls, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. Joe also enjoyed going to the Short Prong Lodge.

MEMBER OF: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford; Operating Engineers Local #139
He also served as Past Chairman for the Town of Chelsea

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Betty F. Imbach of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters: Betty Jane Roberts of New London, Joan (John) Pfaff of Stetsonville and Nancy Imbach of Phillips
Sons: Jerry (Peggy), Jack (Mary) James (Sarah) and Mike (Sharon) Imbach all of Medford

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Billy and Nikki Pfaff

10 GRANDCHILDREN

9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING SISTERS: 4 Sisters: Mary Ann Leffel of Colby, Lena Gumz of Westboro, Margaret Fleegel of Medford and Marcella (Clarence) Judnic of Medford

DECEASED BROTHER in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Imbach Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Magdalene Imbach (Maiden Name: Kraemer)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Ryan and Alex Imbach, Mike and Maggie Pfaff, Jeremy and Chris Roberts, Danny and Bobby Malchow and Dillon “Monk” Brandner

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joe’s name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 215 South Washington Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451 -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Saturday, December 8, 2012

HAROLD R. GOWEY

NAME OF DECEASED: HAROLD R. GOWEY AGE: 93

ADDRESS: Clark Co. Health Care Center, Owen; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:21 PM Friday, December 7 at Clark Co. Health Care Center, Owen where he had resided for the past 14 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, December 13 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joshua Krieger

INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at Our Saviours Lutheran Cemetery, Township of Holway

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9:00 AM until the time of memorial services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 13

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 31, 1919 at the Township of Holway

EDUCATION: Hillside school, Town of Holway and was a 1936 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 5, 1949 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Dolores “Dee” Schmidt and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked on various farms for a period of time. He also worked in the CCC camp in Minocqua. Then he entered the US Coast Guard and served 1942-1947 during WW II. After the service he returned to Medford and did various jobs including working with his father in the Taylor Co. Register of Deeds office. He was later elected ROD in 1956, a position he worked for 26 years. After retirement from that, he owned and operated Gowey Abstract and Title Co. in Medford for a period of years. He had served on the boards of Tee-Hi Golf, Taylor Co. Historical Society and Memorial Hosp of Taylor Co. for periods of time. He enjoyed his church, golf, playing cards, traveling, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, Medford American Legion where he was a past commander and also district commander, and a Life member of the Medford VFW
Past member of the Medford Kiwanis Club, Medford Lions Club, Red Cross, Chelsea Conservation Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dolores “Dee” Gowey of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Dr. Kim (Lori) Gowey of Medford
Daughter – Sheree (Leon) Dandurand of Madison
Grandchildren – Alex Gowey of Medford, Mallory Gowey of Minneapolis & Marissa Gowey of Gainesville, FL

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Mary Guenther of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Irmal Gruny, Doris Tomczyk, Velma Baum
Brothers – Leland, Hartland, John, Ted and Kenneth Gowey

DECEASED FATHER: Glen A. Gowey DECEASED MOTHER: Orla Chacey

PALLBEARER: Grandson – Alex Gowey

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Medford American Legion flag field memorial; -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Monday, December 3, 2012

DONALD “DIGGER” R. SCHUPPEL

NAME OF DECEASED: DONALD “DIGGER” R. SCHUPPEL AGE: 81

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Washington Co. & Township of Chelsea resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:05 PM Saturday, December 1 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had been a patient for the past 2 years

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 PM Saturday, December 8 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Pastor Pete Warmanen

INTERMENT: Chelsea Community Cemetery, Township of Chelsea

VISITATION: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also from noon until the time of funeral services at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 8

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 19, 1931 at the Township of Barton, Washington County, WI

EDUCATION: Elm Grove elementary school, Township of Barton

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 28, 1953 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Township of Barton to Alyce Crass and they were later divorced but remain close friends

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran having served from 1948-1949. After the service he worked on the family farm in Kewaskum, WI. He then did pipe line work, owned and operated an excavating company and body shop in the town of Barton for periods of time. He moved from the Town of Barton to Slinger, WI in 1966. He moved to the Town of Chelsea in 1972. He worked in construction & did mechanic work for 26 years retiring in 1990. He started racing cars at the age of 20, raced vintage modified cars for 26 years retiring from that in 1980. He was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in 2009 where he was known as “Donald the Duck” & “Sneaky Pete” in the racing circles. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, hunting, Monday card games, visiting with friends & family, & collecting TREASURES.

MEMBER OF: Local 139 Operating Engineers for 26 years; Milwaukee Vintage Modified Stock Car

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Daughters – Deborah Stephan of Neosho, WI & Patti Jo Lamberty of Whittlesey, WI
Daughter-in-law: Cathy Schuppel - Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Glenn Schuppel in 1986; Daughter – Nona Thums in 2003

GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Sisters – Helen Ahlers of Jump River, WI, Alice Ferlong of Kewaskum, WI & Rita (Harry) Justman of Mountain, WI; Sister-in-law: Shirley Schuppel of Kewaskum

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – John & Myron Schuppel

DECEASED FATHER: John Peter Schuppel DECEASED MOTHER: Marie Kirchner

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Pete Quednow & Leroy “Butch” Olson; Active – Jeff Hoogland, Jerry & Tim Ahlers, Bob Wittala, Ken Melius, Dan Schlosser

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation; -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

GILBERT “GIL” P. HEMMER

NAME OF DECEASED:
GILBERT “GIL” P. HEMMER

AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 517 W. Blackhawk Ave., Stetsonville, Village of Stetsonville Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:20 A.M. Thursday, November 29 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where he has been a patient for the past 4 days, with his wife by his side.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 4 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Father Sangmoon Kim

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 4 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1924 at Black Hawk County, Iowa

