Dunn County, WI Obituaries
March 2006

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Dunn County News, Wed, March. 1, 2006

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Fern F. Koehler

Dunn County News, Sun, March 5, 2006, A6

Fern F. Koehler, age 72, of rural Colfax, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Fern Flora Quaderer was born May 23, 1933, in the town of Tainter, Dunn County, to George and Palma (Olson) Quaderer.

Fern married Arthur Koehler on March 28, 1953, in Stillwater, Minn. They lived in St. Paul, Minn., until 1961, where Fern was a homemaker and raised their family. In 1961, they moved to North St. Paul, Minn., residing there until Art's retirement in 1989. Since retiring, they have lived in the town of Tainter.

Fern was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler where she was baptized on July 3, 1983. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, gardening, her flowers, and music. She was able to enjoy the last years of her life because of the loving care of her devoted husband and help from her sister, Pearl, and other family members.

Fern is survived by her husband, Art of Colfax; five children, Eugene (Lori) Koehler of Colfax, Shirley (Dennis) Murphy of Wheeler, Randy (Tessie) Koehler of St. Paul, Alan (Tammy) Koehler of Ridgeland, and Barbara Koehler (Steve Baker) of Boyceville; seven grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Tim and Heidi Murphy, Jennifer Chrysler, and Julie and Elizabeth Koehler; three stepgrandchildren, Jeremy and Justin Flug and Jessica Gale; eight great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; six sisters, Pearl (Vernon) Koehler of Colfax, Joanne Allen of Turtle Lake, Pat (Butch) Jacobs and Linda Haas, both of Somerset, Yvonne (Arnold) Haas of Stillwater, Minn., and Mary Jo (Jerry) Gaulke of Surprises, Ariz; one brother, Gerald (Vicki) Quaderer of Somerset; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Palma Quaderer; an infant brother and sister; and two brothers, William and James Quaderer.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Horner officiating. Family and friends were welcomed at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the service on Friday.

To express condolences online, please visit olsonfh@olsonfh.net.

Harlan W. Iverson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 5, 2006, A6

Harlan W. Iverson, age 82, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at his home.

Harlan was born July 16, 1923, in the Town of Gilman, Pierce County, to Henry and Dorothea (Nelson) Iverson. He lived in Spring Valley his entire life. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. Harlan was also a reservist and served in the Korean War. He married Elaine Brunn on Sept. 16, 1950, in California. She preceded him in death in 1999.

Harlan operated a construction business in Spring Valley and later a furniture business. He was a member of the Woodville American Legion Post 301.

Harlan is survived by: two sisters-in-law, Marion Brunn and Gail Krause; a brother-in-law, Myrl (Jan) Brunn; and two nephews.

His life was a blessing to many and friends will miss him greatly.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, with Pastor Peter Friberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the Woodville American Legion Post 301. Family and friends were welcomed at the church one hour prior to the service. There was also be a reception at the church following the committal service.

To express condolences online, please visit www.olsonfh.net.

Patricia A. (Schultz) Woolley

Dunn County News, Sun, March 5, 2006, A6

Patricia A. (Schultz) Woolley, age 76, of Sturtevant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Becker-Shoop Center in Racine.

She was born on June 21, 1929, in Menomonie to Albert and Maude (Levisee) Schultz. Pat graduated from Menomonie High School and worked in office positions in Eau Claire and Minneapolis, Minn., before she became a homemaker. She married John A. Woolley on Jan. 27, 1951, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After the children completed school, Pat returned to office work and retired as secretary for the vice president of financial services at St. Lukes Hospital.

Pat was a wife, mother and grandmother. She thought of these roles as her life work. She did an outstanding job!

She is survived by her husband, John; three children, Karen Woolley of Yorkville, Charmaine Woolley of Racine; and Jon (Debra) Woolley of Washougal, Wash.; four grandchildren, Jeneane, Laura, John and Derek; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, John, Eugene, Michael and Robert Schultz.

Cremation has taken place. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Memorial services were Saturday, March 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2417 Drexel Ave., Racine, with the Rev. Karen Kastler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Becker Shoop Center, 6101 16th St., have been suggested.

Patricia's family would like to extend a special thank youj to all the staff at Becker Shoop for their loving care.

Hanson Funeral Home in Racine was in charge of arrangements.

Michel S. Ellis

Dunn County News, Sun, March 5, 2006, A6

Michel S. Ellis, age 52, of rural Elmwood, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Menomonie Alliance Christian Church with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Lake Cementery, Township of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the chruch on Monday.

Rhiel's Funeral Service-Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

A full obituary will follow in the Wednesday, March 8, edition of The Dunn County News. [See complete obituary below]

Orville O. Schultz

Dunn County News, Wed, March 8, 2006, A6

Orville O. Schultz, age 68, formerly of Boyceville died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center in Baldwin.

He was born Nov. 22, 1937, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County to Otto and Mabel (Neyer) Schultz. He was raised on the family farm in Boyceville and graduated from Boyceville High School.

Orville married Dolores Schutts on Sept. 26, 1959, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He worked for Derrick Construction for a number of years prior to purchasing the family dairy farm. Together he and Dolores owned and operated the dairy farm for many years.

Orville has resided at Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville for the past two years. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Orville is survived by: three children, Terry (James) Norenberg of Glenwood City; Tammy (Gary) Schultz-Johnson of Yankton, S.D., and Daryl (Paula) Schultz of Oregon; grandchildren, TJ Norenberg (fiancé, Emily Baldini), Jenny (Corey) Briest, Trynette (Jeff) Gross, Ty Norenberg, Jacob Johnson, Kyler Schultz-Johnson and Kayla Schultz; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Connor Briest; a sister, Lorraine Rhodes of Menomonie; a brother, Herbert (Lillian) Schultz of Menomonie; also survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mabel Schultz; his wife, Dolores; and a sister, Gladys Heitkamp.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Charlotte L. Burton

Dunn County News, Wed, March 8, 2006, A6

Charlotte L. Burton, age 78, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

The former Charlotte Louise Kegen was born July 24, 1927, in Helena, Mont., to Charles and Agnes (Mathiesen) Kegen. When a young child, she moved with her family to Irish Ridge in the town of Stanton, Dunn County, where she was raised. She graduated from Glenwood City High School.

