Dunn County, WI Obituaries
October 2006

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October 1, 2006 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Michael V. Foslid

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

Michael V. Foslid, age 57, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was born Sept. 27, 1949, in Menomonie to Vernon J. and Mary H. (Brown) Foslid. Mike was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated in 1967 from Boyceville High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1972. After his military service, Mike continued his education, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Mike married Julie Kach in 1976, and they had one son, Adam. They later divorced and Mike married Cindy (Berg) Siler in 1990, and they had one son, Tony. The couple later divorced.

Previously, Mike was employed at Nevin’s Carpet in Menomonie, Wall to Wall Carpet in Eau Claire, and Cardinal Glass in Menomonie.

Mike was a sports enthusiast. He played softball in various leagues in Dunn County for many years. He also followed the local high school athletic teams as well as being a fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed taking his son, Tony, to Twins’ and Brewers’ games, and working with him to restore an old truck. Mike also enjoyed working on the farm he inherited from his father.

Mike is survived by two sons, Adam (Kristen) Foslid of Coral Gables, Fla., and Anthony “Tony” Foslid of Menomonie; a sister, Laurie Ince (Charlie Kunze) of Luck; two nephews, Logan and Matt Hinzman of Luck; aunts and uncles, Vernice Lemke of Eau Claire, Irma Brown of Menomonie, Harve (Marg) Brown of Prescott, and Chuck (Marilyne) Johnson of Eagle Grove, Iowa; and by many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon “Fuzzy” and Mary Foslid.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the town of Lucas, Dunn County, with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Bette Ann Hanson

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

Bette Ann Hanson, age 78, of New Berlin, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at the Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Waukesha to Loyal M. Hanson Sr. and Mae (Burrie-Kuhtz) Hanson. She was a 1946 graduate of Waukesha High School. She received her BA in psychology from UW-Madison in 1955 and her MS in education in 1967.

In 1969, she was chosen by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to be Master Teacher at the Demonstration Project for Indian Schools in Tempe, Ariz.

She attended the University of Illinois-Urbana where she earned a Ph.D. in early childhood education in 1979. During her teaching career, she taught at Brown Street School in Milwaukee, New Berlin Center School, Hawthorne School in Waukesha, UW-Milwaukee, where she was involved with curriculum and instruction, and UW-Stout as program director and professor of early childhood education. She retired from UW-Stout in 1996 and was named professor emeritus.

She was a longtime member of the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha.

She is survived by four sisters, Donna Mae Hanson of New Berlin, Nioleta Jean Hanson of Madison, Susan Kay (Dean) Wilcox of New Berlin, and Sandra Lea Hanson of Pillager, Minn.; two brothers, Loyal M. Hanson Jr. of Fallbrook, Calif., and Robert Charles (Karla) Hanson of Waukesha; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara L. Hanson, and her brothers, Richard A. Hanson and Gary W. Hanson.

Services for Bette were held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Prairie Home Cemetery Chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Interment followed.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home, (262) 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com
“And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!”

Lori Ann Stewart

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

Lori Ann Stewart, age 43, of Durand, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at her home in Durand after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and with the support of hospice.

Lori was born Aug. 31, 1963, in Durand, the daughter of Leonard and Lorraine (Amundson) Knutson. She grew up in Durand and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School and Durand High School. Lori moved with her family to Mankato, Minn., in 1978, where she graduated from Loyola High School in 1981.

After high school, Lori returned to Durand and married Mitchell Stewart on Dec. 12, 1981. They farmed together for 13 years in the Maxville Prairie area of rural Durand. They later moved to Durand where Lori worked for Cardinal Glass, and was currently working for Andersen Windows, both in Menomonie.

