Dunn County, WI Obituaries
December 2004

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
December 1, 2004 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Loren W. Reinicke "Rank"

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 2004, A6

Loren W. Reinicke, age 76, of Menomonie died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

Ruby F. Thorberg

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 2004, A6

Ruby Fern Thorberg, age 98, formerly of New Auburn, passed away peacefully at Guardian Angels Care Center of Elk River, Minn., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004.

She was born on April 22, 1906, in Sand Creek to Dell and Mary (Reed) Lynch. She married Rae Aimer Thorberg on Oct. 21, 1929, in Stillwater, Minn. She enjoyed teaching piano and working at the post office in Issaquah, Wash.

She is survived by her close nieces and nephews, Lenore (George) Spears of Elk River, Dale (Hazel) Lynch of Menomonie, Bonnie (Dale) Soderberg of Danbury, and Richard Hoyland of California; numerous other nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rae; and two brothers, Von and Paul Lynch.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer with the Rev. Bruce Rimmereid officiating. Interment was in the Popple Creek American Cemetery in the town of Grant, Dunn County.

Leo A. Hafele

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 5, 2004, A6

Leo A. Hafele, age 81, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Leo was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Rice Lake, the son of Leonard and Ida (Weber) Hafele and grew up in the Rice Lake community. Leo served in the United States Navy as a cook for LCT's (Landing Craft Tank) and saw action on Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion. After being honorably discharged, he eventually came to Menomonie where he made his home with his sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Don Jenny, and worked as a floral designer for them at the Menomonie Greenhouse for more than 31 years.

Leo was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, where he volunteered many hours as an usher, money counter, and in his later years, as a bulletin folder. He enjoyed golfing, working crossword puzzles, and going to the casino.

Leo is survived by a sister, Eleanor Jenny of Menomonie; two brothers, Leonard "Bud" (Marion) and John Hafele, both of Rice Lake, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Catherine Parks; and three brothers, Walter, Robert and Edward Hafele.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Rice Lake.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service was held Friday evening, was in charge of arrangements.

June Elaine (Irvine) White

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 5, 2004, A6

June Elaine (Irvine) White, age 82, of Menomonie, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. She was born June 14, 1922, in Irvington to Leroy and Dessie (MIller) Irvine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lois and Helen; two brothers, George and John; and a great-grandson, Joshua David Mittlestadt.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie L. White; four children, LeRoy (Kathy) of Denton, Texas, Donald (Mary) of Reedsburg, Richard (Janet) of Lewisville, Texas, and Judy Mittlestadt of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren, Mark of Chicago, Chad of Austin, Texas, Brett of Los Angeles, Calif., Kirk of Austin, Todd of Indiana, Joe of Baraboo, Helen of Appleton, Richard of Austin, Carrie White of Pfluggerville, Texas, David Mittlestadt of Menomonie, and Scott Mittlestadt of Valdez, Alaska; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Gladys White of Waupaca; one brother, Eddie Irvine of Rogue River, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

The family of June would like to thank the staff of Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System, Red Cedar Clinic, American Lutheran Home, and Northwest Wisconsin Homecare, and a special thanks to Pastor Paul Pellman for their kind and loving support during June's battle with cancer. Also, a thank you to friends and family who visited, sent cards, and gave June and her family support.

A memorial service+- will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the American Lutheran Home Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

Vera J. Lorenzen

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2004, A6

Vera Joyce Lorenzen, age 67, of Colfax, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after a short battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Ella and Otto Hundwardsen. She married Burdette Lorenzen on Oct. 22, 1955, in Galva, Iowa. In 1959, they moved to rural Colfax where they farmed and she worked at the Colfax Nursing Home until her retirement in 2001.

