Dunn County Obituaries
September 2000

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the September 3, 2000 issue of the Dunn County News.

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William P. Garnett

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

William "Penn" P. Garnett, age 79, formerly of N6693 470th St., Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Eau Claire to Carl and Emma (Klopp) Garnett. Penn enlisted in the U. S. Army on Oct. 10, 1941, and served until his honorable discharge on July 6, 1946.

He was a receiving clerk at Eau Claire Book and Stationery, Montgomery Wards, and retired from Kmart in Menomonie in 1987. He had been a resident of Menomonie the last 40 years.

He was a life member of VFW Post #1039 of Menomonie, a life member of the VFW National Home for Children, and a member of the Fifth Army Association 126th-173rd Field Artillery.

Survivors include a daughter, Trudi Malhotra of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; two sons, Steven of Mason, Mich., and Jeffrey of Holt, Mich.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger (June) of Eau Claire; three sisters, Frances Reed, Beverly Boettcher and Elaine (Jack) Wickland, all of Eau Claire; four sisters-in-law, Esther Garnett of Fargo, ND, Laura (Ted) Beguhn of Menomonie, Doris (Wayne) Klinkhammer of Owatonna, Minn., and Irene (Wallace) Brunn of Menomonie; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Singerhouse and Ronald Singerhouse, both of Menomonie; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Tom Garnett of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack; and a sister, Winnie Winrich.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire with Pastor Joel A. Hoelter officiating. burial was in Rest Haven Gardens in the Town of Washington where VFW Post #305 of Eau Claire conducted military graveside rites.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the VFW or the VFW Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

Agnes Carlson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

Agnes Carlson, age 82, of Allegan, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Carlson was born May 6, 1918, in Allegan, the daughter of Ivan and Bessie (Beery) St. John. she had proudly resided at 200 Allegan County Fair Drive, next to the Allegan County Fairgrounds, for 82 years.

She had been clerk at the former Allegan Grange Store for 15 years and had also worked at the former Friedlen's Co. of Allegan as a secretary.

She was an avid bowler and a member of the Eagles Alley Cats.

Surviving are two stepsons and their spouses, Owen and Delores Carlson of Virginia and John and Nancy Carlson of Holland; five grandchildren; one brother and his wife, Clifford and Virginia St. John of Allegan; one sister, Gertrude St. John of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian St. John of Otsego, Mich., and Althea St. John of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest, in 1995, and two brothers.

There will be no services. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Suite A., Allegan, MI 49010.

Arrangements by the Gordon Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel.

Luella Goodchild Fladten

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

Luella (Goodchild) Fladten, age 93, of Prairie Farm, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at the Dallas Health Care Center.

Mass of Christian burial was Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Almena with Father Dennis Mullen officiating. Burial was in Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

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

Jeanette M. Shackleton

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

Jeanette Monica Shackleton, age 85, formerly of Cornell, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Spring Valley Health Care Center in Spring Valley.

She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Chippewa Falls to Della (Brunberg) and John Otis Gangstad. She grew up in Chippewa Falls and the Township of Hallie. She graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1932, then graduated from Eau Claire Normal, and taught at Robert Grade School in rural Holcombe.

Monica was married to Cecil Shackleton on June 5, 1938, by Rev. Melvin Miller in Cornell. They resided in the Cornell and Chippewa Falls area. She was a resident of Spring Valley Health Care Center since 1992.

She was a member of the Church of God in Cornell and taught Sunday School there for many years.

Survivors include six daughters, Della Fisk of Menomonie, Laura (Jesse) Ruby of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Evelyn Lee of Sandpoint, Idaho, Pearl (Phillip) Velie of Elk Mound, Sarah (LaVerne) Larson of River Falls, and Jeanette Stovner of Richfield, Minn.; one brother, Donald (Pauline) Gangstad of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Gangstad of Virginia and Maxcyne Gangstad of Arkansas; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Cecil Shackleton on April 13, 1983; her parents; her stepmother, Doris Gangstad; one son, Warren Cecil Shackleton; one sister, Orel Gangstad; two brothers, Robert and Edward Gangstad; and four grandchildren, Carol Wood, Sylvia Fisk Jones, Susan Marie Velie and Joseph Edwin Ruby.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls. A nephew, the Rev. Stanley Shackleton, officiated at the service with music and personal reflections given by friends and family members. Interment in the family lot followed at Prairie View Cemetery, Town of Hallie.

