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Kristi Ann (Hanson) Teigen

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

Kristi Ann Teigen, of rural Glenwood City, passed to heaven on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kristi was born in River Falls and raised on the Hanson's "Oakdale Farm." She attended the Ames Lab School, River Falls Senior High and the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

She married Scott Teigen in 1974 and celebrated the birth of her sons, Travis in 1979 and Brian, in 1984.

In her formative years, Kristi's interests centered around 4-H (horses, cows, sheep), horse shows, college rodeo, trail riding, band, choir and piano. As an adult, Kristi further developed these interests and added bell choir, nurturing of students of all ages (and hosting international exchange students), and was an avid supporter of student athletics. She was a member of the Wisconsin Draft Horse Association, the Manes and Tails Carriage club, the Glenwood City Holy Cross Lutheran church, Luther Point Bible Camp, Glenwood Area Historical Society, St. Croix County 4-H, and numerous other groups and committees.

Kristi traveled extensively, but most cherished her annual visits to ride horse in the Teddy Roosevelt National Park the Badlands of Medora N.D., and to enjoy the Amish countryside of Pennsylvania.

Kristi had a robust passion for driving fine carriages and her own "home-grown horses," exhibiting her extensive talents driving teams in the National Circus Parades in Milwaukee and Baraboo, the Aquatennial Parades in Minneapolis, the St. Paul Winter Carnivals, and numerous parades and funerals. She most enjoyed, however, driving carriages with her family and friends on the Teigen's beautiful Blues Creek Farm.

Kristi cherished family and friends, the farmland fields, hills, woods and streams, the caring for the horses, cows, sheep, and chickens that passed through her life. She was the consummate farm girl all of her life. She leaves a rich and wonderful hoof print on the hearts of her family and many, many friends.

Kristi is preceded in death by her grandparents; father-in-law, Marvin Teigen; and aunt, Dr Margaret Williams.

She is survived by husband, Scott of Glenwood City; two sons, Travis and Brian both of Glenwood City; parents, C. Edward and Betty Hanson; mother-in-law, Doris Teigen of Glenwood City; three brothers and one sister, Charley Hanson, Peter Hanson, Siri (Greg) Smith and Paul (LeeAnn) Hanson all of River Falls; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Lee (Trisha) Teigen and Jeanne Krizan (friend, John) and Dean (Jennifer) Teigen; nieces and nephews, Kim Ross, Stephanie Nichols, Joey Teigen, Kollie Teigen, Daniel Krizan, Diana Krizan, Cole Hanson and Shelby Hanson. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends who she loved so dearly.

A memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with Reverend Ralph Thompson officiating. Friends visited with the family from 1 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church.

Memorials should be directed to: The Glenwood City Holy Cross Lutheran church bell choir and building fund, the Luther Point Bible Camp, the Glenwood City Schools "Topper Partnership Plan" for the advancement of education opportunities for all children, The Wisconsin Draft Horse Association and the Manes and Tails Carriage Club.

Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home of Glenwood City.

Arlene J. Thatcher

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

Arlene Jane Thatcher age 82, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at her home peacefully with family at her side, along with hospice of Northwest Wisconsin Homecare.

Arlene was born July 14, 1928, in Eau Claire, to Alvin and Gertrude (Tucker) Annis. She grew up in the Annis Creek area. She later married Clifford Thatcher (an Irishman) on March 17, 1944, which was on St. Patrick's Day, in Stillwater, Minn. Arlene and Clifford farmed in Knapp with a joint effort by Clifford's siblings and children of their own until 1972. Later, Arlene retired in Boyceville. She also worked for the Community Center in Boyceville, helping to serve seniors. Arlene enjoyed family, homemaking and visiting with friends. She was a mother to many.

Arlene is survived by five children, Doris Kegen of Knapp, Dick (Minda) Thatcher of Boyceville, Robert (Diane) Thatcher of Knapp, Jerry (Roberta) Thatcher of Knapp, and Jane Thatcher of Boyceville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister; Lila Supri of Menomonie; as well as nieces, nephews and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clifford; sisters, Marion Newman, Francis Pickard, Dorothy McClelland, Jeanette Drury and Charlotte Lawrence; brothers, Lloyd Annis, Marvin Annis and Elmer Annis; and an infant son.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Tim Matthaei officiating. There will be visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

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

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

Charles Llewellyn Thomas, age 86, of Menomonie, passed away on Jan. 10, 2010, at Dunn County Health Care Center.

