Dunn County Obituaries
June 2000

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Lloyd L. Crane

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 4, 2000, A6

Lloyd L. Crane, age 86, of 805 E. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
     He was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Stanley to Grace Othelia (Dahlberg) and Lewis David Crane. He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School and attended Ripon College, University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, and the University of Missouri. He began working at Crane Lumber Co. in Chippewa Falls in 1933.
     Lloyd married Ruth Jean Dorland on Nov. 15, 1941, in Chippewa Falls. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees from May 10, 1943, until Nov. 23, 1945, during World War II. He later became a partner in the Crane Lumber Co. and served as its president until retiring in 1991.
     He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Chippewa Falls Masonic Lodge #176 F. & A.M., Tripoli Shrine, Elk’s Lodge #1326, and American Legion Post #77.
     Survivors include his wife, Ruth Jean Crane of Chippewa Falls; two sons, David (Vicki) Crane, DDS, and Hugh (Marcia) Crane, both of Chippewa Falls; six grandchildren, Gregory Crane, Tracey Brunkenhofer, Marsha Burkett, Melissa Crane, Meghan Crane, and Mollie Crane; three stepgrandchildren, Kari Miller, Sandi Kuduce, and Christy Farberow; four great-grandchildren, Darrow and Cabot Brunkenhofer, Sydney Burkett, and Madalyn Marie Martin; and one niece, Grace Studley of Berkley, Calif.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Gwen MacFarlane; and his brother, Neal D. Crane.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls, where there will be a service conducted at 7 p.m. by Chippewa Falls Masonic Lodge #176.
     Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church in Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Dr. Barry Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
     Memorials to the Chippewa Falls Masonic Lodge Building Fund or to First Presbyterian Church in Lloyd’s memory would be appreciated.
Marlene E. Harshman

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 4, 2000, A6

Marlene E. Harshman, 73, of Menomonie, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.
     The former Marlene Lokken was born April 22, 1927, in Menomonie to Arthur and Nora (Tubbs) Lokken. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1945.
     Marlene married Frank Harshman on Nov. 27, 1946, in Menomonie. She worked as a waitress at several places in Menomonie, as well as being a homemaker.
     Marlene was a former member of the Royal Neighbors and a member of the Badger Wheels Studebaker Club. She enjoyed dancing and baking cookies, and was very proud of her grandchildren. Marlene loved her family and will be sadly missed by family and friends.
     She is survived by her husband, Frank; two daughters and two sons, Rosalyn Lemke, Virginia Novotney and Danny (Sheri) Harshman, all of Menomonie, and Noal (Peggy) Harshman of Knapp; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; her mother, Nora Lokken of Menomonie; four sisters and a brother, Ardith (Leland) Schlytter of Menomonie, Fay (Kenneth) Neiderkorn of Horicon, Duane (Bonnie) Lokken of Beaver Dam, Audrey Kroells of Waterloo, Ia., and Eula Panich of West Allis; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her father; three infant brothers; a son-in-law, Gary Lemke; grandson, Darrin Lehman, and two brothers-in-law, Al Kroells and Mark Panich.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Paul Doering officiating. Burial will be in Fall City Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and an hour before the service on Monday at the funeral home.
William J. Micheels

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 4, 2000, A6

Funeral services for William J. Micheels, Lake San Marcos, Calif., former president and chancellor of UW-Stout, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Mr. Micheels died Thursday, June 1, after undergoing heart bypass surgery on May 25.
     A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday’s newspaper.
     Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, is in charge of arrangements.
     
