Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NORMA E. GAAB-MOLITOR

Norma E. Gaab-Molitor, 87, of Medford, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20th at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, WI.
Norma was born in Medford, WI on June 18, 1930 to Henry and Catherine (Stauner) Brost. She married James J. Gaab on June 15th, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and they celebrated 56 years of marriage before his passing in 2007.
Norma and family moved to Wausau, WI in 1956, where she was a bookkeeper for her husband at Mobil Oil Co. She also worked part time as a telephone secretary and printers assistant for the Business Service Center and part time at Dr. George Andrews medical office.
In 1984, she founded the consignment store Nice As New. She spent her winters in Sun City, AZ where she was employed at Sun City Youngtown Printers and Valley Medical Answering Service. She moved back to Wausau full time in 1998 where she continued to work as a telephone secretary for Presto Call until her retirement in 2007.
Norma was a fervent reader and enjoyed writing short stories for her family, remodeling their houses and traveling the USA and Europe. Norma was very active at the church, school and community organizations. She was a long-term poll worker and volunteer at Wausau Hospital and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. She enjoyed every type of animal, especially her cats and Bob’s dog, Tiffi.
Norma moved to Medford, WI in 2008 where she married her childhood friend Robert “Bob” Molitor in June of 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.
She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Molitor of Medford; Children: Mary Gaab of Wausau and Daniel (Lori) Gaab of Galena, IL; Grandchildren: Michael Hoffman, Mike and Dan Fuller, Nick, Tiffany, Brad and Kendra Gaab; Several Great-grandchildren; Brothers: Barney Brost of Denver, CO and S. Ray (Meta) Brost of Clarksville, IL; Sister: Marilyn (Arthur) Fliss of West Bend; Stepchildren: Mike and Micky Molitor both of Medford and 2 step-greatgrandchildren.
In addition to her first husband and parents Norma was preceded in death by her Children: Kathy Gaab Hoffman and Joseph Gaab; Daughter In-Law: Nellie Gaab; Sisters: Anita Gassen, Virginia Mary Brost and Lenore Palmer-Marks; Brother: JP Brost.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon, Monday June 26th, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 AM until the time of mass at 12 noon. Future burial of her cremated remains will be at the Cremation Garden of Rest, Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norma’s name can be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society, Medford.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at hemerfuneralservice.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

DENNIS C. PETERSON


Dennis C. Peterson, 78, of Antigo, passed away Sunday June 18, 2017 at Aspirus Langlade Hospital Emergency Room.
Dennis was born June 21, 1938 in Medford, WI to Claude and Mildred (Wyss) Peterson. He was a graduate of Medford Sr. High School. Dennis married Betty Sue Peterson on November 26, 1979 in Menomonie, MI.
He is survived by his Wife, Children: Joe (Barb) Peterson of Mosinee, Denise (Dave) Haley of Georgia, Jeff Peterson of Antigo, John (Barbara) Peterson Seguin, TX, Steve (Ron) Farrar of Chicago, IL, Keith (Bonnie) Farrar of Mississippi, Brother Lee Peterson of DeForest, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis is preceded in death by his Parents, Son Paul Peterson, Brother Kent Peterson and Infant Sister Donna Peterson.
Dennis served his country with the U.S. Army Guard.
Dennis drove semi over the road, starting his career with his father under C.C. Peterson Trucking. He then went onto drive for Mortson Brothers Trucking, Mach Farms, Krieger Metal and last drove as an Owner / Operator for Packerland Trucking. He retired in 2010. Dennis was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football, baseball and golf. He enjoyed socializing over cocktails and traveling to the casino.
Cremation rites have been accorded, a graveside service and military honors will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday June 24, 2017 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I in Medford.
Memorial donations in honor of Dennis 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 www.hemerfuneralservice.com

