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Florence T. Allen

Dunn County News, Wed. Jan. 19, 2011, A6

Florence T. Allen, age 94, a lifelong resident of Menomonie, died, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Dunn County Healthcare Center in Menomonie.

She was born March 31, 1916.  She married John Allen, and he passed away on Sept. 28, 2001.

Florence worked for The Marion Hotel in Menomonie for a long period of time and then was a cook for the Kernel Restaurant in Menomonie for many years.  She loved music and playing her organ was important to her.  During her life she also enjoyed dancing.

Florence is survived by two daughters, Ida (Jerald) Woodford of Menomonie and Donna (James) Zimmerman of Elk Mound;  one daughter-in-law, Sue Allen of Chippewa Falls;  nine grandchildren; 13  great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; one son, Clarence; two brothers, Gus and Leonard; and one sister, Alice.

A memorial service will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.  A visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at
Myron N. Amble

Dunn County News, Sun. Aug. 15, 2010, A6

Myron N. Amble, age 87, of rural Wheeler, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, with hospice at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with his family at his side.

He was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Chippewa County, Cooks Valley, to Norman and Helen (Hogenson) Amble. Myron met the love of his life, Elaine O. Lee (having been introduced by his sister), and on Nov. 18, 1950, they were married at Hay River Lutheran Church, rural Wheeler.

Myron and Elaine moved on to the farm near Wheeler in 1950. Myron and Elaine sold their cow herd in 1989 after Myron’s health problems began. Myron started driving school bus for Colfax School District in 1959 and retired from driving in about 1980.

Myron served on the Plainview School Board until its merger with the school in Colfax. He was active in Hay River Lutheran Church, having been on the church council, past captain of the church dartball team, and a 40-year member of the church choir. He loved music and also loved to fish and watch sports on TV.

Myron is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Elaine, of Wheeler; two sons, Larry (Marcia) of Boyceville and Dave (Jane) of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Laura (Chad) Knutson, Brent (Nicole) Amble, Sarah (Casey) Loback, and Christopher Amble; great-grandchildren, Anna and Troy Knutson, Brady and Gabrielle Amble, and “Baby Loback” expected soon; sister, Eleanor Toycen of Creston, Iowa; sister-in-law, Eunice (Dan) Freeberg of Colfax; foster brother-in-law, LaVern (Lucretia) Gustum of Wetumpka, Ala.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Althyne Benson; brothers-in-law, Juel Benson and Brian “Don” Toycen.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m., at Hay River Lutheran Church, rural Wheeler, with Pastor David Sands officiating. Burial will take place following the service at the church cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

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Roger P. Amble

Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 9, 2011, A6

Roger P. Amble, age 75, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.  He was born May 19, 1935, in Colfax to Phillip and Selma (Lofthus) Amble.  He served in the Army Reserves and worked as a draftsman in Milwaukee.

He is survived by one brother,  James of Arlington, Texas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother,  Gerald.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek with Rev. Barb Koch officiating.  A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday. A lunch will be served at the church following the service.  Interment will take place in the spring at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Sand Creek. 

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to New Hope Lutheran church in Sand Creek.  Online condolences may be expressed at
Roger P. Amble

Dunn County News, Sun. May 15, 2011, A6

Roger P. Amble,  75, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8. Interment and graveside service will take place on Thursday, May 19,  at 3 p.m. at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Sand Creek.  Online condolences may be expressed at
Dorothy R. Amick

Dunn County News, Wed. Jan. 12, 2011, A6

Dorothy Rose Amick, age 64 of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born on April 20, 1946, in Rice Lake. She was the daughter of Otto and Albie (Pojeta) Schultz. Dorothy grew up in Birchwood, where she attended school. She worked at a resort in the Birchwood area for a short while before marrying Donald Amick on Aug. 27, 1965, in Wabasha, Minn. After marriage, they milked cows in Birchwood for a short while before moving to the Menomonie area. Dorothy and Donald purchased an apple orchard in the Town of Weston, which Dorothy was very proud to have owned. In 1972, Dorothy and Donald purchased a farm just down the road from the orchard, where she lived and worked the rest of her life.

Dorothy's religion was very important to her. She enjoyed going for rides in the country to sight see. Dorothy was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved to spend time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Roger (Candy) of Menomonie and Kathy (Dale) Dunn of Boyceville; one grandson, Nick; one brother, Ed Schultz of Stone Lake; three sisters, Ann (Junior) O'Bryan of Ladysmith, Mary (Orin) Smith of Winter and Antoinette (Al) Sieja of Weyerhaeuser; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald (1996); and one brother, John Schultz.

Funeral services will be  at 11a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Menomonie. Pastor Charles Byrd will officiate. Burial will be in the Irvine Creek Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie, is serving the family.

