Dunn County Obituaries

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Emma M. Klatt

March 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Services were held March 21, at Peace Lutheran Church, for Emma (Grandma) Klatt, 97, Rt. 2, Menomonie. She died March 18 at the Myrtle Werth Medical Center.

Rev. Alan Kelsey officiate, with burial in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Emma Klatt was born Feb. 15, 1884, to Wilhelm and Johanna Theel Fisher, in Germany. She came to the United States with her parents as a child and has lived in Menomonie since. She was married in 1903 to Emil Klatt, in Menomonie. Klatt has lived at the Dunn county Health Care Center the last few years.

She is survived by one son Norman, Menomonie; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Inez Nell Dix Smith Hermann

Dunn County News, July 1966
Submitted with corrections by Linda Deutsch Lambert

Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Hermann, 64, of 115 4th Ave. West, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Eldon Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Eau Galle cemetery.

Mrs. Hermann died Sunday afternoon, July 17, 1966 while visiting relatives at Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Phyllis) Deutsch, Seattle, Wash.; one son, Robert F. Smith, Seattle, Wash; one step-daughter, Mrs. Frank (Carole) Kadie, Toolesville, Md.; one brother, Harry Dix, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Donovan (Lela) King, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Gary (Merle) Johnson, Royal Oak, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was born June 11, 1902 in the town of Sherman to Frank and Angie Wieman Dix and was married June 11, 1921 to Grant Stevens Smith, who died in December, 1950. In October, 1955, she was married to Edward J. Hermann, who died last year.

Alvin Hage

December 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Alvin, 79, 2121 4th St. E., died Monday morning, Dec. 7, at his home.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Bipes officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Stanton Funeral Home 3-9 p.m., Wednesday, and until the time of services Thursday.

Alvin Hage was born December 1, 1902, in the Tramway area. He married Mabel Fisher June 29, 1945 in Menomonie. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Stout until his retirement in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel, of Menomonie, and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ever A. Dahl, Jr.

August 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Funeral services for Ever A. Dahl, Jr., 75, Rt. 6, Menomonie, are 1:30 p.m., August 12, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Hilmar Mostul officiating.

Interment is in the Halverson Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m., Wednesday, 9-11 p.m. Thursday, and at the Church one hour before services. Dahl died August 9 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1906, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, Dahl, the son of Ever and Anna Hanson Dahl, was raised in the Menomonie area. He served in the Army in WWII, then worked as maintenance engineer at Memorial Hospital for 22 years, retiring about 10 years ago.

He is survived by two brothers, John Dahl of Menomonie, Alvin Dahl, Bloomer; his sister, Agnes (Mrs. William) Watland, Rt. 3 Menomonie; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by the Olson Funeral Home.

Selah M. Stewart

September 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Selah Stewart, 82, formerly of Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

He was born on June 20, 1897, in Corning, N.Y., to William Henry McDougal and Carolyn Hamilton Stewart. He moved to Proctor, Minn., as a child and then to the Menomonie area where he farmed. He married Alva Eighmy on June 27, 1918, in the town of Spring Brook. He was a field man for Rusk Creamery and for the dairy in Ladysmith. He also did landscaping.

Services were held September 5 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Hilmar Mostul officiating. Burial was in Forest Center Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook.

Surviving are five sons; Clesson of Bloomer, Richard of Glen Flora, Alvin (Whitey), Thomas and Lenard, all of Menomonie; a daughter; Mrs. Donald
(Phyllis) Poquette, Ladysmith; a brother, Ivan of Proctor, Minn; three sisters: Marge Stewart, Proctor, Minn., Mrs. Robert (Verda) Kunitz, Farmington, Minn., and Thelma Hendricks, Belvidere, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son William in June 1968; and his wife, Alva, in December 1977.

Vera Turner

December 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Mrs. Vera A. Turner, 75, 1202 Tenth St., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital here.

The former Vera Kraft was born here and reared in the Downsville area. Following marriage to Jess Turner here on Dec. 17, 1919, she and her husband farmed in the Downsville area until retiring in 1959 and returning here.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Moris, North St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Raymond Hanson, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lambert, Menomonie, Mrs. Myron Washburn, Eau Galle; two brothers, Leon Kraft, Durand, Cyril Kraft, Rt. 2, Menomonie; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Downsville. Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home.

Funeral folder: Vera E. Turner Born October 23, 1901 Menomonie, Wis. Died December 16, 1976 Menomonie, Wis. Pall bearers: David Kraft, Jim Kraft, Lyle Kraft, Jack Sinz, LaVerne Sinz, and John Washburn.

Ira J. Kohnke

January 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Ira J. Kohnke, 78, 1708 Eighth St., Menomonie, died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1898, in Eau Claire county, to William and Bertha Kohnke. He married Mildred Thorne in 1922. She died in 1942. In 1947 he married Cecil Hodd. The couple farmed in the town of Red Cedar until their retirement in 1964 to Menomonie.

Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Raymond Birkner officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound. Friends may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home from 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 until noon on Friday, and at the Church from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Surviving are his wife, Cecil, at home; one son, Elmer, Rt. 2, Menomonie; two daughters; Mrs. Galen (Gwendolyn) Manske, Rt. 4 Menomonie, and Mrs. Maurice (Lenore) Trask, Menomonie; step-children: Donald Reid of Wheeler, Mrs. Doris Johnson, San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Wilfred (Mary) Olson, Menomonie, Raymond Reid, New Orleans, La., Mrs. Ruth Appleby, Riverside, Calif., and Laverne Hood, San Diego, Calif.; two brothers: Herman and Albert Kohnke, Elk Mound; two sisters: Mrs. Mabel Roth of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Linda Grant, Eau Claire; seven grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and one brother.

Agnes C. Moedy

June 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Agnes C. Moedy, 82, 1414 7th St., Menomonie, died on Tuesday, June 7, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

She was born on June 27, 1894, in Red Cedar to William and Mary Moedy. She was raised in this area and has lived here all of her life. She worked as a cook for many years at UW-Stout.

Surviving are a sister, Olga Moedy, Menomonie; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Larry I. Zessin officiating. Burial will be at the Iron Creek Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral folder: Pall bearers: Scott Holland, Steven Holland, James Odness, Clifford Rossler, Lee Scott and John Westphal

Alva Eighmy Stewart

December 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Services were held today for Mrs. Selah Stewart, 80, Route 4, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital here.

The former Alva Aighmy (misspelled) was born in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County and married Selah Stewart on June 27, 1918.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Poquette, Ladysmith; five sons, Clesson, Bloomer, Richard, Glen Flora, and Alvin, Thomas and Leonard, all of Menomonie; two brothers, Alvin and Percy, both of Menomonie; and three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Dodge, Eau Claire; Mrs. Clyde Ames, Elk Mound, and Mrs. John Hillman, Menomonie.

Burial was in the Forest Center Cemetery, rural Menomonie. The Olson Funeral Home here was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral folder: Born: April 2, 1897 Spring Brook, Dunn, Wis. Died: December 5, 1977 Menomonie, Wis. Pall bearers: Frank Poquette, Dan Stewart, Dennis Stewart, Greg Stewart, Sam Stewart and Scott Stewart.

Ragnhild Lee Hanson

May 1949
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Lewis Hanson passed away at her home Sunday evening, May 8, at 11 o'clock after a long period of illness.

Ragnhild Lee, daughter of Erick and Bertha Lee, was born April 20, 1870. She, with her parents, a sister and brother, came to this country May 17, 1884 directly to Downsville, where she spent most of her life and on the farm where she died. She lived in Menomonie for a short period of time while attending public school.

She was united in marriage to Lewis Hanson October 29, 1890. The lived in Downsville for a short time, from there they moved out on the farm which has been their home since. To this union seven children were born, Louise, (Bertha) Mrs. Fred Krueger, Herman, at home; Sewell, Baldwin; (Helen) Mrs. Clarence Fuller, Menomonie; (Bessie) Mrs. Paul Walhood, Wilson, also 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral was Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 1:30 from the house and 2 o'clock from the Calvary church, with interment in the Grandview cemetery, Rev. Norris Olson conducting the services.