She is survived by her husband, Burdette; 10 children, Karon (Michael) Harstad of Westby, Gary (Jennifer) of Forest Lake, Minn., Jean (Gary) Bjork of Colfax, Alan Lorenzen (Russell Hagg) of Dallas, Texas, James (Barb), Marc (Chris) and Rod (Doreen), all of Colfax, Bruce (Gai) of Pleasant Prairie, Craig (Lori) of Colfax, and Valerie (Brian) Delvoye of Green Bay; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois (Gaylon) Gotliebson of Colfax; four brothers, Earl (Joanne) Hundwardsen of Galt, Calif., Dale (Rosalie) Hundwardsen of Anthon, Iowa, Gary (Mary) Hundwardsen of Kingsley, Iowa, and Roy (Janice) Hardwardsen of Correctionville, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Brian, and her parents.

Her greatest passion was caring for her family and crocheting. She also loved big family gatherings and trips to Iowa.

A memorai service for Vera will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the Colfax United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Groves officiating.

There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral and Cremation Services of Colfax is serving the family.

Bruce J. Styer

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2004, A6

Bruce J. Styer, age 78, of rural Elmwood, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at his home in the town of Weston, Dunn County.

Bruce was born Nov. 14, 1926, on the home farm in the town of Weston to Benedict and Bessie (Liddy) Styer. Bruce grew up on the family farm and graduated in 1944 from Menomonie High School. After high school, he farmed on the home farm with his family. Bruce married Elizabeth "Betty" Weiss on Feb. 11, 1958, in Mondovi. After marriage, they continued farming on the home farm for the rest of their lives.

Bruce served as supervisor and chairman of the Weston Town Board for many years. He was a member and president of the Dunn County Fair Board for several years and also sold equipment of Hedlund Mfg.

Bruce enjoyed playing cards, running the combine, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Bruce was a man of faith, steadfast in commitment, not only to attending church, but living out his faith with his family and community.

Bruce is survived by two daughters, Jan (Jeff Witt) Styer and Mary (Adam) Zukowski, both of Menomonie; three sons, Randy (Heather Johnson) and David (Karen), both of Menomonie, and Dale (Amy) of Elmwood; 18 grandchildren; a brother, Donald of Brownsboro, Ala.; a sister, Lois Beauchamp if Issaquah, Wash.; a brother-in-law, James (Pat) Weiss of Mondovi; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Bauer of Mondovi; several nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Ellen Beauchamp-Mustafaga of Woodinville, Wash.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty in 1991; a son, Pat, in 2001; a sister, Betty, in infancy, and a brother, Elwood.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service was conducted Tuesday evening, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Owen Jeatran

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2004, A6

Robert Owen Jeatran, age 77, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Menomonie and an active leader in his community.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; a son, Stephen (Christine) and children, Joshua and Molly' a son, Jack (Leslie) and daughters, Brette and Tara; three brothers, Richard, James and Thomas, and a sister, Anne.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Gertrude (Lewis), and a brother, Daniel.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese and Rev. Seminarian Charlie Leonard officiating.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater Menomonie Area Community Health Foundation, United Way, or the charity of one's choice.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie assisted the family with arrangements.

Alice R. Murray

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2004, A6

Alice R. Murray, age 81, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Alice was born Sept. 9, 1923, in the town of Hay River, Dunn County, the daughter of Benjamin and Laura (Austrang) Calhoun. After the death of her father, the family moved to the Dunnville area and later to the Downsville area.

Alice married John Murray on Dec. 21, 1940, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage, they farmed in the town of Dunn for several years. They later moved to the town of Tainter and later to the town of Menomonie. John died in 1999 and Alice resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center the last four years.

Alice is survived by a son, Jerry (Mary Sue) of Grafton; five grandchildren, Thomas (Llana) Murray of Portland, Ore., Michael (Jan) Murray of Wausau, James (Tracy) Murray of Kewaskum, and Patricia Murray and Daniel Murray, both of Grafton; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; a son, Bennie Lee; three brothers, Robert, Hugh and Harold Calhoun; and three sisters, Mary Winoski, Myrtle Rowe and Charlotte Winoski.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Homer L. Schultz

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 2004, A6

Homer Leroy Schultz, age 80, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at his home.

