Friday, December 18, 2015



ADDRESS: 1014 W. Broadway, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:50 PM Thursday, December 17 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 ½ years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: private family only memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

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

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 23, 1922 at Chippewa Falls, WI, the proud daughter of Norwegian immigrants

EDUCATION: Chippewa Falls elementary schools, 1940 graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, and was a 1944 graduate of UW-Madison with degrees in Education and Foreign language

MARRIAGE: June 9, 1945 at Chippewa Falls, WI to Robert “Bob” W. Klinner and he preceded her in death October 7, 2004

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught school in Chippewa Falls and Shawano schools for periods of time. After her marriage, she was a homemaker & mother. She was active and volunteered in the following organizations throughout her life: Confederated Woman's Club, Local Art Society, Mental Health Society, PTA, League of Women Voters, New Visions Art Gallery, UW Board of Higher Education for Women, Health Board of Taylor County, Sons of Norway & Memorial Hospital of Taylor County. She enjoyed music, art, antiques and travel.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford & the Medford Performing Arts

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Barbara Perala of Green Bay & Ann (Jon) Anderson of Duluth, MN
Sons – Bill (Martha) Klinner & Dave (Donna) Klinner both of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-in-law: Elmer Perala in 2014

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Rachel (Thomas) Mildbrand of Medford, Peter (Jackie) Klinner of McFarland, WI, Sam (Ashley) Klinner of Colby, Jenna Klinner of Madison, Molly Klinner of Medford, Ben Anderson of San Francisco, CA, Jason (Nicole) Anderson of Austin, TX, David Anderson of Duluth, MN
GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Carly & Graham Mildbrand

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister-in-law: Shirley Klinner of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Morgan Stenseth & Irene Stenseth

DECEASED FATHER: Peder Magnuson Stenseth DECEASED MOTHER: Christina (Helseth) Stenseth

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to the Salvation Army of Taylor County, Immanuel Lutheran Church Music Department, Medford, or Medford Performing Arts
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