Dunn County, WI Obituaries
January 2005

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
January 2, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Glen F.  Martens

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 2, 2005, A6

Glen Frank Martens, age 92, of Wausau, formerly of Hager City, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Glen was born June 22, 1912, to Frank and Lenora (Freiheit) Martens in Goodhue County, Minn. He married Freda Kuehl Oct. 27, 1937, in St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing, Minn. She preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2003. Glen farmed in Hager City until 1966 when he moved to Menomonie where he worked at Sanna Inc. He made things from rocks and gem stones. Glen enjoyed collecting stamps, fishing, hunting and many other hobbies.

Glen is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Edwin) Jerde of St. Paul, Minn., and Virginia (Merlyn) Von Bargen of Winona, Minn.; one son, James (Judith) Martens of Wausau; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing, with the Rev. Dan Solofra officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Red Wing. Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausua, is handling arrangements.

Sylvia M. Thompson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 2, 2005, A6

Sylvia M. Thompson, age 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie, surrounded by her loving family.

The former Sylvia May Behling was born Aug. 12, 1911, in Dunn County to Frank and Myrtle (Karnes) Behling. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Sylvia married Arthur Thompson on Oct. 10, 1931, in Menomonie. Together, they farmed in the town of Weston for 45 years, and resided in Menomonie the last 15 years. During the years of farming, Sylvia also worked at Connell's Sunridge Orchard and Sanna Dairies.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie for 40 years and an active member of the Hatchville Homemakers. Sylvia volunteered countless hours of mending at the Dunn County Health Care Center and she also loved to sew and bake for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sylvia is survived by a son, Don (Lola) Thompson of Menomonie; a daughter, Doris (Robert) Kainz of Milltown; a daughter-in-law, Lois Thompson-Baldwin of Luck; six grandchildren, Ann (Bill) McLaughlin of Great Falls, Mont., Karen (Scott) Pauly of Menomonie, Jill (Craig) Aakhus of Maple Grove, Minn., Denise (Michael) Berkholtz of Wheeler, Anthony (Tanya) Kainz of Finleyville, Pa., and Chad Thompson of Menomonie; 11 great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; her twin sisters, Laura Shafer of Pontiac, Mich., and Lois Larson of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; a brother, Roy Behling; a son, Arlo Thompson; a grandson, David Thompson; and a granddaughter, Mary Jo Thompson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Anna Mae Setter

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 2, 2005, A6

Anna Mae Setter, age 81, of Colfax, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at her home.

Anna Mae was born on March 1, 1923, in Duncombe, Iowa, to Willy and Emma (Valvick) Lande. She married William Setter on Aug. 11, 1945, in Menomonie. Anna and William farmed in the Knapp area for 50 years.

She was a member of the Colfax Senior Center, the Colfax Lutheran Church, and the Charity Circle. She taught Sunday School in Menomonie for several years and was also a 4-H leader.

Anna is survived by a daughter, Jean (James) Kuhn of Waverly, Minn.; two brothers, Willis (Helen) Lande of Menomonie and Joseph (Nell) Lande of McKinney, Texas; two sisters, Delight Olson of St. Cloud, Minn., and Ruth (Gary) Furman of Princeton, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Marion Setter of Cumberland, and a sister-in-law, Glenny Lande of Knapp.

Anna Mae is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Douglas and Gregory Setter; brother, Thomas Lande; sister, Esther and her husband Gordon; granddaughter, Sara Kuhn; and brother-in-law, Orlan Olson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Schriver's Colfax Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.

David Allen Natwick

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 2, 2005, A6

David Allen Natwick, age 47, of Nichols, N.Y., passed into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004.

David is survived by his wife, Karen Natwick, and son, Carter McGriff, both of Nichols; his parents, Roger and Joanne Natwick of Menomonie; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul Natwick of Euless, Texas, and Joel and Lisa Natwick of Port Alsworth, Alaska; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was an elder at Lakeview Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and was a gifted Bible teacher. He worked as a hardware engineer at Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y. David will be remembered for his love for the Lord, love of life, and the love of his family.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Lakeview Chapel, 185 Day Hollow Road, Owego, with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Lindsey, officiating. The family received friends Friday evening at the Estey & Munroe Funeral Home in Owego and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.

David's body will be flown to Menomonie for a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with Pastor Jack Stimmel officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie following the service.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with local arrangements.

Betty J. Mattson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 2, 2005, A6

Betty J. Mattson, age 78, of Elmwood, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at her home in the town of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

Betty was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Ohio, the daughter of Cecil and Lucille (Downend) Bentley. She grew up in LaPorte, Ind., and attended business college after graduating from LaPorte High School. After graduation, she worked for her father's company for several years.

Betty married Fred "Pat" Mattson on May 13, 1951, in LaPorte. In 1952, they moved to Elmwood. Later, Betty worked for the Elmwood Medical Clinic, which is now the Red Cedar Clinic-Elmwood, until she retired in 2001.

Betty was an active member of the Spring Lake Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She served on the board of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home for 20 years, resigning from her presidency in November, 2004.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Debi Mattson of Eau Galle; a son, Jeffrey Mattson of Red Wing, Minn.; two grandchildren, Adam McMahon of Amarillo, Texas, and Cassie (fiance Erik Affolter) McMahon of Menomonie; a great-granddaughter, Emilie McMahon; a special friend, Dr. Frank Springer of Elmwood; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pat, in 2001, and two brothers, Ralph and Truman Bentley.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church, rural Spring Valley, with the Rev. D. Peter Friberg officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Lake Cemetery, rural Spring Valley.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Sharon L. Hebl

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, A6

Sharon L. Hebl, age 63, of Menomonie, died at her home on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, after a 20-month battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon Louise Wagner was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Chicago to Frank and Marie (Brady) Wagner. She graduated from Maine Township High School in 1959 and then attended Mundelein College in Chicago for one year. In 1964, she graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in elementary education.

Sharon started teaching elementary school in Belvidere, Ill., where she met her husband to be, Frank Hebl. They were married on July 10, 1965, in Delavan. Sharon received her engagement ring on Dec. 24, 2004! Sharon and her husband moved to Mayville where Sharon was a substitute teacher until moving to Menomonie in 1970. In 1979, she received her master's degree from UW-Stout in vocational rehabilitation. She then worked at the Career Development Center in Eau Claire for 12 years. Following that, she worked for House Calls in Menomonie for four years.

Sharon was an artist, sculptor, potter and gardener. She also authored three books, "Peace Corps Roller Coaster," "Limousine Seventeen," and "Riverboat, Riverboat," and produced a television show for children in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

She was a member of various writers' groups, investment clubs, and other volunteer organizations. The last 10 years Sharon has enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Lake Havasu City, painting, playing cards, gambling and writing.

