Dunn County Obituaries
March 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
March 3, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Alvina T. Hoesly

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Alvina T. Hoesly, age 88, of Lexington, Ky., widow of Harold Hoesly, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Lexington Country Place.

A native of Weston, she was a daughter of the late Henry Bates Jr. and Hulda Hartfield Bates. She was a member of the Catholic Church and a graduate of Stout University.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn (Dennis) O'Reilly of Lexington; a son, Charles (Lou) Hoesly of Hastings, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Pax Christi Catholic Church by the Rev. Larry Hehman. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

No visitation is planned.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Norman L. Scheel

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Norman L. "Norm" Scheel, age 73, of Wabasha, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Dunnville, near Menomonie, the son of Ernest and Jesse (Leach) Scheel. He married L. Grace Watson on Jan. 20, 1951, in Stillwater, Minn.

He began his career working for National Tea in Menomonie and later moved to Wabasha in 1953, managing the National Tea store there.

In 1955, he went to work for Phil Cleary, managing the Super Valu store in Wabasha. He managed the store until 1969 when he purchased the business. He owned and operated Norm's Super Valu until selling the business in 1996 to his son, Bob. He also owned the Super Valu store in Spring Valley, Minn., for a period of time, managed by his son, Jim.

Norm was very involved with civic affairs pertaining to Wabasha as well as with his church. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Wabasha and served on its numerous boards.

He was a past member of the Wabasha Jaycees and the Wabasha Chamber of Commerce.

He was a longtime board member and president of the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Nursing Home and Health Care Center. He also served on the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Board.

He served on the Riverview Cemetery Association Board for many years. He was a member of Wabasha American Legion Post #50. He was a past member of the Wabasha Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow recipient.

He was a charter member of the Coffee Mill Golf and Country Club and was instrumental in its formation. He served the club as president and board member for many years.

He was a past member of the Wabasha Industries Board and also served on the board of the Southeastern Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Wabasha.

Professionally, he was a member of the Minnesota Grocers Association. Earlier in his career, he was named an Outstanding Young Businessman by the State of Minnesota.

Norm is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Diane Scheel of Wabasha; one daughter, Beth Scheel Sturm of Kasson, Minn.; five grandchildren, Mike, Brad and Jeff Scheel and Katie and Brian Carrels; two sisters, Joan Greeley and Midge Larrabee, both of Menomonie; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; one son, Jim; and one brother, Waldo Scheel.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today (Sunday, March 3, 2002) at the United Church of Christ in Wabasha with the Rev. Dr. Lanny Kuester officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha.

Casketbearers will be his grandchildren. Military rites will be performed by Wabasha American Legion Post #50.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today (Sunday) at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha and one hour prior to services at the church.

The family prefers memorials to the United Church of Christ or to St. Elizabeth's Hospital Foundation.

Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor M. Solberg

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Eleanor M. Solberg, age 84, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Eleanor Minnie Solberg was born June 11, 1917 in Menomonie to Carl and Ella (Bressler) Solberg. She was a life long Menomonie resident and worked as the Dunn County Clerk for many years.

Eleanor is survived by cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Spring Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

Roger E. Kincade

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Roger E. Kincade, age 55, of Menomonie died Friday, March 1, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Roger was born Oct. 13, 1946 in Menomonie to Lawrence and Vera (Knott) Kincade. He attended Menomonie schools and then served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1966 to 1968.

Roger did construction most if his life and has resided in Menomonie. He was a member of the AmVets Post 72.

Roger is survived by: a daughter, Teara (Mark) Curry of Clayton; a grandson, Kyle Curry of Clayton; his mother, Vera Kincade of Menomonie; three sisters and one brother, Laura Martin of Spooner, Robert "Larry" Kincade of Fairchild, Shirley Ensign-Kincade of Menomonie and Patricia (Harold) Kruschke of Strum; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Kincade.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Dwayne Hinzen officiating. Burial will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn Co., with military honors by AmVets Post 72. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon on Tuesday until the time of the service.

