Peter F. A.
Dunn County News, Sun,
Dec. 13, 2009, A6
Peter Frederick Amund Neiderhauser, age 66, of rural Ellsworth, was
pronounced dead, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, of natural causes, at his
He was born on Feb. 21, 1943, in Red Wing, Minn., the son of
Edgar and Florence (Odalen) Neiderhauser.
Peter graduated from the Ellsworth Schools in 1961 and enlisted
in the U.S. Army, serving from 1961 until 1964. He attended the
Vo-tech in Eau Claire and worked in La Crosse as a machinist for a
few years, returning to the Ellsworth area to work for De La Val in
River Falls. In 1972 he took over the family farm, after his
father's retirement. In 2001 Peter suffered from a farm accident and
gradually retired from farming. In past years Peter enjoyed hunting,
fishing and farming.
Peter was a life-long member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in
He is survived by his mother, Florence Neiderhauser, Ellsworth;
brother, John (Denise) Neiderhauser of Menomonie; and a sister,
Audrey (Clair) Severson of Ellsworth. Peter is further survived five
His father preceded him in death.
A memorial service for Peter will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec.
13, 2009, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Beldenville. Rev. John
Sutherland will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in
the spring. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on
No other visitation will be held.
Memorials are preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Church building
To extend an online condolence to the family go to
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting
the family with arrangements.
Galen J. (Nels)
Dunn County News, Sun, Aug.
23, 2009, A6
Galen J. (Nels) Nelson, age 89, of Fridley, Minn., died on Aug. 18,
2009, in New Brighton, Minn.
Nels was born in Menomonie to Martin
and Bertha (Solie) Nelson.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jean "Jeanie"
and two brothers.
He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Mary Jean (Mark)
Johnson; son, Richard V. Nelson and fiancée , Lonna-Jean Schmidt;
grandchildren, Matthew (Shawna) Johnson, Micah Johnson, Robyn Nelson
and Rachel Nelson; great-granddaughter, Annabelle Schmidt, and her
parents, Kristine and Ross Pearson.
Funeral services were at 11:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 22, at
Methven-Taylor Funeral Home (&06 Fourth Ave. NW, New Brighton), with
visitation from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery
in Minneapolis, Minn.
Gertrude M. Nelson
Dunn County News, Sun. May 9, 2010, A6
Gertrude M. Nelson, age 94, of Ridgeland, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010,
at Luther Midelfort Northland Hospital in Barron. She was born July
15, 1915, to Louis and Martha (Glaser) Handorf on a farm near
Ridgeland. Her family was the most important thing to her and she
loved them with all her heart. Throughout her life she raised six
wonderful children and countless foster children. She loved her
parents and would visit them often. On Oct. 17, 1935, she was
married to Oscar Nelson at Ridgeland. Gertrude will be dearly
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar on
July 7, 1980; son, Bill Nelson; brothers, Art and Walden; and
sisters, Lala, Josie, Erna, Ruth and Irene.
She is survived by her sons, Nyles (Dolores) Nelson of Elmhurst,
Ill., and Frank Nelson of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; daughters, Betty
(Robert) Kowalski of Carpentersville, Ill., Alice Schultz of Peoria,
Ill., and Cathy Nelson of North Lake, Ill.; numerous grandchildren
and great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Handorf of Ridgeland; as
well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, at St.
Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm,
rural Ridgeland, with Rev. John Toppe officiating. Interment will be
at a later date in Memorial Gardens in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Visitation was held during the hour prior to services. Arrangements
are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas & Cameron.
Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 23, 2009, A6
Kenneth Nelson, 63, of 121 Hill St. Fairchild, died Friday, Dec. 18,
2009, at Neillsville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Kenneth was born, Sept. 13, 1946, to Arnold and Lila (Krogstad)
Nelson in Menomonie. He was baptized in Menomonie, confirmed at New
Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, and graduated from Menomonie
High School. He married Carlotta Szydel in Fairchild, and to this
union a daughter and son were born. He later married Rosalie (Siedschlag)
Hein on April 14, 1990, in Fairchild. Ken had worked more than 30
years for the Village of Fairchild.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of 19 years; two sons, Wade
Nelson of Fairchild and Glen (Sarah) Hein of Menomonie; two
daughters, Tina Nelson and fiancé, Dale Sass, of Osseo, and Bridget
(Brad) Zillmer of Eau Claire; nine grandchildren, Thomas Nelson,
Tyler and Tia Olson, Nathan, Samantha and A.J. Hein, Bryanna, and
Brooklyn and Brayden Zillmer; and a sister, Margo Miller of Eau
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold; mother, Lila;
stepfather, Glenn Kistner; special aunt, Marjorie Klundby;
granddaughter, Karla; and father-in-law, Helen Siedschlag.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairchild, with burial in the
Fairchild Cemetery. A visitation was held Monday at the Anderson
Funeral Home in Augusta.
Kenneth H. Nelson
Dunn County News, Sun. July 18, 2010, A6
Kenneth H. Nelson age 94 of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 15, 2010,
at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.
Ken was born Dec. 30, 1915, in the Township of Gilman near Spring
Valley. He was the son of Alfred and Ida (Hanson) Nelson and grew up
in that area. Ken attended country grade school and Spring Valley
High School. He spent a year working in the CCC Camp. Ken also did
farm labor and bridge construction. Ken then worked for Glen Martin
Aircraft in Baltimore. He served two year in the U.S. Army during WW
II. After the service Ken worked for St. Paul Hoist for a year and
then returned to the home farm where he started dairy farming until
he sold the farm in 1972.
Ken married Rosella M. Trask Nov. 29,
1972. After marriage they lived in Spring Valley until 1978 when
they moved to Menomonie where Ken was the head of maintenance at the
Elmwood Senior Citizens Housing in Menomonie for all most 30 years.
Ken is survived by a stepson, Maurice Trask of Menomonie; and a
special friend, Sue McCann also of Menomonie; several cousins and
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosella in 1997; and
a brother, Sheldon Nelson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday July 19, 2010, 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 one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the
Richard C. Nelson
Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 24, 2010, A6
Richard Conrad Nelson, age 84, passed away Friday, February 19, 2010
at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin after a long
He was born August 4, 1925 in Menomonie, Wisconsin to Christ and
Gladys Nelson and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1944, the
same year he married Shirley Jean Husby. After Shirley’s death, he
married Bonnie Nelson in 1985. He lived in Menomonie his entire life
other than during his army years (1944-1946) when he served in Japan
He was employed by American Materials in Eau Claire as a Heavy
Equipment Operator and was a member of Operating Engineers’ Local
139. He loved the outdoors and particularly liked to see it from the
window of one of his classic cars (he was a member of the Red Cedar
Classic Car Club for over 30 years) or from a small aircraft (he
became a licensed pilot in the 1960s). He was a member of the
Experimental Aircraft Association and looked forward to the EAA’s
AirVenture at Oshkosh each year. He also enjoyed RVing and camping
at Chippewa Bottoms and was a lifelong member of Our Savior’s
Richard is survived by his wife Bonnie Nelson; his son, Kris
(Becky) Nelson, and daughter, Pam (Ron) Johnson, as well as his
stepdaughters, Rhonda (Tony) Brock-Servais, Donnette (Rick)
Steinberger, and Julie Lail; his grandchildren Greg (Robin) Gynnild,
Sara (Josh) Hansen, Michelle (Dirk) Van Onselder, Brandon
(Christina) Donley, Ami (Bill) Suchan, Anne (Matt) Priester, Ross
Nelson, Matthew, Lauryn, Megan, and Hannah Steinberger, and Devon
Buckley, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren. Richard is also
survived by his sister, Phyllis Kraft; sister-in-law, Judy Nelson;
cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends in addition to his
beloved pet Pomeranian, Lacey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Nelson, their
infant daughter Peggy Jo Nelson, and daughter, Connie Gynnild; his
grandson Troy Donley; brother, Donald Nelson, and brother-in-law,
Visitation will be held at Olson's Funeral Home in Menomonie from
5-8 pm on Tuesday, the 23rd of February, 2010. Funeral services will
be at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, the
Many people are owed thanks for their care and concern for
Richard including the staff at Syverson Lutheran Home and Dr.
