Dunn County, WI Obituaries
January 2006

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
January 1, 2006 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Richard J. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

Richard J. Johnson, age 63, of Oshkosh, died on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, in Minneapolis, Minn. Richard was born in Menomonie on Nov. 26, 1942, the son of Philip and Carol Servick Johnson. He married Marsha Hamilton on Jan. 2, 1965, in Rantoul, Ill.

Dick taught industrial arts at Perry Tipler Middle School and Oshkosh West High School. He was a teacher in Oshkosh for 37 years. Dick also coached track and soccer. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church where he served on council, sang in the choir and was involved in the Men's Club.

During his summers, he taught driver's education to many students, with much appreciation from parents. In addition, while his sons were growing up, he was an active Boy Scout leader. He loved woodworking, fishing, playing cards and being with friends and family. What delighted him the most was spending time with his family and cherished grandchildren.

Survivors include his best friend and wife of 41 years, Marsha; sons, James (Kris) of Chanhassen, Minn., Jay (Jenny) of Oshkosh; grandchildren, Adam, Emily and Ian of Chanhassen, Minn.; brother, Robert (Carol) Johnson of Janesville; sister, Anne (Monte) Johnson of Weed, Calif.; mother-in-law, Betty Michaels of Oshkosh; his constant companion, Daisy, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Carol Johnson and one sister, Alice Conlon.

A memorial service will be on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2580 W Ninth Ave, Oshkosh. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund in Dick's name.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes and Crematory in Oshkosh is handling arrangements.

Phillip A. Gugel

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A11

Phillip A. Gugel, age 62, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in St. Paul, Minn.

He was born July 12, 1943 in Menomonie.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Christ Lutheran Church, 105 W. University Ave., St. Paul.

Stanley “Lefty” Goluska

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

Stanley “Lefty” Goluska, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center surrounded by family.

A private graveside service was held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, N.M.

The Goluskas moved to Menomonie in 1998 from Lansing, Ill. While in Menomonie, they enjoyed their yard, fields and Ludington Guard Band concerts.

Lefty, as he was known to friends, worked at the Amoco Oil Refinery in Whiting, Ind., for 42 years. Musky fishing and pheasant hunting were Lefty's favorite pastimes. He enjoyed playing with his Brittany Spaniel, Brittt, and was known to sneak food to him at the table.

Stanley served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He flew convoy escort duty and was stationed in Brazil.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jon and Mary Goluska; a sister, Rose Goluska; and a son-in-law, Theodor Hoener.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lenora Keilman Goluska; his daughter, Shirley Hoener of Menom-onie; a son, Stanley Goluska II and his wife, Deborah Worrell Goluska of Roswell; and a grandson, Steven Goluska, his wife, Naomi, and their children, Dante and Sarah.

Russell S. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

Russell S. Johnson, age 74, of Menomonie, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

He was born July 11, 1931, in Geneva, Ill., to Gilbert and Agnes (Anderson) Johnson and was raised in the Fox Valley area. He graduated in 1949 from East Aurora High School.

Russell served from 1951 to 1954 in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Shirley St. Clair on April 12, 1958, in Aurora, Ill.

Russell worked for Illinois Bell before moving to Wisconsin Rapids and working for Wood County Telephone. He worked for the two telephone companies for more than 30 years. He was also lay pastor at Monroe Center Church in Monroe Center for 30 years. Russell and his wife have lived in the Menomonie area the last seven years.

Russell enjoyed woodworking, reading and Bible studies.

Russell is survived by his mother, Agnes Johnson of Aurora; his wife, Shirley Johnson of Menomonie; his children, Kari (Tom) Stephens of Blaine, Minn., Sue Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Paul (Tammy) Johnson of Staples, Minn.; his grandchildren, Dan, Jon, Ben and Claire Stephens and Sydnie and Jonah Johnson; a sister, Edyth Rhinehart of Reedsburg; a brother, Howard G. Johnson of Hinkley, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Pat Johnson of Aurora and Evelyn Lawrence of Big Rock, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Johnson; a brother, James Johnson; and a sister, Betty Peterson.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Healy's Chapel in Aurora. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Oswego Township, Kendall County, Illinois.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at Healy's Chapel.

Thomas H. King

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A11

Thomas H. King, age 57, of Knapp, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery, town of Cady. St. Croix County.

Inger H. Owens

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6 & a11

Inger H. Owens, age 87, of Eau Claire died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Inger Helena Brensdal was born June 14, 1918, in Dunn County one of triplets born to Hans and Hannah (Kjetland) Brensdal. She attended Forest Center Grade School, Dunn County Aggie and Dunn County Normal School. She later earned her master's degree in teaching at UW-Eau Claire. Her first teaching position after graduating from Normal School was at Birthman School. She later taught at Forest Center and Wauneka schools.

Inger married George H. Owens May 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Ill. When they returned from Illinois, they cam back to Spring Brook where for a time they operated the Fall City Store.

In 1956, they moved to Eau Claire where they resided the rest of their life. Inger worked at Midelfort Clinic until she retired.

Inger and George enjoyed camping for many years and spent several winters in Harlingen, Texas, after they retired, which they enjoyed immensely.

Inger and George were members of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. After her husband's death in 1991, Inger lived with her daughter Peggy and husband Daniel Holm. Peggy has been Inger's special caregiver, 24/7 these last three years.

Inger is survived by two daughters, Peggy Holm of Eau Claire and JoAnne (Rodney) Gunn of Chippewa Falls; four grandchildren, Mark Grorud, Jody Griffith, Mandy Pohl and Jakki Whittwer; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ole (Zilpha) Brensdal of Oregon; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1991; her grandson, Martin Grorud, in 2002; her son-in-law, Daniel Holm, also in 2002; a sister, Tyra Douglas; a brother, Curtis Brensdal; and an infant triplet brother, Arnold.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire with Pastor Paul Oppedahl officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Gardens in the Town of Washington, Eau Claire County. Family and friends are welcome at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

MaryAnn V. Pease

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

MaryAnn V. Pease, age 61, of Downsville, died at home on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, in the arms of her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

The former MaryAnn Viola Bignell was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Durand to Sherman and Ann (Kralewski) Bignell. She lived in Porcupine on the family farm with all of her brothers and sisters. She later moved with her sister, Marie Schutts, to Hastings, Minn., where they lived and worked before returning to the Menomonie area. She met Richard Pease and they were married on June 19, 1965, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They lived in several towns in Dunn County and have resided in Downsville for the last 30 years.

MaryAnn worked several jobs throughout the years, and spent the last 18 years working at 3M in Menomonie. She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. She loved to play cards and visit with family and friends. She also spent as much time as she could with her grandchildren, playing baseball and kickball and taking them to the park. She adored her grandchildren.

MaryAnn made many friends in her community from working at T.J.'s Inn in Downsville and at Weston in Weston. She was an amazing lady, full of love and joy. She has touched many hearts throughout her lifetime. She will be sadly missed by all whose life she touched.

