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Robert V. "Bob" Falkner

Dunn County News, Sun, Feb. 14, 2010, A6

Robert V. "Bob" Falkner, 50, of Red Wing, Minn., and formerly of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Red Wing Health Center following a long illness.

He was born in Eau Claire on July 22, 1959, the son of Paul and Renee (Grass) Falkner.

Bob graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1977. He is a former employee of Hutchinson Technology, working in inspection. Bob was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers. He also enjoyed fishing and trap shooting.

Survivors include his son, Joshua (Katie) Falkner of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; his siblings, Sharon Falkner of Eau Claire, Steve (Bonni) Falkner of Elk Mound, Paul Falkner Jr. of Eau Claire, Carol Sue (John) Robelia of Durand and Randy (Pyong Garney) Falkner of Elk Mound; his father, Paul (Elsie) Falkner of Eau Claire; and his stepsisters, Barbara (Mark) Johnson of Chetek and Kathleen Rae of Eau Claire. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Renee; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway (Hwy. 12 East) in Altoona, with Father Rev. N. Victor Inbaraj officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, town of Springbrook, Dunn County.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cremationsociety-wi.com.

Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona, is serving the family

Charles J. "Jim" Fedderly

Dunn County News, Sun. May 9, 2010, A6

"These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall…Upon us all a little rain must fall." — Led Zeppelin

Charles J. "Jim" Fedderly age 70, of Menomonie, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. He was born March 25, 1938.

For years there was a recliner in the home of Jim and Lois Fedderly that sat empty. There was simply nobody to sit in it, because for years Jim was out and about doing what he loved most and what he loved most always followed the changing seasons.

In the springtime as new life blossomed from the earth he would make sure he was the first one to find a patch of wild asparagus. His summers were spent in the water instilling fear into any and all fish-especially trout-that dared cross his line. During the autumn months he would give the fish a rest and pass that threat onto the white tails of Wisconsin's woods. As the winter months arrived Jim could be found snowmobiling with his best friends Mike and Karen Falls or keeping warm with a cold beer. Throughout all the seasons he could be found in his workshop occupied with wood crafting. It began as a hobby and developed into a passion, the evidence of the gift he had hangs on walls around the state and beyond. He treated his craft much like he lived his life. It began with an innate natural talent and grew through self education. He chose to create his own patterns instead of using those of other people and he proceeded to build his creations and his life with his own two hands.

He used those strong hands to build a 51 year marriage to his loving wife, Lois and raise two sons, living each of those years with his trademark stubborn passion with each passing season until eventually cancer targeted him as its victim. All of a sudden that chair wasn't empty anymore. For three and a half long years, or 14 marked seasons, Jim endured the horrors of chemotherapy with a humor and determination that had made up his life, often delighting the nurses Heidi, Laura, and Jody who cared for him along with Lois as he fought his battle. He sat in his chair with his faithful companion, Buddy by his side as he watched out the picture window as the seasons changed without him doing what he loved most. As he watched the trees blossom, birds built nests then leave again, the snow fall and eventually melt, and time slip away he held on tightly to his memories and his wife to whom he would often say, "We'll beat this thing called cancer, won't we?"

Jim may not have beaten cancer but he left it badly bent.

With each passing season Jim lost one more activity that he loved, but he never lost sight of who he was. Always independent, he was a man who made his own pattern for life and lived that life on his terms. Strong willed in both in life and death, Jim never gave up…He simply decided that this spring it was time to move on to a better fishing spot.

Jim leaves behind him a wife who adored him, Lois Fedderly; two sons, Dan (Julie) and Tony (Darla) Fedderly; grandchildren, Morgan (Steve) Fedderly, Ashley (Pete) Score, Joshua Fedderly, Jeremy (Justine) Fedderly, Tonya Fedderly and Garrett Fedderly; great-granddaughter, Layla Score; and sister, Pat (Jerome) Draeger, Barb (Stanley) Prochnow, Mother in Law, Nora Kliest, several nieces and nephews. His best friends Mike and Karen Falls, and his constant companion, Buddy, who never left his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes Fedderly; sister, Rosemary Hotter; and an infant brother.

