Dunn County Obituaries
January 1999

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the January 1, 1999 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Index to Obituaries

 
Herbert F. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Herbert F. Miller, 85, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 12, 1913, in the Town of Prairie Farm, Barron County, to Peter and Mary (Kurschner) Miller. He married Edna Elaine Zepplin on July 6k, 1937, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm.

Herb attended Parkman Grade School in Prairie Farm and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1932. He worked at Jorstad’s Store in Ridgeland before being inducted into the U.S. Navy in December 1943. He served in the South Pacific until he was discharged in February 1946.

Herb worked for Hanson’s for a year after the war and bought Miller’s General Store in Connorsville in 1947. He and Edna operated the store until 1974. They also owned Miller’s Store in Prairie Farm until 1963, when it was destroyed in a fire.

After moving to Menomonie, Herb worked for Lammer’s Store for 16 years, retiring in 1991.

Herb was a charter member (1947) of the Ridgeland American Legion and later joined the Connorsville American Legion, which he was a member until his death. Over the years, he held several general offices.

After moving to Connorsville, Herb was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He later became a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Herb enjoyed spending time at the cabin on Poskin Lake. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Edna, of Menomonie; two sons and one daughter, John (Phyllis) Miller of Madison, David (Marilyn) Miller of Connorsville, and Marjorie Miller of Nashville, Tenn.

He is also survived by a twin sister, Helen Dinnies of Eau Claire; and sisters Elizabeth Salsbury of Minneapolis and Minnie Bilse of Bay City, Mich.; six grandchildren, Roxanne (Kirk) Robinson, Allen Miller, Kevin (Kathy) Miller, Dennis (Carla) Miller, Michele (Albert) Kelly and Teresa (Jeff) Cline; and 10 great-grandchildren, Robert, Samantha, Zachary and Amber Kelly, and Kyle Samens, Noah Cline, Andrew Miller and Daniel Robinson.

Herb was preceded n death by his parents; two brothers, Edward and Clarence Miller; and two sisters, Erna Bilse Engel and Mathilda Bilse.

Funeral services for Herbert will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Prairie Farm.

Military honors will be conducted by Johnson-Whistler American Legion Post #323. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour before services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The family also wishes to invite friends to a fellowship luncheon at the David Miller residence at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Connorsville after the commital service at the cemetery.

Francis L. Burgfechtel

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Francis L. "Frank" Burgfechtel, 83, formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998. He was attended by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Bette Burgfechtel in Minnetonka, Minn.

He is survived by his sister, Jeanette (Wayne) Bywater of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Linda (Pat) Kraemer of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Robert (Bette) of Minnetonka and Steve (Mary) of Sioux City, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, on Jan. 6, 1996; his parents, Ann and Herman; and an infant daughter, Gloria Jean.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown.

Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Lester G. Puhl

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Lester G. Puhl, 86, of St. Cloud, Minn., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud.

He was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Menomonie to Otto and Louise (Olson) Puhl. He married Gert M. Cook on Nov. 5, 1939, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for more than 34 years. He was a very active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Gideon’s International. He was also an avid fan and loved the Minnesota Vikings.

Survivors include his wife, Gert, of St. Cloud; sons and daughters-in-law, bob and Jennifer Puhl of St. Cloud, and Jerry and Sandy Puhl of Charlevoix, Mich.; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Puhl and Gary Kumerfield of Minnetonka, Minn., and Bonnie and Jerry Theisen of New Hope, Minn.; a sister, Mamie Sneen of Menomonie; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Burial was in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Memorials are preferred. Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud handled arrangements.

James E. LaForte

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

James E. LaForte, 77, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Jim was born July 29, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., to Julius and Elizabeth (Fredrick) LaForte. Jim grew up and graduated from high school in St. Paul. He entered the Air Force in 1942 and served as a pilot in the United States for four years during World War II.

He returned to St. Paul where he met and married Margie McDonald on Jan. 31, 1948, in Menomonie. After marriage, they lived in St. Paul for a short time before moving to the Township of Sherman, rural Menomonie. Jim and Margie raised their family of 13.

Jim worked as a semi driver for more than 40 years for various trucking companies, but mainly with Indianhead. Jim retired in 1986 as a semi driver.

Jim is survived by his wife, Margie; 10 daughters, Jeanne (Mark) Gagnon of Eau Claire, Michele LaForte of Argyle, Coleen (Jody) Wilke of St. Cloud, Minn., Mary LaForte of Onalaska, Dawn LaForte of Hayward, Yvete LaForte of Colfax, Denise (Mark) Hardy M.D. of St. Louis, Mo., Fae (Dale) Antiel-LaForte of River Falls, Josette LaForte of Hastings, Minn., and Monique (John) Bauman of Norwalk, Conn.; three sons, Kevin (Linda) of Menomonie; Pierre of Eau Claire and Rene of Chippewa Falls; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Cremation followed the services. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Irving Reinecke

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Irving Reinecke, 74, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Irving was born March 27, 1924, in Dunn County to William and Emma (Pickard) Rank. He was raised in Dunn County, and lived there until 1940, when he entered Northern Center in Chippewa Falls, Wi.

He has resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie in 1973.

