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Lillian Anderson
STRUM -- Lillian Alfreda Anderson, 88, of Strum, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Osseo Area Medical Center where she had been a resident since December, 2000.
She was born July 28, 1912, in Bruce Valley, rural Strum, to Alfred and Louise (Gunem) Franson. On November 29, 1930, she was united in marriage to Roy T. Anderson in Strum. Lillian was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in rural Strum until 1969, when he died. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Johnson Valley Homemakers.
She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine (Floyd) Christianson of Rockford, Ill., and Yvonne Monson of Augusta; five sons, Dean (Doris) Anderson of Strum, Donald (Sue) Anderson of Hampshire, Ill., Orlyn (LaVina) Anderson of Hampshire, Ill., Kenneth Anderson of Eau Claire and Charles (Gayle) Anderson of Strum; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minerva Sveum of Milwaukee and Florence Lloyd of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Franson of Strum and Dorothy Franson of Milwaukee; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Rodney; granddaughter, Lori Munson; grandson, Keith Anderson; son-in-law, Edwin Monson; three sisters, Mildred Goplin, Elaine Hanson and Adelia Lokken; and four brothers, Tommy, Marvin, Lester and Helmer Franson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Strum, with Rev. Omar Nelson officiating. Burial will be in West Beef River Lutheran Cemetery in Strum.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Strum and an hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
She was always there for her family and will be deeply missed by them all.

Laurie Hoehne
BALSAM LAKE -- Laurie Lynn Hoehne, 37, of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, died of cancer April 3, 2001, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., with her family by her side.
Laurie was born in Eau Claire, Wis., on August 30, 1963, to Kathleen and Jerry Knudtson. She graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1981. She received her accounting degree from the District One Technical Institute in Eau Claire. Laurie owned and operated Petroleum Equipment, Inc. In 1986, Laurie married Herbert Randles and they had a daughter, Emily. Most recently, Laurie was employed by Gustaf's in Lindstrom, Minn.
Laurie married Charles Hoehne on October 19, 1996, in Balsam Lake, Wis.
Laurie is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Emily Randles, age 11; sons, Andrew, age 2 and Nathan, 4 months; her parents, Kathleen and Jerry Knudtson of West Salem; sisters, Wendy Knudtson of West Salem and Sandy (Tom) De Lacy of Waukesha, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Kelly, Michael and Joshua Knudtson, Kristen, Jessica and Ashley De Lacy; grandmother, Marie Knudtson; and many aunts, uncles, friends, relatives and Lucas and Erin Randles.
Laurie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Olga and George Knuth; stepfather, Charles Newman; and paternal grandfather, George Knudtson.
Laurie enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved living in the Balsam Lake area. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake.
The family will greet visitors from 12 noon until the time of services.
Rowe Funeral Home in Centuria assisted the family with arrangements.

Eva Miller
Eva G. Miller, 95, formerly of 815 Chapin St. (St. John's Apartments), died Tuesday at Dove Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Eva was born July 19, 1905, in Independence, Wis., to John and Anna (Sobota) Jelen. She graduated from Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1929. She was a supervisor of obstetrics at Sacred Heart Hospital for many years. She married Andrew Miller November 16, 1935, in Milwaukee. Andrew died in 1980.
She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Ann's Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Marylyn (LaMoine) Mac Laughlin of Eau Claire and Judeen (Dennis) Knott of Merrill, Wis.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna; husband, Andrew; one sister, Pelchie Sosalla; and two brothers, John and Alphonse Jelen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, April 9, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday, April 8, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Golden Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Ave., where there will be a 7 p.m. public rosary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Parish Elevator Fund or Sacred Heart Hospital are preferred.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.

Carmen Peterson
BLACK RIVER FALLS -- Carmen O. Peterson, 86, of Black River Falls died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, Wis.
The former Carmen Opal O'Brien was born July 14, 1914, in Black River Falls to William and Clara (Larson) O'Brien. She was raised in the Black River Falls area and graduated from Black River Falls High School. She also graduated from Black River Falls Teacher's Training.
Carmen married Merlin A. Peterson on February 3, 1936, in Black River Falls. The couple lived in Black River Falls all of their married lives. Merlin Peterson died on October 3, 1982.
Carmen had been employed as a nursing assistant at Misenko Home, at the former Krohn Clinic and Hospital and at Black River Memorial Hospital. She had also been employed at Fort McCoy during World War II and later as a waitress at Club 12.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen (Robert) Kidrick of Watertown; five sons, Richard (Mary Ellen) Peterson of Kiel, Terry (Harriet) Peterson of Eau Claire, Robert (Sharon) Peterson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ronald (Rosie) Peterson of Hartland and Keith (Jan Wirth) Peterson of Reedsburg; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Eugene (Arleen) O'Brien of Black River Falls.
In addition to her husband, Carmen was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kari Ellen Kraus; a brother, Wayne O'Brien; and a sister, Beatrice Cikanek.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. from Little Norway Lutheran Church and burial will be in the church cemetery, both in Black River Falls.
Friends may call at Buswell Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the services.

