Dunn County, WI Obituaries
April 2004

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
April 4, 2004 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Anne M. Gaard

Dunn County  News, Sun, April 4, 2004, A6

Anne M. Gaard, age 89, of Menomonie, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Country Terrace in Menomonie, with hospice.

The former Anne M. Horky was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Boyceville to Andrew and Anna (Krisak) Horky. She graduated from Boyceville High School and then married Leslie B. Gaard on Jan. 14, 1934, in Glenwood City. They farmed in the Town of Hay River until 1982, when they retired and moved to Menomonie.

Anne was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, teaching Sunday School and serving Ladies' Aid, and she was currently a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She proudly worked for the Red Cross Bloodmobile for 30 years, at the election polls for 40 years, the American Lutheran Home Auxiliary, and she was a charter member of Dunn County Farm Bureau where she was named Dunn County Farm Bureau Women of the Year in 1999.

Anne is survived by two daughters, Janice (Ronald) Hastings of Menomonie and Marilyn (William) Averbeck of Amery; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Wendy) Hastings of Menomonie, Randall (Tami) Hastings of LaCrosse, Michael Skytland of Bismarck, N.D., Julianne (Andres) Taylor of Menomonie, Kristin (Ronald) Schuman of Lyons, Colo., and Sarah Schuette of Hudson; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Morris of Madison and Kristi (Darly) Knoedler of Milwaukee; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cory and Lexi Hastings, Jada, Brenna and Macy Anne Taylor and Makenna Schuman; four step-great-grandchildren, Chastity and Stephanie Schroeder and Krystal and Kerstin Gruntzel; two sisters, Sophie A. Olson and Alice (Lowell) Schryver of Boyceville; two brothers, Joe Horky of Minneapolis and John Horky of Boyceville; sisters-in-law, Vivian Gaard of Hemet, Calif., and Rose Zak of Mesa, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie, in 1994; four brothers, Steve, Andrew Jr., Tony and Louis; four sisters, Annie, Sally, Mabel and Sophie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, town of Hay River.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 5, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Memorials suggested to Christ Lutheran Church of Menomonie and Northwest Wisconsin Home Care.

Gertrude M. Thompson

Dunn County  News, Sun, April 4, 2004, A6

Gertrude M. Thompson passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the age of 102 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Gertrude was born Nov.28, 1901, in Menomonie to August and Lillian (Breitzmann) Wagner. In 1933, she married Harold Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1985. Both Gertrude and Harold worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Company.

Gertrude is survived by her niece, Judy (George) Bush and nephew Burton (Helen) Wagner.

She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Agatha Wagner, Alberta (Wagner) Anderson, and Veronica (Wagner) Moore; two brothers, Louis Wagner and Laverne Wagner; two nieces, Nan Jean (Moore) Thorson and Patricia (Moore) Johansen; and a nephew, William Wagner.

A service was held at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2004, with the Reverend Dale Freberg presiding. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Memorials are preferred to Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Henry W. Borden

Dunn County News, Wed, April 7, 2004, A6

Henry W. Borden, age 83, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 5, 2004 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born on August 13, 1920 in Merrillan to Paul and Louise Borden. He attended schools in Merrillan, then later moved to Menomonie and worked for Tramway Cheese Factory. During this time he met Marvel Overby, whom he married on June 22, 1940 in Menomonie.

During World War II, Henry served in the army from 1944-1945. Upon returning to Menomonie, he worked at the Tramway Cheese Factory, Teegarden Cheese Factory, Commercial Dairy Lab in Colfax, and also as an insurance salesman for State Farm Insurance.

Henry moved to Illinois and worked for Deans Foods, returning to Menomonie seven years later. After retiring, he remained active by working for the city of Menomonie, collecting money from the meters and watering the city flower baskets.

Henry was a long time member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #32, Moose Lodge #1584, and a former member of the Menomonie Lion's Club. He loved his grandchildren and also enjoyed deer hunting and the Cubs ball team.

