Dunn County Obituaries
November 2000

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

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Alma E. Schumacher

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 1, 2000, A6

Alma E. Schumacher, age 82, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at her home surrounded by her family who cared for her during her illness.

Alma was born Aug. 17, 1918, in the Town of Elk Mound to William and Emma (Stobb) Rose. On Dec. 17, 1939, she married F. George Schumacher at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. Together, they farmed on the family farm in rural Elk Mound until 1975. Alma remained dedicated to farming, working in her garden, taking care of her pets, but most of all, God and her family.

She was a lifelong resident of Elk Mound and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her two daughters, Helen (Raymond) Gabert and Susan Lostetter, both of Elk Mound; a brother, Phillip (Twila) Rose of Elk Mound; two sisters, Marvel Brown of Colfax and Ethel Grambo of Elk Mound; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Mary, and one brother, William Rose.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with burial in the church cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Lucille L. Carlsrud

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 1, 2000, A6

Lucille L. Carlsrud, age 78, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Lucille was born Sept. 12, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn., to Wilmer and Ivy (Williams) Johnson. She graduated in 1940 from Boyceville High School. She married Palmer Carlsrud on June 3, 1942, at the Boyceville United Methodist Church. Together, they farmed for many years in the Connorsville area. They were members of the Connorsville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years where she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to quilt, crochet and sew, making many of her own clothes.

Survivors include her husband, Palmer Carlsrud; one daughter, Lynda (Gary) Swenson of Boyceville; two sons, Alan Carlsrud of Wheeler and Ken (Kristin) Carlsrud of Glenwood City; seven grandchildren, Brent (Heidi), Cory (Sara), Ken, Travis (Kim), Lori (Dan), Jeremy and Bethany; four great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Brock, Wyatt and Katie; three step great-grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle and Katelyn; one sister, Joyce (Delbert) Smith of Boyceville; and one brother, Duane (Carol) Johnson of Hammond.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant daughters, Sally and Patricia.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at the Connorsville United Methodist Church in Connorsville with the Revs. Gail Mitchell and Nancy Diller officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

Harriet Radke

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, A6

Harriet Radke, age 82, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at her home with hospice.

The former Harriet A. Wigdahl was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Wheeler to Henry and Bertha (Moseng) Wigdahl. She graduated in 1936 from Colfax High School and worked in various offices, including Dunn County Social Services, Wisconsin Milling Co., and the office of U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in Oakland, Calif. Harriet was also parish secretary at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie for 20 years.

Harriet married Claire Gall in Oakland in 1944 and then lived in Springfield, Ohio. To this marriage a son, David, was born. He and husband, Claire, both preceded her in death. Harriet later married Earl Radke on May 4, 1952, in Boyceville. He and a daughter, Diane (Dennis) Gonderzik of Rochester, Minn., survive her, along with nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Truman, Abner, Kimbell and Bernard Wigdahl; and a sister, Hazel Gullick.

Harriet was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and the American Lutheran Home Auxiliary.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

 

Mildred Jeanette (Johnson) Gredin

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, A6

Mildred Jeanette (Johnson) Gredin, 86, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Oakridge Garden Nursing Center in Menasha.

She was born July 8, 1914, in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County. Mildred lived in Chicago on and off for many years. She and her friends loved dancing and spent many nights at a Swedish Night Club dancing until dawn.

She met her first husband, Per, in Chicago and moved to Boyceville, where she worked in their lamp manufacturing company, which moved to Wheeler after a factory fire.

Mildred and Per moved back to Chicago, where she worked as a receptionist at Stewart Warner Company and in the Social Security Administration.

After Per's death, she met her second husband, Sten, in Chicago through mutual friends. Mildred and Sten moved to Menomonie 20 years ago after he retired.

Mildred was an avid card player and loved to play cribbage, pinochle and "Oh Poop" with friends in the area. Her granddaughter, Debra, was her favorite International card player.

She is survived by her son, Dennis (Jane) Grahn of Neenah; granddaughters Debra Grahn of Oshkosh and Karyn Bruneau of Neenah; nephews Fritz (Audrey) Grahn of Menomonie and Roger (Jean) Johnson of Fridley, Minn., and many cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Per Grahn, and her second husband, Sten Gredin; her parents, Aaron and Jenny (Linde) Johnson, and her brother, Rudolph Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Friends may call from 1 p.m. on Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

Robert D. Krause

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, A6

Robert D. Krause, age 77, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Bob was born July 7, 1923, in the Menomonie area, the son of Otto and Ann (Pachack) Krause. He grew up in Menomonie, graduated from Menomonie High School, and attended The Stout Institute. He entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign and was a veteran of World War II. Bob then served in the Naval Reserve where he was a pilot. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1970 as a lieutenant commander.

