Dunn County Obituaries
July-August 1998

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the July 1, 1998 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Edgar D. Ranney

Dunn County News, Wed, July 1, 1998, p. A6

Edgar D. Ranney, 58, of Boyceville, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in St. Francisville, La.

Edgar was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Menomonie to Clifford and Sylvia (Olson) Ranney. He was raised in Dunn County, graduated in 1957 from Menomonie High School, and completed a University of Wisconsin Ag Short Course in 1958. From 1959 until 1987, Edgar was a dairy farmer on the home farm in the Town of Sherman.

He married Avis Dutton on June 17, 1961, in Delavan.

Edgar attended CVTC-Truck Driver Training in 1987, and for the last 11 years was an over-the-road driver for Roehl Transport of Marshfield, a 1,200-driver company.

Edgar was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, where he served in many capacities. He also was very active in the community.

He was a 4-H leader, a member of Dunn County Holstein Breeders, member and vice president of Wisconsin Holstein Breeders, a member of Farm Bureau, as well as being on the Menomonie School Board, Federal Land Bank Board, and the Dunn County Fair Board.

Edgar enjoyed showing cattle for many years, and was proud that he had owned and bred the best uddered 3-year-old at the World Dairy Expo.

Edgar was 1993 Driver of the Year for Roehl Transport. He was a professional trainer for new drivers for seven years and received the Million Mile Safe Driving Award in his eighth year of driving. He was voted recently by his peers to be one of six people to represent the Roehl drivers.

Edgar loved his family and dearly loved his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, golfing, and traveling for his job and with his family. He was a great football fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers.

Edgar was a strong Christian man all his life and knew his Savior Jesus.

He is survived by his wife, Avis, of Boyceville; one son, Kent Ranney of Apple Valley, Minn.; two daughters, Kim (Tony) Stewart of Durand and Kris Ranney of Boyceville; three grandchildren, Dakota Ranney, Gina Ranney and Nelson Stewart; one brother, Wendell (Mary) Ranney of Menomonie; two nieces, Sarah and Anna Ranney; and other relatives and friends.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Diane Ranney.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 1, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Mary M. Simon

Dunn County News, Wed, July 1, 1998, p. A6

Mary M. Simon, 93, of Menomonie, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

She was born Aug. 14, 1904, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to John and Ameilia (Koglin) Simon. She attended Starky Elementary School in Dunn County. She graduated in 1926 from Wabasha High School and in 1927 from Lake City Normal.

She taught for six years in rural schools in Minnesota. She then did domestic jobs in Montana and Minnesota. She returned to teaching in 1942. Mary graduated in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After teaching in rural schools for three years, she taught in Milwaukee until she retired.

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

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, and two half-brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 1, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery, Town of Spring Valley, rural Spring Valley.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home handled arrangements.

John P. Rudow

Dunn County News, Wed, July 1, 1998, p. A6

John Parker Rudow, 72, of Renton, Wash., died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in Renton.

Born June 5, 1925, in Milwaukee, he was a graduate of Stout Institute in Menomonie, attended Brooklake Community in Federal Way, and was a resident of Renton 16 years.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Force, and was a former Civil Air Patrol member in Durham, N.C. He was a retired civil engineer, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed flying.

He is survived by a son, Brandt Rudow of Maui, Hawaii; three daughters, Deborah Regele of Billings, Mont., Sarah McTimmonds of Yelm, Wash., and Marcia Rudow of Durham; two stepdaughters, Deni Fisher of Federal Way and Debi Hood of Auburn; two sisters, Ann Chartraw of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, and Mary Snoeyenbos of Decatur, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Eldred Rudow, in 1982, and his parents, Henry and Eva Rudow.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Bernice E. Rollay

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Bernice E. Rollay, 83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at her home.

The former Bernice Emma Lentz was born July 8, 1914,in Menomonie to Theodore W. Lentz Jr. and Rosa (Lehmann) Lentz.

She was baptized on Aug. 2, 1914, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Her sponsors were Emma Lehmann Hintzman, Lillian Lentz Quilling, Paul Lehmann and Gust Lentz. Bernice was confirmed on June 5, 1927, by the Rev. John M. Woerth at Friedens (Peace) Lutheran Church. She has been a member of Peace Lutheran since she was confirmed.

Bernice attended Menomonie public schools, graduating on May 27, 1932, from Menomonie High School, and on June 16, 1933, from Dunn County Normal School. She also attended summer school at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Bernice taught schools in the Dunn County area – Roach, Little Elk Creek and Fall City – for nearly 10 years. She then worked more than 50 years at Berg’s Chevrolet & Oldsmobile and Berg’s Transportation Center.

Bernice was married to Clayton E. Rollay on Dec. 20, 1941, in Peace Lutheran Church by Rev. Woerth.

Bernice was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church. She was a past member of the church choir, former Sunday School teacher, and president of the Sisters of Bethany (past organization at Peace Lutheran). She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary-Post #32 for more than 41 years, and a member of Dunn County Retired Educators.

Bernice was a wonderful seamstress and was recently enjoying helping others learn to make braided rugs.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton Rollay of Menomonie; a son, David (Margaret) Rollay of Franklin; two granddaughters, Kirsten Rollay and Berit Rollay of Franklin; one sister, Janet (Oliver) Jacobson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one nephew, Dr. Dan (Deanna) Jacobson of Jensen Beach, Fla.; an aunt, Mildred Sneen of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Pace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Aileen Miller

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Aileen Miller, 84, 734 Carol St., Eau Claire, passed away Saturday, July 4, 1998, due to injuries from an automobile accident.

She was born June 22, 1914, in Martinsville, Ill., the daughter of Albert and Mary (Hurst) Fasig. She married Everett Miller on Aug. 15, 1937, in Gilman. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1997. Aileen had worked at Luther Hospital for 25 years in central supply.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she faithfully attended church and was a volunteer. Aileen enjoyed several hobbies, including quilting, sewing, knitting and spending time with her special pet, "Sadie."

She is survived by a son, Ronald (Joan) Miller of Eau Claire; a daughter, Judith (Robert) Teske of Eau Claire; four grandchildren, Lori, Jon, Scott and Heidi; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 8,m at Calvary Baptist Church in Eau Claire with Pastor John D. van Gorkam officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Rev. Paul H. Smith

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Rev. Paul H. Smith, 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Atwood, Ind., to James and Elizabeth (Hoffer) Smith. Paul graduated in 1931 from Atwood High School and then attended college in North Manchester, In., graduating in 1935. He taught school in Mentone, Inc., for three years before entering the ministry in 1939. Paul was also a graduate of Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Ill.

He married M. Jean Reed on Aug. 6, 1932, in South Whitley, Ind.

During his 57 years as a pastor, he served parishes in the following communities: Mentone, Wawaka and Kempton, Ind.; and Hebron, Columbus, Edgerton, Beloit, Racine, Cedarburg, Chippewa Falls, Watertown and Wheeler.

During this time , he held various positions with the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church and was director of evangelism for this conference.

Paul was a former member and organizer of Rotary clubs in Columbus and Edgerton.

He was actively involved with Boy Scouts of America, being an Eagle Scout himself. He was primarily a scoutmaster, but also served on district committees in various locations.

He was an avoid canoeist and led many groups on trips into Canadian wilderness areas. Paul was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Most significantly, Paul was a man who lived his faith and was loved by his parishioners. He had a host of friends and was an outstanding father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, M. Jean Smith of Menomonie; three sons, Paul (Marion) Smith of Loudon, Tenn., H. Don (Nona) Smith of Tomah, and Dr. Clark Edwin (Joy) Smith of Menomonie; one daughter, Sarah (Bruce) Critser of Madison; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Henry Smith of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Merlin, Rex and Walter; and one sister, Ruby Martin, all of Indiana.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. Interment will be at a later date in Atwood.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Memorials suggested to Conference Board of Pensions, United Methodist Church.

Rachel E. Suckow

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Rachel E. Suckow, 71, of Menomonie, died Friday, July 3, 1998, at her home.

Rachel was born May 8, 1927, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Schrader) Ponto. She grew up in the Menomonie area. She was baptized, confirmed and was a lifetime member at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended St. Paul’s Elementary School and graduated from Dunn County Aggie.

