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Esther A. Score

Dunn County News, April 21, 1993
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Esther Anna Score, 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 19, 1993, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born Aug. 30. 1899, in Menomonie to Jacob and Fredricka Behling Frank. She married Sigwald Score March 29, 1919, in Eau Claire.

She did volunteer work for the Red Cross during World War II, was an avid gardener and enjoyed her family. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, the church circle and work groups.

She lived in Menomonie all her life, residing since November 1990 at the American Lutheran Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Tremble and Beverly (Norman) Waller, both of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Score, Menomonie; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Andrew Boe officiating. Burial will be in Halvorson 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.

Sigwald M. Score

Dunn County News, Oct. 16, 1991
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Sigwald M. Score, 92, 1514 Stout St., Menomonie, died Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

He was born Feb. 13, 1899, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County to Michael and Gena (Rognes) Score. He was raised on the home farm and attended Elk Creek School. He was employed at the Holland Piano Factory and later the LaPointe Lumber Company.

On March 29, 1919, he married Esther Frank in Eau Claire. He worked for several garages in the area, doing mechanic work and selling cars, before going into business for himself -- a car dealership -- that he later sold to his son, the late Lee Score.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Christ Lutheran Church. His favorite recreational activities were bowling and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, of Menomonie; two daughters, Jean Tremble and Beverly (Norman) Waller, both Menomonie, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters, a son and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Andrew Boe officiating. Burial was in Halvorson cemetery. Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mike Score

Dunn County News, Dec. 2, 1925, p. 3
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Mike Score, aged 71, died of pneumonia at his home in North Menomonie Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 1 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in North Menomonie Saturday afternoon. Rev. Hans Allen will read the services. Burial will be made in the Halvorson cemetery.

Mr. Score was born in Norway July 5, 1854 and came to this country in 1880. In the year of 1883 he was married to Miss Gena Rogness and this union was blessed with nine children.

Those surviving to mourn his loss are: Mrs. Score and the nine children, Alex, Gust, Emil, Sigwald and Melvin of this city, Mrs. John Moe of Hudson, Mrs. Peter Rostad of Eau Claire, and Mrs. John Dahl and Esther Score of this city.

John E. Tremble, III

Dunn County News, Oct. 30, 1985
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

John E. Tremble III, 62, Medford, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 22 (1985) at his home.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Oct. 24 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with the Rev. Warren Behling officiating. The body was cremated.

John E. Tremble III was born May 2, 1923 to John E. and Carmen (Laws) Tremble in Los Angeles, Cal. and attended school in Lawndale, Cal. He married Jean Score on March 4, 1943 in Chicago.

In 1950 he began employment with the Wisconsin Milling Company in Menomonie, and eventually managed the business. In 1970 he moved to the Medford area and worked in Abbotsford as the manager of the Wisconsin Milling Company. He retired in 1983.

He was a veteran of Word War II and a former member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Menomonie; he was also a former president and district governor of the Menomonie Lions Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, the Abbotsford Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by a sister and an infant daughter, Betty Jean.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; three daughters, Linda (Mrs. William) Schwartz of Glen Ellyn, IL, Carol Tremble of Annandale, VA, and Julie (Mrs. John) Prechel of Oshkosh; a son John Tremble of Minneapolis; three brothers, Jack of Tulsa OK, Raymond of El Segundo, CA, and Robert of Lawndale, CA; a sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Homer) Price of Norco, CA and two grandchildren, Ted and Elizabeth Schwartz.

Ragnhild Lillebjorgen

Dunn County News, April 1, 1937
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Mrs. Ragnhild Lillebjorgen, age 81. died Saturday morning March 27, 1937 at the home of her cousin, Esten Rogness, Railroad Ave. North Menomonie following a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Olson Funeral Home and 2 o'clock at the North Menomonie Norwegian Lutheran church. Rev. S. Johnson officiating. At the services Melvin Anshus accompanied by Miss Selma Mettone, sang "Jeg ved mig en navn in Jesu Navn" in the Norwegian language and "Softly and Tenderly Jesus in Calling." Burial was made in Halvorson cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death 25 years ago.

Ragnhild Rogness was born August 28, 1854, in StÝren, Norway. She came to America in the year 1881, coming to the home of her brother Stephen Repseth, North Menomonie. The same year she was united in marriage to Erick Lillebjorgen, the Rev. Lars Lund performing the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Lillebjorgen purchased a farm on the Hudson Road, commonly known as the Halvor Midtlying farm which they operated for about seven years. They sold their farm and moved to North Menomonie where they lived a retired life. About sixteen yeas ago, she went to the home of her cousin Esten Rogness where she had made her home until her death.

Mrs. Rogness was an active member of the North Menomonie Ladies Aid Society and was a member of the North Menomonie Norwegian Lutheran church for over half a century. She is survived by two sisters, Gunhild, Mrs. Mike Score, North Menomonie, and Marit,, Mrs. Tarall Indseth, Soknedalen, Norway. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Those who attended her funeral from a distance were: Mrs. John Moe, Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rostad, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Score, Mr. and Mrs. Ever Dahl, Elk Mound; Mrs. Clarence Reiten, Mrs. Carrie Rogstad, Rice Lake, Mrs. Anna Hauser, Minneapolis, and Gust and Sadie Krefstad, Prairie Farm.

Mrs. John Behling
(Charlotte Lemke)

Dunn County News, Oct 19, 1921
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Mrs. John Behling died Thursday, Oct. 13 at the home of her son, Ferdinand Behling in this city, at the advanced age of 90 years, 3 months, and 21 days.

Charlotte Lemke was born in Germany, June 22, 1831 and was there united in Marriage to John Behling. They came to America in 1881 (correction: 1857) and settled in Milwaukee where they lived twenty years. They then came to Dunn county, making their home on a farm in the town of Lucas. Here Mr. Behling died in 1881. Mrs. Behling continued living on the farm with her son Ferdinand until moved in this city several years ago. The deceased has been ailing for the last seven years.

She is survived by 136 descendants as follows: two sons, Ferdinand of this city and Ernest of the town of Menomonie, 54 grandchildren and 80 great-grandchildren, besides two step-children, John Behling of Milwaukee and Mrs. William Knut of Augusta. Three children are deceased.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 at Friedens Lutheran church, Rev. J. M. Woerth officiating. Interment was made in the Teegarten Cemetery.

Nora Parkinson Bridgeman

Dunn County News, Feb. 23, 1955, p. 5.
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Mrs. Michael Bridgeman
Nora Bridgeman, 69, 1107 7th St., died Sunday a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Schwartz, Route 2, city.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9:30 at the Stanton Funeral Home and 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Father Alvin Daul officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Nora Parkinson was born the daughter of Daniel Parkinson and Catharine Cavanaugh, Jan. 18, 1886, in Sauk county, Wisconsin. On January 18, 1910, she was united in marriage with Michael Bridgeman, at St. Patrick's church, Loretto. They lived on the Bridgeman homestead farm in Sauk county for two years before moving to a farm in the town of Tainter, Dunn county, which they operated until 1944, when they moved to Menomonie.

Mrs. Bridgeman is survived by one son, Maurice J. , Menomonee Falls; two daughters, Mary Catharine, Mrs. C. W. Schwartz, Menomonie, and Alice, Mrs. David Sebora, Chilton; two brothers, Daniel Parkinson, Richland Center; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Scholl Maurer, Reedsburg, and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three children who died in infancy, and two brothers, James and Martin Parkinson.

Mrs. Bridgeman was very active in church and civic affairs until a few years ago when ill health forced her to retire from community activities.

Mary Catherine Bridgeman Schwartz

Dunn County News, Nov. 20, 1991, p. 6.
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Mary Catherine Schwartz, 80, Rt. 2, Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Born July 21, 1911, in Spring Green, Sauk County, she moved to Dunn County in 1912 with her parents, Michael and Nora Parkinson Bridgeman. A graduate of the Dunn County School of Agriculture & Domestic Economy, she continued her education at Sacred Heart Hospital where she earned certification as a registered nurse. She did private duty nursing in the Dunn County area.

On April 30, 1938, she married Clarence W. Schwartz at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage they farmed in the Town of Weston until 1944 when they moved to the Town of Tainter where they farmed and lived the rest of their lives.

She taught nurses aid courses and worked at the Memorial Nursing Home until retiring from nursing. She was a member of the first 4-H boys and girls calf club in the county. Very active in 4-H activities, she was the recipient of the Dunn County 4-H alumni award. She was active in St. Joseph's PCCW and was president of the Durand Deanery Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Judith) Schwartz, Forreston, IL, and William (Linda) Schwartz, Glen Ellyn, IL; one sister, Alice Sebora, Two Rivers, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 15 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Vaughn Brockman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Stanton-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Michael Bridegman

Dunn County News, Aug. 16, 1950, p. 5.
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Michael Bridgeman, 74, 1107 7th St., died Aug. 9 at his farm in Tainter township. Funeral services were held at 9:15 Saturday, Aug. 12 from the Stanton Funeral home and 9:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic church with the Very Rev. Father Daniels officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Michael Bridgeman was born April 23, 1879 at Spring Green, WI, the son of Patrick and Mary Bridgeman. He attended Sauk county schools and was graduated from Spring Green high school with the class of 1899.

He was married Jan. 18, 1910 to Nora Parkinson at St. Patrick's church, Loretto. Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman moved to Dunn county in 1912. In 1944 they moved from their farm home in the town of Tainter to Menomonie.

He was a charter member of the Menomonie Council No. 2055 of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name society of St. Joseph's Catholic church. For the past five years he has been on the board of directors of the Dunn County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He also served in various capacities in civic and church organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Nora; a son,Maurice, Menomonee Falls,; two daughters, Mary Catherine, Mrs. Clarence W. Schwartz, rt. 2, city, and Alice, Mrs. David Sebora; two sisters, Alice and Nora Bridgeman; one brother, James, all of Spring Green; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three children, a brother, John and sister, Mary Ellen.

Those attending the funeral from out of town, in addition to the survivors were: Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Bridgeman, Blue River; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Coyle and Patrick, Spring Green; Dan Parkinson, Mrs. Ann Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Parkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Walsh, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Franson, City Point; Mr. and Mrs. John Curtin, Mr. and Mrs. James Curtin, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parkinson, Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kalschuer, Cross Plains; Mrs. Nellie Scholl, Mrs. Irene Gabelt, Reedsburg; Mrs. Henry Walsh, Plain; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Laundry, Port Wing; Henry Bauers and Mary, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stanton, Clyman; and Fred Loveland, Eau Claire.

Lawrence B. Schwartz

Dunn County News, Sept. 29, 1996, p. 2A
Submitted by Linda Schwartz

Lawrence B. Schwartz, 81, of Knapp, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Aug. 23, 1915, in the town of Weston, Dunn County, to William and Helen (Hartfield) Schwartz. When a young man he farmed on the home farm in the town of Weston and worked in area creameries.

