Dunn County Obituaries
September 1999

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

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Ekmand G. Hovind

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, 6A

Ekmand G. Hovind, 99, formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

He was born June 14, 1900, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to John and Johanna (Johanson) Hovind. Ekmand married the former Edna Dow in 1919 in Menomonie.

He had several jobs before they moved to the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. There he was an iron worker on the First National Bank, the courthouse, and the post office in St. Paul. He also worked on the lock and dam in the St. Paul area. Ek and his family then moved to Cedar Falls where he worked in the Cedar Falls Hydro Plant, retiring after 30 years.

Ek was a former member of Moose Lodge #1584 in Menomonie and the Sons of Norway. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie.

He enjoyed collecting antiques and tools of every kind. He also had an extensive pencil and match book collection. Ek enjoyed watching girls softball games and was a faithful fan of area girls softball teams.

Ek will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons, Arnold (Alice) Hovind of Menomonie and Marlyn (Cynthia) Hovind of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Gary (Ruby) Hovind and Shirley (Jim) Neikirk of Menomonie, Ronald Hovind of Chandler, Ariz., and Robert Hovind and Richard Hovind of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Paul Hovind, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif., Kenneth Hovind of Madison, Jon Neikirk of Milwaukee, and Elizabeth Neikirk of Olivia, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna, in 1975; three brothers, Otto, Sever and Albert Hovind; and two sisters, Julia Hovind and Annie Tyler.

Funeral services for Ek are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County.

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

Gilma E. Knutson

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, 6A

Gilma Eline Knutson, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village, Ark.

Mrs. Knutson was born on Dec. 18, 1910, in Wheeler, the daughter of Edias Gotliebson and Guri Oielsen. She was united in marriage to Malcolm Knutson on March 9, 1951. Mr. and Mrs. Knutson moved to Sharp County in Arkansas on Sept. 16, 1979. Mrs. Knutson worked as a clerk for the Farmer Store Company in Wisconsin.

She was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Hill & Dale Garden Club and also of AARP. Mrs. Knutson helped start a senior citizens club and the meals on wheels program. She made crafts for her church and held office in Ladies Aid. Mrs. Knutson was a Sunday School teacher at one time. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Knutson is survived by her daughter, Goldie Blodgett of Pewaukee; one sister-in-law, Gladys Gotliebson of Colfax; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel in Highland.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at the Holden Lutheran Church in Colfax with burial in the Holden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. All arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel of Highland.     

Barbara K. Myers

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, 6A

Barbara K. Myers, 67, of Mission, Texas, formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas.

Arrangements are pending at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Barbara K. Myers

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, 6A

Barbara K. Myers, 67, of Mission, Tex., and formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Tex.

The former Barbara Kay Knutson was born March 3, 1932, in Superior to William and Helen (Holterman) Knutson.

She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Eau Claire in 1950, later graduating from St. Mary’s College in Minnesota.

Barbara married Quincy Smith in 1954 in St. Paul, Minn. He preceded her in death. Barb then moved to Menomonie and taught at Menomonie High School and Boyceville High School. She married Douglas Holzhueter in 1964 in Menomonie. They later divorced. She worked as a legal secretary for 21 years at Peterson Law Office in Menomonie.

Barbara married Dolard Myers in 1984 in Menomonie, and in 1989 they moved to Mission. Tex. Barbara was secretary-treasurer of Tropical Valley Estates in Mission for several years, and belonged to the Association of Legal Secretaries in Wisconsin.

She was also president of and very involved in the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater Guild in Menomonie, as well as numerous other activities.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by a son, Michael (Julie) Holzhueter of Menomonie; a daughter, Mary Kay Kluwe of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; two grandchildren, Mitchell and Russell Kluwe; one brother, William (Marilyn) Knutson of Menomonie; one sister, Bernedette “Petie” (John) Scheiffer of Haugen; nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Dolard, in 1994.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Rolf Morck officiating.

Mabel Heintz

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, 6A

Mabel Heintz, 88, W6875 STH 85, Eau Claire, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Mabel was born July 4, 1911, on the family farm in the Town of Red Cedar, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Klatt) Grutt. She married John Heintz on Sept. 26, 1929, in Red Wing, Minn. She worked for 26 years at Silver Springs Gardens.

She was known for her jewelry collection and was a member of Brunswick Busy Bees Homemakers, Peace Lutheran Church, and the Garden Club. Mabel loved her flowers and gardening and was well-known for her beautiful flower garden on state Highway 85.