EDUCATION: Attended Gilbertville, Iowa Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 1, 1946 in Chicago to Frances E. Klecka and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage they farmed in Iowa until 1964 where they then moved to the Stetsonville Area. They dairy farmed for 66 years until his retirement in 1990. After his retirement he worked at Ed Brecke’s Mink Ranch and Hildebrandt Lawn Service for a period of time. Gil enjoyed horses, woodworking and crafting.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville and was a Forester in the Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Frances E. Hemmer of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 5 Sons: Ken (Tomi) of Medford, Ed (Jeannie) of Medford, Paul (Nancy) of Medford, Ron (Rondi) of Owen and John (Connie) Hemmer of Stetsonville

GRANDCHILD DECEASED: Jason Hemmer

GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 16

SURVIVING SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Theresa Conrad of Raymond, Iowa and Edith Youngblut of Cedar Falls, Iowa

DECEASED BROTHER/SISTERS: Cletus Hemmer, Evelyn Schuster and Marie Kane

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph P. Hemmer

DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Hemmer (Maiden Name: Federspiel)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Dave, Greg, Travis and Adam Hemmer, Kevin Will and Mike Rau

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gil’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

RODNEY “ROD” D. ERICKSON

NAME OF DECEASED:
RODNEY “ROD” D. ERICKSON

AGE: 60

ADDRESS: W3758 County Road A, Stetsonville; Town of Deer Creek Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:31 A.M. Wednesday, November 28 at the Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 8 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 8 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 19, 1952 in Chippewa Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School, Received his Business Degree from UW-Eau Claire, and also attended college in Texas for Computer Programming

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Rod worked as a Computer Programmer in Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin for around 18 years. He then worked for Weathershield and Hurd for a period of time. He then worked at Colby Metals in Colby for a period of time. He was currently working at Figi’s in Marshfield at the time of his death. He loved sports, especially football and fishing.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Gregory (Laurie) Erickson of Byron, IL and Diane (Tom) McCann of Brooklyn Park, MN

SURVIVING MOTHER: Juanita Erickson of Stetsonville

DECEASED FATHER: Duane A. Erickson

URN BEARER: Greg Erickson

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rod’s name to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 203 East County Road A, Stetsonville, WI 54480
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RICHARD G. MUELLER

NAME OF DECEASED: RICHARD G. MUELLER AGE: 84

ADDRESS: W7735 Hobbles Creek Rd., Catawba, WI 54515; A township of Catawba, Price County resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:10 AM Wednesday, November 28 at his residence in the town of Catawba under the loving care of his wife and Flambeau Home Health & Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Elleman

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery, Ogema, WI with military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team

VISITATION: Noon until the time of funeral services at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 2 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1928 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Milwaukee area elementary schools and attended Milwaukee High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 10, 1967 at the Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema to Arlene Andree

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Navy, serving during WWII and on the USS Pennsylvania, USS Geneva & USS Boxer ships. After the military he worked various jobs in Milwaukee. For 30 years he served as Vice-President for Hall Steel until retirement in 1993. They then moved to their present address in the town of Catawba where he had a hobby farm. He enjoyed hunting & woodworking.

MEMBER OF: Lifetime member of the NRA

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Arlene Mueller of Catawba

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Beverly Mueller of New Berlin, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Donald Mueller

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Mueller DECEASED MOTHER: June Pobwynski

PALLBEARERS: Ken Gumowski, Mark Smugala, William Mueller, Mark Snyder, Ronald Ellenbecker, Randy & Rick Schatz

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by his beloved dog - Andy
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PATRICIA "PAT" A. GOJMERAC

Patricia “Pat” A. Gojmerac, Age 88 died on November 27 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice. She was born to loving parents Joseph P. and Petronella Bautch Kulig on May 31, 1924 in Lincoln Township, Independence, WI the 6th of 9 children.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski officiating. Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service being held at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 1 at the church.

She attended Maule Coulee School, SS Peter and Paul Catholic School and graduated from Independence High School Class of 1942. She also attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Oshkosh.

She was married to Joseph G. Gojmerac of Rib Lake at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence on October 18, 1949, where he preceded her in death on July 14, 1983. Following their marriage they owned and operated the Cities Service garage near Independence and had a concession trailer at various fairs for many years. In September 1955 they moved to a farm on Highway C in Rib Lake and lived there for 25 years and were custodians at the Rib River Grade School for 13 years. They then moved to the Village of Rib Lake in March 1981. Pat loved collecting sheep and hearts, dinner cruises on the Mississippi, visiting the sick, comforting families in their time of loss, writing journals and letters, sending cards and spending time with family, grandchildren and friends.

Pat is a member of Good Shepherd Parish, Historic St. Ann’s Blue Cross Mission Circle, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Concerned Heart Club, Marshfield, Ministry Health Care Prayer Team of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield and the Rib Lake Public Library. She is a charter member and volunteer of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, involved since its inception on July 1, 1985. Pat was also a participant of the Miraculous Medal Association, the Rib Lake Birthday Club and Rib Lake Friendship Club. She is a past member of the Christian Mothers for 45 years, the parish council and family concerns committee. Pat also served on the election board for the Town of Rib Lake and was involved in the Accelerated Reading Program at the Rib Lake Elementary School. Pat also volunteered as a Friendly Visitor for many years at Rib Lake Nursing Home.

