Dunn County Obituaries
March 1999

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the March 3, 1999 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Albert J. Fedie

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar. 3, 1999, p. A6

Albert J. Fedie, 89, of Eau Galle, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

He was born Nov. 12, 1909, in the Town of Maxville, Buffalo County, rural Durand, the son of Thomas and Mary (Traun) Fedie. He was raised in the Town of Maxville. He married Ida Bauer Baier on Nov. 15, 1932, in Eau Galle. After marriage, they lived and fanned in Eau Galle. He later worked for the Durand Canning Co.

He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, a charter member of the Eau Galle Sportsmans Club, and an avid fisherman.

His wife, Ida, passed away Jan. 28, 1987. He married Anna Pelke on April 1, 1989.

Albert is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, JoAnn (John) Fagerland of Ellsworth and Virginia (Kenneth) Schober, of Menomonie; one son, Jerry (Carol) Baier of Eau Galle; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson; and one sister, Catherine Buhlman of Eau Galle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida; his parents; an infant son, Charles; one brother, Thomas Fedie Jr.; and two sisters, Isabel Wittig and Margaret Weishapple.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Revs. Roy Mish, Matthew J. Molinaro and Ambrose Blenker officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Durand.

Casketbearers were "grandsons" Michael Baier, David Baier, Robert Baier, Ted Baier, Steven Schober, Bradley Fagerland and Mark Fagerland.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Myrtle V.Werth

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar. 3, 1999, p. A6

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Myrtle V. Werth, 91, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Myrtle Viola Werth was born Nov. 25, 1907, in Menomonie to Henry and Emelie (Micheels) Werth.

She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and graduated in 1926 from Menomonie High School. She then attended Luther Hospital's School of Nursing in Eau Claire, graduating in 1931. She also took further training at Milwaukee Children's Hospital in Milwaukee and John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Myrtle worked as a staff nurse at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie, but also served as superintendent of the hospital, director of nursing, and then assistant administrator of nursing, retiring in 1974.

In 1980 when a new 63-bed community hospital was built and dedicated, it was named the Myrtle Werth Medical Center in recognition of her long-standing devotion to nursing in the community.

In her retirement she remained active and handled committed to nursing in the Menomonie area. She was instrumental in developing and operating the Telecare program sponsored by the Hospital Auxiliary since its inception in 1972. This program involves contacting elderly individuals living alone to confirm their safety and well-being.

In addition to her work with the Telecare program, Myrtle worked at the hospital's information desk. She gave thousands of hours of volunteer time at the hospital.

In 1973, Myrtle was honored by the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce as "Citizen of the Year." The Hospital Auxiliary has established a scholarship in her name to be awarded a student enrolled in a four year nursing program.

In 1974, she received a citation from Gerald Ford, president of the United States, for dedicated service to mankind.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Myrtle was a very dedicated person who devoted her working lifetime to her profession as a nurse, and continued to give of herself in her retirement.

She is survived by two sisters, Irene Mayfield of Magalia, Calif., and Lorraine Peterson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two nephews, Kim Peterson of Grants Pass, Ore., and Bruce Roberts of Dallas, Texas; three nieces, Vicki Lee Peterson of Phoenix, Shannon Greenly of Atlanta, Ga., and Charene Morris of Stockton, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Valeria Roberts; and one brother, Henry "Hank" Werth Jr.

Funeral services for Myrtle are 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, 1999, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Bessie I. Wienke

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar. 3, 1999, p. A6

Bessie I. Wienke, 91, of the Glenwood City area, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Bessie was born Sept. 23, 1907, in Unity to Edward and Edna (Fuller) Kenyon. She grew up in the Spencer area where she met Rudolph Wienke. She married Rudolph Wienke in 1926 and shortly after they moved to a small farm near Forest.

Bessie was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and crocheting.

