Dunn County Obituaries
April 2001

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
April 1, 2001 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Bernard E. Golden

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2001, A6

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Bernard E. Golden, age 85, of Menomonie, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at his home in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Bernard was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Turtle Lake, the son of James and Katherine (Kieffer) Golden. Bernard was raised in the Elmwood area, where he graduated from Elmwood High School. Following high school, he was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps for several years.

He married Margaret Simpson on July 22, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, he worked for the U.S. Government as an Aircraft Cabinetry Instructor in North Carolina.

In 1946, they moved to Menomonie, where they owned and operated Golden's Cabinet Shop for many years. Bernard designed and built cabinetry for numerous homes and churches throughout the area. He later joined the staff at UW-Stout as a Physical Plant Supervisor until he retired. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and family event.

Bernard is survived by five sons, Patrick (Anna) of Roseville, Minn., Robert of New Richmond, Gregory (Ruth) of Westminster, Colo., Raphael (Mitzi) of Rice Lake and Stephen of Menomonie; three daughters, Katherine (Richard) Salverda of Stacy, Minn., Mary (William) Grelle of Holmen and Camille (David) Guth of Bountiful, Utah; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Loretta Casey of White Bear Lake, Minn.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Margaret in 1998; three sisters, Anne, Gertrude Olsen and Irene Pence, and three brothers, J. Ralph, Francis and Martin.

The family wishes to especially thank Fr. Lyle Schulte, Dr. Michael Gonzaga of Eau Claire, Bridget Kovacs, LPN, of Ewing, N.J., Janet Strand and the Northwest Hospice staff for their special love and support; also all of Dad's friends and neighbors for their kindness and attention, David Simpson, Ray and Lottie, Al and Nancy, Melvin, Elizabeth, Tom, Dale and Yaja, and Charlie.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The family prefers memorial to the St. Joseph's School Endowment Fund.

 

Truman J. Kahl

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 4, 2001, A6

Truman J. Kahl, age 91, of Prairie Farm, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie Farm.

Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas handled arrangements.

 

Betty M. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 4, 2001, A6

Betty M. Johnson, age 70, of Boyceville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at her home.

Betty was born April 29, 1930, in Menomonie to Donald and Mary (Gormanson) Hanson. She graduated from Menomonie High School. Betty married Gaylord Johnson on March 12, 1948, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Downing area until 1974 when they sold the farm and moved into Boyceville.

She was the director for the Boyceville Area Sno-Jammers Snowmobile Club for several years. Betty enjoyed fishing, bowling, reading and traveling.

Gaylord and Betty celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in March.

Betty is survived by her husband, Gaylord Johnson of Boyceville; five children, Linda (Elmer) Laitala of Mora, Minn., Karen Johnson of Eau Claire, Luann Hall of Boyceville, Galen (Kathi) Johnson of Elk River, Minn., and Terri (Alan) Volk of Knapp; four grandchildren, Stephanie (John) Laitala Welch, James Hall, Charlie Hall and Alan Volk Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Gary Alan; sister, Joan Beguhn; infant sister, Betty Marie; and three infant grandchildren, Chad Michael Johnson, Crystal Ann Johnson, and Jonathan Andrew Volk.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Interment will be in the spring in West Akers Lutheran Cemetery, Town of New Haven.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.

 

Richard J. Husby

Dunn County News, Wednesday, April 4, 2001, A6

Richard J. Husby, age 77, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Rich was born May 1, 1923, in Menomonie to Benjamin and Catherine (Wolbert) Husby. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Rich lived in the Menomonie area all his life except the year he worked for Bemis Manufacturing in Sheboygan Falls.

Rich worked for the Dunn County Highway Department for two summers, driving Caterpillar tractors. He then worked for the City of Menomonie for 34 years, of which the last 23 were as street superintendent. He retired Aug. 31, 1983, then worked part time for Northside Motors, Dennis Close and John Dotseth Trucking for four years.