William Maierhofer. A special thank you goes to Northwest Wisconsin
Richard was a man who loved animals and the outdoors. Like his
idol Richard Proenneke, author of One Man’s Wilderness, he was a man
of physical stamina and wisdom, a straight-forward, matter-of-fact
man. Yet, he was not without whimsy and joy; he shared the
occasional ice cream cone with his dogs and was even known to cook a
breakfast for them.
The EAA memorializes its members with this line: “Gone West: Not
alone into the sunset but into the company of friends who have gone
before.” Goodbye Richard, your family and friends that remain will
look to the west and fondly remember.
Helen L. Neman
Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2010, A6
Helen Lawler Neman, age 96, of Menomonie, formerly of Land O'Lakes,
died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Red Cedar medical Center in
Helen was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Lyndon Station. She
was the daughter of Dr. Thomas and Anna (Moore) Lawler. Helen
graduated with honors from Marquette University where she met her
husband, Edward Louis Neman. They were married in 1939 and lived
more than 60 years in Land O'Lakes where they owned Neman's Grocery
Helen believed strongly in community involvement and was an
active member of the founding organizations for the Phelps Hospital,
the Land O'Lakes Library and St. Albert's Catholic Church, and she
also served on the school board.
Helen is survived by her sons, Thomas (JoAnn) Neman of Beverly
Hills, Mi., and Edward (Nancy) Neman of Tucson, Az.; daughter,
Margaret (Richard) Leventhal of Menomonie; daughter-in-law, Colleen
(Paul) Neman of LaCrosse; six grandchildren, Emily (Daniel)
Levanthal, Joseph (Catherine) leventhal, Paul (Meaghan) Neman,
Katherine (Adam) Berliner, Mary Neman and Thomas Leventhal; and five
great-grandchildren. Helen is also survived by her nephew, John
(Marge) Eckenroad, and niece, Ann (William) Hittman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward, a son,
Paul; and sisters, Mary (John) Eckenroad and Margaret Lawler.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Oak Hill
Cemetery in Land O'Lakes.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving
Marla Belle Ness
Dunn County News, Sun. Aug. 15, 2010, A6
Marla Belle Ness, 67, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the
Oakwood Villa Nursing Home, Altoona.
Marla was born on March 22, 1943, in Dunn County to Harry and Helen
(Johnson) Wilcox. She was a 1960 graduate of Colfax High School.
Marla married Leonard Ness, Sr. on Dec. 7, 1963, at Hope Lutheran
Church in Downsville. They had three children and shared the love of
many activities including camping and flea markets. Marla also
enjoyed crocheting, selling Watkins, and spending time with her
Marla is survived by her husband, Leonard Sr.; son, Leonard, Jr.
(Casey) Ness of Chippewa Falls; daughter, Rebecca Ness of Eau
Claire; grandchildren, Jonathan, Kesa, Jasmine and Jordan; sisters,
Avis Hitz of Eau Claire, Pat (Tom) Peterson of Hubert, N.C., and
Ruth (Wayne) Whitman of Cumberland; brother, Edward (Karen) Wilcox
of Cabot, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews.
Marla was preceded in death by her daughter, Lorrinda Belle;
grandson, Justin Ness; her parents; siblings, Donald, Duane, Donna
and Delma Rose; her maternal and paternal grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, at
Smith Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Randy J. Olson officiating. Friends
may call one hour before the service. Inurnment will be at Sherman Cemetery, Township of Sherman, Dunn
A. Carl Newton
Dunn County News, Sun, April 3, 2011, A6
A. Carl Newton, 82, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in
Carl Newton was born Aug. 3 1928, in Waterloo, Iowa, to
Leo and Edmer Newton.
He was raised in Waterloo and spent his first 25 years there. He
worked in the wholesale heating and plumbing business. On Oct. 29,
1949, he married Dorothy Goodall. To that union eight children were
born: seven daughters and one son. They left Waterloo and Carl
worked in different jobs for several years and then they settled in
Amery. Dorothy passed away in 1976 after a short bout with cancer.
