Dunn County Obituaries
January 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
January 2, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Clifford O. Jensen

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 6, 2002, A6

Clifford 0. Jensen, age 89, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with hospice.

He was born March 7, 1912, in Adams County to Ottar and Doris (Christiansen) Jensen. Clifford attended local schools, worked on his parents farm, and then enrolled at UW-Madison, where he graduated from the Agricultural Short Course in 1938.

Clifford married the former Verna I. Siefert on Dec. 23, 1944, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Clifford was employed by Farmers Home Administration as County Supervisor and then promoted to District Supervisor, FmHA, for 10 Western Wisconsin Counties in 1955. This lead to his assignment to FmHA's state office in Madison as Rural Housing Specialist. In 1973, Clifford retired from FmHA after 34 years of service.

After retiring, he served on the Dunn County Board of Supervisors for 18 years. While on the Board of Supervisors, he served as chairman of the Dunn County Housing Authority. He was also a member of other important standing committees at various times, including the Highway Committee, Finance and Personnel Committee and Human Services Board. In addition to this, he served as director of the Dunn County Historical Society and the Menomonie Area Senior Citizens for a number of years.

Clifford was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Son's of Norway and was a member of Masonic Lodge #164 F&AM. He also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels, bowling and traveling.

Clifford is survived by two sons, Dr. Gerald D. (Carole) Jensen of Fridley, Minn., and James A. (Christine) Jensen of New Berlin; six grandchildren, Eric (Angie), Kristie, Kari, Jayme and Sara Jensen, and Kaitlyn (Jason) Shields; four sisters and a brother, Evelyn (Joe) Balija of Berwyn, Ill., Gladys (Chester) Harris of Cicero, Ill., Norma (Fritz) Riese of Arkdale, Ethyl (Bernie) Bucek of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Wilbur (Jeannette) Jensen of Adams, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents; three infant brothers; a sister, Mildred (Oscar) Moe, and his wife, Verna.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/ Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Menomonie Area Senior Center or the American Lutheran Home Staff Benevolence Fund.

Benjamin A. Knopps

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 6, 2002, A6

Benjamin A. Knopps, age 79, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at home as he wanted with his family and hospice.

Ben suffered a major stroke Dec. 12, 1990, and was totally disabled the last seven years. His wife cared for him faithfully through the years, which he told her many times he appreciated.

He was born May 19, 1922, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to David and Emma (Rudiger) Knopps. He attended Ford Grade School and Dunn County Agricultural School. Ben married Janet Schweiger on Sept. 12, 1945, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Ben was an active man, farming his entire life. After his father's death, he took over the family farm in the Town of Lucas. He loved all the big machinery he purchased and was devoted to the farm. He also loved deer hunting and fishing, but his work always came first. Ben was the only boy to carry on the the Knopps name until Ben and Janet had a son, Bob.

Ben died in peace at home with his dog, Blackie, by his side. He prayed to die and now he is a peace with the Lord.

Ben is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet; three daughters, Peggy Recktenwald of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Karen (Gary) Kassera and Debbie (Jim) Moe, both of Spring Valley; one son, Bob (Debra) Knopps of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren, Susan (Thomas) DeGan, Kevin Recktenwald, Travis Knopps, Chad Knopps, Becky (Chad) Trainor, Pauline (John) Richards, Kathy Kassera, Mike Kassera, Charlotte Kassera, Lacey Moe, Jess Moe and Diana Moe; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas DeGan, John Richards Jr. and Alex Richards; one brother, James (Franny) Knopps of Boyceville; one sister, Virginia Schroeder of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Walter, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 6, 2002, A6

Dorothy E. Hintzman, age 88, of Eau Claire, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Heritage of Elmwood.

Dorothy was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Menomonie to Joseph and Emma Aumueller. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and graduated from Menomonie High School. She worked 35 years as a tax preparer.

She married William H. Hintzman on Feb. 27, 1945. Her husband, William, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Warren (Mary) of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Jeff (Karen) Kraimer, Mike (Chris) Kraimer, Paul Kraimer and Curt Hintzman; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cody and Mia.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Father Lyle Schulte officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home of Eau Claire assisted the family with arrangements.

Ella G. Jenson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 6, 2002, A6

Private family services were held for Ella G. Jenson, 89, of Colfax, who passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at the Colfax Area Nursing Home. 

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin served the family.

Eldon E. Williamson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 9, 2002, A6

Eldon E. Williamson, age 73, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Eldon was born July 25, 1928, in Menomonie, the son of Fred and Etta (Brewer) Williamson. When a young child he moved with his family to the Downsville area. Eldon attended elementary school in Downsville and graduated in 1946 from Durand High School. Eldon worked with his father as an electrician until 1951.

Eldon married Marian Christianson Aug. 22, 1950, in Stillwater, Minn. In 1951, Eldon was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. After the service, they resided in Eau Claire where Eldon worked for Uniroyal as an electrician and later as a supervisor of maintenance and crafts. He worked at Uniroyal from 1953 and retired in 1983 due to ill health. In 1973, Eldon and Marian returned to the Downsville area where he remained the rest of his life.

