Dunn County, WI Obituaries
March 2003

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
March 2, 2003 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Genevieve Marion "Jakie" Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, March 2, 2003, A6

Genevieve Marion "Jakie" Miller, age 79, of Spring Valley, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the River Falls Area Hospital in River Falls.

Genevieve was born Aug. 28, 1923, in the Town of Springfield, St Croix County, the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Douglas) O'Mera. She was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Knapp. She was confirmed at and a lifelong member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wilson.

Genevieve graduated from Knapp High School in 1939 and was valedictorian of her class. On July 15, 1940, she married Orion Miller at St. John's Parsonage in Spring Valley. Orion and Genevieve moved a number of times during those first years of marriage. They lived in Montana, Wyoming, California and Chicago before moving back to Wisconsin.

They lived in Downing for a while and eventually returned to farm the Miller Home Farm in the Town of Cady. In 1960, they purchased their own farm in the Town of Cady. Genevieve lived on the farm until 2002 when she became a resident of the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Genevieve worked on the Cady Election Board and held many jobs. She was a wonderful cook and fastidious homemaker. She loved to read and garden and enjoyed many trips with family members.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Orion, who died in 1992; her parents; an infant daughter, Cheryl Miller; two brothers, John O'Mera and infant brother, James; and three sisters, Irma Jacobs, Pearl Levi and Esther Hunsaker.

Survivors include three sons, R. Kent (Margie) Miller of Wilson, Brian (Elaine) Miller of Vacaville, Calif., and Boyd (Stephanie) Miller of Mequon; five grandchildren, Melanie Miller, Mona (Stuart) Thompson, Stuart Miller, Molly (Leigh) Nolan and Croix Miller; four great-grandchildren, Catelin Nolan, James Thompson, Thomas Thompson and Jacob Nolan; one sister, Edith (Knute) Takle of Roseburg, Ore.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Carmen Podoll was organist. Genevieve's granddaughter and husband, Mona and Stuart Thompson, provided special music. Cremation was in Eau Claire and spring burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Pallbearers were Stuart Thompson, Leigh Nolan, Jack O'Mera, Jerome Jacobs, Matt Krause and John Lamb.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Eugene J. "Gene" Trask

Dunn County News, Sun, March 2, 2003, A6

Eugene J. "Gene" Trask, age 69, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Gene was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Menomonie, the son of Alfred and Rosella (Ryan) Trask. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1952 from Menomonie High School. After high school, Gene worked with his father, buying and selling livestock. He married Geraldine Berger on May 16, 1959, in Menomonie.

After marriage, he continued to buy and sell livestock for several years. In 1972, Gene went into real estate development and developed the Dunn Ridge Estates subdivision south of Menomonie. Gene and Geri owned and operated Ajax Liquor Store for a year. Starting in 1987 and until they retired in 1997, they owned and operated the Hillside Inn, just west of Menomonie.

Gene is survived by his wife, Geri; a daughter, Kim (Dan) Turner of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Ryan and April of Menomonie; a brother, Maurice of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

William C. "Andy" Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 2, 2003, A6

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2003, for William C. "Andy" Anderson, age 50, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville.

 

Florence M. Patten

Dunn County News, Sun, March 2, 2003, A6

Florence M. Patten, age 77, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at her home.

No services are planned.

Spring burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Stanley.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

In memorium

 

Florence M. Patten

Born: Oct. 26, 1925.

Died: Feb. 23, 2003.

"A woman recognized by many in the community, known by few. To those who knew her, she was a very caring and loving person. She will be remembered and sadly missed by those whose lives she touched as we thought we were reaching out to her."

Memorials can be given to the Interfaith Food Panty.

Karl L. Schotter

Dunn County News, Sun, March 2, 2003, A6

Karl L. Schotter, age 28, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, as the result of a truck accident in the Town of Weston, Dunn County.

Karl was born on Sept. 1, 1974, in Flint, Mich., to Karl and Debra (Pace) Schotter. He graduated in 1993 from River Falls High School. In 1992, Karl enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Co. D 1, 1st Bn., 128th Infantry, River Falls, and was still active. He was honored with numerous awards.

Karl married Brittney Roszell on Oct. 5, 1996, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They resided in Menomonie and started a family. Their daughter Abby was born on Jan. 3, 1999, and son Dalton was born on June 5, 2000.

Karl worked for Lunda Construction of Black River Falls as a laborer and then promoted as a diesel mechanic.

Karl loved music and the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping, and sharing his love of nature with family and friends. He loved life and enjoyed life to the fullest. Karl's wife, children and family were first and foremost. Karl's final act was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Karl is survived by his wife, Brittney of Menomonie; two children, Abbagail, age 4, and Dalton, age 2-1/2; his parents, Karl and Debra Schotter of River Falls; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and LaVonne Roszell of Mondovi; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Jerid Larson and their son, Levi, of Baldwin; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brett and Shannon Roszell and their children, Andrew and Aubrie, stationed in Germany; his grandparents, Ronald (Donna) Pace of River Falls, Donald Burrows of Ocala, Fla., and Ruth Schotter of Flint; his great-grandmother, Anna Husfloen of River Falls; his godparents, Eugene and Debbie Burrows of Columbiaville, Mich.; aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William George Schotter II and Zoe Ann Burrows.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls with military honors provided by the National Guard, 1st Bn., 128th Infantry.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Lyle R. Weber

Dunn County News, Wed, March 5, 2003, A6

Lyle R. Weber, age 85, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2003, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

He was born May 27, 1917, in Menomonie to Paul and Bertha (Kamrath) Weber.