Born in Menomonie, April 27, 1923, son of Harry and Clara (Youngren) Thomas. Attended Menomonie schools, served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII. Graduated from UW-Stout — BS 1951, MS 1955 and University of Northern Colorado — Ed.D, 1964. Married Ruth Mathey and together they raised three children — Larry, Lynn and Paul.

His teaching career included Colorado Springs High School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Northern Illinois University, and University of Wisconsin-Stout in the field of printing and graphic arts. He loved flying and was a private pilot. He also was a “ham” radio operator, enjoyed photography, hunting and fishing.

Chuck was probably most proud of his aerospace education accomplishments. For eight summers, he organized an aerospace education course for industrial education teachers to establish airplane construction classes in their high schools. Each summer, a small plane was constructed at Stout and displayed at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 62 years; two sons, Larry (Evelyn) Thomas of San Jose, Calif., and Paul (Shelley) Thomas of Roberts; a daughter, Lynn (Bruce) Peterson of Pepin; nine grandchildren, Brian (Angie) Tremblay, David (Lauren) Tremblay, Steven (Wendy) Tremblay, Jamie (Jason) Seeba, Rachel Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Rebecca Thomas, Allison Thomas and Russell Thomas; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Tremblay, Elia Tremblay and Arwen Thomas; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Alan Reed; and brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Virginia Thomas.

His family expresses deep appreciation for the compassionate care he received at Care Partners Assisted Living, Red Cedar Medical Center and Dunn County Health Care Center.

Visitation will be at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. A memorial service will be at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Rob MacDougall officiating, and military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. There will also be visitation one hour preceding the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to First Congregational Church UCC-Building Fund or Stout University Foundation, Charles Thomas Memorial.

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

Reverend James Thunstrom

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

Reverend James Thunstrom died at home in Fall Creek on Thursday, July 16, 2009. He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in May.

Jim was born on April 2, 1945 in Rush City, MN to Fillmore and Cleo (Waldhoff) Thunstrom. He had seven siblings, all sisters.

After graduating from seminary, he was appointed to be a pastor for the Wisconsin United Methodist Conference. He served rural and small town churches all around the state, most recently Colfax and Tainter churches. While serving the Altoona UMC, he met and married Susan Gardow. Jim retired just a few weeks ago.

Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a voracious reader, enjoyed the works of C.S. Lewis and A.W. Tozer in particular. James was very outgoing and was not afraid to talk to anyone about Jesus Christ.

Awaiting him in the kingdom of heaven are his parents, a sister, Michelle and a granddaughter Kali.

Jim is survived by his wife, Susan;  four sons, Jack (Jodie) Thunstrom of Germantown, Jon (Nicole) Thunstrom of Monroe, Joseph Thunstrom of Fall Creek and Jesse Thunstrom of Eau Claire; six sisters, Judith Renard, Camille Rainer, Valerie Mitthun, Sheryl Quick, Renee Dimich and Jewell Peterson; seven grandchildren, James, Brett, Travis, Amber, Marissa, Andrew and Kalin Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A private family service will be held at Tainter United Methodist Church. There will be a visitation open to all who wish to attend also at Tainter United Methodist Church from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Rev Jim requested memorials to Hope Mission a church school in Kenya c/o Hope Mission-Colfax United Methodist Church or Green Pasture Christian Outreach-P.O. Box 2260, Mbale, Uganda-East Africa. (+256 772 688 204).

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

Charles A. Tibbetts

Dunn County News, Wed. July 27, 2011, A6

Charles A. Tibbetts, 87, of Harvest, Ala., went home to be with the Lord Saturday at Tut Fann Veterans Home of Huntsville, Alabama.  He was born in Rice Lake, to Marvin Tibbetts and Inga Johnson Tibbetts in his grandparents’  Ingabord and Evan Johnson’s, home. He was the oldest of 10 children.

Charles graduated from Durand High School in 1945; then served in the Army at the European Theater and Pacific Theater in WWII. He married Caryll Wheeler in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1944. Charles attended college at Stout State from 1946 to 1949, during which time he became a letter carrier from 1948 until 1979. Charles carried out of Menomonie from 1949 to 1974, and was a rural letter carrier out of Knapp  from 1974 to 1979 when he retired June 14, 1979.  He then moved to Port Orchard, Wash., in July 1979 where he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as a terminal repair person from 1980 to 1985. Charles moved back to New Richmond in 1995, then to Harvest, Ala., in February of 2000.   