She is survived by her sons, Eugene (Marion) and Dale (friend, Connie); three granddaughters; seven grandsons; seven great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; one great-great-grandson; several step-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Galen of Menomonie; a brother-in-law, Norman Schrantz of Elk Mound; a sister-in-law, Laura Heintz of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Heintz; her special friend, Walter Luedke; her sisters, Grace (Milford) Rude and Dorothy (Norman) Schrantz; and her brothers, Alfred, George and Dallas.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with Pastor Mark Schulz officiating. Burial was in Brunswick Cemetery.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Flossie A. Crowe

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, 6A

Flossie Allen Crowe, 79, formerly of Ridgeland, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Oakwood Villa in Altoona after a long battle with cancer.

The former Flossie Marie Allen was born on Oct. 4, 1919, in Winter to Herbert and Lottie (Mann) Allen. She was raised in Couderay and attended schools there.

Flossie married Clarence Louis Crowe in Forest Lake, Minn. They moved to her family’s home farm in the Town of Wilson, Dunn County, and lived there many years.

Flossie was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, canning and embroidery work. She also attended Ladies Aid at the Hay River Lutheran Church. She was a hard worker, but also enjoyed fun times with her family and extended family.

Flossie lived in Ridgeland for six years before going to Oakwood Villa in Altoona where she resided the last five years.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.     

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Anna Crowe; three daughters and one son, Gloria (Peter) Torgerson of Colfax, Bernadine (Ron) Bien of Menomonie, Marilyn (Alan) Wheeler of Hart, Mich., and Randy (Brenda) Crowe of Eau Claire; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Carl) Rice of Superior and Patricia Crowe of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Lewellyn (Martha) King of DeTour, Mich.; an aunt, Viola Allen of Seattle, Wash.; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, a brother, Jerald Allen, and son, Clarence “Skip” Crowe.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at New Life Church of the Nazarene in Wheeler with Pastor Jeff King officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Edward A. Garfield

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, 6A

Edward A. Garfield, 77, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 3, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Edward was born on April 2, 1922, in Spring Valley, the son of Frank and Clara (Reinkey) Garfield. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1941. After high school, Ed worked in a creamery in Milwaukee. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

He married Betty Huber of Ellsworth on July 25, 1943, in Texas. Following the service they returned to Wisconsin, where they lived in Baldwin, Lake Delton, Menomonie for 16 years and Spring Valley for 29 years before returning to Menomonie in 1996, where he remained the rest of his life.

During his working years, Edward worked in the dairy industry, working as a dairy inspector and field man for Mid-American Dairy until he retired in 1984.

Edward is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Rita (Ronald) Heinecke of Bloomington, Ind.; a son, Gary (Patricia Brown) of Mason; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Garfield of Torrance, Calif., and three sisters, Jeanette Agostini of San Francisco, Calif., Helen Mercer of Everett, Wash., and Eleanor Bailey of Sauk Rapids, Minn.

His parents; two sons, Galen and Bruce; a sister, Joyce Sandvig, and a brother, Howard Garfield, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Menomonie Alliance Church with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Township of Ellsworth.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Catherine C. McDonald

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, A6

Catherine C. McDonald, 82, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Catherine was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Circle, Mont., the daughter of Elmer and Gertrude (Pulling) Decker. When a young child she moved with her family to Menomonie where she grew to womanhood. Catherine graduated in 1934 from Menomonie High School.

After high school she attended a nursing program at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Catherine married Hector McDonald in 1939 in Minneapolis. Following marriage, they lived in Minneapolis where Catherine worked as a nurse.

During World War II, she returned to live in Menomonie while Hector was in the military overseas. Catherine worked as an industrial nurse at Lakeside Aluminum in Menomonie for several years. Later she worked for 20 years at the Red Cedar Clinic, and the Dunn County Public Health Nursing Service until she retired. Hector died in 1951.

In her retirement, she instituted a blood pressure and foot care clinic at the Senior Citizens Center in Menomonie. Catherine was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie.

Catherine is survived by her son, Tom McDonald of Menomonie; a daughter, Mary (Dave) Geske of West Salem; three grandchildren, Scott McDonald of Minneapolis and Dana and Emily Geske of West Salem; and a sister, Harriet Shervey of Menomonie.

Besides her husband, Hector, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Sampson Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

The family prefers memorials to Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie.

