Dunn County Obituaries
October 1999

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Halsey M. Douglas

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, A6

Halsey Melville Douglas, 90, of Menomonie, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Mr. Douglas was born Dec. 29, 1908, in Newark, N.J. After attending elementary school in Newark, Douglas and his parents, Frank and Grace Douglas, moved to Kearney, N.J., where he attended high school.

He was a member of the championship track team, the soccer team, and the sports writer for the high school magazine. This experience prompted him to enter the field of journalism. After attending the journalism school at New York University, he got his first job as a street reporter for the Newark News.

He later became its travel editor and for 22 years traveled all over the world, writing of the many interesting places he had seen. When the paper has disbanded after a strike, Douglas joined the staff at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., as director of public relations.

He married Sylvia Joy Harris on Jan. 3, 1948. While living in New Jersey, they ran a professional photography business. Douglas was also active in the Travel Writers Association, the Professional Photographers Guild, the American Red Cross, the YMCA, and served the FBI as an instructor in identification photography.

In 1974 after retirement, Douglas moved to Menomonie with his wife, Joy, to be near his daughter, Deborah, and her family. While in Menomonie, he served on the Western Wisconsin Health Systems Agency, the Wisconsin State Health Policy Council, the Stout Foundation, and the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the Menomonie School Board; worked as a volunteer at Myrtle Werth Hospital and the First Congregational Church; wrote articles on health for The Dunn County News; and began “Friends of the Ludington Guard Band” to raise funds for that organization.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah (John) Wesolek of Menomonie; one son, George Douglas of Champaign, Ill.; six grandchildren, Brent (Lorie), Mark and Pamela Wesolek, Phillip Douglas, Carol (Angus) Duncan and Johanna Larouche; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (Julie) Douglas of Wakefield, R.I.; a niece, Dorothy Douglas of Menomonie; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy; his daughter, Janet Tolosa of Montreal; his parents; and two brothers, Edward Douglas and George Douglas.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Interment will be in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cemetery in New Providence, N.J., at a later date.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be sent to the First Congregational Church or the Ludington Guard Band.

Hazel M. Harrison

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, A6

Hazel M. Harrison, nee Best, age 68, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last year.

Hazel was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Downing to Theodore and June (Earl) Best. She attended school in Glenwood City where she graduated. Hazel married Dale Harrison on Dec. 27, 1949, in Stillwater, Minn. They moved to Georgia while her husband was in the service.

They later returned to Wisconsin where they owned and operated a milk hauling route until 1963 when they purchased a farm north of Boyceville, which they farmed until 1993 when they sold the cows.

Hazel enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. She will be missed by family and friends.

Hazel is survived by her husband, Dale Harrison of Boyceville; two daughters, Tracy (Carl) Sudbrink of Colfax and Tamara (Brent) Hiben of Boyceville; six grandchildren, David, Danielle, Paige and Abigail Sudbrink and Cody and Jade Hiben; one brother, Robert (Jeanie) Best of Glenwood City; one sister, Virginia (Lyndon) Schlough of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Theodore Best Jr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Roberta Limberg was organist and Delores Brezina, vocalist. Serving as pallbearers were David Sudbrink, Robert Marko, Jim Best, Jim Swanepoel, Carl Sudbrink and Brent Hiben. Honorary pallbearers were Phyllis Goodell, Cheryl Olson and LaDine Linberg.

Erich R. Oetting

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, A6

Erich Richard Oetting, 99, a long-time resident of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Loveland, Colo.

A memorial service was held at Good Samaritan Retirement Village.

He was born Dec. 8, 1899, in Golden, Ill. He graduated from Wayne State, and obtained his master’s degree and doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He married Alice Gaines on Aug. 8, 1926. He taught and was the principal of schools in Dodge, Neb., and was a professor of psychology at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan.

In 1945, he accepted a position on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and moved to Menomonie. He became a dean of the university, and retired as Dean Emeritus in 1965. With his wife, Alice, he was active in many service organizations, including restoration of the Tainter Memorial Theater and Menomonie’s bicentennial celebration. They moved to Loveland in September 1992.

He was an avid golfer, reknowned for his skill with his old gold painted wooden head putter. Alice and Erich were competitive partners in duplicate bridge, playing in several local and regional clubs. They enjoyed rock hunting, wild mushroom hunting, and traveling. They visited more than 40 countries after retirement.

He is survived by his son, Eugene Oetting, a faculty member at Colorado State University; a son-in-law, Donald Seaberg of Minnesota; a daughter-in-law, Betty Oetting of Colorado; a sister-in-law, Madge Larsen of Good Samaritan; six grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and a daughter, Jeanette Seaberg.

Donald V. Weber

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, A6

Donald V. Weber, 76, of Eau Galle, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided the last two and one-half years.