Bessie is survived by one daughter, Arliss (Ray) Wold of Boyceville; one son, Wayne (Jean) Wienke of Lafayette, Ind.; two daughters-in-law, Karen Wienke of Menomonie and June Wienke of Amery; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Loraine Kenyon of Portage; three sisters-in-law, Milda Wienke of Clear Lake, Ellen Wienke of Waukesha, and Agnes Kenyon of Marshfield; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudolph, in 1976; two sons, Richard and Donald; two sisters; four brothers; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m.. Thursday, March 4, 1999, at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Town of Forest with the Rev. Robert Weidmayer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Clifford G. Wolterstorff

Dunn County News, Sun, March 7, 1999, p. A6

Clifford G. "Cliff" Wolterstorff, 83, Knapp, died on Tuesday, March 2, 1999, peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Cliff was born August 4, 1915, and raised in Woodbury Township, Washington County, Minnesota. He was the son of George and Gertrude (Kernkemp) Wolterstorff, the second of 10 children. Cliff attended the rural school and in 1937 graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture. He married Bernice Fecker on February 20, 1939, in Comfry, Minn., and the couple was able to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary last month.

Cliff started working as a farm manager for several years before buying his farm at Knapp. During this time he was a member of the Menomonie Credit Union Board. He was an assessor for Stanton Township for about 30 years. Cliff also worked for the Dunn County Mutual Insurance Co. for 36 years. Cliff was an active member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville. He served on the original planning and building committee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose Lodge. Cliff enjoyed beekeeping and was active in the state and local organizations. He was always ready to talk about his bees and honey.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Bernice; two sons, Clifford J. (Vicki) of Chippewa Falls and Michael of Knapp; two daughters, Georgene (Gene) Hausner of Spring Green and Linda (Gayle) Bacon of Hancock; eight grandchildren, Geoffrey (Ashley), Todd and Laura Wolterstorff, Tina and David Bacon, Julie (Jan) Bauch, Mary Beth and Louann Hausner; three brothers, Robert of Woodbury, Minn., Kenneth of Inver Grove Heights and Donald of Baraboo; six sisters, Lois Wolf, Vera Dornfeld and Edythe Kern, all of Bayport, Minn., Betty Bloodgood of West Palm Beach, Florida, Gertrude (Ralph) Jewel of Rochester, Minn., and Ann Goetz of Afton, Minn.

Cliff is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar. 6, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery, Town of Stanton, rural Knapp.

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

Alice M. Smith

Dunn County News, Sun, March 7, 1999, p. A6

Alice. M. Smith 87, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Mar. 3, 999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Following cremation, there was a Graveside Prayer on Thursday Mar. 11, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie, with Father Lyle Schulte officiating.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.

Alice M. Smith

Dunn County News, Wed,March 10, 1999, p. A6

Alice M. Smith, age 87, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Mar. 3, 1999 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

The former Alice Mary Mouza was born Nov. 10, 1911 in Minneapolis, Minn. to George and Abby (Cory) Mouza.

Alice married Byron Smith Oct. 14, 1933 in the Basilica Church in Minneapolis. They moved to Menomonie in 1944.

Alice and Byron owned and operated a pool hall in Menomonie. They then owned and operated the Rendevous, which was later known as the Pizza Villa and Bowling Alley.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Alice is survived by nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byron; and other relatives.

Following cremation there will be a graveside prayer at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.

Paul B. Diko

Dunn County News, Wed,March 10, 1999, p. A6

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Paul B. Diko, age 88, of .Boyceville, died Monday, March 8, 1999 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 27, 1910 in Czechoslovakia.

At the age of 16, Paul left for South America where he lived for three years before moving to the United States. He settled in the Chicago, Ill., area where he lived for many years. Paul did commercial art work and sign painting in Chicago. Paul married Ann Helen Vano Jan. 29, 1950 in Chicago, Ill. After retiring in 1983 they moved to Boyceville.

In retirement, Paul enjoyed making violins, bowling and music. He was also fluent in three languages, Slovak, Spanish and English.

Paul was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Boyceville.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of Boyceville; a son, Michael Paul (Debra) Diko of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Paula Ann (David) Strietelmeier of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren, Andrew, Helen and Susan Strietelmeier of Valparaiso and other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Paul will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Tiffany with Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville in the spring.

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

Merrill C. Emerson

Dunn County News, Wed,March 10, 1999, p. A6

Merrill C. Emerson, 74, of Columbia Heights, Minn., passed away suddenly March 4.

Merrill was preceded in death by wife, Jane, of 47 years.

Survived by son, James (Patricia) Emerson; daughter, Marilyn Emerson; granddaughter, Anne (Timmy) Murphy; and very special friend, Grace B. Johnson.

