Dunn County Obituaries
August 1999

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the August 1, 1999 issue of the Dunn County News.

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Elmore K. Lestrud

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, A6

Elmore K. Lestrud, 79, of Colfax, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Elmore Kenneth Lestrud was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Barrett, Minn., to Knut and Ella (Bohn) Lestrud. He was baptized Sept. 21, 1919, in Barrett. Elmore moved with his family to a farm in the Colfax area and graduated in 1937 from Colfax High School.

He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where he met and married Ruby Galstad. They were married Aug. 27, 1942, at St. Olaf. He has resided his entire married life on the home farm in Colfax.

Elmore worked for 25 years at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie. He was active in 4-H, was on the Church Council at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, an avid snowmobiler, and a member of the Sons of Norway.

Elmore was always willing to help anyone, and was blessed with a good sense of humor which made him loved by all. His main interests in his senior years were traveling, gardening and his grandchildren.

Elmore is survived by his wife, Ruby of Colfax; a son, Kenneth (Mary) Lestrud of Menomonie; a daughter, Karolynn (James Steinberg) Lestrud of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Amanda and Andrew Lestrud and Sarah Steinberg; five nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and friends; and especially his loving cat, Zorra.

He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Hendrickson; and a brother, Syrus Lestrud.

Funeral services for Elmore are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Edith M. Helmueller

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, A6

Edith M. Helmueller, 82, of Eau Galle, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

She was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Eau Galle, Dunn County, the daughter of Edward and Clara (Grampe) Harmon. She was raised in Eau Galle.She married Tony Helmueller on Oct. 14, 1936, in Eau Galle. They owned and operated grocery stores in Eau Galle and Elmwood for several years, retiring in 1991. Her husband, Tony, passed away June 6, 1996.

“Edith was a special grandmother and had a very special love and concern for her grandchildren.”

Edith is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Dan) Weber of Menomonie; two sons, Ed (Mary) of Cochrane and Larry (Denise) of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Ed Jon, Beth, Shawn and Lane Helmueller, and Tassie, Tracie and Tress Weber; a sister-in-law, Sue Harmon of Durand; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Sharon Helmueller; two sisters, Lorraine Young and Annabelle Harmon; and one brother, Kenneth Harmon.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with the Rev. Roy Mish officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand where a prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers will be “grandchildren.” Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand is handling arrangements.

Esther Emma Voelker

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, A6

Esther Emma Voelker, 82, of Wilson, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood. She had been at the nursing home the last six days after suffering a stroke a couple weeks earlier.

Esther was born July 5, 1907, on the family farm in Cady Township, St. Croix County, the daughter of Richard and Anna (Kado) Gesche. She was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Spring Valley.

Esther attended the Cady, Lucas and Plainview country schools. On Dec. 20, 1930, she married Robert Voelker in Stillwater, Minn. They were blessed with three sons, Bernard, Wayne and Stanley.

Esther lived her entire life on the home farm. In addition to raising her family and working on the farm, Esther worked as cook at the Wilson House in Menomonie for a couple years. She also worked at Connell’s Orchard and worked a number of years at the Cady Cheese Factory.

She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church and loved cooking, gardening, crocheting, knitting and quilting. She perfected her cooking skills and her meals at home were always wonderful.

Survivors include her three sons, Bernard (Eleanor) of Prescott, Wayne (Corrine) of Carver, Minn., and Stanley (Carol) of Wilson; 12 grandchildren, Richard (Linda) Voelker, Dean (Pat) Voelker, Sandra (Tom) Hart, Thomas Voelker, Mitchell (Kristine) Voelker, Kent (Jeananne) Voelker, Jill Voelker, Michael (Barbara) Voelker, Anne Mahiamus, Brian (Karen) Voelker, Cheryl Voelker and Kathryn Voelker; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Frieda Gesche of Elmwood; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert, who died in 1974; her brother, Elmer Gesche; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Voelker.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 31, 1999, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Music was provided by Kathy Brown, organist, and congregational singing. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Spring Valley. Bearers were Esther’s grandsons, Richard, Dean, Thomas, Mitchell, Kent, Michael and Brian.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Myra A. Olson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, A6

Myra A. Olson, 89, of Menomonie, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Myra Ann Olson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug, 4, 1999, A6

Myra Ann Olson, 89, of Menomonie, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Myra Ann Yoder was born July 3, 1910, in Menomonie to Harvey and Hattie (Keck) Yoder.

