Friday, April 28, 2017

LES T. HIRT

NAME OF DECEASED: LES T. HIRT AGE: 88

ADDRESS: 321 E. Allman, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:56 PM Thursday, April 27 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

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

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, May 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 28, 1928 at Medford

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford and was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: February 18, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Mary Lou Brecke and she preceded him in death August 14, 1998

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: During high school, he worked for Peter Bootzin Feed Mill. After his education, he worked as a supervisor at Rib Lake Cheese and as a cheese grader at Wagner Cheese in Weyauwega. He and Gene Gebert owned & operated Wisconsin House of Cheese, a cheese mail order business for a period of time. In 1958, he began a career in insurance, retiring in 1990 from Les Hirt American Family Insurance Agency. Les was instrumental in building Memorial Hospital of Taylor County & recruited new doctors to come work in Medford. He also was a founding board member of the former Medford National Bank. He served as a Taylor County deputy coroner for a period of years. In 1974, he received the Medford Chamber “Man of the Year Award”.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where he ushered for 65 years; 25year member of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department; Medford Catholic Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary Lynn (Marc) Kleist, Jeannie (Ed) Hemmer, Carol (Pat) Chariton & Dan (Randi) Hirt all of Medford & Debbie (Jim) Gutknecht of Marinette

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 – Marcus (Kelly) Kleist, Shawna (Mike) Rau, Sarah (Rusty) Herman, Megan (Jason) Hemmer, Nicole (Dave) Holtz, Eric Gutknecht, Chelsey (Brandon) Simon, Ashley Borman, Erin & Kelli Hirt GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 13

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Joan Ness of Medford, Rita Jakel of Barron
Sister-in-law: La Nae Werner of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Patty George

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Hirt DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Josephine (Gruny) Hirt

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Marcus Kleist & Eric Gutknecht; Great Grandsons – Josh & Jake Rau, Riley & Carson Kleist

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

HILDA L. DUMS

NAME OF DECEASED: HILDA L. DUMS AGE: 85

ADDRESS: N6642 Sugarbush Road, Rib Lake; A Township of Greenwood resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:25 AM Thursday, April 20 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 3 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 26 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4 – 7 PM on Tuesday, April 25 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic rosary service held that evening; and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 26

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 19, 1931 at the Township of Hammel

EDUCATION: Town of Hammel elementary grade school

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1958 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Bernard H. Dums and he preceded her in death December 19, 2008

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Hilda grew up on the family farm in the Town of Hammel for 15 years and then moved to another farm in the Town of Molitor where she worked as janitor of the Pine Tree School for 10 years. She then met the love of her life, Bernard Dums. They operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood and raised Christmas trees in the Rib Lake area for a period of years. She loved gardening, cooking, making wreaths, polka music and just staying at home with her family.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, Chelsea Conservation Club and Historic St. Ann’s

SURVIVING CHILDREN: George Dums of Rib Lake & Judy (Daniel) Akin of Marshfield

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Jacob & Chelsea Akin both of Marshfield

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Louise Ogle of Ladysmith & Loretta (Robert) Schoechert of Wisconsin Rapids; Brother-in-law: John (Mary) Dums of Rib Lake; Sisters-in-law: Helen & Marcella Dums both of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Irene Royce & Carol Kreuscher; Brother – Junior Kreuscher

DECEASED FATHER: Herman Kreuscher DECEASED MOTHER: Lena (Homann) Kreuscher

PALLBEARERS: Michael Czerniak, Andrew Dums, David Dums, Robert Judnic, Karl Kreuscher, and David Roder

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many Nieces, Nephews and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MELVIN W. "MEPS" RUESCH

Melvin W. “Meps” Ruesch, 99, of Medford passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 14, 1918 to August and Ida Ruesch in Medford. He was a graduate of Medford High School. After his education he went on to own and operate West Side Grocery in Medford for 27 years. He later worked at Weather Shield until his retirement.
Melvin was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, an active member of Knights of Columbus, past member and officer of Wisconsin Timberline Beagle Club, and past member of Northern Michigan Hare Association.

He will be best remembered for his generosity and for doing one good deed every day.

Melvin is survived by two sons Jay (Jean) Ruesch of Medford and Lee (Bonnie) Ruesch of Rogers, AK; three daughters Mary (Barry Brusseau) Ruesch of Wausau, Lynn (George) Ruesch of Hayward, and Fay Ruesch of Elkhorn; 9 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Melvin is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine “Jerrie” Ruesch, two grandsons Douglas Ruesch and Mitchell Steindl 7 brothers, and 1 sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin will take place on Monday, April 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11:30 AM with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery will follow. Visitation will take place on Monday, April 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Melvin’s name may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or 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

Monday, April 17, 2017

ELLA G. HOMMEL

Ella G. Hommel, 92, of Medford, passed away on Monday April 17, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.
Ella was born February 15, 1925 in Medford to William and Gertrude (Zastrow) Ramm. She married Roman A. Hommel Jr. on November 6, 1946. Roman preceded her in death January 13, 1989.
She is survived by her Children: Dean (Sharon) Hommel of Medford, Mary (Paul) Tishim of Marshfield, Mark (DeAnn) Hommel of Westboro, Granddaughter: Sydney Tishim of Madison, Sisters: Betty Zueleger of Medford, and Joyce Ramm of Merrill, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Ella is further preceded in death by her Parents, and Siblings: Ferdinand, Clarence and Ruth.
Ella worked at Weather Shield Windows in the Assembly Division, and retired from there in 1985. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and was active in the Homemakers Group and the Catholic Order of Foresters. She enjoyed attending dinners and socials at church, and traveling. Ella loved attending parades, and spending time with her family.
Ella was also a member of the Chelsea Conservation Club for over 40 years where she served as an officer and the Tops Club. She volunteered with the 4H Club, and was a driver for Meal on Wheels.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Zuleger, Ralph Zuleger, Neal Zuleger, Kevin Zuleger, Ray Ramm, Donald Ramm, Alvin Ramm, Joe Korth. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 4- 7:00 PM, with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume Thursday at Holy Rosary Church from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in honor of Ella can be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Sunday, April 16, 2017

PETER MATYKA

NAME OF DECEASED: PETER MATYKA AGE: 86

ADDRESS: W3462 Trout Avenue, Rib Lake, WI; A Township of Greenwood resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:58 PM, Saturday, April 15 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 10 weeks most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 19 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

INTERMENT: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Township of Greenwood where there will also be graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team

VISITATION: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4-7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 18 where there will be a 7:30 PM Catholic rosary service held that evening, and also at church from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 19

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 29, 1930 in the Township of Greenwood

EDUCATION: Highland Elementary School, Town of Greenwood & was a 1948 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: September 12, 1959 at Fussville, WI to Bernice M. Claas

