Dunn County, WI Obituaries
September 2003

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

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Gilbert "Gib" A. Lemke

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 3, 2003, A6

Gilbert "Gib" A. Lemke, age 92, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center.

Gib was born on Dec. 1, 1910, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Ferdinand and Augusta (Kerner) Lemke. He married Vivian Heitkamp on April 16, 1932, in Menomonie.

Gib was a lifelong resident of Menomonie and a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church. He farmed for 10 years before working with the Dunn County Highway Department in maintenance, snow removal and grading for 30 years, retiring in 1973.

Gib delivered meals to Menomonie schools for 10 years. He enjoyed deer hunting in his younger days, playing pool, and caring for his flowers, and he also loved to be with his grandchildren.

Gib is survived by two daughters, Viola Roquette of Woodville and Violet (Norm) Becker of Coon Rapids, Minn.; one son, Allan (Sheila) Lemke of Ramsey, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian; two great-grandsons, Phillip Glines and Rollie Roquette; three brothers; George, Art and Walter; and a sister, Myrtle.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Douglas A. Wikum

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 3, 2003, A6

Douglas A. Wikum, Professor Emeritus, age 69, of Hayward, passed away at his home under the care of hospice and with his loving family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Stoughton to Arnold and Esther Wikum. After graduating from Edgerton High School in 1951, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He also worked for the Department of Natural Resources.

Douglas earned his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, his M.S. from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D from the University of South Dakota.

He married Jane Trappe on July 19, 1958. He taught at Sun Prairie and Menomonie High Schools. He was a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout from 1966-74 and 1976-94, where he also served a term as Department Chair. From 1974-76 he worked for the Environmental Division of Stone and Webster in Boston.

He was an enthusiastic teacher who believed in helping students prepare, not only for their careers, but also for their roles as citizens. An avid researcher, he was involved in ecological and water quality projects for the USDA, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Navy, among others.

In retirement, he continued to be active in his church. In addition, he was Board President of the Hayward Area Community Food Shelf, and served five years on the Hayward Golf and Tennis Club Board where he chaired the Tennis Committee. For the last two years, he chaired the Hayward Civic Club's July 4th Community Picnic and Fireworks.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jane; three daughters, Karen (Dale) Volkman of Seymour, Kathy Hagen of Shoreview, Minn., and Kristy Hoepner of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and one son, Erick (Elizabeth) Wikum of Green Bay. He is further survived by eight grandchildren; stepmother, Edna Wikum of Edgerton; sister, Diane Weinstock of Racine; sister-in-law, Susan (John) Timm of Scottsdale, Ariz.; aunts, uncles, several cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bill Weinstock.

He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, touching many lives through his teaching, example of faith and courage, and sense of humor. He tirelessly promoted and played tennis, his passion. Proud of his Norwegian heritage, he maintained a close relationship with relatives in Norway.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at First Lutheran Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church of Hayward, Regional Hospice Services, Inc., 2101 Beaser Ave., Ashland, WI 54806, or to the charity of your choice.

Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home of Hayward assisted the family.
 

Myrtle I. Link

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 3, 2003, A6

Myrtle I. Link, age 79, of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Myrtle was born July 17, 1924, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Edward and Hattie (Schultz) Hintzman. Myrtle grew up in the Town of Sherman.

She married Sherman Link on May 18, 1946, in Menomonie. After marriage, they farmed for many years in the Menomonie area and raised and cared for their 13 children. After retiring from farming, they moved to Menomonie. Sherman died Aug. 1, 1991, and Myrtle remained in Menomonie the rest of her life.

Myrtle is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Cyril) Traun of Bloomington, Minn., Cheryl (Dan) Wyss of Boyceville, and Patty (Don) Larson of Knapp; 10 sons, Ron (Shirley), Jim (Audrey), Dan (Ann), Roger, Jerry (Lisa), and Dean (Missy), all of Menomonie, Robert (Debra) of Spring Vally, Gary (Jan) of Babbitt, Minn., and Tom (Marilyn) and David (Darlene), both of Knapp; 48 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Mattison and Evelyn Grutt, both of Menomonie; and two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Hintzman of West St. Paul, Minn., and Phyllis Hintzman of Menomonie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three grandchildren, Chuck Traun, Julie Wyss and Skyler Link; three sisters; and six brothers.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Iron Creek Cemetery, Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
 

Donald H. Wagner

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 3, 2003, A6

Donald H. Wagner, age 76, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Donald was born on April 19, 1927, in Dunn County to Henry and Lillian (Greene) Wagner. He served with the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945. Donald married Doris Larsen on Dec. 20, 1949, in Menomonie. He was a lifelong resident of the Menomonie area and was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie.
Donald worked as an auto mechanic before working at Sanna Dairies as a maintenance technician for 25 years.

