Dunn County Obituaries
February 2001

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
February 4, 2001 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Kenneth R. Warren

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6

Kenneth Robert Warren, age 82, of 226-1/2 Roller Ave., Beaver Dam, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Sylvan Crossing Assisted Living Home.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. The Rev. John Breitwisch officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Mr. Warren was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Downsville to Charles and Anna (Hermann) Warren. He was married to Angerina Beilfuss; they later divorced. He married Mary Corozalla and she died May 1, 1987.

Mr. Warren was a mechanic. He also owned and operated a trucking firm that hauled gravel and lime. He also was an over-the-road semi-driver for Hanefeld Brothers before his retirement.

Ken and Angerina had three sons who survive: Robert (Mary Ann) Warren, Russell, and Ronald (Nina) Warren, all of Beaver Dam. Other survivors include a sister, Dorothy Rebecca Mitchell of Columbia City, Ind.; a half brother, Wilbur Federwitz of Marshfield; two sisters-in-law, Grace Warren of Menomonie and Loraine Warren Scott of Loves Park, Ill.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren of Beaver Dam; and many nieces, nephews and friends in the Menomonie/Downsville area.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Beatrice Siler, and brothers, Earl, Clyde, Gilbert, Grant and Taft.

H. Francis Fenske

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6

Henry Francis Fenske, age 93, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Boise, Idaho.

He was born March 22, 1907, near Randolph, the son of Henry Andrew and Lillie Niedermeyer Fenske. He spent his childhood there and on a farm near Menomonie and attended local schools. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and spent several years teaching and farming.

He was married to Rachel Elizabeth Beard on Dec. 28, 1944. They lived for several years on a farm near Elk Mound and in Eau Claire where he farmed and worked for the Eau Claire Ice and Fuel Co. In 1952, the family moved to Mason, Mich., where he worked for the Thorburn Lumber and Coal Co. After coming to Boise in 1960, he worked for Boise Cascade until his retirement in 1972.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Boise.

He is survived by his wife; a brother, E.C. Fenske, and a sister, Janet Wold, both of Wisconsin; two daughters, Ruth E. Fenske of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bertie Mary Kelvie (Dennis) of Caldwell; a son, Henry F. Fenske (Valerie) of Boise; three grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise. Services were under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

 

Dr. Sandra Jean Gill

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6

Dr. Sandra Jean Gill, age 59, of Menomonie, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at her cousin's home in Burnsville, Minn.

She was born May 21, 1941, in Clinton Township to William and Irene (Balko) Gill. Sandy graduated from Cumberland High School in 1959. She earned her B.S. in Home Economics Education from UW-Stout in 1963, and her M.S. in 1967. She became Dr. Sandra Gill in May, 1983, when she completed her doctoral work in Vocational Technical Education at Washington State University.

Sandy began teaching home economics in 1963 at Bruce High School, then moved to Shepherdstown, W.Va., in 1967 to direct and educate student teachers at Shepherd College until 1969, when she became a professor of Vocational Home Economics Teacher Education, and supervisor of Home Economics Student Teachers and Interns at UW-Stout.

Dr. Gill was chairperson for Student Member Advisory Committee of the American Home Economics Association and advisor for state officers of Student Member Section. She was president of both the Phi Delta Kappa International - Red Cedar Area Wisconsin Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Tau Chapter and the Wisconsin Home Economics Teacher Educators.

She was on a variety of university level committees, including the Faculty Senate, Personnel Policies Committee and University Alumni Relations. She directed extensive research projects, and was published numerous times by such publications as "Ideas Unlimited" and "Home Economics Education Dialog."

Dr. Gill received many honors and awards, including the George P. Hambrecht Award from the Wisconsin Vocational Association for Service in Vocational Education in 1990, and the AVAHE scholarship in 1980. She was granted both the Minnesota and Wisconsin FHA Honorary Memberships in 1987. She was also a Dahlgren Professor.

She retired from UW-Stout on Dec. 30, 1998, after being granted Professor Emeritus status on May 27, 1998. In June, 2000, she was recognized for 25 years of services to the Developmentally Disabled Conference for presentations at the conference each year. She also taught woodcarving at the UW-Stout College for Kids program.

She is survived by two brothers, Larry (Peggy) Gill and William B. Gill, both of Cumberland; two nieces, Kelly (Paul) Clausen of Merrill and Jody Gill of Menomonie; a grandniece, Miranda; and a grandnephew, Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with the Rev. Norman Peterson officiating.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie.

Memorials may be sent to the Stout University Foundation, PO Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751 for the Sandra Gill Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements were handled by the Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland.

Daniel Carl "Newt" Newton

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6

Daniel Carl "Newt" Newton was born Sept. 16, 1955, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Carl and Dorothy Frances (Goodall) Newton. In 1973, Dan graduated from Amery High School and continued his education for two years following graduation.

He lived in several places before returning to Amery in the late 1970s. He worked for Schwan's in Osceola and also Wilson's Plumbing. He also worked for the Plumbery in Amery and a few years ago bought the business and it became Amery Heating and Plumbing. On June 12, 1996, he was united in marriage to Andrea Jane Felger. Dan died unexpectedly at work on Jan. 27, 2001, at the age of 45 years.

His mother, Dorothy, preceded him in death. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Andrea, of Amery; his children, Elijah and Adrian, and his father, Carl Newton, and his wife, Joyce, of Menomonie. He also leaves behind his seven sisters, Jean (Terry) Gifford of Inglewood, Colo., Betty (Jay) Monson of Baldwin, Barbara (Paul) Framstad of Inglewood, Terri (John) Murtha of Baldwin, Patty (Jeff) Knutson of Amery, Peggy (John) Kuhl of Amery, and Linda (Jay) Wittstock of River Falls, along with many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Dan Newton were held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, from the Congregational Church in Amery with the Rev. Barry Schaefer officiating. Julie Selle was the organist for the services. 

Casketbearers were Terry Gifford, Jay Monson, Paul Framstad, John Murtha, Jeff Knutson, John Kuhl, Jay Wittstock and Tedd Felger. Honorary casketbearers were Mark Carlson, Paul Isakson, Don Talmadge, Stan Petersen, Jim Peterson and Elmer Will. 

Interment was in the Amery Cemetery with the Williamson Funeral Home of Amery in charge of arrangements.

 

Marjorie "Marj" E. Hansen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6

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Marjorie "Marj" E. Hansen, age 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Marjorie Ellen Crosby was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Stevens Point to Neil Vernon and Bernice (Buth) Crosby. She attended grade school through college in Steven Point where she studied to be a teacher.

