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Ella Haas
Ella S. Haas, 87, of Eau Claire, Wis., passed away Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, Wis.
Ella was born February 13, 1914, in Eau Claire, Wis. to Emil and Isabelle (Larson) Lund. She married Ralph N. Haas November 8, 1933, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eau Claire, Wis. Together they farmed in the town of Clear Creek for over 50 years. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church in Brackett, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; parents; two brothers, Ivar and Sigurd Simonson; and two grandchildren, David Jacques and Melanie Doud.
Ella is survived by her sons, Roger (Jeanette) of Eau Claire; Tom of Bloomington, Minn., and Daniel "Boone" (Carol) of Allen, Wis.; daughters, Sadie (Wayne) Jacques of Deer Park, Wis., Mary Muldoon of Eau Claire and Rose Haas of Strum, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur (Dolores) Lund of Eleva, Wis.; sister-in-law, Catherine Christianson of Eau Claire; many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ella will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father Edmund Klimek officiating. Interment will be in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Brackett.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Prock Funeral Home, where there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to St. Raymond's Catholic Church Building Fund in Brackett.
Prock Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mary Larson
BLOOMER -- Mary L. Larson, 79, of Bloomer passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Rose Garden in Bloomer.
She was born on January 14, 1922, in La Crosse, Wis., to Joseph and Sophia (Pappenfuss) Weber. She married Leonard Larson on September 22, 1948, in La Crosse. Her husband was a Veterinarian in Galesville for many years and later Mayor of Galesville. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville.
She is survived by two sons, John, M.D. (Susan) Larson of Bloomer, Wis., and James (Linda) Larson of Belleville, Wis.; one daughter, Lori (Jeffrey) Armstrong of Kohler, Wis.; one sister, Delores Phelps of Evansville, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Timothy, Julia, Joseph, Lindsay, Bradley and Chelsey Larson and Andrew Armstrong.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Ethel Weber.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer, with Pastor Bruce Rimmereid officiating. Burial will be at Pine Cliff Cemetery, Galesville, Wis., at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Schriver Funeral Chapel in Bloomer.

Kenneth Weiss
LAWNDALE, Calif. -- Kenneth E. Weiss, 52, of Lawndale, Calif., formerly of Mondovi, Wis., left this world on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his home after a long struggle with cancer.
Ken was born on May 13, 1948, in Mondovi, to LaVerne and Irene (Teela) Weiss. He graduated from Mondovi High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to Mondovi to marry Sylvia Bloss and raise two children, Jay and Stephanie.
Ken Weiss Construction built, restored and remodeled many homes and businesses in the Mondovi area before moving to California in 1989. While in California, Ken enjoyed many more years of building homes. He had an amazing talent for his work but his passion was fishing, planting flowers, friends and his family.
Survivors include Sylvia of Lawndale, Calif.; his son, Jay (Dayna) Weiss and granddaughter, Carly of Royce City, Texas; his mother, Irene Weiss of Mondovi; six brothers, Jerry (Barbara) Weiss of Summerville, S.C., Ray (Jan) Weiss of Morris, Minn., Dale Weiss of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Keith (Annette) Weiss of Menomonie, Mike (Cathy) Weiss of Eau Claire and Don Weiss of Mondovi; three sisters, Mary (Dean) Estes of Phoenix, Ariz., Joan Loewenhagen of Mondovi and Susan (Mike) Wise of Mondovi; 16 nieces and nephews and "Special" daughter and grandchildren, Tina, Kailey and Nick Rausenberger of Mondovi.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie; his father, LaVerne; and his grandparents.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi, with Deacon James Weingart officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Naples Cemetery, rural Mondovi. The Mondovi American Legion will conduct military rites at the grave.
The family will receive friends at the church for one hour before the service.
Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi is assisting the family.

