Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ISABELLE M. WILHELMS

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

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

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to Isabelle’s family to be designated at a later date.

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

SHIRLEY J. HOOVER

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

DARREL L. DAMM

NAME OF DECEASED: DARREL L. DAMM AGE: 75

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

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

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

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler & Rev. Richard Russow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Gail E. Damm of Stetsonville

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

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 24

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

BROTHERS DECEASED: Dennis Damm in infancy

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

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

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

SHIRLEY M. HEBERT


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

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

JERRY A. DENZINE

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

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

GERALDINE “GERRY” M. HANSON

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

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

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

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

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Deacon John Bourke

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro, WI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHILDREN DECEASED: Infant daughter – Sharon Lynne Hanson

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 7 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 9

SURVIVING BROTHER: Clifford “Eddie” Premeau of Ogema

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Sue Tlusty

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

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to the Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau or the American Cancer Society
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARLENE B. HOFFMAN

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

JERRY W. ANDERSON

Jerry W. Anderson, 67, of Medford, passed away on October 25, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. Jerry was born on June 8, 1950 to Floyd and Crystal (Redwine) Anderson in Medford. He was educated in Medford. After his education he served in the Marines from 1968 until 1972. He married Cathy Krebsbach on December 30, 1972, she survives. Jerry worked for Wisconsin Equipment for 5 years. He then went on to work at the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, first as a jailer/dispatcher, then as a deputy, and finally back as a jailer until his retirement. During his time at the Sheriff’s Department he also drove bus and mowed lawn at Tee-HI.

In his spare time Jerry enjoyed golfing, scoring a hole in one on hole 2 at Tee-Hi, cribbage, going to the casino, hunting, and fishing.
 In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter Wendy (Pete) Doorn of South Milwaukee, son Chris (Stephanie Quednow) Anderson of Medford and grandchildren Katie and Xak Doorn. He is further survived by his sister Mildred (Bill) Heier of Lublin, brother-in-law Richard Frahmann of Medford, cousin Clarice Heier of Medford, brothers and sisters in law, and many other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Marion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM, when a rosary service will take place. Visitation will continue of Monday, October 30 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jerry’s name may be given to the family for use at a later designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

EVELYN J. WALL



Evelyn J. Wall, 89, of Medford, formerly of Lublin, passed away Wednesday October 25, 2017 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

She was born May 17, 1928 in Verndale, Minnesota to Carl and Susannah (Lambert) Jasmer. She is a graduate of Withee High School. She married Frank Wall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Withee on September 27, 1947. He preceded her in death in November of 1989.

Evelyn is survived by her Children: Gloria (Dan) Gibbon of Medford, Bonnie (Sonny) Dembraski of Bruce Crossing, MI, Larry (Traci) Wall of Stephenson, MI and Michael Wall of Lublin. Grandchildren: Krisan Bastil, Kurt Gibbon, Ginger Hanson, Bruce Dembraski, Cari Loveland, Fred Dembraski, Ben Dembraski, Joe Wall, Rob Wall, Christopher Wall, numerous great Grandchildren, Siblings: Milo Jasmer of Medford, Caroline Nicpon of Barron, and many nieces and nephews.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents, 3 Sisters: Doris Cardinal, Alvera Anderson, Marie Sherwood, 3 Brothers: Vernon, Lorn and Dale Jasmer.

As a child she moved with her parents to the Town of Maplehurst, Taylor County, in 1938. After high school she was employed at the Riverside Hotel in Medford. Following her marriage to Frank, they moved to the Town of Roosevelt until 1971. In 1970, she and her husband started the Wall Sales & Service at their home where they dealt in fire and safety equipment. Until recently, she served as secretary for the business, now run by her son Michael. She enjoyed birdwatching and gardening, especially caring for flowers and the beautiful  pond and waterfall her husband had made for her. In September of 2016 she moved from the family farm near Lublin to Medford. Evelyn dearly loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them at the year "Camp-ins" and "Camp-outs" she organized.

Evelyn was a member of the Thorp Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1959, and the Dorchester Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 2016.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM,  Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Thorp Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at the Thorp East Side Cemetery.

