Dunn County Obituaries
May-June 1998

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the May 3, 1998 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Lawrence E. Decker

Dunn County News, Sun, May 3, 1998, p.6A

Lawrence E. Decker, 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 1998, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Racine.

He was born July 10, 1918, in Montana and has been a resident of Racine for about 43 years.

Mr. Decker was a retired major from the 1st and 3rd Darby Ranger Battalion and was involved in the North African Campaign, the invasion of Sicily, and the invasion of Anzio. He received a battlefield commission with numerous other awards, including a Silver Star and Purple Heart.

He also taught industrial arts at Washington Park High School in Racine for 17 years.

He was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, Doris; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John (Kathy) Decker of Grand Rapids, Mich., Robert "Joe" (Julie) Decker of Racine, and Dana Decker of Portage; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela (Wayne) Connors of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Mariann (David) Belknap of Menasha; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Harriet Shervey and Catherine McDonald, both of Menomonie; one brother, Gerald Decker of Detroit, Mich.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were Monday, April 13 at Emmaus Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Nechterlein officiating. Interment was in West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials to Emmaus Lutheran Church have been suggested. Hanson Funeral Home in Racine handled arrangements.

Margaret J. Howe

Dunn County News, Sun, May 3, 1998, p. 6A

Margaret J. Howe, 79, formerly of Peoria Heights, IL, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born June 9, 1918, in Eau Claire to Peter and Pearl (Miers) Nelson. She married Harold L. Howe on March 31, 1940, in Menomonie. He died Feb. 16, 1983, in Peoria.

Surviving are four sons, Peter Howe of Arlington Heights, IL, Michael Howe of Aurora, IL, and Thomas Howe and Richard Howe, both of Peoria Heights; three daughters, Joan Payne of Carol Stream, IL, Kathleen Getz of South Bend, IN, and Mary Jane Marfell of Washington, IL; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Nelson and William Nelson, both of Ashtabula, Ohio; and one sister, Carol Koepnick of Menomonie.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where services were held Saturday, May 2, with the Rev. Giles Brom officiating. Entombment was in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois or to Alzheimer’s Research.

Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria handled arrangements.

Lawrence E. Schaefer

Dunn County News, Sun, May 3, 1998, p. 6A

Lawrence E. Schaefer, 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at the Dove Health Care Center in Eau Claire.

He was born Jan. 9, 1915, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Arthur and Susanna (Huber) Schaefer. Lawrence was raised in the Town of Spring Brook and farmed there with his father when a young man.

Lawrence married Eleanor Behling on April 8, 1936, in Menomonie. After their marriage, they farmed for 36 years in the Town of Spring Brook before moving to Menomonie. Lawrence was then employed at Menomonie Equipment for several years.

Lawrence was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed fishing and camping and antique cars.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Menomonie; two sons, Duane (Kathy) Schaefer and Larry Schaefer, both of Eau Claire; one daughter, Sharon (Dan) Gibson of Eau Claire, seven grandchildren, Rhonda (Mike) Helland, Brenda (Dan) Olson, Jennifer (Brian) Johnson, Jim (Julie) Gibson, Russ (Jennifer) Gibson, Jodi (David) Williams and April Schaefer; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Sipple and Adeline Gordon, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Stanley and Ralph, and one sister, Lurlin Sipple.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Iron Creek Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook.

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

Elnora L. Knutson

Dunn County News, Sun, May 3, 1998, p. 6A

Elnora L. Knutson, 87, of Colfax, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

She was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Colfax to William and Anna (Lowry) Frasl. She married Elmer L. Knutson on Sept. 26, 1936, in Hudson.

She taught in area rural schools and worked several years at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She was a member of Colfax Lutheran Church and its women’s organizations, Colfax American Legion Auxiliary, and Colfax Merry Mixers. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross bloodmobile. She enjoyed traveling and summers at the cottage on Lake Tainter.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by three children, Marylee Knutson, James Knutson and Lee (Bonnie) Knutson, all of Colfax; three grandchildren, Keith and friend Julie Mazzeo, Tena and friend Raymond Erickson, and Sara Knutson; three nieces, and one nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; twin daughter sin infancy; one great-grandson in infancy; one sister in infancy; and two brothers, Harry and James Frasl.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 2 at the Colfax Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Walck officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Duane K. Medes

Dunn County News, Wed, May 6, 1998, p. 6A

Duane K. Medes, 89, of Boyceville, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Duane was born April 28, 1909, in Genoa, IL, to William and Luceba (Woods) Medes. He married Helen Dickman on Nov. 5, 1938, in Wheeler. He was a longtime resident of the Wheeler/Boyceville area.

Duane hauled milk from 1925 to 1974 to creameries in Downing and Boyceville. Duane was a hard worker, known well by his patrons.

He enjoyed fishing.

Duane was a loving husband, father and brother. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Duane is survived by a sister, Genevieve Huggins of Colorado Springs, CO; three sons, Kenneth Medes of Boyceville, Harlan (Lorraine) Medes of Altoona and Rickard Medes of Oak Park, IL; one daughter, Nancy (Howard) Prause of Hudson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special friend, Alice Wyss; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen, in 1974; two brothers, Merle and Wesley Medes; a sister, Lucille Medes; and one great-grandchild, Natasha Sachesmeir.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 6, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Mai Vue Vang

Dunn County News, Wed, May 6, 1998, p. 6A

Mai Vue Vang, 49 of Menomonie, formerly of Laos, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Services and visitation are from Friday afternoon, May 8, 1998, through Monday morning, May 11, 1998, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Myrtle C. Siler

Dunn County News, Sun, May 10, 1998, p. 6A

Myrtle C. Siler, 84, of Downsville, died Wednesday, May 6, 1996, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Myrtle Christine McGilton was born April 16, 1914, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Stewart and Jessie (McNaughton) McGilton. She was raised in Menomonie and attended Menomonie High School.

Myrtle married Lavern Siler on March 23, 1935, in Menomonie. Following marriage, she lived in Downsville most of her life. Since fall 1997, Myrtle resided at the Seversen Home in Eau Claire.

Myrtle was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family, and loved her grandchildren.

She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Siler of Sarasota, FL, Donald (Karen) Siler of Baldwin, and Jerry (Sally) Siler of Eau Claire; five grandchildren, Melinda (Brian) Jacobson of Brainerd, MN, Ronald Siler of New Richmond, Jamie Siler of Racine, Traci (Patrick) Christensen of Rockford, MN, and Lance Siler of Eau Claire; four great-grandchildren, Noel, Taylor, Dallas and Dalton Jacobson; a sister, Evelyn Brostrom of Menomonie; a brother, Howard McGilton of Colfax; and other relatives and friends.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lavern; two brothers, twin Merton and Ralph McGilton; and a sister, Ruth Grippen.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 9, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Morris E. Draland

Dunn County News, Wed, May 13, 1998, p. 6A

Morris E. Draland, 88, of Menomonie, formerly of New London, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He resided since July 1996 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Morris was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Northland, Waupaca County, to August and Mathilda (Olson) Draland. In 1912, he moved with his parents to Boyceville and attended schools in Knapp and Lucas.

