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Ryan Clifford Dahms

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, July 27, 2001. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Ryan Clifford Dahms, 16 months, Custer, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield after a lengthy illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Custer, with the Rev. Robert Schaller officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Amherst.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the services. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ryan was born March 7, 2000, in Stevens Point, a son of Harry and Connie (Floistad) Dahms.

Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Dan Floistad and Andrew and Dylan Dahms, at home; one sister, Melissa Dahms, at home; his grandparents, Harold and Lenore Floistad, Amherst Junction, Judith Hancock, Stevens Point, and Robert B. Dahms, Waupaca; and one great-grandmother, Gertrude Kuhrt, Oshkosh.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Brandon Floistad.


William Dake

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 10, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

William Dake, 84, a former resident of Portage County, died Wednesday in McHenry, IL. Funeral services will be held Monday in McHenry.

He was a member of a pioneer Portage county family and a boyhood resident of the Portage County Town of Linwood. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dake, and he was born July 4, 1876.

As a young man he moved to the Chicago area, where he spent the rest of his life.

Survivors include his widow, the former Pearl Stankowski of Stevens Point; two sons by a former marriage, Howard and Harlan, of Lake Stevens, WA; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Evelyn) Krukow of McHenry, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Mrs. Cammack, and a brother, Martin, of Redig, SD.


Jeffrey A. Dallman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 20, 1988. Contributed by Betty Martz.

A 21-year-old town of Sharon woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend, who then killed himself late Sunday night. Lisa M. Wierzba, 2554 Kranski Lake Road, and Jeffrey A. Dallman, 22, Route 1, Hatley, were pronounced dead at the scene by Portage County Deputy Coroner Fred LaRosa.

Portage County Sheriff's Department deputies said the shooting was a murder-suicide. Wierzba died of a gunshot wound to her chest, they said, and Dallman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The shooting took place shortly before midnight at the town of Sharon home where Wierzba lived with her parents. Deputies said the pair had been together during the weekend, and Dallman brought her home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wierzba had gone to bed, deputies said, but got up again when Dallman returned to the house about 11:40 p.m. The pair were in the kitchen talking, deputies said, and went outside when Wierzba's mother came into the room. The two continued talking, deputies said, and then her mother heard two shots and discovered the bodies in the driveway. Other family members were sleeping at the time, deputies said.

Dallman used a .30-.06-caliber rifle in the shooting, deputies said, and they found the case to the weapon in his truck. The pair had been dating for more than four years, deputies said, and they suspect the shooting was prompted by her attempts to break off the relationship.

Wierzba was a graduate of Rosholt High School and was employed by First Financial. Funeral arrangements for her are pending at Shuda Funeral Chapel. Dallman was also a graduate of Rosholt High School and was employed at Gil's Repair. Funeral arrangements for him are pending at Hayden Funeral Home in Schofield.

The last murder in Portage County occurred Mary 18, 1966, in Stevens Point when Ronald A. Wheeler stabbed Daniel A. Mansavage to death at Wheeler's residence. Wheeler was sentenced Aug. 27, 1966, to 10-years in prison after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 21, 1988.

Jeffrey A. Dallman, 22, Route 1, Hatley, died late Sunday night. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent with the Rev. Bernard J. Nowak officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hayden Funeral Home in Schofield. A general rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.

Mr. Dallman was born in Wausau on March 8, 1966, a son of Damon and Shirley Dallman. He was a mechanic with Gil's Repair Service. He graduated from Rosholt High School in 1984. He enjoyed, hunting, fishing and demolition derbies.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Ronald, at home; two sisters, Debra (Brian) Ziolkowski, Hatley, and Cynthia (James) Zoromski, Custer; his paternal grandmother, Regina Dallman, Hatley; and his maternal grandfather, Theodore Filtz, Rosholt.


Bernard (Barney) Danczyk

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 14, 1974. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Bernard (Barney) Danczyk, 73, Route 2, Stevens Point, suffered an apparent heart attack at about 9:15 p.m. at home and was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital. He had a heart condition for the last two years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Torun. The Rev. Richard Tomsyck will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Danczyk was born May 20, 1901, in the Town of Dewey, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve Danczyk. He married Angeline Dulak on Nov 3, 1925, at St. Mary's Church, Torun.  After his marriage, he lived in Stevens Point for 2 ½ years. He then moved to the present farm home in the Town of Dewey.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Regina) Echlund, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Bernard (Cecilia) Hoppa, West Bend; seven sons, Casimer, Town of Hull, David, 748 Ridge Rd., Raymond, Milwaukee, Harry, Hull, Norbert, Janesville, and Clarence and Dennis, Dewey; five brothers, Jack, 309 Washington Ave., and August, Leo, Felix and Max, all of Route 3, Mosinee; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kurzynski and Mrs. Veronica Bella, both of Route 3, Mosinee and 18 grandchildren.

Two brothers preceded him in death.


Elizabeth (Bette) Danczyk

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 17, 1970. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth (Bette) Danczyk, 30, Tucson, Ariz., will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in the Town of Hull. The Rev. Arthur Redmond will officiate. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Miss Danzcyk drowned Wednesday afternoon in private apartment swimming pool at Tucson, according to word received by local relatives. She reportedly waded into the shallow end of the pool and had shown no sign of distress. She was missed a short time later and her body was found submerged.

She was born on May 24, 1940, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Danczyk of the Town of Dewey. She attended the Liberty Bell School and then PJ Jacobs High School for a year. She was graduated from Maria High School and later received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the Alverno Nursing School at Milwaukee in 1963. She was employed as a registered nurse for a time at St. Mary's Hospital at Wausau, and for the past year had been a nurse at Palo Verde hospital at Tucson.

She is survived by her parents, in the Town of Dewey; six brothers, Anthony, Town of Dewey, Francis, Mexico City, Mex., Robert, Mosinee, and Alphonse, Leonard and Thomas, all at home; and four sisters, Mrs. David (Jeanie) Fransois, Anaheim, Calif., Miss Patricia Ann Dancayk, Tucson, and Dorothy and Rita, both at home.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. on Sunday. A general rosary will be prayed there Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.


Anna Dawson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 27, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MISS ANNA DAWSON CALLED BY DEATH

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES TUESDAY AT HOSPITAL--HOLD FUNERAL FRIDAY

Miss Anna Dawson, a lifelong resident of Portage county and one of its most respected residents, died at St. Michael's hospital at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night. Miss Dawson had been in poor health for a year or more suffering with anaemia, and during much of this time lived with a sister, Mrs. J. M. Higgins in the town of Stockton. Miss Dawson's condition became very serious last week, when it was deemed advisable to transfer her to the hospital, but she sank very fast during the past few days.

Miss Dawson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson who were numbered among the pioneers of this section, and was born in Stockton, Oct. 26, 1861. She therefore expired on her fifty-ninth birthday anniversary. After completing her studies at the rural school, she became a seamstress and followed this vocation almost continually until very recently. For a portion of this time she made her home in Stevens Point and enjoyed a large acquaintance among our people. The announcement of her death will be learned with deep regret.

The deceased is survived by three brothers and four sisters: D. E. Dawson of Portland, Ore., John Dawson of Posser, Wash., Michael of Wausau, Mrs. Mary O'Meara of Cass Lake, Minn., Mrs. Martin Heffron and Mrs. John M. Higgins of Stockton and Miss Alice Dawson of this city.

The body was taken to the Higgins home today and on Friday morning will be taken to St. Mary's church, Custer, where services will be conducted at 10 o'clock by Rev. L. Schorn. Interment takes place in the parish cemetery.


Catherine Ryan Dawson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 8, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. CATHERINE DAWSON

Death of a Well Known Woman in Stockton

Mrs. Catherine Dawson, widow of the late Michael Dawson of the town of Stockton, died at the family home adjacent to Custer station Friday at 9:30 p.m., after an illness of two or three days with pneumonia in a severe form. She had however, been in delicate health for a number of years.

Mrs. Dawson's maiden name was Catherine Ryan. She was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, on June 20, 1830, and came to this country with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ryan, in 1848 and settled at Bangor, Me. They came west in 1854 and Nov. 29 of that year she was married to Michael Dawson and the next year they located on the farm which has since been the family home. Mr. Dawson passed away about eight years ago. They are survived by eight children, five daughters and three sons, Mrs. Mary O'Meara and Miss Alice and Dennis of Merrill, Michael of Wausau, Mrs. Martin Heffron, Mrs. John Higgins, Miss Anne and John of Stockton. She also leaves three brothers, Patrick and Matthew Ryan of Custer, James Ryan of Chicago and a sister, Miss M. B. Ryan of San Francisco.

The funeral was held Monday morning from St.. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating. The pallbearers were A. Lally, William Cauley, William Leary, P. O'Keefe, John O'Keefe and James Corrigan.


Michael Dawson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 4, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson died on the old homestead near Custer Monday night at 9 o'clock, after an illness which attained an acute form last November. He was able to be about the house, however, up to last Tuesday, when he was taken with a drowsy feeling and kept to his bed until death.

Mr. Dawson was born in or near Bangor, Me., and was 72 years of age last September. He came west in 1851 and worked in the mill on what is now the Owen Clark site. He. and Joseph McHugh walked from Berlin to Stevens Point and together ran the first lath mill ever built here, the one in the above mill, they having come here for that purpose.

He married Miss Katherine Ryan in 1854 and settled on the homestead where he died.

Out of their family of ten children nine survive him. They are Dennis, who is married and lives at Merrill, Michael of Wausau, Mrs. P. O'Meara of 716 Water street, Misses Alice and Nellie, who are at home, Mrs. William McHugh of Stockton, Miss Bridget and John at home. He also has two sisters, Mrs. Julia Davenport of Wausau and a married sister, Ellen, whose husband's name could not be learned. Another sister, who had visited here, Sister Elizabeth of the Episcopal House of the Good Shepherd in New York, died in February.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning from St.. Mary's Catholic church at Custer at 10 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer officiating. All the members of the family will be present except Michael. Mrs. Davenport is also expected.


Mary Cychosz Delikowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, September 19, 1994. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Delikowski

Mary Delikowski, 88, 5603 Highway 153, Hatley, town of Bevent, died Friday, September 16, 1994, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services were held this morning at Our Savior Polish National Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Marion Talaga officiated and burial was in Our Savior Cemetery. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Delikowski was born Sept. 22, 1905, daughter of the late Albert and Eva (Rompalski) Cychosz. She was married to Mike Delikowski on Nov. 27, 1929. He died Nov. 26, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Jr. (Nancy), Hatley, and Alex (Natalie), Wausau; three daughters, Martha (Ray) Betker, Custer, Leona (Paul) Pompuch, Custer, and Mary Jane (Leonard) Charneski, Mosinee; a sister, Martha Cychosz, Custer; a brother, Emil Cychosz, Custer; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.


Mike Delikowski, Sr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 27, 1985. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mike Delikowski Sr., 83, Hatley, died Tuesday morning at St. Michael's Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Catholic church in Mosinee. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Rev. John Dawidziuk will officiate. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Beste Funeral Home in Mosinee. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

Mr. Delikowski was born April 19, 1903, in the town of Bevent, son of the late John and Katherine Delikowski. He was married to Mary Cychoss on Nov. 27, 1929, in Wausau. She survives.

He worked as a farmer, barn builder and salesman of farm equipment for Berg Equipment Co., Marshfield.  He also did some logging years ago.

Survivors, besides his wife, include two sons, Michael Jr., Hatley, and Alex Davidowski, Wausau; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Leona) Pompuch, Milwaukee, Mrs. Leonard (Maryjane) Charneski, Mosinee, and Mrs. Roy (Martha) Betker, Custer; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Peter, Schofield, Julius, Mosinee, and Charles and Edward, both of Bevent; and three sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Theresa) Kleman, Shawano, and Mrs. Margaret Senoraski and Mrs. Sigmund (Tillie) Podgorski, both of Wausau.


Frances Dickson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 1, 1917, page 9. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

Native of Portage County Expires at Whitefish Bay Last Week

Frances Dickson was born at the old farm home of the Dickson family in the town of Almond, April 21 st , 1857, and died at Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee, on the 24 th of July, 1917.

Frances was the daughter of Walter and Mary Dickson. Walter Dickson was one of the best known of the Wisconsin Valley pioneers. He settled at Grand Rapids in 1844 and later moved to and made the farm home in Almond township. It was there that Frances was born and lived her life up to a little more than seven years ago, when with her sister, Mrs. Helen Corrigan, she moved to Whitefish Bay, that they might be near Mrs. Corrigan's son, Walter D. Corrigan.

A prayer service was held at the Whitefish Bay home on last Wednesday, Rev. William Bennett officiating. He was the family pastor of forty years ago, and ever since a loyal and devoted friend of the Dickson family. The funeral services, Rev. Joslin of Plainfield officiating, were held at Lone Pine, near the old farm home, and in the midst of those who had been neighbors and friends of the Dickson family for more than half a century. Interment was had in the Lone Pine cemetery, beside the father and mother.

Frances is survived by her three sisters, Mrs. Helen Corrigan, Mrs. Addie Anthony and Mrs. Angeline Radcliffe, and other relatives, to all of whom she had made her life dear and to whom her memory will be a sacred treasure. She had been a sufferer from ill health a large part of her life, but in spite of infirmities she always made herself of useful service to others. Her conception of duty was extraordinary, and her promptness and industry in performance commanded love and admiration, especially from those who best knew the physical difficulties under which she labored.

The fullness of her virtues cannot be written in a brief obituary. The writer has known them from "childhood's happy days, down on the farm," and joins with a united sorrowing family and a host of friends in saying that sorrow and time will only make her sad features more attractive, bringing out more fully her spiritual beauty. She was ever faithful and true. She had all the most sacred excellencies and endowments of the human mind. Her virtues were numbered only by human limitations. Her life inspires us to think beautifully and sweetly of memories, even in these days of grief and sadness. To have had such a noble woman for a dear relative or friend, makes the rest of life worth living. -W.D.C.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 1, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

The remains of Miss Frances Dickson of Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee county, were brought here for burial last Thursday, accompanied by her sisters, Mrs. Helen Corrigan and Mrs. Addie Anthony of Brooklyn, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Corrigan and family of Whitefish Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anthony of Madison and Miss Marie Radcliffe. Services were held at the Lone Pine school house, with interment in the Lone Pine cemetery. Miss Dickson has been a very patient sufferer for many months and the end was not unexpected. Those from away who attended the services were, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dickson and daughter of Grand Rapids, Mrs. J. W. Bird and son of Stevens Point, Mrs. Mason and daughters of Grand Rapids and Buchanan Johnson of Plainfield, besides many other life-long friends from adjoining towns. C. O. Goult of Plainfield had charge of the burial and Rev. Joslyn officiated.


Mary Anthony Dickson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, May 26, 1888. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died in the town of Almond, May 15, 1888, Mary Anthony Dickson, wife of Walter Dickson, aged 55 years and 6 days. Mrs. Dickson was born in Alexandria, N. Y., May 9, 1833, and removed with her parents to Dane County, Wis., in 1844, then to Grand Rapids, Wis., in 1846. She married Walter Dickson, January 1, 1851, and in 1854 moved upon the farm where she resided up to the time of her death. She leaves a husband and four daughters, also a sister, Mrs. C. W. White of Lone Pine to mourn. Mrs. Dickson was a devoted wife, a wise, affectionate sympathetic mother, a good neighbor and a trusty friend, and has passed on to the possibilities of the higher life, having earned by her life work the commendation of the master, "Well done faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." A wide circle of friends join in extending sympathy to the family.

Walter Dickson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, November 4, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Walter Dickson

Walter Dickson, whose death has been previously announced, was born October 24, 1820, near Warren, Trumbull, Ohio. At the age of 19 he moved to western Ohio, and from there went to southern Indiana, where he engaged in running flat boats out of the Ohio river and down the Mississippi. He moved to Grand Rapids, Wis, in 1844, where he became a lumberman and river pilot on the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, which occupation he followed for twenty-five years, part of which time he also ran a farm on which his family lived since 1855 at Lone Pine.

He married Mary C. Anthony, January 1, 1852, who died in 1888. He left four daughters, Hellen Corrigan and Frances Dickson, who lived and kept house with him at the time of his death and for eleven years before, Addie Anthony of Rutland, Dane county, Wis., and Angeline Radcliffe, of Bancroft, Portage Co., Wis. He died October 26, 1899.

Deceased was a member of the Almond lodge No. 284, I. O. O. F., of which he was a strong supporter and in whose principles he was a firm believer. Too much commendation can not be given him as a husband and father. Throughout his life he was generous, kind, and true to his principles, true to himself, his family and his fellow men, and at death receives and deserves the kind thought and good word of a world of friends and acquaintances.

Carl R. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 4, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former County Resident Dies

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Baraboo, for Carl Dineen, 61, of Baraboo, a native and former resident of Portage County.

He was a brother of Claude Dineen of Iola.

Mr. Dineen died in a Baraboo hospital on Wednesday after an illness of three years.

He was born in Custer, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dineen. The family moved to Amherst Junction during his early youth.

He married the former Hertha Rickman in 1927. In about 1942 the couple moved to Baraboo, where they have lived since.

Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Russel (Bonnie) Nachreiner, Adams, and Mrs. Robert (Margie) Litscher, Baraboo; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Hopkins, Milwaukee; and two brothers, Walter, Milwaukee, and Claude.

Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.


Catherine E. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 28, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Dineen's Funeral Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Miss Catherine E. Dineen, 41, of Milwaukee. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Miss Dineen, a native of Stevens Point, died suddenly Monday night at Milwaukee after suffering a heart attack. She had spent Thanksgiving weekend with her sister Margaret at the Dineen family home at 107 Brawley Street, and with other local relatives and friends, and had returned to Milwaukee Sunday night.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, the rosary will be recited there by members of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, of which Miss Margaret Dineen is a member. A general rosary is scheduled for 8 o'clock Thursday evening.

Miss Dineen was born in Stevens Point on July 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dineen. She attended St. Stephen's School and was graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School. She then attended Central State Teachers College, where she received her degree in home economics. Later she took post-graduate courses at Stout State College and at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.

