Dunn County Obituaries
March-April 1998

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the January 4, 1998 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Eleanor J. Kerestes

Dunn County News, Sun, March 1, 1998, p. 6A

Eleanor J. Kerestes, age 66, of rural Boyceville, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998 at her home.

Eleanor was born March 14, 1931 in Steator, IL, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Malik) Leis.

One of four children, Eleanor was baptized in t he name of the Triune God, Oct. 8, 1931 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Streator, IL, and became a member of Christ’s holy church. She confirmed her baptismal vows in the rite of confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on March 25, 1945 promising faithfulness to her Saviour unto death.

Eleanor married Louis Kerestes June 17, 1951 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Streator, IL. She was a faithful wife and loving mother.

She accompanied her husband as they served congregations in Barrie, Ontario in 1959; Central City, PA from 1960-61; Blue Island, IL from 1961-65; and Boyceville and Connorsville from 1965-present.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Eleanor.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Louis Kerestes of Boyceville, four daughters: Elizabeth Lohfink and husband Tom of Downing, Emily Oslund and husband Gerald of Lindstrum, MN; Evangeline Mathe and husband Charles of Mukwonago and Esther Johnston and husband Lonnie of Emerald.

Also, nine grandchildren and one step-granddaughter, two great grandchildren, three sisters: Gladys Harris and husband Woodrow of Rohnert, CA, Delores Hilton of Rancho Mirage, CA, and Lillian Hinds of Joliet, IL.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, 1998 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Tiffany with Reverend Paul Weigert officiating.

Spring interment will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Connorsville.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

John T. Wilman

Dunn County News, Sun., March 1, 1998, p. 6A

John Thomas Wilman, 84, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

John was born Nov. 28, 1913, in Harve, VA, to John and Augusta (Kohn) Wilman. He was baptized and confirmed n Turtle Lake, a longtime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

John attended Cloverleaf School in Turtle Lake Township. John did farm work in Illinois and the Dakotas. He later worked as a farm hand in Cady Township for his sister, Pauline.

While in Cady Township, John met Lorraine Moldenhauer. They were married Aug. 1, 1942, at the Hatchville Parsonage. John and Lorraine farmed the Moldenhauer homestead in Cady Township until retirement.

John served on the Cady Lucas School Board. He was an avid fan and attended many horse-pulling contests.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, of Spring Valley; two sons, Eugene (Jacque) Wilman of Spring Valley, and Duane (Linda) Wilman of Wilson; one daughter, Nancy (George) Lamon of Elmwood; seven grandchildren, Tracy (Brian) Wellingotn, Chris Wilman, Jim Wilman, Lisa Wilman, Lori Wilman, Hilary Lamon and Holly Lamon; two brothers, Charles Wilman of Hillsdale and Hank Sass of Ridott, IL; two sisters, Ruth Wonzong of Rockford, IL, and Gladys Swalve of Shannon, IL; a sister-in-law, Lil Sass of Monroe; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Pauline Schultz, Marie Westphal, Lydia Janssen, Inez Sass and Edith Sass; and brothers, Fred Wiman, Ewald Sass, Harold Sass and Paul Sass.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Music was provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, and Cindy Kongshaug and Luanne Prochnow, vocalists. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers were Henry Sass, Charles Wilman, Gene Janssen, Mike Wonzong, LaVern Moldenhauer, Neil Brunkhorst, Francis Schultz and Eugene Klatt. Bearers were Chris Wilman, Jim Wilman, Brian Wellington, Charles Hillstead, Alan Timm and Barry Schafhauer.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Mabel Christianson

Dunn County News, Sun, March 1, 1998, p. 6A

Mabel E. Christianson, 91, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at her home.

Mabel was born June 14, 1906, in the Bruce area of Rusk County to Ezra and Maude (Crawford) Thaler. She was raised in the Bruce area and attended Rusk County Normal School and taught school for two years.

She married Elmer Christianson Nov. 20, 1926, in Duluth, MN. After marriage, they farmed in the Bruce area until 1944, when they moved to Menomonie. They farmed for many years in the Town of Menomonie.

After Elmer’s death in 1966, she worked at various places in the Menomonie area. She later moved into Menomonie and in 1991 moved to the Memorial Heights Apartments, where she remained the rest of her life.

Mabel is survived by three daughters, Marian (Eldon) Williamson and Carol Tischman, both of Menomonie, and Audrey Bracher of Elk Mound; five sons, Myron (Mary) of Eau Claire, and Gilbert (Rosemary), Lyle (Helen), Calvin (Bobbie), and Vic (Sandy), all of Menomonie; a foster son, Carl (Joyce) Hoff of Troy, Mont; two sisters, Opal Lokowich of Harris, MN, and Shirley Marsh of Bruce; 32 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Allen; two foster sons, James and Edward Hoff; three sisters, and five brothers.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Mamre Cemetery, Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Lena M. Zahurones

Dunn County News, Sun, March 1, 1998, p. 6A

Lena M. Zahurones, 85, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Lena Schenten was born Jan. 6, 1912 in Poskin to Nick and Margaret (Ehl) Schenten.

Lena married George Zahurones Sep. 16, 1933, in Almena. After their marriage, they lived in several places, mostly in the Barron area. In 1949, they moved to Menomonie, where they have lived since.

Lena was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. She enjoyed gardening and loved her family.

Lena is survived by three daughters, Dorothy (Richard) Hage of Hammond, Jan (Gene) Larson of Menomonie, and Betty (Franklin) McCurdy of Centuria; two sons, Lester (Sandy) Zahurones of Belvidere, IL, and Donald (Cheryl) Zahurones of West Salem; two sisters, Suzanne Hiber of California and Marie Schenten of Rice Lake; one brother, Nick (Billie) Schenten of Barron; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son, Georgie; one brother; five sisters; and a son-in-law, Frank Whitney.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb,. 27, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Clarence R. Stratton

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 4, 1998, p. 6A

Clarence R. Stratton, 81, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Clarence was born Jan. 8, 1917, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Howard and Mary (Schwartz) Stratton. He was raised and lived most of his life in the Town of Menomonie.

He married Dorothy Hofacker on May 4, 1943, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Menomonie. They moved into the City of Menomonie in September 1996.

He served 16 years as supervisor of the Town of Menomonie.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Dorothy; six sons, William (Elaine) of Dousman, Charles (Dianne) of Rochester, MN, Kenneth of Bloomington, MN, and Douglas (Christine), Dennis (Julie) and Mark (Carol) all of Menomonie; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Francis of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Hanroku 'Hank' Ishii

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 4, 1998, p. 6A

Hanroku "Hank" Ishii, 73, of Menomonie, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Hanroku was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Sparks, Nev., to Kametaro and Tane (Gowa) Ishii. He was raised in Sparks and graduated from high school in that community. Hank then attended the Hamilton Watch Co. School in Lancaster, Pa., and became a licensed watch maker.

He served in the U.S. Army, doing additional training in watch making and optics at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. After his training, he became an instructor in watch making at Aberdeen.

On Oct. 31,1949, Hank came to Menomonie and worked for Anshus Jewelers as a watch maker until 1981. During this time, he became a master watch maker and also took classes in jewelry making at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He then purchased his own jewelry business, Van Drake Jewelers, in West St. Paul, MN.

Hank married Donna Mickelson on Oct. 11, 1952, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and gardening. Hank also enjoyed harvesting the natural bounty, collecting mushrooms and watercress and picking berries.

Hank is survived by his wife, Donna Ishii of Menomonie; a son, Craig (Catherine) Ishii of South St. Paul, MN; one grandson, Kyle; three sisters, Masako Matsumoto of Chicago, IL, and Toshiko (Gary) Muramoto and Fumiko (Osamu) Shimada, both of Sacramento, CA; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Hanichi and Hiroshi.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 4, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. A flag presentation was conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family suggests memorials to the Second Chance for Life Foundation or donor's choice.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Jesse L. Wilkening

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 4,1998, p. 6A

Jesse L. Wilkening, 14, died Monday, March 2, 1998 at his home in the Town of Tainter.

Jesse was born May 18, 1983, in San Diego, CA, to Dale and Melissa (Freer) Wilkening. He and his family have lived in the Menomonie area the past two years. Jesse was a freshman at Menomonie High School and he enjoyed hunting and fishing during his free time. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Jesse is survived by his parents, Sale and Melissa Wilkening of Colfax; a brother, Dustin, at home; paternal grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Wilkening of Wadena, MN; material grandmother, Donna Newlun of Jefferson, Ohio; material grandfather, John Freer of Buchtel, Ohio; and other friends and relatives.

Jesse was preceded in death by an aunt, Kathy Prine; paternal grandmother Shirley Wilkening; and material great-grandparents Elmer and Florence Bowen.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. The family will meet with friends from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of service.

