Dunn County Obituaries
April 1999

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the April 4, 1999 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Jean Marie Moore

Dunn County News, Sun, April 4, 1999, p. A6

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Born: July 27 1932
Disappeared: April 9, 1992
Jean Marie (Traxler) Moore was born July 27, 1982, in Dunn County, the daughter of Henry and Mable (Mittlestadt) Traxler.

Jean and her family moved to California in 1960 where she ultimately settled in the desert community, of Apple Valley. Jean was employed as an escrow officer for Bank of America until her retirement, then pursued an independent career in real estate. A well-respected member of the community, Jean was, elected honorary mayor of Apple Valley, Calif., in 1987.

On April 9, 1992, Jean was reported missing under suspicious circumstances from Laughlin, Nov., where she was vacationing. Though her disappearance was actively investigated by both the Laughlin Division of the Las Vegas Police Department and by the San Bernardino
County Sheriff's Office, no trace of her has ever been found.

Jean enjoyed traveling, gardening, and entertaining family and friends.

Jean, is survived by her children, Connie Christie of Upland, Calif, and Joe (Pat) Hamilton of San Diego, Calif.; and her grandchildren, Donald, Joseph, and Anthony Barilari and Christine, Mariann and John Hamilton.

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Everett (Mary) Traxler and Nor ma Mercer of Eau Claire, Jerome (Jan) and... Raymond NO Traxler of Menomonie, Barbara (Dan) Gorton of Baraboo, and Bernard Traxler of Burnsville, Minn.

Her parents and three infant brothers preceded Jean in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, 2317 Schneider Ave. SE, Menomonie, with the Rev. Lyle Schulte of St. Joseph's Catholic Church officiating.

Immediately after the service, lunch will be served in the Badger Room of the Holiday Manor Motor Lodge, 1815 N. Broadway, Menomonie.

Herman C. Henkel

Dunn County News, Sun, April 4, 1999, p. A6

Herman C. Henkel, 87, of River Falls, formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at The Lutheran Home in River Falls.

He was born June 12, 1911, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Christ and Emma (Fuhrman) Henkel. He was raised in the Hatchville community of Dunn County.

Herman married Helen Podoll on June 22, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage, they moved from St. Paul to Menomonie where he worked as a carpenter for many years until he retired. In 1997, they moved to River Falls where he remained the rest of his life.

Herman was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church since moving to Menomonie.

Herman is survived by his wife, Helen of River Falls; a son, Carl (Linda) of Roseville, Minn.; four grandchildren, Kara (fiancé,Michael Peek) Henkel of Hopkins,Minn., Keri Henkel of New Hope,Minn., Kevin Henkel of Fargo, ND, and Kory Henkel, at home; one brother, Walter Henkel of Spring Valley; and one sister, Elda (Ken) Valaske of Colfax.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Emma Sather; and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 3, 1999, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Wilma A. Larson

Dunn County News, Sun, April 4, 1999, p. A6

Wilma A. Larson, 88, of Colfax, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Colfax Area Nursing Home.

She was born March 8, 1911, in North Dakota to Price and Maret (Gronne) Johnson. She grew up in Emerald. She married Earl I. Larson on Oct. 1, 1931, in Rockford, Ill.

She was a member of the Colfax Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.

She is survived by one son-in-law, Gerald Scharlau of Colfax; one brother, Carlyle (Ress) Johnson of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Marvel (Harvey) Serier of Baldwin and Martha Hurtgen of Hammond; two brothers-in-law, Norman (June) Larson of Stoughton and Virgil Schultz of Sturtevant; one sister-in-law, Louana Johnson of the Twin City, Minn.; and five grandchildren, Michael (Rose) Scharlau, Gail (Bryan) Kann, and Jill (Dennis) Smith, all of Menomonie, and Diane (Tom) Govil and Anita (Daniel) Molitor, both of Eau Claire.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Gaynel Scharlau; two brothers, Ralph and Wayne Johnson; and five sisters, Pauline Hanson, Thelma Coogan, Mary Hope Schultz, Connie Jansa and Joyce Johnson.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 3, 1999, from the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Emily Henriksen

Dunn County News, Sun, April 4, 1999, p. A6

Emily Henriksen, nee Filipa, 91, formerly of Boyceville, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Sunday, April 4, 1999) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City,with the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial will be in the Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville at a later date.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. today (Sunday) until the time of service.

