Dunn County Obituaries
November 1999

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Charles E. Brehm

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, A6

Charles E. Brehm, 85, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at his home in Boyceville.
     Charles was born May 29, 1914, in Sand Creek to Carl and Lillian (Lester) Brehm. He served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945 in Company D, 148th Infantry. Charles married Inez King on Aug. 18, 1945, in Barrington, Ill. He farmed for many years until going to work for a construction company as a carpenter, retiring in 1979.
     He moved to Boyceville in 1998, where he enjoyed gardening. He was known as a history buff. Charles was a member of Wauconda, Ill., American Legion Post 911.
     Charles is survived by a daughter, Annette (Ralph Sr.) Peters of Grandview, Mo.; three grandchildren, Victoria (Scott) Wilson of Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Carl (Jill) Peters of Peculiar, Mo., and Ralph (Karen) Peters Jr. of Grain Valley, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Kystal, Brittani and Derek Wilson, Jessica Peters, and Delancy Peters; three sisters, Margaret Palmer, Virginia Bygd and Betty Pittman, all of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Charles was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Grambow.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with Deacon Wesley Tuttle officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
    
Eugene A. Schaefer

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, A6

2nd obituary: Nov. 7, 1999 (below)

Eugene A. “Gene” Schaefer, 62, of Effingham, Ill., died on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at home.
     He was born Aug. 14, 1937, the son of Ralph and Lillian (Rasmusson) Schaefer. He married Joyce Kleiboer in 1956.
     He was the owner and operator of Bobber Auto Truck Plaza in Effingham, member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and BPOE Elks Lodge 1016, both of Effingham, Effingham County FACE (Fine Arts, County of Effingham), and served in the U.S. Navy.
     Survivors include his wife; sons Barry (Carla) of Teutopolis, Brian (Robin) of Bloomington, and Scott (Loretta) of St. Louis; daughter, Kristine Schaefer of Peoria; his mother, Lillian Smith of Menomonie; a sister, Karleen Bebel of Merrill; two half brothers, Terry Schaefer of Onalaska and Randy Smith of Menomonie; a stepbrother, Darrell Wagern of Hudson, N.H.; and nine grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his father.
     Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham.
     Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.
     Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham handled arrangements.
Leo L. Hammond

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, A6

Leo L. Hammond, 65, of 14260 U.S. 12 E., Union, Mich., died in his home on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, after a brief illness.
     He was born in Menomonie on June 19, 1934, the son of Clifford and Lucy (Peck) Hammond, and married Patricia L. Crandall on July 18, 1959.
     A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 19, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bristol. He moved to Union 25 years ago from Wisconsin.
     He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kevin (Patricia) of Nappanee and Brian of Bristol; one daughter, Mary (Jeffrey) Cripe of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; and four sisters, Shirley Tilseth and Audrey Samplawski of Menomonie, Ruby Clark of Boyceville, and Joyce Krig of Minneapolis, Minn.
     Leo was preceded in deathy by a brother, Eugene, and a sister, Lucille Krig.
     Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home in Edwardsburg, Mich., with the Rev. William E. Hesse of Chapel Hll Missionary Church officiating. Burial was in Plum Grove Cemetery.
Marjorie V. Graff

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, A6

Marjorie V. Graff, 103, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Marjorie Vivian Morgan was born Sept. 2, 1896, in Dodge Center, Minn., the daughter of Fred and Blanche (Foster) Morgan. She was raised in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, and graduated from Dunn County Agricultural School. Marjorie married Ira Graff in 1917 in Minneapolis, Minn. Together they farmed the Graff home farm in the Town of Lucas until Ira’s death.
     Marjorie was a member of the Menomonie Seventh Day Adventist Church and an active member of the Lucas Woman’s Club. She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers, and was a great cook.
     She also sewed rags for making rugs. She was the family historian, collecting memorabilia for the family’s future generations. Marjorie retired in 1989 to the Dunn County Health Care Center.
     She is survived by one son, Clebourne (Laura) Graff of Menomonie; two daughters, Avis (Carroll) Crow of Albuquerque, N.M., and Myrna (Lyman) Franzwa of North Fort Myers, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-granddaughter; and other relatives and friends.
     Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ira; two sons, Clayton and Lowell; one sister, Charlotte Ward; two brothers, Freddy and Chester Morgan; and three grandsons, Randy, Gregory and Gerald Graff.
     Funeral services for Marjorie are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Menomonie with Pastor Arthur Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.
     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.
Margie Reilly Griffin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, A6

Margie Reilly Griffin, 73, formerly of Colfax (Town of Tainter), passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at her home in Bloomington, Minn.

