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Marlowe Craker
CORNELL --Marlowe B. Craker, 70, of Eau Claire, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born the son of Evah and Earl Craker, June 14, 1930, in Holcombe, WI. Marlowe was raised in Holcombe and graduated from Holcombe High School. He married Joan Marasek June 27, 1952, in Eau Claire. They resided in Eau Claire and Marlowe worked for NSP until his retirement in 1991. Marlowe enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys and loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; four sons, Derek (Linda) Craker of Bloomington, MN, Tom Craker, Randy (Kristin) Craker and Steve (Pamela) Craker, all of Eau Claire; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Shirley Frick of Fremont, WI, Marian (Duane) Balts of Eau Claire, Juanita (Durwood) Mattson of Rochester, MN, Gladys Bain and Lorraine Browne, both of St. Paul, MN; two brothers, Lee (Laural) Craker of Cornell and Warren (Rae) Craker of Eau Claire; and many nieces and nephews.
Marlowe was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Victor, Vinton, Marvin, Manley, Arley and Max; and one sister, Crystal Cripe.
Funeral services for Marlowe were held today at Borton Funeral Home in Cornell.

Gladys A. Eid
BLACK RIVER FALLS - Gladys A. Eid, 89, of Black River Falls, WI, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at the Family Heritage Care Center in Black River Falls, where she had been a resident since Nov. 24, 1999.
Gladys was born January 22, 1911, in the town of Pigeon in Trempealeau County to Anton H. and Christine (Lovlien) Fremstad. She was raised in Pigeon Falls and she graduated from Whitehall High School in 1929.
She married Ernest M. Eid on December 3, 1932, in Pigeon Falls, WI. The couple lived in York and then moved to Black River Falls in 1939. Ernest preceded his wife in death on August 7, 1993.
Gladys was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the ELCW, the Sewing Circle and the Sons of Norway Fossen Lodge.
Surviving are one brother, Harold (Irene) Fremstad of Whitehall; one sister, Norma (Jewel) Berge of Strum; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Herman; and one sister, Hulda.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pigeon Falls. Relatives and friends may call at Torgerson's Funeral Home in Black River Falls on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Lola Johnson
Lola E. Johnson, 68, 1504 Altoona Avenue, Eau Claire, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, of ALS at PALS.
She was born in Trempealeau County and married Roy "Dean" Johnson on June 14, 1952, and was an Eau Claire resident until her death. She had been in ill health for the past two years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling and being with her family and friends. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandma, sister and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Roy "Dean" of Eau Claire; two daughters, Joyce (Vernon) Klueckmann of Elk Mound and Janice Johnson of Eau Claire; two sons, Terry (Lisa) Johnson of Hallie and Jeffrey (Audrey) Johnson of Mondovi; grandchildren, Kelly (Michael) Martin, D.J. (Stacey) Klueckmann, Ryan, Cory, Chad Johnson, Tiffany and Heather Rustad; many nieces and nephews; three sisters, Dorothy Serum, Gladys Loomis and Delores (Lee) Risler; and a brother, Alvin Knutson.
She was preceded in death by twin daughters, Sharon and Karen; an infant son; her parents, Simon and Gena Knutson; brothers, Wilmer and Hensel Knutson; and sisters, Stella Edison, Wilma Bloom and Eldora Karow.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Rest Haven Gardens, town of Washington.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

Roscelia Linton
Roscelia K. Linton, 3219 Eisenhower St., died Sunday at Luther Midelfort Hospital.
Roscelia was born in Eau Claire, daughter of Chester and Kathryne (Bullis) Hagen. She was raised in Eau Claire and graduated from Memorial High School. She married George Arthur Linton Sept. 9, 1950, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Roscelia worked as office manger for Medical X-ray Consultants for many years. She was an active member in many organizations including Sons of Norway and Friendship Group at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathryne (Chris) Hedegard of Hastings, Minn., and son Richard Linton of Onalaska; grandchildren Megan, Wade, Peter and Daniel Hedegard, Rory and Daron Linton; four brothers, Duane of Muskegon, Mich., Roger of Wausau, Richard of Cherry Valley, Ill., and Thomas of Stillwater, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Roscelia will be remembered for her generosity of spirit and love of family.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Mary Jorgensen will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery as a private burial. Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home and an hour before services at the church.

