Dunn County, WI Obituaries
November 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
November 3, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Michael A. Lehmann

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, A6

 

Michael Allen Lehmann, age 17, of Menomonie, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, as the result of an auto accident in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

He was born Dec. 3, 1984, in Menomonie to Steve and Lisa (Meyer) Lehmann. Mike was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He attended Menomonie High School and was also employed in the shipping department at Tri-Mart Corp. in Menomonie.

Mike was an outdoorsman and loved all sports. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and riding ATVs. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends.

Mike is survived by his mother, Lisa Meyer (Dennis Feit) of Menomonie; his father, Steve (Sherry) Lehmann of Menomonie; his girlfriend, Jana Horwath of Elmwood; one sister, Tara (Jeremy) Wendt of Menomonie; one brother, Dylan Lehmann of Menomonie; two stepbrothers, Chad (Tammy) Warner of Menomonie and Justin Warner of Menomonie; one stepsister, Samanta Warner of Glenwood City; three nephews, Austin and Cody Wendt, and Hunter Warner; one niece, Sky Warner; grandparents, Gene and Jo Lehmann of Menomonie and Earl and Margaret Meyer of Menomonie; great-grandfather, Myrle Lehmann of Menomonie; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Martha Lehman; great-grandparents, Arlo and Mable Curtis, Arthur and Elva Matz and Herman and Helen Meyer, and an uncle, Allen Meyer.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, and at the church an hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Lloyd "Mac" McMartin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, A6

 

Lloyd "Mac" McMartin, age 74, of Chetek, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002.

Lloyd was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Menomonie to Thomas "Harry" and Mabelle (Jones) McMartin. He grew up in the Menomonie area, moving to Eau Claire in 1952.

Mac drove truck for many years. After working at Uniroyal for more than 30 years, he moved to Chetek to spend his retirement years living on the lake.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents.

Mac is survived by two sons, Curt (Mary) and Randy (Marilyn), both of Eau Claire; three grandsons, Bill (Maria) and Don, both of Milwaukee, and Steven (Kris) of Elk Mound; and a granddaughter, Nicole, and fiancé, Jason of New Richmond.

Seven great-grandchildren, Steven (Nikolas), Katrina, Samuel and Hanna McMartin and Nathan, Kasey and Kelsey Rud; a brother, Willard (Elleen) McMartin of Menomonie; a sister, Audrey Fisher of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; a beloved special friend, Mitzi Heuer of Eau Claire; and his dog, Shelagh, who was always at his side, also survive Mac.

Mac was always proud to be an American. He also took pride in his Irish heritage. He enjoyed the "great outdoors." Many fishing and hunting trips were taken out west in the "Irish Rover" with Mitzi. His most loved adventure was the trip to Alaska with Mitzi.

He will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends. "Erin-Go-Braugh"

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. (today) Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Opal Bolda

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, A6

Opal Bolda, age 78, of Downsville, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Opal Kurschner was born Sept. 6, 1924, in the Town of Prairie Farm, Barron County, to Ervin and Hattie (Blyton) Kurschner.

Opal lived in the Milwaukee area for many years. She married Norman Bolda on April 9, 1955, in Milwaukee. They moved to Downsville in 1976.

Opal was an active member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville and the church women's group. She was a very community minded and family oriented person. She was always there with a smile, a word of encouragement, and a helping hand.

Opal is survived by three nephews, Dennis Phillips of Minnesota, Daniel (Vicki) Phillips of Florida, and Thomas Phillips of Illinois; one niece, Barbara (Steve) Thibado of Menomonie; three great-nieces, Kristine (David) Alf of Menomonie, Trisha (James) Rush of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jennifer Phillips of New Jersey; two great-nephews, Erik Thibado of Eau Claire and Charles Phillips of Illinois; three great-great-nephews, Sean, Schuyler and Justin Alf, all of Menomonie; two half brothers, Lee and Dale Kurschner; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Norman, and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002,at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Visitation is 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.