MaryAnn is survived by her daughter, Doreen (Joel) Trainor of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Justin and Kara Trainor of Menomonie; her mother, Ann Bignell of Hastings; brothers and sisters, Marie Schutts and Bob of Menomonie, Wallace (Mary) Bignell of Siren, Wayne (Karen) Bignell of Menom-onie, Nancy Thompson of Altoona, Bernice (Rick) Clark of Arkansaw, Richard (Del) Bignell of Pepin, Sherman (Meisha) Bignell of Arkansaw, Edwin (Donna) Bignell of Welch, Minn., Shari (Greg) Leisgang of La Crosse, Kevin (Pat) Bignell of Pepin, Bryan (Dianna) Bignell of Farmington, Minn., Jane Woodbeck and Tony of Pepin, and Jean (Larry) Fauske of Hastings; many, many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sherman Bignell; two brothers, Ronald and Lyman Bignell; a sister, Ilene Bignell; her son, Gary Pease; and husband, Richard Pease.

Funeral servces were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Jack D. Weber

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, Jack D. Weber, 3236 Timberwolf Ave., High Point, N.C., checked out of “hotel” Earth. He will join all the other “old” rock ‘n rollers in heaven after fighting a courageous battle with melanoma.

Jack was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Menomonie to Lyle and Janet (Cartwright) Weber. He graduated in 1960 from Menomonie High School and continued his education at the Eau Claire Vocational School in 1962.
Jack worked at the Eau Claire Uniroyal plant from 1969 until 1991. He also owned rental property in Eau Claire. Jack was very proud to say that he was able to retire at the age of 48.

Jack married his wife, Judith (Hintzman) on Oct. 19, 1963. They had 42 wonderful years together.

Jack is survived by his wife, Judith of High Point; his adoring cat, Teddy; two brothers, Dick (Patti) Weber of High Point and Paul (Judith) Weber of Madison; four nephews, Kevin Weber of High Point, Stephen Weber of San Francisco, Calif., Kurt Weber of Minneapolis, Minn., and Gregg Weber of Milwaukee; his aunts, Clarice Haesly of Menomonie and Donna Spagnoletti of Elk Mound; his uncles, Marvin (Charlotte) Cartwright of Elk Mound and Gene (Anita) Cartwright of Chippewa Falls; and many cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Jack loved to travel, especially to the Rocky Mountains, and trout fishing in Wyoming and Montana. He loved to hunt and fish and listening to old rock and roll music. He was a trivia master for his music. Jack also liked to fly airplanes and ride his Cushman scooter. Jack will be sadly missed by his wife and brothers. He was a wonderful and funny man.

He requested that there not be a formal memorial service. A gathering was held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, from 6 until 9 p.m. at his home, 3236 Timberwolf Ave., for close friends and family.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Plowden and his nurse, Dee, for all the care shown to him, and thank you to the nurses and staff at the High Point Regional Hospital Cancer Center.

Online condolences can be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Lottie Rose Weier

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A6

Lottie Rose Weier, age 97, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Lottie was born Nov. 15, 1908, in the Cedar Falls area of Dunn County to Ralph and Elnora (Wing) Karnes. Lottie grew up in Cedar Falls and married Fred Weier on Oct. 23, 1926, in Stillwater, Minn.

After marriage, they farmed in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, until 1969. They retired in 1969 and moved to Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life. Her husband, Fred, died in 1992. She resided the last three years at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Lottie was a lifelong active member of Peace Lutheran Church. She was also an active member of homemaker clubs.

Lottie is survived by four sons, Gerald (Betty) and Dale, both of Menomonie, Mike (Joan) of Elk River, Minn., and Fred (Dianne) of Strum; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Vehrs and Eunice Metling, both of Menomonie; and a half sister, Nancy Clouse of Racine.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three triplet sons in infancy, one brother, and three sisters.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Falls Cemetery.

Rhiel's Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family.

Myrtis L. Whydotski

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 1, 2006, A11

Myrtis L. Whydotski, 85, of Menomonie, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family. A full obituary will follow.

Rex Stockman

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 4, 2006, A6

Rex Stockman, age 83, of Wilson, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at his home in Cady Township.

Rex was born May 7, 1922, in Marshfield, the son of Harry and Martha (Stengl) Stockman. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
Rex attended the Wildwood Country School and Spring Valley High School. He was a member of the Spring Valley High School class of 1940. After school, Rex entered the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II. After his service, Rex returned to the Spring Valley area.

On Jan. 21, 1945, Rex married Wilma Jacobson at the Wilson Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three children: Wayne, Kristy and Merry. Wilma died in 1975.

On May 28, 1976, Rex married Corrine Davis. They were married at Osseo.

Rex worked for his parents at the general store they owned in Spring Valley. Rex eventually took over the business which became known as “Rex's V Store.” After selling the store in 1976, Rex became interested in horses and raised and sold Arabians. He built a horse barn in Cady Township which he later turned into Stockman Farm Supply. His business grew and Rex added a store in 1994 in Osseo.

Rex drove school bus for a few years and had been a member of the Spring Valley Lions. He loved nature and was a protector of the animals. His ponds and trees provided sanctuary for the deer, birds and other wildlife.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Wilma, and a sister, Irma Gregnon.

Survivors include his wife, Corrine of Wilson; a son, Wayne (Karen) Stockman of Spring Valley; two daughters, Kristy LaCroix of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Merry (Dick) Schoenke of Wilson; four grandchildren, Willy (Eron) Stockman of Leavenworth, Wash., Katherin Stockman of Madison, Alex LaCroix of Scottsdale, and Zach Lamb of Wilson; four stepchildren, Dan (Jackie) Davis of Knapp, Dorinda (Warren) Helgeson of Hammond, Dean (Tracy) Davis of Knapp, and Dayna (Kevin) Grant of Glenwood City; 11 stepgrandchildren, Ian Schoenke, Lauren Schoenke, Bryce Schoenke, Shawna Davis, Eric (Angie) Davis, Trevor (Tara) Davis, Corrynn Davis, Patrick Davis, Katie (Joel) Long, Ryan Helgeson, and Polly (Andrew) Carlson; other relatives and friends; and his special companions, his cats, Felix and Diamond, and his collie, Bray.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Christine Schneewind officiating. Nancy Wellington will serve as organist and John Terkelsen, vocalist. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Honorary bearers were Rex's grandchildren - Willy Stockman, Katherin Stockman, Alex LaCroix and Zach Lamb.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley is handling arrangements.

Violet K. Nooney

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 4, 2006, A6

Violet K. Nooney, age 96, formerly of Wheeler and Menomonie, died Jan.  3, 2006, at the Kinnic Long Term Care Facility in River Falls.

Services are 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 pm Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Wyla A. Vasey

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

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Wyla A. Vasey, age 85, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Tandem Health Care Center of St. Petersburg, Seminole, Fla. She was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Redfield, S.D., to Wylie and Mary Brown.

