|Randall C. `Bud’ Ashley
Randall C. "Bud" Ashley, 85, formerly of 8058 136th St., Chippewa Falls,
died Tuesday evening, Aug. 31, 1999, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.
He was born Sept. 7, 1913, in the town of Anson, Chippewa County to
Myrtle (Davis) and Newman Ashley. He attended school in Dallas and Barron,
graduating from Barron High School in 1931. He then attended UW-Eau Claire..
Bud was a buttermaker in his father's creamery at Dallas for many years
and he held the youngest buttermaker license in Wisconsin at that time.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served at Childress,
Texas. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Bud married Carol Melby Carter on Dec. 23, 1943, in a military wedding
at Fort Snelling, Minn. They lived in Chippewa Falls, where he managed
the Pure Ice and Locker Plant for 13 years. He then owned Bud's North Star
gas station for 13 years.
He is survived by Carol of Chippewa Falls; two daughters, Linda (Bob)
Robertson of Chippewa Falls, Susan Bruley of Chippewa Falls; one son, Newman
Ashley of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Heather, Jordan and
Chad Bruley, all of Chippewa Falls; three sisters, Vi Simonson of Chippewa
Falls, Jean Erickson of Boynton Beach, Fla., Doris Dahle of Connecticut
and Florida; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, James Dahle; three
brothers-in-law, Elmer Erickson, Phillip Dahle and Dr. Sig Simonson.
Private graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 3, at Forest
Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Richard Estrem-Fuller of Trinity
United Methodist Church officiating. There will be no visitation.
Memorials in Randall's memory may be given to the Building Fund at
Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Kent A. Christensen
Kent A. Christensen, 36, of 25 W. Wisconsin St., Chippewa Falls, died
Wednesday morning, Sept. 1, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa
Falls, as a result of a work related accident.
He was born Aug. 25, 1963, in Chippewa Falls to Dorothy (Woll) and
Jack Christensen. He attended Korger-Chestnut Elementary School, and Chippewa
Falls Middle and High Schools. He had been employed for his parents at
J. Christensen Florist & Greenhouse in Chippewa Falls until becoming
co-owner with his brother, Brian, in February 1997.
Survivors include his parents, Dorothy and Jack Christensen of Chippewa
Falls; his special friend, Misty Schemenauer and her son, Andrew Beaudette
of Chippewa Falls; one sister, Bonnie Christensen of Chippewa Falls; three
brothers, Brian (Mickey) Christensen of Jim Falls, Bradley Christensen
of Chippewa Falls, and Clay Christensen of Chippewa Falls; his paternal
grandfather, Elmer Christensen of Chippewa Falls; his maternal grandmother,
Rosine Woll of Chippewa Falls; nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Christensen in 1958;
his brother, Dana Christensen in 1996; his paternal grandmother, Marion
Christensen; and his maternal grandfather, Carvel Woll.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Pederson-Volker
Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Roger Skatrud of Our Saviour's
Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill
Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service Friday at the
Kent loved to hunt. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Memorial contributions in Kent's memory may be directed to any wildlife
preservation projects, specifically Duck's Unlimited.
Leonard S. Johnson
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Leonard S. Johnson, 84, of Minneapolis, Minn.,
formerly of Longwood, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Abbott Northwestern
Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Rose (Cartier)
and Frank Johnson. He came to Chippewa Falls in 1935 to work for his uncle
who operated a manufacturing company. In 1948 he purchased the business
and established Johnson Manufacturing Company, eventually employing 170
people in the Chippewa Falls area. He sold the business in 1967 and retired
to Florida for many years, returning to Chippewa Falls during the summer
Survivors include one son, Robert Johnson of Minneapolis; two daughters,
Dolores (Casey) Sylla of Barrington, Ill. and Rosemary (Phil) Yurgae of
Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter-in-law, Marcia (Richard) Larson of Eau Claire;
five grandsons, Steven, John, Eric, Jeff and Christopher; four granddaughters,
Christine, Meredith, Kara and Dana; and one great granddaughter, Hanna.
Other special friends include Mary Pat and Catherine Ann McDowell, Jon
Monda and Jerry Daniel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; one son, James; and
A memorial service will be held for the immediate family.
