Dunn County, WI Obituaries
June 2005

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June 1, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Richard Leo Stewart

Dunn County News, Wed, June 1, 2005, A6

Richard Leo Stewart, age 81, of Glen Flora, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Rusk County Memorial Hospital of natural causes after an illness of three weeks.

He was born on June 26, 1923, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, the son of Selah and Alva Stewart.

Raised in Dunn County, he came to Rusk County in 1950.

He and Doris J. Brunn were married on March 25, 1944, in Minnesota.

He was a farmer who milked Jersey cows. He loved his team of horses, as well as hunting, sports, and singing in church.

He was a member of Christ Community Church at Jump River.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; three sons, Mark (Becky) Stewart of Sheldon, Sam (Debbie) Stewart of Tony, and Jody (Liz) Stewart of Glen Flora; four daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Hanson of Navarre, Fla., Greta (Stan) Ewer of Ladysmith, Sue (Roy) Tinsman of Glen Flora, and Amy (Don) Paul of Tony; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Clesson (Esther) Stewart of Bloomer, Alvin "Whitey" (Martha) Stewart of Menomonie, Tom (Betty) Stewart of Colorado City, Colo., and Len (Helen) Stewart of Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Phyllis (Don) Poquette of Ladysmith; and a sister-in-law, Marie Stewart of Eau Claire.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Fellbaum, and by two brothers, Bill and David Stewart.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Jump River Community ‚hurch in Jump River with Pastor Craig Lindgren officiating. Burial was in Glen View Cemetery in Glen Flora.

Nash-Jackan Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Jacquelin C. Mickelson

Dunn County News, Wed, June 1, 2005, A6

Jacquelin C. Mickelson, age 57, of Menomonie, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Jacquelin Clare Foley was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Milwaukee to Jack and Rosemary (Wallner) Foley. She was raised in Milwaukee and later moved to Menomonie, where she attended UW-Stout. Jackie received her bachelor of science degree in education. She taught family consumer education at Durand High School and Arkansaw Middle School for 33 years, until her retirement.

Jackie loved her family and friends and she also enjoyed gardening and her pets. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Jackie is survived by her loving companion, John Gollner of Menomonie; her former husband, Gregory Mickelson of Menomonie; their two sons, Andrew Mickelson of Hudson and Eric Mickelson of Menomonie; her mother, Rosemary Foley of Milwaukee; one sister, Patricia Koeppler of Oconomowoc; two brothers, Mike Foley of Milwaukee and Patrick Foley of Glendale; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Jack Foley, and a sister, Kathleen, who died as a young child.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Carol A. "Scof" Scholfield

Dunn County News, Wed, June 1, 2005, A6

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

Scof was born Aug. 30, 1930, in the town of Eau Galle, Dunn County, to Harry and Mildred (Moore) Scholfield. He spent most of his years in the Menomonie area. Scof married Marcia Owens on Sept. 30, 1957, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Scof, like all his brothers, served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was a member of the Menomonie Lions Club, worked construction, was a carpet and tile layer, worked at the bowling alley, and most recently bartended at The Pub, the tavern he and Marcia owned and operated for more than 30 years.

Scof was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoyed attending games with the guys. He also enjoyed fishing, was a championship bowler, great pool player, and loved to play the Double Diamond machines on casino trips.

Scof is survived by his wife, Marcia Scholfield of Menomonie; four children, Marty (Cindy) Scholfield, Brian (Carole Behling) Scholfield, and Lisa (Jim Moe) Scholfield, all of Menomonie, and Craig (Sherri) Scholfield of Colfax; eight grandchildren, Nikki, Anthony, Katie, Cody, Renee, Kristi, Jared and Kayla; one great-grandson, Angelo; three brothers, Wayne (Ione) Scholfield of Downsville, James (Avid) Scholfield of Menomonie, and Harry (Mary) Scholfield Jr. of Muskego; and many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Melvin and Gordy, and a sister, Betty.

Memorial services were Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ron Burke officiating.

Family and friends will remember Scof for the heart of gold that lay under his gruff exterior.

Edwin R. Stark

Dunn County News, Wed, June 1, 2005, A6

Edwin R. Stark, age 78, of Colfax, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at his home, surrounded by family, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Ed was born May 17, 1927, in the town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Arthur and Ida (Beguhn) Stark. He attended Hillcrest grade school and Boyceville High School. He married Teresa Dalle on May 14, 1952. They farmed the home place in the town of Sherman until February 1957, when they moved to Menomonie. In 1972, they moved to their present home on Lake Tainter. He worked at Red Cedar Sand and Gravel, and for many years at Cenex in Menomonie until his retirement in 1990.

Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman. His daughter, Ruth Retzloff, and her husband, Bruce, built him his own private hunting cabin in their woods called "Papa Ed's Shack," which he truly enjoyed. He was a member of the Dunn County Fish and Game Club and for many years was the pheasant-rearing chairman. He also enjoyed his yard work and gardening, which included a yearly pumpkin patch for the kids. He and his wife enjoyed golfing at the Whitetail Golf Course.

Ed is survived by his wife, Teresa, of 53 years; four daughters, Debra (Mark) Hintz of Eau Claire, Diane (Dan) Leland and Joan (Tom) Spagnoletti, both of Elk Mound, and Ruth (Bruce) Retzloff of Colfax; one son, Kevin (Carolyn) Stark of Appleton; 12 grandchildren, April Schaefer of Eau Claire, Nate and Nick Leland and Joe, Amy and Mike Spagnoletti, all of Elk Mound, Jodi, Cory and Ricca Retzloff of Colfax, and Curtis, James and Russell Stark of Appleton; and one great-grandson, Dustin Retzloff of Colfax.

His family and friends will greatly miss him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter (Bud) Stark and Norman Ziehl; an infant sister, Ruth Stark; an infant granddaughter, Anna Stark; a brother-in-law, Val Ninas; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Ziehl.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the town of Sherman.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

The Stark family would like to extend a sincere thank you to son-in-law Tom Spagnoletti, the staff of Northwest Wisconsin Home Care (hospice), and Pastor Scott for their service and care. [See additional obituary below]

Edwin R. Stark

Dunn County News, Sun, June 5, 2005, A6

Edwin R. Stark, age 78, of Colfax, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at his home, surrounded by family, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Ed was born May 17, 1927, in the town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Arthur and Ida (Beguhn) Stark. He attended Hillcrest grade school and Boyceville High School. He married Teresa Dalle on May 14, 1952. They farmed the home place in the town of Sherman until February 1957, when they moved to Menomonie. In 1972, they moved to their present home on Lake Tainter. He worked at Red Cedar Sand and Gravel, and for many years at Cenex in Menomonie until his retirement in 1990.

Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman. His daughter, Ruth Retzloff, and her husband, Bruce, built him his own private hunting cabin in their woods called "Papa Ed's Shack," which he truly enjoyed. He was a member of the Dunn County Fish and Game Club and for many years was the pheasant-rearing chairman. He also enjoyed his yard work and gardening, which included a yearly pumpkin patch for the kids. He and his wife enjoyed golfing at the Whitetail Golf Course.

Ed is survived by his wife, Teresa, of 53 years; four daughters, Debra (Mark) Hintz of Eau Claire, Diane (Dan) Leland and Joan (Tom) Spagnoletti, both of Elk Mound, and Ruth (Bruce) Retzloff of Colfax; one son, Kevin (Carolyn) Stark of Appleton; 12 grandchildren, April Schaefer of Eau Claire, Nate and Nick Leland and Joe, Amy and Mike Spagnoletti, all of Elk Mound, Jodi, Cory and Ricca Retzloff of Colfax, and Curtis, James and Russell Stark of Appleton; one great-grandson, Dustin Retzloff of Colfax; a brother, Ralph (Delores) Stark of Menomonie; a sister, Gladys Ninas of Menomonie; and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Stark of Menomonie and Rita Schumacher of Colfax.

His family and friends will greatly miss him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter (Bud) Stark and Norman Ziehl; an infant sister, Ruth Stark; an infant granddaughter, Anna Stark; a brother-in-law, Val Ninas; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Ziehl.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the town of Sherman.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

The Stark family would like to extend a sincere thank you to son-in-law Tom Spagnoletti, the staff of Northwest Wisconsin Home Care (hospice), and Pastor Scott for their service and care.

Mabel Bertha (Strehlau) Behling

Dunn County News, Sun, June 5, 2005, A6

Mabel Bertha (Strehlau) Behling, age 82, of Menomonie, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie where she resided the last eight months.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1922, in Menomonie to Adolph and Bertha (Jankowsky) Strehlau. She was raised in the town of Red Cedar and attended Beyer Settlement Grade School and graduated in 1941 from Menomonie High School. Mabel was employed by the Farmers Store Company for many years. She was a member of the Wilson Street Homemakers. Lester and Mabel were members of the Pairs N Squares Square Dance Club and they also liked to dance to old time music.
Mabel married Lester Behling on Sept. 12, 1951, at Peace Lutheran Church and has been a life member of the church. They have lived in Menomonie all their married life.