Lyle graduated in 1935 from Menomonie High School. He then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for 13 months. During college, Lyle was employed by the Red Press Brick Co. and at E.W. Wylie Ford Shipping as a company clerk.

He was a timekeeper for the W.P.A. for Dunn and Polk counties in Wisconsin. During World War II, Lyle was attached to the 7th Army with action in Germany. Lyle worked for Uniroyal in Eau Claire for 38 years, retiring in 1979.

Lyle was active in Masonic Lodge #164 in Menomonie as a 32nd degree Mason and was Master of the Lodge in 1963. In recent years, he coordinated activities for the annual visit of the Wisconsin Grand Master to Palm Beach, Fla.

Lyle was very active in Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie where he negotiated the purchase of land for the new church and served as treasurer and financial secretary for more than 22 years with seven different pastors.

With his wife, Janet, who preceded him on Dec. 21, 1995, they developed a passion for southern Florida, visiting each winter for 50 years.

Lyle is survived by three sons, Paul V. (Judith) Weber of Madison, Jack D. (Judith) Weber of Menomonie, and Richard M. (Patti) Weber of High Point, N.C.; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Clarice Haesly of Menomonie; and a niece, Sandy Haesly of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents, Paul and Bertha Weber; and two brothers, Lester and Sidney Weber.

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Church in Pompano Beach.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted by Menomonie Lodge #164.

Family and friends are welcome one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Mary-Lee Matter

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 9, 2003, A6

Mary-Lee (Alexander) Matter, age 65, of Palatine, Ill., died Monday, March 3, 2003, at her home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1937, in St. Paul, Minn.

She is survived by her husband, Don W. Matter; a son, Joe Matter; a brother, John (Laurie) Alexander; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Laura.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Matter; two brothers, Len (former 3Mer) and George; a sister, Marjorie Alexander; and her parents, George (former 3Mer) and Lynette Alexander.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Ruby M. Bowell

unn County News, Sun, Mar 9, 2003, A6

Ruby M. Bowell, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, found peace in heaven on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1926, in Meyers Falls, Wash., to Iva and Milton Moore. She was united in marriage to Owen Bowell on Dec. 5, 1944.

She is survived by her husband, Owen of Luck; three daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Stalsberg of La Crosse, Sandy (Bill) Kizer of Hudson, and Marilyn (Dick) Shackett of Luck; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dave (Som) Moore of Wilson, Milton (Delores) Moore Jr. of Northwoods, N.D., and Eugene (Darlene) Moore of Wheeler; four sisters, Loretta Brown of Elmwood, Avis Glampe of Wilson, Lucille Decker of Menomonie, and Luberta (Dave) Bairstow of Amery; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Moore.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 4, 2003. Burial was in Reed Cemetery near Hatchville.

Arrangements were made by Rowe Funeral Home in Luck.

Arnold A. Malhus

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 9, 2003, A6

Arnold A. Malhus, age 83, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Arnold A. Malhus

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Arnold A. Malhus, age 83, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Jan. 19, 1920 in t he Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Albert and Frances (Karns) Malhus. Arnold married Betty Beaman on April 20, 1946, in Menomonie and lived most of his life in the Cedar Falls area.

Arnold served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then did construction and carpenter work until his retirement.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Betty, other relatives and many good neighbors and friends.

Following cremation, there will be a private graveside service in the spring at Northern Wisconsin Veterans' Cemetery in Spooner. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Clara L. Peterson

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Clara L. Peterson, age 82, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Clara Lorain Link was born Nov. 18, 1920, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County to William and Olga (Krueger) Link. She attended Sunny Kroll Country School through eighth grade, then quit to help her family.

Clara married Gordon Peterson on June 15, 1940, in Elk Mound. Together they farmed on the Peterson family farm in the Town of Dunn. Clara also worked at the Gambles Hardware Store in Menomonie for many years.

Clara and her husband loved to travel. They were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and Clara belonged to the quilting group. She liked the outdoors and especially enjoyed taking care of her big lawn and her flowers. Clara had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Clara is survived by three children, Roxann (LaVerne) Steinke of Clermont, FL, J. Howard (Betsy) Peterson of Prescott, and Fay (Chuck) Apel of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Randy (Sally) Steinke of Colfax, Ed (Nancy) Steinke of Sorrento, Carla Peterson of Prescott, Julie (Mark) Books of Ellsworth, Cori Apel of Menomonie, Aaron Apel of Menomonie, and Derek Apel of Madison; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Louetta (Robert) Hintz of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gordon; a daughter, Debbie; a granddaughter, Kelly Jo Apel; a daughter-in-law, Eunice Peterson; a sister, Norma Lien; and give brothers, Walter, Louis, Merril, William and Maurice Link.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Bee Meierstein

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Beatrice (Bee) Meierstein, age 81, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, March 7, 2003. Her last memories were of harp music being played and her family in attendance.

