Dunn County Obituaries
October 2000

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the October 1, 2000 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Helen Singerhouse Cunniff

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, A6

Helen Singerhouse Cunniff of Lake Orion, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Pontiac Orthopedic Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., after a long lingering illness.

She was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Menomonie to Hugo and Alice (Hallstein) Singerhouse.

Helen was owner of Cunniff Art Gallery in Lake Orion. She was an artist who worked in watercolors, acrylics and oils. Her paintings of flowers, earth and elements are known world-wide.

She taught many children and adults the art of painting. She served on the board of the Orion Art Center, and was instrumental in establishing the Snow Flake Ball in 1990, which is a major fund raiser for the Art Center in Lake Orion.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Trudi Malhotra of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; two sons, Steve (Paulette) Garnett of Mason, Mich., and Jeff Garnett of Holt, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Paige (Bob) Wurtz, Lauren, Jeff Jr., Michael, Kris, Shaun and Kelly; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene (Wallace) Brunn of Menomonie, Doris (Wayne) Klinkhammer of Owatonna, Minn., and Laura (Ted) Beguhn of Elk Mound; and two brothers, Robert (Mary Jane) Singerhouse and Ronald Singerhouse, both of Menomonie.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, on the grounds of the Lake Orion Art Center. The Rev. Mary Margaret Eckhardt officiated.

Helen also wrote poetry and she wrote the following poem last June:

THOUGHTS "00

My life is full of memories

That keep me going on

Making still more memories

To comfort when I'm gone

For I will go more peacefully

If I have done my best

Please be spiritually peaceful

When my ashes lay in rest

For they are but the residue

Of the temple I once dwelt in

No more coming and going now

No more thought of man made sin

My angel guides me on my quest

Together we will be our best

At keeping touch with souls we know

Still struggling on the earth below

The turtle dove keeps flying home

And yellow are the willow

Returns in spring again

Again and again and again.

Gladys I. Shafer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, A6

Gladys I. Shafer, age 73, of Loves Park, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home.

The former Gladys Ione Flynn was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Eau Claire to John F. and Rose E. (Sirinek) Flynn. She married Clifford E. Shafer in Waukegan, Ill., on Oct. 4, 1952.

Gladys was employed 10 years by the Winnebago County Treasurer's Office, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gladys is survived by her husband, Clifford; two daughters, Teresa Villareal and Patrice Pruitt, both of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Joseph and Erin Fitzgerald of Dallas; a great-granddaughter, Chloe; and a brother, Leland Flynn of Fond du Lac.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Loves Park, and graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted with local arrangements.

Al A. Sprader

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, A6

Al A. Sprader, age 70, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Al was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Ivanhoe, Minn., the son of Frank and Emily (Drietz) Sprader. When a youngster, Al resided a majority of the time in Marshall, Minn., where he graduated from high school. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

On Sept. 4, 1954, Al married Jeanne Dale in Sioux City, Iowa. He worked for the Goodyear Tire Co. in Worthington, Minn., until they moved to Menomonie in 1976. While in Menomonie he worked for Hydro Irrigation and also 3M, retiring in 1995.

Al was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and served on the Parish Council. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, and served on the board of the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce. Al was also instrumental in developing the D.E.T. program in Menomonie.

Al is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Anne (Rod) Johnson of Eagan, Minn., and Mary (Scott) Howard of Menomonie; two sons, Dan (Kay) of Fond du Lac and Steve (Bobbie) of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; his mother, Emily Sprader of Mitchell, S.D.; two brothers, Louis of Huntsville, Ala., and David of Garland, Texas; and five sisters, Eleanor Sprader and Darlene Davis, both of Garland, Delores Leuck of Omaha, Neb., Marion Bies of Mitchell, and Roseann Richards of Sacramento, Calif.

His father, Frank, and a brother, Floyd, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Lung Association or to St. Joseph's Building Fund. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.

Valeria Micheels Angelbeck

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 4, 2000, A6

Valeria Micheels Angelbeck, age 95, a native of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Bakersfield, Calif.

Mrs. Angelbeck was the daughter of William and Christine Micheels who, along with a sister, Lucille Pannell, a brother, Dr. William Micheels, former president of Stout State University, and her oldest son Peter, preceded here in death.

She is survived by a sister, Esther Lyders of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, R. Micheels of Roseville, Calif. and John of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Kristine Goplen of Van Nuys, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Valeria attended Menomonie schools and graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. She was a member of the St. Olaf Band and St. Olaf Choir. After graduation, she was supervisor of music at Chatfield, Minn., and then at Kohler, where she met and married Reuben C. Angelbeck, who was advertising manager with Kohler Co. Their marriage of 64 years ended with Reuben's death at age 103.