Alice M. Dahl

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, A6

Alice M. Dahl, 89, of Menomonie, formerly of Minnesota, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements

Jerry M. Stabenow

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Jerry M. Stabenow, 45, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, as the result of an auto accident in Dunn County.

He was born Dec. 7, 1953, in Baldwin to Robert and Deloris (Olsen) Stabenow. Jerry was raised in the Wheeler area and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1973.

He married Renee Kistner on Jan. 11, 1975, in Downsville and they lived in Downsville after their marriage. Jerry farmed for a while and he also worked at the Red Cedar Potato Company among other jobs. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and also enjoyed working in his garden, especially his roses. Jerry will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Renee of Menomonie; a daughter, Sue (Chris) Bignell of Knapp; a son, Ted Stabenow of Menomonie; his mother, Deloris Stabenow of Glenwood City; eight sisters and seven brothers, Rosie (Jack) Smith of Menomonie, Mike (Edith) Stabenow of Wilson, Patty Stabenow of Menomonie, Larry (Audrey) Stabenow of Wheeler, Joanne (Randy) Smith of Wheeler, Roger (Marlene) Stabenow of Colfax, Barbara Fawcett of Menomonie, Bobby (Audrey) Stabenow of Wheeler, Donna (Jeff) Quarder of Prairie Farm, Jimmy (Margaret) Stabenow of Wheeler, Nancy (Bob) Hoffman of Menomonie, Richard (Wanda) Stabenow of St. Paul, Minn., Geraldine (Russell) Drury of Boyceville, Betty (Troy) Johnson of Menomonie, Chester (Marlene) Stabenow of Waupaca; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, and a nephew, Kyle Stabenow.

Funeral services for Jerry will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Town of Dunn. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour before the service Tuesday.

Gilbert W. Lipke

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Gilbert W. Lipke, 67, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Augusta to Albert and Viola (Wolfgang) Lipke. He was raised on farms in the Augusta area. Gilbert served in the U.S. Air Force, mostly overseas, from 1952 to 1972.

Gilbert married Doreen Girling on March 13, 1956, in Bloomer. After his discharge from the Air Force, Gilbert and his family settled in Menomonie and he worked 14 years at Tri-Mart, retiring in 1993.

He enjoyed doing mechanical work, remodeling on his home, and also fishing. He will be sadly missed by his wife, family and friends.

Gilbert is survived by his wife, Doreen of Menomonie; two daughters and three sons, Karen (Jeffrey) Schlough of Menomonie, Glen (Huisuk) Lipke of Menomonie, Lynn (Tony) Kostuch of Minneapolis, Minn., Dean Lipke of Menomonie, and Jason (Aimee) Lipke of Colfax; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Viola Lipke of Elmwood; one brother, Richard (Nancy) Lipke of Eau Claire; two sisters, Rosie Boley of Eau Claire and Adeline (Herbert) Nazer of Elmwood; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services for Gilbert were Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. A flag presentation was conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard of Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Richard D. Creaser

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Richard D. Creaser, 86, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

He was born March 11, 1913, in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County, to Skelton and Mabel (Nichols) Creaser. He was raised in the Louisville area and attended Louisville School to the eighth grade.

Richard married Irene Severson on Sept. 26, 1934, in Menomonie. This year would have been their 65th anniversary. They farmed in rural Menomonie until the age of 62 when they retired.

Richard was a member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. He served on the ASCS Committee, Valley View School Board, Church Council, and Little Elk Creek Cemetery Board.

He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting and spending time with family and friends. Richard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife, Irene Creaser of Menomonie; one son, Robert (Jewel) Creaser of Elk Mound; two daughters, Mary (Wayne) Weber and Sarah (Michael) Sol, both of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends; and a very special fishing partner and friend, Norman Behrents of Menomonie.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Robert and Eddie; and four sisters, Stella Spaeth, Linnie Lowe, Avis Thomas and Helen Langland.

Funeral services for Richard are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Little Elk Creek Cemetery.

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

Raymond F. Schumann

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Raymond Frank Schumann, 88, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Chicago, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee.

He was born July 5, 1911, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Louis and Clara (Atkinson) Schumann. He lived in St. Paul until 1923 when he moved with his family to Chicago. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

After the service, Ray began his own auditing business in Chicago, which he operated until he retired. Ray also owned a tree farm in Friendship and spent many summers there. After his retirement, he moved to the Southwest, finally residing in Las Cruces. During the summer months, Ray would travel to Wisconsin to his tree farm and visit relatives and friends.