Except for the 20 years she was in Milwaukee, Myra lived in Menomonie most of her life. While in Milwaukee, she worked for Sears, Myers Factory doing piece work, and at Memorial Hospital as a nurses aide. She returned to Menomonie in 1978.

Myra is survived by two sons, Robert R. Heintz and Clifford Olson, both of Cudahy; a son-in-law, Mel Zemplinski of Cudahy; two grandchildren, Steven (Cindy) Zemplinski of Wauwatosa and Julie (Bill) Hammerling of Cape Coral, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Amy and Brett Zemplinski of Wauwatosa; two sisters, Della Smith and Mary Lou Heintz, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Betty Jean Zemplinski; three brothers, Delbert, Roy and Marvin Yoder; and three sisters, Lorraine Ziehme, Evelyn Wagner and Norma Mounce.

There will be visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Burial of the cremains will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Clarence “Skip” Crowe

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug, 4, 1999, A6

Clarence “Skip” Crowe, 59, of Menomonie, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Dec. 25, 1939, on his grandfather’s farm in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, to Clarence and Flossie (Allen) Crowe. Clarence attended Blairmoor Country School and Colfax High School.

He met his future wife, Anna Gawlowski, in Milwaukee where he worked as an instructor for Goodwill Industries. They were married Feb. 22, 1975, in St. Paul, Minn.

They lived in several places, including Barron, where Clarence worked at Solies Appliance; Seattle, Wash., where they managed a motel and trailer court; and St. Paul, where Clarence worked at Montgomery Ward and Gene’s Appliance and Repair. They then returned to the Menomonie area and Clarence was custodian at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Clarence enjoyed fishing and doing different craft work, including woodworking and Indian beadworking. He loved spending quality time with family and friends. He was a great person and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Anna of Menomonie; a son, Allen Crowe of Menomonie; a daughter, Lily (Robert) Holman of Wheeler; a granddaughter, Gina Patton of Wheeler; his mother, Flossie Allen-Crowe of Altoona; three sisters, Gloria (Peter) Torgerson of Colfax, Bernadine (Ron) Bien of Menomonie, and Marilyn (Alan) Wheeler of Hart, Mich.; a brother, Randy (Brenda) Crowe of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Christian Life Ministries Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jeff King officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Couderay. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.     

Betty Eileen Van Delist

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug, 4, 1999, A6

Betty Eileen (Hulback) Van Delist, 75, of Barnes, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the Hayward Hospital.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Warren of Barnes; a son, Thomas of Hopkins, Minn.; a sister, Mary Alice (James) Stoll of La Crosse; two nephews; Timothy (Candice) Stoll and Michael (Veronica) Stoll, both of West Salem; a niece, Patricia (Terry) Bye of La Crosse; and other relatives and friends.

Services were held Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Barnes Community Church in Barnes with burial in the Barnes Memorial Cemetery.

Richard L. Hardy

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug, 4, 1999, A6

Richard L. Hardy, 74, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in the Little Elk Creek area of Dunn County, rural Menomonie, the son of Evelyn (Hardy) Karlen. He moved with his mother at age 6 to Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School.

Richard began working for Montgomery Ward in Menomonie at age 17. He was later transferred to Mason City, Iowa, where he met and married Helen Jarosh on June 25, 1949, in Mason City.

During his career with Montgomery Ward, he worked as a store manager in three states and nine different cities. Richard spent 20 years in Antigo before retiring from Montgomery Ward in Green Bay in 1984.

After retirement, they moved back to Menomonie where he has remained the rest of his life.

Richard is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Bill Hardy of Menomonie; a brother, Francis Hardy, and an uncle, James Hardy, both of Menomonie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Alissa D. Klatt

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, A6

Alissa D. Klatt, age 6, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after being diagnosed with leukemia two and one-half years ago.

Alissa Dael Klatt was born Aug. 2, 1993, in Menomonie to Dale and Teresa (Engeldinger) Klatt. She was baptized Oct. 10, 1993, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church where she was currently a member and also attended Sunday School. Alissa completed kindergarten at Downsville Elementary School and would have been starting first grade soon.

Alissa enjoyed her collection of Barbie dolls and Beanie Babies, and also enjoyed fishing and her animals. She loved people and will be sadly missed by many friends and loving family and relatives.