When he was 18, he moved to Iola, where he worked for farmers in the area. He was later employed at the Edison Co., in New London, where he worked for many years before retiring. He was also a resident of the Franklin House in New London for many years,

Before moving to Menomonie, when he became a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was a member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New London.

Morris is survived by a sister, Gladys Tietz, and a brother, Alton Draland, both of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 12, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Emily Kartman

Dunn County News, Sun, May 17, 1998, p. 6A

Emily Kartman, 83, of Menomonie, formerly of Port Wing, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 16, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Greenwood Cemetery in Port Wing.

John Edward Torgerson

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

John Edward Torgerson, 78, passed away Saturday, May 16, 1998, at Oakwood Villa Nursing Home in Altoona.

A lifelong Christian of Norwegian ancestry, he joins his parents, Edward and Minnie Torgerson, to reside in the House of the Lord forever.

John, born Feb. 14, 1920, was a lifelong member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church and resident of Menomonie. John graduated from Dunn County Agricultural High School in 1938, where he participated in forensics, band, FFA and basketball. He then went on to pursue a successful career in dairy farming for more than 30 years.

John was always interested in airplanes, both model and real. That interest encouraged him to form a flying club with six other airplane enthusiasts. Together they purchased two new airplanes and as young pilots, these friends flew together, sharing use of planes, expenses and fun.

When not exploring the skies, John was busy with his hobbies of welding and inventing useful devices to assist him on the farm.

His inventions included an electric-powered pitchfork, an automatic water shut off for animal-watering stanchions, and a hay-baler brake as a safety device on hilly terrain. He holds several U.S. patents on these devices.

Upon retirement, John invented a bicycle mirror to enhance his riding enjoyment and a stairway walker to assist disabled or elderly persons to walk up and down the stairs safely.

John was also very interested in farm organizations and cooperatives and became an active member of the National Farmers Union. With this organization, he traveled extensively, meeting many new friends.

At age 32, on May 31, 1952, John married Luella Janet Knutson. Together they served as 4-H youth leaders for 15 years, volunteered in many capacities at church and continued their work with the Farmers Union.

John served on the board of directors of Menomonie Farmers Credit Union (now WEST Wisconsin Credit Union) for 12 years. He also served as vice president and president of the Menomonie Farmers Union (Cenex) Cooperative, which awarded him a gold watch, recognizing his 27 years of dedicated service.

John ran a successful cattle and crop farm until 1994. He then built a new home in Menomonie. There he made new friends and continued active pursuit of his hobbies.

John’s kind and giving spirit, smile and ready humor will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

John is survived by loved ones, including his sister Lillian Hilson (Sylvester); wife, Luella J.; daughters Susan K. (R. David) Cecconi of Florence and Debra R. (Thomas W.) King; and grandsons Adam G. King and Seth T. King, Eau Claire.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church or may be directed through them to John’s selected charities.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Menomonie.

Glenna "Chris" Nevada Cross Ruehl

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Glenna "Chris" Nevada Cross Ruehl, 79, of Menomonie, died Saturday May 16, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System, Menomonie.

Born a twin in Pierre, SD, on March 22, 1919, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Nevada (Giest) Cross. She was educated at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, graduating with a degree in physical education.

Chris was an extraordinarily active church, school and community volunteer, supportive wife and loving mother of four children.

Among the literally hundreds of roles she assumed during her 50-year residency in Menomonie, she counted her work with young people as some of the most rewarding. Boy and Girl Scouting, PTAs, church youth groups and high school and college students benefited from her energy and efforts.

Of special note was her dedication to high school activities, which included establishing the gymnastics and pom-pon programs as well as advising the GAA. Pep Club, tumbling team, cheerleaders and high school volunteers. She also served as a volunteer advisor to the Stout pom-pon squad for nine years.

A longtime member of the First Congregational Church UCC, Chris embraced many areas of church life, including Church Council, Women’s Fellowship, Tour of Homes, Memorial Committee, Kitchen Committee, Coterie, the adult choir and handbell choir.

Many in the community will remember her leadership in the Myrtle Werth Medical Center Corporation Board and Auxiliary and her involvement with the Menomonie Federated Women’s Club, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Dunn County Interfaith Food Pantry, Menomonie Federated Music Club and the Menomonie Theatre Guild.

She also taught square dancing in Dunn County for nine years, helping form the Do-Si-Do dance group. One of Chris’ major focuses in the last few years was the Senior Citizen Center, where she served on the board, delivered Meals on Wheels, worked in the Foot Clinic and spent considerable time with fund-raising efforts.

An enthusiastic thespian, Chris regally portrayed Mary Lincoln in John Russell’s "Black Friday" and loved the role of Marie Dressler in Alice Oetting’s "Molly Pitcher." A special treat for Chris was her role as Aunt Louise in Doris Cronk’s historical production, "Gay ‘90s Bride."

A highlight of her life was the selection, along with that of her husband, Phil, by the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce as Distinguished Citizens of the Year in 1985, the first time a couple had been so honored. She also was honored by several organizations for her tireless volunteerism.

A bridge enthusiast, tennis player, die-hard Packer fan and sports connoisseur, Chris attended countless Indian and Blue Devil games long after she had family connections with the high school and university.

Chris is survived b y her four children: Judy Alice (Terry) Cole, Topeka, Kan., Geraldine Ann (Lee) Evans, Orlando, Fla., James Nicholas (Kathy) Ruehl, Excelsior, MN, and Philip William (Susan) Ruehl Jr., Stevensons Ranch, CA; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phil, in 1986; and two brothers, her twin brother, Glen, and Marion Cross.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, at First Congregational Church-UCC in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the First Congregational United Church of Christ Building Fund or the Chris Ruehl Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Mabel G. Krueger

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Mabel G. Krueger, 96, of Menomonie, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Aug. 30, 1901.

Mabel is survived by two sons, Donavon (Rosemary) Krueger of Racine and Paul "Dick" (Clara) Krueger of Menomonie, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 12 step great-grandchildren, and one step great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, in 1966; one sister; three brothers; and one granddaughter, Marsha Krueger.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.

Stanton-Goodrich-Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Warren S. McLin

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Warren S. McLin, 56, of Menomonie, died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at his home.

He was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Menomonie to Sylvester and Eleanore (Sypniewski) McLin. He was raised in Menomonie and attended Menomonie High School.