Funeral services for Jacqueline K. "Jackie" Boos were held at 12:00
Noon Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls. The
Rev. Albert Sonnberger, the Rev. John Potaczek, the Rev. Eric Berns and
the Rev. Richard Gilles con-celebrated at the funeral Mass. Interment was
in Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Music during the Mass was provided by the Notre Dame Choir. Readings
were given by the Rev. Potaczek and the Rev. Berns. Gift Bearers were Dean,
Lynn, Nathan and Stacey Boos. A poem was read by Charlie Bucheger, which
was written by his daughter, Carissa Twillie.
Casket Bearers were Jeff Dahl, Troy Burtness, Eric Nyhus, Adam Potaczek,
Butch Berg and Adam Jacobson.
Tuesday afternoon the P.C.C.W. of Notre Dame recited the rosary and
Tuesday evening the Rev. Potaczek led the family, relatives and friends
in a Christian Vigil Service at the Horan Funeral Home.
Helen “Gram” DeSomer, 87, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Lake Delton,
died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Hannah M. Rutledge Nursing Home in
Helen was born in Fort Atkinson on Nov. 9, 1911, to Louis and Anna
(Voy) Kreklow. Helen grew up in Ft. Atkinson and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran
Helen married Alexander DeSomer on Feb. 15, 1930, in Chicago, Ill.
Helen, lovingly referred to as “Gram,” is survived by her two sons,
Robert (Barbara) of Justice, Ill., and Leonard (Sharon) of Oostburg; three
daughters, Beverly (Dave) Weise of Wisconsin Dells, Joan DeSomer of Baraboo,
and Lucille Kozak of Bridgeview, Ill.; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren
and a special daughter-in-law, Linda DeSomer of Chippewa Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband in March, 1982; her parents;
two brothers; four sisters and a daughter, Annie.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, Oct.
1 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Dells with the Rev. Richard Collier
officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
The Picha Funeral Home of Lake Delton assisted the family with arrangements.
FALL CREEK—Marie J. Woodford, 86, of the Fall Creek Valley Nursing
Home, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the home.
Marie was born in Cleghorn on Jan. 29, 1913, to John and Mary Pederson.
Marie married Loyal Woodford on March 4, 1931, in Eau Claire. The couple
farmed most of their married life in Eau Claire County, mainly in the Town
She is survived by three sons, Donald Sr. (Betty), Roger (Linda) and
Lyle (Debora) all of Fall Creek; five daughters, Bernice (Leonard) Dekan
of Eau Claire, Joyce (Thomas) Gerdes, and Joanne Linder, both of Red Wing,
Minn., Carol (Kenneth) Huff and Ragena (Cliff) Albrecht, both of Fall Creek;
one brother, Martin Pederson of Eau Claire; three sisters, Della Iverson
of Minong, Illine Reagan of Mesa, Ariz., Irma Hanson of Altoona; 15 grandchildren,
24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in Feb., 1982, and eight siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1 at Zion Lutheran
Church in the Town of Seymour, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta,
and one hour before services at the church.
Dale L. Anthony
EAU CLAIRE — Dale L. Anthony, 68, of 1325 Summit St., Eau Claire, died
Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 at Luther Hospital.
He was born on May 22, 1931 in Blytheville, Ark. Dale served in the
U.S. Air Force as a Technical Sergeant working on T33 aircraft from 1950-1955.
While stationed in Prestwick Scotland, he met his wife, Mary Dick. They
were married in Prestwick on June 10, 1954.
Dale started Anthony Custom Homebuilders in the early 1960’s, specializing
in residential and light commercial construction. He began Anthony Heating
and Cooling in 1980, which he continued to operate until his retirement
Dale’s passions included downhill skiing, road touring and mountain
bicycling. He devoted the last three years of his life to building and
flying radio controlled (RC) aircraft. He was a member of the Indianhead
Country R.C. Modelers, Inc. and the Menomonie R/C Flyers. He enjoyed including
all of his grandchildren in his many hobbies and helping other people with
their special projects.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, James (Rebecca) of Eau Claire;
two daughters, Elizabeth (Steven) Statz of Maple Grove, Minn. and Diane
(Lee) Erickson of North Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, John King, Alex,
Michelle and Phillip Anthony, Amanda and Sara Statz, Kadie and Kyle Erickson;
his mother, Wilma Albrecht of Cornell; ten brothers and sisters, Donald
Anthony of La Crosse, Robert (Marilyn) Anthony of Dresser, Larry (Brigitte)
Olmstead of Fredricksburg, Va., Juanita Patten and Nancy (Howard) Fasbender,
both of Cornell, Bob (Pat) Olmstead of Anchorage, Alaska, Fred (Karla)
Olmstead of Fresno, Calif., Diane (Don) Oliver of Jim Falls, Linda (Gale)
Skistad of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. and Kathy (Mark) Hauser of Missoula,
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Olmstead and step
father, Emory Anthony.
