Dunn County, WI Obituaries
April 2006

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April 1, 2006 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Stella I. Metzger

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2006, A6

Stella I. Metzger, age 92, of Menomonie, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Stella Ida Stark was born March 1, 1914, in Wheeler to William and Hilda (Metzger) Stark. She married Leonard Metzger on July 6, 1935, in Menomonie.

For many years, Stella worked at the Kernel Restaurant, which was owned by her sister and brother-in-law, Sid and Wanda Kern.

As a young woman, Stella enjoyed camping, fishing and snowmobiling. Later on in life, she spent her spare time knitting and crocheting. In fact, she made afghans for all of her children and grandchildren. Stella was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Stella is survived by two children, Joann Blank of Menomonie and Michael (Ann) Metzger of Colfax; three grandchildren, Michael Blank of Osseo, Mark (Kathie) Metzger of Menomonie and Michele (Todd) Kostman of Eau Claire; five great-grandchildren, Brian and Dawn Metzger, Karly and Bryce Kostman and David Blank; two nieces, Carol (Loren) Hake of Menomonie and Sandy Gerth of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; a grandson, Patrick Metzger; a son-in-law, David Blank; a sister, Wanda (Sid) Kern; a brother, George (Hazel) Stark; and a niece, Janice (Hub) Bradford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, town of Menomonie, Dunn County. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2006, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Norman R. Orn

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 2, 2006, A6

Norman R. Orn, age 74, of Colfax, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at his home with his loving wife by his side following a courageous five-year battle with cancer.

He was born June 8, 1931, in Finley, ND to Gustav and Rachel (Petterson) Orn. Norman served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed 52 years of marriage to his wife, Bernice.

Norman was a charter member of the Rock Creek (Minn.) Lions Club. He loved the outdoors and traveling and especially loved "driving" truck.

Norman is survived by his wife, Bernice of Colfax; two sons, Gregory (Jean) Orn of Rock Creek and Jeffrey (Renee) Orn of Rush City, Minn.; three daughters, Roxanne (Phil) Mueller of Racine, Valerie (Jose Luis) Villagomez of San Antonio, TX, and Catherine (Daryl) Lauderdale of St. Augustine, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; seven great0grandchildren; a brother, Victor (Kaye) Orn; a sister, Dorothy (Ray) Olson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elaine (Axel) Anderson; and an infant brother.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2006, at the First Lutheran Church in Rush City. Burial, with military honors, was in the church cemetery.

There was a celebration of Norman's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to either the Red Cedar Medical Center, Oncology Unit, or the hospice program of Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare.

Faye A. Ottman

Dunn County News, Wed, April 5, 2006, A6

Faye A. Ottman, age 72, of rural Spring Valley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2006, surrounded by her family, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Faye was born July 29, 1933, in the town of Rock Elm, Pierce County, rural Elmwood, the daughter of Everette and Violet (Franklin) Turner. She married Melford Loop in 1951 and they divorced in 1968. Faye married Wayne A. Ottman in August 1969.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, crocheting, ceramics, growing flowers, and watching birds.

Faye worked at Crystal Cave in Spring Valley, Cosy Nook Cafe in Port Orchard, Wash., and for 19 years at Con-Agra in Menomonie, retiring in 1995.

Faye is survived by her husband, Wayne; six children, Carol (Rick) Trainor, Peggy (Sean) Loop, Larry (Brenda) Loop and Bradley Ottman, all of Menomonie, Mandy (Jeff) Boucher of Hillsboro, Kan., and Sandra Ottman of Rice Lake; a sister, Wilma (Robert) Weber of Elmwood; three brothers, Warren (Daisy) Turner of Colfax, Harold (Betty) Turner of Corum, Mont., and Eldon Turner of Port Orchard; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Paul, Archie and Everette Jr. Turner; and two sisters, Dora Hanson and Crystal Turner.

Memorial services are at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood.

Friends called from 4 p.m. until time of services on Thursday.

Carl Laverne Jensen

Dunn County News, Wed, April 5, 2006, A6

Carl Laverne Jensen, age 72, of Menomonie, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born Aug. 25, 1933, in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Emil and Carolena (Petersen) Jensen. Carl was baptized at Vor Frelsers, Varney Creek Lutheran Church on Oct. 1, 1933, and confirmed on May 2, 1948, at Varney Creek.

Carl loved the farm and always tried to grew a good crop. He milked his first cow at age 4 and he milked until he was 72. He liked the smell of freshly tilled soil and the smell of curing hay in the fields. “Then there were days you had to put up with bad smells too.” When he was younger he liked to roller skate, dance, and the many trips out west to hunt the big game. He also liked fishing, snowmobiling and bowling. And he loved driving those green tractors (John Deere, of course); they couldn’t be red.

Carl was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He was also a member of the Antique Auto Club and enjoyed parades in many towns with his antique “classic” cars.

When Carl became sick, he was faced with a very serious operation. But he said, “Fix me up so I can work again.” He loved life so much. Carl studied the Bible from cover to cover and he had great faith. On Sunday, April 2, the Lord said it’s time now for a rest, Carl.

Carl is survived by one sister, Sylvia Grutt of Prospect, Ill.; two brothers, Harold (Beatrice) Jensen and Robert (Marlys) Jensen, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, Rev. Darrell (Sue) Moen of New York, Karen (John) Kent of New York, Gloria Rossi of Wheeling, Ill., Debra Yaeger of Menomonie, Barbara (Steve) Lande of Menomonie, Gregg (Becky) Jensen of Menomonie, Lisa (Steve) Bowell of Knapp, Kevin (Kathleen) Jensen of Menomonie, Kelly (Kimberly) Jensen of Menomonie, Travis (Kelly Sue) Jensen of Menomonie, and Tracie (Brian) Knospe of Menomonie; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Carolena Jensen, and a sister, Arlene Holts of New York.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery in the town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Janet E. Mattei

Dunn County News, Wed, April 5, 2006, A6

Janet E. Mattei, age 77, of Duluth, Minn., passed away into the arms of her Lord on Friday, March 31, 2006, losing her hard-fought battle to colon cancer for which she struggled with for just over three years. Her determination to continue her medical treatments and her decision to keep on trying was an inspiration to all. Her last days were spent in the wonderful care of the staff at the Benedictine Health Care Center with her loving family surrounding her.