Bonita Monness

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, A6

Bonita Monness passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at the American Lutheran Nursing Home in Menomonie where she lived the last three years.

She was born Aug. 3, 1925, and was the daughter of Albion and Bessie Fuller. Bonita grew up in the vicinity of River Falls and graduated in 1945 from River Falls High School. She married Joseph Monness on March 8, 1951.

Bonita is survived by one daughter, Val, and a granddaughter, Alison, who both live in Garner, N.C. Bonita leaves behind two sisters, Mrs. Beola Francis of New Richmond and Kelly Fuller of West Bend. Bonita also had a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Bonita Monness are 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at the Ezekiel Lutheran Church. Visitation at the Ezekiel Lutheran Church, 202 South Second St., River Falls, WI 54022. Burial will follow immediately in Kinnickinnick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lutheran Nursing Home in Menomonie.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Homes.

Helen D. Lausted

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Helen D. Lausted, age 91, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Helen Dorothy Lausted was born Sept. 8, 1911, in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, to William and Edith (Huber) Lausted.

She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1930 and then attended River Falls Teachers' College for two years. Helen taught a few years and then went to Eau Claire Teachers' College for two more years for her teaching degree. She taught in schools in Dunn County until 1945 when she went to Kent, Ore., and taught there until 1949. Helen then returned to Menomonie and taught in Menomonie until retiring in 1975. She entered Woven Hearts in 1997.

Helen was a member of Menomonie's United Methodist Church. She was also a mother to all of her nieces and nephews.

Helen is survived by a sister-in-law, Lenora Lausted of Colfax; nieces and nephews, Rosemary (Jerry) Berg of Cameron, Gayle (Kevin) Bartz of Menomonie, Linda (Dick) Tande of Menomonie, Wayne (Marge) Wellstein of Menomonie, Shirley (Mike) Kuhn of Knapp, Darold (Linda) Lausted of Menomonie, Dean (Pam) Lausted of Menomonie, and Dale (Rosemary) Lausted of Colfax; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Grace; two sisters, Ruth (Lloyd) Welch and Elvira (Benjamin) Wellstein; one brother, Harold Lausted; a nephew, Dana Lausted; and a great-nephew, Gerald Berg.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at the Tainter United Methodist Church in the Town of Tainter with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Robert L. Schultz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Robert Laverne Schultz, age 74, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Menomonie to Albert and Maude (Levisee) Schultz. He attended Menomonie Schools graduating in 1947. Robert then served three and a half years in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Menomonie.

Robert married Eileen Mitchell. They had three children. He and his wife owned the Anchor CafŽ on Broadway for many years. Bob was also custodian in the Menomonie Public School System for 33 years. He later married Lois Cook in 1976. He was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lois of Menomonie; two sons and one daughter, Richard Schultz of Menomonie; Jeffrey (Lisa) Schultz of Menomonie; Roxane (Ray) Dye of Menomonie; four stepsons and one stepdaughter, Gary (Nancy) Cook of Colfax; Thomas (Phyllis) Cook of Menomonie; Daniel Cook of Menomonie; Dana (Julie) Cook of Menomonie; Rosemarie Bristol (Breck) Schwartz of Menomonie; his sister, Pat (John) Woolley of Sturtevant, Wis.; 16 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Leone Schultz of Menomonie; Merle Schultz of Menomonie; Dolly Schultz of Whitehall; Eleanor (Bob) Clintsman of Greenwood; Mickey Tyrrell of Milaca, Minn.; Veloris Peabody of Eau Claire; Sheryl (Jim) Baker of Sussex; Alan (June) Tyrrell of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Eugene, and Mike; and a step-son, Jeffrey Cook.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery with Military Honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and Wednesday, one hour prior to services at the church.

Alma L. Meier

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Alma L. Meier, age 97, formerly of Menomonie, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in her sleep at Manor Care Nursing Home in Appleton.

