Dunn County Obituaries
December 1998

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the December 2, 1998 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
George L. Baker

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

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George L. Baker, 77, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born June 18, 1921, in Durand to Edwin and Clara (Keyes) Baker. George was raised in Durand and also the Bear Creek area where the family farmed before going to Chloride, Ariz. for a few years.

After returning,George graduated in 1939 from Durand High School. In 1940, George moved with his family to the Town of Tainter in Dunn County.

George married Dorothy Rodey on Feb. 22, 1943, in Durand. After their marriage, George farmed and then for 17 years was manager and inseminator for the Dunn County Breeders Association and later Tri-State Breeders. George and his family were in the egg business for 15 years, until 1965.

George also owned and operated the Pizza Villa and the Silver Dollar for several years. He started the NAPA Auto Parts Store in Menomonie, and was involved in several other businesses, including the Chicken Shack, the Menomonie Bowling Alley and the fire extinguisher business.

George was a member for 16 years of the Menomonie Lions Club. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #164, F. & A.M., the Eau Claire Consistory, and the Zor Shrine Temple. He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie.

George enjoyed fishing and hunting and he loved to travel. He also enjoyed writing poetry. George loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

George is survived by his wife Dorothy,of Menomonie; one son and two daughters, James (Sheryl) Baker of Sussex, Janet Baker of Menomonie, and Joanne (Dennis) Tilleson of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren, Brenda Baker of Denver, Colo., Brian Baker of Waukesha, Tammy (Wayne) Hoyt of Durand, Tim (Heather) Shock of Menomonie, Tracey (Todd) Mercil of Wyoming, Minn., and Joshua Tilleson of Denver; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Emily Hoyt; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edwin,William and James Baker; and three sisters, Clara Walters, Mary Walters and Helen Tomasich.

Funeral services for George are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie where a public Masonic service is scheduled tonight at 7 o'clock.

Anna Danovsky

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

Anna Danovsky, 97, formerly of Boyceville, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at the Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Anna was born June 11, 1901, in Czechoslovakia to Joseph and Josephine (Licko) Ertel. She came to America when she was 11 years old. They resided in Chicago until they moved to the Connorsville area.

Anna married Joseph Danovsky on Aug. 24, 1918, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Connorsville area and later moved to Tomahawk and later to California, and eventually returned to the Connorsville area.

On Sept. 9, 1929, Anna and Joseph became U.S. citizens. In 1940, Anna joined the Jehovah's Witnesses. In 1960, they moved into Boyceville, where she resided until March of this year, when she took up residence at Glenhaven.

Anna is survived by two sons, Louie (Alice) Danovsky of Pavillon, Wyo., and John Danovsky of Shevlin, Minn.; one daughter, Helen Shepard of Menomonie; a half sister, Emily (Harvey) Fisher of holder, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe, in 1991; a half brother, Walter Derer; two daughters, LeeAnn Klaustermeier and Emily Dierbeck; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with Dan Niesinger officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Helen K. Fortin

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

Helen K. Fortin, 62, of Jefferson died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie from cardiac arrest.

She was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Menomonie, the daughter of George and Evelyn (Grambo) King. She married James "Skip" Fortin on June 8, 1957 in Menomonie.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jefferson. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She did graduate work at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison and earned her master's degree in education at Michigan State University in 1973.

She taught in Hayward for a half year, in Weyerhauser for three years, and retired on June 6,1992, after teaching in the Jefferson school system for 25 years. She taught seventh- and eighth-grade social studi8es in the Jefferson school system. She was the head of the Middle School audio-visual department for many years.

She and her husband coached the high school girls' track team for four years and she also coached the Junior High track team for one year. She filmed all the high school football games, both home and away, for many years. She worked as a high school football scout during her time in Hayward. She was a member and an officer of the Chippewa Falls Jaycettes.

She and her husband ran a successful antique furniture business for 12 years, ending that in 1996. Since then, she made and sold crafts until the time of her death.

Helen was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed watching her grandson, Tony Stauss, play for the Racine Horlick football team. She was known and recognized by her magnetic, distinctive, infectious laugh discernible above a large crowd. She was loved by all her students.

She is survived by her husband, James "Skip" Fortin; one daughter, Kimberly (Dr. Thomas) Stauss of Racine; one son, Curtis (Jane) Fortin of Kona, Hawaii; two grandsons, Anthony "Tony" Stauss and Sebastian Fortin; three granddaughters, Lindsey and Leslie Stauss and Bianca Fortin; her mother, Evelyn King of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. John Warmuth officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home, 221, S. Center Ave., Jefferson.

David W. Schlough

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

David W. Schlough, 85, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 24, 1913, in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, to William and Mary (West) Schlough. He was raised in the Town of Sheridan and attended Little Beaver Country School. He then farmed on the home farm for several years.

David married Ruth Krause on Feb. 10, 1940, in Prairie Farm. After their marriage, David and his wife farmed several places in Dunn County, the last farm being in the Town of New Haven, where they farmed for 22 years.

They then moved to St. Croix County where they lived for 22 years. David worked at several jobs in St. Croix County. They resided in Menomonie the last 11 years.