He was retired from Minnegasco, past president of Vonheim Lodge #108, Sons of Norway, member of Arcana Lodge #187, Scottish Rite, Valley of Minneapolis, and Orient of Minnesota.

Funeral services were held Monday, at Miller-Methven-Taylor Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday with Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Ada S. Spielman

Dunn County News, Wed,March 10, 1999, p. A6

Ada S. Spielman, age 101, formerly of the Hersey area died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Ada was born September 10, 1897 in Masonville, Iowa to Riley and Emma (Schumann) Davis.

Ada married William Spielman on February 25, 1925 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glenwood City. She was baptized and confirmed on March 3, 1940 by Pastor Erwin Schroeder at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woodville.

Ada is preceded in death by her parents; husband William; son, Dale; and four brothers; Avery, William, George and Bruce Davis.

Ada is survived by son, Earl Spielman and friend Dora Wruck of Menomonie, daughter-in-law Evelyn Spichnan of Hersey; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Woodville with Reverend Wayne Hilgendorf officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in the Township of Springfield in the spring.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Wednesday, March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Clovis Glasson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 14,1999, p. A6

Clovis E. Glasson, age 86, formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at the American Lutheran Nursing Home, Menomonie.

He was born May 9, 1912, in Norway, Mich., the son of John and Eva (Carlson) Glasson.

Clovis graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1931 and then attended and graduated from Duluth State Teacher's College in 1935. He received his Masters degree from the University of Minnesota in 1955.

He married Hilma Dahl on August 24,1945 in Duluth. He was in the US Army during WWII and served in England. He started his teaching career in Bagley, Minn., and also taught in Cloverton, Minn., Parker's Prairie, Minn., and Ogilvie, Minn. He then moved to Washburn and was principal of the DuPont School.

Clovis moved to Ashland and worked as a math teacher at Ashland High School from 1951 until 1977, when he retired.

He was a member of the Saron Lutheran Church, Ashland and the Elks Club # 137. In his earlier, years, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and woodworking. After his retirement, Clovis became an avid golfer.

He is survived by three daughters, Cathy (Jerry) Martin, Grand Rapids, Minn., Cindy (Steve) Bates, Elmwood and Jaci (Jim) Joanis, Sun Prairie; four grandchildren, Tony Martin, Erika Martin, Eric Joanis, and Jenna Joanis; one sister, Irene Coombs, Duluth, Minn.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his,parents; wife, Hilma on May 27, 1995; one brother, Bill, and one sister, Vernelda.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saron Lutheran Church, Ashland with Rev. Edward Zaiser officiating. Interment was in the Woodland Cemetery, Washburn. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the Saron Lutheran Church, Ashland.

Arrangements were by the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland.

Marvin D. Thompson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 14,1999, p. A6

Marvin D. Thompson, 77, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 10, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Marvin was born June 8, 1921 in Menomonie. He was the son of Oliver B. and Beulah (Denning) Thompson.

Marvin graduated from Menomonie High School in 1941. He worked for Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Mich.

In 1943, Marvin entered the U. S. Navy and served on a minesweeper in the South Pacific during WW II. After the service he lived in California, where he worked for Hughes Aircraft for several years. Marvin later returned to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life.

Marvin was an avid fisherman and gardener. He has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center since 1995.

Marvin is survived by a brother, Kenneth Thompson of Menomonie; a sister, Janice Reidt of Colfax, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 13, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 9:30 a.m. Saturday to the time of the services at the church on Saturday.

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

Henry A. Kessler

Dunn County News, Sun, March 14,1999, p. A6

Henry A. Kessler, 84 , Menomonie, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born January 25, 1915, in Brooklyn, NY, to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kessler.

He lived and worked in New York, and later served during World War II in the U.S. Army in Germany. After serving in World War II, Henry came to Wisconsin, where he met Dorothy Brightsman. They were married on July 5, 1946, in Stillwater, Minn.

Henry worked as a bookkeeper at Menomonie Clinic for 19 years until they closed. He then went to St. Mary's Hospital. in New Richmond, where he worked for several years as their clinic manager. Henry retired from UW-Stout, where he worked as bookkeeper in the business office.

Henry was a member of American Legion Post 32.

