Dunn County Obituaries
January 2000

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Evelyn Amundsen Ayres

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, A8

Evelyn Amundsen Ayres, 92, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the Barron Memorial Center Nursing Home.
     Funeral services are 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at the First Lutheran Church in Barron with the Rev. Jeff Schlesinger officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.
     Visitation is one hour prior to services today at the church.
     Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron is handling arrangements.
     Dorothy Herdahl, 78, of Prairie Farm, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the Barron Medical Center.
     Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial was in Akers Cemetery, Town of Prairie Farm.
     Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.
     Elvina C. Running, 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services for Elvina are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Township of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
  
Harriet Ehrle

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, A8

Harriet Ehrle, 80, a resident of the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, formerly of Colfax, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999.
     She is survived by a son, Bud Ehrle of Miles City, Mont.; a daughter, Carol (Steve) Bargsten of Grant, Minn.; three grandchildren, Scott, Brian and Krista; a great-grandchild, Keirsey; a brother, Willis Johnson; and a sister, Irene Vermock.
     She was preceded in death by her dedicated and loving husband, Howard; two sisters, Thelma Eakins and Ruby Lincoln; and two brothers, Leslie Johnson and Harvey Johnson.
     A service to celebrate her life was held Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation Services, 6061 North Osgood Ave., Stillwater, Minn. Private interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie, WI 54751.
     Arrangements were made by Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation Services.
Margaret R. Fortin

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, A8

Margaret R. Fortin, 85, of Chandler, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Chandler.
     The former Margaret Proper was born June 2, 1914, in Boyceville to Floyd and Mary (Gurney) Proper. Margaret married James Fortin. They lived in Menomonie and Eau Claire before moving to Arizona. Margaret has lived in Arizona the last 28 years. Her husband preceded her in death.
     Margaret is survived by two daughters and one son, Jean (Duane) Noel of Chandler, Mary Jo Cockeram of Rockford, Ill., and James C. “Skip” Fortin of Jefferson; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Izora Cryor of DeKalb, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services for Margaret were Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Father Lyle Schulte officiating. Spring burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.
     The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
     Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Eugene Russell Ziehme

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, A8

Eugene Russell Ziehme, 85, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born May 29, 1914, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, to William F. and Blanche (Kizer) Ziehme. Eugene married the former Helen Erickson on July 3, 1939, in Stillwater, Minn. They moved to Milwaukee where they lived for 44 years. Eugene worked at the Pabst Brewery for many years, retiring in 1976. He and his wife returned to Menomonie in 1985.
     Eugene enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Northwest Trapshooters of Boyceville. He also enjoyed ginsenging.
     Eugene is survived by two daughters, Cherlye (Rafael) Herman-Rodriguez of Chandler, Ariz., and Carol Jedras of Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Kyle (Jill) Riem, David (Barbara) Herman, Cherie Herman, Thor Hansen and Kris Hansen; four great-grandchildren, Zack and Paige Riem and Ryan and Samantha Herman; four brothers, Glenn (Doris) Ziehme, Larry (Margaret) Ziehme, and Galen Ziehme, all of Menomonie, and Gerald (Judith) Ziehme of Cumberland; one sister, Maxine (Richard) Brown of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, and a brother, Garlen.
     Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Spring burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Stanley P. Branch

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, A8

Stanley P. Branch, 69, of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
     He was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Dunn County to Paul and Blanche (Clayton) Branch. He attended Hay Creek Country School, and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
     Stanley married Joan Langland on Aug. 2, 1958, in Dunn County. In 1961, they moved to Prescott where they lived for 31 years. Stanley worked at Armour & Co. in South St. Paul, Minn., until 1979, and then at Smeads in Hastings, Minn., for 12 years. In 1992, Stanley and his wife moved back to his home place in the Township of Eau Galle, where he resided until his death.
     He was a lifetime member of the VFW, belonging to the Prescott VFW Post until transferring to Durand VFW Post 3435. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming, and also his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     Stanley is survived by his wife, Joan Branch of Eau Galle; one son, Jeffrey (Patricia) Branch of Eau Galle; two daughters, Annette (Randall) Huppert and Paula (Nicholas) Olson, both of Menomonie; nine grandchildren, Danielle, Katherine, Stephanie and Thomas Branch, Andrea, Rebecca and Jennifer Huppert, and Brandon and Logan Olson; a sister, Marjorie (James) Stuart of Pepin; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and one grandson, Phillip Huppert.
     Funeral services for Stanley are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Revs. Richard Klabunde and Leslie Walck officiating. Spring burial will be in Clear View Cemetery in the Township of Eau Galle, Dunn County, with military honors by Durand VFW Post 3435.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Madeleine C. Anderson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Madeleine Christine Anderson (Tut), 77, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000.
     She was born March 4, 1922, in Rhinelander to Henry and Armande (Girard) Hansen. Madeleine graduated from Rhinelander High School and then graduated in 1944 from Cumberland School of Nursing in New York City. She pursued her nursing career for 50 years in Rhinelander, Duluth, Minn., Arkansas, and Florida. She spent her final one and one-half years in Menomonie.
     Madeleine married Theod-ore Robert Budney in 1949 and was widowed in 1966. She then married her longtime friend, Gaynor M. Anderson in 1975, and was widowed again in 1998.
     Madeleine is survived by a brother, Marcel (Eileen) Hansen of Lincoln, Neb.; five daughters, Renee Jimison of Wheeler, Paula (Dan) Buckley of Menomonie, Jo (Steve) Mundy of Minneapolis, Minn., Daun (Harlan) Larson of Rhinelander, and Billie (Todd) Pett of Longmont, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Marcia (Jim) Gelinne, and many other loved relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carl Hansen; a grandson, Scott Michael Jimison; and husbands Theodore Budney and Gaynor Anderson.
     Her strong spirit, courage, and beautiful smile will be missed by all.
     A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, in Rhinelander
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Erma Marie Becker