Henry is survived by his wife, Marvel of Menomonie; three daughters and one son, Sharron (Gary) Buss of Menomonie, Judy Borden of Minneapolis, Kaye (Ted) Schroeder of Richfield, Minn., Paul "Buzz" Borden (Dianne Bauer) of Colfax; eight grandchildren, Tryn (Michael) Saben, Troy (RaeAnn) Buss, Tara (Jeff) Fredrickson, Jennifer (Ken) Street, Jodi Joyce, Brian (Pam) Schroeder, Kari (Scott) Prescott and Shauna (Erik) Lindstrom; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louise; a sister, Leone Cherry; and a brother-in-law, Tony Cherry.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Family and friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4-8 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Garrett C. Buckley

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 2004, A6

Garrett C. Buckley, age 14, of Menomonie, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at his home in the Town of Red Cedar.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Carol Ann Kussrow

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 2004, A6

Carol Ann Kussrow, age 60, of Oshkosh, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Park View Health Center.

She was born in Pepin on April 25, 1943, the daughter of William and Catherine Caselberg Ott. Carol graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree. She married Dale Kussrow in Menomonie on June 11, 1966. She was a past member of Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Kussrow of Oshkosh; one daughter, Katherine (Scott Sook) Kussrow of Pickett; one brother, William (Gloria) Ott of Menasha; and one sister, MaryLee (Ross) Slater of California. Carol is further survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Ott; and one sister, Kathleen Weber.

Private funeral and committal services were held at the Pepin Cemetery in Pepin.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Zion Eldercare, 753 N. Main St., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Attn: Donna Thomas.

Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Homes in Oshkosh handled arrangements.

 

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Gloria (Curtis) Burrington

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 2004, A6

Gloria (Curtis) Burrington, age 72, of Eau Claire died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Gloria Mae Curtis was born April 29, 1931 in Fall City to Harry O. and Beulah (Hathaway) Curtis. She attended school in Fall City and graduated from Dunn County Aggie and Dunn County Normal Teachers College.

Gloria taught school in Dunn County and later graduated from Eau Claire Technical College with an associate degree in accounting.

She married John Freseth and three children were born to this union -- Andrew, Kristine and Curtis. She later divorced and then married Ernest Burrington.

Gloria is survived by two sons and one daughter, Andrew (Lynda) Freseth of Oconomowoc, Curtis (Artie) Freseth of Altoona, and Kristine Freseth of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Steven and Holly Jo Thalacker and Tanya Freseth, one step-grandson, Jeffrey Williamson; her mother, Beulah Curtis of Menomonie; one sister, Gay (Jerome) Evenson of Menomonie, one brother, Earl (Maryls) Curtis of Campbell, Minn.; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry O. Curtis and her husband, Ernest Burrington.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2004 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Carlson officiating.

Burial will be in Fall City Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County. There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Garrett Clayton Buckley

Dunn County News, Wed, April 14, 2004, A6

Garrett Clayton Buckley, age 14, of Menomonie, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at his home in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Garrett was born Dec. 11, 1989, in Menomonie, the son of Dan and Paula (Budney) Buckley. Raised in Menomonie, he was currently an eighth grade student at the Menomonie Middle School.

Garrett's passion was playing baseball and being catcher. He wished he could play baseball throughout the year. Garrett also enjoyed playing tackle football this year in school. Garrett liked hanging around and playing and teasing his brothers and all of his cousins. He liked visiting and playing cards with his grandmother. Garrett enjoyed school and being with his friends. One of his favorite things to do was to go to the movies with his friends on Friday nights.

Garrett will be missed so much by his family and many friends.

Garrett is survived by his parents, Dan and Paula; two brothers, Trevor of Elk Mound and Brandt of Menomonie; paternal grandmother, Mary Buckley of Menomonie; aunts, Renee Jimison of Wheeler and Jo and Steve Mundy of Edina, Minn.; first cousins, Don Jimison and Ted and Alex Mundy; a great-uncle, Marcel (Eileen) Hansen of Lincoln, Neb.; many second cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Don Buckley; maternal grandparents, Ted Budney and Gaynor and Madeleine Anderson; and first cousin, Scott Jimison.

Services were Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Tom Krieg officiating, with burial at a later date.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with arrangements.

Miriam Klefstad

Dunn County News, Wed, April 14, 2004, A6

Miriam Klefstad, age 86, town of Sheridan, rural Ridgeland, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at her home.

She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in the town of Union, Eau Claire County, to John and Grace (Mayo) Brill. On Aug. 17, 1939, she was united in marriage to Eric Klefstad at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Miriam graduated from Elk Mound High School, Dunn County Normal School, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in elementary education.

She began her teaching career at Little Beaver in the town of Sheridan. She took time off to have a family and returned to teaching at Oaklawn, another one-room school, in 1953. She later taught at Parkman and Prairie Farm schools until her retirement.

