Monday, December 30, 2013

TERRY LOUIS NEMITZ

Terry Louis Nemitz

Terry went to be with his heavenly father on December 29, 2013.

Terry was born to Robert and Judith (Buresh)Nemitz on Feburary 16th 1964 in Bloomer WI. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer WI. Currently a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church of Stetonsville WI.

Terry graduated from Bloomer High School in 1982. He met the love of his life, constant companion, and best friend, Helen R. Diamond in 1982 (her sister Carol's fault). Terry and Helen were married on August 20,1983. They shared 30 years of marriage.

Terry enjoyed traveling anywhere and every where. He was well liked and very loved by everyone he met. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and playing cards. There wasn't a card game that he didn't know or enjoy. He always had the ability, no matter what the card game, to know exactly what cards you had in your hand.

Terry is survived by his wife Helen, daughters, Sara ( Steve) Budtke, Kimberly Nemitz, son Matthew Nemitz, granddaughter Anna Budtke, mother Judith, sister Tracy ( Matt) Bischel, brother Tom (Penny) Nemitz. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and special friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Robert, brother Tim, maternal and paternal grandparents, Louis and Helen Nemitz, step grandmother Dorothy Nemitz, William Buresh, Edna Stelter, and step grandfather Clarence Wilda.
Terry will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 2 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville with Rev. James Babler officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 1 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 2 at the church. Honorary pallbearers are Steven, Scott and Mike Nemitz
Active pallbearers are Tim, Alan, BJ and Jimmy Nemitz, Andrew Bichel, James Moon and Jon Lechleitner. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Terry’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

If someone was in need, Terry was the first one to be there, if you needed a fourth for pinochle, Terry was your guy, and if someone needed a laugh, Terry would provide that too. His short time on this earth was full of so much life, his great love for the Lord and willingness to touch so many. Leaving a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

LILLIAN T. PERNSTEINER

NAME OF DECEASED:
LILLIAN T. PERNSTEINER

AGE: 93

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:10 P.M. Friday, December 27 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years, surrounded by her loving family.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 1 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 1 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a worship sing along and prayer time that will be led by the family from 1:00 - 1:40 P.M.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 22, 1920 in the Town of Hammel

EDUCATION: Attended grade school at Meadow Brook School in the Town of Hammel, Graduate of Medford High School, UW-Stevens Point receiving her degree in Teaching

MARRIAGE: June 1, 1944 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Alvin A. Pernsteiner and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2001.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lillian had a passion for teaching and her students. She taught at many country schools in the area for more than 25 years. She then worked at Weathershield as a laborer for about 5 years and at Ben Franklin until her retirement. She enjoyed singing, dancing, playing the piano, gardening and socializing. Lillian performed accordion, guitar and piano in the late 30”s. Lillian and her twin, Lydia performed in the area and on the radio many times.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where she was also in the church choir for 30 years. She was also a teacher and tutor.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Terry (Melissa) Pernsteiner of Champlain, Minnesota
Daughters: Dr. Carol Pernsteiner of McKinney, Texas, Sharon (Marcus Raffeet) Pernsteiner of Milwaukee, Cindy (Jerry) Klein of Issaquah, Washington, Sue (John) Zenner of Medford and Mary (Randy) Robida of Hudson

12 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Zachary and Jeremy (Chelsea) Zenner, Lindsey (Justin) Mayer, Amber and Aaron Raffeet, Elyse (Isaiah Dixon), Elliot, McKenzie and Emily Robida, Nicholas, Jacob and Samantha Pernsteiner

4 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Jackson and Paige Mayer, Iley Dixon and Stella Klein

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Twin: Lydia Meyer of Medford, Sylvia Spreen of New Rockford, North Dakota, William (Ellen) Spreen of Medford, Elroy (Lorna) Spreen of Medford and Bernice (Mark) Hirsch of Sparta

DECEASED FATHER: William F. Spreen

DECEASED MOTHER: Mary M. Spreen (Maiden Name: Skabroud)

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother-In-Law: Clifford Meyer

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Zachary and Jeremy Zenner, Elliot and McKenzie Robida, Nick and Jacob Pernsteiner and Aaron Raffeet

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lillian’s name to Holy Rosary Scholarship Fund
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Monday, December 23, 2013

MYRON “MIKE” E. BECK

NAME OF DECEASED: MYRON “MIKE” E. BECK AGE: 91

ADDRESS: Stone Crest Residence, Wausau, WI; A former Dorchester & Stetsonville area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:50 PM Sunday, December 22 at Stone Crest Residence in Wausau where he had resided for the past 2 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Graveside interment services will be held in the spring of 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 26, 1922 in the Town of Mayville, Clark County

EDUCATION: Dorchester area elementary schools, graduate of Dorchester High School & an automotive trade school in Rock Island, IL

MARRIAGE: January 14, 1948 to Alice Mae Alexander and she preceded him in death in 1995

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran of WW II. He worked for periods of time at Marathon Electric, Crestline Windows & Doors, he worked as a mechanic at Wausau Goodyear and as a service manager at King Campers all in Wausau.

MEMBER OF: Past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville & Stetsonville American Legion

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jerry (Nelwyn) Beck of Louisiana, Bob (Melody) Beck of Athens, Mary (Tom) Cappola of Mesa, AZ, Carol (Steve) Niehaus of Rothschild

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: James (Bernice) Beck of Stevens Point & Betty Marolt of Aspen, CO

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Caroline Hazen, Buelah Poski; Brothers – Albert & Anthony “Tony” Beck

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Francis Beck DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Hutter

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous nieces & nephews
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

BRIAN “WEASEL” L. METZ

NAME OF DECEASED:
BRIAN “WEASEL” L. METZ

AGE: 47

ADDRESS: N4669 Mall Lane Medford, Township of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:45 P.M. Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:30 P.M. Monday, December 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

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

INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 10:30 A.M. until 2:20 P.M. Monday, December 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

PLACE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 9, 1966 in Marshfield

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: October 4, 2003 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Andrea M. Hartman

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During High School Brian worked at Van’s Equipment in Medford for a number of years. He then worked at Geiger Repair as a diesel mechanic in Dorchester for a couple of years. Brian then worked at the Farmacy in Medford as a diesel technician for 12 years. He was currently working as a patrolman/ grader operator for the Taylor County Highway Department at the time of his death. He enjoyed racing and riding snowmobiles, hunting with his dogs, fixing stuff in the shop and playing Bass in Ain’t Got Jack, 10 Steps Down and the Vegtable Spit bands.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, President of the Westside Trailwinders Snowmobile Club, and the Lost Riders. Brian helped out with the youth hunt as a mentor and a guide.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Andrea M. Metz of Medford

SURVIVING DOGS: Windsor, Coco, Harper, and the former Saber and Rusty

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father: Loren “Jim” (Bev) Metz of Medford
Mother: Barb Metz (Maiden Name: Johnson) (Significant Other: Ken Nehls) of Medford
Brother and Sister: Todd (Significant Other: Carmen Merrell) Metz of Medford and Suzy (Scott) Jensen of Medford
Paternal Grandmother: Beulah Metz of Medford
Father and Mother-In-Law: William (Deanna) Hartman of Medford
Brothers-In-Law: Jess (Misty) Hartman of Medford and Brad Klabunde of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