Janet was born June 18, 1928, in Menomonie to Fred and Evelyn Einum. Janet’s parents each served terms as Dunn County sheriff. She actually lived with her family at the Dunn County Jail during this time, which accounts for about 12 years. Many memories of living at the jail were shared with family and friends over the years.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Evelyn, and a brother, Bernard “Pum” Einum, who lost his life in the Korean War.

Janet will be remembered for her kind, gentle and unselfish nature and her strong faith. She cherished her family and spent 53 wonderful years with the “love of her life,” her husband, ‘X’ n Xavier. Many very special moments and time together did ‘X’ spend with Janet always at his side. Gardening, bus trips, walking, fishing with ‘X’, cooking knitting, and spending time with family and friends were some of the many hobbies and activities Janet very much enjoyed. Many a warm sunny day would see Janet and “X’ sitting out on their deck just relaxing. Her love of animals, especially dogs for which she had a special gift of training and companionship, will be remembered by all her knew her.

Janet is survived by her husband of 53 years, Xavier ‘X’; a daughter, Julie (Gene) Johnson of Duluth; two sons, John (Nora) Mattei of Eveleth, Minn., and Tom Mattei of Duluth; sisters, Winifred “Tiki” Einum, Elizabeth “Deedee” (Lloyd “Ike”) Eiseth and Pat Middlebrook, all of Menomonie, and Rosemary “Omay” Kruezer of Crete, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

At this time the family would like to thank the many wonderful nurses at St. Luke’s Infusion Center and Hospital, Dr. Kirschling, Dr. Finken and the Benedictine Heath Care Center staff for the kind, knowledgeable and compassionate care they gave Janet during this time she was under their care for her cancer.

A memorial mass was said at noon on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to services.

Dougherty Funeral Home in Duluth was in charge of arrangements.

Philipp Mohr

Dunn County News, Wed, April 5, 2006, A6

Philipp Mohr, age 73, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at home with his family by his side.

He was born June 5, 1932, in Romania to Josef and Magdelena (Moraschon) Moor. Philipp’s family left their home in Romania during World War II, first settling in Germany and later in the United States.

Philipp married Rosalia Holzli on May 21, 1955 in Shaughnessey, Alberta, Canada. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 and was stationed in Korea. Philipp and Rosa lived and raised their family in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., where Philipp worked as an auto body technician.

In 1995 Philipp retired and they moved to Menomonie where he enjoyed helping his son-in-law with farming, tending his garden and wine making.

Philipp was proud to become a U.S. citizen in the spring of 2000. He and Rosa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005.

Philipp is survived by: his wife, Rosa of Menomonie; one son and two daughters, Raymond Mohr of Eden Prairie, Minn., Loretta (Kris) Leable of Menomonie, and Cindy (Bill) Batz of Gurnee, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jared and Josh Leable, Lisa and Amy Batz; two step-brothers, Andrew (Lydia) Holzli of Coaldale, Alberta, and Adolf (Ann) Holzli of Calgary, Alberta; one step-sister, Helen (Norm) Feil of Sooke, British Columbia; a sister-in-law, Linda Moor of Cochrane, Alberta; and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Andrew Moor; and his step-father, Andrew Holzli Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. Family and friends are welcome one hour prior to services at the funeral home in Menomonie.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Ruth E. “Toots” Lehmann

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 9, 2006, A6

Ruth E. “Toots” Lehmann, age 84, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Erma Rasmusson was born July 24, 1921, in the town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Edgar and Clara (Petrick) Rasmusson. She was raised in the Little Elk Creek area and attended Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. She graduated in 1939 from Menomonie High School.

Ruth married Kenneth “Cocky” Lehmann on May 9, 1939, in Menomonie, where they have resided since.

Ruth was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church since the mid 1940s. Her life revolved around her family. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking and baking, and she especially enjoyed entertaining.

Toots is survived by her children, Sandy Ott (Leo Schindler), Gloria (Ronald) Larson and Michael (Mary Jo) Lehmann, all of Menomonie; her grandchildren, Robin Larson, Jeff (Caralee) Larson, Tosha and Nikki Larson, Chadd (Tina) Ott, Joel (Tracy) Ott, Kate Schindler, and Joey and Kenny Lehmann; seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Ariana and Brayden Larson and Afton, Bailey, Olivia and Andrew Ott; two brothers, Bert (Inez) Rasmusson of Menomonie and Gale Rasmusson of Spring Valley; two sisters, Helen Kuester and Lillian Smith, both of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Irma Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth “Cocky,” five sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Mark Halaas and the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the charity of donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Marvin J. Larson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 9, 2006, A6

 

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Marvin J. Larson, age 75, of Lyon County, Nev., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at his home.

Marvin was born in Dunn County on March 21, 1931, to Arnold M. and Erma Jean (Bird) Larson. He attended public schools in Dunn County and Menomonie and in 1952 he married Pauline McIvor, which later ended in divorce. From that marriage, he was blessed with one son, Carl Lee Larson.

Marvin married Frieda Marcus on April 4, 1963, and together they lived in Dunn County and worked until 1983 at which time they moved to Lyon County where he has lived and worked for Hodges Transportation and Test Center for the last 30 years.

He had numerous friends and co-workers who were always like family to him. Even after his retirement, he enjoyed working a few days a week and living around the ranch and test center. He loved the West but enjoyed coming back periodically to visit family and many friends in this area.

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, in 1991; his parents; two brothers-in-law, Palmer McIvor and Jerry Contney; one sister-in-law, Dora Pederson; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his son, Carl Lee (Kristen) Larson of Florence, Ore.; one brother, Neil (June) Larson of Lady Lake, Fla.; his sister, Sherry Contney of Eau Claire; a brother-in-law, Ken Sweeny of Hayward; by in-laws from his previous marriages, Phyllis Knutson, Carson City, Nev., Bruce McIvor of Menomonie, and Judith (Elvin) Stoner of Fall Creek; many nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Marvin loved life and his family and friends.