Bob married Agnes Domke in 1945 and to this union were born three children. They later divorced. Bob then married Gail Brunn and to this union were born two children. They later divorced. Due to an airplane crash, Bob has been handicapped and since 1980 has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Care.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Leigh (Harold) Cline of Onalaska, Wash., and Mary Ann (Chris) Gruenhagen of Menomonie; three sons, Robert Joseph (fiancé, Mary Garey) and James Robert, both of Menomonie, and Donald Myrle of Colfax; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents and a sister, Dawn Krause, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Bonnie W. Fawcett

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, A6

Bonnie M. Fawcett, 74, of Eau Claire, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Bonnie M. Losness was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Wheeler to Robert and Ruby (Ankney) Losness. They lived in the Amery area and Bonnie later worked as a telephone operator in Amery.

Bonnie married Gary Fawcett on July 12, 1945, in Wheeler. She was a former member of the EUB Church in Wheeler and belonged to the ladies aide. She and her family moved to Eau Claire in 1965. Bonnie was a member of the Chapel Heights United Methodist Church in Eau Claire and the Ruth Circle.

Bonnie is survived by four sons, Michael (Sandra) Fawcett and Timothy (Susan) Fawcett of Eau Claire, Patrick (Holly) Fawcett of Burlington, and Kelly (Jolene) Fawcett of Fall Creek; eight grandchildren, Stefanie (David) Bryant of Clovis, Minn., Jon, Tiffany, Jessica, Nicholas, Benjamin, Alyssa and Adam Fawcett, all of Eau Claire; a brother, Richard (Norma) Losness of Meridian, Idaho.; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gary Fawcett; a brother, Robert Losness, and a sister, Marlys VanDyke.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, with Rev. Gail Mitchell and Rev. Elmer Pannier officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church one hour before the service on Thursday.

Walter E. Henkel

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 8, 2000, A6

Walter Ernest Henkel, age 84, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Spring Valley Nursing Home where he resided the last year.

Walt was born Dec. 27, 1915, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, the son of Christian and Emma (Fuhrman) Henkel. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hatchville.

Walt farmed at Hatchville until 1938. On June 30, 1941, he married Ruth Eick at St. John's parsonage, Hatchville. Walt owned and operated a milk route from 1938 until 1942. In 1942, Walt entered the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II.

After returning from the service in 1946, he farmed for a year before moving to Spring Valley. He worked 10 years for the ore moving to Spring Valley. He worked 10 years for the Chevrolet Garage, then three years at Sweeney's Garage. He was a partner for 25 years in Raasch and Henkel Ford Sales, retiring in 1984. During his time in Spring Valley, he also assisted Don and Ross Keehr at the funeral home.

Walt was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the community. He was a member of Rickerd-Danielson American Legion Post #330 in Spring Valley and the Pierce County 40 & 8. He served as president of the Spring Valley Area Association and was a member of the Village Board. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his strong faith.

Survivors include one sister, Ellda (Kenneth) Valaske of Colfax; one sister-in-law, Linda (Gary) Hill of Janesville; 11 nieces and nephews; many cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Ruth, who died in 1993; an infant sister, Louise Henke; a sister, Emma Sather; and a brother, Herman Henkel.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hatchville. Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the service with music provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, with congregational singing. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Honorary bearers were Howard Murphy, Clarence Holm, Leroy McCromick, Roger Shaide and Marvin Fritz. Bearers were Dean Rambo, John Erickson, Jim Houdek, Bob Minegar, Ray Pieterick and Lyall Dallman.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Lillian M. Freiberg

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 8, 2000, A6

Lillian M. Freiberg, age 89, of Spring Valley, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Lillian was born April 20, 1911, in the Town of Gilman, Pierce County, the daughter of Otto and Julia (Ellertson) Aamodt. She was baptized and confirmed at Gilman Lutheran Church and later became a member of the Young Peoples Luther League at Gilman and the Young Women's Dorcas Society.

Lillian grew in the Town of Gilman and graduated from the Gilman Mines School. She later worked as a clerk at Knutson's Store in Spring Valley. On June 11, 1931, Lillian married Arnold Freiberg. They moved to his parents' farm and later bought the family farm.

