Dunn County, WI Obituaries
October 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
October 2, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Walter A. Pruitt

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct 2, 2002, A6

Dr. Walter A. Pruitt, age 76, of Sun City, Ariz., a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for 20 years, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at his residence.

Services were Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Sunland Memorial Park, 15826 Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Apostle Lutheran Church Building Fund, 7020 W. Cactus, Peoria, Ariz. 85345.

Arrangements were handled by Sunland Memorial Park (623-933-0161).

 

Frank A. Turek

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct 2, 2002, A6

Frank A. Turek, age 82, of Frederic, formerly of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at the Center of Care in Frederic.

He was born Oct. 8, 1919, in Hampton, Minn., to Adolph and Wilemina Turek.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, a brother, Rudolph, and a sister, Marcella, all of Hampton.

He is survived by his wife, Maeve; a sister, Dorothy of Red Wing, Minn.; a brother, August (Mary) of Pearey, Ark.; one son, Joseph of Dresser; four daughters, Paulene of Seattle, Kathy and Brenda of Grantsburg, and Karen (Richard) Wagner of Eau Claire; five grandchildren, Ben, Christy, David, Tammy and Jessie; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Kayla and Devin; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

During World War II, he served for three and one-half years in the Army, stationed in England. Most of his working life was spent as an auto body repairman in Menomonie. He moved to Frederic after he retired. He was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Frederic.

Interests for Frank including hunting, fishing, Sunday drives, and following the Packers. He loved to be with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his cat, Sassy.

Services and internment will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fort Snelling.

Thomas John Rooney

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 6, 2002, A6

Thomas John Rooney, age 58, of Boyceville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at his home after a long and courageous battle with heart disease.

Tom was born June 10, 1944, in Osakis, Minn., to Stephen and Ruby (Ensign) Rooney.

He worked 30 years for Park Construction Company. His family was always at the core of his being. He will be dearly missed by many relatives and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; one son and three daughters, Matthew, Stephanie (Chris) Mazzitello, Shannon (Jeff) Roberts and Jessica (fiance Jeremiah Turner); five grandchildren, Christi and Cassie Hanestad, Emma Mazzitello, and Tommy and Samatha Roberts; four brothers and six sisters, Steve "Buzz" (Lois) Rooney, Michael Rooney, Daniel (Pam) Rooney, John (Debbie) Rooney, Genevieve Stocker, Sister Rosemary Rooney, Alice (Don) Geis, Patricia Helen (Roman) Kettler, Jane Vonderharr and Kathy (Jerry) Thielen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, sister Lorraine, and brothers Lawrence, Patrick and William.

Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, with Father Lyle Schulte as celebrant. Burial was in the Mound Cemetery, Downing.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.

Donna J. Waller

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 6, 2002, A6

Donna J. Waller, age 65, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, and an hour prior to services on Thursday.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, is in charge or arrangements.

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Mildred M. Tweeten

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 6, 2002, A6

Mildred Muriel Tweeten, age 94, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Mildred was born Feb. 12, 1908, in West Salem to Martin and Anna (Opsahl) Michelson. She graduated from West Salem High School and the La Crosse Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.

Mildred served as a private duty nurse in La Crosse before accepting a position as obstetrics nursing supervisor at the Lying-in Hospital at the University of Chicago.

Mildred married the Rev. Sigvard M. Tweeten on July 12, 1934, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in West Salem. Together, they served churches in Chicago, Ill., and Minneapolis, Minn. After his retirement, they lived in Fairmont, Minn., and Menomonie.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, Muriel (John) Mikkelson of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Sara (Michael) Kyle of St. Paul, Minn., Erick (Leann) MIkkelson of Marietta, Ga., Luther Mikkelson of San Antonio, Texas, and Ann (James) Jorgenson of Lester Prairie, Minn.; five great-grandchildren, Laura and Helen Kyle, Ellyn and Emily Mikkelson, and Kathryn Jorgenson; one brother, Anker Michelson of La Crosse; one sister-in-law, Doris Michelson of West Salem; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sigvard, and her brother, Clifford.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct.7, 2002, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in West Salem.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Donna J. Waller

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 9, 2002, A6

Donna J. Waller, age 65, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Donna Jean Stetler was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Menomonie to Norman and Mildred (Dennis) Stetler. She graduated from Menomonie High School.

Donna worked as a secretary for the Zion School District in Illinois until moving back to Menomonie in 1974. She then worked as a secretary in the Menomonie area for many years, until retiring.

