Thursday, September 14, 2017

FLORENCE PREMEAU - SLONIKER

Florence Premeau -Sloniker, 89, of Clark County, passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Clark County Rehab & Living Center.

Florence was born on November 15, 1927 to Jacob and Anna Kapfhamer in Medford. She married Rodger A. Premeau on September 3, 1947; he preceded her in death in February of 1968. Together they owned and operated several dry cleaning businesses in Wisconsin and one in Michigan before purchasing and operating Hi-Way Cleaners in Medford. After Rodger’s passing Florence ran the business independently until 1973. They also owned and operated a farm east of Medford. She and her husband had four children. She married Ed Sloniker on October 13, 1973; he survives. They moved to Greenwood, where she was actively involved with his duties as mayor.

In her spare time she enjoyed her family, talking, listening, laughing, walking, working, horseback riding, gardening, sewing, traveling, fishing, and spending time at her cottage.

In addition to her husband Ed of Abbotsford, she is survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Lynn) Premeau of Norwalk, Jeffery Premeau of Kennan, Dr. Cheri (Michael Horton) Premeau of Waverly, TN, and Chad (Mary) Premeau of Merrill, five grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Miles, Rodger (Melissa) Premeau, Steven Premeau, Kayla Premeau, and Mischa Premeau, and 3 great-grandchildren, sisters Irene Piller of Appleton and Sandra Dahl of Medford. She is further survived by many other family and friends.

In addition to her first husband, Rodger, Florence is preceded in death by her brother Edward Kapfhamer and sisters Eleanor Scimeca and Helen Seibel.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

JANINE D. KLOTH

Janine D. Kloth, 54, of Stetsonville, died Wednesday September 6, 2017 at her residence, under the care of Ministry Health Hospice.
Janine was born June 11, 1963 in Medford Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Rib Lake High School, and received an Associates Degree from North Central Technical College. She married Duane A. Blasel on Nov. 11, 1989, he preceded her in death on November 5, 2000. She then married James E. Kloth on August 13, 2005 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. James survives.
She is further survived by her Daughters: Kristie (Ben) Petznick of Stetsonville, Sarah (John Birdyshaw) Blasel of Ripon, Grandson Jacoby Petznick, Step Daughter Ashley (Tracy Kautzer) Minsaas of Stetsonville, and Stepgrandchildren: Taiylor, Aliah, and Trevor Minsaas.
Janine worked for Weather Shield Windows, Hurd Millwork, Phillip Plastics, Maple Islands, and Marshfield Clinic. She loved to travel the country with her Husband James. She enjoyed all things outdoors especially hunting, fishing camping and four wheeling, and also attending car shows and truck pulls.
Janine was a self proclaimed “foodie” and enjoyed cooking and creating new recipes. She always could find a reason to host a cookout and have her family over. She loved her family and spending time with all of them, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, and the Moonlight Snow Cats Snowmobile Club where she served as past secretary.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 9, 2017 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard Russo will officiate. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Memorial donations in honor of Janine 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ALVIN R. SCHMUDLACH


Alvin R. Schmudlach, 90, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, September 5 in Tomahawk. He was born on March 27, 1927 to Herman and Myrtle Schmudlach in Spirit, WI. He married Carol File on November 24, 1956, she precedes him in death.

At age 15 he got a special license to drive milk truck. He served in the US Army during WWII. After being discharged, he bought a dairy farm and worked on the homestead until retirement.

In his spare time he loved to travel and sight see, raise bees, spend time with his family, and playing cards, especially Skipbo.

Alvin is survived by his three children, Rodney and Randel Schmudlach, and Dawn (Greg Quednow) Krueger, all of Rib Lake. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

In addition to his wife and parents, Alvin is preceded in death one sister, Zelma Ehlert, 4 brothers, Raymond, Harvey, Norman, and LaVerne, and one great-grandchild Adrian.

Funeral Services for Alvin will be on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake. Visitation will take place on Sunday September 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday September 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tomahawk Health Services for their great care and compassion.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

RUTH H. SCHRAUTH

Ruth H. Schrauth, 92, of Medford, passed away September 5, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.
She was born May 30, 1925 in Medford, WI to the late John and Freida (Fischer) Schmidt. She was married to the late Louis Malchow in 1946 who passed away in 1963. She then married the late Alvin Schrauth in 1966 and enjoyed there 41 years together until his passing in 2007.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday September 11, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Monday September 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Ruth was well known for owning and operating Malchow Grocery in Medford from 1953 until her retirement in 1976. She enjoyed all the customers and memories made at the grocery store. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, spending time with her family and friends, cook books, magazines and gardening her vegetables and plants.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Ruth is survived by her children: Ilene (Michael) Grant of Medford and Gary Malchow of Madison; Grandson: James (Penny) Grant of Medford; Great Grandchildren: Avery and Anthony Grant of Medford; Sisters: Louise Piller of Watertown and Gloria (Mark Hartman) Spreen of Medford; Brothers: Roy Schmidt of Sussex and Ervin (Delores) Schmidt of Medford; Sister-In-Law: Christine Schmidt of Cedarberg.
In addition to her parents and late husband’s Ruth is preceded in death by infant son Dale Malchow; Brothers: Arnold Schmidt and Marvin Schmidt; Sister: Lenora Johnson
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the family of Ruth to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

MARJORIE “MARGE” K. ROTHMEIER

NAME OF DECEASED: MARJORIE “MARGE” K. ROTHMEIER AGE: 73

ADDRESS: 331 Luepke Way, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:15 AM Tuesday, September 5 at her residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, September 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday, September 7 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic Rosary service held that evening; visitation will also be at church on Friday from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1943 in Medford

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Elementary School and attended Medford High School

MARRIAGE: May 28, 1960 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Alfred “Hobby” M. Rothmeier and he survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked most of her life as a housewife and mother. She also worked for many years at her families business, Hoffman’s Ben Franklin in downtown Medford. In 1993 she opened Westside Garden Nursery in Medford which she owned & operated for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, her faith was very important to her, weekly trips with the Domino Girls, and her passion was her family.