Irving is survived by two brothers and one sister, Bernice Caturia of Plum City, Loren Rank of Colfax; and Violet Foster of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held for Irving at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at the Rec Room/Chapel at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie with Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Vanceburg Cemetery in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

Janet Birkholm

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Janet Birkholm, 82, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services for Janet will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Father Gary Landry officiating.

Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and an hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ella Roberts

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 3, 1999, p. A6

Ella Roberts, 73, of Menomonie and formerly of Stanley, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Ella Barnett was born May 7, 1925, in Fordsville, Ky., to Remus and Gertie Barnett. She lived in Kentucky for many years. She then lived in Stanley from 1974 until moving to Menomonie where she has lived the last few years. Ella enjoyed doing needlepoint work and also loved taking care of her grandchildren.

She is survived by six sons and five daughters, Allen Ray (Janice) Atkinson of Augusta, Delores Ann (Irvin) Holderbaugh of Jackson, Mo., Edward Lee (Jan) Bellamy of Albuquerque, NM, John A. Bellamy Jr., overseas, Gloria Sue Haikin of Clairemont, Calif., Debby Lynn (Denny) Wiseman of Racine, Elizabeth Ann (Tony) Kulesa, Chippewa Falls, Devvie Sue Roberts (fiancée Otis Lightle) of Menomonie, Jerry (Rita) Roberts of Crown Point, Ind., Boyd (Denise) Roberts of Tucson, Ariz., and Tex (Marney) Roberts of Tucson.

She is also survived by one sister, Pearl Tierney of Fordsville; one brother, P.A. Barnett of Fordsville; 23 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Albert Barnett.

Funeral services for Ella will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Scott Emerson officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Doris Korte

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

On Thursday evening, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother found her peace in heaven. Doris Korte, 74, passed away on Dec. 31, 1998, at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center in Arcadia.

She was born Sept. 26, 1924, to Elmer T. and Delia (Hammer) Fetting in Cochrane. on May 17, 1945, she married Warren Korte in Winona, Minn. They were later divorced.

Doris lived most of her life in Waumandee where she was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and its St. Ann's Altar and Rosary Society. She later moved to Arcadia.

Doris will be especially remembered for her large gardens, her abundance of raspberries, and all of her delicious canned goods. her favorite hobbies were sewing, embroidery, and golfing.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Doris is survived by four children, Kathy Williamson of Menomonie, Judy (David) Hesch of Arcadia, Bruce (Linda) Korte of Waumandee, and Carol (Bruce) Burmeister of Buffalo City; seven grandchildren, Robin, Jeff and Kris Williamson, Kim Lofgren, Amy and Dan Hesch, and Andrea Korte; four great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon Lofgren and Tauren and Jacob Williamson; two brothers, Wilbert (Elaine) Fetting of Buffalo City and Darwin (Shirley) Fetting of Cochrane; and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded into eternal life by her parents; one brother, Delmer; and two sisters, Vera and Margaret.

The Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee with the Rev. Richard Dickman officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Serving as casketbearers were Dan Knospe, David Fetting, Mark Fetting, Brian Fetting, Dan Verzinski and Earl Benning.

Wozney Funeral Home in Arcadia handled arrangements.

Alvin F. Foerster

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

Alvin F. Foerster, 89, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Alvin was born Sept. 8, 1909, to John and Magdalene (Wondra). Alvin grew up in the Fond du Lac area and also attended school there. He worked on the farm until going to work for the railroad. He retired from the railroad when he was 58. He enjoyed fishing in Canada with his son.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Phillip Foerster; son, Dick(Lynnette) Ebert; two stepdaughters, Yvonne (Keith) Trynor and Linda (Gerald) Mrdutt; brother, John (Laverne) Foerster; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Magdalene (Wondra), and his brothers and sisters.

Memorial services were Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer M. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

Elmer M. Johnson, 85, of Mankato, Minn., died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Boyceville to Peter and Ida (Larson) Johnson. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. Elmer married Virginia "Jeanne" Schmidt on May 31, 1941, at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. He retired from Kato engineering as a drill press operator after 27 years.

Elmer was a charter member of Anzio Beach Head Veterans, a charter member of Marson-Ario VFW Post #9713, and a member of Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking and was known as the neighborhood handyman.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of Mankato; a son, Dan (Mickey) of Waterloo, Iowa; three brothers, Melvin (Bernice) of Boyceville, and Eldred (Catherine) and LaVern, both of Woodstock, Ill.; a sister, Doris (Clayton) Anderson of Woodstock; three grandchildren, Erin, Heather and Marc; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Walt, and Oscar,and by one sister, Edna Nelson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Kerr S.J. officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mankato.

Landkamer Johnson-Bowman Funeral Home in Mankato handled arrangements.

Roger L. Kortz

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

Roger L. Kortz, 52, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, with hospice at North Memorial hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn.

He was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Menomonie to Herbert and Margaret (Lemke) Kortz. He was raised in Minneapolis, Minn., and graduated from Vocational High School in Minneapolis. After graduating, Roger joined the Carpenters Union, Local 1644, of which he was still a member, and did construction work for 35 years in Minnesota.

Roger married Sharon Rank on Sept. 16, 1967, in Minneapolis.

He was a former member of the Musicians Union. He belonged to the Precious Moments club, and had a pin board collection and coin collection.

Roger enjoyed playing the accordion. When he was young, he and his brother played accordion on Channel 5 on Sunday mornings. he also enjoyed working with wood in his spare time.