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Erma Marie Becker, 78, of Barron, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     She was born March 23, 1921, in Crooks Township in Renville County, Minnesota, the daughter of Ferdinand and Olga (Hoffman) Herrman. She grew up in Renville County and later attended Nursing School at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
     Her marriage to Rev. Edwin R. Becker took place on March 1, 1942, in Renville County. During their years of marriage her husband was a Lutheran pastor at Beyer Settlement near Menomonie, Bruce and Cameron, and then at Cadott and Boyd.
     She had worked as a nurses aide at the Barron Memorial Hospital for eight years when it first opened. They retired to Chetek where she lived until moving to Barron in 1995. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting with church groups, church activities, and socializing with her many friends. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Barron.
     She is survived by two sons, Terry (Deborah) Becker of Dallas, Texas, and Dan Becker of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie Becker of Madison; and a sister, Luelle Tonsfeldt of Willmar, Minn.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edwin Becker in 1986, and two brothers, Herbert and Arthur Herrman.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Salem Lutheran Church in Barron with the Rev. Ronald Mueller officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Chetek.
     Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron handled arrangements.

     
Jason E. Bushinger

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Jason E. Bushinger, 22, of Knapp, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident.
     Jason was born Oct. 13, 1977, in South St. Paul, Minn., to Ronald and Sandra (Schiell) Bushinger. He moved with his family to Knapp where he grew up. He graduated in 1996 from Menomonie High School. After graduation, Jason worked on road construction.
     He enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member of the Knapp Valley Riders Snowmobile Club. He also loved hunting and fishing and spending time with friends.
     Jason is survived by his father and mother, Ron and Sandy Bushinger of Knapp; a sister, Stephanie Schiell of Menomonie; his grandfather, Hubert (Faye) Schiell of Stillwater, Minn.; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Betty Schiell, and his paternal grandparents, George and Rose Bushinger.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County
     Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Marilyn M. Robey

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Marilyn  M. Robey, 34, of New Richmond, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.The former Marilyn James was born Jan. 23, 1965, in Menomonie to Harold and Alievia (Schutz) James. She was raised in Boyceville and graduated in 1983 from Boyceville High School. She then attended Northland Baptist Bible College in Dunbar, graduating in 1987.
     Marilyn married Mark Robey on June 27, 1987, at the Menomonie Alliance Church. She has been teaching at the Alliance Christian School since 1987. Marilyn was a member of the Alliance Church, on the Youth Council, a youth sponsor, and was involved in many youth events. She directed musicals at the school. She enjoyed drama and music, flowers and gardening, traveling, and she especially enjoyed the kids.
     Marilyn is survived by her husband, Mark of New Richmond; her parents, Harold and Alievia James of Boyceville; one brother and two sisters, Chris (Mark) Simonson of Colfax, Randy (Erline) James of St. Cloud, Minn., and Wanda (Jesse) Larson of Antigo; seven nieces and nephews, Brad, Mike and Sara Simonson, Katie, Rebecca and Heidi James, and Ryan Larson; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Phyllis Robey of Ellsworth; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services for Marilyn are 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

     
Myrtle A. Varnes

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Myrtle A. Varnes, 93, of Ridgeland, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Myrtle was born Oct. 8, 1906, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Anton and Sophie (Johnson) Lee. She was raised in the Town of Otter Creek where her family farmed and attended the Misselt School.
     On June 25, 1927, she was married to Jacob Varnes in the Town of Otter Creek. They farmed in the Town of Wilson for many years, and also lived in Alaska for about one year. They returned to the farm in Ridgeland and retired in 1957. After retiring, Myrtle did some custom painting with her husband.
     She was the church organist for many years at Zion Lutheran Church in the Town of Sheridan, taught Sunday School, and was active with the Ladies Aid. She was a longtime member of Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River.
     She is survived by her husband, Jacob of Ridgeland; a son, DeWayne (Louise) Varnes of Ridgeland; a granddaughter, Karen (Eric) Bohl of New Richmond; a grandson, Karl (Sue) Varnes of Ridgeland; great-grandchildren, Nancy, Katie and Charlie Bohl and Jacob, Danny and Becky Varnes; a brother, Gerold Lee of Tuscon, Ariz.; as well as other relatives and friends.
     Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, from the Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.
Louisa M. Fayerweather

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

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Louisa M. Fayerweather, 83, of Menomonie, formerly of Wheeler, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the St. Croix Health Care Center in New Richmond.
     The former Louisa Miller was born May 2, 1916, in Elgin, Iowa, to George and Louisa (Baumgartner) Miller. The family moved to Maiden Rock in 1920. Louisa married Marlin Fayerweather on June 21, 1934. They lived in Pepin until they moved to Wheeler in August 1953.
     She worked eight years at the Dunn County Health Care Center and was manager of the Wheeler Nutrition Site for eight years. Louisa and her husband moved to the Hosford/Rich Apartments in Menomonie in February 1997 where they formed many new close friends. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June 1999.
     She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and enjoyed doing crafts and sewing.
     Louisa was a member of the Methodist Church in Pepin, United Methodist (EUB) Church in Wheeler, and since 1998, the Methodist Church in Menomonie. She was active in the church, teaching Sunday School and attending the women’s group, and held various church offices. The Christian faith has been very important to Louisa and she felt one of the secrets to a long life was prayer and trusting in the Lord.
     Louisa is survived by her husband, Marlin Fayerweather of Menomonie; one son and three daughters, Duane (Helen) Fayerweather of Stillwater, Minn., Marilyn (Richard) Fruit of Menomonie, Ardis (Wendell) Garnhart of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Joyce (Kurtis) Fruit of Darby, Mont.; 13 grandchildren, Kim Falk, David Fruit, Denise Stalker, Donald Fruit, Dale Fayerweather, Melodie Cook, Karla Haas, Lori Lien, Travis Hoff, Tracey Hoff, Kim Garnhart, Kristie Hayes and Kimberly Fruit; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers and two sisters, Raymond Miller, Wesley (Lucille) Miller, Marie Hulverson and Beatrice (LaVern) Elberg; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louis, Leonard and John Miller; and two sisters, Celia Hager and Edith Collett.
     Funeral services for Louisa are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Spring burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Elvina C. Running

