Wednesday, August 31, 2016



ADDRESS: W6844 County Road A, Medford; A Township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:37 AM Tuesday, August 30 at the VA Hospital, Madison where he had been a patient for the past 3 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF VISITATION: a memorial gathering will take place from 1 - 4 PM on Saturday, September 3 at the Medford VFW Clubhouse

INTERMENT: Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, WI

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1946 at Medford

EDUCATION: Town of Little Black elementary school & attended Medford High School. He later received his GED

MARRIAGE: Previously married and divorced

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where he re. After the military he worked road construction for James Peterson & Sons and Jochimsen Trucking for periods of time until his retirement in 2008. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and auto body work.

MEMBER OF: Medford VFW Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Angel Wild of Medford, Johnny Wild of Rib Lake and 3 other children


SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Esther (Kaemmerer) Wild of Medford


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Marjorie F. Knippel, 92, currently of Medford, formerly of Yuma, AZ passed away at Deerview Meadows in Medford, August 31, 2016.
Marjorie was born March 16, 1924 to Adolph and Laura (Kiel) Kreie. She was a graduate of Medford Sr. High School. She married Clyde Knippel on May 2, 1945. Clyde preceded her in death August 4, 2005.
While living in Richmond, Illinois, Marjorie and Clyde owned and operated a jewelry store, she later worked at Admiral Factory where they made television sets. After retiring, they moved back to Medford for a number of years. They loved to travel the United States in their motor home. Marjorie and Clyde took root in Yuma, AZ for over twenty years, where they both enjoyed the warm, dry weather. Upon Clyde’s death, Marjorie moved back to Wisconsin.
Marjorie also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, reading and birdwatching.
Marjorie is survived by three sisters in law, and several nieces and nephews. She is further preceded in death by her Parents, one Brother, three Sisters, and an infant son.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private memorial service will take place at a later date. Interment will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at


Name of Deceased: Earl L. Hoeck
Age: 88

Address: 185 N 4th Street, Dorchester WI

Place, Date and Time of Death: 9:05PM Tuesday August 30, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau where he had resided for the past week, surrounded by his family.

Time and Place of Service: 11:00AM Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holway.

Officiating: Pastor Lowell Bolstad and Pastor Ron Schuenke

Visitation: 4:00pm to 7:00pm Monday, September 5th at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10:00am until the time of services at 11:00am Tuesday September 6th, 2016 at Our Saviour's Lutheran church in Holway.

Date and Place of Birth: June 28, 1928 in Medford, WI

Education: Earl attended Medford Area Schools

Marriage: December 7, 1957 in Medford to Karen E. Rickaby, who precedes him in death.

Principal Events in Life: Earl was a WWII Veteran having joined the military at the age of 17.  Following the war, he was stationed in Japan and Maine where he worked as a jet mechanic. He then served as a staff sergeant and tank commander for the Medford and Merrill Units of the National Guard.  Earl worked for over 40 years in window manufacturing in Medford and Wausau, and even did a stint at the Medford Brewery. Earl enjoyed trout fishing, traveling, hunting, camping, airplanes, polka, catching squirrels, and playing the concertina.  Most of all, Earl loved spending time with his family and was a great story teller.

Member of: New Life Apostolic Church in Medford, past member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holway.

Surviving Children: Ed Hoeck, Kathy (Tom) Henke, Jim (Michele) Hoeck, Becky (Brent) Clarkson all of Medford

Living Grandchildren: Raegan Hoeck, Joey Webb (Teri), Andy (Tori) Hoeck, Jacob and Mathew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson, Rachael Hoeck (Joshua), and Kayleigh Hoeck.

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Lindsey Kauffman, Addison and Talon Judnic, and two more on the way.

Surviving Siblings: Lorraine Hinson of Mundelein, IL., and MaryAnn Rudolph, Joan Brehm both of Medford, Grace Brehm of Rib Lake and Pauline Brehm of Schofield. Sisters-in-Law: Nancy Cox of Abbotsford, and Edna Rickaby of Texas. Further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Brothers/Sisters Deceased: Harvey Hoeck, Archie Hoeck, Annabelle Corl, and Louisa Howsden.
Deceased Father: Louis Hoeck                  

Deceased Mother: Grace (McKee) Hoeck

Pallbearers: Joey Webb, Andy, Jacob and Matthew Hoeck, Tyler Clarkson and Josh Judnic

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


Monday, August 29, 2016



Mildred was born on March 22, 1921 in the town of Greenwood in Taylor County, Wisconsin to Frieda Theresa Peche and Robert Martin Frischmann. A brother, Arnold Gottlieb Frischmann, was born on July 4, 1922 and a sister, Verna Marcella was born on June 22, 1924. All have preceded her in her death on June 28, 2016 in Medford Memorial & Rehab Center where she had resided for 7 years.