David and his wife were members of the Hay River Lutheran Church. David enjoyed playing cards and puttering around, making and repairing things.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Schlough of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Laurie (Michael) Kuebli of Albany, James (Debbie) Schlough of Woodford, and Jeffrey Schlough of Browntown; two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Trent Kuebli; one sister, Helen Gleason of New Richmond; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bonjour of Gratiot; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; seven sisters; one son, Donald Schlough; and a grandson, John Schlough.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Landstrom officiating. Burial of the cremains was in the New Richmond Cemetery in New Richmond.

Melva A. Mickelson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

A private memorial service for Melva A. Mickelson, 66, will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the American Lutheran Church Cemetery of Popple Creek in Grant.

Mrs. Mickelson, 207 South Pine St., Wheeler, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Melva Arlene Snyder was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Dunn county to Asa and Mary Snyder. Raised in Otter Creek, she was a lifelong resident of Dunn County.She was a graduate of the public schools in Colfax.

She was married to Donald Mickelson on Sept. 8, 1951, in Prairie Farm. She worked 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Wheeler, the last 10 years as postmaster there. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Wheeler.

Mrs. Mickelson is survived by her husband, Donald Mickelson of Wheeler; a daughter, Cindy (Greg) Corwin of River Falls; a grandson, Chris Corwin, at his parents' home in River Falls; and four sisters, June Bartilson of Chippewa Falls, Shirley (Richard) Scheidecker of Eau Claire, Donna (Darrel) Flatland of Eau Claire, and Janice (Donnie) Dahl of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

James L. McGowan

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

James L. McGowan, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, Calif.

Jim was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Menomonie, the son of Hugh L. and Betty (Kyle) McGowan. He attended Menomonie schools and served in the U.S. Navy. He married Madelin Reckin (deceased) in 1941.

A resident of California until the time of his death, he owned and operated McGowan's Heavy Equipment Co. in Orange County for 35 years.

He was an active member of the V.F.W., American Legion, USS Arizona Memorial Committee, and B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1342.

He is survived by a son, Michael L. McGowan; two daughters, Judith Koch and Susan McCoy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (McGowan) Kochendorfer.

A private family graveside service was held Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Brea, Calif.

James A. Mowers

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 2, 1998, p. A6

James A. Mowers, 58, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at his home in rural Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Menomonie to Arthur and Agnes (Johnson) Mowers. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1957 from Menomonie High School. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, later graduating from UW-Eau Claire.

Jim served in the U.S. Army in Germany for three years. He taught mathematics at Durand High School. He farmed for a few years in the town of Dunn, and also worked for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Jim enjoyed restoring old cars and woodworking. He was an active environmentalist and recently donated half the value of a 58-acre parcel of land he owned that overlooked the Red Cedar State Trail to the DNR. According to terms of the transaction, development can never occur on the 58 acres.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Christina Mowers of Oklahoma City, Okla.;p one son, Matthew Mowers of Knapp; his mother, Agnes Mowers of Menomonie; one sister, Judy (Ken) Cropp of Winneconne; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father. A private family memorial service is planned. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mabel H. Valaske

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 6, 1998, p. A6

Mabel H. Valaske, 83, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Sequim, Wash.

She was born June 24, 1915, in Elk Mound to Ewald and Sophie (Sonnenberg) Klukas. She grew up in Elk Mound and lived in the Menomonie area for many years. She married Albert Valaske on May 28, 1938, in Stillwater, Minn. Albert died in 1968.

In 1965, Mabel and Albert moved to Sequim. In Sequim, she owned and cooked at the Country Inn, which was built in the late 1960s.

Mabel was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sequim, the VFW Auxiliary of Sequim and Menomonie, and the Sequim Senior Center.

Mabel is survived by a daughter, Janet Nehrbas of Sequim; two sons, Richard of Sequim and Merlin of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Melvin Klukas of Eau Claire; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Faith Lutheran Church in Sequim with the Rev. Michael Kasting presiding. She was cremated and interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family requests memorial contributions be directed to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 925, Sequim, Wa 98382.

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home in Port Angeles, Wash., handled arrangements.

Flora L. Smith

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 6, 1998, p. A6

Flora L. Smith, 86, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Flora Kunz was born Aug. 29, 1912, in Apple River, Ill., to Gottlieb and Anna (Stalder) Kunz. She was raised in the Downsville area, attending Downsville Grade School, and graduated from Menomonie High School.

Flora married Clark Smith in 1931 in Menomonie. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Dunn. In 1945, they sold the farm and moved into Downsville. After Clark's death, Flora worked at the Downsville School in the hot lunch program and later as a teachers' aide.

Flora was a guide at the Empire in Pine Museum in Downsville from its inception until August 1998. She was an active member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. She enjoyed quilting and gardening and was a great Dunn County historian.

Flora is survived by two sons, Dean R. (Shirley) Smith of Wauwatosa and Jerry C. (Jane) Smith of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Susan Smith of Wauwatosa, Jeffrey (Laura) Smith of Madison, Steven (Priscilla) Smith of West Bend, Gregory (Beth) Smith of Eagen, Minn., and Ryan Smith of Minneapolis, Minn.; one great-grandson, Jacob Smith; one brother, Alfred Kunz of Downsville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clark; five brothers, Walter, Fred, John, Ernest and Rudy Kunz; and two sisters, Rose Orloff and Emma Scherman.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

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

Almira A. Sallberg

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 6, 1998, p. A6

Almira Alice Martinson Saalberg, 82, of Plant City, Fla., formerly of Moorhead, Minn., died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in Plant City.

