Dunn County Obituaries
August 2000

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the August 2, 2000 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Agnes Krause

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, A6

Agnes "Aggie" Elizabeth Krause, age 75, of Menomonie, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayor Health System in Menomonie.

Agnes was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Menomonie to August and Nellie (Ford) Domke. She was raised in Menomonie. She married Robert Donald Krause on Feb. 14, 1945. She worked for 17 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, retiring in august 1986 at age 62 because of health problems.

Those who knew "Aggie" remember her special talent for poetry, whether it was a poem for a friend or an Irish limerick. Her joy and sorrow was writing for or about people. On June 22, 1978, she wrote about a friend after he passed away. That poem was placed on the Greg Schubert Memorial plaque with her mission at Hoffman Hills.

She is survived by two daughters, Leigh Ellen Cline, of Onalaska, Wash., and Mary Ann (Chris) Gruenhagen of Menomonie; her son, Robert Joseph Krause (fiancé Mary Gray) of Menomonie; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; her many friends from Hosford/Rich Apartments; her wonderful "girlfriends" who shared a special bond; her friends at UW-Stout; and a lot of poetry which we will cherish.

At her wishes, there will be no services. She will be cremated and burial will follow at a later date. We share our grief for our loss, but rejoice at the end of her pain, at last, and say good-bye from our mother with one of her poems:

When that time comes and I know it will,
That my small voice at last is still,
Remember always that I cared,
And treasured fondly times we shared,
When we were younger, you and I
remember, as I say good-bye.

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

Judith E. Rudie

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, A6

Judith E. Rudie, age 57, N6941 River Drive, Town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at her home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Menomonie, the daughter of the late James and Hazel (Eckert) Odness. Judy was married to Ted Rudie on Dec. 17, 1960, in Menomonie.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Shawano, and a former member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Town of Lessor. She served as an assistant minister, on the Church Council, member of the Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School for 20 years.

Judy enjoyed working at the M&I Bank, Shawano, for 27-1/2 years, and served as treasurer of the American Heart Association for 25 years. Judy and her husband, Ted, along with Orval and Joanne Aulenbacher, organized and served as leaders of the Richmond Busy Beavers 4-H Club for 19 years.

Judy loved her family and spent every minute she could with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ted; four children, Christine (Mark) Kovacevich of Spokane, Wash., Dennis (Leann) Rudie of Pulaski, Paul Rudie of Shawano, and Annie (Sean) Whalen of Appleton; nine grandchildren, Amelia, Matthew, Bradley, Amanda, Bradley, Kristin, Stephanie, Nicholas and Shelby; one sister, Nancy (Tom) Paschen of New London; one brother, James (Linda) Odness of Fairchild; and special friend, Helen Wegenke of Shawano.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Revs. Philip Bogen and Brad Pearson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano.

Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano was in charge of arrangements.

John R. Keller

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, A6

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John R. Keller, 66, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Menomonie to Alice (Duffy) and George Keller. He grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1951 from Menomonie High School. In 1954, he married Joyce Homer in Menomonie. He served from 1953 to 1955 in the U.S. Army. He worked in the family business, Keller Machine Shop, for a number of years. He married Joan (Hintz) Martinson in 1983.

He was a member of the Menomonie Fire Department, starting part-time in 1958, retiring as a captain in 1988. He then continued his education at CVTC, graduating in 1991 in accounting and data processing. He worked as a systems analyst for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Black River Falls, retiring in 1997.

John was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and a member of Masonic Lodge #164 and the Eau Claire Consistory. He enjoyed his grandchildren and traveling, and times spent with friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; one son, Jeffrey (Joanne) Keller of Menomonie; a daughter, Julie (Andrew) Olson of Land O Lakes, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Rhonda Martinson of Minneapolis, Minn., Ruth Ann Martinson of Menomonie, Pamela (Todd) Utpadel of Downsville, and Patricia Fassino of Strum; seven grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Donna) of Neenah; a sister, Ann (Tom) Hake of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Dan Alexander and Kurt Larson officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Travis G. Williams

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, A6

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Travis G. Williams, age 31, of N. Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Menomonie, died as the result of an auto accident near Gentryville, Ind., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, while traveling with his young son on a trip.

