Dunn County Obituaries

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the Oct. 19, 1997 issue of the Dunn County News.

 

Index to Obituaries

 
Ruby D. Wold

Dunn County News, Oct. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Ruby D. Wold, 67, of Mondovi, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, at Clairemont Nursing Facility in Eau Claire. She was born May 14, 1930, in Knapp, the daughter of Victor and Eva (Burton) Johnson.

She was married Feb. 1, 1951, in Menomonie, to James Berger. They were later divorced. She was married Oct. 7, 1963, in Eau Claire to Dale Wold. They were later divorced.

Ruby was a nursing assistant at the Clairemont Nursing Facility in Eau Claire until retiring in 1992. She resided in Mondovi the last 20 years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie (Jeff) Frase of Osseo and Debra (Tracy) Laehn of Mondovi; two sons, Mark Berger and Curt (Shelly) Berger, both of Eau Claire; nine grand children; four sisters, Evelyn (Jack) Nielsen of Knapp, Viola Kirk of Clear Lake, Joyce (John) Schultz of Eau Claire, and Margaret (Joe) Leverty of Siren; two brothers, Milo Johnson of Glenwood City and Kenneth Johnson of Menomonie; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; three brothers, Marvin, Glenn and Larry Johnson; one brother-in-law, Glenn Kirk; one sister-in-law, Violet Johnson; one niece and three nephews.

Funeral Services were Saturday, Oct. 18 from the Kjentvet & Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi with the Rev. Robert Esse officiating. Burial was in Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi. Kjentvet & Smith Funeral Home served the family.

Lydia J. Burmester

Dunn County News, Oct. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Lydia J. Burmester, 64, of Woodville, formerly of Downing, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Lydia was born July 1, 1933, in St. Croix County to Oscar and Lydia Lacktorin. She attended Sunny Slope Grade School and graduated in 1951 from Glenwood City High School.

She married Theodore H. Burmester on Aug. 23, 1952. They lived in Bloomington, MN until 1961 when they moved to the Town of Tiffany in Dunn County where they farmed. They sold the farm in 1995 and moved to Woodville.

Lydia was a member of the Creative Souls Art Club and Holy Cross Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed dancing and being with her grandchildren.

Lydia is survived by her husband, Theodore Burmester of Woodville; two daughters, Vicki (Steven) Olson of New Richmond and Sally (Robert) Bosshart of Wilson; a son, Steven (Jill) Burmester of Tacoma, WA; seven grandchildren, Jason Bartz, Kimberly and Alex Olson, Shannon and Haley Burmester, and Tyler and Kyle Bosshart; a sister, Betty (Roger) Ludtke of Boyceville, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Bartz; mother and father-in-law, William and Anna Burmester; and a brother, Robert "Bud" Lacktorin.

Funeral Services were Saturday, Oct. 18, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood City Cemetery. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City was in charge of arrangements.

Larry D. Koolmo

Dunn County News, Oct. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Larry D. Koolmo, 57, of Northeast Minneapolis, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997. He was born June 7, 1940m,in Menomonie to Joe and Esther (Hendrickson) Koolmo.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Todd (Melissa); family pet, Joey; mother-in-law, Lola Hayes; brothers, Jerome (Carole) and John (Cindy); sisters, Eileen (Marvin) Oestrich, Jeanette (Clyde) Supri, Marvel (Frank) Korbel, Shirley (Larry) Neisinger, Phyllis (Art) Aaserud, Lucile Moore, Norma Burns and Karen (Barry) Wold; sister-in-law Virginia Koolmo; brother-in-law, Ralph Price; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services are 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at Hillside Memorium Funeral Home, Highway 88 and 19th Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services.

Memorials are preferred. A special thank you to Kim O'Connel for your many acts of kindness.

Grant "Blackie" O. Gregory

Dunn County News, Oct. 22, 1997, p. 6A

Grant "Blackie" O. Gregory, 90, formerly of Elk Mound, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound.
Vernon M. Purvis

Dunn County News, Oct. 22, 1997, p. 6A

Vernon MacKay Purvis, 77, 14201 Leadwell, Van Nuys, CA, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997 in a hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Knapp to George and Nellie (Carter) Purvis. He graduated from Menomonie High School and attended Stout Institute in Menomonie. During World War II, he served on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.

He married Marjorie M. Smith in December 1944 in Eau Claire. He worked for several printing firms, including Asbaugh Printing of Eau Claire. After moving to California, he continued to work as a printer until his retirement. He was interested in photography, genealogy, and worked with his wife in their craft shops.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Van Nuys; sisters, Rosamond Krueger and Maxine Case, Eau Claire; sisters-in-law, Theodora Purvis, Arlington Heights, IL, and Marjorie C. Purvis, Oakview, CA; nieces and nephews, to whom he was affectionately known as "Unc," and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, George, James, Edison and John; and sisters, Elsie Kuhn and Evelyn Kolstad.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 10, in Costa Mesa, CA, with interment there.

Mona M. Kelsey

Dunn County News, Oct. 22, 1997, p. 6A

Mona M. Kelsey, of Eau Claire died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997. Mona was born March 6, 1933 in Brooks to Ben and Verla Waite. She married her high school sweetheart, Lou Kelsey, on Oct. 11, 1952, in Adams.

Mona was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and she touched many people with her selfless love. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her loving husband, Lou; mother, Verla; three brothers, Dean (Ruth) Waite, John (Barbara) Waite, and Danny (Wendy) Waite; her four devoted children, Pam (John) Emberson, Mark (Julie) Kelsey, Jann (John) Schmitz and Jill Kelsey; her grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Hillary, Hannah and Josiah Emberson, Nikki, Amanda and Renee Kelsey, Kelsey and Michael Schmitz and Keaton Louis Lyons.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with burial following in St. John's Cemetery. Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.

Ruth H. A. Limberg

Dunn County News, Oct. 22, 1997, p. 6A

Ruth H.A. Limberg, 75, of Glenwood City, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Ruth was born July 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Gustav and Leona (Thalman) Kirehheiner. Ruth graduated with honors from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati. She later attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. Ruth served as an Army nurse at Crile General Hospital in Cincinnati as a second lieutenant from 1944 to 1946.

She moved to the Glenwood City area in 1946, where she worked at the Limberg Clinic for P.W. Limberg from 1946 to 1948. Ruth married Allen Limberg on Aug. 11, 1947, in Plymouth. In 1948, Ruth worked in Japan for the Army dispensary as a civilian nurse. They lived in Eau Claire from 1949 to 1950, returning to Glenwood City in January 1950, where she went to work at the Limberg Clinic.

Ruth was active as a Brownie leader, the Girl Scouts, and a den mother to Cub Scouts. Ruth was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where she served as president for three terms, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, was the church organist, and belonged to the women's group.

Ruth was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #33 since 1950 and Grand Ruth of the Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was Grand Representative in Kentucky from 1962 to 1963. She held all Star Point stations, treasurer, line offices and Worthy Matron for five years.

She was also active in Job's Daughters. She was a member of Glenhaven Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Ruth enjoyed houseplants, embroidery, church activities, Eastern Star, and working for Glenhaven Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Ruth was a loving wife and very supportive of her husband. The most precious possessions to her were her children and grandchildren. She always found time to help her family and was always there when needed.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Dr. Allen Limberg of Glenwood City; seven children, Helen L. Limberg and Barbara (Leonard) Kachinsky of Neenah, Nancy (Terry) Kohlhepp of Eau Claire, Hollis W. (Janet) Limberg of Mounds View, MN, Allen W. (Dr. Barbara Bradley) Limberg, Jr. of Wausau, Martha (James) Jacobson of Waukesha, and John R. (Lisa) Limberg of Blaine, MN; 16 grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, Oct 24 at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City with Rev. Gregg Meser officiating. Burial will be in Green Bush Cemetery, Town of Green Bush. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City, where an Eastern Star service is scheduled at 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Eastern Star, Glenhaven Nursing Home or United Methodist Church.

Edith L. Kamish

Dunn County News, Oct. 22, 1997, p. 6A

Edith L. Kamish (Emerson), 85, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997. She was born Oct. 9, 1912.

She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond J. Kamish, the Jim Emerson family, the Samuel Emerson Jr. family, the Judie Wolfe family, the David M. Kamish family, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Eda Emerson, and nine brothers and sisters.

Edith and Ray lived in Menomonie and for the last 35 years in Milltown.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 22, from St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Centuria. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Milltown Township. Memorials preferred to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Centuria. Edling Funeral Home in St. Croix Falls handled arrangements.

Helen A. Halverson

Dunn County News, Oct. 26, 1997, p. 6A

Helen A. "Honey" Halverson, 86, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Helen Aune was born Aug. 7, 1911, in Menomonie to Iver and Mary (Berseth) Aune. She was raised in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School. Helen married Howard "Major" Halverson on Aug. 22, 1936, in Hudson. They owned and operated Major's Cleaners in Menomonie. Helen was also a legal secretary for attorney Ira Slocumb in Menomonie, retiring in 1979.