Ray is survived by his sister, Catherine (Louis) Fritz of Skokie, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

His parents; a brother, Kenneth Schumann; a half brother, Garfield Jensen; and two half sisters, Evelyn Kerns and Lorna Hintzman, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in the Lower Weston Cemetery, Town of Weston, Dunn County, rural Menomonie.

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

Richard ‘Rich’ A. Partlow

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Richard “Rich” A. Partlow, 55, of 3722 Gables Ct., Eau Claire, formerly of Menomonie and Prentice, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1943, to Lincoln and Viola (Hamilton) Partlow in Eau Claire. Rich married Judith Ann Hanshus on Oct. 26, 1968, at First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire.

He was a member of the Optimist Club in Eau Claire, having served as secretary and treasurer, Charter President of the Menomonie Optimist Club, and member of the United Cerebral Palsy Board. He served on the church council at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, and a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Other memberships included the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce, Menomonie Kiwanis and Prentice Lions.

Survivors include his loving and caring wife, Judy; son, Scot R. Partlow (Dean Kralios) of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Melissa Partlow Mathews (Michael K. Richard) of Eau Claire; three brothers, Gerald (Carol) of Oakdale, Minn., Donald (Sue) and Tom (Barb), both of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Louise Partlow of Altoona; mother-in-law, Gail Hanshus; brother-in-law, Jon (Peggy) Hanshus of North Quincy, Mass.; Aunt Harriet Hamilton of Eau Claire; two uncles, Vilas (Jessie) Hamilton of Eau Claire and Norman Hamilton of Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 nieces and nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leo; a nephew, John Hanshus, Jr.; his father-in-law, Jerome Hanshus, and several aunts and uncles.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the donor’s choice.   

Laurence M. Krogstad

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Laurence M. Krogstad, 90, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center where he resided since 1992.

He was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Idaho to Martin and Mildred (Barnes) Krogstad. He moved to the Menomonie area with his family when a child.

He worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), for L.G. Arnold Construction Co. in Menomonie, and the Blatz Brewery in Milwaukee. During World War II, Laurence worked in the shipyards in Milwaukee. He also worked on building the Hoover Dam, then returned to Milwaukee and worked for American Motors Corporation until his retirement. After retiring, Laurence moved back to Menomonie where he has lived since.

Laurence is survived by a daughter, Lola Chitwood of New Castle, Del.; a granddaughter, Kendra Earvase of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Maybell Kadinger of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clyde and Marvin Krogstad; and a sister, Lila Kistner.

Funeral services for Laurence are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and an hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Marvin E. Wendt

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Marvin E. Wendt, 76, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

He was born May 29, 1923, in Menomonie to Gustav and Lulu (Hess) Wendt. Marvin lived all of his life in Menomonie, farming and working as a handyman, doing lawn mowing and snow blowing. He also dug graves for a few years in the Menomonie area.

Marvin enjoyed mechanical work and reading. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Marvin is survived by two brothers, Allen (Elaine) Wendt and Clifford (Carol) Wendt, both of Menomonie; a sister, Lanett Marshall of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Wilmer; another brother, Roy Wendt; and a brother-in-law, Stanley.

Graveside services were Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Laurence D. Rhodes

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, A6

Laurence D. Rhodes, 77, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, and at the church an hour before the service on Tuesday.

Laurence D. Rhodes Sr.

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, A6

Laurence D. Rhodes Sr., 77, of Menomonie, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born May 4, 1922, in Barron to Edward and Sophia (Upsahl) Rhodes. He was raised in the Barron County area and graduated from Boyceville High School.

Laurence married Susan Pavlenko on May 10, 1944, in Boyceville. He worked at several places, including Sanna Dairies, where he worked for many years, retiring in 1985.

Laurence was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He was in the church choir, soloist, and played the organ and piano. He also played dartball in the church league. Laurence enjoyed bowling, dancing and music. He also enjoyed making quilts, gardening, cooking and canning, and woodworking. He loved being involved in all kinds of work and helping people.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Laurence is survived by his wife, Susan of Menomonie; two sons, Laurence (Suzanne) Rhodes Jr. of Roseville, Minn., and Lon E. (Barbara) Rhodes of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Rodney Lee Rhodes of Menomonie and Lynda M. Rhodes (fiance, John Birawer) of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Edward (Lynette) Rhodes of Elk Mound; three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Rhodes of Menomonie and Helene Rhodes and Mabel Rhodes of Clayton; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Victor, Manford, Irvin and Charles; four sisters, Beatrice Friday, Bertha Zimmerman, Gladys Williams and Myrtle Hanson; and one granddaughter, Laurie Sue Rhodes.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Steve Schmeling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.   