Lillian became a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville. She has been an active member, having served in the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women Bible Class.

In 1968, Arnold and Lillian moved to Spring Valley and sold the farm to her son, Robert, and his wife, Barb. In 1992, she moved to the Chalet Apartments.

Survivors include six children, Gordon (Marie) Freiberg of Minong, Dennis Freiberg of Elmwood, Joan (Gene) Styer of Sturgeon Bay, Delores (Herb) Afdahl of Menomonie, Marilyn (Chuck) Gjovig of East Bethel, Minn, and Robert (Barb) Freiberg of Spring Valley; 24 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Freiberg of Baldwin, Dora Brahmer of Spring Valley, and Laura Oebser of Elmwood; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Arnold, who died in 1993; three infant children; one son, Leroy; three brothers, Harry, Russell and Raymond Aamodt; two sisters, Sylva Place and Elma Brohaugh; an infant grandson, Peter John Styer; and a great-grandson, Derrick Marson.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Music was provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, with congregational singing. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Hatchville.

Bearers were Chad Marson, Dennis Marson, Mark Gjovig, Bob Styer, David Styer and Cory Freiberg.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

 

Della M. Hake

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 8, 2000, A6

Della M. Hake, age 95, of Virginia, Minn., formerly of Hayward and Platteville, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Arrowhead Health Care Center in Virginia.

The former Della Macel Crist was born May 24, 1905, in Arkansaw to Francis W. and Cora (Barnes) Crist and was raised in Menomonie. She married Donald Elliot Hake on April 23, 1927, in Stillwater, Minn. They lived in Menomonie until moving to Platteville in 1931.

Della and her husband owned and operated a wallpaper and paint shop in Platteville for several years. After retiring, they moved to the Hayward area. Della has resided at the Arrowhead Health Care Center in Virginia the last few years.

Della is survived by a daughter, Nola (Clark) Disbrow of Dennison, Texas; a son, Francis (Marion) Hake of Virginia; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Willma (Arthur) Jones of Belmont and Delores House of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; a son, Loren Hake; a brother, Ivan Crist; and a sister, Arvilla Retzloff.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Viola G. Kaner

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 8, 2000, A6

Viola "Vi" G. Kaner, age 73, of Elmwood, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Vi was born March 3, 1927, in Dubois County in Indiana to Claude and Lenora (Kendall) Russell. Vi grew up in Indiana and graduated in 1946 from West Baden High School. After high school, she lived and worked in Indianapolis for a short time before moving to Chicago.

Vi worked at a bank in downtown Chicago, where she met and later married Harry W. Kaner on Aug. 30, 1950, in Indiana. After marriage, they both worked in Chicago until 1956 when they moved to the Town of Eau Galle, rural Elmwood, where they farmed and where she remained the rest of her life.

Vi is survived by her husband, Harry; three sons, David (Judy) of Rosemount, Minn., Bob of Menomonie, and Joe (Barb) of Roberts; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Martha Archer of French Lick, Ind., her twin sister, Betty Holiday of Paoli, Ind., and Jenny Spaulding of West Baden, Ind.

Vi was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Billy in 1957, and Jim in 1993; one sister; and two brothers.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 o'clock that evening.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Dennis M. Lombard

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 8, 2000, A6

Dennis Michael Lombard died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000. He was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Rice Lake.

Dennis is survived by his life partner, Terri Skeel, and her son, Adam; his parents, Dorothy and Frank Lombard; five sisters, Linda, Sue, Mary, Doreen and Francine, and five brothers, Ben, Ted, Willy, Andy and Tony.

Dennis was a 1971 graduate of Cumberland High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. Dennis moved to Seattle in 1980 and worked for R.E.I. for the past 19 years.

Dennis and Terri loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, canoeing, cross country and back-country skiing, gardening, woodworking, bird watching, sports, reading, crossword puzzles and art. Dennis was at home in the mountains and loved to hike. In his early days in Washington, he spent a lot of time in the Cascades climbing Washington's seven highest volcanoes, and hiking, including the Pacific Crest Trail from Southern California to Canada.

Dennis enjoyed being at home with Terri, gardening and building furniture in his workshop for the house and garden. He read prodigiously and was very knowledgeable in world events, history and political happenings. One of his favorite pastimes was reading the Post-Intelligencer and completing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. He also loved to read science-fiction short stories and novels. He was a man of many interests, a master of many.