The daughter of Jacob and Matilda Martinson, she was born March 31, 1916, in Menomonie, where she grew up and attended school. She graduated in 1934 from Dunn County Normal School and taught for two years in Dunnville.

Almira was married to Nels S. Sallberg in 1936. They moved to Farmington, Minn., where Nels was plant superintendent for Twin City Milk Producers Association. In 1950, they purchased the Paul Bunyan Dairy in Bemidji, Minn.

In 1961, they moved to Moorhead, where Almira graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in elementary education. following her graduation, Almira taught school in West Fargo, N.D., for four years, and for 10 years at George Washington Elementary School in Moorhead. She retired from teaching in 1977.

Almira was very active in the music and Christian education programs of her churches. In 1996, Almira moved from Moorhead to Plant City, where she died.

Almira is survived by a daughter, Corinne (David) Townsend of Plant City; a son, Dr. Philip (Gwen) Sallberg of Roseau, Minn.; two brothers, Ret. Lt. Col. Harold Martinson of Hagarstown, Md., and Dr. Jacob Martinson of High Point, N.C.' a sister, Mildred Barnes of Ankeny, Iowa; four grandchildren, David Townsend II and Amy, Michael and Rebecca Sallberg; and one great-grandson, Cameron.

Almira was preceded in death by her husband, Nels, who died in 1982, and a daughter, Natalie Gay.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead with burial in the Ada Municipal Cemetery in Ada, Minn.

Korsmo Funeral Service in Moorhead handled arrangements.

Helen G. Walter

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 1998, p. A6

Helen G. Walter, 82, Town of Tainter, Dunn County, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at Myrtle Werth hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Helen Scott was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Augusta to Perry and Elgie (Chrysler) Scott. When a child, she moved with her family to Barron County, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Rice Lake High School. She then attended Dunn County Normal School and taught in a rural Dunn County school for a year.

Helen married Martin W. Walter on June 17, 1936, at her home in the town of Weston, Dunn County. After their marriage, they farmed the Walter home farm in the Town of Weston from 1936 to 1958.

In 1959, they moved into Menomonie and Helen worked for the Menomonie Public Schools in various positions until retiring in 1981. In 1966, they moved to the Town of Tainter, where Helen was still residing.

Helen was an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She was a 4-H project leader for the willing Workers 4-H Club for many years. she was also active in her homemaker's club and Dunn County Homemakers.

Helen enjoyed baking, gardening, and her lovely flowers.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy (Peter) Schneider of Wisconsin Rapids, and Lois (Donald) Manor of Bettendorf, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Phoebe (Dave) Duffy of Appleton, Robert (Karen) Schneider of Peshtigo, Sarah (Scott) Reich of Colorado Springs, Colo., Christopher (Toni) Manor of Rochester, Minn., Michael Manor of Streator, Ill., Jonathan (Tiffany) Manor of Moline, Ill., and Susan Manor and Anne Manor, both of Bettendorf; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Leeta Russell of Augusta; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin; one brother, Mason Scott, and one sister, Alice Scott.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Menomonie Area Public Schools Foundation.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Hoppe

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 1998, p. A6

Betty J. Hoppe, 73, of Menomonie, formerly of the Prairie Farm and Boyceville areas, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Bette was born April 4, 1925, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to William and Jenny (Joenks) Witte. On Aug. 14, 1942, she was married to Ernest Hoppe in Albert Lea, Minn.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Terry (Evelyn) Hoppe of Prairie Farm, Michael (Tammy) Hoppe of Somerset, and Lyman Hoppe of Abilene, Texas; four daughters, Virginia (Charles) Smith of Menomonie, Rebecca (James) Hilson of Prairie Farm, Jeanie (Ronald) Bechard of Ridgeland, and Peg (Paul) Kistner of Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Ann Hoppe of New Richmond; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two adopted great-grandchildren; three sisters, Verda Gordon of Stillwater, Minn., Avis Critenden of South St. Paul, Minn., and Lois McGuire of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Arthur Hoppe of Winnebago, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest, on Feb. 17, 1984; two children; three grandchildren; and two brothers.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 9 [sic], from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Paul Hedstrom officiating. interment was in Lakeside Cemetery in Cumberland.

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

Kenneth H. Swenson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 1998, p. A6

Kenneth H. Swensen, 84, formerly of Connorsville, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Ken was born June 14, 1914, in Stillwater, Minn., to Henry and Lena (Swenson) [sic] Swenson. In 1915, they moved onto a 96.5 acre farm southwest of Hersey. Ken went to catechism at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. When Ken was in his 20s he worked for the Public Works Administration.

In 1941, Ken married Florence Fields and they moved to a place one-half mile from his parents. In 1947, they moved to rural Woodville, where he farmed.

He farmed for 10 years, then moved to Connorsville, where he owned and operated a garage and service station, first alone, then a partnership with son, Gary, until retiring in 1978.

Ken's wife, Florence, died in 1979. He later married Joyce (Tryggestad) Bygd.

Ken enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

Ken is survived by his wife, Joyce Swenson, of Downing; four sons, James (Karen) Swenson, Gary "Stub" (Lynda) Swenson, Billy Swenson, and Steven (Laurie) Swenson, all of Connorsville; three stepchildren, Valerie Bygd of Woodbury, Minn., and Terry Bygd and Sherman Bygd, both of Prairie Farm; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relative and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Florence, in 1979; nine sisters; and two brothers.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Mary Ellen McCulloch

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 1998, p. A6

Mary Ellen McCulloch, 75, of Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at her home in Menomonie.

