Dunn County, WI Obituaries
September 2005

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
September 4, 2005 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Barbara V. Scheel

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 4, 2005, A6

Barbara V. Scheel, age 71, of Menomonie, died Thursday Sept. 1, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

Barb was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Arkansaw. She was the daughter of Roy and Eva (Burnett) LaPean and grew up in the Arkansaw community. Barb graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1951. She was chosen as Outstanding 4-H girl of Pepin County. Barb went on to become a telephone operator in Eau Claire. Barb was married to Jack Baier from 1952 to 1980.

Barb was a 4-H leader for Missouri Valley 4-H for 25 years. She later trained to be an E.M.T. for the Durand Ambulance Service. Barb also worked at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home for 13 years. She was also a volunteer for the Hospice program for Dunn County. Most recently, Barb will be remembered as one of the Wal-Mart greeters at Wal-Mart in Menomonie for the past 14 years. Barb's hobbies included writing, painting and collecting dolls. In 1985, Barb married Harlan Scheel of Menomonie.

Barb is survived by two sons, Rod (Carol) and Charlie (Kris) both of Eau Galle; four daughters, Mary (Kirk) Hubbard of La Crosse; Lori (Jim) Luepke of Glenwood City; Bobbi Jo Baier of Menomonie; Susan (Mike) Scheel of Oshkosh; stepchildren, Jeff (Mary Lou) Scheel of La Crosse; Scott Scheel of Menomonie; Louise (Tom) Oldani of Kenosha; one brother, Bruce (Edna) LaPean of Hastings, Minn.; a foster son, Jim Mork of Menomonie; Barb has the heritage of 33 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; a good friend and classmate, Jack Notham of Buckner, Ill.

Barb is preceded in death by her husband, Harlan, a son, Steve Baier; a granddaughter, Lysta Luepke; two brothers, Roy and Elwood "Bud" LaPean; two sisters, Vera Nelson and Vadne Blaeser.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at St. Paul's Evangelical church in Menomonie with Rev. Brett Voigt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Helen E. Strader

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 4, 2005, A6

Helen E. Strader, age 95, of Eau Claire, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Luther Hospital.

She was born in the town of Spring Valley on Dec. 9, 1909, the daughter of Matthew and Mary A. (Frank) Werner. She grew up near Weston and graduated as a stenographer in 1929 from the Eau Claire Business Institute. Helen worked as a secretary at N.S.P. prior to her marriage to Harold T. Strader on Nov. 18, 1931, at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

In 1957, she began working at Midelfort Clinic until her retirement in 1972.

Helen was a 70-year member of Grace Lutheran Church and a member of its Lydia Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Star since 1944.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Debra (Robert) Pavelski of Mondovi; a grandson, Steven (Tammy) Johnson of Eau Claire; seven great-grandchildren, Laken, Kyle, Michael, Jacob, Amanda, Kayla and Dustin; a brother, Robert (Virginia) of Menomonie; a sister, Goldie Werner of Menomonie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 1970; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and David A. Johnson; three sisters, Margaret Denning, Edna Thompson and Frances Becker; and three brothers, Arthur, Clarence and Elmer Werner.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Grace Lutheran Church Chapel with Pastor David J. Irgens officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services in Eau Claire served the family. The family requests memorials be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 202 West Grand Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703.

To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Kathleen L. Ingala

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 4, 2005, A6

Kathleen L. Ingala, age 56, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Donald R. Dean

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 11, 2005, A6

Donald R. Dean, age 80, of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

He was born May 17, 1925, in the town of Hale, Trempealeau County, the son of Barney Jr. and Louise Dean. He attended grade school in Pleasantville.

Donald married Marvelyn Stutlien on Oct. 30, 1948, at Fagernes Lutheran Church in the town of Preston, Trempealeau County. He and Marvelyn farmed in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, the last 50 years.

Donald was a member of the Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church and Family Dairies U.S.A. He was a resident at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax since April.

