Dunn County Obituaries
July 2000

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Sarah (Hageseth) Berg

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 2, 2000, A6

Sarah Christine (Hageseth) Berg, age 45, of White Bear Lake and Elk River, Minn., died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a drowning accident while on vacation in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
     Sarah was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Thief River Falls, Minn., to Robert and Hazel Hageseth. She moved with her family to Elk River where she grew up and graduated from Elk River High School. She attended Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and graduated in 1976 with a major in sociology and psychology and a minor in art. Sarah was also an active volunteer in Moorhead, working with handicapped youth.
     After graduation from college, she worked for the Wackenhut Security Co. at Becker and Rockford Power Plants during construction.
     On Oct. 6, 1979, Sarah married Richard Berg at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. To their marriage four children were born: Annie, April, Alethea and Anthony.
     Sarah was very involved with crafts. She knitted, crocheted, and using the computer, created personalized children’s books which she sold at craft shows. Sarah really enjoyed her conversations and discussions with the vendors and customers at the craft fairs. She also bred and raised Siamese cats, wrote poetry, and was a self-taught computer person who did simple web designs for others. Sarah and her son, Anthony, enjoyed their fishing adventures during the summer. At the time of her death, she was employed at a Perkins Restaurant.
     Sarah is survived by her husband, Richard of White Bear Lake; three daughters, Annie, April and Alethea, and her son, Anthony, all of White Bear Lake; her mother, Hazel Hageseth of Elk River; two brothers, Jon (Kathy) of La Crosse and Daniel (Linda) of Elk River; her mother-in-law, Evelyn Berg of Litchfield, Minn.; and many other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hageseth of Elk River, and her grandparents, Sam and Nellie Hageseth and Hans and Emma Evenson, all of Menomonie.
     Her funeral service was Monday, June 12, 2000, at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River with Pastor Cedric Olson officiating. Interment was in Froen Cemetery in Menomonie with Pastor Dan Alexander from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie officiating.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials were preferred to the children’s education fund or donor’s choice.
     Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River was in charge of arrangements.
Neva I. Gergen

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 2, 2000, A6

Neva I. Gergen, age 73, of Colfax, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Neva was born April 18, 1927, in the Spring Valley area to Nels and Inga (Hanson) Blegen. She graduated in 1944 from Spring Valley High School. After high school, Neva worked for the Federal Land Bank and Mickey’s Diner, both in St. Paul, Minn.
     Neva married James L. Gergen on April 20, 1947. After Jim’s retirement from military service, they resided in Golden Valley, Minn. Neva worked for Paker-Hannifin Corp. and NAPCO Industries in the Twin Cities until she retired in 1987.
     In 1988, they moved to the Township of Tainter on Lake Tainter where she has remained the rest of her life. Jim died in December 1998. Neva was an active member of the Tainter Homemakers.
     Neva is survived by six children, Don, Dave and Steve Gergen, all of Menomonie, Linda (Scott) Macey of Hillsborough, N.J., Denise Saari of Minneapolis, Minn., and Becky (Jamie) Bowers of Sioux City, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Allan Blegen of Sturgeon Bay.
     Her parents and her husband, Jim, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Menomonie.
     The family prefers memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Menomonie.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home served the family.
Ernest E. Amundson

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 2, 2000, A6

Ernest E. Amundson, age 77, of Elk Mound, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home.
     Ernest was born May 14, 1923, in the Town of Spring Brook to Ed and Celestine (Mischler) Amundson. He was raised in the Chippewa River Bottoms in Dunn County. Ernest farmed in the Town of Wheaton since 1951.
     He worked in the construction business, for Patz Farm Equipment, and was the Wheaton town constable. He enjoyed his many friends and spent cherished time fishing.
     Survivors include his nieces, Gail Amundson (Peter Rothe), Mary Amundson-Miller (Bob Miller), Betty (Dean) White, Jean Amundson (Lee Jensen), and Linda Johnston-Lundy (George Lundy); many great nieces, nephews and cousins; and his aunts, Ida Keck and Hulda Smith.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Irvin, and a sister, Orpha Johnston.
     Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Sampson Funeral Chapel In Colfax. Burial will be in the Louisville Cemetery, rural Dunn County.
     Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial are preferred to the Midwest Institute of Scandinavian Culture, Inc., PO Box 522, Eau Claire, WI 54702.
     
Hazel J. Bodette

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 2, 2000, A6

Hazel J. Bodette, age 92, of Menomonie, Wis., died Thursday, June 29, 2000 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     The former Hazel Joy Stellrecht was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Burnette County, Wis. to William and Elsie (Larrabee) Stellrecht. She attended McCartey grade school and graduated from Webster High School. She then worked as a nurse at the Nopeming T.B. Sanitarium in Nopeming, Minn.
     Hazel married St. Mar Bodette in Stillwater, Minn. in 1929. She lived at Route 1, Boyceville, Wis. for many years and in Menomonie for the last twenty years.
     Hazel enjoyed sewing, making donuts, and also helping people. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Hazel is survived by two daughters, Patricia Joy Kveen of Milwaukee and Roberta (O.K.) Hedlund of Menomonie; one son, Peter (LaVonne) Bodette of Dennison, Minn.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Willy Lou Young of Tok, Ark.; two brothers, Troy (Barbara) Stellrecht of Onalaska, Wis., and Ralph (Evelyn) Stellrecht of Occidental, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, St. Mar Bodette; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Bodette; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Bodette.
     Funeral services will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service.
Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 5, 2000, A6  
Hazel J. Bodette