Marjorie F. Wagner

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr. 7, 1999, p. A6

Marjorie Fern Wagner, 76, of Menomonie, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 3, 1999, after a four-month struggle with multiple health problems.

Margie was born July 30, 1922, in Menomonie to Albert and Mabel (Miller) Rowley and lived in Menomonie her entire life.

She married Elmer J. Wagner on May 27, 1952, in Kellogg, Minn. They spent most of their married life working together in the upholstery business. She continued her work as a seamstress and also drove school bus and worked in housekeeping at North Menomonie motels. She and Elmer enjoyed traveling to warmer southwestern states during retirement, along with their pet dogs, Connie and Sheba.

Family and friends enjoyed time together and will miss her very much.

Margie is survived by her sister, Winifred Disrud of Durand; a niece, Dianne (Rowley) and Butch Preston of Chippewa Falls; a nephew, Robert (Judy) Schulze of Lakeville, Minn.; several grand and great-grand nephews and nieces; and cousins, friends and neighbors.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, her father and mother, and a brother, Lyle.

Margie's family wishes to thank those who showed their support and kindness throughout her illness. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses, staff And chaplains at Luther Hospital, The Dove Center, and the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Robert R. Schultz

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr. 7, 1999, p. A6

Robert R. Schultz, 79, of Wheeler, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1920, in Menomonie to John 0. and Sadie (Rassbach) Schultz. Robert was raised in the Menomonie area and has lived in this area most of his life. He worked for many years, at the Wilson Lime Quarry, and then for 21 years at Badger Iron Works in Menomonie, until retiring.

Robert married the former Hazel Yankee, and after her death, he later married Merle McCoy, who also preceded him in death.

Robert is survived by two sisters, Margaret Rasmussen of Glenwood City and Evelyn (Donald) Smith of Menomonie; stepchildren; step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews;. and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lyle; his first wife, Hazel; and second wife, Merle.

There will be a memorial service for Robert at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Friends may call an hour before services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Betty J. Lemke

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr. 7, 1999, p. A6

Betty J. Lemke, 76, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Betty Hencley was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Stores, Utah, to Fred and Inez (Findley) Hencley. When she was nine years old she moved to Menomonie with her mother. Betty graduated in 1940 from Menomonie High School. She then worked as an apprentice beautician for John and Vera Riley at Vanity Beauty Salon in Menomonie.

Betty married Clifford Lemke on Sept. 21, 1943, at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie. Betty worked at Vanity Beauty Salon until buying her own shop in the Marion Hotel, where she worked until 1950, when she moved to Washington, D.C., with her husband.

They lived in many different cities while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. They returned to Menomonie in 1965 and settled in a home on Tainter Lake where they lived until moving into Menomonie in 1991. Betty sold Avon products for 26 years, receiving many awards.

She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Betty is survived by her husband, Clifford "Charge" Lemke of Menomonie; two daughters, Rebecca (Warren) Holm of Elk Mound and Barbara (Stephen) LaRue of Eau Claire; three grandchildren, Priscilla Lawrie of Eau Claire, Andrew Holm of Menomonie, and Aaron Holm of Elk Mound; one great-grandson, Brandon Lawrie; one brother, Richard (Murcille) Hencley of Arden Hills, Minn.; one sister, Lois (Calvin) Frye of Westwood, Calif.; one stepbrother, Maurice Hanson of Wisconsin Rapids; one stepsister, Janice Taylor of Rockford, Ill.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She, was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harold Hencley.

Funeral services for Betty are 10:30 am. on Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie with Father Sampson Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour before services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Grace Episcopal Church.

Lucille A. Geissler

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr. 7, 1999, p. A6

Lucille A. Geissler, 79, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at her home.

The former Lucille Augusta McIntyre was born Jan. 6, 1920, in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn County, to Neil W. and Clara A. (Stuart) McIntyre. She graduated from Hay River Grade School, Colfax High School, and Dunn County Normal School.