Paul Schlewitz
Paul W. Schlewitz, 81, 1219 Hayden Ave., Altoona, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Paul was born November 28, 1918, in Redstone, Montana, to William and Anna (Pomasal) Schlewitz. Paul married Ethel Larson on November 2, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona. Ethel died in September of 1997.
Paul served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe.
Paul worked at McDonough Manufacturing, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a member of the VFW.
Paul was an avid sports fan always there to cheer on his grandchildren. He also enjoyed many years camping with his friends at Wildwood Resort in Chetek.
He is survived by a daughter, Yvonne (Jerry) Foss of Minneapolis; two sons, Alan (Kim) Schlewitz, Gary (Dawn) Schlewitz of Altoona; eight grandchildren, Paul (Steph), Andy (Lisa), Tim (Katie) Harris, Sam and Nick Schlewitz, Amy Joel, Steven Schlewitz; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; four sisters, Emma, Eva, Mamie and Louise; two brothers, Frank and Louie; and a grandson, Thomas Schlewitz.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona with Rev. Norbert Wilger officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with full military rites.
Friends may call Monday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Funeral Home where there will be a 7:45 p.m. public prayer service, and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.

Esther Von Haden
Esther C. Von Haden, 97, of 3260 Rimrock Road, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Esther was born Dec. 29, 1902, in Boyd to John and Anna (Fiddler) Shong. She married Ernest Von Haden in 1932 in Ludington. Ernest died in 1964.
She worked as a nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 1972. She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Parish.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann (Charles) Gregory of Eau Claire, Jean Fedie of Rockford, Ill., and Agnes (Albin) Gierok of Independence; one son, Alvin Von Haden of Eau Claire; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest, one daughter, Evelyn Bolles, and two brothers, Wesley and Robert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Kurt Apfelbeck officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Funeral Home, where there will be a 7 p.m. public prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Sacred Heart Hospital or Sacred Heart Parish.
Golden Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Max Werner
HOLCOMBE - Max C. Werner, 77, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000, at his home in Lake Holcombe with his family.
He was born August 5, 1923, in Bloomer to Henry & Bertha (Rihn) Werner. He married Margueritte Jennings December 24, 1945, in Hopewell, VA. He attended the University of Wisconsin and Madison Business College. He owned and operated Werner's Hardware Store in Bloomer with his brother, and later was a cost accountant at Mason Shoe in Chippewa Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Margueritte of Lake Holcombe; one son, Jeff Werner of Elk Mound; one daughter, Pam Reetz of Chippewa Falls; one sister, Jeannette Waarvik of Black River Falls; four grandchildren, Tracey Cowley, Stephanie Reetz, Sam and Kate Werner; and pets, Maggie, George and Annie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Archie and Richard Werner; and two sisters, Bernice Brooks and infant, Isabella.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomer, with Rev. Bruce Rimmereid officiating. Interment of Cremains will be in Bloomer City Cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is in charge of arrangements.

