Miscellaneous Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Carl Lehman
Carl Lehman, 94, of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Foundation Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire.
He was born September 9, 1906, in Alma, Wisconsin, the son of Valentine and Frieda (Rossow) Lehman. Carl married Mildred (Buck) in 1932. She preceded him in death in 1995. He graduated in 1929, from the University of Wisconsin with a Pharmacy Degree. He worked in his field of study for 40 years and was the founder of Lehman Drug Store in Eau Claire. He was a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the Chippewa Valley Pharmaceutical Association and the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association. He was a member of the Eau Claire Sanctuary Lodge #347 F & AM, President of the Noon Exchange Club in 1953, and a member of the Live Wires Group. He was also a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he served as a member of the board. Carl loved baseball, football, his dogs and cat and feeding the birds.
The family wishes to thank the people at Grace Lutheran Foundation Syverson Lutheran Home for all the wonderful care he received.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; and his wife, Mildred.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Joy (Roland) Weiss of Racine; three grandchildren, Bruce (Marilyn) Weiss, Steven (Julie) Weiss and Kristilin Joy Weiss; and six great-grandchildren, Claire, Brian, Sara, Mary, Sylvia and Kellen. He is also survived by one sister, Lavina Fink in Milwaukee, Wis.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, with Pastor Rolf Nestingen officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Carl will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Irma Cartwright
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Irma E. Cartwright, 88, of Minneapolis died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Crystal Care Center.
She was born in Eau Claire, Wis., June 14, 1913, the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Scheel) Olson. She married William Cartwright October 7, 1933, in Biwabik, Minn. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter #238.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents; brothers, Charles and Oscar Jr.; and sisters, June Olson and Lois Nicolet.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay Sneen and her husband, Robert of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Mark and his wife, April, Rojean Lucking and her husband, James, and Michael and his wife, Patty; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Aubrey (Annette) Olson of Eau Claire; sisters, Ethel Mae (Dan) Jackson of Boise, Idaho, and Verona Foltz of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law, Jeanne Olson; and many friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 5929 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. Interment will be in Rest Haven Gardens Cemetery in the town of Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
The family wishes to thank Crystal Care Center for four years of love and care.
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home in Robbinsdale is handling arrangements.

Walter Goodman
Walter P. Goodman, 84, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation South in the town of Eagle Point, Chippewa County.
He was born on June 30, 1917, in Milwaukee, to Harry and Catherine (Barre) Goodman, the third oldest of nine children. Walter married Virginia E. Redever on February 3, 1963, in Milwaukee. Walter was employed in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Railroad as Roundhouse repairman.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a brother, Robert Goodman of Fox Lake; a sister, Margaret Goodman (Kiel) of Ft. Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and six brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be at 9:45 a.m., Monday, August 6, 2001, at Tillinghast Cemetery in the town of Sampson, with Pastor Jon Becker officiating.
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darryl Knight
Services for Darryl Wayne Knight were Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Smith's Funeral Home South Chapel in Jackson, Tenn., with cremation following.
Mr. Knight, "Curly," who was 64, died Monday, July 23, 2001, of a heart attack while in Chippewa Falls, Wis., visiting his family.
He was a retired Navy veteran and retired from Lockheed-Martin.
He is survived by Ms. Toni Hager of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Sandra (Bruce) Honadel of Eau Claire, Wis.; a brother, Jerry Knight of Moscow, Tenn.; two sons, Kenneth (Janie) Knight of Lexington, Tenn., and James (Kimberly) of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Debra Knight of Denver, Colo.; three grandsons, Jeremy Hicks, Justin Knight and Michael Knight, all of Lexington, Tenn.; and a great-grandson, Auston Hicks, also of Lexington, Tenn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ginny; a brother, Dale; and a sister, Shirley.

