Wednesday, December 27, 2017

EUGENE J. GLENZER

Eugene J. Glenzer, 84, Town of Greenwood, passed away at his residence on December 27, 2017.

He was born on October 5, 1933 to the late Albert and Theresa (Lindner) Glenzer. He married Jeanne Scheller on October 1, 1955 at St. John the Baptist Church in Rib Lake. Eugene attended Green Grove Grade School for grades 1 through 8. He then attended Rib Lake High School where he graduated in 1953.
Eugene worked for Taylor County Highway Department for one year before working for Harvey Company for 16 years (1954-1970). He was employed for Foremost Foods from 1970 to 1976 then started working for Weather Shield from 1976 to 1986. He then worked for SNE Enterprises from 1986 until his retirement in 1999. He also worked on his dairy farm from 1957 to 1982.
In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, playing cards, gardening, cooking maple syrup, making fire wood, watching his beloved Packers and Brewers and especially spending time with his family.
Eugene was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, mixed couples and men’s bowling leagues and was founder and president of Interwald Wanderers snowmobile club.
Eugene is survived by his wife Jeanne P. Glenzer of Greenwood; Sons: Dean (Janet) Glenzer of Tomahawk, Gary (Gayle) Glenzer of Rib Lake; Daughters: Wendy (Dan) Sackmann of Rib Lake, Debra (Chuck) Parks of Merrill; 15 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren and 3 on the way; Sister: Marcella Lord of Marshfield and many other family and friends.
In addition to his parents Eugene is preceded in death by Brothers: Alfred and Charlie Glenzer; Sisters: Elnora Erdman, Caroline Steen and Delores Eggert.
Funeral Services will be on December 30, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be on December 30, 2017 at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eugene’s Grandsons: Damian, Nathan, Chris, Drew, Kyle, Austin, Deano and Briar.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out in Eugene’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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

ROSALIE “ROSIE” H. BRANDT

NAME OF DECEASED: ROSALIE “ROSIE” H. BRANDT AGE: 80

ADDRESS: Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, December 25 at House of Dove Hospice House, Marshfield where she had resided for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, December 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Thursday, December 28 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 6, 1937 at Stratford, WI

EDUCATION: Chili Elementary Schools, Clark County

MARRIAGE: January 14, 1956 in Chili, WI to Harold W. Brandt and he preceded her in death March 19, 1996

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they farmed in the Chili area from 1957-1969 when they moved to the Town of Hammel. They owned and operated the Highview Inn from 1969-1985. She then cooked at Florena’s, the Miracle Mile Diner and the Medford High School for periods of time. Then she owned & operated the Rose Garden in Dorchester until her retirement in 1996. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, reading, crocheting, cooking, fishing, spending time with her grandchildren and family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Harold R. “Butch” (Lori) Brandt of Medford, Susan (Lonnie) Smith of Medford, Sandra (Robert) Schilling of Medford, Steven (Suzy) Brandt of Medford, Alan (Gina) Brandt of Medford, Patricia (Jeff) Neitzel of Curtiss, William “Bill” Brandt of Medford, Edward (Karen) Brandt of Medford, Scott (Cassandra) Brandt of Gilman & her beloved dog - Dusty

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Maria Motte in 2011

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Ronald Whipple of Crowley, Texas
Brother-in-law: Elmer Steltenpohl of Marshfield
Sisters-in-law: Carol Whipple of Downers Grove, Il & Eldora Whipple of Minneapolis, MN

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers & 4 Sisters

DECEASED FATHER: Ira Merchant Whipple DECEASED MOTHER: Isabelle (Rogers) Whipple

PALLBEARERS: Derick Neitzel, David & Austin Brandt, Kyle Schilling, William & Nathan Bertsinger, Max Hedrington, Jake Sackmann, Carl Cynor

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



LEONARD F. MILLER

 Leonard F. Miller, 73, of Dorchester passed away on December 24, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center. He was born on April 23, 1944 to Joseph and Lucille (Bartnik) Miller in Owen. He married Lucille “Lue” Pfaff on July 27, 1968, she survives. He owned and operated the family dairy farm from 1966 until 1994. He then went on to work as a custodian for the Colby School District until his retirement. In his retirement he plowed snow for the town of Holton.


In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and his Siberian Husky Yukatu, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, woodworking, playing dominoes, birdwatching, spending time by Lake Superior and his cabin in the woods and traveling the neighboring states.  He also provided the farm as a retreat for his many nieces and nephews.
Leonard was a member of the Board of Directors at the Dorchester Co-op. He was also involved with the UW – Extension Small Farm Program, where he hosted famers from abroad.

In addition to his wife Leonard is survived by his children, Jayne (Kevin) Paul of Stetsonville, Debra Miller of Medford, and Bryan (Xiomara) Miller of Brookfield; grandchildren, Taylor (Shannon) Miller, Garrett Paul, and Ava Miller; great-grandchildren, Caden, Keegan, Kayliannah; brother James (Pat) Miller; sisters Jean (Duane) Korb, Grace Gutenberger, Dorothy (Ed) Broeske, Mary Ann (Larry) Paul, Elaine (Jim) Heibl, and Loretta (Jerry) Fialkowski. Leonard is further survived by many other nieces and nephews.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Louis and Joseph Miller, and nephew Randy Miller
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan at 11:00 AM, with Father George Nelson Graham officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