William J. “Bud” Micheels

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

Following a long and good life, William J. “Bud” Micheels died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Scripps-Green Hospital in LaJolla, Calif. Bud was born in Menomonie on Jan. 28, 1911.
     In 1937, Bud married Margaret Stream who passed away in 1962. Bud married Betty Stori in 1963.
     Bud graduated from The Stout Institute in 1932. He received a master of science degree (1938) and a doctor of philosophy degree (1941) from the University of Minnesota. Bud taught high school in Shelby, Mont., and at University High School in Minneapolis, Minn. While in Montana, Bud played semi-professional basketball with the Shelby All-Stars.
     During World War II, Bud was the assistant director of The Office of Defense Transportation in Washington, D.C., with direct responsibility for moving troops and material for shipment overseas.
     After the war, Bud returned to the University of Minnesota where he taught trade and industrial education and later became chair of that department. In 1961, Bud returned to Menomonie to become president of Stout State College, a post he held until 1972, when for health reasons he stepped down to become Distinguished Professor. He was the founder of the Department of Art and Design, which is now the largest in the UW System. The University of Wisconsin-Stout dedicated Micheels Hall in Bud’s honor in 1996. Bud and his wife, Betty, had lived in California since his retirement.
     Bud was a dedicated teacher who had a lifelong love for Stout. He took particular delight in discovering Stout graduates as he traveled around this country and the world.
     Bud is survived by two sisters, Esther Lyders of Minneapolis and Valeria Angelbeck of Bakersfield, Calif.; his children, Madge Micheels Cyrus (Jack) of Birchwood, Richard Micheels (Nellie) of Florence, Ore., David Stori (Mary) of Brodhead, Susan Stori (Bill Campbell) of River Falls, and Ann Marie Johnson (Stan) of Prescott; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Bud was preceded in death by his dear wife, Betty, in December 1999.
     Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
     Memorials preferred to the Bud and Betty Micheels Endowment Fund/University of Wisconsin-Stout Foundation.
     The family is being assisted by the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.
     “Accept life as a challenge. Treat it as an adventure.” Dr. William J. Micheels. Ten Commandments for Growing Old with Confidence, Health, and Dignity.
James “Jim” E. Brandenburg

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

James “Jim” E. Brandenburg, age 52, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Jim was born April 11, 1948, the son of Jim and Margaret (Ryder) Brandenburg. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1966 from Menomonie High School.
     Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After the service, he lived in Connecticut where he met and married Christine Osipowicz on April 28, 1973. After marriage, they returned to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life. Currently, Jim was working as a mechanic at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Menomonie.
     Jim is survived by his wife, Chris; one son, Jim Jr. of Menomonie; one daughter, Amy Lynn Brandenburg of Menomonie; his parents, Jim and Margaret Brandenburg of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Christine Osipowicz of New Britain, Conn.; many cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, John Osipowicz, in 1992, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
     Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, 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 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer services is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Joanne F. Batchelder

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

 Joanne F. Batchelder, age 65, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at her home.
     The former Joanne Fuss was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Mapleherst to Frederick and Mayo (Baxter) Fuss. She was raised in Rice Lake and graduated from Rice Lake High School. She then worked as a telephone operator for several years.
     Joanne married Norman Loofboro on Oct. 4, 1958, in New Auburn and they were later divorced. Joanne did in-home care for the elderly. She married Kenneth Batchelder on Jan. 10, 1992, in Menomonie. They have lived in the Menomonie area.
     Joanne loved gardening, especially flowers. She liked to do canning and she also enjoyed the outdoors and loved horses.
     Joanne is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Menomonie; three daughters and two sons, Patricia (Joseph) Weis of Pekin, Ill., Pamela Loofboro of Menomonie, Paula (Delmar) Ringer of Chetek, Darrin (Connie) Loofboro of Delton, Mich., and Dale (Clarissa) Loofboro of Eau Claire; 13 grandchildren, Linda, Joseph II, Patricia, Michael and Nicholas Weis, Jeremiah, Jessica and Jasmine Ringer, Scott, Sam and Alicia Loofboro, and Ryan and Noah Loofboro; two sisters and one brother, Mayo (Rodger) Loofboro of Cameron, Robert (Glennis) Fuss of Tulsa, Okla., and Linda (Raymond) Punky of Wausau; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jane Perry and Laura Hudson; and one brother, Bill Fuss.
     Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Josephine E. Hanson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

 Mrs. Josephine E. Hanson of Lowell, Mass., died Monday, June 5, 2000, at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell.
     She was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 27, 1908, and graduated from high school in Chicago.
     She was employed as a telephone operator with the Wisconsin Telephone Co. for over 20 years.
     Mrs. Hanson was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of North Chelmsford, Mass.
     She was a member of the Telephone Pioneer’s.
     Mrs. Hanson was the sister of the late Anne Brown of Menomonie, Marie Ortner of Chicago, and Hedwig Ortner of Chicago.
     Her survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jeanette (Nadeau) Hanson of Lowell; one brother, Fred Krause of St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Blaise of Lowell, Carolyn Misner of Lawrence, Patricia Lowe of Belfast, Maine, Mrs. George (Joyce) of Tyngsboro, and Julie Hanson of Lowell; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
     Visitation and funeral on Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, with a funeral mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Cremation at Linwood Crematory with burial of cremains in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.
     Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home, 978-251-4041, www.dolanfuneralhome.com.
Billy E. Nitchkey

