Dunn County Obituaries
September-October 1998

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the September 2, 1998 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Peder A. Eng

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 2, 1998, p. A6

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Peder A. Eng, 74, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Peder Allan Eng was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Menomonie, the son of Oscar Eng, an immigrant from Norway, and Lena Hofland Eng. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The family moved to a farm in 1930, and Peder attended Hilltop Grade School.

He graduated in 1942 from the Dunn County Agricultural High School and took courses at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. during world War II, he served as a herdsman in Lafayette County. Later, he worked near Elk Mound and for his uncle, Ed Hofland's large dairy operation near Menomonie.

He purchased his own land south of Menomonie in 1952, and continued raising various crops and animals until his retirement from farming in 1997. He was also employed from 1963 to 1989 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Peder was an active member and officer of the Dunn County Historical Society. He enjoyed square dancing and getting together with friends from the Twin Cities single Lutheran Adults group. More recently, he was a member of the ALS Support Group in Chippewa Falls.

The center of his life was his Christian faith, which involved Bible study, prayerful and financial support of many missions of his church, and a constant desire to discern and follow God's will in all his thoughts and actions.

His faith was shown in his kindness, honesty, patience, and interest in life. He participated in many activities of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, including Befrienders, the Church Council, and the Men's Brotherhood, of which he was president.

Peder is survived by cousins Agnes Cook, Ruth Olson, Esther Berger, Helen Hoffman, Bernice Paulsen, Ann Van Valkenberg and Arnold Erickson and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his cousins Paul, Fredrik and Henry Hofland.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Roger L. Anderson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 2, 1998, p. A6

Roger L. Anderson, 47, of Wheeler, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born Oct. 24, 1950, in Colfax to Leonard and Violet (McIntyre) Anderson. Roger moved at age 5 with his family to Wheeler and grew up in that community. He graduated in 1968 from Boyceville High School.

Roger enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving two years in Germany with a Persian missile unit. Returning from service, he began working for Wissota Sand & Gravel in Eau Claire. He married Ann Weier on Sept. 30, 1978, in Webster, SD. After marriage, they made their home in Wheeler, and Roger continued working for Wissota Sand & Gravel.

As a future retirement project, he began A & R Trucking. Roger was a loving family man and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Roger is survived by his wife, Ann, two daughters, Jeanna and Jamie, and one son, Patrick, all at home; two brothers, Tom (Debbie) of Cameron and Randy of Wheeler; four sisters, Judy (Keith) Mewes of Saginaw, Minn, and Diane (Jim) Berry, Sue (Don) Coombs and Nancy Cline, all of Wheeler; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Betty Weier of Colfax; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry; a niece, Lynn Anderson; and a nephew, Keith Mewes.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. John's Catholic Church in Cook's Valley (rural Bloomer) with the Rev. Robert Urban officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Goldie A. Nelson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 2, 1998, p. A6

Goldie A. Nelson,83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Goldie Ford was born Sept. 24, 1914, in Knapp to Isaac and Blanche (Rice) Ford. She attended school in Knapp and graduated from Menomonie High School.

Goldie married Arthur Nelson on June 27, 1934, in Menomonie. They lived in the Knapp area and later moved to Menomonie in 1958. Goldie was a homemaker, and also enjoyed reading, fishing, and spending time at the lake up north.

She is survived by four sons, Jerome Nelson and Sheldon (Barbara) Nelson of Hudson, Joel Nelson of Cedar Falls, and Wayne Nelson of North Hudson; grandchildren, Ryan (Janice) Nelson and Crystal Nelson of Hudson, Laurie (Mike) Rothbauer of Colfax, Tracy Nelson of Menomonie, and Tammy Nelson of Cottage Grove, Minn.; step-grandchildren, Debi, Lynn, and Sandi of St. Paul, Minn area; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brittany Rothbauer and Nicholas and Hannah Nelson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Andy, Timmy, Tara, Tanner, Jamie and Jeff; three sisters, Agnes Nelson of Knapp and Darlene Hintzman and Ardis (Oscar) Dunahee of Menomonie; two brothers, Clarence (Marion) Ford of Menomonie and Hartzel Ford of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; and five brothers, Avery, Everett, Virgil, Arnold and Eldon Ford.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial was in Ford Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Cindy Kay Kilde

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 6, 1998, p. A6

Cindy Kay Kilde, 48, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at her residence in rural Eleva after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Eau Claire, the daughter of John and Melva (Myren) Fox. Cindy was a graduate of Elk Mound High School. She married Robert Kilde on Dec. 6, 1969, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Cindy was a member of Friendship Church in Mondovi. Cindy and her husband, Robert, have lived in Pleasant Valley Township for several years.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; three sons, Timothy, John and Joshua; three daughters, Katina, Rachel and Heather; her parents, John and Melba Fox of Elk Mound; a sister, Barb (Don) Prochnow of Elk Mound; a brother, Steve (Mary) Fox of Eau Claire; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is welcomed into heaven by her sister, Colleen, who preceded her in death.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 5, at Friendship Church in Mondovi with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial was in Eleva Cemetery. Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi handled arrangements.

Cindy is remembered most for her loving and caring nature and remarkable love for the Lord.

Evelyn L. Larson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 6, 1998, p. A6

Evelyn L. Larson, 75, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Evelyn Laughlin was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Morris, Grundy County, Ill., to R. Russell and Gladys (Doyle) Laughlin. She was raised in Kankakee, Ill., and attended school there.

Evelyn moved to Menomonie in 1945. She lived here for many years, later moving to Hudson, where she lived until returning to Menomonie in 1993. Evelyn was married to Carrol Stratton from 1943 to 1961. In 1971, she married Lloyd Larson, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Evelyn worked many years at the Hudson House. She did volunteer work at the Dunn County Health Care Center and the Senior Center, and had been actively involved with Special Olympics. She also enjoyed ceramics.

Evelyn is survived by a brother, Harmon Hahn Jr. of St. Charles, MO; a sister, Phyllis Basler of Omro; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lloyd Larson; a son, Jimmy Stratton; and a daughter, Patti Stratton.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 4, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating,. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Juel E. Haugle

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 6, 1998, p. A6

Juel E. Haugle of Colfax died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Juel was born April 14, 1926, in Colfax to Savel and Arlene (Walters) Haugle. He grew up in Colfax and worked with his father at the South Side Garage. He served his country in the European Theater during World War II.

From 1944-46, he served in Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland as a quartermaster and artillery sergeant. Juel married Doris Sommerfeldt Sept. 18, 1949. In 1962, he purchased the South Side Garage from his father and ran it until poor health forced him to retire.

He was a member of Colfax Lutheran Church, a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 131 and a past member of the Colfax Village Board.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, of Colfax, two sons, Jon (Connie) and Mike, both of Colfax; one daughter, Stacy (Greg) Berger of Menomonie; three brothers, Kenneth (Marion) of Colfax; Ronnie (MaryLee) of Chapel Hill, NC; and Duane of Eau Claire; two sisters, Donna (Larry) Krewson and Elaine Swartz, both of Eau Claire; three grandchildren, Nathan Haugle, Mia (Keven) Katzbahn and Joy Haugle, all of Colfax; and five great-grandchildren, Kara, Kimberly, and Keanna Katzbahn, Billie Jo Haugle and Jaron Flatland.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Colfax Lutheran Church. Pastor Les Walck will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Arthur J. Retz

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 9, 1998, p. A6

Arthur J. Retz, 93, formerly of Boyceville, died Sunday, Sept. 6,1998, at Drake House II in Marshfield.

Arthur was born Oct. 9, 1904, in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, to Charles and Millie (Frederick) Retz.

Arthur lived most of his life in the Boyceville area, where he worked on t he family farm and later worked for the Kraska Hardware Store in Glenwood City. Arthur worked 40 years for the Soo Line Railroad until retiring in 1969. In 1993, Arthur moved from Boyceville to Marshfield, where he moved into the Drake House II.

Arthur enjoyed fishing (trout) and bowling. He was an avid baseball fan and played baseball in his younger days.

Arthur is survived by a son, Lynn (Patricia) Retz of Marshfield; two grandchildren, Melissa and Alison; nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian, in 1987, and one brother, Elmer Retz.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial will be in the Hay River Cemetery, Town of Hay River, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the St. John's Lutheran Church Window Fund.