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and served from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. After the military, he moved to Milwaukee and worked at Allis Chalmers, Hillcrest Garage, International Harvester & American Motors for periods of time. In 1962, they moved to the Town of Greenwood to work the family farm with his brother. He farmed there until his retirement in 2004. In retirement, he continued to help with work on the family farm. He enjoyed driving tractor, tinkering on tractors, fishing and hunting.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake & the Rib Lake American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bernice Matyka of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Christine (David) Wille of Chelsea, Cheryl (Dan) Graumann of Rib Lake, Donna (Leon) Long of Rib Lake, Gerald (Joan) Matyka of Rib Lake, Mark (Sara) Matyka of Rib Lake, Melissa (Allen) Thums of Weston

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Timothy Long

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Charlie Matyka of Rib Lake, Lucy (Marvin) Liske of Medford, Paul Matyka of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joseph, Jim, John, Frank Matyka; Sisters – Agnes Maager, Elizabeth Gauger, Sister Catherine Matyka, Annie Erl & baby Mary in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Matyka DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes Matyka

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Jason Wille, Nathan Long, Patrick & Kyle Matyka, Katie Switlick, Justin Thums

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Friday, April 14, 2017

DELORES A. KAUDY

Delores A. Kaudy, 90, of Stetsonville passed away on Thursday, April 13 at the Clark County Health Care Center. She was born on March 20, 1927 to Frank and Marie (Mary) Orlikowski in Bevent, WI. She attended grade school in Bevent, WI where she also completed high school. She married Jack Kaudy on May 17, 1948 in Baraboo, WI. Delores was a housewife for many years. Along with her husband, she managed the family mink ranch until 1972. She later went on to work at Marathon Cheese until her retirement.

In her spare time Delores enjoyed spending time with her family at home and at their cabin on Hulls Lake, embroidery, bowling, her flower gardens, reading, refinishing furniture, and shopping. Delores loved her dogs Abby & Sadie. She was a member of Ladies Aid at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Delores also loved celebrating her birthdays with her daughters at Phil and Eleanor’s Steakhouse.

Delores is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Mary Wojtowicz of Roseville, MN, Diane Dittrich of Westboro, Jeanette Kaudy of Marshfield, Jim (Sue) Kaudy of Hewitt, and Susie Hubbard of Medford; 11 grandchildren, Jessica, Amy, Kelly, Lindsey, Lisa, Wendy, Angie, Shelby, JD (Bud), Carly, & Maxwell; 7 great-grandchildren, Grace, Tommy, Jack, Keegan, Lily, Spencer & Ava.

Delores is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Jane Kaudy Marx in 2010; brother, Robert Orlikowski; sisters Alma & MaryJane Orlikowski.

A memorial mass for Delores will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday April 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Phil Juza & Deacon Bryan Hilts officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. A Rosary Service will take place on Friday, April 21 at Holy Rosary at 9:30 AM, and visitation will follow until the time of services at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the 2 east staff of Clark County Health Care Center and staff of Hope Hospice Palliative Care for the care and compassion shown towards Delores.

Memorial donations may be made to the family for a future designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

ROSEANN M. WAGNER

NAME OF DECEASED: ROSEANN M. WAGNER AGE: 89

ADDRESS: W12445 State Hwy 64, Withee, WI 54498; A Township of Roosevelt resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:40 AM on Wednesday, April 12 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids where she had been a patient for 1 day

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin

OFFICIATING: Father Madanu Lourdu Raju

INTERMENT: St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Lublin

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Monday, April 17 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening and also from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 18 at the church in Lublin

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1928 at Hammond, Indiana

EDUCATION: Clark Elementary School and was a graduate of Clark High School, Whiting, IN

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1945 at Chicago, IL to Eugene Kaminski and they were later divorced; 2nd: in 1967 at Mishawaka, IN to Wayne Wagner and they were later divorced

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked at Eastman Kodak Co. for 30 years in Chicago. Moved to the Town of Roosevelt in 1973 where they farmed for a period of years. She worked for Indianhead Action Agency in Medford and also at McDonald’s in Medford for periods of time until ill health. She enjoyed flower gardening and taking pictures.
Roseann was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved fiercely and would do anything for her family. She loved to have her family, children, grandchildren & friends gather at the farm to grill out or camp out back by Diamond Lake.

MEMBER OF: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Paul Kaminski of Chippewa Falls, Richard (Staci Sparks) Wagner of Chippewa Falls, Bill Wagner of Nekoosa, Vicky (Brent) Stewart of Thorp, Laurie (Kevin) Danen of Eau Claire

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Donald (Jeanne) Zelen of Portland, OR

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister - Lola Bardozi

DECEASED FATHER: John Zeleznik DECEASED MOTHER: Rose (Oguzeli) Zeleznik

PALLBEARERS: Paul Kaminski, Richard & Bill Wagner, Kevin Danen, Brent Stewart, Jimmy Millikin

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GARY E. BERG

Gary Evar Berg, 66, of Ogema died Wednesday April 12, 2017, at the home he built, surrounded by his family, and under the care of Flambeau Health Hospice.

Gary was born in Medford on February 10, 1951 to Eugene and Estelle (Cummings) Berg. He served his country in the United States Army as an 82nd Airborne Ranger,  on active duty from 1971-1973, and was in the Reserves until 1977. On June 17, 1988 Gary married Lois Gunderman at First Lutheran Church in Ogema.
Gary worked in Prentice for more than 40 years as a Production Welder for Omark, Blount and finally Caterprillar, where he retired from in 2015. He also served on the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department for 48 years, joining at the age of 18. Gary was an active member of the department up until the time of his passing. One of his favorite sayings was “You don’t retire from being a volunteer.” Gary was driven to serve his community. He was treasurer of the Ogema Fire Protection District for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema.
Gary loved to be outdoors, and passed that love down to his sons. He enjoyed hunting deer and small game and loved to musky fish on the Jump River. He also enjoyed watching and feeding birds with his wife Lois, as they maintained multiple blue bird houses throughout their property.

Gary is survived by in life by his Wife: Lois of Ogema, two sons: Daniel (Ashley) and Jason, both of Ogema; two Granddaughters: Ahnalie and Lena; Mother: Estelle Cummings of  Medford, two Sisters: Karen (Gary) Westberg, and Pat Bahr, both of Ogema.

He is preceded in death by his Father Eugene, and Brother Michael.

Memorial Services for Gary will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday April 22, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema. Rev. Dr. Bob Giese will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church, Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Gary can be given to the Ogema Volunteer Fire Company or First Lutheran Church of Ogema.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

STELLA KNOTEK

Stella Knotek, 91, of Rib Lake passed away on Tuesday, April 11 at the Rib Lake Healthcare Center. Stella was born on June 14, 1925 to Peter and Anna Cudo in Columbia Heights, MN. After her education she worked at Brooks Upholstery in Minneapolis. On December 9, 1950 she married Louis J. Knotek. After her marriage Stella and Louis relocated to Rib Lake, where they farmed for many years. She also worked at Gem Products for many years.

Stella was a past member of St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church Christian Mothers. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, farming, and visiting with her nieces and nephews.

Stella is survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Stella is preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis on March 11, 1974, two sisters, and four brothers.