He entered the service and served in the U.S. Air Force. Receiving his discharge, he lived in Manitowoc, where he married Suzanne Koch. They lived in Manitowoc about 10 years, then later divorced. Warren returned to Menomonie, where he lived the rest of his life and worked for Bergman Blacktop in Eau Claire.

He is survived by one daughter, Melissa (Gene) Riley of Mishcot; two sons, Timothy (Sherry) McLin, with the U.S. Army Special Forces in Tennessee, and James McLin, with the U.S. Special Forces in North Carolina; five grandchildren; his mother, Eleanore McLin of Menomonie; one sister, Sharon McLin of Menomonie; and two brothers, Daniel McLin of Menomonie and Michael McLin of Rice Lake.

He was preceded in death by his father. Sylvester, in 1991.

Private funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Menomonie.

There will be no visitation.

Ervin "Bud" Greuel

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Ervin L. "Bud" Greuel, 75, 3343 Westover Lane, Eau Claire, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Luther Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1923, in Menomonie to Erwin and Helen (Jaeger) Greuel. Ervin graduated in 1941 from Menomonie High School and in 1948 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II with the 380th Bomb Group A.A. F. (Flying Circus) in the South Pacific, where he piloted missions in the B-24 bomber as a lieutenant.

Ervin retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in April 1983. Ervin was a sales executive for 30 years with Employers Mutual of Wausau, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Christ Church Cathedral; Menomonie Lodge #164, F & AM; the Scottish Rite Valley of Eau Claire, where he was the Thrice Potent Master of the Eau Claire Lodge of Perfection in 1969; Zor Shrine Temple of Madison and the Mehara Shrine Club of Eau Claire; and the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jo Ann; two daughters, Mary (David) Robertson of Bloomington, Minn, and Sarah (George) Layton of Bali, Indonesia; a son, John (Sue) Greuel of Eau Claire; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (fiancée Kristin Nemec) Robertson, Gregory and John Robertson, Colby Layton, and Justin and Jessica Greuel; and a brother Jerry (Doris) Greuel of Tallahassee, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Christ Church Cathedral with The Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lenmark-Gomsrud Funeral Home in Eau Claire.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Christ Church Cathedral, 510 South Farwell St., Eau Claire, WI 54701; the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Zor Shrine Temple, 575 Zor Shrine Place, Madison, WI 53719; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary G. Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Mary G. Erickson, 60, of Wheeler died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Mary was born Aug. 22,193 7, to Roy and Marian (Anderson) Curtiss in Litchfield, Minn. On Jan. 24, 1961, she married Robert Erickson in Litchfield. They lived in the Twin Cities area until moving to Wheeler in February 1992.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Roy Curtiss and father and mother-in-law, Elick and Ovidie Erickson.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, Wheeler; sons, Allen, Wheeler and Bryan David (Catherine), Menomonie; daughter, Linda (Ronald) Hemmah, Lakeville, Minn.; mother, Marian (Ed) Tvrdik, Litchfield, Minn.; sister, Sally Curtiss, Hutchinson, Minn., and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Interment is in West Akers Cemetery in the Town of New Haven. Arrangements are with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Daniel P. Lindsley

Dunn County News, Wed, May 20, 1998, p. 6A

Daniel P. Lindsley, 45, of Wheeler died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Funeral services for Daniel will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, with Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

Aaron J. Cormican

Dunn County News, Sun, May 24, 1998, p. 6A

Aaron J. Cormican, 16, of rural Boyceville, died Monday, May 18, 1998, in the Township of Glenwood as a result of a vehicle accident.

Aaron was born Feb. 2, 1982, in Menomonie to Ronald and Donna (Wiatrok) Cormican. Aaron participated in junior high basketball. Aaron was a sophomore at Boyceville High School where he participated in football. Aaron also enjoyed golfing, playing basketball with his brothers, and watching movies.

Aaron is survived by his parents, Ronald and Donna Cormican of Boyceville; three brothers, Ronald (Cherry) Cormican Jr. of Dresser, Shawn (Michelle) Cormican of Spring Valley, and Troy Cormican of Boyceville; one sister, Dawn (Randy) Prinsen of Glenwood City; nieces and nephews, Amanda, Josh, Kyle and Jessica Cormican, Bryan Overbeek Jr., and Kevin Prinsen; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Marge Cormican of Baraboo; material grandmother, Katherine Wiatrok of Baraboo; many aunts and uncles, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his material grandfather, George Wiatrok, and an aunt, Dawn Cormican.

Funeral services were Friday, May 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with Merlin and the Rev. Rodney Burton officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Arthur G. Zielieke

Dunn County News, Sun, May 24, 1998, p. 6A

Arthur G. Zielieke, 78, of Menomonie, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Arthur Gottlieb Zielieke was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Hartland Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin, the son of Minor and Augusta (Schrimpf) Zielieke.

He grew up in Hartland Township attended school there.

Arthur married Inez Skog Sept. 7, 1948. He farmed most of his life, and for many years he lived and farmed with his family in rural Dunn county. He also enjoyed fishing.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Inez of Menomonie; three sons and one daughter, Germaine (Greg) Stanton of Rockford, Ill., LaMoine (Mickey) Zielieke of Knapp, Dean (Ann) Zielieke of Menomonie, Gale (Cindy) Zielieke of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Desiree (Chad) Phillips, Kali, Jane, Elizabeth, Joel, Ben and Zack Zielieke; two sisters of Pierce County, Dorothy Roed and Viola Naab; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a Memorial Service for Arthur at 10 a.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Dan Neisinger officiating.

Burial of the cremains will be in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Ellsworth

Edward E. Stevens

Dunn County News, Wednesday, May 27, 1998, p. 6A

Edward E. Stevens, 79, former Town of Hay River resident died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the Area Nursing Rome in Colfax.

Edward was born Feb. 23, 0-19, in Wheeler to Julius and Helga (Norstrem) Stevens. Edward married Ruth Steinmetz on March 30, 1940, in Anoka, Minn.

They lived in White Lake, Minn., until 1973, when they moved to the Town of Hay River, where he worked as an auto body repairman.

He was a member of the Hay River Lutheran Church.

Edward is survived by his wife of four years, Sybil Stevens; children, Sue (John) Ratliff of Oakdale, Minn., Carol (Jay) Kelly of Orlando, Fla., Marie (Glenn) Jansen of Hugo, Ann., Loren Stevens of North Branch, Minn., and Lou Ann Bob) Stevens of White Bear Lake, Minn.; grandchildren, Cindy, Debbie, John, Keith, Mishelle, Kathy, Angie, Kelly and Jolene; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna McWithey and Rosella Thompson; Sybil's children, Sandy, Nan and Bruce; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Ruth and a son, Allen, in 1993.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 27, at the Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Vera Weltzin Zempel

Dunn County News, Wednesday, May 27, 1998, p. 6A

Vera Weltzin Zempel, 87, of Friendship Village, 8104 Highwood Drive, Bloomington, Minn., formerly of Menomonie and Eau Claire, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the village.