Condolences may be made online at
Dorothy E. Amundson

Dunn County News. Wed, January 13, 2010, A6

Dorothy E. Amundson, age 90, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Dorothy was born May 17, 1919. She was the daughter of Richard and Emma (Himple) Conrad. As a child she moved with her family to the Menomonie area where she was raised. Dorothy married Helmer Amundson Sept. 10, 1958, and they made their home in Menomonie. Dorothy worked for several years as a nurse’s aide at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie. Dorothy loved gardening and flowers. For the past four years Dorothy has been a resident of the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Mary (Don) White of Reedsburg; three sons, Harvey (Charlene) of Menomonie; Archie (Nancy) of Shawano and Gerald of New London; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Oestriech of Menomonie; a brother, Charles Ottoway of Allan, Texas; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Helmer; three sisters, Ruth, Jeanette and Geraldine; and two brothers, Gordon and Edward.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in her memory to the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.19, 2010, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Online condolences may be made at Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family.

Jeanine Ann Anchia

Dunn County News, Sun, May 23, 2010, A6

Jeanine Ann Anchia, age 64, of Tamarac, Fla., and formerly of the Menomonie and Hudson areas, died on May 16, 2010. Jeanine was born on March 21, 1946, in Menomonie to parents Donald Lyle and Josephine Edna (Hubbard) Thibado. Jeanine graduated from Menomonie High School and then, at age 40, she went back to college and became a teacher.

Jeanine is survived by her husband, Eddie Anchia; son, Joseph Weick; and step-children; sister, Virginia (Karl) Kunz; brothers, Bill (Audrey) Thibado, Jerry (Julie) Thibado and Steve (Barbara) Thibado; sister-in-law, Sharon Thibado; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jeanine was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Josephine; husband, Jack Weick; brother, Jack Thibado; and nephew, Duane Kunz.

Jeanine's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service was held in Florida.

Stanley S. Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun. Sept. 25, 2011, A6

Stanley S. Anderson, age 79, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at his home after a 15-year battle with prostate cancer.

Stan was born Sept. 17, 1932, in the Township of Tiffany, Dunn County, to William C. and Alice (Orfgren) Anderson. He graduated from Boyceville High School in 1949.

Stan married Mary Louise Cook April 27, 1952. They farmed in the Boyceville area for many years. He was very active in Dunn County with politics and his community serving on several boards.

Following Mary Louise’s  death, he later married Eunice Olson Greenway on Jan. 9, 1988. They later moved back to the original homestead and built a walking trail; they called Anderson Hill Trail, a beautiful forest hike with a cliff view.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Mary Louise.

Stan is survived by his wife, Eunice Anderson, of Boyceville; children, Brent D. Anderson and wife JoAnne of Edina, Minn., Scott B. Anderson and wife Connie of Downing, David S. Anderson of Mound, Minn., and Kim L. Hintzman and husband Dennis of Menomonie; step-children, Merry Greenway of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Joy Vig and husband Dr. Steven of Tucson, Ariz., and Kelton Greenway of Madison; grandchildren, Jeff, Nick and Derrick Anderson, Eric, Mary and Jack Anderson, Sierra and Savanna Vig and Katie and Jake Greenway;  and brother, William C. "Bud" Anderson and wife Audrey of Boyceville. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday,  Sept 27, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville,  with Reverend Bradley Peterson officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville, at a later date.

Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011,  from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Audrey M. Anshus

Dunn County News, Sun, April 18, 2010, A6

and April 21, 2010, A6

Audrey M. Anshus, age 82, was born April 30, 1927, in Ellsworth, to Gertrude Anne Harlander and Andrew John Harlander. On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, she passed away from cancer, surrounded by her family at her home in Menomonie. She was just weeks shy of her 83rd birthday.

Audrey grew up in Ellsworth. She graduated in 1945 from Ellsworth High School and later attended Stout State University earning a BA in textiles. Although meeting John in her early teens while at a skating rink in Ellsworth, John and Audrey met again and began dating while she was attending Stout. Shortly after graduation in 1949, they married.

Losing both her parents and a brother at such a young age, Mom always dreamed of having a large, loving family and she often mentioned she was so blessed by the way her life developed. It was more than she could ever have imagined. Shortly after marriage, she followed John to Tacoma, Wash., while he was in the military. After John’s discharge, they moved back to Menomonie, settling into a small apartment for a short time before moving next door to Dad’s parents where they began raising their family.

Mom had such a beautiful creative side that was enjoyed by her family and many friends. She was well known for her artistic window displays in the family business. People would often stop in and comment on them, and many times the family was told that customers like to drive past the store to see the window displays.

