Dunn County Obituaries
April 2000

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Kenneth M. 'Cocky’ Lehmann

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2000, A6

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Kenneth M. “Cocky” Lehmann, 79, of Menomonie died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Alterra Sterling Home in Menomonie, with hospice.
     He was born May 27, 1920, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Paul and Blanche (Seitz) Lehmann. He attended Twin Hill grade school and graduated from Dunn County Agricultural School. Kenneth married Ruth Rasmusson on March 9, 1939, in Menomonie. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the Americal Division in the Pacific Theater. Before his discharge from the Army, he was stationed in Japan.
     Cocky spent the next 50 years in the beer distributing business, now known as Lehmann and Larson Distributors. During that time, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors Association for 21 consecutive years, also serving as secretary and president. In 1964, he was awarded “Boss of the Year” by the Menomonie Jaycees. He was a member of the Menomonie Lions Club for many years; served on the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; was a member of the American Legion and VFW, and was an active stockholder in the Durand Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
     Cocky loved working with horses and owned several driving teams. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid Packer fan, having season tickets since Lambeau Field was built. Family was very important to Cocky and he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruth “Toots” Lehmann of Menomonie; two daughters and one son, Sandra Ott and husband, Leo Schindler, Gloria (Ronald) Larson and Michael (Mary Jo) Lehmann, all of Menomonie; nine grandchildren, Robin, Jeff, Tosha and Nikki Larson, Chadd (Tina) Ott, Joel Ott and Kate Schinlder, and Joey and Kenny Lehmann; three great-grandchildren, Cody Larson and Afton and Bailey Ott; one brother, Myrle Lehmann of Menomonie; one sister, Irma (John) Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn., nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vivian Reinhardt, and a brother, Herb Lehmann.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson and Rev. Dan Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Henriette Quilling

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2000, A6

Henriette Quilling, 90, of St. Paul, Minn., died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills.
     Henriette was born July 28, 1909, in Menomonie. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stout Institute (UW-Stout). She was an officer of the Board of Directors of the Stout Foundation.
     She received the Stout Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in 1966 for her local, national and international leadership in the field of home economics.
     Her career included high school teaching of home economics, service as a lieutenant commander with the United States Naval Reserve, and many years of executive service with NSP.
     Her passion was international travel. She was always cheerful, optimistic and made the world a brighter place.
     She is survived by nieces Susan Stanford of Bloomington, Minn., and Janet Munson of St. Paul, and numerous grand and great-nieces and nephews.
     Private services and interment will be in Menomonie.
Evelyn R. Ferch

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2000, A6

Evelyn R. Ferch, 84, of Madison, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at a hospital in Madison.
     A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2000, at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison.
     Memorials are preferred to the First United Methodist Church in Madison.
Gerald 'Bud' Scharlau

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2000, A6

Gerald 'Bud' Scharlau, 71, of Colfax, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     Bud was born April 8, 1928, in Menomonie to Arthur and Laura (Holbein) Scharlau. He was raised on the family farm and often helped his mother with the younger children. In 1950, he married Gaynel Larson and together they raised five children.
     He was employed at Allen Bradley in Milwaukee for many years before moving his family back to Colfax where he farmed and worked at Sanna Dairies until his retirement in 1990.
     He was a proud grandfather, Democrat and Brewers fan. Bud loved to do crossword puzzles, play cards, garden, and even can. He was a member of American Legion Post #131 in Colfax.
     Survivors include his five children, Michael (Rose), Gail (Bryan) Kann, Jill (Dennis) Smith, and Diane (Tom) Govin, all of Menomonie, and Anita (Daniel) Monitor of Eau Claire; 11 grandchildren; and five sisters, Joanne Scharlau, Deloris Huber, Carol Stuckert, Ethel Hendrickson and Ellie Brockman.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Dick, and one sister, Irma.
     Funeral services were Friday, March 31, 2000, from the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
     Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.
   