She is survived by three sons: Joseph Jr. (Mary) of St. Paul, MN, Michael (Deborah) of Rib Lake and Thomas (Debra) of Rib Lake. One Daughter: Rosanne (Rick) Carstensen of Medford. Four Grandchildren: Eric Carstensen of Milton and Cory Carstensen of Medford, Katie Gojmerac of Rhinelander and Emily Gojmerac of Rib Lake. Four Step-Grandchildren: Andria and William Mauricio of St. Paul, MN.Erin Moore of Rib Lake and Jennifer Moore of Port Edwards. Eight God Children, 36 Nephews and Nieces. Also survived by one Sister: Caroline Prokop of Independence, one Brother: Jacob Kulig of Whitehall, 3 Sisters-In-Law: Eleanor Kulig, Victoria Kulig and Irene Kulig, one Brother-In-Law: Albin Woychik. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four Brothers: Harry, Ralph, Joseph and Arthur Kulig, 2 Sisters: Helen Sylla and Margaret Woychik, one Sister-In-Law: Bernice Woychik and 2 Brothers-In-Law: Alozy Sylla and Frank Prokop. Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers: John, Scott, and Eugene Kulig, Charles Woychik, Inez Brost, Betty Blasel, Diane Stephenson and Anne Helgeson

Active Pallbearers: Eric and Cory Carstensen, William and Andria Mauricio, Katie and Emily Gojmerac, Erin and Jennifer Moore

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit: hemerfuneralservice.com

FRANK A. GOODRICH JR.

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANK A. GOODRICH JR.

AGE: 77

ADDRESS: 937 Highland Lane, City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:28 P.M. Sunday, November 11 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 5 days.

TIME & PLACE OF MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Also after the service a Social Gathering will be held at Florena Supper Club.

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Cathy Hinman

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan

VISITATION: 6:00 till the time of services at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6, at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 30, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: High school graduate of Kalamazoo State High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was a member of the tennis team. Attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Marketing.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After college Frank entered the U.S. Army where he served from July 1957- April 1959. During this time he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After his time in the service, he worked and lived in South Haven, Michigan, and then Grinnell, Iowa. He served as CEO of Upjohn Home Health Care in Milwaukee, WI, for a number of years. He then worked in Commercial/Marketing Southern District for Telephone Data Systems until 1980 where he worked in Commercial/Marketing Northern District until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting model trains, going to antique car shows, and watching the Packers. He was an avid reader of WWII history. He was very supportive of the Veterans and Disabled Veterans, the Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund, the Memorial Health Center and the White Lake Area Historical Society.

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Walter W. Goodrich of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Elizabeth A. Goodrich of Chelsea, Michigan

NEPHEW: Peter (Andrea) Goodrich of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand niece: Megan Goodrich of Grand Rapids, Michigan
First cousin: Alfred (Virginia) Hoffman of Antigo, Wisconsin

Also survived by a Nephew, Niece, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Frank A. Goodrich Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Hildegarde A. Goodrich (Maiden Name: Hoffman)

OTHER INFORMATION: The family would like to extend their appreciation to Stan Carbaugh and Linda Kloth of Medford for their special care and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Frank’s name to the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, C/O LeRoy Jensen, W4657 Center Avenue, Medford, WI 54451 (these donations will be used for our local disabled veterans); Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund, 151 S. Rose St., Suite 332, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4775; or a charity of your choice.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

ELEANOR W. HOLTZ

NAME OF DECEASED: ELEANOR W. HOLTZ AGE: 93

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A formed Town of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:05 AM Sunday, November 25 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 8 years

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Thursday, November 29 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 111:00 AM on Thursday, November 29 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 8, 1919 at the Town of Goodrich

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

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 15, 1940 at Medford to Norman W. Holtz and he preceded her in death April 1, 1994

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she resided and worked in Milwaukee for a period of time. After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Browning for 50 years until 1992 when they moved to Dorchester. She resided there until entering Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center. She enjoyed flower gardening, puzzles, polka music and reading.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 sons – Gerald (Marlene) Holtz of Rib Lake, Larry (Judy) Holtz of Stetsonville, James (Diane) Holtz of Trumbauersville, PA; 3 daughters – Shirley Miller, Carol Zahnen, and Beverly (Michael) Peterson all of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Madeline Holtz; Son-in-law: William “Bill” Miller; Great Grandson – Brent Zondlo

GRANDCHILDREN: 17 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 21 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 6

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Margaret Schlais of Wausau

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers - Charles & Virgil Schlais; Sisters – Viola Slais, Evelyn Strebe, Hazel Willett

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Schlais DECEASED MOTHER: Fern LaFee

PALLBEARERS: Clint Peterson, Kevin Purdy, Josh Fuchs, Brian, Doug and Steve Holtz

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

ELDORA B. LISSNER

NAME OF DECEASED:
ELDORA B. LISSNER

AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford, WI; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:40 A.M. Friday, November 23, at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 months and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 26 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randy Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 26 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 16, 1921 at Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Hillcrest Grade School in the Medford area

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: September 29, 1939 at Medford to Lawrence B. Lissner and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1987.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lawrence and Eldora took over the family dairy farm when his folks died. She was also a homemaker where she raised her daughter Marjorie. She enjoyed fishing, sewing and gardening.

LIFETIME MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Marjorie Wirta of Mequon

GRANDDAUGHTER DECEASED: Susan Sader

GRANDDAUGHTER: Tammy Raeck of Mequon

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Gerald Duesing of Medford and Norma (Walter) Anderson of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTER: Melvin, Leslie and Marion Duesing

DECEASED FATHER: Irvin Duesing

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Duesing (Maiden Name: Loeffler)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Eldora’s family to be designated at a future date. Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RAYMOND “RAY” T. HEIER

NAME OF DECEASED:
RAYMOND “RAY” T. HEIER

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: 702 W. Dolf Street, Colby; Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:00 P.M. Sunday, November 18 at the Colonial Center, Colby where he had resided for the past 7 years.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 24 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, November 24 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 28, 1928 in Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Ray began working at the Hamper Plant, which then became the Harvey Co., then which became Weathershield Millwork Division for 40+ years until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, help taking care of the animals on the farm, fishing, bird hunting, going for drives, reading and watching the Brewers. Ray also built and maintained Martin Houses.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Glenn Heier and Lenore Ruesch both of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Many Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Twin Brothers: Alfred “Fritz” and Albert “Dick”, Tony and Jack
Mary, Celine and Kate