Marj married Jerome (Jerry) Hansen on Feb. 4, 1956, in Waupaca. She taught in the Wisconsin Public School System for more than 40 years, retiring in 1989 from the Menomonie School District.

Together, they enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family in Seattle, Wash., and Lynchburg, Va. Her favorite places to travel were Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie. And, of course, she was a serious shopper.

Marj made many lifelong friends wherever she lived, including classmates and students. She will live on through the lives she has touched, especially her family.

Marj is survived by her husband, Jerome; one son, Neil (Cindy) Hansen of Menomonie; three daughters, Heidi (Josh) Dirckx of Marshall, Minn., Holly Hansen (Keith Summerfield) of Hartland, and Hope (Dan) Derezinski of Amherst Juction; eight grandchildren, Ricky, Jenny, Adam, Ben, Nick, Rusty, Quintin and Andrew; two sisters, Jean (Bob) Stange of Seattle and Carol (Bill) Scudder of Lynchburg; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Bernice (Buth) Crosby.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Lakeside Cemetery in Waupaca.

Memorials in Marj's name may be made to The National Marfans Foundation or The Lymphedemia Society.

David B. MacDougall

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A6-A10

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David B. MacDougall, age 36, of Nashville, Tenn., died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his home from heart failure.

He was born June 2, 1964, in Youngstown, Ohio, Mahoning County, to Robert and Marion Sue (Daley) MacDougall. He attended school in Ohio and California and then entered military service in 1981 with the Army. He was stationed for duty in Germany.

After military service, David attended San Jose California City College to train for the Santa Clara Sheriff's Department. He completed his training and graduated in March 1986. He later changed his job and became a postman, transferring from California to Nashville in November 2000.

David enjoyed bodybuilding and competing. He also liked to fish and hunt.

David is survived by two children, Ian Brent (15) and Melissa Ann (12) MacDougall of Texas; his mother (Marion Sue Daley); sisters (Charleen and Christi Daley) of Menomonie; father (Bob); stepmother (Carol) MacDougall of Tennessee; a sister (Kimberly) and brother-in-law (Edward Brooks); niece (Krystal) and nephew (Cody) of Tennessee; grandmother (Helen); grandad (Al Jordon); aunt (Ginny) of Virginia; uncle (Skip) of Maryland; and David's fiance, Bernadine Maciel of San Jose, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Mildred MacDougall; uncle, Richard MacDougall; aunt, Alberta MacDougall; aunt, Carol Olson; great-grandmother, Ethel White; grandfather, Edward Daley; great-uncle and aunt, Ambrose and Virginia Harbison; and great-uncle and aunt, Tom and Marian White.

Two memorial services will be held Feb. 8 in San Jose, Calif., at Crossroads Bible Church with Pastor Tom Tanquery officiating and at Forest Lawn Chapel in Youngstown in the spring where Mr. MacDougall is buried.

Ellen S. Sperstad

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A10

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Ellen S. Sperstad, age 97, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Ellen Olson was born Aug. 19, 1903, in the Town of Peru, Dunn County, to Anton and Paulina (Holte) Olson. She attended Dunn County Normal School, graduating in 1920. She then taught school until her marriage to Bert Sperstad on Aug. 12, 1925, in Winona, Minn. They raised a family of five children.

Ellen and Bert were married 64 years, spending a lifetime of love, enjoying family and friends. As a couple, they belonged to and enjoyed the Retired Operating Engineers Leisure Club Local 139. Ellen continued to keep up with friendships of the club after Bert's death. She began to play bridge at age 75, and continued until now.

Ellen was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She was employed at the University of Wisconsin-Stout until her retirement.

Ellen's understanding love, patience and kindness shall be missed by all who knew her.

Ellen is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Spangler of Janesville; and four sons, Omer (Nancy) Sperstad of Mukwanago, Bert (Elise) Sperstad of Dearborn, Mich., Marlowe (Delores) Sperstad of Tempe, Ariz., and Jim Sperstad of Menomonie. She was proud of her 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; a son-in-law, Robert Spangler; three sisters, Cornelia Holbein, Mable VanVeghel and Lucille Langland; and two brothers, Palmer and Alvin Olson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Ron Burke and Kurt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Fossum Cemetery in the Town of Rock Creek, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

 

Donald E. Finder

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A10

Donald E. Finder, age 75, of Knapp, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born May 29, 1925 in Menomonie to Emil and Mamie (Behling) Finder. Don was raised in the Town of Lucas and attended Sunnyside country school and Dunn County Agriculture School.

He worked for several farmers in the area and hauled milk for the Knapp Creamery. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Don married Eileen Timm on March 1, 1949, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He hauled livestock for about 55 years, while also farming in the Town of Stanton.

Don was a member of the Wilson Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Matson-Miller American Legion Post 330 of Wilson for over 50 years, and the Wisconsin Agri Haulers for over 50 years. He also belonged to the Wisconsin Horse and Mule Association. Don enjoyed deer hunting and his antique tractors.

Don is survived by three daughters and two sons, Shirley (Wayne) Rostamo of Knapp, Judy (Gene) Johnson of Menomonie, Ken (Pam) Finder of Knapp, Sharon (Don) Spielman of Woodville and Kevin Finder (special friend, Mona Johnson) of Knapp; 10 grandchildren; one sister and two brothers, Carol Stevens of Eau Claire, Lyle (Jackie) Finder of Menomonie and Jim (Deedee) Finder of Arizona; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eileen, on June 23, 1999; a daughter, Nona Post, on Mar. 13, 2000, and a brother, Gordon, in March, 1967.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, with Military Honors by the Matson-Miller American Legion Post 330.

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

Donald E. Whinnery

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, A10

Donald E. Whinnery, age 73, of Menomonie, died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his home.

Donald Everett Whinnery was born on July 31, 1927, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Everett and Mabel (Thompson) Whinnery.

He married Mary Lou Schmutz on June 6, 1946, in Menomonie. Don farmed his entire life until retirement and also worked for 11 years delivering fuel for Menomonie Farmers Union Co-op.

He dearly loved his wife of 55 years, his children and grandchildren. They will all miss him and his "long good-byes."

Don is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou of Menomonie; three daughters and two sons, Bonita (Mitch) Hayes of Sturgeon, Mo., Donna (Mike) Spath of Charlotte, N.C., Debbie (John) Canty of Woodbine, Md., Jeff (Joy) Whinnery of Lindstrom, Minn., and Lyle (Tami) Whinnery of Colfax; his grandchildren, Logan, Max, Cody and Casey; one brother, Galen (Elaine) Whinnery of Menomonie; one nephew, Ronald (Marlene) Whinnery of Victoria, Minn., and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Everett Whinnery.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

The family will meet with friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence W. Johnstone

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 7, 2001, A6

Clarence W. Johnstone, a centenarian of 102, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Clarence was born Dec. 30, 1898, in Crookston, Minn., the son of William and Carrie (Lerum) Johnstone. Clarence moved with his family to the Urne area south of Durand where he attended school. Clarence worked at different types of construction in his early years, eventually merging into a plumbing career. He worked for various plumbers in the Menomonie area.

