Dunn County, WI Obituaries
August 2003

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
August 3, 2003 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Niel Peter Frandsen

Dunn County  News, Sun, Aug. 2, 2003, A6

Niel Peter Frandsen of Phoenix, Ariz., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003.

He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Canada.

He is survived by his wife, the former Millie Springwaldt (they married in 1994); his children, Patricia, James and Peter of Canada; his stepchildren, Linda of Arizona and Gerald and Ronald of Wisconsin; his brothers, Burt and James of Canada; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are 3 p.m. Monday at the Shaw Mountain Mortuary, 2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix.

Contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Evelyn A. McIntyre

Dunn County  News, Sun, Aug. 2, 2003, A6

Evelyn A. McIntyre, age 68, of Boyceville, passed away at her home with hospice care on Monday, July 28, 2003, after a long courageous battle with cancer and Parkinson's.

The former Evelyn Arlene Nordby was born July 19, 1935, in the Town of Vance Creek, Barron County, to Edward and Esther (Blosmore) Nordby. She grew up in Prairie Farm, went to school, and graduated in May 1954 from Prairie Farm High School. Evelyn attended Beauty School in Eau Claire and worked at various shops. She also worked at the Glen Haven Nursing Home for a time.

Evelyn worked at Boyceville High School from 1968 to 1979, doing custodial work and laundry. In September 1985, she became the site manager at the Boyceville Senior Center for the Dunn County Nutrition Program. She was also site manager at Ridgeland,Wheeler, Menomonie, and at present, the Hosford-Rich Apartments in Menomonie. She was president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 314, out of Boyceville. She made many, many friends wherever she worked.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Stanley McIntyre on June 16, 1956, at West Akers Lutheran Church. She was baptized, confirmed, married and taught Sunday School at West Akers.

Evelyn loved watching her children grow and participate in sports, and as the years passed, has enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow and participate in sports. She loved to bake cakes for all occasions, especially for her family. She would bake all kinds of goodies and bring them to friends and family on holidays. She also enjoyed the traveling she and Stan were able to do in their younger years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stanley of Boyceville; three sons, Gerald McIntyre of Boyceville, Mike (Marian) McIntyre of Eau Claire, and Randy (Lisa) McIntyre of Boyceville; six grandchildren, Scott Nelson of Boyceville, Julie, Ellen and Kathleen McIntyre of Eau Claire, and Chad and Jacob McIntyre of Boyceville; one stepgrandson, Bodean Drury of Boyceville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and also special friends, Alleen, Vera, Lottie, Adeline, Phyllis B. and Eunice.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and an infant brother.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating. Burial followed in West Akers Cemetery in the Town of New Haven.

Pallbearers were Walter "Bud" Krause, Duane McIntyre, Shane McIntyre, Mike Nelson, Scott Nelson and Sheldon Simonson. Honorary pallbearers were Bodean Drury, Chad McIntyre and Jacob McIntyre.

In lieu of flowers, Evelyn would like donations made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, the Sunday School Program, or Hospice.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Doane

Dunn County  News, Wed, Aug. 6, 2003, A6

Shirley Doane, age 78, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Cyril "Craig" Johnson

Dunn County  News, Wed, Aug. 6, 2003, A6

Cyril "Craig" Johnson of New Richmond died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his home in New Richmond. Craig was the son of C. Ray and Roberta "Bobby" Johnson of New Richmond.

Craig graduated from high school in 1996. He completed a semester of business classes at WITC-New Richmond before he entered the health care field in which he worked for Aurora Residential.

He enrolled in and successfully completed the truck driving program at Chippewa Valley Technical Institute in Eau Claire, where he received his class 3A2 CDL license. After driving over-the-road this past winter and spring, he returned to the health care field with Heartview/Heartland, where he worked until the time of his death.

After completing a semester of psychology at the Chippewa Valley Tech School this past spring, he was considering pursuing a career in that field.

Craig enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, drawing, music, and playing guitar.

Craig is survived by his younger brother, Kevin; two nieces, Kaylee and Megan; his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Johnson of Indiana; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Marine of Menomonie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation was at the Cullen Funeral Homein New Richmond. A memorial service and interment were held at the Holy Pentecostal Mission in Menomonie.