Donald is survived by six children, David of Elk Mound, John (Sharon) of Postville, Iowa, Mary of Onalaska, Paul of Menomonie, and Betty (Billy) Heltne and Tom (Theresa), both of Elk Mound; eight grandchildren, Daniel Dean, Debra (Nick) Zuercher, Paul J. (Tanya) Dean, Brittany Dean, Michael Heltne, Molly Heltne, Maria Heltne and baby girl Dean, due in January 2006; two, nearly three, great-grandchildren, Connor Dean, Tyler Zuercher and baby Dean, due in September 2005; his sister, Ruth Arneson, of Blair; two sisters-in-law, Doris Dean, of Eagan, Minn., and Lorraine Dean, of Marshfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvelyn, on Feb. 10, 2005; his parents; five brothers, William, Clarence, Lawrence, Lester and James; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Dean and Vangie Dean; and a brother-in-law, Floyd Arneson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Elk Mound, with Pastor Dean Brockmeier officiating. Burial was in Fagernes Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Preston, Trempealeau County.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire served the family. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.lenmarkfh.com.

Russell M. Thorsen

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 11, 2005, A6

Russell M. Thorsen, age 85, of Glenwood City, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his home with hospice.

Russell was born July 13, 1920, in Glenwood City to Arthur and Hazel (Weinberg) Thorsen. Russell married Lucille Booth on June 26, 1943, at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City. They farmed in the town of Springfield and he later worked at the Indianhead Plaza and then he worked for Propane for nine years.

He was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Men's Club and Senior Choir and served on the church council. Russell enjoyed having coffee with friends in the morning and playing cards on Thursdays.

Russell married Mary Lyons on May 2, 1998, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City.

Russell is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lucille in 1993; a son, Charles; a granddaughter, Christina Kahler; two sisters, Elayne Klinger and Genevieve Renfrow; and a brother, Ed Roy.

Russell is survived by his wife, Mary Thorsen of Glenwood City; seven children and one stepdaughter, Arlene Tadych of Woodbury, Minn., Terrance (Sandy) Thorsen of Wilson, Linda (Eugene) Fortune of Woodbury, Susan (Richard) Kahler of Emerald, Curtiss (Lynda Setzer) Thorsen of Prescott, Cindy (Kelly Tri) Rassbach of Glenwood City, John Thorsen of Hudson, and Lisa Voeltz; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen L. Ingala

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 11, 2005, A6

Kathleen Louise Ingala, age 56, of Menomonie, formerly of Oshkosh, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Kathleen Carey was born on March 8, 1949, in Fort Knox, Ky., to Robert Ellis Carey and Irene Eleanor Carey (Savela). Due to her father's military career in the U.S. Army, Kathy lived in both Europe and various cities in the U.S.A. She received her grade school education in Italy, Germany, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota. Kathy attended Roosevelt Junior High School in Oshkosh and graduated in 1967 from Oshkosh High School.

She started studies of English and drama at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and graduated from Edgewood College in Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in January 1972. During college, Kathy joined the Army ROTC program and she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps in January 1973. After WAC officer training at Fort McClellan, Ala., she was one of the first WAC officers to complete joint training with male officers at the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Further duty stations followed at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., and Milwaukee. She was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army in January 1975.

Kathleen married John J. Ingala on June 3, 1972, in Madison. After completion of her military service, Kathy and John made their home in Redondo Beach, Calif., until returning to Oshkosh. Kathy studied nursing and archaeology at UW-Oshkosh during 1978 and 1979. In 1987, Kathy moved to Menomonie to accept a job with UW-Stout as manager of the Human Relations Department, where she specialized in labor relations and personnel matters for classified (civil service) employees at UW-Stout. In 2001, after helping put together the nomination application package, Kathy was selected to be part of the Stout delegation to travel with the university chancellor to Washington, D.C., and receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Excellence in Education from President George W. Bush.

Kathy was a lifelong lover of the arts. She was very involved in choir, theater and musical productions in younger years. She performed in the Edgewood Summer Theater at Baraboo for several seasons as well as with the Oshkosh Junior Theater. In later years, she enjoyed movies and going to theatrical and musical performances as well as to museums. Throughout her life, Kathy was an avid reader, a skilled writer and an eager traveler. Another side of Kathleen was her selfless involvement in maintenance projects and teaching Vacation Bible School for the natives of McKenzie Island, Canada, in 1993, 1994 and 1995 with LAMP, the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots.