The former Alma Lucy Stainer was born June 26, 1905, in Menomonie, the daughter of William and Julia (Stokelen) Stainer. She married Alfred Meier on Nov. 26, 1930, and they shared 55 years together before he passed away on Aug. 13, 1985.

Alma was a lifelong resident of the area and an active member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sara Circle, Sherman Ladies Aide and Homemakers.

Alma is survived by her daughter, Avis (William) Graumann of Nekoosa; her son, Robert (Sharon) Meier of Appleton; two sons-in-law, Gerald Kallstrom of Arkansaw, Wis.; Dennis Olson of Menomonie; 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, all especially loved by Grandma.

She will be further missed by many beloved nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Ruth Stainer of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; two daughters, Jean Kallstrom and Maryles Olson; a granddaughter, Karen Kraning; four sisters, Nettie (Otto) Krueger, Flossie (John) Irvine, Susan (Sam) Ockler and Lottie (Herman) Oebser and two brothers, Thomas (Nellie) Stainer and Charles Stainer.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m., until the time of service Friday at the church. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Peace Lutheran Church.

Corienne L. Granlund

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Corienne L. Granlund, 42, of Menomonie, formerly of Red Wing, Minn., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, 602 Plum St., Red Wing.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Dorothy E. Jones

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Dorothy E. "Do" Jones, age 97, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at her residence at Care Partners Assisted Living in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born Sept. 2, 1905, in the Town of Hickory Grove, Grant County, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Patzner) Kretschman. Dorothy graduated in 1923 from Fennimore High School. She was employed by the First National Bank of Fennimore.

Dorothy married Lawrence J. Jones on Feb. 5, 1938, in Menomonie. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie where they owned and operated the Jones Menomonie Pharmacy from 1943 until retiring in 1967. Larry died in 1990.

Dorothy was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Dorothy is survived by a brother, C. A. "Chet" Kretschman of Verona, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Her parents, husband, five sisters, and five brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Yvonne Frances Schwarz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, A6

Yvonne Frances Schwarz of Coon Rapids, Minn., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002.

The former Yvonne Goss was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Eau Claire to William and Mildred Murray Goss. She graduated in 1949 from Menomonie High School. She married LuVerne Schwarz at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie in 1959.

She is survived by her husband, LuVerne "Vern"; two daughters, Linda (Al) Sterling and Julie (Kevin) Stevens; two sons, Scott (Brenda) and Timothy (Cheryl); eight grandchildren, Nicholas, Michele, Chelsea, Amber, Ryan, Lyle, Ben and Eric; a sister, Shirley (Gerald) Hintzman; and other family members and friends.

Visitation was on Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Washburn-McReavy Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Anoka, Minn., with Pastor Dennis L. Heiden officiating.

Private family interment is at a later date in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to the Scleroderma Foundation.

Otto M. Shoemaker

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, A6

Otto Milton Shoemaker, 77, of Menomonie died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born June 17, 1925 in Rice Lake to Owen and Nina (Blaylock) Shoemaker. He attended elementary school in Wascott and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School.

Otto served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific theater. He married Dona Marie Rose March on March 7, 1946 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Otto graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee in 1950. He then worked at several funeral homes throughout Wisconsin and returned to Menomonie in 1957. He worked as a funeral director with Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was also a representative for Johnson Monument Company for many years.

Otto was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1584, VFW Post 1039, and the American Legion Post 32. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge 164 F.&A.M., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Eau Claire, the Zor Shrine in Madison and the Mehara Shrine Club. He was very active in Shrine activities. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.