John Kainski

Dunn County  News, Wed, Aug. 6, 2003, A6

John Kainski, age 89, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

John was born Oct. 5, 1913, in the Republic of Ukraine, the son of Michael and Catherine (Paslawski) Kainski. John came to the United States toward the end of World War II. He met and married Mercedes Hunsader on Nov. 26, 1964, in the Latin Rite in St. Isidores Chapel at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

They later moved to Menomonie where John was an assistant professor in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Mercedes was also a professor for many years in the Foods Department at UW-Stout.

John is survived by a daughter, Lidia Kainska Varkhomij, and two grandsons, Taras and Ivan Petrovych, all who live in the Ukrainian Republic; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mercedes, in October 2002.

Funeral services in the Eastern Rite are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Mychail Rozmarynowycz officiating. Burial will be Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Algoma.

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

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

Shirley M. Doane

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 10, 2003, A6

Shirley M. Doane, age 78, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Shirley was born July 22, 1925, in Superior, the daughter of Charles and May (Swenson) Waseen. She grew up in Superior, graduating from Superior East High School in 1943. Shirley attended and graduated from The Stout Institute with a degree in home economics. She taught home economics at Richland Center High School for one year.

Shirley married Raymond C. Doane on Aug. 7, 1948, in Superior. She also taught home economics and art for one year at Delavan High School in Delavan, Minn. Shirley and Ray then lived in various places such as Spokane, Wash.; St. Paul, Minn.; Columbia, Mo.; Ipsilanti, Mich.; Ellington, #Conn.; and Sarasota, Fla., before returning to Menomonie in 1978.

During her younger years, Shirley enjoyed bicycling and was active with the Girl Scouts. She worked in a nutrition center at a hospital and was a director of an early childhood center.

In 1982, Shirley became the first Senior Citizens Center director and Nutrition Site manager, holding the positions until she retired. As director, Shirley planned many of the senior activities for the senior center. She arranged many senior center bus tours. Shirley was actively involved with the CWAG (Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups) and held several different offices and committee assignments.

She formed a musical group of seniors called "The Senior Center Singers." Shirley also spent much time and energy in trying to establish senior residential housing. Shirley was also a member of the First Congregational Church and held various leadership positions with the church.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Dr. Raymond C. Doane of Menomonie; a son, Randall of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Linda Doane of Louisville, Ky.; two grandsons, Casey Doane, with the U.S. Air Force in Italy, and Keith Doane of Faribault, Minn.; and one sister, Janice (Larry) Johnson of Simpsonville, S.C.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Memorial services were Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Rob MacDougall and Rev. Toby Ellison officiating. A reception followed the services at the Menomonie Senior Citizens Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Menomonie Senior Citizens Center.

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

Crystal F. Puhl

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 10, 2003, A6

Crystal F. Puhl, age 84, of Minnetonka, Minn., a former longtime resident of Menomonie, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003.

Crystal was born in West Sweden and raised in Boyceville. She married Robert Puhl of Menomonie in 1938 and devoted her life as a homemaker to providing loving care and support to her family.
She is survived by her son, Ron Puhl of Burnsville, Minn.; a daughter, Pat (John) Huber of Chanhassen, Minn.; grandchildren, Kathy (Rob) Rumppe of Richfield, Minn., Pam Puhl-Quinn of Munich, Germany, Nancy (Dave) Robinson of Plymouth, Minn., and Susan (Greg) Konezny of Edina, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Jon, Josh and Sara Rumppe of Richfield; and two sisters, Helen (Jack) Hilgert of Portland, Ore., and Avis Tuttle of St. Paul, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Hoie Harrison, Sr.; her husband, Robert; a daughter, Diane Vargason; two brothers, Hoie Harrison Jr. and Dale Harrison, and a sister, Arlene Mittlestadt.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Peace Lutheran Church, 917 Seventh St. E., Menomonie, WI 54751.

Huber Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Excelsior, Minn., is handling arrangements.

Ruby C. Luepke

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 10, 2003, A6

Ruby C. Luepke, age 84, of Glenwood City, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Ruby was born Jan. 17, 1919, in the Township of Hay River, Dunn County, to Lloyd P. and Mamie (McIntyre) Lake. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville. She was raised in Hay River Township where she graduated from the Boyceville High School in 1936. She attended beauty school in Eau Claire.