Roger is survived by his wife, Sharon Kortz of Brooklyn Park; two daughters, Melissa (Michael) Kortz-Baltus of Circle Pines, Minn., and Debbie Kortz of Brooklyn Park; a granddaughter, Mikayla; his parents, Herbert and Margaret Kortz of Minneapolis; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, Robert.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Stoebig officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

A memorial visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minn.

Adeline J. Waite

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

Adeline J. Waite, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at her home in Menomonie.

She was born Nov. 18, 1919, to Otto and Ragna (Peterson) Holten in Prairie Farm where she was raised and attended school. On Aug. 31, 1939, she married Stanley Waite in St. Paul, Minn. They moved to Menomonie in 1945 where they have lived ever since.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Waite of Menomonie; one son, Roger Waite of wheeler; six brothers, Glen Holten, Donald (Jean) Holten and Orville (Janice) Holten, all of Prairie Farm and Ray (Elizabeth) Holten, Lloyd Holten and Robert Holten, all of Menomonie; two sisters, Elvera Waite of Prairie Farm and Mildred Moberly of Minneapolis, Minn.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Adeline was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Interment was in Akers Cemetery in the Town of Prairie Farm. Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

David J. Hermann

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 6, 1999, p. A6

David J. Hermann, 70, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Menomonie to Elmer and Ruth (Cooper) Hermann. David grew up in Colfax and attended Colfax High School. David joined the U.S. Marine corps and served for eight years.

After service, he returned to Menomonie and later married Marie Kirchner on July 26, 1952, in Menomonie. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie, where David worked for Lehmann & Larson Distributing for 18 years. David then worked as a custodian for the University of Wisconsin-Stout until he retired in 1990.

David is survived by his wife, Marie; three sons, David, Cliff (Devy) and Ken, all of Menomonie; one daughter, Ann (Kirk) Zuerlein of Menomonie; his mother, Ruth Stansbury of St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Carol Stoeklen of Denver, Colo., and Marilyn Kistner and Barb McMahon, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father and a half brother, Bill Draxler.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Steven A. Stoeklen

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

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Steven A. "Bud" Stoeklen, 32, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Steve was born May 3, 1966, to William Jr. and Evelyn Stoeklen. He was raised in the Weston area and attended Downsville Elementary and Menomonie High School. After graduation, Steve moved to Florida, where he was employed until his death.

Steve is survived by his father and mother, William Jr. and Evelyn Stoeklen; three brothers, William Jr. (Renee) and Robert (Carol) of Menomonie and David (Laura) of Turin, Iowa; one sister, Diane of Altamont, Utah; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends here and especially in Florida.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents and a very special niece, Brandi.

Memorial services were held Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in St. Petersburg. A memorial will be held at a later time.

L. Grace Scheel

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

L. Grace Scheel, 70, of Wabasha, Minn., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Wabasha.

She was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Ironwood, Mich., to Ted and Marian (Lutey) Watson. She graduated in 1950 from Stout State University in Menomonie. She married Norman Scheel on Jan. 20, 1951, in Stillwater, Minn.

She taught home economics at Chippewa Falls High School. After moving to Wabasha in 1953, she taught music at Pepin High School for a short while. She then taught home economics at Wabasha High School, retiring from teaching in 1968. She continued as a substitute teacher for a period of time.

Together with her husband, they owned and operated Norm's Super Valu in Wabasha.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Wabasha American Legion Auxiliary, St. Elizabeth Hospital auxiliary, and Coffee Mill Golf Club. She served on the first board of the Wabasha Nursing Home, which later became St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. She was a past member of the United Church of Christ board, a past president of Wabasha Mrs. Jaycees, and a past president of Coffee Mill Ladies Association.

She was an avid singer. She sang with the Stout Symphonic Singers and the Rochester Chorus under the direction of Harold Cooke.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Scheel of Wabasha; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Diane Scheel of Wabasha; a daughter, Beth Sturm of Kasson, Minn.; five grandchildren, Mike, Brad and Jeff Scheel and Katie and Brian Carrels; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Phyllis Watson of Osage, Iowa; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Leno Slanzi of Hurley and Jean Coble of Greenville, SC; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jim, two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the United Church of Christ in Wabasha with the Rev. Jennifer Stoos officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha. Casket bearers were her grandchildren.

The family prefers memorials to the United Parkinson's Foundation, United Church of Christ, or St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha handled arrangements.

Julia A. Brimer

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

Julia A. Brimer, 94, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, where she resided since November 1997.

Julia was born April 4, 1904, in Colfax, the daughter of Nicholas and Olga (Severson) Lee. She was raised in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School. She married William Brimer in 1924 in Menomonie. After marriage they made their home in Menomonie, where she remained the rest of her life. William died in 1968.

Julia is survived by three sons, William N. (Carol) and Jack O. (special friend, Shirley Barnes), both of Eau Claire, and Donovan P. of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Betty Holten; a granddaughter, Julie Brimer; two great-grandchildren; four sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Mrs. Margaret Duff

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

Mrs. Margaret Duff, 94, mother of state Sen. Alice Clausing of Menomonie, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, where she had resided the last 8-1/2 years.