"Sharon did not spend her life chasing dreams; she made them come true."

Sharon is survived by her husband, Frank of Menomonie; a son, Dan (Lisa) Hebl of Two Harbors, Minn.; a daughter, Holli Hebl of St. Paul, Minn.; two grandchildren, Eli and Carina Hebl of Two Harbors; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lorraine Wagner.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Sylvia Gladys (Adams) Faber

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, A6

Sylvia Gladys (Adams) Faber was born Oct. 15, 1925, to Otto and Alma (Hurtgen) Adams in Cady Township, St. Croix County. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and married Walter Faber on Feb. 22, 1944, and resided on the Faber farm, Wilson, until Sept. 1, 2004, when they moved to Autumn Village, Menomonie. She went to be with Jesus on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2004, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved son, Thomas in 1969 (Vietnam war); and son-in-law, Scott Holcomb in 1983.

She is survived by her husband, Walter of 61 years; eight children, Judith Faber (Wayne Federspiel) of Madison, Susan Faber of Menomonie, David (Arlene) Faber of Glenwood City, Ronald (Doris) Faber of Colfax, Douglas Faber of Wilson, Robert (Shirley) Faber of Colfax, Laura (Don) Bergelin of Menomonie, and Allan (Tamera) Faber of Wilson; two sisters, Vanita (Marvin-d) Johnson of Hudson and Alice (Orvil-d) Biel of Casa Grande, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren, Angela, Thomas, Justin, Jerrod (fiance Jenny Nelson), Douglas Jr.-"DJ" (Michelle), Katie, Jeremy (Renae LaPointe), Ryan (fiance Jamie Bressler), Emily and Andrea (James Prinsen) Faber, Carrie (Brad) Poehls, Paula (Jon) Price, Nicholas (Sara) and Benjamin (Christie Gibis) Holcomb; 11 grandchildren; and many close relatives and friends.

Sylvia was known for her baking, cooking, candy making, cake decorating, dressmaking and tailoring, barbering, and flower and vegetable growing. There wasn't anything that she couldn't or wouldn't attempt in her kitchen or sewing room. It was truly her domain. Family, church and friends have immensely enjoyed the bounty outpouring from her kitchen and pantry. She will always be remembered for her holiday generosity in the many trays of cookies, candies and lefse prepared for church, family and friends.

Through the years she served faithfully in many positions for the church, ranging from women's circle to treasurer of the Cemetery Board. She was especially active in the many church-sponsored suppers and luncheons and sewing group activities. She worked many years on the Cady Township election board and VFW Women's Auxiliary in Wilson. She was a Cady Lane 4-H leader for 30 years.

Sylvia was a wonderful example to all of us as wife, mother, grandmother, sister, church member and friend. We will all miss here culinary expertise, advice on child rearing, sewing, and her deep appreciation for flowers and gardening. The last four years since her stroke have been difficult emotionally and physically but her faith and quiet acceptance have been an inspiration to all of us. We just wish she had had more time to play! Hardworking hands now stilled.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson. Rev. Jean Gfall officiating the service. Music was provided by organist Carole Lynum and vocalist Joe Menter. Cremation followed the service and burial of the cremains will be in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery, Wilson, at a later date.

Honorary bearers were Angela Faber, Emily and Andrea Faber, Katie Faber, Carrie Poehls and Paula Price. Pallbearers were Thomas, Justin, Jeremy and Ryan Faber, Nicholas and Benjamin Holcomb, Jerrod Faber and D.J. Faber.

Mary Ann Hahn

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, A6

Mary Ann Hahn, age 66, passed away on Dec. 31, 2004, at her home in Cortez, Colo., where she resided the last 11 years.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1938, in Menomonie, the daughter of Leo L. and Esther Mae (Thompson) Williams. Since 1914, the start of the first Williams Hardware, Feed and Grocery store, the Williams family has been a part of the Menomonie business community.

Mary Ann graduated from Menomonie High School in 1956. She attended the University Wisconsin-Madison, earning her BA in sociology in 1961. She married Edward J. Hahn in 1959 and their son, Michael, was born April 8, 1965. Prior to their divorce in 1973, they resided in both California and Illinois. While living in California, she earned her MA in counseling at San Jose State. In 1980, she moved with her son to Jackson Hole, Wyo., where she lived until moving to Cortez in 1993.

Mary Ann's interests were many and diverse. She truly loved the outdoors and lived in places where she could enjoy nature to the fullest. In Jackson Hole, she had a panoramic view of the Grand Tetons by stepping out into her yard. After moving to Colorado, she could watch the changing cloud patterns over Mesa Verde from her windows. This passion for the West undoubtedly began when she was a young girl and the family traveled to South Dakota and on to Yellowstone and California.

At an early age she learned to ski and eventually shared that love and ability with her son. She enjoyed camping and was an avid hiker, most often accompanied by her beloved Dobermans. Over the years these faithful companions were Gretchen, Bridget, and now, at the last, Katy. While living in the midst of all this spectacular scenery, Mary Ann acquired a remarkable ability to recognize a "good shot." She was an accomplished amateur photographer, leaving us with many beautiful photos of the places she loved. One of her greatest pleasures was to share her favorite places with friends. Mary Ann was a great cook, serving both good food and good Margueritas whenever she had visitors.

Another talent was knitting, gifting her lucky friends with intricate Scandinavian design sweaters and mittens. She was an accomplished pianist, but her most favorite pastime was probably gardening. When asked how she could move away from the beauty of Jackson Hole, she stated that she wanted to live where she would have enough warm weather to grow a tomato! While doing just that, she transformed her property in Cortez into one of beauty with many raised beds filled with hundreds of daylilies and other flowers, as well as a large garden and fruit trees.

Mary Ann also gave of her time, volunteering at the Cortez Cultural Center for many years and supporting the Anasazi Heritage Center. Over the years she made good friends in many places but always retained close ties with her high school classmates who share this loss with her family. She will be remembered not only for her independent, adventurous spirit but also for the dignity and bravery with which she faced an earlier, successful struggle against cancer and again during this fatal, difficult journey.

Mary Ann is survived by her son, Michael Hahn; granddaughter, Kimberly Tad-Awan and her son's fiancee, Heidi Tad-Awan, Manila, Philippines; her brother, Don (Nona) Williams, Menomonie; nieces, Judy (David) Young, Menomonie, Elizabeth (Jim) Fingerman, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Jeanne Williams (Fred Eltel), Columbus, Ohio; and a nephew, Tom Williams, Ghanna, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Malcolm Williams, and his wife, Doris Williams; and her brother, Robert Williams.

