Dunn County Obituaries
December 1999

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the December 1, 1999 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Gordon S. Fenske

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 1999, A6

Gordon S. Fenske, 67, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his home.
     He was born March 25, 1932, in Menomonie to Otto and Velma (Schutt) Fenske. He was raised in the Town of Sherman and graduated in 1950 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture.
     Gordon farmed in the Town of Sherman all his life. He married Anne Halverson on Sept. 21, 1974, at Chimney Rock Lutheran Church.
     He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he loved to read. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife, Anne Fenske of Boyceville; two daughters, Lisa (Nathan) Reick of Sebastian, Fla., and Rhonda Fenske of Eau Claire; one grandson, Noah Reick; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Delvin.
     Funeral services for Gordon were Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Doering officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County
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Natalie E. Amundson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 1999, A6

Natalie Estelle (Creaser) Amundson, 72, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at home with her family in attendance.
     Natalie “Tudy” was born May 30, 1927, to George and Eunice (Decker) Creaser, who farmed in Louisville, Dunn County. She married Irvin Amundson on June 30, 1950. They farmed for 44 years in Chippewa County near Elk Mound.
     Natalie was a Menomonie High School graduate and a 1948 graduate of Luther School of Nursing. She was a member and president of the Elk Mound School Board for many years, providing leadership to planning and building Elk Mound’s new high school and serving on the CESA Board.
     Natalie was a long-standing 4-H leader, member of the Chippewa County Homemakers, holding various offices on the Chippewa County Homemakers Board, and a long-standing member and past president of the Luther Hospital Nursing Alumni Association.
     Natalie is survived by her daughters, Gail Amundson, MD (Peter Rothe) of St. Paul, Minn., Mary Amundson-Miller, MBA (Robert Miller) of Simpsonville, S.C., Betty (Dean) White of Chippewa Falls, and Jean Amundson, DVM (Lee Jensen) of Elk Mound; two brothers, William (Janet) Creaser and Richard (Marie) Creaser, both of Menomonie; grandchildren, Aaron Amundson Rothe, Karl Amundson Rothe, Julia Rothe Amundson, Angela Miller, Michael Miller, Melissa White, Matthew White and Megan White; stepgrandsons, Aaron, Scott and Kevin Jensen; and nieces and nephews, Linda (George) Johnson Lundy, John (Diane), Jim (Karol), and Connie, Jerry, and Jeff (Sandy) Creaser.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and granddaughter, Jenna Rothe Amundson.
     Services were Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Dean Brockmeier officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
     Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire assisted the family with arrangements.
Theodore J. Martynski

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 1, 1999, A6

Theodore J. Martynski, 63, of Colfax, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at his home.
     He was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Milwaukee to Alois and Sophie (Subsack) Martynski, He graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee and later graduated from Layton Art School, also in Milwaukee.
     Ted married Josette Prisuda on Feb. 10, 1962, in Waukegan, Ill. He was a graphic designer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for 27 years, retiring in 1997.
     Ted loved fishing, water color painting, and sports. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     He is survived by one son and two daughters, Jeffery (Amy) Martynski of Green Bay, Catherine Martynski of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michelle (Dale) Bonlander of Green Bay; his former wife, Josette of Phoenix; two brothers and two sisters, Jane (Gary) Donatz of Torrance, Calif., Richard (Bea) Martynski of Milwaukee, Sylvia Ulma of Janesville, and Thomas (Marilyn) Martynski of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Irving (Audrey) Martynski.
     There will be a memorial service for Ted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. The family will meet with friends Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.
Skyler J. Link

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, A6

Skyler J. Link, 2-year-old son of Dean and Melissa Link, rural Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire following an auto accident in the Town of Red Cedar Friday afternoon.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
     A full obituary will follow in the next edition.
Skyler John Link

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 1999, A6

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     Skyler John Link, 2-year-old son of Dean and Melissa “Missy” (Sullivan) Link of Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire from injuries sustained that day in an automobile accident in the Town of Red Cedar.
     Skyler was born March 27, 1997, in Baldwin and lived in Cedar Falls with his family.
     Skyler is survived by his parents; a brother, Nathan, at home; maternal grandparents, Mike and Annette Sullivan of Menomonie; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Link of Menomonie; maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Fiest of Buelah, N.D.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
     His paternal grandfather, Sherman Link; maternal great-grandfather, Gerald Fiest; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Emma Sullivan; and four cousins preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.
     Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Lloyd C. Langland