Travis was born Dec. 9, 1968, to Grant Jr. and Barbara (Leach) Williams. He graduated in 1986 from Menomonie High School. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, taking management and business courses.

He moved to Sioux City, Iowa, in March 1992 to work at Menards. After a few months, he moved to Terre Haute to become the hardware manager for Menards. Travis loved his job and especially his family.

When Travis was a newspaper carrier for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, he received a certificate for no complaints from his customers in all the years he had the route. His paper route and organ lessons meant a lot to him.

He is survived by his parents, Grant Jr. and Barbara Williams; two children, Travis Jay, 8, and Teresa, 13; fiancée, Tricia McBride; two sisters, Jacquelynn (Eugene) Wilman and Marcia (Pat) Greeley; two brothers, Lynn (Donna Donahue) Williams and Ken (Jill) Williams; four nieces, Tracy (Brian) Wellington, Jessi Williams, and Ashley and Latacia Greeley; five nephews, Chris and Jim Wilman, Jeff Weimer, Matt Greeley and Joshua Williams; a great-nephew, Damek Wellington; many cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mabel and Ward Leach, and his paternal grandparents, Gladys and Grant S. Williams Sr.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery, Town of Lucas.

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

Travis devoted all his free time to being a loving companion and father. He loved to coach softball and camp and fish with his son. He was a very loving son, brother, father, and uncle. He was a companion and friend to many.

A memorial fund has been set up by Menards for Travis at Terre Haute First National Bank, Plaza North, Terre Haute, IN 47804.

Robert W. Pfeilsticker

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, A6

Robert W. Pfeilsticker, age 83, 416 E. Tyler Ave., Eau Claire, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Luther Hospital following a cardiac arrest.

Bob was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Wabasha, Minn., the son of George and Cora (Barton) Pfeilsticker. He married Helen Sipple on Sept. 27, 1941, at the home of William and Mayme Sipple. They farmed for 11 years in the Iron Creek area, rural Menomonie, and nine years in Lund.

Bob and Helen moved to Eau Claire in 1964. He worked for the Eau Claire schools as custodian for 15-1/2 years and the children loved their "Mr. Bob." He sold DeKalb seed corn for 30 years and won many awards and trips as a salesman.

Bob took great pride in his flowers, especially his roses, and lawn. He was an active member of Chapel Heights United Methodist Church and of the church choir.

He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Czapiewski of Fountain City, Carol (Bert) Sandstrom of Fridley, Minn., Maxine (John) Lokken of Minneapolis, Minn., and Erma Olson of Colfax; a brother, George (Dorothy) Pfielsticker of Eau Claire; two sisters-in-law, Florence (Warner) Gebhardt and Janet Leach; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen on Jan. 26, 1998, and two sisters, Edith Kriese and Jacqueline Miller.

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Chapel Heights United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard Strait and Calvin Carey officiating. Burial was in Iron Creek Cemetery, Town of Spring Brook, rural Menomonie.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Linda Howell Stahl

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, A6

Linda Howell Stahl, age 53, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Linda was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Rhinelander to Lindy and Elvira (Hagen) Howell. Linda married Roger Stahl of Elk Mound. She attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie and was employed for 15 years as a case worker for the Dunn County Department of Human Services.

Survivors include her husband, Roger of Elk Mound; her mother, Elvira (Daniel) Stevens; two sons, Sean (Kim) of Shakopee, Minn., and Keenan (Becky) of Glenwood City; one brother, Raymond Howell of Rhinelander; and three grandchildren, Sydney, Kodey and Kailey.

Close friends are invited to a memorial service today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. at her home.  Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is handling arrangements.

Nancy A. Newhall

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, A6

Nancy A. Newhall, age 68, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at her home.