Charlotte married Merlin Burton on Nov. 15, 1947, in Boyceville. After their marriage, they lived in Menomonie and raised their family.

Charlotte was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, and was formerly a Girl Scout leader. She loved being outdoors, enjoying nature with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful pie maker and proud of the fact that she could please so many with her pies.

Her most cherished memories were of the times she was with her husband, Merlin: dancing, camping, fishing and attending family reunions. In the last few years she has enjoyed going to ‘the lodge' and hiking in the woods.

Charlotte is survived by three daughters, Vicki Lynn Burton of Webster, Sheryl Marie Grace (Carlton Grambo) of Menomonie, and Loretta Ann (Dale) Brian of Eleva; three grandchildren, Lance (Jenifer) Grambo of Menomonie and Kelly and Kale Brian of Altoona; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Zachary and Noelle Grambo of Menomonie; a brother, Lionel (Mary) Kegen of Boyceville; a sister, Lucille (Raymond) Hiben of Boyceville; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is also survived by family friends, Sue Dollery of Dresser, Ryan Smith of Menomonie, and Pam Brooten of Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlin; a son, Terry; two sisters, Marlys and Eunice; and a brother, LeRoy.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
To express condolences online, please visit www.olsonfh.net

Michael Steven Ellis

Dunn County News, Wed, March 8, 2006, A6

Michael Steven Ellis, age 52, of rural Elmwood, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Michael was born March 24, 1953, in Pensacola, Fla., the son of James and Bettelee (Rax) Ellis. Michael began his elementary education at a missionary school in Tehran, Iran. The family later moved to Rapid City, S.D., where they remained for several years. Michael graduated from high school in 1971 in Bellevue, Neb.

The family moved to rural Elmwood where Michael attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a master's degree in political science. He worked in Minneapolis, Minn., for two years with Dain Rauscher before starting a career with the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

Michael served with the State Department for two years in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, as an aide to the ambassador. He returned to Washington, D.C., and in 1993, after the sudden death of his father, Michael retired from the State Department and moved back to rural Elmwood where he remained the rest of his life.

Michael is survived by two children, Stephanie and James Ellis, both of Washington, D.C.; his mother, Bettelee Ellis, of Elmwood; and other relatives and friends.

His father, James, and both sets of grandparents precede him in death.

Funeral services were Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery, town of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley. Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Vernon M. Boe

Dunn County News, Sun, March 12, 2006, A6

Vernon M. Boe, age 81, of Irvington, died Wednesday, March 6, 2006, at home with his family.

He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in the town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Lester and Rosella (Dalen) Boe. He was the youngest of their two sons. He went to school in Minneapolis, Minn. In high school, he played football, hockey, basketball and baseball.
After graduation, he moved back to the Wheeler area and worked on the Oscar Stevens farm. There he met married Alta Mae Stevens who he married on Feb. 10, 1945, in Chippewa Falls. When the farm sold, he worked on the Glen Anderson farm and then worked for Sweeney Brothers. Vernon later worked as a lab technician at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie until retiring in 1980.

Vernon was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting, playing cards, doing word search puzzles, and watching television. He was also a Minnesota Viking fan.

Vernon is survived by his children, Gary Boe, Linda (Larry) Gales, Gail (Rod) Willert, Kathryn (Dennis) Path, and Larry (Darlene) Boe, all of Menomonie; his grandchildren, Kelly Hintzman, Brian (Joni) Grutt, Kevin Path (fiancée, Jeni), Tammy (Joel) Harper, Joseph Willert, David (Julie) Boe, and Lisa (John) Bird; his great-grandchildren, Tanner and Reid Path, Ryan Willert, Paige and Breanna Grutt, and Tiernee Harper; a sister-in-law, Lois Boe of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alta Mae in 2003; a son, Scott David Boe; a grandson, Kirby Ryan Willert; a sister-in-law, Norma Anderson; and his only brother, Erlin Boe.

Funeral services were Friday, March 10, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery in the town of Dunn, Dunn County.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Edna Mae Gaffron

Dunn County News, Sun, March 12, 2006, A6

Edna Mae Gaffron, age 73, of Wausau, formerly of Three Lakes, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Colonial Manor Rehabilitation Center in Wausau.

Edna was born in Rhinelander on May 25, 1932, the daughter of William and Edna (Bonack) Gaffron.

She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she received her degree in dietetics. She was employed as a dietician at various hospitals throughout Wisconsin. After retiring, Edna worked part-time at the Sears store in the Wausau Mall.

Throughout her career, she was involved with the American Dietetic Association and the Y.M.C.A.

Edna is survived by her brother, William (Carol) Gaffron of Three Lakes and six nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River with Deacon Al Goodrich officiating.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Three Lakes Cemetery

Jennifer L. Grams

Dunn County News, Sun, March 12, 2006, A6

Jennifer L. Grams, age 39, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, as a result of a vehicular accident in Barron County.

Jennifer was the assistant manager of the Country Inn and Suites in Menomonie, a job which she enjoyed very much.

Jennifer is survived by her beautiful daughter, Meghan Grams; her special niece, Brittney Darnall, and her mother, Linda Darnall, who all resided together in Menomonie; and many other loving family members and friends too numerous to mention.

