Dunn County, WI Obituaries
November 2005

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
November 2, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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David A. Stark

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 2, 2005, A6

David A. Stark, age 47, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, as the result of a traffic accident.

He was born May 21, 1958, in Eau Claire to Harold and Fern (Casper) Stark. When a young boy, he moved to Menomonie with his family and attended schools in Menomonie. He later received certification in heating and refrigeration.

David worked at Wayne Pallets in Downsville and the McMillan Electric Co. in Woodville, delivered The Reminder newspaper, and worked as a cable technician for Charter Communications. He also enjoyed helping a friend build a log house.

David loved hunting and fishing and tinkering around in his garage. He was a member of the NRA, Bass Masters Association, and the North American Hunters Association. He also enjoyed playing pool and darts. He was a caring and giving person who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He will be sadly missed.

David is survived by aunts and uncles, Gloria Ripley of Eau Claire, Ruth (Vernon) Hanson of Elk Mound, Shirley Stark of Eau Claire, Lewellyn Topper of Cohasset, Minn., and Tony Casper; special friend, Kari Sims and her son, Jesse Sell, of Menomonie; family friend, Lotus Mooney of Eau Claire; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Bud” Stark; his mother, Fern Stark Lumsden; stepfather, Paul Lumsden; and aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Larry Borner officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Michael A. Schlottman

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 6, 2005, A6

Michael Allen Schlottman, age 50, of Boyceville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

He was born Jan. 23, 1955, in Menomonie, to Raymond and Norma (Wyss) Schlottman.

Mike lived in the Kansas City, Mo., area for many years, where he was employed by Data General. He moved back to Wisconsin in 1997. He was an avid football fan, fisherman and hunter, but the job he valued most was fatherhood.

Mike is survived by: a daughter, Jennifer Schlottman (fiancé Sean Culver) of Independence, Mo.; a son, Jason Schlottman of Belleville, Ill.; his mother, Norma Schlottman of Boyceville; three sisters and one brother, Marcia Schlottman of Azle, Texas, Kim Hudec of Stockbridge, Ga., Lori (Cliff) Crowell of Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Douglas (Rachel) Schlottman of Lemont, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Aaron (Nikki) Schlottman, Rachel Wachewicz and Arthur Cervantes; many other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Schlottman; maternal grandparents, Edward and Edna Wyss; and paternal grandparents, Walter and Mary Schlottman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with Pastor Curtis Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Family and friends are welcome at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Timothy J. Schreiner

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 6, 2005, A6

Timothy J. Schreiner, age 46, of Eleva, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1959, in Menomonie to Glenn and Myrna (Neubauer) Schreiner. He was a 1977 graduate of Eleva Strum Central High School. He was a graduate of the Chippewa Valley Technical College programs in auto body and precision inspection. Tim married Julie Hong on June 9, 1984, in Osseo. He taught the auto body class at Eleva Strum Central High School for seven years. He was currently production manager at the Career Development Center in Eau Claire.

He was a past member of the Eleva Strum School Board for nine years and the Eleva Village Council.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Schreiner of Eleva; two children, Tyler and Tera Schreiner of Eleva; his mother, Myrna Schreiner of Eau Claire; three brothers, Jeff (Sheila) Schreiner of Eleva, Ron (Kim) Schreiner of Hudson, and Steven (Candice) Schreiner of Eau Claire; his father-in-law, Marvin (Ginger) Hong of Osseo; two brothers-in-law, Glen (Amy) Hong of Osseo and Todd (Sue) Hong of Strum; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and a great-aunt, Edna Blum of Mondovi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Schreiner, his grandparents, and his mother-in-law, Clarice Hong.

Services are 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at the Eleva Lutheran Church in Eleva with the Rev. Kermit Solem officiating. Burial will be in the Eleva Cemetery.

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

Frank J. Baglio

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 6, 2005, A6

Frank J. Baglio, age 68, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

He was born April 15, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to North Fort Myers from Parkland, Fla., in June of this year.

Mr. Bagilo attended Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale and was a member of the Teamsters Union #959. His last days were spent transporting much needed supplies to Hurricane Wilma victims on the east coast of Florida.

Survivors of Mr. Baglio include his wife of 19 years, Mary Jo; children, Shawn M. Baglio of North Fort Myers, Jennifer L. Bond of Centerville, Ohio, William F. Baglio of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Michael Baglio of McHenry, Ill.; sisters, Lucille, Mary Palici and Josephine Sanfillipo; a brother, Sammy Baglio; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial following in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Friends visited with the family from 12:30 p.m. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. (239) 936-0555.

Jesse Duane Kilde

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 6, 2005, A6

Jesse Duane Kienjeku Kilde, 4-1/2-month-old son of Scott and Josephine (Kienjeku) Kilde - missionaries in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa - died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005. Jesse was born June 16, 2005, in Nairobi.