She was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Menomonie, the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Baker) Haffelder. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School.

She worked at the Red Owl Store in Menomonie, where she met and later married Oren McCulloch on Jan. 26, 1947, in Menomonie.

After their marriage, they moved to Woodville, where she raised their family and owned and operated McCulloch's Sundries in Woodville for several years. Mary Ellen later worked for Bob's Country Market in Woodville.

She retired in 1981 and moved to Danbury until Oren's death in 1988. She continued to summer in Danbury and lived in Menomonie during the winter.

Mary Ellen was very active in the Woodville community, and her church in Woodville and Danbury. her greatest loves were spending time with family and friends, doing crafts, and fishing.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Robert) Rademaker of Baldwin; two sons, James (Billie) of Ridgeland and Thomas (Sandra) of Woodville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Gerald Haffelder of Chippewa Falls; and two sisters, Frances Schutts and Marjorie Bushendorf, both of Menomonie.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at Zion Lutheran church in Woodville with the Rev. Carmen Peterson officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Town of Stanton, Dunn County, rural Knapp.

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

Hugh J. Stene

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 9, 1998, p. A6

Hugh J. Stene, 68, of Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in Killeen, Texas.

He was born Aug. 6, 1930, the son of Alfred and alma (Erickson) Stene. He married Ruth Pakan on July 31, 1954. Hugh and Ruth resided in Boyceville until 1972, when they moved to Altoona.

Hugh worked many jobs throughout his life. He worked at the Boyceville Creamery, he was owner of a milk delivery service, he worked at Keyes Chevrolet in Boyceville, and then opened Stene's Speedometer and Air-conditioning Service in Eau Claire, retiring in 1995.

In Boyceville, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as president, Sunday School superintendent, and council member at various times. In Eau Claire, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, serving as treasurer and council member.

He will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three sons, Luther (Anita) of Killeen; Tim (Cindy) of Grapevine, Texas, and David of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Derek, Brandy and Caley; two brothers, Alfred Jr., (Barbara) of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Curtis (Darla) of Rosemount, Minn.; a sister, Janet (Richard) Krampert of New Richmond; a brother-in-law, Richard Leberre of Menomonie; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Daryl, and a sister, Aryles.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with the Rev. Thomas Bryan officiating. Burial was in St. john's Lutheran Cemetery.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

William W. Krause

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 13, 1998, p. A6

William W. Krause, 47, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the V.A. Medical Center in Tomah.

He was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Menomonie, the son of Richard and Betty (Hannack) Krause. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1969 from Menomonie High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a door gunner for the 128th Assault Helicopter Company. Receiving his discharge, he lived in Colorado and Kansas where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. he was employed at Clark Lift Co. of Minnesota until his recent injury.

Bill is survived by a son, Cole Krause of Le Grande, Ore.; a daughter, Nicole Chandler of Menomonie; his mother, Betty Krause of Menomonie; a brother, Tony (Rita) Krause of Faribault, Minn.; his maternal grandmother, Agnes Hannack of Menomonie; three nephews, Bryan, Jesse and Garette Krause; and two aunts, Lilia Miller of Bremerton, Wash., and Lucille Bartlett of Eau Claire.

He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 21, 1997.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Donald G. Rassbach

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 13, 1998, p. A6

Donald George Rassbach, 71, of Eau Claire, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

Don was born Jan. 28, 1927. in Taylor County to George and Margaret (Werth) Rassbach. He married Beverly L. Thompson on June 18, 1950.

Don served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the City of Eau Claire Police Department after 25 years of service. He implemented the 911 communications system for Eau Claire County.

Don is also well known for this communications company, Rassbach Communications, which he started in 1957. He was a past president of APCO in Wisconsin.

Don was also a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster of Troop 133 (Trinity Lutheran Church) for 18 years, and past president of the Chippewa Valley Council, BSA.

He was also involved with the Religious Committee on Scouting and Camp Phillips committee. For his work with the boy Scouts, Don was awarded the Silver Beaver, Wood Badge, Lamb Award, The Bridge Builder, and the Pelican.

Don enjoyed his many trips with the boy Scouts to the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch. Don was well-known by all the boys for his great peach cobbler! Don earned the Book of golden Deeds Award through the Exchange Club.

His hobbies included square dance caller for the Merry Mixers for 15 years; camping, camping and more camping with his grandchildren; genealogy; and member of the Amateur Radio Club of Eau Claire and Dunn County.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; their children, James and his wife, Sandy (Bishop) of Eau Claire and their children, Jenny and Bryan, Dan and his wife Shelley (Nichols) of Crystal Lake, Ill, and their children, Andrea, Nicholas and Kathryn, and Nancy and her husband, Gary Mattes of Chetek and their children, Tricia, Leslie, Troy and Tatum; a great-granddaughter; his mother, Margaret Rassbach of Eau Claire; his brother, Rev. James W. Rassbach and his wife, Sharon, and nephews, Steven and timothy; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Thompson, and the late Bea Thompson; and his brother-in-law David Thompson, wife Bonnie, niece Brenda and nephew Brent.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Kurt Jacobson officiating. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Gerald M. Cartwright

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 13, 1998, p. A6

Gerald M. Cartwright, 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Gerald was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Elk Mound to Alonzo and Edna (Woods) Cartwright. He attended school in Elk Mound. During world War II, from 1941 to 1945, Gerald served in the U.S. Army in Australia and New Guinea.