Beatrice May Beebe was born May 17, 1921, in Sioux City, IA, to Hiram and Lucy Beebe. Bee was raised in Ipswich, SD and attended the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, where she received her degree in teaching. Bee was a member of Kappa Alpha Tau Sorority. On Sept. 3, 1945, Bee married George W. Meierstein.

Together they raised their family of five children in Sioux City where Bee taught for many years.

In 1970, Bee, George and their three younger children moved to Menomonie where Bee taught music until her retirement in 1984. Bee was a member of The First Congregational Church and a member of its choir. Bee also directed the church's Bell Choir.

After her retirement, Bee moved to be close to her children, first going to Montana near her daughter, Pam. Homesick for Iowa, Bee moved to Marshalltown to be near her daughter, Lynn. After living in Marshalltown for many years, Bee moved to Sioux City to be near her daughter, Ann. After a few years, Bee's love for the mountains brought her back to Montana where her final few months were spent with her daughter, Pam. Bee will be sorely missed by all of her family. Bee has gone on to join her husband and parents in the presence of the Lord.

Bee is survived by her children, Lynn (Steve) Ford of Marshalltown, Ann Hart of Des Moines, IA, Pam (John) Hullberg of Alberton, Mont, George Ralph (Anita) Meierstein of Beaverton, OR, and Hiram Todd Meierstein of Schaumburg, IL; a brother, Ed Beebe of Harlingen, TX; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2003, in Evergreen Cemetery. Bee will be laid to rest next to her husband, George.

Mary B. Ney

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Mary B. Ney, age 91, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Mary was born Aug. 25, 1911, in the Town of Red Cedar, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Cramer) Ney. Mary moved to Menomonie with her sisters and father in 1942. Mary worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee for a brief time and then returned to Menomonie. Mary worked at Sanna Dairies, retiring after 25 years.

In her retirement, Mary enjoyed working in her garden at the family home in Menomonie and keeping in t ouch with her brothers and their families and her friends. In August 2002 she moved to Our House Assisted Living in Menomonie.

Mary is survived by two nephews, John (Cathy) Ney of Blacksburg, VA, and Richard (Diane) Ney of Eagan, Minn; two nieces, Dianne (Peter) Totten of Atlanta, GA and Barbara (Charles Harding) of Chicago, IL; four great-nephews; and six great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Frank, Leonard, Leo, Bernie and John; two sisters, Gertrude and Helen, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth, in infancy.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, where Mary was a lifelong member, with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made in Mary's name to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Michael L. Hayes

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Michael L. Hayes, age 55, of the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie from injuries sustained after being hit an an automobile.

Michael was born May 18, 1947, in Sandstone, MN, the son of William and Senia (Sohlo) Hayes.  He grew up in Sandstone and served in the U.S. Army. After the service, he lived in Kansas and Minnesota before moving to Downing in 1995. Michael later moved to the Town of Dunn, rural Menomonie. He married Judith Null on Sept. 17, 1999. For the last three and one-half years he was employed at Trient Technologies in Woodville.

Michael is survived by his wife, Judith; two sons, Rodney of Topeka, KS, and Everett of Hutchinson, KS; two daughters, Tanya Hayes and Mandy (Chris) Wilson and Chelsea Hayes; three stepchildren, Laura, Andrew and Jennifer Null, all of Menomonie; two brothers, George (Bonnie) of Maplewood, MN, and Roger (Marilyn) of Roberts; four sisters, Sylvia Goodroad of Roseville, MN, Donna (Doug) Hensrud of Gilby, ND. Patricia (Leonard) Shatava of White Bear Lake, MN and Cindy (Michael Thoen) of River Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son in infancy; a brother, Wesley; a sister, Jenine; and a grandson, Christopher.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home served the family.

Dennis T. Keck

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Dennis Thomas Keck, age 61, of Knapp, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home in the Town of Cady.

Dennis was born March 6, 1941, in Downing to Sailes and Mabel (Orfgen) Keck. He was a member of the Wilson Lutheran Church for the last several years.

Dennis attended school in Glenwood City. Dennis served in the U.S. Army for a number of years. On Dec. 14, 1968, he married Karen Nygaard at the Downing Methodist Church.

He worked for the Knapp Creamery for a few years, then entered the service. After returning from the service, he again worked for the Knapp Creamery for a while. Later he went to work for George W. Olson Construction out of Stillwater, MN, and was presently employed at the Coachman Supper Club. He was an avid collector of the Boyd's Bears "Dollstone Collection," was a Watkins distributor, and cake decorator.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Gerwood, Duane and Sherwin Keck; a sister, Esther Teegarden; his father-in-law, Orville Ryan, and a brother-in-law, Donald "Pinky" Sanders.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Knapp; one brother, Gilbert Keck of St. Paul, MN; two sisters, Doris (Eugene) Smith and Louise Sanders, both of Downing; his mother-in-law, Bernice Ryan of Minong; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Allen) Kerr of Wilson and Sonya Keck of Menomonie; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 8, 2003, at the Wilson Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeff Driscoll officiating. Special music was provided by Carole Lynum, organist, and Joe Menter, vocalist. Burial was in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery with military honors provided by Matson-Miller American Legion Post 330 of Wilson.