Rachel married Phillip Suckow on April 21, 1950, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie, where she raised her family. She then worked at the Dunn County Health Care Center until she retired in 1989.

Rachel is survived by her husband, Phillip; two sons, Steve and Daniel (Cindy), both of Menomonie; two daughters, Ann (Dan) Link and Lisa (Jeff) Rassbach, both of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Kallie and Krista Link and Kyle and Morgan Rassbach; two sisters, Helen Weaver and Adeline Kothlow, both of Menomonie; and one brother, Gilbert Ponto of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, a brother in infancy, and five sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 7, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Eric Steinbrenner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Milford P. Doane

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Milford P. Doane, 86, of Menomonie, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at his home in Menomonie.

Milford was born Aug. 7, 1911, in the Fall City area of Dunn County to George and Esther Doane. He later moved with his family to the Buffalo, NY area.

He married Julia G. Hanson on Aug. 11, 1937, in Kenmore, NY. They returned to Menomonie in December 1937. He worked many years for Badger State Lumber Yard (now United Building Center) until he retired.

Milford enjoyed playing baseball. He later umpired both baseball and softball in the Menomonie area. He also enjoyed his garden and fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Larry (Joann) Doane of Menomonie and Lyman (Marge) Doane of Eau Claire, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Milford was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Julia, in 1994, six brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 8, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Verna V. Hein

Dunn County News, Wed, July 8, 1998, p. A6

Verna V. Hein, 87, of Sauk City, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie Nursing Home in Sauk City.

Verna was born April 26, 1911, in New Auburn, the daughter of Byron and Lois (Merrifield) Vincent. She was raised in the Chippewa Falls area. She married Arthur Hein on Oct. 24, 1936, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

After marriage they farmed on the Rusk Prairie of Dunn County for many years. Arthur died in 1988. Since then, Verna has lived in Menomonie, until recently moving to Sauk City to be closer to her son.

In 1994, she welcomed into her family her son David’s nine brothers and sisters when they were reunited.

She is survived by her son, Rev. David (Ellie) Hein of Prairie du Sac; a grandson, Patrick Hein of Beaver Dam; a granddaughter, Kimberly (Eric) Winkelman of Prairie du Sac; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Eric Steinbrenner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Robert F. Plutshack

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 12, 1998, p. A6

Robert F. Plutshack, 81, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

He was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Menomonie to Albert A. and Edith (Koepp) Plutshack. Robert was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1934. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the Third Army in the European Theater during World War II.

After the war, Bob worked for Alan Bradly in Milwaukee until later moving back to Menomonie.

Robert married Mary Margaret McGarry on Jan. 20, 1949, in Stillwater, Minn. He worked in the Maintenance Department at UW-Stout for more than 19 years, retiring in 1978.

Bob was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie, a lifetime member of VFW Post 1039, and the Hosford-Chase American Legion Post 32. Plutshack was also an avid fisherman.

He is survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann (Robert) Scott of Sand Creek; five sons, Thomas A. (Cynthia) Plutshack, Gregory P. Plutshack and James G. Plutshack, all of Menomonie, Robert Plutshack Jr. of Winona, Minn., and John (Barb) Plutshack of McHenry, Ill.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mickey; two sisters; and one grandson.

Funeral services for Bob will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, 1998, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating.

Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Robert P. Stewart

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 12, 1998, p. A6

Robert P. Stewart, 58, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at his home in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Robert was born March 24 (Easter Sunday) 1940, to Harry and Jean (Millen) Stewart. He was raised in Hudson and graduated in 1958 from Hudson High School. He completed an Agriculture Short Course in 1959 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and farmed full time since then. He married Kathleen Schultz on April 8, 1967, in River Falls.

Bob was very active in 4-H as a youth, and continued being active when his boys were involved in the program. He served on the Administrative Council at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. In recent years, he enjoyed dancing and traveling with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of Menomonie; two sons, Ken (Lauri) of Elk Mound and Mike (Jenny) of Eau Claire; his parents, Harry and Jean Stewart of Menomonie; two sisters, Judy (lee) Wares of Hines, Ore., and Sue (Earl) Wildenberg of Menomonie; one brother, John Stewart of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, July 10, at United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.

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

Brandi M. Baskin

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 12, 1998, p. A6

Brandi Marie Baskin, 10, of Altonah, Utah, died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, following one of many surgeries she has had in her life to correct congenital heart disease. She was an organ donor in an effort to help other people and because she had been a recipient herself.

She was born Jan. 12, 1988, in Durand to Donavon and Diane (Stoeklen) Baskin. Brandi was an active, happy girl who loved animals and people; she loved picking wildflowers and drawing. Brandi had just completed the fourth grade at Altamont Elementary School in Utah.

Brandi is survived b y her father, Donavon and his wife, Lillie, of Glenwood City; a sister, Amber; a brother, Dustin; her mother, Diane, of Altonah; stepbrothers, Jason and Ryan Best of Glenwood City; grandparents, William and Evelyn Stoeklen of Menomonie, Marlys Baskin of Durand, and George and Mary Baskin of Menomonie; her great-grandmother, Merle "Tooter" Baskin of Durand; several aunts, uncles and cousins; very special friends; and her beloved cat, "Vader."

Memorial services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at the Glenwood City Community Center, 217 W. Oak, Glenwood City.

Ethel V. Voelker

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 12, 1998, p. A6

Ethel V. Voelker, 91, formerly of Connorsville, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Ethel was born Oct. 18, 1906, in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, to Richard and Selma (Arntson) Schlough. Ethel married Otto Voelker on July 10, 1934. They farmed in the Town of New Haven until 1958.

Ethel enjoyed traveling and vegetable and flower gardening. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Ethel is survived by a son, Kenneth (Linda) Voelker of Boyceville; three grandchildren, Brian Voelker of New Richmond, Annette (Gene) Jeske of Red Wing, Minn., and Joel (Stephanie) Voelker of Boyceville; two great-grandchildren, Cora Jeske of Red Wing and Carolyn Voelker of Boyceville; one brother, Norman Schlough of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Arnold Voelker of Boyceville; a sister-in-law, Martha Bible of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Otto, in 1988.

Memorial services were Saturday, July 11, at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating.

Everetts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Bruce M. Erickson

Dunn County News, Wed, July 15, 1998, p. A6

Bruce Michael Erickson, 82, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Bruce was born March 3, 1916, in Glen Flora. He served in the Army, taught in Trempealeau, and was the high school principal in River Falls. From 1963 to 1979, Bruce was the superintendent of schools in Elk Mound. He also served 11 years as president of the Elk Mound Village Board.

Bruce loved learning and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Ruth (Sampson); his four girls, Judy of Eau Claire, Linda (Tom Brown) of Lynn, Mass., Nancy (Ron Taggart) of Duluth, Minn., and Becky of Eau Claire; one brother, Norris of Prentice; one granddaughter; three grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Bruce was preceded in death by his son, Daniel; his parents, Art and Clara Erickson; his sister, Louise; and brother, Robert.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the Lake Street United Methodist Church in Eau Claire.

Ruth Somsen

Dunn County News, Wed, July 15, 1998, p. A6

Ruth Somsen, 89, of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Johnson was born Sept. 29, 1908, to Fred M. and Grace Johnson of Clear Lake, SD. She grew up in Hayti, SD, where she graduated from Hayti High School. Ruth attended Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Watertown, SD, and graduated in 1929 as a registered nurse.

On Feb. 15, 1930, Ruth married Lester Somsen in Watertown. They spent their first years in various locations throughout South Dakota. They moved to Menomonie in 1967 after retiring. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1990.

Ruth was a past member of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Robert) Dotseth of Knapp; one granddaughter, Kristin (Augustine) Rangel; one grandson, Eric (Jodi) Dotseth; one great-granddaughter, Mariah Rangel; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester, and an infant daughter, Mary Ann.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 15, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.

Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Orin E. Sather

Dunn County News, Wed, July 15,1998, p. A6

Orin Evan Sather, 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. He had been taken to Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System on Monday and was transferred to Eau Claire later that night.

Orin was born Sept. 11, 1912, in New Richmond, the son of Ole and Aleta "Lettie" (Hougdahl) Sather. He was baptized and confirmed at East Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Black Brook, Polk County, near Amery.