Anna A. Burkeybile

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Anna A. Burkeybile, age 96, of Colfax, died Friday March 1, 2002 at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

The former Anna Antonette Sorenson was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Colfax to Simon and Petrina (Petterson) Sorenson. She married Benard Anderson and after his death she later married Bill Burkeybile, who also preceded her in death. Anna and Bill moved to Washington for a few years before returning to Colfax.

Anna worked at Uniroyal in Eau Claire for many years, and was a member of Colfax Lutheran Church. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and gardening in her flower garden. She also loved time spent with the coffee girls and especially loved all of her family and friends.

Anna is survived by: four grandchildren, Pamela (Brian) Dahms of Scottsdale, Ariz., Alfred (Diane) Anderson of Menomonie, David (Jenny) Almquist of Colfax, amd Becky (Dan) Lind of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie (Cris) Drinkman of Boyceville, Alicia Anderson and Brandon Anderson of Menomonie, Joshua Dahms of Scottsdale, Ariz., Andrew Almquist, Matthew Almquist and Lydia Almquist of Colfax, Alexandria Lind and Noah Lind of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two great-great grandchildren, Austin Anderson of Menomonie and Nicole Drinkman of Boyceville; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Benard Anderson Sr., and second husband Bill Burkeybile; her son, Benard Anderson, Jr.; and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002 at Colfax Lutheran Church with Rev. Leslie Walck officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

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Andrew G. Frano

Dunn County News, Sun, March 3, 2002, A6

Andrew G. Frano, age 53, of Ingleside, Ill. died on Feb. 17, 2002 at his home. He was the son of Vera (Frano) Kovach of Menomonie.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 20, 2002 at the Colonial Funeral Home in McHenry, Ill. with the Rev. Roger Schneider officiating. A private interment will take place in late spring.

Anna A. Burkeybile

Dunn County News, Wed, March 6, 2002, A6

Anna A. Burkeybile, age 96, of Colfax, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

The former Anna Antonette Sorenson was born Nov. 6, 1905, in Colfax to Simon and Petrina (Petterson) Sorenson. She married Benard Anderson and after his death she later married Bill Burkeybile, who also preceded her in death. Anna and Bill moved to Washington for a few years before returning to Colfax.

Anna worked at Uniroyal in Eau Claire for many years, and was a member of the Colfax Lutheran Church. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and gardening in her flower garden. She also loved time spent with the coffee girls and especially loved all of her family and friends.

Anna is survived by four grandchildren, Pamela (Brian) Dahms of Scottsdale, Ariz., Alfred (Diane) Anderson of Menomonie, David (Jenny) Almquist of Colfax, and Becky (Dan) Lind of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris) Drinkman of Boyceville, Alicia Anderson and Brandon Anderson of Menomonie, Joshua Dahms of Scottsdale, Andrew Almquist, Matthew Almquist and Lydia Almquist of Colfax, and Alexandria Lind and Noah Lind of Brooklyn Park; two great-great-grandchildren, Austin Anderson of Menomonie and Nicole Drinkman of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Benard Anderson Sr., and second husband, Bill Burkeybile; her son, Benard Anderson Jr.; and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with the Rev. Leslie Walck officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Claire.

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

Thomas A. Luebke

Dunn County News, Wed, March 6, 2002, A6

Thomas A. Luebke, age 49, formerly of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Paris, Texas.

Tom was born April 3, 1952, in Eau Claire to Delores (Fisher) White. He attended schools in Menomonie and has been living in Arizona the past few years until recently moving to Texas with his wife, Kolletta Jean. His great love was driving semi-trucks and motorcycles.