She was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Ludington Township, Eau Claire County, to Emil and Edith (Pickett) Wiese. She graduated in 1929 from Augusta High School, in 1930 from Eau Claire Rural Normal School, in 1957 from Wisconsin State College with a two-year degree in rural education, and in 1964 with a bachelor of science degree from Wisconsin State College in Eau Claire.

Her teaching career started at Pine View Country School in Ludington. She later taught at Sherman Creek Elementary School in Eau Claire. She retired in 1976 after 30 years of teaching.

She was united in marriage to Joachim Weltzin on Aug. 6, 1933, in Ludington. She later married Wm. Zempel on Oct. 7, 1967, in Eau Claire. He passed away on March 10, 1972.

Vera had lived in Menomonie for 18 years. She moved to Eau Claire in 1958 and lived there until moving to Bloomington in 1994.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire where she served as a church deacon. She was a member of its Library Club, Ladies Circle, and the Keenager Group. She was also a member of the Eau Claire Area Retired Educators Association.

She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Merrill of Novato, Calif., and Alice (Butch) Beihl of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; two sisters, Elma Boyea of Cadott and Vivian Lambrecht of Augusta; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clarence Wiese.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire with the Rev. John Hosmann officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.

Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta handled arrangements.

Garrard F. Webster

Dunn County News, Wednesday, May 27, 1998, p. 6A

Garrard F. "Jerry" Webster, 81, 2428 John St., Eau Claire, passed away Saturday, May 23, 1998, at the Syverson Lutheran Home.

Jerry was born in Dunn County and attended Menomonie schools, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. He had been employed at the Eau Claire Hotel for 26 years, and Howard Johnson's and Sea Horse. For nine years, he was manager of the American Legion. He was active with the Chippewa Valley Museum, serving as a volunteer for 10 years.

Jerry is survived by a brother, LeRue (Evelyn) Webster of Eau Claire; a sister, Jean Luebstorf of Mayville; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Webster of Joliet, Ill., and Geneva Webster of Long Lake, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lorraine Voss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna, in 1987.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Epiphany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brent Parrish officiating . Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Smith Funeral Chapel, 2222 London Road, Eau Claire, and one hour prior to service Thursday at the church.

Theodore W. Pax

Dunn County News, Wednesday, May 27, 1998, p. 6A

Theodore W. Pax, 88, of Baldwin, died Sunday, May 24 1998, at his home in the Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County rural Baldwin.

He was born Oct. 6, 1909, in the Hatchville area of St. Croix County and grew up there. He was the son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Albright) Pax.

He married Ruth Labs on Dec. 31, 1935, in Elmwood. After marriage, they farmed in Dunn County for many years, until retiring and moving to St. Croix County, rural Baldwin, where he remained the rest of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; five sons, Theodore (Shirlee) of Lewis, Phillip (Suzanne) of Wilson, Donald (friend Roberta Malloy) of Baldwin, and Arlyn (Kay) and Irv (Betty), both of Menomonie; two daughters, Della (Minnard) Anderson of Lewis and Jeanene (Charles) Longwood of Dade City, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Betty McCloud and Marie Ahrens, both of Menomonie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Eugene L. Dehnhoff

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 1998, p 6A

Eugene L. Dehnhoff, 57, of Winter, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Cadott.

Eugene was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Menomonie to the late LaVerne and Alberta (Rogstad) Dehnhoff. He attended Elk Mound schools.

He retired from Uniroyal-Goodrich in 1993 where he was employed for 25 years. He had resided in the Colfax area for many years before being transferred to Alabama where he retired and then moved to Winter.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Theisen) Dehnhoff of Winter; three sons, Jeff, Ron and Brian; a daughter, Brenda (Gene) Henderson; four grand-children, Logan and Kariss Dehnhoff and Zachary and Alex Henderson, all of Colfax; two sisters, Bev (Don) Snyder of Colfax and Diane (Doug) Lausted of Altoona; two step-children, Ray (Janna) Evjen of Eau Claire and Michelle (Scott) Herrick of Fall Creek; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Laurlee Dehnhoff.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax with the Rev.. Leslie Walck officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Prock-Beede Funeral Home in Eau Claire is serving the family.

Ramona F, (Wolfe) Thames

Marge L. (Wolfe) Ambrozich

Dunn County News, Sunday, May 31, 1998, p 6A

Ramona F. (Wolfe) Thames, 69, passed away March 20, 1998, alter a long illness with cancer at Mount Vernon, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ricki, and a son, Frank Folman. She is survived by a daughter, Debra Ryan, and two grandsons.

She was cremated and buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wis.

Also, Marge L. (Wolfe) Ambrozich, 74, passed away on April 23, 1988, in Winter Haven, Fla., after a lingering illness.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law and is survived by three sons: Douglas Cornelison, Mark Schofield, Randy (Pamela) Schofield; and one grandson.

She was cremated and buried at a cemetery mausoleum in Kansas City, Kan.

They were both preceded in death by their parents, Archie Wolfe and Ethel (Schutts) Rank; three brothers, Edward, Clyde "Bud" Wolfe, and Delmar Wolfe; and two sisters, Dorothy Kistner and Shirley Landman.

They are survived by two sisters, Eleanor Wright, Anchorage, Alaska, and Diane Gerth, Menomonie, Wis.; and one brother Kenneth Wolfe, Menomonie, many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

They were sisters who were part of a family that grew up together on a rural Knapp farm with their parents. They will be deeply missed by their families, but:

God saw them getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around them and whispered "Come with Me,"
With tearful eyes we watched them suffer and we saw them fade away
Although we loved them dearly we could not make them stay.
A golden heart stopped 'beating, hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

Lester O. Tronrud

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 3, 1998, p. 6A

Lester Otis Tronrud, 79, of Park Rapids, Minn., died suddenly on Friday night, May 29, 1998, at his home in Summerfield Apartments in Park Rapids.

Lester was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Wheeler to Clarence and Paulina (Peterson) Tronrud. They moved to Prairie Farm early in life where he attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church while growing up in Wisconsin.

He moved to Minnesota at age 16 to live in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. He started working on estates around Lake Minnetonka, doing lawn and maintenance work. He married Ethel Nelson on Nov. 29, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Nov. 30, 1942, during World War II and served in France. He was discharged in November 1945. After his discharge he continued with maintenance work.

He lived and raised his family in the western suburbs. After 30 years, he retired and started working for the Wayzata School District as a custodian. He retired again about 1984 and moved to several communities in Minnesota before moving to Park Rapids in 1991, where he has since resided.