Her funeral service was held on Friday, March 10, 2006, in Superior with the Downs Funeral home, 1617 N. 19th St., assisting the family.

Frank L. Harshman

Dunn County News, Wed, March 15, 2006, A6

Frank L. Harshman, age 78, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born June 16, 1927, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Lem and Ida (Holten) Harshman. He was raised in the town of Spring Brook and attended Hill Top School. Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 during World War II.
After his military service, Frank married Marlene Lokken on Nov. 27, 1946, in Menomonie. They lived in the Menomonie area and Frank drove truck for Husby's Trucking and also worked for Halverson Bus Line, Retzloff and Ryder, and Menomin Motors, before starting his own mechanic shop, called Harshman's Repair, south of Menomonie.

Frank loved Studebaker cars and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He also enjoyed playing accordion in the polka band, “The Playnsmen.” He was a member of Badger Wheels, VFW Post No. 1039, and the LST Association.

Frank loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Frank is survived by his children, Rosalyn Lemke, Virginia Novotney and Danny (Sheri) Harshman, all of Menomonie, and Noal (Peggy) Harshman of Knapp; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vern Harshman and Bert Harshman, both of Menomonie; one sister, Hilda (Bill) Young of Woodbury, Minn.; a special friend, Delima Sorenson of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene; an infant brother, Arnold, and an infant sister, Sarah Jane; a son-in-law, Gary Lemke; and a great-grandson, Darrin Lehman.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in the Fall City Cemetery, town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net

Genevieve C. Hillstead

Dunn County News, Wed, March 15, 2006, A6

Genevieve C. Hillstead, age 74, of Menomonie, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by her loving family. She has courageously lived with Parkinson's Disease the last 28 years.

The former Genevieve Carol Faber was born Dec. 25, 1931, in the town of Cady, St. Croix County, to George and Esther (Moldenhauer) Faber. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church in the town of Cady, and graduated in 1950 from Spring Valley High School.

Genevieve married Charles R. Hillstead on Oct. 11, 1952, at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church. They resided in Menomonie the last 50 years.

Genevieve was a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary and an active volunteer in the community and church.

Genevieve was known to her great-grandson, Ben, and to all the neighborhood children as the “Cookie Grandma.” Her beautiful flower gardens, especially roses, showed her love of gardening.

She was a loving wife for more than 53 years, and also a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Genevieve is survived by her husband, Charles of Menomonie; a daughter, Debra (Ronald) Micek of Knapp; a son, Scott (Anita) Hillstead of Stevens Point; five grandchildren, Stacy Micek, Jason Micek (Heather Litzkow), Stephanie Micek, Sharisa Hillstead, and Ariana Hillstead; a very special great-grandson, Benjamin Madison; a very dear niece and nephew, Lynette Beede and Lyness Anderson; and a very special cousin, Nancy Lamon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Ellen Anderson.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., March 15, 2006, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in the town of Cady, St. Croix County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements, where a prayer service was conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Irene H. Tylee

Dunn County News, Wed, March 15, 2006, A6

Irene H. Tylee, age 89, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at her home.

Irene was born Aug. 30, 1916, in the Menomonie area, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Jesse) Lauber. She grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1935 from Menomonie High School. She attended and graduated from Lee's Beauty School in St. Paul, Minn., in 1936.

Irene married Thomas Tylee on Nov. 24, 1936, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Irene worked for several years at Reed's Shoe Store and in the local Girl Scout office, both in Menomonie.

In 1952, Irene and Thomas purchased the S. P. Elliot Apiary business and operated it until retiring in 1975.

After retiring, they liked to spend their winters in Florida. Following the death of her husband in 2000, Irene became active at the Senior Citizen's Center, where she made quilts, crocheted, knitted and did craft work.

Irene is survived by two sons, Richard (Tina) of Menomonie and Jerry (LaVonne) of Harris, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; and three sisters, Myrtle Stoll, Bertha Rocksted and Helen Wagner.

Funeral services are, March 15, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a P.C.C.W. rosary service was conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Ruth M. Webb

Dunn County News, Wed, March 15, 2006, A6

Ruth M. Webb, age 92, of Elmwood, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Ruth was born April 9, 1913, in the Comfort area of the town of Eau Galle, rural Elmwood, the daughter of Frank and Phoebe (Hoyt) Schrader. Ruth married Kermit W. Webb on Nov. 14, 1928, in Red Wing, Minn. After marriage, they farmed in the Elmwood community for many years.
Ruth was an active member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church. She served as president of the U.M.W. for many years. Ruth enjoyed making quilts and made quilts for all of her children, plus her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was very fond of her cats, which also added to her quality of life in later years.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Donavan (Norma) of Menomonie and Larry (Audrey) of Spring Valley; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Webb of Spring Valley; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kermit in 1993; two sons, Jack in 1988 and Howard in 1997; two grandchildren; and a sister, Sadie Annis.

Services were Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles DeMaris officiating. Burial was in the Spring Lake Cemetery, town of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley.

Rhiel's Funeral Home in Elmwood served the family.

John G. Vranak

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2006, A6

John G. Vranak, age 60, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at home.

He was born July 11, 1945, in Kenosha to John B. and Carmella (Kagliotti) Vranak. John was raised in Kenosha, attended St. Catherine's Grade School, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966 in Vietnam and was honorably discharged.

John married Lena Pluss on June 29, 1968, at St. Victor's Church in Monroe.

John began his career at Stout as a student in 1967, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial education in 1971 and 1972. Upon graduation, he took a teaching position at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, where he remained for seven years before returning to Stout in 1979 to teach in the Graphic Communications Department.

He continued his education by receiving his doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota in 1991. John was director of the product development concentration in industrial technology and did much to modernize the curriculum and make it what it is today. He retired from Stout in June 2005.