Memorial services will take place at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 16, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with visitation to take place from 10:30 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 16, 2016 also at the church. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.

Her father was a logger and her mother worked as the logging camp cook. The family lived in the logging camps near Rib Lake, Wisconsin until 1930 when they moved to an 80 acre farm in Goodrich finally purchasing it in 1937. She attended elementary school in Rib Lake and Medford High School from 1936 to 1939. While living on the farm just off County Road C she remembers walking through the woods to her uncle Gottlieb Peche’s farm to help slaughter his pigs and take the blood home to make blood sausage. Peche Road did not exist in those days so through the woods was the fastest way to get there. After graduating there wasn’t much work around Medford so she went to work for a family named Trecker in Milwaukee as housekeeper and nanny which gave her the experience for doing the same thing in later years.

Mildred met Wilmer Charles Kenney from Medford at a dancehall in Chelsea, Wisconsin and continued to see him while he worked as a movie usher in Milwaukee. They were married in June 1941 and moved into an upstairs apartment across the street from Holy Rosary Church in Medford. Wilmer found work at the Medford Creamery and on October 2, 1942 a daughter Kathleen Marie was born in the front bedroom of his parent’s farmhouse on Highway 13. Mildred remembered her husband “Bill” playing the piano in the next room and singing the song “I’ll Take You Back Home Again, Kathleen” incessantly. Not long afterwards he was drafted and had to leave for the service. After basic training he was stationed at Fort White near Medford, Oregon and Mildred took their 10 month old on the train to be closer to him. She remembered the soldiers on the “troop train” being so happy to help her take care of the baby even sharing their milk rations for her. Then Bill was sent to Fort Adair near Portland, Oregon and she went back to Medford, Wisconsin to live in their house on Park Ave. that they had purchased and fixed up before he had left. He came home for a short visit before he shipped out to Africa. She wrote letters to him every day and waited for their baby to be born. Sometimes there was a long time between receiving his letters but then they would come in a bunch. Her letter announcing his son was born on September 22, 1944 came back unopened. Bill was killed in Italy on October 9, 1944 and is buried in the Florence American National Cemetery. Mildred named their son Wilmer in his honor.

Mildred lived in Medford raising her two children and working as housekeeper for many different families over the years. Eventually both children went off to school and started their own families. One day she decided to drive herself west on an adventure. She ended up staying 2 years in Idaho near her daughter and family who had settled in Idaho. When they moved to California she returned to Medford and married Archie Nelson on June 25, 1972. They lived with his daughter Dawn in a house on Gibson Street in Medford. After Dawn married William Gumz, Archie and Mildred moved to an apartment on Broadway Avenue. Archie died on January 5, 1994 and once again Mildred was a widow. She kept herself busy driving her friends to church, visiting the many dogs she befriended because she couldn’t have her own pets, growing flowers in pots outside her apartment, picking wild berries, and canning. She also fed the ducks on the millpond and grew especially attached to “Goosey”, a white goose that somehow survived the winter. She traveled to Milwaukee to visit her son and family and out west see her daughter and family, but never made the trip to Italy to see her first husband’s grave like she always intended.

Mildred finally decided to move to the Cedar Lane Apartments and enjoyed all the social activities like bingo, keeping up on the Star News, attending church services, visiting with her friends, reading her dog books, and sitting outside when the weather was nice. She is survived by her children, nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She had 95 candles on her last birthday cake and a twinkle in her eyes when she blew them out.

