Dunn County, WI Obituaries
March 2005

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March 2, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Kathy Sue Strand

Dunn County News, Wed, March 2, 2005, A6

Kathy Sue Strand, age 39, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kathy was born on Jan. 31, 1966, in Menomonie to William A. and June M. (Gesche) Strand. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and graduated in 1984 from Menomonie High School Kathy worked at UW-Stout in the chancellor's office since 1983.
Kathy liked to play bean bags, volleyball and attend her nephews' sporting events. She also liked to bake, had an eye for decorating, and had a love for life.

Kathy is survived by her parents, Bill and June Strand of Menomonie; three sisters, Kay Strand, Kristie (Thomas) Olson and Kari Strand, all of Menomonie; two nephews, Ryan and Sean Olson of Menomonie; four aunts, Margaret Klatt of Downing, Verna Gesche and Betty Gesche, both of Menomonie, and Marian Gesche of Eau Claire; a special friend, Rodney Larsen of Menomonie; many cousins; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Oscar and Viola Strand; her maternal grandparents, Fred and Bertha Gesche; five uncles, Arnold Klatt, Clarence, Alvin and Carl Gesche, and James Strand; two aunts, Evelyn Burling and Eunice Strand; and a cousin, Steven Strand.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, town of Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to the UW-Stout Foundation.
Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Merlin A. Olson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 2, 2005, A6

Merlin A. Olson, age 78, of Menomonie, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Buffalo County to Arnold and Eleanor (Kothbauer) Olson. He later moved with his family to the Little Elk Creek area in Dunn County.

Marlin attended Little Elk Creek country school and helped on the farm before going to Northern Colony in Chippewa Falls. He lived there for a short time and then moved back to the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. While at the Health Care Center, he enjoyed working in the barns. For the last 10 years Merlin lived at Aurora Residential Alternatives.

Merlin enjoyed going on short trips, eating out, and shopping with his caregivers from Aurora. He also enjoyed singing.

Merlin is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Lorraine (Merlin) Grutt of Menomonie, Dale (Margery) Olson of Great Falls, Mont., Russell (Marjorie) Olson of Menomonie, and Sharon (Roger) Owen of Durand; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Clinton.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial was in Froen Cemetery in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Helen M. Leiterman

Dunn County News, Wed, March 2, 2005, A6

Helen Minnie Leiterman passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. She was 93 years old.

Helen was born July 25, 1911, in Menomonie to August and Helena Carlson. She was a graduate of Menomonie High School. She attended business college and received an associate degree in Minneapolis after high school. Professional pursuits included employment at the Kraft State Bank in Menomonie, Hill's Department Store and H.C. Prange's in Sheboygan.

With the exception of the last few years, Helen was very active at Saint Peter Claver in Sheboygan and Queen of Peace at Madison. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society and choirs in both parishes. During her later years she was active at the West Side Senior Center in Madison.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Leiterman; her parents, August and Helena Carlson; her sisters, Helen Engelbretson and Valeria Stephenson; and a daughter-in-law, Judith Wochos Leiterman.

She is survived by her sister, Marian Scheinoha, and her children, Audrey Leiterman, Ted Leiterman (Carol Peltier), Steven Leiterman (Ellen), Tom Leiterman and Carl Leiterman (Sue Jackan). Helen is further survived by her eight grandchildren, Gretchen and Hans, Jenny Schommer (Mark) and Mike Leiterman, Hannah and Rachel, and Zach and Luke. She is also survived by her great-grandson, Connor Jonah Schommer, who has his great-grandfather's carrot-red hair.

Audrey and her brothers would like to thank the staff of the Ingle Living Communities, particularly the CNAs, for the many kindnesses they have shown our mother over the years she lived there. They would further like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Adult Day Health Center in Madison as well as the folks at the Westside Coalition on Aging.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Saint Peter Claver Church, 1444 S. 11th St., Sheboygan. Friends, relatives, and colleagues may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. A lunch and gathering will be held after the Mass. Specifics will be announced during the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Catholic Charities U.S.A. Information is available at catholiccharities.org/donate/ donate.cim or by calling 800-919-9338.

Helen Leiterman was constantly aware of the less fortunate around her, both in her near and distant world. She was a quiet advocate for making their lives better by public policy and her own works and deeds. Even late in life, Helen continued to be an inspiration to her family, her fellow Inglenook residents, and the staff of the Ingleside Nursing Home. She will be missed by all of us.

Sue Evenson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 6, 2005, A6

Sue Evenson, age 90, of Boyceville, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Rosemary D. Parman

Dunn County News, Sun, March 6, 2005, A6

Rosemary D. Parman, age 74, of Wheeler, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Clarence W. Heckel

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Clarence W. Heckel, age 96, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Ellsworth to John Steven and Clara (Backus) Heckel. He was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth in January of 1909. The family moved from Ellsworth to a farm at the existing intersection of county roads E and W on the northwest corner of Springfield Township, St. Croix County. Clarence attended Broadview Country School in Springfield Township.