After she was graduated from Central State, she taught home economics in schools at Wittenberg, at Marion and at Pittsville before she returned to Stevens Point as home economics teacher at the Vocational School. She taught here for about two years, then was employed by Taylor Electric Co. at Milwaukee as a home economist. She had worked also at Milwaukee as dietitian at Columbia Hospital, at Trinity Memorial Hospital and at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her most recent employment was as a consultant for a groups of three nursing homes in Milwaukee on matters relating to their diet kitchens. She also conducted evening classes in religion for high school students.

Miss Dineen is survived by her sister Margaret, a brother, Norman, Menasha, one aunt, Mis Cicely Dineen, 418 Brawley Street, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Myron, who died last May 2.


Catherine Moore Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 19, 1907. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. JOHN DINEEN

Passed Away at the Family Home in Stockton This Morning.

Mrs. John Dineen, who had lived in this county since girlhood, died at the family home, about two miles from Arnott, at 5 o'clock this morning. Four days ago she had a severe attack of heart trouble, with which she had at different times suffered somewhat, but the announcement this morning that she had passed away came as a great surprise to her sister, Mrs. Peter Kelly of this city. Mrs. Kelly visited her sister Monday and when she came away towards nights Mrs. Dineen appeared to be somewhat better and quite comfortable.

Kate Moore was born at Akron, Summit Co., Ohio, Nov. 1, 1856, and therefore was in the 51st year of her age. The family moved to this county when she was a small child and she had lived here ever since. Twenty-seven years ago last May she was married to John Dineen at St. Stephen's church in this city. Besides her husband, who is one of Stockton's most respected residents, she leaves four sons and two daughters. The children are Mrs. Timothy Leary of Stockton and Raymond, Charles, Cecily, Dan and Thomas, the last named five living at home. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Wm. Feehly of Stockton, Mrs. Peter Kelly of this city and Thomas Moore of Rhinelander. Mrs. Dineen was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her and to her many friends the announcement of her unexpected death will come as a great shock.


Charlene L. Precourt Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, Wednesday, October 4, 1995. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charlene Dineen

Charlene L. Dineen, 64, of 1733 Ellis St., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at her home following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home. Her family will officiate, and burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dineen was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Stevens Point, the daughter of the late Claude and Abbey Precourt.

She attended Stevens Point schools and graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School in 1949. Following high school, she worked in Milwaukee.

She was married to Myron N. Dineen in Decorah, Iowa, on July 1, 1952, and the couple settled in Marshfield. He died May 2, 1962.

Following her husband's death, Mrs. Dineen moved back to Stevens Point, where she worked for 28 years as a physical therapist assistant at St. Michael's Hospital until her retirement in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Reed, Stevens Point; and Christine (Eppe) Bosch, Spokane, Wash.; one son, Donald (Connie) Dineen, Appleton; two sisters, Dorothy (Skip) Hoppe, Tucson, Ariz., and Iris McGillivray, Baltimore, Md.; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Dineen was preceded in death by a brother.


Charles Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, May 15, 1895, page 8. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

CHAS. DINEEN

One of the best known residents of the town of Stockton and one who has resided in this county for forty years, passed away at the home of his son, John Dineen, in that town, last Saturday afternoon. Charles Dineen was a native of Ireland, and was born in County Cork, Feb. 8th 1820, and was therefore in his 76th year. He was married there to Johanna McCarthy in 1846, and they came to America the following year. The ensuing few years were spent in the east, and in 1855 Mr. Dineen came to Wisconsin and Portage county with his family, locating in the then sparsely settled town of Stockton, where he lived ever since. Dec. 31st, 1888, his wife died, and he is survived by four children, Mrs. John E. Leary, John and James Dineen, and Mrs. Jas. E. Corrigan, all residents of that town. Mr. Dineen was a most worthy citizen, honorable, upright and intelligent, a steadfast friend and sincere, devoted husband and father, and his death will be mourned as a man who was respected by all who knew him.

He had not been in good health during the past winter, nor in fact for some time before, but was confined to his bed only for a short time. The funeral took place from St. Mary's church in Stockton, Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer officiating, at 9 o'clock on Monday morning. Fifty carriages followed the remains to their last resting place. The pall bearers were Michael Clark, Patrick O'Keefe, Peter McMillan, Jas. D. McHugh and Chas. McCarthy."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, May 18, 1895:

Death of Chas. Dineen

Chas. Dineen, one of the best known residents of the town of Stockton, who has resided in Portage county for over forty years, died on Saturday last at the residence of his son John, in that town. He has not been in good health for some time. The funeral took place from St. Mary's church in Stockton and a large concourse of neighbors and friends were present to pay the last sad rites to the deceased.


Charles Dineen, Jr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday March 3, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charles Dineen, Jr.

Charles Dineen, chairman of the town of Buena Vista, and Mrs. Dineen are mourning the loss of their second son, Charles, Jr., aged four years, who died at St. Michael's hospital in this city Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The little one had been sick only a couple of days, his ailment being obstruction of the bowels. He was brought to the hospital Thursday evening and operating upon yesterday morning, but was already beyond human aid.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 3 p.m. Sunday, with interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

There are three other children in the family, John, Bernard and Connor.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 5, 1928:

Child's Funeral Held

There was a large turnout Sunday afternoon at St. Stephen's church for the funeral of Charles Dineen, Jr., four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dineen of Buena Vista, who died at St. Michael's hospital Friday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Henry Van de Castle of Custer and burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The flower girls were Dorothy, Lulu and Isla Leary and Leona Yokers.


Charles Patrick Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 2, 1945. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

CLERK OF COURT CHARLES DINEEN, 58, DIES TODAY

Served Under Two Judges Since His Appointment in '36

Charles P. Dineen, age 58, clerk of circuit court for Portage county and well known throughout the county, died this morning at 2 o'clock at his home at 414 Fourth avenue. He had been in ill health since last June but continued his work at the court house until last August 15 when he was stricken and was confined to bed since.

During his illness his duties were performed by his sister, Mrs. Timothy H. Leary, 120 North Division street, who was appointed by Circuit Judge Herman J. Severson as deputy clerk on Aug. 28, 1944.

Appointed by Judge Park

Mr. Dineen began his duties as clerk of court when he was appointed by the late circuit Judge Byron B. Park in 1936 to fill the unexpired term of the late Preston E. Webster. In the same year he was elected to the office for a two-year term and was subsequently re-elected for four consecutive terms, the last time in the fall of 1944.

Native of Buena Vista

Mr. Dineen was born on July 19, 1886, in the town of Buena Vista, a son of the late John and Catherine Moore Dineen, prominent Portage county farmers. After completing his elementary education, Mr. Dineen attended the Stevens Point Normal and the Business college, following which he taught school in Portage county for three years. He then went to Milwaukee where he was employed in the offices of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad and the T. M. E. R. and L. company for a few years. After the death of his father in 1920 he returned to the homestead farm which he operated until 1928 when he sold it and moved to Stevens Point. While residing on the farm he married Miss Katherine O'Connor of Stevens Point at St. Stephen's Catholic church on Oct. 26, 1921.

After moving to Stevens Point, Mr. Dineen was local representative for the New York Life Insurance company until receiving the appointment of clerk of circuit court.

Former Town Chairman

During his residence in Buena Vista, Mr. Dineen was a member of the school board in the district in which he lived, secretary of the Buena Vista Telephone company and as chairman of the town of Buena Vista was a member of the county board. He was a member of St. Stephen's church and of the Holy Name and altar societies. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. John's court No. 1807, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Elks lodge.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Sgt. John Dineen, a mechanic in the air corps with a weather squadron in Egypt, Seaman First Class Bernard Dineen in the Philippines and Conner, Eileen and Patricia at home, two sisters, Mrs. Leary and Miss Cicely Dineen, and two brothers, Thomas and Dan Dineen, all of Stevens Point. A son, Charles, Jr., died at the age of four and a brother, Ray, died in February, 1944.

Funeral Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home.

Members of the Elks lodge will meet this evening at 7:45 o'clock at the funeral home to pay their respects. St. John's court of Foresters will say the rosary this evening at 8 o'clock and Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock.

Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Cecelia court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Altar society will say the rosary Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock and members of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's will say the rosary Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 5, 1945:

Funeral of Mr. Dineen

Funeral services for Charles P. Dineen, clerk of circuit court for Portage county, who died Wednesday morning at his home at 414 Fourth avenue, were held Friday morning. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Judge Bryon J. Carpenter, Clarence Olk, Ray Miller, Walter Leary, Lloyd Campbell and Ralph Woyak.

Those from a distance who were here for the services were Miss Catherine Dineen of Wittenberg; Miss Marie Feely, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leu and Kenneth Meyers of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth and Charles Leary of Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Myron Corrigan and daughter, Therese, Raymond Corrigan and daughter, Annela, and Jerome Corrigan of St. Cloud, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vaughn and Mrs. Jake Saulterman of Montello. Member of the Portage county bar association and county officers and employes attended the funeral in groups.


Christine Koltz Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 1, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Thomas W. Dineen

Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas W. Dineen, 57, 107 Brawley street, who died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's hospital, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Dineen, who had been in ill health the past six months, was admitted to the hospital Monday morning following a heart attack.

She was born Christine Koltz, on Oct. 25, 1893, in the town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Koltz. She received her early schooling in the town of Stockton and later attended the Stevens Point Normal school. She then taught in Portage county schools for nine years.

On July 20, 1920, she was married to Thomas Dineen of Stevens Point, at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer. After marriage they lived in this city where Mr. Dineen has been employed by the Soo Line railroad.

Mrs. Dineen was a member of the Catholic Women's club, Catholic Daughters of America, Altar society of St. Stephen's church, American Legion auxiliary, auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive, Firemen and Enginemen and the Royal Neighbors of America.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Catherine and Margaret, both of Milwaukee; two sons, Norman, Worden, Mont., and Myron, at home, and a sister, Miss Mary Koltz, town of Stockton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers.

The body is at the Crosby funeral home where friends may call after noon Wednesday. The American Legion auxiliary will meet at the Legion clubroom at 7 p.m. Wednesday and proceed to the funeral home to conduct a ritual. At 7:30 Wednesday, the Catholic Daughters of America will recite the rosary, followed by the Catholic Women's club at 8 o'clock. A general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 5, 1951:

Mrs. Dineen Funeral

Rev. John R. McGinley was celebrant at the requiem mass held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic church for the funeral services for Mrs. Thomas W. Dineen 1007 Brawley street, who died Monday. Interment was in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ray and Marvin Miller, Louis Halder, Harold and Emmet Mathews and Lawrence Simonis.

Mrs. Leon A. Kryshak sang "Mother Dear O Pray for Me" and "O Santissima." She was accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

Present at the funeral from away were Misses Margaret and Catherine Dineen, Milwaukee; Norman Dineen, Worden, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mathews, Tomahawk; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Mathews and Mrs. Mayme Mathews, Wisconsin Rapids; Israel Halder and Mrs. Christine Eberle, Pocahontas, Iowa; Fred Halder, Rethin, Iowa; Louis Halder, Fonda, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen, Iola; Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Eileen Dineen, Fond du Lac.

George Leary, Appleton; Charles Leary and Mrs. Sy Roseth, Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Miller, Wausau; Misses Helen Wall and Marian Schloesser, Mauston, and Rev. Robert Platt, Mrs. John Laughlin, Mrs. Ruth Smith, Mrs. Matt Schaefer and Mrs. Lawrence Huser, Pittsville.

Also attending were friends and relative from Portage county and vicinity.


Cicely Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 10, 1978. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Cicely Dineen

Cicely Dineen, 90, 1572 Plover Street, died at her home early this morning.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boston Funeral Home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 11, 1978:

Dineen services

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Cicely Dineen, 90, 1572 Plover Street, who died at her home early Friday morning.

Miss Dineen was a retired employe of St. Michael's Hospital. She worked there 40 years and started the laboratory and X-ray departments.

The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate at her funeral and burial will follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boston Funeral Home. The Catholic Daughters of America and St. Cecilia's Court 185, National Catholic Society of Foresters, will join with the general rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Dineen was born Dec. 27, 1887, at Sunnywide Farm in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen. She attended public grade schools there and St. Stephen's School in Stevens Point, and graduated from Stevens Point High School in 1907. Her mother died that year and she managed the home and taught in country schools for 11 years.

After her father's death she worked at the First National Bank.

In 1922, she went to work for the hospital, then a 36-bed institution. She went to Chicago for training, ordered equipment and came back the one-woman staff of the X-ray and lab departments. As the only one trained for the work, she was on call 24 hours a day.

Miss Dineen helped organize a fund drive which led to the expansion of the hospital in 1928.

From the beginning, she did office work as well as her other duties. After 20 years, she confined her work to the office. At the time of her retirement in 1962, at the age of 75, she was a switchboard operator.

Miss Dineen was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Altar Society and of St. Cecilia's Court 185, National Catholic Society of Foresters. She was a charter member of Court Jerem 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, and the Stevens Point Catholic Woman's Club.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers and a sister.


Claude A. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 7, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Claude A. Dineen

Funeral services for Claude A. Dineen, 81, who lived in Iola and Amherst for many years, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca.

The Rev. Michael Clifford will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vore Funeral Home, Iola, where a prayer vigil will be held at 8 p.m.

Graveside military riles will be conducted by Sheveland-Taylor Post 14, American Legion, Iola.

Mr. Dineen, a retired livestock dealer, died Thursday at the New London Community Hospital after a long illness. He had lived at St. Joseph's Residence in New London the last four years.

Born June 15, 1893, at Custer, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dineen. He was married Nov. 16, 1920, at Amherst to Luella Ebert, who died Feb. 5, 1966. On May 21, 1969, he married Florence Stone at Waupaca. She survives.

Mr. Dineen lived in Iola for 32 years and was an Amherst resident before that.

A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Iola Legion post and of the Disabled American Veterans at Manawa.

Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Harold, Mora, N. M., and Donald, Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Mabel) Gullikson, Carlsbad, N. M., Mrs. Justin (Mildred) Bestul, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Marion (JoAnn) Thompson, New London.

Also surviving are a stepson, Robert Stone, Delray Beach, Fla; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Herman (Blance) Neuser, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Byron (Charlotte) Adams, Scandinavia; a sister, Mrs. Maude Hopkins, Milwaukee; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Five brothers and a sister preceded him in death.


Daniel James Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 12, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Daniel J. Dineen

Daniel James Dineen, 418 Brawley street, retired rural mail carrier, died at 4:30 this morning at St. Michael's hospital at the age of 57. He had been in ill health for several years and a patient at the hospital since March 24.

He was born July 10, 1893, in the town of Buena Vista, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen. He attended the grade school at Liberty Corners, the local high school and the Stevens Point Normal school. He also studied butter and ice cream making at the Wisconsin dairy school at Madison.

An army veteran of World war one, he was employed at various times by the Gridley Dairy company, at Milwaukee, the Carnation Milk company at Oconomowoc, and the Madison Dairy Produce company, at Madison.

He served as a rural mail carrier in Portage county from 1926 until 1947, when he retired because of poor health.

He was a past state secretary of the Wisconsin Federation of Rural Letter Carriers and former secretary of the Portage County Rural Letter Carriers. He was a member of Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, the Altar society and Holy Name society of St. Stephen's Catholic church, and the Berens-Scribner post No. 6 of the American Legion.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Cicely Dineen, 418 Brawley street, and a brother, Thomas, 107 Brawley street. Two brothers, Charles and Raymond, and a sister, Mrs. T. H. Leary, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home where a rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock by St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters.

A Legion ritual will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday. At 7:30 Friday, Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, will say a rosary and at 8 o'clock Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church will say a rosary.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 16, 1951:

Dineen services

Rev. John R. McGinley was celebrant at the requiem mass held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic church for Daniel J. Dineen, 418 Brawley street, who died Thursday. Rev. Dennis Babilewicz was present in the sanctuary. Interment was in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ray Miller, Edward Duggan, Ben Welch, Gerald Collins, Frank Abb and Vincent Shafranski.

At the services R. J. Weiss, accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke, sang "Mother Dear O Pray for Me" and "What Could My Jesus Do More."

Present from a distance were Pfc. Connor Dineen, Camp Pickett, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dineen, Oakfield; Miss Eileen Dineen, Fond du Lac; Misses Margaret and Catherine Dineen, Mrs. G. M. Precourt, Mrs. John Schleis and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dineen, Milwaukee; Mrs. Claude Dineen, Iola; Leonard Leary, Rice Lake; Dr. and Mrs. N. P. Kelly, Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Sy Roseth and daughter, Mary, and Charles Leary, Mosinee; Mrs. Earl Vaughan and daughter, Lucille, Montello, and Mr. and Mrs. George Speltz, Wisconsin Rapids.


Elizabeth Whitman Dineen

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, July 4, 2004. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Betty Dineen

Betty Dineen, 75, Rhinelander, a former Stevens Point resident, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Medford.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rhinelander, with the Rev. John Gerritts officiating. Burial was in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery in Stevens Point, with the Rev. John Potaczek officiating at graveside services. A memorial is established in her name.

Mrs. Dineen was born June 17, 1929, in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Leonard and Zella Whitman. She grew up in Stevens Point and graduated from Maria High School in Stevens Point in 1947.

She was married to Norman T. Dineen in 1953. They moved to Rhinelander in 1962. She retired from the Rhinelander Public Library after 26 years of service. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Rhinelander, Friends of the Library and PEO. She also served for many years on the Board of Directors of Campfire Girls.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick, Bayside, and Mike (Amy) Verona; three daughters, Kathy Dineen, Madison, Peggy (Mike) Peltier, Zimmerman, Minn., and Mary (Mark) Willis, Medford; one brother, Jim Whitman, Two Rivers; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Dineen, Stevens Point. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, July 10, 2004:

Betty Dineen

Betty Dineen, 75, of Rhinelander passed away peacefully Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mark Willis, in Medford. She was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, on June 17, 1929, to Leonard and Zella Whitman. Betty grew up in Stevens Point, where she graduated from Maria High School in 1947. In 1953, she was united in marriage to Norman T. Dineen. They moved to Rhinelander in 1962. Betty retired from the Rhinelander Public Library after 26 years of service.