Donald was born Jan. 20, 1923, in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County, to Ernest and Blanche (Baskin) Weber. He was raised in the Town of Eau Galle. He married Mattie Steedley in 1960 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, he lived and farmed on the home farm in the Town of Eau Galle, retiring in 1988.

Donald is survived by three daughters, Donna Bauer of Eau Claire, Rhonda Weber of Menomonie, and Dawn Weber of Neillsville; one son, Ernest of Mankato, Minn.; two grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Milliren of Arkansaw; and one brother, Fred A. Weber of Mondovi.

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

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Roy Mish officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Robert Sigurdson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, A6

Robert Sigurdson, 59, of Ingleside, Ill., and formerly of Menomonie and Eau Claire, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services for Robert were Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with a flag presentation by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Ruth M. Hintz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, A6

Ruth M.Hintz, 88, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 3,1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Marie Reinecke was born March 6,1911, in Menomonie to Christ and Mary (Cook) Reinecke. She was raised in Menomonie and attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and Dunn County Normal.

Ruth married Edward Hintz on April 25, 1929, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Elk Mound until moving to Menomonie in 1954.

Ruth was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and visiting with neighbors. She resided since 1992 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Ruth is survived by a son, Robert (Louetta) Hintz of Menomonie; a daughter, Mary (Loren) Slind of Boyceville; five grandchildren, Sandra (Randy) Marlett and Dale (Kim) Hintz, both of Menomonie, Daniel (Cheryl) Slind of Baldwin, Jeanette (Roger) Amundson of Chippewa Falls, and Julie Slind (fiance Nick Schommer) of Hager City; seven great-grandchildren, Meegan and Courtney Amundson, Mitchell and Michaela Slind, Christopher and Melissa Marlett, and Hope Hintz; a sister-in-law, Nellie Reinecke of Lakeland, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; and two brothers, Willard and Bernie Reinecke.

Funeral services for Ruth were Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Anton "Tony" J. Kademan

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, A6

Anton "Tony" J. Kademan, 41, of Menomonie, formerly of Marshfield, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at his home in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Marshfield, the son of Julius and Rosemary (Steinwand) Kademan. He was raised in Marshfield and graduated in 1975 from Columbus high School in Marshfield. Tony attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

He married Jan Teitgen of Mosinee in 1993. Tony was employed by WESTconsin Credit Union in Menomonie, since 1983 as a consumer loan officer, and recently as a business loan officer. Tony was an active member of the Menomonie Lions Club.

Tony is survived by his wife, Jan; his mother, Rosemary Kademan of Marshfield; three brothers, Edward of Framingham, Mass., Charles (Sara) of Waukesha, and Theodore (Lisa) of Milwaukee; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Julius, in 1985.

Funeral services are 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Friends may call from 7 p.m. until time of services today at the funeral home.

Beverly J. Hovlid

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, A6

Beverly J. Hovlid, 65, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Beverly Joyce Bemis was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Menomonie to Lyle and Mary M. (Knopps) Bemis. she graduated from Menomonie High School and later married Donald Hovlid on June 24, 1954, in Menomonie.

Beverly has lived in Menomonie all of her life and worked for many years in the insurance department at Myrtle Werth hospital.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Beverly will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Jeffery L. (Nancy) Hovlid of Howard Lake, Minn., Nancy (David) Sakry of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Kevin (Debbie) Hovlid of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren, Marisa Hovlid, Kyle Sakry and Kari Sakry; two sisters and one brother, Yvonne Bemis of Menomonie, Marcella (Warren) Dettinger of Hixton, and Allan (Mary) Bemis of St. Paul, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, and a sister, Dorla Johnson.

Funeral services for Beverly are 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Maxine E. Borgstadt

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, A6

Maxine E. Borgstadt, 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Maxine was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Superior and was raised in that city. She was the daughter of William and Eva Gouldie and graduated from high school in Superior. Maxine attended Superior State College for two years. She traveled as a saxophonist for a female orchestra for several years.

Maxine married Everett Borgstadt. They moved to Menomonie in 1945 and owned and operated the Golden Rule, the Ben Franklin and later Borgie's Hallmark Card and Gift Shop.

Everett died in 1990 and for the past ten months, Maxine has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Maxine was a member of the Women's Fellowship at First Congregational Church, the Menomonie Federated Women's Club, the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi and the Myrtle Werth Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Patty Thomas of Coon Rapids, Minn, and Ginny Anderson of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Cori, Marc, Michael and Wendy, and four great-grandchildren.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at First Congregational Church with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be at a later date in First Congregational Church Memorial Garden.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert G. Geiger

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Robert George Geiger, 49, of Lafayette, La., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at the Lafayette General Medical Center from cancer.

Born Aug. 25, 1950, in Baldwin, Bob was the son of Eugene and Audrey (Russell) Geiger. He grew up on a farm near Spring Valley and was baptized and confirmed at the Gilman Lutheran Church. He graduated in 1968 from Spring Valley High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He was presently self-employed as an independent construction contractor.

