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Evelyn Branger
MONDOVI -- Evelyn F. Branger, 77, of Mondovi died Sunday December 9, 2001, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.
She was born November 20, 1924, in Coal Hollow, rural Conesville, Ohio, to Lloyd and Gladys (Marquand) Ford.
She graduated from Keene High School in 1943, and the Coshocton Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. In November of 1946, Evelyn came to Mondovi, Wisconsin to be a special duty nurse for Rev. Raymond Robinson. Shortly thereafter, she became a registered nurse at the Gillette Hospital in Mondovi. She married Eldrid Branger on August 23, 1947, in Mondovi, Wis.
She was employed as a school nurse at Gilmanton Area Schools from 1975 to 1987. She continuously used her background as a nurse to benefit her family and her community. She served on the Buffalo County American Cancer Society Board, was a Gilman Valley 4-H Leader, a 50-year member of the Gilman Valley Homemakers Club, a Sunday School Teacher and an active member of Our Savior's United Methodist Church.
Evelyn loved the simple things in life. The birds of the air, the vegetables and flowers in her garden and the beauty of nature brought joy to her. Always giving and never asking for anything in return, Evelyn reached out to family, friends and community on a daily basis.
Survivors include Eldrid, her husband of 54 years; six children, Ann (Irvin) Yelle of Mondovi, Wis., Susan (Brad) Duncanson of Mantorville, Minn., Christine (John) Kramschuster of Mondovi, Wis., Rebecca (James) Maus of Iola, Wis., Jay (Kolleen) Branger of Gilmanton, Wis. and Lisa (Raymond) Sandberg of Nelson, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Gavin and Garrett Duncanson, Seth and Hattie Kramschuster, Andrew and Elizabeth Maus, Wyatt and Weston Sandberg, and Julia Branger; four brothers, Gerald (Evelyn) Ford of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Ivan (Eleanor) Ford and Lloyd Ford, Jr. of Coshocton, Ohio, and Edward Ford of Parker, Ariz.; and one sister, Shirley Booth of Coshocton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three bothers, Ronald Dean Ford, Robert Ford and Lloyd Lester Ford; and one sister, Grace (Mork) Perkins.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 13, 2001, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi. Friends may call on Friday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the Church.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's United Methodist Church in Mondovi, Wis., with Rev. Ron Stelzleni officiating. Burial will be at the Tell Cemetery, rural Alma, Wis.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Our Saviors United Methodist Church.

Ethel Wilkinson
AUGUSTA -- Ethel Wilkinson, 91, of 305 Russell Street died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born in Walnut, Kansas, on April 4, 1910, the daughter of Elmer and Bessie (Richards) Sanderson. She moved with her family to Osseo and there she graduated from high school in 1931. Ethel married Henry Karow in May of 1943. The couple lived on Lake Eau Claire, moving later into the city of Augusta, where they owned and operated the Standard Gasoline Station and the Augusta Laundromat. Henry passed away in October of 1968. In 1976, Ethel married Randy Wilkinson. The couple continued to live in Augusta, spending winters in Texas. She was a member of the Augusta United Methodist Church and for over 50 years she was an active member of the Augusta V.F.W. Auxiliary, serving in several of its offices. She was also a member of the Augusta Nursing Home Auxiliary.
She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with burial in the Osseo Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Florence Champion
Florence M. (Bergerson-Franzwa) Champion, 89, formerly of Eau Claire, died Tuesday at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls.
She was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Eleva to Luella (Skogstad) and Earl Franzwa. She attended business college in Eau Claire.
Florence married Phillip "Pat" Champion on June 24, 1933. They owned and operated Truax Store and Eau Claire produce.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Royal Neighbors of America where she served as a recorder for Camp 665 from 1963 to 1990.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Wright) Champion of Chippewa Falls; a sister, Bernice Larson, of Osseo; a brother, Percy "Bud" (Virginia) Bergerson, of Eau Claire; a stepbrother, Marvin Franzwa of Mondovi; three grandchildren, Christopher (Rebecca) Wright of Chippewa Falls, Tracy and Travis Wright, both of Eau Claire; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kane, Kayla, Kaitlin, Amanda, Brandon, and Lauren, who lovingly referred to her as "Grandma Poopey"; a nephew, Larry (Edwina) Vold and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip "Pat" Champion; her biological father, Earl Franzwa; her parents, Luella and Ben Bergerson and three sisters, Marian Bushendorf, Hazel Vold and Betty Larson.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Truax Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Sandee Kosmo Christoffersen and the Rev. Fr. Robert B. Hoekstra, of the Chippewa Manor Retirement Community officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls and one hour before the service at the church.
Although she gave birth only once, she was a mother to many.