He married Hazel Kegan on Feb. 9, 1935, at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City. They first lived with his parents, then moved to a farm near Eau Claire where they rented. They milked their own cows, bottled the milk, and delivered it.

They bought their existing farm, located two miles west of Boyceville, in 1942, where they milked cows and raised honey bees and strawberries. They were the first in this area to have people come in and "pick and pay." People came from as far away as the Twin Cities and Eau Claire. Clarence and Hazel also managed and operated the Gedney Pickle Factory in Boyceville for 14 years.

Clarence was an avid wood craftsman for many years. He sold a lot of woodcrafts in the local area and at craft shows in the surrounding towns as well as the Twin Cities. He loved dancing with Hazel, fishing and bird watching. Clarence attended local Catholic churches all his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Heckel; one sister, Josephine; one brother, Paul; and his wife, Hazel.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Memorials are preferred to the Greater Menomonie Area Community Foundation.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Sue Evenson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Sue Evenson, age 90, of Boyceville, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

The former Sue Danovsky was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., to George and Suzanna (Zubor) Danovsky. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from Schurrz High School.

After graduation, she moved to Boyceville and married Edwin S. Evenson on Aug. 3, 1932 in Menomonie. Sue worked as a secretary at the Boyceville Creamery and later as a secretary for Hight Insurance Company, until retiring.

Sue was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, belonging to the WELCA and church circle and helping out wherever needed. She also did much volunteer work including many years with the Dunn County Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Sue and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV to Mexico and other places as well as fishing in Canada. She enjoyed her garden, her flowers and watching birds. And she enjoyed her family and friends.

Sue is survived by one daughter and two sons, Edwyna (Rev. Hal) Brown of Ajijic, Mexico, Jerry (Gerry) Evenson of Tulsa, Okla., and Dr. Timothy (Karen) Evenson of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Debbie (Pete) Dirisamer of Elmhurst, Ill., Luther (Sharon) Brown of Brooklyn Center, Minn., Mitchell (Lynn) Evenson of Menomonie, Melissa (Robert) Starkey of Broken Arrow, Okla., Mark Brown of New York, N.Y., and Erik Evenson of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, David Dirisamer, Rachel, Holly and Eddie Brown, Ashley Evenson and Allison and Andrew Starkey; a sister, Mildred Harmon of Chula Vista, Calif.; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin Evenson; and a granddaughter, Heidi Sue Evenson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family.

Gladys S. Olsen

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Gladys S. Olsen, age 98, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Gladys Eide was born June 25, 1906, in Milan, Minn., to Sverre O. and Annie L. (Kanten) Eide. She was raised in Milan and graduated from high school there. She then attended the Fairview Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minn., to become a registered nurse.

Gladys married Ingvald Olsen. While raising their family, she also worked as an R.N. at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan and later in the office of Dr. H.J. Hansen in Sheboygan Falls.

Gladys was an active member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Sheboygan and the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. She was a member and Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.

In the late 1980s, Gladys moved to Menomonie to be near her granddaughter, Nan, and enjoyed helping with her great-granddaughters. Gladys was a fabulous knitter, an accomplished card player and enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She also did volunteer work for the Red Cross.

Gladys is survived by a daughter, Joyce Downtain of Williston, Vt.; three granddaughters, Nan (Phillip) Olson of Menomonie, Julie Tickle of Sarasota, Fla, and Debra (Charles) Olivetti of Williston, Vt.; four great-grandchildren, Amy Olson of Minneapolis, Minn., Travis Tickle of Sarasota, Fla., Susannah Olson of Menomonie, and Kiersten Olivetti of Williston, Vt.; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ingar Olsen; a son, James Olsen; and three sisters, Lavina Halverson, Clara Serkland and Agnes Sandven.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Sheboygan with Rev. Roger Clapp officiating. Burial will be in Kohler Cemetery in Kohler.

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

Marjorie S. Lieffring

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Marjorie S. "Midge" Lieffring, age 52, of Arkansaw, was born Aug. 6, 1952, and died March 7, 2005, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Midge was the daughter of Charles and Helen (Tulip) Lieffring. She was born in Plum City. She attended St. Henry's Elementary School in Eau Galle for eight years and graduated from Durand High School in 1970.

In 1973, she married Dick Bignell; they later divorced. From this union, she had three children, Charles W. Bignell of Menomonie, Jason (Karen Casey) Bignell of Arkansaw and Tammy Bignell of Rhinelander.

Midge worked for Sanna Dairy in Menomonie, Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, and, for the last 20 years, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie as a nurse's aide. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cross-stitching, crocheting, reading and more recently, traveling. One goal was to see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and she accomplished this in the past two years.

