Dunn County Obituaries
December 2000

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the December 3, 2000 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Mary Frances Snively Lowell

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, A6

Mary Frances Snively Lowell, age 84, a resident of Florence, Ore., the last six years, died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at her home in Florentine Estates.

Fran Lowell was born April 13, 1916, in Menomonie to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Snively. She attended Menomonie public schools, graduating in 1934 from Menomonie High School. Continuing her education at The Stout Institute, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1938.

After teaching in Mellon for one year, she lived and worked in Chicago, Ill., where she was married to Sherman C. Lowell of Detroit, Mich., in 1941. During their married life, the Lowells resided in Annapolis, Md.; London, England; Westbury, N.Y.; Pullman, Wash.; and finally in their retirement, Florence.

Fran's life in her marriage was that of homemaker and mother. During those years she loved the outdoors, camping and mountain climbing. She had a passion for travel to foreign places and meeting people of different ethnic backgrounds. (The Lowells had just scheduled a trip to Antartica.) She also enjoyed aqua aerobics - always being an excellent swimmer - and bicycling.

Fran was an enthusiastic supporter of the performing arts, as well as the visual arts, and was an avid museum goer in her travels. She was always involved in affairs of the community in which she was living, and was particularly active in the League of Women Voters. And she was a gourmet cook; dinner at Fran's table was always a special gastronomic experience.

She is survived by her husband, Sherman C. Lowell of Florence; her son, Francis C. (Linda) Lowell of Huntington, N.Y.; her daughter, Holly Lowell-Bellew of Evanston, Ill.; her grandsons, Matthew C. (Rebecca) Lowell of Palo Alto, Calif., Robert H. (Kim) Lowell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Justin C. Bellew of Evanston; one great-grandson, Ethan C. Lowell; a sister, Natalie L. (Francis) Petersen of Denver, Colo; a brother, Robert S. Snively of Los Angeles, Calif.; four nieces; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Harvey K., James H., and Edward L. Snively.

A remembrance service was held Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 - the Lowells' 59th wedding anniversary - in the Florentine Estates Club House. Present were many family members, extended family members and friends to celebrate Fran's life.

Evelyn A. Hathaway

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, A6

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Evelyn A. Hathaway, age 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Evelyn Anne Siler was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Downsville to Herman and Maggie (Turner) Siler. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1934. She married Hillary Hathaway on May 15, 1937, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and they had been married for 63 years.

Evelyn was a member of Christ Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. She was a quilter, taught Sunday School, and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church Women. She worked for Parker Pen for 10 years and also loved to garden, especially picking blueberries.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Hillary; four daughters, Rayola Hastings of Cumberland, Martha (Whitey) Stewart of Menomonie, Judy (Dick) Frank of Woodburn, Ind., and Kirsten Wood of Goshen, Ind.; six grandchildren, Daniel (Marie) Hastings of Hudson, Jodi (Craig) Gregory and Michael (Shantell) Wood, both of Goshen, Steven Frank of Eau Claire, Melissa (Marty) Harmon of Colfax, and Jason Frank of Eau Claire; five great-grandchildren, Colin, Chase, Trevor, Kaley and Mason; three sisters and two brothers, Janice Forester and Darlene Moore, both of Menomonie, Mary Waddell of Columbus, Ga., Marlo Siler of Downsville, and Harry Siler of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glen and Laverne; one sister, Ardy; two sons-in-law, Duane Hastings and Raymond Simmons; and one granddaughter, Cynthia Hastings-Hines.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Laurel L. (Berg) Quilling

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, A6

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Laurel L. (Berg) Quilling, age 44, of Menomonie, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire under the special care of St. Joseph's Hospice of Chippewa Falls.

The former Laurel Lynne Berg was born March 10, 1956, in Eau Claire to Omer C. and Vivian (Grohn) Berg. Laurel grew up in Eau Claire and attended Black Elementary School. In May 1974, she graduated from North High School, where she was a member of the drill team and a varsity cheerleader. Laurie always tried to make it to the games between the Eau Claire North "Huskies" and the Menomonie "Indians."

From June 1974 until July 1975 Laurel worked at the Eau Claire Country Club. She then worked at Hehl-Grohn Co. until 1985.

Laurel married Gregory M. Quilling on Oct. 28, 1978, at Our Redeemer's Church in Eau Claire. On Aug. 30, 1985, they were blessed with their first son, Marcus, and on April 6, 1987, Andrew was born. Laurel chose to stay home to care for her two sons, and she also did childcare until both boys began school. Laurel took great care in raising her sons. They meant everything to her, and they show her kindness and caring ways in whatever they do.