Jack H. Kapping

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, A6

Jack Henry Kapping, 73, of Spring Valley, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Jack was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Rock Elm Township, the son of Henry and Theresa (Rodewald) Kapping. He attended Elmwood High School where he graduated in 1943.

On Dec. 10, 1948, Jack married Bonnie Trealoff. They farmed on the Maple Springs Farm until they moved to Loyal in 1953. They farmed there until 1958 when they moved to the farm in Hatchville, which they ran for 40 years.

Jack and Bonnie were blessed with eight children: Stephen, Susan, Judith, Roger, Terri, Wayne, Pam and Linda.

Jack entered the Spring Valley Health Care Center on March 17, 1999.

Jack is sadly missed by his wife, Bonnie, of Spring Valley; his children, Stephen Kapping of Spring Valley, Susan Gregg of Spring Valley, Judith (Mark) Hammer of River Falls, Roger (Sue) Kapping of River Falls, Terri Sampson of Elmwood, Pam (Kelly) Falde of Spring Valley, and Linda (Ron) DeMotts of Baldwin.

He is also sadly missed by 16 grandchildren, Ryan, Wesley and Alissa Kapping, Jason, Curt and Tracy Gregg and her fiance, Jason Lynum, Carrie and Mitch Olson, Jon, David and Anne Kapping, Renee Sampson, J.J., Nick and Logan Falde, and Hailey DeMotts; and a great-grandson, Jordan Olson.

Jack was preceded in death by one son, Wayne, who died in 1973. Also preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Gordon and Gerald Kapping, and two sisters, Muriel Alton and Bertha King.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Music was provided by Sharleen Bammert, organist, and Cindy Kongshaug and Rev. Kauffeld, vocalists. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Rock Elm Township, Pierce County. Jack’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

Jack was dearly loved by his family and all who knew him. We as a family and friends rest assured that through faith he now lives in peace and is with his family and friends that preceded him in death in God’s kingdom for eternity.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Opal V. Cockeram

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, A6

Opal V. Cockeram, 76, of Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Opal Virginia Morgan was born April 18, 1923, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, to Henry and Verna (Birthman) Morgan. She was raised in the Township of Lucas and attended Sunnyside School.

Opal married Harry O. Cockeram on June 11, 1938, in Menomonie. They have lived in the Menomonie area all their lives, and owned and operated Harry’s Shoe Repair in Menomonie for many years.

Opal was an avid guitar player and also liked to sing. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband. She also enjoyed getting together with family and friends. And she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Opal has resided at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie for the past two years, where she has gained many new friends. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Opal is survived by her husband, Harry O. Cockeram of Menomonie; two sons and three daughters, Richard Cockeram of Chippewa Falls, Gerald (Lynda) Cockeram of Menomonie, Marjorie Oberle of Menomonie, Judy (Tom) Peterson of Menomonie and Cindy (Tom) Miller of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Judy Cockeram of Menomonie; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother, Mary (George) Clark of Rice Lake, Catherine Clark of Menomonie, Lou (Merlin) Leach of Red Wing, Minn., Pete Morgan of Red Wing, Minn., Pat (Jon) Keye of Proctor, Minn., nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Gladys Thompson, Jean Madsen and Fern Joki; a brother, John Morgan, and a son, Harry Cockeram, Jr.

Funeral services for Opal will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in the Town of Lucas. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and an hour before the service Monday at the funeral home.

Betty Belisle

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, A6

Betty Belisle, 93, of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, a Park View Home in Woodville.

Betty was born March 12, 1906, near Durand, the daughter of James and Jessie (Brown) Newell. Betty graduated from Durand High School and River Falls Normal. She taught primary grades in Nelson, Alma and Menomonie.

Betty married Frank Belisle in Durand and on June 6 of this year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers’ Association, Federated Women’s Club, Myrtle Werth Hospital Auxiliary, Pepin County Historical Society, PEO Sisterhood, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Century Club.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; a son, James (Margery) Belisle of Bloomington, Minn.; a daughter, Dorothy (Bill) Romoser of River Falls; five granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.

Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating.

