Dunn County Obituaries
April 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
April 3, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Pastor Brian Cain

Dunn County News, Wed, April  3, 2002, A6

Pastor Brian Cain, age 76, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Holy Pentecostal Mission (HPM) in Menomonie where he resided.

Pastor Cain was a faithful minister of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, divesting himself of earthly belongings and cares, and devoting himself to interceding for, and shepherding, the flock given to his care. He has been the pastor of the church since 1978.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Holy Pentecostal Mission located at N6622 530th (Cedar Falls Road), Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Orvetta "Vets" Braker Moltzau

Dunn County News, Sun, April 7, 2002, A6

Orvetta "Vets" Braker Moltzau, age 87, died on Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Medical Department of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C.

She was born in Dunn County, Wisconsin, to James and Bida Lou (Billings) Braker. A few years after her birth the family moved to nearby Menomonie where she graduated from Menomonie High School and what is now the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She taught foods at the Kenosha Vocational School prior to her marriage in 1940 to Hughitt "Hugh" Moltzau.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Paula Lepak of Martinez, Calif., and Ann Bosworth of Cumming, Ga.; and two grandsons, Greg Bosworth and Marc Bosworth, both of Atlanta, Ga.

Vets' three brothers, Wayne, William and Douglas, preceded her in death as did her sister, Henrietta, and two grandsons, Jeffrey and Scott Lepak.

Most of her married life was spent in Grosse Pointe, Mich., raising her family, but also being active in the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, and serving as president of her local P.E.O. Chapter. Her hobbies included free lance writing, bridge and investing. She belonged to an investment club that included Elizabeth "Lib" Nicholson, whose husband George is recognized as the father of investment clubs.

In late 1979 the family retired to Tryon, N.C., where they built a home off Country Club Road on Melrose Mountain. They lived there until 1995 when they moved into Tryon Estates. At age 85 she wrote a book, "Life with My Mom," and freely gave away 200 copies to her relatives and friends. A copy of her book is available in the Menomonie Public Library.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC 828-859-9341 fkm@charter.net

Earl M. Sipple

Dunn County News, Sun, April 7, 2002, A6

Earl M. Sipple, age 88, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 26, 1913, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Frederick and Lena (Miller) Sipple. He was baptized at Salem-Iron Creek United Methodist Church and was a lifelong member there. Earl married Florence "Polly" Quilling on Oct. 21, 1937, in Elk Mound.

Earl farmed in the Town of Spring Brook most of his life, and took great pride in his farm. He loved his horses and John Deere tractors. He also enjoyed playing cards.

Earl is survived by his wife, Florence "Polly" Sipple; one sister, Dorothy Bilse of Ridgeland; three sisters-in-law, Pearl Schneck, Mable Wagner and Alice Quilling, all of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, Marlys (Allen) Andrews of Boyceville, Donald (Carol) Bilse of Arizona, Eugene (Joan) Bilse of Ridgeland, Lawrence (Faith) Sipple of Menomonie, Maurice (Jean) Schneck and Eugene (Sue) Schneck of Minnesota; Donald (Barb) Schneck of Colorado, Shirley (Richard) Neumann of California, Janet (Victor) Rhodes, Bonnie (Curt) Hagberg and Audrey Cropp, all of Menomonie; Gerald (Molly) Quilling of Florida, and Joyce Quilling of Menomonie; many great-nieces and great-nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Margaret Sipple; one brother, Clarence Sipple; and a nephew, Kenneth Sipple.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Salem-Iron Creek United Methodist Church in the Town of Spring Brook with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Iron Creek Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Ernest R. Nereng

Dunn County News, Sun, April 7, 2002, A6

Ernest R. Nereng, age 91, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Ernie was born Aug. 7, 1910, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, the son of Christ and Kate (Remmington) Nereng. He grew up in that area and attended Waneka Elementary School. Ernie worked for area farmers for many years before moving to Menomonie in 1977.

While living in Menomonie, Ernie worked as a custodian for 17 years for the Peppermill Restaurant. Ernie later moved to Woven Hearts, then to Potter's Country Home, before moving to the Dunn County Health Care Center, where he resided the last two years.

Ernie is survived by several cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loren and Clarence.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Larry Borner officiating. Burial will be later in the Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

Friends may call from noon until time of services Monday at the funeral home. 

Barbara H. Grutt

Dunn County News, Wed, April 10, 2002, A6

Barbara H. Grutt, age 77, of Menomonie, passed away peacefully Monday, April 8, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after a brief illness.

