Miscellaneous Barron County, Wisconsin Obituaries - 1997

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Nora Ahneman
Nora K. Ahneman, 88, of Rice Lake died April 18 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center.
She was born April 4, 1909 in Cameron to Peter and Oline (Myer) Egstad. Mrs. Ahneman graduated from Cameron High School in 1927 and the Luther Hospital School of Nursing in 1930. On Dec. 8, 1939 she married Wilfred Ahneman in Mason City, Iowa, and they lived in Eau Claire. After Mr. Ahneman's death in March 1989, she moved to Rice Lake to be closer to her children.
Survivors include a son, John of Cameron; a daughter, Jane Phillips of Rice Lake; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Una Pierce of River Falls and Carol Darrah of Cameron. 

Stanley Aaeserude
Stanley W. Aaeserude, 84, died Dec. 31, 1996 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. 
Mr. Aaeserude was born May 29, 1912 in Minneapolis to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Aaeserude. He worked at the Oscar Malum farm in the Town of Maple Grove and took over the farm after Malum's death in 1966. He lived there until his death.
Survivors include three brothers, Theodore of Richmond, Calif., Gordon of Medford, Ore., and Gerald of San Rafel, Calif.; and a sister, Elinor Martenson of New Hope, Minn. 

Olaf Berg
Olaf Berg, 80, of Dallas died May 10 at his home. 
Mr. Berg was born March 10, 1917 in Barron County to Olaus and Anna (Hagen) Berg. He was raised in Barron County and on June 30, 1946 married Ardys Christianson. They moved to Dallas and farmed for a year. Mr. Berg then worked for Berg's Transfer of Dallas until 1965. He owned and operated a fuel route for Ridgeland Farmers Union, retiring in 1982. Mr. Berg enjoymed singing in the mens chorus, church choir, quartets, trios and duets with his wife. He was a charter member of the Barron County Barbershop Chorus. Golfing, gardening and woodworking were three of his hobbies. 
Survivors include his wife, Ardys; three sons, Mark of Platteville, Brad of Tupelo, Miss., and Bryan of West Linn, Ore.; a daughter, Carolyn Wetherby of Mussori, India; three grandsons and six granddaughters; a brother, Adolph Berg of Freeport, N.Y.; and four sisters, Esther Berg, Signe Halverson and Alma Amdall, all of Dallas, and Ruth Davidson of Mankato, Minn. 

Lorraine Bertschy
Lorraine Bertschy, 80, of Birchwood died May 7 at Spooner Community Hospital. 
Mrs. Bertschy was born to Rudolph and Anna Erlichnann in Milwaukee on Sept. 14, 1916, where she grew up and received her education. She later married LaVerne Jones in Elkhorn. After his death, she worked at Sunny Mere Rest Home in Aurora, Ill., and later at the King County Sanitarium near Mooseheart, Ill. On Sept. 2, 1950 she married Daniel Bertschy in Chicago. After their marriage, they worked on the Spinny Run Farms in Libertyville, Ill., until retiring and moving to the Birchwood area in 1982. 
Survivors include her husband, Daniel; a son, Orville Jones of Spooner; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Aimie Kolo of Milwaukee. 

Lawrence Briggs
Lawrence V. Briggs, 70, of Spooner died May 10 at the Valley Health Care Center in Hayward. 
Mr. Briggs was born Oct. 8, 1926 in the Town of Sherman in Dunn County to Curtis and Rosa (Randall) Briggs. He grew up in the Lampson area and attended Spooner High School. On Nov. 21, 1946 he married Dorothy Mae Poirier, who died this year on March 15. Mr. Briggs served in the Army from Dec. 21, 1944 to Nov. 20, 1946, mostly in the Philippines. He was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 44 years on track maintenance. Mr. Briggs was a member of the Masonic Lodge F and AM 260 in Spooner and the Spooner American Legion Moe Miller Post 12. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. 
Survivors include a son, Richard of Largo, Fla.; and five grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two infant children. 