Wyla married Charles K. Vasey on Oct. 15, 1939, at Knapp, where they farmed for a number of years. In 1952, they moved to Menomonie. operating the Anchor Cafe. Wyla graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she earned bachelor and master degrees, and taught home economics at Menomonie High School. In 1990, they retired permanently to Florida after many years of wintering in the south and returning to their home on Lake Menomin every spring.

Memberships included Beta Sigma Phi and Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities. She was a member of the Methodist Church, serving as choral director for many years. She was a talented musician, singing at numerous weddings and funerals in the Dunn County community.

She especially enjoyed interior decorating, planting and maintaining lovely floral gardens, and spending time with her beloved cats.

Survivors include one son, William (Karen) of Cicero, Ind.; one daughter, Susan (Michael) Miller of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren, Christa (Dustin) Halvorson-Strand of Chula Vista, Calif., Bob Costin of Crystal Lake, Ill., Laura Costin of Fishers, Ind., Rochelle (Glen) Heaston of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kaye (Scott) Stark of Carmel, Ind.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Charles, in 2001.

Following cremation, her ashes will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie following a memorial service for both Wyla and Charles Vasey , which will be announced at a later date.

The family would appreciate any donations be made to the SPCA or Humane Society.

Frances I. Christopherson

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

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Frances I. Christopherson, age 92, of the town of Elk Mound, Dunn County, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at the Syverson Lutheran Home.

She was born June 19, 1913, in Ivanhoe Township, Renville County, North Dakota, the daughter of Myron P. and Ida (Gjerness) Johnson.
She graduated from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing in Minot, N.D., in 1935. Frances worked as a public health nurse for Dunn County. In her neighborhood in Elk Mound Township she was known as the on-call nurse, attending births and sitting with the dying, and everything imaginable in between.

Frances married Loyd W. Christopherson in Seattle, Wash., on June 1, 1940.

She was a volunteer for many years with the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross, from whom she received recognition for 65 years of volunteer service.

Frances is survived by her daughter, Sally (Robert) Zimmerman of Minnetonka, Minn.; a stepson, Alan Christopherson of the town of Elk Mound; two grandsons, Todd Zimmerman of Madison and Ethan Zimmerman of Burnsville, Minn.; a sister, Mae Vansickel of Parkville, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd in 1972; a brother, Myron Johnson Jr.; and two sisters, Neoma McKenzie and Marion Smith.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home with Pastor Robert L. Koepp officiating. Burial was in Barum Cemetery, town of Elk Mound.

Family requests memorials be directed to the American Red Cross, 218 N. Barstow, Eau Claire, WI 54703, the American Cancer Society, 2427 N. Hillcrest Pkwy, Suite #7, Altoona, WI 54720-2589, or to the donor's choice. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Helen Rose Knopps

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

Helen Rose Knopps, age 91, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Helen was born July 7, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of William and Ageline (McMakin) Knopps. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School for six years and she also attended the Hudson Road School.

Her mother died when Helen was five years old. She quit school to help out on the farm. After the death of her father, Helen lived with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss from 1958 to 1973. Helen then lived with Chester and Lucille Morgan from 1973 until 1996 when she became a resident at the Dunn County Health Care Center, where she remained the rest of her life.

Helen is survived by several friends who reside at the Dunn County Health Care Center, along with caregivers who work there.

Her parents, a brother, Jimmie, and a sister, Florence, precede her in death.

Graveside services are at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Violet K. Nooney

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

Violet K. Nooney, age 96, of River Falls, formerly of Wheeler, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Kinnic Long Term Care Facility in River Falls.

She was born May 14, 1909, in the town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, the eldest of three daughters of Milton and Lillian (Carter) Downing.
She was raised in rural Wheeler and graduated from high school in Winter, where she lived with her grandparents while attending school. Violet attended Dunn County Normal School in Menomonie and taught in several rural Dunn County elementary schools, including Little Otter Creek and Misselt.

She remembered the school day starting with filling the wood stove to heat the room and then heating student lunches on the stove. Violet mourned the loss of her former students as they preceded her in death, and no matter their age, still fondly remembered them as her students.

Violet married Thomas “John” Nooney, her husband for 30 years, on Nov. 9, 1940. Violet assisted John in his operation of the Wheeler Oil Co. until his death in 1970. Violet's hobbies were gardening and knitting and she excelled in both, producing beautiful gladiolas and knitting many exquisite afghans.

Violet moved to Tantara Apartments in Menomonie in 1977 and lived there for 22 years before moving to the Kinnic Long Term Care Facility in River Falls in 2000. Violet's son and daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter filled her life with joy and sustained her in her long fruitful life.

Violet is survived by her son, Patrick Nooney of Baldwin; three granddaughters, Anne and Kathryn Nooney and Emily (Steve) McMahon, all of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandsons, Michael Nooney of Snowmass, Colo., and Marcus Nooney of Hager City; a great-granddaughter, Piper of Hager City; and Elise Nooney of River Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; a sister, Helen (Guy) Phillips, a sister, Dorothy (Wayne) Weiss; a grandson, John Nooney; and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Nooney and Helen Nooney.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Private burial will be in the spring.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Bartel J. Sanna

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

Bartel J. Sanna, of Madison, died quietly and with grace Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2006, at the age of 93.

Married for 62 years and widowed for four, he led a long life as a husband, father, and business innovator.

Bart was born of Italian-immigrant parents in 1913, and grew up amidst the culture of his father's dairy business. In the depth of the depression, in 1935, he left the University of Minnesota to join his father, Anthony, and Bart's brother, Leon, to start a new business, Sanna Dairies. In 1939, he met a beautiful young woman named Louise Willard, and in May of the following year they were married.

In 1946, the Sanna family business expanded to a newly-purchased facility in Menomonie, and Bartel, Louise, and their two children moved to a fine house on a hill. In 1961, the family moved to Madison, where Sanna Dairies' headquarters was located. Bartel went into mid-life retirement in 1968, when Sanna Dairies was sold to Beatrice Foods.

Stubbornly independent, he said that he never had a boss in his life, and wasn't about to start now. Retirement didn't last long, however, and on his 60th birthday he founded his second business, SACO Foods. In 1975, Ramon and Anthony left their careers to join SACO Foods, once again putting “family” back into their father's business, and, in a way, paying homage to what their father and his father had done 40 years earlier.

In 2003, Carol, who had been living in the West, returned to Madison to provide comfort and care for her father. In 1991, Bart's wife, Louise, began a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. In 1994, she moved to the care of Midleton Village Nursing Center, where she lived until her death in 2002. Throughout the eight years of her residency, Bart visited Louise three times a day, every day, and was a truly caring and supportive companion.

Bart was active and mobile up to his last few years, and still went to the office every morning until he was 89. In his last two years, he was in the exceptional care of the staff at Coventry Village, Sebring Unit, where he remained until his death.