Floren Boe
Floren Boe, 91, of Blair, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at Grand View Care Center in Blair.
Floren was born on May 28, 1909, in Trempealeau County to Ole and Gina (Estenson) Boe. He enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1942, and was later given an honorable discharge due to health problems.
Floren married Dorothy M. Paulson on November 21, 1942, in Blair. Together they farmed in Trempealeau and Jackson counties and in 1971, bought a farm near Beaches Corner. They sold the farm in 1996, and moved to Blair. Dorothy preceded Floren in death one month ago on October 24, 2000.
Floren was an avid deer hunter, loved to dance and enjoyed his farm work and gardening. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Blair and a member of Hanson-Lien American Legion Post #368 of Hixton-Taylor for over fifty years.
Floren is survived by four sons, Richard (Pat) of Stevens Point, David of Blair, James of Wauzeka and Dennis of Minneapolis, Minn.; three grandchildren, Ashley, Jerry and James Boe; two brothers, Raymond (Mabel) and Clifford (Doris) Boe, both of Taylor; and a sister, Beatrice Kullick of Blair.
In addition to his parents and wife, Floren was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Ernest Boe; and a sister, Irene Schwartz.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, both in Blair. Revs. Gary Hanson and Kevin Jones will officiate. Graveside military services will be held by the Hanson-Lien American Legion Post #368 of Hixton-Taylor.
Visitation will be today, November 27, 2000, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jack Funeral Home in Blair and also one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Sister Niceta Dierkhising
Sister Niceta Dierkhising, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 25th at The Clairemont. She was a member of the Benedictine community at St. Bede Monastery in Eau Claire.
Born in Meire Grove, Minnesota, Sister Niceta entered religious life at St. Benedict's Convent, St. Joseph, Minnesota, in 1930. In 1992, she celebrated a diamond jubilee, 60 years as a professed religious.
Sister's first assignments in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Richland Center, Wisconsin, were in cooking and other domestic work. When St. Bede Priory was founded in Eau Claire in 1948, she joined the new community. She was first stationed at St. Thomas More, La Crosse, then at Altoona Boys School. Nursing care, especially of the aged, later became the focus of her work at Marycrest and St. Benedict Nursing Home in Durand. When Marycrest closed, Sister Niceta went to Regis Convent in Eau Claire to assist with the care of elderly and infirm sisters living there. From 1982-92, she worked at St. Bede Center, then retired to Lakeside in Chippewa Falls and recently to The Clairemont.
Besides the St. Bede community, one sister and three brothers survive Sister Niceta: Sister Fabian, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Anthony (Alvina) and Herbert (Dolores) of Melrose, Minnesota, and Martin (Marjorie) of Cold Spring, Minnesota.
Preceding Sister in death were her parents; two brothers, Joseph (Felicia) and Aloysious (Jeanette); and three sisters, Sister Rosalia, Dorothy and Emilia Roering (Othmer).
A visitation for Sister Niceta will begin at St. Bede Monastery Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th, to be followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Father Thomas Krieg, St. Bede Chaplain, will be celebrant for the Eucharist. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Prock Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.

Mattie Montgomery
MONDOVI -- Mattie P. Montgomery, 98, of Mondovi died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.
She was born September 5, 1902, in Albany township, Pepin county, the daughter of Edwin and Hulda (Belden) Davis. Mattie married Walter Bilderback April 25, 1920. They moved to Chetek, where their children were born. They later divorced. Mattie married Harry Montgomery April 9, 1957. He preceded her in death May 24, 1981. She lived in the Durand area for several years, returning to Mondovi 10 years ago. Mattie was a former member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Friendship Church in Mondovi.
She is survived by a son, Alan Bilderback of Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Davis of Pepin and Della Davis of North Manchester, Ind.; special nieces and nephew, Elgia Kohlman of Mondovi, Orma Spangberg of Eleva, and Ray Lawrence of Mondovi; and many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; a daughter, Rosalie; two sons, William and Kenneth; four sisters, Eva, Nona, Verna and Alcie; and five brothers, Walter, Earl, Wilfred, Elmer and Roy.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2000, at Friendship Church in Mondovi. Pastor Dale Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in East Pepin Cemetery, rural Mondovi.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi and one hour prior to the time of services at the church.
Designate memorials to Friendship Church, Mondovi.

Melvin Pederson
ELEVA -- Melvin R. Pederson, 82, of rural Eleva passed away Saturday, November 25, 2000, at his home.
He was born on February 6, 1918, in the town of Drammen, Eau Claire, Co., Wis., to Bennie and Clara (Aasen) Pederson. He served in the Army in World War II in Europe. He married Shirley Harvey on Aug. 10, 1946, in Eleva. Mel farmed in the town of Drammen and was employed by National Presto Industries in Eau Claire and later by Buffalo Valley Building Center in Mondovi. He was a member of Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Pederson of Eleva; five children, Gerald Pederson of Eau Claire, Roger (Debbie) Pederson of Bismarck, N. D., Mary (Joe) Ward of Durand, James (Jean) Pederson of Eleva; and Robert (Chris) Pederson of Eleva; eight grandchildren, Geremy Pederson, Scott Pederson, Jamie (Jennifer) Ward, John Ward, James Ward, Katy Pederson, Megan Pederson and Heather Pederson; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Pederson and Joel Ward.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joel Daniel Ward; his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi, with Rev. James Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi. Flag presentation will be conducted at the cemetery by the Mondovi American Legion Post #154.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. or on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi. Friends may also call at the church for one hour before the service.

