Dunn County Obituaries
March 2000

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E. Gladys Schroeder

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, A6

[See Feb. 27 Obituary]

E. Gladys Schroeder, 88, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Gladys was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Mohall, N.D., the daughter of Fremont and Gertrude (Porter) Foster. She lived there until she was 4 years old. Gladys then moved with her family to the Menomonie area.
     They lived in Cedar Falls for several years before moving to Menomonie. Gladys attended Cedar Falls Grade School, Menomonie High School, and later received her teaching degree from Dunn County Normal. Gladys taught in rural schools in the Menomonie area for several years.
     She married Gordon Schroeder on May 13, 1933, in Menomonie. They made their home in Menomonie except for six years they resided in Pepin. Gladys spent 13 years wintering in Mesa, Ariz., after Gordon’s death in 1977. Gladys resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center the last four years.
     Gladys loved music and enjoyed telling stories.
     She is survived by a grandson, Kenneth G. (Chris) Schroeder and family of Enumclaw, Wash.; a brother, Roy (Ann) Foster of Bristol, Va.; and other relatives and friends.
     Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gordon, and a brother, Lyle Foster.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Falls Cemetery.
     The family prefers memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.
Marie M. Raehsler

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, A6

 

Marie M. Raehsler 85, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Marie Margaret Orth was born June 14, 1916, in Marathon County to George and Anna (Domer) Orth.
     Marie worked as a baker at the Hattie Maxwell Restaurant in Menomonie. She loved baking and canning, and giving these things away. She also enjoyed music and dancing, gardening and doing crafts.
     On March 5, 1995, Marie became an active member of the Menomonie Alliance Church and was baptized by immersion to demonstrate outwardly the wonderful work the Lord Jesus Christ had done in her heart and life.
     She is survived by two sons, Joseph Bramucker (Donna Smith) and Kevin (Jodi) Raehsler; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim) Borgeson, Jeremy Bramucker, and Stephanie, Nicholas and Brandon Raehsler; two great-grandchildren, Cody Lee and Taylor Jon Borgeson; two sisters, Marjorie and Ermine; one brother, Raymond (Evelyn); and a host of other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Myron; her husband, Francis; a grandson, Chad; and two brothers-in-law, Roy and Ernie.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will take place in the spring.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.
Antonie Erickson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, A6

Antonie “Nettie” Erickson, 84, of Prairie Farm, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.
     Nettie was born Feb. 21, 1916, in Prairie Farm to Alfred and Annie (Stovern) Christenson. She was raised and lived in the Prairie Farm area all of her life. On March 24, 1945, she was married to Melvin Erickson in Prairie Farm and they farmed in the Town of New Haven for many years.
     Nettie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was a member of West Akers Lutheran Church and active with the Ladies Aid and Bethany Circle.
     She is survived by her husband, Melvin of Prairie Farm; a daughter, Barbara (Bob) Eggleston of Cameron; three grandchildren, Kelly (Mark) Hoff of Prairie Farm, and Lori Exner and Stacy Eggleston, both of Menomonie; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell and McKylie Hoff and Jaden Exner; a brother, Adolph (Evelyn) Christenson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Nettie was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Lawrence, Arthur and Bert Christenson; and two sisters, Agnes Lindemer and Mabel Christenson.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, from West Akers Lutheran Church in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, with the Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.
Allan R. Peterson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, A6

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Allan R. Peterson, 74, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born May 12, 1925, in Elk Mound to Alfred and Cora (Blodgett) Peterson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
     Allan married Louise Wisemiller in 1957 in Boyceville. He worked at the post office in Elk Mound, retiring as postmaster in 1980.
     Allan was an active member of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, serving on the Church Council and as church treasurer. He was also a member of the church choir and taught Sunday School.
     Allan played in the Ludington Guard Band for years and was a volunteer for the Elk Mound Fire Department. He also enjoyed riding motorcycle, square dancing, camping, traveling and gardening.
     Allan is survived by his wife, Louise Peterson; two daughters and one son, Kimberly (Mark) Suess and Andy (Kathy) Peterson, both of Elk Mound, and Abby (Rob) Henson of Minong; seven grandchildren, Samuel, Kerry, Marty and Marissa Suess, Lauren and Ali Peterson, and Anna Henson; two brothers and one sister, Eunice Gavin of Altoona, Robert (Lita) Peterson of Oostburg, and Jerome (Carol) Peterson of Onsted, Mich.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jon Allan; one brother, Leslie; and two sisters, Delores Resh and Bess Austin.
     A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Dean Brockmeier officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.    
Herbert B. Larsen

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, A6-A13

 

Herbert B. Larsen, 96, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Grant Medical Center.
     He was an industrial arts teacher at Harding Junior High School in Lakewood, Ohio, retiring after 42 years. He was a longtime resident of Bay Village, Ohio, and a member of Our Savior’s Rocky River Lutheran Church, the Old Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, the German Village Society, and the Scandinavian Club.
     Herbert is survived by his wife of 72 years, Clara M. (Koolmo) Larsen; a daughter and son-in-law, Lenora Mae Larsen and John P. Habenicht of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Sue Horton Larsen of Columbus; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edith Schreiber, Thelma Williams and Adeline Reinhardt; and other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in his memory to the Rose of Concern Fund, Lutheran Village of Columbus, 935 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling local arrangements.
Betty Lake Block
Dunn County News, Sunday, March 5, 2000, A6
Betty Lake Block, 77, of Cameron, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Dallas to David and Nora (Anderson) Lake. She attended school in Dallas and Prairie Farm. On March 30, 1942, she married Fred Block in Center City, Minn.
     After farming east of Cameron for several years, they moved to Rice Lake and then to Barron. They also resided in the Boyceville, Hudson and Elk Mound areas. They retired back to the Cameron area in 1984, and had lived there since.
     She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cameron. She enjoyed her work at the church, quilting, and making banners. She loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
     She is survived by her husband, Fred Block of Cameron; two sons, Rick Block of Minneapolis, Minn., and David (Cathy) Block of Boyceville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, David Lake of Minnetonka, Minn.; and two sisters, Norma Hein of Minneapolis and Maxine Amundson of Baldwin.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, LaVeeda Lake. Funeral services were Saturday, March 4, 2000, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cameron with the Rev. James Vanek officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Cameron.
     Arrangements were handled by Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.
Virgil B. Krogstad