During her 33 years in Kohler Village she was deeply involved in the activities of the Lutheran Church at national, state and local levels. She was named official visitor to the 1957 Lutheran World Federation in Minneapolis, was president of the Wisconsin Conference of Lutheran Church Women in 1956-58, was a member of the Women's Review Board and Social Missions of the United Lutheran Church of America, president of her own congregation and Women of the Church, and organist and choir director.

Mrs. Angelbeck was involved in civic and community affairs as a member of the Children's Board of Sheboygan County, and as president of the Kohler Women's Club, at that time the largest in the state.

The Angelbecks moved to California following Reuben's retirement in 1962 from Kohler Co. They joined Redeemer Lutheran Church where she became organist, choir director, and leader in the activities of the women of the congregation.

She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, 1964-65 edition.

Edgar R. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 4, 2000, A6

Edgar R. Johnson, 78, of Menomonie, formerly of Maiden Rock, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Maiden Rock. Interment will be in Marie Lund Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Edgar's family. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services in Maiden Rock (448-2951).

Arthur J. Nelson Sr.

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 4, 2000, A6, A8

Arthur J. Nelson Sr., age 85, of Boyceville, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Art came into this world on Sept. 30, 1914, in Ridgeland to Albert and Carrie (Gorden) Nelson. At age six months, after his father died in a horse and buggy accident, Art went to live with his grandma and grandpa Gorden on a farm in the village of Boyceville, now known as Countryview Trailer Court.

Art was introduced at the age six years to the work that would become his life's profession by helping his grandfather sell and distribute milk from the milk house. They delivered milk using horses and a sleigh during the winter or a wagon during the summer.

Art attended school in Boyceville. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In November 1932, Art married Gladys Lewis and they farmed in the Clover Valley area, just north of Wheeler. To this union three children were born: Lorelei, Art Jr. "Sonny", and Bethany "Betsy".

Art moved the family to Billings, Mont., where he worked for the Soo Line Railroad for one year. Art then signed a two-year contract to work on the Alcan Highway in Alaska. Art and family returned to Boyceville where Art worked for John Dale in the Graytown area north of Connorsville.

He then purchased the old Charley May farm between Downing and Boyceville. After a couple of years, they sold the farm and moved to the Thompson farm on CTH J and he went to work for the Barron County Lime Quarry. Art eventually bought a milk route from Dale Siler and moved into the Connorsville area in order to be closer to his work.

They moved back to the John Dale farm where he lived and operated his business until 1961 when they purchased the Burton farm on CTH Q where he continued hauling milk and farming. After retiring in June 1991, he continued to help son-in-law Jerry with farming.

Art's profession that started out by selling bottles of milk, hauling canned milk on a flatbed truck, to an actual van to bulk trucks grew to a trucking business which involved much of his family. The business was started by Art, carried on by Art Jr., and continues with granddaughter-in-law Darlene and great-grandson Curt Nelson.

Art was a quiet, caring man who touched the lives of many through his work. He lived with the motto, "Never take a day off and you won't miss it." Art always had time for you. He was dependable. "You could set your watch by him." Art worked hard during the day and in the evening he enjoyed his family and friends.

When the children were younger, he would take the children and neighbor children to Reeve for a movie. During the movie, he would pitch horseshoes with other fathers.

Art enjoyed attending auctions and watching the grandchildren in sports. He could be seen leading a horse up the road, giving one or two children a ride.

Art loved working with horses and would spend hours decorating harnesses. The last few years, Art lived on the farm with daughter Betsy and her family. When the children were small, it was always grandpa's job to get Scott and Matt their haircuts or Shelia her shoes. Art could always be heard singing or whistling. He was the best father and grandfather a child could ever have. Art had many grandchildren on the milk routes just from the love he gave and received in return.

Art was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; wife Gladys in 1991; son Art Jr. in 1997; son-in-law Jim Sharbono in 1997; grandson Steve in 2000; brother Melvin; and sister Hilda Loset.