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

Saturday, December 23, 2017

VERA C. PAULIN


Vera Corene Paulin, 96, of Medford, passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Vera was born May 20, 1921 in Dows, Iowa to John and Alta (Root) LaRue. She completed the 8th Grade in Plain View, WI. She married Edward C. Paulin, Sr., on July 2, 1941 in Pine City, MN. Edward preceded her in death on July 2, 1989.
Vera is survived by her Children: Charles “Chuck” (Karen) Paulin of Eau Claire, Linda (Joe) Karpinski of Freemont, MI, and Deborah Paulin of Spencer, 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.
She is further preceded in death by her Parents, Son Ronald Paulin, and 8 brothers and sisters.
After Vera and Edward's marriage they resided in Shell Lake and Waukesha for periods of time. They moved to Medford in 1958 where they owned and operated the Ideal CafĂ© and Big Dad’s Pad Arcade for 20 years until their retirement in 1979.
She enjoyed painting, sewing, crafts, gardening, playing bingo and fishing. She was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday December 29, 2017, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Rev. Brian Mundt will officiate. Burial will be held at Shell Lake Cemetery in Shell Lake, WI. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Vera can be given to 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
 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

JOANNE M. BACH

Joanne M. Bach, 83, Medford, passed away on Sunday December 17, 2017 at her residence under the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Medford.

She was born on November 24, 1934 in Colby, WI to the late Frank and Erna (Wuest) Seidel. She attended St. Louis Catholic School and Dorchester High School where she graduated in 1952.
On July 24, 1957 she married Jerome Bach in Dorchester before moving to Medford. Jerome passed away on July 2, 2015.  

Joanne worked in Minneapolis, MN for Gamble Skogmo and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Milwaukee, WI. She then moved to Medford to work for Sears Catalog as a Merchant for 26 years.
During her free time she enjoyed doing puzzles, watching the Packer games and other sporting events and spending time with her family.    
Joanne is survived by her Brother: Donald Seidel of Dorchester; Sister: Marlene (Bob) Cypher of Menomonee Falls and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Joanne is preceded in death by her Brothers: Gordon and Nyle Seidel.
Cremation Rites have been accorded and there will be no services.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

GERALDEEN (GERRY) A. RODDA

Geraldeen (Gerry) A. Rodda, 77, Medford, passed away on Saturday December 16, 2017 at The House of Dove under the care of Ministry HomeCare Hospice in Marshfield.

She was born on October 24, 1940 in Medford, WI to the late Victor and Melda (Kimble) Schupp. She attended Medford High School and graduated in 1958.
On September 10, 1960 she married the love of her life Robert Rodda at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They cherished all 57 years of marriage together.
Geraldeen was a Homemaker her whole life and also worked for 15 years with her husband for Dirtfighters at various places in Medford. She also worked other jobs during the summer and around Christmas time.
During her free time she enjoyed gardening, reading, mowing the grass with her riding lawn mower, fishing, sitting outside drinking a glass of wine listening to the Brewers, her two dogs (Buck and Billy) and spending time with her family, especially her Grandson Sam.   
Geraldeen is survived by her husband Robert Rodda of Medford; 4 Daughters: Gina (Alan) Brandt of Medford, Julie (Troy) David of Pittsville, Roberta (Shane) Arrowood of Weston, Cathy (Geoff) Brown of Eugene, OR; Grandson: Sam Arrowood of Weston; Sisters: Garnet (John) Jakel of Medford, Nadene Hoffart of Grand Forks, ND, Judy (Ron) Wegerer of Medford; Brothers: Victor (Bonnie) Schupp of Sheboygan, Joe (Kathy) Schupp of Medford and many other family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Geraldeen is preceded in death by an infant Brother: Jerome Schupp; Brother-In-Law: Richard Hoffart; Niece: Theresa Hoffart
Cremation Rites have been accorded and there will be a celebration of life 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, December 16, 2017

PAULINE ANN NOZISKA

Pauline Ann Noziska, 85, Medford, passed away Friday, December 15 at Care Partners under the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Medford surrounded by her family.

Pauline was born on August 2, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to the late John and Anna (Slimak) Ochodnicky.
On August 12, 1952 in Stillwater, MN she united in marriage with Richard (Dick) Noziska. She owned and operated several bars in the Northern part of Taylor County for 40 plus years. She also worked at the nursing home in Rib Lake for 5 years. In her free time she enjoyed working outside in her garden, helping her children with various activities, playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, socializing with everyone, dancing and the occasional beverage.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Medford.  
Pauline is survived by 4 children: Debbie (Jim) Cee of Medford, Randy Noziska of Washington, Mary Ann (Dale) Pieper of Medford, Richard (Wadad) Noziska of Marshfield; Grandchildren: Jamie, Jessie, Christopher, Ryan, Richard Allen, Alex, Isabella, Ashley, Anna Marie; Great Grandchildren: Jeffery, Ben, Carolynn, Amelia, Gavin, Tyler, Emma, Trevor John; Sister: Vicki (Larry) Andreae of Marshfield and many other relatives and friends.    
In addition to her husband Richard and parents, she was preceded in death by Brothers: John Ochodnicky, Paul (Helen) Ochodnicky, Joe (Dorthy) Ochodnicky, Chuck (Mary Ann) Ochodnicky; Sister: Nicky (Don) Everson; Grandson: Justin Noziska.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, December 18 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Monday, December 18 from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be private for the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her 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.
 
 

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WINTER DANIEL ETTER SR.

Winter Daniel Etter Sr. was born September 30, 1958, at Imperial Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Winter H. Jr. and Fay (Skiles) Etter. They lived east of Stalwart until his parents moved to Modesto, California in 1967. In May of 1975 Winter accepted Jesus into his life and was baptized in to the body of our Lord and Savior. He was received into the Old German Baptist Brethren church in Modesto, California at that time.

On August 5, 1978 he was united in marriage with Reta Louise Balsbaugh from Flora, Indiana and to this union seven children were born. Winter and Reta lived in CA, WA, IN, and the remaining 19 years of Winters life in WI.

