Dunn County, WI Obituaries
December 2005

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
December 4, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Evelyn D. Grutt

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, A6

Evelyn D. Grutt, age 94, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Evelyn was born Dec. 1, 1911, in the town of Sherman, Dunn County, the daughter of Edward and Hattie (Schultz) Hintzman. She was raised on the family farm.

Evelyn married Charles Haffelder on June 17, 1939. After marriage, they farmed in the town of Lucas for many years before moving to Boyceville. Charles died shortly after moving to Boyceville.

Evelyn later married H. Robert Grutt and they made their home in North Menomonie. After Robert's death, Evelyn moved to the Galloway Apartments. In 2001, Evelyn moved to Our House Assisted Living, and for the last five months, Evelyn resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Evelyn is survived by a sister, Alice Mattison of Menomonie; a son-in-law, Donald Holzhueter of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Charles (Melissa) Holz-hueter and Amy Holzhueter, both of Menomonie; a great-granddaughter, Emma Holz-hueter; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Hintzman of St. Paul, Minn., and Phyllis Hintzman of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Charles and H. Robert; a daughter, Mary Holzhueter; six brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Dorothy F. Ogren

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, A6

Dorothy F. Ogren, age 89, a resident of the Area Nursing Home in Colfax and formerly of Bloomington and Chicago, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Chicago to Gustav and Freida (Carlson) Forsander.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Steve) Sanger of Wayzata, Minn., and their children, Mark and Ashley Sanger, and Judy Ogren/Francis Rivard of Menomonie and their children, Anna Rivard and her fiancé, Ian Biss, and Rachel, Nicholas and Alexandra Rivard; two sons, Bob (Cindy) of Woodlands, Texas, and their children, Allison and Caley Wieties, and Kenneth (Jessica) of Woodlands and their children, Cory (Aleks) Bradford, Casey (Charlotte) Bradford, and Carl, Naomi, Kayauni and Jose Ogren; and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. Ogren.

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Lakewood Chapel in Minneapolis, Minn.

Memorials are preferred to the Area Nursing Home, P.O. Box 515, Colfax, WI 54730.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, aides and administrative staff of the Area Nursing Home for their warm and gentle care. They were “special angels” to their mother.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax is serving the family.

Ruth Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 7, 2005, A6

Ruth Helene Priscilla Erickson, age 87, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in River Falls to Gustav and Emma Sampson. She graduated from River Falls Teachers College and taught elementary education in Bloomer and Iron Belt.

On Aug. 14, 1942, she married Bruce Erickson and they lived in River Falls. They later moved to Elk Mound.

Throughout her life, Ruth was very involved in her church and community activities. She was always willing to give of herself and her time to help others. She loved to travel and did so extensively, but she most enjoyed spending time at home working in her beautiful garden.

Ruth was a loving, kind and gentle lady. Memories of her will be treasured forever by her family and her many friends.

Survivors include four daughters, Judy of Eau Claire, Linda Brown of Boston, Mass., Nancy (Ron) Taggart of Gordon, and Rebecca of Elk Mound; four grandchildren, Nathaniel Brown, Christopher Brown, Gabriel Taggart and Chelsa Call; and four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Autumn and Bailey Brown and Peyton Call.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bruce on July 12, 1998; son, Danny; and two sisters, Evelyn and Dorothy.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at North Presbyterian Church, 1516 Birch St., Eau Claire, with the Rev. Gerald Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be sent online at www.fullerspeckien. com.

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

Lester L. Miller

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 7, 2005, A6

Lester L. Miller, age 75, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie with hospice.

He was born Jan. 17, 1930, in the town of Cady, St. Croix County, to Henry and Eda (Thompson) Miller. Lester was baptized at the Wilson Lutheran Church, and confirmed at the Peace Lutheran parsonage. He later joined the United Methodist Church in Menomonie.

Lester married Janice Trainor on June 29, 1949, at the Peace Lutheran parsonage.

He worked at Hart Ski Mfg. for 14 years and at Hunt Wesson in Menomonie for 13 years, retiring in 1993.

Lester enjoyed playing cards with his friends, hunting, fishing and bowling.