Kass is survived by her brother, Robert (Gisela) Carey, nephew, Christopher, and a niece, Susanna, all of Schwalbach, Germany; a brother-in-law, Alan Chaganos of Neenah; two nieces, Rachel and Mary; as well as many friends, relatives and acquaintances in the Menomonie and Twin Cities areas in addition to Pennsylvania, Nevada and California.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene Carey, and her sister, Patricia Anne Chaganos (Carey).

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the American Red Cross or Salvation Army relief funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Charles H. Carey Jr.

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 11, 2005, A6

Charles H. Carey Jr., age 58, of Maple Grove, Minn., formerly of Plymouth, Minn., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

He was born and raised in Madison.

Survived by a wonderful family: loving wife, Mary Ann; children, Robin (Chris) Fraser, Lisa (Dean) Otto, Rod, and Tonya Carey; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Delaney, Drake, Alaxa, Kallie, Kori and Kennedi; brothers, Pat (Lynn) and Kevin (Lynn); in-laws, Linda (Art) Bouquet and Jim (Jeri) Slinger; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with a service of celebration at 7 p.m. at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church, 13200 Hwy. 55, Plymouth. Services are 11 a.m Tuesday at the church, with visitation after 10 a.m. Interment in Weaver Lake Cemetery, Maple Grove.

Memorials preferred to Vision of Glory Lutheran Church.

Evans-Norby Funeral Home in Osseo, Minn., is handling arrangements (763-424-4000).

Timothy C. Johnson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 14, 2005, A6

Timothy C. Johnson, age 46, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at his home in Chippewa Falls.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

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Charles W. Dunn

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 14, 2005, A6

Charles W. Dunn, age 79, of Boyceville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Charles was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Knapp to William and Ida (Hase) Dunn. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Charles married Doris Schlottman on Jan. 3, 1948, in Wheeler. They farmed in the Boyceville area. He later worked at Sanna Dairies in Menomonie and then for The Presto Co. in Eau Claire before retiring.

He enjoyed building horse-drawn sleds and buggies.

Charles is preceded in death by his father; one brother, Jim; and one granddaughter, Heather.

Charles is survived by his wife, Doris Dunn of Boyceville; one daughter, Linda (Joe) Dunn Rammer of Chippewa Falls; three sons, Dan Dunn of Red Wing, Minn., and Gary (Becky) Dunn and Dale (Kathy) Dunn, both of Boyceville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Ida Dunn of Knapp; two sisters, Bernice (Fred) Degido of St. Paul, Minn., and Mildred Rice of Knapp; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City with Pastor David Guerraro officiating. Interment of the cremains was in Spooner.

Janet C. Bixby

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 14, 2005, A6

Janet Anita Cutler Bixby, age 70, of Winchester, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at home.

Mrs. Bixby was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Adrain, Mich., the daughter of the late A. Roy and Alma Lehman Cutler. She was the director of Community Outreach with Access Independence, and volunteered as the director of Housing Action in Winchester. Mrs. Bixby was a member of the Baha'i Faith. Mrs. Bixby was a member of Kiwanis, a member on the Board of Housing Action, Coalition for Race Unity, and Community Services Council. She chaired three standing committees of the Governor's Olmstead Task Force. Mrs. Bixby was a former president of the Chicago Esperanto Society and board member of the Chicago Coalition for Disability Rights.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wisconsin State Teachers College) with a B.A. in education, Magna Cum Laude, and the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana with an M.S. in rehabilitation counseling.

She married Fred Lee Bixby on June 20, 1971, at the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill.

Surviving with her husband is her daughter, Jayanne Wynn Bixby of Winchester; two sisters, Lori Arsenault of Gallup, N.M., and Helen Cutler of Dallas, Texas; and one brother, Wallace Cutler of Downsville.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Centre Meeting House (corner of Piccadilly Street and Washington Street) in Winchester, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Housing Action, Access Independence, 403 S South Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601, where a scholarship for disabled children will be set up in Janet's name.

Theodore H. Burmester

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 14, 2005, A6

Theodore H. Burmester, age 76, formerly of Downing, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center in Baldwin.

Theodore was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Glenwood City to William and Anna (Alvermann) Burmester. He was baptized April 7, 1929, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, and confirmed on May 24, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952 to 1954.