Vivian Solberg-Kovacik
CONNORSVILLE -- Vivian L. Solberg-Kovacik, 85, of Connorsville, Wis., died April 4, 2001, at Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie, Wis.
Vivian was born February 20, 1916, in Clear Lake, Wis., to Berton and Hattie (Thompson) Francis. She spent her childhood on a farm south of Clear Lake where she graduated in 1934. She attended Polk County Normal School in St. Croix Falls, Wis.
Vivian's first teaching job was at Evergreen School in the Northwestern corner of Polk County. In 1939, she taught at Horseshoe Lake School. She later taught at Hilson School, Forest Grove School and Boyceville.
Vivian met Herbert Solberg at a logging camp, as she helped her aunt cook for the crews. Vivian married Herbert Solberg on September 2, 1938, in Clear Lake, Wis. They lived on Herbert's farm in the township of New Haven, Wis. They enjoyed the outdoor activities. After her husband's death in 1975, she met and married Charles Kovacik on April 19, 1980. They also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and cutting wood. They always had enough wood for the winters. Vivian enjoyed their trips to the north shore. Vivian had a knack for cooking wild game to make it taste better.
Vivian is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert in 1975; two brothers, Harold and Lloyd; and sister, Muriel Francis.
Vivian is survived by husband, Charles Kovacik of Connorsville, Wis.; four children, Margaret (Leonard) Krueger of Boyceville, Wis., Marlow (Judith) Solberg of Eau Claire, Wis., Thomas (Gloria) Solberg of Connorsville, Wis., and Mark (Wendy) Solberg of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, Darryl (Nola) Kovacik of Boyceville, Wis., and Dale (Janie) Kovacik of Indianapolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two sisters, Ardis Frank and Mary DeTar, both of Clear Lake, Wis.; two brothers, Morris Francis of Annandale, Minn., and Clarence (Mary) Francis of Richfield, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Francis and Edith Solberg. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville, with Reverend Kevin Leidich officiating. Interment of cremains will be in New Haven Cemetery, township of New Haven, Wis.
Friends may call on the family Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.
Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City is handling arrangements.

Madelyn Hagen
PIGEON FALLS -- Madelyn L. Hagen, 91, of Pigeon Falls died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls.
Madelyn was born on December 26, 1909, in Independence, to Andrew and Carrie (Garthus) Anderson. She married Ansel N. Hagen on November 26, 1932, in Winona, Minn. Madelyn and Ansel farmed in Dissmore Coulee for 46 years.
Ansel preceded her in death on November 13, 1990.
Mrs. Hagen was a lifetime member of the Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, involved with the WELCA and active in the outdoors, while taking care of her flower and vegetable gardens.
Madelyn is survived by two children, Mary (William) Suttie of Ettrick and Adrian (Doris) Hagen of Onalaska; grandchildren, David Suttie, Brian (Jean) Suttie of Bangor, Amy (Matthew) Daubert of Stevens Point and Alan (Sara) Hagen of La Crosse and great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Patrick Suttie and Alex Hagen. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Madelyn was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2001, at Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in Pigeon Falls, Wis. Rev. Roger Benrud will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, August 3, 2001, at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall. Friends may also call one hour before services Saturday at the church.

