Dunn County, WI Obituaries
May 2005

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
May 1, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Faye "Jo" Lehmann

Dunn County News, Sun, May 1, 2005, A6

Faye "Jo" Lehmann, age 69, of Menomonie, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.

The former Faye Joan Curtis was born May 24, 1935, in Menomonie to Arlo and Mabel (Nelson) Curtis. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1953 from Menomonie High School.

Jo married Eugene "Gene" Lehmann on Aug. 13, 1955, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie where they have been longtime members.

She worked for Prudential Insurance, Bank of Menomonie (now Bremer Bank), and the Dunn County Veterans' Service Office before being employed with the Menomonie School District for 29 years. She worked 26 of those years with the school district as secretary at River Heights School. Upon her retirement in 1995, Jo did mentoring at River Heights and she also did volunteer work at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Jo will be sadly missed by her many friends and her loving family.

Jo is survived by her husband, Gene of Menomonie; her children, Tim (Kathy) Lehmann and Steve (Sherry) Lehmann, both of Menomonie, and Cindy (Greg) Hoff of Boyceville; 11 grandchildren, Amy Hoff, Heather Lehmann, Lindsay Lehmann (Rick Reiten), Tara (Jeremy) Wendt, Allen (Cheryl) Hoff, Carrie Lehmann, Kevin Hoff and Dylan Lehmann; three step-grandchildren, Chad, Justin and Samantha Warner; three great-grandchildren, Austin and Cody Wendt and Jazzmyn Hoff; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Sky and Hunter Warner; a sister-in-law, Betty Gabriel of Baden, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; and many very special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlo and Mabel Curtis; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Myrle and Martha Lehmann; a grandson, Michael Lehmann; her sister, Arla Schwerin; and a brother-in-law, Russ Gabriel.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/ Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Keith A. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, May 1, 2005, A6

Keith A. Johnson, age 49, of Wheeler, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, with hospice.

He was born April 24, 1956, in Amery to Gilbert and Adeline (Peabody) Johnson. He moved with his family to Omaha, Neb., and then to California where he graduated from Costa Mesa High School. He served in the U.S. Army for a short time and also attended community college in Costa Mesa for a year.

Keith married Kathleen MacMahon on Oct. 8, 1989, in Santa Ana, Calif. He worked as a machinist in California before moving to Wisconsin in 1990 and then continued to work as a machinist for Badger Truck Refrigeration and Badger-Aire. He has resided in Wheeler most of the time since moving from California.

Keith loved his family and he enjoyed working on computers and on cars.

Keith is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Wheeler; a daughter, Laura, and son, Joel, both at home; his father, Gilbert Johnson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two sisters and two brothers, Bonnie (Sal) Arrigo of Costa Mesa, Calif., Debbie Johnson of Anaheim, Calif., Eddie (Jann) Johnson of Eucha, Okla., and Jim (Dawn) Johnson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Adeline, and his grandparents.

The family is planning a private graveside service at a later date. Burial will be in Wagon Landing Cemetery in Amery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

Denver Arbor Drinkwine

Dunn County News, Sun, May 1, 2005, A6

Denver Arbor Drinkwine, age 91, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Denver was born on Jan. 12, 1914, in Gilmanton to Coy and Julia (Esbach) Drinkwine.

Denver worked at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1942. During WWII he served in the South Pacific Theater until his discharge in 1945, receiving the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one bronze battle star, two Overseas Service Bars, one Service Stripe and the Good Conduct Medal.

Denver married Gertrude "Trudy" (Woodbury) Erickson on July 13, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind. He worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Indiana, and also for General Motors and Allison Companies. Denver retired from the maintenance department at Government Hospital in San Diego, Calif., in 1979. He returned to Wheeler and resided there until moving to Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Denver enjoyed his life. He especially liked hunting and fishing.

Denver is survived by three sons, Denver "Butch" (Diane) Drinkwine, Jr. of Silicon Valley, Calif., Allen (Scherry) Drinkwine of Wichita, Kan., and Robert (Suzie) Drinkwine of West Virginia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Perry (Helen) Drinkwine of Boyceville, LeRoy (Marlys) Drinkwine of Downsville, Wilma Stevens of Boyceville, Lucille Crosby of Marshfield and Grace Gerrock of Miami, Okla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lynn; two sisters, Hazel and Lenore; and an infant sister, Cleora.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Tim Matthaei officiating. Burial with military honors, provided by the Wheeler American Legion Post 235 and Boyceville American Legion Post 314, will be at Vanceburg Cemetery in the Township of Sheridan, Dunn County. Family and friends are welcome from noon until time of service at the church on Saturday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie in handling the arrangements.

Juanita Jones

Dunn County News, Sun, May 1, 2005, A6

Juanita Jones, age 78, of Menomonie, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Juanita was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Jabez, Ky., to Carl and Delpha (Dancy) Meeks. Juanita moved with her family to Clinton, Ill., where she graduated from Clinton High School. Juanita went on to nurses' training in Chicago, after which she worked for several hospitals in the Chicago area.

She married John D. Jones on Nov. 18, 1949. After marriage, they lived in the suburbs of Chicago and Juanita worked as an R.N. at Elgin and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1967, Juanita and John moved to Hayward where Juanita worked as an R.N. at a nursing home for eight years. After John's death in 1975, Juanita and family moved to Menomonie where she worked at Myrtle Werth Hospital as an R.N. for 28 years, retiring in 2003.