Mariam enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and listening to music, especially if her children or grandchildren were providing the entertainment. Her steadfast faith and love of Jesus was devotedly shared with all of her family and friends.

Mariam was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eric, on Nov. 22, 1988; her brother, Richard Brill; a sister, Margaret McCullough; and five sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She is survived by her six children, Iris (Wendell) Johnston of Minneapolis, Minn.; Curtis (Josie) Klefstad of Boyceville, Susan (Gary) Lamb of Ridgeland, Karen (Jim) Vietti of LaVeta, Colo., Roger (Willy) Klefstad of Ridgeland, and Rolfe (Jill) Klefstad of Boyceville; 15 grandchildren, Kevin, Brent (Molly) and Bruce (Michelle) Klefstad, Ryan (Meara) and Michael (Gretchen) Lamb, Lance (Carrie), Andrew, Adam and Luke Klefstad, Bethany (Todd) Comstock, Angela (Josh) Lovelady, Janine Lamb, Santina Vietti, and Erica and Gretchen Klefstad; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Meredith) Brill of Eau Claire; a brother-in-law, Howard McCullough of Cambridge, Minn., as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 14, 2004, from the Hay River Lutheran Church in the town of Hay River, Dunn County, with the Rev. Erik Sevig officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Warren Kurschner Schlough

Dunn County  News, Sun, April 18, 2004, A6

Warren Kurschner Schlough, age 75, of Eau Claire, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 18, 1928, on the Schlough family homestead known as Birch Hill Farm. He farmed the homestead farm until his retirement in 1993. He graduated from the farm short course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He married Mary Tibbetts on Sept. 8, 1954. While farming he served on the DHIA Board and managed, along with his son, Paul, an award winning dairy herd.
He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Along with cheering for his beloved Packers, he faithfully followed the sports activities of his grandchildren, watching football, baseball, track, basketball, soccer, hockey, skating and swimming events.

He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 49 years; his daughter, Peggy of Eau Claire, son, Paul (Brenda) of Boyceville; daughter, Pamela Benitz (James) of Plum City, and daughter, Patrice Beyer (Adam) of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Milton; two sisters, Janet and Ruth; and grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Mark and Megan Schlough, Gabriel Schlough, Thomas, Jana and Timothy Benitz, and Alexander, Evan and Erin Beyer.

Services were Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Harvestime Church in Eau Claire with interment following in the town of Peru Cemetery in Meridean.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire assisted the family with arrangements.

Orazio Fumagalli

Dunn County  News, Sun, April 18, 2004, A6

Orazio Fumagalli, of Camarillo, Calif., died Saturday, April 10, 2004, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in 1921 in Italy and raised in New York, Fumagalli is a third generation artist who did not want to follow in the family footsteps when he was growing up in his ethnically mixed neighborhood in the Bronx. He attended City College in New York as a major in romance languages. Finally switching to the "family trade," he received a BA in art, a MFA, and a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Iowa. In 1950, he received a Fulbright grant to study sculpture in Italy.

His work was widely exhibited, inspiring high praise -- and even poetry -- from reviewers. He is known for his "figure fragment" sculptures of the human form that evoke memories of ancient ruins.

He moved in 1998 with his wife Barbara, a renowned artist in her own right, to California, settling in Camarillo.

Fumagalli was brought to the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1964 to create an art department during the school's transition from an independent college, traditionally known for home economics and industrial arts, to a branch of the state university system with a varied curriculum. He is credited with lifting that program from obscurity to distinction and today Stout boasts the largest art program in Wisconsin. From 1964 until he retired 22 years later, Fumagalli worked on his own art, assembled a dynamic teaching staff, and trained and inspired hundreds of students. His years at Stout have been described as "colorful and controversial."

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Luisa Fumagalli and her husband, Kevin Knaus, and Piere Fumagalli; a son, Elio Fumagalli and his wife, Stacy; and five grandchildren, Zena and Cloe Knaus and Maria, Gina and Amelie Fumagalli.

A private service is pending.