He married Phyllis Close Aug. 22, 1949. Following marriage, they resided in Knapp most of their married life. Lawrence worked for the Knapp Creamery for 24 years until he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a daughter, Jane Schwartz, of Eau Claire; and a brother, Herman Schwartz, of Elmwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Herbert, August and Clarence.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, town of Stanton, rural Knapp.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials be directed to Friends of the Red Cedar Trail.

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

Louis Raprager

Dunn County News Jan. 8, 1975

Louis Raprager, 55, former Dunn County resident, died in a hospital at Rockford, Ill., December 31. He resided in Rockford at 1122 Emerald Lane. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3. at the Delehany Funeral Home in Rockford with burial in that city.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, two daughters, Lola and Carmen, at home; five sons, Louis, Jr., Cecil and Gary, Rockford; Herbert, Tampa, Fla., and Dale, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Vernon Peterson, Route 5, Menomonie; Mrs. Ruth Yaeger, Elk Mound; Mrs. Albert Vercauteren, Weyauwega, and Mrs. Alfred Klatt, Route 1 Menomonie; and two brothers, Neil Raprager, Superior, and Richard Raprager, Elk Mound.

Charles Molner

Dunn County News, November 1944

Charles Molner, pioneer, resident, died at the age of 82 years early
Tuesday morning at his home, Menomonie Junction, after having been ill a week. Pneumonia, and a heart ailment caused his death.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 1:30 at the home and two o'clock at Christ Lutheran church, North Menomonie, with the Rev. Norris Olson officiating. Interment will be on the family lot at Halvorson
cemetery, Menomonie Junction.

Evalena House

Dunn County News, April 26, 1939

Mrs.Conrad House, 81, died Thursday morning at St. Paul. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 o'clock from Johnson's Funeral home at the corner of Payne and Sims streets, St. Paul.
Unknown Minnesota newspaper, April 1939 HOUSE - Evalena, April 20th, 605 York St., in her 82nd year. Beloved mother of Mrs.Lena Woodard, Mrs. Clyde Gritman, Mrs. Louise Severson, Mrs. Frank Aiken, Mrs. Wm. Mallery, Mrs. Loren Wood, Mrs. Lee Carlson, George, John and Otto House, 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Sister of Joseph and Adolph Kaatz. Services at Johnson & Sons Mortuary, 932 Payne Ave., Monday, April 24th, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Union Cemetery.
Bertha Grundgriper

Source unknown, May 1982

Menomonie -- Bertha Grundgriper, 104, died Wednesday at American Lutheran Home, Menomonie. She was Dunn County's oldest resident.

Bertha Kaatz was born in Menomonie where she was a lifelong area resident. She married Edward Grundgriper in 1896 in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Menomonie until 1911 when they moved to Menomonie.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Patterson, Menomonie; nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Menomonie. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday at Goodrich Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church one hour before services.

Lydia Brown Wright

Dunn County News, 1955

Lydia Brown Wright, 1803 11th St., passed away at the Memorial Hospital Monday morning, Oct. 3. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. H. A. Pankow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Geraldine, and her mother, Mrs. Albert F. Brown, at home; three sisters, Mrs.John Linkert (Annie), Merced, CA; Mrs.Joseph Haffelder (Martha), Eau claire; Mrs. Arthur Anderson (Elsie), city, and two brothers, Arthur Brown, Eau Claire, and Albert Brown, city.

Friends may call at the Stanton Funeral Home Wednesday evening and Thursday until noon when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services.

Kenneth E. Brown

Dunn County News, March, 1989

Kenneth "Tiny" Brown, 74, 507 15th St., Menomonie, died Thursday, March 10 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

The son of Ernest and Laura (Dosde) Brown, he was born April 27, 1913 in Menomonie. He was raised there, and married Helen Steinbring July 28, 1935 in Stillwater.

He was a partner in the Brown and Lehmann Distributing Co., Menomonie, before retiring in 1962 due to ill health. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1584 in Menomonie.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Darlene) Olson, and Mrs. James (Kendra) Donicht, both of Menomonie; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 12 at Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie. Rev. Jon Becker officiating and spring interment in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Olson Funeral Home.

John Vasey

Dunn County News, Aug. 1925

John Vasey, aged 59, died in the City hospital Friday of pneumonia following an attack of heat prostration. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Louisville church with the Rev. George Williams officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

John Vasey was born Dec. 11, 1856, in Louisville. He operated his farm near Louisville until five years ago, when he moved to his son's farm.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and four children: Clarence and Julius of Louisville, Howard of Milwaukee, and Hazel of Dodgeville.

Shirley A. Ziehl

Dunn County News, January 23, 1985

Shirley A. Ziehl, 52, Menomonie, died Saturday, Jan. 19 in Deming, NM. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 (today) at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Andrew Boe officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery.

The former Shirley A. Hammer was born June 24, 1932 in the Town of Dunn. She married Lawrence E. Ziehl Aug. 4, 1962 in Red Wing, MN. She worked as credit manager of Myrtle Werth Medical Center until February 1984, when she retired due to poor health.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence, and a daughter, Patty Sol, both of Menomonie; and two sisters, Edna Neubauer of Menomonie and Doris Opsal of Eau Claire.

The Stanton Funeral Home of Menomonie was in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Ziehl

Dunn County News, Sept. 1985

Frank Ziehl, 81, Route 3, died Friday at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

He was born in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, and reared in the town of Dunn, where he farmed until retiring in 1971. He married Cloteal DeMoe, Oct 11, 1928, in Stillwater, MN.

Survivors include a son, Larry, Menomonie; two brothers, Harry, Eau Claire, William, San Diego, CA; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Center Cemetery, town of Spring Brook. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Helen Hanson

Dunn County News, Date Unknown

Helen Hanson, 82, 1505 8th St., died Thursday at Myrtle Werth Medical Center, Menomonie.

Helen Ziehl was born in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, and married Herman Hanson Sept. 7, 1921. They farmed in the town of Dunn until 1969, then moved to Menomonie.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond, Menomonie, Robert, Theodosia, MO, Norman, Independence, IA; a daughter, Birginia Maves, Menomonie; three brothers, Frank Ziehl, Elmwood, Harry Ziehl, Eau Claire, William Ziehl, San Diego; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie, with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, and at the church an hour before services.

Clarence Ziehl

Dunn County News, May, 1980

Clarence "Tooter" Ziehl, 72, Route 3, died Friday [May 23, 1980] at Myrtle Werth Medical Center, Menomonie.

He was born in the town of Dunn [March 22, 1908] and married Agnes Henriksen June 7, 1937, at Elk Mound. He worked in Illinois for several years and returned to the town of Dunn in 1950, where he farmed until he death. He was a past member of the Kyle school board and a Dunn Town Board member for 18 years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Allen, Kenai, Alaska; two daughters, Sharon Phillips, Holcombe, Tammy Ziehl, at home; three brothers, Frank, Harry, both of Menomonie, William, San Diego; a sister Hellen Henson, Menomonie; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Lutheran Church, Downsville, with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, town of Dunn.

Friends may call from noon Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church Tuesday for an hour before services.

[Inserts above from the Funeral Memorial Folder. Pall Bearers were: Richard Creaser, Rudolph Schleusner, Obert Gess, Carrol Smith, Thomas Jacobson, James Tilleson]

Frieda Ziehl

Memorial Folder

Born: July 24, 1992 Meckelinburg, Germany
Passed Away: June 11, 1964 Menomonie, Wisconsin
Services held at: Olson Funeral Home June 13, 1964
Interment: Peace Lutheran Cemetery
Pall Bearers: Tom Bolle, Harold Schreiner, John Siegler, Larry Williams, Larry Ziehl, Ronald Ziehl
Samuel Ziehl

Source: Unknown, 1989

Samuel Ziehl, 80, Downing, died Saturday [August 19, 1989], at the Glenhaven Nursing Home, Glenwood City. He was born in Menomonie and was a factory worker. He then worked on a farm near Downing for 23 years.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Ziehl of Racine; two brothers, Herman of Menomonie, George of Madison; and two sisters, Clara Tobin of Racine, and Mabel Schultz of Chippewa Falls.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home, with burial a Peace Lutheran Cemetery both in Menomonie. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the time of services.

Francis T. Vasey

Dunn County News, 1917

Frank T. Vasey, a resident of Dunn County for more than a half century, died Saturday, May 12, at 3 a.m. at his home in Louisville, of heart disease, with which he had suffered for some time.

Mr. Vasey was born in Oneida County, NY, Oct. 19, 1839, and came to Dunn County when 17 years of age, having resided continuously since then on his farm near Louisville.

When 20 years of age, he joined the Methodist church, of which he has been a loyal and faithful member for fifty-eight years.

He was united in marriage Sept. 16, 1864, to Phoebe Doughty, who with two sons, John and Wesley, survive him. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Vasey was a devoted husband and a good father, always having the welfare and happiness of his loved ones at heart.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Methodist church in Louisville, Rev. L.L. Litchfield officiating. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Louisville cemetery.

Phoebe Vasey

Dunn County News, March, 1921

Mrs. Phoebe Alice Vasey died Monday night, March 14, after a short illness of heart disease, at the home of her son, Wesley R. Vasey, in Louisville.

Alice Phoebe Doughty was born in Bloomington, IL, March 14, 1847, and moved to Maxwell Prairie, Pepin County, with her parents when fifteen years of age. Here she was united in marriage Sept. 15, 1864 to Francis Thomas Vasey, who died four years ago. After her marriage she made her home continuously in Louisville.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Wesley R. and John E. Vasey, of Louisville, besides ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Louisville church. Rev. G. W. Austin will officiate. Interment will be made in the Louisville cemetery.

Wesley R. Vasey

Dunn County News, November 1944

Wesley R. Vasey who was born Aug. 22, 1868, at Louisville, Dunn County, died November 8, at his home in Menomonie.

He was married to Fannie Cockeram on April 9, 1891. They made their home on a farm in Louisville until 1923, at which time they moved to Menomonie. Mrs. Vasey preceded her husband in death as did an infant daughter. Surviving are six children, Cpl. Florence Vasey, Camp Wheeler, GA; Cecil Vasey, Elk Mound; Mrs. Rudolph Sanders, Rochester, MN; Mrs. Alice Gibson, Paula Vasey and Mrs. Leonard Allbaugh, all of Menomonie.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, the Rev. Robert L. Jamieson officiating. Interment was at Louisville.