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 5, 2000, A6

Virgil (Brunn) Krogstad, 82, of Waukesha, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000. Born Oct. 11, 1917, in Menomonie.
     Beloved wife of the late, Clyde. Dear mother of Melva (John) Husby of River Falls, Lois (Wayne) Hammelman of Oak Creek, and Linda (Leland) Schmeckpeper of Waukesha. Loving grandmother of Jody (Mike) Mulhollam, Tim, Tammy and Jeff Husby, Pam Ames, Randy Hammelman, Michele and Jason Schmeckpeper. Great-grandmother of Heather (Ryan) Vasser and Tyler. Great-great-grandmother of Alexis Vasser. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Wallace (Irene) Brunn, Elenora Wedam, Harlan Brunn, Lloyd (Betty) Brunn and Lucille (Ed) Hovland. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
     Private family services are being held.
     Church and Chapel Funeral Service of Milwaukee and Waukesha is serving the family.
John J. Ney

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 5, 2000, A6

John J. Ney, 80, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     John was born June 11, 1919, to Frank and Mary (Cramer) Ney and grew up in the Menomonie area. John graduated from Menomonie High School and attended Stout Institute. He married Virginia Nelson of Menomonie on Sept. 1, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
     John served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 as a Sergeant in Company 1 of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division, in the European Theater of WWII. He fought in campaigns in Rhineland and Central Europe. John received the EAME Theater Ribbon with two Bronze stars.
     After the service, John returned to Menomonie and worked for the Presto Co. in Eau Claire. In 1960, John and Virginia and two children moved to Kenosha, where he worked as a precision machinist at American Motors for 20 years. In 1981, they returned to Menomonie to be closer to his family and friends. In addition to his family and work, John enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, bowling and golf.
     John is survived by his children, John (Cathy) Ney, Jr., of Blacksburg, Va., and Barbara (Charles Harding) Morin of Chicago; three grandchildren, John Peter and Amy Ney and Rebekah Morin; a sister, Mary Ney of Menomonie; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Willis and Carol Koepnick of Menomonie.
     He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia, in 1996; two sisters and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Michael P. Wolff

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 5, 2000, A6

Michael P. Wolff, 17, of Boyceville, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
     Michael was born March 21, 1982, in Fairmont, Minn., to Brian and Candace (Darnell) Wolff. Michael was active in football and basketball. He was a member of the Boyceville FFA, FBLA, the yearbook staff, office aid and St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Michael had applied for the Art Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., for studies in the Culinary Arts.
     Michael is survived by his parents, Brian and Candace Wolff of Boyceville; a brother and two sisters, Steven, Shana and Jenna Wolff, all of Boyceville; paternal grandparents, Frederick and Dolores Wolff of Winnebago, Minn.; aunts and uncles, Elgene (Jan) Darnell of Maple Grove, Minn., Verleen Darnell of Grand Blanc, Mich., Gaylen (Cindy) Darnell of Fairmont, Minn., Sharon Wolff of Pipestone, Minn., Duane (Jean) Wolff of Winnebago, Minn., Deb (Roger) Claeys of Winnebago, Minn., Nancy (Pat) Adams of Eagle Lake, Minn., Mary Kay (Craig) Megard of Mankato, Minn., Adrian Wolff of Blue Earth, Minn., and Barbara Wolff and fiance Dave Walsh of Minneapolis, Minn. Further survived by many relatives and friends.
     Michael is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clarence “Stub” and Genevieve Darnell, and one cousin, Melissa Wolff.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2000, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Boyceville, with Father Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. today (Sunday).
     Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Winnie F. Dake

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 8, 2000, A6

Winnie F. Dake, 92, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Winnie was born Nov. 8, 1907, in Viola to Alfred and Elizabeth (Struthers) Dake. Winnie grew up in the La Crosse area, graduating from La Crosse Central High School with honors and La Crosse State Teachers College. In 1942, she received her master’s degree in education from Northwestern University. She also received a degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin. Winnie taught school in Fairchild and Wilmot. Her teaching career was interrupted by a six-year tour of duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II.
     She entered officers’ training in 1943 and served in New Orleans, La.; Norman, Okla.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Corpus Christi, Texas. She retired as a lieutenant. Winnie left the service in 1949 and re-entered the education field. She served as librarian at Marshfield Junior High School until she retired in 1973. She moved to Menomonie to be closer to her sister, Miriam McKay, and remained here the rest of her life.
     She is survived by her sister, Miriam McKay of Menomonie; two nephews, Robert McKay of Menomonie and Richard (Darlene) Ammerman of Holmen; two nieces, Lois (Arland) Tollefson of Texas and Joyce Spence of Tomah; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob McDougall officiating. Burial was Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in the Viola Cemetery in Viola with the Rev. Joseph Adams officiating.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Vance E. Shipman