Memorial services were held in Yarington, Nev., for his large group of friends and co-workers and family in Nevada, along with his son, Carl, and Kristen and family.

His family is planning a celebration of Marv’s life between 1 and 4 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2006, at Dean and Sue’s, located at 2002 Midway Road, Menomonie. All his friends and family are welcome.

Myrtle Clemetson Hanson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 9, 2006, A6

Myrtle Clemetson Hanson, age 96, formerly of Menomonie, died at her son’s home in Raleigh, N.C., after an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wayne Funeral Home, Raleigh.

Genevieve M. Luer

Dunn County News, Wed, April 12, 2006, A6

Genevieve M. Luer, age 90, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the Barron Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Arnegard, N.D., to Adolph and H. Mae (Mattocks) Leverenz. On May 20, 1944, she was married to Eldon Luer at West Bend.

Genevieve worked for about four years as a nurse’s aid with Barron Extended Care and later became active with the Dunn County Nutrition Program. She was also an active member of Willard Hinzman American Legion Post #511 Auxiliary of Ridgeland.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Eldon of Ridgeland; two sons, Keith Luer of Eau Claire and Bruce Luer of Denver, Colo.; and many other relatives and friends.

In keeping with Genevieve’s wishes, no services are planned.

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

G. Donald “Westy” Westerlund

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2006, A6

G. Donald “Westy” Westerlund, age 84, formerly of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away April 11, 2006, at Methodist Hospice, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Survived by children, Gary (Carol), Diane Peters and Bob (Jean) and their mother, Julie (Lindahl) Westerlund; grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Westerlund, Cheri (Chad) Clabaugh and Julie Ellingson; great-granddaughter, Callie Clabaugh; sister, Marilyn (Kenneth) Holmes; and extended family and friends. Preceeded in death by Irene (Degidio) Westerlund, sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Andy Hanson.

Don was born and raised in Cokato, Minn. He joined the Navy in 1939 and served on six ships including the USS Sepulga and USS Gladiator until 1945. He worked for Moorhead Implement in Howard Lake, Minn., until 1952 when he began his long career with the Ford Motor Co. Northwest Tractor & Implement Div., retiring in 1980.

For many years, Don served as a Hennepin County deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Menomonie Masonic Lodge #164 for 50 years, achieving Master Mason in 1960. He was also a member of the Eau Claire Scottish Rite and the Minneapolis Zuhrah Shrine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice. Private internment at Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato, Minn. Memorial gathering Saturday, April 22, from 2-4 p.m. at: Washburn McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel, 1400 Main Street, Hopkins, Minn.

Dorothy V. Irwin

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2006, A6

Dorothy V. Irwin, age 86, of Madison, formerly of Eau Claire and Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care in Madison.

Dorothy was born June 9, 1919, in Menomonie, the daughter of William and Christina (Foss) Schroeder.

Dorothy married Roy A. Irwin on Nov. 16, 1940, in Waukon, Iowa.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Richard (Joan) Irwin of Palm Coast, Fla.; two daughters, Sharon Orth of Eagan, Minn., and Judy (Timothy) Perron of Madison; four grandchildren, David Irwin, Christine (Andy) Arango, Amy (David) Radtke and Steven (Stephanie) Orth; and five great-grandchildren, Alicia, Tristan and Gabrielle Arango, Conner Radtke and Danalyn Orth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 1973; her parents; two sisters, Genevieve Thatcher and Sadie Wahl; two brothers, Harold Schroeder and Marshall Schroeder, and a grandson, Jon Irwin.

Funeral services were Friday, April 14, 2006, at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with the Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family requests that memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church, 1005 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Lin Funeral and Cremation Services in Eau Claire served the family.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Harold Dean Brown Sr.

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2006, A6

Harold Dean Brown Sr., of Weatherford, Okla., our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to virtually everyone who knew him, died Sunday evening, Feb. 19, 2006, at the age of 81 years and seven days.

Born Feb. 13, 1925, in Menomonie to Harvey and Rose (Kochendorfer) Brown Sr., Harold was one of six sons and two daughters, including identical twin brother Harvey (his sole surviving sibling).

After Harold and Harvey became one of the first sets of twins in their native state to volunteer for military service following the outbreak of World War II, Harold married Eva Mae Stovall of Dill City, Okla., on Jan. 18, 1944. He then successfully completed his tour of duty with the United States Navy, and shortly thereafter settled in Cordell, Okla. After many years in Cordell, the family moved to Garber, Okla., then Weatherford in 1971, where Harold called home for his final 35 years. He was employed by Moorman’s Manufacturing Co. for some 17 years, before he and Eva purchased and operated the Daylight Donut Shop in Weatherford for several years prior to their retirement.

He was quick with a smile and a handshake, and had that rare ability to make others around him feel better about themselves. As one longtime friend put it, “Harold Brown was a friend waiting to happen.” He cherished his many close relationships, but none more than that with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Harold had a zest for life that few others enjoyed. Among Harold’s many interests were fishing, gardening and making life brighter for his friends and loved ones.

The family requests donations to the Leukemia Society or the American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.

Harold is survived by children, Sandra Shipman (Burell) of Poteau, Okla., Cheryl Kirk (Ben) of Edmond, Okla., Harold Brown Jr. (Bobbie) of Elgin, Ill., Terry Brown of Chesterfield, Mo., Carol Morse (Les) of Olathe, Kan., Leisa Ezzell of Sweetwater, Texas, and Jay Brown (Cynthia) of Weatherford; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Harold is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Marcia (John) Stillman, Jerry (Linda) Brown, Jackie (Mike) Blankenship, Linda (Al) McIntyre, Connie (Mike) Johnson, Cindy (Jerry) Tape, Robbie (Brenda) Brown, Anita (Art) Streetman, Jeff Brown, Mike Foslid and Laurie Ince.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife Eva; daughter Rose Ann Nifong; son Stephen; grandchildren, Cameron Brown and Emily and Caleb Ezzell; four brothers, Ed, John, Rich and Robert; and two sisters, Mary Foslid and Janet Florence.