The former Nancy Rokola was born April 17, 1932, in Waukegan, Ill., to Jacob and Hilda (Nortunen) Rokola. She moved with her family to Hurley when she was nine months old where she lived until graduating from high school. She then moved to Milwaukee where she enrolled in the Milwaukee Deaconess Nursing School, graduating in 1954.

Nancy married Daniel Newhall on Oct. 2, 1954, in Ironwood, Mich. They lived in Madison for four years, Green Bay for three years, back to Madison for a year, and then to Ypsilanti, Mich., for 13 years before moving to Menomonie in 1978.

She worked as a registered nurse upon graduation from Milwaukee Deaconess and was associated the last 22 years with the Dunn County Health Care Center.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making rag rugs on a loom, and gardening.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Mark Newhall of Minneapolis, Minn., and Melissa (Andre) Kraft, Peter Newhall and Kurt Newhall, all of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Kia, Megan, Elaine and Claire Kraft; one sister, Doris (Reino) Estola of Ironwood; one sister-in-law, Delores Glaman of Hancock; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel in April 1995; her parents, Jacob and Hilda Rokola; and a brother-in-law, Dick Glaman.

Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Memorial are suggested in lieu of flowers.

Hazel A. Horman

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, A6

Services were held Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the Daniel Funeral Home in Sartell, Minn., for Hazel A. Horman, age 92, formerly of Park Garden Apartments in Waite Park, who died Monday at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell.

Hazel was born Dec. 23, 1907, in Osseo to Arne and Susie (Larson) Hageness. Hazel attended Country Grade School at Clemenson School, Clear Creek, Eau Claire County, for seven years and graduated from the eighth grade with her older sister, Esther. She was also confirmed that year at St. Paul's Church in Strum on July 10, 1921, by Pastor O. A. Hjemboe. Hazel attended Osseo High School and graduated in May 1925.

Hazel attended Hunt's Business College in Eau Claire for one year, then went to work at a law office in Barron as a secretary and worked there for 12-1/2 years. She met Carl Horman in Barron, who was working for the Erickson Store as a meat buyer and cutter. He bought the Fair Store Meat and Grocery in Menomonie in 1938. They were married on July 11, 1939, in Chetek by Pastor Fred Kersten. Hazel was a bookkeeper and cashier for Carl until the store was sold in 1942 when Carl entered military service.

Hazel had a civil service job with the OPA office in 1942. Carl and Hazel went into the roofing and siding business in 1943. Hazel did the office work and bookkeeping until the business closed in December 1976. Hazel has lived in the St. Cloud, Minn., area since 1984 and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Shirley) Strom of Sartell; two grandsons, Geoffrey of St. Louis, Mo., and Erick of Rockville; and one great-grandson, Julian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl on June 30, 1977; two sisters, Esther Martinson and Alma; and two brothers, Arthur and Ervin.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Staff Sgt. Michael W. Severson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, A6

Staff Sgt. Michael W. Severson, age 34, formerly of Elmwood, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Ft. Polk in Louisiana.

Michael was born July 8, 1966, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Elmer and Esther (Brown) Severson. From age 3, he grew up in Elmwood where he was raised by his brother and his wife, Jerry and Mary Severson. Michael graduated in 1984 from Elmwood High School.

After high school, he attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. Michael later entered the U.S. Army and has served in the Gulf War-Desert Storm and in Bosnia. He married Sherrie O'Keefe on July 17, 1993, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Currently, Michael was stationed at Ft. Polk in Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrie; two daughters, Felicia and Makayla; his mother, Esther (Mike) Franzmeier of Barron; two sisters, Janet (Julian) Nelson of Prairie Farm and Carol (Scott) Dahlstrom of Amery; five brothers, Larry (Linda) and James (Sharon), both of St. Paul, Jerry (Mary) of Elmwood, LaVerne (Andrea) of Barron, and Dennis (Cindy) of Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Kenneth.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Sandra Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Arland Independent Cemetery, Township of Arland, Barron County, rural Prairie Farm.

Rhiel's Funeral Home in Elmwood served the family.