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Vance E. Shipman, 52, 1360 89th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home in Florida.
     Memorial services were held Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Poland officiating. Inurnment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to Hospice of Florida Sun Coast, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770, in Vance’s name.
     Vance was born July 29, 1947, the son of Carroll and Gladys (Johnson) Shipman in Mason City, Iowa. While attending high school, Vance was active in sports, especially wrestling, in which he advanced to the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament as a senior. He graduated from Mason City High School in the class of 1965. Following high school, Vance attended Drake University, graduating in 1969.
     On April 18, 1992, Vance was united in marriage to Jeanie Nystrom at the SurfBall Room in Clear Lake, Iowa.
     Vance was a human resources director for several different companies, including Myrtle Werth Hospital (Memorial), Menomonie; ITT Life Insurance, Eau Claire; and Ellerbe Beckett Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. In 1992, Vance moved to Florida where he was employed by Precision Systems Inc., a division of Qwest Communications, St. Petersburg.
     Vance enjoyed hunting pheasants and going on fishing trips to Canada. He always said, “You only have a finite number of fishing trips.” Vance took great pleasures in sailing, summers in Clear Lake, Iowa, and sunsets on the Gulf. He was a member of Winslow Lewis Lodge 125 of Osseo, Minn., the Scottish Rite, and the Zurah Shrine.
     Those thankful for having shared in Vance’s life include his wife Jeanie of St. Petersburg; one son, Carrol E. Shipman III, and his wife Lori of Philadephia, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Angela Smith of Miami, Fla., two stepsons, Scott Smith, and his wife Jill of Indianapolis, Ind., and Brad Smith and his wife Leslie of Clearwater, Fla; mother, Gladys Shipman of Mason City; one sister, Shirley Olson, and her husband Roger of Pella, Iowa; one brother, Scott Shipman, and his wife Teri of Mason City; three grandchildren, Cole, Nick and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.
     Mr. Shipman was preceded in death by his grandparents; father Carroll in 1997; and one brother, Carroll Shipman II.
     Fullerton Funeral Home in Mason City was in charge of arrangements.
Donald C. Bertelson

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Donald C. Bertelson, 70, of Downsville died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Don was born June 22, 1929 in the Town of Dunn to William and Ethel (Johnson) Bertelson. After graduating from Durand High School in 1947, Don moved to Racine where he worked for the J.I. Case Company. He served with the U.S. Air Force for two years as a radar operator in Bangor, Maine. After his military service, Don returned to Racine and worked for J.I. Case Company until his retirement in 1982.
     On Sept. 12, 1953, Don married the former Arlene Brinkmann in Racine where the couple lived until his retirement when they returned to Downsville. Don was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie; he also enjoyed hunting.
     Don is survived by his brother, Leonard (Betty) Bertelson of Menomonie; five nieces and nephews, Diane Stevens of Stillwater, Minn; Rita (Randy) Smith of Menomonie; David Bertelson of Eau Claire; and David Bertelson and Kurt (Debbie) Bertelson, both of Waukesha; great-nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends.
     Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Arlene in April 1999, and a brother, George.
     Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn with a Flag Presentation by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.
Harold E. Evenson

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Harold E. Evenson, 94, of Menomonie died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Ambassador Manor Nursing Home in Tulsa, OK.
     Harold was born Nov. 7, 1905 in Rio to Hans and Emma (Hegna) Evenson. He moved with his family to Rice Lake where he grew up and attended school.
     Harold worked as a milk tester before serving in the U.S. Army during WW II. On June 8, 1945, he married the former Florence Johnson in Boyceville.
     Harold attend Technical School in Eau Claire to become an electrician and owned an electrical business in Menomonie for many years.
     He was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, teaching Sunday School and the Bethel Bible Study. He was in charge of the Stewardship Program and leader of the Shepherding Program. He also served on call committees and in the general leadership of the congregation.
     In addition to his church activities, Harold loved gardening, ice fishing and doing crossword puzzles. Since August, 1999, he lived with his daughter in Oklahoma.
     Harold is survived by his daughter Sue (Donald) Martin of Jenks, Okla; four grandchildren, Donna Townes of Glenpool, Okla., Jeff Martin of Broken Arrow, Okla., Todd Martin of Philadelphia, Penn., Sarah (Dale) Hirschman of Weatherford, Okla.; 11 great-grandchildren, Amy, Amber, Amanda, Angela, Buddy Dale and Brent Townes, Lauren, Samantha and Morgan Martin, Rachel and Rebekah Hirschman; three great-great grandchildren, Austin, Alexis and Christopher Townes; a sister, Hazel Hageseth of Elk River, Minn., and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Florence in 1986, and several brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mikkelson and Rev. Dan Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville with Military Honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Marvel J. Styer

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Marvel J. Styer, 72, of Menomonie died on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Marvel was born on September 5, 1927 and raised in Menomonie. She was the daughter of Roy and Beatrice (Harrington) Larson. Marvel graduated from Menomonie High School in 1945.
     She worked at the Bank of Menomonie; she married Bernard Styer on Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. Following her marriage, Marvel continued to work at the Bank of Menomonie until she became Deputy County Clerk for Dunn County, a position she held for 30 years before retiring in 1987.
     During her retirement, Marvel enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
     She is survived by her husband Bernard; two sons, Thomas (Patsy) Styer of Menomonie and Michael (Nancy) Styer of Newark, Ohio; two grandchildren, Heidi and Brett Styer, both of Menomonie; two sisters, Ruth Hendrikson of Menomonie and Dorothy Larson of Wisconsin Rapids; and many special nieces and nephews.
     Her parents precede her in death.
     Private family services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Froehn Cemetery, rural Menomonie.
Lillian M. Buckley