Pallbearers included Lon Fisk, Earl Fisk, Dale Fisk, Todd Velie, Dick Shackleton and Charles Carrell.

 

James O. Dahl

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

James O.  Dahl, age 85, of Elk Lake, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000 at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

James was born Oct. 5, 1914, in the Town of Wheaton on the family farm to Jacob and Kathrine (Jensen) Dahl. He was a graduate of Colfax High School and was a partner in the Dahl/Carey farm with Earl Carey.

He was a DeKalb seed dealer for many years, a member of the West Wisconsin Telcom board and a member of the Chippewa County Zoning Board. He was active in the Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church.

James will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include three sisters, Verna (Earl) Carey, Marion (Frank Sr.) Dummer and Normal (Joe) Ausman; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Arlene Drake and Florence Marquardt.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, from the Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Pamela Bengtson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 3, 2000, A6

Pamela Bengtson, 38, of Elmwood, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Pamela J. Bengtson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 6, 2000, A6

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Pamela J. Bengtson, age 38, of Elmwood, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Pam was born Sept. 18, 1961, in Middlesex, Mass., to Jim and Jean (Hawkinson) Drury. She moved to the Menomonie area where she graduated from Menomonie High School and later earned her associate degree in accounting from Chippewa Valley Technical College. She married Lonnie Bengtson on Aug. 13, 1987, in Baldwin.

Pam was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Menomonie for five years. After a thorough study of the Bible, she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on Sept. 7, 1996. Pam remained a serious Bible student and had full confidence of God's promise of a paradise earth. Under Jesus' rule, she looked forward to living in a cleansed, peaceful world, free of sickness and death. Ps 37:10,11, 29.

She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Bengtson, of Elmwood; five children, Angela (Seth) Velin of Eau Claire and Melissa Brown, Jacob Brown, Nicole Bengtson and Devon Bengtson, all of Elmwood; her parents, Jim and Jean Drury of Boyceville; and four sisters, Debbie (Mark) Engle, Brenda (Rick) Butler; Cheryl (Joe) Stacken, and Laurey (Dan) Schlottman.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Eau Claire (3400 Horlacher lane).

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Isla M. 
Bandelow

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 6, 2000, A6

Isla M. Bandelow, age 93, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Isla was born Dec. 3, 1906, in Granton to Ernest and Grace (Mortimer) Rowe. She was raised in Neillsville and moved to Menomonie in 1944. She married Leland Bandelow on Oct. 8, 1926, in Neillsville.

Isla was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose and a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie since 1944. She belonged to the Love Circle at the church and to Dunn County Homemakers. She worked for many years in the Menomonie School District as a cook in the hot lunch programs.

She enjoyed crocheting, reading, needlepoint and gardening, especially working with flowers. Isla loved to entertain, loved her church and circle, loved her children and grandchildren, and loved to travel and shop.

She is survived by four children, Joyce Oberle of Menomonie, Lowell (Ramona) Bandelow of St. Paul, Minn., Nelva Bandelow of Menomonie, and Charlene (Richard) Johnson of Bozeman, Mont.; four grandchildren, Gregory (Lois) Oberle of Colfax, Michael (Lori) Bandelow of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bruce Rehberg of Fridley, Minn., and Benjamin Johnson of Bozeman; three step grandchildren, Kim Wald of Menomonie, Joseph Wald of Arizona, and Lori (Marty) Craig of Fall Creek; four great-grandchildren, Patrick Bandelow and Erin Bandelow, both of St. Petersburg, and Damien Oberle and Derrick Oberle, both of Colfax; one step great-grandchild, Megan Wald of Menomonie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Isla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leland, in 1979; two sisters, Erma Pepper and Fern Borde; a son-in-law, James Oberle; a daughter-in-law, Esther Bandelow; and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Jim Harrington officiating. burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Selma Irene Eng

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 10, 2000, A6

Selma Irene Eng passed away peacefully at Park View Home in Woodville on Wed., Sept. 6, 2000.