At Jim's request, a private family service will be held at a later date as the seasons change.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Menomonie is serving the family.
Stanley S. Feiler

Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 15, 2012, A6

 
Robert H. Feirn

Dunn County News, Sun. Nov. 7, 2010, A8

Robert H. Feirn, age 70, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home on Tainter Lake.

He was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Marshfield. He was an educator for 27 years and also well known for his many years working as an engineer in industry. Robert also served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Robert recently retired as a Professor Emeritus in the Engineering and Plastics Department at UW-Stout in Menomonie.

Robert was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He lived a very full and interesting life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tiiu, of 46 years; son Fred and daughter-in-law Kerry; grandsons, Jet and Cooper; son, David, and friend Heidi Johnson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Taimi and Andu Lauba; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Evelyn Feirn.

A visitation and celebration of Robert's life will be held at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, from 5 to 7 pm. A ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. and will conclude with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com
Mary R. Feldt

Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 30, 2011, A6

Mary R. Feldt, age 93, of Menomonie, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie with Father Dale Klitzke officiating.  A one-hour visitation will be held prior to the service at the church.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.

Audrey M. Fisher

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

Audrey M. Fisher, age 85, of Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation in Colfax.

The former Audrey Madelline McMartin was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Toledo, Iowa, to Harry and Mabelle (Jones) McMartin. At four month she moved with her parents to Menomonie. She lived her entire life in and around Menomonie.

Audrey graduated from Menomonie High School in 1942 and attended Dunn County Normal and Eau Claire State College. She taught at the Rusk School.

Audrey married William Fisher June 2, 1944, at Calvary Lutheran Church in the Town of Dunn. They were married 55 years. To this union four children were born, Marcia (Don) Henderson of Colfax, Barbara (Jim) Beaty of Bismark, N.D., Roger (Linda) Fisher of Santa Maria, Calif., Sharon Secraw (Jim Suckow) of Eau Claire. She has been a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie since 1944.

Audrey worked 20 years testing milk at D.H.I.A. in Menomonie. She loved camping, traveling, crocheting, reading, playing cards, watching the Packers and spending time with her family and friends.

Audrey is survived by her four children; 10 grandchildren, Jenni (Donnie) Sokup of Colfax, Jason (Shannon) Malone of Spencer, Jeff Beaty of Bismark, N.D., Jake (Brie) Beaty of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nikki (Frank) Brunner and Megan Fisher of DePere, Greg Fisher of Santa Maria, Calif., Dasan Cook of Oshkosh, Dylan Cook of Eau Claire, and Serena Secraw of Eau Claire; six great-grandchildren, Michael and Katlyn Sokup, Avrie and Claire Malone, Noland and Laura Brunner and Baby Beaty due in May; seven step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Willard McMartin of Menomonie; sister-in-law, Aline (Ted) Jurecki of Chetek; two special nieces, Charlotte (Jim) Matouske and Peggy Zimmerman; her dear special friend, Willard Price; as well as many nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; brother, Lloyd McMartin; son-in-law, Michael Malone; and sister-in-law, Eileen McMartin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.

Eugene R. Flug

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 2010, A6

Eugene Roy Frank Flug age 84, of Menomonie, died Sunday Jan. 3, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Gene is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Thom of Mound, Minn.; daughter, Bev (Larry) Vavra, and their children, Alex and Emily of Burlington, Colo.; daughter, Barb Flug of Mound, Minn.; son, Jason (Tracie,) and their children, Sophie, Megan and Darian of Chippewa Falls; son, Matt (Karen), and their children, MacKenzie and Emma of Menomonie; son, Josh (Courtney) of St. Bonifacius, Minn.; three brothers, Jerry Flug of Roseville, Minn.; Rick Flug of Bellingham, Wash.; Roy Flug of Pengilly, Minn.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gerry Linder-Flug, in 1971; and a brother, Bruce Flug.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2009, at First Congregational Church U.C.C. with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

A full obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of the Dunn County News.