Monday, August 22, 2016


Douglas A. Thums, 72, of Westboro, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday August 21, 2016.
Doug was born March 7, 1944 to Leonard and Lorraine (Griffin) Thums, in Rib Lake, WI. He is a graduate of Rib Lake High School. Doug had been previously married three times.
He is survived by his significant other of twenty three years: Diane Dittrich of Westboro, Children: Lanny (Deanna) Thums of Westboro, Scott (Shelly) Thums of Rib Lake, Cameron (Page) Thums of Rib Lake. Stephchildren: Kelly, Lindsey, Kristen, Danny, Ricky, Seven grandchildren, and his best companion, Bear. He is further survived by two Brothers: Richard Thums, Robert (Sandra) Thums both of Rib Lake, Sisters: Arlene Fallos of Rib Lake, Alice Corbisier of Cudahy, Phyllis (Michael) Kolecheck of Rib Lake.
Doug is preceded in death by his Parents, and Brothers in Law: Claude Fallos and Francis Corbisier.
Doug worked with the 139 Operating Union at Merrill Sand and Gravel. Doug was proud of his community and enjoyed constructing and restoring buildings. In 1974 he built Little Rib and Pebble Valley Mobile Home Parks. He also owned Rustic Trail and The Other Corner Restaurants in Westboro. He also was a logger throughout his entire life, and enjoyed working in the woods. Doug will always be remembered as being a hard worker.

He was a member of 139 Operating Union and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday August 25, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, With Father Otto Bucher. Interment will follow St. Ann’s Cemetery, Town of Greenwood, Wisconsin. Scott Thums, Jr., Brock Thums, Dakota Thums, Mark Fallos, Jeremy Dassow, Andy Thums will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday August 24, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM, and visitation will resume Thursday morning at Good Shepherd at 9:00 – 10:45 AM.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial donations in honor of Douglas A. Thums can be given to his family, for designation at a later date. Online condolences can be left at

Sunday, August 21, 2016



ADDRESS: 316 South 3rd Street, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE OF DEATH: Her residence, Sunday August 21, 2016.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II
VISITATION: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 23, 1930 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate from Medford Sr. High

MARRIAGE: Married Rodney Christianson on September 16, 1948. Rodney preceded her in death October 2, 2006.

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Beverly worked for the Medford CO-OP when it was at its location downtown. She then went on to work as a secretary and book keeper for Memorial Hospital in Medford. Upon her retirement, she helped with secretarial work for her Husband’s Rodney carpentry business, and also H & R Block. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, making scrubbies and working in her yard. Beverly loved bowling, and was a part of many leagues in town.

MEMBER OF: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jeanette (J.D.) Harries of Medford, , Paul of Wausau, Mark (Gloria) and Dennis (Patti) both of Medford, and her beloved Rat Terrier dog, Bug.

DAUGHTER DECEASED: Daughter Gail Lindahl


SURVIVING BROTHER: Brother; Jim Anderson of Waupaca, WI.

DECEASED FATHER: Clarence Anderson DECEASED MOTHER: Pearl Taylor

The family of Beverly would like to send a sincere thank you to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care for the care and compassion they showed to their Mother and Grandmother.

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in honor of Beverly can be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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Friday, August 19, 2016


Angeline M. Gerstberger, 96, of Rib Lake entered eternal life on Thursday, August 18, at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 3 years.
Angie was born on June 21, 1920 in the Town of Rib Lake to Peter & Mary (Labandz) Rezutek. She attended Mud Lake Elementary School, Town of Rib Lake. While growing up, she worked on the family farm. She married Otto Gerstberger on September 4, 1943 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake & he preceded her in death March 3, 1990. They lived in the Town of Rib Lake and for several years & worked at the Rib Lake Cheese Factory. After the factory closed, she was employed at Gem Products Shoe Factory for 25 years until her retirement in 1986.
Angie liked being outdoors, going for car rides and trips with her sister, Helen. She enjoyed listening to polkas and waltz music. Most of all, she enjoyed being around family members especially the young children. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, and a past member of its Christian Mothers and church choir.
She is survived by two daughters, Gladys “Peggy” (Peter) Katzfey and Jean Gerstberger both of Milwaukee. Grandsons, Ryan Katzfey & fiancĂ© Pauline Cole of Hoboken, NJ and Aaron (Leeann) Katzfey of Madison, WI. One sister, Helen Osimitz of Merrill, many nieces, nephews and other family members survive.
Angie was preceded in death by her siblings: Gladys Gelinskey, Stephan, Julius, Benedict, Walter, Henry, Bruno, Anton & Adam Rezutek.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 22 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the time of services on Monday.
A special thank you to all Golden Living staff who extended their care, concern and friendship during her stay at the home.
Memorial contributions in Angie’s honor may be given to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake. For online condolences, please visit


NAME OF DECEASED: John Piater       AGE: 99

ADDRESS: 3102 Cranberry Lake Road, Weyerhauser, WI, formerly of Medford.