Survivors include wife, Caryll M. Tibbetts of Harvest, Ala.; two daughters, Trudy Dawn Leverenz and husband, Terry, of Leavenworth, Wash.,  and J. Michelle Tibbetts of  Warsaw, Poland; four sons, Stephan C. Tibbetts and wife, Connie, of Anaheim, Calif., Tod C. Tibbetts and wife, Peggy, of Silt, Colo., Daniel J. Tibbetts and wife, Mary, of Appleton, and Tyler M. Tibbetts and wife, Sheri, of Harvest, Ala.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Baptist Church in Harvest, Ala. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor Andy Wisner and Pastor Eric Swinney officiating.  Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.  Laughlin Service Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Life Baptist Church Missions Fund; 7640 Wall Triana Hwy, Harvest, AL 35749.

Gladys L. (Draland) Tietz

Dunn County News, Sun. Feb. 6, 2011, A6

Gladys Leona (Draland) Tietz, age 94, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1916, to August and Mathilda (Olson) Draland in Boyceville. She married Albert Tietz on Aug. 15, 1935, in Nelson.

Gladys was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She was also a member of the Lucas Women's Club and the Beaver Creek Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, playing cards and bowling.  Gladys was a loving person to all who knew her.

Gladys is survived by children, Ronald (Donna) Tietz, Joanne (Gordon) Dougherty, Dawn (Michael) Steinmeyer; and grandchildren, Nancy (Roger) Steinmeyer, William Tietz, Gregory (Amy) Tietz, Karen (Tietz) Otto, Susan (Pat) Olsem, Gary Dougherty, Melissa (Augusto) Perez, Janelle (John) Johnson and Brittany Steinmeyer; 20 great-grandchildren, Cory (Jennifer) Steinmeyer, Troy (Jennifer) Steinmeyer, Lindsay Jo (Scott) Barnhart, Heather Tietz, Ryan Tietz, RaeAnne (Shem) Biebert, Kaitlyn, Zachery, Jacob, Joshua Isaac, Faith and Emily Tietz, Jordan and Aaron Otto, Alyssa and Emily Olsem, Eva and Vincent Perez and Delaney Johnson; five great-great-grandchildren, Gracie, Sam, Jack, Cashton Steinmeyer and Kyah Jo Barnhart; a brother-in-law, Helge Abrahamson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Tietz; sisters, Amy (Draland) Joslin, Rose Draland, brothers, Oris, Alton, Amos, Morris and Roy Draland;  sisters-in-law, Sadie, Marion, Eva Draland, Alice Abrahamson and Irma Tietz; and brothers-in-law, Marion Joslin, Robert Tietz and Clarence Tietz.

Gladys' family would like to thank Pastor Steve Schmeling and Pastor Brett Voigt for their prayers and visits, and Dr. Walker, the Red Cedar Medical Center staff, and the American Lutheran Home for all their loving care, and for all others who visited her during her stay at the American Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.   There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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

Eugene V. Tilseth

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

Eugene V. Tilseth, age 82, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 1, 1927, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Louie and Alma (Weide) Tilseth. He was raised in the Menomonie area, attended Ideal Grade School and Menomonie High School.

Eugene married Shirley Hammond on Dec. 21, 1960. He did roofing and siding until moving back to Menomonie in 1972, where he farmed in the Town of Spring Brook for many years. He loved farming and milking cows. He also loved baseball and football, and was an especially big fan of the Brewers and Packers.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Donna Douglas of Eau Claire; a son, Carl (Jody) Tilseth of Menomonie; grandson, Trevor (Lauren) Tilseth of Menomonie; great-granddaughter, Gabriella Tilseth; sister, Shirley Goers of Menomonie; brother, David Tilseth of Eagan, Minn.; sister-in-law, Vivian Tilseth of Menomonie; and also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Allen, Donald and Gerald Tilseth; an infant sister, Geraldine Tilseth; a brother-in-law, Fred Goers; a sister-in-law, Carol Tilseth; and two nephews, Eric Tilseth and Spencer Tilseth.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Gary Black officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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

Wanda Mae Timm

Dunn County News, Sun. March 4, 2012, A6

Wanda Mae Timm, age 89, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's.