Lori is survived by her six children, Tara, Garret, Quinn and Alexis Stewart, all of Durand, and Casey (Scott) Pelzel and Cody Stewart, both of Plum City; two grandchildren, Autumn Weiss and Jarrod Pelzel; her mother, Lorraine Knutson of Elmwood; two brothers, Richard (Mary Kay) Knutson of Keller, Texas, and John (Rose) Knutson of Hudson; seven sisters, Mary Lynn (Ken) Smith of The Woodlands, Texas, Kay (Don) Hartung of Eau Galle, Pat Ross (Tom Regner) of River Falls, Barb (Tim) Heffernan of Durand, Nancy (Steve) Hoeser of Burke, Va., Carol (Andre) Bergeron of Minneapolis, Minn., and Beth (Jim) Knutson-Kolodzne of St. Cloud, Minn.; her special friend, Brian LaPointe of Menomonie; her former husband, Mitch Stewart of Plum City; her mother-in-law, Reta Stewart of Durand; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Leonard Knutson, and her father-in-law, Neil Stewart.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Father Jeffrey Burrill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lori A. Stewart Trust.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand was in charge of arrangements.

Hugh T. Richards

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

Death Notice

Hugh T. Richards, age 87, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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

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Norman E. Hinzman

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

Norman E. Hinzman, age 78, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Norman was born May 9, 1928, in the town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, the son of Alfred and Rose (Schradle) Hinzman. He attended schools in Colfax and the Sinking Creek, Reed, Lucas and Hudson Road one-room schools.

Norman was drafted into the United States Army in 1950 and served at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina for two years. After the service, he owned and operated a milk route for two years. Norman bought a farm in 1954 in the town of Hay River, Dunn County, and farmed for 43 years.

He married Etta Mae Kuester on Aug. 15, 1951, and she preceded him in death in 1982. Norm later married Frances Peterson and they divorced. He retired, sold the farm in 1997, and moved just north of Wheeler where he remained the rest of his life.

Norman is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Perry) Johnson of Boyceville; three sons, David Kuester of Maplewood, Minn., John (Sue) Hinzman of Boyceville, and Joe (Mary) Hinzman of Petersburg, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jean Keck of Menomonie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Etta, one brother, William, and a sister, Marjorie Schultz.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery, town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Rhiel’s Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Oma I. Clark

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

Oma I. Clark, age 83, of Menomonie, formerly of Boyceville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

The former Oma Irene Stone was born June 24, 1923, in Webster to John and Ina (Clapsaddle) Stone. In April 1937, she moved with her family to Dunn County where she has resided ever since. She graduated with honors from the Dunn County School of Agriculture in Menomonie.

Oma married Alton Clark on Dec. 23, 1941, in Wheeler. In 1944, they purchased a dairy farm in the town of Sherman, which they operated until 1980 when their son, Paul, and his wife, Wendy, took over the farm.

Oma was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, serving as treasurer, pianist, trustee and president of the United Methodist Women’s group. She also held offices in Farm Bureau Women and Dunn County Homemakers and was a general leader in the Hilkrest 4-H Club.

Oma was very active in the community, assisting with drives for the Heart Fund, Cancer Fund and March of Dimes. She was on committees for Dunn County June Dairy Month and Boyceville High School Music Boosters. Oma enjoyed quilting, sewing and ceramics, but she especially enjoyed her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.

Oma is survived by two daughters, Lenore (William) Mercer of Boscobel and Leola (Ronald) Peshaw of Boyceville; one son, Paul (Wendy) Clark of Boyceville; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Clark and Adam and Jordan Peshaw; a sister, Mary Loback of Wheeler; a brother, Claude (Thelma) Stone of Portland, Ore.; and by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ina Stone; her husband, Alton; and two brothers, Clarence and Charles Stone.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Tim Matthaei officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome 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.

Eileen McMartin

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

Eileen McMartin, 78, passed away among family and friends at her home in Menomonie on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Eileen Mae McMartin, daughter of Alfred and Alma (Hallstein) Singerhouse was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Menomonie. She grew up in Irvington and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1946.

On March 29, 1951, she married Willard (Mac) McMartin and moved onto the farm grounds of the Dunn County Hospital where Mac was employed as herdsman.

Eileen’s diverse career positions included employment for Dr. Steves, Halgren & Long Medical Clinic and the UW- Stout Registrar’s Office. She served as Menomonie’s first secretary for the Department of Natural Resources and was also employed by the Dunn County Health Care Center and Dunn County Home Care.