She is survived by her husband, Darrel Griffin of Bloomington; two daughters, Diane Ische of Charlotte, N.C., and Marsha Flatgard of St. Louis Park, Minn.; a son, Scott Reilly of Colfax; and four grandchildren, Peter Ische and Emily Ische, both of Charlotte, Angie Flatgard of St. Louis Park, and Erin Reilly of Colfax.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at St. Steven’s Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave., Bloomington. There will be a reviewal one-half hour preceding services. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., following services.

Memorials preferred to the American Lung Association.Werner Bros. Funeral Home (612) 824-2624 is handling arrangements.

Steven W. Weber

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

Steven W. Weber, 47, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at his home.
     Steven Wayne Weber was born Dec. 23, 1951, in Menomonie to Cyril and Aileen (Moe) Weber. He was raised in the Town of Dunn and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1970. He later attended vocational school in La Crosse for auto body work.
     Steve ran Weber Auto Body and Salvage most of his life, and also raced at Red Cedar Speedway. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially coon hunting with his father. Steve will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     He is survived by two daughters, Stacy and Stephanie Weber, both of Oshkosh; his father, Cyril Weber (Jan Shay) of Menomonie; a sister, Karen (Steve) Wing of Minot, N.D.; a niece, Laura Wing of Minot, N.D., and aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Aileen, and an infant brother, David.
     A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial of the cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and an hour before the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Leola M. Naser

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

Leola M. Naser, 80, of Eau Claire, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Oakwood Villa Nursing Home in Altoona.
     The former Leola May Hillman was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Menomonie to John and Martha (Eighmy) Hillman. She graduated from Menomonie High School and then attended beautician school in Eau Claire.
     Leola married Clifford Wagner on Sept. 15, 1944, in Milwaukee, where they resided for many years. She worked at Cutler Hammer and, after retiring, returned to Menomonie. After Clifford’s death, Leola later married Ed Naser on Mar. 10, 1992, in Las Vegas. They lived in Eau Claire.
     Leola and her dear friend, Angie, did volunteer work at St. Bede’s and also did blood shuttle runs to Minneapolis for the Red Cross.
     Leola loved to travel and enjoyed fishing. She was also a great race fan and an avid football fan, especially for the Menomonie Indians, Notre Dame and the Packers. Leola will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     She is survived by her husband, Ed; four brothers, Lionel E. Hillman of Menomonie, Donald L. (Sarah) Hillman of Eau Claire, Gerald (Diane) Hillman of Menomonie and Marvin (Jackie) Hillman of Menomonie; two step-sons, Edward Jr. (LuAnn) Naser of Boyd and John (Rhonda) Naser of Wheeler; four step-daughters, Savannah, Alicia, Danielle and Hailey, and nieces and nephews.
     Also surviving are her little dog, Sue-Sue, who was her pride and joy and whom she loved very much, and one of the best friends she ever had, Angie Elliot of Eau Claire.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, Clifford Wagner.
     A private memorial service will be held at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Tim VandenLangenberg officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.
Paul H. Kraft

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

Paul H. Kraft, 81, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Following cremation, burial of the cremains will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County. There are no services planned.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.
David L. Boyer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

David L. “Dave” Boyer, 46, of Willmar, Minn., formerly of Cloquet, Minn., died on Saturday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following an illness.
     He was born on Feb. 3, 1953, in Cloquet, the son of John W. Sr. and Anne M. (Siercks) Boyer. He grew up in Cloquet, attending Our Lady of Sacred Heart Elementary School and graduating from Cloquet High School in 1971. He continued his schooling, graduating with a BS in business administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
     On June 17, 1989, Dave was married to Chris Hattery in Cloquet. He worked as a woodworker and did bookkeeping for 20 years at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. In 1996, they moved to Willmar.
     He was baptized in February 1953 and confirmed in 1965 at Cloquet. While living in Cloquet, he was active at Queen of Peace Church, served as the sexton of the cemetery, and was active with the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar at the time of his death.
     Dave served on the school board in Cloquet for eight years and was active with Habitat for Humanity in Cloquet.
     Surviving is his wife, Chris; his parents, John Sr. and Anne Boyer of Willmar; children, Michelle and (Doug) O’Loughlin of Moody, Texas, Don Wilson of Jamestown, N.D., and Laura Wilson and Rory Wilson, both of Willmar; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, John W. Jr. and (Caryl) Boyer of Tucson, Ariz., Robert and (Linnea) Boyer of Roseville, Minn., Carol M. Boyer of Minneapolis, Minn., Richard Boyer of Greensboro, N.C., and Cherie and (Les) Heitke of Willmar.
     He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
     Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet.
     Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar handled arrangements.
Beatrice M. Grambo