PLACE & DATE OF DEATH: His residence in Weyerhauser, Thursday August 18, 2016

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Saturday August 27, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Saturday August 27, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 12, 1917 in Fort Dodge, Iowa

EDUCATION: Attended Fairfield School

MARRIAGE: Married Ruby Jari on June 25, 1941in Dubuque, Iowa

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After school John went on to work at the Civilian Conservation Corp. John then went on to work as a dairy and mink farmer. He then worked for Little Black Insurance Company where he did repair work, and then went on to work for Taylor Electric and cleared brush for the power lines. He then became the road boss for the Town of Browning. He enjoyed welding, ice fishing, hunting, going to auctions and gardening.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Lutheran Church

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sharon (Thomas) Fuhrmann of Weyerhaeuser

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Andy, Susanna, Johanna, Margaret


PALLBEARERS: Mitch Paur, Darryl Lenhard, Dave Bizer, Bruce Jari, Paul Wuetrich, Dale Williams

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial Donation in honor of John can be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016


April 23, 1932 – August 16, 2016
     Larry Otto John Dassow, 84, was born on April 23, 1932, to Bernard and Elaine (Fischer) Dassow in their home in Perkinstown, Wisconsin. The oldest son in a family of seven boys, Larry and his brothers grew up on the family farm in Medford. After graduating from high school, he went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and studied Agricultural Education. There he met Annamae Kohn, who had grown up in Rib Lake, Wis. They married directly after graduation and Larry joined the Air Force and became a pilot. After his service, he continued to go to school and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. Larry and Ann had three children, Mary, Kay and Paul. They lived in Red Bank, New Jersey, for five years where Larry worked for Bell Labs. In 1965 they moved to Sunnyvale, CA, and Larry worked for Hewlett-Packard. In 1976, he took a transfer to the HP location in Ft. Collins, CO, where he finished over 30 years with HP; the family resided in Loveland. Larry was a city councilman in Loveland from 1996-2000. In lieu of running for another term, he chose to step down in order to care for Ann during the last ten years of her life as she suffered from a variety of health issues. Ann passed away in December of 2006 after over 50 years of marriage. His servant heart was then put to use driving for SAINT and most recently, also delivering Meals on Wheels.
     Larry loved the Lord Jesus Christ and he and his family were always very involved in their church life. He even helped start the Loveland congregation, Prince of Peace Lutheran. Larry was a hard-worker, always offering to help anyone in need. He had a ready smile and was interested in others more than himself. Those who knew him could see the presence of the Lord in him; he epitomized the fruits of the Spirit: ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’
      In 2006 Larry met Claudette Cherniss, and in 2010 they were married at Prince of Peace. They have since transitioned to Mt. Olive Lutheran, where his service will be held.
      Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claudette of Loveland, CO his three children, Mary Mitchell of Tucson, AZ, Kay King of Seaside, OR, and Paul Dassow of Chattanooga, TN. Also his brothers Harvey (Arlene) of Wauwatosa, Duane (Peggy) of Burlington, Everett of Milwaukee, Delmar (Helen) of Stetsonville, and Garry of Hoisington, KS. In addition, he had eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his first wife, Annamae, and his brother Eugene Dassow.
Funeral services for Larry will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey with Rev. Randall Jeppesen officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake following the funeral luncheon.
      Larry was deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


NAME OF DECEASED:  Lucille May Pitzke       AGE: 91  

 ADDRESS:  Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford

 PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  10:00 AM Monday, August 15, at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years.

 TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, August 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.
OFFICIATING:  Rev. James H. Babler

 INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

  VISITATION:  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM Thursday August 18.

 DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:  February 16, 1925 in the Town of Deer Creek
EDUCATION: She was a graduate of Pleasant Valley Grade School, Medford High School, and Wausau Technical College.
MARRIAGE: June 1, 1946 at Stetsonville to Daniel W. Pitzke and he preceded her in death April 30, 1990

 PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After marriage they resided in Milwaukee for a period of time. In 1949 they returned to the Stetsonville area. Lucille did clerical work in Wausau, Milwaukee, and Medford. She also worked at the Farm and Home Administration until she retired in 1986. In her retirement she did volunteer work. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, and playing the harmonica.