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

Billy E. Nitchkey, age 75, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at his home.
     He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Eau Claire to Bernard and Genevieve (Phernetton) Nitchkey. Billy was raised in Menomonie and attended North Grade School and Menomonie High School.
     During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater. Billy married Doris (Dohms) Wood on May 18, 1951, in Red Wing, Minn. They lived in the Menomonie area where Billy worked 20 years for the Carter Lumber Co. and then 20 years with the Dunn County Highway Department.
     He was a member of VFW Post #1039 and Hosford-Chase Post #32 of the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening and collecting tools and other things.
     Billy is survived by his wife, Doris of Menomonie; one son, James Nitchkey, and two daughters, Betty (Steve) Greger and Judy Nitchkey, all of Menomonie; a stepson, David (Debbie) Wood of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Georgia Lindstrom of Morganton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Mathieson of Rice Lake, Richard Wood of Boyceville, and Randy Wood and Rhonda Stokes, both of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Corey and Trevor Wood; one sister, Evelyn Kizer of River Falls; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and cousins.
     Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery at a later date.
Tanner Steven Johnson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, A6

Tanner Steven Johnson, age 8, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie after a long and courageous battle against brain cancer.
     He was born April 29, 1992, to Fletcher Fritz and Kristin Leigh (Peeso) Johnson of Menomonie. An “A” student at Downsville Elementary School, although an eager learner, Tanner was not able to achieve much schooling due to his illness. He was, however, an avid colorer and in April, while hospitalized in Rochester, Minn., was entered in the Shopko Stores Easter Coloring Contest. He not only won his division, he went on to be awarded Overall Grand Champion for his coloring skills.
     Tanner was a Tiger Scout in the Downsville troop. He was a member of the Minnesota Pinto Horse Association Youth Group. He was an animal enthusiast with a great instinct and love for all dogs, cats, cows, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks and peacocks. His play hobbies included mostly farming equipment, farm animals, farm vehicles, semi-trucks and four-wheelers. Tanner also attended New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
     Tanner is survived by his parents, Kris and Fletcher Johnson; two brothers, Kristofer and Kameron; grandparents, Dave and Lois Johnson of Menomonie, Paul Peeso of Eau Claire and Jeanne Schnoor of Eau Galle; step-grandfather, Steven Schnoor of Eau Galle; great-grandmothers, Cecile Peeso of Eau Claire, Carole Fritz of Menomonie and Margaret Johnson of Jamestown, Calif.; great-grandparents, Dennis and Jeanette Wolf of Bloomer; step-great-grandmother, Evelyn Schnoor of Colfax; aunts, Cindy Peeso and Stacey Hilger; uncles, Allen Peeso and Forrest Johnson, and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Rudy Fritz, Warren Peeso and Hank Johnson, and step-great-grandfather, Merlin Schnoor.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2000, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Jack W. Beguhn

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 11, 2000, A6

Jack W. Beguhn, age 77, formerly of Janesville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.
     He was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Menomonie, the son of Rutherford and Nellie (Kirkland) Beguhn. He attended East Grade School and graduated from Menomonie High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was stationed at Camp Crowder, Mo., for nearly four years as a communications instructor.
     He married the former Gwendolyn M. Stoddard on July 23, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa. She died June 10, 1980. He later married the former Irene H. Huting. Jack moved to Janesville in 1949 and worked 40 years at Wisconsin Telephone Co., retiring in 1980.
     While in Janesville, Jack was very active with the Senior Center, Telephone Pioneers, and the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped. Because of his failing health, Jack moved to Fond du Lac to be near his son and family, who helped care for him.
     He loved dancing, acting in plays, and working on his antique cars.
     He is survived by three children, Barbara (Rick) Tamblingson of Fort Wayne, Ind., Susan Beguhn of Janesville, and John (Nicole) Beguhn of Fond du Lac. He is further survived by three grandchildren, Sara Tamblingson and Cassandra and Brandon Beguhn.
     He was predeceased by his parents. Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Cargill United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Bissett officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
     Overton Funeral Home in Janesville was in charge of arrangements.

