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Thomas L. Manor

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 24, 2010, A6

Thomas L. "Tom" Manor, age 76, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Lydel and Maude (Sumter) Manor. Thomas moved to Menomonie in 1945 where he attended school and lived until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Beulah "Bea" Manor. Thomas and Beulah were married at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie on March 20, 1954.

Thomas attended Menomonie High School and gained a reputation as one of the great football players of the 1950 era. Thomas joined the Marine Corps Jan. 7, 1952. He retired as a highly decorated Marine, serving in both Korea and Vietnam wars; receiving four Purple Hearts, five Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm, for his brave service to his country.

Thomas also retired from Stout State University and was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Thomas is survived by his son, Al (Valerie) Manor of Arizona; daughter, Lori Rohde (Rick Smith) of Menomonie; grandchildren, Kyle, Casey and Krysta Rohde of Ohio, Rebekah (Ed) Shaw of Utah and Thomas (Shana) Manor of Arizona; four great-grandchildren, Zoe, Berlin and Adison Manor and Rylee Shaw; sister, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Anita Kreaser, Peggy Lauer, Phyllis Herbeck, Jim (Carol) Manor, Dorothy (George) Collins and Arlene (George) Mifko; also many nieces and nephews and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lydel Manor; mother, Maude (Sumter) Manor; sisters, brother and in-laws Bill (Irene) Manor, Jerry (Frank) Richter, Joyce Bednar, Gene (Eddie) Kreaser, Roman Kreaser, Robert Lauer and Jack Herbeck. He was also preceded in death by the ones who didn't make it back from serving their country.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with visitation at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Township of Dunn, Dunn County, with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Eileen H. Markham

Dunn County News, Wed. Dec. 22, 2010, A6

and Jan. 9, 2011

Eileen H. Markham age 83, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie with her family by her side.

Eileen was born May 7, 1927, in the Township of Mondovi, Buffalo County.  She was the daughter of Elmer "Mike" and Rebecca (Tuttle) Stockman.  Eileen grew up in the Downsville community, attended Downsville Elementary School and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1945. 

She married Joseph A. Markham May 29, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage, they made their home in the Town of Dunn, where she worked with her husband hauling milk and doing the bookkeeping. She also worked at the Durand Canning Co. in the summers, and she worked for several years at Presto Industries in Eau Claire.

Eileen and Joe liked to travel across the United States; they belonged to the Wally Byam Airstream Club.  Eileen loved to bake, fish, play cards and spend time with family and friends.  She was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, the P.C.C.W. and was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Eileen is survived by three children,  Jerome "Jerry" of Baldwin, Sharon (Randy) Cook of Elmwood and Jeff (Gail) of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Ken Jr., Kevin and Christopher Thidado all of Menomonie, Alex, serving with the U.S. Air Force and currently stationed in Greenland, and Eric and Katie Markham of Menomonie, and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Joe, Feb. 11, 2010.

Funeral services will be at  11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family.
Joseph A. Markham

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

Joseph A. Markham, age 84, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with his loving wife and family by his side.

Joe was born on December 26, 1925 on the family farm in the Town of Menomonie. He was the son of Earl and Emma (Maves) Markham. He grew up on the family farm and attended Ideal School and St. Joseph's School and graduated from Menomonie High School. Joe began hauling milk in high school; he then farmed for a short time on the family farm.

He married Eileen Stockman on May 29, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. They made their home in the Town of Dunn where Joe has hauled milk and farmed for 47 years, retiring in 1981.

Joe and Eileen liked traveling across the United States, trout fishing, cutting wood and spending time with family and friends. Joe was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church his entire life; he was also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, the Wally Byam Airstream Club and a lifetime member of the Menomonie Moose Lodge #1584. Joe also enjoyed going around the neighborhood in his four-wheeler.

Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen; three children, Jerome "Jerry" of Baldwin, Sharon (Randy) Cook of Elmwood and Jeff (Gail) of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Ken Jr., Kevin and Christopher Thibado, all of Menomonie, Alex, Eric and Katie Markham, all of Menomonie; one brother, Francis (Virginia) Markham of Menomonie; one sister, Alice (Milt) Evenson of Menomonie; former son-in-law, Ken Thibado Sr. of Rapid City, S.D.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Florence Clickner.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie.

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

Vivian I. 'Vi' Mars-Wolfe

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 1, 2010, A6

Vivian I. Mars-Wolfe, age 80, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

Vivian was born May 26, 1930, the youngest daughter of Bert C. and Anna E. (Henriksen) Mars, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Vivian graduated from Dunn County Aggie, Menomonie, and then attended Eau Claire Normal School. She began her teaching career in 1950. She taught in several rural schools and also in Rock Falls and Durand. She received her B.S. from UW-River Falls in 1967. She retired in 1992. Vivian loved teaching and thought of all of her students as "her children."

Vivian married Fred Williams in 1978. They later divorced. He died in 1997. On June 18, 2005, she married Darvin Wolfe, Sr. He died in 2008.

Vivian loved to travel. In her earlier years, she traveled extensively with her mother, sisters, and assorted nieces and nephews and other family members. "You learn by doing," she would say. She also loved reading, fishing, visiting with her many relatives, and spending time at her A-Frame cabin on the shores of Pigeon Lake. She was active in the DAVA and served as the commander of the Menomonie chapter and as the State Commander of Wisconsin. In later years she loved living in Chetek, going to the casino and dances and listening to her husband as he played the accordion with his friends in a polka band. Vivian was always proud that she took the part of her nieces and nephews and supported and encouraged them in all that they did. She could always be counted on to attend birthdays, weddings and graduations.

Vivian is survived by a brother, Dick E. (Mary) Mars of Harlingen, Texas; sisters; Arlene (Maynard) McClelland of rural Glenwood City, and Judith (Lawrence)Thompson of Eau Claire; daughter; Renee (Terry) Smithey of Melrose; granddaughter, Kari Mero of Melrose; one grandson; special great niece, Katie (Mark) Veitch of Eau Claire; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Budd C. (1929) and George C. (1963); and two husbands.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Borner officiating. Burial will take place in Waneka Cemetery in the Township of Spring Brook. A visitation will be Friday, July 30, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. There will also be an hour of visitation prior to the service on Saturday. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.
Lanett L. Marshall (Wendt)

Dunn County News, Sun. Nov. 13, 2011, A6

Lanett L. Marshall, age 84, formerly of Menomonie,  passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. Her daughter and family were at her side.

Lanett Louise Marshall was born April 15, 1927, in Menomonie, the daughter of Gustav and Lulu (Hess) Wendt. 

On Sept.16, 1946, she married Stanley Marshall in Stillwater, Minn.

Lanett attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and Dunn County Normal School.  She taught kindergarten for 33 years.  Her teaching began at Birthmann School with all eight grades.  Then she taught at Wheeler, Knapp, Downsville and River Heights in Menomonie. 

Lanett is survived by her daughter, Sheila (John) Grgurich of Washington, Mo.; four grandchildren, Stacey (Eric) Wilder, Marissa Grgurich, Anthony (Theresa) Grgurich, and James (Stacy) Grgurich; three great-grandchildren, Ian Grgurich, Johnathon and JoAnna Grgurich; a brother, Clifford (Carol) Wendt of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; a cousin, Frank Wendt, of Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley Marshall; a son, David Marshall; her brothers, Allen, Roy and Marvin Wendt; and an infant brother, Wilmer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Keith Schleis officiating.  There will be visitation 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.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

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

Stacey L. Martenson

Dunn County News, Wed, May 26, 2010, A6

Stacey L. Martenson, nee Bien, age 36, beloved wife, mother and daughter, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010, after a two-and-a-half-year struggle with leukemia. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Henry; grandparents, William Wolbert, Vernon and Doris Green, and Idell and Neil Franson; aunt, Barbara Schultz; uncle, Roger Schultz; and cousin, Lindsay Schultz.