Rich was a member of the Menomonie Lions Club for 11 years and also the Moose Lodge in Menomonie since September 1988. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Rich is survived by three children, Dick (Carol) Jorgenson of Elkville, Ill., Barbara (Chad) Kockelman of Zimmerman, Minn., and Donna (Mark) Faanes of Eau Claire; special companion, "Midge" and her family, and his best buddy "Snoopy;" three grandchildren, Nathan, Jason and Adam Faanes; one brother, Eugene (Lois) Husby of Eau Claire; one sister, Helen (Marshall) Gallman of Menomonie; three sisters-in-law, Lavone Husby of Eau Claire, Mary Husby of Elmwood, and Betty Husby of Everett, Wash.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Myrtle; and three brothers, Lawrence, Francis and Herbert.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie where there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Thomas Hobbick

Dunn County News, Wed, April 11, 2001, A6

Thomas Hobbick, age 80, of Burlington, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Burlington.

He was born Nov. 23, 1920, in New Richmond to Clement and Grace (McClusky) Hobbick. He spent his early life in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He married Margaret Pekel on Sept. 30, 1947, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in East Troy. Following marriage, they resided in Burlington where he was manager of Liggett's Resort of Brown Lake and a truck driver for Quality Carriers.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Burlington and Teamster's Local #43.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Muggs" Hobbick of Burlington; two daughters, Ann (Mike) Kerkman of Union Grove and Peggy (Bob) Held of Lyons; four sons, Tom Hobbick of Suffern, N.Y., Jim (Dawn) Hobbick of Pewaukee, Jack (Tonya) Hobbick of Jackson, Mich., and Rob Hobbick of Burlington; four brothers, Edward Hobbick of Boyceville, John (Phyllis) Hobbick of Texas, Harold (Urbana) Hobbick of Elmwood, and Ralph (Joan) Hobbick of Burlington; three sisters, Mary Wald of Menomonie, Rose Kohn of Idaho, and Margaret (Tom) Ales of Appleton; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Denney, Ryan Hobbick, Chris, Olivia and Abbey Hobbick, Alexis and Jamie Kerkman, Kyle Smith, Maggie, Emily and Markus Held, and Mandy and Sam Hobbick; one grandson, Daniel Gonzales; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francis "Red" Hobbick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Burlington with the Rev. David Reith officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home in Burlington handled arrangements.

 

Agnes M. Mowers

Dunn County News, Wed, April 11, 2001, A6

Agnes M. Mowers, age 92, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Agnes was born July 17, 1908, to Peter and Ida Johnson. She attended Ideal School and graduated in 1925 from Menomonie High School. After attending the Dunn County Normal School, she taught for three years in rural schools. Following a year at River Falls Normal, she taught seventh and eighth grades for two years in Boyceville.

In 1932, she became a county supervising teacher for Dunn County schools. She held this position until her marriage to Arthur Mowers on July 29, 1938. Following her husband's death in July 1951, she returned to teaching - first at Central and then at River Heights. After her return to teaching, she earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master's degree in guidance from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She retired in 1973.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Retired Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Sorority.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Kenneth) Cropp; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Esther Rae; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, one sister, and two brothers.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the library and/or quilting at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

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

God looked around his garden,

And He found an empty place.

He then looked down upon this earth

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you,

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,

He knew that you were in pain,

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw that the road

was getting rough,

And the hills are hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyelids.

And whispered, "Peace Be Thine."

It broke my heart to lose you,

But you didn't go alone.

For part of me went with you,

The day God called you home.

I Love You Mom!

Russell J. Lasocki

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 15, 2001, A6

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Russell J. Lasocki, age 56, of Menomonie, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Russell was a loyal employee of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a member of the Instructional Technology Services Department.

Russ leaves behind a larger community of friends who will remember him as a big man with a kind heart, a gentle soul, and a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Leslie Koepke; two sisters, Paul Walia and Ellrene (Keith) Whiting; and a nephew, Patrick Walia.

He was cared for by a loving circle of friends, including Kathy Nevins, Maggie Madden, Julia Smith, Shelly Aamodt and Martha Wallen.

He was preceded in death by father, Alex, and mother, Irene.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie, followed by an open house at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Northwest Home Care/Hospice or the Stout University Foundation for the Russell Lasocki Telecommunication Systems Scholarship Fund.