Leo Daken
Leo J. Daken, 77, of 2412 Garfield Ave., Altoona, died Sunday at his home.
Leo was born May 19, 1924, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, to Frank and Clara (Reischel) Daken. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46. He married Henrietta Boos February 18, 1950, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.
He worked as a car salesman in the Eau Claire area for many years, retiring in 1986. He originated the Chippewa Dutchman Polka Band. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and thrift saler.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta; three daughters, Mary Stabenow of Fall Creek, Jean (Ron) Whiteside of Eau Claire and Brenda (Dennis) Fenner of Chippewa Falls; two sons, Larry Daken of Fall Creek and David Daken of Eau Claire; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Turner of Bloomer, Caroline Petersen of Corbett, Ore., Lucille (Bob) Nowak of Portage, Wis.; one brother, Edward (Mary) Daken of Bloomer; his closest friend, Vern (Nadine) Drehmel of Altoona; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bob.
Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona, with Rev. Norbert Wilber officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Resurrection Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post #305.
Friends may call Tuesday, June 5, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Golden Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Ave., where there will be a 7 p.m. public prayer service, and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary's Parish are preferred.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert Gordon
ONALASKA -- Surrounded by his loving family, Robert E. "Bob" Gordon joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 27, 2001. His love and strength comforted his family through his journey to be with his mother, Helen (Arndt) Frydrych; sister, Carol Snyder; our family's animals and all others who have gone before him.
Bob was born on January 25, 1923, in St. Paul to Edgar and Helen (Arndt) Gordon. He graduated from Logan High School in 1940, and was blessed with friendships that have lasted a lifetime. His friendship with Robert Sieber, "Red" Wittenberg, Scott Marshall, Wally Anderson, Hank Knebes and Bud McHugh have provided many hours of storytelling and entertainment for his loved ones.
Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Italy during World War II. He was a member of the Holmen American Legion Post.
Bob married Jessie Pfaff on March 29, 1947, at Mindoro Presbyterian Church. Bob's sense of humor, strength and commitment to his family has provided a loving bond to his wife, four children, spouses and special friends, seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Celebrating his life are his wife, Jessie (Pfaff) Gordon; son, Thomas Gordon of Eau Claire; daughters, Pat (Merlin) Kardin of Fall Creek, Nancy (Roger) Lilly of Eau Claire and Cathy Gordon (Joey Schubert) of Mindoro; grandchildren, Chad (Kerri) Kardin, Christy (Steve) Fairbanks, Craig Holter, Jodi Kardin, Kim Lilly, Darci Gordon and Drew Gordon; his brother, Richard (Norma) Gordon; and stepfather, Ed Frydrych. Others celebrating his life include great-grandsons, Adam Fairbanks and "Petrie" Kardin; and Bob's four-legged grandchildren.

Nellie Lorenz
Nellie E. Lorenz, 91, of Eau Claire, formerly of rural Alma, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born September 2, 1909, in Trempealeau County, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Ayres) Brown. She married LaVerne Lorenz on February 18, 1933, in Eau Claire. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1944. Nellie worked at Crossroads Café in Eau Claire for several years. She was a wonderful Mom and loved to garden and grow flowers.
She is survived by a daughter, Lula Belle (Gerald) Sterling of Eau Claire; four sons, Delmar of Lakefield, Minn., Adrian (Barbara) of Knoxville, Iowa, LaVerne (Nancy) Jr. of Sparta, and David of Mosinee; a son-in-law, Alton Steinke of Alma; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LaVerne; a daughter, Marion Steinke; a grandson, Theodore; four brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Poeschel Funeral Home in Mondovi. Rev. Ron Stelzleni will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