She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the church choir, and the ladies group. Helen loved court reporting, she enjoyed painting and ceramics, and she loved raising her family.

She is survived by her son, Craig (Susan) Halverson of East Lansing, MI; two grand children, Richard Halverson of Houston, Texas and Elizabeth Halverson of Sherman Oaks, CA; two sisters, Myrtle Phillips of Eau Claire and Marjorie Kraft of Menomonie; two sisters-in-law, Edna Bridgeman and Florence Halverson of Menomonie, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Carrie Mackmer, Alma Hillman and Sophie Marine; and three brothers, Peter Aune, Carl Aune, and Arthur Aune.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Michael Peterson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Vern P. Lecander

Dunn County News, Oct. 29, 1997, p. 6A

Vern P. Lecander, 92, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at the home of his daughter in Burnsville, MN. Vern was born July 27, 1905, in rural Maiden Rock, Pierce County, to Peter and Anna (Wickstrom) Lecander and grew up in that community. He married Clarise Soderstrom Nov. 26, 1930, in Red Wing, MN.

After marriage, they farmed on the home farm in the Lund community until 1954 when they moved to Menomonie where he began a career in the real estate business until he retired. He developed the area that is now known as Grandview Heights.

Vern served on the church boards of the Sabylund Lutheran Church for approximately 20 years and several years at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

His passion for many years was working with registered Holsteins. He was a 50-plus member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. He registered cattle until two weeks before his death.

Vern is survived by his wife, Clarise; one daughter, Jean (Earl) Vance of Burnsville; five sons, Robert (Gwen) of Spring Valley, Roger (Joanne) of Crystal, MN, Ron (Arlene) of Decorah, Iowa, Don (Mary) of Walton, KY, and Lynn of Plymouth, MN; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct 28, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

Donald W. Hintzman

Dunn County News, Oct. 29, 1997, p. 6A

Donald W. Hintzman, 71, of Boyceville, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. Donald was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Menomonie to Tayfield and Ethel (Yoder) Hintzman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. Donald then worked at the Teegarden Cheese Factory, Century Fence, the Boyceville Creamery and Badger Iron Works before retiring at age 60. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by two sisters, Phyllis (Bill) Kindschy and Elizabeth (Dick) Kindschy of Boyceville; seven brothers, Kenneth Hintzman of New Auburn, Daniel Hintzman of Boyceville, John (Arlene) Hintzman of Clearwater, FL, Russell Hintzman and David (Violet) Hintzman of Menomonie, Michael (Dorothy) Hintzman of Whe4eler, and Eugene (Arlene)Hintzman of Colfax; his former wife, Darlene Ford; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruby Smith, and an infant brother, LaJune.

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman, Dunn County, with military honors by Harmon-Harris American Legion Post #314 of Boyceville.

The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.

Peter Elton "Shine" Reichert

Dunn County News, Oct. 29, 1997, p. 6A

Peter Elton "Shine: Reichert, 67, rural Hillsdale, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Barron Memorial Medical Center.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at New Scandinavia Lutheran Church, Town of Maple Grove, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Mark Rausch Funeral Home in Dallas and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at New Scandinavia Lutheran Church.

LuAnn M. Hulback

Dunn County News, Oct. 29, 1997, p. 6A

LuAnn M. Hulback, 60, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System. The former LuAnn Mae Grambo was born Dec. 21, 1936, in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, to Wilfred and Fannie (Price) Grambo. She was raised in the Beyer Settlement area, attended Beyer Settlement School, and graduated from the Dunn County Agricultural School.

LuAnn married James Hulback, Sep. 8, 1956, at St. Katherine's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Beyer Settlement. Together they farmed in the Town of Sherman. LuAnn also worked as a nurses aide at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Sons of Norway, and Friends Helping Friends. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. LuAnn loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

LuAnn is survived by her husband, James Hulback of Menomonie; two sons, Russell (Janice) Hulback of Cameron and Dale (Tish) Hulback of Menomonie; two daughters, Diane (Alfred) Anderson and Donna (Dennis) Weier of Menomonie; two brothers, Eldon (Claire) Grambo and Marlin (Shirley) Grambo of Menomonie; eight grandchildren, SharaLyn and Ryan Hulback, Alan and Adam Hulback, Alicia and Brandon Anderson, and Mike and Travis Weier; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wesley Grambo.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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.

Clara Rose Ziehl Tobin

Racine Journal Times, November 2, 1997

Clara Rose (nee: Ziehl) Tobin, 98, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center on Friday, October 31, 1997. She was born in Menomonie on July 24, 1899, and was a resident of Racine most of her life. On September 18, 1917, in Menomonie, she was united in marriage to Stephen James Tobin.

Clara was born and raised on a farm. Life long mother and caretaker of her family, wonderful gardener, and friend to neighbors, and extended family and a very caring Christian person. She belonged to Lakeview Community Center Thursday Happy Hours Club for 50 years.

She is survived by her grandsons, Retired Major Allen Tobin of Mesa, Arizona, Robert Tobin of Montgomery, Illinois; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Mabel Schultz of Chippewa Falls; grandnephews and grandnieces and great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen on January 4, 1969, a son Richard Everett Tobin on April 4, 1945, while serving in the United States Military, also by brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Hanson Funeral Home on Monday November 3, 1997,at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Mound Cemetery Garden Court Crypts. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 19 a.m. until the time of the services.

[Note: Her parents were Ferdinand and Minnine(nee: Krohn) Ziehl of Dunn County. They died in 1941 and 1940 respectively.]

Carl I. Lawson

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Carl I. Lawson, 94, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Carl was born Jan. 28, 1903, in Belvidere, IL to Victor and Laura (Brown) Lawson. He married Hazel Steurer on March 22, 1927 in Freeport, IL. They moved to Minnesota and farmed until 1947.

Together they raised eight children. Hazel died in 1944 and Carl moved his family to Wisconsin in 1950 where he continued to farm in the Town of Lucas. In May 1950 he married Olga (Fossil)Wickstrom. Olga had three daughters and one son. Carl worked for the Green Thumb Organization after retiring from farming.

Carl is survived by four daughters, Frieda (Everett) Erickson of Baldwin, Alice (Roy) Larrabee of Menomonie, Carol (Llewellyn) Lee of Eau Claire, and Jewel (Robert) Creaser of Elk Mound; one son, David Lawson of Menomonie; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; five brothers, Seth Lawson of Morris, MN, Lawrence (Helen) Lawson and Floyd (Ida) Lawson of Alberta, MN, Russell (Clara) Lawson of Morris, MN and Royal (Carrie) Lawson of Hoffman, MN; one sister, Violet DeRung of Morris; a sister-in-law, Helen Lawson of Morris; stepchildren, Norryce, Mary Kay and Dennis and their families; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Hazel and Olga; daughters, Pauline and Georgia; son, Carl Jr.; one grandson; three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Ron VanWey and Elmer Pannier officiating. Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Alta O. Todd

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Alta O. Todd, 94, of Menomonie, formerly of West Lima, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Alta was born Feb. 18, 1903, in rural LaFarge to John and Harriet (Waddell) Smith. Raised in rural LaFarge, she graduated from LaFarge High School. After graduating from Vernon County Normal School, she taught in various elementary and high schools in the area. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and taught English in West Lima, Viola and Holcombe high schools.

Alta married Lee Todd Aug. 8, 1927, at her home in rural LaFarge. Her husband passed away in 1983.

Alta is survived by one son, Jerry (Geraldine) of White Bear Lake, MN; one daughter, Rita (William) Christoffersen of Menomonie; three granddaughters, Susan Thorud, Robin Tuttle, and Tracy Mahan; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Clara Henry of LaFarge. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 1, at the United Methodist Church in LaFarage. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in West Lima. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Joseph C. Schumacher

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Joseph C. Schumacher, 77, of Colfax, died Saturday at his home in the Town of Tainter. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte and Rev. Charles Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 p.m.

Dunn County News, Nov. 5, 1997, p. 6A Joseph C. Schumacher, 77, of Colfax, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at his home in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County, with Hospice Care.

Joe was born March 21, 1920, on the home farm in the Town of Tainter to Peter and Mathilda (Doelle) Schumacher. He farmed all his life on the home farm until retiring because of failing health.

He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe's passion in life was farming.

Joe is survived by two brothers, Frank (Rita) Schumacher of Colfax and Rev. Charles Schumacher of Marshfield; two sisters, Margaret Schrantz of Elk Mound and Agnes Schumacher of Colfax; five nieces, five nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Revs. Lyle Schulte and Charles Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie where a parish prayer service is scheduled at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 p.m. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donald A. Larson

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Donald A. Larson, 67, of Elmwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born March 10, 1930, in Cushing, MN to Charles and Alice (Sutton) Larson. He was raised in Cushing and served with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War. He married Shirley Dudrey in St. Paul, MN. After marriage, they lived in St. Paul until 1969 when the moved to the Elmwood community. He worked as a millwright for North Steel Co. in Newport, MN, from 1970 until retiring in 1990.