H. Preston Grandstaff

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 15, 2001, A6

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H. Preston Grandstaff, age 81, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Henry Preston Grandstaff was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Tolu, Kentucky to Andrew J. and Jessie P. (Bryles) Grandstaff.

He attended grade school in Rosiclare, Ill. and graduated from Fitchans High School in Springfield, Ill.

He trained in optical dispensing at White Haines Optical Co. in Springfield and went to work at Uhleman Optical Co. in Springfield. He later went into business with Dr. C.C. Englehart, Ophthalmologist in Ironwood, Mich. Upon the death of Dr. Englehart, Preston was called to Benson Optical in Eau Claire in 1952.

In 1953 he accepted a position at Rochester Opticians, Rochester, Minn. In 1954 he became the manager of Duffens Contact Lens Co. in Salina, Kan. Preston fitted both artificial eyes and contact lens for ophthalmologists.

Preston married Eliza M. Repseth on Oct. 9, 1952 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

While in Salina, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a member and officer of the Mr. & Mrs. Club of St. John's and also served as Sunday School treasurer for ten years.

He was an officer in various square dance clubs in Salina.

Preston served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and was discharged in 1943.

Upon retirement in 1984 he and his wife moved to Menomonie. They became members of Christ Lutheran Church and enjoyed the friendships of members in the (Seniors) Silver Thread Club. He was also a past president and treasurer of the Silver Threads.

Preston is survived by: His wife, Eliza; a beloved pet poodle, "Saydee;" a nephew, James (Linda) Grandstaff of Springfield, Ill.; a niece, Barbara Weber of Springfield, Ill.; grandnieces all of Springfield: Traci Grandstaff, Trisha Lind, Casandra Miller and Christine Weber; a cousin, Harvey (Shirley) Walton of Iowa; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Don Duesing; a brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Jane Grandstaff; and nephew, Rex Grandstaff.

There will be a Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April, 18, 2001 at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery.

It is suggested that memorials go to Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

 

William E. Pitzrick Sr.

Dunn County News, Wed, April 18, 2001, A6

William E. Pitzrick Sr., age 64, of Lake Havasu, Ariz., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the Hospice of the Valley in Sun City, Ariz., after a short illness.

William was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Knapp to Walter and Sarah (Fuller) Pitzrick. He attended grade school in Knapp and Menomonie High School. He later attended the Utah School of Telegraphy and worked for a trailer home factory. He worked for the railroad for two years before entering the U.S. Army, where he served from 1956 to 1959 in Italy.

Upon his return, he worked road construction and the pipeline in Marshfield. William married Charlene Nichols on Sept. 10, 1960, in Knapp. He went to work for American Motors on the assembly line and later working up to a superintendent.

Bill enjoyed repairing antique cars, bajaing old Beetles, and working with wood, especially oak. He enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and the family pet "Sassy." He was a great husband and friend to Charlene for over 40 years.

William is survived by his wife, Charlene of Lake Havasu; four children, Debra (Bert) Isreal of Kenosha, Darrin (Angi) of Neenah, Donna (David) Bornemann of Oswego, Ill., and William Pitzrick Jr. of Lake Havasu; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond (Margaret) Pitzrick, Vern (Joanne) Pitzrick, and James (Sally) Pitzrick; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Knapp with the Rev. Goldie Bundy officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Teegarden Cemetery, Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling local arrangements.

 

Alice M. Langland

Dunn County News, Wed, April 18, 2001, A6

Alice M. Langland, age 87, of Riverview, Mich., formerly of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Rivergate Convalescent Center after a long illness.

She is survived by five children, Jerry (Barbara) Langland of Taylor, Mich., James (Cindy) Langland of Menomonie, Dennis (Lynette) Langland of Monroe, Mich., Mrs. Edsel (Ruth} Powell of Drummond Island, Mich., and Mrs. Rob (Lois) Manigold of Old Mission, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. James (Ila) Paty of St. Cloud, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Norman, two sons, one daughter, one brother, and one grandson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the Bennett Funeral Home in Monroe.