Helen Vasey

Dunn County News, Jan. 1911

Helen, the ten-year-old daughter of J. E. Vasey of Louisville, died of diptheria Dec. 21. The burial took place Dec. 22. Rev. J.C. Knight read the burial service in the presence of the immediate family and a few neighbors. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their affliction.
Howard L. Vasey

Dunn County News, January 8, 1975. Submitted by Carol Severson

Howard Lee Vasey, 76, Milwaukee, former Menomonie area resident, died at Brooksville, Fla, December 29. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Goodrich Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Maitland officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Louisville in the town of Dunn.

Mr. Vasey was born Dec. 19, 1898 at Louisville, son of John and Agnes Harshman Vasey. On May 15, 1926, he married Frances Ellen May Cotts. They were the parents of five children.

In 1940 Mr. Vasey moved to Milwaukee and worked for the A.O. Smith & Company until his retirement. He resided at Montello during the summer months for the last nine years.

He is survived by his wife, five children, Mrs. Don (Iris) Mueller, William, Mrs. Don Severson and Walter, all of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Ed (Agnes) Coralline, Waukesha; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Julius, Fall City, and a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Hazel) Chapman, Yuma, AZ. A brother, Clarence, and a sister, Helen, preceded him in death.

Jan. 1, 1975. Submitted by Carol Severson Howard L. Vasey, 76, Milwaukee, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday Dec. 29, at Lykes Memorial Hospital, Brooksville, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, Milwaukee; two sons, William and Walter; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Mueller, Mrs. Agnes Coralline, Mrs. Carol Severson, all of Milwaukee; a brother, Julius, Menomonie; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Chapman, Yuma, AZ; and several grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Maitland officiating. Burial will be in Louisville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. today until services Friday.

Arnt W. Wold

Dunn County News, June 9, 1975. Submitted by Carol Severson

Arnt W. Wold, 71, formerly of Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Monday at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Mr. Wold was born May 12, 1904, in Dunn County and lived most of his life in the county.

Survivors include one son, Arnold, Cloquet, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs.Victor Stadn, Orforville, Mrs. Ronald Carroll, Mauston; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Inga Hulback and Mrs. Willis Smith, all of Menomonie, Mrs. Stewart Busch, St. Paul, Minn.; two brothers, John, Eau Claire, Raymond, Rt. 4, Menomonie; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Downsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until services.

Charles T. Wold

Dunn County News, January 1975. Submitted by Carol Severson

Charles T. Wold, 57, of 300 Eighteenth Ave., died Sunday night January 12, at Lutheran Hospital, Eau Claire.

He was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Menomonie. Mr. Wold served in the Air Force during World War II and returned to Menomonie where he was a construction worker. He married Ardus Siler March 11, 1943, at Eau Claire.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry, Chetek, Steven, Menomonie; four brothers, Louis, Raymond, and Arnt, all of rural Menomonie, John, Eau Claire; four sisters, Mrs. Enga Hulback, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Willis O. Smith, all of Menomonie, Mrs. Stuart Busch, St. Paul, Minn; and a grandson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Emil Eske officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday noon until services Wednesday.

Raymond T. Wold

Dunn County News, June 1980.
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Raymond T. Wold, 68, Route 4, died Saturday at his home. He was born and reared in the town of Dunn, farming there all of his life. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and married Eunice Brostrom June 10, 1944, in Eau Claire.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Terry, Danny, Dean, all of Menomonie; two sisters, Reba Bush, Colfax, Inga Hulback, Menomonie; a brother John, Eau Claire; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. today until services Tuesday.

Funeral Folder: Born 4 Sept. 1911 Township of Dunn, Dunn County, WI. Died 21 June 1980 Township of Dunn, Dunn County, WI Services held 24 June 1980. Pallbearers Ted Biesterveld, Gary Brostrom, Roger Brostrom, Stewart Bush, William Peterson and Steven Wold.

Loren K. Wold

Dunn County News, April 1980. Submitted by Carol Severson

Loren Wold, 61, 119 13th Ave., Menomonie, died Sunday, April 6 at Myrtle Werth Medical center in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Ridgeland, to Henry and Lena Olson Wold. He married Ruth Block on Dec. 4, 1947, in Menomonie. He served in the Army during World War II and moved to Menomonie in 1936. He worked for Harold Fletcher as a house mover and then at UW-Stout as a maintenance mechanic for over 26 years. He retired in 1977.

He was a member of the Dunn County Fish and Game Club and helped the clubhouse. He also was club chairman for several years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 32.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at Olson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Bipes officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home from 4 p.m., Wednesday, until time of services on Thursday, Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 32.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth, at home; three sisters; Helen Larson of Colfax, Carol Boda of Boyceville, and Joyce Brown of Nunica, Mich.; and a brother, Verlon Wold, Menomonie.

Louis Wold

Dunn County News, April 7, 1975. Submitted by Carol Severson

Louis Wold, 84, Rt. 4 Menomonie, died Sunday morning at the Chippewa Valley Area Hospital, Durand.

He was born Dec 9, 1890, in Downsville and married Florence Smith May 6, 1963, in Menomonie. Mr. Wold farmed his entire life in the Downsville area and was a World War I veteran.

Surviving are his wife; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Inga Hulback, Mrs. Willis Smith, all of Menomonie, Mrs. Stewart Busch, St. Paul; three brothers, John, Eau Claire, Raymond, Rt. 4, Menomonie and Arndt, Menomonie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Lutheran Church, Downsville, with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from today until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church Tuesday from noon until services. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 32 from Menomonie.

Martin Wold

February 26, 1939. Submitted by Carol Severson

Menomonie--Martin Wold, 74, died Saturday (Feb. 25) at his home in the town of Dunn. Funeral services will be held Thursday (March 2) at 1:30 p.m. at the Olson Funeral home, and at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Downsville. The Rev. John M. Woerth will officiate and interment will be made in Riverview cemetery, Downsville.
Edna Wold Smith

April 1978. Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Edna Smith, 82, formerly of 2114 Fourth St., Menomonie, died Saturday (April 15,1978) at the Dunn County Health Care Center. where she was a resident.

The former Edna Wold was born in Norway and came to the United States as a child. She married Edward Smith Sept. 11, 1922, in Menomonie. The couple farmed in the town of Dunn until retiring in 1955 and moving to Menomonie.

Survivors include a son, Douglas, Menomonie; two brothers, John, Eau Claire, Raymond, Menomonie; two sisters, Mrs. Inga Hulback, Mrs. Stewart Bush, both of Menomonie; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville. Friends may call from noon Tuesday until services Wednesday at the funeral
home.

***Funeral folder says born April 14, 1896 Township of Dunn, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Willis E. Smith

Dunn County News, November 1976. Submitted by Carol Severson

Willis Smith, 54, 2120 S. Broadway, Menomonie, died on Monday, Nov. 15, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1922, in the town of Dunn, to Edward and Edna Wold Smith. He was raised in Downsville and farmed in the Downsville area until moving to Menomonie in 1946.

He worked as a laborer and concrete finisher for several construction companies until retiring due to ill health, in July, 1976. He was a member of No. 563 plaster and cement mason.

He married Gladys Hinzman on Oct 24, 1941, in Menomonie.

Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. L. W. Schierenbeck officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the town of Dunn. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home from noon on Wednesday until time of services on Thursday.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys, at home; two sons; Alan and David ofMenomonie; two daughters; Mrs. Virgil (Sandra) DeLong of Menomonie, and Mrs. Duane (Peggy) Ekum of Eau Claire; his mother Mrs. Edna Smith Menomonie; one brother Douglas of Menomonie.

Fletcher Massee

Dunn County News, Jan. 1, 1914. Submitted by Carol Severson

Fletcher Massee is Dead. Settler Who Came Here in 1856 Passes Away in California.

Word was received by Mrs. Rachel Massee yesterday of the death of Fletcher Massee on Christmas day at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. Mr. Massee came to Dunn County in 1856 and settled in Louisville. Later he made his home in this city until four years ago in March, when he went west to live.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Herbert and Oscar.

Mary Doughty Cronk

Dunn County News, Dec. 20m, 1934. Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. D. Madison Cronk, 80, died Monday evening, Dec. 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Keck, at Huron, SD. She was taken sick Sunday afternoon although she had been in ill health for some time. Paralysis caused her death. Mrs. Cronk with Mr. Cronk was spending the winter with her daughter.

The body was brought to Menomonie with services conducted this afternoon at two o'clock from the Centenary Methodist church by Rev. Chris Thompson of Colfax. Interment was made in the Louisville cemetery.

Mary E. Doughty was born in Bloomington, IL Aug. 5, 1854, daughter of Rev. Edward and Phoebe (Smith) Doughty. She was married to D. Madison Cronk Feb. 18, 1874 at Maxville, Buffalo County. After their marriage, they lived on a farm in the town of Dunn until 1918, when they retired and came to Menomonie, residing at 914 8th Street.

Surviving Mrs. Cronk are: her husband and 5 children, Victor, La Grange, IL; Phoebe Grace, Mrs. A.J. Hunt, Des Moines, Iowa; Edward E., Menomonie; Mabel H. Mrs. Samuel Keck, Huron, SD; and Ernest, Waterton, SD. One daughter, Vera, died in 1902.

James Vasey

Dunn County News, Friday, Dec. 9, 1898. Submitted by Carol Severson

At his home in this city, Dec. 8, 1898, of heart failure, Mr. James Vasey in his 66th year.

In the death of Mr. Vasey, Dunn county loses one of its earliest pioneers. The summons came without warning about half-past four Thursday morning. He was awake at four and heard the clock strike. He spoke to his wife and seemed surprised that it was not a later hour. Apparently he went to sleep again and in about a half an hour, Mrs. Vasey noticed that he struggled a moment as if to catch his breath. As this was not unusual with him, it did not attract her special attention. On rising about six o'clock, Mrs. Vasey spoke to him and receiving no answer, the awful fact that he had passed away was revealed.

James Vasey was born in Oneida county, New York, April 9, 1833, and moved to Illinois in 1844. He came to Dunn County in 1857 and settled at Louisville, where he lived nearly thirty years an industrious and prosperous farmer. In 1886 he left the farm and moved to Menomonie to enjoy the evening of a well-spent life free from its labors and cares.

Mr. Vasey was married to Miss Esther Pierce, Nov. 28, 1855, who survived him. Six children were born to them, three of whom are living -- F.A. Vasey, of Louisville, A.E. Vasey, Bellflower, IL, and Mrs. John Gallaway, Menomonie. A brother, F.T. Vasey, and sister, Mrs. F. Massee, also survive him.

Mr. Vasey was a man of most exemplary character, quiet and unassuming in manner, and held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was a earnest and sincere christian and a devout member of the M.E. Church.

The funeral will be held at the home on Main Street, Saturday, at 10 a.m. The remains will be taken to Louisville for interment.