Tom is survived by his wife, Kolletta Jean of Arthur City, Texas; two daughters, Darla Lackey of Kansas and Stacie (Steve) Robbins of Texas; two grandchildren, Dusti Robbins and Kylend Lackey; his mother, Delores White of Menomonie; two sisters, Linda (Doug) Dyle of Hudson and Julia Ziehme of Menomonie; two nephews and one niece, Scott (Shelly) Burr of Spring Valley, Jamie (Stacy) Burr of Baldwin, and Wendy Miller of Menomonie; two uncles and one aunt, Hub (Lois) Fisher, Allan Fisher and Alice Myers; his mother-in-law, Darla Runsestrand of Texas; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louie and Olga Fisher; a sister, Constance Fox; and his stepfather, Ralph White.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Christ Lutheran/Halverson Cemetery in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Gertrude A. Fredrich

Dunn County News, Wed, March 6, 2002, A6

Gertrude A. Fredrich, age 89, of Menomonie, formerly of Watertown, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born March 2, 1913, in Germany, the daughter of Herman Kaczor and Emma (nee) Kuschel. She married Raymond Henry Fredrich on Sept. 3, 1939, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown and a member of its Ladies Aid.

She is survived by three daughters, Lynnette (Richard) Ebert of Colfax, Janice (Dennis) Korth of Auburndale, Fla., and Kristine (William) Neumann of Clermont, Fla.; a brother, Werner (Evelyn) Kaczor of Watertown; three sisters-in-law, Delores Fredrick, Neva Fredrich and Lucille (Heino) Zimdars, all of Watertown; 12 grandchildren, Richard (Janet) Ebert of Anchorage, Alaska, Kari (Anders) Axelsen of Menomonie, Jeffrey (Janet) Ebert of Wisconsin Rapids, Robin (Joel) Freese of Houston, Texas, Scott (Deanne) Ebert of Menomonie, Andrew Ebert of Elk Mound, Todd (Barbara) Korth of Green Bay, Tammy (Mike) Rodefer of East Troy, Kimberly (Dan) Kell of Princeton, Shannon Korth of Milwaukee, Jon Neumann of Madison, and Matthew Neumann of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Fredrich, who passed away Dec. 12, 1985; her parents; and a brother, Heinz Kaczor.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

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

Memorials are suggested to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Velva A. "Babe" Retzloff

Dunn County News, Sun, March 10, 2002, A6

Velva A. "Babe" Retzloff, age 93, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Velva A. Brown was born Aug. 18, 1908, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to August and Amelia (Krueger) Brown. She attended Dunn County Normal Teachers College and worked several years at Wisconsin Bell Telephone Co. Babe married Lorn Retzloff and together they spent many years farming on the Rusk Prairie near Menomonie. She was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Babe enjoyed spending time with her 11 grandchildren and15 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She can best be remembered as having a fondness for playing cards with the Buckleys, engaging in bingo, knitting a special blanket or slippers for grandchildren, and baking scrumptious desserts. She loved family gatherings at the family cabin and always looked forward to traveling to Arizona every spring over the last 15 years. Babe was also a big fan of her great-grandchildrens' hockey, soccer and baseball games and theater performances.

Babe is survived by two daughters and one son, Mary Cramer of Menomonie, Judy Lewis of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ronald Retzloff of Green Bay; a daughter-in-law, Karen Retzloff of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Florence Brown, Phyllis Young and Lenore Snell, all of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorn Retzloff; a son , Carl "Buck" Retzloff; her parents; and nine brothers and sisters.

A memorial services was held Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

James E. Kothlow

Dunn County News, Sun, March 10, 2002, A6

James E. Kothlow, age 83, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

James Edward Kothlow was born Dec. 29, 1918, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Edward and Edna (Scharr) Kothlow. He married Lois Leach on Nov. 4, 1942, in Menomonie.

Jim farmed in the Town of Red Cedar until he retired and moved to Menomonie in 1981. He enjoyed farming, fishing and traveling, spending many years in Florida.