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

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Alfred “Hobby” M. Rothmeier of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jon (Angie) Rothmeier of Medford and Paul Rothmeier of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Mark & Kathleen Rothmeier and Lisa Lugo

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 – Rebecca (Lugo) (Lucas) Kraschnewski of Green Bay, Mark Lugo of Medford, Jared Rothmeier of Wausau, Andrew, Hope, Paxton & Raylin Rothmeier all of Medford
GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Shaelyn & Daxton Kraschnewski of Green Bay.
She further survived by many nieces and nephews.       

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Joan (Al) Clark of Prescott, WI, Gail (Richard) Kestler of Medford & Jim (Linda) Hoffman of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Dick & Wayne Hoffman; B/S-in-law:  Pete Rothmeier, Evelyn "Mickey" Nelson, Loretta "Dolly" Leinwander, Bernie and Pearl Rothmeier.

DECEASED FATHER: Earl Hoffman DECEASED MOTHER: Helen (Pohle) Hoffman

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions should be given to either Hope Hospice of Medford or Holy Rosary Church and School of Medford
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Monday, September 4, 2017

JOHN J. JAQUET


John J. Jaquet, 17 months, of West Allis, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017 in Medford.

John was born April 2, 2016 in Racine to Robert and Justice (Skovera) Jaquet. Robert and Justice survive.

He is further survived by his siblings: Bridgit and Dominic Jaquet, Grandparents: Jim & Maggie Skovera of Mt. Pleasant and Roger & Connie Macklin of Superior. He is preceded in death by his Grandfather Jon Yunker, and Uncle Jonathon Mutchie.

John will always be remembered by his sweet spirit, and will be forever dancing.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and no services will be held.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.





 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

RITA M. EISNER

Rita Marie Eisner, 72, of Rib Lake, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.
Rita was born October 14, 1944 in Chelsea, WI to Albert and Cecilia (Poehnelt) Olson. Rita married Charles Eisner, Sr., on April 29, 1962. Charles survives.
She is further survived by her Children: Allan (Lisa) Eisner of Rib Lake, Jeff (Lisa) Eisner of Merrill, Brenda (Peter) Jones of Ladysmith, Connie (Jeff Mauch) Eisner of Ogema, Linda (Paul) Newman of Rib Lake, 10 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, Brother LeRoy “Butch” (Deretta) Olson of Chelsea, and many nieces and nephews.
Rita is preceded in death by her Parents, Son Charles “Fritz” Eisner, Jr., Sister Pat Faude and Brother Thomas Olson, and her beloved Dachshund Fritz.
Rita worked for Gem Products in Rib Lake, and then went on to work in housekeeping at the Rib Lake Golden Living Center, where she retired from in 2008. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, NASCAR and local dirt track racing fan. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and completing word searches. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 5, from 5:00-7:00 PM, and also from 10:00 AM until the time of mass at 11:00 AM, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Visitation will conclude Tuesday Night with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations in honor of Rita 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com

DAVID A. JOHNAS

David A. Johnas, 54, of Medford, passed away September 2, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.
David was born June 7, 1963 in Medford, Wisconsin to Frank and Gladys (Nelson) Johnas. David married the love of his life Nancy “D.D.” Motte on October 3, 2008. They enjoyed every moment they spent together and life will not be the same without David. He loved life more than anything and especially his love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Johnas; Daughters: Katy Lynn (Matt) Anderson of Schofield and Misty Marie (Brice) Faulkner of Medford; Grandchildren: Makenna and Jamison Anderson of Schofield, Miah and Chase Faulkner of Medford; Mother: Gladys Johnas of Medford; Mother-In-Law: Rita Motte of Medford; Brothers and Sisters: Virginia Giovacchini of Madison, Robert Johnas of Medford, Joe (Sue) Johnas of Rib Lake, Janet Gebert of Medford, Jeanne (Galen) Vesnefsky of Medford, Julia Johnas of Vernon Hills, IL, John (Sharon) Johnas of Medford, Lora Johnas of Eau Claire; Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Mary Lou (Mark) Thums of Rib Lake, Patricia Ann (Tom Schimon) Klinger of Medford, Debra Jean (Scott) Pokallus of Spencer and Jack “Charlie” (Carol) Motte of Medford; Nieces: Thora, Katie, Amanda, Erica, Jennifer, April, Karen, Jayme, Courtney and Casey; Nephews: Dylan, Jason, Michael, Brad, Jeff, Larry, Stephan, and Matthew.
In 1986, David bought his first dump truck. As owner and operater he was working for Pitlik and Wick out of Eagle River at the time of his death. In 1999, he purchased logging equipment and started his own logging business which he owned and operated during the winter months with his brother John and nephew Michael. He loved to work and took pride in what he did and had amazing compassion for his coworkers. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anyone and would give the shirt off his back for you. He loved working on “The Ranch”. Nancy and David love the nicknames of each other “Frank and Fran”.
He enjoyed fixing machinery, working in the woods, teaching everyone how to waterski and spending time with his wife, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood. Visitation will be Monday, September 4 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Visitation will continue September 5 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to David’s family to be designated at a later date.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