Peter Zavada

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 5, 2000, A6

Peter Zavada, 82, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Grants Pass, ore., where he resided.

He was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Harrisburg, PA, to John and Helen (Bishop) Zavada.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl Zavada of Clarksdale, Mo.; three sons, Jerry (Mary) Zavada of Spring Green, Paul (Katherine) Zavada of Eleva, and Dennis (Sherry) Zavada of Centerel Point, ore.; two daughters, Dona Andrews of Wheeler and Susan (Donald) Knaack of Menomonie; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gregory (Harry) Zavada of Minneapolis, Minn., and Paul Zavada of Grants Pass; one sister, Stella Ott of Allenton; and nieces and nephews.

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

He served in the military during World War II (where he was wounded in the South Pacific). Memorial services and interment will be at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis.

Jerome W. Schlough

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 12, 2000, A6

Jerome W. Schlough, 63, of Menomonie, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his home in the Town of Menomonie.
     Jerome was born Aug. 24, 1936, the son of Edwin and Edna (Denning) Schlough. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1954 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture. He farmed for two years with his father.
     Jerome married Nadine Oas on Oct. 18, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. In 1958, Jerome purchased a farm in the Town of Menomonie and farmed for 40 years, retiring in 1998.
     Jerome was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Loyal Order of Moose #1584 of Menomonie. Jerome enjoyed dancing, gardening, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and was an avid Packer fan.
     Jerome is survived by his wife, Nadine; four daughters, Barbara (Thor) Burntvedt of Menomonie, Ellen (Ron) Gumielia of Indianapolis, Ind., Ruth (Randy) Pfeifer of Coon Rapids, Minn.; and Beth Schlough of Whitewater; two sons, Mike (Becky) of Menomonie and Chris of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Lee of La Crosse and Lorraine Molner of Chippewa Falls; three brothers, William (Virginia) of Greenwood, Lawrence (Sherrie) of Menomonie, and Richard (Sharon) of Middleton; a sister-in-law, Betty Schlough of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Orv Clark of Roseburg, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.
     His parents, a son, Mark, a brother, John, and a sister, Geraldine Clark, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     The family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.
John S. Dunn

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 12, 2000, A6

John S. Dunn, 89, formerly of Roberts and Hudson, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the Kinnic Long Term Care Center in River Falls.
     He was born Feb. 25, 1911, in the Town of Lucas, the son of William and Ida (Wheeler) Dunn. He attended grade school in Knapp and graduated in 1929 from Menomonie High School.
     He was employed more than 45 years with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a track supervisor covering from St. Paul, Minn., to Eau Claire. He was based out of Hudson.
     He was united in marriage on Nov. 14, 1936, in Menomonie to Audrea Marie Jacobs. They enjoyed 63 years together.
     He enjoyed reading and repairing electronics, including radios and TV’s.
     He is survived by his wife, Audrea; daughters, Marie (William) Kavaloski of Hudson, Marian (Bud) Phillipp of Oregon, and Madeline Peterson of Hudson; sons, Michael (Janice) Dunn of Hudson, Maurice (Diana) Dunn of Brownwood, Texas, and Marvin (Susan) Dunn of North St. Paul, Minn.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ida Mae Dunn of Knapp.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, an infant son, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.
     Services were Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Interment was in the Knapp Cemetery in Knapp.
     Memorials preferred to the family.
     O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Mary C. Schweigel

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 12, 2000, A6

Mary C. (Stoll) Schweigel, 81, a resident of Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation, Town of Eagle Point, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, just four days after her 81st birthday
     .She was born on April 4, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Snyder) Stoll on the family farm in the town of Irvington, near Menomonie. She graduated in 1937 from Chetek High School and attended River Falls State Teachers College.
     In 1943, she married Charles Schweigel. She lived in Chippewa Falls since 1950 and worked at the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled for 21 years where she met many wonderful friends. She was a member of St. Charles Church.
     She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lu (Bruce) Wogahn of Chippewa Falls; a grandson, Daniel (Shannon) Gallichio; a great-grandson, Craig Gallichio of New Port Richey, Fla.; two granddaughters, Gina (Carter) Audorff and Tiffany Wogahn, both of Chippewa Falls; a foster granddaughter, Margaret Bowe; a great-granddaughter, Marie of Holcombe; and many friends.
     Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call one hour before services on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the name of Mary Schweigel to the Christmas Village in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, or to St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
     She loved to travel and enjoyed doing errands for the elderly and shut-ins.
     Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Evenson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2000, A6