Barbara was born on June 14, 1924, in San Francisco to Levi and Nona (Williams) Holt. She married Vernon (Jim) Grutt on Oct. 9, 1942. They resided in Sunnyville, Calif., until 1947. They moved to Wisconsin to farm in the Township of Spring Brook until they retired in 1976. After farming they lived and were caretakers at Tantara. Apartments until retiring in 1995. They moved to Memorial Heights in Menomonie.

Barbara spent her life caring for others. She was both a housewife and a mother.

Barbara will be sadly missed by an aunt, Alice Quilling of Menomonie; two cousins, Lenore Hurley of Placerville, Calif., and Winona Payne of Cisco, Texas; one brother-in-law, Herbert (Agnes) Grutt of Elk Mound; one sister-in-law, Ardith (David) Jacobson of Onalaska; five nieces and three nephews, Jayette (Larry) Giere of Menomonie, Shawn (John) McMartin of Menomonie, Kemp (Terri) Grutt of Milton, Ravin (Jess) Rooney of Markesan, Joseph (Wendy) Jacobson of Fredricksburg, Va., Richard (Joann) Jacobson of Woodbury, Minn., Andrea (John) Reid of Raleigh, N.C., and Patricia Grevelding of Placerville, Calif.; 17 great-nieces and nephews, one great-great niece and one great-great nephew.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; her four children, James, Richard, Sharon and Ross, and her brother, Jack Holt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour prior to the services on Friday,

Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers.

Judith Ann (Sandvig) Derke

Dunn County News, Wed, April 10, 2002, A6

Judith Ann (Sandvig) Derke, age 59, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2002, with her family and some of her best friends at her side.

She was born on May 5, 1942, in Beloit to Hjelmer and Helen Sandvig. Judith and her husband Dennis met at the Spud Nut Shop in Beloit. They were married on Dec. 9, 1960. Judith worked at Skaalen Home for 22 years. She loved her reading and adored her granddaughters.

Judith is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Dennis; two sons, Kyle (Debra) Derke of Bloomington, Minn., and Kent Derke of Burnsville, Minn.; three cherished grandchildren, Megan (8), Nicole (5), and Paige (5); a brother, Gary (Sue) Sandvig of Janesville; her father-in-law, Reuben Derke; and numerous other adored friends and family members.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at the Skaalen Home Chapel, 400 N. Morris, St., Stoughton, with the Rev. Richard Thickpenny presiding.

"Mom, you will always be missed but we're happy in the fact that we know you have so many there to greet you with warm and welcoming arms. All our love, Dennis and the kids."

Ruth J. Anderson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 10, 2002, A6

Ruth J. Anderson, age 103, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Private graveside services were held at Riverview Cemetery, Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Beulah H. Headley

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 14, 2002, A6

Beulah H. Headley, 91, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in the Town of Dunn.

The former Beulah Harriet Wiltsey was born March 29, 1911, in Olmsted County, Minnesota, to Thomas and Sarah Wiltsey. She grew up and attended school in Chester, Minn., and graduated from Rochester High School in 1929. She was united in marriage to Roy Headley in 1929 and continued to live in Rochester until 1932, when her husband entered the ministry. To this union, one son, Gene Paul, was born in 1939.

Beulah accompanied her husband in his ministry in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She later continued her education and received a B.S. degree from UW-Stout and also did graduate work there. She followed a teaching career and was a teaching principal in the Brillion School System and later taught in the Boyceville School District.

In 1969, Beulah's husband retired and they moved to Boyceville, where he passed away in 1984, and her son, Gene Paul, in 1993. Beulah then moved to Tantara Apartments in Menomonie, where she lived until her death.

Beulah enjoyed activities at the Menomonie Area Senior Center, and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association.

Beulah is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at United Methodist Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, handled funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested to United Methodist Church.

James R. Rommelmeyer

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 14, 2002, A6

James R. Rommelmeyer, age 77, passed away Wednesday morning, April 10, 2002, at his home on Tainter Lake.

A military committal service for James will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Joseph's Hospice, Chippewa Falls.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

Syble D. Kroma

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 14, 2002, A6

Syble D. Kroma, 91, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be Saturday, April 20, in Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock, Iowa.

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Clara L. "Tootie" Jakubowski

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 14, 2002, A6

Clara L. "Tootie" Jakubowski, age 88, of Menomonie, formerly of Phillipsburg, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie after a lengthy illness.

Clara was born Oct. 5, 1913, in a dugout soddie near Densmore, Kan., the daughter of John and Bertha (Glennemeier) Kitzke. Clara grew up with her family in Densmore and worked in the Kitzke General Store throughout high school. Clara excelled in school, graduating as valedictorian of her class.