Homer was born March 5, 1924, in Menomonie to Hugo and Amanda (Gebhart) Schultz. He attended schools in Menomonie and was a lifelong resident of Menomonie.

Homer served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Persian Gulf Command. He was employed by the Dunn County Sheriff's Department for many years as a radio operator, retiring in 1989.

Homer enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life, including bowling, fishing and building models.

He is survived by one brother, Harold (Lois) Schultz of Menomonie; one sister, Clarice (Willard) Benson of Rice Lake; a sister-in-law, Muriel Schultz of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Dennis, Wayne and Alvin Schultz.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may call from noon until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Charles Mason Chellman

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 12, 2004, A6

Charles Mason Chellman, 71, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away suddenly Monday, Dec. 6, 2004.

He was born on March 8, 1933, in Superior, to Ellis and Gladys (Northam) Chellman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Woolworth Co. and later owned and operated two Ben Franklin Stores in Menomonie.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara; his children, Warren (Kim) Chellman of Elizabethtown, Ky., Steve Chellman of Superior, Susan (Rod) Halvorson of Seattle, Wash., Peter (Laura) Chellman of Eau Claire, Nancy Chellman of Eagan, Minn., Karen Chellman of Missoula, Mont. and Daniel (Jackie) Chellman of Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Chellman of Strum; his sister, Connie Pedersen of Eleva; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Chellman.

Funeral services and luncheon will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Eleva Lutheran Church in Eleva. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Desert Hills Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Green Valley, Ariz. or Green Valley VA Clinic, Green Valley, Ariz.

"Like a handprint on our hearts, you will always be with us and we will always love you forever."

Kjontvet - Smith Funeral Home in Eleva is assisting the family.

Tiffany K. Haugli

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 15, 2004, A6

Tiffany K. Haugli, age 26, of Peach Tree City, Ga., formerly of Menomonie, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at the Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga., from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

She was born May 19, 1978, in Menomonie to Orrin and Judy (Bolle) Haugli. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Tiffany attended River Heights Elementary School and graduated from Menomonie High School as valedictorian of her class in 1996. She was an electrical engineer graduate of Purdue University, where she played basketball and was on the rowing team.

Tiffany worked at Don's Super Valu in Menomonie, Purdue University Chapel as a secretary during college, and at Delphi in Kokomo, Ind., as an engineer.

She enjoyed running in marathons for charity and had moved into her own home in Peach Tree City with her kitties, Nina and Ella.

Tiffany is survived by her parents, Orrin and Judy (Bolle) Haugli of Menomonie; a sister, Lucretia Haugli of Chicago; grandparents, Donald and Lucretia Bolle of Menomonie and Catherine Haugli Hustad of Cumberland; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives, and many friends.

"All who knew Tiffany are better today for having known her."

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. A prayer service will be held by Rev. John Mikkelson.

Raymond Lee Dusso

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 15, 2004, A6

Raymond Lee Dusso, age 64, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, surrounded by his family, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Ray was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Longwood, Clark County, to Ralph and Irene (Brick) Dusso. He was raised in the Greenwood/Loyal area and graduated in 1958 from Loyal High School.

Ray worked at the Loyal IGA Store and O&N Lumber Co. On Oct. 18, 1958, he married Rose Hammond in Loyal. Ray then worked for the John Wuetrich Creamery and Mills Fleet Farm in Marshfield until being transferred to Appleton. In 1967, Ray and his family moved to Menomonie to manage the newly-built Fleet Farm. He worked there until 1976 when he went to work for Dotseth Truck Lines and Menomonie Transportation.

While working for Menomonie Transportation, some of his greatest memories are of transporting the Menomonie High School football teams to their first and second state championships. After his illness in 1996, Ray still followed Coach LaBuda and the Menomonie Indians to most of their games.