Dennis was a rare person, at ease with who he was and what he did. He was a selfless friend to those who know him and a loving partner to Terri. He took strength from his family. Over the past few years he came back to Wisconsin to spend quality time with family. He especially enjoyed ice fishing with his father.

A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Seattle.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2321 Stout Road, Menomonie, WI 54751, or Levenworth Audubon Adopt a Forest. Visit www.leavenworth-leaf.com to make donation arrangements.

Vera Schroeder Cuper

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, A6

Vera Schroeder Cuper, age 80, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Knapp, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Chugiak Seniors Center.

The former Vera Marie Johnson was born May 27, 1920, in Knapp to Oscar and Jessie (Cockeram) Johnson. She graduated from Menomonie High School.

Vera first traveled to Alaska in 1951 where she married Fred C. Schroeder. She later returned to Wisconsin. In 1984, she moved from Amery back to Alaska.

Vera is survived by five sons and one daughter, William Dahler of Stillwater, Minn., Donald Dahler of Phoenix, Ariz., Michael Schroeder of Anchorage, David Schroeder of Boyceville, Bernice Hickox of St. Augustine, Fla., and Edward Schroeder of Racine; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Richter of Euless, Texas; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and one son, Wayne Dahler.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Richard Schroeder officiating. Burial was in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Todd A. Boppel

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, A6

Todd A. Boppel, age 66, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at his home.

Todd was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Milwaukee to Alfred and Cora (Ohl) Boppel. After graduating from the University of Milwaukee with a B.A. in art, he married Joan A. Kissel on Aug. 20, 1955. He was inducted into the Army in 1956 and was stationed at Fort Hancock, N.J., until 1958.

After the service, he went back to the University of Milwaukee and received his M.A. He continued his education at the University of Southern California and received a M.F.A.

After graduation, he taught art at a junior high in Racine, Surrey College of Art & Design in Farnham, England, and Northeast London Polytechnic in London, England. For the last 36 years he was an art professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, retiring in 1998. Todd was a dedicated teacher and artist and this past summer he had three art exhibits on display in the Twin Cities.

Todd is survived by his wife, Joan Boppel; two daughters and two sons, Lynn (Ron Klink) Boppel of Durand, Lori Boppel of Madison, Kurt Boppel of Menomonie, and Gregg Boppel of Albuquerque, N.M.; one granddaughter, Morganne; one brother, Greg Boppel of Cedarburg; one brother-in-law, Bill Thomas of Milwaukee; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pat Thomas.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater with a reception afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated to the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Daniel C. Davis

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, A6

Daniel C. Davis, age 71, of Wilson, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Park View Home in Woodville.

Dan was born March 15, 1929, in Cady Township, St. Croix County, the son of Daniel H. and Alice (Hurd) Davis. He grew up in Cady and attended Summitt Grade School and Spring Valley High School, graduating with the class of 1947.

Dan was self-employed in the construction business and served a large area in West Central Wisconsin. He served in the National Guard and had lived in Menomonie and Wilson. He had also been a member of the Moose Lodge in Menomonie.

Survivors include four children, Dan (Jackie) Davis of Knapp, Dorinda (Warren) Helgeson of Woodville, Dean (Tracy) Davis of Wilson, and Dayna (Kevin) Grant of Woodville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Lorraine Johnson of Hopkins, Minn., Florence Larson of Robbinsdale, Minn., and Jean (Lloyd) Greenway of Wilson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dale, who died in 1980.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Wilson with Father Alois Gabrus officiating. Music was provided by Lois Wolfe-Steiner, organist, and Bob Shackleton, vocalist. Burial was in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Wilson.

Honorary bearers were Kady Long, Shawna Davis and Corrynn Davis. Pallbearers were Ryan Helgeson, Devon Shackleton, Eric Davis, Trevor Davis, Patrick Davis and Polly Grant.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Elizabeth J. (Betty) McLeod

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, A6

Elizabeth J. (Betty) McLeod, 88, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Hutchinson, Minn.

Arrangements are pending with Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home.

 

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Elizabeth J. McLeod

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 15, 2000, A6

Elizabeth "Betty" J. McLeod, age 88, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Hutchinson, Minn.

Betty was born June 19, 1912, in the Town of Cady. St. Croix County, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Albrecht) Pax. Raised in the Town of Cady, she married Gerald "Mac" McLeod on May 2, 1936. After marriage, they lived most of their lives in Menomonie. Betty worked 17 years at Sanna Dairies. Gerald died Feb. 1, 1978. Betty later married Gary Schledweiler on April 27, 1985, and they also made their home in Menomonie. Gary preceded her in death in November 1989.