Jean Meinen
BLOOMER -- Jean A. Meinen, 60, of Bloomer passed away Thursday, August 2, 2001, at Bloomer Medical Center after nearly a year battle with cancer.
She was born on September 7, 1940, in Chetek, Wis., to Raymond and Olivea McGinnis. She married Richard Meinen on May 23, 1979, in Barron, Wis. Jean loved spending time with family, friends, fishing and gardening. After enjoying 13 years of friends and memories owning the Pile Inn, she and Richard spent the rest of their time living on Beaver Lake and wintering in Texas. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be sadly missed by everyone she touched.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Meinen of Bloomer; five children, Kenneth (Val) Zinsmaster of England, Jeffery Zinsmaster of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rodney "Rocky" (Chrissy) Zinsmaster of Hillsboro, Wis., Naomi (Jon) Meinen-Bloomer of Sun Prairie, Wis. and Jennifer (Dave) Homerding of Lansing, Mich.; her mother, Olivea McGinnis of Chetek; sisters, Joan Tilman, Janet Schaaf, Jerre Corrigan and Judy Simpson and one brother, Michael McGinnis. She also is survived by eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond McGinnis; in-laws, Roman and Ethel Meinen and stepson, Jason Meinen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Tilden, with Father Eric Linzmaier officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2001, at Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer, where there will be a 7:30 p.m. Christian wake service.

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, Wis., 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. today at Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Arrangements are by Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Thomas Lacey
MONDOVI -- Thomas J. Lacey, 54, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at his residence in rural Mondovi.
He was born March 27, 1947, in Illinois, the son of Leo and Stella Mae (Dolezal) Lacey. Tom was interested in prison ministry and started an alcoholic recovery program at Tabernacle of Praise Church in Eau Claire, where he was a member. He married the former Katina Kilde July 10, 2000, in Illinois. Tom looked out for the needs of others and was a wonderful father and loving husband. He knew his shortcomings, but by God's grace he overcame them.
He is survived by his wife, Katina; three sons, Leo Lacey of Eau Claire, Patrick Lacey and Jaron Lacey, both of Mondovi; three daughters, Belinda Rose Lacey and Jacqueline Lacey, both of Illinois and Jennifer Lacey of Mondovi; one grandson; one brother, Montie (Chris) Lacey of Illinois; one sister, Ruth Lacey of Illinois; and a special nephew, Max Oldenburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2001, at Tabernacle of Praise Church in Eau Claire. Pastor Terry Matlock will officiate. Burial will be in Eleva Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.
Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi is assisting the family.

George Urban
BLOOMER -- George F. Urban, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at The MapleWood in Bloomer.
He was born July 12, 1910, in the Town of Woodmohr to John and Mary (Baier) Urban. He married Gladys R. Smetana June 1, 1936, in Bloomer. George farmed in the Town of Woodmohr all of his life. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and enjoyed dancing, singing, yodeling, and making birdhouses, windmills and woodworking of any kind.
He is survived by one son, Sonny (Dianne) Urban of Bloomer; four daughters, Rosemary (Norbert) Tambornino of Chippewa Falls, Margaret (Jorden) Peil of Bloomer, Barbara (Roger) Anderson of Cadott and Mary Lou (Greg) Nelson of Chippewa Falls; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys; two sisters, Mary and Tillie Rauscher; an infant son and daughter; and one grandson, David.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Tilden, with Father Robert Urban officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, where there will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Kip Bradshaw
Kip Dean Bradshaw, 45, of Hooper, Colo., formerly of Alma Center, died Wednesday Oct. 4, 2000, at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, after many months of a courageous battle of acute myelogenous leukemia.
He was born Sept. 28, 1955, at the River View Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, to Jim and Janet Bradshaw. He graduated from the Lincoln High School in Alma Center in 1974. In 1975 he graduated from Western Technical Institute of La Crosse. In 1984 he accepted a contract to build condominiums in Pagosa Springs, Colo. On June 29, 1985, he married Karolyn Klinger in Hooper, Colo.
Survivors include his wife Karolyn; three daughters Kandalyn, Kristal and Kariza, all of Hooper Colo. Also his parents of Merrillan, Wis., one brother, Brad Bradshaw of Merrillan; one sister, Candice Janke and husband Denis and a nephew, Jeff Janke and wife Vernica all of Alma Center.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Alma Center.
There will be a memorial service at Grace Lutheran Church, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m.
The Reverend Ricky Bertels will be officiating. The cremains will be buried in Hooper, Colo. Memorials may be sent to wife, Karolyn Bradshaw and girls. Box 31, Hooper, Colo., 81136.