Mabel is survived by her husband, Lester of Menomonie; son and daughter-in-law: Marshall and Bonnie of New London, and their children: Jason (Nicole) and daughters Lexandra and Katie; Chad (Ann) and their children Savannah and Trent, Daughter: Marsha of Eau Claire and her children: Christopher Ferry; Tracy Bechel (Fiance Joseph Pichla) and daughter Kaitlyn and future child; Son: Maurice of Menomonie and his children: Vicki Jo; Travis (Brooke); Valerie and daughter Denver.

She is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan and the Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Mabel was loved by all and will be missed greatly.

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

Robert H. Klatt

Dunn County News, Sun, June 5, 2005, A6

Robert H. Klatt, age 75, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Bob's last act of love was to give of himself through the gift of tissue donation.

Bob was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Watertown, S.D., to Walter J. and Hilda (Lebert) Klatt. He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and served in Germany where he was wounded and received an honorable discharge. Bob married Hilda Fluekiger on Aug. 15, 1964, in Reno, Nev.

Bob served as commander of VFW Post #1322 in Van Buren, Ark., and also as commander of Disabled American Veterans Post #61. In addition, Bob was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He spent many hours volunteering in the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Bob was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed farming and gardening. Most of all, he loved his wife, Hilda of 41 years, and their cat, Tippy II.

Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years, Hilda of Menomonie; a daughter, Irene (Steve) Link of Downing; three grandchildren, Randall Bongard of Menomonie, Adam (Sarah) Dodge of Woodville, and Jeremy McDonough of Downing; four great-grandchildren, Kolten James Bongard, Kurtis Randall Bongard, Brittany Maxine Larson and Adam James Dodge Jr.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Maxine Ruth Ramhardter; and a brother, Kenneth Dale Klatt.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be Monday, June 6, 2005, in Northern Wisconsin Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Spooner with military honors.

Collin C. Condit

Dunn County News, Sun, June 5, 2005, A6

Collin C. Condit, age 91, of Elmwood, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Collin was born March 18, 1914, in the town of Rock Elm, Pierce County, rural Elmwood, the son of Clinton and Iva (Bulmer) Condit. He grew up in the Rock Elm community and graduated in 1932 from Elmwood High School. He worked out west for several years before returning to Elmwood. He married Vera Gasteyer-Holt on Jan. 27, 1945, at the Rock Creek United Methodist Church. After marriage, they farmed in the town of Rock Elm, but lived in the village of Elmwood.

Collin loved to play baseball; he played for the Rock Elm-Elmwood team. He also enjoyed making maple syrup, collecting ginseng, hunting and fishing. Collin was an active member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and helped make apple pies for the church fundraiser. Collin was also a member of the Elmwood Rod and Gun Club and Pierce County Farm Bureau; he held various offices in both organizations. Collin built a cabin on the home farm after retirement, where he enjoyed spending time. Collin was a avid Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoyed collecting antique dishes and old fishing poles. In 1992 and 1993, he received the Wildlife Habitat Development award.

Collin is survived by a daughter, Sherrie (Lawrence) Schlough of Menomonie; a son, Gary (Donna) Holt of Laurel, Md.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta (Willard) Holcomb and Mary Husby, both of Elmwood; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends; and a special friend, DeVonne Novak of Elmwood.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vera in 1996; a brother, Arnold during World War II in France; a stepfather, Edward Welch; and a brother-in-law, Herbert Husby.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Charles DeMaris officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

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

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

Ruth Eleanor Stansbury

Dunn County News, Sun, June 5, 2005, A6

Memorial graveside services for Ruth Eleanor Stansbury (1909-2004) are at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Downing Cemetery in Downing.

Zachary W. Semanko

Dunn County News, Wed, June 8, 2005, A6

Death notice -

Zachary W. Semanko, age 50, of Augusta, son of Paul and Janice Semanko (Mercier), died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Sacred Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Funeral services were Friday, May 27, 2005, at the Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott with Father Lawrence Dunklee officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery in the town of Sigel.

Roger F. Marquardt

Dunn County News, Wed, June 8, 2005, A6

Roger F. Marquardt, age 74, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Roger Fred Marquardt was born on May 27, 1931, in Green Bay to Frederick and Ruby (Griewich) Marquardt. Roger received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture and economics from UW-Madison in 1953. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Roger married Mary Ellen Petersen on May 5, 1957, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

He worked for Lederle Laboratories for 10 years in Joliet, Ill., and Wausau. Roger then worked for the Wausau Insurance Co. in Wausau and Menomonie for 20 years. After retirement, they moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he worked as an instructor at the Broker Training School for eight years. Roger and Mary then moved back to Menomonie where he worked part-time for Goodwill.