Paul L. Vasey

Dunn County News, August 1969. Submitted by Carol Severson

Paul L. Vasey, 74, 323 Park, Menomonie, died Sunday afternoon at his home.

Funeral services for the Menomonie businessman will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Olson Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Christensen officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services.

Survivors include his wife, Lonavern, at home; one son, Winston O. Vasey, Menomonie; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Coos Bay, Ore; three sisters, Mrs. Harold Leagy, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. R. W. Sanders, Union, Ohio, and Mrs. Alice Gibson, Stillwater, MN; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Vasey was born in the settlement of Louisville March 18, 1895, and was a lifelong resident of Dunn County. On July 4, 1917, he married Lonavern Harshman.

The World War I veteran was associated with an insurance and real estate business here from 1920 until he sold the business to his son.

He was instrumental in organizing the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the organization for two terms.

Other offices included secretary of the Dunn County Civil Defense during world War II; chairman of the board at First National Bank for a number of years; member of the board of trustees of the Dunn County Hospital for 14 years; member of the County Board of Supervisors for several years; served several terms on the Dunn County Red Cross Chapter board of directors; and in 1944, organized the Menomonie Improvement Association.

As a member of the United Methodist Church, he held offices of district lay leader and West Wisconsin Conference lay leader.

Gottlieb Kaatz

Dunn County News, Sept. 1945. Submitted by Carol Severson

Gottlieb Kaatz, one of the oldest pioneer settlers in Dunn county, died at the age of 98 years Monday morning, Sept. 10, at 4:20 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Grundgriper, 320 11th Street, Menomonie, with whom he had made his home since 1939. He reached an exceptionally great age and enjoyed comparatively good health until about six weeks ago when he became bedridden and failed visibly.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:45 at the Goodrich Funeral Home and two o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran church, the Rev. J. Mittelstaedt officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at Goodrich's until the time of the funeral.

Gottlieb Kaatz was born Dec. 16, 1846 at Eichfier in the German province of Pomerania and there he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of his native land.

For several years Mr. Kaatz served in the Germany army and was a veteran of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71.

He was married to Augusta Ferch and with her came to America about 1873. They settled in Menomonie and joined St. Paul's Lutheran church. After working for the Knapp, Stout & Co. Company a number of years, they moved to a farm in the town of Red Cedar. Mrs. Kaatz died May 22, 1911, and of the eight children born to them, two sons died in infancy, another at the age of 57 and a daughter at the age of 34.

After being on the farm for 35 years, Mr. Kaatz sold it and retired. He then made his home with his son, Emil, for over ten years. For about two years he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Myers, in the town of Tainter, who, too, preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his son, Emil, Spokane, Wash; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Grundgriper, city; and Mrs. Minnie (Emil) Wieman, town of Menomonie; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

William Bertelson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 26, 1961. Submitted by Carol Severson

William Bertelson Wednesday, April 26, 1961
A Menomonie farmer was fatally injured at 7:15 a.m., Tuesday when he was crushed by a tractor.

Killed was William Bertelson, 68, Rt. 4, Menomonie. Bertelson was plowing, according to Sheriff Leonard Oas, when he came to the end of a field. The tractor went over an embankment as he made a turn and tipped. A neighbor, Mrs. Harry Olson, saw the tractor tip, and she called another neighbor, Raymond Wahl, who summoned assistance.

Mr. Bertelson was born in Minneapolis on Sept. 22, 1892, the son of Peter and Christen Nelson Bertelson. He came to Dunn County with his parents as a youth. He lived in Dunn County all his life except from 1931-37 when he resided in Eau Claire, and from 1947-57 when he lived in Racine. He spent from June 1918 to July 1919 in the army during World War I as a member of the Medical Division, and served in France from September 1918 to July of the following year.

Mr. Bertelson is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Johnson, who he married on Sept. 10, 1917; three sons, Leonard, at home, and George and Donald, both Racine; and one brother, Nels, Spring Valley.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Louisville Lutheran church, Rev. Jerome Trelstad officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery.

Friend may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home from Thursday noon until Friday noon, and at the church until time of services.

Myrtle Bernie Johnston

Feb. 1954. Submitted by Carol Severson

Myrtle Bernice Johnston, 32 of 308 18th Ave. W., died at the Memorial hospital, Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Christ Lutheran church, Rev. Norris Olson officiating. Interment was in the Halverson cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon; four children, Ronald, Katherine, Beverly, and Dorothy Ann; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson, four brothers, Marion Johnson, Menomonie, Lester, route 3, city, Clarence, U. S. Navy, Lloyd, U. S. Air Force; two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Kiihl, South Dakota, and Mrs. Harold Brostrom, Dakota, Minn.; five half-brothers, John Watland, St. Paul, Herman, Kennan, Wis., Alfred Wentworth, Wis., Will, route 3 city, and Elmer, route 4, city.

Funeral folder says born Feb. 10, 1921. Pall bearers: Clarence Johnson, Lester Johnson, Marion, Johnson, Elmer Watland, Herman Watland, and William Watland.

Ruth M. Smith

May 1956. Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Ruth M. Smith, 110 West 3rd St., city, died Sunday morning, May 27, at the Memorial hospital. She was born April 12, 1883 in the Town of Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, at the Goodrich Funeral Home at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Lower Weston cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home from Wednesday on.

She is survived by two sons, Gerald, Los Angeles; and Miles, city; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Henry, Kansas City, Mo.; and Mrs. Juanita Bates, Eau Galle; and 13 grandchildren.

Frank Ferdinand Timm

Dunn County News, Friday, June 1, 1951. Submitted by Carol Severson

Frank Ferdinand Timm, 79, died at his home, 502 16th Ave., May 30.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:15 p.m. from Olson funeral home and 2:15 p.m. from St. Mathews church in town of Cady. Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery, town of Cady, Rev. Karl Nolthing, Spring Valley, officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Augusta, Menomonie, two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Matson, Wilson, and Mrs. Mabel Clements, route 6, three sons, Herman, Theodore and Emil, Wilson; two brothers, Louis, Spring Valley, and John, Wilson; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Three brothers, August, Bill and Herman, and one sister, Eva, preceded him in death.

Alma Kraft Sinz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, October 7, 1953.
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. August Sinz, 58, died Friday morning at Memorial hospital in Menomonie.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran church with the Rev. John M. Woerth officiating and burial in Rosehill cemetery at Downsville.

Alma L. Kraft was born July 24, 1895, in Menomonie and was married to August T. Sinz, April 6, 1915. They have lived here since that time.

Mrs. Sinz is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Byington, Pepin; Mrs. Estell McClellan, Menomonie; Mrs. Edward Boigenzahn, Durand; three sons: LaVerne and Jerry, Menomonie, and Jack in the Marines at Santa Ana, Calif. Also surviving: nine grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Clara Kraft; three sisters: Mrs. Jesse Turner, Downsville; Mrs. John Lambert, Inglewood, Calif.; Mrs. Myron Washburn, Eau Galle; three brothers: Leon Kraft, Durand; Clarence and Cyril Kraft, Menomonie.

Her father, Christ Kraft, and two daughters, Betty and Elaine, preceded her in death.

Sophia Moe

Dunn County News, January 1955
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Miss Sophia Moe, age 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at her home, 1413 Wilson st., following a prolonged illness.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2 o'clock at Christ Lutheran church, North Menomonie, the Rev. Norris Olson officiating. At the services, hymns were sung by Mrs. Oscar Mattison, accompanied by Miss Corine Wold. Burial was made in the family lot at Halverson cemetery, Menomonie Junction.

Sophia Moe, daughter of the late Beret and Ingebret Moe, pioneer residents of Menomonie, was born Jan. 10, 1889, in North Menomonie where she lived her entire life. She was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Ladies Society and the Dorcas Guild of her church. At the age of 15, Sophia took over the domestic duties of the home and spent her entire adult life as a devoted mother to her home.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, two infant brothers, and a brother, Harry, who died in 1951 at the age of 38. Miss Moe is survived by one brother, Louie, and a sister, Gena, at home, two sisters, Petra (Mrs. A. R. Bachler), Minneapolis; Lena (Mrs. Louie Korbein), Madison; one niece, four nephews, three grand nieces, and one grand nephew.

Attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Louie Moe, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bates and daughter, Shelle, Oregon, Wis.; Mrs. Harry Moe, Portage; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bachler, Jr., Mrs. Martin Peterson, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Oppen, Mrs. Joe Erpenbach and Mrs. John Wick, Eau Claire.

Mary Pattee Tibbetts

Dunn County News, April 1984
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mary L. Tibbetts, 63, 502 18th Ave., died Thursday at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.

Mary Pattee was born in Trenton, N.J., and married Edward Tibbetts on Jan. 3, 1945, in Ashland. She had lived in Menomonie since her marriage.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Gayle Harvey, Kent, Wash., Linda Larson, Menomonie; two brothers, Oliver Pattee, Kent, Wash., Earl Pattee Jr., Carbonado, Wash.; a sister, Shirley Warner, Lisle, Ill.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stanton Funeral Home, Menomonie, with burial in Tramway Cemetery, town of Menomonie.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral folder: born April 1, 1921 Trenton New Jersey died April 19, 1984 Eau Claire, Wisconsin funeral April 25, 1984 casket bearers: Burt Thorson, Roy Salow, Clarence Olson, Arnold Sorenson, Alfred Sabatke, and Roy Holden.

Anna Hexum

Submitted by Carol Severson

Anna Hexum died Sept. 23, 1966
Anna Hexum, 68, of 1502 Douglas St., Menomonie died Friday morning in Luther Hospital at Eau Claire.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie the Rev. Hilmar Mostul officiating. Burial will be in the Halvorson Cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home on Monday afternoon and evening, and Tuesday morning, then at the church until service time.

Funeral folder: born February 20, 1898, died September 23, 1966. funeral September 27, 1966. Casket bearers: Leland Bandlow, Oscar Hawkinson, Helmer Kausrud, Nelmar Saalsaa, Oscar Teigen, and Juleen Tiller

Ole Thorwald Quarn

Dunn County News, October 1954
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Ole Quarn, 82, died at his home at Downsville Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 12:45 p.m.

He was born in Norway, June 4, 1872. He came to America in 1884 and settled in Downsville, where he was employed for a time with Knapp Stout and Co.; he was also employed at the Kyle Bros. store. In 1908 he started operating a grocery business of his own until 1940 when he retired. He has been in failing health for four years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, and two stepdaughters, Genevieve Smith, Downsville and Mrs. Alice Zais, Chippewa Falls, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 1, at 2 p.m. from the Olson Funeral Home, Rev. Norris Olson officiated. Interment was in the Riverview cemetery, Downsville.