Selma was born to immigrant parents John and Mary (Lien) Eng on Nov. 1, 1913 at Hersey, Wis. As a young child she and her family moved to a farm in Knapp. She attended the Denver and Cady Creek grade schools.

Selma was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and was a long-time member of the Wilson Lutheran Church and the W.E.L.C.A.

She worked out many years, doing house work and helping to take care of elderly in their homes. In 1965, she moved back to the home farm to take care of her parents and remained there until she entered Park View Home a month ago.

Selma enjoyed crocheting, doing embroidery work, and reading her Bible while her vision permitted.

Selma is survived by two sisters, Olga Morrison of Eau Claire, and Marian Eng of Knapp; one brother, Simon Eng of Knapp; a step-niece, Lena Gaul of Sycamore, Ill.; and a step-niece-in-law, Roxie Morrison of Rochelle, Ill. She also has many relatives in Norway.

Visitation was held Sat., Sept. 9, 2000 from 10-11 a.m. at Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson, Wis. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Music was provided by organist LeRoy Johnson and vocalist Joe Menter. Burial was in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery.

Bearers were Doug Faber, Charles Bowell, Glenn Sather, David Hendrickson, John Miller, and Dennis Blegen.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Conrad "Connie" Olson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 10, 2000, A6

Conrad "Connie" Olson, age 60, of Menomonie died on Thurs., Sept. 7 at his home in Weston Township.

Funeral services for Connie will be held on Monday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley with Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Friends may call at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-8 p.m. and at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley is handling arrangements.

Conrad "Connie" Olson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 13, 2000, A6

 

Conrad "Connie" Irvin Olson, age 60, of Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at his home in Weston Township, surrounded by loved ones, after a battle with cancer.

Connie was born March 7, 1940, in Martell in Pierce County to Ole and Florance (Hanson) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Rush River Lutheran Church. He attended grade school in Martell and high school in Spring Valley. After high school, Connie worked at the Ford garage in Spring Valley and then joined the Army Reserves in 1963 for a period of six months. After the Reserves, Connie went to work for Henry Lee in Elmwood as a mechanic and semi driver.

Connie married Marilyn Frank in 1965 at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Menomonie. After the big event, the two moved to Jefferson and Connie went to work for Sweeney Brothers as a mechanic.  He then went on to be an operator with Sweeney's and for several different construction companies. Between Connie's construction career, he also owned and operated his own semi tractor.

In 1978, Connie and Marilyn bought Marilyn's homestead farm in Weston Township. Connie continued his construction days while his wife and children managed the farm. Connie retired in 1997 from the Operating Engineers.

Connie is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Sis (Steve) Bol of Woodville; two sons, Dan (Donna) Olson and Dennis "Toad" (Kim) Olson, both of Menomonie; four granddaughters, Stephanie Bol, Jessica Olson, and Tessa and Tori Olson; three grandsons, Justin and Jordan Bol and Nathan Olson; five brothers, Harry (Steph) of Atlanta, Texas, Morris of Luck, Clifford of Balsam Lake, Dennis of Texas, and David of Clear Lake; two sisters, Shirley (Donny) Tourville of Amery and Doris (Kenny) Wilson of St. Paul, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances; and a granddaughter, Tanya Bol.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 211, 2000, at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Special music was provided by Sally Johnson, vocalist. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Bearers were Jim Plahn, Dave Wolske, Butch Wentlandt, Raymond Lehman, John Einum and Stan Labs.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Daniel Thibado

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 13, 2000, A6

Graveside services and interment for Daniel Thibado will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at noon at Riverview Cemetery in Downsville.

Fellowship will commence following the services at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville.

Dorothy Sieben

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 13, 2000, A6

Dorothy Sieben, age 68, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her home. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at the Ridgeland Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, rural Dallas.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Malcolm "Mac" McLain

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 13, 2000, A6

Malcolm "Mac" B. McLain, age 82, of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Mac was born March 10, 1918, and raised on his parents' farm north of Wheeler. His parents, Malcolm Cecil and Susan (Bailey) McLain, were descendants of early homestead settlers of the Downsville and St. Croix Valley areas.