Services are also scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church of rural Menomonie. Burial will be Thursday in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Little Elk Creek Church Building Fund or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Arcella M. "Sally" Wolf

Dunn County News, Wed, April 18, 2001, A6

Arcella M. "Sally" Wolf, age 88, of Elmwood, formerly of Eau Galle, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where she resided since August 1992.

She was born Jan. 21, 1913, in Buffalo County, the daughter of Elmer and Ismerelda (Warner) Simonson, and raised in that county. She married Wendelin E. Wolf on May 20, 1929, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, they lived and farmed in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County.

Her husband, Wendelin, passed away July 8, 1986.

Arcella is survived by one daughter, Lorraine Brummer of Durand; one son, Wendelin G. (Winnie) of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Hoover of Birchwood.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Raymond Brummer, three grandchildren, one great-grandson, four sisters, and five brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Matthew J. Molinaro officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand was in charge of arrangements.

 

Freda P. Kesler

Dunn County News, Wed, April 18, 2001, A6

Freda P. Kesler, age 98, of Oxford, MS, formerly of Boyceville, Wis., died Monday, April 16, 2001 at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford, Miss.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

 

See additional obituary on April 22.

Irene M. Mathiasen

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Irene M. Rassbach Mathiasen, age 91, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Irene Mabel Rasmusson was born April 9, 1910, in Barnesville, Minn., to Edgar and Clara (Petrick) Rasmusson. She was raised in the Little Elk Creek area and lived in Menomonie most of her life.

Irene married Rudolph Rassbach in 1928. After his death in 1964, she married James Mathiasen in 1967. He also preceded her in death in 1992.

Irene worked part time at Sno-Flake Foods. She was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was also a member of Our Savior's Ladies Aid and the Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary. Her favorite pastime was baking wonderful desserts.

Irene is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Flick of Eagle, Colo.; a son, Richard (Shirley) Rassbach of Eau Claire; five grandsons, Bruce Score of Sherburn, Minn., Richard (Judy) Rassbach of Prairie Farm, William (Karin) Rassbach of Eau Claire, James Rassbach of Seattle, Wash., and Robert (Sara) Rassbach of Punta Gorda, Fla.; three granddaughters, Ricky (Al) Keegan of Hill City, Minn., Dorinda Drury of Eagle, and Vicki (Chris) Rahn of Medina, Minn.; 13 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Kuester, Lillian (Marvin) Smith, and Ruth Lehmann, all of Menomonie; four brothers, Ralph (Tina) Rasmusson of Eau Claire, George (Elizabeth) Rasmusson of Commerce City, Colo., Bert (Inez) Rasmusson of Menomonie, and Gayle Rasmusson of Spring Valley; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, three sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

 

Kali M. Thunstrom

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Kali M. Thunstrom, age 5, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at her home in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County.

Kali was born June 14, 1995, in Amery, the daughter of Jon Thunstrom and Rachel (White) Thunstrom, and grew up mostly in the Wheeler area. Kali was presently in kindergarten at Colfax Elementary School.

Kali is survived by her father, Jon Thunstrom of Spokane, Wash.; her mother, Rachel (fiancé, Troy Greenwold) Thunstrom of Wheeler; a brother, Travis Jon Thunstrom, and two sisters, Amber Lee Thunstrom and Madysen Greenwold, all at home; maternal grandparents, Richard and Dixie White of Wheeler; paternal grandparents, Rev. James and Sue Thunstrom of Cumberland; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Jean M. Tanner

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Jean M. Tanner, age 61, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Jean was born Dec. 29, 1939 in rural Omro, Wis. She was the daughter of Willis and Helen (Deyoe) Tanner and lived with her parents until 1955 when she moved to the Southern Wisconsin Colony.

In 1966, she moved to Lake Shore Manor in Madison where she resided for 11 years before moving to Menomonie where she remained for the rest of her life.

Jean was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was an active member of the Sarah Esther Circle. She was also active at the Menomonie Senior Center. Jean has worked Indianhead Enterprises and was involved with Reach Inc., a local vocational program.

Jean is survived by three brothers, Edward Tanner of Oshkosh; Charles Tanner of Omro; Gary Tanner of Stetsonville; two sisters, Mary Wuske of Berlin; Sandy Kettlewell of Omro; and a special friend, Merlin Olson of Menomonie.