Lester is survived by his wife, Janice of Menomonie; three children, Diane (Steven) Howe of Menomonie, Robert Miller of Oak Park Heights, Minn., and Julie (Bob) Bowell of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Kari (Jose) Velasco of Waunakee, Tonya (Darrin) Lehman of Wheeler, Kraig Howe and Kristofer Howe of Menomonie, and Andrew Miller and Garrett Miller of Menomonie; four great-grandchildren, Shannon, Leighann and Brianna Lehman of Wheeler and Christopher Velasco of Waunakee; three brothers, Arlo (Dorothy) Miller of Luck, Donald (Sue) Miller of Racine, and John (Ruby) Miller of Menomonie; three sisters, June Wisner of Somerset, Carol (Marvin) Saxton of Menomonie, and Donna Benson of Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Faye Miller of Menomonie and Gerry Miller of St. Paul, Minn.; and one brother-in-law, Raymond Nielsen of Luck. He is also survived by several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a special friend, Jaimie Nett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Eda Miller; a great-grandson, Darrin Lehman Jr.; three brothers, Virgil, Marvin “Bud” and Roger; two sisters, Betty Nielsen and Doris Miller; one sister-in-law, Bette Miller; and a brother-in-law, Merville “Swede” Wisner.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in the town of Stanton, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome 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.

Lester A. Wagner

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 7, 2005, A6

Lester A. Wagner, age 86, a longtime Lewiston, Idaho, resident, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Lester was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Menomonie to Charles and Adeline Wolfe Wagner. He graduated in 1937 from Menomonie High School and came to Kamiah, Idaho, that fall to be with his family, who had come out earlier that year. He worked at various jobs in the woods, mills and U.S. Forest Service.

On Nov. 20, 1939, he married Margie Nickel of Kamiah at Grangeville and they lived in Kooskia, Pierce, Kamiah and Lewiston until 1944, when he entered the U.S. Army Air Force, where he trained to be a gunner on a B-17. The war ended in Europe and he was transferred to Air Sea Rescue and stationed in Casa Blanca, French Morroco.

After the war, he bought a small farm near Kamiah and worked for the Idaho Transportation Department. He sold out and moved to the Lewiston Orchards in 1952 and worked for General Tire Co. and Potlatch Forests Mill until 1954, when he again went to work for the Idaho Transportation Department, retiring in December 1981. He was supply superintendent for 24 years.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seaport Sams of Lewiston, and the Idaho Oldtime Fiddlers Association.

He was very active in the Idaho Oldtime Fiddlers, serving as state president in 1972-73. He served many years as the District 2 chairman at Lewiston, and was an officer on the board of directors. He played guitar, fiddle and mandolin. He was generous with his free time by playing music at various nursing homes for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his sons, Frank of Spokane, Wash., and James of Bellevue, Wash.; four grandchildren, Wendy of Othello, Wash., Wayne of Portland, Ore., Mike of Denver, Colo., and Chauni of Snohomish, Wash.; and Chauni's children, Kaitlyn and Jacob of Orofino.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, and two sisters.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Sixth and Burrell, Lewiston. An open music jam will be held at the church after the service for all that wish to play or listen.

Colonel Richard “Dick” L. Mosgrove (Ret.)

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 7, 2005, A6-A8

Colonel Richard “Dick” L. Mosgrove (Ret.), a 39-year resident of Black Forest, Colo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Penrose Community Hospital.

Dick was born in David City, Neb., on Dec. 11, 1914, to Harry L. and Maude Templeton Mosgrove. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy, his parents, and his son, Richard L. Mosgrove Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Iris “Ike” (Brekke) Mosgrove of Black Forest. They were married in the Fort Davis Chapel in the Panama Canal Zone on Oct. 6, 1948. They were both assigned to Gorgas Hospital in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone, honeymooning in the San Blas Islands. He is also survived by his daughter, Shari Warren (Allen) of Black Forest; grandson, Shawn Geddes (Teresa) of Orlando, Fla; and several cousins, nieces, and grandnephews, who are currently serving overseas.

He attended elementary and high school in Valparaiso, Neb., and graduated from the University of Nebraska, School of Dentistry, in 1939. Shortly after graduation, he became an itinerant dentist for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), headquartering in Wyoming and Montana.

Dick served 32 years in the Regular Army Dental Corps. He was a war veteran from both the Korean Conflict and World War II. He retired in 1969. His last assignment was as the Fort Carson Dental Surgeon.

He was a member of the Craftsmen Lodge, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, and the Sesostris Shrine, Lincoln, Neb.

He and his wife enjoyed camping and eventually the luxury of RV traveling. He was a long-time member of the Cavalier Trail Riding Club. Although he had not ridden for several years, after having a serious horse-related accident, he was very supportive of Ike in all her horse activities and involvements.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Black Forest Community Church, 6845 Shoup Road, with the Rev. Nick Natelli officiating. A private inurnment will be held at the Eastonville Cemetery in Black Forest.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Swan Lake Funeral Directors of Colorado Springs, Colo., is handling arrangements.