Midge is survived by her three children, two brothers, Gerald (Linda) Lieffring of Arkansaw and Herb (Diana) Lieffring of Roseville, Minn.; two sisters, Char (Jack) Dunbar and Kathy (Larry) Bundy, both of Arkansaw; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Dennis, David and Bruce Lieffring.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Memorial services will be private.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Alvin C. Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Alvin C. Erickson, age 83, of Colfax passed away Sunday, March 6, 2005, at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born June 17, 1921, in the Town of Otter Creek in Dunn County to August and Edna (Heintz) Erickson. He graduated from Colfax High School.

He farmed in Dunn County his entire life and worked for the Town of Tainter doing road maintenance for 23 years. He married Marguerite Tollefson July 21, 1945, at the Colfax parsonage.

He was treasurer of Otter Creek Township and Norton Lutheran Church. Alvin was on the boards for Farmers Union (Cenex), A.S.C.S. for Dunn County and on the Equity board.

He loved to garden and would share his abundance of produce with others. He also enjoyed spending time on Island Lake and sharing time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marguerite; sons, Carrol "Kelly" of Elgin, Texas; Keith (Sue) of Colfax; daughters, Christie (Lloyd) Buttke of St. Francis and Kaye Erickson of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Maria and Amy Buttke, Adam, Evan and Nathan Erickson, and Eric Watkins; sisters, JaVerna Morrill, Vergene Viets, and Genevieve Noer; brother, David Erickson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers in infancy; three grandchildren, Baby Buttke and twins John and Jane Buttke.

A memorial service for Alvin will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Norton Lutheran Church, rural Colfax, with Reverend Paul Tobiason officiating.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home, Colfax, and one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Interment will be in the Norton Church Cemetery.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.

Goldie K. Husby

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Goldie K. Husby, age 87, of Menomonie died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Goldie was born on Oct. 7, 1917, in New Richmond to Otto and Carrie (Stovern) Amundson. She married Harry Husby in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1964.

Goldie is survived by two daughters, Sylvia (Jim) Huntsinger of Orlando, Fla., and Susan Mendenhall of South Jordan, Utah; a brother, Lloyd Amundson of New Richmond; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; a sister, Evelyn Peabody; and three brothers, Wilford, Orville and Abner Amundson.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Akers Cemetery, Prairie Farm.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

Debbie Ann Wahl

Dunn County News, Wed, March 9, 2005, A6

Debbie Ann Wahl, age 45, of Lavista, Neb., died Feb. 24, 2005, at home in Lavista.

She was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Spokane, Wash., to James and Nancy (Middendorp) Ferry. She was baptized at United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm and was confirmed at Hay River Lutheran Church, rural Wheeler. She attended grade school in Prairie Farm and graduated from Colfax High School.

On June 17, 1978, she was married to Mike Wahl at her mother's home in rural Wheeler. Debbie worked in plastic parts manufacturing in both Dekalb, Ill., and Lavista, Neb.

She is survived by her two daughters, Michelle Nicole Wahl and Mellissa Renae Wahl; her mother, Nancy Mittelstadt; her grandmother, Nellie Middendorp; her three brothers, Calvin Ferry, Kevin (Dee) Ferry, and Kenny (Stephanie) Mittelstadt; a stepsister, Sheila (Tom) Berger; two stepbrothers, Allan (Gayle) Mittelstadt, as well as by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father, James R. Ferry; her stepfather, Kenneth Mittelstadt Sr.; her grandfather, Ray Middendorp; two stepbrothers, Keith and Gary Mittelstadt; and by a niece, Vanessa Mittelstadt.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Internment will be in Sunset Cemetery in the Town of Prairie Farm.

Douglas M. Holtzman

Dunn County News, Sun, March 13, 2005, A6

Douglas M. Holtzman, age 59, of Menomonie, passed away while performing his duty as a truck driver Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

 

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Dr. Ralph G. Iverson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 13, 2005, A6

Dr. Ralph G. Iverson, 98, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday at Dow Rummel Village. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at First Lutheran Church. Burial followed at Springdale Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sioux Falls, S.D.

Mr. Iverson was born June 4, 1906, near Harrisburg, S.D. He attended the Springdale Elementary School, Augustana Academy and College in Sioux Falls, and was awarded a B.A. degree in 1927. In 1935 he completed requirement for an M.A. degree at the University of Minnesota. In 1949 he received his doctorate in education and psychology from the University of California (Berkeley). Postdoctoral study was done at the University of Minnesota. He was voted membership in the Minnesota Chapter of Phi Kappa Delta.

On Aug. 6, 1930, he married Nancy J. Hanson of Bristol, S.D., a marriage that continued until Nancy's sudden death April 4, 1994.

Mr. Iverson was engaged in educational positions and studies from 1927 to 1975 except for two-and-a-half years of service in the Army Air Force during WW II. During his professional career, Ralph served as a superintendent, principal, and teacher in public elementary and secondary schools in Minnesota and South Dakota for 16 years; headed the Department of Education at Luther College for two years; and served in numerous capacities -- Dean of Students, Vice President, Acting President, Assistant Chancellor, Professor of Education and Psychology, Founder and Director of the graduate program in counselor education -- in his 23 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He also served as Director of Personnel Services at the First National Bank in Menomonie for two years.