Roger loved to fish, duck hunt with his sons, and read the New York Times. He will be missed by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

Roger is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of Menomonie; two sons and one daughter, Bryan (Brenda) Marquardt of Canadian Lakes, Mich., Kimberly (Barry) Blievernicht of Mound, Minn., and Lee (Susanne) Marquardt of New Prague, Minn.; four grandchildren, Jenna, Kasey, Lauryn and Nathaniel; one brother, Donald (Linda) Marquardt of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two brothers-in-law, Gordon (Aryliss) Petersen of Oconomowoc and Allen (Mary Lee) Petersen of Ixonia; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Luke's Cemetery in Ixonia.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Steven J. Boley

Dunn County News, Sun, June 12, 2005, A6

Steven J. Boley, age 49, of Boyceville left us on Friday, June 10, 2005, doing something he loved -- biking.

Steve was born to John and Cherie (Horton) Boley on April 1, 1956, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Steve married Delesa "Del" Fox, his soul-mate on Aug.15, 1981, in Eau Claire. During his life, Steve was a wonderful husband, best friend, father, brother, son, uncle and friend.
Steve graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry. He was a member of Local 14 Electrical Workers Union, taking his apprenticeship at K.H. Boley Electric. Steve was currently an electrician at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Steve loved hunting, hiking, kayaking, anything outdoors and most of all, trips to the cabin in Northern Wisconsin with his family. He was also an accomplished cyclist having competed in and won many bike races and triathlons. He also achieved his Eagle Scout rank.

Steve and Del have lived in Boyceville since 1993 having previously resided in Osseo and Eau Claire. He was a member of the Boyceville Lion's Club as well as an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Steve is survived by his wife, Delesa "Del" of Boyceville; a son and a daughter, Alexis John and Mikaela Sue of Boyceville; his father, John Boley of Eau Claire; three brothers and two sisters, Mark (Betty) Boley of Eau Claire, Gregory (June) Boley of Mondovi, David (Lori) Boley of Mondovi, Suzanne Boley of Duluth, Minn., and Patricia Boley of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cherie.

Steve was loved for his kind and gentle spirit and his calming personality. He was intelligent and giving and a generous soul. He will be remembered for his many lengthy hunting stories and his detailed knowledge of botany and the natural world. Family always came first as he was a father to even those who didn't have one.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Dunn County Humane Society.

Donald E. Schweger

Dunn County News, Sun, June 12, 2005, A6

Donald E. Schweger, age 85, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2005, in Tacoma, Wash. He was the son of the late Herman and Anna Schweger of Menomonie.

He spent his entire life in the U.S. Air Force, flying planes all over the world. He joined the Air Force early in life as his parents had to sign for him to join.

He was married to Jean and had three children. His son passed away as a baby. He had two daughters, Donna Cascro and Sherry Molner, who both reside in California. He leaves five grandchildren. He divorced Jean and later married Anita, who he was married to for 46 years. Anita passed away in January 2005. Retiring from the Air Force, he went into building apartments, including assisted living facilities.

Don leaves his two daughters, Donna Cascro and Sherry Molner, and five grandchildren who live in California. He also leaves two sisters, Marjorie Glud of Kenosha and Janet Knopps of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Schweger.

His brother, Marvin, and sister, Annabelle Simmons, preceded him in death. Also, his first wife, Jean, passed away in year 2000.

He left Menomonie at age 16 years, driving his Model T Ford car. A friend, Clarence Greene, went with him. Clarence came back to Menomonie, but Don stayed in Washington.

He will be laid to rest in Washington.

Jane E. Betterley

Dunn County News, Sun, June 12, 2005, A6

Jane E. Betterley, age 85, of Menomonie passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Dunn County Healthcare Center in Menomonie after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane's husband, Ralph, and daughters, Ann and Nancy were with her.

Jane was born on Nov. 29, 1919, in Marshfield to Albert and Marjorie (Whitfield) Ecke. She attended elementary school in Menomonie and graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1936. She continued her education at UW-Stout and graduated in 1941. Jane taught high school clothing and textiles in Appleton for one-and-a-half years. She married Ralph E. Betterley of Elmwood on Dec. 19, 1942.

In 1952, they moved to Evanston, Ill. Ralph taught at Northwestern University and the American Foundrymen's Society. Jane worked at Marshall Fields in patterns and fabrics.

Upon retirement, Jane and Ralph moved back to Menomonie. They wintered in Bradenton, Fla. for 12 years.