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 9, 2000, A6

Hazel J. Bodette, 92, of Menomonie, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     The former Hazel Joy Stellrecht was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Burnette County to William and Elsie (Larrabee) Stellrecht. She attended McCartey grade school and graduated from Webster High School. She then worked as a nurse at the Nopeming T.B. Sanitarium in Nopeming, Minn.
     Hazel married St. Mar Bodette in Stillwater, Minn., in 1929. She lived at Route 1, Boyceville for many years and in Menomonie for the last twenty years.
     Hazel enjoyed sewing, making donuts, and also helping people. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
     Hazel is survived by two daughters, Patricia Joy Kveen of Milwaukee and Roberta (O.K.) Hedlund of Menomonie; one son, Peter (LaVonne) Bodette of Dennison, Minn.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Willy Lou Young of Tok, Alaska; two brothers, Troy (Barbara) Stellrecht of Onalaska, and Ralph (Evelyn) Stellrecht of Occidental, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, St. Mar Bodette; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Bodette, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Bodette.
     Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County. Friends called at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service.
Billie O. “Bill” Hinzman

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 9, 2000, A6

Billie O. “Bill” Hinzman, age 51, of Spring Valley, died suddenly Sunday morning, July 2, 2000, from an apparent heart attack. He collapsed in his barn while doing morning chores.
     Bill was born March 7, 1949, in Baldwin, the son of Walter and Odelia (Anderson) Hinzman. He grew up near Hatchville on the family farm and attended school in Spring Valley. He graduated with the Spring Valley High School class of 1967. On Sept. 24, 1981, Bill married Chris Geiger in Rochester, Minn.
     Bill took over the family farm for a short time. He also worked construction in the Twin Cities. In 1974, he purchased the farm he was presently operating.
     Bill loved traveling, going for long road rides, and was always interested in other farms and machinery around the country. He loved old Ford and International tractors. He did allow one John Deere tractor to slip in with the Internationals. He was a jack of all trades and was able to accomplish many repairs and tasks by himself. He will also be remembered for his sense of humor.
     Survivors include his wife, Chris of Spring Valley; one son, Mark Hinzman, still at home; one daughter, Kim Leach and her fiancé, Travis Carlsrud of Boyceville; three grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle and Kaitlin Leach; his mother, Odelia Hinzman of Spring Valley; three brothers, Laroy (Wilma) Hinzman of Hereford, Ariz., Don (Sandy) Hinzman of Spring Valley, and Doug (Kathy) Hinzman of Menomonie; mother and father-in-law, Eugene and Audrey Geiger of Spring Valley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay Hinzman of Hudson, Darlene (Ted) Nicholson of River Falls, Linda (Wayne) Miklian of River Falls, Sandy Bock of St. Joseph, Minn., Gary Geiger of Yorkville, Ill., and Donna Geiger of Lafayette, La.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     Preceding him in death were his father, Walter, who died in 1969; two brothers, Kent, who died in 1976, and Ted in 1989; and one brother-in-law, Bob Geiger, who died just last fall.    
     Memorial services were Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. The Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated the service. Music was provided by Linda Anderson, organist, and Cindy Kongshaug and Luanne Prochnow, vocalists. Cremation was at Eau Claire Memorial Crematory, Eau Claire.
     Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
William Clark Wohlfeil

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 9, 2000, A6

William Clark Wohlfeil, age 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home in Tucson, Ariz.
     William “Bucky” is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; two sons, Greg and Allen Wohlfeil; a stepson, Scott Hendrikson; a daughter, Audrey (Dave) Szymanski; and three loving grandchildren, Benjamin, Olivia and Stephanie Szymanski.
     Bucky and Jackie moved to Tucson in 1995 where Bucky enjoyed his retirement and golfing in Tucson Estates until he was burdened with health problems.
     Services were private.
Mildred P. ‘Mickie’ Wolfgram

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, A6

Mildred P. “Mickie” Wolfgram, 94, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
     Mickie was born Feb. 12, 1906, in Menomonie. She was the daughter of Emil and Lena (Hess) Rudiger and raised in Menomonie. Mickie married Edward Wolfgram on Oct. 30, 1925, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Together they owned and operated the Menomonie Club for 27 years until they retired. Edward died in 1979.
     She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Holmberg of St. Paul, Minn., and Betty (Al) Hemauer of Palatine, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Rudiger of Hayward; a sister, Winifred Kirk of Marshfield; nieces and nephews and many friends.
     Mickie is preceded in death by, besides her parents and husband, one sister and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
     In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.
John S. Stanko

