Dunn County Obituaries
January 2001

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
January 3, 2001 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Bernard S. "Moose" Halama

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, A6

Bernard S. "Moose" Halama, age 70, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Bernard was born May 14, 1930, the sixth child of Stanley and Julia (Smeija) Halama. He grew up helping on the family farm in Independence. He attended Catholic grade school where a nun gave him the nickname of "Moose," which stuck with him his entire life.

One fond memory of his school days was ice skating on the creek that ran through their farm and all the way to town. He remembered many times skating all the way to town for school. Moose always said his favorite class was recess, but he worked hard at home and was a good basketball player. Moose graduated in 1948 from Independence High School.

After high school, he signed up for the U.S. Navy with some of his buddies on June 20, 1948, in Eau Claire. He served during the Korean War and received a citation and was honorably discharged in 1951 in Norfolk, Va., as an Electrician's Mate 3rd Class.

After his discharge from the Navy, he went to work for Joe Roskos as a route man for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. Moose married Rozanne Carol Douville on Dec. 27, 1958, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Somerset.

Moose became the Pabst beer distributor in 1970 and expanded the distributorship to include a five-county area. He had warehouses in both Menomonie and Independence. He and Rozanne made their home in Menomonie where they raised 10 children.

Moose was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW, and several fish and game clubs. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, hobby farming and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed people and loved to help everyone celebrate life with a zing.

Moose is survived by his wife, Rozanne; four sons, Rick (Jeanette) of Pittsville, Bruce and David (Sue), both of Menomonie, and Bryan of Milford, Conn.; six daughters, Julie (Chris) Knutson-Loberg, Jayne Halama, Jennifer (Tim) Engel, and Jessica (Scot) Christenson, all of Menomonie; Joyce Halama of Onalaska, and Jill Halama of Bloomington, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren, Joshua, Melissa, Nicole, Elizabeth, Joseph, Jacob, Stacy, Katelyn, Andrew and Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Martha Misch, and four brothers, Ralph, Edmund, Hilary "Jack", and Clarence "Porky."

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

 

Laura Graff

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, A6

Laura Graff, age 82, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at her home with hospice.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Arthur Miller officiating.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

[See full obituary below]

Aldore E. Witt

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, A6

Aldore E. Witt, age 79, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Gerald Hibbard officiating. Spring interment will be in the Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Roy V. Kaner

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, A66

Roy V. Kaner, age 76, of Chicago, the oldest child of Emil and Francena (Weinzirl) Kaner, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Chicago.

After graduating from St. Rita's High School in Chicago, he received a bachelor's degree in industrial arts from The Stout Institute in Menomonie. He taught in high schools in Virginia and Illinois.

Roy enjoyed music, had a lovely strong voice, and often sang solo at his parish church, St. Benedict the African. He had an avid interest in reading, especially history, politics and religion. He was known for his generous nature in providing books and tools for all his siblings and their families. He was a true Christian, often helping out the less fortunate in the neighborhood and also those in the Care Center.

Roy is survived by two brothers, Harry of Eau Galle and Richard (Nancy) of Rice Lake; two sisters, Rita Collins of San Mateo, Calif., and Mary Magnuson of Eau Galle; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Clarence.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Laura L. Graff

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, A6

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Laura L. Graff, age 81, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at her home with hospice.

The former Laura L. Bosshart was born March 29, 1919, in Boyceville to John and Velma (Piatt) Bosshart. She married Clebourne Graff on June 11, 1941, in Clear Lake. Together they owned and operated the Graff Nursing Home for more than 20 years. She also became a LPN and in her later years had an in-home daycare.

Laura was very active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Menomonie, especially the Dorcas Society. She was a member of the church for more than 60 years.

Survivors include her husband, Clebourne Graff of Menomonie; three daughters, Coral Sinex and Cleora (Leon) Herrick, both of Menomonie, and Jean (Richard) Maneage of Stuart, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Clarence (Mary) Bosshart of Colfax, Richard (Georgia) Bosshart of Cambridge, and Fred (Nona) Bosshart of Menasha; three sisters, Ella (Norman) Willert of Menomonie, Sally (Sig) Olson of Colfax, and Mary (Jack) Forrest of New Berlin; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gerald Graff; her stepfather, Ike Swisher; four brothers, Mar, Gene, Carl and James Bosshart; and a sister, Lucile Morgan.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Arthur Miller officiating. Burial was in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

John E. Curtis

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, A6

John E. Curtis, age 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

 

Arrangements are pending.

Robert E. Rogers

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, A6

Robert E. Rogers, 88, of Ridgeland, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Ridgeland United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Town of Dallas.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas.  [See full obituary on Jan. 10, 2001.]

Eleanor G. Fedderly

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, A6

Eleanor G. Fedderly, age 82, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Eleanor was born Dec. 11, 1918, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, the daughter of Joseph H. and Mae (Hendrickson) Stoeklen. She grew up in that area. Eleanor graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture.

She married Donald Fedderly on May 6, 1941, in Menomonie and was blessed with five children. After marriage, they lived and farmed in the Farm Hill area of Elmwood until 1945 when they moved to Hayward. In 1947, Eleanor returned to Menomonie and later worked at the University of Wisconsin-Stout until she retired.