Donna loved the outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and gatherings with all of her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Donna is survived by her husband, Curtis of Menomonie; one daughter, Pamela (Michael) Kegley of Menomonie; two sons, Jeffery Waller of Menomonie and Brian (Kimberly) Waller of Elk Mound; two stepsons, David Waller of Menomonie and Troy (Tammy) Waller of Boyceville; her mother-in-law, Reah Waller of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicole, Erin, Hilary, Jake, Dana, Megan, Christina, Jessica, Brittany and Kendra; one great-granddaughter, Ali; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Town of Dunn, Dunn County, at a later date.

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

Frederick E. Schwehr

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 9, 2002, A6

Frederick Ernest Schwehr, age 81, of Clearwater, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Largo Medical Center.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he spent his childhood at Lynbrook, Long Island, N.Y.

He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in industrial education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. He taught industrial education at the high school and vocational occupational therapy level at West Bend and Madison before becoming a professor of engineer graphics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering.

During World War II, Fred spent three years as an Army instructor at Fort McClellan, Anniston, Ala. While attending Stout, he was a member of the Epsilon Phi Tau, the Honor Society and the Phi Omega Beta Fraternity.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean, of 58 years; his two sons, Bob Schwehr of Las Altos, Calif., and David W. Schwehr of Madison; and two grandchildren, Kiley Schwehr and Kurt Schwehr, both of San Diego, Calif.

Moss Feaster Funeral Homes in Clearwater, Fla., handled arrangements.

Sally M. Kuehn

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 9, 2002, A6

Sally M. Kuehn, age 87, of Glenwood City, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with hospice.

Services will be held at a later date.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Mamie Sneen

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

Mamie Sneen, age 94, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at The Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Mamie Puhl was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Menomonie to Otto and Louise (Olson) Puhl. She married Leonard Sneen on June 25, 1927, in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. Mamie also was a nursing assistant at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie for 15 years. She was a member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church.

Mamie is survived by two sons, David (Jackie) Sneen of Slinger and Donald (Bonnie) Sneen of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Chris) Pope, Deborah (Tom) Purfuerst, Mark Sneen, Kurt Sneen and Lisa (Johnny) Josephson; six great-grandchildren, Colin, Carly, Abby, Kyle, Claire and Matt; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Leonard; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Dunn with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Pauline J. Vano

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

Pauline Johanna Vano was born on a small farm in the hills five miles north of Boyceville on Jan. 24, 1913, to Andrew and Johanna Vano. She was baptized on March 26, 1913, at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

When a young lady she was blessed with physical beauty and could have been a beauty contestant; however, modesty prevailed.

During the 1930s, she and her sister, Ann, moved to Chicago and lived near the Lincoln Park Zoo. During World War II, she worked to help the war effort. She continued city work into the 1970s. One employer was Suncraft Manufacturing Co. Her jobs required excellent vision.

Pauline was an avid baseball fan. Her team was the Chicago Cubs. Her sports hero was Andy Pafko, a hometown boy from Boyceville.

When she retired from the big city life, she came back to Boyceville, helped build a home in 1981, and lived with sister, Millie. Their next door neighbors were sister, Ann, with husband Paul Diko.

Autumn found Pauline and Millie picking mushrooms from the countryside. After drying, the mushrooms were distributed to stores and restaurants in Chicagoland.

Pauline and Millie enjoyed driving to various towns and cities. They especially frequented bargain stores.

As health failed, Pauline and Millie moved into Autumn Village, Lutheran Home, Menomonie. While there, they especially enjoyed playing bingo. Pauline continued her lifelong love of crossword puzzles.

Her illness culminated quickly in the last two months of her life. She died at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2002. Her age was 89 years, 8 months, and 16 days.

The only survivor in her immediate family is her sister, Millie. Other relatives are nephews Milan (Gloria) Vano of Long Prairie, Minn., Andrew (Sally) Vano of Carlos, Minn., Joseph (Shirley) Vano of Rapid City, S.D., Larry (Jacqueline) Vano of Chicago, and Michael (Deb) Diko of Minneapolis, Minn.; and niece Paula (David) Streitelmeier of Valparaiso, Ind.

On a short street in Boyceville there is a street sign. It says "Vano Street."

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Visitation is from 1:30 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Helen Bittner

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

Helen (Owen) Bittner, age 90, of Holland, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, the daughter of William and Freda (Dusel) Owen. She was a graduate of Dunn County School of Agriculture and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

In Holland, she taught home economics at the West Ottawa Junior High and Middle School until her retirement.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Holland since 1936. She was involved with Bible Study and Ladies Aid.

She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Holland Genealogical Society, and Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bittner, and her sister, Louise Gregg.