Orin grew up near Amery where he also attended school. He graduated in 1931 from Amery High School. On May 30, 1934, Orin was united in marriage to Emma Henkel at St. John’s Lutheran Parsonage in Hatchville.

Emma and Orin farmed for a number of years in the Elmwood area. They then had the opportunity to move back to Hatchville to farm the Henkel home farm. They lived and farmed there until moving to Menomonie in 1997.

Besides farming, Orin was a master plumber. He served on St. John’s Church Board for many years. After retiring, he was assessor for Weston Township.

In retirement, Orin enjoyed gardening with Emma. He was also the family genealogist and proud of his Norwegian heritage. The Sather family farm in Norway was the "Saeterbakken" farm. Orin proudly placed this name on the farm in Hatchville.

He is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean (James) Canfield of Menomonie and Delores (Arvid) Kramer of Appleton; two sons, Ronald (Alice) Sather of Northfield, Minn., and Elwyn "Pete" (Sharon) Sather of Janesville; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He is also survived by two sisters, Doris (George) Humphrey of St. Paul, Minn., and Emily (Norman) Lorentson of Fosston, Minn.; two brothers, David Sather of Lewistown, Mont., and Phillip Sather of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Sather of Royalton, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Herman (Helen) Henkel of River Falls and Walter Henkel of Spring Valley; a sister-in-law, Ellda (Kenneth Valaske of Colfax; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Emma, who died Aug. 29, 1997; one brother, Donald; a great-granddaughter, Deanna Cottor; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Henkel.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Music was provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, with congregational singing. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Bearers were Orin’s grandsons: Jerry Adams, Bill Adams, Erik Kramer, Brian Kramer, Scott Sather, David Sather, Jeff Sather, Steve Sather and Larry Sather.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Herbert J. Clough

Dunn County News, Wed, July 15, 1998, p. A6

Herbert Justin Clough of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., for 26 years, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Mease Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin, Fla.

He was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Boyceville. He was a World War II veteran.

He started the Crop Insurance Group in Palatine, Ill., which later became Reliance Insurance Co. He was also active in the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Florida.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Patrick) Baines of Palatine; grandchildren, John (Tracy) Baines of Lindenhurst, Ill., Elizabeth of Schaumburg, Ill., and Julie and Daniel of Palatine; his sister, Arlene (Bill) Van Dien; and dear friend, Ruth Kolseth.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Goldie (nee Everson), Dorothy and Faye, and his brother, Gale Clough.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Palatine Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine, Ill.

Donations made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, Fl 34640, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Countryside Funeral Home in Streamwood, Ill. is handling arrangements.

Phyllis Close Schwartz

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 19, 1998, p. A6

Phyllis Close Schwartz, 76, of Mondovi, formerly of Knapp, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

She was born May 25, 1922, in Colfax, the daughter of Edgar Hopkins and Selma Louise (Olson) Close. She grew up in the Knapp community and graduated from Menomonie High School. After high school, she and her father and brother owned and operated the Knapp Creamery.

She married Lawrence Schwartz on Aug. 22, 1949. After marriage, they made their home in Knapp, where Phyllis continued to operate the family business until retiring in 1975. Lawrence died in September 1996.

Phyllis was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Knapp. She taught Sunday School for 18 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Schwartz of Eau Claire; two sisters, Shirley Close Lefstad of Menomonie and Inez Close Genrick of Eau Claire; and one brother, Joy Close of Knapp.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; and a brother, Robert Leroy Close.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the United Methodist Church in Knapp with the Rev. Jack Starr officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.

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

Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Knapp or donor’s choice.

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

Frank Deming Stout II

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 19, 1998, p. A6

Popular Napa Valley, Calif., philanthropist Frank Deming Stout II, 78, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Queen of the Valley Hospital after a nine-month battle with cancer.

The last of his family line, he will be interred at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago in the Stout family plot.

There will be a memorial celebration at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville on Saturday, Aug. 15. For further details, call the Napa Valley Museum, 707-944-0500, ext. 106.

Donations in Stout’s memory may be made to the Napa Valley Museum, P.O. Box 3567, Yountville, CA 94599 or the American Cancer Society, 2025 Jefferson St., Napa, 94559.

Neil A. Brekke

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 19, 1998, p. A6

Neil A. Brekke, 84, of Menomonie, Wis., died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie from complications following hip surgery.

Neil was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Eau Claire, Wis. He lived in Menomonie as a child until 1831, when he moved to California. He finished high school in San Francisco.

During World War II, Neil served in the U.S. Army overseas and in Alaska. After the war, he returned to Menomonie and married the former Isabel Quam on Jan. 26, 1946, at Stillwater, Minn.

Neil worked for Duffy’s Cleaners of Spring Valley as a truck driver and route salesman for 20 years, retiring in 1976. He serviced the Durand, Arkansaw, Pepin, Stockholm and Maiden Rock areas in addition to many other areas.

Neil also was with the Menomonie Volunteer Fire Department from 1949 to 1970. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Railsplitters Society, 84th Infantry, VFW Post 1039, and the Hosford-Chase American Legion Post 32.

He also enjoyed carpentry, hunting and fishing.

Neil is survived by a daughter, Fauneil "Faun" (Larry) Bammert of Menomonie; two half-brothers, Calvin Braaten of Jamestown, ND, and Arnold Braaten of Minot, ND; three half-sisters, Clarice Cramer and Inez Puetz, both of Minneapolis, and Jean Lockren of Marion, Mont.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; a brother, Oreville; a sister, Lois Iverson; an uncle, Tony Brekke; two aunts, Olga Brekke and Alice Wallace; and his wife, Isabel F. Brekke, on June 11, 1998.

Funeral services for Neil will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, 1998, 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 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Lucille Hubbard

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 19, 1998, p. A6

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday July 24 at First Church of the Nazarene in Menomonie with Rev. Ron VanWey officiating.

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

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

Norman E. Waller

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 26, 1998, p. A6

Norman E. Waller, 78, of Menomonie, Wis., to Edward and Christina (Husby) Waller. Norman was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School.

During World War II, he served with Co. A, 128th Infantry 32nd Division in New Guinea.

Norman married Beverly Score on Sept. 4, 1944, in Menomonie. He worked for Northern States Power Co. in Menomonie for 27 years before starting Waller Electric in 1970. He retired in 1985.

Norm was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1039 and Hosford-Chase American Legion Post 32.

He was an avid sportsman. Norm loved his family and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Candace (Paul) Goesling of Duluth, Minn., Sue Ann Albrecht of Menomonie and Deborah (Harley) Haase of Apple Valley, Minn.; three sisters, Signora Flaa, Janet Sommers and Edna LeFurgy, all of Menomonie; one brother, Gerald (Marilyn) Waller of Minneapolis; and a sister-in-law, Reah Waller of Menomonie.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren – Chris Foster, Michele Goesling, Matthew Goesling, Sarah Goesling, Shelley Ann Watkins, Michael David Sweeney, Christina Carson Scharlau, Aaron Voigtschild and Mark Voigtschild; and five great-grandchildren – Samantha Foster, Haley Watkins, Gunnar Watkins, Marianne Scharlau and Reid Thomas Anlee.

Nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends also survive him.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Curtis and Edgar.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating.

Burial will be in Mamre Cemetery in the Township of Menomonie with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

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

John Harnisch

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 26, 1998, p. A6

John Harnisch of Frenchtown, Mont., died Sunday, July 5, 1998, of prostate cancer in the Evergreen Nursing Home in Missoula, Mont.

He was born May 26, 1923, in Boyceville, one of seven brothers and five sisters.

After serving his country in the Army, he ran the family dairy farm for a number of years. He grew cash crops for the cannery, later becoming an employee for the firm, and worked 13 years for the Friday Canning Co. in New Richmond.

He moved to Frenchtown 1978 and became the local handyman while working for Missoula Cartiage. Upon retirement, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with brother Doug (who died of cancer just four months ago), other relatives and friends.

He is survived by brothers Leonard, Ray, Laverne and Marvin, all of Wisconsin; sisters Mae Harnisch and Helen Genna of Florida, Loretta Winget and Doris Sedleck of Illinois, and Joyce Deems of California; Frenchtown family Gordon and Gay (niece ) Stavish; Robert Harnisch of Seely Lake, Mont. (nephew); Marilyn Harnisch (sister-in-law); and many other nieces and nephews and very good friends who all dearly loved this little man with a big heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary; sister, Genevieve; and brothers Wilfred, Edward and Douglas.