Eldon enjoyed the out-of-doors, fishing and hunting with his sons and grandsons, raising his beef cattle, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; four children, Christie (Phil) Becker of Medina, Ohio, Gregory (Jodie) of Clayton, and Cynthia Williamson and Timothy (Shar), both of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren, Jesse Singerhouse, Trevis, Christopher, Ryan and Jacob Williamson, Nicholas, Angela and Samuel Williamson, and Anneliesa and Allyson Becker; two step-grandsons, Ryan and Nicholas LaBlanc; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Williamson and Kittrick Singerhouse; a brother, John Williamson of Elmwood; and two sisters, Mary Sterry of Bloomer and Ramona Reidt of Barron.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marshall, and a sister, Dorothy Thompson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Downsville with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Willard E. Gulbertson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 9, 2002, A6

Willard E. Gulbertson, age 67, Town of Dunn, Dunn County, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his home.

Willard was born Aug. 17, 1934, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Everett Ole and Thressie (Zopp) Gulbertson.

Willard enlisted in the Army in 1956 and served as a cook until 1958 when he joined the Wisconsin National Guard, serving until 1961. After the Army, he held various jobs, including reconditioning cars for Berg's Automotive and working for Kellern Telephone Co. and Badger State Lumber Co.

Willard had many interests and talents. He was an avid outdoorsman and liked to hunt with a bow and gun, fish, and enjoy nature. He also made fishing lures, wood carvings, and jewelry out of agates. Willard was also an artist and mechanic.

Willard is survived by one son, Nathan Gulbertson of Peshtigo; two sisters, Eva (Raymond) Gartner of Green Bay and Mavis E. Karnatz of Menomonie; one brother, Ronald (Pam) Gulbertson of Glasgow, Mont.; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Town of Dunn, Dunn County, with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Lola B. O'Mera

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 9, 2002, A6

Lola B. O'Mera, age 91, of Boyceville, formerly of Knapp, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at her daughter's home in Dallas.

Lola was born Oct. 27, 1910, in Knapp to Edward and Lenora (Cole) Crosby. Lola married John H. O'Mera on Feb. 25, 1933, in Boyceville.

She was very active in her church, directing the Good News Club. She was the Knapp treasurer for several years. Lola was a member of the Knapp Alumni Association and was the recipient of the Association's distinguished alumni award. Prior to moving to Boyceville, she was the director of Knapp Senior Center dinners.

Lola is survived by seven children, John (Deanne) O'Mera of Eau Claire, Mary (James) Larsen of Knapp, Rachael O'Mera of Dallas, Douglas (Ruth) O'Mera of Bella Vista, Ariz., Edith (George) Radtke of Concord, Calif., Nola (Darryl) Kovacik of Boyceville, and Kathleen (Ron) Harper of Strum; six grandchildren, Ryan and Amy Radtke, John, Jennifer and Julie Kovacik, and Sandra Johnson; one great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Peterson; one brother, Donald (Phyllis) Crosby of Monona; special family members, Lila Spooner and Robert Johnson; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, in 1980; an infant daughter, Thelma Claire, and one brother, Edward.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville with Pastor Lyonel Watkins officiating. Private burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Carl W. Lemke

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 9, 2002, A6

Carl W. Lemke, age 85, of Rib Falls, entered eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.

Carl was born Feb. 21, 1916, in Menomonie, the son of the late Paul W. and Antonia Otheldia "Tillie" (Theis) Lemke. In 1918, the family moved to a homestead in the township of Rib Falls near Marathon City. Carl was baptized on April 2, 1916, and confirmed in the Christian faith on June 8, 1930. On Nov. 8, 1947, he married Adeline Kopplin at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on Dec. 11. 1989.

Following formal education in the Marathon school system, Carl was engaged in agriculture with his father, and later his son, on the family farm. The operation was primarily dairy cattle. Horses were always Carl's favorite. In the 1940's and 1950's, Carl was well-known for his team of draft horses.

In 1940, he started Lemke Sand & Gravel. He was one of the first in the area to load gravel trucks with a dragline and hopper. Carl was one of the area's pioneers in washing gravel with a washing plant. In 1970, he built his third gravel washing plant. There was nothing that Carl liked more than to operate a bulldozer, front-end loader, or a gravel truck. Carl was well-known for his ability to build and repair machinery.

Since 1918, Carl was a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marathon City. He served for many years on the congregation's Cemetery Board. For more than 25 years he was president of the St. Matthew Branch of Aid Association for Lutherans. In the 1960's, he was treasurer of Cassel Garden Co-op Cheese Factory.