Private graveside services for Stella 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

ELIZABETH R. SCHILLING

Elizabeth R. Schilling, 94, of Medford, passed away Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.
Elizabeth was born February 22, 1923 in Prentice, WI to John and Mary (Deutsch) Weinzatl. She is a graduate of Prentice High School. She married Edward Schilling on May 20, 1948 in Nashua, IA. Edward precedes her in death.
She is survived by 5 Daughters: Mary (Edwin) Laher, Jean (Wesley) Singleton both of Medford, Kathy (Edward) Graff of Stetsonville, Grace (Pat) Tischendorf of Dorchester, Elizabeth (Doug) Acker of Marathon, 6 Sons: Jim, Dan both of Stetsonville, Paul (Cindy), Steve (Lori) both of Medford, Ken (Brenda) of Rib Lake, Tom (Linda) of Medford, 23 Grandchildren, 33, Great Grandchildren, Sister in Law Dorothy Rosenlof of Prentice and many nieces and nephews.
She is further preceded by her Parents, Son John Schilling, and 12 Brothers and Sisters.
Elizabeth and Edward farmed in Westboro, while she raised her children. She then went on to work at Gem Products in Rib Lake, and retired from there in 1985. She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, completing word searchs and reading. She also loved to make quilts, and made one for every one of her grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and never let them leave a visit without a treat.
Elizabeth was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and was active in the Women’s Circle.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday April 17, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. A Rosary Service will take place at Holy Rosary at 9:30 AM, and visitation will follow until the time of services. Burial will be held in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations in honor of Elizabeth Schilling can be given to her family, with 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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CORA MARIE NETZEL

NAME OF DECEASED: CORA MARIE NETZEL AGE: 73

ADDRESS: W2395 Stone Lake Drive, Ogema, WI 54459; A Township of Spirit resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 11:55 PM on Monday, April 3 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire where she had been a patient for the past 2 months

VISITATION: A Memorial Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Guardian Angel Cemetery, Stevens Point, WI at a later time

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 15, 1943 at Juneau, Alaska

EDUCATION: Juneau, AK Graded Schools and attended Haines House Native School, Haines, Alaska

MARRIAGE: March 21, 1962 at Shawneetown, IL to Robert “Bob” C. Netzel

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Most of her life was spent as a housewife & mother while they resided in Wisconsin Rapids, Warrens & Stone Lake, WI. For the past 17 years, they have been residing in the Ogema area. For a period of time she worked in the deli at County Market in Medford. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, baking & entertaining. She also had a great love for birds and nature.

MEMBER OF: Tlingit Tribe of Alaska

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Robert “Bob” C. Netzel of Ogema

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jan (Brian Jackson) Landowski of Sauk City, WI, Chester J. Netzel, II of Marshfield, Sharon M. (Lawrence) Van Asten of Waupaca, Kirt (Brenda Krause) Netzel of Wisconsin Rapids

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 - Justin, Dallas, Aubrey & Noah Borski, Autumn (Scott) Stachura & Ashley (Kyle) Bestul
GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3 - Gabriel, Anden & Whitney Stachura

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Sally (Valentino) Burattin of Haines, AK & Jeanette Delfay of Yelm, Washington; Brothers – Edward Baker of Haines, AK & Jerry Baker of North Carolina

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Jay Baker, Joe Baker & Carl Baker, Jr. in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Carl Baker DECEASED MOTHER: Mary Jackson

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DANIEL P. NUERNBERGER




Daniel P. Nuernberger, 31, of Medford, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.


Daniel was born June 6, 1985 in Marshfield to Paul and Linda (Dailey) Nuernberger.

He is survived by his Parents: Paul and Linda Nuernberger of Medford, Siblings: Jason and (Kimberlee) Nuernberger, Heather (Jeremy) Albers, and Elizabeth (Dan) Lavin, all of Medford, Grandmother June Walls of Medford, Nieces and Nephews: Kyle & Kasee (Brandon Mallo) Nicks, Cayden Nuernberger, Justin Nuernberger, Kala & Talan Albers, Morgan & Jordan Lavin, Great Nephew Grayson Mallo, Sponsors: Nancy Wycliffe, Sandy & Dave Maurer, and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents: Robert Dailey, Elmer & Goldie Nuernberger, Brother Eric Nuernberger, Aunts and Uncles: Kathy Meyers, Jan Dailey, Ellyn Paul, David Nuernberger and Marge Metz.

Daniel was a 2006 graduate of Medford Area Senior High. He worked with Black River Industries, Day Services. He enjoyed all things outdoors, especially birdwatching, watching wildlife, and going to parks and zoos. He loved to watch gameshows especially The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune.

He was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, and was active in Sunday School.

Daniel loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with them.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday April 8, 2017 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Pastor Richard Russow will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at church Saturday morning from 9 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Daniel’s family, for designation at a later date.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of St. Rita’s Home in Mosinee, and to the Doctors and Nurses and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for the excellent care and compassion shown for Daniel.

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






Monday, April 3, 2017

HAROLD R. SCHLAIS

Harold R. Schlais, 93, of Medford passed away on Wednesday, March 29 in Abbotsford. Harold was born on January 22, 1924 to Lawrence Sr. and Ella Schlais in Medford. He attended Gad School in the Town of Bern and Medford High School.
After his education he tended bar at the Schlais Bar in the Town of Gad and then drove school bus for 10 years. Harold went on to own and operate Harold’s Bar in downtown Medford for 20 years. After selling the bar he went on to work at Weather Shield Mfg. as a maintenance man for 8 years until 2007.
Harold is survived by his sister, Marvel Jean (Merlin) Kobs of Spencer; brother, Galen (Grace) Schlais of Medford; sister-in-law, Margaret Schlais of Wausau, and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Schlais; two brothers, Glendon Schlais and Lawrence Schlais, Jr., and sister-in-law Betty Schlais.
A memorial service for Harold will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor James Krueger officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday April 8 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
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

Friday, March 31, 2017

ELSIE "ANNE" BECKER

Elsie “Anne” Becker, 93, of Medford, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Anne was born July 8, 1923 in Duluth, MN to Paul and Anna (Grickyak) Prisuda.
She married Otto Becker on July 8, 1942, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2011.
Anne is survived by her daughter Georgia (Len) Symoniak of Medford, Grandchildren: Sandi (Dave) Helgeson of Granton, Shelli (Todd) Niewolny of Medford, Brenda Johnas of Merrill, Teri Jo (Chris) Schipper of Ankeny, IA, Rudolph Johnas of Merrill, 17 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded further in death by her Parents, daughter Leona (Johnas) Fainper Brothers Mike, Steve and Matt, Sister Hellen Knudson, and Grandson James Johnas.
Anne’s parents passed in 1927 when Anne was 4. She then was put in St. Rose’s Catholic Orpganage in Milwaukee, and graduated from Messner High School in 1941. After graduation she worked at St. Mary’s hospital in the laundry department. Then went on to Halprog Stocking Co. Otto and Anne also owned their own dairy, beef and bee farm, which Anne was a big part of.
She enjoyed reading, embroidery, baking, dancing and spending time in her garden and flowers.
Per Anne’s request, 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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PATRICIA A. HAJDZIONA