Bob married Marlene Weiman in Menomonie in 1969 and separated in 1979. Bob married Donna Quellhorst in Lafayette in 1996. They have one son, Nickolas Connor.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Geiger, and son, Nickolas, of Lafayette; a daughter, Josephine Geiger, and granddaughter, Emma Abbott of St. Paul, Minn.; his parents, Eugene and Audrey Geiger of Spring Valley; sisters, Linda (Wayne) Miklian of River Falls, Christine (Bill) Hinzman of Spring Valley, and Sandra Bock of St. Joseph, Minn.; a brother, Gary Geiger of Sandwich, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Robert and Marthine Geiger and George and Astrid Russell.

Services were held at Delhomme Northside Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, with the Rev. Spiller Milton, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette.

Pallbearers were Larry Sikes, Emile Henley, Todd Rayburn, Gary Geiger, Eugene Geiger and David Quellhorst.

Julia Jurkovic

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Julia Jurkovic, 88, of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Julia was born May 19, 1911, in Whiting, Ind., to John and Anna (Zelienke) Plavec. Julia married Samuel Jurkovic on June 7, 1933, in Whiting. They moved to Boyceville in 1948. Julia was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Julia is survived by three children, Daniel Jurkovic of Racine, Samuel (Joan) Jurkovic Jr. of Shoreview, Minn., and Betty (Lowell) Hakanson of Boyceville; eight grandchildren, Daniel J. Jurkovic of Milwaukee, Dana Jurkovic of Chicago, Ill., Robert P. (Tammy) Hakanson of Wheeler, Julie A. (Daniel) Behling of Boyceville, Thomas L. (Susan) Hakanson of Colfax, Jennifer L. (Ryan) Marlett of Boyceville, Petra Jurkovic of Shoreview, Minn., and Jess Jurkovic of New York, N.Y.; 11 great-grandchildren, Adam, Brooke and Brittanni Hakanson, Evangeline, Samantha and Patrick Behling, Brandon Hakanson, and Kurtis, Shayanne, Kyle and Dante Marlett; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sanuel; a son, Paul; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Jurkovic; one brother, Joseph Plavec; and one sister, Anne Hand.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Everets Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Adeline M. McLean

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Adeline M. McLean, 78, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her home.

The former Adeline Marcella Mueller was born June 24, 1921, in Chippewa Falls to Wesley and Martha (Holtz) Mueller. She graduated from Chippewa Falls High School and then worked at the Chippewa Woolen Mill before her marriage.

Adeline married Glenn “Mac” McLean on May 29, 1948, in Chippewa Falls. They lived in Bruce until 1960 when they moved to Menomonie. Adeline was employed as a cashier in the Student Union at the University of Wisconsin-Stout from 1964 until 1983, a job she thoroughly enjoyed.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and a volunteer at both St Paul’s school and church. Adeline was very close to her family and many friends, and she dearly loved her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Adeline is survived by two sons and daughters, Michael McLean of Chippewa Falls, Mark (Peggy) McLean and Marty (Jerry) Heitkamp, both of Menomonie, and Maxine (David) Maves of Fruita, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, James and Michelle McLean, Kayla, Kyle, Kevin and Kelcey McLean, Haddie and Heith Heitkamp, Michael (Nichole) Maves, and Mindy and Missy Maves; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn “Mac” McLean; four brothers, Everett, Willard, Marvin and Lyle “Bud” Mueller; and one sister, Juanita Smith.

Funeral services for Adeline were Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Harry A. Wilcox

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Harry A. Wilcox, 92, of Barron, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Barron Memorial Medical Center in Barron.

He was born Sept. 12, 1907, in Wilson to Edgar and Lurinda (Harrold) Wilcox.

On Sept. 22, 1928, he married Helen A. Johnson in Stillwater, Minn. He farmed in the Dunn County area for many years. He later worked at Jerome Foods until his retirement.

He is survived by two sons, Donald Wilcox of Rubicon and Edward (Karen) Wilcox of Barron; five daughters, Donna Wilcox of Barron, Avis Hitz, Marla (Leonard) Ness of Eau Claire, Patricia (Thomas) Peterson of Amery, and Ruth (Wayne) Whitman of Almena; a brother, Merril Wilcox of Minong; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; one daughter; one son; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great-great-grandson; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Chapel in Barron with the Rev. Laurence Day officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Arrangements were handled by the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.

Paul William Sneesby

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Paul William Sneesby, son of Dr. Jack T. Sneesby and Jean Borg Sneesby, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at his home in North Hollywood, Calif.

Paul was an Eagle Scout and graduated in 1974 from Menomonie High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for two years and then graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Business with a degree in accounting.

After moving to North Hollywood, Paul earned a MBA in tax accounting at Pepperdine University.