A memorial service will be held at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Memorials may be made to the caring staff of Montezuma Hospice, Inc., at 1345 South Broadway, Cortez, CO 81321.

Judy Marie (Weier) Cockeram

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, B12

Judy Marie (Weier) Cockeram, age 63, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Judy Marie Weier was born Dec. 24, 1941, to Arnold and Adeline (Score) Weier. She married Harry Cockeram Jr. on Nov. 14, 1959, in Wisconsin Rapids. They lived in Wisconsin Rapids for many years while Harry worked at the Baren Paper Co. In later years they moved back to Menomonie to join Harry's father, Harry Cockeram Sr., in the shoe repair business. Judy also worked there and they eventually bought the business out when Harry Sr. retired in 1977.

In 1985, Harry Jr. passed away and Judy has worked in day care since then, becoming endeared to many children through the years. Judy also loved her grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed family get-togethers and going to thrift sales. Judy will be sadly missed by her family and friends and by her many day care children throughout the years.

Judy is survived by two daughters and two sons, Kathy (John) Seever of Chetek, Sherry (Karl) Herdt of Menomonie, Darren (LuAnn) Cockeram of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Tyrone (Melissa) Cockeram of Colfax; five grandsons, Jordan Cockeram of Fridley, Minn., John Allen Seever of Chetek, Tracen and Tanner Cockeram of Colfax, and Kolten Herdt of Menomonie; her father, Arthur Weier of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Roland (Carol) Weier and Larry Weier, both of Wisconsin Rapids; her father-in-law, Harry Cockeram Sr. of Menomonie; three sisters-in-law, Marge Oberle, Judy (Tom) Peterson and Cindy (Tom) Miller, all of Menomonie; two brothers-in-law, Richard Cockeram of Eau Claire and Gerald (Lynda) Cockeram of Menomonie; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jr.; her mother, Adeline Weier; two brothers, Kenneth and David Weier; a sister, Marlys Karsseboom; and mother-in-law, Opal Cockeram.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery.

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

William "Bill" R. Schmidt

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, A6

William "Bill" R. Schmidt, age 82, of Eau Claire, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005.

He was born in Cumberland on March 30, 1922, to Henry L. and Hilda (Randall) Schmidt. The family moved to Dunn County in 1940 where he worked for Lakeside Aluminum and later the City of Menomonie.

He married Mary Alice Sims of Menomonie on Oct. 10, 1945. In 1963, Bill and Mary moved to Eau Claire where he worked for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. for 34 years until his retirement in 1987.

He was a member of Christ Church Cathedral for more than 50 years. He belonged to the Loyal Order of the Moose-Eau Claire #1408 for many years.

He was an avid gardener all his life. Bill and Mary loved to travel, visiting all the Canadian provinces and every state except Alaska and Hawaii. They made many trips to California to visit their daughters and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his hobby of creating stained glass lamps, window hangings and many other beautiful pieces for his family and friends.

Bill found much pleasure and joy in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was beloved by all his family and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; two daughters, Barbara (Wayne) Beauchamp and Anne Beauchamp, both of Eugene, Ore.; a son, Paul (Sandy) Schmidt of Fall Creek; five grandchildren, Lisa Blaeser (Christopher) Casas of Chicago, Jacob Blaeser and Mary (Robert) Abbott, both of California, and Kenneth (Rebecca) Beauchamp and Jason (Veronica) Beauchamp, both of Eugene; two stepgrandchildren, Rusty and Heather Springer, both of Eau Claire; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Henry (Geraldine) Schmidt of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Sage Blaeser.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Christ Church Cathedral with The Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family requests memorials be directed to Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.  To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Emily M. Garton

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, B12

Emily M. Garton, age 87, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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John T. Brennan

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 5, 2005, B12

John T. Brennan, age 74, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home in Menomonie.

Private family services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Elroy V. Kuhrt

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Elroy V. Kuhrt, age 68, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Elroy was born Aug. 22, 1936, in the Township of Cumberland, Barron County, to Charles and Marcia (Shearer) Kuhrt. He was raised in the Barron and Cumberland area and attended schools there.

Elroy has lived in lived in the Menomonie area for quite a long time now. He worked in the bakery at Don's Super Valu and also at Ted's Pizza Palace and Alex's Pizza.

On Oct. 21, 2000, Elroy married his long time friend, Mary Webster, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, surrounded by friends and family.

Elroy enjoyed playing bingo and Skipbo, watching TV, listening to the radio or going shopping on his motorized cart. He also enjoyed people and telling a good joke. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Elroy is survived by: his wife, Mary of Menomonie; two sisters and three brothers, Beatrice (Bill) Bliven of Hillsdale, Darwin (June) Kuhrt of Rice Lake, Dwight Kuhrt of Barron, Russell Kuhrt of Rice Lake, Clementine (Edward) McManus of Barron; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ramona and Idella.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Menomonie, with President Mark Decker officiating. Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery in Barron. Family and friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Ralph J. Werner

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Dr. Ralph J. Werner, age 82, of Menomonie, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, surrounded by family.

Dr. Werner was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Bloomer to Jacob and Amelia (Jones) Werner. A native of Bloomer, Dr. Werner graduated in 1945 from the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry. Dr. Werner married Bonna Yanser of Rochester, Minn., on Sept. 6, 1947, after serving a brief tour in the U.S. Navy. He and Bonna moved to Menomonie where he joined the late Dr. C. F. Clark in the practice of dentistry.

In 1952, Dr. Werner was recalled by the Navy. Receiving his discharge two years later, he opened his own practice at the corner of Main and Broadway in Menomonie. While maintaining a private practice, Dr. Werner was a clinical professor of Operative Dentistry for 27 years at the University of Minnesota and 11 years at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Werner logged an exceptional record as a leader in dental organizations. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Operative Dentistry in 1972 and secretary/treasurer from 1972 to 1988. He was president of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Century Club, the Dental Alumni Society, the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the Minnesota Prosthodontic Society, and the Northwest District Dental Society of the Wisconsin Dental Association.

He was elected as a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Midwest Academy of Prosthodontics, where he served on the board of directors. He was a member of the Minnesota Academy of Gnathological Research, the G.V. Black Dental Study Club, and the managing editor of the journal, "Operative Dentistry."

Dr. Werner was chairman of the Operative Dentistry section of the American Association of Dental Schools in 1976-1977. He was also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the Association of Dentistry International. Dr. Werner gave numerous table clinics, essays, and postgraduate courses.

Dr. Werner, like his father, Jacob, continued to play an important role in the Bloomer business community by serving on the board of directors of the Peoples State Bank for more than 30 years. He was elected as its chairman, serving from 1981 to 2004. Under his guidance, the bank thrived as a strong financial institution for the area.