William Brimer
William N. Brimer, 73, of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Luther Hospital.
William was born on June 8, 1928, in Menomonie to William and Julia (Lee) Brimer. He attended and graduated from Menomonie schools. When he was sixteen, he joined the United Sates Army. William married Carol M. Bauerkemper in Menomonie on June 23, 1956.
William was a senior accountant for General Motors at A.C. Sparkplugs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin from 1959 to 1972, and Delco Electronics in Kokomo, Indiana from 1972 to 1990. He returned to Oak Creek from 1990 to 1993.
He was a member of the Lutheran Missouri Synod all of his life. He was active in the VFW Post #305 as Quartermaster for the last five years. He was also active in the University of Wisconsin Alumni Chapter.
William is survived by three daughters, Dawn R. (Brian) Brimer Ahearn and Susan D. Brimer, both of Romeoville, Illinois and Karen Brimer of Downers Grove, Illinois; three sons, William N. Brimer II of West Allis, Wisconsin, Brian J. Brimer and John C. Brimer, both of Eau Claire; two brothers, Donovan P. Brimer of Fridley, Minnesota, and Jack O. Brimer of Eau Claire; three sisters-in-law, Mary Alyce Willison of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Janet Diebel of Roseville, Minnesota and Marlys Boeder of Wilmar, Minnesota; a brother-in-law, Thomas Bauerkemper of River Falls, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Brian Ahearn of Romeoville and Kelsey M. Brimer of Washington State.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; a daughter, Julie; three grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Holten.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Smith Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services at Smith Funeral Chapel.

LeRoy Ginder
LeRoy H. Ginder, age 79, formerly of the town of Anson, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home, Chippewa Falls.
LeRoy was born December 7, 1921, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Stella (Nissley) and Benjamin Ginder. He grew up in Oxford, Penn., where his family farmed.
He married Elva Spickler on December 16, 1944, in Lancaster County. They resided there until moving to Chippewa Falls, town of Anson, in 1964, where they continued to farm. They lived in the town of Anson until April 2000, when LeRoy became a resident at the Chippewa Manor.
Survivors include his wife, Elva; six daughters, Miriam (Gary) Sommerfeld of Round Rock, Texas, Phebe (Clyde) Moss of Ellsworth, Mary (Thomas) Sterling of Chippewa Falls, Marty (Greg) Schild of Chippewa Falls, Rachel Ginder of Yorkville, Ill., and Rhoda Ginder of Springfield, Missouri; one son, L. Benjamin (Barbara) Ginder of Cadott; three sisters, Arlene (Martin) Spickler of Mt. Joy, Penn., Rhoda Stauffer of Ephrata, Penn., and Verna (Jay) Faus of Manheim, Penn.; two brothers, Rufus (Anna) Ginder of Manheim, Penn., and Lloyd (Nancy) Ginder of Manheim, Penn.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and caring and devoted friends, Mike and Rhonda Bichner; and his friends at McDonald's in Chippewa Falls.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at the Chippewa Manor Chapel of the Resurrection, with the Rev. Fr. Robert B. Hoekstra officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the Chippewa Manor Chapel.

James Wright
James A. Wright, 64, of 2925 Orange Street, Eau Claire, died Saturday, October 20, 2001.
He was born October 24, 1936, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the son of George and Ferris (Cook) Wright. Jim married Sonja Sielaff on October 5, 1957, in Osseo, Wisconsin.
He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 to 1959, and was a member of American Legion Post #550. He worked at Automotive Machine Works in Eau Claire for over forty years.
Jim was an avid Packer fan. He enjoyed deer hunting with his family and spending time at their lake property near Bruce, Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja; daughter, Joni Wright (partner, Dawn Goossens) of New Richmond; son, Jayme (Gerilyn) Wright of Fall Creek; son, Jon (Jennifer) Wright of Amery; granddaughter, Kaycie; grandsons, Kory, Kolten and Brecken; sisters, Joyce (Ed) Johnston, Ginger (Clem) Bluem and Barbara Lawrence, all of Eau Claire; brothers, Tom (June) Wright of Chippewa Falls, Gerry (Patti) Wright of Eau Claire and George (Brenda) Wright of Eau Claire.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob; and sister, Idabelle.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Smith Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Smith Funeral Chapel.
The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.

Beverly Anderson
Beverly Ione Anderson, age 75, of Kenosha, died on Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Kenosha Hospital & Medical Center.
She was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on May 17, 1926, to the late Helmer and Ella Mae (Bell) Peterson. She was educated in Eau Claire, and resided there until moving to Kenosha in 1960.
On August 14, 1950, she married Everett Anderson in Stillwater, Minnesota. He survives her.
She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Kenosha.
Survivors include her husband, Everett, of Kenosha; one daughter, Jaclyn Martin of Eau Claire; one son, Robert Anderson of Kenosha; one brother, Willard Peterson of Eau Claire; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 31st at 10 a.m., at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Avenue, Kenosha, with interment in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, Kenosha, is handling arrangements.