Paul was employed at Universal Studios where he came to be in charge of sales promotions at the opening of their movies, such as “Jarvic Park” in Atlantic City, N.J.

Paul is survived by his father, Jack; four brothers, Todd, Neil, John and Charles, and two stepsisters, Alison and Pamela.

Euclid R. Turcotte

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Euclid R. Turcotte, 77, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1922, at St. Johns, N.D., to Alfred and Corin (Jodwin) Turcotte, Sr. He later moved to Detroit, Mich., where he lived until entering the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Euclid served in the Air Force from 1942 until 1945 in Italy and Trinidad.

He married Iva Davidson on Jan. 12, 1946, in Rochester, Minn. After their marriage, Euclid worked for Nelson Tire Company in Rochester for 13 years. In 1960, he started farming in Minnesota and continued to farm when they moved to Wisconsin in 1975.

Euclid enjoyed farming, the animals and working outdoors. He also had a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surivivors include his wife, Iva Turcotte of Menomonie; a son, Steven (Lori) Turcotte of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Sherrie Turcotte of St. Paul, Minn., and Peter Nowaskey of Menomonie; a brother, Arthur (Alice) Turcotte of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; a sister, Blanche (Harold) McLaren of Pricticton, British Columbia; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents; a son, Ronald Turcotte; four brother, James, Alfred, Ernest and Alphonse Turcotte, and two sisters, Grace Amundson and Frances Lussier.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester, Minn., with Rev. Thomas Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home.      Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled local arrangements.

Irene M. Bahr

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, A6

Irene M. Bahr, 81, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Irene Mary McCarthy was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Hibbing, Minn., to Albert and Mary (Kohlman) McCarthy. She was raised in Glenwood City. Irene worked as a housekeeper before her marriage. She married Erich Bahr on Sept. 1, 1934, in Glenwood City. They farmed in the Boyceville area for many years. After retiring, they moved to Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Irene returned to Boyceville after her husbands death.

She enjoyed chrochetting, embroidering and painting. She also enjoyed sightseeing, especially in the fall when the trees were so colorful.

Irene is survived by two daughters and two sons, Helena Hill of Melrose, Maria (Dwayne) Larson of Menomonie, Erich (Mary) Bahr of Elmwood and Harry Bahr of Boyceville; eight grandchildren, Evan, Kevin, Donna and Collin Hill, Dyane (Jeff) Hill, Lori (Chad) Osteen, Robert and Steven Bahr; 14 great-granchildren; a brother, Harvey McCarthy of Janesville; a sister, Gertrude Sheehan of Maquoketa, Ia.; a step-sister, Shirley Nelson of St. Paul, Minn.; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ralph Steies; her husband, Erich; a son, Herbert; one grandchild; twin infant sisters; a brother, Rayond McCarthy, and a sister, Genevieve Norton.

Private services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County.

Richard Krueger

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, A6

Richard Krueger, 85, of Colfax, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Richard was born on the family farm on June 11, 1914, in the Town of Grant, Dunn County, to William and Anna (Zellmer) Krueger. He was raised on the family dairy farm which he took over when he was 16 years old. On Aug. 28, 1942, he married Virginia R. Schultz in Wheeler.

In 1976, Richard and Virginia moved from the main farm house to a mobile home on the corner of the property. In June 1999, Richard, suffering from poor health, moved to the Area Nursing Home.

Richard was active with the Holden Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council for many years and playing dartball for Holden Church and for Popple Creek Church. After he retired, he worked for the Green Thumb for 20 years.

Richard loved deer hunting, fishing, and playing cards with the Neighborhood Card Club.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Colfax; two sons, Bob (Vicki) of Lake City, Minn., and Ron (Peggy) of Colfax; four grandchildren, Michelle and Mark Krueger, both of Lake City, and Amanda and Joshua Krueger, both of Colfax; four great-grandchildren; and one niece, Melvina (Clarence) Mullenberg of Fall Creek.

He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Krueger; his parents; five brothers and sisters in infancy; and a sister, Emma Markgraff of Fall Creek.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, from Holden Lutheran Church with burial in Popple Creek Cemetery, rural Colfax. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Andrew R. Bauer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 A6

Andrew R. Bauer, 79, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

He was born July 20, 1920, in the Town of Lima, Pepin County, rural Durand, to Mike L. and Anna (Youngman) Bauer. He was raised in the Town of Lima. He married Leona A. Bauer on June 13, 1947, in Elmwood.

They farmed in the Town of Lima, rural Durand, until 1951 when they moved to Menomonie where he worked in construction. His wife, Leona, died in 1981. Andrew married Marian E. Marshall on Oct. 22, 1983. After marriage, they lived in Menomonie.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Marian; three sons, Patrick (Kathryn) of Waukesha, Robert (Ruth) of Menomonie, and Joseph (Carol) of Fond du Lac; one daughter, Barbara (Antonio) Barrick of Eau Claire; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Philip W. Bauer of Nelson; and three sisters, Ann Bauer, Lorraine Cartwright and Polly Bush, all of Durand.

Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Inga Berg

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 A6

Inga Berg, 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie where she resided the last five years.

Inga was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Menomonie to Didrik and Ida (Haug) Berg. She graduated in 1931 from Menomonie High School. Inga lived nearly 83 years in the family home on Knapp Street in Menomonie.

Inga worked at Parker Pen in Menomonie and later at Sanna Dairies until retiring in 1976. She was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, a member of the Sons of Norway, and a union member.

Inga enjoyed baking, playing the piano, singing, and listening to music. She also enjoyed reading and watching TV. She was an avid Milwaukee Brewer fan, and liked watching football, baseball and ski jumping.

Inga is survived by seven nieces and one nephew, Helen (Richard) Horn and Elaine (Ronald) Bolduc, both of Minneapolis, Minn., Beverly (Clyde) Struve of Lake Elmo, Minn., Shirley (James) Waite of Eau Claire; Gordon (Grace) Berg of Wausau, Joan (Charles) Roberts of Auburn, Wash., Marilyn (Steve) Cullen of Hawley, Minn., and Linda (Per) Schildmann of Elverum, Norway; greatnieces and greatnephews; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ben Berg of Wausau and Mrs. Gunner Berg of Eau Claire; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen Berg and Mina Buss; five brothers, Olaf, Ben, Gunner, Harold and Daniel Berg; two nieces; and three nephews.

Funeral services for Inga were Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Erma A. Sipple

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 A6

Erma A. Sipple, 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at her home.

The former Erma Angeline Schaefer was born Feb. 11, 1911, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Arthur and Susanna (Huber) Schaefer. She was raised in the Town of Spring Brook and attended Sunny Knoll Country School.

Erma married Clarence Sipple on May 26, 1934, at the Evangelical Church in Elk Mound. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Spring Brook until 1965 when they moved to Menomonie.

Erma was a lifelong member of the Iron Creek United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women’s group. She was an active and longtime member of the Iron Creek Old Settlers organization.

Erma enjoyed baking and cooking. She loved her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her sweet and kind personality and disposition and for her caring and Christian character. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Erma is survived by her son, Lawrence (Faith) Sipple of Menomonie; two granddaughters, Wendy Engel of Menomonie and LeAnn Sipple of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Adeline Gordon of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; a son, Kenneth; one sister, Lurlin Sipple; and two brothers, Lawrence and Ralph Schaefer.

Funeral services for Erma were Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Salem-Iron Creek United Methodist Church in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial was in the Iron Creek Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Ebert

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 A6

Dorothy E. Ebert, 92, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Dorothy Elizabeth Schultz was born Aug. 6, 1907, in Menomonie to Fredrick and Helena (Moegenberg) Schultz. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Dorothy attended Menomonie public schools, after which she worked at Boothby Print Shop.

She married William Ebert on Nov. 14, 1929, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Spring Brook until 1974 when they retired to Menomonie.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Marlys Labs of Menomonie and Dorinne (Keith) Cole of Litchfield, Minn.; five grandchildren, Bill Labs and Trudy King of Menomonie, Jody Roseen of Devils Lake, N.D., Jean Rodriguez of Blue Earth, Minn., and Steve Cole of Fergus Falls, Minn.; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; son-in-law, Al Labs; a granddaughter, Peggy Labs; a sister, Gala Mense; and a brother, Robert Schultz.

Funeral services for Dorothy are 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Odetta Weber

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, A6

Odetta Weber, 85, of Menomonie, formerly of Elk Mound, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Odetta Cartwright was born June 27, 1914, to Archie and Mary Etta (Livingston) Cartwright. She was raised in the Elk Mound area and graduated in 1933 from Elk Mound High School.

Odetta worked at Presto during World War II and then at the U.S. Rubber plant for several years. She married Lester Weber on Jan. 28, 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie.

Odetta lived most of her life in the Elk Mound area. After her husband retired, she helped him manage apartments in Elk Mound. She resided the last two years at Autumn Village in Menomonie.

Odetta loved to do all kinds of crafts, making quilts, afghans, and dolls. She also enjoyed gardening.

Odetta is survived by her husband, Lester of Menomonie; three brothers, Van (Mary) Cartwright of Madison, Marvin (Charlotte) Cartwright of Elk Mound, and Gene (Anita) Cartwright of Lake Wissota; two sisters, Betty Bradshaw of Whittier, Calif., and Donna Spagnoletti of Elk Mound; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Earl Cartwright; and one sister, Janet Weber.

Funeral services for Odetta were Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial was in Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Bernice Schoepp

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, A6

Bernice Schoepp, 93, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Bernice Johnson was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Bear Creek to Jesse and Julia Johnson. She graduated from Bear Creek High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bernice worked at the Democrat Printing Co. and AT&T, both in Madison, before her marriage. She married Edgar J. Schoepp on May 10, 1941, in Sauk City. They lived in Oregon, Wis., until 1948 when they moved to Menomonie.