She is survived by her father and mother, Dale and Teresa Klatt of Menomonie; paternal grandparents, Richard and Arlene Klatt of Menomonie; maternal grandparents, Myron and Barbara Engeldinger of Menomonie; paternal great-grandmother, Ida Miller of Menomonie; maternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Hazel Engeldinger of Menomonie; maternal great-grandmother, Irene Maves of Colfax; many foster sisters; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Alissa was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Emil and Alice Klatt; paternal great-grandfather, LaVerne Miller; and maternal great-grandfather, Wilmer Maves.

Funeral services for Alissa were Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

John W. Finney

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, A6

John W. Finney, 81, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Menomonie. A wake was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors. The Rev. Ernest Flusche officiated.

Mr. Finney was born June 3, 1918, in Menomonie to Charles T. and Margaret Finney. He was reared in Menomonie and attended high school and college there. After teaching in Charleston, W.Va., he started a 34-year career as a federal employee in the fall of 1941. He married Virginia Harriet Carroll of Superior on June 10, 1942. They were married 54 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was involved in training related to military aviation until 1960 when he went into the civil service with the Federal Aviation Administration.

He received a master’s degree from North Texas State University. After retirement in 1975, he and wife Virginia traveled, played bingo, bridge and tennis. They also enjoyed swimming, walking and dancing. They were involved in their church, local library, Meals on Wheels, and the Democratic party.

In 1990, Mr. Finney and his friend, Jerry Thompson, organized “The Talk of the Town Orchestra” and played for nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, and private and public dances in central Oklahoma.

Mr. Finney also found time to work for the United Nations in Beirut and Baghdad and retired from the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander.

After his wife’s death, he was united in marriage in December 1997 to Mabel Samdahl, with whom he shared much joy and from whom he received loving care until his death.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia, in 1996, and a daughter, Jean Margaret Bright, in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel of Menomonie; a daughter, Ann Batiza of Madison; a son, John (Margaret) Finney Jr. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; a stepson, Robert Samdahl of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Mark Bright, Jennifer, Michael and Matthew Finney, and Eric and Rodey Batiza; a brother, Charles T. Finney; and two sisters, Mary Iverson and Margaret DuLyn.

Margaret E. Geisert

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, A6

Margaret E. Geisert, 90, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, in Boca Raton.

Mrs. Geisert was a registered nurse in Menomonie for many years and was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one son, William G. (Donna) Geisert of Boca Raton, and two granddaughters, Kimberly and Andrea.

She is predeceased by her husband, Leo V. Geisert.

Private services were held in Florida.Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home & Crematory in Boynton Beach, Fla., handled arrangements.

JoAnn J. Carr

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, A6

JoAnn J. Carr, 65, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

The former JoAnn Joyce Rose was born June 24, 1934, in Menomonie to Herman and Alvina (Peters) Rose. She moved with her family to the Chippewa Falls area where she graduated from Chippewa Falls High School.

JoAnn married Gerald Carr on Sept. 25, 1952, in Eagleton and they raised five children. She retired recently after working the last 21 years at 3M in Menomonie. She loved life and looked forward to enjoying retirement and traveling around visiting her family.

JoAnn is survived by four sons, Jeffrey Carr of Rockford, Ill., Joel Carr and Jon Carr, both of Menomonie, and James (Jodi) Carr of Knapp; four grandchildren, Chad, Kelly, Jeremy and Jared; her father, Herman Rose of Chippewa Falls; five sisters and four brothers, Dona (Otto) Shoemaker of Menomonie, Judy (Willard) Gallagher of Beloit, Robert Rose of Chippewa Falls, David Rose of Kansas City, Mo., Susan (Orlin) Schole of Clinton, Kathy (Donald) Lokrantz of Beloit, Martha (Lloyd) Brooks of Hudson, Charles (Bertie) Rose of Winter Park, Fla., and Rev. Donald (Kris) Rose of Albert Lea, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her mother, and an infant son.

Funeral services for JoAnn are 11 a.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Donald Rose officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

Orville L. ‘Babe’ Nelson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, A6

Orville L. “Babe” Nelson, 91, of Menomonie and recently of Oak Gardens, Altoona, passed away quietly on Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Orville was born Mar. 23, 1908, in Sand Creek to Melvin and Ina A. (Spaulding) Nelson. He lived with his family on the farm his grandfather, John Nelson, homesteaded.

He worked in Milwaukee for a short time before he returned to Menomonie, where he married Alice K. Kruetzer on Feb. 16, 1935, in Menomonie. They lived in Menomonie and raised their family there.