Rev. Charles P. Schumacher
MARSHFIELD -- Father Charles P. Schumacher, 77, died Friday morning, November 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He had been retired and living at Corpus Christi Parish in Bakerville since 1995.
Father Schumacher was born on July 3, 1923, in Colfax, Wisconsin, to Peter and Mathilda (Doelle) Schumacher. He received his elementary education at Prairie Town Tainter School in Dunn County (1929-1932) and St. Joseph School in Menomonie, Wisconsin (1932-1937). He received his high school diploma from St. Lawrence High School in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, and from there went on to St. John's College in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree. His theological studies were taken at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Father Schumacher was ordained a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse by the Most Reverend John P. Treacy at St. Joseph Cathedral in La Crosse on April 24, 1948.
Father Schumacher's initial appointments as an assistant pastor were at St. Anthony Parish in Athens (1948-50), St. Mary's Parish in Wausau (1950-51), and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Arcadia (1951-53). While in Arcadia, he was the Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Arcadia Court.
From 1953 to 1976 Father Schumacher accepted a commission in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He served one year of active duty in 1961-62, in Fort Lewis, Washington as chaplain. Later in 1969, he was assigned the chaplaincy for the 257th Artillery Group in Whitefish Bay. Father Schumacher was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1976.
While serving his commission with the National Guard, Father Schumacher was also assigned assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Eau Claire (1956-58), St. Anthony Parish in Athens (1958-1959), pastor at St. John's Parish in Wuerzburg and administrator of St. Thomas Mission in Milan (1959-1971). In 1971, he was named pastor of St. Mark parish in Rothschild, where he remained until 1981. Thereafter, he was named pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Chili (1981) and pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Bakerville (1982). In 1988, he resumed the pastorate of St. Stephen Parish in Chili, serving these two parishes until 1995, when he was granted retirement and the status of senior priest.
Father Schumacher was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Joseph.
He is survived by one brother and his spouse, Frank and Rita Schumacher of Colfax; two sisters, Agnes Schumacher of Colfax and Margaret Schrantz of Elk Mound; five nieces; and five nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Tuesday, November 28th at 11 a.m., with Bishop Raymond Burke as celebrant and Very Rev. Leonard Kaiser as homilist. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield.
Visitation will be held at Corpus Christi Church today, November 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday morning prior to the liturgy.
The family and Diocese of La Crosse are being assisted by Rembs-Kundinger Funeral Home, 300 Oak Avenue of Marshfield.
Members of the Purgatorial Society are reminded to offer three Masses for the repose of the soul of Father Schumacher.
May he rest in peace.

Hilda Spindler
Hilda Loretta (Van de Loo) Spindler, 83, of Eau Claire, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was cared for by her husband Ray, with the help of St. Joseph's Hospice.
Hilda was born November 27, 1916, in Rozellville, town of Day, Marathon County, Wis., to Anton and Anna (Rammer) Van de Loo. Hilda was married to Raymond Spindler on November 12, 1938, in Wausau, Wis., by Msgr. O'Shaughnessy. They lived in Rothschild, Wis., before moving to Eau Claire in 1939.
Hilda was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Anthony's group and St. Ann's Society. She participated fully in the life of Sacred Heart, volunteering for a wide variety of activities. Her church was an integral part of her life and she enjoyed living "just down the street" from Sacred Heart. Hilda was also employed for a short time at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Hilda's hobbies included knitting, sewing, crocheting and crafts. She also enjoyed bowling.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond; children, Douglas (Mary) Spindler of Hudson, Wis., Lois (Jerome) Tollefson of Fridley, Minn., Gary (Phyllis) Spindler of Minnetonka, Minn., Marlene (James) Safford of Seward, Neb., Terrance (Mary ) Spindler of Stevensville, Mich., Bruce (Sandra) Spindler of Crown Point, Ind., James (Wendy) Spindler of Lakeville, Minn., and Gail (Timothy Payne) Spindler of Eau Claire; brothers, Vincent (Frances) Van de Loo and Lawrence Sylvester (Marion) Van de Loo, both of Marshfield, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Anna; two infant sons, Russell and Dennis; sisters, Rose Wenzel, Florence Drexler, Gertrude Kraus and Sophie Van de Loo; and brother, Alois Van de Loo.
Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, November 29, at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rev. Kurt Apfelbeck officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, November 28, 2000, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Golden Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Avenue, where there will be a 5:45 p.m. Public Rosary, and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Hospital Regional Cancer Center.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.