Dr. Werner's interests were many and diverse. He was a member of the Masonic Temple and the Lions Club. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, snow and water skiing, and boating on local lakes and rivers as well as Lake Superior. He was an avid reader of history and loved visiting historical sites.

Dr. Werner is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonna; three children, Warren Werner of Madison, Sarah (Jeff Becker) Werner of Denver, Colo., and Mary (James) Winnefeld of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren, James and Jonathan Winnefeld of Norfolk; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a Masonic service was conducted Friday evening, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in honor of Dr. Werner can be sent to the University of Minnesota Dentistry Student Scholarship/Activity Fund, University of Minnesota Development Office, 15-226 Moos Tower, 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; or the Peace Lutheran Church Sunday School Program, 917 Seventh St., Menomonie, WI 54751.

Wilber N. Fuhrman

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Wilber N. Fuhrman, age 66, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at his home.

Wilber was born Oct. 7, 1938, on the family farm in the town of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley, the son of Leonard and Bertha (Oebser) Fuhrman.

He grew up in the Hatchville community, graduated from Spring Valley High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 23 years. During this time, Wilber played trumpet in the U.S. Navy Band, and played all over the world while in the Navy. After retiring from the Navy, Wilber lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, for several years before returning to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life.

Wilber is survived by his father, Leonard; a sister, Jule Skemp of Scottdale, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Jean Fuhrman-Frank of Menomonie and Beverly Fuhrman of Spring Valley; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Bertha, in 2003, and two brothers, Harold and Jerry.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Curtis Brooks officiating. Burial was in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Irene C. Stuart

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Irene C. Stuart, age 84, town of Sheridan, Dunn County, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at her home.

Irene was born Aug. 9, 1920, in the Colfax area to Ingman and Gladys (Olson) Iverson.

She married Wayne Stuart on Oct. 2, 1943. They farmed and raised their family in the town of Sheridan.

She became a teacher and taught in the Boyceville School District for 41 years, receiving the honor of "teacher of the year" in 1973. She retired in 1986.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents.

Irene is survived by her husband, Wayne, one son, Thomas (Dola) Stuart, two daughters, Danita (Frank) Guy and Lorene (David) Miller, all of the town of Sheridan, Dunn County; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Betty) Iverson of Monroe and Ivan (Audrey) Iverson of River Falls; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Local arrangements were handled by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Laurraine F. Schroeder

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Laurraine F. Schroeder, age 91, of Pinellas Park, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her daughter's home under hospice care. She moved to Pinellas Park in 1987 from her native Menomonie.

She enjoyed old-time dancing and crocheting.

She is survived by a son, James E. Hall of Lynn Haven, Fla.; a daughter, Phyllis Watters of Pinellas Park; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla., handled arrangements.

Judith K. Pecore

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Judith K. Henneman Pecore, age 61, of Knapp, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Judith Kay Henneman was born April 9, 1943, in Chippewa Falls to Harold and Frances (Flick) Henneman.

She resided in the Eau Claire and Knapp areas most of her life. Judith worked as a beautician at Your Reflections Salon in Menomonie for several years.

Judith is survived by three daughters, Tawny McClelland of Downsville and children, Amanda, Nathan, Jacob, Joseph and Matthew, Georgia Cass of Menomonie and children, Samantha and Steven, and Stephanie Cass of Chippewa Falls; her mother, Frances Henneman of Chippewa Falls; a brother, Richard Henneman of Hallie; a sister-in-law, Sue Henneman of Eau Claire; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Ken Henneman.

No services are planned and burial will take place at a later date.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Carol L. Amundson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Carol Louise (Gale) Amundson, longtime Menomonie resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. Few who met her will ever forget her. Carol's frank, ornery, sometimes gruff exterior belied a very gentle, kind and generous heart. For those who truly knew her, she will be dearly missed.

Carol collected dolls, curiosities and cat whiskers. She loved cats and dogs, was an avid reader, and also loved music. She knew and could recite every little barroom "ditty" she ever heard and had a wonderful and very mischievous sense of humor.

Carol was born in Vance Creek to Elmer and Lillian Gale and was predeceased by her husband, Earl, and son, Danny. She is survived by her son, David (Portland), and daughters, Diane (Phoenix) and Daria (Menomonie). "Grandma" also leaves five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial and celebration of her life will be held in the spring at Thatcher's Park, near her beloved home -- Graytown Airport.

Rest in peace Carol and know you are well-loved and missed. Give our love to Danny and Pop. Love, Darla, Diane and David.

"I see a hand you cannot see,

It beckons me away.

I hear a voice you

do not hear,

It says I cannot stay."

Emily M. Garton

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Emily M. Garton, age 87, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Emily fought a courageous battle with ill health for the last years of her life and she is now at peace.

The former Emily Schroeter was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Menomonie to Paul and La-Ville (Brown) Schroeter. She lived her entire life in Menomonie and graduated in 1935 from Menomonie High School. Emily married Leonard H. Garton on March 6, 1939, in Stillwater, Minn.

She was employed at Montgomery Wards in Menomonie for several years, but spent most of her working years employed at Wisconsin Cooperative Dairies as officer manager until her retirement due to ill health.

After her retirement, she became an accomplished ceramic artist, creating many beautiful pieces for family and friends. Emily loved animals of all kinds, especially her beloved dogs of which she had many. She gave special attention to her many wildlife friends who visited her feeders and her garden, which gave her many hours of enjoyment.

Emily taught Sunday School in her early years and was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She loved life, and with a great sense of humor, made everyone she met feel better because of it.

Emily is survived by her husband, Leonard of Menomonie; a son, Gary (MaryBeth) Garton of Rhinelander; two grandchildren, Deborah Garton of Boise, Idaho, and Rebecca (Rick) Lovelace of Rhinelander; several nieces and nephews; and other friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Louetta (Hershey) Kusel and June (Leonard) Suckow.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Vincent J. Ray

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Vincent J. Ray, age 89, of Menomonie, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1915, in Kokomo, Ind., to Benadeto "Fred" and Rose Marie (Sansone) Ray. He worked as as pharmaceutical salesman in both Illinois and Minnesota until retiring in 1976.

Mr. Ray has enjoyed the last 32 years of retirement in Menomonie with his loving companion, Donna Senn. He enjoyed doing yard work, fishing, and playing golf in the warm weather with his close friends, and he loved his dogs, Duffy and Shadow.

