Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EDWARD R. EISNER




Edward Ronald Eisner, age 85, was called home to his heavenly father, on Dec. 27, 2014, in the comfort of his house at Phillips.

Edward (Ronnie) was born the fourth child of John and Mary belle (Dennee) Eisner, on March 30th 1929, in Stratford, Wisc.He attended local schools in Park Falls, before joining the Navy in 1946. He traveled the European continent on the USS Houston, as part of the US Naval Force Europe Operation Goodwill.

Edward (Ronnie) met the love of his life, Marjorie Elaine Kainz in Rib Lake, Wisconsin where he committed to marry her and become the father of her 6 children. They were married on June 30, 1962 and relocated the family to West Dundee, Il.  They lived a number of locations in Illinois during their working years.  In 1969 he became a heavy equipment operator with Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers. He loved his job until his retirement. This year he received a certificate of Awards for recognition of 45 years of service to Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers. He was a lifetime member. Once they retired they made the moved back to Wisconsin.

The two biggest loves of his life were his family and the church. He loved to hear what his children and grandchildren were doing. He was always asking just the right question and his favorite response was “Oh Really“ or “that’s ludicrous”. He left each one of them with the feeling that they were the most important person to him. He was a faithful member of St. Therese Catholic church in Philips Wisconsin

 Ed was gifted with a remarkable memory and uncanny ability to connect with everyone he met. Family and friends were amazed and entertained by his life stories. He lived from his heart and ironically he gave so much of that away that it could not sustain his life. His departure leaves a large void in the hearts of all who knew him.

Edward is survived by his family: Ron (Eisner) Overholt of Grand Rapids, MI; Michael(Tigger) Kainz of Denver, CO; Wayne Eisner of Irons, MI; Donald(Peng Min)Kainz of Las Vegas, NV; Marilyn (David) Weber of Savannah, IL; Rick (Connie) Kainz of Denver City, TX; Karla Crawford of Galena, IL; and 15 grandchildren scattered throughout the country. His Brothers and Sister: Robert(Joan) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; William(Delores) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; Charles(Rita) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; Roberta (Donald)Engel  of Fort Atkins, WI; David (Mary) Eisner of Ogema, WI; and many Nieces and Nephews

He is preceded in death by his loving wife Marjorie; parents John and Mary Belle Eisner; Daughter Judith Craft; Brothers Lloyd Eisner, and John Eisner Jr; Sisters Mary Ann (Hoefferle) Yanko and Helen Ochodnicky.

A prayer service in his memory will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015, 11:00am at St. Therese Catholic Church, Phillips WI.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

DONALD “DON” F. HALOPKA

NAME OF DECEASED: 
DONALD “DON” F. HALOPKA

AGE: 69

ADDRESS: 6839 County Highway Medford; Township of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  4:55 P.M. Saturday, December 27 at his residence

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

INTERMENT:  Medford Evergreen II 

VISITATION:  9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 28, 1945 in Wausau

EDUCATION: Attended Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked on his parent’s farm in Medford until it was sold; he then began raising heifers for sale for 20+ years. During this time he also worked as a repairman for Niemuth Implement in Stetsonville for 17 years. Don then sold his hobby farm and worked at Huotari of Medford in the shop until his retirement. He enjoyed watching sports and talking about farming.

MEMBER OF:  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING SISTER: Carol Jochimsen of Medford
Also survived by a Nephew, Great Nephew and Niece, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Frank J. Halopka

DECEASED MOTHER: Clarabelle E. Halopka (Maiden Name: Schoenfeldt)

PALLBEARERS: Jody and Alex Jochimsen, Jerry Fiebke, Dennis Brandner, Mike Thompson and Bill Ziemer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Don’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, December 26, 2014

JEANETTE LAKE

NAME OF DECEASED: JEANETTE LAKE AGE: 66

ADDRESS: N3137 Chucks Road Medford; Township of Hammel Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 A.M. Thursday, December 25 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 30 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 30 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1947 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee

MARRIAGE: William O. Cox on August 4, 1975 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2004. She then married Leander “Lee” Lake on April 25, 2007, he survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jeanette worked in the Environmental Services at the Watertown Hospital for 25 years and at Phillips Plastics and Marathon Cheese, Medford. She was a “Rummage Sale Queen” and enjoyed casinos, camping, fishing, traveling and visiting family especially grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Leander “Lee” Lake of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters: Dottie (Jerry) Saavedra of Bismarck, North Dakota, Tammy Cox-Burnett of Merrill, Pam (Jason) Bartlett of Wisconsin Rapids and Dawn (Michelle) Blaise of Springfield, Missouri
Step-Children: DeAnn (Henry) Olson of Gilman, Kurt (Michelle) Lake of River Falls, and Craig (Julie) Lake of Ogema

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 18 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHER/SISTERS: Twin Sister: Jean (James) Barringer of Wautoma, Emil (Dorothy) Bogart of Neenah, Suzanne (Anthony) Kiselicka of Medford and Christine (Late Richard) Lorbiecki of Milwaukee.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 4 Brothers and 3 Sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Bogart DECEASED MOTHER: Alice M. Bogart (Maiden Name: Emchke)

URNBEARER: Sister- Suzanne Kiselicka

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Jeanette’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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CHARLES “CHUCK” W. METZ


NAME OF DECEASED:
CHARLES “CHUCK” W. METZ

AGE: 75

ADDRESS: 137 N. 2nd Street Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:06 P.M. Tuesday, December 23 at the Aspirus Nursing and Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 9 months and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be at 11:30 A.M. Monday, December 29 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Township of Little Black

VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:20 A.M. Monday, December 29 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 6, 1939 in Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: November 12, 1966 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Linda R. Poehnlein

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Chuck was a millworker at Hurd Window and Door Manufacturing for 39 ½ years until his retirement in December 2004. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling, fishing, watching sports and spending time with his grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Knights of Columbus; Catholic Order of Foresters

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Linda R. Metz of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jenny (Kelvin) Peche of Medford
Ryan (Audrey) Metz of Rib Lake

GRANDSON DECEASED: Christopher C. Metz in 2008

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Lillian, Benjamin and Joshua Metz of Rib Lake

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTER: Ramona “Mona” (Kayo) Pope of Stetsonville, Jim (Bev) Metz, Paul Metz, Mark (Dee Habeck) Metz, Philip (Debbie) Metz and Steve (Kate) Metz, all of Medford, Dan (Jeneane) Metz of Stetsonville

SURVIVING MOTHER: Beulah Metz (Maiden Name: White) of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Charles I. Metz

URNBEARER: SON- Ryan Metz

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Chuck’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Medford or to the Aspirus Nursing and Rehab, Medford. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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Monday, December 22, 2014

FLORENCE A. GOESSL

NAME OF DECEASED: FLORENCE A. GOESSL AGE: 96

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center – Continental Manor, Abbotsford; Former Town of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:20 AM Monday, December 22 at Golden Living Center –Continental Manor, Abbotsford where she had resided for the past 6 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 27 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 27

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 4, 1918 in the Township of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Spruce Grove Elementary School, Town of Deer Creek

MARRIAGE: April 14, 1937 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Clarence Goessl and he preceded her in death March 22, 1988

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in the Town of Little Black from 1942 to 1975. She resided in Stetsonville and in 2004 resided at Country Gardens in Medford for periods of time. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and sewing.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Catholic Order of Foresters

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary Ann Lehman of Medford, Charles (Judy) Goessl of Caledonia, Norbert (Joanne) Goessl of Medford, Joyce Grinker of Medford, Margaret (Frank) Bohte of Dorchester, Betty (Tom) Geiger of Stetsonville, Theresa (John) Fleischmann of Stratford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons-in-law: Delmar “Del” Lehman & William “Bill” Grinker

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 21 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 29

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Helfert of Colby and Dorothy (Casey) Sobczak of Hot Springs Village, AR

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Clarence Cypher, Catherine Seidel, Marie Bernard & Marcella Wittlinger

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Cypher DECEASED MOTHER: Hermine (Maiden name – Jakel) Haberman

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Gary, Andy & Mark Goessl, Brian, Pat & Paul Lehman, Scott Geiger, Luke Fleischmann

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

ALTA JUNE HEMPEL

NAME OF DECEASED: ALTA JUNE HEMPEL AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 509 Lemke Avenue, Medford, WI, Deerview Meadows Assisted Living where she had lived for the past 6 years.

