Miscellaneous Adams County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Mrs. J. Ethel Winkler Johnson Brozowski, age 99, formerly of Westfield, WI, died peacefully on June 3, 2002 at The Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI.
She was born the eldest of eight children on May 12, 1903, to Mary Querns Winkler and Albert Winkler, at their home near Westfield, Wisconsin. She attended Westfield Grade School and graduated from Westfield High School in 1922. She married Frank O. Johnson on November 25, 1922, in Rockford, Illinois. They were married almost 50 years. Together they raised two daughters, Joyce and Jean, at their farm outside of Westfield. Ethel and Frank also lost a son, Jack, in childhood to meningitis following measles. In 1984 she married Joe Brozowski of Lawrence, WI. She was active in the Westfield community for many years. Ethel was a devout Christian, attending the Presbyterian and Evangelical United Brethren Churches in Westfield, and in later years maintained membership at the South Burr Oak United Methodist Church in the township of Richfield, in Adams County.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Johnson in 1972; her second husband, Joe Brozowski in 1991; her son, Jack Johnson; her daughter, Joyce Johnson Jacobs; her son-in-law, William A. Jacobs, Jr.; her brothers, Sam, Chester, and Allie; and her sisters, Carmen, Dorothy, Sara, and Bernice. Survivors include her daughter, Jean Johnson, of Fort Atkinson, WI; her grandson, William (Mina) Jacobs III of Anchorage, AK; her granddaughter, Kathleen (Robert) Michalek, of Lakeville, MN; her grandson, Timothy (Pam) Jacobs, of Eagan, MN; her granddaughter, Suzanne (Bill) Taylor, of The Woodlands, TX; her great-grandchildren; Christiaan (Kathy) Jacobs, of West Bend, WI; Rachelle Jacobs, of Chicago, IL; Annaliese (Brent) Bateman, of Anchorage, AK; Alexander Jacobs, of Anchorage, AK; Magdalene Jacobs, of Anchorage, AK; and Conner Taylor, of The Woodlands, TX; her great-great grandchildren, Althea and Erik Jacobs, of West Bend, WI., and many other family members and friends.
Visitation and funeral services will be at Roseberry’s Funeral Home and Crematory in Friendship on Friday, June 7, 2002. Visitation will be from 1pm to 3pm. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Steve Miller, will be at 3pm, followed by interment at the Westfield South Cemetery.

Barbara L. Challoner, age 56, of Hancock, WI died Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8th, 2002 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship. Rev. Dean Anderson will officiate. Burial to follow at the Hancock Cemetery.
Barbara was born June 11, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI to Joseph and Irma (Walker) Swiger. She married Cloice Challoner on March 24, 1962 in Hancock, WI. Besides being a mother, Barbara worked as a C.N.A. and as a connivance store manager at Friendship Citgo.
Barbara enjoyed shooting trap with her family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents (Joseph and Irma); Brothers (Carl Swiger and Benjamin Swiger); and Sisters (Ardith Linski and Alice Ann Swiger).
Husband: Cloice Challoner Sr. – Hancock
Son: Cloice (Brenda) Challoner Jr. – Port Edwards
Son: Timothy Challoner - Hancock
Daughter: Cathy York – Hancock
Daughter: Penny Challoner – Hancock
Sister: JoAnn (FaDell) Challoner - Adams 
Brother: Kevin Swiger – Dayton, OH
Grandchildren: Joseph Challoner, Bobbie Lee Challoner, Benjamin Challoner, Krysta Challoner, Levi Challoner
Aunt: Ardith Gau - Hancock
Nephews: Frank Challoner and Phillip Challoner
Nieces: Cindy Robbins and Mary Ann Duerr
Visitation will be at Roseberry’s on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences available at www.roseberrys.com

