PLAINFIELD AREA OBITUARIES

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Jan Cortez
IRENE M. VROMAN

Aug. 17, 1913 - May 7, 1994

Irene M. Vroman, 80 years old, Plainfield, died Saturday, May 7, 1994 at the Wild Rose Hospital.

She was born Aug 17, 1913 to Enoch Chelewski and Clara Jaragoski in the Town of Oasis. She married Gerald Vroman in 1933 in Plainfield. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Vroman was a mill worker at Nekoosa Edwards from which she retired after 23 years.

She is survived by three sons: George (Rita) Vroman, Billings, MT, Richard (Carolyn) Vroman, Wisconsin Rapids, Donald (Sandra) Vroman, Wautoma; two sisters: Blanche Walsh, Milwaukie, OR; Doris Johnson, Plainfield; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one brother. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 11, 1994 at 10:30a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Plainfield, with Father Michael Betley officiating. Cremation will follow after service. Burial will be at St. Paul's Parish Cemetery at a future date.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 10, from 6-9p.m. at the Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Contributed by Lori Drexler

Mary A. Lauer

Mary A. "Mamie" Lauer, 98, Wautoma, died Monday morning (May 5, 1986) at Wautoma Care Center.

She was born July 12, 1888 at the Town of Oasis. She was the daughter of Peter and Lena (Fiederspiel) Meyer. She married Jasper Lauer February 12, 1907 at Plainfield. He died September 12, 1968. A lifelong area resident, she farmed with her husband in the town of Oasis for over 40 years. She had been a resident of Wautoma Care Center since 1979. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Plainfield and the parish's Ladies Society.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanore) Wanechek, Cle Elum, Washington; one son, Bernard Lauer, Almond; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Falk, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, three sons, three brothers and one grandson.

Services will be held at 10:30am Friday at Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma, and at 11:00am at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Plainfield, the Rev. Linus Steckbauer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-9p.m. Thursday at the Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma.

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Harvey A. Weymouth

PLAINFIELD-Harvey A. Weymouth, 78, Plainfield, died Friday (July 11, 1980) at Wild Rose Manor, Wild Rose.

Mr. Weymouth was born Feb. 12, 1896, in the town of Oasis, the son of Richard and Anna Weymouth. He married Margaret Petrick Jan. 1, 1927, in Plainfield.

He was a lifetime resident of the Plainfield area and was a state agriculture inspector for 32 years.

Mr. Weymouth was a member of the American Legion Post 380 Masonic Lodge for 59 years and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his widow; one son, Harry, Texarkana, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating. Burial will be in Plainfield Village Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. A memorial has been established.

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Rowsam services

Services for Ora E. Rowsam, 83, Plainfield were at 2 p.m. today at Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. The Rev. Rick Hermansen officiated. Burial was in Plainfield Village Cemetery.

Mr. Rowsam died Saturday morning (July 24, 1982) at Wild Rose Hospital. He was born April 5, 1899, in Plainfield, son of the late Zach and Emma Rowsam. He was married to Alda Crummer on Aug. 17, 1926, in Woodstock, Ill. She survives. He was a former owner-operator of West Side Garage, Plainfield, and was shop foreman at the Portage County Highway Department from 1942 to 1964. He was a 50-year member of Plainfield Lodge No.208, F&AM.

Survivors besides his wife include one son, James, Madison; four daughters, Mrs. William (Jeanne) Muschinski and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Bohan, both of Plainfield, Mrs. Donald (Mavis) Johannes, Reedsburg, and Mrs Gary (Lois) Bohan, Westfield; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Florence Rathermel, Plainfield. He was preceded in death by one daughter.

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Charles C. Mrkvicka

Charles C. Mrkvicka, 87, Plainfield, died Sunday afternoon (March 28, 1982) at Wausau Hospital Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1894, in Caledonia, Racine County, son of the late Joseph and Anna Mrkvicka. He had lived in Plainfield since 1946. He was a farmer and worked for Wisconsin Public Service Corp. On Oct. 6, 1934 in Milwaukee, he was married to Elizabeth Novotny. She survives.

Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Charles Jr. and Joseph, both of Plainfield; a daughter, Betty, at home; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a half-brother, Willie, Racine. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and a grandchild. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Plainfield. The Rev. Linus Steckbauer will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. The rosary will be said at 8p.m. Tuesday.

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Mrs. Beulah Lant

Mrs. Beulah Lant, 77, Plainfield, died Wednesday (July, 1977) at Wild Rose Nursing Home, Wild Rose.

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Saturday at Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield, and burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Coloma.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and a Rebekah Lodge service will be held at 7:30p.m. The Hamilton Funeral Home, Hancock is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lant was born Sept. 7, 1899, in Adams County, a daughter of William and Florence Gray. She married Sanford Lant on Sept 19, 1920. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a 50-year member of Harmony Rebekah Lodge, Plainfield, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Patriarch's Militant Unit of Stevens Point.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Glennis Horne, Janesville; and a son, Carroll, Milwaukee.

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Lloyd H. Bovee

Lloyd H. Bovee, 86, formerly of Bancroft, died June 30 (1981) in Bay Community Health Center, Stevens Point.

Bovee was born Oct. 19, 1894, in the Town of Pine Grove, Portage County, the son of John and Mary Bovee. He married Bernice Ruth Reid, Mar. 15, 1922.