After Marcus had completed his treatments in August 1992, Laurie planned a very special family vacation - a trip by Amtrak to the Seattle, Wash., area. She always wanted to go back there to see where she lived, and find the home she lived in. She really loved that area.

In fall 1992, Laurie began work at Fleet Farm in Menomonie. She really enjoyed being at work; mainly, she enjoyed the people she worked with, and the many customers that she had the chance to meet and get to know while being employed there. Laurie worked at Fleet Farm right up until she was diagnosed with cancer in December 1999.

Laurie liked to spend time in the summer going camping and fishing with Greg and their boys. When she found some quiet time, she would like to work on her cross stitching. She took her time and put a lot of pride into each piece of work, and it showed. Her family will have some beautiful and special projects that she had time to finish. They will also be great memories for her family.

Laurie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Otto Berg and Erma Berg Nyseth, and Otto and Hertha Grohn.

Laurel is survived by her husband, Gregory M. Quilling, and their two sons, Marcus and Andrew Quilling; her parents, Omer C. and Vivian Berg of Eau Claire; two sisters, Sue (Steve) Mathison and children, Aaron and Brent of Eau Claire, and Angie (Dave) Cook and children, Cody and Countney of Colfax; and one brother, Orville (Sue) Berg and children, Sarah, Amy and Kailee of Eau Claire.

Laurie will also be greatly missed by the Quilling family, to whom she meant a lot: Marshall and Josephine Quilling of Menomonie; Mary Ellen (Steve) Peterson and children, Nicole and Josh of Wausau; Dale (Cindy) Quilling and children, Brooke and Ashlee of Menomonie; Bruce (Sandy) Quilling and children, Katelyn and Grant of Menomonie; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Laurie was greatly moved by all the friends and relatives who came to the benefit AAL held for her and her family in August. It really showed her what kind of person she was and how many people cared for her.

Laurel's boys will know they have a special angel above, looking down on them, and she will be there to guide them through life.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Bessie Kalnicky

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, A6

Bessie Kalnicky, age 84, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Bessie was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Suzanna (Loyka) Polonec. Bessie resided in the North Chicago area until 1931 when she moved with her family to a farm north of Boyceville.

She married Frank Kalnicky on Oct. 24, 1942, in Glenwood City. After marriage, they purchased their own farm north of Boyceville in 1945 and farmed until 1980 when they retired and moved to North Menomonie.

She loved gardening and doing craft work for her family and friends. Bess enjoyed and loved her children and grandchildren.

Bess is survived by her husband, Frank; two sons, Richard (Lori) of Madison and Dennis (Marian) of Fanwood, N.J.; a grandson, Ben; two granddaughters, Laura and Emily; a sister-in-law, Minnie Polonec of Boyceville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son Barry in 1946; and a brother, Joseph Polonec Jr. in 1980.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

The family prefers memorials to Christ Lutheran Church.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Verna Jensen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, A11

Verna Jensen, age 89, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Verna Ida Augusta Siefert was born March 10, 1911, in Menomonie to William and Emma (Haase) Siefert. She graduated in 1929 from Menomonie High School and married Clifford Jensen on Dec. 23, 1944, in Menomonie.

Verna worked at the First National Bank in Menomonie for 15 years and for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Probation and Parole, and other offices in the Dunn County courthouse for more than 20 years.

Verna is survived by her husband, Clifford; two sons, Dr. Gerald D. (Carole) Jensen of Fridley, Minn., and James A. (Christine) Jensen of New Berlin; six grandchildren, Eric (Angie), Kristie, Kari, Kaitlyn, Jayme and Sara; a sister-in-law, Lois Siefert of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin, and a sister, Evelyn Wolske.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday, Dec. 10) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Religious Education or American Lutheran Home Staff Benevolence.

Alfred O. Setter

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, A11, A15

Alfred O. Setter, age 84, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Menomonie to Oscar and Alma (Haugen) Setter. He attended Menomonie public school and graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1933. He then attended Normal College in Eau Claire, later graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in geology.

In 1938, Al moved to Venezuela to work as a geologist for Creole Petroleum Corporation (Exxon). During World War II, he enlisted in the Corps of Engineers of the U.S. Army in July, 1942. After graduating from Officer's Candidate School, he served in North Africa and Italy. Al was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star for heroic achievement, as well as the Purple Heart for wounds received at the Battle of Cassino. After the war, he returned to Venezuela.