Otto enjoyed meeting with his morning coffee group and also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Otto is survived by his wife, Dona Shoemaker of Menomonie; four sons and one daughter, Thomas Shoemaker of River Falls, Nancy (Bill) Kern of Waldo, Richard Shoemaker of Menomonie, David (Jane) Shoemaker of Sheboygan, and James (Peggy) Shoemaker of Hudson; twelve grandchildren, Scott and Matthew Shoemaker, Renee (Mark) Oldenburg, Randy (Kelly) Van Rooyen and Rob Van Rooyen, Kristine (John) Davies and Jayson (Heather) Shoemaker, Lara, Katy and Neal Shoemaker, Andrew and Anna Shoemaker; two great-grandchildren, Gage Oldenburg and Avery Shoemaker; one brother, Roy (Esther) Shoemaker of Phoenix, Ariz.; his father-in-law, Herman Rose of Chippewa Falls; nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Nina Shoemaker; a sister, Cora Huray; a brother, Harry Shoemaker; and his mother-in-law, Alvina Rose.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where there will be a public Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Denise Colburn

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, A6

Denise Colburn, age 45, of Knapp, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Memorial services for Denise will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday.

A complete obituary will be published next week. [See below]

Karen A. Biondich

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 20, 2002, A6

Karen Anne Biondich, age 47, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Karen was born April 24, 1955, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Al and Loretta (Lasota) Bredenberg. Karen was raised in Duluth and graduated valedictorian in 1973 from Duluth Central High School. She attended and graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a degree in nursing. Karen worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.

She married Rick Biondich on Nov. 10, 1979, in Duluth. After marriage, they moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where she worked as a registered nurse for five years at the Arizona Eastern Star Nursing Home. In 1985, they moved to Menomonie where Karen worked briefly at the Dunn County Health Care Center before becoming disabled.

Karen is survived by her husband, Rick; two sons, Marko (fiancé Abby Coppernoll) with the U.S. Air Force at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Derek, at home in Menomonie; a brother, Jim (Sandy) Bredenberg of Ray, Utah; two sisters, Mary Bredenberg of Burnsville, Minn., and Janet (Phil) Hanson of Duluth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.

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

LeRoy R. Garton

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 20, 2002, A6

LeRoy R. Garton, age 63, of Searsport, Maine, loving husband, admired father, and devoted Grandpa, was called to be with God up in heaven on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, after an unexpected death at a Bangor, Maine, hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Menomonie, the son of LaVern L. Garton and Marion G. (Stein) Garton.

LeRoy graduated in 1957 from Crosby High School in Belfast, Maine, where he was a star football player. He retired from Champion Paper Co. after 33 years of service. He also served in the National Guard for many years. He was a noted taxidermist who owned and operated Garton's Taxidermy for many years.

LeRoy is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jean E. (Hersom) Garton of Searsport; his father, Lavern L (Jean) Garton of San Bernardino, Calif.; a daughter, Inga Garton, and companion Mats Bolmstrand of Horred, Sweden; a son, Stephen (Sherry) Garton of Searsport; two very special grandchildren, Spencer and Shae Garton; a brother, LaVern E. Garton of California; a sister, Irene A. (Richard) Smith of Florida; special aunt and uncle, Dorothy and James Robertson of Searsport; two stepsisters, Brenda Richters of Omaha, Neb., and LaNette Reschke of San Bernardino; an uncle, Leonard (Emily) Garton of Menomonie; a cousin, Gary (Mary-Beth) Garton of Rhinelander; many special in-laws; nieces and nephews; a multitude of friends; and the other love of his life, his dog Cybil.

He was predeceased by his mother, Marion Garton in 1995, and a stepsister, Carolyn Berg in 2002.

Denise M. Colburn

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 20, 2002, A6

Denise Marie Colburn, age 45, of Knapp, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident a few days earlier.

Denise was born July 17, 1957, in Baldwin, the daughter of Jack and Betty (Timm) Colburn. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Hersey.

Denise attended school in Glenwood City and graduated with the class of 1975. On April 10, 1976, she was married to Terry Steinmeyer at First Lutheran in Hersey, but they later divorced. A son, Deric, and a daughter, Amy, were born to this union.