Jane was active in her churches and P.E.O. Chapters in Menomonie and Evanston. She enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, cooking, baking and entertaining. She was full of energy -- always ready to do the next task. Her kindness, sweetness and generosity spread to everyone she met. She was devoted to her family, grandchildren and friends.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the kind staff at the Dunn County Health Care Center and to all her very special and supportive friends. Please know that your loving attention to Jane has been greatly appreciated.

Jane is survived by her husband, Ralph of Menomonie; two daughters, Nancy (Mike) Maxwell of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Ann (Jim) Donia of St. Charles, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Maxwell of San Diego, Calif., Caroline (Serge) Gudowski of Mission Viejo, Calif., Lindy Donia of Nashville, Tenn., Joey Donia of Des Moines, Iowa, and Luke Donia of St. Charles, Ill; a sister-in-law, Ruth (Lawrence) Bock of Spring Valley; nieces and nephews, Alice Betterley of Iowa City, Iowa, Jeff (Nona) Bock of River Falls, David (Lori) Bock of Minong, Rich Betterley of Boynton Beach, Fla., Judy House of Roseville, Minn., Denny Ecke of Great Bend, Kan.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Al Ecke; a sister-in-law, June Ecke; and a granddaughter, Melanie Jane Donia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall and Rev. Maynard Larson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 10 a.m. until of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial are suggested to First Congregational Church, P.E.O. Chapter AN or the UW-Stout Foundation.

Mary Blair Wilson Albertson

Dunn County News, Wed, June 15, 2005, A6

Mary Blair Wilson Albertson passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the Willows of Presbyterian Senior Care in Oakmont, Penn. She had been a resident there since 1996.

Born on March 4, 1915 , she grew up in Menomonie. She spent most of her adult life on her beloved island on Cable Lake in Cable.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Albertson, originally from Nebraska, and her four siblings, Thomas Blair Wilson, Edith Wilson Lindner, Lewis Garrard Wilson and Julia (Judy) Francis Wilson.

Mary is survived by a stepdaughter, Mary Landman of Cable Lake, and seven nieces and nephews, Gary Wilson Bertoldi and Sally Wilson Peters, both of Redding, Calif., Margot Lindner Dirienzo of Ogden, Utah, Paul Lindner of Sussex, N.J., Julia Wilson Mitchell of Arlington, Va., Lewis Garrard Wilson, Jr.,. of Rock Hill, S.C., and Theresa "'Dixie" Wilson Anderson of Oakmont, Penn.. Other close family members are Dr. George and Joanne Baker of Bloomington, Minn., and Tom and Julie Baker of Charleston, S.C.

Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service at the Presbyterian Senior Care Chapel in Oakmont on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilson officiating. A graveside memorial service will also be held on Friday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Wabasha, Minn., where her cremated remains will be laid to rest with her husband.

Arrangements entrusted to Burket-Truby Funeral Home in Oakmont and Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha, Minn.

John E. Kraft

Dunn County News, Sun, June 19, 2005, A6

John E. Kraft, age 90, of Menomonie, Wis. died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

John Ed-ward Kraft was born on Nov. 11, 1914 to John S. and Ida P. (Price) Kraft in Menomonie. He attended Coddington, East and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran School. He graduated from Menomonie High School and went on to UW-Stout for a year and then to St. Olaf's College for a year.

John worked at Kraft State Bank for seven years. After that, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a finance officer for seven years in India, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his return, he worked another seven years at the Kraft State Bank.

John married Ruth L. Larson in 1952. They resided in Rapid City, S.D. where John helped to organize the Rushmore State Bank. He was vice president and manager of the bank.

Later, John and Ruth returned to Menomonie. John organized his own independent business, the Dunn County Loan and Service, and remained there until he retired at the age of 62.

He enjoyed spending winters in Florida for 10 years but his health brought him back to Menomonie.

John was a Charter Member of the Menomonie Lion's Club where he served as treasurer and president. He was district governor of 27E and given the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lion's International.

He also served on the board and was president of Evergreen Cemetery Association, served two terms with the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce, served two terms on the Menomonie School Board and served on the Council of Chippewa Valley Girl Scouts.

He was baptized in and was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. John was an active member who served on church council as treasurer and president for 15 years. He also served on the St. Paul's School Board.

John is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ruth of Menomonie; a daughter, Kristine M. Carey (Patrick III) of Minneapolis, Minn.; one grandson, Patrick H. Carey IV of Minneapolis; five nephews and one niece: Gary Maser (Barb) of Eau Claire; John Burmeister of Grand Blanc, Mich.; Michael Kraft of Merced, Calif; Thomas Kraft of Fresno, Calif; Robert Kraft of Merced, Calif.; and Donna Laizure of Everet, Wash; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers , Harold G. Kraft and, Earl G. Kraft; and three sisters, Ruby M. Maser, Viola K. Burmeister and Laneta K. (Kraft) Grutt.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2005 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Reverend Steve Schmeling officiating.