Mac graduated in 1935 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture. Mac attended Tulane University on a football scholarship. He also played football for a number of years in the National Football League. He married Josephine Margaret Ryan on Oct. 27, 1941, in Buffalo, NY and they honeymooned at Niagara Falls.

Mac was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a "Sea Bee." Mac served in the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. Following the war, he took over the family farm near Baxterville. Mac also worked a number of years at Lakeside Aluminum in Menomonie. In 1965, Mac began working for Dunn County Social Services, retiring in 1980. Mac was an avid camper, fisherman and hunter. He and Josephine enjoyed 19 winters as snowbirds in Mesa, AZ. Mac was a member of Wheeler American Legion Post #235 and Menomonie Moose Lodge #1584.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Jo; their two sons, Mike of Madison and Bill (Laurie) of Hudson; their daughters, Judy (Gary) Johnson of Hastings, Minn., and Sandi Millar (Dale Tennison) and Joan Johnson, both of Hudson; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Dickson and Mabel Maurer; a daughter-in-law, Adonis Seiser McLain; and a grandson, Steven Johnson.

Funeral services are 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral home.

Wayne L. Neubauer

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 17, 2000, A6

Wayne L. Neubauer, age 80, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to August and Mabel (Ponto) Neubauer. Wayne was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and attended Highland School. He farmed on the home farm in the Town of Weston all of his life.

Wayne was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Midwest Farmers Horse Pulling Association and really enjoyed working with horses.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Menomonie; two sons, Vaughn (Carol) Neubauer and Eugene Neubauer, both of Menomonie; four grandchildren, James (Angie) Neubauer of Roberts and Thomas, Kathy and Kari Neubauer, all of Menomonie; one great-grandson, Jacob; two sisters, Verna Gesche and Vera Doane, both of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Orval L. Biel

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 17, 2000, A6

Orval L. Biel, age 68, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, while visiting in Show Low, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alice Adams Biel. He is also survived by their children: Elizabeth (Pete) Otto of Goodhue, Minn., Phyllis (Tony) Reilly of Hastings, Minn., Carol (Darrin) Crook of Fort Davis, Texas, Nancy (Calvin) Gudgeon of Staples, Minn., Roger (Julie) Biel of Phoenix, Ariz., and Glen (Annette) Biel of Isanti, Minn. He was also the proud grandpa to 10 grandchildren.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1932, in Des Lacs, ND. He served with the Army in Korea from 1951 to 1954. After doing everything from farming to trucking, he retired form the 3M plant in Menomonie in 1994. At that time, he and Alice sold their house and became full-time RVers, traveling around the United States.

Interment was in the National Memorial Veteran's Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Condolences can be sent to Alice Biel, 4102 E. St. Charles Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040-5129.

James O. Rotnem

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 17, 2000, A6

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James O. Rotnem, age 74, retired engineer for the NASA Lewis Research Center, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his home in 4063 Center Road, Avon, Ohio.

One of his last projects before retiring from NASA in 1984 was the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite Program. The satellite was designed to provide links that would allow sharp images to be transmitted around the world for medical purposes, battlefield strategies, and personal and business communications. After retiring from NASA, he spent six years as consultant for Analex Co. of Cleveland.

He was born in Elk Mound, the son of Martin and Dorthea (Orbeck) Rotnem.

He graduated from Menomonie High School and attended Stout Institute before entering the service. During World War II he served as radio technician for the Navy. After the war, he attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Before joining NASA, he worked in optics and cryptography as a civilian employee of Naval Research Lab. He lived in Oxnard, Calif., before moving to Avon in 1960.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Avon, the Loraine County Historical Society, Loraine County Genealogical Society, the Valdres Samband, and other Norwegian heritage organizations.

He made several trips to Norway to research his family and meet relatives. In the process, he was able to trace his ancestry as far back as the eighth century.

He is survived by his beloved family: his wife of 48 years, Shirley; sons, James O. and Timothy P. of Avon, Steven of Rocky River, and Thomas E. of Decatur, Ga.; daughter Terrilyn Wilhelm of North Olmstad; brothers, Burton (Mary Lou) and Rolf (Elaine); and sisters, Dorothy (LaVerne) Gilbertson, Marge (Lee) Iverson, and Vivian (Keith) Riley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Steven David Wilhelm; and one brother, Eugene.