MEMBER OF:  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Zion Ladies Aid, Thrivent Financial, Stetsonville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Medford VFW Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Karen (Lyle) Hansel of Murrells Inlet, SC

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Sharon S. Pitzke in 1993

SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Anne Allard of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands       

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: One Sister: Geraldine Fierke, Three brothers: Jerome, Bucky, and Marvin Steevens

DECEASED FATHER: Henry R. Steevens      DECEASED MOTHER: Emma Louisa (Carstensen) Steevens

PALLBEARERS: Her nephews

OTHER INFORMATION:  Memorials may be made to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


John J. Schilling, 65, of Dorchester, passed away at his home on Tuesday August 9, 2016.
John was born in Prentice, WI, November 20, 1950 to Edward and Elizabeth Schilling.
He is survived by Significant Other: Ruth Dassow of Dorchester, Sons: Jason (Lisa) Schilling of Marshfield, Travis Schilling of Medford, Grandaughters: Marisa and Kaylie Schilling of Medford, Mother: Elizabeth Schilling, Siblings: Jim Schilling of Stetsonville, Kenny (Brenda) Schilling of Rib Lake, Tommy (Linda) Schilling of Medford, Danny Schilling of Medford, Paul (Cindy) Schilling of Medford, Steve (Lori) Schilling of Medford, Jean (Wesley) Singleton of Medford, Betty (Doug) Acker of Marathon, Kathy (Ed) Graff of Dorchester, Mary (Ed) Laher of Medford, Grace (Pat) Tischendorf of Medford, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Father: Edward Schilling.
John worked for the City of Medford on the Street Crew for 15 years, and then went on to log, helping on farms throughout the community, and then worked for Switlicks and Sons Construction and Fur Foods.
John loved to take part in and attend tractor and truck pulls, and also demolition derbies. He also enjoyed helping his sons with their demo derby  cars. John raced Enduro Cars on dirt track for a period of time. He lived for deer hunting and fishing. He took pleasure in watching Western Movies, going for car rides, cutting firewood with his best friend Mitch Stillman and eating a Big Mac. He was a member of Whitetails Unlimited.
John will always be remembered for his quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday August 12, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM, with Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of John J. Schilling can be given to his family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Monday, August 8, 2016


Colonel Lyndoll L. Wells died Saturday, August 6, 2016 with family by her side under the care of Aspirus Care and Rehabilitation-Medford and Hope Hospice.
Lyndoll, the third child of Bonnie (Alexander) and Harry Wells, was born on 17 September 1930 in Kincaid, IL. She spent her early years in Illinois before moving with her family to Michigan. She attended kindergarten and first grade in Michigan and then settled with her family in the Town of Hammel in Medford, WI. She attended Meadowbrook School and Medford High School. In 1946, her family moved to West Plains, MO where Lyndoll finished her last two years of high school. After high school, Lyndoll attended the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, Tennessee and became a registered nurse in 1951.
Always interested in flying, Lyndoll joined the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps in 1952. During her service in the Air Force she received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of WI, Madison and her Master's Degree in Nursing Service Administration from the University of MN. In the Air Force she attended the Air Force Flight Nurse Course and served as an aeromedical flight nurse from 1959 to 1961. While in the Air Force, Lyndoll had assignments in Cheyenne, WY; Cambridge, England; Clovis, NM; Wrightstown, NJ and Montgomery, AL. In 1966, Lyndoll resigned from the Air Force and worked in the private sector for a year. In 1967 she joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and was assigned to Fort Gordon, GA where she was an instructor in the military equivalent of a Licensed Practical Nurse school. In 1971 she was assigned to the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Office. In this assignment she was the first nurse ever assigned to the team responsible for planning and designing U.S. Army hospitals and clinics.
Lyndoll retired from the Army in 1975 and started her own business as a consultant in hospital planning and design. For nine years she worked with the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE supporting the construction of a modern replacement children’s hospital.
Lyndoll was an avid historian and loved to read about the leaders of the United States and explore the estates of the Revolutionary War leaders and the Civil War battlefields. She was also a woman always on the go. During her life she visited all 50 states and all seven continents. She saw world capitals, walked with penguins, climbed high in the Andes and explored the depths of canyons.
Lyndoll is survived by her nephews and nieces: Dale of Allen, TX; Bruce and his wife Sharon (Emmerich) of Mount Vernon, IL; Dawn of Medford, WI; Pamela and her husband Bruce Emmerich of Phillips, WI; David and his wife Mary (Kretschmer) of Melissa, TX; Kevin and his wife Leza (Malstrom) of Medford, WI; Susan and her husband Joseph Belzer of St. Louis Park, MN; Deirdre of Marshfield, WI; Ethan (deceased) and his wife, Tina (Boelk) of Medford, WI; James and significant other Sandi Kuenne of Medford, WI; and Melody and her husband Tim Mueller of Mosinee, WI; 28 grandnieces and nephews and 26 great grandnieces and nephews.
Lyndoll was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Wells and Bonnie (Alexander) Wells; brothers, Delbert and James; and a nephew, Ethan John.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 11, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 5:00 PM with Pastor Lowell Bolstad officiating.
Full Military Honors will follow the Memorial Service.
Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Military Honors Team. Active pallbearers will be members of her family.
A private burial service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lyndoll’s name to Hope Hospice, Medford or Aspirus Medford Hospital Foundation.
Hemer Funeral Service has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