Honorary bearers were Jim Reich, Mick Keck and Tom Teegarden. Pallbearers were Kevin Kerr, Kory Kerr, Kelly Kerr, Keith Kerr, Dean Sanders and Jeff Sanders.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Clarence E. G. Lorenz

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 12, 2003, A6

Clarence E.G. Lorenz, age 101, of Wheeler, died Monday, March 10, 2003 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he has resided the last five years.

Clarence was born Dec. 28, 1901, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Herman and Ida (Koepnick) Lorenz. Before his marriage, Clarence worked as a bridge builder in Milwaukee. He married the former Nina Losness on Feb. 3, 1939 in the Town of Otter Creek. He then worked as a milk hauler for several years in the Wheeler area. From 1948 to 1981 he was a bulldozer operator in the excavating business with his son, Donald.

Clarence was a member of the Hay River Lutheran Church. He loved to fish and hunt, and especially enjoyed visits from his great-grandson, Tanner.

Clarence is survived by his son, Robert (Linda) Lorenz of Wheeler; two grandchildren, Lori (Rob) Sinz of Boyceville and lance Lorenz (fiancé Dianna Waalen) of Wheeler; a great-grandson, Tanner Sinz; a sister, Nina Nelson of Colfax; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nina; a son, Donald; two brothers, Herbert and Elmer Lorenz; and two sisters, Gertrude Roff and Edna.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River with the Rev. Roger Benrud officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome at the church Thursday one hour prior to services. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

William C. Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 16, 2003, A6

William C. (Bill) Anderson of Palo Alto, CA, died peacefully on Feb. 19, 2003 at the age of 50 after a two-year battle with cancer.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Audrey of Boyceville, and younger brothers, Brad, Rob (Brenda), Rich, nephew Cody, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill was born on July 11, 1952 and grew up in Boyceville. "Andy," as he was known to the hometown folks, worked on his parents' dairy farm throughout his childhood.

Bill graduated from Boyceville High School in 1970 with honors; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Summa Cum Laude in 1974; University of Minnesota Law School, President of Law Review.

Upon his graduation from law school in 1977, he joined the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where from then until his passing he practiced labor and employment law. He became a partner in t he firm in 1984 and the partner in charge of the Labor and Employment Group in the firm's East Palo Alto office.

Aside from his devotion to the legal profession, Bill had a wide range of other interests. He was active in the world of theater, serving on the Board of TheatreWorks of Palo Alto, and was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore.  He was an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors, the Minnesota Twins, and the Green Bay Packers.

Bill was considered by his colleagues to be a "lawyer's lawyer," building a strong and varied practice and mentoring a large number of younger lawyers. His clients uniformly admired him a wise and gentle counselor who guided them through sometimes thorny legal problems.

His passing is felt deeply by all who knew him. His memory will be preserved in the bonds of affection he forged with his friends and colleagues.

Ethel A. Lowell

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 16, 2003, A6

Ethel A. (Veres) Lowell (nee Fizel), age 87 of Lansing, IL, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003.

Beloved mother to Elaine Hamilton, loving grandmother to Terry (Jesus) Lopez; devoted great-grandmother to Kristy Evers and Angeline Lopez; and cherished sister to Leona Petereck, Julia (Bruce) Wold, Martha Amundson, Betty Graff, Melvin Fizel, Leon Fizel, John Fizel, and Robert Fizel.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Fizel; husband, George Veres; an infant son, Jerry David; a grandson Tod Hamilton; and sisters Zella Anderson and Alvina Koleff.

Funeral services were Friday, March 7, 2003, at Rosemoor Funeral Home in Lansing. Pastor Paul Appold officiated. Interment was in Concordia Cemetery in Lansing.

Laura E. Heintz

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 16, 2003, A6

Laura E. Heintz, age 89, of Saginaw, Mich, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 at Luther Manor.

Laura E. Kronenberger was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Knapp and resided in Saginaw most of her life.  She was married to Thomas John Heintz on April 14, 1934, at SS. Peter & Paul Church. He passed away March 13, 1992. Laura was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

Laura was an avid gardener and was very active in church and community service. She was a member of the King's Daughters, Emilie Circle for more than 50 years, holding various offices, at one time serving as state president. She volunteered throughout her adult life with the Saginaw County Fair, lending her expertise in antique and Pioneer division. She was a member of the Needlework Guild and many other charitable organizations.

Surviving are one son, John Henry and his wife Frances Ann MacDonald Heintz of Saginaw, and their children, Jenean (Terry) Clarkson and John Thomas (Amy) Heintz, all of Saginaw, and Julie Ann Heintz of Ann Arbor; two great-grandchildren, Cole Clarkson and Sara Heintz; one sister, Mary Roland of Grand Junction, Colo; sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Kronenberger of Oakland, Calif, and Dorothy Kronenberger of New Orleans; a special friend, Alice Rex of Saginaw; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers and three sisters, Oscar and George Kronenberger, Cecelia Isaacs, Sr.,  Angela (Kate) and Hildegard Hanson, all predeceased her.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Donald Christensen officiated with emtombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Andrew Church or Luther Manor.