A celebration of Dale’s life will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13
at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, Eau Claire with the Pastor Kendal
Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to services Wednesday at
the funeral home.
Jeffrey B. Chwala
EAU CLAIRE — Jeffrey B. Chwala, 21, of 429 Platt St., Eau Claire, died
Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at Luther Hospital from injuries he received in
an industrial accident that occurred on Oct. 6.
Jeff moved to the Boyd area with his family in 1981. He attended Stanley-Boyd
schools. He then moved to Eau Claire and was an employee at American Coating
Jeff loved hunting, working on his car, music and snowmobiling. Jeff’s
ready smile and “I’m one step ahead of you Dad” gleam will leave a big
vacancy in our hearts. Although he leaves Dad and little sister Corrine
behind, we are consoled in the knowledge that Jeff and Mom are together
in the hands of our Lord.
Survivors include his father, Dale Chwala of Boyd; sister, Corrine
Chwala of Boyd; maternal grandmother, Clara Keller of Milwaukee; paternal
grandfather, Ted Chwala of Stanley; and paternal grandmother, Armella Chwala
He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, in 1991 and maternal
grandfather, Gilbert Keller.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Faith
Evangelical Free Church in Stanley, with the Rev. Matt Miklasz officiating
and burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Boyd. Visitation will be from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley.
Lillian F. Evans
Lillian F. Evans, 99, formerly of Rhinelander, died Friday, Oct. 8,
1999, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.
She was born Oct. 4, 1900, in Chicago, to Charles and Josephine Hoker.
She grew up in Chicago where she married Frank Peters. They resided in
Oaklawn, Ill., Deerbrook and in Hazelhurst where they owned a resort. They
moved to Rhinelander, where they owned and operated Frank's Fine Foods
Mr. Peters preceded her in death in 1957. She continued to work as
a cook in Rhinelander.
In 1970, Lillian married Lester Evans in Rhinelander. He preceded her
in death in 1971. She moved to the Evergreen Manor in Rhinelander where
she resided for 25 years. She moved to the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls
Survivors include two grandchildren, Judi (Glen) Robison of Chippewa
Falls and Jerry (Tina) Krause of San Angelo, Texas; seven great-grandchildren,
Tyler, Brett and Dustin Hansen, Frank and Denise Krause and Brian and Matthew
Robison; and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her two husbands, she
is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, June Krause on Dec.
18, 1956; three sisters, Margaret Zeman, Anna Zetek and Jewel Tristano;
four brothers, Jim, Chick, Arthur and Frank Hoker.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Pederson-Volker
Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Stacie Schubert of Central
Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery,
Romaine G. Knudtson
Romaine G. Knudtson, 77, formerly of Eau Claire, died Sunday, Oct.
10, 1999, at Lakeside South Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.
He was born April 21, 1922, to Martha (Erickson) and Carl Knudtson
in Eau Claire, where he grew up. He was employed at the Eau Claire County
Home, where he loved to garden.
Romaine married Florence Allen Wagar on Nov. 15, 1972, in Eau Claire.
They resided in Eau Claire until moving to Chippewa Falls in 1997.
Romaine played in a band and loved to play the harmonica, to fish,
and to paint.
Survivors include his wife, Florence; two stepdaughters, Mary Haas
of Madison and Marilyn White of Stevens Point; one sister, Elaine Beaver
of Eau Claire; his brother-in-law, Joe Beaver of Eau Claire; his sister-in-law,
Phyllis Knudtson of Eau Claire; one step granddaughter, Alta Haas; his
special friend, Arlyn Hayes of Chippewa Falls; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Eleanore Beaver;
and his brother, LaVern Knudtson.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Mae
Rowan Ecumenical Center of Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa
Falls, with the Rev. Gerald Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie
View Cemetery, town of Hallie.