Carol Darrah
Carol N. Darrah, 75, of Cameron died May 10 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. 
Mrs. Darrah was born July 5, 1921 in Cameron to Peter and Oline (Myer) Egstad. The lifelong Cameron resident graduated from high school in 1939. Her first job was with the Farmers Store there, and later she worked in the office at Abbotts Dairy in Cameron. On Oct. 16, 1955 she married Frank Darrah at Faith Lutheran Church in Cameron. Mrs. Darrah later worked as a bookkeeper at Lakeside Methodist Hospital in Rice Lake and the REA in Barron. She worked as a bookkeeper for Cameron Schools until retiring in 1975. 
Survivors include her husband, Frank; two daughters, Susan McCabe of Owatonna, Minn., and Diane Terrell of Cameron; a sister, Una Pierce of River Falls; and four grandchildren. 

Olga Eidahl
Olga M. Eidahl, 91, of Rice Lake died May 17 at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake.
Mrs. Eidahl was born July 16, 1905 in Clam Falls. At age nine she moved with her family to Rutland, N.D. On Jan. 23, 1923 she married Peter Eidahl and moved to Barron County. The couple farmed for several years before buying and operating general grocery stores in Mikana and Almena. Mr. Eidahl died in May 1953. After his death, Mrs. Eidahl worked at Birchwood Manufacturing in Rice Lake for 23 years. After retiring, she lived in Cameron for 5 years before returning to Rice Lake, where she lived at Riverside Arms until April of this year. Mrs. Eidahl was a longtime member of her church, listening to radio services when she could no longer attend. She also crocheted baby caps for the Lakeview Medical Center Auxiliary for the past 18 years.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Orlen, both of Rice Lake; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Elsie Jacobson of Forman, N.D.
She was preceded in death by a grandson. 

Agnes Floberg
Agnes Floberg, 100, of Auburndale, Fla., and formerly of Rice Lake, died May 13 in Lakeland, Fla.
The former Agnes Larsen was born to Carrie and Martin Larsen on Oct. 5, 1896 in Rice Lake. On May 25, 1921 she married Clarence Floberg in the Town of Stanfold. They lived and farmed in the Town of Rice Lake for 59 years and were charter members of their church.
Survivors include two sons, R. LaVerne of Hemet, Calif., and Neal of Auburndale; and seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and a son, Clyde. 

Violet Erickson
Violet Erickson, 80, of Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Rice Lake, died April 19 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
The former Violet Jacobson was born Feb. 23, 1917 to John and Mathilda (Nelson) Jacobson in Cumberland. She married Carl Erickson in Nashua, Iowa, on June 3, 1939. In 1942 they purchased a farm in the Town of Stanfold and resided there until Mr. Erickson died in 1981. In addition to farming, Mrs. Erickson had been employed at local hospitals for approximately 20 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Erickson and Lanna Scott, both of Des Moines, and Connie Drost of Indianola, Iowa; and four grandsons, a granddaughter, three great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons. 

Lillie Estabrook
Lillie V. Estabrook, 93, of Rice Lake died April 17 at Heritage Manor.
The former Lillie Espeseth was born to Knudt and Ingeborg (Huset) Espeseth on Nov. 9, 1903 in Dallas. After graduating from high school, she attended business college in Minneapolis. She married William Estabrook and the couple moved to Eau Claire, where she owned and operated a restaurant for many years. They moved to Mikana after retiring, and Mrs. Estabrook moved to Rice Lake after her husband died.
Survivors include two nieces, Marion Phernetton of Rice Lake and Dolores Vrazsity of Rockford, Ill.; and two nephews, Gaylord Randall of Rice Lake and Harold Randall of Kissimmee, Fla. She was preceded in death by a son, William Jr. 