His active hobbies included horses, cross-country skiing, ice skating and fishing. He enjoyed following high school basketball and horse pulling contests. Carl will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include one son, James "Jimmy" (Linda) Lemke of Eau Claire; two daughters, Mary Lemke of Alvarado, Texas, and Dr. Carol (Dr. Geoff) Keyes of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Dr. Shawna Lemke (Dr. William Reeves) of Davis, Calif., Angela nee Lemke Stanton of Mondovi, Erik W. Lemke of Eau Claire, and Mark Keyes and Michael Keyes, both of St. Louis; and one great-grandson, Taylor Stanton of Mondovi.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Marathon with the Rev. Jon Hadler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Marathon and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service Thursday at the Marathon funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marathon City.

Louise P. Wiethaup

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 9, 2002, A6

Louise P. Wiethaup, age 71, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at her daughter's home in Menomonie.

Louise was born March 8, 1930, in Washington, D.C., to Frank Ray and Olga Louise (Hokanson) Pitman. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in secretarial. She married Robert R. Wiethaup on Oct. 16, 1954, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Louise has lived with Alzheimer's Disease the last four years, being cared for by her daughter.

Louise is survived by her ex-husband, Robert P., of Menomonee Falls; two children, Alice (Ken) Klatt and William P. (Melanie) Wiethaup, both of Menomonie; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Ray Jr.

Private family services will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Dorothy Evelyn (Hughes) Phillipps

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 13, 2002, A6

Dorothy Evelyn (Hughes) Phillipps of River Falls left this world as she lived it - with dignity, concern for others, undying love for family and friends, and a wonderful sense of humor.

Dorothy was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Knapp to Robert and Evelyn (Petrie) Hughes and died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002. After graduation from Menomonie High School in 1946, Dorothy attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to pursue a teaching degree.

She married Robert Phillipps on Nov. 6, 1948. They operated a successful dairy operation for many years in Kinnickinnic Township. After retiring from farming, she became a food service supervisor for the Lutheran Home in River Falls and the Christian Community Center in Hudson. She was also known for her hot ham sandwiches served from her lunch wagon at area auctions.

Dorothy lived a "service above self" life which was evident in her outstanding commitment to her First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion County Auxiliary president, Hospital Auxiliary, FISH, bloodmobile, Cancer Walk for the American Cancer Society, and the Kinnickinnic Historical Society.

She and her husband, Robert, were honorary grand marshals for the 2000 River Falls Days Parade to recognize their volunteerism in the community. As noted in a recent column by local veterinarian, Dr. Thomas Bloom, "she represented the best in people. She built a legacy quietly, one relationship at a time, by example. She stood for giving of herself, integrity, honesty, strength and, above all, humility."

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Robert Phillipps; children, Carol (Phillipps) and Eugene Bump, Mondovi, David and Patti Phillipps, Cedarburg, Debbie (Phillipps) and Willie Smith, St. Paul, Minn., and Donald Phillipps, Hudson; brothers and sisters, Robert and Flossie Hughes, Knapp, Milton Hughes, Menomonie, Myrna (Hughes) and Merle Brantmeier, River Falls, Howard and Nancy Hughes, Knapp, and Deanna (Hughes) and Vern Jenson, Robbinsdale, Minn.; grandchildren, Trevor Bump, Cameron and Kim Bump, Marissa (Bump) and Jason Preston, Zavier, Somorae and Hannah Smith, and Weston and Maggie Phillipps; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Bump and Andrew Bump; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Dorothy's parents, Robert and Evelyn Hughes, and stepmother, Ada Hughes, preceded her in death.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, and services were Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Cashman Mortuary, River Falls, was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Jane Driscoll

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 13, 2002, A6

Elizabeth Jane Driscoll died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.

She was born April 12, 1918, in Ashland to Teloty and Joseph Marshall.

Elizabeth is survived by daughters, Mary Beth (Richard) Bedrosian of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Martha (Terry) Hoppe of Pasedena, Texas; sons, John (Florence) Driscoll of Roseville, Minn., and Jim (Becky) Driscoll of Deer Park, a sister, Ann O'Brien of Ashland; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors at the Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena on Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.

The funeral mass was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church Church, 2901 Center, Deer Park, Texas. Interment followed in Grand View Memorial Park.

Pauline Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 13, 2002, A6

 

Pauline Johnson, age 94, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Kim Falk

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 16, 2002, A6

Kim Falk, age 44, of Colfax, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kim was born April 20, 1957, in Eau Claire to Nona (Westley) and Everett Edward Jarosch. In 1972, she was placed with her current (foster) family - parents Marilyn (Fayerweather) and Richard Fruit, Jr.

She attended elementary and Junior High at Elk Mound and was a 1975 graduate of Boyceville High School and she earned both her bachelors in Art (1984) and her master's in Media (1986) from UW-Stout. Kim married Bob Falk on June 15, 1985, in Menomonie.

Kim was a well-known watercolor artist, workshop instructor and owner of Kim's Valley Arts. Her works adorn many homes and businesses throughout the region and country. She has shown at numerous regional galleries and exhibitions. Her enthusiasm for her art and love of sharing touched many lives.