Art is survived by two daughters, Lorelei Sharbono of Minneapolis, Minn., and Betsy (Jerry) Malean of Downing; a daughter-in-law, LaVonne Nelson of Dennison, Minn.; two half brothers, Lloyd and Donald Ellefson of Minneapolis; a sister-in-law, Gwen Doyle; nine grandchildren, Rich and Jeff Sharbono, Sheila, Scott and Matt Malean, Mike and Patrick Nelson, Sue Rasmussen and Sandy Dotseth; 18 great-grandchildren, Curtis, Natalie and Keith Nelson, Kyle and Kayla Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Colby and Jake Dotseth, Eric and Ashley Rasmussen, Jill, MacKenzie, Justin, Joe and Jacob Sharbono, and Cassandra, Brandon and Justin Malean; a great-great-granddaughter, Sarah Albers; a special nephew, Brian Doyle, whom he helped raise; and by other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at West Akers Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Richard "Dick" Risler

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 4, 2000, A8

Richard "Dick" Risler, age 71, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, of congestive heart failure at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Haines City.

Richard was born Oct. 12, 1928, in rural Durand, the son of John and Mary (Burger) Risler. He was the twelfth child born in their family of 13 children. Dick lived in that area until he was 23.

He married Joan Huppert on May 27, 1952. They farmed for 10 years and then moved to the Village of Rusk (near Menomonie) in June 1962. Dick and Joan owned and operated Rusk Implement until they retired in 1985.

They traveled in their motor home and always spent the winter months in Florida because Dick loved fishing! They both enjoyed visiting with friends, playing cards, and dancing together. In 1993, they purchased a home in a mobile home park in Haines City.

After he suffered a stroke in 1994, he was slightly paralyzed on his left side. However, he could still enjoy playing cards, visiting with friends, and listening to polka music. Dick was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Haines City.

Dick is survived by his wife, Joan, of 48 years; eight children, Jim (Lorie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Linda (Mark) Doherty of Boyden, Iowa, Cathy Surges of Warrenton, Va., Jan Risler and John (Denise), both of Menomonie, Sandy (Duane) Apel of West Bend, Fred "Allen" (Lisa) Risler of Trinity, Texas, and Chuck (Stacy) of Colfax; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Agnes Wittig of Elmwood, Anna Pelke of Durand, Gertrude Whiteside of Pueblo, Colo., and Helen Beaton of Eau Claire; and two brothers, Paul of Elmwood and Joseph of Plum City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Theresa; three older sisters, Mary Poeschel, Julia Poeschel and Sophia Noll; and two brothers, William and Phillip.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in the church cemetery.

The family prefers memorials to the Local Chapter of the American Heart Association, 800 Wisconsin St., Mail Box 31, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3578. (Please include his name with the memorial.)

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

Gertrude M. Crowley

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A6

Gertrude M. Crowley, age 87, formerly of 901 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Dove Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Eau Claire.

She was born July 5, 1913, in Lansing, Iowa, to Benjamin and Amanda Feuerhelm. Gertrude grew up in Lansing and moved to Kenyon, Minn., and then to Elmwood in 1953. She later moved to Menomonie where she was a cook at the Bolo Inn and then at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she worked until her retirement in 1978.

After her retirement, Gertrude was a babysitter for more than 20 years in the Menomonie and Eau Claire area. She moved to Eau Claire in 1982, where she was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dale (Charlene) Kiesau of Menomonie and Clay Crowley of Eau Claire; three grandchildren, Mark (Patty) Kiesau, Brian (Shelia) Kiesau, and Dawn Kiesau, all of Menomonie; four great-grandchildren, Nicole, Kayla, Abbigail and Dalton Kiesau, all of Menomonie; three brothers, Vernon (Pearl) Feuerhelm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ronald (Bernadine) and Walter (Dorothy) Feuerhelm, both of Ellsworth; two sisters-in-law, Ivy Feuerhelm of Ellsworth and Jan Feuerhelm of Black River Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie; her parents; and two brothers, Everett and Glenn Feuerhelm.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Epiphany Lutheran Church with Pastor Brent L. Parrish officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Ellsworth Township near Ellsworth.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Anna H. Diko

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A6

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Anna H. Diko, 86, of Boyceville, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Anna Helen Vano was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Boyceville to Andrew and Johanna (Boda) Vano. Ann married Paul Diko on Jan. 29, 1950, in Chicago.

They lived in Chicago for many years. After retiring in 1983, they moved to Boyceville. Ann was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Boyceville.

Ann is survived by a son, Michael Paul (Debra) Diko of Minneapolis; a daughter, Paula Ann (David) Strietelmeier of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren, Andrew, Helen and Susan Strietelmeier of Valparaiso; two sisters, Amelia Vano and Pauline Vano, both of Boyceville, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, and five brothers, Paul, John, Andrew, Steve and Julius Vano.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County, with Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before the service on Monday.