In addition to his teaching, John enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, fishing, riding motorcycle, and playing guitar. He also enjoyed tinkering and working with his hands, and he loved cooking and passed that skill on to many people.

John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lena of Menomonie; his two sons, Nick (Gloria) Vranak and their children, Melissa and Amanda, of Middleton, and Jeff (Kristine) Vranak and their son, Anthony, of Waukesha; a sister, Nancy Vranak of Kenosha; his special dogs, Bella and Sophena; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Christopher Vranak.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Tom Krieg officiating. Military honors were provided by members of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service was conducted at 7:30 p.m, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family is asking that you make a contribution to the Stout Foundation in memory of John G. Vranak, Ph.D., at P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751 (1-866-716-6685).

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Lucy Ruth Murray

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2006, A6

Lucy Ruth Murray, of Menomonie, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at home with family after a courageous battle with acute leukemia.

Lucy was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Beaver Dam to David D. Jennings and Phoebe D. (Kellom) Jennings. She grew up on a small farm near Rio and attended Rio public schools. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1967 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

On Dec. 30, 1967, Lucy was married to Raymond Murray. They lived in rural Kingston and the village of Marquette while Lucy worked in the OB department at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

They moved to Menomonie in 1975 were Lucy spent her time as a mom, teaching Sunday school, cub scout leader and activities with a homemakers' club. She joined the OB department at Myrtle Werth Hospital in 1978 where she worked for 14 years. Lucy worked one year in the orthopedics department at the Middlefort Clinic in Eau Claire before working at the Red Cedar Clinic in Menomonie and Elmwood until stricken with leukemia in August of 2004.

Lucy was the treasurer for the Township of Menomonie for 16 years. Lucy loved quilting. She taught several quilting classes while working in the OB department at Myrtle Werth and also belonged to St. Joseph's quilting club.

Lucy loved her job and enjoyed helping people. Her quilts were made as gifts for co-workers who retired or moved.

Lucy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Raymond F. Murray; two sons, Joseph W. Murray of Blaine, Minn., and Jeffrey J. Murray of Eau Claire; one brother, Daniel (Ann) Jennings of Rio; one sister, Barbara (Bill) Beldin of Munds Park, Ariz.; grandchildren Kristen, Laurissa and Brandon of Minnesota; nieces, nephews and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Memorials in Lucy's name will be used to establish an annual nursing scholarship in Lucy's memory.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Paul L. Maves

Dunn County News, Sunday, March 19, 2006, A6

Paul L. Maves, age 88, of Colfax, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born June 27, 1917, in Elk Mound to Herb and Dorothy (Luethe) Maves. He was baptized and confirmed at the Tainter United Methodist Church in the town of Tainter.

Paul married Kathryn Huber on Nov. 6, 1943, at the Tainter United Methodist Church. Together, they farmed in the Colfax area until 1975. Paul then worked for the Dunn County Highway Department until retiring in 1986. He was a charter member of the Dunn County Farm Bureau and served on the board of directors.

A lifelong member of the Tainter United Methodist Church, he held various positions at the church, including Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, trustee and lay leader. In later years, he enjoyed handing out bulletins and greeting people at the Sunday morning worship.

Paul loved woodworking and making toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After retiring, he enjoyed helping his children on the farm, working in his shop, and traveling throughout the country, especially to visit his daughters in Arizona.

Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn of Colfax; a son, Merlin (Jane) Maves of Colfax; two daughters, Janice (Dale) Albricht of Colfax and Sandra (Dennis) Reason of Grand Canyon, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Traci (Dennis) Bauer of Mondovi; three grandsons, Jim (Portia) Maves of River Falls, Greg (Wendy) Albricht of Colfax, and Kent Reason, serving in the U.S. Air Force; two great-grandsons, Noah and Ryan Albricht; his twin sister, Phyllis Pelzer of Menomonie; two sisters, Hazel Brooke of Pottstown, Pa., and Corrine (Ron) Husby of Menomonie; a brother, John Maves of Elk Mound; a sister-in-law, Delores Huber of Colfax; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Fran Maves; two grandsons, Troy Maves and Patrick Albricht; two sisters-in-law, Lola Maves and Berniece Huber; and four brothers-in-law, Merrill Huber, Jim Huber, Bud Pelzer and Jesse Brooke.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Tainter United Methodist Church in the town of Tainter, Dunn County, with the Rev. Jim Thunstrom officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Tainter United Methodist Church Building Fund or charity of donor's choice.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Phyllis Ann McIntyre

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, A6

Phyllis Ann McIntyre, age 75, of Ridgeland, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born on July 31, 1930, in Mayfield County to Esther Norton-Bellis and George Norton. She graduated in 1948 from Menomonie High School.

She worked at Munsingwear Sewing Factory in Barron before marrying Royal McIntyre on July 23, 1950. She raised six children and also owned a business in Ridgeland until it was sold in 1985.

She was a member of the Ridgeland United Methodist Church, where she was active for many years. Also active in the community, Phyllis enjoyed growing flowers, gardening and sewing, along with being a faithful fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Royal McIntyre; two daughters, Anita (Todd) Cockeram and Melissa (Lowell) Prange, both of Menomonie; three sons, Scott McIntyre of Ridgeland, Jeff (Brenda) McIntyre of Somerset, and Kevin McIntyre of Menomonie; eight grandchildren, Tammra (Mark) Klewer, Terri (Doug) Smith, Ashley Prange, Anna Prange, Allison Prange, Kristine McIntyre, Christopher McIntyre and Brooke Richardson; four great-grandchildren, Kabrina Klewer, Brett Klewer, Faith Smith and Cal Smith; a brother, George (Janice) Norton; and two sisters-in-law, Barb Norton and Beverly Norton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Manford Norton, Lloyd Norton and Raymond Norton; and a son, Steven McIntyre.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Ridgeland Community Center in Ridgeland with the Rev. Dora Gutierrez officiating

Friends may call one hour prior (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) at the Ridgeland Community Center.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

Elizabeth Marene (Welk) Hintzman

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, A6

Elizabeth Marene (Welk) Hintzman, age 95, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Oakwood Villa in Altoona.