Russell F. Haigh

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 11, 2005, A6

Russell F. Haigh, age 71, of Durand, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at the Chippewa Valley Area Hospital in Durand.

Russell was born Nov. 8, 1934, in the town of Lincoln, Buffalo County, to Oscar and Clara (Bohlinger) Haigh. He grew up in the Alma area and graduated in 1954 from Alma High School. He graduated in 1956 from Buffalo County Teachers College in Alma.

Russell married Joyce Feuling on Aug. 1, 1959, in Waumandee. Russell attended Winona State University and graduated in 1965 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BS degree in education. He began his teaching career with the Durand Unified School District and taught at Urne for one year before starting in Durand.

Russell served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis. He taught seventh and eighth grade science in Durand for 33 years. He received his master's degree in education in 1973 from UW-Eau Claire. He also served several years as Junior High principal. Russell and Joyce moved to a farm in the town of Waterville, Pepin County, near Arkansaw in 1962, and they moved to Durand in 1996.

Russell was involved with numerous organizations and activities. He was involved with the Arkansaw Bell Tower and Round Hill projects, Ducks Unlimited, and drove school bus for the Durand School District and for DET. Russell coached basketball for 27 years and was a hunter safety instructor for 35 years. Russell also kept "stats" for boys' and girls' basketball for many years. He served on the board of the Pepin County Historical Society and was currently serving as president. Russell was also a member of the American Legion and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Arkansaw. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He went on several fishing trips to Canada and hunting trips out west.

Russell is survived by his wife, Joyce; four children, Lisa (Richard) Rhiel of Menomonie, John and Monte, both of Arkansaw, and Jane (Jim) Rowe of Calle De Norte, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Kristan and Eric Rhiel; two brothers, Willard of Eleva and Lyle of West Point, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Joan Caldwell of LaHabra, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mildred, Marion, Alberta and Olivia; and one brother, Herbert.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Arkansaw with the Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Marcella A. Weiser

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 11, 2005, A6

 

Marcella A. Weiser, age 92, of Elmwood, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Marcella was born on Nov. 2, 1913, near Elmwood, the daughter of Mathew and Anna (Schwebach) Appel. She was a lifelong resident of Elmwood. Following graduation from high school, she went to River Falls Teachers College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota.

Marcella married Newell Weiser in July 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood.

Marcella went from teaching in one-room schools to being a primary teacher in Elmwood and then serving in a supervisory position in the Spring Valley School District. She spent 36 years in the educational field. After retirement, Marcella and Newell spent their winters in Arizona, where they loved to square dance.

Marcella's love for her family, humor and joy for life were an inspiration to us all.

Marcella is survived her husband, Newell, and three nieces, Betty Davison, Carol (Don) Hesse and Jeanne (Larry) Hatswell.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marguerite DeLong and Irmina Klett; and a twin brother, Leonard.

Funeral services for Marcella are at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Varkey Joseph officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Rhiel Funeral Service in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sgt. Andy A. Stevens

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 11, 2005, A6

Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, USMC, age 29, of Tomah, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was born on Aug. 18, 1976, in Tomah, to Allen L. and Kaye (Kuester) Stevens. Andy was a 1995 graduate of Tomah High School. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Andy was proud of his achievement in the Marine Corps, where he was a decorated Scout Sniper and Infantry Squad Leader with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. His hobbies included snowboarding and he was active in developing and programming computer combat training simulations.

He is survived by his father, Allen (Deb Schroeder) Stevens of Tomah; his mother, Sgt. First Class Kaye Olson, Wisconsin National Guard and Sgt. Maj. John Olson, (Retired U.S. Army Reserve) of Eau Claire; his sister, Amy (Eric) Pelle of Rice Lake; nephews, Aaron and Ryan Pelle of Rice Lake; special friend, Melanie Grant of Albany, Ore.; grandparents, Lyle and LaVone Kuester of Menomonie; great-grandmother, Mable Johnson of Woodville; stepsisters, Karla Kaylor of Portland, Ore. and Heidi Olson of Janesville; stepgrandparents, David and Betty Schroeder of Clintonville; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Martha Stevens, and a brother, Mark Stevens.

Family and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at 1:30 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with a visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Pastor William Rice and Pastor Martha Hampton will officiate. A second service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 917 Seventh St., Menomonie, with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church where Pastor David Whelan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Tomah, Peace Lutheran Church of Menomonie, Bethany Lutheran Church of Rice Lake, the Fort McCoy Challenge Academy, the Tomah High School Athletic Department, the Tomah Boys and Girls Club, or your favorite charity in memory of Andy.