Services were at Faith Lutheran Church, 2265 Garden Drive, Avon, OH 44022.

Orville R. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 17, 2000, A6

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Orville R. Johnson, age 71, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Sept.  12, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born Aug. 7, 1929, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Raymond and Mabel (Robelia) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and attended Dunn County Agricultural School. Orville married Jean Creaser on Dec.  5, 1952, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

He farmed on the home farm all of his life until retiring and moving into Menomonie in 1991. He sheared sheep for many years and was a licensed livestock dealer. Orville also trained oxen and was well-known for driving his oxen, Sven and Ole, in parades.

Orville was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, a member and past president of the Church Council, and the Bible Study leader for the Men of Peace. He was a member for 10 years of the Dunn County Board of Supervisors, president of the Colfax Equity Association, member and past president of the Menomonie Farmers Union Cooperative, and president of Highland Cemetery.

Orville enjoyed playing cards, his daily coffee group gathering at The Kernel, and meeting and talking with all people. He also enjoyed traveling and he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Orville is survived by his wife, Jean; eight daughters and two sons, Julie Johnson of Maple Grove, Minn., Nancy (John) Cook of Menomonie, Mary (Doug) Ketterling of Devils Lake, ND, Patti (Don) Weber of Menomonie, Peggy (Steve) Bolton of Woodbury, Minn., Rhonda (Harold) Fairchild of Clinton, Tenn., Lynda (Bob) Maki of Hudson, Lisa (Greg) Stark of Menomonie, Scott (Heidi) Johnson of Menomonie, and Steve (Amy) Johnson of Menomonie; 31 grandchildren; his mother, Mabel Johnson Overby of Woodville; two sisters, Lavonne (Lyle) Kuester of Menomonie and Shirley (Bob) Reinhardt of Woodville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond, and a daughter, Pamela.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Eldren "Al" H. Tolzmann

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 17, 2000, A6

Eldren "Al" H. Tolzmann, age 75, of Wheeler, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Al was born March 4, 1925, in Minnesota Lake, Minn., to Harry and Lillian Tolzmann. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944-45 and the Coast Guard from 1945-46. He married Norma Rogge in Wells, Minn., on May 2, 1935.

Al lived in Faribault County, Minnesota, until retiring from construction in 1988, and then moved to Milaca, Minn., where he worked at Westlings Manufacturing for a couple of years. Norma preceded Al in death on Dec. 25, 1994, and shortly after he moved to Menomonie.

Al loved working, especially with tools. He also loved his family and his dogs.

He is survived by his children, Rod (Laurie) Tolzmann of Beldenville, Karla Cargill of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ron (Sandy) Tolzmann of Winnebago, Minn.; special person in his life, Lois Boe of Menomonie; his mother, Lillian Tolzmann of Albert Lea, Minn.; a brother, Robert (Marlys) Tolzmann of Wells; a sister-in-law, Doris Manclark of St. Paul, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; a son, Eldren Jr.; and his father, Harry.

Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Geoff Scott officiating.

Amy J. Hanson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 20, 2000, A6

Amy J. Hanson, age 88, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at home surrounded by her loving family. She had survived cancer for more than 40 years.

Amy was born April 24, 1912, in Connorsville to Rasmus and Anna (Johanson) Henrikson. She graduated from high school in Chicago and then moved back to her family farm in Connorsville. She married Sylvester Hanson on April 21, 1937, in Crown Point, Ind. They moved to Spring Valley and back to Menomonie in 1942.

Amy was very active at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie for more than 50 years. She loved to quilt and was a Boy Scout leader for many years.

She is survived by four children, Beverly (Jack) Schellin of Mosinee, Gloria Jean Bunting of Lauderdale, Minn., Vicki (Stanley) Holden of Elk Mound, and Steven Hanson of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Wendy (Joseph) Uhrich of Minneapolis, Minn., David (Geraldine) Schellin of St. Paul, Minn., Christen (Jackie) Richardson of Seagoville, Texas, Charles (Nena) Serios of Hudson, Paul (Jessica) Bunting of St. Paul, and Michele (Robert) Sandberg of Rice Lake; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian (Frank) Glisky of Seattle, Wash., and Etta (Robert) Garrison of El Camino Island, Wash.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester; a son, David Martin; a daughter, Mary Ellen Crego; a grandson, Eric Crego; two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Dan Alexander and Kurt Larson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Richard L. Klingman

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 20, 2000, A6

Richard L. Klingman, age 68, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, near the home of his brother in Knapp.

