Dunn County Obituaries
August 2001

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
August 1, 2001 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Ione Wood Kaunzner

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, A6

Ione Wood Kaunzner, age 93, formerly of Menomonie, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2001, at St. Joseph Residence in New London.

Ione was born on May 1, 1908, in Eau Galle, the daughter of the late Forest and Louisa (Delong) Wood. She moved to Menomonie as a young girl and lived there until June 1992, at which time she moved to New London. Ione was married to Lloyd "Kandy" Kaunzner, who preceded her in death in 1970.

She worked many years for Montgomery Wards, the Wisconsin Telephone Co., Cassel's Apparel Shop, Carolyn's Hallmark Store, and also her antique appraisal hobby.

She was active in many community organizations, including the Red Cross, Dunn County Historical Society, U.M.C. Circles, and the Evergreen Cemetery Board. She was a member of the Menomonie and New London United Methodist Churches.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Don) Wangen of Rothschild and Nancy Gabriel of New London; six grandchildren, Kandy Bowles of Pittsburgh, Pa., Nancy (Don) Stachnick of Spring, Texas, Bill Wangen and Ann Klemick, both of Rothschild, Jeff (Cheryl) Gabriel of New London, and Cindy (James) Gabriel Burton of Anacortes, Wash.; six great-grandchildren, Arielle Gabriel of New London, Billy and Kahlie Klemick of Rothschild, Jonathan and Christopher Bowles of Philadelphia, and Kendra Stachnick of Spring; a half-brother, Marvin (Martha) Wood of Weatherford, Texas; a brother-in-law, Arthur (Lu Ann) Wolf of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Anita (Pat) Wood Lazzara of Debary, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Amy Wolf, four brothers, two half-brothers,and two sisters.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with the Rev. Lucretia Fehrmann officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Ione's name.

Cline & Hanson Funeral Home of New London is assisting the family.

Richard A. Owen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, A6

Richard A. Owen, age 61, of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, rural Elk Mound.

He was born Dec. 23, 1939, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, rural Elk Mound, the son of Leonard and Ruby (Schumacher) Owen. He was raised in the Town of Spring Brook.

He served in the U.S. Army, mostly in Germany. After the service, he married Shirlee Schrantz on May 8, 1965, in Elk Mound. After marriage, they lived in Palmyra, where he was employed by the Amron Corporation. They later returned to Elk Mound where he remained the rest of his life.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shirlee; one son, Michael (Sue) of Eau Claire; one daughter, Tamara (Dennis) Pahl of Wheeler; six grandchildren; his parents, Leonard and Ruby Owen of Elk Mound; one brother, Dennis (Judy) of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Duane.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with the Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating. Burial was in the Fall City Cemetery, Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

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

 

Delia L. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, A6

Delia Louise Olson, age 87, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Delia was born March 21, 1914, in Eau Galle Township near Spring Valley to Daniel N. and Emma Martha Amelia (Faber) Danielson. She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Fylling at her parents' home and confirmed in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church by Rev. Laugendorf.

Delia attended Plain View Rural School. She worked as a helper in homes until her marriage on Oct. 23, 1934, to Alf Emory Olson. She was active in the A.L.C.W. of the Gilman Lutheran Church, holding several offices. She was a 4-H leader for 14 years, a member of the Gilman Center School Board, and secretary of the Gilman Church Council for several years.

Delia also held the office of secretary for the Pierce County Homemakers and was a worker for about 30 years with the American Cancer Society, Pierce County Unit. She was a member of the Gilman Lutheran Church since her marriage.

Survivors include her three children, Anita (Harvey) Fletcher of Mars, Pa., Don (Arlys) Olson of Menomonie, and Paul (Gail) Olson of Cedarburg; one granddaughter, Erika (Boris) Bartlog of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Ruby Danielson of Milltown and Lila Gilmore of Hollywood, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Alf; an infant daughter, Marianne Kay; her parents; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the Gilman Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Carmen Peterson officiating. Music was provided by Carole Lynum, organist, and Dorothy Brorson and Joy Wilson, vocalists. Burial was in the Gilman Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers were Irvin and Betty Larson. Pallbearers were Ron Thompson, Harold Thompson, Mitch Vanasse, Eric Vanasse, Larry Hurtgen and Jim Traynor.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Carl A. Lidster

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

Carl A. Lidster, age 77, of Downing, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Carl was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Ypsilanti, Mich., the son of James and Phyllis Lidster. Carl grew up in Pontiac, Mich., and attended elementary school there. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1943.