Henry is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kessler, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Funeral services for Henry will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie in the spring. Friends may call an hour before services Monday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, was in charge of arrangements.

Keith R. "Skeeter" Webb

Dunn County News, Wed, March 17, 1999, p. A6

Keith R. "Skeeter" Webb, 65, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Nov. 3,1933, in the Hatchville area of Dunn County, rural Menomonie, to John and Myrtle (Frank) Webb. He was raised in the Hatchville area.

After serving 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, he worked 19 years for the City of Menomonie, retiring April 9, 1998. He married Crystel Lorenz on June 20, 1981.

He was a member of the Dunn County Board of Supervisors, Menomonie City Council, Dunn County Fair Board and the County Board's Community Resources Committee.

After retiring, he took great pride in his community service and was looking forward to serving on the Fair Board and performing other community service work.

Keith is survived by his wife, Crystel; three daughters, Heather Webb, at home, Shelly (Bill) Hendrickson of Downsville, and Karie Webb of Bozeman, Mont.; one son, Kelly of Hudson, Wyo.; three grandchildren, Josh Nyaard, Erik Hendrickson and John Webb; one brother, Neil Webb of Elmwood; one sister, Jean Frank of Hatchville; a special little friend, Jenna Fiege, and his buddy, Muffin.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery-Hatchville, rural Spring Valley.

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

Earl Hammer

Dunn County News, Wed, March 17, 1999, p. A6

Earl Hammer, 86, of Colfax, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at his home in Colfax.

Earl was born Sept. 21, 1912, in Colfax to Gerhart and Clara (Moen) Hammer. He married Laila C. Anderson on Sept. 19, 1936, in Colfax. Earl and Laila had been married for 57 years when she died in 1994.

Earl and his father had a Chevrolet dealership in Colfax for many years. After the dealership was sold, Earl became a banker and worked for several years at the former Kraft State Bank in Menomonie. After retiring from the bank, he worked as a part-time bookkeeper for the Holiday Manor Motel in Menomonie.

He was involved in the development and operation of the Norge Village Laundromat in Menomonie and Deepwood Ski Area in Colfax.

Earl was a gentle, loving man who was a wonderful husband, father, and role model for his grandchildren. He was active in his community, serving as both mayor and fire chief. He was an avid outdoorsman who fished and hunted his entire life. He thoroughly enjoyed his friends and his noon dinner group, his coffee, cribbage and golfing buddies.

Survivors include his daughter, Gail (Olav) Svee of Colfax; three grandsons, Jeffrey (Kristy) Roberts of Colfax, Jay (Brenna) Roberts of Loveland, Colo., and Daniel (fiancee, Kimberly Scheithauer) Svee of Eau Claire; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jennifer Roberts of Colfax; two stepgrandchildren, Justine and Joshu Boddy of Loveland; a brother, Donald (Ann) Hammer of Red Wing, Minn.; a sister, Sandra (Ronald) Svenson of Hudson; a special friend, JaVerna Morrill of Menomonie, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister, Irene, and his brothers, LeRoy and John.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 17, 1999, from the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Memorials are preferred to the Colfax Lutheran Church. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Schultz, Jr.

Dunn County News, Wed, March 17, 1999, p. A6

Robert W Schultz, Jr., 64, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

A public Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home by Masonic Lodge #164, F&AM.

Agnes A. Hannack

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

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Agnes A. Hannack, 86, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Agnes was born July 26, 1912, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Julius and Bertha (Lehman) Hannack. She was a lifelong resident of Dunn County. Agnes worked 30 years in packaging at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie, retiring in 1964.

Agnes was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie and the VFW Auxiliary. She did a great deal of volunteering for her church and for the Red Cross and she was always helping someone. She also enjoyed traveling, her family, and her dog, Mitzi.

Agnes is survived by her daughter, Betty Krause of Menomonie; one grandson, Tony (Rita) Krause of Faribault, Minn.; five great-grandchildren, Cole Krause of LaGrande, Ore., Nichole Candler of Menomonie, and Bryan Davis and Jesse and Garret Krause of Faribault; two brothers, Donald (Chris) Hannack of Menomonie and Robert Hannack of Spring Valley; a sister-in-law, Mabel Hannack of Spring Valley; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Elmer and Harold Hannack, and a grandson, William Krause.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Sally Ankerfelt officiating. Burial was in Lower Weston Cemetery in the Town of Weston, Dunn County. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Leo M. Draeger

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

Leo M. Draeger, 77, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born May 14, 1921, Dunn County, to Otto and Emma (Woinowski) Draeger. Leo married Verla Kuester on Dec. 12, 1943, in Stillwater, Minn.