Theodore married Lydia Jean Lacktorin on Aug. 23, 1952. After the service, they lived in Bloomington, Minn., where he worked for Denesen Awning Co. They moved to Downing in 1961, where they farmed until retiring in 1985. In 1995, they moved to Woodville, and in 2002, Theodore moved into the Park Place Apartments in Woodville.

He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He enjoyed square dancing, playing the guitar and accordion, and woodworking.

Theodore is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lydia in 1993; and a daughter, Deborah Lynn Bartz.

Theodore is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Steven) Olson of New Richmond and Sally (Robert) Bosshart of Wilson; one son, Steven (Jill) Burmester; eight grandchildren, Jason Bartz, Kimberly and Alex Olson, Shannon and Haley Burmester, and Tyler, Kyle and Dylan Bosshart; one brother and four sisters, Arthur Burmester, Whynelda (Rowland) Johnson, and Helen (Roger) Stansbury, all of Glenwood City, Dorothy Vogel of Lonsdale, Minn., and Erna (Gene) Stansbury of Eagan, Minn.; special friend, Rose Hovde; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005) at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Donald C. Hanson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 14, 2005, A6

Donald Carlton Hanson, age 81, passed away under hospice care with loving family by his side on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, in Illinois.

Don was a World War II veteran. He married Audrey M. Keith in 1946 and graduated in 1950 from UW-Stout with a B.S. in industrial education. He accepted a teaching job in Illinois in 1950. Don taught day and night school welding classes and did volunteer work in his community. He retired in 1979, moved back to Wisconsin, and built a retirement home in Trego on the Namakagon flowage.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Audrey; brother, Roger and sister-in-law Marge Hanson, brother, Robert and sister-in-law Carol Hanson, and son, Keith Hanson and daughter-in-law Peggy Hanson.

For the past 17 years, he was the beloved husband of Dolores S. Hanson (Kaiser). Other survivors include his sister, Mrs. Fern M. Rudiger (Rafferty); stepbrother-in-law, Robert Rudiger, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Sharpe (Keith). Don has two devoted children, Jean M. and Roger A. Hanson, and six loving grandchildren, Dorothea, Roberta and Kathy Hanson, Jeffery R. Bartlett, and Christopher M. and Lauren A. Hanson. Don also has many nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, stepchildren and step-grandchildren.

He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

He will be remembered for his heroic service as a paratropper in World War II, his love of family, reading, skiing, sailing and golfing, and his positive attitude and love for life, which touched all who knew him. Don believed that it is in helping others that man most helps himself.

Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

The family requests memorials be made to the Stout University Foundation, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751, for the Floyd Keith Scholarship Fund.

Timothy C. Johnson

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 18, 2005, A6

Timothy C. Johnson, age 45, of Chippewa Falls, WI and formerly of Menomonie, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at his home.

Timothy Christian Johnson was born Dec. 18, 1959 in Menomonie, WI to Lester and Patricia (Frank) Johnson. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1978 and then received his training in Police Science and Recruit School from Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Tim was a Deputy for the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, the Cadott Police Department and the Town of Hallie Police Department. He later worked for Brave Harvestore in Menomonie.

Tim married Jeanine Derks on June 16, 1984 in Eau Claire, WI. They made their home in Chippewa Falls.

Tim enjoyed woodworking and was an avid outdoorsman who loved trapping and fishing. He also loved to travel especially to Florida.

Tim was a good person with a good heart and will be sadly missed by his best friend, Jeanine Johnson of Chippewa Falls
2 sisters and 2 brothers, Lucy (David) Wisner of Cottage Grove, WI; Robin (Marvin) Blodgett of Menomonie; Jeffrey (Kim) Johnson of Morristown, TN; Jason Johnson of Menomonie; Nieces and Nephews Stacey (Chris) Taylor of Madison, Kirsten Wisner of San Diego, CA, Zachary Johnson of Morristown, TN, Mackensie Johnson of Morristown, TN and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Patricia Johnson.

Funeral services were 11:00 AM Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

August E. "Bub" Gums

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 18, 2005, A6

August E. "Bub" Gums, age 79, of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Dove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Eau Claire following a long and courageous battle with a heart condition.

Bub was born on July 4, 1926, in Kellogg, Minn., a son of the late August W. and Beatrice (Heaney) Gums.

August honorably served his country in the United States Navy during World War II from Dec. 29, 1942, until his honorable discharge on July 1, 1947.