He married Lorraine Hanke Confer on Aug. 12, 1967, in Michigan. After marriage, they remained in Michigan until 1986 when they moved to Menomonie. In 1999, Carl moved to the Triple Springs Country Home in rural Downing.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, gardening, and people.

Carl is survived by four children, Terry Lidster and Patricia Lidster, both of White Lake, Mich., Brad Lidster of Garland, Texas, and Dawn Gentry of Metamara, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Deborah Confer of Menomonie; a brother, James Dolecki of Escondido, Calif.; and three sisters, Betty Splain and Joanne Wizner, both of Prescott, Mich., and Eva "Joyce" Norton of Crossville, Tenn.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at the Tainter United Methodist Church, rural Colfax, with the Rev. Steve Groves officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

 

John E. Weinkauf

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

John E. Weinkauf, age 57, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

John was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Milwaukee to Gerhardt and Louise (Kirk) Weinkauf. John grew up in Menomonie and graduated in 1961 from Menomonie High School. He served from 1961 to 1965 in the U.S. Air Force. John was in an automobile accident in 1965, and as a result, lived the remainder of his life at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

John is survived by his mother, Louise, also at the Dunn County Health Care Center; one brother, Gary (Sandy) of Eau Claire; one sister, Diane Niemeyer of Fort Atkinson; two nephews; two nieces; and one aunt, Catherine Winberg of Menomonie.

John was preceded in death by his father in 1986.

A private graveside service is being planned at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

 

Earl G. Radtke

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

Earl G. Radtke, age 87, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Earl was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Downing to Emil and Blanche (Cowles) Radtke. He graduated from Downing High School and married Valita Williams on May 8, 1938, in Wheeler. Together, they farmed in Downing for many years. Earl also was a shoe repairman in Menomonie and the surrounding area for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Valita Radtke of Plum City; two sons, George A. (Edith) Radtke of Concord, Calif., and Eugene E. (Ann) Radtke of Norfolk, Va.; one daughter, Judy Mose (Art) of Plum City; his grandchildren, Ryan and Amy Radtke, Crystal (Jeff) Rogers, Katrin (Tim) Hellmueler, and Ronald Urie; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Parmentier of Stoughton, Hazel Forshee of Peru, Ind., and Doris Lewis of Menomonie; one foster daughter, Helen Resong and family of the River Falls area; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Susan Urie; one brother, Lawrence Radtke; one sister, Irma Granica; and one grandson, Dean Mose.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Menomonie Alliance Church with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Town of Tiffany.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.

Raymond L. Hanson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

Raymond Lawrence Hanson, age 78, of Menomonie, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at his home with hospice.

Raymond was born Aug. 12, 1922, in the Town of Dunn to Herman and Helen (Ziehl) Hanson. He attended Daneville and Downsville schools. Later, Raymond joined the Army and was stationed in Italy for two years.

After service, he married Lela Turner on Oct. 8, 1946, and farmed in the Town of Dunn. In 1946, they moved to Menomonie where Raymond worked as a dispatcher and court officer for the Menomonie Police Department. He worked for the Eau Claire Leader and Peters Rentals until the time of his death.

Raymond had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips to Branson, making crafts, fishing, and taking pictures.

He is survived by his wife, Lela of Menomonie; one son, Bill (Linda) Hanson of Elk Mound; one daughter, Bonnie Hanson of Baldwin; five grandchildren, Jay, Lewis and Adam Hanson, Travis (Greta) Veenendall, and Tracy Veenendall; two brothers, Robert Hanson of Missouri and Norm (Lorraine) Hanson of Iowa; one sister, Virginia (Clark) Anderson of Woodville; three great-grandchildren, Courtney and Erik Hanson and Maggie Veenendall; and other relatives and friends.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Roger; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Rae Veenendall.