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford, December 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM, Monday, December 29, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING: Rev. Brian Mundt

VISITATION: Monday December 29, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 1:00 PM.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1926 in the Village of Unity, Wisconsin.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford Area Senior High School.

MARRIAGE: Married Franklin Harold Hempel on October 25, 1944 in Medford.

HOBBIES / INTERESTS: Alta served as the book keeper for Hempel-Skelly Service and also Doberstein Lumberyard. Alta and her husband Frank owned and operated Wildwood Supper club in Chelsea from 1977 – 1986. She was an avid knitter, and enjoyed crocheting. She was a key member in the research for the Genealogy of all cemeteries in Taylor County, and also surrounding counties. She also enjoyed painting Rosemaling and plates. Alta was well known for making “Ukrainian Eggs”. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was Baptized and Confirmed. She served on several ladies committees at the church, and also was a Sunday school teacher.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bruce (Pat) Hempel of Medford, Luanne (Bruce) Olson of Stetsonville.

GRANDCHILDREN: Brian Hempel, Shelby Hempel, Kari (Jason) Wanke and Michael (Michelle) Olson

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers and Sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Albert Leffel DECEASED MOTHER: Delia (Born) Leffel


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Alta may be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THOMAS P. BROST


NAME OF DECEASED: THOMAS P. BROST

AGE: 78

ADDRESS: 2851 Boss Road in Abbotsford, Previously of 634 S. Park Ave. Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:05 A.M. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Private Memorial Service was held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Private Cremainal Inurnment took place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1936 in Medford

EDUCATION: Tom attended Holy Rosary Grade School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Tom enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, the outdoors and watching T.V.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lambert “Red”, Leroy, Vernon, Allen (Joanne) Brost all of Medford, Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay and Marlene Dettmering of Medford. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rita Werner in 1975 and Margaret “Peg” Tuma on April 19, 2014

DECEASED FATHER: Anton J. Brost

DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret C. Enders

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorials can be made in Tom’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Schools.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MARJORIE “MARGE” E. METZ

NAME OF DECEASED: MARJORIE “MARGE” E. METZ AGE: 67

ADDRESS: N3895 Oriole Drive, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 7:55 AM on Tuesday, December 16 at her residence in the Town of Medford

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

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

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

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, December 19

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 6, 1947 at Medford

EDUCATION: Little Black Center School, Town of Little Black and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: July 20, 1968 at Sacred heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Paul L. Metz and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In her earlier years, she worked as a nurses aid at Memorial Nursing Home, Medford. Then she worked as a housewife & mother while her children were growing up. In 1981 she worked as a nurses aid and later a receptionist at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County, Medford until ill health forced her retirement in 2003. She enjoyed gardening, scrap booking, baking, camping & other family adventures, spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and she had a gift to gab.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Paul L. Metz of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Timothy (fiance – Dianne Gebhart) Metz of Sun Prairie, WI; Brenda (Brian Richards) Metz of Mosinee; Julie (Scott) Navarre of Marshfield

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Ethan & Peyton Metz, Parker & Megan Navarre

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Nancy Wycliffe of Medford, Neal (Jean) Nuernberger of Wahpeton, ND, Paul (Linda) Nuernberger of Medford, Mary (Tom) Brost of Medford, Sara Nuernberger of Medford
Brother-in-law: Roger Paul of Hubertus, WI; Sister-in-law: Doris Nuernberger of Sheboygan Falls, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: David Nuernberger & Ellyn Paul

NEPHEW DECEASED: Eric Nuernberger

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother-in-law: Beulah Metz of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Arnold Nuernberger DECEASED MOTHER: Goldie Irene Moore

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Hope Hospice of Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

WILLIAM “BILL” G. SPREEN, JR.

NAME OF DECEASED: WILLIAM “BILL” G. SPREEN, JR. AGE: 91

ADDRESS: N4703 State Hwy 13, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 11 at the residence of his daughter in the Village of Stratford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Whittlesey where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 9 AM until the time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, December 15

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 23, 1922 at the family home in the Township of Hammel

EDUCATION: Esadore Elementary School, Township of Hammel

MARRIAGE: June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Ellen E. Voit and she preceded him in death May 14, 2014

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of WW II. In his early years, he worked in the lumber & logging business. For a period of time he partnered with Clifford Meyer in a saw mill business. He then drove truck for Neuendorf Transportation until his retirement.