Cremation was by Malletta Family of Funeral Homes of Missoula. Private memorial services were Friday, July 10 in Lozeau, Mont.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Fellowship follows around noon at the park (The Pine) in Connorsville.

Instead of flowers, make donations to Hospice Care, 500 N. Higgens, Missoula, MT 59802.

Ada M. Fregine Rank

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 26, 1998, p. A6

Ada M. Fregine Rank, 82, of Menomonie, Wis., died Friday, July 24, 1998, at her home.

The former Ada M. Link was born April 12, 1916, in Menomonie to Charles and Emma (Tischman) Link. She was raised in the Menomonie area and lived here all of her life. Ada attended Daneville School.

She married William Fregine in 1933. In her later years, she married Bert Rank in 1975. They both preceded her in death.

Ada enjoyed the outdoors. She liked raising cattle, gardening and especially enjoyed fishing. She loved her dogs Curly and Minnie.

Ada is survived by two sons, David (Florence) Fregine of Menomonie and Garlend (Sharon) Fregine of Woodville; one daughter; Barbara (Glen) Larson of Menomonie; one sister, Lorraine Evanson of Eleva; one brother, Carl Link of Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a brother, Leonard Link; and a daughter, Patricia Lou Fregine.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of Menomonie. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services on Monday.

Alvin J. Schultz

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 26, 1998, p. A6

Alvin J. Schultz, 64, of New Richmond, Wis., died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center in St. Paul, Minn.

He was born March 11, 1934, in Menomonie to Hugo and Amanda (Gebhart) Schultz. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1952.

Alvin worked for several businesses in Menomonie before moving to New Richmond. In New Richmond, he had worked for Krueger’s Super Valu and at the time of his death was working for 4-More Grocery.

Alvin is survived by two brothers, Homer Schultz and Harold (Lois) Schultz, both of Menomonie; one sister, Clarice (Willard) Benson of Rice Lake; two sisters-in-law, Rachel Schultz of New Richmond and Muriel Schultz of Menomonie; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death b y his parents; and two brothers, Wayne and Dennis.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with Rev. Leslie Peterson officiating.

Theodore E. McIntyre

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 26, 1998, p. A6

Theodore E. McIntyre, 81, of Denver, died Monday, July 20, 1998, at his home.

He was born June 8, 1917, in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, Wis., the son of Dougal T. and Letty (Steves) McIntyre. He married the former Fern Hoff on Aug. 12, 1942, in Wheeler. She preceded him in death on July 15, 1985.

Ted farmed for many years in the Connorsville area before moving to Denver in 1960. He worked at American Smelting in Denver until retirement.

Ted is survived by his wife, Gladys, of Denver; one son, David of Santa Ana, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Taulle of Woodland, Colo., and Linda (Tony) Vitella of Denver; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by one brother, Earl (Irene) McIntyre of Janesville; two sisters, Donna Allen of Menomonie and Betty (Myron) Crane of Wheeler; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Ron VanWey officiating.

Burial was in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River.

William H. Porter

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 29, 1998, p. A6

William H. Porter, 85, of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born March 31, 1913, in Berwyn, Ill., to William Babb and Mary (Rich) Porter. He graduated from Oak Park, Ill. High School. After careers in sales and retail, he began a 30-year career as an auditor with the USDA Federal Milk Market in Appleton, retiring in 1974.

He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He did see combat and was awarded the Purple Heart for a wound received in the invasion of Iwo Jima.

Bill was a life-long Methodist, from youth in Oak Park through Appleton and Prescott, Ariz. He was an active volunteer in Boy Scouts and youth baseball. He was a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Appleton and was an active member of the Prescott club.

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Peoples Porter; one son, Bill; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Dittmann, and one granddaughter, Laura Porter, all of Menomonie; one sister, Frances (Robert) Swenson of Aptos, Calif.; along with nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial services are 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Chapel Hill Gardens in Elmhurst, Ill. Friends may call following services until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred to the Menomonie Public Library. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Louie H. Reimann

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 29, 1998, p. A6

Louie H. Reimann, 76, of Downing, died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

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

Everetts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Wilbur O. Flatland

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 29, 1998, p. A6

Wilbur O. Flatland, 87, of Otter Creek, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at the nursing home in Barron.

Wilbur was born March 30, 1911, in the Town of Wilson to Charles and Gunda (Bugrud) Flatland. He married Luella Davis on May 5, 1935.

Wilbur farmed for many years in the Town of Otter Creek. He was employed by Dunn County, driving truck for 20 years. Wilbur enjoyed repairing vehicles and implements.

Survivors include one son, Bill (Claudia) Flatland; three daughters, Virginia (Don) Knutson, Yvonne (Thurman) Williams and Sharon (Terry) Secore; three brothers, Adrain, Byron and Darrel; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella, and a son, Jamey.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 29, from New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek with Pastor Ralph Marquardt officiating. Burial was in Upper Popple Creek Cemetery.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Buck Reynolds

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 29, 1998, p. A6

Lester Clarence "Buck" Reynolds, 83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Buck was born July 5, 1915, in Beaverton, Mich., to Clarence and Alma (Carlson) Reynolds. His family soon moved to Biwabik, Minn. Buck was very proud to have lived on ‘The (Iron) Range’ during his younger years and enjoyed returning there often to hike and canoe and fish the lakes of northern Minnesota.

Buck attended Virginia Junior College in Virginia, Minn., Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and graduated in 1939 from Stout Institute. Buck was an outstanding football player in high school and through his college years and was ‘All-Conference guard’ on the 1938 Stout football team. He also played hockey for the Eau Claire City team in 1937 and 1938.

He obtained his master’s degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He taught industrial arts at War, WV, Port Huron, Mich., and Peoria, Ill., and for 30 years taught vocational auto mechanics at Morton High School in Berwyn-Cicero, Ill. Students and faculty remember him as a thorough teacher who cared for them and in many cases was responsible for changing their lives.

During World War II, Buck joined the Construction Battalion, a specialized unit of the Navy, and spent three years in Trinidad, BWI.

In 1941, he married Dorothy Williams in Biwabik and they lived in Peoria and La Grange, Ill. In 1983, Buck married Jane Chenoweth Rosenthal in Menomonie. Buck and Jane had been friends in their college years and later enjoyed their years of married retired life together.

Buck and Jane were regulars at Stout football games as well as other university functions. They traveled extensively, both summer and winter, with one especially memorial cruise back to Trinidad where Buck was able to drive on a highway he helped build during the war.

Buck obtained the designation of ‘Master Gardener’ and was well-known for his formidable vegetables gardens while in Illinois and in Wisconsin.

Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Menomonie; a son, John Rosenthal of Holyoke, Minn.; two brothers, Jim (Virginia) of St. Paul, Minn., and Gordon (Laverne) of Duluth, Minn.; two sisters, Dorothy Panian and Eileen O’Brien, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and nephews, Leighton Reynolds of Coronado, Calif., Greg (Deb) Reynolds of St. Paul, Scott (Kathy) Reynolds of LaCresent, Minn., Charles (Donna May) Panian of Payson, Ariz., Robert (Linda) Panian of Marquette, Mich., and Linda (Bruce) Netland and Richard (Sue) Reynolds, both of Fairbault, Minn.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marjorie, and his first wife, Dorothy.

A ‘Celebration of Buck’s Life’ will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Friends and relatives are encouraged to come and share their experiences and memories of Buck. This will be followed by a coffee hour at the funeral home.

Remains will be interred in the Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be sent to the Area Nursing Home, Colfax, Alzheimer’s Unit, where Buck was cared for with dignity and with love for several years.

Clarence Kindschy

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, p. A6

Clarence Kindschy, 94, of Wheeler, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

He was born April 14, 1904, in Buffalo County to Paul and Mary (Bartos) Kindschy. Clarence married the former Fray Campbell on May 29, 1922, in Wabasha, Minn.