Denise was a quality control technician and worked at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie for about 14 years and about the last three years for Phillips Plastics in Menomonie. On July 31, 1990, she married Dan Cook in Reno, Nev. They were later divorced.

Denise loved the outdoors and led an active life. She enjoyed motorcycling, hunting and fishing. When she was younger, she enjoyed horseback riding. She was an avid reader and her home was filled with books. Most of all, she enjoyed her family and being with her nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Rienhart and Ella (Timm) and Frank and Abbie Colburn, and her favorite uncle, Jr. Timm.

Survivors include her parents, Jack and Betty Colburn of Woodville; her son, Deric Steinmeyer of Menomonie, and his fiance, Danielle Webb; her daughter, Amy Steinmeyer of Woodville; a sister, Wendy (Roger) Clark of Woodville; companion Dan Cook and his children, Ryan, Randy and Kati Cook; many aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Honorary bearers were Cory Steinmeyer, Troy Steinmeyer, Roger Clark, Dean Timm, Randy Cook and Fred Parsons.

Visitation was held Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. A memorial service was held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Martin Wegner of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church officiated the service. Denise's favorite song, "Unchained Melody," was played. "The Dance" was also played. Cremation was in St. Paul and a private family burial will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Hersey.

Robert L. Marshall

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 20, 2002, A6

Robert L. Marshall, age 74, of Menomonie, entered into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. He had lived in full commitment of his faith from the age of 14.

He was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Ellwood City, Pa., to Maurice and Virginia (Lowry) Marshall. Robert's early years were lived in New Castle, Pa., and his teen years in Ontario, Calif.

During the Korean War, Robert served with honor in the U.S. Army in Korea from February 1952 until May 1955.

Robert attended the University of Arizona and received his M.S. degree in accounting in 1959, which led to his becoming a certified public accountant.

After successfully supervising accounting for several major utilities, he was a founding partner in establishing Lundberg, Marshall & Associates, Ltd., and became a public utility consultant.

Robert was a person of great faith, and a current member of Grace Baptist Church of Boyceville. He also generously helped start several churches and Christian schools in Wisconsin.

He will be greatly missed by his children - Baron Marshall, Bonnie Marshall, Timothy Marshall and James Marshall. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Gloria Marshall, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Virginia Marshall.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville with Pastors Aaron Blumer and Mark Williams officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spooner..

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Annette M. Rundle

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 20, 2002, A6

Annette M. Rundle, age 69, of Menomonie, formerly of Adams-Friendship, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Russel V. Lane

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Russel V. Lane, age 87, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 15, 1915, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to William E. and Mary (Turner) Lane.

Russel married Mary Rakowski on April 22, 1977, in Minnesota. He was a lifelong Menomonie resident, and spent part of his winters in Sun City, Ariz. Russel started Lane Tank Company, painting water towers all over Wisconsin.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 164 F. & A.M. and the Zor Shrine in Madison. Russ was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for taking care of his neighborhood and for always having a smile for everyone.

Russ is survived by his wife, Mary of Menomonie; children, Steve (Jo) Lane of Oregon; Cynthia Lane (Joanna Kadi) of Maiden Rock; Jon Lane of Minneapolis; Pat Litzkow of Menomonie and Kathy (Mike) Fisher of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Kim McLean of California; Matt (fiancŽ, Kristin), Wyatt and Adam Fisher of Menomonie and Heather and Nikki Litzkow of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Erica and Peter McLean of California; a sister, Lois (William) Underwood of Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Merle Lane of Buffalo, Minn., and Gladie Lane of Red Wing, Minn.; his stepmother, Rosie Lane of Barron; his former wife, Jeri Flick (Bob) Maringer of Washington, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Lane; a son, Ron Lane; three brothers, Willis, Kenneth and Lyman "Boss" Lane, and a sister-in-law, Lucy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 24) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. James Harrington officiating. A Masonic Service will also be held. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date. The family will meet with friends from noon until the time of the service today (Sunday) at the funeral home.