Margaret B. Ritsch
Margaret "Muggs" B. Ritsch, 87, of 815 Chapin St., Eau Claire, died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at the Fall Creek Nursing Home.
She was born February 24, 1913, in Eau Claire to Perl and Katherine (Neary) Dickerson. She married Kenneth W. Ritsch on October 11, 1934.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy (Earl) Welch of Bremerton, Wash.; Janet (John) Schomisch of Lake Holcombe, Wis.; her four sons, Kenneth Ritsch Jr. of Redding Calif., Mike (Kathy) Ritsch of Eau Claire, James (Joyce) Ritsch of Eau Claire, and Larry (Ann) Ritsch of Galt, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother and was truly loved by them all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Connie, Jack, Gene, Joe, Art and her sister Marion.
Funeral services will be 8 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2000, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Eugene Klink officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith Funeral Chapel and one-half hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the charity of your choice.

Robert J. Ruppelt
Robert "Rupe" J. Ruppelt, age 69, of Fall Creek died suddenly Thursday while enjoying the outdoors at home.
Bob was born on September 21, 1931 in Augusta, Wis., to Robert and Esther (Piel) Ruppelt. He served our country in the Air Force as an electrician. From the age of 12, Bob worked for Eau Claire Cycle. In 1957 he became the proud owner of Eau Claire Cycle and has since supplied Schwinn Bicycles and Yamaha Motorcycles to thousands of people. He loved his community and enjoyed supporting it. Bob was a man who would do anything for anybody and had a true heart of gold. He loved hunting trips with his friends and especially being outdoors. He was a member of Brackett American Legion, Water Street Merchants Association and the American Motorcycle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Cory of Fairchild, Dusty and Jim, both of Fall Creek; a daughter, Tracy of Eau Claire; grandson, Jacob Robert; mother, Esther of Eau Claire; sister, Pat (Gary) Jennings of Eau Claire; brothers, Jack (Wendy) of Foster and Dale (Mary) of Eau Claire; father and mother-in-law, Gary and Esther Vollrath of Greenwood; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, loyal employees and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert in 1981.
A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2000, at Evergreen Funeral Home, Golf Road (1 block East of Hwy. 93). Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Private interment. Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy. Evergreen Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mavis Anderson
WHITEHALL - Mavis D. Anderson, 69, of rural Whitehall, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) as a result of an automobile accident in rural Whitehall.
She was born Sept. 21, 1931 in Gale Township, Trempealeau County, to Edward and Bertha (Nordstrom) Smith. Following her mother's death she was raised by her sister and brother-in-law, Leolah and Joseph Modahl. She married Edward C. Anderson on June 3, 1953 at Galesville.
Mavis graduated from Galesville High School and attended Winona State University. She was an active member of Independence Lutheran Church and did volunteer work for several youth groups.
Survivors include her husband, Edward of Whitehall; ten children, Kay (Robert) Speerstra, Ina (Gary) Klonecki, Carol Anderson, Michael (Dee Ann) Anderson, Bruce (Mary) Anderson, all of Whitehall, Beth (Kent) Nilsestuen of Arcadia, Paul Anderson of St. Paul, Minn., Julie (Les) Dokkestul of Hixton, Susan (Richard) Pronschinske of Waumandee and Laurie (James) Olson of River Falls; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Brookes (Dorothy) Smith of Galesville and Edward (Helen) Smith of Mukwonago and a sister, Leolah Modahl of Galesville.
Mavis was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Smith; sister, Marwood Smith and a brother-in-law, Joseph Modahl.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Whitehall with burial in Bethel Cemetery, Independence.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence and one hour before services Monday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Frances Bohl
AUGUSTA - Frances Bohl, 77, of E20055 Dolotta Road, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born April 27, 1923 in Perry, Okla., to Louis and Anna (Miksch) Thele. She married Harold Bohl on June 30, 1945 in Oklahoma City. The couple farmed in the town of Bridge Creek, rural Augusta, retiring in 1982.
She is survived by five sons, Eugene (Pat) Bohl of Anchorage, Ala., Ronald, Lynn and Rick Bohl, all of Augusta and Kenneth (Lisa) Bohl of Fairchild; five daughters, Joyce (Ron) Thomley of River Falls, Rosemary (Frank) Paulich Sr. of Eau Claire, Gloria (Kenneth) Zich of Augusta, Goldyne (John) Shilts of Boyd, Verna (Ken) Grams of Fairchild; two brothers and four sisters, all of Oklahoma; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her husband, Harold, on Sept. 7, 1989.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with burial in the West Lawn Cemetery, both in Augusta. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and before services Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta. Rosary services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Gaylord Holmgreen
OSSEO -- Gaylord Norman Holmgreen, 93, of Osseo died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Osseo Area Medical Center.
He was born December 5, 1906, in the town of Albion, Jackson Co., Wis., to Rueben and Amanda (Johnson) Holmgreen. He married Emma Loberg on June 27, 1932, in Oshkosh. She preceded him in death on December 11, 1988.
He began his career as a teacher and salesman for Wearever Aluminum Company. From 1939 to 1955, he farmed in the town of New Hope, Portage Co. In 1956, he moved to Osseo and worked as a salesman for Osseo Silo Co., until opening Holmgreen Realty.
He is survived by two sons, John (Jolene) Holmgreen of Clinton, S.C., and Robert (Shirley) Holmgreen of Osseo; a sister, Lorraine Bills of Oak Harbor, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Russell; and a sister, Lida Duxbury.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2000, at Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Lewis Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Osseo Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Osseo and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Kelli Kay Meyer
Our beloved Kelli, age 38, Elk Mound, Wis., formerly of Bloomer, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital surrounded by her family and friends and with the help of hospice. Kelli fought a long courageous battle with cancer.
Kelli was born May 17, 1962, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Merlin and Diane (Getzie) Peil. She married Quin Meyer on December 21, 1991, in Bloomer, Wisconsin. She was a life long member of First Congregational U.C.C., Bloomer, Wis. Kelli worked for HeadStart until the time of her illness and remained close friends with the entire staff. She was instrumental in forming the "Let's Talk" cancer support group in Bloomer and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her because of her energetic, outgoing personality. She had a strong faith in God that sustained her to the end. Kelli enjoyed camping with the Northwoods players, hiking in the mountains of Wyoming, walking the beaches of Florida and all of the outdoors and nature. Kelli enjoyed cross country travel with her motorcycle, which brought her many adventures. She loved her husband, children, sisters, family and friends dearly and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Kelli is survived by her parents; maternal grandfather, William Getzie; husband, Quin Meyer; sons, B.J. Peil of Chippewa Falls and Nickolas Meyer at home; daughter, Samantha Meyer at home; sisters, Dawn (Randy) Benson of Bloomer, Tanya (Rob) Ostlund of Osceola and Kris (Steve) Kramschuster of Laramie, Wyo.; seven nephews; four nieces; one aunt; three uncles; and many very special friends, including Manuel Vallejos and Manuela Hebert.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Peter and Gladys Peil; and her maternal grandmother, Luella Getzie.
A memorial service and visitation with the family will be held at First Congregational Church in Bloomer on Saturday, November 25, 2000, with the visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. and the memorial service at 5 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at her home in Elk Mound following the memorial service.
Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is in charge of arrangements.
Farewell our Beloved Kelli, we love you.