URNBEARERS: Honorary: Jess Hartman, Brad Klabunde, Ty “Duker” Du Bois, Kevin Meyer and Keith Purdy
Active Nieces and Nephews: Chas Metz, Blaine, Brianne and Bailey Klabunde

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DAWNE L. LILTEICH

NAME OF DECEASED: DAWNE L. LILTEICH AGE: 49

ADDRESS: 30997 152nd Street, New Auburn, WI; A former Perkinstown area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced 12:35 PM Monday, December 16 in Chippewa County

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 27 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Friday, December 27

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 10, 1964 in Cudahy, WI

EDUCATION: Various elementary schools, attended Bay View High School, Milwaukee and New Auburn High School; She received a LPN degree from NTC in Wausau

MARRIAGE: February 14, 1989 at Merrill, WI to Michael G. Lilteich and they were later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She resided in the Perkinstown area for 20 + years until recently moving to New Auburn.
She worked in Gilman and at Colonial Center Nursing Home in Colby for periods of time. She was presently working as a bartender at the Ponderosa Bar in Chetek. She enjoyed riding motorcycle, taking care of people, and spending time with her family and friends.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Dylan Lilteich of New Auburn

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Michael Werner of Milwaukee, Scott Werner of Gilman, Mary (Dave) Daniels of Sheboygan Falls, WI, LeeAnn (Dave) Wroblewski of Waukesha, WI

SURVIVING PARENTS: Step-Mother: Patricia Werner of Milwaukee; Step-Father: John Walz of Columbus, WI

DECEASED FATHER: Gerald John Werner DECEASED MOTHER: Binnie Jean Summers

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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RANDALL “RANDY” J. FREY

NAME OF DECEASED:
RANDALL “RANDY” J. FREY

AGE: 58

ADDRESS: Formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Moved to Medford in July of 2013

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:40 A.M. Tuesday, December 17 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past month and recently under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Private services were held for the family with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 13, 1955 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools. Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Randall served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

SURVIVING SISTERS/BROTHERS: Sisters: Donna Flaherty of Oconomowoc, Pam Frey of Medford and Shelley (Tim) Lidstone of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Brothers: Vernon (Carol) Jr. of Woodridge, Illinois, Patrick of Medford and John (Claire) of DePere

SURVIVING MOTHER: Lucille M. Frey (Maiden Name: Schubert) of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Vernon J. Frey

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Randy’s name to Our House Assisted Living or to the Disabled American Veterans Association
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ELSIE C. GERSTBERGER

NAME OF DECEASED: ELSIE C. GERSTBERGER AGE: 90

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:38 PM Monday, December 16 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 1 year

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, December 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, December 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 8, 1923 at the Township of Goodrich

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary schools

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1942 at Rib Lake to Elmer J. Gerstberger and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Rib Lake for many years. While farming she worked at Gem Products Shoe Factory in Rib Lake for many years until retirement. She enjoyed baking, gardening and her family.

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elmer J. Gerstberger of Golden Living Center, Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: John (Patricia) Gerstberger of Rib Lake & Janice Olson of Waukesha, WI
Grandchildren: Mary & Julie Gerstberger of Rib Lake & Connie (Warren) Wisniewski of Waukesha
Great Granddaughter: Caitlin Wisniewski of Waukesha

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister - Rose

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Carl Kretschmer & Adeline Fehrman

DECEASED FATHER: William Kretschmer DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Unknown maiden name)

PALLBEARERS: Bob Anderson, Rick Cardey, Larry Ziembo, Rick, Taran & Michael Dohrwardt

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

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DOROTHY S. MAY

DOROTHY S. MAY

AGE: 92

ADDRESS: City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 11 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where she had been a patient for the past week.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:50 A.M. Tuesday, December 17 in the Fireplace Lounge at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 18, 1921 in Stratford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Stratford High School

MARRIAGE: May 1, 1947 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Robert ‘Doc” J. May and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1999.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dorothy was a homemaker. She was well-known in the region for her artwork and for giving many art demonstrations within the community. Dorothy was a charter member of the Black River Art Society and the Taylor County Arts Council. Mrs. May was recognized by the Wisconsin Rural Artists Association and was awarded the John Stewart Curry Medal for her outstanding job of promoting the arts in her community. Dorothy loved music, especially jazz. She also played many musical instruments.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she volunteered in many capacities in the church and school.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Maureen May of Sarasota, Florida
Son: Mark “Farley” (Rosemarie) May of Edgewater, Florida

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Dr. Nathan (Dr. Lianne Pino-Etten) Etten of Miami, Florida, Erin (Rick Gutierrez) Etten of Atlanta, Georgia and Robert May of Delafield.

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Georgia and Ryan Etten

SURVIVING SISTERS: Ruth Perkins of Van Nuys, California, Elizabeth Specht of Marshfield and Joann (Paul) Kleinheinz of Naples, Florida

BROTHER DECEASED: John Aldrich

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Aldrich

DECEASED MOTHER: Marie Aldrich (Maiden Name: Martin)

URNBEARER: Grandson: Dr. Nathan Etten

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s family requests memorials to be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School 215 S. Washington Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

PETER “PETE” J. BERG

NAME OF DECEASED: PETER “PETE” J. BERG AGE: 79

ADDRESS: 2711 S. Apple Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449; A former Town of Rib Lake resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday morning, December 11 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield where he had resided for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services are pending with Hemer Funeral Service of Rib Lake & Medford for the spring of 2014

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 5, 1934 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Ward grade school, Rib Lake area and was a 1952 graduate of Marshfield Sr. High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1958 to Joan Schuh and they were later divorced; 2nd: In Marshfield to Jacqueline Welch and she preceded him in death in 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduating from high school, he worked briefly for Steve Miller Cheese Company and Soo Line Railroad before entering the service. US Army veteran having served from 1954-1956. After the military, in 1958 he began his career with the Marshfield Fire Dept. where he worked for 24 years until his retirement in 1982 as an engineer. He then moved to the Town of Rib Lake where he resided until moving to Wells Nature View Assisted Living in Marshfield 1 year ago. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Steve (Lonna) Berg of Sheboygan, Daniel Berg of Westby, Alan Berg of Sheboygan
Daughter – Susan (Glen) Ridnour of Flower Mound, TX
Step-Children: Michelle (Brian) Gleeson of Strum & Joel Latham of Madison

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 & 1 step

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Betty Berg of Riverside, CA

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – David Berg

DECEASED FATHER: Richard Berg DECEASED MOTHER: Carol Sue Johnson

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces, nephews & other relatives/friends
-Any memorial contributions should be made in memory of Pete to the Rib Lake United Methodist Church
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FRANCES “LENA” A. BARTELT

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANCES “LENA” A. BARTELT

AGE: 86

ADDRESS: W2737 County Road M, Medford; Township of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:45 P.M. Tuesday, December 10 at the Golden living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aseracare Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 23, 1927 in Perkinstown