JUDITH A. KAYHART

Judith A. Kayhart, 52, of Rib Lake, passed away August 30, 2017 at her residence.
Cremation Rites have been accorded and no services will be held.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

JUDITH A. DUNKEL

Judith A. Dunkel, 74, of Rib Lake, passed away Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Center, and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Judith was born July 4, 1943 in Medford to George and Minnie (Larson) Dunkel.
She is survived by her siblings: Vernon (Sandra) Dunkel of Rib Lake, Marlene Kulczyski of Grafton, Carol Zimdars of Suakville, and many nieces and nephews. Judith is preceded in death by her Parents, two Brothers: Donald and Kenneth Dunkel, three sisters: Mae Kelnhofer, Alva Kieth, and Marjorie Kelnhofer.
Judith enjoyed attending baseball games, watching football, picking berries and gardening. Her faith was very important to her, and loved attending church. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the town of Greenwood.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 2, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Rev. James Babler will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Memorial donations in honor of Judith 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

VIOLA O. EMMERICH

NAME OF DECEASED: VIOLA O. EMMERICH AGE: 100

ADDRESS: Clark County Rehab & Living Center, Owen; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:15 AM Wednesday, August 30 at Clark Co. Rehab & Living Center, Owen where she had resided for the past 2 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, September 1 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, September 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 15, 1917 at Medford

EDUCATION: attended Medford area schools

MARRIAGE: June 2, 1945 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Arthur L. Emmerich and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1994

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She clerked at the Medford A & P Store and the Medford Co-op Store for 25 years until her retirement. In her retirement, she worked at the Little Store in downtown Medford. She enjoyed fishing, camping, quilting, sewing, spending time at the cabin on Long Lake, and her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and the Ladies of Immanuel

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Perry (Gloria) Emmerich of Medford, Ronda (Steve Axtman) Emmerich of Medford, Nona (Gene) Halopka of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Travis Emmerich, Tasha Hernandez, Chris (Larissa) Hartl, Tracy (Rick) Dowden, Shane (Tara) Halopka, Kerry (Samantha) Halopka GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6

SISTERS DECEASED: Myrtle Emmerich, Pearl Balciar & Ruth Hurtienne in her youth

DECEASED FATHER: August Hurtienne DECEASED MOTHER: Alvina Sommers

PALLBEARERS: her 6 grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Ladies of Immanuel, C/O Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
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Monday, August 28, 2017

HAROLD O. KLESSIG


Harold O. “Otto” Klessig, 89, of Ogema, passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Services in Rib Lake, where he was a resident.
Harold was born October 18, 1927 in Carlsville, WI to Oswald and Lorena (O’Hern) Klessig. He was a 1946 graduate from Sevastopol High School. He married Donna Mae Peterson on September 27, 1952 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, WI. Donna survives.
He is further survived by his Children: Linda (Brad Nelson)Weber of Ogema, Robert (Cindy) Klessig of Merrill, Sharon (Gerald) Hause of Ogema, James Klessig of Glacier, WA, 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren, Sister in Law: Jeanne (Klessig) Lattimer, Cousin Roger Schopf and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Parents and two brothers, Merton and Robert Klessig.
Otto worked as a milk tester at The Condensery in Sturgeon Bay, and then went on to work as a welder at Peterson Builder’s Shipyard. He and his family later moved to Ogema in 1974, where they owned Klessig’s Kountry Kitchen and was a night watchman in the area.
He was a veteran of the US Army, and served in the Korean War. Otto was a lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prentice, Ogema American Legion, and the Ogema Volunteer Fire Company.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private memorial will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Saturday, August 26, 2017

JOHN R. GALLISTEL

John R. Gallistel, 84, of Medford, passed away on August 26, 2017 on his birthday, due to natural causes. He was born to Anton and Elizabeth Gallistel on August 26, 1933 on the family farm near Gad. He served in the Army in Anchorage, Alaska as a military policeman, where he escorted President Eisenhower; he then went to work in Milwaukee at American Motors for two years.  John married Arlene Nezval on June 9, 1962 and took over the family farm; she precedes him in death in 2005. They sold the farm in 1998 and moved to Medford. He went on to do seasonal work for Figgi’s in Marshfield. He later went on to work for the Forestry Department until his retirement.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, traveling, spending time with his family and grandchildren, going out to eat, visiting friends, spending time in the woods, doing fieldwork, and attending church.
He was theTownship of Bern Supervisor, and Board Member of the Medford Co-Op, and member of the VFW and Knights of Columbus.
John is survived by his daughter, Mary (Kip) Swope of Rib Mountain and three sons Kevin, John M., and Brian (Laura Thums) Gallistel , all of Medford; two grandsons Michael and Alex, both of Rib Mountain. He is further survived by three sisters, Noreen Cywinski of IL, Mary Grant of Schofield , and Donna Faber of Medford.
 In addition to his wife and parents, John is preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Jim, Bob, and Jeanne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Nueschwander officiating; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday August 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM
In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