     
Barbara K. Keeble

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 11, 2000, A6

Barbara K. Keeble (nee Bundy), age 64, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home in Wisconsin Dells surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.
     A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells. The Rev. Steve Keller officiated.
     The former Barbara Kathryn Bundy was born on June 9, 1935, in Menomonie to the late Judge William H. and Geraldine (Hower) Bundy. Starting in childhood and continuing through her adult years, summers were spent at the Bundy cottage on the Red Cedar River with family and friends. The only thing Barbara loved more than going to the cottage was her family.
     In 1972, she began working as a guidance counselor for the Wisconsin Dells School System. She served in that capacity for 28 years, retiring from Spring Hill Middle School on April 29, 2000.
     Survivors include three children, Geraldine (nee Keeble) Buss of Hudson, Rebecca (Jon) Rader of Mansfield, Texas, and Woodrow (Lauri) Keeble of Ladysmith; six grandchildren, Jacob, Rychelle, Woody, Sammy, Bailey and Spencer; her sister, Mickey (Jann) Peterson of Eagle River; her brother, William Bundy of Minneapolis, Minn.; the person she was coupled in life with, Lawrence E. White of Menomonie; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
     Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Bundy; and a nephew, John Melrose.
     The family will be contributing memorials to the Spring Hill Middle School in memory of Barbara K. Keeble, guidance counselor.
     From the hearts of Barbara’s entire family, we thank all of you for the love, support and kindness you have given to all of us.
     Fedderly-Axtell Community Funeral Home in Wisconsin Dells served the family.
Lawrence “Larry” L. Hinzman

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 14, 2000, A6

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Lawrence “Larry” L. Hinzman, age 77, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home with hospice.
     He was born April 12, 1923, in the Town of Cady, St. Croix County, to Helmuth and Agnes (Wentlandt) Hinzman. He graduated from Colfax High School, then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He served from December 1942 until September 1945 with the Army Air Force Signal Corps in the European Theater.
     Larry married Marlys Mattison on Oct. 4, 1946, in Prairie Farm. Larry worked at Parker Pen Co. for 11 years in Menomonie and Culver City, Calif. He owned Larry’s Bar and was a partner in Menomin Motors and Menomin Lanes. He operated the “Den” Bar, Radke’s Cabin, and a trailer court. He was also in car sales at Northside Motors and owned Northside Signs Co., painting many signs in the area.
     Larry was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1039 of Menomonie and a member of Willard Hinzman American Legion Post #0511 of Ridgeland. He was also a member of the Menomonie Lions Club for 25 years.
     Larry is survived by his wife, Marlys of Menomonie; two daughters, Ann (Dennis) Rhead Sr. of Elk Mound and Mary Jo (Fred) Baglio of Parkland, Fla.; two grandchildren, Wade Schilling of Minneapolis, Minn., and Shawn Baglio of Parkland; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter; one brother, Harvey (Jean) Hinzman of Ridgeland; three sisters, Shirley (Duane) Shipley and Jeanette (Lloyd) Mickelson, both of Ridgeland, and Charlene Hinzman of Ellsworth; a sister-in-law, Ruby Hinzman of Ridgeland; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Willard, Clarence “Click”, and Robert Hinzman; and a son-in-law, Gary Schilling.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Military honors were conducted by American Legion Post #0511 of Ridgeland. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare/Hospice or Christ Lutheran Church of Menomonie.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Ruben ‘Skip’ Fauks

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 18, 2000, A6

 Ruben “Skip” Fauks, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System while on vacation in Menomonie.
     He was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Clear Lake to Fred and Bertha (Boss) Fauks. Upon his graduation from Clear Lake High School in 1941, he entered the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force from August, 1942, until September, 1945, in the European Theatre.
     Skip married Lois Vrieze on June 14, 1947, in Menomonie. They just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
     Skip worked at Lakeside Aluminum Company in Menomonie from 1945 to 1947, and then at Menomonie Refrigerated Lockers, which he purchased in 1955. He operated the Locker Company until he retired in 1985.
     Skip was a member of the United Methodist Church all the years he lived in Menomonie. He was also a member of the Menomonie Lions Club for 35 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing cribbage. He’ll live on in the many pieces of stained glass work that he shared with friends and family.
     Skip is survived by his wife, Lois of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Peggy (Donald) Strand of Chippewa Falls; two grandsons, Matthew Strand of Hudson and Timothy Strand of Chippewa Falls; one brother, Otto Fauks of Milwaukee; four sisters, Trudy Webert of Port Angeles, Wash., Clara Kunkel of Seattle, Wash., Edna Owen of St. Paul, Minn. and Dee (Ralph) Spendal of Salem, Ore., nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.
     A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.
     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the Veterans Memorial in Clear Lake.
Melvin Eugene Windsor