Evelyn Laursen
Evelyn D. Laursen, 84, of 1625 Fairway Street died Wednesday, August 01, 2001, in Eau Claire.
She was born in Eau Claire on September 15, 1916, the daughter of Ernest and Hilda (Swanson) Myers. She graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School with the class of 1934. Evelyn married Elmer C. Laursen at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eau Claire on September 24, 1939. She worked as a secretary at Briggs Transportation for many years and was a receptionist for Bertelson Company for over 15 years, until her retirement in 1989.
She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and a 50-year member of Eau Claire Chapter No. 126 Order of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include her two daughters, Joyce (James) Clark of Eau Claire and Janet Anderson of Richfield, Minn.; three grandchildren, Michael (Claudia) Clark of Cadott, Carolyn Clark of Shoreview, Minn., and Susan (Mark) Jordan of Parker, Colo.; two great-granddaughters, Caitlin and Megan Jordan; two sisters, Pearl Kohls and Helen (Wayne) Larson, both of Eau Claire; a brother-in-law, Ted Laursen of Eau Claire; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1976; and two brothers, George and Clarence.
Evelyn adored her great-granddaughters, who were the light of her life.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor David K. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home and an hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Richard Owen
ELK MOUND -- Richard A. Owen, 61, of Elk Mound died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home in the town of Springbrook, Dunn County, rural Elk Mound.
Richard was the son of Leonard and Ruby (Schumacher) Owen. He was born December 23, 1939, and raised in the town of Springbrook, Dunn County, rural Elk Mound. He served in the U.S. Army, serving mostly in Germany. After the service, he married Shirlee Schrantz May 8, 1965, in Elk Mound. After marriage, they lived in Palmyra, Wisconsin, where he was employed by the Amron Corporation. They later returned to Elk Mound where he remained the rest of his life.
Richard is survived by his wife, Shirlee; one son, Michael (Sue) of Eau Claire; one daughter, Tamara (Dennis) Pahl of Wheeler; six grandchildren; his parents, Leonard and Ruby Owen of Elk Mound; one brother, Dennis (Judy) of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Duane.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elk Mound. Rev. Henry Hoerburger will officiate. Burial will be in Fall City Cemetery, town of Springbrook, Dunn County.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Arrangements are by Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Frank Brandstatter
SHAWANO -- Frank Brandstatter, 81, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay.
He was born March 12, 1920, in New Auburn to Mike and Mary (Leiber) Brandstatter.
Graveside services will be held at Bloomer City Cemetery on Saturday, November 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., with David W. Olson officiating.
There is no visitation.
Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Diederich
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Joseph C. Diederich, 70, of Incline Village, Nevada, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001.
He was born August 1, 1931, to Joseph and Alice (Yost) Diederich in Ladysmith, Wis. He graduated from McDonell Memorial High School, received a B.A. in Economics at Eastern Michigan University, M.A. in Economics at the University of Detroit and a B.A. in architecture at Lawrence Technical University in Southfield, Mich. He grew up in Chippewa Falls and lived in Incline Village for 6½ years, coming from Metropolitan Detroit, after living there for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for two years.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Diederich of Incline Village, Nev.; children, Sylvus Tarn of Detroit, Karl Diederich of Matagorda, Texas, John Diederich of South Lyon, Mich., Kurt Diederich of Troy, Mich., Keith Diederich of North Carolina and Carol Osterhus of Minnetonka, Minn.; five grandchildren; brothers, Bill Diederich of Incline Village, Nev., Francis Diederich of Wisconsin; and sisters, Mary Alice Lanke and Elizabeth Martineau, both of Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 10, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer, with Father Norman Boneck officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Bloomer American legion and V.F.W.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001, at Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer and one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the Church. There will be a 7:30 p.m. Christian wake services at the funeral chapel on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada, St. Vincent's Center, P. O. Box 5099, Reno, NV 89513-5099.

Brock Hoffman
KENOSHA -- Brock R. Hoffman, 15, of Kenosha, died at his home on Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on March 4, 1986, he was the son of Alvin R. Hoffman and Connie R. (Erlandson) Adams.
His childhood was spent in Jacksonville, N.C. He moved to Eau Claire, Wis., in 1994, and has resided in Kenosha since July, 1999.
He was currently a cadet at Kenosha Military Academy.
He was a friend of Harvestime Church in Eau Claire and St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenosha.
He enjoyed operating his computer, playing outdoor sports and fishing.
Survivors include his mother, Connie R. Adams of Kenosha; his father, Alvin R. (Jennifer) Hoffman of Kenosha; a sister, Samantha R. Hoffman; twin half-brothers, Ryan and Robert Hoffman; his maternal grandparents, Jeanne Erlandson of Eau Claire and Curtis (Joyce) Erlandson of Kenosha; his paternal grandmother, Esther Hoffman of Kenosha; his paternal stepgrandmother, Soon Ok Noel of Kenosha; and his paternal great-grandmother, Carmella Cerminara of Kenosha.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Skip Hoffman; and his maternal great-grandparents, Olai H. and Isabel Polden and Thorbold and Esther Erlandson.
A memorial service for Brock R. Hoffman, 15, of Kenosha, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001, at Bruch Funeral Home in Kenosha.
Friends may pay their respects to the family at the visitation from 12 p.m. noon until the time of the service.