EDUCATION: 1945 Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: May 22, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Harold Bartelt, where they celebrated 65 years.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Frances worked at the Creamery in Medford, met Harold and was married. She then was a homemaker and helped on the farm. In 1959, they then moved to the Milwaukee area where she worked at the Amron Corp. In June of 1973 they moved back to the Medford area where she was a housewife, worked at the Rib Lake shoe factory and Weathershield in the Millwork Dept. until her retirement in 1987. Frances was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s business. She loved to fish from morning to evening, baking cookies, especially for Christmas and reading the Bible.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Harold Bartelt of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Terry (Barbara) Bartelt of Oak Creek, Harold (Jayne) Bartelt of Longview, Washington, Edward (Laura) Bartelt of Cape Coral, Florida, Ronald (Sue) Bartelt of Muskego, Karen (Andy) Prado of West Allis and Jeffrey Bartelt of Medford

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

SURVIVING SISTER: Marcella Saltis of Longview, Washington

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers: William, Ernest, Edwin, Leo, Harold, Herbert and John
4 Sisters: Marie, Elsie, Hulda and Louise

DECEASED FATHER: Amandus Kauss

DECEASED MOTHER: Olga Kauss (Maiden name: Srietlow)

URNBEARERS: Honorary: Grandchildren: Tami, Shawn, Greg and Leslie
Active: Kevin

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Frances’s name to St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church N5868 County Road C Rib Lake, WI 54470 Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BURL A. DYER

NAME OF DECEASED: BURL A. DYER AGE: 75

ADDRESS: 1000 Kennedy St., Lot 107, Rib Lake, WI 54470

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:24 AM Tuesday, December 10 at his residence in the Village of Rib Lake under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Friday, December 13 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 4-7 PM on Thursday, December 12 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 13

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 5, 1938 at Morgan County, Tennessee

EDUCATION: Sumbrite, TN elementary schools

MARRIAGE: 1st – Feb. 6, 1954 at Morgan County, TN to Katherine Ann Chapman and she preceded him in death May 20, 2004; 2nd – August 18, 2010 at Medford to Shirley Sawyer and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a welder for all of his working life in Skokie, IL until his retirement. He moved to Rib Lake in 2001. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, mowing lawns, dancing and country music.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley Dyer of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lorenda Szyka of Elk Grove, IL, Burl (Pat) Dyer, Jr. of Green Bay, Cindy (Leonard) Castro of Chicago, Mary (Russ) Ogorzalek of Medford, Roxanne (John) Ervin of Rib Lake, George (Diane) Dyer of Chicago, Dan (Diane) Dyer of Kentucky; Step-Children: Frankie (Bobbie) Kovach of Neelyville, MO, Vickie (Paul) Green of Naylor, MO, Victor Kovach, Jr. of Neelyville, MO

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – William Joseph Dyer in 1970; Step-Son: Billy Ray Kovach

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 & 12 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 & 4 step

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Albert Dyer of TN, Theodore (Josie) Dyer of FL, Madeline Daniels of MI, Troy Dyer of TN, Joe (Betty) Dyer of TN, Virginia “Tiny” (Jack) Shannon of OH

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Foy Dyer & Gwendelyn Moffitt

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Dyer DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Holder

PALLBEARERS: John Ervin, Russ Ogorzalek, Leonard Castro, John Potrzuski, Jacob Jerome, Terrance “Butchy” Zaszczurynski

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

ESTHER A. RESECH

NAME OF DECEASED:
ESTHER A. RESECH

AGE: 93

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 10 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 6 ½ years.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 13 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 13 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 15, 1920 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Esther was a very devoted daughter, who took care of her father and also helped care for family members in need. She was an avid reader, enjoyed floral and vegetable gardening and crocheting.

MEMBER OF: Esther was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford. She was very active in the St. Paul’s Ladies Circle where she served as past Secretary.

SURVIVED BY: Cousins and Friends

BROTHER DECEASED: Alvin Resech

DECEASED FATHER: Herman L. Resech

DECEASED MOTHER: Ella L. Resech (Maiden Name: Schmidt)

PALLBEARERS:

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Esther’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; 321 N. Park Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

ROBERT “BOB” R. DRAEGER

NAME OF DECEASED: ROBERT “BOB” R. DRAEGER AGE: 86

ADDRESS: W7140 Wester Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:50 AM Sunday, December 8 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 10 and also from 9 to 11 AM on Wednesday, December 11

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 8, 1927 at the Township of Bern, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Township of Bern elementary school & attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Delores Ann Brushaber and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed for most of his life in the Township of Medford. While farming, he worked at the Medford Creamery, Harvey Company & Weather Shield Mfg. until his retirement. He enjoyed puzzles, hunting, fishing, playing cards, darts, dancing and watching baseball games.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delores A. Draeger of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet (Ned) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Allen Draeger of Medford, Duane (Sue) Draeger of Medford, Donald (Carol) Draeger of Eau Claire, Leroy (Marge) Draeger of Medford, Carol (Gary) Kurth of Ogema, Marlene Gajda of Medford, Sharon Ruback of Merrimac, NH, Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, WI, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, MN, Cynthia “Cindy” (Jim) Annala of Westboro, Brian Draeger of Fairfield, Maine

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; Grandchildren - Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger;
Great Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 26 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 21

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Arlene (George) Collander of Camden, NJ

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – Harvey & Dennis Draeger; Sister - Edith Weiler

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Draeger, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Schlais

PALLBEARERS: Sons – Allen, Duane, Donald, Leroy, Eugene & Brian Draeger

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

HAROLD “SONNY” J. DASSOW, JR.

NAME OF DECEASED: HAROLD “SONNY” J. DASSOW, JR. AGE: 64

ADDRESS: W5256 Dassow Ave., Medford; A township of Chelsea resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced 12:20 PM on Friday, December 6 at his residence in the Town of Chelsea

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 10 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 8 PM on Monday, December 9 and also from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 11, 1949 at Medford

EDUCATION: Frey elementary school, Town of Browning and was a graduate of Medford High school; he also received a degree in Advanced Production Agriculture from NTC in Wausau

MARRIAGE: May 5, 1972 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Elizabeth “Betty” Overman and she preceded him in death November 15, 2006

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he was a US Army veteran. After the military, he returned to the area and did woods work. Then he purchased a farm in the Town of Chelsea where he farmed until his retirement. In retirement, he continued to do woods work and did custom farm work. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, gambling, and his grandchildren.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters - Tammie (Lance) Helmert of Medford, Mindy (Ryan) Thomas of Medford, Karrie (Nick Klinger) Dassow of Medford & Marsha (Kris) Schiszik of Fall Creek; Son – Monte (Lori) Dassow of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandsons – Jacob Schiszik in 2007

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Joe (Lynn) Dassow of Phillips, Mary Lou (Duane) Anderson of Medford, Judy (Gary) Weir of Medford, Leroy (Jeanette) Dassow of Medford, Ronald (Sharon) Dassow of Medford, Mark Dassow of Medford, Jane (Hoss) Ostrowski of Wausau, Carol (Tom) Judnic of Medford, Lanny (Debra) Dassow of Medford, Sara Dassow of Medford, Laura (Steve) Larson of Stratford