Germaine S. Stanton

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, A6

Germaine Sandra Stanton, age 50, of Rockford, Ill., passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at her home after a courageous and lengthy battle with bone cancer.

She was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Red Wing, Minn., the first child and daughter of Arthur and Inez (Skog) Zielieke. Germaine moved to Menomonie at age 5. She grew up in the Menomonie area, attended school, and graduated in 1968 from Menomonie High School. After graduation, she engaged in Bible educational work.

She was married to Gregory Stanton on Dec. 24, 1977, and spent the last 23 years in the Rockford area.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory; her mother, Inez; three brothers, La Moine (Mickey) Zielieke of Knapp, Dean (Ann) Zielieke of Menomonie, and Gale (Cindy) Zielieke of Hudson; seven nieces and nephews; an uncle, Eldon (Ruby) Skog; and two aunts, Dorothy (Zielieke) Roed and Viola (Zielieke) Knabb.

Her father, Arthur Zielieke, preceded her in death.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Rockford.

Benjamin Wellstein

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, A6

Benjamin Wellstein, age 83, of Knapp, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Benjamin was born Feb. 27, 1917, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, to Valentine and Mary (Laubenstein) Wellstein. He was raised in the Town of Lucas and attended Knapp School. He married Elvira Lausted on Nov. 7, 1942, at the Tainter EUB Church.

Together, Elvira and Ben farmed in the Town of Lucas until retiring in 1980. They moved to the Village of Knapp and resided there until December 1998.

Benjamin enjoyed his family and his life on the farm. Benjamin was enriched by the people who surrounded him. He believed in the value of friendship. He was challenged by the changing world around him and kept focused to the future.

After retirement, Elvira and Benjamin enjoyed traveling. They especially enjoyed the travels back to Germany and Europe to the birthplace of his father. Benjamin was blessed with the love of his grandchildren and the special time with his great-grandchildren.

He is survived by a son, Wayne (Marge) Wellstein of Menomonie; a daughter, Shirley (Michael) Kuhn of Knapp; five grandchildren, Robin (Dan) Scharlau, Michelle (Douglas) Faber, Chad (Rhonda) Kuhn, Bill Casper and Kathy Casper; five great-children, Dalton, Trenton, Sarah, Austin and Christopher; two sisters, Mable Jaeger and Violet Casper; and other relatives and friends.

Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elvira; three brothers, William, Paul and Daniel; and two sisters, Minnie Schaefer and Ruth Casper.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

M. Jean Smith

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, A6

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M. Jean Smith, age 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Margaret Jean Reed was born March 24, 1912, in Etna Green, Ind., to Clark and Esther (McGriff) Reed.

She married Paul H. Smith on Aug. 6, 1932, in South Whitley, Ind. Her husband entered the ministry in 1939 and during his 57 years as pastor, Jean assisted him in the following parishes: Mentone, Wawaka and Kempton in Indiana, and Hebron, Columbus, Edgerton, Beloit, Racine, Cedarburg, Chippewa Falls, Watertown and Wheeler in Wisconsin. Jean was also involved in the P.E.O.

Jean was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Paul (Marian) Smith of Loudon, Tenn., H. Don (Nona) Smith of Tomah, Dr. Clark Edwin (Joy) Smith of Menomonie, and Sarah (Bruce) Critser of Madison; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Faye Menser and Phyllis Martin, both of Tippecanoe, Ind.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; three sisters, Dorothy Hagan, Lois Wheadon and Marian Haab; and a half brother, Ernest Reed.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with Pastors Paul Doering and Marilynn Rushton officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Pleasant View Cemetery near Warsaw, Ind.

Memorials are suggested to the Wisconsin Conference Board of Pensions, United Methodist Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with arrangements.

Dorothy J. Peloquin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, A6

Dorothy J. Peloquin (nee Wittmer), age 53, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her daughter's home in Spring Hill, Fla.

Dorothy was born June 18, 1947, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Orville and Eleanor (Nelson) Wittmer. She attended school in Armstrong and Rochester, Minn., and graduated in 1965 from Glenwood City High School. She worked as a cook for a time, and later worked at Goodwill in Menomonie.