Lucille and Arnold T. Geissler were united in marriage on April 24, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. She and her husband fanned side-by-side for 53 years in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

Lucille was active in numerous local activities, 4H, Farm Bureau, and PC.C.W. at St. Joseph's. She also took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucille was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Lucille is survived by her husband, Arnold of Menomonie; one daughter, Veronica of Menomonie; two sons, Dale (Joan) Geissler of Eau Claire and Richard (Mary) Geissler of Webster; one brother, Gilbert (Doris) McIntyre of Eau Claire; nine grandchildren, Susan Snorek of Webster, Timothy (Shonnah) McIntyre of Danbury, Michelle (Tim) Markgraft of Baldwin, Terri (George) Kocourek of Dickson, Tenn., Tracy Herman of Menomonie, Troy Leach and fiance, Melissa of Minnesota; and Joseph Geissler, Nichole Geissler and Rory Geissler, all of Eau Claire; nine greatgrandchildren, Travis and Collin Herman, Jeremy and Aaron Kocourek, Ashley Ronning, Sean and Alicia Snorek, and Gregory and Chelsey McIntyre; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis; one grandson, David; one great-grandson Bradley: sister, Violet Anderson; and brother, Samuel McIntyre.

Funeral services for Lucille are 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service.

Arlene E. Bertelsen

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr. 7, 1999, p. A6

Arlene E. Bertelsen, 68, of Downsville, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Arlene Brinkmann was born April 30, 1930, in Marshfield to William and Esther (Schaefer) Brinkmann. She was raised in the Marshfield area until the age of 10 when she moved with her family to Racine.

Arlene married Donald Racine. She worked at Wheary Luggage and in the cafeteria in St. Mary's Hospital in Racine. She and her husband lived in Racine until Don retired in 1981 when they moved to Downsville where they have since resided.

Arlene enjoyed bowling and playing cards with friends.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Donald; one brother, Gerald (Shirley) Brinkmann of Racine; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Arlene are 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour before services Friday at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Virginia B. Sorenson

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 1999, p. A8

Virginia B. Sorenson, 74, of Menomonie, formerly of Racine, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at her home.

She was born Sept. 25,1924, in Racine to Elmer and Julia (Blackburn) Sorenson. Virginia was raised in Racine and graduated in 1942 from Park High School.

After working 10 years as a secretary at J.I. Case Credit Union, Virginia worked 35 years at Racine Labor Paper, retiring in 1988. She moved to Menomonie in 1989 to take care of her mother and has lived here since.

Virginia is survived by a sister, Ellen Lange of Racine; a nephew, Roger Lange; other nephews; and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Sorenson; and a sister, Della (Martin) Walsh.

Graveside services were held Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County. Pastor Jenny Elliot officiated. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Richard R. Grundeman

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 1999, p. A8

Richard R. Grundeman, 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Menomonie to Henry and Lillian (Ziehl) Grundeman. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.

He farmed for several years in the Town of Sherman, then moved to Hartford where he worked in a foundry. From there he moved to Minnesota and worked for a rechroming company and did express package delivery. After retiring, he moved back to Menomonie where he has lived since.

Richard is survived by two sons, Ralph Grundeman of Menomonie and Chuck Grundeman of Boyceville; two daughters, Betty Grundeman of Menomonie and Kim (Warren) Booth of Holmen; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Peterson.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman with military honors by the Veterans' Honor Guard of Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Luella E. Wolske

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 1999, p. A8

Luella E. Wolske, 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Luella Elsie Wolfgram was born March 19, 19 11, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Emil and Martha (Krueger) Wolfgram. She graduated from Menomonie High School and attended Dunn County Normal School. Luella then taught school for seven years in the Menomonie area.

She married Roy Wolske on Aug. 26, 1937, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Luella owned and operated the Menomonie Club Cafe for 20 years.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and shopping. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was active at the Menomonie Senior Center for many years.

Luella is survived by her son, Richard Wolske of Chicago, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Mickie Wolfgram of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; three brothers, Harry, Clarence and Ed Wolfgram; and a sister, Leona Stratton.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt of officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Mary Ann Hamerly

Dunn County News, Sun, April 11, 1999, p. A8

Mary Ann Hamerly, 76, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Mary Ann was born. Aug. 8, 1922, in Milwaukee. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Marquette University. Mary Ann taught at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Wausau for one year before attending the University of Minnesota where she received her master's degree in nursing.

She married Louis Paul H. Hamerly on Nov. 26, 1949, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Mary Ann remained a faithful member of that parish until her death.

:Following their marriage, she taught from 1950-54 at Luther School of Nursing in Eau Claire. Mary Ann later worked 23 years as a registered nurse in the Student Health Services Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, retiring in 1992.