Winifred B. Kirk

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A6, A15

Winifred B. Kirk, age 89, of Colby, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Colonial Center in Colby.

Winifred was born June 10, 1911, in Menomonie, the daughter of Emil and Lena (Hess) Rudiger. She graduated in 1928 from Menomonie High School. She married Robert Kirk on June 24, 1938. They lived in Indiana and Missouri for about 10 years during the 1940s and early 1950s. They returned to Menomonie and remained there until Winifred moved to Marshfield in 1996 to be closer to her daughter.

Winifred has been a resident of the Colonial Center in Colby for the last year and a half. Her husband Robert died in 1983.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Gerald) Holubets of Marshfield; a son, Thomas (Mary) Kirk of Sauk City; a brother, Robert Rudiger of Hayward; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Winifred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, two sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Helen L. Harris

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A15

 

Helen L. Harris, 94, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Helen Lucille DeWitt was born June 2, 1906, in Vernon County to Levi and Sena (Thompson) DeWitt. She married Frank Harris on July 26, 1924, in Tomah.

Helen worked for several years as a cook at the Government Indian School in Tomah. She and her husband operated hardware stores in both Tomah and then Virocqua after moving there in 1958. Following the death of her husband in 1968, Helen moved to Menomonie in 1969, where has lived since.

Helen was a member of the United Methodist Church of Menomonie. She also enjoyed crocheting and watching her grandchildren grow up. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Anna Rae (Archie) of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Jeff (Lisa) Abbott of Eau Claire and Julie Abbott of Seminole, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Shelby and Parker Abbott and Eric and Lucas Stelter, and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; a sister, Leola Vandervort, and two brothers, Kenneth and Thomas DeWitt.

Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday), where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at First United Methodist Church in Tomah, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah.

Mildred J. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A15

Mildred J. Johnson, 93, formerly of Boyceville, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City, with Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

Evelyn A. King

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, A15

Evelyn A. King, 88, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from noon on Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

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Margaret E. Rogers

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 11, 2000, A6

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Margaret E. Rogers, age 92, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Margaret was born Aug. 29, 1908, in Winona, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Aurelia (Radue) Simon. She grew up in southeastern Minnesota, and when a teenager, moved with her family to the Hatchville area of Dunn County. Margaret married LeRoy Rogers on June 1, 1929, in Stillwater, Minn. After marriage, they farmed in the Weston area of Dunn County for many years.

Margaret later moved to the Hosford-Rich Apartments and worked at Bark's Bakery in Menomonie. She was a very active member of St. Joseph's Church and Palmer Homemakers. She loved to cook, crochet and do things for other people. She will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by five sons, Andrew, LaVerne (Sally), Loren (Connie) and Chuck (Colleen), all of Menomonie, and Ralph (Bev) of Georgetown, Texas; three daughters, Vi (Ray) Traxler of Menomonie, Edith (Dallas) Pankowski of Plover, and Karen (Lee) Kundy of Wilson; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pearl Eickhoff of Hillsboro, Ore.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy in 1970; a daughter, Jeanette in 1998; a son, Stanley in infancy; a granddaughter, Tammy Rogers; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Rogers; a son-in-law, LeRoy Freiberg; five sisters, Tena Missell, Dora Knegendorf, Emma Roselack, Bernice Labs and Lilly Ferber; and two brothers, Albert and Leonard Simon.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Evelyn A. King

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 11, 2000, A6

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Evelyn A. King, age 88, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at her home.

The former Evelyn Avis Emma Grambo was born July 15, 1912, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to William and Helena (Suckow) Grambo. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and attended Menomonie High School.

Evelyn married George King in 1933 in Menomonie. She lived most of her life in Menomonie and worked as an office assistant at the Farmers' Store.

Evelyn was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Some of her main interests were bowling and needlework and she was an avid card player. She also enjoyed the company of her friends and neighbors at the Hosford-Rich Apartments, and she greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Evelyn is survived by her grandchildren, Kimberly (Thomas) Stauss of Racine and Curtis (Jane) Fortin of Delafield; six great-grandchildren, Anthony Stauss 19, Lindsey Stauss 16, Leslie Stauss 10, Sebastian Fortin 9, Bianca Fortin 4, and Iana Fortin 1; a son-in-law, James "Skip" Fortin of Jefferson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; three brothers, Richard, Alfred and William Grambo; two sisters, Leona Potter and Ida Duffy; and her daughter, Helen Fortin.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

William W. Josephson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 11, 2000, A6

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William W. Josephson, age 71, of Menomonie, passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, from acute leukemia, with his family at his side.