Vincent J. Myrick

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 8, 1998, p. 6A

Vincent J. Myrick, 84, of Altoona, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Oakwood Villa Nursing Home.

He was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Elk Mound to Fred and Sarah (Livingston) Myrick. He graduated from Elk Mound High School and received his teaching degree from UW-Stout. Vince taught mechanical drafting at Chippewa Valley Technical College until his retirement in 1977.

He was a member of Altoona Methodist Church and also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 112. Vince was an avid sportsman and enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Altoona; his son, Joe (Kathy) Myrick of Green Bay; a daughter, Eileen (Jim) Bizeau of Escanaba, Mich.; two step-daughters, Cheryl Johnson of Eau Claire and Joyce Wolter of Osseo; a stepson, Richard Illbeck of Eau Claire; two sisters, Crystal (Norman) Nelson of Elk Mound, and Winifred (Bud) Wheeler of Elk Mound; 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 2 at Altoona Methodist Church. Burial will be in the spring at Waneka Cemetery. Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home assisted the family.

Gertrude J. Elstad

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 8, 1998, p. 6A

Gertrude J. Elstad, 83, formerly of Boyceville, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Gertrude was born June 24, 1914, in the Town of Tiffany to Levi and Christina (Strand) Diller. She attended school in Boyceville, where she graduated from high school. She also attended Dunn County Normal School for two years.

Gertrude taught elementary school in rural Boyceville area.

Gertrude married Helmer Elstad on Dec. 29, 1941, in Downing. Gertrude later worked at Glenhaven Nursing Home as the bookkeeper for many years. She has been a resident of Glenhaven for the past 2-1/2 years.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Connorsville. She enjoyed reading, gardening and working in the yard.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Helmer on Feb. 23, 1990, two sisters, Alta Carlson and Eleanor Dettman; and two brothers, Charles and Merl Diller.

Gertrude is survived by a sister, Murial Anderson and husband Allan of Palmerton, Pa., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville with Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Spring interment will be in the Mound Cemetery, Downing.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Thursday, March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services at the church.

William L. Lamb

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 8, 1998, p. 6A

William John "Billy" Lamb, 27, of Norfolk, VA, went to be with the Lord, Feb. 7, 1998.

He is survived by his parents, Melvin and Rose Lamb; a daughter, Elizabeth Rose Lamb of Norfolk; three sisters, Melanie Wilcox of Newport News, Marilyn Lamb of Hampton and Michelle Moore of Norfolk; five brothers, Dean Smith of Norfolk, Nickolas Backas of Elkview, WV, James Lamb and Patrick Lamb, both of Norfolk, and Allen Poland of Portsmouth; and a grandmother, Edna Trainor of Menomonie, WI. He was also loved by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Faith Temple Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church in Norfolk, by the Rev. Roland Taylor.

A private interment will be held at a later date. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, Va.

Inez E. Hanson

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 8, 1998, p. 6A

Inez E. Hanson, 95, of Bloomer, formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer.

Inez was born Aug. 15, 1902. Inez was born and raised in Menomonie, and was the daughter of Arthur E. and Lily Belle (Markham) Finley. She married Fred James Hencley on June 10, 1921 in Texas.

After marriage they lived in Texas, Salt Lake City, and Seattle before returning to Menomonie in 1929.

She worked as a mid-wife and as a Practical Nurse at Memorial Hospital.

She married Orville Tilleson in 1947, he died in 1948. She later married Guy Hanson in 1953.

They lived on Tainter Lake for several years before moving to Tantara apartments. Guy died in 1983, and since 1987, Inez has been a resident of the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer where she has remained the rest of her life.

Inez is survived by three children, Betty (Clifford) Lemke of Menomonie, Richard (Murcille) Hencley of Arden Hills, MN, and Lois (Calvin) Frye of Westwood, CA; a stepson, Maurice Hanson of Wisconsin Rapids; a stepdaughter, Janice Taylor of Rockford, IL; a sister, Jeannette Carney of Winona, MN; 14 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, a son Harold Hencley, and a sister Ethel Taylor.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9 at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie with Rev. Leslie McAbee officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in the Township of Menomonie.

Friends may call form 9:30 a.m. to the time of services at the church on Monday.

The family prefers memorials to the Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert T. Husby

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Robert T. Husby, 55, of LeSueur, MN, formerly of Prescott and Menomonie, WI, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, in Le Sueur.

Bob was born and raised in Menomonie. He was the son of Clarence and Ellen (Stoll) Husby. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Menomonie High School.

For the last 30 years, he worked for Chicago/Northwestern Railroad, which eventually became Burlington Northern Railroad. He lived mostly in the Prescott and Menomonie areas and recently in Le Sueur.

Bob was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and golf. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Lorelyn (Joseph) Scarpelli of Evansville; two sons, Joel Husby, Menomonie and Jason (Megan) Husby, Prescott; four grandchildren, Joseph, Brianna and Nicholas Scarpelli and Aleka Husby; his mother, Ellen Husby, Menomonie; three sisters, Jackie Shepler, Racine, Linda Kuhn, Brown Deere, Susan Richards, Menomonee Falls; and two brothers, Thomas Husby, Shakopee, MN, and Paul Husby, Brazil.

Bob was preceded in death by his father an done brother, Gerald.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Shulte officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery - Big River, Town of Oak Grove, Pierce County, rural River Falls.

Visitation and prayer service were Tuesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Bertha K. Williams

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Bertha K. Williams, 90, of Elmwood died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Bertha was the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Albright) Pax. She was born in Dunn County and grew up in west-central Wisconsin.

She married Loyd Williams. After marriage, she worked as a cook and waitress at various restaurants in the area. Loyd died in 1966.

She was a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home for the past seven years.

Bertha is survived by two sons, Pat (Dee) of Racine and Bob of Menomonie; one daughter, Faye (Virgil) Miller, Knapp; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Theodore Pax, Baldwin; two sisters, Betty McCloud and Marie Abrens, Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one daughter in infancy; one grandson, Kenneth Williams; two sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elmwood. Rev. George Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the Lucas Cemetery, Town of Lucas.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Elmwood, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Clifford G. Larrabee

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Clifford G. Larrabee, 88, of Menomonie died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Clifford was born Aug. 25, 1909, in the Town of Spring Brook to LaMont and Mary (Gierke) Larrabee. He attended Forest Center School and then farmed in the Town of Spring Brook. He later moved to Richland Center, where he worked as a carpenter.

Clifford married the former Grace E. Frye on Aug. 9, 1932, in Richland Center. In 1973, he returned to the Menomonie area and continued doing carpenter work until retiring.

Clifford was a licensed minister of the Nazarene Church and a member of the Forest Center Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by six daughters, Verla Adzima, Racine, Viola (Art) Dahl, Menomonie, Rosella Beach, Chicago, Evangeline Ewing, Richland Center, Mary Larrabee, Menomonie, Gracie (John) Youngblood, Superior; two sons, James (Joyce) Larrabee, Menomonie and Jerry (Freda) Larrabee, Richland Center; two brothers, Merle (Emma) Larrabee, Menomonie, and Lyman (Vernetta) Larrabee, Corvalis, OR; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers and five sisters; an infant son; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Clifford will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, 1998, at the Forrest Center Church of the Nazarene, in the Town of Spring Brook, with Rev. Ron VanWey and Rev. Carlton Zehrt officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Center Cemetery.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service Friday.

Rose A. Huebner

Dunn County News, Wed Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Rose A. Huebner, 83, of Elmwood, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at her home.

Rose was born Nov. 22, 1914, and raised in Pierce County, rural Elmwood. She was the daughter of Edward and Hannah (Kainz) Marson. She grew up in the Elmwood community.

She married Arthur Huebner on June 7, 1932, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood.

After marriage, they farmed for a few years before moving into the Village of Elmwood. She worked at the egg station in Elmwood for a few years. Rose worked for Sailer's Market for more than 30 years until she retire din 1993. Arthur died in 1978, and she has remained in Elmwood the rest of her life.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Kardash of Elmwood, Betty (William) Hawkins, Elmwood, Mary (John) Stricklin, Menomonie; one son, Jerry (Janet) Huebner, Ellsworth; one sister, Lorena Sailer, Elmwood; a daughter-in-law, Rita Huebner, Eau Claire; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, William and Arthur; and a daughter, Ruth.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. George Becker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday.

Rhiel's Funeral Service-Elmwood is serving the family.

Lawrence Husby

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Lawrence Husby, 81, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Lawrence was born March 28, 1916 in Menomonie to Benjamin and Catherine (Wolbert) Husby. He was raised in Menomonie and farmed most of his life in the Town of Weston.