Her parents and three brothers, Donald, Michael and Richard precede her in death.

The family would like to thank all of Jean's caregivers and friends who have loved and cared for her these past years.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Omro.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

Arnold Sumstad

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Arnold Sumstad, age 79, of Colfax, died Friday, April 20, 2001 at his home in Colfax.

Arnold was born July 29, 1921 in Caryville, Wis. to Kornelius and Mary (Lindholm) Sumstad. He served his country in the navy on a PT boat during WW II in both the Pacific and Mediterranean Seas.

On Nov. 12, 1955, he married Patricia Prince. Arnold was employed with Northern States Power as a hydroelectric operator for 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Colfax Catholic Community.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Colfax; one son, James (Shari Anderson) Sumstad of Mound, Minn.; and one brother, John Sumstad of San Antonio, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church-Colfax Catholic Community in Colfax. Father Hoerburger will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Alvin R. Larson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Alvin R. Larson, age 80, of Menomonie, formerly of Colfax, died Friday, April 20, 2001 at Myrtle Werth Medical Center in Menomonie.

Alvin was born April 18, 1921 in Winner, South Dakota to Arne and Elise (Berntsen) Larson. He served his country in the Army Air Corps for four years during WW II.

On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Herma Fruvog in Long Beach, Calif. They moved from Nebraska to Colfax 46 years ago and farmed north of Colfax for many years. Alvin was a member of Holden Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Herma Larson of Menomonie; two sons, Dean (Dian) Larson of Menomonie; Glen (Debra) Larson of Chippewa Falls; three daughters, Carol (Ian) Turner of Chippewa Falls; Evelyn (Tom) Burac of Mukwonago; and Kathleen (Phil) Williamson of Windlake; one brother, Arnold (Doreen) Larson of Lake Andes, S.D.; one sister, Gladys (Percy) Monson of Barron; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Alvin will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 1 p.m. from Holden Lutheran Church. Pastor Jeanie Warner will officiate with burial in the church cemetery

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Sampson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Freda P. Kesler

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Freda P. Kesler, age 98, of Oxford, Miss., formerly of Boyceville, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Goldie Bundy officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Richard K. Randles

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Richard K. Randles, age 78, formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Concord, Calif.

Committal services are 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with the Rev. Tom Krieg officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling local arrangements.

 

Donald Mittlestadt

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 22, 2001, A6

Donald Mittlestadt, age 76, of Ridgeland died Thursday at Dallas Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 23 at Ridgeland United Methodist Church with interment at Popple Creek American Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Orville H. Holten

Dunn County News, April 29, 2001, A6

Orville H. Holten, age 71, of Prairie Farm, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.

Funeral services were Friday, April 27, 2001, at the United Lutheran Church of Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery in the Town of Prairie Farm.

Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas was in charge of arrangements.

Lois Kehnl Fittin

Dunn County News, April 29, 2001, A6

Lois Kehnl Fittin, age 90, died Tuesday evening, April 24, 2001, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.

She was born May 13, 1910, in Chippewa Falls to Lillian (Hanna) and Joseph Kehnl. She grew up in Chippewa Falls and graduated in 1929 from Chippewa Falls High School. She graduated from nurses training at St. Francis Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Lois married William Fittin on March 30, 1943, in Chicago. After their marriage, they resided in Chicago where she was employed as a registered nurse at various hospitals in the Chicago area. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1956. She moved to Menomonie in 1975, where she resided for 25 years. She moved to the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls this past March.

Survivors include her nephew, Bob and Nathalie Wilcox of Edina, Minn.; two great-nephews, Steve and John Wilcox; one great-niece, Jan Carlson; nine great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and dear friends, Rita Fittin and her daughter, Roslyn of Elmhurst, Ill.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Ruth Kehnl, Lillian Wilcox, Myrtle McDowell and Hazel Beguhn; and three brothers, Earl, Harold and Adolph Kehnl.

Funeral services were Friday, April 27, 2001, at the Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Richard Estrem-Fuller of Trinity United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls officiating. Interment followed in Prairie View Cemetery, Town of Hallie.

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