After retiring in the late 1960s, he purchased a home in Menomonie where he lived and cared for himself until being admitted to Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System on Dec. 27, 2000. Clarence celebrated his 102nd birthday in the hospital. On Jan. 2, 2001, Clarence was transferred to the Dunn County Health Care Center, where he remained the rest of his life.

Clarence is survived by his sister, Fern Schimmel of Menomonie; five nieces, Violet Williams and Marlas Ranke, both of Menomonie, Phyllis Erickson and Jo Ann Bjorkman, both of Amery, and Marno Gerow of Boco Raton, Fla.; as well as special friends, Joe and Judy Jax and Herb White, all of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ben and Robert; and two sisters, Mabel Hintzman and Nora Dale.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Loretta (Harnisch) Winget

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 7, 2001, A6

Loretta (Harnisch) Winget passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at her home in Chicago, Ill.

Loretta was born and raised near Connorsville, and spent a majority of her time in Wisconsin and Florida as well as Illinois.

She is survived by three children, Geraldine Gerali, Sharon (Don) Novelle and Shirley (John) Morris; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all of Chicago. She is also survived by four brothers, Leonard Harnisch, Marvin Harnisch, Laverne Harnisch and Ray (Dorothy) Harnisch, all of Wisconsin; four sisters, Doris Sedlacek of Chicago, Mae Marnisch of St. Petersburg, Fla., Joyce Deems of San Diego, Calif., and Helen (Frank) Genna of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Douglas, John and Edward, and her parents, William and Mary Harnisch.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Chicago.

Mary Jane Welch-Stolfo

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, A6

Mary Jane Welch-Stolfo, age 80, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Mary Jane was born July 30, 1920, in Sparta, the daughter of Tom and Gertrude Welch.

Mary Jane is survived by two sons, John Stolfo of Chicago, Ill., and Pat Stolfo of Ghent, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Welch-Hogan of Des Moines, Wash., and Peggy Welch-Algiers of Glendale, Calif.

Memorial services and burial will be in Glendale at a later date.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Genesse Wik

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, A6

Genesse Wik, age 89, of Downsville, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former B. Genesse Switzenberg was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Durand to Charles and Martha (Olbert) Switzenberg. As a child, she moved with her parents to the Mondovi area and attended Mondovi High School.

Genesse married Harold Wik on April 25, 1935, in Mondovi. They moved to Downsville in 1951 where they owned and operated a General Store. Harold preceded her in death in 1976.

Genesse is survived by three sons, Donald (Zita) Wik and Robert Wik, both of Downsville, and Galen Wik of Racine; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; one brother, Walter Switzenberg, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Wik.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Richard Kalbunde officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

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

Elaine L. Otto

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Elaine L. Otto, age 77, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Elaine Louise Drinkwine was born April 5, 1923, in Wheeler to George and Blanche (Harshman) Drinkwine. She attended Wheeler and Vanceburg grade schools and graduated from Prairie Farm High School when she was 17.

Elaine married Elmer Otto on Nov. 8, 1941, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Menomonie. Elaine also worked at Schultz Bros. and Montgomery Wards for 23 years, and then went to work at the laundromat in North Menomonie until retiring in 1992.

Elaine was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Ideal Homemakers. Elaine loved to read and sew and made many quilts. She has resided at the American Lutheran Home the last year and five months.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Elmer; three daughters, Sharon (Dennis) Neva of St. Croix Falls, and Judith (Gary) Hinrichs and Kathleen (O'Jay) Price, both of Menomonie; one son, Allen (Sherry) Otto of Menomonie; nine grandchildren, Chris Olson, Shelley (Ricky) Jimenez, Brenda (Dan) Krueger, Steven Otto, Tim Hinrichs, Tom Hinrichs, Jayson Price, Jeremiah Price and Jessica Price; seven great-grandchildren, Breanna Olson, Alayna, Bennett and Kenna Krueger, Micah and Lilly Hinrichs, and Levi Price; two sisters, Virginia Hill of Colfax and Thelma Roswell of Round Rock, Texas; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mae Hulbert.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Lyle J. Hovind

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Lyle J. Hovind, age 79, of Nekoosa, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his son's home in Pewaukee after a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Cedar Falls, the son of Otto and Gertrude (Otto) Hovind. His parents and a brother, Eldon Hovind, preceded him in death.

He married Doris Erickson of Colfax on April 3, 1948, in Stillwater, Minn.

Mr. Hovind will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 53 years and his seven children: Larry Hovind of Ladysmith, Julie Messmann of Wisconsin Dells, Jeffrey (Susan) Hovind of Pewaukee, Steven (Patricia) Hovind of New Berlin, Annette (Christian) Jensen of Menomonee Falls, Terri (Jeffery) Danko of Adams, and Kim (Douglas) Hovind-Allard of Glidden. He is further survived by two sisters, Lorraine (Norman) Behrents and Marilyn (Curtis) Peterson, both of Menomonie; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hovind graduated from Menomonie High School in 1939 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1948, he moved with his family to the Milwaukee area where he worked as a millwright and machinist. He retired from A.O. Smith Corp. in 1981 after 30 years of service and resided in a country home near Nekoosa with his wife until shortly before his death.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and an avid outdoorsman and nature lover. He was a member of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his doctor, Dr. Thomas Kidder of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the staff of Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Falls Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

David E. Poulton

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

On a cold moonlit night, Feb. 10, 2001, one of God's faithful tenor voices was silenced with the death of David E. Poulton, age 72, of Menomonie. He courageously fought his thymic carcinoma since December 1999 with radiation and successful surgery.

David was born, an only child, in Beloit on Nov. 5, 1928, and attended Todd and Merrill schools there until 1943. With his father, Kenneth, who was a teacher in Beloit, and his mother, Mildred (Powell), he moved to Wayne, Neb., where his father taught at Wayne State College Training School for one year. During World War II there was a shortage of men at the university, so David, at his young age, sang in the University Choir and played clarinet in the University Band. They then moved to Neenah where David graduated in 1947 from Neenah High School. In his teen years he was elected Master Counsellor in the Order of DeMolay, Neenah-Menasha Chapter, reaching the honor of Chevalier.

After attending Oshkosh State University one year, David was drafted and served two years in the 5th Army Headquarters Artillery Battalion at Camp McCoy during the Korean Conflict, and served an eight-month tour in Germany.