Lawrence married Frieda Klatt on May 20, 1938 in Stillwater, MN. After her death, Lawrence later married Lavone (Kraft) Benson on Nov. 15, 1991, in Menomonie.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling and anything to do with horses. Lawrence loved his family and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Lawrence is survived by his wife; four sons, Lawrence W. (Cynthia), Eau Claire, Robert C. (Jody), Morris A. (Vicki), Menomonie; and three daughters, Carol A. (Stan) Voelker, Wilson, Jean M. (Chris) Langlois, Menomonie, Aisha (Sikandar) Bashir, Eagan, MN, and Bradley (Jean) Husby, Menomonie.

He is also survived by nine stepchildren, Sandra (Dennis) Grimm, New Auburn, MN; Sharon Benson, Grove City, OH; Beverly (James) Glampe, Hudson; Phyllis (Mike) Jenson, Elk Mound; David (Cheri) Benson, Elk Mound; Joseph (Tina) Benson, Casper, WY; Dawn Jordan, Mazomanie; Mark Benson, Eau Claire and Mary (Dan) Sautter, Eau Claire.

Other survivors are 13 grandchildren, Pam (Jim) Howe, Jeff (Stacy) Husby, Brian (Karen) Voelker, Cheryl and Kathryn Voelker, Allison, Lindsay and Brock Meriwether, Ryan and Joshua Husby, Shazia and Tariq Bashir,and Ashley Husby.

Also, seven great-grandchildren, Brent and Amanda Howe, Robert, Nathan, Samuel and Benjamin Voelker and Joshua Husby; 28 step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by four brothers and one sister, Francis (Betty) Husby, Everett, WA, Eugene (Lois) Husby, Eau Claire, Richard Husby, Menomonie, Herbert (Mary) Husby, Elmwood, Helen (Marshall) Gallman, Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Frieda; and a step great-granddaughter, Kandas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Olson's Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

JoAnn R. Slind

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

JoAnn R. Slind, 63, of Superior, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Madison,WI, on March 30, 19334, and had lived in Superior for the last 25 years. JoAnn was a homemaker, a member of Cathedral of Christ the King and a member of the Henry S. Blomberg Post #847 Auxiliary.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Douglas; three sons, Steven, Boyceville, Jay, LaCrosse, and Charles, Superior; two daughters, Amy Latvala and Patricia Slind, Superior; three brothers, Tom Bisson, Wheeler, Richard Bisson, Waverly, MN, and David Bisson, Glenwood,MN; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Boyceville, with the Rev. Robert Urban officiating. Interment will be in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Luke's Hospice Unit, c/o St. Luke's Hospital, 915 E. First Street, Duluth, MN.

No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are by the Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home of Superior.

Charles Nowaskey

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Charles E. Nowaskey, 78, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Charles, the son of Charles and Joanna (Zgorecki) Nowaskey, was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Everson, Pa, where he was raised.

He graduated from Scottsdale High School in Scottsdale, Pa. After high school, he worked in Cleveland, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army as a medic. After the service, he came to Menomonie and attended Stout College.

He married Virginia Barnes April 1, 1948. He spent his working years in construction and his last 20 years at UW-Stout as a carpenter. Virginia died March 15, 1997.

Charles is survived by two sons, Steve and David (Rosemary) Nowaskey, Menomonie; two grandsons, Daniel and Peter Nowaskey, Menomonie; one granddaughter, Jenna Nowaskey, Cumberland; two step-granddaughters, Stacy and Stephanie Weber, Menomonie; and two brothers, Jim of Las Vegas, Nev, and Harry of Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home. A prayer service was held Monday night.

Tinka E. Andrews

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11,1998, p. 6A

Tinka E. Andrews, 87, of Wheeler, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services for Tinka will be 2 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Wheeler with Rev. Eugene Wekander officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Alma E. Stoner

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 11, 1998, p. 6A

Alma E. Stoner, 94, of Connorsville, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Alma Swanson was born Jan. 23, 1904, in Dallas to Olaf and Elna (Bengston) Swanson. Alma resided in Dunn County most of her life. She was currently living in Connorsville.

Alma enjoyed crocheting and other handwork. She also liked to garden and was devoted to her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Audrey (Matts) Grahn, Gig Harbor, WA, Beth Kosharek, Boyceville; two sons, Elvin (Judy) Eau Claire and Carroll (Nina), Kelso, WA; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins and other relatives and friends.

Alma was preceded in death by three children, Betty, Cleal and Albert Stoner; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Alma will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Crites officiating.

Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and an hour before the service Sunday.

Rodney D. Dettman

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 15, 1998, p. 6A

Rodney D. Dettman, 59, of rural Isanti, MN, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Cambridge Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 11, 1938, in Boyceville to Arvied and Eleanor (Diller) Dettman. He was raised in Boyceville, attended school there, and graduated from Boyceville High School in 1957.

He was baptized on Feb. 9, 1946, at Evangelical Lutheran Church and confirmed on May 24, 1953, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyceville.

Rodney served in the Army from September 1957 through September 1959. He trained at Fort Carson, CO, and then Fort Leonard Wood,MO. He was in construction and was a machine operator in the 554th Engineering Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood. He was honorably discharged and received a good conduct medal.

After his Army service, he worked for Hedlund Manufacturing in Boyceville before starting at Honeywell on March 14, 1960.

In high school, Rodney met Dolores Dresser of Knapp. They were married Feb. 11, 1961, at St. John's Lutheran Church of Boyceville. They made their home in rural Boyceville until November 1961, when they moved to Minneapolis. A year later, they bought a home in Lexington Village, MN, and then in the fall of 1966, they moved to Cedar, MN. In the spring of 1974, they moved to rural Isanti, where they have since made their home.

At Honeywell, he worked in assembly for one year, then as a punch press operator. He ran the Large Cold Former Press for several years at 502 New Brighton. He retired from Honeywell/Alliant Tech Inc. on Oct. 1, 1993.

His hobbies included fishing and camping in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, especially Lake Chippewa at Hayward. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and wildlife.

During his retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at Industries Inc. at Cambridge.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Isanti; a daughter, Cindy, and grandsons, Jason Norberg and Santana Peters of Isanti; son, Kendall of Mounds View; father, Arvied Dettman of Boyceville; two brothers, Leon Dettman of Plano, IL, and Garry Dettman of Boyceville; his mother-in-law, Vera Dresser of Cambridge; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Peters; mother, Eleanor Dettman; grandparents Louis and Lydia (Schultz) Dettman and Levi and Christina (Strand) Diller; sister-in-law Alice (Stelter) Dettman; brother-in-law, Wesley Dresser; and father-in-law, Harold Dresser.

Funeral services were Friday, March 13, 1998, at the Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. David Dahlberg sang "Hymn" and "How Great Thou Art". Cremation followed the funeral service with burial at a later date.

C. Earl Burton

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 15, 1998, p. 6A

C. Earl Burton, 99, of Deer Park, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Maple Manor Healthcare in New Richmond.

Earl was born June 12, 1898, in the Town of Eau Galle to Clarence and Adeline (Faley) Burton. Earl farmed in the Town of Forest from 1919 to 1946.

Earl married Barbara Van Blaircom on April 9, 1923, in Minneapolis, MN. In 1946 they moved to the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, where they lived until 1959. Upon retiring, Earl moved to the Knapp area, spending the past five years in Deer Park.

Earl was an avid pool player. He liked horse pulling, skidding logs and gardening. Earl loved children and being around them and had a great sense of humor.

Earl is survived by three sons, Dave Burton of Whitefish, Mont., Gaylen (Rosella) Burton of downing, and Ivan (Juanita) Burton of Deer Park; three daughters, Beulah (Kenneth) Morrison of Prinston, MN, Alexa Johnson of Waltham, Mass., and Harriet Knops of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Carrie Kussrow of Knapp; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara, in September 1978; four brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 14, at United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Spring interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Town of Stanton.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Neil L. McClellan

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 15, 1998, p. 6A

Neil L. McClellan, 65, of Eau Galle, WI, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Neil was born in Menomonie to John and Laura (Wieman) McClellan on April 5, 1932. He was raised in Menomonie.

He married Dorothy Bauer on Aug. 3, 1968, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, they resided in Eau Galle.

He worked for the City of Menomonie. He retired in 1989 due to ill health. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Eau Galle Legion Post.

Neil is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one brother, Clarence (Betty) of Newbury Park, CA; two sisters, Vada Husby of Menomonie and Irene (Frank) Kratowicz of Kenosha, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand. Rev. Roy Mish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Henry's Cemetery, Eau Galle.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 16 and one hour prior to service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Melvin Simonson

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 15,1998, p. 6A

Melvin G. Simonson, 70, of Boyceville, WI, passed away Friday, March 13, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System, Menomonie.