Thaddeus C. Migawa

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Thaddeus C. Migawa, age 92, of Eau Claire, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

He was born Jan. 28, 1910, in Fairchild, the son of Charles and Florentina "Flora" Matchey. He married Oreen Wold on June 15, 1940, at St. Patrick's Church in Eau Claire.

Thad was a resident of Eau Claire since 1933. He worked at Gillette-Uniroyal Tire Plant in Eau Claire for 40 years, retiring in 1973. In his years at Uniroyal he missed one day. He worked in many departments at Uniroyal and specialized in 12-foot GOTR (giant off-the-road) tires. In 1989, he went to China to teach the Chinese how to build off-the-road tires. During World War II, he worked at Wisconsin Motors in Milwaukee, building airplane engines. After the war, he returned to Eau Claire and continued to work at Uniroyal.

Thad was an avid hunter, trapper and trout fisherman. He was known all over the state of Wisconsin for his trapping skills. He trapped fox, mink and beaver for 76 years. His average annual fox take was 75 to 100 pelts. He was a life member of the National Trappers Association. He hunted deer for 75 years and never missed opening day. It is fitting that his funeral was on the opening day of deer hunting season.

His hobby of a skilled wood carver included the wood carvings of the fish and wild animals he encountered in his wonderful outdoors. His first language was Polish, and he was very proud of that. Fellow workers and friends appreciated his keen sense of humor.

Thad is survived by his children, Josette (Dennis Vanden Bloomen) Migawa and Janelle Sanders, both of Eau Claire, and Mark of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Gretchen Vanden Bloomen and Heidi Sanders, both of Eau Claire, Harold "JR" Sanders of Minneapolis, Minn., and Chelsea, Emerald and Cole Migawa of Menomonie; one great-grandson, Ethan Sanders; a brother, Benedict (Frances) Migawa of Milwaukee; and a special Uniroyal friend, Ed Peterson of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Oreen, on Sept. 22, 2002; his parents; two brothers, Anzelm and Marcel; and three sisters, Theresa "Grace" Dega, Rufina Schilling, and Faustina "Fay" Kasten.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church with Father John Schultz officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. James the Greater Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Hospital Building Fund.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas A. Carswell

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Thomas A. Carswell, age 87, of Hopkins, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose.

He will be deeply missed by his son, Jay (Sheila); grandchildren, Gina, Reid, Brady and Lyndsey; a brother, John (Dorothy); other relatives; the Sirnay family; and many friends.

Graveside services are 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Cremation Society of Minnesota is handling arrangements.

Margaret L. Boeing

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Margaret L. Boeing, age 94, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Countryside Nursing Home in Sioux City.

Margaret was born Aug. 19, 1908, in Abingdon, Ill., the daughter of Otto and Gertrude (Nelson) Murk. Margaret graduated in 1927 from Abingdon High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Beatrice Medal Gold Creamery in Moline, Ill., where she met and later married Dominic P. Boeing on Jan. 18, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa. After marriage, they moved to Ft. Atkinson where they remained a few years.

In 1944, they moved to Menomonie. Margaret was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Alter & Rosary Society, and served on the Parish Council. Margaret was also a member of the Sienna Club. Her husband, D. P. Boeing, died in 1986. In 1995, Margaret moved to Storm Lake, Iowa, and then to Countryside Nursing Home in Sioux City, where she remained the rest of her life.

Margaret is survived by two sons, David (Connie) of Sioux City and John (B. J. Edmondson) of Halifax, Nova Scotia; two granddaughters, Lucienne Boeing of Coralville, Iowa, and Aimee (Michael) Janssen of Carroll, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Ariel, Brooke and Matthew Janssen; a brother, Ed Murk of Galesburg, Ill.; and four sisters, Gladys Bassett of Rock Island, Ill., Ardith Tubbs of Abingdon, and Doreen Sanford and Ada Johnson of Galesburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, D. P. Boeing; a grandson, Dominic Boeing in 1983; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Randy "Chopper" A. Wang

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Randy "Chopper" A. Wang, age 29, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in a work-related accident in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

He was born July 24, 1973, in Menomonie to Wayne and Rayola (Heitkamp) Wang. He was raised in Menomonie and attended Menomonie High School.