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

Beatrice M. Grambo, 74, of Rice Lake, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake with hospice.
     The former Beatrice Marie Shane was born July 21, 1925, in Barron County to Frank and Lolita (Campbell) Shane. She was raised in Barron and Dunn counties and graduated in 1943 from Menomonie High School. Beatrice married Richard Grambo on Aug. 5, 1943, in the Beyer Settlement parsonage in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.
     Beatrice worked in food service at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, and at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. After retiring in 1987, she and her husband traveled before settling in Rice Lake where they have lived the last three years.
     Beatrice enjoyed doing crafts and fishing. She was also an avid Packer fan. She will be remembered for her genuine kindness in her work and her life.
     Beatrice is survived by her husband, Richard of Rice Lake; three sons, Carlton (Sheryl) Grambo of Menomonie, Donald Grambo (and Pam Nosko) of Colfax, and James (Luthy) Grambo of Killeen, Texas; special family member, Jeanne Grambo; four grandchildren, Lance C. (Jennifer) Grambo, Kimberly K. Grambo, James D. Grambo and Gabrielle D. Grambo; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Zachary; three sisters and two brothers, Fern Cummings of Waterford, Juanita Lange of Milwaukee, Wanda Lark of Menomonee Falls, James Shane of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Wayne (Lula) Shane of Kentucky; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Shane; and one sister, Rowena Burdick.
     A memorial service for Beatrice was held Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial of the cremains was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Eugene A. Schaefer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, A6

Eugene A. “Gene” Schaefer, 62, of Effingham, Ill., formerly of Menomonie, died at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at home.
     Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham and at the church for one hour before the services.
     Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.
     Mr. Schaefer was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Menomonie. He married Joyce Kleiboer in 1956.
     He was owner and operator of Bobber Auto Truck Plaza in Effingham, member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and BPOE Elks Lodge 1016, both of Effingham, Effingham County FACE (Fine Arts, County of Effingham), and served in the U.S. Navy.
     Survivors include his wife; sons Barry (wife, Carla) of Teutopolis, Ill., Brian (wife, Robin) of Bloomington, Ill., Scott (wife, Loretta) of St. Louis, Mo., daughter, Kristine Schaefer of Peoria, Ill.; mother, Lillian Rasmusson Smith of Menomonie; stepfather, Marvin Smith of Menomonie; father, the late Ralph Schaefer; stepmother, Mae Schaefer of Ripon; sister Karleen (Gene) Bebel of Merrill; half brothers, Terry (Lori) Schaefer of Onalaska and Randy (Rita) Smith of Menomonie; stepbrother, Darrell (Joan) Wagner of Hudson, N.H.; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
    
Verna Mae Arndt

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, A6

     Verna Mae Arndt, 67, of rural Hawick, Minn., died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, Nov. 7, at her home.
     Funeral services are 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the Church of the Nazarene in Willmar, Minn., with the Rev. Eric J. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the church prior to the service.
     She is survived by her husband, Rev. Lowell Arndt; four children, Wayne (Donna) Arndt of Willmar, Ronda (Gary) Freiborg of Willmar, Marlena (Chuck) Orndorff of Travis AFB, Calif., and Keith (Cindy) Arndt of Wheeler; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Alma Oshel, and a sister, LaDonna Oshel, both of Hannibal, Mo.
     She was preceded in death by her father.
     Verna Mae Arndt was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Elsie, Neb., the daughter of Alma (Carlson) and John Oshel. She grew up in Alva, Okla., and received her education in Alva and Mooreland, Okla.
     On June 4, 1950, she was married to Rev. Lowell D. Arndt. They made their life in the ministry with the Church of the Nazarene. She served in elected and appointed positions of local and district ministries. They served congregations in Sharon, Okla.; White River, S.D.; Olivia, Minn.; Alberta, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Menomonie; Hudson Falls, N.Y.; South Milwaukee; and Antigo. Following their retirement in 1994, they moved to rural Hawick.
     Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar is handling arrangements.
    