August Halbesleben
August E. Halbesleben of Cameron, 75, died April 28 at Lakeview Medical Center.
Mr. Halbesleben was born Nov. 9, 1921 in the Town of Plover, Marathon County, to Arthur and Emma (Nelson) Halbesleben. He was raised in the Town of Plover and later worked in various sawmills there. Mr. Halbesleben moved to Cameron in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Larry of Aniwa and Ivan of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Sharon Halbesleben of Rice Lake and Debby Nelson of Cameron; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Halbesleben of Birnamwood; and three sisters, Ruby Oberholtzer of Streeter, Ill., and Alice Guernsey and Dorothy Holoska, both of Chicago. 

Thelma Hodson
Thelma Winifred Hodson, 87, of Cumberland died April 18 at Cumberland Extended Care Unit.
Mrs. Hodson was born Feb. 2, 1910 in Ames, Iowa, to Ira and Jessie (Mann) Rouzer. She moved to the Pipe Lake area in 1920 and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1929, later becoming a registered nurse after attending the Asbury School of Nursing. She worked many years at Cumberland Hospital, retiring as director of nurses at age 68. On Feb. 3, 1936 she married Harry "Hoddy" Hodson, who died July 2, 1996. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Splatt.
Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Hegg of Superior and Suzanne Flach of Cumberland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ira Rouzer of Cumberland. 

Ruth Johnson
Ruth H. Johnson, 98, of Chetek, died May 13 at Knapp Haven Nursing Home there. 
Mrs. Johnson was born May 29, 1898 in Rice Lake to George and Ida (Hanson) Hovland. She married Gustave Johnson on May 29, 1926 in Sand Creek. Mrs. Johnson began teaching at age 16 at Sand Creek Schools. She attended Barron County Normal Teachers School and Eau Claire Normal Teachers School. She taught Norwegian and was a supervising teacher for Barron County. Mrs. Johnson also substitute taught for the Chetek School District. She was a charter member of Chetek Lutheran Church Deborah Circle anda member of the Rebecca Lodge. 
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Page of Eau Claire; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and a niece, Sharon Dyste. Mr. Johnson died in 1979. 

Helen Kallenbach
Helen Kallenbach, 74, died May 13 at her home in Dallas.
Mrs. Kallenbach was born March 3, 1923 in Dallas to Carl and Gena (Halverson) Lee. She was raised in the Dallas area and graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 1941. On April 26, 1942 she married Earl Kallenbach at Dallas. Mrs. Kallenbach farmed with her husband for many years and also had worked as a cook for Pioneer Nursing Home and Prairie Farm High School. Later, she worked at Wal-Mart in Rice Lake and, most recently, was a home health care provider. 
Survivors include her husband, Earl; a son, Bruce of Dallas; two daughters, Dawn Knutson of Menomonie and Jocelyn Larson of Clayton; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bob Lee of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Gerald Lee of Tucson, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara. 

Dennis Kraft
Dennis L. Kraft, 61, of Cumberland died May 4 at Cumberland Hospital. 
Mr. Kraft was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Cumberland to Clarence and Adena (Carlson) Kraft. He began farming after graduating from Cumberland High School in 1953. Together with partners Mickey Ritchie and M.E. Ritchie, he bought Island City Equipment, a Ford tractor and farm machinery dealership that he operated for about 15 years. On June 26, 1965 Mr. Kraft married Joan Gilbertson in Barron. With partner Bob Avery, he bought a rutabaga business in 1974. A few years later, Mr. Kraft bought out his partner and continued farming rutabagas until his death. He also was a dairy and crop farmer. Mr. Kraft was active in the community as a volunteer fireman and an officer in the Island City Snowmobile Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Joan; a daughter, Susan Paulson of Cumberland; a son, Brian of Eau Claire; two granddaughters; his mother, Adena of Cumberland; and a brother, Glenn of Grand Junction, Colo. 