Elizabeth was born on Sept. 14, 1910, in Mott, N.D., to Edward and Emma (Kohnke) Welk. On March 21, 1936, she was married to Leo R. Hintzman in Knapp. To this union were born nine children.

Elizabeth is survived by seven sons, Earl (Lucille) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Larry (Arlyss) and David (Julie), both of Menomonie, Ned (Beverly) of Kenosha, Morris (Paula) of Temple Terrace, Fla., Harvey (Bobbette) of Maggie Valley, N.C., and Howard (Julie) of Oregon; one daughter, Carol (Mark) Brazzale of Altoona; a foster daughter, Carol Welk of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; two brothers, Roy Welk of St. Paul, Minn., and Robert Welk of Apple Valley, Calif; a sister, Isabel Clark of Boyceville; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Leo R.; an infant daughter, Betty Jane; and three brothers, Milo, Gene and Raymond Welk.

Elizabeth was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church and an active member of the Joy Circle.

A special thank you goes to her five good friends at the apartment: Bob and Vera Guptill, George and Eleanore Larson, and Audrey Fisher.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rosalyn Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, town of Sherman, Dunn County, rural Menomonie.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Lucy Ruth Murray

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, A6

Lucy Ruth Murray, of Menomonie, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at home with family after a courageous battle with acute leukemia.

Lucy was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Beaver Dam to David D. Jennings and Phoebe D. (Kellom) Jennings. She grew up on a small farm near Rio and attended Rio public schools. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1967 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

On Dec. 30, 1967, Lucy was married to Raymond Murray. They lived in rural Kingston and the village of Marquette while Lucy worked in the OB department at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

They moved to Menomonie in 1975 were Lucy spent her time as a mom, teaching Sunday school, cub scout leader and activities with a homemakers' club. She joined the OB department at Myrtle Werth Hospital in 1978 where she worked for 14 years. Lucy worked one year in the orthopedics department at the Middlefort Clinic in Eau Claire before working at the Red Cedar Clinic in Menomonie and Elmwood until stricken with leukemia in August of 2004.

Lucy was the treasurer for the Township of Menomonie for 16 years. Lucy loved quilting. She taught several quilting classes while working in the OB department at Myrtle Werth and also belonged to St. Joseph's quilting club.

Lucy loved her job and enjoyed helping people. Her quilts were made as gifts for co-workers who retired or moved.

Lucy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Raymond F. Murray; two sons, Joseph W. Murray of Blaine, Minn., and Jeffrey J. Murray of Eau Claire; one brother, Daniel (Ann) Jennings of Rio; one sister, Barbara (Bill) Beldin of Munds Park, Ariz.; grandchildren Kristen, Laurissa and Brandon of Minnesota; nieces, nephews and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Rev. Thomas Krieg will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and also one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Memorials in Lucy's name will be used to establish an annual nursing scholarship in Lucy's memory.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

David J. Storing

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6

David John Storing, age 79, of Boyceville passed away Saturday March 25, 2006 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Menomonie to Charles and Frances Mae (Kistner) Storing. He was baptized and confirmed by the Reverend John M. Woerth at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. David grew up in Menomonie attending Coddington and Central elementary schools and Menom-onie High School. 

Upon reaching his 17th birthday, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Almost immediately, he was transferred into the Seabee's 13th Special and joined 3000 Marines, 76 Battalion, 3rd Marine Division as its supply hauler. He was sent to Guam in the summer of 1944, where he was stationed for one and a half years.

Dave was honorably discharged on March 19, 1946.  He returned home and returned to Menomonie High School for a year under the G. I. Bill. 

On June 26, 1946 Dave married Margaret Scharlau and to this union three children were born, Michael, John and Patty Ann. Dave and Marge divorced in 1975 and Dave moved to Boyceville. 

On March 15, 1980 Dave married his love and best friend, Nyla Jean Beckwith in Boyceville, where they have lived on their farm since. 

Dave worked at various jobs.  In 1948 he worked for Boyd Welch W.W. Dray Line. In 1949 and 1950, he worked for Dairy Transit hauling fresh and frozen cream from Cameron and Bruce to Abbot's Dairies in Philadelphia, Pa. 

In January 1951, he started driving semi for Hennepin Transfer Company, driving from Mauston to Minneapolis, Minn. until March 28, 1960, when he was injured and lost the sight in his right eye from a gun accident.

Dave was an active sportsman and loved all types of hunting and fishing. He was a Packers fan and loved horses.  He trained and conditioned horses for 28 years and was very active in racing his beautiful thorough-breds at several tracks, including Canterbury Downs when it first opened in 1985. 

He especially loved fishing in Canada and  hunting pheasant in Iowa, with his grandsons Charlie and Lee and sons, Mike and John. He also enjoyed spending time playing pool, playing cards, riding his Harley motorcycle and hunting coyote with his friends and his faithful hound, Dan.

A special appreciation from the family goes to his friend big Scotty for helping Dave in his difficult times.