Elaine Rohde

unn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2006, A6

Elaine Rohde, age 95, formerly of Menomonie and Hatchville, and most recently of Roseville, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at her residence at the Eagle Crest Arbor Memory Care Facility in Roseville.

Elaine was born May 3, 1910, in the town of New Hope to Jonas and Pauline (Hoyard) Roe. After graduating from the Stevens Point Normal School, she taught for several years in Waupaca County before marrying Fred Rohde on Oct. 28, 1935, in Nelsonville. Together, they owned and operated the Hatchville Cheese Factory west of Menomonie from 1935 until retiring in 1970.

Elaine was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie for many years. Prior to that, she had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

Elaine will be long-remembered for her graciousness. She loved entertaining, socializing with others, listening to music, and playing cards. She was also known as a consummate practical joker, to which her closest friends could personally attest if they were with us today.

Elaine is survived by her son, Bill, and wife Judy of New Brighton, Minn.; her granddaughter, Jill (Thomas) Dambrine of New Brighton; great-granddaughter, Li An Dambrine; and many relatives and friends.

Preceding Elaine in death were her husband, her parents, three brothers and eight sisters.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Eagle Crest Arbor Memory Care Program, 2955 Lincoln Drive, Roseville, MN 55113, or to the HealthEast Hospice Foundation, 1690 University Ave. West, Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55104.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Marvin J. Larson

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 16, 2006, A6

Marvin J. Larson, age 75, who died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at hsi home in Lyon County, Nev, is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruby Swisher and Mae O'Donnell, both of Menomonie. He was also preceded in death by another sister-in-law, Reba Lovlien.

Clayton M. Scott

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A6

Clayton Merrill “Scotty” Scott, age 82, formerly of Hopkins, Minn., died Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Scotty was born April 7, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minn., to William and Elma (Ferguson) Scott. He graduated in 1942 from Minneapolis West High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Scotty received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and worked as an engineer for General Electric.

On April 29, 1950, he married Charlotte Sideris at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. They built a home and lived in the Morningside area of Edina for 33 years. In addition to his engineering work, Scotty also taught math at Dunwoody and Gale Institute. He received a J.D. degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1959 and practiced patent and contract law as a member of the legal staff of Federal Cartridge Corp. from 1967 until his retirement in 1989.

Many of his later years were spent at his retirement home off Upper Tainter Lake in Dunn County where he loved the wildlife and his daily walks around the lake. Scotty was a member and lay leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Minneapolis, serving in virtually all offices of lay leadership as well as teaching Sunday School. He was also an active part of Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie.

Scotty’s family extends special thanks to the staff of the Area Nursing Home of Colfax for their compassionate care.

Scotty is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte of Colfax; a son, Geoffrey (Kathleen) Scott of Wheeler; a daughter, Elizabeth Scott of Hopkins; four grandchildren, Emily (Joel) Hansen of Menomonie, Julia (Jon) Strand of Eau Claire; William Scott of Menomonie, and Katherine Scott of Wheeler; a brother, Roger (Pat) Scott of Bremerton, Wash.; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elma, and a brother, Dean Scott of Minneapolis.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1002 Sixth St., Menomonie, with Father Dale Klitzke officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/ Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family and friends are welcome one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Norman B. Behrents

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A6

Norman B. Behrents, age 90, of Menomonie, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Lyndal, Norway, to Govert and Amelia (Opsal) Behrents and came to the United States in October 1915. His family settled in Woodford, then in Milan, Minn., and finally in Dunn County where he grew up near Menomonie.

Norman married Lorraine Hovind on Aug. 4, 1939, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and together, they farmed north of Menomonie until 1975.

An avid fisherman and hunter, Norman was a long time member of the Dunn County Fish and Game Association and was secretary/ treasurer of the Tri-County Conservation Club when it was first organized. He was a member of the Cedar Falls School Board, served on the ASC County Committee, and was a member of the building committee for the new consolidated school district at Cedar Falls. He was also a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie.

After retiring from farming, Norman traveled with Lorraine in their motor home throughout the United States, wintering in Florida and Arizona. He also traveled to Norway and toured throughout Europe.

Norman is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Menomonie; two daughters, Nancy (Harold) Kelsey of Eau Claire and Sally Close of Duluth, Minn.; two grandchildren, Carol (Mike) Kersey of Huxley, Iowa, and Paul (Adrienne) Kelsey of Prior Lake, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Alexa and Sophia Kersey; two sisters, Helen (Ted) Olechno and Alice (Arnie) Hovind, both of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amelia and Govert; a brother, Einer; and four sisters, Borgild Espland, Olga Thorud, Jennie Kistner and Gerda Hall.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Falls Cemetery in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church in Menomonie or the church of donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Denver A. Olson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A6

Denver A. Olson, age 97, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 27, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Denver was born March 8, 1909, in Osseo, the son of Alfred J. and Zella H. (McPherson) Olson. He graduated in 1926 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture. Denver worked as a milk tester for the DHIA and as an equipment operator in Dunn County until he married Elsie E. Jacobson in 1934.

About 1940, Denver began farming with his father in the town of Hay River and they engaged in dairy, swine, poultry and crop farming. Before retiring and selling the farm in 1970, dairy farming and cash crops were his main enterprises.

Denver was a community leader, serving as member and president of the Boyceville School District Board of Education, member of CESA, president of the Western Wisconsin Association of School Boards, founding board member of Dunn County Farm Bureau, member of Dunn County Republican Party, and member of Menomonie Lions Club. He served several years as Hay River town chairman.

Denver had been a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Wheeler. In 1971, he married Eva (Neubauer) Sneen and was presently a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Denver is survived by two sons, James K. (Kathleen) Olson of Victoria, Minn., and William G. (Linda) Olson of Colfax; a stepson, Malcolm (Joanne) Sneen of Reisterstown, Md.; two grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 10 great-stepgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Elsie, in 1970; his second wife, Eva, in 2002; and two brothers, Robert in 1979 and Loren in 2001.

Visitation and lunch will begin at noon on Saturday, April 22, 2006, with funeral services following at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery, town of Hay River, Dunn County.

The family suggests memorials be given to Autumn Village.