Lucille Haile Duncan

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, A6

     Lucille Haile Duncan, 80, a former resident of Knapp, died on Oct. 25, 1999, at her home in Dunbar, West Virginia, of natural causes.
     She leaves her husband, Lawrence Duncan; sons John, an Attorney at Law of Virginia, and Dr. Gene Duncan of West Virginia; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Jeanette (Eddie) Schutz of Costa Mesa, Calif., and a brother, Robert (Marcheta) Haile of Grand Rapids,Mich.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond (J.R.) and Elsie Lentz Haile, and two brothers, LeRoy and Donald.
James A. Wilsey

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, A6

    James A. Wilsey, 53, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, as a result of being hit by an automobile in the Town of Menomonie, three miles south of Menomonie, on state Highway 25.
     Jim was born Jan. 7, 1946, in Menomonie, the son of Roy and Carol (Behling) Wilsey. He was raised in Menomonie and lived his entire life in the Menomonie area.
     Jim loved spending time out of doors, hunting and fishing, and riding his bike about the community.
     Jim is survived by two brothers, Jerry (Denise) Wilsey of Siren and Roger (Linda) Wilsey of Madison; a half brother, Robert Herger of Menomonie; a stepbrother, Charles (Nola) Herger of Eau Claire; several aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. The Rev. John Mikkelson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.
Helen B. Billiet

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, A6

     Helen Burger Billiet of Aberdeen, Md., formerly of Menomonie, passed away at the hospital in Aberdeen on Sept. 7, 1999.
     Helen was born Aug. 23, 1926, the daughter of Arnold and Emma Burger. Her one sister, Vivian (Stecher) and family live in Carryville, Md.
     Helen graduated in 1944 from Menomonie High School. She was the Class Alumnae recipient. Following graduation, Helen worked at the O&N Lumber Co. for three years.
     Helen married Paul C. Billiet upon his graduation from Stout State University. Paul was her Knight in Shining Armor. They moved to Aberdeen where Paul was a flight instructor at the U.S. Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Paul and Helen had one son, Bill, and two daughters, Mary and Jane.
     Preceding Helen in death were her parents and her husband, Paul C. Billiet.Helen continued correspondence with high school friends Helen Scharr, Janet Boettcher and Doris Giertz until her time of death.
     In memory of Helen Burger Billiet: Pat and John Wooley of Racine, Merle B. Schultz of Menomonie, Leone Schultz of Menomonie, Robert and Lois Schultz of Menomonie, and Michael and Dolly Schultz of McGregor, Iowa.
Richard A. Buss

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, A6

     Richard A. Buss, 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at his home.
     He was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Menomonie to Robert and Louisa Buss. Richard was raised in Menomonie and lived here all his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
     He is survived by one nephew and two nieces, Robert (Janet) Brimer of Tucson, Ariz., Doris (Don) Triebensee of Rice Lake, and Linda (Per) Schildmann of Norway; great-nieces and great-nephews, Sue (Robert) Boileau of Overland Park, Kan., and Scott Brimer, Ross Brimer, Todd Brimer and Amy Brimer, all of St. Paul, Minn.; two special great-great-nieces, Laura and Jessica Boileau of Overland Park; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Brimer, and two half brothers, Arnold and Walter.
     Funeral services for Richard were Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
Helen M. Henkel

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, A6

Helen M. Henkel, 89, of River Falls, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls.
     Helen was born June 30, 1910, in the Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, in the Hatchville community, the daughter of Charles and Martha (Lau) Podoll. She was raised in the Hatchville community.
     Helen worked and lived in St. Paul, Minn., for several years before marrying Herman C. Henkel on June 22, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul. After marriage, they moved from St. Paul to Menomonie where they lived until 1997. In 1997, they moved to River Falls where she remained the rest of her life. Herman died on March 31, 1999.
     Helen is survived by her son, Carl (Linda) Henkel of Roseville, Minn.; four grandchildren, Kara (Michael) Peck of Green Bay, Keri Henkel of New Hope, Minn., Kevin Henkel of Fargo, N.D., and Kory Henkel of Decorah, Iowa.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman; and two sisters, Leona Kuehl and Esther Podoll.
     Funeral services are 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999) at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services today at the church.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.
Grant Flick