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

Eugene R. Flug

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, A6

He lived, he loved, he cared, he laughed.

Eugene Roy Frank Flug was born Jan. 12, 1925, in St. Paul, Minn., to Lucia Eugenia Wallin Flug and Roy Frank Flug. On Jan. 3, 2010, Gene passed away in Menomonie. He was nine days shy of his 85th birthday.

Gene's early childhood years were spent in St. Paul and Escanaba, Mich. While a teenager, his family moved to Minneapolis, and then back to Michigan. Gene graduated in 1943 from Luther Wright High School in Ironwood, Mich.

Fascinated with flying, he volunteered for service in the Army, becoming a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII and a test pilot during the Korean Conflict. His interest in flight never left him. Upon leaving the service in 1953, he was employed by Lakeland Fruit and Produce as an accountant. He soon decided that teaching and learning was his dream. Gene returned to the University of Minnesota earning a BA and an MS in industrial education and a Ph.D in education. He taught for six years at the University of Minnesota before moving to Menomonie, where he taught for another 25 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Gene loved routine. Starting each day with his morning cup of strong black tea, yogurt, almonds, wheat toast and raspberry jam, he would listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, watch the birds, and read anything he could find.

He spent many, many enjoyable hours at home on Meadowmist Farm and at the family cabin, taking every opportunity to encourage the company of wildlife, fish, family and good friends. Wrestling with prickly ash, burdock, pesky overhanging branches and overlong grass added to the joy of his living a good life.

Gene was an avid collector of books, magazines, tools and ideas - all multiplying happily and mysteriously under his watch. An effective advocate, master storyteller and passionate political analyst, he was thoughtful, honest, ethical and supportive, and a kind, true friend. A wise compromiser, he could smooth rough edges and open doors to creative possibilities at critical moments. He loved books - stacks of them enough for many lifetimes - so he shared with others his books, and his wisdom and his dreams for a better world.

Faith was his anchor, mission was his purpose, and church was his delight. Basking in the streaming sunshine through stained glass windows, listening to the music and words of the ages, stimulated by spiritual dialogue, companionship and food, he fed his inner self and that of others.

Family was his future. Tickling little feet, reading wonderful stories, making scary faces, and listening to childish voices; sharing the mowers, the pruning shears, the Gator rides and the expertise of a lifetime, he was playmate to the younger and mentor to the older.

He LOVED cutting down trees.
He LOVED recycling.
He LOVED food.
He LOVED living.
Once in a while life brings you an extraordinary man. We had one in Gene Flug.

Gene is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Thom of Mound, Minn.; daughter, Bev (Larry) Vavra and their children, Alex and Emily of Burlington, Colo.; daughter, Barb Flug of Mound, Minn.; son, Jason (Tracie) and their children, Sophie, Megan and Darian of Chippewa Falls; son, Matt (Karen) and their children, MacKenzie and Emma of Menomonie; son, Josh (Courtney) of St. Bonifacius, Minn.; three brothers, Jerry Flug of Roseville, Minn.; Rick Flug of Bellingham, Wash.; Roy Flug of Pengilly, Minn.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Geraldine Mae Linder Flug in 1971; and his brother, Bruce Flug.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2009, at First Congregational Church UCC in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Memorials in Gene's name may be given to the First Congregational UCC Church Building Fund or to charities of one's choice.

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

Virginia Foreman

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

Virginia "Giny" Foreman, age 87, longtime resident of Tomahawk, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, following a massive stroke in Menomonie.

Over the past four years she had lived in Menomonie at Our House Assisted Living and later at the Dunn County Health Care Center. Both were homes away from home for her and she was surrounded by many loving and caring people.