Patricia A. Hajdziona, 77, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home on Tuesday March 28, 2017, under the care of Hope Hospice.
Patricia was born March 3, 1940 in Bloomer ,WI to Palmer and Miannetta (Wiggins) Olson. She married Eugene Hajdziona in Gogebic, MI in July of 1974. Eugene precedes her in death.
Pat is survived by her Children: Jean (John) Sneider of Salem, Judy (Dan) Schultz of Columbus, 6 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Siblings: Jo (Jerry) Poncek of Medford, Barb Olson of Medford, Elmer Olson of Medford, Jerry Olson of Mankato, MN, Delmar Olson of Coos Bay, OR, and Palmer Olson, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN.
She is further preceded by her Parents, Brother Melvin Olson, Infant Brother Robert Olson, and Sister Mary White.
Pat’s family moved to Kenosha in 1942, and then to Chelsea in 1946. She attended Westboro High School, and then went on to help run the family farm. She then moved to Virginia in 1961, then Texas in 1963, and then to Waukesha, WI where she worked at Automatic Electric as a wire relay assembler. She then moved to Hazelhurst where she was employed as a coil winder for 2 years at Electromel. In 1973, she moved back to Waukesha and worked for several years as an oil filler. She then went on to own and operate her own upholstery shop in Stone Bank. In 1986 they moved to the Rib Lake area and worked for Phillips Plastics for 7 years, and Great Northern Cabinetry for 2 ½ years. She then worked at Rib Lake Health Center for 8 years as a cook, and retired from there in 2003. She then went on to tend bar and cook at the Frosted Mug from 2003 – 2007.
Pat had a passion for horses and always dreamed of owning her own ranch one day. She loved to play softball, darts and pool. She was a veracious reader and an excellent singer. She enjoyed crocheting, especially making sweaters and blankets.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5 PM until 6:30 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel. A time of remembrance and story sharing will take place at 6:30. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorial donations in honor of Pat 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.hemerfuneralhome.com

TAYLOR J. NOLAN

NAME OF DECEASED: TAYLOR J. NOLAN AGE: 18

ADDRESS: Castle Road, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 12:24 PM on Tuesday, March 28 in Waushara County, WI, the results of an auto accident

VISITATION: A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Friday, March 31 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

SERVICES: There are no services scheduled at this time

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Our Saviour’s Church Cemetery in the Town of Holway at a later date

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 31, 1998 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford Area Elementary & Middle School, 2016 graduate of Medford Sr. High School

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Mc Donald’s and Nicolet Bank in Medford. He was presently working as a manager at Briq’s Soft Serve in Wausau and was also a student at UW-Marathon County. He enjoyed animals, travel, spending time with family and friends.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Jesse Nolan of Eau Claire

SURVIVING PARENTS: Timothy & Ann (Guenther) Nolan of Medford
Paternal Grandfather – Don (Sue Scott) Nolan of Port Edwards
Maternal Great Grandmother – Mary Guenther of Medford
God Parents – Leon & Sheila Westphal of Little Chicago, WI

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by Aunt, Pat Nolan of Wisconsin Rapids, Great Aunts/Uncles
- In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Monday, March 27, 2017

MARY K. BOHMBACH

Mary K. Bohmbach, 46, of Medford passed away on Saturday, March 25 at home. She was born on October 6, 1970 to John and Candy Bohmbach in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1989. She worked for Maple Island, Wal-Mart, and most recently Weather Shield until her passing.

Mary enjoyed life. She would spend her time gardening and planting flowers, tending bar, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her mother Candy (Fred Sherman) Bohmbach of Doniphan, MO; sister, Jackie (Nol) Thums of Westboro; brother, Larry (Jackie) Bohmbach of Rib Lake; stepsisters, Billi Jo Butler and Jodi Johnson; nieces, Ashley (Lon), Makayla, Tailor, and Erin; nephews, Scott Jr. and Evan. She is further survived by her significant other Tony Szalkus, his daughter Samantha (Chris) Shotliff, and their children Arawyn and Amaya; stepmother Louise McBaine; special friend Tessa Hoffman and many other family and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her father, John Bohmbach and her grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to the family for a future designation.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

BETTY F. IMBACH

NAME OF DECEASED: BETTY F. IMBACH AGE: 87

ADDRESS: N5064 Ben’s Lane, Medford; Town of Chelsea resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:46 AM Thursday, March 23 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 ½ months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, March 27 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: OLPH Catholic Cemetery, Whittlesey

VISITATION: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey from 4-7 PM on Sunday, March 26 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 27

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1930 at Rib Lake, WI

EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Township of Greenwood and was a graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: November 25, 1950 at OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey to Joseph Imbach and he preceded her in death December 9, 2012

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Most of her life was spent as a housewife & mother while raising her family. They resided in the Townships of Chelsea and Browning for periods of time. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching & crossword puzzles.

MEMBER OF: OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey, Medford VFW Auxiliary & the Whittlesey Homemakers Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Betty Jane Roberts of New London, Joan (John) Pfaff of Stetsonville & Nancy Imbach of Phillips; Sons – Jerry (Peggy), Jack (Mary), James (Sarah) & Mike (Sharon) Imbach, all of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandchildren – Nikki & Billy Pfaff

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers - Lester (Marylin) Judnic of Merrill & Harvey (Arlene) Judnic of Rib Lake
Sisters – Angeline Strebig of Medford & Rose Schilling of Mt. Prospect, IL
Sisters-in-law: Margaret Fleegel & Marcella Judnic both of Medford, Maggie Gumz of Westboro & Mary Ann Leffel of Colby

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Joseph, Carl & Clarence Judnic, Mary Nezval

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph Judnic DECEASED MOTHER: Mary (Mauser) Judnic

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Tripp Reamer, Tessa Brandner, Carli & Autumn Higgins
Active – Grandchildren, Ryan & Alex Imbach, Mike & Maggie Pfaff, Jeremy & Chris Roberts, Danny & Bobby Malchow, Dillon “Monk” Brandner

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either OLPH Catholic Church, Whittlesey or the Medford VFW Auxiliary
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

JUNE A. STIEL

June A. Stiel, 84, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home on March 20, 2017 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hope Hospice.
June was born June 18, 1932 in Rib Lake to Ralph and Alice (Johnson) St. Clair. She married Leo C. Stiel on December 13, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Leo passed away May 31, 1994.
She is survived by her Children: Sandy (Damian) Jones of Westboro, Matthew (Louise) Stiel of Rib Lake, Mary Stiel of Chicago, Therese (James) Walters of Rib Lake, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and numerous cousins.
June is further preceded in death by her Parents and Infant brother Kenneth.
June worked for Gem Products Shoe Factory in Rib Lake, and met her Husband Leo there. She then became a homemaker and raised her children. June went back to work for Brothers Two and was a wood worker in the factory. She enjoyed needlework, artist, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She loved adventures, especially spending Sunday afternoons on a drive with her husband and children, not knowing exactly where the road would lead them.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Good Shepherd Knitters.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 AM, Friday March 24, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Father Otto Bucher will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. A Rosary service will be held at 9 AM Friday, visitation will follow from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
In honor of June, the family has requested memorial donations be given to Hope Hospice or Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