Gloria (Curtis) Burrington

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 2004, A6

A memorial service for Gloria (Curtis) Burrington will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Fall City Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy A. Kadinger

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 2004, A6

Dorothy A. Kadinger, age 92, of Menomonie, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Dorothy was born July 2, 1911, in Chetek. She was the daughter of Alfred and Mabel (Hanson) Benson and grew up in the Chetek area. Dorothy married Alphonse "Ruffy" Kadinger on Nov. 20, 1934, in Durand. After marriage they farmed for a short time in Dunnville before moving to Riverside, Ca. They returned to the Dunnville area of Dunn County where they farmed for many years, retiring in 1976. They moved to Woodville in 1976 and later returned to Menomonie in 1981. Ruffy died in 1989, and for the past three years, Dorothy has been a resident of the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and the P.C.C.W. She enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, fishing and traveling,

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Judy) of Couderay, David of Milwaukee and Jerry of Menomonie; two daughters, Judith (Alvern) Branter and Mary (Hank) Baier, both of Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Beverly Peterson of Boyceville and Lois Stevens of Menomonie,

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters-in-law, Judy Kadinger and Lucille Kadinger, and five sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

William "Bill" Werner

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 2004, A6

William "Bill" Werner, age 79, of Weston, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Township Cemetery.

Friends may call today (Wednesday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley is handling arrangements.

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Todd J. Lystrom

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 2004, A6

Todd J. Lystrom, age 45, of Boyceville, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Todd was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Menomonie to Richard and Connie (Muth) Lystrom. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. He graduated in 1977 from Boyceville High School. He worked as an auto body repairman. Todd married Diane Gove on June 21, 1997, in Boyceville.

He enjoyed tinkering in the garage where he rebuilt trucks, cars and Harleys. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially with Maxine, his dog.

Todd is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, George and Clara Lystrom and Herbert and Agnes Muth; his uncle, Leroy Muth; and brother-in-law, Kelly Gove.

Todd is survived by his wife, Diane Lystrom of Boyceville; his parents, Richard and Connie Lystrom of Boyceville; two brothers and a sister, Tim (Shelly) Lystrom of St. Croix Falls, Carmen Lystrom of Hudson, and Tony (Michelle) Lystrom of Boyceville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Virginia Gove of Trego; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Arthritis Foundation.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is assisting the family with arrangements.

William Rejus "Bill" Werner

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 2004, A6

William Rejus "Bill" Werner, age 79 of Weston Township, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

Bill was born Aug. 10, 1924, the son of Joe and Louise (Neubauer) Werner, in Weston Township, Dunn County. He was baptized and confirmed and a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hatchville. Bill grew up in Weston, where he attended Weston County School. He furthered his education at Eau Claire when he attended welding school and became a certified welder.

On Oct. 28, 1944, Bill married Julia Kirby at the Hatchville Parsonage. They were blessed with five daughters, Annette, Joanne, Linda, Bonnie and Kathleen.

Bill and Julie lived in La Crosse for a short time, where Bill worked as a welder for the La Crosse Trailer Company. In 1953, they moved back to Weston, where they farmed from 1953 until 1977. After retirement, Bill kept busy as a carpenter and helped family and friends with many building projects.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Elaine Hintzman; infant brother, Myron; granddaughter, Jodi Timm; and great granddaughter, Emma Sue Leach.

Survivors include his wife, Julia, of Weston; his five daughters, Annette Nelson of Menomonie, Joanne (Mike) Hestekin of Weston, Linda (Rick) Garfield of Elmwood, Bonnie (Roger) Timm of Wilson, and Kathleen Aamodt of Spring Valley; 11 grandchildren, Laurie (Michael) Rothbauer, Tracy (Dan) Wold, Tammy Nelson, Sue (Randy) Walz, Samantha (Rodney) Leach, Adam (Denver) Garfield, Sarah Garfield, Angela Garfield, Jenny Timm, William "Billy" Aamodt, and Emily Aamodt; six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brittany and Trevor Rothbauer, Kelsey and Josh Leach, and Ben Walz; two brothers, Douglas Werner of Woodville, and Neil (Helen) Werner of Maple Grove, Minn.; several brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 22, 2004 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Hatchville. Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the service. Special music was provided by organist Sue Walz and vocalist Duane Werner. Burial was in Sherman Town Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin.

Pallbearers were Bill's grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Adam Garfield, Billy Aamodt, Michael Rothbauer, Dan Wold, Randy Walz, and Rod Leach.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Alice V. Williams

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 2004, A6

Alice V. Williams, age 83, of Boyceville died Fri., April 23, 2004 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

The former Alice Vera Crosby was born on May 26, 1920, in the Township of Tainter, Dunn County. to Harley and Ruth Crosby. She married Herbert E. Williams in July of 1941 in Stillwater, Minn.
Alice was first and foremost a mother and grandmother. She was a simple lady who loved the simple life. She enjoyed her grandchildren immensely and supported each and every one with love. Alice loved children and touched the hearts and lives of many.