They farmed in several different places before moving to Dunn County. He farmed in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, since 1939.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, Fray, in 1974. He later married Evelyn (Larson) Rambo on April 25, 1977 in Wheeler.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Evelyn Kindschy of Wheeler; two sons, Bill (Phyllis) Kindschy and Dick (Elizabeth) Kindschy, both of Boyceville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; two stepsons, Wayne Rambo of Wheeler and Lyle Rambo of Afton, Minn.; step-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorena Morris of Pepin, Goldine Kindschy of Mondovi, and Evelyn Lietha of Porthill, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Lorna Kindschy of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Fray; three brothers, Alvin, Henry and Edwin; one grandson, Tommy; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial was in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Calvin R. Snyder

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, p. A6

Calvin Raymond Snyder, 90, of Woodville, formerly of Hersey, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Region’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. He was taken to Region’s Hospital the previous Saturday by air ambulance with a head injury resulting from an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 18, 1908, in Paw Paw, Ill., the son of Jesse and Louise (Lehman) Snyder. He was born as a twin with his sister, Evelyn. He attended grade schools in Glenwood, Minn. and Olivia, Minn.

On April 18, 1940, he was united in marriage to Eugenia Margaret Peterson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hammond. Together they spent most of their married life living in Hersey. On March 11, 1982, Eugenia died. Calvin remained in Hersey until two years ago, when he moved to Woodville.

Calvin worked primarily in construction. He traveled about, wherever work would call him. He worked on roads, bridges and dams.

Locally, he worked on Highway 94 and helped complete the Spring Valley dam. He worked as a dragline operator (crane operator) for Groves Co. and retired from construction in 1972.

Prior to retirement, he also helped complete the Alaska Highway in 1943. Moreover, he worked in coal mines in England and on the Thule Air Base in Greenland.

Calvin had a love for nature. He loved birds and fishing, especially traveling to Canada on fishing trips. He had a talent for growing all sorts of flowers.

In his earlier years, he restored antiques. His wife was a collector and dealer of them. He was an active member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Wilson. During his working years, he was a dedicated member of the 139 Engineer’s Local Union.

Calvin is survived by his children, Gerald (Marlys) Snyder of Woodville, Luanne (Robert) DeLong of Menomonie, Robert (LouAnn) Snyder of Knapp, Cheryl (Kiendall) Winegar of Hudson, Michael (Sally) Snyder of Wilson, and Mary (Tom) Kirk of Sauk City; 13 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Allen Peterson of New Richmond; and tow sisters-in-law, Lois Cunniff and Donna Peterson of Cottage Grove, Minn.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Wilson with Pastor Leonard Fraher officiating. Congregational singing was accompanied by special music by Dick and April Price.

Casketbearers were Tim Snyder, Richard Price, Dan Price, Jesse Snyder, Caleb Snyder, Joel Nyhus, Josh Nyhus, Jeremy Mikla and Ben Mikla. Honorary casketbearers were Renee Nyhus, Jennifer Anderson, Julie Armagost and Linda Becker. Burial was in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Memorials are preferred. O‘Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.

Philip M. Christopherson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, p. A6

Philip M. Christopherson, 71, of Elk Mound, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Dunn County to Christ and Edna (Daniels) Christopherson. Philip served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Bernice Gerth on June 18, 1953, in Menomonie.

They lived in Eau Claire for seven years before moving to a farm near Menomonie where they lived for 14 years. The past 24 years, they have lived in Elk Mound. Philip retired from Pope and Talbot in 1988 after 40 years of service.

He was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound. He loved music, fishing and the outdoors, gathering with his family and playing with his grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Philip is survived by his wife, Bernice, of Elk Mound; four daughters, Diane Christopherson, St. Paul, Minn., Kathy Christopherson and Laurie (Roch) Pichler, both of Elk Mound, and Susan (Ron) Berger, Hallie; one son, Steve Christopherson, Elk Mound; two granddaughters, Sarah Berger and Emily Pichler; and one grandson, Andrew Berger.

He is also survived by two sisters, Jeanette Mickelson, Eau Claire, and Elsie Dahl, Colfax; two brothers, Kenneth Christopherson and C. Paul (Shirley) Christopherson, both of Eau Claire; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and other relatives.

He blessed our lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Rachel Kahl, Lila O’Flanagan and Helen Nowak; one brother, Edward Christopherson; and one grandson, Michael.

Funeral services for Philip will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, with Rev. Dean Brockmeier officiating.

Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lucille M. Kadinger

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 5, 1998, p. A6

Lucille M. "Lucy" Kadinger, 48, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

The former Lucille Mudrick was born Dec. 20, 1949, in Milwaukee to Richard and Dorothy (Sommerfeld) Mudrick. She was raised in Chippewa Falls and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School.

Lucille married Jerry Kadinger on Sept. 9, 1967, in Chippewa Falls. After their marriage, they lived in Union Grove and Sturgeon Bay before moving back to Menomonie in 1978.

Lucy worked as a clerk for the Downsville Sanitation District and then at Sanna Dairies for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie and the P.C.C.W.

Lucy enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and traveling, especially to Las Vegas, Nev. She was an avid reader and liked working on her computer. She was also a wonderful seamstress and made beautiful quilts. She cherished the time she had making memories with her grandsons.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Lucille is survived by her husband, Jerry, of Menomonie; two daughters, Nicolette (Brent) Coss and Jill (Scott) Coss, both of Menomonie; two sons, Jeremy Kadinger of Downsville and Jason (Melissa) Kadinger of Menomonie; one brother, Roger (Sandy) Sommerfield of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two sisters, Marlene (Andrew) Brezezinski of Wausau and Sharon (David) Griffith of San Diego, Calif.; two grandsons, Jacob Coss and Damien Kadinger; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David Wilson and William Mudrick.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 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 Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Daniel Wellstein

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 5, 1998, p. A6

Daniel Wellstein, 86, formerly of the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at the Woodland Health Care Center in Brookfield.

He was born Jan. 20, 1912, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, to Valentine and Mary (Laubenstein) Wellstein. Mr. Wellstein was a member of the Milwaukee Carpenters Union, Local 344.

He is the beloved husband of Blanche (Myrell), whom he married on Oct. 1, 1936. He is the dear father of Wilmer (Ellen) Wellstein of Waukesha, Elaine (David) Meilahn of Lynnwood, Wash., and Gerald (special friend Elaine Ledford) of Chicago. He is the brother of Benjamin Wellstein of Knapp and Ruth (Edwin) Casper, Mabel Jaeger and Violet (martin) Casper, all of Menomonie. He is the dear grandfather of Linda (David) Baumann of Hortonville and Karen (fiancé Timm Dallmann) Wellstein of Waukesha. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mnne Schaefer; and two brothers, Paul Wellstein and Dr. A. William Wellstein.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 , at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Jack Starr officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a church or charity of donor’s choice.

Donna Jean Hellendrung

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 5, 1998, p. A6

Donna Jean Hellendrung, 68, of Minneapolis, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by husband, Lawrence Sr.; sons, Lawrence Jr. and Donald (Georgia); daughter, Deanna (Brad) and many grandchildren.

Graveside services were at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Peterson-Stohlberg Nokomis Park Chapel handled arrangements.

Lavinia J. Shafer

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, p. A6

Lavinia J. Shafer, 81, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

The former Lavinia Steinmeyer was born Aug. 9, 1916, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Henry and Sophia (Mondt) Steinmeyer. She married Lloyd Shafer on Sept. 24, 1936, in Menomonie.

They lived in the Town of Menomonie and later the City of Menomonie. Lavinia worked for D&M Ceramics for many years and also for the Dunn County Office on Aging, delivering meals on wheels.

She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville. She enjoyed doing ceramics and other crafts.

Lavinia is survived by three sons, Robert Shafer, Richard (Marilyn) Shafer and Bill (Vicki) Shafer, all of Menomonie; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd, and a son, Thomas, both in 1995; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Mark Galbraith officiating.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services on Monday.

James D. Quilling

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

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James D. Quilling,74, of Menomonie, died Sunday August 9, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Jim was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Menomonie, the son of Erwin and Fannie (Decker) Quilling. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1941 from Menomonie High School. He attended Stout Institute for two years. In 1945, he took over Quilling Dairy.

He married Arlene "Jimmie" Hoeth on June 7, 1946, in LaCrosse. After marriage, they continued to operate Quilling Dairy until 1962, when they sold the business to the Knapp Creamery. They continued farming until he retired in March 1991.