Vincent is survived by two sons, James V. Ray of Naples, Fla., and John C. Ray of Fenton, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara A. Smith of Naperville, Ill., and Mary Louise Kermath of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Also surviving Vincent are his loving companion, Donna Senn of Menomonie; Donna's children, Mark (Ruth) Senn of Hawaii, and Penny Mannel and Debra Senn, both of Omaha, Neb.; Donna's six grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Florence Ray on Aug. 23, 1982.

There will be a visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Dorothy L. Bilse

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Dorothy L. Bilse, age 89, of Ridgeland, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Barron Medical Center.

She was born March 5, 1915, to Fred and Lena (Miller) Sipple in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, and was baptized and confirmed at Iron Creek Methodist Church, also in the town of Spring Brook, where she later was a Sunday School teacher.

On Oct. 21, 1933, she was married to Harvey Bilse at Wilton and they farmed in the town of Sheridan for many years until moving to Ridgeland in 1955. In 1972, Harvey had a farming accident and was confined to a wheelchair for 22 years, all of which his loving wife cared for him.

Dorothy was a longtime member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Town of Prairie Farm, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also active with the Ridgeland Senior Citizens for many years. She loved her family, gardening, cooking and baking.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey on Nov. 8, 1992; an infant sister, Margaret; and two brothers, Clarence and Earl Sipple.

She is survived by two sons, Donald (Carol) Bilse of Peoria, Ariz., and Eugene (Joan) Bilse of Ridgeland; a daughter, Marlys (Allen) Andrews of Boyceville; nine grandchildren, Larry and James Benitz, Janelle Spadgenske, Jolene Bird, Tara Wilson, Troy and Tami Bilse, Tim Berg and Tracy McSorley; four step-grandchildren, Kathy Bryan, Kelly Stark, Kimberly Lee and Jeffery Andrews; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Town of Prairie Farm with the Rev. Lavern Holz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

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

Helen M. Krig

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 9, 2005, A6

Helen M. Krig, age 76, formerly of Boyceville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connorsville.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.

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Dorothy L. Bilse

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Dorothy L. Bilse, age 89, of Ridgeland, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Barron Medical Center.

She was born March 5, 1915, to Fred and Lena (Miller) Sipple in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, and was baptized and confirmed at Iron Creek Methodist Church, also in the town of Spring Brook, where she later was a Sunday School teacher.

On Oct. 21, 1933, she was married to Harvey Bilse at Wilton and they farmed in the town of Sheridan for many years until moving to Ridgeland in 1955. In 1972, Harvey had a farming accident and was confined to a wheelchair for 22 years, all of which his loving wife cared for him.

Dorothy was a longtime member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Town of Prairie Farm, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also active with the Ridgeland Senior Citizens for many years. She loved her family, gardening, cooking and baking.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey on Nov. 8, 1992; an infant sister, Margaret; and two brothers, Clarence and Earl Sipple.

She is survived by two sons, Donald (Carol) Bilse of Peoria, Ariz., and Eugene (Joan) Bilse of Ridgeland; a daughter, Marlys (Allen) Andrews of Boyceville; nine grandchildren, Larry and James Benitz, Janelle Spadgenske, Jolene Bird, Tara Wilson, Troy and Tami Bilse, Tim Berg and Tracy McSorley; four step-grandchildren, Kathy Bryan, Kelly Stark, Kimberly Lee and Jeffery Andrews; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Town of Prairie Farm with the Rev. Lavern Holz officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Richard L. Ovren

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Richard L. Ovren was born in Elk Mound on March 6, 1941, to Roald and Irene (Solberg) Ovren. He died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Luther Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Richard married Charleen (Wiseman) on Oct. 24, 1959, in Elk Mound.

He graduated from Elk Mound High School, attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and was a licensed FIC-LUTCE insurance representative, employed by The National Mutual Benefit Insurance Co.
Richard never met a stranger and always found the best in everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Charleen; two daughters, Constance Anderson and her children, Jacob, Gretchen, Gabriellle and John, all of Durand, and Robin Ovren of Elk Mound; a son, Stephen (Denae Beyer) Ovren and his son, Dimitriy of Newport, R.I.; his mother, Irene, and a sister, Patricia (Gary) DeMoe, both of Elk Mound; an uncle, Louis (Alda) Solberg of Menomonie; and many nephews, aunts and cousins.

Richard was preceded in death his his father, Roald; a sister, Kathleen Lamb; two grandchildren, Roald and Anne Ovren; and a brother-in-law, Brian R. Wiseman.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal A. Schroetter officiating. Burial will be in Big Elk Creek Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, 814 First Ave., Eau Claire, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com

Helen M. Krig

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Helen M. Krig, age 76, of Boyceville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Helen was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Connorsvillle to Clyde and Leora (Stone) James. She was baptized Aug. 17, 1941, at the United Methodist Church in Downing and confirmed March 20, 1949, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville.

Helen married Carl Krig on June 14, 1947, in Downing. They were blessed with five children. They farmed in the town of Tiffany, Dunn County, until retiring in 2001 when they resided at Glenhaven Nursing Home.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved flowers and taking care of them.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl in 2001; two sisters, Hazel and Genevieve; and a brother, Wesley James.

Helen is survived by five children, Patricia (Terry) Moe of Menomonie, John (Jeanne) Krig of Boyceville, Carol (Benedict) Schlosser of Boyceville, Charles (Shirlie) Krig of Prairie Farm, and Richard (fiancé Donna Stadler) Krig of Frederic; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Orval) Smith of Menomonie; three brothers, Edwin (Ardie) James of Downing, Harold (Alievia) James of Boyceville, and Donald (Juanita) James of Downing; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Burial was in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connorsville.

Arrangements by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Fern Mathews

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Fern Mathews, age 84, of Colfax, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She was born March 12, 1920, in Bloomer to Richard and Edith (Boese) Rogge. She was a graduate of Bloomer High School. On March 20, 1940, she married William A. Mathews III in Stillwater, Minn., and together they raised four children. "Bill" preceded here in death in 1987.

Fern is survived by two sons, William A. IV "Butch" (Mary Ellen) and Richard C. "Dick," all of Colfax, one daughter, Carol E. Alms of New Haven, Conn.; two grandchildren, Karla (Jeffrey) Fennie of La Crosse and Heath (Sheila) Mathews of Elk Mound; five great-grandchildren, Maryl, Brier, Brynna and Calvin Fennie and Alecia Petty; one sister, Lillian (Lloyd) Hainstock; one sister-in-law, Lucille Rongli of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Lynn J. in 1964; three sisters; two sisters-in-law; and five brothers-in-law.

Fern was a member of Colfax United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Bible School, and was a member of the Rachel Circle. She was also a member of the Dunn County Homemakers, was a 4-H leader, and a Girl Scout leader. Fern enjoyed music, dancing, and her involvement with the church.

