Dunn County, WI Obituaries
January 2003

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January 2, 2003 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Barbara Ann Mueller

Dunn County News, Thurs, Jan. 2, 2003, A6

Barbara Ann Mueller, age 63, of Colby, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Funeral services were 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2003, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Burial was in Fenwood Cemetery in Fenwood. Father John Malik officiated.

Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Community Funeral Home in Colby assisted the family.

Barbara was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Dorchester to Raymond and Caroline (Kramer) Decker. She was a 1958 graduate of Colby High School. Barbara and Eugene Mueller were married Sept. 20, 1958, in Fenwood. He died on Feb. 13, 1963.

Barbara owned and operated Barb's Rustic Inn in Dorchester for six years. She then moved to Menomonie where she worked for Tri-Mart until retiring. She moved to Colby three years ago. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Barbara is survived by her loving father, Raymond Decker of Colby; her children, Ricky Mueller of Colby and Randy (Jodi) Bammert-Mueller of Farmington, Minn.; two grandchildren, Hunter and Alyssa; her sister, Pat (Jim) Baumgartner of Colby; and her brother, Larry (Diane) Decker of Colby.

She was preceded in death by her husband; his mother, Caroline Decker on Jan. 11, 1985; and a granddaughter, Cassandra.

Gabrielle "Gay" Clough

Dunn County News, Thurs, Jan. 2, 2003, A6

Gabrielle "Gay" Clough, age 84, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

Gabrielle was born July 26, 1918, in the Town of Ludington to Roy and Josephine (Showalter) Johnson. She was married to John Ecklor and Dana Clough, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Ridgeland for about the last 15 years. She loved crocheting, making quilts, and dancing.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Mark Wylie; a great-great-granddaughter, Sophia Rodriguez; and two brothers, Harold and Donald Johnson.

She is survived by her sons, Larry (Rachel) Ecklor of Dallas, Bruce (Bonnie Bechel) Clough of Baldwin, Benjamin (Lorrie Metcalf) Clough of Connorsville, and Dana Lee Clough of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Ramona (Bruce) Nichols of White Bear Lake, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bunny Bellows of Eau Claire, Grace Daniels of Augusta, and Gwen Bloom of Dallas; three brothers, Howard and Dean Johnson of Eau Claire and Dorvan Johnson of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Richard Robinson officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was in New Haven Cemetery in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County.

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

Vernon W. Holm

Dunn County News, Thurs, Jan. 2, 2003, A6

Vernon W. Holm, age 76, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends are welcome from noon until time of services.

Harriet S. Hansen

Dunn County News, Thurs, Jan. 2, 2003, A6

Harriet S. Hansen, age 91, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Fla.

The former Harriet S. Schlottman was born Sept. 18, 1911, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to John and Lydia (Schutz) Schlottman. She was married to the late Harold R. Hansen on June 6, 1934, and they had two sons, Vinton A. Hansen and Nicholas H. Hansen.

Harriet lived most of her life in the Menomonie area, graduating from Menomonie High School and attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

With great interest in different forms of art, she worked with pottery and paintings of both oils and acrylic. Some of her works were chosen and shown at state rural art shows in Madison.

Harriet was a member of the Lake Tainter Improvement Society, Myrtle Werth Mayo Hospital Auxiliary, the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie, and also the Emanuel United Church of Christ in Kissimmee.

Harriet is survived by her son, Nicholas (Lori) Hansen of Kissimmee; a brother, Louren (Ruby) Schlottman of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Hansen; three brothers, Harold (Carmen) Schlottman, Marvin (Elsie) Schlottman, and Richard (Arvilla) Schlottman; her parents, John and Lydia Schlottman; and her son, Vinton Hansen.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation is one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche O. Glaser

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 5, 2003, A6

Blanche O. Glaser, age 87, of Ridgeland, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

Blanche was born Sept. 5, 1915, to Isaac and Christine (Holte) Eliason in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, where she was raised and attended school. She was baptized and confirmed at New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church.

On Dec. 9, 1933, she was married to Henry F. Glaser at the bride's home. Since then, she has been an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm where she has served as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years as well as being a member of the church choir and Ladies Aid.

Blanche was a life-long homemaker and loved to care for her parents, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Freeman (Lucy) Glaser of Ridgeland, Jerry (Maggie) Glaser of Prairie Farm, David (Kathy) Glaser of Blair, and Russell (Carol) Glaser of Chetek; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Henry on July 22, 1996; a son, Claire Isaac; a daughter, Eva Martha; three grandsons, Tony, Paul and Joel Glaser; two sisters, Mildred Glaser and Inga Books; and a brother, Orval Eliason.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm with the Rev. Jeffrey Seelow officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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

Guy E. Clark

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 5, 2003, A6

Guy E. Clark, age 83, of Boyceville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Guy was born July 23, 1919, in the Town of Sherman to the late Mamie (Jones) and Clarence Clark. He grew up on the family farm in the Town of Sherman. Guy married Isabel Welk on Sept. 28, 1940, in Wheeler. They lived and farmed in the Town of Sherman. He served on the Town Board for 40 years, most of those years as town chairman. He also served on the Boyceville Creamery Board. His life was centered around his family and his farm.

Survivors include his wife, Isabel of Boyceville; children, Roger (Ruby) Clark of Boyceville, Alan (Linda) Clark of Connecticut, Marilyn (Rande) Cuellar of Minnesota, and Sandi (Ed) Fitch of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo (Mary) Clark of Boyceville; a sister, Bernice (Melvin) Johnson of Boyceville; and two sisters-in-law, Oma Clark of Menomonie and Katy (Harold) Rubusch of Boyceville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alton and Clinton Clark; a sister, Myrtle Prochnow; and a granddaughter, Bethany Clark.

Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Wheeler with the Rev. Steve Crites officiating. Interment was in Sherman Cemetery.

Wisconsin Cremation Services of Eau Claire served the family.

Charles Jents

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 5, 2003, A6

Charles Jents, age 76, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at home with hospice surrounded by his loving family.

Charles was born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Henderson, Minn., to Ibe and Ida (Morgan) Jents. He graduated from Boyceville High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. Charles married Phyllis Gallman on Feb. 17, 1950, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Charles was employed 21 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the maintenance department.

Charles loved the outdoors, yard work, woodworking, crafts, ceramics, football and traveling.

Charles is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Menomonie; one son, Gary Jents of Alpharetta, Ga.; one daughter, Susan (Louis) Wold of Downing; four grandchildren, Christi (Tom) Ebert of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Tara Wold of Woodville; Lindsay Wold of Downing; and Brandon Jents of Alpharetta; two great-grandchildren, Marissa and Emily Wold; one brother, Norman Jents of California; one sister, Effie Johnson of Freeport, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Marshall (Helen) Gallman of Menomonie; one sister-in-law, Annabelle Jents of California; his mother-in-law, Edna Gallman of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alvin and Robert Jents; and his father-in-law, Walter Gallman.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at St. Katherine's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Beyer Settlement in the Town of Red Cedar with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Polly Jane Sylvester

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 5, 2003, A6

Polly Jane Sylvester, age 83, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie after a battle with brain cancer.

Polly was born July 26, 1919, in Fairchild, the daughter of John and Lenna (Koval) Sylvester. Polly moved with her parents to Menomonie when a young child.

Polly was known to many in Menomonie as the "Flower Lady." Although she had a Ph.D. in mathematics, her heart was in flowers. Polly enjoyed gardening, growing, selling and talking to many people in Menomonie about her flowers.

Polly is survived by a sister, Anna (James) O'Neil of Madison, and a brother-in-law, Howard Chwala of Texas.

Her parents and a sister, Lenore "Olga" Chwala, preceded her in death.

No services are planned.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Marvin "Butch" L. Husby, Jr.

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003, A6

Following a valiant battle with cancer, Marvin Husby, Jr., went to eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. Beloved husband and loving companion of Camille Husby of Palatine, Ill. Adoring father of Carla (Laddie) Peknik of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Marvin (Holly) Husby III of Chicago. Butch was the eldest son of Adelia Husby and the late Marvin Husby of Menomonie.

He is also survived by his granddaughters, Cameryn Peknick and Brooke Husby; his mother, Adelia Husby, and loving siblings, Margaret (David) Rollay, Louie (RoseAnn) Husby, Marylyn Husby, Ann (Greg) Mittlestadt and Berath (Mark) Bews. He will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends in the Menomonie area.

Butch attended Menomonie High School where he was active in wrestling and competed at the Wisconsin state wrestling championships. After graduation, he continued his education at Augsburg College, where he lettered in football and wrestling while earning his bachelor's degree in education.

Butch was a long-time resident of Chicago where he had a long and distinguished career in early childhood education. He was principal of Albert Einstein School in Hanover Park, Ill., and was well known for inspiring his students to reach their highest potential. In retirement, his avocations included remodeling the family home, gardening and proudly assisting his son, Marvin III, with many successful business ventures.

His achievements were many but he would say his greatest blessings were his wife Camille and his children, Carla and Marvin. His greatest joy was the birth of his granddaughters, Cameryn (1/2000) and Brooke (9/2002). He will be greatly missed by all of us. Services were held in Palantine on Monday, Jan. 6, 2002, which would have been his 60th birthday.

Memorials are suggested to the Augsburg College Athletic Department in his name.

Bernice P. Knoepke Anderson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003, A6

Bernice P. Knoepke Anderson, age 87, of Colfax, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Bernice was born Feb. 14, 1915, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Gustave and Minnie (Anderson) Knoepke. She married Lloyd Anderson on May 1, 1935, at Poplar Creek Lutheran Church. Together, they farmed in the Town of Colfax until they retired and moved to the Village of Colfax in 1980.

She was a member of the Holden Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid and Circle where she held a number of different offices.

Survivors include two sons, Gordon (Doris Anderson) Anderson of Wheeler and Laverne (Judy) Anderson of Caledonia, Minn.; three daughters, Marilyn (Alan) Weaver of Eau Claire, Janice (Duane Strob) Scheidecker of Caledonia, and Judy (Donald) Kothlow of Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allan (June) Knoepke of Spooner and Elmer (Geraldine) Knoepke of Durand; a sister-in-law, Arlene Knoepke of Colfax; and many cousins, neices, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; a sister, Gladys; and two brothers, Arnold (Palma) Knoepke and Kenneth Knoepke.

Funeral services for Bernice are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, from the Holden Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Holden Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Esther I. Rodey

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003, A6

Esther I. Rodey, age 81, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Menomonie.

The former Esther Irene Thorson was born Dec. 29, 1921, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Alfred and Emma (Koepp) Thorson. She graduated from Menomonie High School and worked for Lloyd Ellingson and Clarence Smith, both attorneys.

She married Willis Rodey on Aug. 27, 1946, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Sherman and she also worked for Dunn County Human Services for 32 years as a stenographer. Esther also played piano in the local orchestra.