Alice is survived by three children, Jeanette (Jim) Link of Boyceville, Dale Williams (Susan) of Boyceville and Virginia Allman of Boyceville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Crosby of Boyceville; two sisters, Luella Grogan and Elsie McIntyre, both of Wheeler; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Gloria, and a son, Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at New Life Church of the Nazarene in Wheeler with the Rev. Steve Crites and Tom Long officiating.

Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery, Township of Hay River, Dunn County.

Friends are welcome at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on from noon until time of services today (Wednesday) at the church.

Carol Ann (Ott) Kussrow

Dunn County News, Wed, April 28, 2004, A6

Carol Ann (Ott) Kussrow, age 60, of Oshkosh, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Park View Health Center.

There will be a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery in Nelson.

William Russell Woods

Dunn County News, Wed, April 28, 2004, A6

William Russell Woods, age 68, of Colfax, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a long illness.

He was born Nov. 29, 1938, on the homestead in Boyceville to Russell and Minnie (Gardener) Woods.

Bill married Hazel Shipman on Oct. 24, 1959, on the family farm in rural Boyceville. They had five children: Jean Ann, Cindy Ann, Sandra Kay, Penny Marie, and William Hank. Bill enjoyed his grandchildren and also liked to fish and hunt.

Bill is survived by his wife, Hazel of Colfax; four children, Cindy Ann (Greg) Link of Menomonie, Sandra Kay and friend (Jim Carr) of St. Paul, Minn., Penny Marie (Dean) Ferry of Wheeler, and William Hank Woods of Oshkosh; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Faith, Sarah, Jonathon and Daniel Link, Jessica and Kyle Garlock, and Billy, Andray and Alisia Ferry; six sisters, Beatrice Breeze, Delsina (Otto) Flug, Goldine (Harold) Andrews, Nandee Link, Rosezena (Earl) Nyhart and Kay Edgerman; three brothers, Roushues Woods, Earnest (Dee) Woods and LeRoy (Barb) Woods; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jean Ann; two brothers; and 11 sisters.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with Pastor Gail Mitchell officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.


Dunn County News, May 2, 2004: The age of William "Bill" R. Woods, of Colfax, whose obituary appeared in the Wednesday, April 28, 2004, issue of The News was reported incorrectly. Born Nov. 29, 1938, he was 65 years old at the time of his death. The obituary said he was 68 years old.

Theodor "Ted" Mann Hoener

Dunn County News, Wed, April 28, 2004, A6

Theodor "Ted" Mann Hoener died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 25, 2004, at his home in Menomonie surrounded by his wife, children and two of his grandchildren. He was 80.

Ted was born in 1924 on Valentines Day to Percival John and Frieda Wilhelmina (Mann) Hoener in Saint Louis, Mo., where he spent most of his life. Ted grew up in Webster Groves, a community west of Saint Louis, and graduated from high school in 1941. He served in a special weather prediction unit of the Army Air Corp during World War II.

In 1949, he married his first wife and they eventually had five children.

In 1951, he earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and practiced architecture in Saint Louis, where he worked for P.J. Hoener and Associates, and in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he founded The Architecture Company. In 1971 he served as president of the Saint Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Ted married Shirley Goluska in 1979 and they moved to Menomonie, in 1992, where he planned to retire. However, soon after arriving he was hired as the assistant construction manager for the Wal-Mart distribution center building project.

Community service was always very important to Ted. He provided his skills to the sanctuary restoration project of the First Congregational Church of Menomonie. He served as a board member for the Mabel Tainter Theater. He was on the committee to create The Oaks housing facility and volunteered as construction observer for the project. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Red Cross.

Ted loved cars, sailing and the outdoors. He owned an "early" 1964 Ford Mustang and was a member of the Red Cedar Antique Auto Club. He was an enthusiastic sailor and taught his children to sail when they were young. He immensely enjoyed river trips, camping, parks and the landscapes in his travels.

Ted is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children, Glynn Christine, Todd Mann, Greta Carol and Ted Walo Hoener; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, and other relatives and many friends.

Ted is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Alan John and Fred Henry Hoener; and daughter, Gaye Claire Hoener.

Memorial services are on Sunday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. with visitation at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church where a fund has been established in Ted's name to provide maintenance for the historic building.

Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, served the family.

 

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