DEUANE “POPS” R. BOCK

NAME OF DECEASED: DEUANE “POPS” R. BOCK AGE: 78

ADDRESS: Township of Holway resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:35 AM Saturday, March 18 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 ½ months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, W8581 County Road A, Township of Holway

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25 at the Holway Town Hall, Township of Holway

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 9, 1938 at Chili, WI

EDUCATION: Chili, WI area elementary schools

MARRIAGE: October 7, 2016 at Medford to Shirley Ann Nelson-Kreuscher and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed in the Chili area for a period of time. Resided in the Perkinstown & Holway areas while working as a milk hauler, logging truck driver and Bauer Trucking of Medford for periods of time until retirement. He enjoyed hobby farming, horse sales, model trains, gun shows, hunting, fishing and traveling.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: His partner since 1984 and present wife, Shirley A. Kreuscher of the Town of Holway

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 3 daughters and others residing in the Chili area

Step-Children: Karl (Linda) Kreuscher of Medford and Patty (Mike) Webster of Gilman
Step-Grandchildren: Ashley Zettler, CJ Kreuscher and Amber Webster
Step-Great Grandchildren: Kaylee & Memphis Zettler, Chloe Bucki, along with one on the way

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Bock DECEASED MOTHER: Daisy Heisler

OTHER INFORMATION: Sadly missed by our cat-Custer
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

RAYMOND “RAY” F. MEYER

NAME OF DECEASED: RAYMOND “RAY” F. MEYER AGE: 90

ADDRESS: W6503 County Road O, Medford; A Township of Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:10 PM Wednesday, March 15 at his residence in the Town of Little Black under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM Sunday, March 19 where there will be a 7 PM Catholic prayer service held; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, March 20 at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 18, 1927 at Medford

EDUCATION: Holy Rosary School, Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: September 16, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Rosalie M. Baumer and she preceded him in death January 21, 2013

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Entered US Army in 1946 and served on Guam & Iwo Jima. Discharged in 1947 with the rank of Sargent. Worked for Taylor Co. Highway Dept. as a truck driver from May 1947 until Oct. 1950. In Nov. of 1950 he was called back into the Army and served in Korea from Dec. of 1950 until Oct. of 1951, discharged with the Korean Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars. From 1952 to 1956 he worked for the Medford Co-op & the Medford Electric Utility. From 1956 to 1965 he worked as a milk delivery man for Parkin’s Ice Cream Co. in Medford. In June of 1965, he started working for the Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept. as a jailer-dispatcher and was later promoted to Sheriff’s deputy & patrolman in 1966. In 1969 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy & held that position until retirement in 1988. Their family has lived on a hobby farm in the Town of Little Black since May of 1956.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Life member of the Medford VFW, Retired member of the WI Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs Association

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Tammy) Meyer, Diane (Al) Kasparek, Sue (Matt) Gengler & Virginia (Russell) Jari, all of Medford, Barb (Steve) Kauss of Green Bay

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 12

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Joe, John, Edward “Scotty”, Fr. Bernard, twins - Lawrence & Leon Meyer; Sisters – Margaret Danen, Marie Hayden & Regina Querin

DECEASED FATHER: John Meyer DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes (Pritzl) Meyer

PALLBEARERS: Steve & Mike Kauss, Al Kasparek, Matt Gengler, Russ Jari, Chad Sebold

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

HARLIN D. ANDERSON

NAME OF DECEASED: Harlin D. Anderson AGE: 71

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: His residence on March 12, 2017 at 1:13 AM

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Saturday March 18, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Rev. Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1945 in Medford, WI

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Harlin worked for 40 plus years at Black River Industries, Medford. He enjoyed Special Olympics Bowling, fishing, working at Black River Industries, and spending time with his family and friends

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey and he was also a part of the Special Olympics

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 4 sisters: Virginia Kitchen of Abbotsford, Jeanette Reed of Rhinelander, Sherrie (Mike) Ertl of Menomonee Falls and Sandra (Richard) Salzwedel of La Crosse; 1 brother: Gerald (Sandra) Anderson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 sisters: Sheryl and Darlene; 3 brothers-in-law: Henry, Ollie and John.

DECEASED FATHER: David Alfred Anderson DECEASED MOTHER: Alberta Clara Krickenberg

PALLBEARERS: Tammy & Kris Salzwedel, Brian Kitchen, Tim Ertl, Dawn Amen, and Lisa Wiber

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harlin’s name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to The Special Olympics
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

DELBERT ROSS SLONIKER

NAME OF DECEASED: DELBERT ROSS SLONIKER AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 544 Shattuck Street, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:45 AM Thursday, March 9 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 18

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1925 at Greenwood, WI

EDUCATION: Greenwood elementary schools and was a 1943 graduate of Greenwood High School

MARRIAGE: June 24, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal to Shirley Ann Schaefer and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked as a cheesemaker for a period of time while residing in Greenwood & Willard. In 1956 he moved to Stetsonville and managed Farmers Pride Cheese Factory from 1956-1968. Moved to Medford in 1968 and he worked as a federal inspector inspecting cheese & butter for the USDA until retirement in 1986. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, deer hunting, playing cards, 4 wheeling and playing checkers with his great grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley A. Sloniker of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Susan L. Sloniker of Hazelhurst, WI & Gary (Cynthia) Sloniker of Spooner, WI
2 Grandchildren – Sara (Tom) Kiral of Lewiston, MN & Michelle (Housni) Kabdi of Spooner
4 Great-Grandchildren – Emma & Maddie Kiral, Zak & Eli Kabdi

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Mark Sloniker in 2000

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Edward (Florence) Sloniker of Abbotsford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Verlyn & Kenneth Sloniker

DECEASED FATHER: Ross Sherman Sloniker DECEASED MOTHER: Mildred M. (Schneider) Sloniker