George Overby

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept 13, 1998, p. A6

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George Overby, 92, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born July 11, 1906, in Maple Plain, Minn., to Martin and Gena (Rudd) Overby. As a child he came to the Tramway area and attended the Clack Country School. George was raised by his aunt and uncle Hans and Anna Overby.

George married the former Esther Mittlestadt on Nov. 16, 1929, in Menomonie. After their marriage George owned and operated the Fair View Cheese Factory in rural Catawba until 1939.

He then worked at the Norden Cheese Factory in Buffalo County until 1943 when they bought a farm east of Menomonie. They farmed there until 1970 when they retired and built a house in Menomonie.

Esther preceded him in death in 1978.

George later married Mabel E. (Robelia) Johnson on May 20, 1986, in Eau Claire. They have lived in the Larson Apartments in Menomonie since their marriage.

George was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He also enjoyed deer hunting, trout fishing and wood carving.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Johnson Overby of Menomonie; one daughter, Delores (Ralph) Stark of Menomonie; three sons, LeMoyne (Maxine) Overby of Eau Claire, Marlin Overby of Menomonie, and Eugene (Janice) Overby of Gilbert, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is also survived by Mabel's children Lavonne (Lyle) Kuester of Menomonie, Orville (Jean) Johnson of Menomonie, Shirley (Bob) Reinhardt of Woodville and Mabel's grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild.

George was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt and uncle Hans and Anna Overby; his wife, Esther; one brother and two sisters and a great-grandson, Justin Millar.

Funeral services for George will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, 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.

Alice W. Graske

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept 13, 1998, p. A6

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Alice W. Graske, 102, formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at the Area Nursing home in Colfax.

The former Alice W. Jones was born Aug. 31, 1896, in the Town of Howard, Tama County, Iowa, to Arden and Orpha (Bruner) Jones. After her schooling Alice taught school for four years in Aamodt County, Iowa.

Alice married Chrissie Hansen on Aug. 29, 1919, in Iowa. After their marriage, they moved to Dunn County. They lived on the Quilling farm east of Menomonie and later built a house near Cedar Falls.

Alice's husband preceded her in death in 1934.

She later married Arthur Graske on March 27, 1941, at the Little Brown Church in Cresco, Iowa. They lived in her home at Cedar Falls. Arthur also preceded Alice in death in 1975.

Alice was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie and was active in the church women's organizations. She was also a member of the Prairie Homemakers and Royal Neighbors.

She enjoyed crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, gardening and her flowers, and also making her award winning pies.

Alice has resided at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax for the past 10 years.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Virginia) Hansen of Menomonie; two step-children, Frances (Elmer) Bressler of Menomonie and LaVerne (Audrey) Graske of Chippewa Falls; six grandchildren, Rebecca Kado of Eau Claire, Robert L. (Carol) Graske of Hager City, Julie (David) Webb of Eau Claire, Donald (Sharon) Bressler of New Franken, Jean (Phil) Close of Eau Claire and Jerry (Carol) Bressler of Menomonie; 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Chrissie Hansen; and her second husband, Arthur Graske; two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for Alice will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Marie L. Christianson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept 13, 1998, p. A6

Marie L. Christianson, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

She was born April 22, 1911, in Stanley to Olaf and Anna (Johnson) Ludvigson. She married Lawrence Christianson on Dec. 5, 1929.

She worked with her husband on the farm for many years, until retiring.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence of Colfax; three sons, Robert (Shirley) of Colfax, Clifford (Gwen) of Brownsville, and Byron (Ginny) of Colfax; two daughters, Bernice (Clay) Pecore of Bloomer and Rev. Shirley (Jack) Ellingboe of Taos, NM; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters; Alvilda, Leona and Dagney.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at 1 p.m. at North Running Valley Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Garnatz and Rev. Shirley Ellingboe officiating. Interment will be in North Running Valley Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Signora M. Flaa Mittelstadt

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 16, 1998, p. A6

Signora M. Flaa Mittelstadt, 89, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Sept. 19, 1908, in the Mamre community of Dunn County to Edward and Christine (Husby) Waller. Siugnora attended school in Menomonie and North High School in Minneapolis, Minn. She worked for 32 years at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Minneapolis, retiring in 1963.

Signora married Harold Flaa on April 21, 1962, in Brainerd, Minn. After she retired, they moved to Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life. Prior to living at the Dunn County Health Care Center, she resided at the American Lutheran Home.

She is survived by one brother, Gerald Waller of Minneapolis; sisters Edna Marie LeFurgy and Janet Sommers, both of Menomonie; and nieces and nephews.

Signora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and three brothers.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Marian Strand Cooper

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 16, 1998, p. A6

Marian Alice Strand Cooper of Bremerton, Wash., died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

Born April 28, 1924, on the family farm in Tiffany Township, Dunn County, to Ralph and Alice Strand, Mrs. Cooper was raised in Boyceville. She graduated from Boyceville High School in 1941 and later from business college in Eau Claire.

During World War II, Mrs. Cooper worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Following the war, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where she worked as a passenger sales agent for Northwest Airlines. She transferred to Northwest's Los Angeles, Calif. office in 1949 and worked there until her retirement in 1969.

On a business trip for China Airlines (the airline of Taiwan) she met Capt. Parker C. Cooper, U.S. Navy, in Taipei, Taiwan, and they were married on July 20, 1972, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Cooper then worked for Canadian Airlines in their Honolulu ticket office until her retirement in 1983. The couple moved to Washington State in 1984 and fully retired.

Survivors include her husband at the Bremerton home; brothers Robert Strand of Iola and James Strand of Boyceville; sister Minnie Polonec of Boyceville; and her sister-in-law Connie Strand of Minneapolis.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Al Beringer, and her elder brother, Oliver Strand.

A memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville. Interment will follow at the Mound Cemetery in Downing.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.

Robert F. "Chop" Rajotte

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 16, 1998, p. A6

Robert F. "Chop" Rajotte, 48, of Elk Mound died Saturday, Sept. 12,1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Robert was born Nov.16,1949, in Menomonie to Frank and Virginia (Weber) Rajotte. He was raised in Menomonie and Altoona and graduated in 1868 from Altoona High School.

He enlisted in the Army in 1969 and was honorably discharged two years later. He married Linda Rosenberg on Sept. 23, 1972. Bob was employed with Northern States Power Co. as a lineman for 25 years.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Elk Mound; three children, Robert of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ryan and Alisha, both of Elk Mound; his mother, Virginia Rajotte; sisters, Mary (Richard) Ryan of Altoona, Carol Yarrington of Eau Claire, and Kristine (Pat) Jensen of Fall Creek; brothers, Donald (Tammy) of Blaine, Minn., and Mark (Bev) of Coon Rapids; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Frank, and grandparents, Laura and Reynold Weber.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 15, from Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound with Pastor Dean Brockmeier officiating. Burial was in Faith Lutheran Cemetery in Running Valley.

Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax handled arrangements.

Esther C. Wiseman

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 16, 1998, p. A6

Esther Charlotte Wiseman, 89, 606 South Walnut Ave., Marshfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield where she had been admitted earlier in the day from the Marshfield Center, where she had resided the last three weeks.

She was born March 18, 1909, in Menomonie to Ole and Sarah (Mitlung) Walseth. She attended elementary school in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School. She married Roy F. Wiseman on July 9, 1929 in Stillwater, Minn.

Prior to and after her marriage she was a secretary and bookkeeper for her husband's lumber businesses in Jim Falls and Dorchester until moving to Marshfield in 1953. She then became a secretary for Hub City Jobbing Co. in Marshfield until retiring in 1975. They continued to reside in Marshfield.

A former member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Marshfield.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly (William) Schwantes of Marshfield; four grandchildren, William L. (Nanette) Schwantes, Sue (Rich) Heinzen and Pat (Mark) Begotka, all of Marshfield, and Paul (Jodi) Schwantes of Mosinee; and seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Luke and Regan Schwantes, Bradley and Terri Heinzen, and John and Kelly Begotka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert, in 1932; her husband, Roy, on Jan. 11, 1987; two brothers; and eight sisters.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 14, at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Miikkelson officiating. Mariam Galbraith was organist along with congregational singing.