Ray was an avid Packer fan. He also watched his share of NASCAR races and took bus groups to the Michigan 500 each summer.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rose; his children, Kevin Dusso of Menomonie, Kelly (Kevin) Moller of Fairmont, Minn., Mark (Sherry) Dusso of Augusta, and Mike (Joanne) Dusso of Marinette; seven grandchildren, Jenna and Daniel Moller, and Ryan, Justin, Tyler, Kyle and Karlee Dusso.

He is also survived by his twin sister, Rayette, and sister, Myrna; three brothers, Robert, Aryln and Gary; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Loyal at a later date.

Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Lyle H. Mackie

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 15, 2004, A6

Lyle H. Mackie, age 86, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born June 15, 1918, in Grantsburg to Frank and Nora (Nelson) Mackie. Lyle was raised in the Grantsburg area, graduated from Frederic High School and later from River Falls College. He taught school in Gordon before serving in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1945 during World War II.

Lyle married Inez Erickson on May 30, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Lyle then taught in Spooner and was principal at Maiden Rock High School. During this time he earned his master's degree from the University of Minnesota. He was superintendent of Boyceville schools for 17 years and then moved to Chippewa Falls, where he was finance administrator for the Chippewa School System.

Together, he and Inez ran Mackie Realty until retiring in 1981. They also enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. Lyle was an avid sports fan and loved building things.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Inez of Menomonie; a son, Richard (Sally) Mackie of South St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Brenda Everson of Almena; five grandchildren, Leah, Lynn, Lisa, Ross and Justin; three great-grandchildren, Corinne, Reagan and Owen; a sister, Lorraine Pederson of St. Paul, Minn.; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois Mae.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Leslie J. Cole

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 15, 2004, A6

Leslie J. Cole, age 80, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Les was born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Hancock, Mich., to Charles and Mabel (Davies) Cole. He graduated from Hancock Central High School in 1944. Les enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1952. He married Helen Cramer on Oct. 2, 1954, in Hancock.

Les worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and worked for the State of Wisconsin Highway Department until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Moose, VFW and the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. Les also was a history buff.

Les is survived by two daughters, Debra (Christopher) Cole-Ryding of Woodbury, Minn., and Sharon Cole (Howard Coon) of Menomonie; two special nieces, Darlene (David) Tianen of Wells, Mich., and Audrey Kitchner of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Irene Dahlby of Menomonie and Eva Mae (David) Hoffman of Owosso, Mich., and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen, and a brother, John.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. There will also be a service by Moose Lodge #1584. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church or Loyal Order of the Moose #1584.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

William F. Hopman

Dunn County  News, Sun, Dec. 19, 2004, A6

William F. Hopman, age 89, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the American Lutheran Home.

William was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Downing to William and Elizabeth (Dammann) Hopman. He attended high school in Glenwood City until his sophomore year when he left school to work on his father's farm north of Downing until he bought his own farm.

On June 12, 1943, he married Minna L. Ziehlsdorff at the home of her parents in Augusta. Minna and Bill owned and operated their dairy farm for 22 years, first north of Downing, and several years later, a 120-acre farm north of Boyceville.

He served as president of the Lutheran Brotherhood at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville for many years. For Boyceville's centennial celebration, Bill, as primary designer, helped to build the Trinity Lutheran Church float, depicting a log cabin church surrounded by pine boughs.

They sold their Boyceville farm in 1966 and moved to Golden Valley, Minn., where William was employed at Golden Valley Lutheran College as a groundskeeper and maintenance engineer. In the 1970s, he was hired by Trevilla Nursing Home in Golden Valley as maintenance supervisor and boiler engineer, directing a six-man crew. After retiring, he received two brass plaques from his fellow workers for being the best boss they ever worked under.

William and Minna moved to upper Lake Tainter, north of Menomonie, to retire. Bill was an avid gardener, often taking his prized gladiolus to church to place on the altar. He enjoyed fishing from his dock and observing birds and other wildlife.