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, A6

    Grant Flick, 73, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     James Grant Flick was born March 2, 1926, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Levi and Pearl (Hutchins) Flick. He was raised in the Town of Dunn and attended Downsville School.
     Grant was employed in various occupations, including milk truck driver, Allis Chalmers tractor salesman, and car salesman at Flick Motor Sales in Menomonie. He then had half ownership in the Ford dealership in Boyceville before opening A-1 Used Cars in Menomonie.
     He was owner-operator of his own semi truck, and later owned his own logging company in New Mexico and Colorado before returning to trucking back in Menomonie. Grant gave up trucking to care for his invalid mother — a total of 13 years — until her death.
     He enjoyed racing cars and built a race track in Boyceville. Grant also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and especially cooking big breakfasts for all the campers.
     Grant is survived by his significant other, Lucille Whittier of Menomonie; two sons and two daughters, Larry (Donna) Flick of Knapp, Ricky (Allan) Keegan of Hill City, Minn., Dorinda Drury of Avon, Colo., and Bruce Score of Dana, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Also surviving are Lucille’s five children, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
     Grant was preceded in death by his parents.
     Funeral services for Grant were Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Mary H. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 17, 1999, A6

Mary H. Hintzman, 95, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Mary Hellendrung was born March 19, 1904, in Barron County to Henry and Gustav (Kaiser) Hellendrung.
     She married Roy Hintzman on Aug. 1, 1925, in Arcadia. Together they farmed in the Town of Menomonie for many years. Roy preceded her in death in 1956. Mary moved to Menomonie in 1960 and worked as a waitress at the Kernel Cafe for several years.
     Mary was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aid at church. She was a former member of a Birthday Card Club, and also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
     Mary is survived by two sons, Robert (Maxine) Hintzman and Gerald (Shirley) Hintzman, both of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Steven (Cindy) Hintzman, Rick (Cheryl) Hintzman, Todd (Debbie) Hintzman, and Lisa (Michael) Hoff, all of Menomonie, Kevin (Kim) Hintzman of London, England, and Renae (Peter) Hestekin of Eau Claire; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; three brothers, Val, Ernest and Walter Hellendrung; and five sisters, Tena Hoffman, Verna Kurschner, Ella Hovlid, Molly Neck and Alma Schlueter.
     Funeral services for Mary were Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Charles R. Rassbach

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 17, 1999, A6

Charles R. Rassbach, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Tomah.
     He was born on April 5, 1933, in Menomonie. He married Elaine Haugle in 1953. He had a military career in the U.S. Air Force.
     He is survived by his children, Debra (Rick) Lawler, Vicki (Jeff) Sixel and Richard (Bonnie) Rassbach, all of Eau Claire, Karen Smith of Chippewa Falls, and Gregory (Jan) Rassbach of New Berlin; his grandchildren, Jeremy and Tiffany Lawler, Emily and Shannon Smith, and William Sixel; step-grandchildren, Andy Harrell, Char Moen, Jennifer Moore and Tammy Montanye; and his brothers and sisters, Arthur (Marge) Rassbach of Eau Claire, Marty Denson of Mississippi, Betty (Charles) Melton of Texas, and Mary (John) Petersen of Durand.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Emilie Rassbach; his brother, Fred Rassbach; and his sisters, Dorothy Reed, Emily Hall and Elizabeth Park.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, with Pastor Mark Olson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.
Cora W. Mattison

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 17, 1999, A6

Cora W. Mattison, 99, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie where she resided the last five years.
     The former Cora Wold was born March 7, 1900, in Støren, Norway, to Christ and Mary (Rogness) Wold. She was baptized and confirmed at the Wilson Lutheran Church and attended Oak Lawn Country School in Wilson.
     Cora married Arnold Mattison on Feb. 7, 1925, in Woodstock, Ill. They lived in the Menomonie area most of their lives. During World War II Cora worked at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee. Cora and her husband also owned and operated Meadow Hill Hatchery for 10 years in Menomonie.
     Cora is survived by her son, Charles (Marjouri) Mattison of Elk Mound; three grandchildren, Daniel (Cindy) Mattison of Elk Mound, John (Sherry) Mattison of Baldwin, and Kathleen (Thomas) LaPean of Colfax; four great-grandchildren, Joseph and Benjamin Mattison, Sena LaPean and Christina Olson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold, in 1994; four sisters; and two brothers.
     A memorial service will be held for Cora at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Home Activities Fund.
Joyce A. Miller