Pallbearers were William Schwantes, Paul Schwantes, Rick Heinzen, Mark Begotka, Bradley Heinzen and Luke Schwantes. Burial was in the Mamre Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Chapel in Marshfield handled arrangements.

Ione C. Williams

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

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Ione C. Williams, 79, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Ione was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Eau Claire to James and Alta (Qualy) McMahon. She lived in Altoona when a young child, then moved to Menomonie. Ione graduated from Menomonie High School and from Stout Institute in 1941.

She taught home economics in Westfield until she married Samuel Williams on Jan. 3, 1942, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie until 1961 when they moved to Eau Claire.

After Sam’s death in 1962, Ione returned to college and received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Ione then taught home economics at Central Junior High School in Eau Claire until she retired. She later returned to Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life.

Ione is survived by a son, Michael (Karen) Williams of Menomonie; two grandsons, Nathan Williams of Little Rock, Ark., and Noah (Melissa) Williams of Chicago; and a granddaughter, Eve Williams of Menomonie. She is also survived by stepchildren Louis Haugh of Connecticut, Jerry (Merrie) Haugh of Madison, and William (Sue) Haugh of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel, and an infant son, James.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Velta M. Dockery

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

Velta M. Dockery, 87, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at the Baldwin Hospital.

The former Velta Clark was born March 16, 1911, in Springbrook to Jacob P. and Evelena (Johnson) Clark. She was raised in the Hayward area. At age 16, Velta moved to Chicago where she worked as a housekeeper.

She later moved back to the Hayward area, where she met and married Harold Hunter in Springbrook. They had three children together.

Velta and Harold divorced and years later, Velta married John Dockery on Oct. 26, 1962, in Chicago. After their marriage, they moved to the Wilson area where Velta lived until going to the Baldwin Care Center.

Velta enjoyed traveling with her husband, dancing, gardening and reading. She also enjoyed family picnics and get-togethers.

Velta is survived by two daughters and one son, Dolores Hunter of Menomonie, David (Marion) Hunter of Underwood, Minn., and Sylvia Larson of Star Prairie; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, and five sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 18, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie with the Rev. Carla Grabanski officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Orpha M. Skillings

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

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Orpha M. Skillings, 95, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Orpha Sumter was born Aug. 9, 1903, in Barron to Otto and Carrie (Peck) Sumter. She was raised in the Menomonie area and graduated in 1922 from Dunn County Agricultural School.

Orpha married George Skillings on June 25, 1924, in Wabasha, MN. She lived in the Dunnville area all her married life. Orpha worked as a cook for the Menomonie School District, the Menomonie Country Club, and Dan’s Café in Menomonie.

Orpha was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and New Hope’s St. James Circle. She was clerk of the Dunnville School District and was a longtime president of the Evergreen Cemetery Association.

Orpha loved to cook and Sunday family dinners were a high priority to her. She made some of the best pies in the county.

She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing ceramics. She was an active lady and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters and three sons, Lorraine (Stanley) Cotts of Spooner, and Irene (Darrell) Cotts, Wanda Mortel, Donald (Dorothy) Skillings, Dale (Kathie) Skillings, Marlys (Robert) Jensen, and Daniel (Marguerite) Skillings, all of Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; one son, Delvin; a son-in-law, Brownie Mortel; triplet great-granddaughters, Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo and Sammie Jo Mensing; one sister, Hazel Johnson; and two brothers, Roy and Archie Sumter.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 18, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Iris C. "Bunny" Gaddy

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

Iris C. "Bunny" Gaddy, 65, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Iris "Bunny" Cassel was born April 7, 1933, in Arkansaw to Frank and Wilamine (Kelton) Cassel. Her father was a national director with the Red Cross, so Bunny’s early childhood was spent traveling the United States.

She graduated in1950 from Memorial High School in Eau Claire. She also attended Penn Hall Girls College in Chambersberg PA, Denver University in Denver, Colo., and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

Bunny married Ben Gaddy on May 3, 1955 in Stillwater, Minn.

Bunny’s summers and vacations were spent working in her parents’ women’s apparel store, Cassel’s in Menomonie. The store’s name was later changed to Cassel and Gaddy and a second store was purchased in Wabasha, Minn. Ill health caused her to take an early retirement.

Bunny was involved in activities at the United Methodist Church. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She also enjoyed camping, reading and writing children’s stories.

Bunny was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Being an only child, she received much pleasure form her children and grandchildren.

Bunny is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ben Gaddy of Menomonie; two sons and one daughter, David (Lori) Gaddy of Colfax and Steven Gaddy and Linda (Mike) Hollabaugh, both of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

A memorial service for Bunny will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Edwin S. Evenson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

Edwin S. Evenson, 90, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his home.

The oldest of nine children (seven boys and two girls), Ed was born July 13, 1908, on a farm south of Downing to Charles and Martha (Herdahl) Evenson.

Ed married Sue Danovsky on Aug. 3, 1932, in Menomonie. They have celebrated their 66th anniversary. Ed and Sue have three children: Edwyna Brown and Jerry and Timothy Evenson.

Ed started a trucking business, which he operated for 18 years. He was then hired by the Boyceville Creamery, where he was general manager for 25 years.

In 1945, Ed was elected to the Boyceville Village Board. In 1951, he was elected president of the Village of Boyceville, a position he held for 30 years. Ed also served for 22 years on the Dunn County Board of Supervisors.

Ed belonged to the Boyceville Senior Citizens’ Young at Heart Cub and Sons of Norway. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 50 years.

Ed enjoyed woodworking, gardening and traveling.

Ed is survived by his wife, Sue Evenson of Boyceville; a daughter, Edwyna (Rev. Hal) Brown of Forreston, Ill.; two sons, Jerry (Gerry) Evenson of Tulsa, Okla., and Dr. Timothy (Karen) Evenson of Stevens Point; two sisters, Edna Stene of Colfax and Gladys Chernak of Boyceville; a brother, John Evenson of Boyceville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and a granddaughter, Heidi.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Revs. Jon Becker and Eugene Wekander officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Friends may call at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday), where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to services.

Memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Tower Fund. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Ruth E. Veith

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

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Ruth E. Veith, 71, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Eloise Tiller was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Wanamingo, Minn., to Richard and Esther (Haugen) Tiller. She was raised in Wanamingo and graduated from Rochester High School, Rochester, Minn., in 1946. On June 8, 1946, Ruth married Fredrich Veith in Rochester.

After their marriage, Ruth and her husband farmed in Goodhue County, Minn., until 1967. They then moved to the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, Wis., where they continued to farm.

In 1968, Ruth went to work as a secretary in the Foods and Nutrition Department at UW-Stout until her retirement in 1989.

She was an active member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church, and the Little Elk Creek Homemakers. She enjoyed activities with her retired friends, the monthly luncheons and the senior citizen bus trips.

She also enjoyed tending her flowers and gardening and she loved to cook. Ruth also loved her family dearly, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by four sons, James of Fargo, ND, Thomas (Ruth A.) of Boyceville, Joseph and Steven (Karen) of Menomonie; one sister, Lila (Charles) Knippel of Austin, Minn; one brother, Richard (Beverly) Tiller of Yucaipa, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Paul; and her husband, Fredrick.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating.

Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church one hour before services on Wednesday.

Alice A. Newville

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

Alice Amanda Newville, 91, of Prairie Farm, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm, where she was a resident since 1993.

She was born May 7, 1907, in New Haven Township, Dunn County, the daughter of John and Julia Annette "Nettie" (Engebretson) Tronrud. She grew up in New Haven Township, was baptized and confirmed at West Akers Lutheran Church, and attended Reeve and Hilson Elementary Schools.

Alice married James E. Newville on Sept. 4, 1922, at the parsonage in Prairie Farm. Together they farmed in New Haven Township from 1922 to 1926.

The next two years, Alice and James lived in Chicago where James attended Moody Bible Institute. They returned to the Reeve area and dairy farmed there for many years.

Alice enjoyed doing crafts and crocheting. She also taught Sunday School at Vanceburg and was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church near Prairie Farm.