Charles Ferry
COLFAX -- Charles V. Ferry, 85, of Colfax died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
Charles was born February 14, 1916, in Colfax to Charles and Minnie (Breezee) Ferry. On July 14, 1939, he married Leona Schwartz in Menomonie and together they spent 20 years in Minneapolis before returning to Colfax in 1980 to retire. Over the years, he was employed as a tool and dye maker for Honeywell, Tran, E.O. Smith, Pressure Cooker and Minnesota Mining. He was a member of the Menomonie Masonic Lodge 164, the Shrine, Zor Temple and the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife, Leona of Colfax; his four children, Beverly Burach of La Crosse, Judy (Larry) Anderson of Apple Valley, Charleen (Bruce) Johnson of Brooklyn Center and Charles Ferry of Colfax; one brother, Robert Ferry of Colfax; one sister, Alma Quarters; ten grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Barb Fiers.
Funeral services for Charles Ferry will be Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Sampson Funeral Home in Colfax, with burial in Otter Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax is handling arrangements.

Orville Graese
GLENWOOD CITY -- Orville W. Graese, 74, of Glenwood City, Wis., died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
Orville was born April 24, 1927, in Glenwood City, Wis., to Albert Emil and Helen Marie (Schneider) Graese. He graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. from July of 1945 to January of 1947, where he attended the weather school at Chanute Field, Ill., and served as a weather observer in Okinawa during WWII.
Orville married Roberta Fennie on February 19, 1946. Following the military he became partners with his father, operating Glenwood City Machine Shop, Inc., until his sons assumed ownership. Orville had a strong faith in God and a great love for his family. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City and Curry Ainsworth American Legion Post 168. He served as a volunteer on the Glenwood City Fire Department for 22 years. He also served on the Glenwood City Council.
Orville is preceded in death by his parents.
Orville is survived by his wife, Roberta Graese of Glenwood City, Wis.; four children, Marilyn (Richard) Foss of La Crosse, Wis., David (Nancy) Graese of Glenwood City, Wis., Michael (Jody) Graese of Glenwood City, Wis., and Wendy (John) Carlson of Black Duck, Minn.; grandchildren, Jenny (Todd) Myer, Thomas Graese, Laura Graese, Mark Foss, Ann (Kyle) Wonderling, Benjamin Graese, Adrienne Graese, James Graese, Mary Graese, Christina Carlson, Kelly Carlson and Carrie Carlson; great-grandchild, Derek Myer; sister, Phyllis (Aaron) Palewicz of Glenwood City. He is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City, with Reverend Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood City Cemetery.
Friends may call at Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City today, January 28, 2002, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Hans Hanson
BLOOMER -- Hans Oscar Hanson, 90, of Bloomer, formerly of Nelson died January 27, 2002, at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer.
Hans was the son of Paul and Hannah (Nystuen) Hanson. He was born April 28, 1911, and raised in the town of Modena, Buffalo County, rural Mondovi. He was commonly known as "Oskie" as he grew up. He married Wilma Inez Caturia in 1932. They lived in Arkansaw until 1961. They bought and opened the Hanson Nursing Home in Pepin and ran it until 1969. His wife passed away in 1966. He then lived in Arkansaw, Pepin, and Nelson. He has been a resident of the Maplewood Nursing Home since April 1999.
Hans Oscar Hanson is survived by two daughters, Myrna L. (Jack) Sosnosskie of Bellview Nebraska, and Marjorie L. (Jerome) Bien of Boyceville; one son, Richard P. (Lillian) Hanson of Bloomer; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Baier of Osceola.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma; three sisters; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at Lyster Lutheran Church, Nelson. Rev. Michael Vetsch will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, January 28, 2002, at Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.