Surviving are sons Owen (Dolores) Carlson of Manassas, Va., and John (Nancy) Carlson of Laketown Township; grandchildren, Eric and John Maddox of Holland, Susan Carlson of Centerville, Ohio, Dirk Carlson of Holland, Bill Carlson of Centreville, Va., and Neil and Gisel Carlson of Holland; four great-grandchildren, Maya Carlson, Sophia Maddox, Makai Carlson and Miles Carlson; a sister-in-law, Virginia Bittner of Florida; and nieces, Cynthias Liddle of Oregon, Lynn and Gene Simons of Lake Geneva, and Fran and Duane Hartman of Honolulu, Hawaii.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Westra officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Inurnment will be in Graafschap Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, Inc., 29 East Ninth St., Holland, MI 49423.

Eric S. Wigdahl

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

Eric S. Wigdahl, age 26, of Menomonie died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at his home.

Eric was born May 27, 1976, in Menomonie, to Keith and Cindy (Schleusner) Wigdahl. He graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1995. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler where he was baptized and confirmed.

Eric loved to watch professional wrestling, was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and was an honorary member of Company A, Wisconsin Army National Guard in Menomonie.

Eric is survived by his father Keith (Ardys) Wigdahl of Colfax; his mother, Cindy Larson of Wheeler; adopted brother Andy Reinolt of Colfax; maternal grandparents Melvin (Ellen) Link of Elk Mound; step-grandmother Adeline Reinolt of Chetek; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kimbell (Verna) Wigdahl.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Bradley K. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Hay River.

Visitation will take place on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.

William Kieffer

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

William "Bill" Kieffer, age 72, of Lake City, Minn., a former teacher and coach, died of complications of a stroke Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Like City Hospital-Mayo Health System.

He was born May 7, 1930, in Vermillion, and graduated from Hastings High School in 1949 and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1953. He married Donna McDonough on Nov. 24, 1951, in Rochester.

He taught and coached for three years in Breckenridge before moving to Lake City, where he taught and coached for 30 more years at Lincoln High School. He coached baseball for 18 years and compiled a record of 189-42, including Lake City's only berth in the state tournament in 1972. He retired in 1986.

He was charter president of the Lake City Lions, served as a board member of Lake City Ambulance Commission, coached the Lions out-state all-star baseball team in 1978, was grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, was elected to the Stout Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983, and was named Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Retired Coach of the Year. He also taught drivers education and ran the youth summer baseball program for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife; sons Terry (Bonnie) Kieffer of Beaver Dam and Todd (Paula) Kieffer of Byron; daughters Joni (Mike) Polehna of Stillwater and Jill (Roger) Esser of Hastings; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Jerry Kieffer of Seal Beach, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, in Lake City.

Francis W. Schaefer

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 13, 2002, A6

Francis W. "Fritz" Schaefer, age 83, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 2, 1919, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Edwin and Alice (Dahms) Schaefer.

Francis married Edna Smith on June 6, 1952, in Menomonie.

He farmed all his life and enjoyed the time he spent as a cattle buyer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie and took pride in his involvement in the 4-H program. Francis enjoyed gardening and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with all of his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Francis is survived by his wife, Edna; three sons, Ron (Terry), John (Roxanne) and Bill Schaefer, all of Menomonie; three daughters, Jean Turner of Bloomer, Sally (Darrel) Parworth of Cato, and Donna (Bruce) Dischinger of St. Paul, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special friends, Don and LaVerne Johnson family of Woodville; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marion Harnisch; and brother-in-law, Louis Harnisch.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Iron Creek Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

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

Allen G. Wendt

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

Allen G. Wendt, age 83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born July 6, 1919, in Menomonie to Gustav and Lula (Hess) Wendt. When a young man he served in the Civil Corps of Engineers where he participated in the sport of boxing.

Allen was employed by Hitz Dairy for several years. He then owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Dunn until retiring in 1981.

He enjoyed training his hunting dogs, hunting, fishing and driving tractor for Doane Farms. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and especially with his wife, Elaine.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Al is survived by his wife, Elaine of Menomonie; his son, Lyn (Geri) Wendt of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Jody (Tony) Lemke, Lori (Ryan) Olson, and Jeremy (Tara) Wendt, all of Menomonie; six great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Gary (Carol) Carlson of Portland, Ore., Bruce (Paula) Carlson of LaCrescent, Minn., and Penny Hammer of Duluth, Minn.; five stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Lanett Marshall of Washington, Mo.; one brother, Cliff (Carol) Wendt of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Genevieve Wekkin of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Wilmer; two other brothers, Roy and Marvin; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Marshall.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Allan Apel

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

Allan Apel, age 72, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at his home in North Hudson surrounded by his loving family.