Virginia was born on March 18, 1923, to Clifford and Clara Fern (Kidd) Davis in Richland County. She grew up in Richland Center,  and graduated from Richland Center High School in 1942.  On Jan. 22, 1942, Giny married her high school sweetheart, Robert D. Foreman, in Richland Center.  Together they traveled to many military posts both in the United States and Germany. 

Virginia had been the secretary at Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk for many years.  She had been a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was active in the Grace Bible Study, Northwoods Garden Club and had volunteered at Treehaven.  She loved cooking, baking, collecting recipes, sewing, homecrafting and nature, and was an avid photographer.

Survivors include two daughters,  Dianne (Peter) Lindner of San Antonio, Texas, and Nancy (Ken) Olson of Boyceville; three sons, Robert Foreman, Gene Foreman and John Foreman, all of Tomahawk; a brother, Norman (Alberta) Davis  of Richland Center; a brother-in-law, Edsel Fishel of Janesville; and a sister-in-law, Del Lohmeier of Tomahawk. Virginia is further survived by 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister (Verna Jean); and two great-grandchildren, Sammy and Katy.

Funeral Services for Virginia Foreman will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.  Rev. Mark Ziemer will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in the spring. The family will receive friends at the Krueger Family Funeral Home on Monday evening from 4 until 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 

"God saw fit to bless our lives with the love of this woman.  May we all remember her in sharing that love with others."

You may view the obituary and send online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com
William Forster

Dunn County News, Wed. May 4, 2011, A6

William Forster, age 84, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, surrounded by his loving family. 

Bill was born in Menomonie on March 24, 1927, to George and Clara (Fladten) Forster.  He graduated from Menomonie High School and served in the Army during WW II. 

Bill married Trudy (Ferm) on June 26, 1949. 

After completing his education at Spartan School of Aeronautics, he was employed as an airplane mechanic for several years before returning to Menomonie to work at the family-owned iron foundry, Badger Iron Works.  Bill and his brother, Lavern, brought the foundry into the 21st century, retiring in 2000.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He loved doing these activities with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife, Trudy, of 61 years; son, Mark (Liz) Forster; daughter, Susanne Herman; grandchildren, Christopher Forster, Laura (Joel) Forster Sutton, and Katie Forster, and Benjamin and Alexis Herman; and brother, Lavern.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his older brother, Georgie.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to American Lutheran Home or Our Savior's Lutheran Church, both located in Menomonie.

A visitation was held on  Monday, May 2, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Private funeral services will be held.

To share a memory, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.

James C. 'Skip' Fortin

Dunn County News, Sun, March 6, 2011, p. A6

James C. "Skip" Fortin, age 77, of Jefferson, died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Fort Atkinson Hospital in Fort Atkinson.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1934, in   Menomonie, the son of James and Margaret (Proper) Fortin. He married Helen King on June 8, 1957, in Menomonie.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 1998.

He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1953, received his bachelor's degree in education from UW-Stout in 1957, and his master’s degree in education from Michigan State University in 1972.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. He taught shop and drivers’ education at Jefferson High School; he owned and operated the Owls Nest Supper Club in rural Jefferson for a couple years and then taught at Cambridge High School retiring in 1992.

Skip loved the outdoors. He taught his children and grandchildren to fish and was a phenomenal cook.  He and his wife ran a successful antique furniture business for 12 years, ending that in 1996. And, over the years, the nuns at St. Coletta, were all taught to drive by him.

Skip is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Stauss of Kenosha; one son, Curtis (Jane) Fortin of Pewaukee; two grandsons, Anthony "Tony" (Carissa) Stauss and Sebastian Fortin; four granddaughters, Lindsey and Leslie Stauss and Bianca and Aiyana Fortin; one great-grandson, Thomas James Stauss; one sister, Mary Jo Cockeram of Rockford; his aunt, Delma Rose Weber of Boyceville; his uncle, John E. Fortin of Fremont, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Fortin; and one sister, Jeannie Noel.

Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson at noon on Saturday, March 5, 2011, with the Rev. Tom Coyle officiating. Friends may call at the church after 10 a.m. until time of services.

Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson.

Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements

Doris V. Fouks

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept 30, 2009, A6

Doris V. Fouks, age 88, of New Richmond, died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the St. Croix Health Center.

She was born the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Rubusch) Behling on Dec. 11, 1920, in Menomonie. Doris graduated from Menomonie High School in 1939 and enjoyed working on the Maroon Warrior yearbook. After graduation, she worked at Bell Telephone as an operator in Menomonie.

On Nov. 29, 1946, Doris married Gordon A. Fouks at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She was a member of the St. Croix County Homemakers and the United Methodist Church Ladies Aid in Cylon. Her hobbies included playing cards with friends, sewing and other needle work, gardening, reading and dancing. She also loved playing the organ and when her eyesight failed she enjoyed listening to the organ and going organ concerts. Doris and Gordon compiled numerous family and historical publications which she typed and they made into family memory books.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Elizabeth Behling, and granddaughters, Laurie Michelle Fernstrom and Jessica Marie Fouks.

Doris is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gordon; children, Cheryl (Ken) Warnken of Roberts, Gary (Nancy) Fouks of Hudson, Janice (Richard) Schurtz of Baxter, Minn., and David (Shelly) Fouks of Osceola; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Nava, Nicholas Warnken, Tyler Fouks, Cassi Warnken and Kaila Fouks; sisters, Eleanor Schaefer and Charlotte Cummings; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond. Interment was in Cylon Cemetery with Doris’s grandchildren as the pallbearers. Arrangements were with Beebe Mortuary.

Anthony C. "Tony" Frank

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 17, 2010, A6

Anthony C. "Tony" Frank, age 84, of Menomonie, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.

Jake E. Frank

[Jacob Edwin Frank]

Dunn County News, Sun. Dec. 19, 2010, A6

Jake E. Frank, age 72, of Menomonie, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Dunn County Health Care Center.

Jake "Tim" Frank was born on March 13, 1938, to Edwin and Hazel (Price) Frank. He had two sisters, Betty Hagen (Menomonie) and Patty Johnson (deceased), and an infant brother named "Buddy" (deceased).

Jake grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1956. He served with the Wisconsin National Guard for several years and was a life-long member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. 

Jake married Mary Tetzloff and had three daughters who all reside in Menomonie, Jamie (John) Lynch, Caren (Brian) Husby and Suzanne (Tom) Bilse. He is also survived by his nine cherished grandchildren, Molly Lynch, Jake (Ashley) Lynch, Sam Lynch, Kara Husby, Kelsey Husby, Riley Husby, Grant Bilse, Grace Bilse and Christian Bilse.

Jake worked as a manager at Sears for 20 years before achieving his dream of owning his own business. He returned to his hometown of Menomonie in 1980 and founded Jake's Supper Club on Tainter Lake. After 12 years in the restaurant business he retired to his home on the lake.  

Jake was blessed with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye that he readily shared with others every day of his life.

Jake's daughters would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Dunn County Health Care Center, especially the caregivers who loved and cared for him in his final years. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating, followed by Flag Presentation by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. There will be public viewing from 4 to 8  p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and the family will meet with friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. 

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com
Daniel H. Freeberg

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 2010, A6

Daniel H. Freeberg, age 78, of Colfax, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation in Colfax.

Daniel Herbert Freeberg was born July 19, 1932 in Chippewa County to Hilmar and Olga (Hilson) Freeberg. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1950. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. and served in Korea from 1950 to 1951,

Dan married Eunice Lee on Aug. 1, 1953 at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

He worked at the Colfax Farmers Store, Roberts Wholesale in Eau Claire, then owned and operated Dan' s Radio and TV in Colfax. He later worked as custodian at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie until retiring.