From 1987-94, Kim was employed at UW-Stout as a program manager with Continuing Education and later (1994-96) as a half-time project manager for the Stout University Foundation, Inc. In 1994, she started working full-time as an artist. Kim had numerous open houses and workshops at her rural Colfax studio. In addition to her art, she enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Kim is survived by her husband, Bob; her biological brother, Ron (Linda) Jarosch of Eau Claire, and two half-brothers, Kyle (Alissha) Raether of Farmington, N.M. and Scott Raether of Bloomer; two stepdaughters, Margaret Raudabaugh and Brenda Falk, and two grandchildren, Abby and Sam. She is also survived by her foster parents, Marilyn (Fayerweather) and Richard Fruit; two foster brothers, David (Deb) Fruit of Menomonie and Donald (Amy) Fruit of LaCrosse, and foster sister, Denise (Randy) Stalker of Draper, Utah, as well as her foster grandparents, Francis Fruit and Marlin Fayerweather, both of Menomonie.

Kim is preceded in death by her biological parents, Nona Raether and Everett Jarosch; Bob's parents, Elmer and Arlette Falk; brother-in-law Richard Falk, and friend, Lee Fruit.

There will be a tribute to Kim's life at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. The family will meet with friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the tribute at the funeral home.

A party in Kim's memory will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Bob and Kim's home/studio from 1 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stout University Foundation, Inc., for the Kim R. Falk Art Scholarship, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751.

Angeline E. Wolf

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 16, 2002, A6

Angeline E. Wolf, age 80, of Elmwood, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, rural Elmwood, the daughter of Edward and Mabel (Denning) Bates. She was raised in that community. She married George Wolf on June 27, 1944, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood. After marriage, they lived and farmed in the Elmwood area.

Angeline is survived by her husband, George; six sons, Larry (Mary) of River Falls, Bob (Judy) of Menomonie, Jim of Arizona, Bill (Theresa) of Hudson, Joe (Teresa) of Elmwood, and Tony (Jennifer) of Lino Lakes, Minn.; five daughters, Mary Ann (John} Ausman of Elk Mound, Rita (Rick) Nelson of White Bear Lake, Minn., Sue (Nick) Sperger of Durand, and Molly Wolf and Sherry (Dick) Risler, both of Elmwood; 32 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Styer of Menomonie; and two brothers, James Bates and Charles Bates, both of Elmwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Agnes Feuker; and three brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and LaVerne Bates.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. The Rev. Joseph Smetana officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand was in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. Fenton

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 16, 2002, A6

Paul W. Fenton, age 58, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born June 1, 1943, in Normal, Ill., to Robert E. and Selma (Anderson) Fenton. Paul received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Illinois State University in Normal.

Paul married Elizabeth Fenton on Aug. 30, 1963, in Pontiac, Ill. He taught high school classes in Gridley, Ill., for four years before moving to Menomonie where he taught psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for 33 years.

Paul served on several university committees. He was member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and a member of the Myrtle Werth Hospital Board for 10 years, serving three years as chairman of the board. He was also a member of the Northern Wisconsin Hosta Society. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching and also had a great interest in model trains and photography.

Paul was a wonderful husband, great father, and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Paul's final act was to give the gift of life through tissue donation.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Luke (Julie) Janiak-Fenton of Janesville and Mark Fenton of Menomonie; his mother, Selma Fenton of Normal; a brother, David (Jackie) Fenton of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Rosemary Fenton of Normal; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Doug Halverson officiating. Burial is 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.

The family recommends two preferences in Menomonie for memorials in honor of Paul's life. Memorials should be sent to (1) Stout University Foundation, Louis Smith Tainter House, specifying The Paul Wm. Fenton Psychology Scholarship Endowment, or (2) Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System, Paul Wm. Fenton Memorial Fund.

Julie A Leaman

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 16, 2002, A6

Julie A. Leaman, age 85, of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the Barron Memorial Medical Center Extended Care Unit.

She was born Sept. 26, 1916, to George and Anna (Niedeprim) Kieffer. She was raised on a farm near Vermillion, Minn., and helped with farm and field work using horse-drawn equipment. Being the oldest, she helped raise her five younger siblings. In 1936, she worked at National Tea Bakery in Minneapolis, Minn.

In 1940, she married Carleton Leaman and they moved to Washington where she was employed by Boeing. Julie proudly proclaimed she was "Rosie the Riveter." In 1946, they moved to Maple Plain, Minn., and raised three sons. There she helped her husband by driving a milk truck to the creamery. She farmed with her husband in the Ridgeland area from 1963 to 1978 at which time they retired.

In their retirement, they enjoyed making and selling peanut brittle. Upon the death of her husband in 1992, Julie did volunteer work by transporting the elderly to medical appointments. She enjoyed bowling, card playing, gardening, and large family gatherings. During the past two years she resided at Barron Extended Care.