Friends may call one-half hour prior to the service Tuesday at the
Mae Rowan Ecumenical Center.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Dolores Henneman were held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 9, 1999 at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls. Rev. Scott Bauer and
Rev. Albert Sonnberger con-celebrated at the funeral mass and also officiated
at the prayers of interment in Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Music during the mass was provided by the St. Charles Funeral Choir,
Ben Nguyen, and Judy Brist. Readings were given by Sarah Dolesy. Gift Bearers
were Kim, Emily, Angie and Ann Henneman, Jeni Brady, Brenda and Amanda
Casket Bearers were John, David, Adam, Patrick and Joe Henneman, Eddie
Mathison, Bruce Peterson, and Dave Keto.
Friday afternoon the Ladies of St. Charles Church recited the rosary
and Friday evening Rev. Bauer led the family, relatives and friends in
a Christian Vigil Service at the Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls.
M. Leo Howard
M. Leo Howard, 83, formerly of Eau Claire, died Saturday, Oct. 30,
1999, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, Chippewa Falls.
He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Gravette, Ark., the son of Robert and
Mary Howard. He attended schools in Pittsburgh, Kansas, including Kansas
State Teacher’s College from which he graduated.
In 1937, he started in radio as an announcer at KOAM in Pittsburg,
later he went on to KWTO Springfield, Missouri, KFBI Wichita, Kan., and
WEDC Chicago, Ill. At this point he entered the Army as a Private and was
honorably discharged as a Captain, having been Company Commander with the
84th division in the European Theatre. Among the decorations he received
were a Bronze Star with Four Oak-Leaf Clusters, the Croix de Guerre, the
Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross.
Leo returned to the broadcasting industry in 1946, working as commercial
and general manager in Oklahoma City, Nashville, Des Moine and Tulsa. In
1955 he came to Eau Claire as a General Manager of WEAU-TV, and was also
General Manager of WAXX-AM and WEAU-FM of Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire.
He also served as the President of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce,
Chippewa Valley Board of Trade, Director of the Wisconsin Broadcasters
Association and a member of the Commerce and Industry Advisory Committee.
He was past member of the Masonic Lodge and Zor Shrine. Due to illness,
Leo retired in 1971.
Leo married Edith McNamara in 1947 and they had three children.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Susan Grothen and Bill (Tammy)
Howard; and five grandchildren, Stephanie, Abby, Amy, Kimberly and Kyle.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; and his son, Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral
Chapel, Eau Claire. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
Johnson death notice
CHETEK — Harold Johnson, 82, of Chetek, died today, Tuesday, Nov. 2,
1999, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dovre Lutheran
Church in rural New Auburn. Interment will be in Dovre Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Plombon Funeral Home,
Stanley, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.
Bernice B. Johnson
Bernice B. Johnson, 78, of 221 Allen St., Chippewa Falls, died Sunday,
Oct. 31, 1999, at Lakeside North Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa
She was born July 7, 1921, in the town of Woodmohr to Elsie (Albrecht)
and Joseph Hilger. She graduated from Bloomer High School in 1939.
Bernice married Edward W. Johnson in 1948. She was employed at the
Northern Center for the Developmentally Disabled for over 30 years, retiring
in June, 1983. She became a resident of Lakeside North Nursing and Rehabilitation
in July, 1999.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, and the
Chippewa Valley YMCA.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Gary) Krauter of Colby, Karen
(Gerald) Overhulser of Eau Claire; one son, Joseph (Sandi) Johnson of Yuma,
Ariz.; three grandchildren, Benjamin Johnson, Lori Evans, Matthew Overhulser;
one sister, Florence Pederson of Chippewa Falls; her sister-in-law, Lucille
Hilger of Bloomer; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 18, 1996; one sister,
Lorraine Gallagher; and one brother, Walter Hilger.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Pederson-Volker
Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Donald C. Thorson of Christ
Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery,
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service
Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Bernice was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed
by her family and friends.
Thomas Lee Seng
HOLCOMBE — Thomas Lee Seng, 35, of Holcombe, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999,
as the result of a single care accident in the town of Colburn, Chippewa
He was born Dec. 6, 1963 in Ladysmith, the son of Earl and Marion (Nash)
Seng. He attended school in Holcombe and was owner and operator of Hop
Seng’s Repair Service in Holcombe.
