Tuesday, September 18, 2012


AGE:  78

ADDRESS:  Medford, WI; A township of Browning resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:45 AM Monday, September 17 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient this time for the past 1 day

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL:  2:00 PM Sunday, September 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Her Nephew – Russell Davis

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT:   Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 12:30 PM until the time of funeral services at 2 PM on Sunday, September 23

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:  October 5, 1933 at the Town of Barksdale, Bayfield County, WI
EDUCATION:  Ondossagon, WI elementary schools and was a graduate of Ondossagon High School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION:  March 10, 1956 at Bessemer, MI to Edward F. Walczak and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at Briggs & Stratton Co., Milwaukee.  She also worked as a secretary at Wisconsin Cheese Producers, Ashland.  After her marriage, she worked mostly as a housewife & mother.  For 16 years, she also worked as a merchandiser & product demonstrator at Copps IGA in Medford.  She delivered meals on wheels, made rosettes for the nursing home and helped with ice cream socials at the nursing home.  She enjoyed traveling, landscaping her yard, decorating for the holidays, reading, supporting the local arts and her grandchildren. 

MEMBER OF:   Two local Red Hat Societies

SURVIVING SPOUSE:   Edward F. Walczak of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  David (Tu Ae) Walczak of Dover, DE, Wanda Bearth of Gunnison, CO, Jaymi (David) Kohn of Medford, Tracy (Vern) Heinze of White Bear Lake, MN

 Granddaughter – Nina Bearth preceded in death in 1998


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS:  Sister – Marian Davis of Milwaukee

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS:  5 – Palmer Heglund, Lorrayne Drum, Eileen Gurney, Charles Heglund III, and James Heglund

DECEASED FATHER:     Charles Everett Heglund, II        DECEASED MOTHER:  Esther Florence Urbom

PALLBEARERS:   Grandsons – Braedon Bearth, Jason Kohn, Joseph Kohn, Michael Walczak

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 903 S. 17th Ave. Ste. B, Wausau, WI 54401
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com