Bartel is survived by his three children, Carol Sanna, Ramon (Jeanne) Sanna and Anthony (Stephanie) Sanna; his six grandchildren, Deborah (Todd) Bargman, Jennifer (Chris) Godfrey, Andrew (Charline) Sanna, Kyle Sanna, Maija Sanna and Gabriel Sanna; his four great-grandchildren, Nathan and Anna Bargman and Tyler and Zachary Godfrey; a sister, Jeannette Eissfeldt; and two brothers, Chuck {Peggy) Sanna and Tony (Kena) Sanna.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, and his brother, Leon Sanna.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent St., Madison, with the Rev. Patrick Raymond officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Coventry/Sebring Assisted Care or Hospice Care would be most gratefully appreciated. Donations can be sent to Sebring Assisted Care, 7710 Brookline Drive, Madison, WI 53719, or to Hospice Care, 5395 Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Donations to Hospice Care can also be made online at www.hospicecareinc.com.

Merlyn J. Styer

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 8, 2006, A6

Merlyn J. Styer, age 81, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Our House Assisted Living in Menomonie.

Merlyn was born May 12, 1924, in Menomonie, the son of Leonard and Mathilda (Bates) Styer. He grew up on the family farm west of Irvington and worked on the family farm with his parents until 1960 when they moved to Menomonie.

Merlyn worked as a manager of the State Theater in Menomonie for 27 years until he retired. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and was able to see a game at the new Mikker Park Stadium. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Merlyn is survived by a sister, Betty Frank of Menomonie; a brother, Bernard Styer of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

His parents precede him in death.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Gail D. Berglin

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 11, 2006, A6

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Gail D. Berglin, age 76, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Gail D. Amundsen was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Downing to Clarence and Viola (Hoitomt) Amundsen. Following graduation from Glenwood City High School, she attended business college in the Twin Cities.

Gail was employed as a bookkeeper at various places in the cities, and later in Boyceville.

She married Maynard “Bergie” Berglin on June 4, 1955, in a double ring ceremony with good friends, Barb and Fred Burrow. Gail and Bergie moved to Boyceville in 1962 where she worked for Hedlund Manufacturing Co. and Kadinger's Auto Salvage.

Gail and Bergie were active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, where Gail served as financial secretary for eight years prior to her retirement in the summer of 2005.

Gail is survived by her two stepsons, Gary (Dee) Berglin and their sons, Brady (Theresa) and Ryan, and Glenn and his daughters, Krystal and Amanda, and their children; her two sisters, Elaine (Richard) Berg and sons, Mike (Missy) Berg and their children, Joe (Ellen) Berg and their children, Helen (Nick) Riggio, children, Kevin (Susan) Olson and Amy Wong and children, stepsons, Nick and Anthony and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard, stepson, Gregg, and grandson, Christopher.

Gail had a sunny disposition and was such a sweet person. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Brad Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in the town of Tiffany, Dunn County.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Donna M. Kizer

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 11, 2006, A6

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Donna M. Kizer, age 76, of Menomonie, lost her fight with melanoma and died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at her home with hospice, surrounded by her family.

Donna was born on Aug. 22, 1929, in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Frank “Bud” and Ruby (Dow) Cranston. She graduated from Elmwood High School. She married Eugene Kizer on Dec. 13, 1947, in Eau Claire, and they lived in Menomonie for the next 58 years.

She retired in 1992 from the Dunn County Health Care Center; prior to that she had been a cashier at Lammer's Super Market for 20 years. She also worked at Don's Super Valu, Parker Pen and Sanna Dairies.

Donna was a member of the United Methodist Church for 55 years. She was active in the Joy Circle at the church. Donna also enjoyed volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels. Donna loved being with her family and friends.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the casino, fishing, camping, playing card games, watching the Packers, and especially the Friday night races at the Red Cedar Speedway to watch her grandson, Joe, race. She never missed her grandchildren's sporting events.

Donna is survived by her best friend and husband of 58 years, Eugene; one son, Michael (Pam) Kizer of Bella Vista, Ariz.; two daughters, Sandy (John) Storing of Elk Mound and Patti (Dave) Rhead of Menomonie; grandchildren, Kristin (Flint) Wood of Camp Verde, Ariz., Bryan Kizer of Kenosha, Scott Kowalsky of Madison, Stacey (Scott) Stangel of Elk Mound, Charlie (Janet) Storing of Elk Mound, Nicole (Mark) Soleimani of Pardeeville, and Joe (Katie Brinker) Rhead of Menomonie; great-grandchildren, Ashley Wood, Kaileigh and Jevin Stangel, Jonathan and Jenna Storing, Kendra Brinker and Kaleb Rhead; three sisters and one brother, Jean Hasse of Estero, Fla., Joan Frank of Monroe, Carol Cranston of St. Paul, Minn., and Robert Cranston of Brook Park, Minn.; and special friends, Cheryl and Dick Beguhn.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Braker and Joyce Smith; and two brothers, Richard and Marvin Cranston.

Memorial services are at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery, town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, at a later date.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Ruth L. Cook

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 11, 2006, A6

 

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Ruth L. Cook, our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at her home, surrounded by her family and the compassionate care of her hospice nurse, Deb. Ruth fought a very courageous battle with cancer.

The former Ruth Lucille Hutter was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Arkansaw to Earl and Blanche (Richardson) Hutter. She had three sisters and six brothers. Ruth attended Arkansaw schools. Upon graduation, she moved to Menomonie. She worked in the Farmers Store Candy Department and later ran her own Cozy Cafe restaurant, where she met her husband, Gerald Cook. They were married July 1, 1944, in Arkansaw.

Ruth and her husband farmed east of Menomonie most of their lives. Ruth worked very hard, long hours and raised two children, Sharon and Tim. Her greatest joy was her grandbabies, Steve, Ranae and Jacob. Her fondest memories were of playing with the babies. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Terry, Steven, Maggie and Abbie. “GG” loved them with all her heart.

Gerald and Ruth retired and moved to Menomonie. They enjoyed traveling, playing cards, dancing and friends. Gerald passed away in 1992. Ruth continued to keep her home in Menomonie. She did all her own yard work and upkeep and took much pride in her lawn and flowers.

Ruth was always very active. She helped her daughter and son-in-law run the Cozy Corner Restaurant in Boyceville where she was famous for her banana cream pies and homemade buns. The past few years she enjoyed helping serve auction lunches.