He was born July 25, 1927, in Colfax to Sigurd Simonson and Florence (Knutson) Simonson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947 as a radar man in the South Pacific.

He married Elaine Flynn on June 8, 1958, at Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Boyceville; two sons, Mark (Christine) of Colfax and John (Becky) of Menomonie; one daughter, Susan (Larry "Bud") Gilbertson of Boyceville; mother-in-law Julia Flynn of Boyceville; a sister, Shirley Simonson of West Bend; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth; and one sister, Irene Kelly.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 16, 1998, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Wheeler,with Pastor Gene Wekander officiating and military rites by the Boyceville American Legion. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15,1998, at Sampson Funeral Chapel, Colfax, an done hour before the service Monday at the church.

Gladys M. Sketch

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 18, 1998, p. 6A

Gladys M. Sketch, 75, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 14,1998, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The former Gladys Thompson was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Cyrus, MN, to Eugene and Hilda (Foss) Thompson. She later moved to California where she met and married Clifford Sketch.

Gladys retired from the Owens Illinois Glass Factory in Oakland, CA, where she worked for 35 years. In June 1991, she moved to Menomonie to live with her sister, Clarice Wente.

She is survived by one sister, Clarice Wente, of Menomonie; three brothers, Donald L. Thompson of Minneapolis, John E. Thompson of Wausau, and Dennis Thompson of Sioux Falls, SD; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; five sisters; and one brother.

No services are planned. Her body will be cremated. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with arrangements.

Clarence W. Ader

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 22, 1998, p. 6A

Clarence W. Ader, 93, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 30, 1904, in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County to Louis and Mary (Kannel) Ader. He was raised n the Town of Eau Galle and farmed in the Eau Galle area before moving in the 1940's to Menomonie.

He worked for several years in Menomonie before returning to farming on his cousin's farm south of Menomonie until he retired. He remained in Menomonie the rest of his life.

He is survived by his brother, LaVerne Ader of Menomonie; three nieces; three nephews and other friends and relatives.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jerome and Francis.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20 at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Leonard H. Krumrie

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 22, 1998, p. 6A

Leonard H. Krumrie, 82, died Sunday, March 1,1998, at home with family at his side.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Gerald (Judy) Krumrie of Afton, MN, Bonnie (Gerry) Erickson of Eagan, MN, Kenneth (Mary Kay) Krumrie of Milltown, Karen (Larry) Chapple of Ham Lake, MN, Sharon (Harold) Loch of Cold Spring, MN, Charles Krumrie of West St. Paul, MN, Deborah (Kevin) Renken of Cottage Grove, MN, and Marlene (Krumrie) Jordan of Fridley, MN; one brother, Harry Krumrie of Wittenberg; one sister, Anna (Krumrie) Bird of Boyceville; his dear friend, Nellie Fritsche of South St. Paul; 31 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; 12 brothers and sisters; wife, Hazel Zobel; wife, Esther Poore; and son, Leonard.

Memorial services were Tuesday, March 3, with private interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

James H. Kern

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 22, 1998, p. 6A

and Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

James H. Kern, 38, of Halls, Tenn, formerly of the Menomonie area, died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 1998, en route to the hospital in Memphis, TN.

Jim was born Aug. 25, 1959, in Neenah to Robert Sr. and June (Pahr) Kern.

He is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Bruender-Kern of Menomonie; his loving companion, Rosemary Brennan and her two children, Jessica and Stephanie Peck of Halls, formerly of the Menomonie area; his parents, Robert Sr. and June Kern of McFarland; four sisters; one brother; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jim was currently employed by Ron's Trucking of Wilson. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Private services are pending.

James L. Brandvold

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 22, 1998, p. 6A

James "Jim" Lyn Brandvold, 64, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family in Phoenix on Monday, March 16, 1998.

James is survived by his father, Arthur, Spring Valley; wife, Clissene, Phoenix, former wife, Anne, Minnetonka, MN; brother, William (Becky), Mattoon, IL; daughter, Jacquelyn (Bill), Anchorage, Alaska; sons Christopher (Karen), Littleton, CO, and Michael, Minnetonka, MN; seven grandchildren and many friends.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 27 years served. He was a retired "cementologist."

Visitation is Monday, March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at Strobeck-Johnson, 1400 Main St., Hopkins, MN. The funeral service is at 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at Wilson Lutheran Church, Wilson.

Memorials preferred to JLB Cabin Memorial Fund, c/o M. Brandvold, P.O. Box 1159, Minnetonka, MN 55345 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 80014.

Mavis M. Rudiger

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

Mavis M. Rudiger, 78, of Menomonie, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at her home with hospice.

The former Mavis Marie Merriman was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Ellsworth to Arvia and Inez (Roatch) Merriman. Mavis was raised in Ellsworth and graduated in 1938 from Ellsworth High School.

She owned and operated the Little Grand Cafe in Ellsworth and later worked at the Hudson House. Before her marriage, Mavis worked as a waitress at the Flame Lounge in Menomonie. She married Eugene Rudiger Feb. 18, 1946, in Menomonie. Mavis was then a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family.

She was a member of the Hudson Road Homemakers and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Mavis loved bowling and bowled in the Bowlerettes League. She was also an avid Packer fan and stock car racing fan.

Mavis will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Rudiger of Menomonie; four sons, Jerry Rudiger of Copper Hill, Va., Tom Rudiger of Jackson, MN, and Lee (Marilyn) Rudiger and Steve (DiAnn) Rudiger of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren, James,Alicia, Terra and Gaia Rudiger, Kurt (donna) Rudiger, Jeffrey (Jessica) Rudiger, Mark (Jennifer Rudiger, Thom J. Rudiger, Angela (Todd) Hamlet, and Tina, Heidi and Mindy Rudiger; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hayley and Gavin Rudiger; two sisters, Maxine (Paul) Buck of Roberts and Ramona "Monie" Merriman of River Falls; four brothers, Bill (Louise) Merriman of Hayward, Everal "Bud" Merriman of Couderay, Max (Betty) Merriman of River Falls, and Merlin (Bonnie) Merriman of Baldwin; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Jean; and two brothers, Lee and Rex.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Ruby J. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

Ruby J. Johnson went home to her heavenly father, husband and son on Monday, March 23, 1998.

She was born May 2, 1913 to Hans and Mable Solberg.

Ruby married Alfred G. Johnson May 18, 1935. Al preceded her in death in 1984. She worked at Georges Grocery, Ruby's Drapery, and Kerms.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her son, David (Constance) of Altoona; three brothers, Arnold, Gordon and Victor (Kathy) Solberg; two sisters, Blanch Everson and Betty Peterson; grandchildren, Mark (Evelyn) Meuert, Julie McElroy, John, Wendy (Jeff), Scott Johnson, Cindy Weidler, Steve (Tina) and Mike Johnson, Rick Eisold and Ted Eisold; and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Matt McElroy, Jason, Travis Johnson, Nathan, Nicholas Johnson, Jaylene Johnson,Carmen, Brett Meuret, and Zachary and Amber Eisold.

She is further survived by her special friend, Clara Joan Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Jankowski and Thelma Jensen.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Gary.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25, at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Esse officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Gardens.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

George L. Donicht

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

George L. Donicht, 84, of Boyceville, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

George was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Downing to Paul and Lillian (Hanson) Donicht. George farmed with his father and brothers for several years. He later worked as a woodsman and lived in Siren, and later moved to Boyceville. Due to illness, George became a resident of Glenhaven in January 1998.

He is survived by special friend and companion, Florence Carlberg of Boyceville; a brother, Walter Donicht of Glenwood City; two sisters, Viola Hoitomt of Boyceville and Lucille (Clifford) Marlett of Menomonie; four nieces, Diana (Dennis) Lentz of Eau Claire, Joyce (Lewie) Benitz of Wisconsin Rapids, Lois (Miles) Miller of Shell Lake, and Irene (Bob) Bjorklund of Cromwell, MN; three nephews, Myron (Janice) Hoitomt of Hager City, MN, LaVerne (Peggy) Hoitomt of Glenwood City, and Barry (Pat) Marlett of Hudson; and other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a brother, Raymond, and a sister, Clara Nordby.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Mound Cemetery in Downing. Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Lloyd Sweeney

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

Lloyd Sweeney, 20, of Rice Lake, formerly of Spring Valley, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Lloyd L. Sweeny

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 1, 1998, p. 6A

Lloyd Louis Sweeny, 20, of Rice Lake, formerly of Spring Valley, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Lloyd was born Oct. 8, 1977, in Menomonie. Lloyd grew up in the Spring Valley and Elmwood areas. He attended school in Elmwood and graduated in 1996 from Elmwood High School.

Lloyd was a Specialist 4 in the Army Reserve, 327th Engineer Company, in Ellsworth. He planned to attend Barron County Community College this fall to become a teacher.