Mary Ann is survived by a brother-in-law, Leon Hamerly of Boise, Idaho, and many caring friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1992.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Deborah Ann Green

Dunn County News, Wed, April 14, 1999, p. 6A

Deborah Ann (Debbie) Green joined her dad and beloved grandparents in heaven on Saturday, April 10, 99.

She was born in Texas on Jan. 2, 1949, and graduated from high school there. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a master's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She taught English in Texas Public Schools and at UW-Stout and UW-Marathon County Center in Wausau. For several years she served as Christian Education Director at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie, and in various other jobs in the area, most recently as volunteer coordinator for The Bridge to Hope.

God blessed Debbie with many talents and abilities. She was a writer, singer, composer and guitarist and participated in many Menomonie Theater Guild Productions.

She was active in civic and social affairs.

Debbie is survived by two loving children, Paul and Mae Simpson, former spouse, Dave Simpson, and mother, Kathryn Bates, all of Menomonie; brother, David Daniel of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepsisters, Carol Ann Bates of Dallas, Texas, and Cathy Walkinshaw and family of Arlington, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at the First Congregational Church, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Menomonie Public Library of the Menomonie High School Library.

Raymond J. Kamish

Dunn County News, Wed, April 14, 1999, p. 6A

Raymond Joseph Kamish, 93, of Milltown, former businessman in Menomonie, passed away on Friday, April 9, 1999, at home in Milltown.

Raymond was born Dec.. 22, 1905, in Hallock, Minn., and moved to the St. Croix Falls area with his parents and siblings at a very young age.

He is survived by a son, David M. (Elizabeth) Kamish; a daughter, Judith Rae Wolfe; grandchildren, David (Janan) Wolfe, Michele (Donald) Imaizumi, Michael Ray Kamish, Lynda (Steve) Burbey, Matthew (Colleen) Kamish, Melissa Wolfe and Caylissa Wolfe, Alec Imaizumi and Brennan Kamish; three brothers, Frank, Jim, and
Kenneth; and sisters, Dorothy and Irene.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; his daughter, Virginia; his parents, Thony and Annie Kamish; a brother; several sisters; and a: son-in-law, Delmar Wolfe.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Centuria.

Doris Marie Weitzman

Dunn County News, Sun, April 18, 1999, p. A6

Doris Marie Weitzman, 83, of Stetsonville, died Tuesday, April 14, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville with the Rev. James Babler officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Sunday) at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.

Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Irene Zak

Dunn County News, Sun, April 18, 1999, p. A6

Irene Zak, 77, of Menomonie, formerly of Illinois, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Sally A. Horky

Dunn County News, Sun, April 18, 1999, p. A6

Sally A. Horky, 93, of Boyceville, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville, with Father Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville.

Friends may call at the church on Monday, April 19, 1999, from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Eugene Williams

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Eugene "Gene" Williams, 67, of Colfax, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Gene fought a hard battle with polymyasistis, which affected his lungs and heart.

Gene was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Menomonie to Frederick and Antoinette (Galoff) Williams. Gene attended grade school and high school in Menomonie and graduated in 1950 -- "Best years of your life," so said Gene.

He was employed by Wisconsin Bell and AT&T for 31 years, retiring at age 51 in 1982. Gene served in the Army for two years in Germany. He married Phyllis (Olson) Schwartz on Oct. 4, 1978, in Colfax.

Gene enjoyed doing pig roasts, hunting, politics, proud Indian logo lover, Green Bay Packers, watching his own kin playing sports, playing cards, and an occasional run to the casino. He also loved his orange hat.

Gene was a loving, caring, (and a little stubborn at times) husband, dad, grandpa and brother. He is going to be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Colfax; two sons, James (Janalyn) Williams of Gurnee, Ill., and Breck (Rose Marie) Schwartz of Menomonie; six granddaughters, Jayde Williams, of Gurnee, Rebecca and Amy Schwartz of Menomonie, and Nicole, Michelle and Danielle Schwartz of Wisconsin Rapids; two step-grandchildren, Corey and Sam Bristol of Menomonie; one brother, Patrick Williams of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Schwartz of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers-in-law, Ray (Jean) Olson of Chippewa Falls and Robert Iverson of Eau Claire; a sister-in-law, Helen (Dick) several nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeff Schwartz.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 20, 1999, from the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax was in charge of arrangements.

