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Robert Burish
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 in 1980.
Bob and Phyllis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29, 1998.
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 and friends.
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 Finder
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 antique tractors.
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 Heiss
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 Bloomer.
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 on Tuesday.

Helen Kilde
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 Church.

Ruth Koenig
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 caregivers.
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 Whinnery
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.

Benjamin Keltner
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 Dairy.
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 Statz
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 Weishapple
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. Monday.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Fred Windsor
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 (Frerking) Windsor.
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.

Arcella Wolf
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. Tuesday.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Merle Bergerson
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 various organizations.
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 on Tuesday.

Mark Larson
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.

Rose correction
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 Semingson
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 good times.
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 heart grandma.
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 Silberhorn
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 buddies.
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 Odegard.
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 in Durand.

Gyle Stetzer
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, Eau Claire.
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 and friends.
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 Duffy
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 Steinke
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 (Brixen) Steinke.
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 his retirement.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Mondovi American Legion Post #154.
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.

Steven Toutant
Dr. Steven J. Toutant, 84, 1603 Rust St., Eau Claire, died Friday at The Clairemont.
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; seven
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 church.
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.

Vilma Vogler
Capt. Vilma E. Vogler died February 22, 2001, at the age of 91, in Milwaukee, Wis.
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.


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