DECEASED FATHER: John Heier

DECEASED MOTHER: Catherine Heier (Maiden Name: Vogt)

PALLBEARERS: Nephews: Dave, Paul, Marty and Tracy Heier, Pat Ruesch and Joe Grunwald

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rays’ family to be designated at a later date
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EUGENE “GENE” R. HEIER

NAME OF DECEASED: EUGENE “GENE” R. HEIER AGE: 83

ADDRESS: 132 S. 7th Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, November 18 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where he had resided for the past few days

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Private family only services will be held

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: No public visitation

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1929 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area schools, graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st: Feb. 9, 1953 at Medford to Doreen Parker and she preceded him in death Aug. 9, 1982; 2nd May 2, 1992 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Dorothy Wood and she preceded him in death June 27, 2010

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Air Force veteran of WW II. After the service he returned to Medford where he worked at Weather Shield Mfg. until retirement. He also owned & operated Gene & Son Signs in Medford for many years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling & trips to the casino.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Richard (Cheryl) Heier of Cleveland, OH
Son-in-law: Brian Moberg of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Cheryl Ann Moberg in 1992

GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Gordon (Esther) Heier of Florida, William “Bill” (Mildred) Heier of Lublin, Darlene (Howard) Fenton of Virginia

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Doug Heier and Rachel Williams

DECEASED FATHER: Walter Heier DECEASED MOTHER: Isabelle White

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Jessica Zvolena, Brooke & Danielle Moberg, Heather Palms, Michael & Elizabeth Heier

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

ROSE M. ZONDLO

NAME OF DECEASED: ROSE M. ZONDLO AGE: 93

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake, WI; A former Township of Rib Lake resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:45 AM Sunday, November 11 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 4 months

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 15 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Deacon Mark Priniski

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake, WI

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4:00 PM until the time of Rosary Services at 7:15 PM on Wednesday, November 14, also from 10 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Thursday, November 15

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 27, 1918 at Rib Lake, WI

EDUCATION: Rib Lake elementary schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: April 18, 1934 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Andrew “Andy” Zondlo and he preceded her in death September 26, 1987

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked in the lumber camps of WI and Upper MI as a cook for a period of time. They farmed in the Township of Rib Lake for a period of time. She also worked at the Rib Lake Cheese Factory, Coast-to-Coast Store and was a cashier at Ed’s IGA in Rib Lake until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, quilting and playing cards.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where she taught catechism for a period of years.
Lifelong member of the Christian Mother’s Society. She attended the Rib Lake Senior Center

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Nancy Schabel of Milwaukee
Sons – David (Jane) Zondlo of Weston, WI & Ed (Mary) Zondlo of Rib Lake

CHILDREN DECEASED: infant son – John in 1934

GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 16

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Step-Sister: Grace Cohler of Spencer

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Ed Brehm; Half-Sister: Delora Tepp

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Brehm DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Schneck

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Joe, Jennifer, Jimmy & Mary Jo Schabel, Michael, Tylor, Jackson, Steve & Rodger Zondlo, Sue Netzer, Brett House

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MARIE P. BETZ

NAME OF DECEASED: MARIE P. BETZ AGE: 95

ADDRESS: Sun Prairie Health Care Center, Sun Prairie, WI; A former Westboro are resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:35 AM Tuesday, November 13 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center, Sun Prairie, WI

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 PM Sunday, November 18 at First Lutheran Church, Westboro

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro, WI

VISITATION: 12 noon until the time of funeral services at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 18 at First Lutheran Church, Westboro

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 11, 1917 in Westboro, WI

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary schools and was a graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: February 14, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Arthur W. Betz and he preceded her in death in 2002

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She moved to Chicago in 1934 where she worked for a period of time. They moved to Madison in 1951 where she worked at Noll’s Cafe’, owned Betz Food Market and worked for the State of WI Dept. of Unemployment Compensation for 16 years until she retired in 1982. Her passion for growing flowers earned her the reputation as the “flower lady”. Sharing her wide variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods was just one trait of her generosity.

MEMBER OF: Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison for over 50 years

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tim (Kathryn) Betz of Waunakee, Mark (Diane) Betz of DePere, and Jennifer Frickelton of Deerfield

GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Karl (Tami) Betz of Waunakee, Kristina (Eric) Leudtke of Cross Plains, Jake Betz of Chicago, Andy (Ashley) Betz of DePere, Elizabeth & Skyler Frickelton of Deerfield

GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 5 - Owen, Ben, Cailee, Saxon, Madeline

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Elaine Mayer of Chelsea, Dorothy Hoveland of Westboro, Dolores (Neil) Reimann of Westboro; Brother – James (Mary Ann) Peterson of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers - Arvid, Alden, Lester, Alvin & John Peterson; Sisters – Kay Adams & Lael Dums

DECEASED FATHER: Angus Peterson DECEASED MOTHER: Jennie Hultin

PALLBEARERS: 6 Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church of Westboro
-Further survived by over 85 nieces and nephews
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

EUGENE G. HARDER

NAME OF DECEASED: EUGENE G. HARDER AGE: 80

ADDRESS: W5048 Allman Ave., Medford; A township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:47 PM Friday, November 2 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 2 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 7 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Cathy Burbury

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, November 6 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 7

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 25, 1932 at Medford, WI

EDUCATION: Town of Hammel elementary school, graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 1, 1952 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford to Virginia Brink and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the town of Hammel for many years until his semi-retirement in 1993. While farming, he drove school bus, hauled milk, did woods work and hauled lime for Herman Eggert. He drove bus for Black River Industries in Medford until 2009. He enjoyed visiting with people, puzzles, bird watching/feeding, hunting, traveling and coffee clutches. He was a past town of Hammel town chairman and fire warden.