Stacey is survived by her husband, Kirk; and sons, Noah and Gabriel, of Oakdale, Minn.; parents, Peggy Maves (Don) and Ron Bien (Bernie), all of Menomonie; brother, Ben Bien (Kelly), and stepsister, Julie Colson (Mike), all of Menomonie; stepbrother, Robert Wolfe (Jolynn); parents-in-law, Charles and Joane Martenson, of Eau Claire; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Todd Martenson, Angela Knorr (Ben) and Troy Martenson (Trish), all of the Twin Cities area; Grandparents Jerane Wolbert and Alma Maves, of Menomonie, and Eileen Mueller, of Chippewa Falls; special godmother, Penny Schultz, of Menomonie; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 Hudson Boulevard North, Oakdale. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be at Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery.

Special thanks go to the BMT staff at the U of M.

Dorothy E. Matter

Dunn County News, Wed. Dec. 15, 2010, A6

Dorothy E. Matter, age 104, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born on July 7, 1906, on her parents' farm in the Town of Weston, rural Dunn County. She was the daughter of Albert and Katherine (Wolbert) Stoll. Dorothy attended St. Joseph's School. After school, Dorothy worked on her family's farm for several years. Dorothy married Joseph Matter on June 19, 1928, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. They lived in Menomonie all of their lives and raised five children together. Joe passed away in 1965.

Dorothy was an outgoing, friendly woman, who often invited people over to her home for Sunday dinner after morning Mass. She loved fishing and playing music on the piano as well as the accordion. Gardening was a necessary undertaking during the years of raising her family and she continued to enjoy her raspberry patch. Dorothy continued to garden until her mid-90s. Most of all, Dorothy loved to spend time with family and friends.

For the past three years, she has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. At 104, Dorothy, had the privilege of being the oldest living parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Dorothy is survived by her four sons, James (Faith) of Fairchild, Harold (Carol) of Dixon, Calif., Donald of Vashon Island, Wash., and Richard (Kathie) of Elk Mound; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe (1965); two sisters, Agnes Stoll in infancy and Caroline Brehm; one daughter, Clara Kaiser (2010); one daughter-in-law, Mary Matter; and a grandson, Jeffrey Matter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and 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 www.rhielfuneralhome.com.

Albert A. Matula

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 2009, A6

Albert A. Matula, age 89, Formerly of Boyceville, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the Parkview Home in Woodville.

Al was born March 17, 1920, in Boyceville, to Steve and Anna (Tomale) Matula. He grew up on the family farm in the Boyceville area.

Albert married LaVonne Johnson Jan. 22, 1949,  at West Akers Lutheran Church. They moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where he worked at Flower City Ornamental Iron Co., Charlynn Machine Shop in Eden Prairie, United Mailing, Garbage Rte and later owned and operated Al's Ice and Fuel. They retired in 1990 and moved back to Boyceville.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers,  Steve, Jack, Frank and Leslie.

Al is survived by his wife,  LaVonne Matula of Boyceville; daughter, Cheryl Greenwald and husband Douglas of Boyceville; son, Curtis Matula and wife Marilyn of Knapp; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Peterson and husband Robert of Edina, Minn. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Calvary Assembly of God in Wilson with Pastor Rick Mannon officiating.

Burial will be in the Sunset Funeral & Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. Visitiation is Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to services at church Thursday.

Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City (715 265-4421) is serving the family.

Steven "Beano" Maves

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 11, 2009, A6

Steven "Beano" Carl Maves, age 54 of Eau Claire, passed away at his home Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. He was born Dec. 5, 1954, in Menomonie, and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1973.

Steve was known and loved by many who admired his creativity and strong work ethic. He always went beyond what was expected of him, whether at work, for his friends, neighbors and especially his family. It was not unusual for him to spend his last "dime" on aiding someone in need.

He loved all animals and always had more than one with him. They were considered his "children." He left his dog "Sammy" and his cat "JB," but they will continue to be loved and cared for by his niece, Michelle. He had many talents, among them were his love of landscaping, home decorating, many crafts and especially his aptitude for floral arrangements, which he would do for many.

He will be sadly missed by his partner, Ricky Mayer; his father, Melvin Maves; and mother, Diane Maves; sister, Linda Hintz; and brother, Martin Maves; step-sisters, Lesli Miller and Teri Markle; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Will; his grandparents; his stepbrother, Douglas Cowger; stepsister, Gladys Cowger; nephew, Timothy Allan Hintz; and two grand nephews.

He really will be missed for his loving heart, his love of family and his helping hand.

Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, (Highway 12 East) Altoona with Pastor Rolf Nestingen officiating. Interment will be at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Menomonie, at a later date.

 The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

Wayne A. (Mac) McCarthy

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 2009, A6

Wayne Allen "Mac" McCarthy, age 62, of the town of Springfield, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at home due to an unfortunate accident.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1946, in Menomonie to Raymond and Ruby (Nyhus) McCarthy. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood City and graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1965.

Wayne was very successful in many sports, excelling in football, track and wrestling with football being his favorite sport. He served his country in the Special Forces Division of the U.S. Army in 1965 and was a long time member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City.

Wayne was united in marriage in 1972 to Sherry Spaeth. This union in marriage was blessed with one daughter, Melissa Jean. Later this marriage ended and in 1979 Wayne was blessed with another daughter, Amy Lynn Steies.

He farmed with his father, Raymond, brother, Jim, and sister, Susan Strehlo, throughout the 1970-1990 period.

Wayne loved sports and especially playing softball during his adulthood years with brother in-law, Joseph Strehlo Sr. He enjoyed traveling to various parts of the Caribbean, visiting islands, and in later years, made repeat trips to the Dominican Republic where he vacationed with his friend, Don Johnson. He enjoyed fishing and would often pick up his grandson, Noah, for fishing trips to a cabin in Trego or to Glen Lake.

He was so proud of his namesake, Matthew Wayne Wyss, who he lived vicariously through watching him excel in high school wrestling and football. He seldom missed a Boyceville Bulldog football game or wrestling match. He also enjoyed watching his grandson, Noah, compete in garden tractor pulls during the summer.

Wayne was an artist at heart, painting many wall hangings for family and friends, some of which can be viewed at Leaker's in Glenwood City. Wayne loved his family, always giving what little time he had just to make everyone happy. He had a great sense of humor which we will all miss dearly. He was so proud of his daughters, Melissa and Amy, and most recently was thrilled about Amy receiving her master's degree this past summer.

Wayne loved visiting his parents nearly every day at Havenwood and would do anything for them or anyone else in need. He was talented in mechanics and carpentry. He held a special place in his heart for his siblings and their families.

Wayne Allen McCarthy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edith (Dettman) Cole and Lester McCarthy; maternal grandparents, Peter and Beatrice Faye Nyhus; and brother in-law, Joseph T. Strehlo Sr.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Ruby McCarthy of Glenwood City; daughter, Melissa Wyss of Menomonie; daughter, Amy Steies of Elroy; grandchildren, Matthew and Noah Wyss and special friend, Jerry Wyss of Boyceville. He is further survived by a brother, Ronald (Katherine Husted) McCarthy of Bloomington, Minn.; sister, Susan Strehlo of Glenwood City; brother, Jim (Carol) McCarthy of Glenwood City; and sister, Donna (Mike) Donley of Menomonie. Wayne is survived by his godson, Joseph Strehlo Jr. of Downing, and special pal, Donnie (Duck) Johnson of Glenwood City; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Pallbearers included Donald Johnson, Jerry Wyss, Matthew Wayne Wyss, Larry Standaert, Scott Teigen and Rodney Johnson. Honorary pallbearers included Ronald McCarthy, Jim McCarthy, Joseph Strehlo Jr, Mike Donley and Noah Wyss. Special music was provided by John Terkelson and Melissa Wyss.

Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City. 

Marian L. McCulloch

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 12, 2010, A8

Marian L. McCulloch, age 96, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Marian was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Eau Galle. She was the daughter of Oscar and Mary (Sunderlin-McRoberts) Smith.

Marian grew up in the Eau Galle and Elmwood areas. She married Gordon McCulloch June 19, 1942, in Eau Galle. After marriage they moved to Menomonie where they spent most of their married life.

Marian worked as a waitress at the Flame Café for a short time. She then worked at the Red Owl grocery store for several years and later for Sandy Lee Mfg.

Gordon died in 1987.

For the past year and a half, Marian has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center. She enjoyed planting her flowers in the spring and crocheting. She gave members of her family many of her crochet doilies as gifts and remembrances.

Marian is survived by several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon; a brother, Lyle Smith; three sisters, Lois Simonson, Edith Wergeland and Roseanna Johnson; two half brothers, Alvin Smith and Glen McRoberts; and a half sister, Lesla Wolf.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Don Gribble officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Monday at Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie. Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family.
Donald E. Mense

Dunn County News, Sun. May 2, 2010, A6

Donald E. Mense, age 79, of Rice Lake, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born on June 18, 1930, in Menomonie, to Edwin and Gala (Schultz) Mense. Don graduated from the Menomonie High School, after which he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict, where he became a Morse Code Operator and later was honorably discharged from the Army. He received his bachelor's degree in business from UW-Eau Claire. Don also received his master's degree from UW-Stout in vocational education administration.

He was married to Geraldine Giere on Aug. 27, 1955, in Menomonie and then worked for the A&P Tea Company in Milwaukee until 1968. After moving to Rice Lake, he worked for WITC from 1968 to 1992 in both Rice Lake and Shell Lake. Don became an administrator and district student services coordinator.

Don was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, LMC Board of Directors (for 26 years) and Golden "K." He loved hunting, fishing, trapping, ice fishing, golfing and crafting. He was a journal keeper and kept great scrapbooks. He also enjoyed making wood duck houses. In 1961, he caught the biggest musky in the Great Plains and Canada for that year. Most of all, Don loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Don Mense is survived by his wife, Geraldine Mense of Rice Lake;  three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Nancy Mense of Osceola, Dean and Carolyn Mense of Hayward and Steve and Darlene Mense of Chetek; two grandchildren, Kylie and Kooper; a brother, Jim (Ann) Mense of Menomonie; a sister, Helenmae (Chuck) Debee of Menomonie; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Gala Mense.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, with Rev. Karen Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and for one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Marie B. Mense

Dunn County News, Sun, July 19, 2009, A6

Marie B. Mense, age 76, of Menomonie, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at her home in Menomonie surrounded by the love and support of her family.

Marie was born on April 19, 1933, at home in St. AmBroise, Manitoba Canada. She was the daughter of Alexandre and Gilelmin Rose (Ducharme) Flamand. Marie grew up in St. AmBroise and attended school there. Marie met then married Fred Mense on Feb. 28, 1957 in Menomonie. After marriage, Marie and Fred made their home in Menomonie and Marie stayed at home to raise her family.

Marie had a great love for music and loved to play her guitar, she also loved to go to thrift sales and collect antique jewelry. She was a devoted Catholic her entire life and was a member of St. Joseph's Church and was a very active member. Most of all, she loved to spend time with family and friends.

Marie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred; one daughter, Diane (Dave) Larson of Menomonie; two sons, Alex (special friend Jill) of Madison and Marcel of Menomonie; one grandson, Andy Larson of Menomonie; three sisters, Dora St. Goddard, Emma Lang and Linda Paul; two brothers, George (Marie) Flamand and Marcel (Leona) Flamand, all of Canada; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Delia Moggie, Elmira Ricard and Leona Hill; and three brothers, Bob, Edward and Oza Flamand.

Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate. Burial will be in the Falls City Cemetery in rural Elk Mound. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuner alhome.com.

Audrey Menter

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 2010, A6

Audrey Louise Menter, age 70, of rural Wilson, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her home in Cady Township surrounded by her family. Audrey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 22, 2009, and had been receiving hospice care for the last month.

Audrey was born Dec. 15, 1939, the daughter of Andrew and Elsie (Knerr) Rudesill in Baldwin. She was baptized and confirmed at New Centerville Methodist Church. She attended the Hersey Community Bible Church for a number of years and has been a member of Wilson Lutheran Church since 1978.

While a freshman at Spring Valley High School, Audrey met Joe Menter. They dated through most of high school and when Audrey graduated in 1957, Joe gave her an engagement ring. They were married on May 3, 1958, at New Centerville Methodist Church. They got an apartment in St. Paul, Minn., and began their life together.

Joe entered the service and, during that time, Joe and Audrey lived in New Jersey and Albuquerque, N.M. In 1960, Joe's dad died and Joe was granted a "hardship leave" from the Army. At that time, Joe and Audrey moved to the Menter farm. Audrey got a job in Menomonie at the First Bank and Trust. After a couple years, she got a job at the Baldwin Creamery in the office. While on the farm, they decided to build a chicken shed and sell eggs. At one time they had 2,500 chickens and were picking between 2,300 and 2,500 eggs a day. Those were busy years when they had the "Menter Egg Farm," a big garden, did canning and freezing, along with the farming, and had a couple kids to take care of. In 1969, after Kathy came along, they got rid of the chickens (one of Audrey's fonder memories).

In 1974, Joe and his partner, Avis Smithback, started the Red Cedar Plumbing and Heating company. In 1985, Joe bought out Avis and Audrey started working at the shop as the bookkeeper; and if you needed a part for your faucet, Audrey could help you. In 1992, they got interested in Amish wood products and quilts. They put a few items in the front of their plumbing showroom. Things were going well and, in 1994, they sold the plumbing business and opened A&J's Amish Oak. They were able to enjoy many camping trips and family vacations.

Audrey enjoyed her flower garden, watching the birds, being with her family and most of all her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Troy Rudesill; and one sister, Judy Olson.

Survivors include her husband, Joe of Knapp; two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren, Joe (Kathleen) Menter Jr. of Slinger; Dennis (Rachel) Menter of Eau Claire and their children, Shayla and Zachary, and Kathy (Jim) Mikla of Knapp and their son, Steven; one brother, Kent (Ann) Rudesill of Baldwin; two sisters, Lorraine (Harold) Turner of Baldwin and Mary (Len) Place of Oshkosh; one sister-in-law, Bernadine Menter of Wilson; one brother-in-law, Allen (Phyllis) Menter of Faith, S.D.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation was on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010,  from 5 to 8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Funeral service was on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Wilson Lutheran Church with Rev. Douglas Brandt officiating. Organist was Mary Brandt and vocalist was Bill Seipel. Burial was in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery, Wilson.

Pallbearers were Doug, Andy and Kurt Rudesill and Brad, Eric and Bruce Turner.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Howard W. Meyer

Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 16, 2011, A6

Howard William Meyer, age 72, of Adrian, Minn., died peacefully in his home on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. He was born as a twin to Reual F. and Helen M. (Dickson) Meyer at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire on April 13, 1938.