On Jan 20, 1949, Al married Kathleen Raleigh in Caracas, Venezuela. As a geologist, he resided in various locations in the United States, South America and Indonesia. After retiring, he returned to Menomonie in 1980.

Al is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of Menomonie; a son, Richard Allen (Carla) Setter of Thorp; a daughter, Mary Setter (Ed) Bock of Minneapolis, Minn.; a granddaughter, Chri Bianca Setter of Menomonie, and cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mildred Setter Dailey.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

There will be a flag presentation by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

Martha M. Bartholomew

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, A6

Martha M. Bartholomew, age 80, of Wintergreen Apartments in Hudson, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the Hudson Medical Center.

She was born May 6, 1920, in Dekorra Township, Columbia City, the daughter of William and Martha (Knoblauch) Knutson. She attended grade school and graduated from Lodi High School in Lodi. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving her associate degree in music in 1942.

She was united in marriage to the Rev. Norman P. Scheide (pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church from 1948 to 1973) on June 27, 1942, in Lodi. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was united in marriage to Judge John G. Bartholomew on April 14, 1982, in Menomonie.

Martha was a homemaker all her life, raising their family. She was very active as a member and choir director for church choirs in Lodi, Menomonie and Hudson. She served as Bethel Lutheran's Senior Choir director for 25 years. She also taught Bible studies and made a practice of reading of the Bible each day. Her concern for others was motivated by her abiding, lifelong Christian faith.

She is survived by her husband, Judge John G. Bartholomew; son, Philip Scheide and wife, Ellen, of Lakeville, Minn.; daughter, Kathleen Scheide, and husband, Jim Green of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Dr. Richard (Grace) Knutson of Lodi; stepdaughters, JoEllen McNaughton of Chariton, Iowa, and Jane Bartholomew of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepsons, James R. Bartholomew of Lake Elmo, Minn., and Jack S. Bartholomew of Shawano; and grandchildren, Scott and Kirsten Scheide.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson with Pastor Dennis Nelson and the Rev. Richard Ulvilden officiating. Music was provided by Layton James, organist, and Roberta Pominville, vocalist. Interment was in Willow River Cemetery in Hudson with active casketbearers being Earl Phillips, Dan Knutson, Paul Stratton, Harry Ziemann, Mark Klanderman and James Jablonski.

Memorials preferred.

O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson handled arrangements.

 

Tom L. Canfield

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, A6

Tom L. Canfield, age 82, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Madison, Conn.

He was born June 22, 1918, in Antigo to Herbert and Katherine Canfield. He attended Menomonie High School, graduating in 1935. Her served in the U.S. Navy from December 1942 to January 1946.

He spent his working years as project manager of many construction jobs, some of which were Anchor Dam and Fontanelle Dam in Wyoming, Cannon Dam in Hannibal, Mo., Prairie Island Nuclear Plant near Red Wing, Minn., and a lock and 234-mile canal for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Fulton, Miss.

He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #912 of Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y., and was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite.

His wife, Dorie, preceded him in death in 1983.

He is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Vigen of Madison, Conn.; two grandchildren, Lars and Tove Vigen of Connecticut; a sister, Virginia Schafer of Edina, Minn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Gene McNaughton of Reedsburg; and nieces and nephews.

Lorraine C. Dahlke

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, A6

Lorraine C. Dahlke, age 75, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Lorraine was born April 25, 1925, in Mt. Morris, Ill., the daughter of Dr. Walter G. and Carolyn (Alexander) Dahlke. She attended school in Wisconsin Rapids and graduated with honors from Lincoln High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a pre-med student, graduating with honors. Lorraine attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.

She attended Ohio State University where she received a Ph.D. in nutrition-dietetics. Lorraine also received a Ph.D. in astronomy. Lorraine was an intern in dietetics at the University of Iowa. She taught zoology at the University of Minnesota. Lorraine was a professor of dietetics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, teaching graduate students until her retirement.

Lorraine was a member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators Association and the American Dietetic Association. She was an Auxiliary volunteer at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

She is survived by her brother, Francis G. (Bonnie) Dahlke, M.D., of Manitowoc; a niece, Kimberly (Robert) Helms of Glendale, Ariz.; three nephews, Brian (Karen) of San Diego, Calif., Bruce of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kirk of Coconut Grove, Fla.; and two grandnieces and a grandnephew, Nicole, Amber and Bobby Helms.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial was in Westfield East Cemetery in Westfield.