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Andy was a true patriot, a great American, who gave the last full measure of devotion to his country in which he truly believed. He died a hero, serving and protecting his country. May the Lord guard and guide his soul. SEMPER FI

Todd W. O'Bryan

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 11, 2005, A6

 

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Todd W. O'Bryan, age 42, of Midway, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 09, 2005, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greeneville, TN.

He was born Dec. 1, 1963, in Berren Center, Mich. to Walter and Sharon (Brockway) O'Bryan Sr. Todd was raised in the Menomonie area by his mother and step-father, Gordon Wheeler, and attended schools here.

Todd worked at Ideal Door in Baldwin for several years. He then attended Chippewa Valley Technical School for auto body work and worked as an auto body technician. He moved to Wyoming to take care of his parents, and following his step-fathers death, moved to Greeneville, Tenn. with his mother. In Tennessee, he received his CDL and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Todd also enjoyed fishing, driving in the mountains, working on his dune buggy and especially spending time with his granddaughter.

Todd is survived by his son, Jesse (Heather) Harshman of Elmwood; a granddaughter, Mercedes Harshman; his mother, Sharon Wheeler of Midway, Tenn.; girlfriend, Irene Kurtz of Midway, Tenn.; five brothers, Floyd (Brenda) Merkel of New Castle, Wyo., Tony (Renee) Merkel of Menomonie, Austin (Dawn) Warner of Mora, Minn., Clayton “Joe” Warner of Menomonie and Billy Warner of Menomonie; three step-brothers and three step-sisters, Danny (Brenda) Wheeler of Milltown, Kerry (Betty) Wheeler of Boyceville, Kimberly (Robert) Kropp of Durand, Jill (Brent) Wold of Glenwood City, Greg (Kathy) D'Amrco of Bruce, Laurie (Michael) Derden of Sheldon; four half-sisters, Maria O'Bryan of Bruce, Sheila O'Bryan of Radison, Courtney O'Bryan of Milwaukee and Anna O'Bryan of Ladysmith; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Gordon Wheeler.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Danny Wheeler officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

LaVerne L. Ader

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 14, 2005, A6

LaVerne L. Ader, age 93, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

LaVerne was born Oct. 24, 1912, in Eau Galle, the son of Louis and Mary (Kannel) Ader. He grew up on the family farm near Eau Galle. LaVerne joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and served more than five years in the Pacific Theater with the 32nd Red Arrow Division. He received several medals and battle stars, including the Bronze Star for his roll in battles on Leyte and Luzon.

After the service, LaVerne worked as a diesel mechanic and machinist for the Dunn County Highway Department for 30 years. He married Bonnie Ader in 1960 and she preceded him in death in 1978. LaVerne was an extremely talented machinist and designer of specialized equipment. He built and designed his own personal equipment, such as snowblowers, log splitters, etc.

LaVerne is survived by three stepchildren, Irene Hosford of Clarksburg, Md., Vern Ader of Marshfield, and Gary Ader of Spirit Lake, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Merlin Ader of St. Paul, Minn., and Doris Hein and Arlene Duzy, both of Menomonie; a special friend of 20 years, Julia Snittler of Madison; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bonnie; and three brothers, Francis, Jerome and Clarence.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.

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

Adina M. Felland

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 14, 2005, A6

Adina M. Felland, age 106, of Colfax, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She lived a life of beauty and grace, and was a blessing to all who knew her.

She was born Oct. 13, 1899, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Sivert and Karen Thompson. After graduating from high school in June 1917, she taught in a one-room country school outside Mora, Minn.

She then received her RN degree and became assistant superintendent of nursing for the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis.

She married Dr. O. M. Felland in 1925 and together they moved to Bovey, Minn. In November 1929, they moved to Colfax. Here she became very active in community affairs, including helping with the Women's Club and Girl Scouts. Adina was an organizer and leader, and lived her Christian faith to the fullest. She was a member of the Colfax Lutheran Church and was very involved with numerous church activities, especially the WMF, local circuit and district levels, and Sunday School superintendent.

Adina dedicated her life to supporting her husband as a “county doctor.” She lived as Christ taught - a life of unselfish giving to others. She was an inspiration, and admired and loved by all. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ronning of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, David of Colfax and Orion (Carol) of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Vivian (Frank) Berg of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. O. M.; a son, Phillip; two brothers; one sister; a son-in-law, Pastor Paul Ronning; and a daughter-in-law, Grace (Toy-cen) Felland.

A funeral service for Adina was held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating. Interment was in the Moe Lutheran Church Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Memorials are preferred to the Colfax Lutheran Church, Felland Memorial Park, or donor's choice.

