Saturday, January 16, 2021

LILA M. CZARNEZKI

Lila M. Czarnezki, 90, Medford died on Friday, January 15 at Our House Senior Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years. 

Memorial services for Lila will be private family only with Father Patrick McConnell officiating.  Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. 

Lila was born on May 8, 1930 in the Town of Deer Creek, the daughter of Ambrose and Helen (Schneider) Retterath.  She attended Stetsonville Grade School and was a 1948 graduate of Medford High School.  Her marriage took place on October 2, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Milan G. Czarnezki and he preceded her in death on January 10, 2016.

They farmed in the Town of Hammel until 1957.  Then they moved to Medford and she was a dedicated housewife and mother; nothing was more important to her than her family.  For over 45 years, she provided loving childcare to grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other  children who she loved and cherished as her own.  She was known as the “cake lady” as she baked and decorated many cakes for special occasions.  She enjoyed baking, making quilts, playing cards, gardening, flowers and spending time with her family.  Always having a smile on her face, she touched many lives.  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, and the Council of Catholic Women. 

Surviving are her children, Jim (Cas) Czarnezki of Tennessee, Gary Czarnezki of Medford, John (Nancy) Czarnezki of Rib Lake, Cheryl Bach of Weston and Joanne (Perry) Wolf of Athens; 11 grandchildren and  13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son-in-law, John Bach, brothers, Leonard and Joe Retterath, great-grandchildren, Tori Jean Czarnezki, Ethan Ryan Czarnezki and Aaron John Czarnezki.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

LOIS M. PERNSTEINER

Lois M. Pernsteiner, 91, of the Township of Little Black, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Aspirus Care and Rehab.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Lois was born on January 10, 1930 to Norman and Alice (Rudolph) Jensen in Medford. She married Henry Pernsteiner on September 27, 1946; he precedes her in death. She farmed alongside her husband. She also worked on a mink ranch and drove school bus for many years. She loved her flowers and gardening.

Lois is survived by her children Janis Brehm of Medford, Gale (John) Resech of Lac du Flambeau, June (Jeff) Jones of Washington, and Gary (Linda) Pernsteiner of Medford, 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy (Lyn) Jensen of Medford; brother-in-law, Jim Zuleger.

Lois is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Joan Zuleger.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

DANIEL JAMES PECHER

Daniel James Pecher son of Duane and Patricia Pecher, Father of Derek and Dustin Weiler, laid down his construction tools and joined God in heaven on January 12th, 2021.

Daniel is lovingly missed and forever loved by his parents Duane and Patricia Pecher of Stetsonville, his sons Derek of Little Black and Dustin of Green Bay, his grandchildren Madison and Aubree, his Sisters Sheila (James) Schug, Pamela (Dennis) Brushaber and Brenda (Kent) Woellner, his nieces and nephew Amber, Brienna, Brittneie, Taylor and Mitchell. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Dan started working at a young age with his dad doing drywall and a few years ago added construction to his business. Dan worked hard and played hard. In Dans free time he could be found reading, hunting, playing pool, throwing darts, or playing bean bags. Dan had a love for country music and looked forward to relaxing with friends at the Hodag. Dan grew to love Texas and the many friends he had there.

Dan was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, one brother and most recently his nephew Coltyn!

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00AM

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

GAIL ANN KESTLER

Gail A. Kestler, 70, Medford, a Town of Medford resident, died on Monday, January 11 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 5 days. 

Due to COVID concerns, funeral services for Gail will be private family only at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Patrick McConnell officiating.  Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Gail was born on March 13, 1950 in Medford, the daughter of Earl and Helen (Pohle) Hoffman.  She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and was a graduate of Medford High School.  On May 23, 1970, she married Richard “Dick” A. Kestler at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. 

Gail worked most of her life as a housewife and also worked for many years at her family’s business, Hoffman’s Ben Franklin Store in downtown Medford.  She enjoyed fishing, riding in her horse carriage and her dogs and cats.  Her faith was very important to her and her passion was her family.  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. 