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

Martha G. Cook

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, A6

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Martha G. Cook, age 96, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Martha Gertrude Boerner was born Feb. 17, 1904, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Hugo and Mary (Werner) Boerner. She was raised in the Town of Menomonie and attended Irvington School. Martha was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie and was a life-long member there.

Martha married Henry Cook on Nov. 29, 1923, in Bellevue, Ia. They lived in Dubuque, Ia., for six years, moving back to Menomonie in 1928.

During WW II, she worked at Lakeside Aluminum Plant and later at Sanna Dairies, both in Menomonie. In 1955, Martha and Henry moved to the farm in the Town of Menomonie and farmed there as long as they were able. Martha was devoted to the farm and especially her family.

Martha is survived by three daughters and a son, Lorraine (Thomas) Steiner of Buena Park, Calif., Janet (Harry) Siler of Menomonie, Richard (Jean) Cook of Greendale and Joan (Richard) Alexander of River Falls; two brothers and two sisters, Irma Gerth, Albert Boerner, Norma Cook and Hugo (Donna) Boerner, all of Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Cook; two brothers, Emil and Milton Boerner, and an infant sister, Verna Boerner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour prior to the services on Monday.

Dan F. Schutz

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, A6

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Dan F. Schutz, age 88, of Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie after a long struggle with Alzheimers.

Dan was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Boyceville to Albert and Bess (Taylor) Schutz. He graduated from Boyceville High School in 1930, then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving in San Antonio, Tex., for three years. He returned to Menomonie and attended Stout State University. He re-enlisted in the Air Force and was based in Lubbock, Tex. During WW II, Dan was a glider pilot stationed in the South Pacific.

Dan married Velma Grimme on May 8, 1943, in Lubbock, Tex. He was a State Patrol Officer for Wisconsin after previously having served as Dunn County's first Traffic officer. His career took him to Madison, where he worked as a director in various aspects of Wisconsin State Traffic, Licensing and Safety.

Dan was a member of Luther Memorial Church in Madison, then joining Peace Lutheran Church when they retired to Menomonie. He was also an Exchange Club member. Dan loved the outdoors and his family will share fond memories of camping, fishing, hunting and skiing together.

He is survived by his wife, Velma, of Menomonie; three sons and two daughters, Greg (Nancy) Schutz of Racine, David (Sue) Schutz of Madison, Kay Pelzek of Milwaukee, John (Debbie) Schutz of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Wendy (Gus) Gustofson of Duluth, Minn.; eight grandchildren, David and Andy Schutz, Sarah and Katie Schutz, Josh and Daniel Pelzek, and Ashleyt and Brittany Schutz; four great-grandchildren, Grace, Jonathon, Lydia and Tyler; four brothers, Ted Schutz of Dallas, twin brother Willard (Ida) Schutz of Laramie, Wyo., Herb (Dorothy) Schutz of Menomonie and George (Marian) Schutz of Dallas; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Vern, and a son, Bobby.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to your local Alzheimers Association or World Hunger.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Avis G. Mickelson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, A15

Avis G. Mickelson, age 80, of the Ridgeland area, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born March 20, 1920, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Lute and Bessie (Quick) Geer. She was raised in the Town of Wilson and attended Damon Ridge School. On Feb. 21, 1942, she was married to Arnold P. Mickelson at Sand Creek. They farmed in the Town of Wilson most of her life and raised five children.

Avis enjoyed drawing, painting and music and loved gardening and flowers. She was a former member of the Ridgeland Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Survivors include a son, Randy (Lisa) Mickelson of the Town of Wilson; three daughters, Linda (Roger) Wilander of Duluth, Minn., Ann (Joe) Bauder of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jean (Arlyn) Kuesel of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mickelson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold, on June 6, 1986, a son, Rodger, on May 25, 1986, as well as a brother, Morris Geer, and a sister, Aurel Maloney.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home, Dallas, with Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Town of Dallas.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Helen J. Behling

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, A15

The funeral for Helen J. Behling was today (Sunday) at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, Plainview, Minn., with Pastor Dwight DoBell officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Froen Cemetery in Menomonie with Pastor Ron Burke officiating.

Mrs. Behling, age 94, of Plainview, formerly of Rochester, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Hillcrest Community Care Center in Plainview.

Helen Jeanette Hovde was born March 17, 1906, in Menomonie to Hans and Elizabeth (Elison) Hovde. She attended rural Menomonie area schools. On Aug. 16, 1927, she married Alfred L. Behling in Menomonie. He died Feb. 2, 1978. The couple moved to Rochester in 1953.