The family prefers memorials to the Frank and Betty Belisle Scholarship Fund at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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

Adena G. Reppe

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, A6

Adena G. Reppe, 82, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Adena Genevieve Schram was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Menomonie to Herman Schram and Inga (Granoien) Schram-Schultz.

She married Ingwald “Pinky” Reppe on June 18, 1938, in Menomonie and they lived in Menomonie all of their lives.

Adena is survived by a son, Ronald (Sherry) Reppe of Eliot, Maine; a daughter, Carolyn Hurlburt of Anoka, Minn.; four grandchildren, Kim (Pete) Fletcher, Erick (Marta) Reppe, Jeff (Stephanie) Hurlburt, and Julie Hurlburt; a sister, Elaine (Milo) Carlson of Woodville; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Schram of Bloomington, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ingwald; and one brother, Garlen Schram.

Funeral services for Adena are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County.

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

George Korbel

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, A6

George Korbel was born on “The Flats” near the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 14, 1924. He is the oldest of six children born to George and Mary (Garay) Korbel, both immigrants from Czechoslovakia. His family moved to Boyceville in 1926 to become farmers. He attended country schools near Boyceville and at age 15 started working for farmers in the local area.

George enlisted in the Army in 1943. He took his basic training in Florida and was sent overseas in fall 1944. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and held prisoner until April 14, 1945. He was taken to a hospital in Paris and then flown to New York. He recuperated in a hospital at Fort Sheridan, Ill.

After spending 90 days recuperating at home, he was sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He re-enlisted in the Army for one year and received a 90-day furlough during which time he was married to MaryAnn Barstad from Boyceville on Dec. 15, 1945. They lived in Clarksville, Tenn., until December 1946 when George was discharged. Two years ago on a trip to Europe George had the opportunity to visit the location of a POW camp in Austria where he had been interned. He also was able to visit his parents’ hometowns.

George and MaryAnn moved to Minneapolis where their three children — Gwen Paulette, Gary Allen, and Kevin Wayne — were born. Through the next years George drove truck, had a service station, and worked at Flour City, Minneapolis Moline and Braniff Airlines.

In 1962 the family moved to River Falls. He commuted to St. Paul every day to work until 1965 when they purchased a bowling alley and restaurant in Spring Valley. They moved back to River Falls in 1969. They moved to Roberts in 1973. George did carpentry and worked for the City of Hudson until he retired in 1987.

George became interested in stained glass and kept very busy with this hobby, as well as fishing, traveling, camping and enjoying the outdoors. He was a life member of the X-POWs, the VFW in Hudson, the American Legion in River Falls, and the DAV in Menomonie. He did volunteer work at the Highground Memorial near Neillsville, Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in church. He served many terms as a member of his different church councils.George’s father passed away in 1973 and his mother in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, MaryAnn; his daughter, Gwen (Bill) Couch of Roberts; two sons, Gary (Paula Ruder) of River Falls and Kevin (Christine Meyer) of Orofino, Idaho; seven grandchildren, Kristi (Couch) and husband Joe O’Connell of Sparta, Scott Couch and wife Misty (Gerhardt) of River Falls, Michael Couch of Roberts, Katrina Korbel of River Falls, and Andrew, George and Danny Korbel of Orofino; six great-grandchildren, Dallas, James, Katelynn and Maclain O’Connell of Sparta and Brant and Sarah Couch of River Falls; three brothers, John (Emma) of Menomonie, Frank (Marvel) of Longville, Minn., and Edward (Ann) of Byron, Minn.; two sisters, Bessie Tranby of Nixa, Mo., and Marie Kuzmik of Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.

Agnes H. Curtis

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, A6

Agnes H. Curtis (nee Johnson) went to be with the Lord early in the morning of Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999. She went peacefully in her sleep, with her daughter by her side.

Agnes was born April 25, 1925, the daughter of Harry and Adelia Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek (rural Colfax). On Nov. 9, 1944, she was married at St. John’s to Elbridge “Curt” Curtis. This November would have been the 55th anniversary of their wedding.

Agnes was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, participating in Sunday School, Bible study, AAL and various other functions of the church. She was also active in the auxiliary of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

She is survived by brothers, Glenn and Dick; a son, Vern (Diane); grandchildren, Brad (Kjelse) and Christa (Cody); great-grandson, Joe Curtis; a daughter, Connie (Tom); and a son, Dean (Karen); and grandchildren, Jason and Justin.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Curt, who passed away just this last May.