Ruby married H. Robert Luepke Sept. 21, 1939, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville. They lived in Stillwater, Minn., until 1942 when they bought a farm in the Glenwood area. In 1948 they moved to a farm in the Glenwood City limits where she lived until 1994 when she moved to Glenhaven.

Ruby worked in the Glenwood City Creamery and later worked as the head bookkeeper for the Glenwood City Lumber Yard. Ruby was an active member of the Ladies Aid at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1994, son Jerry, daughter Judy Stafsholt, brother Lloyd R. and sister Ethel Benitz.

Ruby is survived by grandson Rob Stafsholt and wife Colleen of New Richmond, great-granddaughter Maggie Judith Stafsholt, son-in-law Dick Stafsholt of New Richmond, daughter-in-law Geraldine Luepke of Hudson, and brother Herbert Lake and wife Alice of Boyceville. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City with Rev. Gregg Meser officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery in Glenwood City. Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City today (Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003) from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Fern M. Lumsden

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 10, 2003, A6

Fern M. Lumsden, age 70, of Menomonie, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at her home.

The former Fern Marie Casper was born on July 18, 1933, in Olivia, Renville County, Minn., to Joseph and Emma (Cihak) Casper.

In 1957 Fern married Harold "Bud" Stark in Eau Claire. He preceded her in death in 1958. She later married Paul Lumsden on Oct. 12, 1968, in Menomonie. He also preceded her in death in 1991.

Fern enjoyed the outdoors and animals and especially loved to garden and tend her flowers. She has resided in Menomonie since 1967.

Fern is survived by: her son, David Stark of Menomonie; and a brother, Tony Casper. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Stark and husband, Paul Lumsden; one sister, Joanne; and a cousin.

There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Scott Wiedeman officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Richard R. Spielman

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 13, 2003, A6

Richard R. Spielman, age 90, of River Falls, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls.

He was born March 22, 1913, in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, to Herman and Martha (Boetcher) Spielman.

Richard married the former Lyla Emerson in December 1936. After Lyla's death in 1984, he married the former Lucille Nelson on June 15, 1990, in Menomonie. She preceded him in death in 1996.

Richard worked for Taystee Bakery before going to work in the maintenance department at UW-River Falls and UW-Stout in Menomonie, until retiring. He lived in Menomonie until his second wife passed away, when he moved to River Falls.

Richard was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Richard is survived by two daughters and four sons, Violet (Dick) Wilhelm of Ellsworth, Robert (Diane) Spielman of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene Leary of North Carolina, John (Jeannine) Spielman of River Falls, Roger (Deb) Spielman of Frankfort, Ill., and Marvin (Kate) Spielman of Sparta; one brother, Melvin (Anna) Spielman of St. Paul, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arnold; his wife, Lyla; and second wife, Lucille.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Pauline T. Jennings

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 13, 2003, A6

Pauline T. Jennings, age 70, of Aurora, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jennings; her sons, John and Gregory Jennings; her parents, Carl and Emily (Styer) Webb; and three brothers, Roland, Richard and Donald Webb.

She will remain in the hearts of her brother, Jerome (Imogene) Webb; two sisters, Maurice (Wayne) Webb Swearingen and Mary Webb; five children, Lynda, Conny, Michael and Billy Jennings and Roz (Warren) Poi; eight grandchildren, Pam, Vicki, Greg, Shannon, Emily, Sarah, Jessica and Zachary; five great-grandchildren, Calvin, Darius, Latresiah, Johvoni and Romii; and many friends.

Elaine Janet Collier

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 17, 2003, A6

Elaine Janet Collier, age 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2003, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Elaine was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Davenport, Iowa. She was raised in Rock Island, Ill., where she graduated from Rock Island High School and attended Augustana College. Her family moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where she became executive secretary at Indiana Michigan Electric for six years.