Orville worked for the Dunn County Highway Department as a highway foreman for many years until retiring in 1973. He was a life-long member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. And, he loved to go deer hunting with his sons.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Nelson of Altoona; five sons, Gareth (Patricia) Nelson of South Haven, Minn., Wayne (Sharon) Nelson of Dayton, Minn., Ronald (Evelyn) Nelson of Brainerd, Minn., John (Gloria) Nelson of Eleva and Robert (Robin) Nelson of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws Vera Nelson, Marie Price and Nina Nelson; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, and special friends Gilbert “Gib” Lemke, Norman Torgerson, Stuart O’Flanagan and Donny Mickelson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lyle of Bloomer, Kenneth of Sand Creek and Rodney of Colfax, and a grandson, Alexander Nelson.

Funeral services for Orville will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sand Creek.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church an hour before the service on Monday.

Constance J. Sokup

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 11,1999, A6

Constance “Connie” J. Sokup, 53, of Elk Mound, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Luther Hospital.

Connie was born on Jan. 29, 1946, in St. Paul, Minn., to Burton and Elizabeth (Leopold) Hendrickson. After graduating from Regis High School in 1964, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1965, Connie married Donald Sokup. They resided in Eau Claire until 1975 when they moved to their current residence in Elk Mound. Connie was co-owner of C.J.S. Furniture Sales.

She loved reading, gardening, collecting antiques and Beanie Babies. Her special love was her family. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Donald; four children, Jennifer (Alan) Cywinski of Mosinee, Donnie (Jennifer) Sokup of Colfax, and Jill Sokup and Jodi (Andy) Johnson, both of Chippewa Falls; seven grandchildren, Kayla, John, Michael, Katlyn, Casey, Katerina and Andy; her mother, Elizabeth M. Hendrickson of Webster; two sisters, Debby (Bob) Graziano of Eau Claire and Pattie (Steve) Bacon of Arizona; a brother, Thomas (Flora) Hendrickson of Peru; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Burton.A Memorial Mass was held Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-Cooks Valley, STH 40, Bloomer, with Father Robert Urban officiating. There was a private interment.

Evergreen Funeral Home in Eau Claire served the family.

John M. Albrecht

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, A6

John Martin Albrecht, 59, formerly of Zion, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Friendship Manor in Menomonie.

He was born April 29, 1940, in Waukegan, Ill., to John M. and Hanne H. (Christiansen) Albrecht.

He attended elementary school in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and graduated in 1959 from Zion Benton Township High School.

John served as a journeyman printer. He was a man of strong Christian faith who loved the Lord. He was a member of Grace Missionary Church in Zion.

John enjoyed working with his hands, especially gardening and woodworking. He was known to be helpful to others.

John is survived by his daughter, Kristine (Mark) Madorsky; two grandsons, Jacob and Nicholas of Austin, Texas; one brother, Helmuth (Donna) Albrecht of Menomonie; and three nieces, one nephew and many cousins in the United States and Germany.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and three brothers, Hans Thomas Albrecht, Helmuth Ellenhard Albrecht, and William Albrecht.

John had a brain tumor in 1973 and later, several strokes, that left him permanently disabled.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Grace Missionary Church in Zion. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville, Ill.     Memorials may be directed to Grace Missionary Church in Zion.

Amelia A. French

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, A6

Amelia Adelia French, 99, of Barron, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Barron Memorial Medical Center-Extended Care Unit in Barron.

She was born April 20, 1900, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, to George and Anna Talmage.

On Dec. 10, 1919, she married Evan N. French in Minneapolis, Minn. She and her husband farmed for 26 years in the Boyceville and Ridgeland areas. In 1945, they moved to Barron. She worked as a waitress at the Pal Cafe and later for the Iderreiden and Stokely Canning Co.

She was a member for more than 50 years of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Barron and a former member of the Rebakka Lodge in Barron.

She is survived by a son, Victor (Phyllis) French of Barron; a daughter-in-law, Donna French of Roberts; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grand-children; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by husband, Evan N. French in 1977; her parents; a son, Newell French; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; three brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Barron with the Revs. John Terpstra and Walter Olson officiating. Burial was in Wayside Cemetery in Barron.Arrangements were handled by the Rausch-Rockman Funeral Service in Barron.

Ruth H. Patterson

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, A6

Ruth H. Patterson, 99, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Ruth Grundgriper was born Nov. 20, 1899, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Edward and Bertha (Kaatz) Grundgriper.