A funeral service for Fern will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Colfax United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Spring interment will be in Hillgrove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at the Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hillgrove Cemetery Association.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home is serving the family.

Clara Randle Shong

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Clara Randle Shong passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at the Highland Manor in Elko, Nev. She was 91 years old.

Clara was born April 23, 1913, to Edward and Sophie (Iverson) Nash on the Nash homestead on the Big Nasty in a sod house in Perkins County, S.D. She was the second child of 11 born to Edward and Sophie. She attended the Glendo School, completing eighth grade. Several classmates and teachers remained lifelong friends.

She married Glen Shong in Rapid City, S.D., on Feb. 15, 1941, just before Glen left to serve four years in the Army during World War II. Clara lived on Army bases in Texas and Washington. Their daughters, Shareen and Charlotte, were born in 1942 and 1944.

After the war, the family lived in Rapid City and Igloo, S.D., where Marian and Richard were born. They, then, moved to Wisconsin where they remained for the next 40 years. Glen worked on the railroad and Clara cooked in schools in the Colfax area until she retired in 1974.

In 1985, they were saddened by the death of their oldest daughter, Shareen. When Glen died two years later, Clara moved to Hettinger to be near her many relatives and friends. With the aid of the sisters, Yvonne Hendricks and Dorothy Beld, she lived there until she was 90 years old. The last year and a half of her life she was in Elko in the Highland Manor Nursing Home under the watchful eye of her daughter, Charlotte Polise.

Clara was known for her passion for crocheting, which she began at 15 years old. She continued to make beautiful fancy work for the next 75 years. She made quilts and afghans for her three grandsons, Sam Setter and Jason and Eric Polise, as well as many relatives and friends.

She enjoyed the company of the women in the Sidney Friendship Club, the Grand River Friendship Club, and Women Alone. She was a volunteer worker at the Clothes Closet.

Clara is survived by a son, Richard Shong and his wife, Sarah, and two daughters, Marian Setter and Charlotte and husband, Mike Polise. She had three grandsons, Sam Setter and Jason and Erick Polise. In addition, her brothers, Arlo Nash and wife, Phyllis, and James Nash and his wife, Nan, and sisters, Thelma Drole, Flora Ellingson, Dorothy Beld and Yonne Hendricks survive Clara. She was blessed with the love and attention of many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews living in the Herringer area.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen; a daughter, Shareen; and four brothers, Ervin, Lloyd, Ernie and Claude Nash.

Local arrangements are being held by Sampson-Kastner Funeral & Cremation Services in Colfax.

Dorothy M. Weiss

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 12, 2005, A6

Dorothy M. Weiss, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie just before her 91st birthday.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery, town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

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Dennis Ray Brown

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Dennis Ray Brown, age 48, of Colfax, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Dunn County due to a logging accident.

He was born Aug. 20, 1956, in Eau Claire to Charles and Eva (Jenson) Brown. He married Debbie Hebert on June 5, 1976, in Bloomer.
Dennis owned and operated his own logging company since 1988. He was a dedicated hard worker who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a man of all trades, and wasn't afraid to try anything once.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie of Colfax; children, Bill (Rebecca) of Appleton, Jim (fiancee Jeanette), and Jackie Brown, all of Colfax; a grandson, Wyatt Ray; siblings, Douglas (Laura), Jean (Arthur) Nabbefeld, Diane (Dennis) Schindler, Richard (Karen), Tim (Denise), and Donald (Marcia); special niece, Patty Berg; great-nephew, Josh Link; brothers-in-law, Steve (Pam) Hebert and Scott Hebert; sisters-in-law, Sandy Bannister, Sue (Bernie) Stauner, Linda Hamilton and Kathi (Tom) Wolf; numerous other nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Chad T. Brown; niece, Jennifer Brown; sister, Barbara; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mud (Barb) Hebert.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the Barum Lutheran Church, Elk Mound, with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Interment will be in the Barum Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Lester C. Schleusner

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Lester C. Schleusner, age 82, of Ridgeland, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born March 8, 1922, to Walter and Anna (Kaiser) Schleusner in the town of Wilson, Dunn County, where he was raised and attended school. On Nov. 4, 1944, he was married to Millie Schlough in the town of Prairie Farm and they farmed in the town of Wilson until retiring.

Lester always wore a smile and had a whistle upon his lips. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working with horses.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Jacklyn (Schleusner) McWithey, and three brothers-in-law, Edwin Kottke, Walter Kaiser and Leo Schlough.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Schleusner of Ridgeland; a son, Larry (Linda) Schleusner of Colfax; a daughter, Linda (Jerry) Fellenz of Chippewa Falls; four grandchildren, Shari (Jon) Wendlend, Ryan (Kathy) Bechard, Craig (Brenda) Schleusner and Missy (Lance) Bale; six great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan Schleusner, Jace and Jeron Bale, and Serena and Lucas Bechard; a brother, Raymond (Elsie) Schleusner of Ridgeland; a sister, Evelyn Kottke of Dallas; a brother-in-law, Virgil (Joann) Schlough of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Robert) Flanagan of Ridgeland and Joan Kaiser of Boyceville; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2004, from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Prairie Farm with the Rev. LaVern Holz officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Carl A. Link, Sr.

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Carl A. Link Sr., age 91, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at home with hospice.

He was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Menomonie to Charles and Emma (Tischman) Link. He was raised in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County. Carl was a resident of the great state of Wisconsin for all the years of his life.

Carl married Erma Malhus on Dec. 10, 1935, in Menomonie. She preceded him in death on June 5, 1993. He worked at Parker Pen in Menomonie and farmed for many years. He was constable of Elmwood for several years, worked at Presto Industries, and ran Link's Gun Sport Shop for more than 30 years. Carl was also part of the Farmers' Market for 20 years.

Carl was a member of St. John's Cemetery Board for many years and was a member and president of the Menomonie Archery Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and telling a good story. He was a great sportsman and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

Carl is survived by his son, Carl (Sharon) Link Jr. of Danbury; five grandchildren, Steve (Rita) Link of East Farmington, Kevin (Brenda) Link of Frederic, Dan (Jessica) Link of East Farmington, Jeff (Jamie) Link, and Tammy Link; several great-grandchildren; his dear friend, Della; his dog, Lacy; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Erma; two sons, Terry and Ronald; one brother, Leonard; and two sisters, Ada Fregine and Lorraine Evenson.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in the town of Menomonie.

Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

DiAnn C. Cronin

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

DiAnn C. Cronin, age 62, of Eau Claire, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at her home.

DiAnn was born on July 23, 1942, in Ladysmith to Lawrence and Elvera (Quiring) Vasseur. She married Dalyn Cronin on Nov. 4, 1960, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bloomer.