Rose Strauch
Rose L. Strauch, 85, of 3624 Nimitz Street, Eau Claire, Wis., died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born on January 16, 1915, in the town of Washington, Wis., the daughter of John and Rozina (Geske) Welke. She married Alvin J. Strauch on August 26, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1987. Rose worked at Bethesda Lutheran Thrift Store and was a long time member of the Ladies Aide and Altar Guild of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
Rose is survived by her brothers, Anton (Selma) Welke of Fall Creek and Alvin Welke of Strum; one sister, Frances Wilhelm of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; three sisters; and three brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2000, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Steve Rutter officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the service.

Doug Webb
Doug "Hovie" Webb, age 39, of Menomonie, died Thursday, November 16, 2000 from the result of an auto accident.
Doug was born February 13, 1961 to Donavon and Norma (Lynch) Webb in Menomonie, Wis. He graduated from Menomonie H.S. in 1979. He married Colena Donnelly March 21, 1992 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville, Wis. Doug worked for McMillan Electric Company for 20 years.
Doug was an avid sports fan and participant. He played softball, baseball, hockey and also liked to hunt and fish. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings and also loved music.
Doug's final act was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
Doug is survived by his wife, Colena Webb, of Menomonie; his children, Shannon, 8, Chad, 4; his parents, Donavon and Norma Webb of Menomonie; two sisters and one brother, Julie (Ken) House of Menomonie, Linda (Jim) Dahl of Menomonie and Wyatt Webb of Joy, Ill.; grandmother Ruth Webb of Elmwood; father-in-law and mother-in-law Lloyd and Karen (Hanson) Donnelly of Menomonie and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kermit Webb and Marvin and Eunice Lynch.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Downsville with Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour before services at the church.


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