Eileen was a life long member of Peace Lutheran Church where she served in various circles and taught Sunday school for many years. She took pleasure in service as a Girl Scout/Cub Scout Leader. She also made the McMartin home a regular gathering spot for many area youth who delighted in her fresh homemade buns and jam.

Eileen had a special love for her flowers, camping, fishing, traveling and the outdoors in general. Anyone who knew her found that she had an eye for seeing beauty in everything around her. She loved all of creation and The Creator.

During the later years, Mac and Eileen became “snow birds,” spending 17 winters in Florida where Eileen collected an impressive assortment of shells she fashioned into stunning works of art.

Eileen was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be remembered affectionately as the cornerstone and matriarch of her family. She spent many hours reading to and playing games — especially card games — with her children and grandchildren alike. Every one of them loved her rendition of “Corny Corn Picker” which she tirelessly read time and time again as little voices would urge, “Just one more time, please!”

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Dan Zimmerman; sister-in-law, Leona Singerhouse and brother-in-laws, Lloyd McMartin and William Fisher.

She is survived by her husband; son, John (Shawn) McMartin,; daughter, Peggy Zimmerman; son, Arden (Margaret) McMartin; grandchildren; Shayn (Scotty) McMartin, Danette McMartin, Lori, Jacob, and Joshua Zimmerman, Patrick and Meghan McMartin. Also survived by great-grandchildren Conner (McMartin), Rose and Tracee McMartin; her brother Gerald Singerhouse and sister-in-law Audrey Fisher.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will follow at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Arthur H. Bates

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

Arthur H. Bates, age 73, of Durand, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

Arthur was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Eau Galle to Harry and Rose (Hartung) Bates.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Fox (Dick Young) of Hudson; four sons, Bob of Madison, Ron (Paula) and Mark (Jennifer), both of Hudson, and Jerry of Elmwood; eight grandchildren, Christine Fox of Eau Claire, Michelle, Travis and Alison of Fennimore, and Chelsea, Derek, Quintin and Madison of Hudson; his special friend, Audrey Roseland of Chippewa Falls; four sisters, Sr. Mary Bates of Minneapolis, Minn., Esther Bauer of Menomonie, Virginia Schuh of Marion, Iowa, and Angeline Brantner of Eau Galle; four brothers, Carl of Springfield, Minn., Alfred of Minneapolis, Lawrence of Medford, and Bernard of Elmwood; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Frederick; and a sister, Roseanne Clark.

Arthur was born and raised in the town of Eau Galle, Dunn County. He attended St. Henry’s School in Eau Galle and graduated from Durand High School. On Sept. 24, 1957, he married Lila Hofacker. After marriage, they lived and farmed in the Eau Galle area until he retired in 1992.

Upon his retirement, Arthur moved to Durand and was able to travel throughout the United States. Since living in Durand, he has been very active with the Durand Senior Center, participating as a driver for the Meals on Wheels program, learned to shoot pool, and was crowned Senior Center King for 2006.

Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with the Rev. Jeffrey Burrill officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry’s Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Eldon R. “Bud” Peterson

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

Eldon R. “Bud” Peterson, age 78, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 06, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born March 11, 1928, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Mandus and Anna (Nelson) Peterson. Bud farmed on the home farm and on neighboring farms until moving to Menomonie in 1946. He worked at the Menomonie Brick Company until it closed and then worked at Badger Iron Works until he retired in 1985.

Bud was a member of the Pine Creek-New Hope Lutheran Church. He loved music, especially country, old-time and gospel, and he enjoyed playing the violin. He liked horses and attended horse pulls across the country. He was also an avid walker. For the past two-and-a-half years, Bud has resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Bud is survived by a brother, Curtis Peterson of Menomonie; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mandus and Anna Peterson; four brothers, Lloyd, Vernon, Donald and Morris Peterson; and six sisters, Myrtle Micheels, Norma Johnson, Dorothy Hoover, Ruby Peterson, Minnie Wegan and Lorraine Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Pine Creek-New Hope Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, with Pastor Barbara Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at the church from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pine Creek-New Hope Lutheran Church.