Mrs. Duff was born on Feb. 5, 1904, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Andrew and louisa Kayser Lund. April 30, 1938, she married Charles Duff in Chicago. He preceded her in death in 1972.

Mrs. Duff lived most of her life in Port Washington, where she was a volunteer at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital for many years, as well as an active member of the First Congregational Church.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 8, 1999, at the First Congregational Church in Port Washington.

Georgia A. Boerner

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

Georgia A. Boerner, 93, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Georgia Jacobson was born Feb. 27, 1905, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County to Andrew and Anna (Madsen) Jacobson. She attended Daneville grade school and graduated from Dunn County Aggie.

Georgia married Lewis Bundgaard on Oct. 20, 1928, in Menomonie and they lived in St. Paul, Minn. After her husband's death in 1932, Georgia returned to Menomonie. She later married Emil Boerner on May 7, 1935, in Menomonie. They farmed in Irvington until 1955 and then moved to a farm south of Irvington in 1956, where they continued to farm.

Georgia has lived at Galloway Apartments in Menomonie for the past two years.

Georgia was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and then New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville for many years. She taught Sunday School at both churches and was active in the Ladies Aid. Georgia loved playing piano and she enjoyed crocheting and her daily walks.

She is survived by a daughter, Bernadine Kadinger of Menomonie, eight grandchildren, Jeff (Jackie) Kadinger of Garden Grove, Calif., Holly Boerner of Glendale, Ariz., Kelly (LeAnn) Kadinger of Menomonie, Jody (David) Henderson of Menomonie, Corey (Tami) Kadinger of Menomonie, John (Jean) Boerner of Milwaukee, Wis., Lisa (Mark) Quilling of Menomonie, Susan (Matt) Albert of Waukesha,Wis., 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald (Lorraine) Jacobson of St. Paul, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Herbert; her first husband, Lewis Bundgaard; second husband, Emil Boerner; brother, Julius Jacobson; and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Friends may call form 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to Monday's service.

Veronice E. "Susie" Wolf

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 10, 1998, p. A6

Veronice "Susie" Wolf, 72, of Menomonie died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Myrtle Werth hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Veronice Wood was born May 24, 1926 in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County to Raymond and Ruth (Wade) Wood. She was raised in the Eau Galle and Downsville areas. Veronice married Bernard Wolf June 25, 1942, in Stillwater, Minn.

After Bernard's service in World War II, they owned and operated Wolf's Tavern in Downsville until 1956. They then moved to Menomonie and Veronice worked at the Menomonie Clinic and later at the Menomonie Quick Wash. In 1965, they moved to Tainter lake where she was currently residing.

Veronice enjoyed watching girls' softball games, fishing and gardening. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and loved taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also instrumental in helping to establish B.A.'s Tavern. Veronice was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie and belonged to a church circle.

She is survived by three daughters and one son, Karen Retzloff of Menomonie, Terry (Sharyl) Wolf of Sioux Falls, SD, Kathy (Fred) Ayres of Eau Claire and Karmen (Fred) Draeger of Wabasha, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Thomas, Steven and Patrick Retzloff; Tim Wolf and Christy Wolf-Rockwell; Ted and Matt Cherrier; David Draeger and Jennifer Draeger-DeLong.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Nathan, C.J., Allison, Max and Jason; one brother, Maynard (Delores) Wood of Sauk City; a half-sister, Judy Wenzel of Madison; and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Veronice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; one brother, James Wood; and one sister Jean Hilmanowski.

Funeral services for Veronice will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Russell W. May

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 13, 1998, p. A6

Russell W. May, 84, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Downing to Fred and Nellie (Rundle) May. He was raised in Downing and graduated in 1931 from Downing High School. He then attended Stout State University in Menomonie and graduated in 1935.

Russell, before attending Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, taught school for one year in Hawaii. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater.

He married the former Mabel Sorenson on Dec. 22, 1945, in Menomonie. After their marriage, Russell worked at Presto Industries in Eau Claire until 1952, when he started May's Electric in Menomonie. He operated the business until 1962, when he went to work for the federal government at the Twin City Arsenal Plant in New Brighton, Minn.

He worked there for several years. Russell retired from the electrical maintenance department at Sanna Dairies in 1979.

Russell was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of The American Legion, and commander for several years. He belonged to the Veterans Honor Guard that performed military honors for many veterans' funerals.

Russell was a member of the Fractured Agate Rock Club in Eau Claire. He enjoyed genealogy work, rock hounding, lapidary and woodworking. Russell was also a dedicated caregiver to his wife for many years.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna (Ted) Dircz of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; two grandchildren, Jeffry Dircz and Lora Dircz, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; one nephew, Ed (Delima) Sorenson of Menomonie; great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mabel; and an infant son, Wayne.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan., 14, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

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

Lucy M. Kern

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 13, 1998, p. A6

Lucy M. Kern, 88, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, where she resided since November 1996.

She was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Spring Creek, Maxville Township, Buffalo County, to Joseph and Lena (Henry) Bilderback. She attended Spring Creek School and Durand High School and worked as a hired girl.

On March 22, 1927, she married Elmer Kern in Durand. They farmed in Pepin, Buffalo and Dunn counties. They retired in 1970 and moved to the Irvington area. Elmer died Oct. 20, 1979. She moved to Riverview Apartments in Downsville in the late 1980s.