Esther is survived by her husband, Willis Rodey of Menomonie; a son, Steve (Joan) Rodey of South Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer; her sister, Mabel Krueger of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Louis (Eleanor) Rodey of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Baker of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; and three brothers-in-law, Lloyd Rodey, Henry Krueger and George Baker.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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.

Charles O. Lark

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003, A6

Charles O. Lark, age 73, of River Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at his home in River Falls.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

[See complete obituary below]

James W. Canfield

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003, A6

James W. Canfield, age 84, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

James was born on Jan. 17, 1918, in Clementeville, N.D., to James Henry and Jessie (Figgins) Canfield. He attended and graduated from high school in Southern Iowa before entering the U.S. Army. He served as a M.P. during World War II from 1941-45.

James married Ida Henkel on Jan. 17, 1942, in Woodlake, Minn. Ida preceded James in death in 1990. He then married Norma Jean (Sather) Adams on July 20, 1991, in Menomonie. James worked as a welder for most of his life.

James is survived by his wife, Norman Jean (Adams) Canfield of Menomonie; two children, Marie Canfield of McCandless, Pa., and George (Karen) Canfield of Chaska, Minn.; two grandchildren, Sara (Tim) Reichert of Minneapolis, Minn., and Amy Canfield of Chaska; one sister, Reba Canfield of Des Moines, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Ida Henkel.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Friends are welcome from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice. [See additional obituary below]

Charles O. Lark

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 12, 2003, A6

Charles O. Lark, age 73, of River Falls, formerly of Menomonie, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003.

Charlie was born April 21, 1929, in Menomonie to Orsie and Vera (Otto) Lark. Charlie graduated from Glenwood High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea. Charlie married Betty Frantz on Oct. 17, 1953, at First Lutheran Church in Hersey. He spent the majority of his life in the Menomonie area. Charlie was a skilled commercial painter and took great pride in his work.

Charlie was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of River Falls; five children, Jolene Lark of River Falls, Phillip (Peggy) Lark of Menomonie, Tracy (Kelly) Lark of Madison, Susan (Ty) Krings of Baldwin, and Cathy Jo Finley of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Jerry (Karen) Lark of Tomah, Larry (Terry) Lark of Green Bay, La Rae Rosencrans of Arizona, and Kathy (Tony) Schivoni of South Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Hersey with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Bonnie M. Peter

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 12, 2003, A6

Bonnie M. Peter, age 64, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Bonnie Mae O'Bryan was born Dec. 13, 1938, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Walter and Dorothy (Davis) O'Bryan. She was raised in the Town of Weston and attended Irvington School.

Bonnie married Charles Pierce on Nov. 14, 1959, in Elmwood. She was a homemaker and loving mother to her children. She later married William Peter on Sept. 14, 1979, in Menomonie. Bonnie worked at the State Theater and the Outdoor Theater in Menomonie for many years, while also working for Service Master for several years.

Bonnie enjoyed reading, doing puzzle games and poster art, and watching game shows. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, William Peter of Menomonie; two daughters and two sons, Vicky Pierce of Boyceville, Terry Pierce (fiancé Miohelle Gingrich) of Altoona, and Jeffrey Pierce and Debbie Pierce, both of Menomonie; an adopted daughter, Patty Hulsey of Menomonie; her grandchildren, Shalene (Justin) Hirsch, Shawn Willett, Brent Pierce, Nathan Pierce, Aubree Gingrich, Misty Lee Pierce, M. Jay Pierce, Tonya Hulsey and Lisa Amundson; a great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Rae Pierce; two brothers and two sisters, Walter Jr. (Anne) O'Brien of Siren, and Robert O'Bryan, Lorraine (Alois Jr.) Ducklow and Betty Bohn, all of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Dorothy O'Bryan; her first husband, Charles Pierce; two daughters, Judy and Julie Pierce; and a granddaughter, Nicole Pierce.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial was in Irvine Creek Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Donna Mae Hurley

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 12, 2003, A6

Donna Mae Hurley, age 74, of Colfax, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax where she resided for nearly 20 years.

Donna Mae was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Waukesha to Marvin and Effie (Scholl) Hurley. She and her family moved back to the Colfax area in 1932. Donna Mae was an active resident of the Area Nursing Home, acting as the greeter to new residents, and was even queen of the nursing home one year. Donna Mae was loved by her family and friends and will be missed.

Survivors include two nephews and a niece, Glen (Patti) Hurley and their daughter, Leah, of Green Bay, David (Julie) Hurley and their daughters, Zoe and Tess, of Appleton, and Linda (David) Habeck and their sons, Jeb and Ben, of DePere.

Funeral services for Donna Mae are 2 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003) from the United Methodist Church. Pastor Steve Groves will officiate with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Emerald.

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

A very special thank you goes out to the Area Nursing Home from the family of Donna Mae for the loving care provided through the years.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is handling arrangements.

James W. Canfield

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 12, 2003, A6

James W. Canfield, age 84, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

James was born on June 17, 1918, in Clementeville, N.D., to Henry and Jessie (Figgins) Canfield. He attended and graduated from high school in Southern Iowa before entering the U.S. Army. He served as a M.P. during World War II from 1941-45.

James married Ida Henkel on Jan. 17, 1943, in Woodlake, Minn. Ida preceded James in death in 1990. He then married Norma Jean (Sather) Adams on July 20, 1991, in Menomonie. James worked as a welder for most of his life.