Elaine married James Allen Collier on March 14, 1959, in Fort Wayne. She and Jim moved to Menomonie where they raised their two children. She was very active in her church, choral and many other music groups. Elaine loved to cook and instilled that love in her daughter. When her children were grown, Elaine became a secretary at the Student Support Services Office at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

After 35 years in Menomonie, Elaine and Jim moved to Bayfield for the summer months and to Chokoloskee Island, Fla., for the winter months to enjoy their retirement.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Jim, of 44 years; one son, Timothy Collier of Long Beach, Calif.; and one daughter, Lisa (Peter) Bergmann of Brookings, S.D. Her four grandchildren, James, Lora and Alex Collier and Steven Bergmann were the light of her life. She is also survived by a sister, Joyce (Kenneth) Bjork; a sister-in-law, Marilyn (George) Persons; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Verba Dornacher, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russell and Lora Collier.

Elaine enjoyed many close friends and relatives. She was active in and loved her church, and enjoyed gardening and sailing on Lake Superior. She always had great compassion and concern for others and will be greatly mised by all her many friends and relatives.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in Bayfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethesda Lutheran Church or Regional Hospice Services, Inc.

Brathey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beverly Mae Walling

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 17, 2003, A6

Beverly Mae Walling, age 64, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the Aurora Medical Center-Hartford ECVU in Hartford following a long illness.

#Bev was born on May 13, 1939, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Ed and Helen (Hoerth) Fellwock.

She graduated in 1957 from Fort Atkinson High School.

On Nov. 5, 1960, Bev married David Walling.

She made pies for Poyer's Farm Market and worked for the Fort Atkinson School District 25 years before retiring in 1999 due to illness.

Bev served as vice president of the local school union.

She was involved in Girl Scouts for 15 years and served as vice president of the Hoard Curtis Scout Camp and registrar of the Scout Camp for many years.

Bev loved to camp, do crafts like needlepoint and cross stritch, and travel. She was a good wife, mother and friend, and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, David Walling of Fort Atkinson; one daughter, Brenda Reichert; one son, Curtis (Wendy) Walling; five grandchildren, Chris Reichert, David Reichert, Andrew Wigninton, and Catheryn Walling and Abigail Walling; three brothers; two sisters; and a special friend, Debbie Miller of Fort Atkinson.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and a son.

Memorial services were Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson with the Rev. Doug Livingston officiating.

A private family burial service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Hoard Curtis Scout Camp.

Edna J. Schroeder

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 17, 2003, A6

Edna J. Schroeder, age 88, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.,

The former Edna Joanna Behling was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Menomonie to William and Anna (Gerhan) Behling.

She married Harold Schroeder on March 28, 1936, in Stillwater, Minn. Edna was a homemaker and also kept house for several families in the Menomonie area. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and playing cards with friends. She was also an ice-fishing enthusiast.

Edna is survived by two sisters and one brother, Louise Styer of Milwaukee, Esther Thatcher of Madison, and Robert Behling of Middleton; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and a half-brother, Harold Gerhan.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dave Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ellen Brandly

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 20, 2003, A6

Mary Ellen Brandly, age 77, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Mary Ellen was born July 23, 1926, in Racine to Stephen and Victoria "Dolly" (Pratsch) Steibel. She graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in Racine as a registered nurse. She married C. T. Brandly on Jan. 7, 1950. They moved to Boyceville where Dr. Brandly began a veterinary practice.

Mary Ellen, in addition to raising six children, worked at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie, Dunn County Health Care Center, and Glenhaven Nursing Home. In 1981, she moved to Texas and worked at the Lake Jackson Nursing Home. In 1997, after a mild stroke, Mary Ellen moved back to the Menomonie area.

She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church since 1956 and also a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Angleton, Texas.

Mary Ellen was an accomplished pianist and accompanied the sing-a-longs vocal groups at the Leisure Center and other events that required an accompanist. She also played music over the lunch hours at the Senior Center. She enjoyed any kinds of crafts and shared her knowledge with others. She knit many a pair of mittens and hats to be given to children in area schools. Mary Ellen was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of the King. She also volunteered in many other ways.

Mary Ellen will be truly missed by family and friends.

Mary Ellen is survived by six children, Anne (Dennis) Volbrecht of Fall Creek, Deborah (Don) Johnson of Colfax, Stephan (Cora) Brandly of Oregon, Victoria (Mike) Arnold of Angleton, Martha Brandly of Menomonie, and Michael (Dena) Brandly of Angleton; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a sister-in-law, Judith O'Dell of Darien, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Dolly, and her husband, Doc.