GENEVA L. GUZIAK

Geneva L. Guziak, 96, of Country Gardens, Medford, passed away on Friday August 25, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.
She was born on August 13, 1921 in Medford, WI to the late John and Martha (Zacher) Furland. She was married to the late Michael Guziak Sr. on August 2, 1941 in Medford, Wisconsin.
Geneva and her husband moved to Medford in 1943 from Chicago, IL where they farmed for 10 years. After farming they operated a mink ranch for 20 years until she became a CNA at Medford Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren, traveling, and was an avid canasta player and loved her search-a-word books.
She was a member of Gad Homemakers for over 70 years, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Red Hat Ladies.
Geneva is survived by her children Patricia Bucki of Medford, Michael (Margie) Guziak Jr. of Medford, Judith (Paul) Nelson of Watersmeet, MI; 11 grandchildren: Bruce (Tami), Brian (Becky), Blake (Michelle), Bradley (Jessica), David, Daniel (Caroline), Diane (Scott), Debi (Eric), Kurt (Heidi), Marla (Matt) and Ashley (Stephan); 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren; sister Vernice Selby of Menominee Falls, WI, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents Geneva is preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Redszus, son-in-law, Lyman Bucki & sister, Elida Langer.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday September 1, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Friday September 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the family of Geneva to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Friday, August 25, 2017

RICHARD F. FRANKKI


NAME OF DECEASED: RICHARD F. FRANKKI AGE: 71

ADDRESS: W4037 State Highway 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 PM Thursday, August 24 at Marshfield Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past 3 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, August 28 at Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Ogema

OFFICIATING: Mike Peterson

INTERMENT: Leavitt Creek Cemetery – Township of Hill, Price County where there will be military rites performed by the Spirit American Legion

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, August 27 and also at church in Ogema from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, August 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 3, 1946 at Medford

EDUCATION: Leavitt Creek Grade School, Town of Hill and was a 1964 graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: December 2, 1967 at Marshfield to Janice E. Peterson & she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as a machinist in the Twin Cities. In 1973, he returned to the area settling in Medford where he worked at Enerquip Mfg. as a machinist until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed travel, hunting, fishing camping, games of all sorts & spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wife – Janice E. Frankki of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Keith (Stephanie) Frankki of Lidgerwood, ND, Amy (Scott) Wildberg of Medford & Jennifer (Scott) Geiger of Oak Grove, MN

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Heidi, Logan & Lindsey Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley (Jack) Smith of Medford, Jim (Dorothy) Frankki of Medford, Alice (Larry) Rogers of Waukesha, Linda (Ronald) Schmitt of Waukesha, Paul (Judy) Frankki of Stetsonville, Elaine (Jim) Leppala of Watton, MI, Ruth (Wayne) Dupuis of Medford, Carol (Gary “Fuzzy”) Ellenbecker of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John, George & Alfred Frankki, baby Charles Frankki in infancy;
Sister – Ethel Stenberg

DECEASED FATHER: John Elovy Frankki DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Sophia Leino

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Logan Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and brothers and sisters in faith
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LOUISE M. FRENZEL

Louise M. Frenzel, 88, of Deer Creek, passed away on August 23, 2017 under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on May 20, 1929 to Frank and Annie (Reitz) Ludwig. She married Erevin J. Frenzel on January 10, 1948; he preceded her in death on September 12, 1977.

Louise worked most of her life on her dairy farm. She also worked for 20 years at the Centennial Hall as a cook. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and occasional trips to the casino with her friends.
She is survived by her children Alan (Li-Ying) Frenzel of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Sandra (Alvin) Stauner of Pewaukee, Karen (Allan) Wood of Curtiss, Jerry (Suzi) Frenzel of Medford, and Betty (George) Pergolski of Wausau; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, She is further survived by her sister Mary Lou Fechhelm of Medford, brother in law Norm Frenzel of Appleton, and sisters in law Lucille Janke of Medford and Rose Ludwig of Wisconsin Dells.

In addition to her husband and parents, Louise is preceded in death by 5 brothers and 4 sisters and great-granddaughter Kassidy Nicole Nyhus in 2004.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, August 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with Father Michael Hayden officiating followed by burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Little Black. Visitation will take place on Monday, August 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions, in Louise name may be given to Hope Hospice.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GEORGE M. BREHM

George M. Brehm, 95, of Medford, passed away peacefully at his home on August 22, 2017.
Born at home on October 19, 1921 to Henry and Mary (Schneiders) Brehm in Medford, WI. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Medford High School graduating in 1940. He and two classmates traveled to California via Route 66.
As a young man he worked at Bootzin’s Feed Mill and Medford Lumber & Fuel. He was working on the family farm at the time of his marriage to Mabel Lekies on May 17, 1944 which started a partnership which lasted over 73 years. They then purchased their own farm in the Town of Little Black and George proceeded to build a new home on the property with the help of his father-in-law, Emil Lekies. Besides working on the farm with his wife he also worked for Klingbeil Lumber for a period of time. After working with several local builders and an area electrician he started building on his own with the help of his sons over the years. He went on to build numerous homes in Taylor and the surrounding counties. George was instrumental in the development of the Roberta subdivision in Medford.
He and Mabel sold their farm in 1970 and worked full time building until his retirement. They would live at their present address from then on.
George was a long time active member of Chelsea Conservation Club. He was kept busy after retirement caring for and selling Christmas trees as well as building and selling picnic tables. He enjoyed competing in horseshoe tournaments as well as playing good competitive sheepshead cards. A trip to a casino to play blackjack was known to happen.
Their road trips would take them to the World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN, driving the Alaskan Highway to Alaska and trips to the Southwest, California and Yellowstone. A Caribbean cruise and a trip out of Vancouver through the Inside Passage to Alaska was also taken. Their month long trip through Europe would exceed all their expectations.
George and Mabel enjoyed camping with family at Big Chetek Lake, Canadian fishing trips and to many other destination. Hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming and Manitoba with the help of his oldest son David were always looked forward to.
He is survived by his wife Mabel and five children: David (Grace) Brehm of Medford, Lyle (Pauline) Brehm of Schofield, Bruce (Joan) Brehm of Medford, Rebecca (Charles) Gerschefske of Lincoln, NE and Daniel (Cathy) Brehm of Ramsey, MN. 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law Pearl Sackmann of Stetsonville.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Earl (Helen), Marvin (Toni), Harlan (Lenore), Elmer (Lavera); sister: Marie (Henry) Laabs; one nephew and one grandchild.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 28 at 9:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to George’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Monday, August 21, 2017

