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
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 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 K. Linton, 3219 Eisenhower St., died Sunday at Luther Midelfort
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,
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 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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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, 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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 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
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
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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 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
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 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
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.