James is survived by his wife, Norman Jean (Adams) Canfield of Menomonie; two children, Marie Canfield of Pennsylvania and George (Karen) Canfield of Chaska, Minn.; two grandchildren, Sara (Tim) Reich of Minneapolis, Minn., and Amy Canfield of Chaska, Minn.; one sister, Reba Canfield of Des Moines, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Ida.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice.

Robert W. Scott

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 15, 2003, A6

Robert W. Scott, age 58, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

See complete obituary below

Elvera F. Casper

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 15, 2003, A6

Elvera F. Casper, age 75, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Elvera was born March 13, 1927, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, the daughter of Edward and Hattie (Schultz) Hintzman. She was raised in the Town of Sherman.

Elvera married Louis Casper on Dec. 4, 1948, in Menomonie. After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Menomonie for many years until they retired from farming. Louis died in 1995, and in December 1999 Elvera moved into Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life.

She enjoyed growing flowers, collecting flower vases, and spending time with her family.

Elvera is survived by her son, Michael (Debra) of Menomonie; her daughter, Linda (Larry) Traynor of Spring Valley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchilden; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Grutt, Alice Mattison and Myrtle Link, all of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Edwin Casper of Menomonie; and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Hintzman of Menomonie and Lorraine Hintzman of South St. Paul, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Mathew J. Erpenbach

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 15, 2003, A6

Mathew J. Erpenbach, age 79, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospial-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Mathew John Erpenbach was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Elk Mound, the son of Mathew and Tina (Murray) Erpenbach. He grew up in Elk Mound and attended Elk Mound Schools. Mathew received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946.

He married Eva June Smith on Sept. 23, 1944, in Elk Mound. After marriage, they made their home in Elk Mound. Mathew drove for the Eau Claire Bus Co., also worked for Sunlight Dairy, and retired in 1985 after 33 years working at the Uniroyal Tire Co. in Eau Claire.

Mathew enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and his cabin up north. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed doing for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mathew was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound and served as a volunteer fire fighter for 48 years with the Elk Mound Area Fire Department.

Mathew is survived by his wife, Eva; a son, Dennis (Mary) of Elk Mound; three daughters, June (Alan) Tyrrell and Alice (Jeff) Debee, both of Menomonie, and Mary (Roger) Olson of Eau Claire; eight grandchildren, Tim Erpenbach, Jill (Scott) Bradford, Terry (Nola) and Tamara Tyrrell, Ryan and Lindsay Olson, and Daniel and Alissa Debee; four great-grandchildren, Justin Erpenbach, Bailey Bradford, Caitlyn Haviland and Alexis Tyrrell; two step-grandchildren, Steven and Jonathon Schutts; two sisters, Katherine Boos of Eau Claire and Rita Hereid of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a brother, Joe Anderly, State of Washington.

His parents, a brother, Lawrence, and a sister, Eleanore Wikkan, preceded him in death.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial will be in Waneka Cemetery, Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

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

Robert "Bob" Kothlow

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Robert "Bob: Kothlow, age 72, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2002. Bob was the owner of Rob-K Concrete Products Inc. in Laredo, Texas, and Eagle Pass, Texas.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Kothlow.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Vorpahl-Kothlow; five sons, Doug Kothlow, Brad (Kathy) Kothlow, Bruce (Kelly) Kothlow, Scott (Clare) Kothlow, and Clark (Cathy) Kothlow; a daughter, Penny (Greg) Buchanan; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Kothlow and Pete Kothlow; a sister, Mary Dix; and numerous friends in San Antonio, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Wisconsin.

Services were Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Porter Loring Chapel with the Rev. Roger Wilson officiating. Interment was in Post Oak Cemetery in La Vernia, Texas.

Noreda Jane Stone

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Noreda Jane Stone, age 65, of Elmwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Jane was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Menomonie, the daughter of Clarence and Noma (Leach) Perry. In her youth, she traveled extensively with her family.

Jane married Robert E. Stone on July 10, 1963. After marriage, they lived in the Twin Cities and Hammond before moving to the Town of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood, in 1968, where she remained the rest of her life.

Jane loved horses and enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Jane is survived by two daughters, Cindy Weber and Helen Stone, both of Elmwood; two sons, Bill (Charlene) of Elmwood and Frank (Roxann) of Woodville; three grandsons, Neil and Shawn Weber and Brennan Stone; three brothers, Virgil (Dawn) Perry Sr. of Blair and Chuck and Doug Perry, both of Menomonie; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 1999, and a sister, LaVon Miricle.

There were no formal services.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Elmwood served the family.

Joseph R. Dinda

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Joseph Robert Dinda, decorated veteran of both Korean and Vietnam wars, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003.

He was born Sept. 24, 1930, in Superior to Michael P. Dinda and Anna E. Kantarik.

Joe is survived by his wife, Connie; seven children, Paul, Anna, Thomas, Julia, Catherine, Patricia and Helen; and 14 grandchildren.

Joe's accomplishments include starring in football at Wichita University in Wichita, Kan., before receiving a commission in the U.S. Army in 1954 and marrying Connie Jean Barlow. Highlights of his career include tracking protesters during the Washington, D.C. riots in the 1960s and commanding a military company in Germany.

After a distinguished career in which he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, Joe retired in 1974 to focus on farming and gardening in Wisconsin and raising his family. An accomplished story-teller, Joe authored a number of short stories and anecdotes. Joe and Connie moved to Oregon in 2001.

A memorial service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gervais, Ore., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. Interment was in Willamette National Cemetery.

Connie wishes to extend a special thanks to Willamette Valley Hospice.

Robert W. Scott Sr.