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey; Stetsonville American Legion Post

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandi (Don) Lange of Stratford, Bryan Spreen, whereabouts unknown, Lisa (Wayne) Koch of Boston, MA

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Lydia Meyer of Medford, Sylvia Spreen of Rockford, North Dakota, Bernice Hirsch of Sparta; Brother – Elroy (Lorna) Spreen of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Lillian Pernsteiner on December 27, 2013

DECEASED FATHER: William Spreen, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Mathilda Skabroud

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Chris Lange, Angela Sievers, Nate Lange, Clay Lange, Clint Spreen

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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Monday, December 8, 2014

HILBERT "BUTCH" G. DASSOW, JR.


NAME OF DECEASED: Hilbert "Butch" George  Dassow, Jr.      


 AGE:  63

 
ADDRESS:  N 4522 Grahl Drive, Medford, a resident of Browning Township

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  His residence, Monday December 8, 2014 at 4:35 AM


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Friday December 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, WI.


OFFICIATING:  Pastor Randal Jeppeson

 
INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Whittlesey, WI


VISITATION: 5-7:00 PM, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1950 in Medford, WI

 
EDUCATION: Attended Rib Lake High School.

 
MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, WI

 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Employed as a logger with Dassow Logging, where he also was a truck driver. He loved his tractors, and enjoyed hunting . Hilbert was always joking and pulling pranks. He will be remembered as a fun loving Brother, Father, and Grandfather. He loved his family dearly, and was always there to lend a helping hand.

 
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Holly Dassow of Medford, WI and Andy (Kelly) Dassow of Medford, WI.

 
LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Rain Sperl, Mirek Clendenning, Alyssa Dassow, Colton Dassow, Ashlyn Dassow

 
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Barb (Alan) Niemi of Arizona, Richard (Vicki) Dassow of Rib Lake, WI, Bruce (Jill) Dassow, Mike Dassow and Lynn (Paul) Emmerich, all of Medford, WI.

 
DECEASED FATHER: Hilbert Henry Dassow, Sr.      DECEASED MOTHER: Marian Fleegel

 
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in honor of Hilbert may be made to his family, designation will be made at a later date.

Friday, December 5, 2014

ARLIE WAYNE KNIGHT


NAME OF DECEASED: Arlie Wayne Knight       AGE:  78

 
ADDRESS: 5318 County Road E, Athens, WI 54411, formerly of Ogema, WI

 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Died at his residence, Friday, December 5, 2014.

 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 
OFFICIATING:  Deacon Joe Stefancin

 
INTERMENT:   2:00 PM, Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake WI

 
VISITATION: 9:30 until the time of services at 11:00 AM Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 28, 1936, Whiteside County, Illinois

 
EDUCATION: 1956 Graduate of Westboro High School

 
MARRIAGE: Carol Shirley Peterson on February 2, 1963 in Rib Lake, WI

 
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Honorably Discharged from the US Army, Armor Division, on February 5, 1962 at the rank of SP4 E4. Arlie loved to “Tinker around,” and took pleasure in making different items out of wood including shelves and eagles. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and playing with his dogs. His favorite times were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Carol Shirley (Peterson) Knight


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rocky (Bonnie) Knight of Medford, WI, Wade (Joan) Knight Athens, WI

 
CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter, Laura Denise Knight on March 16, 1986.

 
GRANDCHILDREN: Katie (Tommy) Weaver, Courtney (Kevin) Zelms, Justin Knight, Michael Baynes, Aaron, Chirstina and Roger Knight, Angel and Sabrina Weaver, Ava Zelms.

 
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother, William Knight of Ogema, WI, Sister-in-Law Mary Jo Knight of Westboro, WI.

 
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Sharon Wojcik, on April 28, 2013, Brother: Everett Stan Knight on June 6, 2001, Brother-in-Law, Joseph Wojcik on September 29, 2014.