Donald liked to fish and hunt, go to thrift sales, and take bus trips.

Donald is survived by his wife, Doris of Menomonie; two sons, Roger (Rita) Wagner and Gary (Kathy) Wagner, both of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Scott (Alex) Wagner of Burnsville, Minn., Jenny (Kevin) Hanson of Eau Claire, and Katie Wagner and Ryan and Renee Wagner, all of Menomonie; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David J. Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Menomonie. Military honors will be provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Michael D. Storing

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 3, 2003, A6

Michael D. Storing, age 56, of Colfax, died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born April 25, 1947, in Menomonie to David and Margaret (Scharlau) Storing and baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Mike served in the U.S Navy. He later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree.
Mike owned and operated D & M Antenna Sales and Service and also owned Hafridge Kennels.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and most recently enjoyed camping with his family at the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mike is survived by his partner, Debi Starnes of Colfax; a son, Derek Starnes of Colfax; his mother, Margaret Storing of Menomonie; his father, David (Nyla) Storing of Boyceville; a brother, John (Sandy) Storing of Elk Mound; a sister, Pat (JIm) Bembenek of Menomonie; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and Max.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
 

Werner E. Miller

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 7, 2003, A6

Werner E. Miller, age 81, of Ridgeland died Friday, September 5, 2003 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.

Werner was born Oct. 31, 1921 to Edward & Mathilda (Bilse) Miller in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, where he was raised and attended school.

On Oct. 30, 1948, he was married to Lillie Mueller in the Town of Sheridan and they farmed there until retiring.

Werner was very active in the community and served on various boards over the years. He served an the Town of Sheridan Board and the Ridgeland Farmers Union Board for several years. He was a life-long member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm and served on the church council there.

Werner enjoyed going to Ridgeland for coffee, bowling, and his trips to Canada fishing.

Werner was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Kay Miller, and brother, Wendell Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie of Ridgeland; son, Jim (Donna) Miller of Ridgeland; daughter, Betty Mizer of Barron; grandchildren, Codey Miller, Brady Hurtgen and Tyler Miller; sister, Phyllis Miller of Duluth, Minn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 from St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Prairie Farm, with Rev. LaVerne Holz officiating and interment in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and also for the hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Arrangements are with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas & Cameron.

Laura M. Edwards

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 7, 2003, A6

Laura M. Edwards, age 101, of Oshkosh, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at the Evergreen Retirement Community.

She was born June 26, 1902, in Brodhead, a daughter of Dennis and Anna Maveus Douglas. She married Harvey Edwards on June 17, 1925, in St. Paul, Minn. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1994.

Laura was a graduate nurse and worked in that profession for a number of years. She and her husband lived in Menomonie for many years, then moved to Appleton in the early 1970's, and finally to Evergreen in 1990.

She is survived by a daughter, Laura (Frank) Lynch of Appleton; grandsons, Jay (Nancy) Lighter of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Dale (Brenda) Reppert of Appleton, Scott Reppert of Milton, Mark (Cynthia) Reppert of Brookfield, and Kevin (Sue) Lighter of Dover. Del.; granddaughters, Becki Lighter of Annapolis, Md., Laura (Bart) Barrows of Bowie, Md., Kathleen (Ken) Kaufman of Oconomowoc, and Melia (Scott) Yankus of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Maude Reiten, and her daughter, Zella Lighter.

Funeral services are 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Eastside with the Rev. Jane Voigts officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park.

A memorial is established to Evergreen Retirement Community.
 

Hiram O. Jump

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 7, 2003, A6

Hiram O. Jump, age 90, of Menomonie, formerly of Wheeler, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born Feb. 17, 1913, in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, to Walter and Helen (Harshman) Jump. He was raised in the Wheeler area and attended Riverside Grade School.

Hiram did welding for several years in California and for farmers in Wisconsin. He also worked at Hedlund Barn Cleaners in Boyceville.

Hiram was a member of the New Life Church of Nazarene in Wheeler. He enjoyed playing pool, playing cards, and fishing.

Hiram is survived by three sisters, Alice Steffer of St. Paul, Minn., Nina (Carroll) Stoner of Kelso, Wash., and Dorothy (Lloyd) Price of Woodbury, Minn.; one brother, Floyd (Amy) Jump of Alexander, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ed, Alvin, Wesley, Delbert and Paul "Reuben" Jump; and two sisters, Mable King and Esther Helmer.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steven Crites officiating. Burial was in Cedar Falls Cemetery, Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

Memorials are suggested to the New Life Church of Nazarene, the Dunn County Food Pantry, or charity of donor's choice.

Minnie E. Kuester

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 10, 2003, A6

Minnie E. Kuester, age 101, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at her home.

The former Minnie Elvira Marunda was born June 26, 1902, in Washington to Carl and Louise (Grambo) Marunda. At age 2 she returned with her parents to the Menomonie area, where she was raised. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and worked at home on the family farm.