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






Monday, October 23, 2017

HELEN MILLER


NAME OF DECEASED: HELEN MILLER AGE: 99

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Saturday, October 21, at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 7 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, October 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
215 S. Washington Ave., Medford

OFFICIATING: Father David Neuschwander

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen, WI at a later date

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 10 AM until time of funeral mass at 11 AM on Saturday, October 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1918 at Mellen, WI

EDUCATION: Mellen area elementary schools

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1936 at Pence, WI to Carl Peter Miller and he preceded her in death in 1999

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a housekeeper in the Mellen area. Following her marriage, she resided in Pence, WI and worked at the Pence Post Office for a period of time. For most of her life, she was a housewife & mother. She moved to Medford, WI in 2010 to be near family. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, cooking, baking, polka music and she adored little children.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and was a past member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Pence, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sabina (Tom) Strama of Medford, Dick (Marilyn) Miller of Medford & Glen (Pat) Miller of Hurley, WI

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING SISTERS: Verona (Earl “Smudge”) Swetkovich of Pence, WI &
Alice Tafelski of Mellen, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ann Miller, Pauline Reinerio, Rose Neubauer, Marie Calligaro, Mike, John & Mary Kaseno

DECEASED FATHER:    George Kaseno      DECEASED MOTHER: Anna (Turney) Kaseno

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GEORGIANA E. PEABODY


Georgiana E. Peabody, 102, of Westboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Georgiana was born on September 15, 1915, in Chicago, IL to George and Esther (Johnson) Ritter. She graduated from Lucy Flower High School, an all girl school dedicated to students with artistic and musical talents. While in Chicago she studied art at the Art Institute and piano at the Busch Conservatory. She also received a two year degree from Wright Junior College.

Shortly after college she came to Westboro to help care for her aging grandmother. It was while she lived here she met her future husband, Kenneth Peabody. They were married in Rib Lake on August 17, 1940. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wausau. After a stint at Employers Mutual Insurance she returned to college and earned an elementary education degree from Stevens Point State College. She taught 5th grade at St. James Catholic School until her retirement.

After they retired the Peabodys returned to Westboro and enjoyed growing vegetables. Throughout her life Georgiana enjoyed painting and playing piano. She also liked reading (nonfiction) and doing crossword puzzles.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth in July of 1986, her brother, John Ritter Sr. and his wife, Martha, her sister Jane Estillore and her husband Tony, and a brother Charles as a young child, and her brother’s children Lucy Sinks and John Ritter Jr., both in 2016.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Kelly of East Palatka, FL, one granddaughter, Katrina Vaugh of Fitzgerald, GA, one great-granddaughter, Karsyn Vaughn and one great-grandson, David Vaughn, both of Fitzgerald, GA.

In keeping with her wishes no funeral services will be held. Following cremation, her ashes will be placed wither her husband at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro.

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

ADRIENNE A. HENNLICH


Adrienne A. Hennlich, age 84, former Medford resident passed away peacefully with family on October 14th, 2017 at Dove Healthcare West Reflections Unit in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

A visitation will be held at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 PM by nephew, Deacon Dallas Carlson. Visitation will continue on October 19th from 9:30 AM till the time of service at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on October 19th, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester, Wisconsin.

Adrienne was born on September 15th, 1933 to Richard and Demerise Grzadzieleski in Drayton, North Dakota. She attended Drayton schools. After high school graduation Adrienne moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated with a degree in medical technology. Adrienne then moved to Medford and was employed by the Medford Clinic as a laboratory technician. During this time, she met the love of her life William Bill Hennlich. Bill and Adrienne were married on June 22nd, 1963 in Drayton ND.

Adrienne loved spending time with and caring for her family. Her interests included history, interior decorating and art. After her retirement from the Medford Clinic she worked as curator at the Taylor County Historical Society, where she was also a member. Adrienne also volunteered in a reading program through the Medford Area School District and was known as one of the grandmas. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and many Sundays was a greeter. Adrienne enjoyed her Saturday coffee group with friends. She adored and was most proud of her granddaughter Hannah Buchholz. "Grammy" will be so missed.