Allan was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Menomonie, the son of Harold and Selma (Schwade) Apel. He graduated from Menomonie High School. He was united in marriage to Marylyn "Sis" Clymer in Mason City, Iowa, on April 15, 1961, and this union was blessed with five daughters, Ruth, Lori, Patti, Sally and Shelly. Allan was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He loved being with his family, fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Celebrating his life is his loving wife of 41 years, Marylyn "Sis"; daughters, Ruth Shattuck, Lori Apel (Rod Schmelzer), Patti Apel, Sally (Dan) Haggerty, and Shelly (Tim) Hollyday; six grandchildren; and his sister, Donna Worrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson with Pastor Fred Golke officiating. Burial was in Willow River Cemetery.

O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson served the family.

Norman M. Schrantz

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

Norman M. "Brownie" Schrantz, age 90, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Brownie was born June 25, 1912, in Elk Mound, the son of John and Catherine (Uetz) Schrantz. He grew up in Elk Mound and graduated in 1930 from Elk Mound High School. After high school, Brownie worked for several farmers in the Elk Mound area and later had a milk delivery route in Eau Claire.

He married Dorothy Grutt on Aug. 19, 1937, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound. After marriage, they made their home in Elk Mound. Brownie worked for the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad for 32 years until he retired. Brownie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound.

He is survived by his two daughters, Shirlee Owen of Elk Mound and Sandra (Wilbur) Hase of Waukesha; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ede Schrantz of Elk Mound; and a brother-in-law, Galen Grutt of Menomonie.

Brownie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1997; a son-in-law, Richard Owen; two brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Gordon R. Moe

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

Gordon R. Moe, age 80, formerly of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Tom and Mina (Lien) Moe. Gordon graduated from Boyceville High School.

He farmed with his parents in Wheeler, then moved to a farm near Boyceville where he continued to farm. He lived on the farm until 1994 when he went to the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Gordon enjoyed playing bingo and cards at the Boyceville Senior Center and also enjoyed doing crafts at his home.

Gordon is survived by a sister, Jean (Dick) Abele of Zanesville, Ohio; a niece, Janice (Steve) Johnston of Minneapolis, Minn.; other nieces and nephews; relatives and friends; and a special friend, Evelyn McIntyre of Boyceville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and a sister, Marjorie Blasko.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley K. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Hay River.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

LeRoy O. Flug

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

LeRoy O. Flug, age 84, of Ridgeland, went home Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie surrounded by his family.

LeRoy was born Jan. 25, 1918, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Carl and Etta (McEwen) Flug. He married Esther Melrose on Sept. 24, 1944, in Sand Creek.

LeRoy farmed in Ridgeland. He also did custom work, including combining, haying and corn picking and the crops were distributed throughout the United States. He also worked at the creamery in Ridgeland and the Turkey Store in Barron. LeRoy also could repair anything. Also, his heart and home were open to everyone, and the coffee pot was always perking.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Esther Flug of Ridgeland; four daughters and three sons, Sharon (Joseph) Siegert of Marine, Minn., Dennis Flug of Mosinee, Sandy Lomen of Wauzeka, David Flug of Blaine, Minn., Gary (Barb) Flug of Marine, Bonnie (David) Meyer of Dallas, and Carol Glaser (Randy Hamann) of Blaine, Minn.; a son-in-law, Duke Lomen of Westby; and a daughter-in-law, Della Flug of Blaine.

Surviving, too, are 13 grandchildren, Danny and Chad Lomen, Robin Green, Jolene Heaton, Michael Bowe, Christopher and Rebecca Meyer, Alice Glaser, Melissa, Sean and Sara Flug, Doug Golden and Becky Hemple; 10 great-grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph and Jacob Green, MKalia Meyer, Hannah, Logan and Zachery Lomen, and Kristine, Kory and Kayla Hemple; one brother, Dale Flug of Altoona; two sisters, Lorraine Peterson of Menomonie and Lila Nelson of Dallas; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene Nelson and Mildred Mork; one brother, Milo Flug; and three brothers-in-law, Marvin Nelson, Morris Peterson and Morris Mork.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (today) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Lunch for family and friends will be served at noon on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Hay River Lutheran Church, Town of Hay River. A private graveside service will be held.

Esther Taft Quinn

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 16, 2002, A6

Esther Taft Quinn, who grew up in Menomonie and returned here in later years to endow a chair at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, died on Oct. 3, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Brookline, Mass. She was 98.