Ruth wintered in Arizona and Florida. She loved life and was an inspiration to all with her energy, enthusiasm, class and infectious giggle. She was also an award-winning cook.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Carrol) Wyss of Boyceville; two grandsons and one granddaughter, Steven (Angel) LaRose of Webster, Minn., Ranae (Brian) Aasen of Boyceville, and Jacob (Jessie) Wyss of Boyceville; her beloved great-grandbabies, Terry, Steven and Abbie Aasen and Maggie Wyss; a sister, Helen Steen of Eau Claire; a brother, Paul Hutter of Arkansaw; a special friend, Dean Brockelman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; a son, Tim, and an infant son; her parents; five brothers, Henery, Glen, Charles, Raymon and Lyle Hutter; a sister, Rheta LaBrec, and an infant sister.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorials to Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare or St. Paul's Lutheran Sunday School. To express condolences onllne, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Evelyn M. Larson

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 11, 2006, A6

 

Evelyn M. Larson, age 93, of Eau Claire, died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

Evelyn was born Oct. 23, 1912, in the town of Atlanta, Rusk County, to Lewis and Bertha (Benson) Mattison. She married Irving M. Larson on July 4, 1942.

She worked several years at the Farmers Store Company in Eau Claire and at Trinity Lutheran Church. She was very active in church activities for many years, being a charter member of Trinity Lutheran. She received a 25-year pin in 1979 for being a member of TLCW; she continued this active membership until moving to the Heritage Assisted Living in 2005.

Evelyn enjoyed playing cards and until December her card club of over 60 years met monthly at the Heritage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Irving M., and brothers, Richard and Arnold.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Karen) of Racine and Gary (Helen) of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Andy, Jolene and Matthew; and three grandchildren. She is further survived by four sisters, Dorothy Nessel of Connecticut and Florida, Harriet Fuglsang of Bruce, Emma Spoolhoff of Maplewood, Minn., and Bonnie (Paul) Bocek of Bruce, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2005, at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire with the Rev. Andrew Hinwood officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Family and friends may send condolences to the family online at www.fullerspeckien.com. Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eunice E. Field

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 15, 2006, A6

Eunice Emily (Phillips) Field, age 86, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Eunice was born July 30, 1919, in the town of Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County, to James Lloyd and Carrie (Parker) Phillips.

Eunice married Ronald Field on May 20, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nev. He passed away in 2003.

She worked in River Falls at the Overall Factory, for the H. D. Lee Co. in Minnesota, and for Revell Plastics in California, and was a motel manager for some time in California.

Eunice was affiliated with the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minn., the Way of Life Ministry in California, and the Bethel Christian Center.

She is survived by one son, Gary (Anna) Manell of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant brother; a brother, Floyd Phillips; a daughter, Rosemarie Caldwell; and a grandson, Troy Manell.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Cashman Mortuary in River Falls with the Rev. Stan Shackleton officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.

Cashman Mortuary in River Falls handled arrangements.

Marian D. Berger

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 15, 2006, A6

Marian D. Berger, age 72, of Elmwood, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie after an eight-month battle with cancer.

Marian was born May 28, 1933, near Irvington, the daughter of Marion and Favorite (Hathaway) Smith. She grew up in the Irvington and Weston areas of Dunn County.

She married Leonard Berger on June 16, 1952. After marriage, they lived in Kenosha until 1958 when they moved to the Downsville-Menomonie area.

Marian worked as a nurses' aid at Memorial Hospital-Nursing Home in Menomonie until the Myrtle Werth Hospital was built. She then worked as a C.N.A. at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie until she retired in 1905. In the summer of 2001, Marian and Leonard moved to Elmwood. In October 2005, Marian became a resident at the Dunn County Health Care Center, where she remained until she lost her battle with cancer.

Marian is survived by her husband, Leonard; three daughters, Joan (Bernard) Beissel of Hampton, Minn., and Linda (Loren) Petrash and Brenda (Duane) Kraft, both of Lakeville, Minn.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Favorite Smith of Glenwood City; five sisters, Eunice Donicht of Menomonie, Fern (Donald) Gleiter of Aurora, Iowa, Doris Campeau of Coon Rapids, Minn., Sharon (Jack) Durbin of Hudson, and Janet (David) Erickson of Hampton; and two brothers, Alan (Nancy) Smith of Boyceville and Dale (Linda) Smith of Jessup, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her father, Marion; her foster parents, John and Zerelda Lauderdale; two sisters, Irene Schmidt and Joyce Siler; and two brothers, Delbert and Morris Smith.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Ambrose Blenker officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church in Elmwood.

Elizabeth J. “Bette” Amberg

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 15, 2006, A6

Elizabeth J. “Bette” Amberg, age 85, of Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. She had fought a battle against cancer since 1993.

The former Elizabeth Downing was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Ontario, Vernon Co., to Guy and Evelyn (Harrie) Downing. She attended the local schools and then attended the Hansberry Hospital Nursing Program in Hillsboro. She worked for a number of years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hillsboro.

She was united in marriage to Leonard E. Amberg on Nov. 2, 1942, in Trenton, Mo. In 1954, they established the Amberg Oil Co. in Menomonie and together they ran the business until Leonard passed away on Sept. 26, 1982.

She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie and actively participated in the Women's Fellowship Tour of Homes. She played Tournament Bridge and was an avid card player. While Leonard was alive, she was very active in his Lion's Club District Governor duties and board appointments. She enjoyed crafting, reading, knitting and spending time with her family and friends. Bette will be deeply missed and was loved by everyone who knew her.

Bette is survived by: a daughter, Judith (Richard) Schrade of Amery; a son, Steven Amberg of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Jessica Amberg of Minneapolis, Nathaniel (Lindsay Lassen) Amberg of Hudson and Kimberly (T.J.) Kowalski of Woodbury, Minn.; a great-grandson, Jacob Kowalski; a sister-in-law, Margaret ”Peg” Downing of Tomah; several nieces and nephews and an abundant amount of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Amberg; her parents; her brothers, Richard and Carl Downing; a sister, Mildred White; and a granddaughter, Amy Schrade.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at First Congregational UCC in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Women's Fellowship of First Congregational Church or charity of donor's choice.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Gladys M. Emerson

 

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 15, 2006, A6

Gladys M. Emerson, age 86, formerly of Downing, passed away in her sleep at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire on Thursday Jan. 12, 2006.

Gladys was born March 29, 1919, in Wheeler to Walter and Sadie (Steffen) Behling. She was the fifth of seven children. On April 4, 1940, Gladys married Julius Emerson in Boyceville. They farmed together in the Downing area until 1971. They were also custodians for the Downing Grade School from 1964 until 1970.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; husband Julius; son, John; stepson, Duane Emerson; brothers, Harold, Raymond and Lloyd Behling; and sisters, Helene Lee and Mildred Ockler.

Gladys is survived by a daughter, Linda (Ron) Lauritzen of Eau Claire; a stepson, James (Regina) Emerson of Oshkosh; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Downing with Reverend Mark Schults officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery in Downing. Friends may call at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Magdalena F. Smith

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 18, 2006, A6

Magdalena F. Smith, age 82, of Hammond, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the St. Croix County Health Care Center in New Richmond.