Tony Brekke

Dunn County News, June 1970
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Tony Brekke, 66, 321 3rd Ave. W., died Tuesday, June 9, at the Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Odean Tieman officiating. Interment will be in Halverson cemetery, Menomonie Junction. Friends may call at the Funeral Home Thursday morning and until the time of service Friday.

Jeanette Bammert

Dunn County News, February 28, 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Jeanette Bammert, 55, Minneapolis, Minn., a former Downsville resident, died Saturday at St. Barnabus Hospital in Minneapolis.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Lassle, Billings, Mont., Nancy Bammert, Minneapolis; her mother, Mrs. Crystal Tibbetts, St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Jacobson, St. Paul, Mrs. Cyril Kraft, Menomonie; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Forrest Richeson officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Downsville. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday until services Wednesday at the Olson Funeral Home.

Herbert Kistner

February 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Herbert H. Kistner, 74, Rt. 5, Menomonie, was dead on arrival at the Menomonie Memorial Hospital Tuesday. Mr. Kistner was born Jan. 17, 1898 in the Town of Weston and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was an auto mechanic for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Abbie; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Moe, Wauwatosa, Mrs. Roland Noce, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jack McDonald, St. Paul; three sons, Howard, Dickinson, N. D.; Donald, Menomonie, and Irvin, Colfax; one sister, Mrs. Frances Storing, Menomonie, and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. E. F. Staehling officiating. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery at Downsville. Friends may call from noon Thursday until time of services Friday.

Boyd L. Harshman

January 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Boyd L. Harshman, 69, died Tuesday (Jan. 25) at his winter home at Clearwater, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Libby; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Culp, Topeka, Kan.; and Mrs. Robert LeRoy, La Crosse; a sister, Mrs. Paul Vasey, Menomonie; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nazarene Church, Forest Center, with the Rev. Sherman Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home, Menomonie, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon until time of services at the church.

Marguerite Roth

March 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Miss Marguerite Roth, 89, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Monday, March 6, at the Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. F. Eske officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Downsville. Friends may call at the Goodrich Funeral Home this afternoon and evening (Wednesday) and Thursday until noon and at the church from one o'clock until the time of services.

She was born in Dunn County April 2, 1882, daughter of Frederick and Margaret Roth.

Surviving are one nephew, Ernest Roth, Menomonie, and six nieces, Mrs. Wilfred Quevillon and Mrs. Ernest Indermuehle, Menomonie; Mrs. John Dahler, Rt. 4, Menomonie; Mrs. Russell Baskin, Eau Galle; Mrs. Al Koenig, Eau Claire, and Mrs. Thomas Baroldi, Anaheim, Calif.

Alfred Wesley Bailey

January 1955
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Alfred Bailey, 78, died at the Kuntner Nursing home Monday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The Rev. R. L. Sanasac of the Emmanuel Baptist Church will have charge of the services. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.

Mr. Bailey was born in Missouri. He was married to Jennie Lorshlough in Menomonie March 29, 1900 and has lived in the vicinity ever since.

He is survived by two sons, Floyd in Portland, Ore., and Alvin, Boyceville; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Backen, city, and Mrs. John Flicek, Los Angeles, Calif., seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral folder: Born August 24, 1876. Died January 3, 1955 Services January 5, 1955. Pall bearers: Oscar Peterson, Wayne Thibado, Henry Hayden, Robert Brostrom, Emery Langland and George Creaser.

Augusta Timm

October 1956
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Augusta Timm, 83, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Clements, 1407 Third St. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Olson Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at St. Mathew's Lutheran church in Spring Valley with the Rev. H. Ellwein in charge and burial in the St. Michael's Cemetery in the Town of Cady.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clements and Mrs. Elsie Matson, Wilson; three sons, Herman, Theodore and Emil, Wilson, 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Clifford F. Clark

December 1954 Submitted by Carol Severson

Dr. Clifford F. Clark, 76, Menomonie dentist for over 50 years, died Christmas morning at his home following an illness that began over a year ago from a car accident in which his wife was killed.

Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. from the Goodrich Funeral Home, with the Menomonie Masonic Lodge 164 F & A.M. in charge, and Rev. Ralph Reece officiating.

Dr. Clark was born Feb. 3, 1878 at Rock Falls, Wis., the son of Jared and Eliza J. (Thompson) Clark. He was married on June 30, 1903 in Platteville, Wis., to Grace Wilson, daughter of John H. and Martha O. Wilson.

After receiving his general education, Dr. Clark graduated from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1902. In the same year he opened offices in the First National Bank building, Menomonie, where he conducted his office until the accident about a year and a half ago.

Dr. Clark has been a very active member of his professional and social organizations. He was a member of the Northwest District Dental Society, the Wisconsin State Dental Society, and the American Dental Association, and the G. V. Black Study club of St. Paul. In 1937 he was the guest of honor at the Wisconsin State Dental Society, a counselor in 1935, and a delegate to the State and National Society. He was honored by being named a "Fellow" in the American College of Dentists. In 1952 Dr. Clark received recognition for 50 years of service as a dentist in one community-- and in the same office, above the First National Bank in Menomonie.

Dr. Clark has been most active in the Masonic Lodge, as a thirty-second degree Mason, active in chapter, commandery, consistory and shrine of the order. He was also a charter member of Menomonie Rotary club. Dr. Clark has been president of the Mabel Tainter Library Association for many years, and named honorary president last year during his illness. He is a member of the board of directors of the Masonic Temple association, and the president of the Evergreen Cemetery association.

Survivors included three children: Jared, Charleston, W. V.; Janet, Wisconsin Dells; and Mary, Menomonie; three brothers, Forest and Fred of Menomonie, and Clinton, Spokane, Wash.

Godfrey R. Cotts

Dunn County News, April 1952

Submitted by Carol Severson

Godfrey R. Cotts, 89, a resident of Dunn county for 73 years, died Thursday morning, April 24, at his home in Menomonie.

He was born in Germany on September 27, 1862 to William and Henrietta Belzt Cotts. The family emigrated to America in the early summer of 1869; they arrived at New York harbor on the morning of July 4. They lived in Wellsville, NY for ten years. During that time his father died.

In 1879 the family came to Dunn County.

On March 13, 1883, he and Frances Creaser were married at Downsville. Three children, George, John and Myrtle were born to them.

For 18 years he was employed by the Knapp, Stout Co. In 1896 he moved with his family to a farm two miles west of Downsville where he resided for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, his parents, a sister, Lena, and three brothers, John, Gustav and Adolph.

Shortly after the death o9f his wife, he moved to Menomonie with his son, George, and daughter, Myrtle, where he lived until his death.

He is survived by his three children, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John M. Woerth of Peace Lutheran Church at the Olson Funeral home April 28. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery at Downsville.

Funeral folder: Pallbearers: Darrell Cotts, Dennis Cotts, Donald Cotts, Phillip Cotts, Stanley Cotts, Donald Warren.

Rev. Edward Doughty

1880

Submitted by Carol Severson

Rev. Edward Doughty was born on Long Island, NY, March 19, 1807, and died in Louisville, Wis, Aug. 13, 1880. He was received into the Northwest Wisconsin conference in 1860. By a division of the Wisconsin conference he became a member of the West Wisconsin conference. During his twenty years of labor in the conference, he served the church at Pleasant Valley, Waubeak and Arkansaw, North Pepin, Louisville, Luna, Maxville and Knight's Creek.

Father Doughty was faithful and zealous in pastor labor; was a good sermonizer. He was a man who never swerved from any course he believed to be right. He went forth visiting the sick, burying the dead, inviting the ministers of religion to his household, in which there was a little room over the wall for any passing Elisha. Father Doughty's work is done. His name drops from our conference roll. He will respond to it no more. But in the great conference of the redeemed he answers today, "Here," just as he did when on earth among us. Just before he died, he roused and said, "I must be dying; I hear the sound of heavenly music."

His funeral was conducted by Rev. J.F. Ziegler, assisted by Rev. John Holt, of New Richmond, and Rev. John Steel, of Menomonie. Many friends followed out departed brother to his last early resting place. - J.F. Ziegler

From Louisville-- Rev. Edward Doughty, member of the West Wisconsin Conference, died at the residence of his son F.T. Vasey, Aug. 13th, 1880, after a sickness of ten long weeks. Father Doughty was born March 19, 1807, was a faithful member of the M.E. church for fifty years, and a class leader for twenty-five years. His life was consecrated to the work of the Master.

His funeral was held at the M.E. Church in Louisville, Aug. 15, 1880. Services conducted by Rev. J.F. Ziegler, assisted by Rev. John Steele of Menomonie, and Rev. John Holt, of New Richmond. A large and attentive audience was present. Father Doughty after a useful and godly life, has departed to be forever with the Lord. --Citizen

Phoebe Doughty

Buffalo County Journal, Feb. 18, 1886

Mrs. Phoebe Doughty, relic of Elder Doughty, one of the pioneers of Maxville Prairie, died at her house in Louisville, Dunn County on the 4th of this month. The old settlers of Maxville and Nelson will all remember Mother Doughty as a very noble woman. Her home was always open to the early pioneer and her many noble acts are still remembered by the people of her neighborhood, young and old. At the time of her death she was living with her daughter, Mrs. F. T. Vasey, where she has resided since the death of elder Doughty. Her funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. John Holt, assisted by P.K. Jones, of Durand.
Submitted by Carol Severson
Died -- At the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.T. Vasey, at Louisville, Dunn Co., Wis., Feb. 4th, Mrs. Phoebe Doughty, wife of the late Rev. Edward Doughty and mother of Rev. W.E. Doughty, of this place.

Mother Doughty, as she was familiarly called, was widely known, as she shared the labors of the itinerant for twenty-five years and was in sympathy with his trials and joys. Though she was a great sufferer for months before her death, she found the grace of God sufficient for her, and her chief delight was to repeat passages of scripture and scraps of hymns, which were learned in childhood and early womanhood. The funeral services were led by Rev. John Holt, assisted by Rev. P.K. Jones, of Durand. No dying words were spoken, but her life will long be remembered by a multitude of friends.

John Hoig

February 1967
Submitted by
Carol Severson

John W. Hoig, 85, Wheeler, died Thursday morning (Feb. 2) in Memorial Hospital here.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldon Farmer officiating. Burial will be in River View Cemetery at Downsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon today until the time of services on Saturday.

He is survived by one brother, Jim Hoig, Wheeler; and several nieces and nephews.

John Weiss

April 1961
Submitted by Carol Severson

John Weiss, 221 W. Third St., died at Memorial Hospital here Friday morning at the age of 76.