Adrienne is survived by her daughter Margaret (Allen) Buchholz, Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Granddaughter Hannah Buchholz, La Crosse Wisconsin. Her sister Claris (Carl) Peterson, Arizona. A sister in law Alice Grzadzieleski North Dakota. Sister and brother in law Janice and Connie Diesing, Brookfield, Wisconsin, Sister in law Joan (late Jerry) Baker, Dorchester Wisconsin, Sister in law Dorothy (late Bob) Forseth, and Brother in law James (Patricia) Hennlich of Colby.  In addition to many nieces and nephews.

Adrienne was preceded in death by William Hennlich, her parents, a sister Janice (Dallas) Carlson, and brother Harris Grzadzieleski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Adrienne's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Alz.org for care, support, research, awareness, and advocacy activities.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

JAMES G. KALMON

James G. Kalmon, 56, of Medford, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

James was born on September 22, 1961 in Medford, WI to the late Claire and Carol (Van Der Molen) Kalmon. He attended Brookside Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High and Medford Senior High where he graduated in 1980. He loved photography, lifelong Packer Fan, an avid musician, loved to play the guitar and just started playing the drums.
James was a long time employee of Hurd Mill Work in Medford working from 1980 to 2004. He also worked for Jeld Wen Windows and Streko Doors.
James is survived by Brothers: Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dorothy) Kalmon of Hatley, Donald (Donna) Kalmon of Medford; Sister: Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville; Nieces: Crystal, Mindy and Mandi.
In addition to his parents James is preceded in death by his Niece Jenny Kalmon and Great Niece and Nephew Isabelle and Chase.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM until the time of service 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to James’ family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ROSABELLA “ROSE” C. DOUTHITT


NAME OF DECEASED:    ROSABELLA “ROSE” C. DOUTHITT    AGE:  97

 

ADDRESS:  Colonial Center Nursing Home, Colby; A former Medford area resident

 

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Monday, October 9 at Colonial Center Nursing Home, Colby where she had resided for the past 4 years

 

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No services

 

INTERMENT:     Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Chelsea Community Cemetery, Town of Chelsea

 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 18, 1919 at Amherst, WI

 

MARRIAGE: 1st:  To Barnabus Kaehne; 2nd:  to Weldon Douthitt

 

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked in a nursing home for the blind in Milwaukee and also did home cleaning in Milwaukee for periods of time.

 

SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Darlene Douthitt of Owen

 

CHILDREN DECEASED:  Ronald “Duane” Kaehne, Barnabus “Sonny” Kaehne, Jr., and Bonnie Irwin

 

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:  3 – December Dawn Irwin, Brian Lyle Irwin & Sean Bruce Irwin       

GR-GRANDCHILDREN:     1 – Kahla Irwin       GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN:  1- Mia Rose

 

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Berthold, Geraldine, Adelide & Alfrieda

 

DECEASED FATHER:  Samuel Czeskleba     DECEASED MOTHER:  Williamina Ristow

Monday, October 9, 2017

MARY ANN DUBOIS


Mary Ann DuBois, 77, of Medford, passed away October 8, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Mary Ann was born May 22, 1940 in Hustisford, WI to August and Elsie (Schwantes) Goecks. She is a 1958 Graduate of Hustisford High School. Mary Ann married Arthur T. DuBois at Horicon on August 18, 1967. Arthur preceded Mary Ann in death on December 25, 1984.

She is survived by her Children: Tammi Barnes of Medford, Terry (Peter) Wimmer of Washington, Tracy (Sue) DuBois of Dorchester, Todd DuBois and Ty DuBois both of Medford, Daughter in Law: Julie DuBois of Medford, 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and several cousins.

She is further preceded in death by her Parents, and Son Toby DuBois.
In 1976 Mary Ann and her family moved to the Medford Area where she worked as a housewife and mother. Prior to moving to Medford they farmed in the Neosha, WI area for a period of time. In 1985 she began employment at Black River Industries in Medford. During her employment at Black River Industries she was in charge of the Taylor County Special Olympics.