In 2007 he battled cancer which went into remission. He continued to battle other sickness which had him in and out of hospitals many times until he found out his cancer had returned in August of 2017. He was then anointed September 11 and started his first chemo treatment September 12 of 2017. After 3 months of chemo, Winter was admitted to St. Claire Memorial hospital on November 27 and passed away peacefully 2 weeks later on December 11 of 2017 in answer to his Lord calling him to his heavenly home, at the age of 59 years, 2 months and 11 days. In his last two weeks here on earth, though in pain, he encouraged people when asked “how are you?” by answering “fantastic” and added that “Jesus is where my strength comes from.”

He is survived by his loving companion, Reta L. Etter, with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 39 years; 7 children: Winter Jr. and wife Anna, Yolanda and husband Alvin Buckingham, Eric and wife Rachel, Justin, Curtis, Issac and wife Ellen, Levi and 22 grandchildren. Two brothers: John, Ohmer and wife Janice. Three sisters: Mary Ann, Ruth and Amy. Cousins, nieces and nephews who will treasure special memories of him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winter and Fay, brother Charles, 2 grandchildren Quentin Etter and Jeneva Buckingham.

A visitation will be held Thursday December 14, at the White Pines District, Old German Baptist Brethren, Athens, from 10 AM – 12 Noon, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday December 15, at the White Pines District, Old German Baptist Brethren at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at the White Pines Cemetery in Athens.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. But we must sorrow not, for believing God, he accepted the Lord and knew that Jesus Christ was born and lived and died, that he might live with Him.

Dear brethren, sisters, friends and neighbors,
Thank you for all the support, food, prayers and babysitters during the hospital stay with daddy and in the time of our loss and sorrow.
May God bless each and every one of you.
The Family

Sunday, December 10, 2017

EVERETT L. FABER

Everett L. Faber, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Everett was born on July 31, 1919 in Goodrich, WI to Peter and Leone (Marshner) Faber. He married Marie “Marion” Lapacek on November 28, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They were married for 70 years.

Everett is survived by his: 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; two brothers, Gene and James; and one sister Carol (Elmer) Reimann.

He is preceded in death by his: wife Marion; Parents; Daughter, Patricia Schmidt; Great Grandson Keith Schmidt-Way; five brothers, Peter, Norbert, Harley, Willard, and Robert; one sister Bernita (Lyle) Dahl; five sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

He told many wonderful stories of his growing up in Goodrich, leaving home during his teenage years to ride the railroad cars to the West for seasonal labor jobs, harvesting wheat on his uncle’s farm in North Dakota, then picking potatoes in Idaho, and picking apples in Washington. He proudly served in the US Army as a surgical technician in hospitals in the China Burma India Theater in World War II.


Following his marriage he enjoyed dairy farming in Goodrich and hauling milk. Upon his retirement from farming, they moved to Medford. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed deer hunting. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on the lake, traveling with their camper and later mobile home as a couple, and often with the children and grandchildren. They enjoyed wintering in Florida, Arizona, and Texas.
Everett was a charter member of the Medford VFW.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father David Nueschwander officiating. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Everett’s family to be designated at a later time.

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

EDITH G. NELSON


Edith G. Nelson, 102, of Ogema, passed away on December 6, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Edith was born on November 13, 1915 to Warren and Agnes Stevens in Ogema, WI. She graduated from Prentice High School and went to work for Ogema Phone Company. She then moved to Milwaukee and attended Normal College. She married Larry Nelson on September 6, 1947, he precedes her in death. She went on to work as a bookkeeper for many years until her retirement. Upon retirement she returned to the Ogema area.
Edith had a lifelong passion for music. She played the organ and piano in Milwaukee and Ogema for many years.
Edith is survived by her children Charles (Charlotte) Nelson of Thomaston, GA, Steven Nelson of Medford, Jill (Dennis) Martin of West Bend, Bonnie (Jeff) Quandt of Omaha, NE, Peter Nelson of Ogema, Evelyn Beck of Milwaukee, and Tina Beck of Wausau; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She is further survived by one sister, Florence Simpson of Phillips and many other family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Edith is preceded in death by one daughter Cheryl Beck; brothers, Eugene, George, and Quentin Stevens, and sisters Arlis Donaldson and Blanche Stevens.
Funeral Services for Edith will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Rodney Price officiating; burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday December 11, 2017 at the Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Edith’s name may be given to the Ogema Baptist Church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

THOMAS L. GEBERT

Thomas Lee Gebert, 79, of Medford, passed away December 6, 2017 at the home he was born in, surrounded by his family, and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Tom was born February 8, 1938 to John B. and Anna T. (Suppman) Gebert. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford High School, graduating in 1956. He graduated from NTC Wausau in 1958. He then went on to work for Pries and Ruesch Service Station, Jim Werner Bus Garage and Krug’s Bus Garage. He then became building and grounds director for the Medford Area School District.
On January 25, 1964, he and Donna were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Tom was a star football player in high school, curler at the Medford Curling Club, Assistant Chief of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years, Medford Area School Board for twelve years, and Medford City Council. He was so pleased to have seen his goal of having the new city pool built for the children. In his retirement, he enjoyed his time working for Enerquip in Medford.
Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports; he was an avid Packer and Brewers fan. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife Donna of Medford, Daughters: Anne (Rich) Burghaus, Jane (Tom) Holmes, Susan (Wayne) Markow all of Medford, Grandchildren: Emily (Josh Laughlin) Burghaus, Ben (Sara) Burghaus, Travis Markow, Justin Markow, Rachel Markow, Jack Holmes, Grace Holmes, Lily Holmes, Great Grandchildren: Mayson Laughlin and Charlie Thomas Burghaus.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sister Dora Martz and Brothers John, Herbert and Robert Gebert.
Per Tom’s request, cremation rites have been accorded, and a private graveside service will be held in the Spring of 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