NAME OF DECEASED: Galen Todd  Zielinski      AGE:  49

ADDRESS:  218 N 2nd Street Abbotsford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Aspirus Wausau Hospital on August 7, 2016 at 2:04PM

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: McCleary, Washington, January 14, 1967

EDUCATION: 1985 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: Married to Melanie (Epson) Zielinski on April 10, 1987 and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Galen worked as a trucker for various companies. He loved being outdoors, going to flea markets, spending time with his family and friends, and working on cars.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Melanie (Epson) Zielinski of Abbotsford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brandon (Kim) Zielinski of Antigo, Cassandra (Sam Hoffman) of Merrill, Galen (Blaine) Zielinski Jr. of Medford, and his two dogs Beau Beau, a teddy bear, and Daisey Mae, a dachshund.

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Mitchell, Kylee, Grayson          

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ken (Diane) Zielinski of Plover, Tammie Zielinski of Abbotsford, Michael (Mary Jo) Zielinski of Kronenwetter, Jeanine (Donald Jr.) Bartelt of Medford, Darla (Jeff) Piller of Medford, Leslie Marquard of Dorchester.



SURVIVING MOTHER:Viola Gertrude (Smith) Zielinski

DECEASED FATHER: Lester Robert Zielinski     

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flower, contributions may be given to the family for a future designation.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016


Harriet A. Meyer, age 94 of Medford, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford.  

Memorial services will take place at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.  

Harriet was born on September 20, 1921 in Medford, the daughter of Walter & Anna Wesle.  She attended Medford Area Schools and graduated from Medford Area High School. Harriet married Raymond F. Meyer on Nov. 8, 1941 in Medford.  Raymond passed away on April 6, 1982.

After their marriage they lived in Marshfield for a year and then moved to Dorchester where they farmed.  After retirement they returned to the Medford area.

Harriet was a faithful member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She volunteered many hours in the lunch program and the reading program at the Holy Rosary Catholic School. Harriet was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed sewing for her grandchildren, baking, going for walks and she loved spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her five children, James Meyer of Medford, Mary (Gerald) Gonnering of Dorchester, Sharon (Tom) Bychinski, of Reedsburg, Joanne (Dennis) Kroening of Edgar, and Jeffrey (Carol) Meyer of Medford.    In addition to her children she is survived by a sister Joan (Harold) Bizer and a sisters-in-law Dorothy Wesle of Medford, Marion Meyer of Holcombe, Anna Meyer of Park Falls and Lydia Meyer of Medford, 18 grandchildren, Kevin, Brad, Nate, Phillip, Debbie, Sandy, Kim, Kelly, Glen, Tina, Todd, Christopher, Scott, Clint, Codi, Abby, Haley and Jacki, and 29 Great-Grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Harriet was preceded in death by her sister Audrey Klingbeil, brother Glen Wesle, brothers-in-law Alvin, Paul, Art, Clifford, Roy & Ralph Meyer, sisters-in-law Leona Diers & Evelyn Martin.  

Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date to Country Gardens and Holy Rosary Catholic School.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016


Karen Faye Beam, 65, passed away on Wednesday, August 3 at Ministry St. Joseph in Marshfield. Graveside services will be held on Monday August 8 at 10 AM at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.