Jim served on the Town Board, County Board and the School Board. He was also a member of Tainter United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his wife, Lois; two children, Donald (Judy) Kothlow and Shirley (Jerome "Pete") Prochnow, both of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister, Kenneth "Pete" (Adeline) Kothlow of Menomonie, Clarence "Jack" (Anita) Kothlow of Menomonie, Robert (Pat) Kothlow of Austin, Tex., and Mary (Willis) Dix of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2002, at Tainter United Methodist Church in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, with Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial will be in Iron Creek Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday, March 10) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Evelyn Kindschy

Dunn County News, Sun, March 10, 2002, A6

Evelyn Kindschy, age 91, of Wheeler, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Evelyn Larson was born Jan. 29, 1911, in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, to Alfred and Carrie (Payson) Larson. She married Harold Rambo on Sept. 8, 1931, in Wheeler and they farmed in the Town of Hay River for years. After Harold's death, Evelyn later married Clarence Kindschy on April 25, 1977, in Wheeler. He also preceded her in death.

Evelyn was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler and the ladies aide. She also enjoyed gardening and making pets of all the animals she raised.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, Wayne Rambo of Wheeler and Lyle (Jean) Rambo of Afton, Minn.; two step-sons, Bill (Phyllis) Kindschy and Dick (Elizabeth) Kindschy, both of Boyceville; six grandchildren, Debra (Ron) Carlton of Wagner, Okla., Jim Rambo of Milacs Lake, Minn., Darlene (DeWayne) Harnisch of Menomonie, Virginia Watland of Pennsylvania, Dennis (Peggy) Larson of Eau Claire and Marlene (Joe) Larson of Wheeler; four great-grandchildren, Jamie (Jason) Todd, Jeff Rambo, Jessie Rambo and Daniel Rambo; one great-great-grandchild, Briar Todd; step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Minnie (Vernon) Brewer of Wheeler; a brother, Marlen (Grace) Larson of Hill City, S.D.; a sister-in-law, Betty Larson of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harold Rambo; her second husband, Clarence Kindschy; a grandson, Larry Rambo; a brother, Charles Larson, and a sister, Alvina Minor.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, with Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Dorothy M. Roach

Dunn County News, Wed, March 12, 2002, A6

Dorothy M. Roach, age 96, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born Feb. 17, 1906, in the Town of Red Cedar, near Cedar Falls, the daughter of Frank R. and Jennie L. (Savage) Roach. She lived in the family home until 1959 when she moved to Cedar Falls.

Dorothy game music lessons throughout the county and villages for many years. Dorothy served as treasurer for the Town of Red Cedar for 18 years and was secretary-treasurer of the Cedar Falls Cemetery Association.

Dorothy was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Rusk until it closed in 1977. Dorothy then joined the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie. She was a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center the last six years.

Dorothy is survived by her nephew, Gordon (Lois) Roach, of Menomonie, several step nieces and nephews, eight cousins, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Stanley "Jack" Roach, and a sister-in-law, Mabel Roach.

Funeral services were Monday, March 11, 2002, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Larry Borner officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Falls Cemetery.

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

Florence A. Forbis

Dunn County News, Wed, March 12, 2002, A6

Florence A. Forbis, age 91, of Menomonie, died Tuesday at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

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

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Florence A. Forbis

Dunn County News, Sun, March 17, 2002, A6

Florence A. Forbis, age 91, of Menomonie, formerly of Wilmette, Ill., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Florence was born April 3, 1910, in Winnetka, Ill., the daughter of Anton and Alma (Johnsson) Clifford. Florence grew up in Wilmette and married Elred Washington Forbis Sr. in 1935. After marriage, they lived in Chicago and Wilmette.

After Elred's death in 1949, Florence in 1950 started her own nursery school. She operated the nursery school out of her house in Wilmette until she retired in 1985. Florence was able to put both her children through college. In 1986, Florence moved to Menomonie to be closer to her daughter and family.

Florence enjoyed children, working in her garden, and animals. Her passion was the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Carl (Robert) Schuler of Menomonie; a son, Elred W. (Nancy) Forbis Jr. of Durham, N.C.; six grandchildren, Sally (Stuart) Glennan of Indianapolis, Ind., Tony (Amela) Schuler of Menomonie, Michael Schuler of Seattle, Wash., Richard Forbis of Durham, N.C.; John (Andrea) Forbis of Mooresville, N.C., and Andy (Kim) Forbis of Raleigh, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elred, two brothers, and two sisters.

