Thursday, July 18, 2019

DIANA J. KAPITZ

NAME OF DECEASED: DIANA J. KAPITZ AGE: 75

ADDRESS: Division Drive, Medford; A Township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, July 16 at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee where she had been a patient for the past 1 week

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, July 22 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, July 21; and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, July 22

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 11, 1944 at Medford

EDUCATION: Meadowbrook Elementary School, Town of Hammel & Farm View Elementary School, Town of Medford & was a 1962 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: To Norman “Butch” Miller and they were later divorced; 2nd: March 17, 1976 in Medford to Arthur “Jake” Kapitz, Jr. and he preceded her in death in 2008

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She resided & hobby farmed in the Town of Hammel for many years. She worked at Marathon Cheese Corp. in Medford for many years until her retirement in 2008. She enjoyed family, her grandchildren, the Milwaukee Brewers, feeding the birds, and following WI Badger sports.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where she also belonged to the Ladies of Immanuel and enjoyed bible study sessions

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dale (Jean) Miller of Woodstock, IL; Timothy (Missy) Miller of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Mark (Colleen) Miller of Fond du Lac, WI; Jonathan (Mindy) Kaptiz of Medford & Tracey Kapitz of Hastings, MN

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 9

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – John “Jack” (Carol) Johnson of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: John Carl Johnson DECEASED MOTHER: Lenora (Schmidt) Johnson

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
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EDWARD “ED” C. HOECK

NAME OF DECEASED: EDWARD “ED” C. HOECK AGE: 60

ADDRESS: Grover Drive, Withee; A Township of Hammel resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, July 17 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 20 at New Life Apostolic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Rider

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Town of Grover

VISITATION: New Life Apostolic Church, Medford from 1 PM until the time of services at 3 PM on Saturday, July 20

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 16, 1959 at Medford

EDUCATION: Little Black and Stetsonville elementary schools and was a 1977 graduate of Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked for periods of time at Weather Shield, Jentzsch Mink Ranch and currently he was working at Medford Fur Foods. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping and gardening.

MEMBER OF: New Life Apostolic Church, Medford where he was presently serving as head usher and coordinated their usher ministry

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Kathy (Tom) Henke of Medford, Jim (Michele) Hoeck of Goodrich & Becky (Brent) Clarkson of Medford

SURVIVING NIECES/NEPHEWS: Raegan Hoeck, George “Joe” Webb, Rachael (Josh) Judnic, Tyler Clarkson, Kayleigh (Skyler Hartman) Hoeck, Andrew (Tori) Hoeck, Jacob Hoeck, Matthew Hoeck
Great Nieces/Nephews: Lindsey, Addison, Talon, Maverick, Natalie, Dawson

DECEASED FATHER: Earl Louis Hoeck DECEASED MOTHER: Karen Evelyn (Rickaby) Hoeck

PALLBEARERS: Nephews – George “Joe” Webb, Andrew, Jacob & Matthew Hoeck, Joshua Judnic, Skyler Hartman, Tyler Clarkson

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


Sunday, July 14, 2019

LAURENCE L. SMART

Laurence L. Smart, 69, of the Township of Greenwood, formerly of Wausau, passed away at home on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Laurence was born on July 30, 1949 to Allen and Joyce (Wunsch-Normand) Smart in Wausau. He was a graduate of Wausau High School. He married Barbara Franz on February 5, 1997; she survives.

Laurence drove truck for 40 years.

In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, ATVing, being outdoors, and spending time with his son and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Laurence, is survived by his son, Justin Smart of Greenwood; grandchildren, Brody and Teagan, both of Greenwood; brother, Joe (Shellie) Normand III of Wausau; mother, Joyce Normand of Wausau; mother-in-law, Dorothy Franz of Medford; brother-in-law, Dan (Tammy) Franz of Medford; sister-in-law Gloria (Jim) Strebig of Rib Lake, and his three dogs, Luke, Brandy, and Chevy. Laurence is further survived by many other family and friends.

Laurence is preceded in death by his father, Allen and step-father, Joe Normand, Jr.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Laurence’s name may be given to 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, July 11, 2019

NANCY S. WYCLIFFE

Nancy S. Wycliffe, 66, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Lancing, MI.

She was born on October, 16, 1952 to Elmer and Goldie (Moore) Nuernberger in Medford. She graduated from Medford High School in 1970. She worked for Reckenthaler Electric, Timberline Transport, and most recently Weather Shield. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, birdwatching, and gardening.

Nancy is survived by her children Jennifer and Brian Wycliffe, both of Medford; siblings, Neal (Jean) Nuernberger, Paul (Linda) Nuernberger, Mary (Thomas) Brost, and Sara Nuernberger, all of Medford. She is further survived by brothers-in-law, Roger Paul and Paul Metz; sister-in-law Doris Nuernberger, and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by 3 siblings, Ellyn Paul, David Nuernberger, and Marjorie Metz, and 2 nephews, Eric and Daniel Nuernberger.