SURVIVING PARENTS: Harold & Mary Ann (Kraemer) Dassow of Medford

PALLBEARERS: Victor Schiszik, Gary Weir, Romie Kraemer, Roger Brandner, Rob Lamberty, Leroy Dassow

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

FRANK C. THUMS

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANK C. THUMS

AGE: 76

ADDRESS: Town of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:13 P.M. Friday, November 22 at the House of the Dove, Marshfield where he had resided for the past 2 days while being surrounded by his loving family and most recently under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 27 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 26 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 10:10 A.M. Wednesday, November 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 1, 1937 in the Town of Greenwood

EDUCATION: Attended Highland Grade School in the Town of Greenwood

MARRIAGE: October 15, 1966 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Jean M. Sigmund

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, Frank did logging and then owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Medford until his retirement in May of 2013. He was a gifted mechanic and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors and most of all being a Grandpa.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jean M. Thums of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Betty (Frank) Wrege of Marshfield, Katie (Dan) Krause of Dorchester, Jerome Thums of Medford and Laura (Brian) Gallistel of Medford

4 GRANDCHILDREN: Sam, Bailey, Jack and Olivia Krause of Dorchester

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Oliver (Mona) Thums of Isabella, Minnesota, Theresa (Charles) Bube of Rib Lake and Mary (Loren) Sherfield of Rib Lake
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Louis, John, Harold, Arthur, Harry, Ferdinand, Max and Norman Thums
Sister: Agnes Kosek

DECEASED FATHER: John Thums

DECEASED MOTHER: Theresa E. Thums (Maiden Name: Haider)

PALLBEARERS: Karen Dums, Roger Bube, Henry “Bobby” Kosek, Karl Sherfield, Quintin Denzine and Ian Davison

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made Frank’s family to be designated at a later date
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Friday, November 22, 2013

BARBARA JEAN “BARB” WILLE

NAME OF DECEASED: BARBARA JEAN “BARB” WILLE AGE: 65

ADDRESS: Durango, CO; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, October 1 at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, CO

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 2 at the Veranda, W5291 County Road O, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Michael Meier

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

VISITATION: the Veranda, Medford from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Monday, Dec. 2

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1947 at Medford, WI

EDUCATION: Township of Chelsea elementary schools & was a 1964 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1967 at Medford to Michael Polacek and they were divorced in 1992; 2nd: In 2008 at Durango, CO to Randall “Randy” Faber and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked at the Taylor County Register of Deeds office in Medford for a period of time. For most of her life she worked as a health care provider while residing in Wausau, Rib Lake and for the past 15 years in the Durango, CO area. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hobby farming, hiking, hunting, skiing & gardening.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Randall “Randy” Faber of Durango, CO

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Neal Polacek of Durango, CO, Guy Polacek & Kim Polacek both of Medford
2 Grandchildren - Caleb & Rileigh Polacek of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Linda Garrett of Edgewater, FL & Nancy Rohland of Medford
Brothers – Roger, David & Ralph Wille all of Chelsea

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Dennis Wille in 1964 & Alan Wille in 2004

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Dorothy (Vlach) Wille of Chelsea

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Wille in 2004

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MARY A. FILIPIAK

NAME OF DECEASED: MARY A. FILIPIAK AGE: 91

ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:15 AM Wednesday, November 13 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 ½ months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice of Medford and surrounded by her loving family and friends

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 16

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1922 in Superior, WI

EDUCATION: Flat Meadow Grade School, graduate of Medford High School, Taylor County Normal School, Medford and UW – Stevens Point with a teaching degree

MARRIAGE: September 1, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Steven J. Filipiak and he preceded her in death in September 1978

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She taught at local schools for a couple of years and then middle school in Pewaukee for a period of time. She then was a secretary at Babcock and Wilcox Company in Milwaukee until her retirement in 1987. She then moved to Medford in 2008 to be closer to family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, and was an avid reader.

MEMBER OF: St Augustine Catholic Church in Milwaukee

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Estelle Oldenberg of Medford; Brother – Jim Berger of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Norman Berger & Alice Hoffmann

DECEASED FATHER: August Joseph Berger DECEASED MOTHER: Mathilda Emma (Zimmerman) Berger

PALLBEARERS: Honorary - Jim Berger; Active - Randy, Dale & Duane Oldenburg, Mike & Gary Berger, Dave Nowacki

OTHER INFORMATION: -Further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives/friends
-In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the family for a future designation
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ERMA M. VLACH

NAME OF DECEASED:
ERMA M. VLACH

AGE: 98

ADDRESS: 650 Pearl Street Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:40 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 5 years and under the care of Aseracare Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 14, 2013 St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, WI

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake, WI

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 14 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, WI

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1915 in Rib Lake, WI

EDUCATION: Erma attended Fawn Valley and Ward Graded Schools and was a 1934 graduate of Rib Lake High School.

MARRIAGE: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church to Fred Vlach on September 5, 1936 and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1982.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked for Gem Products for 30 years until her retirement in 1977. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, arts, crafts, gardening and attending birthday parties.

MEMBER OF: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

PAST MEMBER: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church Ladies Aid

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet Kane of Greendale and Diane E. (Eugene) Zabrowski of Milwaukee

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Daughters: Shelby Brandner and Carol Vlach
Granddaughter: Sharron Brandner
Son-In-Law: Charles Kane

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 ; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 21: GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Lucella Formella of Sturgeon Bay, Donna Sauer of Rib Lake and Leo Frank of Big Spring, Texas

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother: Ervin Frank
Sister: Isabel Bleck

DECEASED FATHER: Ferdinand Frank

DECEASED MOTHER: Edam Frank (Maiden Name: Gerstberger)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

ARLENE KRAKENBERGER

NAME OF DECEASED: ARLENE KRAKENBERGER AGE: 101

ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:24 AM Friday, November 8 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, November14 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

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

VISITATION: No Visitation

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 24, 1911 at Stetsonville, WI

EDUCATION: Stetsonville, Dorchester and Medford elementary schools; 1924 graduate of Medford High School and 1925 graduate of Taylor County Normal School, Medford

MARRIAGE: Never Married

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Taught rural school at Woodville School in the Town of Goodrich. She worked at The Star News and Suits Drug Store until 1933. In 1933 she began work at the Pension Dept. of the Taylor Co. Welfare Dept., now called human services. She did bookkeeping and transcribing of case histories until her retirement in 1981 after 46 years. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and card playing.