Memorial services are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

 

Bernice A. Stevens

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

Bernice A. Stevens, age 87, formerly of Wheeler, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards.

Bernice was born July 20, 1914, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Isaac and Marie (Wold) Aasen. She attended Plainview School and Dunn County Aggie and then graduated from Colfax High School. Bernice attended Business College in Eau Claire for one year.

Bernice married Albert Stevens on June 11, 1942, in Sand Creek. Together, they farmed in rural Wheeler for 36 years. Albert preceded her in death in 1983.

Bernice was a lifelong member of Hay River Lutheran Church. Her involvement included the Ladies Aid, serving as church custodian, a position her family has held for more than 60 years, and sexton of the church cemetery for 11 years.

Bernice moved to Wisconsin Rapids in October 1998 to live with her daughter, Barbara. In September 2000, she moved to Edgewater Haven Nursing Home.

Bernice is survived by one daughter, Barbara Stevens of Wisconsin Rapids; one son, Bruce (Karen) Stevens of Marshfield; two granddaughters, Cathy (Michael) Helmsing of Stevens Point and Sue Stevens (Dennis Kneeland) of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert; and one brother, Julian Aasen.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Hay River Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Lutheran Cemetery.

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.

 

LaVerne A. Sinz

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, A6

LaVerne A. Sinz, age 80, of Wilson, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

LaVerne was born April 17, 1921 to August and Alma (Kraft) Sinz in the town of Lucas. He served in the Army from 1942-1946. During that time he married his first wife, Cynthia DeLine, on June 28, 1944. After returning from service he worked as a heavy equipment operator until he retired. He later married Borghild (Foslid) Brunkow on February 14, 1972. Together they raised beef cattle on their farm located near the town of Wilson.

LaVerne loved the outdoors and enjoyed such things as hunting, fishing, and feeding birds. He also was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #139 and the Wilson American Legion.

He is survived by three step-daughters, Shirley Mittlestadt of Wilson, Marjorie "Tootie" (Richard) Smasal of Eau Claire, and Carol (Bill) Mittlestadt of Boyceville; two step-sons, Paul Brunkow and Lyle Brunkow; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lila Byington and Peggy (Ed) Boigenzahn; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Cynthia DeLine and Borghild (Foslid) Brunkow; one sister, Marge McClellan; and two brothers, Jack and Jerry Sinz.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, with Reverend Rachel O'Mera officiating.

Family may call 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be at Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Carrol "C.J." Stratton

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, A6

Carrol "C.J." Stratton, age 80, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in the Boulder City Hospital.

Born July 27, 1920, in Menomonie, he had been a resident of Boulder City for 39 years.

After spending many years in various enterprises, he retired as a maintenance person for the National Park Service.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he received the Purple Heart and several medals with Oak Leaf Clusters.

He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; a life member of the Elk's Lodge, where he earned the honor of being named Nevada State Elk of the Year 1985; and chosen as an Honorary DOE in 1979. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served as commander while living in Wisconsin, and was also a member of the American Legion.

He was an active bowler, played on the Elk's Mark Dart League, and loved to shoot pool with his brother Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Boulder City; three stepdaughters, Eileen Lockwood of Eatonville, Wash., Jennifer Hankins of Seattle, and Carla Poole of Madison; a stepson, Kent Hamilton of Rathdrum, Idaho; three sisters, Ruth Quigley of St. Anne, Ill., Gene Zegler of Forest City, Ark., and Nancy Doane of Menomonie; two brothers, Richard of Escondido, Calif., and Robert of Menomonie; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold; son, Jimmy; and daughter, Patty.

Private burial service.

Palm Mortuary-Henderson handled arrangements.

 

Marlys "Molly" I. Wheeler

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, A6

Marlys "Molly" I. Wheeler, age 70, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Marlys Inez Olson was born Aug. 11, 1930, in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Ingman and Margie (Siers) Olson. She attended school in the Ridgeland area and later achieved her GED in Menomonie.

Marlys "Molly" worked as a certified nursing assistant at several area nursing homes, retiring from the Colfax Area Nursing Home. After retiring, she worked for Green Thumb in the Menomonie and Boyceville area.