Rochelle Christensen
Rochelle M. "Rocky" Christensen, 46, of 1318 Terrill St., Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 1, 1954, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Donald A. and Wilma J. (Isham) Thornton. She graduated from McDonell High School in 1972. She worked at Uniroyal for 19 years and was currently employed at 3M in Cumberland. She was a member of Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe in Hayward, Eau Claire Ski Club and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls.
She is survived by two daughters, Amy (Tony) Seils of Waukesha and Rebecca Teigen of Chippewa Falls; her parents; four sisters, Donita (Charles) Bowe, Cynthia (Ric) Gannon, both of Chippewa Falls, Stephanie (Michael) Benson of Eau Claire and Jerilyn Thornton of Rochester, Minn.; three nephews, Thomas J. "TJ" Hestekin Jr. of Eau Claire, Jamie Bowe and Nathan Gannon, both of Chippewa Falls; four nieces, Melissa Booher of the Netherlands, Jody Bowe of Madison, Pepsi Gannon of Chippewa Falls and Mina Benson of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Martha Thornton; maternal grandparents, Albert and Mary Isham; and one brother, David Thornton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls. Rev. Dan Alexander will be officiating. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls and one hour before services at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Thursday.
We should not grieve in her passing, but celebrate her life.

Connor Frank
Connor Ryan Frank, Feb. 27 to March 1. Although he was only with us a very short time, Connor touched us all deeply. He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. We all loved him.
Connor is survived by his mommy and daddy, Jodi Husom and Craig Frank; his twin brother, Cameron, brother, CJ, and sister, Corrina; his Auntie Paige Lee; Grandma, Nancy Lee (Peter Beldon); Grandpa and Grandma, Richard (Bud) and Pam Frank; Grandfather, Todd Husom (Joanne); Great-Grandma, Leona Lee; Great-Grandparents, Roger and Dorothy Steinke; Great-Grandma, Pauline Frank; Great-Grandparents, Mark and Eva Husom; Uncle, Josh Husom; Aunt, Cathy Schreiner, Aunt, Connie Smith, Aunts, Hillary Husom and Heidi Husom; Great-Aunts and Great-Uncles, Sandi LaRock, Diane Lee (David Whittier), Lorri Lee, Judy (Tom) Lund, Jerry Lee, Trudy (Troy) Valleau, Sherrie (Bill) Lewis, Barb Steinke, Kevin Steinke (Pam Poquette), Wendy and Elane Frank, Henry Frank, Susie (Eldor) Gust; Cousins, Audrina, Greg, Grace, Greta, Jayde, Cora and Joshua, Erin, Jessie, Therese, Davey, Amy, Matt, Aly, Jenna, Tara and Jamie; special friend, Shannon Johnson; and many others.
He was preceded in death by Great-Grandfathers, Leonard Lee and Richard Frank Sr.; and Great-Uncle, James Lee.
Funeral services were today, March 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Burial is in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends called an hour before services at the church.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

H. Keith Gullickson
H. Keith Gullickson, 74, formerly of the Eau Claire area, died recently in South Haven, Minnesota. A memorial service was held March 3rd at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, Minnesota.
Keith graduated from Mondovi High School. He owned and operated Northwest Electric in Altoona.
Keith is survived by his wife, Ardy; children, Kit (Karen), Linda (Don), Brian (Evelyn), Kerry (Cheryl), Julie (Jeff), Kim (Greg), Blaine (Cindy), Rick (Janet) and Rob (Karen); sister, June (Kerm) Walker; nephews, Kim (Pam) Walker, Rick (Brenda) Walker and Mike (Joann) Walker; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Val Gullickson.
Keith served his country in the Korean War and was buried in Fort Snelling.