He was born in Menomonie on Dec. 8, 1928, to Ray and Buelah (Monk) Josephson. On June 10, 1950, he married his beloved wife, Marlys Metling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott; his sister, Mina Lu; and brothers-in-law, James Lehn and William Borm.

Bill graduated from Menomonie High School in 1946. He attended The Stout Institute from 1946 to 1949. In 1947, he joined "A" Company, 128th Inf. Regiment, and later became platoon sergeant until 1958. Bill then joined the 397th Combat Engineer Battalion as operations sergeant for the battalion.

He joined his father in business at the Flame Lounge in Menomonie in 1950 and purchased the business in 1960 when his father retired. From 1960 to 1989, he and Marlys owned and operated the business with their sons, before retiring in 1989.

One of Bill's great enjoyments in life was watching his sons compete in athletics throughout their school years. He also received great enjoyment watching his grandchildren (Ryan and Ashley) in their school activities.

Bill belonged to the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce for 29 years and was on its Board of Directors from 1972 to 1974. He was a 25-year member of the Menomonie Lions Club with perfect attendance. He sponsored nine new Lion members and received the membership advancement key. He also served on various community-university relations committees.

Bill was a charter member of the Menomonie Packer Backers and held the offices of president, vice president and secretary, and was a member of the board of directors during his tenure. Bill also served on the Menomonie City Council from 1985 to 1987 and belonged to the Dunn County Tavern League for many years, holding the offices of president, vice president and secretary.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marlys; son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Diane (grandchildren Ryan and Ashley); son, Tim, and daughter-in-law, Jenna; his sister, Mary Rae, and brother-in-law, O.C. Adamson; sister-in-law, Julie Borm; favorite niece, Sue Borm; nephew, Rob Borm, and wife, Tammy (great-nephew William), and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dan Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in 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.

Jerrod M. Albricht

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, A6

Jerrod M. Albricht, age 21, of Colfax, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Jerrod was born Nov. 12, 1978, in Menomonie to Jerry and Jolene (Sundby) Albricht. He was a 1997 graduate of Colfax High School, where he was active in sports, his favorite being softball. He coached a Junior Babe Ruth team this summer and was active in FFA. Jerrod was a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, studying agricultural education and coaching.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Jolene of Colfax; one brother, Jordon; a sister, Jenna; his grandparents, John and Elaine Sundby and Harold and Ruth Albricht; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, from the Colfax High School-Martin Anderson Gym in Colfax. Pastor Steve Groves officiated with burial in Hill Grove Cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

 

Dorothy M. Hansen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, A6

Dorothy M. Hansen, age 69, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born Nov. 7, 1930, in New Orleans, La., and married Duane in September, 1959. She was a member of the Women of the Moose for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Duane Hansen of Menomonie; a sister, Gloria (Oliver) Blanchard of Gretna, La.; four nieces, a nephew, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at St. Joseph's Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

 

Laura T. Zeilinger

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct, 18, 2000, A6

Laura T. Zeilinger, age 79, of Elmwood, formerly of Eau Galle, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

She was born June 29, 1921, in Eau Galle, the daughter of Julius and Mayme (Bauer) Zeilinger. She was raised in Eau Galle and lived in that community most of her life. She was a resident the last 15 years of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Laura is survived by two brothers, LaVerne (Marjorie) Zeilinger of Elmwood and Richard (Lorraine) Zeilinger of Durand; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lorraine Ebensperger, and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. The Rev. Roy Mish officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

 

Helen C. Iverson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct, 18, 2000, A6

Helen C. Iverson, age 83, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Alterra Sterling House of Menomonie with hospice.

The former Helen Carol Smith was born March 12, 1917, in Menomonie to William A. and Olga C. (Olson) Smith. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1935 and received a bachelor's degree in 1939 from The Stout Institute.

Helen married Herbert C. Iverson on June 9, 1941, at the Little Brown Church in The Vale in Decorah, Iowa. They lived in several cities during World War II, when her husband taught aircraft welding for the Navy.

After the war, they lived in Alpena, Mich., and Whitefish Bay. Helen taught home economics in high schools throughout the Upper Midwest, on and off for 33 years, retiring in 1972. She and her husband moved to Menomonie in 1977.

Helen was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her husband and also enjoyed gardening and reading.