On May 20, 1925, Minnie married Walter H. Kuester at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Together, Minnie and her husband farmed in the Town of Menomonie for many years. She has lived in the Menomonie area most of her life.

Minnie was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She also did a lot of crocheting and quilting, tended her flower gardens, and enjoyed playing cards with friends.

Minnie is survived by her son, Donald Kuester of Menomonie; her daughter, Jane (Jerry) Shafer of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Steve (Mary) Shafer of Hutchinson, Minn., Bonnie (Dan) Seichter of Blaine, Minn., and Kim (Don) Sabby of Menomonie; a grandson-in-law, Doug Kado of Menomonie; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; one granddaughter, Donna Kado; two brothers, Arthur and Arnold Marunda; and four sisters, Hattie Hasse, Olga Thomas, Ruth Lehr and Elvira Scheel.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Brent Voigt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Barbara Bridgmon Stevenson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 10, 2003, A6

Barbara Bridgmon Stevenson, age 58, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Torrance, Calif.

She was born Sept. 3, 1945, in Menomonie and was a 1963 graduate of Menomonie High School.

Barbara, who was employed by TRW Systems for more than 25 years in Redondo Beach, Calif., was retired.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy and Benjamin Bridgmon.

She is survived by her mother, Edna Bridgmon of Menomonie, and her sister, Bonnie (Lewis) Prator of Fountain Valley, Calif.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Rev. Hubert F. DeBoer

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 10, 2003, A6

Rev. Hubert F. DeBoer, age 84, of Apple Valley, Minn., who served various Minnesota, North Dakato and Wisconsin parishes, passed away recently.

He is survived by his wife, Emerald; three daughters, Ann (Mike) Scherf, Lori (Ron) Lee, and Sandra (Russ) Eblen; five grandchildren, Nathan (Tanya), Trevor, Hayley, Tayler and Mike; a great-granddaughter, Annaka Scherf; a sister, Fran Shull; and nieces and nephews.

Services were Wednesday at the Living Word Lutheran Church, 4300 Nichols Road, Eagan, Minn. Interment was in Ft. Snelling Cemetery.

Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

Catherine L. Webster

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 14, 2003, A6

Catherine L. Webster, age 97, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

She was born Sept. 3, 1906, in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County, to John and Nina (Baier) Sinz. Raised in that township, she attended school in Eau Galle and graduated from Menomonie High School.

Catherine married Bailey Webster in 1926. They lived in various places in the western Wisconsin area. In 1938, they moved to Seneca where her husband worked as school principal. Her husband, Bailey, passed away June 3, 1974. She spent her winters for 30 years in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. Catherine remained in Seneca until 2000 when she moved to Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life.

Catherine is survived by a special niece and caregiver, Carolyn Maves of Menomonie; a special nephew, Larry (Joan) Sinz of Menomonie; many other nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, Bailey, she was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Clara Cassel, Nellie Smith, Jesse Larson, Vera Weinzirl and Marie Erickson; and three brothers, Clarence Sinz, Harry Sinz and George Sinz.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Tom Klieg and Eugene Wolf officiating. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Arrangements by the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Alvin E. Jahr

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 14, 2003, A6

Alvin E. Jahr, age 86, of Colfax, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Alvin was born Nov. 2, 1916, in the Town of Sigel, Chippewa County, to Karl and Adelia (Reschke) Jahr.

During World War II, Alvin served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater. He married Delores Guenther on Sept. 28, 1946, at St. Katherine's Lutheran Church of Beyer Settlement in the Town of Red Cedar.

Alvin worked as a machinist for Presto Industries in Eau Claire, for Doboy in New Richmond, and for Cliff Industries in Eau Claire, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, and an avid reader who especially enjoyed history.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Delores of Colfax; two sons, John (Sally) Jahr of Colfax and Robert (Shirley) Jahr of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Linda (Dennis) Fogerty of Glenwood City; two grandsons, Matthew (Regina) Nicholas of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Joshua (Becky) Nicholas of Clear Lake; two great-granddaughters, Madilyn and Emma Nicholas; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Irma, Laura, Minnie and Ella, and two brothers, Edwin and Carl.

The family of Alvin would like to thank everyone at the Dunn County Health Care Center for their care and concern and also the doctors and staff at Luther Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Whelan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax with military honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Mabel H. Lund

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 17, 2003, A6

Mabel H. Lund, age 79, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Connorsville to Fred and Ella Christianson. She graduated from Boyceville High School and worked in Eau Claire, Columbus, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minn.

She entered into marriage in Minneapolis to Donald Lund, and they made their home in Alexandria, Minn., until 1982, when they moved to Mosinee, where they remained until Don's retirement in 1988. They then moved to Menomonie where they continued to live.