Services were Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial is 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Ill.

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

Lucille May Hanson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 17, 2002, A6

Lucille May Hanson, age 94, of Cole Camp, Mo., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo.

She was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Wheeler, a daughter of Louie and Florence (Shaw) Larson. On July 30, 1925, in Prairie Farm, she was united in marriage to Edwin Julius Hanson, who preceded her in death on March 31, 1988.

She attended Mt. Hulda Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. She was a homemaker and farmed in both Wisconsin and Missouri, moving from Boyceville in 1992 to Cole Camp. She loved cats and growing flowers and house plants.

She is survived by one daughter, Louise Witt of Cole Camp; one son, Sherman (Darlene) Hanson of Boyceville; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Norman Hanson, one sister, and five brothers.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Gerald C. Hibbard officiating. Burial was in the Hay River Cemetery, rural Wheeler.

The family received friends on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to family's choice in care of the Fox Funeral home in Cole Camp.

Pallbearers were Calvin Witt, Roger Witt, Jason Witt, Alan Hanson, Jim Delegard and Bob Hanson. Honorary pallbearers were Lenny Larson and Eddie Walden.

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

Albert H. Boerner

Dunn County News, Sun, March 17, 2002, A6

Albert H. Boerner, age 92, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Albert was born Jan. 1, 1910, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Hugo and Mary (Werner) Boerner. He farmed his entire life with his father and his brother, Hugo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting. He has been a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. On June 2, 1997, he was admitted to the Dunn County Health Care Center and he remained there until his death.

Albert is survived by one brother, Hugo (Donna) Boerner of Menomonie; two sisters, Norman Cook and Irma Gerth, both of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ashley of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Emil and Milton; and two sisters, Martha Cook and Verna Boerner.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery, Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the Irvine Creek Cemetery or St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Duane A. Assink

Dunn County News, Wed, March 20, 2002, A6

Duane A. Assink, age 59, of Menomonie, passed away at home with his family and hospice on Monday, March 18, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Clarion, Iowa, on Sept. 6, 1942. to George and Vivian (Oxley) Assink. Duane graduated in 1960 from Kanawha High School.

He was involved in many aspects of the dairy industry his entire life, including DHIA testing, aAa coding, and dairy consulting. At the time of his death he was a dairy equipment salesman with Ryder Sales and Service in Menomonie.

Duane was an avid NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed cheering for his favorite driver, Dale Jarrett.

Duane's priority was his family and his many friends all over the United States. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Kristine; his six children, Doug Assink of Faribault, Minn., Denette Altick of Osage, Iowa, Doreen Elliott of Austin, Minn., Debra Jorgensen of Charles City, Iowa, Daniel Assink of Charles City, and Brian Fox of Madison; four brothers, Gary Assink of Fitchburg, Rodney Assink of Webster City, Iowa, David Assink of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ronald Assink of Modesto, Calif.; and his 11 beloved grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev, Virginia Wolf officiating.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Emil A Danovsky

Dunn County News, Wed, March 20, 2002, A6

Emil A. Danovsky, age 90, formerly of Boyceville, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his home in Searcy, Ark.

Emil was born April 8, 1911, north of Boyceville to Andrew and Anna Danovsky. He went to work in Prairie Farm at age 15. When16, he moved to Chicago and lived with his sister, Sue. He worked in a factory making slot machines.

During the depression he hitchhiked to California trying to find work. With no luck, he hitchhiked to the Dakotas and worked on a ranch for room and board. He also worked in Iowa. He returned home in the 1940's when his father became ill. Emil and brother, Joe, farmed together.

Emil married Margaret Clough on June 17, 1942. They farmed in the Connorsville area until moving to a farm south of Boyceville until 1948. They moved to Downing where they operated the bowling alley and restaurant until 1951. They moved back to a farm west of Boyceville where they farmed for 18 years.

They moved to Arkansas in December 1970. They farmed in Gary, Ark., until moving to Searcy where they purchased and farmed a 300-acre ranch, raising dairy and beef cattle.