Alice also wrote news columns for newspapers in Barron, Glenwood City and Clear Lake. At age 88, she wrote her autobiography and had it published for sale, selling out all the copies of the first edition.

She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother, a friend to all she knew. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends and relatives. Alice always had room for one more in her home and at her table.

She is survived by five sons and daughters, Doris (Phil) Herdahl of Boyceville, Fr. Jerome Newville of Prairie Farm, Marvin (Toni) Newville of Pine City, Minn., Donald (Ruth) Newville of Uganda, Africa, and Margie (William) Wiseman of Ridgeland, 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Herman (Margaret) Tronrud of Clear Lake; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Tronrud of Clear Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents, John and Nettie Tronrud; six children, Ernest L. Newville, Edna Lorraine Newville, Mable Newville, Anne Marie Culver; James Newville, and an infant daughter; two sisters, Caroline Tronrud and Edna Edwards; a brother, Edwin Tronrud; three grandsons, Eugene, Steven and Christopher Newville; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Bhussiere; and a step-grandson, John Peyton.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with the Rev. Kenneth Kuziej officiating. Arlene Guldvog will be organist and Paul Anderson, vocalist.

Casketbearers are Steven Culver, Douglas Herdahl, Gary Newville, Gregory Newville, Russell Newville, and Eric Wiseman. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Gerald "Huck" Decker

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 20, 1998, p. A6

Gerald "Huck" Decker, 86, a former Menomonie resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his daughter’s home in Manchester, Mich., under hospice care.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 19, at the William Sullivan Funeral home in Royal Oaks, Mich.

Cynthia "Tommie" Kuesel

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 23, 1998, p. A6

Cynthia "Tommie" Kuesel, 44, of Arkansaw, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in a motorcycle-pick-up truck accident in Mondovi.

She was born Aug. 2, 1954, in St. Paul, Minn., daughter of Wilford and Mayme (Torgerson) Thomas. She attended school in White Bear Lake, Minn. She married Murnice Kuesel in her home in White Bear Lake on Sept. 11, 1971. To this union were born three children: Dale (Aaron) Sheldon, David (Amy Sue) Kuesel, and Luke Kuesel.

They lived in Stone Lake, later moving to a town near Houston, Texas. After one year, they came back to Wisconsin, living first in Modena and later moving to Arkansaw.

"Tommie" enjoyed singing and playing guitar, bicycle and horseback riding, sewing, and painting model duck decoys.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Durand where she taught Sunday School, sang solos for special services, and helped wherever needed. The most important thing in her life was Jesus Christ.

Besides her parents, Wilford and Mayme Thomas, she is survived by her husband, Murnice Kuesel of rural Arkansaw; three children, Dale (Aaron) Sheldon of Spring Valley, David (Amy Sue) Kuesel of Durand, and Luke Kuesel of Arkansaw; grandchildren, Paul and Jacob Sheldon and Aaron, Kimberlee and Savannah Kuesel; one brother, Robert (Ann) Thomas of Oakdale, Minn.; one sister, Julie (Michael) Biedrzycki of Stillwater, Minn.; and many cousins, friends and relatives.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at the Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand. Pastor Steve Cole of the First Baptist Church of Durand officiated. Burial was in West Frankfort Cemetery. Pianist was Annie Sternecker.

Casketbearers were David Kuesel, Luke Kuesel, Charles Kukura, Jared Hanson, Mitch Hoyt and Jacob Biedrzycki.

Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Grace Goercke

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 23, 1998, p. A6

Grace Goercke of Apache Junction, Ariz. passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1920, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Henry and Lydia (Terry) Myers. On Aug. 15, 1936, she married Norman Goercke, son of Harry and Fannie (Loveland) Goercke.

They farmed in Weston, later moving to Cedar Falls. They both worked for several years at the Dunn County Health Care Center. Due to ill health, they moved to Arizona in December 1976.

She is survived by two brothers, Cal (Donna) Myers and Earl (Alyce) Myers of Elk Mound; one sister, Jessie Knott of Merrill; two brothers-in-law, Forrest (Amy) Goercke of Apache Junction and Stanley (Doris) Goercke of Olympia,Wash; two sisters-in-law, Dorleen Duval of Lacy, Wash., and Margaret Myers of Eau Claire; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; her parents; two brothers, Delbert and George; one sister, Marian; and a brother-in-law, Bert Knott.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Valley Baptist Church in Apache Junction. Interment was in Valley of the Sun Memorial Park in Chandler, Ariz.

Paul J. Schumacher

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 23, 1998, p. A6

Paul J. Schumacher, 64, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at his home.

Paul was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Eau Claire to Nick and Clara (Meyer) Schumacher. He was a 1952 graduate of Elk Mound High School. He married Barb Israels on Sept. 29, 1956, in Elk Mound. Together they farmed the home farm, where Paul grew up.

Paul was a former participant in a softball league, former member of the Elk Mound School Board, and a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Council for many years.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed many years of hunting with his sons, and had a special love for John Deer Tractors. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Barb, of Elk Mound; five children, Greg and Steve (Julie) of Elk Mound, Beth (Bruce) Voight of Red Wing, Minn., Cindy (Steve) Mockenhaupt of Lino Lakes, Minn., and That (fiancée, Valerie) of Wasilla, Alaska; nine grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn (Frank) of Eau Claire; two brothers, Peter (Lucille) of Elk Mound and Arthur of Seattle Wash; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Vic and Lori Jenson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Samantha, and a nephew, Joe.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with Father Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Kenneth Knutson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 27, 1998, p. A6

Kenneth Knutson, 81, of Prairie Farm died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek.

He was born Dec. 2, 1916, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Julius and Edith (Shipley) Knutson. He was raised and attended school in the Town of Wilson.

He farmed with his uncle, John Shipley, then worked for the Dunn County Highway Department, and later hauled milk in the Ridgeland area.

He was married to Phyllis I. Balog on April 14, 1942, in Stillwater, Minn. In 1948, they began farming near Prairie Farm, retiring in 1978. Mr. Knutson continued doing custom farm work until 1990.

He was a member of Ridgeland Lutheran Church. Mr. Knutson enjoyed hunting and would take hunting trips to Montana and South Dakota. He also liked fishing and taking trips to Canada.

One of his favorite pastimes was driving and going to visit his customers and others. He was proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Dennis (Linda) Knutson and Gordon (Vicki) Knutson, all of Dallas; three daughters, Joyce (Allan) Frisle of Chetek, Linda (John) Stoeberl of Rice Lake, and Mary (Randy) Minor of Ridgeland; a son-in-law, Jim Ince of Almena; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Francis Knutson of Amery, Clifford Knutson of Menomonie, and Donald Knutson of Barron; five sisters, Delora Smith and Marcella Hayes, both of Menomonie, Irene Gowin and Bonnie Huset, both of Dallas, and Joanne Dowd of St. Paul, Minn; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis, on Feb. 25, 1991; a daughter, Sharon Ince; an infant daughter; an infant grandson; a brother, Leonard; and two infant brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. from the Ridgeland Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Landstrom of Cumberland officiating. Interment was in Hay River Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheeler.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Jeanette V. Lechner

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 27, 1998, p. A6

Jeanette V. Lechner, 80, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood where she resided the last 2-1/2 years.

Jeanette was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Glenwood City to Augustine and Maria (Janse) DeSmith. She grew up in Glenwood City and attended schools in that community.

Jeanette married Edward F. Lechner on Oct. 15, 1940, at St. John's Catholic Church in Glenwood City. After marriage, they lived on a farm near Glenwood City.

In 1946, they moved to Elmwood where they lived and raised eight children. Jeanette also worked with her husband as a bookkeeper for Lechner Plumbing and Heating. Edward died in 1995.

Jeanette is survived by four sons, Jim (Tess) of Durand, Bob (Mary Jo) of Menomonie, and Joe and Tom (Dawn) of Elmwood; three daughters, Linda Lawson and Lori Lechner of Menomonie and Mary (Ron) Kallio of Wheeler; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; a son, Chuck, a great-grandson, Matthew; three brothers, four sisters, six nieces; and seven nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 26,at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Varkey Veliekakathu officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood handled arrangements.