DiAnn is survived by three daughters, Kelly (Kevin) Zwiefelhofer, Julie (Paul) Riedel of Menomonie, and Holly (Jerry Zwiefelhofer) Hrdlicka of Bloomer; two brothers, Jan (Dorie) Vasseur of Cornell and Terry (Tessie) Vasseur of Hawthorne, Calif.; grandchildren, Alyson and Alex Zwiefelhofer, Justin LaValle, Aaron and Michael Riedel, and Bronson and Hannah Hrdlicka; and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband, Dalyn Cronin; brother, Larry Vasseur; and one son in infancy, Lawrence Connie Cronin.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bloomer with Pastor Robert Hannemann officiating. Burial was in the Bloomer City Cemetery.

Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Weiss

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Dorothy M. Weiss, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie just before her 91st birthday.

The former Dorothy Downing was born on Jan. 12, 1914, in the town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, the youngest daughter of Milton and Lillian (Carter) Downing. She was raised in rural Wheeler and graduated from Winter High School. Dorothy attended Normal School in Menomonie and taught in rural Dunn County elementary schools. She remembered the school day starting with filling the wood stove to heat the room and then heating student lunches on the stove.

Dorothy married Wayne Weiss, her husband for 63 years, on June 14, 1941, at the Methodist Church in the town of Louisville, Dunn County. Together, they farmed in Louisville until retiring to Menomonie in 1969.

Although Dorothy did not have any children, her nieces and nephews thought of her as a second mother.

Dorothy is survived by a sister, Violet Nooney of River Falls; two sisters-in-law, Sophie Weiss of Menomonie and Betty Harris of Elmwood; three nephews and four nieces, Patrick Nooney of Baldwin, John (Jacqueline) Phelan of Racine, Wayne (Tracee) Harris of Modesto, Calif., Sally (Mike) Schendel of Menomonie, Marie (Jim) Gauvin of Colfax, and Alice (Mike) Mickey and Mary (Gary) Rients, both of Bemidji, Minn.., two nieces-in-law, Virginia Phelan of Sister Bay and Carlene Harris of Menomonie; special friends, Gary and Helen Larson, Sandy Kluessendorf and Elise Nooney; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; a sister, Helen Phillips, two brothers-in-law, Gary Phillips and Thomas Nooney; and two nephews, James Phelan and John Harris.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Falls Cemetery, town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Phyllis Agnes Hanson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Phyllis Agnes Hanson, age 86, of Menomonie, formerly of Spring Valley, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center, Menomonie.

Phyllis was born Dec. 11, 1918, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Donnelly) Hanson in El Paso Township, Pierce County. Phyllis was the fifth of 10 children. She completed her education through the eighth grade. After school, Phyllis stayed home and took care of her mother for 10 years, which she was very proud of.

Phyllis lived in Spring Valley at the Chalet Apartments for many years. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley. She later moved to Elmwood and resided at the Elmwood Residence. While in Elmwood, she attended Sacred Heart Church with Father Becker. She was presently residing at the Dunn County Health Care Center where she enjoyed visiting and the many activities provided there. She loved needlework, embroidery and playing cards.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; brothers Sylvester, Martin, Eldon, infant brother Raymond, Vernon and Merlin; and sister Lou Hathaway.

Survivors include: one sister Eileen Habig of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Phyllis were Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Fr. Varkey Velickakathu officiated the service. Music was provided by organist Ellen Rominski and the Sacred Heart Choir. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, El Paso Township.

Pallbearers were Richard Hanson, Robert Hanson, Jack Schellin, Paul Bunting, Aaron Whitlatch and Steven Hanson.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Dolores J. Schultz

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 16, 2005, A6

Dolores J. Schultz, age 63, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at her daughter's home after a two-year battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Interment of the cremains will be in the Sherman Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Local arrangements by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 19, 2005, A6  
Neva I. Webb

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 23, 2005, A6

Neva I. Webb, age 89, of Elmwood, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Neva was born March 25, 1915, near Woodville in St. Croix County, the daughter of Sigaurd and Anna Himo. Neva received her elementary and high school education in Woodville, graduating from high school in 1923. She worked at her parents' business until she married Gerald Webb. After marriage, they moved to the Hatchville area where they farmed until Gerald's death. After her husband's death, Neva purchased a condominium in Menomonie, where she resided until becoming a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood in 2000.

Neva was a former member of the Spring Valley Masonic Lodge. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elmwood. Neva enjoyed traveling. She made several trips to Hawaii and Europe. Her most memorable trip was a cruise to the Panama Canal. She will be sadly missed by her niece and grandniece as well as a host of friends.

Neva is survived by a niece, Shirley (Ralph) Kleinhans of Fond du Lac; a grandniece, Shelly (Jim) Binner of Oshkosh; a great-great-niece and nephew; and other relatives and friends.

Her parents, her husband, Gerald, and a sister, Effie Schlumpf, precede her in death.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Charles DeMaris officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Woodville.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Elmwood served the family.

Galen C. Whinnery

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 23, 2005, A6

Galen C. Whinnery, age 82, was born Sept. 1, 1922, to Everett and Mabel Whinnery in Eau Galle.

He married E. Elaine Warner on Oct. 16, 1943.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Whinnery.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Ronald (Marlene) Whinnery of Victoria, Minn.; two grandchildren, Laura (Brian) Gilson and Brad (Heather) Whinnery; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Gilson and Maverick Gilson.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Forest United Methodist Church in Forest. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Twin Cities Cremation (651-645-1233).

Lorene L. Vedder

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 23, 2005, A6

Lorene L. Vedder, age 89, formerly of Marshfield, and mother of Dr. Lorene Vedder of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Marshfield at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005.
Local arrangement are being handled by Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Gladys (Radke) Chase

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 26, 2005, A6

Gladys (Radke) Chase, age 91, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Westview Care Center in Indianola, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at the Indianola Regular Baptist Church of which she was a member. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Chase was born in Menomonie to Robert and Emma Keck and had lived in Platteville before moving to Indianola in 1964. She was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping, crafts, sewing, crocheting, family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Radke in 1981 and Allan Chase in 1994; grandchildren, Jeffrey Schoen and Kim Ballard; and brothers, Earl, Alvin and Ralph Keck.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Al) Schoen, and son, Larry (Jane) Radke, both of Indianola; two sisters, Leona Buss of Menomonie and Helen Cook of Elmwood; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Gerald F. Haffelder

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 26, 2005, A6

Gerald F. Haffelder, age 86, of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at his daughter's home surrounded by his family under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

He was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Menomonie to Lydia (Baker) and Fred Haffelder. He grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1936 from Menomonie High School.
He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II from June 6, 1941, until Oct. 20, 1945. After being honorably discharged, he became a police officer in Menomonie. He married Ruby Eighmy on Dec. 23, 1943, in Menomonie. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2003.