Eleanor was an avid homebody; she went to Arizona in the winters. Eleanor was a member of the Moose Lodge, along with her husband, until his death in 1989. She loved outings with her sisters and being with friends and relatives. Eleanor was a devoted wife and the quintessential mother.

She was also an excellent cook and had a superb knack for taking care of her plants.

She will be truly missed, but not forgotten. May God Bless.

Eleanor is survived by two sons, Duane of Exeland and Dennis of Menomonie; a daughter, Sandra (Keith) Parker of Woodbury, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Werner and Martha Lecheler, both of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; two sons, Gary and Douglas; two sisters, Thressie Hartfield and Mary Hammer; and six brothers, Leo, Lloyd, Herbert, Delbert, Louie and Robert.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Elmer John Falk

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, A6

Elmer John Falk, age 78, of Colfax, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Colfax Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Elmer was born July 18, 1922, in Endeavor to John and Lillian (Bach) Falk. In 1927, they moved to Milwaukee. He graduated in 1941 from Custer High School in Milwaukee. He worked at Cutler Hammer Co. before enlisting in the Army in September 1942. He served in North Africa and Italy until November 1945.

He married Arlette Leistikow on Nov. 22, 1947, in Milwaukee where they stayed until retiring to Dallas in 1982. He worked at Milwaukee Transport Co. for three years, then went to Miller Brewing Co. where he worked for 31 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1979.

He was a member of Brewery Workers Union Local 9 and VFW-Gross Yaksh Post 6498 in Milwaukee.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (Kim) of Colfax and Richard (Dawn) of Endeavor; three grandsons, Rick, Russ and David; two granddaughters, Margaret and Brenda; four great-grandchildren, Cody, Laura, Samantha and Abby; a brother-in-law, Elmer Leistikow; and two nephews, Jim (Jackie) and Jerry (Jean) Leistikow.

Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Arlette; his parents; infant twin brothers; a sister-in-law, Polly; and his niece, Judy.

A celebration of Elmer's life was held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the residence of Robert and Kim Falk in Colfax.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin served the family.

Robert E. Rogers

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, A6

Robert E. Rogers, age 88, of Ridgeland, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

Robert was born Nov. 6, 1912, in La Crosse to Hugh and Jessie (Daniels) Rogers. He was raised and attended school in La Crosse and later farmed there. In the 1930s he moved to the Ridgeland area and settled on his farm there.

In June 1964 he was married to Irma Hohlfeld at New Richmond. Irma preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1983. On Oct. 6, 1984, he was married to Meredith Rogers at Ridgeland. Meredith preceded him in death on May 26, 2000.

Robert was a member of the Ridgeland United Methodist Church and was very active in church and community affairs. He was the Wilson town clerk for several years as well as secretary/treasurer for the Ridgeland Fire Department. He also did volunteer work through AARP and would assist the elderly in preparing their income tax returns.

He is survived by his family: Diane Knoepke of Barron, David (Marsha) Rogers of Madison, Daniel (Donna) Rogers of Ridgeland, as well as nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first and second wives, Robert was preceded in death by his parents and James Rogers and Carol Jarvis.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, from the Ridgeland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Brown officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in the Town of Dallas.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Lee Webb

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, A6

Lee Webb of River Falls died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

The son of Carl and Lorraine Webb, he was born on Nov. 19, 1945, in River Falls. He graduated from Elmwood High School. He attended UW-River Falls in 1964, and after his first year enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving from 1965 to 1969. He served as an Embassy Guard and as a combat Marine in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart twice, and was honorably discharged. He returned to UW-River Falls and earned a bachelor of science degree in May 1973.

On Aug. 21, 1971, he married Sandra Anderson. The couple had four children: Kristine, Sherri, Cindy and Brian.

Mr. Webb was a longtime employee of Kolpak Refrigeration, having worked there since 1976. He served in the Wisconsin National Guard (New Richmond Unit), attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He also served as a volunteer referee for many years for the River Falls Youth Soccer League.

Mr. Webb was preceded in death by his father, Carl; a sister, Isabelle, who died in infancy; and a nephew, Andrew Webb.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Webb of River Falls; four children, Kristine Webb of Spring Valley, and Sherri Webb, Cindy Webb Myers and Brian Webb, all of River Falls; his mother, Lorraine Webb of Menomonie; three brothers, Jon Webb of Menomonie, Michael Webb of Vikery, Ohio, and Dan Webb of River Falls; a sister, Rosemary Webb of Menomonie; and two grandsons, Jordan and Tyler.

The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association and the Nature Conservancy.

Joyce F. Brown

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, A6

Joyce F. Brown, age 80, of Nunica, Mich., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000.

She was born Sept. 12, 1920, to Henry and Lena (Oleson) Wold and married Emmett "Sam" Brown on June 16, 1951, in Nunica. They had been married 48 years at the time of his death on July 4, 1999.

Mrs. Brown had been a resident of Nunica most of her life and had worked with her husband at Brown Brothers Elevator & Feed Store in Nunica. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spring Lake, Mich.