LEONA M. BLASEL

NAME OF DECEASED: LEONA M. BLASEL AGE: 99

ADDRESS: 144 N. State Highway 13, Stetsonville, WI 54480

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:59 AM Monday, August 21, 2017 at Care Partners Assister Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 10 months, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, August 25 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 24; also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, August 25

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 20, 1917 in the Town of Mayville, Clark County

EDUCATION: Township of Mayville, Clark County elementary schools

MARRIAGE: December 7, 1938 in Valparaiso, IN to Edwin R. Blasel and he preceded her in death January 13, 1991

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Leona worked most of her life as a housewife & mother while residing in Stetsonville. She volunteered at the Centennial Community Center, Stetsonville for 24 years and delivered ‘meals on wheels’ for many years. She enjoyed driving the Amish people around along with polka dancing, knitting, card playing, gardening (especially raspberries), watching the Brewers & Packers, and spending winters in Florida.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville; Zion Mission Circle; Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Auxiliary, Stetsonville;

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Alice Nelson of Stevens Point, Doris (Bruce) Dietze of Medford, Allen (Susan) Blasel of Plymouth; Step-Children: Edna Porter of Plover, Florence Jarvis of Brookfield & Arlene (Harvey) Dassow of Wauwatosa
Step Daughter-in-law: Ilaine Blasel of Stetsonville

STEP-CHILDREN DECEASED: Elmer Blasel & Norma Lake

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 & 15 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 15 & 32 step
GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2 & 25 step

DECEASED GRANDDAUGHTER: Beth Schield DECEASED STEP GRANDDAUGHTERS: Sandra Stanley, Debra Porter

DECEASED SON IN LAW: Don Nelson DECEASED STEP SON IN LAWS: Will Lake, Harry Porter, Gene Jarvis

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Clarence (Marjorie) Boxrucker of Stetsonville & Edward Boxrucker of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Al (Agnes) Boxrucker, Delores (Adolph) Dums, Raymond (Arlene) Boxrucker & Sister-in-law: Jean Boxrucker

DECEASED FATHER: Jacob Boxrucker DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth (Schumacher) Boxrucker

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons


Sunday, August 20, 2017

MARIE C. "MARION" FABER

Marie C. "Marion" Faber, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday August 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

Marie was born July 8, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Mae (Koncel) Lapacek. She married Everett Faber on November 28, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. They were married for 70 years. Everett survives.

Marie is further survived by her daughter: Kathleen (John) Klingbeil of Goodrich, Grandchildren Lee Schmidt, Libby Schmidt (Aric Way), Joshua (Brooke Sperry), Jonathan, Garett (Rebecca) and Grant (Danielle) Klingbeil, seven Great Grandchildren, several Great Great Grandchildren and Sister in Law: Kathryn Lapacek of Waunakee. 4 sisters in law and 4 brothers in law on Everett's side.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter: Patricia Schmidt, Great Grandson Keith Schmidt, Brothers: Frank and Joseph Lapacek II, and Sister: Lillian Meyer. She is further preceded in death by 2 sisters in law and 1 brother in law on her side and 5 sisters in law and 5 brothers in law on Everett's side.

Marie moved with her family to the Medford area when she was a child. Following high school, she attended Medford Teachers College "Normal School" and went on to teach at several elementary schools in the Medford area. She later completed her B.S. degree in Education at UW- Stevens Point.In 1950, her family moved to Goodrich where they farmed until 1977, when they moved back to Medford. She finished her teaching career as a Social Studies teacher at Medford Jr. High.

She enjoyed spending time at the family lake cabin, traveling with their camper and later motor home clubs, wintering in Florida, Arizona and Texas. Marie was a member of the Medford VFW Auxiliary Post.

Marie loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with each and every one, and cooking meals for them.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday August 26, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Visitation will be held on Saturday at Holy Rosary Church from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, or Huey's Hideaway Children's Museum.

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

DONALD P. MONHEIM

NAME OF DECEASED: DONALD “DON” P. MONHEIM AGE: 74

ADDRESS: N4502 Clear Lake Road, Medford; A Township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, August 19 at Colonial Care Center, Colby, WI where he had resided for the past 7 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with military rites performed by the Medford area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, August 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 7, 1942 at Medford, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Rib River Elementary School, Rib Lake and was a 1960 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: Never Married

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served from 1965-1967 in the US Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as an electrician in the Milwaukee area while residing in Pewaukee until his retirement. He then moved to the Town of Hammel and resided in the home he designed and built. He enjoyed tinkering, gambling trips with his sister Diane, roaming the Wisconsin countryside to destinations unknown of his choosing with his niece Theresa and great nephew Max, travel & family visits.