Howard grew up on the family dairy farm in rural Elk Mound with his oldest brother, Richard, an older sister, Janice, and twin brother, Harold.  He enjoyed his growing up years.  As a young boy he had a hobby of raising pigeons, was part of 4-H, and later became an active 4-H leader. 

Howard attended school in Elk Mound and graduated from Elk Mound High School in the spring of 1956. He then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison in agriculture. It was at UW- Madison that he became part of the Babcock Fraternity.

After college, Howard served in the ROTC program in the Army Reserves.

Howard began his banking career in 1969 as a cashier at Kanabec State Bank, Mora, Minn. In 1971, he joined Voyageur Bank Group as operations coordinator in Mora.  He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977.  He was executive vice president of the State Bank of Worthington from 1972 until 1982.  In 1982 until his retirement he was employed by the Adrian State Bank.

 Howard is survived by his older brother, Richard Meyer of Lodi; twin brother, Harold (Alison) Meyer of Elk Mound;  nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by close friends, Scott Heidebrink (Dana and children) of Adrian, Minn., Fredi (Yvonne) Lutz  of Hausmattstrasse, Switzerland, Brian "Boots" Wohnoutka of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jerry "Tig"(Lois) of Young America, Minn., and Mike (Norma) Ginter of Amery, plus many other friends and associates.     

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts and uncles; his parents; sister, Janice (Meyer) Bochman and her husband, Mel Bochman; and sister-in-law, Pat (Dick) Meyer.

Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian has been assisting the family. There will be a graveside family gathering in the spring at Waneka Cemetery in rural Elk Mound.

Memorials are preferred to the Waneka Cemetery Association, C/O Ernest Myers, E8571 Co. Rd. E, Elk Mound, WI, 54739; or the Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation, Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, attn: Kirby Davidson, 5315 Wall Street, Suite 280, Madison, WI  53718-7965.

To view an online obituary or sign a virtual register book, please visit www.dingmannandsons.com
Andrew P. Micek

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

Andrew P. Micek, age 83, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, Nov.13, 2010, at his home.

Andrew Peter Micek was born June 13, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Walter Sr. and Josephine (Zandarowski) Micek. He attended All Saints Grade School and finished high school while serving with the Navy. Andy served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Andy married Anne Falendys on Feb. 7, 1953, in Minneapolis. After his military service, he worked as an upholsterer for Brooks Brothers in Minneapolis. In 1960, Andy moved his family to Menomonie, where he and his brothers owned and operated Menomin Bowl. Andy, Eddie Olson and Morrie Ranney also operated the Chicken Shack in North Menomonie. Andy later worked as a salesman for All American Manufacturing.

Andy was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a dedicated member of Menomonie Lions Club. He was inducted into the Minneapolis District Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the Menomonie Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Andy loved bowling, golfing (especially with Monsignor Blecha), playing cribbage and going to the casino with Dave Oas and Jim Stai. He also loved spending time with his family and good friends.

Andy is survived by two sons, David Micek of Menomonie and Daniel Micek of Ramsey,Minn.; two grandchildren, Aimee and Anthony of Coon Rapids, Minn.; a brother, Raymond Micek of Minneapolis; a sister Rosemary (Clyde) Paul of the Twin Cities; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Sr. and Josephine Micek; his wife, Anne (2009); and brother, Walter Micek Jr. (2009).

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. There will be a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com
Anne A. (Falendys) Micek

Dunn County News, Sunday, October 18, 2009, p. A6

Anne A. Micek, age 81, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by her family.

The former Anne Agnes Falendys was born Jan. 31, 1928 in Hawkins, WI to George and Mary (Niziol) Falendys. She graduated from Hawkins High School and at the age of 17 moved to Minneapolis, MN to live with cousins. While in Minneapolis, Anne worked at a Chrysler dealership, in Gambles Corp. and also as an executive secretary at IDS.

Anne married Andrew P. Micek on Feb. 7, 1953 in Minneapolis. In 1960, Andy Micek and his brothers purchased the bowling alley in Menomonie, and Anne worked as a bookkeeper there. After raising her family, Anne became a licensed insurance agent and worked in the insurance field until her retirement.

Anne was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was church circle treasurer, helped with the original landscaping of the new church and she was a volunteer in the school library and the school lunch program. Anne was also a Eucharist Minister at St. Joseph’s as well as planning many funeral lunches. Her passion was gardening and lived to be in her garden. She collected tea cups and saucers, loved to bake, and crocheted many lovely afghans and doilies. Anne was a loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Anne is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Andrew; her sons, David Micek of Menomonie and Daniel Micek of Ramsey, MN; two grandchildren, Aimee and Anthony Micek of Coon Rapids, MN; also survived by her dear cousin Mary Ann Nalezny, and special friend Helen Ranney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Victor and Martin Falendys and dear friend Ann Retzloff.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 pm on Sunday at
the funeral home. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com

Raymond P. Micek

Dunn County News,

Raymond P. Micek, age 80, formerly of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, Dec.  25, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Inver Grove Heights in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29,  in Minnesota. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.
Maurice E. Michelbook

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

Maurice E. Michelbook age 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Maurie was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Menomonie, the son of Nicholas and Anna (Jesse) Michelbook. He attended schools in Menomonie, graduating in 1936 from Menomonie High School. On Dec. 26, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was called to duty on Feb. 2, 1942. His tour of duty, which continued until 1945, took him to the southwest Pacific where he served as a signalman.

After receiving his discharge, he joined his dad and his brother, Lawrence, in 1946 in the operation of the Michelbook Service Co. at 720 Main St. A few years later, he assumed sole ownership when his dad retired and his brother established Michelbook Marine. Maurie owned and operated the service station/repair shop for many years until he sold the business to Larry Stress.

Besides operating his own business, Maurie also served as manager of the PM Oil Co., which resulted from the merger of the Pittman Bros. (Jack and Bernie) and Michelbook bulk fuel businesses.

When Maurie wasn't pumping gas or checking tires, he devoted his time to athletics - both as a participant and by providing financial support. Competing in bowling leagues when conditions were entirely different than they are today, Maurie rolled a 717 series, which was the second ABC sanctioned 700 bowled in Menomonie. While the 717 was a tremendous achievement, Maurie always said that his "personal highlight" was beating Andy Varipapa, a professional bowler, in a match game at the Pla-Mor Lanes on South Broadway. In recognition of these accomplishments, Maurie was inducted into the Menomonie Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

While devoting his winter free time to bowling, Maurie spent his summer hours on the baseball diamond. Throughout his life, he was a student of the game and rarely missed a televised Milwaukee Brewer game. He began his managerial career in 1946 when he teamed with Pine Hardy to co-direct the Menomonie Eagles. This relationship continued for three years and in 1950, with Maurie serving as manager, the Eagles won the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Association championship. Maurie continued as manager of the Eagles through the 1955 season.

An avid supporter of Menomonie High and University of Wisconsin-Stout athletic teams, Maurie provided the first "substantial" gift that led to the construction of the Don and Nona Williams Stadium on the UW-Stout campus. In 1985, a grateful university presented Maurie with the University of Wisconsin-Stout Distinguished Athletic Service Award. He also supported Menomonie High athletics as a member of the Menomonie Athletic Booster Club (MABC).

Other athletic interests included countless fishing trips to Canada and golfing.

Maurie was a longtime member of the Menomonie Lions Club and during the years served the organization as treasurer and director.