John H. “Jack” Young

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

John H. “Jack” Young, age 70, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Dairyland to Allen and Elisabeth (Handchug) Young. Jack enjoyed farming, and owned and operated Jack’s Garage in Dairyland. He later worked for the Douglas County Highway Department.

Jack married Janice Trentor on May 18, 1957, in Carlton, Minn.

After his retirement, Jack and his wife moved to Superior, where they lived from 1985 to 2003, before moving to Menomonie, where he became a caretaker at Town Edge Apartments.

Jack loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, cooking and the north woods of Wisconsin. Jack was always there to lend a helping hand to others and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Jack is survived by his wife, Janice; two daughters, Jackie (Randy) O’Bryan and Cathy (Dan) Oksness, both of Menomonie; a son, Roger Loeb of Illinois; 15 grandchildren, Bridget (Ian) French of Menomonie, Milo Young of Madison, Tonya Fry of Menomonie, Terra Goetsch of Superior, Brad Benson and Marilla Benson of Menomonie, Kenneth Fry of Menomonie, John Young of Superior, Bill Swanson of Menomonie, Deserie Young of Superior, Larry Young of Menomonie, Zack Morgan and Andy Morgan of Menomonie, and Mike Oksness and Matt Oksness of Winona, Minn.; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Darwin (Lois) Young of Danbury; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Elisabeth Young; a son, Allen Young; a granddaughter, Nikki Roy-Caturia; five brothers; and one sister.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Alvin G. Sikora

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

Alvin G. Sikora, age 59, of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Aug. 22, 1947, in Eau Claire to Elmer and Elizabeth (Eder) Sikora. He married Carol Ann Scheidecker on April 20, 1974, in Bloomer. He worked as a truck driver for Chippewa County and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Bloomer.

Al enjoyed fishing, camping in all kinds of weather, hunting, biking, taking rides in the country and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Bloomer; one daughter, Amy Sikora of Minneapolis, Minn.; his mother, Elizabeth of Colfax; and two sisters, Anita Grace of Bruce and Ann Sikora of Colfax. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Bloomer with the Rev. Phil Schneider officiating. Interment was in the Bloomer Cemetery.

The Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer was in charge of arrangements.

Lenea R.A. McClelland

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

Lenea R.A. McClelland, age 18, of Boyceville, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.

Lenea was born Dec. 31, 1987, in Wheatridge, Colo., to Charles and Jeanne (Storrs) Clelland.  Lenea married Christopher McClelland on Sept. 15, 2006.

Lenea was a member of DECA and was involved in drama and cheerleading at Boyceville High School before graduating in June of this year.

Her passions involved horseback riding with Gentri Crosby, showing and barrel racing with her horse, Magic, and hanging out with friends and family.

She loved helping anyone, or any animal, in need. Lenea was notorious for her infectious smile and laughter. She changed the lives of everyone who ever knew her. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Lenea is survived by her husband of three weeks, Christopher McClelland; her father and mother, Charles Clelland and Jeanne Storrs; her grandparents, Marilyn Hahne, Denniece Storres, Evelyn Clelland and Robert (Mary V.) Clelland; her brother, Eric Storrs; and her sisters, Shana Dolash and Chanelle Vanderhoorn. She is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, her beloved horse, Magic, and beloved dogs, Abby, Max and Lucy.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Don Storrs and Tony Hahne.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Remy Diederich of Cedarbrook Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in memory of Lenea. They can be sent to the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center, c/o Dr. Warren Warwick, MMC 742, 420 Delaware St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Emory V. Earl

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

Emory V. Earl, age 75, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Stanwood, Wash.

Emory lived in Stanwood most of his life. He served 43 years in the Air Force and 23 years on the Warm Beach Fire Department.

Everyone he encountered was touched by his extreme and special kindness. He was loved dearly by his family and many friends and will be missed forever.

Emory is survived by his son, James (Karen) Earl; two granddaughters, Sierra and Kyndra; a grandson, Camden; five stepchildren and their families; his sisters, Arleyn and Karen; and his brothers, Wesley, Krefting and Stewart.

Military graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wash.

Arrangements by the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Stanwood.