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, A6

Lloyd C. Langland, 83, of Knapp, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home.
     Funeral services for Lloyd are 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bessie M. Austin

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, A6

Bessie M. Austin, 79, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of New Mexico and Brooklyn Center, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at Our Lady of Angels Care Center.
     She was born March 16, 1920, in Elk Mound to Alfred and Cora (Blodgett) Peterson.
     She was employed as a loan officer in the banking industry.
     Survivors include a son, Peter Stopka of Hastings; a granddaughter, Jennifer Stopka of Lakeville, Minn.; a sister, Eunice Gavin of Wisconsin; three brothers, Robert (Lita) Peterson and Al (Louise) Peterson, both of Wisconsin, and Joseph (Carol) Peterson of Minnesota; and her dog, Sammi.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Frank Stopka Jr., and her second husband, Gordon Austin.
     Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with Pastor Dean Brockmeier officiating.
     Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home in Hastings is handling arrangements.
Betty V. Micheels

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 1999, A6

     Betty V. Micheels (nee Nielsen), age 86, of Lake San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn.
     Betty was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Vigo and Tilla (Gilbertson) Neilsen. She was a graduate of Eau Claire Teachers College.
     Betty married David Stori; he died in 1961. In 1963, she married William “Bud” Micheels in Menomonie. Betty and Bud retired to Lake San Marcos in 1976.
     Betty was a talented fiber artist and a very creative and caring person. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
     Betty is survived by her husband of Lake San Marcos; three children, David (Mary) Stori of Prospect Heights, Ill., Susan (Bill Campbell) Stori of River Falls, and Ann-Marie (Stan) Johnson of Prescott; two stepchildren, Dick (Nellie) Micheels of Corvalis, Ore., and Madge (Jack) Micheels-Cyrus of Birchwood; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
     Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, David, and one brother, Vigo “Bud” Nielsen.
     A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Mabel Tainter Memorial in Menomonie.
     Interment of her cremated remains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Hill-McLaughlin Funeral home (715-262-5404) in Prescott is serving the family.
    
Hazel C. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 8, 1999, A6

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     Hazel C. Johnson, 82, of Downsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center in Spring Valley.
     The former Hazel Carel Sanders was born Oct. 27, 1917, in the Town of Lenroot, Sawyer County, to Henry Willis and Carel (Jensen) Sanders. She then moved with her family to Fall City.
     Hazel married Lester E. Johnson on Feb. 26, 1937, in Menomonie. She was a homemaker, mother, and excellent cook with a specialty of potato salad, fruit cakes, baked beans and pie. It was always made from scratch, no measuring, delicious, mouth-watering meals for her family. They lived in Forest Center and then moved in 1956 to Downsville.
     Hazel was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville and the St. James Circle.
     Hazel will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Tande of Spring Valley; a son, Kenneth G. (Gail) Johnson of Menomonie; one grandson, Bryant Johnson of Arizona; one granddaughter, Tricia Tande of Hammond; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Marie of Hammond; two sisters, June Clem of Gresham, Ore., and Alice (Johan) Kowalski of Milwaukee; two brothers, Charles (Darlene) Sanders of Erie, Colo., and Donald Sanders of California; and other relatives and friends.
     Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; two brothers, Robert and Lloyd; and a son, Robert.
     Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Elsa Martha Bliefernicht-Roerig

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, A6

Elsa Martha Bliefernicht-Roerig, age 100, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at the Juliette Manor Nursing Home in Berlin.
     She was born Jan. 20, 1899, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Geschke) Bliefernicht.
     Elsa moved from Milwaukee to Berlin at age 4 in 1903.
     She married William “Bill” Roerig on Aug. 17, 1922, at St. John Lutheran Church of Berlin.
     He died on April 14, 1988.
     Elsa worked in the office of the Berlin Fabric Mfg. Co. as a bookkeeper for five years.
     She then worked for the H.M. Safford Produce Co. of Berlin as a bookkeeper for two years and then became a full time homemaker.
     She is a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church of Berlin, and she attended St. John Christian Day School and Berlin High School.
     Survivors include two sons, William E. (Betty) Roerig of Kaukauna and Arnold J. (Gloria) Roerig of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; one daughter, Alyce L. (William) Ramquist of New Richmond; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Roerig of Sparta; and one brother-in-law, Alfred Schmidt of Berlin.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Howard, in August 1999; and two sisters, Norma Bliefernicht-Schmidt and Verna Bliefernicht.
     Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church of Berlin with Pastor Kenneth Hinrichs officiating. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery of Berlin.
     In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund in her memory.
     The John R. Wiecki Funeral Home of Berlin handled arrangements.     
Doris Koons