Magdalena was born March 2, 1923, in Wheeler to William and Esther (Woods) Budd. She married Burton Smith on Jan. 21, 1942, in Wheeler. They farmed in the Emerald area for 22 years and later moved to Hammond. She enjoyed wintering in Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burton; two sons, Robert and Ronald; two grandchildren, Jill Johnson and Shane Smith; six brothers, Helemar, Milton, Edgar, Wendel, Orland and Charman; and one sister, Donna.

She is survived by three sons, Harlan (Charlene) Smith of Emerald, Jerald (Mari) Smith of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Richard (Pam) Smith of Coon Rapids, Minn; two daughters, Rita (Larry) Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Shirley (David) Betlach of River Falls; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Gregg Meser officiating. Interment will be in the Hay River Cemetery, town of Hay River, Dunn County.

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

James 'Red' Strand

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 18, 2006, A6

James "Red" Strand, of Sun Prairie, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Madison with family at his side.

He was born March 10, 1917, in Menomonie to Alfred and Iva Strand. He spent his early years growing up in Menomonie and was captain of the Menomonie High School football and basketball teams. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

In 1940, the joined the U.S. Army and interviewed for a position as House Manager and Head Chef for General Patton. Red was chosen for this position and traveled extensively in Europe with the General. He loved to tell stories about his years with Patton. During this time, he had the opportunity to serve celebrities such as Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich, and also General Eisenhower.

In 1945, he was discharged and returned to Menomonie where he met and married Marie Decker. They were married on March 11, 1946, in Menomonie. They owned the College Inn and later moved to New Richmond where he owned and operated the Riverview Diner until 1966. He was a chef for many years in various supper clubs in the New Richmond-Hudson area.

He worked for 11 years at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute (WITC) in Ashland where he began the Meals on Wheels program for senior citizens and was an instructor in WITC's cooking program. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) and received "Elk of the Year" in 1976.

In 1986, he retired and he and Marie returned to Menomonie. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and loved sports. He had "2 holes in 1" - one in New Richmond and one in Menomonie.

He is survived by his daughters, Julie (Howie) Johnson of Whitefish, Mont., and Jeani (Jerry) Gabor of Sun Prairie; a daughter-in-law, Loreen Grostyan of Cottage Grove, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchilden; one great-great grandchild; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Colonial Club Senior Activity Center, 301 Blankenhelm Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

Our eternal gratitude to the staff at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison for the love, support and willingness to be pioneers in medicine. Also special thanks to the staff at Hospice Care in Madison.

Farewell Dad, thanks for the memories!

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service in Sun Prairie is handling arrangements.

Myrtis L. Whydotski

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 18, 2006, A6-A7

 

 

Myrtis L. Whydotski, age 85, of Menomonie, died suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Myrtis was born July 3, 1920, in Frederic to Peter and Marion (Nelsen) Petersen. She lived in Webster during childhood and graduated from Webster High School. Myrtis attended college in Superior one year before transferring to Menomonie, graduating from Stout Institute in 1942. She taught home economics in Whitehall, Beloit and Windsor, Colo., plus classes at vocational schools in Beloit, Wausau and Menomonie. After obtaining her master's degree from Stout in 1968, she taught in the School of Home Economics of the University of Wisconsin-Stout until her retirement in 1982.

In 1945, Myrtis married Lloyd Whydotski of Appleton. They lived in Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau and Greeley, Colo., before moving to Menomonie when Lloyd joined the faculty at Stout in 1949. In 1949 and 1951, two daughters were welcomed into their family.

While a college student, Myrtis was elected to membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society. After her return to Menomonie, she was advisor to the local chapter for many years.

She has been an active member of the First Congregational Church-UCC since 1949, serving on the church council, moderator of the congregation, church treasurer and financial secretary. Other responsibilities included her favorite - teaching Christian education for 10 years. Myrtis also served as president and treasurer of Women's Fellowship. From 1983-87, she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Northwest Association of the United Church of Christ.

In the Menomonie community, she has been a member of the Dunn County Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Myrtle Werth Medical Center Auxiliary, and Chapter DD of the PEO Sisterhood. Her volunteer services have been as an AARP tax consultant, an officer on the Disabled and Elderly Transportation board of directors, and a Medicare insurance aid with the Office on Aging. Since 1998, Myrtis has assisted in the pantry of the Interfaith Caregivers. She enjoyed children, traveling, reading, handwork, flower gardening and nature.

Myrtis is survived by two daughters, Lynn Murray of Lake St. Croix Beach, Minn., and Jan Spielman of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Janice Sterud of Fairbanks, Alaska, Elizabeth (Jason) Moe of Hudson, Theresa (fiancé Rick Suydam) Spielman of Menomonie, and Chris (fiancé Amy Hoage) Spielman of Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Marina Turco of Maine and Jordan Sterud of Fairbanks; one sister, Audrey Pollock of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Margery Petersen of Greenville, N.C.; five nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd in 1994; a grandson, Andrew Lloyd Budach in 1998; a sister, Marlys Petersen in 1930; and a brother, Dale Petersen in 1992.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the First Congregational Church Building Fund, the Dunn County Historical Society, or the Phi Epsilon Omicron Scholarship Fund at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The UW-Stout bells will toll at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, in memory of Myrtis.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in the church Memorial Garden at a later date.

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

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family.

Kathleen T. Biedermann

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 18, 2006, A6

Kathleen T. Biedermann, age 72, of Knapp, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Kathleen Theresa King was born April 20, 1933, in St. Paul, Minn., to Austin and Winifred (Reddington) King. Kathleen worked as a nurses' aid at Gillette Shriner's Hospital in St. Paul and then in pediatrics at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

Kathleen married Norman Biedermann on Feb. 27, 1959, in Iowa. They later moved to Wisconsin where Kathleen enjoyed raising her family. After retiring, they moved to Minong and she worked for the Minong School District. They have lived in Knapp the past three years.

Kathleen enjoyed bowling, fishing, doing jigsaw puzzles, and handwork, like embroidery, and her favorite sport was playing the slot machines. But the love of her life was children!

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Norman of Knapp; one son, Sean (Debbie) Biedermann of Spring Brook; five daughters, Debbie (David) Fruit of Menomonie,. Brenda (Wally) Dean of Boyceville, Betsy (Darryl) Watkins of Kenosha, Amy (Robert) Bydzovsky of Maplewood, Minn., and Nora Winkler of Mildenhall, England; grandchildren, Leah, Aaron (Jennie), Adam (Rachell), Andrew (M.Jay), Joshua, Patrick, Amber, Eric, Nicholas, Greg, Michelle, Michael and Ryan; one great-granddaughter, Aimee; two sisters and one brother, Rose (Bill) Roppeau and Winnie Hunt, both of Woodbury, Minn., and Bobbie (Colleen) King of St. Paul; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette King of Woodbury and Rita King of Virginia Beach, Va.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jack, Jim and Bill King, and a grandson, Nicholas.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family or to the donor's choice.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Don L. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 22, 2006, A6

Don L. Johnson, age 78, of Menomonie, died at home Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, after a long battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Don was born to Harvey and Madeline (Cox) Johnson in Milwaukee County on March 18, 1927. He attended public and parochial schools in Milwaukee and West Allis, but spent much of his boyhood on the farm of his maternal grandparents in Dodge County and the family farm in Buffalo County.