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 18, 2000, A6

Funeral services for Melvin Eugene Windsor, age 47, of Snyder, Okla., were held Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Komah Church of the Nazarene in Cache, Okla., with the Rev. Wilfred Niedo officiating.
     Mr. Windsor died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness.
     Burial was in West Cache Inter-Tribal Cemetery under the direction of the Jefferson Funeral Home.
     A prayer service was held Monday, June 12, 2000, at the Komah Church of the Nazarene in Cache.
     He was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Boyceville to John and Betty Windsor. He moved to Snyder in 1991. He married Lavone Daukie on Dec. 24, 1998, in Cache. He was a farmer and a truck driver for Knudtson Trucking & Stan C. Cuistone Farming Equipment of Indiahoma. He as a Baptist. He served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division.
     Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Jenny Windsor of Elmwood and Nicki Ferber of Eau Claire; two sons, Jason Windsor of Madison and Wade Ferber of Eau Claire; three brothers, Stephen Windsor of Clovis, Calif., and John Windsor and Duane Windsor, both of Wheeler; four sisters, Marilyn Schwartz of Portufield, Kathy Behling of Menomonie, Geri Marzoska of Wisconsin Rapids, and Penny Fieg of Boyceville; four grandchildren; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Memorial Hospital Home Care and Hospice, 1104 N. Spurgeon, Altus, OK 73521.
Vernon E. Larson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Vernon E. Larson, age 78, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born May 29, 1922, in Dunn County to Hans and Alba (Braaten) Larson. Vernon married the former Marie Cornish on Dec. 4, 1943, in Eau Claire. She preceded him in death in 1993. Together they farmed in the Township of Elk Mound until 1965. Vernon then drove milk truck and did carpentry work for his son and others until his retirement.
     Vernon was a member of Barum Lutheran Church and active as a church council member for many years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and carpentry, and helping other people in any way needed.
     Vernon is survived by two children, Douglas (Ann) Larson of Menomonie and Barbara (David) Chung of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Laura (Steve) Lecheler of Menomonie and Kurt (fiancé Jennifer) Larson of St. Paul, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Bret Lecheler; a sister-in-law, Lenore Larson of Elk Mound; a brother-in-law, James Stahlbusch of Eau Claire; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie; a sister, Arlene Stahlbusch; and four brothers, Ernest, Selmer, Harvey and Allen.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Barum Lutheran Church in the Township of Elk Mound, Dunn County, with the Rev. Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial was in Barum Cemetery.
     The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or Barum Lutheran Church.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.
Alice B. Keller

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Alice B. Keller, age 88, of Menomonie, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Alice was born Sept. 4, 1911, in White Pine, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Ina (Moore) Duffy. She married George A. Keller on June 30, 1931, in Freeport, Ill. They lived the remainder of their lives in Menomonie. Alice was a bookkeeper for many years for the family business, Keller’s Machine Shop.
     She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie.
     Alice is survived by two sons, John (Joan) of Menomonie and Roger (Donna) of Neenah; one daughter, Ann (Thomas) Hake of Eau Claire; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey (Joanne) Keller of Menomonie, Julie (Andrew) Olson of Land O’Lakes, Fla., Kimberly (Scott) Keller-Chicoine of Appleton, Debra (David) Anderson of Whitewater, Rick Keller of Neenah, Susan (Robert) Keller of Cottage Grove, Minn., and William Hake of Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Edward) Worley of Hanover, Pa.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; three sisters, Gertrude Sanderson, Margaret Wallen and Helen Duffy; and three brothers, Harry, Lawrence and Robert Duffy.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Henry Hoerburger, Charles Blecha and John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen 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 tonight at 7 o’clock.
     Arrangements by the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.
Milton W. Ellingson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Milton W. Ellingson, age 82, of Elk Mound, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at his home.
     He was born May 31, 1918, in Berthold, N.D., to Edward and Lena (Mickelson) Ellingson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
     Milton married the former Enid Dodge in 1941. He worked at Pope and Talbot, then for Mid-America Dairies for 20 years, and later worked for the Elk Mound Creamery.
     Milton was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elk Mound and of Howe-Paff Post #37 of the American Legion in Elk Mound.
     Milton is survived by two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dodge McRae of Eau Claire and Patricia (Francis) Ellingson of Albany, Ore.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Enid; five brothers, George, Francis, Leonard, Kenneth and Elton; and an infant sister.
     Friends and relatives may attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, with the Rev. Brian Armstrong officiating. There will be luncheon immediately following at the United Methodist Church in Elk Mound.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth G. Siegert