Arlene Henderson
COLFAX -- Arlene Henderson, 82, of Colfax died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Area Nursing Home in Colfax.
Arlene was born November 3, 1919, in Colfax to Anton and Maggie (Bredeson) Erickson. She grew up on Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School. On March 22, 1940, she married Frank Henderson. Arlene was employed at Presto in Eau Claire, the Colfax Creamery, Sana Dairy and as a dental assistant for Dr. David Frogner for many years. She was a member of Colfax Lutheran Church, the Senior Bowling League, the Senior Center and the Merry Mixers.
Survivors include her three children, Diane (Ken) Stofferahn of Pierre, S.D., David (Karen) Henderson of Green Bay and Mike (Karen) Henderson of Colfax; two sisters, Gerri (Dave) Bieniasz of Amery and Edna Hill of Colfax; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bev Larson; a brother, Merton Erickson; and two grandchildren, Craig Henderson and Michael Stofferahn.
Funeral services for Arlene will be Thursday, January 31, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Colfax Lutheran Church. Pastor Les Walck will officiate, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sampson Funeral Chapel in Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Norma Hoff
WHITEHALL -- Norma S. Hoff, 83, of Whitehall, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Tri-County Memorial Nursing Home in Whitehall, where she had been a resident for the past four years.
Norma was born on March 5, 1918, in Fly Creek Valley to Emil and Nettie (Weverstad) Hanevold. She married Francis D. Hoff of Sjuggerud Coulee on August 24, 1940, in Whitehall. Francis preceded Norma in death on March 21, 1997.
Norma and Francis farmed in Thompson Coulee for over fifty years. Norma was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and was a faithful member of the WELCA, a member of its circle and for many years a chairman of the quilters. Norma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved caring for her grandchildren. She loved caring for the beauty of their home, especially gardening and her flower garden.
Norma helped many friends with household tasks, which brought her so much happiness.
Mrs. Hoff is survived by her daughter, Linda Matchey of Independence; four grandchildren, Tim (Jeanne) Peterson and their son, Wyatt of Rosemount, Minn., Sara Peterson of Shoreview, Minn., Todd (Nichole) Peterson and their daughter, Isabelle of Shoreview, Minn., and Tami (Troy) Thayer and their children, Tatum and Jessie of Osseo; a daughter-in-law, Faye Hoff of Spooner; a sister, Evelyn Olson of Blair; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Hanevold of Madison, Vera (Bob) Hoff-Weiler of Mesa, Ariz., and Edith Page of La Crosse; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a close friend of the family, Elizabeth Jones of Waunakee.
In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was preceded in death by a son, Frederick; a brother, Walter; and a son-in-law, Ronald.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery, both in Whitehall.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2002, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials may be designated to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.
Blessed is her memory. She will be missed.

Albert Jackson
Albert "Al" Adam Jackson, passed away January 22, 2002, in Eau Claire.
Al was born May 18, 1925, in Fond du Lac, Wis., the son of Bert and Bertha (Seifert) Jackson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, served in WWII and received the Bronze Star of heroic service at Leyte.
Al married Mary Jane Fredrickson on June 25, 1949, and they had the pleasure of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in June 1999. He worked for the Upjohn Company for 42 years and received the W.E. Upjohn award.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Jane; two sons, Steve (Sue) Jackson of Eau Claire and Terry (Judy) Jackson of Eden Prairie, Minn.; four grandchildren, Casey and Cheryl Jackson of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Jessica and Sarah Jackson of Madison, Wis.; and one great-grandchild, Olivia Jackson of Eden Prairie, Minn.
His parents, two sisters, Dorothy North and Jackie Koenigs, preceded him in death.
Al was a friend to many, but most importantly he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
The family requests that memorials be sent in Al's memory to the American Heart Association-Stroke Division, 800 W. Wisconsin Street, Mail Box 31, and Eau Claire, WI 54703.
Private family services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home.