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford where he was a past council president. Medford FFA Alumni, Central WI DHIA board member; ASCS board of Taylor Co.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Virginia “Ginny” Harder of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gary (Kathy) Harder of Medford, Julie (Tom) Matthews of Marshfield and Jeff (special friend – Dawn Kasper) Harder of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Gail in 1966, Daniel in 1990 & Wayne in 1995

GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Marie Potter, Elizabeth Bialozer; Brothers – Henry Jr., Robert & Frederick Harder

DECEASED FATHER: Henry C. Harder, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Hedwig Clusen

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Todd Kasper, Austin Matthews, Christopher, Patrick, Jesse, Michael, Aaron & Adam Harder

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given either to Community United Church of Christ, Medford or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2900 Curry Lane, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54311
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

WILLIS T. ROSS

NAME OF DECEASED:
WILLIS T. ROSS

AGE: 90

ADDRESS: 617 Cedar Street Medford, WI; City of Medford Resident;
Former Stetsonville Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 31 at the Memorial Nursing and rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 1 year, surrounded by his loving family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 5 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Monday, November 5 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 6, 1921 at Shawano County

EDUCATION: Attended Shawano, Wisconsin Area Schools and Norway, Michigan Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 3, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Evelyn M. Hartman and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Willis and Evelyn owned and operated a dairy farm in the township of Little Black, during this time Willis also owned and operated school buses for the Medford School District until his retirement. In his retirement, Willis drove truck for J. Bauer for a period of time. He enjoyed mowing lawn, snowmobiling, stock car racing, his dogs and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Evelyn M. Ross of Medford for 66 years.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gary (Marsha) Ross of Owen, Ronald (Shelly) Ross of Holcombe, Bruce (Sandra) Ross and Joanne Ross both of Medford

11 GRANDCHILDREN

16 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

DECEASED BROTHER/SISTER: Willard Ross and Loretta Peche

DECEASED FATHER: Joel Ross

DECEASED MOTHER: Loretta Ross (Maiden Name: Jenkel)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Willis’ family to be designated at a later date
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

ALVIN B. DASSOW, SR.

NAME OF DECEASED: ALVIN B. DASSOW, SR. AGE: 87

ADDRESS: W3889 County Road M, Medford; A township of Greenwood resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:55 PM Saturday, October 27 at his residence in the township of Greenwood under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION: 4-8 PM on Tuesday, October 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also at church from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 31

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1925 at the township of Chelsea, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Frey school, township of Browning

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: January 16, 1954 at Stetsonville to Mary Drager and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He logged during his whole life until retirement while residing in the township of Greenwood. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Mary Dassow of the township of Greenwood

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Marvin (Joleen) Dassow of the town of Medford; George Dassow of the town of Hammel; Randy (Kathy) Dassow of the town of Greenwood; Brian Dassow of the town of Hammel; Steve Dassow of the town of Rib Lake; Alvin Jr. (Annette) Dassow of Westboro; Kathy (Mark) Kind of Rib Lake

GRANDCHILDREN: 15 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 5

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Harold (Mary Ann) Dassow, Sr. of Medford & Arnold Dassow of Medford; Sisters – Darlene Drager of Medford & Ardella (Herman) Dohrwardt of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Ralph, Donald, Hilbert, Henry, Clarence & Robert Dassow
Sister – Elaine Gumz

DECEASED FATHER: Henry J. Dassow DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Barkow

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Jodi, Richard, Jason, Justin, Cody & Dakota Dassow, Travis Bube

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the family for a future designation
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Monday, October 22, 2012

RUTH A. TROIBER

NAME OF DECEASED: RUTH A. TROIBER AGE: 83

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center-Continental Manor, Abbotsford, WI; A former Town of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:00 AM Sunday, October 21 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 1 week

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Joshua Krieger

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery – Township of Holway

VISITATION: 12 noon until the time of the American Legion Auxiliary service at 1:50 PM on Wednesday, October 24 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1929 at Medford

EDUCATION: Wayside elementary school, Township of Hammel and was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: May 16, 1953 at Sacred heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Vernon M. Troiber and he preceded her in death May 25, 2009

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she clerked at the Medford Co-op Store in Medford for many years until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed polka music, bird watching, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, volunteer work with the American Legion Auxiliary, and spending time with her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford; Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Linda (Jerry) Young of Slinger, WI
Grandchildren: Tara Parks of Wausau, Michael Sova of Slinger, Trina (Michael) Kaiser of Stratford
Great Grandchildren: Malik & Jovan Parks, Mathias, Lillian & Isaiah Kaiser

DECEASED FATHER: Homer G. Mathias DECEASED MOTHER: Anna W. Bunge

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

JOHN “JACK” F. ARMBRUST

NAME OF DECEASED: JOHN “JACK” F. ARMBRUST AGE: 81

ADDRESS: 630 State Road 102, Rib Lake, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:15 AM Thursday, October 18 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, palliative care unit, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held

VISITATION: There will be a memorial visitation held from 4-7 PM on Monday, October 22 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford & military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team at 7:00 PM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 27, 1931 at Medford, WI