Leo farmed the home farm in the Town of Sherman until 1992 when he retired from farming and he and and wife moved to the City of Menomonie. He also worked for Lange Canning Co. in Menomonie while farming in the earlier years. Before farming, Leo worked at Nestle's in Menomonie.

He is survived by his wife, Verla Draeger of Menomonie; a daughter, Darlene (Charles) Frank of Menomonie; a son, Jerome "Butch" (Pat) Draeger of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eileen and Doris; one brother, Grant; and a great-grandson, Bryce Smeltzer.

Funeral services were Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Gfall officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Susie L. Ertz

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

Susie L. Ertz, 96, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Dove Health Care, Eau Claire.

She is survived by two (Gordon) Gonderzik and Evelyn (Richard) Tollefson; 25 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, and a son, Robert.

Memorial services were Saturday, March 20, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound. Father Henry Hoerburger officiated at the service. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Elk Mound.

Prock Funeral Home in Eau Claire served the family.

Herbert Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

Herbert Anderson, 80, of 404 Jefferson St., Peshtigo, died on Friday, March 19, 1999, unexpectedly at his home.

Born' May 15, 1918, in Jeffiis, Wis., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Anna Carlson) Anderson. He married the former Irene Hansen on Feb. 20, 1943, in Paxton, Ill.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1944, he attended the University of Minnesota, earning a Master's Degree in 1947, and received a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Missouri in 1953.

He joined the faculty of UW-Stout in 1948 as chairman of the Woodworking Department. He left Wisconsin in 1957 to become chief of the Stanford Staff in the Philippines, a program coordinating the activities of the American Staff at five colleges in an effort to upgrade teacher education.

He returned to UW-Stout as chairman of the Industrial Graphics Department in 1960 and served in that capacity until being appointed Dean of Applied Science and Technology in 1966, the position he held until his retirement in 1980.

Throughout Herb's career, he served on numerous education and civic boards, including president of the American Association of University Professors, president of the Wisconsin Industrial Education Association, National Association of Industrial Technology, Who's Who in America and president of Wisconsin Industrial Education Associates, as well as publishing numerous professional writings associated with his career in education.

He was an active member of the Harmony United Methodist Church. Herb's enjoyment in life centered around his family, many friends, his two cats and outdoor activities, including golf, hunting, golf, fishing and more golf.

He is survived by his wife of Peshtigo; two daughters, Nancy Milner and Deanna McGill, both of Menasha, one son, Gary. Anderson of Peshtigo; one sister, Alice Grosbier of Rhinelander; grandchildren Wendy, Mae, Patrick, Trevor and Tess, and one great-grandchild, Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carl Anderson. and one grandson, Michael Milner.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 23, at Harmony United Methodist Church, located just south of Peshtigo, from 10 a.m. until time of services there at noon. Rev. Ronald Helgerson will officiate. Burial will be at the Halverson Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Donald S. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

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Donald S. Hintzman, 44, of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Grand Junction.

He was born August 6, 1954, in Menomonie to Leonard, Jr., and Barbara (Schroeder) Hintzman. Donald was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1973. In 1974, he married Chris Peterson at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Don served in the U.S. Navy for four years from 1974 until 1978.

Don lived in Arizona, Wyoming and Colorado, where he did trapping and was also a hunting guide for guided tours on horse into the mountains. Don had most recently been living with his brother, Jeff, in Colorado.

Don loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Don is, survived by a daughter, Heidi Hintzman of Lake City, Minn.; his mother, Barbara. (Don) Erdman of Turtle Lake; his father, Leonard Hintzman, of Colfax; three brothers and a sister, Jerry Hintzman of Menomonie, Kathy Sherry of Amery, Samuel (Jean) Hintzman of Menomonie and Jeffrey (Pain) Hintzman of Grand Junction, Colo.; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, Daniel.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church, Menomonie, with Rev David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in the spring, with military honors.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 22 at Olson Funeral Home Menomonie and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.