Lucy was a member of the Homemakers Club and served as a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed dancing, singing and reading. She was active in the Mondovi and Durand Methodist Church. Later, she became a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Julia) Kern of Eatonton, Ga.; a daughter, Judith (William) Ockler of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ruth Bauer and Francis (Hubert) Fedie of Durand, Mabel Bronk of Marshfield, Lena (Elwin) Thompson of Eau Claire, and Wilma Nelson of Oconomowoc; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Kern of Henderson, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Elmer Kern Jr.; a grandson, Bruce Kern; a great-greatgrandson, Joseph; and a sister, Alice Hill.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating Burial was in Lower Weston Cemetery, Weston Township Dunn County. Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Edith M. Graybill Reavis

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 13, 1998, p. A6

Edith M. Graybill Reavis, 84 300 North Washington St Wakarusa, Ind., died Sunday Jan. 10, 1999, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa.

She was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Menomonie. On Oct. 22, 1932 she married Robert John Graybill in Menomonie. He die Feb. 11, 1979. On May 11, 1981 she married Roy C. Reavis. He died July 3, 1988.

A homemaker, she resided in the Wakarusa area since 1938.
She was a member of the Old German Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Ida Mae Graybill and Anita (Arthur) Blocker, both of North Manchester, In; four sons, Dennis Dale Graybill of Wakarusa, and Merle David Graybill, Bruce Robert Graybill and Brent Allen Graybill, all Goshen, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Emily (Jerry) Bauman of Modesto, Calif., and Mary (Harley) Helmuth and Ruth Reavis, both of Rossville, Ind.; two stepsons, Clarence Reavis of North Manchester, and and Richard Reavis of Mauston; 18 grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 42 stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth (Jesse) Hufford of Flora, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Ida (Clark) Miller; two sisters, Mabel Metzger and Phoebe Flora; and four brothers, Marvin, Wesley, Benjamin and Jacob Miller.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at the Old German Baptist Church in Wakarusa will be preceded at 9 a.m. by a prayer service at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial will be in the Old German Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

Borgena Lee

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 13, 1998, p. A6

Borgena Lee, 89, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Borgena Reppe was born Jan. 11, 1910 in Menomonie to Erik and Anna (Berseth) Reppe. She married Clifford Lee on Dec. 27, 1934, in Stillwater, Minn. After their marriage, they farmed south of Menomonie until retiring.

Borgena was an active member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aid. She also taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Homemakers and was active in 4-H work.

Borgena also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, knitting and other hand work, and she enjoyed helping her husband with his Percheron draft horses at fairs.

Borgena is survived by two sons, Clifford (Betty) Lee Jr. of Menomonie and Richard (Mary) Lee of Hilbert; four grandchildren, Kirsten (Scott) Thompson of Hammond, Daniel (Jackie) Lee of Plymouth, Minn., James Lee of Menomonie, and David Lee of Janesville; one great-granddaughter, Morgan Rae Lee; two sisters, Signa Brown of Boyd and Ellen Reppe of Menomonie; nieces. and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Lee Sr.; an infant son, Stuart; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

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

Gary A. Hoage

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, p. A6

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Gary A. Hoage, 54, of Wheeler, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born June 14, 1944, in Wheeler to Dale and Violet (Brewer) Hoage. Gary attended Wheeler Grade School and graduated in 1962 from Boyceville High School. he served in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1965,and worked on several farms in the Wheeler area.

Gary married Judy Schneider on June 11, 1967, in Mondovi. After their marriage, Gary worked at Presto Industries in Eau Claire and then at Menomin Motors. he worked the last 22 years at Northside Motors, now Johnson Motors, in Menomonie until he was unable to work because of ill health.

Gary was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler and of Lee-Ranney Post #235 of The American Legion. In his free time, Gary loved to fish, hunt and play golf.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Hoage of Wheeler; two daughters, Susan Hoage and Amy Hoage, both of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; one sister, Jackie (Tom) Stansbury of Wheeler; two brothers, Jimmy Hoage of Weyerhauser and Dennis Hoage of Wheeler; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating.Spring burial, with military honors, will be in our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Harold W. Buckley

Dunn County News, Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, p. A6

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Harold W. Buckley, 79, of Menomonie, died Friday, Jan. 15,1999, at his home with hospice.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather found his peace in heaven.

Harold was born May 28, 1999 in the Town of Dunn, Dunn co., Wis., to Raymond and Mabel (Frank) Buckley. On Feb. 22, 1941, he married Dorothy Jensen at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Harold lived his entire life in Dunn County except for a brief time in Milwaukee, Wis. He retired in 1983 from the maintenance department at UW-Stout.

Harold was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and also a member of Menomonie Moose Lodge 1584.

He is survived by: his wife Dorothy of Menomonie, two sons and a daughter, jerry (Rowena) Buckley of Trego, Lynn (Peggy) Buckley of Eau Claire, Lynda (Bob) Bundy of Menomonie; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Frances (Ken) Madsen of Omaha, Neb., one nephew, one great-niece and many friends.

Harold is preceded in his death by his parents.

Funeral services for Harold will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Spring burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour before the service Monday at the church. There will be a public Moose Ritual at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Northwest Wisconsin Homecare Hospice Program or Peace Lutheran Church.