She attended Central Grade School and graduated from Menomonie High School. She then attended Hunt’s Business College in Eau Claire, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., and received a bachelor of science degree in 1925 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

Ruth married Howard Patterson on Aug. 21, 1926, in Menomonie.    They moved to Kansas City, Kan., and Ruth taught home economics in high school for many years, and was also supervisor of her department.

After her husband’s retirement in 1960, they moved back to Menomonie.

Ruth was a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie.

She is survived by cousins and dear friends.Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Howard, in 1973.

Funeral services for Ruth are 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Arlene A. Deline

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, A6

Arlene A. Deline, 83, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Arlene Roen was born April 28, 1916, in Menomonie to Rudolph and Elizabeth (Michelbook) Roen. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated in 1934 from Menomonie High School.

Arlene lived and worked at various places throughout the country. During World War II, she worked as a Civil Service employee.

On Dec. 31, 1953, Arlene married Percy Deline in Minneapolis, Minn. They lived in Eau Claire for many years. Arlene worked as a secretary for the American Lutheran Church Pension Office for 12 years, retiring in 1983. They moved to Menomonie in 1980.

Arlene was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and also belonged to the Royal Neighbors, a homemakers’ group, and church circle.

Arlene is survived by two sons, Daniel Deline of Colfax and James Deline of Eau Claire; a brother, Richard A. (Pat) Roen of Denver, Colo.; three nephews and one niece, Scott Roen, Lannie Kopplin, Steve Roen and Rick Roen; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Percy, and a brother, Howard Roen.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Beverly J. Churchill

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, A6

Beverly J. Churchill, 62, of Boyceville, formerly of Walworth, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born July 2, 1937, the daughter of Harold and Edith (Austin) Palmquist. She married Donald Churchill on Sept. 11, 1976, in Elkhorn. He preceded her in March 1988.

She is survived by four sons, Rick (Debbie) Hoffman and Randy Hoffman, both of Wheeler, Robert (Nancy) Hoffman of Menomonie, and Ronnie (Robin) Hoffman of Boyceville; three daughters, Cindy (Gil) Valdez of Williams Bay, Dawn (John) Hunter of Delavan, and Sheila Hoffman of Phoenix, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Glenn Palmquist of Freeport, Ill.; and four sisters, Stella, Mary Morris of Kentucky, Kathy of Delavan, and Debbie Hoffman of Elkhorn.

She was preceded by one son, Richard Hoffman Jr.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, from Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home in Walworth with the Rev. Phil Barron officiating. Burial was in Walworth Cemetery in Walworth.      Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home served the family.

Raymond R. Lauderdale

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, A6

Raymond R. Lauderdale, 57, of Downsville, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire surrounded by his family.

Ray was born May 31, 1942, in Durand to Robert and Velma (Bowser) Lauderdale. He worked the last 31 years as a truck driver and delivery person at the Pepsi-Cola Co. He married Phyllis Burnell on June 6, 1964, in Downsville.

Ray was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church.He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, deer hunting, and motorcycling with his family and friends. He was very devoted to his family and his pets, currently Pokie and Brutus.

Ray is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Downsville; two sisters, Judy (Harold) Hitz of Menomonie and Nancy Davis (Ron Christianson) of Dallas; a brother-in-law, Arlen (Judy) Doughty of Elmwood; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ellen; two infant brothers; two nieces; and one great-nephew.

Funeral services for Ray were Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Kalbunde officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.     

Rose A. Smith

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, A6

Rose A. Smith, 80, of Deming, N.M., formerly of the Colfax area, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Rose A. Burling was born March 10, 1919, in Colfax to George and Alta (Card) Burling. She was raised in the Colfax area and graduated in 1936 from Colfax High School.

Rose married Orrin E. Smith on April 5, 1941, in Marshalltown, Iowa. They lived in Marshalltown, Quincy, Ill., Albuquerque, N.M. and then Deming.

Years ago, Rose enjoyed doing ceramics. The last 18 years she and her husband traveled extensively. They enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing.

Rose is survived by her husband, Orrin; one daughter, Myrna Fryer of Knoxville, Tenn,; two sons, Douglas (Margaret) Smith of Lansing, Mich., and Steven (Rowena) Smith of Orange, Calif.; six grandchildren, Cindy (David) McKay, Amy (Gregory) Gallegos, Orrin (Kim) Fryer, Samara (Adrian) Manning, Patricia Smith, and Rebekka Smith; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Smith of Colfax and Arretta Snyder of Wheeler; one brother, Donald (Joyce) Burling of Hillsdale; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Funeral services for Rose are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery in the Town of Colfax, Dunn County.