Born in Durand May 30, 1884, he married Nellie Newell May 24, 1906, and then farmed in the Town of Dunn for many years. He retired and moved to Menomonie in 1958. Mr. Weiss was always active in community affairs.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, J. Newell of Menomonie and Wayne, Town of Dunn; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Phelan of Menomonie and Mrs. Elwin Harris of Rock Elm; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Fred of Long Lake, Minn., and Charles of Minneapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Karschbaum and Mrs. Ellen Bailey.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Barringer officiating and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at Durand.

Nellie Newell Weiss

November 1963 Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Nellie Weiss, 75, of 221 Third St. West, died suddenly Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Methodist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Barringer officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at Durand.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Phelan, Menomonie, Mrs. Elwyn Harris, Elmwood; two sons, J. Newell, Menomonie, and Wayne, town of Dunn; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother, Lloyd Newell, of Durand.

Mrs. Weiss was born July 17, 1888, in Buffalo County and was married to John Weiss in May, 1906 in Durand. The couple farmed in the Town of Dunn until they moved to Menomonie five years ago.

Verona Stygar
Submitted by MaryEllen Jacobson
Verona Stygar, daughter of Harda Market Dinkel and Clarence Dinkel, born 2/5/1927, died 2/5/1998 Eau Claire WI. Husband Donald, children Michael and Lynda. First Presbyterian Church.
Christine Henricksen

died January 8, 1965

Submitted by Carol Severson

Christine Henriksen, 87, Downsville, died Friday night in Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the New Hope Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Louisville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie to 11:30 a.m. today and at the church from noon to time of services.

She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Russell Stortz, Eau Claire, Mrs. Anna Mars, Rt. 1, Elk Mound, Mrs. William Clark, West Highwood, Fla., Mrs. Dilliam Long, Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Lillie Creaser, Downsville, Mrs. Clarence Ziehl, Rt. 3 Menomonie, three sons, Hans, Rt. 1, Elk Mound, George Durand, Carl, Rt. 4, Menomonie; one brother, Charles Jensen, Momence, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Peter Svendsen, Dawson, Minn.; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Folder: Born June 21, 1877 Denmark. Buried Jan. 12, 1965. Pall bearers: Leonard Bertelson, Darrel Henriksen, Dennis Henriksen, James Henriksen, Gerald Long and Dick Mars.

Elmer P. Tibbetts

Dunn County News, June 1962
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Elmer P. Tibbetts, 85, 502 18th Ave., died Saturday morning, June 16, at Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Mulheron, Ettrick, Mrs. Dale Buzzell (Marie) Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Norman Penquite (Nina), Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons, Roy, Frederick, Wis., Palmer, Madison, Raymond, Eau Claire, and Edward Menomonie; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning, June 18, at 9:15 at the Stanton Funeral home and 9:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father Charles Blecha officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Funeral Folder: Born July 24, 1876 Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pall bearers: Herbert Osborn, John Driscoll, William McKanna, Martin Greeley, Joseph Styer and Nick Michelbook

Emily Fayerweather

Dunn County News, November 1963
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. E. M. Fayerweathers, 93, Downsville, died Friday morning, November 15, at the Glenhaven Rest Home in Glenwood City.

The former Emily (Maddie) Long, she was born here Jan. 27, 1870, and was a lifelong area resident. She served as postmistress here several years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Damon, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Geneva Erickson, Battleground, Wash.; and a brother, C. Y. Long, Downsville.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday and Monday prior to the service.

Bertha Hanson Krueger

Dunn County News, August 1966
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Bertha Hanson Krueger, 70, died Saturday afternoon in St. Benedict's Nursing Home at Durand where she had been a patient for five years.

Born in the Town of Dunn, she lived at Gilman for 30 years and in the State of Colorado for seven years, prior to entering the home. She was a former school teacher and the widow of Frederick Krueger who died in 1944.

Surviving are two brothers, Herman Hanson, Rt. 4, Menomonie, and Sewell Hanson, Whittier, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fuller, Menomonie, and Mrs. Paul Walhood, Lakeland, Minn.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, the Revs. Robert Johnson and Charles Gavin officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Funeral Folder: Born October 20, 1895 Town of Dunn, Dunn, Wisconsin. Died August 13, 1966 Durand, Wisconsin. Pall bearers: Jack Heagle, Jesse Lowe, Art Magnell, Walter Oebser, Alton Olson and Amos Smith.

Bertha Lauber Rogstad

Dunn County News, May 1966
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Earl (Bertha) Rogstad, 52, of 607 Pine St., Menomonie, died Wednesday evening at Luther Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Rogstad was employed by the Eau Claire Press Co., publishers of The Daily Telegram and Eau Claire Leader, as chief of the bookkeeping department for the past 20 years. Illness forced her to relinquish her position last November.

Mrs. Rogstad is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lauber, three sisters, Mrs. Pete Stoll, Mrs. Lester Wagner and Mrs. Tom Tylee, all of Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at the Stanton Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Funeral Folder: Born April 3, 1914 Menomonie, Wis. Died May 4, 1966 Eau Claire, Wis. Pallbearers: Nephews of the deceased: James Stoll, Walter Stoll, William Stoll, Richard Tylee, Jerome Tylee and David Wagner.

William J. Lauber

Dunn County News, March 1957
Submitted by Carol Severson

William J. Lauber, 74, 1717 4th St., died at the Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon, Mar. 3.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stanton Funeral Home and 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Father Charles Blecha officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Mr. Lauber is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Menomonie; four daughters: Mrs. Pete Stoll (Myrtle), Route 5; Mrs. Lester Wagner (Helen), Menomonie; Mrs. Earl Rogstad (Bertha), Eau Claire; and Mrs. Tom Tylee (Irene), Menomonie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Mary Brehm Jesse

Dunn County News, September 1959
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Mary Jesse, 1209 Eighth St., a life-time resident of Menomonie and the Town of Lucas, died at Memorial Hospital here Friday afternoon, September 18, at the age of 91.

The former Mary Brehm, she was married to Louis Jesse here in 1887. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Laber, Mrs. Nick Michelbook and Mrs. Milford Dodge, all of Menomonie, and Mrs. Ida Erpenbach, Elk Mound; two sons, Joe of Rhinelander, and Frank of Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Stanton Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Albert Davey

Dunn County News, September 1959
Submitted by Carol Severson

Bert Davey, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Bauerkamper Nursing Home, Knapp. He was born at Dodgeville Aug. 10, 1873. On Oct. 23, 1894 he was united in marriage to May McPherson at Dodgeville. since 1913 he had farmed in the Louisville area.

Mr. Davey is survived by his wife; two daughters, Gretchen (Mrs. Frank Wishouski) and Helen (Mrs. Hans Nelson), both of Hawkins, Wis.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Naomi, city.

Services were conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. from the Goodrich Funeral home, with burial at Pleasant Valley cemetery. Rev. Jerome Trelstad officiated.

May Davey

Dunn County News, March 1963
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Bert Davey, 85, passed away suddenly Sunday, Mar. 17 at her home at 1102 th St.

She was born May 13, 1877, at Rodgeville (?), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. McPherson. She was united in marriage to Albert Davey, Oct. 23, 1894 at Dodgeville. In 1913 they moved to Louisville where they farmed for many years, after the death of Mr. Davey, Sept. 5, 1959, she moved to Menomonie where she has resided.

Mrs. Davey is survived by two daughters, Gretchen, Mrs. Frank Wishouski, and Mrs. Helen Nelson, both of Hawkins, Wis., four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Two brothers R. L. McPherson, Superior, and Furman McPherson, Hartford, Wis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Mar. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church, Rev. Kenneth Barringer officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Gertrude Gunnufson

Dunn County News, September 1960
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Gertrude Gunnufson, 69, died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital. She resided at 1509 Seventh St.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, the Rev. Jerome Trelstad officiating. Interment will be in the Colfax Cemetery.

Surviving are six brothers, Charles Oas, Stanley; Alex Dahl, Minneapolis; Tom, Ever and John Dahl, Menomonie, Alvin Dahl, Bloomer; and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Peterson, Eau Claire, and Mrs. William Watland of Menomonie.

Funeral Folder. Born October 3, 1890. Died September 3, 1960 Funeral: September 6, 1960.
Pall bearers: Jerome Dahl, John Dahl, Morris Dahl, Wendel Dahl, Don Peterson and Marvin Score.

Louis Wolf

Dunn Count News, September 1964
Submitted by Carol Severson

Louis Wolf, 75, Rt. 3, Menomonie, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital here.

The Rev. George Becker will conduct funeral services at 9:15 a.m. today in the Stanton Funeral Home and 9:30 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Aloisa, Rt. 3, Menomonie, two sons, Anton, Rt. 3, Frank, Rt. 2, Chippewa Falls; four daughters, Mrs. Hugh Murray, Rt. 3, Mrs. Carl Hendrickson, Rt. 4, Mrs. Earl Legge, Rt. 3, Mrs. Raymond Johnson, St. Paul; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Nielen, and Mrs. Emil Krestin, both of Eau Claire.

Eliza E. Creaser

Dunn County News, February 1965
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Eliza E. Creaser, 84, Rt. 3, Menomonie, died Wednesday Feb. 3, in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldon Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Thomas, Rt. 3, Menomonie

Anna Augusta Burck

Dunn County News, February 1963
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Otto Burck, 74, died early Tuesday morning in her home in the town of Dunn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Jerome Trelstad officiating. Burial will be in the Lewisville Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth, Omaha, Neb., Dewayne, Freeport, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Archie Lowman, Kenosha, Mrs. Thor Edgeberg, Menomonie, Mrs. Telmer Steinmeyer, Rt. 5 Menomonie, Mrs. Jesse Phillips, Rt. 5; a brother William J. House, Eau Claire; a sister, Mrs. Frank Rubusch, Boyceville; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral Folder: Born March 1, 1888, Town of Sherman. Died February 19, 1963 Town of Dunn. Pall Bearers: Lester Fruit, Fred House, Melvin House, Earl Legge, Harold Rubusch and Harry Rubusch.

Inez Hermann

Dunn County News, July 1966
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Hermann, 64, of 115 4th Ave. West, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Eldon Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Eau Galle cemetery.

Mrs. Hermann died Sunday afternoon, July 17, while visiting relatives at Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elward Deutsch, Seattle, Wash.; one son, Robert Smith, Seattle, Wash; one step-daughter, Mrs. Frank Kadie, Toolesville, Md.; one brother, Harry Dix, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Donvan King, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Gary Johnson, Royal Oak, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was born June 11, 1902 in the town of Sherman and was married June 11, 1921 to Grant Smith, who died in December, 1950. In October, 1955, she was married to Edward Hermann, who died last year.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Hermann, 64, of 115 4th Ave. West, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Eldon Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Eau Galle cemetery.