After retirement from the University, he was named Director of Personnel Services at the First National Bank in Menomonie.

In 1976 Dr. Iverson and his wife moved to Sioux Falls. Here he has been active in First Lutheran Church, Augustana College Alumni Council, Minnehaha Mandskor, the Service Corps of Retired Executives and Rotary West Club.

Grateful for having shared his life are his nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Carolyn K. Gatz

Dunn County News, Sun, March 13, 2005, A6

Carolyn K. Gatz, age 16, of Colfax, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in the Township of Wheaton, Chippewa County, as a result of an automobile accident.

Carolyn was born Aug. 14, 1988, in Menomonie. She was the daughter of Barnabas and Carol (Schmeichel) Gatz. Carolyn lived in Wilson with her family for a short time before moving to Menomonie. While in Menomonie, Carolyn attended Menomonie Alliance Elementary School until the third grade and was a member with her family of the Menomonie Alliance Church.

In 1997 she moved with her family to Colfax where she was presently a junior at Colfax High School. Carolyn was active on the high school dance team for two years. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America. Carolyn was very involved with her academics, which were very important to her.

Carolyn is survived by her mother and stepfather, Carol and Mike Gullickson of Colfax; her maternal grandmother, Ruth Schmeichel of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1998; her maternal grandfather, Verl Schmeichel; and her paternal grandparents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Falls Cemetery, Township of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Jeanne L. Olson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 13, 2005, A6

Jeanne L. Olson, age 84, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Jeanne Lucille Shafer was born Feb. 20, 1921, in the Township of Dunn, Dunn County, to Archie and Grace (Kizer) Shafer. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Downsville. Jeanne attended Downsville grade school where her father was teacher at the time and later graduated from Menomonie High School in 1939.

Jeanne married Richard D. Olson on Sept. 5, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. They lived in Menomonie where Jeanne helped at Olson Funeral Home and raised their daughter while Richard served with the 15th Air Force during World War II. After his return she and her husband owned and operated Olson Funeral Home and Ambulance Service for many years.

Jeanne was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, Order of the Eastern Star and various other organizations and spent many hours working with the Girl Scouts. Jeanne was proud of obtaining a Pinch-Hitter Flying Certificate at a Flight Training Clinic in Decatur, Ill., in 1968. She and her husband enjoyed flying to many places across the country, camping trips to Lake of the Woods in Canada, trips to Alaska and winters in McAllen, Texas. Jeanne also enjoyed bowling and playing cribbage.

After Richard's death in 1976 Jeanne moved to Tantara Apartments where she lived until moving to the Dunn County Health Care Center in 2001. She enjoyed visiting with the dear friends who stopped at her apartment and at the health care center.

Jeanne loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Kay Henry of Phoenix, Ariz.; her son, Richard K. (Karen) Olson of Colfax; five grandchildren, H. Rick Henry of San Francisco, Calif., Lisa (Bill) Kroska of Lakeville, Minn., Richard A. Olson of Menomonie, Ryan (Lori) Olson of Menomonie and Bethany Olson (fiance Brady Schindler) of Menomonie; seven great-grandchildren, Matthew and Nicole Kroska, Devany and Madison Olson, Lukas and Maya Olson and Brett Schindler; one sister, Elaine (George) Gauvin of Spring Valley; two brothers, Vaughn (Irene) Shafer of Hungry Horse, Mont., and Jerry (Jane) Shafer of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Laura Shafer of Pontiac, Mich., and Eila Renz of Menomonie; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; a brother, Darrell Shafer; a son-in-law, Hugh (Pat) Henry and two nieces, Donna Kado and Rita Shafer.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Ron Burke and Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Family and friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the American Lung Association or charity of donor's choice.

Robert W. Lee, RPh

Dunn County News, Sun, March 13, 2005, A6

Robert W. Lee, RPh, age 73, died peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at American Lutheran Nursing Home in Menomonie, with hospice, after living with brain cancer for more than two years.

He was born in Menomonie to Jacob P. "Jake" and Evelyn (Walsh) Lee on Nov. 25, 1931. He served in the U.S. Navy as gun fire control technician aboard USS Rooks-DD804 from 1952 to 1956.

He returned to the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Madison and graduated in August 1959 when he joined his father at Lee's Drug Store, 149 Main St. (across from the Stout Tower) and Lee's Pharmacy in the Red Cedar Clinic.

Jake died May 1, 1960. In 1997, Bob closed the clinic pharmacy.

He retired in December 1999 when he sold the Main Street business to the Medicine Shoppe. He continued to work for that business part-time until the onset of his illness in November of 2002.

Bob married Dianne F. Borgwardt in Oshkosh Nov. 28, 1957.

Bob was active in local and state organizations. A few include Menomonie Masonic Lodge, Stout Foundation Board, First National Bank director, United Way Board, Toastmasters, Rotary, and Chamber of Commerce. He had an American Legion lifetime membership.