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 17, 1999, A6

Joyce A. Miller, 82, a long time resident of Glendale, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999.
     Mrs. Miller was born March 7, 1917, in Boyceville to Conrad and Della West Miller. She graduated from Boyceville High School and Dunn County Normal School. She received her B.A. and M.A. in education at U.C.L.A.
     Teaching was her life starting in elementary grades in Boyceville, Peaceful Valley and Cedar Falls. She was married to Harold W. Miller in 1946, moved to Glendale, and continued her teaching for 27 years at McKinley School in Burbank, Calif.
     She retired in 1987 and has been a resident the last six years at Windsor Manor in Glendale.
     She is survived by her seven cousins, friends, and her Windsor Manor family.
     Her husband, Harold, her parents, and one brother, Stanleigh, preceded her in death.
     Memorials can be made to North Glendale United Methodist Church of Glendale, 1015 North Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91202, the Downing Methodist Church, or the Boyceville Methodist Church.     
Andrea Nicole Amdall

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 21, 1999, A6

Andrea Nicole Amdall, 20, of Menomonie, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Orono, Maine.
     She was born Feb. 11, 1979, to Joel and Diane Amdall in Rice Lake. She attended University of Wisconsin-Stout, transferring to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a sophomore. As a UW-EC student, she was attending the University of Maine in Orono through the National Student Exchange Program, with plans to complete her fall and spring semesters there and return to Eau Claire to complete her English degree.
     She attended Evangel Assembly of God Church in Eau Claire and Calvary Chapel in Menomonie. Her college major was English and her minor was art. Her many interests included photography, listening to classical music, pencil and charcoal sketching, drawing and painting, writing poetry and short stories, and reading literature.
     She immensely enjoyed walking to view nature and seeing people enjoy God’s wonderful creation. In the short time that she was with all of us, she lived a very full life. She would lead in family discussions of Bible passages she had chosen and various other literature works.
     She is surved by her parents, Joel Amdall of Menomonie and Diane Amdall of Glenburn, Maine; two brothers, Nathan Amdall and Aaron (Samantha) Amdall, both of Menomonie; two sisters, April (Steve) Weyenberg of Shoreview, Minn., and Leah Amdall of Menomonie; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Crider of Motley, Minn., and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Amdall of Barron.
     Her grandmothers, June Amdall and Darlene Crider, and step-grandmother, Marie Crider, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangel Assembly of God Church, 3906 Kane Road in Eau Claire, with Pastor Steven Brandt officiating.
     Friends may call at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday).
    
Evelyn J. Buss

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 21, 1999, A6

     Evelyn J. Buss, 83, of Menomonie, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Healtyh System in Menomonie after a lengthy illness.
     Evelyn was born Dec. 16, 1915, and raised in Menomonie. She was the daughter of Thomas and Inga (Engen) Simmons. Evelyn graduated from Menomonie High School. She married Oscar Buss on March 14, 1946, in Menomonie. Evelyn was employed at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for 15 years in the Food Service Department, retiring in 1978. Oscar died in 1987.
     Evelyn loved her family and her many friends. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilt -making, being outdoors and spoiling her pets.
     She is surved by two daughters, Diane (Mike) McLeod and Kathy (Tom) Bauer, both of Menomonie; three sons, Daniel J. (Beverly) of Viroqua, Michael (Jill) of River Falls and Rod (Flo) of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren, Brent (Beth) and Jerry McLeod, Sara and Heather Bauer, Debra, Mark, Erich, Jordan, Jamison, Cory and Jenny Buss; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren McLeod, and one brother, William (Inez) Simmons of Menomonie.
     Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; husband Oscar; one sister, and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Helen M. Lehmann

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 21, 1999, A6

Helen Marion Lehmann, 80, of Red Wing, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at her home.
     She was born April 7, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Louie and Mable (Score) Prong.
     Her family lived in Menomonie, where she graduated from high school. She attended beauty school in Eau Claire. She married Herbert Lehmann on June 2, 1942, in Menomonie. They lived in Augusta until 1957 when they moved to Menomonie. They moved to Red Wing in 1961. He died Nov. 22, 1995.
     She was an active member of the United Lutheran Church, Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post #54, and the Sons of Norway. She also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.
     She is survived by two sons, David (Lauren) Lehmann of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Thomas (Susan) Lehmann of Excelsior, Minn.; four grandchildren, Nathan, Scott, Jonathan and Nicholas Lehmann; and one brother, Robert (Lois) Solberg of Deerfield.
     Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.
     Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the United Lutheran Church with the Rev. Randall D. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Lower Weston Cemetery in the Town of Weston, Dunn County.
     Memorials are preferred to the church.Casketbearers were Virgil Eckstrom, Gene Lehmann, Paul Steiner and Ron Thompson. Honorary casketbearers were Nathan, Scott, Jonathan and Nicholas Lehmann.
     Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing handled arrangements.
Zella Dee Edwards Lighter