Juanita is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Tim) Brantner of Mondovi and Teresa Jones of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Jacob and Jonah Whipp, and Emily, Amy and Matthew Brantner; and two sisters, Dolly Doneff of Arkansas and Monthell Brennan of Clinton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; a brother, Ovilee Meeks; and two sisters, Kathleen Eastham and Genita Payne.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 6 p.m.

Dunn County News, Wed, May 4, 2005

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Shirley Ann Risler

Dunn County News, Sun, May 8, 2005

Shirley Ann Risler, age 59, of Downing, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to eternal life with the Lord May 5, 2005, after battling cancer and other illness at a hospital in Eau Claire. Shirley was born May 22, 1946, in Arkansaw, Pepin County, to Abner and Geneva (Scott) Bignell. She married Bob Risler June 22,1963, in Plum City. They farmed in Plum City for a short while and then continued farming in Hammond.

Shirley had a successful career as a life insurance agent for Modern Woodman of America. She was an enthusiastic and dedicated 4-H leader and volunteer for 24 years. She also shared her love for God by teaching CCD at St. John's the Baptist Church.

Shirley and her family moved to Downing in 1995, where they started the family roofing business, She was always active and enjoyed sharing time with family and friends. She was a devoted grandmother. Her optimistic and loving spirit endeared her to those who knew and loved her.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents and niece, Shanteal Bignell.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert Risler of Downing; three sons, Terry (Lorrie) Risler of Downing, Jerry (Christine) Risler of Spring Valley and Gary Risler of Prairie Farm; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, April, Seager, Clayton, Jaqueline and Cody; a sister, Vivian (Marvin) Heltne of Durand; five brothers, Paul Bignell of Westfield, Kenneth (Judy) Bignell of Arizona, Clarence (Darlene) Bignell of Knapp, Thomas (Donna) Bignell of Peoria, Ill., and Steven John (Joan) Bignell of Plymouth. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City, with Fr. William Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Monday, May 9, 200, from 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Tuesday at church.

Paulette E. Spielman

Dunn County News, Sun, May 8, 2005, A6

Paulette E. Spielman, age 54, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Paulette Elaine Geisert was born March 9, 1951, in Menomonie to Paul and Lucille (Harmon) Geisert. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1969 from Menomonie High School.

Paulette worked at Sandy Lee Mfg. in Menomonie for many years, until its closing. She then worked as a bookkeeper at Marketplace Foods in Menomonie until her passing.

Paulette was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a former member of the Women of Moose. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, sewing, baking, shopping, and especially fishing. A kinder and more giving woman would be impossible to find.

Paulette is survived by two sons and one daughter, Chris (Kristin) Wakefield of West Salem and Jennifer Hughes and Mathew Spielman, both of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Hunter and Jillian Wakefield; one brother, John (Penelope) Richert of Madison; and two sisters, Lynn Schultz of Fond du Lac and Judith (Robert) Wolf of Menomonie. She is also survived by beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a niece, Kim Hoyt, and a brother-in-law, Doc Schultz.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

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

Eunice Elaine Clark Rogers

Dunn County News, Sun, May 8, 2005, A6

A memorial service for Eunice Rogers will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. The Rev. Bradley K. Peterson will officiate.

Eunice Rogers entered eternal rest at the age of 77 on Nov. 20, 2004, at Chandler Regional Hospital in Arizona after a long battle with lung disease.

She was born on July 10, 1927, in rural Dunn County to William Leroy and Alice Clarice Johnson Clark, and was baptized and confirmed at West Akres Lutheran Church. She attended Hilson School, the same rural grade school as did her mother and many of her aunts and cousins, and high schools in Glenwood City and Boyceville, where she graduated in 1945.

After graduation, she was a federal employee in Chicago, Ill., where she met her husband, Giles, of Wareham, Mass. They were married in Savannah, Ga., on July 3, 1946. They lived at 481 West Main St. in Boyceville during the first years of marriage, at which time their son, Graydon, was born, and later lived in cities in Wisconsin, Illinois and California. She returned to Boyceville with her husband after his retirement, and after his death, spent her winters in Chandler, where she was living at the time of her death. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville.

She enjoyed travel, entertaining, especially afternoon tea with her neighborhood friends, and the company of her extended family. She was accomplished in knitting, sewing, and crochet, and especially loved reading, having read hundreds of books during those times when her illness kept her homebound. She will be remembered for her countless acts of love and generosity.

Eunice is survived by a son, Graydon (Pam Currier) of Chandler; one brother, Prof. William Clark of Algoma; one foster son, M. Thomas Fleming (Alethia); two foster daughters, Laurie Rhode and Nancee Braddock; six foster grandchildren; and two foster great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her longtime companion, Donald Halvorson of Boyceville; an uncle; three aunts; a sister-in-law; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Wesley; a sister, Beatrice; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and her husband, Giles Douglas Rogers.

The family was assisted with arrangements by Bueler Mortuary of Chandler and Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City. Eunice's body was cremated, and a private service at the family plot in West Akers will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to express its gratitude for the nurses and staff of Chandler Regional Hospital for their care during her final illness, and to the many friends and relatives for their acts of kindness and their prayers.