RONALD “RON” G. BELLEMARE

NAME OF DECEASED: RONALD “RON” G. BELLEMARE AGE: 69

ADDRESS: 621 S. Washington, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:45 AM Monday, December 4 at Colonial Center, Colby where he had resided for the past 2 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A memorial celebration of Ron’s life, will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, December 22 at the VFW Clubhouse, Medford where there will be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 4:00 PM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1948 at Davenport, Iowa

EDUCATION: Glasgow, Missouri schools and received a BS in Accounting from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO

MARRIAGE: 1st: 8-31-68 at Glasgow, MO to Vickie Wilson and they were later divorced; 2nd: 6-3-83 at Urbana, IL to Dani M. Meyer and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army veteran from 1967-1970 serving in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. He served in the Army Reserves from 1970-1973. After the service, he worked as a corporate accountant while residing in Mexico, MO, Champaign, IL and Beaver Dam, WI. In 1976, he worked for Kraft Foods as a Controller while residing in Champaign, IL & Gurnee, IL, then moved to Medford, WI in 1989 working as a Controller for Tombstone Pizza Corp. & once again Kraft Foods. He also worked for TDS Datacom until his retirement. In retirement, he worked at Tee-Hi Golf Club. He enjoyed snow skiing, biking, golf, tennis, fishing, camping, time at the cottage in Phillips, WI, the Wisconsin Badgers and G.B. Packers. Being a patriotic citizen was important to Ron.

MEMBER OF: Past member of the Medford Curling Club and Tee-Hi Golf Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dani M. Bellemare of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Jennifer “Jen” (Tom) Scruggs of Sharpsburg, GA and Katie Bellemare of Villa Rica, GA

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Jordan, Riley & Kyle Scruggs

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Cindy (Syd) Sanders of Fayette, MO
Further survived by nieces and nephews

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – John Bellemare

DECEASED FATHER: George Clifford Bellemare DECEASED MOTHER: Patricia Ann (Vohr) Bellemare

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions given to either the Highground Veterans Memorial Park, Neillsville, WI or the Salvation Army
-The family would like to give special thanks to Colonial Center, Colby and St. Croix Hospice
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Sunday, December 3, 2017

FRANK J. VRANDACK, JR.

Frank J. Vrandack, Jr., 57 of Medford, formerly of Arlington Heights, Illinois, passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Frank was born September 14, 1960 in Elk Grove Village, IL to Frank and Elaine (Polony) Vrandack.
He is survived by his sisters: Marianne E. Vrandack of Longmont, CO, Laura A. (Tom) Garvin of Cary, IL, and 4 nieces: Morgan, Megan, Martha, Ellyn.
Frank is preceded in death by his Parents, Step Mother Dorothy J. Vrandack and Sister Linda Vrandack.
He graduated from Forest View High School in Arlington Heights. He then went on to serve an apprenticeship with his Father in Chicago to become a Pipefitter, and worked for Union Local 597. He was an outdoor enthusiast, and loved to hunt, fish and hike. He was fortunate enough to move to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, fulfilling his childhood dream of living in the woods.
Frank will always be remembered for his depth of compassion and caring for others. He was fortunate in life and death to have been surrounded by supportive and caring neighbors and friends of Medford, Wisconsin.
Per Franks request, cremation rites have been accorded, and no services will be held.
Donations in honor of Frank, can be given to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Memorial Hospital.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com



ELIZABETH A. MILLER


Elizabeth Anne Miller, 82, of Medford, passed away at her home on Saturday December 2, 2017, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Elizabeth was born October 25, 1935 in New York to Joseph and Claire (Wimpe) Contorsi. She married Frederic W. Miller on June 23, 1956 in New York City. Frederic Survives.
She is further survived by her children: William (Karin) Miller of Janesville, Susan (Terry) Gebert of Medford, Nancy (Robert) Sheasby of Appleton, Gayle (Scott) Perrin of Medford, Grandchildren: Tasha, Shane, Chad, Heidi, Corey, Amanda, Robert, Danielle, Andrew, Craig, Jonathon, 8 Great Grandchildren, Sister Madeleine (Jerry) O’Connor of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her Parents, Granddaughter Jennifer Miller and Son In Law Ken Lingen.
Elizabeth was  the owner and operator of Mr. Thrifty in Medford. She also drove school bus for Krug’s Bus Service in Medford. Upon retirement in 1986, she and her husband Fred moved to Arkansas. In 1990 they moved to Florida where she also drove school bus. They moved back to Medford in 2017.
She enjoyed golfing, visiting with friends over a cup of coffee and playing Bridge. She will always be remembered as an unselfish individual, who always put others before herself. Elizabeth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Tee-Hi Golf Course in Medford.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. James Krueger will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

Memorial donations in honor of Elizabeth can be designated to her family, which will be given to 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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