On Aug. 19, 1952, Bub was united in marriage to Ruby Hacker in LaCrosse. He was employed at the Dunn County Parks and Recreation Department.

He enjoyed the outdoors and especially fishing. Bub's family remembers fondly how he would never turn down a dish of ice cream or pudding. Bub will be most remembered for his love and devotion he had for his entire family, especially his grand- and great-grandchildren.

Bub will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years, Ruby Gums; his children, Jackie Berg of Chippewa Falls, Jane Bursaw, Dale (Jeannie) Gums, and Danny Gums, all of Mondovi, Terry Gums of Colfax, Mike Gums of Elk Mound, and Pat (Shari) Gums of Eau Claire; 12 grand children; nine  great-grandchildren; and a brother, James (Alice) Gums of West Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Babe Bursaw; a brother-in-law, Clinton Hacker, and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Gums.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the Poeschel Funeral Home, 679 Hehli Way, Mondovi, with the Rev. John Hogan officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, followed in East Pepin Cemetery, Albany township.

Email condolences to talbotfh@hhbci.com

Alfred J. Wolf

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 18, 2005, A6

Alfred J. Wolf, age 81, of Elmwood, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center after a long illness following heart surgery.

Al was born May 15, 1924 to John and Olivia (Lecheler) Wolf. He graduated in 1942 from Durand High School. He worked at the Farmers Union Co-op in Menomonie before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation ordnance man. While stationed at the Naval Air Bse in Edenton, NC, he married Delilah "Dee" Lemon on May 19, 1945.

Returning to Menomonie, Al worked at the Farmers Union, Rusk Creamery and the REA. They moved to the family farm near Eau Galle in 1949. He also delivered gas for the Durand Co-op.

Al was an active member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle, where he was a Leader of Prayer. He also served on and was president of the Elmwood School Board.

Al is survived by Dee, his wife of 60 years; seven sons, Tom (Kathy) of Eau Claire, Larry (Belinda) of Mt. Morris, Mich., Dave (Jan) of Elmwood, Chuck (Pixie) of Elmwood, Mike (Murial) of Menomonie, Ken (Sharon) of Durand, and Jerry (Tammy) of Elmwood; two daughters, Rosemary (Ken) Bauer of Marion, Iowa, and Carolyn (Steve) Mais of Marshfield; 35 grandchildren; eight [great] grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (Dave) Anibas of Arkansaw and Cecelia (Martin) Milliren of Plum City; and two brothers, Galen of Florida and John of Elmwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Danny and Tony.

Al loved his faith, family and farm. He enjoyed gardening and storytelling with good humor.

He will be lovingly remembered for his ability to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in his home.

Mass of Christian Burial for Al was held at 10:30 am on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery.

Rhiel's Funeral Home in Durand served the family.

Julia Halverson

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 21, 2005, A6

Julia Halverson, of Menomonie, formerly of Dallas, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at home in the loving arms of her family. After miraculously surviving a head injury in March 2001, she lived a fulfilled life until succumbing to breast cancer at the age of 95 years, 5 months, and 20 days.

Julia was born at home on March 29, 1910, to John and Thea Elise (Stoa) Vik in the town of Dovre (now a part of the town of Sioux Creek) in Barron County.

She was baptized, confirmed and married at the Dallas Lutheran Church and remained a member until her death. Julia truly displayed the fruit of the spirit as written in Galatians 5 -- love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. In all circumstances, she blessed her family with her unwavering love, faith and continual prayers.

Prior to her marriage to Carl Eli Halverson on Aug. 24, 1944, Julia Vik work as a waitress at Harstad's Restaurant, babysat and did housecleaning for several families, and was a telephone operator in Dallas.

Julia Halverson is survived by her four children, Carolyn Halverson (fianc/e William Lunsford) of Reidsville, N.C., John (Rexetta) Halverson of Menomonie, Linda (Richard) Brown of Eagan, Minn., and Larry (Charlotte) Halverson of Manitowoc.