William (Will) R. Boksa, age 48, of Arkdale, WI died Wednesday, June 5th, 2002 following an automobile accident. He was killed by a drunk driver while traveling with his wife.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10th, 2002 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. John Krebs will officiate. Burial to follow at the South Arkdale Cemetery.
Will was born on April 14, 1954 in Chicago, IL the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Brott) Boksa. He attended West Leyden High School in Northlake, IL., Triton Junior College in Rivergrove, IL. and the University of Illinois in Bloomington, IL.
He married Bonnie Westfahl on June 26, 1986 in Ogonquit, Maine. They had one daughter, Brenda. Will was an auto-tech teacher at Adams-Friendship High School for 25 years. He enjoyed skeet shooting and was a member of the Wisconsin Skeet Shooters Association. He had numerous hobbies including fishing, camping, woodworking, and farming. He would build or fix anything, his favorite quote was, "whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t you're right." He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, he and Bonnie had a very special relationship.
Will was preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Maria Boksa, and Ida and Vernon Brott and niece Maria Thompson.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie of Arkdale and daughter Brenda of La Crosse, WI. Parents Ralph and Dorothy Boksa of Arkdale, twin brother Wayne of Chicago, IL. Sister Karen (Mark) Thompson of Buffalo, IL. Father and mother in law Allen and Ila Westfahl of Grand Marsh, WI. Sister-in-laws Nancy (Ken) Brauner of Friendship, Donna (Brian) Kelly of Rock Hill, SC and Peggy (Ron) Barnes of Friendship, WI Nephews Ben and Charlie Thompson of Buffalo, IL., Mike Westfahl of Nekoosa, WI., Jeremy and Travis Olson of Friendship, WI. and Niece Tina Wilson of Rock Hill, SC.
Friends may call at Roseberry’s on Sunday, June 9th, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Cecil McNulty, age 89, of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston, WI. 
Visitation will be at Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory on Monday, June 10, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Committal service will follow at the Townline Cemetery. Rev. Fairchild will officiate.
Cecil was born on March 11, 1913 in Pleasant, Kansas to Herbert and Mahala (Daniel) McNulty. He married Eula Faye Graff on May 18, 1940 in Pratt, Kansas. He then moved to Milwaukee and was a carpenter for the St. Regis Paper Company. Cecil retired in 1975 and moved to Adams County.
Cecil is preceded in death by his wife (Eula), parents (Herbert and Mahala), sister (Buelah). 
Daughter: Judith (Harry) Dumire, Muskego, WI
Grandchildren: Steven and William
Great-Grandchildren: Brandon and Jacob
Niece Patricia Anderson - AZ
Nephews: Michael and Patrick Graff – KS
Online condolences available at www.roseberrys.com

John J. Kaminski, age 68, of Nekoosa, WI died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, 17th, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Adams. Father Dennis P. Stanchik will officiate. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.
John was born on March 7, 1934 in Rosholt, WI the son of John and Mary (Ksioszk) Kaminski. He married Patricia S. Williams on May 9, 1959 in Milwaukee. John was a firefighter for the City of Milwaukee Fire Department for 28 years. He retired and moved to the Nekoosa area in 1991. 
John enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, gardening and spending time with family.  John was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus #6718, St. Joseph’s Society, and the St. Jude League.
John was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters (Sophie and Clara); 3 brothers (Barney, Hank and Edward) 
Wife Patricia Kaminski – Nekoosa, WI
Son John (Deb) Kaminski – Milwaukee, WI
Daughter Cathy Kaminski – Menomonee Falls, WI
Son James (Brandy) Kaminski – Newport Beach, CA
Daughter Carol (Scott) Redman – Wauwatosa, WI
Sister Rose Schrader – Stevens Point, WI
Brother Edwin (Loretta) Kaminski – Rosholt, WI
Brother Steve (Lillian) Kaminski – Stevens Point, WI
Sister Theresa Hullin – Stevens Point, WI
Brother Hubert (Frances) Kaminski – Stevens Point, WI
Brother Raymond (Joan) Kaminski – Sturgeon Bay, WI
Grandchildren Kayla Egle, Craig Egle, and Andrew Kaminski
Further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be at Roseberry’s Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Clyde R. Hall, age 72 of Grand Marsh, WI died Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18th at Roseberry’s Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Town of Lincoln. Military rites will be offered by the Adams VFW Post #6279; the Adams American Legion Red Cloud Post #250; and the Grand Marsh American Legion Snyder-Richardson Post #273.
Clyde was born on August 15, 1930 to George and Gladys (Nelson) Hall in Jump River, WI. He moved to Adams County in 1938 and worked on the family farm for many years until he became disabled after a bad car accident in 1969. Clyde enjoyed antique vehicles, planes, and working on anything mechanical.
Clyde is preceded in death by his father.
Mother: Gladys Hall – Grand Marsh, WI
Sisters: June (George) Woodruff – Grand Marsh, WI; Darlene Corning – Adams, WI; Viola (Tom) Hansen – Burbank, CA; Joan (Louis Hurlbut) Porrine – Sacramento, CA; Donna (George) Zindler – Rohnert Park, CA
Brothers: Roger (Jeanie Adams) Hall – Grand Marsh, WI; George (Nancy Finch) Hall – Grand Marsh, WI; Bruce (Kathy) Hall – Grand Marsh, WI
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th at Roseberry’s.

Raymond C. Kunz, age 80 of Necedah, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Heritage Manor in Elroy, WI. 
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 26, 2003 at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale. Rev. Ronald Hanson will officiate. 
Ray was born on November 28th, 1922 to Charles and Edith Kunz in Chicago, IL. He owned and operated a silk screening company for many years. Ray married Bernadette Keil in March of 1989 in Las Vegas, NV.
Ray is survived by his wife and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church. Roseberry’s Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.

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