Elsie L. Schleusner

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

Elsie L. Schleusner, age 75, of Ridgeland, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Willow Ridge Healthcare Center in Amery.

She was born Oct. 22, 1930, to Al and Marie (Danovsky) Schlough in the town of Sheridan, Dunn County, where she was raised and attended school. On April 3, 1947, she was married to Raymond Schleusner in the town of Prairie Farm, and the couple farmed in the town of Wilson until retiring.

Elsie was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Prairie Farm and was active in the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening and always had a positive outlook on everything. She also loved playing cards, especially 500. She resided at Willow Ridge the last three years.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jacklyn McWithey; and a brother, Leo Schlough.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Raymond Schleusner of Ridgeland; a daughter, Janet Schieffer (Wayne Geist) of New Brighton, Minn.; three sons, Sheldon Schleusner and Randy (Carol) Schleusner, both of Ridgeland, and David (Billie Jo) Schleusner of Amery; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Virgil (Joanne) Schlough of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Millie Schleusner of Chippewa Falls, Joan Kaiser-Otto (Robert) of Boyceville, and Dorothy (Robert) Flanagan of Prairie Farm; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, from St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Prairie Farm with the Rev. LaVern Holz officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Richard M. Hoff

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

Richard Martin Hoff, of Osceola, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was born Jan. 10, 1941, in the town of Grant, rural Colfax, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hoff of Wheeler. He married Diane Houska on Feb. 7, 1969. On Aug. 29, 1988, he married Louise Miller.

He worked at Copper Coke in St. Paul, Minn., for many years then at a steel factory until retirement because if illness.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Hoff, and then by Louise Hoff; two brothers, Robert and Donald; one sister, Beverly Ebling; and grandparents, Alfred and Ada Hoff and Martin and Cora Engebretson.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly (Lester) Sheehan of Osceola ; one stepdaughter, Mary Jean Houska of St. Paul, Minn.; his parents, Alfred and Anna Hoff of Wheeler; two brothers, Larry (Sharon) of Roberts and Norman of Chetek; five sisters, Lois Aasen of Ridgeland, Vickie (Bill) Schlueter of Knapp, Kathy (Larry) Mork of Menomonie, Betty (Steve) Nielsen of Knapp, and Nancy Hoff of Almena; three grandchildren, Lester Jr., Sara and Matthew Sheehan of Osceola; two stepgrandchildren, Alex and Harley Feke of St. Paul; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was cremated. Graveside services are 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Bakken and Young Crematory-Funeral Service of Hudson is handling arrangements.

Ervin Arient

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

Ervin Arient, age 84, of Menomonie, WI died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He will be cremated, and no funeral services are planned. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

Wayne M. Stambaugh

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

Wayne M. Stambaugh, age 57, of Elmwood, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Carlisle, Pa., to Woodrow and Marie (Black) Stambaugh. He was raised in the Hanover and Spring Grove area and attended Southwestern High School in Hanover.

Wayne worked for American Van Lines in Hanover before serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 until his honorable discharge in 1971.

He then worked in the Children’s Development Center in Abbottstown, Pa., before moving to Minneapolis, Minn., where he did construction work for his brother, Gary. He later moved to Menomonie and was caretaker and did maintenance work at the Bolo Country Inn for about eight years. He has resided in Elmwood the past few years.

Wayne enjoyed woodcrafting, gardening and landscaping. He also enjoyed bowling, playing pool and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Wayne is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Jacqueline Brown of Abbottstown, Gary Paul Stambaugh (fiancee Ceri Nelson) of Burnsville, Minn., Trudy (Lonnie) Foltz of Abbottstown, Anita Lynner of Hanover and her husband, Darwin Lynner of St. Paul, Minn., Woody (Missy) Stambaugh of Elmwood, and Melody Black (Brian Peterson) of Lake City, Minn.; his stepfather, Stanley Enghusen of Willmar, Minn.; a special friend, Tammy Bruender of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Daisy and Howard Stambaugh; his parents, Woodrow and Marie Stambaugh; a brother, Howard Stambaugh; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Stambaugh; and a brother-in-law, Donald Brown.