Edwin Evenson, 87, of Prairie Farm, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.
     Edwin was born Aug. 20, 1912, to Carl and May (Bartlett) Evenson at Sand Creek. He was raised in the Sand Creek area and also farmed there for some time. On Feb. 17, 1937, he was married to Evelyn Breezee at Colfax and they farmed in the Ridgeland/Prairie Farm area for several years.
     Due to his health, Edwin has been a resident of the Pioneer Home since February 1999.
     He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, attending auctions and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Arland.
     He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Prairie Farm; two daughters, Lois Boe of Menomonie and Beverly (Edward) Shultz of Prairie Farm; two granddaughters, Peggy (David) Rassbach and Jody (Dan) Hiben, both of Prairie Farm; three great-granddaughters, Brittany and Megan Rassbach and Nicole Hiben; a sister-in-law, Joyce Brackin of Wheeler; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; his half brother, Floyd Brackin; his great-grandson, Tyler Roemhild; and his son-in-law, Erlin Boe.
     Funeral services were Saturday, April 15, 2000, from the First Lutheran Church of Arland with the Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Burial was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Sand Creek.
     Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.
Wednesday, April 19, 2000 No obituaries
John M. Quilling

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A6

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John M. Quilling, 73, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     He was born Aug. 20, 1926, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Arnold and Phila (Sipple) Quilling.
     John married Lillian Krause on April 19, 1947, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Together, they farmed the Quilling home farm in the Town of Red Cedar for many years.
     They were members of Peace Lutheran Church, and John also enjoyed judging Tractor Pulling for 17 years at the Dunn County Fair and in the surrounding area.
     John is survived by his wife, Lillian of Menomonie; two daughters and two sons, Judith (David) Berg of Eau Claire, Jack (Cindy) Quilling of Wilson, and Vickie (Larry) Shepard and Mark (Lisa) Quilling of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Cherrie, Jay and Shawn Quilling, Nikolas and Sara Shepard, and Wyatt and Waylon Quilling; four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Jordan, Mckenzi and Harlee, and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marvin, and a sister, Doris Brezina.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Harold E. Birkholm

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A6

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Harold E. Birkholm, 73, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his home with hospice.
     He was born July 5, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Howard and Isabelle (Hallenbeck) Birkholm. He was raised in South St. Paul, Minn., by his grandma Mace and attended school in Newport, Minn.
     Harold served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was a member of the 5th Marine Division Pioneer Battalion which fought in the Iwo Jima Campaign. He was wounded the last day of the Campaign and was awarded the Purple Heart.
     After his discharge in 1946, Harold returned to Minnesota. He married the former Janet (Roy) Lucking on May 5, 1947, in Stillwater, Minn. In 1956, he moved his family to California. Harold worked for the Santa Fe Railroad at the Los Angeles Junction Railway for 35 years, retiring as assistant superintendent in 1988. After his retirement, Harold and his wife moved to Menomonie to be near family.
     Harold was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodge in California, as well as being a Boy Scout leader. He also enjoyed collecting railroad memorabilia and attended all the reunions of the 5th Marine Division. Harold was loved by family and friends and will be sadly missed.
     He is survived by a son, Michael (Karen) Birkholm of Walnut, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara (Jeff) Weatherholtz of Annandale, Va.; stepson, James (Elizabeth) Lucking of Texas; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Shirley, and his wife, Janet.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Father Gary Landry of California officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and an hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.
     The family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, The American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
Herbert ‘Herb’ W.R. Scharlau