On April 17, 1943, he married Henrietta Worthington in Brisbane, Australia. After his military service, they lived in Dunn County, where Gerald farmed and gardened all his life. From 1970 to 1986, they had Cartwright Gardens. He also worked at Sanna Dairies for many years as dock foreman, retiring in 1977.

Gerald was a member of Trinity United Methodist church in Elk Mound. He was an avid reader of Westerns, and enjoyed his gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Cartwright of Menomonie; three sons, Kevin (Mary) Cartwright of Menomonie, Mark (Lynn) Cartwright of Bradenton, Fla., and Neville Cartwright of Converse, Texas; six grandchildren, Heather (Justin) Knudtson, Russell Cartwright, Nicole Cartwright, Kristen Cartwright, Theresa Cartwright and Shelby Cartwright; one brother, Sherman (Laverne) Cartwright of Eau Claire; one sister, Grace Bolin of Eau Claire; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Cartwright of Eugene, ore.; special friends, Jan and Don Dahl and Jennifer Stubbs; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Emma Wyman, and a brother, Jim Cartwright.

Funeral services for Gerald are 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, with military honors.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Helen A. Romig

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 13, 1998, p. A6

Helen Anderson Romig, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood. She was a homemaker, wife of a Presbyterian pastor, a missionary teacher in China, mother of five, and an artist recognized for her Chinese paintings.

Helen was born in St. Louis, Mo., and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where her parents were teachers.

She graduated from The College of Wooster in 1929 in Ohio and then attended Biblical Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1931, she married Rev. Arthur M. Romig and traveled with him to China as a missionary from the Presbyterian Church.

After language study in Peking, the Romigs lived in the remote southern jungles of Yunnan Province and later in Hwaiyuan in Anwhei Province. On the eve of World War II, Helen and three children were evacuated to the United States while Arthur remained in China and later became a prisoner of the Japanese.

Upon reuniting with family in 1942, the Romigs lived in Dayton, Lima, Portsmouth and Worthington, Ohio, and in Kensington, Md., and in Oakland, Calif., where Helen was active in the church congregations, League of Women Voters, AAUW, YWCA and coordinated an employment agency serving the elderly in suburban Washington, D.C.

After her children were grown, she became a serious artist with expertise in Chinese art. While in Santa Fe, NM, after their retirement, the Romigs published "To Rise and Fall as the Bamboo," a collection of letters and a journal of their 10 years as missionaries. On the death of her husband, Helen, who had a dementia, moved to Wisconsin to be near a daughter.

She is survived by five children, Elizabeth Nicholson of Seattle, Wash., Donald Romig of Sante Fe, Marilie Blanchard of Louisville, Ky., Margaret (Joseph) Hagaman of Menomonie, and Clifton Romig of Clio, Calif.; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two grandsons, Brian and Daniel Hagaman, grew up in Menomonie.

A memorial service will be held in January 1999 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sante Fe.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Indianhead Chapter, 1227B Menomonie St., Eau Claire, WI 54703.

Charles K. Lee

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 16, 1998, p. A6

Charles K. Lee, 65, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Draper to Leslie and Isabelle (Medd) Lee. He was raised in the Draper and Loretta area, graduating from Draper High School.

After high school, Charles went to work for the Department of Natural Resources in the Hayward area as a tower operating watching for forest fires.

He then attended Forest Management School and worked in the Forest Management Division of DNR, working in the Menomonie area since 1958. He served the State of Wisconsin-DNR for 36 years.

Charles was a member of Menomonie Moose Lodge No. 1584. He was formerly active in the Knapp area, Scoutmaster for the boy Scouts and a member of the Knapp Lions Club.

Charles will be remembered for the millions of trees he planted and managed throughout his life.

He is survived by two daughters and one son, Roxanne Bowell of Elmwood, Mike (Connie) Lee of Spring Valley and Michael Hughes of Knapp; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister, Ronald (Ruby) Lee of Fillmore, Utah, Donald Lee of Sun City, Ariz., Bill (Marlys) Lee of Layward, and Richard Lee of Tennessee; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Bill Shackleford officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Friday until the service.

Burial of the cremains will be in Draper Cemetery at a later date.

James L. Gergen

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 16, 1998, p. A6

James L. Gergen, 73, of the town of Tainter, rural Colfax, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born April 9, 1925, in Hastings, Minn., the son of Jacob and Magdalene (Hageman) Gergen. Jim was raised in Hastings and graduated in 1943 from Hastings High School.

He joined the U.S. Air Force and received his pilot training during World War II. Jim served during the Korean War, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with the Oak Leaf Cluster.

Jim married Neva Irene Blegen on April 20, 1947. While serving in the Air Force, Jim received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1965 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.

After returning from the military in April 1968, Jim and Neva and family resided in Golden Valley, Minn., where he worked as an electrical engineer for Control Data until retiring in June 1988. Since 1988, they have resided in the Town of Tainter on Lake Tainter, where he remained t he rest of his life.

Jim was a member for several years of the Menomonie Optimist Club. He enjoyed league bowling in Colfax, golfing, fishing, boating and bird watching.