Molly was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. God and her family were her passion. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Molly is survived by two sons and two daughters, Danny (Brenda) Wheeler of Milltown, Kerry (Betty) Wheeler of Boyceville, Kimberly (Robert) Cropp of Durand, and Jill (Brent) Wold of Glenwood City; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Eileen (Al) Lindberg of Dallas; one brother, Paul (Jan) Olson of Owen; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

 

Pearl E. Zavada

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, A6

Pearl E. Zavada, age 80, of Osborn, Mo., and formerly of Menomonie, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at her daughter's home in Wheeler, with hospice.

The former Pearl Ellen Kincade was born April 3, 1921, in Menomonie, to Bert L. and Ethel L. (White) Kincade. She married Peter Zavada, July 14, 1939 in Milwaukee. During W.W. II Pearl worked as a welder in the shipyards in San Francisco.

Pearl was a private duty nurse's assistant in the many different places the family lived, and she was always an active church member. She also enjoyed bird watching. Pearl loved all of her family, but was especially close to her youngest sister who was a life long companion and friend as well as a sister. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Pearl is survived by two daughters and three sons, Donna M. Andrews of Wheeler, Jerome P. (Mary) Zavada of Spring Green, Paul B. (Kathryn) Zavada of Burlington, Dennis D. (Sherry) Zavada of Medford, and Susan M. (Don) Zavada Knaack; 12 grandchildren, Bryan Andrews, Dawn (Patrick) McDonald, Deanna (Ronald) Steinberger, Heather (Steven) Fischer, Shannon Zavada, Chad Zavada, Tanya Zavada, Kara Zavada, Kipp Zavada, Laura Zavada, Rochelle Knaack and Katrina Knaack; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother, Ruth H. Verdon of Menomonie, Glenn A. (Margaret) Kincade of Troy, Kan., E. Frances (Walter) Verdon of Stewartsville, Mo.; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter; and two brothers, Louis and Delbert Kincade.

Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Burial will be in Ford Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

 

Alice E. Phelan

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, A6

Alice E. Phelan, age 92, Menomonie, died, Friday Aug. 10, 2001, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Alice was born March 28, 1909 in the Louisville area of Dunn County, where she grew up. She was the daughter of John and Nellie (Newell) Weiss. Alice graduated from Durand High School in 1925. 1n 1926 she graduated from Dunn County Normal. She taught elementary schools at Valley View, Oakland, Wheeler, Louisville, Downsville and North School in Menomonie. Alice also graduated from River Falls State Teachers College in 1929.

She married Edward Phelan June 4, 1929, in Stillwater, Minn. After marriage they lived in Milwaukee for several years until the Depression. They returned to Menomonie and taught in the rural school system in the area. In 1951 they opened and operated the Motel Menomin which they ran for 25 years. Edward died in 1982. Alice was an active member of St. Joseph's Altar and Rosary Society for many years.

Alice is survived by her three children, a son, John (Jacqueline) of Racine; two daughters, Alice (Michael) Hickey of Reedsburg, Mary (Gary) Rients of Brighton, Mich.; a daughter in-law, Virginia Phelan of Sister Bay; a brother, Wayne Weiss of Menomonie; a sister, Betty Harris of Elmwood; 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Edward, Vince, Br. Matthew, Elizabeth, Joseph, Timothy, Kathleen, Terry, Margaret, Maureen, Bernadette and 18 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; a son, James; a grandson, Denis Hickey; and a brother, J. Newell Weiss.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home. On Monday evening, a Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

 

Linda Snyder

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, A6

Linda Snyder, age 44, of Otter Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Linda was born March 17, 1957, in Chippewa Falls to Merle and Helen (Schindler) Ellis. She grew up in Albertville and attended Colfax High School. On Aug. 2, 1973, she married David Snyder in Chippewa Falls.

Linda lived in Otter Creek and owned and operated the Otter Green House. She loved flowers, gardening, animals, horses and dachshunds. She will be missed by her loving family.

Survivors include her husband, David; three children, David, Penny (Mike Anderson), and Helen (Mark) McClenning; two brothers, Ken and Edmond Ellis; three sisters, Jean (Gilbert) Reischel, Donna (Harold) Loew and Grace Ellis; and five grandchildren, Mark, Peter and Jason McClenning and Jesse and Thomas Anderson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Bowe.