Mabel was an active member of the women's groups of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie until her health prevented her from continuing. Mabel loved bookkeeping and many of her working years were in that effort. She enjoyed working with her wild flowers. Whenever she had the opportunity, she would be busy at her sewing machine, sewing some article of clothing, as she sewed most of her own clothes.

She was a wonderful wife and mother. She believed that Jesus Christ was her Lord and Savior. We will miss her very much.

Mabel is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter, Debra (Steve) Fitzloff of Hutchinson, Minn.; two grandsons, Brian of Mankato, Minn., and Scott of St. Peter, Minn.; and a son, Jeffrey (Caryn) Lund of Forest Lake, Minn.

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

Memorial services for Mabel were Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor David Whelan officiating. A private interment will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin served the family.

Anna Marie "Tootsie" Puskarich

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 17, 2003, A6

Anna Marie "Tootsie" Puskarich, age 82, of 105 13th Ave. East, Ashland, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Ashland Health & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by family and friends.

She was born May 6, 1921, in Inwood, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Dominick and Maria Rosa (Garcia) Speziale. On Nov. 19, 1944, she married Thomas R. Puskarich on Long Island. In August 1945 they moved to Ashland where they have been residents since.

She was a member of Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church in Ashland, the Catholic War Veterans' and St. Francis of Assisi organizations, the PTA at St. Agnes School in Ashland, the VFW Auxiliary, and was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and baking.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas "Tom" Puskarich of Ashland; five children, Anna Marie Evans of Ashland, Thomas Jr. (Mary) Puskarich of Madison, Agnes Patterson of Menomonie, Sandra Puskarich of Jefferson City, Mo., and Timothy (Edith) Puskarich of Fall Creek; four grandchildren, Robert (Amber) Evans of Arizona, Amy (Steve) Ottmann of Kansas City, Mo., and Alex Puskarich and Matthew Puskarich, both of Madison; two great-grandchildren, Anthony Evans of Arizona and Christina Ottmann of Kansas City; a sister, Genevieve DiDonato of Long Island; two brothers, Vincent (Raquel) Speziale and Louis Speziale, both of Long Island; two sisters-in-law, Frances Speziale and Marie Speziale, both of Long Island; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends; and her pet dog, Poncho.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dominic in 1963; a sister, Mary "Sissie" Puskarich; two brothers, Vito Speziale and Alfonso Speziale; a son-in-law, Dean Patterson in 1990; two brothers-in-law, George Puskarich and Alfred DiDonato; and a sister-in-law, Sally Speziale.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Our Lake of The Lake Catholic Church in Ashland with Father Bill Rooney officiating. A VFW Auxiliary service followed a prayer service Tuesday evening at the Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland. Interment followed the funeral service in St. Agnes Cemetery in Ashland.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church and/or the American Diabetes Association.

Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland handled arrangements.

Willard D. "Bill" Schutz

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 17, 2003, A6

Longtime Laramie, Wyo., resident Willard D. "Bill" Schutz died of natural causes in Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 14, 2003, the day following his 91st birthday.

Born in the Town of Stanton on Sept. 13, 1912, Willard was one of six sons of Albert and Alma Elizabeth "Bess" Schutz, a Swiss dairy farming family who settled in the Boyceville area, later moving to Dallas. Three of his brothers survive him -- his older brother, Ted of Dallas, and younger brothers, Herb of Menomonie and George of Dallas. One brother, Vern , died in childhood, and Willard's twin brother, Dan of Menomonie, predeceased him.

Willard graduated from Boyceville High School and worked on the family farm. He then attended Stout Institute in Menomonie, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II in the South Pacific and Australia. He earned a master's degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1947, and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1954.

On March 24, 1951, he married Ida Josephine Scott in Central City, Neb., at Grace Lutheran Church. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Lincoln and held teaching posts at South Dakota State and North Dakota State universities before moving to Laramie in 1955, where he lived until August of this year.

He was a professor in the Department of Agriculture Economics at the University of Wyoming, where his teaching and research focused on land economics, range management, the delivery of rural health care, and other issues affecting Wyoming agriculture. He retired from UW in 1978 with the title of Emeritus.

In Laramie, Willard coached the First National Bank Pony League baseball team and other baseball teams for more than 25 years. He was active in the First United Methodist Church and Methodist Men, and delivered Meals-on-Wheels for the Laramie Senior Center well into his eighties. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed skiing, fishing, hunting, and daily biking and swimming. An accomplished horseshoe pitcher, he held several Wyoming State horseshoe pitching titles through the years.

Willard is survived by his wife, Ida; one son, Don, and his wife, Mishele, and their children, Jacqueline Elizabeth and Daniel Joseph of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., and by one daughter, Dr. Joy Landeira, and her husband, Richard, with whom he lived in Boulder. His granddaughters, Justina Joy Buckles and Jessica Buckles and her husband, Dr. Jay Routson, and his two great-grandsons, Grant William and Quinn Thomas Routson, live in Laramie.