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Robert W. Scott Sr., age 58, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Bob was born March 22, 1944, in Baraboo, the son of Robert and Ida (Nerby) Scott. When a young child, he moved with his family to the Menomonie area, where he was raised. Bob served four and one-half years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

After service, he returned to the Menomonie area where he worked as an operating engineer. Bob worked for Arthur Overguard Construction Co. in Elroy and later for American Materials in Eau Claire.

Bob married Ruth Ann Plutshack on June 13, 1969, in Stillwater, Minn. They made their home in the Menomonie area until 1980 when they moved to the Town of Otter Creek, rural Wheeler.

Bob enjoyed coon hunting with his dogs and hunting and fishing with his sons. His granddaughter, Caitlin, was his pride and joy. Bob was the world's greatest husband, dad and grandpa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; a son, Ron of Wheeler; a granddaughter, Caitlin Scott of Wheeler; three sisters, Bonnabelle (William) Jackson of Connorsville and Louanne (Darrell) Kistner and Debra Swanson, both of Downsville; a brother, Donald (Mary) Scott of Boyceville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Robert Jr. in 1989, and a brother-in-law, Keith Swanson.

There was no visitation.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 17, 2002, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Timothy Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Christ Lutheran Church/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

LeRoy O. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

LeRoy O. Johnson, age 82, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

LeRoy was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Boyceville to Herman and Alma (Hedlund) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. Following high school graduation, LeRoy started a bottle milk route in Boyceville and worked the family farm.

LeRoy married Evelyn Rogers on April 8, 1942, in Ridgeland. He hauled milk for the Annis Cheese Factory. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as council president, sang with the choir, and as custodian. He served as treasurer for the Town of Tiffany for several years. Later, he worked for the Boyceville Creamery and Hedlund Manufacturing. His routes included trips to Ridgeland, Prairie Farm and Connorsville. He also worked as a field man for AMPI.

He enjoyed fishing and working in the garden.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Florence Evenson, and two brothers, Melvin and Herbert.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Evelyn Johnson of Boyceville; a son, James (Judy) Johnson of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jeff (Midy) Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., and Jeremy (Amy) Johnson of Nashville; three great-grandchildren, Rachel, Benjamin and Noah; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral serves were Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Brad Peterson officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Ona A. Olson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Ona A. Olson, age 86, of Menomonie, formerly of Colfax, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Ona was born on Aug. 8, 1916, in Popple Creek, Dunn County, to Margaret Jane (Gibbon) and William Johns. She worked for room and board as she attended Colfax schools.

Ona married Selmer R. Olson on Aug. 16, 1949, in Elk Mound. In 1950, they moved to Hudson and resided there until their retirement in 1978 when they moved back to Colfax. After Selmer's death in 2000, she moved to Autumn Village and then later to the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Ona was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren. Through her trials and tribulations her faith strengthened and comforted her.

Ona is survived by one son, Roger (Gayle) Martinson of Laural, Md.; three daughters, Alecia (Carroll) Wahl of Montgomery, Ill., Nancy (Wayne) Quilling of Menomonie, and Bonnie (Douglas) Zahler of New Richmond; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Cece Johns of Ridgeland; two nieces; one nephew; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Selmer R. Olson; her parents; two brothers, Victor and Harold Johns; and a sister, Melva Ellingson.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with the Rev. Leslie Walck and Rev. Jill Quilling officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Robert H. Eckwright Jr.

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Robert H. Eckwright Jr., age 46, of Chetek, formerly of Eau Claire, died of ALS on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his residence, surrounded by family.

He was born Feb. 13, 1956, in Eau Claire to Robert and Deanna (Drews) Eckwright. He grew up mainly in the Eau Claire area, graduating from Memorial High School in 1974. Bob then moved to Milwaukee and started working at Allis-Chalmers as a machinist.

Bob and Mary Gullickson were married in Eau Claire on Feb. 1, 1975, and a year later had twins, Ann Marie Eckwright and Robert H. Eckwright III.

In 1979, Bob returned to Eau Claire and worked at Gould Manufacturing, McDonough Manufacturing and at 3-M in Menomonie. Bob returned to school at CVTC in 1992 and received a degree in electrical mechanical technology.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, pool, cards, traveling, music and figuring out how things worked. What he loved the most was just talking to people and finding out what they were all about. He could find out more about a person in one conversation than most others find out in a lifetime. Anywhere he traveled, he would talk to people about their lives and truly listened to what they had to say.

Bob was the oldest of a large family and worked all of his life to keep them together in body and spirit. All of his siblings were very important to him and he felt a responsibility for their well being his entire life. Family was very important to Bob.

Jeanette E. Chatt

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Jeannette E. Chatt, age 72, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Jeannette Eileen Lunke was born March 7, 1930, in Menomonie, to Harvey and Edith (Wold) Lunke. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church and was a lifelong member. She lived all of her life in North Menomonie.

Jeanette graduated from Menomonie High School in 1948. In her senior year she went to work for Sanna Dairies Ice Cream Store as assistant manager. She became a homemaker in 1952 when she married William Chatt on August 30.

Jeannette enjoyed the position of treasurer of Christ Lutheran Sunday School for 27 years. She was a den mother for Pack 103 and later helped Bill with Boy Scout Troop 103. She enjoyed writing letters, reading, cooking and baking, and sewing quilts and doll clothes. She also enjoyed the Monday morning "coffees" with her friends. Her grandchildren were a joy and she was so proud of them.