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A6

Herbert “Herb” W.R. Scharlau, 81, of Chetek, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Dallas Healthcare Center.
     Herb was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Elk Mound Township, Dunn County, to Paul and Hellena (Hagan) Scharlau. He married Alma Blake on Jan. 19, 1943, at St. Katherine Lutheran Parsonage in Beyer Settlement.
     He worked on the family farm until his marriage; he then worked at the pickle factory in Colfax and then moved to the “Vehrs” farm from 1953-1962. He built several buildings on the “Kellenburg” farm, owned by “Sedenbery” in 1963, and they farmed on the “Kellenburg” farm until retiring on Feb. 20, 1976, when they moved to Chetek.
     Herb enjoyed fishing, hunting, country music, feeding his squirrels and watching wrestling on TV.
     Survivors include his wife, Alma of Chetek; one daughter, Sharon (Richard) Raprager of Elk Mound; a son, Bill of Chetek; two grandsons, Brian (Kallene) Raprager of Eau Claire and Kent (Vicki) Raprager of Glendale, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren, Stephen and Christopher Raprager of Eau Claire, and Logan, Devin and Keegan Raprager of Glendale, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Shane, Hazel Scharlau and Eileen Blake; one brother-in-law, Lawrence Gundlach, and many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
     He is preceded by his parents; two sisters, Ruth and Helen, and three brothers, Ewin, Edward and LaVern.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at St. Katherine Lutheran Church, rural Colfax, Beyer Settlement, with Pastor Gary Brown officiating. A committal service and a lunch and time of fellowship will follow the service at the church. A private burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery, Chetek.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the church until the time of service.
     Burnham-Ours Funeral Home, Chetek, was in charge of arrangements.
Esther M. Trinko

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A6-A14

Esther M. Trinko, 84, of Bowler, died on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.
     She was born April 2, 1916, in Hudson, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Peterson) Killian. On June 20, 1934, she was united in marriage to Frank Trinko in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1997.
     Esther enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and canning. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Bowler and its Ladies Aid. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
     Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Sonia) Trinko of Karns City, Pa., Phillip (Janet) Trinko of Shawano, and Dennis (Sharon) Trinko of Bowler; one daughter, Linda (Mike) Schmidt of Merrill; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Diffendorfer of Menomonie; and two sisters-in-law, Cecelia Trinko of Tilleda and Evelyn Killian of Forest Lake, Minn.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
     Funeral services were Saturday, April 15, 2000, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Bowler with the Rev. Richard Gildseth officiating.
     Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg handled arrangements.
Clara I. Pember

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A14

Clara Irene Pember, age 81, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Friendship Manor in Menomonie from complications with Alzheimer’s disease.
     Clara was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Henry and Anna Lechleitner. When a young girl she moved to the Jump River area with her family.
     She was married to Dan Pember and they then lived in Sheldon for two years before moving to Jump River where they have lived since.
     Clara was an active member of the Jump River community, a member of the Jump River Ladies Aid, and an active member of the Jump River Community Center.
     She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the church choir. She also enjoyed her quilting and loved gardening.
     She is survived by her husband, Dan of Jump River; four sons, Daniel of Eau Claire, Ronald (Pau) of St. Charles, Mo., Dale (significant other Ida) of Chippewa Falls, and Larry (Sylvia) of Menomonie; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Jason, and 10 brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jump River with Father Phillip Juza officiating. Burial was in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.
     Gilman Funeral Home in Gilman was in charge of arrangements.