Esther Quinn was the daughter of Gertrude and Albert Taft. Her father was a printer with The Dunn County News in Menomonie, and later became an early employee of Deluxe Check Printing Co. in Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and went on to teach high school English in small Minnesota towns before moving to Madison, where, as advisor to the high school newspaper, she encouraged one editor who later won a Pulitzer Prize. It was in Madison that she met Robert Emmet Quinn, then a struggling medical student at the University of Wisconsin. They married during his internship at Tulane University in New Orleans, and decided on the move to Chillicothe after his ophthalmology residency in Rochester, N.Y., to take over a practice.

With the exception of a brief interval when her husband served in World War II, Esther Quinn lived in Chillicothe for the next 50 years. But her memories of her Wisconsin girlhood remained vivid and became the subject of her recent writings. Earlier this year, with the help of her family, she published "Other Days: Memories from the Last Century," a selection of her essays. Many of her essays are about Menomonie; she writes of the print shop at The Dunn County News with its "clackety sounds and smells," of bobsledding down Tank Hill and of snowball fights between the Lutheran and Catholic boys, of skating and crack-the-whip on the lake in winter, and cavorting among the log caissons in the lake, left over from lumbering days, in the summertime. She also writes glowingly of the Mabel Tainter Library, where she acquired her love of books. In later years, she became a book binder and book collector.

In 1992, Esther Quinn and her husband established a chair in manufacturing engineering at UW-Stout. It was named the George Albert Taft chair in honor of her father, the printer. Her ashes will be buried alongside her husband's in Highland Cemetery in Menomonie.

Esther Quinn is survived by her daughter, Margaret Quinn Simons and her husband, Thomas W. Simons Jr., and her daughter, Susan Quinn Jacobs, and her husband, Daniel H. Jacobs; also by their children, Thomas Quinn Jacobs, Suzanne Simons Borgenicht, Benjamin Thomas Simons, and Anna Taft Jacobs; and great-grandchildren, Alejandra Esther Jacobs, Daniel Nicolas Jacobs, David Thomas Jacobs, and Sophie Eleanor Simons Borgenicht.

F.W. "Bill" White

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 20, 2002, A6

Bill White, age 76, formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in Merced, Calif.

Bill was born June 3, 1926, in Menomonie. He lived and worked in Wisconsin Rapids for 25 years before moving to Chowchilla, Calif., where he owned and operated a bicycle shop for 15 years. He enjoyed camping and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lillian, of Atwater, Calif.; one daughter, Lori (Ray) Stanford of Winton, Calif.; three sons, Ronald (Anita) and Daniel (Laurie), both of Minocqua, and Gary (Yolanda) of Riverbank, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also left to love and remember him are eight brothers and sisters in the Menomonie and Wisconsin Rapids areas.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at the Ford Cemetery in Menomonie.

Edna H. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 20, 2002, A6

Edna H. Miller, age 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Edna Henrietta Emilie Klatt was born July 21, 1912, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to William and Anna (Holzhueter) Klatt. She attended school in rural Menomonie.

Edna married Elmer Miller on Feb. 2, 1919, in the Town of Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Red Cedar until his death in January 1967. Edna worked as a cook at Little Elk Creek School for several years.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Lois Circle and Bountivale Homemakers Club, and was also active in 4-H activities. Church Bible study and her family were very important to her.

Edna is survived by four sons, William (Sharon) Miller, Glen (Gloria) Miller, Richard Miller and Lynn (Julie) Miller, all of Menomonie; one daughter, Mary (Richard) Baskin of Eau Galle; 12 grandchildren, Lisa (David) Christianson of Menomonie, Scott (Mary) Miller of Lakeville, Minn., Brent (Jessica) Miller of Menomonie, Darren, Steve and David Miller of Menomonie, Lori (Frank) Schneider of Durand, Craig and Curtis Baskin of Eau Galle, Chris (Erin) Baskin of Durand, Tamara (Brian) Bixby of Menomonie, and Tara Miller of Stevens Point; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (Bernice) Klatt of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1967; her son, Arvid Miller in 1970, a grandson, Brandon Miller in 2001; a sister, Freida Husby; and three brothers, Arnold, Alfred and Walter Klatt.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Edison M. Price

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 20, 2002, A6

Edison M. Price, age 90, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born March 15, 1912, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, to Fred and Augusta (Tietz) Price, Sr. At the age of 15, Edison moved to the Town of Tainter to live with his sister and her husband, Amelia and Martin Maves, and their sons, Melvin and Gordon.

Edison married Evelyn Maves on Sept. 18, 1941, in the Town of Tainter.