Mary Ann loved her Grandchildren, and never missed a school or sporting event. She looked forward to every Halloween at the Sports Page for the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She enjoyed cooking, and completing word searches and crossword puzzles.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday October 14, 2017 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and burial of cremated remains will take place at the Hustisford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mary Ann can be given to the 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

GERTRUDE “TRUDE” M. CRAIG


NAME OF DECEASED:     GERTRUDE “TRUDE” M. CRAIG   AGE:  93

ADDRESS:          Our House Assisted Living, Medford
 
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Friday, October 6 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4 years
 
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per her request, there will be no services
 
INTERMENT:   Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield 
 
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 27, 1924 at Humbolt, Saskatchewan, Canada

 EDUCATION: District 138 Grade School, Sauk Center, MN and she later received her GED

 MARRIAGE: 1st:  Her first marriage ended in divorce; 2nd:  February 15, 1951 at South Dakota to Lorne D. Craig and he preceded her in death April 15, 1980
 
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to moving to Medford, she resided in St. Cloud, MN and Bayfield, WI.  Moved to Medford in 1974 and worked at Black River Industries and the Medford Creamery as a bookkeeper until her retirement.  In her retirement, she bought and sold antiques.  She enjoyed going on trips, visiting with family, gardening and playing pool.
 
MEMBER OF:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford & the Medford Senior Center
 
SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Daughter – Judith (Michael Weeks) Perry of Memphis, Tennessee
Son – Clarence Craig of San Diego, CA

 # OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN:     5     GR-GRANDCHILDREN:      3     

 SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Mary Bong of Maple Grove, MN

 BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED:  7 brothers & 1 sister
 
DECEASED FATHER:    William Schloegl      DECEASED MOTHER:  Eleanora Brumleve
 
OTHER INFORMATION: 
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

BERNADETTE F. MARSCHKE

Bernadette F. Marschke of Rib Lake, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Care Partners Assisted Living under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care with her three children by her side.
Bernadette (Bernie) was born on May 26, 1938 to the late Bernard and Jeanette (Poirier) Strobach in Rib Lake. She was a graduate of Rib Lake High School. She married the love of her life Robert Sunderlin on Oct. 5, 1957 in Rib Lake who preceded her in death in May 1958. She married William Kane on May 21, 1960 and they later divorced. She married William “Bill” Marschke on Feb. 22, 1970 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2014.
Bernie worked most of her life as a mother and homemaker. As an Air Force wife she traveled to England, Germany, and the U.P. of Michigan. After Bill’s Air Force retirement in 1978 they returned to Rib Lake where they owned and operated The Village Wash Laundromat for many years. She is a past member of the Spirit Lakes Improvement Association and was also a Hospice volunteer. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed making applesauce and strawberry jelly for them. Bernie read her Bible daily with her morning coffee, enjoyed occasional trips to the casino, loved to vegetable and flower garden, and was also an amazing accordion player. Crocheting kept her fingers nimble and many people are enjoying all the afghans she has donated and given away.
Bernie is survived by her children: William (Edie) Sunderlin of North Fond du Lac, Candy (Mark) Rinehart of Medford and Karen (Fritz) Balz of Athens; step-children: Robert and Sean Marschke of South Dakota and Penny (Mike) Oswood of California; grandchildren: Heather Norton, Dustin, Daniel (Alexa), Matthew, Ariel and Nathaniel Rinehart, Gracie Balz, Jeremy and Jordan Marschke, Carl and Christopher Oswood and four great grandchildren; brothers: Lee Strobach of Ogema, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake, Ray Strobach of Rib Lake, Dean (Gayle) Strobach of Ogema; sister Judy (Bill) Gelhaus of Arizona and sister-in-law Sandy Strobach of Illinois.
In addition to her parents and late husbands Bernie was preceded in death by her brother Theodore “Ted” Strobach.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service that same day. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake after a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of Medford. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.