He is survived by his wife, Neva, and their six children, Don and Dave Gergen of Menomonie, Linda (Scott) Macey of Hillsborough, N.J., Steve Gergen and Denise Saari of Minneapolis, Minn., and Becky (Jamie) Bowers of Des Moines, Iowa; nine grandchildren; one brother, Robert Gergen of Minneapolis; and one sister, Mary Haenke of Rugby, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 1998, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service is scheduled tonight at 7 o'clock.

The family prefers memorials to St. Joseph's Catholic School in Menomonie.

Marion Fern (Nelson)

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 16, 1998, p. A6

Marion Fern (Nelson) of Chippewa Falls passed away Thursday, Dec. 10. 1998.

She is survived by her husband, Earl; mother, Ada Countryman of Ellsworth; brother, Robert Pierson of Gordon; daughter, Sandra Nelson of River Falls; son, Gary Nelson of Manitowoc; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private family interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Turtle Lake.

Jerry Heinzen

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 16, 1998, p. A6

Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Heinzen was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Marshfield to Benjamin C. and Marie (Kohlbeck) Heinzen. He received his primary education at St. John's Parochial Grade School and graduated in 1945 from Marshfield Senior High.

After serving his country in the Engineer/Typography Battalion in the Panama Canal Zone, he continued his education at Marquette University in Milwaukee. This, however, was interrupted by the death of his father in 1949, at which time he returned to Marshfield to take over his father's printing firm.

On June 29, 1950, he married Rita (Koller) and so began 48 years of devotion to his family, faith and community. Jerry also loved music.

He played his trumpet in a dance band for many years throughout Wisconsin. One of the highlights of his life was playing for all of his children's weddings.

He had a strong sense of civic responsibility and commitment. He was a 27-year member of the Greater Marshfield Industrial board, and from 1991-94, a member of the Industrial Park Authority.

His church commitments included being a charter member of our Lady of Peace Catholic church, lector, usher, first lay eucharistic minister, lifelong member of the Holy Name Society, school board and church board member in addition to working at just about every "feed" imaginable for decades.

Jerry was an avid bowler; yet his passion was the green and gold of the Packers and Marquette basketball.

Jerry took great pride in his community. His service to the community he enjoyed included being the recipient of the Marshfield Jaycees Outstanding Young Man Award for service in 1958, and serving as president of the Serra club in 1975.

He was a 47-year member of the Elks Lodge, 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, and president of the Marshfield Rotary Club in 1975-76.

In November 1987, Marshfield celebrated Jerry Heinzen with the Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club. Up until the time of his death he had served as a member of the board of the Marshfield Savings Bank, and on Dec. 9 of this year, he and Rita were honored by the Menomonie Rotary Club as that club's first co-Paul Harris Fellow Service Award recipients.

In addition to Rita, Jerry is survived by seven children, Jeffrey (Alice) of Menomonie, Richard (Suzanne), Jean (David) Wunrow, and Michael of Marshfield, Kathleen of Appleton, Robert (Jodi) of Mahtomedi, Minn., and Kristine (Michael) Kersten of Appleton. His 14 grandchildren include Ben, Beth and Keith Heinzen of Menomonie, Brad and Teri Heinzen and Lindsey and Greg Wunrow of Marshfield, Mariah, Alex and Lexi Kersten of Appleton, and Adam, Luke, Ethan and Laura Heinzen of Mahtomedi.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home with an Elks Lodge of Sorrow at 7:15, followed by the Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Because of his lifelong concern for his church and city, contributions in Jerry Heinzen's memory can be made to Our Lady of Peace, Father Dick Pankratz Fund, or the Marshfield Community Foundation.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home in Marshfield handled arrangements.

Earl C. Quilling

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 20, 1998, p. A6

Earl C. Quilling, 91, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at his home. Earl Carl Ernest Quilling was born May 30, 1907, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Edwin and Augusta (Schroeder) Quilling. He lived in Dunn County all his life. During his younger years, Earl worked for several farmers in the area, did some logging, and helped build the dam at Cedar Falls.

On Dec. 24, 1930, he married the former Clarice Ness in Stillwater, Minn. After their marriage, they farmed in the Cedar Falls area, then in the Town of Spring Brook for three years, and at their present location in the Town of Red Cedar since 1947. Earl was a member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church and a former member of the Moose Lodge in Menomonie. Earl enjoyed farming and logging, and loved raising and working with horses. He especially loved Percheron draft horses.

He is survived by two sisters, Dolores Schleusner of Menomonie and Annamae (Richard) Ormiston of Prosser, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Rosella Quilling of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Ted Johnson of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Clarice, in 1997; an infant son, Robert Earl; one brother; Otto Quilling; two sisters, Eileen Johnson and Doris (Fred) Schofield; and a brother-in-law Rudolph "Ole" Schleusner.

Funeral services for Earl were Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Gale J. Wald

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 20, 1998, p. A6

Gale J. Wald, 59, of Moreno Valley, Calif., formerly of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at his home. Funeral services for Gale were Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Dean Brockmeier officiating., Burial was in Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Joyce M. Tubbs

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 23, 1998, p. A7

Joyce M. Tubbs, 72, of Strum, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Joyce was born June 10, 1926, in the Eau Galle area of Dunn County to Raymond and blanche (Schoefield) DeLong. She married Andrew Tubbs in June 1946 in Menomonie.

They moved to the Baldwin area for a number of years. Joyce spent the last 18 months at the Strum Nursing Home.