Donald is survived by his wife, Shirley; four daughters, Cheryl (Woody) Stambaugh, Molly Albrightson and Betsey (Kory) Graf, all of Elmwood, and bonnie (Marcelo) Chan of St. Paul; two sons, Kenneth (Donna) of Ellsworth and Daniel (Lisa) of Menomonie; one son-in-law, Roger Young of Elmwood; one daughter-in-law, Debra Larson of Red Wing, MN; 20 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one brother, Richard of Coon Rapids, MN; one sister, Hazel Leaskas of St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Robyn Young in 1980; one son, Donald in 1993; and one granddaughter, Michelle Young in 1979.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood with Pastor Michael Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Maxville Cemetery, Buffalo County, following cremation. Military honors will be provided by Crain-Ottman American Legion Post of Elmwood. Friends may call one hour prior to services today at the funeral home. Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood is serving the family.

Jack M. Postell

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Jack M. Postell, 64, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie. The family of Jack Postell will meet with friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.
Mildred A. Sundby

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Mildred A. Sundby, 81, of Menomonie, died Friday, Oct 31 at her home in the town of Lucas, rural Menomonie.

Mildred was born on July 6, 1916, and raised on the home farm in the Town of Tainter, Dunn County. She was the daughter of Edward and Ida (Schollmeier) Doelle. She attended Prairie and St. Joseph's Elementary School in Menomonie. She graduated in 1935 from the Dunn County School of Agriculture and Home Economics (Aggie). She married Willis Sundby on June 23, 1937. After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Lucas all their lives. Willis died Mar. 27, 1994.

Mildred was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph's PCCW, Living Rosary and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed music, cooking and sewing. For many years, she was a 4-H leader.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Rosalind (Dave) Wynveen of Colfax; two sons, Melvin and Sylvan (Anna Rae), both of Menomonie; six grandchildren, Andrea, Lance, Aaron, Denise, Shanna and April; one great-grandson, David and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willis, and one sister, Martha Styer.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where there will be a PCCW rosary service at 4 p.m. Tuesday and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Frank A. Sailer

Dunn County News, Nov. 2, 1997, p. 6A

Frank A. Sailer, 73, of Elmwood, died Thursday, Oct. 30, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems.

Born Nov. 15, 1923, Frank was born and raised in the Elmwood community. He was the son of Frank and Marie (Sturm) Sailer. He graduated from Elmwood High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific Theater of war. After the service, he joined the U. S. Army Reserves for a few years, serving one active year during the Korean War. He returned to Elmwood and entered into the family grocery and meat market business. He married Lorena Marson in 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood. Frank took over ownership of the business and ran it until 1955, when he sold the business to his son Ricky and wife Mary and grandson, Jake.

Frank was a member of the Crain-Ottman American Legion Post 207 of Elmwood, the 40/8 Post 904 of Ellsworth and the VFW Post 2115 of Hudson.

Frank is survived by his wife, Lorena; two sons, Ricky (Mary) and Gregory (Jackie), both of Elmwood, and four grandchildren, Jacob, Jill, Justin and Andy. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carl in 1944 and Hugo in 1997.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m, this coming Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood, with rev. George Becker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Crain-Ottman American Legion Post 207 of Elmwood. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Sue Ann Peterson

Dunn County News, Nov. 5, 1997, p. 6A

Sue Ann Peterson, 18, of Hayward, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at home. She was born April 3, 1979, in Fort Knox, KY, the daughter of Dana and Wanda (Smith) Peterson. She attended school in Menomonie, Exeland and Winter and was attending the Hayward Learning School. She worked as a prep cook and dishwasher for the Moose Cafe and the Restaurant.

She is survived by her father, Dana Peterson, Hayward; mother, Wanda (Allen) McQuiston, Exeland; two stepsisters, April and Tressa McQuiston; grandmother, Lattie Smith, Louisville, KY; grandfather, Carl Peterson, Menomonie, great-grandmother, Luana Siberz, Middleton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edwin Smith, and grandmother, Kathleen Peterson.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Bill Green officiating. Interment will follow at the Windfall Cemetery in Exeland. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Casket bearers are John, Larry, and Louis Bjork, Allen McQuiston, and James and John Peterson.

Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home in Hayward is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald E. Raasch

Dunn County News, Nov. 5, 1997, p. 6A

Gerald E. Raasch, 72, of Machesney Park, IL, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at his home with his loving family.

He was born Feb. 13. 1925, in Dunn County to George and Esther (Bauer) Raasch. He married Bonnie Weber Nov. 18, 1947, in Menomonie. Gerald was employed 20 years as a machine operator by Rockford Powertrain, retiring in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; four daughters, Andrea (Dennis) Freeman of Roscoe, IL, Rita Hammer of Loves Park, IL, Joyce (Steven) Neimeyer of Rockton, IL, and Patricia V. Cooper of Machesney Park; three sons, Dan (Susan) of Roscoe, David (Carrie) of Rockton, and Michael (Lisa) of Machesney Park; 19 grandchildren; and one brother, Dale (Doris) of Spring Valley. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gregory; and two brothers, Virgil and Wayne.

Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Nov. 4, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Loves Park, IL. Burial is 1:45 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of graveside services at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Bernice D. Olson

Dunn County News, Nov. 5, 1997, p. 6A

Bernice D. "Bunny" Olson, 95, of Loveland, CO, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland of natural causes.

She was born Nov. 4. 1901, in Denmark, MN, to William Scofield Davies and Emily Strothman. Bernice graduated in 1920 from Hastings High School in Hastings, MN and attended The Stout Institute, living in Menomonie for 18 years. She married Oscar Alfred Olson in Denmark, MN, on Aug. 30. 1922. She moved to Springfield, MO in the early 1940's and lived there until moving to DeSoto, TX in 1987 to live with her son Alfred Olson, who died in 1996. In December 1996, she moved to Loveland to live with her daughter.

She loved gardening, sewing, pet animals and cooking. Bernice was a member of the Loveland All Saints Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy E. and Kent Zumwalt of Loveland; a daughter-in-law, LaDelle Olson of DeSoto; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her son, she was preceded in death by her husband who died April 25, 1978; a daughter, Ann Dempsey, who died in 1974; four sisters and one brother.

Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 6, at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Loveland with the Rev. Frederick Bunyan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Larimer County Humane Society, American Cancer Society, or the charity of choice.

Mabel Hage

Dunn County News, Nov. 5, 1997, p. 6A

Mabel Hague, 89, of Menomonie, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

The former Mabel Fisher was born April 9, 1908, in the Town of Menomonie, Dunn County, to Gustave and Anna (Kuehnle) Fisher. Mabel worked several years at the Lakeside Aluminum Plant in Menomonie.

After marrying Alvin Hage on June 29, 1945, in Menomonie, she continued working at Lakeside Aluminum. She later worked in the Housekeeping Department at Stout State University until retiring. Mabel was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and a member of the Sewing Circle. She enjoyed gardening.

Mabel is survived by two brothers, Herbert Fisher and Bill (Audrey) Fisher of Menomonie; three sisters, Edna Grundman and Ruth (Ray) Steinke of Chippewa Falls and Ruby Roth of Menomonie; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alvin, in 1981.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Dale Freberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Clarence O. Anderson

Dunn County News, Nov. 9, 1997, p. 6A

Clarence O. Anderson, 88, of Elk Mound, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at the Area Nursing Home in Colfax.

Clarence was born Oct. 14, 1909, on the family farm in the Town of Wheaton to Charles and Carrie (Sterud) Anderson. He was raised on the family farm and attended Oak Knoll School. He married Jeanette Strehlau on Oct. 7, 1933, at the parsonage in Elk Mound. Clarence was a lifelong member of Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of Elk Mound; three daughters, Etta (Jay) Johnson of Hixton, Jean (Leonard) Schumacher of Fall Creek, and Louise Stuart of Elk Mound; nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Myrtle Goodrich, and one brother, William Anderson.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Hal Schroetter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax served the family.

Rev. William Marvin Kemp

Dunn County News, Nov. 9, 1997, p. 6A

The Rev. William Marvin Kemp, 87, of Belton, TX, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at his residence. Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 22 at First Baptist Church in Belton with the Rev. Andy Davis and Dr. Leroy Kemp officiating.

His body was willed to Texas A & M University Health Center College of Medicine for medical research. Burial will be later in the Dyess Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Kemp Scholarship Fund at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor or to the building fund at First Baptist Church of Belton. Hillier Funeral in Bryan, TX was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine M. Reidt

Dunn County News, Nov. 9, 1997, p. 6A

Elaine M. Reidt, 95, of Chetek, formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at the Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek.

She was born April 17, 1902, in Gilmanton to Christ and Lena (Naby) Jost. She grew up in the Gilmanton community and graduated from Gilmanton High School and Eau Claire Teachers College. She taught in rural schools in the area.