DAMIEN M. SWEET

Damien Mack Sweet, 2 months, of Medford passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 at his home.
Damien was born on April 10, 2017 in Marshfield, WI to Jesse Sweet and Susan Lemke.
He is survived by his Parents, Siblings: Rodney Bruce of Wisconsin Rapids, Madison and Cayman Sweet of Nekoosa and Jesse Sweet of Medford, Taylor Lemke of Vancouver, WA and Corbin Lemke of Stanley, Grandparents: Rick and Debbie Sweet of Wisconsin Rapids, Kelly Sherman Strangefelt of Medford, Scott and Chris Lemke of Herbster, Great Grandmother: Julia Westrich of Medford, Aunts and Uncles: Amber and Troy Hamm, Brett, Maddox and Jeremiah, Julian Pester, Julia and Jennifer Pester, all of Medford, T.J. Rodgers of Herbster, Steven and Jennah Prior of Marshfield, Joe and Jill Sweet of Tony, Jake Sweet of Minneapolis, MN, Honored Aunt Danielle Stiel of Medford, and many other cousins.
Damien was a blessing and joy to his family and friends. He touched the lives of many and will be truly missed by everyone.
Damien is preceded in death by several Grandparents.
A Celebration of life will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, on Thursday June 22, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Saturday, June 10, 2017

LUCY J. LISKE

NAME OF DECEASED: LUCY J. LISKE AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 618 E. Conrad Drive, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:35 PM Friday, June 9 at Aspirus Medford hospital, emergency room, where she was taken earlier

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5-8 PM Tuesday, June 13 where there will be a 8 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 14 at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1928 in the Township of Greenwood

EDUCATION: Town of Greenwood elementary schools and was a graduate of Rib Lake High School & Taylor County Teachers College

MARRIAGE: June 13, 1953 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Town of Greenwood to Marvin H. Liske

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught in Rib Lake schools for 5 years. She was a housewife/mother for many years and worked beside her husband at Liske Marine from 1964 until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, spending time at the lake and being with family & friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Marvin Liske of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – George, John & Peter (Corinne) all of Medford
Daughter – Lisa (Todd Campfield) Raab of Wausau
Son-in-law: Dan Deneen of Pewaukee

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter – Mary Deneen in 2003

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 7

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Charlie & Paul Matyka both of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Peter, 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) Matyka

PALLBEARERS: Sam, Lucas, Christopher & Chad Liske, Casey & Kyle Deneen, Tyler Raab

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MARTHA RUSS SEIDL

NAME OF DECEASED: MARTHA RUSS SEIDL AGE: 87

ADDRESS: City of Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:56 PM Friday, June 9 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 day under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday, June 15 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 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, June 15

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 11, 1929 at Laupheim, Germany

EDUCATION: Germany schools

MARRIAGE: May 27, 1959 at Neu-Ulm Germany to James G. Seidl and he preceded her in death April 24, 2011

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Moved to the US with her husband in July of 1961. She was a devoted housewife. She enjoyed gardening, fishing gourmet cooking, loved kids and dogs.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Heinz (Anita) Russ & Alfons (Roswitha) Russ all of Neu-Ulm, Germany
Brothers/Sisters-in-law: Inge Russ, Tom, Richard & Betty Seidl

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Willy, Wilhelm, Herbert, Josef, Peter Russ;
Sister – Inge Fueglister

DECEASED FATHER: Georg Russ DECEASED MOTHER: Josefine (Netzer) Russ

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Chuck Zenner; Active – Marc Kleist, Ed Hemmer, Dave & Sam Klinner, Steve & Ryan Brost

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by many nieces & nephews
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Friday, June 9, 2017