He was a very devoted husband, caring for his wife, Ethyl, during her illnesses for the last 10 years. He loved his grandchildren, and also enjoyed gardening, playing cards and fishing. He lived a simple life.

He was a member of the PERA Union and a past Legionnaire.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel, of Park Rapids; three daughters, Janice (Larry) Petersen of Brainerd, Minn., Judy (Tom) Petersen of Garrison, Minn., and Christine (Tom) Akre of Park Rapids; brothers and sisters, Margaret Spitzer of Prairie Farm, Lorraine (Orville) Lein of Ridgeland, and Leonard (Helen) Tronrud of Eugene, Ore.; three half-brothers, Willard (Adeline) Tronrud of Boyceville, Victor (Sylvia) Tronrud of Burnsville, Minn., and Marvin Tronrud of Wisconsin; one half-sister, Marie Rositzki; his stepmother, Gladys Tronrud of Prairie Farm; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bernice Wallen, Clifford Tronrud and Doris Hedlund; and a daughter, Jean Pauline, in 1959.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 8 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Buffalo, Minn., with Pastor John Folkerds of Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home chapel.

Carolyn Sargant will be organist. Musical selections are "Beyond the Sunset," "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace."

Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford, Minn., following the service.

Pallbearers are grandsons Tad Petersen and Shawn Petersen; brother-in-law Orville Lien; brother Willard Tronrud; and nephews Vaughn Hedlund and Paul Hedlund. Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters Jean Petersen and Leslie McCarty, and great-grandson Paul Elliot.

Lloyd W. O’Bryan

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 3, 1998, p. 6A

Lloyd W. O’Bryan, 85, formerly of Elmwood, died Monday, June 1, 1998, at Oakview Care Center in Durand where he resided the last 18 months.

Lloyd was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Menomonie to Forrest and Ida (Mann) O’Bryan. He was raised in the Menomonie/Irvington area. Lloyd worked on his father’s farm and later at Lange’s Canning Co. in Menomonie.

He married Opal Hintzman on June 19, 1944, in Stillwater, Minn. Lloyd and his wife lived in Elmwood and Lloyd worked for many years at Madson’s Sawmill, retiring in 1977.

Lloyd loved playing baseball when he was younger, and then later enjoyed watching baseball and wrestling. He also enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by seven daughters and one son, Charlotte (Willard) Smith and Shirley (Ron) Link of Menomonie, Darlene (Steve) Hintzman of River Falls, Ardy (Don) Smith, Wesley (Pat) O’Bryan and Virginia (Robert) Langer, all of Elmwood, Velma (Ron) Britton of Hager City, and Patricia (Arland) Ellefson of Spooner; one brother, Doc O’Bryan of Wheeler; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opal; a grandson; one brother, Walter; and two sisters, Buelah O’Bryan and Ruth Amick.

Memorial services for Lloyd are 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

The family will meet with friends until 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services.

Irma M. Weber

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, p. 6A

Irma M. Weber, 95, of Elmwood formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, June 1, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where she resided the last eight years. Irma was born Aug. 28, 1902.

Irma was born Aug. 28, 1902, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County to Uriah and Martha Denning Anderson. She grew up in the Weston community.

She attended River Falls Teachers College and taught in rural schools for several years. She married William E. Weber on Dec. 1, 1928, in Eau Galle. After marriage they farmed in the Town of Weston until 1965
when they retired moved to Menomonie. William died in 1991.

Irma is survived by three sons, Robert (Edith) of Knapp, Gerald (Mary) of Edina, Minn., and Laverne (Donna) of Menomonie; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 4, at Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Roy L. Yoder

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, p. 6A

Roy L. Yoder 80, of Menomonie June 2, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided the last 5 1/2 years.

Roy was born in Dunn Co County to Harvey and Hattie Mae (Keck) Yoder. He was raised in Dunn County and was a lifelong county resident.
Roy had many jobs throughout his life, including painting, cement work, hauling garbage and picking apples in Washington and Dunn County.

He was a carefree man and he loved kids. The kids in his neighborhood called him the candy man because he always had candy for them. Roy also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Roy is survived by three sisters, Della Smith of Spring Valley and Mary (Marshall) Heintz and Myra Olson of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Riley, Delbert and Marvin Yoder; and three sisters, Evelyn Wagner, Norma Mounce and Lorraine Ziehme.

Funeral services were Friday, June 5, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Douglas H. Goodrich

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, p. 6A

Douglas H. Goodrich, 87, of New Richmond, died Wednesday June 3, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1911, to Milo and Pearl (Smith) Goodrich. He married Rebecca A. Grimm on May 12, 1932, in Menomonie.

Doug was very proud of his farm and its heritage. His great-grandparents and great-great-grandmother originally settled the land in 1856. He greatly expanded the farm operation and passed it on to his son, Roger, and grandson, David.

Doug was a pioneer in many aspects of farming -- dairy, crops, etc. He had one of the first milking parlors in the area.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, Kiwanis, Farm Bureau, AMPI, and others.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Goodrich and Roger (Bernice) Goodrich of New Richmond; one daughter, Nancy Goodrich of Seminole, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Joyce of Scandia, Minn.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gwen (Harold) Tubbs of Eau Claire and Dorothy Cahow of Circle Pines, Minn.; and one sister-in-law, Peg Goodrich of Cascade.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rebecca; one son, Richard; one brother, George; and two sisters, Elaine Peterson and Janet Hill.

A Masonic service was conducted Friday at the Beebe Mortuary by New Richmond Lodge No. 195 F. & A.M.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 6, from the Trinity United Methodist Church in Deer Park with the Rev. Jay Gitchel officiating. Jane Johnson was organist and Marlys Knopp, soloist.

Active casketbearers were Layton Henderson, Brad Dorwin, Don Keck, Tom Dorsey, Chuck Polfus, Jim Dorsey, Mark Goodrich and John Goodrich. Acting as honorary casketbearers were Archie Mugerauer, Mel Horsmann, Wilbur Knutson, LaVon Krumm, Marshall Winegar, John Olander, Dick Kruschke, John Shottler, Bob Krueger, John Smith, Dave Hege, Bob Stephens, Curt Anderson, Pat Cody and Lee Dorwin.

Burial will be in the Cylon Cemetery following cremation. Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond handled arrangements.

Benjamin A. Dobbs

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, p. 6A

Benjamin Arlen Dobbs, newborn son of Thomas Dobbs and Rebecca Evan, died Wednesday, June 3,1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Survivors include his parents, Tom and Becky, both of Colfax; his grandparents, Geof "Arlen" and Carolyn Dobbs of Colfax and Benjamin and Marlene Evan of Menomonie; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeannine Evan.

Graveside services for Benjamin are 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Hillgrove Cemetery in Colfax.

Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax is handling arrangements.