Betty was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie and of the Women of the Moose in Menomonie, where she served as an officer and helped with many Friday fish suppers.

Betty is survived by three sons, Malcolm (Dianne) of Amery and Michael (Diane) and Dan (Jen), both of Menomonie; three daughters, Jane (David) Diffendorfer of Owatonna, Minn., Betsy Gilyard of St. Michael, Minn., and Mary (Curly) Shafer of Hutchinson; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Pax of Baldwin and Marcella Parrish of Colorado; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Gerald and Gary; a son in infancy; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will follow cremation at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. 

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

Evelyn R. Miller

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Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 15, 2000, A6

Evelyn R. Miller, age 89, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

She was born in the Town of Spring Brook to Johan and Betsy (Berg) Sneen on Feb. 19, 1911, and was baptized and confirmed in the Spring Brook Church. Evelyn attended the Fosbroke School.

She married Walter Miller on Aug. 29, 1930, in Menomonie. They bought a farm in the town of Red Cedar and continued farming in the area for many years. After Walter's death, Evelyn moved to an apartment in Menomonie.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Women's Auxiliary, as well as the Bountivale Homemakers. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by a sister, Gladys Miller of Menomonie; two brothers, Philip (Sylvia) Sneen of Eau Claire and Donald (Jean) Sneen of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother-in-law, Francis (Faith) Miller of Rice Lake; four sisters-in-law, Audrey (Gene) Schneider, Edna Miller and Beatrice Miller, all of Menomonie, and Bobbie Miller of Bird City, Kans.; special friend Rose Hall of Menomonie and her children, Ron, Steve and Lori, and special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Florence Sneen; a brother, Adrian Sneen, and foster son Don Hall.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000) at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service today (Wednesday).

Irene C. Creaser

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Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 15, 2000, A6

Irene C. Creaser, age 87, of Menomonie, went to be reunited with her husband, Richard Creaser, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000.

The former Irene Clara Severson was born June 25, 1913, to Olaf and Louise (Johnson) Severson in the Township of Menomonie, Dunn County. She was raised in the Menomonie area and attended area schools.

On Sept. 26, 1934, Irene married Richard D. Creaser in Menomonie. They were married for 65 years until Richard's death in 1999.

Irene farmed with her husband in the Menomonie area until the age of 62, when they retired. Irene was a member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. She held several offices with the ELCW through the years, and taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Irene's hobbies included baking, quilting, her flower garden and spending time with her family and friends.

Irene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and friends.

Irene is survived by one son and two daughters, Robert (Jewel) Creaser of Elk Mound, and Mary (Wayne) Weber and Sarah (Michael) Sol, both of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and her parents, Olaf and Louise Severson.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The family requests memorials to the Little Elk Creek Church or the Little Elk Creek Cemetery.

Calvin E. Moore

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 15, 2000, A6

Calvin E. Moore, age 72, of Wheeler, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his home.

He was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Elmwood to Norman and Marjorie (McCulloch) Moore. Calvin was raised in the Elmwood/Spring Valley area and attended Spring Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later joined the Army Reserve which was activated during the Korean Conflict. 

Calvin married the former Janet Karnes on Aug. 1, 1953, in Elmwood. He worked many years for the CNW Railroad, retiring in 1989 as section crew foreman.

His memberships included Wheeler VFW Post #10424 and Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Calvin enjoyed hunting, playing pool, and playing cards.

Calvin is survived by his son, David (Martha Stratton) Moore of St. Paul, Minn.; two brothers and three sisters, John (Margaret) Moore of White Bear Lake, Minn., Corrine (Charles) Victoria of Billings, Mont., Barbara (Alvin) Sackman of Fallon, Mont., and Leta Powell and Orin (Linda) Moore, both of Spring Valley; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janet; and a brother, Norman Moore Jr.

Memorial services are 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. The flag will be presented by VFW Post #10424 of Wheeler. Burial of the cremains will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Pierce County at a later date.

Friends may call one hour prior to services today (Wednesday) at the funeral Home.

Doug "Hovie" Webb

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, A6

Doug "Hovie" Webb, age 39, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident.

Doug was born Feb. 13, 1961, to Donavon and Norma (Lynch) Webb in Menomonie, He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1979. He married Colena Donnelly on March 21, 1992, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. Doug worked for McMillan Electric Company for 20 years.

Doug was an avid sports fan and participant. He played softball, baseball, hockey and also liked to hunt and fish. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings and also loved music.