Funeral services for Linda are 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Wheeler with Pastor Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Popple Creek American 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.

 

Lois M. Siefert

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, A6

Lois M. Siefert, age 76, of Menomonie, died Thursday, August 16, 2001 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Lois Willer was born on March 18, 1925, to Herbert Henry and Minnie (Dinkheller) Willer, Sr. in Galesburg, Ill., the youngest of three children. She was baptized in 1925 at the Congregational Church in Galesburg and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie in 1952.

After graduating from Galesburg High School, Lois attended Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. She worked at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for about six weeks after graduation and then went to work for the School of Nursing at the University of Galesburg.

On December 20, 1947, she married Edwin W. Siefert at the Congregational Church in Galesburg. They moved to Champagne, Ill. where she worked at the TB sanatorium.

In 1951, they moved to Menomonie after her husband accepted a teaching job at UW-Stout. Lois worked at the Memorial Hospital and took additional training to become a certified school nurse. She worked as the school nurse for the Menomonie School System for 18 years, retiring in 1978.

Her constant companion has been her dog, "Puddin." She enjoyed doing crafts, golfing, playing Bridge, and socializing with family and friends.

Lois was an active member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the American Red Cross Board.

Lois is survived by two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Willer of Galesburg, Ill., and Marianne Willer of Galva, Ill.; four nieces and three nephews: Joanie Cline of Mesa, Ariz., Jeff Willer of Galva, Ill., Dr, Gerald (Carole) Jensen of Fridley, Minn., James (Christine) Jensen of New Berlin, Wis., Pat (Al) Sagstetter of Mesa, Ariz., Judy DeBoer of Oak Park, Ill., and Nita Kubricht of Crested Butte, Col.; and other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin; and two brothers, Herbert Henry, Jr. and James Edward Willer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2001 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Steve Schmelling officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Burial in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Marjorie Evelyn Mitchell

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, A6

Funeral services for Marjorie Evelyn Mitchell, a 77-year-old Buffalo, Wyo., woman who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo, were held Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. from the Willow Grove Cemetery with Father Steve Samples officiating.

Friends may, if they wish, donate to the ALS Society, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 North Adams Ave., Buffalo, WY 82834, who was in charge of all the arrangements.

Marjorie Mitchell was born on Nov. 6, 1924, in Downsville to Charles and Sadie (Edes) Mitchell. She was the last remaining child in her family of 11 children. She loved to cook, crochet, paint, and do crafts.

Marjorie was married to Harold Alfred Iverson for 25 years. They had three children together: Richard, Stanley and Shirley. They were later divorced and Harold passed away in 1976.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Shirley Garland of Buffalo; a son, Stanley Iverson of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, five sisters, and her son, Richard.

Alexandra "Chandra" Schoenberger

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, A6

Alexandra "Chandra" Elizabeth Schoenberger, age 30, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, in the Township of Lanark, Portage County, as a result of an automobile accident.

Chandra was born April 14, 1971, in Hawaii, the daughter of Dennis and Piya (Wongpanit) Shult. Raised in Sierra Vista, Ariz., she attended schools in that community, graduating in 1989 from high school, where she was senior class president and homecoming queen.

Chandra moved to Tucson, Ariz., and worked as a reservation agent for American Airlines. She went on to flight attendant training, and after graduation, was transferred to Chicago. Chandra worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines for five years.

Chandra was also a member of the Army Reserves, where she met and later married David Schoenberger on June 5, 1999, in Medford. Chandra attended Mankato State University where she graduated from Dental Hygiene School number one in her class. She worked as a hygienist in Winthrop, Minn., for two years. Chandra then moved to Menomonie where she was currently working as a hygienist for both Lisa Joyce, DDS, and Robert Norby, DDS.