Lawrence Cooksey
ELK MOUND -- Lawrence F. Cooksey Sr., 51, of Elk Mound died Monday, August 14, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
Larry was born December 31, 1948, in Wabash, Indiana to Billy G. and Eilene J. (Tyner) Cooksey. He married Yolanda J. Armstrong, a native from Panama Canal in 1972 and moved to Wisconsin in 1974. He served four years in the Army. He had been employed as a truck driver with Kenworth Trucking of Menomonie.
He is survived by his wife, Yolanda J. Cooksey of Elk Mound; a daughter, Tammy Cooksey Larson of Colfax; two sons, Larry Cooksey Jr. and Michael Cooksey, both of Elk Mound; his mother, Eilene J. (Tyner) Harshman and stepfather, Gerald Harshman of Arivaca, Arizona; two brothers, Bill Cooksey of Akron, Ind., and Roger Cooksey of Wabash, Ind.; five sisters, Linda Kirkpatrick of Burr Oak, Mich., Cathy Hunter of Wabash, Ind., Connie Helland of Elk Mound, Sandy Brewer of Wabash, Ind., and Jane Bolinger of North Manchester, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Cooksey; a brother, Thomas Cooksey; and his grandparents, Floyd and Lillian Tyner and Lawrence and Mary Cooksey.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with Father John Schultz officiating and interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Chapel, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Smith Funeral Chapel is serving the family.

Dr. John Flynn
Dr. John J. Flynn, 61, of Eau Claire, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at his home surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
John was born August 4, 1939 in Eau Claire to James and Mildred (Craney) Flynn. On February 28, 1959 he married Barbara Evanson at St. James The Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1963. He practiced in Wayzata, Minn. for 6 ½ years before moving back to Eau Claire where he opened the Westgate Animal Hospital in 1969.
John was active in the community and was a local Veterinarian since the late 1960's. He was a member of the Eau Claire School Board for 23 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
He is survived by his wife Barb; two daughters, Rebecca (Jim) Anthony and Ramona (Robert) Mathews, both of Eau Claire; two sons, Roland of Mishawaka, Indiana, Robert (Ann) of Bay City, Wis.,; two brothers, Patrick and Frank "Butch"; one sister, Jane (Donald) Fisher; his mother-in-law, Lois "Tudy" Evanson; eight grandchildren, Kyle and Collin Flynn, John King, Alexander, Michelle and Phillip Anthony, Judy (Tim) Maldonado, and James Mathews; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Rudy Evanson; two brothers, Gerald and Michael.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 18, 2000 at 11 a.m. at St. James The Greater Catholic Church with Rev. John Schultz officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, August 17, 2000 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Avenue, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. public prayer service, and Friday one hour before the services at the church.
John will be remembered for his many contributions to the Eau Claire School Board, and the kindness he gave to all of his four legged friends.
Golden Funeral Home is serving the family.