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Elvina C. Running, 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Elvina Severson was born Oct. 16, 1909, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Carl and Christina (Berg) Severson. She attended country school and later attended a business school.
     Elvina married Ole Running on Jan. 15, 1942, in Zumbrota, Minn. They farmed the Running home farm for many years. Elvina lived there until moving to the Dunn County Health Care Center in March 1999.
     She was a member of the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She also helped make quilts at the church. Elvina was a member of the Little Elk Creek Homemakers, and she enjoyed gardening and sewing.
     She is survived by a son, Steven Running of Menomonie; one sister, Clara Thon of Follansbee, W.Va.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ole; a son, Brian; and two brothers, Alvin and Helmer Severson.
     Funeral services for Elvina were Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Lavern E. Larson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Lavern E. Larson, 82, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born March 19, 1917, in Menomonie to Andrew and Ida (Mallory) Larson. Lavern was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School. After graduation, he started upholstering until World War II when he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving in Italy. Following military service, Lavern continued his upholstery business until retiring in 1991.
     Lavern married Racile Stevens on Aug. 21, 1946, in Menomonie. He lived in Menomonie all his life. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie and also a member of VFW Post #1039 and Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion.
     Lavern enjoyed working in his yard, going on picnics, and traveling. He also enjoyed going to Lake City, Minn., and boating on Lake Pepin.
     He is survived by his wife, Racile Larson of Menomonie; one daughter, Sally (Jerry) Siler of Eau Claire; two sons, Mark (Jean) Larson of Eau Claire and Barry (Cathy) Larson of Shakopee, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Jamie and Lance Siler, Traci (Pat) Christensen, Scott, Brett and Matt Larson, and Luke and Jake Larson; two sisters and one brother, Emily Frank of Menomonie, Herbert (Natalie) Larson of Zion, Ill., and Marna (Al) Wendal of Appleton; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Floyd, Roy and Oliver Larson; and a sister, Eva Krizan.
     A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Alton R. Draland

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Alton R. Draland, 88, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     He was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Northland, Waupaca County, to August and Mathilda (Olson) Draland. They moved to Boyceville in 1912 where his father farmed. Alton attended school in Boyceville and in 1921 he went to Maple School in the Town of Lucas.
     Alton later bought a small farm in the Town of Lucas where he resided until his later years. He then lived with his sister, Gladys Tietz, for 13 years until going to the American Lutheran Home where he resided the last nine months.
     Alton is survived by his sister, Gladys Tietz of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by one sister, Amy Joslin, and four brothers, Oris, Morris, Louie and Roy Draland.
     Funeral services for Alton were Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Spring burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
Sister Vivian Huppert, FSPA

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Sister Vivian Huppert, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 83, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Villa St. Joseph in La Crosse.
     Sister Vivian was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Big River to Peter and Mathilda (Bednar) Huppert. She entered St. Rose Convent on Aug. 16, 1932, and professed first vows in 1936.
     Sister Vivian received a bachelor’s degree from Viterbo College, majoring in piano with a minor in organ. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.
     She did additional graduate study at MacPhail School of Music, Minneapolis, Minn., and the University of Washington, Seattle.
     Sister Vivian taught music and was organist in elementary and secondary schools and parishes in Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin from 1935 to 1973. While teaching at Mount Senario College (1968-1973) in Ladysmith, she introduced the music major into the college curriculum.
     Sister Vivian wrote “Music Education in the Secondary School” (1964), a teacher manual, and two workbooks for high school students, published by Gregorian Institute of Music in Toledo, Ohio. From 1973 to 1981, Sister Vivian ministered as religious education coordinator at St. Bridget Parish, River Falls. She served in pastoral ministry the next 16 years, 15 of those years at St. Joseph Parish in Menomonie. Sister Vivian retired to St. Rose Convent in 1997 and to Villa St. Joseph in 1999.
     Sister Vivian is survived by her Franciscan Community; three sisters-in-law, Carmen Huppert of Ellsworth, Margie Huppert of River Falls, and Evelyn Huppert of Prescott; and nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
     A prayer service was held . Tuesday. The Rev. Dan Dahlberg, pastor of Christ the King Cathedral, Superior, presided at the Mass of Christian Burial in Mary of the Angels Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse.
     Memorials may be sent to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market St., La Crosse, WI 54601-8800.
Marlo W. McCullough

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2000, A6

Memorial services for Marlo W. McCullough, 90, of Menomonie, who died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health System in Menomonie, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating.
     Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.
Douglas E. Wagner

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, A

Douglas E. Wagner, 73, of Glendive, Mont., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive.
     Douglas was born Sept. 20, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minn., te son of Edward C. and Martha A. (Sabatke) Wagner. He was raised and educated in Menomonie, where he graduated from high school in 1944.
     Following his graduation from high school, Doug entered the U.S. Navy. Receiving his discharge from the military, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After his college education, Doug moved to Glendive in 1948.
     He married Ruth Luke on April 29, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their home in Glendive where Doug was a mechanical contractor, owning and operating Wagner Heating and Plumbing until he retired in 1990.
     Doug enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. He was a member of the Glendive Elks Lodge, VFW, and the American Legion.
     Survivors include his wife Ruth, of Glendive; two sons, Doug Wagner of Missoula, Mont., and Craig Wagner of Glendive; one daughter, Julie Lewis of Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Kathi Cleaveland and Nancy Persian, both of Minneapolis; and two grandchildren, Jess and Jana Wagner, both of Glendive.
     Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Interment was in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive.
     Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive was entrusted with arrangements.  