Often he surprised his wife and daughters with a pontoon ride around the lake on Sunday afternoons. He found great pleasure in reading history, science, and nature books and kept up with current events by reading daily newspapers.

Every year, Bill and Minna delighted in attending the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater musicals. When his wife Minna died in 1992, he sold his lake front home eight years later to reside at The Oaks until his health deteriorated.

William is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Minna; sister, Emma Knoebel; brother, Clarence Hopman; sister, Ruth Wold; son-in-law, Larry Johnson; and brothers-in-law, Noel Wold and Harrison Knoebel.

William is survived by six daughters, Linda (Wayne) Mercer of Atlanta, Ga., Margaret (John) Holzhueter of Menomonie, Kathy (Dennis) Erno of Lino Lakes, Minn., Judy (Jerry) Wilford of Pittsburg, Pa., Jane (Gerald) Bahr of Menomonie, and Helen (Alan) Whipple of St. Paul, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Goetz of Osseo and Evelyn Hopman of Glenwood City; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Harry J. Kanikula

Dunn County  News, Sun, Dec. 19, 2004, A6

Harry J. Kanikula, age 82, of Eau Claire, formerly of Cicero, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire.

He was born March 26, 1922, in Cicero to Peter and Josephine Kanikula. He attended Morton High School in Cicero and two years of business college. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942-46 during World War II. He married Helen Pavic in Chicago on May 1, 1948.

He was an insurance salesman and retired in 1984.

Harry was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing and reading.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen; three daughters, Nadine (Robert) Grusnick, Mary (Mark) Rosebush and Patricia (John) Cartmill; four grandchildren, Andrea and Austin Cartmill and Bradley and Nicholas Grusnick; and eight siblings.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held for Harry on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the Prock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Northwest Wisconsin Homecare -- Hospice, 2620 Stein Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Prock Funeral Home in Eau Claire is serving the family.

Elmer A. Price

Dunn County  News, Sun, Dec. 19, 2004, A6

Elmer A. Price, age 76, of Eau Claire, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in the town of Stanton, Dunn County, the son of Arnold and Elsie (Grutt) Price.

Elmer married Elaine B. Johnson on Nov. 4, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

He served in Germany from 1950 to 1952 with the U.S. Army.

Elmer was a lead foreman with Northern States Power, working with its Hydro Electric Division on dams and power plants until his retirement in 1988. After his retirement, he spent time with his hobbies of carpentry and landscaping.

Throughout his life Elmer liked spending time outdoors, especially fishing in Canada, also in Wisconsin with his brother, Art, and nephews. Elmer enjoyed traveling in the United States with his family, Europe with Elaine, and special outings with his grandchildren.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church and Eau Claire Moose Lodge #1408.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two daughters, Julie (Wayne) Hove of Stanley and Patti (Mike) Gorell of Eau Claire; three granddaughters, Krista Hove of Cottage Grove, Kelly Henry of Eau Claire, and Alissa Hove of Stanley; four brothers, Manville (Myrna) Price of Elk Mound, Willard Price of Menomonie,. Arthur (JoAnn) Price of Washburn, Iowa, and Orville (Freda) Price of Sun City, Ariz.; three sisters, Adeline Hillson of Silverdale, Wash., Arlene (Roger) Hones of Colfax, and Charlotte Anderson of Houston, Texas; and 21 dear nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arnold Price.

Elmer was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in the town of Washington where VFW Post #305 conducted military graveside rites.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

William J. Franklin, Sr.

Dunn County  News, Sun, Dec. 19, 2004, A6

William J. Franklin, Sr., 68, of Spooner, and formerly of North Hudson, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, William Jr.and Jackie Franklin in Hudson.

He was born July 13, 1936, in North Hudson, the son of Harry G. and Vernice Maria (Swaner) Franklin. He attended elementary school in North Hudson and graduated in the class of 1954 from Hudson High School.