Clifford Johnson
Clifford M. Johnson, 72, of Strum and formerly of Eleva, died Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital.
He was born on March 9, 1928, in the town of Chimney Rock, in Trempealeau County, to Clarence and Minnie (Knudtson) Johnson.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953.
He married Lois Hageness on April 2, 1955, in Eleva.
He was employed by Fisher Body in Janesville, farmed in the Chimney Rock area and later operated a saw sharpening business in his home.
He was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Eau Claire.
Clifford was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Johnson of Strum; a son, Gary Johnson, of Eleva; two granddaughters, Megan Johnson, and Rachael Johnson, both of Eleva; four brothers, Donald (LaVonne) Johnson, of Eleva, Norman (Kathy) Johnson, of Eleva, Larry Johnson, of Eleva and Gerald (June) Johnson of Stanley, N.D.; two sisters, Marion (Milford) Ulness of Eau Claire and Delores Cleasby, of Eleva.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marilyn Johnson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Eleva-Strum Church of the Nazarene in rural Strum, with Pastor Roger Galstad officiating. Burial will be at the Eleva Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Eleva American Legion.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kjentvet and Smith Funeral Home in Eleva Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church.

Jeffrey Lahner
Jeffrey P. Lahner, 32, of the town of Union and formerly of 1621 Donald Avenue, died unexpectedly Monday, August 14, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Eau Claire on July 9, 1968, the son of Donald and Beverly (Garton) Lahner. He graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1986.
He was a sales representative at Charter Communications.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly and father, Donald Lahner, both of Eau Claire; son, Zacharie, seven years old; brother, Kevin; five half brothers and sisters, Mike Krueger, Greg (Linda) Krueger, Sharon (Jim) Stocks and Kathy (John) Bates, all of Eau Claire, and John (Nancy) Lahner of White Bear Lake, Minn.; a niece, Angela Krueger; and a nephew, Allen Krueger.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Jeffrey loved to fish and enjoyed sharing that time with his son, Zach. He was a loving son, father, and brother who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church with Pastors Richard Bridston and Tim King officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home and an hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Ruth Slaby
INDEPENDENCE -- Ruth A. Slaby, 30, of Independence, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at her home.
Ruth was born on Feb. 2, 1970 in Clintonville, Wisconsin to Gordon and Pauline (Dumke) Klemp. She was raised in the Township of Bear Creek, Waupaca County. She graduated from Clintonville High School in 1988. Ruth continued her education at the Chippewa Valley Technical College, graduating in 1990 with an associate degree. On Feb. 4, 1994 she was united in marriage to Randy Slaby at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville. The couple has lived and farmed the family farm in Independence all of their married life. Ruth was previously employed at the Watkin's Home in Winona as an administrative secretary. She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Slaby of Independence; her father, Gordon Klemp of Clintonville; maternal grandfather, Paul Dumke of Clintonville; two sisters, Mary (Ray) Boyer and Diane Klemp, both of Clintonville; three brothers, Paul (Ann) Klemp and Daniel (Vicki) Klemp, both of Clintonville, and David (Jan) Klemp of Menasha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, where there will be a pray service at 7:30 p.m.
Services are tentatively scheduled for Saturday in Clintonville.

Clifford Stewart
Clifford V. Stewart, 83, 311 Twin Oaks Drive, Altoona, died Monday August 14, 2000 at Sacred Heart Hospital. He went to be with his Heavenly Father after a courageous struggle with lung cancer.
He was born July 24, 1917 to John and Helen (Emery) Stewart in Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, Wisconsin. He graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 1936, where he lettered in Varsity Football. Clifford received extensive training in Milwaukee as a Mechanic. He graduated from a mechanical motor course in Fort Riley, Kansas.
Clifford was an instructor teaching other military personnel in diesel Mechanics at Fort Riley. He served overseas in World War Two under General Patton in Company F 32nd Division Calvary Reconnaissance squadron (Mechanized). He was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Sergeant Major when he received his honorable discharge. In 1943 he met and married Private First Class Dorothy May Adams.
Following his service years, he worked at John Deer Plow Company in Madison and Osseo Supply and Service in Osseo. Clifford moved to Eau Claire and worked as both a mechanic and a supervisor for Briggs Transportation Co. After working at Uniroyal for 22 years in the Maintenance Dept., he retired. Following retirement he worked for Carlson Systems in Eau Claire. Clifford volunteered many hours delivering meals for Meals on Wheels for 10 years.
Clifford was an avid Packer fan. He was also a fan of sports in general. He followed his son, Ron's professional baseball career and his son George's football career. He loved to fish and hunt in his younger years and he enjoyed bird watching in his retirement years. He was a friend and a member of First Baptist Church in Eau Claire. Clifford was also a former member of the Masonic Lodge in Prairie du Sac.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy of Eau Claire; his children, Virginia (J Harvey) Cole of Grove City, Pa., Diane (Earl, deceased) Karow, Ronald (Sharon), George (Debra), all of Eau Claire; his grandchildren, Michelle Karow-Wilde of Eau Claire, Catherine (Jason) Te Peske of Chetek, Wayne Stewart, Todd Stewart and Brian Stewart, all of Eau Claire; his great grandchildren, James, Mike, Chris and Jared Wilde of Eau Claire, and Danielle Stewart of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Virginia Godshall of Venice, Fla., Wilma Stewart of Prairie du Sac, and Martha and George Adams Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; nieces, Barbara Morris of Prairie du Sac, Kay (Ken) Griffith of Mazomanie, Dawn Adams of Florida and Terry Marsh of Maryland; a nephew, James Stewart of De Forest.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Kenneth.
Funeral Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Eau Claire, with Pastor David Christner officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, with full military honors by VFW Post #305.
Friends and relatives may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire, and Friday an hour before services at the church.