Survivors include his fiance, Elizabeth Tomczak of Thorp; one brother,
Dale (Josephine) Seng of Gilman; three sisters, Patricia (Gerald) Jones,
Martha Poppe and LaVonne (Roger) King , all of Holcombe; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Lyle.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Borton
Funeral Home, Cornell, with burial in the Holcombe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services
Thursday at the funeral home.
DeLos A. Roth
DeLos A. Roth, 65, former resident of Cornell,
died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at his home in Chippewa Falls.
He was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Cornell, the
son of Albert and Viola (Thorson) Roth. He was raised in Cornell where
he attended school. He moved to Minnesota where he worked in sales, selling
furniture, appliances and real estate.
DeLos was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt
and fish and especially enjoyed camping. He was a volunteer with the Salvation
Army and an active member of Green Thumb, both in Chippewa Falls.
Survivors include his children, Kathryn Ann
(Terry) Kyzak of Alabama, Richard Allan Roth and Teresa Roth, both of Minnesota;
two sisters, RonaDon (Larry) McDonald of Barron, Marilyn Epp of Brooklyn
Park, Minn.; four brothers, LaMont (Marion) Roth of Eagle River, Glenard
(Wanda) Roth of Alvin, Larry (Ann) Roth of Park Falls and John (Dianne)
of Chippewa Falls; and four grandchildren, Amy, James, Jason and Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and
one daughter, Susan Louise.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 12 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Cornell, with Father Jeremiah
Cashman officiating. Burial will be in the Cornell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Borton Funeral Home, Cornell.
Marjory H. Stanley
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marjory Helen Stanley,
94, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Sacramento, Calif.
She was born Feb. 15, 1905, in Velva, N.D.,
the daughter of Benjamin and Gertrude Wellman.
Marjory married George (Lyle) Stanley on May
26, 1924, in Rochester, Minn. They lived in Chippewa Falls before moving
to Oxnard, Calif.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Chippewa Falls and Oxnard, and was a member of the American Legion
Auxiliary in Chippewa Falls. She had been living with her daughter, Helen,
She is survived by: three sons, Rev. Edwin
L. (Marjorie) Stanley of Velma, Okla., Rev. Lee G. (Katherine) Stanley
of Lancaster, Calif., and Jay L. (Cordelia) Stanley of Ventura, Calif.;
two daughters, Ada M. (Jerome) Reischel of Bloomer and Helen A. Stanley
of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband; her son, Benjamin; three sisters, Pearl, Marie and Dorothy;
and one brother, Edgar.
Memorial services will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church in Oxnard.
Graveside services will be held at Forest
Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls at a later date.
Simple Traditions is in charge of cremation.
Sister M. Eltrudis Thiemann, OSF
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Sister M. Eltrudis Thiemann,
94, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, died Thursday,
March 2, 2000, at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Ill.
Sister M. Eltrudis, the former Hedwig Thiemann,
was born Aug. 9, 1905, in Langenbielan, Silesia, Germany, the daughter
of Herman and Emma Grenlich Thiemann. She entered the congregation on May
28, 1931, and professed her religious vows on May 3, 1934.
Sister performed domestic tasks at hospitals
in Illinois and Wisconsin. She served at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa
Falls, from 1958 until 1982. She moved to the Motherhouse due to failing
health in 1982.
She is survived by: one brother, Joseph Thiemann
of Germany; one sister, Gertrud Polzer of Germany; several nieces and nephews;
and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Father John Ostdiek, OFM will celebrate the
Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial on Monday, March 6
at St. Francis of Assisi Church at the Motherhouse. Burial will be in Crucifixion
Visitation will be held at 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
March 5 at the Motherhouse with a wake service to be held at 4 p.m.
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
A funeral service for Beverly M. Moe, 75,
of 721 Veronica St., Chippewa Falls, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March
3, 2000, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Donald
C. Thorson of Christ Lutheran Church officiated, with music provided by
Judy Brist. Family comments were given by daughters, Julie Moe, Marsha
Feuster, and Kathy Moehagen.
Spring interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery,
town of Hallie. Honorary pallbearers were brothers-in-law, Bill and Dick
Moe; brother, Jim Strum; and sons-in-law, Sam Feuster, Ed Moehagen and
Ruben ‘Skip’ Fauks
MESA, Ariz. — Ruben “Skip” Fauks, 76, of Mesa,
Ariz., died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health
System, while on vacation in Menomonie.