Richard was born Dec. 4, 1931, in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County, to Arthur and Lelia (Butler) Klingman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Richard married Mavis Rogers on Dec. 15, 1957, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

They moved to the Minneapolis, Minn., area where he was a truck driver and also worked for Greyhound in the package express depot. He also was a truck driver for Ideal Doors before moving to Menomonie in 1992 and driving truck for the Knapp Feed Store.

Richard was an avid pilot and loved flying and airplanes. He also loved buying lottery tickets.

He is survived by his wife, Mavis; four children, Perry Klingman, Ronald Klingman, Terance Klingman and Michael Klingman, all of Menomonie; two grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers, Evelyn (Clarence) Theisen of Minneapolis, Mildred Larson of St. Louis Park, Minn., Jessie Varney of Minneapolis, John Klingman of Fridley, Minn., Shirley Brimer of Blaine, Minn., Ardith (Philip) Hoolihan of Hudson, David (Carla) Klingman of Knapp, and Donald (Sue) Klingman of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Daniel, and a brother, Bill Klingman. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Edna M. Melick

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 20, 2000, A6

Edna M. Melick, age 81, a resident of Waterloo, Iowa, most of her life, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie following a lengthy illness.

Edna Marian Bishop, the daughter of John and Annabelle (Bartley) Bishop, was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Rowley, Iowa. She received a two-year teaching degree from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She later taught in the Chapin, Brandon, Waterloo and Quasqueton school districts.

Edna married Chester J. Melick on May 24, 1941. She worked for the Rath Packing Co. for 28 years before retiring in 1981.

She is survived by her son, Ronald J. (Margaret) Melick of Menomonie; a granddaughter, Lisa (Neal) Steward, and four great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Alicia, Derek and Emily of Bloomington, Minn.; and three sisters, Helen (Tom) Lewis of Shellsburg, Iowa, Dorothy Bishop of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Maxine Ford of Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chet; a brother, Harold; and two sisters, Mildred Bishop and Grace Bishop Arnold.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at the First Methodist Church in Waterloo with the Rev. Pam Ulffers officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Ave., Waterloo.

The family was assisted by Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Eleanore M. McLin

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, A6

Eleanore M. McLin, age 81, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at her home in Menomonie.

Eleanore was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Manitowoc, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sepneiski. She was raised in Manitowoc and worked in the tinsel factory in that community in her younger years. In 1940, Eleanore moved to Menomonie and lived with her aunt.

She met Sylvester McLin at the Old 400 Club in Menomonie and they were married on June 16, 1941, in Menomonie. Besides raising four children, Eleanore worked at Beatrice Hunt Wesson for about 16 years, retiring in 1983.

She loved travel and went on many bus tours with the Senior Citizens. Sylvester died in 1991.

Eleanore is survived by a daughter, Sharon McLin of Colfax; two sons, Dan McLin of Menomonie and Mike McLin of Rice Lake; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Janesky of Manitowoc.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Warren in 1998, and a sister, Louise Gray.

Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

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

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

Dorothy Aspen

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, A6

Dorothy Aspen, age 84, of Harlingen, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming, Minn.

She is survived by two sons, Phillip of Harlingen and Michael (Fern) of Wyoming; three daughters, Marge (Jon) Ellis of Wisconsin Dells, Ruth (Lyle) Albright of San Antonio, Texas, and Esther Hoss of Olathe, Kan.; four brothers, Floyd (Norma) Burton of Holmen, Kenneth (Audrey) Burton of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Marvin (Dorothy) Burton of Downing, and Charles Burton of King; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence Aspen, and two daughters, Midge and Maryanne.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at the Mattson Funeral Home in Forest Lake, Minn. Burial was in Wyoming United Methodist Cemetery in Wyoming.