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Lillian M. Buckley, 84, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     The former Lillian Draeger was born Feb. 6, 1916, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, the oldest daughter of Fred and Olga (Johnson) Draeger. Lillian was baptized on Dec. 13, 1916, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and later confirmed by Rev. John M. Wirth at Peace Lutheran Church.
     Lillian attended Roach rural elementary school, graduated from Menomonie High School on June 19, 1934, and Dunn County Normal Teachers College in 1935. She then taught five years in Dunn County rural schools until her marriage to Leonard Buckley on June 22, 1940. Four of those years she taught at Clack School in the Boyceville area, and one year at Ney School in the Menomonie area.
     For several years she served as 4-H leader of Blanchard 4-H Club. As a member of Peace Lutheran Church she taught Sunday School for a few years, belonged to the Priscilla Circle and was a member of the Executive Board of Peace Lutheran Church Women for several terms. She was also a member of Sherman Ladies Aide.
     Lillian and her husband lived in the City of Menomonie until 1945, when they purchased a farm, where they resided until 1968. Once again they moved to the City of Menomonie and Lillian worked as assistant to the Dunn County Red Cross director from 1972-77, and served as director from 1977-88.
     You’ll always be in our hearts. We love and miss you.
     Lillian is survived by two children, Thomas Buckley and Marcia (David) Oas, both of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Jeff (Toni) Oas of Menomonie, Cheryl (Brandon) Uffelman of LaCrescent, Minn., and Traylen and Raquel Buckley, both of Eau Claire; five great-grandchildren, Berklee and D.J. Oas, Brady and Logan Uffelman, and Noah Goodman; two sisters, Betty (John) Trainor of Menomonie and Frances (James) Delia of St. Paul, Minn., and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Earl Draeger.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church an hour prior to the service on Monday.
Anna (Mitchell) Dahl

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Anna (Mitchell) Dahl passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home in Eau Claire.
     Memorial services were held Saturday, March 11, at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.
     She is survived by her husband, Morris Dahl; three children, Susan (Chuck) Ouimette of Hazelhurst, Sandy Patten of Eau Claire and James (Laurie) Dahl of Woodinville, Wash.; one sister, Franny Evaska of Menomonie; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Olga Mitchell, and two brothers, William (Robert) and James (Bud) Mitchell.
Steven A. Nelson

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Steven A. Nelson, 42, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
     Steven was born July 4, 1957, in San Fernando, Calif., to Arthur and LaVonne (Utphall) Nelson, Jr. He was baptized on Oct. 25, 1959, at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie. Confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville.
     Steven graduated in 1975 from Boyceville High School, he later served in the U.S. Navy until 1977. Steven Married Darlene Olson on Sept. 8, 1979, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville.
     At age 16, Steven was hauling milk. In 1979, he started his own milk hauling business.
     Steven is survived by his wife, Darlene Nelson of Boyceville; three children, Curt, Natalie and Keith Nelson, all of Boyceville; mother, LaVonne Bodette and husband Pete of Dennison, Minn.; two sisters and two brothers, Susan Rasmussen and husband David of New London, Sandra Dotseth and husband Brian of Boyceville, Michael Nelson and wife Barbara of Boyceville, and Patrick Nelson and wife Sara of Spring Valley; grandfather, Arthur Nelson, Sr., of Glenwood City; grandmother, Martha Bible of Boyceville; father and mother-in-law, Wareen and Carol Olson of Boyceville; sister-in-law, Diane Helland and husband Kelly of Boyceville; brother-in-law, Steve Olson and wife Angie of Boyceville; several nieces and nephews, Ashley and Eric Rasmussen, Kyle and Kayla Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Colby and Jake Dotseth, and Rachel Helland; further survived by other relatives and friends.
     Steven is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Nelson, Jr., and grandmother Gladys Nelson.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville, the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Creek Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.
Shelley J. Kellogg

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 12, 2000, A6

Shelley J. Kellogg, nee Everts, 41, of Converse, Tex., formerly Star Prairie, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Tex.
     Shelley was born July 2, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Ronald “Bud” and Lael Jean (Harris) Everts. Shelley graduated from New Richmond High School in 1976. She attended the Inver Hill Junior College from 1976-78. Shelley was employed at a law firm in the Twin Cities from 1978-80.
     Shelley married Donald Kellogg on Dec. 20, 1980, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie. They lived on several different Air Force bases in the U.S., but spent the past three years in Converse, Tex. Shelley was active in the Girl Scouts, church groups and the Officers Wives Club.
     Shelley is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Donald Kellogg of Converse, Tex.; daughter Pam Kellogg of Converse, Tex.; mother Lael Jean Everts of Star Prairie; two sisters, Susan Berge and husband Burt of Rochester, Minn., and Gail Everts of Menomonie; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
     Shelley is preceded in death by her father, Ronald; an infant sister, and maternal grandparents, Arthur and Agnes Harris.
     Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today (Sunday, March 12, 2000) at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie, with Rev. Carla Grabanski officiating. Burial will be in Milltown Cemetery in Milltown at a later date. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday).
     Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
     Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling the arrangements.
Thomas G. Tylee

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, A6

     Thomas G. Tylee, 86, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Tom was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Denver, Colo., the son of Albert and Lulu (Cantrel) Tylee. He moved with his family to the Weston area of Dunn County. Tom grew up in the Menomonie area, and graduated form Menomonie High School in 1933.
     Tom began working for S.P. Elliot Apiary in Menomonie during high school. He married Irene Lauber on Nov. 24, 1936, in Menomonie at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Along with working in the Apiary business, Tom was also a volunteer fireman and scuba diver. He also worked at Crescent Creamery and Rudiger’s Appliance Store.
     In 1952, Tom purchased the S.P. Elliot Apiary business and operated it until he retired in 1975. During this time, Tom served on the Board of Directors for the Sioux Bee Honey Association in Sioux City, Ia., for 15 years.
     Tom is survived by his wife, Irene; two sons, Richard (Tina) of Menomonie and Jerry of Star Prairie; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene (Marjorie) of Boyceville, and a sister-in-law, Muriel Tylee of Menomonie.
     His parents; a daughter-in-law, Mary Tylee, and one brother, Robert, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.    
Stephen D. Leohner

