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, 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
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