On June 6, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Neenah, he married Marilyn Winters, his girlfriend of five years. Together they attended River Falls State University where David graduated in December 1956 with a B.S. degree in agriculture and science. He worked for the USDA in Medford, moving to Manitowoc after a year, where he taught science at Washington Junior High School. During those seven years, he was awarded a National Science Foundation scholarship for a year of graduate study at Penn State University.

In 1964, David was hired by A&P in Manitowoc and served as the manager of their milk processing plant in Stephenson, Mich., for five years. As A & P began closing their operations across the country, David was hired by Sanna in Menomonie in 1970 as a production supervisor. He was also safety chairman for a number of years. As the plant became Beatrice Foods, and Con-Agra, he became a production scheduler, inventorying and ordering the ingredients for their products. He retired in June 1994.

Through the years, David sang in many choirs, and often sang solos at the United Methodist Church, Menomonie, on Sundays and at weddings and funerals, accompanied by his wife Marilyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents in 1988 and 1998.

David E. Poulton is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; sons Brad and Barry; and daughter Beth Ann. Four grandchildren who will sadly miss their "Grampy" are Zachary and Adeline Spychalla of Watertown, and Colby and Rana Poulton of Columbia, Mo. Two first cousins also survive: Powell Cunningham of Polo, Ill., and Lloyd Poulton of Sarasota, Fla.

David shared with his family his model railroading hobby and his love of stream and lake fishing. His favorite spots were Lost Creek and Lost Land Lake. And, he loved to travel to those mountains in the West.

Private family services will be held, with burial at a later date. Letters of condolence would be thankfully received.

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

Nelson W. Peck

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Nelson W. Peck, age 87, of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

A family graveside service will be held in the spring at Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Clara J. Dodge

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Clara J. Dodge, age 91, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Evergreen Health Care Center in Shawano.

The former Clara Jane Vermilyea was born Feb. 19, 1909, in the Town of Seymour, Eau Claire County, to Joe and Lillian (Goercke) Vermilyea. She married R. Elden Dodge on April 17, 1935, in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, all of their married life.

Clara was a member of the Salem-Iron Creek United Methodist Church, the church women's group, and the church choir. She was also a member of the Extension Homemakers. Clara enjoyed knitting and reading before her blindness. She has resided with her daughter in Shawano since June 1999.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Hazel (Roger) Kucksdorf of Shawano; one granddaughter, Jodi (Redouane) Sabbar of Milwaukee; one great-grandson, Bradley Sabbar; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, R. Elden Dodge, on Oct. 20, 1989.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Salem-Iron Creek United Methodist Church in the Town of Spring Brook with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Waneka Cemetery.

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

Thomas K. Hawkinson

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Thomas K. Hawkinson, age 51, of Randolph, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Menomonie, the son of Alvin and Gertrude (Schwartz) Hawkinson. He married Linda Urban on July 25, 1970, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.

Tom was a Randolph area resident the last five and one-half years where he was employed with CenturyTel Telephone Co., formerly known as People Communications of Randolph. He was formerly employed with Ameritech for 27 years and retired in 1995.

Tom was an avid Badger and Packer football fan and held season tickets for Badger games. He also enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda; two sons, Christopher Hawkinson and Jeanette Walker and children of Holmen and Luke Hawkinson and Lissi Danielson of Madison; a sister, Jean (Jim) Drury of Boyceville; two sisters-in-law, Verna (Clem) Bauzan of Eau Claire and Deb (Dave) Ritter of Onalaska; a brother-in-law, Duane Urban of California; nieces; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Peter.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Randolph Community Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday, Feb. 16, at the church in Menomonie.

A memorial fund is being established in Thomas' name. 
Randolph Community Funeral Home, 208 S. High St., Randolph, is handling arrangements.

Harald Martinson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Harald Edward George Martinson, age 86, 1505 NE Grant St., Ankeny, Iowa, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home from cancer.

He was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Menomonie and was raised here. He resided the last two and one-half years in Ankeny.

He is a retired elementary school teacher as well as an Air Force officer, personnel director, Assistant Adjutant General of the Alabama Air National Guard, medical editor for Harper and Row Publisher, and broker-owner of Ole Town Realty Co. in Hagerstown, Md., and former president of the Hagerstown Board of Realtors. He served in the military during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by two daughters, Georgia Martinson of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Martha Lyon of Charlottesville, Va.; a son, Harald Martinson II of Winchester, Va.; four grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Jacob C. Martinson of High Point, N.C.; and a sister, Mildred Barnes of Ankeny (his care-giver for the last three years along with Paul Barnes and "Millie Bagby").

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. First St., Ankeny. Inurnment will be in Little Rock, Ark.

Minnie Becker Hengel

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Minnie (Wilhelmina) Becker Hengel, age 84, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Pharr, Texas.

She was born April 17, 1916, in Phelps, the daughter of William and Eva (Pavloff) Becker.

She lived in Menomonie since 1938 when she began state employment as secretary to four presidents/chancellors of The Stout Institute, Stout State College, Stout State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She married Thomas Arthur Hengel in 1975 in Menomonie. After retiring in 1977, she and her husband spent their winters in Pharr and their summers in Menomonie.

She was included among 14 women in the 1991 publication, "Women at Stout - A Centennial Retrospective," and on Dec. 17, 1977, she received the WCCO Good Neighbor award.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Nina (Donald) Becker of Belleville, Ill.; three nieces, Judith (Richard) Litschauer of Wales, Donna (Joseph) Ernst of Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Doris (Robert) Schons of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two nephews, Bill Becker of New York City and Robert Becker of Baltimore, Md.; other relatives; and many dear friends in Wisconsin and Texas.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Hengel; her parents, William and Eva Becker of Antigo; six brothers, Anton of Baltimore, Fred of Crandon, George of Detroit, Mich., Alexander of West Allis, Donald of Belleville, and John of King; and one sister, Mary (Alfred) Behling of Waukesha. Also preceded in death by three sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Anton) Becker, Louise (Fred) Becker, and Goldie (Alex) Becker; and two nephews, Bruce Becker of Milwaukee and Timothy Becker of Belleville.

Memorial services for Minnie Becker Hengel are 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ninth Street and 11th Avenue, in Menomonie.

Sebastian Terrana

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, A6

Sebastian Terrana, age 75, of Menomonie, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home.

Sebastian was born June 20, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Thomas and Cecil (Hartman) Terrana. He grew up in East Chicago, Ind. He enlisted in the Army in 1943. He married Marlene Collins in 1951 in Crown Point, Ind.

Together they lived in Hebron, Ind., and Lowell, Ind., before moving to Menomonie in 1984. They were dairy farmers for six years before retiring.