Mavis E. Peterson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Mavis E. Peterson, 63, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 16. 1999, at her home following a long illness.

Mavis was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Grant, La., the daughter of Henry and Ola (Young) Dougharty. In the summer of 1948, she repented and was filled with the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus' name soon after. After graduating from high school, she attended bible College in Tulsa, OK.

She married Gerald Peterson in Houston, Texas, and actively assisted him in his ministerial work. They founded the United Pentecostal Church in Maquoketa, Iowa, as well as pastoring churches in Ellsworth and Menomonie.

Mavis was always enthusiastic about Ladies Auxiliary work and Sunday School outreach. From 1975 to 1988, she operated the East Ellsworth branch post office and will be remembered for her friendliness and courteous service.

Mavis was also "Mom" and "Grandma" to many surrogate children and grandchildren.

Mavis is survived by her husband, Gerald; a son, Blake (Diane) Peterson of Red Wing, Minn; three daughters, Annette (David ) Kast of Gays Mills, Monette (Robert Morgan) of Clear Lake,Calif, and Barbara Peterson of Gainesville, Ga.; several grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters; and nieces and nephews.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Joe Henstock officiating. burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials to Tupelo Children's Mansion or Menomnie United Pentecostal Church.

Wayne A. Helmke

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Wayne A. Helmke, 73, of Elmwood, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie where he had been taken by ambulance.

Wayne was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Rodman, Iowa to Arthur and Matilda (Bleckwenn) Helmke. He was baptized and confirmed in Whittemore, Iowa, and has been a member of Spring Lake Lutheran Church in Spring Valley since 1959.

Wayne grew up in Iowa and graduated in 1943 from Rodman High School. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving his country during World War II.

On April 13, 1947, he married Lula Schnell. They lived and farmed in Iowa near Cylinder, Graettinger and Emmetsburg before moving to their farm in Spring Lake Township in 1959. Wayne sold the farm in September 1997. He lived in Spring Valley for a couple months and then moved to Elmwood where he was presently living.

Wayne was an active member of his church and held various offices, including president and vice president. He was a member of the Crain-Ottman Post #207 of the American Legion and held offices at both the local and county level. Wayne enjoyed watching many different sporting activities on television.

Survivors include two children, Edwin (Cindy) Helmke of Spring Valley and Kathryn (Doug) Hinzman of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Cally Helmke, Heather Hinzman and her fiancée, Corey Buttke, and Ryan Hinzman, Becky Marty and Ryan Hines; a brother, William "Bill" Helmke of Cylinder; a sister, Maxine Lenz of Paullina, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Peryl Schnell of Ruthven, Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane Schnell of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Gelena (George) Marsh of Dexter, Iowa, and Mildred (Emery) Stofferahn of Mesa, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Lula, who died in August 1995; one sister, Geraldine L. Helmke; and an infant son, James Robert, who died in 1950.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Spring Lake Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Rev. Keith Holste officiated the service with music provided by Dorothy Nelson, organist, and congregational singing. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Honorary bearers were Merlin and Virginia Place. Bearers were Ryan Hinzman, Ryan Hines, Dick Tiffany, Ralph Raymo, Jerry Goman and Gary Peterson.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Donald J. Bowen

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Donald J. "Mike" Bowen, 74, 1499 N. Algona St., Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at home.

Donald was born May 17, 1924, in Dubuque to Francis and Catherine (Nutz) Bowen. He married Angeline Salario on Aug. 5, 1950, in Baton Rouge, La. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific during World War II. He attended Loras Academy and received his B.A. and M.A. in history from Loras College.

Don retired from the Dubuque Community School system in 1989 after having taught social studies for 22 years at Washington Junior High School. He previously worked at the Dubuque Packing Co. for 16 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Parish. Don was also a member of the Dubuque Retired Teachers' Association and the American Legion, Dubuque Post #6. He enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club with other retired Washington Junior High School teachers.

He is survived by his wife, Angeline Bowen; three daughters, Tricia Bowen (Darrel Wrider) of Hiawatha, Iowa, Ellen (Roger) Jansson of Bettendorf, Iowa and Peggy (Trevin) Ward of Yanbu, Sandi Arabia; one son, John (Lori Anda-Bowen) Bowen of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Emily Wrider, Vanessa and Kristina Jansson, and Trevin J. and Brendan Ward; two sisters, Mary Fitzpatrick of Gillette, Wyo., and Lorraine Thissen of Dubuque; two sisters-in-law, Bess (Phillip) Schwinn and Nadine Bowen, both of Dubuque; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Robert and Clarence "Chick" Bowen; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Duggan.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at St.Patrick's Church. Entombment was in Resurrection Garden Mausoleum in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Military honors were accorded by Dubuque Post #6, American Legion.

A Donald J. Bowen Memorial Fund has been established in lieu of flowers.

Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque handled arrangements.

Elaine D. Iverson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Elaine D. Iverson, 76, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

The former Elaine Brunn was born Dec. 28, 1922, in the Town of Union, Eau Claire County, to Herman and Loretta (Backus) Brunn. She moved in 1925 with her family to the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, and graduated in 1941 from Menomonie High School.

Elaine married Harlan Iverson on Sept. 16, 1950, in California. She worked for 46 years for the Dunn County Health Department, retiring in December 1987.