REV. ALAN C. MINSHALL


Reverend Alan Charles Minshall, 77, of the Township of Holway, died peacefully on Friday, December 1 in Abbotsford, after a lengthy illness.  Alan was born September 4, 1940 in Kenosha, WI, son of Otto and Charlotte Minshall.  He graduated from high school in Kenosha and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.  He later attended divinity school at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, receiving his Masters of Divinity in 1975. 
Pastor Al has served six Wisconsin congregations as a parish minister, including: Prince of Peace Lutheran, Coloma; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Curtiss; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Township of Holway; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pepin; Little Plum Lutheran, Pepin, and Independence Lutheran Church, Independence.  Alan also worked as a Chaplain at the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Chippewa Falls, and for the Jackson County Correctional Institution in Black River Falls.  He was an inspiring example of God’s love and grace.
Alan is survived by his wife of 35 years, Edith of Medford, and six children:  Jay Minshall, Black River Falls; Jill Minshall, Madison; Radha (Mike) Welch, Granton; Rachel (John) Frizzell, Wisconsin Rapids; Paul Nelson, Medford; and Kathryn Adams, Rochester, MN.  He was also grandpa to nine grandchildren: Maria, Michael, Brittany, Ariel, Sam, Seth, Kaleb, Molly and Emily, and one great-grandchild, Ainsley.  He is also survived by many other family and friends who loved him.
A great lover of the earth, Alan was an avid gardener and hobby farmer.  He delighted in his John Deere tractor, in growing vegetables and in raising belted Galloway cattle.  He loved to travel, and took many memorable trips with his wife, colleagues, and children.  With his love of music and his low bass singing voice, Alan was a founding member of the Gracenotes, a barbershop quartet of area pastors in Western Wisconsin. He was also an accomplished distance swimmer and loved racquet sports.
His accepting and generous spirit will be missed greatly by all who were privileged to know him.  His faith, humor, kindness, his love for all growing things and his commitment to social justice will live on in all those whom he touched throughout his life.
A memorial service for Alan will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holway, with Rev. Amy Heinz and Rev. Ken Schmidt officiating; burial will follow at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM
In lieu of flowers, the family will collect donations to Heifer International in Alan’s memory.  The organization works to empower the disenfranchised to improve their lives through animal management, sustainable agriculture and preservation of the earth’s resources. 
The family would like to sincerely thank the dedicated staff of Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford for their personal care for Alan for the past three years
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

DANIEL L. REICHERT

Daniel Lee Reichert, 68, of Medford, passed away Thursday November 30, 2017 in Medford.
He was born March 10, 1949 in Aurora, IL to Fabian and Marion (Leigh) Reichert. He married Sandra J. Fryklund on August 29, 1981 at United Church of Christ in Medford. Sandra survives.
Daniel is further survived by his Son: Tommy (Lauren) Reichert of Oregon, WI, Grandchildren: Hattie and Frankie Reichert, Brothers: John Reichert and Jim (Dorothy) Reichert of Medford, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Dave Reichert and Sister Marlene Wilson.
Daniel worked for Wisconsin Homes in Medford, following the company relocation to Marshfield, he began working as a carpenter for several contractors in the Medford area. He and his wife owned Belker’s Bar for a brief period, and he occasionally filled in and helped at the Lounge Around. He retired in 2004.
He enjoyed playing pool, golfing, pitching in softball leagues, wood working, and fishing. He always looked forward to his annual trip to Moose Lake with his friends for “Walleye Weekend.” He had a passion for 1962 Chevrolet Corvettes.
Dan will always be remembered for his loud and deep voice. His family takes comfort in knowing he is reunited with his best friend in Heaven Doug “Dooger” Peterson.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday December 8, 2017 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford. Pastor Mary Jo Laabs will officiate. Visitation will be held at Community United Church of Christ on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the time or service at 11:00 AM.
Memorial donations in honor of Daniel 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

Monday, November 27, 2017

EUGENE “GENE” R. KNIESS

NAME OF DECEASED: EUGENE “GENE” R. KNIESS AGE: 78

ADDRESS: Dycora Transitional Health, Abbotsford, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, November 26 at Dycora Transitional Health, Abbotsford where he had resided for the past 5 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, November 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, November 30

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1939 at Hamburg, WI, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Taylor Elementary School, Hamburg

MARRIAGE: June 21, 1969 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford to Elaine E. Weiland and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to his marriage, he worked at the Gad Cheese Factory for some time. After their marriage, they farmed in the Gad area for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed polka music.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine E. Kniess of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister - Adeline Kloth of Medford
Brothers-in-law: Duane (Dottie) Weiland of Janesville, Allen Weiland & Francis Weiland both of Avalon, WI
Sister-in-law: Carol Pastorius of Avalon, WI
Further survived by many nieces and nephews

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Janet Kloth in October of 2017

DECEASED FATHER: Edwin Kniess DECEASED MOTHER: Caroline Christine Klockziem

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LOUISE M. STIEL

Louise “ Lou” M. Stiel, 50, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home in Rib Lake on Sunday November 26, 2017.
Louise was born April 17, 1967 in Chicago, IL to William and Evelyn (Weiser) Roach. She received her GED diploma. She married Matthew L. Stiel on April 12, 1996 in Medford. Matthew survives.
She is further survived by her Children: Joshua(Crystal) Roach of Beloit, Dustin (Heather Ritchie) Burger of Wabeno, Evelyn (Nathan) Koehler of Prentice, Danielle (Brandon) Mercer and Whitney (Brian) Hart, both of Medford, 14 Grandchildren, Siblings: Dennis (Maria) Roach of Chicago, IL, Dan Roach of Deerfield, Diana (Mark) Gallus of Antigo, Sisters in Law: Sandy (Damian) Jones of Westboro, Mary Stiel of Chicago, Therese (James) Walters of Rib Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louise is preceded in death by her Parents, Brother William Roach, and Mother and Father in Law Leo & June Stiel.
Louise worked at the Petro Gas Station in Phillips, then went on to work at CSI in Rib Lake as a supervisor, and last worked for Straight Shot Delivery in Phillips. She loved going for rides; whether it was by car, boat, four-wheeler or semi-truck with her husband. She was the proud leader of an online support group for Fibro Myalgia. She became a great resource for others, often researching information and answering questions.
She regularly attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Dorchester.
Per Louise’s wishes, 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