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, A6

     Doris Koons, age 91 of Menomonie died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at Friendship Manor in Menomonie.
     The former Doris Hanson was born Aug. 31, 1908 in Downsville to Henry and Myrtle (Sloan) Hanson.
     Her parents both died when Doris was quite young and she was raised by her paternal grandmother.
     Doris met Rudy Koons. They were married on June 20, 1928 in Menomonie.
     The couple lived in Downsville, later moving to Detroit, Mich. until W.W.II.
     Rudy enlisted in the Air Corps and they moved to San Antonio, Texas where Doris worked in the PX at the base.
     After service they returned to Dearborn, MI where Doris worked for the Sears Catalog Dept. and later worked in the gift shop.
     After retiring, the Koons moved to Mountain Home, Ark. for several years. Rudy died of cancer on October 4, 1990 while they were living in Florida. After his death, Doris moved to Menomonie and lived in Tantara Apartments until 1993 when she moved back to Downsville to be closer to family.
     In October 1994, she moved to the Friendship Manor where she lived until her death.
     Doris is survived by several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     There will be a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Reverend Richard Klabunde officiating.
     Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Township of Dunn.     
Ann (Pavlenko) Schaufelberger

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, A6

Ann (Pavlenko) Schaufelberger, 94, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at the Ramsey Nursing Home in White Bear, Minn.
     Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 1999.
     Cremation services will be held in the spring at Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
Rosella H. Cowell

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 15, 1999, A6

Rosella H. Cowell, 95, of Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     The former Rosella Helen Topdahl was born July 5, 1904, in Wilson to John and Lena (Russett) Topdahl.
     She taught at Withee and Dunnville elementary schools. While teaching in Dunnville, she met Vincent Steves and married him on June 6, 1926. They resided on the Steves’ farm in Louisville. During their marriage, they had six children. Vincent preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage. Her second husband of 15 years, William Cowell, also preceded her in death.
     Rosella’s journey through life touched many lives and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her devotion to family, friends and life. She will be remembered for her singing and love of music, a sense of humor that kept her smiling, a commitment to her religion that gave her a deep faith and positive view of life, and her willingness to help and share all she had. Rosella taught school for only four years but taught and loved people all her life.
     She is survived by her children, Ray John (Marlene) Steves of River Falls, Rita Joan (Thomas) Hanson of Beaver Dam, Marlene Carol (Milan) Huley of Leesburg, Fla., Jean Ann (August) Drier of Durand, Helen Marie (Lyle) Carlson of Elmwood, and Grant Vincent Steves of St. Paul, Minn.; two stepchildren, Keith (Evelyn) Cowell and Becky (Roger) Kanz; her grandchildren, Jeff, Cheri, Mark and Lisa Steves, Steven and John Hanson, Juliane, Joseph and Geri Lee Huley, Monique, Heather, Thane and Theron Drier, and Scott, Heide, Tanya and Joshua Clayton; 23 great-grandchildren; many loving nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.
     Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Daniel Neisinger officiating. A reception will follow at the Menomonie Senior Center. Burial of the cremains will occur at a later date in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.     
Howard W. Leach

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 15, 1999, A6

Howard W. Leach, 76, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Menomonie to Ward and Mabel (Mittlestadt) Leach. He was raised in the Menomonie area and attended country school. He then worked at Hitz Dairy in Menomonie.
     Howard married Phyllis Spaeth on Dec. 16, 1943, in Menomonie. They farmed for many years in the Town of Dunn until retiring. Howard served on the Louisville School Board. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council. Howard enjoyed farming, he enjoyed family gatherings, and he loved his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Leach of Menomonie; three daughters and one son, Beverly (LaVerne) Gifford of Menomonie, Carol (Gerald) Biesterveld of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Gary (Diane) Leach of Menomonie, and Linda (William) Hanson of Elk Mound; 13 grandchildren, Sandra (Chris) Cisler, Deborah (Kenneth) Campeau, Daniel Gifford, Jennifer Biesterveld, Kyle Biesterveld, Scott (Kim) Leach, Julie Leach, Cindy Leach, Jason Leach, Justin Leach, Jay Hanson, Lewis Hanson and Adam Hanson; and five great-grandchildren, Cody and Courtney Campeau, Zachary Leach, and Courtney and Erik Hanson.
     He is also survived by four sisters and three brothers, Lois (Jim) Kothlow of Menomonie, Garland (Wilda) Leach of Crocker, Mo., Fern (LaMoine) Nokken of La Crosse, Barbara (Grant) Williams of Menomonie, Donna (Gerald) Price of Menomonie, Merlyn (Lou) Leach of Red Wing, Minn., and Marlyn (Marlene) Leach of Colfax; two sisters-in-law, Janet Leach of Menomonie and Bonnie Leach of Kenosha; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Darold and Ervin Leach; and two sisters, Frances Hathaway and Audrey Petz.
     Funeral services for Howard were Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Vivian C. Lemke