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford, 1949 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1951 @ Medford to Eleanor Roberts and they were later divorced; 2nd: to Christine @ West Bend, IN and she preceded him in death n 1976; 3rd: In 1978 @ South Bend, IN to Mary and they were later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Army and served from 1951-1954. After the service he worked as a meat cutter in Medford and Indiana for a period of years. He also owned and operated a gun shop in Mishawaka, Indiana for a period of time. Retired and moved to Chelsea working once again at Armbrust Meats in Medford. He enjoyed the GB Packers, guns, Native American history, watching Western movies, reading Western books, & computers.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Ramona “Mona” Bergmann of Merrill, Jacquelyn “Jaci” (Philip) Henrichs of Merrill, Jayne (Michael) Thiel of Merrill

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – LuCinda Jean Bergmann in1991; Great Granddaughter – Tristan Muenchow in 2005

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 24 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 3

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Doris (Everett) Hoffman of Medford; Brothers – Robert (Ruth) Armbrust of Medford & David (JoAnn) Armbrust of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 3 Brothers – William “Bill”, Walter “Wally” & James “Jim” Armbrust

DECEASED FATHER: William P. Armbrust, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes G. Strachota

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Rib Lake Public Library
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ERNEST “OLD ERN” F. ARNDT

NAME OF DECEASED:
ERNEST “OLD ERN” F. ARNDT

AGE: 92

ADDRESS: 232 N. Main Street, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:52 AM Saturday, October 13 at his residence in the city of Medford under the loving care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice

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

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 27, 1920 in the Township of Hammel

EDUCATION: Township of Hammel elementary school & he attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 30, 1947 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Ruth Niemuth and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a diary farmer, mink rancher, and ginseng grower in both WI and MN over his working years. He enjoyed working with tools and invented a number of tools that were used in the mink & ginseng industry. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, watching sports & his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: First Baptist Church, Medford where he served as trustee deacon and co-chairman of the bldg. committee and the finance committee for many years. Wisconsin Fur Breeders Assn., Wisconsin Ginseng Growers Assn. Past president of the Medford Mink Club & the North Central Mink Assn. He had been a delegate to the National Board of Fur Farmers of both clubs. He was a onetime member of the Town of Hammel Wildcats baseball team along with his brothers Paul & Jerry

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ruth Arndt of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Bryan (Paula) Arndt of Medford & Bradley Arndt of St. Paul, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Melody Arndt; Grandsons – Steven Dunn & Christopher Balla

GRANDCHILDREN: Leslee (Tyler) Reed , Paul (Mae) Arndt, Kyle (Amanda) Arndt, Jon (Rose) Arndt, Jennifer (Darrell) Gatling, Natalie Arndt, Janelle Arndt, Jason Balla, Michelle Dunn

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Daisy, Alex, Tatiana, Zachery, Kenya, Rayya, Michael, Mikayla, Christopher

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers – Paul, Gerald and Alvin in childhood

DECEASED FATHER: Otto Arndt DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Dodzweit

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BERNADINE “BERNIE” BRAHMER

NAME OF DECEASED:
BERNADINE “BERNIE” BRAHMER

AGE: 83

ADDRESS: W777 County Road M, Rib Lake, WI Town of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:15 A.M. Tuesday, October 16 at the Medford Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 months, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday October 21 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Monday, October 22 at the church.

BURIAL: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County, Wisconsin

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 16, 1929 in Interwald, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Attended Green Grove Grade School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Chester
Brahmer and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school she moved to Minnesota and worked at a bakery for a few years. She then moved back to the Interwald area. Chet and Bernie were then married and owned and operated Chet and Bernie’s Tavern for 55 years until her retirement in November 2008. She also worked for various businesses in the Medford area. Bernie enjoyed playing softball, fishing and ice fishing, bowling, camping, snowmobiling, spending time at the lake, playing and listening to music, cribbage, playing cards, spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey.
PAST MEMBER OF: The Little Bohemia Women’s Bowling League, bowling for Chet and Bernie’s Bar, Played Women’s Softball for Chet and Bernie’s Bar, The Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club and the Taylor County Tavern League.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Chester “Chet” Brahmer of Rib Lake for 66 years

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer and Gerald (LaNah) Brahmer both of Medford and Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake
Daughter: Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt Brahmer, Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley Schreiner

11 GREAT-GRANDSONS

BROTHERS & SISTERS: Joseph (Marcella) Scheithauer of Medford, Ken (Gerri) Scheithauer of Medford, Herbert (Ruth) Scheithauer of Rib Lake, Allen (Linda) Scheithauer of Rib Lake and Dennis (Kathy) Scheithauer of Rib Lake, Vera Hoffman of Sheboygan, Alice (James) Smola of Rib Lake, Durana Asleson of Milwaukee and Barbara Steinman of Fond du Lac
Sisters-In-Law: Laverne Scheithauer and Delores Scheithauer both of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS: Marvin and Robert “Bob” Scheithauer
Sister-In-Law: Beth Scheithauer and Brother-In-Law: Lavern Hoffman

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph E. Scheithauer

DECEASED MOTHER: Marcella Scheithauer (Maiden Name: Jarchow)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner
Active: Ashley Schreiner, Todd, Michael, Kurt, Derek Brahmer and Tyler Henke

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bernie’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

HAROLD A. CURRAN

NAME OF DECEASED: HAROLD A. CURRAN AGE: 97

ADDRESS: 956 N. Front Street, Rib Lake, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:15 AM Sunday, October 14 at his residence in the village of Rib Lake under the loving care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 17 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski

PLACE OF BURIAL: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION AT: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 17

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 25, 1915 at Rib Lake, WI

EDUCATION: Rib Lake elementary schools, graduate of Rib Lake High School, received an accounting degree from UW-LaCrosse

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st: April 18, 1940 at St. John the Baptist Catholic church, Rib Lake to Kathryn Pellkofer and she preceded him in death December 25, 1967; 2nd: In 1979 at Santa Fe, NM to Lucille “Lu” Skue and she preceded him in death September 4, 2007