She is survived by her sister, Carol Wold Boda of Boyceville; a brother, Verlon Wold of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Florence Mergener of Spokane, Wash., and Ruth Frost of Battle Creek, Mich.; and several nieces, including Shirley Draft of Coopersville, Mich., and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Loren Wold, and a sister, Helen Wold Larson.

A memorial service for Mrs. Brown was held Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Spring Lake Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Vainavicz officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Crockery Township Fire Dept., 16875 Main St., Munica, MI 49448.

Arrangements were handled by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake.

Gerald H. Thorson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, A6

 

Gerald H. Thorson, a 1919 graduate of Menomonie High School, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his daughter's home in Knoxville, Tenn.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn.

Gerald H. Thorson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, A6

Gerald Howard Thorson was born June 8, 1921, in Menomonie, the son of Axel Hjalmar and Hazel Mae (Hollingsworth) Thorson. He attended public schools in Menomonie, graduating from high school in 1939. He earned his B.A. degree at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1943 with a major in English and minors in German and Greek.

In September 1943, Thorson was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served in the 42nd (Rainbow) Division, with his basic training at Camp Gruber, Okla. A member of the Cannon Company of the 232nd Infantry Regiment, he saw service in 1944-45 in France and Germany. When the war ended, he became a part of the military occupation in the Austrian Tyrol. In July, 1945, he was transferred to Munich, Germany, to serve in the office of the U.S. Military Government for Bavaria until his discharge in April, 1946.

Thorson joined the faculty at Augsburg College in July, 1946, as an instructor in English. In the 1946-47 school year he was also assistant dean of men. He became a professor of English in 1949 and was chairman of the Department of English (1952-64) and chairman of the Humanities Division (1958-64).

During that time he also pursued his graduate study. He received his M.A. in American Studies at the University of Minnesota in 1948. In 1957 he was awarded the Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City. He studied French Language and Civilization at Grenoble University in France in 1945, and Norwegian literature and history at Olso University in Norway in 1947. He also studied linguistics and Norwegian at UW-Madison in 1948-49 and the summer of 1953.

In 1964, Thorson left Augsburg College to head the Department of English at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. He served as chairman until 1975 and was chairman of the Language and Literature Division (1973-77) and acting chairman of the Department of German (1975-76). He retired in 1986.

Thorson also taught at Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., 1951-52, the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, 1961-62, and Konstanz University, Germany, 1970-71. He taught classes for senior citizens at St. Olaf Elderhostel, Augsburg Elderhostel, 7500 York (Edina), Ebenezer Tower (Minneapolis), and the Cooperative Older Adult Ministry (Minneapolis).

In 1953, Thorson married Anneliese Staub, a native of Dresden, Germany, who had come to Minneapolis in 1947. She was teaching at St. Olaf College in 1953. They had six children.

Thorson was active in his profession. When the National Council of Teachers of English began its achievement awards program to recognize excellent writers of English among high school seniors, he was named the first Minnesota state chairman (1959-60). A charter member of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, he was elected its first president (1960-61). He was one of the organizers of the Minnesota Association of Department of English Chairmen in the public and private colleges and universities, and served as its chairman from 1964-70. He served on several state and national committees, including the English Advisory Board of the State Board of Education.

Thorson represented the private liberal arts colleges as a moderator on the International Board of Moderators of Lambda Iota Tau, an honorary society for students of literature (1959-61). He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the magazine of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Literature in the U.S. (1977-84) and of the Executive Committee of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (1981-84). Currently he was on the Board of the Minnesota Fulbright Association and the archivist for the Cannon Company of the 232nd Infantry Regiment/Veteran's Association of the Rainbow Division.

A charter member of the Lutheran Society for Worship, Music and the Arts, Thorson was chairman of the Commission on Literature and Drama (1958-61), chairman of the Board of Publications (1962-65), and a member of the governing board and associate editor of its quarterly, Response (1960-70). From 1968-77 he was a member of the Hymn Text Committee of the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship, which prepared the Lutheran Book of Worship.

Thorson spoke frequently at various colleges and universities, including a three-week lecture tour of German universities. He was often asked to lecture or conduct workshops at professional meetings and for church groups. His most common topics were contemporary American literature, Norwegian immigrant fiction, Minnesota authors, and ethnic literature.

He published more than 125 articles, reviews, poems and translations. He edited Ole Rolvaag: Artist and Cultural Leader (1975). On public television in 1964 he presented a series of six lectures on novels written by Norwegian immigrants and set in Minneapolis. Among his awards were a George Sverdrup Fellowship, a Torger Thompson Fellowship, a Danforth Fellowship, an American Lutheran Church Faculty Growth award, and a Fulbright Lectureship in Iceland. The Phi Beta Kappa Chapter at St. Olaf College named him an honorary member, and his alma mater, Augsburg College, presented him a Distinguished Alumnus Citation.

Thorson is survived by four daughters: Thea (Daniel) Yoder of Knoxville, Tenn., Mara Thorson (Moses Tajlili) of United Arab Emirates, Ingrid (Peter) Imsdahl of Germany, and Helga Thorson (Nick Karlson) of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Kai of Northfield and Hal of Minneapolis; seven grandsons, Nathanael and Jonathan Yoder, Layl and Kydin Field, and Lars, Thor and Olav Imsdahl; six granddaughters, Sarah, Naomi and Anna Yoder, Marit and Solveig Imsdahl, and Linnea Thorson; one sister, Arla Marson of Elmwood; and one brother, Berton (Deanna) Thorson of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anneliese; his brother, Marvin, and two sisters, Alice and June.