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, A6

Vivian C. Lemke, 90, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     The former Vivian Catherine Koboski was born Aug. 25, 1909, in Menomonie to John and Amanda (Weber) Koboski. She attended North Elementary School in Menomonie, graduated in 1929 from Dunn County Normal School, and then attended Eau Claire Teachers College.
     Vivian taught at Sunny Knoll country school, then practiced cosmetology for several years before she returned to teaching at Knapp Elementary School. Vivian married Martin H. Lemke in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1961.
     Vivian was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved music and played the piano. She also enjoyed playing cards and she loved animals.
     Vivian is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Martin.
     Funeral services for Vivian were Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara J. Parsons

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Barbara J. Parsons, 67, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Barbara J. Blake was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Menomonie to Gustav and Agnes (Coleman) Blake. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1949 from Menomonie High School.
     Before her marriage Barbara worked as a waitress in St. Paul, Minn., where she met her future husband, Fred Parsons. They were married on April 16, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo. They lived in St. Paul and then in Omaha, Neb., before returning to the Wilson area. Barbara continued to work as a waitress in the different places they lived.
     She had also been a member of a marching band in the Aquatennial Parade in the Twin Cities and a Girl Scout leader. Barbara enjoyed baking and doing crafts. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Debbie (Kevin) Dahl of Knapp, Randy (Brenda) Parsons of Knapp, and Fred (Shantel) Parsons Jr. of Menomonie; eight grandchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Dahl and Brandon, Renee, Justin, Jessica, Shannon and Lance Parsons; a sister, JoAnn Williams of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Parsons Sr.; and a son, C.M. Parsons.
     Funeral services for Barbara were Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton.
     Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.     
Dorothy I. Malean

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Dorothy I. Malean, 75, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     The former Dorothy Irene Engen was born July 15, 1924, in Menomonie to Odin and Norma (Smith) Engen. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School.
     Dorothy married Albert Malean on May 13, 1943, in Menomonie. They farmed for several years in the Town of Weston, then lived in Elmwood, Knapp and Connorsville where her husband worked as a logger. They lived in Boyceville the last five years.
     Dorothy was a homemaker with lots of patience and a very good cook. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     She is survived by her husband, Albert; six sons and three daughters, Larry (Pat) Malean of Spring Valley, Jerry (Betsy) Malean of Downing, Richard (Rita) Malean of Boyceville, Ronald (Barb) Malean of Tomah, Margie (Larry) Johnson of Wheeler, Tom Malean of Boyceville, Sherri (Ronald) LeMire of Downing, David (Cindy) Malean of Boyceville, and Laurie (Terry) Koch of Menomonie; five stepsons, Jack Malean of Florida, Albert (Audrey) Malean, Allyn (Jean) Malean and Star Malean, all of Washington, and Willard Malean of Arizona; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, and an infant daughter.
     Funeral services for Dorothy were Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Marion I. Lipovsky

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Marion Irene Lipovsky, 84, of Boyceville, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Marion was born July 17, 1915, in Boyceville to Paul and Anna (Boda) Filipa. She was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville where she was a life-long member of the church and Ladies Guild.
     Marion married Andrew Lipovsky on July 24, 1937, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Prok officiating. They lived in Chicago until 1949 when they returned to the Boyceville area.
     After farming near Connorsville from 1956 until 1987, they moved to Boyceville. Marion resided at Glenhaven Nursing Home the last year.
     Marion was employed at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie from 1967 to 1975. She enjoyed cooking and baking Slovak foods and crocheting. Her friendly smile will be sadly missed by friends and family.
     Marion is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Murphy, and one sister, Helen Sokol, both of Boyceville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew, in 1994; a daughter, Joyce, in 1999; three brothers, Paul, Joseph and infant Ludwig Filipa; and three sisters, Pauline Frano, Ann Filipa and Emily Henriksen.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Theodore “Ted” W. Hoyt