Jeannette is survived by her two sons, Rick (Liza) Chatt of River Falls, Randy Chatt (Brenda Chaney) of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Joseph, Samuel, Elizabeth and Lydia Chatt of River Falls; a special friend, Roger; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bill.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/ Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Thomas D. Graham

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Thomas D. Graham, age 18, of Chetek, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Barron.

He was born Aug. 3, 1984, in Ainsworth, Neb., the son of Barry and Tina (Fletcher) Graham. He moved with his parents to the Barron area in 1995. He completed his junior year at Barron High School. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing pool and video games.

Thomas is survived by his father, Barry Graham (Shannon Dean) of Chetek; his mother, Tina (Adam) Swan of Menomonie; his grandfather, Donald Graham of Ainsworth, Neb.; his grandmother, Ruby Graham of Mitchell, S.D.; two sisters, Tara Graham and Halley Graham, both of Menomonie; aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Rausch-Rockman Funeral Chapel in Barron. Rev. Tom LaChapelle of First United Methodist Church officiated. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, Neb. at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service of Barron.

Irene E. Price

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 19, 2003, A6

Irene E. Price, age 91, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan.17, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Irene was born on May 29, 1911, in the township of Menomonie to Charles F. and Emma M.C. (Tietz) Price. She was a life long Menomonie resident.

Irene was a faithful member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She also was a babysitter for many years.

Irene is survived by many friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 21, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Center with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. A spring burial will take place in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, township of Menomonie.

Jean Marie Lewis

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Jean Marie (Goetz) Lewis, age 73, of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born April 27, 1929, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Wesley and Esther (Gethers) Goetz. She married Ray L. Lewis on Nov. 27, 1960. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie. She faithfully played the organ and piano at Rock Falls Baptist Church for many years. She loved to sew and bake at home. She loved and cared for her children and grandchildren very much. She was a faithful farmer's wife for many years.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her sister.

Survivors include her husband, Ray of Elk Mound; her son, Chuck (Paula) Lewis of Elk Mound; two daughters, Lavonne (Mark) Lutzen of Elk Mound and Shirrel (Frederick) Kastel of Eau Claire; and 11 grandchildren (Sherry's) Nicole, Christine, Ashley and Joshua, (LaVonne's) Mark Jr. and Samantha, and (Chuck's) Jacob, Kelsey, Nikoli, Elisha and Gabrielle.

Funeral services are noon on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, 2700 South Broadway, Menomonie, with Pastor Laurence Borner officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, and at the church on Friday one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Jean will be sadly missed by family, friends and neighbors.s and neighbors.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Edward J. Biederman

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Edward J. Biederman, age 78, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at his home in Menomonie.

Edward was born April 21, 1924, in Colorado, the son of Edward C. and May J. (Stoneking) Biederman. He was raised in Colorado and graduated from Johnston High School in Johnston, Colo.

Ed served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. After service, he returned to Colorado for a short time. Ed moved to Los Angeles and drove bus for five years. In 1952, he moved to Menomonie where he worked for Uniroyal in Eau Claire for 31 years, retiring in 1982.

Ed married Donna Leach-Joncas July 6, 1981, and they have made their home in Menomonie. They have enjoyed spending their winters in Texas and summers in Menomonie.

He was a member of the AMVETS Post 72 since 1981. He was also a member of the Jim Beam Club for many years.

Ed is survived by his wife, Donna; a daughter, Terry (John) Hill of San Carlos, Calif.; a son, Michael of Winnamucca, Nev.; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Susan (Greg) Lane of Woodville and Barbara (Michael Gilles) Joncas of Hammond; a stepson, Steven (Darla) Joncas of Menomonie; eight stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Duane, in 1994; an infant daughter, Cathy; two brothers; and a sister.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie.

Esther L. Hamm

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Esther L. Hamm, age 86, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Esther was born April 19, 1916, in Menomonie, the daughter of Ben and Ann (Grossklaus) Johnson. She was raised in Menomonie and married Philander Hamm on May 10, 1939, in Menomonie.

Esther worked as a cook at Cafe La Corte and Hotel Marion and later as a cook and waitress at The Kernel. She was a lifelong resident of Menomonie and a member of Peace Lutheran Church where she was active in her circle. She was also an active member of the Women of the Moose.

Esther is survived by five sons, Phil of Rapid City, S.D., Eugene of Colfax, Christian (Barbara) of Menomonie, Tom of Eau Claire, and Don (Cathy) of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Douglas, Shelley, Andy, Nick, Aaron and Katie; numerous step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phil; and a brother, Lester (Patty) Johnson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Jeffrey P. Schulte

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Jeffrey P. Schulte died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003.

He was born Oct. 21, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Robert P. and Carol A. Schulte. He was raised in River Falls where he graduated from high school in 1978. He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jeff married Lisa Green of Roberts in 1983 and was the father of three children: Christopher (age 17), Benjamin (13), and Alex (12). Jeff and Lisa divorced in 1991. The children reside in Osceola with their mother.

Jeff later married Sylvia Hartel of Colfax. They divorced in 2001. Jeff lived in the Menomonie and Colfax areas for more than 20 years, working for many local companies, including Schmitt Prototypes.

Jeff is also survived by his father, Robert and (Rosie) Schulte of St. Louis Park, Minn., one brother, Steve (and Tracy) of Grand Junction, Colo.; one nephew; and two nieces.

He will be missed more than these words can describe.

A memorial service, open to all, is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at First Lutheran Church in Amery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any memorials should be sent to Steve Schulte, 2136 N. 24th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. The memorials will be distributed in Jeff's name to local non-profit groups that have been important to Jeff in recent years.