Mattson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Evelyn V. Buntz

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 27, 2000, A6

Evelyn V. Buntz, age 95, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Evelyn Veronica Wagner was born July 26, 1905, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to John and Angeline (Remmel) Wagner. She was baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She attended school in the Town of Red Cedar.

Evelyn married Albert Grundman on Oct. 13, 1923, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. After his death, she married Otto Buntz on March 19, 1949, in Stillwater, Minn. He also preceded Evelyn in death. Evelyn has lived in Menomonie since 1946.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and enjoyed quilting with the women at church. She also enjoyed playing cards with her card club and she loved her flowers. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Evelyn is survived by two sons and two daughters, Galen Grundman of Caledonia, Gene (Evelyn) Grundman of Nekoosa, and Angenette (Wilbur "Buster") Lewis and Delima (Edward) Sorenson, both of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a half brother, Harlan (Mildred) Wagner of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Grundman; a great-great-grandson, Caleb Leach; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Grundman; three brothers, Lawrence, Gerald and Ralph Wagner; a half brother, Willard "Butch" Wagner, and a sister-in-law, Laura Wagner.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Cherryl L. Stambaugh

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 27, 2000, A6

Cherryl L. Stambaugh, age 42, of Elmwood, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at her home with hospice.

The former Cherryl Lee Larson was born Dec. 9, 1957, in St. Paul, Minn., to Donald and Shirley (Dudrey) Larson. She graduated from Elmwood High School.

Cherryl married Woody Stambaugh on Oct. 7, 1978, in Hanover, Pa. They have lived in the Elmwood area the last 13 years. Cherryl worked for 11 years at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She had many animals and she loved them all dearly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Cherryl is survived by her husband, Woody Stambaugh of Elmwood; five children, Bobbie Jo Stambaugh of Boyceville, and Kristina Stambaugh, Michael Stambaugh, Leah Stambaugh and Anthony Stambaugh, all of Elmwood; her mother, Shirley Larson of Elmwood; two brothers, Kenneth (Donna) Larson of Ellsworth and Daniel (Lisa) Larson of Menomonie; three sisters, Bonnie (Marcelo) Chan of St. Paul, and Molly (Todd) Hines and Betsy (Kory) Graf, both of Elmwood; three brothers-in-law, Roger Young, Paul Stambaugh and Wayne Stambaugh; four sisters-in-law, Jackie (Donnie) Brown, Trudy (Lonnie) Foltz, Anita (Darwin) Lynner and Melody (Al) Budensiek; a special friend, Jan Stoeklen; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Larson Sr.; a sister, Robyn Young; a brother, Donald Larson Jr.; and a niece, Michelle Young.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, W6733 Church School Lane, Durand, with Pastor Jeff Coleman officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Harry H. Gardner

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 27, 2000, A6

Harry H. Gardner, age 86, of Menomonie, formerly of Elmwood, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he resided since December 1999.

He was born Feb. 17, 1914, in rural Elmwood, Dunn County, to Ernest and Edna Gardner. He grew up in the Elmwood community. He married Marvel McCoy in May 1960. After marriage, they lived and farmed on the home farm, rural Elmwood, until 1988 when they moved to Menomonie. Marvel died Jan. 21, 1994.

Harry is survived by a sister, Beulah Frank of Durand, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Besides his wife, his parents, one sister, and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with the Rev. Sandra Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

Rhiel's Funeral Service in Elmwood served the family.

Eugene M. Johnston

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 27, 2000, A6

Eugene M. Johnston, age 86, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

Gene was born July 5, 1914, in Menomonie to Ervin and Kathryn Johnston. He served with the 151st Infantry during World War II in New Guinea and the Philippines and received three Bronze Stars.

On Nov. 15, 1947, he married Flora Pitt in St. Paul, Minn. They moved to Grand Junction, Colo., in 1957. Gene was a member of the Operating Engineers, #9, and worked on several construction projects in Colorado, including the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Gene is survived by his wife, Flora; two sons, Thomas of Brighton, Colo., and John "Jack" of Murray, Utah; a daughter, Shirley Johnston of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Betty Reinheimer of Green Bay; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Callahan-Edfast Chapel with Pastor Gary Buss officiating. Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery on Orchard Mesa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 840 N. 11th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501.Callahan-Edfast Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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