He is survived by: his father and mother, Scott Duane Kilde and Josephine Kienjeku Kilde; his sister, Jennifer Tanya Njambi Kilde; grandparents, Duane S. and Beverly M. Kilde, and Jennifer N. Kienjeku.

He was preceded in death his grandfather, Fredrick F. Kienjeku in 1984.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Tainter United Methodist Church in the Township of Tainter, Dunn County, with Pastor Scott Kilde officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Meridean Cemetery in the Township of Rock Creek, Dunn County, with John Read officiating. Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Janet H. McMannis

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 9, 2005, A6

Janet Hodgson McMannis, age 67, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005.

She was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., daughter of Hal and Anna Hodgson. She graduated in 1973 from the Hutchinson Hospital School of Nursing, and moved to Menomonie that same year with her mother and children.

She worked as a RN at the Dunn County Health Care Center for 13 years, and then at the Hennepin County Medical Center. She also worked as a RN in River Falls and Hesston, Kan., before retiring in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jo Ann Johnson.

She is survived by a sister, Becky Mladnick of Forest Lake, Minn.; two children, Darren (LuAnn) McMannis of North Newton, Kan., and Rhonda (Mike) Rose of Phoenix, Ariz., and three grandchildren, Austin Pahnke, Hayden and Owen Anderson.

A family graveside service was held at the Hodgson family plot in Hutchinson, Kan., Eastside Cemetery.

Steven E. Hanson

Dunn County  News, Sun, Nov. 13, 2005, A6

Steven Edward Hanson, age 53, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born Oct. 16. 1952, in Menomonie to Sylvester and Army (Henrikson) Hanson. Steve was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1970 from Menomonie High School. He worked for Hanson Construction and lived in the Menomonie area all his life.

Steve enjoyed nature, taking walks and watching the animals. He also enjoyed music and cooking.

Steve is survived by two sisters, Beverly (Jack) Schellin of Mosinee and Vicki (Stanley) Holden of Elk Mound; nieces and nephews; friends, Dan Berger and Dennis Knoble; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Hanson; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Crego and Gloria Jean Bunting.

Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at  the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled the arrangements.

Fred J. Baglio

Dunn County  News, Sun, Nov. 13, 2005, A6

Fred J. Baglio, age 68, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

He was born April 15, 1937, in Chicago, Ill. and moved to North Fort Myers from Parkland, Fla. in June of this year.

Mr. Baglio attended Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale and was a member of the Teamsters Union #959. His last days were spent transporting much-needed supplies to Hurricane Wilma victims on the east coast of Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mary Jo Hinzman Baglio; children, Shawn M. Baglio of Nort Fort Myers, Jennifer L. Bond of Centerville, Ohio, William F. Baglio of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Michael Baglio of McHenry, Ill.; sisters, Lucille, Mary Palici and Josephine Sanfillipo; a brother, Sammy Baglio; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial following in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Friends visited with the family from 12:30 pm until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home (239-936-0555).

Gerald D. Ziehme

Dunn County  News, Sun, Nov. 13, 2005, A6

Gerald Dean Ziehme, age 83, of Cumberland, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

He was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Glen Flora, to William and Blanche (Kizer) Ziehme. He moved to Menomonie and worked in the C.C. Camps and then joined the Wisconsin National Guard. In July 1940, Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II. While serving with the 5th Div. 26th Mar. 3rd Batt, he was part of the 40 man patrol on Iwo Jima that climbed Mt. Surabachi and was present at both flag raisings. Being wounded, he remained on Iwo Jima for 36 days before being hospitalized. He was then medically and honorably discharged from military service at Norman, Okla. in September 1945.

Gerald settled in La Crosse, where he served a four-year apprentice as a stone mason. He worked as a stone mason all of his life in addition to farming and establishing a Grain Belt Beer distributorship. He also built a fixed-base airport near La Crosse called Sport Air.

Gerald married Judith Berg in Pine City, Minn. They moved to the Cumberland area where they have lived since. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a bush pilot. He also enjoyed having his own apple orchard. Gerald was a member of many organizations including, Hospital Corpsman of America, 32nd Div. Assn., 40 and 8, Lions Club, Elks Club, American Legion, VFW, Disabled Veterans, American Veterans, Indian Head Marines, 5th Marine Div., and the U.S.S. New Mexico Assn.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Judith of Cumberland; a son, Gregory Ziehme of La Crosse; a daughter, Krystal (Shawn) Glinski of Rice Lake; four grandchildren, Melissa and Joel Ziehme of LaCrosse and Dillon and Makenna Glinski of Rice Lake; a great-grandson, Austin Ziehme of LaCrosse; two brothers, Larry (Margaret) Ziehme and Glen (Doris) Ziehme, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, Sharon Bowell, Carol Jedras, Cheryle Rodriguiz, Marna Vega, Juanita Rasmussen, Maynard Ziehme, Dennis Ziehme, Sharleen Bammert, Kathy Larson, Ron Ziehme, Rich Ziehme, Renae Kelm, Linlda McInture, Connie Johnson and Cindy Tape; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Russell, Garland and Galen Ziehme; and one sister, Maxine Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with a video tribute to Gerald 15 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner with military honors. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Paula Joan Alexander

Dunn County  News, Sun, Nov. 13, 2005, A6

Paula Joan "Polly" Alexander died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005.