Phila M. Quilling

March1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Phila M. Quilling, 89, Menomonie, died March 12, at her home. Funeral services were March 15, at the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Donald Iliff officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Phila Quilling was born Sept 15, 1891, to Peter and Emma VonDerheiden Sipple and raised in the township of Spring Brook. She married Arnold Quilling Sept. 28, 1912, at Iron Creek Church, and they farmed in the townships of Spring Brook and Red Cedar. She moved to Menomonie in 1949.

Survivors include one son, John Quilling, Rt. 3, Menomonie; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Doris) Brezina, Rt. 4, Menomonie; a sister, Edna Medtlie, Menomonie; one brother, Elmer Sipple, Pompano Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Quilling was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold, and one son, Marvin.

Esther A. Rollay

December 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Esther A. Rollay, 77, 1010 1/2 Wilson Ave. Menomonie, died Friday night, December 18, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, from injuries in a car accident.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Paul Roe and John Mittermaier officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Iron Creek.

Esther Windler was born Nov. 14, 1904, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. She married Paul W. Rollay May 21, 1927, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Iron Creek. They farmed in the area until 1968. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1981.

She is survived by one son, Jerome, Richfield, Minn.; a daughter, Dorothy Eimon, Osseo; two sisters, Dora Sell and Ella Hintz, both of Menomonie, and three grandchildren.

Stanton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Webb

December 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Josephine Webb, 78, formerly of Eau Galle, died Dec. 26, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Elmwood.

Funeral services were held today (Dec. 30) at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Eau Galle. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was born in Appleton and grew up in Dunn County. She married George Webb April 27, 1920 in Eau Galle. They farmed near Eau Galle for many years. She moved to the nursing home in 1980.

Survivors include her husband; five sons, Gerald, Ticonderoga, N.Y., Bernard, Decorah, Iowa, Laurence and William, both of Eau Galle, and David, Eau Claire; seven daughters, Cecilia Fedie and Sally Hayden, both of Eau Galle, Marcella Hurst, Little Chute, Joan Seipel and Judy Bland, both of St. Paul, Marilyn La Brec, Elkhart Lake, and Nancy Calaway, DePere; a brother, George Biesterveld, Little Chute; 70 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Raleigh Saxton

June 1974
Submitted by Carol Severson

Raleigh Saxton, 37, Rt. 3, Menomonie, drowned June 2, while wading in Chippewa River in the Town of Spring Brook.

Mr. Saxton was born July 1, 1936 and had lived in the Menomonie area most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Yolanda; six daughters, Berta, Ramona, Diana, all at home, Mrs. William Wilson, Royal and Donna, all of Menomonie; three sons, Albert, at home, David and Darren, both of Menomonie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Saxton, Rt. 3, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Grutt, Rt. 1, Elk Mound, Kay Ann Saxton, Cumberland; and a grandmother, Mrs. Bert Saxton, Dowagiac, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Center Church of the Nazarene, Spring Brook, with the Rev. Milton Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home Monday evening until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 1 p.m. until services.

Walter C. Grutt

March 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Walter C. Grutt, 86, Rt. 3, died Sunday morning, March 28, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

He was born in the Town of Hay River and farmed in the Town of Spring Brook more than 60 years. He was a supervisor on the town board for many years. He married Rose Larrabee June 28, 1917 at Elk Mound.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Vasey Jr., Menomonie, Mrs. Eugene Beaugrand, Pacifica, Calif., and Mrs. Gilbert Mowers, St. Paul; three brothers, Ed, Spooner, William, Menomonie, and Elery, Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene here, with burial in Forest Center Cemetery.

Dottie Pinch

November 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Howard Pinch, 55, Rt. 1, Menomonie, died at Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 25.

She was born Dottie M. Vernon on Dec. 29, 1920 in Menomonie. She married Howard Pinch on Aug. 21, 1937, in Eau Claire. They lived in the Menomonie area for the past 30 years. They were the owners and operators of Dottie's Tap for the past 16 years.

Services were held Monday at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur Vorhes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Howard, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Pax, Rt. 1, Menomonie; two sons; Howard Jr. of New London, and James of Rt. 1 Menomonie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vernon of Menomonie; one brother, Walter Vernon Jr., of Kaukauna; and eight grandchildren.

Evelyn M. Wagner

November 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Evelyn M. Wagner, 64, 544 Broadway, died on Sunday, Nov. 28.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1912, in Menomonie to Harvey and Hattie Keck Yoder. She married Edward Wagner in 1948. The couple lived in Menomonie all their lives.

Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Bipes officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Hattie Yoder, of Menomonie; three brothers: Delbert Yoder of Red Wing, Minn., and Roy and Marvin Yoder of Menomonie; five sisters: Mrs. Myra Olson, Cudahy, Mrs. George Mounds, Hersey, Mrs. Rueben Smith Elmwood, and Mrs. Harold Ziehme and Mrs. Marshall Heintz, of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, on May 28, 1964.

Frank E. Jesse

May 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Frank E. Jesse, 82, 1012 Seventh St., died Wednesday evening at Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, and lived here all his life.

Survivors include his wife, Alvina; a son, Louis, Carrollton, Tex.; two
daughters, Mrs. Clarence Mc Cone, LaPorte, Ind., Mrs. John Reidinger, Eau Claire; two grandchildren; three step-sons, Robert and Raymond Jones and Ronald Johnston, all of St. Paul, Minn.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Louis Jesse, Carrollton, Tex., Mrs. Elmer B. Link, Billings, Mont., Mrs. James A. Johnson, Menomonie; eight step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lauber, Mrs. Ida Erpenback and Mrs. Olga Dodge, all of Menomonie; and a brother, Joseph Jesse, Seven Springs, Fla.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Funeral folder: Born Aug. 15, 1893 Died May 12, 1976 Casket bearers: William Stoll, Maurice Michelbook, David Wagner, Richard Tylee, Lawrence Michelbook, and William Jesse.

Ada C. Eighmy

June 1975
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Mrs. Ada C. Eighmy, 76, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday morning in Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.

The former Ada Hillman was born Oct. 14, 1898, in Fayette County, Ia., and had lived in the Menomonie area until 1965. She was married Dec. 8, 1915 to Percy Eighmy.

Survivors include one son, Calvin, Brantwood; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald Haffelder, Jefferson, Mrs. Larry Quilling, Rt. 3, Eau Claire; one brother, Alfred Hillman, Rt. 4, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Eggert, Jefferson, Mrs. Ann Wold, Menomonie; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Funeral folder: Born: Oct. 14, 1898 Township of Jefferson, Fayette, Iowa Died June 19, 1975 Eau Claire. Pall bearers: Donald Hillman, Gerald Hillman, Lionel Hillman, Marvin Hillman, Gary Quilling and Robert Smith

Everett Whinnery

June 1975
Submitted by Carol Severson

Everett E. Whinnery, 74, of 913 Eighth St., Menomonie, died Sunday morning at University Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minn.

Mr. Whinnery was born Sept. 19, 1900, in Dunn County and was married to Mabel Thompson Sept. 21, 1921 in Menomonie.

Survivors include two sons, Galen, Hopkins, Minn., and Donald, Rt. 4, Menomonie; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Funeral folder: Born: Town of Dunn. Died June 15, 1975 Casket bearers: Paul Smith, Allen Warner, John Murray, Galen Manske, Frank Warner and Leonard Browe

Vernon A. Cantrell

July 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Vernon A. Cantrell, 83, 460 Elm Ave. W., died Friday at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Born in Armour, S. D., Mr. Cantrell moved to Downsville, with his parents, in 1895. In 1925, he married Mabelle Smith and the couple made their home there where Mr. Cantrell ran a garage. After retiring in 1956, he moved here.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Leo Ratzer, Lisle, Ill.; one brother, Arthur, Menomonie; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodrich Funeral Home, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Downsville.