There will be a flag presentation by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

Family and friends are welcome to the church one hour prior to services.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in honor of his lifetime devotion to the church or a charity of your choice.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Kelsey Jolena Rothamer

Dunn County News, Wed, June 22, 2005, A6

Kelsey Jolena Rothamer, 23-month-old daughter of Christopher and Lizabeth "Becky" (Schutt) Rothamer, of Eau Claire, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., from acute leukemia. She was born in Eau Claire on July 24, 2003.

There are too many special memories of Kelsey to pick just one thing. Besides trying to keep up with her sister, Brooke, she loved her books, bath time and swimming. She loved the water.

She was always on the go and at the end of the day she still wanted to snuggle.

In addition to her parents, Kelsey is survived by her her sister, Brooke of Eau Claire; grandparents, Wayne and Lorraine Schutt of Menom-onie, Kathern Rothamer of Prairie du Chien, and Mark Rothamer of Lake Lorraine; great-grandparents, Donna Fortney of Prairie du Chien and Melvin and Mildred Rothamer of Janesville; great-great-grandmother, Ella Bennoy of Prairie du Chien; aunts and uncles, Daniel Rothamer of Eau Claire, Cheryl Salinas, John Schutt and Robon Schutt, all of Menomonie, Jeffrey Schutt of Wheeler, Mariana Wirth and Rachelle Davis, both of Elk Mound, and Charissa Rothamer and Charrie Rothamer, both of Lake Lorraine; and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd with Pastor D.L. Oppedahl officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the town of Lucas, near Knapp.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lenmark Gomsrud Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Staff nursery will be provided at the church.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Ardelle Dorothy Heitkamp Munson

Dunn County News, Wed, June 22, 2005, A6

Death notice -

Ardelle Dorothy Heitkamp Munson, age 79, a former Menomonie resident, passed away Friday, June 3, 2005, after an approximate two-month illness.

Funeral services were held at the retirement home where she resided.

Ardis B. Lausted

Dunn County News, Sun, June 26, 2005, A6

Ardis B. Lausted, age 84, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

The former Ardis Bernice Benson was born May 18, 1921, in Chippewa Falls to Alfred and Amanda (Anderson) Benson. When a child, she moved with her family to the Boyceville area. She attended Chimney Rock Grade School and graduated from Boyceville High School in 1939 as valedictorian of her class.

Ardis worked at the Dunn County Health Care Center where she met her future husband. She married Norman Lausted on June 6, 1942, at the Methodist church in Boyceville. Together, they farmed in the town of Red Cedar until Norman's death. Ardis resided in Menomonie for many years until moving in 2002 to the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Ardis was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a church circle. She loved to crochet baby sweaters and made many of them. She also enjoyed gardening and her flowers.

Ardis is survived by three sons, Douglas (Diane) Lausted of Altoona and their children, Robert and Robin, Dennis (Kathy) Lausted of Menomonie and their children, Andrew, Daniel and Lisa (Andy) Wagner, and David (Wendy) Lausted of Menomonie; one daughter, Deborah Lemler of Menomonie and her daughters, Lori Lemler and Christina (Jeremy) Wahl; one brother, Warren (Lana) Benson of Boyceville; her very special friend, Don Cartwright of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Amanda Benson; her husband, Norman Lausted; four brothers, Rudolph, Harold, John and Kenneth Benson; a sister, Rosella Horky; and a granddaughter, Dawn Marie Lausted.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Ardis was a victim of Alzheimer's. Let us look forward to the time when all disease and death will be no more. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Devon S. Shackleton

Dunn County News, Sun, June 26, 2005, A6

Devon S. Shackleton, age 31, of Chetek, formerly of Knapp, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.

Devon Scott Shackleton was born Jan. 22, 1974, in Menomonie to Don Shackleton and Jacalyn Johnson. He was raised in the Knapp area and attended Lucas and Knapp grade schools and Menomonie High School. Devon also attended Chippewa Valley Technical College for sheet metal work. He then worked as a building contractor throughout western Wisconsin.

Devon is survived by his parents, Don Shackleton and Jackie Davis of Knapp; step-father, Daniel W. Davis of Knapp; a sister, Shawna Davis of Knapp; his maternal grandmother, Lorraine Johnson of Knapp; his stepgrandparents, Corrine and Rex Stockman of Wilson; a special friend, Debbie Gunnufson of Chetek; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Perry and Genevieve Shackleton; maternal grandfather, Earl Johnson; stepgrandfather, Daniel C. Davis; an aunt, Jeanne Witt; and an uncle, David Perry Shackleton.