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Monday, March 6, 2017

CELAND L. "MEL" MELBINGER

Celand Lawrence “Mel” Melbinger, 102, of Owen, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Mel was born November 26, 1914 in the Town of Reseburg, to Joseph and Anna (Erben) Melbinger. He was a graduate of Withee High School. Mel married Lois E. Matthewson on September 14, 1935 at the Congregational Church in Owen. Lois preceded Mel in death in 2002.
He is survived by his children: Jerome (Irene) Melbinger of Madison, and Lonnie (Mary) of Medford, Grandchildren Holly (Lance) Tonkinson of Reedsburg, Kimberly Melbinger-Cerutti of El Dorado Hills, CA, Christopher (Brenda) Melbinger of Ft. Myers, FL, Dr. Julie (Dr. Peter) Melbinger-Wagner of Mequon, Deborah Melbinger of Shorewood, Great Great Grandchildren: Connor, Ella, Claire, and Andrew. He is further survived by his very significant caregiver and friend of 15 years, Canice Parnewicz of Owen, and many nieces and nephews.
Mel is further preceded in death by his Parents, and Brother Arleigh Melbinger.
Upon completion of high school, Mel’s entrepreneurial characteristics were evident. He was an astute businessman and progressive planner. He ventured into several business opportunities and then wrote the Postal Office exam and became a clerk for the Owen Post Office. While working at the Post Office, he worked for Badger Shooters Supply in Owen. After 10 years of working both positions he then became a full time employee at Badger Shooters Supply. With great tenacity and hard work he expanded the business into an international company and was the CEO until his retirement in 1983.
Mel was also very proud and committed to his community, and was Mayor of Owen for 14 years. During his service he was instrumental with the growth and decision making for Owen. Primarily expanding industry; ensuring and improving the cities infrastructure and creating the Owen Development Corporation, thus, building the first clinic that housed two Medical and two Dental Doctors. As Mayor, Mel was proud to have had a new water system built in the city. He improved the communities “brick and mortar” on his own by building a grocery store, hardware store, chiropractic office, clinic and Post office. He was a life time member of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Owen. For most of his adult life he held many volunteer and community board positions: Riverside Cemetery board; housing authority implementation; National Rifle Association and a member of the Owen Masonic Lodge # 317, he was a Past Master and recently received his 70 year membership certificate. At the age of 102, Mel was the oldest living Mason in the United States.
In his leisure time, Mel enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, gardening, skiing and spending time at his cabin up North. He took pleasure in traveling, especially his Alaskan hunting and fishing adventures. Mel was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and season ticket holder. He was present during the frigid 1967 “Ice Bowl” game between the Packers and Cowboys.
Mel loved his wife and family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Owen. Rev. Tony Ring will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Pallbearers will be David Blazer, Brian Bredlau, Jack Jalling, Scott Jalling, Jeff Matthewson, and Jerry Prepeluh. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Schmidt, Jim Carlson, Tom Nelson and members of the Owen Masonic Lodge #317. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church from 10 AM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mel can be given to St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church or to the Medford Aspirus Foundation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
Always remember Mel’s advice during hard times “it will pass.”

ROBERTA G. PAUL

Roberta G. Paul, 67 of the Township of Prentice, Price County, passed away on Saturday, March 4 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 days. She was born on March 30, 1949 at Stafford Spring, CT, daughter of the late Clarence Y. and Jennie (Gage) Paul.
Roberta grew up in Tolland, CT and later moved to Wisconsin in 1973 where she married John Moore & raised 5 children while residing in the Ogema area. She worked for many years in the woods as a logger. She was a devoted mother and care giver for her parents and others in their final years. She was a very serious Christian, student of the Bible, was always ready to share the good news of God’s kingdom, loved tapping maple trees, making maple syrup, knew about wild foods and would scout the woods and fields for them. She had a great sense of humor, loved to make people laugh with her jokes, was always happy and ready to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her children, Ronald (Rose Thiede) Theriault of Prentice, John Moore of Florida and Lisa Moore of Ingram, WI, along with a granddaughter Evelyn Koehler & 3 great-grandchildren. Further survived by her siblings – Douglas (Marion) Paul of Vermont, David (Lucille) Paul of Phillips, Daniel Paul of Florida, Timothy (Dawn) Paul of Virginia, Jonathan (Christina) Paul of Willington, CT, Marilyn (Edward) Toth and Lydia Larson both of Tolland, CT. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert & Benjamin Moore. Her siblings would like to thank Ronald & Rose for 8 years of loving and wonderful care given to her.
A memorial service/celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 8 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema with Rev. Dr. Bob Giese officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to First Lutheran Church, Ogema.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

KAREN M. HINKE

Karen Mae Hinke (Pollard), 65, passed away on March 4, 2017 in Marshfield. She was born March 30, 1951 in Indiana to the late William and Juanita (Schickinger) Pollard. She received her education in Kentucky, where the family later moved. After many years down south she moved to Wisconsin and eventually met and married her loving husband Ken Hinke.

Karen worked various jobs throughout her life. She was also involved in many community organizations. She enjoyed meeting new people, making you laugh, and spending time with family. She spent many years bowling on the Classy Lady League. She took pride in her grand and great-grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her husband Ken of Medford; her children Rebecca Sanders of Kentucky, Annette (Alvin) Dassow of Medford, Richard (Marilyn) Smith of South Carolina, Randy (Ginny) Hinke of Ashland, Mike (Margo) Hinke of Stetsonville, and Matt Hinke of Minnesota. She is further survived by 5 brothers, Wayne (Sug) Pollard of Kansas, Dennis Pollard of Ohio, Greg, Steve, Danny (Carolyn) Pollard all of Kentucky, and 3 sisters, Diane (Larry) Redemann, Stella Easley, and Sara (Antonio) Pires. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren with one on the way, and 7 great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Neff of Kansas.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. 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.

MELVIN W. SPATH


Melvin William Spath, 67, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle against Leukemia.
Melvin was born November 23, 1949 in Fremont, Nebraska to Warren and Arlene (Buckendahl) Spath.
He is survived by his siblings: Shirley (Leon) Gonnering of Marshfield, twin brother Merlin Spath of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lynn (Glenda Wiese) Spath of Medford, his Children: Jason, Jody and Daniel, 4 Grandchildren, Special Friends Barb and David Kleist of Eau Claire.
Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, and Grandparents: Clarence and Lorena Spath, William and Mary Buckendahl.
Melvin attended Lawndale and Liberty Elementary Schools, and was a 1968 graduate from Medford Area Sr. High. After graduation Melvin moved to Eau Claire, and made it his home. His career included driving semi-truck over the road for various companies. Throughout his career, he drove all 48 states of the continental US. He retired from Menards Distribution due to ill health.
Melvin had many passions in his life. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding horses and camping. He loved building and designing unique birdhouses, and was a talented wood-craftsman. He enjoyed giving the birdhouses he built as gifts to family and friends. He also has a green thumb for growing beautiful flowers and vegetables from seeds. He took great pride in his beautiful floral beds. He also was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.
Funeral services for Melvin will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Rev. Richard Russow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 PM.
Melvin’s family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, nurses and doctors, especially Nurses Julie Ann and Jill, and Dr. Muslim at Sacred Heart Hospital and Syversen Lutheran Home, both of Eau Claire.
Melvin will be truly missed by his family, and his beloved cat Papa, who was his best friend and closest companion.
In honor of Melvin’s love for his cat Papa, memorial donations can be given to any animal shelter of the donor’s choice.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservices.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

GENE ALLEN GRAUMANN

Gene Allen Graumann, 56 of the Township of Chelsea, passed away on March 1, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Gene will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey, with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 4 – 7 PM on Friday, March 3 and also from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4. Burial will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery following services. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Henningfield & Greg Quednow. Active pallbearers will be Bob McNamar, Kenny Schilling, Tony & Nathan Reinhardt, Mike Siroin, Phil Graumann, Mark Hommel and Rodney Goodrich.