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, A6

 John S. Stanko, age 88, of Menomonie, formerly of Boyceville, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at his home in Menomonie.
     John was born Dec. 26, 1911, in Vasec, Czechoslovakia, to John and Maria (Lany) Stanko. In 1918, John came to Minnesota with his mother and other family members to join his father. John was raised the Blackduck, Minn., area.
     He later attended the University of Minnesota Crookston College where he graduated as valedictorian with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture, completing the four year program in three years.
     John worked in Minneapolis, Minn., and during a church function he met Leona Lipovsky. They married on May 28, 1938, in Boyceville. They remained in Minneapolis until 1940 when they moved to Downing where John farmed until 1945 when they returned to Minneapolis. In 1960, John went to work in maintenance, Department of Agriculture, at the U of M until retiring. They returned to Boyceville.
     John enjoyed traveling. John took the middle name of Steven later in life in honor of his birth on St. Stephen Day. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. John moved to Autumn Village in Menomonie in 1997. He enjoyed trips to the Dunn County Health Care Center where he cared for plants and flowers outside the building.
     John is survived by five sisters and three brothers, Helen Rolf of Minneapolis, Nardy Gilberg of Blackduck, Mary (Norm) Tradup of Rochester, Minn., Ann (Glen) Sodergren of Scandia, Minn., Dorothy (Ernie) Chovan of Minneapolis, Daniel (Dolores) Stanko of Minneapolis, Paul Stanko of Two Harbors, Minn., and Thomas (Arlyee) Stanko of Bemidji, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Melvin Gilstad and Leonard (Renea) Lipovsky; a sister-in-law, Mary Lipovsky; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
     John was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, in 1994; his birth mother, Maria; an infant sister, Maria; his parents, John and Mary Stanko; a brother, Rudy; and a sister, Margaret Gilstad.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Marie Zavodny was organist; Duane Rolf was vocalist. Pallbearers were Larry and James Sodergren, Tom Gilstad, Glen Becklin, Joel Tradup and Duane Shaw. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.
     Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.
Don F. Kirchner

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, A6

Don F. Kirchner, age 72, of Riverside, Iowa, died Friday, July 7.
     He was born April 21, 1928, in Lone Tree, Iowa, to Gildra and Lucy (Holdeman) Kirchner. He attended Lone Tree Community School until the ninth grade and then went to Garner High School where he graduated in 1945. After graduation from high school, Don attended and graduated from Hamilton Business College. He married Betty C. Eden on Sept. 26, 1954, in Lone Tree.
     He served with the United States Army during World II in Occupational Japan, attaining the rank of corporal prior to discharge in 1947. Don worked for the State Tax Division before becoming a cashier and later the president from March 1951 to January 1992 of the People’s Trust and Savings Bank in Riverside.
     His affiliations include Trinity Methodist Church in Riverside, Rotary International, Rathbun Yacht Club, Johnson County I-Club (serving as treasurer for many years), treasurer of Iowa Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of America, Riverside Chamber of Commerce, member of Masons — Abner Lodge #535 in Lone Tree, Iowa City Shrine Club, Kaaba, Lone Tree American Legion Post #457, Riverside VFW Post #6414, treasurer of Highland Community School Board, and chairman of the Agricultural Rural American Committee. Don loved sailing, fishing and Hawkeye athletics.
     He is survived by his wife, Betty Kirchner of Riverside; three daughters, Ann (Andrew) Dudler and Kimberly Kirchner, both of Iowa City, and Colene (Christopher) Bolt of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Chloe, Grace and Christian Bolt of Menomonie and Wesley Kirchner of Iowa City; an uncle, Kenneth (Tressa) Holdeman of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; a nephew, Jay Staats of Nashville, Tenn.; a niece, Lisa (Fred) Becker of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a great niece, Kristin Becker.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister, Gwendolyn Staats.
     Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Trinity Methodist Church in Riverside with the Rev. Robert Hoover officiating. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery with full military honors. Luncheon will follow services at the Lone Tree American Legion. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Riverside.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rotary International, Mercy Hospital Foundation, University of Iowa Foundation, and Trinity United Methodist Church of Riverside.
     Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Agnes B. Roessler

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, A6

Agnes B. Roessler, age 83, of Hudson, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Hudson Medical Center.
     She was born on Dec. 3, 1916, in Arkansaw, Pepin County, the daughter of William and Barbara (Jungwirth) Radle. She attended grade school and graduated from Arkansaw High School.
     She was united in marriage to Frank J. Roessler on May 28, 1940, in Menomonie. She worked briefly outside the home, but mainly she was a wife and mother, raising their children.
     Agnes loved family gatherings and the precious time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, reading and playing Rummikub. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson.
     She is survived by her children, Frank W. (Nora) Roessler of Spooner, Anita (Leonard) Grygiel of Barron, Joyce (James) Bechel of North Hudson, Joan (Thomas) Socha of Halstad, Minn., Janet (Jon) Schneewind of Hudson, Robert Roessler of Chippewa Falls, John (Gayle) Roessler of River Falls, Karen Roessler of Hudson, and Donna (Patrick) Hayes of Hammond; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret “Peg” Weber of Elmwood; and four brothers, Carl (Joyce) Radle of Arkansaw, Paul (Marian) Radle of Elmwood, and Kenneth Radle and Robert (Anita) Radle, both of Menomonie.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a daughter, Barbara Jean; her parents; two sisters, Doris Radle and Frances Berger; and four brothers, Arthur, Clarence, Raymond “Pete” and Benjamin Radle.
     Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson with Father Peter Szleszinski officiating. Elsie Sandquist was organist and her granddaughters were vocalists. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery with active casketbearers being her grandsons, Brian DeLoy, Timothy DeLoy, Todd Roessler, Stephen Socha, Richard Grygiel and Jeffrey Grygiel.
     Memorials are preferred.
     Arrangements were by the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson.
Verna E. Maves