Dave is survived by his wife, Nyla of Boyceville; son, John (Sandy) Storing of Elk Mound; daughter, Patty (Jim) Bembenek of Menomonie; two stepdaughters, Pamela Brown of Eau Claire and Julie (Dan) Fedderly of Boyceville; his grandchildren,  Stacey (Scott) Stangel of Elk Mound, Charlie (Janet) Storing of Elk Mound, Lee Bembenek and Alicia Bembenek, both of Menom-onie, and Derek Starnes of Colfax; step-granddaughters,  Morgan and Ashley Fedderly, and Tracie Brown; great-grandchildren, Kaileigh and Jevin Stangel and Jonathan and Jenna Storing; three sisters, Elizabeth Andrews, Carol (Gordon) Skouge, and Barbara Krause, all of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Alma Jones of Boyceville; brother-in-law, Merlyn (Shirley) Jones of Boyceville; by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends; and by his faithful dog, Dan.

David was preceded in death by his son Michael Storing, his parents, and an infant brother and sister.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Tim Matthaei officiating.  Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.  Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Arvilla M. Fletcher

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6

Arvilla M. Fletcher, age 93, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

The former Arvilla Marie Hake was born Jan. 26, 1913, in Platteville to Jesse and Laura (Cannon) Hake. She married Alan C. Fletcher on July 24, 1931, in Stillwater, Minn.

Arvilla and Alan lived on Tainter Lake near Menomonie for several years before moving to Minneapolis, Minn., where they lived from 1945 until 1949. Arvilla was a member of Chapter No. 202, Order of the Eastern Star, in Minneapolis for 50 years.

They returned to the Tainter Lake area and Arvilla resided there most of the life. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Arvilla resided at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax the last nine years.

Arvilla loved wildlife and spending time on the deer farm in Delta. She also enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and bird watching. And she loved her dog, Princess.

Arvilla is survived by her son, George W. (Elizabeth) Fletcher of Clam Lake; a grandson, George W. Fletcher Jr.; two granddaughters, Cathy (Mike) Bellesbach of Trempealeau and Jenny (Gary) Lorenzen of Forest Lake, Minn.; four great-granddaughters, Stephanie Lorenzen, Crystill (Dave) Boomgarden, Amy Lorenzen and Danielle (Mike) Olson; six great-great-grandchildren, Devin, Emma, Jonathan, Brennan, Cole and Maysen; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Hoimyr; her father, Jesse Hake; two brothers, Oscar Hake and Merlin Hake; a sister, Hazel Hayes; an infant son, Alan Fletcher; and her stepfather, Jack Hoimyr.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Myrtle Gebhart

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6

Myrtle Gebhart, age 100, of Comfrey, Minn., died on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, Minn.

Graveside services were Friday, March 24, 2006, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menom-onie.

Myrtle Josephine Stadheim, the daughter of Louis and Marie (Liete) Stadheim, was born on July 6, 1905, at Clarks Grove, Minn. She grew up in Albert Lea, Minn., and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

She moved first to Minneapolis, Minn., and then to Seattle, Wash., where she married John Gebhart on April 21, 1930. In 1941, they returned to Minnesota and raised their three children in Columbia Heights, Minn. They then moved to Menomonie where they made their home until John's death in 1976.

Myrtle then lived in St. Anthony, Minn., until moving to Comfrey to be near her daughter. In November 2004, Myrtle moved to St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Myrtle died on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2006, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Myrtle is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Doug) Wall of Comfrey; a son, Jack (Myra) Gebhart of Spring Lake Park, Minn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dorothy Pinck; and a sister, Evelyn MacGregor.

Arrangements were handled by the Bjerum Funeral Home of Mountain Lake, Minn. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.sturmfh. com.

Caroline M. Finnerud

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6

Caroline M. Finnerud, age 88, formerly of Boyceville, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Caroline was born June 21, 1917, in the town of Vance Creek, Barron County, to Alfred and Mary (Tronrud) Amundson. Caroline met her husband, Arnold Finnerud, at a Forest Grove School dance and they later married on June 27, 1936, in Dunn County.

They farmed on a family farm until 1944 when they moved into Connorsville. In the early 1980's, they moved to Boyceville where she resided until becoming a resident at Glenhaven in 2002.

Caroline is survived by a daughter, Anne (James) Schutts of Boyceville; a son, Chester (Ann) Finnerud of St. Louis Park, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey (Debbie) Schutts, Jon (Alana) Schutts, Julie (Troy) Posta, Heidi Finnerud and Chad Finnerud (friend, Kristin); nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer Schutts, Tim Schutts, Brenden Schutts, Hannah Schutts, Brady Schutts, Kyle Busch, Kelsey Posta, Karson Posta and Brittany Yetzer; a brother, Art (Dolores) Amundson of St. Louis Park; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Caroline is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold in 1986; a son, John; two brothers, Earl and Hjalmer Amundson; and a sister, Stella Yurick.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2006, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be in West Akers Cemetery, town of New Haven.

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

Local arrangements by the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Eleanor “Elly” C. Kelly

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6

Eleanor “Elly” C. Kelly, age 90, of Menomonie, formerly of Eau Claire, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Elly was born June 25, 1915, in Hokah, Minn., the daughter of John and Ida (Pieck) Hoffman. She grew up in that community and graduated from Hokah High School. She attended cosmetology college in Minneapolis, Minn., and was employed as a hairdresser in La Crosse and Eau Claire.

She married Jack E. Kelly (former radio announcer in La Crosse and Eau Claire) on June 25, 1940. In 1945, they moved to Eau Claire where Elly worked as a hairdresser.

Later, she worked for many years in the bakery and deli department at Consumers Co-op in Eau Claire. Jack passed away in 1984. In 2000, Elly became a resident at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life.

She is survived by two sons, John of Madison and Tom of Menomonie; a daughter, Margaret (Arden) McMartin of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Brenda Kelly of Bremerton, Wash., and Patrick and Meghan McMartin, both of Menomonie; a sister, Donna Mae Larson of Houston, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Elly is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, John, William and Romeo Hoffman; and three sisters, Leona Brockman, Florence Covey and Alice Walthers.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Dwayne Myles Chryst

Dunn County News, Sunday, March  26, 2006, A6 & A11

Dwayne Myles Chryst, age 86, of Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006, due to complications from surgery.