Thorson died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his daughter's home in Knoxville. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield.

Lydia A. (Stindt) Hawkes

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, A6

Lydia A. (Stindt) Hawkes, age 91, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Hebron Hall Health Care Center, Oakwood Village in Madison.

She was born April 27, 1909 in Menomonie, the daughter of Otto and Dora Stindt. She was a graduate of Menomonie High School and received a bachelor of science degree in 1929 from The Stout Institute (University of Wisconsin-Stout). She taught home economics for three years in Niagara. In 1932, she married Prof. Lester L. Hawkes.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 24, 1988; her parents; two sisters, Irma Smathers and Olga Dahlen; and one brother, Elmer Stindt.

Surviving are three children, Dennis (Arlys) Hawkes of Lake Mills, Judith Pagel of Madison, and Jeanne (David) Hoffmann of Greendale. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Lydia was a member of the Midvale Community Lutheran Church, the University League of Women, and the Madison Civics Club.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Oakwood Village, 6201 Mineral Point Road, where she resided for the past 10 years. Visitation was held in the Oakwood Village Chapel at 1 p.m., prior to the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Cress Funeral Home of Madison.

Laura H. Rude

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, A6

Laura H. Rude, age 100, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

A "Celebration of Life" luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmelling officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Donald R. Flick

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

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Donald R. Flick, age 83, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 19, 1917, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Walter and Agnes (Adams) Flick. He attended Waubeek Country School and then farmed the home farm in the Town of Dunn until 1988. Don married Grace Legge on Nov. 20, 1943, in Menomonie. They moved to Menomonie in the spring of 1988.

Don was an active member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville and helped build the present church. He was a member of the Dunn County Historical Society. As an active historian, he helped with the formation of Caddie Woodlawn Park. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows in Downsville. He enjoyed stamp collecting and wood carving and was an ambitious rock hound. He was also an avid reader and had a great sense of humor, making him a wonderful storyteller and comic.

Don is survived by his wife, Grace Flick of Menomonie; a sister, Agnes (John) Simpson of Durand; a brother-in-law, Robert Simpson of Durand; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmothers, Anna Haack Flick and Amanda Hehli Flick; a son, Gary D. Flick; and a sister, Marguerite "Peg" Simpson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Josephine E. Thibado

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

Josephine E. Thibado, age 86, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

The former Josephine Hubbard was born Sept. 16, 1914, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Milton and Margaret (Olson) Hubbard. She grew up on a farm near Eau Galle. Josephine married Donald Thibado on July 11, 1936, in Red Wing, Minn. After their marriage, they lived in the Town of Dunn.

After many years of employment, Josephine retired from the Food Service Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She was a member of the Irvington Birthday Club. She enjoyed playing scrabble and card games, doing crossword puzzles, and until recently, she enjoyed going with friends to play bingo.

Josephine is survived by six children, Virginia (Karl) Kunz of Hudson, William (Audrey) Thibado of Menomonie, Jerry (and special daughter-in-law, Julie) of Menomonie, Jack (Sharon) Thibado of Menomonie, Jeanine Weick of Sunrise, Fla., and Steven (Barbara) Thibado of Menomonie; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Bob) Dickelmann of Phoenix, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; four sisters; one brother; a son-in-law, Jack Weick; and a grandson, Duane Kunz.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Interment of the cremains will be in Riverview Cemetery.

The family will meet with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Grace A. Traxler

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

Grace A. Traxler, age 72, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Grace was born Jan. 19, 1929, in rural Downing, the daughter of Thomas A. and Myrtle (Myers) Powers. She grew up in the Glenwood City area and attended and graduated from Glenwood City High School. Following graduation, she attended River Falls Teachers College. She taught rural elementary school in the Glenwood City area for three years.

Grace married Gordon Traxler on June 10, 1953, in Glenwood City. After marriage, they farmed on the Traxler home farm in the Town of Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life. Gordon died Nov. 19, 1995.

Grace was a very active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph's PCCW, and the Dunn County Genealogical Society. Grace had a great passion for reading and had accumulated more than 5,000 books in her library. She also loved her cats, gardening and growing flowers.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (fiancé Lorri Loida) of Boyceville; two daughters, Kathleen Traxler of Glendale, Ariz., and Mary (Tim) Neverdahl of Cotopaxi, Colo.; a brother, Thomas Powers of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Ruth Crull of Lonepine, Colo.; four granddaughters; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Grace was preceded in death her her parents; her husband, Gordon; a sister, Jane Fangsrude; and an infant sister, Kathleen.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Vera H. Moe

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

Vera H. Moe, age 84, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

The former Vera H. Schutz was born July 7, 1916, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Frank and Matie (Labs) Schutz. She married Lester Moe on Oct. 24, 1933. They lived in Elmwood until 1955 and then moved to Menomonie. They joined St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was a member more than 45 years.