Clara married Joseph Jakubowski on Oct. 30, 1934. To this union were born triplet daughters, Joyce, Janet and Joan. Clara and Joe farmed west of Logan, Kan., until 1983 when they retired to Phillipsburg. After Joseph's death in 1998, she moved to Menomonie to be near her daughter, Joan.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Larry) Sinz of Menomonie and Joyce Risney of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Josephine (Herbie) Engstrom of Wautoma; and many nieces and nephews.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Janet; two brothers, Phillip and Henry; two sisters, Kate Trisler and Mary Boland; and a son-in-law, Harry Risney.

Funeral services will be at a later date in the S.S. Philip & James Catholic Church in Phillipsburg. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Logan.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family locally. Oliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg will assist with arrangements in Kansas.

Marlin D. Overby Jr.

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 14, 2002, A6

Marlin D. "Marly" Overby Jr., age 43, formerly of the Woodville/Baldwin and Menomonie area, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chippewa Falls.

Marly was born Jan. 14, 1959, in Menomonie to Marlin Sr. and Gloria (Holmes) Overby.

Marly worked for various building and carpentry businesses in the area.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his two daughters. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his father.

Marly is survived by his father, Marlin D. Overby Sr. of Birchwood; two daughters, Jamie and Maria Overby, two grandsons, Damian and Caleb Overby, and granddaughter, Kaitlin Overby, all of Woodville; three sisters, Patty (Holland) Millar and Peggy Lynn, both of Menomonie, and Sharon (Jeff) Williams of Laramie, Wyo.; nieces and nephews, Jeff and Josh Millar, Randy, Brandi and Michael McQuiston, and Jean and Jackie Williams; aunts, uncles and cousins; other relatives and friends; and special friend, Dan McQuiston, who aided in the care of Marly.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Gloria; his nephew, Justin Millar; and his grandparents, George and Esther Overby, Duane and Jessie Petrick, and Donald and Mamie Holmes.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson 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.

Inez "Kit" K. Vasey

Dunn County News, Wed, April 17, 2002, A6

Inez "Kit" K. Vasey, age 78, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Inez Kathleen Richardson was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Iversdale, Ill., to William J. and Maymie (Dalton) Richardson. She moved quite frequently with her family throughout Illinois as she was growing up. Following graduation from high school, Kit worked as a clerk at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and then returned to Illinois and worked at Chanute Field.

Kit married Winston Vasey on Oct. 29, 1943, in Champaign, Ill. After World War II, they moved back to Menomonie where they lived and raised their family. Kit worked at First Bank and Trust for many years, retiring as assistant trust officer. She also did taxes for Vasey & Vasey Insurance prior to working at the bank, and then worked for H & R Block during tax season after retiring from the bank. Kit was also involved in the family hardware business for a number of years.

Kit was a member of the Women's Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and various bridge clubs. During the time they were wintering in Arizona, Kit enjoyed doing ceramics, crocheting and other crafts.

Kit is survived by her husband, Winston Vasey; two sons and two daughters, Alan (Susan) Vasey of Cottage Grove, Minn., Bruce (Elizabeth) Vasey of Ann Arbor, Mich., Karen Vasey of Cottage Grove, and Teresa (Rick) Gallman of Eau Claire; four grandchildren, Jodi (Mark) Harnisch, Jennifer (Troy) Steinmeyer, Eric Vasey and Gina Vasey; one great-grandson, Dakota Harnisch; two sisters and one brother, Betty (Joe) McGarry of Fort Meyers Beach, Fla., Demcy Cowdrey of Delray Beach, Fla., and Franklin (Rosie) Richardson of Northridge, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Alta Vasey-Morgan of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Carlton Richardson.

At the request of the family, no services are planned. Burial of the cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to donor's favorite charity.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family.

Syble D. Kroma

Dunn County News, Wed, April 17, 2002, A6

Syble Dorothy Kroma, age 91, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Syble Shipman on the family farm outside Shell Rock, Iowa, on March 21, 1911, to Maud and Earl Shipman. She attended high school in Shell Rock and graduated at the age of 16.

Syble married Bennett Kroma on June 22, 1930. They made their home in an apartment adjoining Bennett's barbershop in Waterloo, Iowa. The couple lived in various cities throughout the midwest during the next 57 years of their marriage. They last lived in Menomonie and San Benito, Texas.