MEMBER OF: IBEW Local union 494 - Milwaukee

SURVIVING FAMILY: Sister - Diane Monheim of Madison; Neice – Theresa (Bob) Lister;
Nephews – Butch (Marie), Will, David, Brian (JoAnne), Greg & Daniel Monheim;
Numerous Great Nieces & Great Nephews

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Frank Monheim, Jr., William Monheim and a sister, Carol in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Joseph Monheim, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Violet Bertha (Miller) Monheim

OTHER INFORMATION:
-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either: Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 OR Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 OR St. Croix Hospice of Eau Claire
-A heartfelt thanks to his neighbors – Art, Craig & Lynn, Kiersten & Jason
-A special thanks to the Colonial Care Center, Colby, & St. Croix Hospice, Eau Claire for all the care & comfort they have provided
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

JONATHON E. MANBECK


Jonathon E. Manbeck, of the town of Molitor, passed away at his residence on Monday August 14, 2017. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life will take place at 5:30 the Medford VFW Post on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

HILDEGARDE R. MAXAM


Hildegarde R. Maxam, 94, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Waterford at Colby. She was born to William and Alvina Beisner in Dorchester on June 10, 1923. She married Lowell H. Maxam on January 6, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester, he precedes her in death. They bought a farm in the town of Holton and the family was blessed with many children.

Hildegarde is survived by seven daughters, Monica (Dan) Maguire of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene (Kenneth) Strasser and Tina (Gary) Heeg both of Unity, Dawn (Jeff) Colvin of Wausau, Sandi (Tony) Bechel of Kronenwetter, Faith (Mark) Heeg of Colby, and Lori (Bill) Heindl of Edgar; two sons, Harvey (Glory) Maxam of Unity and Mark (Barb) Maxam of Unity. She is further survived by 33 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband Hildegarde is preceded in death by one sister Edith Plockelman

Funeral Services for Hildegarde will be held on Friday, August 18 at 11:00 AM at First United Church of Christ, 111 S 2nd Street Colby, with Pastor Doris Ruben officiating, burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will take place at First United Church of Christ in Colby on Friday August 18 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Hildegarde’s name may be made to Peace United Church of Christ.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

LYMAN W. BUCKI

Lyman W. Bucki, 76, Medford, died Friday, August 11 unexpectedly at his residence.
Lyman was born on May 28, 1941 in Medford, WI to the late Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki. He attended Cloverdale Grade School and Medford High School where he graduated in 1959.
Lyman married the love of his life Patricia Ann on April 26, 1962 in Medford, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodwork, golfing and the Brewers. Lyman worked as a meat manager for 20 years before taking over Bucki Manufacturing where he worked for 25 years. He also worked as a custodian at Aspirus Hospital for 12 years where he retired in 2010.
Lyman was a member of the Taylor County Sportsman Club and Medford Bowman.  
Lyman is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Bucki of Medford; Children: Bruce (Tami) Bucki of Medford, Brian (Becky) Bucki of Medford, Blake (Michelle) Bucki of Medford, Bradley (Jessica) Bucki of Eau Claire; Grandchildren: Jason, Jake, Emily, Taylor, Logan, Lindsey, Matthew and Alex; Great-Grandchildren: Alec, Lilian, Raegan and Lydia; Brother: Walter (Myrna) Bucki of Dresser; Mother-In-Law: Geneva Guziak of Medford and many other family and friends.
Lyman is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Blondina (Kloth) Bucki and Father-In-Law Michael Guziak Sr.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 15 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Monday, August 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following funeral services. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lyman’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MARGARET BRUNNER

Margaret Brunner, 96, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Care Partners in Medford.
Margaret was born on June 21, 1921 in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Theresa Thillen. She was married to the late Wilfred Brunner on December 23, 1939 in Medford, Wisconsin.
In 1943 Margaret and her husband moved to the town of Molitor where they farmed and logged. She also enjoyed: fishing, riding horses, Western movies, canning and gardening.
Margaret was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rough Riders and Homemakers.
Margaret is survived by her children: Carol (Ken) Otwaska, Racine, and Bruce (Bonnie) Brunner, Town of Grover, Lenore (Alan) Brandl, Town of Little Black; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren; Sister In-law Delores Hartwig.
In addition to her husband and parents Margaret is preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Raffini in 1970; her brothers Anthony and John Thillen and her sister Mary Willis.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday August 5, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Pastor Brian Mundt will officiate. Burial will follow at Molitor Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Saturday August 5, from 11:30 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

FRANCES “FRAN” D. SCHIMON

NAME OF DECEASED: FRANCES “FRAN” D. SCHIMON AGE: 69

ADDRESS: N3217 Lemke Drive, Medford; A Township of Goodrich resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:07 PM Tuesday, August 1 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Saturday, August 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery at a later date

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 8:30 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Saturday, August 5

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 9, 1947 at Oak Park, IL

EDUCATION: St. John Bosco Elementary/Middle School, Chicago, IL and was a 1965 graduate of Chicago Public High School

MARRIAGE: February 3, 1971 at Ironwood, MI to Raymond “Ray” A. Schimon and he preceded her in death January 25, 2016

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked in the payroll dept. at Sun Electric in Chicago. They moved to the Town of Goodrich in 1971 where they farmed, she co-owned/operated Schimon’s Goodrich Auto with her husband, and worked as an after-hours answering service for Taylor Electric for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting of all kinds, garage sales, word puzzles, her pet cats and collecting dolls.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brad (Marie) Schimon and Mary Hessefort both of Goodrich
4 step-children and numerous step-grandchildren/great grandchildren all of the Pacific Northwest area of Washington

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Jeffery Schimon in 2010; Son-in-law: James Hessefort in 2009

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Liam and a soon to arrive sibling