Growing up, our family spent many wonderful summers boating and camping on the St. Croix River, and winters skiing. Many Caribbean vacations were enjoyed by the family along with wonderful backyard gatherings. Mom and Dad enjoyed motorcycle trips together. Mom loved to garden and nurture her yard. It was and is a beautiful testament of her love to all. She loved nature, bird watching and being outside. She was known for her wonderful cooking, and every gathering was a delicious bounty. Grandkids appreciated her special cookies and cakes that she made for them. She was patient, loving and taught us all with a gentle hand, filling our home and hearts with her kindness and love. Mom created beautiful memories, and our hearts will always be filled by her love. She will be deeply missed by all.

Audrey is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Paula (Jerry) Frisch and their children, Andrea, Ryan and Lauren of Sandy, Utah; daughter, Susan (Charles) Varani and their daughter, Kiran of Eugene, Ore.; son, Gregg (Amy Donahoe) Anshus and their children, Brianne and Danielle of Rochester, Minn.; daughter, Amy (Mike) Van Rite and their children, Michael and Taylor of Green Bay; daughter, Lisa (David) Frank and their children, Erik and Emi of Menomonie; one brother, Dr. Doug Harlander of Frederick; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Donald Harlander.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010, at First Congregational UCC in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with a reception following the celebration. The family would love to share memories. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

A private family interment of cremains will be held at a later date.

Audrey’s family would like to express their thanks to the care providers, especially Dr. Carrie Nelson, Wendy and Rob MacDougall, Red Cedar Medical Center, Luther Midelfort Hospital, Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare, and Hospice, who provided care in so many ways to Audrey and her family – making this sorrowful journey less difficult.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at

Lois Arnston

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 2010, A6

Lois Blanch Marguerite Arnston, 95, of Turtle Lake, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Amery Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Buffalo, S.D., to Charles and Harriet (Gilbert) Blanch. Lois moved to Comstock as a young girl and graduated from Cumberland High School.

She was a waitress in Rice Lake. Lois met Clarence Arntson and was married in Atlanta, Ga., on Aug. 31, 1939. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1972.

They moved to Atlanta, Ga., and managed a motel for several years. She returned to Turtle Lake in 1989.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Carol Helbig of Turtle Lake, Sylvia Meyer of Clayton and Sharon (Ray) Dietrich of New Brighton, Minn.

Lois was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike and Charles (Kelly) Blanch; and three sisters, Evelyn Bramman, Vivian Nottom and Charlotte Hefter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, with Rev. Ken Mandley officiating. Burial will be in Tramview Cemetery, Menomonie. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake.

Bernard W. Asher

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, A6

Bernard W. Asher, age 53, of Menomonie, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Bernard was born on Jan. 11, 1957, in Menomonie, son of John and Doris (Miller) Asher. He graduated from Elmwood High School, and continued his education at Chippewa Valley Technical College. He worked for many years at Tetra Pack in Minnesot and, there, he became a member of the tool and die makers union. He retired later in life as an over-the-road truck driver. He married Linda Higens in Red Wing, Minn.

Bernard enjoyed family and friends, woodworking, cooking and traveling.

He will be missed by many. "Love you, Bernie."

Bernard is survived by his wife, Linda of Menomonie; three sons, Jamie (Tara) of Rosemont, Minn., Alvis of Red Wing, Minn., and Erik of Menomonie; one granddaughter, Madison of Rosemont; one sister, Donna (Dennis) Niemela of Coon Rapids, Minn.; four brothers, Lynn (Eileen) of Lindstrom, Minn., Larry (Bonnie), Richard (Vicki) and Scott (Terri), all of Menomonie. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris; brother, James; and daughter, Nicole.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

To offer online condolences to the family, please visit Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, is serving the family
Doris (Abbate) Auger

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 17, 2010, A6

Doris Emma Filomena Theresa (Abbate) Auger  age 94, of Menomonie, formerly of Chicago, Ill., went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

She was born Emma (Doris) Sbarbaro on July 9, 1915, in Chicago, to Augustino and Ida Marie (DeVoto) Sbarbaro.

Doris married Carl J. Abbate on June 2, 1935. They had six children. She later married Gene Auger in September of 1986. Doris was a devoted mother and a sweet loving and witty grandmother.

Doris is survived by her six children: Carl (Ann) Abbate of Akin, S. Carolina, Rosanne Abbate of Elgin, Illinois, Dee Abbate (Fred Berchtold) of Oakwood Hills, Illinois, Cliff (Sharon) Abbate of Menomonie, Elizabeth (Brad) Stromme of Kloten, N.D., and Chris (Debbie) Abbate of Strum.

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and about 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl J. Abbate and Gene Auger; four sisters, Mary, Florence, Elsie and Eleanor; her brother, Johnny; and one grandson, Zach Stromme.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

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