He was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Clear Lake,
the son of Fred and Bertha (Boss) Fauks. Upon his graduation from Clear
Lake High School in 1941, he entered the U.S. Air Force. He served in the
Air Force from August 1942 until September 1945, in the European Theatre.
Skip married Lois Vrieze on June 14, 1947,
in Menomonie. They just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
He worked at Lakeside Aluminum Company in
Menomonie from 1945 to 1947 and then at Menomonie Refrigerated Lockers,
which he purchased in 1955. He operated the Locker Company until he retired
Skip was a member of the United Methodist
Church all the years he lived in Menomonie. He was also a member of the
Menomonie Lions Club for 35 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling
and playing cribbage. He’ll live on in the many pieces of stained glass
work that he shared with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Mesa,
Ariz.; one daughter, Peggy (Donald) Strand of Chippewa Falls; two grandsons,
Matthew Strand of Hudson and Timothy Strand of Chippewa Falls; one brother,
Otto Fauks of Milwaukee; four sisters, Trudy Webert of Port Angeles, Wash.,
Clara Kunkel of Seattle, Wash., Edna Owen of St. Paul, Minn., and Dee (Ralph)
Spendal of Salem, Ore.; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four
brothers; and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, June 19 at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, with the Rev. Marilynn
Rushton officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Veterans
Honor Guard of Menomonie.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service
at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials
to the American Heart Association or the Veterans Memorial in Clear Lake.
Keith D. Henneman
Keith D. Henneman, 77, of 7274 178th St.,
Chippewa Falls, died Thursday evening, June 15, 2000, at St. Mary\'s Hospital
in Rochester, Minn.
He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Chippewa Falls,
to Irene (Koenig) and Irvin Henneman. He graduated from Chippewa Falls
High School and was a lifelong resident of Chippewa Falls. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Loretta Felce. Keith worked
as a plumbing steamfitter for the State of Wisconsin. He was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church, United Commercial Travelers, Disabled
American Veterans, and Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Keith married Dorothy E. Roycraft Lowe on
Oct. 4, 1966, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls. He
enjoyed scroll woodworking as a hobby. He also loved hunting and fishing
and served as a Boy Scout leader.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Chippewa
Falls; two daughters, Diana (Dallas) Olson of Bloomington, Minn., Linda
(Dr. Ken) Wallmeyer of Madison; two sons, Terry Henneman of Chippewa Falls,
David Henneman of Eau Claire; two brothers, Harold Henneman of Eau Claire,
Gordy Henneman of Camp Douglas; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Robert)
Hoffman, Ben Winget, Ryan Winget, Leigh Wallmeyer, Tara Henneman, Nick
Olson, Erin Olson, Andy Wallmeyer; one great-granddaughter, Saraya Hoffman;
his aunt, Lorena Henneman of the Rutledge Home; and many nieces and nephews.
He is further survived by his stepdaughter, Linda (Ray) Benedict and their
families, Rick, Kelly, Carol, Jeff and eight great-grandchildren; and his
stepson, Leonard (Lana) Lowe of Chippewa Falls and two grandchildren, Steven
Lowe of Wisconsin Rapids and Michael Lowe of Chippewa Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his
brother, Bruce Henneman; two sisters-in-law; and a friend, Helen.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls,
with the Rev. Richard Estrem-Fuller officiating. Burial will be at a later
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday,
June 17, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls and one hour
prior to the service Sunday at the church.
Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church
Building Fund in Keith\'s name would be appreciated.
Leland E. Smiley
MADISON — Leland E. Smiley, died Thursday,
June 15, 2000, at Woodland House, Madison.
He was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Massena, Iowa,
the son of Leon Wilmot and Bertha (Buchanan) Smiley. As a boy, he moved
with his family to a farm near Curtiss. In June 1930 he began working for
the Northern States Power Company as a lineman with a construction crew
Leland married Eleanor Green on Dec. 31, 1936,
in Lancaster, Wis. He continued to work for the power company as a lineman
in Stanley, a transmission line patrolman covering the area from Chippewa
Falls to Abbotsford and finally, as a NSP District Representative in Thorp.
During World War II he worked the Green family farm while working full
time for NSP, because his brother-in-law and brother were in the Army.