A special thanks to the Area Nursing Home who gave her such tender loving care the last 10 years.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax served the family.

Neil ‘Squint' F. Webb

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 14, 2005, A6

Neil “Squint” F. Webb, age 79, of Elmwood, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Neil was born March 6, 1926, on the home farm in the Hatchville area of the town of Weston, Dunn County, to John and Myrtle (Frank) Webb. He grew up in the Hatchville community. Neil hauled milk for 26 years for the Hatchville Cheese Factory, Morris Webb and Lyle Yauch. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.

Neil married Phyllis Bowell on June 2, 1951, in Leesville, La., while he was in the service. Neil also drove truck for Sweeney Bros. Construction for 18 years, retiring in 1983. Neil loved to go into Elmwood to play cards or cribbage. He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with his friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two daughters, Fonda (Odie) Mork of Menomonie and Nancy Webb of Elmwood; three sons, Steve of Elmwood, Scott (Sue) of Menomonie, and Kim (Jean) of River Falls; six grandchildren, Augie, Kevin, John, Amy, April and Jamie; two precious great-grandchildren, Tyler and McKena; three step-grandchildren, Mindy (Joel) Eckert and Stacy and Chelsea Mork; two step-great-grandchildren, Isabel and Isaac Eckert; and one sister, Jean Fuhrman of Menomonie.

Neil is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Morris, Keith and Dean.

Funeral services are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Oakridge Cemetery, town of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley, with military honors provided by Crain-Ottman American Legion Post 207 of Elmwood.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood.

William C. Ahlbrecht

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 18, 2005, A6

William C. Ahlbrecht, age 59, of Wheeler, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, Minn., with Pastor Dale Peterson officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Thomas M. Edens

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 18, 2005, A6

Thomas M. Edens, age 70, of Menomonie died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Arrangements are pending with the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Edith Marie Stearns

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 18, 2005, A6

Edith Marie Stearns, age 54, of Eau Claire, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Edith Marie was born with Downs syndrome and visionless on Jan. 27, 1951, in Eau Claire to Laurence and Edith (Severson) Stearns. She lived in Eau Claire under the loving care of her mother for 49 years. For the last five years, she resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she blossomed under the loving care of the staff. She loved to sing, attend parties and family gatherings, and little kids.
Edith Marie is survived by three sisters, Mary Lund of Altoona, Margaret (Dennis) Pichler of Green Bay, and Betty (Gil) Nelson of Eau Claire; one brother, Theodore (Barbara) Stearns of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Edith Marie is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Annette Stearns and Janet Risler; two brothers, Larry and Robert; and one nephew, Kurt Lund.

Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eau Claire with the Rev. Bill Dhein officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to the Dunn County Health Care Center's Sugar Bowl Fund.

To offer online condolences to Edith Marie's family, please go to obituaries at www.goldenfuneralhome.com.

Golden Funeral Home in Eau Claire assisted the family with arrangements.

Thomas M. Edens

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 21, 2005, A6

Thomas M. Edens, age 70, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Myrtle Werth hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Thomas was born Sept. 24, 1935, on the west side of St. Paul, Minn., to George and Martha (Pehrson) Edens, and grew up in that community. Thomas worked in the shipping department for Buckbee Mears in St. Paul.

Thomas drove semis for many years; he also owned and operated his own semi as well as driving for Kroblin Transportation. He also delivered airfreight in the Twin Cities, and he drove for Domino's Pizza. Thomas lived in Forest Lake, Minn., and Woodville until he moved to Menomonie in 1973.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Marlene; five children, Gloria (Marshall) Johnson of Superior, Michael Edens and Denise Medrano, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Dan (Amy) Edens of Bemidji, Minn., and Erick Edens of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald Edens of West St. Paul and Richard Edens of St. Paul.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, George Jr. and Charles.

Services will be held at a later date.

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

Scott M. Hoffman

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 21, 2005, A6

Scott M. Hoffman, age 51, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at home with his family and hospice after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Scott was born April 9, 1954, in Plum City, the son of Neil and Margaret (Mejerle) Hoffman. Scott grew up on a farm near Spring Valley and graduated in 1972 from Spring Valley High School.

He was a mechanic all his life. He worked at Berg's Automotive for many years and was currently employed at the Dunn County Highway Department.

Scott married Julie Shafer on Oct. 20, 1979, in Spring Valley. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie. Scott loved to restore muscle cars with his son, Brent, the mountains, and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

Scott was known as “Mr. Fix It.” He could and would fix anything when anyone asked. Scott loved spending time at home with his family.