AGE: 99 

ADDRESS:  Township of Little Black, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Our House Assisted Living in Medford while in the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A graveside committal service will take place at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Black

OFFICIATING:  Pastor David Clements

INTERMENT:     St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Black

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1917 on the homestead farm in the Township of Little Black

MARRIAGE: On February 10, 1943 Henry married Evangaline Krueger and they were later divorced. He then married Blanch Warren on July 29, 1969 and she preceded him in death on February 19, 2004

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Henry lived and farmed on the homestead in the town of Little Black his entire life until he moved to Our House Assisted Living in Medford 8 years ago. He enjoyed collecting tractors.

SURVIVING DAUGHTER: Janet (August) Steffen of Mosinee

GRANDCHILDREN DECEASED: Timothy & Jeffrey Steffen & Sandra Berger

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:    3: Gary Steffen of Wausau, Thomas (Michelle) Steffen of Wausau & Nicholas Steffen of Mosinee      GR-GRANDCHILDREN:   6: Terri (Nichole) Berger, Jessi Utecht & Kasse Berger all of Mosinee, Paige, Pierce, Payton & Prentis Steffen all of Wausau         GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  4: Eli Utecht, Seth, Leon & Sid Burger all of Mosinee

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Lawrence & Robert Hoffmann, Louise Kostroski, Ann Byrne, Bertha Berger & Barbara Erben

DECEASED FATHER: Anton Hoffmann   
DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Baldermann


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Lorraine L. Krug, 76, of Stetsonville, passed away Monday August 1, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Lorraine was born May 28, 1940 in Clark County, WI to Elmer and Amelia (Hamm) Neitzel. She graduated from Medford Sr. High School in 1958. She then married George A. Krug on August 9, 1958 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway. George survives.

Lorraine is further survived by her children: Dianne (Lynn) Jochimsen of Medford, Dawn (Jerry) Brink of Medford, Gary (Sara) Krug of Exeland, seven grandchildren; Justin (Shannon) Brink of Madison, Jenna Brink of Madison, Ashley (Oleksiy) Kuprin of Chippewa Falls, Andrew (Courtney) Krug of Auburndale, Logan Jochimsen of Eau Claire, Courtney Krug of Oshkosh, Garrett (Paige Jewell) of Exeland,  five great grandchildren Corey, Amelia, Theodore, Hailey and Brysen, and her Chihuahua; Lila.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, and Sister Thelma Buchholz.

Following her marriage, George and Lorraine lived on her family farm for 3 years before purchasing their first home west of Stetsonville, where they lived for 25 years. She worked for Medford and Holway schools in the kitchen. She then went on to work for Weather Shield Millwork Division for 26 years, and retired from there in 2003. In her retirement she loved her home on North Twin Lake where she enjoyed rides on her pontoon and paddle boating.  She took pleasure in working on plastic canvas, listening to country music, watching the Green Bay Packers and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway, and a Charter Member of Pine Creek Snowmobile Club, and the Stetsonville American Legion Women’s Auxilliary.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday August 6, 2016 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway. Rev. Lowell Bolstad will officiate. Cremainal inurnment will follow at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7:00 PM, Friday August 5, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also one hour prior the service at church.
Memorial Donations in honor of Lorraine Krug can be given to her family, for designation at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at


Monday, August 1, 2016



ADDRESS: Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:20 PM Saturday, July 30 at her residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Graveside committal services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 3 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 4, 1946 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools, and was a 1964 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: In 1967 at Medford to Jim Mildbrand and they were later divorced

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a housewife & mother for most of her life. She worked as a secretary at Northcentral Technical College for a period of time. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing, animals, stamping, scrapbooking & creative writing.

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford; Past member of the Royal Rough Riders

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – James “Jim” Mildbrand, Jr. of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Bruce (Thressa) Thielke of Withee

DECEASED FATHER: Donovan Wilson Thielke DECEASED MOTHER: Elvera Fern Talbot Thielke

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces/nephews: Barb (Dennis) Lato of Withee, Dan (Diane) Thielke of New Richmond, Bill (Michele) Thielke of Chippewa Falls, Doug (Bonnie) Thielke of Curtiss
-Memorial contributions may be given to the family for a future designation
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