Graveside services will be held at Central City Cemetery in Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Laramie.

Kathryn F. Brewster

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 17, 2003, A6

Kathryn F. Brewster, age 87, of Menomonie, formerly of Afton, Minn., died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

She was born on March 10, 1916, in Turtle Lake, the daughter of George and Mildred (Blix) Bunker. She graduated from high school in 1933.

Kathryn met Jackson F. Brewster in Milwaukee during World War II and they were married on July 23, 1938. The couple moved to Afton in 1947. Kathryn lived there until 2001 when she moved to Menomonie to live with her daughter, Stephanie.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lakeland and sang in the church choir for many years.

Kathryn loved flowers and birds and was an avid book reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred Bunker; husband, Jackson Brewster; sister, Louise Laurence; and a son, Nolan Gregory Brewster.

Kathryn is survived by her children, John (Karen) of Anaheim, Calif., Karen (Michael) Walter of Madison, Lynne Richardson of Oakdale, Minn., Merry Brewster of Tempe, Ariz., Patrick (Sherry) of Hudson, Gail (Dennis) Lovgren of Cottage Grove, Minn., Judy (William) Lehnherr of Russellville, Tenn., Tod (Karen) of Maplewood, Minn., Jeffrey of New Richmond, and Stephanie (John) Siler of Menomonie; two brothers, Dick (Mabel) Bunker of Turtle Lake and Bert Bunker of Madison; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special friends and relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lakeland with Father Jerome Keiser officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Afton with John Lienen, James Lienen, John Alberg, Joe Carroll, Pete Grant and John Werner as the pallbearers.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Hudson.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.

Willma E. Jones

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 21, 2003, A6

Willma E. Jones, age 89, of Belmont, died on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington.

She was born on June 15, 1914, in Menomonie, the daughter of Francis Wilbur and Corabelle (Barnes) Crist. She was united in marriage on March 22, 1941, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Arthur Jones.

When Willma was a young lady, she worked at McClellans Five and Dime in Platteville. She loved to sew and play golf.

For 27 years she and Arthur spent the winter months in Texas.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Arthur "Art" Jones of Belmont; one sister, Mrs. Deloris "Dee" House of Menomonie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ivan Crist; and two sisters, Della Hake and Arvilla Retzloff.

Harriet M. Merritt

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 21, 2003, A6

Harriet M. Merritt, age 87, of Menomonie, passed away at home with hospice on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, surrounded by her family.

Harriet Mary Comstock was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Halliday, N.D., to John R. and Josephine (Cooper) Comstock. She led an adventurous life through the Midwest, leading her to St. Paul, Minn., where she graduated from Humboldt High School in 1934. Harriet met Franklin Merritt in 1936 and they married on Sept. 15, 1937, in St. Paul. She was devoted to her faith, family and friends.

Harriet is survived by her nine children, Judy Merritt and Jennifer Sagedal, both of Amery, Jim (Lynn) Merritt of Roseville, Minn., JoAnne (Brad) Nilssen of Clear Lake, Joel (Grace) Merritt of Woodbury, Minn., John (Diane) Merritt of Eau Claire, and Jerry (Julie) Merritt, Jeff (Mary) Merritt, and Jay (Kari) Merritt, all of Menomonie.

She is survived, too, by the following grandchildren: Paul Schalow of Hayward, Kari (KIrk) Lundeen of Eden Prairie, Minn., Justin (Amy) Merritt of Woodbury, Kirsten (Rick) Jeddeloh of Mankato, Minn., Tara Swedberg of Miami, Fla., Brent (Becky) Sagedal of Kenosha, Brock Sagedal of Amery, Britt Sagedal of Waukesha, James (Laura) Sagedal of Hamilton, Ohio, Lisa (Bryan) Cronk of Baldwin, Judd (Kandi) Merritt of Menomonie, Richard (Angie) Merritt of Plain, Denise (Tim) Brown of Menomonie, Anne (Greg) Link of Menomonie, Sonya (Jason) Swanson of Osceola, Jason (Teresa) Nilssen of Glenwood City, Emily Davis of Woodville, Chris Castleberry of Menomonie, Stephanie, Erin, Michael, Philip and Susie Merritt, Zachary, Luke and Joseph Merritt of Eau Claire, and Andrew, Jacob and Kathryn Merritt of Menomonie.

Surviving great-grandchilden are Julia Schalow, Ashley and Nicole Lundeen, Ty, Hunter and Erik Sagedal, Andrea and Alex Cronk, Kyle Novotny, Alexis, Anthony, Shania and Sydney Merritt, Tyler Weber, Michael Link, Nicholas, Alyssa, Isaac and Zachary Nilssen, Rachel and Laura Swanson, and Calvin and Savannah Davis.