Helen was employed as a maid at the Marion Hotel in Menomonie and at the Kahler and Carlton Hotels in Rochester. She moved to Plainview in 1995 when she entered the Hillcrest Community Care Center.

Helen enjoyed making hooked rugs, fishing, gardening and leather crafting.

Survivors include three daughters, Delores Miller of Menomonie, Betty (Everett) Schlytter of San Leandra, Calif., and Joan (Harold) Rankenburg of Millville, Minn.; one son, Alfred "Al" (Betty) Behling of Northfield, Minn.; one brother, Carl (Ruth) Hovde of Milwaukee; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Her husband; one granddaughter; four brothers, Orville, Ole, Maurice and Bervin; and two sisters, Ella and Elma, preceded her in death.

Honorary casket bearers were Mark Schlytter, Mike Schlytter, Roger Miller, Jeff Miller, Troy Flaten and Steve Rankenburg.

Betty Heitkamp Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, A15

Betty Ann Heitkamp Olson passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, just 16 days after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

She was born, along with twin brother Bob, on Oct. 21, 1932, to Fred Sr. and Leona Heitkamp of Menomonie.

She married Robert Olson of St. Paul, Minn., on May 1, 1953. They had two children, Karen and Bruce. They were later divorced.

She worked for many years at a nursing home near her home in North St. Paul.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Mike) Collins, and children, Andrea, Elizabeth and Kara; a son, Bruce (Rose) Olson, and children, Abigail and Margaret; several step-grandchildren; two sisters, Ardelle Munson of Toledo, Ohio, and Barbara (Erv) Kruger of Owatonna, Minn.; two brothers, Bob (Helen) Heitkamp of New Berlin and Fred (Marion) Heitkamp of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Leona; three brothers, Merton, Raymond and Kenneth; and three sisters, Mary Harrison, Evelyn Iverson and Vivian Lemke.

A remembrance visitation was held Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the Sandfort Funeral Home in North St. Paul.

Gertrude E. Hobbick

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, A6

Gertrude H. Hobbick, age 87, of Boyceville, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City where she was a resident for several years.

Gertrude was born July 18, 1913, in th Town of Tiffany, Dunn County, to Henry and Emma (Brozek) O'Neil. She attended the Dunn County School of Agriculture & Domestic Economy in Menomonie where she graduated in 1932.

Gertrude married Edward Hobbick on June 5, 1935, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. They lived in the Menomonie area until 1972 when they moved to Colorado. In 1976, they returned and lived in Boyceville.

Gertrude is survived by her husband, Edward Hobbick of Boyceville; three children, Joan Bisson of Boyceville, Robert (Ann) Hobbick of Anoka, Minn., and Daniel (Linda) Hobbick of Fountain Valley, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Dehler of Snohomish, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Linda (Scott) Ullom, Mary Beth (Jim) Schmitt, Karen (Kenneth) Christensen, Kenneth (Theresa) Hobbick, and Julie, Jennifer and Rebecca Hobbick; five great-grandchildren, Andrew and Stephanie Christensen, Nichole and Jessica Ullom, and Kenneth Schmitt; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Kenneth, and two brothers, James and Leo O'Neil.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville with Father Lyle Schulte as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

Harrison "Bruce" Edwards

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, A6

Services will be held in the spring for Harrison "Bruce" Edwards, age 77, of St. Paul Park, Minn., who died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

William J. Walker

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, A6

William J. Walker, age 71, of Pine City, Minn., died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Private family services were held. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Lawrence Gundlach

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 27, 2000, A6

Lawrence Gundlach, age 77, of Colfax, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at the Bloomer Memorial Hospital in Bloomer.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, from the Holden Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Lottie M. Morgan

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, A6

Lottie M. Morgan, age 87, of Spring Valley, formerly of rural Elmwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center in Spring Valley where she was a resident the last nine years.

Lottie was born April 21, 1913, in th Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County, the daughter of Warren and Etta (Woods) Bundy. Lottie grew up in the Eau Galle area. She married Elton Morgan on May 10, 1941, in Red Wing, Minn. After marriage, they made their home in and around the Elmwood area.

Lottie was active in her church in Plum City and Ellsworth, teaching Sunday School.

Lottie is survived by her husband, Elton; four sons, Arlen (Carol) of Spanway, Wash., Sherrel of Spring Valley, Delvin of Lindstrom, Minn., and Wylen (Linda) of Ellsworth; seven grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Bundy of Plum City; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth with the Rev. David Eaton officiating. Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery in the Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, rural Spring Valley.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Elmwood served the family.