She married Jacob Reidt, Jr. on June 4, 1923 in Winona, MN. After marriage, they moved to a farm in Rusk. In 1937, they bought a farm west of Menomonie where they farmed until Jacob's death in 1966. She then moved into the City of Menomonie where she remained until 1994. Elaine moved to Barron and later to the Knapp Haven Nursing Home where she remained the rest of her life.

During Elaine's active years, she was a member of the First Congregational Church, Federated Women's Club, Hospital Auxiliary, and Vocational Homemakers. Elaine also assisted backstage with costumes a number of years at the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater. She worked five years with the special education program for the handicapped.

Elaine is survived by three daughters, Betty (Francis) Husby of Everett, WA, Phyllis Mathieu of Andover, MN, and Judy (Don) Nelson of Menomonie; one son, Galen (Ramona) Reidt of Barron; 23 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jacob; three sons, Donavon, Robert and Eldon; one brother, Edgar; and one sister, Velma.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at First Congregational Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Church-Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Alphin Elstad

Dunn County News, Nov. 12, 1997, p. 6A

Alphin Elstad, 88, of Boyceville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Alphin was born Dec. 3, 1908, in Fillmore County, MN, the son of Herman and Mary (Flattum) Elstad. He was raised on their dairy farm in the Town of Tiffany near Connorsville. In 1931, Alphin married Beryl Whistler of Boyceville. Alphin and Bery had two daughters, Marilyn and Adrienne.

During the 1940's, Alphin served on the Draft Board, Boyceville Village Board, and Creamery Board. He worked 16 years as a buttermaker at the Boyceville Creamery.

Moving to the Town of New Haven near Connorsville in 1948, he farmed for several years, then worked as a carpenter and built several barns and houses in the Boyceville and Connorsville area. Later, Alphin became a licensed plumber and worked plumbing jobs until his retirement. In 1974, he moved back to Boyceville into a house that he had built.

He enjoyed his garden, deer hunting, trout fishing, and watching baseball and basketball games.

Alphin took pride in his grandchildren's activities.

Alphin is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn (Gerald) Slind of Colfax and Adrienne (John) Evan of Menomonie; his grandchildren, Michael (Ellen) Slind of Lakeland, FL, Susie (Doug) Rudesill of River Falls, and Gregory Slind, Cheryl (Tom) Johnson, Wendy (Jeff) Hastings and Brian (Becky) Evan, all of Menomonie; several great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Schlough of Ridgeland; two sisters-in-law, Ivy Elstad of Boyceville and Gertrude Elstad of Glenwood City; and a special friend, Fern Baxter.

Preceding Alphin in death were his parents; his wife, Beryl; four sisters, Alvida Bartz, Elnora Stockland, Gerda Schlough and Mabel Clough; and two brothers, Helmer Elstad and Sidney Elstad.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville.

Roberta Limberg was organist and Lucille Lund was vocalist. Pallbearers were Michael Slind, Gregory Slind, Brian Evan, Doug Rudesill, Jeff Hastings, and Tom Johnson.

Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Jeanell G. Ninas

Dunn County News, Nov. 12, 1997, p. 6A

Jeanell Grace "Jean" Ninas, 64, of Spooner died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1933, near Hurley, SD, to Joseph and Lillian (Johnson) Oakland, where the family lived until 1941 when they moved to a farm near Colfax. She graduated in 1951 from Colfax High School and received her teaching degree from Dunn County Normal School. Her first school was at Nippersink.

She married Charles Kirch Ninas on May 29, 1954. The couple lived in Menomonie until they moved to Middleton and then to Spooner where they lived for 33 years. She continued teaching and taught special education and remedial classes for 23 years for the Spooner School District.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was involved in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and the ALCW Mary Circle. She also was an active member of Aid Association for Lutherans and served as secretary/treasurer of Branch #1056 more than 20 years.

Jean loved life, teaching, children, and making crafts for the enjoyment of family and friends. She loved music and the beauties of God's creation. She enriched the lives of her family and community by hosting six foreign exchange students.

Jeanell is survived by her husband, Charles; four daughters, Sandra (Mike) Ninas-Scheffel of Wameego, KS, Judy (Tom) Radtke of Greensboro, NC, Alma (David) Talford of Meridean, and Mary Hallsey of Hayward; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Orrinne (Kenneth) Johnson of Menomonie; three brothers, Eldon (Lois) Oakland of Boyceville, Verdell (Lauretta) Oakland of Denver, CO, and David (Karen) Oakland of Maple Grove, MN; nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gordon and Paul Oakland.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner with Pastor Will Mouton officiating. Interment will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Menomonie.

Casket bearers are Glen Anderson, Jim Esser, Lyle Groth, Leon Johnson, Ken Koch, Bob Neilson, Ken Schultz and Jim Shattuck. Special music will be provided by Luann Bergman,organist, and Donna Kegel, soloist.

Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner is handling arrangements.

Esther A. Bird

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Esther A. Bird, 58, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at her home.

The former Esther A. Larson was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Chetek to Sigval and Esther (Newman) Larson. She was adopted by an uncle and aunt, Harry and Ella (Rich) Newman, and raised in the Town of Wilson.

Esther attended Ridgeland Grade School and Barron High School, graduating in 1956. She married William Bird on Jan. 24, 1959, at Ridgeland Lutheran Church in Ridgeland.

After their marriage, they moved to Eagan, MN, and then to Shoreview, MN, where Esther was a homemaker and ran a licensed day care center. In 1979, Esther and her husband bought a farm in the Town of Menomonie, which they operated at the time of her death.

Esther was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and the Annis Creek Homemakers. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and needlecraft.

She went to be with her Lord. Esther will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Esther is survived by her husband, William Bird of Menomonie; three sons, Frederick (Laurel) Bird and Michael (Jodi) Bird, both of Menomonie, and James (Susan) Bird of Bloomington, MN; two daughters, Kimberley (Randy) Larson and Kathie (Mark) Metzger, both of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren, Rebecca, Elisabeth and Sarah Bird, Jacob, Daniel, Anna, Angel and Matthew Bird, Tina and Stacey Larson, and Brian and Dawn Metzger; a brother, LaVerne (Marilyn "Tootsie") Larson of Chetek; a foster sister, Winifred (Robert) Schillberg of Edmonds, WA; her mother-in-law, Anna Bird of Boyceville; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev.David Whelan officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Thomas W. Mousel

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Thomas Wayne Mousel, 46, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, of a heart attack at his home in the Town of Menomonie.

He was born May 3, 1951, in Plum City to Edwin and Marian (Gibson) Mousel and grew up in the Elmwood area. Tom graduated in 1969 from Elmwood High School.

He married Kathy Lecander April 24, 1971, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He worked for DeLong Mink Ranch, the Rusk Gas Co., suns Tool in Woodville, and recently was employed by Clopay in Baldwin.

Tom loved looking for ginseng, hunting and fishing. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Tom is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Michelle of Menomonie and Melissa of Minneapolis; his mother and stepfather, Marian and Donald Yauch of Elmwood; two sisters, Debbie (Tom) Sinz of Menomonie and Ann (Bill) Bogard of Racine; and two half-sisters, Tammy (Jerry) Wolf and Nadine Yauch, both of Elmwood.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, in 1956 in a farm tractor accident.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

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

ReginA E. Evenson

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

ReginA E. Evenson, 44, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at her home in Dallas, Texas.

She was born Jan. 11, 1953, in Menomonie.

After many years of illness and suffering, she is finally at eternal peace. ReginA will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

She is survived by her parents, Alvin William and Avis Ruth Evenson; her sisters, RoxAnne Edith McNealy and RandAnce Elice Evenson; her children, Ivy Dawn Keith Matias, Jonathan Neil Roganti and Abby Renae Roganti; her grandchildren, Gabriel and Denae Matias, her godmother, Myrtle Gunderson; and many other friends and family.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Walnut Hill Lutheran Church in Dallas.

Elmer Frank

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Elmer "Fuzz" Frank, 80, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at his home in Spring Valley.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville with the Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery in Menomonie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Dunn County News, Nov. 23, 1997, p. 6A Elmer Richard "Fuzz" Frank, 80, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at his home after a battle with cancer.

Elmer was born June 22, 1917, on the family farm in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Julius and Ida (Einum) Frank. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatchville.

"Fuzz" was raised on the family farm and attended Starkey Country School in the Town of Weston. He married Annella Howe on Nov. 24, 1941, at St. Joseph's Parsonage in Menomonie.

"Fuzz" farmed from 1941 to 1978, when they moved to Spring Valley. While on the farm, he worked three years for Sweeney Construction. He worked several years at Connell's Apple Orchard and also hauled milk for his brother. After moving to Spring Valley, he worked at the golf course as groundskeeper for a year.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his great-granddaughter, Tanya Lynn Boll; two brothers, Jim and Ray Frank, and two sisters, Lillian Hawkinson and Myrtle Webb.