Remaining survivors are a sister, Josephine Nielsen of St. Paul; a sister-in-law, Thelma Schroeder of Farmington, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, John and Josephine Comstock; two brothers, John and Bob Comstock; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Merritt; a son-in-law, James Sagedal; and a great-grandson, Adam Cronk.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Funeral arrangements by Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Steve De Forest

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 21, 2003, A6

Steve De Forest, age 72, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Steve was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Center Point, Iowa, the son of Paul and Dorothy (Menk) De Forest. After growing up in the Cedar Rapids area, he moved to North Dakota where he graduated from high school in Hazelton. Steve worked in sales most of his working years; he also owned and operated several businesses.

Steve married Ruth Sosoka in 1952 and they made their home in Minnesota, California and Wisconsin. In 2000, they moved to Menomonie where he remained the rest of his life.

A hallmark of Steve's life for the last 25 years has been his close relationship with God and his personal concern and ministry to others.

Steve is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Donna (Randy) Angella of Concord, Calif., and Cathy De Forest of Menomonie; a son, Chris De Forest of Menomonie; two grandchildren; three sisters, Cathy Hollan and Pat Gould, both of Cedar Rapids, and Joyce Bohannon of Loveland, Colo.; and two brothers, Richard De Forest of Kittredge, Colo., and Dan Brandon of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Ted.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at New Hope Assembly of God in Menomonie with the Rev. Blair Kjetland officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Albert John Ficke

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 21, 2003, A6

Pastor Albert John Ficke, age 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at the Holy Pentecostal Mission (HPM) in Menomonie of ALS.

Jack was born in Red Wing, Minn., and, as an infant, accompanied his missionary parents to Ecuador. He lived in Ecuador until age 18. He went on to earn a bachelor of science and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He accepted an intern position in New York, where he married the former Eva Gruetzmacher of Merrill in 1965.

Following this, he served two years in the USPHS (United States Public Health Service) on an Indian reservation in Gallup, N.M. Jack then completed an orthopedic surgery residency in Jackson, Miss.

He came to Menomonie in 1971 as an orthopedic surgeon at Red Cedar Clinic. He was also a professor of anatomy and physiology at UW-Stout. In 1981, he entered the United States Air Force, serving in Germany, England, Ohio and Florida, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1998. During that time he was Chief of Hospital Services for USAFE (United States Air Force Europe) for six years.

Jack also served as a pastor of the Holy Pentecostal Mission Church in Menomonie from 1983 until his death.

Jack is survived by his wife, Eva, of Menomonie; son Joel (Ronda) Ficke of Menomonie; daughter Julia (Paul) Johnson of Kansas; son Jonathan (Jill) Ficke and grandchildren Seth, Joy and Grace of Indiana; mother Ella Ficke in Florida; sister Janice Patterson in Florida, brother Jim Ficke in California; sister Jinger Hougen in Iowa, and JoAnne Warnemuende of Mali, Africa.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Holy Pentecostal

Oline Stevens

Dunn County News,Wed, Sept. 24, 2003, A6

Oline Stevens, age 88, of Wheeler, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Oline Klefstad was born March 21, 1915, in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, to Ingebret and Mette (Solem) Klefstad. She was baptized and confirmed at Hay River Lutheran Church.

Oline worked as a housekeeper for several years before her marriage. She married Harvey R. Stevens on Nov. 25, 1939, in Sand Creek.

Besides being a homemaker, especially noted for her wonderful cooking and baking, she worked as a cook at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Oline lived in the Wheeler area most of her life. She was a member of Hay River Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid, and also a member of the Clover Valley Circle. Oline will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Oline is survived by her three sons, Rick (Marilyn) Stevens of Madison, and Kelly (Diane) Stevens and Tim (Connie) Stevens, both of Menomonie; a son-in-law, Bob Fizel of Wheeler; six grandchildren, Joe Fizel of Minneapolis, Minn., Brian (Rachel) Fizel of Woodbury, Minn., Dale Fizel of Colfax, Janell (Justin) Woods of Rosemount, Minn., and Julie Stevens and Jackie Stevens, both of Menomonie; two great-grandchildren, Logan Woods and Ethan Fizel; a sister-in-law, Miriam Klefstad of Ridgeland; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey; a daughter, Linda Fizel; four brothers, Adolph Bottolfs and Ole, Eric and Odin Klefstad; four sisters, Gusta Peterson, Agnes Murray, Anne Klefstad and Helen Olson; and an infant son.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with Pastor Erik Sevig officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Hay River Lutheran Church. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

God's finger touched her and she slipped away
From earth's dark shadows to a brighter day;
God saw the road was getting rough,
The hills were hard to climb;
He gently closed her weary eyes,
And whispered, "Peace be thine."
To a beautiful garden this friend has gone,
To a land of perfect rest;
Though she is gone she still lives on
In the garden of memory.