Memorial services are noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at the Eau Claire Gospel Center in Eau Claire with Pastor Dan Stanley officiating.

Burial will already have taken place in Wacouta Cemetery in Frontenac, Minn., with military honors by the All Vets Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested c/o Woodrow Stambaugh, N2499 CTH C, Elmwood, WI 54740.

Ruth M. Sipple

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

Ruth M. Sipple, age 65, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Ruth Marie Lierman was born on Oct. 10, 1941, in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Martin and Vada (Denning) Lierman.

Ruth attended grade school at Little Elk Creek in the town of Red Cedar. She graduated in 1959 from Menomonie High School. On June 1, 1963, she married Roger Sipple at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Ruth worked with her husband from 1969 to 1999 on the family farm. Since 1960, Ruth has worked for the Dunn County register of deeds, both full- and part-time.

For 14 years, Ruth served as general leader of the Spring Brook 4-H Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, attending Menomonie High School athletic events and UW-Eau Claire Blugold football. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ruth was baptized, confirmed, and a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Ruth had a strong faith in the Lord, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Roger; two sons and two daughters, Michael (Jennifer) Sipple of Denmark, Diane (Chad) Amundson of Menomonie, Mark (Sara) Sipple of Eau Claire, and Debra (Michael) Holzhueter of Menomonie; her mother, Vada Lierman of Menomonie; grandchildren, Lauren, Rachel and Claire Sipple of Denmark, Danielle and Makenna Amundson of Menomonie, Lydia and Isaak Sipple of Eau Claire, and Jayden and Max Holzhueter of Menomonie; a sister, Jean Hatalla of New Richmond; two brothers, Tom (Soni) Lierman and Roy (Carol) Lierman, both of Menomonie; two brothers-in-law, Don (Inez) Sipple and Jerry (Lois) Sipple, both of Menomonie; special friends, Bert and Deanna Thorson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Lierman.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

To express condolences online, please visit Olson’s Web site.

Stephanie (Groeller) Kujawa

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

Stephanie (Groeller) Kujawa, age 93, of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Glenhaven Care Center in Glenwood City.

Stephanie was born Dec. 23, 1912, in New York City, N.Y., to Aloys and Stephania (Kollar) Groeller. She married Ben Kujawa on Jan. 19, 1942, at St. Bernard’s Church in St. Paul, Minn.

They lived in Chicago, Ill., Sault St. Marie, Mich., St. Paul and Boyceville. God blessed Ben and Stephanie “Faye” with four children — Mary Ann, Richard, Anthony and Vincent. She loved to read, crochet, go for walks and cook.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ben; her daughter, Mary Ann; grandson, Christopher Kujawa; daughter-in-law, Carol Kujawa; sister, Anna Groeller Phillips; and brother, Charles Groeller.

She is survived by her three sons, Richard (Beverly) Kujawa of Ramsey, Minn., and Anthony (Virginia) Kujawa and Vincent Kujawa, both of Boyceville; grandson, Richard Kujawa of Grand Marais, Minn.; nine step-grandchildren; her brother, Joseph (Kay) Doncits of Pine City, Minn.; and sister, Louise Muehlstedt of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Funeral services will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Boyceville with burial in Tiffany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Church or Glenhaven Care Center.

Herbert O. Duncan

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

Herbert O. Duncan passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Tempe, Ariz.

He was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Eau Claire to William and Sylvia Duncan.

He graduated from Menomonie High School with the class of 1946 and was a graduate of DeVry University in electrical engineering. Herbert was a radio operator on B29s with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict and flew missions all over the world.

After his Air Force service, Herb was with the Arizona State University Physics Lab until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, beagle hounds, and was an avid ASU Sun Devil fan.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean (Smith) Duncan; daughters, Beverly (Ron) Wood, Cynthia (Neal) Muylaert and Tammy (Randy) Duncan; grandson, Benjamin Smith; brother, Jerome (Aubrey) Duncan; and nephew, Richard Duncan.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sylvia Duncan, and brother, William Duncan.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Tempe.

There will be a committal service with military honors provided by the Arizona State Veterans Cemetery.