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, A6

Verna E. Maves, 77, of Knapp, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.
     The former Verna Elizabeth Steinke was born March 21, 1923, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Otto and Minnie (Knippel) Steinke.
     Verna married Wesley L. Maves on Nov. 5, 1959, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Lucas for many years.
     Verna is survived by two sons, Steven (Wendy) Maves of Eau Claire and Ronald (Marianne) Maves of Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother and two sisters, Raymond (Ruth) Steinke of Chippewa Falls, Frieda (Lawrence) Coyer and Ruby (Ralph) Maves; two grandchildren, Adalyn and Amanda Maves, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wesley.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Wilson Lutheran Church in the Town of Cady, St. Croix County, with Rev. Lowell Bolstad officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
     Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the arrangements.
Barry Timm

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 16, 2000, A6

Barry Timm, 56, of Menomonie, died at his home on Wednesday, July 12, 2000.
     Barry was born March 4, 1944, the son of Francis and Marion (Martin) Timm at Baldwin. He was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley and presently a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Menomonie.
     Barry graduated from Menomonie High School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army for two years from May, 1968, until February, 1970. He spent a year in Vietnam. After returning from the service, Barry attended Stout State College in Menomonie. During this time, Barry met Millie Svatik and on July 10, 1976, they were married at Waterford. Barry worked at St. Claire’s Men’s Wear in Menomonie for 15 years and in 1977 started with American Family Insurance.
     Barry was an active part of the community. He was a member of the Menomonie VFW Post 1039 and American Legion Post 32, the Moose Lodge and Menomonie Lions Club. He was also a member of the Menomonie Packer Backer Club and Stout Touchdown Club. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed the outdoors spending time at Lake Holcombe. He was a NASCAR Racing fan and big Packer and Badger fan. He also actively supported the local sports teams.
     Survivors include his wife, Millie, of Menomonie; four sisters, Gwen Lawrence of Denver, Colo., Sherry (Joseph) Brehm of Boulder, Colo., Nancy (Lyle) Kraft of Menomonie and Sue (Brian) Wheeler of Menomonie; a brother, Patrick (Gayle) Timm of Bellevue, Wash.; father and mother-in-law, John (Elizabeth) Svatik of Burlington; brother-in-law, Paul (Cheryl) Svatik of Sylvania, Ohio; many other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Visiting was held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Menomonie, with Fr. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Menomonie.
     Honorary bearers were Alan Timm, Jim Timm, Craig Turner, Cole Kraft, Brian Kraft, Tom Laughnan, Bill Lawrence, Barry Shafhauser, Darryl Timm, David Brehm and Steve Brehm. Pallbearers were Chris Lawrence, Paul Brehm, Mike Kraft, Scott Wheeler, Duane Timm and Dan Hofacker.
     Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Alfred H. Moritz

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 16, 2000, A6

Alfred H. Moritz, 76, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at his home.
     He was born July 23, 1923, in the Town of Weston (community of Comfort), Dunn County, to Herman and Ida (Fuhrman) Moritz. He attended the Nippersink country school.
     Alfred has enjoyed farming in the Town of Lucas since 1946. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie since 1942, and served as usher for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Dunn County Farm Bureau.
     Alfred is survived by one sister and three brothers, Eleanor Knutson of Red Wing, Minn., Vernon (Myrene) Moritz of Menomonie, Erwin (Judith) Moritz of Mason City, Ia., and Leroy Moritz of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Alverda Moritz of Red Wing, Minn., many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Karl Moritz; a brother-in-law, Carl Knutson, and a sister-in-law, Bertha Moritz.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2000, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Duane H. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 16, 2000, A6

Duane H. Olson, age 74, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided the last year.
     Duane was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Menomonie, the son of Harry C. and Manda (Dahl) Olson. He lived his entire life in Menomonie.
     Duane was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army during the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theater of War. Receiving his discharge, Duane returned to Menomonie and worked as a self-employed painter for many years.
     Duane is survived by a sister, Norma (Eldon) Everetts of White Bear Lake, Minn.; three nieces, Susan (Dale) Aden of Okabena, Minn., Deborah (Steve) Peterson of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Teresa (Richard) Paulson of White Bear Lake; eight grand nieces and nephews; and a great niece and nephew.
     His parents preceded him in death.
     Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Dan Alexander and Kurt Larson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.
     Friends may call one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.
Richard J. Bryant