William was married to Deanne M. Rineck in April 1958. That marriage ended in divorce.

He was a proud member of the Wisconsin National Guard. He was an all-around sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson. He was a long-time driver for the Cemstone Company but had to take a disability retirement because of his heart. He was a retired member of the Teamsters Local #120 of Cemstone.

He was a member of the St. Croix Lodge #56 in Hudson and a 32nd Degree Valley of St. Paul Scottish Rite. He was a Shriner of Osman Temple and past president of The Osman Director's Staff 2000.

He is survived by his sons, William (Jackie) Franklin Jr. of Hudson, Kent (Lisa) Franklin of Amery; daughters, Kimberly (Kim) Moe of Glenwood City, Nicole (Ron) DeCoster of Fremont, and Leann Franklin (Bill Swanson) of Menomonie; brothers, Harry (Gail) Franklin of Hudson and Timothy Franklin of Roberts; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Masonic service for William J. Franklin was held at The O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson.

Burial was in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, with members of the Shrine Osman Director's Staff serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Stan Anderson, Teddy Swanson, Ronnie Iverson, Bob Iverson, Kenny Iverson, and Clayton Iverson.

Memorials preferred to the Shriner's Hospitals in the Twin Cities.

The O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson assisted the family with arrangements.

Ferd R. Anderholm

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 2004, A6

Ferd R. Anderholm, age 77, of Rochester, Minn., died on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Seasons Hospice.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th St. NW, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack Ganett officiating. Burial of his cremains will be next spring in Wisconsin.
Ferd, the son of Anselm and Ruth (Larson) Anderholm, was born on Oct. 12, 1927, in Rockford, Ill. He grew up in Menomonie, was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1945. Ferd served in the United States Army and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an electrical engineering degree.

On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Audrey Vigerust in Menomonie. They have five children: Ellen (Mark) Felix, Nancy Engel, Peggy Anderholm, Eric (Beth) Anderholm and David (Julie) Anderholm; and11 grandchildren, Daniel Felix, Joel Felix, Carl Engel, Grete Engel, Kaitlyn Anderholm, Matthew Anderholm, Benjamin Anderholm, Jack Anderholm, Lucy Anderholm, Joseph Anderholm and Bobbie Anderholm.

Ferd retired from IBM in 1983 as manager of Laboratory Operations. He joined IBM in 1950 as a customer engineer trainee in Chicago. After several transfers, he moved to Rochester in 1958 as the manager of New Products Release. During his 25 years at the Rochester site, he served in a number of management positions, including manager of Medical Development, the COMMEND program, and Custom Systems.

Ferd enjoyed woodworking and carving, fishing, and traveling with his wife, Audrey.

Mahn Family Funeral Home -- Rochester Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 26, 2004, A6

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Sylvia M. Thompson

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

Sylvia M. Thompson, age 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie, surrounded by her loving family.

The former Sylvia May Behling was born Aug. 12, 1911, in Dunn County, to Frank and Myrtle (Karnes) Behling. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Sylvia married Arthur Thompson on Oct. 10, 1931, in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Township of Weston for 45 years, and resided in Menomonie for the past 15 years. During the years of farming, Sylvia also worked at Sunridge Orchard and Sanna Dairies.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie for 40 years and an active member of the Hatchville Homemakers. Sylvia volunteered countless hours of mending at the Dunn County Health Care Center and she also loved to sew and bake for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sylvia is survived by a son, Don (Lola) Thompson of Menomonie; a daughter, Doris (Robert) Kainz of Milltown; a daughter-in-law, Lois Thompson of Baldwin; five grandchildren, Ann (Bill) McLaughlin of Great Falls, Mont., Karen (Scott) Pauly of Menomonie, Jill (Craig) Aakhus of Maple Grove, Minn., Denise (Michael) Berkholtz of Windsor and Anthony (Tanya) Kainz of Finleyville, Penn., 11 great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters, and twin sisters, Laura Shafer of Pontiac, Mich., and Lois Larson of Menomonie.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; a brother, Roy Behling; a son, Arlo Thompson; a grandson, David Thompson, and a granddaughter, Mary Jo Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

John Edward Thibado

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

John Edward Thibado, age 48, of Menomonie died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

He was born June 7, 1956, in Virginia, Minn., to Joseph L. and Jean M. (Stuart) Thibado. John was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He attended Little Elk Creek and River Heights elementary schools and Menomonie High School.