Mother often said how fortunate she was to have such good and faithful friends, and how she could not believe how helpful and caring they were to her. She could not always visit, but your good words and prayers were more help than you know. Her children would also like to say that if you don’t smoke, don’t start; if you do smoke, quit. You might have a few more healthy years to spend with kids and grandkids.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at St. Matthew with Pastor Steve Rutter officiating. After a short lunch, burial will follow at Fall City Cemetery, Spring Brook Township, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire and an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Joseph D. Chastan

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, A6

Joseph D. Chastan, 74, of Menomonie, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at home with his family.

Joe was born Jan. 20, 1925, near Keewatin, Minn., to Joseph M. and Adelaide (Anselmo) Chastan. He grew up in Keewatin and graduated from high school there. During World War II, Joe served with the 5th Army Air Force in the 371st Troop Carrier Group, 41st Troop Carrier Squadron, in the Pacific Theater. After service, he attended Hibbing (Minn.) Junior College and then graduated from the Midwest School of Horology (watchmaking) in Albany, Mo.

On Oct. 9, 1948, Joe married Margaret Bertagnolli in St. Paul, Minn. After marriage, they lived in Eau Claire where he was a watchmaker at Mattison Jewelers. They returned to Keewatin and opened Chastan Jewelers. In 1956, they moved to Menomonie and operated Chastan Jewelers until 1970. Joe owned and operated Alex’s Pizza in Menomonie from 1968 to 1985 and in Durand until 1996, when he retired.

During his working years, Joe served as president of the Menomonie Lions Club (1965-66) and also as treasurer. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved hunting and fishing.

Joe is survived by his wife, Margaret; five sons, David of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Donald (Susan) of Washington Island, Jeffrey of Roseville, Minn., Mark (Terri) of Menomonie, and John (Laura) of Madison; five daughters, Christie Chastan of Madison, Kay Chastan of Denver, Colo., Barbara (Dave) Hoffman of Menomonie, Mary (Jeff) Manor of Beaver Dam, and Nancy Chastan of St. Louis Park, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, Mariah and Nikki, Christopher and Nicholas, Adam and Patrick Chastan, Terrence Chastan-Davis, Nathan, Coral and Chelsea Manor, and Sarah and Tony Hoffman; one sister, Josephine Tresider of Pengilly, Minn.; three brothers, Henry (Mary) of Keewatin, Robert (Mary) of Grand Rapids, Minn., and David (Sandy) of Manhattan, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Delores Sartor of Minneapolis, Minn.

His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a prayer service is scheduled tonight at 8 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.

Linka M. Schroeder

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, A6

Linka M. Schroeder, 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The former Linka M. Thorud was born Jan. 16, 1911, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Tory and Olivia (Olson) Thorud. She graduated from Dunn County Normal School and then taught at Little Elk Creek country school.

Linka married Richard J. Schroeder on May 25, 1935, in Menomonie. They farmed in the Town of Red Cedar until retiring in 1972.

Linka was an active member of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School, was a member of the church choir, and belonged to the Ladies Aid.

Linka enjoyed doing different types of hand work and crafts and playing the organ. She also enjoyed being a member of the bell ringers group at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Linka is survived by her son, Gary (Nancy) Schroeder of Menomonie; two grandchildren, Robin (Pat) Johnson and Richard (DeJon) Schroeder, both of Menomonie; three great-grandchildren, Cassie, Jared and Tobi; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; two brothers, Paul and Odin Thorud; and two sisters, Clara Stokke and Alice Larson.

Funeral services for Linka are 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

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

Steven J. Strand

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 26 1999, A6

Steven James Strand, 41, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee after suffering a severe stroke.

He was born Aug. 22, 1958, in Milwaukee to James and Eunice (Brusewitz) Strand. He was raised in the Milwaukee and West Bend area. He graduated in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Surviving Steven are his sister, Julie (Darold) Behm of West Bend; nephews and nieces, Joshua (fiancée Melissa Orvis), Abigail, Jeremiah and Ashlie; his uncle and aunt, William (June) Strand; cousins, Kay Strand, Kristie (Tom) Olson, Kari Strand, Kathy Strand, Ryan Olson and Sean Olson; and other relatives and friends.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eunice Strand, and his grandparents, the late Oscar and Viola Strand of Menomonie.

Funeral services were held Sept. 12, 1999, at the Phillips Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Daniel M. Schroeder officiating. Burial was in Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.