Elaine was a member for 25 years of the Ludington Guard Band and of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She is survived by her husband, Harlan, of Spring Valley; one brother, Myrl (Jan) Brunn of Elk Mound; two sisters, Marion Brunn and Gail Krause, both of Menomonie; two nephews, Donald Krause of Colfax and James Krause of Menomonie; and one great-nephew, Dalton Krause of Menomonie.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Michael Brunn.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Spring burial will be in Gilman Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Gilman, Pierce County.

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

Shirley V. Marfell

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Shirley V. Marfell, 83, formerly of Boyceville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville.

Shirley was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Syracuse, NY to Harris and Agnes (Larsen) Jenks. Shortly after they moved to Minneapolis, where Shirley grew up. On April 18, 1936, Shirley married Donald Marfell in Minneapolis.

In 1944, they bought an 80-acre farm near Boyceville, where they farmed until 1964 when they moved near Wheeler. In 1970, they moved into Boyceville where they lived until moving into the Parkview Nursing Home.

Shirley is survived by six children, Mary E. (Ray) Zempel of Chippewa Falls, James E. (Barbara) Marfell of Pea Ridge, Ariz., Judith A. Olson of Hudson, Susan M. (Wray) Deacon of Eau Claire, Carl J. (Raymond) Talmage of Boyceville, and William J. (Amy) Marfell of Fergus Falls, Minn.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three sisters, Marian Spooner of Winona, Minn., Penny (Richard) Hanna of Tryon, NC and Joan (Earl) Fritchman of Winona; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, in 1997; a brother, John Jenks; and a sister, Grace Moore.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Spring burial will be in Hay River Cemetery, Town of Hay River, Dunn County. Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Kenneth D. Parker

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Kenneth D. Parker, 80, of Mondovi, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Feb. 28, 1918, in the Town of Albany, Pepin County, to Will A. and Essie Mae (Silvernail) Parker. He married Irene Winsand on June 23, 1938, in Decorah, Iowa.

Ken owned and operated the Coast to Coast Store in Blair from 1949 to 1952. He returned to Mondovi where he operated a trucking business. He founded Parker Limestone Works and operated it from 1954 to 1984.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi.

He is survived by two sons, Gary (Janice) Parker of Mondovi and Dan (friend, Pam Yeager) Parker of Eau Claire; two daughters, Luanne (Parker) Reckin of Menomonie and Linda Parker (Jerry Serum) of Hudson; four grandchildren Jennifer (Reckin) Bates, Jodi (Reckin) Black, Jeremy Parker and Josh Parker; one great-granddaughter, Kayla Black; and one sister, Dorothy Sie of Mondovi.

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

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, from Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi. Rev. David Maki will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kjentvet & Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi, and from noon until time of service Friday at the church.

Adam M. Gergen

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Adam Milton Gergen, 75, of Prescott, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1998 [sic] at the St. Croix Care Center in Prescott.

Milt was born May 27, 1923, in Douglas township, Dakota County, Minn., the son of Nicholas and Margaret (Weller) Gergen. He was a 1941 graduate of Hastings High School. He served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He married Elaine Tronnier on Sept. 6, 1943.

He lived in Madison and Menomonie while working for the Wisconsin State Crop Improvement Dept. as seed inspector until moving to Prescott. He was then employed by M.G.K. as a lab technician for many years.

He enjoyed working in the yard and growing flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Prescott; four children, Nancy (Tom) Suckow of Menomonie, Tom (Sandy) Gergen of Prescott, John (Kathy) Gergen of Prescott, and Sue (Dan) Murphy of Ellsworth; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Majeski of Woodbury, Minn., and Bernadine Polglase of Hastings, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gary, an infant son, three brothers, and four sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prescott. The Rev. Thomas Mannion will officiate. interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, where a vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home in Prescott is handling arrangements.

Rosalie Johanson

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Rosalie Johanson, 98, of Elmwood died Monday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

The former Rosalie Tischmann was born Aug. 14, 1900, in Secaucus, NJ to Rudolph and Clara (Karasch) Tischmann.

She later moved to Wisconsin and lived on a farm between Knapp and Boyceville, where she enjoyed raising sheep.

Rosalie has resided at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home for more than 10 years.

She is survived by grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Rosalie was proceeded [sic] in death by her parents; her husband; and a son.

Funeral services for Rosalie will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Jean Gfall officiating. Friends may call 1 hour before the service at the funeral home.

Viola E. Howell

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 20, 1999, p. A6

Viola E. Howell, 90, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Viola was born April 30, 1908 in Valley City, ND. She has been a resident of Dunn County most of her life. She married Glen throne in 1925, and they farmed near Eau Galle. She later married Frank Howell in 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Viola is survived by four sisters, Donna Hamilton of White Water, Calif.; Lena Johnson of Auburn, Calif.; Cleo (Cliff) Brubaker of Port Depoist, Md.; Lila (Tom) Dean of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Blanche Seger; three brothers, Albert, Eugene and Milo Seger; and her husband.

Funeral services for Viola will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Olson Funeral home in Menomonie,with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Spring burial will be in Clear View Cemetery in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and an hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mavis L. Phillips

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 24, 1999, A6

Mavis L. Phillips, 82, of Elmwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at her home.