Shirley Lefebvre
Shirley L. Lefebvre, 70, of Rice Lake died May 16 at Barron Medical Center.
Mrs. Lefebvre was born May 22, 1926 in Paw Paw, Mich., to Roy and Ethel (Isaacson) Isted. On Oct. 6, 1945 she married Donald Lefebvre in Rice Lake. They lived in Little Rock, Ark., for a short time while Mr. Lefebvre was in the service. They spent most of their married life in Rice Lake, raising six children. Mrs. Lefebvre moved to Cameron in 1982, and in 1994 she moved back to Rice Lake to be with her children. Her husband died July 6, 1977.
Survivors include three sons, Larry, David and Rick, all of Rice Lake; three daughters, Lois Jaecks and Nancy Jepperson, both of Rice Lake, and Patti Paulson of Cumberland; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Beverly O'Flanagan of Minneapolis, Lorna Rolette of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Carol Jones of Savage, Minn. 

Verne Minnick
Verne D. Minnick, 75, of Birchwood died April 26 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.
Mr. Minnick was born Aug. 25, 1921 in Turtle Lake. After graduating from high school he entered the Air Force. Mr. Minnick worked for Local 139 Construction Company for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He lived in Arizona for the last 15 years and recently moved to Birchwood.
Survivors include a son, Lee of Birchwood; a daughter, Donna Michaels of Osceola; four grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll and Elroy, both of Dresser; and a sister, Marion Measner of Osceola. 

Hilda Mortensen
Hilda M. Mortensen, 97, of Chetek died April 16 at Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek.
Mrs. Mortensen was born Feb. 14, 1900 in the Town of Dovre to Iver and Martha (Mustad) Skoug. She married Halvor Mortensen there on May 28, 1921. Mrs. Mortensen farmed most of her life, was a homemaker and did baby-sitting. She lived on the family farm until 1964, when she moved to Chetek. Mrs. Mortensen lived at her home until moving to Knapp Haven in May 1995. She was a member of her church's women's groups.
Survivors include three daughters, Beatrice Shears of Fulton, Ill., Vivian Williams of Chetek, and Helen Diers of Fruita, Colo; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mortensen died in 1962. 

Betty Newville
Betty Newville, 67, of Duluth died April 23 at her home.
Mrs. Newville was born Dec. 29, 1929 in the Town of Vance Creek to Clarence and Ovidia (Rye) Nordby. She was raised on a farm and attended school in the Town of Vance Creek. On Nov. 19, 1946 she married Ernest Newville in Balsam Lake. The couple operated a milk hauling business near Clear Lake, later moving to Minneapolis to operate a trucking business. In 1960 they moved to Duluth and owned and operated Skyline Express, Inc., and the Fuel Club, which Mrs. Newville continued to operate after her husband's death on June 25, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Gary of Duluth; two daughters, Beverly Callahan of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Mary Mara of Clear Lake; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Curtis Nordby of Prairie Farm; and two sisters, Jean Silverberg of Stanford, Mont., and Sylvia Davidson of Turtle Lake.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons. 

Ruth Nylin
Ruth Nylin, 67, of Lake Mary, Fla., died May 13.
She was born Mary Ruth Purpur in Philadelphia, Pa. She and her husband moved to Florida after his retirement in 1987. The couple spent many summers in Mikana and Rice Lake with Jack's parents, John and Sally Nylin.
Survivors include her husband, Jack; two sons, Charles of New City, N.Y., and John of Richfield, Minn.; two daughters, Cynthia Polchinski of Lake Mary and Katherine Berkowitz of New City; seven grandchildren; and her brother, Jack Purpur of Sacramento, Calif. 

Erma O'Flanagan
Erma O'Flanagan, 82, of Prairie Farm died April 18 at Cumberland Hospital.
Mrs. O'Flanagan was born Nov. 25, 1914 in Prairie Farm to Frank and Anna (Kurschner) Wirth. She was raised near Prairie Farm and attended school there and in Barron. On May 26, 1942 she married Raymond O'Flanagan in Prairie Farm. They farmed there until her husband's death in 1977. She cared for her mother for 8 years and baby-sat her grandchildren. Mrs. O'Flanagan was a longtime member of the Hope Circle of United Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Marlys LaBlanc of Prairie Farm; and two grandchildren, Colleen LaBlanc of Bloomer and Kelly LaBlanc of River Falls. 