He served in local, state and national professional pharmaceutical organizations. He was also a member of Kappa Psi, a professional pharmacy fraternity.

Bob was chosen as the Red Cedar Clinic Honoree in 2000. A plaque commemorating this hangs in the Myrtle Werth-Mayo Hospital in Menomonie.

At the age of nine, he started working in his dad's drug store. There was a shortage of manpower due to the onset of WWII. At that time, the Red Cedar Clinic was on the second floor, so he was close to the development of the Red Cedar Clinic and Lee's Drug Store for most of his life. The drug store was in the Lee family for 75 years.

Bob loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating and flying. He was a private pilot and during his lifetime owned a J-3 Cub and a Stinson 108-3. He built radio-controlled model airplanes and enjoyed flying them with Menomonie R/C Flyers. With his daughter, he rehabilitated raptors including hawks, owls, falcons and an occasional swan or heron.

Bob will be remembered for his professional standards, his hard work, his compassion for his customers, his quick wit and the jokes he loved to dispense with prescriptions. He was loved by many.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dianne; sons John (Amy) of Mount Horeb, Mark (Jackie) and her two children, Nate and Alex; daughter, Barbara (Klaus-Erich) Meyer and their daughter, Alessandra of Leer, Germany; and a sister, Evelyn Weston (Clayt) of Oshkosh.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and an infant brother, Tom.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Father Dale Klitzke officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

Memorials are to be sent to the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road, or Grace Episcopal Church, 1002 Sixth St., or donor's choice.

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Anna Ruth Paulson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 16, 2005, A6

Anna Ruth Paulson, age 79, of Osseo, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at her home.

Anna Ruth was born June 1, 1925, to Ella (Westerhouse) and A.B. "Bennie" Hanson at Whitehall Memorial Hospital in Whitehall. She attended Huskelhus School, graduated from Whitehall High School and the La Crosse Teachers College with a two-year rural diploma. She later received her bachelor of science degree and her master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Anna Ruth married Theron Paulson on June 8, 1946, at Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pigeon Falls. This was a double ring ceremony with her sister, Eleanor, who married Howard Ackley. Theron and Anna Ruth farmed in the town of Pigeon for 41 years. They then moved to their home in Osseo and have resided there since.

She was a faithful longtime member of Pigeon Falls Lutheran Parish where she served in many capacities such as president of the WELCA, Unit Chairman, Sunday School teacher, member of the Board of Education, Vacation Bible School teacher, and circle member. Active in community affairs, she served as the first Jury Forewoman in Trempealeau County. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts, PTA president, member of the United Heritage Club Planning Committee for United Bank, a member of the Osseo Area Hospital & Nursing Home Auxiliary, a member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators and the Trempealeau County Retired Educators where she served as secretary and was on the Sunshine Committee.

Anna Ruth taught school for 31 years at Pike, Caswell, Foster and Pigeon Falls schools. The majority of her teaching was done at the Osseo Elementary School in Osseo. Following her retirement, she continued to be a substitute teacher at Osseo Elementary for 10 years. Anna Ruth enjoyed traveling with her husband, Theron, to all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. In 1998, Anna Ruth was nominated by one of her students to "Who's Who Among American Teachers."

Anna Ruth will be remembered for her love of church, family, children and teaching. She enjoyed talking and was called upon to give speeches and readings at various functions. She was often asked to be mistress of ceremonies for parties and banquets. She enjoyed writing poetry for various occasions and recently compiled a book of her poems for her three sons and their families. During her first years of retirement, she wrote GRANDMA REMEMBERS books for all her grandchildren.

Anna Ruth is survived by her husband, Theron; three sons, Tyrone and Susan of Madison, Ronnie and Stacy of Osseo, and Verlyn and Cindy of Menomonie; and eight grandchildren, Chad, Emily, Shannon, Laramy, Samantha, Collette, Dakota and Braden. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Ackley of Pigeon Falls; brothers, Arthur and Marlene Hanson of Osseo and Arizona, Harry and Esther Hanson of Pigeon Falls, and Lloyd and Marlene Hanson of Blair; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Anna Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Rogene Ann; three sisters, Marie Folkedahl, Phyllis Condon and Dorothy Hanson; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Folkedahl, Tom Condon and Howard Ackley; one niece, Lynette Folkedahl; and three nephews, Jerome Hanson, Wayne Paulson and Terry Paulson.

Anna Ruth's family would like to say a special THANKS to the hospice staff; they are angels on earth.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pigeon Falls with the Rev. Dale Moe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Eugene V. Snyder

Dunn County News, Wed, March 16, 2005, A6

Eugene V. Snyder, age 22, of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Wheeler, died suddenly on Monday, March 14, 2005, in St. Cloud.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Dale Horner officiating.