Survivors include his mother, Colleen (Lorn) Flanscha of Spring Valley; his father, Lloyd A. (Debra) Sweeny of Menomonie; his sisters, Jennifer Sweeny of Eau Claire, Bonnie Sweeny, Rebecca Flanscha and Mirranda Sweeny, all of Spring Valley, Brandi Flanscha of Menomonie, and Jessica Flanscha of Manitowoc; maternal grandparents, Louis and Betty Rineck of Menomonie; two nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins; other relatives, and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his maternal great-grandparents and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Peterson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25, at St. John's Lutheran Church-Hatchville. Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the service with music provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, and congregational singing. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Josh Bleskacek was honorary bearer. Regular bearers were Kris Ramos, Jesse Kauffeld, Chad Langer, Larry Rineck Jr., Travis Robarge, Thomas Anderson and Nicholas Anderson.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Leo A. Schlough

Dunn County News, Wed, Mar 25, 1998, p. 6A

Leo A. Schlough, 76, of Boyceville, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

Leo was born Oct. 1, 1921, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County. He attended Little Beaver Grade School, then farmed in the Town of Sheridan. He also hauled milk to the Graytown Creamery for a time, and liked to do welding and blacksmith work, as well as hunting and fishing in his spare time. Because of ill health, he resided the last year at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He is survived by one brother, Virgil (JoAnn) Schlough of St. Charles, MO; four sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Flanagan of Prairie Farm, Millie (Lester) Schleusner and Elsie (Ray) Schleusner, both of Ridgeland, and Joan (Walt) Kaiser of Boyceville; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Marie (Danobsky) Schlough. Funeral services are 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, is handling arrangements.

Ruby B. Drury

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Ruby B. Drury, 91, formerly of Knapp died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls.

The former Ruby Smith was born Feb. 17, 1907 in the Town of Lucas to True William and Addie Mae (Isaac) Smith.

She married Forrest Drury in 1924. After their marriage they farmed in the Knapp area for many years. Ruby enjoyed quilting and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The past two years she has resided at the Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls.

Ruby is survived by: two sons and two daughters - Albert "Gene" (Jackie) Drury, St. Paul, MN; Margaret Keeley, Knapp; Donald Drury, Boyceville; Evelyn (Clayton) Yoder, Knapp; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Eli Smith and a sister, Lila Howe.

Funeral services for Ruby will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 30 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service on Monday.

Mabel Inez Ashcraft

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Mabel Inez Ashcraft, 84, died at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie on Friday, March 27, 1998.

Mabel was born in Wooster, Texas. She was the first-born child of Thomas Edward and Mabel Ida (Steinman) Archer. At the age of five, the family moved to a farm in rural St. Paul, Kansas.

In December 1936 she married Loren Edward Ashcraft and moved to Lompoc, CA. Loren drowned in a fishing accident on the cliffs of the Pacific in April 1937. Mabel returned to the home of her parents in Kansas where her daughter was born in December 1937.

Mabel was a teacher in various Kansas schools for 43 years. She retired in June 1978 in Gardner, Kansas, where her last 23 years of teaching were all in the same fourth grade classroom. She was a graduate of Erie Kansas High School, Parsons Kansas Junior College,. She completed bachelor's and master's degrees in education at Kansas State College in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Mabel was honored as a Master Teacher during her tenure in the Gardner School System. While in Gardner, she was an active member of the Odd Fellows and Rebeccas Lodge, the Priscilla Quilting Circle and the Presbyterian Church.

In November 1996 she moved to Menomonie to be closer to her daughter. She joined the United Methodist Church and was active in the Joyce Circle of the United Methodist Women until her health failed. She was also a member of the GFWD-Menomonie Women's Club.

She enjoyed traveling, embroidery, crocheting, handquilt making, reading and her pet cat, Digit, during her retirement years in Gardner and Menomonie.

She is survived by her only daughter, Lorna Rinck, Menomonie; a sister, Mae Ashcraft, Pueblo, CO; two brothers Thomas Earl (Anne) Archer, Canoga Park, CA; Forrest M. (Kimie) Archer, Tacoma, WA; five nephews; three nieces; five grandnephews; four grandnieces; an uncle, Rev. E.A. Dains, Topeka, Kansas, and several cousins.

Mabel is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Loren; a sister, Hazel Zoe; a brother-in-law, Vaughn Ashcraft and a son-in-law, Joe A. Rinck.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial of cremains will be in East Hill Cemetery in Erie, Kansas, at a later date. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the United Methodist Church in Menomonie or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Carl J. Webb

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Carl J. Webb, 86, of Homewood, IL, died Friday, March 27, 1998.

Carl was born and raised in the Eau Galle area. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Baier) Webb. On July 6, 1932 he married Emily C. Styer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage, they farmed from 1932 to 1934 in the Eau Galle area. They moved to Menomonie where they resided until 1955 when they moved to Chicago Ridge, IL.

In 1974, Carl retired from Caterpiller where he was a tool and dye maker and they moved to Arkansas. In 1980 they moved to Homewood, IL where he has remained the rest of his life. Emily died February 3, 1995.

He is survived by: three daughters Pauline Jennings, Aurora, IL; Maurice (Wayne) Swearingen and Mary Webb, Oak Forest, IL; four sons, Roland of Sioux Falls, SD; Jerome (Jean) and Richard, Homewood, IL, and Donald of Yukon, Okla; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Carl is preceded in death by his wife, by his parents, four brothers, and nine sisters.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31 at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday night.

Gladys M. Sneen

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Gladys M. Sneen, 94, of Menomonie died Friday, March 27, 1998 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Gladys was born Nov. 6, 1903 in Douglas County to Henry and Mary (Moe) Sneen. In 1906, she moved with her family to the Town of Red Cedar.

Gladys worked at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie as a nurses' aid for 45 years. She was also a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Gladys is survived by her sister, Anna Sneen, Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Mamie Sneen, Menomonie; two nephews, Donald Sneen, Altoona; David Sneen, Slinger and other relatives and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Leonard Sneen.

Funeral services for Gladys will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating.

Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery in the Town of Dunn. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 5-7 p.m. Monday, and at the church one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Conrad G. Jackson

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Conrad G. Jackson, 75, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home after a long and courageous battle with emphysema and cancer.

Conrad was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Sand Creek to Ellis and Cora (Billington) Jackson. He served in the Navy during World War II. He then married Fayella Metcalfe on Sept. 21, 1946, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie.

Conrad worked 25 years at the Main Street Farmers Store in Menomonie and then nine years at 3M until his retirement in 1983 because of health problems.

He is survived by his wife, Fayella; one sister, Beulah (Art) Rudolph of Tomah; two brothers, Merlin (Bessie) Jackson of Colfax and Lenard (Marian) Jackson of St. Louis Park, MN; a sister-in-law, Gladys Allingham of Springfield, Ore; his mother-in-law, Grace Metcalf (101) of Elmwood; two sisters-in-law, Florence Mechaletz of Minnetonka, MN, and Marian (Wesley) Seffrood of Darlington; special family friend, Annette Nelson; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Emmett Allingham. Connie and Faye weren't blessed with any children, but the multitude of children of all ages that loved him, as he did them, brought much joy to his life.

Connie enjoyed bow hunting and fishing. He was a great archer and bowler. Connie will be remembered for his uncomplaining nature, and his kind and gentle spirit.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 26, at the First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Thomas Wolfe

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Thomas Wolfe, 47, of Menomonie died Saturday, March 28, 1998 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayor Health System.

Funeral services for Tom will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Thomas A. Wolfe

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 1, 1998, p. 6A

Thomas Alan Wolfe, 47, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie following a long battle with Shy Drager Syndrome.

He was born July 21, 1950, in Chippewa Falls to Ralph W. and Lois J. (Smith) Wolfe. He graduated in 1968 from Chippewa Falls High School. Tom enlisted in 1969 in Company A, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard, and served until his retirement from the Guard in 1990.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, majoring in secondary education-geography, with a minor in physical education, from 1968 until 1971.

Tom married Marion "Mickey" Beverung in North Lake on Oct. 27, 1973. After their marriage, Tom worked from 1974 to 1977 as a loan officer for Thorp Finance Corp.

In 1977, he joined First Bank & Trust in Menomonie as a security officer, retiring as senior vice president of commercial loans. At First Bank & Trust, Tom was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Asset/Liability Committee, and chairman of the Loan Committee.

During this time, Tom continued his education, receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration with a comprehensive major in business finance in 1992 from UW-Eau Claire. He also completed the Herbert V. Prochnow Graduate School of Banking and Commercial Lending School.

Tom was a member of the Dunn County Bankers Association, holding the offices of president, vice president and treasurer.