Sabastian loved to fish.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Robert Terrana (Tara), Rebecca Clark (Scott Tahtinen), Michael (Doris) Terrana, Diane (Marv) Lemke, and Tommy Terrana (Diana Ortega), all of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother; five sisters; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a grandson, Robert.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Roger Galstad officiating.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Lars Martin Bjerkeng

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, A6

Lars Martin Bjerkeng, age 84, of Baldwin, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., where he was wintering.

Lars was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Lawton in Pierce County, the son of Jens and Emma (Mossing) Bjerkeng. He attended elementary and high school in Spring Valley and graduated in 1935 from Spring Valley High School. While in high school, he played on the basketball team that went to the state tournament twice.

Following high school, he received his bachelor's degree at Lutheran College in Decorah, Iowa. Lars enlisted in the armed forces and served in the Navy during World War II.

In 1946, he was united in marriage to Kathleen "Pat" Marty in Bayport, Texas, where he was in partnership with a brother-in-law in a bowling center. The couple moved to Baldwin prior to Pat preceding him in death in 1955.

Lars taught high school for several years in Minnesota prior to teaching for the Baldwin School District.

In 1968, he would be united in marriage to Lucille Benzel Chaffee in Menomonie.

Lars thoroughly enjoyed sports, whether participating or coaching. He enjoyed bowling and cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers to victory. Lars and Lucille were charter members of the Hammond Golf Course.

Lars was wonderful working with kids as a teacher, coach for football and basketball, and as co-manager at the Baldwin Pool. He was very active and supportive in his children's sporting activities and doted on his grandchildren.

He is a member of the Baldwin American Legion and a past member of the Gethsemane Church Choir.

Lars is survived by his wife, Lucille of Baldwin; three children, John (Kelly) Bjerkeng of Hudson, Jeanne Tobin of Houston, Texas, and Denny Chaffee of Eagan, Minn.; grandchildren, Stacy Ohrt, Cory Bjerkeng, Kenny Bjerkeng, Lindsey Tobin and Sean Tobin; and sisters, Magna Zillmann of Hudson, Millie Berven of Austin, Texas, and Phoebe (Earl) Cote of Baldwin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat, a sister, Synova, and his parents.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin with Pastor Paul Lovestrand officiating. Dewey Kuhn was organist with accompanying music by Bob and Cathy Zillmann. Interment with full military honors and presentation of the American flag by Baldwin American Legion Post 240 was in the Baldwin Cemetery.

Active casketbearers were John Bjerkeng, Denny Chaffee, Barry Landowski, Terry Landowski, Jerry Landowski and Gerry Landowski. Honorary casketbearers were Leo Sweeney, Dick Durner, Jack King, Lloyd Coone and Earl Cote.

Funeral services were entrusted to the O'Connel Family Funeral Homes of Baldwin and Hudson.

 

Charles E. Humphrey

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, A6

Charles E. Humphrey, age 92, of Menomonie, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

There will be a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 485 Jacobs Lane, Hudson, Wis.

Olsen Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family.

Harry Stewart

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, A6

Harry Stewart, age 90, of Menomonie, died Friday at his home in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending with the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Harry J. Stewart

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

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Harry Judson Stewart, age 90, of Menomonie, quietly passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at home.

Harry was born Feb. 19, 1910, in Keystone Corners (near Richmond, Ill.), the son of Albert Paul and Eleanor R. (Wheeler) Stewart.

He attended local schools and completed the eighth grade before dropping out because of scarlet fever. For several years he worked for local farmers as a hired man. Harry was working for his father on a rented farm when he met and courted Jean I. Millin. They married on Oct. 27, 1936.

From 1936 to 1938 they continued to help his father on the farm until Jean's uncle asked them to run a farm for him. From 1938 to 1944 they ran her uncle's farm, but they had a strong desire to own their own farm. In 1943, they began to look for a farm in the Hudson area, which was closer to Jean's family. The Dowling farm (now High Point Condominiums) was available and was subsequently purchased. In the fall of 1944 they moved their family to Hudson and began farming on their own.

From 1944 to 1970 they successfully operated their dairy farm while raising a family of four children. Harry was an active member of the Hudson Methodist Church, serving on the administrative board and as a financial secretary for a long time. He was also active in the Farm Bureau, served on the school board, and served as Hudson Township assessor for 10 years. During the early 1960s he did field crop survey work for the USDA.

In 1970 he sold their dairy herd and went to work for Norlake Refrigerated Inc. as a night janitor. He continued in their employ until his retirement in 1975. Harry and Jean moved to Menomonie in 1983 to be near their children and six grandchildren. During retirement Harry enjoyed travel by motor home and working at small projects in his shop.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, John of Prescott; two daughters, Judy (Lee) Wares of Hines, Ore., and Susan (Earl) Wildenberg of Menomonie; nine grandchildren, Ken (Lauri) Stewart of Elk Mound, Michael (Jennifer) Stewart of Eau Claire, Amber (Scott) Williamson of Weiser, Idaho, Quentin Wares of Hines, Craig, Walter, Laura and Wanda Wildenberg, all of Menomonie, and Bronwyn Stewart of Huntsville, Texas; one great-grandchild, Kyle Stewart of Eau Claire; a daughter-in-law, Kathy McCune of Menomonie; three sisters, Jessie Barber of Greenwood, Ill., Ada Townsend of Richmond, Ill., and Edith Nimsgern of McHenry, Ill.; and three brothers, Russell Stewart of Zion, Ill., Ralph Stewart of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Thomas Stewart of Pompano Beach, Fla.

His parents, a son, Robert, two sisters, Gertrude Stewart and Mary Hallen, and a brother, Lee, preceded Harry in death.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Willow River Cemetery in Hudson.

The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Harold K. Jackson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

Harold K. Jackson, age 88, of Wabasha, Minn., formerly of Pepin, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Wabasha, Minn.

He was born Oct. 5, 1912, in Grand Island, Neb., the son of William and Catherine (Eigemann) Jackson. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.

He married Ada Evans on Aug. 6, 1938, in Olathe, Kan. He worked for the Western Weighing Inspection Bureau in Kansas City before entering the service.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Burma and India. Following the service he resumed his career with the Bureau and worked for them for 43 years. His last position was as an office manager in the Chicago office. He retired in 1975.

The couple moved back to Kansas City in 1978 and began traveling extensively throughout the United States.

The couple moved to Durand in 1992. His wife died July 30, 1993. He moved to Pepin in 1995 to be near his daughter and lived there until entering St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in August 1999.