Survivors include two daughters and one son, Shirley (Lawrence) Reitz of Durand, Terry (Pat) Moe of Menomonie, and Betty (Gordie) Amick of Madison; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn (Harry) Petan of Minong; one brother, Edwin (Janet) Schutz of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; and her sister, Evangeline Schladweiler.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Frank Austreng

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

Frank Austreng, age 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Eleanor J. Harrison

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, A6

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Eleanor J. Harrison, age 88, of Elk Mound, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax surrounded with the love of her family.

Eleanor was born March 19, 1912, on Miller Hill in the Town of Lucas to William J. and Janet (Johnston) Hughes. She attended Miller Hill and Knapp schools and graduated in 1930 from Elk Mound High School. She also graduated from Dunn County Normal School. She married Steven B. Harrison at her parents' home in Knapp.

Eleanor was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years, active in the UMW, and held many offices in the church group and district. She was an active member of the HCE Club in the local and county organizations. She met and had many friends in these organizations. Her church activities, family and friends meant a great deal to Eleanor.

She is survived by two sons, Allen (Audrey) Harrison and Steven G. (Janice) Harrison, both of Elk Mound; three daughters, Joan (Larry) Zier of Broomfield, Colo., Virginia (Luther) Grohn of Elk Mound, and Arlis (David) Larson of Colfax; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Meyer of Elk Mound and Alice Harrison of Altoona; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Steven B. Harrison; two grandsons; four great-grandsons; three brothers, Robert, Wm. T. and John Hughes; and two sisters, Chrissie Meyer and Janet Bunton.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

The family wants to thank the staff at Colfax Area Nursing Home for their loving care and friendship these past two years.

Joel P. Wagner

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, A6

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Joel P. Wagner, age 25, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at his home.

Joel was born Nov. 15, 1975, in Eau Claire to Gary L. and Linda (Groff) Wagner. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1994 from Menomonie High School.

Joel was going to graduate Magna Cum Laude in May from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in marketing education with a concentration in business education and minors in history education and coaching basketball.

Joel was prepared to student teach starting Monday at Chippewa Falls High School in marketing and business classes. He also coached basketball for the sixth grade Menomonie All-Stars and ninth grade basketball for Eau Claire Memorial.

Joel is survived by his parents, Gary and Linda Wagner of Menomonie; one brother, Justin Wagner of Menomonie; his paternal grandmother, Carol Wagner; his maternal grandfather, Robert Groff; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jason; maternal grandmother, Daisy Groff; and paternal grandfather, Lenard Wagner.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Christian Life Ministries Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Mike Pilla and Jim Crawmer officiating. Burial was in Ford Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Brian K. Rundle

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, A6

Brian K. Rundle, age 42, of Elk Mound, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Brian was born July 2, 1958, in Friendship. He married Kim Pederson on Nov. 20, 1981, at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.

Brian enjoyed fishing and spending time out doors. He will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Kim, of Elk Mound; his mother, Annette of Menomonie; two daughters, Heather and Sara of Elk Mound; a brother, Bruce (Linda) Rundle of Colfax; two nephews, Cory and Chris Rundle, both of Merryville, Tenn.; and many cousins.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, from the Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.

Charles "Charlie" Mattison

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, A6

Charles "Charlie" Mattison, age 75, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Charlie was born May 2, 1925, in Menomonie to Arnold and Cora (Wold) Mattison. He attended school in Menomonie and at age 15 moved to Milwaukee. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 12, 1943, and served for three and one-half years during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. He was discharged on April 15, 1946.

On Oct. 21, 1949, he married Marjourie Brown at Barum Lutheran Church. Charlie was employed with Uniroyal for 32 years, did construction, and worked at Pope and Talbot, both in Eau Claire, and had the Mattison Berry Farm in Elk Mound. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Marjourie of Elk Mound; children, Daniel (Cindy) and John (Sherry) Mattison and Kathleen (Thomas) LaPean; grandchildren, Joseph, Sena, Benjamin and Christy; and four lifelong friends, Juleen Tiller and Allyn Pracht, both of Menomonie, Bob Kausrud of Portland, Ore., and Gerald Weiman of Fond du Lac.

Funeral services for Charlie were Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, from the Barum Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.

Laura H. Rude

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, A6

Laura H. Rude, age 100, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Laura H. Schultz was born Sept. 17, 1900, in Menomonie to Fred and Alvina (Voelker) Schultz. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Menomonie and remained a member of the church all her life.

She married Henry Rude on Feb. 19, 1921, in Menomonie. Together they owned two grocery stores, one in Irvington and one in Menomonie. She also owned a truck farm for many years before moving into her high-rise apartment.

Laura excelled in many areas, including sewing and cooking. She especially excelled at playing cards where she earned many trophies and had three perfect cribbage hands.

Survivors include one daughter and two sons, Sally Shaw and Don Rude and Tom Rude; a son-in-law, Charles Riley; nine grandchildren, David (Anna Marie) Riley, Mike (Sue) Riley, Kate Shaw, Kevin Shaw, Suzie (Aaron) Blackman, Kelly (Mark) Hall, Kristi Anderson, Paula Rude and Joe Rude; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; a daughter, Mary Riley; two brothers, Herman and Gust Schultz; and five sisters, Hazel (Tom) Anderson, Martha (Henry) Anderson, Alma (Glen) Peisch, Edith (Hugo) Wagner and Alvina (Henry) Hall.