He owned a milk route and hauled milk in the Town of Tainter and also farmed in Tainter. Edison worked at Schneider's Meat Market for several years and Menomonie Greenhouse for 17 years. He then worked as a groundskeeper for UW-Stout until retiring in 1977.

Edison was a member of the Dunn County Board of Supervisors for 21 years and worked on several committees. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served on the church council. After retiring, he did grounds-keeping at the church as well as for several businesses in Menomonie. He also served on the board for the Menomonie Senior Center.

Edison enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed camping with friends and was a fan of the Packers and Brewers.

Edison is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a son, Martin (Linda) Price of Woodville; two grandsons, Jay (Amy) Price of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Nathan Price of Eau Claire; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Elizabeth and Andrew Price, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 11 brothers, Arnold, Robert, Fred, Jr., Henry, Ernest, Theodore, Walter, Harold, Raymond, LaRoy and Everett Price, and five sisters, Ida Cole, Martha Hart, Amelia Maves, Agnes Tyler and Irene Pingel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Evelyn M. Seliskar

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 23, 2002, A6

Evelyn M. Seliskar, age 90, of Greenwood, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Evelyn was born on July 11, 1912, in Merrill to the late William and Clara (Leisman) Pahl. She graduated with high honors in 1930 from Merrill High School and graduated in 1933 from Wausau Memorial School of Nursing. On Aug. 31, 1934, she was married to Philip J. Seliskar in Virginia, Minn. Later they moved to Waukegan, Ill., and then to Greenwood in 1945 where they bought and operated a family farm. After Philip died in 1969, Evelyn moved into town where she resided until 1998. She then entered a nursing home in Neillsville and later moved to Menomonie.

She is survived by her son, Bill (Gale) Seliskar of Morrilton, Ark., two daughters, Judy (Mike) Seliskar-Benzel of Menomonie and Mary Ann Seliskar of Neillsville; a daughter-in-law, Evie Seliskar of Greenwood; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; a daughter, Phyllis Jurceka; a son, James Seliskar; and three brothers.

Memorial Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard with Father Joseph Follman officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics.

Wisconsin Cremation Services, Golf Road in Eau Claire, served the family.

Sally Kuehn

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 23, 2002, A6

Sally was born Ursula Marie Student in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 11, 1915. At age 9 she was placed in an orphanage in Owatonna, Minn. She lived there most of her young life.

She married William Kuehn on June 6, 1936. Sally was a Campfire Girl leader for many years. She and Bill loved to camp and canoe in northern Minnesota, now known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Sally lived in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Willernie, Minn. Most of the last 40 years she lived in Glenwood City or on Pine Glen Farm near town.

Sally helped start the Alcoholics Anonymous Chapter in Glenwood City and helped many people in the area. She was also a member of the Collector's Club for many years.

Bill, her husband, died in January 2000.

When her health got so bad and she could not live alone, she moved in with the Dan and Jane Wellumson family. She slowly faded away and finally left this life on Oct. 7, 2002.

Sally has a cousin, Pat Schwandt, in Eugene, Ore. She has many nieces and nephews. Locally, Jim and Eileen Michalski of Downing are her nephew and niece.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Sally's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City. A potluck lunch will follow the service.

John W. Graske

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 23, 2002, A6

John W. Graske, age 66, of Chisago City, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; son, Gary; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara (Rick) Ruprecht and Linda (Jeff) Rinerson; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, Jeremy, Jessica and Brittany; sisters, Barbara Luther and Rose Reempts; brother, Charles; also several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Horizons Church, 1503 157th Ave., Ham Lake, Minn. Interment was in Morningside Cemetery.

Gearhart Funeral Home in Coon Rapids, Minn., handled arrangements.

Marvin C. Boetcher

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 23, 2002, A6

Marvin C. Boetcher, age 78, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind.

Marvin was the son of Otto and Ida (Graske) Boetcher, formerly of Menomonie. He was born in the Town of Red Cedar and attended Cedar Falls School. After his family moved to Menomonie, he attended St. Paul's Lutheran School. He graduated in 1940 from Menomonie High School. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Church.

At age 18 he joined the Army Air Corps. He received his training in Chicago for a radio operator on a C-47 transport plane. His plane was shot down over the French coast invasion on June 6, 1944. He was a POW for 11 months. He received the Purple Heart. After being released and returning to the United States, he settled in the Gary/Hobart area.