Devon never had a lot of material things, but did the best with what he did have. He enjoyed trips to the Dakotas and collected rocks and wolf artwork. He loved the several German Shepherds he had.

Through Devon's short time with us he fought a lot of demons, but always knew and loved God. He had a smile that could warm your heart. Always caring and loving, he would do anything he could for anyone. He was truly a "free spirit" and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We love you Devon.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with Pastor Stan Shackleton officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in the town of Stanton.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Curtis "Curt" Claire Schuebel

Dunn County News, Sun, June 26, 2005, A6

Curtis "Curt" Claire Schuebel, age 54, of Roberts, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, on June 21 after his long battle with alcoholism. An honored Vietnam veteran, Curt served two consecutive tours from 1969-1972.

Curt was married to Laurie Anderson on May 4, 1974, in Oakdale, Minn. The family moved to Roberts in 1983.
Curt enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley, but the two things he enjoyed most were his granddaughters, Andie and Lizzie.

He is preceded in death by fellow veterans, loving parents and grandparents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Laurie; daughter, Dana Uetz (Jess Maney); son, Douglas; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Andrea; mother, Lucile; brothers, Craig and Claire Jr. (Sarah); sisters, Luella (Chris Sr.) Penn and Elizabeth (Derrick) Clark; and many relatives, cousins, nieces, nephews and very good friends.

A visitation was held on Thursday, June 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Baldwin. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. with Father. William Murphy officiating.

A graveside service was held on Friday, June 24, at noon at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Pallbearers were Robert Winkel, Charles Clark, Jess Maney, Mike Frame, George Gardner and Kevin Eckert.

Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Baldwin.

Madeline R. (Favell) King

Dunn County News, Sun, June 26, 2005, A6

Madeline R. (Favell) King, age 93, passed peacefully into eternity on Friday, June 3, 2005, at the Syverson Lutheran Home, Eau Claire.

Madeline was born at her family's home on Banks Avenue in Superior on Oct. 4, 1911. Her father and mother were Dr. Ernest John Favell and Inga Maria (Olsen) Favell, both of the Twin Ports area.

Madeline, "the little strawberry blonde," lived in Superior until age six, when she moved with her family to Rice Lake. When a child, she spent summers and vacations at Solon Springs with her grandparents, Thomas and Angela (Haste) Favell, often swimming and canoeing, and at Lucius Woods Park at powwows and other celebrations.

During her years in Rice Lake, where she lived an active, full life with her three younger brothers, Elton, James, and Thomas, she was involved with the Methodist Church and with school and community music, theater, art and sports activities year round.

She played the lead role, Lelawala, in her senior class play "Maid of Niagara" and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1929.

While in high school, she met her future husband, Victor Henry King, of Rice Lake. Madeline moved back to Superior after high school, and graduated from Wisconsin State Teacher's College in Superior (now UW- Superior) in 1933 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. While attending college, she lived at Crownhart Hall and with her aunt and uncle, Mabel and Clough Gates, at their Central Park home in Superior.

She and Victor were married on Oct. 20, 1933, in Chicago, where, as a University of Illinois School of Pharmacy graduate, he began his professional practice as a registered pharmacist (R. Ph).

Maddy and Vic worked for many years as a true post-Depression era drug store team -- he as the pharmacist, she the manager/clerk, in various pharmacies in southern Wisconsin and in Florida in the 1930s. They eventually managed and owned several pharmacies in various southern Wisconsin towns, including Beaver Dam, Edgerton and Elkhorn, among others.

Daughter Karen was born in 1939 and son Thomas in 1950.

In 1954-55, the family sold their King and Morgan drug stores in the Elkhorn area and moved to Menomonie, where Vic began his second career in drug and narcotics law enforcement. Maddy and Vic lived there for more than 40 years, at the home on 13th Street they built together.

She was active through all those years with many creative pursuits, with school and civic events, Scouting, theater guild, rosemaling and other arts, skiing, hiking, camping, Woman's Club (25 years), PTA and numerous other cultural and community involvements.

Madeline and Victor celebrated 65 wedding anniversaries and she cared faithfully and lovingly for him in his later years.

Madeline was an accomplished writer, and authored many announcements, school and Scout plays and numerous articles on different topics for various publications throughout her life, including the small book "The Story of Old Abe," which she wrote in the bicentennial year, 1976.