Delphine Hurt
BLOOMER -- Delphine E. Hurt, 80, of Bloomer passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born November 30, 1920, to Ben and Rose (Lange) Spath in Edson, Wisconsin. She married Walter A. Hurt on September 8, 1936, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She and her husband were owners and operators of Hurt's Garage and Gas in Bloomer
She is survived by four sons, Jerome (Theresa) Hurt of Bloomer, James (Rita) Hurt of Bloomer, Walter Hurt of Bloomer and John (Ramona) Hurt of New Auburn; four daughters, Marian (Harold) Hunt of Chippewa Falls, Sylvia (Joe) Jennings of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Theresa (Dan) Duval of Bloomer and Valeria (Greg) Seidling of Bloomer; sisters-in-law, Clara Hurt, Pearl Spaeth, Catherine Spath and Ann Spath; 43 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Norman (Geneva) Spath of Chippewa Falls.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son in infancy, Gerald Hurt; one grandson, Herb Hunt; one granddaughter, Valerie Hurt; brothers, Fred, Peter, Albert, Andrew, Frank, Joseph, George and Adam Spath; and sisters, Susan Cooney, Ann Marion and Helen Goettl.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer, with Father Norman Boneck officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's North Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday at Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer.

Audrey Rohrer
Audrey K. Rohrer, 80, of Eau Claire, formerly of Cochrane and Alma, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 8, 1921, in Arpin, Wisconsin, the daughter of A.H. and Alice (Ulberg) Gluesing. Audrey was a graduate of Alma High School class of 1938. She had worked as a legal secretary for Gleeson Law Office in Alma prior to marrying her husband, Milton H. Rohrer April 7, 1941, in Decorah, Iowa. Audrey and Milton had lived in Cochrane and Alma prior to moving to Eau Claire twelve years ago, after selling the family business, A.H. Rohrer Chevrolet and Buick Car Dealership in Cochrane. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Alma and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #224.
She is survived by her husband, Milton of Eau Claire; one daughter, Janet A. Rohrer of Winona, Minn.; one son, Thomas H. (Susann) of Eau Claire; two grandchildren, Nathan H. and Benjamin H. Rohrer; special family friend, Jerry Drussell of Winona; and her special dog, Mitzie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Galen Gluesing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001, at Stohr-Hagen-Wozney Funeral Home in Alma. Rev. Joel Bacon will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to service time on Saturday.

Edna Salmon
COLFAX -- Edna M. Salmon, 87, of Colfax, formerly of Menomonie.
Edna was born September 24, 1914, and she died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Area Nursing Home in Colfax, where she had been a resident for the past year.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Kenneth) Garske of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Mona (Scott) Miller of Alcorn, Lawrence Garske of Fredric, Dolly (Robert) Lee of Wheeler, Heidi (David) Kile of Virginia Beach, Va., and Heather (Chris) Ferris of Menomonie; 11 great-grandchildren, Alex, Zach and Kenna Miller, Breandon, Jacob and Donald Garske, Brady and Andrew Lee, Christopher and Megan Kile and Logan Ferris; one sister, Edith Martell of Stillwater, Minn.; two brothers, Resser Adams of St. Croix Falls and Russell Adams of Balsam Lake.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Laura (Russell) Adams; her husband, James in 1978; and a great-grandson, Kenneth William Garske.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie, where there will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. on Friday.