A "Celebration of Life" luncheon will be served at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steve Schmelling officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

A special thank you goes to the exceptional staff at the Dunn County Health Care Center who eased Laura's passing with outstanding gentleness and compassion.

Freeman A. Seitz

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 24, 2001, A6

Freeman A. Seitz, age 85, of Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Elmwood, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Blue Springs.

He was born May 20, 1915, in rural Elmwood, the son of August and Mary (Britton) Seitz. Freeman grew up in the Elmwood community and graduated from Elmwood High School.

He married Dorothy Anderson on Aug. 12, 1943, in Menomonie. After marriage, they lived and farmed on the home farm near Elmwood for many years. In 1972, they moved to Orange, Calif., where Freeman worked as a carpenter until he retired. In 1998, they moved to Blue Springs where he remained the rest of his life.

Freeman is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Carolyn (Roger) Lund of Blue Springs and Debbie (Rick) Dodd of Mesquite, Texas; two sons, Jim (Ruth) of Maplewood, Minn., and Randy of Blue Springs; and eight grandchildren.

His parents; a sister, Olga Franklin; a brother, Robert Seitz; and a grandson, Ryan Lund, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Elmwood with the Revs. Martin Wegner and Jerome Enderle officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood served the family.

 

Elda M. Nilssen

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 24, 2001, A6

Elda M. Nilssen, age 77, of Amery, formerly of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at the Willow Ridge Care Center of Amery where she resided the last four years.

Elda May Nilssen was born May 5, 1923, in Prairie Farm, the daughter of Martin and Kathryn (McIntyre) Olson. She grew up in the Prairie Farm area and attended country schools. On May 5, 1946, Elda was married to Neil E. Nilssen at the Lutheran parsonage in Prairie Farm. Together they operated the Nilssen grocery store in Clear Lake for many years.

She was very athletic and enjoyed playing golf and softball. When she wasn't busy working at the store, Elda enjoyed dancing, sewing, embroidery and painting. She was also an active member of First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. For the last 25 years, Elda had suffered from muscular dystrophy. She moved from Clear Lake to Amery in November 1996.

She is survived by two brothers, Martial (MaryAnn) Olson of Eau Claire and Jack (Ruth) Olson of Boyceville; two sisters, Edith Larson of Menomonie and Jean (Alton) Roemhild of Boyceville; a brother-in-law, Larry (Lillian) Nilssen of Clear Lake; a sister-in-law, Vale Keener of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil; her parents, Martin and Kathryn Olson; and two sisters, Sylvia Ranney and Cora McIntyre.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake with Pastor Daniel D. S. Ankerfelt officiating. Brian Wick was organist and Marsha Hudson, vocalist. Casketbearers were Brad Nilssen, Larry Nilssen Jr., Jerry Olson, Scott Roemhild, Jeffrey Roemhild and Randy Roemhild. Interment was in the Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake handled arrangements.

Alice Magnell Clark

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 24, 2001, A6

Alice Magnell Clark, age 79, of Cameron, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.

She was born July 23, 1921, in the Town of Kelly, Bayfield County, the daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Hinnan) Claremboux.

Alice grew up in the Bayfield County area, and later moved to Eau Claire. She married Arthur Magnell and they lived in Downsville for several years. Arthur preceded her in death in 1972. She later married Henry Clark and they lived in Cameron for many years. He preceded her in death in 1993.

She was a member of the Barron VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Leo) Stoeklen of Cameron and Carolyn (Sylvester) Yaeger of Menomonie; one son, Jerry Magnell of Chippewa Falls; two grandchildren, Monica Jandrt and Kris Stoeklen; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Claremboux and Fred Claremboux, both of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Arthur Magnell (first husband in 1972; Henry Clark (second husband in 1993); one great-grandson; one sister; and two brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Chapel in Barron with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in the Town of Weston, Dunn County.

Arrangements were handled by the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.

Francis M. "Fritz" Grimme

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 24, 2001, A6

Francis M. "Fritz" Grimme, age 85, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided the last eight years.

Fritz was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Menomonie, the son of Louis and Daisy (Stratton) Grimme. Fritz grew up in the Irvington area. He graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture where he played football and was a Golden Gloves boxer.

Fritz married Lucille Eunice Webster on May 15, 1937, in Stillwater, Minn. After marriage, they farmed in the Irvington area. In 1946, they purchased the home farm and farmed until 1964.

In 1964, they moved to Kenosha where he worked for Jacobson Textron, Inc. in Racine until retiring in 1980. After he retired, they moved to Downing in 1980. Lucille passed away in 1980, and shortly after, Fritz moved to Menomonie.

Fritz is survived by three sons, David (Kathy) of Eau Claire, Dennis (Sandra) of New Auburn, and Corey of Chippewa Falls; a daughter, Suzanne (Virgil) Robinson of Boyceville; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nellie Norrish of Mondovi and Rose Ziehl of Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille; two sisters, Becky Goodrich and Edna Hein; a brother, Pat Grimme; and two great-grandchildren, Kandas Grimm Anderson and Andrew Grimm.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Robert P. Gray

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 24, 2001, A6

Robert P. Gray, age 74, of Montgomery, Ill., passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at his home from complications of prostate cancer.