Emil is survived by his wife, Margaret Danovsky of Searcy; five children, Bonnie (Gunnard) Jensen of Frederic, Carol (Jim Sr.) Roubal of Cedar, Minn., LeRoy Danovksy of Wilson, Thomas (Sharon) Danovsky of Boyceville, and Alan (Donna) Danovsky of Knapp; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Augusta Ursini of Ottawa, Ill., Susan Lausch of Texas, Emily Steffens of Florida, and Joe (Violet) Danovksy of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Emil was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Judith; two sisters, Anna Schupbach and Mary Bielek; two brothers, Paul and Andrew; and a great-grandson, Brett Kohls.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Tiffany Cemetery.

Ruth Jensen

Dunn County News, Wed, March 20, 2002, A6

Ruth Jensen, age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the North Valley Health Center in Warren, Minn.

Ruth Helen Jensen was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Menomonie, the daughter of Harry and Jesse (Chrislaw) Kent. She graduated from the Dunn County Agricultural School in Menomonie. She was united in marriage to Glen Jensen on Nov. 21, 1940, in Rusk. They lived in various places in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. She worked in various State Parks where Glen was employed. They retired to Warren in 1971. Glen died on Aug. 16, 1988.

She was a member of the Alma Baptist Church.

Ruth enjoyed collecting and polishing rocks, gardening, crocheting, and making braided rugs and other hand crafts. She was an award winner in 4-H in canning and showing Guernseys.

Left to mourn her passing are five children, Nancy (John) Hess of Argyle, Minn., Judy (Ron) Rood of Forest Lake, Minn., Andrew (Judy) Jensen of Torrington, Wyo., Roger (Marlene) Jensen of Des Moines, Iowa, and Russell (LaDonna) Jensen of Cambridge, Minn. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Kent, Mary Hairdahl and Grace (Herb) Harrison, all of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Floyd Jensen of Seattle, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Barnett of Seattle; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, five brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Warren with the Rev. Brian Schnail officiating. Marlene Saiger was organist. Honorary bearers were James Hess, Allen Hess, David Jensen, Nathaniel Jensen, Timothy Jensen, Lael Jensen and Kurt Rood. Active bearers were Robert Beaird, Wilfred Welin, Larry Babolian, Joe Babolian, John Welin and Bill Gilge. Interment was in Alma Lutheran Cemetery, rural Argyle.

Quanrud-DuBore Funeral Home in Warren handled arrangements.

Richard J. Thompson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 24, 2002, A6

Richard J. "Dick" Thompson, age 75 of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at his winter home in Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born January 8, 1927 in Eau Claire. He was the son of Owen and Margaret (Soden) Thompson. He lived with his family in Eau Claire until the age of twelve, when he moved with his family to Durand. Richard graduated from Durand High School in 1945.

He also served for two years in the U.S. Navy. Richard attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering for two years. He married Theresa Weisenbeck September 6, 1949 in Durand. In 1949 he opened and operated a grocery store in Durand.

In 1956 he acquired a grocery store in Menomonie, which later became Dick's Red Owl. The Thompson family moved to Menomonie in 1962 and operated Dick's Red Owl until he sold the business to his son-in-law and daughter in 1989. In the early 1970's he helped develop and owned the KOA Campground in Menomonie.

During his retirement years, Richard was active in developing and owning Wellington Estates in Wisconsin. He enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida, he enjoyed boating in both Florida and Menomonie, golfing, but most of all cherished spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife, Theresa; four daughters, Sharon (Doug) Clements; Mary (Steve) Block and Jackie (Jeff) Hjeltness all of Menomonie; Tracy (Kip) Bundy of Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren, Trevor, Tara and Tricia Clements; Tyler and Katelyn Hjeltness and Tainter Bundy.