Melvin E. Green

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 27, 1998, p. A6

Melvin E. Greene (sic), 92, of Menomonie,died Friday, Sept. 25,1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Melvin was born Dec. 23, 1905 in the Town of Menomonie to John and Augusta (Strehlau) Greene. He was raised in the Town of Menomonie and attended Hill Top School. Melvin later served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II.

Throughout the rest of his life Melvin did general labor work in the Dunn County area.

Melvin was a member of the Hosford-Chase American Legion Post #32 in Menomonie. He also enjoyed fishing.

Melvin is survived by five sisters and one brother: Mabel Hardy, Menomonie; Edna Gallman, Menomonie; Ester Thibado, Menomonie; Marian (Clarence) Ford, Menomonie; Dorothy Dickinson, Warren, Minn.; John (Anne) Greene, St. Paul; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irma Hathaway and Lillian Wagner; and three brothers, Clarence, Louie and Harry Greene.

Funeral services for Melvin will be Monday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home with Rev. David Whelan officiating.

Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and an hour before the service on Monday.

Irene H. Flick

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 27, 1998, p. A6

Irene H. Flick, 73, of Chippewa Falls and formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Lutheran Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Irene H. Thompson was born Jan. 5, 1925 in Forest City, Iowa to Henry and Grace (Gulbertson) Thompson. As a child she moved with her family to Dunn County.

Irene graduated from Dunn County Agricultural School and started teaching at the age of 16. She taught at Dunnville, Twin Hill, Miller Hill and Hawthorne Schools for many years.

Irene married Junior Traxler in 1944. After his death in 1948 she later married Grant Flick in 1950.

Irene moved to Chippewa Falls and then Spooner for several years, finally returning to spend the rest of her life in Chippewa Falls.

Irene enjoyed fishing, hunting and she loved to read.

She is survived by one son, Larry (Donna) Flick, Knapp; two grandsons, Wayne (Jennifer) Flick, Menomonie; Chad Flick, Knapp; one great-grandson, Dalton Flick; one niece, Bugs Cartwright, Menomonie; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Shirley and Gordy Thompson; and a sister-in-law, Nellie Thompson.

A memorial service for Irene will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

Jeanne M. Polasky

Dunn County News, Wed. Sept 30, 1998, p. A6

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Jeanne M. Polasky, 74, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., due to complications with her heart.

Jeanne was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Kenosha, the daughter of Thomas and Louise (Essman) Maney. She attended schools in Mukwonago. Following high school, she attended Miss Brown's School of Business in Milwaukee.

Jeanne married Harold J. Polasky on Dec. 27, 1944, at the cathedral in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage, they lived in Mukwonago, where Jeanne continued to work until the births of her four children. In August 1962, they moved to Menomonie, where they have resided and raised their children.

Jeanne was an active member for many years of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. She also enjoyed homemaking, golf and bridge. After Harold's retirement in 1983, they enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Harold died in 1988. Jeanne remained in Menomonie the rest of her life.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary (Nick) Rassbach of Colfax, Judy (Carl Willard) Polasky of Hudson, and Joan Polasky of Woodbury, Minn.; one son, Jerry (Pam) of Oconomowoc; four grandchildren, Anne and Jill Rassbach and Josh and Jon Polasky; and a stepbrother, Jim Mealy of Waterford.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her stepfather, Burdette Mealy.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Lloyd A. Fransway Jr.

Dunn County News, Wed. Sept 30, 1998, p. A6

Lloyd A. Fransway Jr., 61, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Lloyd was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Lloyd and Rosemary (Cardinal) Fransway. Lloyd grew up in Chippewa Falls, and attended public and parochial schools in Chippewa Falls.

He was a member from May 14, 1952, to Mary 10, 1954, of the National Guard. Lloyd then entered the U.S. Navy as a seaman and cook, serving until Nov. 14, 1959.

He married Elaine Noble on Nov. 30, 1959, and together they raised their family.

After working at several butcher shops, he became head chef at the Eau Claire Hotel, holding this position six years. He then worked as a chef at the Eau Claire Country Club and at Van's Supper Club. Lloyd then opened and managed the Whitetail Golf Course kitchen, providing 14 years of excellent food and dining.

Lloyd served nine years on the board of directors of Colfax Sport and Recreation. He also drove school bus, and was a lifetime member of the Colfax FFA Alumni.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine "Lollie"; two sons, Bruce (Loretta) and Randy (Sue), both of Elk Mound; three daughters, Robin (Ronnie Rios) Fransway of Cody, Wyo., Lisa (Mike Schneider) Fransway of Eau Claire, and Terri Fransway of Elk Mound; a stepson, Donald (Tammy) Noble of Burlington; 11 grandchildren; two very special grandsons, Josh and Bryce; six sisters, Jackie Hepfler, Patricia Sedani, Jennifer Armstrong and Susan Modl, all of Chippewa Falls, Laura Brown of Colfax, and Sally Chartrand of Elk Mound; and four brothers, Tony, Roger and Scott, all of Chippewa Falls, and Sam of Cameron.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, one grandchild, and one sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in Barum Cemetery in the Town of Elk Mound.

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

Raymond J. Middendorp

Dunn County News, Wed. Sept 30, 1998, p. A6

Raymond J. Middendorp, 84, of Prairie Farm died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at the Barron Memorial Medical Center.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with interment in Sunset Cemetery in Prairie Farm. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Bertha N. Pierson

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 4, 1998, p. A6

Bertha N. Pierson, 86, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care Center in Waco.

The former Bertha Nora Anderson was born July 4, 1912, in the Town of Sand Creek, Dunn County, to Albert and Lena Anderson. She married Walter Pierson on March 9, 1935, in the Town of Sand Creek.

Bertha was a lifelong resident of Dunn County and a homemaker. She also retired from Sanna Dairies after 20 years of service.

She spent her latter years in Orlando, Fla., and Waco with her daughter, Judy, and son-in-law, Jim Johnson.

Bertha is survived by two sons and one daughter, Jerome (Audrey) Pierson of Glenwood City, Ronald (Judy) Pierson of River Falls, and Judy (Jim) Johnson of Waco; a sister, Doris Ranney of Chetek; a brother, Willis Anderson of Chetek; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Anderson, Yvonne Anderson, and Ceile Anderson, all of Chetek; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter, four brothers, Ernest, Clarence, Art and Gilman Anderson; and a granddaughter, Brenda Pierson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 3, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in The Lutheran Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Helmer I Severson

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 4, 1998, p. A6

Helmer Ingman Severson, 92, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Jan. 27, 1906, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County to Carl and Christina (Berg) Severson. Helmer was baptized and confirmed at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Menomonie.

He graduated June 7, 1919, from Valley View Country School. Helmer later attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and received a certificate of completion of courses in the automotive department on Jan. 30. 1925.

Helmer married the former Mavus Rasmussen on Sept. 24, 1927, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. They lived in Downsville and later Menomonie. To this union, a son, Darrel, and a daughter, Patricia, were born.

In his early years, Helmer had a garage in North Menomonie and repaired cars. He also worked at Lakeside Aluminum, in blacksmith and welding shops in Menomonie, and at Presto Industries in Eau Claire.

In 1947, Helmer purchased the Spring Valley Iron Works and Foundry in Spring Valley, where he worked until it unfortunately burned down. They moved to Amery for a while, and Helmer worked at Fabri Tek. He later worked at Fabri Tek in Baldwin.

Helmer retired at age 67, but had a shop in Wilson to keep himself busy. Helmer and his wife lived in a trailer home beside his shop until poor health prevented this.

Helmer was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, a former member of the Sons of Norway, a committeeman in the early 1940s for Troop #4, Boy Scouts of America, in Menomonie, and he belonged to the Pioneer Threshers Club Inc. of Dresser.

He enjoyed his antique machinery and in the 1960s demonstrated threshing oats on his farm in rural Wilson, using his antique steam engine and threshing machine.

He always like the outdoors and took his children hiking around the Menomonie area when they were young. He also taught them about fishing. In his latter years, he still enjoyed hiking through the woods and especially liked to pick wild berries.