Bernice was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the PCCW. She was active in the PTA and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cooking and traveling, especially to Arizona in the winter.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Corcoran of Glenwood City; three grandsons, Jeff (Nicole) Holden of Eau Claire, Greg (Jennifer) Holden of Downing, and Todd Holden of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Micale and Carter Holden; three nephews, Robert (Mary) Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Dudley Johnson of Germantown, and Rev. Stephen (Joan) Johnson of Tega Cay, S.C.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Julia Johnson; her stepmother, Lana Johnson; her husband, Edgar Schoepp; and two brothers, Royce and Floyd Johnson.

Funeral services for Bernice were Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sauk City.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Russell J. Mitchell

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, A6

Russell J. Mitchell, 60, of Wheeler, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Jan. 7, 1939, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Vernon and Emma (Stevens) Mitchell. He was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated in 1957 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture.

Russell drove truck most of his life. He lived in Iowa for several years and later returned to Wisconsin where he was currently residing. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time.

Russell is survived by two sons and two daughters, Mark (Thomasina) Mitchell, Melissa (Chad) VanHauen, Matt Mitchell, and Amber Mitchell, all of Iowa; several grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters, Ralph (Ginger) Mitchell and Louis (Judy) Mitchell, both of Humbird, Bernard (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Black River Falls, Dixie (Norman) Yaeger of Menomonie, and Dawn (Robert) Zebro of Wheeler; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Raymond H.L. Grimme

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, A6

Raymond H.L. Grimme, 85, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

He was born Aug. 16, 1914, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Alvin and Olga (Knaack) Grimme. He attended Beaver Creek School and St. Paul’s Lutheran School.

Ray married Marian Pauly on Jan. 12, 1944, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Red Cedar until retiring. Ray also hauled milk for the Colfax Creamery for many years.

Ray was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was on the church building committee for the new church. He was a member of the Shady Lawn and Little Elk Creek school boards and the Colfax Creamery Board. Ray was also involved in the Menomonie Saddle Club and enjoyed playing dartball, reading and farming.

Ray is survived by his wife, Marian Grimme; two sons and two daughters, Linda (Roger) Huebner of Waukesha, Ann (Jeffrey) Sorensen of Menomonie, Duane Grimme and Michael Grimme, both of Menomonie; two sisters and a brother, Lois Yauch of Elmwood, Lorraine Kendall of California, and Clayton (Ann) Grimme of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Lana Huebner, Jodi (Mark) Sievert, Brett Huebner and Mia Grimme; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Ray will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and an hour before the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or donor’s choice.

Frances A. Hicks

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, A6

Frances A. Hicks, 68, of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Frances was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Menomonie to Arnold and Alice (Olson) Casper. She married Richard Hicks on June 15, 1948, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Augusta area until 1977 when they retired.

They spent the next 12 years in the Horse Shoe Lake area, where she did plenty of fishing. In 1989, they moved to Boyceville. Frances and Richard spent the last 17 winters in Mesa, Ariz., where Frances enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Frances is survived by her husband, Richard Hicks of Boyceville; two daughters and two sons, Patricia (James) Mycfski of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Kenneth (Nancy) Hicks of Augusta, Wayne (Phyllis) Hicks of Princeton, and Nancy (Geoff) Striat of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, James (Cecelia) Casper of Alexandria, Minn., Dale (Mary Lou) Casper of White Bear, Minn., David (Phyllis) Casper of St. Paul, Minn., and Phyllis (Al) Butzen of Crystal Lake, Ill.; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at the Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson with the Rev. Michael Main officiating. Burial was in Lucas Cemetery, Town of Lucas, Dunn County. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Hulda M. Brensdal

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, A6

Hulda M. Brensdal, 90, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last eight years.

The former Hulda Mae Harshman was born June 13, 1909, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Elmer and Edith (Gill) Harshman. She married Curtis Brensdal on Sept. 18, 1927. Together they farmed for 60 years in the Town of Spring Brook.

Hulda was an active member of the Louisville Lutheran Church and later, New Hope Lutheran Church, and was also involved in many church activities. Curtis and Hulda moved to Menomonie in 1986.

Hulda was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was always ready to help anyone who needed her. We will miss her dearly but we find peace in knowing she is with God and her family, and is free from pain and heartache that she has suffered the last years.