Friends and family are welcome at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

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Douglas M. Holtzman

Dunn County News, Wed, March 16, 2005, A6

Douglas M. Holtzman, age 59, of Menomonie, passed away while performing his duty as a truck driver Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Doug was born on Dec. 20, 1945 in Leon, Iowa. He was raised by Ardee and Otto Fascher in Farmersburg, Iowa. Doug was married to Judy Quick on June 20, 1964, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Doug spent a lifetime driving his truck and spent the last 15 years devoted to driving for Wal-Mart. He supported the truck buddy program and traveled to Texas to visit his class. He also enjoyed fishing for walleye and catfish with his wife and talking around the world as a strong ham radio operator.

Doug loved and cherished his wife, Judy, and raising his four children. He was the best husband, father and grandfather his family could hope for.

Doug is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Holtzman of Menomonie; three sons, Jeffrey Holtzman of Sand Creek, Todd Holtzman of Menomonie and Russell Holtzman of Menomonie; a daughter in our hearts, Heidi Erickson-Holtzman of Menomonie; and 10 grandchildren, Michael Olewinski and Zachary Holtzman of Glendale, Ariz.; Matthew Holtzman of Menomonie; Samantha Holtzman of Des Moines, Iowa; NeSin and Shayne Holtzman of Menomonie; Mike Holtzman of Newton, Iowa; Dallas Holtzman of Menomonie; Brett Holtzman of Wheeler; Chelsey Holtzman of Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Steven (Katie) Quick of Tucson, Ariz.; Jim Quick of Milo, Iowa; two aunts and an uncle, Morris and Margaret Kent of Corydon, Iowa; Jean Raines of Missouri; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardee and Otto Fascher; a son, John Holtzman; and a grandson, John Jr. Holtzman.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with the Rev. Rolf Nestingen officiating and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 3 p.m. until time of service on Thursday. Family and friends are also welcome from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines.

James L. Gardner

Dunn County News, Wed, March 16, 2005, A6

James L. Gardner, age 89, longtime member of Knights of Columbus, Fr. McDonald Council, #1911; former building manager for over 15 years at Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, Ill.; member of the Civil Conservation Corps during World War II; beloved husband of the late Stella, nee Stomski, and Mildred, nee McDermott; loving father of James J. (Laurel M.) Gardner, Mickey (Casey R.) Bachara, and Dennis (Sue) McDermott; proud grandfather of Michael (Teresa), Richard and Timothy Bachara, Amy (Joshua) Wnek, and Patrick McDermott; fond uncle of Margaret Mary Wallensack, Lois Pilkington and Helen Lenin.

Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road (one-half mile north of Saint Charles Road) in Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, 134 West Arthur St., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

For funeral information, please call 1-630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com

Robert W. Lee

Dunn County News, Wed, March 16, 2005, A6

A memorial service for Robert W. Lee of Menomonie will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Father Dale Klitzke officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Olson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mildred N. "Mickey" Vollrath

Dunn County News, Sun, March 20, 2005, A6

Mildred N. "Mickey" Vollrath, age 62, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Mildred Neoma Usrey was born on June 11, 1942, in Chicago Heights, Ill., to John and Mildred (Ruchman) Usrey. She attended Crete-Monee High School where she met Del, her future husband of 44 years.
Mickey married Delmar Vollrath on Jan. 21, 1961, in Monticello, Ill. Del, Mickey, and their two children, Mike and Michelle, moved to Menomonie in 1971 when Del took a job with the Menomonie School District's Music Department. Mickey was employed at Bank Mutual for more than 20 years, where she worked her way from receptionist to vice president of loan operations.

Mickey was active in the community, serving on the Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary Board and she was a member of the PEO Sorority, Chapter DD. She was also active in the First Congregational Church Women's Fellowship.

Mickey is survived by her husband, Delmar of Menomonie; a son, Michael Vollrath of North Freedom; a daughter, Michelle Vollrath of Madison; a sister, Carol Johnson of Dongola, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Taye Wiegel of Elgin, Ill.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delmar and Phyllis Vollrath of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-parents, Myrtle Usrey and John Lisdero; and a brother, John Lisdero.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 19, 2005, at First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial was in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary or First Congregational Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Eugene V. Snyder

Dunn County News, Sun, March 20, 2005, A6

Eugene V. Snyder, age 22, of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Wheeler, died suddenly on Monday, March 14, 2005, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Eugene was born Sept. 12, 1982, in Menomonie to Robert and Karen Snyder. He graduated in 2001 from Colfax High School.
Eugene was a loving and caring person and a devoted father. He liked outdoor sports, especially deer hunting, fishing, playing pool and listening to music.