She was born Sept. 1, 1958, in Rice Lake and moved with her family in 1959 to River Falls. She attended school through the grades and high school, class of '76. She was active in music and was a member of the dance team there and in college.  She graduated in 1980 from UW-Eau Claire's Business School.

She moved to St. Paul, Minn., where she worked for Scanlan International, then to Minneapolis where she worked for Claire Givens Violin Shop an the last five years for East Side Neighborhood Services as an accountant. She left there in January to start her own tax business in her home in northeast Minneapolis.

She loved music and was a member of an all-girl band Tete Noires, that was popular in the Twin Cities and toured the country in the 1980s.

She will be missed by many friends and family.

She is survived by her parents, Dick and Joan Alexander of Alma; two sisters, Torrey (Rod) Ostrem of Onalaska and Carol (Tom) Plumb of Laguna Vista, TX; and aatwo nephews, Alex Heuer at UW-Platteville and Paul Heuer at UW-Stout.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Art and Louise (Torrey) Cantrell and Henry and Martha Cook, all former Menomonie residents.

The family requests that memorials be given in her name to the American Heart Association or East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

A memorial service was held at the First Congregational Church in River Falls.

Norman G. Olson

Dunn County  News, Wed, Nov. 16, 2005, A6

Norman “Norm” Olson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2005.

Norman was born on Aug. 8,1921, in Sand Creek to Sigward and Ella (Tweed) Olson. Norman and Amanda (Boos) were married on July 23, 1945, in Elk Mound.

He was in the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Theatre from 1943-45 as a gunner mate on the USS Bunker Hill. He worked for Eau Claire Sand and Gravel, Presto Industries and as a custodian for the Elk Mound School District for many years.

Norman is survived by a sister, Norma Christopherson, Ridgeland, two sons, Loren (Vicki) of Stanley and Steve of Wheeler; three daughters, Carol (Jim) Dunn of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marlene (special friend, Anthony) of Goodyear, Ariz., and Nancy (Ron) Breezee of Elk Mound; six grandchildren, Michelle (Franco) Pisani, Stacey Dunn, and Brian (Mindy) all of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kari Nittman of Eau Claire; Darci (Joe) Stai of Wausau; Corey (Teri) of Colfax; 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, neph-ews, cousins and many friends.

His parents, wife, grandson and great-granddaughter preceded Norman in death. Norman's enjoyments in life were fishing, gardening and B-S'ing.

Norman was a member of the V.F.W. and a past member of the Elk Mound Village Board and the Elk Mound Fire Department.

Friends were invited to visit Fuller Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire on Tuesday evening Nov. 15, 2005, from 4-7 p.m.. Graveside services were set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning Nov. 16, 2005, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Elk Mound.

Friends may offer their condolences online at www.fullerspeckien.com.

Fuller Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Frank F. Wilcox

Dunn County  News, Wed, Nov. 16, 2005, A6

Frank F. Wilcox, age 70, of Elmwood, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Frank was born on Jan. 10, 1935, to Albert “Shorty” and Ethel (Barfel) Wilcox in South Bend, Ind. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956 as an aircraft engine mechanic. After his military service he worked in building construction for 20 years. During this time he was a member of American Legion Post #501. Later he and his wife Janice owned and operated two small town restaurants. After retiring from the restaurant business, Frank worked for the Wonewoc School District for several years before moving to Elmwood.

Throughout Frank's life, people have always been drawn to his sense of humor and friendly easy-going ways. He was loved by many. Frank was a hard worker and provided well for his family. In spite of the trials that life sent, in the end he was victorious, and has now found his rest, spending eternity sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Frank is survived by: a daughter, Ruth (Dennis) Churchill of Elmwood; a son, Richard Wilcox of Madison; three step-children, Bonnie (Bill) Kruse, Lee Schier and Dale Schier; three grandchildren, Michael, Michelle and Susie; a sister, Nancy Hall of Florida; his first wife, Lynda of Madison; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Janice; a son, Randy; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Larry Borner officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Pine Eden Cemetery in Wonewoc with military honors.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Robert H. Link

Dunn County  News, Wed, Nov. 16, 2005, A6

Robert H. Link, age 81, of rural Elk Mound, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his home.

Robert Herman Link was born Sept. 10, 1924, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Ernest and Bertha (Parsch) Link. He attended Sunny Knoll rural school and graduated in 1942 from Menomonie High School.

After high school, he moved to California where he worked as a welder in the shipyard and then at Fulton Park Dairy in Portland, Ore. He later returned to Wisconsin and married Sonja Johansen on Aug. 29, 1957. He began doing custom work for many area farmers and remained farming the rest of his life. In addition, he served on the Rural Housing Board.