Survivors include his wife, Annella, of Spring Valley; four daughters,Charlotte Gregor of Menomonie, Shirley (Leon) Weber of New Berlin, Marilyn (Conrad) Olson of Menomonie and Diane Klatt of Glenwood City; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lauraine Schroeder of Pineallis Park, FL, and Hazel Karnes of Menomonie; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Rev. Shawn Kauffeld officiated. Music was provided by organist Sharleen Bammert and vocalists Cindy Kongshaug and Luanne Prochnow. Family graveside services were Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie.

Bearers were grandsons John Weber, Joel Weber, Jerry Weber, Mike Rostamo, Derek Gregor, Dan Olson, Dennis Olson, Jeff Klatt and Tim Klatt.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Irene A. Parker

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Irena A. Parker, 77, 551 Truman St., Mondovi, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born April 9, 1920, in Buffalo County, the daughter of Andrew and Tillie (Huff) Winsand. She graduated from Gilmanton High School. She married Kenneth Parker on June 23, 1938, in Decorah, Iowa.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and Dorcas Circle.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Gary (Janice) of Mondovi and Dan (friend Pam) of Eau Claire; two daughters, Luanne (Parker) Reckin of Menomonie and Linda Parker (Jerry Serum) of Hudson; four grand children, Jennifer Reckin Bates, Jodi Reckin Black, Jeremy Parker and Josh Parker; one brother, Walter of Gilmanton; and four sisters, Florence Hardy of Elmwood, Thelma Paulson of Chetek, and Joyce Wensel and Muriel Magadance, both of Eau Claire.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marshall and Donald Winsand.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 18, from Zion Lutheran Church with the Revs. David Maki and Norman Ruthenbeck officiating. Burial was in Oak Park Cemetery.

Kjehtvet & Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi handled arrangements.

Evelyn E. Wagner

Dunn County News, Nov. 19, 1997, p. 6A

Evelyn E. Wagner, 90, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 16,1997, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Evelyn Ermina Ludvigson was born Feb. 12, 1907, in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, to Ludvig and Sylvia (Lee) Ludvigson. Evelyn attended Elk Mound Grade School and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School. She then attended Eau Claire Normal School, later receiving her bachelor of science degree in 1967 from UW-Eau Claire.

After teaching at Shady Lawan School in the Town of Spring Brook, she married Albert "Tiny" Wagner on Dec. 24, 1930, in Wabasha, MN. She taught at Hudson Road, Rusk and Spring Brook grade schools before retiring from the Richfield Grade School in Richfield.

Evelyn lived on the farm in the Town of Dunn until moving to Galloway Apartments in Menomonie and later to the American Lutheran Home.

Evelyn was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and the church women's group. She was church treasurer several years. Evelyn was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was active in the Boutivale Homemakers Club.

She enjoyed playing cards, church activities, doing fancy sewing,and she truly enjoyed her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, LeRoy "Skip" Wagner of Clifton, CO, and Jay (Linda) Wagner of Menomonie; one sister, Virginia Kleist of Juneau; four grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Hesfstay, Steve Wagner and Becky Wagner, all of Littleton, CO, and Lora (Dave) Skjong of Cosmos, MN; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1981; one sister, Dorothy Haynes; and two brothers, Arnold and Reuben Ludvigson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Darrel R. Smith

Dunn County News, Nov. 23, 1997, p. 6A

Darrel R. Smith, 58, of Ellsworth and formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at River Falls Area Hospital in River Falls.

Darrel was born May 12, 1939, in Knapp to Paul and Freida (Beguhn) Smith. As a young child, he moved with his family to the city of Menomonie, where they lived until moving to a farm in the Town of Dunn.

Darrel loved animals and they meant a lot to him, especially dogs and a cat that was his last furry friend. He lived at several group homes, the past eight years at a group home in Ellsworth.

Darrel will be sadly missed by his family, the friends he lived with, the the friends who work with him.

He is survived by his sister, Jean (Herbert) Duncan of Tempe, AZ; three nieces, Beverly (Ron) Wood of Phoenix, Cindy (Neil) Muylaert of Apache Junction, AZ, and Tammy Duncan of Phoenix; one great-nephew, Ben Smith; two aunts, Flora Smith of Downsville and Elizabeth Helwig of Detroit; and numerous cousins.

Darrel was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 at New Home Lutheran Church in Downsville with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the Town of Dunn. Friends may call at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Ronald G. Everts

Dunn County News, Nov. 23, 1997, p. 6A

Ronald G. "Bud" Everts, 66, of Star Prairie, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at his home with hospice after a long battle with cancer.

Bud was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Milltown to Geore and Anna (Jensen) Everts. Bud attended public schools, graduating in 1949. Bud excelled in high school athletics, lettering in all major sports.

While still in school he coached 7th and 8th grade teams and continued coaching boys' athletics in all schools where he was employed. At the same time, Bud was involved in coaching and playing on several city teams.

Bud enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and served in Korea during the Korean Conflict as a jet engine mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1952.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and earned a bachelor of science degree in 1957. in June 1954, Bud married Lael Jean Harris of Luck at the Atlas Methodist Church in Atlas.

Bud's first position in education was 6th grade teacher in the Osceola school district. From there, he became teacher/principal at St. Croix Central Junior High and later at Star Prairie Elementary School, where his teaching was primarily in mathematics and science. In 1971, Bud received his master of science degree in classroom teaching with additional work in supervision and administration. A year later, Bud was selected for the position of principal of the New Richmond Middle School in New Richmond. He served the New Richmond School District as principal for 13 years, retiring in May 1985.

During his lifetime, Bud was involved with many civic organizations. He was a longstanding member of the Star Prairie Lions Club, which he charted. He served as a council member at Bethany Lutheran Church.

His personal interests included lake and deep-sea fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking, family activities and camping. He was an avid sportsman.

Bud was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Bud is survived by his wife, Lael Jean Everts of Star Prairie; three daughters, Shelley (Donald) Kellogg of Converse, TX, Susan (Burton) Berge of Rochester, MN, and Gail Everts of Menomonie; three sisters, Donna (Junior) Lindh of St. Croix Falls, and Betty (Donald) Tucker and Janet (Leo) Devereaux, both of Novato, CA; three brothers, Howard (Bobbie) Everts of Mission Viejo, CA, Gordon (Carol) Biederman of Columbia, CA, and Wayne (Tennys) Biederman of Saratoga, CA; a granddaughter, Pamela Jean Kellogg; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and George Everts; brothers, Warren and Lester; sisters, Laura, Grace and Lucille; and infant daughter, Mary Jane.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 21, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie with Pastor Carla Grabanski officiating. Jeanine Carlson was organist and Donna Thompson, vocalist.

Burial was in Milltown Cemetery in Milltown. Serving as pallbearers were Burton Berge, Justin and Jeff Everts, Trent Peterson, Dana Lindh and Kirk Hexum. Honorary pallbearers were Doetown members Donald Kellogg, Everett Glaser and Ralph Knutson.

The family prefers memorials to Bethany Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers. Everetts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Loretta M. Jurkovic

Dunn County News, Nov. 26, 1997, p. 6A

Loretta M. Jurkovic, 83, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

The former Loretta May Hurlburt was born Nov. 2, 1914, in the Town of Waterville, Pepin County, to Roy and Anna (Scherer) Hurlburt. After graduating from Menomonie High School and Dunn County Normal, Loretta taught in country schools at Colfax and the Town of Weston.

Loretta married Elmer Werner in 1941. She later married John Jurkovic Jr. on Aug. 10, 1965. John and Loretta made their home in Menomonie.

Although Loretta suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years, she had an active mind, and loved talking politics and reading. She was a member of the Sunny Hearts Club and Faith Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Loretta is survived by a daughter, Barbara Werner (Paul) Borene of Willmar, MN; a son Jack Werner of Madison; two grandchildren, Charlie Borene of Gunnison, CO, and Sarah Borene of Bloomington, MN; one sister, Wilma Scapple of St. Paul, MN; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; three brothers, Sam, Ed and Herb Hurlburt; and a sister, Margaret Lippert.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Faith Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Rob Jarvis officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Elizabeth M. Park

Dunn County News, Nov. 26, 1997, p. 6A

Elizabeth M. Park, 78, of Fair Grove, MO, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at the Strafford Care Center in Strafford, MO. She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Menomonie.

She was a homemaker.

Elizabeth is survived by three sons, Robert Park of Providence, RI, Kenneth Park of Norfolk, VA, and John Park of Fair Grove, MO; four grandchildren, Laura Morris of Bartlett, TN, David Park and Elizabeth Carpenter, both of Fair Grove, and Josh Park of Providence; seven great-grandchildren, Chase Park, Courtney Park, Chandler Park, River Park, Tristen Morris, Landon Park and Zeb Park; four sisters, and two brothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Park.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Hollomon-Brown Bayside Chapel in Virginia Beach, VA. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial in Norfolk. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Greenlawn Funeral Home North in Springfield, MO is handling arrangements.