Mrs. Hermann died Sunday afternoon, July 17, 1966 while visiting relatives at Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elward Edwin (Phyllis) Deutsch, Seattle, Wash.; one son, Robert F. Smith, Seattle, Wash; one step-daughter, Mrs. Frank (Carole) Kadie, Toolesville Poolesville, Md.; one brother, Harry Dix, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Donovan (Lela) King, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Gary (Merle) Johnson, Royal Oak, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was born June 11, 1902 in the town of Sherman to Frank and Angie Wieman Dix and was married June 11, 1921 to Grant Stevens Smith, who died in December, 1950. In October, 1955, she was married to Edward J. Hermann, who died last year.
Agnes Moen Hendrickson

Dunn County News, September 1954
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Agnes M. Hendrickson, 1432 Tainter St., died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., from Christ Lutheran church, North Menomonie, the Rev. Norris Olson officiating. Mrs. Nels Anshus, as soloist, sang "Abide With Me" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me", accompanied by Mrs. Christ Shern. Burial was made on the family lot at Halverson cemetery, Menomonie Junction.

Agnes Mildred Hendrickson, daughter of Mary and Martin Moen, was born, Sept. 10, 1904, in Menomonie. She attended the Menomonie Public schools. In 1922 she became associated with the Wisconsin Telephone Company of Menomonie with which she has been employed for a period of about 22 years. Her friendly disposition and ready smile won her a host of friends among her co-workers.

Due to illness, Mrs. Hendrickson had been at home for some time on leave of absence. Agnes Mildred Hendrickson and Helmer Hendrickson were married June 14, 1927 by the Rev. Benson of the Stillwater Lutheran church. One daughter, Nancy, was born to this marriage.

She is survived by her husband, daughter, Nancy, a teacher at Black River Falls High School, her mother, Mrs. Mary Moen, who makes her home with the Hendrickson family, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, city, and a host of friends.

Attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hendrickson, Judy and Tommy, Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Hendrickson, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Tostrude, River Falls; Mrs. Thora Quarum and Mrs. Benson, Minneapolis. Mrs. Reah Hunter and Miss Ruby Hunter, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. George Powers, Hudson, motored here, Sunday, calling at the Hendrickson home.

Eunice Decker Creaser

Dunn County News, May 1977
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Eunice Creaser, 69, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died on Monday, May 16, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1908 in Red Wing, Minn., to Richard H. and Estella Fritze Decker. She came to the Louisville area at the age of 17 and remained in the area for the rest of her life. She married George Creaser on Dec. 18, 1926, in Stillwater, Minn. They farmed in the area for many years.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Arvid Myhrewold officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the town of Dunn.

Surviving are two sons: William and Richard, both of Rt. 4, Menomonie; one daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Natalie) Amundson, Rt. 2, Elk Mound; one sister, Mrs. Carl Brostrom, Menomonie; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1968

Xerpha Sunderlin Wolf

Dunn County News, January 1978
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Anton B. Wolf, 59 Route 3, died Tuesday at her home.
The former Xerpha Sunderlin was born in the town of Dunn, Dunn County, and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was married Oct. 24, 1935 in Wabasha, Minn.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. William Peterson, Menomonie; two sons, Lawrence, George, both of Menomonie; two brothers, Cyril, Ross, both of Menomonie and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at New Hope Lutheran Church, Downsville, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Downsville.

Funeral folder: Born Sept. 5, 1918 Township of Dunn, Dunn, Wisconsin. Died January 3, 1978 Township of Dunn, Dunn, Wisconsin. Services January 6, 1978. Pall bearers: Leonard Bertelson, William Creaser, James Hendrickson, Jack Murray, William Murray and Robert Sol.

Einer Olson

Dunn County News, September 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Einer Olson, 78, former town of Dunn resident, died Sept. 18, at Seattle, Wash. Funeral services and burial were there.

Mr. Olson was born March 20, 1894, son of Albert and Ellen Olson, formerly of Downsville and Louisville, and was a World War I resident.

He is survived by one sister, Alberta Mans, Seattle, with whom he made his home, and three nieces, Nellie, Seattle, Beaulah Schultz, Menomonie, and Evelyn Olson, Milwaukee. Nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Ellen B. Hendrickson

Dunn County News, December 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Ellen B. Hendrickson, 91, a former Menomonie resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Lund, Madison.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Ford Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Belinda) Lund, Madison; Mrs. Edward C. (Esther) Vogel, Vienna, Va.; one son, Harry, Flint, Mich.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral folder: Born October 17, 1881 Menomonie, Wis. Pall Bearers: James Alseth, G. H. Bakke, Orvill Bakke, Karl Hendrickson, Arnold Miller and Helmer Ruud.

Alice B. Sebora

Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis, Thursday, April 4, 1996, p. A-2

Alice B. Sebora, age 73, of 2530 34th St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday evening, April 2, 1966, at her home.

She lived a full and very interesting life, but not without some pain.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, 1996 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Ron Reimer will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial of ashes after cremation will be at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Menomonie (Dunn County), Wis.

She was born March 28, 1923, daughter of the late Michael and Nora Parkinson Bridgeman, in Menomonie, Wis. Alice attended public and parochial schools at Menomonie graduating from Menomonie High School in 1941. She then earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism from Marquette University in 1945. In 1974, she completed class work for certification in Secondary Education from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc.

On May 18, 1946, she married Attorney David H. Sebora at St. Joseph Church, Menomonie. The couple lived in Chilton, Wis. for 30 years where David served as Calumet County Judge. In April of 1975, the couple divorced. Over a period of 35 years, Alice worked as a news reporter and special assignment writer for the Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal, Chilton Times Journal, Appleton Post Crescent, Sheboyugan Press, and Oshkosh Northwestern. In 1946 she founded and published the Calumet Shopper, which is believed to have been the first Shopper's Guide in Wisconsin. She moved to Manitowoc County in 1974, where she was employed as Educational Services Coordinator for the Unified Health Board (now Human Services Department), until her retirement in 1987.

Alice served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse for 12 years, and was a member of its Executive Board, as Education Chairperson, for six years. During her tenure with WAAODA, she received several awards for her work in prevention activities. She served on the organizational committee of Marco Service, Inc., Manitowoc County's transitional living facility for recovering chemical dependents and remained as Vice President of its Board of Directors until the time of her death. In 1985 she was commissioned in Ministry by the Diocese of Green Bay. She served as vice chair and chairman of the St. Mark Pastoral Council, and one term on the Two Rivers Catholic Central School Board of Education.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Nora Sebora and Michael Peterson, Stevens Point; Sheila and James Lutiger, Hudson; Peggy and Ron San Felippo, East Troy; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Sebora and Jennifer McGuire, Neenah; Attorney Marc and Jenni Sebora, Lester Prairie, Minn.; two granddaughters, Sarah and Catie Lutiger; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Bridgeman, Menomonie Falls, and her former husband, retired Judge David H. Sebora, Port Charlotte, Fla. and Waupaca; nieces, nephews, many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catharine Schwartz, and two brothers, Maurice and Theron Bridgeman.

Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel Funeral Home from 5-8 pm Sunday where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Visiting Nurses Hospice Program, or the donor's choice.

Helena Pauline Henke Hart

Dunn County News, February 1973
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Lena Hart, 84, Route 2, Menomonie, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at St. Katherine's Lutheran Church, town of Red Cedar, with Pastor John Zickuhr officiating. Interment was at St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery, Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Helena Pauline Hart was born Dec. 30, 1889 in the town of Stanton, daughter of Gustav and Louise Wille Henke. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. Newell (Sophie) Weiss, Menomonie, a step-daughter, Marion Johnson, Menomonie, and five sisters, Mrs. Agnes McClellan, Mrs. Mathilda Adams and Mrs. Ervin Ziehl, Menomonie; Mrs. Minnie Weirs, St. Paul, and Mrs. Laura Wagner, Menlo Park, Calif., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her first husband, Albert Grambo, preceded her in death in 1919 and her second husband, Henry E. Hart, in 1967, also three step-sons, Harlan, Eugene and Rodney.

Miles L. Smith

Dunn County News, Sept. 1970
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Miles L. Smith, 70, former resident of the Downsville area died Friday morning, Sept. 25, in Waterloo, Iowa.

He was born Oct. 22, 1899 in Dunnville, Wis., the son of Edward and Deborah Lowry Smith. He married Effie Backen of Downsville, in 1921 and they lived in the Downsville area until 1943 when they moved to Waterloo. He was a veteran of World War I and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the New Hope Lutheran church with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery, Downsville. Military Honors were given by the Hosford-Chase Post No. 32 American Legion.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Anona) Bates, Waterloo; Mrs. Richard (Lois) Connell, Madison and Mrs. Henry (Katherine) Maddox, Waterloo; one brother, Willis O. Smith, Menomonie; and one sister., Mrs. Hester Johnson, Port Townsend, Wash.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

The Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carrie Johnston

Dunn County News, January 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Mrs. Carrie K. Johnston, 85, Menomonie, died Monday evening Jan. 24, in the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie.

She was born April 8, 1896, in Chippewa County and was a lifetime resident of the Menomonie area.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene, Grand Junction, Colo.; Leonard, Ellsworth, and Vernon, Menomonie; one daughter, Mrs. John Reinheimar, Bonduel; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Cramblit, Sunnyside, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home Menomonie, with the Rev. Gordon Hanson officiating. committal services will be held in the funeral home.

Mildred Vasey Sanders

Dunn County News, November 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mildred Vasey Sanders, 76, 507 S. Main St., Englewood, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 27, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Olson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph W. Sanders, one son Donald Sanders, both of Englewood, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Gibson, Stillwater, Minn.; and Mrs. Florence Leahy, Avon Lake, Ohio; and one grandchild. One sister, Mrs. Ethel Allbaugh, and two brothers, Paul and Cecil, all of Menomonie, preceded her in death.

She attended school in Louisville and graduated from University of Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa, Ia. She taught school in South Dakota for several years.

Jacob J. Spaeth, Sr.

Dunn County News, October 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Jacob J. Spaeth, Sr., 72, Route 4, Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Menomonie. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Valley cemetery, town of Dunn.

Mr. Spaeth who was born April 10, 1900 at Barton, was a resident of the town of Dunn for the past 40 years. He had farmed and was a construction shovel operator.