Jacquie Perkovich
Jacquie Perkovich, 50, of Moorpark, Calif., and formerly of Rice Lake and Superior, died April 23 at her home.
Mrs. Perkovich was born March 21, 1947 in St. Paul. She was an elementary teacher at Pinecrest School in Simi Valley. She was a eucharistic minister at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. She lived in Rice Lake for 9 years, where her husband, Ron, was the water/wastewater utility superintendent for the city. Mrs. Perkovich lived in Moorpark for the last 10 years.
Survivors include her husband, Ron; a daughter, Nicole Perkovich; and a son, Josh Perkovich, all of Moorpark; her parents, Jack and Marg Lentsch of Cable; and a brother, Jeff Lentsch of St. Paul. 

Mary Rock
Mary M. Rock, 91, of Rice Lake and formerly of Cameron, died April 25 at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake.
Mrs. Rock was born Oct. 3, 1905 in Cameron to Joseph and Mary (Schlesinger) Drost. She was raised in Cameron and graduated from high school there in 1922. Mrs. Rock worked for Western Electric Co. in Chicago until 1933, when, following her mother's death, she returned to Cameron to help her father and family. On July 31, 1948 she married Florian Rock in Cameron. They moved to New Mexico and later to Saco, where they operated a beef cattle ranch. Following her husband's death in 1974, she returned to Cameron. The last 4 years she lived in Rice Lake. Mrs. Rock was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed nature and taking walks.
Survivors include a son, John of Long Beach, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Drost of New Auburn; and two sisters, Barbara Brooten of St. Paul and Ann Kaylor of Chetek.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph. 

Edwin Romsos
Edwin Romsos, 94, of Cameron died April 23 at his home..
Mr. Romsos was born Oct. 26, 1902 in the Town of Prairie Lake to Olaus and Sina (Branstad) Romsos. He was raised in the Cameron area and graduated from Cameron High School in 1921. Mr. Romsos farmed in the Cameron area all his life. On Nov. 24, 1940 he married Caroline Lundby in Great Falls, Mont. Mr. Romsos had been a member of the Cameron School Board. He was an avid fisherman, especially enjoying ice fishing.
Survivors include four sons, Dale of Okemos, Mich., Arden of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lee and David, both of Cameron; and 11 grandchildren.
Mrs. Romsos died April 19, 1992. 

Erling Romsos
Erling J. Romsos, 89, of Barronett died May 13 at Barron Riverside Manor.
Mr. Romsos was born Dec. 6, 1907 in the Town of Roosevelt to Ingvald and Karen (Viken) Romsos. He was married May 23, 1938 in Oconto to Marie Dillon, who died July 27, 1993. Mr. Romsos farmed for many years in the Timberland area, and in 1961 was named Burnett County Farmer of the Year. He was on the Burnett County ASCS Board, was active in 4-H and was a member of his church council and the cemetery board.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Mangelsen of Shell Lake; four sons, Wayne of Hudson, Gene of Pewaukee, Cal of Barron and Ron of Barronett; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Laura Rudi
Laura E. Rudi, 85, of Barron died April 18 at Barron Riverside Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Rudi was born Dec. 3, 1910 in rural Prairie Farm to John and Katherine (Beiswanger) Kallenbach. She grew up in the Prairie Farm area and later graduated from Barron High School. She attended River Falls State Teachers College and taught in rural schools for several years. On Oct. 8, 1933 she married Clarence Lentz at St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Prairie Farm. They farmed in rural Dallas for many years. Mr. Lentz died July 3, 1959. On Sept. 28, 1960 she married Marvin Rudi at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cameron, and they moved to Sturtevant. Mrs. Rudi was active in church activities over the years, including Lutheran Ladies Guild and teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school. In 1976 they retired and moved to Fairfield Bay, Ark. Mr. Rudi died in 1990 and she returned to the Barron area in 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Fregien of Franksville; a son, Clifford Lentz of Markesan; a brother, Harry Kallenbach of Vancouver, British Columbia; and six grandchildren. 