Funeral folder: Born: May 18, 1893 Died: July 23, 1976. Casket bearers: Fred Kunz, Stanley Borm, Donald Warren, Francis Gauvin, Elmer Watland, and Charles Phillips

Peter Stoll

July 26, 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Peter F. Stoll, 77, 2219 Ninth St., died today at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

Mr. Stoll was born in Menomonie and married Myrtle Lauber Nov. 9, 1927, at Menomonie. He farmed in the Town of Menomonie until retiring in 1962. He was president of the Dunn County Mutual Insurance Co. for the past two years.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Skjegstad, Menomonie; three sons, James, Wally, both of La Crosse, William, Menomonie; a brother, Daniel, Menomonie; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Husby, Menomonie, Mrs. John Haas, Eau Claire, Mrs. Walter Roland, Eau Claire; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.

Funeral folder: Born June 7, 1900 Menomonie, Wis. Died July 26, 1977 Casket bearers: Grandsons of the deceased: Steven Skjegstad, Roger Stoll, Timothy Stoll, Larry Stoll, Richard Stoll and Michael Stoll

Louisa Wolf

October 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Mrs. Louisa Wolf, 91, Rt. 3, Menomonie, died this morning in Memorial Hospital. She was born in Austria.

Survivors include two sons, Anton, Menomonie, Frank, Elk Mound; four daughters, Mrs. Hugh Murray, Rt. 3, Mrs. Carl Hendrickson, Rt. 4; Mrs. Earl Legge, Rt. 3, Mrs. Raymond Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Ade, Chicago, Ill., two sisters in Germany; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Funeral folder: Name Aloisia Wolf. Born Sept. 20, 1886. Austria Died Oct. 22, 1977 Casket bearers grandsons of the deceased: Ronald Wolf, Richard Legge, James Hendrickson, William Murray, Jack Murray, and George Wolf.

Blanche Ziehme

July 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Mrs. Blanche M. Ziehme, 84, of 403 20th Ave., died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital here.

The former Blanche Kizer was born in the Town of Lucas and was married in May 1911 to William Ziehme. She lived in Menomonie, except for 13 years in the Ladysmith area.

Survivors include six sons, Larry, Galen, both of rural Menomonie, Glen, Menomonie, Russell, Milwaukee, Garlen, of Webster, Gerald, La Crosse; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Brown, Menomonie; a sister, Mrs. Archie Shafer, Menomonie; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home here, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, near Hatchville.

Funeral folder: Born March 24, 1893 Died July 5, 1977 Pall bearers: Charles Bowel, Dennis Ziehme, Gregory Ziehme, Maynard Ziehme, Richard Ziehme and Roni Ziehme.

Dr. Clarence H. Buckley

March 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Dr. Clarence Buckley, 75, 1603 S. Farwell, Eau Claire, and formerly of
Menomonie, died Monday, March 17, at Buffalo Memorial Home in Mondovi.

He was born July 20, 1904, in Menomonie to William and Mary Louise Singerhouse Buckley. He attended Menomonie schools and was graduated from Stout Institute. He taught school at River Falls and Stevens Point. He earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical school. He practiced medicine in the Menomonie area with the Menomonie Clinic. He retired in 1967.

He was a World War II veteran and served as a major. He received the Purple Heart and other medals from the Italian campaign. He was a member of Menomonie Lodge 164, the Eau Claire Consistory, and the Zor Temple Shrine. He was an active member of first Congregational Church, Menomonie.

He married Margaret Rogers on July 19, 1942. She died in 1967. He married Edna Hanson in Eau Claire on Oct. 12, 1973.

Services were held March 19 at Goodrich Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Jon Fleming officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Edna, at home; two brothers: Raymond and Herbert, Menomonie; and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Haase, Menomonie.

Anna Elizabeth Mars

May 1985
Submitted by Carol Severson

Anna Elizabeth Mars, 87, Menomonie, died Tuesday, May 14 at the American Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with the Rev. Frank Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

The former Anna Henriksen was born Aug. 7, 1987 to Christian and Christine (Jensen) Henriksen in Momence, Ill. She married Bert C. Mars Nov. 22, 1919 in Racine. They moved to the Falls City area.

She worked for Presto Industries during World War II and later worked in the housekeeping department for Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. She was a life member of the DAV auxiliary and a past local commander; she was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her son, Dick Mars of Harlingen, Texas; three daughters, Vivian Mars of Elk Mound, Arlene McClelland of Downing and Judy Thompson of Eau Claire; a brother, George Henriksen of Durand; four sisters, Lillie Creaser of Downsville, Emma Long of Aurora, Ill., Laura Clark of Florida and Agnes Ziehl of Menomonie; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The Olson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Delcena Washburn

June 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Delcena Washburn, 81, Rt. 2, Elmwood died today at Memorial Hospital here.

Miss Washburn was born in the Town of Weston and was a lifelong resident of Dunn County.

Survivors include a brother, Myron, and a nephew, John, both of Eau Galle.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church here, with burial in Lower Weston Cemetery, Weston Township. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Goodrich Funeral Home here and an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Funeral folder: Born February 6, 1896 Died June 28, 1977

George L. Johnson

May 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--George L. Johnson, 89, formerly of 210 15th Ave. W., died Tuesday at Spring Valley Memorial Nursing Home.

The Menomonie native married Thea Strand and worked several years as a firefighter with the Menomonie Fire Department.

Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Irene Sommervold, Menomonie.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church here, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning at the Goodrich Funeral Home here and an hour before services at the church.

Funeral folder: Born: January 7, 1888 Died May 10, 1977

Grace Brostrom Wold

May 1950
Submitted by Carol Severson

Eau Claire-- Mrs. John L. Wold, 46, of 604 Dodge St., died at her home at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23. The deceased, resident of Eau Claire for several years, is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Eben Moly, Richland Center, one son, Orville, one foster son, Robert, Eau Claire, her mother, Mrs. Maude Brostrom, Menomonie, four brothers, Harold, Dakota, Minn., Carl, Ridgeland, Robert, Downsville, and Lawrence, Menomonie, and two sisters, Mrs. Norman Nelson, Racine, and Mrs. Raymond Wold, Downsville.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Beverly Ann Wold Stavn

April 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Orfordville-- Mrs. Victor M. Stavn, 46, of 106 E. Hamblett, died Wednesday night, April 22, in Beloit Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She had been Orfordville village clerk for about nine years, and also taught in the Orforville school system.

The former Beverly Ann Wold was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Menomonie. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she married Victor M. Stavn June 6, 1959 in Menomonie.

She was a member of the Janesville Bible Baptist Temple.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Russell, and a daughter, Kathi, both at home; her foster parents, the Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Sanasac of Menomonie; a sister, Mrs. Ronald Carroll of Mauston; and a brother, Arnold of Cloquette, Minn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Janesville Bible Baptist Temple, with burial in Orfordville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9
p.m. Friday at the Newcomer-Silverthorn Funeral Home.

Peter J. Wold

January 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Peter Wold, 53, Rt. 3, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie on Monday, Jan. 3.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in St. Croix County to Andrew and Julia Teigen Wold. He moved to Dunn County in 1948 and farmed in the town of Spring Brook since then. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Janet Fenske in Menomonie.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at Olson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Janet, at home; his mother, Mrs. Julia Wold, Hammond; five sisters; Mrs. Arthur (Alice) Roquette, of River Falls, Mrs.
Walter (Gladys) Albrecht, Glenwood City, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Dow, Glenwood City, Mrs. Wesley (Betty) James of Chetek, and Mrs. Virginia Romans, Newport, Minn.; and two brothers; David Wold of Glenwood City, and A. Thomas Wold of Baldwin.