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Army, veteran of WW II. After the service he moved to Chicago where he worked as an accountant for Ace Hardware Corp. until his retirement in 1977. He moved to Santa Fe, NM where he resided for a period of time before returning to Rib Lake in 1994. He enjoyed reading, golf and fishing.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 daughters – Maureen (Al) David of Knoxville, TN & Paula (Bill) Thusing of Markham, IL

GRANDCHILDREN: 1 – Sean (Emma) Smolek of North Port, FL
GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 2 - Joseph & McKenna Smolek

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jeanette Clendenning of Rib Lake

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lorraine Nebeker; Brother – Marlin Curren

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Curran DECEASED MOTHER: Augusta Pries

PALLBEARERS: Bill Thusing, Al David, Sean Smolek, Mel Clendenning

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DONALDEAN PEARL NIGGEMANN

DONALDEAN PEARL NIGGEMANN
AGE: 84

ADDRESS: 491 24th Street North Wisconsin Rapids, WI Former Town of Westboro Resident

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 13, 1927 in
Westboro, Wisconsin

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:06 A.M. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Wisconsin Rapids where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years. Dean was surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 20 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, WI

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski

PLACE OF BURIAL: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County, WI

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. October 19 at the Good Shepherd Church, Rib Lake, WI where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Parish Rosary Service, and also from 10:00 A.M. until mass at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 20 at the church.

EDUCATION: Attended Westboro Grade School and was a 1945 Graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 1, 1946 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake, WI to Regis Conrad Niggemann. Regis preceded her in death on January 30, 1988.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Donaldean and Regis raised their 13 children on a family dairy farm in Westboro, WI. Throughout her life she was employed by several local establishments finding her true calling when she joined Hope Hospice, under the directorship of Barb Meyer. Dean enjoyed 15 years of devoted service to Hospice retiring at the age of 73.

She was an accomplished seamstress. Dean lovingly created many gorgeous ensembles for her family, most notably designing and stitching wedding gowns and other elegant attire, traveling as far as Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Cape Town, South Africa to complete her beautiful creations. She was the Lucky Lakers 4-H sewing leader for 30 years teaching several generations of children the art of sewing.

She enjoyed many keen interests; patchwork quilting, knitting, embroidery, and rosemaling, to name a few. She was a very skilled baker and candy maker. For many years her children’s’ teachers looked forward to their Christmas gift box of homemade candy.

She was a world traveler. Her bags were always half packed and ready to leave at a moment’s notice, especially to visit her many children and grandchildren, taking their poker money, and leaving them with full hearts and many fond memories. A mean wordsmith, she was never far from a crossword puzzle or Scrabble board. When younger she was an avid huntress enjoying walking through the woods, tracking deer and demonstrating her fine marksmanship.

Donaldean was a generous, kind, loving woman who deeply cared for her beloved children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and neighbors. She was her family’s first and finest teacher; teaching life’s many lessons from the beginning of our life until the end of hers.

MEMBER OF: Donaldean was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, WI for her entire life. She was active in the Christian Mothers Organization and a participant in numerous ministries.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons: Douglas of Wauconda, IL. Bruce (Lynn) of West Dundee, IL., Mark (Katharine) of Johnsburg, IL., Paul (Linda ) of Murfreesboro, TN., James (Conni) of Elgin, IL., Regis (Ane) Niggemann II of Milwaukie, OR

Daughters: Ramona (Martin) Silvester of Crystal Lake, IL., Barbara (William) Howlett of Jonesboro, GA., Beth (Timothy) Thomas of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Lorie (Bruce) Neumann of McFarland, WI, Cynthia (Steven) Mathews of Gardnerville, NV., and Debra (Richard) Quinn of St. Charles, IL.

29 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren

Son-In-Law: George Gavas of Wauconda, IL.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Richard Arlen (Marie) Trepanier of Lombard, IL, and Mari Louise VanKleek of Rosemont, MN.

PRECEDED IN DEATH: FATHER: Donald J. Trepanier, MOTHER: Marcella Trepanier (Maiden Name Hochstetler), BROTHER: Neil Trepanier, DAUGHTER: Cheryl Gavas, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Gayle Niggemann (Maiden Name Nelson)

PALLBEARERS: Sons and Son-In-Laws: Douglas, Mark, James and Regis Niggemann II, Martin Silvester, William Howlett, George Gavas, Timothy Thomas, Steven Mathews, Bruce Neumann and Richard Quinn

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to Hope Hospice.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

CLAYTON R. KAUER

NAME OF DECEASED: CLAYTON R. KAUER AGE: 76

ADDRESS: W1730 Wood Lake Ave., Rib Lake; A Township of Rib Lake resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:52 PM Thursday, October 11 at Memorial Health Center, emergency room, Medford where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 16 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Father Dennis Meulemans

PLACE OF BURIAL: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake where there will also be graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team

VISITATION AT: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 5:00 PM until the time of the Knights of Columbus rosary service at 7:00 PM on Monday, Oct. 15 and also from 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 16

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1936 at the Township of Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Mud Lake and Fawn Valley elementary schools and was a 1954 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: May 7, 1966 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Shirley A. Hein

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In 1956 he enlisted in the US Navy serving on the USS Runner submarine until 1960. He returned to Rib Lake and was employed as a fire warden for the DNR for 40 years. Then he worked as a mechanic at Roger’s Sinclair in Rib Lake until 1981. Then he owned and operated Beaver Valley auto repair shop until ill health forced his retirement in 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, and wood carving.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake; Council 9608 Catholic Knights of Columbus, Rib Lake; Rib Lake Sr. Citizens Center

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley A. Kauer of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joe Kauer of Rib Lake

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Judy (David) Schuring of Clinton, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Francis Kauer

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Kauer DECEASED MOTHER: Julia Bellanger