Clarence R. Larson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

Clarence R. Larson, 84, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born June 27, 1914, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Martin H. and Laura (Peterson) Larson. Clarence was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He attended Ideal country school. He then worked for several different farmers in Dunn County. Clarence built his own sawmill and also attended Diesel Mechanic School. For most of his life, he farmed in the Town of Menomonie.

Clarence loved music and in his younger years he played the banjo and guitar with his brother, John. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and he
loved to play shuffleboard.

Clarence is survived by a sister, Luella (Richard) Cale of Menomonie, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Louie, Oscar, William and John Larson , and one one sister Mabel Hoehn.

There will be a memorial service for Clarence at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Leslie Peterson officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Highland Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, at a later date.

Mary Louise Funk Stubbins

Dunn County News, Sun, March 21, 1999, p. A6

Mary Louse Funk Stubbins, 84, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, March 19, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, after a short illness.

Mary Lou was born born on March 28, 1914 in Francitas, Tex., but grew up in Menomonie. She was the daughter of Bryard and Alma (Alseth) Funk.

She graduated from Stout State College in 1936 with a degree in home economics. During World War II, she served in in the Women's Army Corps and rose to the rank of First Lieutenant.

She was married to Allan L. Stubbins of Chicago in 1945 and lived in Chicago before returning to Menomonie in 1976.

Mary Lou is survived by her son, Clayton A. (Terrie) Stubbins, and three grandchildren, Allan L. (Ann) Stubbins II, Kristine A. Stubbins and Clayton A, Stubbins II.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Allan L. Stubbins and a sister, Marjorie Funk Phalen.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday; March 22, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Mary Lou Stubbins will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. She will rest next to her husband, Allan L. Stubbins, who predeceased her in 1963.

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

Allan A. Kuester

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

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Allan A. Kuester, 83, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 22,1999, at his home.

He was born Oct. 20, 1915, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County to Carl and Mabel (Hintzman) Kuester. Allan attended Lambs Creek Grade School in the Town of Sherman and graduated in 1934 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy.

He married Helen Rasmusson on Oct. 14, 1936, at Helen's home in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Allan worked at Montgomery Wards for many years before going into business for himself. He owned and operated a service station for many years prior to retiring in 1981.

Allan was a member of the National Mutual Benefit Fraternity, Branch 927, serving as trustee for many years, and of the Myrtle Werth Medical Center Corp., now Menomonie Community Health Foundation Inc.

Al loved to fish, garden, golf and bowl. In May 1995, after 50-plus years of bowling, he was inducted into the Menomonie Bowling Association Hall of Fame and he received recognition in the ABC
National Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Mo. Al also played the violin and saxophone in Ruby Kuester's Orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s.

Al was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and served several years on the Evergreen Cemetery Board.

Al will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Menomonie; a daughter, Karen (Jack) Mutschler of Eau Claire; two sons, Don (Linda Jenny) Kuester and Terry (Rhonda Miller) Kuester, both of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Elaine (Galen) Hoyt of Menomonie; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Virgil; and two sisters, Inez and Geraldine.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Dorothy M. Higley

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Dorothy M. Higley, 72, of Menomonie, formerly of Mondovi, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Mondovi to Paul and Louise (Switzenberg) Schultz. She grew up in Mondovi and graduated in 1944 from Mondovi High School. Dorothy attended and graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Nursing Program in 1949.

She married Eugene Higley on Sept. 10, 1949, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Mondovi. After marriage she worked as a registered nurse at Luther Hospital for about five years.

They later resided in Mondovi where Dorothy worked at Buffalo Memorial Nursing Home. She later became director of nursing and served until she retired in 1978. Dorothy and Eugene moved to Hayward in 1978 to enjoy their retirement years. Eugene died in 1991. In 1996, she moved to Menomonie to be closer to her family, and remained there the rest of her life.

Dorothy is survived by her son, John (Priscilla) Higley of Menomonie; a daughter, Ann (Dennis) Miller of Blaine, Minn.; three grandchildren, Lizzy Higley and Rachel and Andrew Miller; and two sisters, Wilma Stemmler of Redondo Beach, Calif, and Jean Christopherson of New Brighton, Minn.