Tom was active in community activities. He was a member of the Silver Waters District of Boy Scouts of America, Dunn County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Menomonie Area Jaycees.

Tom was also a Department of Natural Resources hunter safety instructor. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Tom will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Marion "Mickey" Wolfe of Menomonie; two sons, Robert and Steven, both of Menomonie; his mother, Lois Wolfe of Chippewa Falls; a sister, Jackie (Lyle) Kelly of Chippewa Falls; a brother, Michael (Mary) Wolfe of Rice Lake; nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Ralph "Bill" Wolfe, Jr.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 1, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Carolena K. Jensen

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Carolena K. Jensen, 90, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 28, 1998 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Funeral arrangements for Carolena will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating.

Burial will be at Grand View Cemetery in the Town of Dunn. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday,
and at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Carolena K. Jensen

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 1, 1998, p. 6A

Carolena K. Jensen, 90, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Carolena Peterson was born March 5, 1908, in the Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, to Peter and Johanna S. (Nielsen) Peterson. She was raised in the Town of Spring Lake and attended County School #28.

Carolina married Emil Jensen on June 5, 1926, on the Peterson home farm. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Town of Menomonie.

Carolena was a member of the former Calvary Lutheran Church and a member of the present New Hope Lutheran Church in Downscale, where she belonged to the Ladies Aid.

Carolena loved her flowers and garden, and also enjoyed homemaking, canning, sewing and quilting.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Carolena is survived by two daughters, Arlene ( Clarence) Holts of Hamburg, NY, and Sylvia Grutt of Prospect Heights, IL; three sons, Harold (Beatrice) Jensen, Carl Jensen and Robert (Marlys) Jensen, all of Menomonie; one brother, Carl (Mabel) Peterson of Spring Valley; one sister, Clara Lundgaard of River Falls; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Carolena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emil; two sisters, Rena Stienbring and Rosena Bertelson; an infant sister; and three brothers, Chris, Nels and Martin Peterson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 1, at News Hope Lutheran Church in Downscale with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Harold C. Erickson

Dunn County News, Sun, Mar 29, 1998, p. 6A

Harold Christian Erickson, 78, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at his home in Amery.

He was born May 22, 1923, in Dunn County to Raymond and Agnes (Herrem) Erickson. After attending school, he entered the United States Army during World War II and saw action in Luzon, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, and the Southern Philippines Liberation.

He was united in marriage to Phyllis Hintzman in 1946 in Menomonie and to this union two children were born. He worked for Diamond V. Mills out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for many yeas, traveling in five states. They lived in Marshfield, Columbus, and finally settled in Amery in 1968. He retired in 1983.

He was a member of the Menomonie Lions Club, was active in Pee Wee baseball, and served as Scoutmaster for a troop in Menomonie. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Amery at the time of his death.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Phyllis, Amery; a son, Gary, Terre Haute, Ind; a daughter, Tammy Siemson, Blaine, MN; three brothers, Robert, Forest Lake, MN, Donald, Menomonie, and Russell, Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Raymond and Larry.

Memorial services were Wednesday, March 25, from our Savior's Lutheran Church in Amery with the Rev. Vern Anderson officiating. Becky Sunde was vocalist and Helen Osborn, organist. Acting as honorary pallbearers were Ralph Mickelson, Larry Williams, Sid Bjorkman, Harold "Bud" Porter, Robert Erickson, Donald Erickson, and Russell Erickson.

Reba E. Bush

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 1, 1998, p. 6A

Reba E. Bush, 89, of Menomonie, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Bernice W. Wagner

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 1, 1998, p. 6A

Bernice W. Wagner, 98, of Colfax, formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until time of services Saturday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Carmen L. Cutting

Dunn County News, Sun, Apr 5, 1998, p. 6A

Carmen L. Cutting, 58, of Colfax, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at her home with hospice.

Carmen was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Red Wing, Minn., to Ervin and Elsie (Bischoff) Babcock. She married William Cutting in April 1969.

Carmen cared for her disabled son, Bobbie, for 25 years before attending Chippewa Valley Technical College and getting her nurses aide certificate. She was employed for eight years at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

She loved to crochet and other crafts before her health forced her to stop.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Roxie) Gehling of Barron and Jammie of Colfax; four daughters, Betty Gehling, Tina (Dale) Logslett and Carmen (Jim) Johnson, all of Colfax, and Roberta (Allan) Pellett of Knapp; a half-brother, William Babcock of Minneapolis, Minn.; three sisters, Marie Ruiz of South St. Paul, Minn., Rosalee Morgan of Menomonie, and Susan Flesberg of Jim Falls; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bobbie; a grandson, Chad; a granddaughter, Rebecca; two brothers, Robert and Daniel; and her ex-husband, William.

Funeral services were Friday, April 3, from the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Mrs. Melan "Betty" Lovance

Dunn County News, Sun, April 5, 1998, p. 6A

Mrs. Melan "Betty" Lovance, 79, of Racine, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Mrs. Lovance was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Menomonie to the late Erwin and Fannie (Decker) Quilling. Betty had lived in Racine since 1945. She was united in marriage to Melan "Mink" Lovance on Dec. 16, 1945, in Menomonie. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1991.

Mrs. Lovance had been a home economics teacher at William Horlick High School for 18 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the D.A.R., the P.E.O., and the Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving her are one son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Katherine Lovance of Delafield; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Lauren Koski of Twin Lakes; three grandchildren, Lisa and Michael Lovance and Katrina Koski; one brother and sister-in-law, Joan and Harlan Adams of Merrill; and other friends and relatives.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 4, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Randall K. Bush officiating. Interment followed in Mound Cemetery.

Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Horlick High School Memorial Scholarship Fund are suggested.

Wilson Funeral Home in Racine handled arrangements.

Raymond L. Knutson

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 8, 1998, p. 6A

Raymond L. Knutson, 56, of Colfax, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Raymond was born May 16, 1941, on the family farm to Clifford and Ella (Pederson) Knutson. He attended school in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School. He married Gloria Helland on Oct. 23, 1971, at Our Redeemer’s Church in Eau Claire.

Ray was a very hard worker. He and his brother, Vernon, hauled cattle together for 20 years until Vernon’s death in 1985. He was employed by the Town of Colfax and for nine years at American Materials Corp. until poor health forced him to retire. Ray was elected chairman of the Town of Colfax in 1998 and held that position until his death.

Ray’s pride and joy were his horses and the many horse-pulling trophies he won over the years. During the last few years, Ray’s spare time was spent with his family setting up events at the Snortin-Pole Ranch, including tractor pulls, Ray’s hog pull, horse pulls, and demolition derbies.

Ray loved the outdoors and was a very jolly man who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; four children, Karen (Percy Jr.) Laws, Jason, Angela and Chad, all of Colfax; seven brothers and sisters; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dale; his parents; and two brothers, Gaylon and Vernon.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, from the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Anna C. Klasse

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 8, 1998, p. 6A

Anna C. Klasse, 85, of Menomonie, formerly of Boyceville, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Anna was born Jan. 11, 1913, on a farm near Titonka, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Cora Belle (Smith) Stecker. Raised on a farm near Titonka, she married Gerhardt Klasse on June 14, 1945.

They purchased an 80-acre farm near Joyce, Iowa, and raised pigs and chickens. Later they bought a dairy farm near Knapp and farmed for many years. They retired from farming and moved to Boyceville in 1977.

Gerhardt died in 1979. Anna became a resident of the American Lutheran Home in 1990 and remained there the rest of her life.

She is survived by four daughters, Verdene A. Klasse of Oakland, CA, Ruth (Earl) Jaynes of Greenville, Pa., Irene (Robert) Bertram of Plymouth, Minn., and Col. Dorothy Klasse of Sacramento, CA; one son, Larry Klasse of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter-in-law, Carin Klasse of Knapp; seven grandchildren, Christopher Beard of Seattle, WA, Troy, Tara and Tanya Bertram, all of Plymouth, and Aaron, Dorothy and Emilie Klasse, all of Knapp; one brother, Bruno Stecker of Thompson, Iowa; one sister, Dorothy Krig of Montgomery, Ala.; four half brothers, Alvin Stecker of Titonka, George Stecker of St. David, Ariz., Stanley Stecker of Boone, Iowa, and Fred Stecker of Lakota, Iowa; and two half sisters, Marcella Grabko of Rochester, MN, and Gertrude Banks of Oceanside, CA.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Harvey R. Stevens

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 8, 1998, p. 6A

Harvey R. Stevens, 87, of Wheeler, died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 20, 1910, in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, to Anton and Martha (Iverson) Stevens. Harvey was baptized and confirmed at Hay River Lutheran Church.

He attended Clover Valley Grade School. Harvey then worked on farms in the Wheeler area.