Saturday, November 25, 2017

LENA "MAGGIE" GUMZ

Lena “Maggie” Gumz, 88, of Westboro, passed away on Friday November 24, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

She was born on February 16, 1929 in the Town of Chelsea to the late Joseph and Magdalene (Kraemer) Imbach. She was married to Eldred Gumz on February 18, 1947 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey. She attended Chelsea State Grade School.  
Lena worked for Badger Ammunition Plant for 5 years, in the woods with her husband helping him with logging and later for Tombstone Pizza Production for 22 years where she retired in 1996. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, Ladies Sodality at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Parish Council at St. Theresa’s, and Westboro V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.      
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, making quilts, bus tours, traveling, making homemade bread, baking, feeding the birds and spending time with her family.
Lena is survived by two Sons: David (Judith) Gumz of Westboro, James (Kum Syn) Gumz of Panama City, FL; Sisters: Mary Ann Leffel of Colby, Margaret Fleegel of Medford, Marcella Judnic of Medford; Grandchildren: Brenda (Jason) Machon, Malinda Gumz, Brad (Carrie) Gumz, Becky (Adam) Czarnezki, Lori (Shawn) Van Wagnen, Joesph Gumz; Daughter-In-Law: Laurie Ochodnicky; Step Grandchildren: Kendra Eisner and Tara Reamer; 17 Great Grandchildren; 4 Step Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
In addition to her parents Lena is preceded in death by her husband Eldred Gumz in 1989; Son: Eldred “E.R.” Gumz; Brother: Joseph (Betty) Imbach; Brother-In-Laws: Henry Leffel, Ervin Fleegel and Clarence Judnic.  
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday November 29, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro. Visitation will be held at the church Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Pallbearers will be Brad, Kyle, Sam and Joe Gumz, Jason and Brayden Machon, Adam Czarnezki and Dylon Strassburger.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to Lena’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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

GEORGE J. BUKSA


George J. Buksa, 87, of Rib Lake, passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Services in Rib Lake, WI.
He was born on November 20, 1930 in Rib Lake, WI to the late George Sr. and Helen (Bucki) Buksa - Decker. He was married to the late Florine (Schwartz) Buksa on November, 4 1950, they were later divorced. He was then married to the late Faye (Willett) Buksa on October 25, 1969 in Mitchell, S.D. He was a 1948 graduate of Rib Lake High School.
George joined the Navy right out of high school and served from 1948 to 1951. He came back to Rib Lake and started working for Gem Product for several years. He was then the President of Lake Wood Credit Union before he bought George’s Go Go and The Ribs bars in Rib Lake. He went on to work for Weather Shield from 1979 until 1985. George then worked as a realtor until his retirement.
He was a charter member of the Rib Lake Lions Club, Rib Lake Ice Age committee, Rib Lake American Legion and Westboro VFW, Past Village President for a couple terms,  Rib Lake volunteer Fire Department, one of the founders of the Rib Lake Economic Development,  original investor of Camp 28.
In his spare time George loved to socialize at the bars, watch the Packers, Rib Lake High School Redmen, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
George is survived by his Daughter:  Cheryl (Jim) Rosenfeldt of Rib Lake; Son: Jack (Andrea) Buksa of Rib Lake; Grandchildren: Tyler Buksa of Cherry Point, N.C., Megan Buksa of Rib Lake, Jody (Donnie) Neubauer of Westboro, Tara (Kevin) Rose of Phillips, Paul Rau of Goodrich, Mike (Shawna) Rau of Stetsonville, Bobby (Julie Schafer) Rau of Dorchester, Brenda (Lonnie) Halverson of Colby , Bradley (Jen) Rau of Medford; Great Grandchildren: Brandon, Megan and Andy Neubauer, Cade and Marin Rose, Joshua, Jake and Jett Rau, Trent Adams, Logan and Jaylen Halverson, Olivia and Spencer Rau; Sister: Bette Schwartz of West Bend; Sister-In-Law: JoAnn (Buksa) Otto of Minnesota; Son-In-Law: Ed Rau of Medford; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   
In addition to his two wives and parents George is preceded in death by his; Daughter: Lynette Rau; Brothers: Richard “Dick” Buksa Sr., Michael Buksa; Three Infant Children
Graveside services will take place at 2:00 PM on November 25, 2017 at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ice Age Pavilion in Rib Lake on November 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM. Rib Lake American Legion will be preforming military honors at 1:30 PM at Ice Age Pavilion. Pallbearers will be George’s Grandchildren.   
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out 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, November 20, 2017

LARRY J. BRANDNER


Larry J. Brandner, 82, of Medford, passed away Monday November 20, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.

Larry was born April 23, 1935 in Chelsea, WI to Joseph and Celesta (Leischer) Brandner. He married Bernice Brink in 1969 and they later divorced. He then married Sheryl A. Piller on November 2, 1996 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. Sheryl survives.

He is further survived by his Daughter: Lanice (Paul) Szomi of Medford, Step Children: Shawn Hana of Medford, Lucas (Jennifer) Hana of Green Bay, Granddaughter: Amannda Szomi, Siblings: Marlene Rhyner of Medford, Ronald (Betty) Brandner of Richfield, Shirley Thums of Westboro, Boyd Brandner of Rib Lake, Danny (Diane) Brandner of Chelsea, Janice Brandner of Colby, Bruce Brandner or Rib Lake, and Gail Brandner of Independence, and many nieces and nephews.

Larry is preceded in death by his Parents, Infant brother Robert Brandner, and Brothers in Law: Don Rhyner and Ed Thums.