Lorna M. Kindschy

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Lorna M. Kindschy, 81, of Knapp, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born April 10, 1918, in the Town of Nelson, Buffalo County, to Wesley and Ella (Weichman) Letts.

On Oct. 23, 1935, she married Edwin Kindschy in Alma. They farmed in the Mondovi area until 1942, then moved to several different areas until settling in Knapp where she helped farm while tending her flowers, a large garden, making quilts, and taking time to go fishing.

Lorna is survived by four sons, Orville (Betty) Kindschy of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Marvin (Pat) Kindschy of Cottage Grove, Minn., Delbert (Sandra) Kindschy of Spring Valley, and Neil Kindschy of Knapp; two daughters, Darlene Hintzman and Frances (Norman) Hinzman, both of Wheeler; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elroy Letts of Mondovi; two sisters, Marilyn (Merle) Hermundson of Nelson and Clara Paul of Menomonie; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; daughter, Sharon; three grandchildren, Robert, Ronald and Joann; a son-in-law Raymond Hintzman; two brothers, Melvin and Marvey; and a sister, Wilma.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 20, 1999, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas, with Pastor Rachael O'Mera officiating. Interment was in Hay River Cemetery.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Travis M. Christenson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Travis Michael Christenson, 22, of Prairie Farm, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in the Town of St. Joseph, St. Croix County, as the result of an auto accident.

He was born Jan. 17, 1977, in Cumberland to Michael and Cheryl (Abbuehl) Christenson. He was raised in Prairie Farm and Green Bay and graduated in 1995 from Prairie Farm High School. Travis worked for UPS. in Green Bay and also did part time carpentry work. He was most recently employed by Nor-Lake Inc. of Hudson.

He loved to golf and enjoyed many other sports.

Travis is survived by his father, Michael Christenson of Prairie Farm; his mother, Cheryl (Abbuehl) Buhr, and her special friend, Gary Derringer, both of Green Bay; one brother, Bryant Christenson of Rice Lake; two sisters, Kara Christenson of Madison and Tiffany Buhr of Green Bay; his paternal grandmother, Edna Rye of Prairie Farm; a special friend, Lisa Olson of Cameron; aunts and uncles; other relatives; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lester Rye, and his maternal grandparents, Adolph and Alves Abbuehl.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 21, 1999, from the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial was in Akers Cemetery, rural Prairie Farm.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Thomas O. Dock

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Thomas O. Dock, 56, of Menomonie, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born May 26, 1942, to Clarence and Albertina (Suda) Dock. Tom was raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Canada, and graduated from Montevideo High School in Montevideo, Minn.

Throughout most of his life Tom was involved in the retail industry for various companies.

He married Bonnie Arnesen in 1962. They raised three children and later divorced. Tom married Dawn Weiss in 1988 in Mondovi and, they raised one daughter.

Tom was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, a die-hard Viking fan, and enjoyed plants and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn of Menomonie; one son, Robert (Nancy) Dock of Luck; three daughters, Vonda (Daniel) Essig and Mindy (Russell Jr.) Ellingboe, both of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Christa Dock of Menomonie; one brother, Larry (Joy) Dock of Durand; one sister, Betty Driscoll of Oxnard, Calif.; six grandchildren, Lucas, Samantha and Jordan Dock, Mackenzie Essig, and Derek and Aron Ellingboe; and other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bobby, and a nephew, Kelly.

Funeral services were, Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating Burial was in Thompson Valley Cemetery in Mondovi.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Merwood E. 'Slats' Beber

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Merwood E. "Slats" Beber, 99, of Menomonie, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

He was born Sept. 22, 1899, in Garrett, Ind., to Michael and Dettie (Ettline) Beber. Slats was a longtime resident and businessman in Menomonie.

He served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I and was the last surviving World War I veteran in Dunn County. He was a member of Hosford-Chase Post #32 of The American Legion and VFW Post #1039 of Menomonie. He also served many years as a Dunn County deputy sheriff.

Slats is survived by a daughter, Joan (Wally) Moen of Coon Rapids, Minn, two grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Moen and Denise (Joseph) Moriarty; four great-grandchildren, Catherine; Elizabeth, Angela, and Joseph; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amy; second wife, Margaret; parents, Michael and Deetie; stepmother, Olive; sister, Denessa (Harold) Christensen; brother, Gayle; and stepsister, Eva Schultz.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.