After retirement, Robert enjoyed life as a "tour farmer," visiting the neighboring farms. He loved to bowl and golf in his spare time. He will always be remembered for his kind heart and great sense of humor.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Sonja; his children, Debbie (Delvin) Larson of Menomonie and their children, Amber and Sarah, Diane Scheffler of Menomonie and her children, Shawn, Jared, Evan, Ethan, DaNae and Carrissa, Anita (Bill) Anderson of Eau Claire and their daughter, Heidi, Chris Link of Elk Mound and his son, Joshua, David (Kim) Link of Menomonie and their children, Kayleigh, Trevin, Brianna and Morgan, William Link of Elk Mound, and Jason Link of Minong; one brother and two sisters, Arnold (Norma) Link of Anchorage, Alaska, Arlyle (Otto) Ohm of Portland, and Selma (Dale) Christopher of Stillwater, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Bertha Link; two brothers, Kervyn and Ernest "John" Link; an infant sister, Thamar; and a nephew, Frederick Link.

Funeral services are set for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Iron Creek Cemetery, town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Carrol “Kelly” A. Erickson

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 20, 2005, A6

Carrol “Kelly” A. Erickson, age 54, of Elgin, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home in Elgin.

He was born on April 16, 1951, to Alvin and Marguerite Erickson of Colfax. He was baptized and confirmed at the Norton church.

His formal education began at the Norton rural school. He graduated in 1969 from Colfax High School. In March of 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He left for Vietnam on Christmas Eve 1969 and returned home on Christmas Eve 1970.

Kelly lived 10 years in Ottawa, Ill., truck driving and later working for the city. From there, he moved to Texas and lived there the remainder of his life.

Kelly came home to Wisconsin in March 2005 for his dad's funeral and stayed through the summer and fall. While in Wisconsin, he kept busy with his favorite occupation, which was preparing scrap iron for sale. This is how he got his nickname, “Scrap Iron.”

He returned to Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 8, expecting to spend the winter, but passed away Monday at home.

Kelly is survived by his mother, Marquerite of Colfax; two sisters, Christie (Lloyd) Burke of St. Francis and Kaye Erickson of Austin, Texas; a brother, Keith (Sue) of Colfax; godchild and niece, Maria Buttke; niece, Amy Buttke of St. Francis; nephews, Adam, Evan and Nathan Erickson of Colfax and Eric Watkins of Austin; special friend, Margaret LaFlamm of Elgin; and other loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin.

A memorial service for Kelly will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the Norton Lutheran Church, rural Colfax, with the Pastor Paul Tobiason officiating. Interment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Catherine Marie Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 20, 2005, A6

Catherine Marie Johnson, age 65, of Menomonie, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Catherine was born March 22, 1940, in Eau Claire. She was the daughter of Leo and Marie Kolpien and grew up in Eau Claire. She married Norman E. Johnson and they lived in various states, moving to Downsville in 1967. Norman died in 1969. Catherine worked at Cubby's County Zone for several years, and also managed Candi's restaurant, both in Downsville. She also worked at the Hitching Post in Elmwood. Catherine was currently employed by MarketPlace Foods in Menomonie until she became ill.

Catherine is survived by a son, Troy (Rita) Johnson of Luray, Va.; three daughters, Debbie Sol of San Diego, Calif., Candi Johnson of Panama City, Fla., and Melody (Todd) Doverspike of Eau Galle; two grandchildren, Tiffany (fiancé Bobby Hall) Thibado and Casey Sol; two sisters, Leona North and Darlene Pichler, both of Eau Claire; one brother, Robert Kolpien of Minnesota; a brother-in-law, William Thalacker of Elk Mound; special friends, Judy and Bob Wolf of Menomonie, Craig Thibado of Downsville; and other relatives and friends.

Her parents, her husband and a sister, Pat Thalacker, preceded her in death.

No formal services are being planned. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials in Catherine's name, may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans.

Rhiel's Funeral Service-Menomonie is serving the family.

Virginia Lyon Cox

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 20, 2005, A6

Virginia Lyon Cox, age 87, of Buffalo, Minn., formerly of Spooner and Menomonie, Fridley, Minn., and Green Valley, Ariz., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at the Sunrise Cottages of Buffalo.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, a The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with the Rev. Christian Bode officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Spooner Cemetery in Spooner.

Virginia Lyon Cox was born on March 2, 1918, in Rice Lake, the daughter of Robert Lee and Nora Nelson Lyon (stepmother, Theresa). After graduating from Hibbing High School in 1935, Virginia entered the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated in 1939 with a B.S. degree in library science. While there she became a lifelong member of sorority Beta Sigma Phi.

After college, Virginia took a position as a librarian at the Duluth Public Library and later in the personnel department at Douglas Aircraft in southern California. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday School.