Helen is survived by a daughter, Susan (Richard) Malen of Menomonie; a son, Charles (Janis) Iverson of Belvidere, Ill.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Iverson (Colin Mathews) of Charlestown, Mass., Peter (Melissa) Malen of St. Paul, Minn., Andrew Iverson of Chicago, Ill., and Sarah (Seth) Foreman of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Malen and Katherine Foreman; a brother, William C. (Joan) Smith of Brown Deer; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; and two sisters, Mary Smith and Emily Peter.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Dan Alexander and Kurt Larson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, A6

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Olga Berg

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

Olga Berg, age 88, of Dallas, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

She was born July 31, 1912, in Hayward to Frederick and Andrea (Wikander) Gronning. When a youth, she moved with her family to the Dallas area and later graduated from Rice Lake High School. Olga worked at Harstad's Restaurant and later Jorstad's Store. She then worked for Williamson's Resort in Hayward.

She was married to Knute Berg on Aug. 19, 1938, in Pine City, Minn. She raised her family in Dallas and was a very active member of the Dallas Lutheran Church as well as the Barron Medical Center Auxiliary and the local 4-H, and loved to sew and garden.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Doug) Haugestuen of Dallas and Marilyn (Jerry) Harbaugh of Jamestown, N.D.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Gronning of Connorsville, Ind.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Knute on Dec. 6, 1988, two brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, from the Dallas Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating. Burial was in the Dallas Cemetery.

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

William Christopherson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

 

William Christopherson, age 83, of Ridgeland, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the Barron Medical Center.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, from New Hope Lutheran Church-Pine Creek with Pastor Barbara Koch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

 

Rebecca A. Myers

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

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Rebecca A. Myers died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her home with her family.

She was born May 18, 1951, in Eau Claire, the daughter of William J. and Alice M. (Fisher) Myers. She grew up on the Heatherdale Farm in the Town of Tainter, rural Menomonie, and graduated in 1969 from Menomonie High School.

In 1975, Becky moved to Knapp and worked at the family owned restaurant, The Knapp House, and also at the Knapp Post Office. She returned to Menomonie in 1991 to work for 3M.

Becky is survived by a daughter and son, Valerie Ahrens and Aaron Ahrens (Lisa Taft), both of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Kevin and Kyle Ahrens of Menomonie; her mother, Alice Myers of DeForest; three sisters, Chjar (Tom) Johnson of Medford, Sacia (Rodney) Pence of Windsor, and Billie Jo (Will) Fiege of Menomonie; a stepbrother, Michael (Debbie) Myers of California; and many family members and friends that loved her very much.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Myers; a sister, Velvet Myers; a stepbrother, Don Myers; material grandparents, Louie and Olga Fisher; and her paternal grandparents, John and Lottie Myers.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Chaplain Susan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

 

Leona M. Bublitz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

Leona M. Bublitz, age 100, of Aitkin, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.

She was born on July 15, 1900, in Dunn County. She attended schools in the Town of Sherman and then Dunn County Normal School in Menomonie. She taught schools in rural Dunn County.

She married Alex Bublitz in 1919 in Red Cedar. After their marriage, they lived in Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minn. They later moved to Aitkin where they operated Cedar Lake Resort in the 1950s. They lived in the Farm Island area and later moved into Aitkin. In her latter years, she moved to the Aicota Health Care Center. Mr. Bublitz died in 1980.

She is survived by a daughter, Violet Larson of Bloomington, Minn.; three grandchildren, Gary and Nancy Larson and Susan and Robert Abbott, both of Eagan, Minn., and Kay and Gary Hedenland of Minneapolis, Minn.; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ella Christiansen of Minneapolis and Freida Kessler of Oxford, Miss.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating.

Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin handled arrangements.

 

Joseph E. Baier

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

Joseph E. Baier, age 65, of Bremerton, Wash., formerly of Eau Galle, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home with his family in Bremerton.

Joe was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Menomonie, the son of Earl and Evelyn (Bates) Baier. Joe grew up in the Eau Galle community and graduated in 1952 from Durand High School. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Navy.

He married Marlene Myers on Feb. 22, 1958, in New York. Joe retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander in 1975 after serving 23 years. He was a Vietnam veteran, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V".

Following his military career, he served as executive director of the Port of Anacortes for a number of years. Joe was a life member of the Washington Public Ports Association, and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, VFW, American Legion, and the Retired Officers Association. Joe loved computers and was a member of K-Mug, a local computer club.