A native of La Crosse, Bob served in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, he taught school in Thorp and Mauston. He later joined Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Milwaukee, moving to Illinois in 1957 to help open the Aurora plant. Bob retired from Cat in 1983 after 30 years of service.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Gray (Wayne) Smallwood of Springfield, Ill.; two sons, Robert K. "Bert" Gray of Oswego, Ill., and David L. (Lori) Gray of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, David S. (Jan) Gray of Sparta; and five grandchildren, Tom and Peter Gray, Eve and Hope Smallwood, and Isaac Gray.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Knight) Gray; his parents, Dr. Robert H. and Norma (Partridge) Gray; and three sisters, Jane F. and Catharine L. Gray of La Crosse and Shirley Gray Craighead of Denver, Colo.

Burial will be next to his wife in Forest Hill Cemetery of Knapp. Local arrangements were handled by the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 South Broadway, Box 220, Aurora, IL 60507 (630-897-1196).

Patricia Carol Tande

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, A6

Patricia Carol Tande, age 61, of Spring Valley, formerly of River Falls, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 26, 1939, in Menomonie, the daughter of Lester E. and Hazel C. Johnson. They lived in Forest Center and then moved to Downsville in 1956. She attended school in Menomonie and graduated in June 1957 from the Dunn County Agricultural School.

She worked in the restaurant business most of her life. On Sept. 6, 1962, she married LaVerne Tande. They lived in Iowa for about one and one-half years, the Twin Cities for a few years, and then moved to River Falls where she did waitress work.

In 1983, LaVerne and Pat purchased the Falls Cafe and ran the restaurant until December 1994 when they decided to close due to family health problems.

She is survived by one daughter, Tricia (Rob McGrane) and granddaughter, Kaitlin, of Spring Valley; one brother, Kenneth G. (Gail) Johnson of Menomonie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Curt and Marian Sylte of Menomonie, Floyd and Donna Tande of Chippewa Falls, and John and Jeannine Spielman of River Falls; a nephew, Byrant Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz; and several aunts, uncles, neices and other nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester E. and Hazel C. Johnson; her husband, LaVerne; and one brother, Robert Johnson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Gilman Lutheran Church, STH 29, Spring Valley, with Pastor Holste officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Colfax Cemetery.

Cashman Mortuary in River Falls handled arrangements.

Vernon "Jim" Grutt

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, A6

Vernon "Jim" Grutt, age 78, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home.

He was born Dec. 10, 1922, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie to Herbert and Lillian (Hintz) Grutt. He joined the U.S. Navy in June 1941 and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

Jim married Barbara Holt on Oct. 9, 1942, in Sunnyvale, Calif. After the war, he worked in California until 1946 when he came home to Wisconsin to farm in the Town of Spring Brook. In 1977, Jim retired from farming and became the maintenance man for Tantara Apartments in Menomonie from 1978 to 1995. He then retired after an accident and moved to Memorial Heights Apartments where he resided until his death.

Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. In the past, he enjoyed hunting, and now enjoyed playing cards, but family was the most important thing to Jim.

Jim will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara Grutt of Menomonie; a brother, Herbert (Agnes Saxton) Grutt of Elk Mound; a sister, Ardith (David) Jacobson of Onalaska; nieces and nephews, Jayette (Larry) Giere, Shawn (John) McMartin, Kemp (Terri) Grutt, Ravin (Jess) Rooney, Joseph (Wendy) Jacobson, Richard (Joann) Jacobson and Andrea (John) Reid; and by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, James, Richard, Sharon and Ross; and one brother, Ardel.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl A. Lowery

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, A6

Cheryl A. Lowery, age 43, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital- Mayo Health Systems.

The former Cheryl A. Zehoski was born Nov. 25, 1957, to Raymond and Jean (Wicke) Zehoski in South St. Paul, Minn. After graduating from high school, Cheryl joined the Navy. She married James Lowery on May 30, 1985, in Santa Rosa County, Fla. They moved to the area in 1995 and have lived in Menomonie since 1998.

Cheryl was an outdoor enthusiast. She loved to hike, camp and hunt. She also was a fan of the Packers. But, most of all, Cheryl was a loving mother and wife.

Survivors include her husband, James Lowery; three children, Amanda, 18, Douglas, 17, and Brady, 15; father, Raymond (Barbara) Zehoski of Clear Lake, Minn.; three sisters and two brothers, Lynn Marie Zehoski of St. Paul, Minn., Lori (Thomas) Balster and family of Hastings, Minn., Michael (Kelly) Zehoski and family of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Susan Eileen Zehoski and family of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and David Zehoski of Hastings, Minn.; mother-in-law, Frances Rosalyn Lowery of Pace, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, David and Richard Lowery of Pace, Fla., and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean; her father-in-law, James Alton Lowery, Sr.; paternal grandfather, Stanley Zehoski, and maternal grandparents, Chris (Gladys) Wicke.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Kenneth Owens officiating. Interment will be in Teegarden Cemetery, Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Visitation Tuesday will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.