She is further survived by seven grandchildren, Blaine Halverson, Angela (Christopher) Prochnow, Carla (Matthew) Feeney, Darci Halverson, Matthew (Jessica) Brown, Amanda (Morgan) Mains and Julie Brown; two step-granddaughters, Barbara Phillips and Dawn (Chad) Hoerth; 11 great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Signe Holman (84) of Hudson, formerly of Colfax; a sister-in-law, Phoebe Vik of Chetek; and many other relatives and friends.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Halverson (89) on Oct. 11, 1991; her parents, John (89) and Thea Elise (83) Vik; three brothers, Johne (10 months), William (14 months), and Osmund (63); and three sisters, Ellen (8), Tilda Anderson (95), and Esther Amundson (88).

Also preceding her in death was her father's first family from Norway who all perished in the shipwreck disaster on June 28, 1904, chronicled in the book, "Titantic's Predecessor -- The S/S Norge Disaster of 1904," written by Per Kristian Sebak in 2004.

Her father, known as Johan Vik, arrived from Hadsel, Vesteraalen, Norway, on June 14, 1903, and later sent for his family to join him in America. His family included his first wife, Eline (37), and their children, Johan (13), Helga (12), Hans (10), Albin (9), Thoralf (7), and Selma (4). A 2-month-old infant sister, Ida, had died five months before his family left Norway for Dallas.

Julia had made her home with her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Rexetta, at 375 Red Cedar St. in Menomonie for the last four years. She was so thankful for the wonderful and loving care that she received from her family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the Dallas Lutheran Church with burial in the Dallas Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), and one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Doris A. Dunn

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 21, 2005, A6

Doris, A. Dunn, age 75, of Boyceville, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menom-onie.

Doris was born June 12, 1930, in Glenwood City, to Chester and Mae (Gibson) Schlottman. She married Charles Dunn on Jan. 3, 1948, in Wheeler.

Doris worked busing children to school in her car and as a cook at Mittlestadt's Restaurant in Boyceville. She worked at Presto Foods and Sanna Dairies where she retired at the age of 56.

"Few people have the good fortune to have lived a full and rewarding life as she did. She bloomed in her children and again in her grandchildren.

"For five generations, she lived in their laughter and returned to the gardens of her youth. Senility barely embraced her. In old age, there were memories and she could smile, because she retained life's greatest gifts -- a pure heart and young spirit.

"The expressions of friendship and love for mankind were strong in her life where these qualities are often elusive. The ideas and ideals she taught will be engraved as a memory so that the future will be filled with a purpose to bring peace by loving and to understand by compromise."

-- daughter Linda Rammer

Doris is preceded in death by her father, husband Charles in Sept of 2005, and granddaughter Heather.

Doris is survived by one daughter and three sons, Linda Dunn Rammer (Joe) of Chippewa Falls; Dan Dunn of Red Wing, Minn.; and Gary Dunn (Becky) and Dale Dunn (Kathy), all of Boyceville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her mother, Mae Schlottman of Glenwood City; two brothers and two sisters, Roger Schlottman (Johanna) of Boyceville; Arlyss Hintzman (Larry) of Menomonie; Kenneth Schlottman (Judy) and Ruth Ann Williams (Gary Fero), all of Boyceville. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the Anderson Everts Funeral Home, Glenwood City, with Pastor David Guerrao officiating.

Interment of cremains will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, Beaver Brook Township.

Friends may call on the family Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, from 4 p.m. until time of service.

Rita M. Bosley

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 25, 2005, A6

Rita M. Bosley, age 67, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005.

She was born Sept.14,1938, in Menomonie. Beloved wife of James for 42 years. Dear mother of Kelly (Thomas) Moore and Thomas (Sharon) Bosley. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Alexander, Amanda and Lilley. Loving daughter of Magdalena and the late Mathias Sagstetter. Also survived by three brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St., Rochester, Mich.

Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, from 2-7 p.m.. at Pixley Funeral Home (322 W. University Dr., Rochester, Mich.) and after 10 a.m. at the church on Monday.

Memorials suggested to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Kenneth Charles Grutt

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 25, 2005, A6

Kenneth Charles Grutt, age 90, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

He was born June 6, 1915, in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, to Robert and Elizabeth (Will) Grutt and raised in the Boyceville area.

Kenneth married Orelle Hageseth on Aug.10, 1940, in Menomonie. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Ken worked at the Barron County lime quarry for several years, and then was the owner and operator of Grutt Oil Company for 17 years. He later worked as a mechanic at both McClelland's and Knutson's garages in Menomonie. Ken was also a volunteer fireman for the Menomonie Fire Department for 15 years and an active duty fireman for 10 years.