Dorothy enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Tammy Cusic of Spring Hill, Troy Peloquin and fiancé, Christal Luellen, of Wheeler, and Tara Hetrick and fiance Robert Terrana of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Brandon and Morgan, and Tiffany, Tanya and Tyler; parents, Orville and Eleanor Wittmer of Emerald; three brothers and two sisters, Janel Reese of Bushnell, Fla., Gwen Wittmer of Wheeler, Kevin (Debbie) Wittmer of Emerald, Kermit Wittmer and friend, Stella, of Clear Lake, and Ken (Nancy) Wittmer of Colfax; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, and a son, Edward Thoen.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Town of Emerald.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at the Everets Funeral Home in Glenwood City, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Raymond H. Welk

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, A6-A7

Raymond H. Welk, age 80, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Green Lake County, grew up in the Menomonie/Boyceville area, and was retired from John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works, Dubuque, Ia.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Welk; daughter, Susan (Peter) Schulert; grandchildren, Jason and Josh Gruzinsky and Kelly and Sean Gassie; brothers and sisters, Milo Welk of St. Paul, Minn., Elizabeth Hintzman and Gene (Mildred) Welk of Menomonie; Roy (Vivian) Welk of White Bear Lake, Minn., Isabel (Guy) Clark of Boyceville, and Robert (Jane) Welk of Apple Valley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

His daughter, JoAnn Gruzinsky, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet with the Rev. Ken Edwards officiating.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.

Ivan P. DeMoe

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, A7

Ivan Paul DeMoe, age 78, of Colfax, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the V.A. Hospital-Hospice Center in Milwaukee.

He was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Dodson, Mont., the son of Harry and Harriet (Stearns) DeMoe.

He is survived by his son, Randolph K. (BJ Swanson) DeMoe of Humboldt, Tenn.; two daughters, Linda (Chuck) Dishroom of South Elgin, Ill., and Brenda DeMoe of Kenosha; one sister, Clovis Gray of Kenosha; one brother, Wayne (Stella) DeMoe of Colfax; one sister-in-law, Diane DeMoe of Colfax; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and eight brothers.

A private family service is planned.

Eleanor D. Drinkman

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, A6

Eleanor D. Drinkman, age 84, formerly of Connorsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Eleanor was born Jan. 2, 1916, to Frank and Mary (Breitzman) Link. She married Paul Drinkman on May 29, 1933, in downing. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Connorsville, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. Eleanor was also active in the Birthday Club. She worked as a midwife for several years.

Eleanor is survived by two sons and four daughters, Joseph (Carolyn) Drinkman of Amery, Kenneth (Jennie) Drinkman of Menomonie, Dolores Kedrowski of Glenwood City, Shirley Jarchow of Eagen, Minn., Viola (David) Nelson of Amery, and Patsy (Dale) Woodard of Deer River, Minn.; six sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Annis of Wilson, Phyllis (Louis) Kedrowski of Little Falls, Minn., Mary Lou (Harold) Lockwood of Wheeler, Pauline (Ted) Seeger of Prairie Farm, Paula Wheeler of Glenwood City, and Verna (Ted) McCuen of Downing; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, in 1988; a sister, Dorothy Sutliff; and three brothers, Art, Ken and Vernon Link.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Revs. Nancy Diller and Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

William L. Setter

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, A6

William (Bill) L. Setter, 76, of 303 W. 4th Ave., Colfax, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Dunn County Health Care Center, Menomonie.

Bill was born on April 9, 1924, to Louis and Ruth Setter in Downing. He attended school in Boyceville, graduating in 1941. William served his country in WWII in the Air Force from 1942-45. Bill married Anna Mae Lande on Aug. 11, 1945, in Menomonie. He farmed in Knapp for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anna, of Colfax; a daughter, Jean (Jim) Kuhn of Waverly, Minn.; a son, Gregory (Tina) Setter of Colfax; daughter-in-law, Marion of Cumberland; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Bird of Menomonie, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Douglas Setter, and a granddaughter, Sara Kuhn.