Elmer O. Schlueter

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, A6

Elmer O. Schlueter, 55, of Knapp, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Elmer was born Nov. 5, 1944, in North Menomonie, to Otto and Anna (Jaeger) Schlueter. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
     Elmer was employed at Badger Iron Works in Menomonie for 22 years before his illness.
     He is survived by a sister, Edna (Kenneth) Dukes of Council Bluffs, Ia.; a brother, William (Vicki) Schlueter of Knapp; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores Farber and Bertha Moritz, and one brother, John Schlueter.
     Funeral services for Elmer will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan., 10, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.
     Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Monday.
Rowaine B. Frerichs

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, A6

Rowaine B. Frerichs, 69, of rural Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Rowaine Johnson was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Stillwater, Minn., to Carl and Mabel (Anderson) Johnson.
     She married Edgar Frerichs on April 1, 1955, in Stillwater. They lived in a number of places in the United States as well as Europe before settling in Menomonie in 1971. Rowaine was a member of the Tainter United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Edgar; a daughter, Lori Frerichs; a son, Duane Frerichs; two granddaughters, Tali and Carly Frerichs; two brothers, Eldon (Lois) Johnson and Roland (Wynelda) Johnson; and other relatives and friends.
     Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at the Tainter United Methodist Church in the Township of Tainter, Dunn County, with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. No visitation is planned at the funeral home.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.
     Memorials will be donated to the Tainter United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Irene A. Wildner

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2000, A6

Irene A. Wildner, 89, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Irene Ann Blum was born Jan. 13, 1910, in the Township of Roxbury, Dane County, to Chas. and Theresa (Paar) Blum. She married James Wildner on Jan. 29, 1942, in Madison. They lived in Menomonie until 1965, then lived in the southern states until retiring in 1981 in Menomonie.
     Irene enjoyed painting, reading and watching birds. She also loved animals, especially her dogs. She loved her family and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Judy Ferguson, Jim (Sharon) Wildner and John (Rhonda) Wildner, all of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Rich (Roechel) Ferguson of Hutchinson, Minn., Kelly Ferguson of Milwaukee, Jim Ferguson of Menomonie, Jeffrey (Pam) Wildner of Menomonie, Jeremy (Stacey) Wildner of Wilson, Dawn (Bill) Wickman of Wilson, and Tammy (Nate) Lee of Menomonie; four great-grandchildren, Creo Lee, Cody Wildner, Amber Lee and Brooke Wickman; one brother, Pete (Sally) Blum of Sauk City; a sister-in-law, Joyce Cave of Milwaukee; cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Irene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
     A memorial service for Irene will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Father Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. 
Howard J. Milune

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2000, A6

Howard J. Milune, 70, of Glenwood City, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at his home with hospice.
     Howard was born April 19, 1929 in  Downing to Anthony and Emma (Erickson) Milune. Howard served in the U.S. Air Force. On June 20, 1953, Howard married Catherine Deer in London, England. Because of his construction career, they moved around and settled down in Glenwood City for many years.
     Howard was a member of Carpenters Union #87 for 30-plus years. Upon retiring, Howard moved to Menomonie where he worked for Sam's Auto Supply and the Chrysler dealer, both of Menomonie. Two years ago Howard returned to Glenwood City to be near family and friends. Howard recently attended a reunion of former Air Force buddies.
     He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Winterling American Legion Post #232. Howard enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren, golfing and traveling.
     Howard is survived by four children, Lillian (Donavon) Baskin, Theresa (Bryan) Cress, and Patrick Milune, all of Glenwood City, and Katie (Troy) Ista of River Falls; seven grandchildren, Jason and Ryan Best, Jeanna and Heather Cress, and Mackinzie, Morgan and Megan Ista; a sister, Frances (Robert) Cassellius of Glenwood City; a special friend, Dorothy Magnuson of Glenwood City; and many relatives and friends.
     Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Catherine in 1997; a brother, Douglas Milune; and two nephews, Philip Milune and Greg Cassellius.
     Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City with The Very Rev. John A. Drummy, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.
Hazel D. Kothbauer

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2000, A6

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Hazel D. Kothbauer, 92, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Hazel was born July 9, 1907, in Dunn County, the daughter of Frank and Friedricke (Schultz) Grutt. She grew up on a farm in the Town of Sherman and attended Hawthorne School.  In 1918, Hazel moved to Boyceville with her father where she worked as a telephone operator for several years.
     Hazel also worked in Menomonie at Schultz's Variety Store and Gambles, where she met her future husband, Edmond Kothbauer.  In 1941, Hazel lived in Pueblo, Colo., where she attended beauty college and continued to work in various beauty shops.
     Hazel married Edmond Kothbauer on Oct. 4, 1947, in the Methodist Church in Sante Fe, NM, after he returned from World War II. They eventually moved back to Eau Claire where she worked at the Hotel Eau Claire and took courses at the technical school for arts and crafts.
     Hazel enjoyed painting outdoor scenes. She was also very active in homemakers' clubs along with various church work. They moved to Menomonie where her husband died in 1986. Hazel continued living at Tantara Apartments for 15 years before moving to Autumn Village.
     Hazel is survived by five nieces, Ramona (Hans) Morell of Andover, Minn., Marlene (Virgil) Mounce of Janesville, Norma (Lambert) Plante of Cottage Grove, Minn., Avis (Herbert) Smithback of Menomonie, and Eleanor (Glen) Parks of Sturgeon Bay; and one nephew, Ronald Grutt of Boyceville.
     Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers.
     Hazel was a very loving, caring and pleasant person to all who knew her.  She will be sadly missed.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in the spring in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.
Beverly J. Bakke