Ernest C. Hendrickson

Dunn County News, Nov. 26, 1997, p. 6A

Ernest C. Hendrickson, 71, of rural Shullsburg, father of Bob Hendrickson of Menomonie, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Shullsburg, the son of Ernest anad Beulah (Tyson) Hendrickson. He graduated in 1944 from Shullsburg High School. On Feb. 12, 1945, Ernest was united in marriage to Alice A. Lyne in Benton.

Ernest and Alice lived and farmed in White Oak Springs and Shullsburg Townships until 1985, when Ernie began working for Truck Country in Shullsburg where he transferred parts to their other locations. He also drove school bus a number of years for the Shullsburg School District, and also worked at Wymore's Gas Station in Shullsburg.

Ernie was a member of Centenary United Methodist in Shullsburg. He was also a member of Amacitia Lodge #25, Free and Accepted Masons, the Madison Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Zor Shrine.

Ernie loved his family. He was an avid Miner, Badger and Packer fan. Ernie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, at home; four sons, Jim (Linda) Hendrickson of Belvidere, IL, Bob (Becky) Hendrickson of Menomonie, Dean (Beth) Hendrickson of Rockford, IL, and dick (Jan) Hendrickson of Shullsburg; two daughters, Anne (Bill) Brown of Elko, NV, and Sue (John) Magyar of Belvidere; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg with the Rev. David J. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg.

O'Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home in Shullsburg, where Masonic Rites were held Tuesday afternoon, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Gardner

Dunn County News, Nov. 30, 1997, p. 6A

Mary A. Gardner (nee Rickley), 73, of West Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at St. Joseph's Community Hospital.

She was born April 17, 1924, in Chestnut Hill, PA, to the late Frederick Jacob and Marjorie (nee Van Schoick) Rickley, later moving to Lansdale, PA. After graduating from Lansdale High School, she received her degree in nursing in 1945 from Thomas Jefferson University.

On June 26, 1948, she married Robert J. Gardner, MD, in Lansdale. She was employed as a registered nurse for 36 years at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago and Monangalia County Public Health Department in Morgantown, WV. Mary had lived in Lansdale, Menomonie, Fairmont,WV, Morgantown, WV, and settled in West Bend.

Survivors include he husband; three children, Susan Gardner of Falls Church, VA, Nancy (Jed) Gardner Hargrave of Thurmont, MD, and Julie (Mark) Gardner Withrow; two step-grandchildren, Tara and Stacey Hargrave; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Louise Hallman.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 28, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Terry Berg officiating. Entombment was in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville, PA.

The family requests that contributions in Mary's memory be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansdale. Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend handled arrangements.

Curtis Olbert

Dunn County News, Nov. 30, 1997, p. 6A

Curtis Olbert, 72, of 475 St. Andrew's Trail, Town of Rome, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Eau Claire to William and Daisy (Pabst) Olbert. He married Fay Zittel on Aug. 5, 1947, in Mondovi.

He owned and operated Olbert Construction Co. in Mondovi many years and served from 1978 to 1990 as Dunn County highway commissioner. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to the Town of Rome in Adams County.

He served in the U.S. Navy during Word War II in Europe and the South Pacific.

Survivors include his wife, Fay of the Town of Rome; two daughters, Kathy (Lynn) Loken of Loveland, CO, and Patty (Brian) Lundmark of Superior; one son, Steven (Pat) Olbert of Rockford, IL; four grandhilcren, one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Ethel Miller of San Angelo, TX, and Sylvia Campbell of Eureka, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Laura Loken; four brothers and two sisters.

Memorial services were Saturday, Nov. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa with the Rev. John Swing officiating. The body was cremated.

Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa handled arrangements.

Kenneth E. Hainstock

Dunn County News, Nov. 30, 1997, p. 6A

Kenneth E. Hainstock, 71, of Colfax, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Ken was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Barron County to Carl and Lillie (Foust) Hainstock. He moved to the Colfax area when 4 years old, attended school in Colfax, and graduated from Colfax High School. He married Beverly Neirson Dec. 20, 1947, at the Methodist Church in Colfax.

During the years he worked in Hudson, at the stockyards and for the railroad. He moved to Deerfield, IL, where he worked as a mailman and ran a hobby farm. In 1959, he moved back to Colfax where he worked for the post office, the creamery, and drove school bus as well as farmed.

He was a member of the Colfax Methodist Church and its Men's Club and American Legion Post #131 in Colfax. He was president of the Saddle Club and loved to square dance.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; five daughters, Lynda (Sam) Daleo, Marsha (Dan) Smiskey, Brenda (Tom) Bauerkemper, Shari (Lynn) Johnson, and Lori (Gene) Halpin; one brother, Lloyd (Lillian) Hainstock; four sisters, Neoma (Dick) Toycen, Ruth (Harold) Albright, Marge (Dick) Seehaver and Sandra (Gordon) Anderson; 14 grandchildren, Tanya, Theresa and Joseph Daleo, Carl, Dani and Robb Smiskey, Jennifer Bauerkemper, Laura (Levi Nugent) Bauerkemper and Liz Bauerkemper, Shawna, Jenna and Hanna Johnson, and Sara and Emily Halpin; and one great-grandchild, Tyler Bauerkemper.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from the Colfax Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Groves officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Sunday at the Church. Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is serving the family.

Clifford E. Hermanson

Dunn County News, Dec. 3, 1997, p. 6A

Clifford E. Hermanson, 81, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

Clifford was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Woodville to Henry O. and Ingeborg (Helleve) Hermanson. He was raised in Woodville and graduated from Woodville High School in 1935 and from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1939. Cliff was a vocational agriculture teacher in Indiana and Merrill for many years, retiring in 1980. He was also a salesman of school supplies.

Cliff married Ellen M. Boernke on June 14, 1943, in Oakland, CA.

Cliff was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, and a member of the Sons of Norway and the Gideons. He was also a member of the board for the American Lutheran Home.

Cliff and his wife enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Pairs and Squares Square Dancing Club and the Bells and Bows. They also enjoyed traveling throughout Europe.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Ellen Hermanson, 915 Elm Ave. E., Menomonie; a son, William (Mary) Hermanson of Eleva; a daughter, Ruth (Robert) Bauer of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Melody Bauer, Mathew (Missy) Bauer, Michael Bauer and Thor Hermanson; one great-grandson, Conar Bauer; one sister, Luella Holt of River Falls; and three brothers, Leonard (Maxine) Hermanson of St. Paul, MN, J. Marcus Hermanson of Silverdale, WA, and Reuben (Lorree) Hermanson of Woodville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Leslie Peterson and Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Woodville.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Ralph R. Jones

Dunn County News, Dec. 3, 1997, p. 6A

Ralph R. "Bud" Jones, 74, of Minneapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, after a sudden bout with cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Murial; the beloved father of Jackie (David) Grossklaus, David (Janice) Jones, and Jeffrey (Lynn) Jones; and the beloved grandfather of Lindsey, Jason, Paul, Marcus, Andy, Emily and Alyssa. He is also survived by a brother, Roy; a sister, Gara; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Memorials preferred.

 
Frank H. Trinko

Dunn County News, Dec. 3, 1997, p. 6A

Frank H. Trinko, 84, of Bowler, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at the Homme Home for the Aging in Wittenberg.

He was born July 24, 1913, in Menomonie, the son of the late Frank Sr. and Anna (Raether) Trinko. He married Esther Killian on June 20, 1934, in Chicago. She survives.

Frank was employed most recently for Midwest Breeders for 25 years, retiring in 1976.

He served as a past trustee and elder at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Bowler, and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling during his younger years.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther; three sons, Thomas (Sonia) Trinko of Kansas City, PA, Phillip (Janet) Trinko of Shawano, and Dennis (Sharon) Trinko of Bowler; one daughter, Linda (Mike) Schmidt of Birnamwood; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Trinko of Menomonie and Cecelia Trinko of Tilleda.

He was preceded in death by five brothers.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 1, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Bowler with the Rev. Richard Gildseth officiating. Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg handled arrangements.

Part of you will live on through us and we will cherish the time we had together. We will always love you and never forget you. Love, your family.

Clara Bernadine Schlosser

Dunn County News, Dec. 3, 1997, p. 6A

Clara Bernadine Schlosser, 94, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last few years.

The former Clara Bernadine Allen was born April 6, 1903, in Fennimore to Frank and Nellie Allen. She was raised in Fennimore and later moved to Wilson. Before her marriage, Bernadine taught in country schools.

In 1928, she married Edwin O. Wold in Wilson. They lived in Knapp for many years. After Edwin's death, Bernadine moved to Menomonie and later married Matthew Schlosser on April 27, 1953, in Decorah, Iowa. He also preceded her in death.

Bernadine is survived by one son, Jerry Wold of Topock, AZ, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Edwin Wold and Matthew Schlosser; two sisters, Nila Worthington and Florence Kerg; and two brothers, Eldon and Vilas Allen.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Michael Main officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Cady, St. Croix County.