Robert Herman
THORP -- Robert (Bob) Charles Herman of 302 W. Hill Street, Thorp, Wis., died at his home in the loving arms of his wife and five daughters on Friday, March 2, 2001.
He was born on August 18, 1925, in Thorp to Charles and Gertrude (Bogumill) Herman. He was a 1943 graduate of Thorp High School and attended UW-Madison. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, and served as a Radarman, 3rd Class with the U.S. Pacific Fleet during WWII. While serving his country aboard a mine-sweeper, Bob was severely injured when his ship was hit by a kamikaze plane, an event that earned him a Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged from the military in 1945.
On February 7, 1948, Bob married Colleen (Biddle) Herman at St. Bernard Church in Thorp. They had five daughters. For over thirty years, Bob and Colleen owned and operated Herman's Bar. Bob was also employed with the U.S. Postal Service from 1949 until his retirement in 1980.
Bob was a lifelong parishioner of SS. Bernard-Hedwig Catholic Church, where he was a member of its Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a proud member of American Legion Post #118, serving for a time as finance officer.
Bob will be dearly missed by his family, which includes his wife; his five daughters, Twyla (George) Lato of Muskego, Wis., Lynn Herman (Bruce Virgin) of Cambridge, Wis., Sherrie (Roger) Szemraj of Janesville, Wis., Robin (Jim) Erickson of Eau Claire, Wis., and Jane (Cliff) Hollister of Thorp; nine grandchildren, Anissa, Christopher, Paul, Rebecca, Scott, Sara, Mark, Nick and Danielle; three great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Ryleigh and Nathan; two sisters, Theresa Pease and Jeanne Herman, both of Thorp; one brother, Gerald (Rosemary) Herman of Janesville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and four sisters.
Bob's greatest love was for his faith, family and friends. He also loved hearing and telling jokes, playing cribbage, sheepshead, poker, buying lottery tickets and sinking the eight-ball into the last pocket. He was instrumental in establishing the Thorp Men's Pool League and was a participant until November of 2000.
Bob's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of St. Joseph's Hospice, Chippewa Falls, for its care, kindness, guidance and comfort.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at SS. Bernard-Hedwig Church on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Puerner officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Thorp Funeral Home today, March 5, 2001, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Robert Krueger
BLOOMER -- Robert A. Krueger, 81, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2001, at Bloomer Medical Center.
He was born February 24, 1920, in the town of Cleveland to Paul and Lydia (Kressin) Krueger. He married Malinda Hurt April 21, 1942, in Cornell. He served in the Army during WWII and was a milk hauler for Babbitt Brothers Transportation for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bloomer American Legion and V.F.W. Robert was very proud of his country and enjoyed carrying the American Flag during many parades.
He is survived by his wife, Malinda of Bloomer; one brother, Allen (Elsie) Krueger of Bloomer; two sisters, Lucille Hilger of Bloomer and Doris (Robert) Lane of Bloomer; sisters-in-law, Irma Hurt and Eunice Krueger, both of Bloomer; nieces and nephews; and special cat, Muffy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert and Clarence; and one sister, Irene.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bloomer, with Rev. Norman Kuske officiating. Interment of cremains will be in South Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, where there will be a military rite service by the Bloomer American Legion and V.F.W. at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Clarence Meyer
Clarence W. "Mike" Meyer, 89, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully on Friday evening, March 2, 2001, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.
He was born Feb. 29, 1912, in the town of Tilden, Chippewa County, to Magdalena (John) and Michael Meyer.
Mike married Mae S. Weinstock on May 13, 1934. He was employed as a butter maker in Durand from 1936 to 1942, and worked as a flight instructor during WWII in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was then a lab technician for Chippewa County Dairy Herd Improvement Association from 1945 until 1952, and was then employed for Mid-America Dairymen in Bloomer, until his retirement in 1977.
He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Mae, of the Rutledge Home; his daughter, Marge (Ray) Lundeen of Buffalo, Minn.; two sons, Lester (Joan) Meyer of St. Cloud, Minn., and James (Alice) Meyer of Tucson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ella Weikel; and five brothers, Ed, Alvin, George, Gilbert and Raymond Meyer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Dan Alexander of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and the Rev. Fr. Robert Hoekstra of the Chippewa Manor Retirement Community officiating. Spring interment will be in United Methodist Cemetery in Elk Mound.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, is serving the family.

Charles Sink
Charles R. Sink, 72, of Eau Claire, formerly of Black River Falls, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
While living in Black River Falls for 40 years, Charles managed Hart Tie and Lumber in Black River Falls. Being a forest enthusiast, he loved the outdoors and found peace walking the ridge lines. Charles will be remembered for his strong family values and work ethics. His loving nature will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his fiancée, Marian Staves of Eau Claire; son, Chris Sink of Eau Claire; daughter, Peggy (Rob) Card of Grand Rapids, Michigan; brothers, Jim Sink of Portland, Oregon, and Archie Sink of Ft. Worth, Texas; sisters, Zena Mae Shine of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeanette Cady of Seattle, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Virginia Cowles; two brothers; and two sisters.
No services will be held. His cremains will be interred at Memorial Gardens (Dixie Hwy.) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


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