MEMBER OF: Medford United Methodist Church and its church choir; Order of Eastern Star; Charter member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; Medford B.P. W. Club;

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Vernon Krakenberger in 2001; Sister – Norma Wachter

DECEASED FATHER: George Ferdinand Krakenberger DECEASED MOTHER: Emma Erickson

OTHER INFORMATION: Survived by nieces and nephews
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Monday, November 4, 2013

ESTHER S. Mc LEES

NAME OF DECEASED: ESTHER S. Mc LEES AGE: 99

ADDRESS: 600 E. Elm Street, Abbotsford, WI; Former longtime Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:30 AM Sunday, November 3 at House of the Dove Hospice House in Marshfield where she had resided for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Saturday, November 9 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Nancy Amacher

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 12 noon until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 9

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1914 at Westboro

EDUCATION: Attended Westboro grade school and Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: January 3, 1933 at Medford to Hilbert J. Mc Lees and he preceded her in death March 9, 1990

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked for Conan Doyle Studio in Medford for a period of years. In 1954 she moved to the Town of Medford where they owned a mink ranch and later dairy farmed until retirement. She moved to Continental Manor Nursing Home in 2009. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, weaving, quilting, flowers and reading.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford; St. Paul’s Ladies Aid; Peace Maker’s Quilting Group of St. Paul’s

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Delores (Don) Pernsteiner of Stratford & Herbert (Cheryl) Mc Lees of Cottage Grove, MN
7 Grandchildren – Sandra Guldan of Chili, Debra (Joel) Kuenzli of Oshkosh, Susan (Dennis) Bredemann of Madison, Brian (Cora) Mc Lees of Farmington, MN, Todd Mc Lees of Cottage Grove, MN, Craig (Alicia) Mc Lees of Beldenville, WI, Carrie (Mike) Kissner of St. Paul Park, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Harold Mc Lees in infancy; Granddaughter – Karen Pernsteiner in 1993

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 1

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Beda Olson & Elsie Chute; Brothers – Adolph, Arthur & Robert Carlson

DECEASED FATHER: John Carlson DECEASED MOTHER: Alvida Olson

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford
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LYLE B. SMEDEGARD

NAME OF DECEASED: LYLE B. SMEDEGARD AGE: 99

ADDRESS: 209 Wilderness View Drive, Marshfield, WI 54449

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:30 PM Sunday, November 3 at Golden Living Center – Three Oaks in Marshfield where he had resided for the past 2 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Thursday, November 7 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Kelm of Aseracare Hospice of Weston

INTERMENT: Chelsea Community Cemetery, Township of Chelsea

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, November 6 and also from 9 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 7

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1914 at the Township of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Mondeaux Grade school, and was a 1933 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: October 13, 1940 at Markville, MN to Marjorie Holmstrom and she preceded him in death March 28, 1967; 2nd: November 30, 1968 at Chelsea to Florence Elsie Shamberg and she preceded him in death July 10, 1991

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he was employed as a truck driver in the CCC Camps. From 1941 - 1961 he worked as a truck driver for Kimblom Service in Douglas County. From 1961 – 1978 he worked at Del Monte in Rochelle, IL as a boiler engineer. He retired in 1978 and returned to the Chelsea area. He moved to Medford in 2006. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and bowling leagues.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – David L. (Mary) Smedegard of Belvidere, IL & Brian K (Laurie) Smedegard of Marshfield; Daughters – Beverly A. (Al) Gelhaye of Richfield, MN & Diane C. (Rod) Ehmen of The Villages, FL

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

SPECIAL FRIEND: Margaret Seidel of Rib Lake

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Merle Tervi of Wausau
Sister-in-law: Louise Smedegard of Gatesville, TX

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Jim & Ken Smedegard; Sisters – Leona Steen, Celia Leischer, Verna Wacek, Hazel Wuethrich, Stella Smedegard

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Chris Smedegard DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie Jarchow

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Brad Chipman, Kirsten Miller, Megan Ehmen, Kathy Damon, Mike & Andrew Smedegard

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 2, 2013

GENEVA “GEN” L. BARTOSZEWSKI

NAME OF DECEASED:
GENEVA “GEN” L. BARTOSZEWSKI

AGE: 79

ADDRESS: N2286 Ten Crossing Road, Ogema; Township of Ogema

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:12 A.M. Friday, November 1 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 24 hours.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5 at the Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema

OFFICIATING: Pastor Randy Price

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5 at the Ogema Baptists Church, Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 29, 1934 in Hannibal

EDUCATION: Attended Hannibal Graded School and was a 1952 Graduate of Hannibal High School where she was the Salutatorian.

MARRIAGE: June 20, 1953 at Hannibal Presbyterian Church to Alfred M. Bartoszewski

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school, Geneva worked in Benton Harbor, Michigan for 1 year, came home and got married. She worked at a boat factory in Tomahawk in the fabrication department, at Larson Pallet in Ogema in production, the locker plant in Ogema and Great Northern Cabinets as a door sander. All during this time Geneva worked alongside her husband and owned and operated a small dairy farm. Geneva enjoyed reading, gardening and raising flowers. She pitched for the girls and boys high school baseball league while at Hannibal High School. Geneva pitched fast pitch softball for the Women’s Softball League in Ogema until the age of 53 years. She was also Ogema Centennial Queen in 1976.

MEMBER OF: Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema. Member of the Deaconess Board and taught Sunday School for 34 years. Sang in the church choir at Ogema Baptist Church

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alfred M. Bartoszewski of Ogema

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Terry) Younger of Ogema, Roger Bartoszewski of Ogema and Barbara (Brian) Kilty of Unity

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 3; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 5

SURVIVING SISTERS: Roberta Kuester of Rhinelander and Dolores (Raymond) Jaeger of Gilman
Sister-In-Law: Diane Mundell of Milwaukee

BROTHER/SISTER DECEASED: Gary Mundell and Gale Mundell Doris Anderson

DECEASED FATHER: Audree Mundell

DECEASED MOTHER: Opal Mundell (Maiden Name: Johnston)

PALLBEARERS: Terry Younger, Brian Kilty, Tim Floyd, Perry Anderson, Robert Peterson and Darrin Polzin

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Geneva’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

HELEN M. HOFFMAN

NAME OF DECEASED:
HELEN M. HOFFMAN

AGE: 96

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:06 A.M. Friday, November 1 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 15 years.

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

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, November 4 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, November 5 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 30, 1916 in Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: November 6, 1935 in Medford to Earl G. Hoffman and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1994

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was a homemaker and raised her children. Helen then worked alongside her husband at the Hoffman Ben Franklin for a number of years. Helen enjoyed playing cards, dancing and singing. They also enjoyed wintering in Florida.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joan (Allen) Clark of Prescott, Marjorie (Alfred) Rothmeier of Medford, James (Linda) Hoffman of Medford and Gail (Richard) Kestler of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: 2 Sons: Richard E. and Wayne C. Hoffman both in 1964
4 Grandchildren: Kathy Rothmeier in 1961, Mark Rothmeier in 1962, Lisa (Rothmeier) Lugo in 1988 and Rick Hoffman in 2008.