Ken was a member of the Dunn County Fish and Game Club, the Menomonie Lions Club and the Menomonie Moose Lodge #1584. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, and especially enjoyed spending time with family.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Rayola Phillips of Elk Mound, DuWayne (Barb Fischer) Grutt of Marquette, Mich., Wanda (Fred) Gille of Valley City, N.D., and Nola (Don) Schley of Elk Mound; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Burton of Boyceville; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth; his wife, Orelle; a son-in-law, Robert Phillips; a sister, Marseilla (Norman) Schutts; and a brother-in-law, Chet Burton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. Rev. Tim Matthaei will officiate.

Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Kathleen L. Ingala

Dunn County News, Sun, Sept. 25, 2005, A6

Kathleen Louise Ingala, age 56, of Menomonie, formerly of Oshkosh, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the arrangements.

Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the American Red Cross or Salvation Army relief funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Milford E. Farley

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 28, 2005, A6

Milford Eugene Farley, age 72, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

He was born May 16, 1933, in Taylors Falls, Minn., to Glenn and Felicites (Muralt) Farley. He moved with his family to Wheeler, Downing, and then Menomonie.

Milford worked at Badger Iron for many years. He attended the Gospel Mission Baptist Church in Knapp. Milford especially enjoyed spending time with his cousins and their children and grandchildren.

Milford is survived by cousins Bonnie (Reber) Dillard of Holiday Island, Ariz., LaVern (Mary) Owen of New Brighton, Minn., Miriam Clemens of Tulsa, Okla., Sam (Mary) Owen of Colfax, Ann Satre of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Loreene Juneau of Eau Claire, and Aaron (Debbie) Muralt of Rockford, Ill.; many second cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Faye Farley, and his brother, Franklin in 2004.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at the Gospel Mission Baptist Church in Knapp with the Revs. LeRoy Nelson and Michael Parker officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hay River, Dunn County.

The family suggests memorials be given to the Gospel Mission Baptist Church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Zank

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 28, 2005, A6

Mary C. Zank, age 85, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Mary Catherine Deacon was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Fairchild to William and Susie (Lanterman) Deacon. She was raised in Fairchild and attended Hay Creek grade school. Mary graduated from John Marshall High School in Minneapolis, Minn.

After graduation, Mary moved back to Fairchild where she married Keith Zank on Sept. 11, 1940, in Augusta. They farmed for five years, then owned and operated gas stations in Fairchild, Eau Claire and Rusk. They later farmed in the Wheeler area. Mary was also a cook for several local restaurants.

Mary enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, baking and gardening. She also loved to go to the local dances.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Judyth (Douglas) Pederson of Wheeler; three granddaughters, Suzie (Tony) Antczak of Hillsdale, Nicolle (Steve) Dodge of Colfax, and Roxanne Zank of Colorado; two grandsons, Daniel (Lyndsey Bird) Pederson of Wheeler and August Zank of Colorado; six great-grandchildren, Cassie, Thane and Kade Antczak, Katrinna and Nathaniel Dodge, and Durran Pederson; one brother, Edward Deacon of Whitehall; a very dear friend, Howard Steinke of Colfax; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; an infant daughter, Vera Jean; and a son, Theodore Zank.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Steven Crites officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery in Fairchild.

Sidney E. O'Flanagan

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 28, 2005, A6

Sidney E. O'Flanagan, age 96, of Dallas, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Dallas Healthcare Center.

He was born April 5, 1909, to Harvey and Edith (Dodge) O'Flanagan at their home in the town of Dallas, Barron County. He had two sisters, Lucille and Irene, and four brothers, Stuart, Giles, David and Bob.

When the family moved to a farm in Dunn County, south of Ridgeland, Sid met his neighbor and future wife, Nell Johnson. They were married in Menomonie in June 1929. After the ceremony, they were treated to a supper of fried pork chops at the home of Nell's sister and Sid's lifelong friend, Alice. Four daughters were born to this couple: Marlys, Joyce, Kay and Patsy.