Funeral services were on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Colfax Lutheran Church, with Rev. Les Walck officiating. Burial with full military rites, conducted by Russ Toycen Post 131, was in Evergreen Cemetery, Colfax.

Sampson Funeral Chapel served the family.

Myrtle E. Eisenhuth

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, A6

Myrtle E. Eisenhuth, 64, Colfax, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after numerous complications resulting from a fire in May.

She was born in the Menomonie area to Robert R. and Sara A. (Cook) Rossiter on Dec. 6, 1935. She married John K. Eisenhuth on July 22, 1954.  They moved to Janesville before moving back to Menomonie area 20 years ago.  John preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1981 in Madison.

Survivors include two sons, Bill D. Eisenhuth of Argyle and Bobby A. Eisenhuth of Beloit; five daughters, Sharon K. Eisenhuth of Arizona, Judy (Tim) Strait of Beloit, Phyllis M. (Andy) Wilson of Colfax, Bessie E. (William) Cataract of Menomonie and Jackie L. Eisenhuth of Boyceville; 11 grandchildren; two grat-grandchildren; one brother, Rolland R. (Betty) Rossiter; four sisters, Louise E. (Les) McQuiston, Alice M. Acheson, Mable M. (Darrell) Dohms and Mary J. (Donald) Knuth, and sister-in-law, Erna Sorenson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a brother, Delbert C. Rossiter, and four sisters, Hazel M. (Fred) Hulbert, Ethel J. (Grant) Greggory, Margorie R. (Everett) McQuisten and Beatrice M. Rossiter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville with Pastor Aaron Blumer officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of services at the church.  Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is assisting the family.

Jeffrey D. Dickson

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 23, 2000, A6

Jeffrey D. Dickson, age 57, of Prairie Farm, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence.

He was born June 21, 1943, in Eau Claire to Thomas and Dorothy (McLain) Dickson.

A memorial service for Jeff was held Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm with Pastor Oz Twedt officiating.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin served the family.

Elvina Goodell

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 23, 2000, A6

Elvina Goodell, age 101, of Menomonie, formerly of Wheeler, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Elvina Hovland was born Nov. 28, 1898 in Flandreau, S.D. to Hans and Alisa (Christopherson) Hovland. When a young girl she moved with her family to Wisconsin. She attended Big Beaver Country School and then Dunn County Normal School where she received her teaching degree. Elvina taught at Oak Creek, Otter Creek, Happy Valley and Wheeler schools.

Elvina married Paul Goodell in 19224 and lived in Wheeler since her marriage. She was an active member of our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler and the Ladies Aid where she served as treasurer for many years. Elvina enjoyed her flowers and she loved her family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Elvina is survived by a son, Malcolm (Mildred) Goodell of Wheeler; a daughter, Alice (Herbert) Lake of Boyceville; 10 grandchildren, Thomas (Julie) Goodell and John Goodell, both of Wheeler, Mary (Gary) Goodell Lentz of Colfax, Shirley Goodell and Aneta (Dorian) Spielman, both of Menomonie, Lonna Dorn, Diana Nutter, Rick (Gloria) Lake and Jeffrey (Kelley) Lake, all of Boyceville, and Melanie Lake of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Hovland of Flandreau; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul, four sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Hay River.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Daniel J. Thibado

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 23, 2000, A6

Daniel J. Thibado, age 69, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Homosassa, Fla., of complications from surgery.

He was welcomed to heaven by his father and mother, Neil and Maybelle (Werner) Thibado; a brother, Richard; and a son, Thomas.

Daniel was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Downsville. He graduated in 1948 from Menomonie High School. He attended college in Minnesota where he met his wife of 50 years, Theo Alyce (Tillisch). They married in October 1949.