His parents, a brother Elwin Thompson and a sister, Marion Nelson, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

Ollia F. Caturia

Dunn County News, Sun, March 24, 2002, A6

Ollia F. Caturia, age 75, of Arkansaw, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born July 12, 1926, in Colbert, Okla., the daughter of Louis and Ena (Carter) Weger. Raised in Colbert, she moved to Chelan, Wash., at age 21 where she met Dwight Caturia. They were married in Eureka, Calif., on June 17, 1948. After marriage, they lived in Chelan. In 1952, they moved to the Town of Waterville, Pepin County, rural Arkansaw, where she remained the rest of her life.

Ollia is survived by her husband, Dwight; three sons, Richard (Sue Seipel) and Jim (Marlene), both of Arkansaw, and Allan (Sue) of Elk Mound; five daughters, Toni (David) Weber of Red Wing, Minn., Shirley (Phil Jr.) Brantner and Sandra (Mike) Almsted, both of Arkansaw, Mina (Craig) Poeschel of Somerset, and Connie (John) Harris of Warner Robins, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, James "Bud" Wegner of Dublin, Texas, and Paul Weger, Earlene Weger and Darvin Weger, all of Colbert; and two sisters, Opal Daniel of Colbert and Joyce Martin of Denison, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Orville, Elvis, Bobby and Kenny Weger; one sister, Janie Weger; one grandson, Allan Caturia; and one granddaughter-in-law, Nikki Caturia.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church in Plum City with the Revs. Ambrose Blenker and Matthew J. Molinaro officiating. Burial will be in the Arkansaw French Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Gladys L. Bartos

Dunn County News, Sun, March 24, 2002, A6

Gladys L. Bartos, age 95, of Boyceville, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Spring burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

Francis L. Stratton

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 27, 2002, A6

Francis L. Stratton, age 81, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the arrangements.

David R. Krumrie

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 27, 2002, A6

David R. Krumrie, age 48, of Mondovi, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

He was born March 23, 1954, in Menomonie, the son of Raymond and Kathleen (Taylor) Krumrie. David was a 1972 graduate of Mondovi High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He married the former Kathleen Klevgard in August 1975. They later divorced.

David taught vocational agriculture for 12 years at Lake Holcombe High School. He was awarded "Teacher of the Year" honors in 1979. David also started Krumrie Floral in 1979 with locations in Mondovi, Eau Claire, Cornell and Cadott. His last employment was at Classics Furniture in Eau Claire where he was involved with visual merchandising.

David was a member of the Lake Street Methodist Care Team and had an association with the AIDS Foundation.

He is survived by one son, Ryan Krumrie of Winona, Minn.; one daughter, Megan Krumrie of Elk Mound; his parents, Ray and Kate Krumrie of Mondovi; two brothers, Randy (Roberta) of Mondovi and Tim (Cheryl) of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephews and niece, Joey, Dexter and Kelly Krumrie; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and nephew and niece, Steven and Kaylin.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi with the Rev. Janice Best officiating. Burial was in Riverside Lutheran Cemetery in Mondovi.

Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi handled arrangements.

A special thank you to the Lake Street Methodist Care Team and Northwest Wisconsin Hospice.

Meta I. Snow

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 27, 2002, A6

Meta I. Snow, age 97, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie where she resided the last one and one-half years.

Meta was born Nov. 17, 1904, in Washta, Iowa, to Harry H. and Grace (Weeks) Clapsaddle. She resided in Iowa until age 10 when her family moved to Webster. Meta graduated from Webster High School and received her teaching certificate from River Falls Teachers College.

She taught elementary school for two year before marrying Philip Snow on June 4, 1927. Meta and Phil moved to Menomonie in 1944 when he accepted a teaching position with the Menomonie School District. They purchased a small farm in 1946 near Cedar Falls.

When Phil was nearing retirement, they opened an antique shop in their home. After Phil's death in 1968, Meta continued to operate and expand the business. She participated in many annual antique shows throughout the Midwest well into her 80s.

Meta was active in the communities where she resided as well as in her church. Meta was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star in West Concord, Minn.; church organist and pianist at the Tainter United Methodist Church; a 50-year member of the Prairie Homemakers Club; a 4-H leader for 13 years; active in the Cedar Falls PTA; taught adult education classes in antiques; and owned and operated her antique business, "Antique Treasures and Trifles," for more than 30 years. She was also a person of many artistic talents and expressed these interests through oil painting, figurine painting, jewelry designing, flower arranging, and sewing.