Gene was born on April 29, 1960 at Medford to the late Ewald “Boobie” Graumann and Beverly (Strebig) Graumann Hagen of Medford. He attended the Town of Chelsea elementary schools and Medford High School. He married Tammy Floyd on August 18, 1979 and had two children. After 27 years of marriage, Tammy passed away from cancer in 2007. Gene later married Tara Peche at home in the Town of Chelsea on July 2, 2010.

He began his working career at Cooper Cheese in Westboro while still in school. He worked for a period of time at Weather Shield Mfg. and then worked at Hurd Windows (Sierra Pacific) for over 30 years until ill health forced his retirement in 2015.

In his early years, Gene enjoyed playing softball, shooting pool league and drag racing snowmobiles. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle, restoring his ’55 Ford Customline car, spending time in his shop with his many friends, family playing with the Chelsea Chokers Band, watching his grandkids race, adored his twin granddaughters, going camping, sitting around the campfire and UTVing. He was instrumental in establishing the “Tammy Graumann Fight the Cancer ride” which he was very proud of. He was also a member of the Rib Lake Fireworks Committee and Trinity Lutheran Church of Chelsea.

Gene is survived by his wife, Tara of Chelsea, his mother, Beverly and special friend Merlin Gebert both of Medford, two sons, Shawn (Amanda) and Jeffrey (Andrea) both of Chelsea, step daughter, Kacie Ramsey and stepson, Aaron (Morgan) Ramsey all of Medford, his grandchildren, Kyle, Ezra, Jersey, Aubree, Phoebe & Piper. Further survived by two brothers, Randy (Yong) of Olympia, WA and Danny (Cheryl) of Rib Lake, his father/mother-in-law, Myron & Barb Peche of Medford, his beloved dog, Axo, many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ewald, step-father, Bill Hagen, wife, Tammy, mother/father-in-law, Carol & Kenny Floyd. 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, February 28, 2017

MARGARET M. STEEVENS

 

Margaret M. Steevens, 89, formerly of Medford passed away on February 27, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells. Margaret was born on June 25, 1927 in town of Little Black to Joseph and Julia Zak. She was a Graduate of Liberty elementary school, Dorchester High School, and Taylor County Normal Teachers College.
Margaret taught school in Taylor and Ozaukee counties prior to her marriage to Clifford Steevens on June 23, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville Wisconsin.
In addition to her husband and parents Margaret is preceded in death by her three brothers, Frank, Rudy and Tony Zak, and one sister, Anna Gerlick.
Margaret is survived by one son Alan (Glenda) Steevens of St. Louis MO, two daughters; Mary Steevens of Bloomingdale, IL, and Ann (Jim Kunick) of River Forest, IL., one grandson, Nicolas Steevens of St. Paul, MN.  She is further survived by two brothers, Victor (Betty) Zak of Abbotsford, Mike Zak of Stetsonville, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 6, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Phil Juza officiating; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday, March 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

GERALD J. MAGSAM

Gerald J. Magsam, 80, of Medford, passed away Sunday February 26, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center in Medford.
Gerald was born November 19, 1936 in Euclid, MN to Ray and Edna Magsam. He attended elementary school at District 293 in Euclid and was a 1954 graduate of the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN. In 1955 Gerald married Bonita Bratten.
After his education, Gerald was a grain farmer in Euclid, MN, and then went on to dairy farm in Birnamwood, Marion, and Pulaski, WI areas until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In 1946 Gerald heard the Gospel of Christ, and followed it throughout the rest of his life.
He is survived by his children: Gary (Debbie) Magsam of Wisconsin Rapids, Gene(Linda) Magsam of VanCovver, WA, Gwen (Jim Willkomm)Rabe- Dombowsky of Medford, Greg Magsam of Shawano, and Gerry Magsam of Cecil, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Gerald is further survived by his siblings: Bertha Magsam of Arkansas, Elmer (Marilyn) Magsam of Baldwin, WI, Marlys (Bill) Martin of Oklahoma City, OK, Larry (Carol) Magsam of Emporia, KS, Dean (Kathy) Magsam of Sulphur, OK, Sylvia (Bill) Nueske of Wittenberg, Rodney (Donna) Magsam of Northfield, MN, Mark (Pam) Magsam of Palm Desert, California, and William Magsam of Phoenix, AZ.
He is preceded in death by: his Parents, and brothers Gilbert, Danny and Marvin Magsam.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM, Friday March 3, 2017 at the Stetsonville Centennial Center, 412 E Centennial Avenue, Stetsonville, WI, 54480. Perry Pearson and Robert Eberhart will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service, Friday morning at the Stetsonville Centennial Center from 10:00 AM until 12:15 PM. Burial will follow in the Baldwin Cemetery, Baldwin, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Gerald can be given to his family, for designation at 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, February 24, 2017

TIMOTHY “TIM” J. LEMKE, JR.

NAME OF DECEASED: TIMOTHY “TIM” J. LEMKE, JR. AGE: 39

ADDRESS: Thorp, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 10:16 PM Thursday, February 23 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley where he was taken earlier by ambulance

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Brian Mundt

VISITATION: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1977 at Medford

EDUCATION: Immanuel Lutheran Day School, Medford; 1995 graduate of Medford High School as a gifted athlete and honor student; BA degree in Sociology from UW – La Crosse

MARRIAGE: July of 2002 at Medford to Dawn Heintz and they were later divorced

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked at Foremost Foods in Milan, Abbyland in Abbotsford & worked as a teacher’s aid at Medford High School for periods of time. He enjoyed his 2 cats, music, playing guitar, watching movies, spending time with his son, girlfriend, family and friends.

SURVIVING FIANCE’: Taryn Blecka of Thorp

SURVIVING SON: Quin Lemke of Bradenton, FL

SURVIVING SISTERS: Kari (Jason) Rappe of Medford and Laurie Lemke of Rhinelander

SURVIVING PARENTS: Sally (Kraus) & Timothy Lemke, Sr. of Medford; Paternal Grandmother – Florence Lemke of Medford

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a scholarship fund for his son, Quin
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LAWRENCE L. SCHLAIS, JR.