Edna Prim

Dunn County News, Sun, May 8, 2005, A6

Edna Prim, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away on Jan. 9, 2005, at Riverview Assisted Living Center of natural causes.

She was born in Menomonie, on Feb. 18, 1920, and was a graduate of Menomonie High School. She was a resident of Idaho Falls for the past 49 years. She was active in the Lutheran Church her entire life, taught Sunday school and was involved in many church functions such as Ladies Aid Society and Alter Guild. She enjoyed homemaking, especially baking and was known for her cinnamon rolls and her beautiful embroidery.

Edna was born to Leona Potter and raised by her grandparents, William and Anna Helena Grambo. She married Louis Prim in 1936, and had four children: Lois, Richard (Toby), Juanita, and James. Louis was an electrician and they traveled with his work. They lived in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho.

Edna and Louis had four grandchildren, Monica and Louie Mayall, Christopher and Pamela Prim; and two great-grandchildren, Yancy and J.D. Satlin.

Friends of Edna are invited to a graveside service at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2005, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family locally.

Marla A. Ashby

Dunn County News, Sun, May 8, 2005, A6

Marla A. Ashby, age 29, of Fort Bragg, Calif., died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Sacramento, Calif.

Marla was born May 10, 1974, in Fort Bragg, Calif., the daughter of LaTrisha (Portz) Ashby and the late William Allen Ashby. Most of her life was spent living in California.

Marla is survived by her son, Michael James Ashby; her mother, LaTrisha (Bob Nabozny) Boulley of Menomonie; a stepbrother, Andre Boulley of Menomonie; special grandparents, Gail and Douglas Engelbretson of Menomonie; two aunts, Jere Tilleson and Donna Buss, both of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

Marla is preceded in death by her father; a daughter, LaTrisha; and a brother, Michael James Ashby.

Memorial services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the Menomonie Moose Lodge in Menomonie with food and fellowship to follow until 4 p.m.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie is serving the family.

Herbert D. Larson

Dunn County News, Wed, May 11, 2005, A6

Herbert D. Larson, age 80, of Menomonie, died Sunday, May 8, 2005 at Our House Assisted Living, with hospice.

Herbert was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in Menomonie to Jents and Josephine (Torgerson) Larson. He graduated from Dunn County Aggie and attended UW-River Falls. Herbert was drafted into the U.S. Navy in which he served from 1944-1946. Upon his return, he took over the family farm.

He married Esther Link on Oct. 6, 1960 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. From 1981-1989, Herbert worked for the city of Menomonie. He enjoyed bowling, reading and telling stories of his time in the Navy.

Herbert is survived by five children, Connie (Jim) Newman of Hayward, Joyce (Fred) York of Fort Atkinson, Mark Larson of Elk Mound, Julie (Rod) Eiseth of Colfax, and Mary (Duane) Hendrickson of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Ryan (Keri) Grutt), Freddy, Jr., Tiffany and Tyler York, Ashley Larson and Nicole Gotlibson; two step-grandchildren, Tali and Haley Eiseth; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Tyler Grutt and Abigail Ruby Marie Larson; a special friend, Leatus Thibado of Menomonie; a sister, Jean Sweeney of Durand; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Elmer (Marchia) Link and Francis (Ann) Link, both of Billings, Mont., and Marlys Link of Menomonie; one niece and one nephew, Gary (Roseann) Sweeney of Durand and Rosemary (Ron) Newton of Apple Valley, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Esther, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 10 am until time of services Thursday at the church.

Ada Countryman

Dunn County News, Sun, May 15, 2005, A6

Ada Countryman, age 98, of River Falls, formerly of Turtle Lake, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the River Falls Area Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Almena with the Rev. Ellery Groth officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Turtle Lake.

Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland handled arrangements.

Edward E. Sorenson

Dunn County News, Wed, May 18, 2005, A6

Edward E. Sorenson, age 75, of Menomonie, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Ed was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Menomonie to Olaf and Myrtle (Campbell) Sorenson. He was raised in the Menomonie area and was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He married Delima Grundman on Jan. 24, 1948, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Ed was employed at Halvorson Bus Lines in Menomonie for 15 years. He also worked as an electrician at Sanna Dairies for 21 years. After retiring from Sanna Dairies, he continued to work as a caretaker for many area cemeteries and as custodian at Christ Lutheran Church, where he took great pride in his work.

Ed was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He loved camping and fishing and he also enjoyed coffee and conversation at the John Deere Shop and Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his wife, Delima of Menomonie; three daughters and two sons, Bruce (Debi) Sorenson of Elk Mound, and Beverly (Rich) Leach, Barry (Cynthia) Sorenson, Barb (Doug) Tylee, and Belinda (Tim) Whitney, all of Menomonie; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two infant great-grandchildren, Caleb and Emma Sue Leach.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery, town of Lucas, Dunn County, at a later date.

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

Della Jane Stokes

Dunn County News, Wed, May 18, 2005, A6

Della Jane Stokes peacefully passed away Sunday, May 15, 2005. She was born April 10, 1919, in Monticello, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Mary Hansen Washburn.