Maurie married high school classmate Mary Clark, of Menomonie, June 4, 1955.  She passed away in 1990.  On June 13, 1997, he married another high school classmate, Beatrice (Sand) Mitchell of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Maurie is survived by his wife, Beatrice; brother Lawrence (Betty) Michelbook of Menomonie; nephews and niece, Ron (Jan) Jordan, JoAnn (Warren) Wegenke both of Menomonie, Bert (Carol) Jordan of Altoona, and Glenn (Rhonda) Jordan of Phoenix, Ariz. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mary; and sisters, JoAnn Michelbook and Ruth Jordan.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

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

Clara S. Michels

Dunn County News, Wed, July 22, 2009, A6

 

Clara S. Michels, age 89, of Faribault, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Clara was a resident at Keystone Communities of Faribault for the past 5 years.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral home in Faribault with Pastor Steve Delzer, Pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Faribault, officiating. Interment will be held at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Osage, Iowa.

Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Clara Sylvia Holum, the daughter of Knute and Minnie (Storbeck) Holum, was born on September 24, 1919 in Ada, MN. Clara graduated from Waubun High School in 1938. She was formerly married to Kenneth Engebretson and married Jerry Michels of Pelican Rapids on May 30, 1970 in Detroit Lakes, MN. They lived in the Detroit Lakes area until retirement when she and Jerry moved to Faribault. Winters were spent at their Mission, TX home. Clara enjoyed ice fishing, summer fishing, was a wonderful cook and among her many sewing and hand work talents made beautiful Hardanger embroidery. Clara was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her son Myron (Maureen) Engebretson of Marietta, GA and stepchildren Darrel (Sandra) Michels of Owatonna, Anne (Paul) Roach-Stegmeir of Faribault, Cinda Michels of Faribault, Mark (Barb) Michels of Owatonna, Tom (Joyce) Michels of Menomonie, WI, Robert (Glenda) Michels of Pelican Rapids, James (Melanie) Michels of Pelican Rapids and Jon (Karen) Michels of Zimmerman; by twenty-five grandchildren, twenty –six great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

 Clara was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, her parents, brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Edna Holum; son-in-law James Roach and former husband Kenneth Engebretson.

Beatrice Miller

Dunn County News, Wed. Jan. 25, 2012, A6

Beatrice Miller, age 93, of Menomonie, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at her home.

The former Mildred Beatrice Halvorson was born Dec. 20, 1918, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Ole and Mabel (Klingenberg) Halvorson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church, where she also married Norman Miller in 1939.

In 1948, Bea and Norman started the Menomonie Paint and Wallpaper Store, which they ran for more than 40 years.  They were members of Peace Lutheran Church for many years.  Bea also enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center in Menomonie.

Bea is survived by a son, John (Georgie) Miller; four grandchildren, Mike (Danni) Miller, Katie Miller, Pat (Amanda) Miller and Kurt Singerhouse; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry (Millie) Halvorson and Merlin Halvorson.  She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband,  Norman; a daughter, Sonja Singerhouse; grandson, Marty Miller; and granddaughter, Rhonda Hoyt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with Pastor Steven Carlson officiating.  There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the spring.

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

David L. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun. May 16, 2010, A6

David L. Miller age 68 of Boyceville, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at his home in the Township of Sheridan, rural Boyceville, with Hospice Care.

Arrangements are pending with the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Menomonie.

David L. Miller

Wed, May 19, 2010, A6

David L. Miller, age 68, of Boyceville died Friday at his home in the Township of Sheridan, Dunn County with his family and Hospice care.

David was born May 2, 1942 in Menomonie. He was the son of LaVern and Ida (Edwards) Miller. He attended Menomonie High School and graduated in 1961, which was the last class to graduate from the old high school. He was drafted into the U.S. Army from September of 1961 until September of 1965. He volunteered for the 82nd Airborne Division and then went on into Special Forces. After the service David returned to Menomonie and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and became a Master Electrician. David lived in Minnesota for 22 years and then moved back to Wisconsin. He lived in Eau Galle before moving to Boyceville where he married his wife Lorene and retired.

David is survived by his mother, Ida of Menomonie; his wife, Lorene; his children, Carrie (Wade) Uphill of Helena MT; Troy (Jeanne) Hollister of Boyceville; Michelle (Eldon) Nash of Apple Valley, MN; Davey Miller of Menomonie; Tasha (Todd) Podratz of Gaylord, MN; Tonya (Dean) Jenkins of Minnesota; one brother, Gerald (Naomi) Miller of Menomonie; three sisters, Arlene (Richard) Klatt, Winnie (Windy) Wolf and Elaine (Don) Werner, all of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many friends and Zoë.

He is preceded in death by his father and one brother, LaVern Jr.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Hay River Lutheran Church, Wheeler, with Rev. David Sands officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connersville with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:30 PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

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

Eugene E. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, June 27, 2010, A6

Eugene E. Miller, age 78, of Ridgeland, died Sunday June 20, 2010, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Eugene was born March 7, 1932, on the family farm near Ridgeland to Clarence and Alice (Knutson) Miller. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Luther Church, Ridgeland. He played baseball and boxed in school.

Eugene married Elsie Benitz April 2, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Boyceville. They farmed the family homestead.

Eugene enjoyed attending tractor pulls and horse pulls with his brother, attending and supporting his children and grandchildren at their sporting and school events, and playing cards with friends and holiday games with family. He was a member of a card club and served for many years as council president at church.

Eugene is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilbur; sister, Joyce Evan; and mother- and father-in-law, Max and Ethel Benitz.

Eugene is survived by wife, Elsie Miller of Ridgeland; six children, Linda (Galen) Chovan of Ridgeland, Dean (Colleen) Miller of Falcon Heights, Minn., LouAnn (Dalf) Ostenson of Barron, Douglas (Cynthia) of Emerald, Lori Ausing Scottdale, Ariz., and Daniel (Dellene) Miller of Prairie Farm; 14 grandchildren, Allison Kohel Ostenson (Trent), Ashley Ostenson (Shaun), Greg Chovan (Katrina), Cory Chovan (Heather), Lacey Buhr (Jesse), Kari Logterman (Nevin), Scott Miller (Monica), Katrina Voeltz (Cory), Alessiah DiBona (Tim), Mackenzie Miller, Cara Casey, Kevin, and Casey and Kelsey Miller; six great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Ostenson, Jenna and Jill Chovan, Bryton and Koran Logterman and Austin Voeltz; sister, Arlene (Gary) Guldvog of Prairie Farm; brother, Ronald (Donna) Miller of Prairie Farm; sisters-in-law, Donna Miller of Ridgeland and Marian Nelson of Knapp; brothers-in-law, Bill Benitz of Menomonie, Lewie (Joyce) Benitz Wisconsin Rapids, and Jerry (Judy) Evan of Boyceville. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ridgeland, with Reverend John Toppe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday.

Francis "Doc" Miller

Dunn County News, Sun. March 13, 2011, A6

Francis "Doc" Miller, age 93, of Rice Lake, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake.

He was born on June 7, 1917, in Menomonie, to August and Ida (Schroeder) Miller. Upon graduation from Menomonie High School in 1936, Doc continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts.

He was married to Ardis Owens on Aug. 8, 1940, in Menomonie and she preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 1965. He later married Faith Leanger on Aug. 20, 1966, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2007.

Doc taught industrial arts in the John de la Howe Orphanage in McCormick, S.C., for three years, and two years in the public school system in Durham, N.C., before moving to Rice Lake in 1945 to teach at the Rice Lake High School (RLHS). He retired in 1982 after 37 years of teaching in Rice Lake.

While teaching industrial arts and drafting at RLHS, Doc ran the intramural sports program for a number of years, was scorekeeper for varsity basketball games, was a linesman for varsity football games, assisted at track and field meets, supervised the city recreational evening program for high school students and supervised the ice skating rink during winter.