Scott is survived by his wife, Julie; two children, Becky Hoffman, currently a student at St. Cloud State, and Brent Hoffman, currently a student at Chippewa Valley Technical College; his parents, Neil and Margaret “Mickey” Hoffman of Menomonie; one brother, Marc Hoffman of Portland, Ore.; four sisters, Bobbye Bartels of Newport News, Va., Marsha (Terry) Jones of Brown Deer, Carla (Ken) Greiber of Spring Valley, and Kris Hoffman of Seaside, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Lois Hoffman of Menomonie; 27 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating.

Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m Thursday at Rhiel's Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

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

Clinton L. Jacobson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 21, 2005, A6

Clinton L. Jacobson, age 69, 711 29th Ave. NE, Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born April 5, 1936, in Hendrum, Minn., the son of Arthur and Viola (Hoyme) Jacobson.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict.

He married Bonnie Thomsen on Oct. 10, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minn.

He worked for 36 years for NCR Corporation and also owned Pine Harbor Campground for 13 years.

He was a member of VFW Post #1038, Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council, and Moose Lodge #246.

He enjoyed hunting and fixing things.

He is survived by one son, Dan (Judy) Jacobson of Chippewa Falls; one daughter, Barbara (Mark) Jarosz of Chippewa Falls; one sister, Bonnie Miller of Menom-onie; four grandchildren, Daniel Jr. and David Jacobson and Cody and Elizabeth Jarosz; one nephew, John Travis; one niece, Jody Stordahl; and his very special friend, Marietta Stewart of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, and his parents.

Funeral services are on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Rick Hoyme officiating. Private burial will be on Friday in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

Friends called Wednesday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls and may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Moose Lodge #246 will conduct a Moose ritual at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gwendolyn C. Goodrich Tubbs

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 21, 2005, A6

Gwendolyn C. Goodrich Tubbs, age 93, of Eau Claire, formerly of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Heritage Assisted Living Facility with her children at her side.

Gwen was born Dec. 4, 1912, to the late Milo and Pearl Goodrich in the town of Cylon, St. Croix County. She attended Cylon State Grade School, Menomonie High School, and graduated from the Dunn County Normal School. She taught for three years at the Little Elk Creek Elementary School. In 1935, she married Harold “Spike” Tubbs.

She was a lifetime Methodist, past W.S.C.S. president and church secretary, recipient in 1978 of the “Woman of the Year” award presented by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and past president of the Menomonie Federated Woman's Club and the Mabel Tainter Memorial Preservation Association. When her children left home, she worked 16 years at WMNE Radio in Menomonie.

Upon Spike's retirement, they traveled the United States and decided to settle six months of each year in Lakeland, Fla. During their retirement, Spike and Gwen managed a sales portfolio with Knaack Specialty Advertising.

Survivors include her son, Myron Harold (Sandy) of Greenfield; a daughter, Sharon Ann (Donald) Southard of Eau Claire; six grandchildren, Donald W. (Kristin) Southard Jr. of Eau Claire, Gwen (Jim) Southard-Schuppel of Eau Claire, Christian (Char) Tubbs of Hartland, Stephen (Tracey) Tubbs of Brown Deer, Brian (Terri) Tubbs of Franklin, and Paul Tubbs of Greenfield; eight great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Dorothy Cahow of Circle Pines, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Peg Goodrich of Cascade, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Spike” Tubbs.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at the Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St., Eau Claire, with the Rev . E. Doyle Blanton and the Rev. David Kruse officiating. Interment was in Cedar Falls Cemetery in Menomonie.

Memorials are requested to Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind or to Lake Street United Methodist Church.

Evergreen Funeral Home in Eau Claire served the family.

Ole A. Veum

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 21, 2005, A6

Ole A. Veum, age 52, of Menomonie, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, from a heart attack.

He was born April 28, 1953, in Appleton, Minn., to Alden and Marjorie (Westergaard) Veum. Ole graduated from Menomonie High School and attended UW-Stout. He resided in Menomonie most of his life.

He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Veum of New Prague, Minn.; a sister, Judy (Stan) Skjei of New Prague; two nieces, Jodi (Barry) Karn of Bloomington, Minn., and Julie Skjei of Prior Lake, Minn.; one nephew, Scott (Michele) Skjei of Lakeville, Minn.; five great-nieces and great-nephews, Kelly and Beau Karn, Ramsey and Brady Skjei, and Jordan Skjei Wright; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alden Veum, in 1970.

Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at the Vaala Funeral Home in Appleton with Pastor Scott Nagel officiating. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling local arrangements (715) 235-2154).