Mary K. Horsman

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 10, 1998, p. 6A

Mary K. "Katch" Horsman, 72, 5 Main St. E, Elgin, Minn., died Friday, June 5, 1998, at her home after a 2½ year battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Grover Jackson and Mary K. (Fink) Jackson. She married Leonard Scrabeck in October 1945 in Rochester, Minn.; they later divorced. On Aug. 3, 1960, she married Rollo L. Horsman in Preston, Minn.

Mary moved with her family in 1931 to Albert Lea, Minn. She was a longtime resident of Elgin, where she worked at several local businesses. A homemaker, her favorite pastime was baking cookies, which she shared with everyone.

She was a member of St. Joachims Catholic Church in Plainview, Minn.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Kitty (George) Grubb of Rochester, Minn., Patty (Rick) Engler and Pauline (James) Peterson, both of Menomonie, and Elizabeth (James) Reed of Mountain Home, Alaska; one son, Daniel (Sheila) Scrabeck of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Marge Boelman of Austin; and four brothers, Emery "Buck" (Thelma) Jackson of Rochester, Leo "Dode" (LaVonne) Jackson of Albert Lea, Bobby Jackson of Auburn, Wash., and Tom Jackson of Westfield, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, one daughter, Angela, and one grandson, Anthony.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Joachims Catholic Church in Plainview, Minn., with Father Donald F. Connelly officiating.

Honorary bearers are Rita Klassen, Sandy Riess, Sandy Brobst, Mona Applen, Dorothy Heyn, Julie Peterson, Lisa Packer, Sandy Skelly, and Emma Schneider.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Horsman residence, 5 Main St. E, in Elgin, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Schleicher Funeral Homes in Plainview is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy G. Cook

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 10, 1998, p. 6A

Timothy Gerald Cook, 41, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 10, 1956, in Madison to Gerald and Ruth (Hutter) Cook. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Christian Day School in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School. Following graduation, Tim lived for many years with his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Carroll Wyss, in Boyceville.

Music was the love of Tim’s life. He also enjoyed riding bicycles and ATVs, and he loved telling, as well as hearing, a good joke. Tim was also an excellent cartoonist.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Cook of Menomonie; a sister, Sharon (Carrol) Wyss of Boyceville; a niece, Ranae (Tim) Shuda of Twin Lakes; two nephews, Steven (Tammy) LaRose of Webster, Minn., and Jacob (Jessie) Wyss of Boyceville; aunts and uncles, and other relatives and friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Cook, and good friend, Charles Lowry.

Memorial services are 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Eric Steinbrenner officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

William H. Acheson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 10, 1998, p. 6A

William H. Acheson, 63, of Payson, Ariz., formerly of Glenwood City, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Durand to William and Violet (McQuiston) Acheson. The family lived in several places in west central Wisconsin.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marines. He later joined the U.S. Army, serving with the Military Police in Germany.

He married Alice Rosseter July 15, 1961, in Glenwood City. After marriage, they lived for many years in Glenwood City. He worked at North Star Steel in Newport, Minn., for 23 years. They moved to Payson in 1992 where he resided the rest of his life.

He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 7263.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, William, of Owings Mills, Md.; two daughters, Suzanne (Kevin) Amundson of Hugo, Minn., and Victoria (Robert) Morris of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Alex and Danika Amundson; his mother, Violet Acheson of Eau Claire; seven brothers, James, Alvin, Glen, Clifford, David, Daniel, and Dean; and one sister, Elsie.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Acheson, and two sisters, Darlene and Viola.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ned Lenhart officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow at Christ Lutheran Church-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Robert Paul Williams

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 14, 1998, p. 10A

Robert Paul Williams, 67, of Santa Maria, Calif., formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 7, 1988, in Santa Maria.

Bob was born June 28, 1930, in Menomonie to Leo and Esther (Thompson) Williams. He attended East Elementary School and Menomonie High School.

Bob is survived by two brothers, Malcolm Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and don (Nona) Williams of Menomonie; one sister, Mary Ann Hahn of Colorado; nieces, Jeanne Williams of Columbus, Ohio, Judy Karis and her sons, Benjamin,Adam and Elliot of Menomonie, and Beth (Jim) Fingerman and their daughter, Morgan, of Minnesota; nephews, Tom Williams and his children, Leah and Tanner of Columbus, Ohio, and Michael Hahn of Colorado; and other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Michael A. "Hoss" Snider

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 14, 1998, p. 10A

Michael "Hoss" Snider, 35, of Menomonie, died Friday, June 12, 1998, in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

Michael Allen Snider was born May 10, 1963, in Menomonie, to Leonard and Mary Ann (Godfreson) Snider. He was raised in Downsville and attended Downsville Elementary School. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1981.

Mike did construction work in Texas, drove truck for River City Transit in Eau Claire and also drove truck for Weiser Concrete in Maiden Rock for many years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed all sports. His passions were ice fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling. Mike especially enjoyed doing many different projects, from carpentry to mechanics to anything you could name, with his friend, Bruce. Mike was also looking forward to going to the Pheasant opener this fall with his dog, Gretta. Mike will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his companion for many years, Marlene Utpadel of Menomonie; his parents, Leonard and Mary Ann Snider of Menomonie; two brothers, Daniel (Kim) Snider of Stevens Point and Douglas Snider of Menomonie; four nieces and nephews, Jenna, Ryan, DeeJ and Brandon Snider; aunts and uncles, Pat (George) Wolf of Menomonie, Lyle (Jean) Snider of California, Larry (Lori) Snider of Idaho, Don (Nancy) Snider of Downsville, Rita Updyke of St. Paul, Minn., Darlene (Frank) Brennan of St. Paul, Minn., and Lorna Hart of St. Paul, Minn.

He is also survived by many cousins and other relatives and friends; a dear friend, Bruce Radle of Menomonie, and his three loving dogs, Gretta, Bailey and Coty.

Funeral services for Mike will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating.

Burial will be in Clear View Cemetery in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Phillip G. Gauvin

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 14, 1998, p. 10A

Phillip G. Gauvin, 96, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where he resided since 1993.

Phil was born Aug. 30, 1901, in the Eau Galle area of Dunn County to Daniel and Leah (LeGault) Gauvin. He was raised in the area between Eau Galle and Elmwood.

He married Ruby Baskin May 31,1922, in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage they farmed for several years in the Rock Elm and Elmwood areas. He later owned and operated a tavern in Elmwood from 1933 to 1943. He then owned and operated the Gauvin Oil Co. in Elmwood, Spring Valley and Plum City until 1966 when he sold the business and retired to Hemet, Calif In 1982 they returned to Menomonie. Ruby died in June 1985. In 1986, he moved back to California, remaining until 1993, when he became a resident of the nursing home.