An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1002 Sixth St., followed by a memorial service with Father Dale Klitzke officiating. After the service, there will be visiting hours until 8 p.m. at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Veronica M. Kadinger

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 20, 2003, A6

Veronica M. Kadinger, age 90, of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at her daughter's home in Colfax.

Veronica was born June 7, 1913, in Callaway, Minn., to Louis and Anne (Gusregon) Zurn. Veronica married Nick Kadinger on April 13, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn. They later started Kadinger Auto Salvage in Downing in 1957. In 1966, Nick and Veronica moved to Menomonie.

On June 7, 2003, Veronica celebrated her 90th birthday with all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her first great-great-grandson, Justin Nygaard Nicgorski from Milwaukee attending. Veronica was a very loving and giving mother and grandmother. She loved sharing her baked goods and fancy work with her family.

Veronica is survived by three daughters and four sons, Marlene Wold of Millston, Leo (Hazel) Kadinger of Boyceville, Pat (Bill) Chamberlain of Colfax, Nick Jr. (Donna) Kadinger of Lake Mills, Richard (JoAnn) Kadinger of Boyceville, Keith (Marlene) Kadinger of Osseo, and JoAnn (Tom) Dunbar of Menomonie; 16 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Chris Zurn of Moorhead, Minn., and Lawrance Zurn of Callaway; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick, in 1996; parents; twin daughters, Mary Lou and Mary Ann; two granddaughters, Cynthia Wold and Denise Nygaard; two sons-in-law, Douglas Wold and Reuben Nygaard; one sister; and five brothers.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Glenwood City.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson 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.

Emma L. Mounce

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 20, 2003, A6

Emma L. Mounce, age 95, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Emma was born March 16, 1908, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, to William and Mary (Fister) Ford. Emma married Dale Robert Mounce on March 4, 1925. They made their home in the Town of Lucas along Gilbert Creek prior to moving to Boyceville.

She worked at the Doboy factory in New Richmond and later at the Kernel Restaurant in Menomonie. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyceville. She resided in the Glenhaving Nursing home since a stroke in September 1998 at age 89.

Emma is survived by five children, Gilbert (Ardys) Mounce of Downing, Harry "Bud" (Mary) Mounce of Mineral, Wash., Virgel (Marlene) Mounce of Janesville, Shirley (Lyle) Hight of Cherokee Village, Ariz., and Selmer (Betty) Mounce of Yuma, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dale in 1972, six brothers, three sisters, and a great-grandson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kevin Leidich officiating. Burial was in Mound Cemetery in Downing. Lee Peshaw was organist. Serving as pallbearers were Dale, Tim, Mike, Steve, Dave and Kevin Mounce.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

William R. Duncan

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 24, 2003, A6

William R. Duncan, age 80, of Menomonie, died Friday, Aug, 22, 2003, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1923, in Eau Claire to William and Sylvia (Garlie) Duncan. Bill was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. He graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1941. After graduation Bill moved to Menomonie where he has resided for the past 60 years. Bill worked for West Wisconsin Telephone Cooperative as a bookkeeper for 30 years.

He was an avid sports fan attending almost every Stout and high school sports activity and was inducted into Stout's Athletic Hall of Fame as a loyal fan. Bill also attended all of the Eau Claire Cavaliers' baseball games and was the team's statistician. He received many awards through the years for his dedication. He also coached and played wheelchair basketball and participated in wheelchair bowling. Bill had many interests including: Ham radios, building and flying model airplanes, as well as an interest in photography.

He is survived by two brothers, Jerome (Aubrey) Duncan of Bradenton, Fla., and Herbert (Jean) Duncan of Tempe, Ariz.; one nephew, three nieces, many great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mildred H. Hoff

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 27, 2003, A6

Mildred H. Hoff, age 88, formerly of Glenwood City, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Mildred was born Aug. 17, 1915, in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County, to William and Minnie (Schweger) Donicht. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood City. Mildred married Ben T. Hoff on Dec. 30, 1933, in Boyceville.