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2000, A6

Beverly J. Bakke, 63, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
    The former Beverly Jean Quaderer was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Menomonie to Clyde and Vivian (Boch) Quaderer. She graduated in 1954 from Menomonie High School.
     Beverly married Orville Bakke on May 15, 1964, in Woodville. They farmed the Bakke home farm in the Town of Menomonie until 1989. Beverly then moved into an apartment in North Menomonie.
     She was a member of a Dunn County homemakers club and our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing cards, and especially visiting with friends.
     Beverly is survived by three aunts, Shirley Karnes of Seattle, Wash, Ethel Quaderer of Prairie Farm and Eva (Andy) Shantos of Sun City, AZ; a cousin, Terry Shantos of Tucson, Ariz.; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, June Quaderer; and her husband, Orville "Bud" Bakke in 1992.
     Funeral services for Beverly were Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Helen E. Halama

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2000, A6

Helen E. Halama, 91, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services for Helen are 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) wt the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
 

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, A6

 
Arvilla Schlottman

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, A6

Mrs. Richard (Arvilla) Schlottman, formerly of Menomonie, passed on to her eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Green Bay.
     She was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Knapp to Lewis and Emma (Sabatke) Emerson. She married Richard Schlottman on June 14, 1941, in Boyceville. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage.
     Arvilla attended Normal School in Menomonie and taught at the Granger and Beaver Creek schools before marrying. After her marriage to Richard, she helped him farm until their retirement. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyceville and of the Annis Creek Women’s Club.
     Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Merlin) Zimmer of Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Arlyn (Tricia) Schlottman of Gypsum, Colo.; one grandson, Zachary Zimmer of Green Bay; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice (Al) Dixon of San Jose, Calif., Luella (Charles) Stokke of Menomonie, and Donna (Ollie) Stewart of Everett, Wash.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin (Doris) Emerson of Cut Bank, Mont., and James (Ruby) Emerson of Menomonie; one brother-in-law, Richard Spielman of River Falls; other brothers and sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arvilla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; an infant son, Ronald; her sister, Lyla Spielman; and other brothers and sisters-in-law.
     Funeral services for Arvilla were Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyceville. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Menomonie.
     She will be sadly missed by her family and remembered for her abiding faith in God.
     The family thanks the nurses and support staff at Woodside Manor and Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay for their care and concern.
     A memorial fund has been established for Lutheran World Relief and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.   

     
Gerald “Jerry” Marko

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, A6

Gerald “Jerry” Marko, 38, of Dallas, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his home.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.     
Barry R. Anacker

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, A6

Barry Robert Anacker, 35, of St. Paul, Minn., died unexpectedly resulting from a car accident on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
     Barry was born March 28, 1964, in Menomonie, the son of Maxine (Sorensen) and George Anacker. He was raised in St. Paul where he graduated from high school in 1982. He continued to live in the St. Paul area until his death.
     Survivors include Mary and their daughter, Kristina, of St. Paul; his father, George Anacker of Menomonie; a sister, Lynda (Bob) Bird of Boyceville; brothers, Donald (Maxine) of Orlando, Fla., Randy (Linda) of St. Paul, Phillip (Mary) of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Ken of Menomonie; and a sister, Pam of Woodbury, Minn.
     Barry was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in St. Paul.
     “When I give to you a yellow rose, I give you peace only heaven knows.”
Leonard L. Jackson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, A6

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Leonard L. Jackson, 71, of Knapp, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born March 18, 1928, in the Township of Lucas, Dunn County, to Carl and Lucille (Butteris) Jackson. In 1935, they moved to Elmwood for seven years. In 1942, they moved back to Knapp. They also moved to Colfax for a time before returning to the farm in Knapp. Leonard bought this farm from his father and has resided there until his death. He loved farming and he enjoyed going to auctions and visiting with people there. Leonard also faithfully cared for his disabled brother for many years.
     Leonard leaves to mourn his passing, one sister, Lorna Smith of Eau Claire; two brothers, Clifford (Vila) Jackson of Knapp and Dale Jackson of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Verna Jackson of Zumbrota, Minn.; nine nieces; 13 nephews, and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gerald Jackson; a brother-in-law, Victor Smith, and a nephew, Darrol Jackson.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Gospel Mission Baptist Church in Knapp, with Rev. LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before the service on Saturday.
Kathleen S. Schmidt

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, A6

Kathleen S. Schmidt, 32, of Boyceville, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     The former Kathleen Hintzman was born Oct. 1, 1967, in Menomonie to Daniel and Sondra (Guldvog) Hintzman. She was raised in Boyceville and attended Boyceville schools. Kathleen then went to work for All American Manufacturing in Boyceville where she worked until the present.
     Kathleen married Richard Schmidt on March 27, 1992, in Menomonie. She resided in the Boyceville area all her life.
     Kathleen was a very caring person and loved her family dearly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Kathleen is survived by her husband, Richard of Boyceville; a son, Kyle of Boyceville; three stepdaughters, Polly, Ashli and Lindsay Schmidt; her father, Daniel Hintzman (JoAnn Williams) of Boyceville; her mother, Sondra Campbell of Boyceville; three sisters and one brother, Laurel (Darwin) Berends of Colfax, and Brian Hintzman, Barbara (Scott) Evenson and Karen (Marshall) Tape, all of Boyceville; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Irene Schmidt of Boyceville; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
     Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Carol M. Wood

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, A6

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Carol M. Wood, 39, of Menomonie, died as a result of a car accident on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, on Highway 29 in the Town of Green Grove, Clark County.
     Carol was born April 10, 1960, in Chippewa Falls, and was raised in Cornell. She received her GED from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, where she also took Administrative Assistant classes.
     Carol was an artist of many talents, including music, drawing, painting, doll-making, hat-making and vintage dress-making. She was a prolific writer and was presently employed at the Dunn County News as Lifestyles Editor, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. Carol also enjoyed worshipping in the Nazarene churches in Eau Claire and now in Menomonie.
     She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Survivors included four children, Phillip, Isaac, Elijah and Sienna; her mother, Della (Shackleton) Fisk of Menomonie; two brothers, Lon (Dennise) Fisk of DeForest and Earl (Laura) Fisk of Holcombe; two step-sisters, Karen (Richard) Stewart of Sheldon and Sheila (Randall) LaRose of Cadott; a step-brother-in-law, Alan Jones of Chippewa Falls; her former husband, Terry Wood; maternal grandmother, Jeannette Monica Shackleton of Spring Valley Health Care Center; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her step-father, Dale Fisk; maternal grandfather, Cecil Shackleton, and step-sister, Sylvia Jones.
     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Menomonie Alliance Church, with Rev. Ron VanWey officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.
     Visitation was held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church an hour before the service on Saturday.    
Jacob Varnes