Before their retirement, they lived and worked in Des Moines, Iowa, as service officers for Amvets (American veterans of World War II and Korea). Syble was a past state president of the Amvets Auxiliary. She was also a past Worthy Matron of the Shell Rock Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 50-year member of OES.

Syble is survived by her daughter, Marcia (Fober); her son, Keith; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband (1987), her parents, and two brothers.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. A public graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church of Menomonie or the Menomonie Senior Center.

Edna L. Schauf

Dunn County News, Sun, April 21, 2002, A6

Edna Luwayne Schauf, age 93, of Eau Claire, formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire.

Edna was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of John and Grace (Greenwood) Robbins. The family later moved to Deepwater, Mo., remaining until 1919 when they moved to a farm near Boyd. Edna attended a one-room school through the eighth grade. She graduated in 1927 from Stanley High School. She took teachers' training and taught in a one-room elementary school.

Edna married William A. Schauf in 1928. After marriage, they farmed in the Stanley-Boyd-Gilman area for several years before moving to a farm near Rock Falls in 1946. William died in 1964.

Aside from helping her husband farm and raising four daughters, Edna taught school for 35 years - 12 years in rural schools (East Riverside, Ruby, Howison and Cranberry Creek) and 13 years at East Elementary School in Menomonie, retiring in 1974.

Edna had a keen mind and valued education very highly. To that end she persevered and received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1968 at age 59.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Hubbard of Almond, Carolyn (Andrew) Bartel of Marytown, Marlene Pool of Chippewa Falls, and Wilma (Edmund) Hayden of Durand; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; a great grandson, Adam Buechel; and a son-in-law, Alvin Pool.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 20, 2002, 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 served the family.

Lenore M. "Butch" Trask

Dunn County News, Sun, April 21, 2002, A6

Lenore M. "Butch" Trask, age 72, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at home with hospice and with special care from Pam Roth.

Lenore was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Ira and Mildred (Thorne) Kohnke. Lenore grew up on a farm on the Rusk Prairie, Dunn County. She graduated in 1948 from Menomonie High School.

Lenore married Carl John Olson on June 19, 1949. After marriage, they lived in Menomonie where she worked for the Olson Funeral Home for several years. Lenore and John owned and operated Toy Town and Olson Marina for several years. They later divorced and Lenore married Maurice Trask on Jan. 20, 1967. Lenore worked as a veterans' specialist for the Dunn County Veterans' Service Office from 1969 until retiring in 1992.

Lenore was an active member in the community. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary. Lenore was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was also a Dunn County election official and a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Lenore is survived by her husband, Maurice; a daughter, Jackie (Bob) Krueger of Menomonie; a son, Gary Olson, of Menomonie; a stepson, Randy (Chris) Trask of Afton, Minn.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Gwen Manske of Menomonie.

Her parents and a brother, Elmer Kohnke, preceded her in death.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Virgil L. Sabby

Dunn County News, Sun, April 21, 2002, A6

Virgil L. Sabby,  44, of Menomonie, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steven Carlson officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 22, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Virgil L. Sabby

Dunn County News, Wed, April 24, 2002, A6

Virgil L. Sabby, age 44, of Menomonie, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born July 29, 1957, in Amery and was raised in the Irvington area near Menomonie. Virgil was employed as a truck driver and then as a supervisor for Anderson Trucking Service/Heavy Haul Division for 24 years.

Virgil loved fishing, football, restoring John Deere tractors, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing practical jokes, and in his younger days, drag racing.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Sabby of Menomonie; one son, Kelly Sabby (Megan Theelke) of Menomonie; his mother, Ann Grimme of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Tanner and Kendrick; two brothers, Daniel (Tammy) Sabby of Prairie Farm and Don (Kim) Sabby of Menomonie; one sister, Cheryl Grimme Salinas; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Grimme, and his grandparents.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

DeWayne A. Nevin

Dunn County News, Wed, April 24, 2002, A6

DeWayne A. Nevin, age 71, of Holcombe, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

DeWayne was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Cumberland to the late Anthony and Dora (Hansen) Nevin. He was a graduate of Cumberland High School and Stout State University. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married JoAnn Gygli. They resided in Menomonie where DeWayne worked at his brother Don's business, Nevin's Floor Covering.

In 1965, he moved with his family to Waupun, working at Wisconsin State Hospital, where he developed inmate rehabilitation programs. He then began his next instruction career at Cornell High School as an industrial arts teacher until his retirement in 1990.

DeWayne, fondly called Papa by his students, enjoyed hunting, boating, and teaching upholstery through evening classes. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Clifford.