She was married to Roland H. Cox of Spooner in 1942 in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple lived in Eagle Pass, Texas, while he was stationed there during World War II. At the end of the war, they moved to Spooner to start their family. She was the beloved mother of four children.

Virginia enjoyed reading, cooking, boating and playing bridge, and was active in community events.

She is survived by her husband, Roland Cox; her four children, Frank Lyon Cox (Chris Cox) of Fairfax, Calif., Roberta Cox of San Rafael, Calif., Jane Cox Holte (Doug Holte) of Buffalo, and Cynthia Cox Fredricks (Stan Fredricks) of Isanti, Minn.; and five grandchildren, Alaina Holte, Brittany Holte, Carly Holte, Aimee Fredricks and Eric Fredricks.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.

Robert F. Stanton

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 20, 2005, A6

Robert F. Stanton, age 82, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending with the Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie.

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John M. Bliss

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

John M. Bliss, age 76, of Knapp, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born April 22, 1929, in Menomonie to William and Ida (Mason) Bliss. He attended Meadow Brook and Golf elementary schools and graduated in 1947 from Boyceville High School.

John married Darlene Quinn on July 1, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Menomonie. From 1950 to 1951, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

John retired from UW-Stout after 23 years as supervisor in the custodial department. He enjoyed woodworking, painting, camping, and he especially enjoyed his dog, Mitzee.

John is survived by his wife, Darlene of Knapp; a niece, Cheryl (James) Dunn of Menomonie; two nephews, David Dunn of Eleva and James (Carol) Dunn of Colorado; his mother-in-law, Golden Quinn of Knapp; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Gail) Quinn of Glenwood City, Thomas Quinn of Knapp, Robert (Dixie) Quinn of Knapp, Dennis (Sally) Quinn of Glenwood City, Elaine (Dick) Clemmen of Sand Creek, and Betty Booth of Glenwood City; additional nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Beth Dunn, and a brother, Maurice Bliss.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Carrol “Kelly” A. Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

Carrol “Kelly” A. Erickson, age 54, of Elgin, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home in Elgin.

He was born on April 16, 1951, to Alvin and Marguerite Erickson of Colfax. He was baptized and confirmed at the Norton church.
His formal education began at the Norton rural school. He graduated in 1969 from Colfax High School. In March of 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He left for Vietnam on Christmas Eve 1969 and returned home on Christmas Eve 1970.

Kelly lived 10 years in Ottawa, Ill., truck driving and later working for the city. From there, he moved to Texas and lived there the remainder of his life.

Kelly came home to Wisconsin in March 2005 for his dad's funeral and stayed through the summer and fall. While in Wisconsin, he kept busy with his favorite occupation, which was preparing scrap iron for sale. This is how he got his nickname, “Scrap Iron.”

He returned to Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 8, expecting to spend the winter, but passed away Monday at home.

Kelly is survived by his mother, Marquerite of Colfax; two sisters, Christie (Lloyd) Burke of St. Francis and Kaye Erickson of Austin, Texas; a brother, Keith (Sue) of Colfax; godchild and niece, Maria Buttke; niece, Amy Buttke of St. Francis; nephews, Adam, Evan and Nathan Erickson of Colfax and Eric Watkins of Austin; special friend, Margaret LaFlamm of Elgin; and other loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin.

A memorial service for Kelly was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the Norton Lutheran Church, rural Colfax, with the Pastor Paul Tobiason officiating. Interment was in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home is serving the family.

Harriet M. Grutt

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

Harriet M. Grutt, age 91, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after battling congestive heart failure and shingles, which forced her to walk with canes.

Harriet was born April 14, 1914, in the town of Sherman to Frank and Minnie (Houss) Rubusch. One of four children, she resided in Dunn County all her life, except for the past summer when she lived at the Clairemont in Eau Claire and the Glenhaven Nursing Home.

Harriet married Arthur Grutt on June 14, 1934, in Wheeler. They farmed in the town of Stanton for 25 years, and after Art's death, she farmed for 25 more years.

As a member of the Ebenzer Evangelical Church, she taught Sunday School and was a substitute organist. She was a clerk and board member for the Peck District 2 School. After joining the United Methodist Church in Boyceville, she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, and served on the church council.

Harriet is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur in 1959; and brother, Willard Rubusch.

Harriet is survived by two daughters, Elaine Grutt of Boyceville and Audrey (Thomas) Stendall of Onalaska; a granddaughter, Kristi (Walter) Leifeld of Holman; two great-grandchildren, Walter Thomas and Alexander Joseph Leifled; two brothers, Harold (Katie) Rubusch and Harry (Clarice) Rubusch, all of Boyceville; a sister-in-law, Hannah Rubusch of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Tim Matthael officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred to the UMC Boyceville Handicap Access project.

Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling local arrangements.

Francis M. “Fritz” Hardy

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

Francis M. “Fritz” Hardy, age 77, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at his home.