He was a former insurance agent, a World WWI veteran and a member of the Bancroft American Legion.

Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Nellie Cisewski, Mosinee; one son, Paul, Plainfield; one brother, Harold Bovee, Wautoma; one sister, Bessie Doolittle, Davenport, Ia; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Friday in New Life Assembly of God Church, Plainfield, with the Revs. Phillips Halverson, Paul Bickett, and Frank Kohl officiating. Burial was in Plainfield Cemetery. Graveside military services were conducted.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Home, Hancock.

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Vilas Waterman

Vilas Waterman, 71, Bancroft, a former Pine Grove town chairman and Portage County Board member died Friday afternoon (Feb. 6, 1981) at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Plainfield. The Rev. Edward Ketcham will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in the Plainfield Village Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-9p.m. Sunday at Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield.

Mr. Waterman was born May 31, 1909 at Bancroft, a son of the late Ralph and Erna Waterman. He worked as a salesman for Asphalt Porducts Co. and was a lifelong resident of Bancroft.

He married Ruby Caves Nov 11, 1931, in Plainfield.

He served as Pine Grove town chairman and County Board supervisor from 1937 to 1956.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Connie, Prentice; one brother, Lowell, Bancroft; and two grandchildren.

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Frank J. Pionke

Frank J. Pionke, 79, Plainfield, died Thursday (Nov, 1978) at the Wautoma Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a patient three years. Funeral services will be held Monday morning (Nov.20, 1978) at 10:30 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Plainfield, with the Rev. Michael Bablitch officiating, and burial will follow in the Plainfield Village Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9p.m. at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield, where the rosary will be said at 8p.m.

Mr. Pionke, a retired farmer, was born Aug. 27, 1899, at Plainfield. He was a son of the late Joseph E. and Anna Pionke.

He was married March 15, 1920, in Stevens Point to Jessie Davidson, who died in 1962. In 1968, he was married in Wautoma to Leone Ryder, who died in 1974.

Mr. Pionke is survived by two sons, Gerald, Milwaukee, and Robert, River Falls; two daughters, Thelma Pionke, St.Paul, and Mrs. Harry (Genevieve) Weymouth, Texarkana, Tex.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard, Berlin; and three sisters, Mrs. Shirley (Clara) Jersey, Milwaukee, Jennie Wanichek, Wisconsin Rapids, and Loretta Engelman, Milwaukee.

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Earl F. Lewallen

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1p.m. at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield, for Earl F. Lewallen, 72, Plover.

Mr. Lewallen died unexpectedly Tuesday night (1979) at St. Michael's Hospital. He was a former resident of the Plainfield area. The Rev. Edward Ketcham of the Plainfield Methodist Church will officiate at the funeral and burial will take place in the North Deerfield Cemetery, town of Deerfield, Waushara County.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 this evening. Mr. Lewallen was born June 10, 1907, in Goshen, Ind., a son of the late Vern and Amanda Lewallen.

He was a Goshen resident until 35 years ago when he moved to the Plainfield area, where he farmed. He had lived in Plover the past year.

On April 27, 1929, he was married in Indiana to Dora Heeter, who survives.

Also surviving are six sons, Richard, Bancroft, Jack and Floyd, Genoa City, Lloyd, Wautoma, Ronald, Plainfield, and Thomas, Boulder, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Barbara) Lee, Goshen, Ind., Mrs. Edwin (Mariann) Wade, Plover, and Mrs. James (Karen) Raney, Portage; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Forest and Richard, Goshen, Vern Jr., Horton, Kan., and Howard, Wild Rose; and six sisters, Mrs Violet King and Mrs Mildred Rassi, Goshen, Mrs. Gladys Adams, in Florida, Mrs. Lillian Nevicki, Sebring, Fla., Mrs. Margaret Baralment, Green Bay, and Kathryn Huys, Osceola, Ind. A brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Lewallen was treasurer of the town of Oasis in Waushara County for two terms.

Contributed by Lori Drexler

Obituary for William Stevens of Plainfield Wi...it was in the Stevens point Daily Journal March 21, 1933

FUNERAL AT PLAINFIELD


Funeral services were held this afternoon at the town hall at Plainfield for William P. Stevens, 77. Early day resident of the Plainfield vicinity, who died Saturday at his home west of the village following a stroke suffered six weeks ago. Rev. J. C. Wanamaker of the Wild Rose Baptist church offiiated and iterment took place in the Plainfield cemetery.

Mr.Stevens was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania on July 11,1855 and when a small boy came to Plainfield with his parents. They located on the farm west of the village, Where Mr. Stevens was residing at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Ella Danils of Wautoma, who died several years ago, leaving two daughters Mr Stevens later married Mrs. Emma armer who also preceeded him in death.

Mr. Stevens was a member of the Batist church and had served on the town board several years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Flora Philbrick, at home: three brothers. Charles M.Stevens of Plainfield, Theodore W. Stevens of Wild Rose and Steve L. Stevens of Nekoosa: two sisters Mrs. Will Moore of Plainfield and Mrs. Ollie Fullerof Oshkosh, and many nephews and neices. One daughter, Mabel died several years ago.

This was typed as was written in the journal

This obituary is how I found the final resting place of my Great Grandmother Emma Farmer
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