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

Esther Lee Brown

Dunn County News, Dec. 3, 1997, p. 6A

Esther Josephine Lee Brown, 86, of Menomonie, died Monday, Oct. 13, 1997.

Esther was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Mondovi to Andrew and Anna (Wulff) Lee. She married Clements D. Brown on Aug. 31, 1947. Clem died on Feb. 11, 1961, in Charleston, WV.

Esther graduated in August 1933 from Stout State University with a degree in home economics. She then received her master's degree in 1941 from Iowa State University. Esther taught home economics in Kalamazoo, MI and Frederic.

Her experiences included supervising teachers at Iowa State University and for the states of Kansas, Wisconsin and West Virginia. She also was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

Esther was an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

She is survived by one brother, Myron of Blaine, MN; six nephews, John Lee of Columbis, OH, Robert Lee of Upper Sandusky, OH, Robert Lee of Menomonie, Myron Sather of Mondovi, Marcellus Lee of Milwaukee, and Rev. David Lee of Wells, MN; and seven nieces, Evelyn Weston of New Lisbon, Lois Balk of Alma, Margaret Wall of Hudson, Audrey Zimmer of Independence, Estelle Martin of Somerset, Mary Hofstad of Blaine, MN, and Joan Koch of Ithica, NY.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Clem; her parents; four brothers, Arnold, Jacob, Obert and Tom; a sister, Mabel, two infant sisters, Velma and Mabel; and three nephews, Galen Sather, Allen Lee and Irvin Lee.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Elmer C. Werner

Dunn County News, Dec. 7, 1997, p. 6A

Elmer C. Werner, 79, of Menomonie, died Dec. 4, 1997, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Elmer Carl Werner was born Aug. 14, 1918, in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, to Matthew J. and Mary (Frank) Werner. He was raised in the Town of Weston and attended Weston School.

Elmer married Loretta Hurlburt in August, 1941, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He continued to farm for a few years and then began logging with his brothers. He later worked for Century Fence until retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Paul) Borene of Willmar, MN; a son, Jack Werner of Madison; two grandchildren, Charlie Borene of Gunnison, CO, and Sarah Borene of Bloomington, MN; three brothers and three sisters, Arthur (Dorothy) Werner of Wilson, Helen Strader of Eau Claire, Clarence (Lucille) Werner of Menomonie, Margaret Denning of Menomonie, Goldine Werner of Menomonie and Robert (Virginia) Werner of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Edna Thompson and Frances Becker.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday) at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with Rev. Rob Jarvis officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home an hour before the service.

William H. Cowell

Dunn County News, Dec. 10, 1997, p. 6A

William H. Cowell, 94, of Elmwood, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing home in Elmwood.

Bill was born May 10, 1903, in the Town of Albany, Pepin County to Uriah and Maggie (Moyer) Cowell. He married Helen Sorenson on Nov. 13, 1928, at Crown Point, IN. They farmed together many years until her death in 1979.

Bill moved to the Menomonie are in 1985 and then married Rosella Steves on June 30, 1985, in St. Paul, MN. Bill and Rosella have been living in the Menomonie area since 1985. Before moving to Menomonie, Bill had lived in several places, including Arcadia, Mundelein, IL, and Winona, MN.

He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses of Menomonie where he enjoyed doing ministry work. He was also an ordained minister. One of Bill's favorite hobbies was breaking in horses.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rosella Cowell of Elmwood; one son, Keith (Evelyn) Cowell of Tomah; one daughter, Rebecca (Roger) Kanz of Winona; two stepsons; four stepdaughters; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; three sisters, Minnie Bryce of Caryville and Mable Schnake and Leda Leland of Eau Claire; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen, two sons, William and Tom Cowell; a daughter, Barbara Anderson; two brothers, Raymond and Frederick Cowell; and a grandson, Daniel Cowell.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Minister Daniel Neisinger officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Town of Dunn, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. Olson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Emily C. Hall

Dunn County News, Dec. 10, 1997, p. 6A

Emily C. Hall, 75, of Kansas City, MO, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at the New Mark Care Center in Kansas City.

She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Menomonie, She lived since 1986 in the Kansas City area and lived previously for 30 years in Chippewa Falls. Mrs. Hall worked 15 years for the Northern Wisconsin Colony and Training School of Chippewa Falls.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Kansas City.

She is survived by a son, Richard A. Hall of Norwich, Conn; a daughter, Pataricia H. Townsend of Liberty, MO; two brothers, Arthur Rassbach of Eau Claire and Charles Rassbach of Tomah; three sisters, Martha Denson of Lena, MS, Mary Petersen of Durand, and Betty Melton of Wills Point, TX; three grandchildren, Christopher Hall, Brian Hall and Bruce Hall, five great-grandchildren, Christopher Hall, Benjamin Hall, Alexander Hall, Zachary Hall, and Katherine Hall; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon R. Hall in 1982; a brother, Frederick Rassbach; and two sisters, Dorothy Reed and Elizabeth Park.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiatiang. Burial of her cremated remains will be in St. Paul's Lut heran Church Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.

Delmar J. Young

Dunn County News, Dec. 14, 1997, p. 6A

Delmar J. Young, 88, of Menomonie, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

He was born May 18, 1909, in Deadham to Michael and Mary (Cramer) Young. He grew up in Menomonie and graduated from the Dunn County School of Agriculture. He married Phyllis Retzloff on Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Delmar was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. After receiving his discharge, he worked seven years for General Motors in Janesville. Delmar returned to Menomonie where he worked as a dairy inspector for Sanna Dairies until retiring in 1969.

Delmar is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Robert (Kathy) of Crandon and Thomas (Louise) of Tioga, PA; one daughter, Rita Young of Menomonie; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Delmar was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Michael, and one sister, Marian.

Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 13, at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Menomonie with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial of the cremains was in the church cemetery. There was no visitation.

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

Judy L. Brenholt

Dunn County News, Dec. 17, 1997,p. 6A

On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 13, 1997, one of the lights of this earth diffused into the infinite love of our Lord. Judy Brenholt fought a long and spirited battle with Multiple Sclerosis. During her last breaths she was surrounded by her husband, three children, three sisters, mother, family, pastor, and friends; who ushered her into angelhood through song, prayer, and promises of love and remembrance.

Judy was born on Oct. 2, 1943, in Beloit. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She was also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with an advanced graduate degree in marriage and family therapy.

She was elected to Who's Who in Colleges and Universities and was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

Judy was counselor, professor, decorative artist, gourmet cook, gardener, scholar, nurturing mother, adoring wife and steadfast friend. Most of all, she will always remain an inspiration.

She is survived by her husband, David Brenholt of Menomonie; her sons, Leland (Christine) Brenholt of Portland, Maine, and Michael Brenholt of Menomonie; a daughter Sarah (Courtney) Glaus of Madison; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors include her mother, Ruba Kuns of Plymouth, MN; and three sisters, Betty (Bill) Hague of Milford, PA, Margaret Martin of Plymouth, and Polly (Rod) Weiss of Deephaven, MN.

She was predeceased by her father, the Rev. Leland W. Kuns, in 1977.

Judy was employed by Lutheran Social Services as a psychotherapist, and by 3M as the employee assistance provider. She had also been active in the Menomonie Theater Guild.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave. Menomonie.

Ellen M.Pritchard

Dunn County News, Dec. 17, 1997, p. 6A

Ellen M. Pritchard, 81, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at home.

Ellen was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Berthold, ND to the late John and Jenny (Williams) Moe. She married Bill Pritchard on Aug. 27, 1938, in Eau Claire. They farmed in the Town of Union until his death in 1975.

She was active in A.R.C. and was instrumental in starting the Development and Training Center in Eau Claire.

She is survived by her children, Betty (Ken) Schoettle of River Falls, Bill Pritchard of Barron, Terry (Carol) Pritchard of Menomonie, and Jeanine (Mike) Adams of Chippewa Falls; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one special family, Everett and Rosie Fox of Elk Mound; sisters-in-law, Sadie Adler and Agnes Stolp of Eau Claire and Toots Mount of LeSueur, MN; brother, Helmer (Anne) Moe of Bellingham, WA; brother-in-law, Al (Doris) Pritchard of Eau Claire; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; brothers, Palmer Blessum and George and Oscar Moe; and special family, Hans and Hattie Blessum.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Esse officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Visitation is one-half hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Prock-Beede Funeral Home in Eau Claire is serving the family.

Mabel A. Moe

Dunn County News, Dec. 17, 1997, p. 6A

Mabel A. Moe, 75, of Clayton, formerly of Glenwood City, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, in Owatonna, MN.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 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 handled arrangements.

Richard L. Vandreuil

Dunn County News, Dec. 17, 1997, p. 6A

Richard L. Vandreuil, 81, of Menomonie, formerly of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

Arrangements are pending at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Howard D. Suckow

Dunn County News,Dec. 21, 1997, p. 6A

Howard D. Suckow, 83, of Menomonie, formerly of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System.