Larry was the owner of “Larry Brandner Trucking” in which he logged for over 30 years. He retired in 1997.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He always cherished his time spent at his cabin on Lake Chetac in Birchwood. Larry enjoyed traveling and wintering in Lake Havasu, AZ. He was an avid cribbage and shuffleboard player.

Larry is a veteran of the US Army National Guard. He was a member of the Medford American Legion Post, Whittlesey Lions, Chelsea Conservation Club and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday November 24, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Military honors will be rendered. Burial will follow at Chelsea Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Larry can be given to his family, designation will be 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.


 




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ISABELLE M. WILHELMS

Isabelle M. Wilhelms, 85, of Rib Lake, passed away on Monday November 13, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford, WI.

She was born on February 28, 1932 in the Township of Greenwood to the late Leo and Anna (Hoffmann) Thums. She was married to the late Walter “Wimpy” Wilhelms on April 29, 1950 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake. She attended Highland Grade School and was a 1949 graduate of Rib Lake High School.

Isabelle owned and operated a Dairy Farm with her husband, Wimpy, for 12 years, until they sold it in 1965. She then worked at Rib Lake Shoe Factory for 27 years, Weathershield Manufacturing for 7 years and was a certified EMT for many years for the Village of Rib Lake.
 
She was a member of Good Shephard Catholic Church of Rib Lake, Christian Mothers, past president of Rib Lake Community Club, church choir, Rib Lake birthday club, athletic booster club, ran a JR bowling league, helped with senior home care, Lions Club and bake sales. Isabelle enjoyed bowling, sewing, baking, cooking, gardening, fishing, traveling, ceramics, making wedding cakes and spending time with her family.

Isabelle is survived by three children: Marlene Powers of Greenwood, Dan Wilhelms of Mosinee and Susan (Duane) Draeger of Medford; 6 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, 5 Step Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild; Brother-In-Law: Ben Yanko of Rib Lake; Sisters-In-Law: Louise Thums of Omro, Ella Wilhelms of Chicago, IL; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
In addition to her husband and parents Isabelle is preceded in death by her Brothers: Alvin (Audrey) Thums, Elmer (Sarah) Thums, Chester Thums; Sisters: Florence (Andy) Mann, Adeline Yanko; Great Granddaughter: Tori Czarnezki.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday November 16, 2017 at Good Shephard Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday November 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Tara Czarnezki, Keith and Corey Thums, Devin Draeger, Jamey, Isabelle and Nick Powers will be serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to Isabelle’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, November 9, 2017

SHIRLEY J. HOOVER

Shirley J. Hoover, 74, of Stetsonville passed away Wednesday November 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Shirley was born June 5, 1943 in Medford to Earl and Verna (Neunfeldt) Schmidt. She married Wayne Hoover on April 23, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. Wayne Survives.
She is further survived by her Daughter: Lori (Greg) Reinhart of Hartford, Grandchildren: Brittany (Tom) Schalmo of Milwaukee, Michael (Bree) Reinhart of Medford, Heather (Aaron) Reinhart of Milwaukee, Tasha Becker of Greenwood, Anthony Becker of Greenwood, Great Grandchildren Blake and Grace Reinhart, Ari Schalmo, Siblings: Beverly (Harlan) Adams, Audrey (Don) Zenner both of Medford, Niece Heidi (Chris) Clark and Nephew Brock (Rachel) Zenner, Eric (Janet) Schmidt.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Julie Becker, Brother Gary Schmidt, and Mother and Father in Law Albert Hoover and Julia Davis.
Shirley attended and graduated from Medford High School in 1962. She then went on to Beauty School in Milwaukee and worked there for 5 years. She then returned to Medford and worked at Marathon Cheese for 8 years as a line worker. She then went on to own and operate a home day care, and enjoyed that until her retirement. Shirley enjoyed collecting cookbooks, quilting and reading. She loved her Grandchildren and Great Grandchild. She will always be remembered for her kind heart and her willingness to help anyone.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Ladies Aid, and was a Life Member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday November 11, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford. Rev. James Krueger will officiate. Burial will follow at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Shirley 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

DARREL L. DAMM

NAME OF DECEASED: DARREL L. DAMM AGE: 75

ADDRESS: W5465 Stetson Ave., Stetsonville, WI; A Township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced on Wednesday, November 8 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, emergency room, Medford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, November 13 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler & Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville at a later date

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, November 12 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, November 13

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1942 at Owen, WI

EDUCATION: Town of Little Black elementary schools, 1960 graduate of Medford High School, Attended Northwestern Lutheran College, Watertown, WI, and he went to Lumber Grading School in Memphis, TN

MARRIAGE: May 18, 1968 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester to Gail E. Waldhart and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served in the US Army from 1964-1966 in Korea. After the service he worked as a lumber grader for Rhyner Tie & Lumber in Stetsonville. Then he owned and operated Damm Saw Mill in Stetsonville from 1979-1988. Then he worked as a self-employed carpenter & cabinet maker. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, gardening, his tractor and spending time with his family. He also served as caretaker of the Stetsonville Public Cemetery in the Town of Little Black.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he served on the church council and the cemetery committee;
Stetsonville American Legion Post #519

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Gail E. Damm of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Amy (Nick) Brandner of Medford, Tracy (Ned) Schumacher of Medford, Sarah (Ludger) Borger of Wausau, Matthew (Heather) Damm of Medford & Amanda (Jason) Petti of Lakeville, MN

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 24

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Cheryl (Herbert) McLees of Cottage Grove, MN &
Marlin (Mary Alice) Damm of Cleveland, OK

BROTHERS DECEASED: Dennis Damm in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Herbert Louis Damm DECEASED MOTHER: Florence Elsie Marti

PALLBEARERS: Hannah & Nick Brandner, Tyler & Ned Schumacher, Justin & Ludger Borger, Dominic & Jason Petti, Kevin Damm