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

Gerhard N. Holte

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, A6

Gerhard Norman Holte, 79, N2511 960th St., Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, as a result of a farm accident.

He was born Sept. 25, 1919, in the Town of Spring Brook to Bert and Inga (Dragseth) Holte. He was baptized and confirmed at Spring Brook Lutheran Church.

Gerhard farmed in Spring Brook Township, then worked at Glen Martin in Baltimore for a year prior to his service in the U.S. Army. He served with Company B, 6th Armored Battalion, in France, Belgium and Germany during World War II. After the war, he returned home to farm.

On Sept. 3, 1949, Gerhard married Gloria Dawn Johnson in Eau Claire. He served more than 20 years on the Spring Brook Town Board. He served on the school boards for Fosbroke, Spring Brook and Elk Mound. He was a member of American Legion Post #53 and the Sons of Norway. As an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Gerhard had served on the Board of Deacons.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; four children, Gene of the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, James (Gayle) of Spring Brook, Barbara Ann (Bruce) Gilbertson of Lakeville, Minn., and Mary Lynn (Robert) Strand of Eau Claire; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Erin Holte, Peter, Susan and John Gilbertson, and Erik Strand; a sister, Gladys (Duane) Talford of Rock Falls; and two sisters-in-law, Agnes Holte of Eau Claire and Minnie Johnson of Streamwood, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, John, twins Harry and Oscar, and Arnold.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at the Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd with burial in Lakeview Cemetery, both in Eau Claire.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire and an hour prior to services Friday at the church.

The family requests memorials be directed to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Foundation Fund.

LaVille M. Beguhn

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, A6

LaVille M. Beguhn, 90, of Menomonie, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie where she resided the last eight months.

The former LaVille Duesing was born April 19, 1909, in Menomonie to John and Julia (Tetzloff) Duesing.

She married Edmund Beguhn at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She and her husband farmed in the Town of Spring Brook before moving to Menomonie.

She is survived by some distant relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a sister, Gertrude.

Funeral services for LaVille are 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

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

Arland C. Stevens

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, A6

Arland C. Stevens, 76, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, with hospice.

He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Paul and Nellie (Gobel) Stevens. He attended Kyle country school and farmed in the Town of Dunn.

Arland married Lois Benson on Aug. 15, 1942, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After their marriage, Arland continued to farm and then worked at Lakeside Aluminum Plant. He later worked as an operating engineer on road construction for Parkers Construction Company of Appleton until retiring in 1985 due to an accident.

Arland was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Operating Engineers Local 139. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Arland is survived by his wife, Lois of Menomonie; two sons and two daughters, Gary (Helen) Stevens of Menomonie, Darlene (Mike) Hester of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Daniel Stevens of St. Paul, Minn., and Diane (Gary) Leach of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren, Robin Mickelson of Jupiter, Fla., Timothy (Chari) Mickelson of Lake Park, Fla., Tammy (Dan) Luther of Barron, Brian (Shannon) Stevens of Hudson, Brenda Stevens of St. Paul, Minn., Scott (Kim) Leach, Julie, Cindy, Jason and Justin Leach of Menomonie; five great-grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Luther of Barron, Erin Mickelson of Lake Park, Fla., Zachary Leach of Menomonie and Cole Stevens of Hudson; three sisters, Leona Schleusner of Edgerton, Beryl Hilgert of Pueblo West, Colo., and Ardith (Elmer) Bowell of Mancos, Colo.; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lyle Stevens; an infant sister, Veryl; another sister, Ardell and husband Robert Hayes; three other brothers-in-law, Lawrence Schleusner, Charles Matison and Louis Hilgert; an infant son, Paul; a grandson, Andrew Mickelson, and an infant grand-daughter, Wendy Mickelson.

Funeral services for Arland will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an before the service on Monday.

Clarice D. Ferguson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, 6A

Clarice D. Ferguson, 70, formerly of St. Anthony, Minn., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at her daughter’s home in Menomonie with hospice.

The former Clarice Carr was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Tacoma, Wash., to Ervin J. and Mary M. (Jascoe) Carr.

She was married to Edwin L. Ferguson for 25 years. Clarice lived in St. Anthony for 25 years and worked at the St. Anthony Nursing Home. Because of ill health, she resided the last three months with her daughter in Menomonie.

She enjoyed going on bus trips, and also reading and shopping.