She is survived by three sons, John (Kaye) Leaman of Ridgeland, D.W. (Pam) Leaman of North Platte, Neb., and Bob (Virginia) Leaman of Bailey, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (Donna) Kieffer of Lake City, Minn., and Jerry (Kathy) Kieffer of Seal Beach, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carleton on March 8, 1992; a brother, Andrew Kieffer; and a sister, Viola Dawson.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Barron with Father Gerard Willger officiating. Interment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Vermillion.

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

Dolley A. (Martinson) Bird

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 16, 2002, A6

Dolley A. (Martinson) Bird, age 45, of Colfax, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Dolley Arbutus Martinson, the daughter of Wilbur and Joyce (Snider) Martinson, was born July 27, 1956, in Janesville. She lived in Janesville until age 10 when she moved with her family to Spooner where they remained a short time. They then moved to Wheeler where she attended grade school, and later to Cudahy, where she graduated in 1976 from Cudahy High School.

Dolley married Edward Bird on Aug. 28, 1976, at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax. They have lived in Colfax since their marriage. Dolley worked as a CNA for House Calls for five years. She enjoyed craft work and other small projects to earn money at home so she could be there for her family. Dolley was a member of the Colfax Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed camping, horses, and many outdoor activities. She was very family oriented and loved her husband, children, and all of her family very dearly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Dolley is survived by her husband, Edward Bird; two sons and two daughters, Shawn, age 14, Joanna, age 11, Nicole, age 10, and Troy, age 6, all at home; her parents, Bill and Jo Martinson of Colfax; two brothers and two sisters, Gail Wise of Oregon, Karen (Bob) Johnson of Spring Green, and Corey Martinson and Troy Martinson, both of Colfax; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Chet Martinson; grandparents, Vera and Earl Snider and Vera and Art Martinson; three aunts, Irene Dorum, Charlotte Englund and Dorothy Christner; her godmother; and an uncle, Arthur Martinson Jr.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with the Rev. Leslie Walck officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

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

George W. Nelson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, A6

George W. Nelson, age 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Turtle Lake to Kernel and Anna (Olson) Nelson. When a young child he moved with his family to La Crosse where he graduated in 1936 from Logan High School.

George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honored with the Purple Heart for injuries received in Normandy.

On Sept. 14, 1945, George married Ella Mae Wolters in La Crosse. George then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in 1948. George worked in Rice Lake before moving to Menomonie where he worked as a pharmacist at Lee's Drug Store from 1951 until retiring in 1982.

George was a Scout leader for Troop 103. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council, and was president of the congregation. He was a member and past Master of Masonic Lodge #164, F&AM, of Menomonie and long time secretary-treasurer of the lodge. He held every chair in the Masonic Lodge as well as a Ritual Certificate. He was a life member of the Temple Association and past Sovereign Prince of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. His highest award was the Meritorious Service Award. George was also a member of the Zor Shrine.

George also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

George is survived by his wife, Ella Mae; two sons, Ray G. Nelson of Chippewa Falls and Clark E. (Kari) Nelson of Hudson; five grandchildren, Ramona E. (Phil) Myers, Spencer K. Nelson, Breeon G. (Rob) Hanks, Benjamin G. Nelson and Jamie N. (Kyle) Blaha; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Myers and Gordon Blaha; one brother, Roy (Betty) Nelson of La Crosse; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Oden, Clarence and Leo; and an infant son, Leo.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. A public Masonic service was held Friday evening at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial, with military honors, was Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse.

Eva M. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, A6

Eva M. Olson, age 97, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Eva was born Dec. 14, 1904, in the Downsville area of Dunn County, the daughter of Ferdinand and Clara (Singerhouse) Neubauer.

She grew up in the Downsville community and graduated from Menomonie High School and Dunn County Normal.

Eva married Bernard Sneen on Jan. 26, 1923. Eva taught a few years at Little Elk Creek Elementary School.

Eva and Ben later moved to Durand where Eva became a bookkeeper for the Farmers Union Co-op in Durand until she retired in 1971. Ben died in 1962.

Eva married Denver Olson on Aug. 18, 1971. They made their home in Boyceville for two years before moving to Menomonie. Eva and Denver enjoyed their retirement, traveling and spending their winters in Arizona and Florida. Eva and Denver were members of Christ Lutheran Church the last 28 years.

Eva is survived by her husband, Denver; a son, Malcolm (Joanne) Sneen of Reisterstown, Md.; two stepsons, Jim (Kathleen Adler-Olson) of Victoria, Minn., and Bill (Linda Ludvigson-Olson) of Colfax and St. Paul, Minn.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Hanke of Eau Claire and Maxine Anderson of Wausau.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; a son, Marshall Sneen; one sister, Edna Govin; and three brothers, Martin, Lyle and Arthur.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating. Burial was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery, rural Menomonie.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Helen C. Taufman

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, A6

Helen C. Taufman, age 95, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Helen was born March 10, 1906, in Menomonie, the daughter of Robert and Louise (Bender) Taufman. A graduate of Menomonie High School, she was associated many years with the Schroeder Hotel Chain, working in Madison, Duluth, Minn., and Milwaukee prior to retirement.