She is survived by her husband of over 59 years, Joseph W. Stokes, who she married on Aug. 4, 1945. The four sons she and Joe raised in Menomonie also survive Della. Her son, Steve, his wife, Diana, his son, DuShane, and their daughters, Stephanie and Brandi, are residents of Las Vegas, Nev. Her son, Terry, his wife, Connie, and their children, Theresa and Travis, are residents of Menomonie. Her son, Joel, his wife, Christy-Lee, and their children, Nicole, Trevor and Devin, are residents of Austin, Texas. Her son, Brian, his wife, Wendy, and their son, Jed, are also residents of Las Vegas. In addition, she is survived by four great-grandchildren.

Other surviving relatives are her twin sister, Dolly Washburn McLeod of Monticello; an older set of twin sisters, Rena Lockwood of Marshall, Minn., and Ruth Morrell of Elk River, Minn.; and another older sister, Muriel Watson of Minneapolis, Minn. Her oldest sister, Esther Stokes, and brother, Charles Washburn, preceded her in death.

Della graduated from Monticello High School in 1938. She lived and worked in Minnesota as a legal secretary until she married. A year after they married, she and Joseph relocated to Wisconsin. In 1978, they became winter Texans until they made a permanent move to McAllen, Texas, in 1990. For the last 15 years she has enjoyed the warm weather, great golfing, and wonderful friendships made while living at the Abode Wells Country Club of McAllen.

Throughout her life she had numerous and varied interests, among which, she was an avid reader, enjoyed playing her organ immensely, and appreciated corresponding with loved ones. Della had a great deal of determination and zest for life by which she weathered trials and enjoyed triumphs. She took great pride in the accomplishments and successes of her family and they in turn, hers. Della will be remembered by those who knew her well as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was deeply loved and she will be sorely missed.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Beck Funeral Home at 1700 East Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park, Texas.

Lawrence "Cub" Schillinger

Dunn County News, Wed, May 18, 2005, A6

Lawrence "Cub" Schillinger, age 81, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Knapp, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2005.

Services were held Monday, April 25, 2005, at the American Legion Post #27 in Apache Junction.

Cub was the longtime owner of the Wilson Night Club in Wilson. He was a veteran of World War II and active in the American Legion and VFW.

Cub is survived by his wife, Mavis; two sons, Steven and Daniel; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy, of Jefferson, La.

He is preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Jr., and his first wife, Nita.

Phyllis E. Young

Dunn County News, Wed, May 18, 2005, A6

Phyllis E. Young, age 83, of Menomonie, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Phyllis was born March 1, 1922, in Dunn County, the daughter of Carl and Cora (Olson) Retzloff. She grew up in the Menomonie area and graduated in 1939 from Menomonie High School. She married Delmar J. Young on Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.
After marriage, they moved to the farm where they raised three children. Later, Phyllis worked in food service at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for approximately 20 years, until retiring. Delmar died in 1997 and for the last two years she has been a resident of the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Phyllis is survived by three children, Robert (Kathleen) of Crandon, Rita Young of Menomonie, and Thomas (Louise) of Tigoa, Pa.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lenore Snell of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Lorn Retzloff, and a sister, Marlys Marine.

Memorial services were Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

There was no visitation.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

Lorraine I. Shepard

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

Lorraine I. Shepard, age 79, of Balsam Lake, died on Saturday, May 14, 2004, at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Lorraine Inez Shepard was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Reeve, the daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Anderson) Pittman. She grew up in the Reeve area, was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville, and attended school in Reeve and in Clear Lake.

Lorraine was married to Earl Stuart in 1944 and together they operated a dairy farm for more than 34 years near Boyceville. She also raised two sons, Dwight and Earl Jr.

On July 2, 1979, Lorraine was married to George L. Shepard. Together, they made their home in Balsam Lake township and at that time she became a member of the Catholic church.

In her spare time, Lorraine loved crocheting, doing crafts, dancing, fishing, playing cards and cooking. It was not uncommon for her to greet her family and friends with a plate of cookies. She always thought of others before herself and was concerned about the well-being of those around her. Lorraine especially loved spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Balsam Lake.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her infant son, Richard, her parents, Joseph and Mildred Pittman, and her brother, John Pittman.

She is survived by her husband, George Shepard of Balsam Lake; two sons, Dwight (Leslie) Stuart of Ham Lake, Minn., and Earl Stuart Jr. of Sandstone, Minn.; two stepdaughters, Margaret (Harry) Swyers and Darlene Shepard, both of Amery; eight grandchildren, James (Lisa) Stuart, Jarad Carr, Ben Stuart, Sam Stuart, Dr. Holly Swyers, Harlan (Carolina) Swyers, Howard (Donna) Swyers and Lt. Heath Swyers; many great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, Crystal Regelin of Hudson, Maynard (Betty) Pittman of Boyceville, Shirley (Chuck) Balog of Turtle Lake, and Charles (Yvonne) Pittman of Glenwood City; a sister-in-law, Beverly Pittman of Deer Park; and many relatives, family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at St. John's Catholic Church in Clear Lake with Father Joseph Trinka officiating. Christine LaFond was organist and Heidi Paulson was vocalist. Casketbearers were Denny Ash, Bill Hall, Gary Hoisington, Randy Leckel, Ron Pittman and Erv Regelin. Honorary casketbearers were Chuck Balog, Norman Carey, Ben Clough, Bill Ihrig and Wendall Wolf. Interment was in Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake served the family.

Kenneth E. Haugle

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

Kenneth E. Haugle, age 76, of Colfax, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at his home.