Clarice is survived by two sons, Edwin Ferguson of Eagan, Minn., and Dennis Ferguson of Blaine, Minn.; one daughter, Patricia (Ronnie) Coleman of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Joanne Ferguson of Richfield, Minn., Robin (Jonah) Johnson of St. Paul, Minn., Carrie Coleman of St. Anthony, and Andrew Coleman of Menomonie; a sister, Maxine (Earl) Stelling of Port Ludlow, Wash.; a brother, Donald Carr of Washington; a cousin, Richard West of Tacoma; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gloria, and her husband, Johnny Wright; a son, Daniel Ferguson; and a grandson, Aaron Coleman.

Graveside services were Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Forest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, with the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.  

Nickolas “Joe” Schanen

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, 6A

Nickolas “Joe” Schanen, 62, W6017 Prospect Road, Horicon, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1937, in Menomonie to Edward and Marjorie (Mentor) Schanen. He married Genevieve Oschmann on July 12, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ixonia.

He attended schools in Menomonie, and was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He worked at Carnation Can Co. in Oconomowoc and Waupun for several years. He then was employed at John Deere Horicon Works for 30 years, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and a 35-year veteran of the Grand Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers #873. He was a member of the Horicon Rod & Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Schanen of Horicon; two daughters, Georgia (Timothy) Desjarlais and Patti (Jerry) Pflueger, both of Waupun; two sons, Nickolas P. Schanen and Joey (Christine) Schanen, both of Horicon; one brother, Edward (Joanne) Schanen of Eau Claire; one sister, Leone (Ronald) Knopps of Watertown; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Dan Seehafer officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.      Memorials of your choice are suggested.

Murray Community Funeral Home in Horicon served the family.

J. Lawrence Ryder

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, 6A

J. Lawrence Ryder, 87, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born May 24, 1912, on the home farm in the Town of Dunn, rural Menomonie, the son of Jesse and Catherine (Cosgrove) Ryder. He was raised on the home farm.

Lawrence married Maxine Thibadeau on Jan. 3, 1934, in Menomonie. After marriage they continued to live and farm on the home farm until he retired in 1985. Maxine died in 1990; Lawrence remained on the farm the rest of his life.

He is survived by his son, Jack (Cecilia) of South Milwaukee; three daughters, Betty (Jim) Hendrickson and Peggy (Bob) Sol, both of Menomonie, and Kathleen (Bill) Hanson of Fridley, Minn.; a son-in-law, Donald Schneider of Ellsworth; a sister, Margaret (Jim) Brandenburg of Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Judy Schneider; a sister, Marian Nelson; and two brothers, Steven and Ralph Ryder.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Marna M. Benson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, 6A

Marna M. Benson, 65, formerly of Glenwood City and Oakdale, Minn., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

She was the beloved wife of Richard; mother of Patti Sattler, Dan (Dianna), William (Colleen), and David (Melanee); sister of Juleen (Twila) Tiller and Irene (Delmar) Dietsche; grandchildren, John, Sarah, Richard, Zachary, Zebulon, Lucas, Nicholas and Blake; great-grandson, Cooper; and nieces, nephews, and many friends; also her dog, Greta.

Preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Alma Tiller; sister, Sharon Benson; and father-in-law, Rudy Benson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, from Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6355 N. 10th St., Oakdale. Interment was in Glenwood City.

Memorial preferred to donor’s choice.

Maple Oaks Funeral Home, 2585 Stillwater Road, St. Paul, Minn., handled arrangements.

 Byron R. “Doc” Austin

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, 6A

Byron R. “Doc” Austin, 75, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Born Jan. 30, 1924, in Dunn County, he was raised in the Ridgeland area and attended school there. He farmed for many years for Dunn County area farmers.

Byron married the former Doris Hintzman on June 23, 1951, in Wheeler. Byron also worked in the sawmill for Kadinger’s and for Wayne Pallets before retiring. He has been retired the last 10 years.

In his younger years, Byron loved to roller skate and was an excellent skater. He enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Byron is survived by two daughters, Verla (Ken) Engebretson of Boyceville and Judy (Joe) Yaeger of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Robin (Harold) Morse, Melissa (Ken) Koss, Shonna Engebretson, Nick (Stacy) Engebretson, Tim (Judy) Dresser, Theresa (Donald) Wilson, and Joseph R. Yaeger; 13 great-grandchildren; several half brothers and half sisters; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris, and an infant daughter, Barbara.