Harold was a past member of the St. Joseph's Society in Kansas City and Lombard, Ill. Besides traveling, he loved collecting and polishing rocks, hiking and making elderberry wine.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Joseph Bellerive of Pepin, Janet and Michael Pflum of Lombard, and Mary Jackson and Larry Klawiter of Menomonie; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jackson and Susan Conover of Madison, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Owen, Matthew and Jason Bellerive, Catherine Pflum, Sarah Hendrickson, and Anna and Jessica Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Philip and Maggie Owen and Hannah Bellerive; brothers and sister-in-law, Donald and Virginia Jackson of Mayview, Mo., and Jack Jackson of Hanford, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Swaim of Reedley, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Catherine Jackson; and two brothers, William and Neil Jackson.

A memorial Mass was offered on Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital Chapel in Wabasha with the Rev. Milo Ernster officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City.

The family prefers memorials to the National Alzeheimers Association. Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha was in charge of arrangements.

Daisy G. Plottner

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

Daisy G. Plottner, age 101, of Downing, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at the Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Downing with the Rev. Gregg Meser officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Gilbert W. Beguhn

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

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Gilbert W. Beguhn, age 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 16, 1912, in the Town of Elk Mound, Dunn County, to Herbert Sr. and Mary (Miller) Beguhn. He attended Iron Creek Country School. Gilbert married Alice Samdahl on July 3, 1944, at the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Town of Elk Mound until moving to Menomonie in 1946 where he worked at Sanna Dairies for many years until he retired.

He is survived by three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Beguhn, Frances Stoeklen and Janet Samdahl, all of Menomonie, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; one brother, Herbert Beguhn Jr.; and one sister, Maryann Sterry.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

 

Mildred E. Hamann

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

Mildred Elsie Hamann, age 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center where she resided the last 18 months.

She was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Barnsville, Minn., the daughter of Edgar and Clara (Petrick) Rasmusson. She was raised and resided in Menomonie her entire lifetime. She married Guy L. Hamann on Sept. 12, 1931, in Eau Claire. He died Nov. 12, 1986.

Mildred was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She attended Valley View Grade School and Menomonie High School. She was employed for 10 years at the former Menomonie Memorial Hospital as a nurses aide. Mrs. Hamann was a member of Our Savior's Ladies Aid and the Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary. She was devoted to her family.

Surviving are one daughter, Arlys J. (Dennis) Hawkes of Lake Mills; two grandsons, Stephen (Janis) Hawkes of Naperville, Ill., and Thomas (June) Hawkes of Lake Mills; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kathryn and Lauren Hawkes; four sisters, Irene Mathiasen, Helen Kuester, Lillian (Marvin) Smith and Ruth Lehmann, all of Menomonie; four brothers, Ralph (Tina) Rasmusson of Eau Claire, George (Elizabeth) Rasmusson of Commerce City, Colo., Bert (Inez) Rasmusson of Menomonie, and Gayle Rasmusson of Spring Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Caroline V. Olson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, A6

Caroline V. "Vi" Olson, age 89, of Waconia, Minn., died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born April 28, 1911, in Ashland, the daughter of John and Constance (Christianson) Eriksen. She was confirmed at the Nidaros Lutheran Church in Ashland. On June 1, 1929, she married Norman "Tom" Olson.

Vi graduated from Ashland High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. She was a faithful member of the Waconia Moravian Church. She was past matron of Helena Chapter #287, Order of Eastern Star. She was also past president of Waconia American Legion Auxiliary Post #150. She worked for telephone companies in Waconia for approximately 35 years.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Ann Olson of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Thomas A. and Cynthia Olson of Spokane, Wash., Lee Ann Olson of Arlington, Va., Eric D. and Emry Olson of Raleigh, N.C., Evan S. and Trina Olson of Greensboro, and David J. Olson of Park City, Utah; great-grandchildren, Sayre, Olivia, Lila and Ava Olson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; a son, David Olson; her parents, John and Constance Eriksen; four sisters, Agnes, Ruth, Mayme and Esther; and a brother, Karl.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the Moravian Church in Waconia with the Rev. John Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Zoar Moravian Cemetery, Laketown Township, Waconia. Casketbearers are Thomas A. Olson, Lee Ann Olson, Eric D. Olson, Evan S. Olson, David J. Olson, David Borka and Michael Borka.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Eunice L. Calhoun

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, A6

Eunice L. Calhoun, age 88, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where she resided the last two years.

Eunice was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Lamberton, Minn., the daughter of James and Myrtle (Olson) Fairfield. Eunice moved with her family to North Dakota when she was six years old, and grew up there. Eunice moved to the Wheeler area of Dunn County in 1935 where she met and married Hugh Calhoun on Oct. 10, 1935.

After marriage, they lived mostly in the Downsville and Menomonie area. Eunice worked for a local bakery in Menomonie for approximately 10 years. Eunice then worked at Memorial Hospital until she retired in 1977. Hugh died on Feb. 10, 1972.

Eunice is survived by five daughters, Kathleen Helgeson of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Geraldine (John) Lampman of Boyceville, Barbara (Dave) Peterson of Burnsville, Minn., Judy Morgan of Prescott, and June (Dwight) Bundy of Elmwood; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Anderson of Fargo, N.D.; and a brother, Russell Fairfield of Big Lake, Alaska.

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

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Goldie Bundy officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Monday.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in serving the family.

Oscar Miland

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, A6

Oscar Miland, age 79, of Menomonie, died on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the Clairemont Nursing Facility in Eau Claire.

Oscar was born April 28, 1921, at Cleghorn to Austin and Mary (Halvorson) Miland.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Cole) Miland of Menomonie; a daughter, Corinne Kerns of Menomonie; a son, Terry (Mary) Miland of Menomonie; his grandchildren, Sherry (Gary) Bentley, Debra (Scott) Stewart, Shelley (Dean Catt) Bradford, Jody (Scott) Johnson, Shaun Kerns, Shad Miland and Derek Miland; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Dahl of Eau Claire and Lucille Moore of Eleva; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tom and Joe Miland; five sisters, Myrtle Nicolet, Galena Nelson, Sena Schretenthaler, Margaret Bollinger and Anne Gilbert; a half-sister, Lula Martin, and half-brothers, Bert Miland and Arnold Miland.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in the spring.

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

Angeline E. Wyss

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, A6

Angeline E. Wyss, age 89, of Menomonie, died on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Angeline Elizabeth Rogers was born April 26, 1911, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Jesse T. and Mollie (Born) Rogers. She married Harry Wyss on Oct. 15, 1932, in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Town of Stanton. After her husband's death in 1992, Angeline moved into an apartment in Menomonie where she lived until moving to the American Lutheran Home 3-1/2 years ago.

Angeline was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Annis Creek Women's Club. She was also the former treasurer of the Peck School Board. She enjoyed baking and cooking, sewing and gardening.