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SHIRLEY M. HEBERT


Shirley M. Hebert, 80, of Rib Lake, passed away on November 6, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford. She was born on July 6, 1937 to William and Emma (Schalk) Bube. She was educated in Rib Lake Schools. Shirley married John W. Hebert on January 23, 1960, he survives.
Shirley worked at the Rib Lake theatre and shoe factory. She later went on to work in child care, Avon, and as a cleaner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing 500 rummy, reading, putting together puzzles with her husband, John. She also had a love for cats.
In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by her children, Gary (Bonnie) Hebert of Medford, Connie (Steve) Schalinske of Ladysmith, John (Leslie) Hebert of Rib Lake, Coreen (Mike) Hebert-Immel of Wausau, Lisa (Todd) Peche of Westboro, and Jill (Brian Kelling) Hebert of Medford; grandchildren, Sabrina, Rebecca (Ryan), Michael (Jolene), Corey, Kayla, Jordan, Seth, Nicholas, Victoria, Connor, and Larissa; great-grandson, Finnley; sister, Evelyn Bieniek; brothers, Charles (Theresa) Bube and Don (Francis) Bube; brother in law, Paul Matyka; sister in law, Ann Olah. Shirley is further survived by many other family and friends.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Tom and Conrad, and sisters, Betty and Deloris.
Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday November 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

JERRY A. DENZINE

Jerry A. Denzine, 65, Rhinelander, formally of Medford, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

Jerry was born on July 29, 1952 in Medford, WI to the late Lawrence and Florence (Bender) Denzine. He attended Medford High School where he graduated in 1970. He loved everything to do with the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed every moment he spent with his family, including morning coffee with his brothers and sisters or anyone else that would come to the house.  
Jerry established Denzine Logging in 1987 and worked there until his passing. He was a member of the National Guard from 1970 until 1976.  
Jerry is survived by his significant other Cindy Harlow of Rhinelander; Children: Lisa (Scott) Higgins of Medford, Brian (Amy Martin) Denzine of Vesper, Clayton (Barb) Denzine of Medford, Amber (Tony) Wittlin of New London; Sisters: Darlene (Dick Franke) Brost of Medford, Beverly Zuleger of Medford; Brothers: Gene (Joyce) Denzine of Medford, Russell (Julie) Denzine of Medford, Wayne (Pat) Denzine of Medford; Grandchildren: Seth, Mariah, Madeline, Cole, Cassidy, Jennalyn, Austin, Sophia, Amelia, Alyssa, Ashton and Kolton; Great Granddaughter: Adalyn  
In addition to his parents Jerry is preceded in death by his brother-in-law’s Jack Zuleger and Donald Brost
A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Jerry’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, October 30, 2017

GERALDINE “GERRY” M. HANSON

NAME OF DECEASED: GERALDINE “GERRY” M. HANSON AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 540 E. Thomas St., Wausau, WI 54401

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 28 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where she had resided for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Deacon John Bourke

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro, WI

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 12 noon until time of funeral mass at 1 PM on Thursday, November 2

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 29, 1928 at Westboro, WI

EDUCATION: Westboro elementary schools and was a graduate of Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: December 2, 1948 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Westboro to O. Arthur Hanson and he preceded her in death May 8, 1977

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She resided in various places – Westboro, WI from 1928-1952, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Moscow, ID & Lewiston, ID from 1952-1960, Menomonie, WI from 1960-1975, Ladysmith, WI from 1975-1985, Westboro, WI from 1985-1994, Marathon, WI from 1994-1997, and Wausau, WI from 1997-present. She also spent her winters in Texas for 20 years. She worked as an insurance agent for State Farm Agency in Ladysmith and Knight Insurance Agency in Menomonie for periods of time. She also worked as a church secretary at Our Lady of Sorrow in Ladysmith for a period of time. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, shuffleboard, swimming, visiting casinos, and family get togethers (especially at the Mondeaux Flowage).

MEMBER OF: St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Wausau

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Theresa “Terri” (Ed) Anderson of Monroe, WI, Cynthia “Cindy” (Mark) Meyering of Marathon, WI & David “Dave” (Cheryl) Hanson of Ladysmith, WI

CHILDREN DECEASED: Infant daughter – Sharon Lynne Hanson

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

SURVIVING BROTHER: Clifford “Eddie” Premeau of Ogema

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Sue Tlusty

DECEASED FATHER: Edmond L. Premeau DECEASED MOTHER: Viola Verna (Poff) Premeau

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to the Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau or the American Cancer Society
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLENE B. HOFFMAN

Arlene B. Hoffman, 81, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. She was born on August 8, 1936 to Marvin and Lydia (Hoffmann) Krueger. She married Wayne Hoffman on October 22, 1960, he survives. She was educated at rural schools in the Rib Falls area. She worked most of her life as a homemaker.

In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, beadwork, quilting, playing cards, doing word searches, and going out for ice cream.

In addition to her husband, Arlene is survived by her children, Dawn (Ken) Matyka, Jill (Craig) Paul, and Scott Hoffman; grandchildren, Alex (Camille) Matyka, Reid Matyka, Eliza Matyka, Ryan Paul, Brett Paul, and Nevaeh Hoffman, and one great grandchild on the way. She is further survived by her brothers, Gary and Ronnie Krueger; sisters, Marilyn (Sylvester) Lipinksi, Donna (David) Weisenburger, Lorraine Hoeft, and Leila (Roger) Graveen.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Russell and daughter Judy, both in infancy.

Funeral services for Arlene will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, with Rev. Richard Russow officiating; burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 31 at Zion Lutheran Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00AM.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice