Robert "Bob" J. Burish, age 77, of 17413 54th Ave., Chippewa Falls,
Wis., town of Lafayette, died Saturday, Feb. 3, at his home.
Robert was born on June 12, 1923, in the town of Goetz the son of Edward
and Anna (Rykal) Burish.
After graduation from Cadott High School, Bob worked in Milwaukee as
a welder at Harnischfeger for two years before joining the U.S. Navy in
March 1943. Bob served in the Navy until 1946, in Navy Intelligence in
Australia. Bob married Phyllis Schuebel on June 29, 1948. After serving
in the Navy, Bob return to the home farm, where he farmed until retiring
Bob and Phyllis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29,
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Chippewa Falls; five sons, Alan
(Faye Schumacher), Bruce (Terry), Richard, Patrick (Kim), all of Cadott,
and Larry (Marilyn) of Chippewa Falls; four daughters, Lynn (Daniel) Wundrow
of Jim Falls, Joyce (Marty) Greye of Chippewa Falls, Cheri (Tony) Nimmo
and Joanne (Jerome) Chapek, both of Cadott, and son-in-law Brent Franz
of Chippewa Falls; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister
Evelyn Knudson of Flint, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Rosella Burish of Milwaukee
and Donna Burish of Peshtigo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was
a godfather to nephews Blake and Timothy Schuebel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Patricia, in
infancy, and Tammy Franz; and two brothers, Lloyd and Ben Burish.
He was a lifetime member and past president of the VFW and a 35-year
member of the American Legion, past vice president of the NFO and a lifetime
member of the St. Rose of Lima Parish.
Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he especially enjoyed playing
schmeir and sheepshead. He had a great love for baseball and played international
baseball in the Navy and for the Cadott Red Sox, Rainbow Gardens and Boyd.
He was a great conversationalist and will be sadly missed by his many family
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima
Catholic Church with Father Thomas Crowley officiating. Spring burial will
be at St. Rose Cemetery, town of Sigel.
Friends may call at the Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott from 4 to 8 p.m.
Monday, with an 8 p.m. rosary.
Donald E. Finder, age 75, of Knapp, Wis., died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001,
at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
He was born May 29, 1925, in Menomonie, Wis., to Emil and Mamie (Behling)
Finder. Don was raised in the town of Lucas and attended Sunnyside Country
School and Dunn County Agriculture School.
He worked for several farmers in the area and hauled milk for the Knapp
Creamery. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Don married Eileen
Timm on March 1, 1949, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He hauled
livestock for about 55 years, while also farming the town of Stanton.
Don was a member of the Wilson Lutheran Church. He was a member of
the Matson-Miller American Legion Post 330 of Wilson for over 50 years
and the Wisconsin Agri Hauler for over 50 years. He also belonged to the
Wisconsin Horse and Mule Association. Don enjoyed deer hunting and his
Don is survived by three daughters and two sons, Shirley (Wayne) Rostamo
of Knapp, Judy (Gene) Johnson of Menomonie, Ken (Pam) Finder of Knapp,
Sharon (Don) Spielman of Woodville, Kevin Finder (special friend Mona Johnson)
of Knapp; a son-in-law, George Post II of Wilson; 10 grandchildren; one
sister and two brothers, Carol Stevens of Eau Claire, Lyle (Jackie) Finder
of Menomonie, Jim (Deedee) Finder of Arizona and nieces and nephews and
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eileen, on June
23, 1999; a daughter, Nona Post, on March 13, 2000, and a brother, Gordon,
in March 1967.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Wilson Lutheran
Church in Wilson, Wis., with Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial will
be in Teegarden Cemetery in the town of Lucas, Dunn County, Wisconsin,
with military honors by the Marson-Miller American Legion Post 330. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and
at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Leone I. Heiss, 87, of Bloomer passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at
Bloomer Medical Center in Bloomer.
She was born in Meadow Township, Blue Earth County, Minn., on June
6, 1913, to Carl and Mary (Burr) Schull. She married Charles Heiss on March
1, 1945, in Reno, Nev. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in
She is survived by one brother, Lawrence (Ginger) Schull of Mapleton,
Minn.; and one sister, Irene Luedtke of Evansville, Minn. She is also survived
by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Bloomer with Pastor Bruce Rimmereid officiating. Burial
will be at Bloomer City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Schriver
Funeral Chapel, Bloomer, and one hour before the service at the church
Helen Bernice Kilde, 85, formerly of 810 E. Madison St., Eau Claire,
died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Fall Creek Valley Nursing Home. She was
born in Eau Claire on May 30, 1915, to John and Ragna (Swenson) Kilde.
Helen graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1933. She worked
for 37 years at Uniroyal, retiring from the Payroll Department in 1978.
She was a lifelong and very active member of First Lutheran Church.
Helen taught religious education and volunteered as an office worker for
many years and also actively participated in women's study groups.
She is survived by a brother, Rev. Paul (Marcella) Kilde of Eau Claire
and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Rev.
Clarence Kilde, Rev. John Kilde, Harold Kilde and Ralph Kilde.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at First
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Burial
will be in Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call an
hour prior to services Monday at the church. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral
Home is serving the family.
Family requests memorials be directed to Missions at First Lutheran
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Ruth I. Koenig, 67, of Maplewood, Minn., died Tuesday,
January 23, 2001.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Eva Koenig; a sister,
Elaine Edwards; and a brother James Koenig.
She is survived by brothers Larry (Bev) Koenig and Wallace (Esther)
Parr; brother-in-law Lee Edwards; sister-in-law Avanell Koenig; and many
special relatives and friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed
by nieces and nephews Gary Edwards, Susan (Randy) Schill, Gail (Mike) Kinney,
Debra (Jeff) Getty, Kathy Koenig and Brad Koenig. She was the very special
great-aunt to Gena and Ryan Schill and Amanda and Samuel Getty.
The family wishes to thank Ruth's many doctors, nurses and hospice
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery
in Eau Claire for the immediate family.
The Cremation Society of Minnesota is handling arrangements.
Donald E. Whinnery, age 73, of Menomonie, Wis., died unexpectedly Friday,
Feb. 2, 2001 at his home.
Donald Everett Whinnery was born July 31, 1927, in the town of Dunn,
Dunn County, Wis., to Everett and Mabel (Thompson) Whinnery.
He married Mary Lou Schmutz on June 6, 1946, in Menomonie. Don farmed
his entire life until retirement and also worked for 11 years delivering
furl for Menomonie Farmers Union Co-op.
He dearly loved his wife of 55 years, his children and grandchildren.
They will all miss him and his "long good-byes."
Don is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou of Menomonie; three daughters
and two sons, Bonita (Mitch) Hayes of Sturgeon, Miss., Donna (Mike) Spath
of Charlotte, N.C., Debbie (John) Canty of Woodbine, Md., Jeff (Joy) Whinnery
of Colfax; his grandchildren, Logan, Max, Cody and Casey; one brother,
Galen (Elaine) Whinnery of Menomonie; one nephew, Ronald (Marlene) Whinnery
of Victoria, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Everett Whinnery.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United
Methodist Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in the town of Dunn. The family will
meet with friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
SAND CREEK -- Benjamin J. Keltner, age 86, passed away Friday, April
13, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born May 22, 1914, in Ames, Iowa, to Benjamin and Emma (Selby)
Keltner. He was a 1932 graduate of Ames High School and received a Dairy
Plant Manager degree from Iowa State University. He married Eda Peterson
February 5, 1938, in Ames, Iowa. He served in the Army for three years
during WWII at Camp Roberts, California. After the war he came to Ladysmith
to work as a fieldman and later moved to Sand Creek to manage the Falls
He is survived by his wife, Eda, of Sand Creek; two sons, George of
Sand Creek and James (Beverly) of Colfax; two grandchildren, Shawn (Erin)
Keltner of Minneapolis and Scott Keltner of Mankato, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Byron, Henry
and Ralph; one sister, Frances Garner.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 16, 2001, at 7 p.m.
at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer with Rev. Barb Koch officiating. Interment
will be in the Story County Memorial Gardens in Ames, Iowa on Wednesday.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Funeral Home.
Shirley A. Statz, age 67, of 3703 Wildon St., Eau Claire, passed away
with her loving family at her side on Good Friday, April 13, 2001, at Sacred
Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
She was born on June 17, 1933, in Fountain City, Wis., to Raymond P.
and Josephine (Meyer) Feeney. She grew up in Viroqua, Wis., and graduated
from Viroqua High School in 1951. She married Ralph Statz from Chippewa
Falls, Wis., on April 28, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Viroqua,
Wis. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and an avid reader. She was
very gifted in different crafts and hobbies such as ceramics, wall/door
hangings, knitting and crocheting. She also loved gardening and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Raymond J. Feeney.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ralph; daughters, Roxane
and Lore both of Eau Claire; sons, Robert (Jean) of Eau Claire, Mike (Lynn)
of DeForest, Wis.; four grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas, Heather and Melissa;
sisters, Karen (John) Harter of Eleva, Wis., Sr. Rita Feeney of La Crosse,
Wis., Alise Feeney of Eau Claire; niece, Simone (Feeney) Brookens, daughter
of Raymond Feeney; and her children Nathan, Cheyenne, stepson Daniel, all
of Janesville, Wis.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday,
April 17, 2001 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eau Claire, with Father
John Steiner officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2001 at Prock Funeral Home
where there will be a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Friends also may call one
hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Prock Funeral Home
is serving the family.
James A. Weishapple, age 88, of Durand, born June 23, 1912, died April
13, 2001 at the Oakview Care Center, Durand.
James was the son of Anton and Ethel (Kelly) Weishapple. He was born
and raised in Durand. He graduated from Durand high School in 1930. After
high school he worked at Yeone's Grocery in Durand. He then moved to California
and worked at the Allison Engine Company. He was a veteran of World War
II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. After WW II he returned to Durand
where he and his brother Wilbur owned and operated the Tri-City Dairy for
43 years. He married Elizabeth "Bette" Bresina June 7, 1948, in Durand.
His wife Bette passed away October 21, 1999.
James is survived by one daughter, Janet (Tony) Funke of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; four sons, David (Gloria) of Hartland, Tom (Mary) of Fond du Lac,
Tim (Cynthia) of Eau Claire, Robert (Roxanne) of Durand; nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by, besides his wife Bette, two sisters, Kay Becker
and Arlene Tettin; two brothers, Charles and Wilbur.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 2001, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Durand. Rev. Matthew J. Molinaro will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
ALMA CENTER -- Freddie Alvin Windsor, 64, of rural Alma Center, died
Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 6, 1936, in Black River Falls to Alvin and Martha
He graduated from Alma Center Lincoln High School in 1954. In 1956
he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving until 1962.
He married Lynn Armstrong on June 28, 1969, in Wild Rose, Wis.
He was employed by Cox Construction in Tomah and worked as a mechanic
at Kislinger Motors for 12 years. At the time of his retirement in 1998
he worked in maintenance at Foremost Farms in Alma Center.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn; one daughter, Melissa Windsor, Black
River Falls; two sons, Peter (fiancée, Sarah Jones) Windsor, Eau
Claire, William (Shayleen) Windsor, Taylor; two granddaughters, Emma Lea
Windsor, Makenna Marie Windsor; his mother Martha Windsor, Black River
Falls; one brother, James (Christine) Windsor, Waukesha; one sister, Delores
Mayer, Merrillan; two aunts, Lavern Sippel and Ida Sippell, both of Chippewa
Falls; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Grace Lutheran
Church, Alma Center, with Rev. Ricky Bertels officiating. Burial will be
in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral
Home, Hixton, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Fred loved his family, extended family, and many friends. They all
meant a great deal to him.
EAU GALLE -- Arcella M. "Sally" Wolf, age 88, of Elmwood, formerly
of Eau Galle, born January 21, 1913, died April 14, 2001, at the Heritage
of Elmwood Nursing Home, Elmwood.
Arcella was the daughter of Elmer and Ismerelda (Warner) Simonson.
She was born and raised in Buffalo County. She married Wendelin E. Wolf
May 20, 1929, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage they
lived and farmed in the town of Eau Galle, Dunn County. Her husband Wendelin
passed away July 8, 1986. She has been a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood
Nursing Home since August, 1992.
Arcella is survived by one daughter, Lorraine Brunner of Durand; one
son, Wendelin G. (Winnie) of Menomonie; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma of Birchwood.
Arcella was preceded in death by, besides her husband Wendelin E. Wolf,
one son-in-law Raymond Brunner; three grandchildren; one great-grandson;
four sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at St.
Henry's Catholic Church, Eau Galle. Rev. Matthew J. Molinaro will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
BLAIR -- Merle R. Bergerson, age 89, of Blair, died on Saturday, June
9, 2001, in the Grand View Care Center in Blair.
Merle was born on October 11, 1911, in the town of Preston, Trempealeau
County, Wis., to August and Nettie (Larson) Johnson. She married Myron
"Mike" Bergerson on June 25, 1940, in Iowa. Mike preceded Merle in death
on February 28, 1996.
Merle helped on the home farm for many years and loved animals. She
was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Blair and was active in its
Mrs. Bergerson is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition
to her parents and husband, Merle was preceded in death by two brothers,
Lloyd and Gordon Johnson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at 1:30 p.m.
in the Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery both in
Blair. Rev. Gary Hanson will officiate.
Visitation will be Monday, June 11, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Jack
Funeral Home in Blair and also one hour prior to the services at the church
Mark William Larson, 41, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and formerly of Alexandria
and Garfield, Minn., died Saturday at a St. Paul hospital from the results
of injuries sustained in an accident.
A visitation will be held at the Stokes and Mundt Funeral Chapel in
Eau Claire, Wis., on Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. A second visitation will
be held at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, Alexandria, Minn., from 5
until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Thursday at the St. Petri Lutheran Church in rural Brandon, Minn.
Mark was born on February 6, 1960, in Minneapolis, the son of William
and Wanda (Barsness) Larson. He moved to the Alexandria-Garfield, Minn.,
area and later graduated from Brandon High School. He moved to Minneapolis
and worked for an elevator company. In 1980, he moved to Eau Claire where
he worked for Larson Elevator Co., Inc., and later for Braun Elevator Company.
Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley. The joy of his
life was spending time with his daughter Amber. In 1992, he moved to Chippewa
Falls where he was now living.
Survivors include grandfather, Ted Hogan, Evansville, Minn.; father
William (Lorraine) Larson of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; mother Wanda (Lester)
Bettermann, Garfield, Minn.; daughter Amber Larson, Chippewa Falls, Wis.;
brother Todd Larson, Sparta, Wis.; sisters Michele (Cliff) Wagner, Brandon,
Minn., and Pamela Larson, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Bruce Wade Larson.
A funeral service for James Michael "Mike" Rose will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at The Worship Center, Chippewa Falls, with
the Rev. Richard Stamey officiating. Burial will follow on the family lot
at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pederson-Volker Funeral
Chapel, Chippewa Falls, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church.
LaVerne L. Semingson, 82, formerly of 815 Chapin St, Eau Claire, passed
away June 8, 2001, at Christian Community Nursing Home in Hudson, Wis.
LaVerne Lillian Mathwig began life on July 15, 1918, as the fifth of
six children delivered to Helen and August Wilhelm Mathwig. Born in Lincoln
Township, she spent her childhood there on a farm. At the young age of
16, she moved to Eau Claire to work at a boarding house operated by Anna
Hanson, who was soon to become her sister-in-law. A frequent visitor to
the boarding house was Anna's younger brother, Peder. This petite young
lady with a full-size personality caught Peder Semingson's eye. He was
immediately smitten by this young charmer, a proposal for marriage was
offered, and they were soon married. Pete and Laverne were together for
59 years until his death five years ago.
Several key words are necessary to describe LaVerne: mother, wife,
homemaker, volunteer, employee, teacher and grandmother. LaVerne was the
mother of four children. Her remarkable skills in the kitchen have been
passed on to her children and in her senior years to her adoring grandchildren.
For many years, LaVerne gave generously of her time and talents to
Epiphany Lutheran Church where she held several officer positions with
the Sunday School program. She was a member of Epiphany Alter Guild, Ladies
Aid and Lutheran Women's Missionary League for many years. She also enjoyed
belonging to the Comus Ballroom Dance Club where she and Peder shared many
Friends and co-workers at Alden's, Seifert's, American National Bank
and Prange's fondly remember LaVerne's hard work and dedicated efforts.
Her grandchildren in Eau Claire and California are thankful for the opportunity
to travel with, learn from and love this energetic and always young at
LaVerne is survived by her children, Joyce (Dave) Jenson of Hudson,
Steven (Rosie) Semingson of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Pamela (Gary)
Fenner of Eau Claire; sisters Irene Gonitzke of Osseo, Helen Zillmer of
Chippewa Falls, brother Erick Mathwig of Fall Creek; nine grandchildren,
Todd Semingson, Julie Drake, Tina Alexander, Shelly Semingson, Sam Semingson,
Jacob Fenner, Andrew Fenner, Brian Jenson, Stephen Jenson; great grandchild
Ashley Drake; nieces and nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Peder in 1996;
a daughter Sharon; one brother Wilhelm "Bill" Mathwig; a sister Nora Reetz;
and a grandson Daniel Jenson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Eau
Claire. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call an hour before services at the church.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mark Edward Silberhorn, 51, of rural Durand, died at his home on Thursday,
June 7, 2001. He was born September 30, 1949, in Durand, son of Carl and
Donna Coburn Silberhorn. He attended school in Durand, graduating from
Durand High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Eau Claire
with a degree in Business Administration and Sociology in 1972.
July 7, 1973, he married Teresa Glaus at St. Mary's Church in Durand.
They lived in Denver, Colo., where he managed 7/11 Convenience Stores for
Southland Corporation. They returned to Durand where Mark joined the family
business and helped operate Club10 for 23 years. After the business was
sold he worked at Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Menomonie. Throughout
the years he also worked for Glaus Brothers and Denny Sievwright.
Mark was an avid sportsman. He especially loved fishing and recreation
on the Chippewa River. He made numerous trips to Canada with his fishing
He is survived by: wife, Teresa of rural Durand; daughters, Megan,
Lesley and Tiffany of rural Durand; parents, Carl and Donna Silberhorn
of Durand; brothers, Mike and Dick Silberhorn of Durand; sisters, Jill
(Greg) Bauer of Eau Claire and Kelly Silberhorn of Durand; and brother-in-law
Dennis Odegard of Durand.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carla Odegard and nephew Jay
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the
Holy Rosary Church in Lima. Cremated remains will be buried at a later
date. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Goodrich Funeral Home
Gyle C. "Stetz" Stetzer, 87, of 1778 N. 110th St., Chippewa Falls,
Town of Hallie, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the Clairemont Nursing Home,
He was born August 29, 1913, in Black River Falls, the son of Bruce
and Katie (Gallagher) Stetzer. He worked for Standard Oil Co. for 25 years
and later worked at the Hallie Golf Course and Silhouette Inn in Hallie.
He married Elsie Severson on June 17, 1935.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen LaGeese of Chippewa Falls;
three grandsons, Darrel, Dennis and James LaGeese; four great-grandchildren,
Stephanie, Clayton, Whitney and Josephine LaGeese; one niece, Jeanne Pinz
of San Diego; one nephew, Stanley Larson of Florida and other relatives
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; his parents; one brother,
Elmer Stetzer; and one sister, Leona Larson.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001,
at Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls. Rev. Robert Hoekstra will be officiating.
Internment will be in Prairie View Cemetery, Hallie.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday
at the funeral home.
Earl C. Duffy, of Holcombe, Wis., formerly of Minneapolis, died peacefully
on July 20, 2001, surrounded by his family.
He was born to Robert Earl and Margaret Mazie Duffy on July 4, 1914,
in Cottonwood, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother,
Douglas; and sister, Zelda.
He is survived by his wife, Goldie; his son, James and his wife, Linda,
and their children, James, Mary, Michael, Maggie and Gavin; his daughter,
Andi Sadowski and her husband, Terry and their children, Tabytha, Tara,
Leah and Joseph; his stepdaughter, Kathy Aubrect and her special friend,
Randy Tull and her daughters, Holly and Heather; sisters, Kathleen Roseland
and Grace Thake; and ten great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2001, at
Holcombe United Methodist Church.
Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina handled arrangements.
Arnold C. Steinke, 79, of Mondovi, died Friday, August 3, 2001, at
the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.
He was born on September 21, 1921, in Gilmanton to Robert and Isabelle
Arnold served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the South Pacific.
He married Jean Root on September 14, 1946, in Mondovi.
He farmed in the Mondovi area and was employed at Parker Lime Quarry.
He later did maintenance at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi until
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Mondovi American Legion
He is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Bob) McKissick of Mondovi,
Wis., Sara (Rev. Phillip) Schupmann of Aurora, Ill., and Norine (Gary)
Longseth of Mondovi, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Luke Warner, Leanna (John)
Larson, Donna (Nacho) Aguilar, Lana Warner, Rebecca (Rev. John) Hein, David
(Jenny) Schupmann, Melissa (Jay) Bickelhaupt, Paul Schupmann, Barbara Schupmann,
Mary Beth Schupmann and Mary Norine Longseth; six great-grandchildren,
Caleb Arnold Hein, Joshua Hein, Devin Larson, Zaccary Larson, Randi Lynn
McKissick and Ricardo Aguilar; two sisters, Edna (Harry) Fluekiger of Alma,
Wis. and Ruth (Bud) Mueller of Alma, Wis., and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one granddaughter Roxann Longseth,
his parents and two sisters, Irene Thompson and Doris Herold.
Services will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Zion
Lutheran Church in Mondovi, Wis., with Rev. Dennis Voss officiating. Burial
will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Mondovi. Military rites will be conducted
at the grave by the Mondovi American Legion Post #154.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kjentvet-Smith Funeral
Home in Mondovi or on Tuesday for one hour before the service at the church.
Dr. Steven J. Toutant, 84, 1603 Rust St., Eau Claire, died Friday at
Dr. Steven J. Toutant was born April 26, 1917, in Cadott, Wis., to
Joseph and Matilda (Dietzler) Toutant. He was a 1935 graduate of Cadott
High School. In 1940 he graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental
School where he
belonged to the Psi Omega. He practiced dentistry in Chippewa Falls
from 1940 to 1942. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946,
stationed in the Aleutians. He retired as Lt. Colonel of the Air Force
Reserve. He married Nona A. Murphy on June 28, 1947, at Gesu Catholic Church
in Milwaukee. He practiced dentistry in Eau Claire from 1947 until his
retirement in 1987.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental
Association and Northwest Dental Association. He was a lifetime member
of the Knights of Columbus and past president of the Noon Exchange Club.
He was an avid baseball player and spectator in later years.
He is survived by: his wife Nona; one daughter, Michele A. (James)
Lonning; two sons, Patrick J. (Kerry) Toutant, Dr. Steven M. (Nina) Toutant;
grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Katie, Patrick J., Jr. Toutant, Jay,
Peter, Alec Toutant; one sister, Patricia (Leo) Barton of San Diego, Calif.;
one brother, Lloyd (Kay) Toutant of New Berlin, Wis.; two nieces; other
relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Matilda.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at 11:00
a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiating.
Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday, August 6, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Golden
Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Ave., where there will be a 7:00 p.m.
public prayer service, and Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Patrick's Church or to the charity
of choice are suggested.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.
Capt. Vilma E. Vogler died February 22, 2001, at the age of 91, in
A memorial service was held at Luther Manor on February 26, 2001.
The committal service, with military honors, will be at 11 a.m. at
Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek, Wis., on August 11, 2001.
Vilma was born on the family farm in Hallie on August 13, 1909. She
graduated from Luther Hospital in 1930. In 1939, she joined the Red Cross
Army Nurse Corp. During World War II, she served in the 128th Evacuation
Hospital which was in Africa, Sicily and entered Europe on D-Day plus 4.
After 42 months overseas, she returned home and worked at Wood Veteran's
Hospital in Milwaukee until her retirement.
Nieces, nephews, cousins and friends survive her.
Stokes & Mundt Funeral Home in Falls Creek is serving the family.