Hulda is survived by a daughter, Irene (Ken) Eddy of Menomonie; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Brensdal of Norman, Okla.; six grandchildren, Randal Mars, Ronda Lee, and Russell, Gena, Curtis and Tyra Brensdal; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Inger (Geo) Owens of Elk Mound; a brother-in-law, Ole (Zilpha) Brensdal of Corvallis, Ore.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; her husband, Curtis, in 1995; a son, Earl, in 1995, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Hulda were Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Gerhart W. Hanson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, A6

Gerhart Walter Hanson, 66, of Minong, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the Spooner Hospital in Spooner.
     Gerhart was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Hammond, the son of Alfred and Anna (Siegert) Hanson. He graduated with the class of 1951 from Spring Valley High School.
     On Aug. 26, 1953, he married Doris Vanderpoel in Emerald. After marriage, the Hansons lived in Eau Galle township. Gerhart worked for Sweeney Brothers Construction of Spring Valley, Mid-America Dairymen of Baldwin, Frog Creek Logging and Ericson Logging of Minong, and ABC Farms of Spooner. He also farmed for Fred and Jerry Larson in Spring Lake. Gerhart and Doris have lived in Minong since 1983. Gerhart had retired four years ago.
     Survivors include his wife, Doris, of Minong; five children and eight grandchildren, Larry Hanson of Hudson, Crystal (David) Moody of Hudson and their children, Nicole (Mike) Sealy of Brewer, Maine, and Cherie and James of Hudson, Jerry Hanson of Ashland and his children, Elishia and C’Anne Spielman of River Falls, Linda (Myron) Stark of Spring Valley and daughter, Becky, and her friend, Rob Timm of Spring Valley, and Carol (Jim) Collins of Kenosha and her children, Dustin Stanaitis of St. Paul, Minn., and Courtney Collins of Kenosha; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Preceding him in death were his parents and two stillborn grandsons, Gerhart H. Stark and Jerry’s infant son.
     Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner with the Rev. Joe Bickel officiating.
     Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Keith Holste officiating. Special music was provided by Steve Thompson, vocalist. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.
     Honorary bearers were Gary Lillie and Jerry Larson. Pallbearers were Joel Stark, Jason Stark, Todd Harshman, Mark Harshman, Bill Harshman and Eugene Harshman.
     Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Pauline Olson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, A6

Pauline Olson, 90, of Waverly, Iowa, formerly of Waterloo and Cedar Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at the Bartels Lutheran Home from natural causes.
     She was born Sept. 17, 1909, in Nuernberg, Germany, the daughter of Peter and Pauline (Eltjes) Wurdinger. At age 5, she moved with her family to the United States where they settled in Kesley, Iowa. She attended country school near her home and then helped on the family farm.
     Pauline then worked as a nurses aide at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo and was united in marriage to William Homeyer. They later divorced, and she married Merlin Olson. They made their home in Waterloo and Pauline worked for a time for the Montgomery Ward Store there.
     In 1975, they couple retired and moved to Menomonie. Merlin died in January 1993, and a short time later Pauline moved back to Waterloo. She later began living at the Western Home in Cedar Falls, and in March of this year became a resident of the Bartels Lutheran Home.
     Pauline loved to fish, which was a major reason the couple retired to Wisconsin. Merlin and Pauline also enjoyed woodworking.
     She is survived by two nephews, Don (Mona) Wurdinger of Waverly and Richard Lohman of Mesa, Ariz., and two nieces, Jo (Allan) Bergman of Tripoli and Juanita Cornell of Arizona.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlin; one sister, Frances Lohman; one brother, Pete Wurdinger; and two nephews, Roger Lohman and Dean Wurdinger.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in the Good Shepard Chapel of Bartels Lutheran Home in Waverly with Pastors Keith Tomlinson and Nathan Frazee officiating. Burial was in Coster Cemetery, rural Shell Rock.
     Memorials may be directed to the Bartels Lutheran Home Chaplaincy Endowment Fund.
     Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly handled arrangements.
Neil L. Smith

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, A6

Neil L. Smith, 74, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Neil was born Nov. 26, 1924, in the Downsville area, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Wood) Smith. Neil grew up in the Downsville area and farmed on the home farm into his early 30’s. Neil then worked as a heavy equipment operator on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota for several years.
     He moved to Milwaukee and worked as a heavy equipment operator for a cement manufacturing company for many years. Neil later worked for the City of Milwaukee, driving heavy equipment until he retired. In September 1998 he moved back to Menomonie and became a resident of the American Lutheran Home where he remained the rest of his life.
     Neil is survived by a brother, Bernard Smith of Eagan, Minn.; a sister, Elaine Stewart of Eau Claire; 14 nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Oritha Smith of Mondovi; and other relatives and friends.
     His parents, his wife, Katherine, and one brother, Clifford Smith, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Stanley Branch and Kevin Killam officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jack P. Hellum