Eugene is survived by his mother, Karen Snyder of Menomonie; his father, Robert (Linda) Snyder of Cornell; his dear friend, Cristy Bauer, the mother of his precious daughter, Alexis of St. Cloud; his brother, David (Jennifer) Olson of York Haven, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Betty and Ralph Parman of Adair, Okla.; his paternal grandparents, Marlys and Leslie Snyder of Wheeler; his nephew, Steven Olson of York Haven; four stepbrothers, Dan (Misti) Ryan of Cadott, Doug (Tami) Ryan of Cornell, David (Amanda) Minnich of Eau Claire, and Derek Minnich of Cornell; a stepgrandmother, Lois Kuapol of Jim Falls; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Verne Olson.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Dale Horner officiating. Spring burial will be in Norton Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Tainter, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Hilda J. Kuester

Dunn County News, Sun, March 20, 2005, A6

Hilda J. Kuester, age 98, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Aug. 22, 1906, in Richland Center to Edward and Rose (Weitzel) Schauf. She moved to Dunn County as a child with her family. She attended rural Menomonie schools. She then lived and worked in Janesville and later in Eau Claire. She married Gustav Kuester in November 1938. After marriage, they lived and farmed in rural Menomonie. Her husband, Gustav, died on April 5, 1986.
Hilda enjoyed cooking and sewing. Her life was centered around her family.

Hilda is survived by two sons, Edward (Nancy Steahr) of Eau Claire and Thomas (Sandra) of Menomonie; three daughters, Carla (Harold) Sneen of Stillwater, Minn., Pat (John) Angell of Web Lake, and Connie (Dennis) Breitzman of Bismarck, N.D.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Schauf of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gustav; one son, Melvin; three brothers, Herb, Fritz and Ed Schauf; and one sister, Imogene Peterson.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 6 p.m.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Ronald Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, March 20, 2005, A6

Ronald Miller, 79, of Menomonie died Friday at home in Menomonie. Arrangements are pending at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie.

 

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Ronald G. Miller

Dunn County News, Wed, March 23, 2005, A6

Ronald G. Miller, age 79, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at his home.

Ron was born July 4, 1925, in Ladysmith, the son of Louis and Delphine (Girard) Miller. Ron grew up in Ladysmith and graduated in 1942 from Ladysmith High School.

Following graduation, Ron entered the service and served in the U.S. Army in both the European and Pacific Theaters of War.

After the service, he moved to Menomonie, where his parents had moved during the war. Ron met and married Shirley Mae Hedlund on Nov. 30, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Ron worked for Berg's Chevrolet for several years and for Madison Street Body Shop in Eau Claire before serving for many years as manager of the South Side Body Shop in Menomonie, retiring in 1990.

Ron loved playing baseball with the Wakanda Braves. He was an avid bowler and golfer for many years. He also enjoyed working in his woodworking shop at home.

Ron is survived by his wife, Shirley; three daughters, Lonna (Mervyn) Doane and Rhonda (Terry) Kuester, both of Menomonie, and Roxanne (Wojtek) Kulacz of Forrest Lake, Minn.; two sons, Richard Miller of Stillwater, Minn., and Randy (Sharon Register) of Menomonie; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorraine Tanko of Ormand Beach, Fla., and Betty Rogan of Brookfield.

His parents preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials. Memorial services were Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating.

There was no visitation. Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Alice Mae Myers

Dunn County News, Wed, March 23, 2005, A6

Alice Mae Myers, age 76, formerly of Menomonie, had end of life on Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Don and Maryilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Madison.

Alice Mae Myers was born in Menomonie on May 27, 1928, to Louie and Olga (Mae) Fisher. She attended Menomonie High School. Later, she married William J. Myers on May 14, 1948, in Menomonie. Together, they farmed in the town of Tainter until January 1982. From 1972 to 1981, they owned and operated the Knapp House Supper Club.

Alice moved to De Forest in 1986 to be close to her daughter.

Alice is survived by three daughters, Chjar (Thomas) Johnson and Billie Jo (William) Fiege, both of Menomonie, and Sacia (Rodney) Pence of Madison; one son, Michael (Debra) Myers of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Cal Johnson of Osceola, Derek (Thea) Johnson, Seth and Trevor Fiege, and Valerie Ahrens, all of Menomonie, Velvet (Jerry) Holmes of Madison, Aaron (Lisa) Ahrens of Chetek, and Amber (Jason) Spisak and Benjamin (Jenny) Myers, both of Mesa; five great-grandchildren, Griffyn Holmes, Summer Ahrens, Kevin and Kyle Ahrens, and Sarah Spisak; two brothers, Hub (Lois) Fisher and Allen Fisher, both of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; two daughters, Velvet Myers and Rebecca Myers; one son, Daniel Myers; and two sisters, Delores White and Connie Fox.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Tom Krieg officiating.

Burial will be the church cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Ruth M. Britton

Dunn County News, Wed, March 23, 2005, A6

Ruth M. Britton, age 77, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Mae Lynch was born on March 25, 1927, in the town of Lucas, Dunn County, to Marvin and Eunice (Thompson) Lynch. She married Donald "Duke" Britton on Jan. 1, 1945, in Menomonie.

Ruth resided in the Menomonie area all her life. She like to cook, enjoyed recipe books, loved her cat, and welcomed visitors.