Ethel Thompson
Ethel C. Thompson, 74, of 3202 Chasewood Lane, Eau Claire, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Ethel was born in Nelson, Wisconsin on June 18, 1926 to Lauritz and Inger Brant. She was married to Lester Thompson at Lyster Lutheran Church on January 19, 1946. She was employed at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire for 30 years.
She and Lester resided in Eau Claire for 40 years. They spent four years at a lake home in Cable, Wis. from 1990-1994.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lester; her daughters, Eunice (Terry) Boehlke of St. Paul, Minn., Barbara (Mitch) Piper of Eau Claire; son, Leonard (Kathy) of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Jennifer Piper, Stephanie (Tony) Market, Angela (Tim) O'Bryan, Nicholas Piper, Krista (Bob) Klindworth, Gretchen Boehlke, Heather, Michael and Mark Thompson; great-granddaughter, Madeline Market; brother, Palmer (Karen) Brant; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire where a 7 p.m. service will be held.
Friends may also call from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Lyster Lutheran Church in Nelson township, Wisconsin where a 10:30 a.m. service will be held. Burial will be in Lyster Cemetery.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Viola Kaner
ELMWOOD -- Viola "Vi" G. Kaner, 73, of Elmwood died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.
Vi was born March 3, 1927, in Dubois County in Indiana. She was the daughter of Claude and Lenora (Kendall) Russell. Vi grew up in Indiana, graduating from West Baden High School in 1946. After high school she lived and worked in Indianapolis for a short time before moving to Chicago. Vi worked at a bank in downtown Chicago, where she met and later married Harry W. Kaner on August 30, 1950, in Indiana. After marriage, they both worked in Chicago until 1956, when they moved to the township of Eau Galle, rural Elmwood, where they farmed and she has remained the rest of her life.
Vi is survived by her husband, Harry; three sons, David (Judy) of Rosemount, Minn., Bob of Menomonie and Joe (Barb) of Roberts; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Martha Archer of French Lick, Ind., her twin sister, Betty Holiday of Paoli, Ind., and Jenny Spaulding of West Baden, Ind.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Billy in 1957 and Jim in 1993; one sister; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Menomonie. Rev. Lyle Schulte will officiate. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, Eau Galle.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday night.
Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand is handling arrangements.

Helen O'Gordon
Helen C. Kolstad O'Gordon, 98, formerly of 215 Ohio St., died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Care Partners Rest Home in Eau Claire.
She was born on January 19, 1902, in Eau Claire to Oscar and Dora (Johnson) Anderson. Helen married Henry Kolstad in Eau Claire. Henry died in 1932. She later married Leslie O'Gordon in Eau Claire.
Helen worked in the bead room at Uniroyal Tire Company, retiring after 17 years in 1964.
Survivors include three children, Virginia Kolstad (Larry Bowman) of Milwaukee, S. John (Doreen) Kolstad and Mary O'Gordon (Jim Knickerbocker), both of Eau Claire; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Henry Kolstad and Leslie O'Gordon; a son, Delos Kolstad; and four brothers, Frank, Carl, Clarence and Lawrence Anderson.
Helen was a wonderful mother, a great cook and a devoted gardener. She was happiest when she could share her baking or her beautiful flowers and produce with others. Helen was a talented and creative seamstress; she could make "more" out of "nothing" than anyone could imagine. She will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Vicki C. Simon officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