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 16, 2000, A6

Richard J. Bryant, MD, 90, of Durand, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.
     He was born July 1, 1910, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Albert and Genevieve Smith Bryant. After graduating from Menomonie High School in 1928, he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree at Marquette University. He graduated from Marquette Medical School in 1937, then served his internship and residency at St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
     On May 6, 1939, he married Anita Ulik in Cleveland. In June 1939, they moved to Durand. He opened a medical practice in Durand and served the community for 58 years. Richard was the city health officer for many years and the Pepin County coroner for 45 years. His wife, Anita, worked with him, first as a surgical nurse and later in his office. She died Sept 7, 1992.
   Richard devoted his life to his practice and touched many people's lives. He retired in 1996. He was past president of the Durand School Board and served on the board for 12 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eau Claire Consistory and the Zor Shrine Club of Madison.
   Survivors include three daughters, Nancy (Peter) van der hout of Nieuwleusen, Netherlands, Mary (Jerry) Behrens and Bebe (Ted) Leik, both of Casper, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Virginia McClellan of Menomonie.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Genevieve Smith Bryant; his wife, Anita Ulik Bryant, and a brother, George Bryant.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Durand, with Father Canon S. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand.
   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
James E. Hoyt

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, A6

James E. Hoyt, age 65, of Menomonie, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home in the Town of Menomonie.
     Jim was born Aug. 1, 1934, in the Eau Galle area of Dunn County, the son of Earl and Katherine (Pax) Hoyt. Jim later moved with his family to Menomonie. He graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture.
     Jim entered the U.S. Army and served from 1953 to 1956 in the Korean War. Receiving his discharge, he returned to Menomonie and married Beverly A. Behling on Sept. 15, 1956, in Menomonie. In 1962, they moved to Franksville, near Racine, where Jim worked for R & P Parts in Milwaukee and later for Toro.
     In 1976, they returned to Menomonie where he has worked in the maintenance department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout until he retired in 1994. Beverly died on May 12, 2000.
     Jim is survived by two sons, Randy (Mary Lou) and William (Diane), both of Boyceville; two daughters, Geraldine Harris of Waukesha and Lisa Vincent of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; one brother, Galen (Elaine) of Menomonie; and three sisters, Stella Witt of Menomonie, Mary (Edward) Schroeder of Caledonia, and Geneva (Howard) Jacob of New Lisbon.
     Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ted and Earl Jr.
     Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled today at 7 p.m.
     Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family.
Marilynn K. (Young) Stilp

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, A6

Mrs. Marilynn K. (Young) Stilp, age 66, of Ridgecrest Avenue in Aiken, S.C., died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
     The funeral was Thursday at the Shellhouse Funeral Home with Father Edward Fitzgerald officiating. Burial was private.
     Mrs. Stilp, a native of Menomonie, was a homemaker. She was Presbyterian.
     Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lyle Stilp; a son, Todd Stilp of Aiken; three daughters, Toni Stilp and Tina Stilp Platt, both of Aiken, and Terri Stilp Lawson of Appling; and seven grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to Hopetown Fire Department, c/o Thomas Stilp, 1700 Ridgecrest Ave., Aiken, S.C. 29801.
     The family received friends at the funeral home following the service.
Shanna Leigh Ahlers

Dunn County News, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, A6

Shanna Leigh “Squid” Ahlers, age 16, W9744 CTH D, Westboro, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Wausau Hospital.
     Shanna was born June 8, 1984, in Marshfield to Timothy and Pamela (Lowery) Ahlers. She lived in the Jump River and Gilman area for seven years, in Ladysmith for four years, and for the last two years in Westboro.
     While living in Ladysmith, Shanna was a nursing home volunteen and was involved with Kinship, Teens in Action - Bible Quizzing, and the DARE program, and was a DARE Fifth Grade Buddy.
     She was a member of the freshman volleyball, basketball and JV softball teams at Rib Lake High School. She was a member of the Rib Lake High School forensics team where she qualified for state competition, earning a bronze medal. She also was a member of the Rib Lake High School Solo Ensemble where she played saxophone and was a member of the Rib Lake High School Choir.
     While Shanna was in grade school, she was a member of the Junior High traveling basketball team. She was also a Positive Peer Member and was active in a leadership program.
     Shanna enjoyed hunting, sports, music, snowmobiling, three-wheeling, motorcycle riding, fishing, camping and the outdoors. She also enjoyed using her computer and spending time on the Internet. Shanna liked to talk on the phone with friends, babysitting, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her smile, her silly personality, her energy, creativity, hugs, and her voice which was like an angel.
     Survivors include her parents, Tim Ahlers and fiancee Judy Weatherford of Medford and Pam Lowery and fiance Alvin Griesbach of Westboro; six brothers, Kaleb Ahlers of Westboro, Scott (Chris) Griesbach of Medford, Travis and Casey Griesbach of Owen, and Chad and Wayne Gruhlke of Wausau; three sisters, Kourtney and Kaitlin Ahlers of Westboro and Jessica Griesbach of Owen; paternal grandmother, Helen Ahlers of Sheldon; maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Robert Raschke of Menomonie; paternal step-grandmother, Catherine Weatherford of Medford; maternal step-grandparents, Bud and Doris Griesbach of Westboro; maternal step-great-grandmother, Gertrude Smith of Westboro; three nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and many special friends.
     She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Edwin Ahlers; maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Peg Kunstman; and paternal great-grandparents, Fred and Katherine Ahlers.
     Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, from the First Lutheran Church in Westboro with the Rev. Jerome Godson officiating. Bearers will be Trent Ahlers, Terry Kliscz, Tiffany Wald, Schuyler Troiber, Jeremiha Sackman, Tricia Ahlers, Aaron Lueth and Paul Marciniak. Interment will be in the Chelsea Community Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a scholarship fund which is being established in memory of Shanna.
     Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford are serving the family.
Harvey August Brahmer