Charlotte E. Wold Smith

January 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Willis O. Smith, 71, 110 Third St., W., Menomonie, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Memorial Hospital.

She was born Charlotte Wold on June 26, 1906, to Martin and Ida Lee Wold. She married Willis O. Smith on April 14, 1926, in Wabasha, Minn. They lived in the area all their lives.

Services were held on Wednesday at Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Iliff officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Willis, at home; three sons: Dale of Lake Stevens, Wash., Dennis of Moose Lake, Minn., and LaVern of Waseca, Minn.; one daughter, Elaine Shern of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters: Mrs. Edna Smith, Menomonie, Mrs. Inga Hulback of Menomonie, and Mrs. Reba Bush of Colfax; two brothers: John Wold of Eau Claire and Raymond Wold of Rt. 4, Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

John N. Wold WOLD. John N-- Died: Feb. 18, 1945 in Menomonie, Wi. He leaves his wife: Hannah and three children: Mattie Nelson, Anna Mills and Norman O. Wold. Bjessen@aol.com
Mildred Sherf

June 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Mildred Sherf, 74, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Downsville, died on June 17, in Washington.

She was born in Downsville on Aug. 12, 1901, and lived in the Menomonie area until moving to Seattle in 1941.

Services and burial were in Seattle.

Surviving are a son, James W., Seattle; three daughters: Mrs. Doris Wittmann, Edmonds, wash., Mrs. Marlys Cummings, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Bonnie Chamberlain, Eau Claire; one sister, Mrs. Muriel Whinnery, Coop Ville, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

William K. Howison

February 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

William Kelsey Howison, 84, died Monday morning, Feb. 16, at his home at 707 10th Ave., Menomonie. Memorial services were 11 a.m., Feb. 18, at the Goodrich Funeral Home, Dr. Timothy Hirsch officiating.

Howison was born July 6, 1896, in Menomonie, the son of Dr. Norman L. and Elizabeth Kelsey Howison. He graduated from Menomonie High School and earned a bachelor of science and master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Howison was a WWI veteran, a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity; Sigma Delta Chi-Society of Professional Journalists; Haresfoot Club, and National W Club. He married Beulah Clark August 21, 1940.

He is survived by his wife, Beulah, and his nephews and nieces. There will be no visitation. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorials to
Northland College.

Alvin (Ole) Eighmy

October 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Alvin Eighmy, 81, American Lutheran Home, 915 Elm Ave., Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct 28, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

He was born April 2, 1897, in the town of Spring Brook to Edward and May Cummings Eighmy. He never married. He farmed his entire life in Dunn County and retired in 1966. He had lived at the American Lutheran Home since then.

Services were held Oct. 31, at Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in Forest Center Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook.

Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Martha Hillman, Menomonie, and Mrs. Luella Douglas, Eau Claire; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Percy V. Eighmy

August 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home for Percy V. Eighmy. The Rev. Milton Ford officiated and burial was in the Forest Center Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook.

Mr. Eighmy, 83, 700 North Broadway, Menomonie, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Memorial Hospital here. He was born April 4, 1895, in the Town of Spring Brook, the son of Edward Eighmy and May Cummings. He married Ada Hillman on Dec. 8, 1915, in Menomonie. Mr. Eighmy lived in the Menomonie area all his life and was employed at the hospital for many years as a custodian.

Surviving are a son, Calvin, Tomahawk; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ruby) Haffelder, Rt. 2, Colfax, and Mrs. Larry (Marlys) Quilling, Eau Claire; a brother, Ole Eighmy, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hillman, Menomonie, and Mrs. Luella Douglas, Eau Claire; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Frederick C. Pinkepank

August 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Frederick Pinkepank, 75, 722 14th Ave., Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1903, in Menomonie. He married Caroline Paterick on Oct. 2, 1934 in Eau Claire. He worked in the grocery business in Menomonie until his retirement in 1966.

Services were held Sept. 1 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Charles Blecha officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Caroline, at home; a son, Charles of Wausau; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Carol) Gilchrist, Minocqua; a brother, Clyde of Fort Walton Beach, Fla; two sisters Elizabeth and Mae Pinekepank of Menomonie and four grandchildren.

Edward R. Miller

September 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Edward Miller, 72, 208 Holly, Elk Mound, died Sunday, Sept. 2, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

He was born May 9, 1907, in the town of Menomonie to Julius and Melvina Jane Ford Miller. He lived in Menomonie for 20 years and then moved to the Elk Mound area. He retired from carpentry work in 1962. He married Vera Taylor in Menomonie, and later Arliss Mitthun on March 9, 1956, also in Menomonie.

Services were held Sept. 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound, with the Rev. Clarence Wildes officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife Arliss, at home; seven sons: Willis of Ora, Minn., Donald of Rockford, Ill., David of Elk Mound, Edward Jr. of Thompson, Ia., Julius of Elk Mound, Henry of Boyceville, and Milton of Ridgeland; six
daughters; Joyce Carter of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Floyd (Joann) Anderson, Rockford, Ill., Mrs. LeRoy (Romona) Pierson, Cook, Minn., Mrs. Steve (Wendy) Acker of Merrill, Mrs. Bill (Faye) Olson of Milwaukee, and Melvina Jane Miller of Menomonie; three sisters: Hazel Hitz, Ida Hicks and Mabel Rowley, all of Menomonie; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

William H. Ooley

October 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

William Ooley, 70, 2255 Wilson St., Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 7 at Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 25, 1908, in Menomonie to Henry S. and Helen Weiman Ooley. He was a rural mail carrier for 35 years. He was a member of area pool leagues and an avid sports fan. He also tended bar at several area taverns.

Services were held October 10 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in Halverson Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, James of Traverse City, Mich; a daughter, Mrs. Reginald (Karen) Hayes, Rarden, Ohio; two sisters: Ida Ooley, Richfield, Minn., and Irma Benzer, Minneapolis, Minn.; and nine grandchildren.

Llewllyn W. Massee

July 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Llewllyn W. Massee, 79, formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, July 4, at his home in Famington, Minn.

He was born April 27, 1901, to George and Anna (Ordeman) Massee in Menomonie.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; and their two daughters, Mrs. James (Marilyn Lou) Anderson, Van Nuys, Cal., and Mrs. John (Cynthia) Jacobson, Minneapolis; a sister, Mrs. Ed (Ethel) Hart, Menomonie. Also surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Jack (Corinne) Hamilton, Sedona, Ariz., Mrs. Norman (Donna) Oebker, Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Jerome Massee, Tucson, Ariz.; and a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at Faith United Methodist Church, Farmington, Minn., Graveside services were held Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Louisville, in Dunn County.

Gust Schutts

Source Unknown Submitted by Debbie Barrett

Gust Schutts, 66, died December 4 (1940) at his home in town of Sherman. He was the son of August and Matilda Schutts, and was born January 8, 1874 in Stanton. His childhood was spent on farm where he lived all his life.

In 1899 he was married to Miss Effie Johnson, town of Sherman. To this union were born four children: Ethel (Mrs. Archie Wolfe) of Knapp; Mabel (Mrs. Earl Behling), Snohomish, Wash.; Arnold, Knapp and Richard who died three years ago.

In 1927 he was married to Anna Herington. To this union was born three children, Esther, Mildred and ??e, who are now at home.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and his six children and five step-children: Everett, Minneapolis, MN, Sylvia, Norwalk, Ohio; Ethel (Mrs. Vernon Schutz), Spring Valley; Rosellia, (Mars. Marvin McColpin), Menomonie; and Lucille at home. Four brothers: Walter, George and Fred, town of Sherman and Joe of Menomonie. Two sisters: Clara (Mrs. Nels Scapple) and Ella (Mrs. Matt Schill) both of Menomonie; two brothers, Louis and August and one sister, Amelia, died several years ago. Three brothers died in infancy. Eighteen grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was a loyal member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Knapp for more than 20 years and also a member of the Grand Encampment at Menomonie.