He enjoyed playing baseball for many years, most notably for the Ridgeland Reds.

Harvey married Oline Klefstad Nov. 25, 1939, in Sand Creek. In 1941, he began working for the Dunn County Highway Department as a patrolman, retiring in 1975. Harvey also farmed for many years in the Town of Hay River.

He was a member of Hay River Lutheran Church and served on the Cemetery Board.

Harvey will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Oline; one daughter, Linda (Bob) Fizel of Menomonie; three sons, Rick (Marilyn) Stevens of Madison, and Kelly (Diane) Stevens and Tim (Connie) Stevens, both of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Joe Fizel, Brian Fizel, Dale Fizel, Janell Fizel, Julie Stevens and Jackie Stevens; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Art, Bob, Edwin, Louie, Elmer and Albert Stevens; four sisters, Stella Nelson, Minnie Schlough, Cora Bachler and Gladys Bachler; and an infant son.

"God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered ‘come with me.’ With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and we saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with the Rev. Tom Olson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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.

Burnham "Buck" Catura

Dunn County News, Sun, Apr 12, 1998, p. 6A

Burnham "Buck" Oliver Catura, 71, formerly of Rice Lake, died Monday, April 6, 1998, at his home in Trempealeau County Health Care Center in Whitehall due to complications of emphysema.

He was born March 20, 1927, in Menomonie to Sarah (Ohnstad) and Earl B. Catura. At age 16, he moved with his family to Rice Lake, where his father was a Realtor. While in high school, "Buck" was a radio announcer at WJMC.

He also became involved with harness racing with his father and enjoyed the camaraderie of many other racing old-timers of the Rice Lake community, namely Zip Biron, Ren Cleveland, John Lemler, Herman Freiss and A.J. McDougal.

"Buck" graduated in 1945 from Rice Lake High School, but was excused early in his senior year to go into the military service. He joined the Navy on Dec. 7, 1944, and was assigned to the Naval Air Station Control Tower in Kodiak, Alaska.

After his discharge, he continued to pursue his radio announcing career and worked at several radio stations, most notably KDAL in Duluth, MN. He also attended Northwestern University in Chicago and Northland College in Ashland.

From age 25 because of mental illness, he resided at Tomah Veterans Hospital, St. Croix County Health Care Center, Dunn County Health Care Center, and Trempeauleau County Health Care Center until the time of his death.

He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Cecil Deutsch of Rice Lake; two nephews, Dane Deutsch and family of Rice Lake and William Hrudka and family of Eau Claire; one niece, Tammy Deutsch of Menomonie; an aunt, June Tongen of Altoona; and three cousins Marian Foged of Sarona, and Lois Anderson and Carolyn Ohnstad, both of Menomonie.

His parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and "Big Bill" Hrudka of Rice Lake, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 9, with the Rev. Dale Hanaman officiating. Burial was in Nora Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Barron County Harness Racing Association, 2074 18th St., Rice Lake, WI 54868.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake handled arrangements.

Harvey and Lorraine Crane

Dunn County News, Wed, April 15, 1998, p. 6A

Harvey B. Crane III, 75, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, former Eau Claire resident, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

He was born in Eau Claire and graduated in 1939 from Eau Claire Senior High School. He was employed at Crane’s Gas Station prior to entering the service. During World War II, he served six years in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Lorraine Maves.

He graduated from Tri-State Engineering College, Angola, Ind., and received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He had been employed with Westinghouse Corp. as a field service engineer.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Navy League of Fort Lauderdale.

He was survived by his wife, Lorraine, until her death on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey II and Marie Crane.

Lorraine M. Crane, 78, of Fort Lauderdale, former area resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at her home.

The former Lorraine Maves was born July 20, 1919, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Max and Ida (Schaefer) Maves.

After graduating from Elk Mound High School and from Normal School, she taught grades one through eight at rural schools in the Elk Mound area. She married Harvey Crane III on Sept. 4, 1948.

She is survived by a brother, Willard G. Maves, a sister, Irene Larson, and a sister-in-law, Caroline Maves, all of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey R. Crane III; her parents, Max and Ida Maves; two brothers, Vern and Irvin; and a sister, Stella Schrantz.

Services Harvey and Lorraine are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire with the Very Rev. Scott Kirby officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends may call an hour prior to services Saturday at the chapel.

Elmer C. Kostman

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 15, 1998, p. 6A

Elmer C. Kostman, 85, of Boyceville, died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Elmer was born March 3, 1913, in Clear Lake, SD to William C. and Louise (Brase) Kostman. They moved to Bloomer in 1919 and then to Knapp in the early 1920s. After completing the eighth grade, Elmer worked for various farmers in the area.

Elmer married Blonda A. Koonst on Aug. 9, 1939, in Wilson. After Blonda’s death on Nov. 9, 1943, Elmer and the two children moved in with his parents. In 1947, Elmer purchased the farm from his parents and farmed there until retiring in 1974. Elmer moved into Boyceville, where he lived until his death.

Elmer is survived by two children, Duane R. (Kendra) Kostman of Boyceville and Lois A. (Francis) Gwinn of Butternut; five grandchildren, Douglas A. (Heidi) Gwinn of Marion, Teresa L. (Daniel) Harp of Eau Claire, Andrea L. (John) Oman of Oshkosh, Todd W. (Michele) Kostman of Eau Claire, and Troy C. (fiancé Tessa Schutts) Kostman of Boyceville; a great-grandchild expected in July; one sister, Laura Petrie of Vancouver, Wash,; three sisters-in-law, Leona Kostman of Racine, Gladys Kolasinski of Glenwood City, and Vernice Kostman of Vancouver; three brothers-in-law, Carl Koonst of Glenwood City, Art (Alice) Koonst of St. Paul, MN, and Phillip McClelland of Vancouver; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Blonda "Bunny" in 1943; three brothers, Earl, Harley and Carl; and one sister, Wilma McClelland.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Thomas C. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 15, 1998, p. 6A

Thomas C. Johnson, 42, 501 N. Holly Ave., Elk Mound, died Tuesday, April 13, 1998, at Luther Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Estherville, Iowa, to Willis Q. and Norma G. (Nelson) Johnson. Tom graduated from Fall Creek High School with the class of 1973.

He worked for his dad’s company from age 16 and completed his sheet metal apprenticeship in 1977. He assumed ownership of HVAC, Inc. in 1984.

Tom married Diane L. Schultz on Oct. 7, 1978, at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Together they spent 20 years living both in Eau Claire and Elk Mound.

He was owner/president of Prime Mechanical Inc. of Elk Mound and Eau Claire, and part owner of Mounds View Mini Mart in Elk Mound.

He was past president of the Chippewa Valley Builders exchange, a council member at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, and a five-year member of the Elk Mound Village Board.

Tom was an avid canoeist and winter camper. He was involved in Junior Achievement and was a regular reader to students at Mound View Elementary School.

He loved his children and coached t heir soccer, basketball, and Little League baseball teams.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; three children, Zachary, Megan and Hannah, all at home; his mother, Norma G. Johnson of Elk Mound; two sisters, Susan (Richard) L’esperance of Tampa, FL, and Sally (David) Johnson of Elk Mound; a brother, Greg (Susan) Johnson of Eau Claire; 15 nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Q. Johnson; a brother, David Michael; and a sister, Nancy Rault.

Tom gave of himself freely and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with Pastor Dean C. Brockmeier officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Gardens in the Town of Washington.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lenmark-Gomsrud Funeral Home in Eau Claire and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be directed to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church.

Mildred V. Engel

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 15, 1998, p. 6A

Mildred V. Engel, 91, of the Town of Weston, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Mildred was born, April 4, 1907, and raised in the Town of Lincoln, Buffalo County. She was the daughter of George and Anna (Schieke) Salwey. She married Harvey Engel on Sept. 14, 1926, on her home farm, rural Alma. After marriage, they farmed in John’s Valley until 1947, when they moved to the Town of Weston.

They owned and operated Engel’s Store for many years until Mildred retired and closed the store in 1972. She lived there for the rest of her life.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Palmer Homemakers and enjoyed working in her flower garden.

Mildred is survived by her husband, Harvey; a daughter, Mary (Joseph) Weber, Menomonie; a son, Harlow (Chris) Engel, Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Willard (Melvina) Salwey of Cochrane; six grandchildren, Jolene (Carl) Jalowitz, Donald (Patti) Weber, David (Carol) Weber and Jodi (Chad) Preston, all of Menomonie, Dennis (Ranee) Weber, Knapp and Joyce (Tadd) Baumann, St. Cloud, Minn.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Irvin Salwey.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating and burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Arnold II. Anderson

Dunn County News, Sun, April 19, 1998, p. 6A

Arnold II. Anderson, 86, formerly of Boyceville, died Tuesday, April 16, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Arnold was born February 7, 1912, in the Township of Howard, Chippewa County, to Alfred and Hannah (Solberg) Anderson. Arnold lived in Dunn County most of his life, where as a young man he worked for area farmers. In the 1930s, Arnold got into the trucking business.