Farming was Sid's vocation. He worked very hard to provide for his family, not an easy job during the Great Depression. Though he wanted to stay on what he called "the Mork place" because he thought he could build up the land, it was too far for the girls to walk to school so he and Nell bought a farm near the Four Town School in Barron County, where they raised their girls.

Sid cared meticulously for the farm's flat, fertile land and his Holstein cows, a herd to be envied. With his neighbors, he worked to harvest crops. Every morning he got up early to milk and every evening returned to do it again. Since the cows did not adapt to daylight savings time, he remained on schedule all year long, causing his and Nell's early departure from many family gatherings.

Dallas Lutheran Church was an important part of Sid's life. His daughters were baptized and confirmed there and he and Nell attended services regularly. Upon Nell's death in October 1972, her funeral was held there.

It was in this church he later met Elsie (Carr) Flagstad and they were married there on May 25, 1975. Sid and Elsie enjoyed many fun-filled years together traveling to Florida with their Barron friends for the winter, camping in the summer, hosting family picnics on the Fourth of July at their home in Dallas, and attending church on Sunday mornings.

Anyone who played cards with Sid knew he had a keen mind. Anyone who worked with Sid knew he had a strong body. Anyone who visited with Sid knew he had a dry sense of humor. And all who were loved by Sid knew he had a good heart.

Sid was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nell; a daughter, Marlys Luer; his second wife, Elsie on Sept. 11, 2003; a sister, Lucille Losness; and two brothers, Stuart (Norma) and Bob O'Flanagan.

He is survived by his daughters, Joyce (Ken) Prissel, Kay (Ralph) Lange, and Patsy (Roger) Wismer; a son-in-law, Vern Luer; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Giles (Edna) and David (Lorraine) O'Flanagan; a sister, Irene Wicklund; a sister-in-law, Stella O'Flanagan, many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, from the Dallas Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating. Interment was in Wayside Cemetery in Barron next to his beloved Nell.

Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Dallas and Cameron.

Jane (Debee) Walker

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 28, 2005, A6

Jane Ann Walker was born July 1, 1921, to Helmer A. and Esther (Hansen) Debee in Irvington, Dunn County. She passed away Sept. 4, 2005, in Redlands, Calif., at the age of 84.

She is survived by her husband John, after 61 years of marriage; two daughters, Sharon Mathews and Carol (Henry) Turbyfill of Banning, Calif.; five grandchildren, Clifford, Kathy and Christina Mathews of Banning, Johenry Turbyfill of Riverside, Calif., and Candice Turbyfill of Cathedral City, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; a son-like lifelong friend, Howard Chapman of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and two brothers, H. Charles (Helenmae) and Richard (Lois) Debee of Menomonie.

Jane loved to can foods every summer. She enjoyed quilting and attended quilting parties. She loved fishing the waters of Wisconsin. Most of all, she loved the fish fry parties afterwards. With the strength and spirit of the Lord, she worked hard keeping her family together. Like her, they, too, were God's children.

Visitation was held Sept. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel in Banning. Services were held Sept. 17 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morongo Reservation. Interment was at San Gorgonia Memorial Park.

Richard H. Pease

Dunn County News, Wed, Sept. 28, 2005, A6

Richard Henry Pease, age 67, of Downsville, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born June 29, 1938, in Menomonie to William and Hazel (Holmberg) Pease. Richard attended Menomonie High School and spent a lot of time with his sister on her farm in Eau Galle. When a teenager he went on the milk route with Ozzy Howe before he started working for Gateway Transportation in Oconomowoc. He returned to Menomonie and worked for Sno-Flake Foods and Century Fence.

Richard married MaryAnn Bignell on June 19, 1965, in Menomonie. In the late 1960s, he started driving a concrete delivery truck for American Materials, retiring from there in 1999.

He enjoyed fishing until his health wouldn't allow it. The past few years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family after his daily routine with friends from the community. Richard was an avid Packer and NASCAR fan. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.

Richard is survived by his wife, MaryAnn of Downsville; his daughter, Doreen (Joel) Trainor and two grandchildren, Justin and Kara Trainor, all of Menomonie; a sister, Delila Wolf of Eau Galle; a brother, William (Barb) Pease of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Hazel Pease; a son, Gary Pease; and two brothers, Edwin Lemon and Otto Lemon.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Steven Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Family and friends are welcome at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

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