He was a kind hearted and loving father to all with a friendly personality that won him friends where ever he went.

The funeral was held at one o'clock from the house and two o'clock from the Knapp Methodist Church Monday afternoon. Rev. F.C. Page officiating. He was laid to rest in the Teegarden Cemetery with Odd Fellow Services.

Mary Leone Hinzman

November 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mary Leone Hinzman, 76, 1202 Tenth St., Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 13 (1979) at Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 17, 1903, in the town of Eau Galle, to Louis and Mary Fernia Thompson. She married Reanold Labs on May 18, 1922, at the Elmwood Methodist Church.

On Aug. 18, 1962, she married Alfred Hinzman in St. Paul, Minn. She lived in the Eau Galle area until her marriage to Labs. The couple farmed in the Morton Hill area, and after Labs's death, she moved to Menomonie in 1956. She worked at Bark's Bakery until 1962. After her marriage to Hinzman, the couple lived in St. Paul. They then returned to Menomonie.

Services were held November 16, at the Menomonie United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donald Iliff officiating. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Rock Elm.

Surviving are two sons: Reanold (Ray) Labs, Reese, Mich., and Roy Labs, Beltsville, Md.; two stepsons: Norman Hinzman, Boyceville, and William Hinzman, St. Paul, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Vernon (Marjorie) Schultz, Eau Claire; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Lewis P. Wisher

March 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Lewis Wisher, 77, 1107 Eighth St., Menomonie, died Monday, March 10 (1980) at the home of his son, Richard, in St. Paul, Minn.

He was born Nov. 29, 1902, in St. Paul, to William and Ella Rye Wisher. He moved to Menomonie with his parents, and was graduated from Menomonie High School.

He married Grace Hossman in Menomonie on Aug. 17, 1935. He was employed by the Dunn County Department of Social Services, beginning as a case worker in 1921, and retiring as director in 1967.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at Goodrich Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Bipes officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Grace, at home; a son, Richard, St. Paul; a brother, Lloyd, St. Paul; three nephews; and two nieces.

Edward E. Wolfgram

November 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Edward Wolfgram, 74, Rt. 7, Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 24 (1979) at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Feb. 10, 1905 in Menomonie. He married Mildred (Mickey) Rudiger on Oct. 30, 1925, in Menomonie. He was part-owner and operator of the Menomonie Club for 26 years and a bartender in Menomonie for 38 years before retiring in 1972.

Services were held November 27 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Larry Zessin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mickey, at home; two daughters: Barbara Holmberg, St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Al (Betty) Hemauer, Palatine, Ill.; two sisters: Luella Wolske and Leone Stratton, Menomonie; 12 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Roy B. Wolske

August 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Roy B. Wolske, 73, 501 Second St. W., Menomonie, passed away Saturday Aug. 16 (1980), at Myrtle Werth Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 25, 1907, to Fred and Sophia Engen Wolske in the Town of Menomonie. He married Luella Wolfgram Aug. 28, 1937, in Menomonie and he worked as a buttermaker for Mid-America Creamery for 40 years until he retired in 1971.

He is survived by his wife; and a son, Richard Wolske, West Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Irene Oberle.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry I. Zessin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Olson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edith M. Cummings

May 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Edith Cummings, 88, 1512 Seventh St., Menomonie, died Monday, May 5 (1980) at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born July 15, 1891, in Dunn County to Nels and Gunhild Olson Weeks. She married Earl Cummings on June 10, 1910 in Dunn County. The couple farmed in the Forest Center area for many years. She moved to Menomonie in 1941.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Donald Iliff officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Center Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook. Friend may call at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, from 3 p.m. Wednesday until time of services on Thursday.

Surviving are two sons, Charles and Dale, Rt. 3, Menomonie; a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Laurane) Wendt, Rt. 3, Menomonie, six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; and by a daughter, Virgil.

Frances Mae Storing

February 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Frances Mae Storing, 83, 2021 Second St., Menomonie, died Saturday Feb. 3 (1979), at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

She was born Dec. 5, 1895, in the town of Weston to John and Harriet Wakefield Kistner. She married Charles Storing on May 1, 1912. She owned and operated a rest home for 27 years until retiring in February, 1978.

Services were held on Feb. 6 at Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Hanson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, David Storing of Boyceville; three daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews, St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Gordon (Carol) Skouge and Mrs. Barbara Krause, Menomonie; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; a son; a daughter; five sisters; five brothers; and a granddaughter.

George W. Skillings

October 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

George Skilling, 89, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Wednesday, Oct. 17 (1979), at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 22, 1890, in the town of Dunn to Frank P. and Elizabeth Gobel Skillings. He married Orpha Summter on June 25, 1924, in Wabasha, Minn. The couple farmed on Skilling's home farm. He was treasurer of the Dunnville School for many years. He went into semi-retirement in 1971.

Services were held October 20 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Richard Rem officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Orpha, at home; three sons: Donald of Rt. 6, Menomonie, Dale of Rt. 4, Menomonie, and Daniel of Rt. 3, Menomonie; four daughters: Mrs. Darrell (Irene) Cotts, Rt. 5, Menomonie, Wanda Mortel, Emerald, Mrs. Stanley (Lorraine) Cotts, Menomonie, and Mrs. Robert (Marlys) Jensen, Rt. 5, Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Archie A. Shafer

March 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Archie Shafer, 83, 1423 15th St., Menomonie, died Monday, March 10 (1980) at Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood.

He was born Sept. 22, 1896, in the town of Dunn to Charles and Emma Hawkins Shafer. He married Grace Kizer on Sept. 11, 1917, in Winona, Minn. He attended Dunn County Normal School and began teaching at the age of 16. He then attended River Falls State University. He taught in Downsville for several years and was elected Dunn County superintendent of schools in 1936. He retired in 1956.

He was a member of the Mabel Tainter Memorial Library Board and the Hospital Board.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Robert Bipes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Olson's from 2 p.m. Thursday until time of services on Friday.

Surviving are his wife, Grace, at home; three sons: Darrel of Pontiac, Mich., Vaughn of Hungry Horse, Mont., and Jerry of Menomonie; two daughters: Mrs. George (Elaine) Gauvin, Spring Valley, and Jeanne Olson of Menomonie; a sister Lura Schultz, Milwaukee; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Edward Welch

April 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Edward Welch, 82, Elmwood, died Friday, April 13 (1979) at Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood, where he had been a resident for the past year.

He was born Sept. 27, 1896, in Winfield, N.Y., to Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Welch. He attended public school in Bethel, Vermont. After graduating from Amherst, Mass., Agricultural College, he moved to Wisconsin. He was a cow tester in the River Falls and Rock Elm areas. He married Iva Bulmer Condit on April 7, 1926. The couple farmed in North Rock Elm township until 1940. During World War II he worked in defense plants in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area.

In 1945 the family moved to Menomonie where Welch was employed at the Main St. Farmer's Store until his retirement. He then moved to Elmwood. On April 4, 1978, he entered Heritage Nursing Home.

Services were held April 16 at Elmwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arvid Moin officiating. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Rock Elm. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Husby and Mrs. Williard (Roberta) Holcomb, both of Elmwood; a step son, Collin Condit, Elmwood; a brother, Ralph of Hudson, N.H.; eight grandchildren; five great granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; and five step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva, on Aug. 18, 1946; his parents; four sisters; and a brother.

Abbie C. Kistner

December 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Services were held Dec. 13, at the Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie, for Abbie C. Kistner, 78, Menomonie, who died Dec. 9 (1980) at her home. Rev. Robert Bipes and Rev. Alan Kelsey officiated at the services. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Downsville.

Kistner was born April 1, 1902, to Michael W. and Nellie (Rosseter) Shafer, in the Downsville area. She lived in this area all her life. She was the school board clerk at Irvington for many years and was a member of the Royal Neighbors and held various offices. She was also a member of several other community organizations and held offices in those organizations as well. She and Herbert Kistner were united in marriage Jan. 12, 1925.