Ruth is survived by two children, Bonnie (William) Hansen of Menomonie and Ron (Velma) Britton of Hager City; four grandchildren, DeeAnna Hazen of Menomonie, Denise Hansen of Yah-Ta-Hey, N.M., Billie Britton of Hager City, and Troy (Linda) Britton of Ellsworth; three great-grandchildren, Kelsi Britton of Ellsworth, Billy Hazen of Menomonie, and Ayden Evans of Yah-Ta-Hey; three brothers, Bud (Ivone) Lynch of St. Paul, Minn., John (Rosemary) Lynch of Wisconsin, and Dick (Loretta) Lynch of Menomonie; three sisters, Phyllis Bowell and Norma (Donavon) Webb, both of Menomonie, and Frances Johnson of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald "Duke;" a son, Ricky; and her cat, Tommy.

Funeral services are Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery, town of Spring Lake, Pierce County.

Friends and family are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Floyd J. Rhiel

Dunn County News, Wed, March 23, 2005, A6

Floyd J. Rhiel, age 83, of Durand, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Arrangements are pending at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

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Floyd J. Rhiel

Dunn County News, Sun, March 27, 2005, A6

Floyd J. Rhiel, age 83, of Durand, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Floyd was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Plum City to George and Agnes (Mulheron) Rhiel. Floyd grew up on the family farm in the town of Union, Pierce County. He graduated from Plum City High School in 1938, and after high school, worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Floyd was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. He attended both Notre Dame University and the University of Minnesota.

After World War II, Floyd became an X-ray technician and worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul where he met Margaret Gehlen. They were married on Aug. 30, 1976, in Glencoe, Minn. After marriage, they moved to Elmwood where Floyd joined his brother, George, in the funeral and furniture business. In 1951, they moved to Durand where they opened and operated the Rhiel Funeral Home. In 1956, they opened Rhiel's Furniture, which they operated, along with the funeral home, until 1986. Floyd continued to be involved in the family funeral business until his death. His wife, Margaret, passed away on May 22, 2004.

Floyd's true passions were his wife, Margaret, the funeral business, and spending time with family and friends, especially at his summer home on Long Lake. He took pride in being part of the community and in serving people in their times of need.

Floyd is survived by two daughters, Margaret Mary (Steve) Krings of Green Bay and Kathryn (Steve) Dahl of Rock Falls; two sons, Wm. J. (Pamela) of Durand and Richard J. (Lisa) of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Chris Rhiel of Hopkins, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; his son, Lawrence, in 1992; his great-grandson, Dylan Michael Krings, in 2004; and four brothers, Vernon, George, Ralph and Robert.

Funeral services are at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand with the Rev. Jeffrey Burrill officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Jean E. Hinzman

Dunn County News, Sun, March 27, 2005, A6

Jean E. Hinzman, age 69, of Ridgeland, died, Friday, March 25, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Jean Evonne Holte was born May 27, 1935, in Colfax, to Albert and Alvira (Sylte) Holte. She attended Wayside Grade School and graduated from Colfax High School in 1952.

Following graduation, Jean worked for International Milk Producers in Ridgeland. She married Harvey R. Hinzman on Aug. 28, 1953, at Sand Creek. After their marriage, Jean and Harvey owned and operated the Cedar Falls Store, The Den and Napa Auto Parts in Menomonie and later the Sportsman Bar in Ridgeland until retiring in 1996.

Jean was a member of the Willard L. Hinzman American Legion Post #511 Auxiliary for 34 years and also belonged to a birthday club for many years. She enjoyed camping and snowmobiling and especially enjoyed her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Jean is survived by her husband, Harvey, of Ridgeland; two sons and two daughters, Craig Hinzman of Luck, Pam (Dean) Lausted of Menomonie, Theresa (David) Reidt of Menomonie, and Scott Hinzman of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren, Logan, Matthew, David and Sarah Hinzman, Jason, Lindsey and Megan Lausted, Branden, Justin and Tracey Reidt, Ashley and Brianna Hinzman; four sisters, Lenore Norby of Menomonie, Patricia (Curt) Paulsrud of Eau Claire, Carole (Jerry) Dodge of Chetek, and Alicia (Gordy) Behling of Spring Valley. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis Holte.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Ridgeland Lutheran Church in Ridgeland, with Rev. Erik Sevig officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church, one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Charles W. Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 27, 2005, A6

Charles W. "Chuck" Anderson, age 73, of Boyceville, passed away in his sleep on Friday, March 18, 2005.

Chuck was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Fergus Falls, Minn. In 1949, he graduated from Battle Lake High School in Battle Lake, Minn., and served in the Navy Seabees from 1951 tp 1954.

On Oct. 10, 1955, Chuck married Joan A. Miller, of Providence, R.I., who preceded him in passing 12 years ago.

Chuck is survived by a sister, Alma Warlich of White Bear Lake, Minn.; a daughter, Kim of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sons, Ron of Boyceville, and Tor of Overland Park, Kan,; and seven grandchildren.

Dunn County News, Wed, March 30, 2005

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