They farmed and she also worked at the Glenhaven Nursing Home, starting in the laundry room, and later in the kitchen. Mildred also worked for Fabric Tech, first in Amery, and then in Baldwin where she was a component inspector.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, Karen (Arthur) Burmester of Glenwood City; a daughter-in-law, Kay Hoff of Amery; seven grandchildren, Sandra Hoff, Sherrol Riley, Susan Hoff, Steven (Lisa) Hoff, Alan (Linda Marie) Burmester, Cindy (Duane) Traynor, and Linda (Mark) Smith; nine great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Benjamin and Andrew Burmester, Zachary Anderson, Logan and Christian Smith, Jacob Traynor, Alex and Meghen Riley, Grant Hoff, Lance and Alex, Michelle Traynor-Olson, and Jason and Aaron Traynor; three great-great-grandchildren, Julia Traynor and Eric and Nicole Gardner; three sisters-in-law, Eunice Donicht of Menomonie, Josephine (Claude) Bienick of Cedar, Minn., and Joyce Hoff of Troy, Mont.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Peter Faul; husband, Ben; son, George; grandson, Scott Hoff; six brothers, Elmer, Harry, Charles, Arthur, Edwin and Leonard; and two sisters, Florence Whistler and Violet Jensen.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Downing.

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

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Charles M. Frank

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 27, 2003, A6

Charles M. Frank, age 61, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at his home with his family at his side.

Charles was born on July 13, 1942, in the City of Menomonie to Martin and Irma Frank. He lived in the Weston area until moving to Menomonie in 1951. On May 4, 1963, he married Darlene Draeger. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of Wisconsin Carpenters Union Local 1074 for 23-1/2 years. His ill health forced him into retirement three years before his death.

Charles enjoyed building houses and furniture, hunting, and the outdoors. His greatest loves were his wife, children and grandchildren.

Charles is survived by three children, Tim (Cora) Frank, Tracy (Tim) Skillings and Teri (Kevin) Smeltzer, all of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Marissa, Jessica and Nathan Frank, Shelby and Kelsey Skillings, and Jacob Smeltzer; a sister, Janet (Steve) Close of Colfax; a brother, Leonard (Merna) Frank of Menomonie; his mother-in-law, Verla Draeger of Menomonie; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Irma Frank; his father-in-law, Leo Draeger, and a grandson, Bryce Smeltzer.

The family would like to thank Laura, Charles' hospice nurse, for her care and kindness.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Town of Sherman, Dunn County.

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

Kevin F. Gabriel

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 27, 2003, A6

Kevin F. Gabriel, age 41, of Elk Mound, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, in Menomonie.

Kevin was born on Dec. 29, 1961, in St. Croix Falls to Orval and Betty (Burke) Gabriel. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1980 and from CVTC in 1982 with an associate degree in marketing. Kevin married Shari Cornellier on March 17, 1984, in Menomonie.

Kevin worked with the K-Mart Corporation from 1978 to 1989 and at DET as the business manager for the last 14 years. He served on many boards, including RTAP, WRAPP, Interfaith Caregivers, and Center for Independent Living. He was a former member of the Elk Mound Village Board and was also involved with the Office on Aging and Dunn County Human Services Department as a passenger assistant trainee and defensive driving trainer.

Kevin loved being with his kids and loved to talk to everyone. He also liked camping and outdoor activities and was an avid sportsman. He liked old cars and bartering with people.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Shari of Elk Mound; two children, Melinda, age 15, and Justin, age 13; his father and stepmother, Orval and Bovaird Gabriel of Menomonie; four brothers, Todd (Beth) Gabriel of Rochester, Minn., Mark (Brenda) Gabriel of River Falls, Paul (Judy) Gabriel of Medford and Eric (Lynnelle) Gabriel of The Woodlands, Texas; one stepbrother, Jim (Sheila) Held of Duluth, Minn.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Mavis Cornellier of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Tietz of Elk Mound and Patti Cornellier of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews and cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty, and maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, and step-grandparents.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating.

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.

A private committal service will be held at a later date.

Gary Allen Sachse

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 31, 2003, A6

Gary Allen Sachse, age 46, of Troy Township (Hudson), died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in Troy Township as a result of a car accident.

Gary was born on Oct. 14, 1956, in Port Washington, the son of Arthur and Jean (Thierfelder) Sachse. He attended elementary school in Hartford prior to graduating from New Richmond High School in the class of 1975. Following this, he furthered his education by receiving a degree in business and finance from the University of Minnesota. On Feb. 23, 1985, he was united in marriage to Tammy Buesing in New Richmond.