John Gard
MERRILLAN -- John S. Gard, 83, formerly of Merrillan, died June 23rd at Grand Island Veteran's Home in Grand Island, Nebraska.
He was born in Mt. Polaski, Ill., on March 2, 1917, to parents Thomas and Vida Mae Musgrove Gard. He was raised in Decatur, Ill., and moved to Wisconsin in 1929. He married Geraldine (Jo) Troxel on July 18, 1938, in Black River Falls. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and saw action in France, the Ardennes, and Rhineland before being honorably discharged in November 1945. John and Jo settled in Merrillan, where they raised five children.
John drove truck for Janesville Auto Transport for twenty years, retiring in 1972. He moved to Oregon and worked for the Oregon State Highway Department. After the death of his wife in 1989, he returned to Merrillan for several years then moved to Ord, Nebraska, in 1992, where he resided until 1999.
A talented musician, John played guitar and sang in the band he formed called "Johnny and the Lamplighters." He was a life-member of the Alma Center VFW and a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association. He enjoyed fishing and was a formidable cribbage player.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Upah of Ord, Neb.; three sons, John S. Jr. and Dean, both of Boise, Idaho, and Dan of Missoula, Mont.; a brother, Robert Gard of Beloit; a sister, Gail McCullough of Janesville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Besides his wife; a son, Thomas, and sister, Virginia, preceded him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at East Lawn Cemetery, Alma Center. Memorials may be given to the Alma Center VFW or the American Cancer Society.

Madeline Golden
Madeline D. Golden, 86, formerly of 1704 S. 8th St., Eau Claire, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Dove Health Care.
She was born in the Town of Clinton, Vernon County, November 17, 1913, the daughter of Jacob and Bertha (Appleman) Wemmer. Madeline married Arthur N. Golden on August 4, 1934, in Eau Claire. He preceded her in death March 22, 1972. Madeline greatly enjoyed going to thrift shops and thrift sales.
Survivors include her daughter, Arlene (Weston) Nelson; her son, Art (Karen) Golden, all of Eau Claire; a sister, Mary Wemmer of Woodland Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Ted, Darrell, George and Richard, and a sister, Dorothy Golden, who died July 30, 1997.
Graveside Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Town of Washington, with Pastor Rolf Nestingen of Grace Lutheran Church officiating.
Friends and relatives may call Saturday after 9 a.m. at Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire.

Marie Monpas
Marie J. Monpas, 90, formerly of 718 Maple St., Chippewa Falls, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls.
She was born March 29, 1910, in Dane County to Altha (Best) and Frank Faulkes. She grew up in the town of Anson and Chippewa Falls.
Marie married Gilbert C. Monpas Sr. on November 18, 1926, in St. Paul, Minnesota. They owned and operated grocery stores in Old Anson and New Anson during the 1930s. She also had been employed at Mason Shoe Company for 19 years, retiring in 1971. She had been a resident of Chippewa Manor Nursing Home since 1997.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls.
Survivors include two sons, Merton (Donna) Monpas and Gilbert C. Monpas Jr., all of Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Mildred Brauck and Frances Jobe, both of Eau Claire; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert C. Monpas Sr. on May 13, 1989, her parents and one sister, Lucille Nabbefeld.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Richard Estrem-Fuller and the Rev. Fr. Robert B. Hoekstra of the Chippewa Manor Retirement Community officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel and a half hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.

Beatrice Schlosser
MENOMONIE -- Beatrice H. Schlosser, age 79, of Eau Galle, died August 9, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems, Menomonie.
Beatrice was born March 14, 1921, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie (Yarrington) Sweeney. She was born and raised in the Spring Creek area of rural Durand. She married Paul Schlosser in 1938. After marriage they lived and farmed in the Town of Waubeek, Pepin County, rural Durand. They later divorced. She has resided in the Town of Waubeek the rest of her life. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Durand.