During her working years, Helen spent her vacations in Menomonie, helping the Taufman family with their Taxi Service and City Bus and Baggage business.

Helen also played piano at the theater in the days of silent movies. After retirement, Helen returned to Menomonie and taught Hotel Management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for several years.

Helen was a supporter of the Dunn County Historical Society and a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Helen is survived by two nephews, Robert (Patricia) Fletcher of Powell, Ohio, and Richard Taufman of Boston, Minn., and two nieces, Joan (John) Cowan of Fearrington, N.C., and Nancy Taufman-Yowell of Redlands, Calif.

Her parents, two sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating.

Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Marjorie M. Bushendorf

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, A6

Marjorie M. Bushendorf, age 81, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Marjorie Haffelder was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Menomonie to Fred and Lydia (Baker) Haffelder. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1938. Marjorie married Everett Bushendorf, who was killed in military services during WW II.

Marjorie owned and operated her own beauty shop in north Menomonie for many years. She later worked as a desk clerk at the Hotel Marion, where she enjoyed meeting people.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Pat) Fitzgerald of Fort Mill, S.C.; three grandchildren, John and Joe Fitzgerald and Lynn Ann (Brian) Marlowe; two great-grandchildren, twins Patrick and Samantha Marlowe; a sister, Frances Schutts of Menomonie; a brother, Gerald "Hap" (Ruby) Haffelder of Chippewa Falls; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett, and a sister, Mary Ellen McCulloch.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Jim Harrington officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call at the funeral home an hour prior to the service on Monday.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.

Edna M. Kallenberger

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 23, 2002, A6

Edna M. (Deibert) Kallenberger, age 85, of Menomonie, formerly of Racine, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at her residence in Menomonie.

Edna was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Mound City, S. D., the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret "Maggie" (Werner) Deibert.

Edna graduated from high school in Herried, S.D., and graduated from Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, S.D. She taught for two years in rural schools near Herried. On May 2, 1937, in Eureka, S.D., Edna was united in marriage to Herbert P. Kallenberger, who preceded here in death on June 9, 2001.

Moving to Racine in 1955, she worked in Central Service at St. Luke's Hospital and later volunteered there for many years. Edna was also an active member of Faith United Methodist Church, volunteering countless hours. Most of all, she loved being with her family and will be sadly missed.

Survivors include her three daughters, Margaret (Philip) Diser of Menomonie, Sharon (Gilbert) Beth of Racine, and Bonnie (Alan) Porter of Coon Rapids, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Carol (Tom) Ropella, John (Tracy) Diser, David (Tabatha) Rangel, Christian Rangel (Jaunae Brooks), Katherine Rangel (fiance, Anthony Buda), Brian Porter, Emily Porter, Nathan Porter, and Susan Porter; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Sarah Diser, Rachel Ropella, and Gavin Rangel; two sisters-in-law, Irene Deibert of Mobridge, S. D., and Ida Reiner of Aberdeen; a brother-in-law, George Keeler of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Herbert, Edna was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond, Ervin, and Milton; and her sister, Ruth Deibert.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1013 Harmony Drive, (LaSalle Street at Harmony Drive) in Racine with the Rev. Earl Kammerud officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials to the Racine Skill Bank or Faith United Methodist Church are suggested.

Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., Racine, is serving the family.

Fredena J. Tallman

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 23, 2002, A6

Fredena J. Tallman, age 68, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Fredena June Woods was born Nov. 2, 1933, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Russell and Minnie (Gardner) Woods. She attended Hillcrest Country School. Fredena farmed on the home farm for several years before moving to Minnesota. She then worked in a sewing factory and did waitress work until retiring due to ill health.

Fredena married Cliff Tallman in 1978 in Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing and also hunting and fishing.

Fredena is survived by her daughter, Geneva Spielman (fiance John) of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Spielman, Jr., and Jamie Spielman; six sisters and four brothers, Beatrice Breeze of New Auburn, Delsena (Otto) Flug of Prairie Farm, Nandie Link of Menomonie, Goldine (Harold) Andrews of Menomonie, William (Hazel) Woods of Colfax, Roschus Woods of St. Paul, Minn., Rosezena (Earl) Nihart of Wheeler, Earnest (Dee) Woods of Anoka, Minn., LeRoy Woods of Boyceville, and Kay Edgemon of Boyceville; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cliff; and several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Gerald Hibbard officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon on Saturday until the service.

Perry W. Young

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 23, 2002, A6

Perry W. Young, age 77, of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at his home in Green Valley.

Perry was born March 9, 1924, in the Township of Eagle Point, rural Chippewa Falls. He was the son of Howard and Evelyn (Newton) Young. Perry grew up mostly in the Chippewa Falls community. As a young man he moved and lived in Arizona until enlisting in the Navy. Perry was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy with the Sea Bees in the Pacific Theater.