Helmer is survived by a son, Darrel (Terri) Severson of Houston, TX; a daughter, Patricia (Verlyn) Falde of Baldwin; one brother, Alvin (Lorraine) Severson of Markesan; two sisters, Elvina Running of Menomonie and Clara Thon of Follansbee, WV; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Helmer was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mavus, in 1993; and two great-grandchildren, Amy Joy Falde and Christian David Nagel.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Rolf Morck and Sally Ankerfelt officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Dunn.

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

Clarence L. Berger

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998, p. A6

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Clarence L. Berger, 91, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Clarence was born July 19, 1907, in Menomonie, the son of Lewis and Barbara (Roleff) Berger. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1925 from Menomonie High School. After high school, he worked for the Menomonie Brick Yard, and also served many years on the Volunteer Fire Department. He married Sidona Schill on April 3, 1934, in Menomonie. After marriage, they made their home in Menomonie and Clarence worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis during World War II. Clarence then worked at Presto Industries in Eau Claire for 28 years, retiring in 1971. Sidona died in 1990.

Clarence is survived by a daughter, Patricia Leach of Rice Lake; two sons, Daniel Clare Berger (Dace Zoltners) and Larry (Linda) Berger, both of Menomonie; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, a daughter, Shirley Eighmy in 1997; three brothers, Jim, Lewis and Ray; and one sister, Leona Meyers.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Charles Blecha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Doris R. Dutter

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998, p. A6

Doris R. Dutter of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at her home. Doris was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Colfax to Olaf and Helga (Nystad) Christianson Olson. She attended school in the Colfax area and graduated in 1944 from Colfax High School. Doris married Wm. C. Dutter in 1945 in Elk Mound.

She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Karen) of San Diego, Calif., Dean (Tina) of Lincoln; and Bill (Mary) of Mobile, Ala.; four grandsons, Jeff and Brian (Colleen) of San Diego and Tony and Tyler of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Erica and Breanne of Mobile; two sisters, Opal (Jerry) Johnson of Macon, Ga., and Lorraine (Howard) Hovde of Shakopee, Minn.; a brother, Rueben (Ardys) of Minneapolis, Minn.; a half sister, Alice Reinertson of Muskegon, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Irma Olson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Marvin Olson; two half brothers, Harold and Parence Christianson; and three half sisters, Mina Iverson, Esther Borreson and Olg Priesinger.

Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Norton Lutheran Church of rural Colfax with Pastor Gary Garnatz officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be sent to Hartland Hospice at 555 S. 70th St., Lincoln, NE 68510, or a charity of donor's choice.

Lillian M. Larson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998, p. A6

Lillian M. Larson, 90, formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Oct. 3,1998, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.
Walter A. Sillars

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998, p. A6

Walter A. Sillars, 65 of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 5,1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Walter was born May 3, 1933, in Worcester, Mass., the son of Henry A. and Louise Sillars. He grew up in Massachusetts and later Pennsylvania. Walter received his bachelor of arts, master of arts and Ph.D. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.

Walter was retired, having taught mathematics and computer science at several universities, most recently at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He married Dr. Margret Kothmann on June 5,1978, in Towson, Md.

Walter is survived by his wife Margret "Peggy" Kothmann; a daughter, Rachel Sillars, and a son, Ethan Sillars, both at home; a half sister, Lee Oakum of California; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the First Congregational Church or the Dunn County Humane Society.

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

Edward J. Katzmark Sr.

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998, p. A6

Edward J. Katzmark Sr., 85, of Wheeler, formerly of St. Paul, Minn., died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at his home in the Town of Hay River after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Edward was born July 18, 19113,in St. Paul, the son of Stanley and Mary (Veniski) Katzmark. He was raised in St. Paul most of his life. He married Bernice Nalipinski on May 20, 1939, in St. Paul. He worked at Hamm's Brewery in St. Paul for 28 years, retiring in 1975. In 1974, they moved to the Town of Hay River, rural Wheeler, where he remained the rest of his life.

Edward is survived by his wife Bernice, of 59-1/2 years; five daughters, Karen (Joe) Zimlich of St. Paul, Kristeen (John) Lemanski of Eagen, Minn., Linda (Roger) Salava of Oakdale, Minn., Joy (Stephen) Connor of Snowmass Village, Colo., and Conni (Jim) Sokolouski of Maplewood, Minn.; two sons, Edward (Barb) Katzmark Jr. of Forest Lake, Minn., and Jim (Noriko) Katzmark of Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; one niece, and two nephews.

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

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in St. Paul. Rev. Pat Casey will officiate and burial will be in Union Cemetery in Maplewood. 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 from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Lorraine C. Wilman

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 11, 1998, p. A6

Lorraine Caroline Wilman, 81, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Lorraine was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Cady Township, St. Croix County, the daughter of Ferdinand and Magdalena (Lillie) Moldenhauer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, a longtime member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, and currently a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

Lorraine grew up in Cady Township where she attended Cady Lucas School. On Aug. 1, 1942, she married John Wilman. They were married at the Hatchville Parsonage. John and Lorraine farmed the Moldenhauer homestead in Cady Township until retirement.

Lorraine took loving care of her family. She especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and gardener and took meticulous care of her home.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene (Jacque) Wilman of Spring Valley and Duane (Linda) Wilman of Wilson; one daughter, Nancy (George) Lamon of Elmwood; seven grandchildren, Tracy (Brian) Wellington, Chris Wilman, Jim Wilman, Lisa Wilman, Lori Wilman, Hilary Lamon and Holly Lamon; one great-grandson, Damek Wellington; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, who died Feb. 22, 1998; seven sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Music was provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, and Cindy Kongshaug and Pastor Kauffeld, vocalists. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers were Alan Timm, Neil Brunkhorst, Bill Strand, LaVerne Moldenhauer, Harold Wik, Don Erickson, Erling Moldenhauer, LaVern "Bud" Timm and Eugene Klatt. Bearers were Charles Hillstead, Chris Wilman, Jim Wilman, Brian Wellington, Dean Timm and Barry Schafhauser.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Amy I. Goercke

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 11, 1998, p. A6

Amy I. Goercke, 63, of Apache Junction, Ariz., and formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in Arizona.

The former Amy Sager was born March 6, 1935, in Menomonie to Alfred and Janette (King) Sager. She married Forrest Goercke and they have lived in Apache Junction for a number of years.

Amy is survived by her husband, Forrest, of Apache Junction; three daughters, Jody (Gary) Kephart, Dianne (Ron) Smith and Linda Knuth; one son, Charles (Deborah) March; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Carol (David) Tilseth; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Lee MacInnes officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before services on Wednesday.

Alice M. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 11, 1998, p. A6

Alice M. Hintzman, 66, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Alice Mae Smith was born on May 14, 1932, in Menomonie to Albert and Helen Lankey Smith. She spent most of her early life in the Cedar Falls area.

On June 7, 1950, Alice married James M. Hintzman in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Menomonie for 29 years. Six children were born to this union.

In 1979, Alice entered the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. She was afflicted with MS.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Schneider of Knapp and Jayne (Sky) Anderson of Menomonie; three sons, James Hintzman, Dennis (Kim) Hintzman and Joel (Jayme) Hintzman, all of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren, Jared and Jordan Hintzman, Jessie, Danielle and Randi Hintzman, Jason, Adam and Carrie Schneider, Ashley and Spencer Anderson; two stepsisters, Rose Studebaker and Ruth (Vernon) Caturia; both of Menomonie; and other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Clara Smith; three brothers and a son.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12,1998, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the M.S. Society.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Diane D. Darling

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 11, 1998, p. A6

Diane D. Darling, 65, of Bloomer, formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Diane was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Barron. She was the daughter of Osmond and Effie (Samdahl) Darling. She was developmentally disabled and since the age of seven has resided in institutions for the mentally challenged.

She is survived by a brother Armond Darling of Sunnyside,Wash., and a niece Sandy Darling of San Marie, Idaho.

Diane is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Frank.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in the Froen Cemetery in the Township of Red Cedar. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Albert W. Kelling

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 14, 1998, p. A6

Albert W. Kelling, 90, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 12,1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided the last 3-1/2 years.

Albert Walter Ludwig Kelling was born Oct. 30, 1907, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to August and Minnie (Wismer) Kelling.