Joe is survived by his wife, Marlene; two sons, Gregory and Mark (Elisabeth), both of Spokane, Wash.; two daughters, Diane (Scott) Cobain and Suzanne Baier, both of Bremerton; two brothers, Henry (Mary) of Menomonie and Richard (Marilyn) of Elmwood; five grandchildren, Kelsey and Erin Cobain of Bremerton, and Madeleine, Francesca and Genevieve Baier of Spokane; many nieces and nephews; and "Murphy," his beloved dog.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eugene.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Roy Mish officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 6:30 p.m.

 

Gerald 'Jerry' A. Hansen

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A6

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Gerald "Jerry" A. Hansen, age 62, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born July 9, 1938, in Menomonie to Harold and Reba (Wold) Hansen. He married Linda Behling on June 16, 1973, in Lake City, Minn. Gerald served in the Army from 1961-63 and was honored as a sharpshooter with a M-14 rifle. He loved hunting, fishing and boating.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Linda Hansen; one daughter, Amy (Steven) Matson, and one son, Otis (Deb) Lightle, both of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Steven Jr., Samantha, Shawne, Nikita and Casey; one stepson, Kerry (Amanda) Schutte; his father, Harold of Tainter Lake; two brothers, Eugene (Jackie) Hansen of Forest Lake, Minn., and Duane L. Hansen of Menomonie; several "adopted" sons, Richard (Kathy) Thibado, Louis Cave, Lee Thibado, Monty Keeley, Neil Lutz, Duane Windsor and Adrian Scott; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Reba Bush, and stepfather, Stewart Bush.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Doering officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Joyce Fraedrich Walter

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A8

Joyce Fraedrich Walter, age 65, who retired in 1997 as Chief of the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died at home on Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, from pancreatic cancer.

Mrs. Walter, who lived in Burke, Va., was born a farmer's daughter in Pine River and graduated valedictorian from Weyauwega High School. She earned a BS in home economics and an MS in food science and nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a Master of Public Health degree in nutrition from Tulane University.

A registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, Mrs. Walter was a member of the American Dietetic Association, and collaborated on research in nutrition at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

While living in Germany in the early 1980s, Mrs. Walter contributed to improving relations between the U.S. military and German civilians by inaugurating the "Wives as Good Ambassabors" program, involving over 20,000 military spouses.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, retired Navy Capt. John A. Walter; her brother, Gerald Fraedrich of Neenah; three children, Patty Harrington of Eugene, Ore., Scott Walter of Nancy, France, and Rich Walter of Walnut Creek, Calif; five grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at the Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Menomonie. Lunch served following services.

 

Agnes L. Kelley

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, A8

Agnes L. Kelley, age 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her home at Alterra Sterling House in Menomonie.

Agnes was born May 4, 1912, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (House) Finder. Agnes grew up in that community and married James F. Kelley on Sept. 27, 1934, in Stillwater, Minn.

After marriage, they farmed together in the Towns of Lucas and Menomonie. Agnes later worked in food service for the Lucas School and at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. James died in 1978 and she has resided the last three years at the Alterra Sterling House.

Agnes is survived by two daughters, Doris Kelley of Menomonie and Rosemary (John) Lynch of River Falls; a son, Michael (Jean) of New Richmond; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Kelley of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Peggy (James) Beattie, Mark Lynch, and Blair (Laura), June, Kevin and Koianna Kelley; and two great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Kelly Kassera.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, David in 1996; three brothers; and six sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

 

Jule A. Leach

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, A6

Jule A. Leach, age 66, of the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at his home with hospice.

He was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Menomonie to William and Verona (Budd) Leach. Jule was raised in the Menomonie area and attended Menomonie High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956.

Jule married Audrey Pickerign on May 31, 1958, in Menomonie. He worked at various jobs in the Kenosha area before moving back to the Menomonie area in 1959. Jule did construction work until going to work at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as a steam fitter, retiring in 1996. Jule was a member of the Local Steam Fitters Union.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, and playing bean bags.

Jule is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters, Brenda (Kevin) Sorenson and Barbara (Jim) Stai, and one son, Brad (Delores) Leach, all of the Tainter area; five grandchildren, Justin, Brent, Andrea, Brittany and Ashley; one brother, Roger Leach of Boyceville; three sisters, Emogene (Robert) Hickcox of Menomonie, Geraldine (Gordy) Amble of Glenwood, Minn., and Jennifer Leach, of the Tainter area; step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Robert E. Hoage

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, A6

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Robert Eugene Hoage, age 67, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at his farm home in Colfax.