He was born April 9, 1929, in Colfax to Savel and Arlene (Walters) Haugle. He married Marion Samens on Oct. 19, 1950.

Ken was an avid fisherman and hunter, and truly enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marion; a daughter, Diane (Ron) Hodgson; two sons, Dale (Sheila) and David (Jean); grandsons, Scott (Debbie), Brandon, Brett and Dustin; a great-grandson, Warren; a sister, Elaine Swartz; a brother, Ronald; nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Juel and Duane; and a sister, Donna Krewson.

At the request of Ken, a private family service will be held.

Sampson-Kastner Funeral & Cremation Services of Colfax is serving the family.

Glenna A. Quarderer

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

Glenna A. Quarderer, age 81, of Boyceville, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Glenna A. Guldvog was born Sept. 5, 1923, in the town of Prairie Farm, Barron County, to Selmer and Bernice (Borson) Guldvog. She was baptized in October 1923 and confirmed in August 1937 at the Solum Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm. Glenna attended school in Prairie Farm and graduated as salutatorian in 1941. She participated in band, glee club and mixed chorus and played violin for the orchestra. She also enjoyed reading, music, sewing and crocheting.

In 1942, Glenna and her family moved to Fenton, Mich., where she worked for the Genesse Tool Co. She returned to Wisconsin in 1944.

Glenna married Willard Quarderer on Sept. 23, 1944, in Pine City, Minn.

Glenna is survived by her husband, Willard of Boyceville; two sons, Darrell (Janet) Quarderer of Eau Claire and Bradley (Linda) Quarderer of Falcon Heights, Minn.; a sister, Sondra Campbell of Boyceville; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Blair) Berger of Fridley, Minn.; a great-grandson, Blake Berger; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Bernice Guldvog; a brother, Selmer "Bud" Guldvog; her grandparents, Erik and Julia Guldvog; and dear niece, Kathleen Schmidt.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2003, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in the town of Prairie Farm, Barron County.

Family and friends are welcome from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm.

Olson Funeral Service in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.

Virgil B. Mounce

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

Virgil B. Mounce, age 70, of Janesville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Beloit Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Virgil was born March 15, 1935, in the town of Lucas, the son of Dale Robert and Emma Louise (Ford) Mounce. He graduated from Boyceville High School. Virgil served for three years in the U.S. Army. He married Marlene Olbert on May 23, 1956.

He was employed by JATCO for 33 years, first in Dilworth, Minn., continuing with them after moving to Janesville in 1987. He retired in April 2000. He was a member of Teamsters Local #579.

Following his retirement, Virgil enjoyed making replicas of JATCO trucks, hand carving them from balsam wood.

Mr. Mounce is survived by his wife, Marlene; three children, Steven (Diane) Mounce of Hawley, Minn., David (Corrie) Mounce of Papillion, Neb., and Kimberly (Robert) Gruenwald of Janesville; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Jessica, Adam, Ashley, Jacob, Emma, Samuel, Meaghan, Cody and Victoria; a great-grandchild, Ryan; three brothers, Gilbert (Ardys) Mounce of Downing, Harry (Mary) Mounce of Mineral, Wash., and Selmar (Betty) Mounce of California; one sister, Shirley (Lyle) Hight of Cherokee Village, Ariz.; and special friends, Mike and Mary Szablewski.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hope A. Nichols.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Visitation is from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church in Glenwood City.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is assisting with local arrangements.

E. Alice Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

E. Alice Johnson, age 95, of Colfax, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Wheeler to Adolph and Emilie (Stevens) Henderson. She attended high school at First All City High in Eau Claire.

She married Jasper Johnson on Sept. 24, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn. Together, they worked on the farm north of Colfax and at Badger Ordinance Defense Plant during World War II. They returned to Colfax where they did painting and interior decorating. She was a nurses' aid at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1964 until she retired in 1983.

She belonged to the Holden Lutheran Church where she was active in the WELCA and Hope Circle.

She is survived by four daughters, Janet (Bill) Creaser of Downsville, Marilynn Benish of Colfax, Linda (Mike) Andres of Blaine, Minn., and Bev (Mark) Lightfoot of Wilson; three sons, Raymond (Marlene), Alan (Donna) and Glen "Pete" (Sally), all of Colfax; one brother, Earl Henderson of Eau Claire; one daughter-in-law, Thelma Johnson; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Robert and Ronald, two brothers, and five sisters.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Colfax Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Tobiason officiating. Burial will be in Holden Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Sampson-Kastner Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Deborah J. Kistner

Dunn County News, Sun. May 22, 2005, A6

Deborah J. Kistner, age 43, of Menomonie, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center.

Debbie was born on Feb. 4, 1962, in Menomonie to Wesley and Luella (Lowe) Kistner. She attended school in Menomonie. Debbie worked at McMillan Electric Co. in Woodville for 17 years, Phillips Plastics for one year, and as a farm hand.

Debbie enjoyed motorcycling, four-wheeling, hunting and fishing.