Carol L. Kujawa

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

After a long courageous battle of fighting cancer, Carol Louise Kujawa, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Boyceville on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, with hospice.

Carol was born to Lloyd A. Ames and Edna Mae Stillwell on Dec. 4, 1942, in La Crosse.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville.

Carol is survived by her husband, Vincent Kujawa of Boyceville; three daughters and three sons, Bethany (Willis) Rubusch, Sarah Clark, Amanda Anacker, Lucas (Sherri) Lehrke, Jacob (Lisa) Lehrke and Asa Lehrke; 16 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Richard Ames, Hazen (Edith) Ames, Margie Barnett, Dorothy (Curtis) Wenzel, and Grace (Rev. Duane) Baardseth; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary.

Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Relatives and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Rose A. Ziehl

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Rose Adeline Ziehl, age 89, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last one and one-half years.

Rose was born May 8, 1913, in the Town of Menomonie, the daughter of Louis and Daisy (Stratton) Grimme. Rose grew up in the Irvington area.

Rose married Reuben B. Ziehl on Oct. 3, 1942, in Menomonie. After marriage, they resided in Baraboo for a short time and then moved to the West Coast where they resided in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

In 1945, they returned to Menomonie and resided there until 1968. They then moved to Augusta. Reuben passed away in 1983.

Rose returned to Menomonie in 1987. In 1999, Rose moved to Marshfield where she resided until 2001. She then returned to Menomonie to reside at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Rose is survived by a daughter, Jeanne (Clarence) Lambrecht of Hewitt; three grandchildren, Amy (Matthew) Schmidt of Spencer, Mark (Jennifer) Lambrecht of Superior, and Sarah Lambrecht of Hewitt; and a sister, Nellie Norrish of Mondovi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reuben; two sisters, Rebecca Goodrich and Edna Hein; and two brothers, Leonard "Pat" Grimme and Francis "Fritz" Grimme.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church In Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring.

Visitation is 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.

Warren J. "Chub" Schutz

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 22, 2003, A6

Warren J. "Chub" Schutz, age 82, of Menomonie, formerly of Boyceville, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 26, 1920, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, to Edward and Hulda (Zahler) Schutz. He attended Granger Elementary School and graduated from Boyceville High School. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church of Boyceville and later served on the church council and with other organizations in the church.

Chub married Bernetta Grimme on April 12, 1947, at Peace Lutheran Church of Menomonie. He sold cars and farm implements at Keyes Chevrolet for 24 years. He worked at the post office as a substitute rural carrier in Boyceville and full time rural mail carrier in Knapp for a total of 33.5 years. He also enjoyed helping his parents on the home farm for many years. He retired in 1987.

He enjoyed traveling and had a great love for Switzerland, the home of his ancestors. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends and relatives.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Bernetta Schutz; three children, Jeanne (Jerry) Ford of Folsom, Calif., JoAnn Schutz of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jim (Nan) Schutz of Woodbury, Minn.; two grandchildren, Julie (Erik) Roberts of Roseville, Calif., and Jacob Ford of San Francisco, Calif.; one great-grandson, Jack Warren Roberts; two sisters, Myrtle Keyes and Sue Busch, both of Menomonie; one brother, Tom (Nancy) Smith of Joliet, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

A very special thank you to Dr. Steven Brown.

Chub was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wilfred and Herb Schutz.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Relatives and friends are welcome from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church of Boyceville or a charity of your choice.

Marlys M. Labs

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 26, 2003, A6

Marlys M. Labs, age 72, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the Bloomer Medical Center in Bloomer.

The former Marlys Marie Ebert was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Menomonie, the daughter of William and Dorothy (Schultz) Ebert. She grew up in Menomonie and attended Menomonie schools.

Marlys married Alfred Labs on April 20, 1949, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where she was a lifetime member.

Marlys loved her family and enjoyed following her grandchildren's athletic events. She also enjoyed bowling.

Marlys is survived by a son, William Labs of Menomonie; a daughter, Trudy (Myron) Olson of Bloomer; four grandchildren, Amy Labs of Menomonie, Josh Labs of Rice Lake, Cori King of Eau Claire and Michael King of River Falls; a sister, Dorinne (Keith) Cole of Litchfield, Minn.; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Al, and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Elenore M. Talmage

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 26, 2003, A6

Elenore M. Talmage, age 74, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Jan. 23, 1928, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, to John E. and Marie (Black) Talmage. She was confirmed on July 26, 1942, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Connorsville.

Elenore attended Peaceful Valley grade school and graduated from Boyceville High School. She then attended nursing school in St. Paul, Minn., before beginning her career as a nanny and housekeeper in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She retired in 1991 and moved to Menomonie.

Elenore enjoyed spending time with her family and her weekly bingo game with friends.

Elenore is survived by a niece, JoAnn (Richard) Kadinger of Boyceville; two nephews, Ronald (Linda) Talmage of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Raymond (Carol) Talmage of Boyceville; a sister-in-law, Doris Talmage of Barron; great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other relatives; and many friends from Hosford-Rich Apartments and Oak Ridge Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Talmage, and a nephew, Michael Talmage.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Oak Ridge Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jim Folz officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Bryan William Wulf

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 26, 2003, A6

Bryan William Wulf, age 7, of Howard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, after his incredibly brave three-year battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 2, 1995, to William Jr. and Sarah (De Broux) Wulf.

Bryan was a member of the first grade class at St. John the Baptist Grade School. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, mini golf, swimming, drawing and video games.

He continually taught us how we should be living life and accepting things that are difficult. Bryan was an inspiration to all who met him. To know him was to know greatness.