Thelma Vivian (Drinkwine) Roswell

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

Thelma Vivian (Drinkwine) Roswell died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Trinity Care Center in Round Rock, Texas. She was born on Sept. 24, 1912, in Wheeler.

She married Ernest Roswell on Dec. 21, 1931. They shared 65 years together until his death in August of 1997. She is also preceded in death by her son, Kent Wayne Roswell, and her three sisters, Maye Hulbert, Virginia Hill and Elaine Otto.

Mrs. Roswell is survived by her daughter, Marita Burson, and her son-in-law, Robert Burson, of Sun City West, Ariz.; her son, Terry Roswell and her daughter-in-law, Rachel Roswell, of Austin, Texas; and her son, Dick Roswell, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Roswell, of Thomasville, Ga.

She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Barry McIntosh, Tracy Nolan, Rick Roswell and Allison Gutierrez; and her 12 great-grandchildren, Brian, Kerry Jane, John, Mandy, Reagan, Annie, Victoria, Grayson, Luke, Nichole, Nataleigh and Sean. She has two great-great-grandchildren, Amy and Anna.

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Cedar Falls Cemetery in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Following the graveside service, there will be lunch at the Olson Funeral Home for family and friends.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Alberta Mary Peterson

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

Our dear wonderful mother has left this earthly life. Alberta Mary Peterson (Hendrickson) died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Red Cedar Medical Center at the age of 81. No more struggles, no more pain.

She touched so many lives during her lifetime with her beautiful singing voice, her compassionate nursing care, and the many baked goods she loved to share.

She was born Aug. 30, 1925, on a farm in the township of South Warden in Stanley. The farm was called Hardscrabble because of all the rocks there.

Following along after her four brothers, she was the youngest born to Henry and Grace (Kienholz) Hendrickson.

She married her high school sweetheart, Orville Leland Peterson on July 6, 1948, and lived in Stanley to raise their five children until they moved to Cedar Falls, near Menomonie, in 1969.

Alberta turned away from a singing career to pursue the dream her mother had for her to become a nurse. She attended the Michael Reese school of Nursing in Chicago, Ill., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She had a rewarding nursing career lasting more than 40 years.

She worked in many areas, including hospitals, clinics and nursing home care. She was also able to fulfill her love for singing by doing solo selections for numerous special events. She was a member of the church choir at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stanley and later at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville (“Pete”); four brothers, Harvey, Art, Marvin and Merle Hendrickson; her parents, Henry and Grace; and one grandson, Jeramie Zastrow.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Rusty) Harris of Rosewood, Sandra (Maurice) Ponto of Menomonie, and Susan (Paul) Girolamo of Clinton; and two sons, David (Jeannine Frank) Peterson of Hawaii and James (Suzie Duffy) Peterson of Plymouth; twelve grandchildren, Jennifer (Zastrow) Woodford, Jason Zastrow, Carrie (Ponto) Horin, Ken Ponto, Marissa and Christine Girolamo, Colby, Grant, Ida and Cooper Peterson, and Chelsea and Brady Peterson; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Praise the Lord that she can finally be in peace and be with “papa” and our Savior in heaven. Our many wonderful memories will carry us through until we are all together once more.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will take place following services at Cedar Falls Cemetery, Township of Red Cedar, Dunn County. Family and friends are welcome at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Rose A. Manor

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

Rose A. Manor, age 87, of Menomonie, formerly of Elmwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

A full obituary will follow in Sunday’s edition of The Dunn County News.

Orland Clifford Lee

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

Orland Clifford Lee, age 81, town of Wilson, Dunn County, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie with his family by his side.

He was born April 25, 1925, in the village of Ridgeland to Simen and Alice (Holte) Lee. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in the town of Sand Creek.

On June 5, 1948, he was married to Carol Janice Schlough at the Hay River Lutheran Church in the town of Hay River. Orland’s career as a Guernsey dairy farmer began in 1951 and continued until his retirement in 1988.