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 17; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 42; GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN 18

SURVIVING SISTER: Matilda Jawson of Milwaukee

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Alfred Pohle and Clarence Pohle, Ann Wagerle and Lillian Menos

DECEASED FATHER: Ollie Pohle

DECEASED MOTHER: Katherine Pohle (Maiden Name: Domine)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Tim, Cliff, Jesse, Jason and Ryan Hoffman, Rusty Peterson, Jon and Paul Rothmeier
All other grandchildren were honorary pallbearers

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the Holy Rosary School Endowment Fund 215 S. Washington Ave. Medford, Wisconsin 54451
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ROBERT “BOB” A. EDELBURG

NAME OF DECEASED:
ROBERT “BOB” A. EDELBURG

AGE: 79

ADDRESS: W1414 River Road, Rib Lake; Township of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 P.M. Thursday, October 31 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 4 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich

INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake where full military honors will be held.

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 4 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 4, 1933 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School; Attended North Central Technical College where he received a Certificate of Completion in Agriculture

MARRIAGE: August 6, 1960 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake to Jeanette E. Steinman

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959. He then worked as a Foreman/Operator for Highway Pavers in Milwaukee until 1972, where he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Township of Greenwood until his son; Robert took it over in 1991. Robert then drove truck for Bauer until his retirement in 2003. He also did logging his entire life. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, playing baseball, golf, dart ball and bowling. Robert also enjoyed making maple syrup.

MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jeanette E. Edelburg of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Kathy (Steven) Langteau of Stetsonville, Rob (Lori) Edelburg of Rib Lake, Shirley (Mike) Osowski of Minto, North Dakota, Roger (Beth) Edelburg of Freedom and Gary (Patty) Edelburg of Scandinavia.

GRANDDAUGHTER DECEASED: Tiffany J. Langteau on September 4, 2012

10 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Clifford Edelburg of Rib Lake and Valerie Mezich of Plover

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur C. Edelburg

DECEASED MOTHER: Clara C. Edelburg (Maiden Name: Schultz)

PALLBEARERS: Josh Langteau, Ben, Q, Lucas and Andy Edelburg, Ervin Steen, Linne Henrickson and Randy Steinman

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Robert’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

ROBERT “BOB” W. TACKE

NAME OF DECEASED:
ROBERT “BOB” W. TACKE

AGE: 85

ADDRESS: W6957 Center Avenue, Medford; Township of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:07 P.M. Wednesday, October 30 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and most recently under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 6 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 6 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 9, 1928 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Attended Milwaukee Area Schools and Technical College for Carpentry and Woodworking

MARRIAGE: April 18, 1953 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church to Doris J. Clausnitzer

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, where he did his boot camp at Camp Carson in Colorado and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After his return from the military he worked for Herb Steinbach as a carpenter for about 6 years. He then owned and operated Bob Tacke Carpentry for 30+ years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and ice fishing. He enjoyed being around his family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford and Taylor County Sportsman’s Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Doris J. Tacke of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Nancy (John) Czarnezki of Rib Lake, Matt (Judi) Tacke of Medford and Barb (Dan) Michler of Greenwood

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: James in infancy

GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER DECEASED: Tori Czarnezki

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 3

SURVIVING SISTERS: Jane Clausnitzer of Medford and Faith Bishof of Indianapolis, Indiana

BROTHER/SISTER DECEASED: Lester Tacke and Doris Allan

DECEASED FATHER: Helmuth W. Tacke

DECEASED MOTHER: Myrtle M. Tacke (Maiden Name: Berndt)

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Shane and Adam Czarnezki, Sara Hammes, Katie, Alex and Carisa Tacke, Michael and Joshua Michler

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Robert’s family to be designated at a later date
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

RUTH ANN MARSCHKE

NAME OF DECEASED: RUTH ANN MARSCHKE AGE: 75

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center, Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:10 PM Saturday, October 26 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 8 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 2 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro

OFFICIATING: Pastor Brian Karlick

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home – Rib Lake from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, November 1 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services on Saturday, November 2

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 28, 1937 at Cook County, IL

EDUCATION: Michigan, Rib Lake and Medford schools

MARRIAGE: Previously married and later divorced.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She baby sat for more than 100 children throughout her life while residing in Rib Lake. She worked as a nurses aid in Chippewa Falls for a period of time. She returned to Rib Lake where she did volunteer work at the Rib Lake Sr. Center, Rib Lake American Legion Auxiliary and Golden Living Center. She enjoyed crocheting, needle work and word search.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake American Legion Auxiliary; Past member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Patty Marschke of Menomonie, WI ; Son – Mike Marschke of Adams County, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Sandra Hanson of Milwaukee, Nancy (Joey) Ellis of Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina, Sue (Rollie) Thums of Rib Lake, Diana (David) Schaus of Mayville, Debra (Fred) Kravontka of Wausau
Brothers – Jack (Tootie) Marschke of Hollywood Park, FL, Art Jr. “Butch” (Joan) Marschke of Medford, Gary (Donna Krueger) Marschke of Rib Lake, Bryan (Dawn) Marschke of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Jim Marschke ; Brother-in-law: Don Hanson

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur Julius Marschke DECEASED MOTHER: Gertrude Vera Simon

URNBEARER: Gary Marschke

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends
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Friday, October 25, 2013

JANE E. HARTWIG

NAME OF DECEASED: JANE E. HARTWIG AGE: 69

ADDRESS: 2018 County Highway F, Athens, WI 54411; A Township of Bern, Marathon Co. resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 AM Friday, October 25 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 29 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: 4-8 PM on Monday, October 28 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 29 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 6, 1944 at Pontiac, MI

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary elementary school, Medford and was a 1962 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: September 22, 1962 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Jack Hartwig and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage she worked as an officer & bookkeeper for Jack Hartwig Trucking, Athens for most of her life until her recent illness. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Fifield, WI, gardening, traveling, crafts, knitting and her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Jack H. Hartwig of Athens

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tim (Jenny) Hartwig of Athens, Tammy Jane (James) Bowe of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Mary Jane (Brian “Spike”) Barkow of Wausau, Jack “Tuff” (Jenny) Hartwig of Hudson
Grandchildren – Eric (Courtney) Hartwig, Brooke & Erika Bowe, Johnathan & Jadyn Hartwig

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Mary (Boyd) Wanzer of Florida

DECEASED FATHER: Cyril Tlusty DECEASED MOTHER: Kathryn (maiden name: Dumke) Tlusty

PALLBEARERS: Tim, Jack “Tuff”, Eric & Johnathan Hartwig, James Bowe & Brian “Spike” Barkow

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations
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ROSE M. HOPFENSPERGER

NAME OF DECEASED: ROSE M. HOPFENSPERGER AGE: 77

ADDRESS: W11498 Butternut Hill Road, Medford; A Township of Grover resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:50 AM Friday, October 25 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 22 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Wednesday, October 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Township of Grover

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 30

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 6, 1935 at Ruby, WI

EDUCATION: Ruby elementary school, Chippewa County

MARRIAGE: February13, 1960 at Dorchester to Lawrence Hopfensperger

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Township of Longwood, Clark County for 38 years until retirement in 1998. Then they resided on Spirit Lake for 2 years and in 2000 moved to their present address in Perkinstown. She enjoyed collecting Avon bottles, fishing and camping.