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

 Stephen D. Leohner, 47, of Arlington, Tex., (formerly of Menomonie) died on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at his home in Arlington.
     Steve was born Jan. 27, 1953, in Lewisberg, Penn. He was the son of Donald and Lois (Lockwood) Leohner. He moved with his family to Corpus Christi, Tex., and lived there for eight years. They moved back to Pennsylvania before moving with his family to Menomonie in 1967.
     Steve graduated from Menomonie High School in 1972 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps. After the service, he worked for Bell Helicopter for 15 years, working and living in South America. In 1996, he moved to Dallas and was currently working for Dallas Airmotive, another helicopter company. Steve enjoyed working for these companies and traveling to different countries.
     Steve is survived by two daughters, Ella and Abigail Leohner of Woodbury, Minn.; his father, Donald Leohner of Menomonie; a sister, Bonnie (Larry) Asher of Menomonie; two brothers, David (Nancy) of Elmwood and Jeff (Lori) of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.
     He is preceded in death by his mother, Lois, in 1996.
     Steve will be sadly missed by all who loved him and the Dallas Cowboys.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a prayer service by Rev. Jo-Ann Wendt. Burial will be at a later date in the Ford Cemetery, Township of Menomonie.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.
Geraldine Mary Clark

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

Geraldine Mary Clark, 76, of Roseburg, Ore., passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home.
     Geraldine was born on May 31, 1923 to Edwin and Edna (Denning) Schlough in Menomonie. She served as a WAC during WW II where she worked as a stenographer and attained the rank of sergeant.
     On June 22, 1946, Geraldine married Orville Clark in Menomonie. The couple moved from Menomonie to California in 1955 and then to Roseburg, Ore., in 1989.
     Geraldine enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and writing letters. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the DAV.
     She is survived by her husband, Orville Clark of Roseburg; sons, Robert Clark of Corona, Calif.; Thomas (Colleen) Clark of Castro Valley, Calif.; Richard (Elizabeth) Clark of Roseburg; daughters, Jean Clark of Colorado Springs; Patricia (Peter) Huboi of Aptos, Calif.; Mary (Greg) Thornton of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; four brothers, Jerome Schlough and Larry Schlough, both of Menomonie; Rich Schlough of Middleton; Bill Schlough of Greenwood; two sisters, Eleanor Lee of LaCrosse; Lorraine Molner of Chippewa Falls; grandchildren, Paula, April, Eric, Christine, Tyler, Brennan, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jessica.
     Geraldine is preceded in death by her son, James Clark, in 1990, and a brother, John Schlough.
     Geraldine was the caring rock of the family and she will be greatly missed.
     A memorial Mass was held on March 17, 2000 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roseburg. Private cremation rites have been held.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mrs. Clark’s memory to either Mercy Hospice, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, or to the American Cancer Society. These may be left at the services or at Long and Shukle Memorial Chapel who is in charge of arrangements.
Aubrey A. Drescher

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

  Aubrey A. Drescher, 89, died of a stroke on Feb. 26, 2000. He was born on December 5, 1910 in Fennimore to Fred and Clara Drescher.
     Educated in the public schools, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in botany and taught high school science for seven years. It was there that he met Idell Engh, also a teacher. The two were married in 1941 while Aubrey was in medical school. He graduated in 1943 and entered the Army Medical Corps.
     Aubrey’s unit landed in France soon after D-Day and remained just behind the front lines until the end of the war. He returned to Wisconsin after the war to start a family and begin his career as a small-town doctor.
     With two other physicians, Aubrey founded a clinic, the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie, which grew in size and stature over the years, ultimately becoming part of the Mayo Clinic Health System.
     Following a year of semi-retirement in Door County and Bella Vista, Ark., he fully retired from the practice of medicine in 1984 and moved with Idell to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, near two of his three sons, two daughters-in-law, and grandson, he began a second career as a bon vivant to his family and to his friends, and to all and any strangers who wandered into his conversational reach.
     His curiosity about life was unabated. No longer probing for symptoms and evidence of illness or disease, he probed people for their opinions, their stories, their passions; he probed books for facts and explanations; he probed the way things worked to see if he could make them work better.
     He loved opening his atlas, ever near to his side, to place an event, a people, or a story somewhere on this earth.
     Aubrey was a lifelong golfer and spring, especially in his retirement years, meant the start of a new year of wide open spaces, challenging shots, the elusive birdie - and plenty of good camaraderie.
     Aubrey was enchanted with the small pleasures of his life, so that the pains, frustrations and losses of his old age had little hold on him. Until the last, he was a sweet and beautiful man.
     His wife, Idell, preceded him in death five years ago. He is survived by his three sons, Stuart, Jeffrey, and Greg; his daughters-in-law, Lauren and Bridget; and his grandson, Dylan.
     Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 29 at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church.
     Correspondence can be addressed to 1649 Blaine Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105.
Eleanor C. Feeney