Fritz was born on May 3, 1928, in Dunn County to Evelyn Hardy. When a young man, he worked for Maple Hills Farm Dairy in Menomonie where he met Frances Hitz. On June 16, 1955, he and Frances married at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

He truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters, Kayla and Amber. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile and wonderful conversations he had with people he met. Fritz loved farming and how fitting it was that he passed away while working in his barn.

Fritz was a 50-year member of Peace Lutheran Church and a member of Lodge No. 1584, Loyal Order of the Moose.

Fritz is survived by his loving wife, Frances; a daughter, Karen (Dave) Waterhouse of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Kayla and Amber Waterhouse; special friend, Jamie Wagner; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, Helen Hardy and John Hitz, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, Bill Hardy, Peggy (Brad) Baskin (goddaughter), Patty (Bruce) Winberg, Debbie Hitz, and Jim (MaryAnn) Hitz, all of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Karlen, and stepfather, Leroy Karlen, and a brother, Richard Hardy.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Glen Russel Schuknecht

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

Glen Russel Schuknecht, age 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Glen was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Spring Green to Alvin and Edna Schuknecht. He graduated from Prairie du Sac High School. Glen enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943, successfully completed his flight training, and earned his navigator wings.

Glen married Beverly Jean Harrie on Dec. 21, 1948, at the EUB Church in Sparta. They were married for 57 years. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master's degree in guidance and counseling, he spent three years in the Air Force as a first lieutenant, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Glen was always very involved with his family, community and career. He coached many of his children's sports teams, served as a Boy Scout leader, and was always the first to volunteer at any of his children's events. He was dean and counselor at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill. Glen served as deacon, teacher and held offices in the church for many years throughout his life.

Glen served 11 years on the Menomonie City Council. Glen worked at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, holding increasingly-challenging positions and completing his 20-year career as the director of Institutional Research and Planning.

Glen's greatest joys were spending time with his family, gardening, stamp collecting and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jean; children, Vicki of Oregon, Jeff (Bobbe) of Princeton, Steve (Peg) of Fort Atkinson, Scott (Julie) of Hudson, and Ann (Jim) Corrigan of Blaine, Minn.; grandchildren, Nathan Hanson, Season Treder, Samantha Schuknecht, Saxony Albers, William Schuknecht, Jack Schuknecht, Bryant Corrigan, Alex Schuknecht, and Andrew Corrigan; and brothers and sisters, Warren of Fremont, Peg (Bob) Petrovich of Hopkins, Minn., Betty (Max) Pegram of Greensboro, N.C., Bob (Patti) of Lodi, and Carol Deneen of Stoughton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Edna, and sister, Laurel.

A heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Stillwater Lakeview Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Stillwater Lakeview Hospice or United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Hudson.

O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. Stanton

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 23, 2005, A6

Robert F. Stanton, age 82, of Menomonie, died Saturday Nov. 19, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Bob was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Beaver Dam, the son of Raymond and Juanita (Kirkpatrick) Stanton. He graduated from Juneau High School in 1941 and attended Business College in Oshkosh and worked for Fiss and Bills Funeral Home.

In 1943, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He served as a Bombardier on a B-24. Bob married Dorothy R. Stranen on March 11, 1944, in El Paso, Texas, while stationed at Biggs Field. After the service, he attended mortuary school and graduated from the Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee.

In 1947, they moved to Menomonie and purchased the Greeley Funeral Home. Together with his wife, Dorothy, they operated the Stanton Funeral Home until 1986, when they sold the business to the Rhiel Funeral Home of Durand and Elmwood. Bob remained active in the funeral business for several years, helping the Rhiel family with funerals in Menomonie, Durand and Elmwood. Bob also sold monuments for Melgard Monument Co. for many years.

While in Menomonie, Bob was an active member of the community. He served as president of the Menomonie Lions Club and Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Grand Knight for the Menomonie Knights of Columbus. He was selected, “Man of the Year” in 1958 by the Menomonie Jaycees for his work during and after the historic June tornado and finished sixth in state competition. He served on the Myrtle Werth Medical Center Board of Directors the year the new hospital was dedicated.

Bob was elected a Dunn County Supervisor in 1974 and served until 1986 when they moved from the district. In April of 1994, he was returned to the Board from District 14 in North Menomonie. During his board tenure, he served on a number of committees, including chair of the Health Care Center Committee from 1982-86. Other associations include, the Menomonie Police and Fire Commission, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose; Alpha House Director; member of the Chippewa-St. Croix Funeral Director Association, where he served as secretary, treasurer and president. In 1998, he was recognized as a 50-year Licensed Funeral Director by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.