Gladys H. Minor

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, A6

Gladys H. Minor, age 96, of Menomonie and formerly of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

Gladys was born Nov. 22, 1904, to John and Lena (Wiseman) Quarderer in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, where she was raised and attended school. On Oct. 1, 1924, she was married to Edson Minor in St. Paul, Minn. They farmed for many years. Upon retiring in 1967, they moved into Ridgeland. In 1996, Gladys moved to the Hosford Rich Apartments in Menomonie, where she made many new friends. She had a great sense of humor.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Velma Lindow of Menomonie; granddaughters Sandra (Bob) Johnson of Hammond and Mary Kay (Paul) Mahler of Hudson; great-grandchildren Jennifer (Marc) Harer of Burnsville, Minn., Tamara (Duane) Chapman of River Falls, and Katie and William Mahler of Hudson; brothers Rolland Quarderer of Ridgeland, Russell (Arlene) Quarderer of San Antonio, Tex., and Williard (Glenna) Quarderer of Boyceville; sister Norma Quarderer of Rice Lake, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edson on Mar. 28, 1982; sisters Katherine Olson, Lillian Tennermann, Iva Geisler, Elvina Hartman, Irene Quarderer, Geneva Minor and Lenora Paulson, and one brother, Herbert Quarderer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Ridgeland United Methodist Church, the Rev. Susan Brown officiating. Spring interment will be in Vanceburg Cemetery in the Town of Sheridan.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church on Monday.

Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Margaret H. Wisemiller

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 31, 2001, A6

Margaret H. Wisemiller, age 96, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided since April 2000.

Margaret was born Oct. 23, 1904, in Hayward, the daughter of William and Martha (Nitchke) Dunnigan. Margaret moved with her family to the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, rural Knapp, where she grew up. Margaret graduated from Dunn County Normal and then taught rural elementary school for several years.

She married Keith Wisemiller on June 5, 1929, in Wilson. After marriage, they farmed in Chippewa County for several years. They moved to the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, where they farmed until they retired in 1973. In 1979, they moved into the City of Menomonie. Keith died on June 26, 1987.

Margaret was a 50-year plus (charter) member of the Country Club Homemakers and a 4-H leader for the Downing Live Wires. She belonged to St. Joseph's Alter Society and was a lifelong member of the Democratic party.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Mary (Joseph) Twarogowski of Milwaukee; three sons, John (Audrey) of Eau Claire, Kenneth of Menomonie, and James (Mary Ann) of New Richmond; a sister, Bessie Bosshart of New Richmond; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; a brother, James Dunnigan; a sister, Mary Milliron; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Kuesel.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Clifford J. Schultz

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 31, 2001, A6

Clifford J. Schultz, age 71, of Shelley, Idaho, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Menomonie to Herman W. and Luella (Hoimyr) Schultz. He grew up in Menomonie, attending high school, and enlisting in the Army. He served three years in the 26th Infantry in Germany. After leaving the Army, he attended Stout.

In 1955, he married Bernice Stoehr in St. Paul, Minn., and worked for 3M and Economics Laboratories before moving to Shelley. He owned and operated Shelley Hardware, and later worked at Printcraft Press.

He was a member of the Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Club, Shelley Kiwanis Club, and member and former president of the Shelley Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, rock collecting, leatherwork, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice, two sons, John (Heidi) of Shelley and Bill (Kimi) of Wapello; a daughter, Lisa (Tim) Kelly of Idaho Falls; two grandchildren, B.J. and Elizabeth Schultz; two step-grandchildren, Ashley and Willie Jo McCammon; two brothers, Bill (Joan) Schultz of Nashville, Tenn., and Dick (Sandi) of Trego; and two sisters, Betty L. (Simon) Olson of Menomonie and Donnie VanDerWerff of Oakdale, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Nadler Funeral Home in Shelley with interment in Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Military rites were performed by Stewart Hoover Post #23 from Blackfoot, Idaho.

Gordon E. Hein

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 31, 2001, A6

Gordon E. Hein, age 71, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph with the Rev. Carl Pagel officiating. Burial took place in St. Paul's Cemetery in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 404 E. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085; Berrien County Cancer Services, 7301 Red Arrow Hwy., Stevensville, MI 49127; or Hospice at Home, 2626 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI 49127.

Cremation has taken place. The family was served by Starks & Menchinger through Legacy Family Funeral Services - Matthew R. Purchase Chapel, Berrien Springs.

Gordon was born on May 11, 1929, in Menomonie, the son of Clarence and Edna (Grimme) Hein. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1947, then entered the U.S. Navy, serving his country from 1947 to 1952. Gordon attended Stout University and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. Moving to Green River, Wyo., he was a court reporter for 12 years and then at the Berrien County courthouse in the circuit court for 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo (Myers) Hein, whom he married on June 21, 1956, in Durand; and a son, Tyson, of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clarence Jr.

Grace I. Omtvedt

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 31, 2001, A6

Grace I. Omtvedt, age 87, of Barron, formerly of Dallas, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Barron Medical Center.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at First Lutheran Church in Barron with the Rev. Jeff Schlesinger officiating. Interment was in the Dallas Cemetery, Town of Dallas.

Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.

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