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Theodore “Ted” W. Hoyt, 76, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at his home in Menomonie.
     Ted was born March 23, 1923, in the Township of Eau Galle, Dunn County, the son of Earl and Katherine (Pax) Hoyt. He grew up in the Eau Galle community and when a young man moved with his family to Menomonie.
     Ted joined the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After service, Ted returned to Menomonie where he worked as a painter and handyman. Ted never married and remained in Menomonie the rest of his life.
     Ted is survived by three sisters, Stella Witt of Menomonie, Mary (Edward) Schroeder of Caledonia, and Geneva (Howard) Jacob of New Lisbon; two brothers, Galen (Elaine) and James (Beverley) Hoyt, both of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.
     Ted was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald and Earl Jr.; and two sisters, Katherine Henrichs and Theresa Hoyt.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Sigvard M. Tweeten

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

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Sigvard M. Tweeten, 89, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born Dec. 30, 1909, in Norge, Va., to the Rev. Jacob O. and Maud (Kent) Tweeten. Sigvard was a graduate of Luther Academy in Albert Lea, Minn., and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He graduated in 1934 from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
     Sigvard married Mildred M. Michelson on July 12, 1934, in West Salem.He was ordained into the Holy Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago in 1934, where he served for five years. He was called to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1939 and served there until 1941, when the congregation gave him a leave of absence to serve as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the 32nd Infantry Division, serving in Australia, New Guinea and the Phillipines.
     Following World War II, he was active in the Army Reserve and was division chaplain of the 47th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard, from 1955 to 1966.
     He returned to Gethsemane in 1946 and was there until 1957 when he became chaplain at the Minnesota Veterans Home. He remained there until his retirement in 1974. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Fairmont, Minn., and then to Menomonie.
     Sigvard is survived by his wife, Mildred Tweeten of Menomonie; a daughter, Muriel (John) Mikkelson of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Sara (Michael) Kyle of St. Paul, Erick (Leann) Mikkelson of Atlanta, Ga., Luther Mikkelson of San Antonio, Texas, and Ann (James) Jorgenson of Savage, Minn.; five great-grandchildren, Laura and Helen Kyle, Ellyn and Emily Mikkelson, and Kathryn Jorgenson; a brother, Dr. J. Kent Tweeten of Madison; a sister, Ruth (James) Grina of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul.
     Funeral services for Sigvard are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in West Salem.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.
Jane Mary Hintz

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Jane Mary Hintz, 78, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Michael E. Campbell

Dunn County News, Wed, Dec. 22, 1999, A6

Michael E. Campbell, 58, of Eau Claire died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.
     He was executive director of Arbor Place in Menomonie.
     Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
     Preceded by visitation from 12:30 to 2 p.m., funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.
Jane Mary Hintz

Dunn County News, Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, A9

Jane Mary Hintz, 78, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Jane was born Oct. 12, 1921, in the Township of Elk Mound, Dunn County, to John E. and Anna (Schroeder) Hintz. In 1936, she moved with her family to a farm in the Township of Red Cedar. Jane remained on the farm until 1995 when she moved to the Dunn County Health Care Center.
     She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Jane loved all animals, but she was especially fond of cats, and she also enjoyed doing art work.
     Jane is survived by cousins and other relatives and friends.
     Jane was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Lucille; a two-year-old brother, LaVerne; and her twin brother, James, in 1995.
     Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Kenneth H. Ranney

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Kenneth H. Ranney, 87, of Menomonie, formerly of Wheeler, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     He was born May 30, 1912, in Dunn County to Lloyd and Emily (Hill) Ranney. He attended Lambs Creek country school.
     Kenneth married the former Nellie Cockeram on Feb. 14, 1942, in Wheeler. They farmed in the Township of Sherman for many years. Kenneth also drove school bus and was custodian at the Wheeler School.
     He was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Wheeler. He enjoyed fishing and was a good grandfather.
     He is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Gaylen) Johnson of Eau Claire; a son, Thomas Ranney of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Tanya (Brian) Neuenfeldt of Chippewa Falls and Justin Ranney of Menomonie; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jonathan and Joseph Neuenfeldt and Codey Johnson; one sister, Beulah Vennes of Everett, Wash.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nellie, a sister, Norma Schmidt, and a brother, Malcolm Ranney.
     Funeral services for Kenneth were Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with Pastors Gail Mitchell and Paul Doering officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Alice A. Riek