Alvide R. Saumer

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Alvide R. Saumer, age 91, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, in Menomonie. She was born Sept. 24, 1912. Alvilde was the daughter of Alvin J. and Berthea K. (Peterson) Running and the great-granddaughter of John D. Simon, on whose land much of Colfax was founded. She graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1932, and married Sylvan L. Saumer on June 23, 1934, with whom she had four children, all of whom survive her: Ellen (Dewey) Berscheid of St. Paul and Menomonie, Michael Saumer of Menomonie, Mary (Jim) Anderson of Menomonie and Steve (Judy) Saumer of Eau Claire.

An accomplished pianist, Alvilde taught music in the Westbrook, Minn. high school for several years. When the family moved to Reno, Nev., in 1945, she became the advertising manager for the morning and afternoon Reno newspapers and subsequently became an account executive with Wilson Advertising Agency. Returning to Colfax in 1960, she obtained her degree in business education from UW-Eau Claire, graduating with honors, and taught business education at Colfax High School for more than 21 years. During that period, she pursued graduate study in journalism at the University of Minnesota and was advisor to the Colfax yearbook, which earned many honors and awards under her supervision.

Alvilde directed the choir of the Colfax Lutheran Church for several years and, in addition to her interest in music, was a voracious reader, an avid duplicate bridge player and an enthusiastic shopper.

In addition to her children, Alvilde is survived by her sister, Bergetta (Charles) Modersohn of Lake Tainter; seven grandchildren, Jon (Marcia Bjornerud) Anderson of Appleton, Denise Saumer of Apopka, Fla., Christopher Saumer of Boston, Mass., Matthew Saumer of New Ha-ven, Conn., Craig Anderson of Menomonie, Dana (Rodney) Rogstad of Menomonie and Allison (Tim) Thiesing of Minneapolis; six great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; and one great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sylvia Running; and her beloved aunt, Hazel Peterson.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Colfax Lutheran Church. Pastor Les Walck officiated. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax.

Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax handled arrangements.

Eva D. Brown

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Eva D. Brown, age 79, of Colfax, died Friday, Sept, 26, 2003, at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer surrounded by her family.

Eva was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Elk Mound to Eddie and Hanna (Anderson) Jenson. She graduated from Elk Mound High School and on Sept. 28, 1946, she married Charles Brown in Elk Mound. She and Charles farmed in the Town of Colfax for many years. Eva was a longtime devoted member of Barum Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of the Dorsilla Circle. She was also a longtime member of the Thursday morning bowling league in Colfax. Eva had a large and loving family who were the most important part of her life.

Survivors include her six children, Douglas (Laura) Brown of Colfax, Jean (Arthur) Nabbefeld of Menomonie, Diane (Dennis) Schindler of Chippewa Falls, Richard (friend Karen) Brown of Colfax, Dennis (Debbie) Brown of Colfax and Tim (Denise) Brown of Colfax; one stepson, Donald (Marcia) Henderson of Colfax; 11 grandchildren, Patty Berg, Scott Nabbefeld, Jennifer Brown, Nicki (Dave) Lay, Bill (Rebecca) Brown, Jimmy (friend Jeanette) Brown, and Jackie Brown; three step- grandchildren, Steven (Amy) Henderson, Kathleen (Kevin) Jensen, and Jennifer (Tim) Koleski; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Joshua and Gage; five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charlotte Loehnis of Eau Claire and her twin sister Edith Woinowski of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Chad T. Brown; brothers, Bill, Harold and Ernest Jenson; a sister, Gladys; and an infant daughter, Barbara.

Funeral services for Eva Brown will be Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Barum Lutheran Church, with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., at the Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Martin W. Brunn

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Martin W. Brunn, age 98, of Menomonie, went home to be with the Lord that he loved on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Aug. 5, 1905, near Irvington to Herman and Caroline (Haase) Brunn and attended Beaver Creek School. Martin farmed for many years with his dad in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County. He did threshing, driving a steam engine across the old Irvington bridge.

On May 25, 1929, Martin married the former Elizabeth Edmonds at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. To this union three children were born -- Hazel, James and Elinor. The family moved off the farm into Menomonie in 1938. Martin worked at the Lakeside Aluminum Plant for seven years and then Gillette Rubber Plant, later Uniroyal, until his retirement in December 1967. Then for several years he owned and operated the Junction Grocery Store.

Martin served as a faithful Deacon for several years at Immanuel Baptist Church where he has been a member. He also served on the board of the Chetek Bible Camp.