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 21, 1999, A6

     Zella Dee Edwards Lighter, a former Menomonie resident, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Bowie, Md., of a heart attack and stroke.
     She was born April 4, 1930, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Harvey and Laura Edwards. Zella lived in Menomonie most of her growing-up years, attending Coddington Grade School and graduating from Menomonie High.
     After leaving Menomonie, she moved often with her husband, an Air Force officer. After his retirement, the family settled in Bowie where Zella became involved in many civic and educational activities, including Bowie Health Center Board, Prince George’s County Advisory Board, Holy Trinity Day School, PEO, Soroptimist International Organization, and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was president of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce and an ombudsman for the Larkin-Chase Nursing Center.
     Survivors include her husband, John of Bowie; her mother, Laura Edwards, and her sister, Laura Lynch, both of Appleton; her four children; and 13 grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey H. Edwards.
     A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at St. Mathew’s United Methodist Church in Bowie, where she had been an active member and Sunday School teacher.
   
Willard B. Keezer

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 28, 1999, A6

Willard B. Keezer, 80, N3715 420th St., Menomonie, formerly of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
     Bill was born Feb. 17, 1919, in New York City to Elizabeth (Lampert) and Frederick Coleman Keezer. Of his 10 brothers and sisters, only Rose McDonald of Philadelphia, Pa., still survives.
     Bill joined the New York National Guard in 1936, and was called to active duty during World War II. He served with the 364th Field Artillery Battalion, 27th Division, in Patton’s Third Army and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Southern Germany.
     He married Lorraine Brist on Nov. 20, 1944. Their sons, Ronald (Mary) Keezer of Eau Claire and Philip (Jane) Keezer of Osceola survive.
     Bill married Irene Duval Robbins on Oct. 28, 1978, at Zion Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls after the death of his first wife. Their children include Patti (Kerwin) Swartz of Jim Falls, Kathy Michaud of Altoona, Tami (Corey) Kadinger of Menomonie, Philip (Jennifer) Robbins of Eau Claire, and Tim (Tina) Robbins of Chippewa Falls. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who will miss their Grandpa. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
     Bill loved his family and would give of himself in extraordinary ways and projects. He loved to fish, to work with wood, and to shop. He worked as a wholesale sporting goods salesman for many years for Hobbs Supply and then for Schwahn-Seyberth Co. of Eau Claire. After retirement, he spent some years as a custodian at the Chippewa Falls Middle School. Bill also loved to cook and sing silly songs. He acquired many friends over his lifetime, but never lost his New York accent. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and especially by his large and loving family.
     A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls with Pastor Rob Gulotta of Valleybrook Church in Eau Claire officiating.
     A private family graveside service with military rites was held at Prairie View Cemetery in the Town of Hallie.     
Lawrence E. Quilling

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 28, 1999, A6

     Lawrence E. Quilling, “The Barber,” 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     He was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Menomonie to Ralph W. and Julia (Wold) Quilling. Lawrence was baptized in November of 1928 and confirmed on April 5, 1942, at the Iron Creek E.U.B. Church. He attended Iron Creek Country School and graduated in 1946 from Menomonie High School. He graduated in 1947 from Lee’s Barber School and then worked 52 years as a barber.
     Lawrence served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1948 to 1950. He married Joyce Linse on Sept. 17, 1949, at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.
     Lawrence was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was active on the Church Cemetery Board and School Board. He was a member of the Menomonie Jaycees and the Wisconsin Jaycees. Lawrence was also active in Republican Party politics and was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion.
     Lawrence was a great whistler and enjoyed singing. He also enjoyed playing ball in his yard with the neighboring kids when his children were growing up.
     Lawrence and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary last September with Conrad John’s Orchestra playing at the celebration.
     Lawrence will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four daughters, Ardith (Edward) Richter of Tallahassee, Fla., Linda Petersen of Rockford, Ill., Diane (Dale) Sandborg of Mankato, Minn., and Sandra Smith of Yucaipa, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Ivan and Barry Roseland, Melanie Stoddard, Rebecca Chorny, Cpl. Daniel Petersen, Betsy and Jacob Quilling, and Sally and Gus Sandborg; one great-granddaughter, Alex Myer; one brother, Gerald (Mary) Quilling of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Roseland.
     Memorial services were Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial of the cremains was in Iron Creek Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.
     Memorials are suggested to the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard or Iron Creek Cemetery.
Lloyd H. Rodey