HARVEY R. JUDNIC


Harvey R. Judnic, 82, Township of Greenwood, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
Harvey was born on May 31, 1935 in the Township of Greenwood to the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Mauser) Judnic. He married the love of his life Arlene Damrau on September 29, 1962 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed country western dancing and movies particularly John Wayne, country music, bird watching and horses.
Harvey bought the family farm in 1958 and farmed until he sold the Dairy section in 1978. He also worked in the woods, Medford Co-Op Feed Department for 9 years, Weathershield, Harvey Company and Foremost Foods. He landed his dream job as an Operator of the Road Grader for the Township of Greenwood. He spent 30 years there until his retirement in 2003.
He was a member of the Central Wisconsin Country Dancers and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  
Harvey is survived by his wife Arlene Marie Judnic of Township of Greenwood; Children: Daniel Judnic of West Sacramento, CA and Lori Judnic-Kopchinski of Wauwatosa; Granddaughter: Abigail Kopchinski of Wauwatosa; Foreign Exchange Student: Torstein (Asa) Tysklind and his children Nora and Otto of Stockholm, Sweden; Brother: Lester (Marilyn) Judnic of Merrill; Sisters: Angeline Strebig of Medford and Rosal Schilling of Arlington Heights, IL; Sister-In-Law: Marcella Judnic of Medford and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Harvey is preceded in death by Brothers: Joseph (Esther) Judnic, Carl (Ruth) Judnic, Clarence Judnic; Sisters: 4 month old Mary Judnic, Mary (Tony) Nezval, Betty (Joseph) Imbach; Brother-In-Laws: Clarence Strebig and Rudolph Schilling; Parents-In-Law; Arthur and Theresa Damrau.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake with Pastors James Babbler and Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Visitation will be held St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM until the time of service 12:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Harvey’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

THEODORE W. "TED" SCHMIDT

Theodore W. “Ted” Schmidt, 84, of Westboro, passed into glory on October 3, 2017, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He was born on December 26, 1932 to Carl and Lena Schmidt in Watertown. He graduated Lutheran High school in Milwaukee in 1950. Ted served in the Army in Korea from 1953-1955 and then went on to serve in the Army Reserve’s throughout the 60’s. He worked as a journeyman carpenter for several years before working for the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1988 as a station manager. Ted married Inez DePas on September 27, 1989.

Ted participated in the Honor Flight in May of 2016. He was also a member of the Westboro VFW.

Ted and Inez loved to travel and were always “gone again”. His dream was to visit Alaska, which he was able to do shortly before his passing. They made beautiful music together. He loved nature and the outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with his family and friends. His incredible cooking will be missed.

In addition to his wife, Inez, he is survived by the children from his first marriage to Carole Anne Koch, Bill (Ann) Schmidt of West Bend, Bob Schmidt of Germantown, and Dan (Jenny) Schmidt of West Bend, children from his second marriage to Janice Hanig, Shelby (Ken) Brotz of Richfield, Kelly Schmidt of West Bend, and Kent Schmidt of Hartland, and children from his current marriage to Inez, Kathy McNabb of Bloomsbury, NJ, and Mark Grandin of Columbus, TX, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ted is further survived by his brother Bill (Barb) Schmidt and many other family and friends.

Ted is preceded in death by his previous wives Carole and Janice, and two sisters Catherine Kriehn and Dorothy Schiessl.

Funeral services for Ted will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, W5334 Dassow Ave. Medford, WI at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Randal Jeppesen officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Whittlesey from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation in Ted’s name may be given to the Westboro VFW.

Ted is now playing guitar, banjo, and singing in the heavenly band.

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

EUDELL G. DAHL

NAME OF DECEASED: EUDELL G. DAHL AGE: 87

ADDRESS: Apache Junction, AZ; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, September 24 at his residence in Apache Junction, AZ

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, October 6 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, October 6

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 25, 1929 at Medford

EDUCATION: Town of Goodrich elementary school

MARRIAGE: June 26, 1954 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Harriet J. Hamm and she preceded him in death June 4, 2010

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: He worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford from 1947 to 1951. US Army veteran of the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. For many years, he worked as a superintendent for Mathy Construction for 30+ years until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford & the Medford VFW Club; Lifetime member of Operating Engineers Union

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter – Linda (Mike) Louther of Apache Junction, AZ
Daughter-in-law: Deb Dahl of Medford
Granddaughter – Jessica (Al) Ksionek of Englewood, CO
Great-Granddaughter – Cassandra Ksionek of Englewood, CO