Marie E. Van Blaricom

Dunn County News, Wed, April 21, 1999, p. A6

Marie E. Van Blaricom, 80, of Menomonie, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie due to complications caused by diabetes.

The former Marie Ellen Engebretson was born Nov. 16, 1918, in the town of Vance Creek, Barron County, to Ingval C. and Grace' E. . (Thomas) Engebretson. She was the oldest of five children and helped her father farm. Because of this experience, she learned to love the outdoors and continued throughout her life to enjoy gardening and birdwatching.

Marie married Wayne Van Blaricom on Feb. 17, 1945, at her home in the Town of Vance Creek. After a short while they settled in Menomonie. Together, they raised six children. Always an active, hard-working person, she spent her time caring for her family, sewing, gardening, and doing all sorts of handicrafts.

While her children were young, she assumed various leadership roles with the City Ramblers 4-H Club. Her husband, Wayne, passed away on June 24, 1969. Marie will be remembered for her kindness, her energy, and her steadfastness. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Marie is survived by three sons and three daughters, Harlan (Bev) Van Blaricom of Medford, Ione (Dave) Meoska of Bagley, Carla (Brian) Hofland of Park Ridge, Ill., and Ruth Van Blaricom, Douglas Van Blaricom and Niles (Linda) Van Blaricom, all . of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Frances (Don) Denly of Hugo, Minn., Doris Voltz of Minneapolis, Minn., Vergil (Clarence) Rothe of Hudson, and Vern (Bev) Engebretson of Clear Lake; an aunt, Mildred Moe of Clear Lake; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Marie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, and her parents, Ingval and Grace Engebretson.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Donald R. Husby

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 1999, p. A6

Donald R. Husby, 76 of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 22, 1999 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born June 10, 1922 in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Louis and Bertha (Micheels) Husby.

Don graduated from Menomonie High School in 1940. He married Marlys Hintzman Oct. 30, 1943 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Don worked as a milk hauler for several years and then started his own trucking company, hauling bricks for the Menomonie Brick Company.

During, most of his life Don was farming along with his other work. Don retired from Churchill Tire and Battery Service in 1984, after working there for several years.

Don was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He loved working with his horses and he enjoyed reading as a pasttime.

And as Don often stated "He had the best wife, the best children and the best grandchildren in the world." He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Don is survived by: his wife, Marlys Husby of Menomonie; two daughters, Dianne Husby of Minneapolis, Minn. and Dr. Cindy Husby (Larry Disney) of Billings, Mont.; and son Daniel Husby of Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Edie Ernst of Minnetonka); three granddaughters, Erin, Erika and Amanda Disney; three sisters, Ruth Jacobson of Menomonie, Coly Florin of Eau Claire, and Dorothy (Herb) Schutz of Menomonie; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Clarence, Earl and Marlin Husby.

Funeral services for Don will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Agnes G. Feuker

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 1999, p. A6

Agnes G. Feuker, 88, of Elmwood, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where she resided the last 18 months.

She was born April 3, 1911, in Elmwood, the daughter of Edward and Mabel (Denning) Bates. Agnes grew up in the Elmwood community.

She married Wilbur C. Feuker on May 5, 1931, in Elmwood. After marriage, they farmed in the Nippersink area of the Town of Weston, Dunn County, rural Elmwood, for many years.

They moved into the Village of Elmwood in 1965. Wilbur died in 1989.

Agnes was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary Society and taught CCD in the home. Her hobbies included flowers, sending greeting cards, and keeping a daily diary.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosanna Einum of Moore, Okla., Mary Lou (Otto) Kurschinski of Elmwood, and Kathleen (Lynn) Erickson of Killeen, Texas; two sons, John (Kathy) of Elmwood and Bernard (Gail) of Chippewa Falls; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Angeline Wolf of Elmwood and Marie Styer of Menomonie; and two brothers, Charles and James Bates, both of Elmwood.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilbur; and three brothers, LaVern, Clarence and Lawrence Bates.

Funeral services were Friday, April 23, 1999, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Varkey Velickakathu officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery. Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood was in charge of arrangements.