Jim was a lifetime member of First Congregational Church. He was a member of the Menomonie Lions Club from 1948 until 1962. He served from 1958 to 1963 on the Menomonie School Board.

Jim is survived by his wife, Arlene "Jimmie"; three sons, Richard (Lynne) and Steve (Sue), both of Menomonie, and Jerry (Mary Jo) of Plymouth; one daughter; Betsy (Patrick) Donegan of Gurnee, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; a twin sister; Joan (Harlan) Adams of Merrill; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Lovance, in April 1998.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to the First Congregational Church or the Dunn County Humane Society.

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

Carol Mae Gabrielson

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

Carol Mae (Sanders) Gabrielson of Barron passed away on Thursday, July 16, 1998, at 5:20 p.m. at her home after a long illness. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 1998.

Carol was born Oct. 13, 1929, to Donald Sr. and Opal (Prine) Sanders. Carol married Axel Gabrielson on April 9, 1971.

He survives. Also surviving are her daughter, Dawn Sanders, and her grandchildren, Amanda, Asha, Malachi, and Donald Sanders III, all of Dunlap, Ill.; her sisters, Donna Ernst of St. Paul, Minn., Betty Harp of Downing, and Bonnie White of Houlton; and a sister-in-law, Louise Sanders of Downing.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald.

Carol grew up in Manitowoc, where she attended high school and nursing school. Later, she moved to St. Paul and worked at the Greyhound Bus Depot and Great Northern Railroad.

Sharon Lee Ince

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

Sharon Lee Ince. 50, of Almena, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Eau Claire to Kenneth and Phyllis (Balog) Knutson. She married on Sept. 13, 1986, to James Ince.

Sharon worked for 30 years in Almena at Firstar Bank (formerly Northwestern State Bank) and had been the branch manager the last several years.

She is survived by her husband, James Ince, of Almena; two sons, Kevin (Shari) Wurgler of Prairie Farm and Jacque Ince of Almena; three grandchildren; their father; Kenneth Knutson of Chetek; three sisters, Joyce (Allan) Frisle of Chetek, Lynda (John) Stoeberl of Rice Lake, and Mary (Randy) Minor of Ridgeland; two brothers, Dennis (Linda) Knutson and Gordon (Vicki) Knutson of Dallas; her in-laws, Clifford and Madonna Ince of Milltown, Jeff (Diane) Ince of Hayward, John Ince of Webster, Joe (Pam) Ince of Osceola, Sissy (Vern) Swoboda of Chippewa Falls, and Tooter Ince (Corey Berends) of Glenwood City; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother and an infant sister.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Almena with Father Dennis Mullen officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Rammer, Alfred Rammer, Mike Rammer, Wes Sindelar, Jim Molls and Ron Dietrich.

Arrangements were handled by Skinner Home of Turtle Lake.

Mary Tomann

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

Mary Frances McDonald Tomann, 84, 6159 882nd Ave., Colfax, Town of Tainter, Dunn County, died Monday, Aug. 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ellen (Coleman) McDonald. She graduated in 1932 from McDonnel High School. She worked for 23 years for Sears Roebuck & Co. in Minneapolis, Minn.

She married William C. Tomann on Aug. 6, 1935, at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Menomonie.

She is survived by her husband, William C.; one son, Terrance (Mary) Tomann of Medina, Minn.; one daughter, Mary Frances (Ronald) Pipes of Fridley, Minn.; two sisters, Clare Corrigan of Eau Claire and Catherine (Joseph) Kelly of Chippewa Falls; 16 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ronald and Arch McDonald; three sisters, Patricia Tomann, Agnes Stoffel and Helen McDonald; and one grandson, William Joseph Tomann.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call one hour before services on Friday at Notre Dame Church.

Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is handling arrangements.

Melvin R. Rasmussen

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

Melvin R. Rasmussen, 78, of Boyceville, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 26, 1919, in the Town of Rush River, St. Croix County, to Andrew and Sigrid (Braaten) Rasmussen. Melvin served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Shirley Vennes June 28, 1946 in Wheeler.

Melvin farmed for 12 years, then worked 10 years for the Prairie Farm School District before going to work at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he worked until retirement.

Melvin loved his fishing trips to Canada, deer hunting trips up north, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Lee-Ranney American Legion Post 235 of Wheeler.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Boyceville; three sons and three daughters, David (Sue) Rasmussen of New London, Ruth (Ken) Abramson of Arkansaw, Douglas Rasmussen and Karen, Mary (Randy) Hemkauer, and Jean (Dennis) Repaal, all of Menomonie, and Charles Rasmussen of Boyceville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother and five sisters, Jerry (Jean) Rasmussen of Washington, Ella Eggleston of Chicago, Mildred Engel of Downers Grove, Ill., Irene Vaca of Seattle, Wash, Shirley (Bob) Marvel of Washington, and Yvonne Casper of Renton, Wash; a brother-in-law, Jack (Harriet) Vennes of Plymouth, Minn; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons, Alfred and Carl; one brother, Dean; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Laura and Alfred Vennes; and several brothers-in-law.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hay River with military honors by the Harmon-Harris American Legion Post 314 of Boyceville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Esther M. Britton

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 12, 1998, p. A6

Esther M. Britton, 95, of Elmwood, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, where she resided since 1990.

Esther was born Aug. 10, 1903, in Apple River, Ill., the daughter of John and Louise (Albrecht) Ritzman. She grew up in Illinois and attended schools there. In 1918, she moved with her family to Spring Valley and later to Woodville. She worked in people's homes in this area.

She married John Britton on Oct. 21, 1924, in Red Wing, Minn. After marriage they farmed in the Town of Spring Lake, Pierce County, until 1962, when they moved to Elmwood, where they remained the rest of their lives. John died in 1977.

She is survived by three daughters, Naoma (Robert) Alms of Brea, Calif., Betty (Levern) Podoll of Elmwood, and Janet (Gerald) Simonson of Menomonie; a stepson, Neil Britton of Woodville; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Edna Trainor of Menomonie.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; an infant son, Clinton; a sister, Ruby Karnes; and three brothers, Donald, Lawrence and Chester Ritzman.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Gary Swanson officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rhiel's Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, Van Fund, or Elmwood United Methodist Women.

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Harvey

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 16, 1998, p. A6

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Harvey, 76, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at her home.

The former Elizabeth Lerch was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Marshall, Texas, to Frederick and Mary (McKay) Lerch. When an infant she moved with her family to the Boyceville area where she was raised. She attended Clack Grade School and then Boyceville High School.

Elizabeth "Betty" married William Harvey on March 5,1938 in Boyceville. After their marrige, they lived in several places in Dunn County where they raised their family. Betty also worked at Dan's Cafe in Menomonie for several years.

She was an active 4-H leader for more than 35 years. She was a member of Homemaker Clubs and active in her Church Circle and other church activities.

Betty was also chairperson of the "Warm Up America with Afghans" program. She enjoyed making afghans, many of which she gave to family and friends.

Betty loved traveling and camping, and she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Betty is survived by three sons and four daughters, David (Arlene) Harvey of Menomonie, Jean E. (David) Rogers of Pardeeville, Jack (O'Della) Harvey of Boyceville, Donna D. (Laverne) Weber of Menomonie, Karen K. (Doug) Tape of Menomonie, Warren (Sharon) Harvey of Colfax, and Nola (Alan) Sorenson of Cottage Grove; 17 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Francis Lerch of Menomonie, Jordis Nelson of Cottage Grove, Minn, Mae Schlottman of Boyceville, and Agnes Harvey of Menomonie; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William; one grandson, Ronald Rogers; and two brothers, Frederick and Donald Lerch.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Lucile V. Morgan

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 16, 1998, p. A6

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Lucile V. Morgan, 81, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Lucile Bosshart was born June 11, 1917, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, to John and Velma (Piatt) Bosshart). She was raised in the Boyceville area and graduated from Boyceville High School.

Lucile married Chester Morgan on June 11, 1941, in Clear Lake. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Town of Lucas. Lucile also was a caregiver for people in her home for many years. She was a lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Lucile enjoyed snowmobiling, gardening, quilting, and the many pets that she always had.