Kistner is survived by two sons, Donald, Menomonie, Irvin, Colfax; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Eva) Moe, Wauwatosa, Mrs. Roland (Charlotte) Noce, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Jack (Jean) McDonald, St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Delbert Shafer, Portland, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Sherley (Nellie) Thompson, Downsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; an infant daughter, and a son, Howard.

Minda O. Knutson

December 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Services for Minda O. Knutson, 87, Menomonie, will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Menomonie. Mrs. Knutson died Dec. 15 (1980), at the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie.

Visitation for the family will begin 3 p.m. Dec. 17, and will be from 4-9 p.m. that same day for the public. Visitation Thursday is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rev. Norman Scheide will officiate. Burial is in the Hay River Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Knutson was born in Grant, July 21, 1893, to Hans and Johanna (Johnson) Chestelson, and raised in the Wheeler area. She was baptized Sept. 3, 1893, at the Running Valley Lutheran Church, Colfax. She moved to Menomonie shortly after her marriage April 22, 1911, to Anton Knutson.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Alba) Knopps, Menomonie, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton, three sisters and two brothers.

Carl C. Hendrickson

November 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Carl Hendrickson, 78, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died at his home Friday, Nov. 23 (1979).

He was born July 25, 1901, in Momence, Ill. He married Minnie Wolf on June 9, 1934, in Menomonie. They farmed in the town of Dunn.

Services were held November 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Menomonie, with Father Charles Blecha officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie, at home; a son, James, Rt. 4, Menomonie; a daughter, Mrs. N. D. (Carol) Dienger, Chippewa Falls; a brother, George, Durand; six sisters: Mrs. Russell (Lorene) Stortz, Eau Claire, Mrs. Anna Mars, Rt. 3, Elk Mound, Mrs. Lillie Creaser of Downsville, Mrs. William (Emma) Long, Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Clarence (Agnes) Ziehl, Rt. 3, Menomonie, and Mrs. Laura Clark of Florida; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George Soderberg

June 1975
Submitted by Carol Severson

'U' professor, author, George Soderberg dies
Menomonie--George A. Soderberg, 65, of 1020 13th St., professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Stout, died Saturday evening, June 14, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Mr. Soderberg was born Sept. 22, 1909 in Chicago and married Delores Coulson Feb. 20, 1937, in Stanley.

He had taught wood finishing, painting and decorating at UW-Stout from 1943 until his retirement in 1974, when he became professor emeritus of industrial education. He received his B.S. degree from Stout Institute in 1942 and taught one year in New Castle, Ind. He earned his M.S. degree in industrial education at the University of Minnesota in 1948. Mr. Soderberg was author of the textbook, "Finishing Technology," which has been used throughout the world. He was also an artist whose oil paintings and pencil drawings have received recognition.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, David G., Janesville, Dr. Dale and Dr. Dennis, both of Baldwin; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Northrop, Rhinelander, and Linda Soderberg, Bloomington, Minn.; three brothers, Einar, Ernest and Carl, all of Stanley; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Woodman and Magnhild Soderberg, both of Stanley, Mrs. Marie Caestner, Milwaukee, Mrs. Esther Grams, Joliet, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Minnie Wieman

February 1978

Chippewa Falls--Mrs. Minnie Wieman, Route 2, died Wednesday Feb. 8, at St. Joseph's Hospital here.

The former Minnie Kaatz was born in the town of Red Cedar and resided in the area most of her life. She was married to Emil Wieman Oct. 21, 1905. The couple farmed in the town of Menomonie until retiring in Chippewa Falls in 1963.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Karl Hendrickson, Chippewa Falls; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Gundgriper, Menomonie; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with burial in Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie.

Funeral folder: Born: January 27, 1883 Township of Red Cedar, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Luella F. Douglas

May 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Funeral services for Luella F. Douglas, 73, 2746 N. 6th St., Eau Claire, were May 24 at the Olson Funeral Home, with Rev. Milton Ford officiating. She died May 22 at the Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Interment was in the Fall City Cemetery.

Luella Douglas was born Dec. 16, 1908, in the Township of Spring Brook, where she was also raised. The daughter of Edward and Mae Cummings Eighmy, she married Raymond Douglas Sept. 30, 1927, in Stillwater, Minn. She and her husband farmed in the Township of Spring Brook from 1941 to 1956. she also worked as a cook at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, and was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; a son; five sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include two sons, James and Clyde, both of Rt. 1, Elk Mound; a daughter, Delores, Mrs. Peter Brandvold, Eau Claire; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Floyd W. Bailey

April 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Former Dunn County resident Floyd W. Bailey, 79, died April 28, at his home in Portland, Ore.

He was born July 1, 1901, in Dunn County.

Bailey is survived by four children, who live in and around Portland, and 10 grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Velma Bolles of Menomonie, and a brother, Alvin, Boyceville.

He was preceded in death five years ago by his wife.

Irene S. Becker

December 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Funeral services for Irene S. Becker, 87, 1202 10th St., Menomonie, are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 24, at Peace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Alan Kelsey officiating. Interment is in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

She died December 21, at the Myrtle Werth Medical Center. Irene Becker was born April 6, 1894, in the Township of West Port, to John and Anna Kuester Meier. She lived most of her life in the Menomonie area. She married Arthur Becker June 20, 1914 in Menomonie.

She is survived by a son, Richard Becker, South St. Paul, Minn.; one daughter, Virginia (Mrs. Raymond) McKennon, St. Helen, Mich.; three brothers, Walter Meier, Eau Claire, Arthur and Alfred Meier, both of Menomonie; five sisters, Lucy Jones, Ida Borchert, both of Menomonie, Edna Metzger, Ontario, Canada, Selma Metzger, Ladysmith, and Alice (Mrs. Leonard) Traxler, Minneapolis, Minn.; seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur. Arrangements by the Olson Funeral Home.

Aloysius W. Galvin

January 1970
Submitted by Carol Severson

Aloysius W. Galvin, a practicing attorney in Menomonie since 1929, passed away Monday Morning, Jan. 18, at Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Galvin, 66, resided at 1321 Seventh St. He served three terms (1933-38) as Dunn County district attorney, and was appointed county judge April 1, 1942, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Judge J. W. Macauley. Mr. Galvin held office through 1943 when he was succeeded by Judge Carl E. Peterson. He also held the positions of government appeal agent and court commissioner.

Mr. Galvin was a member of Menomonie Masonic Lodge No. 164, the Eau Claire Consistory, and Zor Temple. He was also a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

He was born Sept. 15, 1904, in Menomonie, the son of Patrick James Galvin and Emma Wilcox Galvin. He attended Menomonie schools and graduated from Marquette Law School in 1929.

Mr. Galvin is survived by his wife, Marguerite, city; a son, James, St. Paul; and a grandson, James Patrick Galvin, St. Paul.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Goodrich Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen cemetery. Menomonie Masonic Lodge No. 164 was in charge of services.

Margaret C. Peterson

March 1976
Submitted by Carol Severson

Margaret C. Peterson, 83, formerly of 215 14th St., Menomonie, died on Tuesday, March 9, in Onalaska.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1892, to Emanuel and Inger Nelson Christophersen in Pigeon Falls. She was a graduate of Gale College in Galesville, and a 1916 graduate of Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. She served as a U.S. Army nurse in France during World War I. She married Walter B. Peterson in Chicago on August 21, 1926. They lived in Menomonie most of their married life. He died in November, 1975.

Services were held on March 13 at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial was in Froen Cemetery.