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, A6

Jacob Varnes, 99, of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Hay River Lutheran Church, Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with Rev. Steven Carlson. Burial will be in the church cemetery,
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Edmund C. Evenson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, A6

Edmund C. “Ed” Evenson, 88, of Eau Claire, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Dove Health Care Center.
     Ed was born Jan. 14, 1912, in Rice Lake to the late Hans and Emma (Hegna) Evenson. He married Blonda Ryan on June 19, 1937, who died Jan. 23, 1967. On Dec. 4, 1971, he married Helen M. Nelson at First Lutheran Church in Barron.
     Ed worked most of his life as a farmer and an electrician. He worked several years for Switzer. He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and Little Elk Creek Church and was a former softball coach for the Little Elk Creek League.
     He is survived by his wife, Helen of Eau Claire; a son, Gene (Marie) Evenson of Tennessee; stepchildren Mary (Gary) Rambo of Altoona and Tom (Karen) Nelson, Barb (Rolf) Kleven, and Julie (Barry) Yule, all of Eau Claire; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Evenson of Oklahoma; a sister, Hazel Hageseth of Elk River, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blonda, and nine brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark A. Olson officiating. Interment was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery in Menomonie.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Little Elk Creek Church, or Dove Health Care Center.
     Evergreen Funeral Home in Eau Claire served the family.
Otto P. Resech

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, A6

Otto P. Resech, 87, of Menomonie, died on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, where he had been a patient for the past six days.
     Otto was born Feb. 12, 1912, in the Town of Browing, Taylor County, and attended Medford Area Schools and Marquette University in Milwaukee. He married Irma K. Bizer on July 27, 1940, in Medford and she preceded him in death in 1990.
     Mr. Resech was employed at Harley Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee for 39 years, where he rose to numerous managerial positions, retiring in 1973 as vice-president of administration. Moving to Menomonie in 1977, he along with his son, Richard, formed O&R Equipment, a tractor and farm equipment dealership. He was active in that business until the fall of 1998, when a stroke left him incapacitated.
     In business and his life, Otto demonstrated integrity, honesty, high standards and respect for those around him. As a father and grandfather, he was loving, kind and generous. He was a member of First Congregational Church in Menomonie.
     Survivors include two sons, Robert (Diane) Resech of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Richard (Beth) Resech of Menomonie; a brother, Ron (Vicky) Resech of Cedar Creek, Tex., and two grandchildren, Michael and Katherine Resech.
     A brother, Albert Resech, preceded him in death.
     Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, the Rev. James Briney officiating. Burial will be in Medford Evergreen Cemetery.
     There will be no public visitation. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford served the family.
James Newell Phelan

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, A6

James Newell Phelan, 63, of Sister Bay, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Marshfield.
     He was born on March 1, 1936, in Wheeler. He married Virginia Ann Hubbard on Aug. 27, 1960.
     Mr. Phelan retired after 38 years in education as a teacher and principal. His career led him from Danbury to Menomonie, then to Lomira, followed by East DePere and finally finishing his career at Gibraltar in Fish Creek.
     He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children Kathy (Tom) DeBoth, Terry (Doug) Bies, Peggy (Frank) Tanck, Maureen Phelan and Bunny Phelan; grandchildren Drake Bies, Samantha Phelan, Trevor, Ashley and Austin Tanck, and James DeBoth. He is also survived by his mother, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
     A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at St. Rosalia Catholic Church in Sister Bay. Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church.
     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay assisted the family.

Jacob G. Varnes

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, A6

Jacob G. Varnes, 99, of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Area Nursing Home in Colfax.
     Jacob was born July 3, 1900, in Rodoy, Norway, to Lenning and Christine (Abelson) Varnes. He was baptized and confirmed in Norway. In 1915, the family came to America and lived at Blooming Prairie, Minn., and in 1916 settled a farm in rural Wheeler.
     During the years of 1925-26, he assisted with the construction of Highways 25 and 64, using his future father-in-law’s horses. On June 25, 1927, he was married to Myrtle Lee in the Town of Otter Creek. They farmed in the Town of Wilson for many years, and also lived in Alaska for about a year and then returned to the farm in Ridgeland and retired in 1957. After retiring, Jacob did a lot of painting and carpentry work.
     He served as the Zion Lutheran Church Secretary in the Town of Sheridan for many years and has been a member of the Son’s of Norway for 23 years. He has now been a long-time member of Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River.
     He is survived by his son, DeWayne (Louise) Varnes of Ridgeland; granddaughter, Karen (Eric) Bohl of New Richmond; grandson, Karl (Sue) Varnes of Ridgeland; great-grandchildren, Nancy, Katie and Charlie Bohl, and Jacob, Danny and Becky Varnes, as well as other relatives and friends.
     Jacob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrtle on Dec. 31, 1999; one brother and three sisters.
     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, from Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River with Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

    
Leroy H. Knutson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, A6

Leroy H. Knutson, 69, of Colfax, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     Leroy was born July 20, 1930, in Barron to Henry and Anna (Lee) Knutson. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1948, and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. In 1968, he married Kay Longdo. Leroy retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1990 after 22 years of service in Colfax and Weyerhaueser. Currently, he was employed at the Wal-Mart in Eau Claire, where he had many special friends.
     Survivors include three sons, Kevan, Kim and Kyle (Tami) Knutson, all of Colfax; a sister, Arlene Lund of Menomonie; three brothers, Wallace (Ardella) of Menomonie, Julian (Patricia) and Curtiss (Marion), both of Colfax; four loving grandchildren, Olivia and Madeline of Cross Lake, Minn., and Tyler and Tiernee of Colfax; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Morgan, Malcolm and Alton Knutson, and one brother-in-law, Edward Lund.
     Funeral services for Leroy were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from Colfax Lutheran Church, Pastor Gary Garnatz officiating. Burial was in Holden Lutheran Church Cemetery.
     Visitation was held Monday night at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Marcella B. Happe