McIntyre Funeral Chapel in Saginaw handled arrangements.

Leland C. Schlytter

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 19, 2003, A8

Leland C. Schlytter, age 83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Leland was born July 21, 1919, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, the son of Carl and Esther (Cockeram) Schyltter. Leland moved with his family to Menomonie when a young child. He graduated in 1937 from Menomonie High School. Leland married Ardith Lokken on July 26, 1941, in Menomonie.

Leland served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard a Navy minesweeper. Leland drove truck for John Greeley in Menomonie for several years before driving for Consolidated Freightways for 30 years. Leland drove in Minneapolis for five years, then 25 years in California. His family lived in San Leandro, Calif. In 1990, they moved back to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life.

Leland loved to read, make things, and work on his car. He loved his family and his work as a truck driver. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Leland is survived by his wife, Ardith; a son, John of Menomonie; a daughter, Rebecca (Bob) Robbers of Herald, Calif.; two granddaughters, Jessica and Megan Robbers of California; a brother, Everett (Betty) of Sand Leandro; his mother-in-law, Nora Lokken of Menomonie; two brothers-in-law, Frank Harshman of Menomonie and Duane (Bonnie) Lokken of Beaver Dam; three sisters-in-law, Faye (Ken) Niederkorn of Horicon, Audrey Kroells of Waterloo, Iowa, and Eula Panich of Milwaukee; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Arthur Lokken; two brothers-in-law, Al Kroells and Mark Panich; and two nieces, Pamela Schlytter and Tammie Rogers.

No services are planned.

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

Liberty A. Reed

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 19, 2003, A8

Liberty A. Reed, of New Auburn, died Monday, March 3, 2003, following an automobile accident.

Liberty was born March 22, 1965, in Amery to Ronald and Pamela (Thomas) Rosen. Liberty worked at the Dallas Health Care Center while attending Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. She was a devoted parent and member of the Methodist Church in Connorsville. Liberty enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Liberty was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruby and Franklin Thomas, and paternal grandparents, Edgar and Olga Rosen.

Liberty is survived by a son, Dean Reed of New Auburn; her parents, Ron and Pam Rosen of Boyceville; two sisters, Doreen (Jerry) Olson of Boycevillle and Jessica (Curtis) Molly of Menomonie; four nieces, Shanon, Lauren, Leslie and Rebecca; a nephew, Lucas; her paternal grandparents, Dean and Muriel Reed and Frances Keffer; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 7, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Interment of the cremates will be in New Haven Cemetery, Town of New Haven, at a later date.

Local arrangements were handled by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

E. Calvin and Donna J. Myers

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 19, 2003, A8

E. Calvin Myers, age 76, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, and his wife, Donna J. Myers, age 69, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, both at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Earnest Calvin Myers was born Aug. 4, 1926, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Henry and Lydia (Terry) Myers. He attended the Dunn County School of Agriculture in Menomonie and farmed all his life in the Town of Spring Brook. He also worked for several years for the Town of Spring Brook. Calvin was very much a family man who also enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories or a good joke. The last few years he spent a lot of time on his computer.

The former Donna Jean Meyer was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Eau Claire to Raymond and Louise (Kohnke) Meyer. She was raised in the Town of Spring Brook, then moved to Eau Claire where she lived with her sister and graduated from Memorial High School. Together, they farmed in the Town of Spring Brook and raised a family. Donna loved to garden and take care of a large lawn. She loved animlas, especially raising dogs, and she also enjoyed bowling and reading.

Calvin and Donna were married Jan. 9, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Elk Mound. They were very family oriented and they loved the outdoors. Together, they enjoyed hunting and fishing and also playing cards and playing cribbage, which they taught their grandchildren. They will be sadly missed by their family and friends.

They are survived by their children, Ernest (Kathy) Myers of Elk Mound, Donald (Donna) Myers of Menomonie, Harold (Karen) Myers of Elk Mound, and Rosemary (Dale) Lausted of Colfax; their grandchildren, John Myers (his girlfriend, Rachel Martin) and Joe Myers, Dawn, Christina and Travis Myers, Trisha and Mitch Myers, and Aaron Lausted; Calvin's brother, Earl (Alyce) Myers of Elk Mound; his sister, Jessie Knott of Merrill; his sister-in-law, Margaret Myers of Eau Claire; Donna's sister, Ethel Jaquish of Milwaukee; her sisters-in-law, Marjorie Meyer of Elk Mound and Joanne Meyer of Fairchild; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

They were preceded in death by Calvin's parents; his brothers, Delbert Myers and George (Myrtle) Myers; his sisters, Marian (Oscar) McLaine and Grace (Norman) Georcke; a brother-in-law, Bert Knott; Donna's parents; her brothers, Galvin Meyer and Gordon Meyer; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Jaquish.

Funeral services for Calvin and Donna are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Sister Monica Mai officiating. Burial will be in Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday.