He is survived by three sons, Robert (Elaine) of Shell Lake, Donald (Audrey) of Maplewood, Minn., and James (Marie) of Apple Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Strozinsky of Menomonie; and two brothers, George Gauvin of Spring Valley and Francis Gauvin of Menomonie.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruby, three sisters, four brothers, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with the Rev. George Becker officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood, where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Isabel F. Brekke

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 14, 1998, p. 10A

Isabel F. Brekke, 86, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Isabel Frances Quam was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Menomonie to Ole and Minnie (Brunn) Quam. She was a life long resident of Menomonie and still lived in the house where she was born. Isabel graduated from Menomonie High School in 1929. She was then employed as a receptionist and secretary for 40 years at the Dunn County News office in Menomonie, retiring in 1968.

Isabel married Neil Brekke on Jan. 26, 1946, in Stillwater Minn.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and a former member of the Eau Claire Bit and Spur Club in Elk Lake. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening and she enjoyed activities with her friends.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Brekke of Menomonie; a daughter, Fauneil "Faun" (Larry) Bammert of Menomonie; two nephews, Floyd (Pearl) Ninas of Menomonie and Donald Quam of Eau Claire; and other relatives and friends.

Isabel was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mabel Ninas and Ruth Wold; and one brother, Clifford Quam.

Funeral services for Isabel will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Deborah L. Meyers

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 17, 1998, p. 6A

Deborah L. Meyers, 43, of Glenwood City, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at the Baldwin Hospital in Baldwin.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday June 18, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City. John Manning will be the officiating speaker. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and, one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Fellowship will follow the committal service at the Wilson Community Center.

Martha Lund (Bjornson)

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 17, 1998, p. 6A

Martha Lund (Bjornson), 99, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at Kinnic Long Term Care where she resided the last 5 1/2 years.

The former Martha Cornelia Bjornson was born Dec. 23 1898, in El Paso Township: Pierce County, one of nine children born to Bjorn and Bertha Bjornson. After her birth, her father, "Barney," went to town and told his friends, "I got a doll for Christmas!"

Martha was of the Lutheran faith, baptized and confirmed at South Rush River Church. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, until her move to a nursing home, when she transferred her membership to Ezekial Lutheran in River Falls.

She attended beauty school in Minneapolis and was employed by the Dayton Company as a beautician. She married Henry Lund on Aug. 19, 1921, in Minneapolis.

She was a lady with a quick and entertaining wit, which was a part of her entire life. She lived alone after Hank's death in 1970 and cared for herself until age 92, when a broken hip required her entry into a nursing home.

Never having children herself, she embraced her nieces and nephews and their children as her own.

Survivors are Walter (Nancy) Bjornson of Menomonie, Betty Breitinger of Minneapolis, Mary Ann (Gerald) Peterson of Baldwin, Lois (Norris) Larson of River Falls, and Roger Brander of Vancouver, B.C.; many grand nieces and nephews and their children, as well as distant cousins.

Services were held from six to eight in the evening on Tuesday, June 9, at Cashman Mortuary in River Falls. Burial took place at Fort Snelling Cemetery.

"Walk in beauty, Aunt Mart."

Donna M. Young

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 17, 1998, p. 6A

Donna M. Young, 73, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

She was born Jan. 30, 1925, in the Town of Anson, Chippewa County, to Oscar and Matilda (Anderson) Malison. She was raised in the Jim Falls area.

She married Perry W. Young on Jan. 4, 1947, in Menomonie. After marriage they made their home in Menomonie, where she was a beautician for many years, Donna later served for many years as manager of Myron's Hallmark Store in the Thunderbird Mall, retiring in 1990.

She is survived by her husband, Perry; two sons, Steven (Linda) of Menomonie and Daryl (Jennifer) of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Marie (John) Egnell of Brooklyn Center Minn.; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Malison and Ruby Maier, both of Green Valley, Ariz.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Duane Malison.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 17, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to St. Joseph's Hospice in Marshfield. Stanton- Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home served the family.

Wayne Vang

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 17, 1998, p. 6A

Wayne Vang, 40, of La Crosse, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at St. Francis Medical Center in La Crosse.

There will be services and visitation from Friday afternoon, June 19, 1998, until Monday morning, June 22, 1998, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand.

Robert B. Hanson

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 21, 1998, p. 6A

Robert B. Hanson, 72, 1832 N. Edgewood Ave., Appleton, died Monday, June 15, 1998, after a lingering bout with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

He was born July 20, 1925, in Menomonie to Bervin Hanson and Martha (Gormanson) Hanson Hansen. Bob received, his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

He began his teaching career in 1951 in Escanaba, Mich., where he taught machine shop at Escanaba High School. In 1966, he moved to Appleton where he taught machine shop and welding at Appleton High School-West, retiring in 1987 after 36 years of teaching.

During his tenure as a teacher in Appleton, he received many accolades, including being named teacher of the year by the Little Women's Circle of The King's Daughters.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46. During this time, he took part in the invasion of Roi-Namur, the first Japanese mandated island to be taken by U.S. forces during World War II. He was discharged in March 1946 with the rank of Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class.

Bob and his family spent 10 summers at Owakonze, Ontario, Canada, a canoe tripping camp for boys, where all of them were influenced by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness.

Bob was married to the former Carol Lison. They have three children who survive: John, Marinette; Gregory, Appleton; and Kim (Dale) Hanson, Appleton. There are four grandchildren: Matthew, Meghan, Ann and Benjamin Hanson. He is further survived by a brother, Donald (Delores), Fox Lake, Ill., and a sister, Fern (Robert) Rudiger, Hayward.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Roger.

A private funeral service was held Thursday, June 18, in Menomonie.

Linda A. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 21, 1998, p. 6A

Linda A. Olson, 101, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Services were Saturday, June 20, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev.Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Margaret V. Golden

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Margaret Veronica Golden, 82, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Buffalo County, rural Durand, to Robert and Mary (Schumacher) Simpson. She attended St. Mary's Elementary School and graduated in 1934 from Durand High School. She also graduated from Eau Claire Teachers College and taught for several years in rural schools in the Durand area.

She married Bernard Golden on July 22, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. The war years took them to several places around the country.

In 1946, they settled in Menomonie where Margaret taught at St. Joseph's Catholic School from 1960 until she retired. She was also very active in St. Joseph's PCCW.

Margaret found joy in keeping her home for her family, literature, painting, sewing, traveling and music.

She will be greatly missed by her husband and family. May she rest in peace.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard "Ben" Golden; five sons, Patrick (Anna) of Roseville, Minn., Robert of New Richmond, Gregory (Ruth) of Westminster, Colo., Raphael (Mitzi) of Rice Lake, and Stephen of Menomonie; three daughters, Katherine (Richard) Salverda of Stacy, Minn., Mary (William) Grelle of Arcadia, and Camille (David) Guth of Bountiful, Utah: 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Traun of Durand and Rita McManamy of Menomonie; and three brothers, Robert and John Simpson, both of Durand, and Francis Simpson of Philadelphia, Pa.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marion Samdahl and Grace Weisenbeck.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a PCCW rosary service is scheduled at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Joseph's School.