John worked as a skidder driver for Wayne Pallets of Downsville. He enjoyed playing guitar, building model cars and working on lawnmowers. He also loved to give kids a ride in the trailer behind his garden tractor.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Thibado of Menomonie; a sister, Rose (Rick) Sweeny of Menomonie, and a brother, LeRoy (Beth) Thibado of Menomonie.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Thibado, and his grandparents on the Thibado and Stuart sides.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating.

Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Township of Dunn, Dunn County.

Julia Esther Anderson

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

Julia Esther Anderson, age 88, of Sauk Prairie, formerly of Black River Falls, Red Wing, Minn., and Wheeler, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Maplewood Care Center in Sauk Prairie.

The former Julia Esther Loback was born May 10, 1916, in the town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Olaf and Anna (Christianson) Loback. She married Vernon Joseph Anderson on Nov. 3, 1934, in Colfax. Together, they farmed in the town of Otter Creek until 1962 when they owned and operated the Wheeler Feed Mill. Julia managed the office and did the bookkeeping.

Julia and her husband enjoyed fishing and Julia stayed busy gardening, canning, sewing, caring for her girls, and sharing in the farm work. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler and proudly supplied her wonderful lefse, baked goods and labor for the Ladies Aid suppers.

The most important things in her life were her religion and her family.

Julia is survived by her three daughters, Sylvia (Claire) Richardson of Prairie du Sac, Marylin (Foster) Wussow of Black River Falls and Alice Kleven of Red Wing; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a very special sister, Alma Jones of Downing; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Vernon, in January, 1985; her parents, and seven brothers, Hjalmer, Clifford, Alvin, Edwin, Melvin, Conrad and Arvid Loback.

Funeral services in celebration of Julia's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Kari Pancoast officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church, and family may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Loretta M. Brown

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

Loretta M. Brown, age 90, of Elmwood, formerly of the Hatchville area, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Loretta was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Dunn County, the daughter of Milton and Iva (Lemon) Moore. Loretta graduated from Menomonie High School. She married Reynold "Red" Brown on Aug. 23, 1933, in Menomonie. After marriage, they farmed in the town of Weston until 1947 when they moved to the Hatchville area where they farmed until 1968. During this time, Loretta also worked at the Kraft State Bank in Menomonie for approximately 20 years. Red died on Sept. 17, 1988, and for the last five years Loretta has been a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Loretta is survived by three sons, James (Carol) of Phoenix, Ariz., Larry (Bette) of Whitefish, Mont., and Ron (Sue) of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Avis Glampe and Lucille Decker, both of Menomonie, and Luberta Bairstow of Amery, and three brothers, David Moore of Wilson, Eugene Moore of Wheeler, and Milton Moore, Jr., of Northwood, N.D.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Red; a daughter, Delores; a grandson, Jody; great-granddaughter, Christian Brown; step-grandson, Chuck Ingala; a sister, Ruby Bowell, and a brother, Jerome Moore.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville, rural Spring Valley, with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Alvern "Bosco" E. Hein

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

Alvern "Bosco" E. Hein, age 90, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Roasalind Dryver-Scott officiating.

Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Rev. Lyle O. Olson

Dunn County  News, Wed, Dec. 29, 2004, A6

Rev. Lyle O. Olson, age 62, son of Orville and Lucille Olson, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004) at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, with Rev. David Whelan officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the local arrangements.
 

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