Orland was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gladys (Hjalmer) Johnson; a brother, Selvin Lee; and an infant grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the town of Wilson; children, Catherine (Ronald) Davis of Ridgeland, Thomas Lee of Richfield, Minn., and Lois (David) Dayton of Green Bay; grandchildren, Christa (Michael) Howard, Amy (John) Patrow, Andrew Davis, Alicia (Ted) Craig, Britta Lee (fiance, Gary Kelly), and Nicholas and Alexander Dayton; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Barbara) Lee of Eau Claire; a sister-in-law, Betty Lee of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the Hay River Lutheran Church in the town of Hay River with the Rev. Andrew Hinwood officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are by Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas and Cameron.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.

Paul R. Lefstad

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

Paul R. Lefstad, age 84, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Paul was born March 18, 1922, in the town of Hay River, Dunn County, to Thomas and Sadie (Butterfield) Lefstad. He was raised in Wheeler where his father owned a grocery store.

After graduating from Menomonie High School, Paul joined the U.S. Army Air Force , serving as a turret gunner during World War II.

Paul married the former Shirley Close on Sept. 7, 1947, and together they raised two children.

Paul’s vocational endeavors took him to the University of Minnesota and to Western Michigan University where he received a degree in speech therapy.

Paul and Shirley lived in Battle Creek, Mich., and later moved to Mendota Heights, Minn., where Paul was a speech therapist in the St. Paul School System for 24 years. He retired in 1978. Paul and his wife were active members of St. James Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

In 1978, they moved to their lake home near Battle Lake, Minn., where they lived until 1990 before moving back to their home area of Menomonie to spend the rest of their lives. They were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Paul is survived by a daughter, Claudia (Emrick) Pohling of Grants Pass, Ore.; a son, Thomas (Cheryl) Lefstad of Knapp; five granddaughters, Jenifer Pohling and Kristen Pohling of Grants Pass, Rebecca Lefstad of Humbird, Katy Lefstad of Boyceville, and Jolene (Solomon) Plank of Colfax; a brother-in-law, Joy (Mildred) Close of Knapp; a sister-in-law, Inez (Herman) Genrich of Eau Claire; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thanks to Gerald and Ethel Frank, Barry Lefstad and Jane Schwartz.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Sadie Lefstad; his wife, Shirley Close Lefstad; one brother, Max Lefstad; a sister-in-law, Helen Ahrens Lefstad; a sister, Ardith Lefstad Whistler; and a brother-in-law, O.F “Duke” Whistler.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Brett Voigt officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, town of Stanton, Dunn County, with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin J. Hoff

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

Marvin J. Hoff, 76, of Menomonie died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family.

Marvin was born March 2, 1930, in the Township of Otter Creek, Dunn County. He was the son of Alfred Sr. and Ada (Leach) Hoff, but was raised by Tay and Hattie Gundlach and grew up in the Wheeler area.

Marvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Korea. After the service, Marvin returned to the Wheeler area and farmed for a short time. He then worked at the Lakeside Aluminum Plant in Menomonie.

He married Lois Sagsetter July 21, 1956. After marriage, they lived in Iowa for three years before returning to Menomonie. Marvin worked at Maple Hill Farms Dairy and for the City of Menomonie. During these years, he was very active in youth baseball. After his retirement from the City of Menomonie, he worked part-time for Johnson Motors in Menomonie.

Marvin’s hobbies included long car rides, horse pulls, fishing and being with family and friends.

Marvin is survived by his wife Lois; seven children, Sheryl (Gale) Reinecke of Menomonie, Joan (Rollie) Hall of River Falls, Greg (Cindy) Hoff of Boyceville, Mike (Lisa) Hoff , Karen Hoff, Tish (Kurt) Jacobs and Jeff (Kris) Hoff, all of Menomonie.; 12 grandchildren, Wendy, Adam, Renee (Jason), Amy, Allen (Cheryl), Kevin, Sammy, Andria, Carter, Sydney, Parker, and James; two great-grandchildren, Jazzmyn and Brooklyn; one brother, Alfred Hoff Jr. of Wheeler; four sisters, Eileen Klicko and Hazel Siler, both of Menomonie; Charlotte Nelson of Colfax and Janice Roubal of Barron.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clyde, Donald and Wayne; three sisters, Bev and Lois Hoff, Fern McIntyre.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate.

Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

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

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