Gerald Cormican

Dunn County News, Sunday, Sept. 26 1999, A6

Gerald Cormican, 58, of Glenwood City, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in an auto accident.

Jerry was born June 25, 1941, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, to Clarence and Anna (Kluser) Cormican. Jerry married Elizabeth Zurn on June 6, 1964, at Grace Bible Church in Boyceville.

In 1967, he worked with his brother in construction. In 1969, Jerry formed Cormican’s Trucking and Logging, which he owned and operated to the present.

Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially the fishing trip to Canada, watching and feeding the fish in his pond, and the deer.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sandy Cormican of Glenwood City; two children, James (Deanna) Cormican of Glenwood City and Kimberly (Layne) Lovett of Clear Lake; eight grandchildren, Nathaniel, Scott, Christopher, Robert and Kevin Cormican, and Samantha, Sorena and Alexander Lovett; three brothers, Elmer (Marjorie) Cormican of Baraboo, Marvin (Carol) Cormican of Glenwood City, and Paul (Doris) Cormican of Baldwin; two sisters, Dorothy (Marvin) Burton and Rosella (Gaylen) Burton, both of Downing; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Lenord; four infant sisters; and one infant brother.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Wilson with the Revs. Rick Mannon and Richard Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

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

John E. Folstad

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, A6

John E. Folstad, 89, formerly of Menomonie, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at St. Therese Care Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling the arrangements.

William H. Ankney Sr.

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, A6

William H. Ankney Sr., 75, of Wheeler, died peacefully at his home with hospice, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999.

William Hill Ankney was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Wheeler to Roy and Mildred (Hill) Ankney. He was raised in the Wheeler area where he has lived most of his life. He married the former Beverly Quarders on June 21, 1952, in Wheeler.

They lived in the Milwaukee and Kenosha area where Bill worked in construction until 1966 when they moved back to the Wheeler area. Bill then worked as a ready mix truck driver, a dispatcher and plant manager for American Materials in Chetek and Eau Claire until retiring in 1989. After the death of his first wife in 1990, Bill married Bonita Thompson on March 18, 1994, in Benson, Ariz.

Bill was a member of the Wheeler Village Board the last four years. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking, reading and traveling, and he was a great story teller. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Nita of Wheeler; one son, William (Carol) Ankney of Wheeler; three daughters, Kimberly Hill of Wheeler, Kelly Bowman of Chippewa Falls, and Shannon Ankney of Colfax; one stepdaughter, Alleca (Dan) Bailey of Harshawa; three stepsons, William Cagle and Steven Cagle, both of Wheeler, and Greg (Wendy) Cagle of Fountain City; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Bonnie) Ankney of Bristol; three sisters, Betty Reid of Wheeler, Jerry (Paul) Relm of Chippewa Falls, and Joanne (Don) Stevens of Spring Valley; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Beverly, in 1990; two brothers, Jack and Marshall Ankney; a grandson; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler with the Revs. Gail Mitchell and Steve Crites officiating. Burial was in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn County, with military honors by VFW Post #10424 of Wheeler.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn J. Borchert

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, A6

Marilyn J. Borchert, 67, of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Marilyn Wald was born July 13, 1932, in Menomonie to William and Mary (Hobbick) Wald. She married Donald Borchert in 1948 in Menomonie. Marilyn worked at Barks Bakery for many years and later retired from the housekeeping department at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie.

Marilyn was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and she also enjoyed singing with Jerry Sinz’ band, the Dairyland Ranch Hands.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Ralph Borchert of Phoenix, Ariz., Ronald Borchert of Menomonie, Rhonda (John) Hellekson of Knapp and Richard (Jean) Borchert of Augusta; her mother, Mary Wald of Menomonie; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers and five sisters, Richard (Marg) Wald of Waterloo, Ia., Barbara (William) Pease of Menomonie, Doris (John) Brandt of Glenwood City, Susan (Ronald) Brown of Menomonie, Vicky (William) Shafer of Menomonie, John Wald of Eau Claire, Jerry Wald of Milwaukee and Debra (Larry) Drinkman of Menomonie; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Douglas and Louis Wald, and a son, Scott.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor JoAnne Wendt officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.

Halsey M. Douglas

Dunn County News, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, A6

Halsey M. Douglas, 90, of Menomonie, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the First Congregational Church in Menomonie with Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home.

    A full obituary will follow in the next edition. [See Oct. 3, 1999]

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