Arthur Soderberg
THORP -- Arthur William "Pat" Soderberg, 86, of Thorp, Wis., passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 7:40 a.m. at his home, with his family present.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp, with Rev. John Puerner officiating. Burial will follow inn St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 today, January 28, 2002 at Thorp Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Brad Soderberg, Jeff Soderberg, Kurt Soderberg, Scott Soderberg, Anna Soderberg and Jim Collins.
Arthur William "Pat" Soderberg was born in Thorp, Wis., on October 6, 1915, the son of Arthur and Mary (Velcheck) Soderberg. Pat attended St. Bernard's Catholic School, Thorp Public School and graduated from Thorp High School in 1933. On July 2, 1938, Pat married Eileen Marie Hayes of Stratford, Wis. For 17 years, he worked at Thorp Dairy and Blue Moon Cheese. He then moved to the family dairy farm where he raised three children. With the kids gone, he went into the auction business with Thorp Finance (later ITT), and he spent the final part of his working career in real estate as owner and manager of Soderberg Realty.
Pat was deeply committed to his family and community, where he supported business, civic, sports, school and church organizations. He served terms as president of the Thorp Business Association, the Thorp Lions Club, the Cloverbelt Baseball League, the Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Thorp Alumni Association, which he co-founded. He has been a member of the Thorp Public School Board, the Thorp Catholic School Board, the Victory Memorial Hospital Board, the Peoples Exchange Bank Board, the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a lifelong member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. He was honored by Lions International as a Melvin Jones Fellow, a humanitarian award. He loved to reminisce with friends and alumni. Pat wrote a history of Thorp businesses for the Thorp Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen; his three children, Don (Kathy) of Stevens Point, Wis., Bill (Susan) of Germantown, Md., and Carol (John) Stewart of Plover, Wis. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Brad (Linda) of St. Louis, Mo., Jeff (Terri) of Mosinee, Wis., Lisa (Jim) Collins of Dubuque, Iowa, Kurt (Paula) of Milwaukee, Wis., Scott of Cedarburg, Wis., Beth of New Berlin, Wis., Megan of New Berlin, Wis., Anna of Portland, Ore., Jenka of Washington, D.C., and Keir of Cape Town, South Africa. Pat was also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Doris (Robert) Cleary of Beaverton, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene in 1932 and Gerald in 1997; and one sister, Marjorie in 1978.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Services and Hospice in Chippewa Falls, Wis., whose care and comfort made the death experience as human and family centered as possible.
Thorp Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lawrence Weber
ELMWOOD -- Lawrence A. Weber, 90, of Elmwood died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.
Lawrence was born June 7, 1911, in the township of Eau Galle, Dunn County, the son of Michael and Johanna (Bauer) Weber. He married Mabel Weber on June 7, 1932, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Mabel preceded him in death on March 26, 1983. Lawrence later married Lois Evenson Balk on July 15, 1988, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood.
Following graduation from the Hall School, Dunn County, he worked for the Dunn County Highway Dept. Lawrence also farmed in Dunn County, bought and sold horses at the St. Paul Horse Market and locally for 20 years. Horses were his great love. He owned horses all of his adult life. In the late 1940's, Lawrence started a Case Implement Dealership as well as a Hudson Car Dealership in Elmwood. He established the Elmwood Ford Dealership in 1949. For over 50 years he was active in his Weber Real Estate Business.
Lawrence began public service in 1936 as a member of the Missouri Valley School Board in Buttermilk Coulee, near Elmwood. He was a trustee of the Elmwood Village Board for 40 years and served 29 of those years as mayor. In 1951, he was elected to the Pierce County Board of Supervisors and served for 41 years, six years as board chairman. For 35 years he was on the First State Bank Board of Directors in Elmwood. From 1973 to 1997, he was president of the board of directors of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home. Lawrence was a member of the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission for about 30 years.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lois; one son, Jerry (Joyce) of Elmwood; one daughter, Patricia (Wayne) Nohelty of Elmwood; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard (Lorraine) of Elmwood and George (Jean) of Eau Claire; and one sister, Arvilla Tietz of Eau Claire.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mabel; an infant son, Lawrence; four brothers, Galen, Phillip, Francis and Raymond; and four sisters, Lucy Weisenbeck; Lorraine Bates; Marie Schafer and Delores Hartung.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood, with Rev. Varkey V. Joseph and Rev. Jude Weisenbeck officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery-Farm Hill.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.


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