He was a lifetime member of the Rice Lake Elk's Lodge, belonged to the Indianhead Saddle Club with his children and their riding horses, was a member of the Rice Lake Twirlers, and he and Faith taught square dancing together. He and Faith also loved traveling to out-of-town square dances in their motor home. He loved fishing and the Packers.

Doc is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Myron "Mike" Miller and Dori Moore of Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jack Davis of Mission Viejo, Cal.; four grandsons, Michael and Scott Miller and Ryan and Derek Davis; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, Austin, Wyatt, Cole and Maci; a sister, Audrey Schneider of Spooner; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Ardis Miller and Faith Miller; his parents, August and Ida Miller; six brothers, Arnold, Elmer, Harold, Walter, Norman and Charles Miller; and a sister, Gladys Eighmy.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, Rev. Jeff Elmquist officiating, with interment in the Orchard Beach Cemetery in Rice Lake. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and for one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be an Elk's memorial service at 6:45 p.m.  Thursday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals

Robert R. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 23, 2011, A6

Robert Roy Miller, age 64, of Colfax, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, with his family at his side.

He was born on April 11, 1946, in Prairie Farm, and was raised by his grandparents, Roy and Maude Miller.  Following graduation from high school, Bob followed his passion as a mechanic and worked in a number of different settings. He especially loved tinkering with his 1946 Ford Pickup.

Bob loved to read, his passion being W.W.II. He also enjoyed fishing, going to auctions, visiting with family and friends, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and he loved his cats.  He also loved music, and you would often hear sounds of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others on those nice summer evenings as he grilled out on his deck.

Bob married Judy Johnson in June of 1978 and they made their home on Lake Tainter, where they raised three daughters, Kari Laesch of Hammond, Brooke of Boston, Mass., and Mandy of Colfax.  He was also blessed with five grandchildren, whom he fondly referred to as "his circus" — Lexi, Zoey, Riley, Piper and Xavier.  Eleanor Harstad, an aunt from Chetek, also held a special place in Bob's heart.  Tuesdays were always their day to spend together. 

He is also survived by his father-in-law, Louis Johnson of Colfax, brother-in-law, David (Lucy) Johnson of Rockford, Ill., sister-in-law, Sue (Tod) Griffith of Knapp, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Maude Miller; his mother, Elaine Miller; and mother-in-law, Helen Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Chaplain Dale Freberg officiating.  There will be visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, A6

Glen M. Minor, age 95, of Wheeler, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his son's home in the Township of Hay River. Glen was born Dec. 11, 1913, in the Township of Hay River, to Edson and Christine (Meisner) Minor.

He married Violet Bundy in August of 1942. He worked for many years for the Barron county Lime Quarry. Glen enjoyed traveling to many places like Hawaii, Alaska and the Bahamas. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping or just sitting on the porch waving with the fly swatter as the neighbors drove by.

He lived in his own home until moving in with his son a year ago, which was his childhood home.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Violet; son, Jerry; grandsons, Kevin Stephens and Steven Peck; and five brothers and four sisters.

Glen is survived by four children, Vilas Minor of Boyceville, Judy Stephens of Chippewa Falls, Hazel (Gary) Peck of Chippewa Falls and Randy (Yvonne) Minor of Newport, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Maxine Minor of Versailles, Mo.; grandchildren, Debbie (Lorne) Patzoldt, Michael (Amy) Peck, Sarah Stephens, Dawn (Brian) Williams, Alex Zorman and Katie Baynum; and great-grandchildren, Nicole and Tyler Patzoldt. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, with reverend Timothy Matthaei officiating. Burial will be in the Hay River Cemetery Township of Hay River. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

The family would like to thank Vilas for all of the care and support he has given Mom and Dad through the years.

Glenda Jean Minor

Dunn County News, Sun. June 27, 2010, A6

Glenda Jean Minor, age 62, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Care Partners in Menomonie, with hospice.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Township of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

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

Jeffrey 'JB' Mittlestadt

Dunn County News, Wed, April 28, 2010, A6

Jeffrey David Mittlestadt "JB", age 54, of Boyceville, passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, at home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 14, 1955, in Menomonie, to Laurel and Gladys (Hyben) Mittlestadt. Jeff was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie and later graduated from Boyceville High School in 1973. He married Debra Stevens on July 19, 1975, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler.

Jeff worked in the concrete industry most of his life and was co-owner of J & K Concrete.

Jeff was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and canoeing. He was a "man of many projects." Jeff lived for his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first grandchildren.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Debbie of Boyceville; his children, all of Boyceville, Matt (Melissa McCormack) Mittlestadt, Jeremy (Megan) Mittlestadt and Angie (Troy) Leach; his mother, Gladys Mittlestadt of Menomonie; his brother, Greg (Ann) Mittlestadt of Menomonie; two sisters, Sally (John) Schuman of Eleva and Peggy (Paul) Danovsky of Downing; mother and father-in-law, Eldin and Marilyn Stevens of Wheeler; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Dave (Carla) Stevens of Boyceville, Doug (Sandy) Stevens of Boyceville and Tracy (Wes) Holtz of Stewart, Minn; special friends, Lynn and Ron Lain; as well as many nieces, nephew, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Laurel; a niece, Amy Danovsky; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, with Pastor Brad Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County. There will be visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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

Doris V. Moessner

Dunn County News, Sun, July 11, 2010, A6

Doris V. Moessner, age 93, of Menomonie, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Doris V. Wingert was born June 18, 1917, the daughter of Michael John Wingert and Geda (Larson) Wingert of Menomonie. She was raised in Menomonie and attended Menomonie High School in the 1930s.

Doris married Arnold R. Moessner Aug. 21, 1937, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where they continued to be members.  She and Arnie enjoyed a wonderful life together.  Arnie passed away on Oct. 26, 1989.  Doris was a great mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all.

Doris worked part-time for 30 years at the Farmers Store in Menomonie. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Doris is survived by her son, Keith Moessner of Menomonie; two brothers, Lloyd (Jeanne) Wingert of Mondovi and Richard Wingert of Oroville, Calif; three grandsons, Todd (Karen) Moessner, Troy (Paula) Moessner and Tim Moessner; and six great-grandchildren, Allyssa, Stefanie, Mackenzie and Travis Moessner, Kyle and Cole Buerkle. She is also survived by a niece, numerous nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,Arnie; brothers, Robert Wingert and David Wingert; and a sister, Emily Julian.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Brett Voigt officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. 

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com

Chester J. Molczan

Dunn County News, Sun. Nov. 28, 2010, A6

Chester J. Molczan, age 82, of Woodville, formerly of Menomonie, died on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville.

Chester was born July 18, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., but grew up in the Owen-Withee area. He was the son of Caroline Molczan

Chester moved to Chicago where he met and married Christine Stalls on Sept. 5, 1946; they were married for 60 years. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Tony,  where he worked at the Grow Cheese Factory as a licensed cheese maker. He later worked at Flambeau Valley Creamery in Ladysmith until 1970, when they moved to Menomonie where he worked for Sanna Dairies until he retired. 

Chester enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, traveling and was an avid Packer fan, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Chester is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Michael) Mader of Park Falls; Linda (Rodney) Buss of Menomonie; Kathryn Huber of Menomonie; two sons, Thomas of Marshfield; William (Michelle) of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and his wife, Christine, in 2007.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Rhiel Funeral Home, with Diaconal Minister Heather Kistner officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Falls Cemetery, Township of Red Cedar, rural Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family

Hughitt G. Moltzau

Dunn County News, Wed. Feb. 2, 2011, A6

Hughitt Gregory Moltzau, 96, died  on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Tryon Estates, a Life Community in Columbus, N.C.