JENNY ELAINE MAYER

Jenny Elaine Mayer, 94, of Westboro passed away on Thursday, June 8 at Care Partners in Medford, and under the care of Hope Hospice.
Jenny was born on July 30, 1922 to Angus and Jennie Peterson in Westboro, WI. She graduated from Westboro High School. She married Fred George Mayer on May 1, 1943. She worked on the family farm until the passing of her husband. She then went on to work for UW Madison, Chelsea School, and Weather Shield until retirement. In retirement she babysat her grandchildren and worked for the Forestry Service.
Jenny would spend her spare time sewing, making homemade quilts, cooking and feeding anyone that stopped in. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and lawn, and bird watching.
She was of the Catholic Faith, and was a former member of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea.
Jenny is survived by her children Sharon Ennis of Madison, Kevin (Nancy) Mayer of Westboro; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Hoveland of Madison, Delores “Fenno” (Neil) Reimann of Westboro; brother: James (Mary Ann) Peterson of Medford; brother-in-law: Ray Dums of Hayward; son-in-law: Don Kellner of Schofield and many close family and friends.
Jenny is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and Children: Gary Mayer and Shirley Kellner; Siblings Arvid, Lester, Alden, Alvin “Bud” and John Peterson, Marie Betz, Kay Adams and Lael Dums.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, Monday June 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro. Visitation will be held at the church Monday morning from 9 AM until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
Pallbearers: Jeff and Jonathan Ennis, Danny and David Kellner, Logan and Gary Mayer
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SHARON A. POUND

Sharon A. Pound, 73, of Medford, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Sharon was born November 5, 1943 to Donald and Ruby (Miller) Hosley in Washington D.C. Donald passed away during his military service when Sharon was an infant. Ruby later married Robert Usack and they lovingly raised her. She is a graduate of Gilman High School. Sharon married Art Pound on December 18, 1971, he preceded her in death May 8, 2003.
Sharon was very involved at Community United Church of Christ in Medford. She served on the Church Council, and had been the church secretary and bookkeeper. She was also a member of the Candelight Guild and Prayer Shawl Group.
Sharon had a true green thumb, and was passionate about gardening. She was very proud of her perennial beds. She also enjoyed birdwatching.
Sharon is survived by her beloved significant other: Denny Moe of Medford, Children: Michelle (Blake) Bucki and Bill (Bobbi Jo Dassow) Pound of Medford, Grandchildren: Christopher Retterath of Eagen, MN, Michael (Victoria Krzykowski) Retterath of Milladore, Logan Bucki of Medford, Lindsey Bucki of Lacrosse, and Wyatt Juneau of Medford, Great Grandchildren: Emmee Juneau, Lilian Bucki and Sage Retterath, Brother Larry Usack of Bonduel, Uncle Ken Miller of Barron, Nephew Nikolai Usack and Great Niece Helena Usack of Milwaukee and numerous cousins.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Daughter Laurie Retterath, and most recently her Sister in Law Lovely Usack.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday June 2, 2017 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford. Pastor Mary Jo Laabs will officiate. Visitation will be held at church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00.
Memorial gifts in honor of Sharon 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

Monday, May 29, 2017

KRISTINE J. KUMMER

NAME OF DECEASED: KRISTINE J. KUMMER AGE: 46

ADDRESS: Howard Road, Medford; A Township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead on Saturday, May 27 in Chippewa County the results of an automobile accident

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:30 AM Thursday, June 1 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Richard Russow

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM on Wednesday, May 31 and also at church from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 19, 1970 at Chippewa Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Gilman Elementary school and was a 1988 graduate of Gilman High School where she was active in track and cross country sports

MARRIAGE: October 11, 1997 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to David “Butch” J. Kummer, Jr.

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: For the past number of years, she has worked as a supervisor at the former B & B Engineering, currently, Frontline in Medford at the time of her death. She was very active in her children’s and nephew’s activities including high school sports & stock car racing. She enjoyed scrapbooking and crafting. Her family was her life. Her favorite numbers were 6, 12 & 24.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING SPOUSE: David “Butch” J. Kummer, Jr. of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Cody (fiancé-Nicole) Kummer of Medford and Lakyn Kummer of UW-Eau Claire

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Earl (Terri) Berg, Jr. of Gilman and Bill Berg of Gilman
Sister-in-law: Cindy (Lon) Ulrich of Medford

SURVIVING PARENTS: Earl & Barbara (Beck) Berg, Sr. of Gilman
Mother/Father-in-law: Sue & David Kummer Sr. of Medford

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Lucas Ulrich; Active – Earl, Terri & Bill Berg, Cindy, Lon, Brett, Koltin & Trey Ulrich