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Ruth G. Siegert, age 85, of Gordon, formerly of the Dallas/Barron area, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Shell Lake Hospital.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, June 20, 2000, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating. Interment was in the Dallas Cemetery.
     Arrangements by Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.
Olga Lillevold

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Olga Lillevold, age 92, of Prairie Farm, formerly of Deer Park, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Pioneer Home in Prairie Farm.
     Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2000, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Oz Twedt officiating. Burial will be in West Akers Lutheran Cemetery, rural Prairie Farm.
     Visitation is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.
Maynard “Bergie” Berglin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, A6

Maynard “Bergie” Berglin, age 74, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Clayton A. Grimme

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 25, 2000, A6

Clayton A. Grimme, 76, of Menomonie, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Dunn County to Alvin and Olga (Knaack) Grimme. He was baptized on Oct. 5, 1923, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie and later confirmed there on April 10, 1938.
     Clayton hauled canned milk for many years and also farmed in the Town of Menomonie. He married Ann (Pierson) Sabby on Dec., 10, 1966, at Clear Lake. They lived in the Town of Menomonie on the home farm.
     Clayton was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie and a member of the Irvington Booster Club. He enjoyed woodworking and also playing pool and cards.
     Clayton is survived by his wife, Ann Grimme of Menomonie; three sons and a daughter, Daniel (Tammy) Sabby of Ridgeland, Virgil (Diane) Sabby of St. Cloud, Minn., and Cheryl (Romeo) Salinas of Menomonie and Donald (Kim) Sabby of Menomonie; eight grandchildren, Kelly Sabby, Bobby Grimme, Stephanie Sabby, Dustin Sabby, Romeo Salinas, Jr., Tyler Sabby, Dylan Sabby and Emilee Sabby; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kendrick; two sisters, Lois Yauch of Elmwood and Lorraine (Ed) Kendel of California; a sister-in-law, Marion Grimme of Colfax; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray Grimme.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 26, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Alice L. Price

Dunn County News, Sunday, June 25, 2000, A6

Alice L. Price, 80, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial will be in Clear View Cemetery in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
Alice L. Price

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, A6

Alice L. Price, age 80, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     The former Alice Semple was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Dunn County to Phillip and Nellie (Woods) Semple. She was raised in the Dunn County area and attended schools here.
     Alice married Harry Johnson and then later married Harry Price. Alice worked as a waitress for many years. She also worked at Presto in Eau Claire for several years and then worked as a housekeeper until retiring. Alice lived mainly in the Durand, Eau Galle and Menomonie areas.
     She enjoyed collecting china, dolls and doilies — and she loved her family.
     She is survived by three sons, Charles Johnson of Eden Prairie, Minn., DuWayne (Dawn) Johnson of Lewisville, Texas, and Jerry (Charlotte) Johnson of Baldwin; one daughter, Kathleen Swatscheno of Prudenville, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Irene DeLong; a son, Phillip Price; and an infant son and daughter.
     Funeral services were Monday, June 26, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial was in Clear View Cemetery in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.
Anna M. Bird