He retired as a master electrician from Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif., and moved in 1990 to Homosassa Springs, Fla.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Theo; loving children, Michael, Peggy Dietz, Patrick (Carol), Mary (John) Demoe, Benjamin (Shawna), Peter (Sylvia) Elizabeth (John) Anderson, Jonathan (Debbie), Ann (Dennis) Straily, and Paul (Theresa); sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Donald) Snider; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held in Homosassa for family and friends there.

A graveside service and interment are planned at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Riverview Cemetery in Downsville. Notice will be given nearer the service date. Friends and family are all welcome to attend.

 

Marie Hayes

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 23, 2000, A6

Marie Hayes, age 80, of Menomonie, formerly of Milwaukee, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Don Bird

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 27, 2000, A6

Don Bird, age 47, of Yorba Linda, Calif., passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000.

He graduated in 1971 from Menomonie High School.

The funeral was held Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in Yorba Linda.

Plans now are to bring his ashes back. He will be buried in Teegarden Cemetery next to his late father, Wm. E. Bird.

Dorothy M. King

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 27, 2000, A6

Dorothy M. King, 82, formerly of 2521 10th St. South, Wisconsin Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Family Heritage Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Dorothy was born in 1918 in Menomonie to Sever and Betha White, one of 14 children. She is survived by her brothers, Eddie Louie, Fred Willem, Herbert Hurley, Kenneth Henry, and her sisters, Lottie Ellen, Elizabeth Carolyn, Frances Leona, Viola Arvilla and Bessie Lucille. She is preceded by her brothers Sever Alonzo, Bert and John Hiram, and a sister, Della Alice.

She married Francis King of Menomonie and moved to Wisconsin Rapids in 1946. She worked a seasonal job at Jens Nursery for many years and raised six children. Her husband, Francis, died in 1967.

She is survived by one daughter and four sons, Marlene Leinweber, Donald (Judy), Robin, Jerry (Michele), all of Wisconsin Rapids, and George (Sue) of Plover; eight grandchildren, Rod (Linda), Renee (Cliff), Steve (Linda), Cheri (Gary), Chris (Sue), Brian, Jason and Rebecca, and nine great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband, Francis; two sons, David (Carol) and Richard, and a special friend, Harvey Rubey.

She enjoyed dancing and gardening, and was well-known for her generosity and her energetic nature. She was loved by many and was known as "Ma King." We will always love you and miss you greatly.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, with Rev. Al Helms officiating. A fellowship and luncheon will be held afterwards at the Village of Biron Hall, 451 Kahoun/32nd St. North. A burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Ford Cemetery, Menomonie. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie assisted the family with local arrangements.

Lloyd E. Karnes

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 30, 2000, A6

Lloyd E. Karnes, age 88, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Spring Valley health Care Center.

Lloyd was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Cady Township, St. Croix County, the son of Walter and Minnie (Bowell) Karnes.  Presently, he was a member of the Congregational Church in Spring Valley.

Lloyd graduated in 1930 from Spring Valley High School. He continued his education and in 1935 completed a one-year agriculture course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He lived and farmed all his life in Cady Township.

Lloyd loved music and played the trumpet. He played taps at local cemeteries for Memorial Day services. He also played in a band that traveled the midwest. He served many years on the Cady Town Board and the Spring Valley School Board, and was sexton of Oak Ridge (Reed) Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters and one son, Nancy Ann Karnes of Osceola, Kathryn M. Schilling of Minneapolis, Minn., Janice R. Alberg of Woodbury, Minn., Marsha H.(Buck) DeMarais of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Gerald L. Karnes of Oakdale, Minn.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife; and two sisters, Bernice Schaffner and Evelyn O'Meara.

Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Private family graveside services were the following day at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Spring Valley with the Rev. Joan Tyvoll officiating the service.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Dennis Hintzman

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 30, 2000, A6

Dennis Hintzman, age 41, of rural Wheeler, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his home.

Survivors include his mother,  Darlene Hintzman of rural Wheeler, and two sisters, Debra Lawrence of Auburndale and Diane Stone of Woodbury, Minn.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas. Burial was in Hay River Cemetery, rural Wheeler.

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