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

RICHARD C. LAHER


Richard C. Laher, 78, of Medford passed away on Friday, May 26 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield under palliative care, surrounded by his family. Richard was born on January 21, 1939 to Arthur and Dorothy (Rothamer) Laher in Medford. He graduated from Medford High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Ethel Brandner on May 23, 1959, she survives. After school in 1957, Richard worked at Weather Shield. In 1967 Richard and Ethel moved to the family homestead and farmed until 1978. He then went on to be self-employed at R&E Manufacturing until his retirement in 2000.
He lived life for his family, nothing was more important to him. He took pride in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In retirement he spent many hours of enjoyment doing woodworking projects such as building barns, horse stables, machine sheds, doll houses, plant stands and any other idea someone had in mind.  He enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, polka dancing, and watching the Brewers and Dodgers.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his children, Rodney (Jody), Gary (Jan), Rick (Julie),  and Kent (Dawn) Laher, and Rhonda (Bryce) Kelley, all of Medford; grandchildren, Robin (Ryan) Kraschnewski, Jesse (Megan), Jeffrey (Kayla), Derek (Dana), Trevor (Heather), Marissa, Kendal, Carson, and Jon Laher, Grace and Brigham Kelley; great-grandchildren, Ryder, Restyn, and Rylan Kraschnewski, Knox and Jozlyn Laher, and Dylan Laher. He is also survived by his siblings, Lavelle (Roger) Auby of Stoughton, WI, Fred (Lucy) Laher of Pueblo, CO, and Edwin (Mary) Laher of Medford; brother-in-law, Pat Nelson of Chandler, AZ. He is further survived by many other family and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dan Laher, and sister Nancy Nelson.

A Funeral Mass for Richard will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 31 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating; burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at Hemer Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. until the time of a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 31 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Robin Kraschnewski, Jesse Laher, Jeffery Laher, Derek Laher, Trevor Laher, Carson Laher, Jon Laher, and Brigham Kelley will be serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Richard 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

 

RONALD R. NIZNIK

Ronald R. Niznik, 66, of Stetsonville passed away on Friday, May 26 at home. Ronald was born on August 11, 1950 to Paul Sr. and Mary Niznik in Medford. He was a 1969 graduate of Owen-Withee High School. After school he joined the Air Force in 1969, where he served as a Loadmaster on aircrafts during the Vietnam War. He married Dawn Miller on June 15, 1974, she precedes him in death.

In his spare time Ronald enjoyed watching the Packers, spoiling his grandchildren, outdoor activities, tinkering with his tractors, cutting wood, traveling with family, discussing politics, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.

Ronald is survived by his children, Craig Niznik of Stetsonville, Justin (Lindsey) Niznik of Augusta, WI, and Aaron Niznik of Providence, RI; grandchildren, Elsie, Abigail, and one on the way Margaret. He is also survived by his siblings, Paul Niznik Jr. of Medford, Robert (Roberta) Niznik of Holcombe, Dan (Pam) Niznik of Medford, Jerry (Kye) Niznik of Colorado Springs, CO, Bonnie (Steve) Pawello of Rhinelander, Marlene (Michael) Eisner of Stetsonville, Pauline (Lee) Williams of Owen, and Sherrie (Karl Knabel) Niznik of Puyallup, WA. He is further survived by many other family and friends.

In addition to his wife Ronald is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Niznik.

Funeral services for Ronald will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday May 30 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, with Rev Richard Russow officiating; burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Ronald 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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JOSEPH "BERNIE" PONCEK

Joseph “Bernie” Poncek Jr., 67, of Ogema passed away on May 23 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He was born on December 8, 1949 to Joseph Sr. and Eleanor Poncek. Bernie grew up on the family farm. He worked various jobs throughout his life. In his spare time he was involved with the Special Olympics bowling, visiting people on his four wheeler, and spending time at the senior center. He was a people person and always willing to lend a helping hand.

Bernie is survived by his siblings, Barb Poncek, Mike (Kim) Poncek, Jim (Julie) Poncek, Bruno Poncek, Joyce (Robert) Matyka, Joann (Joe) Leader, Jerry (Jo) Poncek, Cathy (Erhart) Lemke, Willie Poncek, Nancy (Steve) Hamm, Theresa Passehl, Randy Poncek, Bonnie Poncek, Peter Poncek, Tom (Mary Jo) Poncek. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jackie Poncek, Ed Poncek, Maggie Sacharske, and Ellen Poncek.