Perry married Donna Mae Malison on Jan. 4, 1947, in Menomonie, where they made their home for over 50 years. Perry worked for the Goodrich Family Furniture Store in Menomonie for over 25 years. Perry also worked for the Menomonie School District for several years until he retired. Perry moved to Green Valley, Ariz., in the fall of 1998.

Perry was very active in Boy Scouting, he loved to fish and enjoyed traveling.

Perry is survived by two sons, Steve (Linda) of Menomonie and Daryl of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Marie (John) Egnell of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; six grandchildren; a sister, Jean Creech of Jacksonville, Texas, and two sister-in-laws, Ruby (Albert) Maier and Ruth Malison, both of Green Valley, Arizona.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna in 1998, one brother, Duane, and a sister, Valera.

Private family services will be held on Saturday.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.

Alvy Fizel Koleff

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 23, 2002, A6

Alvy Fizel Koleff, age 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Lansing, Ill.

Alvy was born at Boyceville to Joe and Anna Fizel on Feb. 3, 1922. She married Shay Koleff on Oct. 21, 1943.

Mrs. Koleff is survived by her beloved husband, Shay, of 58 years; three daughters, Sharon (Dennis) Bermingham of Schereville, Ind., Shirley Davidson of Gary, Ind. and Pat Pollitz of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren, Chris (Pat) Graham of Marietta, Ga., Shay Bermingham of Lansing, Ill., Ryan Pollitz and Michelle Pollitz of Salt Lake City, Utah; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Marci, Konner and Jackson Graham of Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Ethel Lowell of Lansing, Ill.; Leona Petereck of Downing, Julia (Bruce) Wold of New Richmond, and Martha Amundson and Betty J. Graff of Menomonie; four brothers, Melvin Fizel of Lansing, Ill.; Leon Fizel of Lafayette, Ind.; John Fizel of Menomonie and Robert Fizel of Wheeler; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Anna Fizel, and sister, Zella Anderson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2505 Indiana Ave., Lansing, Ill., with Rev. Paul Appold officiating. Interment was in Oak Glen Cemetery, Lansing, Ill.

Mrs. Koleff was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. A member of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church, she worked as an assistant in the church office. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Koleff to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

Mabelle A. Ellefson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, A6

Mabelle A. Ellefson, age 93, of rural Dallas, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

Mabelle was born Aug. 31, 1908, in Dallas to Martin and Ellen (Amdall) Borgen and lived her entire 93 years within five miles of Dallas. On April 12, 1934, she was married to Norval Ellefson in Dallas.

She was a member of New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church and a faithful worker with the church women and in the church choir. She was active in the Homemakers Club, attended Cenex meetings with her husband, and loved traveling, rosemaling and cooking. She was a loving wife and mother and had a deep abiding faith in God.

She is survived by two sons, Wallace (Helen) Ellefson of New Auburn and Robert (Sue) Ellefson of Manlius, N.Y.; two daughters, Ines (Ken) Anderson of Burnsville, Minn., and Donna (Fredric) Fortney of Waukegan, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Julie, Susan, Elizabeth, Maren, Elise, Joanne, Brian, Vernon, Kevin, Kirsten and Erik; eight great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, Jared, Justin, Emily, Gioeanni, Sophia and Meredith; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mabelle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norval, on April 30, 1994; infant twin son, Dennis; three brothers, Otto, Morris and John Borgen; and a sister, Grace Omtvedt.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, from New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson with the Rev. Barbara Koch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Jerome F. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, A6

Jerome F. Johnson, age 56, of Emerald, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the Baldwin Hospital in Baldwin.

Jerome was born Oct. 26, 1945, in Menomonie to William C. and Mabel A. (Lemke) Johnson. He graduated in 1964 from Menomonie High School. Jerome entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1966 to 1970. Jerome married Linda Evenson on May 21, 1966, in Boyceville. He worked for Northwestern Refinery for 32 years, which switched to Ashland Oil and the present Marathon Ashland Petroleum.

He was a kind, courteous person, who would help you do anything. Jerry was one person you knew if you called, he would be right there. He enjoyed fishing and working on his John Deere tractor collection. He also enjoyed working in his sawmill and playing with his nieces and nephews.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Linda of Emerald; daughter, Amy Johnson of Menomonie; father, William Johnson of Menomonie; two brothers, Richard (Nan) Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Robert (Marilyn) Johnson of Rapid City, S.D.; a sister, Edith (Robert) Hinn of North Fond du Lac; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Alice Jane Clark

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, A6

Alice Lane Clark, age 97, of Menomonie died Thursday Jan. 24, 2002 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Alice was born July 25, 1904.in Green Lake County, near Princeton. She was the daughter of Ralph H. and Mina S. (Smith) Clark. In 1906, the family moved to Tomahawk. Alice attended grade school in Tomahawk and graduated from Tomahawk High School. She graduated from Oshkosh State Normal School, attended Teacher's College, Columbia University in New York City and Stevens Point State University, She received a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Oshkosh State Normal School.