He married Margaret Balash in 1945. He worked for Butternut Bread and was a member of Teamster Local #142. He retired from Save More Foods. He was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church. He was also a great Chicago Cub fan.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Boetcher of Hobart, Ind.; one son, Marvin M. Boetcher of Valparaiso; one daughter, Jackie (Jeff) Fitzgerald and a loving granddaughter, Ashley Fitzgerald of Hobart; two sisters, Margaret Gratz of Eau Claire and Janet Leach of Menomonie; three brothers, John of Eau Claire, Rev. Kenneth of Graham, Wash., and Donald of Waterford; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Boettcher of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Ida Boetcher, and two brothers, Bert and Eugene Boettcher.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Kraft Funeral Services and Cremation in Hobart with interment in Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.

Alfred A. Kunz

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 27, 2002, A6

Alfred A. Kunz, age 99, of Downsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Dec. 12, 1902, in Winslow, Ill., to Gottlieb and Anna Marie (Stalder) Kunz. When a young child, Alfred moved with his family to the Downsville area where he lived until entering the Dunn County Health Care Center in 1998.

Alfred married the former Mary Jensen on Nov. 17, 1927, in Stillwater, Minn. She preceded him in death in 1959.

He worked with his brother, Fred, building silos for several years, and then during World War II, he worked in a defense plant in Milwaukee. Alfred returned to Downsville and worked at several places before going to work at Safeway Creamery in Durand, retiring in 1967.

Alfred started Boy Scout Troop 78 in Downsville in 1946. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Alfred's pride and joy was keeping his yard looking beautiful. He loved gardening and helping his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed his trips to Europe, first with his son and daughter-in-law, to Trub, Switzerland, to see the family homestead, and then with his son to Denmark to visit Alfred's wife's family.

Alfred is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Kenneth) Dahms of Downsville; a son, Karl (Virginia) Kunz of Hudson; four grandchildren, Sheryl Schultz of Deer Park, Texas, Ron (Kathy) Dahms of Menomonie, Lori (Brian) Viereck of Baytown, Texas, and Denise (William) Eberspacher of Afton, Minn.; nine great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Justin, Tiffany, Megan, Erin, Emily, Patrick, Anthony and Brian; one great-granddaughter, Raylea; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; five brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Duane Kunz.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Hazel C. Karnes

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 27, 2002, A6

Hazel C. Karnes, age 96, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last four years.

Hazel was born May 25, 1906, in Menomonie to the late Julius and Ida (Einum) Frank. She attended North School in Menomonie. On Oct. 21, 1926, she married Clarence Karnes. They resided on a farm in the Hatchville area the majority of their married life. They had three children: Muriel Schultz, Janet Moore and Gordon "Jack" Karnes.

After Clarence died in 1953, Hazel worked as a cook and baker in Alaska, at Swiftcurrent in Glacier National Park, and the Hacinda Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz.

She loved to travel and took numerous trips with her family and friends. In her golden years, she returned to the Menomonie area to be close to her family. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Hazel is survived by a daughter, Muriel Schultz of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Schroeder; a sister-in-law, Annella Frank; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; daughter and son-in-law, Janet (Calvin) Moore; son and daughter -in-law, Jack (Margaret) Karnes; four brothers, Elmer, Ray, Walter and James Frank; two sisters, Lillian Hawkinson and Myrtle Webb; a granddaughter, Vickie Foster; a grandson, Gordon; and a great-grandson, Todd.

Private family memorial services will be held. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

"Treasure Her, Lord, in Your Garden of Rest, For Here on Earth She Was One of the Best."

Geneva B. Weber

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 27, 2002, A6

Geneva B. Weber, age 88, of Barron, formerly of Ridgeland, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at the Barron Medical Center in Barron.

Geneva was born Sept. 17, 1914, in the Dainville area of Dunn County to Edward and Bertha (Niebauer) Werner. She grew up in the Dainville/Irvington area and attended Fairview Elementary School near Weston. Geneva graduated from Menomonie High School and Dunn County Normal. She taught one year at Fairview Elementary School.

Geneva married John L. Weber on June 21, 1934, in Eau Galle. After marriage, they farmed in the Weston community until the fall of 1946 when they moved to Ridgeland and started a John Deere implement business. They owned and operated the business until they retired in 1974. They continued to live in Ridgeland after retirement. John died in 1997 and Geneva lived in Barron the last two years.

Geneva is survived by two sons, Marvin (Joan) of Florissant, Mo., and Lowell (Cleo) of Ridgeland; four daughters, Carol (Jim) Lutzen of Sturgeon Bay, Marlene Curtis of Perham, Minn., Corine (Wally) Roberts of Hopkinton, Mass., and Joan (Bob) Christopherson of Ridgeland; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Ethan Curtis; and a brother, LaVerne Werner.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, 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.

James R. Shern

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 27, 2002, A6

James R. Shern, age 63, of Minneapolis, Minn., died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002.