A Funeral Mass for Bernie will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 26 at Good Shepard Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating; burial will follow at Mt. Olive cemetery in Westboro. Visitation will take place on Friday, May 26 at Good Shepard Catholic Church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M.

Memorial donations in honor of Bernie 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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

RAYMOND W. MEYER

Raymond W. Meyer, 84, of Medford passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at his home in Medford, and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Ray was born May 12, 1933 in Perkinstown to William and Ruby (Redwine) Meyer. He married Linda Frischman and later divorced. He then married Janice Battles on April 26, 1968 in Anchorage, Alaska.
He is survived by his children: Gail (Mitch) Miller of Medford, Rod Meyer of Medford, Pam (Kurt) Jochimsen of Stratford, Laurie (Packer) Bryan of Athens, Tom (Christina) LaFontaine of Huntsville, AL, Kristen (Ronald) Raasch of Medford, Jim (Stacey) Meyer of Park Falls, Bethany LaFontaine of Medford, 26 Grandchildren, 41 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, Brothers: Don (Lana) Meyer, Lester (Mary) Meyer both of Holcombe, Sisters: Shirley Meyer of Colby, Irma Howsden of Owen, Esther Clarkson of Minocqua, and Mother in Law Betty Battles of Medford.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Wife Janice, Sister Enola Westrich, Brothers in Law Steve Nosko, Red Howsden and Jerry Clarkson.
Ray graduated from Hannibal High School, and then served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a mechanic. He managed Eggert’s Service Station in Medford. He then went on to work as a heavy equipment operator for Miller Brothers Construction, Overguard, Kloth, Hoffmann finished his career with Petersons and retired in 1993.
Ray was the co-owner of Jan’s Bar, and Hook, Line and Sinker Bait Shop at the Miller Dam.
He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, cut firewood and spend time at his cabin in Perkinstown. He loved his Chihuahua Max.
Ray was a member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, NRA and the Operating Engineers Union 139.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 AM, Friday May 26, 2017 at the Chelsea Conservation Club. His Daughter Kristen Raasch will officiate. Visitation will be held at the Chelsea Conservation Club from 9 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Cremation rites have been accorded, burial of cremated remains will take place at Perkinstown Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations in honor of Ray 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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

WAYNE R. WAGNER

NAME OF DECEASED: WAYNE R. WAGNER AGE: 82

ADDRESS: W12078 State Highway 64, Withee, WI 54498; A Township of Grover resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:55 PM Friday, May 19 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 1 week

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Andy Davis

VISITATION: 3:00 PM until the time of services at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1935 at Mishawaka, IN

EDUCATION: Mishawaka, IN elementary and High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: In 1967 at Mishawaka, IN to Roseann M. Zeleznik and they were later divorced; 2nd: May 12, 1979 at Medford to Constance “Connie” M. Higgins and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. After the service, he resided in Indiana and moved to the Lublin area in 1972 where he farmed for a period of time. He did some home improvement work for a period of time. Worked for Indianhead Action Agency until ill health forced his retirement. He enjoyed camping, catfish fishing, slow-grilling BBQ ribs, painting and wood carving. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Of all these things, his greatest pride was being a Papa to his grandchildren, as he readily admitted being a grandpa was much more fun and he was better at it.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wife – Constance “Connie” M. Wagner of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Richard (Staci Sparks) Wagner of Chippewa Falls, Bill Wagner of Nekoosa, Vicky (Brent) Stewart of Thorp, Laurie (Kevin) Danen of Eau Claire and 2 step-sons

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 & 3 step GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 & 1 step

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Robert “Bobby” Sult and Norma Sult both of South Bend, IN

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: James Sult and Harley Sult, Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Marguerite A. (Wagner) Bollin