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Patti Linders of Tacoma, WA

DECEASED FATHER: William Frank Coates DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Cecilia Joda

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MARGARET E. HENLINE


Margaret “Peg” Henline, 100, of Medford, passed away July 27, 2017 at Deerview Meadows. A lifetime Medford resident, she was born November 23, 1916 to Frank and Bertha (Resech) Graff. Peg attended Medford public schools, graduating from Medford High School and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Peg married Howard Sterling Henline in 1936. He died in 1968. A brother, William Graff, and two sisters, Mildred Cherney and Rosetta Makowski, also preceded her in death. Peg is survived by two daughters, Joan McCarthy of Albany, Oregon and Marsha (Terry) Parkhill, of Westchester, California, and four grandchildren: Michael McCarthy of Oregon, Kelly McCarthy of California, Eric Parkhill of California and Krista Parkhill-Driscoll of Switzerland. She is also survived by a nephew, Kurt (Gloria) Henline and niece, Janet Doriot, all of Medford. Peg was involved as a volunteer as bowling league secretary, the hospital auxiliary's Bargain Bin store, the American Cancer Society and as an election poll worker. She bowled on the Medford Laundry team and was also a member of the study club in Medford. After 20 years of living independently at Riverview, Peg spent her last months in assisted living. Burial took place July 28 at Evergreen Cemetery. The family greatly appreciates the care provided by Hope Hospice.  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Sunday, July 30, 2017

HAROLD E. GORICHS

Harold E. Gorichs, 76, formerly of Medford, currently of Fond Du Lac, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at Harbor Haven Nursing Home in Fond Du Lac. Cremation rites have been accorded, and no services will be held.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

KENNETH P. FECHHELM





Kenneth P. Fechhem, 77, of Medford, passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.


Kenneth was born August 26, 1939 in Marshfield, WI to Norbert and Augusta (Eckes) Fechhelm. He married Mary L. Ludwig on February 8, 1964 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Mary survives.

He is further survived by his children: Norbert (Vera Anne) Fechhelm of Stetsonville, Mark (Kerri) Fechhelm of Merrill, Lori (Jim) Buehler of Medford, Kevin (Dana) Fechhelm of Abbotsford, Phillip (Kayda) Fechhelm of Stetsonville, John (Kim) Fechhelm of Medford, 14 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, Brother Tom (Gerry) Fechhelm of Wausau, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, one brother and three sisters.

Ken held various jobs throughout the Medford Area. He retired from Holy Rosary Catholic School where he served as the janitor. He enjoyed traveling and spending his winters in Texas, along with fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and testing his luck at casinos.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Sams Camping Club.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday August 3, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father David Neuschwander will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Little Black at a later date. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Thursday August 3, from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at 11:00 AM.

Memorial donations in honor of Kenneth 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com







KIRK A. KLASSEN

Kirk A. Klassen passed away on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at his home in Prentice, WI from complications of cancer.
Kirk was born September 29, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert L. Klassen and Elizabeth A. Klassen (Biwer), the second of three sons.  He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in Eagle Grove, IA and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, retiring as a Chief in 1997.  He married Sharon A. Klassen (Kuecker) on May 27th, 1978 in Webster City, IA.   This union was blessed with two sons, Sean and Adam.  Kirk and his family made their home for many years in St. Marys, Georgia, where he served at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.  In 1997 they moved to Wisconsin to build their dream home in Prentice, and in 2002 Kirk and Sharon began living full time on the acreage they had improved for so many years.
 Kirk has been described as a Renaissance man and a man of service, dedicated to serving his country, community and family.  In retirement he was a proud member of the Ogema Lions club, served on the Board of Directors of Price Electric Cooperative and was renowned in the community for his recurring role as “Cleb” with the Ogema Players.  Kirk was a craftsman with a wide variety of interests including woodworking, stained glass art, cooking, automotive work, construction, landscaping and design.
Kirk is survived by his wife Sharon and his two sons Sean of Bellingham, WA and Adam (Dorie) of Lynden WA, as well as his brother Richard (Rachelle) of Desert Hot Springs, CA.  He is preceded by his parents Robert (June 18, 2017) and Betty (August 8, 2013), and his brother Craig (August 8,2013).
Memorial donations on Kirk’s behalf may be made to the Ogema Public Library or the Ogema Lions Club. 
An open house for friends, family and neighbors will be held at their home on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 3 – 7 pm.   A private memorial service for family is planned in the future.




Friday, July 21, 2017

SHIRLE R. ROTHAMER

Shirle Rose Rothamer, 80, of Medford, town of Little Black resident died Friday, July 21, 2017 at Hospice House in Wausau, Wisconsin surrounded by all six of her children and other loving family members.

Shirle was born June 19, 1937 in Kennan, Wisconsin to Leo and Cleo Smrstick.  She was the oldest of 6 children, 4 brothers and 1 sister.   She lived in Kennan until 1947, when she moved to Vesper, and attended grade school, and middle school.   In 1950, at the age of 13, she moved to Westboro, where she finished high school and graduated in 1955.  She very much enjoyed school, especially history.

Shirle met her husband Eugene “Gene” Rothamer, at a dance in Dorchester.  They were married on October 8, 1955 at Assumption of our Lady Church in Chelsea.  They lived in an apt. on Clark Street, in Medford until 1957 when they moved to Reisch’s Farm, in Dorchester where they resided for two years.  In 1959, they moved to Holy Rosary Parish where Gene served as a custodian until 1963, when they bought their first home, a dairy farm in Little Black.  They farmed for 37 years until they sold their dairy herd on July 1, 2000. In addition to dairy farming, Shirle worked at the Ideal CafĂ© for many years.  