Arnold married Anna Madson on September 3, 1939, at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Mound. Arnold operated the trucking business until 1954. He owned and operated a truck repair business form 1954-58. In 1958, Arnold purchased the Ford Auto in Boyceville and operated it until 1965. Arnold then went to work at Barron Ford as a mechanic; he was also employed at Rubusch Sales & Service.

In September, 1997, Arnold became a resident of the Area Nursing Home in Colfax. As a retirement hobby, Arnold fixed and repaired fishing rods and reels. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, camping and his grandchildren.

Arnold is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna, who died in 1997; two brothers, Howard and Lloyd, and a sister, Florence Olson.

Arnold is survived b y three children: Robert Anderson and wife Karen of Boyceville, Herbert Anderson of Richmond, MN, and Susan Biesler and husband Walter of Boca Raton, FL; five granddaughters, Jamie Jo Anderson, Jodi Schutt and husband Jeff, Julie Schaaf and husband Bob, Jodie Marie Daniele and husband Brian, and Lorie Jo Anderson; grandson Curtis Anderson; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, George Anderson and wife Violet of Arizona; one sister, Bernice Stabenow and husband Erwin of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Boyceville, the Rev. Eugene Wekander officiating. Burial will be in the Big Elk Creek Cemetery, Town of Wheaton, Chippewa County.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home, Glenwood City, today (Sunday) from 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Rocile M. Townsend

Dunn County News, Sun, April 19, 1998, p. 6A

Rocile M. Townsend, 92, of Menomonie died Thursday, April 16, 1998 at Autumn Village in Menomonie.

The former Rocile Grudt was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Menomonie to Frank L. and Annie (Einum) Grudt. She was married to Vernon Townsend and lived in the Menomonie and Colfax areas all her adult life.

Rocile was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She enjoyed many activities, including crocheting, embroidering, rosemaling, painting, engraving on aluminum trays and reading.

Rocile will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann Townsend of Menomonie; a son, Peter (Gayle) Townsend of Colfax; one sister, Florence (Ben) Rosenberg of Colfax; one brother, Edwin (Roma) Grudt of Van Nuys, CA; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Rocile was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Annie Grudt; her stepfather, Anton Klosser; one sister, Marietta Braley; and three brothers, John, Harold and Alvin Grudt.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 20 at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the service.

Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.

Helen V. Howell

Dunn County News, Sun, April 19, 1998, p. 6A

Helen V. Howell, 89, of Colfax, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Belfield, ND.

Sampson Funeral chapel in Colfax is handling arrangements.

William M. Burns

Dunn County News, Wed, Apr 22, 1998, p. 6A

William M. Burns, 39, of Stillwater, MN, formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Hope House in Stillwater.

Bill was born April 18, 1959, in Milwaukee to William P. and Rose A. (Farrington) Burns. When a young child, he moved with his family to Stevens Point and grew up in that community. In 1971, the family moved to Menomonie, where Bill graduated in 1977 from Menomonie High School.

He attended Augsburg College for two years and then moved to Phoenix, AZ. He also lived in Boston, Mass. Before moving to San Francisco, CA, where he worked for Bankers Trust.

Bill returned to Menomonie and graduated in 1992 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a business degree. He received his MBA in 1994 from UW-Madison. He interned at Cuna & Affiliates in Madison, then worked for Prostaff Inc. in St. Paul, MN, until he was unable to work because of ill health.

Bill is survived by his parents, William P. and Rose Burns of Menomonie; three brothers, Tim (Janet) of River Falls, Michael (Carla) of Sheboygan, and Daniel (Andrea) of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters, Barbara (Michael) Rosas of Springfield, Va, and Patricia (Jonathan) Akers of Stillwater; material grandmother, Belle Farrington of Minneapolis, MN; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Farrington and Joseph and Alice Burns.

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family invites everyone to a reception following the services at the home of Bill and Rose Burns in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Stout Foundation.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Robert D. Packer

Dunn County News, Wed, April 22, 1998, p. 6A

Robert D. Packer, 86, of Chicago, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, in Chicago.

He was born Dec. 26, 1911, in Madison to Benjamin and Gertrude Packer. Robert attended public schools in Madison and graduated from Draper High School in Loretta. He then attended Northland College in Ashland.

Robert was employed as a salesman in Wisconsin Rapids before farming with his brother in Menomonie. He worked at Zenith Radio Corp. in Chicago from 1953 until his retirement in 1976.

He was a member of the Congregational Church in Chicago.

Robert is survived by his sister-in-law, Mildred Packer of Menomonie; nine nieces, Patricia (George) Hardman of Stevens Point, Roberta (David) Maas of Wheaton, IL, Phyllis (Carl) Leidy of Chicago, Jacqueline (Roger) Buchanan of Jonesboro, Ark., Susan (Steve) Wallingford of Everet, WA, Sally (Bradley) Prochnow of Menomonie, Jane (Doug) Lefebvre of Arcadia, CA, Mary Packer of Colfax, and Jill (Phillip) Clarke of Wisconsin Rapids; and one nephew, Timothy Packer of Albuquerque, NM.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gordon, Mortimer and Ben; and one sister, Margaret.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Eugene A. "Bud" Halvorson

Dunn County News, Wed, April 22, 1998, p. 6A

Eugene A. "Bud" Halvorson, 82, of Wabash, Ind., died Friday, April 17, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Menomonie to Harry and Bessie (Sprinks) Halvorson. He was raised by Helen and Ernie Halvorson, an aunt and uncle.

He married Christine Olson in 1940; she died in 1979. On Nov. 20. 1990, he married the former Bonnie Crist.

He was a graduate of UW-Stout and was a World War II Army veteran. He was chief personnel director (retired) of the Downey, IL, VA Hospital.

He was a member of the Elks of Miles City, Mont., Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion in Menomonie; and the Masonic Lodge and Shrine in Middleton.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Wabash; one son, Gerald Halvorson, of Avoca, Mich.; a stepson, Dan Crist, of New Bern, NC; two step-daughters, Diana Maloy, of Kansas City, Kan., and Debbie Chenoweth of La Fontaine, Inc.; a half-sister, Eileen Bleckner of Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Kook; a brother; and a half-brother.

The body was cremated Tuesday, April 21 and services will be held at a later date at Halvorson/Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel in Wabash is handling arrangements.

Edna A. Reinecke

Dunn County News, Wed, April 29, 1998, p. 6A

Edna A. Reinecke, 85, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at the Dogwood Health Care Center in Sandwich, IL, where she resided since 1989.

Edna was born Jan. 29, 1913, in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, to John and Emma (Siepert) Reinecke. Edna lived most of her life in Menomonie. She worked at the Farmers Store in Menomonie and Eau Claire, retiring from there after more than 30 years employment.

She is survived by a daughter, Audrey (Carl) Brooks of Hampshire, IL; three grand-children, Kimberly (Michael) Gavigan, Scott Brooks and Melissa (John) Mini, all of Algonquin, IL; two great-grandchildren, Kira Gavigan and Hiliary Brooks; a sister-in-law, Josephine Reinecke of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Earl (Harriet) Radke of Menomonie.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 28, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Anna Evan

Dunn County News, Wed, April 29, 1998, p. 6A

Anna Evan, 92, formerly of Boyceville, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Anna was born July 30, 1905, in Chicago to Joseph and Suzanna (Filipa) Luptak. Raised in the Boyceville area, she married Joseph Evan on Oct. 1, 1925, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. They farmed north of Boyceville until 1952, when they moved into Boyceville. Anna worked several years at the Boyceville School, first as a custodian and then as a cook.

Anna was a devoted lifetime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed crocheting and handwork of many baby blankets. She also enjoyed her vegetable garden and flowers. Anna was a good cook and baker of Czechoslovakian pastries.

Anna is survived by a daughter, Marion Baker of Eagan, MN; four sons, Joseph (Murial) Evan of Prairie Farm, John (
Adrienne) Evan and Benjamin (Marlene) Evan, both of Menomonie, and Jerome (Joyce) Evan of Boyceville; a brother, John (Dorothy) Luptak; a sister, Elizabeth Schoenmeier; a sister-in-law, Amelia Luptak; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; a sister, Susanna Bygd; two brothers, Joseph and Ivan Luptak; three infant siblings; a son-in-law, James Baker; and a daughter-in-law, Jeannine Evan.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Louis Kerestes officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

Erma E. Keiser

Dunn County News, Wed, April 29, 1998, p. 6A

Erma E. Keiser, 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

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