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LOUIS "LOUIE" C. SEKADLO

Louis "Louie" C. Sekadlo, 88, of Medford, passed away Saturday May 20, 2017 at The Home Place of Dorchester, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Louis was born June 22, 1928 in Chicago Illinois to Louis and Katherine (Lump) Sekadlo. His family moved to Medford in August of 1940. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, and was a graduate of Medford Area Sr. High School.
He is survived by two nieces: Jolene Buck of North Carolina, Sandra Vischulis of Jackson, WI, long-time friend: Dick (Shirley) Werner of Medford, and other distant relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his Parents.
Louis enjoyed sports. During high school he served as the manager for the football and basketball teams for Medford. He then went on to work at Hurd Window Company for 28 years and retired in June of 1971 due to health reasons.
Louis was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of mass at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Louis 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




Monday, May 15, 2017

RICHARD D. ANDERSON

Richard D. Anderson, age 79, of Medford, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Kindred Medical Center while wintering in Cypress, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford with Pastor Brian Mundt officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on that day.
Richard was born on November 1, 1937 in Central Lake, Michigan to Walter E. and Francis E. (Dawson) Anderson.  He attend Cresswell and Elk Rapids Schools. Richard worked on J.C. Miller iron ore freighter on the Great Lakes until marriage. Richard attended a New Year’s Eve party in 1960.  Little did he know he would meet the love of his life, Marilyn.  They married six weeks later on February 21, 1961 in Central Lake, Michigan. They were blissfully married for 56 wonderful and adventurous years.  While living in Kewadin, Michigan he farmed and worked at Super Tool in Elk Rapids. His love for farming led the family to purchase a larger farm in Charlevoix while still working at Super Tool.  In 1979 the family’s farming journey continued to Medford, Wisconsin until their return to Kewadin, Michigan in 1984. Veal farming led the family back to Medford, Wisconsin in 1991 until his retirement in 2004.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn of Medford; six children, Tim (Diane) Anderson, Medford, Todd (Ann) Anderson, Wausau, Laura (Steve) Strebig, Medford, Melissa (Gary) Gehrke, Medford, Sara (Scott) Frischmann, Medford, Tad (Saree) Anderson Cypress, Texas; twelve grandchildren (who will also be serving as honorary pallbearers), Zachary Anderson, Green Bay, Jared (Mallory) Anderson, Medford, Amy (Andy) Sondelski, Halder, Richard Anderson, Wausau, Eli and Levi Strebig, Medford, Kadia and Keagan Gehrke, Medford, Brandon, Emalee, Logan, and Grace Frischmann, Medford; three great-grandchildren, Ella and Reid Anderson, Medford, Madeline Sondelski, Halder; special sister-in-law, Sue Anderson of Rapid City, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews. Richard and Marilyn were Mom and Dad to many foster children for 25 years including Clark and Pam Carpenter, Gary and Leo Sarasin, Lisa Prescott, and their children.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Anderson, brothers, Walter and Ronald Anderson and a sister-in-law, Gloria Anderson .
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.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

ELAINE E. GALLISTEL

Elaine E. Gallistel passed into eternal life May 13, 2017 at the age of 85. Elaine was born on Jun 17, 1931 to Edith (nee Nelson) and Sigurd Hagen in Ogema. Elaine was raised in Ogema and attended Ogema Elementary School and Westboro High School. She graduated from Westboro High School in 1948. Elaine married Melvin Gallistel on September 16, 1950. She went on to attend UW – Stevens Point, where she graduated with an English degree.
Elaine started her teaching career at Westboro Grade School in 1965. She taught in the Rib Lake School District for 31 years until her retirement in 1996.

Elaine was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, and traveling with family and friends.


Elaine is survived by her children Larry (Linda) Gallistel, Mark (Melanie) Gallistel, James (Debra) Gallistel, and Donna (Joseph) Dowden; grandchildren, Sadie (Tim) Ahlers, Gene (Bethany) Gallistel, Keith Gallistel, Melissa (Adam) Pesola, Rachel (Ryan) Kiefer and 5 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother Terry Hagen, sister Patricia Piggins (nee Hagen) and many other family and friends. Tim Ahlers, Gene Gallistel, Keith Gallistel, Adam Pesola, Ryan Kiefer, and Ken Kauzlaric will be serving as pallbearers.