Correction

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

In Wednesday's newspaper, an obituary for E. Calvin and Donna J. Myers was printed.

A grandson, Ryan Lausted, was left out of the survivors in the obituary.

Dorothy M. Hofer

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Dorothy M. Hofer, age 89, of Colfax, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

The former Dorothy Mary Smith was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Forreston, Ill., to Samuel and Anna (Aslasksan) Smith. She married Raymond Hofer in 1936 in River Forest, Ill.

Dorothy lived in Jensen Beach, Fla., for 10 years before moving to Colfax where she enjoyed living for the past four years. She also enjoyed her time in the H.C.E. Tainter Club.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Jim (Deirdre) Hofer of Colfax; a daughter, Dottie Hiebing of Montclair, N.J.; two grandchildren, James Hofer Jr. of Orange, Calif., and Julie (Jeff) Majerus of Chaska, Minn.; one brother, Charles (Lorraine) Smith of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Lucille Dyer of Dunedin, Fla., and Harriet Opel of Arizona; and other relatives and friends.

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

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2003, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. James Harrington officiating. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

The family prefers memorials to Sunrise Rotary Polio Plus.

Philomena "Minnie" R. Greenway

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Philomena "Minnie" R. Greenway, age 97, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1906, in Kewanee, Ill., to Theodore and Sophie Ver Cruse at the family home. Minnie completed the eighth grade. Minnie had three sisters - Florence, Annie and Gertie - who died at the age of 10 of appendicitis.

On May 24, 1924, Minnie married Edward Greenway in Arpin. Minnie and Ed worked as cheesemakers at several cheese factories in the Marshfield area. They moved to Dunn County in 1932 to manage the Tramway Cooperative Cheese Factory. In 1938, they purchased the Summit Cheese Factory near Wilson. With the aid of their sons, Lloyd and Edward Greenway, and several other family members, Minnie and Ed owned and operated Summit Cheese for over 50 years. In 1992, Minnie aided in negotiating the sale of Summit Cheese to Wisconsin Dairies, which later became Foremost Farms.

Minnie was an active member of the Evangelical United Brethren in Menomonie, and continued as an active member after it merged into the United Methodist Church. Minnie taught Sunday School for several years while at the EUB. In her later years, Minnie became a member of the First Congregational Church. In the 1960s, Minnie was an avid bowler in the Woodville Bowling League, and competed in state tournaments around Wisconsin.

Survivors include her sister, Annie (Bill) Esser of Annawan, Ill.; a son, Lloyd (Jean) Greenway of Wilson; former daughter-in-law, Eunice (Stan) Anderson of Downing; five grandchildren, Michael (Billie) Greenway of Wheeler, Ore., Arvella Greenway of Blaine, Minn., Joy Greenway (Steven Vig) of Tucson, Ariz., Kelton (Michelle) Greenway of Menomonie, and Tim (Rebecca) Greenway of Reedsburg; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Minnie is also survived by many special friends and other treasured relatives. Minnie was loved by many, and leaves many who will mourn her and who will cherish her memory.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Florence (Ira) Vruwink and Gertie Ver Cruse; her husband, Ed Greenway; and son, Edward Greenway Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

The family requests that any memorials be given to the givers' own churches in memory of Minnie.

Leola Beth Smith

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Leola Beth Smith, age 72, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Montrose, Kan., to Bernice (Gilbert) and Lewis Shackleton. As a child, she moved to the Cornell area with her family and attended Cornell schools.

Beth married Leon M. Smith on Oct. 2, 1947, at the Church of God in Cornell. They lived in Cornell until 1972, when they moved to Chippewa Falls. She resided in the Chippewa Falls area and then at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation from 1994 to 1998. She moved to the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie on June 6, 1998.

She had been employed as a nurses aide at the Chippewa County Health Care Center from Jan. 2, 1968, until retiring in 1983 due to ill health. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Chippewa County Health Care Center, where her whole family participated.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Gatewood of Eau Claire, Suzanne (David) Stubb of Boyceville, and Ann (Raymond) Wright of Denver, Colo.; one son, Thomas Smith of Menomonie; two sisters, Marilyn (Willard) Mathis of Menomonie and Lois (Henry) Bowe of Chippewa Falls; seven grandchildren, Troy Hoople of Mississippi, Timothy (Kristen) Hoople of Menomonie, Jeremy (Shauna) Stubb of Menomonie, Sammiejo Stubb of Boyceville, Victor Murkowski of Wausau, and Mya and Seda Wright of Denver; a great-granddaughter, Violet Rose Stubb; a step-great-grandson, Gregory Hovland; a special niece, Sherry (Tom) Stelter; and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 23, 1996, her parents, and a nephew, Brian Bowe.

Memorial services were Friday, March 21, 2003, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls with Pastor Paul Pillman, chaplain of the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, officiating. Interment was in the Cornell Cemetery.

Mildred Norma Prim-Bisson-Verlinden

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Mildred Norma Prim was born Feb. 1, 1909, in Menomonie to Otto Prim and Maria (Panch) Prim. Mildred grew up in Menomonie and graduated from high school here. Norma Prim attended nurses school in Chicago, Ill., and began a nursing career in the Menomonie area. She met her future husband, William McKinley Bisson, while he was a patient in the Menomonie hospital.