Leonard W. Hasse

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 1999, p. A6

Leonard W. Hasse, 77, of St. Paul,. Minn., died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

Leonard was born May 11, 1921, in Menomonie to Ernest and Hattie (Sell) Hasse. Len served in the U.S. Army during World War IL.

On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Patricia Rafferty. He worked for the Webster Company in St. Paul.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia of St. Paul; two sons, Larry (Nancy) and Bernard (Marilyn), both of St. Paul; one daughter, Crystal (Al) Prax of Center City, Minn.; four grandchildren, Tim, Tom and Terry Prax and Krista Hasse; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter (Geneva) Hasse; two sisters-in-law, Jean and Dona Hasse; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 21, 1999, from the Mueller-Bies North Chapel in St. Paul. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bill P. Fox

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 1999, p. A6

Bill P. Fox, 60, of Ellsworth, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Menomonie.

Bill was born Sept. 7, 1938, in Durand, the son of William C. and Alice (Gilmore) Fox. He attended two years of high school in Durand and graduated in 1956 from Ellsworth High School.

He married Joan Fetgzer on Feb. 11, 1961, at St. John's Catholic Church in Plum City. He drove truck for Hines Transfer for 22 years and currently for D.E.M. Federated Trucking.

Bill enjoyed his work and collecting John Deere tractors.

He is survived by his wife of Ellsworth; two brothers, Galen (Pat) Fox of Menomonie and Phillip (Jane) Fox of Verona; three sisters, Loretta (Bob) Smith of Federal Way, Wash., and Marlys (Halsey) Hall and Phyllis (Stan) Lehman, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; his father-in-law, Wallace Fetzer of Elmwood; two nephews, Warren Fox of Ellsworth and Jim (Diane) Fox of Waupaca; a niece, Mary Jo (Mike) Coffey of Fall Creek; other nieces and nephews; and relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Warren.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11, a.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth with Father Thomas Donaldson officiating. Interment, will be in St. John's Cemetery in Plum City.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home in Ellsworth. Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home in Ellsworth in handling arrangements.

James R. Huber

Dunn County News, Sun, April 25, 1999, p. A6

James R. Huber, 72, of Colfax died Thursday, April 22, 1999 at the Cumberland Hospital in Cumberland.

James was born May 20, 1926 in Dunn County to Albert and Sadie (Lausted) Huber. He married Delores Scharlau August 10, 1950 in Dunn County and together they farmed in the Tainter area from 1954 to 1967.

James served his country in the army from 1950 to 1952. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years carrying mail in Menomonie.

He was a member of Tainter United Methodist Church and Colfax United Methodist Church, the VFW, The Colfax Men's Club and the Barbershoppers. He was a very loved and respected by the community and his family.

Jim was the past president of the Postal Union and a NARFE member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Packers.

Survivors, include: his wife Delores of Colfax, two sons, James Jr. (Trudy) of Menomonie, Gregory (Kathy) of Prairie Farm; one daughter, Linda (Ken) Burgraff of Menomonie; one brother, Merrill (Bernice) Huber; and one sister, Kathryn (Paul) Maves; 10 grandchildren, K.C., Adam, Jolinda, Melea, Heidi, Amy, Jacob, Micholas, Jarad, and Kurtis; four great grandchildren, Stephanie, Billy, Kayla and Kelsea.

Funeral services for James will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Colfax Lutheran Church. Pastor Steve Groves will officiate with burial in Tainter United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call today (Sunday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the Church on Monday.

Derrick J. Marson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 28, 1999, p. A6

Derrick J. Marson, 19, of Elmwood, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in the Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, rural Elmwood, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Derrick was born March 15, 1980, in Menomonie to James and Pamela, (Freiberg) Marson. Derrick attended elementary school in Menomonie. At age 14, he moved with his family to Elmwood.

He joined the Army National Guard in 1997 and graduated in 1999 from Elmwood High School. He held various jobs since graduation.

Derrick is survived by his parents; two brothers, Chad and Dennis, both of Elmwood; paternal grandmother, Arla Marson of Elmwood; maternal grandfather, Dennis Freiberg of Elmwood; maternal grandmother, Shirley Sand of Eau Galle; and maternal. greatgrandmother, Lillian Freiberg of Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Marson, and favorite great-aunt and great-uncle, June and Louis Stoeklen.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial Was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery-Hatchville, rural Spring Valley. Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood was in charge of arrangements.

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