Lyall J. Dallman

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

 

Lyall J. Dallman, age 77, of Menomonie, formerly of Spring Valley, died at his home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, after a four-month battle with cancer.

Lyall was born April 23, 1944, in Wellington Township, Olivia County, Minn., to Herman W. and Ida (Fritz) Dallman. At the age of 2, the family moved to Riplinger and farmed there until 1937 and then moved to Hatchville, rural Spring Valley.

Lyall attended the Reed Country School and entered Spring Valley High School in 1942, the year of the big flood. He graduated with the Spring Valley High School class of 1946. After high school, Lyall worked at Duffy's Cleaners until joining the U.S. Army in 1949 during the Korean Conflict. After his tenure with the Army, Lyall returned to Duffy's Cleaners until 1962. He then worked for Raasch and Henkel Ford until 1983 and retired from NorLake Refrigeration, Inc. in 1997.

On June 30, 1953, lyall married Luanne Knopps at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville. To this union two sons were born: Brian Lee Dallman and Nathan Phillip Dallman.

Lyall was active in his church and served as treasurer when St. John's Lutheran at Hatchville burned and was rebuilt. After retiring, Lyall volunteered for St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, St. John's Cemetery Association, and the Menomonie Hospital Lifeline Program. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, but most of all, he enjoyed family and friends. Lyall had a great sense of humor and loved practical jokes. He was also involved with auto racing for a number of years and was a mechanic for Rod Timm.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Herman and Ida Dallman, and brothers Murnice, Maynard and Orwald.

Survivors include Luanne, his loving wife of 52 years; two sons, Brian (Joyce) Dallman of Atlanta, Ga., and Nathan (Laurie) Dallman of Spring Valley; three grandsons, Dustin Dallman of Ashville, N.C., and Daniel Dallman and Darren Dallman of Spring Valley; two granddaughters, Tina Dallman of St. Paul, Minn., and Kristy (Mike) Stewart of Weaverville, N.C.; a stepgrandson, Michael Bauermeister of New Richmond; two step-granddaughters, Julie Chapman of Charlotte, N.C., and Bobbie Sue Guarisco of Baton Rouge, La.; three stepgreat-granddaughters, Amanda, Sarah and Hannah; three sisters-in-law, Maxine (Dallman) Rinkes of Colombia, Mo., Leona Dallman of Wisconsin Rapids, and Mary Dallman of River Falls; special nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service and celebration of Lyall's life was Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Music was provided by Kathy Brown, organist, and congregational singing. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Hatchville.

Honorary bearers were Lyall's grandchildren: Dustin Dallman, Daniel Dallman, Darren Dallman, Tina Dallman, Kristy and Mike Stewart, and Mike Bauermeister.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Diana R. Schoenoff

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

 

Diana R. Schoenoff, age 52, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at home surrounded by family.

She was born March 28, 1953, in New Richmond to Ray and Wilma (Grant) Eakins. She married Randy Schoenoff on Dec. 18, 1971, at St. Patrick's Church in Hudson.

Diana loved nature, swimming, poetry, and hanging out at the Perc Place. She enjoyed taking cruises and snorkeling. She had a passion for garage sales, shopping, and enjoying life.

She is survived by her husband, Randy; two daughters, Lisa Schoenoff of Hartford and Julie Schoenoff of Milwaukee; one son, Tony (Amy) Schoenoff of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two grandchildren, Josh and Jozee; her father, Ray Eakins of Hammond; two brothers, Tim (Rose) Eakins of Hutchinson, Minn., and Mike Eakins of Salinas, Calif.; and two sisters, Judy Kennedy of Minneapolis, Minn., and Linda (Kevin) Offner of Hudson. Diana is further survived by Jake and Zowee; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma; her brother, Gordon; and her two cats, BooBoo and KeeKee.

Service of remembrance was Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford.

Memorials to the Washington County Humane Society or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation appreciated.

Edna A. Gallman

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

 

Edna A. Gallman, age 95, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Edna Anna Green was born Feb. 25, 1910, in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to John and Augusta (Strehlau) Green. She married Walter Gallman on Feb. 4, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn.

Edna lived in the Menomonie area all her life. She worked as a nurse assistant at Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and knitting, and she loved her cat.

Edna is survived by a son, Marshall (Helen) Gallman of Menomonie; a daughter, Phyllis Jents of Menomonie; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Dickinson of Michigan, and Marion Ford and Esther Thibado, both of Menomonie; a brother, John (Ann) Green of St. Paul, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; a son-in-law, Charles Jents; and many brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Gordon M. Frano

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

Gordon M. Frano, age 52, of Prospect Heights, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005.