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

    Eleanor C. Feeney, 79, of Elk Mound died on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at her home in Elk Mound.
     Eleanor was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Eau Claire. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Stopher) Hagmann. Eleanor grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Central High School. She married Joseph Feeney on May 30, 1941, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eau Claire.
     After marriage, the couple resided in Eau Claire until they moved to Elk Mound in 1950 where Eleanor and Joe raised 13 children.
     Eleanor was active in the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound. She was a Scouting leader, did volunteer work at Elk Mound Elementary School, and loved doing craftwork.
     Eleanor is survived by five sons, Michael (Joan) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Daniel of Santa Barbara, Calif.; John (Ann) of Madison; Jerome (Janet) of Elk Mound; Joseph, Jr. (Deborah) of Menomonie; seven daughters, Sr. Ruth Feeney, OSB of Eau Claire; Margaret (Robert) Boyd of Galesville; Paulette (Greg) Seefeldt of Altoona; Marion (Robert) Standard and RoseMary Feeney all of Elk Mound; Joanne (Ronald) Komro of Durand; Jean Feeney (special friend Kathy Hurt) of St. Paul, Minn., 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lawrence, Norbert and Richard Hagmann all of Eau Claire; two sisters, Bernice Kassing and Marie Steubing both of Eau Claire.
     She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, Sr. in 1998, a son Ronald, a daughter-in-law Caroline Feeney, a granddaughter Heather Boyd, three brothers, Alfred, Arthur and Rev. James.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound, with Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a prayer service at 7p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
     In lieu of flowers, the family prefers either Mass Intentions or memorials to St. Bede Monastery in Eau Claire.
Selmer ‘Sam’ R. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

    Selmer “Sam” R. Olson, 84, of Colfax, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital, Menomonie.
     He was born July 3, 1915, to Ole and Ella (Eaton) Olson near Norton in Tainter Township. He was employed by Olaf Strand as a milk hauler, served five years in the U.S. Army stationed in the Philippines during WWII, and after the service he worked at the Colfax Creamery.
     He married Ona Johns on Aug. 16, 1947, in Elk Mound. They lived in Colfax until 1951, them moved to Hudson. He was employed at the Hudson Public Library, Hudson High School, St. Croix County Courthouse and Bethel Lutheran Church. He retired in 1978 and then moved back to Colfax.
     He was a member of Colfax Lutheran Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Ona Olson of Colfax; children, Nancy (Wayne) Quilling of Menomonie; Bonnie (Doug) Zahler of Hudson; Alicia (Carroll) Wahl of Montgomery, Ill., and Roger (Gayle) Martinson of Laurel, Md.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond (Jean) Olson of Chippewa Falls, and sisters Bertha Brettingen of Eau Claire, Phyllis Williams of Colfax and Helen (Richard) Haley of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
     He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bessie Christianson and Violet Iverson, and two brothers, Garfield and Delbert Olson.
     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, at Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Colfax.

     Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, at the Sampson Funeral Chapel, Colfax, and one hour before the service Friday at the church.
Alice O. Flint

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

  Alice O. Flint, 87, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her home.
     The former Alice O. Staverlok was born May 25, 1912, in Menomonie to Lars and Mollie (Mickelson) Staverlok. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1929 and from Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire in 1932. In 1933, she married Robert R. Babcock. After his death in 1968, she married Joseph Flint in 1975 in St. Louis, Mo.
     Alice worked in nursing many years, the last 20 as supervisor of OB-GYN at Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis. She was a charter member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After her married to Joseph Flint, she returned to Menomonie, where she became a member of the Federated Woman’s Club.
     Alice is survived by her son, Robert G. (Dee) Babcock of Pleasant Prairie; grandchildren Barbara Carlson of Pleasant Prairie and Robert J. (Danni) Babcock of Illinois; a step-daughter, the former Mary Flint, a step-son, Fred Flint, and seven step-grandchildren, all of Menomonie.
     A memorial services was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial of the cremainds will be in Sunset Burial Park in St. Louis, Mo., at a later date.
     Friends called at the funeral home an hour prior to the service on Saturday.
James R. Miller

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

    James R. Miller, 75, of E5786 430th Ave., Menomonie, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie following a stroke.
     He was born in Menomonie on July 21, 1924, to George and Lulu (Beguhn) Miller. He graduated from Menomonie High School. Jim farmed in the Town of Red Cedar, the farm on which he was raised. He was married to Delores Behling on Oct. 19, 1951. Jim was active in 4-H and served on the church council.
     Survivors include his wife, Delores (Behling); two sons, Roger (Stacy Steinmeyer and her son, Kyle) of Menomonie, and Jeffery (Sandra Peterson) of Hudson; a daughter, Sandra of Menomonie; grandson, Matthew of St. Paul; two brothers, Kenneth (LuAnn) and Ralph (Joanne), both of Eau Claire; sisters-in-law, Geraldine A., Geraldine E. and Rita, all of Eau Claire, Glory Ann of Menomonie, Joan (Harold) Rankenburg of Millville, Minn., and Betty (Everett) Schlytter of San Leandro, Calif.; brother-in-law, Alfred Behling, Jr. (Betty) of Northfield, Minn,; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mae; and four brothers, Lloyd, Robert, Buddy and Lyle.
     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie, with Pastors John Mikkelson and Dan Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.
     Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Marguerte (Molitor) Mc Kee

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2000, A6

     Marguerte Mc Kee, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2000, in Wausau.
     She was born Jan. 31, 1915, to William and Elizabeth (Remel) Molitor in Menomonie.
     She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Menomonie High School and Stout University. Marguerte married Hartman J. Mc Kee. He was employed by the government and they lived in many places before permanently residing in Wausau.
     She is survived by her sister, Bernice Reppe of Menomonie; two nephews, William O. (Marge) Reppe of Menomonie and Eugene D. Reppe of Sherman Oaks, Calif, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
     She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
     A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Michaels Church in Wausau, with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Menomonie.
Nona Jean Post