This work included the account by her grandmother, Angela Haste Favell, regarding husband Thomas' experiences in the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment during the Civil War. The "Eagle Regiment" was well known and Madeline's compilation and writing provided another view of the people and unit who carried Old Abe, the bald eagle, throughout the Civil War.

Madeline and her family enjoyed learning and teaching natural and human history, wildlife and birds, and sciences of all types. She also loved traveling, camping, and exploring national and state parks, museums, and wilderness areas throughout North America. She and Victor and their family, when possible, made frequent trips throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Madeline will be remembered by all for her good and generous heart, her jolly, optimistic spirit and laugh, her life-long interests in learning, her talents with languages and words, and her abiding (often courageous, at the time) concern for and involvement with people with differences and disabilities.

She will be remembered as a role model of inclusion for people of varying faiths and races, including those living with and coping with long-term physical and mental challenges. Madeline Favell King was an eager bundle of talent who loved life, and who loved to share what she learned and possessed with anyone she could.

Madeline was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and parents; husband, Victor H. King (Oct. 28, 1998); daughter, Karen A. King (Sept. 10, 2000); brother, Elton Favell; niece, Janis Favell; and many other dear relatives and friends whom she cherished deeply.

Madeline is survived by her son, Thomas W. King, and daughter-in-law, Debra R. (Torgerson) King, Solon Springs; and by her beloved grandsons, Adam G. King (Lindsey), and Seth T. King, both currently residing in the Milwaukee area. She is also survived by her brothers, James E. Favell, Tulsa, Okla., and Thomas R. Favell, Sarasota, Fla., as well as her nieces, Christine Elbert (John), Nancy Feck (Russell) and Judith Rengsdorf (Robert); nephews, James Favell, John Favell and Phillip Favell; and many other relatives and close friends.

Special thanks are extended by the family for the compassionate care of the Syverson Lutheran Home aid staff, nurses, therapists, physicians and all others who have cared for, visited and helped Madeline and her family throughout her many years of living fully, no matter what the challenges life presented her. You are all deeply appreciated.

Memorial services will be held at Hope United Methodist Church, Eau Claire, on Wednesday, June 29, at noon, with the Rev. Don Gribble officiating. Madeline's cremains will be placed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie in a brief service at 11 a.m. A social time of greeting and remembering will follow the memorial service at Hope UMC, with lunch provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Victor, Madeline and Karen King Memorial Scholarship Funds at UW-Superior or at UW-Eau Claire.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guest book online at www.fuller-speckien.com. Fuller Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mildred J. Holden

Dunn County News, Wed, June 29, 2005, A6

Mildred J. Holden, age 84, of Menomonie, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Mildred June Sproatt was born in Minneapolis, Minn. and raised in Boyceville, where she attended Boyceville schools.

She married Roy F. Holden on March 23, 1940, in Menomonie. They farmed in Dunn County for many years. Mildred also worked as a cook at various restaurants in Menomonie and retired as a baker and cook at Memorial Hospital.

Mildred was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the church Bible study group. She loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her friends from church and from work and her dogs. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Mildred also loved gardening, ceramics, sewing, quilting, crocheting and traveling.

Mildred is survived by two sons and three daughters, Stanley (Vicki) Holden of Elk Mound, Karen (Harold) Shaver of Waller, Texas, Donald (Connie) Holden and Judith (Clarence) Yaeger, both of Menomonie, and Jean (Richard) Stell of Spring, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Billy, Patty, Neil, Mike, Mark, LeAnne, Marrick, Michelle, Blake and Sean; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy, and a grandson, Luke.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie, with the Rev. Larry Borner officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Jack Arnold Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, June 29, 2005, A6

Jack Arnold Erickson, age 68, of Colfax, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie under the care of Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare.

He was born on May 21, 1937, in Clayton to Arnold and Lula (Feske) Erickson. On Sept. 7, 1957, Jack married Judy Johnson in Beloit.

Jack and his family moved to Menomonie in 1961 where he owned and operated Jack's Interstate Standard for 27 years until his retirement.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He loved racing and it was an important part of his life. He built and owned many stock cars. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Red Cedar Riders and also enjoyed snowmobiling and water skiing.

The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, Dr. Steven Rosas, nurses and Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare workers for all their love, care and support.

Jack is survived by his wife, Judy of Colfax; his special "girlfriend;" one daughter, Kimberley Erickson of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Thomas Erickson and Timothy Erickson, both of Germany; five grandchildren, Michael, Jeane, Joshua, Jessie and Jan; a sister, Jill (Bob) Aicher of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Lula Erickson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Memorials are suggested to Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare, 1515 Stout Road, Menomonie, WI 54751.

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