Betty is survived by her five children, Patrick of Bayside, Kathy Dineen of Madison, Peggy (Mike) Peltier of Zimmerman, Minn., Mary (Mark) Willis of Medford and Mike (Amy) of Verona. She also is survived by her 11 wonderful grandchildren, Tony, Matt, Nick, Erin and Catherine Peltier, Maureen (Josh) Bozeman, Kerry and Patrick Willis, and Melissa, Emily and Michelle Dineen; and a special great-grandson, Dylan Bozeman. She also is survived by her brother, Jim Whitman of Two Rivers; her sister-in-law, Margaret Dineen of Stevens Point; nieces and nephews, as well as many special and long time friends. Her husband, Norman; sister, Genevieve; and her parents preceded Betty in death.

Over the years, Betty had been an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Friends of the Library and PEO. She also served for many years on the board of directors of Campfire Girls.

Those who knew Betty found her to be a woman of courage and tenacity as she faced life's challenges. She was an avid reader and was devoted to her grandchildren. Despite her health challenges, she loved shopping trips with her friends and, most of all, the family gatherings. A memorial is being established in her name.


Emily Kolinski Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 2, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Walter Dineen, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Friday in Milwaukee for Mrs. Walter Dineen, Sr., 61, Milwaukee, a former Portage county resident who died Saturday.

Mrs. Dineen was the former Emily Kolinski of Milwaukee. After her marriage to Mr. Dineen, a former Custer resident, the couple resided in Amherst Junction for a number of years before moving to Milwaukee about 1934.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Gerald and Walter, Jr., Milwaukee, three daughters, Mrs. Phil Martz, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Gordon Struck and Mrs. Anthony Balistreri, Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren, and one sister. Her parents preceded her in death.

The funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Leszczynski funeral home in Milwaukee, and at 10 a.m. at. St. Casimer's Catholic church there.


Hertha Rickman Dineen

 

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 27, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Carl Dineen

Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Dineen, formerly of Amherst Junction, were held Dec. 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church in West Baraboo where she had lived for the past 26 years.

Mrs. Dineen, the former Hertha Rickman, died of a heart attack Dec. 15 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Bonnie) Nachreiner of Adams and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Litscher of Greenfield; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Felix (Amanda) Rickman of Menominee, Mich., and four brothers, Harry of Indianapolis, Ind., Charles of Amherst, Walter of Stevens Point and Ben of Marshfield.


James P. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 1, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES DINEEN DIED TODAY AT VILLAGE HOME

Death of Former Stockton Town Clerk Occurs at Amherst Junction

James P. Dineen, age 74, for many years town clerk of the town of Stockton and more recently village clerk at Amherst Junction, died at his home at Amherst Junction at 5 o'clock this morning after an illness of a year and a half.

Mr. Dineen had been a sufferer with abscesses and his death also was hastened by hardening of the arteries. He was a patient at St. Michael's hospital in Stevens Point about a year ago, receiving a course of treatment for the abscesses, and later went to Rochester, Minn., for similar medical attention. His health had been failing since then.

He was the owner of a billiard parlor at Amherst Junction at the time of his death. He and his wife had lived there for the past 10 years, or ever since he gave up active farming on his farm south of Custer.

Son of Pioneers

Mr. Dineen was a native of Canada but was brought to Wisconsin with his parents when a baby. His father and mother, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dineen, were pioneers of Stockton town. They first located at Jordan, but remained there only a short time, then settled north of Custer on the farm where the son grew to young manhood. After the marriage of James Dineen to Miss Catherine Corrigan of Stockton they established their own farm home in the same town, remaining there continuously until their removal to Amherst Junction.

The deceased was always actively interested in local politics and served as clerk of Stockton town over a long span of years. After his removal to Amherst Junction he continued in public office, being elected and serving as village clerk up to the time of his serious illness.

Those Who Survive

The widow, five sons and two daughters survive. The sons are Walter and Carl Dineen of Amherst Junction, Claude of Amherst, Henry of Milwaukee and William P. of Palatka, Florida. Miss Mary Dineen of Chippewa Falls and Mrs. Thomas Hopkins of Kaukauna are the daughters.

No arrangements for the funeral have been made, pending word from the son who is in Florida.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 5, 1927:

James Dineen Funeral

Scores of old friends and others attended the funeral of James P. Dineen, former town clerk of Stock ton and more recently a resident of Amherst Junction, when services were conducted at St. Mary's church at Custer Monday morning. Rev. John Rausch of Lanark officiated and Rev. Victor Kaudy of Custer had charge of the choir. Burial took place in the Custer cemetery. The funeral procession was nearly a mile in length.

Pallbearers were Thomas Dineen, Tim Leary, Myron and Emmett Corrigan, William Cauley and Walter Leary. Myron and Emmett Corrigan, nephews of the deceased, came from Ronneby, Minn., for the funeral, while Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hopkins of Kaukauna, the latter a daughter, and Walter P. Dineen of Palatka, Fla., a son, were other relatives who came from a distance.


John Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 22, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Dineen, Almost Lifelong Resident of County, Dies at Home in Buena Vista

John Dineen, one of Portage county's most highly respected residents and a pioneer of Buena Vista township, died at his home last Saturday evening at 9 o'clock.

Mr. Dineen suffered from heart trouble, which developed several years ago and for nearly a year he had been much of an invalid. although able to get out and occasionally drive to town last summer, a change for the worse came in October, since which time he was confined to the house.

Prescott, Canada, was the birthplace of the deceased and the date February 24, 1851, making him a few weeks over 59 years of age. When John was four years old the family moved to Portage county and shortly afterward located on a homestead in Stockton township. He grew to young manhood there and continued to reside in that township until May, 1881, when he was married to Miss Katherine Moore, the ceremony taking place at St. Stephen's church in this city. The young couple located in Buena Vista, which had been the home of Mr. Dineen for a period of 39 years. Mrs. Dineen died 12 years ago.

Surviving members of his immediate family are two daughters and four sons, Mrs. T. H. Leary of Custer, Thomas of this city, Raymond, Charles P., Daniel and Miss Cicely Dineen at home. There are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Nora Leary of Stevens Point, Mrs. James P. Corrigan of Parent, Minn., and James P. Dineen of Amherst Junction.

It can be truly said of him that he leaves a memory of a life marked by absolute integrity and useful citizenship. The possessor of a genial disposition, his hearty handclasp always denoted the true friendship that he felt for all of his acquaintances. The memory of this good man will long endure.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Louis Schorn officiating, interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, March 26, 1920:

Passing of One of Buena Vista's Leading Citizens Is Greatly Regretted by Friends in Home Community

Buena Vista, March 25. The new of the sudden death of John Dineen was received with much regret on Saturday evening. Mr. Dineen was an old and very highly respected citizen and neighbor of this community, and the news of his sudden death caused many a word of heartfelt sympathy from his many friends to the bereaved family. Mr. Dineen was 69 years of age and left to mourn his loss four sons, Tom, Dick, Charles and Ray and two daughters, Mrs. Leary of Custer and Cicely. All of the children reside at home except Mrs. Leary. Mrs. Dineen passed away several years ago. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church at Custer Wednesday morning, Mr. Dineen being a faithful member of this church.


John Connor Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 25, 1967. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former Resident Dies

John C. Dineen, 44, Chippewa Falls, a former Stevens Point resident, died Friday evening at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient for the past few weeks.

Mr. Dineen was born in Stevens Point on Jan. 19, 1923, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dineen. He attended St. Stephen's Grade School and graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School.

He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and after his return he attended Central State Teachers College here for a short time.

His marriage to Helen O'Donnell took place at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls on May 6, 1950.

Mr. Dineen, a maintenance foreman at the Northern Colony in Chippewa Falls the past 20 years, was a member of the Knights of Columbus there and the Holy Name Society of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife; six children, Michael, Mary, Cicely, Constance, Patricia and Daniel; two brothers, Bernard, St. Nazianz, and Thomas Connor Dineen, Fond du Lac; two sisters, Mrs. John (Patricia) Thompson, 3256 Church St., and Miss Eileen Dineen, Milwaukee; and an aunt, Miss Cicely Dineen, 1572 Plover St.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Holy ghost Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Burkart Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.


Katherine Corrigan Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 16, 1946, page 7. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Katherine Agnes Dineen

Mrs. Katherine Agnes Dineen, age 84, a member of a pioneer town of Stockton family, died Saturday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock at the house of her son, Claude Dineen at Iola. She had been in failing health the past two years and went to her son's home last May.

Mrs. Dineen, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Corrigan, was born on May 1, 1862, at Custer. She married James P. Dineen in 1885 and the couple lived on a farm near Custer until 1916 when they moved to Amherst Junction. Mr. Dineen died in 1927.

Surviving are six children, William Dineen of Jacksonville, Fla., Walter, Henry and Mrs. Thomas Hopkins of Milwaukee, Carl of Baraboo and Claude of Iola, four sisters, Mrs. Rose Cauley of Custer, Mrs. Thomas Padden of Foley, Minn., Mrs. Myra Gleason of Oakland, Calif., and Miss Frances Corrigan of Spokane, Wash., 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Two children, Mary and Charles, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic church at Custer and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Rev. D. L. Krembs of Waupaca will officiate. The body is at the Claude Dineen home where the rosary will be said this evening at 8 o'clock.


Katherine O'Connor Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 26, 1945. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Charles P. Dineen

Mrs. Charles P. Dineen, 414 Fourth avenue, whose husband was clerk of circuit court for Portage county at the time of his death on May 2, 1945, died at St. Michael's hospital at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Dineen was admitted to the hospital last Friday and her condition was critical since Sunday night.

Mrs. Dineen, whose maiden name was Katherine O'Connor, was born in Stevens Point April 14, 1895, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Connor. Her father and his brother, Patrick O'Connor, were the founders of the O'Connor stone quarry on South River drive, which the city purchased in recent years. Thomas O'Connor was killed in a blast in the quarry in 1901. His widow then taught Indian schools in North Dakota and New Mexico, and died in 1915 in New Mexico.

Mrs. Dineen attended grade schools in Stevens Point and completed the elementary course of study at St. Mary's convent at Bismarck, N. D., returned here, attended and was graduated from the Stevens Point Normal, after which she taught school in Portage county for a year. She then attended St. Raphael's training school for nurses at St. Cloud, Minn., and subsequently was engaged in nursing until her marriage.

She was married to Mr. Dineen on Oct. 26, 1922 at St. Stephen's Catholic church here. They resided in the town of Buena Vista until 1928 when the family moved to Stevens Point.

Surviving in the immediate family are five Children, Sgt. John C. Dineen, stationed at Paine Field, Cairo, Egypt, with a weather squadron; Seaman First Class Bernard J. Dineen on Leyte in the Philippines; and Connor, Eileen and Patricia at home. A son, Charles, Jr., died at the age of four years. Mrs. Dineen is also survived by one brother, Charles O'Connor of Taylor, N. D. Another brother, Kenneth, died in 1910 in Stevens Point.

Mrs. Dineen was a member of St. Stephen's church and its Altar society, and also was a member of the Catholic Women's club.

The body is at the Crosby funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church, and burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery. The rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the funeral home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, July 30, 1945:

Funeral of Mrs. Dineen

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at St. Stephen's Catholic church Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock for the funeral of Mrs. Charles P. Dineen, 414 Fourth avenue, who died last Wednesday afternoon following a short illness. Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Going Home" and "Mother Dear, O' Pray for Me," accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke. St. Stephen's school choir also sang.

Burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery beside Mrs. Dineen's husband, clerk of circuit court for Portage county at the time of his death on May 2, 1945. Pallbearers were Henry Leary, George Leary, Frank Kelly, Ray Miller, Marvin Miller and Leonard O'Keefe.

Relatives and friends from outside of Portage county who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Charles O'Connor of Taylor, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leu and Kenneth Meyer, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen, Iola; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth and daughter, Mary, and Mrs. Harold Starks, all of Mosinee.


Louella Ebert Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 7, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Dineen Rites Set

Funeral services have been set for Mrs. Claude Dineen, 64, Village of Iola, for many years the chairman of the American Cancer Fund drive for the Township and village of Iola.

The Rev. Michael Wasniewski will officiate at the services, scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, of which she was a member.

Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Voie Funeral Home in Iola, where a general rosary is scheduled for 8 o'clock this evening.

Mrs. Dineen, the former Louella Ebert, was born Oct. 8, 1901, in Amherst, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ebert. On Nov. 16, 1920, she married Claude Dineen at Amherst.

The couple lived in Amherst until moving to the Town of Iola for six years, and then to the Village of Iola, where they have resided for the past 22 years. Mr. Dineen is a retired cattle dealer.

She was a member of the St. Mary Magdalene Parish Ladies Sodality, the Iola American Legion Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary of Manawa, and the Iola Rural Woman's Club.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Mabel) Gullikson, Kingston, Tex., Mrs. Justin (Mildred) Bestul, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Marion (JoAnn) Thompson, New London; two sons, Harold Dineen, Caledonia, Minn., and Donald Dineen, Springfield, Va.; three brothers, John and William Ebert, Milwaukee, and Ralph Ebert, Madison; one sister, Mrs. James (Lucille) Tews, Point Comfort, Tex.; and 11 grandchildren.

Two brothers and two infant sisters preceded her in death.

A memorial fund for the American Cancer Society has been established in Mrs. Dineen's name.


Mary A. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 16, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mary Dineen

Funeral services for Mary Dineen, 46, formerly of Amherst Junction and daughter of Katheryn Dineen of Amherst Junction and the late James Dineen, who died recently at Monroe, Wisconsin, were held at St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. Joseph Shaefer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers where Charles Dineen, Nick Britz, Walter Leary, Ed Leary, Timothy Leary and Thomas Cauley.

Surviving besides her mother are a sister, Mrs. Thomas Hopkins of Kaukauna, and five brothers, Henry and Walter of Milwaukee, William of Jacksonville, Florida, Claude of Amherst and Carl of Amherst Junction.


Myron Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 2, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Myron Dineen

Myron (Mike) Dineen, 36, Marshfield, a former Stevens Point resident, died at his home at 3 o'clock this morning.

He had been in ill health for a number of years but his death was sudden.

Funeral services will be held in Stevens Point, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, at 9 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited Thursday night at 8:15.

Born in Stevens Point June 22, 1925, Mr. Dineen was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dineen.

He attended St. Stephen's Parochial School and graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School in 1943.

On July 11, 1950, he was married to the former Charlene Precourt of Stevens Point.

They lived here until 1956 and then moved to Marshfield, where Mr. Dineen was employed by the Northern Auto Co.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Christine, nine, and Dorothy, three; a son, Donald, five; two sisters, Miss Margaret, 107 Brawley St., and Miss Catherine, Cudahy, and a brother, Norman, Menasha.


Norman Thomas Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 6, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Norman T. Dineen

Norman T. Dineen, 49, Rhinelander, suffered an apparent heart attack while golfing at the Wisconsin River County Club Thursday evening and was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:20 p.m. at St. Michael's Hospital.

He was a former resident of Stevens Point and was in town to attend a district conference of the State Department of Health and Social Services.

Mr. Dineen was born May 13, 1924, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dineen. He attended St. Stephen's Catholic School and was a 1942 graduate of P. J. Jacobs High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army on April 21, 1943, serving with the 101st Airborne Infantry as a paratrooper in the European Theater. He received an honorable discharge on Jan. 17, 1946.

Mr. Dineen married Elizabeth (Betty) Whitman at St. Stephen's Church in 1952. The couple resided here until 1957, when Mr. Dineen took a position with the Winnebago County Department of Social Services. He became district administrator of the division of mental hygiene of the State Department of Health and Social Services, moving to Rhinelander in 1965 to accept the post.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Patrick and Michael, at home; three daughters, Kathy, Mary and Peggy, at home, and one sister, Margaret Dineen, 1009 Brawley Street

Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Church. Officiating at the ceremonies will be the church's pastor, Thomas E. Mullen, along with the Rev. George Votruba and the Rev. Vincent Bromley, both of Immaculate Conception Church, Rhinelander. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the Crosby Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus, of which Mr. Dineen was a member, and the Catholic Daughters of America, of which his sister, Margaret, is a member, will pray with the general rosary at 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers, with donations going to the Regional Achievement and Day Care Center for the Handicapped in Rhinelander.


Raymond Gerald Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 21, 1944. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Raymond Gerald Dineen

Raymond Gerald Dineen, 60, 418 Brawley street, a member of a widely known Portage county family, died Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Wisconsin General hospital at Madison, after an illness of several months. He became ill last July and after being a patient at St. Michael's hospital for two days was removed to the Madison hospital Mr. Dineen submitted to a major operation there and returned to his home in August. He was readmitted to the Madison hospital on December 28 and was a patient there since.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen, prominent Buena Vista farmers, Mr. Dineen was born on October 14, 1883. He grew to manhood at the farm home of his parents and later worked in northern Wisconsin logging camps. After employment of several years with the Portage county highway department, Mr. Dineen located at Cudahy, 20 years ago and worked there for the Northern Refrigeration company for 15 years. He returned to Stevens Point five years ago and had lived at the Brawley street home with his sister, Miss Cicely Dineen and brother, Dan. Before his recent illness he was employed at the Hotel Whiting for a time.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. H. Leary, 120 North Division street and Miss Cicely, and three brothers, Thomas Dineen, 107 Brawley street, Charles Dineen, 414 Fourth avenue and Dan.

Mr. Dineen was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer beside his parents. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening at 8 o'clock.

Member of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, will meet at the funeral home tonight to say the rosary at 7 o'clock. St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Holy Name society will say the rosary at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 23, 1944:

Funeral of Mr. Dineen

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass Tuesday morning for the late Raymond Gerald Dineen, 418 Brawley street, who died Saturday afternoon. The services were held at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer.

The pallbearers were Mike Doyle, Ben Welch, Luman Precourt, Clarence Doane, L. M. Maloney and Peter Trierweiler.

Those from a distance who came are Walter Dineen, Mrs. Thomas Hopkins and Mrs. Glen Precourt of Milwaukee; Miss Grace Kelly of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary and Mrs. Simon Roseth of Mosinee; Miss Marie Feely and Robert Lind of Marshfield and Mrs. Catherine Dineen and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Dineen of Iola.