He was born in Strum Aug. 9,1914, to Herman and Goldie Knudtson Moltzau.  He married Orvetta Nellie Braker, Dec. 30, 1940. Orvetta, "Vets," passed at Tryon Estates, March 30, 2002.

Hugh graduated from Menomonie High School in 1932 and the University of Wisconsin, Stout in 1926. He earned his master’s degree at  Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

Hugh had a brief teaching career in Austin, Minn., and Grosse Pointe Country Day School in Michigan.  He was in management training at Chrysler Tank Arsenal, Corporate Training Director for Park Davis and Warner Lambert. He was president of the Detroit Chapter of American Society of Training Directors. He joined Parke-Davis in 1949 and retired in 1979. 

Hugh and Vets owned a home in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., for 30 years.

Hugh and Vets moved to Tryon after retirement.They built their retirement home on Melrose Mountain.  Hugh was active in the Tryon Country Club, serving as president 1992-1993. He played golf into his early 90s.  He served on the board of trustees for Tryon Congregational Church.

In 1995, they sold their home and moved to Tryon Estates, a Life Care community in Columbus.  He has been chairperson of several committees while living at Tryon Estates, including Medical Liaison  Committee, The Christmas Fund and Scholarship Fund.

Hugh and Vets enjoyed traveling the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Singapore, Mexico and  Round the World.  September 30,2009 Hugh returned to Wisconsin to receive the University of  Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tryon Estates. A memorial service will be held in Strum sometime during the summer for the inurnment at West Beef River Cemetery, Strum.

In lieu of flowers, Hugh requested memorial donations be sent to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722; or endowments to: Appalachian State University, Hughitt and Orvetta Endowed Scholarship for Polk County, 206 Founders Hall, ASU Box 32604, Boone, N.C. 28608-2064; or University of Wisconsin-Stout, Hughitt and Orvetta Braker Noltzau Scholarship, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Myrene M. Moritz

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

Myrene M. Moritz, age 86, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Myrene M. Burow was born April 17, 1924, in Waupaca County, the daughter of Paul and Viola (Rosenthal) Burow.

Myrene was working at John’s Manville in Waukegan, Ill., where she met her future husband, Vernon P. Moritz. They were married on March 25, 1950, and returned to Dunn County in 1952. Vernon farmed with Myrene, who was his helpmate and homemaker. Together they raised four children.

Myrene was a life-long member of New Hope Lutheran Church. She was actively involved in the Women’s Group and loved quilting days.

Myrene has been on dialysis since January of 2005. Her attitude and acceptance of this necessity was an inspiration to all. Never did she complain. Since January of 2007 she has resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Myrene is survived by her four children, Linda Roth, Lois Schlosser and Lyle (Sharon) Moritz all of Menomonie and Leonard (Sue) Moritz of Eau Galle. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and further survived by a sister, Doris LaViolette of Clintonville; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Viola Burow; her husband, Vernon (2001); her son-in-law, Robert Roth (2006); her brothers, Walter and Thomas Burow; and brother-in-law, Bob LaViolette.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at New Hope Lutheran church in Downsville, with Pastor Steven Carlson officiating. A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com

Harold N. Mork

Dunn County News, Sun. Dec. 18, 2011, A6

Harold N. Mork, age 92, of Menomonie passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Menomonie.

Harold was born May 5, 1919, in Ridgeland to Hans and Pauline (Nelson) Mork. During his childhood, he moved to Menomonie where he later graduated from Menomonie High School. Upon completion of high school, he worked with his father in home construction before being drafted into the United States Army. He served proudly in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater, Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Upon his completion of service, he worked in small construction and then later, the majority of his career as a Jobsite Superintendent with Keller Commercial Construction of Winona, Minnesota/Hudson, Wisconsin. Harold retired from Keller Construction in 1987 after 27 years of service.

Harold married Marjorie Petersen June 12, 1948, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They lived in Menomonie their entire marriage. Harold loved his family and was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church. Harold enjoyed traveling, loved building and family gatherings. He was a devoted husband to Marjorie for 50 wonderful years.

Harold is survived by his daughter Claudia (Mork) Kjenslee of Menomonie, and beloved granddaughter Kathleen Kjenslee of Menomonie, brother Arnold (Arlene) Mork, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, his son-in-law Dwight Kjenslee and his sisters, Inga Grudt and Ellen Riechert.

Funeral services for Harold will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox Street, Menomonie with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and one-hour before the services on Friday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church. To share a memory, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com

Melvin Mork

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

Melvin A. Mork, age 91, of Colfax, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center in Colfax.

Melvin was born May 6, 1919, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Anton and Minnie (Johnson) Mork and raised in the Town of Wilson. On Oct. 23, 1946, he married Mildred Gossard.

During his life Melvin was a farmer but he also hauled milk and later was a school bus driver. After his retirement he was a volunteer at the Grapevine Senior Center in Colfax.

He was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor who loved all-star wrestling, horses, drinking coffee and visiting with family and friends. Melvin was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Merry Mixers Senior Group in Colfax.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years Millie; one son, Wayne Mork; three daughters, Maxine Mork, Carolyn Mork and Delores Adix; four grandchildren, Angie Zehm, Jessica Mork, Matthew Adix and Andrew Adix; and four great-grandchildren, Nicole Sather, Lauren, Erin and Evan Zehm; two sisters, Doris Anderson and Edna Alton.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alan; two brothers, Norman and Helmer; and two sisters, Mabel and Nora.

Funeral services for Melvin Mork will be Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Colfax. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Niles M. Mork

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 15, 2009, A6

Niles M. Mork, 69, of Wheeler died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at his home with hospice.

Niles was born Oct. 2, 1940, in the town of Wilson to Morris and Mildred (Flug) Mork. He grew up in the Wheeler area, and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. On Feb. 29, 1976, he married his wife, Carolyn, in Wheeler. During his life Niles worked for Longs Sport Shop and Video Monitors, was a patrolman for the town of Otter Creek, raised cattle and trained horses.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; one daughter, Jessica; two sisters, LeAnn Mork and Marty (Paul) Strand; and many friends and relatives.

Funeral services for Niles Mork will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Hay River Lutheran Church, rural Wheeler, with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax, and one hour prior to services at the church Saturday.

Ellsworth 'Frank' Moser

Dunn County News, Sun, March 28, 2010, A6

Ellsworth "Frank" Moser, Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 15, 2010, at the age of 90. He was born July 25, 1919, in Kingsley, Iowa, and attended school in Sioux City, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 6, 1938, serving as Chief Machinist Mate on the U.S.S. Langley and U.S.S. Childs during WW II. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 5, 1945.

Frank was a 57-year member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. He lived in Topeka, Kan., and worked for Young's Mechanical Contractors prior to his retirement in 1984. He lived in Osage City from 1998 until 2004 when he relocated to Menomonie.

He met Evelyn Margaret Iles while stationed in Australia during his military duty. They were married for 56 years when she passed away on Jan. 2, 2001.

Survivors include his children, Raeleen (Craig) Neal of Conroe, Texas, Wayne (Maggie) Moser of Menomonie and Sally (David) Brown of Topeka; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving companion, Connie Oebser, Menomonie.

Frank was a caring and loving man who always put others first. He loved ballroom dancing, a good joke, and making new friends to swap stories with. Upon his death, the following quote by an anonymous source was found in his wallet.

REMEMBER… "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming  - WOW - What a Ride!"

Memorial services are pending.