Beloved son of Vera Kovach. of Menomonie, and the late Andrew Frano; loving father of Matthew, Kimberly and Andrew Frano; loving companion of Betsy “Charlie” Frampton; dear brother of Yvonne Frano, Marian McIntyre, and the late Andrew and Joseph Frano; fond uncle of Stacy, Joseph, Julie, Ellen and Kathleen; great friend of many.

Gordon was a tool and die maker who owned G&F Tool.

Burial was private.

Mark Todd Brown

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

Mark Todd Brown, age 44, of Winchester, Va., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Winchester Medical Center.

Mark was born Aug. 2, 1961, in Menomonie to Ivelyn and Olive (Morrow) Brown. When a young child, he moved with his family to Simi Valley, Calif., where they lived until moving to Spring Lake Park, Minn., in 1978. In 1980, he moved back to Menomonie and completed his schooling at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Mark worked as a mason and carpenter in Virginia for the last 20 years. When he was younger, he loved riding motorcycles. In more recent years, he enjoyed camping and fishing with his fiancée. He loved the outdoors and his animals and was a great tinkerer.

Mark is survived by his fiancée, Debora Phillips of Winchester; his father, Ivelyn Brown of Menomonie; his brothers, Jeffrey S. Brown and Darcy M. (Patty) Brown, both of Menomonie; his aunts, Della Westberg of Shoreview, Minn., and Joyce Miller of Billings, Mont.; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive Brown; paternal grandparents, Edward and Bertha Brown; maternal grandparents, Vernon and Velma Morrow; and several uncles, Juelyn Brown and Laurel, Bud and Orville Morrow.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Luncheon will be served at the church following the service.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling local arrangements.

Alvin M. “Whitey” Stewart

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 25, 2005, A6

Alvin M. “Whitey” Stewart, age 78, of Menomonie, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his wife and family.

He was born June 17, 1927, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Selah and Alva (Eighmy) Stewart. Whitey was raised in the Menomonie area on the family farm.

Growing up in a family of six boys and one girl, he began to hone his hunting and fishing skills at an early age. Those skills and expertise were one of the major joys that lasted his lifetime.

Whitey felt a sense of duty to serve his country. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. On Sept. 19, 1950, he was severely wounded. He spent the next 55 years as a paraplegic.

On Aug. 16, 1958, Whitey married his beloved wife, Martha Hathaway. She was his caretaker and constant companion.

He was a member of numerous organizations, including Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion, VFW Post #1039, and the Dunn County Fish and Game Club. Whitey was an advocate for hunting and fishing rights for the disabled. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gambling. He also enjoyed meeting with his friends for coffee.

Whitey is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Martha; three brothers, one sister, and two sisters-in-law, Clesson (Esther) Stewart of Bloomer, Doris Stewart of Glen Flora, Phyllis (Don) Ponquette of Ladysmith, Marie Stewart of Eau Claire, Tom (Betty) Stewart of Colorado City, Colo., and Len (Helen) Stewart of Pueblo West, Colo.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Richard; and many loving pets, Angel, Rascal, Misty, Jake and Ole Blue.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in the spring with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

John L. Peterson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 28, 2005, A6

John L. Peterson, age 72, of Wilson, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

John was born May 10, 1933, in New Richmond to Linda Mehleis. He was adopted by Oscar and Mary Peterson and grew up in the Glenwood City area. He graduated from Glenwood City High School. John worked for many area farmers, the local fire department, and drove school bus.

John married Darlene Wienke on June 6, 1952, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glenwood City. They owned and operated the Standard Station in Glenwood City for several years and later owned and operated the Indianhead Motor Plaza.

He enjoyed being with family and friends and going for rides.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Mehleis; his parents, Oscar and Mary Peterson; three brothers-in-law, Morrie Martin, Fritz Sempf and Herb Zillmer; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bertha and Hank Wienke.

John is survived by his wife, Darlene of Wilson; two daughters, Wanda (Dale) Tompkins of Wisconsin Dells and Sue Gilbertson of River Falls; one son, Daryl (Brenda) Peterson of Wilson; six grandchildren, Jolene and Jeremy Tompkins, Mike and Jamie Gilbertson, and Mandi and Jessica Flick; a brother, Paul (Margie) Peterson of West Bend; five sisters, Genevieve Martin of St. Paul, Minn., Becky Sempf of Boyceville, Irene Zillmer of Baldwin, Barb (Leroy) Winberg of Emerald, and Kathy (Ron) Garey of Montana; a brother-in-law, Duane (Kathy) Wienke; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery in Glenwood City.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

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