He quit high school in West Allis during World War II to join the Navy, where he served with the fleet and amphibious forces in the South Pacific. Following his discharge in 1946, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied biology, journalism and natural resources. He also worked for a time as a reporter and feature writer for the Winona (Minn.) Republican-Herald.

In 1949, he married Lorraine Senn of Cochrane. Following his graduation from the university in 1951, Don worked briefly for the Clark County Press in Neillsville before joining the staff of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, where he worked for the next 11 years.

He began an outdoors page and column while a general assignment reporter and state editor at Eau Claire. During that time, he also was elected to two terms on the school board for the Black/McKinley district.

Don became chief of the Leader-Telegram's Menomonie news bureau in 1958. In addition to being a member of the Menomonie Police and Fire Commission, he was active in the Dunn County Fish & Game Association. He was named the Menomonie Jaycees “Young Man of the Year.”

In 1962, he became the outdoors writer for The Milwaukee Sentinel. His writing garnered him numerous awards, among them the Gordon MacQuarrie Award “For Telling the Conservation Story” and the Conservation Communicator Award from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. He was also cited by many other professional and conservation organizations, such as the Ruffed Grouse Society, Great Lakes Sport Fishermen, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, United Press International, and the Associated Press.

In 1974, he was honored by the Audubon Society. The Arkansas Wildlife Federation presented him its Golden Mallard Award and he was also recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding coverage of environmental issues.

Don was credited with exposing the presence of DDT and other pesticides and pollutants in fish and game in the 1960s, leading to the nation's first pesticide bans.

Active in community and company affairs, he served as a member of the board of directors of The Journal Company and was chairman of the company's Unitholders Council. In 1982, the Sentinel staff voted him its prestigious “Excellence in Journalism” award.

Following his retirement in the 1990s, he served on the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame and was director emeritus of the Izaak Walton League's Perkins Wildlife Demonstration Area in Waukesha County.

Don left the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1984 and returned to Menomonie to become a freelance writer/photographer. In addition to a wide range of magazines and other publications, his work appeared in several books, including “Harvest Moon” (Lost River Press, 1993); “Deer & Deer Hunting” (Krause Publications, 1993); “That Reminds Me of the One” (Willow Creek Press, 1995); and “Wisconsin Season” (The Cabin Bookshelf, 1998).

He is the author of “Grouse & Woodcock, A Gunner's Guide” (Krause, 1995) and “Summer's Song and Other Essays (Hackmatack Hollow Press).” Published in November 2005, it is a collection of essays on nature and wildlife from throughout his career.

Recognition followed Don into retirement in the 1990s and beyond. The Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association named him an honorary life member and the Outdoor Writers Association of America named him its “Most Valuable Board Member.” In 1992, he was inducted into the Milwaukee Sports Show Hall of Fame.

In 2000, he was named to the Century Honor Roll as one of 20 individuals selected by the Wisconsin Outdoor Journal as having the greatest influence on hunting and fishing in the state during the 20th century.

Don received a special award from the Dunn County Fish & Game Association and in 2005 was named to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, honored by the Outdoor Writers Association of America “for excellence in outdoor communication,” and cited by the Wisconsin Board of Natural Resources for his contributions to conservation.

Don is survived by Lorraine, his wife of 56 years; a son Douglas (Carolyn) Johnson of Maryland; a daughter Lynn (Curt) Carlson of Manitowoc; four grandchildren, Clare, Paul, Miriam and Thomas, and one great-grandchild, Mark Anthony, all of Maryland; two sisters, Joyce (Hilman) Swenson of Floral City, Fla., and Darlene (Harry) Zache of Hartland; numerous nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Olson Funeral Home, 615 Wilson Ave. in Menomonie, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at 1 p.m., with the Reverend J. David Whelan of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation will have taken place.

Interment will occur at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Dunn County Humane Society, 302 Brickyard Road, Menomonie, WI, 54751.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Randall L. Reinier

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 22, 2006, A6

Randall L. Reinier, age 78, of Menomonie, formerly of Elmwood died Thursday Jan. 19, 2006, at the Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

Randall was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Ellsworth. He was the son of Ralph and Stella (Dumond) Reinier.

Randall grew up in Iowa, but returned to the Elmwood area as a young boy. He entered the service at a young age and served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. He has traveled throughout the United States, but has resided in Elmwood and Menomonie for past 30 years.

Randall was a Packers fan. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and was an avid reader. He liked discussing current events with his friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Randall is survived by four daughters, Cynthia (Kim) Skemp of Platteville; Shari Reinier of Maiden Rock; Yvonne (Ron) Trainor of Menomonie; Lisa (Dean) Hinnenkamp of Elk Mound; and one son, Paul (Debbie) of Duluth, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eldon of Prescott; Bill of Tucson, Ariz.; Maurice of Elmwood; three sisters, Ardith Claflin and Rosie Solveson, both of Elmwood, and Lenore Dankers of Tucson, Ariz. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., at a later date.

Friends called from noon until the time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family.

Robert Donald Nelson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 25, 2006, A6

 

Robert Donald Nelson, age 81, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the Park View Nursing Home in Woodville, surrounded by his family.

Robert was born May 16, 1924, on the family farm in the town of Union, Pierce County, rural Plum City. He was the son of Harry and Ethel (Carlson) Nelson. Robert grew up on the family farm and graduated from Plum City High School in 1942.

After high school, he farmed with his parents until 1950. Bob married Phyllis Borman Oct. 27, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minn. After marriage, they continued farming near Plum City until 1965, when they moved to a farm west of Menomonie. They farmed from 1965 to 1996. In 1976 they moved into Menomonie until 1992 when they moved to a lake home on Tainter Lake.

For the past year-and-a-half, Bob has been a resident of the Park View Nursing Home in Woodville.

Robert loved to pilot small airplanes. He took pride in farming, raising animals, especially dogs, whistling to birds, traveling, spending time with his grandkids and visiting with his family and friends,

Robert is survived by his wife, Phyllis; one son, Mark of Menomonie; two daughters, Carol Nelson of Menomonie and Jayne (Alan) Bee of Woodville; seven grandchildren, Steven Schaefer, Mandy Wolbert, Jeremy, Melissa and Brandon Bardwell, Amy and Bryan Bee; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Massof of Plum City; two sisters-in-law, Delores Ponessa and Bea Borman; also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Robert was a loving husband, devoted father and guiding and giving grandfather. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Plum City with Rev. John Hazen officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Plum City at a later date.

Rhiel's Funeral Service of Menomonie is serving the family.