He was born and raised in Menomonie.

James is survived by a cousin, Donald "Dick" Shern and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Esther Shern; a sister, Christine Powers; and three brothers, David, Robert and William.

Private family services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

Cremation Society of Minnesota (612-825-2435) is handling arrangements.

Mary E. Hektner

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 27, 2002, A6

Mary E. Hektner, age 75, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at her home with hospice.

The former Mary Emma Williamson was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Punxsutawney, Pa., to Theodore and Clara (Riggle) Williamson. When a young child she moved with her family to Windham, Ohio. She graduated in 1944 from Warren High School in Warren, Ohio.

She was baptized as an adult from the Alliance Church in Warren. Mary attended Warren Business College and then Bible College in Cleveland, Ohio, and Nyack, N.Y. She graduated in 1957 from St. Paul Bible College in St. Paul, Minn.

Mary moved to Helena, Mont., and worked for three years in the Galusha Accounting Firm before her marriage. Mary married Andrew Hektner on Sept. 17, 1960, at North Mar Alliance Church in Warren. They moved to Glasgow, Mont., where she worked as a bookkeeper for the City of Glasgow. In 1967, they moved to Rock Falls where they lived until moving to Menomonie in 1972.

Mary was a member of the Menomonie Alliance Church the last 30 years and a member of the WMPF. She also enjoyed music, especially singing and did special singing for church and weddings.

Mary is survived by her husband, Andrew; a daughter, Lori (Tim) Asplund of Maplewood, Minn.; two grandsons, Reggie and Tyler Asplund; two brothers and a sister, Theodore (Pauline) Williamson of Warren, Clara Belle (Stan) Mainwaring of Pony, Mont., and Paul (Shirley) Williamson of Shreveport, La.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Theodore John Hektner.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Menomonie Alliance Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Memorials to Menomonie Alliance Church (will be designated to Rev. Dennis and Marilyn Maves, missionaries in the Philippines).

Mercedes Kainski

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 30, 2002, A6

Mercedes (Hunsader) Kainski, age 79, of Menomonie, died on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Dunn County Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Jan. 26, 1923, the daughter of Joseph Hunsader and Many Alt, and was raised in the Town of Pierce in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. She married Dr. John Kainski on Nov. 26, 1964, in the Latin Rite in St. Isidores Chapel at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. John also resides at the Dunn County Care Center.

Mercedes was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, obtaining a Ph.D. degree from that institution. She was a professor for many years in the Foods Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her husband, John, was also a professor at that institution of learning.

Mercedes is survived by her husband, John Kainski; a stepdaughter, Lidia Kainska Varkhomij, and two stepchildren, Taras Petrovych and Ivan Petrovych, who live in the Ukranian Republic. She is also survived by two brothers, Roland (Marion) Hunsader and Dr. Hugo (Beth) Hunsader, both of Ft. Atkinson; three sisters, Mildred (Raymond) Shaw of Algoma, Ethel (James) Paulbeck of Milwaukee, and Edythe (Joseph) McElroy of Randolph, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Hunsader of St. Paul, Minn., and Marion Hunsader of Ft. Atkinson; two brothers-in-law, James Paulbeck of Milwaukee and Joseph McElroy of Randolph; and 48 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alban Hunsader, Yves (Rosemary) Hunsader and Leon (Bernetta) Hunsader; five sisters, Nannie Hunsader, Vivian (Edward) Hostak, Verna (Harold) Gilson, Maurelda (Elmer) Beck and Ursula (Melvin) Cmeyla; and six nieces and nephews.

Funeral services in the Eastern Rite are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at St. Jospeh's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Mychail Rozmarynowycz officiating. Burial is 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Algoma.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Madge Barnard

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 30, 2002, A6

Madge Barnard, age 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Madge was born March 28, 1917, in Superior, the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Hunker) Buchanan. Madge graduated in 1935 from Superior Central High School and attended Duluth Business College one year. She married Charles M. Barnard on Sept. 18, 1936, in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage, they made their home in Superior until 1975 when they moved to Menomonie.

While living in Superior, Madge was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She loved playing cards and was a member of a Canasta card club, also in Superior. Madge enjoyed knitting and made many sweaters and other articles of clothing for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, Charles, died in 1994. Since living in Menomonie, Madge was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Barnard of La Crosse; three sons, Arthur (Deanna) of Tulsa, Okla, and Charles (Margaret) and David (Pamela), both of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Madge was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Harvey and Robert Buchanan.

Private memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. Burial will follow in Christ Lutheran Church-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to either the Alzheimer's Association-Indianhead Chapter or the Autumn Village Memorial Fund.

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

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