Surviving Gail is her husband, Richard “Dick” Kestler of Medford; siblings, Joan (Al) Clark of Prescott, Jim (Linda) Hoffman of Medford and Carrie (Kevin Parsons) Perini of Columbus, OH; along with several brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Marge Rothmeier, Dick & Wayne Hoffman, and many brothers/sisters-in-law. 

Any memorial contributions may be given in Gail’s name to Holy Rosary Church and School, Medford.  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

 

Friday, January 8, 2021

BARBARA "CHEE CHEE" J. HASSELDICK

Barbara “Chee Chee” J. Hasseldick, 84, Stetsonville, a Town of Deer Creek resident, died on Thursday, January 7 at Aspirus Country Gardens, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 weeks most recently under the care of Hope Hospice. 

Funeral services will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 12 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville with Rev. Richard Russow officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday at the church.  Due to COVID concerns, masks will be required for the visitation and funeral services.  Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville. Pallbearers will be Ken, Scott & Craig Nelson, Tim Voit, Ralph Berry, Mark Hansen & Adam Pitzke.

Barbara was born on February 27, 1936 at Medford, the daughter of Melvin and Dorothy (Riemer) Nelson.  She attended Green Acres Elementary School, Town of Deer Creek and Medford High School.  Her marriage took place on August 11, 1956 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville to Wayne H. Hasseldick and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2003.

After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for many years until retirement in 1992.  While farming she worked as a cook at the Stetsonville Centennial Hall.  She enjoyed trips to the casino, reading, puzzles, mowing lawn, making pies and making her famous potato salad.  She was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville. 

Surviving are her daughter, Vicki Jacobsen of Stetsonville; grandchildren, Justin Jacobsen of Phoenix, AZ and Brooke (Brandon) Grube of Colfax; siblings, Betty Luick of Oregon, Doris Savage of Nekoosa and Don (Shirley) Nelson of Abbotsford.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Marjorie Purgett & Melva Hanson.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

GERALD "PADDY" J. SCHNEIDER

Gerald “Paddy” J. Schneider, 85, of Rib Lake, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home under the care of Hope Hospice.

A memorial service for Gerald will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Raj officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM

Gerald was born on December 17, 1935 to Michael and Rosa (Judd) Schneider in Rib Lake. He graduated from Rib Lake High School. He married Adrianne Schirmer on June 6, 1959; she survives. He farmed his entire life. He took over the family farm at 17 after his father passed away until retirement. He loved picking rocks in the fields. Gerald sold farm equipment, logged, owned a saw mill, and worked for Magnuson Mink Ranch. He also served on the Taylor County Board of Supervisors. His favorite place was the sugar bush, where he could collect and process maple syrup. He was a leader and driving force for neighborhood projects.

Gerald enjoyed fishing in Canada. He was a mighty deer hunter. In his spare time, he enjoyed dancing, playing cards, especially, cribbage and sheepshead. He was also a lifelong contributor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. He was known for saying “I’m not just a pretty face; I know stuff too”.

Gerald is survived by his wife Adrianne; children, Jane Schneider of Westboro, Jacky (Tim) Peterson of Westboro, Tony (Karen) Schneider of Rib Lake, Linda (Tony) Kochan of Ogema, and Jeannie Logan of Weston; grandchildren, Alex, Jared, Carl, Nikki, Tyler, Derek, Kyle, Zach, Adam, Ashley, Cain, and Cody; 13 great-grandchildren. Gerald is further survived by other family and friends.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph, and 13 siblings.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gerald’s name may be given to Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

BRUCE A. KOHN


Bruce Kohn, 58, passed away at the Wausau Hospital on January 1, 2021. A 

funeral mass will be Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic

 Church, Medford. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass.

Bruce was born to Rae and Florette (Hutman) Kohn of Medford on 

Jan.7, 1962. Bruce is a graduate of Medford High School and owned his own 

logging business until ill health. He married Josephine Becera on Sept. 8, 

2001.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine; his children, Jedrae and Lea; his father, Rae; siblings, Michael,

Donna, Linda, Mark, David (Jamie), Lori, Gary (Lisa), Mary and Neal; sister-in-law, Ester (Larry); and 

many aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, 

Florette.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family.  For online condolences, please 

visit hemerfuneralservice.com.