Randy enjoyed wrestling, mudbogging and working on farms in the Menomonie area. He worked for Brave Harvestore the last two years.

Randy is survived by his mother, Rayola Wang of Menomonie; a niece, Trista Baskin of Hudson; aunts and uncles, Rich Heitkamp (Mary Edmondson) of Colfax, Jerry (Marty) Heitkamp of Menomonie, Sherry (Jerry) Bolle of Downsville, and William Wang of Menomonie; numerous cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; a brother, David; grandparents; and an uncle, Jim Heitkamp.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Memorials are suggested to New Hope Lutheran Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Doris Eva Steies

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Doris Eva Steies, 76, of Tama, Ia., and formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Grandview Acres in Toledo, Ia.

Scripture services are tentatively set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Stanton-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Call Stanton-Rhiel to confirm service time. A funeral mass will be held on Monday in Tama.

Doris Eva Steies was born on Feb. 2, 1926, in Weston, the daughter of Chester and Velma Borm Timmerman. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1943.

On May 31, 1947, she was united in marriage with Robert Joseph Steies in Menomonie. She was a secretary at the South Tama Intermediate School from 1969 through April, 2002. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women and volunteered at the administration building. She was an accomplished quilter, loved to bake and cook, and enjoyed playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert, in 1989.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Steies of Tama and Tim of Belle Plaine, Ia.; two daughters, Kathy (Roger) Schwake of Evansdale and Becky (Joe) Thiessen of Toledo; five grandchildren, Brad Smith, Christopher Steies, Kirby Thiessen, Miranda Caldwell and Erin Gumm; four great-grandchildren, Grace and Carson Smith, Lauren Gumm and Nathaniel Caldwell; one brother, James Timmerman of MelSourne, Fla., and two sisters, Mildred Beeler of Sugar Land, Tex., and Mary Ann Allman (Jack) of Federal Way, Wash.

A memorial fund has been established.

Duane C. Hoepner

Dunn County News, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, A6

Duane C. Hoepner, age 57, of Winter and formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 17, 1945, in Eau Claire to Garhardt and Lauretta (Balts) Hoepner. He lived in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire North High School in 1963.

Duane married Jane Stotesbury on Feb. 12, 1966, in Eau Claire. They moved to Menomonie, where Duane worked as a baker for Don's Super Valu (now Leever's) for 33 years. Duane and his wife retired to the peaceful community of Winter in 2000 to pursue his love of the outdoors. Duane was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Duane is survived by his wife, Jane Hoepner of Winter; three daughter, Jodi Hoepner and Julie (Scott) Weber of Menomonie and Jackie Hoepner of Wausau; three grandchildren, Logan Lemke and Madeline and Mitchell Weber, all of Menomonie; two brothers, Darrell (Karen) Hoepner of Bloomer and Larry (Mary) Hoepner of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, is in charge of arrangements.

Keith F. Swanson

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 27, 2002, A6

Keith F. Swanson, age 53, of rural Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 7, 1949, in Plum City, the son of Gene and Dorothy (Raethke) Swanson. He attended grade school in Durand and then graduated in 1967 from Arkansaw High School.

In 1968, Keith joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. After his discharge in 1974, he returned home. He worked for Presto in Eau Claire and later worked for Bauer Built.

On June 28, 1985, he married Debra Scott at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They lived in rural Menomonie all their married life. Keith delivered The Dunn County News and the Dunn County Shopper. He owned and operated a small engine repair business at his home for several years.