To everyone who knew her, Chandra was the most beautiful person, both inside and out. Everything Chandra did, she did with total enthusiasm. Anyone who had contact with Chandra knows she would put a smile on his or her face for that moment, that day, that week, that month, that year, or for a lifetime. Chandra was a proud, caring and loving mother and wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. She will be truly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, David; a five-month-old daughter, Clair Elizabeth; her parents, Dennis and Piya Shult of Tucson; one brother, Jonathan Shult of Tucson; maternal grandmother, Nongnuj "Yai" Wongpanit of Tucson; and paternal grandparents, Russell (Mary) Shult of Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle M. Jacobson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, A6

Myrtle M. Jacobson, age 83, of Ridgeland, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at the Barron Medical Center.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at the Ridgeland Lutheran Church with burial in the Hay River Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Hay River.

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.

Esther M. Lyders

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, A6

Esther M. Lyders, age 100, formerly of Fremont, Neb. and Minneapolis, Minn., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, as a resident of The Lutheran Home at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

She was born in Menomonie on Nov. 25, 1900, to William F. and Christine (Torgerson) Micheels. She married Oscar Lyders in Menomonie on Dec. 26, 1921, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1991.

Esther was a graduate of Stout Institute in Menomonie and received her B.A. from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont. She taught home economics at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, and English at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont.

Esther had been a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis since 1985, and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont from 1929-85. She was an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter BH, of Minneapolis, and earlier had belonged to Chapter AJ of Fremont.

Survivors include her son, William O. (Phyllis) Lyders of Minneapolis; a daughter, Carolyn K. (William) Johnson of Williston, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dorothy L. Lyders; two sisters, Lucile Pannell and Valeria Angelbeck; and a brother, William J. Micheels.

Private family funeral services will be conducted at a later date, with interment in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont. Local arrangements are being handled by the Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home, 501 West St., Genoa, OH 43430 (phone 419-855-4010).

Opal Carol (Damgaard) Evenson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, A6

Opal Carol (Damgaard) Evenson, age 78, of Napa, Calif., and formerly of Menomonie died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at David Grant Medical Center in Fairfield, Caif.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Charles H. Burton

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, A6

Charles H. Burton, 73, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at the Veterans Home in King.

Loving father of Joni (Greg) Nuernberg, Shari Burton, and Chuck (Lori), also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers Floyd, Kenneth and Marvin, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Portview Christian Center 3457 Co. Hwy LL, Port Washington. Burial in Southeast Wisconsin Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove. Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of service.

Jeanne Behrens

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, A6

Jeanne C. Behrenes, age 60, of Menomonie, died Friday, Aug. 24, 12001, in her home.

Jeanne was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Eau Claire County but was raised in Augusta. She was the daughter of John F. and Helen Rose (Raycher) Behrens. Jeanne graduated from Augusta High School in 1958. For the past 35 years, Jeanne has made her home in Menomonie, where she has been employed at WESTconsin Credit Union for the past 26 years.

Jeanne is survived by three daughters, Debra (Brian) Griffel of Iowa and twin daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Tschumperlin of Fairmont, Minn. and Cynthia Behrens of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Nolan and Conner Hubbard of Iowa, and Rachel and Sarah Tschumperlin of Fairmont, Minn.; a sister, DeLoris (LeRoy) Knauf of Marathon; a brother, Dennis (Ann) Behrens of Altoona, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends,

Her parents precede her in death.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St., Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with Fr. Randy Knauf O.F.M. CAP., officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.

Friends may call from 5 to 8. p.m. Monday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Louise E. Weinkauf

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, A6

Louise E. Weinkauf, age 86, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Louise was born Dec. 29, 1914, in Lewistown, Mont., the daughter of William Robert and Emily (Thomas) Kirk. Louise was raised mostly in Menomonie, graduating from Menomonie High School in 1932, Dunn County Normal in 1934, and The Stout Institute in 1940. She taught rural school from 1934 to 1937 and home economics from 1940-42 and 1952-53 in Menomonie.

Louise married Gerhard Weinkauf on June 27, 1942. Louise was the dietary manager at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie from 1957 to 1976. Louise was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Menomonie.

Louise is survived by a son, Gary (Sandy) Weinkauf of Eau Claire; a daughter, Diane Niemeyer of Fort Atkinson; two grandsons and two granddaughters; and one sister, Catherine Winberg of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerhardt, in 1986; a son, John, on Aug. 4, 2001; and three brothers, John, Robert and David Kirk.

Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to the First Congregational Church in Menomonie.

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

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, A6

 

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, A6

 

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