Anthony L. Motisi

Dunn County News, Sun. June 27, 2010, A6

Anthony L. Motisi, age 85, of Menomonie, died, Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in New York City to Salvatore and Grace (Colletta) Motisi. After marrying Anna Agate on July 16, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., they lived in New York for 40 plus years while Anthony was a carpenter and worked his way up to "construction superintendent." He and Anna moved to Port St. Lucie, Fla., where they resided for about 19 years until Anthony became ill. They moved to Menomonie about two years ago to be closer to their daughter.

Anthony loved working with wood and made many wooden model cars and other wood items while relaxing. Over the years, he and Anna took many trips to California, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy and his favorite, the trip through the Panama Canal. When the children were young, he enjoyed traveling to Florida, Wisconsin, Upper New York state and Canada. He was an avid reader and loved music, especially Italian opera.

He is survived by his wife, Anna of Menomonie; one son, Salvatore (Susan) Motisi of New Rochelle, N.Y.; two daughters, Grace (Jeffrey) Hartrey of Port Chester, N.Y., and Jennie (Bruce) Evenson of Boyceville; seven grandchildren, Meegan Motisi, Justin Motisi, Amanda (Erwann) Marshall, Stephanie (Nic) Cartwright, Jeffrey Hartrey Jr., Erik (Tamara) Evenson and Aja (James) Ruhnke; three great-grandchildren, Ana Evenson, Simon Evenson and Ali Ruhnke; and other relatives and friends.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Nat and Vito Motisi; and a sister-in-law, Mary Motisi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, June 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

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

Barbara G. (Pehler) Mrdutt

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

Barb Mrdutt, age 58, of Boyceville, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at home under Hospice care.    She was born on Jan. 21, 1953, in Arcadia,  the daughter of Greg and Luana (Herrick) Pehler.   

Barb was employed as a Registered Nurse at Westfields Hospital, in New Richmond for the past 20 years.  She enjoyed the many opportunities that were given to her in her nursing profession, which included hospital, school and home care, and her last role was in quality and hospital safety.

Barb fully enjoyed her role as a Grandma and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, Mason and Marek.    She also enjoyed baking cakes for many friends, family, school and church functions.  She had great love in being a volunteer to all who needed her time and many talents.  Her greatest love was working on quilts, which she gladly donated for many functions.   Barb gave in death as she gave in life: She was an organ and tissue donor.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, and was to celebrate 32 years of married life in May.  She is also survived by her three sons, Matthew (Anna) Mrdutt of Menomonie, Christopher (Jennifer) Mrdutt of Mosinee, and Benjamin (Katie) Mrdutt of Boyceville; and two grandsons, Mason and Marek.  Survivors also include her siblings,  Greg (Jenny) Pehler of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Gaylord (Judi) Pehler of Fond du Lac, Gordon (Sue) Pehler of Lublin, Father Gerry Pehler, OFM Cap.,  of Wausau, Gabriel (Karen) Pehler of Fountain City, Gerard (Laura) Pehler of Oregon, George Pehler of Rochester, Minn.,  and Sr. Bernadette Pehler of Madison.  Survivors also include many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gregory and Luana (Herrick) Pehler.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Menomonie, on Sunday March 6, 2011, at 2 p.m., with Father Gerry Pehler, Father Joachim Strupp and Fr. Tom Krieg officiating.   Visitation will be at the church at 1 p.m. Family and friends can join in the celebration of Barb's life immediately following the service at the Econolodge Conference Center in Menomonie from 4 to 7 p.m. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used for a memorial garden to be built in Barb's memory and other special causes which were so important to Barb.

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

Clair C. Mulheron

Dunn County News, Wed. June 30, 2010, A6

Clair C. Mulheron age 90 of Elmwood, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Claire was born Oct. 7, 1919, in the Township of Rock, Pierce County. He was the son of Clarence and Francis (Hei) Mulheron and grew up on the family farm. Clair graduated from Elmwood High School in 1937. He hauled milk for several years, and in 1947 Clair purchased a farm in the Township of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood, where he farmed for many years.

Clair married Lorraine "Ole" Webb Aug. 12, 1947, in Elmwood.

Clair stopped milking in the mid-1980s but continued to due field work for several more years. For the past two years, Clair has been a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Clair was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, one of the founding members of the Elmwood Rod & Gun Club. He loved to fish and spend time at their cabin, spend time with family and friends, play cards with friends and neighbors and his "coffee buddies" in Elmwood.

Clair is survived by a son, Hugh of Elmwood; two grandchildren, Sean (Van) Mulheron of Vadnais Heights, Minn., and Heather (Theodore) Beale of Lugano, Switzerland; six great-grandchildren, Ian and Khai Mulheron and Christopher, Elizabeth, Victoria and Bridget Beale; a brother, James (Jean) Mulheron of Menomonie; two sisters, Kathleen Bauer of Yorktown, Va., and Ethel Bauer of Durand.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ole, in 2007; and two sisters, Virginia Fesenmaier and Cleo Diemert.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Varkey V. Joseph officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

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

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

Dr. Lynn Murel

Dunn County News, Wed. Sept. 14, 2011, A6

Dr. Lynn Murel, 53, of rural Eau Claire, completed her life's journey peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.  She was born in Milwaukee, on Feb. 4, 1958, the daughter of Nicholas and Florence E. (Patek) Murel.

Lynn graduated from Divine Savior High School, Milwaukee, in 1976 and went on for an undergraduate degree from UW-Madison.  She received her M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and completed her residency at the Eau Claire Family Medical Clinic.  Lynn worked for the United States Forestry Service in Wild Life Biology, was a medical doctor at Red Cedar Clinic and most recently campus physician for the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Lynn was an accomplished ballet dancer, having trained at the Esther Moody Studio, performing with the Duluth Ballet Company. She had many vast interests including gardening, needlework, fiber arts, spiritual interests, folk dancing, medical research, and she was a lover of animals.

She was a devoted mother, actively involved and dedicated to her son, Al.  Lynn was helpful to all, no matter who they were. She was a compassionate listener to all and devoted to many friends, colleagues and students. Lynn challenged the norm with fight and spirit till the end.

Lynn is survived by her son, Alexander, of Eau Claire; her brother, Michael (Donna) Murel,  of Hartland;  nieces,  Breean and Suzy; nephew, Nick; and uncle, Christopher (Barbara) Murel, of Seattle, Wash.; aunt, Judie, of North Lake; cousins, Susie, Donald, Beth, Annie, Tracy, Rosalie, Candy, Tom, Mary Ellen, Laura, Linda, and Janet.  Lynn is further survived by her special friend, Michael Zicus; and many other close personal friends and colleagues. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; an uncle, Frank; and an aunt, Evelyn.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel in Milwaukee.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the cemetery chapel.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.  To sign the guestbook or share memories online, please visit www.chippewavalleycreamtion.com.

Roger Mussetter

Dunn County News, Wed, March 10, 2010, A6

Roger Mussetter, age 62, formerly of Menomonie, and Cottage Grove, Minn., passed away suddenly at his home in Littleton, Colo., on Friday, March 5, 2010. He was born in Sisseton, S.D.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy; sons, Mitch and Matt and their wives, Jessica and Sarah; and granddaughter, Rachel. He is also survived by sisters, Donna, Alice and Linda; and brother, Gordon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Alice; brother, Harold; and sister, Joyce.

Roger was a longtime employee of the Natural Resource Conservation Service, retiring in 2003 after 31 years of public service. In retirement, he enjoyed skiing, hiking, biking, traveling and being a grandpa. Roger was an avid landscaper and loved antiques.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 12, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Crossroads Church, 5900 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, Minn., Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads Church. The burial will be in Sisseton, S.D., on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friends of Roxborough State Park, 4751 North Roxborough Drive, Littleton, CO 80125.

   

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