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, A6

     Nona Jean Post, 44, of Hersey, died and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2000. She died at her home after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer.
     Nona was born May 1, 1955, in Menomonie, the daughter of Donald and Eileen (Timm) Finder. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church and presently was attending Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson.
     Nona grew up in Knapp and attended the Knapp State Grade School. She attended Menomonie High School, graduating with the class of 1973. She worked at Indianhead Motor Plaza restaurant at Wilson and for Brad Regan Tire Co. in Virginia, Minn.
     On April 11, 1981, she married George Post at Peace Lutheran in Menomonie. They were blessed with two children, Amanda and George IV. She lived all her married life in Hersey.
     Nona enjoyed canning, cooking and baking, and working outdoors gardening and taking care of the lawn. She was a wonderful wife and mother and loved her family and the Lord.
     Survivors include her husband, George; her children, Amanda and George; her father, Donald Finder; three sisters and two brothers, Shirley (Wayne) Rostamo of Knapp, Judy (Gene) Johnson of Menomonie, Sharon (Donald) Spielman of Woodville, Ken (Pam) Finder of Knapp, and Kevin Finder of Knapp; one brother-in-law, Wiley Post; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Thomas of Knapp and Sharolyn Post of Knapp; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends.
     Preceding her in death were her grandparents and her mother, Eileen Finder.
     Funeral services were Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Wilson Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, with the Rev. Michael Main officiating. Music was provided by organist Audrey Menter and vocalists Pastor Dan and Cara Mook. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery, rural Menomonie.

     Bearers were Troy Thomas, David Thomas, Dan Thomas, John Johnson, Tony Finder and Jason Spielman. Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Frances M. Guenther

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, A6

     Frances M. Guenther, 90, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     The former Frances Mary Martha Behling was born Sept. 1, 1909, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Mittelstadt) Behling. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
     Frances attended Peck Country School in the Town of Stanton. She later worked at Lakeside Aluminum Plant, Paramount Cleaners and the Menomonie Dye House.
     She was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting in her leisure time.
     Frances is survived by her daughter, Lois (Junior) Dahms of Menomonie; a son-in-law, John Fizel of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Phyllis Fizel; two brothers, Arthur and Leonard Behling; and one sister, Myrtle Hellendrung.
     Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Leo N. Kadinger

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 26, 2000, A6

    Leo N. Kadinger, 85, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at his home with hospice.
     Leo was born Jan. 25, 1914, in Campbellsport to Nicholas Kadinger and Mary (Reimer) Kadinger, the 13th of 14 children. He moved with his family at age six to Dunnville.
     He owned and operated a dairy farm west of Menomonie, was the foreman of a construction company, and was known for his carpentry skills.
     Leo married Maybell Krogstad on Sept. 3, 1936.
     Leo is survived by his wife, Maybell; one son, Leo Jr. (LaWanda); five daughters, Donna Donaldson of Fort Collins, Colo., Yvonne Vaughn of Loveland, Colo., Janet (Chuck) Wheeler of Mobile, Ala., Carole Jean Kadinger, Ph.D., of Fort Collins, and Betty (Jim) Pinch of Menomonie; one brother, Frank Kadinger of Kewaskum; three sisters, Angeline Sol of Menomonie, Agnes Schumacher of Little Chute, and Bernetta Probst of River Falls; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
     Leo was loved by all and will be sadly missed.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
     Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. today (Sunday, March 26, 2000) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Leo’s grandson, Aaron Wallace, officiating.
     Friends may call an hour before the service today (Sunday) at the funeral home.
Melanie A. Clarken

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 26, 2000, A6

    Melanie A. Clarken, 28, of Willmar, Minn., died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., following a two-month hospitalization for abdominal infection.
     Melanie Ann Clarken was born Oct. 16, 1971, in Willmar, Minn., to Steven and Darlene K. (Vinar) Clarken. She was raised in Willmar and attended Willmar Public Schools, graduating in 1993. Since her graduation, Melanie has worked at West Central Industries in Willmar.
     She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar and also enjoyed music, dancing and shopping.
     At the age of 15, Melanie experienced kidney failure and has received two transplants. Because of the vast infections she had now, she was unable to donate any of her organs, which she would liked to have been able to do. Melanie will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Melanie is survived by her parents, Steven and Darlene Clarken of Boyceville; a sister, Tracy Clarken of Boyceville; maternal grandmother, Josephine Vinar of Olivia, Minn.; paternal grandmother, Ruth Clarken of Lamberton, Minn.; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Raymond Vinar, and her paternal grandfather, Melvin Clarken.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church an hour before the service on Tuesday.
Merton W. Kulbeck

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 26, 2000, A6

     Merton W. Kulbeck, 89, of Dallas, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Barron Medical Center.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Dallas Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Rachael O’Mera officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Dallas.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and at the church an hour prior to the service on Thursday.    
Irene J. Cockeram

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, A6

  Irene J. Cockeram, 82, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her home.
     The former Irene Josephine Moen was born Oct. 3, 1917, in the Town of Colfax, Dunn County, to William and Myrtle (Larson) Moen. She was raised in the Running Valley area near Colfax and graduated in 1935 from Colfax High School.
     Irene married Herbert G. Cockeram on Nov. 15, 1941, in Colfax. They lived in Colfax for a few years until moving to Menomonie, where Irene was both homemaker and loving mother.
     She was a member of the United Methodist Church, taught Sunday School, and was a church circle member. She was also a member of the Dunn County Homemakers. Irene loved gardening and flowers. She also enjoyed crafts and doing ceramics.
     She loved her grandchildren dearly, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Irene is survived by two sons and one daughter, Laverne (Linda) Cockeram of New Carlisle, Ohio, Ronald Cockeram of Charleston, W.Va., and Roxane (Kevin) Monico of Sioux Falls, S.D.; five grandchildren, Brian (Teresa) Cockeram of Pittsburgh, Pa., Shellee (Gabe) Upton of Fairborn, Ohio, Paul Cockeram of Ames, Iowa, and Vanessa and Sanuel Monico of Sioux Falls; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Garrett Cockeram and Brenton and Alec Upton; four sisters and two brothers, Doris (Joe) Rosenberg and Mary (Art) Loew, both of Colfax, Ovila Nelson of Eau Claire, Leila Stoll of Minneapolis, Minn., Clifford (Joan) Moen of Napa, Calif., and William Moen of Torrence, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; one sister, Elaine Johnson; and two brothers, Oscar and Elmer Moen.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
William N. G. Hathaway