Lucile is survived by a daughter, Sharon Morgan Emerson of Menomonie; a son, Robert Morgan, and his significant other, Julie Barezinsky of Madison; four sisters and three brothers, Laura (Clebourne) Graff of Menomonie, Richard (Georgia) Bosshart of Cambria, Clarence (Mary) Bosshart of Colfax, Ella (Norman) Willert of Menomonie, Sally (Sigard) Olson of Colfax, Mary (Jack) Forest of New Berlin, and Fred (Nona) Bosshart of Menasha; five grandchildren, Holly (Richard) Dardine of Knapp, James (Renee) Emerson of Menomonie, Michelle (Phillip) Hazard of Poynette, Marrick (Janet) Morgan of Eau Claire, and Bradley Morgan, U.S. Navy, Pensacola, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Allan, Emily, Melissa, Byron, Katrice, Dillon, Virginia and Elizabeth; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester; and four brothers, James, Carl, Marshall and Gene Bosshart.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Arthur Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County.

Friends may call one hour prior to services today (Sunday) at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Robert W. Bendtsen

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 16, 1998, p. A6

Robert W. Bendtsen, 68, of Wheeler, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born June 20, 1930, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., to William and Esther (Schmidt) Bendtsen. Robert was raised in Sleepy Eye and attended school there. He then worked on farms in the area before going to work for Cargill Inc. in Sleepy Eye.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his time in the Army, Robert returned to work for Cargill Inc. in Minneapolis, where he worked until his early retirement in 1986.

Robert married Della Loback on May 10, 1958, in Richfield, Minn.

He was a member of the Chippewa Valley Antique Club, the 516th Signal Corps, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler.

Robert enjoyed raising beef cattle on his hobby farm and woodworking. He made beautiful furniture and made other woodcraft items.

Robert was a modest and humble man and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Robert is survived by his wife, Della Bendtsen of Wheeler; two sisters and one brother, Joan Hager of Shoreview, Minn., Philip Bendtsen of Sartell, Minn., and Phyllis (James) Ryman of Anoka, Minn.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, Robert (Dawn) Green and children, Brandy and Courtney of Eden Prairie, Minn., Michael (Molly) Green and children, Samantha and Danny, of Mendota Heights, Minn., David Green of Richfield, Minn., Deborah (Doug) Winter and children, Michael and Tammy, of Maple Grove, Minn., Sheila (Jared) Henzlik and children, Brittany, Taylor and Jordan of Shoreview, and Tim Ryman of Coon Rapids, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 15, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Leslie Walck officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Podoll

Dunn County News, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6.

Edna Podoll, 93, of Hatchville, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home.

Edna was born June 5, 1905, one of six children born to William and Amelia (Jock) Moritz. She was born on the home farm in Weston Township, Dunn County. Edna was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, spring Valley, and was presently a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hatchville.

Edna grew up near Hatchville, where she attended Starkey School. On Oct. 28, 1931, she married Richard Podoll. They were married at the Moritz home farm.

After marriage, Edna and Richard lived in the Town of Lucas for about 40 years. They later moved to Edna's home farm. Besides farming, Edna had a talent for tatting, crocheting and sewing. She made quilts, pillowcases and many other items.

She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Richard, who died in 1981; three brothers, Herman Moritz, Louis Moritz and William Moritz; and two sisters, Emma Fuhrman and Matilda Moritz.

Visitation was held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

The Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the services, with music provided by organist Barb Freiberg with congregational singing. Burial was in St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Bearers were James Stringer, Robert Freiberg, Don Hinzman, Leonard Moritz, Lyle Moritz and William Howe.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Lavern "Pope" Maves

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

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Lavern W. "Pope" Maves, 83, of Menomonie, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Menomonie to Otto and Theresa (Breitzman) Maves. Lavern was raised in the Cedar Falls area.

He worked on the home farm until serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Lavern married Irene Suckow on March 29, 1946, in Menomonie.

After their marriage, he worked at Lakeside Aluminum Plant in Menomonie until he started farming in the Town of Sherman. Lavern also worked construction at Market and Johnson for many years.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler. He also enjoyed deer hunting. Lavern will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Bobbie (Harvey) Hintzman of Buford, Ga., and Polly (Tom) Persons of Boyceville; two sons, Lonnie Maves of Menomonie and Charles (Vickie) Maves of Boyceville; and one sister, Dorothy (Layton) Blakeley of Menomonie.

Lavern also is survived by eight grandchildren, Jeff Hintzman, Amy Hintzman, Heidi (Brett) Busch, Chad Maves, Scott (Michelle) Persons, Wendy (Gary) Decker, Angela Maves and Kendra Maves; one great-grandson, Braden Busch; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with Rev. Eugene Wekander officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and an hour before services Monday at the church.

Raymond J. Welch

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

Raymond J. Welch, 81, of Menomonie. died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at his home.

He was born Sept. 8, 1916, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Martin and Edna (Goercke) Welch. Ray was raised in the Town of Spring Brook and farmed the home farm from the age of 15 for the rest of his life.

He married Lorraine Leach on June 26, 1943, in Menomonie. They are members of the Forest Center Church of the Nazarene.

Raymond dearly loved his grandchildren, and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of Menomonie; one daughter, Sharon (Ron) Martin of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Paula Welch of Hudson; one brother, Boyd Welch of Menomonie; one sister, Mildred Link of Cudahy; five grandchildren, Anne Welch Dayap, Garrett Welch, Wesley Welch, Rachel Martin and Kimberly Martin; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry; two brothers, Lloyd and Lyman Welch; and one sister Alice Welch.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Forest Center Church of the Nazarene in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, with Rev. Carlton Zehrt officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Center Cemetery.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and at the church one hour before services on Tuesday.

Karl R. Hendrickson

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

Karl R. Hendrickson, 85, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Menomonie to Engebrick and Nettie (Benson) Hendrickson. Karl graduated from Menomonie High School and attended Eau Claire Business College.

Karl married the former Evelyn Wieman on Aug. 7, 1937, at Lindstrom, Minn. He worked for O & N Lumber Company in Menomonie for 10 years. He then worked as an office manager for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company with the Clifford Egbert Agency in Eau Claire and then the Dick Cable Agency, until retiring in 1978.

Karl and his family lived in Altoona, where he was city clerk during the 1950s. In 1960, he moved to Hallie, where he lived until moving to the American Lutheran Home three years ago.

He is survived by two daughters, Judith (William) Kersten of Cameron and Jeanne Hendrickson of Tomah; one son, Thomas Hendrickson of Lake Hallie; a cousin, Harold Hendrickson of Beloit; four grandchildren, Dale (Polly) Kersten, Suzanne Kersten, Patricia (John) Martin and Scott Kersten; four great-grandchildren, Mark Anthony, Ryanne Martin, Kellen and Erick Kersten; and other relatives and friends.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; and two brothers, Paul and Helmer.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and an hour before services on Tuesday.

Nellie Thompson

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

Nellie Thompson, 84, of Menomonie, died Friday, Aug. 21,1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nellie was born Dec. 15, 1913, the daughter of Michael and Nellie (Rossiter) Shafer. She married Shirley Thompson on April 15, 1932, in Menomonie. They lived in the Downsville area all their life.

Nellie drove school bus for 25 years, worked at the Downsville Locker Plant and at the Kernel Restaurant. She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville.

Nellie loved the outdoors, trout fishing, and playing cards with her friends. She touched many lives in her lifetime and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Nellie is survived by one daughter, Arlene "Bugs" Cartwright of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Irene Flick of Chippewa Falls, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; her parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Nellie will be 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

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

Virginia H. May

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

Virginia H. May, 80, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Virginia Gilchrist was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Chicago to John and Myrtle (Myers) Gilchrist. She graduated from Von Stubbon High School in Chicago. Virginia married Marshall May on Oct. 10, 1941, in Evanston, Ill.

She worked as a secretary for the A&P Grocery Stores in Chicago, where her husband was assistant manager of equipment and maintenance. After retiring, they returned to Menomonie, where Virginia's husband was from. Virginia and her husband enjoyed more than 55 years of marriage before Marshall passed away in 1996.

Virginia will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Virginia is survived by one son, James May of Menomonie; one sister, Jackie Jordan of Tempe, Ariz.; one aunt, Virginia Myers of Cleveland, Ohio; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marshall.