Beatrice A. Rue

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Beatrice A. Rue, 82, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Bea was born June 26, 1915, in Superior to Paul and Nora (Eiason) Morken. She grew up in North Dakota and attended college in Valley City, N.D., graduating in 1936.

She married Knut L. Rue on Aug. 25, 1938. They moved to Menomonie in 1957, where she taught reading with the Title I Reading Program for seven years.

She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Survivors include two sons, Paul (Linda) of Savannah, Ga., and Robert (Patty) of San Antonio, Texas; three, sisters, Vivian Kelliher, Margaret Osten and Jeanne Hall; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with burial of the cremains in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Menomonie.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials preferred to the Dunn County Health Care Center. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is serving the family.

Anna L. Sneen

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Anna L. Sneen, 87, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Anna was born Aug. 25, 1910, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Henry and Mary (Moe) Sneen. She was raised in the Town of Red Cedar and graduated in 1927 from Menomonie High School. Anna worked 46 years for Wisconsin Telephone, retiring in 1975.

She was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She is survived by two nephews, David (Jackie) Sneen of Slinger and Don (Bonnie) Sneen of Altoona; five great nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mamie Sneen of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 24, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Memorials may be directed to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Beatrice C. Arent

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Beatrice C. Arent, 84 , died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Phoenix Ariz.

She was born July 1, 1914, in Menomonie to Hildur Nelson and Ella Breimer Nelson.

The family moved to Kenosha in 1926 where Beatrice was married in 1934 to Earl Arent. Beatrice was widowed in 1974.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary MacCracken and Lee Wudel; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all living in the Phoenix area.

Delores J. Hague

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Delores J. Hague, 65, of Spring Valley, died Friday, June 19, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

She was born April 23, 1933, in Ellsworth to Herbert and Martina (Newhorter) Bjork. She grew up in the Ellsworth community and graduated in 1951 from Ellsworth High School. She married Russell Hague on Nov. 16, 1951, in Ellsworth.

After marriage, they lived in Maiden Rock for a few years before moving to River Falls. They farmed for about 15 years in the River Falls area. They moved in 1970 to the Town of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley. Delores worked as a homemaker, was a cook at the Spring Valley Golf Course, helped care for other people through West CAP, and did home health care.

Delores enjoyed her family and grandchildren, quilting, gardening, reading and horse pulling.

She is survived by her husband, Russell; three sons James (Linda) and Randall (Debbie), both of Elmwood, and Richard (Denise) of Spring Valley, six daughters, Jeanelle (Lowell) Mandelkow of Elmwood, Suzanne (Dennis), Whirry and Elaine (Duane) Brorson, both of Spring Valley, Sandra Shultz (Gale Shultz) of St. Mary, W.Va., Cynthia Clements (Mike Richardson) of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Kathleen (Barry) Christianson of Martell; 23 grandchildren; three three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gerald Bjork of Newport, Minn., Cecil Bjork of River Falls, and Harold Bjork of Ellsworth; and one sister, Shirley DeMotts of River Falls.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services were Wednesday, June 24, at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church, rural Spring Valley, with the Rim Keith Holste officiating. Burial of the cremains followed in Spring Lake Cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood handled arrangements.

Leonard J. Traxler

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 24, 1998, p. 6A

Leonard Joseph Traxler, 84, of Park Rapids, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., and Menomonie, passed away Monday, June 22, 1998, at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

Leonard was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Eau Claire to Albert and Bessie (Miller) Traxler. It was in Menomonie that he attended public schools and grew into manhood. When a young man, he was engaged in farming in the Menomonie area.

On May 4, 1935, he was united in marriage to Alice Meier at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. The young couple dedicated themselves to farming and raising a family. They were blessed with four children: Phyllis, David, Keith and Joyce.

Leonard enjoyed the hard work involved with caring for his fine herd of dairy cattle and working long days in the fields raising the crops needed to feed his livestock. He also supplemented his family's income by serving as a bus driver and custodian for the Boyceville School District. He was a longtime and active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, where he served on the Board of Elders and as an usher.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to work with his hands and was mechanically inclined, having overhauled many tractors for himself and his neighbors. Above all, Leonard devoted his life to his wife and family, of whom he loved with all this heart.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Alice, of Park Rapids; his two daughters, Phyllis (Norman) Skottegard of Park Rapids and Joyce (Dale) Gage of Howard Lake, Minn.; two sons, David (Susan) Traxler of Park Rapids and Keith (Karen) Traxler of Chaska, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; one brother-in-law, Doc O'Bryan of Wheeler, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marcella, and Gertrude; one brother, Junior; and one grandson, Leslie.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 24, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Dale Freberg officiating. Merna Frank was organist.

Casketbearers were Jeff Aaron, Traxler, Leonard Traxler, Wendy Skottegard-Burke, Rebecca Foster, Julie Foster, Cindy Dumke and Dr. Cheryl Robatzen. Honorary casketbearers were Holly Traxler, Monica Traxler-Payne, Diana Fezzer, Carl Bluthardt and Anthony Traxler.

Interment was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Menomonie. All arrangements were handled by the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home.

Elvira B. Nerison

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 28, 1998, p. A6

Elvira Beatrice Nerison, 86, of Knapp, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born June 10, 1912, in the Town of Dovre, Barron County to Otto and Alma (Nerison) Carlson. Elvira married Helmer Nerison on July 8, 1931, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sand Creek. They lived in Colfax and later in the Menomonie area.

Elvira was a homemaker and raised a family of 10 children. She later became employed as a lab technician at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie after the death of Helmer on March 5, 1959. In 1970, Elvira moved to Knapp. She retired from Sanna Dairies in 1974.

Elvira was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She enjoyed many activities, along with gardening, crafts and crocheting. Elvira left each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren an afghan she had made.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Elvira is survived by eight children, including a set of twins, Beverly (Merle) Robinson of Burlington, Arlene (Dave) Harvey and Lorna (Harlen) Knutson of Menomonie, Loren (Theresa) Nerison of Colfax, Elaine (Fred) Briggs of Minong, Galen Nerison and Donna (Larry) Flick of Knapp, and Dennis (Brenda) Nerison of Waynesboro, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister, Ona Carlson of Chetek; one brother, Wallace (Avis) Carlson of St. Croix Falls; three nieces; and other relatives and friends.

Elvira was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Harland and Orville Nerison of Waterloo, Iowa; and one brother, Joe Carlson of Sand Creek.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 27, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Grant, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

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