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 28, 1999, A6

     Lloyd H. Rodey, 91, formerly of Menomonie and Las Vegas, Nevada, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at his son’s home in Manitowoc.
     Lloyd was born April 5, 1908, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, the son of Otto and Bertha (Grundeman) Rodey. Lloyd married Marie Kortz on Jan. 12, 1931. She preceded him in death in 1961. He then married Winnifred Wood in 1964; she preceded him in death in 1997.
     Lloyd was a 50-year member of the International Association of Cement Masons.
     Lloyd is survived by a son, David (Ramona) Rodey of Manitowoc; a stepson, Vern (Diane) Wood of Somerset; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willis (Esther) Rodey and Louis (Eleanor) Rodey, both of Menomonie; one sister, Dorothy Baker of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.
     Besides his two wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Clairce Mersch, two infant daughters, and a brother-in-law, George Baker.
     Funeral services for Lloyd are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.     
Dolores (Soderberg) Long

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 28, 1999, A6

     Dolores (Soderberg) Long, 84, 2617 Haanstad Road, Eau Claire, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at the Dove Health Care Center.
     She was born Dec. 1, 1914, in New Richmond to Edgar H. and Theresa (Verhaalen) Coulson. Her family moved to Marshfield in 1925, where she played violin in the school orchestra, sang in the Women’s Glee Club, was a member of Camp Fire Girls, and was involved in plays.
     Dolores’ family later moved to Stanley, where she graduated in 1932 from Stanley High School. She attended the Stanley Rural Teacher’s College. Dolores worked in a theater, and for a photographer. She also taught kindergarten.
     In 1937, she married George Soderberg and they lived in Thorp. They moved to Spooner in 1939, where they opened a Gamble’s Store. Later they moved to Menomonie, where Dolores became a member of the Woman’s Club, the United Methodist Church, taught Sunday School, helped with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and worked for Cassel’s Apparel and Caroline’s Gift Shop. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
     Dolores and George parented five children, and she dedicated much of her life to raising these children in a very close and loving family.
     Dolores married Johann Long in 1987 and moved to Eau Claire. She joined the First Lutheran Church, volunteered at Luther Hospital, played golf at Lowes Creek Golf Course, played the organ, and belonged to several bridge clubs. She loved gardening, music, dancing, and especially her family.
     Survivors include three sons, David G. (Joan) Soderberg of Janesville, Dale (Bonnie) Soderberg of Danbury, and Dennis (Jane) Soderberg of Baldwin; two daughters, Sally J. (Richard) Northrop of Green Bay and Linda M. (Ben) Lightfoot of Burnsville, Minn.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Anita Balliett of Eau Claire; and a brother, George Coulson of Sun Lakes, Ariz.
     She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Soderberg in 1975, and Johann Long in 1993.
     Memorial services are 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at the Lake Street United Methodist Church in Eau Claire. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Linda L. Sheehan

Dunn County News, Sun, Nov. 28, 1999, A6

     Mrs. John (Linda L.) Sheehan, 63, of Lonsdale, Minn., died on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at her home.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at the Faribault Assembly of God, the Rev. Tomm Byrtus officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
     Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Faribault Assembly of God and also at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the services.
     Linda L., the daughter of Floyd and Alice (King) Smith, was born on Jan. 21, 1936, in Menomonie. She married John A. Sheehan on June 4, 1956. She was employed by International Multi Foods of New Prague, Minn., for many years and later at the Faribault Assembly of God.
     She is survived by her husband, John; three children, Theresa Sheehan of Waterville, Minn., David (Rosa) Sheehan of Lonsdale, Minn., and Colleen (James) Ellis of Council Bluffs, Ia.; six grandchildren, and two brothers, Howard (Margie) Smith and Frank (Dee) Smith, both of Menomonie.
     She was preceded in death by a son and his wife, Leo and Cheryl Sheehan; a daughter, Marie Anne in infancy; her parents, and two brothers, Robert Smith and Neil Smith.
     Arrangements were completed by the Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault, Minn.

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