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 23, 2000, A6

Harvey August Brahmer, 85, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital, Menomonie.
     Harvey was born Sept. 18, 1914, the son of William and Lillian (Dahms) Brahmer in Cady Township, St. Croix County. Harvey was baptized and confirmed and a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.
     Harvey was born and raised on the family farm in Cady Township, where he spent his entire life. On June 3, 1941, Harvey married Dora Freiberg at the Hatchville parsonage. He was on the West Wisconsin Telephone Board of Directors for 40 years, spent 16 years on the Cady Town Board, and was sexton of St. Michael’s Cemetery for over 45 years. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his friends.
     Survivors include his wife, Dora, of Spring Valley; two sons, Howard (Janet) Brahmer of Spring Valley and Gary (Vivian) Brahmer of Luck; two sisters, Peg (Harry) Wentlandt of Spring Valley and Bernice Ryan of Minong; a brother, Gordon Brahmer of Amery; five grandchildren, Skip, Leeann (Jeff), Matthew (Kimmy); Kenny (April) and Kimberly (Jerry); five great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kado, Samantha, Dylan and Josh, and many other relatives and friends.
     Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Irene Anderson.
     Visitation was Friday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, followed by funeral services, with Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Music was provided by organist Kathy Brown, with congregational singing. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Spring Valley.
     Honorary bearers were Harry Wentlandt and Irvin Wentlandt. Pallbearers were Scott Brahmer, Robert Freiberg, Tim Brahmer, Barry Wentlandt, Keith Brahmer and Chuck Anderson.
     Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Alice M. Burroughs

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 23, 2000, A6

Alice M. Burroughs, age 93, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her home in Friendship Manor in Menomonie.
     The former Alice Mary Stoner was born July, 19, 1907, in Mineral Point to Elvin and Elsie (Stacey) Stoner. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Dunn County. Alice later moved to Dubuque, Ia.
     Alice married Jerome P. Burroughs in 1927 in Dubuque, Ia. They lived in Dubuque for many years, where her husband worked as a barber. After retiring, they later returned to Menomonie. Alice’s husband preceded her in death in 1993. Alice has resided at Friendship Manor in Menomonie since 1996.
     Alice is survived by her son, Jerome L. (Mary) Burroughs of Medford Lakes, N.J.; six grandchildren, Daniel (Joni) Burroughs of Overland Park, Kan., Karen (Scott) Breckenridge of Jacksonville, Fla., Mark Burroughs of Princeton, Tex., Tom (Karen) Burroughs of Atco, N.J., and Mary Maas and Barbara Burroughs, both of St. Peters, Mo.; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Roland (Vera) Burroughs of Waukon, Ia., Della (Jerry) Just of Clarkville, Minn., Florence Radloff of East Dubuque, Ill., Alice Burroughs of Bloomington, Ill., and Anna Mae Waters of Caledonia, Minn., and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harley Stoner; a sister, Zelda Jensen, and a grandson, John Burroughs.
     Funeral services were Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with Father Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation was Friday evening at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, where a prayer service was held.
Lorry K. Sedgwick

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 23, 2000, A6

On July 19, 2000, Lorry K. Sedgwick, 67, of Menomonie died at Luther Hospital of pancreatic cancer.
     Lorry was born on January 1, 1933 in Rhinelander, Wis. to Kenneth and Katherine (Ledbetter) Sedgwick. After serving as a survival instructor in the Navy, he graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Masters degree in education and industrial psychology and from Purdue with a Ph.D. in education. For thirty years he was a professor of industrial psychology at UW-Stout.
     Lorry spent the last seventeen years with his wife and boon companion, Barb, who noted that “Every year we were married he built a boat, a different one each time.”
     Over the course of his lifetime, Lorry built more than twenty boats, several of his own design, including canoes, a kayak, a ketch, several dinghies, and small sailboats known as “tortoises.” To rock his grandchildren to sleep, he lovingly created cradle boats.
     His most recent project and the pride of his fleet is “Fenestra,” a glasshouse-launch cruiser created from turn-of-the-century designs. Elegant and spacious, he described her as “a helluva playpen for us old folks.”
     Although possessed of a capacity for profound friendship, Lorry was an intensely private individual who suffered neither fools nor intrusions gladly. A sign hangs on a post near his house which unequivocally states his position yet reflects his subtle and elegant humor. POSTED: Peddlers Spiritual and Material. We are happy the way we are. If anything changes, we know where to find you. Please respect our privacy and go away.
     While stationed in the Aleutian Islands during the Korean War, Lorry’s father sent him a book by Don Marquis entitled the "lives and times of archy and mehitabel." Title character Archy was a cockroach who inhabited a newspaper office in New York City. Working after hours, he communicated by jumping on the keys of a typewriter. Because he could not hold down the shift key, Archy’s work contains neither capitalization nor punctuation.
     Lorry was vastly entertained by and appreciated the philosophy of this erudite cockroach. In many ways, Archy’s outlook on life mirrored Lorry’s, as illustrated by this selection: if you get gloomy just take an hour off and sit and think how much better this world is than hell...of course it won t cheer you up much if you expect to go there.
     Proud to name him as her progenitor, his daughter Gail said, “He gave me an appreciation for being unique, that conformity is not all it’s cracked up to be.”
     Lorry is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Gail (Jeff) Markham, stepdaughter Jennifer, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Heather Portenier.
     To honor his wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. On Friday evening, Lorry’s friends and family gathered for an open house at his daughter’s home to share memories and commemorate his life.
Clarence O. Austreng