She is survived by eight children, Diane (Del)( Brown, Penny (Brian) Christopherson, Don Tubbs, Ken (Leasa) Tubbs, Joyce (James) Heinbuck, Betty (Joel) Stark, Gene (Penny) Tubbs and Janet Morgan; four brothers, Ken DeLong, Victor (Sally) DeLong, Norm (Mary) DeLong and Richard DeLong; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one of which was her twin, three sisters and a grandson.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Keith Holte officiating. Private graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Ralph D. Pitts

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 23, 1998, p. A7

Ralph D. Pitts, Jr., 44, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born Aug. 11, 1954, in Bloomer to Ralph Sr., and Mildred (Waterhouse) Pitts.

Ralph worked at Badger Sales in Bloomer for 13 years. He co-owned and operated the Udder Place in Rice Lake for eight years. He was the current owner of Hunt's Bargain Store in Bloomer.

Ralph enjoyed collecting old tractors and hobby trains. He also loved to cook and tell jokes. He was a loving family man and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by four brothers, Lawrence (Karen) of FondDuLac, Kenny of Bloomer, Howard (Sharon) of Rice Lake and Jerry (Tina Suvada) of Bloomer; two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Christianson of Colfax, and Sharon (Gary) Postle of New Auburn; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, David and Laura (Nelson) Waterhouse; paternal grandparents, Harden and Margaret (Sykora) Pitts; one brother, Donny, and one sister in infancy.

Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church and burial was at St. Paul's South Catholic Cemetery, Bloomer. Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer was in charge of arrangements. There was a Christian wake service at the chapel Tuesday.

Merton A. Erickson

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

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Merton A. Erickson, 74, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at his home with hospice.

He was born May 18, 1924, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Anton and Margaret (Bredeson) Erickson.

He attended Oak Grove Elementary School. At age 13 he moved with his family to Colfax. Merton was confirmed at the Colfax Lutheran Church. He graduated in 1941 from Colfax High School, and then served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1941 to 1945.

On Feb. 11, 1949, Merton married Wilma Krumrie at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After their marriage, Merton farmed in the Town of Stanton and the Town of Lucas for many years. He also worked construction for Overgaard Construction and later American Materials, retiring in 1987.

In 1993, Merton and his wife moved to Menomonie. since retiring, they have spent winters in Arizona, and summers in Menomonie, and enjoyed their cabin up north.

Merton was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and Menomonie Moose Lodge. He was also a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed antique cars, and was formerly a member of the Antique Auto Club. Merton loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Erickson of Menomonie; four sons and one daughter, Allen (Rhonda) Erickson of Menomonie, Dick (Debbie) Erickson of Knapp, Trudy (Brian) Mattison of Amery, Doug (Angela) Erickson of Hastings, Minn., and Ron (Toni) Erickson of Menomonie; three sisters, Edna Hill of Colfax, Arlene Henderson of Colfax, and Gerri (David) Bieniasz of Amery; a brother-in-law, Bill Larson of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren, Greg and Rod Erickson, Josh and Nick Erickson, Katie and Nathan Mattison, Devon and Dustin Erickson and Jonathan and Jason Erickson; and other relatives and friends.

Merton was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Beverly Larson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mary L. Sagstetter

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

Mary L. Sagstetter, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

A native of Wisconsin, she was born Dec. 17, 1936. She was a member of the A.A.U.W. She was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Antisdel of Fort Wayne; three sons, James Sagstetter of Markle, Ind., Thomas Sagstetter of Fort Wayne and Robert Sagstetter of Fort Wayne; a sister, Nancy Sabatke of McFarland; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Sagstetter, in 1995.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Klaehn, Fahl & Merton Funeral Home, Winchester Road chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation is today (Sunday) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Inc.

Emma Marie Bauer

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

Emma Marie Bauer, 82, of Shell Lake. died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at the Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake.

She was born on July 24, 1916, in Knapp to John and Rosa (Hari) Dahler.

On July 20, 1938, Emma was united in marriage to Roman A. Bauer.

Emma was a member of the Chicog birthday Club and the Chicog Fire Department Auxiliary.

Emma is survived by three sons, Richard (Nancee) Bauer of McFarland, George Bauer of Trego, and James Bauer of Springbrook; four daughters, Ramona Klug of Colorado Springs, Colo., Judith (David) Gourhan of North Branch, Minn., Rosaleen (Albert) Dullinger of Trego, and Patricia (Brian)( Hoefling of Andover, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, three brothers, and a grand-child.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner with Father James Jackson officiating.

Interment will be in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Dahl Funeral Home.

Helen W. Randall

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

Helen W. Randall, age 93, of Menomonie, Wis., and formerly of Baker, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at her home.

The former Helen Wilner was born June 1, 1905 in tower City, Minn., to Otto and Laura (Klinger) Wilner.

She graduated from tower city High School in 1923, and then attended Fargo Conservatory/N.D.A.C. which is now N.D.S.U. Helen then taught at Wahpeton conservatory of Music in Wahpeton, N.D. While there she met and married Otto Oien.

They had two sons, neither of which survived. Otto also preceded her in death.

Helen married Charles W. Randall Oct. 9, 1936 in Crookston, Minn. They made their home for many years in Baker, Minn. They had two sons. Charles preceded Helen in death, Feb. 13, 1984. Helen has lived with her son, Paul and his wife, Ardys in Menomonie the past two years.