Bernard Plante
Bernard W. Plante, 75, of 519 W. Willow St., Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
He was born February 16, 1925, in Chippewa Falls to Eleanor (Pitsch) and Wilfred L. Plante. He grew up in Chippewa Falls and attended Chippewa Falls Senior High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1943 to 1946 during WWII.
Bernard married Kathleen M. Cosgrove on October 25, 1947, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. He retired after working ten years at the Chippewa County Hospital and 22 years at the Northern Center, where he was an Aide II.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Kay (Jeff) Smiskey of Chippewa Falls, Suszanne (Jeff) Ness of Jarrettsville, Md., Roxzanne (Joe) Morris of Wylie, Texas, and Colleen (Harvey) Fouts of Chippewa Falls; one son, Dennis Plante of Chippewa Falls; one brother, William Plante of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren, David Fouts, Amy (Ron) Olsen, Eric Fouts, Chad Pehlke, Shawn Pehlke, Troy Pehlke, Dennis Plante, Jr., Tiffany Morris, Paul Morris, Courtney Ness, Alex Ness and Christopher Ness; and four great-grandchildren, Reese, Alyssa, Samantha and Tashina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Marie Cosgrove.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 10th at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Jerome Robinson celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment with military rites conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council will follow at Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and until the time of services Friday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls. The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council will pay their respects at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Bernard was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and was a very hard working man. He had a great sense of humor that made everyone laugh and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Frank Potts
Frank D. Potts, 88, Eau Claire, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Dove Healthcare. Frank was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Nov. 17, 1911, to David and Lucy (Heuer) Potts. He lived in the town of Wheaton as a young boy and attended the Sunny Side School in Chippewa County. He married Ardith Elaine Gorton, Sept. 21, 1936, in Eau Claire. They were married 61 years. Frank drove for Shoemarker Trucking during World War II. He then worked for Uniroyal for 40 years, retiring in 1974.
Frank was a very active member of the Merry Mixers Square Dancers for 40 years and attended all their conventions. He also enjoyed calling the dances. After retirement, he took up golf and played in singles and couples leagues at various golf courses in the Eau Claire area. Frank enjoyed 88 years of life, family and friends. He loved to sit outside and visit with everyone walking by. Frank also enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his children, Donald (Carmen) Potts, Eau Claire, Dale (Arlene) Potts, Chippewa Falls and Diane (Noel) Smith, Eau Claire; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Naomi Welter, Eau Claire, Lois Rahl, Eau Claire and Elenora Bundy, Fall Creek; two sisters-in-law, Edith Potts, Chippewa Falls and Marcella Potts, Augusta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardith; his parents; four brothers, Sidney, John, David and Richard; and a grandson, Daniel Potts.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eau Claire, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Pirazzini officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire and an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to First Congregational U.C.C. or Beaver Creek Reserve.

George Reiter
George Wm. Reiter, 90, of 3316 Miller Street, Eau Claire passed away peacefully today, November 8, 2000, at Oakwood Villa Nursing Home.
George was born June 4, 1910, in the town of Seymour to Paul and Mary (Stein) Reiter. George married Anna Poeschel on August 24, 1943, at Sacred Heart Church in Mondovi. George worked for Omaha Railroad Depot for many years and for Altoona Equity Auction Sales, from where he retired in 1975.
George is survived by his wife, Anna of 57 years; one sister, Irene Olson of Fall Creek; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Joseph, Charles, Henry and Laurence; and three sisters, Anna Meyers, Lucy Reidel and Eleanor Clark.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2000, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Eugene Klink officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of the Resurrection Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2000, at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, where there will be a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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