After the war he bought a small dairy farm in Curtiss where he raised horses.
After his retirement from NSP on Feb. 28, 1974, he lived in Thorp, Cadott,
Stanley, Marshfield and Madison.
In 1984 he married Fran Isaacs who died in
He is survived by three children, Kathleen
(Richard) Krueger of Charlevoix, Mich., Thomas (Elaine) Smiley of Madison
and Barbara (Robert) Bishop of Crystal Lake, Ill; six grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by his parents; his
wife, Eleanor; his brothers, Lester and Donald; and his sister, Mary Bulgrin.
Dad loved the outdoors, as a place to work
both as a farmer and as a lineman, for recreational fishing and pheasant
hunting with his labrador, which he continued until he was 80 years old.
He enjoyed riding horses and training hunting dogs. He was a long time
member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and of the
Stanley Methodist Church, serving as a board member and usher.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon Monday,
June 19 at Stanley Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Swarr officiating.
Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Curtiss.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
June 18 at Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley.
Memorials may be made to the Stanley Methodist
Delores J. Sorenson
Delores J. Sorenson, 63, of 842 Pumphouse
Rd., Chippewa Falls, died Thursday evening, June 15, 2000, at Sacred Heart
Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born April 29, 1937, in Chippewa Falls
to Emma (Vogler) and Frank Bollom. She graduated from Chippewa Falls High
Delores had been employed as a bookkeeper
at Johnson Manufacturing Company and Meyer Chevrolet, both in Chippewa
Falls. In 1978, she started work at Cray Research, where she worked until
her retirement in 1998.
She was married to Grant E. Sorenson on April
28, 1987, in Chippewa Falls.
Survivors include her husband, Grant Sorenson
of Chippewa Falls; two sons, Rex Beachem and Ryan (Tracy) Beachem, all
of Chippewa Falls; her parents, Emma and Frank Bollom of Chippewa Falls;
two stepsons, Robert Sorenson and Terry (Jean) Sorenson, all of Sioux City,
Iowa; one brother, Richard (Joyce) Bollom of Trego; and six step grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday, June 19, at Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, with the
Rev. Donald C. Thorson officiating. Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery,
Eau Claire County.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, and one hour prior to the
service Monday at the church.
Lori L. Woodall
CONROE, Texas — Lori L. Woodall, 41, formerly
of Chippewa Falls, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Conroe, Texas, after
a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 26, 1958, in Eau Claire,
the daughter of Jielda (Miller) and Harlen Bahr. She grew up in Chippewa
Falls and graduated from Chi-Hi in 1977. She enlisted into the Army in
September 1977 and during her eight years of service she received the Army
Service Ribbon, (2) Army Good Conduct Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon,
Rifle M-16 Expert Badge, Army Commendation Badge, Hand Grenade Sharpshooter
Badge and had rank of Sergeant.
Lori continued her education and became an
LPN after leaving the Army and took great pride in her career.
She is survived by her children, Dietra Alyece
(15), Chanse Marcus (14), and Chelsea Makalah (6); her parents; a brother,
Kevin (Cathy Schwartz); a sister, Bekki (Shane Rich); several nieces; a
nephew; her 96-year old maternal grandmother, Jeraldine L. Miller; and
many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal
grandparents, Olaf and Joyce Bahr; and maternal grandfather, Lester Miller.
A Memorial service will be held Monday, June
19 at Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Visitation is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed
by a service with Pastor Thorson officiating.
Lewis ‘Pat’ P. Feuerstein
STANLEY — Lewis “Pat” Patrick Feuerstein,
47, of 11662 County Hwy. H, Stanley, town of Delmar, died Tuesday, July
4, 2000, at his residence.
He was born June 1, 1953, in Ionia, Mich.
the son of Lewis and Marie (Jakeway) Feuerstein. He grew up in the area
and attending area schools, graduating as Valedictorian from Belding High
School in 1971. In 1976 he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
with honors from Michigan State University.
Lewis married Sharon Lingen on April 21, 1979,
at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley. They lived in the Greenwood-Loyal
area and Lena, Wis. area where he practiced before coming to Stanley where
he merged with Dr. Michael Navratil at Wolf River Veterinary in 1980. In
1990 they merged with Stanley Veterinary Service. In 1996 he was president
of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinarian Association.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Stanley
Chamber of Commerce, Stanley Lion’s Club and the F.F.A. Alumni in which
he was always involved in their tree sales.