Angeline is survived by two daughters, Maxine (Robert) Hintzman and Elaine (Jerry) Hawkinson, both of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Jan Zitzewitz of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Steven (Cindy) Hintzman, Renae (Pete) Hestekin, Rick (Cheryl) Hintzman, Kevin (Kim) Hintzman, Greg (Coleen) Wyss, Linda Wyss, Beth (Tim) Fournier, Tab Hawkinson and Kim (Tony) Wintering; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; a son, Dale Wyss; four brothers, Herman, LeRoy, John and Reuben, and three sisters, Helen Hellendrung, Genevieve Hintzman and Frances Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Thomas M. Slowatyniec

Dunn County News, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, A6

Thomas M. Slowatyniec, age 56, of Menomonie, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Thomas M. Slawatyniec

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

Thomas M. Slawatyniec, age 56, of Menomonie, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at his home.

Thomas was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Thorp to Michael and Mary (Dudra) Slawatyniec. He was raised in Alma where he graduated in 1962 from Alma High School.

Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Following his time in military service, Tom returned to Menomonie and worked at Sanna Dairies for 35 years.

He was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and his flowers.

Tom is survived by his mother, Mary Slawatyniec of Withee; three brothers, Theodore (Joyce) Slawatyniec of Neenah, Malin Slawatyniec of Thorp, and Nicholas (Carol) Slawatyniec of Buffalo City; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Carol Reuth.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will take place in the spring.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Marvel Brown

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

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Marvel Ethel Emma Brown, age 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the Clairemont Nursing Home.

Marvel was born July 30, 1916, in the Town of Elk Mound to William and Emma (Stobb) Rose. Her favorite childhood memory was fishing in Mud Creek with her brother, Willie.

She married Philip Brown on March 23, 1937.

They both treasured the years of living on their farm. Many happy years were given by Marvel to Luther Hospital as a nurse's aide. Marvel spent special times with her book club friends. She enjoyed her garden, bird watching, wild flowers, spinning yarn and her African violets.

Marvel was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church of Elk Mound. She loved her dear church family. Pastor Dean Brockmeier was always a comfort to her. Four nephews and one grandnephew were appreciated by Marvel for their help with her wood supply.

She was grateful for the loving relationship with her friends, family and her godson. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren celebrate in sharing her life.

Marvel is survived by one daughter, Suzanne (Larry) Wieman of Menomonie; four sons, Philip Jr. (Cany) of Paramount, Calif., Michael (Jan) of Erie, Pa., and Jerald and Roger (Sally) both of Colfax; one sister, Ethel Grambo of Elk Mound; one brother, Philip (Twylia) Rose of Elk Mound; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Marvel was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; her son, Robert; her parents; her sister, Alma Schumacher; her brother, William Rose; and her great-grandson, Brendan Shipley.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with Pastor Dean Brockmeier officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Shepherd of the Hill building fund, her hope for the future.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax assisted the family with arrangements.

Vance H. Lagerstrom

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

Vance H. Lagerstrom, age 87, of Boyceville, died Saturday, Feb 24, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

Vance was born Sept 14, 1913, in Boyceville to Theodore and Ida (Anderson) Lagerstrom. He was raised on the family farm, which he later owned and operated until retiring in 1978. Vance married Klover Frantz on June 3, 1939, in Clear Lake.

Vance was a member of the Tiffany Town Board for 22 years and served 14 of those years as chairman. He served 14 years on the Dunn County Board of Supervisors. He also served 14 years on the Boyceville Creamery Board. He was a three-year member of the FHA Board and served two terms on the Trinity Lutheran Church Board.

Vance is survived by his wife, Klover Lagerstrom of Boyceville; two sons, Leonard (Mary) Lagerstrom and Michael (Lynelle) Lagerstrom, both of Boyceville; one daughter, Judith (William) Laberee of Cottage Grove, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and six sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2001, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Gerald Hibbard officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

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.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Elmer E. Bressler

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

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Elmer E. Bressler, age 85, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Menomonie where he resided since August 2000. The caring staff, family members, and Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare and Hospice gave him special love and attention during the last months of his cancer.

Elmer was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Menomonie to Emil and Edna (Rowe) Bressler. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie and attended parochial school there. He was a 1933 graduate of Menomonie High School. Elmer worked at Young's Poultry Farm and also at Schoenoff Plumbing and Heating for several years. He attended Vocational Tech in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls to become a licensed plumber.

He married Frances Graske on June 22, 1939, at Peace Lutheran Church, and they continued to live in Menomonie. In 1941, he was appointed as a substitute clerk carrier for the Menomonie Post Office. He served in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from 1945-46.

Elmer spent 32 years at the Menomonie Post Office, working as a clerk carrier, superintendent of mails, and as postmaster from 1958 until his retirement in 1973. He had a good way of relating to his employees and treated them as friends. Elmer and Fran then moved to their home on Lake Tainter and lived there until 1997.

He served as trustee of Peace Lutheran Church, and was a member of the building committee when the new church was built in 1952. He also was treasurer of the Lake Tainter Property Owners' Association, and served on the March of Dimes and the Dunn County Red Cross boards for many years. He was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion and a lifetime honorary member of NARFE. He was also very proud of his donation of eight gallons of blood over the years.

Elmer, years ago, loved to hunt, play horseshoes and cards, cross country ski, snowmobile, fish, bowl, collect agates, and play dartball at Peace Lutheran Church. He was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed cheering for the "Cheeseheads." He also loved to travel and listen to piano and organ music. He looked forward to family gatherings and class reunions, and time spent with his children and grandchildren. Elmer was loved very much and will be missed by all of his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances of Menomonie; two sons, Dr. Donald Bressler (Susan Caprez, fiancée) of Renton, Wash., and Jerry (Carol) Bressler of Menomonie; a daughter, Jean (Phil) Close of Eau Claire; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Bressler of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Nadine, Jamie, Christina, Dana (Teresa) and Kevin Bressler, Diane (James) Cortner, and Shelly and Michael Smith; two step-grandchilden, Todd and Tamara Close; two great-grandchildren, Kristen Bressler and Matthew Cortner; a sister-in-law, Patricia Bressler; two brothers-in-law, LaVerne (Audrey) Graske and Robert (Virginia) Hansen; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Anna (Krueger) Bressler; two brothers, Edward and James (Mary) Bressler; and a sister, Jeannette (Arthur) Woinowski.

Funeral services to celebrate his life are 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. There will be a flag presentation by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in the spring in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie; the Alzheimer's Association-Indianhead Chapter, Eau Claire; or Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare, Eau Claire.