Private funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers for Virginia. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Mildred P. Poulton

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 23, 1998, p. A6

Mildred P. Poulton, 97, of Autumn Village in Menomonie, died Thursday morning, Aug. 20, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

A longtime resident of Wisconsin, Mrs. Poulton was born in Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, Ill., on Dec. 19, 1900, the daughter of Harry H. and Ella I. (Faulders) Powell. She was married in 1928 in Polo, Ill., to Kenneth H. Poulton of Cherry Valley, Ill.

She was a homemaker, and they lived in Beloit, Wayne, Neb., and Neenah, retiring in 1962 to Waupaca, where they lived for 26 years. They moved to Menomonie in 1988. She loved reading and traveling and was active in the Methodist Church until frail health kept her home.

She is survived by a son, David (Marilyn) of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Brad of Menomonie, Barry of Columbia, Mo., and Beth (Leo) Spychalla of Watertown; four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Adeline Spychalla of Watertown, and Colby and Rana Poulton of Columbia; two nephews, Powell (Jean) Cunningham of Polo, and Lloyd (Arlene) Poulton of Sarasota, Fla., and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years; her sister, Lois, and her husband; and a niece and her husband.

Family services and burial were held Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the Poulton Family Cemetery in Cherry Valley, Ill.

Joseph L. Feeney, Sr.

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 26, 1998, p. A6

Joseph L. Feeney Sr., 77, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Eau Claire to Leander and Isabel (Feeney) Bebeau. Joe was adopted at age 2 by his maternal aunt, Mary Feeney, after the death of his mother. He was raised in Eau Claire and graduated from St. Patrick's High School.

Joe married Eleanor Hagmann on May 30, 1941, at Sacred Heart Church in Eau Claire. He served in the U.S. Army, Signal Corps, during World War II. Joe spent most of his working years as an electrician for Uniroyal until he retired.

Joe and Eleanor raised 13 children in Eau Claire and Elk Mound. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight. He was a member of the Elk Mound Volunteer Fire Department in the early 1950s.

Joe was a ham radio operator for many years. He loved flying small planes as a young adult, photography, and traveling.

Joe is survived by his wife, Eleanor; five sons, Michael of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Daniel of Santa Barbara, Calif., John (Ann) of Madison, Jerome (Janet) of Elk Mound, and Joe Jr. (Deborah) of Menomonie; seven daughters, Sister Ruth Feeney, OSB, of Eau Claire, Margaret (Robert) Boyd of Galesville, Paulette Feeney, Marion (Robert) Standard and RoseMary Feeney, all of Elk Mound, Joanne (Ronald) Komro of Durand, and Jean Feeney (special friend Kathy Hurt) of St. Paul, Minn.; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane (Leland) Kassing of Florissant, Mo.; one half brother, Walter Bebeau of Milwaukee; and one half sister, Jeanette Bowman of Taylor, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive mother, Mary Feeney; a son, Ronald; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Feeney; and a granddaughter, Heather Boyd.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerbuger officiating. The homily will be given by the Rev. Thomas Crowely, a friend of the family. 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. and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers Mass intentions or memorials to St. Bede Monastery in Eau Claire.

Anton R. Vobora

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 26, 1998, p. A6

Anton R. Vobora passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield with hospice.

He was the brother of Mrs. Harvey (Libbie) Cockeram of Menomonie.

Dale R. Lunke

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 26, 1998, p. A6

Dale R. Lunke, 85, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at the M.B. Syverson Lutheran Nursing Home.

Dale was born July 14, 1913, in Menomonie to Morris and Martha (Speilman) Lunke. He married Russellyn Aanstad on April 19, 1945, at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. They resided at 415 Niagara St. from 1945 until moving to the Syverson Home in 1998.

He graduated from Menomonie High School, attended college for two years, and graduated from Teacher Training School. He taught in a one-room school house with children of various ages for eight years.

Dale served in the Air Force for 3-1/2 years during World War II. He worked at Uniroyal for 31 years in the laboratory, testing and experimenting with rubber.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Russellyn; a daughter, Cheryl (Denis) Fandel of Austin, TX; a son, Dr. Roger (Rena) Lunke of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren, Tylar, Brandon and Kirstin Lunke; a sister, Oddeia Heitkamp of Menomonie; six wonderful sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Harve and Blide.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Esse officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Gardens Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Harry W. Glampe

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 30, 1998, p. A6

Harry William Glampe, 81, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at his home in Lucas Township.

Harry was born April 11, 1917, in Cady Township, St. Croix County, to Herman and Elsie (Volheim) Glampe. He was baptized and confirmed and a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

Harry grew up in Cady Township and attended Cady Lucas School. On Oct. 22, 1943, he married Avis Moore at St. Paul's Parsonage in Menomonie. They lived in Downsville for seven years and later farmed on Miller Hill.

Harry retired in 1874. After selling their farm, they moved to their present home in Lucas Township.

Besides farming, Harry was a carpenter and had worked with Leonard Berger and Bill Werner. He enjoyed fishing, camping and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Avis, of Menomonie; two sons, Gary (Pam) of Okinawa, Japan, and Gerald (Vickie) of Wilson; two grandchildren, Scott Glampe of Wilson and Sonya (Steven) Parkinson of Crestview, Fla.; and four step-grandchildren, Jill (Charles) Dolly of Dothan, Ala., Tamela Prim of Hawaii, Bryan Paul Prim of Texas, and Buffie Prim of Florida.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ethel Glampe of Elmwood, Art Shad of Menomonie, Galen Ziehme of Weston, Loretta Brown of Menomonie, Luberta (David) Bairstow of Amery, Lucille Decker of Menomonie, Ruby (Owen) Bowell of Luck, Jerome Moore of Tacoma, Wash., Milton (Delores) Moore Jr. of North Dakota, Eugene (Darlene) Moore of Wheeler, and David (Som) Moore of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Evelyn Ziehme, Eileen Shad and Esther Samuel; and one brother, Irvin Glampe.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the service with music provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, and the church choir. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers were Galen Ziehme, LaVern "Bud" Timm, William Werner, Leonard Berger and Eugene Moga. Bearers were Duane Apel, Scott Glampe, Steven Parkinson, David Moore, Milton Moore Jr. and Eugene Moore.

Keehr Funeral Home in Sp;ring Valley handled arrangements.

David A. Thorud

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 30, 1998, p. A6

David A. Thorud, 60, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at his home in Lucas Valley.

He was born April 15, 1938, in Menomonie to Odin and Olga (Behrents) Thorud. Dave was raised in the Little Elk Creek area on the Thorud homestead farm. When a teenager, he worked for area farmers and hauled can milk.

Dave graduated in 1956 from Menomonie High School. He joined the Navy in 1955, taking his basic training at Wold Chamberlain Naval Air Station in Minneapolis between his junior and senior years. He was part of a Naval Air Helicopter Squadron stationed at Lakehurst, NJ.

David married Joanne "Dode" Stoll on Feb. 18, 1858, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. They lived in Toms River, NJ their first year.

After returning to the Menomonie area, David worked for Dotseth Trucking and Charles Groepper Trucking. He then went to work driving heavy equipment for highway construction for the McClain-Astleford Co., later working on building the Spring Valley dam.

Dave and Dode bought the Valley Bar in January 1965, operating it until July 1983. They bought the Hicks farm in Lucas Valley in 1967, where they lived and raised crossbred beef cattle, which Dave loved. They bought the Phil Hughes farm in 1972 where they had dairy cattle until the fall of 1994.

Dave was a people person. He loved visiting with people, camping, fishing, traveling and collecting farm toys and some antique tractors.

He enjoyed all of his life and through his illness spent as much time outdoors with nature as possible, a lot of it at his camper at O'Neil Creek in Chippewa. Dave was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of AmVets Post 72 of Connorsville.

He is survived by his wife, Dode of Menomonie (Lucas Valley); one brother, Mike Thorud of Cedar Falls; nieces and nephews, Page (Bob) Wurtz of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Barry (Marilyn) Hughes of Denver, Colo., Mary Beth (Ron) Scavo of Blaine, Minn., Terry Hughes of Worthington, Ohio, Tom (Pat) Stoll of Menomonie, and Kathy (Jerry) Miller of Wilson; a brother-in-law, Don (Bonnie) Stoll of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Jean (Bernie) Hughes of Superior; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, with military honors by AmVets Post 72.

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.

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