Lewis was an avid hunter and outdoorsman,
belonging to the National Wild Turkey Federation, Safari Club, Whitetails
Unlimited, Duck’s Unlimited, and Taylor County Sportsman’s Club. He also
enjoyed tree farming in which he was Taylor County’s Tree Farmer of the
Year in 1998 and belonged to Northwest Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation
He also enjoyed ATV riding, traveling and
being with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; one son,
Robert Patrick; and one daughter, Jennifer, all of Stanley; one brother,
John (Kathy) of Wyoming, Mich.; one sister, Gloria Rich of Greenville,
Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis
in 1983; his mother, Marie in 2000; and a brother, Charles in 1987.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley.
Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday
at the Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley, with a Parish Vigil Service to be
recited at 8 p.m.
Ronald C. Van Natta
Ronald C. Van Natta, 84, of 330 Frenette Dr.
#2, Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at St. Joseph\'s Hospital,
He was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Elgin, Ill. to
Mabel N. (Cline) and Raymond L. Van Natta. He was raised in Elgin and graduated
from Elgin High School in 1937.
Ronald married Mary Jane Head on Sept. 20,
1940, in Elgin. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre from
1944-1945. He was then employed at the Elgin Water Department for 34 years,
retiring as Superintendent in May, 1980. He and his wife moved to Chippewa
Falls in October, 1997 to be near their daughter and her family.
He was a member of the VFW in Elgin; the American
Legion in Chippewa Falls and in Elgin; the Golden K in Elgin; and the AWWA.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters,
Pat (Norman) Sanders of Poplar Grove, Ill., Mary (Dennis) Brown of Chippewa
Falls; one sister, M. Noreen Pearson of Hopkinton, Iowa; two bothers, Ralph
Van Natta, R. John (Harriett) Van Natta, both of Riverside, Calif.; seven
grandchildren, Dory (Jeff) Bartz, Paul (Jennifer) Sanders, Jay, Marcy,
and David Sanders, Peggy (Jon) Mattison, Susie Brown; eight great-grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m.,
Friday, July 7, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with
Rev. Gerald W. Mann, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery,
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday
and until the time of service Friday at the funeral chapel.
Mary Janese Sazama
Mary Janese Sazama, 86, of 658 Heritage Court,
Chippewa Falls, died Thursday morning, July 6, 2000, at her home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Madison, the
daughter of Ella Frances (Conlin) and William Frederick Cline. She was
raised in Madison where she graduated from St. Patrick\'s School, Madison
East High School and the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Home Economics, majoring in Nutrition. She did post-graduate
training at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. She was then head of
the Dietetics Dept. at the Marshfield Clinic, Methodist Hospital and the
Jackson Clinic in Madison.
Janese married Dr. John J. Sazama on June
22, 1939, in Madison. After their marriage, they resided in Bloomer for
six years and have resided in Chippewa Falls since that time.
She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church,
Chippewa Falls, St. Joseph\'s Hospital Auxiliary, and the Elks Ladies.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. John J.
Sazama; three daughters, Jane Helen Birtwistle of San Jose, Calif., Carol
Mary Sazama of Medford, N.J., Elizabeth Ann (Bert) Pulitzer of Greenwich,
Conn.; four sons, The Honorable Judge Thomas John (Mary) Sazama of Chippewa
Falls, Richard Cline (Debra) Sazama, M.D. of Eau Claire, William Joseph
(Janice M. Bischel) Sazama of Chippewa Falls, John Patrick (Alison) Sazama
of Chippewa Falls; 12 Grandchildren, Bruce MacDonald Birtwistle, Sarah
Janese (Christopher) Giusti, Helen Cline Birtwistle, Stephen Edward Sazama,
Caroline Ann Sazama, Andrew John Sazama, Annalise Marie Sazama, Janese
Cline Sazama, Alexander James Sazama, Graham Thomas Sazama, Ella Frances
Sazama, Ellen Elizabeth Pulitzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
and one sister, Helen Ruth Cline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls,
with Father Frank Corradi of St. Olaf\'s Catholic Church officiating. Private
family entombment will be held at Hope Mausoleum, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Pederson-Volker
Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls. The family requests memorial contributions
in Janese\'s memory to St. Charles Catholic Church.