Surviving are one son, Donald, Onalaska; two daughters: Mrs. Joe (Louise) Crowder, Sullivan, Indiana, and Mrs. James (Sally) Reed, Eldorado, Tex.; one brother: Gerhard Christophersen, LaCrosse; two sisters: Mrs. Marie Johnson, Frankfort, Mich., and Valborg Christophersen, LaCrosse; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Margaret M. Tibbetts

October 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Margaret Tibbetts, 90, formerly of Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 9 at Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood.

She was born Feb. 23, 1888 in the town of Dunn to Joseph and Ann Smith Haynes. She married Rodney Tibbetts in July, 1942, in Menomonie. She was graduated from Dunn county Normal School and taught elementary school. She farmed the family farm for many years and also was a practical nurse in this area.

Services were held Oct. 11 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with the Rev. Richard Rem officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the town of Dunn.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney, in 1964.

Ella H. Voight

May 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Ella Voight, 86, 1202 Tenth St., Menomonie, died Monday, May 28, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

She was born Oct. 15, 1892, in the town of Menomonie to Seth and Dehlia Burner Singerhouse. She married Axel Voight on March 1, 1913, in Menomonie. She lived in this area all her life. After her husband's death she was house mother for Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity for many years. She retired in 1971.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Paul Roe officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Harold (Velma) Guntner, Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles (Edna) Wolfe, Wichita Falls, Tex., and Mrs. Richard (Marian) McKinney, Norman, Okla.; two brothers: Hugo and Alfred Singerhouse, both of Menomonie; a sister, Mrs. Lude (Irma) Hanson, Pewaukee; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Leonard W. Giese

December 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Leonard Giese, 72, 310 17th St., Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 23 at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

He was born April 7, 1907, in the town of Tainter to William Giese and Ida Grutt. He married Dora Marsh, June 24, 1931 in Gilmanton. He owned and operated the Phillips 66 Service Station in Menomonie until 1965.

Services were held December 26 at United Methodist Church, Menomonie, with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in Iron Creek Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Dora, at home; two sons: Thomas of Menomonie and James of Racine; a brother, Elson Giese, Racine; and four granddaughters.

Jennie D. Kraft

April 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Jennie Kraft, 92, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Sunday, April 22 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

She was born Aug. 23, 1886, in Dunnville to Frank and Elizabeth Gobel Skillings. She married Henry Kraft on May 13, 1911, in Menomonie. She farmed with her husband in the town of Dunn for 48 years. She lived in Mondovi for four years and lived for the past several years at the Health Care Center.

Services were April 25 at Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Roe officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in the town of Dunn.

Surviving are two sons: Paul of Knapp and Charles of Menomonie; two daughters: Mrs. Francis (Velma) Diller, Mondovi, and Mrs. Edward (Idell) Schields, Carson City, Nev.; a brother, George Skillings, Menomonie; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.

Millard M. Laughlin

December 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Millard M. Laughlin, 87, formerly of Rt. 4, Menomonie, died December 19 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood. Funeral services were December 22, at the Olson Funeral Home, Rev. Richard Schroeder officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Millard Laughlin was born March 9, 1894, in the Township of Dunn, to Orman and Alice Shafer Laughlin. Raised in the Township of Dunn, he married the former Flora Hutson in Dunn County in 1922. They farmed in the Township of Dunn for many years. He was a WWI veteran.

He is survived by a son, Sowel Laughlin, of Menomonie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora, and one infant son. Arrangements by the Olson Funeral Home.

Louise Cantrell

October 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Louise Cantrell, 77, 519 12th Ave. W., Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

She was one of 11 children of the late O. M. and Lucy Vennes, and was born June 3, 1901, on the Vennes homestead in the town of Hay River. She attended Big Beaver rural school and was graduated from Dunn County Normal School. She taught for several years in Dunn County schools before marrying Victor Alexander of Milwaukee on June 24, 1925. He died in 1933. She lived in Menomonie since 1920, except for a few years spent in Milwaukee. On March 22, 1943, she married Francis Torrey of Menomonie. He died in 1963. In 1967 she married Arthur Cantrell of Menomonie.

Services were held Oct. 30 at the First congregational Church with the Rev. Raymond Birkner officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur, at home; a son, Richard Alexander, River Falls; three granddaughters: Torrey, Carol and Paula; two sisters: Mrs. Elmer (Agnes) Stahlkopf, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. James (Lucy) Hocking, Ironwood, Mich.; three brothers: Alfred Vennes, Rt. 1, Boyceville, Ralph Vennes of Everett, Wash., and Grant Vennes of Fort Valley, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Ronald J. Carey

January 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Ronald J. Carey, former Dunn County district attorney, died Friday, Jan. 30 in Minneapolis. Mr. Carey, 64, resided on Rt. 7, Menomonie.

Born Sept. 30, 1916, in RoseBud County, Montana, he graduated from Spooner High School and continued his education at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He served as a Methodist minister in the Mason-Grandview area in northern Wisconsin. Leaving the ministry, he attended Marquette Law School where he obtained his law degree.
Following service with the U. S. Navy during World War II, he moved to Menomonie and associated with the Slocumb-Bundy law firm. Later, he formed the Ronald Carey & Associates law firm.

Mr. Carey served three terms as county district attorney during the 1949 to 1954 period. He married Freda Ledin on Aug 10, 1940, in Mason.

Survivors include his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ronadin Kowalsky, Eau Claire, and Mrs. Susan Harchar, Menomonie; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Jon Fleming officiating. Burial will be in the Mason cemetery in Mason in the spring. Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie J. Cramer

November 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Bonnie J. Cramer, 48, 1220 Second Ave. N., Menomonie, passed away Monday morning at Myrtle Werth Medical Center.

She was born May 30, 1932, in Menomonie to Henry and Gladys (Crawford) Hayden. She graduated from Durand High School in 1950 and married Robert Cramer Oct. 29, 1951, in Stillwater. They have lived in Menomonie since their marriage.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. David (Roberta) Schmidt, Appleton, Mrs. Thomas ( Corinne) Ahrens, Menomonie, and Peggy, New Richmond; her parents, Menomonie; two brothers, Edmond Hayden, Knapp; and Bernard Hayden, Menomonie; a sister Anna Olson, Chippewa Falls; and a grandson.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday, Nov. 12) at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie.

The family requests that memorials go the United Methodist Church, Menomonie. Goodrich Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Smith

May 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Downing--Clarence Smith, 80, Route 1, died Thursday at Myrtle Werth Medical Center, Menomonie.

He was born at Downsville and married Julia Skaare Sept. 11, 1928, at Menomonie. He farmed most of his life in the Menomonie area.

Survivors include his wife; a son, James, Downing; three daughters, Phyllis Millar, Menomonie, Dorothy Flick, Brillion, Betty Schillinger, Washburn; two sisters, Grace Tibbado, Menomonie, Elizabeth Helwig, Detroit; two brothers, Thomas, Boyceville, Paul, Menomonie; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, with burial at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Little Elk Creek Cemetery, near Menomonie.

Vera Springer

October 1979
Submitted by Carol Severson

Elmwood--Vera Springer, 88, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Menomonie.

Vera Doughty was born in White, S.D., and married Frank A. Springer Sr. in 1911 in Lowell. She lived in Elmwood most of her life.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Durand, Frank, Elmwood; a daughter, Dorothy Estes, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Maxine Beck, Hales Corners; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Elmwood, with burial in Spring Lake Cemetery, rural Spring Valley.

Guy Smith

December 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Downsville--Guy Smith, 87, died today at Colfax Area Nursing Home.

He was born in the town of Dunn and lived in the Downsville area until entering the nursing home about five years ago. He was a veteran of World War I and worked as a railroad section hand for many years and as a meat cutter at Downsville Meat Processors.

Survivors include a sister, Frances Burns, Menomonie; a brother, Frank, Evansdale, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Downsville.