    
Robert C. Peterson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2000, A14-A17

Robert Charles Peterson, age 65, of Barron, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his home in Barron.
     He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Grantsburg, the son of Albert and Gladys (Richter) Peterson. Upon graduating from high school at the age of 16, Bob started working at his brother’s saw mill in Frederic. On April 24, 1954, he married Lauretta Gutzmer at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Luck. In 1955 he moved the business to Ridgeland, where he resided with his family for 17 years.
     He was the president of the Lutheran Church in Ridgeland and enjoyed volunteering for the church. In 1972, Bob and his family moved to Barron, where he began a 25-year career with the Bank of Barron, becoming bank president in 1985. Bob retired from banking in 1997.
     Bob was well-known in the community and surrounding areas for his generosity and willingness to give of himself to help others. When his children were young, Bob devoted his spare time to volunteering with the Boy Scout troops, teaching Sunday School, coaching Little League, and spending endless wonderful hours with his children.
     He was involved in the Barron Kiwanis Club, and served on the Barron Area Community Center board of directors as well as acting facilities chairman during the construction process. He served as treasurer of the Junior Livestock Sales for 25 years.
     He was member of the First Lutheran Church in Barron and in earlier years served as president of the Sunday School. In 1997, Bob and his wife, Lauretta, devoted months of their time to remodeling the two parsonages for the church. Bob’s passion in life was to selflessly give of himself to others, asking nothing in return. He had a deep loving faith in God, and was at peace with his life.
     Being outside, working with his hands, and hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren brought him the most happiness through the years. He is survived by his wife, Lauretta Peterson of Barron; two sons, Robert (Wendy) Peterson Jr. of St. Croix Falls and Jim (Laurie) Peterson of New Richmond; two daughters, Jacqueline (Steve) Brockman of Shelby, N.C., and Sheri (Donald) Peterson of Bloomington, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Peterson of La Crosse and Carol Peterson of Frederic; and eight sisters, Carole Petry of Grantsburg, Linda Anderson of Eau Claire, Ruby Turner of Australia, Florence Dahl of Fairmont, Minn., Joyce Polk of New Berlin, Muriel Skoug of Lincoln, Neb., Frances Parsons of Tennessee, and Pearl Hughes of Hector, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters, Alice Maki, Bernice Monus, Loretta Peterson, Arlene Lee and Dorothy Baker. Bob will be sadly missed by us all, and fondly remembered for the way he has touched each of our lives in his own special way. Funeral services were Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the First Lutheran Church in Barron with the Rev. Bruce Beyer officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.
Donald D. Mickelson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 26, 2000, A6

Donald D. Mickelson, age 68, of Wheeler, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his home.
     He was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Eau Claire to Peter and Olga (Albert) Mickelson. He was raised in the Wheeler area.
     Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Melva Snyder on Sept. 24, 1951, in Prairie Farm. They lived in Wheeler. Don worked for many years for the Dunn County Highway Department. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
     Donald is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Gregory) Corwin of River Falls; one grandson, Chris Corwin; two sisters and two brothers, Ethel Losness and Stanley (Allene) Mickelson, both of Menomonie, and Ralph (Madeline) Mickelson and Thelma Kittel, both of Amery; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Mickelson of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Melva, and two brothers, Herbert and Wesley.
     There will be a family graveside service at a later date at Popple Creek American Cemetery in the Town of Grant, Dunn County.
     The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.
LaVerna M. Schwartz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 26, 2000, A6

LaVerna M. Schwartz, age 82, 1035 Hill St., Watertown, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.
     She was born Jan. 16, 1918, in Pound, the daughter of Herman and Mayme (Foral) Kuschel. She taught elementary school for several years after graduating from Coleman High School and Milwaukee Teachers College. On Sept. 1, 1941, she married the Rev. H. Marcus Schwartz in Coleman.
     She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown and various Lutheran societies.
     She is survived by her husband, the Rev. H. Marcus Schwartz; three daughters, Susan (Craig) Halverson of East Lansing, Mich., Margaret Hoeft of Stowe, Vt., and Paula Schwartz of La Crosse; three sons, the Rev. Martin L. (Helen) Schwartz of St. Paul Park, Minn., Armin (Linda) Schwartz of Waterloo, and Steve (Nancy) Schwartz of the Town of Delafield; 15 grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Bernard Kuschel of South Milwaukee; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerome.
     Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2000, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Ninth St. E., Menomonie, with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, and from 1 p.m. until time of services Friday at the church.
     Memorials are suggested to the Schwartz Scholarship Fund for Future Pastors at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown.
     Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements.
Betty J. Wohler-Legler