Bob is survived by his wife Dorothy of 61 years; three sons, Robert (Sandra) of Eau Claire; Jerry (Jill) and Jeff (Kathy) both of Menomonie; three daughters, Debbi (Gary) Delander of Katy, Texas; Cynthia (Bill) Warner of Menomonie; Trish (Brad) Turner of Spring Valley; 15 grandchildren, Dawn Wurst, Jennifer Daniel, Heidi Hoilien, Damian Stanton, Jessica Wald, Adam, Lucas and Cody Stanton, Jeff and Laura Warner, Josh, Brian and Jamie Turner, Brady Delander and Heather Clementi; nine great-grandchildren, Emily and Eric Wurst, Marin, John and Andrew Daniel, Caleb and Elliot Hoilien, Christian and Brody Clementi; one brother, Ray (Lolly) Stanton of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Donna (Jack) Chapman of Racine and Mary Ann (Greg) Stanton of Neshkora; a sister-in-law, Dolly Stanton of Denver, Colo.

He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Jennifer Mary, and a brother, DeWayne “JD” Stanton.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dunn County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or the Dunn County Humane Society.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

George Clark

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, A6

George Clark, age 80, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at the Heritage Manor in Rice Lake.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1925, in Menomonie to Forrest and Bessie (Holden) Clark. George was married to Mary Morgan on March 4, 1944, in Menomonie.

He dairy farmed in Menomonie, Canton and Cameron. George was a cattle dealer, an inseminator for Midwest Breeders, made farm implements and farm signs, and also did some logging. George loved to garden, fish and watch the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clark of Rice Lake; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Larry Robarge of Brill and Geraldine and John Sadowski of Rice Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Charlene Clark of Barron; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Clark of Rice Lake; two sisters, Ruby Skog of Menomonie and Kathryn Snyder of California; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia Bartlett.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake.

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

Betty E. Hanson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, A6

Betty E. Hanson, age 75, of Spooner, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at her sister's home in rural Wheeler.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Leslie Walck officiating. Burial will be in the Spooner Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
Visitation is one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Delbert B. Nygaard

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, A6

Delbert B. Nygaard, age 83, Wheeler, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 17, 1922, in the town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Bert and Mahala (Schigley) Nygaard. Delbert attended Little Otter grade school and then Colfax High School.

Delbert married Wilma Andrews on July 29, 1944, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After their marriage, he farmed for a short time and then worked as a mechanic and school bus driver for many years. He was also janitor at the Wheeler Grade School and owned and operated a service station in Wheeler. Delbert retired as transportation director of the Boyceville School District.

Delbert was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler, and was caretaker of Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery for 10 years. He was also a member of the Wheeler Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed working on bicycles and lawn mowers and going for scenic drives in the country. Delbert's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Wilma of Wheeler; a daughter, Tammy (Alan) Koehler of Ridgeland; three grandchildren, Jeremy Flug of Ridgeland, Jessica (Joe) Gale of Cameron, and Justin Flug (girlfriend, Nikki Raven) of Cameron; a great-granddaughter, Kiarrah Flug; two sisters, Betty (Wally) Stoll of La Crosse and Marlys (Les) Snyder of Wheeler; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bernard, Roger and Rueben.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Dale Horner officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Frank R. Pershern

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, A6

Frank R. Pershern, age 73, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, on a hill by his home, out in the woods he loved.

Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Hunting, fishing, trapping and woodworking, to include cabinetry, carpentry and restoration of any sort, were some of the many joys he pursued with his family.

He also led Menomonie Troop 47 Boy Scouts in the early 1970s. But his Northern Minnesota/Iron Range roots took him back to Burntside Lake for summers, starting in 1980. With Anita and youngest child, Susanna, the trio built a log cabin in a traditional North Woods/ woodsman style.

Born in Gilbert, Minn., on Jan. 17, 1932, to John and Mary (Zagar) Pershern, Frank was the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Gilbert High School in 1949 and then attended Eveleth Junior College.

He enlisted into the Marine Corps in 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict as a Marine Night Fighter until 1954.

Returning home from Asia, he married Anita Sue Hanson on June 25, 1955, at St. Joseph's Church in Gilbert. He taught high school industrial arts in Drummond and pursued a master's degree at UW-Stout. Further teaching took him to UW-Whitewater and Ball State in Muncie, Ind. He earned his Doctorate of Education through Purdue University and Texas A & M.

In 1965, Frank, Anita, Andy, Peter, Mary Kay and Michael moved to Menomonie. Frank was a professor of industrial arts and materials and processes at UW-Stout until retiring in 1995.

Frank is survived by his wife, Anita; three sons and two daughters, Andrew Mark and Tracy Pershern of Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, Peter John and Kay Marie Pershern of Menomonie, Mary Kay and Emil Polashek of Ames, Iowa, Michael Joseph Pershern of Menomonie, and Susanna Marie Pershern of St. John, Virgin Islands; seven grandchildren, Brandon and Cassie Pershern, Hannah, Caleb, Jotham and Isabel Polashek, and Laurin Pershern; two brothers and two sisters, Mike and Cecile Pershern of Eugene, Ore., Willy and Gina Pershern of Virginia, Minn., Mary Paciotti of Gilbert, and Julia Walent of Seattle, Wash.; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins. friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, MIckey, Stan, Joe and John; and a sister, Elsie.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Also, there will be a service and burial with military honors on Tuesday in Gilbert.  Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled the arrangements.