MEMBER OF: Lublin American Legion Auxiliary

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Of 53 years - Lawrence E. Hopfensperger of Perkinstown

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Tom (Rose) Wooley of Mellen, Tim (Mary) Wooley of Mellen, Bonnie (Mike) Gossett of San Antonio, TX, Tracy (Melody) Hopfensperger of Belfair, WA, Stan (Jackie) Hopfensperger of Glidden, Scott (Annie) Hopfensperger of Killeen, TX

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 12 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 20

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Gilbert Walters of Holcombe
Sister – Harriet (Jerry) Potaczek of Cornell

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers - Al & Bob Walters; Sisters - Marcella Bader, Florence Clark & Mary Nyhus

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Walters DECEASED MOTHER: Adeline Burlingame

PALLBEARERS: Tom, Tim, Chad, & Jeremy Wooley, Tracy, Stan & Scott Hopfensperger

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

COREY N. A. CLARK

NAME OF DECEASED:
COREY N. A. CLARK

AGE: 33

ADDRESS: N5691 Clark Road, Gilman, WI; A Township of Cleveland resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:44 PM, Saturday, October 19 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 1 ½ days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be private family only at a later date

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 13, 1979 at Medford

EDUCATION: Gilman Baptist Academy and Gilman elementary schools, graduate of Gilman High School and CVTC in Eau Claire

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked road construction in Arizona for a period of time. Returned to the area where he worked as a welder while residing in Wausau & Rhinelander. He returned to the Gilman area where he resided until the time of his death. He enjoyed competing in motocross races, motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping & spending time with his family and friends.

SURVIVING FIANCE: Krystle Ewer and her children Alycia & Landon all of Line O Lakes, MN

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Jonathan C. (Emily) Clark of Mauston, Jesse A. Clark of Medford & Chayse L. Clark of Medford

SURVIVING PARENTS: Sheldon Clark of Gilman & Judy (Mike) Brandner of Medford
Paternal Grandparents – Keith & Dawn Clark of Gilman; Maternal Grandparents – Peter & Evelyn Debold of Sheldon

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

FRANK BIENIEK

NAME OF DECEASED:
FRANK BIENIEK

AGE: 77

ADDRESS: 236 N. Gershwin Street, Stetsonville; Village of Stetsonville Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:17 P.M. Saturday, October 19 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 25 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 25 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1935 in Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: March 23, 1957 in Milwaukee to Kathleen H. Ihamaki

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his time in the service, Frank worked in various factories and was also a police officer in West Bend and Marshfield. During this time he also owned and operated BBR Construction until his retirement. Frank enjoyed walking in the woods, woodworking and carving, fishing, birds and built many bird houses. He also enjoyed the Packers, CB and Ham Radio, and the fall colors. Frank was a creative cook and a dehydrating connoisseur. He was quite the story teller and jokester.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Kathleen H. Bieniek of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Nona (Randi) Carpenter of Mauston, Sally (Roger) Hamm of Chanhassen, Minnesota, Steven (Kaye) Bieniek of Rochester, Minnesota, Julie (Lori Heikkinen) Bieniek of Cloquet, Minnesota, Judith (Rod) Negus of Scandia, Minnesota and Michael Bieniek of Golden Valley, Minnesota

10 SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-In-Law: Robert Holin in 1996

SURVIVING SISTERS: Mary DeBruin of Campbellsport, Stella Pendergast of Eagle River, Evie (Bill) Mathews of West Bend and Kathryn (Jim) Chase of Hardenville, Missouri
Sisters-In-Law: Evie Bieniek of Kewaskum and Betty Bieniek of Milwaukee

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Adam and Tony Bieniek
Sister: Helen Surek

DECEASED FATHER: Adam Bieniek

DECEASED MOTHER: Susan Bieniek (Maiden Name: Kuna)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Frank’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

AGNES J. ZIRNGIBL

NAME OF DECEASED: AGNES J. ZIRNGIBL AGE: 90

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:21 PM Tuesday, October 15 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, October 19 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Lourdu Mandapati & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Dorchester, WI

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, October 19

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 31, 1923 at Dorchester, WI

EDUCATION: Dorchester area schools

MARRIAGE: June 13, 1946 at Dorchester to Leo G. Zirngibl and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1999

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was a housewife and mother while residing in Medford for over 60 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, gardening & spending time at the cabin on Hulls Lake.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of the G.U.G. Germania

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Phillip (Sharon) Zirngibl of Alpharetta, GA & Colleen (Chris) Morton of Aurora, CO
2 Grandchildren – Emily Morton of Aurora, CO & Alec Zirngibl of Alpharetta, GA

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Robert (Dorothy) Schumacher of Dorchester & Marlene (Bryce) Hinke of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Verna Weber, Cecelia Johnson, Melvin Schumacher

DECEASED FATHER: Pete J. Schumacher DECEASED MOTHER: Goldy E. Lapp

PALLBEARERS: Ken Hinke, Rob Wernberg, Ryan, Neil, Ned & Tony Schumacher

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KAREN M. ORTH

NAME OF DECEASED:
KAREN M. ORTH

AGE: 64

ADDRESS: 632 Urquhart Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:55 A.M. Sunday, October 13 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will be held at the Medford VFW on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. where full military honors will be performed at 1:00 P.M. by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

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

EDUCATION: Graduate of Abbotsford High School

MARRIAGE: August 30, 1974 in Neillsville to Rodney G. Orth

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Karen served in the U.S. Army from July 1967 until December 1969. She then worked at Phillips Plastics in Medford for 27 years and then worked at Kmart until ill health forced her retirement. She was an avid reader. Karen also enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, camping, computer games and her dog, Alex.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rodney “Goose” G. Orth of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Christy Matthews of Medford

GRANDSON: Dylan Matthews of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sheryl (Robert) Mengel of Lakewood, Dennis (Bev) Langteau of Luxemburg, Allen Langteau of San Diego, California, Vicki(Robert) Spindler of Rothschild, James (Joy) Langteau of Abbotsford, Cathy Osborne of Weston, Sandy (Robert) Warner of Weston and Lori Schmidt of Stratford

SURVIVING MOTHER: Shirley Langteau (Maiden Name: Knoll) of Abbotsford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur Langteau

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Karen’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

MICHAEL “MIKE” J. MAES

NAME OF DECEASED:
MICHAEL “MIKE” J. MAES

AGE: 64

ADDRESS: 2435 Grand Avenue Apt. #9, Wausau; Former Rib Lake Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:28 P.M. Saturday, October 12 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 15 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: November 6, 1982 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Virginia “Ginger” H. Wolfe

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Mike worked on the loading docks at Nuerndorf in Chicago for a couple of years. He then was a farm hand at Magnuson’s Mink Ranch in Ogema for 4 years. Mike was a Supervisor at Great Northern Cabinetry in Rib Lake for 10 years and then worked as a window assembler at Weathershield in Medford until his retirement in 2008. Mike was a volunteer fighter for the Rib Lake Fire Department for numerous years and also served on the Rib Lake Village Board for two terms. He enjoyed watching TV.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Virginia “Ginger” H. Maes of Wausau

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Scott (Suzi) Swiantek of Wausau, Regina (Michael) Winski of Wausau, Heather (Tony) Nichols of Wausau and Melanie Maes of Wausau