The former Mavis Burck was born Jan. 27, 1916, in Downsville to Otto and Anna (House) Burck. she was raised in the Downsville area. she helped at home on the farm and also worked out as a housekeeper for several people.

Mavis married Jesse Phillips on Aug. 29, 1940, in Decorah, Iowa. her sister, Loretta, and husband, Telmer Steinmeyer, were their attendants. After their marriage, Mavis and Jesse lived in rural Menomonie, and Mavis helped on the farm as well as being a homemaker. She has lived in Elmwood since 1975.

Mavis was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, baking and cooking for her family, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. The last few years, she enjoyed visiting with friends on her front porch. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Mavis is survived by two daughters and three sons, Irene (Edwin) Johnson of Spring Valley, Raymond Phillips of Elmwood, Allen Phillips of Menomonie, Russell (Mandy) Phillips of Menomonie and Audrey (Larry) Stabenow of Wheeler; two sisters, Loretta Steinmeyer and Shirley (Thor) Edgeberg, both of Menomonie; one brother, Dewayne (Janice) Burck of Freeport, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Ranie Kannel of Colfax, Lisa Van Dusartz of Woodbury, Minn., Edwin Johnson Jr. of Madison, Renae Stewart of Elmwood, Russell Phillips Jr. of Menomonie, Rhonda Phillips of Spring Valley, Rocky Phillips of Menomonie, Marisa Ehrnreiter of Menomonie, and Dwayne Stabenow of Ridgeland; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Jesse; a special grandson,Kyle James Stabenow; two sisters, Millie and Irma; and three brothers, Kenneth, Leland and Otto Jr.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 22,1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Grace M. Metcalfe

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 24, 1999, A6

Grace M. Metcalfe, age 101 years and 11 months, formerly of Menomonie,died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999 at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

The former Grace Marie Miller was born Feb. 21, 1897 in Lafayette County to Herman and Charlotte (Parmer) Miller. She married Eli Metcalfe on Sep. 5, 1916, in Neillsville. After living in Osseo several years, they moved in 1940 to Menomonie, where Grace resided until going to Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home eight years ago.

Grace is survived by three daughters, Florence Michaletz of Minnetonka, Minn., Fayella Jackson of Menomonie, and Marian (Wesley) Seffrood of Darlington; one sister, Fayme Welty of Minnetonka; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eli; a son, Elon; a daughter, Dorothy; and three sons-in-law, Howard Abraham, Efford Michaletz and Conrad Jackson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Hilman G. Shaw

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 27, 1999, A6

Hilman G. Shaw, 81, of Boyceville, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

He was born Feb. 24,1917, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Leonard and Minnie (Moe) Shaw. Hilman married the formerly Myrtle Schutts on May 4, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minn.

They lived in St. Paul, Minn. from the early 1940s until 1965, when they moved to the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, and farmed the Schutts farm they had purchased in 1954. Hilman farmed until retiring in 1988.

He was an active member of the St. Paul Lions Club and the Menomonie Lions Club for 43 years and for 33 of those years he had perfect attendance.

Hilman is survived by two sons and one daughter, Gerene (Susan) Shaw and David (Cheri) Shaw, both of Boyceville, and Debbie (Raymond) Meyer of Elk Mound; best friend, Ramona Stevens of Boyceville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six sisters and two brothers, Myrtle Robbins of Michigan, Lenore Wisdom of Fairview Bay, Ark., Elaine Krueger of Boyceville, Marvel Rowell of Douglas, Ga, Ruth (Harlan) Rognhold of Eau Claire, Malcolm (Marlys) Shaw of Boyceville, Violet (Eugene) Harland of Almena, and Gilman Shaw of West Sacramento, Calif; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myrtle; and an infant sister, Joyce.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Sherman Cemetery in the spring.

The family will meet with friends at the church one hour prior to services.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Joyce Ellen Lipovsky

Dunn County News, Wed, Jan. 27, 1999, A6

Joyce Ellen Lipovsky, 55, daughter of Marion Lipovsky, formerly of

Boyceville, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at her home in Hopkins, Minn.

No services are planned at present; a spring interment service will take place at a later date.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Darrel Ray Bingham

Dunn County News, Sun, Jan. 31, 1999, p. A6

Darrel Ray Bingham, 73, of Minneapolis, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Walker Methodist Nursing Home in Minneapolis.

He was born Dec. 24,1925, in Groton, S.D.,' to Scott and Gladiene (Litzkow) Bingham.

He graduated from Groton High School on May 26, 1943, and served from Feb. 23, 1944, until Nov. 23, 1949, in the U.S. Navy. Receiving his discharge, he attended the. Van Sant School of Business in Omaha, Neb., and received his degree in accounting on Feb. 14,1951.

He worked at Honeywell for 35 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1986.

He was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Minneapolis since 1952 and served 14 years as church treasurer.

He is survived by six sisters, Margaret (Mae) McCary of Omaha, Marion May of Groton, Betty (Lyle) Beguhn of Menomonie, Glenna Bingham of Peoria, Ill., Patty Ladika of Denver, Colo., and Sandra (Tom) Lierman of Menomonie; one brother, Carrol (Lois) Bingham, of Saratogo, Calif; nieces and nephews;, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Yula; one nephew, Bill; two grandnephews; and one grandniece.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Simpson Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Memorial gifts are preferred to the Cancer Society or Simpson Methodist Church.

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