Robert was born May 30, 1933, on the family farm in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Willard and Mabel (Hendrikson) Hoage. He was baptized at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler by Rev. Peterson on June 5, 1933, and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler on June 25, 1950.

When an infant, he moved with his parents and sister, Vivian, to Finland, Minn., where they lived until 1939. He attended Tree Park Elementary School and Boyceville High School. From 1953 to 1955 he served in the U.S. Army, 5th Armed Division, in Korea. After returning home, he married Jacqueline King on May 21, 1955, at the Norton Lutheran Church.

They resided in Boyceville where Bob worked for construction firms. Bob and Jackie purchased their first house in Menomonie Junction in 1964. At this time, Robert started his law enforcement career. In 1965, Bob was one of the original reserve officers to join the Dunn County Sheriff's Department. He continued his reserved status until 1991.

In 1968, Bob became security officer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and retired after 25 years as Chief Security Supervisor/Safety and Parking Coordinator. He became a part-time police officer for the Boyceville Police Department in 1993 and full-time in 1995. He retired in 1998 as Boyceville's chief of police. He then became a transport officer for the Dunn County Sheriff's Department from December 1999 until the present time. Robert enjoyed his law enforcement career.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing guitar with the family, and writing poems. He was an avid boxing and Green Bay Packer fan. He was also a Jack-of-all-trades and master of many. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, mother, brother, sisters, and other family members.

Robert is survived by Jacqueline Hoage; his sons, Mark (Carol) Hoage of Menomonie, Paul (Wyann) Hoage of Stanley, and Daniel "Slick" (Debbie) Hoage of Colfax; his daughters, Margie (Hugh) Doerkson of Plumas Manitoba, Canada, Penny Bryant of Colfax, and Darcy (Jason) Ulesich of Hudson; his mother, Mabel I. Hoage of Boyceville; a brother, Garry (Sally) Hoage of Boyceville; two sisters, Vivian (Cy) Barton of Siren and Sharon Smith of Eau Claire; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willard W. Hoage, and a great-niece, Tabitha D. Harnisch.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with military honors by Harmon-Harris American Legion Post #314.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Dawn R. Blumenauer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, A6

 

Dawn R. Blumenauer, age 19, of Hastings, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie Farm.

Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.

Margaret L. Gingrich

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, A6

 

Margaret L. "Gigi" Gingrich, age 88, of Princeville, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Proctor Hospital Emergency Room in Peoria, Ill.

Born Nov. 30, 1911, in Dwight, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Marie Jensen Reimer, she married Orlyn D. "Doc" Gingrich, D.D.S., April 16, 1932, in Wyanet, Ill. He died Feb. 18, 1970, in Princeville. One sister also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Douglas D. Gingrich of Menomonie; one daughter, Sandra K. Engle of Dunlap, Ill.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Chistiansen of Dwight.

She and her husband were charter members of Arrowhead Country Club in Edelstein, Ill. She was a member of the Princeville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Princeville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. Burial was in Princeville Cemetery in Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Akron/Princeville Ambulance, Akron-Princeville Fire & Rescue, or PRIDE.

Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville handled arrangements.

Herbert F. Gansberg

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, A6

 

Herbert F. Gansberg, 74, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Herb was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Menomonie, the son of Fredrick and Ida (Kelm) Gansberg. Herb was raised in the Menomonie area. He married Marlene Butteris on Oct. 20, 1956, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After their marriage, they lived in Menomonie, where he hauled milk for several years. In 1964, they moved from Menomonie to farm near the Town of Red Cedar, where Herb also worked for Sandy Lee's manufacturing. He retired from Sandy Lee's and continued to farm for the rest of his life.

Herb is survived by his wife, Marlene; three daughters, Rita (Jerry) McKahan of Cottage Grove, Minn., Susan Lehrke of Menomonie and Mary (Rick) Gansberg-Wulk of Green Bay; six sons, Duane, Michael (Jayme), Andrew, Bruce and Jason, all of Menomonie, and James (Alice) of Boyceville; seven grandchildren, Shanon and Sterling Lehrke, Jennifer and Jessica McKahan, Brandi and Ethan Gansberg, and Casey Wulk; three sisters, Ruby Wilson of San Mateo, Calif., Bernice McDaniel of Atascadero, Calif. and Delores Monismith of El Cerrito, Calif.; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Delores, Richard and Earl Charles Butteris, all of Knapp.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary; granddaughter, Tracy McKahan; a brother, Eugene; a sister, Cecila Pechmiller, and two brothers-in-law, Laurence Pechmiller and Bill McDaniel.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today (Sunday).

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