 
DECEASED FATHER:  Melvin Arthur Knight, April 5, 2000.   DECEASED MOTHER: Edna Emma Pratt, August 12, 1999.

 
PALLBEARERS: Katie Weaver, Justin Knight, Courtney Zelms, Aaron, Christina and Roger Knight

 
OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

TOBY A. DUBOIS

NAME OF DECEASED:
TOBY A. DUBOIS
AGE: 44

ADDRESS: N5237 County Road E Medford; Township of Molitor Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:57 P.M. Thursday, November 27 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1970 at Hustisford, WI

EDUCATION: 1989 Graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: April 24, 1993 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Julie L. Gonnering

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Toby worked for various trucking companies in Medford and Eau Claire for a number of years. He then worked at TNR Recycling in Chippewa Falls until the time of his death. He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing and working in the woods. Toby also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Julie L. DuBois of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Twin Daughters: Marisa and Mara DuBois both of Medford

SURVIVING GRANDDAUGHTER: Chloe Bucki of Medford

SURVIVNG BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Tammi Barnes of Medford and Terry (Peter) Wimmer of Silverdale, Washington
3 Brothers: Tracy (Sue) DuBois of Dorchester
Todd and Ty DuBois both of Medford

SURVIVING MOTHER: MaryAnn H. DuBois (Maiden Name: Goecks) of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur T. DuBois

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Toby’s family to be designated at a later date
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FRANCES “FRAN” M. CLENDENNING

NAME OF DECEASED: FRANCES “FRAN” M. CLENDENNING AGE: 94

ADDRESS: 650 Pearl Street, Rib Lake; Village of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:15 P.M. Tuesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 9 days.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, November 29 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, November 29 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 13, 1920 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Attended Fawn Valley Grade School and was a 1938 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: May 20, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Charles P. Clendenning and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1970

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Fran moved to Chicago where she was employed by Western Electric during WWII. She and her husband moved back to Rib Lake in 1945, where she was employed at Gem products in Rib Lake as a sewing machine operator for 30 years until her retirement. In her later years she enjoyed playing cards and also traveling to Europe, Greece, and Hawaii.

MEMBER OF: St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake and their Ladies Aid; Rib Lake Community Club and a member of the Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary in Rib Lake. Past member of the Tuesday Morning Bowling League in Medford and Thursday Evening Ladies Bowling League in Rib Lake at the Little Bohemia Bowling Lanes.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Lee Clendenning of Rib Lake
Daughter: Gale Clendenning of Marshfield

GRANDCHILDREN: 5

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 10

Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends

BROTHERS DECEASED: Charles, Harvey, John, Harry and Robert Knop

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Knop

DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Knop (Maiden Name: Kalk)

PALLBEARERS: Mel, Jake and Peter Clendenning, Jonathan Mealey, Mike Coleman and John Hein

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fran’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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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DELORES A. DRAEGER

NAME OF DECEASED: DELORES A. DRAEGER AGE: 84

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

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 12 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home 4-8 PM Sunday, November 30 where there will be a 7:45 PM Rosary Service;
also from 9 AM to 10:45 AM on Monday, December 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 22, 1930 in the Township of Johnson, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Beaver Creek Elementary School, Gad

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Robert “Bob” R. Draeger and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Milwaukee & worked as a nanny & cleaned houses in the Abbotsford area. They farmed in the Town of Medford for a period of years. While farming she worked as a housewife & mother. She was involved and worked as a secretary for the Medford Farmers Union. In retirement, she worked in area ginseng gardens for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, cooking, playing cards, board games, crocheting, dancing, polka music, darts & spending time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

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

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; 2 Grandchildren – Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger; Great-Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 26 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 23

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Adeline Stoiber of Dorchester, Henry (Marcella) Brushaber of Medford, Norine Bahr of Milwaukee, Roceda Neumann of Medford, Arlene Brandner of Medford, Eugene (Helen) Brushaber of Medford, Loretta (Dale) Krug of Spencer, Melvin Brushaber of Beaver Dam, WI, Donna (Don) Brey of Stoughton, WI, Alvin (Jane) Gilbertson of Portage, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sandra Warzecha & Elmer Brushaber

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Hugo Brushaber DECEASED MOTHER:Rose Marie Weiler