He was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Hudson, the son of Neil and Hazel Chryst. He moved to the Ft. Myers area from Ohio in 1985. He was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Toledo, Ohio, and attended Ft. Myers Congregational UCC.

Dwayne graduated in 1942 from TriState College of Engineering in Angola, Ind., with a civil engineering degree.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Curtiss-Wright Aircraft in St. Louis, Mo., after his discharge from the Navy. He was employed by Hausman Steel Co., of Toledo, in labor relations for 35 years. He just recently retired from Publix when his eyesight started to fail.

Dwayne was very active in church work throughout his life by serving on many boards and committees, both in Toledo and Ft. Myers. He also was a member of several civic groups. Due to his encouragement, all of his four sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Dwayne is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; four sons, David (Vivian) of Traverse, Mich., Rodney (Patti) of Toledo, Gregory (Ann) of Seattle, Wash., and Douglas (Karen) of Kings Mt., N.C.; a brother, Dallas of Menomonie; and two sisters, Joelene of Villa Park, Ill., and Jacqueline of Menomonie. Also surviving are grandchildren, Deanna and Eric Chryst, Kelly, Stephan, Neil and Bradley Chryst, Kevin and Timothy Chryst, and Megan Ladd, Rachelle and Victoria Chryst; and great-grandchildren, Katie, Nicholas and Natalie Chryst.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Ft. Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the church above.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555.

Clara Severson Thon

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

Clara Severson Thon, age 93, of Follansbee, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Gables Care Center in Hopedale, Ohio.

She was born on May 17, 1912, a daughter of the late Carl and Christina Berg Severson. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Thon; a son, Garey Thon; two brothers, Helmer and Alvin Severson; and a sister, Elvina Running.

Clara was a retired civil servant where she was an inspector.

She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Steubenville, Ohio.

Clara was also a member of the Red Hat of Gables Care Center, a past president of the Brooke County Homemakers, a member of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and the Christian Service Circle.

Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Finley of Follansbee, and two grandchildren, Wendy Masteller of St. Paul, Minn., and Jeff Thon of Carmichael, Calif.

Friends were received on Monday, March 27, at the James Funeral Home, 1246 Main St., Follansbee.

Friends were also received on Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, with Pastor Bethel Bateson officiating.

Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Send condolences to www. chambersandjames.com/

Ramona D. Burns

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

Ramona D. Burns, age 62, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center assisted by Adoray Home Care and Hospice.

Ramona was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Menomonie, the daughter of Leonard and Leona (Tilleson) Sandvig. She grew up mostly in the Menomonie area.

Ramona married Herbert Boerner on Sept. 15, 1962, and they later divorced. Ramona later married Donald Burns on May 3, 1985, in Menomonie.

Ramona was proud of her children and loved family gatherings. She was known for her deviled eggs. Although a lady with a sweet spirit, she had a never-ending gift of gab. She enjoyed her family and friends and loved music, especially Willie Nelson and Jo Dee Messina. Ramona was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post #1039 of Menomonie.

Ramona is survived by her husband, Donald; two daughters, Holly Boerner of Glendale, Ariz., and Susan (Matt) Albert of Waukesha; three sons, John (Jean) Boerner of Milwaukee, and Jamie (Tammy Tyrell) Boerner and Thomas (Catherine Gratz), both of Boyceville; three grandchildren, Chase Boerner and Hannah and Garrett Albert; two sisters, Kathleen (Richard) Hathaway of Menomonie and Darlene (Dick) Traynor of Ellsworth; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Ramona is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; two brothers, Caroll and LaMoine Sandvig; and one sister, Yvonne Hitz.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Christine Schneewind officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, town of Dunn, rural Menomonie.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday.

George John Kinney Sr.

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

George John Kinney Sr., age 89, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2006, at his home surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband, father and brother, successful teacher and businessman, George Kinney was a spirited Irishman who savored each of his 89 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Bunny); five children, George Jr. (Julie) of Afton, Minn., Paula (Doug) of Stillwater, Minn., Mark (Julie) of Menomonie, Greg (Samantha) of Ogden, Utah, and David (T Lee) of Minneapolis, Minn.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Lovett of Dallas, Texas.

His parents, two sisters and three brothers precede George in death.

George was born near Amery on Jan. 28, 1917, the son of George W. and Hazel (Porter) Kinney and grew up on a dairy farm with three brothers and three sisters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

George taught high school agriculture and chemistry in Versailles, Ind., before serving in World War II as a Navy lieutenant on the aircraft carrier, Randolph, which saw battle on three major fronts.

George went on to teach high school again in Ashland until 1956, when he entered the dairy cooler business and moved to Menomonie. Kinney Dairy Supply thrived for more than 30 years.

After his retirement at age 70, George volunteered many hours to SCORE, helping new and struggling businesses improve. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lions Club, the Elks Lodge, and served on the Menomonie Board of Education.

George and Bunny were married 62 years and enjoyed their family and many friends, traveled often, and were avid golfers at the Menomonie Country Club. As the Irish say, when your father dies, your sun shines forever and you walk in his light.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the Amery Cemetery in Amery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Northwest Wisconsin Home Care.

Stanley A. Mickelson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

Stanley A. Mickelson, age 79, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Stanley A. Mickelson was born on May 4, 1926, in Ridgeland to Peter and Olga (Albert) Mickelson. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Wheeler.

The Mickelson family moved to Wheeler when Stanley was 3. He attended grade school there and high school at Dunn County Aggie and in Colfax. Stanley enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Jan. 11, 1944, during World War II, and was discharged in June 1946.