Thomas William Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 30, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas W. Dineen

A heart attack suffered at about 3 p.m. near Torun proved fatal to Thomas W. Dineen, 68, of 107 Brawley Street, a lifelong area resident and member of a well-known family here.

Mr. Dineen was riding in a car driven by a close friend, Ben Welch. An ambulance was summoned to the area immediately, but Mr. Dineen was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital.

He had suffered a heart ailment the past four years. He had one previous attack, in December, 1953. Mr. Dineen, had, however, remained quite active since.

He was born in the Town of Buena Vista Jan. 16, 1890, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen, pioneer area residents. He attended school at Liberty Corners in Buena Vista, and the Stevens Point Business College.

Mr. Dineen served the Soo Line as an engineer for 38 years, until his retirement in 1954.

He served in the Army during World War I in its Quartermaster Corps in France. He served about a year, being discharged in 1919.

He married the former Christine Koltz of the Town of Stockton July 20, 1920, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer. His wife died April 30, 1951. The family home has been at the Brawley street address the past 34 years.

Mr. Dineen was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Church; Lodge 131 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, and Berens-Scribner Post No. 6, American Legion.

Surviving are four children, Miss Catherine, Milwaukee, Norman, Neenah, Myron, Marshfield, and Miss Margaret, at home; five grandchildren; and a sister, Miss Cicely Dineen, 418 Brawley Street

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Nellie Leary, and three brothers, Roy, Charles and Dan Dineen.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 2, 1958:

Mr. Dineen's Funeral

Funeral services for Thomas W. Dineen, 107 Brawley Street, were held Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. John R. McGinley, pastor of the church, was the celebrant of the requiem mass, with the Rev. Dennis Babilewicz, O.F.M., chaplain at St. Michael's Hospital, present in the sanctuary. Father McGinley also officiated at graveside rites in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Mr. Dineen, a retired Soo Line Railroad engineer, died after suffering a heart attack Friday afternoon.

During the funeral mass, Ray Weiss sang "What Could My Jesus Do More" and "Mother Dear O Pray For Me."

The pallbearers were Ben Welch, James H. Levi, Robert Sullivan, Pat Elliott, Kenneth Biales and Felix Somers.

Military rites were conducted at the cemetery by members of Berens-Schibner Post No. 6, American Legion. Barney Stroik and R. B. Lewis formed the memorial team, with Leo Tetzloff as bugler. Members of the firing squad were Ted Shelfur, George Allen, George Quimby, Leonard Zelewski and Don Merdan.

Among those who attended the rites were Miss Catherine Dineen, Mrs. Vera Simonis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dineen, Mrs. Catherine Precourt and Mrs. J. Schleis, all of Milwaukee; Earl P. Kelly, Chicago; Mrs. Ray Leary, Marmother, N. D.; Mrs. E. J. Yokers and daughters Catherine and Dorothy, Hamilton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Israel Halder, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Halder and Fred Halder, all of Pocohontas, Iowa.

Mrs. Howard Huppert, River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen, Chippewa Falls; Miss Eileen Dineen, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dineen, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. T. Connor Dineen, Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. George Leary, Appleton, Dr. Norman Kelly, Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Vaughan and Miss Lucille Vaughan, all of Montello.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dineen, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Myron N. Dineen, Miss Marie Feeley and Mr. and Mrs. John Weiss, Marshfield; Mrs. Loretta Roseth, Mosinee, and Joe Simonis, Alois Simonis and Mrs. Veronica Windorf, Rosholt.


William Patrick Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, February 9, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Judge William P. Dineen

Judge William P. Dineen, about 68, a native of Portage county, died recently in Palatka, Fla.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dineen, pioneer residents of the town of Stockton, he graduated from the Stevens Point Normal school, where he was prominent in speech activities. He studied law in Florida and practiced there for many years.

Survivors include his wife; several children; four brothers, Henry and Walter of Milwaukee, Claude, Iola, and Carl, Baraboo, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Hopkins, Milwaukee.


Genevieve Corrigan Dixon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, September 11, 1952. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Genevieve Dixon

Mrs. Frank H. Poust of 932 Clark street and Mrs. Sarah Carpenter, Almond, received word recently of the death of their half-sister, Mrs. Genevieve Dixon, at Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., Calif.

Mrs. Dixon died at a Long Beach hospital last Saturday. Funeral services were held at that city Wednesday morning.

She was a daughter of the late George H. Corrigan, formerly of Stevens Point.


Albert P. Dombrowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, May 19, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Albert P. Dombrowski, 28, Route 1, Amherst, who was killed Friday May 18, 1962 were held Monday morning at St. James' Catholic Church Amherst. Burial followed in St. Ladislaus' Cemetery, Town of Bevent (Marathon County).

The Rev. Alfred Hemmersbach was celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass. Also participating were the Rev. Thaddeus Szezerbicki, Fancher, and Father Domdardier of Blessed Sacrament Seminary, Waupaca. Mass servers were Leonard and Lawrence Woyak, cousins of Mr. Dombrowski. Pallbearers were Anthony Dombrowski, Amherst; Robert Knishka, Park Falls, and John Brzezinski, Emerick Wojalewicz, Sylvester Litza and Casper Loberg, Milwaukee. The organist for the mass was Margaret Woyak, and she and Marlene Woyak sang hymns.

Attending from a distance were Sister M. Assisi, Chicago, and others from Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Camp McCoy, Oshkosh, Appleton, Waukesha, Brookfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa, Wausau, Manawa and nearby communities.


Anton Dombrowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 26, 1959. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Ill with a heart condition for the last two years, Anton Dombrowski, 57, Town of Stockton, died Sunday night October 25, 1959 at 9:45 at St Michael's Hospital. He had been a patient there for nine days. Mr Dombrowski was a farmer in Stockton.

His funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Fancher, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The Holy Name Society of the Fancher church, of which he was a member, will say the rosary Tuesday at 8 p.m. and a general rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening.

Born in Stockton on June 13, 1902, Mr. Dombrowski was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dombrowski. He attended parochial school at Fancher as a boy.

On June 3, 1930, he married the former Angeline Ostrowski at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church, Town of Alban. The couple settled on the Dombrowski homestead in Stockton and had lived there since.

Mr. Dombrowski is survived by his wife; a son, Daniel, 21, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Bernice) Wroblewski, Town of Sharon, Mrs. Myron (Virginia) Kosmalski, Rosholt, Mrs. Emil (Henrietta) Omernick, Milwaukee, Mrs. Clifford (Mary Jane) Konkol, Menasha, and Darlene, 10, at home; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Frank, Stockton, and Theodore, Calumet City, Ill and five sisters; Mrs. Tillie Jazdzewski, Wautoma, Mrs. Andrew Ostrowski, Rosholt, Mrs. Joseph Cychosz, Weyauwega, Mrs. Andrew Jankowski, 819 West St, and Mrs. Theodore Hintz, Town of Linwood.

A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.


Peter Domka

Reprinted from the Wausau Record-Herald, July 15, 1974. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Peter Domka, 85, who resided with a son, Martin Domka, Wausau Route 3, died at 3:30 a.m. today.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home, and at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, both in Wausau. The Rev. Bruce Schutte will officiate and burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday, where there will be a parish vigil at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Domka was born Sept. 11, 1888, in Portage County. In March 1913, he married Nellie Sherfinski in Plover. She died in February 1941.

Survivors besides the son with whom he resided, include two other sons, George, Rosholt, and Roman, Tigerton; two daughters, Mrs. Barney Garski, Custer, and Mrs. Carl Dziedzic, Wittenberg Route 1; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Anna Fitzpatrick Donahue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, August 11, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Anna Fitzpatrick Donahue August 11, 1811 - August 6, 1894

The remains of Mrs. Anna Donahue were brought to the city for burial last Monday from Mauston, where she died at the home of her son, Ed Donahue, after an illness of about two weeks. The deceased was the wife of James Donahue, both of whom were residents of this place for nearly thirty years. After the death of Mr. Donahue, which occurred a year ago last January, the widow went to Mauston to live with her son. Eight children survive her, four of whom, Mrs. M. Lynch of Lanark, Mrs. Owen McHugh of Rhinelander, E. Donahue of Mauston, and Patrick Donahue of Ashland were present to attend the funeral. The remains arrived on the noon train Tuesday and were conveyed to St. Stephen's Church where services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Rice. The pall bearers were Frank Clark, James O'Brien, Nicholas Schmidt, James Glennon, Sr., Charles Van Hecke, Sr. and M. O'Keefe.

Reprinted from the Portage County (Wisconsin) Gazette, Wednesday, August 8, 1894 (front page):

Mrs. Anna Fitzpatrick Donahue

A telegram received in this city Monday morning announced the death of Mrs. Anna Donahue, wife of the late Jas. Donahue, she having passed away at the home of her son, Ed. Donahue, in Mauston, at 5:10 o'clock that morning. She had always enjoyed the best of health until two weeks ago last Sunday, when she was taken ill with summer complaint. Thereafter she gradually grew weaker, but fatal results were not entirely feared until Sunday last, when the change for the worse was as sudden as it was severe, and she passed quietly away at the hour above mentioned.

Anna Fitzpatrick was born in County Monihan, Ireland, August 10, 1811, and was therefore nearly 83 years of age. She was married in her native country to Jas. Donahue over 55 years ago, and they sailed for Canada the following year. On the 4th of July 1865, they started for Wisconsin with their family, coming direct to Stevens Point, where Mr. Donahue died on the 3rd of January, 1893. The ensuing three months were then spent by the aged widow with her daughter, Mrs. M. Lynch, in the town of Lanark, and since that time she has lived with her son at Mauston. Mrs. Donahue was a most exemplary Christian woman, a good mother and friend, and the many who knew her these many years will be pained to learn of her death. The remains arrived here on the noon train, Tuesday, the funeral taking place from St. Stephen's Church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The pall bearers were Jas. O'Brien, Frank Clark, Nicholas Schmitt, Jas. Glennon, Charles Van Hecke and M. O'Keefe. Besides the son and daughter above mentioned the deceased lady also leaves two sons, John, of East Avon, N. Y., and Patrick, of Ashland, and four other daughters, Mrs. Hiram Covell, of Canada; Mrs. Ben Gilpin of Washburn; Mrs. Owen McHugh and Mrs. P. Morgan, of Rhinelander.


James Donahue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, January 4, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of James Donahue

Jas. Donahue, one of our veteran residents, died at his home, corner of Elk and Wisconsin Streets, at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. For the past four months he had been confined to the house most of the time, being able to be out occasionally, and only began to fail rapidly a couple of days before his death, which was caused by pleurisy.

The deceased gentleman was born in the County Monihan, Ireland, and was 80 years of age. He was married to Anna Fitzpatrick in his native land fifty four years ago and the following year they sailed for Canada where they lived for a number of years. The family came to Wisconsin in 1865, arriving in Stevens Point on the 14th of July, and have lived here ever since.

Mr. Donahue was a good citizen, honest, industrious and frugal, and was liked and esteemed by all who knew him.

He was the father of a large family, eight of whom, together with the aged wife, survive him. the children are Mrs. Hiram (Susan) Covell of Canada; John Donahue, of Livingstone Co., New York; Mrs. M. (Mary) Lynch, of Buena Vista; Mrs. Ben (Rose) Gilpin, of Washburn; Mrs. Owen (Catherine) McHugh, of Rhinelander; Edward Donahue of Mauston; Patrick Donahue, of Ashland; and Mrs. P. (Anna) Morgan, of Rhinelander. The funeral will take place from St. Stephen's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, Rev. Father Brooks officiating, and Maurice O'Connell, Wm. Collins, Nicholas Schmitt, W. W. Spraggon, Jas. Glennon and Louis I. Moe will act as pall bearers.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, January 7, 1893.

James Donahue

James Donahue, who had resided in this city since 1865, died at his home corner of Elk and Wisconsin streets on Tuesday last, aged 80 years. The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church on Thursday. The deceased leaves a wife and eight children.


Elizabeth (Eliza) Nolan Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 28, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Called Home

Shortly after seven o'clock Wednesday evening, April 18th, at her home on the north side, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doyle, aged sixty-six years. For over two years she had been failing in health, and the last two weeks of her life were days of much suffering for her. Her death, although it came not unexpected, has caused much sorrow in this city. A large family of grown-up children are left to mourn her death. Short funeral services were held at the Catholic church yesterday, after which the remains were followed to the Northwestern depot for shipment to Stevens Point, to be placed in the family lot in the Stockton cemetery.--Rhinelander Herald.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 25, 1894:

Death of Mrs. Doyle

Mrs. Peter Doyle, a resident of Rhinelander during the past three years, died in that city at twenty minutes past seven o'clock, last Wednesday evening, April 18th, and the remains were brought here for interment, arriving on Friday evening. They were taken from the Green Bay depot direct to the residence of Mrs. John Conniff, at the corner of Fay and Fremont streets, from where the funeral started on Saturday morning. The interment took place in the town of Stockton, the funeral procession from this city consisting of a long line of carriages, and it increased in length at many points along the road until St. Mary's church was reached. Here a mass for the dead was celebrated by Rev. J. Hummel, and thereafter Hugh Black, Matthew Heffron, Patrick Stapleton, Moses Leary, Patrick O'Keefe and Owen Fehely, old friends of the deceased for nearly forty years, conveyed the remains to the church yard, where they were placed beside those of her husband and little child, who had gone before.

The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Eliza Nolan, was born at Elizabethtown, County Leeds, Ontario, and was 66 years of age. She was married at her native home to Peter Doyle 42 years ago. Four years thereafter they came to Portage county, locating at once in the town of Stockton, where they continued to reside until after the death of the husband, six years ago. About five years ago Mrs. Doyle removed to this city, and three years ago went to Rhinelander. She had not enjoyed good health for a number of years, and during the past winter especially had suffered greatly, being confined to her bed most of the time. Her last moments, however, were without pain, she having passed into a sleep at an early hour the morning before her death. Mrs. Doyle was the mother of thirteen children; eleven of whom are living, as follows: Michael, of Tomahawk; Lawrence, Peter, Thomas, Maurice, Mrs. Thos. Carney, and Misses Rennie, Jennie, Agnes and Kate Doyle, of Rhinelander, and Mrs. Patrick Murphy, of Knox Mills. All were present at the funeral, as was also Mr. Murphy of Knox Mills, Mrs. Thos. Doyle, Mrs. F. Patterson, Thos. Carney, Thos. Coffey, Thos. Riley, Peter Lavin and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Nolan, all of Rhinelander, Mr. Nolan being an only brother of the deceased. She also leaves two sisters, one at Oswego and the other at Utica. N. Y.

Katherine Ryan Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 17, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Peter Doyle

Mrs. Peter Doyle, a lifelong resident of Portage county, died Sunday morning at 9:15 o'clock at her home at 923 Normal avenue. She had been in poor health for the past year and a half and confined to bed for two weeks.

Mrs. Doyle, whose maiden name was Catherine Ryan, was born on July 13, 1869, at Jordan, town of Hull. She was the daughter of the late Dennis and Catherine Ryan. She attended the district school at Jordan and her marriage to Mr. Doyle of the town of Sharon took place on November 26, 1891, at St. Mary's church at Custer. The couple lived in the town of Sharon for two years and then moved to a farm near Custer. They moved to Stevens Point in the fall of 1920, and lived at the residence on Normal avenue since.

Mrs. Doyle was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's church.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Olson, 921 Main street, and Mrs. Hanford Halverson, 923 Normal avenue; one sister, Miss Nellie Ryan, 921 Main street; one brother, James Ryan, Stone Lake, and one granddaughter, Eileen Olson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey will officiate and burial will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body was taken from the Boston funeral home this afternoon to the family home where it will be until the time of the funeral.


Peter Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Saturday, October 15, 1887. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle died at his residence in the town of Stockton, Saturday afternoon last. Mr. Doyle was born in Ireland, and at the time of his death was in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He had resided in this county for about thirty-two years and was one of the most successful farmers in that town. The deceased was confined to his bed only a few weeks, although he has been ailing for the past year or more. His death was caused by Bright's disease of the kidneys. A wife, seven daughters and four sons are left to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband, besides three brothers and one sister. One daughter, Mrs. Patrick Murphy, resides in this city, and a son, Michael, at Mosinee, another, Larry at Wausau, and Thomas and Peter at Rhinelander. The funeral took place from the Catholic church at Stockton, Monday forenoon, and was largely attended.


Morris Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 20, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF MORRIS DOYLE

Native of Portage County Dies at State Hospital.

Morris Doyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle, former residents of the town of Stockton, now deceased, died at the state hospital at Winnebago, where he had been confined for about a month, on Thursday of last week.

Mr. Doyle was nearly fifty years of age and in the early eighties he went to Rhinelander, where he was employed in the lumber business and also served on the police department. He is survived by two sons, Melburn and Morris, both living at Rhinelander, three brothers, Thomas and Peter Doyle of Rhinelander and Lawrence Doyle of Wausau, and four sisters, Mrs. Carney of Ely, Minnesota; Mrs. William Dunn of Goodman, this state; Mrs. Lanagan of Madison and Mrs. Wood of Grant's Pass, Oregon. He also has a number of relatives residing in this county.

The body was taken to Rhinelander and the funeral was held there last Friday.

Joseph J. Dragula

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, August 10, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Ill for the last three years, Joseph J. Dragula, 81, 807 West St., died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at his home. Mr. Dragula remained active until a week before his death, when he was confined to bed.

Born in Austria on July 1, 1880, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dragula. As a young man, he came to the United States and made his home in Chicago.

His first wife, to whom he was married in Austria, died in Chicago.  In 1914, he was married in Chicago to the former Julia Platek. They later came to Stevens Point, and Mrs. Dragula died here on Feb. 24, 1920. On Sept. 26, 1922, Mr. Dragula was married at St. Peter's Catholic Church here to the former Nellie Mazur.

The couple made their home on a farm on North River drive, within the Stevens Point city limits, and lived there for 29 years. They had resided at their present home for the last eight years.

Mr. Dragula's survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ellis (Lottie) Morton and Mrs. Michael (Julia) Kroll, Chicago, and Mrs. James (Mary) Drefcinski, 325 Washington Ave., and three sons, Joseph, Glenview, Ill., Ted, Chicago, and Roman, at home.