Albert married the former Avis Neverdahl on June 8, 1935, in Menomonie. They farmed the home farm in the Town of Red Cedar for many years. Albert later drove truck for Roberts Wholesale Co., in Eau Claire for 17 years. In 1980, Albert and his wife moved to North Menomonie.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and served on the Church Council. He also enjoyed fishing and playing dartball.

Albert is survived by a daughter, Joan (Robert) Prochnow of Rio Rancho, NM; one granddaughter, Marianne (Richard) Arnzen of St. Cloud, Minn.; three great-grandchildren, Ben, Brittany, and Tia; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Avis; two brothers, Charles and George Kelling; one sister, Edna Kaiser; and a grandson, Jeff Prochnow.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Viola "Dolly" Roswell

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 18, 1998, p. A6

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Viola M. "Dolly" Roswell, 69, of rural Wheeler died from liver cancer on Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Viola "Dolly" Owen was born Jan. 16, 1929, in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, to Henry and Mary (Thomas) Owen. She was a lifelong resident of the Wheeler area and attended Colfax High School. Dolly was employed for many years as a receptionist for The Dunn County News.

She was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler.

Dolly's favorite pastimes were painting, crossword puzzles, bird watching, reading and traveling with her husband. She was devoted to her husband of 52 years and her family, and lived life to the fullest.

Dolly was loved and will be dearly missed by her husband, Arlo; three daughters, Linda (Robert) Barta of Cameron, Mary (Ronald) Bergeson of Colfax, and Shirley (John) Sexton of Clovis, Calif.; her sister, Sharon (Hal) McGee of Elkhart, Kan.; two grandsons, Todd Barta and Joshua Windsor; four granddaughters, Jodi Windsor, Heather (Bergeson) Olson, Jessica Bergeson and Kristi Barta; two nieces, Toni and Bobbi Forbes; and other relatives and friends.

Dolly was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

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

Mary E. Porter

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 18, 1998, p. A6

Mary Elizabeth Porter, 83, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the American Lutheran Nursing Home in Menomonie.

Mary was born Dec. 1, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of John S. and Laura M. (Colgrove) Peoples. Mary lived in Minneapolis, Washington, DC, and Milwaukee before moving to Oak Park, Ill.

Mary graduated from high school in Oak Park, and like her mother and grandmother, graduated from the University of Minnesota. Mary married William H. Porter in 1939. She worked at Western Electric, then served in World War II with the WAVES.

After the war, they lived in Maywood, Glenview, and Elmhurst, Ill., Appleton, and Prescott, Ariz., before moving to Menomonie in 1991. Mary worked at Wright Junior College in Chicago until the birth of her son, and later at a book store in Appleton.

Mary was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing and music. Mary was a book lover, an avid reader, and passed that gift along.

She was a gentle person, unfailingly kind even through illness, and had a deep inner strength.

Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill Porter and Wendy Dittman of Menomonie; a granddaughter, Laura Porter of Menomonie; cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William, of 59 years in July 1998; and a sister, Virginia Peoples Swanson.

Memorial services are 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Friends may call following the services until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jean Rae Sommervold

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 21, 1998, p. A6

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Jean Rae Sommervold, 63, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, peacefully at home with her family.

Jean was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Menomonie to Melvin and Irene (Cook) Sommervold. She graduated from Menomonie High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jean married Neil Russ and moved to Madison. She was a buyer for Manchester's Department Store for many years before moving to Fond du Lac, where she owned and operated Sommervold's Apparel. She later returned to Menomonie to care for her mother, Irene.

Jeanne was blessed with many gifts, talents, creativity and a contagious smile. She was loved and will be missed by her family and many lifelong friends.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Joette Lampe of San Diego, Calif.; her son, John (Dorothy) Russ of Deerfield; a sister, Shirley (Barney) Kirchoff of Colfax; three grandsons, Jason (Bertha) Lampe, Gavin Lampe and Blas Lampe, all of San Diego; a stepgranddaughter, Jennifer Imhoff of Eau Claire; a great-granddaughter, Selena Lampe of San Diego; two nieces, Julie (Mark) Kinney of Menomonie and Susan (Tom) Harrell of Elberta, Ala.; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Thomas Culhane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Irene Sommervold.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. John Mikkelson and Paul Pillman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Palmer Olson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 21, 1998, p. A6

Palmer Olson, 92, of Menomonie, formerly of Colfax, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Palmer was born Aug. 21, 1906, in the Town of Peru to Anton and Paulina (Holte) Olson.

He married Evelyn I. Shay on Aug. 10, 1926, in Wabasha, Minn. They lived 11 years in the Mondovi area, farmed for 29 years in t he Town of Elk Mound, and spent 24 years in Colfax. While farming, he drove caterpillar for his father, doing snow removal, and worked for an implement dealer, repairing machinery.

He was a member of Barum Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; five sons, Eugene of Eau Claire, LeRoy of Chippewa Falls, Waldemar (Barb) of Rockford, Ill., Gerald of Apple Valley, Calif., and Norman of Elk Mound; four daughters, Elaine Mahnke of Elk Mound, Carmen Weber of Menomonie, Mavis (Lash) LaRue of Deer River, Minn., and Algie (Bob) Ziebell of Colfax; two sisters, Ellen Sperstad and Rozella Olson, both of Menomonie; 36 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey Knoff, three brothers, three sisters, two daughters-in-law, and two sons-in-law.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Barum Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal. A. Schroetter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Rev. George A. Becker

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 21, 1998, p. A6

Father George A. Becker, 72, died at 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at Sacred Heart Rectory in Elmwood following an advanced illness due to cancer. He had been retired since Sept. 11, 1998, and continued to reside at Sacred Heart Parish.

Father Becker was born on June 28, 1926, in Boston, Mass., to George and Theresa (Aiken) Becker; the oldest of two children. Because of the parents' death when the children were very young, he and his sister Mary were raised by their aunt, Josephine Langone.

He attended St. Benedict's Elementary School in Somerville, Mass., and graduated from Malden High School in Malden, Mass. Father Becker attended Harvard University for one year in the Army Reserve program and spent 13 months in the enlisted reserve of the United States armed forces during World War II.

His seminary education was received at St. John's Seminary in Little Rock, Ark., where he received the bachelor of arts degree. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1953, by Most Rev. John P. Treacy at holy Cross Seminary Chapel.

Father Becker began his ministry in the Diocese of LaCrosse as assistant pastor at St. Patrick's Parish in Eau Claire. At the same time, he also was an instructor at Regis High School (1953-54).

In June 1954, he was assigned an assistant pastor at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Wisconsin Rapids. He also served as an assistant instructor at Assumption High School at that time.

In 1957 he became assistant pastor at St. Joseph;s Cathedral in La Crosse and in February 1961 he became the assistant pastor at St. Hedwig's Parish in Thorp. In August 1961, he became the assistant pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Colby.

From 1962-66, he served St. Joseph's Parish in Menomonie as assistant pastor. In 1966, Father Becker was then assigned as administrator of St. James Parish in Rising Sun until 1968 when he was named pastor of St. John's Parish in Cook's Valley.

As pastor, Father Becker served at Holy Rosary Parish in Owen (1970-75), St. John Parish in Peplin and St. Paul Parish in Mosinee (1975-98), and Sacred Heart Parish in Spring Valley (1984-1998). From 1989-91, he served a two-year term as a member of the Presbyteral Council, the principal body of consultation for the diocesan bishop.

Surviving Father Becker are his sister, Mrs. Mary (John) Hayes of Medford, Mass.; eight nieces and nephews; and a very special aunt, Josephine Langone of Andover, Mass.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Elmwood on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Raymond Burke presiding. Homilist was the Rev. Andrew Karoablis. Burial followed in Farm Hill Cemetery in Elmwood.

Visitation was at Sacred Heart Church in Elmwood from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

The family was assisted by Rhiel Funeral Home, Elmwood.

Members of the purgatorial society are requested to offer three Masses for the repose of the soul of Father Becker. May he rest in peace!

Amy Danovsky

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 25, 1998, p. A6

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Amy Ann Danovsky, 22, died suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at her home in Eau Claire.

She was born Oct. 3, 1976, in Menomonie, the daughter of Paul and Peggy (Mittlestadt) Danovsky. The Danovsky family moved to Stanley when Army was in fifth grade.