He married Allene Scheidecker on Nov. 2, 1945, in Prairie Farm. Stan and Allene celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past year.

Stan became a traffic officer for Dunn County in 1954 and retired from there after 33 years. He served on the Highway Safety Commission for many years. While serving as safety coordinator for Dunn County, he made it possible for many safety grants to be made available to the city of Menomonie and the villages of Colfax, Boyceville and Elk Mound to own and operate their own ambulance service.

He has been a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and served on the church council. He also was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion for 53 years and Masonic Lodge #164 where he served as a Past Master.

He enjoyed fishing with friends in Canada and working on the yard. Most importantly, Stanley enjoyed spending time with his family.

Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Allene; two children, Ronald (Sally) Mickelson of Menomonie and Belinda Jo (Steven) Lane of Talent, Ore.; three grandchildren, Melissa (Gene) Gerry of Winona, Minn., Brennen (Tina) Mickelson of Mishicot, and Kimberli McLean of Santa Maria, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Danielle and Megan Gerry, Ashley and Blaine Mickelson, and Erica and Peter McLean; two sisters, Ethel Losness of Menomonie and Thelma Kittel of Amery; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Mickelson of Eau Claire and Madeline Mickelson of Amery; three brothers-in-law, Richard (Shirley) Scheidecker of Eau Claire, Roland (Arlene) Scheidecker of Elk Mound, and Robert (Cindy) Scheidecker of Sand Creek; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Herbert, Wesley, Ralph and Donald Mickelson.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, town of Menomonie, Dunn County, with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Jeanne E. Salyer

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

Jeanne E. Salyer, age 84, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at her home in Menomonie.

Jeanne was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Herman P. and Theresa (Gedeon) Diefenbach. She grew up in Brecksville, Ohio, and graduated in 1939 from Brecksville High School.

She attended and graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in home economics. Jeanne obtained her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jeanne taught clothing and design in the Home Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout from 1952 until she retired.

She met and married Guy Salyer on April 15, 1954.

During Jeanne’s life, she was an active member of the First Congregational Church and sang in the choir. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, PEO Sisterhood, Beta Sigma Phi, and Federated Woman’s Club.

Jeanne is survived by her sister, Doris Powell of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepson, Ronald (Marilyn) Salyer of Great Bend, Kan.; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Her parents and her husband precede her in death.

Memorial services are 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Rhiel’s Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family.

David John Storing

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

David John Storing, age 79, of Boyceville passed away Saturday March 25, 2006 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Menomonie to Charles and Frances Mae (Kistner) Storing. He was baptized and confirmed by the Reverend John M. Woerth at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. David grew up in Menomonie attending Coddington and Central elementary schools and Menomonie High School. 

Upon reaching his 17th birthday, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Almost immediately, he was transferred into the Seabee’s 13th Special and joined 3000 Marines, 76 Battalion, 3rd Marine Division as its supply hauler. He was sent to Guam in the summer of 1944, where he was stationed for one and a half years.

Dave was honorably discharged on March 19, 1946.  He returned home and returned to Menomonie High School for a year under the G. I. Bill. 

On June 26, 1946 Dave married Margaret Scharlau and to this union three children were born, Michael, John and Patty Ann. Dave and Marge divorced in 1975 and Dave moved to Boyceville. 

On March 15, 1980 Dave married his love and best friend, Nyla Jean Beckwith in Boyceville, where they have lived on their farm since. 

Dave worked at various jobs.  In 1948 he worked for Boyd Welch W.W. Dray Line. In 1949 and 1950, he worked for Dairy Transit hauling fresh and frozen cream from Cameron and Bruce to Abbot’s Dairies in Philadelphia, Pa. 

In January 1951, he started driving semi for Hennepin Transfer Company, driving from Mauston to Minneapolis, Minn. until March 28, 1960, when he was injured and lost the sight in his right eye from a gun accident.

Dave was an active sportsman and loved all types of hunting and fishing. He was a Packers fan and loved horses.  He trained and conditioned horses for 28 years and was very active in racing his beautiful thorough-breds at several tracks, including Canterbury Downs when it first opened in 1985. 

He especially loved fishing in Canada and  hunting pheasant in Iowa, with his grandsons Charlie and Lee and sons, Mike and John. He also enjoyed spending time playing pool, playing cards, riding his Harley motorcycle and hunting coyote with his friends and his faithful hound, Dan.

A special appreciation from the family goes to his friend big Scotty for helping Dave in his difficult times.

Dave is survived by his wife, Nyla of Boyceville; son, John (Sandy) Storing of Elk Mound; daughter, Patty (Jim) Bembenek of Menomonie; two stepdaughters, Pamela Brown of Eau Claire and Julie (Dan) Fedderly of Boyceville; his grandchildren,  Stacey (Scott) Stangel of Elk Mound, Charlie (Janet) Storing of Elk Mound, Lee Bembenek and Alicia Bembenek, both of Menomonie, and Derek Starnes of Colfax; step-granddaughters,  Morgan and Ashley Fedderly, and Tracie Brown; great-grandchildren, Kaileigh and Jevin Stangel and Jonathan and Jenna Storing; three sisters, Elizabeth Andrews, Carol (Gordon) Skouge, and Barbara Krause, all of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Alma Jones of Boyceville; brother-in-law, Merlyn (Shirley) Jones of Boyceville; by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends; and by his faithful dog, Dan.

David was preceded in death by his son Michael Storing, his parents, and an infant brother and sister.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Tim Matthaei officiating.  Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.  Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Denver A. Olson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006, A6

Denver A. Olson, age 97, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services are pending in April at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Hay River Cemetery, town of Hay River, Dunn County.

A full obituary will follow.

Rhiel’s Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family.

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