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

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Canton, Buffalo County, rural Mondovi.

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

Gerald E. Seitz

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Gerald E. Seitz, 77, of Eau Claire, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Gerald was born May 4, 1921, in Durand to Earl and Grace Seitz.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three stepchildren, Sheila (Brian) Herrmann of Stewart, Ill., Michael (Shelly) Boettcher of Eau Claire, and Pauline (Richard) Thompson of Chippewa Falls; four grandsons, Joshua and Jeremy Thompson and Joseph and Lance Herrmann; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Janice Anacker.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Prock Funeral Home, 405 North Hastings Place, Eau Claire with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. with Father Edmund Klimek officiating. Private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Prock Funeral Home is serving the family.

Florence E. Halverson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Florence E. Halverson, 91, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Florence Dahlgren was born July 23, 1907, in Cokato, Minn., to Andrew and Betsy (Johnson) Dahlgren. She graduated from Cokato High School.

Florence married Irvin Halverson on June 8, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn. They moved to Menomonie in 1946. She and her husband were co-owners with Harold Halverson of Halverson Bros. Plumbing and Heating until 1969 when they sold the business.

Florence was formerly a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, later joining Christ Lutheran, where she was currently a member.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane (Jerry) Smith of Menomonie; a son, Ron (Maureen) Halverson of Plymouth, Minn.; three grandchildren, Greg (Beth) Smith of Eagan, Minn., Jason Halverson of San Francisco, Calif., and Ryan Smith of Minneapolis; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Smith; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Florence, was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Irvin, five brothers, and, one sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Jeanette Freiberg

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Jeanette "Jan" Freiberg, 61, of Webster, died Tuesday, March 16,1999, at the Spooner Community Nursing Home.

Jan was born Dec. 21, 1937, in the Town of Weston to LeRoy Joseph and Margaret (Simon) Rogers. She attended Palmer Grade School and graduated in 1954 from Menomonie High School.

Jan married LeRoy Freiberg on Aug. 29, 1956. They lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for several years where she was employed at Spotts Mailing Corporation until they moved to Balsam Lake to become co-owners of JJ's Resort. In the late 1970s they purchased the Bobcat Lounge in Webster. After selling the Bobcat, she was employed at several lodges and resorts in the Webster/ Siren area.

Jan is survived by her mother, Margaret, of Menomonie; three sons, Randy Freiberg, Rick (Pat) Freiberg of Oregon, and Daniel Freiberg; five grandchildren; and close friend and loving companion of 17 years, Joe Klecker.

She is also survived by five brothers, Andrew Rogers of Menomonie, Ralph (Bev) Rogers of Georgetown, Texas, LaVerne (Sally) Rogers, Loren (Connie) Rogers and Charles (Colleen) Rogers, all of Menomonie; and three sisters, Viola (Ray) Traxler of Menomonie, Edith (Dallas) Pankowski of Stevens Point, and Karen (Lee) Kundy of Wilson.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, in 1981; her father, LeRoy, in 1970; and one brother, Stanley, in infancy.

Funeral services were Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, both in Webster.

Josie C. Ebling

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Josie C. Ebling, 83, of Colfax, formerly of Wheeler, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Josie was born Aug. 15, 1915 in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to John and Clara (Gravermoen) Knutson. On Nov. 6, 1940, she was married to Roland Ebling in Menomonie. They lived in the Ridgeland/Wheeler area most of their lives.

Josie was loved and respected by her family and .many friends for her willingness to help others throughout her life. From early in her childhood, she helped her parents with her many siblings and in her latter years many depended on her for sewing, crocheting, baking, gardening and general kindness to do what needed to be done. She leaves with her family many treasured memories of special times shared. Josie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Lyle (Carol) Ebling of Colfax; one daughter, LouAnn (Art) Rostamo of Osceola; six grandchildren, Debra Jensen, Steven (Ruth Upton) Ebling, Rochelle (Mike) Dux, Brynda (Dr. Joel) Sengbusch, Rodney (Jena Bergman) Rostamo and Jason (Amy) Ebling; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth (Dorothy) Knutson of Tenstrike, Minn., Gerhardt (Sarah) Knutson of St. Paul, Minn., and Jerry (Sandy) Knutson of Circle Pines, Minn.; three sisters, Hazel Hartung of Ridgeland, Irene Smestuen of Colfax, and Norma (Eric) Johnson, of St. Paul Park, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roland, on Jan. 23, 1978; one son, Donald; and one brother, Ervin Knutson.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 1999, from Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Interment will be in New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ridgeland.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, is handling arrangements.