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Kevin Fischer, Steven Ruback, Jason Draeger; Active – Aaron Fischer, Michael Kurth, Kyle Annala, Teddy, Devin & Dustin Draeger

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


BARBARA JEAN REDSZUS




In Loving Memory

Barbara Jean Redszus, 72,
died 23rd of November 2014 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Barbara was born to Michael and Geneva Guziak (Maiden Name: Furland) on 3rd of January 1942. She was the beloved elder sibling to sisters Patricia (Lyman) Bucki of Medford and Judith (Paul) Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids and brother Michael (Margie) Guziak of Medford. Barbara graduated from Medford High School (Class of 1959) before moving to Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a career and start her own family.

Barbara enjoyed a successful career in real estate sales, setting unprecedented standards of professionalism and dedication while also demonstrating a true passion for making friends of both colleagues and clients. Above all, Barbara loved being a wonderful mother.

Barbara is survived by her three children: Dr. David of Chicago, IL, Daniel (Caroline) of London, UK, and Diane (Scott) Zimmer of La Grange, IL.  She is also survived by her mother, siblings, close friend Warren Lang of Northbrook, IL, and four loving grandchildren: Alexander, Maximilian, Agatha, and Dagny.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 pm and funeral services at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of The Holy Rosary Church in Medford, Wisconsin with Father Gerard Willger officiating on Sunday 30th November.  Burial will immediately follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.

Pallbearers:  Honorary - Kurt Guziak & Stephan Wesselman
Active - Eric Landry, Matt Harris, Bruce, Brian, Blake & Brad Bucki

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made for a future memorial. 

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

For additional information, please visit : caringbridge.org/visit/barbararedszus

The family plans an additional memorial service to be held in the Chicago area in the near future.



 




 

 
 
 

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

GLEN R. OGLE


Glen Ray Ogle, age 78 of Perkinstown, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday November 21, 2014 in Marshfield.

Services will be held at Hemer Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday November 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday November 26, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 with Pastor David Clements officiating also with a lunch to follow. Cremation interment services will be held at the Perkinstown Community Cemetery at a later date.
 
Glen was born on May 8, 1936 to Harry and Dorothy Ogle in Perkinstown, where he lived his entire life. Glen attended the one-room Lincoln School in Perkinstown. He graduated from Hannibal High School. On April 3, 1954, he married Lois Smith of Jump River, who survives. They made their home in Perkinstown where they raised their five children.
 
Glen is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Arnold and Gerald Ogle, and son Randy.

Glen is lovingly survived by his wife Lois of sixty years, his children Jacqueline (William) Rosa, Holly (Ron) Sromek, Chuck (Sally) Ogle, and Tammy Ogle (John Wehe). He is also survived by his ten grandchildren Tonia (Dave) Sromek-Fierke, Travis Sromek, Rebecca (Eric) Zuleger, Billie (Brian) Schilling, Aaron (Erin) Day, Emily (Aemus) Balsis, Dillon (Kendall) Immormino, Jesse Ogle, Roxanne Ogle, Mitch (Dana) Jaeger and ten great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his five sisters Iris Faude, Otillia (Lewis) Kohn, Marlene (Norman) Skabroud, Elva (Bob) Drier, and Susan (Jerry) Krug and two sisters-in-law, Louise Ogle and Elloise Zach.

Out of high school, Glen worked in the automotive industry for Fischer Body in Lansing, Michigan for a season. He returned to the area and spent two years at Hurds. In 1956, he began working for the DNR watching for fires in the Jump River fire tower. Then he started building them.  This was the beginning of his lifelong tower career. In the early 1970's, he founded OK Tower Service and became known for his relentless work ethic. OK Tower built everything from DNR lookout towers to one of the tallest towers in the world, a 2,000' tower in Alvin, Texas. His work and reputation took him all over the world including the Aleutian Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Somoa, where he spent a month dismantling a tower with a crew of six Samoans. He finally retired after he climbed his last tower in 2012 at the age of 76, at which time his daughter, Tammy took over OK Tower Service.