Wanda was born in Lola, Ky., on March 17, 1922, to Henry and Reba (Tolley) Utz.  She graduated from Salem Kentucky High School in 1940, and married James "Moody" Davis in 1944.  They resided in San Diego, Calif., until his death in 1955.

Wanda married Lester Timm June 15, 1958, in Campbellsport.  Lester died in 1978.  

During her long life, Wanda worked as a store manager, a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, did office work, and served as an election judge in Menomonie.

Volunteering was her true calling.  Prior to her illness, Wanda was an active member and volunteer at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, where she served on the Ladies Aid and Altar Society.  Wanda also logged more than 12,000 volunteer hours at Myrtle Werth Medical Center over more than 20 years.

Family and friends will remember Wanda for always having a smile on her face, for having a kind word for everyone she greeted, and for her endless compassion and caring for others.  Her naturally kind spirit endured despite the effects of Alzheimer's.  Wanda's family would especially like to thank the caring staff, her team from Community Health Partnership, as well as the Dunn County Health Care Center, for providing Wanda with so many years of outstanding care.

Preceding Wanda in death were her parents; her husbands, James and Lester; her brother, Blythe Utz; stepson, Terry Timm; and grandson, Andrew Berger.

Wanda is survived by a daughter, Carol (John) Berger of Woodbury, Minn.; a son, James (Debra) Timm of Omaha, Neb.; a stepson, John (Susan) Timm of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew,  Alex, John Jr., Susie and Greg; special friend,  Delores Wolfe; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, with Rev. Martin Wegner officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in St. Michael's Cemetery, Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers are Barry Schafhauser and Alan Timm.  Bearers are David Labs, Jay Fahl, Scott Husby, Scott Wheeler, Jon Hove and Charles Krueger.

Keehr Funeral Home, (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Priscilla J. Timper

Dunn County News, Sun. Nov. 7, 2010, A6 & A8

Priscilla J. Timper, age 67, of Wheeler, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Dunn County Health Care Center, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Priscilla was born June 7, 1943, in Escanaba, Mich., to Walter and Barbara (Simonick) Tomich. She lived in Mississippi while her father served in World War II and later in Menominee, Mich., where she graduated from Menominee High School.

Priscilla received a B.A. degree in psychology in 1970 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a M.S. degree in sociology in 1972 from Utah State University. Her M.S. thesis was entitled "An Acculturation Study of Japanese-American Buddhists in Northern Utah." She received a Ph.D. degree in sociology in 1981 from Utah State University. Her dissertation was entitled "The Relationship Between the Adoption of Modern Farm Practices and the Participation of Farm Women in Farm Tasks." Many hours were spent working with farm women throughout western Wisconsin for her dissertation.

Upon graduation from high school, Priscilla worked as Clerk of Probate and Juvenile Court and Court Stenographer for Menominee County, Michigan. She also worked as a substitute teacher for the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Public Schools and was a sociology instructor from 1972 to 1977 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She later worked on the family farm and architectural business with her husband.

Priscilla married her high school sweetheart, Hans Timper, on Aug. 29, 1964, in Menominee, Mich..

Priscilla was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed greatly by her family. She will be remembered for her commitment to family and exceptional tolerance. Priscilla enjoyed working in her flower gardens, reading, writing, traveling, and most of all spending time with her grandsons.

Priscilla is survived by her husband of 46 years, Hans; her son, Nat (Ilona) of Wheeler; her grandsons, Luke and Mark of Wheeler; her brothers and sisters, Leonard (Kathleen) of Oak Creek, Ann Pape of Menominee, Mich., Jim (Beth) of Menominee, Mich., Robert of Menominee, Mich., Frances Zimmerman (Paul) of San Angelo, Texas, Carol Sporrer of Menominee, Mich., Esther Micheals (Frank) of Marinette; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Barbara Tomich.

Any memorials received will be designated by the family to a need in the local community. The family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Rhiel Funeral Home, 2317 Schneider Ave. South East, in Menomonie, with the Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon before the memorial service at the Rhiel Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank hospice and the staff of the Dunn County Health Care Center for exceptional care.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com
Evelyn G. Todd

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 8, 2010, A6

Evelyn G. Todd, age 94, of Eau Galle, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Evelyn was born on April 27, 1916, in Eau Galle. She was the daughter of William and Emma (Lehman) Kelm. Evelyn grew up in the Eau Galle and Elmwood area and attended Hall Country School.  She worked for families around the area for a short while.