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, A6

Marcella B. Happe, 80, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at her home in Menomonie.
     Born May 1, 1919, Marcella was the daughter of Henry and Barbara Bauer. She was born and raised in the Town of Lima, Pepin County, rural Durand. In 1955, she married Gordon Happe in St. Paul, Minn., where they lived after marriage.
     After the death of her husband, she moved back to the Lima community, where she lived and cared for her mother. In about 1985, she moved to Menomonie, where she remained the rest of her life.
     Marcella is survived by one sister, Beverly (Tom) Risler of Elmwood; two brothers, Norbert H. (Lorraine) Bauer of Durand and Darrell (Kay) Bauer of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church - Lima, rural Durand, the Rev. Woodrow Pace officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m.
     Arrangements were made by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
Maxine B. Brown

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, A6

Maxine B. Brown, 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Maxine was born Sept. 22, 1928, in Glen Flora to William and Blanche (Kizer) Ziehme. They later moved to the Hatchville-Weston area, and she graduated from Elmwood High School in 1946.
     She married Richard Brown of Menomonie on Oct. 24, 1946, in Stillwater, Minn. After they marriage, they lived most of their life in Menomonie. Maxine was a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls, teddy bears and other collectibles. She also enjoyed camping and she loved her family dearly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Maxine is survived by her husband, Richard, of Menomonie; three daughters, Linda (Allen) McIntyre of Menomonie, Connie (Michael) Johnson of Queens Creek, Ariz., and Cindy (Jerry) Tape of Cottage Grove, Minn.; five grandsons, Kevin (Jean) Jacobs and Kurt (Patricia) Jacobs, both of Menomonie, Scott and Jason Johnson of Hudson, and Joshua Tape of Cottage Grove, Minn; four granddaughters, Kari Jacobs of Colfax, Shannon Johnson of Queens Creek, Ariz., Jenna and Kelsey Tape of Cottage Grove, Minn.; two great-grandsons, Cody Jacobs of Menomonie and Dakotah Jacobs of Colfax; two step-grandsons, Michael McIntyre and Patrick (Carol) McIntyre of Wheeler; three step-great-grandchildren, Sean, Carissa and Poppi Walsh of Wheeler; four brothers, Larry (Margaret) Ziehme, Galen Ziehme and Glen (Doris) Ziehme of Menomonie, and Gerald (Judy) Ziehme of Cumberland; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, and special friend, Marie Hermann of Menomonie.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Garlen and Russell “Eugene” Ziehme.
     A memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial of her cremains will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at Knapp in the spring.
     Friends and relatives may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before the service on Friday.
Aaron Lee “Snapper” Price

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

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Aaron Lee “Snapper” Price, 18, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a long and courageous battle against a rate form of Acute Mylogenous Leukemia.
     He was born Dec. 20, 1981, in Menomonie to Patrick and Debra Jo (Erickson) Price. He lived in Texas with his family until he was six years old, then they returned to Boyceville, where he attended school. Aaron was active in various sports and other extra-curricular activities. He was involved in mechanics and he was a student helper at the elementary school. Aaron also helped on farms in the area. He received a medical discharge from the U.S. Army National Guard of Wisconsin, and he was active in research for the cure of his disease. Aaron enjoyed people of all ages, and he was well-liked in the community and at the hospital. At Aaron’s death, his doctors cried.
     Aaron is survived by his mother, Debra Jo Price of Boyceville; his father, Patrick Price of Menomonie; a brother, Mitchell Price (Crystal and Dylan Jones) of Baldwin; a sister, Desiree Price of Boyceville; grandparents, Ted and Carol Erickson of Boyceville and Bill Price of Menomonie; great-grandmother, Lillian Erickson of Wheeler; aunts, uncles and cousins and other relatives, and many friends.
     He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Caroline Price, and great-grandparents, Ralph and Doris Hattery and Andrew Erickson.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, with Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before the service on Monday.
Ada M. Hughes

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

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Ada M. Hughes, 84, of Knapp, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the result of a car accident in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.
     The former Ada Hammond was born April 12, 1915, at Rock Elm, Pierce County, to Wallace and Lillian (Ettles) Hammond.
     She was raised in the Knapp area and attended Knapp High School. Following her schooling, she visited her uncle on his ranch in South Dakota, before returning to Knapp to work as a housekeeper and nanny for Robert, Dorothy and Milton Hughes in 1935 and 1936. On March 13, 1937, she married their father, Robert Hughes. They lived on the Hughes family farm in Knapp and raised their family.

     Ada was an active member of the Knapp United Methodist Church and the church women’s organization. She was also a member of the Miller Hill Homemakers, the Royal Neighbors, and was a 4-H leader for the Miller Hill Hustlers. Ada was an excellent seamstress, an artist, a barber and enjoyed gardening and traveling. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Ada is survived by three sons and three daughters, Robert (Flossie) Hughes of Knapp, Dorothy (Robert) Phillips of River Falls, Milton Hughes of Downsville, Myrna (Merle) Brantmeier of River Falls, Howard (Nancy) Hughes of Knapp, and Deanna (Vernon) Jenson of Robbinsdale, Minn.; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Hammond of Woodville and Donald Hammond of Clovis, Calif.; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; six brothers, Avery, Maurice, Earl, Clifford, George and Harvey Hammond; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Hughes.
     Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Knapp United Methodist Church, with Rev. Goldie Bundy officiating. Spring burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.
     Friends called at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, Friday evening and at the church an hour before the service on Saturday.
Carl E. Kolkind