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Alice A. Riek, 91, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Revs. Gail Mitchell and Paul Doering officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Everetts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.
Vivian S. Keck

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Vivian S. Keck, 95, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Spring burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Harold J. Thomas

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Harold J. Thomas, 78, of Arkdale, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.
     Harold was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Menomonie, the son of Harry and Clara (Youngren) Thomas. He attended Menomonie High School and then The Stout Institute, graduating in 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater.
     Harold married Virginia W. Nel on June 25, 1943, in San Diego. She died in October 1972. He then married Louise H. Grossman on June 5, 1976, in Beloit. He worked as area coordinator for Blackhawk Tech in Janesville for 30-plus years, retiring in 1984. He and Louise moved to Adams County in 1997.
     Harold enjoyed singing and fishing. He was a member of the Elks, VFW and American Legion Posts, Zor Shrine, Zor Shrine Chanters, Shrine Club, Quincy Lodge #71, Scottish Rites, Consistory, Beloit Commandery #6, Marine Corps, and Devil Dogs. He was the Worship Master and Ex-Ruler of Beloit Lodge.
     Surviving are his wife, Louise Thomas of Arkdale; two daughters, Jannel (James) Glennie of Mason, Mich., and Ginger (Thomas) Staack of Beloit; four sons, William (Sue) Thomas of Boise, Idaho, Robert Thomas of Snohomish, Wash., Kenneth Thomas of Beloit, and Donald (Peggy) Thomas of St. Paul, Minn.; two stepdaughters, Anita (Stanley) Day of Milton and Dianna (Larry) Tasker of New Philadelphia, Ohio; a stepson, Curtis (Martha) Grossman of Darien; a brother, Charles (Ruth) Thomas of Menomonie; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Harold was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a sister.
     Memorial funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale. Today (Wednesday), a Masonic service was held at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Beloit, followed by a memorial funeral service with interment following in East Lawn Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church of Tomah Hospice.
     Roseberry Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship handled arrangements.
     
Oliver K. Pattee

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Oliver K. Pattee, 74, of Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     He was born July 11, 1925, in Crystal, Mich., to Earl and Nora (Ritchie) Pattee. They later moved to Ashland where Oliver attended school. Oliver lived in Ashland and worked for 26 years as a cook with the USS Great Lakes Fleet. In 1984, he moved to Menomonie where he has lived since.
     Oliver is survived by a brother, Earl (Susie) Pattee of Carbonando, Wash.; a sister, Shirley Warner of Kent, Wash.; two nieces, Linda (Richard) Larson of Menomonie and Gail (Lester) Harvey of Kent; three great-nephews, Scott (Jenny) Larson and Brian (Renee) Larson, both of Menomonie, and Tim Harvey of Kent; a great-great-niece, Brittany Larson; a brother-in-law, Edward (Charlotte) Tibbetts of Eau Galle; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Pattee; his mother and stepfather, Nora and George Stenson; and a sister, Mary Tibbetts.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Spring burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the Township of Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Herbert W. Fisher

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

Herbert W. Fisher, 89, of Menomonie, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born Nov. 21, 1910, in the Township of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Gustav and Anna Kuehnle.
     Herbert served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married the former Angie Frisle on May 17, 1947, in Stillwater, Minn. He worked at Lakeside Aluminum and then for the Dunn County Highway Department, retiring in 1975. During his retirement, he worked as a crossing guard for several years.
     He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion.
     Herbert is survived by a daughter, Charlotte (James) Matousek of Spotsylvania, Va.; a son, Francis (Kathy) Kahl of Kenosha; four grandchildren, Kristie (John) Wilson, John (LuAnn) Kahl, Roy (Kris) Kahl and Sara Kahl, five great-grandchildren, Kelley, Dustin, Jessica, Robbi and Katie, and one great-great-granddaughter, Anna, all of Kenosha; three sisters, Edna Grundman and Ruth Steinkie, both of Chippewa Falls, and Ruby Roth of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Angie; a brother, William; and a sister, Mabel Hage.
     Funeral services for Herbert were Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Marlo W. McCullough