Our father, Lawrence Schlais Jr., passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was a man of faith and great love of life. We believe his positive attitude of living and being an example for his children carried throughout his 89 plus years. We were extremely blessed to have him as long as we did. He represented being the perfect role model for all of us and we were continuously learning from him.
His life began on March 8, 1927. He was born at home in the Town of Bern, at Gad. He learned at a young age, the meaning of hard work. His parents owned the Gad Bar, which at one time included a General Store, Dance Hall, Baseball Diamond and a family farm. At age 18, he entered the US Army, just days after his high school graduation in 1945. His tour of duty enabled him to see Africa, France, Belgium and Germany. He often talked about being a WW II Veteran and Dad did get to enjoy a trip on the ”Never Forgotten Honor Flight” on October 4, 2010. He said “What a homecoming they gave us at the airport.” He was impressed how they really honored the veterans.
After the war, Dad came home and found his sweetheart, Betty J. Knorr. They were married June 10, 1950 and shared 58 ½ years together. One of their favorite past times was dancing of all sorts, especially the Fox Trot. They also frequently sold vegetables from their gardens, at the farmer’s market in Medford and Marshfield. They were life-long members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford. They were inseparable until January 5, 2009, when we lost Mom. It broke his heart. He told us that if he could warn us kids of one thing in life, it would be of how heartbreaking it is to lose your spouse.
Dad was a Life Member of the Stetsonville American Legion and the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed farming, dancing, polka music, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Dad had a full life by raising five children on the family farm. We are Peggy (Darrell) Korth of Fort Atkinson, Larry (Wenda Schwoch) of Minneapolis, MN, Lenard (Pat Short) of Medford, Donna (Darwin) Zielke of Medford and Irene (Greg) Griepentrog of Marshfield.
His grandchildren are Jacob (Amy) Korth, Adam (Charity) Korth, Luke (Melissa) Korth, Laura (Ervin) Ulrich, Lee (Jessica Murphy) Schlais, Linda Wittenberger, Malinda Zielke, Eric (Aydee) Zielke, Sarah Zielke, Erin (Jessie) Edwards and Tyler (Barbie) Griepentrog.
His great grandchildren are Desirae, Emma, EJ, Lily, Isaac, Alice, Amira, Ayana, Adelei, Brynlee, Brecken and Annika.
Also surviving are siblings, Harold Schlais of Abbotsford, Galen (Grace) Schlais of Medford and Marvel Jean (Merlin) Kobs of Spencer. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, Jenny Knorr of Marion, NC and Margaret Schlais of Wausau. And lastly his yellow lab, Toby.
He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, his parents Lawrence Sr. and Ella (Busche) Schlais, siblings, Glen and Patricia Schlais. His brothers/sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Bud) Wedeman, Grace (Herme) Pagel, Roy (Cordy) Knorr and Reuben Knorr.
With Dad being a farmer all his life and he loved to watch things grow, we are asking in lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in Dad’s honor.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with military rites to follow. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM at the church.
We will miss you, our mentor.
Love, Your Family


ERIK JAMES KLEMM


Erik James Klemm was born Monday, February 13th, at 3:33 AM to parents Cole and Jennifer Klemm.  He weighed 1 pound 10 ounces and was 12 inches.  Erik was able to experience his Mommy and Daddy holding and kissing him before passing away peacefully in his parent's arms at 5:10 AM.  Heaven's gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord.  Erik came into this world too soon and was taken too soon.  Though he was here a short time he touched many lives and will forever be loved.  He will always be his parent's precious angel and Finley's little angel brother and they will hold him again in Heaven one day. 

Erik is survived by his loving parents, Cole and Jennifer, big sister Finley, maternal grandparents, Lon and Linda Rundquist, paternal grandparents, Kevin and Julee Klemm, great grandparents, Jim Zuleger, Nelda Klemm, and Betty Rainaldo, Aunts and Uncles, Mike and Jess Sperl, Travis and Amy Gilles, Aaron and Anne Rogers, and cousins Bennett and Brady Sperl and Marshall Gilles.  
Erik is further survived by numerous great aunts and uncles.

Erik is preceded in death by great grandparents, Robert Rainaldo, Jim and Polly Rundquist, Bunny Klemm, and Joan Zuleger, and great uncle Dean Klemm.
A private, family service will be held at Hemer Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th.   
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ADALA A."TOOTIE" KONIECZNY


Adala A. "Tootie" Konieczny, 93, of Medford, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab Center in Medford. Adala was born March 19, 1923 in Hortonville, WI to Harold and Margaret (Lippert) Collar. She married Stanley Konieczny on September 30, 1950. Stanley passed away April 2, 2016. She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Bill) Semanko  of Junction City, KS, Karen (Lee) Paul of Medford, Linda (Don) Horgen of Almena, Judy Bogdonovich of Stanley, and Daughter in Law Sally Konieczny of Owen, Brother Donald Collar of Neenah, 14 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. She is further preceded in death by her son Ronnie Konieczny, siblings: Louis, Willard, Victor, Francis and Eugene, infant brother Carl and sister Marion. Adala loved spending time with those closest to her heart, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the Brewers, spending time in her garden and traveling to different casinos. She also enjoyed the occasional glass or two of beer and wine. She took pleasure in traveling and taking trips to visit family. She loved music and played guitar and sang with her brothers.  She spent most of her life at home raising her kids or working on the farm. She worked for a number of years at Master Package, in Owen, before retiring. Cremation rites have been accorded, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial of cremated remains will take place at The Maplehurst Cemetery. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

THOMAS "TOM" A. NOLAND

Thomas “Tom” Allen Noland, 50, of Rib Lake, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Tom was born October 30, 1966 in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Delores (Baronsky) Noland. He attended Medford Area Schools, and was a 1985 graduate of Medford Area Senior High School. Tom married Patricia “Patty” Kennedy on April 20, 1991 in Prentice.
Tom is survived by his wife Patty,  his children: Katey (Wilson Fowle), Lizzie, and Jake Noland all at home.
He is further survived by his Parents: Robert and Delores Noland of Medford, Siblings: Brian (Lisa) Noland, Galen Noland, Susan (Larry Peterson) Noland all of Medford, Brothers and Sisters in law: Tammy (Charles) Johnson of Westboro, Kathleen (Kreg) White of Ogema, Bryan (Pam) Kennedy of Medford, Mike (Jolene) Kennedy of Westboro, Mary (Brian) Quante of Withee, Billy (Becky) Kennedy of Westboro, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Tom is preceded in death by his Grandparents Carl and Marcella Noland and Frank and Nellie Baronsky, and Father and Mother in Law Wallace and Audrey Kennedy.
Tom loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, four wheeling, snowmobiling, riding his Ranger, and most recently ice fishing. He was a great hunting guide for family and friends. Tom was the Owner and Operator of Noland Logging, Inc., where he enjoyed having his son Jake work by his side. He enjoyed attending his children’s extra curricular activities especially volleyball and hockey games.
Tom loved his family and was very proud of them; especially for Katey becoming a Registered Nurse, Lizzie’s academic accomplishments, and Jake’s hunting skills.
He was a member of the Great Lakes Timber Producers of America, Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Member and Sponsor of Silver Creek Sportsman’s Club, and a Lifetime Member of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon, Friday February 17, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy, Billy Kennedy, Tim Noland, Christopher Noland, Luke Peterson, Ron Arkola, and Mike Brandner. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday February 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, and also on Friday from 11 AM until the time of Mass at 12 noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A Rosary Service will follow the visitation beginning at 7 PM Thursday night at Hemer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to the Noland Family, for designation at a later date for local projects and organizations.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com