Hazel G. Woods

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005, A6

Hazel G. Woods, age 63, of Colfax, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Bloomer to Charles Edmund and Gertrude (Rehm) Shipman. She married William Woods on Nov. 24, 1959, in Wheeler. She worked at A. C. Humpko in Boyceville.

She enjoyed being a faithful member of her church, gardening (especially flowers), taking care of her dogs, Patch and Lucky, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Gertrude Shipman of Bloomer; three daughters, Cindy (Greg) Link of Menomonie, Sandra Cook of St. Paul, Minn., and Penny (Dean) Ferry of Colfax; one son, Bill H. Woods of Colfax; two brothers, Paul (Naubo) Shipman of San Diego, Calif., and John (Audrey) Shipman of Bloomer; and three sisters, Janice (Raymond) Crowell of Bloomer, Anna Mae (Ted) Bowe of Chippewa Falls, and Roxanne (Charles) Parrish of Providence, R.I.

She was preceded in death by her father, C. Edmund; her husband, William; and one daughter, Jean Ann Woods.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the Bloomer United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Taylor of Bridgewater Baptist Church, Chippewa Falls, officiating. Interment will be in the Bloomer Cemetery.

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

Patrick M. Hobbick

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005, A6

Patrick M. Hobbick, age 75, of Wisconsin Rapids, formerly of Emerald and Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in Marshfield.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Wisconsin Rapids. The family will greet family and friends at the Kingdom Hall on Saturday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Burial at a later date at the Ford Cemetery in Menomonie.

Pat was born June 10, 1930, to the late Nicholas and Myrtle (Meline) Hobbick. He married Viola White on Sept. 16, 1950, in Menomonie.

Pat is survived by his wife, Viola of Wisconsin Rapids; six children; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is handling all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date.

Janice M. Foerster

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005, A6

Janice M. Foerster, age 84, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Menomonie.

The former Janice Mae Siler was born March 29, 1921, in the town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Herman and Maggie (Turner) Siler. She was raised in the Downsville area and attended school there.

Janice married Harold Schultz in September 1937 in Menomonie. They lived in several places in Dunn County throughout their married life. Most of her life, Janice was a homemaker and enjoyed raising their family. Harold died in 1987. Janice later married Alvin Foerster, who also preceded her in death.

Janice has resided at Country Terrace in Menomonie since May 2005, where she was able to have her beloved cat, Bootsy, with her.

Janice is survived by two daughters, Yvonne (Keith) Traynor of Spring Valley and Linda (Gerald) Mrdutt of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Cherie (Tim) Roodell, Chris (Julie) Larson, Cindy (Morris) Britton, Brenda (Doug) Fenner, Brian Lindo, Jennifer (Craig) Schwerin and Andy Mrdutt; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Marlo (Margaret) Siler of Downsville, Mary Waddell of Columbus, Ga., Harry (Janet) Siler of Menomonie, and Darlene (Eugene) Moore of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Harold Schultz Jr. and Jeffrey Schultz; her first husband, Harold Schultz, and her second husband, Alvin Foerster; two brothers, Glenn and Laverne; and two sisters, Evelyn and Ardy.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Falls Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday.

Eleanor M. (Wolfe) Wright

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005, A6

Eleanor M. (Wolfe) Wright, age 85, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at the Sterling House, Anchorage, Alaska, after a short illness.

She was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Baldwin to Archie Wolfe and Ethel (Wolfe) Rank, and was the oldest of 10 children.

Eleanor was raised on a farm in the Knapp area and graduated from Downing High School in Downing. After living and working in many parts of the country, she moved to Anchorage in 1952, with a youthful spirit like many Alaskans. She retired in Palmer, Alaska, 30 years ago and she and her husband of 40 years, Ken, spent their time tending their garden and enjoying their grandchildren. She was a general bookkeeper for small businesses in the Palmer area for the past 30 years.

She was a friend to many and will be greatly missed. Her son, Greg and family, reside in Anchorage, where he has a business.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wright of Palmer; one son, Greg (Kathi) Johnson; three grandchildren, Brock, Nicole and Brittany of Anchorage; one brother, Kenneth (Sally) Wolfe of Menomonie; one sister, Diane Gerth, of Menomonie; two stepdaughters, Kathy Ramirez of California and Debbie Ezzatti of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Edward, Clyde and Delmar Wolfe; and four sisters, Marge Ambrozich, Dorothy Kistner, Ramona Thames and Shirley Landman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in Anchorage.

Joanne (Halvorson) Legato

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 30, 2005, A6

Memorial services for Joanne (Halvorson) Legato are 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Interment was in the Carman Cemetery in Trenton, Ontario.

Joanne, age 41, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck; children, Mia and Joseph; parents, Larry and Millie Halvorson of Menomonie; and her mother-in-law, Fran Legato of Colborne, Ontario.

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