Rhiel’s Funeral Service in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elaine Rohde

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A6

Elaine Rohde, age 95, formerly of Menomonie and Hatchville, and most recently of Roseville, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at her residence at the Eagle Crest Arbor Memory Care Facility in Roseville.

Elaine was born May 3, 1910, in the town of New Hope to Jonas and Pauline (Hoyard) Roe. After graduating from the Stevens Point Normal School, she taught for several years in Waupaca County before marrying Fred Rohde on Oct. 28, 1935, in Nelsonville. Together, they owned and operated the Hatchville Cheese Factory west of Menomonie from 1935 until retiring in 1970.

Elaine was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie for many years. Prior to that, she had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

Elaine will be long-remembered for her graciousness. She loved entertaining, socializing with others, listening to music, and playing cards. She was also known as a consummate practical joker, to which her closest friends could personally attest if they were with us today.

Elaine is survived by her son, Bill, and wife Judy of New Brighton, Minn.; her granddaughter, Jill (Thomas) Dambrine of New Brighton; great-granddaughter, Li An Dambrine; and many relatives and friends.

Preceding Elaine in death were her husband, her parents, three brothers and eight sisters.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Eagle Crest Arbor Memory Care Program, 2955 Lincoln Drive, Roseville, MN 55113, or to the HealthEast Hospice Foundation, 1690 University Ave. West, Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55104.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Joyce A. Schuman

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A6

Joyce A. Schuman, age 85, of Santa Maria, Calif., formerly of Clear Lake, Connorsville and Eau Claire, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria.

Joyce Ardis Schuman was born on June 28, 1920, in Clear Lake, the daughter of Porter and Lucille (Christison) Peterson. She grew up in the Clear Lake area and graduated in 1938 from Clear Lake High School. On Oct. 11, 1941, Joyce was married to John “Harv “ Schuman in Ladysmith and together they raised four children: Mary, Nancy, Donna and John. In 1956, the family moved to California where Joyce worked as a frame setter for General Telephone for many years. They returned to Wisconsin in 1980 to retire. In October 2003, she moved to California to be near her daughters, Mary and Nancy.

Joyce was an avid reader and in her spare time enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time at the beach. She especially loved being with her family and grandchildren. Joyce was a member of the Connorsville United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harv Schuman; parents, Porter and Lucille Peterson; a brother, Dale Peterson; brothers-in-law, Ray White, Richard Edwards and Charlie (Evelyn) Schuman; and a sister-in-law, Frances (Walter) Johnson.

Joyce is survived by three daughters, Mary (John) Gress of Phelan, Calif., Nancy Hill of Santa Maria, and Donna (Harvey) Black of Arlington, Texas; a son, John (Sally) Schuman of Eleva; 10 grandchildren, Ron (Gena) McClure, Michelle (Mike) Scray, Stefan Gress, Jondaleen (Bob) Gruenberg, Trizia (John) Magagnini, Randie (Don) Ready, Cari (Tony) Golovich, Kyle Schuman, Kevin Schuman and Kori (Jeff) Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Edwards of Connorsville, Patricia White of Moulton, Ala., and Linda Peterson of Mauston; a sister-in-law, Charlene (Dale) Cox of Cornell; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Tim Matthaei and the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Music will be provided by Irene Schmidt and Lance McClure. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake is handling arrangements.

Favorite B. Smith

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A8

Favorite B. Smith, age 98, of Connorsville, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Glenhaven, Inc., in Glenwood City.

Favorite was born July 27, 1907, in Irvington to Farrel and Minnie (Hanson) Hathaway. Favorite married Marion Smith on Sept. 5, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn.

Favorite is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion; two sons, Delbert and Morris; three daughters, Irene Schmidt, Joyce Siler and Marian Berger; a sister, Zerelda Lauderdale; three brothers, Earl, William and Byrant Hathaway; three grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Favorite is survived by two sons and five daughters, Allen (Nancy) Smith of Boyceville, Dale (Linda) Smith of Jesup, Iowa, Eunice Donicht of Menomonie, Fern Gleiter of Aurora, Iowa, Doris Campeau of Coon Rapids, Minn., Sharon Durbin of Hudson, and Janet Erickson of Hampton, Minn.; 46 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; 38 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Hillary Hathaway of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Mark A. Curry

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A8

Mark Alan Curry, age 37, of Clayton, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Amery as the result of a vehicle accident.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Remy Diederich officiating.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

A full obituary will be published in Sunday’s The Dunn County News.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

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Ellwyn Hendrickson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 19, 2006, A8

Ellwyn Hendrickson died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Sand Creek.

He is survived by two brothers, Orville (Virginia) of Menomonie and Bob (Sue) of Pontiac, Ill.; an aunt, Ruby Lestrud of Menomonie; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Elias Hendrickson Sr., and by his mother, Martha Sylvia (Lestrud) Hendrickson.

Ellwyn has chosen cremation rather than burial, and has requested a memorial service, rather than a funeral, to take place this coming autumn. The family abides by his wishes and will announce such a future event.

Mark Allan Curry

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2006, A6

Mark Allan Curry, age 37, of Clayton, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Amery as the result of a vehicle accident.

He was born Dec. 7, 1968, in Menomonie to Alan and Nancy (Enhelder) Curry. He was raised in Menomonie and attended schools here. Mark married Teara Kincade on Dec. 3, 1991, in Menomonie.

He worked on and off at Creative Ideas when the family needed his help. But mainly he devoted his life to raising his son and taking care of his wife. Mark was taken from us too soon and will be sadly missed by all.

Mark loved to play guitar, sing karaoke, play video games, camping, tinkering and fixing stuff. He was also a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Mark is survived by his wife, Teara of Clayton; his son, Kyle Eugene Curry of Clayton; his parents, Alan and Nancy Curry of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Connie (Dave) Paulson of Menomonie; his sister, Connie Curry of Menomonie; paternal grandmother, Betty Curry of Margate, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Virginia Enhelder of Eau Claire; two uncles, Craig Curry and John Curry of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; his aunt, Ruth Parent of Knapp; his dog, Itchy, and two cats, Simba and GG; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death his paternal grandfather, Conrad Curry; his maternal grandfather, Richard En-helder; and his father-in-law, Roger Kincade.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 11, 2006, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Remy Diederich officiating.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Albert G. “Al” Vriesacker

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2006, A6

Albert G. “Al” Vriesacker, age 88, of Menomonie died Wednesday April 19, 2006, at his home.