Deborah is survived by her mother, Luella Kistner of Menomonie; one sister, Renee (John) Cornellier of Menomonie; three brothers, Gary (Polly) Kistner, Michael Kistner, and Jerry (Dawn) Kistner, all of Menomonie; her fianc/, Warren Zastrow of Durand and Warren's two daughters and two grandchildren; nieces and nephews; stepnieces and stepnephews; aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley; her maternal and paternal grandparents; and her brother-in-law, Jerry Stabenow.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, 2005, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Allene Sybil Freseth

Dunn County  News, Wed, May 25, 2005, A6

Allene Sybil Freseth, age 79, of Menomonie, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Allene was born July 11, 1925, in north Menomonie, the daughter of Alfred and Laura (Redum) Kochendorfer. After the death of her father, Laura and Allene moved to Menomonie, where Laura married Earl Hale. Allene grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1943 from Menomonie High School.

Allene married Merlin Flood in 1945. After marriage, they lived in Cumberland, Chicago and Colorado Springs, Colo. Later, Allene returned to Menomonie where she married Allen Freseth in 1955. They made their home in Plover, Viroqua and Strum before returning to Menomonie. Allene worked as a home health care aide for Dunn County for several years.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie (Carl) Peterson of Eleva and Laurie (Tim) Bolton of Sumner, Wash.; two sons, Dean Flood of LaConner, Wash., and Perry (Brenda) Freseth of Eau Claire; six grandchildren, Kevin (Tammi) Peterson, Bryan (Lisa) Peterson, Scott Peterson, Chris Peterson, Anjovon Freseth and Hatti Guski; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Allene is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Jay Freseth.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoffrey Scott officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Dr. Donald James Styer

Dunn County  News, Wed, May 25, 2005, A6

Dr. Donald James Styer, 85, of Brownsboro, Ala., died Feb. 5, 2005, at Huntsville Hospital.

Dr. Styer was born March 7, 1919, in the town of Weston to Benedict and Bessie (Liddy) Styer. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1936. He attended the Stout Institute (now University of Wisconsin-Stout) for two years, then transferred to the University of Minnesota, where he participated in a U.S. Army dentist training program, graduating in 1945 as a First Lieutenant and receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dentistry.

He married Carol Opal "Kit" Hancock on Feb. 19, 1944 in Minneapolis. Dr. Styer served as a dentist on Army posts in the U.S. and Japan until 1947, when he was honorably discharged, remaining in the Army Reserves. From 1947-49, he maintained a dental practice in Faribault, Minn., then was recalled.

He served his country faithfully in the Army during the Korean War, earning a bronze star, then continued in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, where he rose to the rank of Colonel. He served on army posts in Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Alabama, and Germany, where he was respected and commended, especially for training servicemen in the Dental Corps. He also completed two tours of duty in the Pentagon, where he pioneered the use of computers in maintaining dental records.

In 1977, Dr. Styer retired to the "mini-farm' in Brownsboro he shared with Kit until her death in 2000.

Dr. Styer is survived by daughters Linda Caldas, of Brasilia, Brazil, Sandy Styer (Mark Stem), of Rockaway, N.J., Diana Mathias of San Clemente, Calif., and Imani Phoenix of Gainesville, Fla.; son Donald J. Styer II (Sally Miller) of Wooster, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Lois Beauchamp of Issaquah, Wash.; nieces Jan Styer and Mary Styer Zukowski and nephews Randy Styer and David Styer of Menomonie; nephew Dale Styer of Elmwood; nieces Ellen Beauchamp (Michael Mustafaga) of Woodinville, Wash., and Lois (Bill) Bradfield of Issaquah, Wash.; and nephew Jim (Jean) Beauchamp of Powell, Wyo.

In addition to his wife Kit, Dr. Styer is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elwood and Bruce, and infant sister, Betty.

A memorial service will be held at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle on May 28, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.

Marie R. Zittel

Dunn County  News, Wed, May 25, 2005, A6

Marie R. Zittel, age 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Marie was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Granville, Iowa, the daughter of Theodore and Catherine (Koehler) Geraets. Marie was raised on the family farm in the Elmwood area and graduated from Elmwood High School.

She married Elton A. Zittel on Oct. 4, 1938, in Elmwood. After marriage, they farmed in the Little Elk Creek area of Dunn County for many years. They later moved to north Menomonie, where they farmed for several years on Cedar Falls Road, before moving into Menomonie. Elton died in 1994 and Marie remained in Menomonie the rest of her life.

Marie is survived by a son, Dennis Zittel of Arizona City, Ariz.; a son-in-law, Robert Wik of Downsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six brothers, Joe (Arlene) and Henry Geraets, both of Elmwood, Francis Geraets of Lady Lake, Fla., Ted Geraets of Lillian, Ala., Abbot David Geraets of San Louis Obispo, Calif., and Gary of Chico, Calif.; and two sisters, Gertrude Geraets of Madison, Ind., and Sr. Hidlegarde Geraets, OSB, of Eau Claire.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elton; a daughter, Barbara Wik; three sisters, Lillian Bicknell, Johanna Helmueller and Sr. Benedict Geraets, OSB; and three brothers, Leo, Fr. Chrysostom, OP, and Lawrence Geraets.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 6 p.m.

Margaret J. Lansing

Dunn County  News, Wed, May 25, 2005, A6

Death notice -

Margaret J. Lansing, age 72, of Knapp, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Russell J. Rassbach

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Russell J. Rassbach, age 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Country Terrace in Menomonie with hospice care.

Russell was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., and was raised by his loving grandparents, John and Jennie Rassbach of Connorsville. Russell attended Oak Lawn School and went on to graduate from the Dunn County School of Agriculture in Menomonie.