In 1951, he moved to Jefferson where he was employed at Friskies Dog Food. From there, he was a self-employed tavern and restaurant owner. In 1975, he moved to Jim Falls where he owned and operated the Windmill Resort. He retired in 1982 while living in Colfax. He moved to Chippewa Falls in 1989. He was currently living at Our House Memory Care Center in Chippewa Falls.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Eugene) Welter of Fort Atkinson and Debrah (Michael) Schemenauer of Chippewa Falls; a son, David (Lianne) Haffelder of Jefferson; a sister, Frances Schutts of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Dorian (Andrea) Haffelder of Fort Atkinson, Tony (Michelle) Haffelder and Rob (Deanna) Welter, both of Jefferson, Gina (Dan) Courtier of Fort Atkinson, and Eric and Lindsey Schemenauer, both of Chippewa Falls; and seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Andrew, Caleb, Dylan and Claire Haffelder, Alec Courtier and Marhysa Welter.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and two sisters, Mary Ellen McCulloch and Marjorie Bushendorf.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Central Lutheran Church, 28 East Columbia St., Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Mike Wollman officiating. The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council conducted military honors after the service at the church. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls served the family.

Marlene C. Loida

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 26, 2005, A6

Marlene C. Loida, age 71, of Connorsville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.

Marlene was born June 14, 1933, in St. Paul, Minn., to Arthur and Betty (Dunbar) Dezeller. She graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul. Marlene married Leroy J. Loida on Jan. 31, 1953, in Stillwater, Minn.
She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville where she was active in the Quilting Guild. She was an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables. Marlene enjoyed camping and fishing on Yellow Lake.

Marlene is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Bonny Wiess; and a brother, Arthur "Sonny" Dunbar.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Leroy J. Loida Sr. of Downing; six children, Pat Roettger of Downing, Lorri Loida and friend Tom Traxler of Boyceville, Leroy Loida Jr. of Boyceville, Brenda (Ronald) Edgemon of Downing, Brian (Kristen) Loida of Downing, and Theresa (Marty) Hughes of Boyceville; 12 grandchildren, James and Mark Letourneau, Christina Moore, Matthew Wiess, Brian and Jessica Roettger, Victoria Loida, Ronnie Edgemon, Brian Loida Jr., Bethany Loida, and Corey and Kaylee Hughes; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandy Borendale of Hugo, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2005, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville with Father Jerry Hoeser as celebrant. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Local arrangements by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Lois H. Larson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 26, 2005, A6

Lois H. Larson, age 85, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Lois was born on Aug. 4, 1919, to Frank and Myrtle (Karnes) Behling in the town of Menomonie. She was raised near the Weston area and attended Starkey Grade School and Menomonie High School. Lois was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
She had worked for various restaurants in the Menomonie area and later at Sanna Dairies until her retirement in 1985. Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening and fishing.

Lois is survived by two daughters, Joyce Larson of Menomonie, Joan (Richard) Wyss of Destin, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Michael Neubauer of Menomonie, Kurt Neubauer of Wilson, Jean Lehman of Boyceville, Robert (Kelly) Wyss of Knapp, Katherine (Jack) Elliott of Atlanta, Ga., Laura (Brian) Bergman of Atlanta, Ga., Sarah (Brian) Hockman of Atlanta, Ga., and Tammie Wyss (fianc/ Cory Amundson) of Menomonie; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Shafer of Pontiac, Mich., and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roy Behling; a sister, Sylvia Thompson; and a grandson, Chuck Neubauer.

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial is in Irvine Creek Cemetery, Township of Menomonie.

Family and friends are welcome from 4-8 p.m., on Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 12:30 p.m., until time of services on Friday at the church.

Orville L. Olson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan 30, 2005, A6

Orville Leonard Olson, age 81, of Rice Lake, formerly of Menomonie, died Wed., Jan. 26, 2005, at the Barron Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in New Richmond to Leonard and Helen (Brott) Olson. Orville married Lucille Newberg, his wife of 62 years, on Aug. 16, 1942, at Birchwood.

He attended Birchwood School and entered military service in April 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1965. He was subsequently employed as shipping and receiving supervisor at Sandy Lee Manufacturing in Menomonie until 1985 when he retired.

Orville is survived by: his wife, Lucille of Rice Lake; two daughters, Barbara Styer of Waukesha and Grace (Ron) Buss of Menomonie; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rev. Lyle Olson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon., Jan. 31, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, town of Menomonie, with Military Honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Family and friends are welcome from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church on Monday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the arrangements.

Renz Blythe Zuerlein

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan 30, 2005, A6

Renz Blythe Zuerlein, age 96, of Menomonie, formerly of Lincoln, Neb., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005. She was born Oct. 24, 1908, in Alabam, Ark., to U.S. and Amanda (Walden) Marshall. She was a homemaker and active as a L.A.R.C. volunteer.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-laws, Vance and Monica Zuerlein of Lincoln, John and Lyla Zuerlein of Menomonie, and Roger and Beverly Zuerlein of San Diego, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gilbert "Buss"; a son, David; and two sisters, Virgie and Cecile.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., Lincoln, Neb., with the Rev. William G. Hance officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. There was no visitation. Pallbearers were Scott, Mike, Clay and Todd Zuerlein, Scott Hudechek, and Rory and Nick Zuerlein.

Memorials: A.R.C. of Lincoln, Suite 5, 1101 Arapahoe, Lincoln, NE 68502; or American Lutheran Home, 915 E. Elm, Menomonie, WI 54751.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Irene L. Mayfield

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan 30, 2005, A6

Irene L. Mayfield, age 93, of Stockton, Calif., passed away in a Lodi hospital on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1911, in Menomonie and came to Southern California during World War II. She then moved to Sacramento in 1970 and retired from Sears as a bookkeeper after 30 years. After retirement in the early 1980s, she moved to Paradise, Calif., before coming to Lodi in 1999 and Stockton in 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Charene (Dean) Morris of Stockton and Shannon Greenly of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Melodye, Mandie, Michael and Mark; two great-grandchildren, Mikaela and Daniel; and a sister, Lorraine Petersen of Phoenix, Ariz.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Morris Chapel on the campus of The University of the Pacific. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the family plot in Menomonie.

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Weiss

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan 30, 2005, A6

Dorothy M. Weiss, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie just before her 91st birthday.

Memorial services are Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery, town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Visitation begins one hour prior to the service.

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