Dan enjoyed woodworking and fishing when he found the time. He was a long time member of Colfax Lutheran Church and sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Dunn County Northern Lights Barbershoppers and Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax.

Dan is survived by his wife, Eunice of Colfax; two sons, Michael (Denise) Freeberg of Colfax and Gregory Freeberg of Severance, CO; two grandchildren, Justin Freeberg stationed in Mobile, AL , Danielle Freeberg of Severance, CO; two brothers, Garfield (Shirley) Freeberg of Eau Claire amd Charles (Betty) Freeberg of Colfax. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilmar and Olga Freeberg, a daughter Judith, and three brothers, Marvin, Harlan, and Robert Freeberg.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday Dec. 3, 2010 at Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating. Flag presentation by Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax at a later date. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

John Freseth

Dunn County News, Sun, June 6, 2010, A6

John Freseth, age 78, a resident of Conover since 1997 and a former resident of Oconomowoc, died on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, WI. He was born on Nov. 28, 1931, in Menomonie, to Andrew and Margaret Freseth.

John retired in October 1994, after 27 years of service, from Silgan Container of Oconomowoc. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers and the Land O'Lakes Fish & Game Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents; and his two brothers.

John is survived by his daughter, Kristine Freseth of West Allis; sons, Andy (Lynda) Freseth of Oconomowoc, and Curt (Artie) Freseth of Altoona; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River or to a favorite charity are appreciated.

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

Esther R. Frobom

Dunn County News, Sun. April 11, 2010, A6

Esther Ruth (Gregerson) Frobom, age 92, of Boyceville, died Tuesday April 6, 2010, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born April 19, 1915, in Otter Creek Township, Dunn County, to George and Minnie (Bird) Gregerson. Esther married Elmer Frobom on Aug. 23, 1957, in Minneapolis. She worked as a LPN in Minneapolis during the 1950s.

Esther enjoyed gardening, reading, bird-watching and playing the piano. She was also a longtime Minnesota Twins fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; her parents; sister, Ellen; and brother, Pastor Arnold Gregerson of Chewelah, Wash.

Esther is survived by her son, Mark Frobom of Boyceville; as well as four sisters-in-law, Ethel Meyers of Minneapolis, Minn., Helen Frobom of Henning, Minn., Donna Gregerson of Chewelah and Evelyn Frobom of Holland, Mich.

A memorial celebration will be arranged this summer. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.
Leonard P. Fuhrman

Dunn County News, Sun. Feb. 27, 2011, A6

Leonard P. Fuhrman, age 98, of Menomonie, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Leonard was born July 7, 1912, on the home farm in the Township of Spring Lake, in the Hatchville community. He was the son of Julius and Anna (Naseband) Fuhrman. 

Leonard took great pride in living on the home farm which his father started, and he lived on the farm until 1982 when he moved to Menomonie. Leonard married Bertha Oebser on Jan. 14, 1933. 

Leonard was a “Jack of all trades;” he did carpentry work, was a good mechanic, farmer, a milk hauler. Leonard enjoyed singing in the church choir and playing the fiddle in an old time band. He was a devout Christian and member of Faith Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Leonard is survived by a daughter, Jule Skemp of Scottdale, Pa.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Jean Fuhrman-Frank of Menomonie and Beverly Fuhrman of Spring Valley; one sister-in-law, Elsie Knospe of Menomonie.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Bertha, in 2003; three sons, Howard, Jerry and Wilber Fuhrman; a grandson, Randy Fuhrman; and a brother Marcus Fuhrman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at Faith Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Pastor Curtis Brooks will officiate.

Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Township of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie, is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

Frances A. 'Fritzie' Furlong

Dunn County News, Wed, June 16, 2010, A6

Frances A. “Fritzie” Furlong, age 95, of Menomonie, died on Friday June 11, 2010 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Frances “Fritzie” was born April 28, 1915, to Ignace and Veronica Schwartz in Rockland, Mich., Ontanogan County, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. At the age of five, the family moved to Keewatin, Minn. on the Iron Range. Fritzie graduated from RL Downing High School in Keewatin and was employed as a secretary in the high school principal’s office from 1933-1939.