Evelyn married Galen Todd on Oct. 23, 1934, in Plum City. After marriage, they had their son, Leonard, and they farmed together in Eau Galle for all of her life. She also worked in the Durand Canning factory and Huntsinger Farms for several years. Until just recently, she lived at her home in Eau Galle.

Evelyn loved to play the accordion and sing in nursing homes around the area in a group called "”he Old Grannies.” She loved to cultivate corn, mow the lawn and winter trips to Florida and Arizona. Evelyn will always be remembered for her sugar cookies, which she never gave out the recipe for.

While the family was out haying, she would make a homemade chocolate cake every day that the family would run in grab in between loads. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially sneaking coffee to her grandchildren.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 75 years, Galen; one son, Leonard (Geri) of Elmwood; four grandchildren, Tammy Baier of Eau Galle, Gerilen (Bill) Anderson of Baldwin, Traci (Richard) White of Menomonie and Ty (Kathy) of Elmwood; 15 great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Sand of Eau Galle; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Viola Kelm and Alice Glaus.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Durand United Methodist Church in Durand. Dan Richardson will officiate. Burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

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

Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

Betty J. Trainor

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

Betty J. Trainor, age 81, of Menomonie, died, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

She was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Menomonie to Fred and Olga (Johnson) Draeger. She was a graduate of Menomonie High School and worked as a telephone operator for a short time and was a career Avon Lady. Betty met John Trainor and they were married on Sept. 24, 1948, at the Peace Lutheran Parsonage in Menomonie, by Pastor Werth. They farmed their whole life in Lucas Township. She and John were partners in farming where they milked up to 47 head of cows and raised six children, who she motivated with her enthusiasm.

Betty was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, served many terms on the Menomonie School Board and was also treasurer for the Town of Lucas.

She loved deer hunting and fishing, having fished with her father from a young age at Lambs Creek. The fishing trips she and John took to Canada and Alaska were highlights in her life; and as long as she caught one more fish than John, she was happy. She also was a tremendous baker and cook. Betty had a large garden and would "can" the harvest out of it as well as the black berries she enjoyed picking. She enjoyed playing cards over the years and also loved her spare time "casino runs" for relaxation.

Betty is survived by her husband, John of Menomonie; six children, Steve (Christine) of Gordon, Jerry (Rhonda) of Menomonie, Ron (Yvonne) of Menomonie, Jeff (Julie) of Menomonie, Lori (Dave) Howe of Menomonie and Linda (Mike) Cornelison of Chanhassen, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on the way (at last report); one sister, Fran Deila of S. St. Paul, Minn./ Bonita Springs, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Olga Draeger; one grandson, Christopher Trainor; one sister, Lillian Buckley; and one brother, Earl Draeger.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Heather Kistner officiating. Friends may call Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Memorials will be given by the family to the Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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

Lorraine M. Trainor

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

Lorraine M. Trainor, age 76, of Menomonie, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Lorraine Mary Howe was born April 8, 1933, in Menomonie, to Carl and Anna (Brehm) Howe. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1951.

Lorraine married William E. Trainor on April 8, 1952, in Decorah, Iowa. They farmed for more than 30 years in the Town of Lucas.

Lorraine was a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where she was active in the women's group, especially with quilting. She also helped in the church office with bulletins and newsletters. She was very creative and enjoyed making crafts and she had a special love for making angels. She enjoyed shopping at Goodwill, eating out at the Family Restaurant, and going on bus trips on Greg's bus. Lorraine had a really great sense of humor and loved her family. She will be sadly missed.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Rick (Carol) Trainor of Menomonie, Carla (Larry) Prochnow of Menomonie, Kimberly (David) Vlcek of Eau Claire and Joel (Doreen) Trainor of Menomonie; grandchildren, Paula (Todd) Schillinger, Ashley Trainor (fiancé Curt Sullivan), Brent (Alicia) Prochnow, Ross Prochnow (Sherry Hellendrung), Jeremy Vlcek (Nicole Holthaus), Vanessa Erickson, Levi (Anita) Vlcek, Duane Vlcek (Ashley Warner), Justin Trainor and Kara Trainor; 22 great-grandchildren and three on the way; her brothers and sisters, Annella Frank, Maurice (Eileen) Howe and Ozzie (Ivy) Howe; a sister-in-law, Marie Howe; her special friend, Ivelyn Brown; her cat, "Cosmo;" as well other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; a brother, Eugene Howe; and brother-in-law, Elmer Frank.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Lorraine's family would like to express their thanks to the care providers at the Dunn County Health Care Center, especially Penny, Deanna, Jodi and Vickie, and to Muriel Schultz, who provided care in so many ways to Lorraine and her family - you made this difficult journey much easier.