She graduated in 1995 from Stanley-Boyd High School, fifth in her class, and was a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at the time of her death. This December (1998) she would have received her degree in management information systems.

Amy, the 1994, Miss Stanley and Miss Congeniality, and her fiancé, Shawn LaChappelle, were planning a June 26, 1999 wedding in Stanley.

She is survived by her parents, Paul and Peggy Danovsky of Stanley; a brother, Joel, and a sister, Tracy, both at home; her fiancé, Shawn LaChappelle of Eau Claire; her paternal grandparents, Wesley and Delphine Danovsky of Connorsville; her maternal grandparents, Laurel and Gladys Mittlestadt of Boyceville; her great-grandmother, Lenora Johnson of Connorsville; aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 9, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Stanley with t he Rev. William Stewart officiating. Burial was in the East Side Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her cousins, Eric, Matt, Brian and Jeremy Mittlestadt, Kyle Schuman and Brad Stokke. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Mittlestadt and Kevin Schuman.

Plombon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Drake

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 25, 1998, p. A6

Mary A. Drake, 92, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

The former Mary Folstad was born May 22, 1906, in Menomonie to Arnt and Guru (Kvernemo) Folstad.

She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from River Falls Normal School.

She then taught at a rural Woodville elementary school

Mary married Harold Drake Sept. 10, 1927, in Red Wing, Minn.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and two sisters.

There will be a graveside service for Mary at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating.

Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Ruth M. Formoe

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 25, 1998, p. A6

Ruth M. Formoe, 89, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Ruth was born Dec. 11, 1908, in Menomonie to William and Mary (Moessner) Micheels. She was baptized on Jan. 10, 1909, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Ruth was confirmed Sept. 10, 1922, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm.

Ruth married Gilbert Formoe on Dec. 7, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn. Ruth and her husband farmed and Ruth worked at the Benner Box Factory in Downing from 1948 until it closed.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crossword puzzles and reading. Home was important to her.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Herb) Dow of Boyceville; two grandsons, Jerry (Gina) Dow of Newart, Ohio, and Wayne (Cindy) Dow of Dubuque, SD; two great-granddaughters, Veronica Dow and Madeliene Dow; one sister, Evelyn Brinkman of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert, in 19789, a sister, Viola Strand; and three brothers, Charles, George and Fritz Micheels.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial was in West Akers Cemetery, Town of New Haven.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.

Ione H. Quilling

Dunn County News, Sun, Oct. 25, 1998, p. A6

Ione H. Quilling, 77, of Eau Claire, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Dove Health Care in Eau Claire.

Memorial services were Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Sally Ankerfelt officiating. Burial of the cremains was in Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Doris I. Hattery

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Doris I. Hattery, 89, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Doris Irene Loveland was born July 28, 1909, in the Town of Beaver, Clark County, to Harry S. and Nellie (Holloway) Loveland. She attended elementary school and high school in the Loyal area.

Doris married Ralph J. H. Hattery on June 16, 1928, in Winona, Minn. Together they farmed in Clark County until 1942 when they moved to Dunn County and continued farming.

Doris and her husband raised a family of 10 children. When their youngest child started elementary school, Doris went to college and received her two-year teaching degree. She then taught elementary school for several years.

Doris was a member of the Upper Popple Creek Lutheran Church and later Hay River Lutheran Church.

In 1988, Doris and her husband retired and moved to Menomonie. Doris has resided at the Dunn County Health Care Center the last six years. She and her husband celebrated 67 years of marriage before his death in 1995.

Doris was a kind and loving person who enjoyed giving to others. Many of her family and friends were recipients of her generosity and beautiful hand work. She will be sadly missed.

Doris is survived by three sons and seven daughters, Harry "Jack" (Jane) Hattery of Somerville, Ala., Clara (Everett) Walde of Eleva, Annamae (Gerald) Goetzinger of Wheeler, Josephine (Brian) Davies of Skokie, Ill., Leona (Archie) Thorson of Osseo,Ralph d. (Carol) Hattery of New Berlin, Carol (Ted) Erickson of Boyceville, Wallace Hattery of George West, Texas, Beatrice (Ruben) Ladner of New Prague, Minn., and Christine (David) Boyer of Wilmar, Mnn.

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; a sister-in-law, Viva Loveland of Rio; a lifelong friend, Carol (Merle) Bushnell of Owen; nieces and nephews; an other relatives and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; two sisters, Bernice Walker and Gladys Brenneman; five brothers, Gaylord, Millard, Vernon, Leonard and Burton Loveland; and one grandson.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with the Rev. Paul Landstrom 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 and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Juanita L. Rose

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Juanita L. Rose, 36, 13096 41st Ave., Chippewa Falls, town of Hallie, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident in the Town of Hallie.

She was born Aug. 17, 1962, in Bloomer to Janet (Richardson) and Norman Rose. She grew up in Elk Mound and graduated in 1980 from Elk Mound High School. She attended St. Paul Bible College in St. Paul, Minn.

Juanita married Jacob Lehrke on Dec. 2, 1981, in Cochrane. She was then married to Clinton Kelshaw on Sept. 24, 1989, in Eau Claire. She had been employed at the Chippewa Herald-Telegram and Town and Country Saloon. She was presently employed as a receptionist and bookkeeper at Dealer's Northland Supply Co. in Eau Claire for the last two years.

She was the beloved mother of Amber Lehrke, Jacob Lehrke, Waylon Kelshaw and Cory Kelshaw, all at home, and son-to-be born son, Tyler. She is survived by her mother, Janet Oelig of Chippewa Falls; her father, Norman Rose of Elk Mound; her special friend, Mike Hanson of Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Brenda Rose of Chippewa Falls and Geraldine Rose of St. Paul; a niece, Sophia Cox; and a nephew, Zachary Cox.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Stanley and Grace Richardson and her paternal grandparents, Richard and Margaret Rose.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Steve Kaste, St. Joseph's Hospital chaplain, officiated.

Walter P. Donicht

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Walter P. Donicht, 89, formerly of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Walter was born July 8, 1909, in Downing to Paul and Lillian (Hanson) Donicht. He farmed with his father and brothers for several years and later worked as a woodsman, cutting pulp wood.

He lived in Siren for a number of years until moving to Boyceville. Walter moved into the Glenhaven Nursing Home on July 23, 1994.

Walter enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.

Walter is survived by two sisters, Viola Hoitomt of Boyceville and Lucille (Clifford) Marlett of Menomonie; three nephews, Myron (Janice) Hoitomt of Hager City, LaVerne (Peggy) Hoitomt of Glenwood City, and Barry (Pat) Marlett of Menomonie; four nieces, Diana (Dennis) Lentz of Eau Claire, Joyce (Lewie) Benitz of Wisconsin Rapids, Lois (Miles) Miller of Shell Lake, and Irene (Bob) Bjorklund of Cromwell, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two brothers, Raymond and George, and one sister, Clara Nordby.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial was in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

Raymond J. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Raymond J. Hintzman, 70 of Wheeler, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Lewis and Bessie (Yoder) Hintzman. On Feb. 13, 1954, he was married to Darlene Kindschy at Wheeler. They farmed in the Wheeler area all their lives where Raymond also worked at various logging jobs.

Raymond loved to dance, old-time music, fish, play cards, visit with his friends and family, and he dearly loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hintzman of Wheeler; two daughters, Debra (Norman) Lawrence of Auburndale and Diane (Robert) Stone of Woodbury, Minn.; one son, Dennis Hintzman of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Amanda Lake and Danielle and Michael Stone; two brothers, Melvin (Beverly) Hintzman of Chetek and Willard Hintzman of Barron.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lora Kindschy of Menomonie; five sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law, 22 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Ronald Hintzman; one daughter, Joann Hintzman; his parents; two sisters, Opal O'Brien and Doris Austin; and his father-in-law, Edwin Kindschy.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 28, from the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Rachael O'Mera officiating. Interment was in Hay River Cemetery.

Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements.

Edwin M. Mitlyng

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Edwin M. Mitlyng, 89, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Tucson, Ariz.

The cremains will be buried in Mamre Cemetery, west of Menomonie.

Roy Larson

Dunn County News, Wed, Oct. 28, 1998, p. A6

Roy Larson, 95, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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