She is survived by two sons, Paul (Ardys) Randall of Menomonie and Robert (Barbara)Randall of Rumson, N.J.; three grandchildren, Mark, Lauren and Kristen of N.J.; three sisters, Doris (Paul) Zielsdorf of Dickinson, N.D., Eva Campbell of Fargo, N.D., and Lucille (Bill) Baasch of Tower City, N.D.,; and other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Otto Oien and Charles Randall, two infant sons; and two brothers, Stanley and Donald Wilner.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at the Baker-Downer West Minster Presbyterian Church in Baker, Minn. with Reverend Mary Ann Neevel and Reverend Joy Smith officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in the Tower City Cemetery, Tower City, Minn. at a later date. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with local arrangements.

Jacob W. "Bill" Klingman

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

Also in the Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 30, 1998, p. A6 issue. See below

He was born March 4, 1929 in the town of Stanton, Dunn County, Wis., to Arthur and Lelia (Butler) Klingman. Jacob lived most of his life in the Town of Stanton. He attended Peck Elementary School and then worked on the home farm for several years.

He later worked for Greyhound in the Minneapolis depot. Jacob also worked as an independent truck driver for many years, retiring in 1991. He spent winters in Arizona.

He is survived by four brothers and five sisters, Evelyn (Clarence) Thiesen of Minneapolis, Minn., Mildred Larson of St. Louis Park, Minn., Jessie Varney of Minneapolis, Minn., John Klingman of Fridley, Minn., Richard (Mavis) Klingman of Menomonie, Shirley Brimer of Blaine, Minn., Ardith (Philip) Hoolihan of Hudson, David (Carla) Klingman of Knapp, Donald (Sue) Klingman of Eau Claire and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Jacob was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Jacob will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Reverend LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marilyn Schlosser

Dunn County News, Sun, Dec. 27, 1998, p. A6

Marilyn Schloser, 44, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Keehr Funeral Home in spring Valley. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) or one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Marilyn M. Schlosser

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 30, 1998, p. A6

Marilyn Marie Schlosser, 44, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 23,1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Marilyn was born Aug. 17, 1954, to Donald and Jean (Faber) Drury. She was raised by Ralph and Margaret Keeley. Marilyn attended school in Knapp and Menomonie, graduating from Menomonie High School with the class of 1972.

On Aug. 10, 1974, Marilyn married Joseph Schlosser at the Knapp Methodist Church. They lived and farmed in El Paso township. Marilyn loved fishing, hunting, camping and being in the outdoors. About eight years ago, Marilyn suffered a stroke and her health has not been good since.

Survivors include her husband, Joe, and sons, Mike and Danny, all of Elmwood; her mother, Margaret Keeley of Knapp, and birth parents, Donald Drury of Wheeler and Jean Drury of Boyceville; five sisters, Ellen (Robert G. Jr.) Bemis of Ellsworth, Bonita Keeley of Knapp, Kathy (Keith) Hady of Phillips, Bonnie Bird of Wheeler, and Beverly (Bill) Merten of Boyceville; and three brothers, Roger (Michelle) Drury of Boyceville, Russell (Geraldine "Tootie") Drury of Boyceville, and Raymond (Theresa) Drury of Wheeler. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceding her in death were her father, Ralph Keeley; her grandmother, Ruby Drury; and grandfather, Forrest Drury.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Paul Doering officiating. Spring burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Bearers were Don Roatch, Chuck Roatch, Jim Yauch, Paul Feyereisen, Steve Schlosser and Mike Webster.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Jacob W. "Bill" Klingman

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 30, 1998, p. A6

Jacob W. "Bill" Klingman, 69, of Knapp, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at the Sun Health Care Center in Sun City, Ariz.

He was born March 4, 1929, in the town of Stanton, Dunn County, to Arthur and Lelia (Butler) Klingman. Jacob lived most of his life in the Town of Stanton. He attended Peck Elementary School, and then worked on the home farm for several years.

He later worked for Greyhound in the Minneapolis depot. Jacob also worked as an independent truck driver for many years, retiring in 1991. He spent winters in Arizona.

He is survived by four brothers and five sisters, Evelyn (Clarence) Thiesen of Minneapolis, Minn., Mildred Larson of St. Louis Park, Minn., Jessie Varney of Minneapolis, Minn., John Klingman of Fridley, Minn., Richard (Mavis) Klingman of Menomonie, Shirley Brimer of Blaine, Minn., Ardith (Philip) Hoolihan of Hudson, David (Carla) Klingman of Knapp, Donald (Sue) Klingman of Eau Claire and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Jacob was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Jacob will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Reverend LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Frances B. Sherman

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 30, 1998, p. A6

Francis B. Sherman, 94, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last four years.

She was born June 25, 1904, in the Downsville area to Charles and Sadie (Edes) Mitchell. She was raised in the Downsville area and attended elementary school in that vicinity.

She married Harvey Dunphy. After marriage, she lived in Menomonie and Eau Claire. Later, Frances resided in California for several years before returning to Menomonie. During her working years, she was a cook at several local restaurants. She also managed a residential hotel in Oakland, Calif. Frances was well known in the Menomonie area for her great cooking ability.

Frances is survived by one son, Raymond (Marilyn) Dunphy of McAllen, Texas; one daughter, Joan (Clarence) Walter of Menomonie; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Mitchell of Thermopolis, Wyo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Town of Dunn, rural Downsville.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

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