Glen was also known for his passion for the outdoors and unforgettable guide services. For years, he kept a pack of hounds for coyote, bobcat and bear hunting. He also guided hunters who sought pheasants, ducks, geese and just about anything you could hunt. Glen also loved to take his grandkids on many fishing and hunting adventures. Not to mention, he and Lois raised trophy whitetail deer for many years.
 
Glen and Lois kept a boat, the Circus Circus, in Valdez, Alaska for the past 14 years. They entertained hundreds of family and friends in the pursuit of halibut and salmon. A notable moment in Glen's life was performing the marriage ceremony of his granddaughter Tonia on his boat in Valdez.

He had an instinctive understanding of nature and loved of the outdoors. His memory will live on in his apple orchards where he loved to plant and graft trees. Glen will forever be known for his ability to tell a joke anywhere, anytime.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

HELEN F. LISSNER

NAME OF DECEASED:
HELEN F. LISSNER
 
AGE:  84
 
ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident
 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  2:03 A.M. Sunday, November 23 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 years.
 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING:  Rev. James Krueger
 
INTERMENT:   Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen II Cemetery

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 25, 1930 in Goodrich

EDUCATION: Attended Goodrich Area Schools

MARRIAGE: March 30, 1948 in Medford to Norman A. Lissner and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1993

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Helen worked for the Memorial Hospital and Memorial Nursing Home for 50 years and owned and operated an Antique Store in Medford all while raising her family. After retiring from Memorial Nursing Home she was an in home caregiver. Helen enjoyed homemaking, antiquing, family and caring for others.

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Jerry) Asleson of Janesville, Harvey Lissner of Medford, Judy Roehl of Medford, Donna (Dennis) Vesnefsky of Medford, Shirley (Ken) House of Medford, Beverly Lissner of Medford, Paul (Lynn) Lissner of Medford, Loretta (Tom) Grupstra of Washburn, Janet Lissner of Medford, Bernice (Mark) Meyer of Medford and Marlene (Todd) Brandner of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Leon John Lissner
Son-In-Law: Curt Roehl
Daughter-In-Law: Cindy Ellefson
Three Gandsons: Travis Lekie, Shannon Brayshaw and Robbie Grupstra

 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 50

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: 46

1 GREAT- GREAT-GRANDCHILD on the way

BROTHER/SISTERS DECEASED: Virginia Bartelt in infancy, Chet Bartelt and Florence Neuman

DECEASED FATHER: Emil ‘Shorty” Bartelt

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Bartelt (Maiden Name: Risch)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Helens family to be designated at a later date
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Friday, November 21, 2014

HATTIE M. KNOP


NAME OF DECEASED: HATTIE M. KNOP 
 
   AGE: 91


ADDRESS: 825 Kennedy St. Rib Lake, former resident of the Township of Spirit

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:01 P.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Continental Manor-Golden Living Center in Abbotsford where she had been a resident for the past 3 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Heffner

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1923 in Dorchester

EDUCATION: Hattie attended Dorchester Area Schools

MARRIAGE: 1st: Roy V. Larsen in 1940 and he preceded her in death. 2Nd: Alfred “Fritz” H.-C. Knop in 1959 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake and he preceded her in death

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, Hattie moved to the Township of Spirit where she married her first husband Roy Larsen and owned and operated their dairy farm. She then moved to Rib Lake with her second husband where she worked at Gem Product Shoe Factory until her retirement. Hattie enjoyed playing cards, baking, cooking, traveling, hiking, volunteering for Hospice and the Rib Lake Senior Site and spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: St. John's Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Darlene (Alfred) Unick of Rib Lake and Kathy (John) Stelling of Port Washington

CHILDREN DECEASED: infant Son and Daughter: John and Rosella Larsen

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 5 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8

1 DECEASED GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Don Stumpf

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Violet Sterzinger, Hilda Janko, Viola Shady, Elenora Stroschine, Jake, Herbert and Jim Stumpf

DECEASED FATHER: George Stumpf DECEASED MOTHER:Lydia Stumpf

PALLBEARERS: Great-Grandchildren: Tarek Scott, Donnie, Emily and Nicholas Nehls, Devon Stelling and Dylan Stelling-Kordash

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

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

LOUISE M. CUMMINGS



NAME OF DECEASED: LOUISE M. CUMMINGS

 AGE: 82

ADDRESS: W8650 County Road I Ogema; Township of Ogema; Price County

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:49 P.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient for the past day.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 A.M. Monday, November 24 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

INTERMENT: Hillside Cemetery in Ogema

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Ogema

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1932 in the Township of Ogema

EDUCATION: She attended Centerville and Sunnyside Grade Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: June 16, 1951 in Ogema to Edwin A. Cummings and he preceded her in death on November 16, 1987

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, Louise worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. She then worked as a cook and janitor at Jump River School in Ogema. Louise was a wife and homemaker and helped her husband run their dairy farm. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking, cooking, reading, going to the casino and she loved her family.

MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church, Ogema

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Four Children: Robert (Rhonda) Cummings, Debbie (Dennis) Reichert, William “Billy” Cummings, and Brian (Wendy) Cummings all of Ogema

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Hayes, Jeremy (Traci) Wolfe, Angela (Rance) Lentz, Mandy Cummings, Brandon (Joan) Cummings, Alicia (Jesse) Eisner, Malinda Reichert, Jasen and Garrett Cummings
10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Violet (Roger) Osbeck of Golden Valley, MN, Evelyn Munson of Bloomingten, MN and Ruth (Gary) Makovsky of Boise Idaho. Louise is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends

BROTHERS DECEASED: Marvin and Phillip Garrow

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Garrow DECEASED MOTHER: Minnie M. Johnson

PALLBEARERS:

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Louise may be given to her family, to be designated at a later date.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JEANETTE I. CLENDENNING

NAME OF DECEASED:
JEANETTE I. CLENDENNING

AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 830 Pearl St. Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in the Village of Rib Lake under the care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: From 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 17, 1924 in Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Jeanette attended Ward grade school and was a 1942 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: August 13, 1966 at the First Methodist Church in Taylor Falls, MN to Melvin “Spike” H. Clendenning and he preceded her in death in December 28, 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jeanette moved to Milwaukee at the end of WWII in 1945 where she worked at International Harvester. She then moved to Chicago in 1946 where she worked at the Great Lakes NAVAL. She then worked for an insurance company before working at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years. Jeanette returned to Rib Lake to stay in 1966. She was employed by Taylor County as the Register in Probate for 24 years until her retirement in 1985.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church, Rib Lake Community Club, Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary, Rib Lake United Methodist Church Women’s Society, Rib Lake Library Partners and Rib Lake T.O.P.S. Past member of Thursday evening Women’s Bowling League and Saturday evening Mixed Couples Bowling League at Little Bohemia. She enjoyed camping, cross-country skiing, bowling, and traveling in the United States and over seas.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Gwen Clendenning of Evansville, WI
Step-Son: Mel (Pat) Clendenning of Rib Lake
Step-Daughter: Lori (Russ) Keller of Streamwood, IL

CHILDREN DECEASED: Step-Son: John Clendenning; Step-Daughter: Linda Padilla

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 step-grandchildren: Sarah & Timothy Clendenning both of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Harold & Marlin Curran; Sister: Lorraine Nebeker

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Leo Curran

DECEASED MOTHER: Augusta Ida Pries

OTHER INFORMATION: Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements

Sunday, November 16, 2014

ARDITH A. VLACH

NAME OF DECEASED:
ARDITH A. VLACH

AGE: 73

ADDRESS: of Marshfield, Former lifetime Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:35 A.M. Saturday, November 15 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Pastor David Clements

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

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 18 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1941 in the Township of Holton, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: January 7, 1961 in Medford to Jerry W. Vlach and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1997.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ardith was a housewife and mother. She also worked at Ed’s IGA, Golden Living Center, Rib Lake, Clearview School and area mink ranches in the Spirit area. Ardith enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, reading, playing cards and gardening. She also loved animals.

FORMER MEMBER OF: First Lutheran Church in Westboro

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Daughters: Christina (David) Smith of Rib Lake, Theresa Vlach of Marshfield, Susan Vlach of Dallas, Texas and Connie (Donald) Kraegenbrink of Ogema

Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN 6

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN 2

BROTHER DECEASED: Jimmie Beilke

DECEASED FATHER: Adolph Beilke

DECEASED MOTHER: Anita D. Beilke (Maiden Name: Wibben)

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