Daut Yang

Dunn County News, Wed, March 24, 1999, p. A6

Daut Yang, 86, of Menomonie, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Friends may call from Friday, March 26, until Monday, March 29, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be Monday in Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand.

Lee Fruit

Dunn County News, Wed, March 28, 1999, p. A6

Lee H. Fruit, 42, of Jackson, Mich., formerly, of Menomonie, died suddenly on Sunday, March 21, 1999.

He was born Dec. 23, 1956, in Menomonie to Richard Sr. and Frances (House) Fruit. Lee was raised in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, and graduated in 1975 from Boyceville High School. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Stout.

Lee married Carole Blakely on Aug. 26, 1989, in Jackson.

He was a member of the I.I.E. Professional Association and an Air Force veteran. He was employed at Cummins Engine Co. for nine and one-half years in Columbus, Ind., before moving to Jackson. Lee was currently employed at the Thetford Corporation in Dexter, Mich. He was a member of the Whispering Eagles in Columbus, and was an avid boater, motorcycle rider and X./19 hobbiest.

Lee is survived by his wife, Carole Fruit of Jackson; a son, Michael Fruit of Jackson; his mother, Frances Fruit of Menomonie; two brothers, Richard (Marilyn) Fruit Jr. of Menomonie and Kurtis (Joyce) Fruit of Darby, Mont.; one sister, Helen (Duane) Fayerweather of Stillwater, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; his first love (Kim); and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Lyle.

Funeral services for Lee were Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, with military honors by Harmon-Harris Post #314 of The American Legion.

Contributions to the Boyceville Scholarship Fund, Multiple Schlerosis Society, or charity of donor's choice would be, appreciated. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Hjalmer Otis Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, March 28, 1999, p. A6

Hjalmer Otis Johnson, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, in Mesa, Ariz., surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his family, Lorne and Joyce Johnson, Cheryl Mayala, and Bob and Bernadette Lewis; and three grandchildren, Lisa Specht, Anita Mayala and Mike Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie, in 1985.

Friends and relatives are invited to come to a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 1999, at West Akers Lutheran Church southeast of Reeve.

Irma E. Madsen

Dunn County News, Wed, March 28, 1999, p. A6

Irma E. Madsen, 89, 719 Fillmore St., Black River Falls, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, in the Black River Memorial Hospital.

Irma was born Feb. 18 1910, in the Town of Irving in Jackson County to Anton L. and Emma (Thomas) Gilbertson. She was raised in the Town of Irving and graduated in 1928 from Black River Falls High School. She graduated in 1932 from Stout State University.

She was a substitute teacher and taught a nutrition class at the Indian Mission. Irma married Albert Hansen on Aug. 31, 1936, at the Little Norway Lutheran Church. He died on Aug., 24, 1964. She married Ove A. Madsen on May 20, 1967, at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. The couple lived in Menomonie until moving to Black River Falls in August 1980. Ove died on May 25, 1997.

Irma was a past member of the Trout Run Homemakers and the Sons of Norway. She was a member of the Deborah Circle and the A.L.C.W. She and Ove were volunteers for the F.I.S.H. program in Menomonie.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. (Cynthia) Hansen and David (Mary) Hansen of Black River Falls; one daughter-in-law, Lois Hansen of Bemidji, Minn.; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Kathy, Kirk, Matt, Keisha, Kari, Mark, Kevin, Bjorn, Heidi and Greg; and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded. in death by one, son, Dick; two grandchildren, John and Scott; two brothers, Leroy and Levis; and one sister, Marion.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today (Sunday) from the Little Norway Lutheran Church. Pastor Calvin Thoreson will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Lester Hoagenson, Norman and Allen Johnson, Basil Holder, and Willard and Eugene Hart.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services today (Sunday) at the church. The family prefers that memorials be given to the Little Norway Lutheran Church. Torgerson's Funeral Chapel in Black River Falls is handling arrangements.

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