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, A6

    William N. G. Hathaway, 87, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     William Nathaniel Grant Hathaway was born Feb. 20, 1913, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Farrel and Minnie (Hansen) Hathaway. He grew up on a farm and worked there until he married Derane Lemon in 1937 in Stillwater, Minn. They were later divorced. Bill worked as a molder in Milwaukee for several years.
     He married Lucille Hansen on June 21, 1949, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They moved to St. Paul, Minn., were Bill worked as a meat packager for Swift & Co., retiring in 1972. After his retirement, they moved back to Menomonie.
     Bill was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He was active with the National Mutual Benefit organization and the Broadway Block Party. He enjoyed and valued family reunions and also enjoyed bowling and working around the house. He rebuilt their entire house in The Cities and in Menomonie.
     Bill is survived by his wife, Lucille Hathaway of Menomonie; a daughter, Shirley (Ed) Blaney of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Robert (Wendy) Everett, Judy (Richard) Hunt, and Shawn (Kristina) Blaney, all of Red Wing, Minn., and Debra (Mitch) Drenckhahn of Lake City, Minn.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers, Favorite Smith of Boyceville and Earl (Elsie) Hathaway and Hilary (Evelyn) Hathaway, both of Menomonie; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Zerelda Lauderdale; and a brother, Byrent Hathaway.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Merle M. Baskin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, A6

    Merle May Baskin, 95, formerly of Eau Galle, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the Oakview Care Center in Durand.
     She was born Nov. 15, 1904, in Red Cedar, Town of Peru, Dunn County, the daughter of Jay and Nell Hubbard Lamb. She attended school in Durand. The family moved to Eau Claire were she worked for the Commerical Hotel.
     On Jan. 1, 1928, she married Erwin Baskin in Eau Claire. They farmed in the Hay Creek area of the Town of Eau Galle until his death on Dec. 30, 1977. In 1985, she moved to Menomonie where she lived until 1997 when she moved to Oakview Care Center.
     Merle loved to knit, crochet and tat. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by two sons, George (Mary) Baskin and Thomas (Jean) Baskin, both of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Nell Hubbard Lamb; her husband, Erwin Baskin; a great-granddaughter, Brandi Baskin; and a sister, Fern Stoneberg.
     Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Durand with the Rev. Bernie Setterlund officiating. Cremains will be buried in Clearview Cemetery, Eau Galle.
     Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand is in charge of arrangements.
Mary A. Husby

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, A6

    Mary A. Husby, 91, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     The former Mary Alice Butteris was born April 14, 1908, in Linden to William and Willa (James) Butteris. At age three she moved with her family to Wheeler. She graduated in 1925 from Menomonie High School.
     Mary married Earl Husby on Jan. 6, 1926, in Menomonie. They lived in the Menomonie area after their marriage.
     Mary was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and was active in the Ladies Aid and Bible class. She was also a member of the Palmer Homemakers. Mary enjoyed knitting and crocheting and her family.
     Mary is survived by three daughters and five sons, Carole (Robert) Stratton, Ronald (Correne) Husby, Vaughn (Janet) Husby, Michael (Ann) Husby, and Kathy (Dale) Skillings, all of Menomonie, Joan (Bud) Myers of Bossier City, La., James (Jan) Husby of Eau Claire, and John (Melva) Husby of River Falls; 32 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; one brother, Curtis Butteris; one sister, Dorothy Taylor; two daughters, Shirley Nelson and Mary Ruth Dahms; and one son, William Husby.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. John Mikkelson and Dan Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Norma Anderson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, A6

    Norma Stevens Anderson, 71, of Menomonie, passed away Monday, March 27, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.
     The former Norma Stevens was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Wheeler to Oscar and Alice (Talmage) Stevens. She attended Clover Valley Grade School, graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture & Domestic Economy, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout one year. While there, she played violin with the Stout Orchestra, accompanying the Stout Symphonic Singers.
     Her music talent, which she always said was a gift from her dad and God, gave her the opportunity to study violin for nine years. She also played the piano and organ. She played violin with the 3-M Symphony for several years.
     She married Morrane Anderson on July 5, 1947, at Hay River Lutheran Church. He passed away on Dec. 24, 1964.
     Norma was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Peace Circle. Her main concerns were for her family. She retired from 3-M in Menomonie in 1993.
     Norma is survived by her daughter, Diane (Jim) Zuelzke of Antigo; four sons, Allan (Tina) Anderson of Bloomington, Minn., and Dennis (Kathy) Anderson, Steven Anderson and Jeffrey Anderson, all of Menomonie; her grandchildren, Troy (Michelle) Zuelzke, Tara Zuelzke, Tracie Zuelzke, Todd (fiance, Amy Oswald) Zuelzke, Ryan Anderson, Katrina Anderson, George Lopez, Leyla Lopez and Cadie Jo Anderson; her great-grandchildren, Natasha Jo Zuelzke, Zachery and Sarah Zuelzke, and Baby Anderson; a sister, Alta (Vernon) Boe of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and her special pet cat, Friskies.
     Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Geoff Scott and Marcia Pyle officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Lutheran Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

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