Gladys Louise Mittelstadt

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Gladys Louise Mittelstadt age 99, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax. She was only three months away from reaching her 100th birthday.

The former Gladys Wagner was born April 25, 1906, in Menomonie to William and Mary (Weiss) Wagner. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church.

Gladys married Ernest Mittelstadt on Aug. 2, 1930, in Menomonie where they made their home. She worked for Vasey and Vasey Insurance for 45 years, and after retirement, she continued with income tax preparations.

In her younger years, Gladys played in the Crescendo Mandolin Orchestra. She had been an active, lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church and a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. She also enjoyed doing ceramics, crocheting, traveling, quilting and playing cards.

Gladys is survived by: her son, Duane (Edith) Mittelstadt of Menomonie; three grandchildren, who lovingly knew her as “Sweetie,” Beth (Terry) Ford of Menomonie, Kay (Martin) Strauss of Cottage Grove, Minn., David Mittelstadt of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Alec and Jennifer Strauss; a brother, Lester Wagner of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; and two brothers, Lloyd and Orville Wagner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, pew cushions, puppets or music fund or to the charity of donors choice.

To express online condolences, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Beatrice Alvina Slagle

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Beatrice Alvina Slagle, 93, of Manitowoc died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at the Rivers Bend Nursing Home in Manitowoc.

She was born June 30, 1912, in Arkansaw to Fred and Ada (Bien) Yarrington. She attended school in Arkansaw and Porcupine.

On Sept. 26, 1929, Beatrice married Gerald Slagle in Wabasha, Minn. They farmed on Maxville Prairie in Buffalo County. In 1958, they moved to Milwaukee where she cooked at the Seventh Day Adventist School and was janitor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In the early 1970s, they moved to Durand where she cooked hot lunch at the Durand School. She also cleaned Castleberg Clinic for many years.

Gerald passed away April 13, 1989. In 2000, Beatrice moved to Manitowoc to be with her daughter. She has been a resident of the Rivers Bend Nursing Home since 2003.

Beatrice enjoyed spending time with her family.

Beatrice is survived by a daughter, Ramona (David) Rodey of Manitowoc; a son, Lorne (Karen) Slagle of Menomonee Falls; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a foster son, John (Joanne) Hetrick of Superior; a sister, Elizabeth Metcalf of Durand; a sister-in-law, Norma Yarrington of Durand; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Beatrice is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ada (Bien) Yarrington; her husband, Gerald Slagle; her sister, Thelma Nussberger; her brother, Albert Yarrington; her stepmother, Edith Sylvester Yarrington; and brothers-in-law, George Metcalf and Edward “Bob” Nussberger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, with Paster Robert Mills officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday. The family is being served by Goodrich Funeral Home of Durand.

Herman Kuesel

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Herman Kuesel, age 88, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. He was currently residing at the Plum City Care Center.

Herman was born Jan. 27, 1917, in the town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, to Ernest and Mary (Henkel) Kuesel. He was baptized on Feb. 18, 1917, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville and was confirmed there in 1930. He was a lifelong member of St. John's where he served on the church board for 16 years and was mission treasurer. The past several years he was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.

Herman attended Pine Coulee School through the eighth grade. He farmed until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on July 30, 1942. He trained at Camp Barkely, Texas, attended medical school at Fort Bliss, Texas, and became a technical sergeant in the 51st General Hospital Corps.

Herman was sent to New Guinea and the Philippines, spending almost four years in the military during World War II. He was awarded the Pacific Combat Star for service in Manila and New Guinea.

On Feb. 11, 1946, Herman married Violet Murray at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville. They bought the Kuesel Homestead Farm in the town of Weston from his father where they continued to farm until his retirement in 1980. After selling the farm to their son, Allen, they moved across the road into a mobile home, where he continued to have a huge garden, planted an orchard, and raised sheep. Herman continued to help Allen on the farm until his health failed.

For about seven years, Herman and Violet spent winters in Arizona for health reasons. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1980. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, loved gardening, growing flowers and fruit, and was a member of Crain-Ottman Post 207 of the American Legion in Elmwood.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Henry, Edwin, Otto and Walter Kuesel; and four sisters, Emma Britton, Ruth Strobush, Martha Moldenhauer and Esther Peterson.

Survivors include his wife, Violet of Plum City Care Center; a son, Allen (Sharon) of Spring Valley; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Bill) Hayden of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Kuesel of Elmwood; seven grandchildren, Patti Meyer, Susie Kuesel, Melissa Kuesel, Emily Kuesel, Rebecca Kuesel, Trevor Hayden and Kali Hayden; two great-grandchildren, Brett and Whitney Meyer; five step-grandchildren, Anita (Scott) Sykora, Todd (Rebecca) Hayden, Rick Hess, Kim (Tom) Belisle and Heidi (Paul) Jensen; two step-great-grandchildren, Allison and Kennedy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lavern and Fern Moldenhauer of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Carol Kuesel of Spring Valley and Ina Murray of Ellsworth; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Hatchville.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley is handling arrangements.

Sigurd Trygve Olson

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Sigurd Trygve Olson, age 85, of Colfax passed away Jan. 26, 2006, at Luther hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Colfax to Paula (Tiller) and George M. Olson.

Sig served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II. He married Sally Bosshart July 3, 1952. They resided in Menomonie and moved to Los Angeles, California where he worked for Disneyland. They returned to Wisconsin where he worked in Milwaukee for American Motors Company. Sig retired to the Colfax area in 1979 where he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and anyone who wanted to call him grandpa. In recent years he enjoyed his trips to Wal-mart to greet the greeters.

He is survived by his wife Sally and his children Dale (Marie) Lindwall, Donald (Susan) Olson, Bonnie (Mike) Bauer, Virginia (Jan) Szalai, Ricky (Laurie) Olson, Tom (Pam) Olson, Brian (Julie) Olson and 17 grandkids, nine great-grandkids, and his beloved dog Chi Chi.

He was preceded in death by his father George his mother Paula and his brothers and sisters: Palma, Alvin, Garfield, Richard, Edna, Arnold, Phyllis (infancy), Phyllis and Donald.

A memorial service was held at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dan Maxton officiating. Military honors were conducted by AMVETS Post #72 of Connersville. Burial will be Lucas Cemetery at a later date.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Evelyn Hunt Baxter

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Funeral services for Evelyn Hunt Baxter, age 93, of Edina, Minn., are at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at the Mayflower Community Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road. Private interment was in in Lakewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

She was born Aug. 4, 1912, in Menomonie.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Bennett of San Diego, Calif.; a son, William H. (Shirley) of Plymouth, Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L.

Memorials are preferred to the Mayflower Church.

Adan Alberto Juarez

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 29, 2006, A6

Adan Alberto Juarez, infant son of Juan and Fawn (Lemon) Juarez, was stillborn on Dec. 27, 2005, at Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

There will be a memorial service at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Lower Weston Cemetery in the Town of Weston, Dunn County.

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