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 26, 2000, A6

     Betty J. Wohler-Legler, age 51, of rural Menomonie, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2000, at her home.
     Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.
William F. Stobb

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 30, 2000, A6

William F. Stobb, age 48, of rural Colfax, joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, due to a farming accident.
     Bill was born June 11, 1952, to Orville and Barb (Prieve) Stobb. He was a graduate of Elk Mound High School. On Sept. 26, 1981, he married Kathy Rothbauer at Barum Lutheran Church.
     Bill was a carpenter who took great pride in his work. He was an avid deer hunter and loved gardening and camping. Bill loved farming and built a house for his family on his grandparents’ farm. He held a special love in his heart for his children, grandchildren and family. He will be sadly missed by many.
     Bill was a member of Barum Lutheran Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Kathy, his mother, Barb, and his father, Orville; four children, Kristi (Mike) Price and James, Ashley and Nathan Stobb; three grandchildren, Kayti Hintzman, Rachel Price and Cade Stobb; one brother, Paul (Barb) Stobb; three sisters, Catherine (Chris) Larson, Linda (Bill) Michels, and Patricia Stobb; and many other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were Friday, April 28, 2000, from the Barum Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.
 JoAnne W. O’Donahoe

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 30, 2000, A6

 JoAnne W. O’Donahoe (Carr), age 52, passed away late in the evening of Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000.
     She was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Duluth, Minn., to Eleanor and Lloyd Carr. Her family relocated to Altoona when JoAnne was 6 years old, and she went on to graduate from Altoona High School in 1965.
     It was during this time that she caught the eye of her neighbor and future husband, David John O’Donahoe. Dave and JoAnne were married seven months after her graduation date, Dec. 31, 1965. The couple celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas, Nev., this past winter.
     She celebrated her life and love with her husband and three children, Pamela Meredith, 33, Heather, 26, and Nicole, 22. She also warmly welcomed the two most recent additions to their family, Pamela’s husband of three years, Richard Meredith, and first grandchild, Lakken Elizabeth of 2-1/2 years.
     The individuals closest to JoAnne’s heart will always remember her endearing generosity, caring touch, loving smile and profound wisdom.
     JoAnne is also survived by a brother, Lloyd (Patti) Carr of Eau Claire, and four sisters, Georgianne (Jerry) Valk of Arcadia, Roseann Retzloff of Eleva, Ann (Mike) Walter of Windsor, Colo., and Kathy (Kip) Lukes of Altoona.
     JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Eleanor Carr.
     A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 29, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona with Father Norbert Wilger officiating.
     Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire assisted the family with arrangements.
Barbara J. Wik

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 30, 2000, A6

Barbara J. Wik, age 60, of Downsville, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     The former Barbara Zittel was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Menomonie to Elton and Marie (Geraets) Zittel. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1957 from Menomonie High School. She then worked at the University of Minnesota until 1961.
     Barbara married Robert Wik on Aug. 27, 1960, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. She worked at West Wisconsin Telephone Co-op for several years, and was also bookkeeper for the family business.
     Barbara was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid stock car racing fan. She will be forever remembered by family and friends.
     Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert of Downsville; two daughters and one son, Deborah (Bryan) Hubbard of Menomonie, Steve (Patti) Wik of Downsville, and Karen (Sam) Rydberg of Downsville; six grandchildren, Adam and Aaron Grutt, Tanner and Tayia Wik, and Jenna and Megan Hubbard; her mother, Marie Zittel of Menomonie; one brother, Dennis Zittel of Eagan, Minn.; her mother-in-law, Genesse Wik of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Elton, and father-in-law, Harold Wik.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

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