DeWayne will be greatly missed by his loving wife, JoAnn; three sons, Scott (Laura) Nevin of Greer, S.C., Brad Nevin of Holcombe, and Todd (Cynthia) Nevin of Jim Falls; five grandchildren, Adam, Erin and Cody Shingler and Garret and Taylor Nevin; sisters, Jean (Richard) Balliette of Weyerhauser and Phyllis (Len) Thorstad of Waukesha; two nieces; four nephews; and many cousins.

A memorial service celebration of DeWayne's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cornell with the Rev. James Leschensky officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, rural Cumberland.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Borton Funeral Home in Cornell and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Cornell of Lake Holcombe Lions Club or the Cornell or Lake Holcombe Food Pantry.

Katherine M. Lloyd-Stelter

Dunn County News, Wed, April 24, 2002, A6

Katherine M. (Kathy) Lloyd-Stelter of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Menomonie, passed away peacefully at Arbor Hospice on Saturday, April 20, 2002, after a heroic seven-year battle with Colon Cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Steven: two children, Kristin and Scott; her parents William R., Sr., and Mollie Lloyd; siblings William R., Jr. ,(Sheila), Douglas (Taraynn) and Susan Lloyd, and nephews/nieces, William R. III, Jenna, Aynna and John.

Kathy was raised in Livonia, Mich., and graduated from Livonia Franklin High School in 1970. She attended Schoolcraft College in Michigan, training first as a Nursing Assistant, the proceeded to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and ultimately earning a Nursing Degree and certification as a Registered Nurse. Kathy worked in various nursing capacities for over 20 years at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital.

In 1985, Kathy and Steve moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she continued her nursing career until 1991 when she suffered a work injury. Her children, Kristin and Scott, were born in Arizona. In 1993, the family moved to Menomonie and then, in 1998, moved again to return to Michigan.

Kathy enjoyed working in her garden, painting, stenciling and quilting. She actively pursued numerous arts and craft projects and passionately studied the Bible. She deeply touched every person she encountered and was an inspiration to all as she battled the ravages of cancer. Her spirit, humor, faith and strength will be her lasting legacy. She will be greatly missed and those who know her are comforted knowing she is no longer in pain and is in a better place.

Memorials may be made to Arbor Hospice and Home Care, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8944.

Marjorie L. Tylee

Dunn County News, Sun, April 28, 2002, A6

Marjorie "Marge" L. Tylee, age 76, of Boyceville died Friday, April 26, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, W1.

Marge was born Feb. 11, 1926 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Charles Lawrence and Winifred May (Stella) Brandenburg. She married Eugene Tylee in Battle Creek on April 6, 1946. They moved to Menomonie in 1948 and in 1983 moved to Boyceville.

Marge was first and foremost a mother and grandmother who supported and loved her family. Marge was a Nursing Assistant at the Dunn County Health Care Center for over 25 years. She loved to bake. Her chocolate chip and rolled date cookies were enjoyed by many, including folks at the Senior Center. Her favorite hobby was birdwatching and feeding birds that frequented her feeders.

Marge was a member of Hay River Lutheran Church for 20 years. She was involved with the quilters, ladies aid and served as financial secretary for 8 years.

Marge is survived by her husband, Gene Tylee of Boyceville; one daughter and three sons: Darlinda (Jerry) Schroeder of Columbia Falls, Mont., Larry "Luke" (Linda) Tylee of Menomonie, Doug (Barb) Tylee of Menomonie, Todd Tylee (Gena Goertz) of Minong; ten grandchildren: Angie (James) Hestley of Gamaliel, Ariz., Carrie (Jim) Liaromatis of Springfield, Mo., Luke Tylee of Memphis, Tenn., Lacey Leach (fiance Roy Wilson) of Sun Prairie, Dustin Leach of Menomonie, Jill Schroeder of Lake City, Minn., Gretchen (Dale) Hartung of Pewaukee, Brian (Bonnie) Tylee of Eau Claire, Jessica Flores of Minong, Cheyanne Flores of Minong; seven great-grandchildren:

Michelle, Evan and Heather Hestley, Brianna and Ashley Liaromatis, Hailey 'Hal-bop" Tylee, Mitchell Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother and stepfather, Harold and Ihla Hoyt; one brother, Wayne Brandenburg; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Lue (Cantrell) Tylee.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 1 at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Township of Hay River with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, April 30 from 4 - 8 PM at Olson Funeral Home (www.olsonfh.net) in Menomonie and on Wednesday one hour prior to services at the church.

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