A daughter, two sons, a brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Dragula was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Peter's Church and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Church and burial will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after 6 o'clock Tuesday evening.

The Holy Name Society and the Polish Roman Catholic Union will say the rosary there Tuesday night at 7:30 and a general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 6, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

DRAGULA FUNERAL

The Rev. S. P. Mieczkowski was celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass Thursday morning in St. Peter's Catholic Church for Joseph J. Dragulka of 807 West St. Mr. Dragula died at his home last Sunday.

The Rev. Roy L. Mish was deacon, with the Rev. Anthony Krauza subdeacon for the rites. Burial was in Guardian Angel Cemetery, with Father Mieczkowski officiating at grave side.

The pallbearers were Alex and John Landowski, Edward Drefcinski, Stephen Wroblewski, Felix Glodowski and Alois Okray.

Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Stevens Point and this area, as well as from Chicago and Glenview, Ill.


Roman F. Dragula

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 21, 1986. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Roman F. Dragula, 59, 609 Prentice St., died this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice Center in Marshfield.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Shuda Funeral Chapel.

DRAGULA SERVICES

Services for Roman F. Dragula, 59, will be held at noon Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. Chester Osowski will officiate, and burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at Shuda Funeral Chapel. The BPO Elks Lodge No. 641, of which he was a member, will have a ritual at 7:15 p.m.   A Bible vigil will be held at 8 p.m.  A memorial has been established for the Stevens Point Area Softball Association.

Mr. Dragula, 609 Prentice St., died Friday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice Center, Marshfield following a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Stevens Point, son of the late Joseph and Angela Dragula. He attended St. Peter's School and was graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School in 1945. He was employed by the Stevens Point Dairy until entering the U.S. Army Jan. 4, 1946, in Chicago. He was discharged March 30, 1947, El Paso, Texas.

He worked a short time in Milwaukee then returned here and was employed by the Stevens Point Dairy for 14 years until it closed. In 1965, he purchased a tavern at Second Street and Maria Drive. He had owned and operated Romie's Rendevous since then.

He was married to Diane Straka, Oct. 9, 1971, in Melnik. She survives.  Mr. Dragula was a member of the Portage County Tavern League, Stevens Point Evening Lions Club, Wisconsin Tavern Hosts and North Central Wisconsin Laryngectomy Club.

Survivors besides his wife include, one sister, Mrs. Mary Drefcinski, 321 Washington Ave.; one brother, Joseph, Chicago; two stepsisters, Mrs. Michael (Julia) Kroll and Mrs. Lottie Morton, both of Chicago; and one stepbrother, Ted Dragula, Oregon state. He was preceded in death by two stepbrothers and one stepsister.


John Drapes, Sr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 19, 1953. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John Drapes, Sr., 79, died unexpectedly at 3:30 o’clock this morning at his home at 402 Dixon street.  Mr. Drapes had been active previously.

Funeral services will be at 9 o’clock Thursday morning at St. Stanislaus’ Catholic church, with burial to be in Guardian Angel cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call at the Rosenow-Moore funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday evening. The rosary will be recited there at 8 o’clock both evenings.

He was born June 30, 1873, at Nurnberg, Germany, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Drapes. He came to this country with his parents when he was 10 years old and the family settled in Stevens Point.

He remained at home until his marriage in 1894 at Sacred Heart church at Polonia to the former Katherine Hintz.

Afterward, the couple lived for many years on the South side. His wife preceded him in death March 21, 1952.

Mr. Drapes was employed as a sawyer in lumber camps until about 20 years ago. Since then he has remained at home.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus’ church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. H. F. Moberg, Abbotsford, Mrs. Emil Somerfeldt, 807 Water street, and Mrs. Paul Mancheski, 408 North Second street; two sons, John, Jr., and Roman, at home; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank, 402 West Clark street, and Joseph, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. George Dayo, 201 Fifth avenue, and Mrs. Frank Kallman, Wisconsin Rapids.

One half-brother, Edward Drapes, 715 Union street, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Irvin Lutz, 1103 Church street, Mrs. Charles Mase, 433 Center street, and Mrs. Helen Sarb, Virginia, Minn.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph; one daughter, Patty; a sister, Mrs. Annie Howard, and one brother, Alex.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 23, 1953. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Drapes Funeral

The funeral of John Drapes, Sr., who died at his home at 402 Dixon street Monday morning, was held at St. Stanislaus’ Catholic church Thursday morning.

Rev. Anthony Krausa of Stevens Point, a cousin of Mr. Drapes, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will take place in Guardian Angel cemetery in the spring.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Alois Chilla, Joseph Fox, Peter Clausen, Samuel Mills, Oscar Hodell and John Oertel.

Those attending the services from a distance were Mrs. Irving Jerabek, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lorbecke and Mrs. Francis Polly, Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Moberg and daughter, Carol, Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Moberg, Wausau, and many friends and relatives from this vicinity.


John Drapes

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 12, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John Drapes Sr., 65, 408 N. 2nd St., died at 6:20 this morning at St. Michael's hospital. He had been a patient there for two weeks.

A native of Stevens Point, he was born August 9, 1896, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Drapes.

He attended St. Peter's parochial school here and as a young man served in the U.S. Navy.

He enlisted during World War I on May 1, 1918 and was discharged as a fireman first class on September 30, 1921.

Afterwards he lived in New York. He was married there in 1923 and then returned to Stevens Point with his two children in 1933.

During the 1930s Mr. Drapes was employed on the Boulder (Hoover) Dam project in Nevada, his children staying here during that time with their grandmother, the late Mrs. John Drapes.

Then for 20 years he was employed in Milwaukee in construction work returning here three years ago and making his home with a sister, Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) Mancheski at 408 North 2nd.

He is survived by a son John Jr. 401 Franklin St.; a daughter Mrs. Garnett (Katherine) Mansfield, Chattanooga, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Emil (Frances) Sommerfeldt, 807 Water St., Mrs. Harry (Johanna) Moberg, Abbotsford, and Mrs. Mancheski, and a brother, Roman Drapes, Whiting.

A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dzikoski funeral home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal February 13, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Drapes funeral Wednesday

Funeral services for John drapes Sr. 65, 408 N. 2nd., St. who died Monday will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the spring in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski funeral home, where the rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 15, 1962.

Mr. Drapes funeral

The Rev. S. P. Miechowski conducted funeral services Wednesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church for John Drapes Sr., 65, 408 N. 2nd. St. who died Monday. Burial will take place in the spring in Guardian Angel Cemetery. William Mancheski, Irving Jerabek, Lloyd Moberg, Robert Bohm, Joseph Fox, and Peter Zimbauer were pallbearers. Relatives and friends attended from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Abbotsford, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Wausau and Stevens Point area.


John J. Drapes

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 30, 1984. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John J. Drapes, 58, 701 Franklin St., died this morning at St. Michael's hospital emergency room after being stricken at home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. Chester Osowski will officiate, and burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Shuda Funeral Chapel.   American Legion Post #6 and Polish Legion of American veterans will combine for a ritual at 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a general rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He was born August 3, 1925, in Palmer Falls, New York son of Mr. and Mrs. John Drapes. His mother, Mrs. V. G. (Muriel) Martin, survives, residing in Gordonsville, Va.

He moved to Stevens Point as a child and graduated from P.J. Jacobs high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on October 3, 1942 and was discharged on May 8, 1943. He enlisted in the US Army on September 23, 1943. He received the World War II victory ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged March 9, 1946, at Fort Mead, Md. He returned to Stevens Point and drove Greyhound bus until becoming a truck driver for Moland trucking, Crestline and Neuendorf trucking until retiring in 1983.

He was married to Dorothy Zywicki on August 19, 1950, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. She survives.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 6 in the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Greater Polonia Post No. 185.

Survivors besides his mother and wife include two daughters, Mrs. Galen (Patti) Ellenbecker, Dorchester, Mrs. Kurt P. (Pam) Hofmeister, 649 Washington Ave.; five sons, Johnny, 1009 Ramble Lane, Donald 307 River Dr., Plover, Jere, Scandinavia, Jay, Minneapolis, and James, at home; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. R. G. (Katherine) Mansfield, Chattanooga, Tenn.


James D. Drefcinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 28, 1968. Contributed by Betty Martz.

James D. Drefcinski, 37, of 549 Washington Ave., died this morning at 5 o'clock at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison, where he had been a patient since Sept. 6. He had been in ill health for the past three years.

Mr. Drefcinski was born on April 5, 1931. He was the son of Edward J. Drefcinski, 217 1st St., and the late Lillian Drefcinski. He attended St. Peter's Parochial School and was graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1950.

Mr. Drefcinski entered military service on March 3, 1951. He served as a clerical typist in the Air Force. He was discharged on July 11, 1953, at Great Falls Air Force Base, Mont.

Following his discharge he was employed by the Wisconsin River Division of Consolidated Papers, Inc. until 1965 when he became ill.

He was married on Oct. 13, 1956, at St. Peter's Catholic Church to Mary Dragula. the couple have lived at the present address since 1957.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mary, age 11 years, Catherine, 8 and Christine, 5; his father; four brothers, William Drefcinski, Sepulvda, Calif., Paul and Earl at home and David, 2942A Algoma St., and six sisters, Mrs. John (Joan) Formella, Arthurdale, W. Va., Mrs. Richard (Romona) Stepaniak, 241 4th Ave., Miss Dorothy Drefcinski, at home, Mrs. Ralph (Mary Jane) Meshak, 133 Prentice St., Mrs. Frank (Clara) Sniadajewski, Hull, and Mrs. Conrad (Dolores) Lepak, Polonia.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Church with burial to follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. Beren's Scribner Post No. 6, American Legion, will conduct its ritual Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, will say the rosary at 7:30. He was a member of both groups. A general rosary will follow at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 31, 1968. Contributed by Betty Martz.

DREFCINSKI FUNERAL

Funeral services for James D. Drefcinski, 549 Washington Ave., who died Monday, were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Mr. Drefcinski, 37, died at the Veteran's Administration Hospital following an illness of three years.

The Rev. John Wisneski officiated at a requiem mass at the church and at committal rites at the grave in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Military services were conducted at the grave. The firing squad was John Drapes, Thomas Helminski, George Quimby, Victor Jablonski, Leonard Zeleski, George Allen and Phil Kulinski. The color bearers were R. B. Lewis and Irv Lutz.

Pallbearers were Joseph Woyak, Bruce Fischer, James Adamski, Joseph and Norman Drefcinski and Chester Dombrowski. Relatives and friends attended from Sepulveda, Calif., Arthurdale, W. Va., Chicago, and Glenview, Ill., Grand Rapids, Mich., Manitowoc and the Stevens Point area.


Helen Gray Droske

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 28, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John Droske

Mrs. John Droske, 62, of Amherst, a resident of Portage county for many years, died Monday evening at 6:15 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She suffered a stroke Saturday evening and was brought to the hospital immediately after in an unconscious condition. She did not regain consciousness.

Mrs. Droske, whose maiden name was Helen Gray, was born in Lanark on November 28, 1873, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Gray. Her marriage to Mr. Droske took place on August 24, 1898, at Waupaca, where the Gray family was living at the time. Mr. and Mrs. Droske resided at Waupaca for a short time after their marriage and then moved to Almond where Mr. Droske was in the blacksmith business for many years. They then lived at Amherst for a short time, moving to Oshkosh about 16 years ago where they lived until a year ago. At that time they returned to Amherst.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Mable Van Rooy of Appleton and Mrs. Mildred Ackerman and Mrs. Lillian Vader of Oshkosh; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Hopkins of Amherst and Mrs. Byron True and Mrs. Eugene Boushley of Almond, and 10 grandchildren. A brother, John Gray, died during the World war, while in service, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Larson, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Droske was a member of the Sodality of St. James church at Amherst, the American Legion auxiliary and the Smile a While club at Oshkosh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. James' church at Amherst after which the body will be taken to the Sisa and Dill funeral home at Oshkosh. A requiem high mass will be sung Thursday morning at St. Peter's church at Oshkosh. Burial will follow in Memorial cemetery at Oshkosh. The rosary will be said this evening at 8 o'clock at the Carey funeral home at Amherst where the body will remain until the time of the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 31, 1936:

Funeral for Mrs. Droske

Funeral services for Mrs. John H. Droske of Amherst, who died Monday evening, were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. James' church at Amherst. Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated. The body was then taken to Oshkosh where services were conducted Thursday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church. Burial was made in Memorial cemetery in Oshkosh.

The pallbearers were Patrick Gray, William Dougherty, Edward Hopkins, Thomas Brown, Bryan True and William Ryan.


Barbara Ann Dulak

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April, 10, 1989. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Barbara Ann Dulak, 38, 601 John's Drive, died Friday after being stricken at home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Shuda Funeral Chapel.  A Bible vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Dulak was born on Dec. 7, 1950, in Stevens Point, a daughter of Steve and Eleanore Dulak. She attended St. Stanislaus Grade School and graduated from PJ Jacobs High School in 1971.

She was a food preparer at Portesi Italian Foods after working various other jobs.

She also worked as a volunteer with St. Michael's Hospital, River Pines Living Center and the Red Cross.

Survivors include her parents, 1935 Oak St.; two sisters, Lucille (John) Lutz, 1725 Fremont St., and Shirley (David) Mahoney, Sun Prairie; two brothers, Stephen (Cheryl), Wisconsin Rapids, and Michael (Robin), 209 Second St. N.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.


John Dulak

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 12, 1942. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John Dulak, age 56, a town of Dewey farmer, died Friday night at 11:05 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He had been in ill health for five years and entered the hospital on November 30.

Mr. Dulak was born on March 1, 1886, in the town of New Hope, a son of the late Stephen and Mary Dulak. He made his home in New Hope most of the time until his marriage. He was married on January 22, 1903, to Martha Szczesney of Mill Creek at St. Bartholomew's Catholic church. After their marriage the couple lived in Leona where Mr. Dulak was employed in a saw mill. They remained there four years and then returned to Portage County. After residing on a farm in Buena Vista for a year they located on the present farm in Dewey. Mr Dulak was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Torun. He was a former director of the Rockland School in Dewey for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife; 13 children, Mrs. Barney Danczyk, Mrs. Theodore Gonsiorowski and Mrs. Felix Stanczyk of Dewey, Mrs. John Helminiak of Manitowoc, Miss Martha Dulak of Chicago, PVT Steve Dulak of Camp Meade, Maryland, Private Joseph Dulak of Camp Grant, IL, and John, Elizabeth, Veronica, Bernard, Hedwig, and Theresa Dulak, all at home; a brother, Fred Dulak of Rosholt; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Piotrzkowski of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Walter Spychalla of Milwaukee and Mrs. Joseph Meronek of Stevens Point, and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Torun and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home and will be taken to the family home Monday afternoon. The rosary will be said Sunday night at the funeral home at 8 o'clock and at the Dulak home on Monday and Tuesday nights at the same time.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, December 17, 1942. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral of Mr. Dulak

Rev. Peter Novitski officiated at the requiem high mass Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church at Torun for the late John Dulak, Sr., a town of Dewey farmer, who died last Friday night.

Father Novitski was assisted by Rev. Thaddeus Koszarek of Stevens Point, a nephew of Mr. Dulak. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. The church was filled for the services.
The pallbearers were Stephen Spychalla, Stanley Spychalla, Leon Breske, Felix Eron, Louis Flatoff, and Martin Zoromski.

All of his children were present. Two of his sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Piotrzkowski of Tacoma, WA and Mrs. Walter Spychalla of Milwaukee, were unable to come.
Those from a distance who came included his sons, PVT Steve Dulak of Fort George Meade, Maryland, and Private Joseph Dulak of Camp Grant, IL; his son-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John Helminiak of Manitowoc and Miss Martha Dulak of Chicago; Stephen Spychalla of Milwaukee; Mrs. and Mrs. Stanley Spychalla, Joseph Spychalla and Casmier Fronckowiak of Antigo; Leon Breske and daughter, Alice, and son, John, of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dulak of Mosinee and Mrs. Paul Flaig of Wisconsin Rapids. Many other relatives and friends from Rosholt, Polonia, Plover, Mill Creek and surrounding communities attended.


John Dulak, Jr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 28, 1981. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for John Dulak Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Torun. The Rev Arthur Redmond will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mr. Dulak, 19, 1719 Oakwood Drive, died early Saturday morning at home after suffering an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was born Oct. 14, 1962, in Stevens Point, a son of John Dulak Sr. and Gertrude Dulak. He attended Madison Grade School and P.J. Jacobs Junior High School and graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in May. He was employed by Mullins Cheese Factory in Knowlton.

Survivors include his parents, same address; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Lewandowski, 4295 N. Sunset Drive; two brothers, David, 308 6th Ave, and Leon, 30 Jacklin Manor, Plover; five sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Bernadine) Rozak, 1430 N. Torun Road, Mrs. Kathy Joski, Unity, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Stuart, Warrensburg, MO., Mrs. Charles (Delores) Hardin, Goodfellow, TX and Miss Victoria Dulak, at home; three nieces and two nephews. One sister preceded him in death.


Joseph P. Dulak

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Februry 8, 1994. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Joseph P. Dulak, 77, formerly of 3200 Water St, died Monday, Feb. 7, 1994, at the WI Veterans Home, King. He had been a resident there for the past year.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Kiedinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home.

The American Legion Post No. 6 will hold a ritual at 6:45 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1917, in the town of Dewey, to the late John and Martha (Chesney) Dulak. He attended Rockling School, Dewey. Mr. Dulak entered the US Army on October 21, 1941 and served as a private with the 4th Service Command. He was honorably discharged on August 20, 1942. He was married to Grace Lewandwoski on Sept. 11, 1948, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. She survives in Stevens Point. After their marriage, the couple settled in Stevens Point. They lived at their present address for the past 12 years.

Mr. Dulak worked for Pagel Milling and Worzalla Publishing and also did carpentry work. He retired in 1982. He was a member of Berens-Scribner Post No. 6 American Legion, and also Monsignor McGinley Council No. 1170 Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed engraving and making leather belts.