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, A6

Jack P. Hellum, 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Jack was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Oscar James and Lina (Prideauz) Hellum. Jack grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1932 from Menomonie High School and in 1938 from The Stout Institute (University of Wisconsin-Stout).
     Jack taught in Mt. Berry schools in Mt. Berry, Ga., for several years. He married Amanda Watkins on Dec. 19, 1941, in Rome, Ga. She preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 1985.
     Jack enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1942 as a commissioned officer and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the service, Jack became an investment advisor in Chicago, specializing in the stock market. Jack retired in 1978 and moved to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life.
     During his retirement, he enjoyed fishing and reading his trade journals for his business. He was a member of the Menomonie Rotary Club.
     Jack is survived by a sister, Anne Josse of Menomonie; a nephew, Robert (Mary) Josse of Attica, N.Y.; two great nephews, Jason and Kevin Josse of Attica; and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
Marie A. Erickson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, A6

Marie A. Erickson, 89, of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.
     She was born Dec. 10, 1909, in Eau Galle, the daughter of John and Caroline (Baier) Sinz. She was raised and lived her entire live in and around the Eau Galle community.
     She married Victor Erickson in 1935. He passed away in 1974. She married Levi Sankey in 1977. He also preceded her in death.
     She owned and operated a grocery store in Eau Galle from 1939 to 1945 and from 1957 to 1972. She was a lifetime member of St. Henry’s Parish in Eau Galle where she served as organist and was very active in the Altar and Rosary Society.
     Marie was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary as well as the Eau Galle Senior Citizens. She has been a 4-H leader, taught CCD, and was a volunteer driver for the Office on Aging and Meals on Wheels.
     Marie is survived by one son, Jon “Swede” (Kay) of Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Luanne Erickson of Turtle Lake, Kathy (John) Feuker of Elmwood, Susan (David Allen) Erickson and Theresa Harrington, both of Denver, Colo., and Bonnie (Bill) Gibson of Eau Claire; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Webster of Seneca; and a special friend and caregiver, Neva Hutter.
     Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Clara Cassel, Jesse Enamark, Nellie Smith and Vera Weinzirl; and three brothers, Clarence, Harry and George Sinz.
     Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Roy Mish officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand was in charge of arrangements.
Mabel M. Weyhgandt

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, A6

A service to celebrate the life of Mabel “Mae” Marie Weyhgandt was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Iowa.
     Mae was born July 30, 1904, in the Town of Red Cedar to Henry Cook and Mary Beyer Cook. She married Wilbur Keil in Bellevue. After his death, she married Lester Weyhgandt. They made many trips back to Wisconsin to visit family and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wilbur and Lester; seven brothers, Nicholas, William, Robert, Louis, Henry, Arthur and Merwyn Cook; and three sisters, Maude Schroeder, Alice Harms and Irene Sommervold.
     Burial was in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Bellevue. Pallbearers were Richard Alexander, Richard Cook, Donald Cook, Harry Siler, Larry Lampe and Willard Felderman.
     Mae is survived by many nieces and nephews.

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     Martha Boerner Cook (Henry) was inadvertently omitted as the only surviving sister-in-law of Mabel Cook Weyhgandt of Bellevue, Iowa.

Alex H. Kadinger Sr.

Dunn County News, Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, A6

Alex H. Kadinger Sr., 95, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.
     Alex was born Sept. 11, 1904, in the Lomira area of Dodge County, the son of Nicholas and Mary (Reimer) Kadinger. He remained in the Lomira area until age 14 when he moved with his family to the Dunnville area of Dunn County, where he grew to manhood.
     Alex married Bessie A. Hite on Oct. 27, 1925, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage they farmed on the home farm until 1929. Alex then purchased his own farm in southern Dunn Township where they farmed until 1952. He retired from farming and moved to Menomonie where he worked for Dunn County until he retired in 1969.
     Alex and Bessie were married for 55 years; Bessie died Aug. 3, 1981. Alex later married Esther A. Hofland Berger on May 24, 1984, in Menomonie. They resided in the Dunn Ridge area of Menomonie until 1996. Alex moved to the Care Center as a result of a fall and broken hip in 1996 and remained there the rest of his life.
     Alex is survived by his wife, Esther, of Menomonie; two sons, Alex “Bud” Jr. of Menomonie and Paul (Debbie) of Eau Claire; six daughters, Gloria (Frank) Hince of Plum City, Rosanna Rittmueller of Visalia, Calif., Josephine (LeRoy) Keenlyne of Elmwood, Betty (Harold) Sabelko of Mondovi, Ramona Messex of Steger, Ill., and Diana (Tony) Gullickson of Fresno, Calif.; two brothers, Leo Kadinger of Menomonie and Frank Kadinger of Kewaskum; three sisters, Angeline Sol of Menomonie, Agnes Schumacher of Little Chute, and Bernetta Probst of River Falls; 45 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-children; two stepchildren, Geraldine (Eugene) Trask of Menomonie and Beverly Holden of Osseo; and many stepgrandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bessie; two daughters-in-law, Verla Kadinger and Beatrice Kadinger; two sons-in-law, Edwin Ritmueller and Gerald Messex; four brothers; four sisters; and a stepson, Eugene Berger.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service is scheduled today at 7 p.m.

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