She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin, her parents, sisters Mary Patrick and Pat Jordan, and brothers John “Steve” McDonald and Robert Hagen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 A.M. at Good Shepard Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating and Father Michael Hayden concelebrating; burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Visitation will take place on Friday May 19 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Good Shepard Catholic Church, visitation will continue on Saturday May 20 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be given 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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ESTELLE L. BERG

 Estelle L. Berg, 91, of Ogema, passed away Monday May 8, 2017 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford, surrounded by her family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.
Estelle was born Feburary 17, 1926 in Ogema to M. John and L. Pearl (Vinnedge) Cummings. She was raised on the family farm in Ogema and went to Jump River Elementary School and was a 1944 graduate from Phillips High School.

Estelle married Eugene R. Berg in Frederic, WI on June 15, 1944. Eugene was drafted in WWII and went to fight in Germany. Estelle worked at the munition factory in Baraboo during the war. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2013. Eugene preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2013.
Estelle and Eugene stayed in Ogema, raising 4 children while Eugene drove milk truck, worked at the Lumber Mill and eventually worked for the Post Office in Ogema. Estelle stayed home and raised the children and was a cook at the old Ogema School, and then the new school, and Ogema Egg Plant.

She was called the “Blanket Lady”. She made quilts and afghans for her family, nieces, nephews and many other friends. She loved sewing, cooking, gardening, crocheting and visiting. She was famous for her crocheted doilies and sold many of them. She enjoyed going to the casino and loved shopping.
Estelle is survived by two daughters: Karen (Gary) Berg of Westberg, Pat Barr of Ogema, Daughter in Law Lois Berg of Ogema, Grandchildren: Greg (Naomi) Barr, Angie (Glenn) Ericksen, Dawn (Fernando) Becerra, Dave (Kris) Mabie, Barb Lutzke, Daniel (Ashley) Berg, Jason (Jenna) Berg, Great Grandchildren: Jeff, Nick and Chase Mabie, Michaela and Elicia Ericksen, Mycal Raleigh, and Karenna Barr, Trevor and Kyle Lutzke, and Ahnalie and Lena Berg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is further preceded in death by sons: Gary and Mike Berg. Estelle was the last of the Cummings and Berg side.
A memorial service for Estelle will be held at 11 AM Saturday May 27, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema. Rev. Dr. Bob Giese will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Her Grandson Greg Barr will serve as Urnbearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Estelle can be made to Ogema Volunteer Fire Company of 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

Monday, May 8, 2017

HAROLD W. NEUMUELLER

NAME OF DECEASED: HAROLD W. NEUMUELLER AGE: 90

ADDRESS: W5273 Allman Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:43 PM, Sunday, May 7 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford, surrounded by his loving famly, where he had resided for the past 2 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Pastor Randal Jeppesen

INTERMENT: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Whittlesey where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

VISITATION: 4-7 PM, Thursday, May 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 12

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 27, 1926 in the Town of Chelsea

EDUCATION: Whittlesey area elementary school, graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: July 31, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey to Yvonne H. Bristol and she preceded him in death February 16, 2011

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: US Navy Veteran of WW II. After the service, he hauled milk and worked on the family farm. He moved to Rockford, IL where he worked at Woodward Governor Company for a period of years. He also worked at Wisconsin Equipment in Medford for a period of time. In 2006, he settled back in the Medford area. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, travel and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey & the Medford VFW Club; Past member of the Chelsea Conservation Club and the Whittlesey Lion’s Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Randy (Caroline) of the Town of Holway, Ron (Judy) of the Town of Medford, Brad (Robyn) of Roscoe, IL & Brenda (Bruce) Gabel of Loves Park, IL

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 14 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 11

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brothers – Melvin of Medford & Vernon (Mary Ellen) of Garden Prairie, IL
Sisters – Dorothy (Jim) Broeren of Minocqua & Esther (Clarence) Schafman of Rockford, IL

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Arnold, Harvey & Ralph Neumueller
Sisters – Viola Anderson, Arlene Anderson & 1 in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: Rudolph Henry Neumueller
DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Caroline (Schwabenhausen) Neumueller

PALLBEARERS:  Reece, Hailey, Ethan & Emily Neumueller, Matt Gabel, Megan Johnson, Jamie Kochan, Noah, Collin & Christie Cartee, Kane & Travis Keller, Cory Hanson, Alexander Scott

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

CHARLES C. UNDERWOOD, JR.