LeRoy "Red' Kegen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, A6

LeRoy C. "Red" Kegen, age 67, of Knapp, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Doris, children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and other relatives and friends.

At LeRoy's request, no services will be held. The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

Dolores (Dobosz) Holerud

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, A6

Dolores Holerud, age 72, of St. Paul, Minn., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul of a brain hemorrhage.

Dolores was born Oct. 6, 1928, to Stanley and Frances Dobosz of Boyceville. She attended Boyceville High School and graduated in 1947. Dolores married Glenn R. Holerud at the Dobosz family farm on April 5, 1952. They lived in Downing and Spring Valley until 1958 when they moved to St. Paul. They had two children, Kathy and Glenn (Steve).

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one grandchild, Glenn Steven Jr.

She is survived by her children, Kathy (Greg) House of Maplewood, Minn., and Steve Holerud of Colfax; four grandchildren, Cory and Melissa Holerud, Chad (Angie) Anderson of Chisago, Minn., and Amy Nykanen of Minnesota; three great-grandchildren, Molly, Eric and Brett; her brother, George Dobosz of Clear Lake; her sisters, Lorraine (Ken) Schouten of Emerald, Henrietta (Luverne) Aamodt of Spring Valley, and Janice (Eldon) Annis of Glenwood City; the Holerud, Sorenson, Jensen, Lorentson and Gedatus families; her godson, Richard Aamodt; and her best friend and neighbor, Claudia Wilkom, who has always been there for her.

Delores wished to be cremated.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Gilman Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. A luncheon was served by her nieces at the church.

Walter L. Peterson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, A6

Walter L. Peterson, age 70, of rural Wheeler, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Sand Creek to Seph and Anna (Olson) Peterson. He was raised in the Sand Creek area and was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church of Sand Creek. He attended the Sand Creek and Blairmoor schools.

On Aug. 6, 1955, he was married to Joan Clemetson at Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Pine Creek. They farmed in the Town of Sioux Creek and then owned a milk hauling business in the area. He later worked for a number of years for National Presto Industries in Eau Claire and then worked as a sawyer for Randall Valley Logging and Top Notch Timber of Dallas.

Walter loved playing games with family and friends and also enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and collecting antiques.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Julie Peterson; a son, Gregory Peterson; four brothers, Elwood, Orville, Russell, and Jonas; and two sisters, Beatrice Peterson and Adeline Christopherson.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Peterson of rural Wheeler; two sons, Alan (Mary) Peterson of Ridgeland and Curtis Peterson of Chetek; three daughters, Kay Peterson of Elk Mound, Becky (Craig) Loofboro of Sand Creek, and Marilyn Peterson of Brookings, SD; seven grandchildren, Heather (Dana) Stoeklen, Tracy, Chad, Beth and Heidi Peterson, and Andy and Joel Loofboro; one great-grandson, Isiah Turner; one brother, Edsel (Maggie) Peterson of Amery; two sisters, Doris Gilles of Stanley and Wanda (Don) West of Bloomington, Minn; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Evelyn Clemetson of Ridgeland; one brother-in-law, Gordon Christopherson of Ridgeland; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Peterson of Ladysmith and Nellie Peterson of Livermore, Calif; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, from the New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Barbara Koch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Arland J. "Chet' Lien

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, A6

Arland J. "Chet" Lien, age 61, of Elmwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Chet was born May 8, 1939, in Osseo, the son of Harold and Electa (Stubbe) Lien. He grew up in the Osseo community and graduated in 1957 from Osseo High School and later from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Chet married Donna Amundson on Dec. 26, 1960, in Osseo. After marriage, they moved to Elmwood in 1961 where Chet began his teaching career. He taught from 1962 to 1970 at Elmwood High School. In 1970, he became principal until he retired in 1995.

Chet was an assistant boys' basketball coach and an assistant football coach for several years. In 1977, he became head coach for the girls' basketball team until he retired. He taught drivers' education from 1970 until the summer of 1999. Chet also owned and operated the Nippersink Nursery since 1964.

Chet is survived by his wife, Donna; a son, Scott (Traci) of Elmwood; a daughter, Karen (Paul) Blanford of Amery; two grandchildren, Autumn Lien and Tanner Blanford; his mother, Electa (Leonard) Larson of Osseo; several aunts and cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold in 1978.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church, rural Spring Valley, with the Rev. Keith Holste officiating. Burial was in the Spring Lake Cemetery, also rural Spring Valley.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Elmwood served the family.

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