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 23, 2000, A6

Clarence O. Austreng, age 95, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.
     Funeral services were Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Jon Becker officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.
Marsha Hainstock Smiskey

Dunn County News, July 26, 2000, A6

Marsha Hainstock Smiskey, age 50, of Albertville, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
     Marsha was born Feb. 5, 1950, in Eau Claire to Kenneth and Beverly (Neirson) Hainstock. She was raised in Colfax and was a 1968 graduate of Colfax High School. She married Daniel Smiskey on Feb. 2, 1974, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound. Marsha owned and operated Marsha Lee’s Embroidery in Albertville for 20 years.
     Survivors include her husband, Dan; her mother, Beverly Hainstock; one daughter, Dani (Peter) Cassidy; two sons, Carl (Laura) and Robbie; four sisters, Lynda (Sam) Daleo, Brenda (Tom) Bauerkemper, Shari (Lynn) Johnson and Lori (Gene) Halpin; and many nieces and nephews.
     A memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2000, from the United Methodist Church in Colfax. Pastor Steve Groves will officiate with burial of the cremains in Evergreen Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax.
Michael Aaron Peterson

Dunn County News, July 26, 2000, A6

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Michael Aaron Peterson, age 1-1/2, of Cameron, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie as a result of an accident. He was born Dec. 30, 1998, in Rice Lake to Aaron and Julie (Duncan) Peterson.
     Though his life was a short 18 months, he touched the lives of hundreds with his extraordinary love, compassion and joy of life. We await with confidence his resurrection to this earth after his Creator, Jehovah sets up his Kingdom and makes it into the paradise He intended. Michael will be sadly missed until he is awakened to resume life in perfection, to an earth free of death and sorrow.
     Our little boy will have a part in the promise of Isaiah 11:6-9: “And the wolf will actually reside for a while with the male lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lie down, and the calf and the maned young lion and the well-fed animal all together and a mere little boy will be leader over them ——— they will not do any harm or cause any ruin in all my holy mountain because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.”
     He is survived by Aaron and Julie Peterson (parents) of Cameron; Lauren and Sabrina Peterson (sisters) at home; Irvin and Kathy Soviak (grandparents) of Menomonie; Bob and MaryAnn Peterson (grandparents) of Barron; Dennis and Mary Duncan (grandparents) of Ladysmith; Bill and Virginia David (great-grandparents) of Conrath; Delorice Bader (great-grandmother) of Almena; Alice Edwards (great-grandmother) of Rice Lake; Mary Bader (great-great-grandmother) of Barron; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Rice Lake with Peter Betley officiating.
     Arrangements were handled by Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.
Albert W. Cronk

Dunn County News, July 26, 2000, A6

Albert W. Cronk, age 83, of Grand Haven, Mich., (formerly of Barneveld), was welcomed to his eternal home in heaven on Saturday, July 22, 2000.
     Al was born March 26, 1917, to Alice and Edward Cronk at their country farm in Louisville, south of Menomonie.
     He is survived by one brother, Lawrence Edward Cronk, who resides in Menomonie.
     Two brothers preceded him in death, David Madison Cronk and Kenneth Sanders Cronk.
     He married the love of his life, June White of Arena, in 1937. Their 63rd anniversary would have been celebrated Sept. 3, 2000.
     To this blessed union were born three children, James Marshall Cronk, who preceded his father’s death in October 1981, Judy Rudolph, residing in Colfax, Calif., and Karilee Hayden (Mrs. Daniel Hayden) of Grand Haven. Albert was the proud grandfather of six boys and two girls, and exulted in the 20 great-grandchildren whom he dearly loved.
     He was a 1940 graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill., majoring in missions, and received a degree in pastoral studies at the former Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago. His life calling was in the field of home missions and church planting, having served in Corpus Christi, Texas, northern Minnesota, and the western Chicago suburbs. Wherever he lived, his heart’s desire and joy was to show the way to heaven to those with whom he came in contact.
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2000, at the Arena Bible Church in Arena with the Revs. Dwight Wise and Daniel Hayden officiating.
     For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Fellowship Building Fund (Madison, WI) or Hospice of North Ottawa Community in Grand Haven. Expressions of sympathy or memorial gifts may be addressed to 17450 Beech Hill Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417.
     VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Homes in Grand Haven is handling arrangements.
Albert Brendsel