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6

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Marlo W. McCullough, 90, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Rice Lake, the son of Levi and Annah (Hanson) McCullough. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School and The Stout Institute in 1933. He married Gladys Finstad on June 27, 1931, in Superior.
     After graduating from Stout, they made their home in Detroit, Mich., where Marlo taught special education/industrial arts for 39 years in the Detroit School System. He received ďTeacher of the MonthĒ honors in February 1968. Marlo retired from teaching in 1969 and they returned to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life. Marlo resided since 1993 at the American Lutheran Home. Gladys died in August 1995.
     Marlo is survived by a son, Gerald McCullough of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia A. (Richard) Edwards of Rochester, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Jonathan (Karen) Edwards of Wooster, Ohio, Ann (Stephen) Lee of Lake Mills, and Julie Edwards of Riverside, Calif.
     Marlo was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys, one sister, and two brothers.
     Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie in the spring.
     The family prefers memorials to Our Saviorís Lutheran Church.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.
Marguerite A. Goehring

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A6-A11

Marguerite A. Goehring, 90, a resident of Mount View Care Center, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Mount View.
     She was born Aug. 20, 1909, in St. Paul, Minn., to the late O. Roy and Alice (Anderson) Lowen. Marguerite grew up in St. Paul where she later worked as a nurse at Westside General Hospital.
     On July 1, 1934, she married Milton E. Goehring in Jim Falls. They made their home and raised three daughters in Menomonie, and in 1971 after Miltonís retirement, moved and settled in Wausau at 212 Weston Ave.
     Marguerite will be remembered as a loving and generous mother and grandmother who always had a lively spirit and lots of smiles.
     Survivors include three daughters, Judith (Jay) Roberts of West Hartford, Conn., Jean (Richard) Schendel of Rochester, Minn., and Cynthia (Charles) Bartel of Wausau, nine grandchildren, Scott (Pat) Schendel of Butte, Mont., Susan (Brett) Topham of Baraboo, Thomas (Wayne) Schendel of Shoreview, Minn., Jeanne Roberts of West Hartford, Elizabeth (Ken) Spolarich of Chicago, Lisa (C.J.) Iadonisi of West Hartford, Jennifer (Bradley) Derks of Wisconsin Rapids, Tracey Roberts of Goa, India, and Shelley (Frank) Havnoonian of Drexel Hills, Pa.; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Walden of Bradenton, Fla.Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, and her sister, Marion (Anderson) Kelley. Funeral services were Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau with the Rev. Jim Rowlette officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau or the American Cancer Society. Helke Funeral Home in Wausau assisted the family with arrangements.
Eugene Russell Ziehme

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A11

Eugene Russell Ziehme, 85, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 27, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System, Menomonie.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Spring burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery, Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Olson Funeral Home and an hour before the services on Friday.
     Margaret R. Fortin, 85, of Chandler, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 25, in Chandler.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Olson Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Knapp.
     Friends may call from 11:30 p.m. Friday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Arlita I. Debee

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Dec.  29, 1999, A11

 Arlita I. Debee, 76, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Arlita Bloch was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Ponca, Neb., to Ewald and Ida (Berg Strasser) Bloch. They moved to Woodale, Ill., and Arlita attended Luther Institute and Bensenville High School.
     Arlita worked at the Navy Pier, the Dodge Defense Plant and Sears and Roebuck before her marriage. She married Miles Debee on July 8, 1944, in Bensenville, Ill. She and her husband lived in Irvington and Menomonie. Arlita worked at Sanna Dairies, Lammers, UW-Stout Food Service, Red Cross and Homerís Trailer Court. She was active in the Alliance Missionary Church. She loved her church and her Lord. She also enjoyed crafting and thrift sales, and playing scrabble and board games.
     Arlita is survived by four sons and four daughters, Leonard Debee, Gordy (Karen) Debee, Gary Debee and Sandra Williams, all of Menomonie, John (Susan) Debee of Lakewood, Colo., Pamela (Ken) Larson of Downing, and Diane (Tim) Zais and Denis (Tom) Boron of Hudson; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Ewald Bloch; husband, Miles Debee; daughter, Vicki; son, Jimmy, and two brothers, Elmer and Bob Bloch.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Menomonie Alliance Church with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in St. Johnís Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and at the church an hour before the service on Thursday.

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