Funeral Services for Nancy will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Rutter Officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be given to the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

KRISTIN M. BRUNNER

Kristin M. Brunner, 71, of Marshfield, a former Medford area resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by a loving family, on Monday, July 1 at her home in the Town of Richfield, Wood County.
Kristin was born on July 5, 1947 at Medford, WI to the late Arthur & Harriet (Berry) Vircks. She attended Stetsonville elementary schools, was a graduate of Medford High School and attended nurses college. Her marriage to John “Jack” Brunner took place on June 28, 1969 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville and they were later divorced.
Kristin worked in neuropsychology at the Marshfield Clinic for 9 years and later North Central Health Care in Wausau for 35 years until her retirement. She was a gifted singer and enjoyed music throughout her life. She also enjoyed cooking, puzzles, cards, quilting, crafts, word games, spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her children – Amy (Gregory, Jr.) Gronski of Marshfield and Matthew (Kim) Brunner of Wausau, grand children – Nathan, Evan, Matthew, Ashton & Logan. Also survived by her siblings – Karleen Langer of Barrington, IL, Brian (Marti) Vircks of Colby, Kaye (Michael) Gerber of Sun Prairie, Boyd (Diane) Vircks of Colfax, Kari Draeger of Medford & Berle (Sylvia) Vircks of Cortland, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother – Barton Vircks, brothers in law – Michael Langer & Harvey Draeger, Jr.
Memorial services for Kristin will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, July 20 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel with Rev. Wes Jedras officiating. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville following services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Friday, June 28, 2019

KATHERINE DASSOW


Katherine Dassow, 93, of Medford, passed away on June 27, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Katherine was born on October 27, 1925 to Carl and Susan (Kokotech) Hildebrand in Westboro. She married Lawrence Dassow on May 31, 1947 in Whittlesey; he proceeded her in death on February 8, 1998.

Katherine was a homemaker and mother on the family farm, in the Town of Medford. She and Lawrence both retired in 1987. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing cards, fishing, traveling with her family, and baking.

Katherine is survived by her children, Sally (Monty) Strassberger, Tommy (Kathy) Dassow, Patty Gengler, Cindy (Allen) Crass, all of Medford, and Fay (Damon) Harder of Mosinee; daughter-in-law Gail Dassow; sons-in-law, Gene Noland and Bruce Krug; sister-in-law Marjorie Jensen. She is further survived numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her children, Nancy Noland, Suzy Krug, Jerome Dassow, and Dale Dassow; son-in-law Tom Gengler; sister, Alma Rehbein, and brother, Alfred Hildebrand.

Funeral Services for Katherine will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, with Pastor Gary Lodholtz officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church 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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

LUCILLE K. JARI

NAME OF DECEASED: LUCILLE K. JARI AGE: 91

ADDRESS: Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford; A former Town of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, June 26 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, July 1 at Community United Church of Christ, Medford and also there will be a VFW Auxiliary service held at 9 AM that morning

OFFICIATING: Pastor Mary Jo Laabs

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: Community United Church of Christ, Medford from 9 AM until 11 AM on Monday, July 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 6, 1927 at the family home in the Town of Little Black

EDUCATION: Stetsonville elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: October 17, 1947 at Dubuque, Iowa to Victor Jari and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1994

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She was one of the original workers at Tombstone Pizza Corp. when they made pizzas in the kitchen on tables. She continued to work there for a period of years until retirement. She was the kitchen chairman for the Medford VFW Club. Was active with the Sunny Hills Homemakers and made soup for the kids during the early years of the Medford Area Youth Hockey Association. She enjoyed basket weaving, rosemaling, camping, fishing, crafting and cooking.

MEMBER OF: Community United Church of Christ, Medford; Lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary #5729, Medford where she was a past president; Sunny Hills Homemakers

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gloria (Mark) Christianson of Medford, Katherine (Peter) Pernsteiner of Medford, Bruce Jari of Medford, Marlene (Melvin) Doberstein of Medford, Russell (Virginia) Jari of Medford, Patricia (Darryl) Lenhard of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Infant son – Paul in 1948; Granddaughter – Daisy Pernsteiner King in 2010

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 27 GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN: 2

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lorraine Schmitt of Medford, Joyce Langteau of Seymour, Wayne (Butch) Faude of Boise, Idaho

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Clarence Milliken and Frances Paff

DECEASED FATHER: Edward James Milliken DECEASED MOTHER: Lois (Taylor) Milliken

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Jason & Jordan Christianson, Craig & Josh Pernsteiner, Rory Doberstein, Zak Lenhard

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