He was born July 10, 1917, in Superior to Belgian-born immigrants, Charles and Mathilda (Heyman) Vriesacker.

Albert graduated from Superior East High School, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and honorably discharged in 1946.

Al opened a body shop in North Menomonie and soon after opened South Side Body Shop and Motors. He married Betty Fortney on June 6, 1964, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

In 1967, he joined American Family Insurance as an auto appraiser. A few years later, he formed Badger Auto Damage Appraisers, retiring in 1999.

Al was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He also had a love of horses and he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing.

Al is survived by his wife Betty of Menomonie; his children, James (Jane) Vriesacker of Reedsburg, Janin (George) Cameron of Naches, Wash., Jo (Ron) Morton of Sumter, S.C., Jon Vriesacker of St. Paul, Minn.; stepchildren, Phillip (Kim) Fortney of Roseville, Minn., Marcia (George) Attmore of Raleigh, N.C., Robert Fortney of Milwaukee; a sister, Mary Tyson of Superior. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mathilda Vriesacker; his first wife, Jane Wildner Vriesacker, and a brother Thomas Vriesacker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 24, 2006, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Mark Halaas officiating. Family and friends will be welcomed at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, with military honors.

The family suggests memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Robert “Bob” Roth

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2006, A6

Robert “Bob” Roth, age 60, of Menomonie died suddenly on Wednesday, April 19, 2006.

Robert Ernest Roth was born on March 11, 1946, in Chippewa County. In 1952, Bob and his sister Betty were adopted by Ernest and Ruby (Fisher) Roth. He grew up on a farm south of Menomonie.

Bob attended Hay Creek Elementary School through the eighth grade and he attended Durand High School. Bob was drafted in 1967 and served two years in the U.S. Army, one of them in Vietnam.

Bob was a lifelong member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville where he was baptized and confirmed.

After his military discharge, Bob came home to the family farm. On Oct. 11, 1969, he married Linda Darlene Moritz at New Hope Lutheran Church.

Bob and Linda purchased the farm from his parents, becoming the third generation to own the farm. They worked side by side on the dairy farm and raised a family. They sold the cows in 2001.

When his children were young, Bob worked with 4-H as a small animal superintendent at the Dunn County Fair. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing league darts in Menomonie and Durand during the winter months. He loved gardening in the summer for relaxation.

In the last five years Bob and Linda planted several perennial flowerbeds, in addition to the huge vegetable garden. He also enjoyed making spaghetti sauce.

Bob is survived by his wife, Linda of Menomonie; two sons, Kevin and David Roth, both of Menomonie; two daughters, Brenda Roth of Menomonie and Nancy (Alex) Stygar of Chippewa Falls; two grandchildren, Shylo and Tristan; his mother, Ruby Roth of Menom-onie; a sister-in-law, Lois Schlosser of Menomonie; two brothers-in-law, Leonard (Sue) Moritz of Eau Galle and Lyle (Sharon) Moritz of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Betty Thibado, and his grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Steve Carlson officiating. There will be military honors conducted by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

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

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Helen J. Cole

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2006, A6

Helen J. Cole, age 88, or rural Ridgeland, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in the town of Sheridan, Dunn County, to Christian and Emma (Haugen) Sather. Helen attended Vanceburg Grade School and later Prairie Farm High School.

On Dec. 29, 1945, she was married to Duard Cole in Pine City, Minn. She enjoyed her job as an Avon representative in the community for several years and she very much enjoyed the last 22 months of her life living in her new home that she designed for herself on her son’s farm.

Helen was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duard on Nov. 10, 2003; a daughter, Julie Kathleen Cole; three brothers, Ivan, LaVerne and Robert Sather; and a sister, Marion Wirth.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Cole of rural Ridgeland; a daughter, Becky Keller of Union Grove; a brother, Newton Sather of rural Ridgeland; two sisters, Ella Christopherson of rural Ridgeland and Dorothy Kruschke of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 22, 2006, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Interment was in ZionnSheridan Cemetery in the town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

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

Ellen N. Booth

Dunn County News, Sunday, April 23, 2006, A6

Ellen N. Booth, age 93, of Menomonie, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Roland A. Schauf

Dunn County News, Wed, April 26, 2006, A6

Roland A. Schauf, age 89, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Roland was born Sept. 21, 1916, in Ithica, the son of Edward and Rose (Weitzel) Schauf. He remained in the Ithica area until 1919 when he moved with his family to the Rock Falls area of Dunn County. The family later moved to Menomonie and lived on several farms in the Menomonie area.

Roland married Rose Romanski on June 1, 1939, in Glenwood City. After marriage, they lived in Footville for several years. They returned to Menomonie several years later and Roland worked for Uniroyal in Eau Claire. In 1962, Roland and Rose purchased the Lemke farm west of Menomonie on Highway 29 and farmed for many years until he retired. For the last two years, Roland resided at the American Lutheran Home.

Roland is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Jackie (Larry) Luther of Madison and Kathy (Robert) Young of Crandon; one son, Richard (Linda) Schauf of Broken Arrow, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herbert, Edward and Francis; and two sisters, Hilda Kuester and Imogene Pederson.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rhiel’s Funeral Service in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Emily L. Reid

Dunn County News, Wed, April 26, 2006, A6

Emily L. Reid, age 74, of Menomonie, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at her home.

The former Emily Louise Fisher was born Sept 16, 1931, in Dunn County to Theodore and Augusta (Hagen) Fisher. She graduated from Boyceville High School.

Emily married William J. Reid on Aug. 9, 1950, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyceville. They lived in Menomonie and Emily worked as a housekeeper for the elderly and then as a nurse’s aid at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie for more than 10 years. She later worked in housekeeping at Myrtle Werth Hospital for more than 16 years, retiring this past year for health reasons.