Survivors also include two brothers, Steve (Eleanore), Stevens Point, and Bernard (Easbel), Milwaukee; nine sisters, Angeline Danczyk, Regina Danczyk, Emily Gonsiorowski, all of Stevens Point, Helen Helminiak, Manitowoc, Martha (William) Sorna, Chicago, Elizabeth (Mario) Mancini, Peoria, AZ., Veronia Roberts, Winchfield, IL, Hedwig (Albin) Napiwocki, Mosinee, and Theresa (Leonard) King, Stevens Point. He was preceded in death by one brother.


Frank Arthur Dumphy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 29, 1949. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Dumphy Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services for Frank Arthur Dumphy, 61, 337 Franklin street, who died Saturday night at Milwaukee County General hospital from injuries he received several hours earlier in an automobile collision near Milwaukee, will be held in Stevens Point Wednesday morning.

The services will be held at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church and burial will follow in the Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Rosenow and Dzikoski funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening at 7:30 o'clock.

Mr. Dumphy's wife and son, Albin, driver of the car, were injured in the accident and are patients at the Milwaukee county hospital. Mrs. Dumphy, whose condition is serious, received a broken pelvis, broken ribs and head and leg injuries. The son suffered fractured ribs, head bruises and shock.

The Dumphys had been visiting Mrs. Dumphy's niece, Mrs. Joseph Palmer, in Milwaukee and were en route home when the accident occurred. They were driving north on Highway 100 when their car was struck by a westbound automobile at the intersection of West Silver Spring drive.

Mrs. Florian Bieniewski of Milwaukee, a sister of Mrs. Dumphy, and Mrs. Palmer arrived in Stevens Point Monday evening.

Besides his wife, the former Bertha Landowski, and son, Albin, Mr. Dumphy is survived by two brothers, Ed Dumphy of the town of Linwood and John Dumphy of Elcondido, Calif. Steven and Joseph Gates of Stevens Point are cousins and Mrs. William Dagneau and Mrs. Martin Spellman, also of Stevens Point, are nieces.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 25, 1949. Contributed by Betty Martz.

FUNERAL OF MR. DUMPHY

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry J. Ehr was the celebrant of a requiem mass Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church for the funeral of Frank A. Dumphy, 337 Franklin street, who died last Saturday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Monsirgnor Ehr conducted rites at the grave in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Mosing, Joseph Lychwick, Edward Dumphy, Stephen Casperson, Alfred Larsen and Raymond Peck.

Those from away who came for the funeral were Mrs. Florian Bieniewski and Mrs. Joseph Palmer of Milwaukee; Leo Belke, Paul Belke and Mildred Belke of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Depka of Rosholt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Landowski of Knowlton; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Strychoske of Birnamwood and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lychwick of Amherst Junction.


Frank Gerald Dumphy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 14, 1944, front page. Contributed by Betty Martz.

MISSING PILOT CRASHED INTO SEA, IS WORD
Detailed Report Sent To Parents of Lieut. "Jerry" Dumphy

Lieut. (jg) Frank Gerald Dumphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Dumphy, 327 Franklin street, who was reported in January as missing in the performance of his duty in the navy, crashed in the collision of the fighter plane he was piloting with another plane in his squadron, his parents have been informed by his flight commander, John P. Rembart, Jr. He was serving in the southwest Pacific and was 26 years old. A letter from the flight commander, containing detailed information and dated January 28, says in part:

"By now the navy department will have informed you that Jerry is missing in action. I know what a shock this news must have brought, and in writing you this letter I do not want to aggravate that shock. But I believe you will want to know the details of what happened so far as we can determine and that is what I will attempt to give you now.

Anxious to Get Jap Plane

"Our squadron has been based on a small island in the South Pacific. Every day we have taken part in combat missions to enemy territory. Jerry has his regular turn in those missions. He seemed happy and interested in his work. He was impatient to knock down his first enemy plane. On January 1 our fighters escorted a large number of bombers to the Rabaul area. During and after the bombing run, our information was attached by enemy Zero fighters. Everything seemed to be all right until we were well on the retirement course toward home.

Crashes Into Sea

"At that time Jerry suddenly pulled up from below and crashed his plane into a plane piloted by Lt. (jg) Robert Irven Roth, of our squadron. Jerry's plane was cut into two just forward of the tail section. The two parts were seen to crash into the sea. Jerry did not parachute and he was not seen to get out of the plane. Subsequent search of the area was negative. Jerry evidently did not see the other plane when he pulled up. Most of us believe that Jerry or his plane had been hit by previous enemy fire and that one or the other was out of control. Lt. Roth sustained minor damage to his plane and brought it back to base."

Still Listed as Missing

The letter said that the possibilities of Lieutenant Dumphy being found alive were small but added that the parents should not lose all hope as there have been cases of missing pilots being found weeks and months after failure to return to base.  It also added there was a possibility he was a prisoner of war. In any case, he will be listed as missing until January 1, 1946.

"The squadron had come to know Jerry well and to like him without exception," the letter continued. "Each of his squadron mates feels a deep personal loss in his passing. Jerry's country is proud of him and I know, behind your grief, you are proud, too. Your son has given the last full measure of devotion."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 31, 1945. Contributed by Betty Martz.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Catholic church Monday morning at 8 o'clock for Lt. (jg) Frank Gerald Dumphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dumphy, 327 Franklin street, who was reported missing Jan. 1, 1944, in a plane crash in the Solomon sea following a raid on Rabaul, New Britain.  Rt., Rev. Msgr. Julius Chylinski officiated and the American Legion memorial service was conducted by Frank Grabin, Barney Stroik and R. B. Lewis.

Another son in the Dumphy family, Sgt. Albin J. Dumphy, is home on 34 day furlough, while being redeployed, after serving a year in the European war theatre.


Ellen Tobin Dunn

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 24, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Fatal Stroke of Paralysis

Mrs. Ellen Dunn, a resident of Portage county nearly 70 years and who had made her home at 1202 Clark street, died very unexpectedly at St. Michael's hospital this morning at 9 o'clock. She suffered a paralytic stroke on Monday while alone in the house. A near neighbor heard her groans and came to Mrs. Dunn's assistance. She was conveyed to the hospital, where she remained a semi-conscious condition throughout last night.

Ellen Tobin, the maiden name of the deceased, was a native of Hartford, Conn., born there 74 years ago, but when she was six years of age the family moved to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Lanark. She was married there to Patrick Dunn and resided in Lanark continuously until coming to Stevens Point. Mr. Dunn passed away seven years ago. There are six children, Richard of this city, Catherine and Mrs. John Shields of Milwaukee, Henry of Montana, Sylvester of Chippewa Falls and Frank now in the United States navy. There are also three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Margaret Anderson and Daniel Tobin of this city, Mrs. W. J. Leary of Amherst, Richard Tobin of California, Michael Tobin of Oconomowoc and Mrs. Nick Burns of Almond.

Arrangements for the funeral await the arrival of relatives from a distance but may be announced tomorrow.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 27, 1924:

BURIAL OF MRS. DUNN

Largely attended funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church this morning for Mrs. Ellen Dunn, pioneer resident of this city and county, who expired at St. Michael's hospital early this week. Rev. P. Skell, assistant pastor of St. Stephen's congregation, officiated at the mass and also offered prayers as the remains were consigned to their last resting place in the parish cemetery. Casket bearers were John C. Leary, W. J. Delaney, John E. Leahy, John Roe, Tom Brown and John J. Ryan.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 28, 1924:

Relatives and Friends who came from a distance to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Ellen Dunn, held on Friday, included Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Dunn and five sons of Miles City, Montana; Michael Tobin and family of Oconomowoc; W. J. Leary and family of Amherst Junction; Nick Burns and family of Almond; Miss Catherine Dunn of Milwaukee; Miss Ella Dunn of Pewaukee; Richard Dunn of Chippewa Falls; John Gray, P. Gray, William Dougherty and other from Lanark.


Patrick L. Dunn

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 11, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Patrick Dunn

Word has been received in the city of the death of Patrick Dunn, which occurred at the state asylum at Oshkosh, where he had been confined. The decedent was formerly a resident of Lanark and was one of the early settlers of that part of the county. The remains will arrive in the city on Wednesday and will be taken to Lanark for burial. He was taken to the hospital only a few days ago.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 13, 1918:

Funeral of Patrick Dunne

The body of the late Patrick Dunne arrived here Tuesday morning and was taken to Lanark. The funeral will be held Saturday morning. Interment will be in the cemetery at Lanark.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 15, 1918:

Mr. Dunn's Funeral

The funeral of the late Patrick Dunne was held Saturday morning from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The body was taken to Lanark for burial.


Richard H. Dunn

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 13, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Richard H. Dunn

Richard H. Dunn, Milwaukee, a former resident of the town of Buena Vista, died suddenly last Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at Emergency hospital, Milwaukee. He became ill at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning and was removed to the hospital where he passed away a few hours later.

Mr. Dunn, who was a son of the late Patrick L. and Ellen Dunn, pioneer residents of Buena Vista, was born in Buena Vista in 1876. He spent his boyhood and early manhood in Buena Vista and then moved to Iron Mountain, Michigan. He located at Milwaukee in 1924. At the time of his death he was employed in the car department of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad.

Surviving are two brothers and two sisters. They are Patrick H. Dunn of Miles City, Montana, Sylvester Dunn of Minneapolis, Miss Katherine Dunn of Milwaukee and Mrs. J. A. Shields of Pewaukee.

The body is expected to arrive Tuesday morning on Soo Line train No. 17 and will be taken to the Boston funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and the body will be placed in a receiving vault. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Stephen's cemetery.


William Lawrence Dunne

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, November 11, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

W. DUNNE KILLED AT SOO ROUNDHOUSE

Young Man Crushed Between Engine Tank and Stone Wall Wednesday. Aged 24 Years And Unmarried.

William Lawrence Dunne, aged 24, son of Mrs. Ellen Dunne, 1209 Clark street, was instantly killed at the Soo line roundhouse at 4:10 o'clock Wednesday. Mr. Dunne was engaged as night hostler helper in which capacity he had been employed since Oct. 24. Orval Ustrander, night hostler, was backing engine No. 2633 out of the end stall of the old roundhouse at the time of the accident. Mr. Dunne, who wished to leave the roundhouse, attempted to get through the door in advance of the engine but was caught between the stone wall and the engine tank. His chest and left side were badly crushed and his neck was broken. He was immediately taken into the office in the roundhouse but died within five minutes.

Mr. Dunne was engaged in the same work at the roundhouse about four years ago, working from October until April. He was born on a farm in the town of Buena Vista April 21, 1892, and came to this city with his mother about four years ago. After he left the roundhouse he went to work at the Coye Furniture Co. factory. Nov. 15, 1914, he went into the employ of A. L. Halstead as deliveryman. He remained there for about a year and a half after which he went to Milwaukee where he took up electrical work. He remained there about four months, returning here Oct. 3.

Mr. Dunne is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ellen Dunne, 1209 Clark street; his father, Patrick Dunne of Buena Vista, and two sisters and four brothers, who are Miss Katheryn Dunne, Milwaukee; Miss Nellie Dunne, who is engaged as teacher at Garland, Mont.; Richard, Chippewa Falls; Patrick, Harlow Town, Mont.; Sylvester and Frank, Minneapolis.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, November 18, 1916:

The funeral of W. L. Dunne Monday was in charge of the Rev. W. J. Rice and burial was at St. Stephen's cemetery instead of St. Joseph's.


Nellie Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 27, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Nellie Doyle, 83, 1906 Plover St., died Sunday evening at St. Michael's Hospital, after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. A memorial has been established in her name to the Stevens Point Area Health Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

Miss Doyle was born Feb. 14, 1892, in Custer, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle. She was educated in this area and later received nurses training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She was a nurse, and as a hobby she worked as a seamstress.

Survivors include four sisters, Lucy Doyle, 1906 Plover St., Mrs. Hugh (Margaret) Leary, West Allis, Mrs. Catherine Pawelski, Racine, and Mrs. Clements (Gertrude) Steffanus, 2041 McCulloch St.

Three brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Doyle was a member of St. Stephen's Altar Society and was a former member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters.

Peter G. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 6, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

A retired Town of Lanark farmer, Peter G. Doyle, 93, died Saturday at King, where he had made his home for the past 10 years.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Waupaca, with the Rev. Michael S. Wasniewski officiating. Burial followed in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lanark.

Mr. Doyle was born April 9, 1873 in the Town of Stockton, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle.

On May 9, 1900, he married the former Ellen Hopkins at St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Waupaca. Mrs. Doyle died Sept. 22, 1959.

He is survived by three sons, Francis and Joseph, Waupaca, and Peter, Milwaukee; and five daughters, Mrs. Julius (Mary) Becker, Rothschild, Mrs. Marvin (Grace) Dupuis, Mosinee, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Davies, Waupaca, Mrs. Howard (Eileen) Seavers, Junction City and Miss Monica Doyle, King.

Evelyn Kabachinski McGill DuFault

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 23, 1989. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Evelyn M. DuFault

Evelyn M. DuFault, 68, 1017 Phillips St., died Friday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospice Center in Marshfield.

She had been a resident of the center for five days and in ill health for several months.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church. The Rev. William Moeschler will officiate and burial will follow at the Guardia Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Dzikowski/Pisarski Funeral Home. The St. Stanislaus Rosary Society will pray a general rosary at 7:30 p.m.

She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Stephen and Veronica Kabachinski. She attended St. Stephen Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.

She was married to James J. McGill Aug. 18, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif. He died Aug. 20, 1969.

She then married Raymond DuFault April 2, 1977, at St. Joseph Church in Crandon. After the marriage they settled in Stevens Point. He survives.

She was employed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for SAGA Food Service for 10 years. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Rosary Society, Rose No 2.

Survivors besides her husband include two daughters, Chris (Jim) Herron, St. Paul, and Laurie (Charles) Grubba, 1601 College Ave.; two sons, James (Debra) McGill, Plover, and Stephen (Marilyn) McGill, New Berlin; six grandchildren; one sister, Regina (James) Spreda, Stevens Point; and one brother, Leonard (Gertrude) Kabachinski, Menomonee Falls.

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


Bernard J. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 13, 1983. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Bernard J. Dineen

Bernard J. Dineen, 57, Valders, was killed Sunday morning in an auto accident in Kewaunee County. He was a former Stevens Point resident.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, with the Rev. Reginald Schrimpf officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

Mr. Dineen was born March 10, 1926, in Stevens Point, son of the late Charles and Catherine Dineen. He was graduated from Stevens Point High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years with the Seabees in the South Pacific.

He was married to Marie Haurnschild Nov. 27, 1948 in Milladore. She survives. Mr. Dineen was employed by General Telephone Co. and lived in several Wisconsin cities. The couple settled in Valders in 1963. He then worked as an electrician at Point Beach nuclear power plant. Mr. Dineen was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Catholic Knights Golden Agers and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was active in Valders politics.

Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Kim (Diane) Grube, Kiel, and Kathleen Dineen, at home; two sons, Gary, Newton and David, Kiel; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Thompson, Stevens Point and Eileen Dineen, Fond du Lac; and one brother, Thomas, Oakfield. He was preceded in death by one brother.


Cicely Agnes Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 12, 1970. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Cicely Doyle

Cicely Agnes Doyle, 75, 1908 Plover St., died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital Monday following a stroke.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis Leary, O.F.M. Cap., a nephew, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call today at the Crosby Funeral Home. A general rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Doyle was born March 26, 1895, in Custer, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle.

She has lived in Stevens Point since 1926 and worked as a practical nurse until her retirement in 1958. She was a member of St. Stephen's Altar Society.

Survivors include five sisters, Nellie and Lucy, at home, Mrs. Hugh (Margaret) Leary, West Allis, Mrs. Emil (Catherine) Pawelski, Racine, and Mrs. Clement Steffanus, 2041 McCulloch St.

Three brothers and three sisters preceded Miss Doyle in death.

Six nephews will be pallbearers. They will include Robert Leary, Sr., Norman Leary, Fredrick Leary, Michael Doyle, LeRoy Steffanus and Raymond Pawelski.


Peter E. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 22, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Peter E. Doyle

Peter E. Doyle, age 79, 923 Normal avenue, a lifelong resident of Portage county and a member of a well known early day family, died Wednesday afternoon at 12:25 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. Mr. Doyle had been in ill health since suffering a stroke two years ago. He suffered a second stroke on Monday and was removed by ambulance to the hospital where he had been in an unconscious condition since.

A native of the town of Sharon, Mr. Doyle was born on May 6, 1863. He was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth O'Keefe Doyle, natives of Ireland, who came to the United States from Canada in the early 1850s. He spent his early life on his parents' farm on Sharon and during his early manhood worked in lumber camps in this vicinity. His marriage to Catherine Ryan of Jordan took place on November 26, Thanksgiving day, 1892. The couple lived in Sharon for two years and then purchased a farm in the town of Stockton, northeast of Custer. They resided at the Stockton farm home until 22 years ago when they bought the present home on Normal avenue. Mrs. Doyle died on September 16, 1934.

Mr. Doyle will be remembered as one of Portage county's old time fiddlers. He was a former member of the choir at St. Mary's Catholic church for many years and during his residence in Stockton served as clerk of the Custer school for 25 years. At the time of his death he was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Karl Kuhl, 744 Main street, and Mrs. Hanford Halverson, 923 Normal avenue, a granddaughter, Miss Eileen Olson, 744 Main street, and a brother, Michael Doyle of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. A son, Matthew, his first child, died at the age of five. He was a brother of the late Richard, Thomas, Martin and John Doyle and Mrs. Timothy Welch, and a half-brother to the late Mrs. Ellen Nugent.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday night at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, October 26, 1942:

Funeral of Mr. Doyle

Funeral services for Peter E. Doyle, 923 Normal avenue, who died Wednesday, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated and burial followed in St. Stephen's cemetery. During the services Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Heaven Is My Home" and "Sweet Savior Bless Us Ere We Go."

The pallbearers were M. J. Roach, Dan Nugent, Mike Doyle, Ben Welch, Ed Leary and Ray O'Keefe.

Mr. and Mrs. John Shorn came from Randolph for the funeral.

Catherine Griffith Delaney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 24, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. JAMES DELANEY

Death of Aged Resident of Portage County at Amherst.