Fritzie was married to John Furlong of Bovey, Minn. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keewatin on May 19, 1939. They raised their four children on a lake home south of Marble, Minn. From 1953-1957, the family lived in Minneapolis, where Dr. Furlong earned his B.S., master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. During this time, Fritzie was employed as an administrative secretary at the University St. Paul campus.

In 1957, the family moved back to their lake home when Dr. Furlong became superintendent of schools in the Greenway School District, Coleraine, Minn. In 1963, John and Fritzie move to Menomonie, where Dr. Furlong served as Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout until his retirement in 1985. Fritzie was very active in the early Red Cross blood drives, delivered meals on wheels, served as secretary and publicity chairman, historian, worked in the gift shop and sewed with the Lady Bugs sewing group for 20 years, all with the Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Altar Society, Menomonie Chapter of the Women of the Moose, Menomonie Historical Society, Menomonie Public Library Foundation, VFW Auxiliary of Pengilly, Minn., the Sloevian Womens’ Union of Hibbing, Minn., the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, the Pipestone (Minn.) Historical Society, Menomonie Area Community Foundation, Menomonie Community Health Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Foundation.

Fritzie is survived by her husband, John, at the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie; two daughters, Kathy (Floyd) Turnquist of San Francisco, Calif. and Marijean (Emery) Davis of Grand Rapids, Minn.; son-in-law, Dave Christensen of Pipestone, Minn.; one sister, Kathryn Costello of Shakopee, Minn.; grandchildren, Debbie (Lonnie) Jensen of Brainerd, Minn., Denise Cleveland of Anoka, Minn., Eric Christensen of Huntinton Beach, Calif., Cathy (Randy) Scheid of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mary (Dan) Texidor of Philadelphia, PA, Karen Christensen of Minneapolis, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Staci Cleveland, Stephanie and David Jensen, and Veronica Scheid; and great-great grandson, Skyler Jensen.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her twin son and daughter, John M. Furlong Jr. and Joan Christensen; two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday June 17, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial to St. Joseph Catholic Church Endowment Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

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

 
Stanley "Hans" S. Feiler, age 85, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood surrounded by his family.

Stanley was born May 27, 1926, in the Rock Elm Township of Pierce County, rural Elmwood.  He was the son of August and Rochelle (Murphy) Feiler.  At the age of five, he and his family moved to Elmwood.  There he attended and graduated from the Elmwood High School in 1945. 

Stanley started at the age of 11 working at the Elmwood Creamery where he worked for several years. 

On July 22, 1947, Stanley married the love of his life, Audrey Campbell,  at the Elmwood United Methodist Church; and to this blessed union four children were born. 

In 1959, Stanley purchased what became Feiler's Standard Service.  In 1961, he tore down that building and built the new Amoco Station. 

Stanley served several terms on the Elmwood Village Board, the Poplar Hill Cemetery Board and also was a substitute mail carrier.  Stanley loved traveling, bowling, golfing, spending time at their cabin for many years, and  attending activities with his family.  He and Audrey spent seven years traveling to Texas and Florida for the winter.  In 2007,  Stanley and Audrey were honored as Grand Marshalls of the Elmwood UFO Days Parade.

Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Audrey, of 64 years; his children, Sandra (Neil) Thompson of Spring Valley and Scott ( Debra) Feiler, Susan (Daniel) Pelzel, Sheryl (Scott) Kendall all of Elmwood; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Virginia) of Boise, Idaho, and Larry (Sandra) of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Clark) Feiler of Henderson, Nev., and Carol McNamara of Chicago, Ill; a brother-in-law, Robert (Elaine) Stein of Red Wing, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn Lecheler; and two brothers, Clark and Calvin Feiler.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Rev. Charles DeMaris officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the family.

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