Carl worked for a heating and plumbing wholesaler and then in
Real Estate. In 1981, he married Joyce Homer Keller, and they lived
in Amery until retiring in 1990 and moving to Menomonie.
Carl attended Catholic School for 13 years and has always been
thankful for that education. He thanked the Lord everyday for his
wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His favorite time was spent hunting and fishing, especially
hunting in the mountains and fishing on the beach in Englewood, Fla.
Carl had a great admiration for nature and the out-of-doors and
instilled that in his children. Many stops where made to point out a
bird, a deer or some beauty of nature. He enjoyed time spent with
Carl is survived by his wife, Joyce; seven daughters, Barbara
(Paul) Framsted of Aurora, Colo., Theresa (John) Murtha of Baldwin,
Peggy (John) Kuhl of Amery, Linda (Jay) Wittstock of Annandale,
Minn., Jean (Terry) Gifford of College Station, Texas, Betty (Jay)
Monson of Baldwin, and Patty (Jeff) Knutson of Amery;
daughter-in-law, Andrea Newton of Amery; 20 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two step-children, Jeff
(Joanne) Keller of Menomonie and Julie (Andy) Olson of Land-O-Lakes,
Fla.; and four step-grandchildren and two step-great-granddaughters;
one sister, Patricia (John) Wade of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
sisters-in-law, Rita Newton of Waterloo, Iowa, and Betty-Lou (Lorn)
Fuhrman of Menomonie; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Carolyn) Homer; and
many nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Edmer Newton;
his first wife, Dorothy (Goodall); his son, Daniel in 2001; three
brothers, Joseph, James and Kenneth Newton; and one sister, Bev
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 9, 2011, at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. with
services at 11 a.m. Cremation internment will be at about 3 p.m. at
Amery Cemetery in Amery. Memorials will benefit the African
Arrangements are being made by the family
Franklin A. Niesen
Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 8, 2010, A6
Franklin Arthur Niesen, age 78, originally from Mound, Minn., passed
away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical
Center in Menomonie.
A memorial service was held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
in Mound. There will be at committal service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
8, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. To express condolences
online, please visit obituaries at
Lenore I. Norby
Dunn County News, Wed, July 14, 2010, A6
Lenore I. Norby, age 79, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, July 11,
2010, at Spring Valley Health Care Center.
The former Lenore
Idella Holte was born May 31, 1931, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn
County, to Albert and Alvera "Dolly" (Sylte) Holte. She was raised
in the Sand Creek area and later graduated from Colfax High School
Lenore married LaMoine Norby on July 15, 1950, in Sand Creek. In
1953 they moved to Menomonie and then moved to Minneapolis, Minn. in
1974 where Lenore worked as a seamstress at Abbott Northwestern
Hospital until 1989. Her husband preceded her in death in 1988, and
Lenore returned to Menomonie in 1989.
Lenore was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
She enjoyed fishing, knitting, going to the theater and traveling,
but her greatest joy was her grandchildren who she loved taking care
of. Her family was very important to her and Lenore always put them
first. She will be sadly missed.
Lenore is survived by two sons and one daughter, Richard Norby of
Menomonie, Douglas Norby of Chippewa Falls and Lora Norby of
Albuquerque, N.M.; her grandchildren, Nathan and Donna Norby, Paula
Lokrantz, Robert and Brent Norby, Michael and Nicholas Norby, Jessy
Norby, Chastity Desomone and Richard Baier; 12 great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Patricia Paulsrud of Eau Claire, Carol (Jerry) Dodge
of Chetek and Alicia (Gordy) Behling of Spring Valley; nieces,
nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LaMonie
Norby; a sister, Jean Hintzman; a brother, Dennis Holte; two sons,
Emanuel and Gary Norby; and a grandson, Dustin Baier.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15,
2010. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Roy
Harrisville officiating. Visitation will follow the service until 7
p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
Mildred J. Nysted
Dunn County News, Sun. Jan. 15, 2012, A6
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