9 Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: William (Lyn) Maes of Rising Sun, Maryland, Patty (Joe) Miller of Harrisburg, Illinois, Russell (Lynette) Pfefferle of Appleton, Daniel (Karen) Maes of Evergreen, Colorado, Thomas Granno of Eagle River and James (Susan) Maes of Winona, Minnesota

SISTER DECEASED: Anita Hester

DECEASED FATHER: Earl B. Maes

DECEASED MOTHER: Lorraine Maes (Maiden Name: March)

PALLBEARERS: Scott Swiantek, Tony Nichols, Russ Pfefferle, Tom Granno, Dan, Jim and Bill Maes

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mike’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Friday, October 11, 2013

CELIA D. LEMKE

NAME OF DECEASED:
CELIA D. LEMKE

AGE: 84

ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:25 P.M. Thursday, October 10 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 14 at the First Baptist Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Wipf

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 14 at the First Baptist Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 17, 1929 in Goodrich

EDUCATION: Attended Goodrich area schools

MARRIAGE: 1952 in Medford to William H. Lemke and he preceded her in death on September 15, 1996

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, Celia was a homemaker until starting at the Memorial Hospital of Taylor County and Memorial Nursing Home, Medford as a cook for 17 years until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed traveling, camping, sewing, crocheting, cooking, going to church and visiting her friends.

MEMBER OF: First Baptist Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Shirley (Gerry) Weldy of Adams and Scott (Christine) Lemke of Herbster

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughters: Nancy Hennen and Barbara Steadter
Son: Richard Lemke in infancy

9 Grandchildren; 13 Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTER: Paul (Shelvie) Griswold of Tennessee and Mary (Pete) Milosevich of Watertown

BROTHERS/SISTER DECEASED: Brothers: Warren and Lymann Griswold
Sister: Marjorie Rinehart

DECEASED FATHER: Orren S. Griswold

DECEASED MOTHER: Addie “Bess” E. Griswold (Maiden Name: Foster)

PALLBEARERS: Scott and Susie Lemke, Troy and Amber Hamm, Gerry Weldy and Lamar Makal

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Celia’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DORIS J. MEYER

NAME OF DECEASED: DORIS J. MEYER AGE: 68

ADDRESS: 827 Impala Drive, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced Tuesday, October 8 at her home in the City of Medford

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

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 7 PM Thursday, October 10 where there will be a7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening and also from 9 AM to 10:40 AM on Friday, October 11

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 18, 1944 at Thorp, WI

EDUCATION: Thorp and Owen elementary schools, 1962 graduate of Abbotsford High School, and attended UW-Stout, Menomonie

MARRIAGE: November 14, 1964 at Owen to James E. Meyer and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was a longtime employee at the State Bank of Medford, later Mid Wisconsin Bank, where she worked as a teller and receptionist until retirement in 2010. She also worked many years as a secretary for Meyer Auto Body in Medford. In retirement she worked with her son Nate at Perkins Place Art Gallery in Medford. She was an excellent seamstress and sold embroidery work. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, cooking, baking, gardening & playing piano.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Our Ladies of Holy Rosary woman’s group

SURVIVING SPOUSE: James “Jim” E. Meyer of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Kevin (Jackie) Meyer of Medford, Brad (Rachel Hugh) Meyer of Medford, Nathan Meyer of Medford & Philip (Marzena) Meyer of Minneapolis, MN

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: David (Dorothy “Dottie”) Kramas of Delevan, WI, Paul (Marcy) Kramas of Mosinee, Jack (Marlene) Kramas of Abbotsford, Tom (Pat) Kramas of Athens, Louise (Mike) Wagner of Denmark, WI, Joanne Kramas of Abbotsford, Mark (Carleen) Kramas of Marshfield, Bruce Kramas of Dyersburg, TN, James (Sally) Kramas of Ilion, NY

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 1 brother in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Paul Andrew Kramas DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Elizabeth Kostrzewa

PALLBEARERS: Chris Kroenig, Todd Bychinski, Glen Gonnering, Craig, Tim & Andrew Kramas

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to Holy Rosary School, Medford or to the family for future designations
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

GREGORY “GREG” G. HANKE

NAME OF DECEASED:
GREGORY “GREG” G. HANKE

AGE: 55

ADDRESS: W2479 Bear Avenue, Rib Lake, Township of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:25 P.M. Monday, October 7, 2013 at the House of the Dove, Marshfield, where he had been a resident for the past two weeks; surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 12 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Father Dennis Meulemans

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake with a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service. Also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00A.M. Saturday October 12, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 13, 1958 at Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: September 29, 1984 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Cindy A. McNamara and she survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Gregory drove for United Van Lines for a period of time. He then drove transport for Fermanich Fuel Company of Antigo for a number of years. Gregory then took over the family business of Hanke Oil Company in Rib Lake for 24 years. He loved being outdoors and going to the cabin. Most of all He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and being with his family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake. Served as past president of the Rib Lake Industrial Development Committee for a number of years.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Cindy A. Hanke of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Tiffany) Hanke of Rib Lake & Keith Hanke of Westboro

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Trysten & McKenna Hanke of Rib Lake

SURVIVING SISTERS: Jeanie (Dan) Lechmaier of Rib Lake & Sue (Barry) Anderson of Rib Lake

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother: Estelle (Andy) Borg (Maiden Name: Kriplean) of Ogema
Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

DECEASED FATHER: Vernon F. Hanke

PALLBEARERS: Dan Lechmaier, Gary Harder, Curt Camps, Dennis McNamara, Barry Anderson, & Pat Harder

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Greg’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford & Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

ROY E. BORMANN

NAME OF DECEASED: ROY E. BORMANN AGE: 81

ADDRESS: Alexandria, IN; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: June 18, 2009 at St. John’s Medical Center, Anderson, IN

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford area military honors team

OFFICIATING: Father Frederick P. Brost

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, October 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 13, 1927 at Medford

EDUCATION: Thielke elementary school, Town of Medford and was a 1945 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: November 24, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Bernice Lukewich and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he entered the US Army and was a veteran of WW II serving in Panama guarding the Panama Canal. After the service, he was employed by Metzler Monument, Hurd Millwork & Weather Shield Mfg. for periods of time while residing in Indiana, Michigan & Medford. He taught CCD classes at Holy Rosary and wood working to Taylor County 4-H children. He enjoyed wood working, fishing, building & flying radio controlled airplanes.

MEMBER OF: Past member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and past grand knight of the Medford Council #1744, Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bernice Bormann of Warsaw, IN

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Mark (Sherry Speicher) Bormann of Warsaw, IN
Granddaughter – Jamie Bormann of Macon, GA

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – James Bormann in 1986

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Joyce Bartmann of Watertown, WI
Sister-in-law: Rosie Bormann of Milwaukee

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Claude, Melvin “Mac” & Harvey Bormann
Sisters – Florence Brandl, Shirley Olson & Ethel Helen Bormann in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Bormann DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Tippelt

PALLBEARER: Mark Bormann

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary School, Medford
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