Dunn County News, July 26, 2000, A6

Albert Brendsel, age 89, of the Town of Spring Brook, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Luther Hospital.
     He was born May 13, 1911, in the Town of Spring Brook to John and Marie (Market) Brendsel. He married Martha Jenson on June 8, 1940. They farmed together for more than 40 years. Albert also drove school bus, worked for Charles Kopp on the Montgomery Ward delivery truck, and later was the attendant for the Town of Spring Brook Landfill.
     Albert and Martha gave their two children, Robert and Mary, a happy and memorable childhood.
     Albert will be missed by his family and many friends. He gave us millions of wonderful memories.
     He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruth Brendsel; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Brendsel) and Charles Best; four grandchildren, Ann (Larry) Lemler, Maureen Lawrence, Brian Lawrence and Julie Best; one great-grandson, Tony Lemler; and one nephew, Jim (Laurie) Vesper, all of Elk Mound.
     Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Martha; brothers and sisters, Joe Brendsel, Pete Brendsel, Clara (Brendsel) Vesper and Hannah (Brendsel) Hartmann; and his great-grandson, Brady Lemler.
     Funeral services were Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at the Spring Brook Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Vettrus officiating. Burial was in Spring Brook Lutheran Cemetery.
     Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire was in charge of arrangements.
John Schamens

Dunn County News, July 26, 2000, A6

John Schamens, age 67, of Eau Claire, passed away Monday, July 24, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
     He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Sparta, the son of Orlen and Alice Schamens. He and his wife, Shelby, have been married for 43 years. John was employed at Phoenix Steel until his retirement.
     He served in the Air Force in Germany during the Korean Conflict. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, especially fishing for walleyes on the Chippewa Flowage, beekeeping, 4-H leader, Boy Scout leader, and very actively involved in his granddaughters’ lives. He was an avid Packer fan and proud of being a shareholder.
     He will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by his dogs, Lady and Cola.
     In addition to his wife, Shelby; he is survived by his children, Craig and Daniel; his grandchildren, Kari and Lissa; and his brothers and sisters, Tom (Shirley) of Watertown, Jane (George) Heck of La Crosse, Bill of Sparta, Bob of Pennsylvania, Donald of Osseo, and Richard of Appleton.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Kay.
     A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until time of service.
Michael W. Schultz

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 30, 2000, A6

Michael William Schultz, age 57, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at his home in McGregor, Iowa.
     He was born April 5, 1943, the son of Albert and Maude (Levisee) Schultz. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church. He attended Menomonie schools, graduating in 1961 from high school.
     Michael married Darlene (Taylor) Humphreys on July 7, 1990, at the Whitehall Lutheran Church. They lived in Prairie du Chein before moving to Iowa.
     The last few years, due to an extended illness, he was in and out of hospitals. Cause of death was respiratory and congestive heart failure.
     Michael’s stepfather, Arnold Burger, taught him the sport of hunting. He enjoyed hunting throughout his adult life, becoming an accomplished gunsmith. He had a collection of firearms that he kept in pristine condition.
     Michael will be sadly missed by his family, especially his devoted wife.
     Surviving are his wife, Dolly of McGregor; a brother, Robert (Lois) of Menomonie; a sister, Patricia (John) Woolley of Sturtevant; two sisters-in-law, Merle B. Schultz and Leone J. Schultz, both of Menomonie; two stepsons, Michael Doyle of McGregor and Reno Humphreys of Wauzeka; plus many nieces and nephews in this area.
     Preceding him in death were his mother and stepfather, Arnie and Maude Berger; his father, Albert Schultz; two brothers, John R. Schultz and Eugene A. Schultz; a stepsister, Helen Burger; and a grandniece, Lingsey Brooke Schultz.
     A family memorial service was held Monday, July 24, 2000, at the Lower Weston and Peace Lutheran cemeteries.
     Mike knew his Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. Bless his memory and his family.
Orville J. “Mike” Hoyt

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 30, 2000, A6

Orville J. “Mike” Hoyt, age 67, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
     Funeral services were Saturday, July 29, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial was in Clear View Cemetery in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County.
Arlene F. O’Rourke

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 30, 2000, A6

Arlene F. O’Rourke, 66, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in the Town of Hersey. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Monday to the time of services at the funeral home.
Marian M. Grimme

Dunn County News, Sunday, July 30, 2000, A6

Marian M. Grimme, 82, of Menomonie, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Area Nursing Home in Colfax.
     The former Marian Pauly was born Feb. 9, 1918, in the Township of Weston to Fred and Inga (Larson) Pauly. Marian was baptized at First Congregational Church in Menomonie on Nov. 2, 1924, and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie on Feb. 20, 1944. She married Raymond Grimme on Jan. 12, 1944, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and remained in Menomonie all her life.
     She worked at the Dunn County Courthouse for her dad in the Register of Deeds office before she returned to farming. She also worked for H&R Block, was a clerk for the Town of Red Cedar and helped with the census. She was then hired at UW-Stout in various departments as a Program Assistant and Secretarial Accountant for about 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since her marriage in 1944.
     Marian is survived by two daughters, Linda (Roger) Huebner of Waukesha and Ann (Jeffrey) Sorensen of Menomonie; two sons, Daune and Michael Grimme, both of Menomonie; four sisters-in-law, Lorraine Kendall of California, Lois Yauch of Elmwood, Anne Grimme of Menomonie and Delores Pauly of Arizona; four grandchildren, Lana Huebner, Jodi (Mark) Sievert, Brett Huebner and Mia Grimme, and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Raymond Pauly and Fred Pauly, Jr., and a sister, Margaret Peter.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2000, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home and from noon to time of services on Monday.

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