He was married to Stella Creaser who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Phyllis) Leach, Route 4, Menomonie; two sons, Jacob J. Spaeth, Jr., Downsville, and Ronald Spaeth, Route 4, Menomonie; one sister, Mrs. Otto Oelke, West Bend, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Clarence Massee

Dunn County News, October 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Clarence E. Massee, 96, Detroit, Mich., former Menomonie resident, died Monday, Oct. 23, at the Botsford Hospital in Detroit. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

He is survived by one daughter, Miss Margaret Massee, Detroit, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, June 27, 1959

Funeral folder Born May 7, 1876

Arthur O. Magnell

Dunn County News, April 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Arthur O. Magnell, 69, Route 4, died Monday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 Thursday at New Hope Lutheran church, Downsville, with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Interment will be at St. John's cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Carolyn) Yeager, Rt. 6 and Mrs. Leo (Sharon) Stoeklin, Wheeler; one son, Jerry, Chippewa Falls; one brother Oscar, Seattle, Wash. and one grandchild.

He is a lifelong resident of Dunn County.

Funeral folder: Born January 8, 1903 Township of Dunn, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Died April 24, 1972 Marshfield, Wisconsin

John Peterson

Dunn County News, September 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

John Peterson, 81, formerly of Downsville, died Friday at Mt. Washington Home in Eau Claire.

Survivors include one brother, Philip, Eau Claire; and four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Orr, Mrs. Mable Hehli and Mrs. Ruby Heggen, all of Eau Claire, and Mrs. Chester Paulson, Augusta.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Hilmar Mostul officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Funeral folder: Born July 25, 1891 Township of Dunn, Dunn County, Wis. Died September 15, 1972 Eau Claire, Wis.

Bruce E. Hickcox

Dunn County News, January 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Bruce E. Hickcox, 79, former Menomonieite, who passed away Jan. 30 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Tampa, Fla., was born April 22, 1892 in Wyoming Valley, Wis. He married Elizabeth Taylor from rural Roberts in 1919 and they farmed on the Rusk prairie and other areas of Dunn County until 1936 when they moved to Menomonie. He was custodian at the Dunn County Court House from 1936 until 1956 when he retired.

His wife, Elizabeth, passed away in 1953. He married Ethyl Osborne in 1957 and they lived in Dunn County until retiring to Florida in 1966.

Through the years, Mr. Hickcox was active in his church, Pythian Lodge and Senior Citizens.

Besides his wife, Ethyl, Tampa, Fla., he leaves two sons, William, Washington, D. C., and Robert, Menomonie; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Arlis) Moya, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Lien, Whitewater; 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step daughters, Mrs. Blanche Stone, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Arlene Vaughn, Mississippi, seven step grandchildren and five great step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Curtis E. Brewer

Dunn County News, November 1972
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Curtis Edward Brewer, 61, Route 3, Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 20, at this home in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

He was born Nov. 13, 1911 in the Town of Sand Creek to Marshall and Karen Hendrickson Brewer. He was employed by Presto Industries in Eau Claire. Prior to this he was employed by the Menomonie Brick Co.

Funeral services were held Wednesday (today at 1:30 p.m. at the Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Ford officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery at Sand Creek.

He is survived by one son, Duane, and one daughter, Marlene, both of Minnesota; five sisters, Mrs. Fred (Etta) Williamson, Route 4; Mrs. Kenneth (Iris) Lear, Route 3, Chetek; Mrs. Sam (Irene) Schwarz, Buffalo City; Mrs. Al (Alara) Hespenheide, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Mrs. Melborne (Ruth) Stonewall, Delevan. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Anna.

William Bisson

Dunn County News, November 16, 1972
Submitted by Carol Severson

Boyceville Special -- William (Mac) Bisson, 69, 927 Tiffany St., died Wednesday morning at his home.

Mr. Bisson worked as a banker for 50 years, the last 36 for the National Bank of Boyceville where he retired as vice president Oct. 1. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2055 in Menomonie; an honorary member and past treasurer of the Boyceville Fire Department; former Boyceville village clerk; a member of the Dunn County Democratic party; and a member of the Dunn county Bankers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Norma; three sons, Thomas, Boyceville, David, Atwater, Minn., Richard, Minneapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas Slind, Boyceville; 14 grandchildren; and one brother, Leo, Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Stanton Funeral Home in Menomonie and 11 a.m. at St. Luke's church in Boyceville with the Rev. James Logan officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Gordon Thompson

Dunn County News, April 1975

Gordon O. Thompson, 61, Route 4, Menomonie, died Monday April 14, at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday April 17, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Olson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one sister, Irene Flick, New Auburn; one brother, Shirley Thompson, Downsville; one niece and one nephew.
He worked as a roofing contractor in this area most of his life.

Cora Harmer

Dunn County News, December 1967
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Cora Harmer, 87, of 914 !/2 Eighth St., died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, at Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 21, 1880 in Pepin County and was married June 14, 1907 to Bert Harmer. They lived in Pepin county until moving to the Menomonie area in 1915.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harry C. Kuhnert, Wisconsin Rapids; two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Goodrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank McDuffie officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand

Mrs. Edwin Bolle

Dunn County News, September 1973
Submitted by Carol Severson

Mrs. Edwin Bolle, 65, Rt. 3, Menomonie, died Wednesday morning, September 26, at Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1908 in the Town of Spring Brook in Dunn County. She lived in the Menomonie area most of her life.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Donald, Rt. 1, Menomonie, Jerry, Rt. 4, Menomonie; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Mattison, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Carol Braford, Mrs. Mary Larrabee, both of Rt. 3, Menomonie; a brother, William Hohlbien, Cedar Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Scharlau, Colfax, Mrs. Nettie Kirkland, Mrs. Ida Drew, both of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Forest Center Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Milton Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery.

Robert J. Knoble

Dunn County News, May 1973
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Robert J. Knoble, 63, of 509 Fifteenth Ave., died Wednesday morning May 30, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Mr. Knoble was born March 27, 1910, at Menomonie and for the past 20 years had been employed as a meat cutter at the Menomonie Locker Plant.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes; one son, Robert, Menomonie; three step-sons, James Knutson, Menomonie, William Knutson, Boyceville, Donald, Rosemount, Minn.; one step-daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Brantner, Mondovi; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert, Menomonie, Charles, Twin Falls, Ida.; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Rudiger, Menomonie.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur Vorhes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Oscar Peterson

Dunn County News, July 1967
Submitted by
Carol Severson

Oscar Peterson, 73, Rt. 4, Menomonie, died Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with Burial in River View Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Olson Funeral Home from Wednesday morning to 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon to 3 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, Rt. 4; one daughter Mrs. Glen Ziehme, Menomonie, two sons, William Peterson, Menomonie, David Peterson, Owatonna, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Orr, Mrs. Anna Hehli, Mrs. George Hehli, Mrs. Ruby Haggen, all of Eau Claire, Mrs. Chet Pap, Augusta; two brothers, Phillip Peterson, Eau Claire, John Peterson, Rt. 4, Menomonie; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Peterson was a lifelong resident of the Town of Dunn and a veteran of World War I.

Funeral Folder: Born January 13, 1894Died July 23, 1967 Military Honors. . Hosford-Chase Post No. 32 American Legion Pall bearers: Laverne Hehli, Robert Hehli, Gerald Orr, Ivan Orr, Donald Peterson, and Arvid Roswell

Mrs. Augusta Kaatz

Dunn County News, Mary 25, 1911

 

Submitted by Douglas Cotts

From The Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 25, 1911:

Mrs. Augusta Kaatz died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Wieman Monday, May 22, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 5 days. Mrs. Kaatz was born in Germany July 17, 1847, and was married in 1873. She has been a resident of Dunn Co. for about thirty years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. J. Meyers of Colfax, Mrs. Grundgrieper and Mrs. Emil Wieman of this city; and two sons, Fred of St. Paul and Emil who lives on the farm near Red Cedar; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Hess, Mrs. John Rudiger and Mrs. Fred Weber of North Menomonie and a brother in North McGregor.

The funeral will be held this afternoon from the German Luth. Church at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Schwartz officiating: Interment will be made in St. Paul's cemetery.

Notes: Her husband was Gottlieb Kaatz 1846-1945.
Her maiden name was Ferch.
Grace Cotts Hardell

Dunn County News, Feb. 3, 1965

 

Submitted by Douglas Cotts

Mrs. Grace Cotts Hardell, 59, died suddenly at her home at Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 27. Funeral services were held at her home Saturday, Jan. 30, with the Rev. Jessie T. Thomas of the Round Hill Community church officiating. Burial services and interment was at Osseo at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Mrs. Hardell was born in Menomonie, the daughter of Fred Cotts and Lena Olson Cotts, both deceased. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She was also a member of the Greenwich Woman's club, the Greenwich College Club and the Greenwich County Club.

Mrs. Hardell's mother and aunt, the late Clara T. Olson, operated the Peerless Grill in Menomonie from 1920 to 1937.

She is survived by her husband, C. William Hardell, vice president of Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., and a brother, Grant O. Cotts, New York City.

Grant O. Cotts was associated with The Dunn County News from 1916-1917 when he left to enter the navy in World War I. Mr. Cotts is now connected with the Long Island Daily Press of the Newhouse Chain of Publications. Her sister, Helen Cotts Bennett preceded her in death in July 1964. Another brother, Minor A. Cotts, died in 1961.

Notes: Minor A. Cotts died December 17, 1960.
Burial is at Levis Cemetery, Garfield Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin.
Lena O. Cotts

Dunn County News, May 16, 1935

Mrs. Lena O. Cotts, age 59, died Tuesday evening, May 14, at six o'clock at her home after an illness of several months. The funeral will be held Sunday at 9 a. m. from the Olson Funeral Home with Rev. G. H. R. Kershaw officiating, and at two o'clock at the Swedish Lutheran church near Osseo, with Rev. Bongfelt, Eau Claire, in charge of the services. Interment will be made at Osseo.

Mrs. Cotts was born Jan. 19, 1876 at Osseo, the daughter of O. B. Olson and Mathilda Olson. For the past 40 years she had made her home in Menomonie. She was associated in the business of the Peerless Grill with her sister, Miss Clara T. Olson, the last 15 years. She was married Sept. 22, 1899 to F. A. Cotts and to this union four children were born who survive. They are: Grant O., Woodbridge, N. J.; Minor A., New York City; Grace W., East Chicago, Ind.; and Helen M., Hartford. She also leaves three sisters, three brothers and her mother, who has made her home with her since the death of her father in 1920.

Note: Burial is at Levis Cemetery, Garfield Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin.
Miss Ida Kaatz

Dunn County News, April 8, 1915

Miss Ida Kaatz died at her home in Red Cedar Wednesday morning April 7, at the age of 34 years following an illness of two years.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Emil Wieman, Rev. J. H. Schwartz officiating. Interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery in this city.

She is survived by her father, Gottlieb Kaatz, of the town of Red Cedar; three sisters, Mrs. Frank B. Meyers of Colfax, Mrs. Ed Grundgriper and Mrs. Emil Wieman of this city, and two brothers, Fred Kaatz of St. Paul and Emil Kaatz of Red Cedar.

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