Monday, December 17, 2018

CLIFFORD W. ZENNER


Clifford W. Zenner, 92, of Medford, passed away on December 17, 2018 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

Clifford was born on May 12, 1926 to William and Kunda (Koestner) Zenner. He graduated Medford High School in 1944. He married Elaine Gebert on September 27, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville; she preceded him in death on April 14, 2015.

After high school Clifford worked on the family farm until 1983. After farming he worked at J. Bauer Trucking and the U.S. Forestry Department for a period of time until retiring in 2006.

Clifford was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time in the woods, cutting firewood, and listening to Molly B.

Clifford is survived by his children, Sandy (Gordon) Bach and Kurt (Lori) Zenner, both of Medford, Mary Mertes of Kaukauna, and Lee (Joyce) Zenner of Hastings, MN., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Clifford is preceded in death by his brother, Clayton, sister, Alvina and her husband Walter, and a son-in-law Dave Mertes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will take place a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Black. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, from 4:00 PM until the time of a Catholic Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass 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, December 13, 2018

KENNETH G. SPERL


Kenneth G. Sperl, 84, of Medford, passed away Wednesday December 12, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM, Thursday December 20, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held that morning at the church from 9:30 until the time of Mass at 11:00.
Ken was born November 9, 1934 in the Town of Little Black to Louis and Theresea (Rothamer) Sperl. He graduated from Holy Rosary Schools. On October 26, 1957, Ken married Margaret Gillis at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Athens. Margaret preceded Ken in death on July 16, 2007.
He is survived by his Sons: John(Kimberly) of Weston, Kevin and Mitchell (Cindy) both of Medford, Grandchildren: Brad Kolecheck, Patrick Sperl, Brittany Sperl, Jeffrey Kolecheck, Dustin Sperl, Sister Donna Seidel of Medford, and Special Friend Marcie Poirier of Medford.
Ken is further preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter and Son in Law Judy (Joe) Kolecheck, Siblings: Eleanor Sherfield, Robert Sperl and Margie Halopka.
Ken owned and operated his own dairy farm with Margaret in the Town of Little Black until moving to the city of Medford. While running the farm, he also worked for Sturdy Craft Window Company. Ken then went on to work for the Taylor County Highway Department where he drove trucks and snow plow. He enjoyed small game hunting, playing cards, watching gameshows and had a strong passion for fishing.
He was a member of the Catholic faith, and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Kenneth 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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

JON "JACK" M. BRANDNER

Jon “Jack” M. Brandner, age 78 of Medford, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, December 11 at his residence in the City of Medford under the care of Hope Hospice. Jack was born on April 7, 1940 in Medford, the son of John H. and Lenore (Mueller) Brandner.
Jack is survived by his wife of 54+ years, Joanne (Long) Brandner, married on September 5, 1964. God bless their children, Nicholas (Amy) Brandner of Medford and Ryan (Paola) Brandner of Wausau & grandchildren, Hannah, Bailey, Paige, Lacey & Kenneth Brandner.
He is further survived by siblings, Marjean Bootzin of Marshfield, Carol (Wayne) Engel of Medford, Robert Brandner of Medford and Paul Brandner of Tucson, AZ. He is further survived by in-laws, Rhodona (Richard) Murphy of Friendship, James (Beverly) Long of Eagle River, cousins, aunts/uncles, nieces & nephews.
His many true friends meant so much to him as he thought of them as buddies who gave him a second chance (probably on the golf course).
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, father/mother-in-law Fred & Esther (Gehrig) Long, brother-in-law, Ivan Bootzin, nephew, Christopher Murphy and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.
As requested by Jack, there will be a private family only memorial service at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford at a later date. His cremated remains will be interred at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

IRENE MAY ONSAGER

Irene May Onsager, 92, of Stetsonville, passed away at her home on December 10, 2018.

She was born on August 14, 1926 in Jump River, to Bennie and Blanche (Miller) Anderson. She was a graduate of Medford High School.

She married Norman M. Onsager on January 29, 1945, who preceded her in death on April 2, 1988.

During her life she enjoyed raising her kids (for the most part), spending time with her husband, gardening, and doing needle work.