Doug's final act was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Doug is survived by his wife, Colena Webb of Menomonie; two children, Shannon, 8, and Chad, 4; his parents, Donavon and Norma Webb of Menomonie; two sisters and one brother, Julie (Ken) House and Linda (Jim) Dahl of Menomonie, and Wyatt Webb of Joy, Ill.; grandmother, Ruth Webb of Elmwood; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Karen (Hanson) Donnelly of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kermit Webb and Marvin and Eunice Lynch.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 19) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church.

Ernest "Cy' Rhead

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, A6

Ernest "Cy" Rhead, age 89, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Cy was born on April 1, 1911, in the Township of Weston, Dunn County, to Hillard and Nellie (Lenning) Rhead. He married Allene "Toots" Mattison on Dec. 19, 1953, at the Peace Lutheran Parsonage. He worked for his brother, N.I. Rhead, at the Rhead Candy Company until he bought the company in 1947. He retired in 1975.

Cy loved his family and grandchildren and loved to dance.

Cy is survived by his wife, Allene "Toots" Rhead; three daughters and two sons, Nancy (Jerry) Burns of Elkhart Lake, Dennis (Ann) Rhead of Elk Mound, Terry (Lori) Schaefer of Onalaska, Cheryl (Dick) Beguhn of Menomonie and Sue (Jeff) Kutner of Grangeville, Ida.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Velma Lerum of Bloomington, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Hazel Rhead of Menomonie, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rossie and Nim Rhead, and three sisters, Blanche Evenson, Elgie Dressler and Ruth Wiseman.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, at Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.

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Ernest "Cy' Rhead

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 22, 2000, A6

Ernest "Cy" Rhead, age 89, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.

June M. Neverdahl

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 22, 2000, A6

June M. Neverdahl, age 75, of Canon City, Colo., died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000.

She was born June 26, 1925, in Menomonie to Helmer and Esther (Hansen) Debee. She married Thomas A. Neverdahl on Jan. 2, 1946, in Menomonie.

She was a homemaker. She raised her family all over the world because her husband, Tom, was career military.

The Neverdahls moved to Canon City in 1987 from Idaho. She was a wonderful wife and mother.

June is survived by her husband, Tom; eight children, Jo Thein of Iowa, Dan of Colorado, Tom Jr. of Idaho, Michael, Patrick and Tim of Colorado, Lee of Menomonie, and Lisa Gribble of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Walker of California; and two brothers, Chuck and Dick Debee of Menomonie.

Memorial services were held on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in the Wilson-Andrews Chapel in Colorado with the Rev. Chuck Kinyon officiating.

Anyone wishing to send a memorial may send it to: St. Thomas More Hospital Memorial Fund, 1338 Phay, Canon City, CO 81212; or to Tom Neverdahl, 832 Robbie Lane, Canon City, CO 81212.

 

Todd A. Boppel

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 22, 2000, A6

Todd A. Boppel, age 66, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at his home.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated to the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

William James Amundson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, A6

A former Boyceville school superintendent, William James "Bill" Amundson, age 68, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Graytown to Wilmer and Flora (Rowe) Amundson. Until he was 5, the family lived at Thatcher Logging Camp in Graytown. In 1936, he moved with his parents to their 80-acre farm in Vance Creek, Barron County. He attended school in Vance Creek for eight years, two years at Clear Lake, and graduated in 1949 as salutatorian from Prairie Farm High School. He attended college at River Falls, graduating in 1952 with a three-year certificate.

William married Leona Joyce Olson at the Pine Creek Church on Aug. 25, 1951. They lived in River Falls their first year. Debra Jeanne was born in June 1952. They moved to Clear Lake in August where he taught seventh grade. Daughter Victoria Lynn was born in July 1953. He finished his fourth year of college at River Falls by attending night classes and summer school.

In August 1954, the family moved to Beloit where William taught fifth and sixth grades at Merrill School. In 1955, they bought their first house. William worked part-time jobs after school and on weekends. Daughter Linda Marie was born in August 1959 and died a few hours later. He attended summer school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1960 with his master's degree in school administration.

William began a new job as elementary supervisor in August 1960 in Evansville. A son, Michael William, was born in November 1960. William and Leona's long struggle with his rheumatoid arthritis began in 1964. Even though this disabling condition was very difficult, with Leona's help he led a very productive life. A daughter, Cynthia Anne, was born in August 1965. The same year, William and family bought a new house in Evansville with a big lawn for the kids and dog, and a garden. Gardening was one of William's favorite pastimes. William was active in Little Theater while he lived in Evansville.