PALLBEARERS: John Rumler, Norman Scheuer, Pete Schmidt, Alfons Mitchell, Dave Schuring, Ron & Ben Kauer, Todd & Mark Lancaster

OTHER INFORMATION: Predeceased niece – Michelle Kauer
Further survived by many nieces and nephews
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Monday, October 8, 2012

LeROY “BUTCH” E. RUESCH

NAME OF DECEASED: LeROY “BUTCH” E. RUESCH AGE: 92

ADDRESS: Golden Living – Continental Manor, Abbotsford; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:43 PM Sunday, October 7 at Golden Living – Continental Manor, Abbotsford where he had resided for the past 10 months

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Friday, October 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Sleevaraju & Deacon Joe Stefancin

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

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, Oct. 11 where there will be a prayer vigil service held at 7:00 PM that evening

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 25, 1920 at the Township of Browning, Taylor County, WI

EDUCATION: Township of Browning rural schools, 1938 graduate of Medford High School and took electrical correspondence courses

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: April 25, 1942 at Milwaukee, WI to Lenore A. Heier and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a WW II US Army veteran serving as a sergeant in the Eastern European Theatre where he received a Bronze Star for his meritorious service in combat in the Italian campaign. After the war he and Lenore settled in Medford where he started an apprenticeship with Woody Hodge Electric and Otto Erl before owning and operating Ruesch Electric until retirement in 1980. Butch and Lenore enjoyed many years of living in Florida where he loved to fish before returning to Medford permanently. He also enjoyed hunting.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford where he was a past commander

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lenore Ruesch of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 15 - Sharon (Pat) Burns of Madison, Connie (Don) Kubac, Louisville, KY, Mike (Genece) of Corona, CA, Pat (Deb) of Wausau, Penny (Dan) Engh of Viroqua, Debby (Bill) LaBerge of Verona, John (Laura) of Dayton, MN, Val (Tim) Leath of Garden Grove, CA, Kelvin (Shirley) of Eau Claire, Tim (Carmen) of Medford, Amy (Doug) Christophersen of Wausau, Bev (Bill) Kraemer of Medford, Jason of South Riding, VA, Gabe (Janice) of Tucson, AZ, Lisa (Chris) Laursen of Mondovi

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 33 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 49

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 7 – Jack, Connie, Marie, & Lily Ruesch, Amanda Widmer, Helen Kraschnewski, Edna Mislowski

DECEASED FATHER: John Ruesch DECEASED MOTHER: Marie Schueneman

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

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Friday, October 5, 2012

RUTH M. CULLEN

NAME OF DECEASED: RUTH M. CULLEN AGE: 92

ADDRESS: 315 S. Lincoln, Stetsonville, WI 54480

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 PM Thursday, October 4 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ months

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: No Funeral Services

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, October 7

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 20, 1920 at Menomonie, WI

EDUCATION: Elementary education – St. Paul Lutheran School, Menomonie, St. Lucas Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Central Jr. High School, Menomonie, Pine Creek School, Township of Holway

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: October 11, 1941 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Clarence J. Cullen and he preceded her in death December 22, 1994

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, they farmed in the Township of Little Black for a period of years. She worked most of her life as a homemaker and mother. In 1988 she moved to Stetsonville and resided there until recently entering Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford. She enjoyed collecting recipes, cooking, gardening and quilting

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Sue & Marcieanne, both of Stetsonville, and Meri (Gary) Robida of Medford; Sons – Clarence (Donna) Cullen of Wolfeboro, NH, Donald (Jill) Cullen of Harshaw, WI
Daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Cullen of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Thomas Cullen in 2003

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 10

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – La Vern and Frederick Lehman; Sisters – Margaret Lehman and Ellen in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Charles Frederick Lehman DECEASED MOTHER: Henrietta Mathilda Graf

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by a feline companion - Zoey
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Monday, October 1, 2012

ARLEEN M. WEINKE

NAME OF DECEASED: ARLEEN M. WEINKE AGE: 92

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:45 PM Sunday, September 30 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 4 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 4 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Karlik

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake, WI

VISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 4 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 10, 1919 at the Town of Johnson, Marathon County, WI

EDUCATION: Silver Leaf School, Marathon County

MARRIAGE: June 29, 1940 in the Town of Wein, Marathon County to Alfred Weinke and he preceded her in death February 27, 2001

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In 1944 they moved from Marathon County to the Town of Rib Lake where they farmed for a period of time. She also did home cleaning in the Rib Lake area. In retirement she did volunteer work with Hope Hospice. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, sewing, crocheting, painting, the outdoors, gardening, flowers, her dogs and her family.

MEMBER OF: Attended Woodland Community Church, Westboro

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Randy (Priscilla) Weinke of Rib Lake

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4-Todd (Paula) Weinke of Rib Lake, Mike (Michelle) Weinke of Medford, Dave (Penny Rodman) Weinke of Rib Lake & Amy (Bob) Winter of Westboro; GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9-Cody, Colter, Megan, Chelsea, Noah & Gracie Weinke, Austin, Maddie & Emma Winter; GR. GR. GRANDCHILD: 1-Diesel Bowen

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Vangel “Birdie” (Earl) Hartwig of Ogema

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 sisters – Mirella Blasel & Almira Olwell
4 brothers – Frank, Orval, Laurel “Fats”, and Eugene Komarek

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Komarek DECEASED MOTHER: Lucia Vietanhaus

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Maddie, Emma and Amy Winter, Dave, Megan, Chelsea, Gracie & Cody Weinke
Active– Todd, Mike, Colter & Noah Weinke, Bob & Austin Winter

OTHER INFORMATION: Also surviving are numerous cousins, nephews & nieces
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford & Rib Lake serving the family
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