She is survived by her children, Thomas (Kayon) Onsager of Tacoma, WA, Bonnie Halopka of Dorchester, Carol (Paul) Jorgenson of Eagan, MN, Michael (Evelyn) Onsager of Wisconsin Rapids, Clifton (Kathy) Onsager of Louisville, KY, Melvin (Kathy) Onsager of Medford, and Pamela (Joseph) Vopravil of Hartford; sisters, Alice Miller of Tampa, FL, Evelyn Dumke of Woodstock, GA, and Lillian Mahoney of Willis, TX. She is further survived by 17 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 13 step-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene is preceded in death by her 4 children, Alvin, Norris, Sue, and Patricia, 2 brothers Art, and Carl, and 2 sisters Pauline and Edith.

A memorial service for Irene will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Russow officiating; burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery I. Visitation will take place at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Irene’s name may be given to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

BEVERLY “BEV” A. SCHROEDER

NAME OF DECEASED: BEVERLY “BEV” A. SCHROEDER AGE: 70

ADDRESS: Claret Court, Stevens Point, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Sunday, December 9 at House of the Dove, hospice house, Marshfield where she had resided for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Friday, December 14 at Divine Word Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2501 Plover Springs Drive, Plover, WI 54467

OFFICIATING: Pastor Scott Wolfram

VISITATION: Divine Word Ev. Lutheran Church, Plover from 4-7 PM on Thursday, December 13

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 17, 1948 at Medford

EDUCATION: Stetsonville, WI area elementary schools, and was a 1966 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 7, 1969 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Dale L. Schroeder and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked at Farmers State Bank in Stetsonville. Then she was a bookkeeper for Co-op Transport in Stetsonville. Then she worked as director of membership services for the United States Curling Association office in Stevens Point until her retirement. They moved to Stevens Point in September of 2005. She was active with her husband in the WI Lions Foundation. She served as Medford and Stevens Point boys and girls high school curling coach for a period of years, winning numerous state titles. Was active in State & National woman’s curling both as a participant and in governing. Was active in State & National Jr. Curling and was part of the US Jr. teams that participated in 13 World Jr. Championships as either a team leader or coach. In 1999, she received the National Coach of the Year award, selected by the National Woman’s Sports Foundation. She closed her coaching career as the head coach of the High Performance Jr. Woman’s team and led them to back-to-back National Championships. Her true passion was her affiliation with Jr. Curling & helping young curlers develop both as athletes and adults. As much as she accomplished in curling, her proudest legacy was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, art, music, all sporting events, golf, tennis and snowmobiling and most of all, being with her family.

MEMBER OF: Divine Word Ev. Lutheran Church, Plover; Lifetime member of the Medford Curling Club; Past president of Medford Curling Club and its Ladies Lockets; Past member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and its church choir

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dale L. Schroeder of Stevens Point, WI

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Troy (Kiersten) Schroeder of Minneapolis, MN
2 Granddaughters – Sydney & Sophie Schroeder of Minneapolis

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter-in-law: Amy Schroeder

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Steven (Gloria) Lindahl of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Lloyd Lindahl; Sister-in-law: Gail Lindahl

SURVIVING MOTHER: Shirley (Kleist) Lindahl of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Walter “Butch” L. Lindahl

URNBEARERS: Kate Metz and Kathy Hemer
Honorary Urnbearers: Gloria Lindahl, Patty Henning, Evett Hartvig, Lori Kawleski, Irene Glodowski, Patricia Jones, Sandy Robinson, Terry Davis

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for future educational scholarships or to the WI Lions Foundation, Inc.
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

JANET I. HEISLER

Janet Irene Heisler, 75, of Medford, passed away Tuesday December 4, 2018 at Aspirus Rehab Care in Medford.

A memorial service for Janet will be take place at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville on Monday December 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM, with Reverend Richard Russow officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Zion Lutheran Church on Monday, December 10th, 2018 from 12:00  PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.

Janet was born on August 29, 1943 and was adopted by Adolf and Eleanora (Berner) Hoffmann.  On June 16, 1973, Janet married Clarence Heisler at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church and was later divorced. Janet was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Janet’s faith has always been an important aspect in her life. Janet served in the choir, as a soloist, and sang in duets with her daughter. Janet had a passion for music, she loved listening to Elvis, specifically his gospels.

Janet adored her family, especially her grandchildren, Alexus and Michael, and was an avid animal lover.

Janet is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Jamie) Dohrwardt of Medford; grandchildren Alexus (Dustin Kayhart) and Michael (Gabby Kummer) Dohrwardt of Medford; brother Warren Hoffmann of Medford and several cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial donations in Janet’s name may be given to the Sunday School Department of Zion Lutheran Church.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

LESLIE C. STURZ


Leslie C. Sturz of Abbotsford, 86, passes away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Marshfield Medical Center. A private burial will be held at a later date.

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