Funeral services for Bryon are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Paul Doering officiating. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth E. Brunn

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, A6-A8

Elizabeth E. Brunn, 91, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Elizabeth Edmonds was born March 28, 1908, in Gordon to Claude and Elva (Dunlap) Edmonds. She was raised in Connorsville and the Tramway area and has lived in Menomonie since age 13.

Elizabeth married Martin Brunn on May 25, 1929, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last May. Elizabeth did house cleaning and baby sitting for people in the Menomonie area and also ran the Junction Store for seven years.

Elizabeth was active in the Senior Center and helped to organize Bible classes there on Fridays. She was born again into the family of God at age 39 and has maintained an active interest in the things of the Lord. She was a longtime member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Martin of Menomonie; a daughter, Elinor (Eugene) Johnson of Mellen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Rassbach of Menomonie and Lucille Carpenter of Plainfield, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a stillborn son, James Martin; a daughter, Hazel Hermsen; two sisters, Hazel Edmonds and Mary Knott; two brothers, Howard and Harvey Edmonds; and a granddaughter, Donna Johnson.

Funeral services for Elizabeth are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie with Pastor Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/ Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Alvin A. “Al” Kroells

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, A8

Alvin A. “Al” Kroells, 66, 2003 Falls Ave., Waterloo, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Kroells was born on Nov. 16, 1932, in Arlington, Minn., the son of Herman and Martha (Petzel) Kroells. He married Audrey Lokken on April 23, 1954, in Menomonie.

He was employed in the Sub Assembly Department for John Deere Tractor Works for 29 years, retiring in 1984.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Douglas of Waterloo and James of Prior Lake, Minn.; one daughter, Valerie Kroells of Waterloo; one brother, Leo of Belle Plaine, Minn.; a sister, Ivonne Lynch of St. Paul, Minn.; five granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, and one hour prior to services at the church.Memorials may be directed to the family.

Stella T. Blessington

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, A6

Stella T. Blessington, 97, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Kalamazoo.

She was born April 4, 1902, in Menomonie, the youngest of three children born to John and Mary (Arntz) Timbers. Her mother’s family farm is now part of the Wisconsin Dells.

She graduated from The Stout Institute (University of Wisconsin-Stout) and received a master’s degree in 1959 from Western Michigan University. She lived in Wisconsin until 1923 when she moved to St. Louis, Mo., and later to Battle Creek, Mich.

On Aug. 19, 1930, she was united in marriage to Peter Blessington and they moved to Galesburg, Mich. She continued her career as a dietician with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek, retiring in 1971 at the age of 70. Following her retirement, she devoted her time to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the American Dietician Association.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (John) Curry of Portage; five grandchildren, Joseph and Sarah Curry, Mary and Robert Reffitt, Kathleen and Robert Homan, Carmen (Keith) Stoyanoff, and John and Brenda Curry; and 12 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Adam, Chad, John, Megan, Alexis, Rebecca, Hannah, Emily, Ben, Jacob and Eric.

She was preceded in death by his husband, Peter, in 1948.Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Menomonie.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo, 301 West Cedar St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Arrangements by the Betzler Funeral Home of Kalamazoo.

Edward W. Brown

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, A6

Edward W. Brown, 77, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born April 27, 1922, in Menomonie to Harvey C. and Rose H. (Kochendorfer) Brown. He was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1940. He then served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years.Ed married the former Glendora Geisert on Sept. 15, 1943, in Stillwater, Minn. After his discharge from the Navy, Ed owned and operated The Army Store in Menomonie until retiring. He also served with the Wisconsin National Guard in Menomonie for five years. He was a lifelong resident of Dunn County.

Ed was a member of VFW Post #1039 and Hosford-Chase Post #32 of The American Legion and a former member of Menomonie Moose Lodge #1584. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He attended the United Methodist Church in Wheeler.

Ed is survived by three brothers, Harvey C. (Margaret) Brown of Prescott, Harold D. Brown of Weatherford, Okla., and Richard E. (Maxine) Brown of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Glendora; two sisters, Janet Florence and Mary Foslid; and two brothers, John W. Brown and Robert D. Brown.

Funeral services for Ed are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Nancy Diller officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

Friends may call from noon until time of services today (Sunday) at the funeral home.

Irene B. Marks

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, A6

Irene B. Marks, 91, of Mondovi, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

John D. Butler

Dunn County News, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, A6

John D. Butler, 83, of Glenwood City, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Downing, with Rev. Gregg Meser officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery, Glenwood City.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Monday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

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