Norma and Mack Bisson married in 1943 and had two boys, David and Richard Bisson. Previous to their marriage, William "Mack" Bisson had two boys, Jack and Tom; Mildred "Norma" Prim had a girl, JoAnne. They combined their children and made a family of four boys and one girl. The Bisson family settled in Boyceville.

William "Mack" Bisson passed away from a heart attack in 1972. In 1975, Norma Bisson remarried Matt Verlinden of Barron. Norma and her second husband, Matt, had two homes, a summer home in Barron, and a winter home in Sebring, Fla. Matt Verlinden passed away in 1989. Norma Verlinden then settled to live full-time in Sebring, coming north in the summers to spend time with her large family.

Norma moved to Minnesota in 1998 and resided in the Starbuck area; passing away at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home at the age of 94. Norma will be missed by the residents and staff of the Minnewaska Lutheran Home, but most of all by her family. She was a kind woman who loved to sing and dance. She continued throughout her life with a sense of humor that kept up until her sudden death on Monday, March 17, 2003.

Norma is survived by her sons, David Bisson-Schafer of Glenwood, Minn., and Tom Bisson of Colfax. Her surviving grandchildren are Bill Bisson of Minneapolis, Minn., Sara Bisson-Ellefson of Minneapolis, Sally Bisson-Martin of Chicago, Cam Bisson-Schafer of Glenwood, Minn., Linda Ullum of Hudson, Steve Slind of Boyceville, Jay Slind of La Crosse, Amy Slind of Superior, and Trish Slind of Superior. Norma's surviving great-grandchildren are Chance Bisson-Martin of Chicago, Andy and Tyler Slind of Boyceville, Stephanie, Dana and Alex Slind of Superior, and Christopher Hanson-Slind of Superior.

Mildred "Norma" Prim-Bisson-Verlinden was preceded in death by her husbands, William "Mack" McKinley Bisson and Matt Verlinden; her sons, Jack and Richard Bisson; her daughter, JoAnne Slind; and her grandson, Charles "Chuck" Slind.

There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 28, 2003, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville.

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Gladys E. Prong

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Gladys E. Prong, age 90, of Menomonie, died on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the Oakview Care Center in Durand of pancreatic cancer.

Gladys was born Nov. 14, 1912, the daughter of John and Fannie (Hallstein) Husby. She was born and raised in Menomonie. She graduated from Menomonie High School. Gladys married Alfred Prong on May 12,1935, in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage they resided in Menomonie. Her husband Alfred passed away on April 21, 1984. Gladys has been residing with her daughter Mary in Durand since last September.

Gladys is survived by two daughters, Doris (Lane) Jacobs of Ridgeland and Mary (Dave) Linderud of Durand; three granddaughters, Lynn (Mike) Anderson of Dallas, Beth (David) Harrington of Ridgeland and Cherie (Tim) Godin of Hartford; four great-grandchildren, Natasha Harrington (fiance Randy Olson) of Cameron, Danielle Harrington of Ridgeland and Travis and Mickey Anderson of Dallas; one brother, Merlin (Charlotte) Husby of Peoria Ill., two nieces, Linda Husby and Chris (John) Mathewson of Peoria Ill., and "Buster," her constant loving companion who gave her the will of living.

She was preceded in death by besides her husband, her parents, her son Johnny and brother Vern Husby.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Revs. Ron Burke and Bob Friese officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery,

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church on Thursday one hour prior to services.

Arrangements by the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie.

Genevieve M. Wekkin

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 23, 2003, A6

Genevieve M. Wekkin, age 95, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

The former Genevieve Marie Kern was born March 23, 1907, in Hinckley, Minn. to Edward and Mary (Christolf) Kern.

She graduated from Buffalo County Training School in Alma and taught country grade school until her marriage to Clarence Wekkin on June 21, 1926. She and her husband farmed for many years in Dunn County until Clarence's death in 1986.

Genevieve loved hunting and fishing with Clarence and spent many happy vacations in northern Wisconsin where they owned a small cabin.

Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Elaine Wendt of Menomonie; two grandsons, Gary (Carol) Carlson of Portland, Ore. and Bruce (Paula) Carlson of LaCrescent, Minn.; one granddaughter, Penny Hammer of Menomonie; five great-grandchildren, Gwen Reid, Ami Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Brian Carlson and Bradley Carlson; one great-great-granddaughter, Azja Carlson; one sister, Edna Anderson of Colfax; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence, and her son-in-law, Allen Wendt.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Dunn, Dunn County. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon on Tuesday until time of services.

Eva V. Birthman

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 26, 2003, A6

Eva V. Birthman, age 82, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

The former Eva Vernice Dyer was born on Oct. 29, 1920, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to George S. and Esther (Noland) Dyer. When an infant she moved with her family to the Dunn County area. She married John W. Birthman on Oct. 29, 1940, in Knapp. Together, they farmed in the Town of Lucas until 1960.

Eva enjoyed being a housewife and loving mother to her children. She also worked for the Lange Canning Factory, Schultz Bros. Co., and in several restaurants before she purchased her own restaurant. She owned and operated Eva's Cafe for nearly 20 years before retiring because of ill health. In 1992, they sold their house in Menomonie and moved back to God's Country in Iron Creek.

Eva belonged to the Lucas Ladies Aid, and also cooked at the Lucas Elementary School. Besides cooking, Eva enjoyed gardening, doing crafts, sewing and traveling. She has been a member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church for many years. Eva was a very loving person and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Eva is survived by two sons, James Birthman and Thomas (Nancy) Birthman, both of Menomonie; two daughters, Marguerite (Daniel) Skillings of Menomonie and Esther (Bennett) Ponzio of Las Angeles, Calif.; 10 granchildren, Rhonda (Richard) Hintz of Menomonie, Tim (Tracy) Skillings of Menomonie, Lexeen (Mike) Bilse of Onalaska, Cynthia (Mike) Moraitis of Manhatten Beach, Calif., Kimberly (Jody) Sekas of Eau Claire, Marci (Christian) Worthington of Big Bear Lake, Calif., Jay Birthman, Jerid (Laura) Klatt of Wilson, Ron Gerhardt of Menomonie, and Mike Gerhardt of Prairie Farm.

She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, Shelby and Kelsey Skillings, Hailey and Devyn Hintz, Carli and Allison Bilse, Sarah and Willie Moraitis, Torianna Birthman, Ethan Worthington, Chase, Blake and Shye Ann Klatt, and Katie Pickerign; four sisters, Irene Schultze, Joan (Gerald) Scheel, Betty (Dick) Cotts and Helen Sachsenmaier, all of Menomonie; three brothers, Ned (Peggy) Dyer and Jerry (Kathy) Dyer, both of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Paul (Michelle) Dyer of Downing; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, and two brothers, Dale and Wesley Dyer.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery, Town of Lucas, Dunn County.,

Famiy and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomoine and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Little Elk Creek New Addition Fund.

George L. Hubbard

 

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 26, 2003, A6

George L. Hubbard, age 95, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

George was born Dec. 28, 1907, in Newark Township, Marshall County, South Dakota, the son of David and Anna (Hanson) Hubbard. He grew up in that community.

George married Marie Lee on May 24, 1930, in Chisago City, Minn. They farmed for several years in the Cameron area and also near Dallas. George then hauled milk in Prairie Farm and then Ridgeland. They moved to Bloomington, Minn., where George drove semi over the road for many years.

They later moved to their lake home on Tainter Lake, rural Colfax, and George retired shortly thereafter. George and Marie later moved into an apartment in Menomonie where they lived for 11 years. For the last two years, George has been a resident of the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

George is survived by his wife, Marie; a son, Norman (Carolyn) of Colfax; a daughter-in-law, Terasa Hubbard of Shakopee, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Arthur of Shakopee and William of Wisconsin Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald; a daughter-in-law, Janice Hubbard; and two brothers, Jay and Albert.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating. Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery in Barron.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomone and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Sylvan C. Sundby

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 30, 2003, A6

Sylvan C. Sundby, age 48, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at his home in Menomonie.

Sylvan was born Sept. 18, 1954, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, the son of Willis and Mildred (Doelle) Sundby. He grew up in that community and graduated in 1972 from Menomonie High School.

He attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a BS degree in industrial technology, with emphasis in packaging, and a minor in biology.

Sylvan married Anna Rae Kron in 1980 in Neenah. They later divorced. Sylvan was employed by Sanna Dairies until 1998 when he was involved in a very serious car accident that left him disabled.

When a child he enjoyed 4-H, Boy Scouts and FFA. Sylvan was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He will be sadly missed and always be in our hearts and prayers.

Sylvan is survived by two daughters, Shana and April Sundby of Neenah; a sister, Rosalind (Dave) Wynveen, and a brother, Melvin, both of Menomonie; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Norman R. Schlough

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 30, 2003, A6

Norman R. Schlough, age 93, of Menomonie, who formerly resided on a farm near Ridgeland, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Norman was born March 5, 1910, on the home farm in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, the son of Richard and Selma (Arntson) Schlough. In his younger years, he hauled cream in insulated wooden cream cans with a Model-T to Connorsville. He was also one of the founding members of the Ridgeland Farmers Union Co-op.

Norman married Mary Hyben on Aug. 5, 1936, in Sand Creek. After marriage, they farmed for 10 years in the Town of Sheridan. They later moved to the Town of Wilson where they farmed until he retired. Norman also hauled milk, drove school bus, and worked for Presto Industries in Eau Claire.

Mary died in 1983 and for the last five years Norman resided at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Norman is survived by a daughter, Arlene (David) Kraft of Menomonie; a son, Arnie (Mary Lou) Schlough of near Ridgeland; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Kenneth (Linda) Voelker of Boyceville; and four sisters-in-law, Helen Corbett and Ruth (Jim) Rogers, both of Bloomington, Minn., Gladys (Laurel) Mittlestadt of Boyceville, and Dorothy Hall of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Ethel Voelker.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the Hay River Lutheran Church near Wheeler with the Rev. Roger Benrud officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

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