Meta is survived by a son, Carl (Sue) Snow of Menomonie; three daughters, Grace Fostmeier of Destin, Fla., and Calora Lokken and Phyllis Rauchnot, both of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phil; an infant son, Clinton; a sister, Ina Stone; a brother, Jay; a son-in-law, Harold Fostmeier; and grandchildren, Pamela Jean and Robert Keith Fostmeier.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Tainter United Methodist Church, N7584 690th St., rural Colfax, with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services on Saturday, April 6, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Tainter United Methodist Church, the American Lutheran Home, or a charity of your choice.

Edna A. Hill

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 31, 2002, A6

Edna A. Hill, age 83, of Colfax, went to be with her Lord peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax. She had been a resident in the Alzheimer Unit for the past 10 years.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1918, to Anton and Margaret "Maggie" (Bredeson) Erickson. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1934 and married Elmer E. Hill on July 25, 1934, at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Upper Popple Creek. They had been married 63 years at the time of his death in November 1996.

Edna was a very active woman and loved cooking, sewing, crafts, and being hostess to their many friends and relatives, and she enjoyed their summers at the cottage. Among her many interests was her church, the Colfax United Methodist Church, which she joined after marriage.

She began playing the "old pump organ" for services at her family church when she was 13 years old and continued to do so for over 60 years. She served in the U.M.W. on the local, district and conference level as choir director and lay leadership. Girl Scouting was another of her interests, serving in many aspects, and has her 35-year membership pin of which she was so proud.

Edna and Elmer were both members of the Menomonie, and later Eau Claire, Eastern Star. They also were active campers with Edna at the wheel as they traveled around the USA. She was also a member of the Colfax Woman's Club, which she joined as a bride and continued until she became ill.

When the tornado struck Colfax in 1958, she became very busy helping everywhere she could. She played the music for the many funerals as her church was the only church in Colfax that wasn't damaged.

Elmer and Edna had a busy and happy life and she was a very loving and special mom and grandmother to her five children: Nancy (Richard) Johnson of Colfax, Clifton "Skip" (Wanda) Hill of Homer, Alaska, Mary (Don) Fennie of Colfax, Alice (Duane) Hart of Chetek, and John (Nancy) Hill of Willow, Alaska; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Merton, and two sisters, Arlene Henderson and Beverly Larson.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, from the United Methodist Church in Colfax with Pastor Jerry Lipka officiating. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery, rural Colfax.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Marcella A. Micek

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 31, 2002, A6

Marcella A. "Marcy" Micek, age 71, of Menomonie, died with her family by her side, on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie following a courageous battle with cancer.

The former Marcella Ann Schack was born Jan. 15, 1931 in Minneapolis to Walter and Ann (Pendzimas) Schack. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School in 1948.

Marcy married Raymond Micek Aug. 2, 1952 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Minneapolis. They were just four months short of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

In 1960 Marcy and Ray moved with their family to Menomonie where they co-owned and operated Menomin Lanes. Following that they owned Northside Liquor and Bar and then Micek's Drive In Liquor. They were business owners in Menomonie for 18 years. Marcy and Ray then worked for Eau Claire Press Company as agents for the Menomonie circulation area for over 15 years, retiring in 1995.

Marcy was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was also a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Marcy is survived by her husband, Raymond, and three sons, Richard (Deb) Micek of South St. Paul, Ronald (Debby) Micek of Menomonie, Robert (Carmen) Micek of Oakdale, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Stacy (fiancˇ Jeff), Christina, Eric, Jason, Angela, Stephanie and Jennifer; one great-grandson, Benjamin; a brother, Thomas Schack of Minneapolis; special friends, Ike and Deedee Eiseth; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and two brothers, Jim and Richie Schack.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.

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

There will be a prayer service at 6.30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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