Keith enjoyed hunting and was an avid stock car racing fan. He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Swanson of Menomonie; daughters, Jennifer and Kelly Bowe of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Nicole (Forrest) Johnson of Menomonie; sons, Gene and James Swanson of Alma and Scott and Tom Hurlburt of Menomonie; grandchildren, Michelle and Devan Bowe and Nova and Glacier Johnson; his father, Gene Swanson of Arkansaw; and a sister, Penny (Steve) Jahnke of Pepin.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Raethke Swanson.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand with Pastor Sue Bryce officiating. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post #181 and VFW Post #3435 of Durand. Cremated remains will be buried at a later date.

Arrangements by Goodrich Funeral Home of Durand.

Goldie C. Larrabee

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 27, 2002, A6

Goldie C. Larrabee, age 89, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

The former Goldie Clara Braselton was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Georgetown, Ill., to Jacob and Cora (Collom) Braselton. After graduating from the eighth grade in Georgetown, she worked for several families in Gary, Ind. When she was 19 she moved to Wisconsin to live with a sister. She met Everett Larrabee and they were married on Dec. 24, 1932, at Forest Center in the Town of Spring Brook in Dunn County. They farmed in the Town of Spring Brook until 1989 when they moved to Menomonie. She was a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center for six years.

At the age of 70, Goldie decided she would like to earn her high school diploma. She persevered and received her GED two years later in 1985. Goldie was active in the Forest Center Church of the Nazarene for many years where held various offices. She helped out on the family farm and worked in several restaurants and in a motel in Menomonie while she was raising her family and caring for her elderly mother.

Goldie will be remembered for her wonderful hospitality and the many delicious meals she served for friends and relatives. Goldie loved her family, was always there when they needed her, and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren. Her family was the recipient of some of her needlework and sewing projects.

Goldie is survived by one son, Kenneth, and two daughters, Connie (Forest) Bixby and Norma (Brian) Gabriel, all of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, David Larrabee, Rick (Barb) Larrabee and Vicki (Tom) Anderson, all of Menomonie, Randy (Karen) Larrabee of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Scott (Toni) Bixby, Brian (Tamara) Bixby and Evan Gabriel, all of Menomonie; 11 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ben, Rachael and Emily Larrabee, Zachary, Alaina and Gabriel Anderson, Samantha and Jessica Larrabee, and Lindsey and Sawyer Bixby; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two infant sons, Donald and Richard; her parents; seven brothers, three infants and Tom, Ben, Melvin and Raymond Braselton; and three sisters, one infant and Nettie (Harold) Larrabee and Ada (Charles) Larrabee.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Oak Ridge Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jim Folz officiating. Burial was in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Alvin Berge

Dunn County News, Wed, Nov. 27, 2002, A6

Alvin Bernhard Berge died Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 8, 1920, to Albert and Gunda (Haslieit) Berge in Fillmore County, Minn.

He moved to Colfax in 1926 and graduated in 1940 from Colfax High School. Alvin farmed all his life in the Running Valley area. He was on the school board for the Running Valley District and also served on the Colfax School Board. Alvin was a member of the North Running Valley Lutheran Church and served more than 40 years as church treasurer.

He married Arlene Christianson on Oct. 5, 1946, in Colfax.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Arlene (Christianson); three sons, Don (Lana) Berge and Mark (Ginny) Berger, all of Colfax, and John (Marlene) Berge of Eau Claire; five daughters, Anne (Ralph) Schindler, Sharon Berge and Mary (Tony Braaten) Berge, all of Colfax, Susan (Mike) Buroker of Elk Mound, and Barbara (Mike) Ausing of Durand; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He is further survived by a brother, Gerald (Helen) Berge of Bloomer; a sister, Myrna (Manville) Price of Elk Mound; a sister-in-law, Clarice (Robert) Larson of Colfax; and an aunt, Emma Thompson of Harmony, Minn.

His parents, Albert and Gunda Berger, an infant son and daughter, and a sister-in-law, Arlene Berger, preceded Alvin in death.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at the North Running Valley Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Garnatz officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

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