Russell was self-employed most of his life. His latest venture was owner of Rassbach's Furniture in Menomonie. Since 1983, he spent his winters in Florida and summers in Menomonie until his health made traveling difficult.

Russell enjoyed fishing, traveling in his motor home, and biking. Summers would find him riding his John Deere mower and doing yard work.

Russell was a major contributor to the Dunn County Historical Society with a generous donation going to the Russell J. Rassbach Museum. He also gave generously to the Mabel Tainter Theater as well as to other worthwhile organizations.

Russell is survived by his wife, Rachel (Granger) of El Cajon, Calif.; two daughters, Margie Stroud o San Diego, Calif., and Dianne (Dean) Hussey of Alpine, Calif.; one son, Kelly (Barb) Rassbach of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jennie Losness of Ridgeland; and a nephew, Anthony (Bonnie) Andrise of Hernando, Miss.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Jennie Rassbach.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Crites officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

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

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

A special thank you to all the staff at Country Terrace and Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare for their care and comfort.

Mary Ellen Lucas

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Mary Ellen Lucas passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Duarte, Calif.

The daughter of Julia and Joe Peterson, Mary Ellen was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Spring Valley. She was raised in Spring Valley and graduated from high school in Duarte.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and only brother, Walter J. Peterson.

She is survived by her four children, Jeff, Julie, Nancy and Kathy Lucas; their father, John Lucas; an only sister, Doris "Dode" Schrantz of Menomonie; and sister-in-law, Valerie Peterson.

May she now rest in His peace and love.

Irving M. Larson

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Irving M. Larson, age 85, of 3706 Damon St., Eau Claire, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Irving was born on Feb. 21, 1920, in the town of Wheaton, Chippewa County, to Ingvold and Amanda (Solberg) Larson. He was baptized, confirmed and married at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. He married Evelyn M. Mattison on July 4, 1942. He was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, which was organized in 1954.

He worked at Sterling Pulp and Paper Mill, National Pressure Cooker Co., and 36 years for Lowes Creek School and the Board of Education. He also served in the National Guard from 1942-52.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lars and Obert; and four sisters, Bertha McFaul, Ann Jevne, Lorraine Hansen and Eleanor Lima.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Ronald (Karen) of Racine and Gary (Helen) of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Andy, Jolene and Matthew; and three great-grandchildren. He is further survived by one sister, Eileen (Thomas) Robertson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Hinwood officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Family and friends may sign the guest book online at www.fullerspeckien.com.

Betty L. Thibado

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Betty Loraine Thibado, age 56, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after a lifetime of chronic ill health.

Betty Loraine Roth was born Jan. 23, 1949, the daughter of Ernest and Ruby (Fisher) Roth. She grew up on a farm south of Menomonie and attended Hay Creek Elementary School. She graduated in 1967 from Durand High School.

Betty was a lifelong member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville where she was baptized and confirmed. Betty was the church organist during her high school years. On June 21, 1969, she married John "Jack" Thibado at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. To this union a son, Richard, was born.

Betty is survived by her son, Richard (Katherine) Thibado of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Brian, Dylan, Amanda, Kayla and Brady; her mother, Ruby Roth of Menomonie; a brother, Robert (Linda) Roth of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Her grandparents and her father, Ernest, precede her in death.

"A mother's way is warm, and gentle is her touch, with just a hug she says, 'I love you very much....' A mother's way is kind, ever giving of her self, her days are filled with riches, her children are her wealth.... A mother's way is wise; her counsel from above -- the dearest gift God gives is that of mother's love...."

Funeral services were Friday, May 27, 2005, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Downsville.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Menomonie served the family.

James O. Halverson

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

James Oswald Halverson, age 76, of Buckhannon, W.Va., passed away on Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1928, in Menomonie, the son of Oswald and Gena (Husby) Halverson. On Jun 16, 1956, James married Lillian Jessie Smith in a double ceremony with Lil's sister, Mildred, and Kenneth Brighum.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Lynda (Gregory) Selan of Plainfield, Ill., and Sara (Michael) Kenefick of Hilliard, Ohio; one son, Steven (Sally) Halverson of Carol Stream, Ill.; a brother, David Halverson of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a sister-in-law, Jane Halverson of Denver, Colo. Ten grandchildren survive -- Nicholas, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Elliott and Margaret Selan, Kristofer and Sydney Kenefick, and Trent, Trevor and Troy Halverson.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Palmer Halverson and Paul Halverson.

Jim graduated from Menomonie High School and attended The Stout Institute in Menomonie. In 1947, he joined his father, who had a general insurance agency. Later, he and his wife owned and operated a coin-operated laundry and dry-cleaning establishment. In 1970, the family moved to Buckhannon. Jim graduated in 1974 from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was employed for 15 years by the West Virginia State Tax Department as an appraiser and mapper.

James was a member of the Menomonie Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of the Buckhannon Kiwanis Club and a past district lieutenant governor of Kiwanis. He was a member of the Buckhannon Lions Club and served as chairman of the Sight Committee. He was also a member of the Buckhannon Chapter of AARP. James was an active member of the Buckhannon First United Methodist Church, holding various offices of leadership, and he was an active supporter of the Parish House. He was treasurer for 12 years for Pack 128, Boy Scouts of America.