Mrs. James Delaney died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, James H. Delaney, at Amherst, after about a week's illness with bronchitis.

Catherine Griffith was born in County Mayo, Ireland, 83 years ago and was married in her native land to James Delaney. They came to America soon afterward and have been residents of Portage county since the early fifties. They were residents of Stevens Point for some years but afterward resided in the town of Hull near Jordan for about ten years. From there they moved to the town of Buena Vista, where they resided on a farm for a long period. Mr. Delaney died in May 1883. About ten years ago Mrs. Delaney came to the city to live with her son and removed with him to Amherst two years ago. The deceased is survived by three children, W. J. Delaney of this city, James H. Delaney of Amherst and Mrs. P. H. Harvey of this city. Mrs. Delaney will be remembered as a very kind hearted motherly woman and will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Lanark, the interment following in the parish cemetery near by.


Jane McGinley Delaney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 18, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Jane McGinley Delaney

Mrs. Jane McGinley Delaney of 504 Church street, a Portage county resident most of her life, died at 7 o'clock this morning at her home. She had suffered poor health since last June and was confined to her bed for the past week.

The former Jane McGinley was born at Almond, a daughter of the late John and Mary Loughlin McGinley, and spent her childhood and received her education there.

As a young woman, she taught school at Phillips for about two years and afterward was married to James H. Delaney at St. Martin's Catholic church in Buena Vista.

The couple resided on a farm in Buena Vista for a time and moved to Stevens Point. They later went to Amherst, where they lived for a time, and returned to Stevens Point 12 years ago. Mr. Delaney died here on Dec. 15, 1942, and his widow had resided here since.

Mrs. Delaney was a member of the Catholic Woman's club, St. Stephen's church and its Altar Society.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Zella Schwerke, Chicago; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Rev. John R. McGinley, pastor of St. Stephen's church, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cawley, Wausau, Mrs. Phillip King, Bullards, Ore., and Miss Nellie McGinley, 635 Clark street.

She was preceded in death by a son, William, one daughter, Mrs. Helen Normington, a brother and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Stephen's church, with burial to be made in the spring in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home from 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon until the time of the services. Prayers will be recited there at 7:30 o'clock that evening by the Catholic Daughters of America.

At 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, the general rosary is scheduled and prayers will be recited at the same time by the Catholic Woman's club and St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Woman's Catholic Order of Foresters. Father McGinley is chaplain of the court.


Mary O'Keefe Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 5, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Michael W. Doyle

Mrs. Michael W. Doyle, sister of William O'Keefe of this city and M. O'Keefe of Arnott, died at 4 o'clock this morning at her home in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, following an illness of several months and which developed from a cold she contracted last spring while returning to the northwest country from a winter's visit with one of her daughters in Miami, Florida. Before continuing to Moose Jaw last May, Mrs. Doyle stopped in Stevens Point for a visit among relatives and friends here and in the country.

She was 68 years old and was born on what is now the Tovey farm at Stockton station. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe, were among the earliest settlers in Stockton township and the daughter, Mary, grew to womanhood there. Her marriage to Mr. Doyle took place more than 40 years ago and for the past 25 years the family lived in Canada, the husband being employed in the mail service at Moose Jaw. There are nine sons and daughters, eight of whom are married and one of the daughters is at home.

Besides the two brothers named, a sister, Mrs. Ella Dyer, is in Milwaukee, and the oldest member of the family, Patrick O'Keefe, is located near Menominee Falls, Waukesha county.

Burial will take place at Moore Jaw but because of the great distance from here and uncertain weather conditions it will be impossible for local relatives to attend.


Agnes Luella Dyer

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Wednesday, December 29, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

AGNES LUELLA DYER

Beautiful Life Story Closes on Christmas Eve.

The announcement of the death of Miss Agnes Luella Dyer Monday evening brought a tinge of sadness to many homes where she was known in contrast to the general Christmas joy. Miss Dyer has been in poor health since last May, when she began to droop gradually into a decline without any acute illness. In June she was compelled to give up her school duties and devote her time to rest and recreation. Although the best medical assistance here and in Milwaukee was secured it seemed impossible to relieve her condition. For some months her friends have realized that there was no hope. She too gradually came to realize that she was not to remain long with her friends and during the past few weeks her life, always so pure and beautiful has taken on a new aspect. She became so gentle and thoughtful and patient that she has seemed to those about her as if inspired. She arranged everything that she was interested in, in anticipation of the parting and though she longed to remain with her mother and sisters she was resigned and fully prepared to go. During the past few days she had weakened rapidly and it was felt that the end would come on or very near Christmas day. She wanted her sisters to go on with the usual arrangements for Christmas and she took much interest in the preparations. Monday afternoon she suffered a sinking spell and at 7 o'clock peacefully passed away retaining consciousness to the last.

Miss Agnes was born in this city on February 14, 1892, being nearly 15 years old. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Dyer. Her father passed away when she was two years old. She has always been an attendant at St. Stephens school from the kindergarten up to the eighth grade which was finished last June, with a very creditable record. She was a child of frail physique and delicate beauty and was a favorite with all who knew her. Her last days were brightened by many kindly remembrances in the way of flowers and like mementoes sent in by her thoughtful friends. These little tokens were tenderly cherished and often spoken of by her with much delight.


Dominic Dyer

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, February 17, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

SERIOUSLY INJURED

Dominick Dyer Meets With a Severe Accident Near Cadott.

A report became current on the streets last Wednesday evening that Dominick Dyer of this city had met with an accident while riding on a load of logs that afternoon near Cadott, in which he had been seriously injured and would probably die. Upon hearing the report messages were sent to Cadott, but nothing definite as to his condition could be learned. The operator at Cadott said in reply that a physician at that place had been sent for to attend Dyer, but definite particulars could not be obtained. Rev. W. J. Rice, accompanied by Dr. Trimble, M. Clifford, E. D. Glennon, M. Cassidy, Anthony Cunneen and M. O'Keefe boarded the 1:20 A.M. limited and went to Cadott. Here it was learned that Mr. Dyer's injuries, while very severe, were not necessarily fatal. The accident occurred at about 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dyer & Martin are running two logging camps a few miles from Cadott. Mr. Dyer was riding to the landing, the places where the logs are unloaded, with James Packard. The latter was driving a four-horse team and his load consisted of thirty-five logs. The load was a very heavy one, and when the sled struck the ice on the river, the ice on one side broke through. As it did so the load of course toppled to one side and the binding chain broke. Mr. Dyer was on the side that sank down, and was thrown or jumped down on the ice. As he did so the two top logs of the load followed him, one of the logs, which scaled 330 feet, striking him on the back. The log fell a distance of about fourteen feet, and the wonder is that he was not instantly killed. The log struck his back near the hips. Three ribs on the left side were broken and when the gentlemen above named left there on Thursday, both legs were paralyzed. There were also evidences of concussion of the spine. At that time his mind was clear, but his injuries are very severe and his condition critical. The doctors, however, have hopes of his recovery. He was taken to Cadott after the accident, where he is having every care possible. Mr. Dyer has many friends in this city, all of whom hope for his speedy recovery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 3, 1894:

Death of Dominic Dyer

The death of Dominic Dyer occurred at his home on Clark street at 3 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. The particulars of the accident which befell him near Cadott on the afternoon of February 14th have already been given in this paper and do not need to be recapitulated. From the first the physicians called to attend him regarded his condition as most critical, and in view of the severe nature of his injuries the wonder is, not that they finally proved fatal, but that he lived as long as he did. Nothing but a naturally robust constitution and a hopeful, cheerful disposition enabled him to bear up so long under his terrible affliction and finally permitted him to close up his business affairs and then calmly await the end which he fully realized was close at hand. His transfer from Cadott to his home on the previous Wednesday appeared to have no deleterious effects; but of course he had been growing weaker all the time, and it was evident to the physicians who attended him from the first, and had made a complete and correct diagnosis of his injuries, that death was inevitable. For this reason they were anxious to transfer him to his own home as soon as possible. His mind, however, was as clear as ever and on Saturday he transferred his lumbering interests to his partner and executed his will. This business was finally completed about an hour before his death, and from that time on he calmly awaited the will of the Master.

Dominic Dyer was a native of New Jersey and at the time of his death was in the 42d year of his age. He was born at Andover, in the above state, April 15, 1852, but when about seven years of age removed with his parents to Traverse City, Michigan. When a young man of about 22, he came to Stevens Point, which place since then, with the exception of about one year at Clinton, Iowa, has since been his home. After coming here he worked in the lumbering woods, finally engaging in jobbing on his own account. For a time he was associated with M. Cassidy. As the years went by his industry was rewarded, and some time ago he built himself a nice home on Clark street. About four years ago, in company with E. A. Martin, he entered into a large contract, the execution of which would extend over a period of eight or ten years, with the Laird-Norton Co. of Winona. It was while engaged at this work that he met with the accident that cost him his life. On June 4, 1885, he was married to Miss Ella, daughter of Patrick O'Keefe of Stockton. To them three daughters were born and these with their mother, who has been in poor health for some time, survive him. The children are aged seven, five and two years respectively. Mrs. Ellen Dyer, his aged mother, and two brothers, Thomas and James, arrived here on Saturday evening's train from Traverse City, Michigan.

The funeral took place from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock last Tuesday forenoon, and was largely attended. The funeral was in charge of Stevens Point Branch No. 11, C. K. of W., and St. Stephen's Court No. 258, C. O. F., of which societies deceased was an honored member. St. Joseph's Branch No. 123, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, also took part in the procession and there were about one hundred and twenty-five in line. The marching column first proceeded to the residence and from there followed the remains to the church. At the church Requiem High Mass was celebrated, with Rev. W. J. Rice as celebrant, Rev. M. H. Clifford as deacon, Rev. Westcamp as sub-deacon and Rev. L. Pescinski as master of ceremonies. At the conclusion of these exercises Rev. Rice made a brief but thoughtful and appropriate address upon the importance of living a christian life, so that we may be prepared for the great change which all know must come to them sooner or later. His text was, "Blessed are they who die in the Lord." The attendance at the funeral was very large. The seats and aisles in the church were crowded and then there were many who could not get in. The remains were escorted to the grave by the above named societies, followed by a long procession of citizens in sleighs. The active pall bearers were M. Cassidy, M. Clifford, A. J. Cunneen, E. D. Glennon, J. P. Leonard and James Welch. The honorary pall bearers were E. A. Martin, J. H. Brennan, Eugene Tack, J. W. Dunegan, G. M. Houlehan, Emmons Burr, B. B. Park and F. B. Lamoreux.

Mr. Dyer was a thorough business man and in his chosen vocation was a man of extraordinary qualifications. He was industrious, conscientious and upright in all his dealings and for these qualifications he enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his employes. Socially he was always of pleasant disposition and his friendship was highly esteemed by a large number of intimate friends in this city and other places where he was known.

Beautiful and numerous floral offerings were presented by friends, among which were a floral cross from the members of Court No. 258 C. O. F. A crescent from the members of Branch 123 C. K. of W., a bouquet of calla lilies from Mr. and Mrs. M. Cassidy and a pillow of roses from the family.


Andrew Drapes

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 15, 1905. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Andrew Drapes, an old and respected resident of Spring Bluff, died at his farm home on Friday, Nov. 10 th , and was buried the following Sunday. He was 65 years of age and was a native of Germany. When a young man he emigrated to this country, locating at Baltimore for a short time, and about 23 years ago came to this city with his wife. She died shortly after their arrival here, and some years later he was married to Miss Teofila Chesney. He was the father of twelve children, six by his first wife and six by the second. They are Mrs. C.H. Howard and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Medford, Joe Drapes of Minneapolis, Frank Drapes and Mrs. Geo Dayo of this city, John Drapes of Spring Bluff, Mrs. Serb of Friendship and Alex, Verona, Eddie, Lizzie and Sophie of Spring Bluff.

Before leaving his native land Mr. Drapes was enlisted for three years as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian war. He was a man who was greatly esteemed by his friends, of whom he had many in this city where he lived prior to about ten years ago, when he moved to the home where he died. The high regard in which he was held was shown by the large number of friends who accompanied his remains to their last resting place.


Phyllis Szczesny Drapes

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 12, 1940. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Phyllis Drapes

Mrs. Phyllis Drapes, age 83, a resident of Portage county for more than 35 years, died Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Drapes, 715 Union street. She had been ailing since June and was confined to bed since Christmas. Her condition became serious a week ago.

Mrs. Drapes, whose maiden name was Phyllis Szczesny, was born in May, 1856, in Poland. She came to this country during her girlhood and for a time resided at Baltimore, Maryland. She then came to Wisconsin and lived in the town of Carson until her marriage. Her marriage to Andrew Drapes took place in 1884. The couple then came to Stevens Point and Mrs. Drapes had lived here since. Her husband died on November 5, 1905.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Drapes, five of whom survive. They are Mrs. L. M. Sarb, 1103 Church street, Alex Drapes of Clintonville, Mrs. Irv Lutz, 1105 Church street, Edward Drapes, 715 Union street, and Mrs. Charles Mase, 433 Center street. Other surviving relatives are 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A daughter, Elizabeth Drapes, died April 14, 1916.

Mrs. Drapes was a member of the Rosary society of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock at St. Peter’s church. The body will be placed in the Prais receiving vault and burial will take place later in St. Peter’s cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight and Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 14, 1940.

Funeral of Mrs. Drapes

Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Drapes, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Drapes, 715 Union street. Were held this morning at 8 o’clock at St. Peter’s Catholic church. Rev. Julius Chylinski officiated ad the body was placed in a receiving vault at the Prais funeral home. Burial will take place later in St. Peter’s cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Literski, Barney Orlikowski, Anton Strosin, Frank Klein, Frank Jurgella and Vincent Jurgella.

Those from out of town who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Drapes of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. John Dulak and family and Mrs. Bernard Danczyk of Dewy; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Szczesny and family and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Drapes and family of Linwood, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Repinski of Iola; Mr. and Mrs. John Weisbrot of Nelsonville; Mrs. A Weisbrot and family of Stockton and Mrs. Ben Adams of Plover.


Anna Glennon Duggan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 6, 1961. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Duggan

Mrs. James Duggan, 82, died Monday afternoon at 4:50 at the Portage County Infirmary.

Mrs. Duggan lived at 331 Pine St. until fracturing a hip six years ago, and since then she had been a patient at the infirmary and at St. Michael's Hospital.

A member of an early day Stevens Point family, she lived here all her life.

Born here on July 15, 1878, she was the former Anna Glennon, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Glennon.

Her marriage to Mr. Duggan took place at St. Stephen's Catholic Church on Oct. 27, 1909, and one year later they moved to their Pine street home.

Mr. Duggan, a retired Stevens Point policeman, died on Aug. 3, 1954.

Among Mrs. Duggan's survivors are two sons, J. Donald Duggan, 612 Brawley St., and Edward G. Duggan, 306 Dixon St.; eight grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Eileen Marie, died in infancy.

The last member of her family, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Frank, John and James Glennon; a sister, Mrs. Kate Gething, and four other brothers and sisters who died in childhood.

Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong member of St. Stephen's Church. She was also a member of its Altar Society.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

The Knights of Columbus, of which Mrs. Duggan's sons are members, will say the rosary Wednesday night at 7:30, and a general rosary will be recited at 8.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, June 9, 1961:

Services For Mrs. Duggan

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated at funeral services Thursday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Mrs. James Duggan, 82, who died Monday.

Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

James Cashin, James Glennon, Kenneth Glennon, William Gething, William Lundgren and George Rogers were the pallbearers.

Attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schewe, Merrill; Mrs. Neal Rothman and Mrs. Richard Dudley, Wausau; and Miss Lorraine Dudley and Mabel Learman, Kaukauna.


Julia Dawson Davenport

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, October 8, 1901. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of a Former Resident

Mrs. Fanny Brown received a telegram Monday from Wausau announcing the death of Mrs. W. C. Davenport. Mrs. Brown went up to attend the funeral, which will be held Wednesday. Deceased was for many years a resident of this city and lived in the house on Main street now owned by W. J. Leonard. The family moved to Wausau about fifteen years ago. Mrs. Davenport was 66 years old last May. She is survived by a son and daughter, W. C. Davenport, who is engaged in the jewelry business at Wausau, and Miss May, neither of whom are married.

Margaret C. Doyle Davies

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 24, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Richard Davies

Funeral services were held Friday morning at St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Waupaca for Mrs. Richard Davies, 67, a former Town of Lanark resident who died at home in Waupaca on Tuesday. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lanark. The Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davies had been ill about 15 months.

The former Margaret Catherine Doyle was born in Lanark on November 13, 1908, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle. She attended schools in Lanark and Amherst and graduated from Mosinee High School, Marathon County Normal and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

She married Richard W. Davies in Lanark on June 19, 1934. The couple resided in Lanark for several years and then moved to Waupaca.

Mrs. Davies taught in elementary schools in Marathon, Portage and Waupaca Counties. She taught at Golden Hill School at Rural for 23 years until her retirement in 1972. She had been a part time principal at that school and was a pioneer in the free reading concept.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Waupaca Senior Citizens Club and St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church guild, Waupaca.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Richard P. and David, Waupaca, and James, Omro; two brothers, Peter and Joseph Doyle, Waupaca; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Becker, Rothschild, Mrs. Marvin Dupuis, Mosinee, Mrs. Howard Seavers, Junction City, and Monica Doyle, King; and eight grandchildren.

An infant son, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Bessie Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, September 26, 1891. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

---Bessie, aged six months, daughter of Thomas Doyle, died on Saturday last at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Doyle, grandmother of the little one. The child's mother died when the little one was scarce two week's old and the father who had only this one left, now mourns the loss of both members of his once happy family.


Bridget Lennon Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 21, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Early Resident Dies

Funeral services were said at St. Mark's church, Rhinelander, last Monday for Mrs. James E. Doyle, a native of Stevens Point and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lennon, among the earliest residents of this city and the town of Stockton. She passed away at Rhinelander last week after a long illness. She was 62 years of age last November.

When Mrs. Doyle, whose maiden name was Bridget Lennon, was a young girl, the family moved to a farm in Stockton, where she grew to womanhood. Later going to Rhinelander, she was married there 33 years ago last June to Mr. Doyle, who died on July 19, 1929.