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

Carl E. Kolkind, 78, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Menomonie to Torville and Anna (Eleison) Kolkind and attended Menomonie schools. Carl then farmed, drove semi over the road, and worked for Northwestern Railroad for 29 years before retiring in 1978. He married Violet Peterson in Iowa and she preceded him in death in 1987. Carl has lived in the Menomonie area all of his life and has enjoyed working on engines and antique cars.
     Carl is survived by two step-daughters and one step-son, Goldie Wolfe of Menomonie, Betty Dougherty of Northfield, Minn., and Bert Peterson of Port Orange, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet; four brothers, Louie, George, Thorville and Art Kolkind, and one sister, Julia Kolkind.
     Funeral services for Carl took place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends called at the funeral home Friday evening and an hour before the service on Saturday.
Doc F. O’Bryan

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

Doc F. O’Bryan, 85, of Wheeler, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born Jan. 3, 1915, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Forest and Ida (Mann) O’Bryan. He was raised in Menomonie and then worked for several farmers in the Dunn County area. He married the former Marcella Traxler on July 28, 1943, in Menomonie, and she preceded him in death in 1977. He has lived in the Wheeler area since 1957. Doc greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he also enjoyed fishing.
     Doc is survived by three daughters, Ann (Daniel) Rieck of Wheeler, Mary O’Bryan of Barron and Sharon (Rance) Anderson of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Kevin (Elisha) Rieck of Wheeler, Kimberly (Wade) Leibfried of Prior Lake, Minn., and Christopher (Wanda) Anderson of Wheeler; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Leibfried, Abigail Anderson, Kaely Rieck and Mikaela Leibfried; a sister-in-law, Alice Traxler of Park Rapids, Minn.; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Lloyd and Walter O’Bryan, and two sisters, Ruth Amick and Beulah O’Bryan.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and an hour
before the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Wesley L. O’Bryan

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

Wesley L. O’Bryan, 47, of the Township of Spring Lake, rural Elmwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing, Minn.
     Wes was born Nov. 5, 1952, in Menomonie, the son of Lloyd and Opal (Hintzman) O’Bryan. Wes grew up in the Elmwood area, and attended elementary and high school in Elmwood. He married Patricia Schlosser on June 29, 1971, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood. They made their home just outside of Elmwood in the Township of Spring Lake. He worked at the Summit Cheese Factory for 20 years and was presently employed at Dayco PTI in Red Wing, Minn.
     He is survived by his wife, Pat; one son, Shane O’Bryan of Menomonie; seven sisters, Charlotte Smith and Shirley Link, both of Menomonie, Darlene Hintzman and Pat Ellefson, both of Barnes; Ardith Smith and Virginia Langer, both of Elmwood, and Velma Britton of Hager City, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     His parents and one nephew, Dana Smith, preceded Wes in death.
     Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Elmwood, with Rev. Varkey Velickakathu officiating.
     Friends called Friday evening at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood.
Lorraine E. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6

Lorraine E. Johnson, 76, of Dallas, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Barron Medical Center.
     Lorraine was born Dec. 5, 1923, to Oscar and Laura (Hanson) Johnson in the Town of Maple Grove. On Jan. 14, 1942, she was married to John A. “Tony” Johnson in Barron. Lorraine’s life was devoted to her church and her family. She lived her Christian faith in service to God in every community in which she lived, including Denver, Iowa, and Kaukauna, Fall Creek, Colfax, Sand Creek and Dallas. She also served in most community and school events which involved her children as they were growing up. Lorraine had a very special bond with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     During her years in Dallas, she was actively involved in the New Scandinavia Lutheran Church in the Town of Maple Grove, serving as president of the Lutheran Church Women. She also taught a weekly Bible Study Class at Dallas Healthcare Center for the past two decades. Many people have been touched by her inspirational faith.
     She is survived by her sons, Jerry (fiancee, Carole Falk) Johnson of Plymouth, Minn., and Lenny (Terri) Johnson of Green Bay; a daughter, Vicky (David) Crane of Cadott; six granchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-granchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.
     Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony, on March 14, 1997; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Kaduce, and an infant sister, Irene.
     Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, from New Scandinavia Lutheran Church in the Town of Maple Grove, with Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating. Interment was in First Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Barron.
     Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron. 

     
Anna Carey

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A6-A14

Anna Carey, 104, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Anna was born March 4, 1895, in Czechoslovakia to John and Elizabeth (Bugosh) Ulicney. At the age of 16, Anna, along with family members, crossed the Atlantic to join her father in Iowa. She later met and married John Edward Carey, and they resided in Iowa for many years. Following her husband’s death, she moved to Boyceville and took care of her sister. In 1992, she became a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center. Anna enjoyed crocheting pillows and blankets.
     Anna is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
     She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Ann; three brothers and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City, with Rev. Louis Kerestes officiat-ng. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa, Ia. Memorial preferred in donor’s choice.
     Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday one hour prior to services.
Annetta Hegeman

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A14

Annetta Hegeman, 82, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyceville, with Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville.
     Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.
Jennie O. Rogstad

Dunn County News, Sunday, January 30, 2000, A14

Jennie O. Rogstad, 95, of Menomonie, died on Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Jennie Lee was born Nov. 23, 1904, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Christian and Sophie (Olson) Lee.
     Jennie worked as a bookkeeper at the Farmers Store in Menomonie and for May Brother’s in the Twin Cities for many years. She married Earl Rogstad on Nov. 23, 1966, in Minneapolis and he later preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie and sang in the church choir. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Sons of Norway for over 50 years. Jennie was an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling until the age of 90.
     She is survived by a sister, Gladys Buss of Menomonie, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Myrtle Lee, and four brothers, Clifford, Joy, Clarence and Lloyd Lee.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Spring burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before
the service on Tuesday.

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