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Lance G. Dahl in 2016

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lyle Dahl of Medford, Jackie Faber of Medford, Evangeline Becker of Athens, Elroy (Diane) Dahl of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Lester Dahl

DECEASED FATHER: Fred Dahl DECEASED MOTHER: Eleanor (Riemer) Dahl

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

JENNIFER “HINDE” L. HOBL

NAME OF DECEASED: JENNIFER “HINDE” L. HOBL AGE: 31

ADDRESS: Athens, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead on Saturday, September 23 as the result of a Town of Johnson, Marathon County automobile accident

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 27 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 – 7 PM on Tuesday, September 26 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 27

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 16, 1986 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Medford Elementary, Middle and Sr. High Schools

MARRIAGE: In 2012 at Medford to David Hobl and they were separated

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a cook and waitress at different Medford area restaurants. For the past several years, she was working at Rocky’s Cozy Kitchen in Medford. Her children, pets, cooking, sewing, traveling, meeting & talking to people were near to her.

PAST MEMBER OF: Medford Curling Club; Girl Scouts

SURVIVING SPOUSE: David Hobl of Athens

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Andrea Klinger-Hinde of Medford; Blake Hinde of Stetsonville; Jackson Hinde of Athens & Noah Hobl of Athens

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Anthony Hinde of Ivanhoe, MN; Allison Hinde of St. Paul, MN; Geoffrey Hinde of Eau Claire, WI

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother - Christine “Chris” Kolstad of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Martyn D. Hinde in 1997

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by cousins, aunts & uncles
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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

DENNIS L. FRISCHMAN

Dennis L. Frischman, 68, Township of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at his residence under the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.
He was born on July 14, 1949 in Medford, WI to the late Erwin and Lorraine (Fischer) Frischman. He was married to Jean (Schreiner) Frischman on September 14, 1996 in Medford, WI. They celebrated their 21st anniversary earlier this month.  He attended Whittlesey Grade School, Pleasant Heights Middle School and Medford Senior High where he graduated in 1967.
Dennis worked for Weather Shield Windows for 37 years until he retired May 5, 2008. He was a member of the Army National Guard where he earned the rank of Sargent 1st class and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Medford.   
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bean bags, bowling, playing cards and golfing.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife Jean Frischman; Children: Corey Frischman of Medford and Dena Purdue of Medford; Sister: Jerene Loeffler of Medford; Brother: Butch (Claire) Frischman of Medford; 4 grandchildren.  
In addition to his parents Dennis is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol and Linda Frischman and Step-Son Brad Schreiner.  
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey. Pastor Randal Jeppesen will officiate. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church Friday September 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out in Dennis’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care or Taylor County Humane Society.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

CHRISTINE M. MAYER


Christine M. Mayer, 92, of Medford, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 21, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Christine was born October 24, 1924 in Medford to Louis and Catherine (Fuchs) Erl. She is a 1942 graduate of Medford Sr. High. She married George F. Mayer at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford on October 7, 1944, George preceded her in death on April 19, 1997.
Christine is survived by her Son: Bob (Jane) Mayer of Greenville, SC, Daughter in Law Patricia Mayer of Medford, Grandchildren: Melissa Mayer of Northbrook, IL, David Mayer of Bayside, and Brian (Kai Young) Mayer of San Francisco, CA.
She is further preceded in death by her Parents, Son Richard Mayer, Granddaughter Kristin Mayer McGee, one Sister and six Brothers.
Christine served as the Postmaster in Chelsea, and also was a homemaker and farmer.
Christine loved to spend time in her garden, and was very talented at knitting, crocheting and sewing. She enjoyed baking cakes for weddings and other special family events, and made delicious brownies. She had a passion for polka music and dancing. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church in Chelsea.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 23, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.
Memorial donations in honor of Christine can be given to Hermitage Monastery – www.carmelitehermits.org, The Alzheimer’s Foundation, or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church for masses.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is honored to be entrusted with arrangements. Online condolence can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FLORENCE PREMEAU - SLONIKER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

JANINE D. KLOTH

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



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ALVIN R. SCHMUDLACH


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

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

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

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

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

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

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