William continued as elementary supervisor until fall 1968 when he served as acting superintendent in Evansville. In July 1969, he accepted a position as superintendent of schools in Boyceville, and when a house became available in August, the family joined him.

William was superintendent of Boyceville Community Schools until his retirement in 1987. During his tenure, he helped to ensure a quality education for all students. William enjoyed working with people. He was well-known for his approachability, dedication and hard work. After recuperating from several operations and hospital stays, William and Leona spent their winters traveling in the warmer parts of the country. They enjoyed their time sightseeing as well as doing some antiquing. They were also able to travel to Norway and Sweden.

William was an active member in the Lutheran Church all his life, teaching Sunday School, Bible School, and the Bethel Series. He served on the Church Council and numerous committees. William was active in local and state library affairs. He served as president of the Boyceville Public Library Board. He was a Dunn County representative and president of the Indianhead Federated Library Board in Eau Claire.

He served as a representative on the advisory unit of the Wisconsin Library Association devoted to trustees as well as president of the association. He was an active member of Sons of Norway, Solheim Lodge 278, and served as president of the lodge for several years. He served as president of the Northwest Instructional Broadcasting Service with the tower near Wheeler.

William is survived by his wife, Leona J. (Olson) Amundson; children and grandchildren, Debbie (Dan) Oakland of Stoughton, Jessica and Joseph, Vicki (Chuck) Maves of Boyceville, Angie and Kendra, Michael (Pat) Amundson of Rochester, Ill., Aaron and Kia, and Cindy Amundson of Laredo, Texas; foreign exchange students, Ruby Godoy of Guatemala and Toru Hongo of Japan; one brother, Ronald (Sandy) Amundson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Adeline Carr of Barron; and several nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Marie Amundson; a grandson, Alex Amundson; his parents, Wilmer and Flora (Rowe) Amundson; a brother, Lyle Amundson; and foreign exchange student, Irene Andersson of Sweden.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with Pastor Gerald Hibbard officiating. Burial was in New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Cemetery.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and to honor William's love of reading and libraries, the family requests that memorials be given to your favorite public library.

Lucy E. Knopps

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, A6

Lucy E. Knopps, age 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she has resided the last six years.

The former Lucy Elizabeth Bailey was born Aug. 24, 1910, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, to Fred and May Belle (Reeve) Bailey. She was raised in Irvington.

Lucy married John Knopps on Nov. 24, 1931, in Menomonie. They raised a family of 15 children. In her later years, Lucy worked as a nurses aid in private homes and nursing homes, retiring in 1978. She also helped at the Senior Center in Menomonie for many years.

Lucy is survived by seven sons and three daughters, Jacob (Mary Ann) Knopps, Peter Knopps, Ignatuis (Donna) Knopps, Thomas (Charlene) Knopps, Robert (Donna) Berdan Knopps, Mike (Karen) Knopps, Erick (Jean) Martilla, Julia (Leo) Breyer, Pauline (Joseph) Lang, and Therese (Donald) Erb; 42 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two sons, Joseph and David; two stillborn sons; a daughter, Kathline; and four brothers and three sisters, Henry, John, Johnny, Eliza, Iva May, and an infant brother and sister.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Spring burial will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

James W. Stahlbusch

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, A6

James W. Stahlbusch, age 85, 610 Gray St., formerly of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at The Clairemont in Eau Claire.

James was born March 14, 1915, in Elk Mound to Louis R. and Charlotte (Ludvigson) Stahlbusch. He grew up in rural Elk Mound. On Dec. 17, 1937, Jim married Arlene L. Larson in Elk Mound.

For five years, he operated a milk route in Chippewa County. He was a mechanic for many years, including over 20 years at Richartz Implement in Menomonie. After retiring in 1978, he continued to do mechanic work for Menomonie Transportation in Menomonie.

Jim was a member of Barum Lutheran Church, where he served on the Church Council.

Survivors include three sons, David (Phyllis) of the Town of Union, Dick (Judi) of Eau Claire, and Dennis (Connie) of Mound, Minn.; three daughters, Janet Stahlbusch of Elk Mound, Judy (Tom) Atkins of Anchorage, Alaska, and Joan (Tom) Munson of Rosenberg, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Stahlbusch of Eau Claire; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold "Buck" Stahlbusch of rural Colfax; a sister, Eleanor (Bill) Tippet of Arapahoe, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Harland Hanson of Libertyville, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Lenore Larson of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and his very special companion, Vicki Walby of Eau Claire, and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene, in 1986; a son, Dale, in 1977; and two sisters, Marion Hanson and Jeanette Larson.

Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Barum Lutheran Church with the Rev. Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial will be in Barum Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Elk Mound.

Friends and relatives may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Rev. Charles P. Schumacher

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 29, 2000, A6

Father Charles P. Schumacher, age 77, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. He had been retired and living at Corpus Christi Parish in Bakerville since 1995.

Father Schumacher was born on July 3, 1923, in Colfax to Peter and Mathilda (Doelle) Schumacher. He received his elementary education at Prairie Town Tainter School in Dunn County (1929-32) and St. Joseph School in Menomonie (1932-37). He received his high school diploma from St. Lawrence High School in Mount Calvary and from there went on to St. John's College in Collegeville, Minn., where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree. His theological studies were taken at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Md. Father Schumacher was ordained a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse by the Most Rev. John P. Treacy at St. Joseph Cathedral in La Crosse on April 24, 1948.

Father Schumacher's initial appointments as an assistant pastor were at St. Anthony Parish in Athens (1948-50), St. Mary's Parish in Wausau (1950-51), and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Arcadia (1951-53). While in Arcadia, he was the chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Arcadia Court.

From 1953 to 1976 Father Schumacher accepted a commission in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He served one year of active duty in 1961-62 in Fort Lewis, Wash., as chaplain. Later in 1969 he was assigned the chaplaincy for the 257th Artillery Group in Whitefish Bay. Father Schumacher was discharged in 1976 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

While serving his commission with the National Guard, Father Schumacher was also assigned assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Eau Claire (1956-58), St. Anthony Parish in Athens (1958-59), and pastor at St. John's Parish in Wuerzburg and administrator of St. Thomas Mission in Milan (1959-71). In 1971, he was named pastor of St. Mark Parish in Rothschild where he remained until 1981. Thereafter he was named pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Chili (1981) and pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Bakerville (1982). In 1988, he resumed the pastorate of St. Stephen Parish in Chili, serving these two parishes until 1995 when he was granted retirement and the status of senior priest.

He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, Father John Eisen Council #1799 of Marshfield.

He is survived by one brother and his spouse, Frank and Rita Schumacher of Colfax; two sisters, Agnes Schumacher of Colfax and Margaret Schrantz of Elk Mound; five nieces; and five nephews.

Father Schumacher was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, with Bishop Raymond Burke as celebrant and the Very Rev. Leonard Kaiser as homilist. Burial was in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post #54 of Marshfield.

The family and Diocese of La Crosse were assisted by the Rembs-Kundinger Funeral Home of Marshfield.

Members of the Purgatorial Society are reminded to offer three Masses for the repose of the soul of Father Schumacher. May he rest in peace!

Jared R. Schutz

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 29, 2000, A6

Jared Randall Schutz, age 13, of Boyceville, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home.

He was born July 22, 1987, at Myrtle Werth Medical Center in Menomonie to Randall and Peggy Schutz and sister, Holly. Jared was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. He grew up in Boyceville, attended Tiffany Creek Elementary School, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the church youth group.

Jared was an avid sports fan. He loved football, wrestling and any other sport that included his friends. He also loved the "Packers." Jared loved being with his friends, playing sports, and watching movies. He had a wonderful personality and was always full of laughter. His smile, his hugs, his jokes and his laughter will be missed by all.

Jared is survived by his parents, Randy and Peggy Schutz of Boyceville; his sister, Holly Schutz of Colfax; paternal grandmother, Helen Schutz of Boyceville; maternal grandmother, June Brantner of Mondovi; aunts, uncles and cousins, Linda and David Hoffman (Ben and Erica) of Columbia, Md., Alan and Roxann Schutz (Ryun and Jason) of Woodstock, Ill., Dennis Brantner (Jason and John) of Kenosha, Lavern and Diane Brantner (Nicole, Jenna, Sara and Karlee) of Eau Claire, Mike and Ellen Brantner (Rick) of Nelson, Al Brantner (David) of Whitehall, Linda and Scott Davis (Erica) of Mondovi, Bob Brantner of Mondovi, and Rick and Diann Franson (Tanner) of Mondovi; godparents, Alan and Roxann Schutz and Donna and Paul Hedlund; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dale Schutz, and maternal grandfather, Levern Brantner Sr.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will be in the Tiffany Cemetery.

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

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