Harold Severson
Harold James Severson, 75, of Cumberland died April 27 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn.
Mr. Severson was born May 11, 1921 in the Town of Arland to Sever and Lillian (Lammert) Severson. He was raised in the Arland area and farmed there. Mr. Severson joined the Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the European Theater. On June 11, 1949 he married Vivian Dunn in the Town of Crystal Lake. Mr. Severson hauled milk for many years and was employed at Stella Cheese in Cumberland for 30 years until retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; three sons, Ric and Greg of Cumberland, and Chris of Rice Lake; a daughter, Judy Severson of Rice Lake; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Severson of Circle Pines, Minn.; and two sisters, Luella Miller of Cle Elum, Wash., and Wanda Lau of Webster. 

Delores Snobl
Delores Snobl, 57, of Rice Lake died May 9 at her home. after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were Monday morning at Bethany Lutheran. 
Ms. Snobl was born Sept. 14, 1939 in Rice Lake to DeForest and Alice (Smith) Pierce. After graduating from Shell Lake High School she attended teachers college in Rice Lake. Ms. Snobl taught at Franklin Elementary for 3 years. After raising her children, she sold Tupperware for over 18 years. 
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Czekalski of Weyerhaeuser and Rhonda Snobl of Rice Lake; three sons, Robert and DeWayne, both of Eau Claire, and Kevin of Spring Lake Park, Minn.; six grandchildren; a sister, Lois Ellsworth of Cumberland; and three brothers, LeRoy Pierce of Milwaukee, Vernon Pierce of Columbia Heights, Minn. and Ronald Pierce of Sarona. 

Roger Solum
Roger H. Solum of Cumberland, 68, died May 11 at Lakeview Medical Center. 
Mr. Solum was born June 5, 1928 in Cumberland to Henry and Anna (Nelson) Solum. He was raised in the Cumberland area and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1947. Mr. Solum served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was also in the Navy Reserves. He had worked at the 3M company in Cumberland for 17 years. 
Survivors include two sons, Robert of Rice Lake and Jerry of Cumberland; three grandchildren; a brother, Clair of Cumberland; and two sisters, Verna Nelson of Cumberland and Marlys Peters of Los Gatos, Calif. 

Margaret Wokasch
Margaret M. Wokasch, 95, of Nile Health Care Center in Minneapolis, died May 18.
Mrs. Wokasch was born on Feb. 15, 1902 to Frank and Antonia (Levenez) Doubek in Rice Lake. She was a retiree of Char-Lynn and a member of many singing groups in the Minneapolis area, the last being the Happy Re-treads.
Survivors include two sons, Russell and William; four daughters, Elizabeth Edlund, Rita Wokasch, Donna Wiese and Margaret Pfeifer; and 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by nieces and nephews in the Rice Lake area.
Her husband, William Wokasch, died in 1949. 

Beverly Winterrowd
Beverly Jean Winterrowd, 66, of Janesville, died April 29 at her home.
Mrs. Winterrowd was born July 1, 1930 in Rice Lake to Lewland and Mildred (DeMars) Olson. She worked for many years in the restaurant business and as a nurses' aide at nursing homes and Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Winterrowd retired in 1992 from General Motors. She was an active Easter Seals volunteer.
Survivors include four daughters, Jean Wescott, Vicky Brasel and Betty Thoms, all of Janesville, and Sue Neumann of Winchester, Tenn.; a son, Bill; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Joyce Holmstrom of Rice Lake, Marilyn Hill and Donna Robotka, both of Birchwood, and Shirley Klossner of Janesville; and four brothers, Lewland Olson Jr. of Hilbert, John Olson of Janesville, Gary Olson of Edgerton, and Gene Olson of Apple Valley, Minn.


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