He was born Sept. 7, 1914, in the Town of Stanton to Charles and Lulu (Hart) Suckow. He was raised in the Town of Stanton and attended Peck and Knapp schools. Howard married Alice Liermann on Oct. 1, 1938, in Elmwood.

After marriage they lived in Rusk and he worked as a buttermaker for the Rusk Creamery. They later moved to Elk Mound and he continued as a buttermaker for the Elk Mound Creamery.

In 1945, Howard began working at Uniroyal in Eau Claire and was associated 31 years with the firm, retiring in 1976. They continued to live in Elk Mound until moving to Menomonie in 1996, where he resided the rest of his life.

Howard was a charter member of the Elk Mound Lions Club, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and served on the Elk Mound Village Board. He was very active in his community.

Howard is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, Dennis (Elizabeth) of Marshfield; one daughter, Karla Jean (Rev. Philip) Bushy of Hudson; two granddaughters, Caroline Suckow and Linda (fiancée Bobby Lang) Suckow, both of Marshfield; one sister, Lilia Kreutzer of Menomonie and Mesa, AZ; and one brother, George Suckow of Lillian, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Bruce and Allen, and one brother, Norman.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound with the Revs. Brian Armstrong and Dean Brockmeier officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Town of Stanton, Dunn County.

The family prefers memorials to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation "Sight Project," American Diabetes Association, or Trinity United Methodist Church. Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie served the family.

 
Francis C. VanDamme

Dunn County News, Dec. 21, 1997, p. 6A

Francis C. VanDamme, 77, 2801 St. Nicholas Road, St. Nicholas, MI, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Marquette General Hospital following a seven-week illness with cancer.

He was born Oct. 28, 1920, on the family farm in St. Nicholas, the son of Jules and Clara Vertriest)VanDamme. He attended school in Perkins and was a lifelong resident of St. Nicholas. He was self-employed as a potato and dairy farmer.

Francis married the former Margaret A. Lippens on June 10, 1950, at St. Joseph Church in Perkins.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, served on the Soil Conservation District Board, Farm Bureau Board, Michigan Milk Producers Board, Maple Ridge Township Tax Review Board, and the Rock Co-op Board. His hobbies included reading, farming and traveling.

Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret; three sons, Joe VanDamme, Tony (Mary) VanDamme and Jim (Lori) VanDamme, all of St. Nicholas; three daughters, Donna (Ron) Moraska of Menomonie, Rita (William) Short of Marquette, MI, and Bev (John) Gaudette of Iron Mountain, MI; three brothers, George (Margie) VanDamme and Jerry (Dorothy) VanDamme, both of Gladstone, MI, and Paul (Jeanette) VanDamme of Watson; one sister, Mary (Herb) Schmidt of Ellensburg, WA; one sister-in-law, Doris VanDamme of Escanaba; 14 grandchildren, Brenda and Amanda Moraska, Heather and Rachel Pear, Andrew and Eliza Short, Erin and Kyle VanDamme, Alyssa and Krysta VanDamme, and Phil, Matt, Angela and Jacob Gaudette; numerous nieces and nephews, and several cousins in Belgium and Canada.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Valere and Joseph VanDamme, and a sister, Theresa VanDamme.

Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Dec. 19, at St. Joseph Church in Perkins with the Revs. Antony Nirrapel and Larry VanDamme officiating. Burial was in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Church in Perkins or the Joubert Syndrome Foundation. Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone handled arrangements.

 
Ella M. Heintz

Dunn County News, Dec. 21, 1997, p. 6A

Ella M. Heintz, 99, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where she resided the last few years.

The former Ella Mathilda Buss was born Dec. 31, 1897, in Menomonie to Fred and Anna (Swant) Buss. Ella lived and worked in La Crosse for many years.

She is survived by a son, Marshall (Mary Lou) Heintz of Menomonie; two sisters, Lena Ashworth of St. Paul, MN, and Edna Hendrickson of Zion, IL; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

 
Orion L. Tilleson

Dunn County News, Dec. 21, 1997, p. 6A

Orion Linden Tilleson, 93, of Cedar Falls, died at his great-granddaughter's home in Deer Park on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997.

Orion, the son of Gabriel O. and Gunda (Stang) Tilleson, was born Aug. 20, 1904 in Colfax. He attended school in Downing.

He was united in marriage to Genevieve Nelson on Nov. 30, 1926, in Stillwater, MN. Genevieve died in 1969. He married Margaret Wiseman on Nov. 25, 1971, in Menomonie. She preceded him in death on May 23, 1991.

Orion was employed for 42 years with Northern States Power at Cedar Falls Hydro and Menomonie plants. He was plant supervisor at the time of his retirement.

Orion lived in Cedar Falls for 44 years until moving to Florida in 1973. In 1989, he moved to Baldwin and returned to Cedar Falls in 1995.

Orion loved to fish and play cards, especially cribbage. At one time, Orion built his own fishing rods and tied his own flies.

Besides his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Ardith Mae Patri in 1989; and one sister, Irene Thompson.

He is survived by two sisters, Edna Kvalheim, Mount Sterling and Leona Mettling, Menomonie; one grandson, Gordon Behling, Baldwin; one granddaughter, Gloria Buss, Menomonie; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Orion's body was cremated; there will be no services held. Murphy-Troyer Funeral Home, Baldwin assisted the family with arrangements.

 
Clarice J. Quilling

Dunn County News, Dec. 28, 1997, p. 8A

Clarice J. Quilling, 86, of Menomonie, died, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

The former Clarice Ness was born April 25, 1911, in the Town of Lawton, Pierce County, to Benjamin and Randa (Jackson) Ness. She was raised in Wilson and attended Wilson Grade School.

In 1929, Clarice graduated from Kanawha High School in Kanawha, Iowa. She then attended Dunn County Norman School in 1930.

Clarice married Earl Quilling Dec. 24, 1930, in Stillwater, MN. She taught at several schools in the Menomonie area, including Roach country school and Menomonie Junior High, retiring in 1977.

Throughout the years Clarice continued her education, receiving a teaching degree in 1955 from Wisconsin State College in Eau Claire. She also received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a master's degree in education from UW-Eau Claire in 1968.

Clarice was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Dunn County Retired Teachers Association.

Clarice is survived by her husband, Earl Quilling of Menomonie; a nephew, Bill (Jean) Schleusner of Menomonie; other nieces and nephews; a great-niece, Tammy (Mike) Polta of River Falls; a great-nephew, Shane Schleusner and fiancée, Alicia, of Omaha, NE; other great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, and one brother, Robert.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 26, at the Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Burial was in Froen Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar.

Judy Schleusner was organist and Rudy Schleusner, soloist, for the funeral. Pallbearers were Don Olson, John Soley, Art Karczewski, Ron Bryan, Tom Olson and David Young. Arlene Cartwright was an honorary pallbearer.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

 
Frieda D. Sellers

Dunn County News, Dec. 28, 1997, p. 8A

Frieda Dorothy Sellers, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire after becoming ill with cancer.

She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, the daughter of Edward and Effie Gubbin. After attending school. she was united in marriage to George R. Sellers and to this union three children were born.

She and George operated the Knapp House for a number of years. In later years, Frieda lived in the Village of Clayton. She worked for Franklin Signal and Walfam for a period of time.

Left to mourn her passing are her son, George (Cherie) Sellers of Dresser; her daughters, Clytheria (James) Longhenry of Dresser and Jeannie (John) Krig of Boyceville; two grandchildren, Amanda and Michael; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband George.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 23, from the Williamson Funeral Home in Amery with the Rev. Bob Brannon officiating. Julie Selle was organist and Lou Williamson, vocalist. Casketbearers were Dick Stream, Lee Erickson, Herb Noreen, Wally Brackee Jr., Jerry Sarsland and Evan Brackee. Interment was in the Clayton Cemetery in Clayton.

Williamson Funeral Home in Amery was in charge of arrangements.

 
Carol J. Zopp

Dunn County News, Dec. 31, 1997, p. 6A

Carol J. Zopp, 74, of Glenwood City, formerly of Menomonie, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at the Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City.

Carol was born May 2, 1923, in Menomonie to Frank and Charlotte (Schroeder) Beguhn. Raised in Menomonie, she moved with her family to Milwaukee after graduating from Menomonie High School.

She married Sylvester Zopp on May 28, 1946, in Menomonie, After marriage, they lived for several years in Menomonie. In 1955, they moved to Waterloo, IA. In 1967, they returned to Menomonie, where they lived until Sylvester's death in 1980. In 1981, Carol became a resident of the Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City, where she remained the rest of her life.

Carol is survived by one son, Dennis (MaryAnn) Zopp of Shawano; one daughter, Susie (Myron) Krueger of Knapp; and four grandsons, Morgan Krueger of Knapp, and Dennis Alan, Zachariah and Jonathan Zopp, all of Shawano.

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

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Menomonie.

Friends may call one hour prior to services today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

 

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