As requested by the deceased, James was created. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Walls-Halverson Scholarship Fund at West Virginia Wesleyan College, the Parish House, or to the Buckhannon Lions Club Sight Fund.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce M. Charon

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Bruce M. Charon, age 68, of Mound, Minn., formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, May 23, 2005.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa (Mark) Stenseth of Menomonie, Julie (Jeff) Staads of Eau Claire, and Stephanie (Andrew) Nelson of Victoria, Minn.; grandchildren, Allison (Rich) Manzer, Brittney Stenseth, Ben, Matt and Zach Staads, and Josie and Sully Nelson; two aunts, Rena Mae Charon and Clara Horn; and many special friends.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. and retired member of th Mound Westonka School Board.

Funeral services were Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mound. Interment was in Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake.

Memorials are preferred to Mound Westonka High School Athletic Department or the Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center, North Memorial Hospital, or St. John's Lutheran Church.

Huber Funeral Homes in Mound was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret J. Lansing

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Mag Lansing, of Knapp, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 23, 2005, at home.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in Plymouth to Grace and Raymond Helmer. Mag married Marvin Lansing on Aug. 21, 1954. She received her BS from UW-River Falls and her MA from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. She taught high school for several years in Rhinelander, Waunakee and Elk Mound, and worked as a family mediator in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.

Mag was a leader in many volunteer and civic organizations. Prior to moving from Eau Claire to Knapp, she coordinated Meals on Wheels, was the volunteer coordinator for the Eau Claire County Juvenile Court and for the Eau Claire County Department of Social Services, and served two terms on the Eau Claire City Council. Mag was a long-term board member and past present of the Dunn County Humane Society. She currently served on the Dunn County Zoning Board of Adjustment, and recently volunteered to serve on the Mabel Tainter Theater Fund Drive Committee and the Dunn County Free Clinic Board.

She is survived by her husband, Marv of Knapp; a daughter, Mary Lansing and son-in-law, Dan Schneider, of La Crosse; a daughter, Carol Lansing of Minneapolis, Minn.; and grandchildren, Grace Lansing and Bill Schneider of La Crosse. She is also survived by her brother, William Helmer, and his family of Plymouth.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

We loved Mag for her generosity, wit, intelligence, cooking, personal convictions, civic spirit, and most of all, for her dedication and love for her family, friends and animals. She was a partner to Marv in all he did and she was the center of our family.

A celebratory gathering will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Grazi's Restaurant, one mile west of Menomonie, off STH 29, (715) 232-8878. A toast to her life and testimonials will be shared at 12:30 p.m.

Memorials preferred to the Dunn County Humane Society.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Diane J. Hillman

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A6

Diane J. Hillman, age 70, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Diane was born on Feb. 6, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn., to George and Rose (Fischer) Lestico. They moved to Chicago where Diane graduated from North Park High School. She worked at Walgreens in Chicago before moving to Menomonie with her parents in 1965. Diane was hired in 1966 as a secretary for the junior high as an assistant to the late Ed Phelan and later Neal Fellrath. She later became administrative assistant to the Menomonie High School principal until her retirement in 1996 after 30 years of service. Diane always cherished her time and the relationships she made within the school district.

Diane married Gerald Hillman on Aug. 8, 1970, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Diane was an avid Chicago Bears and Menomonie Indians football fan. She also attended numerous sporting events, especially watching her sons. She loved dogs, especially her dachshund, Gretchen. Diane enjoyed being with people and loved to laugh. She also liked to travel.

Diane is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Hillman of Menomonie; two sons, Christopher (Amy) Hillman of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Mark Hillman of Menomonie; two granddaughters, Kailee and Taylor of Brooklyn Park; two brothers-in-law, Don (Sarah) Hillman of Eau Claire and Marv (Jackie) Hillman of Menomonie; five cousins, Dean Leistico of Worthington, Minn., Roger Leistico of Chicago, Don Leistico of Michigan, Vern Leistico of Worthington, and Charles Leistico Jr. of Chicago; an uncle, Albert Leistico of California; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastors Paul Pillman and David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 10 a.m. to time of services Wednesday at the church.

The Hillman family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at American Lutheran Home and Pastor Pillman and his family for their wonderful service and care for Diane during her stay.

Blaine B. Manor

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A17

Blaine "Tug" Benjamin Manor, 84, of Eau Claire died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Clairemont Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on June 11, 1920, in Eau Galle Township, Dunn County, the son of David and Hattie (Hoyt) Manor.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945.

Blaine married Loretta E. Wachter. He was employed at Uniroyal Tire Company as a tire builder until his retirement in 1977.

He enjoyed fishing and many outdoor sports.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta; son, David (Susan) of Eau Claire; daughter, Elise (Nicholas) Russo of Colfax; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Elwood (Lorraine) Manor of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Delien; two brothers, Norman and Ray Manor; and three sisters, Pearl Luther, Hazel Prissel and Etta Kraft.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Thorpe officiating. VFW Post #305 will conduct military honors at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clear View Cemetery, Eau Galle Township, Dunn County. Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lenmark Gomsrud Linn Funeral Home and an hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Blaine's family requests memorials be directed to White Pine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, S3091 Oak Knoll Road, Fall Creek, WI 54742.

Carol Scholfield

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 2005, A17

Death notice -

Carol Scholfield, age 74, of Menomonie, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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