Alice taught school for two years in Fox Lake and several years in Ladysmith and in Wausau from 1932 until her retirement in 1970. She loved children and found her career very fulfilling.

In Wausau, she was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross, worked with young people in the Universalist Church, and with Friends of the Public Library, Alice read widely, played bridge, enjoyed opera, concerts and plays. She was an expert knitter and produced exceptionally fine needlepoint.

Alice traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Greece, the Greek Islands and Egypt.

She moved to Menomonie in 1981 to be near her sister, Beulah C. Howison. Alice was a life member of WERA Unitarian Society of Menomonie, Dunn County Historical Society, Friends of the Menomonie Public Library and Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her sister, Beulah C. Howison of Menomonie, many cousins and friends.

Her parents, a sister Marian Clark and a brother Ralph Clark, a brother-in-law William Kelsey Howison, all preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie in the spring.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie is serving the family.

Violet Litomisky

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, A6

Violet Litomisky, age 86, of Colfax, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at her home with hospice.

The former Violet Schmidt was born September 16, 1915, in Chicago to George and Amanda (Schuth) Schmidt. She married Milton Frank Litomisky on Sept. 3, 1938, in Chicago. Together they raised their family in Lombard, Ill. Violet has resided in the Colfax area for the past 18 years. She enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Violet is survived by one daughter and one son, Iona Hoage of Colfax and Milton (Laurie) Litomisky of Boyceville; one grandson, Donald (Amy) Gjestson of Hudson; two granddaughters, Alexandria and Abbigail Litomisky of Boyceville; two great-grandchildren, Derek and Sara Gjestson of Hudson, and other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton Litomisky; one sister, Lorraine Schmidt, and one granddaughter, Kimberly Gjestson.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Kathy Brown, hospice chaplain, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday). Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., on Monday.

Susan M Roodell

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 30, 2002, A6

Susan M. Roodell, age 42, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2002, at her home after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

The former Susan M. Welch was born July 21, 1959, in Chippewa Falls to Ronald and Gloria (Anderl) Welch. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1976 from Menomonie High School.

Susan worked as an accountant for Western Life in Woodbury, Minn., until taking time to raise her family. She was part owner of Abb-Co Trucking in Menomonie until 1997 when she moved her family and trucking business to Florida. The last five years Susan worked at the St. Petersburg Country Club in Florida.

Susan will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Nathan Roodell of Hudson, Angela Roodell of Menomonie, and Eric Roodell of St. Petersburg; her mother, Gloria (Lawrence) Ziehl of Menomonie; two sisters and four brothers, Victoria Stewart of Memphis, Tenn, Cheryl (Kenneth) Olson of Wheeler, Kenneth (JoAnn) Welch of New Richmond, Michael Welch and Glenn Welch, both of Menomonie, and Tony Welch of Memphis; her grandmother, Frienda Anderl of Bloomer; a stepsister, Patricia (David) Sol of Osceola; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends; and a special friend, Linda Madden of St. Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Welch; a brother, Charles Welch; a niece, Leha Olson; her grandfather, Aloysius Anderl; and her paternal grandparents.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Walter H. "Bud" Stark

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 30, 2002, A6

Walter H. "Bud" Stark, age 68, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 1, 1993, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Arthur and Ida (Beguhn) Stark. Bud attended country school in the Town of Sherman and then served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955 with the Military Police.

Bud married Eileen Kothlow on Feb. 21, 1959, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He worked for seven years on the Milwaukee Railroad as a teletype operator and then worked for 32 years with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as postal supervisor.

Bud was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening. Bud's dog "Shadow, was his constant companion. Bud also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Bud is survived by his wife, Eileen of Menomonie; a son, Dennis Stark of Baldwin; a daughter, Barb (John) McKay of Knapp; four grandchildren, Travis and Ashley McKay and Katie and Brian Stark and their mother Sandi; a sister, Gladys Ninas of Menomonie, two brothers, Ed (Teresa) Stark of Colfax and Ralph (Delores) Stark of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Margaret Kothlow of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norman Ziehl, and an infant sister.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorsen Cemetery in Menomonie with a flag presentation by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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.

Elsa Amalia Holz Pierson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 30, 2002, A6

Elsa Amalia Holz Pierson, age 92, formerly of Phoenix, AZ, died Wed, Jan. 23, 2002, at Brandfort, Conn.

Elsa was born July 1, 1910, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Martin and Ida Zuhn Holz. She married Theodore Kelsey Pierson on Sept. 30, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He pre-deceased her on Feb. 10, 1999. Elsa was a devoted Episcopalian and a member of the P.E.O.

Elsa is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise Pierson of Evanston, Ill., and Susan Marie Pierson of Brandfort; two grandchildren; a nice, Joycelynn Duncan of Edina, Minn.; nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Beloit with the Rev. James Towlette, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, next to her husband, Theodore Kelsey Pierson.

Arrangements were handled by the Hansen Funeral Home, 424 Propect St., Beloit.

 

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