Martin is survived by a daughter, Elinor (Eugene) Johnson of Mellen; seven grandchildren, Debra Mathison of Atlanta, Ga., Robin (Terry) Dusing of Bloomington, Minn., Jackie Baker of Mankato, Minn., Arlys (Bill) Downing of Dousman, Randall (Meredith) Johnson of Winter Springs, Fla., Janet (Bill) Novak of Mellen, and Dennis (Gretchen) Johnson of Andover, Minn.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth; an infant sister and another sister, Esther Hovde; a brother, William Brunn; a daughter, Hazel Hermsen; a son, James Brunn; and a granddaughter, Donna Jill Johnson.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Immanuel Baptist Church of Menomonie with the Rev. Laurence Borner officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Immanuel Baptist Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Leo R. Clark

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Leo R. Clark, age 77, of Boyceville, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug.13, 1926, to Clarence E. and Mamie (Jones) Clark. He was born on the family farm in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, where he lived and farmed his entire life. He married Mary Vollendorf on Sept. 10, 1953, at the Spring Brook Methodist Church near Elk Mound.

Leo had a deep and abiding faith in God, which he showed by his example. He loved and cared for his family very much. A hardworking man, he was a successful dairy farmer. Leo will always be remembered as a man with high integrity. He was well-known for his sense of humor and his preference for John Deere machinery. He did what he enjoyed most, being with his family and farming.

Leo is survived by his wife, Mary, of Boyceville; three sons and one daughter, all of Boyceville, Donald (Kendra) Clark, Debra (Peter) McHenry, Douglas Clark, David (Becky) Clark; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie, Nathan (Nicole) and Kyle Clark, Scott, Megan and Ashley McHenry, Catelynn, Kevin, Kenneth and Christa Clark; one sister, Bernice (Melvin) Johnson of Boyceville; three sisters-in-law, Oma Clark of Menomonie, Isabel Clark of Boyceville, Katy (Harold) Rubusch of Boyceville; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Myrtle Prochnow; and three brothers, Alton, Guy and Clinton Clark.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Menomonie Alliance Church, with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County. Friends and family may call from 2-5 p.m., Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Sebastian Jacob Terrana

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Sebastian Jacob Terrana, 11, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at his home after a year long struggle with adrenoleukodystrophy.

He was born Dec. 25, 1991, in Menomonie, to Thomas Terrana and Jodi Budnick. Jacob attended kindergarten through second grade at River Heights Elementary School and third and fourth grades at Oaklawn Elementary School.

Jacob was warm-hearted, energetic and easygoing. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing and enjoyed all sports. He loved being with his family, especially his sisters, Cassie and Tori, and his best friend and cousin, Josh. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jacob is survived by, his mother, Jodi Budnick (Oly Ottinger) of Menomonie; his father, Thomas (Diana) Terrana of Menomonie; two sisters, Cassie Budnick and Tori Ottinger; his maternal grandmother, Penny Budnick of Colfax; aunts and uncles, Cheryl (David) Sobottka of Menomonie, Robert Terrana of Menomonie, Rebecca (Scott) Tahtinen of Menomonie, Michael (Doris) Terrana of Menomonie, Diane (Marv) Lemke of Menomonie; maternal great-grandmother, Bernice Budnick of Minnesota; cousin and best friend, Josh Gibis; cousin, Joseph Sobottka and many other cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sebastian and Marlene Terrana; his maternal grandfather, John Budnick; great-grandparents, Fran and Lila Gates; great-grandfather, Anton Budnick; and cousins, Bobby Terrana and Erik Gates.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Roger Galstad officiating. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from noon on Monday.

Jeannette B. Rhude

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 28, 2003, A6

Jeannette B. Rhude, age 62, of Elk Mound, passed away of pancreatic cancer Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Litchfield, Minn. She was a graduate of Central High School, Norwood-Young America, Minn., in 1959. Following her high school graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities and was employed by General Mills until 1963.

She met Julian O. Rhude while living in Minneapolis, Minn. On April 5, 1963, they were married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Young America, Minn. They returned to Elk Mound to raise their family.

She was employed at UW-Stout for 24 years and maintained her family's hobby farm until retirement in October 2002. She was an active member of Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church and the AAL secretary. She enjoyed farming, dancing, playing piano, spending time with family and friends, and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include her two sons, Jeffrey (Jill) Rhude of Plymouth and Randy (Ronica) Rhude of Cottage Grove; two daughters, Jennifer (friend Karl Krug) Rhude of Monona and Renae (Brian) Knudson of Corcoran, Minn.; grandchildren, Gregory, Matthew, Lydia, Gracey, Nicholas and Ryanne Rhude and Julia Knudson; her father, Victor Buss Sr.; brother, Victor Buss Jr. of Young America; and a sister, Karen (William) Hoernemann of Watertown, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian, and mother, Edna.

Services were Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Mound.

Shriver Funeral Chapel, Colfax, handled arrangements.

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