Gary worked for Paine Webber as a financial advisor. Earlier, he worked in sales for Menomonie Motors.

Gary had a great vision in business and applied his knowledge as he served as past president of the St. Croix County GOP. Gary was also active in the community and was instrumental in raising funds for the new Hudson Hospital and other community projects. He served on the Troy Township Zoning Board and Planning Commission and was an active member of the United Methodist Church. He was an avid billiard enthusiast and enjoyed skiing, snorkeling, and carpentry. He was a member of the PG's Friday lunch group.

Gary is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughters, Rani and Mari; parents, Arthur and Jean Sachse of New Richmond; siblings, Sharon Sachse of Minneapolis, Janet (Dick) Gillis of New Richmond, Laura (Ronald) Shiue of Vadnais Heights, Minn., Brian Sachse of California, and Christopher (Amy) Sachse of Woodbury, Minn.; 14 nieces and nephews; father/mother-in-law, Robert (Janice) Buesing of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Teri (Dan) Swingle of Burnsville, Minn., and Tracey (Tony) Korish of Portage; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Gary Sachse were Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Hudson with Pastor Henry Dreistadt officiating. Music was provided by John and Jodell Krause. Interment was private. Active casketbearers were Tom Hoel, Kirk Lindell, Peter Gillis, Tim Peters, Robert Gillis and Nathaniel Meyer. Honorary casketbearers were George Hoel and Will Savage.

Memorials preferred to the Hudson Memorial Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Funeral services were entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.

Larry J. McDonough

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 31, 2003, A6

Larry J. McDonough, age 56, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Wheeler, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in Boyceville, trimming trees, a job he loved.

Larry was born on May 7, 1947, in Menomonie to Floyd R. and Audrey (Markey) McDonough. He graduated from Boyceville High School and later became a certified arborist. On Aug. 2, 1975, he married Anita Pollack in Wheeler. He was a salesman and a tree trimmer and was a jack-of-all-trades. He lived in Wisconsin his entire life.

He enjoyed golfing, playing chess, woodworking, and drinking his favorite, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Larry was an avid Packer fan and had a warped sense of humor. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Anita; two children, Dusten McDonough and Kelly (Mat) Roos, both of Menasha; two grandchildren, Anmarie and Danielle Roos; four brothers and two sisters, Edmond (Jan) McDonough of Wyoming, Minn., Ronald (Debbie) McDonough of Wheeler, David McDonough of Menomonie, Allen (Bonnie) McDonough of Manitowoc, Sharon (Larry) Hoff of Roberts, and Wendy McDonough of Wheeler; loved one, Shirley Conley of Fairchild; and many friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Memorial services are 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Bradley Peterson officiating.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

 

Anne A. Hosford

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 31, 2003, A6

Anne A. Hosford, age 99, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, in Billings, Mont.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1903, in Chippewa Falls to Joseph and Theresa Lippert. Joseph was an immigrant from what was then Austria.

Anne was the third of six children (Emma, Leopold, Joseph, Margaret and Elizabeth). She helped care for her three younger siblings after her mother became ill.

Anne married Victor Alexander Hosford, a widower with two young sons, William and David, in Menomonie on Nov. 19, 1932. This union produced six children: Edwin Lloyd (1934), Robert Joseph (1935), Patricia Ann (1936-1942), Victor L. (1938), Mary Catherine (1942), and Judith Ann (1945).

Anne was a talented seamstress and utilized her expertise in a ladies' apparel store in Menomonie until 1968. Then, a widow, she chose to be a traveling companion to a lady in Minneapolis. They lived there and wintered in Palm Springs, Calif. After her retirement, she continued an active and participatory life, frequently visiting her children in Arizona, California, Montana and Minnesota.

She strongly believed that what was put forth in life would come back to you tenfold. She will be greatly missed by everybody whose life she touched.

Her sisters, Margaret Mitchell and Elizabeth Spitzenberger, five children, two daughters-in-law, 15 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren survive her.

Donations in Anne Hosford's name may be made to the American Legion Hosford-Chase Post #32 Auxiliary, of which Anne has been a member for more than 70 years, PO Box 14, Menomonie, WI 54751, or to the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater, 205 Main St., Menomonie, WI 54751.

A memorial mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. Interment of her ashes will be private.

Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery of Billings.

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