The only surviving member of the family is one daughter, Mrs. Henry Tarcotte of Rhinelander. She also leaves a brother, William Lennon, postmaster and general merchant at Kelliher, Minn., and three grandchildren.

Edward Patrick Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 26, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF EDWARD DOYLE

Edward Patrick Doyle passed away at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Doyle, in the town of Stockton, Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, after a long illness with tuberculosis. The deceased was born in the town of Stockton on January 29, 1876, and was therefore in his thirty-sixth year. He was a single man and had spent much of his time working for lumber companies in the woods, and when not engaged in that work was with his mother on her farm.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 28, 1911:

The funeral of Edward Doyle, who passed away at the home of his mother in the town of Stockton Wednesday evening, was held from St. Mary's church at Custer this morning, Rev. Schemmer officiating. The pallbearers were Ed and Clarence O'Keefe, Joe Curran, Ed and Walter Leary and Ray Felch.

Emily Dael Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, September 1, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF FORMER RESIDENT

Mrs. Joseph Doyle of North Fond du Lac died at St. Agnes' hospital, Fond du Lac, at 1:25 Tuesday morning, aged 52 years. She was taken seriously ill last Saturday and during the night became suddenly worse when she was hurried to St. Agnes' hospital where an operation was performed, but she collapsed immediately afterwards and died. She had been afflicted with stomach trouble more or less for some time.

Mrs. Doyle, whose maiden name was Emily Dael, was born in the town of Sharon, this county. In 1880 she was married in this city to Joseph Doyle. The family moved from here to Waukesha twenty years ago and from there to North Fond du Lac, Mr. Doyle having been in the employ of the Wisconsin Central all these years. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Charles of Milwaukee and Dennis of North Fond du Lac; also by two sisters and one brother. The latter are Mrs. Frank Sankey of Fancher, Mrs. N. Gerhardt of Rhinelander and Aug. Dael of Hatley. The Doyles have lived at North Fond du Lac for the past eight years, where they had many friends, as well as in this city, their old home. Mr. Doyle was at Barneyville when his wife died and has been spending some weeks on a farm, in the hope of more rapidly recovering his health.

Mrs. Doyle was a member of the Lady Foresters of Fond du Lac. The funeral will be held in North Fond du Lac Friday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, September 4, 1909:

MRS. DOYLE'S FUNERAL

The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Doyle, formerly of this city, was held Friday morning from the residence on Wisconsin avenue at North Fond du Lac, at 8:15 o'clock and from the church of the Presentation at 9 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Collins officiating. The pallbearers were John Powers, Thomas Ford, Andrew McGivern, Thomas Gibbard, Thomas Shields and John Teehan. The members of the Woman's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Sanctuary Society of the church of the Presentation, of which Mrs. Doyle was a member, attended in a body. The floral offerings were large and beautiful and the funeral was very largely attended. Among the relatives present were Dennis Doyle of Ridgeway, Mrs. Sarah Cassidy of Barneyville, Mrs. Jas. Donnelly of Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sankey of Stockton and N. Nickels of this city.


Francis J. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 27, 1972. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Francis J. Doyle

Francis J. Doyle, 71, Waupaca, was stricken while fishing in the Tomorrow River below the Amherst mill dam Friday afternoon and was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital.

He had had a heart condition.

Mr. Doyle's brother, Peter, Waupaca, told the Portage County Sheriff's Department that the two had gone fishing Friday morning on the Wolf River at Gill's Landing and had then gone to Amherst.

Peter Doyle said he rested in the car while his brother went to the Tomorrow to fish.

Two Amherst boys found the body in the stream. The father of one of the boys helped removed the body from the water, and an ambulance was called, but Mr. Doyle was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:55 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca.

James Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 25, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT

James Doyle Passes Away at His Home in Dancy as the Result of Old Age.

James Doyle, for many years a prominent resident of the town of Stockton, passed away at an early hour Thursday at Dancy, where he had resided for a number of years with his sister, Mrs. John Conniff, also formerly of Stockton and of this city. The deceased had suffered with the grip earlier in the season and it left him in a very feeble state of health and for several weeks he had experienced a steady decline.

The deceased was born in Ireland 75 years ago but came to this county when a young man and for many years operated a farm in Stockton; where he came to enjoy a wide and favorable acquaintance. He was never married.

The body will be brought to St. Mary's church at Custer on Soo line train No. 12 Saturday afternoon. This is the train due in this city at 2:11. After service at the church, Rev. Father Schemmer officiating, interment will be made in the adjoining churchyard cemetery.

James Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, July 29, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Was Early Resident Here

Peter Doyle and daughters, Mary, Margaret and Eileen, and son, Francis, of Lanark; Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle and sons, Clarence and John, of Waupaca county; Mrs. M. Dupre of Mosinee and Mrs. John Lazinski of Amherst were among the relatives from this section who spent the first of last week at Rhinelander, going there to attend the funeral on Monday of James Doyle, a boyhood resident of the town of Stockton. Mr. Doyle passed away on his farm in the town of Pine Lake, Oneida county, July 19, age 69 years. His death followed an illness which confined him to bed since last fall. He was born in Ontario but was brought to Portage county by his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle, when a small child and made his home in Stockton township until going to Rhinelander about 40 years ago.

Surviving member of his family are the widow and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Turcotte; four brothers, Peter, Michael and Joseph Doyle of Lanark and John Doyle of Waupaca, and one sister, Mrs. Wallace Mahanna of Amherst.

John F. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 5, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John F. Doyle

John F. Doyle, age 72, died at 5:50 o'clock this morning at his home three miles east of Waupaca. He had been ill since last Christmas and his condition was critical for several days before his death.

Mr. Doyle was born in Canada on March 17, 1863. The Doyle family came to the United States in 1868. He spent his young manhood in northern Wisconsin lumber camps, serving as foreman from 1876 to 1892, for the Brown Bros. Lumber company of Rhinelander.

His marriage to Mrs. Carrie Larson took place on January 9, 1904. Mr. Doyle had been engaged in farming for the past 31 years, having two farms close to Waupaca. He had many friends and acquaintances throughout northern and central Wisconsin.

Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Rufus F. Wells of Madison and Mrs. Harvey A. Schaefer of Milwaukee, two sons, Clarence J. and John J. of Waupaca, two brothers, Joseph and Peter of Amherst, and one sister, Mrs. Nora Mahanna, also of Amherst.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary Magdalene's church, Waupaca, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The body is at the Bammel funeral home at Waupaca.

Joseph Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 10, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JOSEPH DOYLE

Joseph Doyle, a former resident of Stevens Point, passed away Monday evening at the home of a brother at Barneyville, a village near Fond du Lac, where he had been spending most of his time for several months. The deceased was about 65 years of age. He married Miss Emily Dael in Stevens Point in 1880, and later they removed to Waukesha to reside, Mr. Doyle being employed in the Wisconsin Central machine shops. Later they again moved with the shops to Fond du Lac. Mrs. Doyle passed away on Aug. 31. He was in poor health at the time and has failed steadily ever since and had been unable to work. They are survived by two sons, Charles of Milwaukee and Dennis of North Fond du Lac. Besides Mr. Doyle's brother, Dennis Doyle, there is also a sister, Mrs. Sarah Cassidy, residing at Barneyville. The funeral was held today, with interment in Fond du Lac.


Mary Murphy Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 4, 1891. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. MARY DOYLE, wife of Thomas Doyle, died at Rhinelander on Monday Last, March 30th, aged 31 years. She had only been sick two weeks. Her remains arrived here Tuesday evening, accompanied by her husband and his brother Morris, John and Jim and Peter Lavin. The funeral took place from St. Stephens church on Thursday forenoon at half-past 9 o'clock. Her husband, one infant child, and one brother, Pat Murphy of this city, mourn her death. The deceased formerly resided here and has many friends to whom the news of her death was received with unfeigned sadness. The grief-stricken husband has the sympathy of all in his sad bereavement.


Matthew Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 14, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT

Only Child of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle of Stockton Dead

The six-year-old son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle, who live in the bluff district in the northeast corner of the town of Stockton, was killed in a peculiar accident Saturday. The boy and his father were riding up to the house on a load of cornstalks, when the boy began to slide off. The father saw him sliding and grabbed for him. As he did so he lost his own balance and both fell down between the load and horses. The horses were frightened at the accident and ran away. When the father picked up the boy he was gasping for breath and died in a few moments.

The funeral was held from St. Mary's church at Custer at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Michael Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 4, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, aged 66 years, a cousin of Richard Doyle, 503 Church street, and Peter E. Doyle, 923 Normal avenue, died last Saturday night at 9 o'clock at the home of his brother, Peter Doyle, at Lanark. He had been ill for six months. He was a patient for a short time at St. Michael's hospital prior to four weeks ago.

Mr. Doyle was born on March 1868, in Canada. He was unmarried and had made his home with his brother for the past eight years. Prior to that time he had resided in the town of Stockton. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle.

Surviving are three brothers, and one sister, Joseph and Peter Doyle of Lanark, John Doyle of Waupaca and Mrs. Nora Mahanna of Amherst.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark. Rev. DeLoyd Krembs officiated and burial took place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer.

The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Joseph, Peter, Francis, Clarence and John Doyle and Henry Turcotte.

Richard Doyle and daughter, Miss Lucy Doyle, of Stevens Point attended the funeral.

Richard Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 17, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle, 76, who died Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home at 503 Church street, was a well known resident and a member of an early day Portage county family. His death followed an illness of several years that confined him to bed the past three weeks during which time his condition was serious.

Mr. Doyle was born in the town of Sharon on August 15, 1861, a son of the late Michael Doyle and Elizabeth O'Keefe, who came to Portage county from Canada in the early 1850's. As a young man he worked in lumber camps in northern Wisconsin and on the log drives for the Knox Brothers until his marriage. He was married to Ella McCarthy of the town of Stockton on June 7, 1888, at St. Mary's church at Custer. After his marriage he engaged in farming, locating on a farm four miles northeast of Custer. He continued in this occupation until retiring in 1926 when he came to Stevens Point and purchased the Church street resident where he had since resided.

Surviving are his wife, eight daughters and one son, Mrs. Edward P. Leary of Custer, Mrs. George Balder of Foley, Minnesota, Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst, Michael Doyle, 119 Madison street, Mrs. Emil Pawelski, 527 Elk street, Mrs. Clements Steffanus of Ellis and Misses Nellie, Cicely and Lucy Doyle at home. He is also survived by 35 grandchildren, and the following sister and brothers: Mrs. Timothy Welch of Ellis, Peter E. Doyle, 923 Normal avenue, Michael Doyle of Moose Jaw, Canada, and Martin Doyle in the state of Washington. Preceding him in death were three children, Willie, Lucy and Richard, who died in infancy, three sisters and three brothers. Mr. Doyle's death occurred on the anniversary of the death of his brother, John, who passed away 46 years ago. A brother, Thomas, died on July 17, 1931, in the town of Stockton.

Mr. Doyle was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church at the time of his death. During his residence in Stockton he held various school offices in the Oakland school district over a period of years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. The body is at the Boston funeral home where it will be until the time of the funeral. The rosary will be said tonight and Friday night at 8 o'clock. The remains will be placed in a receiving vault to await burial later in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer.


Edmund L. Debot

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 16, 1972. Contributed by Dominique L. Van Rentergem.

EDMUND L. DEBOT - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Edmund L. DeBot, 94, 1417 Brawley St., who died Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Portage County Home. He had resided there for the past year and a half. The Rev. Thomas E. Mullen will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. today at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight. A memorial has been established in Mr. DeBot's name for St. Michael's Hospital. He was born March 10, 1878 in Antwerp, Belgium and came to the United States in 1887. After living in Wausaukee for several years, Mr. DeBot married Julia DeRoeck in 1898 at Norway, Michigan. They resided there only for a short time. Mr. DeBot then lived in Wausau until 1913, when he moved to Wittenberg, where he owned the Wittenberg Light and Power Co . He retired in 1930 and moved to Stevens Point. He resided at the Brawley Street address until moving into the Portage County Home. Mr. DeBot is survived by one son, Elmer, 1417 Wisconsin St., the president of Point Sporting Goods Co., Inc.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Agnes) Lindstrom, Marinette and Mrs. Jack (Augusta) DeGroot, Milwaukee; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter and five brothers and sisters. Mr. DeBot was a former member of the Stevens Point Common Council.


Julia DeRoeck Debot

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 2, 1965. Contributed by Dominique L. Van Rentergem.

MRS. E. L. DEBOT - Funeral services for Mrs. Edmund L. Debot, 85, 509 Brawley St., were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church at 9:30 this morning. Mrs. Debot died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Feb. 2, 1869, she was the former Julia DeRoeck, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John DeRoeck. She came to the United States as a child with her parents, who settled in Norway, Michigan. She was married at Norway, May 12, 1898 to Mr. Debot. They lived in Wausau until 1913 and then moved to Wittenberg, where Mr. Debot owned and managed the Wittenberg Light and Power Co. After his retirement in 1930, they came to Stevens Point and had lived here since. Mrs. Debot was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Altar Society. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. E. C. [Marie] Wotruba, 331 Lindbergh Ave.; a son, Elmer C. Debot, 1109 Wisconsin Street; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated at the funeral this morning. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph P. Cassidy, George E. Hubbard, Gustave Jauch, Frank Joseph, K. B. Willett and C. E Yach. A rosary for Mrs. Debot was recited Friday night at the Crosby Funeral Home.


Elmer Debot

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 9, 1981. Contributed by Dominique L. Van Rentergem.

ELMER DEBOT - Elmer C. DeBot, 77, who headed Point Sporting Goods Co. for many years, died early Sunday morning at St. Michael's Hospital after a long illness. Mr. DeBot purchased the Sport Shop in downtown Stevens Point in 1929. He later expanded the store's wholesale division, Point Sporting Goods, which now operates throughout Wisconsin and in surrounding states. He retired because of ill health and entered the Portage County Home in 1978. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Mullen and the Rev. James McNamee officiating. Burial will take place in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boston Funeral Home after 4 o'clock this afternoon. A general rosary will be said there tonight at 7:30 with Msgr. McGinley, Council 1170, Knights of Columbus participating. A memorial fund has been established for Operation Bootstrap. Mr. DeBot was born May 29, 1903 in Norway, Michigan, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edmund DeBot. He graduated from Wittenberg High School and attended Annapolis (MD) Prep School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He came to Stevens Point with his family in 1927. After acquiring the Sport Shop, he enlarged its downtown building several times. In 1976, a new building was built at 2925 Welsby Ave. for Point Sport Goods. Mr. DeBot was married in Stevens Point in 1929 to Margaret Collins, who died in 1963. He married Elizabeth Collins Pfiffner in 1965, and she survives in Arlington Heights, Ill. Also surviving are a son, William, 536 Janick Circle; a daughter, Mrs. E. James (Mary) Duffy, Northbrook, Ill., and six grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. He was a honorary member of the Serra Club, past president of the Stevens Point Kiwanis Club, past treasurer of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, and was president of the original Stevens Point Industrial Development Corp.


Eleanora Cooper Doty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, September 13, 1889. Contributed by Carol Wood.

Died Monday Morning

Mrs. Chauncey Doty died at her home in Whiting at 2:30 o'clock, Monday morning, after a long illness with a complication of diseases. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Eleanora Cooper, was a native of New York, born at Mt. Morris, Sept. 12, 1842, and was therefore almost fifty-seven years of age. She was married to Chauncey Doty in 1861 and came to Stevens Point four years later, having lived here and in Linwood and Plover ever since. Besides her husband she leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Simpier, of Linwood. The funeral will take place from the Episcopal church, in this city, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, Rev. R.H. Weller officiating, with interment in the Episcopal cemetery.


Henry W. Damrau

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 2, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Henry W. Damrau

An Amherst and vicinity resident all his life, Henry W. Damrau, 79, died in the yard at his home in Amherst at 8 a.m. today. Death was due to a heart attack.

He was born in the Town of Amherst March 26, 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Damrau. He married Mary Koentopp Mary 25, 1904, in Ripon.

Mr. Damrau farmed in the Town of Amherst until retiring and moving to the village in 1941. He was a former member of the Amherst Town Board and had served on the Fountain Grove School Board there.

Mrs. Damrau died March 16, 1957.

He was a member of the Layman's League of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst.

Surviving are four sons, Karl, Amherst, Albert, Town of Lanark, Herman, Town of Amherst, and Edward, Sheridan; three daughters, Mrs. Rufus (Emma) Powers, Sherburn, Minn., Mrs. Arnold (Edna) Helmrick, Plainfield, and Mrs. George (Leona) Lutz, Amherst; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

There are also a brother, John, Amherst, and three sisters, Mrs. James Johnson, Amherst, Mrs. William Boelter, Omro, and Mrs. Gus Boelter, Brainerd, Minn..

Services will be held in St. Paul's Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Amherst, although the time has not as yet been set. The Jungers Funeral Home in Amherst is in charge of arrangements.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 11, 1958:

Damrau Funeral

The Rev. Alfred Wokenhauer officiated at the funeral last Friday afternoon in St. Paul's Luthern Church in Amherst for Henry W. Damrau of Amherst.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery there.

Mr. Damrau died suddenly at his home Monday last week.

The pallbearers were Albert Dusel, Ervin Boelter, Lloyd Jorgensen, Norman Gollnick, Harold Peterson and Lawrence Bobbe.

Attending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Powers, Sherburn, Minn.; Leland Skoglund, Joplin, Mo., Mr.and Mrs. William Boelter, Omro, and other relatives and friends from Ripon, Berlin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Rapids, Whittlesey, Madison, Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Wautoma, Neenah, Green Bay, Plainfield, Manawa, Almond, Stevens Point, Iola, Waupaca, Sheridan and Amherst.

Frank Dersinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 3, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

TWIN BABY DIES

Frank Derzinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Derzinski, 403 North Second street, passed away at the family home at 6:45 o'clock Saturday evening, aged four weeks. Death was the result of pneumonia. The little one was one of a pair of twins. The other child, a girl, is in the best of health. The funeral was held at 8 o'clock this morning from St. Peter's church.