"Beatrice had a Special Love for Life, Family and the Lord."
Beatrice is survived by two daughters, Joan (Leigh) Wittig of Alma, Janis (Bruce) Glaus of Caledonia: two sons, Kenneth (Barbara) of Mequon, Gordon (Peggy) of Durand; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Marian Halverson of Winneconne and Lucille Ginochio of Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand. Pastor Steve Cole will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Stanley Harycki
Anton Stanley Harycki of Thorp, Wisconsin, died of natural causes Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at the age of 103, at Lakeside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held at St. Bernard-Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp, Wisconsin, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2001. Burial, with military rites accorded by Thorp American Legion Post #118 will be in St. Hedwig's Cemetery. Legionnaires will also serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will precede the services starting at the church at 9 a.m. Father John Pruener will officiate.
Stanley was born on January 10, 1898, in Thorp and attended formal school until the eighth grade. He went into the blacksmith trade in Thorp as a youth and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to learn the new field of auto mechanics. In April of 1918, he enlisted in the Army and served his country in World War I with Company E of the 308th Engineers. He saw combat duty in France during the Muse-Argonne Offensive.
Returning to Thorp in the 1930's, he partnered with his brothers in opening Riteway Super Service, a gas station which he eventually ran by himself until his retirement in 1975.
Stanley married Margaret Persok on May 14, 1942. Inducted into the Army in 1942, he again served his country as an auto mechanic at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. He was a member of the American Legion, Cecil Tourmey Post, and of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's parish. In 1999, he was the humble recipient of the French Legion of Honor Medal, France's highest honor awarded for his military service on French soil in WWI.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Chippewa Falls; his daughters, Marcia Harycki (Orv Gauger) of Chippewa Falls, Ann Cue (Jim) of Madison, and Mary Harycki of Milwaukee; his grandchildren, Lana Rose (Aaron) Johnson of Laramie, Wyoming, Felicity Gauger of Chippewa Falls, Martin (Sara) and Corryn Cue of Madison and Moira Cue of San Francisco; one sister-in-law, Fern Harycki of Thorp; as well as by many loving nieces and nephews.
Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Thorp Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Benjamin Olson
WAUSAU -- Benjamin E. Olson, 61, 400 River Drive, Wausau, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospices Services at Community Care Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 4, 1939, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, son of the late Emmitt D. and Hazel (Paulson) Olson.
Benjamin was the retired President of Wausau Insurance Company Credit Union. He lived in the Wausau area since 1972. Ben especially enjoyed golf and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his sons, Eric Olson of Louisville, Colo., and Mark Olson of Athens, Ohio; daughter, Katherine (Timothy) Zblewski of Birnamwood, Wis.; two grandchildren; and his sisters, Arlene Sell of Duluth, Minn., and Marlys (Lee) Amdahl of Nelson, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Reverend Charlotte Saleska will officiate and burial will be in Eau Claire.
Friends may call from noon Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be given in his name to Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

LaMoine Smith
ELEVA -- LaMoine Smith, 85, of Eleva died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born on March 26, 1915, in the town of Naples, Buffalo Co., Wis., to Hugh and Esther (Patrow) Smith. LaMoine grew up and lived in and around the Mondovi area until moving to his present home in rural Eleva on Feb. 1, 1943, where he resided until his death. On June 27, 1936, he married Eleanor Bardill in Mondovi. LaMoine farmed his entire life until retirement and also worked for many years at both the Strum and Eleva feed mills and part-time at Equity Co-op Livestock Auction Market in Eau Claire.
LaMoine loved the outdoors and those who knew him were aware of the pride he took in caring for his yard and huge gardens. He also took pride in his feeding of all his birds and squirrels and he enjoyed watching them for hours on end. He was a faithful and loving companion to his wife, Eleanor, even after she entered the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi on Aug. 5, 1999. Part of his daily routine was going to visit her. LaMoine loved his large family and took pride in all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always there for all his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor of Mondovi; his eight children, Donald (Marlene) Smith of Livermore, Colo., Noel (Carol) Swartz of Burnsville, Minn., Gary (Jennie) Smith of Eleva, Wis., Sharon (Dale) Olson of Strum, Wis., Richard (Virginia) Smith of Mondovi, Wis., Kathryn (David) Miller of Waupaca, Wis., William (Christine) Smith of Strum, Wis., and David (Robin) Smith of Mondovi, Wis.; 18 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delton Smith of Eau Claire and Wallace (Myrtle) Smith of Osseo, Wis.; two sisters, Jane (Lymen) Odegard of Osseo, Wis., and Gladys Thorson of Augusta, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Wilmah Smith of Augusta, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Arnold (Janet) Bardill of Largo, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Swartz; his parents; and a brother, Galen Smith.
Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Strum, Wis., with Revs. Omar Olson and Bryan Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi, Wis.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi or on Monday for two hours before the service at the church.


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