William W. Shranklen

November 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

William W. Shranklen, 73, 1315 11th Ave., Menomonie, died Monday at the Myrtle Werth Medical Center. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, at Peace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Bipes and Rev. Allen Kelsey officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Shranklen was born May 24, 1908, in Devil's Lake, N.D. He married Dolly Brown in Menomonie Sept. 4, 1947. He was a salesman for the Delano Monument Co. for many years. He owned and operated the Shranklen Insurance Agency since 1955. He was also a member of the Menomonie Rotary for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Dolly; a daughter, Shirley, Mrs. Donald Kistner, Menomonie; a son, William, Jr., Council Grove, Ks.; and four grandchildren. Arrangements by the Stanton Funeral Home.

Carl Brostrom

August 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Carl Brostrom, 74, 1121 15th Ave. E., Menomonie, died Monday morning at Myrtle Werth Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1906, in the Town of Dunn to Charles O. and Maude (Jennings) Brostrom. He married Doris Decker of the town of Dunn on June 16, 1931, in Eau Claire. He was stone cutter in the Dunnville Quarry, a carpenter, a roofer and he farmed near Ridgeland. He retired and moved to Menomonie in 1966.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jewel (Nancy) Wilson, Menomonie; two sons, Virgil, Phoenix, Ariz., and Charles, Piscataway, N. J.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Marian Nelson, Burlington; and Mrs. Eunice Wold, Menomonie.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday, Aug. 6) at 1:30 p.m. at the Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Robert Schwandt officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville.

Robert L. Brostrom

April 1980
Submitted by Carol Severson

Robert Brostrom, 64, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Monday, April 28 at Myrtle Werth Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born March 1, 1915, in the town of Dunn to Charles and Maude Jennings Brostrom. He married Evelyn McGilton on Nov. 22, 1944, in Menomonie. He farmed in Dunn County all his life.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Gordon E. Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. Wednesday until time of services on Thursday.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, at home; two sons: Roger and Gary, both of Rt. 4, Menomonie; two brothers: Carl and Lawrence, Menomonie; two sisters: Marion Nelson, Burlington, and Eunice Wold, Menomonie; and a grandson.

Maude Brostrom

Tuesday August 26, 1969
The Eau Claire Leader
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Mrs. Maude Brostrom, 83, 1709 11th St., Menomonie, died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Goodrich Funeral Home with Rev. Milton Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from this noon until the time of services.

Survivors include three sons: Carl and Lawrence, both of Menomonie, and Robert, Downsville; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Wold, Menomonie, and Mrs. Norman Nelson, Burlington; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brostrom was born in Buffalo County Jan. 19, 1886 and moved to Dunn County with her parents at an early age. She married Charles O. Brostrom in 1903 and her husband preceded her in death in 1923.

Correction: MENOMONIE (Special) The name of a surviving son, Harold Brostrom of Wausau, was inadvertently omitted in the obituary of Mrs. Maude Brostrom, 83, who died here Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Lydel M. Manor

January 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Lydel M. Manor, 79, Rt. 6, Menomonie, died on Wednesday at a West Allis hospital.

He had been employed for a time at the Kearney-Trecker Corp. in Milwaukee. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Raasch Funeral Home in Milwaukee. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park.

Surviving are three sons: Tom, Bill, and Jim; eight daughters: Mrs. Romie Kreuser, Mrs. Frank Richter, Mrs. Robert Lauer, Mrs. Edwin Kreuser, Mrs. Jack Herbeck, Mrs. Joyce Bednarz, Mrs. George Collins, and Mrs. George Mifko; three sisters; Mrs. Mary Reitz, Mrs. Relia Caturia, and Mrs. Rosabelle Katz (should be Cotts); two brothers: Louis and Melitus; 34 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Raymond Doane

January 1978
Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Raymond E. Doane, 77, Route 3, died Wednesday morning at Heritage Nursing Home, Elmwood.

The town of Spring Brook native married Verna Bylander on March 4, 1929. He farmed all of his life in the town of Spring Brook, retiring in 1958.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Russell, Menomonie, Richard, Wisconsin Rapids; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home, with burial in the Forest Center Cemetery.

Edward Ferber

May 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Elmwood--Edward C. Ferber, 87, Rt. 1, Menomonie, died Wednesday May 8, at his home.

Mr. Ferber was born in the Town of Union, Pierce County, and had lived at Plum City. He moved to Hatchville in 1907 and also had lived with his son, at Cornell. He married Paula Knopse and farmed most of his life.

Surviving are a son, Edward Jr., Cornell, three granddaughters and one grandson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rhiel Funeral Home here, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Town of Spring Lake.

James A. Hoig

March 1977
Submitted by Carol Severson

Wheeler--James A. Hoig, 96, died Friday, March 25, at Memorial Hospital Menomonie.

He was born in the Township of Dunn and lived most of his life in Dunn County. Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville.

Hester Mae Johnson

May 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Hester Mae Johnson, 94, former Dunn county resident, died May 3, at Port Townsend, Wash., where she had resided since 1949. Burial was in Port Townsend, Wash., with Rev. Donn Rin of the First Baptist Church officiating; interment was at Laural Grove Cemetery, with grandsons as pallbearers.

Hester Johnson was born in the Town of Dunn, May 29, 1886, the daughter of Edward and Deborah Lowry Smith. She resided in Dunn County and was an office employee in the H. Walter Cut Stone Company at Downsville, where her brothers, Claude, John, Miles and Willis were stone cutters. She also worked in and around the county as a cook. She lived in Eau Claire prior to moving to Washington.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Sievert and Bonnie Ruby, both of Port Townsend, Wash.; one son, Garland Johnson, Olympia, Wash; her brother, Willis, Menomonie; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Clara Smith

January 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Clara Smith, 76, 1513 7th St., Menomonie, died early Sunday morning at the Myrtle Werth Medical Center. Funeral services were today, January 13, at the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Spring burial will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

The former Clara Dahler was born February 2, 1905, in Dane County, Wisc. At the age of 12, she moved to the Menomonie area. She married Clifford Studebaker in 1933. Later she married Albert Smith. She was employed at the Memorial Hospital in Menomonie, retiring in 1970.

She is survived by three daughters, Rose Studebaker, Menomonie, Ruth Caturia, Belboa, Panama, Alice Hintzman, Menomonie; two sisters, Bertha (Mrs. Carol) Stokke, Boyceville, Emma (Mrs. Roman) Bauer, Trego; three brothers, John Dahler, Downsville, Ernest Dahler, Durand, William Dahler, Knapp; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Darrel N. Bryan, Sr.

August 1981
Submitted by Carol Severson

Darrel N. Bryan, Sr., 76, formerly of Rt. 1, Menomonie, died Monday evening at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the United Methodist Church. The body will be cremated and there is no visitation.

Darrel Bryan was born April 10, 1905, in Glenwood City, Iowa. At the age of three months, he moved with his parents to Hitchcock, S.D. He moved to the Menomonie area in 1936. In 1928, he and Clara Gregory were married at Redfield, S.D.

He is survived by his wife, Clara, at home; four sons, Darrel Jr., Prairie Farm, Lyman, Durand, Clarence and Ronald, Menomonie; one daughter, Mrs. Lenora Pearson, Hager City, Minn.; one sister, Mrs. Susan Ertz, Menomonie; 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Anna Clark

January 1982
Submitted by Carol Severson

Anna Clark, 93, Dunn County Health Care Center, died there Friday evening. Funeral services were January 18, at the Stanton Funeral Home, with Charles Humprey officiating. Burial will be in the Fall City Cemetery in the spring.

Anna Anderson was born Dec. 7, 1888, in Denmark. She came to the United States with her parents when she was three years old. She married Fred Clark Dec. 26, 1905, in Eau Claire. He preceded her in
death in 1967. She was also preceded in death by a son, Milford, in 1965.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Mense and Dorothy Clark, both of Menomonie; three sons, Delbert, Milwaukee, Daniel, Menomonie, Leonard, Rice Lake; a sister, Emma Jensen, Monence, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. Arrangements by the Stanton Funeral Home.

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