Emily was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie for more than 50 years. She also loved working with ceramics and owned her own ceramic shop where she enjoyed being surrounded by friends who laughed and shared good times together. Emily loved her pets, especially her dogs. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Emily is survived by two two sons, Daniel Reid and Jeff Reid, both of Menomonie; a daughter, Diane Reid of Jordan, Minn.; a stepson, Bob (Carol) Sell of Baldwin; six grandchildren, Michael, Stephanie, Dustin and Kristyn Reid and Troy and Brian (Sarah) Sell; one stepgrandson, Darryl Stanton; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Sell and Derek Rock; a stepbrother, John Fisher of Turtle Lake; two sisters-in-law, Mary Olson of Menomonie and Catherine Fisher of Colfax; a brother-in-law, Raymond Reid of Mississippi; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William “Jim” Reid; a son, Michael Reid; a brother, George Fisher; and a half sister, Dorothy Sell.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Dorothy G. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 26, 2006, A6

Dorothy Grace Johnson was born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Lydia (Gaylord) and Harvey Hansen. On June 2, 1956, she was united in marriage to Clement Johnson in Minneapolis. They were married for 28 years and raised four children. Dorothy and her family moved to Wisconsin in the early 1970s. Dorothy died at University Hospital in Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 19, 2006.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Dwaine (Donna) Johnson of Clear Lake; three daughters, Bonnie (Harold) Smith and Kathy (Leonard) Hanson, both of Baldwin, and Maria (Wendell) Hudson of Woodville; seven grandsons, Justin, Joshua, James, Charles, Kory, Hunter and Nicholas; and four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Cody, Jessica and Lindsey. She also leaves a sister, Nancy Kern; a niece, Diana Hobbs; a nephew, Harvey Kern; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Williamson Funeral Home in Amery.

Ellen N. Booth

Dunn County News, Wed, April 26, 2006, A6

Ellen N. Booth, age 93, of Menomonie, formerly of St. Paul, Minn., died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Ellen Nettie Flint was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Stillwater, Minn., to Robert and Olga (Hornkie) Flint. She married Frank Booth on April 27, 1935, in St. Paul where she lived most of her life. Ellen worked in housekeeping at St. John’s Hospital in St. Paul for 26 years.

Ellen loved children and especially enjoyed visiting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping and observing nature. She has resided since 1998 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Ellen is survived by two daughters, Cherie Zabilla of St. Paul and Roxanne (Richard) Lynch of Menomonie; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; and a son, Franklin.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 26), at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, Minn., with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the graveside service in the chapel at the cemetery.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Eugene O. Rudiger

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Eugene O. Rudiger, age 87, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.

Eugene Orrin Rudiger was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Menomonie to Leopold and Tena (Walseth) Rudiger. Gene grew up in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School.

He joined the U.S. Army Air Force on Oct. 21, 1941, and went to Air Mechanic’s School in Biloxi, Miss. He was sent overseas to England in September 1942 and served as an engineer on B-24 bombers with the 66th Bombardment Squadron.

While on a bombing run over Germany, his aircraft was shot down and he was taken prisoner by the Germans. Gene spent 27 months as a P.O.W. After liberation by American forces, Gene returned home on Sept. 21, 1945.

Gene married Mavis Merriman on Feb. 18, 1946, in Menomonie.

Gene helped his father with his milk route until he bought his own route from Mark Lewis and hauled milk to Wisconsin Co-op Dairies until 1958. He also tended bar at several taverns and managed the VFW until he came custodian at the Menomonie post office where he worked until his retirement in July 1981.

He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Gene will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Gene is survived by three sons, Jerry Rudiger of Floyd, Va., Tom Rudiger of Jackson, Minn., and Steve (DiAnn) Rudiger of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn (Dennis) Fedderly of Menom-onie; grandchildren, James, Alicia, Terra and Gaia Rudiger, T.J. Rudiger of Richmond, Va., Angie (Todd) Hamlett of Alpha, Minn., and Kurt (Donna) Rudiger, Jeff (Jessica) Rudiger, Mark (Jenny) Rudiger, and Tina, Heidi and Mindy Rudiger, all of Men-omonie; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Shock of Menomonie and Pat Swenty of Renton, Wash.; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mavis; a son, Lee; and a sister, Barb Hintz.

Funeral services were Friday, April 28, 2006, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Mark Halaas officiating. Burial was in Mamre Cemetery in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County, with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled the arrangements.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.

Olivia A. "Annie" Brown

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Olivia A. “Annie” Brown, age 62, of Durand, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the Oakview Care Center in Durand.

She was born Dec. 6, 1943, in Menomonie, the daughter of Glen and Helen (Hutter) Martin, and was raised by her foster parents, Clarence and Sal Youngren. Annie attended Menomonie schools.

On Aug. 6, 1960, Annie married Darrel Brown in Menomonie. Over the years, she worked for Huntsinger Farms and the Durand Canning Co. and also did baby-sitting.

She enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her grandson, Bryce.

Annie is survived by one daughter, Robin Ellenberger (Larry Tearman) of Durand; one son, Peter (Tracy) of Durand; one grandson, Bryce Ellenberger; one sister, Carol Martin of Menomonie; and two foster sisters, Tedda Radle of Colfax and Jean Roach of Wheeler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Helen Martin; her foster parents, Clarence and Sal Youngren; her husband, Darrel; and her son-in-law, Don Ellenberger.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Thomas J. "Tom" Kasinskas

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Thomas John “Tom” Kasinskas, age 52, of Baldwin, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at his home after a 15-month battle with cancer.

Tom was born March 23, 1954, in Chicago, Ill., to Alphonse and Mary (Wilkas) Kasinskas. Tom graduated from high school in Minong in 1972 and attended UW-Stout, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1978.

Tom met and fell in love with Rita Kaye Miller and the two were married on May 19, 1979, at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Gordon. Their union in marriage produced three wonderful children, Phillip, Rachel and Valerie, giving Tom great pleasure as a father.

Tom possessed an extensive wealth of knowledge in his field from manufacturing and engineering jobs throughout his career. Most recently, he spent nine years as a manufacturing manager for the K-Tek Corporation in Baldwin. He also had four years experience in research and design for Nor-Lake, Inc., in Hudson, as well as 16 years experience as an industrial engineer for the Donaldson Company in Kentucky and then in Baldwin.