Charles C. Underwood, Jr., 89, of the town of Goodrich, passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday May 8, 2017 at St. Andrews Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Goodrich.

Friday, May 5, 2017

ANN M. KRESS


Ann Marie Kress, 92, passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at Asprius Care and Rehab in Medford.
Ann was born August 20, 1924 in Medford, WI to Benedict and Minna (Metzung) Kress.
She is survived by her Sisters: Rita (Robert “Lefty”) Woelfel of Park Falls, Leona (Gene) Gebert of Medford, Nieces and Nephews: Jackie Ziehlke of Medford, Beck (Tom Bowder) Brost of Medford, Cindy (John Oberle) Gebert of Eau Claire, Jeanne (Giovanni Angiulli) Woelfel of Wausau, Heidi (Neal Sutrick) Woelfel of Hubertus, Dave (Nancy) Ziehlke, Paul (Kim) Ziehlke, Pete Ziehlke all of Medford, Scott Gebert of Weston, Roger Gebert of Medford, Chuck (Lisa) Woelfel of Wausau, Chris (Kelly) Woelfel of Houston, TX, 21 Great Nieces and Nephews, 14 Great Great Nieces and Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Sister Helen Ziehlke, and Brother in Law Jack Ziehlke.

Ann worked as a Housekeep for the Superior Diocese at the Cathedral Rectory in Superior, Holy Rosary Rectory in Medford and St. Patrick’s Rectory in Minocqua. She was accomplished in needle point and embroidery, of which her family would receive many items she would make. She enjoyed researching her family history and genealogy, and collecting dolls of all kinds.

She was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Ann was very fond of saying the Rosary.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday May 11, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary service will begin at 9:45 AM at Holy Rosary Church with visitation to follow until the time of services.

Memorial donations in honor of Ann 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

GAIL E. JOCHIMSEN

Gail E. Jochimsen, 56, of Stetsonville passed away on Thursday May 4 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Gail was born on March 9, 1961 in Medford to the late Wyllis “Buster” A. Jochimsen and Florina (Boehlen) Jochimsen of the Town of Little Black. She graduated from Medford High School in 1979. After high school she went on to work at Pleasant View Dairy, boxing and wrapping 40 pound blocks of cheddar cheese. She later went on to work at Tombstone Pizza for 37 years, where she worked as team leader, until her retirement in January of 2017.

In her spare time she taught second grade first communion classes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville for many years. She also loved to read, mostly mystery or romantic mystery, camping with her grandson in the summers, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother, Gail is survived by her children Stephanie (Jesse) Bohn of Stetsonville, Nicole Zuleger of Stevens Point, Sadie Zuleger of Stetsonville, Lane Ruch of Medford, Stepdaughter Jaycie Ruch of Medford, Grandchildren Tyler and Silas Bohn, and step grandchild Desiray Spencer. She is Also survived by four sisters, Karleen (Ron) Sperl, Sherry (Chuck) Anderson both of Stetsonville, Sara (Gary) Krug of Rice Lake, and Penny (Guy) Olson of Medford; five brothers, Lynn (Dianne) Jochimsen, Bryan (Melinda) Jochimsen, Jay (Jen) Jochimsen, all of Medford, Kurt (Pam) Jochimsen of Stratford, and Roy (Kathy) Jochimsen of Withee. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, god children, and many other family and friends.

In addition to her father Gail is preceded in death her sister Beth Jochimsen and great nephew Deagan Jochimsen.

A memorial mass will take place on Friday, May 12 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Michael Hayden officiating, burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday May 11 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a rosary service at 7:00 P.M., visitation will continue on Friday May 12 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M.

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

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
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

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