Shirle was a long time member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and belonged to a homemakers club for years.   She took pride in keeping a beautiful home for her family.  She was very creative and artistic. Her talents included sewing, cake decorating, Artex paints, wall murals and a beautiful plaster wall sculpture of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from her favorite movie, “Gone with the Wind”.  She loved square dancing with Gene and rummage sales. She also had a passion for reading and M&M’s. 

Their children surprised them with a 25th anniversary celebration at the VFW in Medford in 1980, and a 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 at Molitor’s Steak House where they arrived “in style” in a limo and were greeted by family and friends.  In June, 2017 Shirle celebrated her 80th birthday with a small gathering at the family farm.
Shirle and Gene enjoyed traveling with their kids. Their vacation travels included:  Washington DC, South Dakota, Canada, Colorado, and Florida (Disney World).
After nearly 60 years together, Shirle lost her loving husband on September 18, 2015. She was a devoted wife and mother, whose dedication to her family was her greatest purpose in life. She will forever be missed and treasured dearly.
Shirle is survived by her six children, Judith (the late Russell) Hosler of Owen,  Victoria (Richard) Schaetzl of Athens, Pamela Philipp of Wausau,  Randall (Donna ) Rothamer   of Glen Burnie MD, Ryan (Pam Nelson) Rothamer  of  Medford, Melissa (Terry) Pernsteiner of Champlin MN,  15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren , 3 brothers, Leon (Elaine) Smrstick of Arpin,  Gary (Ida)  Smrstick of Arpin,  Gale Smrstick of Arpin, and 1 sister,  Sharon Lieble of Marshfield.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Shirle is preceded in death by   1 grandchild, Chad Rothamer, 1 brother, Kim Smrstick, and 1 son-in-law, Russell Hosler.
Funeral services for Shirle R Rothamer will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Michael Hayden officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford.  Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home on Monday July 24, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Tuesday July 25 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 11:00 AM at the church.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers:  Nicholas and Jacob Pernsteiner, Jacquelyn Schaetzl, Teneille Savka, Matthew Philipp, Amanda Rothamer, Chelsea Rothamer, and Chrystal Schoenborn.  Honorary pallbearers: Jennifer Tagg, Shauna Rothamer, Samantha Pernsteiner, and Shalaya Rothamer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shirle’s family to be designated at a later date.
The family of Shirle would like to thank the staff at St Clairs Hospital and Hospice House for their compassion and caring support.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BERNICE "BABE" M. STELLICK

Bernice “Babe” M. Stellick, 89, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at her residence.
Bernice Stellick was born in Medford, Wisconsin on August 26, 1927 to the late Charles and Lena (Gehrig) Stellick. She attended Medford Elementary School and was a 1945 graduate of Medford High School. She furthered her education at U.W. Superior and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1949. She moved to Rib Lake and began her teaching career in 1949 where she stayed until her retirement in 1990. She went back to school in 1971 and received her masters of Science and Teaching.
Bernice enjoyed being very involved in the Rib Lake community. She was a member of the Rib Lake Lions since 1988 and has been the secretary since joining Rib Lake Community Club, WEA and the NEA, Thursday Evening Women’s Bowling League at Little Bohemia, and Tuesday Evening Women’s Curling Club. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and staying at her cabin on Stone Lake.
Bernice is survived by a special nephew Gary Hosking of Slinger, WI, and other nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Stellick; one sister, Evelyn Francis and niece Barbara Hosking.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday July 22, 2017 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery I in Medford at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Bernice can be given to the Taylor County Humane Society.
 Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

ALFONS “ALEX” D. BUTKUS

NAME OF DECEASED: ALFONS “ALEX” D. BUTKUS AGE: 89

ADDRESS: W6372 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:18 PM Tuesday, July 18 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 days under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Father Dennis Meulemans

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

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until the time of services at 12 noon on Saturday, July 22

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 25, 1928 in the Township of Holway

EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: August 25, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to June Ann Freudenthal

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he hauled milk, did logging work, farmed in the Town of Holway and worked at the Taylor County Highway Department for 30 years until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, ball games, hunting, dancing, his faith, family and friends. He played baseball for the Holway Baseball Team for a number of years.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Medford Knights of Columbus, and was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: June A. Butkus of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Donna) Butkus of Owen, Dave “Crocket” (Penny) Butkus of Owen, Lynn Butkus of Medford, Kris (Robert) Ruf of Elkhorn, Scott (Anne) Butkus of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

SURVIVING SISTER: Helen Strassburger of Curtiss

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Florence Phillips, John, Walter & Joseph Maldonis

DECEASED FATHER: Dominic Butkus DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Sophia (Veselefsky) Butkus

URNBEARER: Dennis McCarthy

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford
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Monday, July 17, 2017

FOSTER J. " HUP" KALK

Foster J. “Hup” Kalk, 86, of Rib Lake, passed away Thursday July 13, 2017 at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.
Foster was born November 11, 1930 in Rib Lake to Charles and Anna (Knop) Kalk. He attended Fawn Valley Grade School and is a 1948 graduate of Rib Lake High School.
He is survived by 8 Nieces and Nephews. His Parents and siblings precede him in death.
Foster entered the US Army, and served in the Korean War, and achieved the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged in 1953. He then went on to work in Milwaukee for a period of time before returning to Rib Lake to work on the family farm, and also Weather Shield Windows. He retired in 1985.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 3-5 PM on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com