Tom enjoyed his time away from work restoring classic cars, going to classic car shows, selling motorcycle parts on e-Bay with Rita, fishing year-round, and serving as a Boy Scout leader for 12 years for Pack 110 and Troop 110. Tom was also an avid Packer Backer, and loved watching, with his wife Rita, his Green Bay Packers play football.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Rita; a son, Phillip of Baldwin, twin daughters, Rachel and Valerie, both of Menomonie; his mother, Mary Kasinskas of Gordon, three brothers, Al Kasinskas of St. Paul, Minn., Marty (Lynnette) Kasinskas of Gordon, and Dave (Kim) Kasinskas of Fredonia; many nieces and nephews; parents-in-law, Louie and Donna Miller of Gordon; and sisters-in-law, LindaLee (Jeff) Nelson of Farmington, Minn., Sandra (Larry) Kaster of Beaverton, Ore., and Valerie Miller (Robert Prescott) of Prior Lake, Minn.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Alphonse.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hammond with Father William Murphy officiating. Pallbearers will be Phillip Kasinskas, Al Kasinskas, Marty Kasinskas, David Kasinskas, Louis Miller, Patrick Armstrong, Larry Kaster and Jeffrey Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sandra Kaster, LindaLee Miller-Nelson, Valerie Miller and Robert Prescott. Interment will take place at Gordon Memorial Cemetery in Gordon.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. A prayer service is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday with Father Leonard Fraher officiating.

The “Kasinkas vs. Cancer Benefit” will still be held as planned on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the American Legion Hall in Baldwin to celebrate Tom’s life.

Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin: (715) 684-3434 www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.

Lorraine J. Davis

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Lorraine J. Davis, age 80, of Menomonie, formerly of Chetek and Beloit, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie after a battle with liver cancer.

Lorraine Juliet Peterson was born March 14, 1926, the 10th of 12 children, to Mandus and Anna (Nelson) Peterson on the family farm in the town of Wilson, Dunn County.

On Aug. 20, 1950, she was married to Daryl Don Davis at the Baptist Church in Hillsdale. They spent their early years of marriage in Barron County and northern Iowa before settling in Beloit in 1958. After retiring in 1988, they moved to Chetek in 1990.

Lorraine’s life centered on the things most important to her — family, faith, music and her Norwegian heritage. She was a lifelong member of New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church, where she was baptized and confirmed, as well as a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church during her years in Beloit. She was a proud member of the Sons of Norway, belonging to lodges in Chetek and Menomonie.

Lorraine also loved music and was an accomplished organ player. She loved playing for family and friends, often giving impromptu performances for her friends at Galloway Homes in Men-omonie where she lived her last five years. Her talent and love of music is her legacy she passes on to her two sons and two granddaughters.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband’s parents, Alfred and Grace (Baldwin) Davis; her husband, Daryl on Dec. 19, 2001; five sisters; four brothers; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Hanson of Eau Claire.

She is survived by her two sons, Ricky (Eiko) Davis of Ashigawa, Japan, and Gary (Rose) Davis of Beloit; four grandchildren, Forrest and Heather Davis of Ashigawa, Cory Davis of Ft. Lewis, Wash., and Kari Davis of Beloit; a great-granddaughter, Angelise Davis of Ft. Sill, Okla.; two brothers, Curtis Peterson of Cedar Falls and Eldon “Bud” Peterson of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Vernon (Delores) Davis of Austin, Minn.; special family friend, Peggy Robertson of Cedar Falls; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 29, 2006, from New Hope-Pine Creek Lutheran Church in the town of Wilson, rural Ridgeland, with the Rev. Barbara Koch and Diane House, intern pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Creucio "Hank" Casarex

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Creucio “Hank” Casarex, age 71, of Wheeler, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1934, to Cresencio and Pas (Varela) Casarez at St. Paul, Minn. He was employed with Whirlpool in St. Paul for more than 29 years. Hank was married to Julie Crittenden on July 31, 2004, at Wheeler.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lupe and Fransis; and one brother, James. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Cris (Renee), Charlie and James (Terri); daughters, Corrine (Dennis), Claudia, Cynthia (Joel), Collette and Roxanne; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Mickey, Mae, Bill, Raina, Juanita, Roberta, Joey, John and Gregory, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, from Dallas Lutheran Church with Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating and interment in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner. Friends may call for the hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Sylvia Hazel Lee

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Sylvia Hazel Lee, age 91, of Colfax died Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax. Sylvia was born Sept. 1, 1914, in the Town of Otter Creek to Carl and Amalia (Hanson) Misselt. She married Alf Erling Lee on Aug. 3, 1939, at Hay River Lutheran Church n Wheeler.

Sylvia taught elementary/ junior high in various Dunn County schools for 46 years. She was a supportive wife of her husband in dairy farming until his untimely death in 1969. She experienced much traveling, enjoyed bowling, Senior Citizen’s Club, card playing, Red Hat Club, etc. Sylvia’s strong Christian faith was exemplified in all her church service work and love of family.

Sylvia is survived by a daughter, Sylvia (John) Kafkas of Minneapolis, Minn.; a son, Daniel (Dort) Lee of Colfax; grandchildren Lee (Amy) Kafkas, Angela Kafkas, Michael (Stacey) Lee, Gretchen (Jordan) Herrick; great-grandchildren Isaac, Rebecca and Nathaniel Lee and Spencer and Sydney Herrick.

Preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Arnold and Orville; sisters, Myrna and Alice; brothers-in-law, Henry Moe and Paul Manteuffel.

The funeral service for Sylvia will be held on Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Holden Lutheran Church on County Road M four miles north of Colfax. Visitation is set for Sunday, April 30, 4 to 7 p.m., at Sampson-Kastner Funeral and Cremation Services, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment is at Holden Lutheran Cemetery. 

Vernon "Bud" Stringer

Dunn County News, Sun, April 30, 2006, A6

Vernon “Bud” Stringer, of Eau Claire and Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. Graveside services were Friday, April 28, 2006, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Arrangements were made by the Golden Funeral Home of Eau Claire.

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