Doris Jean Decker

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

Doris Jean Decker, age 79, of Racine, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at The Heritage in Appleton.

She was born July 26, 1921, in Menomonie to Nels and Clara Scapple. She married Lawrence E. Decker on Sept. 6, 1944. She resided in Racine more than 40 years - from 1958 through 1998 - and was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, John (Kathryn) Decker of Grand Rapids, Mich., Pamela (Wayne) Connors of Klamath Falls, Ore., Joe (Julie) Decker of Wautoma, Dana Decker of Omaha, Neb., and Mariann (David) Belknap of Appleton; 11 grandchildren, Matt, Brad, Katie, Dustin, Joe, Drew, Ross, Jake, Samuel, Hannah and Micah; a sister, Harriet Iverson of Minneapolis, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. Decker.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at the Emmaus Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mary Janz officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please sent memorials to the American Cancer Society or Emmaus Lutheran Church.

Hanson Funeral Home in Racine was in charge of arrangements.

Stella J. Swenson

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

Stella Josephine Swenson, age 103, of Prairie Farm, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm where she resided since 1982.

She was born May 2, 1897, in Viroqua, the daughter of John and Sanna (Hanson) Berg. Stella grew up near Viroqua and attended country school there. She latter attended two years of Normal School and taught school in the Coon Valley/Viroqua area.

While teaching in Coon Valley, she met Nordahl Swenson and they were married on Feb. 26, 1920, in Westby. They farmed in the Westby area until 1930 when they moved to Prairie Farm. She and her husband farmed there for many years. Following her husband's death in 1965, she stayed with one of her sons for several years before moving to her own apartment in Prairie Farm.

She is a member of the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm. She enjoyed many activities at the Pioneer Home, including church, bingo, Bible study and movies. She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, reading, and crossword puzzles in her spare time.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Ardis) Swenson of Centuria; a daughter-in-law, Eleanora Swenson of Prairie Farm; two granddaughters, Shirley (Bill) Hopp and Kelley (Tim) Chrouser; five great-grandchildren, Keith Carlson, Bradley Carlson, Colin Chrouser, Clay Chrouser and Samatha Hopp; and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nordahl Swenson in 1965; one son, Harlan Swenson; five brothers, Martin, Carl, Willie, Victor and Chris; and four sisters, Julia, Hilda, Dena and Emma.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2001, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial will be in Akers Cemetery in Barron County.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.

Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron is handling arrangements.

Kenneth E. Hayden

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A6

Kenneth E. Hayden, age 71, of Elk Mound, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Ken was born Feb. 23, 1930, in the Town of Lima, Pepin County, rural Durand, the son of Robert and Lucille (Kern) Hayden. He married Marie Weissinger on Oct. 3, 1950, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand.

After marriage, Ken served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After service, they farmed in the Mondovi area for five years. In 1958, they moved to a farm near Elk Mound, where they farmed until he retired in 1992.

Ken was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound. He served nine years on the Eau Claire Co-op Board, and was a member of Eau Claire Moose Lodge #1408. Ken enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing cards. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marie; six children, Donald (Dottie) of Menomonie, Betty (friend, Al) Hayden of La Crosse, and Joyce (Greg) Price, Robert (Myra), Dale (Jackie), and Thomas (Laura), all of Elk Mound; 12 grandchildren, Mark Price, Trevor (Erika) Lindberg, and Michael, Jonathan, Stephen, Adam, Christopher, Anthony, Laura, Daniel, Terrick and Latasha Hayden; one great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Lindberg; one brother, Glenn Hayden of Hartland; three sisters, Evie Schoenoff of Hudson, Sally Whitman of Amery, and Elaine Hoff of Knapp; an aunt, Dorothy Stevens of Bloomer; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents and a brother, Vernon, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

 

Deloris Ann Pederson

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A11

Deloris Ann Pederson, age 79, of Barron, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at the Barron Memorial Medical Center in Barron. 

She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Osceola, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Wagner) Goetkin.

She grew up in the Downing area. She married Vernon Heinsohn. They moved to Eau Claire in 1958 and had lived in Altoona, Chetek, and Rice Lake. He preceded her in death in 1987. In 1993 she married Lowell Pederson and they moved to Barron.

She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, dancing and fishing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

she is survived by her husband, Lowell Pederson of Barron; two sons, David (Dee) Heinsohn of Chetek and Clark (Vicki) Heinsohn of Canton; a daughter, Melody Ann (David) Beranek of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Kyle Heinsohn and Jason and Melissa Beranek; a brother, Harold Goetkin of Hampton, Va.; and a sister, Herma Halvorson of Perrysville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Heinsohn in 1987, and one sister, Irene Larson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.

Burton D. Enersen

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 28, 2001, A12

Burton "Burt" Dale Enersen, age 77, 2126 Ohm Ave., Eau Claire, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing & Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

He was born May 28, 1923, in Eureka to Carl G. and Alma C. (Anderson) Enersen. After graduating from Menomonie High School, he attended The Stout Institute in Menomonie and the University of Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich., and received his banking degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Banking in Madison.

He served as a rifleman with Company F, 417th Infantry, 76th Division of the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II. Burt was a recipient of the Bronze Star for his service during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he served 17 months as a finance clerk for the Army in Europe.

Burt married Betty Brensdal on Jan. 29, 1949, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He worked 35 years as a banker, including vice president of the Bank of Menomonie and vice president of Security Bank in Algona, Iowa. He retired in 1988 as CEO of the Peoples State Bank of Bloomer.

Burt is survived by his loving wife, Betty; one daughter, Susan Ratka of Appleton; three sons, Dale (Marla) of Maple Grove, Minn., and David (Kathy Hall) and Carl, both of Eau Claire; one brother, Gerald (Flo) Enersen of Chetek; nine grandchildren, Kristen (Jeff) Marshall of O'Fallon, Mo., Nicole Helmkamp of Eau Claire, Andrew and Aaron Ratka of Appleton, Shawn (Kristy) Wood of Frisco, Texas, Rayne (Byron) Carlson of Corrales, N.M., Sarah (Sonny) Apodaca of Las Cruces, N.M., Travis Hall of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Jackie Hall of Eau Claire; five great-grandchildren, Jordan and Connor Marshall, Brenton and Davis Carlson, and Trevor Wood; nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Carole Marie.

Throughout his life he was active in many community service organizations. He was a member of American Legion Post #0295 of Bloomer, a lifetime member of VFW Post #1039 of Menomonie, and a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Burt enjoyed golfing, bowling, was an avid reader, and had a passion for cars.

He left us with many fond memories and a smile in our hearts. We will remember him for his quick wit and sense of humor, his strict but kind nature, his unbelievable strength and courage, and his love of family.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

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