Survivors include his parents and one sister, Heather, all of Howard; his grandparents, William Sr. and Jean Wulf of Menomonie, and James De Broux and Lois De Broux, both of De Pere; aunts and uncles, Marge Wulf and Joe and Deb Feeney, all of Menomonie, Doug Wulf of Chippewa Falls, Doug and Sue De Broux of Monroe, Dave and Gini De Broux and Matt and Jean De Broux, all of Green Bay, Don and Terry De Broux of Weston, and Don and Mary Schroeder of Mequon; and many cousins and special friends.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Village of Howard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

We would like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice, Radiation Oncology, 10th Floor Pediatrics and, of course, the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff for the wonderful care of Bryan as well as for their support of our entire family. We also want to thank Dr Jon Brandt and Dr. Sachen Jogel. They are two incredible doctors who helped us every step of the way.

Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, is serving the family.

Carroll W. Lee

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 29, 2003, A6

Carroll W. Lee, age 77, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Barron Medical Center.

Carroll was born June 11, 1925, to Peter and May (O'Niel) Lee in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, where he lived and farmed on the family homestead his entire life.

Carroll was baptized and confirmed at New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson, attended school in Ridgeland, and graduated in 1944 from Colfax High School. On Sept. 12, 1950, he was married to Ada Nitz at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Prairie Farm.

Carroll has been a long-time member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and has served on the church council and as church treasurer. He also served on the Town of Wilson Elections Board for several years. Carroll was very proud of his Irish and Norwegian heritage, and John Deere tractors were held in very high esteem. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and enjoyed reading, humor and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ada of Ridgeland; a son, Daniel (Mary) Lee of Barron; a daughter, Brenda (Harlan) Gustum of Chetek; six grandchildren, Katrina Gustum, Andrea (Chad) Olson, and Melissa, Jennifer, Nathan and Aaron Gustum; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Olson; a sister, Phyllis (Victor) French of Barron; a brother-in-law, Wilferd (June) Nitz of Ridgeland; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Carroll was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm, with the Rev. Jeffrey Seelow officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Dallas.

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

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

Nancy Kreuzer

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 29, 2003, A6

Nancy Kreuzer, age 42, of Crete, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003.

Beloved daughter of Rosemary (nee Einum) and the late James Kreuzer; dearest sister of Mary Kreuzer of San Jose, Calif., and Patricia (Bob) Scholz of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; loving aunt of Lynzi, Andy, Matt, Zach and Isabelle.

Nancy was employed as an accountant with Applied Systems in University Park.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 22, and funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 23, at Hirsch Funeral Homes, Spindler-Koelling Chapel, 507 Exchange St., Crete. Interment was in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.

Memorials may be made to World Wildlife Fund. Info 708-672-7211.

Holly Jean Christenson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 29, 2003, A6

Holly Jean Christenson, age 39, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her home.

Holly was born June 15, 1963, in Menomonie to Clarence "Click" and Bonnie (Brown) Hinzman. She was raised in Boyceville, and later Hudson, where she graduated in 1981 from Hudson High School. Holly lived briefly in Pt. Hope, Alaska, before returning to New Richmond. On June 3, 1994, she was married to George Christenson and they eventually settled in Ridgeland. She has worked for Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minn., since 1987.

Her special interests were the loves of her life -- husband, George, and son, Jasen. Holly loved her farm, her pets, singing and crafts, but mostly her family and friends and being a grandma to Trinity and Paige.

She touched the hearts of so many with her warm spirit and contagious smile. Holly took the hand of the Lord after losing her courageous battle with cancer, never once wavering in spirit or doubting her journey's end. She will be missed deeply by her family and many friends, especially her lifelong friend, Jenny Jerry.

She is survived by her husband, George of Ridgeland; her son, Jasen P. Hinzman of Ridgeland; her mother, Bonnie (Dale) Soderberg of Arkansas; two sisters, Kristi (Ted) Frankson of Pt. Hope and Trudy (Jim) Huber of Ridgeland; a stepson, Greg Christenson of Rice Lake; two stepdaughters, Breanne Christenson of Rice Lake and Dawn Christenson of Hudson; two grandchildren, Paige and Trinity Meyer; nine nieces and nephews; six grand-nieces and grand-nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Holly was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm, with the Revs. Oz Twedt and Randy Dean officiating. Burial will be in Akers Cemetery in the Town of Prairie Farm.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

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

Brenda J. Gove

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 29, 2003, A6

Brenda J. Gove, age 42, of Boyceville, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at home with hospice.

Brenda was born July 9, 1960, in Red Wing, Minn., to Neal and Marilyn (Lynner) Williams. She graduated in 1978 from Elmwood High School. Brenda married Kelly Gove. She worked at McMillian Electric in Woodville and was currently employed by the Boyceville School District.

She enjoyed doing yard work, fishing, and collecting knick knacks.

Brenda is survived by two daughters, Brittany and Jessica Gove of Boyceville; her parents, Neal (Julie) Williams of Longville, Minn., and Marilyn (Bufford) Kurrelmeyer of Ellsworth, Minn.; two brothers and two sisters, Rick (Debbie) Williams of Spring Valley, Jodi (Gary) Horky of Clayton, Try Williams of Wheeler, and Rhonda (Jim) Flanigan of Ellsworth; eight nieces; nine nephews; a special friend, Del Shay of Wheeler; and other relatives and friends.

Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly in 1997, her maternal and paternal grandparents, a brother-in-law, and an uncle.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

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