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, A6

Anna M. Bird, 87, of Boyceville, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     The former Anna Krumrie was born July 7, 1912, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Herman and Mathilda (Block) Krumrie. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Anna attended Clack country school, then worked in restaurants and did housekeeping before her marriage.
     Anna married Fred A. Bird on Jan. 23, 1937, in Menomonie. They farmed in various places until 1943, when they moved to the Town of Sherman and farmed there for many years. She has resided at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie since October, 1999.
     Anna was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sarah Circle, the Annis Creek Homemakers and Sherman Ladies Aid. She was the mother of the boys in the Bird Dairyland Dance Band and loved oldtime polka dancing. Anna also enjoyed crocheting, especially baby outfits and afghans, and playing cards. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Anna is survived by six sons, Melvin (Gladys) Bird of Portage, William (Mary Lu) Bird of Menomonie, Robert (Lynda) Bird of Boyceville, Keith (Dorothy) Bird of Spartanburg, S.C., Gary (Kaye) Bird of Indiana, Penn., and Dale (Faye) Bird of Boyceville; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry (Nellie) Krumrie of Mosinee; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends, and a special nursing home friend, Joyce Steinke.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; an infant daughter, Barbara Ann; five brothers, William, Walter, George, Albert and Leonard Krumrie; six sisters, Mary Crosby, Mabel Stubb, Gala Lemon, Florence Mittlestadt, Eleanor Bird and Lillian Behling; a daughter-in-law, Esther Bird, and two grandsons, Ronald Bird and Daniel Bird.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour prior to the service on Friday.
Janet B. Gilbertson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, A6

Janet Bernice Gilbertson, age 57, of Benson, Minn., died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital.
     She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in South St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Robert and ClaraBelle (Manska) Gilbertson. Janet was baptized at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson and confirmed into the faith at Our Redeemer’s Church in Benson. She attended school in Benson and graduated in 1961.
     She spent several years in Wisconsin and the last few years in Benson. She worked as manager of restaurants and supper clubs, and worked with adult handicapped persons.
     She enjoyed knitting, playing guitar, socializing with friends, watching movies, collecting frogs, enjoying her grandchildren, and she was a Packer fan.
     Janet is survived by four sons, Charles (Janice) Evenson and Mark (Connie) Evenson, both of Benson, Michael Benson of Rice Lake, and Lawrence Schoenbechler of Menomonie; three daughters, Marie (Kevin) Pulkrabek of Centralia, Mo., Jean (Wayne) Nowak of Glendale, and Christine Golden of Benson; her mother, ClaraBelle Gilbertson of Benson; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Flannigan of Benson; and many nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Robert K. Gilbertson, and a great-nephew, Patrick M. Sullivan.
     Funeral services were Monday, June 26, 2000, at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Benson with the Rev. Herb Rotunda officiating. Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.
     Jacobson-Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson handled arrangements.
Olive A. Wehrwein

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, A6

Olive A. (Steies) Wehrwein, age 84, of Shakopee, Minn., formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minn.
     Olive was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Wheeler, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Traxler) Steies. When a young child she moved to Menomonie with her family. She graduated from Menomonie High School. After high school, she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary.
     Olive married Harlan F. Wehrwein on Feb. 3, 1940, in Menomonie. After marriage, they lived in Menomonie for a short time, then lived in Beloit, Atlantic, Ia, New Richmond, River Falls, and Shakopee, where they retired.
     Olive is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Les) Boeckman of Eagan, Minn., and Jeri Hunt of Shoreview, Minn.; one son, Gary of Mayer, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laura Schroeder and Rose Hall, both of Menomonie; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Steies of Menomonie and Doris Steies of Tama, Iowa.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harley; two brothers, Leo and Robert Steies; one sister, Helen Williams; and three brothers-in-law, Royal Williams, Donald Hall and Ted Schroeder.
     Funeral services were Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.
Olaf L. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, A6

Olaf L. Johnson, age 83, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
     Olaf was born April 24, 1917, in Waupum, Pa., the son of Chulmer C. and Gertrude (Svangstu) Johnson. Olaf worked as a farm hand in the 1940s and later he drove a gasoline truck.
     He married Dorothy Pernot on Jan. 3, 1945. In 1955, they moved to a farm outside of Menomonie and he worked as a farmer. He was a small business owner in Menomonie, followed by shop foreman and driver for Richartz Implement in Menomonie.
     Olaf enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, and after retirement, he loved traveling.
     He was a member of Lodge #1584, Loyal Order of the Moose, in Menomonie. He was also a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie.
     Olaf is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Owen C. (Vickie) Johnson of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Peter M. (Terry) Johnson of Schroon Lake, N.Y.; five brothers, Glenn, Milton (Betsy), Keith (Karen) and Donald Johnson, all of Eau Claire, and Ronald (Roberta) Johnson of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; a sister, Elsie German of Fredricksburg, Md.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Morris Johnson in 1962; and a brother, Miles Johnson.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Kenneth L. Owens officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Church-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.

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