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

Randy D. Trask

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

Randy Trask, age 57 of Menomonie, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 20l0, in a car accident.

He was born on Feb. l2, l953, in Menomonie, to Morrie and Delores (Cincoski) Trask.

Randy was raised in Menomonie where he attended grade school and graduated from Menomonie High School. He later graduated from Stout University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Randy served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1975.

On Nov. 23, l978, he married Christine Weyers in Durand. He was married to Christine for 30 years. Randy was employed at RBC Wealth Management as First Vice President-Financial Consultant.

Randy is survived by his wife of 30 years marriage; his son, Jason Trask; his daughter, Joanna Trask; his father, Morrie Trask (Sue MCann); step-sister, Jackie Olson (Bob) Krueger; step-brother, Gary Olson; an aunt, Geri Trask; an uncle, Gordon (Jean) Cincoski; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores; an uncle, Eugene Trask; grandparents and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April l6, 2010, at the Olson Funeral Home, 615 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (14107 Hudson Road S., Afton, Minn., 55001) with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Craig L. Tuttle

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 2010, A6

Craig L. Tuttle, age 53, of Chippewa Falls, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home.

He was born March 17, 1956, in Lake Preston, S.D., to Max and Shirley (Johnson) Tuttle. He was raised in Arlington, S.D., where he graduated from Arlington High School in 1974. He studied electronics in vocational school and graduated from Cardinal Stritch College with a B.A. in business.

Craig was employed with the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Station. He then moved to Wisconsin and was employed at 3-M Manufacturing in Menomonie for a number of years. He was later employed with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, working on electronics at the Stanley Prison.

Craig was a pilot and loved to fly. He also enjoyed projects that utilized his computer skills; he was a ham radio operator and enjoyed playing racquetball. Craig loved his family and will be sadly missed.

Craig is survived by his daughter, Katlyn A. Kistner of Eau Claire; his ex-wife, Judith A. Kistner of Eau Claire; a brother, Curtis (Karla) Tuttle of Arlington, S.D.; a niece, Jennifer Tuttle; nephews, Jason and Ryan Tuttle; an uncle, Don Tuttle; an aunt, Corrine (James) Melstad; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Shirley Tuttle.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor David Whelan officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Arlington Municipal Cemetery in Arlington, S.D., at a later date.

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

Eugene E. Tylee

Dunn County News, Wed. Oct. 5, 2011, A6

Eugene E. Tylee, age 87, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Gene was born Dec.15, 1923, in Menomonie, to Albert and Lulu (Cantrell) Tylee.  He attended school in Menomonie, and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during WWII.

 Gene married Marjorie Brandenburg on April 6, 1946, in Battle Creek, Mich.  They moved to Menomonie in 1948, and in 1983 moved to Boyceville, where he was a member of Hay River Lutheran Church for 30 years.

Gene worked for Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company for 33 years.  He loved horses; they were his pastime and favorite hobby of all.  He started the breed known as the "Bel-ony" in 1976.  In 1989 Gene started pulling the Leinenkugels Beer Wagon with his six-horse hitch, in parades and festivals, and continued that for 22 years.  He also participated in numerous parades throughout the years.

Gene is survived by daughter, Darlinda (Jerry) Schroeder of Noxon, Mont.; three sons,  Larry "Luke" (Linda) Tylee  and Doug (Barb) Tylee all of Menomonie, and Todd (Gena) Tylee of Minong; 11 grandchildren,  Angie (Stacy) Raney of Hartville, Mo., Carrie (Jim) Liaromatis of Willard, Mo., Luke (Beth) Tylee of Atoka, Tenn., Lacey (Roy) Wilson of Shawno, Dustin (Justine) Leach of Burnsville, Minn., Jill (Keith) Nemec of Rhinelander, Gretchen (Dale) Hartung of New Berlin,  Brian Tylee (Kristi Smieja) of Eau Claire,  Jessica Flores (Mike Nelson), Cheyanne Flores and Gene Tylee all of Minong; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie, in 2002; and brothers, Tom and Bob Tylee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Hay River Lutheran Church with Pastor David Sands officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

 

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